What, beyond economics, draws investors to your company

By Invitation Only

Date: 13 November 2018, Tuesday, 5pm – 6.30pm followed by networking refreshments

Venue: JW Marriot 30 Beach Rd, Singapore 189763

Dress Code: Office attire

The event has been fully subcribed. We look forward to seeing you!

Come join senior management of companies, investment managers and asset owners at a forum on 13 Nov 2018, Tuesday.

Distinguished speakers

will share their views on how good stewardship would help companies strengthen their capacity to deal with the opportunities and risks arising from disruptive changes in the value chain, climate change, social licence to operate, staffing for new business conditions.


4.30 pm Registration
5.00 pm Welcome
Keynote by Barbara G. Novick, Vice-Chairman and one of the founding members of BlackRock
Keynote by Chaly Mah,Chairman of Netlink NBN Management, Singapore Tourism Board, Singapore Accountancy Commission
Dialogue moderated by Divya Balji, Team Leader: Equities & Equity Markets Asia, Bloomberg LP. Speakers include Barbara G. Novick, Chaly Mah, Neo Gim Hway and Yiong Yim Ming.
6.30 pm Networking & Refreshments
7.30 pm End of event

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Barbara G. Novick, Vice Chairman, is a member of BlackRock’s Global Executive Committee, Corporate Risk Committee and Global Operating Committee. From the inception of the firm in 1988 to 2008, Ms. Novick headed the Global Client Group and oversaw global business development, marketing and client service across equity, fixed income, liquidity, alternative investment and real estate products for institutional and individual investors and their intermediaries worldwide. In her current role, Ms. Novick oversees the firm’s efforts globally for public policy and for investment stewardship. In addition, she is a member of the Executive Committee of the Investment Company Institute.

Prior to founding BlackRock in 1988, Ms. Novick was a Vice President in the Mortgage Products Group at The First Boston Corporation. Ms. Novick joined First Boston in 1985 where she became head of the Portfolio Products Team. From 1982 to 1985, Ms. Novick was with Morgan Stanley. Ms. Novick has authored numerous articles on asset management and public policy issues.

Ms. Novick is a member of CFA Institute’s Future of Finance Advisory Council and MSCI’s Editorial Advisory Board. She currently serves as a Trustee of Cornell University and the HCM Foundation. Ms. Novick previously served on the boards of Robert Toigo Foundation (2007 – 2010), UJAFederation (2009 – 2015) and Westchester Day School (2000 – 2005), served as both Treasurer and Trustee of Westchester Jewish Center (1994 – 2012) and coached in the Westchester Youth Soccer League (1999 – 2015). Ms. Novick earned a BA degree, cum laude, in economics from Cornell University.

Chaly Mah is Chairman of Netlink NBN Trust, Singapore Tourism Board and the Singapore Accountancy Commission. He is a member of the Board of Trustees of the National University of Singapore and serves on the boards of the Monetary Authority of Singapore, the Singapore Economic Development Board and CapitaLand Limited.

Prior to this Mr Mah was with Deloitte for over 38 years. He retired in 2016 as the CEO of Deloitte Southeast Asia and Chairman of Deloitte Singapore. He was the CEO of Deloitte Asia Pacific and member of the Deloitte Global Executive from 2007 to 2015 and the Vice Chairman of Deloitte Global Board from 2015 to 2016.

Mr Mah graduated with a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Melbourne in 1977 and qualified as a chartered accountant with the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia in 1981. He is also a fellow member of the Institute of Singapore Chartered Accountants, CPA Australia and The Association of Chartered Certified Accountants in the United Kingdom.

Neo Gim Huay is Managing Director, Enterprise Development Group and Sustainability, Temasek.

Prior to joining Temasek, Ms Neo was a Management Consultant at McKinsey in the Lagos, New York and San Francisco offices. Before McKinsey & Co, Ms Neo served in the Administrative Service of the Singapore Government, holding various appointments in the Ministry of Finance, Trade and Industry as well as the Prime Minister’s Office and the Singapore Embassy in United States.

Ms Neo has a Master in Business Administration from the Stanford University and was an Arjay Miller Scholar. She also holds a Master of Engineering (Distinction) and Bachelor of Arts (First Class Honors) from Cambridge University. Ms Neo is a Singapore government scholar and a US Eisenhower Fellow.

Yiong Yim Ming is Group Chief Financial Officer of City Developments Limited. An executive of the Company since 2007, she has extensive knowledge on CDL Group’s financial and operation matters, both domestically and overseas, covering the Group’s operations in property development, investment properties and hotels.

Ms Yiong has strong technical competencies, specialising in the real estate sector, harnessed through 12 years of audit experience. Prior to joining CDL, she served a 10-year stint in KPMG Singapore and a two-year engagement with Ernst & Young Singapore.

Ms Yiong holds a Bachelor of Accountancy degree from Nanyang Technological University and is a member of the Institute of Singapore Chartered Accountants.

Divya Balji is Team Leader of Equities & Equity Markets Asia, Bloomberg LP, managing a team of over 20 equities reporters and editors and oversee coverage for the Asia Pacific region including Australia, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Singapore, Malaysia, the Philippines, Vietnam, Thailand, India, Japan, South Korea.


The Diversity Action Committee (DAC) is a 18-member Committee comprising corporate leaders and professionals from the business, people and public sectors, formed to address the under-representation of women on boards of companies in Singapore. Mr Loh Boon Chye, CEO of SGX, is the current Chairman.

The DAC announced a triple-tier target of 20% by 2020, 25% by 2025 and 30% by 2030 for SGX-listed companies in April 2017. Larger companies are called to take the lead and create a momentum of change. For more information about DAC, visit www.diversityaction.sg.

BlackRock helps investors build better financial futures. As a fiduciary to our clients, we provide the investment and technology solutions they need when planning for their most important goals. As of June 30, 2018, the firm managed approximately $6.3 trillion in assets on behalf of investors worldwide. For additional information on BlackRock, please visit www.blackrock.com.

Singapore Exchange (SGX) is Asia’s leading and trusted market infrastructure, operating equity, fixed income and derivatives markets to the highest regulatory standards. As Asia’s most international, multi-asset exchange, SGX provides listing, trading, clearing, settlement, depository and data services, with about 40% of listed companies and 75% of listed bonds originating outside of Singapore.

SGX is the world’s most liquid offshore market for the benchmark equity indices of China, India, Japan and ASEAN and offers commodities and currency derivatives products. Headquartered in AAA-rated Singapore, SGX is globally recognised for its risk management and clearing capabilities. For more information, please visit www.sgx.com.