Mr Aaron Lee
Partner, Allen & Gledhill LLP
Aaron is a commercial litigator with a particular expertise on employment, white-collar, regulatory and compliance and corporate governance matters.
Aaron is the Co-Head of the Firm’s White Collar & Investigations Practice, and has an active practice in matters involving fraud, insider trading, money-laundering, corruption, securities, market misconduct, import/export and mutual legal assistance matters. He also regularly advises on corporate investigations and inquiries relating to employee misconduct, fraud and corporate governance-related issues.
In recent years, Aaron has been involved in and advised on major financial forensic investigations, including those concerning 1MDB, as well as cybersecurity breaches.
Prior to joining private practice, Aaron was a Deputy Public Prosecutor and State Counsel in the Attorney-General’s Chambers, where he advised on and prosecuted serious and white-collar crimes.
Ms Belinda Tan Partner and Head of Forensic Advisor, Grant Thornton SingaporeBelinda has more than 25 year-experience where she specialises in complex fraud and corruption related investigations, financial statement manipulations, assets misappropriation and litigation support engagements. Belinda has led numerous enquiries in Asia Pacific including Greater China where she lived for almost 6 years.
Belinda also has keen interest in and has conducted several regulatory audit and investigations typically commissioned by SGX RegCo as a result of notice of compliance.
She has also been appointed as the accounting expert/witness in Singapore, Hong Kong, Malaysia and the Philippines. Belinda regularly works alongside legal counsels and other professionals in litigations and dispute resolutions.
Belinda has written several articles including “Naughty or Nice? 8 Traits of a Corporate Fraudster”, “Continuous monitoring in your own backyard“, “Don’t waste your anti-fraud investments”, “Buyer beware – seller get ready”, “Suspected fraud – leverage those charged with governance”, etc.
Mr Ben Ee
Managing Director, FTI Consulting
Ben Ee is an expert in complex cross boarder fraud investigations, anti-bribery and corruption compliance reviews and third-party audits. He has worked on engagements across Asia, in the United Kingdom, the United States and the Middle East. Ben is also a qualified (fellow) Chartered Accountant with experience in professional services and as an in-house practitioner. Being ecognised in the Forensic Accountants chapter of Who’s Who Legal (“WWL”): Investigations since 2019: WWL says: “Benjamin Ee ranks highly among peers in the region for his expansive knowledge of fraud and corruption investigations as well as related compliance matters”; Mr Ee has a worldly view of governance and fraudulent schemes, particularly frauds in organisations and involving grants and funding schemes; “He is responsive and sharp and focuses on the end results”.
His work has supported clients in responding to requests from the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, Hong Kong and Singapore Stock Exchanges, independent directors, senior management and key stakeholders. The result of the investigations allowed his clients to determine the root causes and in their dealings with the stock exchanges, the media and business partners.
Ben’s clients have included multinationals, mainland Chinese and Singapore firms in various industries across new energy, life sciences, chemical, agriculture and manufacturing. Besides being a regular public speaker and author of thought leaderships, Ben is an Adjunct Professor at the Singapore Management University (“SMU”) lecturing on “Forensic Accounting Investigations” since August 2020 as part of SMU’s Bachelor of Accountancy program.
Mr Daniel Ng
MD and Head, Group Compliance, UOB Ltd
Daniel Ng is currently the Head of Group Compliance at UOB. He has close to 3 decades of financial risk management, regulatory compliance and corporate governance experience, having worked in banks and consulting firms. Daniel’s career spanned the first, second and third lines of defence in the financial services industry. He has worked extensively in the AP region and held senior leadership roles in UOB, EY and IBM.
Daniel is an ardent proponent of behavioural science, and actively drives AI and advanced data science adoption to enhance decision making processes. He has a strong track record in lea ding teams through successful digital transformations. Daniel graduated with a B.A. in Economics and Statistics from NUS, and a Sloan MSc in Strategy and Leadership from LBS. He is a CFA charter holder and a certified financial risk manager
Mr Guy Sheppard
General Manager Financial Services, Aboitiz Data Innovation
As Aboitiz Data Innovation (ADI)’s General Manager for Financial Services, Guy will play a key role in continuing the advancement of ADI’s mission to drive the adoption of Data Science and Artificial Intelligence tools and solutions that reduce operational cost, drive effectiveness within financial crime processes, collections, alternate lending, data sharing processes, and ultimately accelerate inclusive financing.
Guy has over 16 years experience in Financial Crime, Cyber and Fraud having recently led Financial Crime commercial and markets teams for SWIFT in the Americas, UK and Asia Pacific over the last 7 years. In his career, he has worked for Bankers Almanac, Wolters Kluwer Financial Services, LexisNexis and with the Metropolitan Police Terrorist Finance Investigations Unit on a Joint Venture. As a recognised domain expert and speaker in Due Diligence, Fraud, Cyber and Sanctions technology, he has also held various community such as being a former member of the Singapore FinTech Association's RegTech sub-committee and Course Director for the Wealth Management Institute's InfoSec Central Bank programme.
Guy graduated with Bachelor of Arts in English and Medieval Literature from University of Exeter, Exeter England and holds an Master of Arts in Marketing from Kingston University, London, England.
Mr Harsh NarulaManaging Director, DBS BankMr Harsh Narula drives the platform, Data Analytics, digital transformation, and Surveillance operations of DBS's legal and compliance function. His team combines analytics with leading edge technology to innovate against financial crime and to reshape the future of surveillance. Mr Narula is also responsible for group-wide transformation of process and operations to drive both efficiency and effectiveness for legal and compliance.
Mr Narula has over 23 years of banking experience across multiple functions. Prior to DBS, he has worked globally in business, operations and technology, risk management functions. He has managed end-to-end customer service across multiple business lines to deliver digital experiences using analytics, technology, and process re-engineering.
Ms Loretta YuenExecutive Vice President, Group Legal & Regulatory Compliance, Oversea-Chinese Banking Corporation Limited
Ms Loretta Yuen was appointed General Counsel and Head of Group Legal and Compliance in September 2010 and Executive Vice President in June 2015. She oversees the full spectrum of legal and regulatory risks, including anti-money laundering, across OCBC Bank and its subsidiaries, and provides advice on regulatory risks and legal issues involved in decisions to management, so that management can make informed strategic choices within an acceptable legal and regulatory risk profile.
Ms Yuen has over 20 years of legal and regulatory experience in banking and finance. She graduated with Second Class Honours in Law from the National University of Singapore and is an IBF Distinguished Fellow. In 2017, Ms Yuen was conferred the Outstanding Singapore Chief Legal Officer Award by the Singapore Corporate Counsel Association.
Ms Mabel Watt Assistant Auditor-General, Auditor-General's OfficeMabel is the Assistant Auditor-General with the Auditor-General’s Office. She is in charge of audits of public sector agencies in the education, environment, health, social, infocomm and transport sectors, as well as large public sector infrastructure development projects.She was also the Dean of the AGO Academy from 2012 to 2015.
Mabel is also a Chartered Accountant of Singapore, Chartered Financial Analyst and Certified Internal Auditor.