Ms Eng Chin Chin
Partner, KPMG LLP, Singapore
Chin Chin is an audit partner with KPMG Singapore. She has more than 30 years of experience specializing in real estate and financial services sector and has significant experience in fund raisings and business advisory. She is currently the Chair of KPMG Singapore Oversight Sub-Committee for Quality and Risk Management.
Ms Siew Wun Mui
Vice President and Head, Whistleblowing Office
Singapore Exchange Regulation (SGX Regco)
Ms Siew is the Head of the Whistleblowing Office in SGX Regco, and oversees the management of whistleblowing reports received by SGX Regco on allegations of misconduct or wrongdoing by listed issuers. The Whistleblowing Office was established by SGX Regco in January 2020 to look into whistleblowers’ allegations relating to improper, unethical or fraudulent conduct involving listed issuers. Prior to heading the Whistleblowing Office, Ms Siew was Vice President and a Team Leader of Listing Compliance in SGX Regco, the function that monitors listed issuers’ compliance with listing rules.
Mr Lee Xiang Zheng
Suspicious Transaction Reporting Office (STRO), Singapore Police Force
The Suspicious Transaction Reporting Office (STRO) is Singapore’s Financial Intelligence Unit (FIU). Established in 2000, STRO is the central, national agency responsible for receiving Suspicious Transaction Reports (STRs) and other financial information such as Cross-border Cash Movement Reports (CMRs) and Cash Transaction Reports (CTRs) and analyse them to detect Money Laundering, Terrorism Financing and other serious crimes. Where possible offences are detected, STRO disseminates the financial intelligence to the relevant enforcement and regulatory agencies.
STRO represents Singapore at international forums and regional bodies in global Anti-Money Laundering/Counter Financing of Terrorism efforts. Since June 2002, STRO has been a member of the Egmont Group of FIUs and maintains close working relationships with FIUs of other jurisdictions. Following legislative amendments to section 48 of the Corruption, Drug Trafficking and Other Serious Crimes (Confiscation of Benefits) Act 1992 (CDSA) on 1 April 2019, STRO is able to exchange financial intelligence with more than 150 foreign FIUs under the Egmont Group, based on the principles of confidentiality and reciprocity and where STRO deemed that the information is relevant to the investigation in the jurisdiction.
STRO engages the financial institutions (FI) sectors and the designated non-financial businesses and professions (DNFBPs) sectors to raise the usefulness of information in reports filed by them. STRO have also developed publications to provide suspicious indicators, case studies and trends detected from our analysis of STRs. Such publications are disseminated to FIs and DNFBPs via the STRO Online Notices and Reporting Platform (SONAR) and through the respective industry associations and regulators.
Ms Sherry Quark
Director, Professional Oversight Department
Accounting and Corporate Regulatory Authority (ACRA)
Ms Sherry Quark is the Director of the Professional Oversight Department in the Accounting and Corporate Regulatory Authority (ACRA).
The Professional Oversight Department oversees the registration of public accountants and accounting entities as well as key aspects of regulation and enforcement of the profession. Its functions include conducting compliance checks on public accountants to ensure adherence to regulatory requirements, reviewing complaints made against public accountants and accounting entities and the adoption of ethical standards for public accountants and accounting entities in Singapore.
Prior to joining ACRA, Sherry spent more than 17 years in the audit profession, serving audit clients across various industries.
Sherry graduated with a Bachelor of Accountancy degree from the National University of Singapore and is a fellow member of the Institute of Singapore Chartered Accountants.
Mr Tan Seng Choon
Partner, Assurance, Ernst & Young LLP
Seng Choon has more than 30 years of audit experience working with EY London and Singapore office. He has audited multinationals, public and private companies and statutory boards across a diversified range of industries. These include Real Estate, Construction & Hospitality Technology, Resources & Transportation and Consumer Products. He also has experiences in IPO and following due dilligence projects.
Seng Choon holds a Bachelor of Accountancy (Second Upper Division) and is a Chartered Accountant and fellow member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales.
He is also a Chartered Accountant and member of the Institute of Singapore Chartered Accountants (ISCA). His other appointments and experiences include:
- EY Singapore Professional Practice Partner from Jan 2009 - Dec 2016
- EY ASEAN Regulatory & Public Policy Partner from Oct 2010 - June 2016
- ACRA Practicing Monitoring Sub-Committee Member till 2016
- ISCA Financial Reporting Committee Member till 2021
- ISCA Ethics Committee Member till April 2022
- Member of Learning and Assessment Committee - Professional Programme (LAC-PP) for the Singapore CA Qualification till 2022
Mr Balasubramaniam Janamanchi
Managing Director, JBS Practice Public Accounting Corporation
Mr Balasubramaniam Janamanchi (Bala) is a fellow Chartered Accountant (FCA) of Singapore. He is currently serving as ISCA’s Council Member. He has served as ISCA treasurer and as well in various ISCA’s sub Committees. Bala is also actively involved in Singapore International Chamber of Commerce and is the Finance Member of Hindu Endowment Board since 2020.
Bala is a CA from institute of Chartered Accountants of India and he is also a CPA from American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) and holds an ASEAN CPA.
Mr Bala is also a ISCA Financial Forensic Accountant since January 2021.
Bala has more than 25 years of comprehensive multi-industry experience in external and internal audit. He is the founder & Managing Director of JBS Practice Public Accounting Corporation, which he started in 2012 under the name of Shanker lyer & Company.
Mr Bala has professional duties which cover a wide range of services including the provision of auditing, accounting, financial advisory and management consultancy services to a wide diversity of international clients.
Mr Khong Yew Cheong
SVP Finance, Corporate Controller, DFS Group
Yew Cheong is a seasoned finance professional with >25 years controllership & finance leadership experience. He is currently the Corporate Controller with DFS Group Ltd / LVMH, with travel retail operations across 14 countries globally. Whilst based in Singapore, Yew Cheong is responsible for all controllership activities and teams globally, covering the entire gamut of processing, accounting and reporting, consolidation, tax and risk management.
His experience is wide-encompassing, across multiple industries and with large MNCs, such as American Express Inc, Chartered Semiconductor Manufacturing (dual listed on NYSE and SGX, now known as Global Foundries) & headed Finance teams in Financial Institutions - ANZ Singapore and Westpac Banking Corp (CFO/Head of Finance, Asia). He started his career with PwC Melbourne and Singapore and had significant exposures to external/internal audit, advisory & transaction services, corporate recovery and US/SGX IPO, and accumulated comprehensive knowledge of US GAAP, IFRS and SEC regulations.