How Finance Adapts to Today’s Digital Transformation

  • When:
    Thursday, 20 September 2018, 6:30pm - 9:30pm
  • Where:
    Grand Kempinski Hotel Shanghai, 上海凯宾斯基大酒店
    1288 Lujiazui Ring Road, Pudong, Shanghai
  • Price:
    RMB 250 for members, RMB 400 for non-members.

The digitalisation of the world is ongoing. How can financial managers deal with the digital transformation that companies undergo in China and around the globe? How does e-commerce and big data impact financial controlling? How does the digitalisation of the economy generate new opportunities and challenges for financial managers to create value, minimise costs and increase efficiency in the company?

The British Chamber Shanghai's Financial Services Focus Group and SwissCham Shanghai invite you to join us to discuss the above and other questions from a finance point-of-view.

Event Rundown:

  • 18:30 - 19:00: Registration
  • 19:00 - 20:30:
    • Introduction of topic 1: E-Commerce and big data - What is the impact on financial controlling
    • Panel discussion and Q&A
    • Introduction of topic 2: Digital Transformation – Where does the journey go and what is the impact on finance today?
    • Panel discussion and Q&A
    • Closing statements
  • 20:30 - 21:30: Light Dinner & Networking



No-show Policy: Please note you must cancel your reservation in writing to the event contact staff 24 hours in advance. No-shows without prior notification will be charged a no-show fee of RMB100. 

Walk-in Policy: Please note that members who attend the event without prior reservation will be charged an extra walk-in fee of RMB50 if spaces are still available.

Speaker Introduction

Andreas Hunziker

CFO, Lindt & Sprüngli (China)

Andreas Hunziker is the CFO of Lindt & Sprüngli (China) Ltd. and in charge of finance, supply chain, IT and strategic business development. Prior to joining Lindt, he worked at PwC Zurich in Switzerland as a Swiss Certified Public Accountant for six years. Lindt & Sprüngli is the Swiss premium chocolatier and confectionery company which’s history dates back to the year 1845. The Chinese subsidiary in Shanghai was founded in 2012 and the business expansion as well as the strong focus on E-Commerce is an ideal foundation to use digital transformation to create value for all stakeholders.

Steven Parker

Partner, KPMG

Steven Parker is a KPMG Shanghai Partner leading KPMG China’s digital audit transformation and its centralised audit delivery platform. Steven has been working with KPMG China since 2001 and is both a former Treasurer and Vice Chair of the British Chamber of Commerce Shanghai.

Stephan Weiss

VP, Finance, Roche China

Mr. Stephan Weiss is in charge of finance, business development, procurement and event management excellence. Roche Group founded the China site in 1994 and is the market leader in key areas of oncology, virology, and transplant. Roche leads large multinational pharmaceutical companies in China in establishing a complete value chain in pharmaceuticals comprising R&D, manufacturing and marketing.

Prabhakar Gopalan

CFO, Kuehne + Nagel North Asia Pacific Region

Prabhakar Gopalan is the CFO of Kuehne + Nagel North Asia Pacific Region in charge of Finance, Procurement and the Shared Service Center. He is with the company for the last 19 years. Previously he was CFO for South and Central America Region based in Santiago. Prabhakar also served as CFO for KN Brazil and Mexico.

Wang Sim Loong

Chief Information Officer, DBS China

Mr. Wang is the CIO for DBS China, in charge of the digital strategy and transformation for DBS in Mainland China. He is an experienced IT professional in the banking sector (more than 18 years), across the retail and corporate transaction bank. Graduated with an MBA from the University of Chicago Booth, and Bachelor of Engineering from National University of Singapore. He played an integral part in the DBS digitalisation journey, for which DBS is awarded as World’s Best Digital Bank by Euromoney in 2017 and 2018. DBS is also recognised as Asia’s Safest Bank by Euromoney in 2017 and more recently, Best Bank in the World 2018 by Global Finance.

Rodney Lo

Head of Channels & Digitalisation, United Overseas Bank (China) Ltd.

Rodney Lo is heading up Channels & Digitalisation function for UOB China since 2014 where he leads delivery channels and facilitates digitalisation initiatives for China. Leading his teams to build customer engagement and connectivity across channels to support customer groups as well as working with Fintech and ecosystem players to drive better outcomes for the Bank and its customers. United Overseas Bank (China) Limited (UOB (China)) is a wholly-owned subsidiary of United Overseas Bank Limited (UOB), a leading bank in Asia. UOB (China) is headquartered in Shanghai.

Rudy Priyetna

RM Lead Division Controller China, Robotics and Motion Division, ABB (China) Limited

Rudy Priyetna serves as Finance Partner of the Lead Division Manager for Robotics & Motion China in determining strategy and implementation. He advises management on action plans in finance, operation, including driving for appropriate cost structure, productivity optimisation, and capital efficiency. ABB is a pioneering technology leader in power grids, electrification products, industrial automation and robotics and motion, serving customers in utilities, industry and transport & infrastructure globally. ABB is headquartered in Switzerland and operates in more than 100 countries with about 147,000 employees.

Cheryl Chen

Finance Director, Fesco Adecco

Cheryl joined Fesco Adecco in 2016 as finance director and is working with her team on internal financial efficiency through big data, automated system upgrade and the integration of new tools and services. Prior, Cheryl worked for PwC and did assurance work as auditor, before joining Pepsi and Nexeo as finance manager being in charge of financial analysis and reporting, credit and treasury management and tax risk control.

Event contact

Hilary Wu