The Asia Pacific region is facing unprecedented challenges arising from the COVID-19 pandemic, the changing geopolitical environment impacting our major economies, and the rapidly evolving technological landscape around us.
KPMG Asia Pacific Board Leadership Centre hosted webinar entitled Board and Audit Committee Priorities 2021, presented live on 7 May 2021. In this webinar, our esteemed speakers from KPMG in Singapore and all BLC country representatives from Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, and Thailand discussed how each of the important topics impacts the region.
The key topic discussed in this webinar were as follows:
- A discussion with Irving Low, Head of Board and Governance Institute and Head of Advisory (Consulting), on the priorities for boards in 2021 and beyond and how boards are position their business for the future.
- A conversation with Satya Ramamurthy, Head of Infrastructure, Government and Healthcare and Head of Strategy, on how geopolitical risks and hotspots will most likely influence markets in the year ahead.
- A dialogue with Kenny Tan, Partner - Transport and Shipping Sector, on key challenges audit committees face in 2021 and how they can reshape and focus their agenda.
Access the slides to the Board and Audit Committee Priorities 2021 webinar.
Quote from KPMG Indonesia’s Partner in Charge Board Governance Forum
Kusumaningsih Angkawidjaja (Ningsih)
Partner, Audit & Assurance Services KPMG in Indonesia
I am honored and thrilled for having the opportunity to greet more than 400 participants who joined KPMG ASPAC BLC Webinar on 7 May 2021. The webinar was very insightful, with a variety of presenters sharing their perspectives on emerging issues in the region as businesses step into a new reality.
The year 2020 was a time of unprecedented disruption and tremendous change for most businesses in the region and around the globe. I personally embrace the statement “Never waste a crisis” and believe that out of crisis will emerge many new opportunities that could bring organizations to the next level. Boards and Audit Committees have a critical role to work more collaboratively with management than ever before and continually empower the management team to navigate emerging issues and ensure that their organization has robust Enterprise Risk Management and agility to face future unknown risks.