Asia Pacific Board Leadership Centre Webinar

KPMG’s Asia-Pacific Board Leadership Centre Webinar - 2022 Board and Audit Committee Priorities

Event Information

We are pleased to invite you to participate in KPMG’s Asia Pacific Board Leadership Centre Webinar entitled “2022 Board and Audit Committee Priorities”. This is an annual event which regularly brings leaders together.

There have been challenges and priorities shaping the board and audit committee agendas (e.g. various stages of post COVID-19 economic recoveries, consequences of the ongoing armed conflict) that bring uncertainties. In this webinar, we will discuss these and the key steps boards can take to create resilience in their organizations. We will focus on:

  • What are the top priorities for boards in 2022 and beyond? How are boards keeping pace and helping the business position itself for the future?
  • How will geopolitical risk trends and hotspots play out in the year ahead?
  • How is the ESG lens applied to the organization’s strategic thinking?


31 May 2022


10:00am – 12:00pm (Singapore, Manila, Kuala Lumpur)

09:00am – 11:00am (Bangkok, Hanoi, Jakarta)


On-line panel discussion (Cisco WebEx)
Log-in details will be provided to registrants in a confirmation email.

Please note that the session will be recorded.


Board members, Audit Committee Members  and “C-level” executives.

By invitation only.

Registration will be closed on Friday, 27 May 2022.



Untitled Document



Panelists / Moderators

10:00 AM

Opening address

Ma. Gracia (Monette) Diaz

10:10 AM

Board priorities in 2022

Irving Low

10:25 AM

Panel 1: Macroeconomic and geopolitical impacts on supply chains: getting governance right

Moderator: Kasturi Nathan


  • Dr. Brendan Rynne
  • Kevin Smout

11:10 AM

Panel 2: Managing board agenda, ESG issues and other risks: Board oversight

Moderator: Irving Low


  • Albert De Larrazabal
  • Kusumaningsih Angkawidjaja
  • Veerasith Sinchareonkul
  • Vera Eve Lim

11:55 AM

Concluding remarks

Neil MacNair

Presenters biography

BLC Leaders

Neil MacNair

Audit & Assurance
Chief Operating Officer
KPMG Asia Pacific

Ma. Gracia (Monette) Diaz

Partner, Risk Management
KPMG in the Philippines

Panel 1 | Macroeconomic and geopolitical impacts on supply chains: getting governance right

Kasturi Nathan

Head of Board Advisory Services
KPMG in Malaysia 

Dr. Brendan Rynne

Partner, Chief Economist
KPMG Australia

Kevin Smout

Global Leader, Governance, Risk & Compliance Services
KPMG Australia 

Panel 2 | Managing board agenda, ESG issues and other risks: Board oversight

Irving Low

Head of Advisory (Consulting)
KPMG in Singapore 

Albert M. de Larrazabal

Chief Finance Officer, Chief Risk Officer, and Chief Sustainability Officer
Ayala Corp

Kusumaningsih Angkawidjaja

Partner, Audit & Assurance Services
KPMG Indonesia

Veerasith Sinchareonkul

Managing Director
Sri Trang Agro-Industry Public Company Limited

Vera Eve Lim

Director & CFO
PT Bank Central Asia Tbk

BLC Country Representative

Kasturi Nathan

Head of Board Advisory Services
KPMG in Malaysia

Kasturi leads the Board Advisory practice of KPMG in Malaysia, under the Firm’s Risk Consulting practice. She is also the program leader for KPMG Board Leadership Center and KPMG Impact. Internally, she drives the Firm’s inclusive culture as the Head of Inclusion and Diversity.

She’s a certified practicing accountant and has been with KPMG for over 24 years, specializing in sustainability and integrated reporting advisory, corporate governance advisory, Sarbanes-Oxley (both USSOX and JSOX), external and internal audit, key control reviews, and enterprise risk management.

Kasturi is a member of the Integrated Reporting Steering Committee of the Malaysian Institute of Accountants, which promotes the adoption and continued development of integrated reporting in Malaysia. She is also a regular speaker on corporate governance and a trainer of boards in programmes that are organized under the auspices of regulators and professional bodies.

Kasturi had spearheaded her team to assist Bursa Malaysia Berhad in the development of the Corporate Governance Guide (1st, 2nd and 3rd edition), as well as the Sustainability Reporting Guide and Toolkits which serve to facilitate the understanding of listed issuers on the implementation of corporate governance and sustainability practices. 

Contact us

Join us for this lively and informative webinar. For questions regarding the event, please contact the KPMG MY BLC team.

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