KPMG Asia-Pacific’s Board Leadership Centre Webinar

Board and Audit Committee Priorities 2021

Board and Audit Committee Priorities 2021

Board and Audit Committee Priorities 2021


Event Information

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.

In this webinar entitled “Board and Audit Committee Priorities 2021” hosted by KPMG Asia-Pacific’s Board Leadership Centre, we will discuss how each of these important topics impacts the region, with a particular focus on Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, and Thailand.

In addition we will focus on:

  • What are the top priorities for boards in 2021 and beyond? How are boards keeping pace and helping the business position itself for the future?
  • How will geopolitical risk trends and hotspots most likely influence markets in the year ahead?
  • What are the key challenges facing audit committees in 2021, and how can they reshape and focus their agenda.

We look forward to you joining us for this lively and informative webinar


Friday, 7 May 2021


Singapore time

09:45 am – 10:00 am  Online check-in

10:00 am – 11:15 am  Presentation and Panel discussion


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



Irving Low

Irving Low

Co-Head of Advisory
KPMG in Singapore

Irving is a partner in KPMG in Singapore and has been with KPMG for over 26 years, having worked in both the London and Singapore offices. As the Co-Head of Advisory (Singapore and Indonesia), he is responsible for the Advisory businesses and practices across Management Consulting and Risk Consulting. Irving sits in the firm’s Senior Executive Committee which oversees the firm’s strategic and operational excellence. His key area of practice is in corporate governance, where he is also the KPMG APAC Leader for Board Advisory Services. He has undertaken numerous corporate governance reviews for both public and private organisations in light of the renewed focus in this area. He is a frequent invited guest and speaker at board meetings and presentations as well as public forums on corporate governance.

Satya Ramamurthy

Satya Ramamurthy

Partner, Head of Infrastructure, Government & Healthcare, Head of Strategy, Advisory
KPMG in Singapore

Over his more than 20 years in leading advisory engagements covering strategy, business and financial advisory in Asia Pacific, Satya has witnessed first-hand how critical it is for businesses to manage change successfully. As leader of KPMG’s Strategy Group in Singapore, Satya has worked with major clients in the utilities and transport sectors, advising on Strategy, M&A, Board issues and providing them with insights on strategic options and financial reviews. Satya has also worked with Government Ministries to guide them through corporatization and privatization projects. Satya holds an MBA from the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmadabad, India and a Bachelor of Commerce from Calcutta University, India. He is also a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India. But he would be the first to tell you that education and personal growth never ends – especially in an era where change is the only constant.

Kenny Tan

Kenny Tan

Partner, Audit
KPMG in Singapore

Kenny is an audit partner with KPMG in Singapore, with over 27 years of experience working in Singapore and the United Kingdom. Kenny’s audit experience has spanned across a wide range of industries and public sector and provides him the depth and experience to deal with complex financial reporting matters. Besides statutory audits, Kenny worked as reporting accountant for several cross-border capital market transactions. He has extensive experience serving government-linked companies with numerous entities in multiple locations and leading multiple teams to deal with the demands of these high-profile clients. He has also led audits of multi-national companies headquartered in Singapore requiring strong global coordination. Kenny is a Member of the Financial Reporting Committee of ISCA. His other appointments within KPMG include Head of Shipping and Member of Accounting Advisory Committee.


BLC Country Representative

Maria Gracia C. Diaz

Ma. Gracia C. Diaz

Partner, Risk Management
KPMG in the Philippines

Ma. Gracia “Monette” Diaz is the Head of Department of Professional Practice, and the Risk Management Partner of R.G. Manabat & Co., KPMG in the Philippines. She is a member of the Executive Committee of the Firm. She has been in a lead role in KPMG Asia Pacific Board Leadership Centre Audit Workstream group since 2014. This is included in her more than 20 years of professional experience in financial reporting, audit, regulatory compliance and corporate governance, being the former General Accountant of the Philippine SEC. She is a member of the Philippine Interpretations Committee under the Financial Reporting Standards Council, and the Ethics Committee of the Philippine Institute of CPAs (PICPA) . Also, she serves as the Executive Director of the Capital Market Development Council, a joint public sector and private sector advocacy group. She was recognized by PICPA as an Outstanding CPA in Government Service and Outstanding CPA in Public Practice in 2009 and 2019, respectively.

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