Asia Pacific Board Leadership Centre Webinar

2022 Board and Audit Committee Priorities

2022 Board and Audit Committee Priorities

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

(BKK time)


Panelists / Moderators

9:00 AM

Opening address

Ma. Gracia (Monette) Diaz

9:10 AM

Board priorities in 2022

Irving Low

9:25 AM

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

Moderator: Kasturi Nathan


  • Dr. Brendan Rynne
  • Kevin Smout

10:10 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

10:55 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 Representatives

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 the Chairperson of the Committee of the Sustainability & Integrated Reporting of the Philippine Institute of CPAs (PICPA) and is a member of the Philippine Interpretations Committee under the Financial Reporting Standards Council, and the PICPA Ethics Committee. Also, she serves as the Executive Director of the Capital Market Development Council, a joint public sector and private sector advocacy group.

Kristine I. Aguirre

Partner, Risk Consulting,
Advisory Services
KPMG in the Philippines

Kristine I Aguirre (KIA) currently serves as the Risk Consulting Services Partner at KPMG in the Philippines. Her experiences include more than 17 years in External Audit, Internal Audit, Internal Control over Financial Reporting, Sarbanes-Oxley Assistance Services, Enterprise Risk Management, Board Advisory, Forensic and Sustainability Services. She graduated from the University of Sto. Tomas (UST) with a degree in BS Accounting. KIA then went on to become a Certificate Public Accountant both in the Philippines and USA. She is also a Certified Internal Auditor.  Her representative clients include universal and commercial banks, multi-lateral banks, real estate, telecom and insurance organizations.

Contact us

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

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