2014 ACFE ASIA-PACIFIC

FRAUD CONFERENCE

16-18 November  InterContinental  Hong Kong

Keynote Speakers

Michael Woodford
Olympus Whistleblower
United Kingdom

In 2011, Briton Michael C. Woodford, a 30-year veteran of Olympus Corporation, was the first Westerner to be named CEO of the Japan-based maker of cameras and medical equipment. At the end of September 2011, Woodford confronted Olympus’ Board of Directors on multiple occasions asking for answers to financial discrepancies and even delivered a commissioned PricewaterhouseCoopers’ investigation report.

Woodford was abruptly fired Oct. 14, 2011, by the company’s executive board because of what the board cited as a “management culture clash.” The ousting was not only sudden and out of character for Olympus, but it sparked many questions about the board’s integrity. Just one month later, Olympus officials publicly admitted to the U.S. FBI and UK Serious Fraud Office to having paid fraudulent advisory fees in a decade-long cover up valuing $1.7 billion.

Learn more about Woodford and the Olympus scandal.

“When all we hear about is stories of corruption at the top levels of companies, Michael Woodford is a beacon of ethical hope from the C-Suites.”
--Paul Fiorelli J.D, M.B.A, Professor of Legal Studies, Co-Director Cintas Institute for Business Ethics, Xavier University

David Barboza
Correspondent, The New York Times
China

David Barboza has been a correspondent for The New York Times based in Shanghai, China, since November 2004 and has served as the paper’s Shanghai bureau chief since 2008. In 2013, Barboza was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for International Reporting “for his striking exposure of corruption at high levels of the Chinese government, including billions in secret wealth owned by relatives of the prime minister, well documented work published in the face of heavy pressure from the Chinese officials.” He was also part of the team that won the Pulitzer Prize for Explanatory Reporting and part of a team that was named a finalist for a Pulitzer Prize for coverage of the Enron scandal in 2002.

Albert Hui, CISA, CISM GCFA, GCFE
Principal Consultant, Security Ronin
Hong Kong

Having spent years breaking and protecting information technology systems for investment banks and government and national critical infrastructures, Albert Hui is an expert on high-sensitivity mission-critical systems security. Ever a thought leader, he has spoken at Black Hat, Economist Corporate Network and HTCIA AP, among other professional conferences. He takes great pride in having co-designed the original digital forensics curriculum for the Hong Kong Police Force. Hui is a SANS GIAC Advisory Board Member, a Digital PhishNet member, and a member of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners. 

Paul Chung
Deputy Head of the Financial Investigations Division of Narcotics Bureau, Hong Kong Police
Hong Kong

Paul Chung is an AML expert with more than 15 years of experience on financial investigation and financial intelligence handling. He has profound experience of anti-money laundering investigation involving bank accounts, banking products and securities. He was the supervising officer of a few prominent major money laundering cases in Hong Kong. Chung also has experience in handling complex fraud investigation, including boiler room fraud, franchise fraud, LC fraud, instalment fraud and insurance fraud.

D. Bruce Dorris, J.D., CFE, CPA, CVA
Vice President and Program Director
Association of Certified Fraud Examiners

Bruce Dorris is the Vice President and Program Director for the ACFE and is an advisory member of the ACFE Board of Regents. He is licensed to practice law as well as being a licensed Certified Public Accountant with experience in business valuation and litigation support. As an Assistant District Attorney for the Caddo Parish District Attorney's Office in Shreveport, Louisiana, Dorris created and was the Director of its Financial Crimes Screening Section. He formerly served on the Board of Directors with the National White Collar Crime Center, and was the Vice Chairman of its Audit Committee. He is a Past President of the Louisiana District Attorneys' Association ADA Section, and has worked in the Louisiana House of Representatives Fiscal Division. He has testified numerous times before legislative committees and was a frequent lecturer with prosecutor and accountant training associations.

Session Speakers

Chi Chen
Director, Fraud Investigation & Dispute Services, EY
Shanghai

Chi Chen has more than 13 years of experience in financial and enterprise data analytics and has worked in the United States, Australia and Greater China. He has extensive experience utilizing analytical software packages to join disparate data sets into a single repository, performing various analyses upon them, and identifying trends, patterns and outliers to detect fraud. He has led the design of a number of complex analytical engines leveraging predictive analysis, statistical modeling, data visualization and text mining to help clients build continuous monitoring systems to identify fraudulent or high risk transactions timely and efficiently. He is also experienced in providing clients leading forensic data analytics solutions, including AML analytics, anti-bribery and anti-corruption analytics, Fraud Triangle analytics, third-party due diligence, business intelligence, text mining and statistical anomaly detection.

Charlotte Cochrane, CFE, CA, CII
Founder and Managing Director, CC & Associates, International Fraud & Compliance Consultants
Hong Kong

Charlotte Cochrane has more than 25 years of financial crime investigative experience, including extensive fraud risk assessments. She has worked in the financial services industry and with governments in Europe, Africa, South America and Asia Pacific with many successful investigations and prosecutions in local and worldwide jurisdictions. Whilst in the UK she worked for an international white-collar crime investigation consultancy before joining the forensic accountants unit of the Crown Prosecution Service. In her 18 years with a large international financial institution, she helped the compliance department develop whistle-blowing policies to comply with increasing international regulations and legislation, in addition to investigating many whistle-blowing complaints in Asia Pacific.

Jonathan Davison
Director, Forensic Interview Solutions (FIS) Limited
New Zealand

Jonathan Davison had more than 12 years Investigation and Interview experience as a Detective with Greater Manchester Police. In his last role with Greater Manchester Police, he was an Advanced Specialist Tier 3 Interviewer and a Qualified Trainer in the field of Investigative Interviewing. Davison founded Forensic Interview Solutions (FIS), a collaborative team of international experts specializing in investigative interviewing and delivering bespoke training, consultancy and solutions to public and private sector organizations worldwide. He specializes in the forensic application of the "science of interviewing" in the workplace to improve investigative decision-making, efficacy and quality.

Edward Epstein
Partner, Troutman Sanders LLP
Hong Kong

Edward Epstein has represented multinational corporations (MNCs) in the due diligence and negotiation of numerous joint ventures and establishment of wholly foreign-owned enterprises in China. He has also assisted clients’ entry into the services, retail and trading sectors in China and is adept at designing strategies for investing and doing business in China. Epstein has also assisted MNCs in FCPA and code of conduct investigations, and the management of civil and administrative litigation in China. With his long tenure in China and his strong academic background, Epstein belongs to a very small group of foreign lawyers whose understanding of China and Chinese law extends far beyond the system for foreign investment.

Eric Feldman, CFE, CIG
Managing Director, Corporate Ethics and Compliance Programs
Affiliated Monitors, Inc.

United States

Eric Feldman retired from the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) in 2011 with more than 32 years of experience in Inspector General Oversight and federal auditing. He has served in executive positions with Offices of Inspector General at the Department of Defense, Defense Intelligence Agency, and CIA, and was the longest serving Inspector General of the National Reconnaissance Office (NRO). At the NRO, he presided over a highly successful procurement fraud prevention and detection program, widely recognized by the Department of Justice as a model throughout the federal government. Feldman is also currently President of Core Integrity Group, LLC, a consulting firm specializing in the development and assessment of corporate ethics and compliance programs.

Greg Hallahan
Senior Director, FTI Consulting
Hong Kong

Greg Hallahan is a senior director in the Global Risk and Investigations practice of FTI Consulting and he is based in Hong Kong. Prior to moving to Hong Kong at the start of 2013, Hallahan spent more than a decade working in mainland China. In addition to developing a portfolio of clients across the region, he is experienced in leading and conducting a wide variety of business intelligence, due diligence and corporate investigations throughout Asia Pacific. These engagements have stretched across a variety of industry sectors, in particular financial services, mining and manufacturing. Hallahan has also conducted extensive KYS assessments in many challenging environments, and prepared both corporate governance and compliance strategies to assist clients respond to UK Bribery Act, FCPA and PRC regulations.

Shane MacDonald CFE, CPA
Partner, Forensic Consulting, Grant Thornton Australia Ltd
Australia

Shane MacDonald has more than 23 years of professional experience across both the private and public sectors, working on assignments in Australia, Europe and the Asia-Pacific region. He is a specialist in fraud and corruption risk management and investigations, and has consulted across a broad range of sectors. MacDonald has conducted anti-bribery and corruption reviews and has investigated allegations of bribes, kick-backs and conflicts of interest involving employees, suppliers, agents, directors and politicians. His employment experience includes working for the Risk Advisory Group Plc in London UK as a forensic accountant in the Corporate Investigations Team ,and with the Australian Securities and Investments Commission as a Senior Financial Investigator in the Enforcement Division.

Pornchai Naruedomkul, Ph.D., CFE
Lecturer, Sripratum University
Thailand

Pornchai Naruedomkul is a lecturer in fraud examination and research in accounting for undergraduate and graduate programs, a guest speaker, a business consultant and serves as Evaluation Committee member for the Institute of Internal Auditors of Thailand. He has worked as Chief Financial Officer and is experienced in investment, risk management, business planning and strategies, and internal control with many organisations in various industries, including telecommunications consulting, information technology consulting, insurance, life assurance and banking for the last 27 years. He conducted the research and implemented the program for fraud deterrence system in the organization for his Ph.D. study and his research has recently received an award for an outstanding doctoral dissertation award from the National Research Council of Thailand.

Simone Rogers, CPA, CSP, CICA, CRMA
Department Manager - Enterprise Risk Management, Ambulance Victoria
Australia

Simone Rogers started her career at PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) South East Asia where she specialized in Energy & Mining and delivered risk-based audits. In 2003, she joined General Motors Corporation as its Asia-Pacific Regional Internal Audit Manager responsible for the risk and internal audit function for 11 countries. She was also a member of GM’s Global Audit Leadership Team. In 2012, Simone started her career in the public sector where she re-developed the State’s framework for the regulatory audit of the retail energy businesses in Victoria. Rogers is now the Department Manager of Enterprise Risk Management at Ambulance Victoria. Her key accountabilities include enterprise risk management, internal control, financial compliance, fraud control, internal audit and business continuity management.

Gerry Schipper
Group Head of Internal Audit, AIA Co Ltd
Hong Kong

Gerry Schipper is responsible for leading and overseeing the internal audit function across all lines of business for the AIA Group of companies. In that role he manages an internal audit plan that is aligned with appropriate regulatory and risk management requirements. Schipper oversees all internal audits and investigations of employee dishonesty and misconduct within the organization. He has led and conducted high-quality forensic audits and investigations of fraud and abuses, financial misstatement, as well as regulatory and compliance assessment audits. He also advises senior management and the Group Audit Committee on risk and control issues, and provides recommendations on how to manage and mitigate risks.

Charlie Warren, CFE
Practice Lead, Investigations Southeast Asia, Control Risks
Singapore

Charlie Warren leads the project management of fraud and corruption investigations and fraud risk assessment work across the South-East Asia region. He has several years of experience leading complex investigations in the region across a number of sectors, including telecommunications, manufacturing, banking, oil & gas, mining, construction and outsourcing.

Ronald Yu, J.D., LLM
Consultant, CC & Associates, International Fraud and Compliance Consultants
Hong Kong

Ron Yu is an author, a U.S. Patent Agent, general counsel, former digital forensics professional and conducts postgraduate classes on patent, intellectual property and information technology law, and intellectual property strategy. He has published articles on online learning, digital forensics, and intellectual property, and has authored the Information Security and Forensics Society’s publications on computer forensics and computer forensics best practices, the book Intellectual Property for Business and the Hong Kong chapter for the 3rd edition of the book Electronic Evidence.

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