2014 ACFE ASIA-PACIFIC

FRAUD CONFERENCE

16-18 November  InterContinental  Hong Kong

Keynote Speakers

Michael Woodford
Olympus Whistleblower
China

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.

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. 

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

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.

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.

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.

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