2015 ACFE Asia-Pacific


4-6 November 2015  |  Singapore

Conference Speakers

Featured Speakers

James D. Ratley, CFE
President and CEO
Association of Certified Fraud Examiners

James D. Ratley graduated from the University of Texas at Dallas with a Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration. In 1971, he joined the Dallas Police Department as a police officer. He was a member of numerous department task forces that concentrated on major fraud cases. In 1986, Ratley left the police department to join Wells & Associates, where he was in charge of fraud investigations. He handled investigations regarding internal frauds, conflicts of interest and litigation support. In 1988, he was named Program Director for the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE) and oversaw all aspects of the ACFE's training and education programs. In 2005, Ratley was awarded the ACFE's highest honour, the Cressey Award. He was named President of the ACFE in 2006 and continues to hold the title. Ratley has been selected as one of Security magazine's "Most Influential Security Executives for 2010" and Accounting Today's "Top 100 Most Influential People."

Christophe Durand
Head of Cyber Strategy, Interpol

Christophe Durand is a Police Senior Superintendent, seconded from the French Judicial Police to INTERPOL Global Complex for Innovation (IGCI), Singapore. Durand is the organization’s central point of contact for cyber strategy. He is responsible for obtaining and evaluating information about trends of cybercrime in order to fine tune the strategy according to, in particular, the emerging threats. He has accumulated more than 20 years of experience at the confluence of organised crime especially through financial approach (money laundering, international fraud) and IT issues (digital forensics, cybercrime).  

Barry Wong
Vice President, Head of Asia-Pacific, Customer Fraud Management, MasterCard Worldwide
Hong Kong

Barry Wong has extensive experience in fraud risk management strategies, operational risks, and crisis and change management. He is responsible for spearheading the coordinated deployment of anti-fraud solutions to help MasterCard customer financial institutions manage fraud risks and enhance their fraud mitigation controls. He works closely with law enforcement agencies to combat payment card crime as well as with government institutions to provide support for legislation and fraud strategies against card fraud and data protection.

Gunawan Husin, MBCI, CBCP, CAMS
Principal Consultant, Continuum Asia PTE LTD

Gunawan Husin has more than 21 years of international experience in banking with a main focus on disaster recovery, crisis management, corporate security and financial crime compliance (anti-fraud, anti-money laundering and countering the financing of terrorism). Prior to his current role, he led the risk control and oversight of global security and investigations, global resiliency and crisis management for JPMorgan Chase Bank in the Asia-Pacific region.

Andrew Fastow
Former CFO, Enron
Convicted Fraudster*

Andrew Fastow was the chief financial officer of energy trading company Enron Corporation, until the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission opened an investigation into his and the company's conduct in 2001. Enron, once the nation's seventh-largest company, declared bankruptcy in December 2001 after years of attempting to hide billions in debt and cover up failed ventures. The collapse wiped out thousands of jobs, more than $60 billion in market value and more than $2 billion in pension plans. Fastow was one of the key figures behind the complex web of off-balance-sheet special purpose entities used to conceal their massive losses.

In 2004, Fastow pled guilty to two counts of securities fraud, and was sentenced to six years in federal prison. He completed his sentence in 2011. He now provides litigation support at a law firm and consults with directors, attorneys and hedge funds on how best to identify potentially critical financial, accounting, compensation and cultural issues.

*The ACFE does not compensate convicted fraudsters.

Session Speakers

Andrew Koh, CRMA, MSRM, MSGF
Deputy Chief Manager, Risk Control, China Construction Bank Corporation

Andrew Koh is a notable thought leader, risk, fraud and governance expert with more than 25 years of working experience covering banking, finance, cards and payment sectors. He has worked in credit, market, operational, regulatory, sovereign, portfolio and integrated risk management roles, along with cross-functional roles in audit, compliance, fraud and technology risk management. As a recognized speaker, expert panelist, moderator and adviser in major conferences, he has presented to board members, directors, C-suite executives, and industry experts from central banks, government bodies, financial institutions and major corporations. He has been contributing a series of risk management articles for an award winning risk magazine, StrategicRisk.

Benjamin Chiang, CFE, CISA, CA
Partner, Ernst & Young Advisory

Benjamin Chiang is a Partner in EY’s Advisory Services Practice. He is a Chartered Accountant (CA) of Singapore, Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) and Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA). He has more than 18 years of IT audit and security consulting experience with a focus on IT security governance, process and technical security assessments, fraud risk assessments, computer forensics and incident response management. He was previously a Senior Internal Audit Manager leading the IT audit function for a Nasdaq-listed MNC.

Graeme Edwards, CFE
Detective, Queensland Police Service

Graeme Edwards is a Detective in the Queensland Police Service Fraud and Cyber Crime Group in Brisbane, Australia. Edwards has been a member of the Queensland Police Service since 1999, having previously been a Detective in the New Zealand Police Service. He has been a specialist investigator of financial and cyber crime for approximately 12 years. He has conducted numerous investigations into financial and cyber crime; its effects on their victims and identifying new methodologies on how criminals are using the internet. Currently, he is in the final stages of completing of Doctorate of Information Technology with a thesis on investigating cybercrime in a multi- jurisdictional environment.

Jarrod Baker, ACA
Senior Managing Director, FTI Consulting

Jarrod Baker is a Senior Managing Director of FTI Consulting in Singapore and provides specialist support to clients who face high-stakes litigation, complex investigations and regulatory scrutiny. He is experienced helping corporations with their investigative response to high-profile corruption scandals and previously worked in an in-house anti-corruption compliance role for a Fortune 100 company. A Chartered Accountant, Jarrod is also a Non-Executive Director of the Australian affiliate of Transparency International.

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

Jonathan Davison has 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.

Roger Darvall-Stevens, CFE
Partner, National Head of Fraud & Forensic Services, RSM Bird Cameron

Roger Darvall-Stevens is an anti-fraud, bribery and corruption forensic professional with more than 25 years of experience in all industry sectors. Prior to his current position at RSM Bird Cameron, he was a Partner of Ernst & Young in its global Fraud Investigation & Dispute Services (FIDS) team, leading the Government sector for Oceania and the Melbourne, Adelaide and Canberra geographies in Australia. Darvall-Stevens is a licensed investigator, a former police detective, a previous Board member of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE) as well as Melbourne ACFE Chapter President.

Scott Lane
Executive Chairman, The Red Flag Group
Hong Kong

Scott Lane started The Red Flag Group in 2006, and has developed the firm to more than 200 employees in four continents. He has personally been involved in building the client base of the firm to more than 600 clients, many of whom are household names and some of the largest companies in the world. He has more than 15 years of experience in legal, compliance, internal audit, export control, ethics and corporate governance, providing counsel and advice to senior management throughout the world in the development of legal and compliance practices.

Tony Prior, CFE, CAMS
Director, Ernst & Young

Tony Prior is a Director in Ernst & Young’s Fraud Investigation & Dispute Services team. He has experience in conducting both investigations and proactive financial crime services for the private and public sector. He has spent the majority of his career working in financial services. Previously he was the head of financial crime at AMP Limited, Australia’s largest wealth manager, leading fraud risk, AML/CTF, sanctions, business security and business continuity management teams. Now at EY he focuses exclusively within the financial services sector providing proactive services to banks, insurers, superannuation companies and boutique financial institutions.

Prior is well-credentialed, being a licensed investigator in all Australian states and New Zealand, a former Australian Federal Police agent, a CFE, a CAMS, and the Sydney Australia ACFE Chapter President. He has previously conducted a 12 month in-country anti-corruption engagement in Jakarta for the Indonesian government. He has also presented at several Asian and local conferences and authored several publications.In his 12 years in the Australian Federal Police he worked with several U.S. and U.K. law enforcement and posted overseas with the United Nations. He was awarded several commendations and service medals for his law enforcement activities.

Weiyi Tan
Local Principal, Baker & McKenzie, Wong & Leow

Weiyi Tan is a partner at Baker & McKenzie, Wong & Leow dispute resolution practice group. Her practice encompasses commercial litigation and compliance investigations. Her expertise lies in complex cross-border investigations and enforcement actions, focused on corruption, financial fraud and other white-collar criminal offences. She has handled many investigations, both in the context of internal investigations for clients, as well as responses to investigations by local and foreign authorities and regulatory bodies.

Rachael Mah, CA, CPA, PMIIA
Managing Director, AusAsia Training Institute Pty Ltd

Rachael Mah is the Managing Director and Principal Trainer at AusAsia Training Institute, a boutique training and consulting firm that provides internal auditing, fraud risk management and cross-cultural communication skills services for medium to large businesses globally. She had more than 25 years of internal audit and risk management experience before establishing her current role at AusAsia Institute in Melbourne, a firm that services training and consulting clients in diverse industries across Australasia, Asia-Pacific, Middle East, the U.S. and the UK.

*The ACFE does not compensate convicted fraudsters.

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