CT Awards 2022: Meet our judges
CorporateTreasurer is pleased to reveal the complete judging panel for our annual flagship awards process; the CT Awards 2022.
Our annual CT Awards recognise excellence across transaction banking and services, as well as the achievements of those corporate treasury teams and CFOs who make up our readership.
As always, we are looking to celebrate the standout individuals and strategies that redefine how treasury functions are managed in Asia. We welcome submissions from treasurers, CFOs, banks, consultants, technology vendors, accountancy firms – anyone with an interest in supporting the improvement of Asian treasury and finance.
Read on below for full details on the judges’ expertise and experience. For more details on the awards, please download our entry kit and note the categories and dates detailed at the bottom of this article.
Meet the panel
Christopher Emslie – Asia regional treasurer, General Mills
Emslie has held several financial roles, kickstarting his career in 1997 at an audit and accounting firm in Johannesburg. In 2008, he joined Asea Brown Boveri (ABB) as a SAP consultant handling the company’s ERP implementation, before becoming a country credit manager and subsequently, the firm’s first corporate treasurer for South Africa and Southern Africa. Following this, he relocated to Singapore, where he spent three years as ABB’s country treasurer. In his current role at General Mills, Emslie is responsible for all treasury operations in Asia. He holds an Honours degree in Accounting Science from the University of South Africa.
Felicia Foong – Regional treasurer, APAC, Nestle Group
Foong leads forex, risk, and cash management for Nestle Group in Asia Pacific. She has over 25 years of experience in the fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG) industry, and has held positions across all areas of finance at Procter & Gamble, GE Plastics, Novartis Pharma, SingTel, and Coca-Cola. A chartered accountant, Felicia graduated from Nanyang Technological University with a Bachelor’s in Accountancy and completed her Executive MBA programme in Nanyang Business School in 2010. She has attended finance and leadership programmes at Harvard Business School, UC Berkely-HAAS Business School and London Business School.
Damian Glendinning – Chairman of advisory board, CompleXCountries
After 21 years with IBM, Glendinning joined Lenovo in 2005 as group treasurer in Singapore, following the acquisition of IBM’s personal computer business. He held the position until his retirement in 2018. A fellow member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (FCCA), Glendinning graduated from Oxford University with a degree in French and Italian. From 2010-2018, he was president of the Association of Corporate Treasurers (Singapore), and currently serves as chairman of the advisory board of CompleXCountries and principal of Treasury Matters.
Nitin Jain – Head of Treasury and Capital Markets, Agrocorp
A seasoned global leader with experience in financial services, corporate finance, and system implementation, Jain leads the treasury and capital markets practice at Agrocorp. Jain has over 15 years of experience in banking, global multinational corporates, and hedge funds. He has significant domain expertise in treasury management and services. Jain has completed an Executive Programme in Applied Finance and holds an MBA in finance from the International Management Institute (New Delhi).
Gogo Ko (Yung-Lai) – Deputy general manager, Finance Department, Yuexiu Enterprises
With 22 years of experience at Yuexiu Group, Ko is responsible for overseeing Yuexiu’s financial management functions. During her time so far with Yuexiu, Ko has dealt with different activities including corporate finance, IPOs, securities, acquisitions, and real estate investment trusts. Prior to joining Yuexiu, she worked for Arthur Andersen & Co in Hong Kong and Sydney. She graduated from Hong Kong Polytechnic University and is a qualified fellow member of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA), the Chartered Global Management Accountants (CGMA), the Association of International Certified Professional Accountants, the Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants (HKICPA), and the Hong Kong Securities Institute (HKSI).
Iqbal Mir – Divisional head of Group Treasury & Shared Services, Fauji Foundation Group
With over 18 years of work experience in strategic finance & corporate treasury, Mir holds expertise across diverse economic sectors including fertiliser, telecommunications, oil & gas, cement, power, and food across Asia Pacific, the Middle East, and Pakistan. In his current role at Fauji Foundation Group, Mir is responsible for handling group treasury functions including group level policy management. Additionally, Mir manages the firm’s group treasury for its welfare projects, and its development of shared service centres for operations. He holds a MBA from Quaid-I-Azam University in Pakistan and a Master’s degree in financial engineering from Melbourne University. He participates in the Securities & Exchange Commission of Pakistan (SECP) and Pakistan Institute of Corporate Governance (PICG) as a certified director of the board.
Kenneth Ng – Director and corporate treasurer, DFS Group
Ng has worked at DFS Group for over 17 years and is currently responsible for the global treasury function which includes the management of over $1 billion in syndication or bilateral loan arrangements, and a similar size of cash in liquidity and forex risk management. DFS Group is part of LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton, an international luxury retailer catering to the travelling public.
Randy Ou – Treasury vice president, Alibaba
Based in Hangzhou, Ou oversees Alibaba Group’s treasury function. Previously, he has taken on numerous treasury roles in Shanghai and for a period of time, he was based in Hong Kong, where he hold the role of regional controller for Alibaba’s real estate function, with a focus on Japan and wider Asia Pacific. Ou graduated from the National Taiwan University, with a major in economics. He also obtained a MBA from the University of Michigan. As a chartered financial analyst (CFA), he has been a principal advisor for the CFA China Shanghai Representative Office.
David Pang – Treasurer, MTR Corporation
In his current role, Pang oversees MTR’s corporate treasury function including the risk management, and project financing of overseas projects. Before joining MTR, Pang served as senior manager of treasury at the Kowloon-Canton Railway Corporation. Prior to his involvement in the treasury industry, he spent ten years working in investment banking. Pang has also held senior finance and M&A positions in infrastructure and development companies. Pang graduated from the University of Hong Kong with a Bachelor of Science in Engineering degree. He obtained an MBA from the Chinese University of Hong Kong. He is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA), a trustee of MTR’s Retirement & Provident Fund schemes, a member of the Surveillance and Governance Committee of the Treasury Markets Association and an investment advisor to Metro Credit Union.
Gopul Shah – Director of Corporate Treasury and Structured Trade Finance, Golden Agri-Resources (GAR)
Shah has over 20 years of experience across financial services, with expertise in international treasury and finance, as well as business development in trade structured finance. Prior to joining Golden Agri-Resources (GAR) in 2014, Shah spent ten years at Cargill, where he worked across the firm’s proprietary trade structured funding (TSF) function, treasury, emerging markets trading, and risk management group. There, he was responsible for managing the firm’s TSF business, India treasury and financial services functions. Shah holds a MBA from the University of Chicago’s Booth School of Business, as well as a Bachelor’s in Commerce from the University of Bombay. He is also a fellow member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI), and an associate of CPA Australia.
A reminder on categories:
The awards are broken into the following categories
- House Awards - Financial Institutions
- House Awards - Service Providers
- Marquee Awards
- Best Treasury & Finance Strategies
This year, we have introduced three new sub-categories – cybersecurity, digital innovation, and ESG solutions –within House Awards (Best Service Providers).
- All entries must relate to achievements between 1 Jan 2022 – 5 Jul 2022
- Entry deadline: 5 July 2022 (6pm HK Time)
- Shortlist announcement: 15 August 2022
- Winner announcements: 7-9 September 2022