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Women in Treasury Asia Forum 2018

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Women in Treasury Asia Forum 2018

25th April 2018
Four Seasons

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Our Women in Treasury Asia Forum 2018 takes place on Wednesday 25th April at the Four Seasons hotel in Singapore from 12 noon to 4:30pm. This annual event is firmly established in the diaries of women and men across the Asia Pacific region and last year’s memorable and insightful event was attended by over 120 people.

The Forum will start at noon with a pre-lunch welcome reception which will include a short presentation summarising the broad findings of our latest Women in Treasury Study. This will be followed by a three course lunch in the Crescent Ballroom, during which the panel discussion will take place on stage, featuring leading industry speakers. The panel discussion will be moderated by Sophie Jackson, Joint Publisher & Head of Strategic Content, Treasury Today Group and will feature a superb line up of panellists including:

  • Florence Tan, Head, Treasury, APAC, M+W Group

  • Ariel Liu, Treasury Manager, Corporate Treasury, APAC, Johnson Controls

  • Christopher Emslie, Asia Regional Treasurer, General Mills

  • Crystina Hickey, CFA, Vice President, BlackRock

The debate will focus around some of the key issues highlighted by respondents of the study and the challenges to the progress of diversity in our industry as well as plenty of practical career tips and motivational messages for women and men working in the treasury function today.

Following the panel discussion, a lively open question and answer session will take place, giving members of the audience a valuable opportunity to share their own experiences and pose questions to the panel.

Coverage of the event will appear in the May/June 2018 edition of Treasury Today Asia and online.

Singapore 2018 panellists

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Ariel Liu

Treasury Manager, Corporate Treasury, APAC
Adam Smith Awards Asia 2017 Overall Winner – A Rising Star

Ariel Liu is a Treasury Manager with regional experience and perspectives. She joined Johnson Controls (JCI) in 2012 as part of the regional treasury team in Hong Kong and relocated to JCI’s Asia headquarters in Shanghai in 2016, where she works predominately in liquidity and FX risk management, business advisory and M&A.

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Florence Tan

Head, Treasury, APAC
Adam Smith Awards Asia 2017 Highly Commended Winner – Woman of the Year

Florence Tan has experience handling the full scope of treasury activities ranging from cash management, financial risk management, corporate finance, investments, trade finance and banking relationship management. Florence has previously headed the Asia Pacific treasury functions for various MNCs including Schenker, Apple and Toshiba.

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Chris Emslie

Asia Regional Treasurer

Chris has held various financial positions in South Africa since 1997, including transport and freight, security and IT. He joined ABB in 2008 as a SAP consultant for their ERP implementation, then as Country Credit Manager and finally as their first Country Treasurer, establishing the first ABB treasury operation in Southern Africa and spending three years in Singapore as Country Treasurer. He is now the Asia Regional Treasurer for General Mills, responsible for all treasury operations in Asia. He holds a B Compt Honors degree in Accounting Science from the University of South Africa.

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Crystina Hickey

CFA, Vice President

Crystina Hickey is a member of BlackRock's Cash Management Institutional Sales team in Hong Kong, part of the BlackRock Trading & Liquidity Strategies group. She is responsible for account management and new business development across all client segments throughout Asia Pacific. Her service with the firm dates back to 2007. Prior to joining cash management, Crystina looked after regional coordination and cross-functional collaboration across BlackRock. Prior to moving to Hong Kong she held numerous roles across BlackRock’s US Wealth Advisory business. Crystina earned a BA degree from the University of Pittsburgh and holds the Chartered Financial Analyst designation.


Portrait of Sophie Jackson

Sophie Jackson

Joint Publisher & Head of Strategic Content at Treasury Today Group

Sophie Jackson is Joint Publisher & Head of Strategic Content at Treasury Today Group and has 11 years experience in publishing. She began her career in a role in cultural publishing at the Dazed Group, coordinating both editorial content and creative partnerships in Europe and the US. After moving to Tokyo in late 2010, Sophie headed up the launch of Treasury Today Asia in 2012. This was followed by a move to Hong Kong in 2014. Treasury Today Asia is now read by 65,000 corporates across Asia-Pacific and our Adam Smith Awards Asia are in their fifth year. Sophie has been an integral force behind our global Women in Treasury initiative and is a passionate proponent of diversity and inclusion. She is a UCL graduate who studied in Paris and London.


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