Women in Treasury APAC Forum 2022

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It was wonderful to be back with our APAC community to host our final Women in Treasury Forum of 2022 on Tuesday 22nd November at 12pm – 4:30pm SGT at Raffles, Singapore.

Sophie Jackson, Joint Publisher and Head of Strategic Content at the Treasury Today Group facilitated a candid and thought-provoking panel discussion with our superb line up of influential panellists:

  • Juanita Woodward – Founder, Connecting the Dots

  • Shilpa Narula – Director & Head, FX, Derivatives & Investments, GE Treasury

  • Winnie Yap – Country Head, Global Payments Solutions, Singapore, HSBC

  • Indira Sahab – Managing Director, J.P. Morgan

The forum opened at noon with a lively pre-lunch welcome reception which included a short presentation by Meg Coates, Joint Publisher & Head of Operations, Treasury Today Group, summarising the broad findings of our Women in Treasury Global Study 2022, proudly supported by State Street Global Advisors. This was followed by a three-course lunch in the stunning Palm Ballroom, during which the panel discussion took place on stage.

This was followed by a dynamic question and answer session, with members of our APAC audience taking the opportunity to seek advice, share their views and pose questions to the panel.

At the end of last year, Treasury Today's Women in Treasury initiative was included within the Global Diversity List 2021, a definitive register of organisations and individuals that demonstrate an unswerving commitment to the values of equality, diversity and inclusion. Thank you to all the women, non-binary people and allies who have lent their time, support and voices to this platform! This accolade allows us to continue growing and developing our initiative.

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Post event coverage of this event will follow shortly.

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APAC 2022 panellists

Juanita Woodward, Founder, Connecting the Dots

Juanita Woodward

Founder, Connecting the Dots

Juanita Woodward is the Founder of Connecting the Dots, a boutique consultancy in Singapore that focuses on Digital and Inclusive Financial Services projects in the AP region. Previously, she held regional and global roles at Citi, ABN AMRO, and Standard Chartered Bank, as well as Eurogiro, a global payment network. In 2021, AmCham Singapore presented Juanita with the HERo Award, Trailblazer of the Year, SME for her continuous women’s empowerment leadership in Singapore since the early ‘90s. She was acknowledged for her roles as Founding President of the PrimeTime Business and Professional Women's Association, Co-Founder of BoardAgender, and Advisor to the Women in Business club at the NUS Business School. Additionally, she has been an Advisory Board Member at the NUS Business School Corporate Governance Centre since 2013, and a FinTech Fellow at the Singapore University of Social Sciences since 2016.

Shilpa Narula, Director & Head, FX, Derivatives & Investments, GE Capital

Shilpa Narula

Director & Head, FX, Derivatives & Investments, GE Treasury

Shilpa Narula currently works for GE Treasury and is Director & Head- FX, Derivatives & Investments for APAC and MEA regions. She has over 23 years of enriching experience in FX and interest rate risk management, liquidity management & financial services operations across several roles and markets. She is passionate about Lean/Six Sigma and believes in continuous improvement. Shilpa has led several projects to streamline FX hedging and payments processes for freely traded and restricted currencies leading to improved efficiency, better controls and reduced cost. Throughout her career, she has been instrumental in designing and implementing FX and investments as GE transforms & restructures through M&As or spin offs.

Winnie Yap, Country Head, Global Payments Solutions, Singapore, HSBC

Winnie Yap

Country Head, Global Payments Solutions, Singapore, HSBC

Winnie Yap is Managing Director and Head of Global Payments Solutions for HSBC in Singapore. In her role, Winnie leads the team responsible for delivering treasury solutions for Singapore-based and multinational corporations with domestic and international payments needs. Winnie has over 20 years of banking experience, including relationship management, transaction banking sales and client management across various business sectors. Since joining HSBC in 2006, Winnie has held various roles within the Bank’s Global Payments Solutions (previously known as Global Liquidity and Cash Management) business in Singapore, including Head of Sales for Commercial Banking and Head of Client Management.

Indira Sahab, Managing Director, Payments, J.P. Morgan

Indira Sahab

Managing Director, Payments, J.P. Morgan

Indira Sahab is a Managing Director in J.P. Morgan, Head of APAC Client Services & Implementation with 26 years of banking experience. She has been with the firm for the last 10 years where she spent five years in Shanghai managing the North Asia CS team, relocated to Singapore in 2017 and spent time managing SG & HK Implementation as well as ASEAN CS. Prior to J.P. Morgan, Indira was the Asia CS&I Head for RBS and have had experience in Cash Management Sales, Relationship Management, Business Management and Credit. Indira is originally from Jakarta, Indonesia and has lived in the US, the Netherlands, China and Singapore.

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