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Woman of the Year Awards 2014

Woman of the Year – Adam Smith Awards Asia

OVERALL WINNER: Shirley Hiew, DuPont

Shirley Hiew’s career started in Singapore as Financial Analyst at ICI, thereafter assuming Finance & IT lead for the Chemical business unit. In 1999, Shirley joined DuPont regional treasury team in Singapore before taking a regional Finance lead role in Shanghai. She now leads the treasury centre in Singapore, with accountability for Global Subsidiary Financing and Global Cash Management. Responsible for consolidating worldwide cash for a multi-billion dollar acquisition, she is leading a new banking architecture project and setting up a new liquidity structure and cash management for a proposed spinoff. Shirley holds a qualification in Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA).

“As a treasury leader within the organisation, Shirley is an advocate of challenging the status quo and putting in place the best practices for cash operations processes for DuPont” – Alan Lai, DuPont.

Shirley was a keynote speaker at our Women in Treasury Forum at Raffles Hotel, Singapore on 12th March.

Woman of the Year – Adam Smith Awards

OVERALL WINNER: Anita Prasad, Microsoft

Anita Prasad is responsible for corporate finance, capital structure, share buybacks and dividend policy, structured investments, global cash and liquidity, treasury operations, and credit services for MS online businesses. Previously Anita was Vice President of Treasury and Tax at LSI Logic Corporation. She was an Assistant Professor at the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee and holds a Bachelors and Masters in Economics, an MBA in MIS, and a PhD in Finance and International Business.

Six years ago, I took a role as a sales leader and we work as closely as ever. Unexpected, isn’t it, that treasury would work with sales. But this is the sort of leader and team player she is. She is the type of peer and partner that we all hope to get to work with in our careers” – Colleen Healy, Microsoft.

Anita was presented with her award at the Adam Smith Awards lunch on Thursday 19th June at Plaisterers’ Hall in the City of London.

Anita was a keynote speaker at our Women in Treasury Forum on 18th September 2014 held at Plaisterers’ Hall in the City of London.

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