Regional Director, Risk & Analytics, Asia Pacific of Willis Towers Watson
Kevin Snowdon is the regional director of Willis Towers Watson (WTW)’s risk and analytics team in Asia. With 30 years of risk and insurance advisory experience, Kevin leads a multi-disciplined team of actuaries, engineers, forensic accountants and risk consultants delivering risk insight and advanced analytics to WTW’s clients.
Kevin has worked with many multi-national, commercial and state-owned enterprises helping organisations define and drive strategic risk decision making. These include companies in the transportation, energy, manufacturing, technology and financial sectors with a keen interest in airport operators which present a complex interplay of aviation and non-aviation insurances to covering land and air-side exposures . He has extensive experience in the establishment of enterprise risk management, safety management system and crisis management frameworks and procedures, embedding risk cultures, business continuity planning and applying a variety of risk analytical techniques.
Since 2002, Kevin has been based in Singapore leading WTW’s Asia risk & analytics services team in the corporate risk & broking business. His global risk insight has provided effective due diligence for Asian companies investing, expanding and/or acquiring international operations. Kevin has also worked extensively in Europe, North and South America.
Kevin has a first degree in engineering with management economics and a master’s degree in loss prevention and process safety. He is a corporate member of the Institution of Risk Management, Institution of Occupational Safety and Health, The Society of Fire Protection Engineers, The Institution of Chemical Engineers and Singapore Loss Prevention Society.
Chief Operating Officer, South East Asia Pacific at SGS
Malcolm Reid is chief operating officer, South East Asia Pacific, a role he was appointed to in September 2015. Prior to this, he held the position of executive vice president for consumer testing services (2012-2015) and executive vice president of systems and services certification (2007- 2011).
After joining the company in 1987, Malcolm worked in the Middle East, Switzerland and Japan before his appointment as general manager, Vietnam in 1992. Malcolm was appointed operations director in Hong Kong in 1994, then regional manager for Eastern China based in Shanghai. This was followed by three years as managing director for the Philippines and Guam from 1997 and his appointment in 2000 as managing director for Thailand. From 2005 to 2007 he was managing director of SGS Australia Pty Ltd.
Malcolm graduated with a BSc Chemistry (Hons) from the University of Glasgow in 1985.
MD, Global Practice Leader Executive Compensation; and Rewards Business Leader, Asia Pacific at Willis Towers Watson
Shai Ganu is the global leader of WTW’s executive compensation & governance business. He also leads talent & reward business across South Asia (ASEAN and Indian sub-continent) – covering the board advisory, management consulting, and data services portfolios.
Shai leads a team of ~500 exceptional consultants across six continents, who advise clients on issues related to board and executive remuneration, performance management and incentives, board effectiveness, corporate governance, talent management and succession planning, digital transformations, and data science and human capital analytics.
Shai has more than 15 years of experience working closely with the boards and management teams of some of the largest companies in Asia Pacific. His main focal areas are board and executive compensation, board effectiveness, total reward strategy, performance management, sales effectiveness, equity plans, competencies, organisational effectiveness and cultural transformation projects. He works extensively with boards and management teams of Temasek and Khazanah portfolio companies, as well as conglomerates and holding companies across the region. He specialises in the technology, financial services and real estate sectors.
Prior to joining WTW, Shai was the managing partner and business leader for another global consulting firm, responsible for its talent and human capital businesses across the Asia. Prior to that, he was the head of executive rewards at Westpac Bank, responsible for board and executive remuneration, incentives, scorecards and performance management, annual remuneration report, share plans, and governance functions. He also managed the reward integration during the Westpac-St.George merger.
Shai has a bachelor of chemical engineering degree from the University of Mumbai, and a master of business administration from the Sydney Business School. He is a fellow of Singapore Institute of Directors (SID), and also sits on SID's professional development and corporate governance committees. He is a faculty of Singapore Management University (SMU) and Institute of Corporate Directors Malaysia (ICDM). He also serves on the Boards and chairs the HR committees, of not-for-profits in Singapore.
Director, South-east Asia of Economist Corporate Network
Pamela Qiu is the Network Director of the South-east Asia chapter of The Economist Corporate Network. She advises multinational corporations on the latest economic, political and market developments affecting business in the Asia Pacific region. She regularly chairs Economist events and roundtables, and delivers custom briefings to senior business executives. She joined The Economist in June 2011.
Prior to joining The Economist Group, Pamela worked as a policy analyst and associate at the Singapore Ministry of Finance, where she worked on policies to tackle socio-economic problems such as inequality and unemployment. She also worked on policies that were featured in the Singapore Budget. From 2009 to 2011, she was a researcher for the Center for Public Economics at the Civil Service College, the Singapore government’s core institution for public policy and economics research. Her research areas included the role of government in markets, public private partnerships, privatisation, fiscal policy, and behavioural economics. From 2004 to 2006, Pamela also worked as a market analyst with Prudential Health Insurance, based in London.
Pamela holds a bachelor’s degree in economics and a master’s degree in development studies, both from the London School of Economics.