Denise Cheok

Keynote Speaker

APAC Economist, Moody’s Analytics

Denise Cheok is an Assistant Director and economist at Moody’s Analytics in Singapore. She is responsible for forecasting and analyzing metropolitan economies across the Asia-Pacific region, in particular Singapore and Malaysia. She is regularly quoted in local media such as the Business Times, the Straits Times and Bernama. Denise holds a bachelor’s degree in Economics from the National University of Singapore, and a master’s degree in Economics from the University of British Columbia. Prior to joining Moody’s Analytics, Denise previously worked as a trade policy researcher at the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation.

Dr. Kai-Hong Tee

Keynote Speaker

Senior Lecturer in Finance, Loughborough University

Kai-Hong Tee is currently Senior Lecturer in Finance at Loughborough University School of Business and Economics in the United Kingdom. He has worked previously as a Lecturer in Finance at the University of Aberdeen and as a Property Investment Marketing Consultant on both residential and commercial sectors in the international properties markets based in Singapore. His research interests include the application of asymmetric risk measures on portfolio optimization, the study of liquidity risks, and efficient performance of managed futures and hedge funds. Dr Tee’s research has been published in reputable Journals such as the European Journal of Operational Research, Journal of Empirical Finance, Quantitative Finance and European Financial Management. He has a BA in Economics and Mathematics from the National University of Singapore, an MBA (with distinction) in finance from the Leeds University Business School, and a Ph.D. in Finance from Heriot-Watt University in Edinburgh, Scotland.

Dr. Evan Lau

Conference Chair

Professor, UNIMAS 

  • Associate Professor, Head of Strategic, Faculty of Economics and Business, Unimas
  • Associate EditorsCogent Economics and Finance(Taylor & Francis, SCOPUS); Associate EditorsHeliyon Business and Economics(Cell Press, SCIE, SCOPUS); Associate EditorsInternational Journal of Governance and Financial Intermediation(Inderscience); Associate EditorsEtikonomi(UIN Jakarta, ESCI)
  • His journal articles publications stand at 106 and he has 83 post-graduate students under his supervision while successfully examining 63 postgraduate theses.
  • Evan has been invited to speak at numerous international conferences (Indonesia, UAE, Sri Lanka, Italy, India, Philippines Malaysia, and Singapore) and also an active workshop instructor.
  • Listed as Top 10% economists in Malaysia since 2008 and Top 12% in Asia since 2012 by the Research Papers in Economics (RePEc) database. He was also cited as Top 10 Most Productive Malaysian Based Authors in Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences for the year from 2001 to 2010 by Malaysian Citation Centre (MCC).
  • Biography was selected to be listed in the 29th Edition of Who’s Who in the world for 2012.

Dr. Tan Jing Hee

General Chair

Deputy Chairman of the Management Council, Chairman of East Asia Institute of Management Academic Board.

Dr. Tan Jing Hee is the Deputy Chairman of the Management Council, Chairman of East Asia Institute of Management Academic Board. In 1973, he joined the Singapore Institute of Management, initially as Information, Publications and Research officer before moving into management development responsibilities. During his 25 years stay in the institute, he helped to build it into the premier HRD organisation in the region. While in SIM, Dr Tan was also involved in establishing enterprise-wide MBO systems in six medium and large organisations in Singapore. In 1987, he co-edited a book on Developing Managers In Asia, published by Addison-Wesley. Dr Tan was the Chief Operating Officer of SIM before leaving it to pursue other interests. In 1994, he wrote doctoral thesis on Developing A Factor Model of Management Work in Singapore, for which he was awarded his Ph.D from Henley Mangement College/Brunel University.

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