The Ellis Dinner

An exclusive dinner discussion for Finance Leaders of prominent firms based in Kuala Lumpur

Reassessing Financial Leadership in Light of Global Trends


The role of the CFO has broadened over the past decade. Beyond the traditional core responsibilities of financial reporting, audit and compliance, financial planning and treasury, most CFOs are playing key roles in asset/liability management and capital allocation as well as having a prime seat at the table when it comes to defining institutional strategies.

  • How can modern CFOs adapt and transform their financial organisation to remain relevant to the newly emerging expectations?
  • Which new and emerging technologies are playing a part in enabling this paradigm shift so that the CFO and his team can focus on more strategic objectives?

6:30 pm: Arrival and drinks reception
7:00 pm: Welcoming and opening address
7:10 pm: Dinner Discussion on “Reassessing Financial Leadership in Light of Global Trends” initiated by the moderator and continued by the group
8:00 pm: Dinner served as discussion is brought to a close
9:00 pm: Change of seats before dessert

Sage Restaurant
Lingkaran Syed Putra, Mid Valley City, 59200 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Monday, 20th of November

Sage Restaurant, Kuala Lumpur

Attended by:

Chief Executive Officer & Country Head Malaysia & Brunei of BNP Paribas Asset Management
Chief Financial Officer of Brahim’s Group
Chief Financial Officer of Prudential Assurance Malaysia
Chief Financial Officer of Celcom Axiata
Chief Financial Officer of Jaya Grocer
Chief Financial Officer of Microsoft
Chief Financial Officer of Axiata
Chief Financial Officer, Malaysia and Brunei of Zuellig Pharma
Director of Axiata
Executive Director, Tax of BDO Malaysia
Finance Director of G4S Malaysia
Head, Finance, Accounting and Controls of Standard Chartered Bank
Head, Corporate Finance of Sapura Energy
Head, Finance & Corporate Audit of Maxis
Head, Regional Digital Financial Services of Axiata Digital Services
Managing Director of Accenture
Senior Finance Manager of Westports Malaysia
Senior Managing Director and Head, Corporate Finance of CIMB

Hosted by:

Jess CirciThe Ellis Dinner