IMG_0406 Akito Konagaya
Senior Policy Analyst
Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)

Akito KONAGAYA is a Senior Policy Analyst in the Corporate Affairs Division of the Directorate for Financial and Enterprise Affairs of the OECD. In this role, he has contributed to the revision of the “Methodology for Assessing the Implementation of the G20/OECD Principles of Corporate Governance”.

Prior to joining the OECD, he worked in the Financial Markets Division and the Corporate Accounting and Disclosure Division of the Financial Services Agency of Japan, where he participated in the drafting of the Japan’s Corporate Governance Code and amendments of the Financial Instruments and Exchange Act regarding such as the takeover regulations, insider trading regulations and administrative monetary penalty.

He holds a B.A. in economics from the University of Tokyo, and an M.A. in economics from Duke University.

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Dr. Bandid Nijathaworn
President and CEO
Thai Institute of Directors Visiting Professor, Hitotsubashi University, Japan

Dr. Bandid Nijathaworn is presently President and CEO of the Thai Institute of Directors, Visiting Professor, Hitotsubashi University, Tokyo, Japan, and member of the Council of trustees and the board of directors of Thailand Development Research Institute.

Dr. Bandid is a well-known economist with a long working experience in macroeconomic and financial issues, including at the IMF where he joined as a young professional in the IMF Economist program. He is widely recognized as a keen commentator on regional and global policy issues and contributes actively to policy discussion and capacity-building in the ASEAN region.

Dr. Bandid left the Bank of Thailand in November 2010—where he joined in 1990 and held the positions of deputy Governor for monetary stability and for financial stability since 2004– to work on improving Thailand’s corporate governance and manage the country’s private sector anti-corruption initiative under the capacity of President and CEO of the Thai Institute of Directors. He writes regularly for the Bangkok Post and for his weekly column in a leading Thai business daily on economic and governance issues. He frequently lectures and chairs high-level policy and investors meetings throughout Asia including Japan and Singapore.

Waring_Kerrie Kerrie Waring
Executive Director
International Corporate Governance Network

Kerrie is responsible for delivering ICGN’s extensive work programme of policy representation, international conferences, education and guidance across 50 markets. She has been instrumental in shaping ICGN’s strategy to drive global governance reform over the past decade and has led rapid membership growth which today includes investors responsible for assets under management in excess of US$26 trillion.

Prior to her appointment at ICGN, Kerrie directed high profile governance initiatives at the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales where she led a cross-Atlantic initiative focused on US-UK corporate governance. Earlier, she was international professional development manager at the UK Institute of Directors, where she established IoD International and the Global Director Development Circle (now known as the Global Network of Director Institutes).

Kerrie is a lead author of the IFC’s Global Director Training Toolkit which has helped establish governance associations around the world and co-authored the Handbook on International Corporate Governance (2004), among a series of other publications. Kerrie was named Rising Star of Corporate Governance by the Millstein School of Corporate Governance and Performance at the Yale School of Management (2008). A chartered company secretary and fellow of ICSA, she holds a BA honors degree in international business and Japanese.

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Program Director
Toronto Centre

Lim Phang Hong is a Program Director with Toronto Centre.  He has worked in both the financial sector and as a financial regulator for over three decades.  His financial sector experience has focused on various aspects of risk management in global and regional banks, more recently in CIMB Group, where he was the group Chief Risk Officer, and Deutsche Bank, as the Managing Director for new products approval in Asia Pacific.

Phang Hong has also worked at the Monetary Authority of Singapore heading divisions which cover complex institutions supervision, specialist risk supervision, and internal risk management.  He had also led cross-functional work on areas such as cross border supervision and stress testing.

He is active in the risk management arena and was one of the founders of the Professional Risk Managers’ International Association (PRMIA).  He has also been named as Bank Risk Manager of the Year by Asia Risk.  Phang Hong is a graduate of the University of Toronto, Canada.

John Zinkin John Zinkin
Managing Director
Zinkin Ettinger Sdn Bhd

John is an internationally recognized expert on corporate governance. He has written three books on the subject: Corporate Governance (2005), Challenges in Implementing Corporate Governance (2010) and Rebuilding Trust in Banks: The Role of Leadership and Governance (2014) published by John Wiley and Sons.

As CEO of SIDC, the training and development arm of the Securities Commission, he was responsible for the development and delivery of the Non-Executive Directors Development Programme, corporate governance training for directors of public listed companies. As Managing Director, Corporate Governance at Iclif, he was responsible for the Financial Institutions Directors Education (FIDE) programme.

He has trained directors of banks and insurance companies and ASEAN Securities Commission regulators. He speaks regularly on leadership and governance and writes for the Star on governance-related topics. His specialties are “Reconciling Leadership and Governance”, “Ethics in Business” and “Leading Brand-Based Change”.

Before becoming Associate Professor of Marketing and Strategy at Nottingham University Business School, Malaysia Campus and MBA Programme Director, John worked for thirty years in major multinationals and consultancies in line and staff positions and he has more than 32 years’ experience working in Asia.

John is married to a Malaysian. He has Malaysian PR and was awarded a Federal Datukship in 2013 for services to Malaysia.