Leaders of Change
Exclusive Dialogue with James
  As the Chief Financial Officer in Fusheng, James Samuels has been leading the Finance, Accounting and Tax functions as well as the Human Resources and IT Departments since 2012.
Jamie has lived and worked in multiple countries in Asia, including China, Hong Kong and Singapore and spent a significant part of his earlier career with J&J companies.
Comparing the role of CFO 10 years ago and now, could you name 2 things that have changed the most?
In my mind the role has broadened a lot. When I entered into the CFO role 10 years ago, the role was much more narrowly focused on Finance and Accounting than it is today. Today there is a much higher expectation for CFOs today to have a strong grasp of the business and to help drive business strategy. The other change is that today, regardless of whether the business is public or private, there is a much higher standard for financial controls and compliance. CFOs today need to be able to simultaneously wear the multiple hats of driving growth and ensuring compliance.

News & Updates

“Aligning HR & Business Strategies” talk at Amcham 23 July
Kenneth Leow, our Partner for Strategic Talent Advisory recently gave a talk on the topic “Aligning HR & Business Strategies for Powerful Business Performance” at the AmCham Singapore. The talk was well attended by 40+ senior HR from various multinational companies. During the session, Kenneth shared experiences and case studies on what HR practitioners can do to become more effectively aligned to top management.

This talk was later shared by EDB Singapore
on their website. Read the full article here.

The People At Work Philippines Successfully Places the President for Global Business Power Corporation (GBP)
The People At Work in Philippines has successfully placed Rolando Tantengco Bacani as the new President of Global Business Power Corporation (GBP). This search was headed by Cesar Ginete, Chief Operating Officer and the placement was the result of an extensive search process.
Mr. Bacani will be responsible for overall strategic and operational leadership of the company. Mr Bacani has over 30 years in the Philippines' National Power Corporation where he served in various capacities rising to the position of Vice President for Systems Operations.
Featured Opportunities:
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2015 Asia Pacific CEO Congress,
18-19 August

We were proud to be the Silver Sponsor at the inaugural 2015 Asia Pacific CEO Congress organized by The Business Times. This premier event, held at Sands Convention Center, gathered senior business leaders with 80% C-Suite across the Asia Pacific. This congress was a great platform for CEOs from various key sectors in Asia Pacific, to debate, strategize key issues and share ideas on how to do business in a competitive world.

Joo-Lee our Managing Partner, shared her insights at the panel discussion on “Managing Future Talent Pipelines with the Right Human Capital Strategy.”


Adding to Our Team of Experts
TPAW is pleased to introduce Lai Su Yim (left) as the Regional Director at our Singapore office. Su Yim is a returning staff member who has previously worked with us. Kristine Ann Arvesu (right) joins our Philippines office as a Senior Consultant. Welcome to the TPAW family!
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