INSTITUTE OF SINGAPORE CHARTERED ACCOUNTANTS
The Institute of Singapore Chartered Accountants (ISCA) is the national accountancy body of Singapore. ISCA’s vision is to be a globally recognised professional accountancy body, bringing value to our members, the profession and wider community. There are over 29,000 ISCA members making their stride in businesses across industries in Singapore and around the world. Established in 1963, ISCA is an advocate of the interests of the profession. Possessing a Global Mindset, with Asian Insights, ISCA leverages its regional expertise, knowledge, and networks with diverse stakeholders to contribute towards Singapore’s transformation into a global accountancy hub. ISCA is the Administrator of the Singapore QP and the Designated Entity to confer the Chartered Accountant of Singapore - CA (Singapore) - designation. ISCA is an Associate of Chartered Accountants Worldwide – supporting, developing and promoting over 325,000 Chartered Accountants in more than 180 countries around the world.
For more information, visit www.isca.org.sg.
SINGAPORE INSTITUTE OF DIRECTORS
The Singapore Institute of Directors (SID) is the national association of company directors. SID promotes the professional development of directors and corporate leaders. Formed in 1998, membership of SID comprises mainly directors and other professionals involved in the field of corporate governance. SID has a comprehensive training curriculum that covers the spectrum of developmental needs of directors. The Institute provides thought leadership on corporate governance and directorship issues. SID also provides other services to its members including regular networking events and socials, a board appointment service and a one-stop information service on governance related matters.
For more information, visit www.sid.org.sg.
THE BUSINESS TIMES
The Business Times (BT), a member of the Singapore Press Holdings group, is South-east Asia's leading financial daily. BT brings to its readers daily corporate, financial, economic and political news, analysis and commentary on print and digital platforms. It provides readers with in-depth coverage of Singapore and Asian business and economic developments, as well as global trends that impact Singapore business. BT's lifestyle journalists bring busy executives the latest in recreation, entertainment, the arts, design, food and shopping.
For more information, visit www.businesstimes.com.sg.
Standard Chartered Bank in Singapore is part of an international banking group, with more than 150 years of history in some of the world's most dynamic markets. Our purpose is to drive commerce and prosperity through our unique diversity, and our heritage and values are expressed in our brand promise, Here for good.
The Bank has a history of 160 years in Singapore, where we opened our first branch in 1859. In October 1999, we were among the first international banks to receive a Qualifying Full Bank (QFB) licence, an endorsement of the Group's long-standing commitment to our business in the country.
Singapore is home to the majority of our global business leadership, our technology operations, as well as SC Ventures, our innovation hub. In 2013, the Bank transferred our Singapore Retail and SME businesses to a locally-incorporated subsidiary, Standard Chartered Bank (Singapore) Limited ("SCBSL"). And in May 2019, we fully consolidated our business operations in Singapore through the transfer of our Commercial Banking, Corporate & Institutional Banking and Private Banking businesses to SCBSL. SCBSL is one of the highest-rated banks globally: A1/Stable by Moody’s Investor Services, A/Stable by Standard & Poor’s and A/Stable by Fitch Ratings.
In Singapore, we support both individual and corporate needs to build wealth and drive commerce at every step of their journey. We do this by offering an entire range of financial services across personal, priority and private banking as well as our business, commercial and corporate banking teams. The Bank has a network of 16 branches, 6 Priority Banking centres and 30 ATMs.
For more information, visit www.sc.com/sg/.
Jardine Cycle & Carriage
Jardine Cycle & Carriage (“JC&C” or “the Group”) is a leading Singapore-listed company with a strong presence in Southeast Asia. 2019 marks 120 years of Southeast Asian partnerships for JC&C, as well as its 50th year as a listed entity.
JC&C has a majority interest in Astra, a diversified group in Indonesia, which is also the largest independent automotive group in Southeast Asia. JC&C also has an established presence in the automotive industry beyond Astra, through its Direct Motor Interests operating in Singapore, Malaysia and Myanmar under the Cycle & Carriage brand, as well as through Tunas Ridean in Indonesia and Truong Hai Auto Corporation in Vietnam. The diversified businesses of the Group include Other Strategic Interests in Siam City Cement, Refrigeration Electrical Engineering Corporation and Vinamilk.
Together with its subsidiaries and associates, JC&C employs more than 250,000 people across Southeast Asia. JC&C is 75% owned by the Jardine Matheson Group.
ACCOUNTING AND CORPORATE REGULATORY AUTHORITY
The Accounting and Corporate Regulatory Authority (ACRA) is the national regulator of business entities, public accountants and corporate service providers in Singapore. ACRA also plays the role of a facilitator for the development of business entities and the public accountancy profession. The mission of ACRA is to provide a responsive and trusted regulatory environment for businesses, public accountants and corporate service providers.
For more information, visit www.acra.gov.sg.
SINGAPORE EXCHANGE LIMITED
Singapore Exchange is Asia's leading and trusted market infrastructure, operating equity, fixed income and derivatives markets to the highest regulatory standards. As Asia's most international, multi-asset exchange, SGX provides listing, trading, clearing, settlement, depository and data services, with about 40% of listed companies and 90% of listed bonds originating outside of Singapore.
SGX is the world's most liquid offshore market for the benchmark equity indices of China, India, Japan and ASEAN and offers commodities and currency derivatives products. Headquartered in AAA-rated Singapore, SGX is globally recognised for its risk management and clearing capabilities.
For more information, visit www.sgx.com.
The Centre for Governance, Institutions and Organisations (CGIO), NUS Business School
CGIO was established by the National University of Singapore (NUS) Business School in 2010. It aims to spearhead relevant and high-impact research on governance and sustainability issues pertinent to Asia, including corporate governance, corporate sustainability, governance of family firms, state-linked companies, business groups, and institutions. CGIO also organises public lectures, industry roundtables, and academic conferences on topics related to governance.
NUS Business School is known for providing management thought leadership from an Asian perspective, enabling its students and corporate partners to leverage global knowledge and Asian insights. The School is one of the 17 Faculties and Schools at NUS. A leading global university centred in Asia, NUS is Singapore’s flagship university, which offers a global approach to education and research, with a focus on Asian perspectives and expertise. Its transformative education includes a broad-based curriculum underscored by multi-disciplinary courses and cross-faculty enrichment.
For more information, visit https://bschool.nus.edu.sg/cgio
Deloitte provides audit, consulting, financial advisory, risk management, tax and related services to clients spanning multiple industries. With a globally connected network of member firms in more than 150 countries, Deloitte brings world-class capabilities and high-quality service to clients, delivering the insights they need to address their most complex business challenges. Deloitte’s more than 225,000 professionals are committed to becoming the standard of excellence. Deloitte Singapore is part of Deloitte Southeast Asia, a member firm of Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Limited. Comprising practices in Brunei, Cambodia, Guam, Indonesia, Lao PDR, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam, Deloitte Southeast Asia delivers measurable value to meet the needs of SEA’s increasingly intra-regional and fast growing companies.
For more information, visit www.deloitte.com.
EY is a global leader in assurance, tax, transaction and advisory services. The insights and quality services it delivers help build trust and confidence in the capital markets and in economies the world over. It develops outstanding leaders who team to deliver on its promises to all of its stakeholders. In so doing, EY plays a critical role in building a better working world for people, clients and communities. EY refers to the global organisation, and may refer to one or more, of the member firms of Ernst & Young Global Limited, each of which is a separate legal entity. Ernst & Young Global Limited, a UK company limited by guarantee, does not provide services to clients.
For more information, visit www.ey.com.
HEIDRICK & STRUGGLES INC
Heidrick & Struggles International, Inc. (Nasdaq:HSII) is the premier provider of senior-level Executive Search, Culture Shaping and Leadership Consulting services. For 60 years, we have focused on quality service and built strong leadership teams through our relationships with clients and individuals worldwide. Today, Heidrick & Struggles leadership experts operate from principal business centers in North America, Latin America, Europe and Asia Pacific. In Singapore and across South East Asia, we work in every industry sector and across every functional area. We build our knowledge around sector and functional trends, and have demonstrated expertise in the Southeast Asian marketplace.
For more information, visit www.heidrick.com.
KPMG in Singapore is part of a global network of professional services firms providing Audit, Tax and Advisory services. The independent member firms of the KPMG network have 174,000 professionals working together to deliver value in 155 countries worldwide. In the ASEAN region, member firms operate across all 10 countries, providing professional services supporting the growth, compliance and performance objectives of clients. These services include audit, tax, business planning, and advice on fundraising, acquisitions, process improvements, and risk management. We provide services to business corporations, governments and public sector agencies and not-for-profit organisations, who look to us for a consistent standard of service based on our professional capabilities, global industry insight and local knowledge.
For more information, visit www.kpmg.com.sg
PwC is founded on a culture of partnership with a strong commercial focus. This is reflected in our vision of "One firm - a powerhouse of a commercial enterprise that does the right thing for our clients, our people and our communities." Our goal is to build the iconic professional services firm, always front of mind, because we aim to be the best. We set the standard and drive the agenda for our profession. We are one firm, and extensively networked organisation that aims to bring the best of PwC to our clients each and every time. Our clients and people feel and benefit from the energy and power of the firm. We will deliver exception value with integrity, confidence and humility. We value our past but look to invest in our future.
For more information, visit www.pwc.com.
CITIGATE DEWE ROGERSON, i.MAGE
Established in 1988, Citigate Dewe Rogerson, i.MAGE is the market leader in capital market transactions and investor relations, having supported over 280 IPOs on the SGX-ST. This represents over one-third (37%) of all listed companies on SGX-ST.
Widely acknowledged as a trailblazer by the investing community, Citigate Dewe Rogerson, i.MAGE has built up a formidable track record, recognised for its "best-in-class" delivery of excellence in financial and investor relations, issue and crisis management. The Consultancy has won several top accolades for its work in financial communications over the years, including PRISM Awards for Best Investor Relations Programme awarded by the Institute of Public Relations Singapore (IPRS) as well as Best Investor Relations Campaign and Best Crisis Management at the Singapore PR Week and PR Week Asia Awards.
Citigate Dewe Rogerson, i.MAGE is a member of London-listed Huntsworth Group plc, a global integrated communications group with a network of 63 offices across 29 countries around the world.
For more information, visit www.citigatedewerogerson.com/global-network/singapore.