Evolving Talent in The Finance Sector

An exclusive breakfast discussion for finance leaders of prominent firms in Kuala Lumpur

Hosted by SAP, this breakfast discussion is set up to offer a relaxed and intimate forum for finance leaders of prominent firms based in Kuala Lumpur to discuss, debate and share experiences over a fine dining experience

Our discussions are very much inclusive and involve all the wealth of experience from the senior peers in the room.

You can find some pictures and videos of past events on our Instagram page: @ortus.club. All discussion abide by Chatham House Rules.

Evolving Talent in the Finance Sector

In the not-too-distant future, CFOs and finance leaders will be overseeing vastly different finance departments—both in terms of who will be doing the work and how that work will get done.

As innovations increase, the need to manage these new and changing business processes predominantly increase as well. Technologies ranging from artificial intelligence (AI) to robotic process automation (RPA), and analytics tools will surely streamline finance processes, but they will heighten, not abolish the need for skilled employees. While automation is likely to relieve some workers of repetitive tasks, it will also transform many existing positions, requiring additional strategic and analytical skills.

It is then critical for to define and address the need for talent that will meet the demands of innovation and transformation. Thus, the right individuals who possess the technical and soft skills are becoming essential to support the continuous evolution of technology.

We will be discussing:

  • How do you ensure that your team’s expertise matches their roles and responsibilities in the company?
  • How are you addressing the need to retrain and retain the evolving skills from recent innovations?
  • What is your company doing to ensure finding and equipping the right skills amongst your team?

CFOs and other finance leaders of prominent firms in Kuala Lumpur.

7:30 am Arrival of guests and breakfast reception

8:00 am Welcome by The Ortus Club and a short address by SAP

8:10 am Discussion instigated by the moderator and continued by the group over breakfast

9:30 am Discussion comes to a close and guests are encouraged to continue networking

Grand Hyatt, Kuala Lumpur

June 13th 2019


CFO of AmBank Group


CFO of Ekuinas


CFO of KBZ Bank

CFO of Sarawak Energy

CFO of Sapura Energy

CFO of Sellbytel

CFO of Taylor’s Unviersity

Group Financial Controller of Axiata

Global Operations Finance Director of Pure Circle

Finance Director of British American Tobacco

Finance Director of GE Aviation

GM Finance of Sarawak Energy

Senior Manager, Finance & Accounting of AEON

Samuel AdcockEvolving Talent in the Finance Sector