Post-Philippine Election Panel - Hosted by the Government & Regional Affairs Committee

Dane Chamorro, Senior Managing Director, Control Risks Group (S) Pte Ltd; Oscar Tan, Senior Associate, DLA Piper; and Dr. Astrid S. Tuminez, Regional Director, Legal and Corporate Affairs (LCA), SEA, Microsoft

Venue : Stamford American Auditorium (AmCham Office, 1 Scotts Rd, #23-03 Shaw Centre)

Date : May 24, 2016

Time : 7:45 AM - 9:00 AM

Price : $0.00

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Join us as Dr. Astrid S. Tuminez from Microsoft, Oscar Tan from DLA Piper and Dane Chamorro from Control Risks form a panel to discuss what can we expect after the Philippine Election. 

Will ‘clean government’ initiative continue with the newly elected President Duterte? What will Philippines be like under him? Will the constitution be changed to allow greater foreign ownership? Other constitutional change floated is federalism and stronger government power at the provincial level. How will the likes of infrastructure and PPP Centre progress under the new President. Can a Duterte government spread economic benefits beyond the Manila elites to the bulk of the country? With the deeper question of whether it is true the Duterte vote was an anti-elite, anti-oligarch, anti-rich protest vote by the poor. Also, what are the changes to be expected in the Foreign Affairs department, with regards to South China Sea? Will President Duterte be able to deliver on the ‘Peace and Order’ situation?

About the Speakers

Dane Chamorro
Senior Managing Director
Control Risks Group (S) Pte Ltd

Dane Chamorro has lived in Asia for over 25 years and is currently Senior Managing Director for South East Asia at Control Risks based in Singapore.  He regularly advises multinational strategic investors and private equity firms on corporate governance, political and partner risks, and high profile business disputes. Prior to his current role, Dane was Director of Political Risk Analysis for the Asia Pacific region where he was responsible for a team conducting investment assessments on behalf of multinational and sovereign clients. Previously Managing Director of the company’s North Asia territory (Greater China, Korea and Mongolia from 2007-11), Dane opened the Hongkong and Beijing offices of Control Risks.

Before joining Control Risks, Dane worked as the Asia Pacific Government Programs Manager for Geneva listed SGS Societe Generale de Surveillance developing fiscal governance programs for sovereign clients in South and South East Asia including two under World Bank auspices in Cambodia and Bangladesh.  Dane also worked as a consultant for the Hong Kong office of Chicago’s Technomic Consultants, Thailand's Manager Media Group and advised on government relations for the world’s largest nuclear fuel trading firm.

Dane is a former US diplomatic officer and a frequent speaker at international conferences on governance and political issues focused on Asia including the World Bank/IMF, The Conference Board, and International Bar Association.  Dane is an honors graduate of Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service with a degree in International Finance and completed graduate research on comparative Asian political-economy and security issues at the University of California. He is also an honors graduate of the US Army Intelligence School, speaks Mandarin Chinese and is a Certified Fraud Examiner and licensed investigator in Singapore.

Oscar Tan
Senior Associate
DLA Piper

Oscar is a New York/Philippine qualified cross border capital markets and M&A lawyer with DLA Piper, the world's largest law firm. He won the Philippines' most prestigious civic award (The Outstanding Young Men) in 2014 for thought leadership, and is the legal opinion columnist of the Philippine Daily Inquirer, the Philippines' largest newspaper.

Oscar has written front page commentary and prominent opinion columns on key election issues (such as the citizenship of Sen. Grace Poe and bank secrecy laws in relation to candidates), as well as Philippine-US defense arrangements and high profile challenges to legislation on the peace process and autonomy of Muslim provinces, reproductive health, cybercrime, budgetary powers and cultural preservation.

Oscar was elected as the first Vice-President of the Harvard University Association of Alumni in Singapore and previously served as the President of the University of the Philippines Alumni Association - Singapore. He graduated from Harvard Law School in 2007, where he was selected to speak at his graduation and was featured in Philippine front pages. He graduated from the University of the Philippines, College of Law in 2005, where he was President of the Philippine Law Journal and set the university record for most legal writing prizes won (eight, where others win one at most).

Dr. Astrid S. Tuminez
Regional Director, Legal and Corporate Affairs (LCA), SEA

Dr. Astrid S. Tuminez joined Microsoft in October 2012 as the Regional Director for Corporate, External and Legal Affairs (CELA) in Southeast Asia (SEA), leading a team of 13 professionals responsible for driving government relations, corporate citizenship, and business and regulatory initiatives in the region.

She is also an Adjunct Professor, the former Vice-Dean (Research) and Assistant Dean (Executive Education) of the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy (National University of Singapore).  At the LKY School, Astrid delivered leadership training to around 2,000 government officials (up to the level of vice-ministers) and private sector executives.  Previously, at the U.S. Institute of Peace, she assisted in advancing peace negotiations between the Philippine government and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front.  Astrid was also Director of Research for alternative investments at AIG Global Investment, where she did direct investments in biotech, and a sales/research professional at Brunswick Warburg.

In the 1990's, Astrid ran the Moscow office of the Harvard Project on Strengthening Democratic Institutions, where she worked with leading reformers, including Mikhail Gorbachev and Eduard Shevardnadze.  She was also a program officer at the Carnegie Corporation of New York, focusing on grant-making in democratization, conflict prevention, and non-proliferation of weapons of mass destruction.  She is a member and former Adjunct Fellow of the Council on Foreign Relations, and is the author of the book, Russian Nationalism Since 1856. Ideology and the Making of Foreign Policy and other articles, essays and op-eds on a range of subjects.

In 2012, Astrid authored “Rising to the Top? A Report on Women’s Leadership in Asia,” a project supported by the Asia Society and The Rockefeller Foundation. She has been a U.S. Institute of Peace Scholar, a Freeman Fellow of the Salzburg Global Seminar, a fellow at the Harvard Kennedy School, a Distinguished Alumna of Brigham Young University, a fellowship recipient of the Social Science Research Council and the MacArthur Foundation, and a member of the advisory board of the Asian Women Leadership University project and the Institute on Disability and Public Policy (IDPP).  She is an adviser to the Global Economic Symposium and serves on the boards of the Bank of the Philippine Islands (BPI); Singapore American School; and ASKI Global, an NGO focused on financially empowering Asian women migrant laborers.

Astrid was selected in 2013 as a “Top 100 Global Influencer” by the Filipina Women’s Network of the U.S.  She holds a B.A. in Russian Literature and International Relations from Brigham Young University; a Master’s in Soviet Studies from Harvard University and a Ph.D. in Political Science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.  She has run one marathon and three half-marathons.  She is based in Singapore, and is the mother of three children.



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