Managing Corporate Reputation in Today's Digitally Connected Business World

Gerald Tan, Senior Associate and Advocate & Solicitor, OC Queen Street LLC -- Lawyers for Digital Business; Tay Woon Teck, Managing Director, Risk Advisory, RSM Risk Advisory Pte Ltd; and Moderator Amanda Goh, Chief Executive Officer, Edelman Singapore

Venue : AmCham Office, 1 Scotts Rd, Shaw Centre #23-03 S(228208) - Stamford American Auditorium

Date : March 21, 2018

Time : 4:45 PM - 6:00 PM

Price : $0.00

2018-03-21 16:45:00 2018-03-21 18:00:00 Asia/Singapore Managing Corporate Reputation in Today's Digitally Connected Business World - - AmCham Singapore

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Hosted by AmCham’s Marketing & Communications Committee and the Singapore Press Club


4:45 pm – 5:00 pm
5:00 pm – 5:05 pm     Introduction of panelists
5:05 pm – 5:45 pm     Panelists Discussion
5:45 pm – 6:00 pm     Q&A


Evolving nature of risk and increase in cyber-related incidents rank as top threat for companies, according to the 2018 Allianz Risk Barometer.

Given the zero divide between new and traditional media, smartphones have overtaken the print media in most countries as the primary news platform. Facebook increasingly chooses what news we see, and reputations can be built or lost with a Facebook “Like” button.

In this new environment, private and public sector organisations need to ensure they fully understand the evolving threats and opportunities.

How can businesses prepare and plan?
What lessons can be learnt?
How concerned should management be?

About the Panelists

Gerald Tan
Senior Associate and Advocate & Solicitor
OC Queen Street LLC -- Lawyers for Digital Business

Gerald is Senior Associate, Digital Business, at Singapore Law practice OC Queen Street LLC, a member of Osborne Clarke’s international legal practice. He is a disputes and regulatory/commercial lawyer in this space.
  He specializes in intellectual property and TMT (technology, media and telecommunications) law, and is equipped with financial services knowhow.

  earned  a  Bachelor  of  Social  Science  (Honours)  in  political  science  from  the  National University of Singapore in 2009, and  graduated  magna cum laude  as a  Juris Doctor from the Singapore Management University (SMU) in 2012. He was awarded the JD Term Award for the top 5 performing students of his cohort for 3 out of the 4 full semesters he was at SMU.

He started practice as an associate in a Singapore ‘Big Four’ firm, practicing in both its Dispute Resolution and Intellectual Property departments.

Prior to joining legal practice, he was an Industrial Relations Officer at the National Trades Union Congress.

Tay Woon Teck
Managing Director, Risk Advisory
RSM Risk Advisory Pte Ltd

Woon Teck is currently the Managing Director of RSM’s Risk Advisory division. He works closely with Boards and the C-suite in designing a risk management framework that links corporate strategies to risk management activities, corporate governance and internal control activities.

He is concurrently an Executive Director with the firm’s Corporate Advisory division, advising clients on corporate strategies, succession planning, profit improvements and cross-border M&A transactions. His work covers a wide range of industries in the UK, the US, Canada, China and ASEAN countries.

Woon Teck is a committee member of the Institute of Valuers and Appraisers of Singapore Council, Chartered Management Institute (Singapore), the Society of Modern Management and Australian Institute of Company Directors (Singapore Committee).
  He also chairs the Corporate Governance and Risk Management Committee under ISCA. 

He was previously a member of the corporate finance committee of the Singapore Investment Banking Association, and was a member of the task force under the ACE Finance Action Crucible to review the issues of financing for internationalising SMEs.

He authored the “Financial Handbook for SMEs” guide and co-authored the “Risk Governance for the Third Sector” workbook, “Doing Business in ASEAN” guidebook as well as the booklet on “Building a Treasury Centre for Sustainable Growth”.

About the Moderator

Amanda Goh
Chief Executive Officer
Edelman Singapore

Amanda Goh leads Edelman’s Singapore operations and is a senior advisor on corporate affairs, financial communications, and crisis and risk management. Edelman in Singapore is focused on delivering earned centric ideas powered by data, insights, creative and content, sound strategic planning and storytelling teams. Both offline and online. Singapore is home to APACMEA leadership for brand, reputation and sectors practices as well as our sister brands Edelman Intelligence and Zeno. Edelman provides clients access to dedicated specialist teams for crisis and risk, government affairs, digital strategy, creative, editorial content, training, UX planning, research, paid media and analytics.

A 15 year Edelman veteran, Amanda has two decades of international marketing and corporate consulting experience with tenures in Singapore, New York, Australia, and London. From 2008 to 2012, she was a Senior Vice President in Edelman’s HQ and New York office which employs over 900 consultants. From New York, she led multi-market client assignments spanning Europe, Brazil, and North America, with a focus on c-suite consulting, thought leadership, emerging market entry communications, and B-to-B marketing.

In Asia, she previously was the Singapore head of the Corporate, Financial and Public Affairs practice from 2005 to 2008 and led some of the firm’s largest client relationships across Asia Pacific. At the start of her tenure at Edelman, she managed the Microsoft Asia Pacific and Japan corporate, CEO, business units and citizenship relationship. In addition, as the Asia Pacific Client Relationship Manager for Samsung Electronics, she led two international award-winning marketing campaigns for the client in 2004, 2005 and 2007. Her other global clients at Edelman have included J&J, Shell, GE and various Ministries of the Singapore government.

Prior to joining Edelman, Amanda was a senior consultant based in Singapore and London with Havas Advertising/Grayling where she was responsible for regional integrated marketing campaigns for technology, health and consumer products.

Amanda is a former business and political journalist in Australia and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts (Mass Communications) degree in public relations, marketing and journalism.
  She has successfully completed executive education programs with Columbia Business School and Harvard Business School. She is an International Women Forum Leadership Fellow 2016/2017. Amanda is a frequent speaker at industry events with a focus on topics like corporate issues, brand reputation management, diversity and women in leadership. She was named 2015 Women in Watch by Campaign Asia and has served as a judge on industry creative and marketing awards like Spikes Asia and Festival of Media.

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