AmCham Women Accelerate Symposium & Cocktail Reception

Iain McLaughlin, President of the ASEAN Business Unit, The Coca-Cola Company; Dr, Hsien-Hsien Lei, Vice President of Medical and Scientific Affairs, Asia Pacific, Medtronic; Priyali Kamath, Vice President - Skin & Personal Care, Asia Pacific, Procter & Gamble; Dominic Iacono, Regional Sector Leader, Adult & Feminine Care, Kimberly-Clark Asia Pacific; Moderated by Margie Warrell, Author, Leadership Speaker & Founder, Global Courage

Venue : Grand Copthorne Waterfront Singapore, 392 Havelock Rd, Singapore 169663 (Riverfront Ballroom, Level 2)

Date : September 28, 2018

Time : 3:30 PM - 6:00 PM

Price : $75.00

2018-09-28 15:30:00 2018-09-28 18:00:00 Asia/Singapore AmCham Women Accelerate Symposium & Cocktail Reception - Grand Copthorne Waterfront Singapore, 392 Havelock Rd, Singapore 169663 (Riverfront Ballroom, Level 3) AmCham Singapore

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Please join us for what is sure to be another inspiring event presented by AmCham Women. Launched in April 2018, AmCham Women is the primary platform for the Chamber dedicated to accelerating diversity & inclusion in the workplace. The Accelerate Symposium is aimed at bringing business leaders together that share AmCham Women’s mission to share insights on often complex dimensions of women empowerment and in advancing diversity & inclusion in a business environment.

The Symposium will feature a panel of regional leaders who will share their insights and experiences on what it takes to effectively lead in an increasingly global environment consisting of different nationalities, core values, religion and cultural norms. The Symposium will also include the "Learning Lounge” – consisting of coaching/training related activities by AmCham member companies prior to the Panel session. After the Panel session will be additional networking opportunities during the cocktail reception to reflect on the insights shared during the Symposium.

The Accelerate Symposium & Cocktail Reception is an ideal event for ambitious and passionate business leaders who are looking to take their leadership journey to the next level at the regional and global level.

Corporate tables are available at $800 for 10 seats.  Please email Nathan at to reserve a table and learn more on corporate table benefits.


Iain McLaughlin
President of the ASEAN Business Unit
The Coca-Cola Company

Iain McLaughlin is President of The Coca-Cola Company’s ASEAN business unit. In this role, he oversees company operations in 10 countries. Prior to this assignment, he was Senior Vice President of Global Juice and Still Brands, based in Atlanta, and before that, President of the Middle East and Southern Eurasia business unit based in Dubai.

McLaughlin joined The Coca-Cola Company in 1998 as a Strategic Planning Manager for the Central Europe Division. He was then named Executive Assistant to the President of the Central Europe, Eurasia and Middle East Group before serving as Vice President of Europe, Eurasia, the Middle East and Africa for the McDonald's Division.

From 2006 to 2008, McLaughlin led the Still Beverages business in the European Union Group.

Before joining the company, McLaughlin worked with DIAGEO plc in the United Kingdom, Japan, South East Asia and the United States.

McLaughlin has a Bachelor's degree from the University of Edinburgh, Scotland and an MBA from INSEAD, Fontainebleau, France.

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Dr. Hsien Hsien Lei
Vice President of Medical and Scientific Affairs, Asia Pacific

Dr. Hsien Hsien Lei is Vice President Medical and Scientific Affairs, Asia Pacific (APAC). She oversees APAC medical affairs, clinical research activities, training & education, and value-based healthcare (VBHC), which includes health policy and reimbursement. Hsien is also responsible for communicating Medtronic’s medical and scientific value proposition in a balanced and evidence-based manner to drive the company’s medical, scientific, and clinical leadership in the region.

Hsien represents APAC on the Medtronic Global VBHC Council and is chair of the APAC VBHC Council. Together with council members, she has developed a strategy that addresses core components needed to execute VBHC programs in the region. At the ecosystem level, Hsien has led engagements with key stakeholders to help shape an enabling environment for VBHC. At the program level, she has worked closely with the business groups to evaluate and adapt VBHC programs for implementation in APAC.

Hsien’s career has spanned the scientific, clinical, and commercial sides of healthcare with experiences that include bench research, epidemiological and biostatistical data analyses and modeling, pharmacy clerkship, business development, and scientific, medical, and healthcare communications. Prior to Medtronic, Hsien was the general manager of Ogilvy CommonHealth Asia Pacific where she helped clients in pharma, medtech, and public sectors deliver regional integrated healthcare communication programs that encompassed medical education, public relations, advertising and promotion, and digital. In addition, Hsien is an elected member of the American Chamber of Commerce Singapore Board of Governors.

Hsien has lived and worked in the US, Taiwan, Japan, Vietnam, UK, and is now based in Singapore. She holds a PhD in Epidemiology from The Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health where she was the recipient of a US National Institutes of Health Cardiovascular Disease Epidemiology Training Grant. Her doctoral thesis explored the genetic epidemiology of end-stage renal disease and diabetes. She completed her post-doctoral fellowship at National Taiwan University Hospital in the Department of Endocrinology. Hsien also holds a BA (with honors) in Human Biology from Stanford University.

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Priyali Kamath
Vice President, Skin & Personal Care, Asia Pacific
Procter & Gamble

Priyali has a longstanding career with Procter & Gamble which started in 1999 when she joined the Company as Human Resources Manager in the P&G Headquarters in India. 
Since then she has worked across a diverse set of functions – Human Resources, Media & Digital Transformation and Brand Management – and categories, with local, regional and global responsibilities. She has led big businesses like Feminine Care in India, Oral Care in Asia Pacific and Home Care Global.  Before being appointed Vice President Skin & Personal Care  Asia Pacific, she was the Brand Director leading the large Hair Care business of the Company in Asia Pacific, where she oversaw the turnaround of a portfolio of global leading brands including Pantene, Head & Shoulders and Rejoice, making P&G the one of fastest growing Hair Care Companies in the region.

Priyali is a passionate brand builder and a great believer in the power of people.
  As a working Mother, she is especially motivated by helping other women grow to their full potential – both at work, and at home.   She has recently been announced as Vice President and General Manager for the Skin & Personal Care business in Asia Pacific comprising global leading brands such Olay, Old Spice and Safeguard, and continues to be the executive sponsor of Power Up – P&G’s Community & Wellness corporate initiative.

Dominic Iacono
Dominic Iacono
Regional Sector Leader, Adult & Feminine Care 
Kimberly-Clark Asia Pacific

Dom is a single daddy, a former infantry leader of U.S. Marines, and a passionate brand marketer who believes the world would be a much better place if more women were in charge.

Dom is currently the Regional Sector Leader for Adult and Feminine Care at Kimberly-Clark Asia Pacific, where he serves the brand mission of Kotex to champion the progress of women around the world, and of Depend to help restore dignity to those who suffer from incontinence.

Dom has over a dozen years of global brand building and business leadership experience, including a decade-long stint at Procter & Gamble where he worked on Pampers, Duracell and other well-known brands, and as Chief Marketing Officer for Circuit of The Americas, host of the Formula 1 U.S. Grand Prix. As a leader, he is committed to building high performance teams that champion consumer-inspired innovation and consumer-centric brand stories.

Dom earned his MBA from the Johnson Graduate School of Management at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York, and his Bachelor of Science degree in Ocean Engineering from The United States Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland. He currently lives in Singapore.

About the Moderator:

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Margie Warrell
Author, Leadership Speaker & Founder
Global Courage 

Margie Warrell is a bestselling author of four books, international speaker and leadership facilitator who is passionate about helping people lead with greater courage.  Recently relocated to Singapore, she is also the founder of Global Courage, a leadership consultancy specializing in inclusive leadership and advancing female changemakers into senior leadership roles.

Margie draws on her background in Fortune 500 business, coaching and psychology to arm people with the mindset, strategies and skills essential to lead themselves and others to better outcomes.  Her clients include NASA, Accenture, UN Foundation, Facebook, Marriott and the Australian Federal Police.

A Forbes contributor and host of RawCourage.TV, Margie has been described as a 'leading authority on brave leadership' by the Wall Street Journal.  Her insights have also been shaped by her work and interviews with leaders such as Sir Richard Branson, Nobel Laureate Jody Williams, hotelier Bill Marriott, former Australian Prime Minister John Howard, film director Oliver Stone and fellow author Marianne Williamson.  Margie's work draws on the latest research in neuro-science, behavioral psychology, and organizational change.  Her programs have shown measurable improvement in leadership effectiveness, employee engagement, well-being and bottom line results.  

Currently undertaking her PhD, Margie's expertise is sought by leading media outlets including the Wall Street Journal, Al Jazeera, Sky News, CNN and the Today Show.  She has also been a guest lecturer at leading universities globally such as Columbia, Georgetow, and her alma mater, Monash University.

A passionate advocate for gender equality and inclusive leadership, in 2010 Margie founded Global Courage to embolden braver leadership and support stronger representation of women in leadership roles.  She has since become a Women's Economic Forum honoree and an Ambassador for Women in Global Business and Google's Womenwill program and regularly speaks at women's leadership events around the world.

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