The Themis Dinner

An exclusive dinner discussion for leaders within prominent financial institutions within Singapore

A discussion on: “Reassessing financial leadership”


Different times and different circumstances call for different leadership skills. Modern leaders of multinationals need to accept the additional challenges now posed by global trends. The ever increasing pace and complexity that characterizes modern global organizations puts conventional leadership under pressure and generally broadens the role of the C-Suite.

Things are clearly changing but in order for the modern CXO to adapt and transform their financial organization to remain relevant to the newly emerging expectations, they first must understand these changes. Technology has allowed managers to run teams across the world that, for months at a time, do not get to meet with. While the advantages are obvious, the added complexity can often be understated.

6:30 pm: Arrival and drinks reception
7:00 pm: Welcoming and opening address
7:10 pm: Dinner discussion on “Reassessing financial leadership” initiated by the moderator and continued by the group
8:00 pm: Dinner is served as the discussion is brought to a close
9:00 pm: Change of seats before dessert

The Ortus Club brought together C-level executives from prominent financial institutions in Singapore to discuss:

  • The changing role of the C-Suite within global organisations. How the speed and complexity of the digital era now characterises global organisations and putting conventional leadership under pressure


  • The importance of macro-economic management for all members of the C-Suite


  • The relationship between different members of the C-Suite and their individual roles


  • Technology and its implication on global management


  • Other issues relevant to understanding this change

Flutes Restaurant, National Museum

93 Stamford Road, The National Museum of Singapore, Singapore 178897

Tuesday, 29th March

Flutes Restaurant, National Museum, Singapore

Attended by:

General Manager at Habib Bank


Head Structured Asset Finance, Asia Pacific at ANZ

Partner at PwC

Senior Managing Director at EFG Bank

CFO Asia Pacific at Credit Suisse

CFO at Bank of Singapore

Vice President at HSH Nordbank AG

CFO at Coutts

Executive VP at Mitsui Sumitomo Insurance Group (MSIG)

MD at Bank of Singapore

Regional Head, Private Business at Saxo Captital Markets

Asia Pacific CFO at Royal Bank of Scotland

First Vice President at EFG Bank


CFO Asia at ING

CEO at Aviva

CFO APAC Broking at ICAP

MD & Head of Global Banking and Markets, Asia Pacific at Scotia Bank

COO Asset & Wealth Management & Head DB Centre AWM India at DB


Executive Chairman at Ardent Associates

CFO at Aberdeen Asset Managment

Head of Finance at Natixis

Partner & Head of Corporate Finance at BDO

Head of Trade Finance at CIMB

Managing Director at Jefferies

Chief Financial Officer at Westpac Banking Corporation

Hosted by:

Savills plc is a global real estate services provider listed on the London Stock Exchange.

Savills plc is a global real estate services provider listed on the London Stock Exchange.

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