Success Stories / Insight

June 8, 2020

Interview: Stewart Langdon CA of LeapFrog Investments

LeapFrog Investments is a world leader in emerging markets, and aims to reach a billion people with its socially impactful businesses. Stewart Langdon CA, partner and Co-Head of its Asia investments, speaks to Kitty Finstad about the benefits of working from a blank sheet.
June 8, 2020

Catherine Burnet: Pushing the reset

New ICAS President, Catherine Burnet CA, talks to Lysanne Currie about her career, diversity, trust and her hope that the current crisis may be a spur to overhaul the way we do business.
May 22, 2020
Restructuring expert Kare Johnstone CA shares her knowledge with fellow CAs

Restructuring expert Kare Johnstone CA shares her knowledge with fellow CAs

CA is keen to give back to businesses and the wider community in challenging times.
August 17, 2018
ISCA Success Stories

ISCA Launches Video Series Featuring Members’ Career Journeys

ISCA has unveiled “Future-Ready Talent” – a video series showcasing the career trajectories of five members and how ISCA supports them through changes in the business environment. The video campaign, while highlighting the value of the ISCA membership, also showcases how Chartered Accountants, with their expertise and professionalism, add value to diverse businesses.
August 10, 2018

Hitting The Boards

Member Profile: Victor Lai, Ca (Singapore), Regional Managing Director, Boardroom Limited
July 4, 2018
Song Yeow Chung

The internet affects everything, even curry puffs: Song Yeow Chung

Here’s a question worth pondering: Why would someone like the CFO of a Singapore F&B business specialising in local snacks be concerned about the rise of the e-commerce site Amazon [...]
May 1, 2018

Facing short-termism as a CFO

Chief Financial Officers are under increasing pressure to deftly manage short-term expectations from investors and management against wider long-term goals. Andrea Murad asks how today’s CFOs tackle the demand for instant results.
June 26, 2017

Business with a social impact: George Mubipe

Impact and purpose are recurring themes in George Mubipe’s career, culminating in his current role. For the past six years, he has been an Executive Director with Focus Financial Services, a lender to Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) in Zambia. The company began with the goal of providing finance to early-stage small businesses that might not otherwise have had access to capital.
December 14, 2016

The strategic partner: Dennis Tan

After spending five years in Germany, Dennis Tan returned east in 2012 to take up the role of CFO for DHL Express Asia Pacific in Hong Kong for a move he describes as “a bit of a homecoming”. “It allowed me to reflect on how incredible the growth in this region has been with the company having solidified its leading market position in Asia in 2011 with 40 percent market share,” he says.
September 8, 2016

Centre screen: Zarin Patel

Zarin Patel has finance in her blood. One of her most vivid childhood memories is going with her father, a bank manager for Barclays, to his place of work and playing in the vaults. “It was one of those old-fashioned branches where the manager would sit on a raised platform literally overseeing everything.