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Adrian Wong

Adrian Wong photo Legal director | Brunei National Petroleum Company

Adrian Wong’s time with Brunei’s national energy operation Brunei National Petroleum Company has been extremely rewarding and, during more than a decade operating in the high-pressure environment of the company, he has marked himself out as one of Southeast Asia’s most experienced in-house legal professionals in the energy sector. Initially established during his private practice …

Alex Liam

Alex Liam photo General counsel | Banyan Tree Holdings

Joining in 2017, Banyan Tree Holdings’ general counsel Alex Liam is in charge of a legal department with global coverage across 28 countries and an estimated 11,000 employees, 48 hotels and 70 spas. The portfolio he manages is a challenging one, encompassing all major corporate transactions, intellectual property, data protection and litigation and dispute resolution. …

Alex Moray

Alex Moray photo General counsel, Asia Pacific | Exyte Asia-Pacific Holding

Exyte’s modern form has been in operation since August 2018 after a comprehensive reorganisation of its former business entity, M + W Group. Alex Moray has been general counsel of the company since the beginning of 2016 and has been integral to a number of strategic group projects since then. His in-house legal career stretches …

Andrew Gale

Andrew Gale photo Director of legal and regulatory | edotco Group

Andrew Gale has achieved a great deal over the course of approximately eight years since moving from private practice into an in-house environment and specialising in telecommunications. Gale’s first in-house role was as a legal counsel in the telecommunications and infrastructure team of VicTrack, the Melbourne based rail land and infrastructure owner. In 2014, he …

Ang Kai Hsiang

Ang Kai Hsiang photo Director of legal, Southeast Asia, Israel, Japan and India | eBay

Ang Kai Hsiang currently takes on an extremely broad role with eBay, with the legal directorship role for not only Southeast Asia but Israel, Japan and India as well. His career path up to this point has provided him with fantastic groundwork for this; an extremely successful spell with Bird & Bird, including taking part …

Anjali Mohan Ramchand

Anjali Mohan Ramchand photo General manager and head, legal and compliance department, Asia Pacific division | Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation

Joining the company in 1996 as its first in-house counsel, Anjali Mohan Ramchand has developed an extensive level of knowledge of the company’s operations, and has put her legal and commercial abilities to advance Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation’s strategic interests. Describing how she has improved the legal function in recent years, Ramchand says, ‘I have …

Antonius Adhitama

Antonius Adhitama photo Risk, compliance and legal head | PT Finansia Multi Finance

A highly active employment history in the past few years has seen Antonius Adhitama operate in senior legal roles for Nissan Financial Services and Sampoerna Wirausaha before taking on his current role with PT Finansia Multi Finance (known to customers as KreditPlus) in November 2017. His role has been a transformational one, with Adhitama making …

Berenice Lim

Berenice Lim photo Area legal head, Asia Pacific | Takeda Pharmaceuticals

The Takeda Pharmaceuticals area legal head for Asia Pacific position was created in 2015, and was filled by Berenice Lim shortly afterwards. Upon taking over, Lim got to work ‘shaping the organisational culture through policy and standard operating procedure changes and supporting the transformation of Takeda from primary care provider to a leading innovative pharmaceutical …

Bernard Liew

Bernard Liew photo Associate general counsel | Aveva Group

‘Being involved in complex cross border transactions have sharpened my focus as a legal professional in that transactions are not merely a matter of legalities but require knowledge and understanding of the interplay of disciplines such as finance, human resources and operations of a business. I have learnt to appreciate the value add brought to …

Boren Kork

Boren Kork photo Head of legal and compliance | ANZ Royal Bank (Cambodia)

Boren Kork has enjoyed professional growth and a precipitous rise through her career path in ANZ Royal Bank (Cambodia), first joining in June 2012 as a middle-ranked manager in the lending operations department, moving to the legal department in April 2016 and being made head of legal and company secretary four months later. Now head …

Cassie Low

Cassie Low photo Legal counsel, Asia | Hartree

“A successful private practice career saw Cassie Low initially operate at Drew & Napier before joining Ince & Co in 2009, where she blazed a highly successful trail in the international trade and shipping space. Leaving private practice in 2013 to join Anglo American, Low, based in the Singapore office, was responsible for oversight of …

Chan Hoe

Chan Hoe photo General manager, legal department | Toyota Motor Asia Pacific

Chan Hoe moved in-house in 2006 with Razer after a period with Rodyk & Davidsons (now renamed Dentons Rodyk) and Rajah & Tann Asia, and describes his first in-house legal role as ‘a great place to cut my teeth on the in-house experience, and involved me learning – very quickly – the entire gamut of …

Christopher Buay

Christopher Buay photo Legal director, building technologies and solutions, Southeast Asia and Australia and New Zealand | Johnson Controls

‘Changes create opportunities, even during the most difficult of times’, says Christopher Buay when recalling his move to in-house lawyering after eight years in private practice as a litigation specialist. Three years in-house gave him a skillset that was noticed by Johnson Controls and led to him being given the opportunity to join. Since then, …

Christopher Lee

Christopher Lee photo Deputy group general counsel and regional general counsel and compliance officer, Asia Pacific | Schneider Electric

Formerly an in-house counsel for Kellogg and Nestlé Australia, Christopher Lee first joined Schneider Electric in 2006 as general counsel and company secretary for Schneider Electric Australia. Now deputy general counsel of the Schneider Electric Group and regional general counsel and compliance officer for Asia-Pacific, he takes on an extremely high level of responsibility and …

Christopher Stephens

Christopher Stephens photo General counsel | Asian Development Bank

‘Believing that my career should start with the most rigorous and demanding training and work pressure that I could find’, Christopher Stephens began his career with 12 years in the New York law firm scene, spending – as he puts it – ‘a few years getting trained and battle-hardened’. This clearly provided a rock-solid foundation …

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