Equality and equity are two terms commonly used in gender parity discussions, but how can we advance from increasing equality, to championing greater equity in the workplace?
Join industry experts from Google, Nikko AM and MUFG Bank at Bloomberg’s Capital Square office, to discover proven practices that foster a culture of equity. Organized by Bloomberg New Voices (a Bloomberg news initiative) and the Bloomberg Women’s Buy-Side Network, explore the challenges that need to be addressed, and how men and women can come together to create lasting change.
5.00pm: Panel Discussion
6.00pm: Networking Reception
Haslinda Amin is Chief International Correspondent for Southeast Asia and anchor for Bloomberg Television. She is also host and Executive Producer of talk show ‘High Flyers’ which is the longest-running program on Bloomberg TV. Based in Singapore, Amin has been at the heart of market-moving news and stories that have driven the region’s transformation. She has reported on major events including the 2008 financial crisis, the 2016 Jakarta attacks and the 2010 bloody anti-government clashes in Thailand. Amin has also helmed Bloomberg’s coverage of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation meeting, the World Economic Forum and the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank Board of Governors Meeting.
Ms Amin has interviewed a wide range of top newsmakers for Bloomberg Television, including Singapore’s founding father Lee Kuan Yew, Indonesia’s President Joko Widodo, New Zealand’s Prime Minister Bill English and former Thai Premier Thaksin Shinawatra. Other notable interviews include Paul Volcker, Joe Biden, Timothy Geithner and Stanley Fischer. She began her career covering Southeast Asian politics more than a decade ago. She serves on the board of UN Women Singapore and has been nominated numerous times for Best Current Affairs Anchor at the Asian TV Awards. She graduated from the National University of Singapore, majoring in Political Science and English Language. She speaks Bahasa Indonesia.
Ms. Angelina Bopp joined MUFG in November 2020 as the Head of Credit Managed Assets for Asia Pacific. Based in Singapore, she is responsible for identifying, managing and mitigating business, commercial and credit risks across the bank’s Global Corporate and Investment Banking client portfolio in the region.
Ms. Bopp is a qualified lawyer and experienced credit risk professional with 20 years of experience in corporate, commercial, investment banking and private equity structures.
Prior to her appointment with MUFG, she was ASEAN head of restructuring at Standard Chartered as its global head of restructuring for the commercial banking division. Ms. Bopp has also held a number of roles at the Royal Bank of Scotland during her almost eight years of tenure there and before that, she was responsible for managing its stressed and distressed clients in Europe, covering all products across the corporate and institutional banking business.
Ms. Bopp graduated from the University of Bristol with a Bachelor of Laws (LLB) in Banking, Corporate, Finance, and Securities Law, and a Master of Laws (LLM). She also obtained a post graduate diploma in International Business Economics from the University of the West of England.
Eleanor Seet joined Nikko Asset Management in 2011 as the President and Director of the Singapore entity. She became the Head of Asia ex-Japan in 2015 with expanded responsibility for driving the growth of Nikko AM in the region. She has oversight of Nikko AM’s Singapore and Hong Kong offices, with a total staff strength of approximately 150. Additionally, she has oversight of Nikko AM’s joint venture relationships in China and Malaysia and is a board member of AHAM Asset Management Berhad.
Active in the industry, Ms Seet currently serves as vice-chairman on the Executive Committee of the Investment Management Association of Singapore (IMAS). She is a member of the Institute of Banking and Finance (IBF) Standards Committee and chairs the IBF Fund Management Workgroup. As a passionate advocate of diversity and inclusion, she is a founding member of the Bloomberg Women’s Buy-side Network, which tracks future investment trends and aspires to serve as role models for the next generation of asset managers in the region. She serves as a female champion and mentor of the Financial Women’s Association of Singapore and is Chapter Advisor to Women in ETFs in Singapore.
Prior to joining Nikko AM Asia, Ms Seet led the distribution efforts for iShares concentrating on the wealth segments across Asia ex Japan. Previously, she spent 12 years at AllianceBernstein. She graduated with a Bachelor of Economics from the University of New South Wales, Sydney.
Scott has been with Google for over 14 years. Prior to taking up his current role in 2019, he was the President of Google Greater China and Korea. He was formerly the Managing Director of Partnerships in Northern and Central Europe.
Scott joined Google from his own mobile software start-up, Refresh Mobile, which he founded in 2004. The start-up’s primary product was Mobizines, an award-winning downloadable app in the days before iPhone and Android made apps mainstream. It was good fun, but the timing was – unfortunately and ultimately – a little off!
Before that, Scott was Executive Vice President of Business Development for T-Mobile International, where he helped establish the T-Mobile Venture Fund and managed T-Mobile’s key international strategic relationships.
He spent the early years of his career as an Equity Analyst for Telecoms at HSBC James Capel, at a time that saw the advent of both the internet and mass-scale cellular technology. He remembers life before the internet and the mobile phone ….. unlike most of his current colleagues!
He now lives in Singapore with his wife and two sons after six enjoyable years in Shanghai.