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Career Journey from CPA to CEO

This seminar will be opened for enrolment on 14 August 2015 at 11:00am. The "Login to Enrol" button is NOT available before 14 August at 11:00am.

Event Details:

Speakers :

Mrs Betty Yuen, Group Director & Vice Chairman, CLP Power Hong Kong

Mr Raymond Woo, Former Senior Partner, Ernst & Young

Date : 27 August 2015 (Thursday)

Time : 7:00pm - 9:00pm (Registration starts at 6:30pm)

Venue : Auditorium, 1/F., Duke of Windsor Social Service Building, 15 Hennessy Road, Wanchai, Hong Kong

Language : Cantonese (no simultaneous translation)

CPD Credit : 2 hours

Fee : Free

*No PowerPoint Presentation or Handouts will be provided in this seminar.

About the Seminar:

Public accounting is sometimes misunderstood to be a boring career that involves tabulating and crunching endless stream of mind-blogging numbers. In today's world, it is actually a highly skilled profession that is well-respected by the society. To do the job right, professional accountants must have good analytical, communication and leadership skills.

During the seminar, Mrs Yuen will share with the audience how she was able to transform from a CPA to CEO. Mrs Yuen’s accounting background has given her a strong foundation in finance and enabled her to progress from auditing and reporting to more forward-looking, strategic and management roles. The accounting profession has also provided her a wealth of training in areas such as negotiation, quality management and public speaking. Mrs. Yuen will also talk about her leadership style and management skills.

As a senior partner of a Big 4 firm for over 20 years, Mr Woo will share with the audience the interesting works of public accounting that had kept him in this career for over 30 years, and what it takes to be a successful public accountant.

About the Speakers:

Mrs Betty Yuen, Group Director & Vice Chairman, CLP Power Hong Kong

Mrs Betty Yuen graduated from University of Toronto in 1979 and was qualified as Canadian Chartered Accountant in 1981 while working at Price Waterhouse. She joined ExxonMobil in Hong Kong in 1986 as finance manager. Mrs Yuen moved on to CLP in 1999 and became Managing Director of CLP Power Hong Kong Limited in 2002 with overall responsibility for providing the essential electricity service to 80% of Hong Kong’s population. She took up her current roles with CLP Group in 2010.

As Vice Chairman of CLP Power Hong Kong Limited, Mrs Yuen is responsible for the strategic direction of the company’s electricity business in Hong Kong and China. She is also Chairman of CLP Nuclear Investment Company. In 2004, Mrs Yuen was the first Hong Kong person to be named the “Business Woman of the Year” in the internationally acclaimed Veuve Clicquot Award. Mrs Yuen was a member of the Election Committee for the election of the Chief Executive of Hong Kong in both 2007 and 2012. She is the Vice Chairman of Hong Kong General Chamber of Commerce.

A qualified Canadian Chartered Accountant, Mrs Yuen has a strong business, management, finance and accounting background.

Mr Raymond Woo, Former Senior Partner, Ernst & Young

Mr Woo was a senior partner of Ernst & Young (“EY”). Before he retired in June 2015, he had held various senior positions with EY in the Greater China Area. He was a director and the Chief Executive of Ernst & Young Hua Ming CPA, a member of EY’s Greater China Leadership Team, and the Managing Partner of the EY’s Greater China Operations. He had more than 30 years of professional experience, specializing in providing audit and IPO services.

Mr Woo was the Senior Advisory Partner for a number of the EY’s major clients in the sectors of banking, oil & gas, and airline. He has extensive experience in corporate restructuring, and in providing advisory services such as risk management, corporate governance and mergers and acquisitions.

Mr Woo is a Canadian Chartered Accountant, and a Hong Kong Certified Public Accountant.

CPD Hours:

Completed CPD hours will be granted to attendees who have attended a full session of seminar. For those who have not attended full session, the number of CPD hours will be discounted accordingly. For the exact recognition of the CPD hours, please check with the respective Institute or Association.

Bad Weather Arrangement:

This event may be cancelled or re-scheduled when typhoon no.8 or black rainstorm warning is hoisted. Please refer to our website for the arrangement.


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