The great thing about a career is, it builds. The slate doesn't wipe clean with each move, it just gets richer and more detailed. So, the idea of change should never stop you: it should actually drive you on.
We are delighted to welcome Katrina Andrews, Managing Partner of Andrews Partnership, an Executive Search firm which specialises in Investor Relations and Corporate Affairs placements across Asia. She will provide valuable insights and advice for IROs who are interested in furthering their career both in the IR space and also into business leadership positions.
This event is complimentary for IRPAS Members and only S$30 for non-members. Register early to secure your place!
Chair's Opening Remarks
Mr. Harold Woo President, IRPAS
Investor Relations: Now and Tomorrow
Panel Discussion and Q&A session
|17.45||Post-Event Networking Drinks|
About the Speaker
Ms. Katrina Andrews Managing Partner, Andrews Partnership
The first executive search professional ever-listed in PRWeek's global Power Book 500, Katrina established Andrews Partnership, after four years as Founder & Board Director of VMA Group Asia-Pacific. Her intimate involvement with high-level search has made her a key figure in the growth of Asia's corporate affairs & IR industry in recent years, as she has partnered with businesses across the region to match the right senior talent to the right organisational cultures. Previously, Katrina spent seven years as APAC Managing Director at Melcrum, global specialists in Internal Communications research. With her broad range of experience, organisations can work with Katrina in the full confidence that she understands their needs and goals.
Mr. Oskar Yasar Managing Partner, Broome Yasar
Oskar is regarded as a global leader in executive recruitment within corporate communications and investor relations. With over 20 years' experience, he has helped place more than 300 senior communications and investor relations professionals globally.
Oskar established the partnership after nine years at VMA Group where as a board director and managing director of VMA International he helped build a global network and established its executive search and investor relations practice.
Before transitioning into executive recruitment, Oskar was a senior consultant at Citigate Dewe Rogerson where he advised on a significant number of transactions and IPOs including the 9bn pan-European IPO of Orange and E.ON's acquisition of Powergen.
About the Chairperson
Mr. Harold Woo is ex-Senior Advisor for Investor & Partner Relations in CapitaLand Limited. He joined CapitaLand in 2003 and relinquished his position as Senior Vice President, Investor Relations in June 2015. Post-retirement from CapitaLand in May 2017, he assumed a senior advisory role at WeR1 Consultants Pte Ltd, a boutique investor relations, corporate strategy and media communications company, from September 2017 till October 2018. He has almost 20 years of stockbroking experience in institutional sales, securities trading and investment research. From 1990 to 1999, he was with Vickers Ballas & Co Pte Ltd, progressing from Director of Institutional Sales to Global Head of Institutional Sales. Prior to 1990, he was Associate Director at James Capel Far East Limited, an international stockbroker. From 1981 to 1985, he was research manager at Ong & Co Pte Ltd. Harold garnered the Best IRO award in IR Magazine South East Asia Awards in 2006, 2007, 2009 and 2011. In 2012, he was named as one of 25 Best IROs of last 25 years by IR Magazine. In December 2015, he was bestowed a Lifetime Achievement Award by IR Magazine. He is on the judging panels for IR Magazine Awards 2017 and 2018 - South East Asia and Greater China self-nomination categories. He served as the Honorary Secretary of the Securities Investors Association (Singapore) (SIAS) from 2015 - 2017. Harold is on the faculty for the Listed Entity Director Programme conducted by the Singapore Institute of Directors (SID). He received his Master of Science in Management Science from Imperial College, University of London.
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