Angie Mak

Angie Mak

Stories by Angie Mak

When the CFO Has to Let Finance Staff Go

How do you let go of finance professionals affected by restructuring? This was the question that faced Lawrance Lee when international law firm Linklaters outsourced its general ledger and account payable processes in 2010. Because the business process outsourcing vendor in India will be doing their job, six finance staffers had to be let go.  

Accounting, Sustainability and Gender Equality

Accounting firm KPMG has no offices in the South Pole, yet it recently sent to the Antarctic, on various occasions, a manager from the Chinese practice, someone else from India, and two US-based executives.  

Corporate Strategy: Business Transformation

In Part 1 of this interview, Colin Sampson, Senior VP and CFO for Asia Pacific & Japan, and Frederic Laluyaux (pictured), Global Vice President for performance optimisation and finance line of business, both of German soft

CSR: No to Yacht Racing, Yes to Helping Kids

Until recently, the image of pragmatic capitalism is one that laughs at the notion of volunteer work, sustainable practices and community harmony. But consumer, employee and shareholder pressure, climate-change worries and the threat of regulations are changing that.

Corporate Strategy: How to Climb China's Value Chain

“The majority of the security vendors in China are in manufacturing,” observes Singapore-born Terence Yap, who is CFO and vice chairman of China Security & Surveillance, Inc. (CSST). “That’s very bloody — too many guys there. We decided to break the mould and to consider the blue ocean environment.”

Cash Management in the Post-Crisis Era

In the aftermath of the global financial credit crisis, increased visibility and control over cash and liquidity has become increasingly crucial to organisations worldwide.