Export Control Collaborative Workshop

Agenda and Speaker’s Bio

Agenda

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Speakers & Moderators

Scott Anderson

Regional Export Control Officer
Department of Commerce,
Bureau of Industry and Security
Embassy of the United States of America, Singapore

Scott Anderson is the Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) Regional Export Control Officer (ECO) attached to the Commercial Section of the U.S. Embassy in Singapore.  Serving as the principal Embassy advisor on strategic trade control issues, Mr. Anderson builds and maintains good relationships with regional governments and industries. Conducting pre-license and post-shipment verifications of U.S. goods and technology is one of his main responsibilities.  Mr. Anderson covers Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, Vietnam and Australia.

Mr. Anderson is starting his fourth year as Regional ECO under the ECO program offered by the Office of Enforcement Analysis, BIS. Mr. Anderson began his career with BIS back in 2004, where he served as a Senior Special Agent with the Office of Export Enforcement (OEE) in Houston, Texas

Rick Ligthart

Customs Attaché for the Customs Administration of the Netherlands
Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands

Starting his career in 1981 he has over 37 years of experience in the field of customs. He worked in a large variety of positions within the Customs Administration in his home country covering customs procedures in both sea and airports, trade facilitation, enforcement, digitalization of customs procedures and investigation of fraud cases.

After previous postings as Customs Attaché at the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Berlin (Germany) and Beijing (P.R. of China) he has been based at the Embassy in Singapore since 2014. He covers Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand and Vietnam too.

In his current position his main focus is to set up C2C and C2B cooperation which leads to more efficient, reliable and transparent customs procedures for compliant business partners meanwhile fighting against illegal activities.

George Tan

President
Centre for Asia Pacific Trade Compliance and Information Security (CAPTCIS)

George Tan is a semiconductor and IT industry stalwart, having worked for Matsushita (Panasonic), Hitachi and Renesas over a span of 24 years in Singapore, Malaysia and Japan. He had leading roles in sales & marketing, product marketing, distribution management (supply chain management, procurement & logistics) and corporate strategy & planning.  After establishing corporate export control policy and operating procedures for Hitachi Asia/Renesas Technology, he assumed leadership of the company’s export control committee since 1992. Subsequently, he led the export control team at a Big 4 firm, helping to grow and develop that practice in Asia.

George has a Bachelor degree in Information Systems Engineering from Kyushu University (Japan). He is fluent in Japanese, English, Malay, Mandarin and Chinese dialects (Cantonese and Hokkien).

George started to involve in export control since 1985. He specializes in international trade compliance with practical experience on export control compliance.  George is familiar with Asian export control regimes and is an advisor to multinational corporations, small & medium enterprises and sovereign clients on strategic goods controls, with a particular focus on compliance and enforcement.  George has advised and provided training on export controls in Armenia, Cambodia, China, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Kazakhstan, Malaysia, Mongolia, Myanmar, Philippines, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Sweden, Taiwan, Thailand, UAE, UK, US and Vietnam.

In August 2014, George Tan, together with another 13 founding members set up the first Non-Government Organization (NGO) named CAPTCIS (www.captcis.com) in Singapore. CAPTCIS aims to work with SME and the agencies on the following 3 main area:-

  • Export Controls
  • Customs Compliance
  • Free Trade Agreement

Lino Arboleda

Senior Manager, International Trade Compliance
GE Global Operations
General Electric

Lino Arboleda provides export control and sanctions advice to GE businesses in Asia. He assists in the development, enhancement and maintenance of internal control programs to ensure compliance with export regulations.

Mr. Arboleda also oversees audit in Asia, provides training on export control issues to business stakeholders and when applicable, supports export investigation and preparation of export authorizations.

He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of the Philippines and is a candidate for Master of Strategy and Security at University of New South Wales – Canberra.

Angelia Chew

Founder & Managing Partner
AC Trade Advisory Pte Ltd

Angelia is the Founder and Managing Partner of AC Trade Advisory, which provides practical advice and solutions to companies in the areas of international trade and customs with focus on Asia.

Angelia has more than 20 years of experience in the field of international trade & customs. She was formally KPMG’s Asia Pacific lead partner for international trade & customs, advising multi-national companies from various industries in optimizing their supply chains, managing trade compliance programs and strategic use of free trade agreements.

Prior to her KPMG role, Angelia was the overall Global Head for the Trade & Customs function in Philips Electronics. As the Global Head of Trade & Customs, Angelia successfully created Customs compliance awareness and increased the utilisation of Free Trade Agreements (FTAs) in the company, generating significant cost savings.  Angelia had also previously worked for Cisco Systems and Sony where she managed the regional APAC Customs function, setting up internal trade compliance controls and leading customs audits.

Angelia is currently elected as the Vice President in the Centre for Asia Pacific Trade Centre of Asia Pacific Trade Compliance & Information Security (CAPTCIS) which is an NGO to drive recognition of the APAC Trade and Customs compliance community.

She holds a Master in International Customs Law and Administration from the University of Canberra in Australia and a Bachelor of Science (Economics) from the National University of Singapore (NUS).

Eugene Jang

Co-Founder & Partner
AC Trade Advisory Pte Ltd

Eugene is a Co-founder and Partner at AC Trade Advisory, providing practical solutions to both MNCs and SMEs to their international trade and customs matters in Asia. Such matters include optimising their international trade set-ups in order to achieve cost savings, operational efficiencies and maintain trade compliance in commercial viable ways.  

Prior to his current role, Eugene was with PwC and KPMG’s Asia Pacific international trade and customs consulting practices for over a decade, during which he had advised a diverse range of international trade and customs matters across multiple industries and jurisdictions covering use of free trade agreements, HS / export control classification, customs valuation, export control licensing issues, development of trade compliance programs, customs audits defences etc. in different business contexts.

Eugene also has actual industry experiences through two extended on-site secondment stints for two different MNCs in working with diverse stakeholders in legal, tax, supply chain and manufacturing functions to manage their day-to-day Asia Pacific customs operations and lead their regional initiatives such as developing trade compliance procedures.

On a pro-bono basis, Eugene also volunteers his time with the Centre of Asia Pacific Trade Compliance & Information Security (CAPTCIS) which is an NGO to drive recognition of the APAC Trade and Customs compliance community.

Eugene graduated with honours from Nanyang Technological University (NTU) with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration.

Humairah Ibriam

Manager, Export Control
Export Control Officer
Infineon Technologies Asia Pacific Pte Ltd

Humairah Ibriam is the Export Control Officer for Infineon Technologies Asia Pacific Pte Ltd. She is also the Regional Head of the Asia Pacific Competence Centre for Export Control.

Humairah’s responsibilities include corporate governance to ensure IFAP remains compliant to both local and international export control laws. Acting as the principal advisor on export control topics, Humairah provides trainings and conducts internal audits across the APAC region.

Humairah has cumulated over 10 years of experience in the export control field, which kick-started in 2006 with Singapore Customs under the Strategic Goods Control Branch

Irene Ho

Assistant Head, Company Compliance Branch
Singapore Customs

Irene is currently the Assistant Head of Company Compliance Branch, Singapore Customs. Her main roles are conducting TradeFirst assessments and audits to ensure compliance to Customs’ regulatory requirements.

Prior to her current portfolio, Irene had been to Air Checkpoints Branch and Organisational Excellence Planning Branch.