Indonesia track

Indonesia track

Indonesia Insurance Session | How to future proof your IFRS 17 compliance through IT and data processes

May 25, 2021 | 2PM Western Indonesian Time / 3PM SGT

About the session

IFRS17 is overhauling accounting standard for insurers. This is a serious undertaking for the IT and data processes of insurance companies. Come find out about where the industry is in regards to IFRS17 and what are appropriate next steps to move forward with implementation.

  • What have the key challenges been for insurers in complying with IFRS17 standards?
  • Specific and critical success factors to implement with IFRS17
  • How to minimize risks and sustaining long term benefits with IFRS17 inducing major transformations
  • Creating a fluid system and infrastructure to prevent any hiccups in transitioning to the new accounting standards

Kenneth Koh

Global Principal/ Director of Insurance, SAS Financial Services Practice


Kenneth is an experienced management executive with more than 20 years of experience in marketing and distribution management, having worked for global insurance institutions, with focus on marketing/ business transformation and effectiveness in area of marketing and customer relationship management
With SAS, Kenneth has supported transformation activities of FSI clients to become more customer centric using hybrid of technology and business advisory work. Provided business advisory support to help customers develop their business strategies using data driven analytics in CRM, distribution management and operational efficiency. Participated in projects involving customer analytics, operational improvements, data management, campaign management and digital transformation.
Deep expertise in database marketing, customer analytics, customer experience design/management and business advisory and as an insurance SME, Kenneth has played a pivotal role in providing technology guidance to insurers on the end to end capabilities for IFRS 17 compliance.
Kenneth holds a post graduate degree (Master of Science) in Marketing & Consumer Insight from the Nanyang Technological University Business School of Singapore

Connie Leung

Regional Business Lead - Asia, Worldwide Financial Services


As Regional Business Lead of Worldwide Financial Services for Asia, Connie Leung is responsible for driving thought leadership and high-level engagements with key stakeholders in the financial services industry across the Asia Pacific. Leung is also part of Microsoft’s Worldwide Financial Services group where she provides strategic direction and leadership across all aspects of the financial services sector, including banking, capital markets and insurance.

Leung has led various global initiatives around artificial intelligence, machine learning and blockchain for corporate banking as well as industry-wide digital transformation programs. She is also a regular speaker at industry events such as Singapore Fintech Festival, Hong Kong Fintech Festival, Hong Kong Blockchain Week, and Finance Asia.

Leung, who was named among the “25 Women Leaders in Hong Kong Fintech” by InvestHK in Oct 2018, is a veteran in the financial services sector and has more than 16 years of diverse industry experience under her belt. Her experience spans across banking and finance as well as vertical business segments such as payments, treasury and trade, technology and infrastructure, sales and management.

Before joining Microsoft in 2013, Leung was the director for payments and trade markets in Asia Pacific at SWIFT where she was responsible for leading corporate, payments and trade markets activities in the region. She has also held a series of management positions in financial and financial information services organizations including Misys, Surecomp and Fidelity Information Services.

Leung graduated from the Hong Kong Polytechnic with a Higher Diploma in Mathematics, Statistics and Computing. She also received an Honors Degree in Computer Science from the British Computer Society (BCS).

Alain Béland

Head IFRS Implementation Asia

Swiss Re Asia

Martyn van Wensveen

Partner, APAC IFRS17 Campaign Leader

Ernst & Young Hong Kong


  • Martyn is a Partner in EY HK’s Financial Services Business Consulting practice focusing on insurance and banking clients in the Greater China market (part of APAC region).
  • Martyn has over 20 years of hands-on IFRS/USGAAP implementation experience, supporting more than 60 clients in Asia, Europe, Africa and South America with their accounting & financial reporting transformation challenges.

Qualification and Skills

  • Finance Transformation & Accounting Change projects
  • IFRS implementations (especially IFRS17/4 & IFRS9/IAS39)
  • Solvency II (insurance) & Basel III (banks) implementations


  • Engagement partner for the first full-fledged SAS IFRS17 subledger pilot system design and implementation project for the largest pan-Asian insurance company based in HK.
  • Engagement partner for the MI reporting needs analysis & KPI impact assessment for a large global life insurance company with 4 business entities in Asia, delivering a new IFRS17-ready KPI dashboard design covering 64 KPIs for its finance, risk & business metrics.
  • Engagement partner for one of the first IFRS17 (insurance contracts) gap analysis and impact assessment engagements in Asia in 2016, for a leading Life & General & Takaful insurance company in Malaysia, including alignment with the new IFRS9 (financial instruments) standard for their investment funds.
  • Acted as Finance Transformation Lead or IFRS conversion specialist for multiple financial services clients in Europe (UK/NL/CH), Africa (South Africa & Nigeria), South America (Argentina & Brazil) and Asia (ASEAN & GC).
Evan Wiradharma


Ernst & Young Indonesia

Evan has over 20 years of experiences in Professional Services Industry, both serving on Financial Services industry as well as cross industry sectors:
►2015 current: EY Indonesia, Consulting Partner, Financial Services.
►1997 2015: Accenture Strategy Indonesia, Country Managing Director.(Including assignment in Singapore: 20002006)
►Evan has been working with and assisting his clients on addressing businesschallenges as well as building new capabilities which would includes the following:
►Clients: Indonesia FS regulators, state owned, MNC and local companies.

Type of works:
►Finance & Regulatory: IFRS 9, IFRS 15, IFRS 16, IFRS 17, Financial Crime, etc.
►M&A and Integration: market entry strategy, due diligence, post merger integrations, etc.
►Growth & efficiencies: business blueprint, digital, data & analytics, RPA, etc.
►Technology: IFRS solution, Finance System, ERP, core systems, etc
►Past cross industry experiences: Mining, Heavy Equipment, Airlines, Energy, etc.

Felicia Er

Senior Vice President


Company profile

SAS is the leader in business analytics software and services, and the largest independent vendor in the business intelligence market. Through innovative solutions, SAS helps customers at more than 70,000 sites improve performance and deliver value by making better decisions faster. Since 1976 SAS has been giving customers around the world THE POWER TO KNOW®.

Company profile

At EY, we share a single focus — to build a better financial services industry, one that is stronger, fairer and more sustainable.

Our strength lies in the proven power of our people and technology, and the possibilities that arise when they converge to reframe the future.

Our professionals are dedicated to the industry, and live and breathe financial services. This deep sector knowledge combined with a holistic point of view, delivers true value from strategy through to implementation. Whether your business challenge is specific, complex, small or large, we can be trusted to deliver solutions that work for today and tomorrow.

By using technology as a tool, to transform what a business can be, and people can do, we are building long-term value for our financial services clients. It is how we play our part in building a better working world.

Register here

By registering for this session, you will be automatically be registered for the Risk Asean conference taking place on May 24-25. Full details here. For enquiries, please email Louise Lim on [email protected].

Company profile

SAS is the leader in business analytics software and services, and the largest independent vendor in the business intelligence market. Through innovative solutions, SAS helps customers at more than 70,000 sites improve performance and deliver value by making better decisions faster. Since 1976 SAS has been giving customers around the world THE POWER TO KNOW®.