Asialink Business in collaboration with Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand (CAANZ) and Commonwealth Bank of Australia (CBA) are delighted to present an online panel discussion on how the best companies implement successful business models to succeed in Asian markets.

The panel discussion will present insights from fresh evidence-based analysis, as part of the landmark new thought leadership report – Winning in Asia: Creating long-term value.

Developed in partnership with Asialink Business, the Commonwealth Bank of Australia, the Australian Institute of Company Directors, Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand and The Sid and Fiona Myer Family Foundation, Winning in Asia: Creating long-term value unpacks some of the commonly held misconceptions on doing business with the region.

Expert panellists:

  • Dig Howitt, CEO & President, Cochlear
  • Andrew Barkla, CEO, IDP Education
  • Emma Lo Russo, CEO, Digivizer
  • Scott Speedie, Regional Head, Asia & New Zealand CEO Singapore, CBA

Moderated by Mukund Narayanamurti, CEO, Asialink Business

Further information on Winning in Asia can be found here.

We look forward to your attendance.

Webinar Details:

11 November 2020
1.30pm – 2.30pm AEDT
Registrations close 5pm 10 November

Register Here 

More information on our expert panellists:

Dig Howitt, CEO & President, Cochlear joined in 2000 and has a wealth of experience across the Company in roles including Chief Operating Officer, SVP, Manufacturing and Logistics and President, Asia Pacific. Prior to joining Cochlear, Dig worked for Boral and Boston Consulting Group. Dig is a member of the Male Champions of Change STEM group.

He was appointed as President of Cochlear in 2017 and became CEO & President in 2018.

Andrew Barkla, Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director, IDP Education, Andrew was appointed Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director at IDP Education in August 2015.

An Australian success story, IDP has been a pioneer of international education services for more than 50 years. In recent years, Andrew has driven the company’s digital transformation program as the company works towards realising its vision of building the world’s leading platform and connected community for students and globally ambitious people.

With more than 20 years’ senior management experience across Australia, New Zealand, Asia and North America, Andrew is passionate about using technology to enable more people to access the lifechanging benefits that come from a global education.

Emma Lo Russo, CEO, Digivizer, Australia’s leading digital marketing technology and activations company, which she co-founded in 2010. Digivizer helps businesses make better decisions about their investment in digital marketing, across organic, earned and paid social, search and website media. Emma is also CEO and founder of, a leading data-driven agency and destination for all things gaming and esports, which she founded in 2017.  Emma won Carnegie’s Den in 2014, is a Portfolio CEO for Heads Over Heels since 2015, received the AGSM Anita Prabhu Women Leaders in Business Award for entrepreneurship, innovation, leadership and business acumen in 2015, won the Pearcey Foundation Tech Entrepreneur of the Year Award for NSW 2016, the ACS CXO Disruptor of the Year in 2018 and received an ACS award for Thought Leadership in 2019. She holds an MBA from the AGSM UNSW, and has completed further education in Leadership and Negotiation with Harvard University.

Scott Speedie, Regional Head, Asia & New Zealand CEO Singapore, CBA has 26 years of commercial and investment banking experience in the UK, Australia and more recently Asia & New Zealand. Scott has been with the Commonwealth Bank of Australia for the last 15 years. Prior to that he was with ABN AMRO Bank both in London and Sydney specialising in the Natural Resources and Energy sectors across Project Finance, Advisory and Client Coverage roles with experience in both developed and developing markets globally.

Since joining the Commonwealth Bank, Scott has held the Sector Coverage roles of Global Head of Natural Resources and Global Head of Infrastructure and Utilities. Scott is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and sits on a number of bank subsidiary boards as well as the Australian Chamber of Commerce, Singapore Board.

Mukund Narayanamurti, CEO, Asialink Business is leading the organisation’s mandate from the Australian Federal Government (Department of Industry, Science, Energy and Resources), the Myer Foundation and the University of Melbourne, to create an Asia capable workforce in Australia. Mukund built his experience at KPMG and received his MBA from the Sloan School of Management at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

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