(Fully booked) BDO Webinar: Post-COVID: How can businesses make their best coronavirus comeback

Date: 22 July 2020
Time: 15:00 - 16:00


  • Summary

As economies begin to reopen, companies have commenced to restart and rebuild their operations. The challenge is complicated with uncertainties of how COVID-19 will continue to impact economic activities, consumer behaviours and businesses. Companies would need to respond by transforming and building their competencies and structures that allows them to prepare for unforeseen circumstances.

In this webinar, we will share with you how to overcome different challenges, including:

  • Why is innovation important in the time of the crisis? How do we foster an innovation culture? 
  • What are the vital skills that employees should possess in order to remain relevant when working under a new normal?  Why is it important for companies to help employees build these skills?
  • COVID has changed our priorities - the focus of most businesses now is on sustainability rather than business growth. How have Hong Kong and Singapore companies reacted during the COVID period?
  • What will the future resourcing landscape look like?

We will also provide recommendations on how companies can make changes to their current HR resourcing strategies to achieve business sustainability.


About the speakers

PORTIA TANG, Director and Head of Professional Resources Solutions & Client Services, BDO in Hong Kong

Portia Tang is a Director and Head of Professional Resources Solutions and Client Services.

Portia was promoted from a Functional Director of our Client Services Division, responsible for business development and significant client relationship management to become a front line servicing Director heading the Firm's new service line, Professional Resources Solutions. She will continue to oversee the Client Service Division as part of her service commitment to the firm's esteemed Business Services and Outsourcing clients.

Portia has over 20 years of experience in professional and management consultancy firms obtained in Hong Kong and Australia, specialising outsourcing, talent acquisition and management, project management, audit, transaction services and business development.

Portia has extensive experience in servicing a wide range of clients, covering private and public listed companies (local and overseas) as well as multinational corporations in a variety of industries including but not limited to financial institutions (insurance and banks), retail, manufacturing, service and trading companies. She has a wealth of experience in advising clients on business process outsourcing, process re-engineering, talent acquisition & management, business restructuring, IPOs as well as mergers & acquisition transactions, etc.     

Portia is the Fellow member of Chartered Accountant (Australia and New Zealand), Chairlady (2017) and Committee Member (2018) of the Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand (Hong Kong Group) and Hong Kong Certified Public Accountant.

NELLIE YEOH, Manager of Management Consulting Services, BDO in Singapore

Nellie is a firm believer in cultivating a win-win relationship between the employer and the employee of having engaged employees working alongside the employer to achieve the company's objective.

In BDO Consultants, Nellie specialised in working with business owners, CEOs and senior management team to enable and equip the organisation to increase employee productivity. One of her notable achievements is the merger of two entities' HR departments for an international organisation. As a certified trainer from the Advanced Certificate in Training and Assessment (ACTA), she designs and facilitates leadership programs.

Nellie brings along more than 15 years of combined human resource consulting and operations experience where she has transformed and improved the effectiveness of the HR functions for various industries such as healthcare, financial, professional services, retail, construction, manufacturing and non-profit organisations. She has proven track record in areas that include organisation development, change management, talent management, performance management, salary benchmarking and competency development. In her previous role, she was a Senior Consultant with an international research firm working with various organisations to craft insightful solutions and workshops to improve employee engagement within their specific business contexts.

Nellie graduated from RMIT University on Bachelor of Business Administration in Distinction.  She had completed Professional Diploma in HR and Certified HR Professional in Resourcing. 

Nellie is specialised in talent acquisition, employee engagement, employee relations,talent management, HRIS and people analytics.


About the moderator

ROGER LOO, Executive Director, Management Consulting Services, BDO in Singapore

With more than 18 years of experience in business intelligence and management consulting, Roger has a proven track record in areas that include market intelligence and brand research, feasibility studies, strategy consulting, internationalisation, family businesses and performance management. His global expertise in management consulting includes countries such as China, Taiwan, Myanmar, India, Australia, USA, Indonesia, United Kingdom, Middle East and North Africa region.

Prior to joining BDO, Roger served as the Associate Director (Greater China) for The Asian Banker – specialising in banking and financial business intelligence and research for banking communities in the Middle East, Asia and Oceania. During his stint, Roger spearheaded offices in Shanghai and Beijing, while managing regional contacts in Hong Kong and Taiwan. Roger was also leading custom research projects for Chinese bankers and international IT vendors in the areas of overseas partners development/selection; market and product development for Greater China etc.

In addition, Roger also worked as a Regional Senior Consultant for global military and security consulting arm – Jane's Information Group. He was involved in numerous strategic advisory and consultancy projects for military hardware vendors, government bodies and research institutes in the region.

Roger obtained Master of Business (International Marketing) in Curtin University of Technology, Perth, Australia, Post Graduate Diploma in Business (Marketing) in Edith Cowan University, Perth, Australia and Bachelor of Business (Marketing & Tourism Management) in Edith Cowan University, Perth, Australia. He is a Practising Management Consultant of Singapore Business Advisors & Consultants Council, Member of Institute of Public Accountants, Australia, Member of Certified Management Accountant, Australia, Member of Marketing Institute of Singapore, Member of Institute of Management Consultants Singapore, Member of Australian Marketing Association, Australia, Member of Family Business Australia, Member of Institute of Consulting, UK and Member of Chartered Institute of Management Consultants.


Further information
This event will incorporate slides which you can view on a PC and audio broadcast technology which requires only the speakers in your device. Therefore, on the day, please ensure the audio volume of your device is turned up. You are recommended to log in the webinar (which will be provided by email after your successful registration) a few minutes before the webinar starts to make sure you have no problem with the connection. 


Details are as follows:

Date : Wednesday, 22 July 2020
Time : 3:00pm - 4:00pm (Webinar session)
Language : English
Fee : Free of Charge
CPD Units* : 1 hour
Remarks : 1. For any enquiries, please contact contact Kiki Ho at +852 2218 8913 or [email protected]
    2. Login information will be sent to you by email after successful registration.
    3. BDO reserves the final right of acceptance of registration.