Ranjit Singh
Ranjit Singh is the Group Executive Director of Axcelasia Inc. and Axcelsia Columbus Sdn Bhd. He has a special focus on ERM, internal audit, forensic accounting and transformation & programme management services. He has 30 years experience in these fields through his assignments and appointments in Malaysia and the USA. Ranjit was a partner of one of the “big four” international accounting firms, where he pioneered the ERM, internal audit and forensic practice.

He is a member of the Board of Directors and Audit Committee of Global Institute of Internal Auditors (“IIA”). Ranjit is a member of The IIA’s International Internal Audit Standards Board. He is also a Board member and Past President of the IIA Malaysia. He was appointed as the President of Asian Confederation of Institute of Internal Auditors (ACIIA) for the 2016/2017 term.

Ranjit has led and completed ERM, internal audit and forensic accounting projects at more than 150 companies (PLCs, GLCs & MNCs) covering various industries.

He was selected as the Chairman for the Panel of Judges for Risk Manager of the Year 2010 Award. Ranjit was also invited to be an Adjudicator for the NACRA awards for the past 5 years. He also led five one-day workshops for Bursa Malaysia Berhad on ERM & internal controls for past 4 years.

Ranjit is also an experienced fraud examiner and an experience Internal Quality Assessor. This mix of experience and certifications provides Ranjit with a unique ability to give advice on risk management, reengineering internal audit functions and board level internal audit strategy.

He has a truly international perspective of best practices as he has completed assignments in more than 30 countries, including Australia, Philippines, Panama, Uzbekistan, Afghanistan, Kyrgyzstan, Nepal, Vietnam, Cambodia, Lao PDR, Indonesia, Thailand, Iran, India, China, Solomon Islands, Morocco, Fiji, Syria, Jordan, Djibouti, Mongolia, Kenya, Armenia, Azerbaijan and Sudan.

Ranjit has appeared on TV and Radio shows including Biz talk (Astro Awani) and live on BFM's breakfast grille programmes on the subjects of internal audit, risk and governance.

Email: rs@axcelasia.com
Derek Lee is the Managing Director of Axcelasia Columbus and he has 24 years of experience in external and internal audit advisory, risk management, governance, financial management and business process enhancement.

He had the experience of working in a cross-functional commercial environment that cover the areas of finance and accounting, sales and marketing, procurement, warehousing and distribution, inventory, logistic, production, MIS/IT, orders processing, contracts, project implementation and human resources.

He has led and completed risk management and internal audit projects at more than 80 companies involved in various industries such as financial institution, manufacturing (various industrial and consumer products); oil & gas; automotive; OSV; power & energy; property development; construction; leisure & hospitality; services and etc.

Derek has led and successfully completed many internal audit and risk management assignments in Malaysia, China, Singapore, Taiwan, India, Indonesia, Thailand, Vietnam Cambodia, Sri Lanka, Myanmar and etc for large private and public listed companies. Derek is also certified by the Institute of Internal Auditors Inc (USA) as a Quality Assessor of Internal Audit Functions.

He has been involved in training Board and senior level management team on risk management, internal controls and corporate governance subjects.

Prior to his current appointment with Axcelasia Columbus, Derek had worked with KPMG, Arthur Andersen, public listed companies and multi-national corporations (MNC) in Malaysia and UK.

Packed with various experience in both local and international organisations, Derek has developed capabilities in strategic planning and management, financial and management accounting, risk management, internal control assessment, operational reviews and business processes improvement.

Email: dl@axcelasia.com
Kenny Harris Wong is the Managing Director of Axcelasia Softnex and he is the developer of Enterprise Management System, a software application programme used by more than 70 public listed companies including TM, Sarawak Energy, UMW, Kumpulan Perangsang Selangor and Boustead for automating their risk management processes. His other areas of expertise are IT Audit and Business Continuity Management review.

Kenny’s background includes more than 25 years of IT management, project management, and systems development experience, both in Malaysia and England with vendors and end-users environment. He has also led several engagements in IT Disaster Recovery and IT Audits for local and international organisations. He is professionally trained in DRI International’s BCM Methodology.

He started his IT career in banking and finance institutions, having spent 5½ years in various capacities, spanning from Programmer to System Analyst and Project Leader before leaving the banking industry for Oil and Gas retailing.

Kenny spent his next 5 years with an IT vendor in various capacities. Kenny started his career with the vendor as a Project Manager, fully in charged of the implementation of the self-service system for a major oil and gas company. While he was involved with the implementation, Kenny was also responsible for the setting-up of nation-wide support center. During his last 2 years with the vendor, Kenny spent his time designing and developing a self-service automation system for his customers. Kenny’s best achievement was successfully meeting the deadline set by the Government of Malaysia for the conversation of 100 full-service petrol stations to self-service stations within a very short time frame and the setting up of nation-wide support service center for the major oil and gas company.

In year 2001, Kenny left the vendor and joined a major international oil and gas company as the IT Manager for the Malaysian operations with responsibilities spanning across downstream IT services and regional head-office in Kuala Lumpur. Kenny also sat in the major oil and gas company’s leadership team, as Senior Manager, and also played the advisory role representing Asia-Pacific, for all downstream IT related matters.

Email: khw@axcelasia.com
Dennis is the Executive Director of Axcelasia Columbus and he has over 30 years of experience in external and internal audit advisory, risk management, governance, financial management and business process enhancement.

His clients are mainly public listed and multi-national companies operating in Malaysia, Singapore and the Asia Pacific region. Dennis’ industry experience covers insurance, money broking, call centre, healthcare, manufacturing, property development, construction, trading, trade associations, tertiary education establishment, plantation, hospitality and facility management.

In respect of the internal audit engagements, Dennis is involved in performing risk assessments, developing internal audit plans and work programmes for financial and operational areas, reviewing the audit work papers and performance of audit staff, finalising audit reports and presenting the audit reports to the Audit Committee.

Dennis is also actively involved in conducting risk management workshops with key executives to facilitate the development/update the organisation’s key risk profile, presented the results of the development/update to the Risk Management Committee and Board/Audit Committee, and has advised Board/Audit Committees on the practical oversight structure to be adopted to oversee an organisation’s risk management practices.

He has considerable experience in Corporate Governance advisory which includes benchmarking an organisation’s (public listed and private entities) existing governance practices against applicable globally recognised best practices to identify gaps in an organisation’s governance practices and co-develop with Senior Management and the Audit Committee practical solutions to bridge the gaps identified.

Dennis has given talks on fraud, corporate governance and risk management to public listed companies directors.

Email: dm@axcelasia.com
Sylvia Anita Rockey is the Executive Director of Axcelasia HR Consulting and she had an impressive 17 years career with KLCC Group of Companies (a PETRONAS Group company) prior to joining the Axcelasia Group in 2014.

She is a highly competent and organised Customer Relationship Management (CRM) professional with over 8 years broad ranging experience in spearheading customer relationship management, human capital training & development, business support as well as well as quality leadership.

Sylvia played a key role in establishing the CRM division from scratch including working with relevant implementation providers in setting up the software for call desk and CRM operations. She was instrumental in sourcing, customising and implementing training programmes in enhancing customer service skills leading to improved customer satisfaction index throughout the organisation.

In the areas of Human Capital Training and Development, she lead and managed a team of highly motivated representatives instilling teamwork through continuous monitoring and development She performed relevant service cycle gaps identification to establish the relevant training program to up skill staff. She worked closely with training providers in training programs customisation in cultivating technical and soft skills to achieve business goals.

Sylvia also organised and analysed annual Employee Engagement and Peer Review Survey while conceiving and tracking yearly improvement plans to meet the organisation’s human capital objectives.

Her interest and forte within the scope of training and consultancy lies in the development and delivery of programs in the areas of human resource management, customer relationship management and various soft-skill training, capability development and performance management to name a few.

Email: sar@axcelasia.com
Noradlan is the Executive Director of Axcelasia Columbus and he has more than 25 years of experience in internal & external audit, governance, risk and integrated reporting. He previously worked with KPMG for 16 years, both in Malaysia and Saudi Arabia prior to joining Axcelasia.

He has been involved with clients which have diverse interests in various industries. He has worked extensively in Malaysia, throughout Southeast Asia and in the Middle East including Bahrain, United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia.

Noradlan conducted and advised clients in many corporate governance, risk management, compliance and internal audit engagements. This include developing corporate governance framework, assisted clients in establishing their risk management functions, developing their risk management policies and procedures manual and instituted risk management throughout the clients’ organisation. He also acted as project managers in various internal audit co-sourcing and out-sourcing engagements.

He was also involved in conducting Sarbanes-Oxley S304 and 404 from documenting processes and internal controls to testing the internal controls in accordance with SOX requirements.

Noradlan recently assisted a listed company in implementing an integrated reporting framework including suggesting the necessary disclosures in the annual report. He also assist clients with their sustainability reporting requirements.

In the governance area, he reviewed governance model of clients covering their board structure, composition and responsibilities, qualifications of board members, performance appraisal, remuneration committee structure, establishment of strategic direction and measuring organisational success.

Noradlan was the co-project manager for a United Nation’s Tsunami Fund reviewing implementing agencies initiatives and programmes against the objectives set by the donor countries.

Email: nal@axcelasia.com