Webinar: Flatten the Curve: Then What?

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Flatten the curve. Then what? No one can really predict what happens next, while uncertainty and the competing demands of health and the economy make planning challenging.

This webinar considers the importance of goal clarity. A clear goal can simplify decision making, unite us in our planning and spur innovation. In the next instalment of The Day After Tomorrow series of dialogues, we delve into planning for the long haul while hoping for a vaccine. While the Government plays a fundamental role in testing, contact tracing and isolation, how are firms planning for the future of their operations?

Join our guest speaker, Gilbert Kohnke, Chief Risk Officer at Malayan Bank BHD, and Anella Munro, ASB Prof of Economics – in an informative and thought-provoking session moderated by Rhoda Yap, ASB Chief Operating Officer. The goal of this webinar is to stimulate ideas and offer different perspectives on planning for the next steps.


Online: ZOOM


2:30pm – 3:15pm on Wednesday, 13th May 2020


Gilbert Kohnke
Chief Risk Officer,
Malayan Bank Bhd

Gilbert Kohnke is the Group Chief Risk Officer at Malayan Banking Bhd. tasked to lead Group Risk’s transformation to be enterprise and strategic-focus driven. He has over 30 years of experience in global financial institutions with a proven track record of risk expertise. In the past Mr. Kohnke held the position of Group Chief Risk Officer at Oversea-Chinese Banking Corp. Ltd., Head-European Portfolio Management at CIBC World Markets International Ltd. and Chief Risk Officer at Danske Bank A.

Anella Munro
Professor of Economics, ASB

Prof. Anella Munro is Research Associate at the Centre for Applied Economic Analysis (CAMA). Her research interests are international macroeconomics, macroprudential policy and international finance. Before joining ASB in 2019, Prof. Munro was Senior Adviser at the Economics Department of the Reserve Bank of New Zealand (RBNZ), where she was also part of the Policy Research and Development Team and a member of the Macro Financial Committee, the Financial System Oversight Committee, the Financial Stability Report Advisory Group and the FMA-RBNZ on-site Review of Bank Conduct and Culture.


Rhoda Yap
Chief Operating Officer, ASB

Rhoda Yap is the Chief Operating Officer of the Asia School of Business where she is currently entrusted in laying the foundations necessary for scaling and continued innovation. Prior to joining ASB, she ran a leading Asian lifestyle brand where she spearheaded the professionalization of the company. Before her return to Malaysia, she was based in the United States, where she had a career with McKinsey & Co. Her current professional interests are talent management and career development. Rhoda holds an MBA from Cornell University and an LLB (Hons) from King’s College London.