Essential Constructive Engagement – Bangkok, March 22

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Essential Constructive Engagement for Corporate Affairs and Communications Professionals

Date: March 22, 2018
Facilitator: Jeff Paine
Location: Bangkok

This interactive Advance module is designed for middle to senior ranked corporate affairs and government relations professionals. Jeff Paine, the facilitator, will examine best practice approaches to building constructive engagement programmes which advance corporate objectives and enhance reputation among government and the public policy community.

This module will explore how corporations can drive positive, constructive engagement through the development of initiatives and programmes which will act as a bridge into government and civil society. It will also explore relevant examples of successful projects led by MNCs in Asia Pacific before participants engage in an interactive workshop in which they will build prototype constructive engagement programmes which can be developed within their own corporations.

Facilitator: Jeff Paine

Jeff Paine is a Singapore-based professional with more than 20 years’ experience at leading multinational corporations including Visa, Microsoft, Reuters and the Royal Bank of Canada.  He has been based in Singapore for more than 18 years and has held regional roles covering Southeast Asia for more than ten years.   In 2014, he established PS-engage, his own government relations consulting firm.  PS-engage works with leading IT, e-commerce, finance and payment companies to provide guidance on constructive engagement with governments and to assist with regulatory and policy work.

At Visa Inc. Jeff was Senior Director and Head of Government Relations for Southeast Asia.  In this role, he was responsible for managing constructive engagement activities to develop and maintain relationships with public sector officials in Southeast Asia.  He was also responsible for  the oversight and monitoring of various policy and regulatory issues impacting Visa’s business across the region.

Prior to working with Visa, Jeff  worked at Microsoft as Director of Public Sector Partner Business where he was responsible for driving revenue via the Microsoft partner ecosystem which supported governments across Asia Pacific.  While at Microsoft, Jeff successfully managed multi-regional projects for the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) and spearheaded the implementation of Microsoft’s global Government Engagement Programs efforts in Asia.

Jeff also worked as Director of Business Development for Central Asia Development Group (CADG), a private development organization involved in the implementation of infrastructure, agriculture and economic development projects in Afghanistan.  CADG was a leading firm that partnered with various agencies such as USAID, the World Bank, UN agencies and other donors.  Jeff was involved in the successful management and implementation of reconstruction, rehabilitation and microfinance projects in Southern Afghanistan valued at more than US$75 million between 2002 and 2005.

Jeff also has experience in the financial services sector, having previously worked at Reuters Financial Services as a Business Development Manager and as an Institutional Foreign Exchange Dealer for the Royal Bank of Canada in Singapore, Australia and Canada.

Jeff has a B.A. in Economics from the University of Western Ontario in Canada and an MBA in Finance from Rutgers University in the U.S.A.  He also attended the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University where he has completed a diploma program on Innovations in Governance.

Price Details:
US$1,050 for this one day course. Click here to book your participation.

This course can be combined with other modules taking place in Bangkok in March 2018 at a rate of US$1,800 for two modules or US$2,600 for three modules.


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