Managing high-performing legal teams

Event date/time: Thu, 1 February 2024 8:00 am - 10:00 am SGT

Join us for our General Counsel roundtable discussion as we explore the topic of “Managing high-performing legal teams”.

General Counsel today bring more to the table than just their legal expertise. The most successful General Counsel assume the roles of legal and business advisors to the CEO and senior leadership team. As the role of legal leaders evolve, the ability to engage and retain teams is crucial to becoming a better leader.

Hear from industry leaders and seasoned General Counsel as we redefine what it means to lead a high-performing legal department. In this roundtable discussion, we will examine how General Counsel can lead with meaning and inspire teams. 

Joining us will be Andrew Ong, VP, Legal at Kone, who will share how he built up the Asia Pacific legal and compliance function throughout his twelve-year career with the company. Kay Pang, VP, APAC Legal at Aveva Group will share about her journey assuming leadership roles with Aveva, VMware, and Cloudera and how she’s built and retained high-performing legal teams.

The event will be held at: The SR Group Singapore – 3 Church Street, Samsung Hub, #28-02/03, Singapore 049483

The Agenda

8:00 am

8:30 am

9:30 am

10:00 am

Networking and breakfast

Discussion led by Veronica Lei and Adrian Yeo

Q&A led by Theresa Pang and Cassandra Lim

Event closes

meet our speakers

Andrew Ong

Andrew started his career at KONE in 2012. He set up the Asia Pacific legal and compliance function, which has recently expanded to include the Middle East and Africa. Being part of the APMA Leadership Team and heading up the legal and compliance function means getting involved in the daily operations of the company, including various aspects of construction law practice (from contract, tort, and trust to other non-legal disciplines like engineering, architecture, and estate management).  

Contract tenders, litigation, mergers and acquisitions, employee and labour matters, debt collection, and even API licensing for KONE’s elevator/escalator ecosystem are just some of the daily ingredients making up the life of the KONE Friendly Lawyer.  

Andrew also has some non-legal roles such as heading up KONE’s Cybersecurity Champion network and spearheading KONE’s Sustainability drive (which includes four streams – Environment, Diversity & Inclusion, Ethics & Compliance + Customers and Solutions) in this region.   He was previously working at Nokia as its Vice President of Mobile Financial Services, Legal and IP.  

Andrew has an LLB from the Law Faculty, at the National University of Singapore. He received various training in leadership and innovation from Spain (Instituto de Empresa) and Switzerland (IMD). 

Kay Pang

Kay serves on the board of Nera Telecommunications Ltd (SGX: N01), an IT solutions provider headquartered in Singapore with presence across Asia and Europe. She chairs the RC, NC and is a member of the AC. She is also a board member and honorary legal advisor to the Singapore Heart Foundation. She has previously served on the boards of Passerelles Numeriques, Breast Cancer Foundation, and AWWA Ltd. Kay has 25 years of expertise in legal, corporate governance and technology.

She is the VP, APAC Legal at Aveva Group PLC, a global industrial software company headquartered in UK. Her previous roles include being the Global Compliance Officer at VMware Inc (NYSE: VMW), APAC Head Legal at Cloudera Inc (NYSE: CLDR), and APAC Head Legal at Hewlett-Packard Enterprise (NYSE: HPE). She also practiced as a corporate lawyer with Drew & Napier LLC and Shook Lin & Bok LLC in Singapore.

Kay is a valuable asset to boards. She has deep experience in business dynamics to guide boards as they navigate complex challenges in change management, digital transformation, acquisitions, governance and regulatory requirements, legal disputes, and more.

She is qualified as a Barrister-at-law in England, and an Advocate & Solicitor in Singapore, and is an alumna of the University of Sheffield, Cardiff University, and the National University of Singapore. She also attained prestigious business qualifications from Stanford, MIT, Oxford Uni; and directorship and corporate governance certifications at INSEAD and SID.