Our Keynote Speakers

Erick Thohir, B.A., M.B.A.*

Erick Thohir, B.A., M.B.A. was born on 30 May 1970 is an Indonesian entrepreneur and philanthropist. He is now the 9th Minister of State-Owned Enterprises of Indonesia for the Advanced Indonesia Cabinet, which was inaugurated by President Joko Widodo on October 23, 2019. Since January 23, 2021, Mr. Thohir has been appointed as the General Chair of the Islamic Economic Community for the period 2021 - 2024.

Before becoming a minister, Erick Thohir was an entrepreneur and founder of the Mahaka Group which is the holding company of a company that focuses on the media and entertainment business. Mahaka's various business units such as broadcasting (PT Mahaka Radio Integra Tbk), television stations (Jak TV), outdoor media (Mahaka Advertising), print media (Republica Daily, Golf Digest), ordering and selling digital tickets (Rajakarcis.com ), and various other companies engaged in the sports and entertainment business.

He acquired a football club that competed in Serie A, namely F.C.Internazionale Milano (Inter Milan) in November 2013. Erick Thohir is trusted as the club's 21st president in the club's 106-year history. Along with that, he also owns the American football club, D.C. United and was also the owner of the NBA basketball club.

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Tawei (David) Wang, PhD, CPA, CIA

Tawei (David) Wang is currently an Associate Professor and Driehaus Fellow at DePaul University. He received his Ph.D. from Krannert Graduate School of Management, Purdue University in 2009. His research interests are information security management and IT management.

His papers have appeared in several leading journals, including Information Systems Research, Accounting Horizons, Decision Support Systems, European Journal of Information Systems, Information and Management, Information Systems Journal, International Journal of Accounting Information Systems, Journal of Accounting and Public Policy, Journal of Banking and Finance, Journal of Information Systems, Journal of Organizational Computing and Electronic Commerce, among others.

He received several research awards and his articles have been downloaded more than 40,000 times through Science Direct. He mainly teaches audit analytics and has been invited by universities and conferences to discuss curriculum design and analytics teaching strategies. He was involved in the development of cybersecurity curriculum guidelines by ACM.

He was a speaker for the Institute of Internal Auditors, Institute of Management Accountants, ISACA, and a panelist talking about cyber risk in a workshop hosted by the Federal Reserve Bank Charlotte. He was selected to be the KPMG James Marwick Professor in Residence in 2018. He was the President of the American Accounting Association Midwest Region and is currently the president elect of the American Accounting Association Accounting Information Systems section.

Jaime Ruiz Cabrero, M.B.A. *

Jaime Ruiz-Cabrero is the system lead for all the Southeast Asia offices as well as the region’s BCG TURN unit. He leads Boston

Consulting Group's transformation in Southeast Asia and the firm’s global work in refining. He is also BCG's lead for oil and gas in Africa, and is a core member of the Operations practice.

Since Jaime joined BCG in 2004, his client work has focused on the oil and gas industry. He has acquired deep expertise in all stages of the oil and gas value chain in both transformations and strategy development work. Jaime truly works globally, supporting international and national oil companies and independents across multiple locations, including Africa, Europe, the Middle East, and Southeast Asia. Before joining BCG, Jaime was a manager in the London office of a multinational engineering company.

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