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The COVID-19 pandemic has left businesses around the world cash-strapped. What are the best practices in working capital management, how do you uncover tell-tale signs of poor cash and working capital management and how can you preserve liquidity?


Webinar presentation: Is There Cash Left in the Post-Covid-19 World?

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Overview

The spread of the COVID-19 pandemic has left businesses around the world counting the costs and increasingly cash-strapped in this unprecedented time. In this webinar speakers focus on the best practices in working capital management, uncover tell-tale signs of poor cash and working capital management, discuss the considerations for a business on how to weather the storm and how to preserve important liquidity through this challenging period.

Speakers:

  • Ganesh Gunaratnam, Leader, Working Capital Management, PwC Malaysia
  • Pawan Kankanwadi, Manager, Working Capital Management, PwC Malaysia

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Duration: 1 hr 8 min.

 

Presenters

Pawan Kankanwadi

Pawan has over 12 years of management consulting and industry experience working for various public listed and private companies across Malaysia, Singapore, India, Middle East, UK and Australia.

His experience spans across various industries including banking and financial services, retail and consumer, telecom, oil and gas, aquaculture and industrial products
He specialises in Working Capital Management, Business Turnaround, Procurement Transformation, Strategic Sourcing and Cost Reduction, Zero-Based Budgeting, Digital Source to Pay (S2P) advisory, SAP ARIBA customization.

Ganesh Gunaratnam

Ganesh is a Director in PwC Malaysia. He has over 20 years of experience in Transaction Services and was once a CFO for a public listed entity.
His experience spans across various industries including Retail and Consumer, industrial and consumer products, trading, manufacturing, utilities, telecommunications, hospitality and oil and gas support services.

Ganesh was also on a secondment programme with PwC Transaction Services team in London, UK. Whilst in London, he was involved in a number of large cross-border transactions servicing both private equity and multinationals.
He specialises in working capital optimization, working capital reviews and financial and tax due diligence.

Chun Keat Neo CFA

Neo Chun Keat, CFA, is currently a Digital Product Specialist in Maybank. In his current capacity, he is leading the development of a comprehensive ecosystem of innovative financial product and advance digital channel to serve better the Malaysian SME and consumers. Prior to joining Maybank, Neo started his career in KPMG Business Advisory practice, advising financial institutions on various facets of Basel implementation. Neo graduated from University of Malaya with a degree in Actuarial Mathematics and Finance. Besides being a CFA charterholder, he is also a certified Financial Risk Manager (FRM®) by the Global Association of Risk Professional ("GARP") and a Chartered Banker by AICB and Chartered Banker Institute.