REIMAGINE AND RECOVER:
RISE IN THE NEXT NORMAL
ABOOUT THE SESSION
Ms. Mylene A. Kasiban, Chief Finance Officer of Robinsons Retail Holdings Inc, was the Guest Speaker during the Accountancy Week Celebrations with the theme "Reimagine and Recover: Rise in the Next Normal".
ABOUT THE SPEAKER
Ms. Mylene A. Kasiban is a Certified Public Accountant and the ING-FINEX 2020 CFO of the Year. She is the Chief Finance Officer of Robinsons Retail Holdings Inc (RRHI).
As RRHI’s CFO, Ms. Kasiban implemented a host of process simplification initiatives which have greatly improved store productivity, ensured the timeliness and accuracy of financial reporting, and contributed to the rapid adoption of digitization in the company. She was also responsible for introducing cash preservation and austerity measures which allowed RRHI to maintain a strong net cash position despite the long lockdown.
Before joining RRHI, Ms. Kasiban worked as finance executive (CFO, Finance Director and Controller) to multinational consumer products companies based in Myanmar, Indonesia, Singapore, Asia South, Japan, Australia & New Zealand and the Philippines. These experiences brought forth holistic approach to Finance. In the words of her peers from RRHI, Ms Kasiban was able to transform the finance team into “key strategic partners, not just the unit business heads, but the heads of key departments in the organization as well. All in all, she is able to help business unit heads in making that tangible connection between operations and financial performance.”
Ms. Kasiban obtained her Bachelors of Science in Accounting and Economics, Cum Laude from St. Scholastica College Manila. She finished her Masters in Business Administration with Distinction from the University of Bath, Bath School of Management, United Kingdom.