Title: Executive Director, Stakeholders and Strategy, Confederation of Asian & Pacific Accountants
Elaine joined CAPA in June 2018. Serving on various roles in the industry for more than two decades, Elaine started her career at one of the global Big 4 accounting firms, namely Coopers & Lybrand, before transitioning to PwC. This was followed by roles in the commercial sector before her last ten years at BDO Malaysia where she was the Executive Director of Corporate Office. Her primary role at BDO included assisting the leadership of BDO Malaysia and ASEAN in their respective strategic roles, and heading up the Corporate and Marketing & Communications departments. Prior to this, Elaine was the inaugural Head of Malaysia for the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW) based in its Malaysian office. Elaine is a Fellow of both the ICAEW as well as the ACCA. She served as an Industry Advisory Board member of the Nottingham University Business School Malaysia Campus and is also a member of the ICAEW Members Society, Malaysian Branch.