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Mainland China and Hong Kong Governance, Risk and Compliance Service Leader, PwC China
Claire Qian is our Governance, Risk and Compliance lead partner of PwC Mainland China & Hong Kong, the Industrial Segment leader of Global Internal Audit practice. She has more than two decades of experience helping organisations identify, manage and report on their strategic, operational and compliance risk, bringing fresh insights and best practices together with pragmatic solutions to the management.
Claire started her career as a finance auditor with PwC Singapore, followed by a Corporate Lead Auditor’s role with a Singapore listed company overseeing its internal audit projects in North America and Western Europe region. She rejoined PwC China Shanghai office in 2008 and is specialised in providing advisory on corporate governance, risk management, compliance program, internal audit, anti-bribery and anti-corruption (ABAC) and anti-fraud program across various industries such as auto, healthcare, TMT and construction business. In recent years, she has also been dedicated in delivering digitised solution for traditional services, and leading PwC’s internal digital initiative program across APAC territories.
Claire was once seconded to a Fortune 500 US company for 7 months as the Regional Head of Internal Audit for Asia Pacific, where she led various complex IA projects and fraud investigations. She was also seconded to a major US-based healthcare company as the Regional Finance Controller for 8 months to oversee their China finance operation in the financial analysis over monthly closing, budget preparation, internal controls enhancement, and recruitment of finance personnel.
Claire is an active speaker and has been invited by several institutions (e.g. the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA China), CPE Inc., MPA program of the HK Polytechnic University) to host C-suite workshops and deliver professional trainings on corporate governance and internal audit. She has also been invited to various public events to share her insights on the China corporate governance, future of finance and compliance related hot topics. She has been invited two consecutive years by Shanghai National Accounting Institute to be one of the expert members of the Review Committee of “Top Ten Information Technology Affecting China Accounting Practitioners”.
Claire is a Singapore Chartered Accountant (CA), Certified Internal Auditor (CIA), a Fellow in the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA), Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE), an Information Security Management Systems (ISMS) Lead Auditor (In Accordance with ISO 27001), EXIN Certified Privacy and Data Protection Foundation (PDPF) holder, CDPSE (Certified Data Privacy Solutions Engineer).
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