Liew Kim Yuen
Director of forensic and investigation, KPMG
Liew has extensive experience in the audit, merchant banking, commercial and regulatory sectors in Malaysia. He qualified with the Institute of Chartered Accountants, England & Wales and is a member of the Malaysian Institute of Accountants (MIA).
His time in merchant banking involved corporate banking and corporate finance advisory work that enabled him to then undertake his role in the commercial sector as Head of Projects & Corporate Finance.
During his 12 year tenure subsequently with the Securities Commission Malaysia (SC), he was tasked with the revamping of the re-named Financial & Corporate Surveillance unit in the aftermath of the Asian Economic crisis whereby he also facilitated its operations by coordinating closely with the relevant line units to provide a proactive and pre-emptive response to situations arising in the capital market.
Representing the SC, he was also an advisor to the Malaysian Accounting Standards Board (MASB) and an observer on the MASB Issues Committee. He was an observer on the MIA's Financial Reporting Standards Implementation Committee and had served as a Council Member of the MIA.
Liew is also a regular speaker on issues relating to corporate governance and accounting fraud and the importance of financials in the understanding of corporate behavior. He was a long-time speaker for Bursa Malaysia’s Mandatory Accreditation Programme for Directors, and has also been invited to speak on these and related matters by the public and private sectors in Malaysia. He has also been invited to present his views by the Asian Development Bank and foreign regulators like SEBI (Securities & Exchange Board of India).