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Date(s) - Nov 26, 2019
8:30 am - 4:00 pm




8:30- 9:00Registration
9:15 – 9:30Opening remarks
10:30-11:00Panel discussion
11:15-12:30Session 1:

  • Safer Recruitment
  • Impact of abuse on Children
1:30-2:45Session 2:

  • Signs of Abuse
  • Employee Background Check
3:00-4:00Closing statements




Kannan Chettiar, President of Asia CEO Community (Singapore Chapter)

Kannan Chettiar is an award winning Global Leader with 23 years of experience in the Technology and Human Capital sectors spanning across Asia, EMEA & North America. He is co-founder and Managing Director of Avvanz ( – an award  winning Employee Lifecycle Management company that prides in its 3 business pillars – Screen, Onboard and Develop. Avvanz helps to screen for the “right” and “safe” candidates through background checks. Avvanz then helps to integrate the new joiners through comprehensive new employee onboarding solutions leveraging mobile technologies. Avvanz enhances the talents through uniquely differentiated blended learning solutions relevant for the Digital Economy aimed at surpassing the business KPIs. Avvanz has received several awards including a Gold-Medal for Best Background Screening Provider (by Human Resources Magazine) and other nominations for differentiated and disruptive solutions.

Kannan’s technopreneurship has earned him “Executive of the Year – Human Resources Technology” award which is an extremely prestigious Management Excellence award from Singapore Business Review.

Kannan has held management and leadership positions in First Advantage, Dell Computers, Future Electronics, Arrow Electronics (NY-listed), Farnell Group (London-listed where he managed Sales, Account Management, Marketing incl Digital Marketing), e2open (IBM-backed) and i-Sprint Innovations (Acer-backed). Kannan’s other dimensions: Certified International Trainer with very high ratings from Fortune 500 Clients and Consultant to several companies especially in areas of Digital Transformation.

Kannan regularly delivers Thought Leadership talks, keynote speeches and Masterclasses in the region and cons

tantly offers insights and perspectives in mainstream newspapers, trade publications and TV shows (Talk show, News, Documentary). Some of these can be viewed at

Dr. Miguel Fernando Dinis de Seixas, Psychiatrist

Dr. Miguel undertook his psychiatric studies in the U.K. following the completion of a medical degree in Portugal at the University of Porto. He trained in Cambridge and London and is a member of the Royal College of Psychiatrists. He holds a Certificate of Completion of Specialist Training in General Adult Psychiatry from the General Medical Council, U.K.

Prior to joining the team at FMP, Dr. Miguel worked as a community psychiatrist in Cambridge, treating a variety of mental health conditions affecting the local population. He has worked in various capacities as a consultant psychiatrist, both within inpatient and outpatient departments, and has led a number of mental health inpatient and community psychiatry services, including a specialist community psychiatry service for people with complex personality disorders.

Dr. Miguel was a founding member of the Sustainability Committee of the Royal College of Psychiatrists and was a clinical teacher and undergraduate tutor for medical students in the School of Clinical Medicine of the University of Cambridge until his arrival at Family Medical Practice.

Over the years, Dr. Miguel has served as a clinical supervisor for doctors at different levels in psychiatric or general practice training. He has treated people suffering from depression, anxiety, self-harm, suicidal tendencies, and those who have been diagnosed with mental health conditions such as bipolar disorder, obsessive compulsive disorder and schizophrenia. Outside of work, he greatly enjoys reading and picking up fresh knowledge from good books.

Dr. Jane Shadwell-Li, Internal Medicine

Dr. Jane is a graduate of her native New York’s Stony Brook Medical School, and completed her residency in internal medicine at Long Island’s North Shore University Hospital, after which she worked for two years at an outpatient clinic in Washington D.C. Arriving in Vietnam in the year 2000, she began with us in 2002 while also serving the U.S. Consulate’s health units. She now practices full time with FMP.

One of the medical center’s longest-serving general practitioners, Dr. Jane deals with a broad variety of treatments, conditions and diseases—taking particular interest in the fields of dermatology and infectious disease. Enjoying the challenge of being the first “detective on the scene” even after 20 years in medicine, Dr. Jane is frequently called upon to present health talks on a wide range of issues such as health screening, breast cancer, occupational health and skin cancer.

Dr. Jane is a fluent speaker of both English and Mandarin, and has a fair grasp of Spanish for medical purposes. Outside of the medical center, she is a dedicated fan of literature and dining.