AFP Expands into Asia and Will Open Office in Singapore to Better Serve the Finance Profession
Himashi Soriano Named Regional Director, APAC, Will Lead AFP’s Office in the Asia-Pacific Region.
05 Jun 2018 -- Bethesda, Md. -- The Association for Financial Professionals announced today that it is expanding into Asia and will open an office located in Singapore in 2019. The Singapore office will support AFP’s growth across Asia-Pacific and increase its ability to help organisations in the region transform the way they engage and train their finance and treasury staff, as well as help practitioners reach their greatest career potential. AFP’s Singapore office will be led by Himashi Soriano, Regional Director, APAC.
Soriano holds an MBA from The Johns Hopkins University and has worked at AFP for more than 13 years in a variety of roles. As AFP’s Regional Director, APAC, she will oversee operations, build customer relationships and develop partnerships within this region. Soriano also will hire and lead a team of sales, services and support staff.
The corporate finance profession is rapidly transforming, and nowhere more so than in Asia. In particular, finance professionals in Singapore and Hong Kong realise the need for more training, education and certification. That has led to unprecedented demand for AFP’s products and services—and, in turn, the need for AFP to open a regional office to better serve local financial professionals,” said Jim Kaitz, president and CEO of AFP.
"I can’t think of anyone more qualified to lead our efforts in Asia than Himashi Soriano,” Kaitz continued. “Her experience in business development, sales and marketing, as well as her strategic vision and leadership qualities make her the perfect choice to lead AFP’s team in Asia.”
Headquartered outside Washington, D.C., the Association for Financial Professionals (AFP) is the professional society committed to advancing the success of its members and their organisations. AFP established and administers the Certified Treasury Professional and Certified Corporate FP&A Professional credentials, which set standards of excellence in finance. Each year, AFP hosts the largest networking conference worldwide for over 6,500 corporate finance professionals.