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Wealth Management Webinar Series 3 : Shariah Succession Planning for Global Families

With the massive inter-generational wealth transfer, estimated at about US$1.9 trillion, expected to take place in Asia over the next two decades, succession planning is a major challenge faced by high-net-worth individuals and families today.

Some key concerns may include the next generation’s ability and commitment to manage family assets, management transition of family businesses and investments, complexities of cross-border wealth management, as well as Shariah compliant succession planning.

Join us for our series of webinars discussing implications and opportunities arising from these changes and challenges, against the backdrop of evolving global legal and tax regulations, volatile market conditions and digitalisation.

Register now to secure your participation at our series of webinars:

  • Chan Ee Lin

    Ee Lin provides highly customised family business governance and succession planning advice to family office and business owning families in Asia Pacific. She has over 2 decades of experience in C-suite and regional positions with leading private banks as an internationally recognised trust & wealth planner and family business governance advisor to high net worth families in Asia Pacific & Middle East. A fully qualified lawyer admitted to the Singapore Bar and a trained mediator at the Singapore Mediation Centre, she holds adjunct professorships at the Nanyang Technological University (NTU) and Singapore Management University (SMU) where she has created internationally and nationally accredited executive and MBA curricula in family business governance. Winner of the SMU Dean’s Teaching Honour List Top Adjunct Faculty award in 2019, Ee Lin is also a frequent speaker at international masterclasses and at regional industry events.

    Prior to joining Deloitte, Ee Lin held roles such as Co-Founder of a family office services provider with an international law firm, Regional Head of Wealth Planning at one of the oldest UK private banks in the world, CEO of a Swiss trust company, Global Chief of Staff & Asia Pacific Head of International Estate Planning at one of the largest Dutch private banks, and Assistant Director at the Monetary Authority of Singapore.

    Ee Lin holds three degrees at Magna Cum Laude level: BA Economics (Stanford University); MBA in International Wealth Management (Carnegie Mellon University) and Doctor of Jurisprudence (SMU). She has been featured in the Citywealth Leader’s List 2019 and 2020, and in the CityWealth PowerWomen International Financial Centre Top 200 global list since 2014. She has lived and worked in Geneva, Hong Kong, Jersey, Luxembourg, Malaysia and Singapore.

    Advocate & Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Singapore
    TEP, fully qualified member of the Society of Trust & Estate Practitioners (STEP)
    STEP Advanced Certificate in Family Business Advising
    Mediation: Strategic Conflict Management for Professionals, Singapore Mediation Centre

  • Farah Deba Mohamed Sofian

    Farah Deba Mohamed Sofian, Chair STEP Malaysia.

    Farah Deba has 30 years’ experience in legal practice and has been involved in a wide spectrum of advisory work ranging from infrastructure, real estate, property development, acquisitions, sale & leaseback arrangements, consumer & corporate banking (conventional & Syariah), intellectual property, franchising, corporate & commercial contracts to estate planning and administration. Farah also has first-hand experience in setting up an Islamic financing unit of an organization and has advised clients on various ad-hoc corporate restructuring, investments and regulatory issues including the regulatory regimes relating to anti-competition, data protection and privacy issues.

    Farah’s currently focuses on estate administration, trust & fiduciary services, estate administration & planning and also business succession advisory services catered for Muslims and non-Muslim clients. Her services include providing advise on various types of trust structure, wills writing, formation of foundations (for family holdings & philanthropy purposes).

    Current Qualification
    Advocate & Solicitor of the High Court of Malaya since 8 May 1992
    LL.B (IIU,Malaysia) -from International Islamic University, Malaysia
    LLM (King’s College) - Masters of Laws from King’s College, University of London
    Registered Mediator with the Bar Council Malaysian Mediation Centre

  • Farah Jaafar

    Farah is the Chief Executive Officer of Labuan IBFC Incorporated, a wholly owned subsidiary of Labuan Financial Services Authority, the statutory Regulatory Authority for Labuan International Business and Financial Centre, operating under the purview of Ministry of Finance, Malaysia. Labuan IBFC Incorporated serves as the jurisdiction’s official market development agency.

    A seasoned strategic communication, market development and financial services professional, she brings with her experience spanning more than 25 years in wholesale financial services, putting her in good stead to develop Labuan IBFC as Asia’s go-to mid-shore wholesale financial intermediation centre.

    Formerly attached to the Asian Institute of Finance and Bursa Malaysia (Malaysia’s national stock exchange), Farah has served in numerous senior market development and strategic communications roles.

    She has also represented the Association of Stock Broking Companies Malaysia, a nationwide industry led lobby group representing Malaysian stockbrokers during the demutualisation exercise of the national exchange, allowing her a unique hands-on experience surrounding high strategic level issues relating to multiple stakeholder management, eco-system curation and long-term strategic business strategy.

    Passionate about equality, financial inclusion and win-win partnerships, she strongly believes that “a rising tide lifts all boats”. Farah has an LLB (Hons) from Sheffield University, United Kingdom.

  • Mohd Fariz Mohd Faruk

    Fariz is the Deputy Leader of Government and Public Services for Deloitte Malaysia and also an Executive Director of Deloitte Malaysia’s business tax practice with more than 15 years of working experience in business tax compliance and advisory.

    Aside from business tax, his roles with Deloitte Malaysia include being the tax audit and investigation co-leader of Deloitte Malaysia, the Malaysian subject matter expert on FATCA and CRS on AEoI and a tax consultant for Deloitte Private in Malaysia.

    Fariz is the tax advisor for various high net-worth individuals managing their personal income tax compliance and assisting them on their tax audit and investigation cases. Fariz has advised various family-owned businesses on their private wealth structure and succession plans. He has also assisted his high net-worth individual clients to address and manage the impact of FATCA and CRS on their private wealth structures.

    Fariz holds a Bachelor of Accountancy (Hons) from University of Malaya and is a member of the Chartered Tax Institute of Malaysia (CTIM)

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