April 06, 2009 | Palo Alto, California: MetricStream Inc., the market leader in enterprise-wide Governance, Risk, Compliance (GRC) and Quality Management solutions, announced today that its Executive Chairman Gunjan Sinha will be a featured speaker at the Boao Forum for Asia (BFA) Annual Conference 2009.  BFA is the most prestigious forum for leaders in government, business and academia in Asia and other countries.

The event is being graced by the Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao who will be joined by some of the most prominent figures in global politics including:

  • Asif Ali Zardari, President of Pakistan
  • Matti Vanhanen, Prime Minister of Finland
  • John Key, Prime Minister of New Zealand
  • Fidel V. Ramos, Former President of the Philippines
  • Bob HAwke, Former Prime Minister of Australia 

Mr. Sinha will join a remarkable line-up of distinguished business leaders including:

  • Michael Treschow, Chairman, Ericsson Group
  • Lord Leon Brittan, Vice Chairman, UBS Investment Bank
  • James Quigley, CEO of Deloitte
  • John Chambers, Chairman and CEO, Cisco Systems
  • Gerry Grimstone, Chairman, Standard Life

The BFA, a non-government, non-profit international organization, initiated in 1998 by Fidel V. Ramos, former President of the Philippines, Bob Hawke, former Prime Minister of Australia and Morihiro Hosokawa, former Prime Minister of Japan, was formally inaugurated in February 2001. The forum is committed to promoting regional economic integration and bringing Asian countries closer to their development goals. Illustrating the principles of the World Economic Forum, BFA provides an opportunity for global thought leaders to share their vision on the most pressing issues in Asian economies and the world at large. This ninth BFA Annual Conference 2009 will be held between April 17th and 19th in thetown of Boao, Hainan Province, China.

The theme of this year's event is “Asia: Managing Beyond Crisis”. Over the three days of the conference, delegates will debate and discuss the impact of the crisis on Asia and how the region can weather these challenges as effectively as possible. The event will also attach much importance on the increasing role that emerging economies play in the global financial arena. Several issues related to Corporate Governance, Risk Management and Regulatory Compliance will be discussed at the conference including How the Markets Can Drive Asia’s Recovery, Reforming the International Financial System and the Role of Emerging Markets, Balancing Financial Innovation, Openness and Oversight, Future of Cleantech and Managing in Periods of Volatility.

Speaking on the topic “SME Strategies: Attracting Talent, Securing Financing & Achieving Growth”, Mr. Sinha will be exploring how, even in down times, small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) demonstrate a remarkable ability to innovate and demonstrate an incredible resilience and potential to generate new jobs. He will share his experience from building several companies from start-up stage to successful acquisitions and public stock listings to illustrate how to overcome difficulty in attracting talent, how to secure capital and how companies can weather the recession through innovative strategies. Joining him, along with other distinguished panelists, will be James H. Quigley, CEO of Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu.

Mr. Sinha serves as the Executive Chairman of MetricStream, an organization dedicated to enabling businesses to ensure compliance with government regulations through innovative technology and community driven solutions. Under his leadership, MetricStream has emerged as the market leader in solutions for Governance, Risk, Compliance (GRC) and Quality Management. He is a passionate evangelist of environmental sustainability and drives MetricStream’s agenda of offering solutions for corporate social responsibility (CSR) that address areas such as Green Data Centers, Emission Management and Environment, Health and Safety (EH&S). Mr. Sinha spoke recently at the Fourth Annual Global China Business Meeting of Horasis held in Barcelona, Spain.  This meeting was an influential gathering of government, academic and business leaders hosted by Horasis, The Global Visions Community that is the world's leading strategic advisory on long-term scenarios related to globalization, systemic risk and Asian business. Mr. Sinha was also recognized as one of the “Outstanding 50 Asian Americans in Business Award” winners by the Asian American Business Development Center (AABDC).

Speaking on his participation at the event as a featured speaker, Mr. Sinha said "It is my privilege to be a part of this influential forum to discuss growth strategies and opportunities in these turbulent times. I look forward to contributing my thoughts as well as gaining insights on how to face the challenges of the international financial crisis and how to pursue balance between financial innovation, market liberalization and regulatory supervision.”

About MetricStream

MetricStream is the independent market leader in enterprise cloud applications for governance, risk, compliance (GRC), and quality management. MetricStream apps and software solutions improve business performance by strengthening risk management, corporate governance, regulatory compliance, audit management, vendor governance, and quality management for organizations across industries, including banking and financial services, health care, life sciences, energy and utilities, consumer brands, government, technology, and manufacturing. MetricStream is headquartered in Palo Alto, California, with an operations and GRC innovation center in Bengaluru, India, and sales and operations support in 12 other cities globally.(www.metricstream.com).

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