FEI Detroit | Dinner Meeting Featuring Angela Hoon & Gustavo Vello | Sponsored by Brown & Brown

Event Agenda
4:00-5:00 p.m. - Career Development Session 
"FEI Automotive CFO Roundtable:  Challenges and Strategies"
Panelists: 1) Tom Kerns, Director of Treasury, Yanfeng Global Automotive Interiors, 2) Dr. Mariam Iskandarani, Managing Partner
Consulting Services, Inc, 3) Raymond Lambert, Chief Operating Officer, Acme Mills

1 CPE Credit Offered

Learning Objectives: 
  • This session will cover such topics in domestic and international automotive accounting/finance such as revenue recognition, trade agreement and tariff impact, leasing rules. Hear how our FEI Detroit member experts are tackling these issues.

5:00-6:00 p.m. - Professional Development Session
"Employee Absence Management/Leave Management and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADAAA) -  Understanding Strategy and Why It’s Important"
Sponsored by Brown & Brown, Presented by John D. Robinson, CPCU, Hartford Insurance Group

1 CPE Credit  Offered

Learning Objectives:
  • To discover the hidden costs associated with employee absence and non-compliant leave management. Why outsource?
  • Why having totally separate policies for disability and intermittent leaves can be challenging
  • How can employers determine whether a condition qualifies as a serious medical condition under The Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA)?
  • Employer responsibilities for Americans with Disabilities Act and best practices

6:00-6:45 p.m. - Networking

6:45-7:15 p.m. - Dinner

7:15-8:15 p.m. - Keynote Presentation by Angela Hoon, Executive Director, Strategic Risk Management, and Gustavo Vello, Assistant Treasurer, Treasury, Investor Relations & Special Projects, General Motors Company, "Strategic Risk Management at GM: Changing the Risk Paradigm"

1 CPE Credit Offered

Learning Objectives:
  • Risk management at General Motors has been on a journey since 2014 to become more strategic, more integrated into the business and a provider of value to the organization.  
  • With the use of non-traditional tools and techniques and a focus on facilitation, GM has been able to shift the risk paradigm and create a different take on risk management.  
  • Learn what tools and techniques have transformed the risk landscape and engage the business in a meaningful way, helping to solution for complex business challenges using a risk lens. 
  • Specific focus and discussion on involvement and engagement of Finance team.

Registration deadline - Wednesday, October 24, 2018

Andiamo Warren
7096 East 14 Mile Road
Warren, MI 48092

Chefs House Salad
Filet Mignon topped with Andiamo Zip Sauce, Fresh Green Bean Almondine, Tuscan Style Oven Roasted Potato
Andiamo Kit Kat for dessert
For dietary restrictions please contact Katie Schanne at detroitfei@gmail.com

Event Sponsor

Program Description
We will be welcoming Angela Hoon, Executive Director, Strategic Risk Management, and Gustavo Vello, Assistant Treasurer, Treasury, Investor Relations & Special Projects from General Motors Company as our dinner meeting speaker. They will be discussing "Strategic Risk Management at GM: Changing the Risk Paradigm".

Angela Hoon joined General Motors as Executive Director, Strategic Risk Management, in May 2015. Hoon leads GM’s Global Strategic Risk Management program, and is responsible for improving risk governance and culture by driving a “risk” thought process into strategic and cross-functional decision making. She has championed a standardized, global approach that is practical and relevant across all layers of the business, and includes early identification of risks and analyses of their interdependencies.  Hoon provides regular updates to the Executive Leadership Team, and the Risk Committee of the GM Board of Directors.

Prior to joining GM, Hoon was a principal in the risk consulting practice for KPMG USA. During her tenure there she was one of the national partners focused on the implementation of Enterprise Risk Management (ERM) and Governance, Risk and Compliance (GRC) across industries. She is a recognized leader with over 20 years of experience in ERM and GRC services.

Hoon started her career at KPMG South Africa where she performed external audit services in the manufacturing sector. She holds bachelor’s degrees in commerce and accounting from the University of Witwatersrand, Johannesburg.  In addition she is a Chartered Accountant, a Certified Internal Auditor and has a Certification in Risk Management Assurance.

Gustavo Vello was appointed Assistant Treasurer of General Motors in July 2017 following a short assignment as Special Projects Director in Detroit. He had previously served as Chief Financial Officer of General Motors do Brazil from September 2015 to March 2017 and CFO of General Motors Colombia in the two previous years.

Gustavo was born in Vitoria, Brazil in January 1973. He earned his bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering from Universidade Federal do Espirito Santo in Brazil in 1994, and his Master of Business Administration from Duke University in the United States in 1999.

In May 1999, Gustavo joined General Motors do Brasil’s Treasury department and, in March 2003, was transferred to GM´s New York Treasurer´s Office, where he held several positions. In June 2007, Gustavo was appointed Manager of GM´s Asia Pacific Regional Treasury Center in Shanghai, China where he stayed for 2 years.

Gustavo returned to New York in June 2009 where he had several assignments related to GM´s restructuring and IPO. In August 2010, Gustavo was appointed Director of Global Funding and Cash Management, leading the execution of GM´s $5B global credit line and several other Capital Market transactions.

Gustavo Vello is married to Renata and has two daughters, Julia and Amanda. He speaks Portuguese, English and Spanish.


Angela Hoon

Executive Director, Strategic Risk Management
General Motors Company

Mariam Iskandarani

Managing Partner
Consulting Services, Inc

Tom Kerns

Director of Treasury
Yanfeng Global Automotive Interiors

Raymond Lambert

Chief Operating Officer
Acme Mills

John D. Robinson, CPCU

Assistant Director Absence Services, Syracuse Benefit Management Services
Hartford Insurance Group

Gustavo Vello

Assistant Treasurer, Treasury, Investor Relations & Special Projects
General Motors Company