Chief Risk Officer
First Vice President, Co-Head-Central Treasury
I have been working for KBank more than 14 years. My first career is fixed income and derivative trader for 5 years. After that I have moved to manage banking book both fixed income and money.
Group Chief Risk Officer
Mohammad Azam Ahmad carries with him more than 25 years of experience in the Banking industry including 15 years of experience in risk management spanning from credit, market, liquidity and operational risk
Prior to joining SME Bank, Azam was the Head of Risk Management, Group Global Banking in Maybank since 2012 and previously served reputable organizations such as Standard Chartered and Central Bank of Malaysia.
He holds a Master of Economics and International Finance from University of Queensland and Bachelor of Science in Accounting and Finance from London School of Economics, United Kingdom.
Azam joined SME Bank on 1 August 2019 to assume the position of Group Chief Risk Officer.
Rana Bhattacharjee is the Director and Senior Client Advisor at Alpha Quest Pte. Ltd., a licensed fund management company, regulated by the Monetary Authority of Singapore, providing wealth and portfolio management services to its clients.
Rana has an extensive experience of over 20 years in the wealth management industry and worked for Private Banks including Fortis, Standard Chartered Private Bank and CIC Banque Privee before setting up Alpha Quest with his partners. He focuses on allocation across all traditional and alternative asset classes to achieve the portfolio goals for his clients.
He is a CAIA, CFP, CMT and CFTe charterholder and has an MBA from the Indian Institute of Management Calcutta.
Head of multi asset
Michael has over 20 years’ investment management and consulting experience and joined BTIM from First State Super, where he was Head of Investment Strategy since January 2014. In this role, Michael was responsible for the establishment of an active asset allocation process and led the Fund’s Investment Strategy Team. Prior to this appointment, Michael was Head of Diversified Strategies at Perpetual for over five years, with portfolio management responsibilities for the manager’s range of diversified funds. Michael’s prior experience includes over 10 years in consulting roles at Watson Wyatt (now Willis Towers Watson) and NSP Buck.
Associate director, enterprise risk management (ESG)
As an ESG subject matter expert, I support Eastspring's second line risk and compliance functions by providing guidance on ESG regulations and industry best practices; as well as evaluate Eastspring's enterprise ESG risk exposures and develop mitigating controls.
Managing director, chief operating officer, markets & securities services, ASEAN
Fatema Bookwala is the Markets and Securities Services COO at HSBC Singapore with regional responsibilities in ASEAN (TH, MNL, VN). Fatema is a seasoned Front Office COO with 17+ years of Cross-Asset experience in Financial Services industry. Her areas of expertise include Strategy Development and Execution, Transformation, Regulatory Change, Risk Management and Governance as a strong business partner with all business infrastructure areas.
Fatema is a Rank holder Chartered Accountant from The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India and completed Level 3 CFA from CFA Institute Charlottesville.
Fatema is passionate about diversity & inclusion and sustainability initiatives, and is an active member of the Sustainability and Balance Employee Resource Groups at HSBC.
Director Asia Pacific Markets
David has over 20 years’ experience in the Global financial markets working in London, New York, Hong Kong and Singapore.
David has held roles across a wide spectrum of products including Securities Lending, Repo, OTC derivatives and prime brokerage. Working at a range of Global Investment banks such as Barclays, JPMorgan, UBS and West LB.
David joined BNY Mellon Hong Kong in 2009 as business manager for tri-party collateral management and OTC derivatives services. He relocated to Singapore in 2013 to focus on SE Asia and Australia markets. David is currently responsible for collateral business development across Asia ex japan.
Senior Business Specialist
Andrew Byron is the Senior Program Manager for regulatory strategic projects at AMP Capital where his current focus is on both Margin and Libor Transition. He has been in financial markets for more than 30 years, primarily in senior management roles on Fixed Income sales and trading desks across the Asia-Pac region. Andrew has worked previously for Macquarie Bank, Barclays and Citi in Australia, Singapore and Japan, where he traded and managed interest rate derivatives business lines.
Andrew is a member of the AFMA Committee and has a degree in Economics from the University of Melbourne.
Chief Sustainability Officer
Bank of New Zealand
Chief Investment Officer, Southeast Asia
HSBC Private Banking and Wealth Management
James Cheo is Chief Investment Officer, Southeast Asia for Private Banking and Wealth Management at HSBC. Mr. Cheo is a member of the Global Investment Committee for Private Banking and Wealth Management and also a member of the Regional Investment Committee in Asia. In his role, he spearheads the development of investment strategies across all asset classes for private banking and wealth management clients in Southeast Asia. Prior to re-joining HSBC Private Banking, James was Senior Investment Strategist at Bank of Singapore, where he was responsible for asset allocation and thematic research. Before that, James assumed Investment Strategist roles at Barclays Wealth Asia. From 2004 to 2009, James served as Senior Economist at the Monetary Authority of Singapore, where he was part of the team that formulated policy actions for Singapore during the 2008 Global Financial Crisis. With his knowledge and wealth of experience, his investment views are frequently sought after. He has established a strong media profile, with appearances on notable financial media including Bloomberg, CNBC, Channel News Asia, Channel 8 Mandarin News; and printed publications such as the Financial Times, Straits Times, Business Times. James graduated with First Class Honours in Finance from Nanyang Technological University. He was awarded the Chartered Financial Analyst charter in 2007.
Westpac Institutional Bank
- Developing strategy for Operational Risk and setting the direction to achieve
- Led a high performance team managing industry leading practice in scenarios and cross risk-class reviews
- Conducted risk diagnostics across emerging legislations
- Conducted enterprise risk assessments leading to strategic shift in focus
- Optimized product drivers to enable automation of credit decisioning across – Led to development of market leading business differentiator
- Developed project management audit methodology to conduct project reviews – Led to creation of a project assurance based team
- Led enterprise wide audit of SOX, Basel II AMA accreditation and projects leading to accreditation and subsequent capital optimization
Strategy & Projects
- Led teams to design and implement business delivery models including diagnostics to support strategic decision making – Led to creation of new businesses and operating models
- Delivered operational & productivity strategies for retail & business banking leading to step change in driving margins
- Project managed implementation of a new business structure leading to improved customer experience and better business outcomes
- Designed and delivered framework and metrics to measure coaching as a competency based enabler in the market
Process & Change
- Re-designed retail and business product development processes.
- Delivered automated AUSTRAC reporting processes removing manual intervention.
- Developed information pathways to effectively transition management information to business intelligence
- Re-engineered retail and business lending processes to achieve 15% cost optimization.
Banking Technology and Risk Management
The Association of Banks in Singapore
Edmund is an experienced Risk and Technology professional in the financial and technology industries. At The Association of Banks in Singapore (ABS), he oversees the Technology and Operational Resilience initiatives. Prior to joining ABS, he worked at institutions in the private and public sectors, including Deutsche Bank, UOB, Monetary Authority of Singapore and Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore. He holds an MBA (Distinction) from the University of Manchester and a BEng (First Class) from the Nanyang Technological University.
Head of Treasury
Chief Risk Officer, Corporate and Institutional Banking
National Australia Bank
David was admitted as a barrister and solicitor of the Supreme Courts of Queensland, New South Wales and Victoria (as well as the High Court of Australia) in 1998.
David previously worked in the corporate and financial services divisions of Clayton Utz in Sydney, and Linklaters in London and Tokyo, followed by four years in the Financial Services Group of Macquarie Bank in Sydney.
Chief executive officer
HSBC Global Asset Management
Patrice Conxicoeur is CEO, HSBC Asset Management (Singapore) Ltd and has been working in the financial industry since 1990. Patrice assumed this position in April 2020. Previously, he was CEO of HSBC Asset Management (Japan) K.K. From 2011-2015, Patrice was Global Head of the Insurance Segment, with overall responsibility for the further business development of HSBC Asset Management with insurance companies globally. Prior to that, Patrice spent three years as Head of Institutional Business for Asia Pacific with HSBC Asset Management in Hong Kong. From 2004 to 2008, he was Chief Executive of Sinopia Asset Management, Asia-Pacific. Patrice joined Sinopia in 1992 as an equity fund manager, later becoming Head of Global Equities and subsequently promoted to Head of Strategy, Equities and Balanced Products. Patrice was posted to Asia in 2000, initially in Japan as Chief Executive Officer of Sinopia T&D Asset Management Co, Ltd., and from 2004 in Hong Kong. Prior to joining Sinopia, Patrice worked in Tokyo with Japan Gamma Asset Management. He graduated from the E.M. Lyon Business School (France).
Head, Policy and Governance, Operational Risk
June is an experienced Risk Manager, having held various leadership roles within large complex financial institutions, across the three lines of defense. She has significant experience in developing and implementing risk frameworks and methodologies. As well as an active professional member of the Institute of Operational Risk, and leads the development of the Singapore Chapter.
Former chief risk officer
National Bank of Kuwait
Nicola is an experienced and qualified CRO / Head of Global Risk & Compliance with a demonstrable track record of creating and implementing superior risk management, financial and prudential strategies and frameworks aligned with corporate objectives and regulatory change/compliance to mitigate operational and commercial risk.
She is able to seamlessly analyse regulations into actionable requirements and deliver operational monitoring plans to drive robust compliance.
Nicola has proven transformation and risk delivery across SMEs to $multi-billion enterprises within banking, healthcare, insurance, government, energy, financial services, and technology. She embeds change into organisations to understand core risk objectives, re-engineering and deploying frameworks, processes and driving a culture of proactivity to ensure enhanced operational conduct, reputational and fiscal risk. An engaging lateral and forward- thinking communicator, building and fostering relationships with key stakeholders, resolving disparate agenda items, and providing solutions at operational level to solicit buy-in. Nicola acts as a trusted advisor to the Board, with a reputation of clear transparent objectives and solid delivery within agreed timeframes.
These skills have enables Nicola to see the changing role of the CRO over the past 25 years of her career and adapt to those changes.
Chief Risk Officer
28+ years’ of comprehensive global experience and a deep working understanding of risk measurement principles in shaping key strategies and leading initiatives to build strong control and analytics systems for multinationals such as Standard Chartered Bank, Swiss Re and UBS.
A natural passion for learning new things, meeting diverse people, exploring new opportunities and adopting new technologies to come up with solutions that are cost-effective and commercially viable. Possessing traits of curiosity, learning agility and research rigour, have continually taken steps to handle problems with smart and informed decision-making skills.
Chief Investment Officer
Entering financial markets in a trading capacity, John’s career spans 30 years in financial services and has included senior markets-based roles overseeing FICC businesses for HSBC, Westpac Institutional Bank, the Royal Bank of Scotland and Macquarie Bank. He has also had extensive offshore experience in both London and Hong Kong in regional and global teams across most products.
He is currently Chief Investment Officer at market-leading fintech SocietyOne.
Head of sustainability
Vulpes Investment Management
Evolved from an Institutional Investor magazine-ranked Investment Strategist to Head of Sustainability at Vulpes, a Family Office-backed investment management firm. I have a passion for integrating sustainability into the investment process to achieve necessary and impactful environmental, societal and financial outcomes.
My shift to Sustainability accelerated in recent years, including designing and developing research approaches and shaping corporate strategy. My prior role was as the first Head of Sustainability at Maybank Kim Eng and member of the parent Maybank’s first Group Sustainability Council.
My investment approach is to incorporate both macro and micro factors with emphasis on data and rigorous process. I have built and managed ranked sell-side research teams across multiple countries.
This buy- and sell-side investment experience, across all asset classes and geographies, has provided a unique foundation for my current role. In the past, I have been Merrill Lynch’s Global Sector Strategist, the Global investment strategist at NewSmith’s macro hedge fund and also completed a consulting project on sub-Saharan Africa for Standard Bank.
I have worked in New York, London, Hong Kong (where I grew up) and am now based in Singapore.
Setio Anggoro Dewo
Director & Chief Financial Officer
PT TRAKINDO UTAMA
Managing Director, APAC Head of AML
Head of ESG
Fullerton Fund Management
(Former Director, Markets, RBS Capital Resolution)
Mike has over 17 years' experience in financial markets, covering areas such as structuring, trading, portfolio management and risk management across Asia Pacific and Europe.
His most recent role was as a Director of Markets for The Royal Bank of Scotland RBS Capital Resolution team, managing the close-out and wind-down of RBS' non-core OTC derivative portfolios in Asia Pacific.
Previously, Mike had senior roles at Audley Capital Advisors, Bluecrest Capital, RBS and WestLB.
Mike has an MBA and a Master of Applied Finance from Macquarie University and a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Otago. He is also a Member of the Singapore Institute of Directors.
Senior Vice President
Manager of Exposure Management
Chief Investment Officer
First Degree Global Asset Management
Stephen has twenty five years’ experience as an investment professional with leading investment management groups in the United States, Asia and Australia. Immediately prior to co-founding First Degree in 2011, Stephen was the Head of Global Fixed Income Product – Asia Pacific at JPMorgan Asset Management, and had investment responsibility for the firm’s mandates from Central Banks, Sovereign Wealth Funds and some of the largest Institutions in the Asia Pacific Region.
Prior to that role, Stephen held roles with J.P Morgan Investment Management in New York and Australia, including those of Australian Head of Capital Markets Research and Asia Pacific Regional Head of Capital Markets Research. Stephen’s specialist areas of expertise include the quantitative analysis of fixed income, equity and derivative securities and asset allocation techniques. He has advised some of the leading Central Banks and Sovereign Wealth Funds on reserves management practices and his research has been widely published.
Stephen holds a Master of Science (Finance) an a PhD (Finance) from the WE Simon Graduate School of Business Administration, University of Rochester, New York, and a Bachelor of Economics (First Class Honours) from the University of Sydney. Stephen is also a Non-Executive Director of Avation Plc, a commercial aircraft leasing company listed on the Main Board of the London Stock Exchange.
Mizuho Securities Co., Ltd.
Vice president & head, sustainability office
Marla drives the execution of the BDO Sustainability Framework and Strategies with oversight on policy formulations and programs implementation across the BDO Group. She produces the annual BDO Sustainability Report and works closely with business groups and subsidiaries as subject matter expert and advisor, to ensure the Bank’s alignment of its policies and practices with global standards, regulations, and guidelines on sustainability reporting. She collaborates with external partners on strategic projects that advance positive environmental and social impact in support of the UN Sustainable Development Goals. She is also responsible for communicating sustainability initiatives to internal and external stakeholders, and represents BDO in external speaking engagements and forums.
Before joining BDO, Marla was the Global Diversity & Inclusion Lead for news and information services provider Thomson Reuters, where she spent 11 years leading the execution of global strategies in diversity and inclusion, social impact, corporate responsibility, and corporate communications first in Asia, then globally. Previously, she held senior corporate communication roles at tech firm Intel Corporation for its Asia operations for 8 years; food and beverage group San Miguel Corporation for 4 years; and architecture, engineering and construction company Environments Global. She started her career at public relations firm Orendain & Associates where she designed communication campaigns for multinational banks, pharmaceutical companies, and non-government organizations for 6 years.
Marla is an experienced international speaker on gender, diversity, and inclusion, and a certified facilitator of the Google #IamRemarkable workshop for women. She is a founding member of the Women Inter-industry Network (WIN) and former Board member of the International Association of Business Communicators or IABC Philippines. She took up BA Communication with a major in Journalism at the University of the Philippines in Diliman.
Head of Risk
Bupa Asia Limited
Rodney Gollo is Head of Risk for Bupa Asia Limited, a division of the international healthcare and insurance company Bupa. Where he leads the risk management function, overseeing financial and non-financial risks for a portfolio of insurance and health provision businesses.
He specialises in emerging and frontier markets, and has international experience working in healthcare, insurance, consultancy and social enterprises. He has particular interest in environmental, social and governance (ESG), blended finance, impact investing and the megatrends shaping the global economy.
He also acts as a Judge for two awards programmes: the Asia Risk Technology Awards, awarding companies leading technology and risk innovation in Asia. As well as the UK’s Better Society Awards, awarding companies helping create a better, more ethical and sustainable world.
Chief Investment Officer
LiZen Asset Management
General manager, group integrated risk management division
Kouhei Iinuma is General Manager of Integrated Risk Management Division in Shinsei Bank. I am managing market risk and quantitative analysis including trading and banking book especially interest rate and FX products. Prior to current position, I was exotic derivative trader and product structurer. I have experienced market for twenty years. I am part-time teacher at Graduate School of Business and Finance, Waseda University.
Chief Investment Officer
Government Pension Fund
Managing Director, Head of Government & Regulatory Affairs Office
Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group
Tomo Ishikawa heads the Government and Regulatory Affairs Office at MUFG. Ishikawa is responsible for orchestrating the group-wide advocacy strategy on financial regulatory policies. He also oversees recovery/resolution planning for the group, and government relations across the regions. Prior to his current role, Ishikawa headed MUFG’s Regulatory Strategy team for the EMEA region, based in London.
Until January 2017, Ishikawa worked as the head of the digital team within the Government & Regulatory Affairs Division at Deutsche Bank AG (based in London), where he led the advocacy engagement on technology & digital related policies.
Prior to joining Deutsche Bank, Ishikawa served as Deputy Director of Prudential Policy Office at Financial Services Agency of Japan (Japan FSA). He chaired the work stream (WS1) under the Working Group on Margin Requirement (WGMR), reporting to the BCBS and the IOSCO board, with the mandate to harmonize the margin rules across the regions.
Ishikawa started his professional career at Merrill Lynch as an investment banker. After 12 years at Merrill Lynch (Tokyo and NY), he moved to RECOF Corporation (an M&A boutique firm in Tokyo), and then to Deutsche Bank (financial institutions coverage based in Tokyo). He has 15 years of experience as an investment banker, prior to becoming a regulatory policy expert.
Tomo graduated from Keio University (Tokyo, Japan) in 1996. He lived in Toronto, Canada, prior to studying economics at Keio.
Deputy chief manager, global markets engineering office, global markets planning division
Mitsubishi UFJ Morgan Stanley Securities Co. Ltd.
Dr. Shinichiro Itozaki is a Deputy Chief Manager of Global Markets Engineering Office at Mitsubishi UFJ Morgan Stanley Securities, serving as the Japan Head of XVA Quant Team at MUFG. Dr. Itozaki has been working on policy issues, and developing industry standards, for the OTC derivatives market, covering prudential regulations, Basel rules, central clearing, uncleared margin, ISDA SIMM, interest rate benchmark reform, model risk, climate risk, carbon credit derivatives, crypo derivatives and derivatives legal documentation. Dr. Itozaki chairs the Discussion Group on Interest Rate Benchmark Transition convened by Japan Securities Dealers Association (JSDA), and represents MUFG in the ISDA Interest Rates Steering Committee and ISDA SIMM Governance Executive Committee. Dr. Itozaki received a Ph. D. in Mathematical Sciences from the University of Tokyo.
Head of risk management, and consumer and business banking
Manish Jayswal is the head of risk management, and consumer and business banking at Westpac, and is responsible for the oversight of consumer risk portfolio insights across financial and non-financial risk. In prior roles at Westpac and Commonwealth Bank of Australia, he worked in credit risk, balance sheet management, treasury and capital allocation. Jayswal has held several global senior risk management roles, notably with Fannie Mae in Washington DC during the peak of global financial crisis that began in 2007–08, the Government of Singapore Investment Corporation and GE Capital. He has designed and implemented risk management frameworks such as risk appetite, early warning, the economic capital framework, stress-testing, loss allowance modelling, home price forecasting.
Chief Investment Officer
Maitiri Asset Management
Ankit Khandelwal is the Chief Investment Officer at Maitri Asset Management, overseeing the firm’s overall portfolio allocation and investment strategies. Ankit has over 14 years of experience following investment roles at Lehman Brothers, Standard Chartered, and Millennium Capital and investing across Fixed Income, Macro, and Equity portfolios.
Chief Risk Officer
Martin Kimmig is a Chief Risk Officer who heads AIIB’s risk management. He joined the AIIB from The Rock Creek Group where he held the position of a Managing Director covering emerging market equities. Prior, he spent a 24-year career at the World Bank Group in particular the International Finance Corporation where he held leadership positions in both investment operations and risk management. Martin Kimmig holds a PhD in Economics from the University of Freiburg and a CFA designation.
Group head of information security & digital risk management (ISDRM)
Thomas is currently the Head of Group Technology Information & Cyber Risk (TICR) for the OCBC Group, where he chairs the bank's Group Technology Risk Management Committee, and is responsible for driving group-wide risk governance, risk monitoring, assessment and mitigation initiatives relating to technology, information and cyber risk.
Prior to his current role, he has served in regional and global leadership positions across Technology Risk Management, Business Continuity Management, and Information Technology Management in DBS Group, Credit Suisse AG, UOB Group and Citibank.
Thomas contributes actively to the development of the industry by participating in various committees and working groups. These include being the vice chair of ABS Standing Committee on Cyber Security (SCCS), and chair of ABS Working Group on Revision of MAS Tech Risk Management Guidelines (PEGASUS). Previously, he has also served as organising committee chairperson of the ABS-MAS Financial Industry Crisis Communications Exercise (FICCE) 2016, organising committee member of the ABS-MAS Industry-wide Exercise (IWE) Raffles IV 2014, and member of ABS Business Resilience and Continuity Committee (BRC).
He often shares his insights at conferences and seminars helping to elevate competencies across the industry. These include conferences related to FS-ISAC, RSA, ISACA, and SCS on topics of cyber security and resilience, business continuity management, crisis management and technology risk management.
Thomas holds an MBA from NUS Business School, an honours degree in computer science, and industry certifications of CISM, CRISC and CITBCM.
Chief Risk Officer
Mr. Dmytro Kolechko holds a Master’s degree in International Business Administration from Kiev National University of Economics. He has over 20 years of working experience in banking industry, with over 14 years in senior leading positions in risk management, including Chief Risk Officer (CRO) at Raiffeissen Bank Ukraine, CRO at Alfabank Ukraine, and CRO for Hypo-Alpe-Adria Bank in Bosnia and Herzegovina. Since 2015 he has held the position of Head of Risk Management Division (CRO) at Vietnam Prosperity Bank (VP Bank).
David has over 16 years experience in derivatives working as a quantitative portfolio manager, trader, and structurer. He started his career in 2006 in Tokyo as an options trader before moving to Europe and working as an equity derivatives structurer at Nomura and UBS in London in 2010 where he worked on quantitative strategies and complex options. David then moved to Unigestion in Geneva in 2015 for a position as a senior portfolio manager where he developed and managed numerous quantitative volatility and derivative strategies. In 2018, he returned to Nomura in Tokyo, and built out their derivatives offering and launched a UCITs cross-asset volatility fund in 2019. David moved to Millennium and Simplex in Tokyo where he was hired as a portfolio manager for quantitative volatility strategies. In 2022, David co-founded SciEdge, a quantitative research company based in Paris, and is scheduled to launch a Cayman cross-asset volatility fund with Rcube Asset Management in the coming weeks.
David has studied at Cambridge University, Ecole Normale Superieure and Sciences Po Paris and is working towards completing his PhD in mathematical economics at the University of London. Speaking four languages including fluent Japan, David has a strong understanding and interest in Japan from both a business and cultural perspective.
Jason Norman Lee
Khang Nie Lee
APAC Head of Non-Financial Risk
Khang Nie Lee is the Head of Non-Financial Risk (NFR) for Asia Pacific (APAC) at Credit Suisse.
She is a trained accountant and is a Fellow at the Institute of Singapore Chartered Accountants (FCA). Prior to joining Credit Suisse, Khang Nie was a consultant with PricewaterhouseCoopers where she ran a number of process improvement projects for clients in the financial services sector.
In Credit Suisse, she headed various functions across the CFO Division in APAC, including Investment Banking Finance, South East Asia Legal Entity Finance and SOX program before joining NFR in the CRO Division.
Li Sun Leong
Head of ESG
Heidrick and Struggles
Head of Investment Strategy
Damian commenced with QSuper in July 2009. As Head of Investment Strategy his responsibilities include guiding Asset Allocation as well as managing Investment Risk and Strategy.
Driven by processes developed by Damian and his team, QSuper has been an industry leader in Dynamic Asset Allocation and developing risk balanced portfolios, delivering top tier returns with risk around 25% lower than other high returning funds.
Previously Damian was Head of the Portfolio Design team in QIC’s Investment Strategy team where he focused on design for QIC’s core clients - QSuper and Queensland Treasury.
Damian commenced his career as a Chemical Engineer and worked in industry for 5 years. During this time he completed a Graduate Diploma of Accounting, and is now a Certified Practicing Accountant (CPA).
Other financial experience includes roles with Macquarie Bank, CBA Institutional Banking, and Credit Suisse Financial Products.
He has written an easy reading book explaining investing and the global economic issues of the day, Kitchen Table Economics & Investing, released by University of Queensland Press in January 2013. To find out more about Damian visit his website www.barenakedeconomist.com
Chief Risk Officer
Chief Investment Officer
Experienced and effective executive in Insurance industry. Passionate in promoting asset management career and female leadership in the financial services industry. Specialise in asset-liability management and investment management.
Liu has worked and lived in New York, Hong Kong and now Singapore with extensive experiences in multi-national insurance and financial service companies. Inspired by cultivating talents and building effective teams with a collaborative culture. Especially with the current global public health crisis, she believes the true value of the company depends on the people and the adaptability to the new way of working.
Chief Information Governance Officer
Patrick is the former Chief Information Security Officer of Tencent’s Digital Bank in HK - Fusion Bank. He leads the team with the mission to build a secure and 100% digital bank with financial inclusion in DNA. He oversees and governs the implementation of the bank-wide information risk roadmap with a particular focus on IT regulatory compliance. Prior to joining Fusion Bank, Patrick was Deputy CISO for DBS Bank HK to look after cyber security management, incident response, data security and dealing with regulatory assessment. Patrick has held various key positions in IT security, technology risk management and audit across Asia and Europe.
He has over 20 years of IT and Security experience including security operation, risk and control and IT audit within top tier financial institutions. As an experienced security practitioner, Patrick has been responsible for performing and managing a wide range of security consulting, risk and threat assessment, security training, cyber crisis management planning program. His contribution to the industry was well recognized. He earned multiple awards:
- Hong Kong Police Force: Hong Kong Cyber Security Professionals Awards in 2017
- ISC2: ISLA Asia-Pacific Honoree Senior Information Security Professional category 2018
- Hong Kong Business Magazine: Banking Executive of the Year in 2021
- IDG: ASEAN CSO30 in 2021
- UK Cyber Security Awards: Highly Commended CISO of the Year in 2021
Patrick is a certified information system security professional (CISSP), Information Systems Security Architecture Professional (ISSAP), Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA), Certified in Risk and Information Systems Control (CRISC), Certified in the Governance of Enterprise IT (CGEIT), Certified Internal Auditor (CIA) and Associate Business Continuity Professional (ABCP).
Chief Information Risk Officer
The Bank of New York Mellon
Micky Lo joined BNY Mellon in July 2013 as Chief Technology Risk Officer APAC. He is leading the regional team with the mission to enable business solutions while proactively protecting BNY Mellon from information risks in a balanced control environment. He oversees and govern the implementation of the bank wide information risk roadmap in the region with particular focus on IT regulatory compliance
He has over 30 years of IT experience in Financial Service Industry that spans across a diversified IT management disciplines including regional and location management, IT and security architecture, distributed computing engineering, technology infrastructure operation, outsourcing/in-sourcing management, IT risk management and technology audit.
Before joining BNY Mellon, Micky was the Head of IT Security APAC and Head of Technology Greater China for Deutsche Bank. Micky has held various management positions in IT management, IT Security/Risk management and Audit with JPMorgan and Citibank.
Micky serves as an industry advisor of the Bachelor of Management Science and Information Management Programme of Hang Seng University.
Micky received a Bachelor of Mathematic degree from the University of Waterloo (Canada) and an Executive Master of Business Administration degree from University of Western Ontario (Canada).
Steven Low Weng Haw
Chief Risk Officer
Mr. Steven brings with him more than 28 years working experience in the Financial Services Industry, encompassing Risk and Credit Management, Credit Evaluation, Account Management, Research and Data Analytics. He has served in both local and foreign banks as Chief Risk Officer.
Mr. Steven holds the professional qualification in ICSA from the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators, and a Diploma in Commerce (Business Management) from Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman.
Chief Risk Officer
Chief compliance officer
Asialink Finance Corporation
Mr. Macatol is a Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP)-confirmed Chief Compliance Officer (CCO) and a Certified Compliance Officer. He is the official liaison of the Bank with the regulatory agencies (e.g. BSP, SEC, BIR, PDIC, AMLC) and responsible in complying with its laws, rules and regulations. He also worked in SGV& Co. (Ernst & Young Philippines) as CSLA Manager.
Chief Financial Officer and Chief Operational Risk Officer
Prudential Corporation Asia
Sanchit has over 18 years of experience in the insurance industry, having mainly worked in Asia but also the UK, United States and France. His experience covers several aspects of the business including actuarial, products, finance and risk management.
Sanchit is currently the regional director, financial and operational risk management for Prudential's Asia insurance business and is based in Singapore.
Sanchit is actively involved in the actuarial profession and currently serves as Chair of the ERM Organising Committee of the Actuarial Consulting Congress of Asia, Chair of the Risk Management Advisory Group of the Institute of Actuaries of India and as a member of the Enterprise and Financial Risks group of the International Actuarial Association.
Sanchit is a Fellow of the Institute of Actuaries of Australia (FIAA), Fellow of the Institute of Actuaries of India (FIAI) and Fellow of the Singapore Actuarial Society and a Chartered Enterprise Risk Actuary (CERA).
Chief Investment Officer
Pierre is a Modern, Experienced, Digital & Tech savvy Corporate Strategy Leader, with a demonstrated 15yrs history of working in Hedge Funds, Asset Management, Financial Services, FMCG and Management Consulting Industry, in Japan and across APAC.
Born in the Countryside of France in a Family of 5, with a Spanish/Italian culturally-mixed upbringings, educated in England and the US, married to a Japanese woman and raising 3 kids in Tokyo, Pierre has grown into an open, transparent, unorthodox, servant and innovative individual, striving to transform the 21st century by investing in and scaling up the frontier technologies of today and tomorrow.
With an Outstanding track record of success stories, from end-to-end 2Bn USD investment portfolio management at 28yrs old, to in-house Director at 30 yrs old, through game-changing next-generation technology implementation, Pierre is an entrepreneur by heart, and has made it his motto to Develop & Harvest Business Opportunities by Holistically plan, execute and deliver. Fast. Precise. People-oriented. Inevitable.
Chief Risk Officer
Bank of Queensland
Adam McAnalen was appointed Chief Risk Officer of BOQ in June 2019. Prior to his appointment as Chief Risk Officer, Adam held a number of senior leadership roles across the Business and Retail Banking, Finance, Operations and Risk divisions of BOQ. His previous roles include CEO of BOQ Finance, CRO for BOQ Business, and General Manager Retail Credit where he led the Bank's retail credit risk strategy, scorecards, decisioning, collection and recovery operations. Before joining BOQ, Adam held a number of senior Commercial and Business Banking roles at Westpac Banking Corporation. Adam has been a member of the Bank's Executive Credit Committee since April 2016 and is a signatory of the Banking Finance Oath.
Head of global audit - Asia Pacific
Regional Head of Risk Analytics
Jerome Mornet is Regional Head of Global Risk Analytics, Asia Pacific (GRA ASP) in HSBC’s Risk Department in Hong Kong. Mr Mornet is responsible for the credit risk models covering Wholesale portfolios for regulatory capital, stress testing and IFRS9, Market and Counterparty Credit Risk models, Financial Crime Risk models for HSBC Asia Pacific.
Prior to his current role in HSBC, Mr Mornet was responsible for the Credit Risk models for ANZ Group and also worked for various large international companies including , ING and Accenture. Mr Mornet holds a master of computer science and a master of business administration.
Head of AML CFT Department
PT Bank Mandiri (Persero) Tbk
• Master of Management majoring in Financial Management from University of Gadjah Mada (UGM) Yogyakarta with GPA 3.57 – Graduated 2007
• Economics Degree majoring in Accounting from Indonesia College of Economics – Sekolah Tinggi Ilmu Ekonomi ‘Indonesia’ - STEI, Jakarta with GPA 3.15 – Graduated February 2001
ADDITIONAL EDUCATIONS/CERTIFICATIONS :
• Executive Education at University of Michigan Stephen M. Ross School of Business, Ann Arbor-Michigan USA.
• International Advanced Certificate in Compliance and Financial Crime from International Compliance Training (ICT), Birmingham, UK – Certified.
• Certified in Anti-Money Laundering Specialist (CAMS) from Association of Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists-ACAMS, Miami, USA.
• Anti-Money Laundering & Counter-Terrorism Financing Conference organized by ACAMS
• AML & CFT Certification organized by Indonesian Financial Transaction Reports and Analysis Centre – Central Bank of Indonesia – Communication Forum of Compliance Director
• Risk Management Cetification - Level 3
• Financial Crime and Compliance Training (Fraud Prevention and AML/CFT Compliance) organized by Bankers Association for Risk Management (BARa)
• Risk Management Certification from Indonesian Bankers Association
A. BANKING ORGANIZATION : PT Bank Mandiri (Persero) Tbk.
- Head of AML CFT (January 2017 – now)
- Head of Decentralized Compliance & Operational Risk (April – December 2016)
- AML CFT Team Leader (June 2014 – March 2016)
- Compliance Officer (June 2008 – May 2014)
- Accounting Staff (July 2002 – May 2008)
B. PUBLIC SPEAKER / TRAINER / LECTURER :
• Financial GRC Week – AML & Financial Crime Asia Summit 2019, Singapore, “Know Your Correspondent’s (KYC-C): De-Risking Correspondent Banking”
• Financial GRC Week – AML & Financial Crime Asia Summit 2018, Singapore “Establishing a Comprehensive Financial Crime Risk Framework across Client Onboarding and Surveillance”.
Group chief executive officer
Mine Superannuation Fund
Vasyl Nair is group chief executive at Mine Super and has a background in law and corporate finance, having also held roles across operations, strategy, marketing and risk functions at some of Australia’s largest financial services institutions. He holds bachelor of laws, bachelor of commerce, graduate diploma of legal practice and executive master of business administration degrees. Nair is also a director of Recreo Financial, an Australian financial technology company, specialising in superannuation and investment administration.
Chief operating officer
CSOP Asset Management
David joined CSOP Asset Management Limited as COO in 2017 and oversees Trading, Client Solutions, Risk Management, Operations, Technology and ETF Operations for the firm. He is responsible for designing and driving the infrastructure strategy of CSOP to support its business growth and development and is also currently leading the digital transformation initiative for CSOP.
Prior to joining CSOP as COO, David was the Head of Business Controls and Management for South East Asia at Bank of America Merrill Lynch, responsible for the governance and business management of the Global Banking and Markets Businesses in the region. David is also part of the local management committees of Merrill Lynch Singapore, Bank of America Singapore Branch and Bank of America Securities Limited
Previously, David had worked in a number of large financial institutions such as Barclays Capital and Morgan Stanley in a variety of roles covering operations, middle office and finance. David started his career in Deloitte as an auditor in Australia.
David holds a Master of Business Administration from the University of Chicago – Booth School of Business and a Master of Applied Commerce(Accounting) and a Bachelor of Computer Science from the University of Melbourne.
Chief risk officer
Regional Australia Bank
Campbell Nicoll is chief risk officer (CRO) at Regional Australia Bank, with 15 years' experience in credit and operational risk management. His previous roles in the financial sector include general manager positions at ASB Bank and a CRO role at the Bank South Pacific.
Chief risk officer
Sam O'Sullivan is chief risk officer at QIS and leads a team in continually enhancing QIC's risk management capability. Before joining QIC, he held senior roles in the investment management and infrastructure sectors in Australia and overseas. O'Sullivan is passionate about delivering confidence in business decisions and outcomes by delivering risk and assurance programs in support of strategic objectives.
Chief Risk Officer
Ignacio Ohno is the Chief Risk Officer for Japan and Korea at Credit Suisse and is based in Tokyo. He has over 20 year experience in the finance industry assuming roles in risk management and trading covering Asian and Latin American markets. Mr. Ohno received an MBA and MS (in Statistics and Operational Research) from New York University and a BS in Business Administration from Boston University.
Deputy Global Head, Portfolio Management, Capital Risk Solutions
Victor is the Deputy Global Head, Portfolio Management for the Capital Risk Solutions Division of AXIS Capital.
Victor has primary responsibility for deal analysis, portfolio management of a book of credit exposure globally from LATAM to APAC, with secondary responsibility for deal sourcing and business development for the Asia Pacific. His focus encompasses both single credit and significant risk transfers.
His area of focus is in the structured/complex finance domain such as project finance, structured credit, leveraged finance, aviation financing and structured trade finance; and also in vanilla financing to corporates and financial institutions
Prior to AXIS, Victor has undertaken roles in public markets fixed income investments, origination and client coverage, and Infrastructure financing and advisory with Standard Chartered Bank in London, Singapore and Hong Kong
Victor, currently serves as Board Member of CFA Singapore and also Co-Chair, Professional Development Committee of CFA Singapore. Victor also serves as Singapore country representative of CFA Institute Asia Pacific Research Exchange ('ARX').
Victor has spoken at various events organised by organisations such as World Bank, International Association of Credit Portfolio Managers ("IACPM"), ASEAN Energy Centre("AEC") and International Project Finance Association ("IPFA") and at conferences such as EXCRED series.
Head of Enterprise Risk
I am a 'Change Maker and Happiness Agent', who loves to spread optimism and confidence in people's lives, enabling them to achieve their potential.
I am a 'Public Banker', with 18 years of experience in Corporate banking and Risk management across leading public, private and foreign banks. As the Head of Enterprise Risk, HSBC Bank Singapore and COO for Risk Function, I drive initiatives for aggregating risks, unlocking human potential, process efficiencies, innovation, Business Analytics and digitalisation. Employee and Community Engagement are my twin focus areas, to ensure a ' Safe and Great Place to Work'.
I champion equal opportunities at work by actively volunteering for HSBC Employee Resource Group (ERG) on Balance and PRIDE, besides working with NGOs.
I have extensive experience in team management, credit risk management, such as sourcing, approvals, policy making, portfolio analytics, capital management, stress testing, modelling, due diligence, compliance, assurance, Internal controls, Audit, Governance and digitalisation of lending. I have led best practices in Operational Risk, ERM, Climate Risk, Resilience risk management, Project Management. Led strategic & Regulatory projects such as Basel, IFRS, BCBS, Enterprise Risk, Climate Risk, Portfolio Analytics, Streamlining & Digitalisation.
CEDT-Enterprise Risk, Digital Risk, Third party Risk and Climate Risk are my special interests, with their evolving kaleidoscope of hues. I strongly believe in Climate Risk Centric Decision making, embedding conservation in design.My articles, speeches and leadership initiatives are for thought leadership for ensuring resilience in the financial system.
As a futurist, my mission is to reimagine and lead digital transformation in banking to empower customers. But I am equally passionate and vocal about the ethics of technological usage for the long term benefit of mankind.I am a technophile, who believes in combined intelligence(CI) and a block chain of community, with coexisting nodes of machines & humans.
As an author, poet, international speaker, I have dedicated life to upskill children, youth & women for an inclusive future. My co-authored Amazon Best seller book ' Revive and Thrive (Vol 2) shares my story of personal resilience to inspire people, particularly single women to thrive in a complex world. I believe in Servant Leadershipand Stakeholder Capitalism, serving and marching towards collective success of community, touching a million lives by 2030
Executive director, corporate governance and group company secretary
Colonial First State
Chief Risk Officer
UnionBank of Philippines
Director, Head of Credit Risk Japan
John Place is Head of Credit Risk Management at Barclays Japan. After graduating from International Christian University in 1988 and beginning his banking career as a new grad working for Fuji Bank, John has worked in the financial industry for his entire career based in Tokyo, with the exception of two years he spent in Chicago. Prior to joining Barclays, John worked for JP Morgan and its legacy institutions for 15years. Away from work, John cares passionately about the Citizenship and Diversity, and has provided a variety of training sessions for students to connect them with employment opportunities. John holds a bachelor of arts degree from International Christian University, Tokyo and an MBA from the University of Washington.
UNSW, Climate Change Research Centre
Managing Director, External Asset Management
FUTEC Financial Group
David has been involved in ETF product development and marketing since the launch the first ETF in Hong Kong in 1999. Prior to joining FUTEC Financial Group, worked at Mirae Asset Global Investments. David also worked at The Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing ("HKEX") for about 18 years where he played a role in the development of ETFs, Growth Enterprise Market ("GEM") and Callable Bull Bear Contracts ("CBBC") as new products on the Hong Kong stock market and he had worked in various departments, including Cash Trading, Listing, Issuer & Client Services, Information Services and at Research & Planning. He has also worked as a manager at the Supervision of Markets Division of the Hong Kong Securities and Futures Commission ("SFC") and at The Chinese University of Hong Kong and The World Bank. David is licensed with the HKSFC for Type 1, 4 and 9 regulated activities.
David is a regular speaker in many retail and institutional investor seminars and conferences in Hong Kong and overseas.
Global head of IA & risk
TATA Consumer Products
Chief Risk Officer
Belinda leads CareSuper's Compliance and Risk team in identifying and managing governance and risk. She is also the corporate company secretary.
Belinda has over 25 years' experience in superannuation consulting, auditing and accounting, starting as an auditor for Ernest & Young. Later, she moved on to hold several senior roles at Towers Watson ( now known as Willis Towers Watson), including Senior Consultant for corporate super funds and Head of Research, Information and Compliance.
Belinda holds a Bachelor of Business (Accounting and Information Systems), a Graduate Diploma in Organisation Leadership and is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand.
Head of Treasury and Global Markets
Khalimi is currently Head of Treasury & Global Markets at Mizuho Bank Malaysia, a subsidiary of Mizuho Bank Ltd. one of the mega bank in Japan.
With over 15 years of banking experience specialising in Treasury and Risk Management, Khalimi’s previous position was with Affin Hwang Capital/Hwang DBS Investment Bank as AVP of Treasury. He also held a senior position in Treasury & Risk Management at ECM Libra Investment Bank and AmBank.
“Khalimi, who graduated from the University of Technology MARA (UiTM), with a BBA (Hons) in Finance started out as an Executive Officer at Bank Negara Malaysia, been directly involved in monetary policy implementation and risk management. The experience at Bank Negara Malaysia has provided him a valuable fundamentals for him to strive in his career and continue to contribute for a betterment of financial industry and society.
Khalimi is currently a national member of Financial Market Association of Malaysia (FMAM), a professional and quasi-licensing body for wholesale financial market in Malaysia under the Asian Institute of Chartered Banker (AICB).”
Global Head of Risk Analytics
Chief Wealth Officer
- Strategic thinker and leader with over 20 years of international and Asia Pacific investment management experience.
- Successfully designed and implemented investment platforms including governance, operations and investment processes.
- Expert in portfolio restructuring with a recognised track record in delivering optimised institutional and UHNW portfolios.
- Senior management experience in Asia and UK as CIO and Head of Investment.
- Deep experience in global asset allocation, absolute return, ESG investment and portfolio management.
- Built and managed alternative portfolios including hedge funds, private equity and structured products.
- Proven record in raising external AUM from retail, ultra high net worth, sovereign and institutional clients globally.
Chief Risk Officer and Chief Administrative Officer
Nikko Asset Management
Kiyotaka Ryu is leading the global risk management function as Chief Risk Officer since December 2018 and is also responsible for overall business planning and management to support Middle and Back Office functions as Chief Administrative Officer since July 2018.
Kiyotaka Ryu joined the Internal Audit Department of Nikko AM in September 2007 and went on to become the Head of Internal Audit where he led the Nikko AM Group’s Internal Audit practice for three and a half years.
Before joining Nikko AM, he worked for KPMG, as a financial and technology auditor. He served clients from various industries including the financial sector.
He is a qualified accountant and a member of American Institute of Certified Public Accountant.
He graduated from Waseda University with a Bachelor of Arts in Human Sciences and has also received a Master of Professional Accounting Degree from University of New South Wales.
EVP, head of credit risk analytics function
Siam Commercial Bank
Akkarapol Sa-ngasoongsong is Head of Model Risk Management Division at Siam Commercial Bank (SCB), Thailand. Prior to joining SCB, Akkarapol worked for Citibank, US where he held multiple roles in Risk function including senior modeling manager for regulatory risk model development (CCAR and Stress testing), and model validation manager in model risk management division. In his current role, Akkarapol is leading model risk management division and responsible for establishing and setting up model governance/model risk management framework for entire model landscape of SCB.
Akkarapol holds a Ph.D. in Industrial Engineering, M.S. in Agricultural Economics from Oklahoma State University.
Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer
Nagarajan (Nags) Sankaranarayanan is Chief Financial and Administrative Officer for Asia ex-Japan currently based in Singapore. He has regional responsibility for over 600 professionals across 12 countries, overseeing Operations, IT, Finance, Corporate Real Estate and Services, Data Management and Security, Corporate Transformation and Fin-Tech projects as well as Business Continuity Management. He also sits on the board of various Nomura’s companies.
Nags has 25 plus years of work experience in various leadership roles across both business and broad corporate/support areas in investment banks and start-up hedge fund. Prior to joining Nomura, he worked at Goldman Sachs, LionRock Capital (hedge fund) and JP Morgan in capacities as Equity Sales Trader, COO, and in the CFO office. Nags also has extensive experience in setting up and managing businesses, M&A, risk management, business strategy, global project and cost management programs, offshoring and managing large teams. Over his career, he has lived and worked across multiple Asian countries, including India, Japan, Hong Kong and Singapore.
Nags is also passionate about technology and finance, as well as a keen supporter of entrepreneurship. He has invested in and actively advises and mentors technology and finance-related startups.
Nags holds an MBA from The University of Chicago Booth School of Business, is a qualified Chartered Accountant and a Cost Accountant and holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree.
Head of Operational Risk Managment, Asia
Daniella Seradi is Head of Operational Risk APAC at Barclays and is based in Hong Kong. Daniella advises and challenges the business, infrastructure and senior management across the APAC region on operational risk issues and emerging risks.
Daniella has over 20 years’ experience in Investment Banking working for the London Stock Exchange and various Investment Banks. Her career started in Operations where she has lead multiple functions and locations across the region. In 2017, Daniella moved to the risk department to head up the Asia Operational Risk function for Barclays.
Director, Corporate Treasury and Trade Structured Finance
In January 2014, Gopul joined Golden Agri-Resources Limited, Singapore to head the Global Treasury and Trade Finance business. His aim is to align the business to international standards and practices with a focus on revenue generation and risk management, which he successfully accomplished at Cargill. Prior to joining Golden Agri, Gopul spent 10 years at Cargill’s proprietary structured funding, treasury, emerging markets trading, and risk management group. Prior to Cargill, Gopul worked in Thailand, Singapore and USA on corporate, project and trade financing, international commodities trading, mergers and acquisition, proprietary fixed income and money markets.
Gopul is passionate about international business, international finance, commodities, behavioral finance, entrepreneurship, understanding the power of finance, growth of human capital that is currently influencing and driving growth in emerging markets, and the importance of ethics and principles in conducting business in emerging markets. He has been invited to speak and be a panelist at many external forums organized by international banks, Euro-finance, universities, and also internal forums held by Cargill India.
Gopul holds an MBA from The University of Chicago Booth School of Business, a Bachelor’s degree in Commerce from the University of Mumbai, is a Chartered Accountant by training and Associate CPA Australia.
Chief Risk Officer, Group Global Banking
Gaitri Sharma is currently the Chief Risk Officer – Group Global Banking in Maybank. Her role as CRO is to drive the multi-pillar risk spanning from credit, operational, market, liquidity, sustainability and governance frameworks across the region.
She has over 25 years of global experience in various risk, compliance and technology management roles in the telecommunication and financial services industry where she has successfully shaped and aligned business strategies and risk appetite.
She holds a Bachelor Degree in International Business from Widener University USA, a Master Degree in Information Science from Penn State University USA and an MBA in Strategic Leadership from Amberton University USA.
Global head data product monetization
David has unique experience spanning the full trade lifecycle, execution to ledger. An experienced C-suite executive, David has significant exposure reporting to and working alongside CEOs and other C-suite focussing on strategic direction and operation of firms.
His geographic experience spans London, New York, Hong Kong, Singapore, Moscow and Johannesburg having held senior executive positions in ask these locations. His experience spans established and emerging markets.
Currently based in Singapore he is looking at opportunities to work with businesses focussed on growth and geographical expansion where his strategy and build experience can be leveraged.
Head Global Treasury Business Management
Dr. Frederick Shen is Senior Vice President and Head of Business Management for Global Treasury, OCBC Bank, leading to strengthen the infrastructure, processes, monitoring and analytics to tackle the increasing regulatory and risk requirements, all the while enabling the Treasury business for strategic growth in countries we currently operate in and for the future. Fred re-joined OCBC in mid-2013 from Emirates NBD, Dubai, where he headed up the Group Market Risk unit. Prior to the Middle East assignment, he was with OCBC Bank Market Risk for 3+ years, and appointed Head of Market Risk in 2011.
Fred started his career as a Professor of Finance at the University of Waterloo, Canada, before joining the financial industry, starting with global risk oversight of the financial engineering trading group at RBC Capital Markets. With over 25 years in the financial industry, his extensive experience includes assignments with various financial institutions and specialisations, including structured credit and real-asset securitizations at a privately held fund, head of bank-wide economic/risk capital and risk modeling/analytics at Bank of Montreal, and head of life insurance and asset management risk management at Manulife. Fred has a PhD in Financial Economics.
Head of Risk Management
ewarrant Japan Securities
eWarrant Japan Securities Head of risk management
・Develop crypto currency derivative product and establish risk management structure
・Manage option trading risk management and encourage tail risk management
・Establish risk appetite framework and introduce new VaR model for option trading
Gibraltar Life Insurance managed ALM risk
PCA Life Insurance Formulated and implemented investment strategy.
Citigroup conducted credit risk analysis
Kairos Capital Group
A self-driven and highly motivated person, I'm driven by the need to add value to everything I do, I'm motivated by the ability to empower and develop the people I work with, and I strived to be a source of inspiration and encouragement to the community and society that I live in. I am a highly sought-after speaker at various regional and local conferences, as well as a regular contributor to news media on current affairs.
At the professional front, I have more than 22 years of international experience primarily in the areas of consultancy / advisory, asset / investment management and capital market. Currently, I serve as the Founding Partner of Kairos Capital Group, providing advisory and consultancy services focusing primarily in capital market and asset management industries covering the Asia Pacific region.
I am also the Founding CEO of Ericsenz Capital based in Singapore, a MAS-licensed fund management company focusing on Private Equity and Venture Capital, bridging between Silicon Valley and South East Asia. I am also a Committee Member on the Investment Advisory Committee of Ericsenz-K2 Unicorn Fund and Ericsenz-K2 Unicorn Fund 2.
Senior Managing Director, Head of Group Sustainability
Luanne is Senior MD and head of Group Sustainability and Corporate Responsibility at CIMB, one of ASEAN’s leading banking groups, where she is responsible for transforming CIMB into a leader in sustainable finance and responsible banking in Asia.
Luanne holds a Bachelor of Arts and a Masters Degree in Manufacturing Engineering, as well as a Master of Arts from the University of Cambridge and is currently pursuing a Masters of Liberal Arts – Sustainability at Harvard Extension School.
Nikko Asset Management
Stefano Spillo currently works as an investment risk manager for Nikko Asset Management’s risk department in Tokyo. Prior to that, he lead a team of valuations analysts at IHS Markit, specialising in exotic OTC derivatives, with a focus on the Japanese market. Stefano also worked on various roles at other global data providers such as Bloomberg and Nikkei (Nihon Keizai Shinbum). He is a CFA charterholder and holds an MSc in Finance from the London School of Economics. Stefano is extremely keen on knowledge sharing with other risk professionals to promote and to nurture a strong group of individuals dedicated to best practices in risk management.
Managing Director, Group Head of Trading & Structuring
Jacky Tai is the Group Head of Trading & Structuring for Treasury & Markets at DBS Bank. Assuming this role since 2018, Jacky has been responsible for the management of trading, market making, product structuring and risk
warehousing activities across asset classes regionally.
He joined Treasury & Markets in DBS in 1999 and was tasked to build up DBS Greater China trading operations in Hong Kong, Taiwan, and China. In addition to driving business outcomes, the teams in Greater China have also won many awards and accolades in local and derivatives markets from Asian Risk, Global Finance, Banker, and other leading market intelligence under Jacky’s stewardship.
An avid innovator and market pioneer, Jacky has also represented DBS Hong Kong, Singapore, and China in public forums and associations initiated by regulators such as the Hong Kong Treasury Market Association committee,
ACI, ASFIMA task force, China QFII, Singapore RQFII, FX Global Code, Blue Book, China Bond Connect. Most recently, he was appointed as Treasurer of the Financial Markets Association of Singapore in January 2021. Jacky is also a strong believer in embracing Asian connectivity and digitalisation for the advancement of financial markets.
Before joining DBS Bank, Jacky was Head of Asian Derivatives Trading at Dresdner Bank AG. He has also worked at Nomura, and JP Morgan in Hong Kong, Singapore, and New York. Jacky graduated with a Bachelor of Science (Hons) in Computer Science from the Chinese University of Hong Kong.
Chief investment officer
- In February 2020 Mr. Tamama joined a real estate investment advisory start-up in Tokyo, PROFITZ K.K. as Chief Investment Officer. PROFITZ is an established development and asset management company focused on residential and office assets in Japan with total AUM of approx. US$200 mn.
- Prior to joining PROFITZ in February 2022, Mr. Tamama worked for Abu Dhabi Investment Authority from 2013 to 2022, and managed its real estate portfolio as a senior management in the Asia Pacific team. He primarily covered the Japan, Korea and India markets and managed US$4 bn GAV assets on average during his tenor.
- From 2005 to 2012, Mr. Tamama worked for LaSalle Investment Management and Shinsei Bank. He sourced and made investments for LaSalle Asia Opportunity Fund I & II and acquired US$750 mn GAV assets. He also took fund management role for LaSalle Japan Logistics Fund I & II, and managed US$ 2.5 bn portfolio and led divestment of JLF I portfolio. At Shinsei Bank, Mr. Tamama led sourcing, structuring, pricing, and execution of property backed non-recourse loans. He financed approximately 100 real estate transactions and provided US$8 bn loans over five years.
- Prior to 2005, Mr. Tamama was engaged in investment in non-performing loans (NPLs) at Daiwa SMBC Principal Investments.
- Mr. Tamama received a BA from Keio University (Faculty of Economics) and a MS in Real Estate Development from Columbia University. He finished a general management program (GMP) at Harvard Business School. Mr. Tamama is a member of both the CFA Institute and the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors.
Hong Tat Tan
Head of Sustainability
AEON CO. (M) BHD
Hong Tat obtained his Master of Science (Process Engineering) and Bachelor of Engineering (Chemical Engineering) from Universiti Putra Malaysia. He has in-depth experience related to Climate Change, Climate Strategy and Sustainability.
He has served various sectors, such as renewable energy, oil & gas, power, green technology and retail sectors). His expertise lay in Greenhouse Gas/ Carbon Footprinting, ISO 14064, Sustainability/ Climate-related strategy, TCFD (Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosure), ESG risk management and Sustainability Reporting.
Senior vice president, sustainability
Experienced sustainability professional and strategic planner.
Two things that Winnie does now for work: (i) Bringing to life the corporate sustainability strategy in Asia, and
(ii) evaluating how to manage the downside and opportunities of ESG.
Other fun things Winnie does, or used to do, at work - Strategic communications, sponsorship management and activation, Brand management and governance and Crisis management.
Who she is at work - Team player and Problem-solver. I see patterns and trends, and devise plans based on insights.
Who she is as a person - An avid reader who loves new experiences, the great outdoors and anything related to F&B.
All comments made here are personal and not representative of her employer.
You Leong Tan
Chief Risk Officer, Greater China
OCBC Wing Hang Bank
You Leong Tan is currently Chief Risk Officer for Greater China, at OCBC Bank, a Singapore-based financial institution group with regional presence primarily in Singapore, Malaysia, Greater China and Indonesia. He is responsible for the oversight of OCBC's risk management in China, Hong Kong, Taiwan and Macau Risk areas covered include credit risk management (wholesale and retail), market risk, liquidity risk, operational risk and information security.
You Leong has more than 20 years of banking experience, covering diverse functions including market risk, operational risk, business management, strategic management, treasury, asset-liability management and regional CRO. He holds a Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) degree from the National University of Singapore, Bachelor of Laws (Honours) degree from the University of London and Master of Business Administration (High Honours) from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business. He is a CFA, FRM and PRM charterholder.
General Manager, Wholesale Operations Planning Office
Mitsubishi UFJ Morgan Stanley Securities Co., Ltd.
Seiichi Tanaka is General Manager of Wholesale Operations and Procedures Planning Office, Mitsubishi UFJ Morgan Stanley Securities Co., Ltd.
Since 2008, Mr. Tanaka has been actively engaged in a variety of projects related to international financial regulations, including central clearing, trade reporting, margin requirements and benchmark reform.
Mr. Tanaka graduated from the School of Political Science and Economics of Waseda University in Tokyo, Japan, and is a U.S. CPA (Certified Public Accountant).
Soon Kit Tham
Enterprise Resilience Officer
An internationally recognized financial services expert, Soon Kit offers deep and wide experience accumulated over 15 years in the financial services sector. Bringing a global perspective enriched with grounded experience, he is currently Enterprise Resilience Officer at BNY Mellon assuring the firm broad business and operational resilience across multiple lines of business.
Prior to this, he was Risk Vice President of Fullerton Fund Management and Wolters Kluwer’s Asia-Pacific Risk Practice Director guiding regional risk and financial practices for its software clients. At OCBC Bank Group, Soon Kit was managing the risk of Global Treasury, Investment Banking, OCBC Securities and Bank of Singapore. He complements his expertise with international advisory experience garnered at financial software firm Misys / Finastra where he led the risk management teams to solve broader subjects of banking risk with financial firms, banks, regulators in Europe and Asia. Prior to this, Soon Kit provided consulting at Moody’s Analytics.
Recognized for his practical expertise by regional banking conferences and professional media, Soon Kit has contributed many live and case interviews to breaking news developments and industry best practice conferences.
Graduating with honors in Quantitative Finance from the National University of Singapore, he is also a certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist and an Energy Risk Professional.
Head of risk & portfolio management TF&L lending & lending risk management, APAC
Jens joined Lloyds Banking Corporate Markets in July 2019 as Chief Risk Officer for Asia, overseeing Credit, Conduct, Compliance & Operational Risk. He has over 20 years of experience in banking primarily in Risk & Portfolio Management roles. After completing his banking apprenticeship at Deutsche Bank in Germany in 1996, he started as a Relationship Manager in SME Banking before switching to a role as Credit Officer in Austria. Having transferred to London in 2002, Jens was involved in various global projects ranging from risk policies to automated sanctioning systems. In 2004, he relocated to New York to assume a position as Senior Credit Analyst covering a portfolio of Corporates and FIs in Latin America. After returning to London in 2006 to help establishing a new credit portfolio management function, Jens ultimately became Regional Head of Portfolio Management Europe, where he was responsible for credit portfolio strategy and risk appetite adherence across all asset classes.
Having subsequently worked at Royal Bank of Scotland as Senior Credit Underwriter covering Risk Solutions & Structured Derivatives CEEMEA, Jens re-joined Deutsche Bank in 2012 as Head of Risk & Portfolio Management, Transaction Banking for Asia Pacific, and relocated to Singapore.
There he was responsible to optimise balance sheet resources ensuring adequate risk & return metrics across Trade Finance, Lending and Cash Management. Jens is a CFA® charterholder and Certified FRM. He is fluent in German, English and Spanish.
Chief Risk Officer
With more than 15 years’ international experience in derivatives trading and risk management, Yves currently holds the position of country chief risk officer for MUFG Bank Singapore. Previously, he was head of the market risk department for Asia, responsible for monitoring the bank's market and funding liquidity risk, and overseeing the implementation of the latest local regulatory requirements across the region.
Prior to joining MUFG Bank, Yves worked as an interest rates options trader at Standard Chartered Bank in London, Dubai and New York, covering interest rates derivatives in various markets before joining the risk management team in Singapore. He started his career at Dexia Bank in Brussels as a derivatives structurer and holds a master's degree in business engineering from ICHEC Brussels.
Chief Risk Officer
Seasoned risk management professional and qualified actuary, with a demonstrated history in leadership positions and a decade long working experience in the life insurance industry. Skilled in enterprise risk management, operational risk management, financial planning and reporting, mergers and acquisitions, actuarial valuations, product pricing and reviews, reinsurance treaty construction and reviews, etc. Graduated from the University of Calgary, Canada with a Bachelor of Science degree (Actuarial Science) and a Bachelor of Commerce degree (accounting).
Chief Operating Officer
Ken graduated from the Yokohama National University Faculty of Business in 1996. Worked for Nippon Credit Bank, Mizuho Securities, BNP Paribas in 2000 (including BNP Paribas London Branch from 2004-2006, and JGBCC (Japan Government Bonds Clearing Corporation)’s external statutory auditor from 2010-2012.) Ken currently served as Board of Director / Chief Operating Officer, Societe Generale Securities Japan Ltd. He is also the COO of Societe Generale Tokyo Branch and Lyxor Asset Management Ltd.
Non-Executive Director & Investment Committee Member
Chief Operating Officer, Group Internal Audit
Colin is responsible for the execution and delivery of the GIA Functional strategy with the aim of building the audit practice and auditor of the future, embedding agile auditing, audit analytics, automation and continuous auditing in the function. Colin also oversees Audit Operations, including Governance, Delivery, Methodology, People and Training, Data Management, Systems, Business Intelligence, Resource Planning and Global Business Services.
Colin has about 20 years of experience in Technology Audit, Audit Transformation and Data Analytics in the Banking Industry. Externally, Colin has been involved in the establishment of the Audit Analytics Roundtable with other Banks and speaking at Audit Conferences and Universities.
In Standard Chartered Bank, Colin had previously headed Global Audit Services, Analytics and Operations and was responsible for the establishment of the Audit Function in Global Business Services and Audit Analytics globally. Colin had also been the Head of Audit for a variety of technology and operations audit portfolios including Group Digital Banking, Retail, Private Banking and Wealth Management Technology, Group Functions & Risk Technology and Third Parties Audit Teams globally. He has also worked in Technology Infrastructure, CCIB Technology and Consumer Banking Operations Audit Teams.
Prior to joining the group, Colin spent four years as a Manager in the IT Risk Advisory Services practice in KPMG Singapore where he was primarily responsible for providing IT Governance, IT security, IT audit, business process reviews, business continuity and IT advisory services for clients in the Banking and Finance industry.
Standard Chartered Bank Vietnam
Michele Wee Sung San was appointed CEO, Standard Chartered Bank (Vietnam) Ltd on 01 February 2021. After one year in the role, she successfully led the bank through an unprecedentedly challenging year due to the profound impact of the 4th wave of COVID-19 in the country.
The franchise recorded a solid financial year, its branding is on an upswing and its people are placed on a strong development agenda. Michele’s journey with Standard Chartered Bank started in 2011 when she joined Standard Chartered Bank Singapore as Managing Director, Global Head of eCommerce Sales – a decision she viewed as a big “Yes”, with Singapore, her home country, being a core market and home to the organization’s global business as well as innovation, technology and operations. In this role, she led and developed the Financial Markets’ global e-commerce business, defined, managed and implemented the eCommerce strategy across the broad spectrum of FICC (fixed income, currencies and commodities) products. Moving on to her next expanded role, Michele was Head of Financial Markets – Singapore, Australia and Brunei, taking charge of the Financial Markets business for these 3 markets, alongside with delivering the marketing governance, regulatory relationships as aligned with the Global Strategy and Country Strategy. She successfully implemented the mandate to enable organizational change and built a long term, more sustainable and forward-looking financial markets business.
Prior to Standard Chartered Bank, Michele assumed key senior Financial Markets roles with Deutsche Bank, Bloomberg LP and Astley and Pearce in Singapore from 2001 to 2011. She acquired 27 years of Global Markets experience, thriving on her strengths of strategic solutioning for business problems, managing teams and executing complex projects across business functions.
Having strong expertise for Diversity and Inclusion, Michele is passionate about bringing a renewed vigor to the whole diversity and inclusion theme in the country, saying “Diversity is a fact. Inclusion is a choice”, and “Gender should not be the barrier of development”. She believes that everyone brings a different skill set and mindset with them and they should not be afraid to make a difference. She is determined to create a truly diverse and inclusive environment where employees can bring their true selves to work, are motivated and recognised for their contributions.
As a CEO, Michele describes herself as a “servant leader” and she is a big advocate of Coaching, nurturing a coaching environment where her employees can receive critical feedbacks and timely inputs to excel in their career. She views that people are the center of the organization and highly motivated people will help the organization thrive. She often has open and honest conversations with her team members, skips hierarchy included and reiterates the organization’s purpose to all employees. She sees the success in individuals, teams and in organizational delivery as encouragement to keep her going, and the best way to share passion and energy is by doing and leading by example, which is infectious.
Group Chief Actuary
Managing Director, Group Head of Portfolio Analytics, Risk Management Group
Benjamin Wong joined DBS Bank in July 2017 as Managing Director, Head of ECL Accounting & Analytics in Group Finance, responsible for group wide implementation of IFRS9. Benjamin moved to his current role at the Risk Management Group in Oct 2018, with global responsibility for Wholesale & Retail credit risk analytics, climate change risk modelling and stress testing. Benjamin has over 25 years of international experience in London, Singapore, Hong Kong and Toronto in the areas of credit risk management, credit & market risk analytic modelling, climate change risk and stress testing.
Prior to his positions at DBS Bank, he was the Global Head of Wholesale Risk Analytics in HSBC London responsible for leading the end-to-end development, implementation and management of global analytics and modelling systems for Wholesale Credit risk used for risk management, pricing, stress testing, IFRS9 provisioning, economic capital and regulatory RWA reporting. Prior to this role he was the Asia Pacific Regional Head of Global Risk Analytics in HSBC Hong Kong. He has held similar roles before in credit risk analytics in Singapore and Toronto, though he started his banking career as management associate in credit risk management in Citibank Hong Kong.
Benjamin holds Master’s degrees in Financial Engineering and Business Administration, and the designations of Sustainability & Climate Risk (SCR) Certificate, CFA, FRM, CPA and CGA.
Tokio Marine Life Insurance Singapore
Philip Woo is the Chief Risk Officer and oversees corporate governance and risk management in Tokio Marine Life Insurance Singapore (TMLS). He has over 26 years of experience in the financial sector, and began his career at MAS before joining the insurance industry. Over the period, he has played leadership roles in Enterprise Risk Management (ERM), Business Continuity & Crisis Management, Outsourcing/Vendor Risk Management and Technology Risk Management (TRM). He currently chairs the Governance, Risk and Compliance Committee (GRCC) at TMLS, and oversees the managing of operational, financial and strategic risks in the company. In addition to risk management, Philip has a wealth of experience in strategic planning, financial technology and payment system matters.
Director, Head of Risk Management Department
Dominic has over 20 years of experience in banking, securities, asset management and consultancy. He is a qualified accountant, fraud examiner and professional risk manager and received his MBA from the University of Hull in the UK.
Dominic is often sought to speak on risk management and provides training to regulators, universities, financial institutions and professional bodies. He is the founding member of the Asia Financial Risk Think Tank and chairman of the Hong Kong Chapter of the Institute of Operational Risk (IOR).
Head of Asia ESG and Utilities Research
Head of Risk Strategies and Research
Kirsten Wymer is Head of Risk Strategies and Research at BT Investment Solutions (BTIS), specialising in risk allocation, member analysis and asset allocation modelling techniques for multi-asset portfolios. Kirsten is a published author with papers appearing in 'The Journal of Retirement' among others. Prior to joining BTIS, she spent 15 years as a sell-side derivatives trader and quantitative researcher in a career spanning electricity, rates and equities asset classes.
In addition to quantitative research and modelling for BTIS, Kirsten’s team also manages 10bln in cash and fixed income on behalf of BT – part of the Westpac Group.
Chief Risk Officer
Standard Chartered Bank
Japan head of futures, clearing and FX prime brokerage
Citigroup Global Markets Japan Inc.
Shun Yanagisawa is a Director and the Japan Head of Futures, Clearing and FX Prime Brokerage, which sits within the Markets at Citigroup Global Markets Japan Inc.
In this capacity, he is responsible for managing Futures, OTC Clearing and FX Prime Brokerage business.
Prior to joining Citi, Yanagisawa was responsible for sales and marketing at JPMorgan in Japan for over 11 years.
Approx. 20 years industry experience, Yanagisawa regularly participates in public roundtables and serves for multiple industry groups and help advocate stability for the clearing system in derivatives. Shun is the elected board member, Vice President, ExCo and chairman of Operations committee of FIA Japan, interest rate swap steering committee at JSCC, Wholesale market steering committee of TFX, advisory board member of Risk.net ASIA and several working groups member of ISDA. Shun holds an M.B.A. from the University of Wales.
Executive director, head of regulatory affairs for Japan and APAC
Morgan Stanley MUFG Securities
Shinichi Yoshiya is Head of Regulatory Affairs for Japan and APAC in the Legal Division of Morgan Stanley. Mr. Yoshiya covers a broad range of complex cross-border financial regulatory matters and transactions for Morgan Stanley’s Japan and Asia Pacific region including ESG, OTC derivatives regulations of Japan, U.S. and EU, the Volcker Rule, Resolution Stay, MiFID2, Brexit, LIBOR and Basel 3 capital rules. Prior to joining Morgan Stanley, Mr. Yoshiya was an attorney at Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP advising on financial regulatory matters. Mr. Yoshiya has held academic appointments at Duke University Law School as Visiting Professor and currently teaches global financial regulations at Meiji University Law School. Duke University, Law School (LL.M.), Aoyama Gakuin University, Business School (M.B.A.), Sophia University (LL.B.). Mr. Yoshiya is admitted to the bar of the state of New York.
Head of Regulatory Enablement and Delivery
National Australia Bank
With over a decade of international risk management and regulatory compliance experience, Gloria is a risk management evangelist who believes having inclusive and diverse leadership is the cornerstone for effective risk management, innovation and good corporate governance. Being a citizen of the world, Gloria is a bridge builder in her personal and professional life, bringing curiosity, integrity, and intelligence to her numerous ventures.
Before moving to Australia with NAB, she held various advisory and management positions with Asia Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association’s Compliance Committee, NAB Asia, JP Morgan Chase, Santander and China Merchants Bank. Gloria obtained her law degree from the University of Hong Kong and is a certified professional practitioner and fellow member of the International Compliance Association.
Gloria is privileged to serve in NAB’s Cultural Inclusion Committee which drives strategic initiatives to harness the power of cultural inclusion in leadership roles. Also serving as a member of the Women in Banking and Finance Vic Leadership Committee, Gloria targets to grow the talent pipeline of professional women and develops initiatives to amplify the voice of women of all backgrounds.
Chief Risk Officer
Ping An OneConnect Bank
Chief operating officer
Jakub Zalio has more than 20 years’ experience in Banking and Consumer Finance. He is currently Chief Operations Officer in UBank - the first fully digital bank in Vietnam. Before he joined UBank, he was a Project director for APAC in Codix - a unique software solution for Consumer Finance, Debt Collections, Supply chain finance and Commercial finance. Between 2016 - 2019 he was Country Manager at APS Vietnam, a distressed debt servicer and advisor. Between 2000 and 2016 he worked in different Risk management and Operations roles on local and global level in Europe and Asia for GE Capital, Home Credit, KBC Bank and Techcombank.