Advisory board

Advisory board

Our expert line-up of advisory board members have informed and endorsed the Asia Risk Congress 2021 agenda. Here is our complete 2021 advisory board lineup:

Dickenson Africa

Deputy Chief Risk and Compliance Officer

Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas

Mr. Dickenson Africa is a governance, audit, controls, risk and business continuity management professional with more than 20 years experience in the financial, compliance, operations, and information systems audit and assurance of financial institutions. He has vast experience in assessing the quality and effectiveness of risk management system/process, IT governance and controls, information security, and business continuity management systems. He is currently the Head of the Business Continuity Management Group of the Risk and Compliance Office at the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas. He also serves as the Director for Knowledge and a member of the Board of Trustees of ISACA Manila Chapter. Mr. Africa occasionally serves as a resource speaker for IT governance, audit, controls, risk management and business continuity management for both government and private entities, including domestic and international organizations. Mr. Africa obtained his professional education on Crisis Management and Business Continuity Management at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He is a Certified Public Accountant, Certified Information Systems Auditor, Master of Business Administration, Certified Business Continuity Lead Auditor, and a Certified Data Privacy Practitioner.

Shigeyuki Akita

Managing Director, Money Laundering Control Office, Compliance Control Department

Daiwa Securities Group Inc.

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Henrik Andersson

Chief Investment Officer

Apollo Capital

Henrik is the co-founder and CIO of Apollo Capital, Australia’s premier crypto fund. Henrik has over 17 years of experience in global financial markets, with almost a decade on Wall Street. Henrik has extensive experience across three continents as a quantitative analyst, senior research analyst and in institutional equity sales. Henrik holds a Master of Science in engineering physics from the Royal Institute of Technology (KTH) and a Master of Science in business administration and economics from Stockholm University. He is a CFA charterholder.

Patrick Ashkettle

Chief Risk Officer

Bank Australia

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Pratan Atcharawan

First Vice President, Head of Central Treasury Department

KASIKORNBANK

I have been working for KBank more than 18 years. My first career is fixed income and derivative trader for 5 years. After that I have moved to manage baking book both fixed income FX and money market including Fund Transfer Pricing (FTP).

Mohammad Azam

Group Chief Risk Officer

SME Bank

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.
 

Scott Barker

Head of Investment Risk & Execution Oversight

IFM Investors

Maria Fatima Barlaan

Chief Compliance and Risk Officer

Sun Savings Bank, Inc

Jessica Bartlett

Global Head of Financial Crime Legal

Barclays

Jessica Bartlett is the Director of Financial Crime Legal – APAC at Barclays and is based in Hong Kong.  Jessica advises compliance and legal teams, business lines and senior management across the APAC region on financial crime issues including economic sanctions, export controls, anti-money laundering, fraud, and anti-corruption.   


Jessica relocated from New York to Hong Kong in 2015.  Before joining Barclays in 2018, Jessica was an associate with Shearman & Sterling LLP and Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer.  Jessica clerked for the Honorable Sidney H. Stein, District Judge for the Southern District of New York.  Jessica holds a Juris Doctor from the University of Illinois, Master of Arts in Philosophy from Brandeis University, and two Bachelors of Arts degrees in Art History and Political Science from Southern Methodist University.  Jessica is Chairman of the Board of Governors for the American Chamber of Commerce Hong Kong. 

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Michael Blayney

Head of Multi Asset

Pendal Group

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.

Welcome Chan

Head of Technology Risk Management

Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (Asia) Limited (ICBC (Asia))

Welcome Chan is the Head of Technology Risk Management of the Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (Asia) Limited (ICBC(Asia)).  With his capacity, he is responsible for ensuring the ICBC(Asia)’s information security policies, technology risk matters to ensure the adherence of regulatory and compliance requirements.  He also plays a key role on information and cyber security risk matters of the bank and provides security advises to businesses, projects, IT infrastructure and application reviews to alleviate the potential security risks.  Prior to joining the ICBC(Asia), he was the Security Manager of CMB Wing Lung Bank, Assistant Vice President of IT Security of China CITIC Bank International, the Information Security Manager of Bank of Communications, Hong Kong Branch, and had held different IT audit management and Security roles of listed companies and manufacturing enterprises.

Welcome holds an MBA degree from the Hong Kong University of Science Technology (HKUST), and a Bachelor Degree of Electronic and Communications Engineering from The University of Hong Kong.  Welcome is also a qualification holder of CISA, CISM, CISSP, CSSLP, CGEIT, CRISC, CCNP, CREST CPSA, CRT and IRCA ISO27001 ISMS Lead Auditor.

Calvin Cheng

Managing Director, Head of Technology

Eastwest Bank

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Andrew Chin

Chief Risk Officer and Head of Quantitative Research

AllianceBernstein

Andrew Y. Chin is the Chief Risk Officer and Head of Quantitative Research for AB. As the Chief Risk Officer, Chin oversees all aspects of risk management to ensure that the risks being taken are well understood and appropriately managed.  In the Quantitative Research role, he is responsible for the firm’s data science strategy and for optimizing the quantitative research infrastructure, tools and resources across the firm’s investing platforms. He joined the firm in 1997 and held various quantitative research roles in New York and London.  In 2004, Chin became a senior portfolio manager for Style Blend Equities. In 2005, he was named director of Quantitative Research for Value Equities. Prior to joining the firm, Chin was a project manager and business analyst in Global Investment Management at Bankers Trust from 1994 to 1997.

Chin teaches in the School of Operations Research and Information Engineering (Master of Financial Engineering Program) at Cornell University.  He also leads teams of students on capstone projects utilizing quantitative and data science skills to address investment issues.

Chin earned a BA and an MBA from Cornell University.

Dakshinamurti Chirravuri

Group Head of Operational Risk

Bank ABC

David Clarke

Executive CRO - Corporate and Institutional

National Australia Bank

Francis Choi

Head of AML

Ping An OneConnect Bank (HK) Ltd

Francis is the Head of Financial Crime Compliance of PAOBank with 23 years of experience working in Finance Crime Compliance, Anti-money laundering and Fraud investigation fields of insurers and banks across Asia Pacific. Francis specializes in Cross-border and complex fraud investigation, AML Investigation and FCC process optimization, and big data analysis application.

Shih-ya Chong

Regional Head of Market and Enterprise Risk Management

Credit Suisse

Pachaneeya Chongsatja

Citi Treasury Head

Citi Thailand

Orla Cowan

Chief Risk Officer

ClearView Wealth

ClearView appointed Orla Cowan as Chief Risk Officer in September 2019.

Orla’s experience spans 20 years across notable financial institutions like BlackRock Australia, Challenger Financial Services Group , Zurich Capital Markets and most recently, ANZ Global Wealth, where she spent five years as Head of CIO Governance.  At ANZ her responsibilities included the development, implementation and monitoring of the CIO operational risk and compliance plan, and fiduciary reporting to the Board.  Prior to ANZ she spent four years at BlackRock as Director – Country Head of Compliance where optimising cross-functional abilities was a key focus.  Taken together, her experience ensures a proven track record in risk management, compliance and governance.

Karla Angelleen Dalisay-Menorca

Chief Risk Officer

Chang Hwa Commercial Bank

10 years experience in banking, with focus on enterprise risk management, stress testing, and risk-based capital adequacy assessment. Graduated with a Bachelor of Science and Master in Applied Mathematics major in Mathematical Finance from Ateneo de Manila University. Worked several years with HSBC - - both in its Philippine and Hong Kong offices, followed by a few years as Planning and Risk Officer for Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation - Manila Branch. Now serving as the Chief Risk Officer of a Taiwanese bank in the Philippines. Currently residing in Metro Manila with husband and son.

Lea Halili De Leon

Chief Credit Risk Officer

Bank of Makati

Lea Halili-De Leon has more than 10 years work experience in Risk Management. She is currently the OIC of the Risk Management Group and Chief Credit Risk Officer/Credit Risk Management Head at Bank of Makati.

Her risk management career started when she joined BPI Family Savings Bank which is the largest Thrift Bank in the Philippines as Risk Officer. She eventually joined Development Bank of the Philippines as Credit Risk Review Manager and later held the role of Chief Risk Officer/Risk Management Head at ORIX Metro Leasing and Finance Corporation.
Lea is presently a Council Member of Gerson Lerhman Group (GLG), Inc. and handled projects which includes:

  • Leasing and Finance
  • Credit in the Philippines
  • Quasi Banking

Her stint with AIG Philam Savings Bank, Inc as Credit Quality Control Officer and at China Banking Corporation as Credit Review Officer prepared her to take the role in risk management. Lea completed a Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) degree from Ateneo Graduate School of Business, in 2008. Additionally, Lea received a Bachelor of Science (BS) in Marketing/Marketing Management, General, in 1998, from De La Salle University.

Antoine Delterme

Chief Risk Officer

UBS Australia and New Zealand

Antoine is the Head of Market Risk for UBS Australia and New Zealand since 2016 and was appointed Chief Risk Officer in 2019.

Prior to joining UBS, Antoine held numerous senior risk and trader roles across the APAC region, specializing in equity derivatives trading.

Antoine has over 20 years of risk and trading management experience in the financial services industry in Asia-Pacific markets.

Benjamin Deng

Group Chief Investment Officer

China Pacific Insurance (Group) Ltd.

Mr. Benjamin Deng is Group Chief Investment Officer of China Pacific Insurance (Group) Ltd. and Chief Investment Officer of China Pacific Insurance Hong Kong Ltd. He also serves as a Board Member of four CPIC subsidiaries, CPIC Life, CPIC Asset Management, CPIC Capital, and Pacific Health Insurance. He is Vice Chairman of the Investment Research Committee and Vice Chairman of the Asset-Liability Management Committee of the Insurance Asset Management Association of China (IAMAC).

Before joining CPIC, Mr. Deng spent eighteen years with AIG in New York and later AIA in Hong Kong. His latest position at AIA Group was Head of Group Investment Solutions & Derivatives.  He was the main architect for AIA’s Strategic Asset Allocation, multi-asset investment strategies, ALM solutions, derivatives strategies, and investment quantitative analysis.  Before this position, he took various senior positions including AIA’s Head of Group Investment Derivatives & Analytics, AIA’s Head of Group Market Risk Management, and AIG’s Head of ERM Middle Office.

Mr. Deng is an Adjunct Professor at the Business School of City University of Hong Kong. He also taught Financial Risk Management at Baruch College of the City University of New York. He graduated from Baruch College with MBA in Finance and MS in Quantitative Method & Modelling, and the University of International Business & Economics (UIBE) with a Bachelor’s degree in International Business.

Setio Anggoro Dewo

Director & Chief Financial Officer

PT TRAKINDO UTAMA

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Emile Dunand

Head of Risk Management Asia

Pictet Group

Angela Feeney

Manager of Exposure Management

AustralianSuper

Kevin Gin

Principal

Alpha Capital

Kevin focuses on valuation anomalies and believes in detailed research and analysis and works with a group of like minded professionals within his investment ecosystem that lead up to investment decisions. Kevin was a volunteer with CFAS - UIRC, an advisor to CFA Institute China-India strategy team and was a Board Member of CFA Singapore and Secretary. Kevin has spoken for CFAI across the region (Mumbai, Delhi, Kolkata, Pune, Chennai, Hyderabad, Shanghai, Shenzhen, Guangzhou, Singapore, Manila, Bangkok, HCMC, Hanoi) and has conducted lectures in Beijing Normal University, Zhongshan University-Lingnan College, National University of Singapore, HKUSpace and the Wealth Management Institute. Kevin is also a member of the Monetary Authority of Singapore - Commercial Affairs Department Panel of Experts on Securities Offenses and also serves as a senior advisor to GoDigitalediaGroup, a leading media company focused on intellectual property rights management. GDMG is transforming how music networks and brands.

Kevin brings with him more than 30 years of investment experience and was the Head of Greater China Property Research with Yuanta Securities (Hong Kong) with responsibilities ranging from research coverage and analysis, marketing, assisting in primary and secondary equity issues, PE and funds. Prior to Yuanta, Kevin was the SVP with Pacific Star Financial (a subsidiary of Pacific Star Group) and was engaged in fund creation, structuring, documentation, marketing, fund raising and investment. Kevin was also the Chief Operating Officer of CITIC Securities (formerly known as CITIC Frontier China Research), Managing Director of Matrix Venture Capital, Director of Matrix Venture Catalyst, Director of Kleinwort Benson Securities Asia, Head of Regional Property and Singapore Country research. Prior to his senior management appointments, Kevin was a regional special situations analyst with Barclays de Zoette Wedd, a quantitative analyst with BZW Australia (both part of Credit Suisse), Assistant Manager (FX) with Chase Manhattan Bank Singapore and a Japanese equity salesman with Nikko Merchant Bank Singapore.

Kevin graduated with an MBA from New York Stern School of Business/Australian Graduate School of Management in 1992 and a Bachelor of Engineering (Civil, Hon's) from the University of Melbourne in 1986. Kevin was awarded the Australian Post Graduate Scholarship Award and an AGSM scholarship and was conferred the Chartered Financial Analyst charter in 1992.

Chandra Bhal Goswami

Chief Risk Officer

HSBC

Chandra Bhal (CB) is an experienced banking professional with initial grounding in frontline business, significant exposure in risk management across various Financial & Non-Financial risk types, different sectors and industry segments viz infrastructure, large corporates, multinationals & MSME and retail, with demonstrable track record of delivering in challenging business environments. CB has successfully worked upon against several projects for change management, process optimization, streamlining and efficiency to improve customer experience.

Currently CB is the Chief Risk Officer and an Exco member with HSBC Philippines, where he is responsible for end to end risk management of the franchise, risk policy & governance, stewarding country risk profile while helping to shape strategy within risk appetite and ensuring safe execution of business plans by the franchise and business lines.

Prior to this role, CB was into a global leadership role to manage multidisciplinary teams comprising roughly 350+ professionals across Wholesale Credit Risk, Traded Credit & Market Risk, Portfolio Analytics, Risk Transformation (Change Management) functions. The teams were spread across multiple locations supporting several countries in Asia-Pacific, Middle East, Europe and US.

CB is a post graduate in Economics and completed his PG diploma in Business Management with Indian Institute of Management Calcutta, India. He likes to travel, read and watch television in leisure.
 

Sanjay Guglani

Founder & Chief Investment Officer

Silverdale

Sanjay is Founder and CIO of Silverdale Funds, managing over a billion dollars in Silverdale Fund VCC (Singapore) and Silverdale Fund SPC (Cayman). His awards-winning Silverdale Bond Fund has returned over 7% compound return over past decade.

Sanjay has presented papers at several forums, including the United Nations (UNCTAD). He is a highly sought after guest lecturer at various Business Schools such as Singapore Management University (SMU), National University of Singapore (NUS) and Nanyang Technological University (NTU).

Earlier, as Founder-Managing Director of Silverdale UK, his firm channelized over US$ 4 billion of investments in emerging markets, including in joint venture with Goldman Sachs, Lehman Bros, and Morgan Stanley.

By qualification, Sanjay is a Chartered Accountant, Management Accountant, Company Secretary, and Sloan Fellow of Management from London Business School (as British Chevening Scholar).

Shuichi Hayashida

Head of Japan & Vice Head of Southeast Asia

World Bank Group, MIGA

Shuichi Hayashida is Head of Japan and Head of Southeast Asia for the Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency (MIGA), the political risk insurance and credit enhancement arm of the World Bank Group.

Hayashida works out of Tokyo office to further the World Bank Group’s mission of ending extreme poverty and boosting shared prosperity through collaboration with Japanese investors and their partners. To that end, MIGA supports investments in regions where capital is most scarce. MIGA is now the leading political risk insurance provider in fragile and conflict affected countries.

Previously he worked for MUFG Bank (formerly The Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ) out of Singapore, London, Tokyo with focus on project finance transactions in his capacity as both financial advisor and lender covering energy sector globally. He also worked on large scale-acquisitions, merger and divestment projects in Asia.

Hayashida has a Master of Laws from University of London, Master of Science in Finance from the Kelley School of Business, Indiana University. He is also a US-certified CPA and a Japanese CMA (chartered member of the Security Analysts Association of Japan).

Susumu Higaki

Director, Head of XVA quant modelling

MUFG Bank

Susumu Higaki is Head of XVA quant modelling at MUFG Bank and managing global XVA quant group including two securities firms in London & Tokyo. Prior to the current role, he worked as rates exotics & credit derivatives quant and was heavily involved in the industry initiative to develop the SIMM for the Uncleared Margin Rule. He has Bachelor’s & Master’s degrees in physics from Kyoto University.

John Zizhuo Huang

Chief Investment Officer

LiZen Asset Management

Donovan Hutchinson

Head of Business Controls and Monitoring

Westpac

Donovan leads the Risk and Compliance team for Westpac’s insurance entities, including Life Insurance, General Insurance, and Lenders Mortgage Insurance.  He is responsible for overseeing all risks faced by these entities, both financial and non-financial.  A big part of Donovan’s role is working with key stakeholders, including the Board and regulators, in making sense of the risks faced by these entities in increasingly “VUCA” (Volatile, Uncertain, Complex and Ambiguous) times.  Donovan previously led risk and compliance teams at the Commonwealth Bank, and his career spans a variety of roles in superannuation, banking, and regulation. 

Loan Huynh

Head of Treasury

CIMB Bank

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Tatsuo Ichikawa

Managing Director, CIO Office Quants Team

Japan Post Bank

Kouhei Iinuma

Section Head, Group Integrated Risk Management Division

Shinsei Bank

I am Section Head 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.

 

Shinobu Imamura

General Manager, Risk Management Department

Sompo Holdings, Inc.

Mr. Shinobu Imamura is General Manager of Risk Management Department of Sompo Holdings, Inc. He assumed the role in April 2021 and has been responsible for overall risk management of Sompo Group. He is responsible for managing whole spectrum of risks around the complex business portfolio of Sompo Group by making robust Enterprise Risk Management framework.

Prior to his current position, he has been engaged in building the ERM framework of Sompo Group since 2011 and led the development of Group’s Risk Appetite Framework and Risk Control System. In 2018, he contributed to the company obtaining the “Strong” ERM assessment from S&P, the highest rating for an insurance company in Japan.

His prior responsibilities also include Financial Guarantee Division (2006 to 2011), Bond management Division (2004 to 2006), Credit Division (2000 to 2004) and Retail sales Department (1995 to 2000) of Sompo Japan Insurance, Inc.

He has a BA of economic at Nagoya University (1995).

Khadijah Iskandar

Chief Risk Officer

Agrobank

Ahmad Nazri Ismail

Chief Risk Officer

RHB Islamic Bank

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Shinichiro Itozaki

Senior Manager

MITSUBISHI UFJ MORGAN STANLEY SECURITIES Co. Ltd.

Dr. Shinichiro Itozaki is a Senior Manager of Financial Engineering Division at Mitsubishi UFJ Morgan Stanley Securities Co. Ltd. Dr. Itozaki is responsible for planning and quantitative research of XVA, ISDA SIMM, interest rate benchmark reform, and OTC derivatives market reform in general. Dr. Itozaki received a Ph. D. in Mathematical Sciences from the University of Tokyo.

Manish Jayswal

Head of Risk Management, Consumer & Business Banking

Westpac Group

Manish Jayswal is a senior risk executive at Westpac Banking Corporation. Currently at Westpac, Manish is responsible for the oversight of consumer risk portfolio Insights across both financial and non-financial risk. In prior roles at Westpac and Commonwealth Bank of Australia, Manish has spent extensive time in the area of Credit Risk (Institutional and Retail), Balance Sheet Management, Treasury and Capital Allocation.

Prior to moving to Australia in 2012, Manish has held several global senior risk management roles, notably with Fannie Mae in Washington DC during the peak of Global Financial Crisis, Government of Singapore Investment Corporation and GE Capital. Over this time Manish designed and implemented several risk management frameworks such as Risk Appetite, Early Warning, Economic Capital framework, Stress Testing, Loss Allowance Modelling, Home Price Forecasting to name few. Manish is passionate about the role risk management play in managing community expectations.

Manish holds Bachelor in Commerce (Hons), Masters in Business Administration (Finance) and Masters in Risk Management and is also a Member of Australian Institute of Company Directors (MAICD).

 

Sotaro Kato

Chief Risk Officer

Nomura

Sotaro Kato is Executive Managing Director and Chief Risk Officer at Nomura Holdings, Inc.

Mr. Kato served as Co-CRO for Nomura Holdings, Inc. and CRO for Nomura Holdings America between 2016 and 2020.

He was the Head of Group Risk Management for Nomura Holdings, Inc. from 2014 to 2016. Prior to that, Mr. Kato managed
various sales and trading activities for Global Markets in both Japan and in the Americas.

Before joining Nomura in 2002, Mr. Kato served in various roles at the Bank of Japan for 10 years and his final assignment
was a chief trader for the Open Market Operations desk.

Mr. Kato graduated from the University of Tokyo in 1992 and earned MBA from the University of Chicago in 1998.

Eriko Kawano

Chief Manager, Legal Department & Securities Operations Department

Nippon Life Insurance Company

Professional Career     :

2010: Joined Nippon Life Insurance Company: Assistant Manager, Legal Department

2015: Vice President, Nippon Life Asia Pacific Reginal H.Q. (Singapore) (Seconded)

2018: Manager, Structured Finance Department

2020: Manager, Legal Department

2021: Chief Manager, Legal Department & Securities Operations Department

Certificate: Attorney at Law (Admitted in Japan, 2009)

Darren Kim

Regional Chief Risk Officer & Regional Chief Credit Officer, Greater China & North Asia

Standard Chartered Bank

Darren Kim is the Regional Chief Risk Officer & Regional Chief Credit Officer, Greater China and North Asia. 

He first joined Standard Chartered in February 2014 as Head of Corporate Institutional and Commercial Risk of Standard Chartered Bank. In November 2015, he started double-hatting as Chief Credit Officer of Corporate Institutional and Commercial Risk in Korea and SCB Tokyo Branch & Chief Risk Officer of Standard Chartered Bank Korea.

Darren started his career in GE capital before moving on to Bank of America where he took various credit and market risk roles. He later moved to Hong Kong to join Merrill Lynch as Regional Credit Officer before becoming the Head of Risk Management Asia / Oceania ex-Japan at Daiwa. He is well-versed across different risk disciplines with extensive experience in credit analysis.

He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from the University of Connecticut and an MBA from Fordham University in New York.

Darren is married with two daughters.  His favourite pastime activity is golfing.

Dmytro Kolechko

Chief Risk Officer

VP Bank

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).

Ankit Khandelwal

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.

Alan Koay

Head of Investment

Etiqa Singapore

Thomas Kok

Head of Group Tech, Info & Cyber Risk

OCBC Bank

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.

Joydeep Lahiri

ASEAN Head and Director | Operational Risk Management

Citibank

KF Lam

Chief Compliance Officer

Airstar Bank

K. F. is the Chief Compliance Officer of Airstar Bank, one of the eight licensed virtual banks in Hong Kong. He has 20+ years of financial crime compliance, regulatory compliance and internal audit experiences in various Asian / HK-based banking groups.

K. F. is a Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist, Certified Information Systems Auditor, a Certified Internal Auditor, CPA (HK) and FCCA and holds master’s degrees in Computing and Business and bachelor’s degrees in Laws and Accountancy.

K.F. is a trainer for the Hong Kong Institute of Bankers’ Enhanced Competency Framework on Anti-Money Laundering and Counter-Financing of Terrorism training programme.

Peter Lam

Head of Risk Oversight and Risk Transformation

Bank of East Asia

Peter Lam is Head of Risk Oversight and Risk Transformation for The Bank of East Asia, based in Hong Kong. He is responsible for the implementation of Enterprise Risk Management framework, risk oversight, ESG and climate change risk and other risk transformation initatives of the bank group. Peter brings with him international best practices in Risk Management having spent more than 20 years working with major financial institutions in Australia, UK, Europe, Asia, Hong Kong and China. Peter specialize in banking and has a diversified experiences in risk and regulations from assisting organisations to establish sound risk management frameworks and regulatory compliance. Prior to joining BEA, Peter was the Regional head of Risk Appetite and Governance for HSBC, based in Hong Kong. As a former partner of Big Four accounting and advisory firm, Peter has led major risk transformation and consulting projects across the region.

Azlinaton Saadiah Abdul Latiff

Vice President, Head of Operational Risk

Al Rajhi Bank

Nathan Lau

Head of Operational Risk

DBS Bank

Nathan is currently the Head of Operational Risk Management in DBS Bank Hong Kong Ltd. taking a leadership role in driving an effective and efficient operational risk management program across the Bank, promoting the safety and soundness of the Bank’s operating environment.  He has been working in the financial services and management consulting industry for over 20 years and has held senior roles in both risk management and technology delivery in Hong Kong and Australia.  Nathan has and continues to be actively engaged in information technology industry developments and adoption affecting the risk management landscape.  Nathan holds an Executive Master of Business Administration (EMBA) from Australian Graduate School of Management.

Esme Law

Chief Financial Officer

Maruhan Japan Bank Lao

Jesse Liew

Chief Investment Officer

Principal Asset Management Berhad

Jessie brings along with him more than 17 years of fund management experience primarily in the fixed income and Sukuk capabilities. Prior to joining us, he was Executive Director and Head of Global Sukuk Investments in BNP Paribas Investment Partners Najman Sdn Bhd. Jesse holds a Bachelor Degree in Business Administration majoring in international Business from Helsinki School of Economics and Business Administration, Finland.

Maya Lim

Chief Risk Officer

ANZ

Damian Lillicrap

Head of Investment Strategy

QSuper

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

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Patrick Liu

Chief Information Security Officer

Fusion Bank

Patrick Liu has more than 20 years of IT and Security experience including security operation, risk and control and IT audit within top tier financial institutions. As an experience 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. Patrick is currently the CISO of Fusion Bank. He was awarded the Hong Kong Cyber Security Professionals Awards in 2017 in recognition of his commitment in the cyber security field.

Patrick Liu acquired several professional certifications including CISSP, CISSP-ISSAP, CISA, CGEIT, CRISC, CIA and ABCP.

Alexandre Lotfi

Chief Risk Officer

Bank of Singapore

Steven Low Weng Haw

Group Chief Risk Officer

Affin Bank Berhad

Mr. Steven Low Weng Haw was appointed as Group Chief Risk Officer on 1 September 2019.

Mr. Steven is responsible for directing and implementing the Bank’s risk management programs, policies and procedures. He is also entrusted to oversee the Bank’s governance and strategy for risk management and compliance, including relationships with key regulators and supervisory institutions.

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.

Adam McAnalen

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.

Vishal Mehta

Head of Global Audit - Asia Pacific

Heineken International

Vishal Mehta, based in Singapore, is Heineken’s Head of Global Audit for Asia Pacific. He has deep expertise in audit and risk management in the consumer goods and life sciences sectors. In his career spanning 3 decades he has focused on maximizing the effectiveness of assurance provided by corporate audit and strengthening the second and third lines of defense within organizations.

“The vantage point provided by audit (or risk) helps me connect the dots for my stakeholders and thereby enable impactful remediation of processes and controls. And the access to different people and processes that comes with the job energizes my day.”

Before joining Heineken, Vishal most recently held the roles of Regional Head of Audit and Director Strategic Risk Management for General Motors’ International Operations. Prior to that he was a Director at KPMG US and Partner at KPMG India providing clients in the pharmaceutical, consumer and industrial goods, and insurance sectors internal audit, risk, and compliance services. Vishal began his career at Arthur Andersen in the audit and business consulting group in India.

Vishal has a Bachelor of Commerce with honors from the Shri Ram College of Commerce of Delhi University and is a Chartered Accountant at the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India. He is also a Certified Public Accountant and Certified Internal Auditor. Vishal is passionate about films (the craft) and enjoys cooking his childhood favorites for his family, as well as swimming and watching films with his daughters.

Karim Mrani-Alaoui

Chief Investment Officer

Single Family Office

Karim Mrani-Alaoui is the Chief Investment Officer of a Single Family Office headquartered in Singapore. Karim started his career at BNP Paribas in Paris before moving to Singapore to join Societe Generale, where he held successive investment responsibilities in the Private Banking and Asset management arms of the Group: Portfolio Manager, Product Manager and Specialist for Asian equity funds, Investment Counsellor for Ultra High Net Worth Individuals, heading the funds and hedge funds business in Asia ex Japan. He left Societe Generale to set up the investment operations of the Family Office and has been running them since 2013.

Karim graduated from the Ecole Superieure de Commerce de Paris (ESCP Europe), with a Master’s degree in Finance. He is a CFA Charterholder, as well as a CAIA Charterholder.

Anzar Mulyantoro

Bank Mandiri

Head of AML Advisory Department

Educations: 
• 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

Work experiences: 
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”.

George Mussalli

Chief Investment Officer

Panagora Asset Management

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Vasyl Nair

Group Chief Executive Officer

Mine Superannuation Fund

Mine Superannuation Fund (Mine Super) is a profit to members, public offer super fund dedicated to serving the retirement needs of all Australians. Its enduring purpose is to deliver an exceptional retirement for members which achieves peace of mind along the way. Mine Super employs 200 staff and manages over $12.5 billion in funds for approximately 55,000 members. In addition to superannuation and pension products, Mine Super offers its members insurance and access to financial advice.


Vasyl Nair is the Group Chief Executive Officer of Mine Super (prior to this, Vasyl was employed with Mine Super in the roles of Deputy Chief Executive Officer, Chief Risk Officer and Chief Strategy Officer). Vasyl has a background in law and corporate finance, having also held roles across operations, strategy, marketing and risk related functions at some of Australia’s largest financial services institutions (including Westpac Banking Corporation and the Commonwealth Bank). Vasyl holds a Bachelor of Laws (Hon), Bachelor of Commerce, Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice and an Executive Master of Business Administration. He is admitted to the Supreme Court of NSW as a solicitor, is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and has achieved a Certificate of Business Excellence from the Haas School of Business, U.C. Berkeley. He is also a director of Recreo Financial, an Australian financial technology company, specialising in superannuation and investment administration.

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Andrew Ng

Group Executive, Managing Director and Head of Treasury and Markets

DBS

Mr Andrew Ng is Group Executive of DBS & Head of Treasury and Markets. He joined DBS in 2000 and was named Managing Director and Regional Head of Trading in 2005.

Since 2006, Andrew has been instrumental in leading DBS Treasury and Market’s expansion in the region. In addition, he helped build a pan-Asia trading platform on different asset classes and established a region-wide local currencies derivative capability for the bank. He has also expanded DBS’ capabilities in generic and exotic derivatives.

Andrew has worked in the treasury business for over 32 years. Prior to joining DBS, he was Executive Director at Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce from 1995 to 1999. In that role, he set up CIBC’s trading platform and derivative capabilities on Asian currencies. Between 1986 and 1995, Andrew was Head of North Asia Trading and Treasurer of Chase Manhattan Bank in Taipei.

 

David Ng

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.

Diep Anh Nguyen

Chief Financial Officer

ABBank

Vicki Noblett

Regional Head, Regulatory Management Group & Regulatory Policy and Advocacy, Asia Pacific

Deutsche Bank

Vicki Noblett is Head of Regulatory Affairs and Regulatory Advocacy in APAC, working closely with regional and global stakeholders across the bank and externally on key regulatory matters.

Vicki relocated to Hong Kong in July 2012 to set up the APAC policy and advocacy function, and then established the Regulatory Management Group in late 2015 to support supervisory engagement across the region. She has been responsible for the combined areas from mid-2018. She joined DB in July 2010 in London, primarily focused on advocacy relating to prudential and crisis management policy reforms. Prior to this, she was a regulator in the UK for nine years in roles spanning policy development and implementation, international coordination, supervision and regulatory strategy.

Ignacio Ohno

Chief Risk Officer

Credit Suisse

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.

Bill Pang

Chief Investment Officer

Divergent Asset Management

Mr. Pang is the founder and CIO of Divergent Asset Management, and is responsible for overseeing all aspects of our investment, operational, and developmental efforts. Previously, he was a head portfolio manager at Millennium Management and led an investment team of 4, trading a billion dollar portfolio focused on global index rebalance and corporate events. Prior to that, he worked in various trading and investment roles at Bridgewater Associates and Goldman Sachs. In 2020, Bill became the youngest honoree on Fortune magazine's 40 Under 40 in Finance.

Bill holds a B.S.E. in Electrical Engineering from Princeton University. He serves on the board of Eduvision International, a NY based non-profit, and has donated millions to charitable causes in the city.

Matthew Peter

Chief Economist

QIC

Matthew is Chief Economist for QIC, one of Australia’s largest institutional funds managers, where he oversees global economic forecasting and research.

Matthew previously worked with fund manager TGM, where he headed the economic and financial-market forecasting team.

Prior to joining TGM, Matthew was Senior Research Fellow at Monash University. Here, he led the development of a regional model of the Australian economy. This model is widely used by Federal and State Government agencies and by most large consultancy firms.

Matthew and his team are among Australia’s top forecasters as ranked by Bloomberg. He is president of the Queensland Economic and Finance Council. Matthew is also an American Chamber of Commerce Governor and CEDA trustee Matthew is a frequent commentator in the press and at industry forums and has 20 years of economic modelling experience in both industry and academia.

Matthew holds a PhD in economics from Monash University.

John Place

Director, Head of Credit Risk Japan

Barclays

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.

Amador Racpan

Chief Risk Officer

Agribusiness Rural Bank, Inc.

Raghupathi Rao

Global Head of IA & Risk

TATA Consumer Products

Raghu is the Global Head of Internal Audit and Enterprise Risk functions at Tata Consumer Products Group, with significant presence in Tea, Coffee, Waters and food categories.

He is the former Head of Internal Audit Services of JAPFA Ltd, a Agri-food major listed in Singapore stock exchange with over USD 5 billion in net revenues. Its largest subsidiary is listed in the Jakarta stock exchange.  

Prior to his stint with JAPFA, he was with Danone Risk, Controls & IA (>USD 25 billion in net sales) managing the Singapore IA department (“world class” European IA federation), that covered 50 countries, in foods, beverages & medical nutrition (pharma) businesses. He later became the Head of Business Finance of Baby Nutrition operations of Singapore & a part of Indonesia. During his 5 year tenure, he transformed a regional audit team, to a global hub. His responsibilities included Internal Audits, DANgo engagements, and transversal projects: business acquisitions, anti-fraud and SAP related.

He was with Delphi Corp. (former General Motors ACG) for 6 years in various senior roles in Asia Pacific Internal Audit and Finance Shared Services transformation. Living in Singapore and Tokyo, he developed the IA team for 11 countries, implemented the Enterprise Risk Management framework, and special finance transformation projects for Chapter 11 bankruptcy.

He joined Delphi, from Ernst & Young, where he specialized in automotive industry.

Raghu is firmly rooted in the Asian context, but has a global working experience across 5 continents. He continues to position the IA function for a sustainable business growth.

He is a Chartered Accountant (India), Certified Information Systems Auditor (ISACA USA), Certified Fraud Examiner (ACFE USA), Certified Risk Management Assurer (IIA USA) & holds a Bachelors in Commerce.

Khalimi Rethuan

Head of Treasury and Global Markets

Mizuho Bank

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).”

Patrick Roesink

Chief Risk Officer

ING Bank Australia

Patrick Roesink is Chief Risk Officer at ING in Australia, appointed July 2020.
Patrick is an experienced risk manager and banking professional. He has more than 25 years' senior management and risk experience within ING across Europe and Asia. His previous role was Chief Risk Officer at ING in Poland.
Patrick is passionate about innovation, new technologies, transformation and self-improvement.
Patrick has a deep knowledge of credit risk management both corporate and retail, structuring corporate lending transactions and derivatives and a firm background in market risk management and operational risk management.
Patrick finished his Masters in Business of the Financial Sector at the Vrije Universiteit in Amsterdam. He holds certificates from the Saïd Business School, University of Oxford in the areas of Fintech and Blockchain.
 

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Benjamin Rudd

Chief Investment Officer

Prudential Hong Kong

Benjamin is the Chief Investment Officer of Prudential HK and leads the investment operations of Prudential. He established Prudential’s investment team and is responsible for managing the company’s investment strategy and asset allocation. Under Benjamin’s leadership, the investment team derives and manages a range of global portfolios covering liquid and alternative assets. The team develops and manages multi asset hedging strategies, selects and oversees fund managers, provides direction to product development teams and supports distribution on investment‐related matters. Benjamin chairs Prudential’s Investment committee and is a member of the EXCO, ALCO, Product Steering and Risk committees.

Holding a qualification of Chartered Financial Analyst, Benjamin has over 20 years of experience in institutional investment including senior executive roles at a number of international financial institutions. Benjamin has been based in Hong Kong for over 15 years. Before joining Prudential, Benjamin was Chief Investment Officer for Hong Kong‐based Caravel Asset Management, which he established in partnership with a HK UHNW group. Prior to this Benjamin held senior investment positions at Ping An Asset Management, Caxton LLP, ABN Amroand HSBC.

James Ryan

Chief Control Officer

HSBC

James Ryan has a history of successfully leading teams that deliver across multiple Countries, Regions and Risk disciplines (e.g. capital modelling, fraud, insurance risk, operational risk).

Brings the ability to pro-actively identify material risks and act on these before they become incidents.

Industry leading experience of establishing data driven analytical approaches to detecting and mitigating both financial and non-financial risks.

Career experience to date has been gained at globally recognised organisations (i.e. PwC, Thomson Reuters, AXA, Lloyds Banking Group and HSBC), supported by industry and academic qualifications.

James is married with two children, a dog and is a passionate yacht skipper, having won numerous trophies in the UK and Hong Kong. 

 

Kiyotaka Ryu

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.

Akkarapol Sa-ngasoongsong

Head of Model Risk Management

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.

Kamran Saeed

Head of Risk and Compliance

Australian Military Bank

Kamran Saeed possess over twenty years of experience across financial services in Assurance, Risk and Compliance including regulatory compliance. He has worked in APAC region and spent last eleven years in Australian financial services market based in Sydney. Kamran developed and implemented of overall Governance, Strategy and Policies for Regulatory Compliance and Assurance, Policy Frameworks, Enterprise Risk Management Framework, Internal Audit Methodologies, Internal Controls Design and enhancements. Most recently Kamran has been working with Australian regulators on behalf of local financial services businesses and worked on numerous remediation projects and prudential consultations. 
Kamran has worked with organisations like MUFG, Zurich Financial Services and Australian Military Bank. Most recently Kamran worked as Chief Risk Officer for Australian Military Bank. 
Kamran holds a Master in Law (LLM) from The University of Sydney and also a Chartered Accountant (CA) and member of Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand (CAANZ). 
 

Kojiro Shidara

Head of Risk Management

ewarrant Japan Securities

Presently 

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

Previously

Gibraltar Life Insurance    managed ALM risk  

PCA Life Insurance  Formulated and implemented investment strategy.

Citigroup   conducted credit risk analysis

Alex Sim

Chief Operating Officer

UOB Private Bank

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Manish Singhai

Chief Investment Officer

Tokio Marine Asset Management

Manish Singhai is the Chief Investment Officer at Tokio Marine Asset Management International Pte. Ltd. Manish joined the investment industry in 1993 and has held leadership roles at AllianceBernstein, Aviva Investors and Lazard AM since 2003. Over the years, Manish has been a regular speaker and panelist on ESG issues at various global and regional and global investment industry forums. He was also a key member of the Equity Advisory Group under the International Institute of Finance, Washington, leading their task force to China, India, Malaysia and Indonesia. He was also a member of the Fourth OECD Roundtable on Corporate Governance. Manish holds a B Tech from Indian Institute of Technology Delhi, an MBA Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Calcutta, and is a CFA charterholder.

Jemy K. Soegiarto

SVP, Operational & Enterprise Risk Head

UOB Indonesia

You Leong Tan

Alternate Chief Executive & Chief Risk Officer, North Asia

OCBC Wing Hang Bank

You Leong Tan is currently Chief Risk Officer for North Asia, 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 Korea. Risk areas covered include credit risk management (wholesale and retail), market risk, liquidity risk, operational risk and information security.

You Leong Tan is currently Chief Risk Officer for North Asia, 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 Korea. Risk areas covered include credit risk management (wholesale and retail), market risk, liquidity risk, operational risk and information security.

You Leong has 18 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. 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. 

Seiichi Tanaka

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).

Mujur Tandi

Chief Operating Officer

ANZ

Ricky Tang

Head of Technology Risk Management

Bank of China

Ricky Tang joined Bank of China International in 2019 as the Head of Technology Risk Management, responsible for technology risk and cyber security controls in the bank. Prior to that he worked in various multi-nationals such as Telstra International, Fubon Bank, UBS and ING, with responsibilities in cyber security, information security, fraud investigation, and IT operational risk management.
Ricky has set up technology risk management frameworks for FSIs that integrate with enterprise risk frameworks, defining policies and standards, creating operating models and technical procedures, managing cyber security operation services, as well as ensuring compliance to regulatory requirements. He is passionate in advancing the industry’s risk management practices as well as staying on the edge of technological advancements.

Jens Toepfer

Chief Risk Officer, Asia

Lloyds Banking Group

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.

Yves Tomballe

Chief Risk Officer

MUFG

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.

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Pascal Traccucci

Global Head of Risk

La Francaise Asset Management

Pascal Traccucci is group head of risk at La Francaise Asset Management since February 2015. He was previously responsible for enterprise risk management at Allianz Asset Management, holding company of PIMCO and Allianz Global Investors and Global Head of Investment Risk at Invesco in London. After starting his career at JPMorgan in the capital arkets research team he held various positions in portfolio and product management with Invesco in different European locations. He graduated in both business and mathematics from Lyon and Frankfurt universities.

Sangeeta Venkatesen

Executive Chairman

FairVine Super

Sangeeta Venkatesan is the co founder and chairman of FairVine Super, an independent and solutions focused superannuation fund, and the co founder of Applegrove Capital, a capital advisory and investment management firm focused on sustainable investment including renewable energy, healthcare and food security with an emphasis on regional Australia She has recently been appointed as the non e xecutive chairman of IBA Novatti, a subsidiary of the ASX listed Novatti Group Ltd.

She also serves as a Board Member and Treasurer of Women in Banking and Finance (Treasurer of Australia India Business Council NSW Advisory Board M ember of JC Happiness Charity Foundation (Hong Kong), in partnership with the Fred Hollows Foundation and Advisory Board Member of Risk Australia.

Having worked in the banking and finance sector for close to 2 5 years, Sangeeta’s experience spans the globe including London, Mumbai, Singapore, Hong Kong a nd Sydney, at some of the most prominent and globally recognised firms such as KPMG, Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley, Lehman Brothers/Nomura, and The Commonwealth Bank of Australia (‘Before commencing her journey in entrepreneurship she was the CEO of an Australian stock broking firm where she grew its reven ue by 30% in under 18 months.

Whist at CBA Sangeeta represented the bank at various government led Australia China financial collaboration dialogues and co authored a book titled “The Renminbi from the Peoples’ Money to a
Global Currency” focusing on the evolving Chinese economy and financial liberalisation.

She played a significant role in integrating the erstwhile Lehman Bothers’ business into Nomura and represented the firm at ISDA Credit Derivatives Committee and AFME Credit Board.

She is a highly sought after speaker and thought leader across the banking and finance sector covering a variety of topics including fintech, sustainability and equality and diversity.

Sangeeta won the Innovator of the Year award at Money Management and Super Review’s Women in Financial Services Awards 2019 and was featured in the CEO Magazine for her contribution to women in business.

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Theo Vosinidis

Head of Investment Risk and Compliance

CBUS SUPER

Theo and his team are responsible for implementation of the risk and compliance framework in line with Cbus’ risk appetite. The team identifies new regulatory obligations that may impact Investments, undertake risk training, as well as Investment incident root cause analysis, operational due diligence of external investment managers, undertake risk assessments of new Investment initiatives and are responsible for internal and external mandate pre & post trade compliance.

Rajeev Wijetunga

Chief Financial Officer

TD

Ambrose Wong

Head of Risk

Serai

Ambrose is Serai's Head of Risk. Serai is a new tech venture owned by HSBC with a vision to simplify global trade.

Before Serai, Ambrose was Regional Head of Risk for Commercial Banking and Global Banking & Markets at HSBC. In this role, he was responsible for enterprise risk management for both businesses within the region. He was also the Chief Operating Officer of the Risk function for Global Commercial Banking where he was leading the transformation of the global function. Prior to HSBC, Ambrose held senior risk management positions in financial services and consulting industries in Australia and Hong Kong.

Ambrose holds a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Melbourne and a Master of Applied Finance from Monash University.

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Dominic Wu

Director, Head of Risk Management

BCT Group

Dominic Wu is the Director & Head of Risk Management at BCT Group.  He has 20+ years of experience in banking, securities, assets management, pension fund and consultancy. Dominic is a qualified accountant, fraud examiner and professional risk manager and did his MBA from University of Hull, UK. He is sought out speaker in risk management and provides training to the regulators, universities, financial institutions and professional bodies. He is the Founding Chairman of the Hong Kong Chapter of the Institute of Operational Risk (IOR) and Asia Financial Risk Think Tank.

Kirsten Wymer

Head of Risk Strategies and Research

BT Financial

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.

Wen Xie

Chief Risk Officer

Standard Chartered Bank

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Shun Yanagisawa

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 and Securities Services at Citigroup Global Markets Japan Inc.

In this capacity, he is responsible for managing Futures agency execution, electronic execution and clearing, OTC Clearing and FX Prime Brokerage business. He is the member of APAC regional FCX management team. 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 for both Futures and OTC clearing. 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 and several working groups member of ISDA. Shun holds an M.B.A. from the University of Wales.

Yuji Yasuda

Executive Officer and Head of Corporate Risk Management Division

Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group, Inc.

Mr. Yasuda joined Mitsubishi Bank (current MUFG Bank) in April 1993. He has developed his career in Shibuya Branch, Planning Division (Risk Management), Study Exchange Program (Graduate School, University of Tsukuba), Operations Planning Division, Human Resources Division, and the Corporate Risk Management Division (Tokyo, New York), and has been appointed as the Head of Corporate Data Management Division for Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group and MUFG Bank in December 2017.

In April 2019, he promoted as the Executive Officer and Chief Data Officer (CDO), and has been appointed as the Head of Corporate Risk Management Division since April 2020.

He has established good reputation on identifying issues, and developing / implementing corporate strategies, based on his deep knowledge and experience of data analysis for risk management and regulatory trends.

Mr. Yasuda joined Mitsubishi Bank (current MUFG Bank) in April 1993. He has developed his career in Shibuya Branch, Planning Division (Risk Management), Study Exchange Program (Graduate School, University of Tsukuba), Operations Planning Division, Human Resources Division, and the Corporate Risk Management Division (Tokyo, New York), and has been appointed as the Head of Corporate Data Management Division for Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group and MUFG Bank in December 2017.

In April 2019, he promoted as the Executive Officer and Chief Data Officer (CDO), and has been appointed as the Head of Corporate Risk Management Division since April 2020.

He has established good reputation on identifying issues, and developing / implementing corporate strategies, based on his deep knowledge and experience of data analysis for risk management and regulatory trends.

1993年4月 三菱銀行(現三菱UFJ銀行)入行。渋谷支店、企画部(リスク管理)、国内留学(筑波大学大学院)、事務企画部、人事部、リスク統括部(東京・NY)を経て、2017年12月より 三菱UFJフィナンシャルグループ及び三菱UFJ銀行 経営情報統括部長。

2019年4月より執行役員ならびにCDO(Chief Data Officer)就任。2020年4月より現職。

リスク管理・規制動向などの知見・データ分析をベースとした課題抽出・戦略立案、及びその戦略の実現に定評あり。

Frederick Yip

Alternate Chief Executive & Chief Risk Officer

ZA Bank

Frederick Yip has been ZA Bank’s Chief Risk Officer since 2020 and has been additionally appointed as the Bank’s Alternate Chief Executive on top of this CRO role in 2021.  He heads five risk functions for the Bank, namely Credit Risk, Market Risk, Operational Risk, Technology Risk and Anti-Money Laundering. Frederick is an all-round senior risk executive, bringing over 20 years of experience and extensive regulatory knowledge in retail banking, corporate banking, consumer finance, private wealth and other business segments. Before joining ZA Bank, he held several key risk management positions in Chong Hing Bank (Chief Credit Officer), ANZ (Head of Commercial Risk, Hong Kong), Wing Lung Bank, Standard Chartered and Citibank.

Shinichi Yoshiya

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 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.

Gloria Yuen

Head of Regulatory Response

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.

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Miyuki Zeniya

Head of Sustainable Finance

The Dai-ichi Life Insurance Company, Limited

Ms. Miyuki Zeniya is Head of Sustainable Finance at The Dai-ichi Life Insurance Company whose AUM is about 35 trillion yen. She is responsible for ESG integration and promoting sustainable finance for all assets.

After she joined the Dai-ichi Life in 2013, she had been responsible for engagement and proxy voting since The Dai-ichi Life expressed the agreement with Japan’s Stewardship Code in 2014.

Prior to joining The Dai-ichi Life, she was a managing advisor for Polaris Capital Group and led a role to value up the investee companies as their board member. Prior to this she was Deputy President of Japanese regional bank, which was the first full-time female board member of banking industry in Japan. She also had an experience to lead IPO as CFO of HR consulting firm in 2000. She graduated with a bachelor’s degree in International Relations from Tokyo University of Foreign Studies. She started her career at Nomura Research Institute.

She was a member of a Forum for Integrated Corporate Disclosure and ESG Dialogue by METI and a member of PFA 21 Task Force for ESG Financial Strategy by MOE. From April of 2019 she is a member of Working Group of the NAP on Business and Human Rights by MOFA. She is also a member of PRI Japan Network Advisory Committee.