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Asia Risk Congress 2024 | Full Agenda

Asia Risk Congress 2024

Our 2-day, 8-stage agenda will bring together 1,000+ professionals from leading buy and sell-side organisations, across job roles including risk management, trading, compliance, finance, technology and operations.
 

September 25, 2024

September 26, 2024

Main conference agenda (September 25, 2024)

08:0009:00

Registration

08:00 - 08:55

09:0009:10

Chairperson's opening remarks

08:55 - 09:00

09:1009:30

Keynote address

14:00 - 15:50

09:3010:00

Regulator perspective: The narratives shaping regulations in Asia
Keynote panel

14:00 - 15:00

  • How is the fast-paced development of technology impacting regulatory mandates?
  • Is climate change still a point of focus for regulators?
  • The need for collaboration for Asia Pacific regulators 
Aziz Durrani

Capacity development expert

ASEAN+3 Macroeconomic Research Office (AMRO)

Aziz has over 20 years of experience in international banking and finance, and in setting, enforcing and advising on regulatory policies and standards, including on digital banking, climate risk and sustainable finance to international authorities. At the ASEAN+3 Macroeconomic Research office (AMRO), Aziz is responsible for the provision of capacity development and technical assistance to the Central Banks and Ministries of Finance of the ASEAN countries and China, Japan and South Korea.

Aziz previously worked for 5 years at The SEACEN Centre in Kuala Lumpur, providing technical assistance and delivering training programmes to SEACEN’s 35 Central Banks and Regulatory Authority stakeholders across Asia, on issues related to Supervision, Financial Stability, Risk Management, Climate Risk and Financial Market Infrastructure.

Before joining SEACEN, Aziz spent 7 years as a Senior Technical Specialist at the Bank of England, leading the global wholesale banking book Stress Testing programme for all major UK banks and undertaking asset quality and Non-Performing Loan reviews globally.

Aziz began his career in the Strategy, Finance and Economics practice of Andersen Business Consulting in London, and later worked at Standard Chartered Bank, covering the Origination, Structuring and Syndication of loan products across EMEA markets. He also worked at Lloyds Banking Group in Asset and Liability Management and in Leveraged Finance Restructuring and Workout.

Aziz is a graduate in Economics and Philosophy from The University of Nottingham, UK, and also studied for an M.Sc. in Computing for Industry at Imperial College London.

10:0010:25

From crisis to opportunity: resilient and sustainable risk management in an age of artificial intelligence (AI)

10:00 - 10:25

Terisa Roberts

Global solution lead, risk modelling and decisioning

SAS

Terisa Roberts is the global solution lead for risk modelling and decisioning at SAS, and has two decades of experience in quantitative risk management and advanced analytics. She has helped companies in financial services, telecommunications, government, energy and retail derive business value and make better decisions using risk analytics. Roberts has experience in regulatory compliance, IFRS 9, BCBS 239, model risk management and enterprise stress-testing. She advises banks and regulators on industry best practices in artificial intelligence (AI), automation and digitalisation related to risk modelling and decisioning, and in the responsible use of AI and machine learning. Roberts regularly speaks at international risk conferences on innovation in risk management.

10:2510:55

Networking break

11:50 - 12:05

10:5511:35

How will credit risk evolve with the recent market trends and developments?
Chief risk officer panel

14:00 - 15:00

  • The landscape for credit environment and where there are concerns?
  • How has climate change impacted credit analysis and decisioning?
  • Are there processes and analysis that can be digitalised within credit?
  • Scenarios and stresses to be concerned about heading into the next cycle 
Chee Wai Fong

Chief risk officer

Cathay United Bank Singapore

Currently, I am the CRO at Cathay United Bank, Singapore which oversee all key risk types - Credit, Market, Liquidity and Operational Risks in a fairly sizeable wholesale banking outfit.

I am an experienced banker with extensive Risk Management and Client Coverage exposure gained through working with multiple client segments (Middle Market, Large Corporate, MNC & FI/NBFI) in varied industrial sectors which include but not limited to manufacturing, telecommunication, aviation & real estate/REIT.

I have covered different products/functions (Commercial Real Estate, Aviation & Capital Markets) across multiple geographies (Middle East, South Asia, ASEAN, Greater China & North East Asia).

 

Jens Toepfer

Head of risk and portfolio management TF&L lending & lending risk management, Asia-Pacific

Deutsche Bank

Jens re-joined Deutsche Bank in 2022 and has regional responsibility for Risk & Portfolio Management for Trade Finance & Lending APAC and for Corporate Bank Lending globally.

He previously spent more than 3 years at Lloyds Banking Corporate Markets as Chief Risk Officer for Asia, overseeing Credit, Conduct, Compliance & Operational Risk.

Jens has nearly 30 years of banking experience primarily in Risk & Portfolio Management roles. After completing his banking apprenticeship at Deutsche Bank in Germany, he has held a variety of positions in Relationship and Risk Management across Austria, Germany, USA and the UK.

Notable senior roles include Regional Head of Portfolio Management Europe responsible for credit portfolio strategy and risk appetite across all asset classes at Deutsche Bank, Senior Credit Underwriter covering Risk Solutions & Structured Derivatives CEEMEA at Royal Bank of Scotland and Head of Risk & Portfolio Management, Transaction Banking Asia Pacific at Deutsche Bank.

Jens is a CFA® charterholder and Certified FRM. He is fluent in German, English and Spanish.

Shivkumar Mahadevan

Chief risk officer, corporate, commercial & institutional banking

Standard Chartered Bank

Shiv is currently the Chief Risk Officer, CCIB at Standard Chartered Bank (SCB); with overall risk responsibility for Corporate, Commercial & Institutional Banking (CCIB) clients across all geographies.

Shiv chair’s SCB's CCIB Risk Committee which oversees all the risks associated with the CCIB business (i.e. both financial and nonfinancial risks) and is also part of the Group Risk Management Team, Remuneration Forum, Underwriting Committee & Investment Committee. He is responsible for risk managing a portfolio of over USD 500 billion spanning across 65 countries, managed via a team of over 500 Risk Officers. Besides exercising direct control responsibility for Credit Risk and Market Risk profile of the Group, he is extensively involved in maintaining alignment with risk appetite by rebalancing risks or controls that may be required in response to internal and external factors.

Prior to this, he was the Regional Chief Risk Officer (RCRO), ASEAN & South Asia, at SCB and responsible for all risk types for the region. Before the RCRO role, Shiv was Senior Regional Credit Officer (SRCO), Asia; providing credit risk oversight for all Corporate, Institutional & Commercial clients across Asia. He has also been the Head of Credit Risk - Specialized Finance, Funds and Traded Products, where he was responsible for providing global credit risk oversight covering all Financial Markets products, Acquisition Finance, Project & Export Finance, Aviation & Shipping Finance and Structured Finance.

Shiv has been in the financial services industry for over 28 years, of which the last 23 years have been with SCB where he has held various senior Risk roles across Singapore, Hong Kong, Dubai and Mumbai – covering multiple geographies around the world. Before joining the financial services industry, Shiv worked for 3 years with Tata Motors, India.

Shiv holds a degree in Electrical Engineering and a Post Graduate Diploma in Financial Management (PGDM) from Indian Institute of Management (IIM), Bangalore.

He is passionate about mentoring and coaching talent. He also occasionally goes in as a guest speaker at the Singapore Management University and was recently a Panellist at the “RiskMinds” Conference. Shiv is a Member of SCB's Global Diversity & Inclusion Council and leads the initiative for the Risk Function. Corporate Treasurer awarded Shiv for the best approval turnaround times for Cash Management Services for the year CY2014. He was also awarded the Leading Risk Practitioner by the Asian Banker in 2015 and was conferred the IBF Fellow in 2016 by the Institute of Banking & Finance, Singapore.

11:3500:15

The amalgamation of derivatives trading and risk management for healthy financial institutions
Panel discussion

02:00 - 15:00

  • The ever-growing emerging risks and how derivatives trading can be used to offset the risks
  • How can front and middle office collaborate to hedge various risks?
  • What derivatives products are becoming crucial to risk management in Asia?
  • Are financial institutions approaching risk management within trading correctly? 
Axel Hauke

Global head of treasury trading

Partners Group

"Financial Markets Professional with 10 years international experience in trading, risk and treasury management. In charge of Partner Group's Asia-Pacific Multi-Asset Execution Trading and currently reviewing the group's TCA capabilities." 

Vivian Ooi

Head of equity derivatives operations

J.P. Morgan

Ian Tan

Head of eFX trading

OCBC

12:1512:40

Achieving global harmonisation and the role of standardisation in the OTC derivatives markets
Fireside chat

12:15 - 12:40

  • Overview of current and upcoming derivatives regulations
  • How have OTC cleared products evolved and where are the opportunities?
  • What can markets do to prepare now for market regulations?
  • Outlook on the impacts of regulations on APAC markets
Emma Kalliomaki

Managing director

Derivatives Service Bureau

Emma Kalliomaki is Managing Director of the Derivatives Service Bureau (DSB). She is also Managing Director of the Association of National Numbering Agencies (ANNA). The DSB is an organisation originally founded by ANNA and now working in collaboration with the industry as a fully automated global generator of ISINs, CFIs, and FISNs, for Over the Counter (OTC) derivatives. While Emma has been working as MD, the DSB was designated by the Financial Stability Board as the sole service provider for the future UPI system supporting the DSB focus on industry requirements to deliver an OTC derivatives identification framework. Emma has over a decade of experience in financial data, standards and regulation, previously also working as head of the London Stock Exchange’s SEDOL Masterfile.

12:4013:50

Networking lunch

12:40 - 13:40

13:5014:00

Chairperson’s opening remarks

15:00 - 16:00

14:0014:30

Demographic gamma: The impact of rapid population change on real estate and equity prices
Special presentation

00:00 - 00:01

David Munro

Chief risk officer

VAHOCA

14:3015:00

Nuances around implementing climate risk into credit decisioning
Panel discussion

14:00 - 15:00

  • Where are organisations around implementation of climate risk into credit decisioning?
  • What are the different risks that should be considered under climate risk for credit purposes?
  • Are there alternative data sets that are imperative to efforts for credit decisioning?
  • Should climate risk be a considerable factor in credit decisioning? 
Zernil Lurthanathan

Senior vice president, head of risk strategy, transformation & enterprise risk analytics

RHB Banking Group

Zernil Lurthanathan is a highly experienced and accomplished professional with over 19 years of experience in the Malaysian financial industry both as a regulator and regulatee. She currently heads the risk strategy, transformation & enterprise risk analytics for RHB Banking Group.

Zernil’s career started in 2005 as a management trainee for Great Eastern Life Assurance before moving on to the Central Bank of Malaysia in 2007 to be part of the risk management and policy development team. With sound regulatory and policy background, she transitioned into the capital market industry, helming the position of head regulatory strategy & data analytics at Malaysian Stock Exchange in 2012.

She then diversified further to the banking industry joining CIMB Bank in 2018, where she was a director within group risk leading successful risk strategy & regional risk-based machine learning projects. She then moved to RHB Bank in 2021 to set-up and build the risk strategy, transformation & enterprise risk analytics. She is also the project director of the bank’s Group Climate Action Programme.

Zernil has a unique combination of strategy, analytics and risk background, enabling her to drive complex and technical risk discipline with the application of decision science principles. She has delivered agile analytics sprints to improve effectiveness and efficiencies across risk functions. She has a keen eye for change management and thrives in complex problem solving.

Zernil holds MSc in Decision Sciences from London School of Economics and a Bachelor of Hons in Decision Sciences from Universiti Utara Malaysia. She is the recipient of multiple awards including the recipient of the 2004/2005 Malaysian Royal Education Award.

Anupam Jaiswal

Executive director, head of climate and environmental credit risk

DBS

Robert Oates

Chief risk and compliance officer, Singapore

HSBC

Robert Oates is currently the Chief Risk and Compliance Officer, Singapore. In this role he is responsible for all Risk and Compliance functions within Singapore. Robert has been with HSBC since 1999 after studying History and Japanese at the University of Western Australia and the School of Oriental and African Studies at the University of London. He is an experienced international banker with a track record in leadership roles across a range of markets in Asia, the Middle East and Europe, with a specific career focus on risk management and corporate and commercial banking roles. Prior roles with HSBC have included roles as Chief Credit Officer Wholesale – EMEA, Head of Wholesale Credit and Market Risk, Asia Pacific and CRO India. Earlier in his career Rob had a number of business roles include stints in HSBC’s Global Banking and Markets division and its Commercial Banking division.

15:0015:30

Networking break

11:00 - 11:30

15:3016:00

Managing balance sheet risk with various types of market trends
Case study

14:00 - 15:00

  • Challenges created through interest rates amongst financial institution balance sheets
  • How is technology and digitalisation helping to assess balance sheet risks?
  • Finance professionals' solutions to balance sheet management 

16:0016:30

The greatest risks for portfolio managers in 2024
Panel discussion

14:00 - 15:00

Rana Bhattacharjee

Portfolio manager

Alpha Quest

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.

Nirman Chhabra

Portfolio manager

Abiman Asset Management

Nirman is in-charge of financial portfolio management at Abiman Asset Management, a single family office located in Singapore. His responsibilities include asset allocation, security selection and risk management. He invests into single bonds, equities and commodities in a multi-asset context. His work is influenced by factor based investing and systematic approach to asset allocation and risk management. Prior to Abiman, he worked at Taurus Family office, a multi-family office. At Taurus, he advised and managed portfolios for high net-worth families in a multi-asset context. He also successfully managed an Emerging market credit fund which ranked in top 1% globally in terms of performance, among emerging market credit funds. Prior to Taurus, Nirman worked for Citi wealth management, within the fixed income department, advising clients on their fixed income investments. Nirman has graduated from Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur (Masters in Business) and University of Mumbai (Computer Sc. Engineering).

Patrice Conxicoeur

Industry expert

Patrice Conxicoeur was a 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).

Patrick Donze

Head of advisory portfolio management

Bank of Singapore

Patrick Donze is an Executive Director heading Advisory Portfolio Management Team in Bank of Singapore. He is also a member of the bank’s Investment Committee. He joined the bank in 2013.

He has over 25 years of experience in Financial markets as a global multi-asset Investment Advisor and Portfolio Manager. Having worked in Singapore, Hong Kong and Switzerland, he brings with him a global perspective with an extensive experience in advising clients across asset classes, with a focus on risk management. Prior to Bank of Singapore, he worked at UBS AG and Bank Julius Baer in Switzerland and Hong Kong.

Patrick graduated with a Swiss Professional and Commercial Diploma in Banking. He is a member of the Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst Association, a certified Financial Risk Manager, Sustainability and Climate Risk certificate holder and certified ESG analyst. 

Shantanu Shukla

Head of business development, FI & investments

State Bank of India

16:3016:30

Chairperson’s closing remarks

15:00 - 16:00

13:5014:00

Chairperson’s opening remarks

15:00 - 16:00

14:0014:30

Asia’s derivatives markets: developments and accessibility
Industry updates - panel discussion

14:00 - 15:00

  • Updates around the open and closed derivatives markets within Asia
  • Diversifying product offerings to be customer centric
  • Technological support needed for the derivatives markets to open access
  • Where would be the next boom market for derivatives? 
Jing Gu

Head of legal, Asia Pacific

ISDA

Jing Gu heads up ISDA’s legal team in the APAC region.  Prior to joining ISDA, Ms. Gu was a Director in the Legal and Compliance Department of Credit Suisse (Hong Kong) Limited where she specialized in OTC derivative products and structured finance.  Before joining Credit Suisse, she was an associate at Allen & Overy Hong Kong Office where she advised a number of international banks and Chinese banks on derivative transactions and ISDA documentation. 

 

Ms. Gu holds a Master of Laws degree from Peking University, an LL.M. degree from New York University School of Law and a Master of Laws degree from Kyushu University in Japan.  Ms. Gu holds the lawyer qualification certificate in China, is qualified in the State of New York and is also admitted as a solicitor of the High Court of Hong Kong. Ms. Gu has been working for ISDA since 2008.

Nicholas Lent

Managing director and head of Asia-pacific equity derivatives

Société Générale

Suprita Vohra

Managing Director, Risk Solutions Group

Barclays

Suprita Vohra is a Managing Director at Barclays Bank, based in Singapore, heading their Risk Solutions Group for South East Asia & Australia.

She has spent two exciting decades in financial markets, helping global corporates and institutions navigate their FX & Rates hedging needs.

Having spent her early years with HSBC and Citi, she has called Barclays home for 16 years, building and leading several businesses across Markets and Banking.

Being passionate about continuous learning, she completed her PhD in Finance in 2019 while working, and has published two behavioral finance papers co-authored with Dr. Frank J. Fabozzi, in Journal of International Money and Finance, and Journal of Derivatives.  

14:3015:00

The ins and outs of the clearing and collateral management markets for all products
Panel discussion

14:00 - 15:00

  • Navigating risks around counterparty relationships and liquidity
  • Evaluating developments in clearing solutions for the long term for various products
  • Optimizing collateral within the current market conditions  
  • New opportunities emerging from the regulatory environment and digitalisation 
Amol Padhye

Head of group risk & model validation

HDFC Bank

Amol Padhye has close to two decades of strong experience in Treasury and Risk Management across Indian Banks, Foreign Banks and Risk Consulting space. He is an active speaker at various conferences across Asia focusing on ALM, Treasury and Risk Management. He is associated with Risk Management Association of India (RMAI) as “RMAI – Banking Expert” as well as he is founding member of the “Risk Management Society, USA (RIMS) – India Chapter”. He has also been appointed on “Risk Advisory Group of RIMS South Asia”. He also served as visiting faculty and regularly conducts workshops at reputed management and engineering institutes across India on “Derivatives, valuations, Risk Management and Capital Markets”

Amol Padhye currently Heads Market Risk at HDFC Bank covering Trading Risk, Liquidity Risk, ALM / IRRBB Risk, Counterparty Credit Risk and Bank Credit Risk. He plays critical role in formulation of Bank’s policies, defining risk management framework and valuation methodologies. He has been instrumental in building credit assessment model for Bank counterparties. He also drives risk technology projects while adopting leading market practices.

Before HDFC Bank, he led Treasury and ALM advisory practice at Ernst & Young LLP, India. He worked extensively with banks across India, South East Asia and Middle East region and also led multiple large scale risk technology & transformation projects. Further, he boasts of an enriching and satisfying experience in setting up Small Finance Banks, Payment Banks and universal Commercial Bank in India; right from design to operationalization of Treasury and Risk Management departments of these banks.

Prior to this, he was heading Market & Liquidity Risk at BNP Paribas, India. During this stint, he was part of various senior management committee viz Asset & Liability Committee (ALCO), Basel Steering Committee and was a permanent invitee to Executive Committee (Board) of BNP Paribas, India.

On academic side, Amol Padhye is Chartered Accountant from India (ICAI).

Cathryn Huang

Head of collateral risk managment

Bank of Singapore

Cathryn is currently Executive Director, heading the team of Collateral Risk Management in Bank of Singapore since Aug 2020.

She has previously worked in a number of roles across the area of market, credit, counterparty and model risk as well as model validation and risk analytics in DBS, Standard Chartered Bank, ABN AMRO Clearing Bank, as Rio Tinto Commercial. 

Her knowledge and expertise covers the methodology, data modelling and system integration and operationzation for margin lending and portfolio haircut and risk management.

She is certifed CFA, FRM and She holds PhD of Economics from Nanyang Technological University

15:0015:30

Networking break

11:00 - 11:30

15:3016:00

What’s next for RMB internationalisation and offshore investments into China?
Industry updates - panel discussion

14:00 - 15:00

  • Recent developments in renminbi internationalisation versus de-dollarisation  
  • Is there a need for liquidity for RMB currency pairs?
  • Requirements for growth in renminbi use across Ficc markets  
  • Trends and usage of CHY/CNH options and structured products   
Mitul Kotecha

Head of FX and emerging market macro strategy Asia

Barclays

Based out of Singapore, Mitul Kotecha was a TD Securities Senior Emerging Markets Strategist with a wealth of experience. His career as a strategist and economist extends over 25 years and across offices in London, Hong Kong, and Singapore. Prior to joining TD Securities, Mitul held the position of Head of FX and Rates Strategy for Asia-Pacific at Barclays, and prior to that, served as Head of Global FX Strategy and Head of Asia Research at Credit Agricole CIB.

Mitul has developed strong client relationships across the region focusing on Asian macro strategy and global emerging markets. His coverage of financial products spans bonds, interest rates, equities, and foreign exchange. Mitul has been highly ranked in various FX research and forecasting polls including FX Week, Bloomberg, Reuters, and Asiamoney.

He is a frequent speaker at various economic and financial global conferences, is regularly consulted by the media for views on markets and economies, has given a TEDX talk, and authored the book “Chronology Of A Crisis.” Mitul has appeared on business channels such as CNBC and Bloomberg TV and is regularly quoted in the Financial Times, Wall Street Journal, Reuters, Bloomberg, Associated Press, and Dow Jones.

Mitul holds a Masters of Science Degree in Economics and Finance from the University of Warwick and an Honours Degree in Economics.

 

Frances Cheung

Managing director and head of FX and rates strategy

OCBC Bank

Frances joined OCBC Global Treasury in January 2021, responsible for interest rates research. She has over 20 years of experience as an economist, rates and FX strategist. Prior to OCBC, she was Head of Asia Macro Strategy with Westpac, Head of Rates Strategy Asia ex Japan with Societe Generale , and Head of Asian Rates Strategy with Credit Agricole.

Frances was named as No.1 of Best for Overall Interest Rate Research Analyst in Asiamoney Fixed Income Poll 2012, 2013 and 2014; No.1 as Best Local Currency Analyst in FinanceAsia Fixed Income Research Poll 2012 and 2013; No.3 of Best for Overall FX Research Analyst in Asiamoney FX Poll 2012 and 2014; and No.1 as Best Analyst in FinanceAsia Fixed Income Research Poll 2011.

She received her Master of Philosophy (Economics) and Bachelor of Social Science (Economics) degrees from the Chinese University of Hong Kong. She is also a CFA charterholder .

16:0016:30

The future of China and its place as a top world economy
Polling insights

14:00 - 15:00

  • Is the disparity between the Chinese stock markets and holistic economic growth something to be concerned about?
  • The realistic view of the tremendous growth and potential of the Chinese economy
  • What needs to change within China to attract foreign investors again?
  • The role Chinese securities houses and banks play in bolstering the economy 
Selena Ling

Chief economist

OCBC

Selena is the Chief Economist for OCBC Bank. As Head of Treasury Research & Strategy, she leads a research team that is responsible for Treasury market research, forecasts and trading recommendations for the bank, covering fixed income, interest rates, corporate credit, foreign exchange and macroeconomic commentary.

She is a member of the OCBC Wealth Panel for Singapore and Malaysia, as well as a council member for the Economic Society of Singapore. She was conferred the IBF Fellow Award in Financial Markets in 2017. The IBF Fellow award recognises industry veterans who have demonstrated mastery of a profession and exemplify thought leadership and commitment to industry development. Her research writings has been extensively quoted and published by prominent media across print, television and radio.

Under her leadership, OCBC’s research capabilities have been greatly valued by customers and highly ranked in surveys for interest rate research, FX research, market coverage and Asian macroeconomic research in various forums including the AsiaMoney Fixed Income and FX polls, Bloomberg and Thomson Reuters polls, amongst others.

Prior to joining OCBC in August 2000, Selena was with the Fiscal Policy Unit under the Ministry of Finance (MOF) and the Economics Department in the Ministry of Trade and Industry (MTI). She received her Bachelors of Science (Economics) from the London School of Economics and also her Masters in Applied Economics from the National University of Singapore.

Keeve Tan

Managing director, Greater China and North Asia

Bank of Singapore

Keeve has been with OCBC since 2018 and is currently the Managing Director, Greater China and North Asia at Bank of Singapore.

Prior to his appointment at Bank of Singapore - the Private Banking arm of OCBC group, Keeve was Head of Futures, FX & CFD for OCBC Securities. There he looked after about 40 people over the three business lines, where he oversaw the growth and development of the cleared Futures, OTC FX and Contract for Differences (CFD) businesses.

Prior to joining OCBC, he was the Director of Sales at UOB Global Markets, looking after the global Business Development of listed derivatives and OTC clearing for UOB. Keeve was before that, a trader in proprietary trading firms, heading market-making desks and algorithmic trading desks. His buy-side experience coupled with his current role in the sell-side gives him a wholesome view of the industry and its developments.

Keeve is married and has a daughter. He holds a BSc with honors from the Nanyang Technological University (NTU) and graduated with an MBA on the Dean's List from the Singapore Management University (SMU). He has completed his Executive Education at INSEAD and most recently obtained a MSc of Wealth Management (Dean’s List) from the Singapore Management University (SMU).

16:3016:30

Chairperson’s closing remarks

15:00 - 16:00

13:5014:00

Chairperson’s opening remarks

15:00 - 16:00

14:0014:30

The developments around the insurance industry and future trends
Industry updates - panel discussion

14:00 - 15:00

  • Regulatory updates and expectations for insurance in Asia
  • Challenges surrounding the insurance industry as there are growing concerns for insurance
  • Best practices for insurance professionals in handling pricing and operations
  • Is digitalisation the catalyst to change the processes for the industry? 
Gavin R. Maistry

Global chief actuary, life & health

Munich Re

Yan Sun

Chief of solutions, Asia

Resolution Life

Yan is a fully qualified Fellow actuary, with over 17 years’ experience in financial services across life insurance, retirement and investments. Yan joined Resolution Life Asia in 2022, structuring bespoke risk transfer and capital motivated (reinsurance) solutions for clients and partners across mature Asia.
 

Prior to joining Resolution Life Asia, her most recent role was with AXA France, where she was Head of APAC (excluding India) for Life and Health reinsurance in the region, as well as the CEO of AXA Life Re Australia. Before this, she structured optimal risk transfer solutions at Aon Benfield as the APAC Director and Life Actuary.
 

Over the years, she’s worked in a number of consulting and valuation roles with Deloitte Actuaries, Watson Wyatt and AMP Life.

14:3015:00

Best practices for portfolio optimisation for insurers
In-depth panel discussion

14:30 - 15:00

  • How to navigate the insurance regulatory capital requirements?
  • The use of data to give clarity into investment products
  • Managing the balance sheet in the current market conditions
  • Anticipating industry shifts and preparing for the next wave of challenges with technology driven solutions

15:0015:30

Networking break

11:00 - 11:30

15:3016:30

What needs to change and be transformed for the insurance industry?
Merry-go-roundtables

14:00 - 15:00

This session will consist of having multiple interactive roundtables happening concurrently within the same rooms around the topic. There will be facilitators to guide the discussions. The discussions will be closed-door conversations and will be ways for the industry to come together to work through pertinent issues and challenges. 

Felicia Er

Senior vice president

MSIG Asia

Non-life actuary with over fifteen years of experience in both Asia and London Market non-life insurance industry with a wide range of experience including reserving, capital modelling and stress testing, reinsurance optimisation, reinsurance pricing, preparation of financial condition report and profitability analysis.

Yan Sun

Chief of solutions, Asia

Resolution Life

Yan is a fully qualified Fellow actuary, with over 17 years’ experience in financial services across life insurance, retirement and investments. Yan joined Resolution Life Asia in 2022, structuring bespoke risk transfer and capital motivated (reinsurance) solutions for clients and partners across mature Asia.
 

Prior to joining Resolution Life Asia, her most recent role was with AXA France, where she was Head of APAC (excluding India) for Life and Health reinsurance in the region, as well as the CEO of AXA Life Re Australia. Before this, she structured optimal risk transfer solutions at Aon Benfield as the APAC Director and Life Actuary.
 

Over the years, she’s worked in a number of consulting and valuation roles with Deloitte Actuaries, Watson Wyatt and AMP Life.

16:3016:30

Chairperson’s closing remarks

15:00 - 16:00

13:5014:00

Chairperson’s opening remarks fintech

15:00 - 16:00

14:0014:30

How have payments changed in a digitalised world?
Industry updates – fireside chat

14:00 - 15:00

  • The new developments within payments
  • Customer-centric approach for financial institutions when it comes to payments
  • Streamlining and creating ecosystems around payments for customers
  • New technologies to consider within payments 
Fatema Bookwala

Managing director and chief operating officer, markets and securities services, Asean

HSBC Singapore

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.

David Sharratt

Global head data product monetization

Standard Chartered Bank

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 focusing 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 focused on growth and geographical expansion where his strategy and build experience can be leveraged.

14:3015:00

Where are the data holes and gaps within financial institutions?
Polling insights

14:00 - 15:00

  • In this new data age, where have financial institutions focused efforts?
  • What kind of data has been difficult to get or analyse for the industry?
  • How can data be utilised and monetised in financial institutions?
  • Mindfulness around ethical use of data for different businesses 
Mervyn Tang

Head of sustainability strategy, APAC

Schroders

Deep Thomas

Group chief data and analytics officer

Nomura

15:0015:30

Networking break

11:00 - 11:30

15:3016:00

The future of cloud: should institutions be directed towards full cloud or hybrid cloud?
Debate

14:00 - 15:00

  • Regulatory considerations when it comes to considering cloud technologies
  • Operational resilience concerns for financial institutions moving to the cloud
  • Where is the optimal spot between fully cloud or hybrid cloud solutions?
  • Assessing risks and benefits when it comes to choosing cloud options 
Robert-Alexandre Hollinger

Industry expert, former chief data officer Asia Pacific

Societe Generale

Robert-Alexandre is an accomplished leader with 18 years of delivering high-value high-impact solutions using latest technology across Asia in the financial sector.

He has created data management policies and implemented data governance across APAC, while tackling regulations requests from Europe, Hong Kong, Korea, China and India.

With a strong passion for technology, he is updated with the latest and have utilized Cloud Analytics, Machine Learning and Generative AI for various aspects of business under his care.

His career began in France then Hong Kong, and through his earlier years, he delivered high stakes projects across APAC and Global, contributing to the development of key capabilities for clients, in a business line consistently generating over 100 M€ per year.

He relocated to Singapore in 2022 to take on a Chief Data Officer role, leading a team of 13 to build a data strategy for APAC and deliver data management policies.

Senthil Loganathan

Chief architect, cloud

Standard Chartered Bank

16:0016:30

Protecting customers, employees, and the institution
Chief information security officer panel

14:00 - 15:00

  • Where do CISO’s face most challenge in the current digitalised world?
  • What kind of infrastructure or strategy is used to build necessary protection?
  • How do CISO’s partner together with other technology providers to construct resilient operations?
  • What threats lie next on the horizon for financial institutions? 
Dor Liniado

Managing director, CISO, CCIB, core technology and functions

Standard Chartered Bank

Frankie Shuai

APAC regional information security officer

DWS Group

Frankie is an award-winning Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) in Financial Industry with two decades experience in Cyber security, risk management,  digital transformation and pre-sales consulting.

Based in Singapore, currently he is APAC Regional Information Security Officer in one of global largest Asset Managers in Financial Industry. He was head of cyber & technology Risk (Singapore, Australia and New Zealand) in UBS bank.

He is a frequent keynote speaker about Cybersecurity & Technology in industry forums and perspective on Cybersecurity & Technology has been featured by international media. He is also a digital transformation and innovation catalyst with patent about next generation wireless networking filed as USA patent office as sole inventor.

He is a winner of industry leadership awards including Global Top 100 leaders in Infosec, World CIO 200 Master, CSO30 ASEAN, CIO 100 ASEAN, Asia 200 Digital Leader and ETCIO Transformative CIO.

16:3016:30

Chairperson’s closing remarks

15:00 - 16:00

Main conference agenda (September 26, 2024)

08:0009:00

Registration

08:00 - 08:55

09:0009:10

Chairperson’s opening remarks

13:00 - 14:00

09:1009:30

Keynote address

09:10 - 09:30

09:3010:10

The missing pieces for financial institutions and where to focus for climate risk & ESG
Chief sustainability officer exclusive panel

14:00 - 15:00

  • In a world of evolving regulations how can sustainability professionals stay ahead?
  • Where should the real efforts be spent for climate risk & ESG?
  • Navigating conversations with board members around initiatives
  • Creating a united front as organisations against climate change 
John Lau

Executive director, head of regional wealth management treasury, sustainability lead

United Overseas Bank

A wealth management practitioner and financial market professional, John has more than 20 years of experience spanning across multiple asset classes as well as client segments.

As a builder of successful businesses be it in Singapore, Malaysia and the region; John has an in depth understanding of how potentially complex financial markets product can be made simple and accessible to suitable retail, affluent and SME clients.

Leading multiple teams of wealth management experts, John is currently managing the Wealth Management Treasury business for UOB’s Personal Financial Services Division. His portfolio includes product management, solution advisory, sales specialists and treasury dealing which is critical to the value chain of UOB’s treasury business.

From Foreign Exchange, Equity, Interest Rate, Commodity, Fixed Income to Structured Products; it is John’s passion to connect client’s wealth planning needs with the intricacies of financial markets by partnering with best in class providers, investing in highly experienced wealth specialists and making the complex simple for our clients to understand and access as investment solutions.

John is also highly involved in Singapore’s sustainability industry developments especially when it comes to sustainable investing; to which he has help launched UOB’s award winning Sustainable Investing program for its wealth management clients. He has also contributed to Singapore’s first Green Finance Handbook as part of MAS’s Green Finance Industry Taskforce initiative.

On top of his Wealth Management capacity, John is also the Sustainability Lead for Group Personal Financial Services; supporting the bank’s aspiration to be the leading bank in ASEAN promoting sustainable living, payments and investments for our consumer bank clients.  

Priya Gopalan

Head of ESG

Northstar Group

Priya Gopalan is the Head of ESG at the Northstar Group, a Singapore-headquartered private equity and venture capital firm with a Southeast Asia focus. She is responsible for leading the management and execution of the firm’s ESG strategy. Prior to this, Priya was with UBS, where she led Environmental and Social Risk and Reputational Risk for the Asia Pacific region. She began her career as an environment specialist at ERM and other global consultancies in London and Hong Kong. Priya holds a Master of Science in Environmental Technology from Imperial College London.  She actively contributes to sustainability efforts in the region by representing the financial sector on the Complaints Panel of the Roundtable for Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO).

Melissa Moi

Head of sustainable business, corporate sustainability office

UOB

Melissa Moi is the Head of Sustainable Business in the Corporate Sustainability Office at UOB. In her role, she supports the delivery of a sustainable business strategy across UOB’s footprint including the management and mitigation of ESG risk and driving the bank’s leadership in sustainability and sustainable finance.

Prior to joining UOB, Melissa spent a decade at Bank of America where she led the firm’s ESG efforts in Asia Pacific.  Her role included client facing advisory on sustainability, supporting a sustainable finance strategy in the region as well as the implementation of corporate ESG initiatives across risk, social investment and environmental footprint.

Luanne Sieh

Group chief sustainability officer

CIMB

Luanne is the Group Chief Sustainability Officer at CIMB, one of ASEAN’s leading banking groups, where she is responsible for transforming CIMB into a shaper of sustainable finance and responsible banking practices in Asia. She is also the Working Group Chair of the CEO Action Network Malaysia and a member of the Expert Advisory Group of the Voluntary Carbon Markets Initiative.
 

Luanne has extensive experience in sustainability, strategy and transformation, as well as change management. She has been involved in a number of fields, including financial services and consulting. She was also a founding member of a startup company.
 

Luanne holds a Bachelor of Arts and a Master’s Degree in Manufacturing Engineering, as well as a Master of Arts from the University of Cambridge, and she has recently completed a Master of Liberal Arts in Sustainability at the University of Harvard Extension School.

10:1010:40

Trends in operational resilience and how to mitigate specific risk types
Polling insights

14:00 - 15:00

  • What are the top operational risks that Asia is facing?
  • Consequences of digitalisation and how to properly factor in risks created from digitalisation
  • With limited budget, which operational risks should be most invested into? 
Anke Raufuss

Partner

McKinsey Australia

Anke is a Partner in McKinsey’s Sydney Office (previously London, New York and Frankfurt Offices). She is leading McKinsey’s Australia & New Zealand Risk Practice and is a core leader of the global practice as well as service lines such as market risk and non-financial risk

Her work is focused on risk management and compliance at financial institutions and spans across engagements in Europe, North America and Australia/New Zealand. She has worked extensively on enterprise risk, credit risk, market risk, non-financial risk, risk organisation, risk transformation, capital management, risk and capital models, regulation and compliance.

10:4011:10

Networking break

11:00 - 11:30

11:1011:35

CFO perspective: how has treasury management evolved post-COVID in Asia?
Industry updates – panel discussion

14:00 - 15:00

  • What operational and day-to-day challenges due finance functions face?
  • Navigating through fees and expenses and properly balancing balance sheets
  • How can treasury management systems support CFOs more proficiently? 
Rahul Bajaj

Head of macro strategy, treasury

Agrocorp

Rahul is the head of macro strategy, treasury at Agrocorp and brings over 18 years of experience in financial markets across geographies and asset classes. In his previous roles, he led the FX & rates business at SGX, managed a global macro portfolio at Millennium Capital, and has worked in senior roles across Bank of America (London), Morgan Stanley (Hong Kong) and Deutsche Bank (Mumbai). Rahul holds a B.Tech - M.Tech (Dual Degree) in Electrical Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur and an MBA degree from Indian Institute of Management Bangalore.

Gopul Shah

Director, Corporate treasury and trade structured finance

Golden Agri-Resources

Gopul Shah is the director/SVP corporate treasury and trade structured finance at Golden Agri-Resources Limited, Singapore.  His aim is to align the business to international standards and practices with a focus on revenue generation, treasury and risk management, which he successfully accomplished at Cargill. Prior to joining Golden Agri, Gopul spent 10 years at Cargill proprietary structured funding, treasury, emerging markets trading and risk management group. Gopul also worked in Thailand, Singapore and the US on corporate, project and trade financing, international commodities trading, mergers and acquisition, proprietary fixed income and money markets.  Gopul is passionate about international business, finance, commodities, behavioural finance, entrepreneurship and the growth of human capital, particularly in emerging markets. Gopul holds an MBA from The University of Chicago Booth School of Business, a Bachelor's degree in Commerce from the University of Mumbai, and is a Fellow Chartered Accountant from ICAI and CPA Australia, Associate from ISCA.

11:3512:10

Analysing the risks within portfolios to increase confidence for investors
Industry updates - panel discussion

14:00 - 15:00

  • What are the top emerging risks for investment portfolios?
  • How to put different risk weights on certain risks to move forward in confidence?
  • Are there technologies that help to categorise and analyse risks for investments?
  • Which themes should be continually watched headed into the next year? 
Krishan Dave

Head of investment risk

Northern Trust

Krishan is the Regional Head of Investment Risk and Analytical Services (IRAS) in Asia, a role he moved into in 2020. He joined the Northern Trust London IRAS team in 2014 as a Performance Analyst working with many distinguished and strategic clients. He subsequently moved into management and has overseen various teams within the division focusing on both the Asset Manager and Asset Owner client base. Krishan is currently based in Singapore.

Krishan and his team are currently responsible for all the clients based in Asia that subscribe to the IRAS services which includes Performance, Risk, Compliance Monitoring and ESG Analytics. Krishan is also responsible for evolving the service so that our clients are able to take full advantage of all the analytics capabilities on offer.

Prior to working at Northern Trust, Krishan worked at StatPro, where he specialised in Performance and Risk analytics.

Krishan holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Mathematics from King’s College London.

Sylvain Baude

Chief investment officer

Namara Wealth Advisors

Sylvain is Chief Investment Officer at Namara Wealth Advisors a Singapore based independent asset manager focusing on innovative investments solutions for Wealth-Manager and Hedge-Funds. Over the past 3 years he has focused his research and investment around alternative risk premia in financials and digital assets.

Sylvain spent 6 years at BNP Paribas Asset Management, as equity portfolio manager.  He subsequently joined a billion dollar Multi-family Office in Switzerland focusing on equity and convertible bonds.

Sylvain relocated in Singapore in 2010, to set-up a MFO where he was Partner and Chief Investment Officer until the merger of the company in 2020. During his 10 years as CIO he launched several thematic investment programs, some of which are still running today, Uranium Renaissance, Asian Credit.

Sylvain holds a CFA Certification, received a Finance Master’s Degree from Concordia University in Canada, and an MBA in International Finance from IAE France with honor.

Jean Chia

Global chief investment officer

Bank of Singapore

Jean Chia is Bank of Singapore’s Global CIO, responsible for the house view across Macroeconomics, Investment Strategy, FX, Equity & Fixed Income Research, as well as Discretionary Portfolio Management (DPM), Advisory Portfolio Management (APM) and Funds Selection teams at Bank of Singapore. She chairs the board of directors for BOS International Funds, Luxembourg and the OCBC Wealth Panel.

Jean has over 20 years of experience in Private Banking and Asset Management. Prior to her current role, she was Head, Equities Advisory & Sales, responsible for the equities and derivatives business at Bank of Singapore, and Head of Client Advisory Services for Equities, Investment Products & Services at UBS Wealth Management, Singapore.

Prior to UBS, she was Vice President, Head of Grassroots Research at Allianz Dresdner Asset Management (now known as Allianz Global Investors).

Jean graduated with an MA in Philosophy, Politics and Economics from University of Oxford, UK. She is currently on the Development Advisory Board of St Hilda’s College, University of Oxford.

Jean holds a Sustainable Finance certification from Cambridge Institute of Sustainable Leadership (CISL). She is a Financial Women’s Association of Singapore (FWA) Female Champion and an Institute of Banking and Finance (IBF) Fellow for Private Banking and Wealth Management.

Pierre-Julien Jandrain

Head of portfolio risk management

Eastspring Investment

Pierre-Julien (PJ) Jandrain is Head of Portfolio Risk Management, responsible for overseeing portfolio risk across all investment strategies.

PJ joined Eastspring in October 2022 to enhance the portfolio construction process by providing portfolio risk insights and guidance to the investment teams under the CIO umbrella.

PJ has 19 years of experience in the investment industry including 7 years at Pimco where he oversaw portfolio risk for the Asia Pacific region from 2015 to 2021. Prior to 2015, PJ held several investment risk and performance analytics roles at Invesco, Lombard Odier and Amundi based in London, Geneva and Paris.

PJ holds an MSc from ENIB Engineering School and an MBA from IAE Paris Sorbonne Business School. PJ is a CFA charterholder.

Jeffrey Yap

Managing director, head of investments and wealth solutions, Southeast Asia

HSBC Global Private Banking and Wealth

Jeffrey heads the Investments and Wealth Solutions (IWS) teams for Southeast Asia at HSBC Global Private Banking and Wealth. In this role, he is responsible for the delivery of investments, products, platforms, wealth advisory and solutions for the whole wealth continuum of Global Private Banking and Wealth in Southeast Asia.

Jeffrey is a well-recognised investment professional in Asia with over 27 years of experience in global financial markets across multiple products and asset classes. He has built and managed investments, research, trading, product and advisory teams for global financial institutions including hedge funds, global markets, private banks and wealth management.

Jeffrey has a deep understanding of the trading, investments, products, technology platform and risk management of various asset classes. He is unique among financial professionals in Asia with his breadth of experience ranging from equities, fixed income, FX, commodities, credit, derivatives to alternatives investments. Furthermore, his strong business acumen, mentoring and leadership experiences have enabled him to build strong businesses and manage successful teams regionally.

Prior to joining HSBC, Jeffrey worked as Managing Director in PAG, one of Asia’s largest alternative investment firms and was responsible for the firm’s public fixed income investments. Prior to that, he was Chief Investment Officer of Ark One as well as Managing Director and Head of Fixed Income Trading - Asia for Mizuho Securities.

12:1012:40

Creating a customised experience for customers powered by AI
Chief innovation officer exclusive panel

14:00 - 15:00

  • Development new AI powered tools to meet clients needs
  • Are there other tools besides chatbots that can help financial institutions to create a seamless personal experience for customers?
  • What are customers asking for and how can AI meet those requests? 
Dietmar Bohmer

Group chief analytics officer

Tyme

Celine Le Cotonnec

Chief data innovation officer, managing director

Bank of Singapore

12:4013:50

Networking lunch

12:40 - 13:40

13:5014:00

Chairperson’s opening remarks

13:00 - 14:00

14:0014:30

What is the current regulatory environment around climate risk and ESG in Asia?
Panel discussion

14:00 - 15:00

  • Have regulators backed off the environmental narrative and shifted to other priorities?
  • New reporting standards and staying on top of the changes
  • Following Europe’s lead around stress testing and scenario analysis
  • The importance of financial institutions setting up strong governance structures to focus on ESG initiatives 
Rodney Gollo

Leader in risk management, with expertise in emerging and frontier markets

Rodney Gollo specialises in risk management, with expertise in emerging and frontier markets. He has international experience enhancing enterprise risk management frameworks, and currently leads the risk management function for a multinational insurance company.

He has a strong interest on the role sustainability and ESG factors have on businesses, societies and the global economy, and is a contributor to industry publications such Investment & Pensions Europe, AsianInvestor and Investor Relations Magazine. He has served as a judge for the Asia Risk Technology Awards, recognizing innovation and excellence in the financial services industry.

He is a certified European Federation of Financial Analysts Societies (EFFAS) ESG Analyst (CESGA), a CFA ESG, holds a Masters in Management and Regulation of Risk from the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE), a Certificate in Risk Management in Financial Services from the Institute of Risk Management (IRM) and a Bachelors in Economics and Politics from The University of Sheffield.

Rosalind Bazany

Partner, head of ESG and impact

Antler

Rosalind Bazany is a prominent figure in the venture capital sector, renowned for her leadership in integrating Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) and impact principles. As a Partner and the Head of ESG at Antler, Ros has been instrumental in embedding sustainability into the firm’s operations and guiding investments toward outcomes that are both sustainable and impactful. Holding an MSc in Chemistry, her journey in finance commenced at BlueCrest, a hedge fund, and evolved during a decade-long tenure at Schroders, a global asset management firm. At Schroders, she managed a diverse portfolio of client relationships and refined her expertise in sustainable investment strategies, placing a strong emphasis on creating long-term value.

At Antler, Rosalind has not only enhanced the firm's reputation in the venture capital industry but also spearheaded the development of proprietary tools and initiatives that set new benchmarks for sustainability integration. Among these initiatives is the launch of an open-source education platform for founders, designed to equip them with the tools necessary to establish sustainable businesses from the outset. Rosalind has also played a key role in forging new global partnerships to enhance Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) both within Antler and across the wider entrepreneurial ecosystem. Additionally, she has also led the development of a monitoring tool for early-stage companies, facilitating their ability to effectively assess and track sustainability progress.

Ros's commitment and forward-thinking work have earned her recognition as one of the Venture Capital Journal's 40 Rising Stars under 40 in 2023. Additionally, she is an active member of the VentureESG Steering Committee, where she collaborates with industry peers to advance ESG best practices and highlight the critical role of venture capital in securing positive environmental and societal outcomes, alongside financial returns. 

Edris Boey

Associate director, enterprise risk management (ESG)

Eastspring Investments

Edris Boey is Assistant Director of Enterprise Risk Management (ESG) at Eastspring Investments' head office based in Singapore, and is responsible for overseeing ESG risks, including the interpretation and implementation of ESG-related regulations, across the organisation which has presence in more than 10 jurisdictions. She works closely with the firm’s Sustainability Team, ESG Specialists in Investment Team as well as the various local risk and compliance teams to provide subject-matter expertise in the management of ESG risks. Edris’ career in sustainability spans across investment, consulting and in-house corporate capacities. Before joining Eastspring, Edris developed and maintained the Responsible Investment Approach at Maitri Asset Management, which won various accolades and her leadership in the ESG investing space was recognised. Prior to that, she managed sustainability strategy, reporting, and compliance at a listed industrial conglomerate in Singapore.

Wei-Ling Low

Chief executive officer, group head sustainability

Vanda Global Capital

Wei-Ling LOW is Group Head Sustainability & CEO of Vanda Global Capital (“Vanda”) a Singapore Financial Institution comprising internationally prominent industry leaders. Vanda focusses on high-potential companies in Green Finance, FinTech-Tech-Sustainability-Impact ESG Infrastructure, officially partnered with a systemically important ecosystem of government, regulatory, state-sponsored private enterprises to facilitate efficient access to capital Singapore & Globally. An inter-industry all-rounder and award winner, with media recognition as one of Singapore’s most influential and well-connected visionaries in the banking and finance industry, serving on the Boards across international academic, legal philanthropic, financial services; Offered State scholarship & tenacious decades leadership in Tier1 investment banking, asset wealth management & private banking.

Creating millionaires, billionaires & unicorns businesses.

Mark Shi

Chief risk officer

Income Insurance

Mark Shi is the Chief Risk Officer at Income Insurance Co Ltd. Mark’s extensive experience in the insurance industry spans across multiple areas including actuary, risk management, capital management, asset liability management (ALM), investments, financial reporting and product marketing.

Preceding his appointment as CRO in February 2023, Mark was Income’s Chief Investment Officer. In this role, Mark successfully managed Income’s investment strategy and asset allocation framework. He also led ALM initiatives and investment programmes to support Income’s product offerings. As a veteran staff of Income, Mark is also accomplished in leading new teams along with building internal capabilities to improve operational efficiency.

Prior to coming to Singapore and joining Income in October 2007, Mark has previously worked with large multinational insurers in China. He is a qualified actuary with the American Society of Actuaries as well as a certified Chartered Enterprise Risk Analyst (CERA). He graduated from Shanghai Jiao Tong University with a Bachelor in Mathematics. 

14:3015:00

Managing risks associated with ESG disclosure & reporting
Industry updates - fireside chat

14:00 - 15:00

  • What are the latest updates around disclosure & reporting for ESG?
  • How pertinent is it for firms to understand specific requirements?
  • The unknown risks that are associated with disclosure & reporting
  • What firms need to do now ahead of impending deadlines for requirements? 
Roy Ling

Board director

VinFast Auto Ltd

Prof. Roy Ling is a Professional Board Director. Concurrently, he is also the Industrial Chair in Finance at VinUniversity, an Academic Program Director at SMU Academy and the CEO & Founder of FollowTrade.

Prof. Ling is a seasoned veteran with more than 20 years in investment banking with JPMorgan, Lehman Brothers, Goldman Sachs and Salomon Smith Barney. His expertise is in digital finance, sustainable investing and Asia real estate, and he had completed some of the highest-profile advisory and capital market transactions in the region. Prof. Ling is also a distinguished board director with more than 16 years of corporate governance experience across Asia. He was honored as the Real Estate Executive of the Year 2016 by Singapore Business Review, and as one of 20 Rising Stars in Real Estate 2008 by Institutional Investor.

Prof. Ling graduated from INSEAD with a Global EMBA and from the National University of Singapore with a BBA (Hons).

Kamran Khan

Managing director, head of ESG for Asia Pacific, Middle East and Africa

Deutsche Bank Group

Kamran Khan is Deutsche Bank’s Head of ESG for Asia Pacific. In this newly established client-facing role, he is responsible for defining and executing the bank’s ESG strategy across all business divisions in Asia. He is a member of the Global Sustainability Council of Deutsche Bank.


Prior to joining Deutsche Bank, Mr. Khan established Infra-Tech Capital, an impact fund investing in companies utilizing technology to provide infrastructure services and achieve UN Sustainable Development Goals. He was also appointed by the Obama White House to serve as the head of global investments and operations at the US Millennium Challenge Corporation, where he managed a USD 10bn portfolio and led a USD 1.5-2bn annual investment program globally.


Previously, Mr. Khan held senior executive roles at the World Bank and helped establish the World Bank Group regional hub in Singapore, comprising the World Bank, International Finance Corporation (IFC) and Multilateral Insurance & Guarantee Agency (MIGA). Prior to his time at the World Bank, Mr. Khan worked on M&A transactions and advisory mandates at JP Morgan and LEK. He also served as a US Foreign Service Officer with the US Agency for International Development (USAID), where he led operations for the project finance and guarantees facility.


Mr. Khan served as an Advisor on Infrastructure Finance to APEC, ASEAN, and the G-20. He is a member of the Senior Advisory Board at Fudan University Fintech Centre in Shanghai with a mandate to advise on Belt and Road Initiative projects. He has also served on the Board of Advisors at a variety of market-leading companies using technology to achieve ESG goals. He is a frequent speaker at events such as World Economic Forum, ASEAN Summit, APEC Summit, and in major international media.


Mr. Khan holds an MBA from the Booth School of Business at University of Chicago, and an MS in Applied Economics and Master of Government Administration from the University of Pennsylvania. He received his BS in Economics from George Mason University.

15:0015:30

Networking break

11:00 - 11:30

15:3016:00

Navigating climate risk scenario analysis and stress testing
Case study session

14:00 - 15:00

  • How have regulations changed the approach of scenario analysis and stress testing for climate risk?
  • How have firms navigated through and used scenario analysis to impact decisions?
  • Are climate risk stress testing helping firms make accurate decisions? 
Roy Ling

Board director

VinFast Auto Ltd

Prof. Roy Ling is a Professional Board Director. Concurrently, he is also the Industrial Chair in Finance at VinUniversity, an Academic Program Director at SMU Academy and the CEO & Founder of FollowTrade.

Prof. Ling is a seasoned veteran with more than 20 years in investment banking with JPMorgan, Lehman Brothers, Goldman Sachs and Salomon Smith Barney. His expertise is in digital finance, sustainable investing and Asia real estate, and he had completed some of the highest-profile advisory and capital market transactions in the region. Prof. Ling is also a distinguished board director with more than 16 years of corporate governance experience across Asia. He was honored as the Real Estate Executive of the Year 2016 by Singapore Business Review, and as one of 20 Rising Stars in Real Estate 2008 by Institutional Investor.

Prof. Ling graduated from INSEAD with a Global EMBA and from the National University of Singapore with a BBA (Hons).

Piyayut Chitchumnong

Principal quantitative risk strategist

Krungsri

Piyayut Chitchumnong is a principal quantitative risk strategist at Krungsri, specialising in risk management within retail portfolios with a primary focus on IFRS9 models and stress-testing methodologies. With a keen interest in climate risk management, Piyayut is currently leading the development of a climate stress test framework tailored for financial institutions.

Prior to joining Krungsri, Piyayut served as a senior economist at the Department of Agricultural Economics, a prestigious research agency operating under the Ministry of Agricultural and Cooperatives. In this role, he conducted extensive economic research, developed econometric models, and provided valuable insights into agricultural sector dynamics.

Piyayut holds dual master’s degrees; one in Agricultural, Food, and Resource Economics from Michigan State University, and another in International Economics and Finance from Chulalongkorn University. Additionally, he earned his undergraduate degree in Economics from Thammasat University.

16:0016:30

Climate risk governance frameworks

15:15 - 16:15

  • Climate risk governance recommendations
  • Understanding how to set up an effective climate risk governance
  • Reviewing the current frameworks for climate risk governance
  • Climate risk oversight in the financial sector

16:3016:30

Chairperson’s closing remarks

13:00 - 14:00

13:5014:00

Chairperson's opening remarks

09:00 - 09:05

14:0014:30

Building a resilient operation from front-to-back
Debate

14:00 - 15:00

  • Where are the challenges faced when it comes to cohesive operations from front to middle to back office?
  • Is operational resilience possible with operations on both cloud and on-premises servers?
  • Comprehensive ways to revamp operations for resiliency
  • Best practices to consider when approaching strategies for operations 

14:3015:00

Managing third party risk with the increased need to implement new technologies
Panel discussion

14:00 - 15:00

  • The timeline of growth of usage of different third parties and how they have brought new risks into institutions
  • How do institutions navigate through the need for managing new technologies and third parties?
  • Need for a one stop management application to assess and implement proper due diligence for third parties
  • Is it better to use a single provider for systems or to continue to diversify to manage risks? 
Benjamin Goh

Head of enterprise risk

ADDX

Petsy Lim

Head of risk management and compliance, head of operations

Sun Venture

Petsy is the Head of Risk Management & Compliance of Sun Venture Pte. Ltd., a multi-asset investment firm, where she plays an instrumental role in the development of the firm’s risk management and compliance framework that reflects the nature, scale, and complexity of Sun Venture’s business. Concurrently, she is also the Head of Operations, overseeing the Operations team to develop a robust and scalable infrastructure to ensure smooth operations of the firm.

Petsy has more than 25 years of working experience in the financial services industry. She started her career with Singapore Exchange Ltd (SGX) where she oversaw the operations of the derivatives trading unit. She subsequently moved to the Risk Management where she was responsible for performing risk evaluations for new financial derivative products.

Prior to joining Sun Venture, Petsy was leading the Operational Risk and Compliance team for CIMB Bank’s Treasury and Markets function. Her primary responsibilities included overseeing the operational risk management for the bank and performing risk assessment on new business initiatives, product development, system enhancements and outsourcing arrangements. Before CIMB, she was a Consultant at Mercer Investments Solutions (Singapore) and Vice President at Maybank Singapore.

Petsy holds a Master of Business Administration from State University of New York and a Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Business and Management Studies from University of Bradford. She also holds a Diploma in Compliance awarded by International Compliance Association. She successfully attained a PRMIA Operational Risk Manager Designation in February 2024. 

15:0015:30

Networking break

11:00 - 11:30

15:3016:00

Fighting financial crime with the evolution of new technologies
Panel discussion

14:00 - 15:00

  • The sophistication of financial crime as technology has evolved
  • Recent scams around deep fakes and voice altering AI technology
  • How can financial institutions properly equip themselves to fight financial crime?
  • Is it possible for financial institutions to stay ahead on the fight of financial crime? 
Thomas Hill

Head of financial crime compliance - APAC

BNY Mellon

With nearly 25 years of experience in Financial Services, Tom joined BNY Mellon as the Head of Financial Crimes Compliance – APAC in August 2021, from Morgan Stanley.   He brings deep experience in all aspects of financial crimes compliance.

Tom also spent nearly 17 years at JPMorgan Chase (JPMC), including 8+ years in Hong Kong after  8+ years in New York.  During this period he became the Head of Regulatory and Risk Technology and was Technology Information Risk Officer for JPMC Private Bank in Asia.

Tom earned his BS/MBA from Clemson University and is a Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist (ACAMS).

Ng Kok Keong

Head of FCC intelligence & innovation

Bank of Singapore

Mr Ng Kok Keong is the Head of FCC Intelligence & Innovation at Bank of Singapore. He is responsible for managing the end-to-end Anti-Financial Crime Data Analytics Risk Surveillance control for the bank that covers the data analytics innovation strategy, researching, designing, and prototyping of innovation concepts, driving the implementation of key data analytics projects, surveillance and escalation of red-flags, intelligence investigations, control gap analysis and continuous enhancements of controls. He leads a mission-critical team to successfully pivot the FCC department towards proactive detection of financial crime risks to the bank and dynamic monitoring of clients that is anchored on intelligence and data analytics capabilities to fulfil the “Future of Financial Crime Compliance” vision and transform key FCC controls for the bank. Prior to joining BOS, Kok Keong held the positions of Senior Vice President in UOB, Deputy Director in the Monetary Authority of Singapore and Senior Data Scientist in GIC. Kok Keong holds a Master of Science in Financial Engineering from Nanyang Technological University, a Master of Technology in Software Engineering and a Bachelor of Engineering in Computer Engineering from National University of Singapore.

16:0016:30

Is there a way to be prepared for geopolitical risks?
Case study session

14:00 - 15:00

  • Holistic overview of current geopolitical risks and sanctions on specific countries
  • Are there technologies or data sets that can be used to give clearer foresight into potential geopolitical risks?
  • How do financial institutions begin to prepare for the physical and operational risks for countries in high threat areas?
  • The dangers of living in a digital age and what it means for geopolitical risks 
Dane Shelly

Global head of digital solutions & APAC head of services, AML

Citi

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Chairperson's closing remarks

16:00 - 16:05

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Chairperson’s opening remarks

13:00 - 14:00

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Utilisation of technology to adapt to the ever-evolving regulatory environment
Panel discussion

14:00 - 15:00

  • What are the barriers that have been created by regulators for use of technologies?
  • The potential risks faced with implementing technologies too quickly
  • Are there discussions that need to be facilitated between regulators and practitioners to enhance usage in financial institutions?
  • Use cases that need to be explored for AI in financial institutions 
Boon-Hiong Chan

Global head fund services & head APAC securities market and technology advocacy

Deutsche Bank

Boon is Head of Securities Market and Technology Advocacy, based in Singapore.

He joined Deutsche Bank (DB) in 1998 as a Management Trainee. In his banking career, he has gained valuable cross-transaction banking and international experience in specialist and leadership roles in areas including working capital management, structured finance, risks, and funds and custody.

In his current role, Boon represents DB as a securities market and technology advocate on regulatory, market and digital changes. He has participated in APEC and the World Economic Forum Digital ASEAN forums, in digital assets/DLT, cryptocurrency and darkweb discussions; and served in industry associations like the Association of Global Custodians, ASIFMA, ASEAN+3 Bond Market Forum and the APAC CSD Group.

He pursues related interests in cryptocurrency/digital assets and cybersecurity governance; and as a community volunteer, he also supports Aging society inclusiveness and financial literacy. Boon holds a chartered accountancy qualification, MSc in Computation (AI), and a GIAC cybersecurity proficiency certificate. 

Kenneth Zhu

Executive director, data science

OCBC

Kenneth Zhu is a seasoned data science leader in the domain of AI/ML. Currently, he owns Operations and Financial Crime AI use cases in Oversea-Chinese Banking Corp.(OCBC). In his spare time, he also works as an industry mentor with the National University of Singapore (NUS).

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How should AI be governed within financial institutions?
Debate

14:00 - 15:00

  • Fundamental understanding of AI and how it operates
  • Is there a right way to govern AI?
  • What are the nuances of AI that need to be considered for governance?
  • Is it too early to let institutions freely use AI? 
Dr. Joseph L. Breeden

Chief executive

Deep Future Analytics

Dr. Breeden has been designing and deploying risk management systems for loan portfolios since 1996. He founded Deep Future Analytics in 2011, which focuses on portfolio and loan-level forecasting solutions for pricing, account management, stress-testing, and CECL; serving banks, credit unions, and finance companies. He is also the owner of auctionforecast.com, which predicts the values of fine wines using a proprietary database with over 2.5 million auction prices.

He is member of the board of directors of Upgrade, a San Francisco-based FinTech; an Associate Editor for the Journal of Credit Risk, the Journal of Risk Model Validation, and the Journal of Risk and Financial Management; and President of the Model Risk Managers’ International Association.

Dr. Breeden invented vintage analytics for lending in 1997 and created credit risk models through the 1995 Mexican Peso Crisis, the 1997 Asian Economic Crisis, the 2001 Global Recession, the 2003 Hong Kong SARS Recession, the 2007-2009 US Mortgage Crisis and Global Financial Crisis, and the COVID-19 Pandemic. These crises have provided Dr. Breeden with a rare perspective on crisis management and the analytics needs of executives for strategic decision-making. In 2018 Dr. Breeden invented Multihorizon Survival modelling, combining vintage analytics with behaviour scoring using logistic regression or machine learning.

Dr. Breeden earned a Ph.D. in physics, and has published over 90 academic articles, 8 patents, and 5 books. 

Rochak Agrawal

Executive director

UBS

Passionate about technology driven businesses and applications in areas of social sharing, cloud services, web and mobile. Experienced in managing corporate scale projects to improve end user experience, drive business growth and profits. Rich know-how and knowledge of business frameworks, software and technology.
 

Sigrid Rouam

Chief data officer, head of data management, data analytic and Gen AI

EFG International

Dr Sigrid Rouam is the Chief Data Officer and Head of Data Management, Data Analytics and Gen AI at EFG Bank. She is responsible for developing and driving the data transformation journey globally. This includes managing the bank’s data, enhancing data flows, building & maintaining a cloud infrastructure to support the data journey and, ultimately, creating business impact through advanced analytics and data science.

Prior to EFG, Sigrid worked in various industries including Genomics Research, FMCG and Telco. She set up the data science teams at Singapore Exchange, Standard Chartered and Credit Suisse APAC and led the development of the data science capabilities for the three institutions. She is also deeply interested in innovation and continuously brings new methodologies to solve business use cases.

Sigrid is regularly invited to speak at conferences in Singapore and overseas. She is active in the start-up community as an advisor and mentor and was part of the 2020 Singapore Fintech Festival mentoring program. She has coached, trained and guided many young aspiring data scientists at different stages of their careers, both in Singapore and overseas.

Sigrid holds an engineering degree (Hons) in Agronomy, Bio-engineering and Statistics from AgroParisTech, INA P-G, Paris, France (top institute of higher education in life sciences in France), a Masters degree (Hons) in Probability and Statistics from AgroParisTech/ Universite Paris-Sud/Ecole Normale Superieure, Paris, France and a PhD in Biostatistics (Hons) from University Paris-Sud, Paris, France.

Dr Sigrid has won several awards in Technology and Data, such as 100 Women in Tech in 2021, World’s Leading Entreprise Data Leaders in 2022, SPARK Asia 200 Digital Leaders Award in 2023. 

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Networking break

11:50 - 12:05

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Leveraging technology for operational ALM
Case study session

16:00 - 17:00

  • Overview of parts of operational ALM and usage of technology
  • Are asset liability management processes outdated?
  • Where can processes be automated and where are the risks too great?
  • How have financial institutions implemented technology and the benefits? 
Roland Ho

Head of asset liability management, global treasury

OCBC

Amol Padhye

Head of group risk & model validation

HDFC Bank

Amol Padhye has close to two decades of strong experience in Treasury and Risk Management across Indian Banks, Foreign Banks and Risk Consulting space. He is an active speaker at various conferences across Asia focusing on ALM, Treasury and Risk Management. He is associated with Risk Management Association of India (RMAI) as “RMAI – Banking Expert” as well as he is founding member of the “Risk Management Society, USA (RIMS) – India Chapter”. He has also been appointed on “Risk Advisory Group of RIMS South Asia”. He also served as visiting faculty and regularly conducts workshops at reputed management and engineering institutes across India on “Derivatives, valuations, Risk Management and Capital Markets”

Amol Padhye currently Heads Market Risk at HDFC Bank covering Trading Risk, Liquidity Risk, ALM / IRRBB Risk, Counterparty Credit Risk and Bank Credit Risk. He plays critical role in formulation of Bank’s policies, defining risk management framework and valuation methodologies. He has been instrumental in building credit assessment model for Bank counterparties. He also drives risk technology projects while adopting leading market practices.

Before HDFC Bank, he led Treasury and ALM advisory practice at Ernst & Young LLP, India. He worked extensively with banks across India, South East Asia and Middle East region and also led multiple large scale risk technology & transformation projects. Further, he boasts of an enriching and satisfying experience in setting up Small Finance Banks, Payment Banks and universal Commercial Bank in India; right from design to operationalization of Treasury and Risk Management departments of these banks.

Prior to this, he was heading Market & Liquidity Risk at BNP Paribas, India. During this stint, he was part of various senior management committee viz Asset & Liability Committee (ALCO), Basel Steering Committee and was a permanent invitee to Executive Committee (Board) of BNP Paribas, India.

On academic side, Amol Padhye is Chartered Accountant from India (ICAI).

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General trends and predictions for the use of AI within Asia

14:00 - 15:00

  • GenAI and other iterations of the technology will be dominant across financial institutions

  • There will be a greater transparency and understanding of the use of AI

  • Is AI going to be used across financial institutions or will it be limited to certain businesses?

  • Where should AI be explored more within financial institutions? 

Geraldine Wong

Chief data officer

GXS Bank

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Chairperson’s closing remarks

13:00 - 14:00

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Chairperson’s opening remarks

13:00 - 14:00

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Navigating ASEAN trends within risk management
Industry updates – panel discussion

13:00 - 14:00

  • Embracing regulatory developments and innovative risk management practices in an era of disruption
  • What are the new technology opportunities on the risk space
  • The fragmentation of ASEAN’s markets and being able to bring more collaboration
  • What are the agreed priorities to strike a balance between risk and the digitalisation opportunities
Malay Kumer Paul

Deputy chief executive officer

Cambodia Post Bank Plc

Malay Kumer Paul is a seasoned executive management professional with over 29 years of experience in the financial services industry across APAC and the Middle East region, working with global, local and investment banks. He has a proven track record of direct operational engagement in retail, SME, and microfinance sectors, as well as in the mobile money space, where he has been a catalyst for change.
Currently serving as the deputy chief executive officer of Cambodia Post Bank plc., Malay initially joined as the chief risk officer and successfully implemented an integrated risk management framework that aligns with international best practices in risk management.
Throughout his career, Malay has held senior risk management positions, including vice president of integrated risk management at FFH in Singapore, deputy chief executive officer and chief risk officer at Mekong Development Bank (MDB) in Vietnam, head of credit and collection for retail & SME at City Bank Ltd. and BRAC Bank Ltd. in Bangladesh, and cluster head of collections at Standard Chartered Bank covering Bahrain, Qatar, Jordan, and Lebanon. He commenced his banking journey with ANZ Grindlays Bank in Bangladesh. His roles have not been limited to risk management but have also encompassed business development, operations, customer service, sales, distribution and analytics.
Known for his passion for sustainability, Malay has spearheaded the implementation of an environmental and social management system within the bank. He is an active member of the Global Association of Risk Professionals and serves as a Climate Champion, advocating for green financing initiatives.
Malay holds a first-class Master of Science degree in Soil, Water & Environment Science from the University of Dhaka, along with an MBA in Finance and Banking from Brac University, Bangladesh. His diverse expertise and commitment to sustainability make him a valuable asset in the financial services industry.

Adisorn Hatairatana

Head of consumer credit risk model development and technology

Krungsri

Add is a financial risk manager with a decade-long experience in the financial services industry in the US before moving back to Thailand in 2020.  Add is currently the head of consumer credit risk model development and technology at Krungsri. 

Prior to Krungsri, Add was the director of quantitative risk management at Mnementh Analytics, a fintech startup, building a CECL software solution and provided model development advisory services to one of the largest monoline credit card providers in the US among others.  Add also has working experience from community banks, regional banks, and a global bank.  Preceding a banking career, Add was in market risk analytics at SS&C GlobeOp, a Long-Term Capital Management legacy, supporting chief risk officers from large hedge funds clients. 

Add holds two master’s degrees in operations research and statistics from the H. Milton Stewart School of Industrial and Systems Engineering (“ISyE”) at Georgia Institute of Technology and an undergraduate degree in economics from Thammasat University.

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Collating data across ASEAN for risk management purposes
Data focus panel discussion

13:00 - 14:00

  • Where are the major data holes for ASEAN financial institutions?
  • Supporting one another to help mitigate and manage risks across ASEAN
  • Would collaborating for data create opportunities for risk managers?
  • Outlook on ASEAN if data is or isn’t shared for risk management 
Dr. Nongnuch Tantisantiwong

Head of enterprise risk and infrastructure

CIMB Thai Bank PCL

Dr. Nongnuch Tantisantiwong has 20-year experience in economic and risk modelling through various roles in public, private and academic sectors. Currently, she is head of enterprise risk and infrastructure at CIMB Thai Bank and also a visiting academic for School of Electronics and Computer Science at University of Southampton (UK). She started her career as an economist at Ministry of Finance (Thailand) holding a position as head of macroeconomic forecasting and later as head of financial system development and planning. She then moved to the UK, joining University of York as a postdoctoral fellow in economics. Living in the UK for 12 years, she worked for many UK universities (e.g. University of Dundee, University of Southampton, University of London) and finally at Nottingham Trent University she attained an associate professorship in finance. In 2020, she returned to Thailand to join Krungthai Bank as SVP corporate strategy and later became head of credit risk modelling and analytic. Since 2007, she has won several national and international research grants and published more than 20 research articles in banking, investment, sustainability, risk modelling and machine learning.

 

Trevor Laight

Chief risk officer

CIMB PH

Trevor is a Global Banking Executive with a successful track record for driving strategic & innovative risk and business strategies based on entrepreneurial and commercial decision making.

Has over 20 year’s experience, working at Top Tier Financial institutions such as HSBC, Standard Chartered, ANZ and Citibank. He has served as the Chief Risk Officer in Europe and Asia, Global Head Strategic Financial & Risk Management, Regional Head of Acquisition Risk Asia, Regional Executive Director Asia, and Head of Operational Risk Management Asia.

Trevor has also completed an EMBA at Kellogg-HKUST in Hong Kong / Chicago and various other Leadership programs across Asia including Leadership Program Ivey Business School at Western University. Graduate Diploma Applied Finance and Investment Securities Institute Australia, CPA Programme CPA Australian and Bachelor of Commerce. 

Interests include Travelling, environment and fitness. 

Zernil Lurthanathan

Senior vice president, head of risk strategy, transformation & enterprise risk analytics

RHB Banking Group

Zernil Lurthanathan is a highly experienced and accomplished professional with over 19 years of experience in the Malaysian financial industry both as a regulator and regulatee. She currently heads the risk strategy, transformation & enterprise risk analytics for RHB Banking Group.

Zernil’s career started in 2005 as a management trainee for Great Eastern Life Assurance before moving on to the Central Bank of Malaysia in 2007 to be part of the risk management and policy development team. With sound regulatory and policy background, she transitioned into the capital market industry, helming the position of head regulatory strategy & data analytics at Malaysian Stock Exchange in 2012.

She then diversified further to the banking industry joining CIMB Bank in 2018, where she was a director within group risk leading successful risk strategy & regional risk-based machine learning projects. She then moved to RHB Bank in 2021 to set-up and build the risk strategy, transformation & enterprise risk analytics. She is also the project director of the bank’s Group Climate Action Programme.

Zernil has a unique combination of strategy, analytics and risk background, enabling her to drive complex and technical risk discipline with the application of decision science principles. She has delivered agile analytics sprints to improve effectiveness and efficiencies across risk functions. She has a keen eye for change management and thrives in complex problem solving.

Zernil holds MSc in Decision Sciences from London School of Economics and a Bachelor of Hons in Decision Sciences from Universiti Utara Malaysia. She is the recipient of multiple awards including the recipient of the 2004/2005 Malaysian Royal Education Award.

Puteri Syurga Malek

Chief risk officer

Boost Bank

Puteri Syurga Binti A. Malek is currently working as a chief risk officer in Boost Bank Berhad (one of the 5 digital bank licensees granted by BNM). She is part of the pioneering team who sets up the bank from the ground up, focusing on risk management. Her role includes crafting out and implementing enterprise risk management framework and risk appetite across the organisation to ensure robust risk management within the bank. As part of supporting the bank’s business, she is also responsible to implement model risk management framework that caters to different types of models including artificial intelligence in a broader context. Prior to her role in Boost Bank, Puteri was a director in financial services risk management at Ernst & Young Consulting Sdn Bhd. She has extensive experience in various projects such as risk modelling, model validation and model risk management, refining customer journey and credit process re-engineering for financial institutions in Malaysia, digital banking application submission, climate risk, resilience projects, wealth management projects, anti-money laundering analytics validation, IFRS9 model validation projects, collection optimisation projects, and more. Puteri holds a Bachelor of Actuarial Studies from The Australian National University and possesses skills in statistical modelling, risk assessment, problem-solving, and strategic solutions. 

Michele Yap

Chief risk officer, Singapore and cluster CRO, ASEAN

Standard Chartered Bank

Michele Yap brings with her a broad range of experience, capabilities and skills spanning risk management, data and analytics, retail financial services and credit trading in both regional and global roles.
Michele is currently the chief risk officer, Singapore and Cluster CRO, ASEAN. Prior to this, she was the global head of enterprise risk data and reporting for Standard Chartered, with responsibility for developing the data capabilities of the risk function and delivering risk reports and insights to support risk management and drive better decisions.
Michele was previously the head of analytics monetisation and business planning for the retail bank in ASEAN and South Asia. She has also held roles in treasury, where she worked with the financial markets business on strategic initiatives relating to regulatory reform, and was the head of group stress-testing, during which time she developed the group’s first reverse stress test.
She first joined Standard Chartered in 2010 from Barclays Capital, where she was the head of portfolio management in Asia-Pacific. Under her stewardship, the Asia-Pacific region consistently posted the highest risk-adjusted returns globally. Michele began her career in New York, where she worked in investment banking and debt capital markets, before helping to set up the active portfolio management desk trading in credit derivatives, corporate bonds and loans.
Michele is a CFA charterholder and was recognized as a Future Leader by the Institute of International Finance in 2014.
Academic and professional development
• M.S. in Computational Finance, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
• B.A. in Economics with distinction, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, USA

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Networking break

11:50 - 12:05

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What needs to be done to see the collective growth of ASEAN markets?
Merry-go-roundtables

14:00 - 15:00

This session will consist of having multiple interactive roundtables happening concurrently within the same rooms around the topic. There will be facilitators to guide the discussions. The discussions will be closed-door conversations and will be ways for the industry to come together to work through pertinent issues and challenges.

Burin Adulwattana

Managing director and chief economist

Kasikorn Research Center Company

Mr. Burin Adulwattana holds a bachelor’s and master’s degree in mathematics and economics from the University of Cambridge, United Kingdom. He has prior experiences in the financial sector with Credit Agricole Hong Kong, Bank of Thailand, and Bangkok Bank. He joined KASIKORNBANK in 2022 as Managing Director and Private Banking Business Head before being appointed Managing Director and Chief Economist at KResearch.

Firdaos Rosli

Chief economist

AmBank Group

Firdaos has been appointed as the chief economist of AmBank Group starting from 12th January 2024. He has previously worked as the chief economist at Bank Islam Malaysia Berhad and MARC Ratings Berhad from 2020 to 2023.

Before joining MARC Ratings, he served at the Institute of Strategic & International Studies (ISIS) Malaysia for almost a decade in different positions, including senior analyst (economics) to director of economics, trade and regional integration. While at ISIS Malaysia, he also worked as a short-term external consultant to the World Bank. He was a former EXCO member of the Malaysia-Japan Economic Association.

Between 2005 and 2010, Firdaos worked as an administrative and diplomatic officer for the Malaysian government under the Ministry of International Trade and Industry (MITI), where he was responsible for developing policies concerning bilateral and regional trade relations, Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) and industrial development. He also served as the senior private secretary to MITI's deputy minister in the Minister's Office from 2008 to 2010.

Firdaos earned his Master of Public Policy from the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) as a 2019/2020 Chevening scholar. He also holds a Bachelor of Arts in Accounting and Finance from Lancaster University, a Diploma in Public Administration from the National Institute of Public Administration (INTAN), Malaysia, and a Business Foundation Programme from St. Andrew's College in Cambridge, UK.

Dr. Mon Sreyleak

Senior economist

National Bank of Cambodia

Dr. Mon Sreyleak holds doctoral degree in the international development from the Nagoya University under the Transnational Doctoral Program. It is a distance learning program for middle to senior officials. She also has double master’s degree in economics from the International University of Japan (2013) and the University of New South Wales, Sydney Australia (2017). She has participated in various training courses such as Intermediate Modelling and Forecasting Techniques, International Reserves Management, Investment Strategies, Macroeconomic Management in Resource Rich Countries (MRC), Macroeconomic Diagnostic, Macroeconomic Forecasting, Financial Programming and Policies, and so forth. Dr. Mon is currently a senior economist at the National Bank of Cambodia in charge of economic research. She is also an adjunct professor at the ACLEDA University of Business as well.

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Chairperson’s closing remarks

13:00 - 14:00