Judges

Judges

Jocelyn Andre

Director, Head of Finance Risk and Market Data Technology Asia

Societe Generale Corporate and Investment Banking

Jocelyn is the Regional Head of Finance, Risk and Market Data Technology in Societe Generale Hong-Kong. He took over the position in July 2019 and was previously in charge of the Finance Technology team since 2017. He joined the Finance department of Societe Generale in 2007, has worked on numerous projects pertaining to Finance and Risk in Hong-Kong and Singapore before taking over the Finance projects team in 2013. Prior to that, Jocelyn worked as a consultant in capital markets in Paris for 2 years.

Peter Burgess

Independent advisor

Former head of XVA central bank, Commonwealth Bank of Australia

Consulting (2019 onwards)
− Governance, oversight and risk management
− Market analysis and development opportunities in the financial sector
− Project management
− Regulatory initiatives


Commonwealth Bank of Australia
Managing Director – Global Markets, Pricing, Capital and Valuation Adjustments (July 2016 to Sept 2018)
− Management of all pricing, structuring and risk management of XVA’s
− Quantification of Capital and optimisation across the Global Markets business
− Management of OTC Clearing, compressions and collateral
− Member of the Markets Leadership team, Markets Control Oversight Forum, Markets Business Forum, Market Risk Forum and Murex Project Steering Group
Managing Director - Global Interest Rates (June 2011 to July 2016)
− Responsible for all end to end management of the Interest Rate team globally
− Managing a global Trading and Sales teams of 120+ people across 8 countries
Head of Interest Rate Trading (June 2007 to June 2011)
− End to end product management of all derivative, STIR and Offshore Balance Sheets
− Responsible for all risk, trading and funding activity
− Business Owner of all related IT systems
− Ownership of end to end operational process and issues
Head of Derivative Trading (September 1998 to June 2007)
− Responsible for all trading, risk and profitability of the Banks derivative portfolios


Chase Manhattan Bank (Australia)
− Director – Trading (November 1993 to September 1998)


State Bank of NSW
− Head of Derivative and Debt Products (June 1989 to November 1993)


Security Pacific Australia Ltd
− Head of Swap Trading (March 1985 to June 1989)


Coopers and Lybrand
− Associate (December 1983 to March 1985)

Stuart Crosbie

Director, Central Desk | Financial Markets

Westpac Institutional Bank

Clive Davidson

Contributor

Risk.net

Clive Davidson is a freelance journalist. He has covered technology, science, business, finance, education and other topics for a range of international magazines and newspapers. He has been a specialist contributor on financial technology to Risk and associated publications since 1993.

Alexander Duke

Head of Technology for Operations, Automation, and Core Banking | Institutional Banking

ANZ

Alex Duke is the Global Head of Technology for ANZ Institutional Banking Operations. With over 20 years’ experience in the digital transformation of businesses in Asia, the UK, and Australia. Alex has held roles across operations, product design, start-up founder, strategic partnerships, project delivery, and technology. As a leader, Alex balances curiosity with entrepreneurship and a keen focus on team culture.

Minh Ngoc Duong

Chief Risk Officer

ERGO Insurance Pte

Duong Minh Ngoc is Chief Risk Officer of ERGO Insurance in Singapore, a subsidiary of ERGO Group, which is the primary insurance arm of Munich Re Group. With over 15 years in the insurance industry, Ngoc’s expertise is in investment management, asset-liability management and risk management. She previously worked for Allianz in its regional office in Singapore from 2001 to 2017. She was part of the team which set up Allianz Investment Management in Singapore in 2007 and managed Allianz’s insurance assets in Asia, steering Allianz’s investment portfolio in Asia safely through the financial crisis and improving its asset-liability management in an environment of low interest rates. Ngoc is Vietnamese, has a degree in Economics & Management from Oxford University and is a CFA charterholder.

Michael Gourlay

Chairman and Non Executive Director, Asia Advisory Board

QBE Insurance

Based in Singapore, Michael is Chairman and Independent Non Executive Director of QBE Asia.

He has over 40 years experience in the general insurance industry, mainly in Asia, with intervening periods in London and Bermuda.

He also acts as an advisor to insurtech and cyber security companies.

Graham Johnstone

Chief Risk Officer

HSBC Korea

I took on the role of Chief Risk Officer in March 2018 and am responsible for enterprise-wide risk management for our franchise in South Korea.  I have been with HSBC since 2002 having worked in Canada, Singapore, Hong Kong, Algeria, and UK before Korea.

Karen Morgan

Head of credit risk data & reporting

National Australia Bank

Karen is an accomplished Banking Professional with a strong track record in the development of Metrics Frameworks, Master Data Management & Management Information and the capability of people to drive organisation change. Karen’s experience relates to developing strategic direction of Management Information models and Portfolio operating model design and execution together with leadership of large teams.  Karen has front line banking experience through her time with CBA and has also worked in a number of Head Office roles across Portfolio Management, Finance and other Support functions such as Operations, Risk and Technology predominantly within ANZ.

She defines her career as an ongoing quest to link strategy to practical implementation, to ensure management teams are empowered with good foundations to utilise data to make informed decisions.

Karen brings a broad collection of technical, management and advisory capabilities to bear on her work. With a background in Wine Marketing she did not pursue a career in the Wine Industry and instead spent the first few years of her career in Toyota Australia. She gained a sound basis in understanding the need for disciplined methods and creative problem solving under constraints for process design. However, dealing with a manufacturing workforce, executive management and a collection of external vendors showed her how important engagement and ‘people factors’ are to delivering successful change.

A growing interest in Business Management developed, at this time she focussed on Banking and Finance through her university studies alongside an opportunity in the Marketing division of CBA. She spent the next decades refining her thinking and gaining a wealth of practical experience over many different divisions across the Australian Majors.

Karen’s work across the majors involved diagnostic analysis of their Balance Sheet for Credit Risk, operating model design for early adoption of Customer Segmentation, solution development, implementation facilitation, and change leadership in a variety of business contexts across the Personal & Institutional Banking Divisions and has been a key Subject Matter Expert in the disciplines of the Basel Accord and the principles of Data Management required to support the implementation of the accord. Karen was highly regarded for her insights both by clients and colleagues and was a key contributor to the development of several of the firm’s methodologies for Information Management. 

Since Joining NAB in 2011, Karen has held roles as the HO Metrics & Quality, for Mortgage Services and within Lending Services. She enjoyed the challenge of being in Products & Markets for 4 years where she saw the results of her work right through to the end and via thought leadership built internal capability for practical management within the product analytics teams. In the last 14 months Karen has returned back to what she calls home as it leans into all her passions, Credit Risk, Data, Governance & Reporting.

Karen is an enthusiastic, articulate and self aware individual who is passionate about facts and data for business improvement. She provides leadership, pragmatism and positive influence in her roles to deliver leveraged outcomes for the customers, the business and the people she works with.

Karen is married and has 2 children, Isabella (20) and Alyssa (19), her family and friends are everything to her as is her relationship to God.

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Vasyl Nair

Chief risk officer

Mine Superannuation Fund

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

Mine Superannuation Fund (Mine Super) is a profit to members, public offer super fund dedicated to serving the retirement needs of all Australians. Its enduring purpose is to deliver an exceptional retirement for members which achieves peace of mind along the way. Mine Super employs 200 staff and manages over $11 billion in funds for approximately 65,000 members. In addition to superannuation and pension products, Mine Super offers its members insurance and access to financial advice.

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Andrew Ng

Group Executive, Head of Treasury & Markets

DBS

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

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

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

 

David Ng

Chief Operating Officer

CSOP Asset Management

David joined CSOP Asset Management Limited as COO in 2017 and oversees Trading, Client Solutions, Risk Management, Operations, Technology and ETF Operations for the firm. He is responsible for designing and driving the infrastructure strategy of CSOP to support its business growth and development and is also currently leading the digital transformation initiative for CSOP.

Prior to joining CSOP as COO, David was the Head of Business Controls and Management for South East Asia at Bank of America Merrill Lynch, responsible for the governance and business management of the Global Banking and Markets Businesses in the region. David is also part of the local management committees of Merrill Lynch Singapore, Bank of America Singapore Branch and Bank of America Securities Limited

Previously, David had worked in a number of large financial institutions such as Barclays Capital and Morgan Stanley in a variety of roles covering operations, middle office and finance. David started his career in Deloitte as an auditor in Australia.

David holds a Master of Business Administration from the University of Chicago – Booth School of Business and a Master of Applied Commerce(Accounting) and a Bachelor of Computer Science from the University of Melbourne.

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Campbell Nicoll

Chief Risk Officer

Regional Australia Bank

Campbell Nicoll is the chief risk officer at Regional Australia Bank, having over 15 years of experience in both credit risk management and operational risk management. Campbell brings a balanced approach to risk management given his background in both risk management and corporate banking. Prior to his role at Regional Australia Bank, Campbell's roles within the financial sector includes general manager positions at ASB Bank (New Zealand) and the CRO role at the Bank of South Pacific (Fiji).

Ronaldo Peralta

Chief Risk Officer

UnionBank of Philippines

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Blake Evans-Pritchard

Bureau Chief, Asia

Asia Risk

Blake Evans-Pritchard is bureau chief, Asia, for Risk.net based in Hong Kong. Before taking on his current role, he spent three years covering regulatory issues across Asia for Risk.net, including implementation of Basel III and other international standards in regional jurisdictions. Previously, he spent five years in Brussels writing about the European Union’s financial services sector and competition policy and a number of years as Africa editor for a news service covering post-conflict restitution around the world.

Gaël Robert

Head of Risk Analytics

Mizuho

I am currently heading the Global Risk Analytics function at Mizuho.


I have started my career at Societe Generale's Economic Research Department focusing on the Eurozone. I have then worked on Counterparty Credit Risk modelling for Societe Generale, Deutsche Bank and Rabobank International in Paris, Tokyo, Hong Kong and London, putting in place centralised Monte Carlo frameworks, developing targeted solutions for wrong-way risk and non-vanilla transactions.


I hold a M.Sc. in Statistics & Economics from ParisTech ENSAE and a Master’s Degree from Sciences-Po Paris. I am a CQF and GARP FRM alumni.

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Koji Takahashi

General Manager, Risk Management Department

Sompo Holdings, Inc.

General Manager Risk Management Department Sompo Holdings, Inc. 

Mr. Koji Takahashi is General Manger of Risk Management Department of Sompo Holdings, Inc.  He assumed the role in April 2018 and has been responsible for overall risk management of Sompo Group, which holds the largest Japanese P&C insurance company, Sompo Japan Nipponkoa Insurance, Inc.  

He is responsible for managing whole spectrum of risks around the complex business portfolio of Sompo Group by making robust Enterprise Risk Management framework. 

Prior to leading Risk Management Department, he was Managing Director of Sompo Insurance Singapore Pte. Ltd. (2016 to 2017).  Before assuming Managing Director role, he was Senior Division Manager of Corporate Planning Division where he was responsible for Risk Management, Governance and Compliance of the Singapore insurer. (2012 to 2015) 

His prior responsibilities also include Planning Manager at Reinsurance Department (2006 to 2012) and Aviation Underwriter at Aviation Insurance Department (1991 to 2003) of Sompo Japan Insurance, Inc. 

He has a degree of MBA from University of California, Irvine (2006), and BA from Sophia University, Tokyo, Japan (1991). 

Boon Lee Thor

Chief Risk Officer

OCBC Bank

Boon Lee comes with 23 years of financial services risk management experience, both as a banking risk management practitioner and also as financial risk management consultant within the Asean region. Before joining OCBC as the Country Chief Risk Officer in 2017, he was the Chief Risk Officer for MUFG Bank for more than 4 years where he provided leadership and set directions for the enterprise wide risk matters in the areas of market, credit, operational risks and also business continuity management. Prior to MUFG, Boon Lee also had worked with a large local banking group in Malaysia.

He had experience as a risk management consultant covering scoring, policy and portfolio management, prepared and executed Integrated Risk Management Framework in several banks in Asean region.

 

Boon Lee graduated from the University of Warwick, United Kingdom with a First Class Honours in Management Science. He is also a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) and a member of Malaysian MENSA Society.   

Yves Tomballe

Chief Risk Officer

MUFG

With more than 15 years’ international experience in derivatives trading and risk management, Yves currently holds the position of country chief risk officer for MUFG Bank Singapore. Previously, he was head of the market risk department for Asia, responsible for monitoring the bank's market and funding liquidity risk, and overseeing the implementation of the latest local regulatory requirements across the region.

Prior to joining MUFG Bank, Yves worked as an interest rates options trader at Standard Chartered Bank in London, Dubai and New York, covering interest rates derivatives in various markets before joining the risk management team in Singapore. He started his career at Dexia Bank in Brussels as a derivatives structurer and holds a master's degree in business engineering from ICHEC Brussels.

Peter Wun

Chief Operating Officer, Global Markets APAC Greater China, Electronic Trading and Execution & Platform

UBS

Peter Wun is a COO within UBS Global Markets covering Greater China, Electronic Trading and Execution & Platform businesses across UBS's Asia-Pacific Equities franchise.  In this role, Peter is responsible for delivering the business's APAC strategy including Corporate Restructuring and Legal entity management, Business Development, Control and Regulatory Remediation, and Technology initiatives across the Global Markets product suite.  Peter is a Director of UBS Principal Capital Asia Ltd, UBS Securities (Thailand) Ltd and UBS Securities Philippines Inc.

Prior to this role, Peter was Senior Business Manager for UBS's APAC Financing Services business overseeing Prime Brokerage and Exchange Traded Derivatives, where he oversaw the acquisition and integration of a business in China, and was also previously a Director of UBS Securities Asia Limited and UBS Securities Hong Kong Limited.  Peter joined UBS in London in 2007 and previously worked at JP Morgan London and Deloitte Australia.

Peter has more than 15 years' experience in Banking and Finance across Australia, London and Hong Kong, and is a CFA Charterholder and a Qualified Chartered Accountant of Chartered Accountants Australia & New Zealand.