Speakers

Speakers

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.

Fredy Aga

Chief financial officer

Trust Bank

Fredy is a financial services leader with extensive global experience across various business cycles and markets. His career spans leadership positions across a range of businesses including retail and consumer banking, small and medium enterprises, corporate and institutional banking as well as digital banking. His key skills include strategy, financial planning and analysis, control and compliance, balance sheet optimization, governance, finance operations, risk management, innovation, and transformation.

Fredy is passionate about people and has coached, mentored, and built high performing effective teams in dynamic environments in several markets and organizations. His recent success includes building & operationalizing a one-of-its-kind digital bank in Singapore, partnering with one of Singapore's most trusted institutions, NTUC. Outside of work Fredy has a keen interest in trekking, running, music, yoga, meeting people from different cultures and learning a new skill every year.

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.

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. 

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.

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.

Dietmar Bohmer

Group chief analytics officer

Tyme

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.

Aveline Chan

Director, ESG strategy Apac lead

UBS

Aveline is the ESG Strategy APAC Lead at the APAC Chief Sustainability Office of UBS AG, which helps to drive sustainable finance initiatives across the bank in APAC. A highly experienced investment professional with over 20 years in the banking and financial industry who is also legally trained, Aveline was previously Vice President at the Asia Sustainable Finance division of WWF- Singapore. She has led the development of sustainable investment frameworks for asset managers and advised on the structuring of impact investment and financing solutions for foundations and 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. 

Dr. Ashish Chandra

Head, technology innovation, group functions

Standard Chartered Bank

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 .

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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).

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.

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).

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.

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. 

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.

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.

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).

 

Benjamin Goh

Head of enterprise risk

ADDX

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.

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." 

Thomas Hill

Head of financial crime compliance - APAC

BNY Mellon

Robert-Alexandre Hollinger

Industry expert, former chief data officer Asia Pacific

Societe Generale

Vijay Jairaj

Head, CFCC data management risk - responsible AI

Standard Chartered Bank

Anupam Jaiswal

Executive director, head of climate and environmental credit risk

DBS

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.

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.

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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.

 

Trevor Laight

Chief risk officer

CIMB

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. 

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.  

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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.

Dor Liniado

Managing director, CISO, CCIB, core technology and functions

Standard Chartered Bank

Senthil Loganathan

Chief architect, cloud

Standard Chartered Bank

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.

Zernil Lurthanathan

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

RHB Banking Group

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

Zernil’s career started in 2005 as a management trainee for Great Eastern Life Insurance and moved on to Central Bank of Malaysia in 2007 to be part of the risk management and policy development team. With sound regulatory and policy background, she moved to the Malaysian Stock Exchange in 2012 to head regulatory strategy & data analytics and subsequently steered her career to banking industry as she joined CIMB Bank in 2018, leading successful group risk strategy & regional risk-based machine learning projects. She moved to RHB Bank in 2021 to set-up and build the risk strategy, transformation & enterprise risk analytics function within group risk & credit management. She is also the project director of the RHB 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 2005 Malaysian Royal Award for Excellence.

Nan Hao Maguire

Head of technology, security resilience & third party governance

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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.

Gavin R. Maistry

Global chief actuary, life & health

Munich Re

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. 

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Gaurav Malhotra

Director

Barclays

He re-joined Barclays in 2018, having previously worked at Barclays between 2005 and 2011 as part of the regional eFX trading team. In his current role, he is responsible for the electronic markets making desk based in Singapore which prices G10, EM & NDF currencies to clients via multiple channels. He focuses on algorithmic price generation, low market impact hedging, order execution strategies and intelligent analytics. Gaurav is a recognized industry expert and has represented Barclays on multiple occasions at industry conferences, sharing his views on FX strategies and market outlook. He holds a BE (Hons) in Software Engineering from the University of Auckland, New Zealand.

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.

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.

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.

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).

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.

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. 

Barun Sharma

Global market access - APAC lead

Citi

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.

Dane Shelly

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

Citi

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. 

Hironori Shimojima

APAC deputy head and head of sustainability

SMBC

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.

Shantanu Shukla

Head of business development, FI & investments

State Bank of India

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.

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.

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).

Tancy Tan

Chief operating officer

HSBC Singapore

Mervyn Tang

Head of sustainability strategy, APAC

Schroders

Deep Thomas

Group chief data and analytics officer

Nomura

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.

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.  

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.

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

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).

Armin Paul D. Allado

Division chief, risk management division

Bureau of the Treasury, Philippines

Mr. Armin Paul D. Allado serves as the Division Chief of the Risk Management Division of the Philippine Bureau of the Treasury, supervising the risk analytics and monitoring function of the
Philippine National Treasury. He heads the Risk Analytics and Strategy initiative of the Treasury, aimed to bolster the adoption of modern technologies in computational data analytics in investment decision-making and economic forecasting. He also spearheads the financial literacy initiative of the Philippine Bureau of the Treasury to increase retail investor participation in the Treasury bonds market. 

He is also a part-time lecturer in Data Analytics and Finance at the Ateneo de Manila University and University of Asia & Pacific. Prior to his current post, he served as Chief Market Strategist for the Fund Management Division and Technical Assistant for the Debt and Risk Management Division of the Philippine Bureau of the Treasury. Paul finished MSc in Finance at the London School of Economics.

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Alexandre Bon

Head of marketing, presales and go-to-market, APAC

Murex

Alexandre looks after the definition, positioning and go-to-market strategy of Murex product solutions with a focus on Risk Management and Regulatory Transformation. His most recent work centers on the implementation of the bilateral Initial Margin and Basel III capital reforms, and on XVA desks operating models. Alexandre also co-heads the Murex task force on the Interest Rates Benchmark Reform. 

Since joining Murex in 2000, Alexandre has held both senior client-facing and product management positions, last serving as global head of the Risk Control practice and general manager for Murex Ireland, where he drove the development of the MX.III XVA management solution and Credit Risk simulation engine.

Alexandre holds a « Grande École » MSc in Management and Finance from HEC Paris.

Darren Argyle

Group chief information security risk officer

Standard Chartered Bank

Darren Argyle (CISM, CISSP) is an accomplished executive with close to 20 years in international cyber risk and security experience. He is currently the Group Chief Information Security Risk Officer (CISRO) for Standard Chartered Bank (SCB), based in Singapore, with a global scope and has held this role for the last 3 years.

During Darren’s tenure as CISRO, he has increased the positive partnership between the Risk Function and the Security Function within the first line of defence. He has also elevated the level of board engagement under his leadership, carrying senior stakeholders along the Bank’s Cyber Security journey. 

He also serves as a volunteer on the executive advisory board for cyber at Australia’s Deakin University. 

Darren is the former Group Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) at Qantas Airlines in Australia and, before coming to live in Australia, the former Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) at IHS Markit, a global FinTech headquartered in the UK. He has also held various senior international cyber security leadership roles at Symantec and IBM.

In 2018 he co-founded Cyber Leadership Institute, which delivers executive cyber leadership programs to support the next generation of cyber leaders and he remains the chairman. In 2021, he was recognised in the top 30 cybersecurity leaders in the APCA region for the CSO30 ASEAN awards. In 2022, Darren was selected as a keynote speaker and thought leader in major cyber security conferences (e.g., such as the ‘Future of Security’  in Melbourne or ‘Global Cyber Conference’  in Zurich).

Min Axthelm

Director of investment research

Endowus

Jewel Myrtel Bautista

Global industry practice lead

Moody's Analytics

Jewel Myrtel Bautista is a Subject Matter Expert within the Moody’s Risk and Finance analytics practice across Asia Pacific and the Middle East. Her key areas of focus are Credit Risk Assessment, ESG and Climate Risk management.

Prior Moody’s, she has worked with multiple financial institutions in Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam where she managed and provided a comprehensive credit assessment solution.  She has worked with one of the largest banks in the region where her primary mandate is to provide an optimal solution that incorporates both regulatory policies and internal credit policies in the bank’s end-to-end credit lifecycle process and overall risk management.

Since joining Moody’s, she has been working closely alongside with some of the leading financial institutions in Asia Pacific not only to streamline their credit assessment process, but also provide guidance and support in terms of being able to effectively identify, quantify, manage, and monitor the exposure related to ESG and climate risk.

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.

Philip Blenkiron

Asia head of execution

Deutsche Bank

Over 30 years’ experience trading all asset classes of Listed Derivatives. I started my career on the LIFFE floor, before relocating to Asia 25 years ago to trade on SIMEX, transitioning to broader roles initially for Barclays with stints in both Singapore and Hong Kong. I have spent the last 13 years with Deutsche Singapore, overseeing the Asia Listed Derivatives offering, covering high touch voice trading through to low touch electronic execution.

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.

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.

Antoine Bracq

Managing director, global head investment advisory

Antoine has 18 years of experience on both the sell-side (Investment Banking) and buy-side (Family Office). He joined Lighthouse Canton in 2018 and manages the investment advisory team, supervising the asset allocation, trade ideas and risk management across Ultra High Net Worth portfolios.

Prior to Lighthouse Canton, Antoine worked for 3 years in Dubai where he was the Chief Investment Officer of a Single-Family Office. He was previously at a Paris-based Hedge Fund for 2 years, where he was responsible for Business Development. Antoine started his career in London as an investment banker, where he worked on equity derivatives for both Société Générale and BNP Paribas for around 7 years.

Antoine graduated from INSEAD (Executive MBA) and Edhec Business School.

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David James Brown

APAC head of collateral services

BNP Paribas Securities Services

David James Brown, APAC head of collateral services, BNP Paribas Securities Services

David has over 20 years' experience in the Global financial markets working in London, New York, Hong Kong and Singapore.

David has held roles across a wide spectrum of products including securities lending, repo, OTC derivatives and prime brokerage, at a range of international banks such as Barclays, JPMorgan and UBS.

In 2009, David joined BNY Mellon Hong Kong as business development manager for tri-party collateral management and OTC derivatives services, relocating to Singapore in 2013 to focus on developing the South East Asian and Australian markets.

David is currently the APAC head of collateral services, BNP Paribas Securities Services.

Noel Carlin

Head of repo trading & collateral optimisation

ANZ

Noel is the Global Head of Repo Trading and Collateral Optimisation (XVA) within the Markets Division of Australia and New Zealand Banking Group (ANZ) based in Singapore.

With 20 years experience in trading across a number of asset classes including Repo, Bonds, Derivatives and FX, he is currently responsible for a team managing Repo Trading across markets in Australia, Asia, Europe and America. He is also responsible for managing and optimizing the bank’s global collateral across bilateral, centrally cleared and exchange margin.

Prior to joining ANZ in Singapore, Noel previously worked for a European Bank based in Dublin and London. There he had a number of roles mostly as a Derivative Trader with a focus on structured derivatives as well as Asset Liability Management.

Noel holds a PhD in Theoretical & Computational Physics from Queens University Belfast with several published papers. Prior to this Noel also obtained a Master’s Degree in Mathematics from Queen’s and more recently completed another Masters in Applied Finance  at SMU in Singapore.

Rob Carnell

Head of research and chief economist

ING

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Michelle Cheong

Head of business and content strategy, credit & risk solutions, APAC

S&P Global Market Intelligence

Michelle P. Cheong is Head of Business and Content Strategy for Credit & Risk Solutions, APAC.  Additionally, she leads global thought leadership on Credit Solutions data, driving digital and quant use cases for credit risk data delivered over desktop, bulk feed, cloud and API platforms.  Prior to this, she was global head of Product Development on RatingsXpress’ enterprise data products.  Before joining S&P Global, Michelle worked at Goldman Sachs, Blackrock and State Street as portfolio manager and risk researcher.  She holds a B.A. in Mathematics and Economics and a Masters in Engineering from Cornell University, and ABD-Ph.D. in Finance from Nanyang Business School, Singapore.

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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).

Frederick Chu

Managing director & head of financial institutions

AQUMON

Frederick is the Managing Director & Head of Financial Institutions at Magnum Research. He is responsible for developing the company’s business-to-business wealth and portfolio solutions under the AQUMON brand. Frederick has over 20 years of experience in the financial industry. He was recently the Executive Director of Asset Management at Haitong International Group leading the HaitongETF business. Prior to that Frederick was the Head of ETFs at ChinaAMC(HK), managing the firm’s ETF franchise and strategies in Hong Kong and overseas. Frederick also worked at a number of global banks including HSBC, Credit Suisse, Societe Generale, as well as Lehman Brothers in the Prime Services and Capital Markets area. He started his career as a futures trader at Refco. Frederick holds a MBA degree from New York Institute of Technology, and received his Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of British Columbia.

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).

Sadiq Currimbhoy

Head of sustainability

Vulpes Investment Management

Evolved from an Institutional Investor magazine-ranked Investment Strategist to Head of Sustainability at Vulpes, a Family Office-backed investment management firm. I have a passion for integrating sustainability into the investment process to achieve necessary and impactful environmental, societal and financial outcomes.

My shift to Sustainability accelerated in recent years, including designing and developing research approaches and shaping corporate strategy. My prior role was as the first Head of Sustainability at Maybank Kim Eng and member of the parent Maybank’s first Group Sustainability Council.

My investment approach is to incorporate both macro and micro factors with emphasis on data and rigorous process. I have built and managed ranked sell-side research teams across multiple countries.

This buy- and sell-side investment experience, across all asset classes and geographies, has provided a unique foundation for my current role. In the past, I have been Merrill Lynch’s Global Sector Strategist, the Global investment strategist at NewSmith’s macro hedge fund and also completed a consulting project on sub-Saharan Africa for Standard Bank.

I have worked in New York, London, Hong Kong (where I grew up) and am now based in Singapore.

Arjun Dasgupta

Head, Asia Pacific client management

QRM

Arjun Dasgupta leads QRM’s Asia-Pacific Client Management Group and is responsible for client relationship management encompassing consulting, client support and implementation. He partners with clients in the region to help them achieve and evolve towards best practices in integrated balance sheet management (BSM) and enterprise risk management (ERM) spanning ALM & Market Risk, Liquidity Risk, Funds Transfer Pricing, Credit Risk and Capital Management.

Prior to joining QRM, Arjun held senior roles in Risk Management, Treasury and Finance with leading banking and financial institutions in Singapore and USA.

Arjun holds a Bachelor’s degree in Technology from the Indian Institute of Technology, Madras, India and an M.S. in Mathematics, specializing in Computational Finance from Purdue University, USA. He is a CFA charter holder and holds the PRM certification.

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.

Prerna Divecha

Global lead, market strategy and development, climate-linked credit and risk solutions

S&P Global Market Intelligence

Prerna leads the global market strategy for our Climate and ESG-linked Credit & Risk Solutions. She joined S&P Global Market Intelligence in May 2017 as a Director in the Product Specialist team for Credit Risk Solutions, leading efforts in South East Asia and Japan.

Previously she was at Fitch Ratings where she was part of the Business and Relationship Management team in Singapore managing new business initiatives for the corporate ratings business. Prior to that, she spent 2 years at Standard Chartered on the debt markets desk, where she assisted Indian corporates in issuing debt in G3 and select Asian currencies, such as SGD and JPY. She also spent 7 years in J.P. Morgan’s investment banking team, covering financial institution clients in India. Prerna is a certified Chartered Accountant from India.

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.

Hai Jade Fuan

Executive director, head of product commercialisation, financing and securities services

Standard Chartered Bank

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Arjen Gaasbeek

Managing director

Verition Fund Management

Arjen Gaasbeek is Managing Director of for Verition Advisors (Singapore) Pte. Ltd., and member of the Arbitrage team. Verition is a US headquartered multi-strategy, multi-manager hedge fund with more than USD 7.5billion under management.  Previously Arjen was Managing Director for Flow Traders Asia and has also worked for Celera family office, Ingensoma, ABN Amro and Optiver. Verition focuses on global investment strategies including global credit, global convertible arbitrage, volatility and capital structure arbitrage, event driven investing, equity long/short  and capital markets trading as well as quantitative trading

Nageswara Ganduri

Head of risk analytics and global markets transformation

CRISIL Limited

  • Part of leadership team at CRISIL's Global Research and Risk Solutions business
  • Heading CRISIL's risk and quant modelling practice in UK/Europe and APAC regions. Responsible for the strong growth of the practice in these regions.
  • Experienced professional in quant, analytics, and risk management areas
  • Heading a team of 100+ strong quantitative and analytics professionals working on various engagements in the areas of model development, documentation, validation and implementation, quantitative technology, regulatory (CCAR, EBA, PRA, ICAAP, FINMA) stress testing, BASEL implementation, FRTB and IBOR transition implementation
  • Presented at conferences & webinars and co-authored white papers on stress testing and FRTB
  • Strong experience in recruiting and building strategic talent for the practice
Lorena Carbajo González

Head of technology risk

SC Ventures

Lorena heads Technology Risk.

Lorena offers over 20 years of International experience across 5 continents in shaping and leading Risk and Technology based transformations.

Continuous learner, adaptable and able to forge strong relationships with key decision-makers; becoming a trusted advisor.

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Dr. Simon Goo

Head of group risk analytics division

UOB

Simon leads a multi-disciplinary risk analytics team that oversees enterprise-wide risk management models at United Overseas Bank. The team validates a wide range of risks and measurement models. Those models can be used to assess and manage credit, market and balance sheet risks across the bank’s global business.

Prior to joining the bank, Simon held senior corporate positions in technology and finance related companies in areas such as strategic planning, private equity investments and mergers and acquisitions. He has also worked with promising enterprises to assess the potential of their technologies for product commercialization and strategic investment.

Simon holds a PhD in the field of decision control systems from the University of Newcastle- upon-Tyne (UK). He received an IChemE Jubilee prize for his research applying Statistical and Artificial Intelligence Methodologies for on-line fault detection and diagnosis in 1997.

Simon was part of the banks’ Innovation Workgroup member to bring The Finlab to launch and he had been a mentor in The FinLab. He was part of the judging panel in the Global Fintech Hackcelerator. Simon serves as a member in the Product Program Committee and the Alt-Chair person in the Valuation Adjustments working group in the bank.

 

Sanjay Guglani

Founder & chief investment officer

Silverdale

Sanjay Guglani is the Founder of The Silverdale Group, Director & Chief Investment Officer of Silverdale Fund VCC, and Director & Chief Executive Officer of Silverdale Capital Pte Ltd.

Sanjay has over 30 years of investment experience managing over a billion-dollars across a dozen funds, inter alia: Silverdale Bond Fund, Silverdale Asia Bond Fund, Silverdale Fixed Maturity Funds, and Silverdale Multi-Strategy Fund.

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

Investing is a passion for Sanjay, and he has been a frequent guest lecturer at various business schools in UK, India, and Singapore. His expert opinions are widely sought by media, from The Wall Street Journal to Economic Times India, The Straits Times Singapore to The Yield Report Australia, from CNBC to ET Now. He has delivered presentations at several forums, including at the United Nations.

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

Urvi Guglani

Investment researcher

Silverdale Capital

Urvi Guglani is an Investment Researcher at Silverdale Capital, Singapore, where she works on the quant-fundamental research strategy and leads the AI-based ESG initiative.

Prior to joining Silverdale, she worked at PIMCO New York, in their Portfolio Management division for the Total Return, Municipal, and Dynamic Bond Fund strategies. Earlier, she worked at BlackRock San Francisco, in Quantitative Research for their Systematic Fixed Income hedge fund.

Urvi is a Computer Science and Quantitative Economics (Honors) graduate from the University of California, Berkeley.

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." 

Kevin Ho

Chief risk officer and head of external asset management

Pilgrim Partners Asia

Kevin is Partner & CRO of Pilgrim Partners Asia and approaches nearly 3 decades of experience in Banking & Finance.

He was former Head of Asian Sovereign Wealth in ABN AMRO Asset Management, SVP-Head of Wealth Management Advisory at HSBC, and operated quantitative strategies in a sub-billion-dollar AUM middle eastern family office.  A former SIMEX Nikkei 225 Floor trader, he started his trading career in Citibank N.A. Treasury Services.

He has taught portfolio, wealth, AML and treasury management courses in SMU, TABF (Taiwan), Shanghai Jiao Tong, Beijing Tsinghua and Chiangmai University. He has also appeared in MoneyFM 89.3 radio and has been a regular conference speaker on investment strategies, portfolio management and AML/terrorist funding typologies.

He has an MSc in Finance from CUNY (Zicklin) and is a Doctoral candidate in International Political Economy at Rangsit University, Thailand.

Stefanie Holtze‑Jen

Chief investment officer Asia-Pacific

Deutsche Bank Private Bank

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

Prashant Joshi

Head of APAC global markets regulatory affairs

BNP Paribas

Prashant has 18 years experience in Asia, Europe & the US in financial services regulatory affairs and reforms with an increasing focus on sustainability and ESG. He has worked on assessing the business impacts of emerging ESG and sustainable finance related regulation and standards as well as analysing how markets consequently develop, fragment, and the obligations on multiple industry actors. Prashant has represented on multiple industry bodies including the ASIFMA Sustainable Finance Committee, ISDA ESG Working Group, and the ASIFMA-ISDA Public Policy Committee.

Prashant holds the Global Association of Risk Practitioners (GARP) Sustainability & Climate Risk certification, the Cambridge Sustainability Essentials Qualification, TCFD and Climate Disclosures Standard Board qualifications on climate related financial disclosures, TCFD recommendations, governance of climate related risks, and management of financial risk from climate change, as well as the Asian Development Bank’s Governing Sustainable Finance and Role of Central Banks and Authorities in Governing Sustainable Finance course.

Abdullah Khan

Managing director and head of global markets Asia-Pacific

First Abu Dhabi Bank

Masters of Business Administration, Australian Institution of Business.

Abdullah is currently Managing Director, Head of Global Markets APAC for First Abu Dhabi Bank (FAB) and is responsible for delivering the APAC Global Markets strategy. As a member of the Global Markets Executive Committee, Abdullah leads a team of senior Global Markets professionals across the APAC network and footprint. He is also responsible for the delivery and oversight of the governance, regulatory and compliance framework for APAC Global Markets, as well as a member of the Singapore Exco Management Team. Abdullah began his career in Financial Services 28 years ago in a variety of roles covering commercial to institutional banking before joining Global Markets 23 years ago. Through his leadership he has been responsible for cross-asset Sales, Trading and Liquidity Management businesses in Australia, New Zealand and Asia. His leadership around customer solutions has cultivated high performance cultures in businesses has led over the years. Prior to joining FAB, Abdullah was with Westpac Banking Corporation (Westpac) both across Australia and Asia, where he held the most recent position as Co-Head of Financial Markets and Head of Corporate Solutions, Asia. His leadership credentials extended to representing Westpac on the Asia Securities Industry & Financial Markets Association (ASIFMA), as a board member. Abdullah holds an MBA and a Graduate Diploma in Management from the Australian Institute of Business.

Thomas Kok

Group head of information security & digital risk management (ISDRM)

OCBC

Thomas is currently the Head of Group Technology Information & Cyber Risk (TICR) for the OCBC Group, where he chairs the bank's Group Technology Risk Management Committee, and is responsible for driving group-wide risk governance, risk monitoring, assessment and mitigation initiatives relating to technology, information and cyber risk.
Prior to his current role, he has served in regional and global leadership positions across Technology Risk Management, Business Continuity Management, and Information Technology Management in DBS Group, Credit Suisse AG, UOB Group and Citibank.
Thomas contributes actively to the development of the industry by participating in various committees and working groups.  These include being the vice chair of ABS Standing Committee on Cyber Security (SCCS), and chair of ABS Working Group on Revision of MAS Tech Risk Management Guidelines (PEGASUS).  Previously, he has also served as organising committee chairperson of the ABS-MAS Financial Industry Crisis Communications Exercise (FICCE) 2016, organising committee member of the ABS-MAS Industry-wide Exercise (IWE) Raffles IV 2014, and member of ABS Business Resilience and Continuity Committee (BRC). 
He often shares his insights at conferences and seminars helping to elevate competencies across the industry.  These include conferences related to FS-ISAC, RSA, ISACA, and SCS on topics of cyber security and resilience, business continuity management, crisis management and technology risk management.
Thomas holds an MBA from NUS Business School, an honours degree in computer science, and industry certifications of CISM, CRISC and CITBCM.

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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.

 

Anish Lalchandani

Global head of talent management

A.P. Moller - Maersk

As the Global Head of Talent Management at A.P. Moller - Maersk, I lead the design and implementation of talent and culture initiatives that enable the strategic transformation of the world's largest integrated container logistics company. With over 20 years of experience in HR, Talent, and Leadership roles, I have a proven track record of delivering innovative and impactful solutions across diverse and complex global organizations.

I am passionate about the future of work, upskilling, and human capital, and I leverage my expertise and insights to influence and inspire audiences as a speaker, author, and podcast host. I host the HumanWorkz podcast, a top 50 leadership podcast, where I interview leading CEOs, CHROs, authors, professors, and influencers on topics related to the changing nature of work, learning, and leadership. I am also a certified coach, a chartered member of the CIPD institute, and a mental health first aider. I serve as a board member, mentor, and advisor for various non-profit and start-up organizations, and I am always open to new collaboration opportunities.

Yoanita Loetama Lauw

Director – climate risk

Bank of Singapore

Jason Norman Lee

Managing director

Temasek

Wee Beng Lee

Head of non-traded risk

Maybank

Wee Beng is an accomplished banking and finance analytics professional with in-depth expertise in Treasury and Liquidity Risk Management. He currently works at Maybank Singapore as Head of Non Traded Risk where he has oversight on Balance Sheet and Liquidity Risk Management. Prior to joining Maybank, Wee Beng worked at different global consultancies where he help Financial Services clients on transformative treasury and analytics projects.

Koh Peng Lim

Head of non-financial risk management

CIMB

Koh Peng is an Experienced Banking Professional with Masters in Business Administration and Professional Accounting, attained CPA and CFP qualifications. She has 20+ years of Front-to-Back experience across Investment Banking, Private Banking, Consumer Banking, Corporate & Institutional Banking.

Koh Peng has been Successful in spearheading and implementation of strategic projects. Project areas covered are: Product Governance and Business Assurance frameworks, Supervisory Control framework & tool, Management Information Automated System, She has many successes in tactical projects of streamlining Operations, Risk & Control processes.

Koh Peng has been known for her strong Multitasking and Prioritization capability to Optimize Processes and Project Management. She has good interpersonal skills to lead teams of different sizes and across the region. She collaborates with different teams and functions across regions for regional and global deliveries. She has good Communications skills to negotiate and convince, and exhibits firm Commitment to Excel and to make a difference.
 

Shaune Lim

Chief executive officer

Assured Asset Management

Shaune Joined Assured Asset Management Singapore as CEO in 2021. Prior to joining Assured, he was the Director, Fixed Income Group, Mizuho Securities Asia Limited in Hong Kong. Previously, he worked at leading institutions including Credit Suisse, HSBC, and Daiwa Securities Singapore.

Shaune is a seasoned financial expert with over 20 years of experience in the banking industry and in finance. He is a proven outperformer awarded 1st in the Asset’s Best Individuals in Asian Local Currency Bonds in 2018.

Shaune holds an Executive MBA from Kellogg-HKUST. Shaune is a Certified Financial Planner (CFP ® Charterholder) and International M&A Expert.

Roy Ling

Adjunct professor

SKEMA Business School

Prof. Roy Ling is the CEO & Founder of FollowTrade. Concurrently, he is also an Adjunct Professor in Finance at the SKEMA Business School, an Academic Program Director at SMU Academy and an Independent Board Director on several listed companies in Asia.

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).

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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.

Brian Lo

Former - head of market and liquidity risk

DBS

Brian has built up a career of close to 30 years in financial risk management through AIG, Citi, BNP Paribas and DBS covering market and liquidity risk, model risk management, ALM and regulatory reform requirements implementation. He has been sharing his experiences in public conference and academia.

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.

Sanchit Maini

Chief financial and operational risk officer

Prudential plc

Sanchit is an actuary and risk manager having worked in the insurance industry for over 20 years across various firms and actuarial consulting. His experience covers risk management, financial management and reporting, product development and propositions, business planning and market entry. His work experience spans various markets across Asia, Africa, the UK, US and France.

Sanchit is currently Chief Financial and Operational Risk Officer covering risk management for Prudential’s Asia and Africa businesses.

Sanchit is a Fellow of the Institute of Actuaries of Australia, India and Singapore (FIAA, FIAI, FSAS) and a Chartered Enterprise Risk Actuary (CERA). He holds the Qualified Risk Director designation from the DCRO Institute.

 

Jacky Mak

Managing director, head of fixed income & currency product development, markets division

HKEX

Jacky Mak has more than 20 years of experience in financial services and consulting.  His roles have included chief financial officer of the Hong Kong and Taiwan branch of Societe Generale's corporate and investment banking unit and director, OTC product development of HSBC's global banking and markets group in Hong Kong.  Before joining HKEX, he was a Hong Kong-based director in Bank of America Merrill Lynch's global markets division.

In addition to an undergraduate degree in computer science from the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST), Mr Mak has an MBA and a Master's degree in investment management from HKUST.  He also has completed the advanced management programme of French graduate business school INSEAD.

Marco Mejia

Director - digital & advanced analytics

Moody's Analytics

Marco boasts an illustrious career in sales, analytics, and data solutions. His tenure at Bloomberg in London and Singapore saw him excel in various roles, from spearheading the Sales & Analytics Iberia Team to managing AML & KYC Solutions for Southern Europe and the Netherlands. As the Head of Sales and Account Management EMEA, Marco oversaw a vast team, setting sales objectives and representing the business and solutions at major industry events. Following his tenure at Bloomberg, Marco joined Fenergo as the Sales Director for ASEAN, where he was instrumental in expanding the footprint for KYC/AML solutions in the region.

Marco's expertise, combined with his global experience, positions him as a thought leader in digital analytics, technology and sales.

He currently works as a Director at Moody’s overseeing some of the largest financial institutions in the region, as well as championing Digital & Advanced Analytics.

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.

Francis CY Ng

Chief investment officer

Pacific Aegis Capital Management

Mr. Ng has over 15 years of fixed income/credit investment experience in Hong Kong, Singapore, South Korea, Mainland China, Australia, the United Kingdom, and the United States. He has been involved in over 20 projects, invested over USD 500M of debt capital over different types of transaction such as property investment, development project, pre-IPO investment, bridge loan, mezzanine debt and distressed asset, non-performing loan, and asset portfolio acquisition.

Prior to founding PACM, Mr. Ng served as the Asia Credit Opportunities Fund Portfolio Manager at STI Asset Management, Vice President & Deputy Portfolio Manager at Tianli Financial Holdings, Vice President at Softbank Investment, Assistant Vice President at Syz Asset Management, Associate at JPMorgan Asset Management, and Associate with Fixed Income, Commodities and Currencies Division at UBS AG Hong Kong.

Mr. Ng obtained his Master of Business Administration from the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology in Hong Kong and his Bachelor of Business Administration in Airport Management and Bachelor of Science in Aeronautics from the University of North Dakota in the United States. Mr. Ng is a Fellow Certified Management Accountant, a Fellow of the Institute of Financial Accountants, a Fellow of the Institute of Public Accountants, and an International Affiliate member with the HKICPA.

Mr. Ng currently sits on the Board of Directors as President and CFO at Black Spade Acquisition Co., a company listed on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) with market cap of over USD 200M.

Gareth Nicholson

Chief investment officer and head of discretionary portfolio management for international wealth management

Nomura

Gareth Nicholson joined Nomura in July 2021 as Chief Investment Officer and Head of Discretionary Portfolio Management for International Wealth Management. He is based in Singapore.

Gareth works closely with Nomura’s Global Markets and Investment Banking businesses to expand the firm’s product offerings and spearhead a streamlined, solutions-driven coverage effort for high-net-worth clients, external asset managers and family offices. With a strong institutional investment background, he creates and manages DPM strategies for fixed income, equity and multi-asset portfolios, while providing risk management support.

Gareth has over 16 years of experience in financial markets. Prior to Nomura, he was Head of Fixed Income DPM at Bank of Singapore, where he was also a member of its investment committee. Before that, he was with Aberdeen Standard Investments for almost 10 years as a fixed income trader and an Asian credit portfolio manager. He began working in finance in 2004 as a derivatives specialist with Deutsche Asset Management after an early career as a mathematics teacher.

Gareth holds a BSc in Financial Mathematics from the University of Johannesburg. He was born and raised in East London, South Africa.

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Ravi Pandit

Executive director rates & OTC products

CME Group

Ravi Pandit is executive director, foreign exchange and interest rate products, Asia-Pacific at CME Group, and is responsible for expanding its existing FX and interest rate business and developing new opportunities across the region. He joined CME Group in August 2015 and he has 25 years' experience in the financial markets. Prior to joining CME Group, Pandit was a consultant to Singapore Exchange, where he provided strategic advice and project management for its launch of listed FX futures. Before that, he worked for 12 years in Dresdner Bank and subsequently Commerzbank, where he headed up the local markets trading team and helped build its Asian presence in interest rate and FX derivatives trading. Pandit also worked in various trading roles at Barclays, and in operations and technology at Citibank.

Sage Patel

Managing director

S&P Global Market Intelligence

Sage Patel joined IHS Markit (Markit Asia) in March 2011. Before joining IHS Markit, Sage was responsible for Pricing and Valuations at Fitch Solutions. Sage has extensive product and commercial leadership responsibilities across fixed income, derivatives, and structured credit and at tier-one investment banks, starting at Salomon Brothers, Citigroup Global Markets, Bank of America N.A and RBC Capital Markets across London, New York, and Toronto.

Sage has been driving IHS Markit's (now S&P Global Market Intelligence) continued expansion into Asia-Pacific capital markets which will continue to provide optimized solutions and best practices for market reforms adoptions in an ever-changing regulatory landscape in Asia.

Constantine Pretenteris

Senior manager, climate transition finance

ICE

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David Sasson

Head of counterparty credit risk

ANZ

I have over 15 years of banking experience in both front office Trading and Risk management. I have worked on a wide range of asset classes – IR, FX, Options, xVA, etc. – and in different geography - Madrid, HK, NY and Singapore. In my current position at ANZ, I oversee xVA risk, Counterparty Credit risk and Regulatory capital for Markets. I have a double degree in Industrial engineering from the Madrid Polytechnic University and the Polytechnic Institute of Grenoble, and a master in Finance.

Elaine Seah

Head of audit analytics, group internal audit

Standard Chartered Bank

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.

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.

Clarence Singam-Zhou

Head of international banking group

First Abu Dhabi Bank

Clarence is the Head of International Banking Group at First Abu Dhabi Bank, leading the bank’s business growth across the FAB’s International network.

He was previously from Westpac Banking Corporation where he was the Chief Operating Officer, Asia and Chief Executive, Singapore. He spent his entire career in the financial services industry, primarily in Structured and Corporate Finance, and has previously worked at PwC, Rabobank, Macquarie Securities and Temasek Holdings.

Clarence speaks English, Malay and Chinese. He studied Organizational Leadership at Oxford University and holds Bachelor of Laws and Bachelor of Economics degrees from Monash University, Australia and a Master’s in Applied Psychology from Nanyang Technological University, Singapore.

Outside of work, Clarence sits on the board of Aidha, a charity focused on empowering blue collar migrant workers through financial and personal development education.

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Manish Singhai

Former chief investment officer

Manish Singhai is a seasoned investor, having joined the industry in 1993. Since 2003, he has held Asian CIO and CEO roles at global asset managers AllianceBernstein, Aviva Investors, Lazard AM, and Tokio Marine AM.

Manish is an early thought leader in the ESG space, and an active proponent of DEI. At AllianceBernstein as early as in 2000, he pioneered an inhouse Corporate Governance (CG) assessment framework, much before CG and SRI eventually morphed into ESG. In all investment processes he has since designed and led, he has ensured that ESG considerations are central but, in a pragmatic, and not pedantic manner.

Manish has also engaged continuously with corporate managements on ESG issues over more than two decades. In the early 2000s, he worked closely with a Korea University think-tank and other institutional investors to get truly independent directors elected to the boards of leading Korean corporates.

Manish was a member of the Equity Advisory Group, International Institute of Finance, Inc., and a leader/member of their Corporate Governance Task Forces on Indonesia, Malaysia, China and India. He has presented white-papers on ESG-related topics at prestigious forums such as the Fourth OECD roundtable in Asia and the Council of Institutional Investors (cii.org) plenary session in Washington DC. Very recently, Manish has created https://esg-matters.today to post periodic thought pieces on the E, S and G challenges encountered as an investor, and as a repository of ESG resources

Manish holds a B Tech from Indian Institute of Technology Delhi, an MBA Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Calcutta, and is a CFA charterholder.

Nishank Srivastava

Managing director & chief risk officer, Singapore

UBS

Nishank is a Managing Director & the Chief Risk Officer of UBS Singapore and also head of credit for Structured Lending. He has over 20+ years of experience in risk management and prior to joining UBS, he was with Credit Suisse (CS) for 10 years where he was a Managing Director and Regional Head of Credit Risk for both Investment Banking and Wealth Management businesses for South Asia, South East Asia and Australia / New Zealand; and also APAC Head of Credit Risk for Real Estate, Securitization and Leveraged Finance.  Prior to CS, Nishank was with Deutsche Bank for 7 years in Credit and Risk Management, where in his last role he was in-charge of credit risk for the Structured Lending, Principal Finance and Distressed Debt trading businesses in APAC.

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).

Rayson Tan

Industry expert

Winnie Tan

Senior vice president, sustainability

Great Eastern

Experienced sustainability professional and strategic planner.

Two things that Winnie does now for work: (i) Bringing to life the corporate sustainability strategy in Asia, and
(ii) evaluating how to manage the downside and opportunities of ESG.

Other fun things Winnie does, or used to do, at work - Strategic communications, sponsorship management and activation, Brand management and governance and Crisis management.

Who she is at work - Team player and Problem-solver. I see patterns and trends, and devise plans based on insights.

Who she is as a person - An avid reader who loves new experiences, the great outdoors and anything related to F&B.

All comments made here are personal and not representative of her employer.

Mervyn Tang

Head of sustainability strategy, APAC

Schroders

Leo Tay

Head of FX and rates trading

ING Bank

Leo Tay is Managing Director and Head of FX, Rates, and Derivatives Trading in ING Bank NV, based in Singapore. He manages a diverse and inclusive trading team across Asia, and is also responsible for eTrading and digital asset initiatives. In a broader capacity he is the Lead of Sustainability FM Products, championing the integration of ESG principles into financial market offerings. Leo holds an MSc In Financial Mathematics from the Technische Universitat Kaiserslautern, Germany and BS/BA from the Ateneo de Manila University, Philippines.

Terence Tay

Managing director

OCBC

Terence Tay heads the North Asia Cluster for OCBC, leading the hub and spoke trading teams focusing on FX and Rates businesses in the markets of China, Taiwan, HK, Korea and UK. He has spent more than three decades in the financial industry doing a trading function. He is an experienced Foreign Exchange, Interest Rate derivatives and Fixed Income trading manager with expertise in Asian emerging markets. He was also part of the team that formulated and created SGD Overnight Index Swap to the Singapore marketplace. He transacted the first SGD Overnight Index Swap in Singapore in 2000.

Having worked in various major financial institutions, in the areas of G7 Money markets and Short-Term Interest Rate Trading and now the Asian Local FIC marketplace, he has a wide spectrum of exposure in experiencing the ever-changing marketplace and landscape. He has also spent considerable time being seconded to Korea and Hong Kong to trade the local markets. Currently, outside of trading, he is involved in the SFEMC Indicative Survey committee, Financial Markets Regulatory Practice (FMRP) Examination Board and ASIFMA (Asia Securities Industry & Financial Markets Association) China Capital Markets committee.

Outside of the workspace, Terence is an avid oenophile who enjoys quiet moments of wine appreciation while undertaking the learnings of doing aquascaping and aquaponics.

He holds a MBA (Finance) from the University of Hull and is an alma mater of the School of Business Administration in the National University of Singapore.

Adrian Teng

Group chief financial officer & chief operating officer

Clifford Capital Holdings

Adrian joined Clifford Capital Holdings in August 2019 and oversees the Finance, Treasury, Strategy, Technology, Operations, and COO Office. He has 25 years of diverse international, financial, and operational experience across developed and emerging markets. He is also currently a statutory audit committee member of the Singapore Institute of Directors.

Adrian was with the Jardine Matheson Group prior to joining the firm where he was the Group Finance Director of Jardine Cycle & Carriage Limited in Singapore and Group Treasurer of Jardine Matheson Limited in Hong Kong. Prior to Jardines, Adrian spent a number of years with various global organisations in restructuring, corporate, and investment banking around the world.

Adrian holds a Master of Science in Public Policy and Management from the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London, Master of Business Administration from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Bachelor of Science from Creighton University, and the Executive Diploma in Directorship from the Singapore Institute of Directors. He has also completed the Stanford Executive Program from Stanford University, and the Asian Financial Leaders Program from the Singapore Management University.

Laura Teo

Managing director, head of prime and financing east

Standard Chartered Bank

Chun Maw Tey

Head of group IFRS 9 and Singapore credit risk model validation

Maybank

Dr. Tey is the Head of Group IFRS 9 and Singapore Credit Risk model validation in Maybank. He is also responsible for providing technical guidance on matters including IFRS 9, IRB Credit Risk, ICAAP, model risk and AI/ML.

Prior to joining Maybank in 2017, Dr. Tey was a Director and ASEAN Credit Risk Lead as part of Financial Risk Management (FRM) advisory practice in KPMG Singapore. He has supported the growth of Advisory businesses around Financial Services and Financial Risk Management (FRM) in ASEAN region and, as regional Subject Matter Expert, specifically take on an active leadership role in growing risk-related services.

Dr. Tey held other risk-related and modelling roles in UOB and Bank Negara Malaysia.

Dr. Tey has over 17 years of experience in risk management and modelling across Asia. He holds PhD and Bachelor in Electronic Engineering degrees from the University of Sheffield, UK.

Soon Kit Tham

Ant Group

Head of technology and operational risk

An internationally recognized financial services expert, Soon Kit offers deep and wide experience accumulated over 15 years in the financial services sector. Bringing a global perspective enriched with grounded experience, he is Head Technology & Operations Risk at Ant Group - Anext Bank. He is formerly Enterprise Resilience Officer at BNY Mellon assuring the firm wide business and operational resilience across multiple lines of business.

Prior to this, he was Risk Vice President of Fullerton Fund Management and Wolters Kluwer’s Asia-Pacific Risk Practice Director guiding regional risk and financial practices for its software clients. At OCBC Bank Group, Soon Kit was managing the risk of Global Treasury, Investment Banking, OCBC Securities and Bank of Singapore. He complements his expertise with international advisory experience garnered at financial software firm Misys / Finastra where he led the risk management teams to solve broader subjects of banking risk with financial firms, banks, regulators in Europe and Asia. Prior to this, Soon Kit provided consulting at Moody’s Analytics.

Recognized for his practical expertise by regional banking conferences and professional media, Soon Kit has contributed many live and case interviews to breaking news developments and industry best practice conferences. 

Graduating with honors in Quantitative Finance from the National University of Singapore, he is also a certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist and an Energy Risk Professional.

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.

Subbaiyan Vaithinathan

Head of financial regulatory products, APAC

Adenza

Subbaiyan is a RegTech expert in enabling financial institutions to navigate their data and reporting transformation journeys. With a track record of working across more than 10 regulatory jurisdictions, he is skilled at innovating RegTech solutions for various regimes, including MAS, HKMA, APRA, RBI, among others. His vision is to establish industry-standard regulatory solutions that alleviate the compliance burden for financial institutions and helps regulators achieve precise data collection.

Rohit Verma

Head of Asia Pacific

LCH

Rohit Verma is Head of Asia Pacific at LCH, responsible for managing operations and sales to drive LCH’s continued expansion in the region.

Rohit has over 20 years’ experience in the derivatives, prime brokerage and risk management space. Before joining LCH in 2021, he spent nine years in senior strategic roles at Citi, including Head of Clearing and FX Prime Brokerage in APAC. During his tenure, Rohit also represented Citi at various Asian exchange risk committees and workgroups. Prior to this, he was Deutsche Bank’s APAC Head of Risk Management, overseeing market and counterparty risk management for their asset management business.

Rohit holds an MBA in Finance from the National University of Singapore and is FRM certified.

Benjamin Wong

Managing director, group head of portfolio analytics

DBS

Benjamin Wong joined DBS Bank in July 2017 as Managing Director, Head of ECL Accounting & Analytics in Group Finance, responsible for group wide implementation of IFRS9.  Benjamin moved to his current role at the Risk Management Group in Oct 2018, with global responsibility for Wholesale & Retail credit risk analytics, climate change risk modelling and stress testing.  Benjamin has over 25 years of international experience in London, Singapore, Hong Kong and Toronto in the areas of credit risk management, credit & market risk analytic modelling, climate change risk and stress testing.

Prior to his positions at DBS Bank, he was the Global Head of Wholesale Risk Analytics in HSBC London responsible for leading the end-to-end development, implementation and management of global analytics and modelling systems for Wholesale Credit risk used for risk management, pricing, stress testing, IFRS9 provisioning, economic capital and regulatory RWA reporting.  Prior to this role he was the Asia Pacific Regional Head of Global Risk Analytics in HSBC Hong Kong.  He has held similar roles before in credit risk analytics in Singapore and Toronto, though he started his banking career as management associate in credit risk management in Citibank Hong Kong.

Benjamin holds Master’s degrees in Financial Engineering and Business Administration, and the designations of Sustainability & Climate Risk (SCR) Certificate, CFA, FRM, CPA and CGA.

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Duncan Wood

Global editorial director

Risk.net

Duncan Wood is the London-based editor-in-chief of Risk.net. He was promoted to the role at the start of 2015, to lead the editorial reorganisation of the website and its print titles. Wood had been editor of Risk magazine since July 2011. He rejoined Risk as European editor in October 2009, having originally worked for Risk and Asia Risk in London and Hong Kong as a writer and researcher between 1998 and 2000.

In the intervening years, Wood was news editor for the Oliver Wyman-founded online start-up ERisk.com. He also worked freelance for six years while living in Germany, with his work featuring in Euromoney, Financial News, IFR, and The Wall Street Journal, as well as Risk magazine and its sister titles. Wood has written about derivatives and risk throughout his 17-year career in journalism. He is a Neal Awards finalist, and has won Incisive Media's journalist and editor of the year awards.

Lu Ping Xu

Data scientist lead

OCBC

Xu Luping, is a highly accomplished data scientist leader with OCBC bank, AI Lab.

She started her career with JP Morgan as quantitative analyst, her passion for combining data science with finance led her to delve deeper into the potential applications of AI in risk management, continuously explored innovative ways to integrate AI technologies into credit risk modeling, fraud detection, and stress testing.

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.

Robin Zhang

Chief operating officer

Winfield

Roger Zhu

Chief executive officer

Winfield Global Capital Pte Ltd