Speaker

Speaker

Our expert speakers are what makes Asia Risk Congress the most detailed, in-depth event on risk and investment management for the APAC region. Take a look at this year's speakers and head back to the agenda page to check out what they'll be discussing.

Jamil Ahmed

Chief Compliance Officer

HSBC Singapore

Jamil Ahmed is the current Chief Compliance Officer at HSBC Singapore. He is a member of various industry taskforces and initiatives across Singapore focusing on anti-money laundering, terrorist financing, sanctions and fraud. Jamil is a Steering Group member of Singapore’s AML/CFT Industry Partnership (ACIP) and other taskforces/working groups established through the Association of Banks in Singapore (ABS) covering various financial crime themes.

Sam Ahmed

Managing Director & COO: Treasury & Markets

DBS Bank

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Henrik Andersson

Chief Investment Officer

Apollo Capital

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

Estelito C. Biacora

Executive Director and Treasurer

Ayala Corporation

Estelito Biacora is Executive Director and Treasurer of Ayala Corporation.
 
Current role covers oversight on treasury and financial management including origination, capital markets and risk management, operations, and governance.  Mr. Biacora also holds the positions as Director of several Ayala Group companies including AYC Finance, and AYC Holdings; Treasurer of AC Infrastructure Holdings, ASIACOM Philippines, AC Ventures Holdings, Ayala Foundation, Azalea International Ventures Partners and Liontide Holdings.
 
Mr. Biacora earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Commerce, major in Finance and Masters in Business Administration, from De La Salle University (Philippines). 
 
He has extensive experience in asset management, private banking, investment banking and trading, credit markets, hedging advisory, governance, enterprise risk management and compliance.  Prior to his current role, Mr. Biacora served as Chief Investment Officer (CIO), Senior Vice President for Global Markets, and Head of Private Banking, at Bank of the Philippine Islands.
 
Over 30 years of work experience; Mr. Biacora has been with the Ayala Group for 20 continuous years.
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Michael Blayney

Head of Multi Asset

Pendal Group

Michael has over 20 years’ investment management and consulting experience and joined BTIM from First State Super, where he was Head of Investment Strategy since January 2014. In this role, Michael was responsible for the establishment of an active asset allocation process and led the Fund’s Investment Strategy Team. Prior to this appointment, Michael was Head of Diversified Strategies at Perpetual for over five years, with portfolio management responsibilities for the manager’s range of diversified funds. Michael’s prior experience includes over 10 years in consulting roles at Watson Wyatt (now Willis Towers Watson) and NSP Buck.

Edris Boey

Head of ESG Research

Maitri Asset Management

I am a passionate sustainability professional who believes successful organisations of the future will be those who embrace ESG (Environmental, Social and Governance) principles. Throughout my career, I have seen the numerous benefits that flow to organisations who embrace their role as caretakers for future generations and embed sustainability into their business practices.

Working for a big four professional services firm followed by a large industrial and manufacturing business helped develop my skills as an ESG leader and enabled me to understand how applying an ESG lens to business practices and decisions not only has an altruistic purpose but importantly, also directly impacts the bottom line.

In my current role at Maitri, I work closely with the investment team to examine the ESG processes of potential investment prospects so we can better understand their future sustainability and growth potential.

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Alexandre Bon

Group Co-Head, LIBOR & Benchmark Reform

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.

Andrea Bonime-Blanc

Founder, Global ESG Strategist, Board Member and Author

Andrea Bonime-Blanc, JD/PhD, is founder and CEO of GEC Risk Advisory, a strategic governance, risk, ESG, ethics and cyber advisor to business, NGOs and government. A former senior global executive at Bertelsmann, Verint and PSEG, she serves on several boards and advisory boards (including Crisp, WireX, the Cyber Future Foundation & NACD New Jersey Chapter), is Independent Ethics Advisor to the Financial Oversight and Management Board for Puerto Rico and a life member of the Council on Foreign Relations. She is an NACD Governance Leadership Fellow and holds the NACD Carnegie Mellon Cyber Oversight Certificate. She is a sought-after global keynote speaker, a professor of Cyber Leadership & Resilience at NYU, and author of many articles and several books, most recently Gloom to Boom: How Leaders Transform Risk into Resilience and Value (Routledge 2020) and The ESGT Megatrends Manual 2021-2022 (Diplomatic Courier 2021). She was born and raised in Europe, speaks several languages, lives in New York City and tweets as @GlobalEthicist.

Fatema Bookwala

Managing Director, COO Markets & 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 16+ 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 Employee Resource Group at HSBC.

Rick Boost

Commercial Editor

Risk.net

Grant Burns

Chief Strategy Officer

ChangeMetrix

Experienced commodity and energy professional with established record in global marketing, optimization, trading, logistics, origination and business development. Strong focus on bulk commodities, energy, and price risk management. Proficient throughout the logistics chain from mine-site production through freight, handling and distribution to consumption.

Andrew Byron

Senior Business Specialist

AMP Capital

Andrew Byron is the Senior Program Manager for regulatory strategic projects at AMP Capital where his current focus is on both Margin and Libor Transition. He has been in financial markets for more than 30 years, primarily in senior management roles on Fixed Income sales and trading desks across the Asia-Pac region. Andrew has worked previously for Macquarie Bank, Barclays and Citi in Australia, Singapore and Japan, where he traded and managed interest rate derivatives business lines.

Andrew is a member of the AFMA Committee and has a degree in Economics from the University of Melbourne.

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Mauro Cesa

Quantitative Finance Editor

RISK.NET

Mauro Cesa is quantitative finance editor for Risk.net, based in London. He leads the team responsible for the publication of quantitative research across all brands of the division. The section of Risk.net he manages, Cutting Edge, publishes peer-reviewed papers on derivatives, asset and risk management, and commodities.
 
Mauro holds a degree in economics from the university of Trieste and a masters in quant finance from the University of Brescia.

Christine Chan

Founder

Chan Environmental Consulting

Rick Chau

Head of Sales, Asia Pacific

Qontigo

Rick is Managing Director & Head of Sales, Asia Pacific at Qontigo Limited. He is responsible for the firm’s Index and Analytics business development efforts in the Asia Pacific region.

Rick was previously at MSCI Hong Kong heading the index hedge fund and broker-dealer client coverage team in Hong Kong & Institutional Investors/Asset Managers in Taiwan. He was also the Head of Stock Exchanges & Regulators for Asia Pacific. Prior to joining MSCI Hong Kong, Rick was at FTSE as Head of Business Development for North Asia.

He has extensive business management expertise related to index products, ETFs, funds, notes and other product structures. Rick holds a Bachelor’s degree in Finance and Economics from the University of Sydney, Australia.

James Cheo

Chief Investment Officer, Southeast Asia for Global Private Banking and Wealth

HSBC

James Cheo is Chief Investment Officer, Southeast Asia for Global Private Banking and Wealth at HSBC. Mr. Cheo is a member of the Global Investment Committee for Private Banking and Wealth Management and also a member of the Regional Investment Committee in Asia. In his role, he spearheads the development of investment strategies across all asset classes for private banking and wealth management clients in Southeast Asia. Prior to re-joining HSBC Private Banking, James was Senior Investment Strategist at Bank of Singapore, where he was responsible for asset allocation and thematic research. Before that, James assumed Investment Strategist roles at Barclays Wealth Asia. From 2004 to 2009, James served as Senior Economist at the Monetary Authority of Singapore, where he was part of the team that formulated policy actions for Singapore during the 2008 Global Financial Crisis. With his knowledge and wealth of experience, his investment views are frequently sought after. He has established a strong media profile, with appearances on notable financial media including Bloomberg, CNBC, Channel News Asia, Channel 8 Mandarin News; and printed publications such as the Financial Times, Straits Times, Business Times. James graduated with First Class Honours in Finance from Nanyang Technological University. He was awarded the Chartered Financial Analyst charter in 2007.

Vladimir Cherny

Quantitative Analyst, Quant Strats Hybrid Modelling

Credit Suisse

Michael Cheung

Managing Director, Head, Credit & Portfolio Management, GCNA

Standard Chartered Bank

Francis Choi

Head of AML

Ping An OneConnect Bank (HK) Ltd

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

Edmund Chong

Banking Technology and Risk Management

The Association of Banks in Singapore

Edmund is an experienced Risk and Technology professional in the financial and technology industries. At The Association of Banks in Singapore (ABS), he oversees the Technology and Operational Resilience initiatives. Prior to joining ABS, he worked at institutions in the private and public sectors, including Deutsche Bank, UOB, Monetary Authority of Singapore and Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore. He holds an MBA (Distinction) from the University of Manchester and a BEng (First Class) from the Nanyang Technological University.

Goh Gek Choo

Executive Director, Banking Department II

Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS)

Gek Choo heads the Banking Department II in MAS.  She oversees the supervision of a mix of retail and wholesale banks and finance companies and also heads a team of financial risk specialists within the department, who are responsible for the supervision of credit, market, liquidity and environmental risks in key regulated banks in Singapore. 

Gek Choo is involved in international discussions on environmental risk management.  She is leading the Workstream on Micro-Prudential and Supervisory Practices under the Network for Greening the Financial System (NGFS), which objective is to identify leading practices and issue guidance for global supervisors on how to incorporate climate and environmental risk within their supervisory framework.  She is also a member of the Task Force on Climate-related Financial Risks (TFCR) under the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision.

Prior to her current role, Gek Choo headed the Risk Management Department and oversaw the management of MAS’ enterprise risks and financial risks relating to the management of MAS’ reserves. Gek Choo also served in the International Department and the Reserves Management Department. 

Gek Choo holds a Master of Science in Civil and Environmental Engineering from Stanford University and a Master of Science in Financial Mathematics from the University of Chicago.

David Clarke

Executive CRO - Corporate and Institutional

National Australia Bank

Andrew Cullen

Vice President

AirCarbon

Efe Cummings

Global Head of Operational Risk

Nomura

WORK Experience

Nomura International (Hong Kong) Limited, Hong Kong

Global Head of Operational Risk, Asia-ex-Japan, 2019 – present

  • Oversee and manage the implementation of Nomura’s global Operational Risk Framework.
  • Manage a global team of 50 globally.
  • Develop the firm’s risk appetite.
  • Report to the Nomura Board top and emerging risks.

Head of Operational Risk Management, Asia ex-Japan, 2015 – present

  • Oversee and manage the implementation of Nomura’s global Operational Risk Framework in Asia-ex Japan.  The Operational Risk Management framework covers regional Wholesale, Wealth, Retail Brokerage and Asset Management businesses in over 8 countries.
  • Manage team of 7.
  • Provide senior management with overview of the Operational Risk profile for AEJ, highlighting top operational risks and emerging risk.  Developed new methodology for identifying and reporting on Top Risk for the region that has improved regional management engagement.
  • Face-off to the firm’s regulators including HK SFC, Singapore MAS as well as regulators in branch countries (India, Korea, Taiwan, Malaysia, Australia, and Thailand).  Provide details on the firm’s operational risk profile and assurance around robustness of the operational risk framework.
  • Oversee and participate in high profile internal investigations as member of the Internal Investigation Committee.  Conduct forensic deep-dives and interviews on varied cases such as potential fraud, whistle blowing, client complaints and market abuse.
  • Lead global projects on Key Risk Indicators, Risk Taxonomy and Control Framework.

Head of New Business, Asia ex-Japan, 2018 - present

  • Oversee and manage the implementation of Nomura’s New Business Approval framework in Asia ex-Japan.  This includes the new product approval, significant transaction approval and reputational risk committees.
  • Manage team of 6 (4 Vice-Presidents and 2 Associates).
  • New Business Group ensures appropriate control, governance and challenge around new business initiatives.  Team reviews feasibility of new product and transactions proposals, challenges front office around key risks and mitigants, financial resource usage, reputational risk and quality of due diligence.
  • Face-off to heads of business to challenge around key strategic risk and due diligence issues.
  • Manage development of Approved Product List for internal and regulatory use.

Chief Administrative Officer Risk Management, Asia ex-Japan, 2015 – present

  • Co-ordinate and manage annual budget submissions and investment plans and monitor spend against budget.  Identify areas of cost savings.
  • Manage team of 2 (1 Executive Director and 1 Associate).
  • Prepare presentations for AEJ CRO for bi-annual town hall meetings, regulatory interactions and executive management presentations. 
  • Oversee key change projects, FinTech initiatives and remediation of control issues.

 

Nomura International plc, London, UK

Global New Business Division COO, 2012 – 2014

  • Drafted the Group New Business Approval Policy covering Wholesale, Asset Management and Retail Divisions by working with group company executives such as Global CFO, CLO, CRO and business division management.   The policy was approved by the group Board and was the first group wide policy for new business approval for the firm.
  • Developed a new product and complex transaction approval process for the Global Wholesale business by working with business leadership in Global Markets and Investment Banking.  Created procedures, led IT development of a workflow tool and an approved product database and developed global training.  Resulted in a globally consistent approach to new product approval and increased efficiency in approval of cross-border business.

EMEA Head of New Business, 2011 – 2014

  • Implemented new product and transaction approval in the EMEA business by managing a team of 7 (1 ED, 3 VPs, 3 Associates).  Improved efficiency and control around the approval processes by documenting procedures and reducing bureaucracy as measured by improved turn-around times, positive feedback from business lines and reduction in operational risk events or errors as a result of new product launches.
  • Led interaction with and managed regulatory audits conducted by Bank of England (PRA), UK Financial Conduct Authority, Bank of Japan and JFSA.  Successfully provided assurance to regulators of the robustness of new product approval process as measured by limited remediation points during a period when regulators were requesting external audits on all focus areas.
  • Improved oversight of risk and returns of new and complex products by developing product back-testing, whereby revenue generated by products were assessed after one year.  Presented findings to regional Board and business leadership, resulting in certain non-performing businesses lines being discontinued or altered.  As a result, management was provided assurance that business lines were accountable for introducing new products, processes and operational risks to the firm. 

Senior Risk Manager, Operational Risk Management, 2009 – 2011

  • Implemented the Operational Risk Framework in Global Markets and Investment Banking following acquisition of Lehman Brothers EMEA business. Worked with business line COOs and managed operational risk team of 3 individuals to develop the risk and control self-assessments by desk, implement key risk indicators and operational risk event investigation and reporting.  Operational Risk Framework was rolled-out to the businesses lines within 6 months of integration. 
  • Initiated and developed reporting for monthly risk and control meetings by regional business line which reviewed the operational risk profile front to back with representatives from all corporate departments, resulting in improved ownership of operational risk.  Expanded regional meetings to global product lines by working with Global Heads of Trading and corporate departments, coordinating with regional ORM and developing a cross-regional aggregated risk profile.  Meetings were led by head of business, demonstrating ownership of Operational Risk by first line of defense.
  • Created front-to-back trade process maps by aggregating information between IT, Operations, and trading.  Documented key controls and manual processes, which provided senior management with detailed view on infrastructure requirements.

Deloitte & Touche, London, UK

Manager, Financial Services Advisory, 2006 - 2009             

  • Advised clients on implementation of credit, market and operational risk management frameworks; advised clients on implementation of Basel II and CRD requirements.  Clients included leading universal banks, investment banks, asset managers, hedge funds and regulators.  
  • Advised on the integration of the operational risk management function with corporate security and technology risk for a leading European universal bank. Assisted in integrating Sarbanes-Oxley procedures into operational risk functions.  
  • Developed credit risk policies and procedures for a US bank starting a new deposit taking and lending institution in the UK.
  • Project managed implementation of transaction reporting tool for a leading Swiss investment bank.
  • Assisted a European brokerage in developing counterparty, operational and credit risk management around its margin lending business.
  • Developed and implemented the internal capital adequacy assessment process (ICAAP) for more than 10 banks, investment managers, securities brokers and asset managers.
  • Developed a post-merger target operating model and project plan for the integration of global Compliance functions of two leading banking groups.
  • Clients included UBS, Lloyds, ING, Barclays, RBS and various investment managers.

Export-Import Bank of the United States, Washington, DC, USA

International Business Development Office, 2002 - 2004                                                    

  • Conducted marketing and sales activities to increase Ex-Im Bank financing in southeast Europe.  Oversaw an increase in business activity by 90% and 75% in 2002 and 2003, year on year.
  • Arranged and structured and trade finance with banks, private companies, and governments.  Arranged balance sheet loans, letters of credit, secured lending, and project financing.
  • Analyzed financial statements and cash flow projections to determine creditworthiness of counterparties and projects.
  • Organized and implemented various marketing events, including Ex-Im Bank’s “Southeast and Central Europe Regional Conference” in Bled, Slovenia, which drew 250 attendees from regional governments, central banks, businesses and financial institutions.
John Cummins

Chief Investment Officer

SocietyOne

Entering financial markets in a trading capacity, John’s career spans 30 years in financial services and has included senior markets-based roles overseeing FICC businesses for HSBC, Westpac Institutional Bank, the Royal Bank of Scotland and Macquarie Bank. He has also had extensive offshore experience in both London and Hong Kong in regional and global teams across most products.

He is currently Chief Investment Officer at market-leading fintech SocietyOne.

 

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.

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Olivier D'Assier

Head of applied research, APAC

Qontigo

Olivier d’Assier is Head of Applied Research, APAC for Qontigo, responsible for generating unique regional insights into risk trends by leveraging and analyzing Axioma's vast data on market and portfolio risk. d’Assier’s research helps clients and prospects better understand and adapt to the evolving risk environment in Asia Pacific. The author of periodic special reports, d’Assier produces regional and global research on market and portfolio risk.

Previously Managing Director of APAC, Olivier was responsible for the performance, strategy, and commercial success of Axioma’s operations in Asia Pacific. Upon joining in 2006, d’Assier brought Axioma’s key innovations to the Asia Pacific marketplace via the development of Asian-centric products.

Prior to joining Qontigo, d’Assier spent seven years at Barra Inc. as VP for Asia Pacific and President of Barra Japan before servings as Executive Director for Asia Pacific for MSCIBarra.

In addition to his experience managing quantitative solutions, d’Assier spent nine years in investment banking as a sales trader in Europe and Asia for Nikko Securities and SMI Securities. He is a sought-out public speaker and regular guest on business and financial news programs with CNBC and Bl oomberg TV, providing expert commentary on investment performance, risk management, and industry challenges.

d’Assier has lived in Asia since 1996 and has worked in Singapore, Hong Kong, and Tokyo.

Peter Deans

Creator & Founder

52 Risks

Peter Deans is a former Chief Risk Officer.  Peter retired in May 2019 after seven years as Group Chief Risk Officer of the Bank of Queensland (BOQ) in Australia and a finance career of over 32 years. Peter was awarded Australian Banking & Finance magazine’s Chief Risk Officer of the Year award in 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2018.

Peter now undertakes selected risk and strategy advisory engagements in the financial services, corporate and start up/technology sectors.  Peter is a regular speaker, in Australia and overseas, on risk management, ethics, technology, and regulatory and compliance topics. 

Peter is also the Creator & Founder of the 52 Risks management framework (www.52Risks.com) and a Non-Executive Director of The Regtech Association in Australia.

Prerna Divecha

Director, Product Specialist Team, Credit Risk Solutions

S&P Global Market Intelligence

Prerna 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 tapping the Singapore debt markets. 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.

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Paul Dobbs

Bank Stress Testing and Sustainability Risk

Suncorp Group

Paul is currently working for Suncorp Bank covering Stress Testing & Sustainability Risk. His experience spans financial risk and regulations in both industry (i.e. banking) and consulting - spanning more than 20 years. He has helped to deliver optimised risk and regulatory frameworks and processes across the domains of  data, governance, scenarios analysis, risk management,  regulatory reporting, right through to the application of best fit technologies. More specifically, he has covered the domain of climate risk (including sustainable financing) for many years delivering climate risk training, consulting and CTB/RTB programs. Working with both large and small financial institutions across Australia, UK, Europe and Asia, a key focus has been to help financial institutions best align to the risk and opportunities that climate risk will create.

Paul has a Honours in Business Administration and a MSc in Quantitative Finance,  is the lead author of the Chartered Banker Institute’s Climate Risk certification and is a ABA Climate Risk Working Group member.

Rashmi Dubier

Managing Director, APAC Head of AML

MUFG Bank

Peadar Duffy

Global ESG Practice Lead

Archer Integrated Risk Management

Peader Duffy is Archer’s Global ESG Practice Lead, and is responsible for leveraging his thought leadership in the organizational risk and governance domains to provide strategic direction and collaboration across Archer’s internal and external partners in the design and development of Archer’s ESG solutions. He currently represents Ireland on the ISO technical committees for Risk Management (TC 262) and the Governance of Organisations (TC 309) where he is involved in the development and revision of various guidelines, reports and technical specifications.

Most recently Mr. Duffy had been involved with other international experts in the development of the first global governance guideline which emphasizes organizational purpose and other ESG-sustainability principles underpinning performance and long-term viability. Mr. Duffy began his 25-year career in risk management spanning multiple industry sectors in Ireland, the US and Middle East following 15 years in the Irish military.

Mike Duncan

Senior Investment Officer

Singlife with Aviva

Mike has over 25 years of experience in financial markets across structuring, trading, portfolio management and risk management in Asia and Europe.

He is currently a Senior Investment Officer with the Investment Office at Singlife with Aviva in Singapore. His responsibilities cover investments, derivatives, and structuring.

Previously he was a Derivative Specialist with AIA’s Derivatives Centre of Excellence, expanding their derivatives capabilities.

Before this, he was a member of RBS’ Capital Resolution team, managing the close-out and wind-down of non-core OTC derivative and fixed income portfolios in Asia.

Mike has also held senior roles in the United Kingdom at Audley Capital Advisors, Bluecrest Capital, RBS and WestLB.

Mike has an MBA and a Master of Applied Finance from Macquarie University and a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Otago.

 

 

Ben Dunn

Head of quantitative strategies

Eastspring Investments

Ben Dunn is the Head of Quantitative Strategies (QS). He is also responsible for research and development of quantitative signals and strategies. Ben joined Eastspring Investments (Singapore) Limited in June 2014.

Prior to joining our Firm, Ben had been a Quantitative Equity Portfolio Manager at Ankura Capital (a BNY Mellon subsidiary) for over 10 years managing both Australian and Japanese portfolios. He previously held various roles spanning quantitative research, equity trading and software engineering at Queensland Investment Corporation (QIC) and Queensland Treasury Corporation (QTC). Ben has more than 24 years of investment industry experience.

Ben holds a Bachelors degree in Information Technology from Queensland University of Technology (QUT) in Australia. He is also a CFA charterholder.

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Blake Evans-Pritchard

Bureau chief, Asia

Risk.net

Blake Evans-Pritchard is bureau chief, Asia, for Risk.net, based in Hong Kong.

Before taking on his current role, he spent five years covering regulatory issues across Asia for Risk.net, including implementation of Basel III and other international standards in regional jurisdictions.

Previously, Blake spent five years in Brussels writing about the European Union’s financial services sector and competition policy, and a number of years as Africa editor for a news service covering post-conflict restitution around the world.

During his 16-year journalistic career, he has also reported from Sudan, Italy, the Netherlands, Ghana and Portugal.

Blake holds a bachelor’s degree in computer science from the University of Aston in Birmingham.

Tom Faraday

Director, Product Marketing (International)

Galvanize

Tom has spent over 10 years working with organisations of various sizes and across multiple industries supporting them with the definition, implementation and continued success of their GRC programs. At Diligent (formerly known as Galvanize), he is responsible for ensuring our products support Risk teams and the broader IRM market with the simplification and automation of their core activities.

John Feeney

Partner

Martialis Consulting

John Feeney manages Martialis Consulting working on financial markets product and infrastructure. He has been in financial markets for over 30 years in trading and management roles across most asset classes. Mr. Feeney has worked for National Australia Bank, Commonwealth Bank in Sydney, Citibank in Sydney and London and Macquarie Bank in Sydney. Over this time he has traded and managed interest rate derivates, foreign exchange, traded credit, commodities and funding businesses. Most recently, he has been focussing on LIBOR and other IBOR transition issues as well as the broader practice areas of Martialis Consulting.

Recently, Mr. Feeney has been an ISDA Board Member and Vice-Chairman and an AFMA Board member.

Mr. Feeney has a PhD and BSc (Hons) from University of Sydney.

Michel Feijen

Managing Director, South East Asia & Hong Kong

MetricStream

Michel has been living and working in Asia in multiple countries for more than 25 years, and has held multiple senior technology roles with a focus on South East Asia and China. Currently Michel leads MetricStream (a global leader in GRC and Integrated Risk Management solutions) for South East Asia and Hong Kong.

Prior to MetricStream, Michel held senior roles at DXC Technology, HP, Accenture and Siemens, focusing on digital transformation for large ASEAN clients in various industry sectors to unlock new business value through digital initiatives using cloud, analytics, security, devsecops and many other technologies.

Michel holds a Master Degree in Electrical Engineering from the Technical University Eindhoven in the Netherlands.

Michael Fiechtner

Head of Group Technology Risk

AIA

Mike is the accountable executive to lead the development and execution of the Technology Risk Management practice for AIA Group and all of its Business Units who owns and implements Technology Governance across the Group to ensure Technology risks are well understood and managed appropriately. Responsible for the overall AIA Technology Risk Management approach and guidelines.
 

Robert Fievez

Consultant, Derivatives and Investments

AMP Life Limited

Helping AMP Life transition derivative and investment functions to a new operating model under the ownership of Resolution Life. This role has a strong focus on enabling the business to operate in a compliant manner pertinent to all APRA, ASIC and global derivative regulations whilst suitably managing financial and non-financial risk to continue providing best value to policy holders.

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Charles Firth

Managing Director

Credit Suisse

 

 

James Fong

Risk and Security Solutions – Asia

ServiceNow

James leads the ServiceNow Integrated Risk Management and Security Operations business across Asia driving the integrated risk and security management agenda through innovation and solution-based technical advisory.

As a Solution Leader, he provides leadership and coaching abilities for the team to attain set goals and targeted development to drive net new logos and drive incremental business across identified market segments and industries. This requires strong management capability across a wide geography and regional markets spanning different timezones, language, culture and risk management maturity. He also engages senior levels of organisations (Directors & C-suite levels) as well as front-line technologists to drive technology adoption and reference sites for ServiceNow across the governance, risk and compliance space.

He brings with him a wealth of experience having been instrumental in implementing comprehensive governance, risk management, compliance & assurance frameworks for top corporations throughout the region for close to 20 years. He has worked with Boards of Directors in addressing corporate-wide issues relating to governance, risk and compliance and advised them on linking risk management and business objectives.

James is also experienced in devising and establishing future risk, compliance and continuity strategies; and in particular, conducting risk-based management and operational auditing for publicly listed companies. He has also been involved in the implementation of Business Continuity Management systems and is familiar with global standards and best practice in this area.

Prior to ServiceNow, he was driving the business of GRC solutioning for a leading global GRC & Security company, was the Southeast Asia Risk & Compliance Solution Lead for Protiviti Singapore, Executive Director of Consulting Services for a regional leading risk and audit management consulting and software firm, a Management Consultant / Auditor with a Big 4 consulting firm, and was a Project Manager with a multi-national group driving business and process improvement initiatives.

He is also a prominent and regular speaker at local and international thought leadership forums and conferences on risk management, governance, assurance and internal controls.

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Markus Georgi

Head of Fixed Income Sales US & Asia

Eurex

Markus Georgi has been appointed as Eurex’ American and Asian Fixed Income Sales Head earlier this year. Previously he was responsible for Eurex’ Asian Fixed Income business and also served as Head of Eurex’ Hong office. Markus started his career at Eurex Product Development in Frankfurt in 2001 and then moved to Chicago to take on a role as Lead Business Analyst at Eurex US. In 2008 Markus joined RTS Realtime Systems, a leading trading ISV, in Singapore as Head of Product Management Asia Pacific. Early 2011 Markus moved to Newedge Financial Singapore, a brokerage firm, where he managed Newedge’s key PTG accounts in the region. Markus holds a Master of Finance degree from the Technical University of Dresden, Germany.

Michael Gibbs

CEO

Surestep

Michael is the Founder and President of SureStep – a global systems integrator specializing in GRC automation and reporting solutions.

Since 2007, SureStep has successfully completed projects across finance, manufacturing, transportation, natural resource and other industries. Those clients have ranged from 2-person risk and compliance teams to those having over 65,000 participants in their GRC programs. As the practice lead at SureStep, Mike guides clients to best practices and ensures they optimize their GRC technology investments for the long term.

SureStep provides solutions from ServiceNow, Workiva and IBM as well as GRC managed services. Mike’s team works from offices in Hong Kong and Singapore in addition to their New York and Toronto locations.

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Simon Goo

ED & Head of group risk analytics division

United Overseas Bank

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.

 

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Jing Gu

Head of Legal, Asia Pacific

ISDA

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

 

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

Sanjay Guglani

Founder & Chief Investment Officer

Silverdale

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

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

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

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

Ankita Gupta

Head, IFRS9 and Model Risk Management Technology, ERM

Standard Chartered Bank

Recognized as Digital thought leader carrying extensive years of experience with innovative mindset driving the culture of Diversity & inclusion and contributing to the company’s vision & mission.

Ankita heads the Enterprise Risk Management technology domain for the bank and is known for driving innovation, digital transformation, maximizing operational excellence and delivering financial performances to identify, evaluate, mitigate, and monitor the company's enterprise risk.

Before her current role, Ankita has worked in similar capacity at various other Technology domains within Standard chartered like GRC (Governance, Risk and Compliance) and Liquidity.

She has been an avid contributor to the Diversity and Inclusion index for the organization and runs various initiatives supporting the company's D&I agenda.

After studying Information Technology from India, Ankita worked with Fortune 500 companies which opened new avenues for her in terms of professional growth and identifying her interests in enabling next-generation technology solutions and enablement.

She is currently based in Singapore.

Charles Han

Director of FX

BMO Capital Markets

Charles is currently a Director at BMO Capital Markets within FICC Sales and Trading, and has had an extensive international career in finance having worked in HK, Singapore, NY and London spanning over 20 years within sales and trading in FX and Rates markets advising and covering the largest global asset managers, macro hedge funds, Central Banks and Sovereign Wealth Funds. A life long learner, he’s recently completed a MSc. in Fin Tech at HKUST – a highly ranked school according to the FT and completed his Bachelor of Science at Carnegie Mellon University in Industrial Management and Economics.   

George Harrington

Managing Director & Global Head of Fixed Income & Derivatives – Index

MSCI

George has over 20 years of experience in financial markets, financial technology, and global exchanges, most recently, he was in an advisory role as the Head of Global Business Development for Eris Exchange LLC. While at Eris he was responsible for overall business strategy in rates, credit and FX markets.

Prior to Eris, George was at Bloomberg, LP for over nine years where he held a variety of positions including Head of Derivative Trading, Head of Fixed Income Trading, Head of Fixed Income, Currency and Commodity Trading and most recently Head of Global Markets Mr. Harrington is responsible for global derivatives and fixed-income indexes of MSCI. In derivatives his team supports MSCI linked listed futures and options, and all exchange partnerships. In addition, he is in charge of building the MSCI product ecosystem and leads OTC Derivatives globally to drive maximum revenue for the firm and to create compelling value propositions for clients. In Fixed-Income, he leads both the MSCI proprietary Fixed-Income index business as well as the partnership strategies with Bloomberg, Markit, ICE and others.

He had many accomplishments at Bloomberg including growing execution platforms to leadership positions and leading Bloomberg STP to be only the second SEC licensee for post-trade matching.
Earlier in his career, Mr. Harrington worked at Tradeweb as Head of Credit Derivative Trading. He also worked at PricewaterhouseCoopers/Standard & Poor’s, Thomson Financial, and he began his career as a senior mutual fund accountant for JP Morgan Chase.

George obtained an MBA in finance from Boston College and a BA degree in Economics from Old Dominion University. He is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) and a former member of the CFTC Global Markets Advisory Committee.

Axel Hauke

Trader

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." 

Daryl Ho

Executive Director (Banking Policy)

Hong Kong Monetary Authority

Mr. Ho has been appointed as Executive Director (Banking Policy) of Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA) in April 2017.  His key responsibilities include implementing international regulatory standards and banking policy making, including policy on green and sustainable banking.

An economist by training, Mr. Ho joined the Research Department of HKMA in 2001.  Before taking up his present role, he had worked in various functional areas including monetary operations, market development, and financial stability surveillance.

Before joining HKMA, Mr. Ho served in the investment banking industry as an economist between 1993 and 2000.

Chua Choon Hong

Head of Financial Crime Practice Group, APAC & Middle East

Moody’s Analytics

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George Hong

Head of Asia-Pacific quantitative strategies and global product head for equities modelling

Credit Suisse

George Hong is a Managing Director at Credit Suisse, based in Hong Kong. He leads the APAC Quantitative & Risk Strategies team and is also the global product horizontal head for Equities modelling. He holds an B.A. in Mathematics and a Ph.D. in Mathematical Finance from Cambridge University.

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Rodney Hoskinson

Director, Quant Analyst, Strategic Trading and Funding

ANZ Global Markets

Rodney is a director and XVA quantitative analyst in the global markets business of ANZ Banking Group, and is based in Singapore. He co-ordinates the team working on XVA development for the Group's in-house Sky trading and risk management platform. Rodney has presented on XVA (including machine learning), interest rate modelling and credit modelling topics for all major international quant and risk conferences and was recently co-author of "XVA Analysis From the Balance Sheet" published in Quantitative Finance (Vol 21, 2021 - Issue 1) . Prior to joining ANZ in 2017, Rodney worked with the XVA desk at National Australia Bank in Sydney and also has experience as a director in financial services consulting with PwC Australia. He holds a PhD in Finance from EDHEC Business School (Singapore) and is a Fellow of the Actuaries Institute.

John Zizhuo Huang

Chief Investment Officer

LiZen Asset Management

Satoshi Ikeda

Chief Sustainable Finance Officer

Financial Services Agency, the Government of Japan

In March 2019, the Financial Services Agency of Japan (JFSA) decided to create the position of Chief Sustainable Finance Officer (CSFO), to plan and coordinate on promotion of sustainable finance internally and globally. Upon its creation he was appointed, and has been serving, as the first CSFO.

In this capacity, he covers a wide range of issues concerning sustainable finance which include, among other things, aligning private finance with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), promoting TCFD disclosures by business corporations and financial institutions alike, acting as Vice-chair of the Impact Investing Roundtable co-organized by GSG National Advisory Board of Japan and JFSA, and serving as Co-chair of the Work Stream on ESG Data and Ratings of the IOSCO Sustainability Taskforce as well as Co-chair of the Work Stream on Climate Disclosures of the FSB.

Laurent Ischi

Director, AiEX Product Development

Tradeweb

Laurent Ischi is Director, AiEX Product Development at Tradeweb. He works with major institutional investors to implement automated trading, closely collaborating to ensure the specific investment goals of clients are met. His level of expertise in low and zero touch trading helps him advise on the best ways to automate, while providing analysis to help optimize execution strategies. Before joining Tradeweb in 2018, he held roles at UBS where he worked on projects related to automated fixed income trading execution and artificial intelligence and EFG Bank where he was a multi asset class buy side trader. Mr. Ischi has an MSc in Finance and BA in Business Studies with Accounting from the Open University in the UK. He served a three-year apprenticeship at Bank Coop in Bern.

Tomohiro Ishikawa

Managing Director, Head of Government & Regulatory Affairs Office

Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group

Tomo Ishikawa heads the Government and Regulatory Affairs Office at MUFG. Ishikawa is responsible for orchestrating the group-wide advocacy strategy on financial regulatory policies. He also oversees recovery/resolution planning for the group, and government relations across the regions. Prior to his current role, Ishikawa headed MUFG’s Regulatory Strategy team for the EMEA region, based in London.

Until January 2017, Ishikawa worked as the head of the digital team within the Government & Regulatory Affairs Division at Deutsche Bank AG (based in London), where he led the advocacy engagement on technology & digital related policies.

Prior to joining Deutsche Bank, Ishikawa served as Deputy Director of Prudential Policy Office at Financial Services Agency of Japan (Japan FSA). He chaired the work stream (WS1) under the Working Group on Margin Requirement (WGMR), reporting to the BCBS and the IOSCO board, with the mandate to harmonize the margin rules across the regions.

Ishikawa started his professional career at Merrill Lynch as an investment banker. After 12 years at Merrill Lynch (Tokyo and NY), he moved to RECOF Corporation (an M&A boutique firm in Tokyo), and then to Deutsche Bank (financial institutions coverage based in Tokyo). He has 15 years of experience as an investment banker, prior to becoming a regulatory policy expert.

Tomo graduated from Keio University (Tokyo, Japan) in 1996.  He lived in Toronto, Canada, prior to studying economics at Keio.

Manish Jayswal

Head of Risk Management, Consumer & Business Banking

Westpac Group

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

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

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

 

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Man Juttijudata

Deputy Secretary General, Investment Strategy & External Fund Management Group

Government Pension Fund of Thailand

Dr. Man Juttijudata has a background in Engineering. He got his Bachelor from Chulalongkorn University and continued his path for the Master from Columbia University in New York, USA. He also received a scholarship to pursue Ph.D. from the George Washington University in DC. After gained some experiences in the US, he returned to Thailand. He joined TISCO as specialist in Economic and financial modeling covering Equity, Fixed Income and Currency. Later on he moved to Kasikorn Asset Management as Risk Manager. He also involved not only in Risk and Performance Measurement but also in Derivatives and Structured Funds. Finally, he joined Government Pension Fund in the same field of Risk Management. Then he moved to the head of Investment Strategy Department responsible for long-term Strategic Asset Allocation and short-term Tactical Asset Allocation. He was also a member of Asset Allocation team, Fund Manager Selection team, and Member Investment Choice team. Due to his exemplary performance, he was promoted as Assistant Secretary-General responsible for Strategic Management and Business Development, Corporate Consulting Group. At present, he is Chief Risk Officer responsible for Investment Risk Management, Corporate Compliance, and Enterprise Risk Management.

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Vishal Kapoor

Executive Director, Head of Group Finance Audit and Risk Audit

DBS Bank

Vishal Kapoor has 23 years’ experience in strategic planning, risk management, and capital planning advisory. He is currently heading the audit teams for Risk and Finance in DBS at the Group level. He has spent time in auditing, banking and consulting. His projects include reviewing ICAAP/ liquidity risk for 3 consecutive years for a major Singapore-based bank, and reporting the results to the board and the regulator. He addressed stress testing issues at an enterprise-wide level, set risk governance for banks in China and Singapore, conducted programme reviews for Basel II and provided over 700 hours ICAAP/ Basel III/ liquidity training to senior management and the board of various banks. Previously, he held key positions with JP Morgan, Standard Chartered, Deutsche Bank, and Credit Suisse.  He holds an MBA from Chicago Booth School of Business and is a Chartered Accountant.

Andre Kasmara

Head of FTSE Russell Index & Analytics (Yield Book) Sales, South East Asia

London Stock Exchange Group

Coming from Fixed Income background in majority of his career, Andre has overseen integration of ESG and climate risk measures into Fixed Income portfolio, not only for corporate bonds but also applicable for sovereign bonds. In his current role, he works with investment managers and asset owners in South East Asia to provide them with investment benchmarks and risk analysis solution, where he sees sustainable investment and climate risk are becoming integral part of the solution.  Andre is a CFA charterholder, received his engineering degree from Institut Teknologi Bandung and Master degree from Tokyo Institute of Technology.  He joined FTSE Russell in 2017, after nearly 15 years of career with Citigroup Global Markets in Japan and Singapore.

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Martin Kimmig

Chief Risk Officer

AIIB

Martin Kimmig is a Chief Risk Officer who heads AIIB’s risk management. He joined the AIIB from The Rock Creek Group where he held the position of a Managing Director covering emerging market equities. Prior, he spent a 24-year career at the World Bank Group in particular the International Finance Corporation where he held leadership positions in both investment operations and risk management. Martin Kimmig holds a PhD in Economics from the University of Freiburg and a CFA designation.

Gilbert Kohnke

Group Chief Risk Officer

Maybank

Gilbert Kohnke is the Group Chief Risk Officer CRO and a Member of Executive Committee of Maybank Group since 1 November 2017. He has Group oversight responsibility for the full spectrum of risk. He also leads an expert networking group as the Chairman of the Chief Risk Officers' Forum established by the Asian Institute of Chartered Bankers (AICB) to ensure continuous dialogue with key stakeholders and enhance professional banking competencies. Prior to joining Maybank, he was the Group CRO of Danske Bank in Denmark, from 2015 to 2017, where he had similar risk oversight responsibilities. During his time as the CRO of OCBC from 2005 to 2014, OCBC was rated the "Safest Bank in the World" in the post global financial crisis period.

He has over 30 years of broad-based, global banking experience, working in Asia, Europe, North America, and Scandinavia, alternating between front office and risk control function roles. Gilbert is considered as a "Thought-leader" in digital transformations of risk functions and towards customer-centric financial services. He has a proven record of implementing organization-wide risk transformations in response to the emergence of non-traditional players, increasing regulations such as raising capital requirements, and the imperative to move towards a digital ecosystem. In Maybank, he continues the mission of Maybank becoming 'The Best Risk House Across Asia' with a new focus on value creation and innovation to address digital transformations, superior customer experience and regulatory requirements.

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Mitul Kotecha

Chief EM Asia and Europe Strategist

TD Securities

Based out of Singapore, Mitul Kotecha is 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.

 

Khang Nie Lee

APAC Head of Non-Financial Risk

Credit Suisse

Khang Nie Lee is the Head of Non-Financial Risk (NFR) for Asia Pacific (APAC) at Credit Suisse.

She is a trained accountant and is a Fellow at the Institute of Singapore Chartered Accountants (FCA). Prior to joining Credit Suisse, Khang Nie was a consultant with PricewaterhouseCoopers where she ran a number of process improvement projects for clients in the financial services sector.

In Credit Suisse, she headed various functions across the CFO Division in APAC, including Investment Banking Finance, South East Asia Legal Entity Finance and SOX program before joining NFR in the CRO Division.

Gerald Lim

Director - Pricing, Valuations and Reference Data

IHS Markit

Gerald led the Totem Equity Derivatives business for North America, based out of the New York office before relocating to Sydney in 2019. He brings over 10 years of equity derivatives experience working with major sell side institutions in the independent price verification and valuations space. He holds a Bachelor of Economics and Finance from Western Sydney University, Australia and a graduate certificate in Applied Finance and Investments.

Yujun Lin

Head of Product Management, Equities

SGX

Yujun helms SGX’s award-winning equity derivatives business, which covers 99% of investible Asian GDP. The equity derivatives product suite includes flagship contracts such as the FTSE China A50, Nikkei 225, FTSE Taiwan, Nifty50, and MSCI Singapore futures and options. He was responsible for recent innovations including the Nikkei Total Return futures, the Nikkei 225 options compression service, and the FTSE Taiwan liquidity switch service.

Yujun began his career with SGX in 2006. Since then, he has accumulated experience along the exchange vertical, including market development, membership acquisition, and listed company compliance.

 

Lei Liu

Director, Equity Investments

PanAgora

Lei Liu is a Director on PanAgora’s Stock Selector team. He is responsible for alpha development, portfolio management, and investment strategies including global active long and global market neutral. Lei's research and products combine a wide range of novel datasets with rigorous statistical modelling. His work discovers sources of uncorrelated return across global markets. 

Prior to joining PanAgora, Mr. Liu graduated with a Master of Finance degree from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Mr. Liu is a CFA Charterholder.

Education:

Sloan School of Management, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, MFin

Fudan University, B.S.

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Patrick Liu

Chief Information Governance Officer

ARTA TechFin

Patrick is the former Chief Information Security Officer of Tencent’s Digital Bank in HK - Fusion Bank. He leads the team with the mission to build a secure and 100% digital bank with financial inclusion in DNA. He oversees and governs the implementation of the bank-wide information risk roadmap with a particular focus on IT regulatory compliance. Prior to joining Fusion Bank, Patrick was Deputy CISO for DBS Bank HK to look after cyber security management, incident response, data security and dealing with regulatory assessment. Patrick has held various key positions in IT security, technology risk management and audit across Asia and Europe. 

He has over 20 years of IT and Security experience including security operation, risk and control and IT audit within top tier financial institutions. As an experienced security practitioner, Patrick has been responsible for performing and managing a wide range of security consulting, risk and threat assessment, security training, cyber crisis management planning program. His contribution to the industry was well recognized. He earned multiple awards:

  • Hong Kong Police Force: Hong Kong Cyber Security Professionals Awards in 2017
  • ISC2: ISLA Asia-Pacific Honoree Senior Information Security Professional category 2018
  • Hong Kong Business Magazine: Banking Executive of the Year in 2021
  • IDG: ASEAN CSO30 in 2021
  • UK Cyber Security Awards: Highly Commended CISO of the Year in 2021

Patrick is a certified information system security professional (CISSP), Information Systems Security Architecture Professional (ISSAP), Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA), Certified in Risk and Information Systems Control (CRISC), Certified in the Governance of Enterprise IT (CGEIT), Certified Internal Auditor (CIA) and Associate Business Continuity Professional (ABCP).

Aaron Lloyd

Director

Sompo Japan DC Securities

Cici Lu

CEO

Venn Link

Prior to joining the crypto asset management industry, Cici had over 10 years of institutional banking career, specifically in Investment Banking, FI & FX trading across 4 continents.

Cici has been following blockchain technology since 2018 combined with her ESG knowledge from the recent assignment at BNP Paribas in 2021, she has a unique perspective on crypto assets as tools to enable UN Sustainable Development Goals.

She is also an ardent advocate for Blockchain applications in philanthropic management at the Association of Family Office in Asia.

John Luk

Head of FX Linear & Emerging Markets Trading, Hong Kong

Credit Agricole CIB

John Luk is Head of FX Linear & Emerging Markets Trading for Credit Agricole CIB Hong Kong. He is responsible for the banks’ EM Asia FX & Rates franchise and G10 FX franchise in Hong Kong.

Mr. Luk has spent the past 14 years trading Asia FX and Rates products in CACIB. Prior to this, he was an Asia FX trader in Standard Chartered Bank.

Mr. Luk holds a Bachelor of Science in Economics and Finance from the University of Hong Kong and Masters of Science in Investment Management from the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology.

Robert Luu

Regional VP of Customer Success, Asia-Pacific

Diligent

Robert Luu has been a Solutions Advisor and Regional Leader with Galvanize for the past 10 years, architecting strategic governance solutions and integrating technology platforms across global organizations to reduce the cost of risk and compliance, and increase stakeholder confidence and executive visibility.

In this role, he’s worked closely with Galvanize’s customer base to implement all aspects of the HighBond and Robotics platform for Risk, Audit, Compliance, IT/IT Risk, Finance, and Operation functions including data automation and continuous monitoring programs in a variety of industries such as banking, telecommunications, pharmaceuticals, retail, oil and gas, healthcare, manufacturing, hospitality, education, and the public sector. He also provides advisory and consulting services for GRC professionals embarking on digital transformation supported by his recent achievements in receiving the Certificate in Digital Risk Management. Robert now plays a key role in leading the go-to-market strategies for Galvanize’s innovative solution stack and oversees the overall success of the customers for the Asia-Pacific & Japan region as a Forrester certified Customer Experience Professional.

Matt Maddocks

Operational Risk Consultant

Operational Risk & Compliance (ORC) Professional Services

I seek to ensure the purpose of any role I undertake is leading like-minded networks collaborating to drive change and sustainable outcomes (organisational or environmental)
I am a senior independent consultant with an accountable style identifying Governance Risk & Compliance solutions that are Operationally Ready and Compliant; collaborating to understand the end-to-end transformation objective, AGSM qualified in change management, adopting process re-engineering & technology tools and methodologies such as Lean, Six Sigma, Agile, COBIT as appropriate to make the initiatives a reality; sensitive to risk culture; encouraging collaborative performance by sharing decision making; bringing others on the journey; empowering individuals & turning managers into leaders;

A passionate and respected influencer who gains buy-in and loyalty through authenticity and decisiveness with gravitas to engage and motivate at all organisational levels

My risk thought leadership is shaped by valuable insight gained through the past 10 years in operational transformation roles making them business ready & compliant for Institutional or Retail Banking & Private Wealth; 10 years in independent consulting roles and 10 years in senior executive COO style roles extending to Institutional and Investment Banking, Custodial Services, Insurance, Mutual Funds, Fixed Income, Listed & OTC Equities & FX Structured Products in major banks like Morgan Stanley, Citibank, ABN Amro, ING Barings, Westpac, ANZ Bank & Wirecard

Subject Matter Expertise shared via Operational Risk training internally and externally, ie: Myanmar Bankers Association members in 2016; Regular industry panel discussions, ie: OpRiskAsia 2016/17/18 and Hubbis Asian Wealth Mgmt Compliance Forum 2016/ 18, Malaysia SX Fintech Forum 2018 and Singapore Fintech Assoc’n Member, Panel speaker CISO FSI Online 2021.

COO style leadership or Consulting roles connecting with the management team contributing to strategy and then given the autonomy and authority to get on and get things done!

Anurag Maheshwari

Head, Operational Resilience

Standard Chartered Bank

Husband-Father-Accidental Banker

I have been in Banking & Financial Services industry for more than 20 years in variety of roles ranging from finance, project management, operations and risk management. I graduated as a Chartered Accountant starting my career in audit and consulting before moving to Standard Chartered Bank which has been my home since.

It has been a long and highly satisfying professional experience.

I have honed my skills facing on-the-ground challenges through working in country/regional roles and have also led global teams setting out policies and processes. I have led high impact programs improving client service propositions and risk management.

I am an avid traveller and have had the great fortune to work in different countries allowing me to explore the world.

When I’m not keeping busy, you can find me hiking the mountains or a remote country road exploring nature at its best.

Sophie Marnhier-Foy

Director, Product Management – Margin & Risk

Adenza

Sophie Marnhier Foy is the Director of Product Management for Margin and Risk at Calypso Technology. In her role, she designs the Calypso margin solutions to meet the various regulatory margin and clearing requirements. Currently, she is working very closely with Calypso clients implementing ISDA-SIMM to ensure that their compliance with the Uncleared Margin Rules for September 2019 and 2020 will be successful.

Ms. Marnhier-Foy is also in charge of Calypso Risk solutions including the regulatory, CCP, and counterparty risk offerings. Prior to this role, she held the position of Principal Product Manager for Calypso Middle Office solutions.

Before joining Calypso, Ms. Marnhier-Foy worked for Calyon (now Crédit Agricole CIB) in New York and Paris, working on Risk Management and Front Office project management. Prior to Calyon, she worked for PricewaterhouseCoopers (PWC) in Paris as a Bank Auditor.

Jerome Mornet

Regional Head of Risk Analytics

HSBC

Jerome Mornet is Regional Head of Global Risk Analytics, Asia Pacific (GRA ASP) in HSBC’s Risk Department in Hong Kong. Mr Mornet is responsible for the credit risk models covering Wholesale portfolios for regulatory capital, stress testing and IFRS9, Market and Counterparty Credit Risk models, Financial Crime Risk models for HSBC Asia Pacific.

Prior to his current role in HSBC, Mr Mornet was responsible for the Credit Risk models for ANZ Group and also worked for various large international companies including , ING and Accenture. Mr Mornet holds a master of computer science and a master of business administration.

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Kharen Musaelian

Founder and Chief Investment Officer

DUALITY ADVISORS

Kharen Musaelian, Founder and Chief Investment Officer, DUALITY ADVISORS

Dr. Kharen Musaelian is the founder of Duality Advisors, a firm specializing in application of machine learning to asset management. Prior to founding Duality Advisors, Dr. Musaelian was Co-Head of Global Rates and Macro at Hutchin Hill Capital, Portfolio Manager at Bluecrest Capital, and the Head of Global Strategic Risk at Merrill Lynch. Dr. Musaelian began his investment career at JP Morgan in 1995, as the Managing Director for the Proprietary Positioning business, focusing on proprietary trading of credit and interest rate products. Dr. Musaelian shared the Risk.net Buy-Side Quant of the Year Award for 2016.

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Vasyl Nair

Group Chief Executive Officer

Mine Superannuation Fund

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


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

Bhas Nalabothula

Head of European Institutional Rates

Tradeweb

Desmond Neo

Director, Cybersecurity & Technology Risk Management

Temasek

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Andrew Ng

Group Executive, Managing Director and Head of Treasury and Markets

DBS

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

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

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

 

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Campbell Nicoll

Chief Risk Officer

Regional Australia Bank

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

Simon Nursey

Head of Derivatives

QCP Capital

Erdem Ozgul

Managing Director, Direct Sales, Asia South

Numerix

Mr. Ozgul heads Numerix’s sales and operations for the Asia South region. Prior to joining Numerix, he served as Regional Product Business Director, Trade & Risk Management Practice for Reuters Asia. He held several senior-level positions in Reuters from 1998–2005.

Mr. Ozgul holds a MBA degree in Financial Engineering from ESSEC in Paris and a Bachelor of Science in Electronics Engineering from Bogazici University in Istanbul.

Amol Padhye

Executive Vice President & Head of Market Risk

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).

Sharon Pamplona

Head of Financial Crime and MLRO, Hong Kong

ANZ

Sharon has over 13 years of experience in banking and finance throughout Asia. She has been based in the Philippines, in Cambodia leading the Financial Crime and Compliance team there and providing advisory counsel for Indonesia and China, and most recently in Hong Kong. She is continuing her prolific career with ANZ Banking Group as the HK Head of Financial Crime and MLRO. Sharon has a degree in Consular and Diplomatic affairs and finished a specialized course on International Development Studies.

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Ravi Pandit

Executive Director, FX Rates & OTC Products

CME Group

Ravi Pandit serves as Executive Director, Foreign Exchange and Interest Rate Products, Asia Pacific, for CME Group, based in Singapore. He is responsible for expanding CME Group’s existing FX and interest rate business and developing new opportunities across the region. Pandit joined CME Group in August 2015, and he has 25 years of 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, Pandit worked for 12 years in Dresdner Bank and subsequently Commerzbank post-merger, where he headed up the local markets trading team, and helped build up its Asian presence in interest rate and FX derivatives trading.  Pandit also worked in various trading roles at Barclays Bank, across Hong Kong, Singapore and Tokyo, and in operations & technology at Citibank, across Hong Kong and Mumbai. Pandit holds a Masters degree in Chemical Engineering from Syracuse University and an MBA in Finance from the University of California, Berkeley.

Iris Pang

Chief Economist, Greater China

ING Bank

Iris Pang joined ING in June 2017 as economist for Greater China. She is responsible for research on the macro-economic and industry trends in the Mainland China, Hong Kong and Taiwan. Research reports from Iris are shared with ING clients on a regular basis. She is also often interviewed by the media and invited to contribute regular commentary.  

Before joining ING, Iris held a similar position at Natixis between January 2016 and June 2017. Prior to that, she was with OCBC Wing Hang Bank in a similar role for almost a decade.

Iris holds a Ph.D. in Economics from the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST), Masters in Commerce (first class honours) from the University of Auckland, and a Bachelor degree in Economics from the University of New South Wales.

Iris was an instructor at the Summer School for Applied Econometric of HKUST and taught distance learning programme on Modern China Economy at the Open University of Hong Kong.

Vivek Pathak

Director and Global Head for Climate Business

IFC - International Finance Corporation

28 years of experience in financial services spanning emerging markets in risk management, portfolio management, origination and managing all aspects of the business for East Asia and Pacific.

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Frankie Phua

Managing Director, Head of Group Risk Management

UOB

Frankie Phua is the Managing Director and Head of Group Risk Management at UOB. In this role, he oversees all risk management matters for UOB Group including credit risk, market risk, balance sheet risk, operational risk, fraud, product control and model validation.

Prior to joining UOB Risk Management, Frankie spent more than 10 years as a corporate and investment banker at international banks.

Over the past 19 years in his career with UOB, Frankie has developed expertise in areas such as credit risk modelling, counterparty credit risk, economic capital, stress testing, credit portfolio optimization and country risk management. From 2004 to 2006, he was the Basel II Project Coordinator for UOB, where he led the Group’s Basel II Internal Rating-Based implementation and obtaining approval from the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) to adopt the Internal Rating-Based Approach (IRBA) for credit risk with effect from 1 Jan 2008.

Frankie, a seasoned credit risk practitioner, is an active contributor to the risk management community. Currently he is Chairman and a Director of the Board of the Singapore Chapter of the Risk Management Association ("RMA"), an organization associated with RMA USA. He is currently appointed by Risk Management Institute (“RMI”), National University of Singapore ("NUS") as a lecturer for the Specialist Diploma course in Credit Risk Management – Corporate Banking. He is also regularly engaged by NUS RMI to teach customized risk management courses specially tailored to clients' needs.

Frankie is a frequent speaker and shares his perspectives and experiences at various international risk management conferences such as those organized by RiskMinds – the world's largest risk management conference, the International Swaps and Derivatives Association, the International Association of Credit Portfolio Managers (IACPM) and NUS RMI. Regionally, Frankie has also conducted credit risk training for banks in Cambodia, China, Hong Kong, Laos, Myanmar, Taiwan and Vietnam.

Frankie was conferred the IBF Fellow Award in Risk Management. The "IBF Fellow" is an industry veteran recognized for mastery and leadership in his profession, and commitment to industry development.

Amédée Prouvost

Former Chief Operational Risk Officer

The World Bank

Amédée Prouvost was the Chief Operational Risk Officer of the World Bank where he led the institution’s risk governance and non-financial risk practice, including operational risk management, business continuity and crisis management, enterprise risk management and corporate insurance. He also served as the Secretary of the Operational Risk, Enterprise Risk, and Financial Risk Committees.

During the last 18 months of his 37-year career with the World Bank Group (WBG), he was deeply involved in shaping the institution’s emergency response to the COVID crisis and then designing its future “hybrid work model” with a view towards improving risk awareness, achieving better risk-informed decision-making, and leading to greater resilience at the individual, functional, and institutional levels.

In earlier stages of his career, Mr. Prouvost held positions across the WBG’s finance and risk functions, including CFO of MIGA (political risk insurance), Manager for Development Finance, and Financial Representative in Europe. He also served in a variety of roles in the treasury function and as Senior Adviser to three WBG CFOs. He began his professional career at Banque Paribas (now BNP Paribas) and served as a Reserve Officer with the French Navy.

Mr. Prouvost recently joined Chapelle (Risk Management Advisory, Training, Insights) as Senior Advisor. He looks forward to addressing the ERM/ORM needs of IFIs/MDBs and UN agencies globally and working with clients in the Americas.

He also serves as faculty member with the DCRO Risk Governance Institute, as President of the Board of Alliance Française of Washington DC (voted “Best Arts & Culture Non-Profit” in DC in both 2019 and 2020), as a member of the Mid-Atlantic Regional Board of UNICEF USA, and as a member of the Academic Advisory Board of the Global Business School Network.

Mr. Prouvost holds an MBA (with distinction) from the Wharton School, a Master’s degree in economics and statistics from ENSAE Paris (one of the French “grandes écoles”), and a Master of Advanced Studies in economics and finance from Paris Dauphine-PSL University.

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Ahmad Shukri Abd Rahman

Chief Risk Officer

Bank Rakyat

Ahmad Shukri has over 28 years of experience in banking and finance, focusing on areas of risk management and Islamic Finance. He is at present the Chief Risk Officer of Bank Kerjasama Rakyat Malaysia Berhad. Prior to his current appointment, he was the Head of Risk Management, OCBC Al-Amin Bank Berhad where he served there for about 8 years. Shukri had also served at the following Banks respectively Al-Rajhi Bank Malaysia ,Bank Muamalat Malaysia, the Pacific Bank Berhad and Oriental Finance Berhad.

Shukri is Certified Professional in Islamic Finance (CPIF) under the Chartered Institute of Islamic Finance Professional (CIIF). He also holds an Executive Master in Islamic Banking and Finance from Asia E University and a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration majoring in Finance from Texas A&M University, Commerce, USA.

Brett Reeves

Executive Director

Standard Chartered Bank

With over 15 years of derivatives background, Brett joined Standard Chartered in 2013, to assist in the build out of the banks’ Prime Services business which provides financial institutions and corporate clients with access to Interest Rate, Foreign Exchange and Fixed Income Prime Brokerage and central clearing facilities. SCB Prime Services assists client to optimise their derivatives exposures, delivering efficient margining and assisting them to understand and comply with the new regulatory environment. Prior to joining the Standard Chartered, Brett occupied similar roles at both Commerzbank and Citigroup where he was based in Europe.

Kevin Rideout

Co-Head of Sales and Marketing, Markets

Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Limited

As Managing Director and Co-Head of Sales & Marketing for Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Limited, Kevin is principally responsible for global relationship management, marketing and market development.

Kevin joined HKEX in April 2015 from Citigroup, where he served as Head of Wholesale Execution Services, Asia and was Chief Spokesman on the implementation of Stock Connect in Hong Kong.

Prior to this, he was based in London for Citigroup as the Global Head of Market Infrastructures and HFT Clearing Group. Prior to joining Citigroup, Kevin spent 10 years at Thomson Reuters. He held various positions in Thomson Reuters, including Regional Manager Hong Kong, Regional Director Japan and Korea, Managing Director Asia in Singapore and Managing Director - Global Head of Relationship Management and Sales in London for Omgeo (DTCC) division.

Kevin holds a Bsc (Hons) Environmental Chemistry from the University of Hertfordshire.

Gaël Robert

Head of Global Risk Analytics

Mizuho

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


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


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

Robinson Roe

Managing Director

OneTrust

Rob is the Managing Director of OneTrust for Asia Pacific, Japan. OneTrust is the global leader in privacy, security, and governance software. In 2020 OneTrust was named the Inc 500 fastest growing private USA company at 48,000% over 3 years.

His career spans working and managing teams around the globe; Asia Pacific, North America, West and Central Europe. This includes previous roles at AirWatch(Australia) Telstra(Australia), Gartner(USA), IBM(Asia Pacific, USA, Australia) and Vickers Ruwolt.

Rob holds a Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering, Master of Management (Strategic Foresight), CIPP/E & CIPM certifications and is a qualified Fitter & Turner.

Nags Sankaranarayanan

Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer

Nomura

Nagarajan (Nags) Sankaranarayanan is Chief Financial and Administrative Officer for Asia ex-Japan currently based in Singapore. He has regional responsibility for over 600 professionals across 12 countries, overseeing Operations, IT, Finance, Corporate Real Estate and Services, Data Management and Security, Corporate Transformation and Fin-Tech projects as well as Business Continuity Management. He also sits on the board of various Nomura’s companies.

Nags has 25 plus years of work experience in various leadership roles across both business and broad corporate/support areas in investment banks and start-up hedge fund. Prior to joining Nomura, he worked at Goldman Sachs, LionRock Capital (hedge fund) and JP Morgan in capacities as Equity Sales Trader, COO, and in the CFO office. Nags also has extensive experience in setting up and managing businesses, M&A, risk management, business strategy, global project and cost management programs, offshoring and managing large teams. Over his career, he has lived and worked across multiple Asian countries, including India, Japan, Hong Kong and Singapore.

Nags is also passionate about technology and finance, as well as a keen supporter of entrepreneurship. He has invested in and actively advises and mentors technology and finance-related startups.

Nags holds an MBA from The University of Chicago Booth School of Business, is a qualified Chartered Accountant and a Cost Accountant and holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree.

Andrea Sbalchiero

Head of Swaps, Asia

Tradeweb

Hardik Shah

ESG Practice Lead

GMO LLC

Mr. Shah leads the ESG practice at GMO and is responsible for building GMO’s ESG capability across investment product areas and asset classes. He was a member of the CFA Institute’s inaugural global ESG working group (FY20) which aimed to develop an industry standard for the classification and disclosure of ESG investment products and has subsequently been selected as a member of its ESG verification subcommittee (FY21).

Prior to joining GMO in 2017, he led a global team of analysts focused on ESG ratings and thematic research at Sustainalytics. Previously, he was an ESG Ratings associate at MSCI and, as a senior climate change consultant with Ernst & Young, has helped register a wide variety of projects with the UNFCCC under the Clean Development Mechanism defined in the Kyoto Protocol.

During 2015 and 2016, Mr. Shah was voted #1 “research firm analyst who understands the challenges & opportunities facing companies” in the global Independent Research in Responsible Investment (IRRI) Survey. He earned his Bachelor of Engineering in Electronics from University of Mumbai and holds a post-graduate diploma in management - e business (finance) from We School, Mumbai. Mr. Shah holds the Fundamentals of Sustainability Accounting (FSA) credential issued by SASB, Sustainability and Climate Risk (SCR) credential by GARP, and the CFA charter.

David Sharratt

Chief Data Officer

Commerzbank AG

David has unique experience spanning the full trade lifecycle, execution to ledger. An experienced C-suite executive, David has significant exposure reporting to and working alongside CEOs and other C-suite focussing on strategic direction and operation of firms.

His geographic experience spans London, New York, Hong Kong, Singapore, Moscow and Johannesburg having held senior executive positions in ask these locations. His experience spans established and emerging markets.

Currently based in Singapore he is looking at opportunities to work with businesses focussed on growth and geographical expansion where his strategy and build experience can be leveraged.

Taichi Shibuya

Head of Sales, Japan

Tradeweb

Leo N. Shiu

Head of Business Development

Onchain Custodian

Leo has 25+ years of experience in Banking and Financial Services. Leo has worked for Credit Suisse, HSBC, and Reyl in business development roles covering Europe and Asia. Leo has experience in Wealth Management, M&A, Structured Financing, and Venture Investing. Leo was also Co-Founder of two technology start-ups; successfully exited via trade sale to EA and Softbank respectively.

Anthony Siau

Founding Partner

Kairos Capital Group

A self-driven and highly motivated person, I'm driven by the need to add value to everything I do, I'm motivated by the ability to empower and develop the people I work with, and I strived to be a source of inspiration and encouragement to the community and society that I live in. I am a highly sought-after speaker at various regional and local conferences, as well as a regular contributor to news media on current affairs.

At the professional front, I have more than 22 years of international experience primarily in the areas of consultancy / advisory, asset / investment management and capital market. Currently, I serve as the Founding Partner of Kairos Capital Group, providing advisory and consultancy services focusing primarily in capital market and asset management industries covering the Asia Pacific region.

I am also the Founding CEO of Ericsenz Capital based in Singapore, a MAS-licensed fund management company focusing on Private Equity and Venture Capital, bridging between Silicon Valley and South East Asia. I am also a Committee Member on the Investment Advisory Committee of Ericsenz-K2 Unicorn Fund and Ericsenz-K2 Unicorn Fund 2.

Saurabh Singh

Climate Risk Scientist

Co-Founded Intesel with Entela Benz. Intensel provides Tech-enhanced solution for precise analytics and better forecast of climate risk at a granular level. We use cutting Edge AI Power combined with Numerical weather prediction for granular and precise weather forecast helping financial, power, infrastructure sectors to manage their risks from climate change.

Puneet Singh

Head of APAC Quant Research

Societe Generale

Puneet Singh is a Director in the Equity Quant Research team with more than 15 years of experience in Quantitative Research and Modelling on both the buy and sell-side. He joined SG in September 2017 from Citi, Singapore. At Citi, Puneet spent 6 years in quantitative research covering Asia-Pacific, Japan and Emerging Markets and 4 years in Financial Engineering working with structuring and solutions to create and sell products to clients globally. He has also worked at Bear Stearns, HSBC, HALBIS, Arthur Andersen and 3M. Puneet has a Bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi and an MBA in Finance from the Indian Institute of Management, Calcutta.

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Manish Singhai

Chief Investment Officer

TOKIO MARINE ASSET MANAGEMENT INTERNATIONAL

Manish Singhai is the Chief Investment Officer at Tokio Marine Asset Management International. Over a 25-year career in the investment industry, Manish has previously led Asian investment teams at AllianceBernstein, Lazard Asset Management, and Aviva Investors. He also founded and managed Arjava Capital, a hedge-fund seeded by Citigroup. Manish holds an engineering degree from the IIT Delhi, is a management graduate from the IIM Calcutta, and a CFA charterholder. Manish has been very active in the area of ESG since 2000; besides regular presentations at regional and global forums, he was a key member of the Equity Advisory Group under the International Institute of Finance.

Darius Sit

Co-Founder

QCP Capital and Philip Street Partners (PSP)

Darius is the co-founder of QCP Capital and Phillip Street Partners (PSP). 

QCP Capital focuses on digital asset  trading both globally and in local markets (particularly Southeast Asia). QCP also specialises in crypto derivatives (options, forwards, futures) in CEFI and DEFI, with over 1.5 billion USD in assets deployed.

Phillip Street Partners is a Singapore-licensed fund management company with strategies in both digital and traditional assets.

Eugene Stern

Global Head of MARS Market Risk

Bloomberg L.P.

Eugene Stern, Global Head of MARS Market Risk, Bloomberg L.P.

Eugene Stern is the product head for MARS Market Risk, a Bloomberg platform that ties together the firm’s market data, reference data, and instrument-level analytics into a market risk offering for both risk managers and the front office. He helped start the business and has held a number of different leadership roles in product management, implementations, and client services. Prior to Bloomberg, Eugene spent ten years at RiskMetrics, where he started as a quant researcher, building models for market and credit risk, and eventually moved to the business side, leading the product management team and overseeing all offerings across the risk business. Eugene holds a Ph.D. in Math from UC Berkeley, and worked at the University of Pennsylvania as a lecturer in mathematics before moving away from academia to work in risk.

Jacky Man Fung Tai

Global Head of Trading

DBS Bank

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).

Hiroshi Tanase

Executive Director

IHS Markit

Hiroshi Tanase is a senior product manager within the Pricing, Valuation and Reference Data (PVR) business unit responsible for the derivatives valuations business. He leads the development and delivery of solutions relating to OTC derivatives including strategic solutions such as IHS Markit's Initial Margin Calculation service, which helps firms achieve compliance with Uncleared Margin Rule (UMR). He speaks extensively with clients globally and various other industry experts on issues relating to derivatives.

Prior to joining IHS Markit Mr Tanase held front-office roles at Credit Suisse in New York and London for over a decade, including Exotic Interest Rate Derivatives Trading and Head of Inflation Derivatives Trading for Europe. Mr Tanase holds a Bachelor's degree in Physics from the University of Tokyo.

Michael Tang

Head, Listing Policy & Product Admission

SGX Regco

Mr Michael Tang is the head of Listing Policy & Product Admission at Singapore Exchange (SGX). He oversees listing policy and rules development, as well as the listing admission of non-equity products, including debt securities, structured products and exchange-traded funds.

Since joining SGX in 2008, Mr Tang has worked in various functions within the Regulation unit and as legal counsel.

Mr Tang holds a Bachelor of Laws degree from the National University of Singapore and is admitted to the Singapore bar.

Puay Tin Teo

Executive Director, Credit & Portfolio Management

Standard Chartered

Puay Tin has more than 20 years of experience in finance, and is an Executive Director of Credit and Portfolio Management at Standard Chartered. She acts as first line portfolio manager for the bank’s Corporate Commercial and Institutional Banking (CCIB) business, with a particular focus in liquidity management and distribution, including funds transfer pricing, collateral optimisation and securitisation. Previously, she held roles such as Head of Central Funding Desk at Financial Markets and Business Treasurer at Group Treasury, where she transformed funding approaches, mitigated trading book impacts on various capital and liquidity metrics and provided balance sheet optimisation advisory to front office teams. She has led adaptation and new initiatives in face of complex and rapid regulatory and market structure changes over the years, which involved setting up banking entities in Europe and Asia. Prior to Standard Chartered, she was at DBS and Singapore Ministry of Finance. She is a Chartered Accountant and is a graduate of Nanyang Technological University. 

Vaibhav Thirani

Regional Head of Model Risk Governance, Asia-Pacific

HSBC

Jens Toepfer

Chief Risk Officer

Lloyds Bank Corporate Markets Asia

Jens joined Lloyds Banking Corporate Markets in July 2019 as Chief Risk Officer for Asia, overseeing Credit, Conduct, Compliance & Operational Risk. He has over 20 years of experience in banking primarily in Risk & Portfolio Management roles. After completing his banking apprenticeship at Deutsche Bank in Germany in 1996, he started as a Relationship Manager in SME Banking before switching to a role as Credit Officer in Austria. Having transferred to London in 2002, Jens was involved in various global projects ranging from risk policies to automated sanctioning systems. In 2004, he relocated to New York to assume a position as Senior Credit Analyst covering a portfolio of Corporates and FIs in Latin America. After returning to London in 2006 to help establishing a new credit portfolio management function, Jens ultimately became Regional Head of Portfolio Management Europe, where he was responsible for credit portfolio strategy and risk appetite adherence across all asset classes.
Having subsequently worked at Royal Bank of Scotland as Senior Credit Underwriter covering Risk Solutions & Structured Derivatives CEEMEA, Jens re-joined Deutsche Bank in 2012 as Head of Risk & Portfolio Management, Transaction Banking for Asia Pacific, and relocated to Singapore.
There he was responsible to optimise balance sheet resources ensuring adequate risk & return metrics across Trade Finance, Lending and Cash Management. Jens is a CFA® charterholder and Certified FRM. He is fluent in German, English and Spanish.

Yves Tomballe

Chief Risk Officer

MUFG

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

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

Sangeeta Venkatesen

Non-Executive Director & Investment Committee Member

Jason Michael Warner

Strategic Account Director

LCH

Jason Warner is a Strategic Account Director at LCH, based in Singapore.  As the first employee for LCH in Singapore, Jason’s focus is on supporting clearing members and their clients based in  Singapore, China, Korea, India, and broader South East Asia. 

Prior to joining LCH, Jason spent his professional career in roles at UBS and Bank of America Merrill Lynch with a focus on derivatives and clearing. His career has included being qualified as an SGX Trading & Registered Representative and he is certified as CAPM by the Project Management Institute. Jason also holds qualifications from B9Labs and R3 where he pursued his interest in Blockchain technology.  He graduated with a Bachelors of Business Administration from Roanoke College in the USA. 

Beyond his professional interests, Jason is an avid golfer and is interested in most popular global sports.  Jason enjoys travelling and has lived in the USA, UK, Hong Kong, and Singapore during his career.

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Benjamin Wong

Managing Director, Group Head of Portfolio Analytics, Risk Management Group

DBS BANK

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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Dominic Wu

Director, Head of Risk Management

BCT Group

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

Michael Wu

CO-Founder & CEO

Amber Group

Michael Wu is co-founder and CEO of Amber Group, a leading global crypto finance service provider. Prior to founding Amber Group, Michael was a quantitative analyst at Goldman Sachs, a macro trader at Morgan Stanley, and a portfolio manager at a billion-dollar hedge fund. Michael is a member of Mensa International and a 2019 Forbes 30 Under 30 Asia honoree.

Kirsten Wymer

Head of Risk Strategies and Research

BT Financial

Kirsten Wymer is Head of Risk Strategies and Research at BT Investment Solutions (BTIS), specialising in risk allocation, member analysis and asset allocation modelling techniques for multi-asset portfolios. Kirsten is a published author with papers appearing in 'The Journal of Retirement' among others. Prior to joining BTIS, she spent 15 years as a sell-side derivatives trader and quantitative researcher in a career spanning electricity, rates and equities asset classes. 
In addition to quantitative research and modelling for BTIS, Kirsten’s team also manages 10bln in cash and fixed income on behalf of BT – part of the Westpac Group.

Shun Yanagisawa

Japan Head of Futures, Clearing and FX Prime Brokerage

Citigroup Global Markets Japan Inc.

Shun Yanagisawa is a Director and the Japan Head of Futures, Clearing and FX Prime Brokerage, which sits within the Markets and Securities Services at Citigroup Global Markets Japan Inc.

In this capacity, he is responsible for managing Futures agency execution, electronic execution and clearing, OTC Clearing and FX Prime Brokerage business. He is the member of APAC regional FCX management team. Prior to joining Citi, Yanagisawa was responsible for sales and marketing at JPMorgan in Japan for over 11 years.

Approx. 20 years industry experience, Yanagisawa regularly participates in public roundtables and serves for multiple industry groups and help advocate stability for the clearing system for both Futures and OTC clearing. Shun is the elected board member, Vice President, ExCo and chairman of Operations committee of FIA Japan, interest rate swap steering committee at JSCC, Wholesale market steering committee of TFX and several working groups member of ISDA. Shun holds an M.B.A. from the University of Wales.

Dr Michael Yap

Head of Model Risk Management and Malaysia Model Validation

Maybank

Shinichi Yoshiya

Head of Regulatory Affairs for Japan and APAC

Morgan Stanley MUFG Securities

Shinichi Yoshiya is Head of Regulatory Affairs for Japan and APAC in the Legal Division of Morgan Stanley. Mr. Yoshiya covers a broad range of complex cross-border financial regulatory matters and transactions for Morgan Stanley’s Japan and Asia Pacific region including ESG, OTC derivatives regulations of Japan, U.S. and EU, the Volcker Rule, Resolution Stay, MiFID2, Brexit, LIBOR and Basel 3 capital rules. Prior to joining Morgan Stanley, Mr. Yoshiya was an attorney at Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP advising on financial regulatory matters. Mr. Yoshiya has held academic appointments at Duke University Law School as Visiting Professor and currently teaches global financial regulations at Meiji University Law School. Duke University, Law School (LL.M.), Aoyama Gakuin University, Business School (M.B.A.), Sophia University (LL.B.). Mr. Yoshiya is admitted to the bar of the state of New York.

Jakub Zalio

Chief operating officer

Übank

Jakub Zalio has more than 20 years’ experience in Banking and Consumer Finance. He is currently Chief Operations Officer in UBank - the first fully digital bank in Vietnam. Before he joined UBank, he was a Project director for APAC in Codix - a unique software solution for Consumer Finance, Debt Collections, Supply chain finance and Commercial finance. Between 2016 - 2019 he was Country Manager at APS Vietnam, a distressed debt servicer and advisor. Between 2000 and 2016 he worked in different Risk management and Operations roles on local and global level in Europe and Asia for GE Capital, Home Credit, KBC Bank and Techcombank.

Salim Zaman

Managing Director, Head of Sales & Trading, APAC

Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation

Vivian Zheng

ESG Specialist & Senior Business Development Manager, APAC

S&P Global Sustainable1

Vivian is the Senior Business Development and ESG Specialist APAC at S&P Global Sustainable1. She has advised clients from various industries on ESG Risk management and Sustainability in ASEAN and Greater China, including sustainability governance, ESG screening, benchmark analysis, materiality assessment, climate risk scenarios analysis, development of framework KPIs & target and reports. Previously Vivian worked at KPMG to support Public listed Companies to be compliant with regulatory requirements. Vivian has conducted whole sustainability reporting process for many first-year reporters in Singapore, to improve transparency and corporate governance.

Vivian holds a Master's degree from National University of Singapore.