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.

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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.

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.

Grant Burns

Head of Trading

Galaxy Energy & Resources

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.

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 Chernyy

Quantitative Analyst, Quant Strats Hybrid Modelling

Credit Suisse

Michael Cheung

Managing Director, Head, Credit & Portfolio Management, GCNA

Standard Chartered Bank

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.

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.

David Clarke

Executive CRO - Corporate and Institutional

National Australia Bank

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.

Karla Angelleen Dalisay-Menorca

Chief Risk Officer

Chang Hwa Commercial Bank

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

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.

Benjamin Deng

Group Chief Investment Officer

China Pacific Insurance (Group) Ltd.

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

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

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

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 scenario analysis - Climate, Market and Financial Risk Analytics

Suncorp Group

Paul is a risk and regulatory specialist and have worked in banking/ capital markets, risk & regulatory technology and risk consultancy for more than 20 years. He helps to deliver quality risk and regulatory consultancy across the domains of  data, governance, scenarios analysis/ stress testing and risk/regulatory reporting, right through to the application of digital technology. He covers the domain of climate change risk (including TCDF disclosures and sustainable financing) extensively, where he has also been training/consulting global organisations around the enhancements of banks risk and reporting frameworks. He has worked with both large and small financial institutions globally with the objective of addressing the combined challenges of climate change risks and regulations but also their opportunities.

He has a Honours in Business Administration and a MSc in Quantitative Finance and he is currently completing his GARP Sustainability and Climate Risk certification.

He is in the process of joining the board of a ESG data provider and has also been asked to help design the syllabus for a leading industry banking body.

Rashmi Dubier

Managing Director, APAC Head of AML

MUFG Bank

Peader 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

Investment Solutions

AIA

Mike has over 20 years of experience in financial markets across structuring, trading, portfolio management and risk management in Asia and Europe.

He is currently a member of Derivative Specialist in AIA’s Derivatives Centre of Excellence, expanding their derivatives capabilities, including UMR, collateral optimisation and transformation, clearing, compression, systems, counterparties, and new instruments.

Previously, 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 Pacific.

Before this, Mike held senior roles 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.

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.
 

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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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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

Responsible for leadership, innovation, and managing platforms to identify, evaluate, mitigate, and monitor the company's enterprise risk.
Ensure the model risk management are in compliance with applicable regulations, rating agency standards and strategic imperatives of the organization by enabling Standard chartered with the necessary platforms and solutions . The key is continuous innovation that comes with agility.

Driving and inspiring teams to build and run platform that enable the Functions to provide faster time to market solutions and at the same time stabilise what is in place.

Axel Hauke

Treasury Manager – Trader

Agrocorp International

"Financial professional with 10 years of Treasury and Risk management experience in Asia Pacific. Specialized in managing Financial Markets exposures of soft-commodity traders. Now focused on managing Agrocorp’s foreign exchange exposure."

Shuichi Hayashida

Head of Japan & Vice Head of Southeast Asia

World Bank Group, MIGA

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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

 

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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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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.

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 Security Officer

Fusion Bank

Patrick Liu has more than 20 years of IT and Security experience including security operation, risk and control and IT audit within top tier financial institutions. As an experience security practitioner, Patrick has been responsible for performing and managing a wide range of security consulting, risk and threat assessment, security training, cyber crisis management planning program. Patrick is currently the CISO of Fusion Bank. He was awarded the Hong Kong Cyber Security Professionals Awards in 2017 in recognition of his commitment in the cyber security field.

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

Aaron Lloyd

Director

Sompo Japan DC Securities

Cici Lu

Senior PM, Managing Partner (Apollo Capital Portfolios)

Pilgrim Partners Asia

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.

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.

Max Martirani

Portfolio Manager

Infini Capital

Jerome Mornet

Head of Global Risk Analytics Asia Pacific

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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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.

David Ng

Chief Operating Officer

CSOP Asset Management

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

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

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

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

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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.

 

Simon Nursey

Head of Derivatives

QCP Capital

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 interest rate & FX 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.

Sage Patel

Managing Director, Head of Pricing, Valuations and Reference Data – Asia Pacific

IHS MARKIT

Sage Patel has been with IHS Markit since 2011, starting with the legacy Markit entity. Prior to joining Markit, Sage was responsible for Pricing and Valuations at Fitch Solutions. He spent a portion of his career at tier-one investment banks, starting at Salomon Brothers then Citi Global Markets, Bank of America N.A and RBC Capital Markets across Fixed income Trading, Product Management and Product Development functions across London, New York and Toronto.

Over the last 9 years, Sage has been driving IHS Markit's expansion into the APAC Fixed Income markets, more recently expanding his responsibilities into IHS Markit's Derivatives business providing solutions addressing challenges and market reforms faced by our customers in today's ever-changing regulatory landscape.

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.

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.

Louis Rosato

Director – Investment Operations, Global Business Strategy and Relationship Management

BlackRock

Nags Sankaranarayanan

Chief Financial Officer and Chief Administrative 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.

David Sharratt

China chief operating 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.

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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.

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.

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

Head, Futures & FX

OCBC Securities

Keeve has been with OCBC since 2018 and is currently the Head of Futures, FX & CFD for OCBC Securities. He looks after more than 30 people over the three business lines, where he oversees the growth and development of the cleared Futures, OTC FX and Contract for Differences (CFD) businesses.

Prior to joining OCBC, he was most recently 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 and graduated with an MBA on the Dean's List from the Singapore Management University. He has also completed his Executive Education at INSEAD.

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.

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, Asia

Lloyds Banking Group

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

Yves Tomballe

Chief Risk Officer

MUFG

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

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

Sangeeta Venkatesen

Executive Chairman

FairVine Super

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

Atilla Widnell

Managing Director

Navigate Commodities

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Benjamin Wong

Managing Director, Group Finance / Head of ECL Accounting & Analytics

DBS BANK

Benjamin Wong joined DBS Bank in July 2017 as Managing Director of Group Finance.  With his role as Head of ECL Accounting & Analytics, Benjamin is responsible for managing the group wide implementation of IFRS9.  Benjamin has over 25 years of international experience in London, Singapore, Hong Kong and Toronto in the areas of credit risk management, risk rating system, and credit & market risk analytic modeling.

 

Previously 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 in credit risk management in Citibank Hong Kong.

 

Benjamin holds Master’s degrees in Financial Engineering and Business Administration, and the designations of 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.

Michael Yap

Head of Model Validation

Maybank

Michael heads up the Model Risk Management function within Maybank Banking Group and is responsible for model risk and the validation of the bank risk models.  In this role had responsibility for the ongoing identification, risk rating, inventory and monitoring of model risk across all business units and for the validation of bank risk and provision models. Prior to joining Maybank he was Senior Manager at international and regional banks where he dealt with various aspects of Credit Risk in the Banking Industry.

Michael reads Mathematics and holds a PhD in finance (University of Putra).

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Shun Yanagisawa

Japan Head of Futures, Clearing and FX Prime Brokerage

Citigroup Global Markets Japan Inc.

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

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

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

Shinichi Yoshiya

Head of Regulatory Affairs for Japan and APAC

Morgan Stanley MUFG Securities

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

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

General Manager, Head Sales and Trading, Apac and East Asia, Global Treasury

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.