Advisory Board

Advisory Board for Asia Risk Live

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Advisory Board

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Dominic Wu

Director, Head of Risk Management Department

BCT Group

Dominic has over 20 years of experience in banking, securities, asset management and consultancy. He is a qualified accountant, fraud examiner and professional risk manager and received his MBA from the University of Hull in the UK.

Dominic is often sought to speak on risk management and provides training to regulators, universities, financial institutions and professional bodies. He is the founding member of the Asia Financial Risk Think Tank and chairman of the Hong Kong Chapter of the Institute of Operational Risk (IOR).

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.

You Leong Tan

Chief Risk Officer, North Asia

OCBC Wing Hang Bank

You Leong Tan is currently Chief Risk Officer for North Asia, at OCBC Bank, a Singapore-based financial institution group with regional presence primarily in Singapore, Malaysia, Greater China and Indonesia. He is responsible for the oversight of OCBC's risk management in China, Hong Kong, Taiwan and Korea. Risk areas covered include credit risk management (wholesale and retail), market risk, liquidity risk, operational risk and information security.

You Leong Tan is currently Chief Risk Officer for North Asia, at OCBC Bank, a Singapore-based financial institution group with regional presence primarily in Singapore, Malaysia, Greater China and Indonesia. He is responsible for the oversight of OCBC's risk management in China, Hong Kong, Taiwan and Korea. Risk areas covered include credit risk management (wholesale and retail), market risk, liquidity risk, operational risk and information security.

You Leong has 18 years of banking experience, covering diverse functions including market risk, operational risk, business management, strategic management, treasury, asset-liability management and regional CRO. He holds a Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) degree from the National University of Singapore, Bachelor of Laws (Honours) degree from the University of London and Master of Business Administration (High Honours) from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business. He is a CFA, FRM and PRM charterholder. operational risk, business management, strategic management, treasury, asset-liability management and regional CRO. He holds a Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) degree from the National University of Singapore, Bachelor of Laws (Honours) degree from the University of London and Master of Business Administration (High Honours) from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business. He is a CFA, FRM and PRM charterholder. 

Sonford Yuen

Chief Risk Officer

Ping An OneConnect Bank

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.

Gloria Yuen

Head of Regulatory Enablement and Delivery

National Australia Bank

With over a decade of international risk management and regulatory compliance experience, Gloria is a risk management evangelist who believes having inclusive and diverse leadership is the cornerstone for effective risk management, innovation and good corporate governance. Being a citizen of the world, Gloria is a bridge builder in her personal and professional life, bringing curiosity, integrity, and intelligence to her numerous ventures.

Before moving to Australia with NAB, she held various advisory and management positions with Asia Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association’s Compliance Committee, NAB Asia, JP Morgan Chase, Santander and China Merchants Bank. Gloria obtained her law degree from the University of Hong Kong and is a certified professional practitioner and fellow member of the International Compliance Association.

Gloria is privileged to serve in NAB’s Cultural Inclusion Committee which drives strategic initiatives to harness the power of cultural inclusion in leadership roles. Also serving as a member of the Women in Banking and Finance Vic Leadership Committee, Gloria targets to grow the talent pipeline of professional women and develops initiatives to amplify the voice of women of all backgrounds.

Ben Rudd

Chief Wealth Officer

Prudential

- Strategic thinker and leader with over 20 years of international and Asia Pacific investment management experience.
- Successfully designed and implemented investment platforms including governance, operations and investment processes.
- Expert in portfolio restructuring with a recognised track record in delivering optimised institutional and UHNW portfolios.
- Senior management experience in Asia and UK as CIO and Head of Investment.
- Deep experience in global asset allocation, absolute return, ESG investment and portfolio management.
- Built and managed alternative portfolios including hedge funds, private equity and structured products.
- Proven record in raising external AUM from retail, ultra high net worth, sovereign and institutional clients globally.

Carl Li

Corporate Treasurer

Heidrick and Struggles

Wen Xie

Chief Risk Officer

Standard Chartered Bank

Francis Tsang

Chief Risk Officer

Cigna

Seasoned risk management professional and qualified actuary, with a demonstrated history in leadership positions and a decade long working experience in the life insurance industry. Skilled in enterprise risk management, operational risk management, financial planning and reporting, mergers and acquisitions, actuarial valuations, product pricing and reviews, reinsurance treaty construction and reviews, etc. Graduated from the University of Calgary, Canada with a Bachelor of Science degree (Actuarial Science) and a Bachelor of Commerce degree (accounting).

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Sanchit Maini

Chief Financial Officer and Chief Operational Risk Officer

Prudential Corporation Asia

Sanchit has over 18 years of experience in the insurance industry, having mainly worked in Asia but also the UK, United States and France. His experience covers several aspects of the business including actuarial, products, finance and risk management.

Sanchit is currently the regional director, financial and operational risk management for Prudential's Asia insurance business and is based in Singapore.

Sanchit is actively involved in the actuarial profession and currently serves as Chair of the ERM Organising Committee of the Actuarial Consulting Congress of Asia, Chair of the Risk Management Advisory Group of the Institute of Actuaries of India and as a member of the Enterprise and Financial Risks group of the International Actuarial Association.

Sanchit is a Fellow of the Institute of Actuaries of Australia (FIAA), Fellow of the Institute of Actuaries of India (FIAI) and Fellow of the Singapore Actuarial Society and a Chartered Enterprise Risk Actuary (CERA).

Alexander Wong

Group Chief Actuary

HSBC

John Huang

Chief Investment Officer

LiZen Asset Management

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.

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Micky Lo

Chief Information Risk Officer

The Bank of New York Mellon

Micky Lo joined BNY Mellon in July 2013 as Chief Technology Risk Officer APAC. He is leading the regional team with the mission to enable business solutions while proactively protecting BNY Mellon from information risks in a balanced control environment. He oversees and govern the implementation of the bank wide information risk roadmap in the region with particular focus on IT regulatory compliance

He has over 30 years of IT experience in Financial Service Industry that spans across a diversified IT management disciplines including regional and location management, IT and security architecture, distributed computing engineering, technology infrastructure operation, outsourcing/in-sourcing management, IT risk management and technology audit.

Before joining BNY Mellon, Micky was the Head of IT Security APAC and Head of Technology Greater China for Deutsche Bank. Micky has held various management positions in IT management, IT Security/Risk management and Audit with JPMorgan and Citibank.

Micky serves as an industry advisor of the Bachelor of Management Science and Information Management Programme of Hang Seng University.

Micky received a Bachelor of Mathematic degree from the University of Waterloo (Canada) and an Executive Master of Business Administration degree from University of Western Ontario (Canada).

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.

George Tang

Chief Actuary

Generali

Jackie Chu

Chief Actuary

ZA

Daniella Seradi

Head of Operational Risk Managment, Asia

Barclays

Daniella Seradi is Head of Operational Risk APAC at Barclays and is based in Hong Kong.  Daniella advises and challenges the business, infrastructure and senior management across the APAC region on operational risk issues and emerging risks.

Daniella has over 20 years’ experience in Investment Banking working for the London Stock Exchange and various Investment Banks. Her career started in Operations where she has lead multiple functions and locations across the region. In 2017, Daniella moved to the risk department to head up the Asia Operational Risk function for Barclays.

Li Sun Leong

Head of ESG

AIA Singapore

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Stephen Fisher

Chief Investment Officer

FIRST DEGREE GLOBAL ASSET MANAGEMENT

Stephen has twenty five years’ experience as an investment professional with leading investment management groups in the United States, Asia and Australia. Immediately prior to co-founding First Degree in 2011, Stephen was the Head of Global Fixed Income Product – Asia Pacific at JPMorgan Asset Management, and had investment responsibility for the firm’s mandates from Central Banks, Sovereign Wealth Funds and some of the largest Institutions in the Asia Pacific Region.

Prior to that role, Stephen held roles with J.P Morgan Investment Management in New York and Australia, including those of Australian Head of Capital Markets Research and Asia Pacific Regional Head of Capital Markets Research. Stephen’s specialist areas of expertise include the quantitative analysis of fixed income, equity and derivative securities and asset allocation techniques. He has advised some of the leading Central Banks and Sovereign Wealth Funds on reserves management practices and his research has been widely published.

Stephen holds a Master of Science (Finance) an a PhD (Finance) from the WE Simon Graduate School of Business Administration, University of Rochester, New York, and a Bachelor of Economics (First Class Honours) from the University of Sydney. Stephen is also a Non-Executive Director of Avation Plc, a commercial aircraft leasing company listed on the Main Board of the London Stock Exchange.

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Frederick Shen

Head Global Treasury Business Management

OCBC BANK

Dr. Frederick Shen is Senior Vice President and Head of Business Management for Global Treasury, OCBC Bank, leading to strengthen the infrastructure, processes, monitoring and analytics to tackle the increasing regulatory and risk requirements, all the while enabling the Treasury business for strategic growth in countries we currently operate in and for the future. Fred re-joined OCBC in mid-2013 from Emirates NBD, Dubai, where he headed up the Group Market Risk unit. Prior to the Middle East assignment, he was with OCBC Bank Market Risk for 3+ years, and appointed Head of Market Risk in 2011.

Fred started his career as a Professor of Finance at the University of Waterloo, Canada, before joining the financial industry, starting with global risk oversight of the financial engineering trading group at RBC Capital Markets. With over 25 years in the financial industry, his extensive experience includes assignments with various financial institutions and specialisations, including structured credit and real-asset securitizations at a privately held fund, head of bank-wide economic/risk capital and risk modeling/analytics at Bank of Montreal, and head of life insurance and asset management risk management at Manulife. Fred has a PhD in Financial Economics.

 

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Mike Duncan

Industry Expert

(Former Director, Markets, RBS Capital Resolution)

Mike has over 17 years' experience in financial markets, covering areas such as structuring, trading, portfolio management and risk management across Asia Pacific and Europe.
His most recent role was as a Director of Markets for The Royal Bank of Scotland RBS Capital Resolution team, managing the close-out and wind-down of RBS' non-core OTC derivative portfolios in Asia Pacific.
Previously, Mike had 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. He is also a Member of the Singapore Institute of Directors.

Winnie Tan

SVP of Sustainability

Greater Eastern

Experienced sustainability professional and strategic planner.

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

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

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

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

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

Loic Dujardin

Head of ESG

Fullerton Fund Management

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.

Jason Norman Lee

Managing Director, Legal & Regulations

Temasek

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.

Soon Kit Tham

Enterprise Resilience Officer

BNY Mellon

An internationally recognized financial services expert, Soon Kit offers deep and wide experience accumulated over 15 years in the financial services sector. Bringing a global perspective enriched with grounded experience, he is currently Enterprise Resilience Officer at BNY Mellon assuring the firm broad business and operational resilience across multiple lines of business.
 
Prior to this, he was Risk Vice President of Fullerton Fund Management and Wolters Kluwer’s Asia-Pacific Risk Practice Director guiding regional risk and financial practices for its software clients. At OCBC Bank Group, Soon Kit was managing the risk of Global Treasury, Investment Banking, OCBC Securities and Bank of Singapore. He complements his expertise with international advisory experience garnered at financial software firm Misys / Finastra where he led the risk management teams to solve broader subjects of banking risk with financial firms, banks, regulators in Europe and Asia. Prior to this, Soon Kit provided consulting at Moody’s Analytics.
 
Recognized for his practical expertise by regional banking conferences and professional media, Soon Kit has contributed many live and case interviews to breaking news developments and industry best practice conferences. 

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

Jens Toepfer

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.

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.

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.

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.

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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.

 

Thomas Kok

Head of Group Tech, Info & Cyber Risk

OCBC Bank

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

Patrice Conxicoeur

Chief Executive Officer

HSBC Global Asset Management

James Cheo

Chief Investment Officer, Southeast Asia

HSBC Private Banking and Wealth Management

James Cheo is Chief Investment Officer, Southeast Asia for Private Banking and Wealth Management 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.

Ankit Khandelwal

Chief Investment Officer

Maitiri Asset Management

Ankit Khandelwal is the Chief Investment Officer at Maitri Asset Management, overseeing the firm’s overall portfolio allocation and investment strategies. Ankit has over 14 years of experience following investment roles at Lehman Brothers, Standard Chartered, and Millennium Capital and investing across Fixed Income, Macro, and Equity portfolios.

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.

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.

Gopul Shah

Director, Corporate Treasury and Trade Structured Finance

Golden Agri-Resources

In January 2014, Gopul joined Golden Agri-Resources Limited, Singapore to head the Global Treasury and Trade Finance business.  His aim is to align the business to international standards and practices with a focus on revenue generation and risk management, which he successfully accomplished at Cargill. Prior to joining Golden Agri, Gopul spent 10 years at Cargill’s proprietary structured funding, treasury, emerging markets trading, and risk management group. Prior to Cargill, Gopul worked in Thailand, Singapore and USA on corporate, project and trade financing, international commodities trading, mergers and acquisition, proprietary fixed income and money markets.

Gopul is passionate about international business, international finance, commodities, behavioral finance, entrepreneurship, understanding the power of finance, growth of human capital that is currently influencing and driving growth in emerging markets, and the importance of ethics and principles in conducting business in emerging markets.  He has been invited to speak and be a panelist at many external forums organized by international banks, Euro-finance, universities, and also internal forums held by Cargill India.

Gopul holds an MBA from The University of Chicago Booth School of Business, a Bachelor’s degree in Commerce from the University of Mumbai, is a Chartered Accountant by training and Associate CPA Australia. 

Vishal Mehta

Head of global audit - Asia Pacific

Heineken International

Jacky Tai

Managing Director, Group Head of Trading & Structuring

DBS

Jacky Tai is the Group Head of Trading & Structuring for Treasury & Markets at DBS Bank. Assuming this role since 2018, Jacky has been responsible for the management of trading, market making, product structuring and risk
warehousing activities across asset classes regionally.

He joined Treasury & Markets in DBS in 1999 and was tasked to build up DBS Greater China trading operations in Hong Kong, Taiwan, and China. In addition to driving business outcomes, the teams in Greater China have also won many awards and accolades in local and derivatives markets from Asian Risk, Global Finance, Banker, and other leading market intelligence under Jacky’s stewardship.

An avid innovator and market pioneer, Jacky has also represented DBS Hong Kong, Singapore, and China in public forums and associations initiated by regulators such as the Hong Kong Treasury Market Association committee,
ACI, ASFIMA task force, China QFII, Singapore RQFII, FX Global Code, Blue Book, China Bond Connect. Most recently, he was appointed as Treasurer of the Financial Markets Association of Singapore in January 2021. Jacky is also a strong believer in embracing Asian connectivity and digitalisation for the advancement of financial markets.

Before joining DBS Bank, Jacky was Head of Asian Derivatives Trading at Dresdner Bank AG. He has also worked at Nomura, and JP Morgan in Hong Kong, Singapore, and New York. Jacky graduated with a Bachelor of Science (Hons) in Computer Science from the Chinese University of Hong Kong.

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Philip Woo

CRO

Tokio Marine Life Insurance Singapore

Philip Woo is the Chief Risk Officer and oversees corporate governance and risk management in Tokio Marine Life Insurance Singapore (TMLS). He has over 26 years of experience in the financial sector, and began his career at MAS before joining the insurance industry. Over the period, he has played leadership roles in Enterprise Risk Management (ERM), Business Continuity & Crisis Management, Outsourcing/Vendor Risk Management and Technology Risk Management (TRM). He currently chairs the Governance, Risk and Compliance Committee (GRCC) at TMLS, and oversees the managing of operational, financial and strategic risks in the company. In addition to risk management, Philip has a wealth of experience in strategic planning, financial technology and payment system matters.

Colin Wan

Chief Operating Officer, Group Internal Audit

Standard Chartered

Colin is responsible for the execution and delivery of the GIA Functional strategy with the aim of building the audit practice and auditor of the future, embedding agile auditing, audit analytics, automation and continuous auditing in the function. Colin also oversees Audit Operations, including Governance, Delivery, Methodology, People and Training, Data Management, Systems, Business Intelligence, Resource Planning and Global Business Services.

Colin has about 20 years of experience in Technology Audit, Audit Transformation and Data Analytics in the Banking Industry. Externally, Colin has been involved in the establishment of the Audit Analytics Roundtable with other Banks and speaking at Audit Conferences and Universities.

In Standard Chartered Bank, Colin had previously headed Global Audit Services, Analytics and Operations and was responsible for the establishment of the Audit Function in Global Business Services and Audit Analytics globally. Colin had also been the Head of Audit for a variety of technology and operations audit portfolios including Group Digital Banking, Retail, Private Banking and Wealth Management Technology, Group Functions & Risk Technology and Third Parties Audit Teams globally. He has also worked in Technology Infrastructure, CCIB Technology and Consumer Banking Operations Audit Teams.

Prior to joining the group, Colin spent four years as a Manager in the IT Risk Advisory Services practice in KPMG Singapore where he was primarily responsible for providing IT Governance, IT security, IT audit, business process reviews, business continuity and IT advisory services for clients in the Banking and Finance industry.

Chunyen Liu

Chief Investment Officer

AIA

Experienced and effective executive in Insurance industry. Passionate in promoting asset management career and female leadership in the financial services industry. Specialise in asset-liability management and investment management.

Liu has worked and lived in New York, Hong Kong and now Singapore with extensive experiences in multi-national insurance and financial service companies. Inspired by cultivating talents and building effective teams with a collaborative culture. Especially with the current global public health crisis, she believes the true value of the company depends on the people and the adaptability to the new way of working.

Geethy Panicker

Head of Enterprise Risk

HSBC Singapore

I am a 'Change Maker and Happiness Agent', who loves to spread optimism and confidence in people's lives, enabling them to achieve their potential.

I am a 'Public Banker', with 18 years of experience in Corporate banking and Risk management across leading public, private and foreign banks. As the Head of Enterprise Risk, HSBC Bank Singapore and COO for Risk Function, I drive initiatives for aggregating risks, unlocking human potential, process efficiencies, innovation, Business Analytics and digitalisation. Employee and Community Engagement are my twin focus areas, to ensure a ' Safe and Great Place to Work'.

I champion equal opportunities at work by actively volunteering for HSBC Employee Resource Group (ERG) on Balance and PRIDE, besides working with NGOs.

I have extensive experience in team management, credit risk management, such as sourcing, approvals, policy making, portfolio analytics, capital management, stress testing, modelling, due diligence, compliance, assurance, Internal controls, Audit, Governance and digitalisation of lending. I have led best practices in Operational Risk, ERM, Climate Risk, Resilience risk management, Project Management. Led strategic & Regulatory projects such as Basel, IFRS, BCBS, Enterprise Risk, Climate Risk, Portfolio Analytics, Streamlining & Digitalisation.

CEDT-Enterprise Risk, Digital Risk, Third party Risk and Climate Risk are my special interests, with their evolving kaleidoscope of hues. I strongly believe in Climate Risk Centric Decision making, embedding conservation in design.My articles, speeches and leadership initiatives are for thought leadership for ensuring resilience in the financial system.

As a futurist, my mission is to reimagine and lead digital transformation in banking to empower customers. But I am equally passionate and vocal about the ethics of technological usage for the long term benefit of mankind.I am a technophile, who believes in combined intelligence(CI) and a block chain of community, with coexisting nodes of machines & humans.

As an author, poet, international speaker, I have dedicated life to upskill children, youth & women for an inclusive future. My co-authored Amazon Best seller book ' Revive and Thrive (Vol 2) shares my story of personal resilience to inspire people, particularly single women to thrive in a complex world. I believe in Servant Leadershipand Stakeholder Capitalism, serving and marching towards collective success of community, touching a million lives by 2030

Victor Ong

Deputy Global Head, Portfolio Management, Capital Risk Solutions

AXIS Capital

Victor is the Deputy Global Head, Portfolio Management for the Capital Risk Solutions Division of AXIS Capital.

Victor has primary responsibility for deal analysis, portfolio management of a book of credit exposure globally from LATAM to APAC, with secondary responsibility for deal sourcing and business development for the Asia Pacific. His focus encompasses both single credit and significant risk transfers.

His area of focus is in the structured/complex finance domain such as project finance, structured credit, leveraged finance, aviation financing and structured trade finance; and also in vanilla financing to corporates and financial institutions

Prior to AXIS, Victor has undertaken roles in public markets fixed income investments, origination and client coverage, and Infrastructure financing and advisory with Standard Chartered Bank in London, Singapore and Hong Kong

Victor, currently serves as Board Member of CFA Singapore and also Co-Chair, Professional Development Committee of CFA Singapore. Victor also serves as Singapore country representative of CFA Institute Asia Pacific Research Exchange ('ARX').

Victor has spoken at various events organised by organisations such as World Bank, International Association of Credit Portfolio Managers ("IACPM"), ASEAN Energy Centre("AEC") and International Project Finance Association ("IPFA") and at conferences such as EXCRED series.

Rashmi Dubier

Managing Director, APAC Head of AML

MUFG Bank

Felicia Er

Senior Vice President

MSIG Asia

Davide Crippa

Chief Risk Officer

Maybank

28+ years’ of comprehensive global experience and a deep working understanding of risk measurement principles in shaping key strategies and leading initiatives to build strong control and analytics systems for multinationals such as Standard Chartered Bank, Swiss Re and UBS.

A natural passion for learning new things, meeting diverse people, exploring new opportunities and adopting new technologies to come up with solutions that are cost-effective and commercially viable. Possessing traits of curiosity, learning agility and research rigour, have continually taken steps to handle problems with smart and informed decision-making skills.

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June Crawford

Head, Policy and Governance, Operational Risk

Standard Chartered

June is an experienced Risk Manager, having held various leadership roles within large complex financial institutions, across the three lines of defense. She has significant experience in developing and implementing risk frameworks and methodologies. As well as an active professional member of the Institute of Operational Risk, and leads the development of the Singapore Chapter.