Mr Marco Gercke, Director, Cybercrime Research Institute
Gercke is a global thinker, writer and international expert in the field of cyber security and cybercrime. He has been advising governments, international organisations and large enterprises for more than ten years. He is the director of the Cybercrime Research Institute, an independent global think tank dealing with legal aspects. Gercke was appointed as member of the ITU High Level Expert Group and advised the ITU Secretary General on the development of the Global Cyber security Agenda (GCA).
Mr Soul Htite, Former Chief Executive, Hong Kong Stock Exchange
Htite co-founded Lending Club, the world's largest benchmarking peer-to-peer (P2P) company, received the prestigious Technology Pioneer Award at the 2011 World Economic Forum. He was also Lending Club’s head of technology until 2011. In 2012, Htite came to China and established Dianrong.com that focuses on the online marketplace and banking solution services on the basis of advanced technology. Dianrong.com is now China’s leading internet finance company.
Mr Pascal Bouvier, Venture Partner, Santander InnoVentures
Bouvier is a fintech expert and investor, who has been an operator and investor for large financial institutions, small-sized post revenue companies, and start-ups. He was previously general partner at the fintech investment arm of Route 66 Ventures, which he built into a global 20 fintech Venture Capital investor by the end of 2015. He holds a maximalist view that all participants in the industry have to be fintech companies and behave like tech companies, focusing on data, technology and user experience to deliver relevant services and experiences.
Mr Ron Suber, President, Prosper Marketplace
Suber has more than 20 years’ experience in sales, marketing and business development across the hedge fund, broker dealer, and registered investment advisor industries. As president of Prosper Marketplace, America's first peer-to-peer lending platform with more than two million members and over $4 billion in funded loans, Suber is responsible for the company’s business development, ensuring a balance between institutional as well as retail investors. Since its launch in 2006, Prosper Marketplace has evolved into a personal finance company that offers products and services beyond personal loans to help people get on top of their finances.
Congressman Barney Frank, Former Chairman of House Financial Services Committee, United States Congress
Congressman Barney Frank is the former chairman of the powerful House Financial Services Committee between the turbulent global financial crisis years of 2007–2011. As one of the sponsors of the Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, also known as the Dodd-Frank legislation, his efforts at closing the gaps in financial oversight such as creating a financial stability council, finding ways to liquidate systemically important firms, and strengthening the financial system against further shocks, were crucial for the recovery of the US financial services industry. Congressman Frank is also credited with many grassroot initiatives, including creating a low-income housing tax credit in the 1980s. He is widely respected by chairmen and CEOs of banks in the US, regulators, and fellow lawmakers.
Ms Cathy Lemieux, Chair, Regional Banking Organization, Federal Reserve System
Cathy Lemieux is executive vice president in charge of Supervision and Regulation at the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago. Cathy directs the supervision and regulation of more than nine hundred banking organizations including bank holding companies, state-chartered member banks, bank and savings and loan holding companies, financial holding companies, and U.S. foreign bank branches within the Seventh Federal Reserve District. Additionally, she chairs the System's Large Banking Organization (LBO) management group and serves as the chair of the Federal Reserve System Subcommittee implementing Basel II training.
Mr Kelvin Teo, Co-founder and Director, Funding Societies
Teo is the co-founder of Funding Societies and Modalku, the first regional peer-to-business (P2B) lending platform in Southeast Asia, with operations in Singapore, Indonesia and Malaysia, funded by Sequoia Capital India and licensed by the regulators. Prior to this, Teo served as a consulting professional at Kohlberg Kravis Roberts, McKinsey and Accenture. He has also been featured in Bloomberg, Wall Street Journal and Business Times. Teo graduated from Harvard Business School and National University of Singapore, and is a certified Chartered Accountant.
Mr Slava Solodkiy, Managing Partner, Life.SREDA VC
Solodkiy was recognised by UK magazine Institutional Investor as one of the TOP35 most influential fintech-persons in the world. He established Life. SREDA four years ago, which has invested in 22 start-ups in US, UK, Germany, CIS, Singapore, Philippines, India and Vietnam, including Simple, Moven, Fidor Bank, SumUp, Anthemis Group, Mobikon, and Lenddo. For the last one and a half years, the company heavily supported the fintech ecosystem in Singapore. It invested in eight companies; launched Inspir Asia co-working space and accelerator; and helped the Monetary Authority of Singapore in promoting Singapore as fintech hub across the world by launching www.BAAS.IS, the first pan-Asian bank-as-a-service-platform
Mr Kanags Surendran, Managing Director & Head, Digital Banking, CIMB Bank Berhad
Mr Surendran is a passionate professional who operates at the confluence of design, business and technology with a broad skill set having operated across strategy, product management, operations and technology functions. Skilled at creative problem solving and in delivering rapid and sustainable impact, has a track record as a leader who thrives on inspiring and developing talent, driving change, and in bringing together cross-functional teams to launch disruptive & innovative solutions.
In the past 2 years at CIMB, Surendran has been driving the transformation of the digital channels and has increased usage of digital channels by more than 30% and mobile by almost 50%. He has been instrumental in launching new capabilities such as CIMB Pay and CIMB Eva that lets customers chat with the bank.
Mr Jeremy Tan, Chief Executive Officer, Liquid Group
Mr Bobby Lee, Co-Founder and CEO, BTCC
Bobby Lee is co-founder and chief executive ofﬁcer of BTCC, the leading bitcoin ﬁnancial platform and the longest-running bitcoin exchange worldwide. Headquartered in Shanghai, BTCC serves a global customer base and has become an industry leader for security, risk mitigation, credibility, and technological innovation. BTCC’s mission is to provide the most convenient and trustworthy digital currency services. Lee also serves on the board of Bitcoin Foundation, a non-proﬁt organisation that promotes the global adoption of bitcoin.
Mr Ned Phillips, Founder and CEO, Bambu
Phillips has been involved in fintech since 1999 and has been through the first dot com wave in the early 2000'swith E*TRADE. He was then part of the transformation of stock exchange technology with the SGX and Chi-X. He is the founder of Bambu, a B2B robo advisor based in Singapore that offers digital wealth services to all companies looking to tap into the rapid change of financial technology. Bambu has partnered with world leading companies such as Thomson Reuters to create a cutting edge robo advisory service that is scalable and useable by the customers.
Mr Nicola Castelnuovo, Co-Founder and Chief Customer Officer, Crowdo
Castelnuovo is co-founder and chief commercial officer of Crowdo, a leading financial technology company in Asia. Established in 2012, Crowdo offers a full suite of equity crowd funding and P2P lending solutions. It has a strong regional presence with offices in Singapore, Malaysia and Indonesia and has helped projects across six continents, raising funds from more than 70 countries. Castelnuovo has more than 15 years of experience in financial technology with significant expertise in investment, finance, internet and hi-tech. He spent eight years at Accenture and worked at Standard Chartered Bank in Singapore as fixed income trader on Asian financial markets.
Mr Aaron Siwoku, Founder and CEO, TOAST
Siwoku has more than ten years of experience in mobile and cardless payment for digital content. In 2014, he founded Sigma X and started building Cryptosigma, a blockchain-based remittance and currency matching engine. After a successful proof of concept at the beginning of 2015, Siwoku and his development team began building TOAST on top of the Cryptosigma engine. TOAST is a consumer facing application for web and android that allows migrant workers to remit money home, much cheaper than existing banking infrastructure.
Mr Shailesh Naik, Founder and CEO, MatchMove Pay
Naik is the founder and CEO of MatchMove Pay, one of Singapore’s fastest growing fintech company. MatchMove launched its first pan-Asia virtual cloud-based mobile payment card with American Express and MasterCard, enabling millions of uncarded consumers to go online and pay with a secure mobile payment method.The MatchMove Wallet OS, a Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) solution is a proprietary cloud-based solution launched to enable any company the ability to operate their own secure mobile wallet and issue secure payment cards to their consumers.
Mr Vidit Agrawal, Strategic Vehicle Partnerships Lead, APAC, Uber
Agrawal is in charge of spearheading the vehicle partnerships of Uber in the region, and is responsible for the growth of the business. He works with various banks, financiers and car manufacturers across the region to help grow Uber's supply by setting up deals for financing Uber drivers. Agrawal has filled multiple roles at Uber in the past including strategic finance manager, general manager for Singapore and Johor Bahru, strategic finance for India and business launcher across the region. Prior to Uber, he worked for UBS in Singapore and at multiple start-ups in Singapore and Silicon Valley.
Mr Charlie O’Flaherty, Partner & Head of Digital Strategy and Distribution, Crossbridge Capital
O’Flaherty is an international banking, finance and capital markets expert with more than 20 years’ experience in the Americas, Europe and Asia. He is currentlyhead of digital strategy and distribution at Crossbridge Capital, a global wealth management firm which provides independent and tailored investment solutions to private clients.In this role, O’Flaherty works on unifying the firm’s trusted and expert human advisors with the latest technology to meet the needs of the clients and to enhance their investment service offerings. Prior to joining Crossbridge Capital, Charlie spent more than fifteen years building businesses focused on structuring, trading, and distribution of private investor products for the wealth management industry.
Mr Olivier Berthier, Co-Founder and CEO, Moneythor
Berthier is the CEO of Moneythor, a Singapore-based fintech company focusing on digital banking and customer analytics. He is a seasoned professional with 20 years of experience in banking technology and entrepreneurship. Berthier started his career at BNP Paribas, where he served as project manager in Europe, North America and Asia.
Mr Constantin Robertz, Managing Director, Zalora Philippines
Robertz is managing director of Zalora Philippines, Asia's leading online fashion destination with localised e-commerce sites across Southeast Asia. The company is part of the Global Fashion Group. Robertz is an entrepreneurial executive with background in building high-growth consumer internet companies with strong combination of results-oriented execution and strategic mindset. He previously worked with Rocket Internet in global venture development, building the company's e-commerce ventures globally in different functions, working with Zalando (Europe's #1 e-commerce company), Lamoda (Russia's leader in fashion e-commerce), and Zalora.
Mr Ron Hose, Co-Founder and CEO, Coins.ph
Hose is the co-founder and CEO of Coins.ph. Before this, he was a founding partner of the early stage venture capital fund Innovation Endeavors and co-founder of TokBox, a consumer video conferencing company backed by Sequoia Capital, Bain Capital, Stanford University and some of SiliconValley’s best-known angel investors. The company was later acquired by Telefonica.Hose is also an active investor and adviser to several Silicon Valley start-ups.
Mr Bernard Leong, Head, Post Office Network and Digital Services, Singapore Post Pte Ltd
Leong is the head of post office network and digital services for Singapore Post, where he oversees the company’s post offices network and digital strategy across the organisation, manages the existing portfolio of products and builds the next generation digital products that integrates cross functionally with other business units in the organisation. Before joining Singapore Post, he was a serial entrepreneur in UK and Singapore. Leong is also a connector to the Southeast Asia entrepreneurial ecosystem, serving as an entrepreneur in residence in INSEAD Business School. He is also the founder of Analyse Asia, a weekly podcast focusing on business, technology and media in Asia.
Mr Timo Dreger, Managing Director, Apeiron Investment Group
Dreger is managing director at Apeiron investment Group. He is currently responsible for early-stage tech investments primarily into fintech and insurtech and is consistently ranked as one of the leading fintech and insurtech influencers worldwide. Before joining Apeiron, Dreger served as vice president of insurance at Commerzbank-backed fintech start-up OptioPay. He was previously a digital transformation consultant at JDC Group, Germany´s largest Independent Financial Advisors network, and global head of innovation and new ventures at Varengold Bank in London and Dubai.
Mr Tobias Puehse, Vice President, Innovation Management, Digital Payments & Labs Asia/Pacific
Puehse leads the innovation management of Mastercard Labs Asia Pacific. In this role, he is responsible for activities that help generate unique and innovative ideas for the company. His focus spans ideation through prototyping and business case development, both developing new propositionsand determining which opportunities make the most sense for Mastercard and its partners to pursue and incubate. Most recently, Puehse was named as one of Next Bank’s Top 100 leaders in Asia’s fintech scene.
Mr Kanags Surendran, Managing Director and Head, Digital Banking, CIMB Bank Berhad
Surendran operates at the confluence of design, business and technology with experience in working across strategy, product management, operations and technology functions. Skilled at creative problem solving and in delivering rapid and sustainable impact, has a track record as a leader who thrives on inspiring and developing talent, driving change, and in bringing together cross-functional teams to launch disruptive & innovative solutions.In the past 2 years at CIMB, Surendran has been driving the transformation of CIMB Bank’s digital channels and has increased usage of digital channels by more than 30% and mobile by almost 50%. He has been instrumental in launching new capabilities such as CIMB Pay and CIMB Eva that allows customers to chat with the bank in real time.
Mr Aurélien Menant, Founder and CEO, Gatecoin
Menant is founder and CEO of Gatecoin, a regulated blockchain assets exchange based in Hong Kong. He is a founding member of the Bitcoin Association of Hong Kong, which works to raise awareness of blockchain applications among local financial institutions and regulators. Menant began his career as an investment banker, working on mergers and acquisitions and financial deals for major global corporate and investment banks in Europe and Hong Kong, including BNP Paribas, JP Morgan, Société Générale and Crédit Agricole.
Mr Roger Crook, CEO, Capital Springboard
Roger Crook is the CEO of Capital Springboard, Singapore’s leading peer-to-peer invoice financing platform for SMEs. Capital Springboard facilitates trade for SMEs by granting them access to working capital provided by investors which include; accredited investors, institutional investors, HNWIs, IFAs and family offices. Launched in June 2016, the platform has garnered strong interest amongst accredited investors and local SMEs. As of 31st January 2017, the company had crossed SGD 134 million worth of transactions. Roger has over two decades of operational experience across 129 markets; and was formerly a member of the board of management, Deutsche Post AG (DeutschePost DHL) and global CEO of DHL Global Forwarding.
Mr Frankie Phua, Managing Director and Head of Group Risk Management Division, United Overseas Bank Limited ("UOB")
Phua oversees all risk management matters for UOB Group including credit risk, market risk, balance sheet risk, operational risk management, integrated fraud management and product control,and governance and risk analytics. He areas of expertise include credit policy, credit research, counterparty credit risk management, credit risk modeling, economic capital, credit portfolio management, country risk management, and stress testing. He also served as the Basel II Project Coordinator for UOB, overseeing UOB Group's Basel II Programme Management Office, successfully managing the Group's Basel II Internal Rating-Based implementation efforts. Outside the Bank, Phua is an active member of the risk management committee. He currently serves as the chairman and director of the board of the Singapore Chapter of the Risk Management Association (RMA) in the United States.
Dr. Frederick Shen, Head Global Treasury Business Management, OCBC Bank
Shen is head of business management for global treasury at the OCBC Group, primarily responsible for strengthening the group’s infrastructure, processes, monitoring, and analytics group to tackle the increasing regulatory and risk requirements. He re-joined OCBC from Emirates NBD, Dubai. Prior to his Middle East assignment, Shen worked with OCBC Bank Market Risk for four years. He started his career as a Professor of finance at the University of Waterloo before joining the financial industry, overseeing the financial engineering trading group of RBC Capital Markets. His past stints include extensive assignments in various financial institutions and areas, including structured credit and real-asset securitisations, bank-wide economic capital and risk modelling, and life insurance and asset management
Valerian Crasto, COO & Managing Director of Treasury & Markets, DBS
As the chief operating officer (COO) of DBS, Crasto is responsible for establishing the systems of governance and controls for the end-to-end process (front-to-back) across all locations. He is also responsible for the bank’s business planning and strategy (including business responses to regulatory reform), product and customer support, and operational risk management. Prior to joining DBS, Valerian worked with the Bank of America from 2001 to 2005 in the United States. From 1994 to 2000 and from 2005 to 2007, he worked in Toronto, Canada with CIBC, Bank of Montreal and Ontario Pension Board. Valerian has also been the chairman of the Asia Pacific Regional Committee for International Capital Markets Association (ICMA) since January 2015.
Mr Yves Tomballe, Head of Market & Liquidity Risk Asia, Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ
With more than ten years of experience in interest rates derivatives trading and riskmanagement, Tomballle is responsible for managing the market and funding liquidity risk of Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi (BTMU), as well as for overseeing the implementation of local regulatory requirements in the region. Prior to joining BTMU, Tomballe worked asan interest rates options trader at Standard Chartered Bank in London, Dubai and New York covering interest rates derivatives in G10, Latam, EMEA and SEA markets.
Mr Conor Cunningham, CEO and Founder, ACUO
Cunningham has worked in the derivatives industry for the past 20 years. His was formerly managing director and head of the Futures, Clearing and Collateral business for Citibank in Asia Pacific. He also served as chairman of the Futures Industry Association (FIA) Asia from 2014 to 2015. Prior to joining Citi in 2011, Cunningham worked with JP Morgan in London where he was responsible for its listed fixed income derivatives (EMEA ). Currently, he serves as CEO of ACUO, which specialises in providing collateral management solutions to bank and the buyside using cloud technology.
Mr Graeme Smith, Managing Director, Asia Head of FIFM Risk, ING Bank
Smith started as Market Risk and Product Control in London. He spent three years in Moscow, Russia managing the Treasury function for ING's Russian subsidiary, ING Bank Eurasia, before managing the treasury function for Singapore and Hong Kong in 2012. In 2016, he served as head of ING Bank's management of market, counterparty and liquidity risk in Asia.
Mr Yash Misra, Head of Issuer and Counterparty Risk, DBS Bank
Misra is head of issuer and counterparty risk at DBS Bank in Singapore. He has 16 years of experience in the global markets, based primarily in New York and Asia, working either as a trader (FX and rates derivatives) or as a risk person (including global markets, prime brokerage, private/consumer banking and alternative investments). Currently, his focus includes creating synergies across internal and external counterparty risk measures that include CCPs , margin, and relevant BCBS Regulatory Reform .
Mr Michael Syn, Executive Vice President, Head of Derivatives, Singapore Exchange
Mr Michael Lor, Advisor, Fullerton Financial Holdings And Non-executive Director, Canadia Bank
Michael has led Canadia Bank's senior management team since 2011, successfully transforming the institution from a local bank into a regional financial services group. Under his leadership, Canadia successfully developed and launched a new partnership in micro finance with Fullerton Financial Holdings Singapore in 2013, and a new venture in life insurance with Muang Thai Life Assurance Thailand in early 2016. Prior to Canadia, he was group CEO of Eon Bank, leading Eon to consistent double-digit growth in PBT, total revenue, gross loans & financing and customer deposits. Before that, Michael held positions as head of consumer banking for RHB Bank and managing director of DBS Bank as part of his three decades long track record as a senior banker working across the Southeast Asia.
Mr Paulus Adinata Widia, Group Head Transaction Banking Product Development, Bank Mandiri
Adinata Widia is head of transaction banking product development at PT Bank Mandiri responsible for profitably growing the bank’s wholesale banking capabilities by identifying and targeting market segments with product innovations. He addresses the minutiae of developing existing and new products focusing on for example dimensioning, segmentation, buyer behavior, pricing, sales cycles, and delivery channel capabilities. Prior to joining Bank Mandiri, he worked in a variety of senior product development roles at PT Bank Danamon, PT CIMB Niaga, PT LippoBank and Citibank N.A. Indonesia. Widia started his career with Ernst & Young Intl., Philippines.
Ms Stephanie Myers, Vice President Customer Strategy, Experience and Loyalty, Prudential
Mr Sreeram Iyer, Chief Operating Officer, Institutional Banking, ANZ
Mr Lito Villanueva, Managing Director, FinTQnologies Corp.
Mr Raju Nair, Managing Director- Regional Head Customer Journey Experience, DBS Bank
Ms Natividad Alejo, Executive Vice President, Consumer Banking Group Head, Bank of the Philippine Islands
Mr Sameer Gupta, Regional Head for Customer Experience and Business Analytics, Consumer Banking Group, DBS Bank
Mr Rakesh Krishnamuti, Head of Large Enterprise Acquisition and Relationship Management, Southeast Asia, PayPal
Mr Sam Ahmed, Managing Director & Partner, Deriv Asia
Ahmed is the Managing Director and partner at Deriv Asia, a technical consultancy firm which provides strategic advisory and change transformation to banks in the areas of new derivatives businesses, risk policy and methodology, collateral management, vendor selection and regulatory implementation for various projects around Basel 3.
Ahmed’s career spans 18 years at top tier international banks such as Lehman Brothers, Merrill Lynch and Citi across Sydney, Tokyo and Singapore where he held management roles in FX Derivatives trading, credit risk and middle office. His last role was at Citi Singapore as Head of Collateral Services Sales for APAC.
Mr Geoffrey Heenan, Resident Representation Singapore & Malaysia, IMF
Heenan is the Singapore Resident Representative for the International Monetary Fund (IMF), covering Singapore and Malaysia, as well as regional financial sector developments. He has an extensive experience with Asian economic issues, having worked in the Asia Pacific Department of the IMF for over eight years. He also spent several years in the IMF's Monetary and Capital Markets Department, dealing with monetary policy formulation and implementation, market development, and financial stability issues. Previously, Heenan was an economist with the Economic Analysis Department of the Reserve Bank of Australia, working on a range of macroeconomic and financial sector issues.
Dr. Alain Chevalier, Professor of Finance, ESCP Europe
Alain Chevalier is a full Professor of Finance at ESCP Europe. He is also a former Vice Dean, a former Vice Director General, a former Academic and International Dean and a former Dean of Faculty at ESCP Europe. He holds a Ph.D. in Economics (Paris Ouest Nanterre), a Ph.D. in Management (Paris Dauphine) and the French qualification for Ph.D supervision (Habilitation à diriger des Recherches-ESA Lille 2). He created and supervised the Finance concentration at ESCP Europe. He was also Chairman of the Finance Department for several years. Alain Chevalier was also one of the founders of the French Finance Association (AFFI) and is a former President of the European International Business Academy (EIBA). Dr Chevalier is presently a member of the technical committee of the convertible bonds index of NYSE-Euronext and is a board member of several scientific associations in finance, international business and operational research.
Mr Cesar Virata, Former Prime Minister of the Philippines and current corporate vice-chairman, Rizal Commercial Banking Corporation
Cesar Virata is regarded to be amongst the most progressive political and financial leaders from the Phillippines, serving as Minister of Finance from 1970-1986 and Prime Minister from 1981-1986. Known for his tough economic policies and a clean international reputation, it was during Mr Virata’s time as Minister of Finance that the Philippines became economically strong through healthy trade and budgetary surpluses. Returning to private enterprise and serving as the president of the Bankers’ Association of the Philippines, he has been involved in strengthening the Philippines’ money exchanges. Mr Virata is now currently corporate vice-chairman of the Rizal Commercial Banking Corporation.
Mr Paul Chow, Former Chief Executive, Hong Kong Stock Exchange
Paul Chow has been a leading architect in the development of Hong Kong's modern securities and derivatives markets. He was former chief executive of the Hong Kong Exchange between 2003 and 2010 and a founding member of the Hong Kong Securities Institute. Previous to this, he was the Chief Executive, Asia Pacific ex-Japan Region of HSBC Asset Management (Hong Kong) from April 1997 to April 2003. Mr Chow has also made significant contributions to the development of global financial markets. He served as Chairman of the East Asian and Oceanian Stock Exchanges Federation from 1994 to 1995 and was Chairman of the Working Committee of the Federation Internationale des Bourses de Valeurs (FIBV, now known as the World Federation of Exchanges, or WFE) from 1995 to 1996 and an ex-officio member of FIBV's Executive Committee from 1994 to 1996. Mr Chow was Chairman of the WFE Working Committee from 2007 to 2008 and became WFE Vice Chairman in 2009.
Mr James Cullen,
former Senior Vice President, Wells Fargo
James Cullen is a financial executive with over 30 years of extensive domestic and international experience in commercial banking and corporate finance, acquired while based in Hong Kong, Singapore, and cities on the West Coast of the United States. His expertise includes dealing with the financial architecture and business requirements of public and private corporations as well as governments and government entities. He is a strategic thinker who is innovative, operationally astute as well as being highly focused on goals, results, and relationships. His banking career began and concluded with Wells Fargo, and in between included two decades of executive positions with Bank of America and US Bancorp.
Mr Mathew Welch, Partner, Asia Capital & Advisors
Mathew Welch has 24 years of senior executive experience in financial markets in Asia, having conducted business and led teams, transactions and projects in most major Asian countries. Prior to starting his own firm, Mathew was Managing Director & Head of Banks, Asia (ex-Japan) at Daiwa Securities Capital Markets, Managing Director and Head Financial Institutions, Asia at ING Investment Banking, Managing Director, Investments at Temasek Holdings and Global Head of Banks at Standard Chartered. He has a MBA degree from Harvard Business School.
Mr Damian Glendinning, Vice President and Group Treasurer, Lenovo
Damian Glendinning has over 26 years’ experience in the field of finance, accounting and treasury. He is currently vice president and group treasurer at Lenovo, which he joined in 2005 after 21 years with IBM. Prior to this, Glendinning was IBM’s Asia Pacific treasurer from 2001 to 2005. He was also director of their global treasury operations in New York. Glendinning also served in a variety of corporate finance roles at IBM, including accounting and internal audit.
Mr William Isaac, Chairman Fifth Third Bancorp
William Isaac is the chairman of Fifth Third Bancorp, a regional US bank with assets under care of $300 billion. He is also the senior managing director of FTI Consulting and global head of FTI’s Financial Institutions group, providing regulatory counselling and risk management services, strategy consulting, expert testimony, and corporate governance consulting for financial institutions, law firms and governments. He is author of ‘Senseless Panic: How Washington Failed America’, which provides an inside account of the banking and S&L crises of the 1980s, compares that period to the financial crisis of 2008, and recommends reforms to prevent future crises.
Mr Emmanuel Daniel, Chairman, The Asian Banker
Founder of The Asian Banker, the most respected provider of consulting and intelligence in the financial services industry in the Asia Pacific region and other emerging markets. Mr Daniel has led it to become a combination of leading industry research, publication and consulting house, with a strong reputation worldwide.