Speakers

  Yang Zheng, Director, Municipal Financial Office, Shanghai
Yang Zheng is director of the municipal financial office in Shanghai, as well as deputy secretary of the Financial Work Committee in CPC Shanghai. He is experienced in foreign exchange management as well as a known advocate of the internationalization of the renminbi. Prior to joining the municipal financial office, Zheng was vice director in the capital account management department in the State Administration of Foreign Exchange. In the past, Zheng has also been vice governor at the PBoC Shanghai Branch and vice director of PBoC’s Shanghai head office also in charge of the foreign exchange department.
  Eisuke Sakakibara, former Vice Minister, Ministry of Finance, Japan 
Sakakibara is Japan's visionary thinker on issues related to economic multi-lateralism and a more collaborative Asian financial system. As Japan's vice minister of finance, he was known as 'Mr Yen' for the influence of his pronouncements on Japan’s currency. During the Asian financial crisis in the late 1990s, he opposed the neoliberal economic reforms advocated by the IMF and US Treasury on ASEAN economies, and proposed an alternative Asian monetary fund that is better suited to act on the interests of Asian nations.The Chiang Mai Initiative Multilateralisation Agreement that took effect on 2010 has been seen by some observers as a major step towards the creation of an Asian monetary fund.
   Yong Zhang, Deputy Director General, Lujiazui Financial and Trade Zone Administration 
Yong Zhang is currently deputy director general of Lujiazui Financial and Trade Zone Administration. He previously worked as deputy director general at the Financial Services Bureau, Pudong New Area between 2012 and 2014. Prior to that, he has been deputy director of the Policy Research Office, Pudong New Area Government and deputy director of the Economic Department, Research Office of the Zhejiang Provincial Government. Zhang has BA, MA and PhD degrees from Fudan University in economics and finance. He was a Fox International Fellow at Yale University and worked with economics Nobel Laureate Professor Robert Schiller.
  Jochen Metzger, Head of the Department Payments and Settlement Systems, Deutsche Bundesbank
Since 2006 Jochen Metzger is head of the department payments and settlement systems at the Deutsche Bundesbank. At the Eurosystem level, He is a member of the TARGET2-Securities Board. He also represents the Bundesbank in the G20-Committee on Payments and Settlement Systems (CPSS) and is responsible senior officer for cooperative oversight of CLS. Since November 2013 Metzger chairs the working group “Establishment of an RMB Clearing House”, part of the “Renminbi-Initiative Frankfurt”. He was also involved in the negotiation between the People’s Bank of China and the Deutsche Bundesbank on the issue.
   Johannes Gräb, Economist, International Policy Analysis Division, European Central Bank
Johannes Gräb is an economist in the international policy analysis division in the directorate international and European relations at the European Central Bank (ECB). His work and research interest primarily focusses on foreign exchange rates, international capital flows and the international monetary system. Gräb is also co-writing the ECB’ annual report on the International Role of the Euro. Before joining the ECB, Johannes worked in the Economics Department of the Deutsche Bundesbank.
   Tong Wang, Deputy General Manager, Global Markets, Bank of China(Hong Kong)
Tong Wang is deputy general manager of global market in Bank of China (Hong Kong ). He has been working with Bank of China for more than 20 years. Wang is deeply involved in the onshore and offshore RMB bond market development. He has led his team in arranging several important deals which are used as benchmarks, such as the first RMB Corporate CP in China inter-bank market, the first RMB Treasury Bond in Hong Kong market, the first offshore RMB corporate bond and the first offshore RMB bond issued by supranational agency.
   Guocang Huan, CEO, Great China Strategic Capital & Primus Pacific Partners
Guocang Huan is the CEO of Great China Strategic Capital (GSC Capital) and Primus Pacific Partners. Prior to current positions, Huan was head of investment banking Asia at HSBC from 2001 to 2005, and held similar position at Citigroup from 1997 to 2000. He has done many land mark transactions in China and other Asian countries. He was also a board member of the Qatar Financial Center, senior fellow of the Atlantic Council of the US.
   Sam Ahmed, Managing Director and Founder, Deriv Asia
Sam Ahmed is the managing director and founder of Deriv Asia, a management consultancy firm specializing in delivering collateral, clearing and post trade solutions based out of Singapore. Prior to opening Deriv Asia, Ahmed was Citi’s head of collateral services sales for the Asia Pacific region. Ahmed’s career spans 18 years in Asia across top tier international banks. He started off at Westpac Sydney as a management associate then took many difference positions at Lehman Brothers and Merrill Lynch.
  Anne Marion-Bouchacourt, Chairman, Societe Generale (China) Limited
Anne Marion-Bouchacourt has been the chairman of Societe Generale (China) since the Bank's local incorporation in 2008. She was appointed group chief country officer for China in July 2012. She joined Societe Generale in 2004 as head of human resources of corporate & investment banking (SG CIB) and soon became head of group human resources. Marion-Bouchacourt started her career as a consultant. She has in the past worked for PricewaterhouseCoopers and Gemini Consulting.
   Henry Yung, Senior Manager, Financial Infrastructure Development, HKMA
Henry Yung has nearly 20 years of experience in central banking and is currently senior manager, financial infrastruture development at the Hong Kong Monetary Authority. He is responsible for the development of the regulatory regime for the stored valued facilities and retail payment systems in Hong Kong. From 2008 to 2010, Yung was seconded as an advisor to the office of the executive director for China in the International Monetary Fund in Washington DC.
   Luc Decker, Consul General of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg in Shanghai, Executive Director of Luxembourg Trade and Investment Office Shanghai
Since July 2013, Luc Decker has been consul general of the Grand-Duchy of Luxembourg. Before being appointed as Consul General, Decker was in charge of the Luxembourg Trade and Investment Offices in China and the United States at the Ministry of Economy and Foreign Trade. In that role, which he held from 2007 to 2013, he assisted Chinese and American investors and companies to set up base in Luxembourg as their gateway to the European market. Prior to this, he was in charge of press relations for the Minister of the Economy and Foreign Trade from 2005 to 2007.
   Andrew Pal, Executive Director, Prime Services, UBS AG and CEO, UBS Futures Singapore
Andrew Pal is a member of the futures and options sales team with UBS Futures Singapore. As investment banks meet the challenge of increasing regulation and market re-structure, Pal is now focusing on leading the banks’ regional Over-The-Counter clearing (OTC) initiative to offer clients a total solution encompassing listed derivatives and OTC derivative products. Prior to this, Andrew held various roles including managing client direct execution risk; futures sales and execution and IT project management.
Gaetan Gosset, Head of Product Management, APAC, Euroclear
Gaetan Gosset has spent 18 years with Euroclear Bank and is currently heading product management in the Asia Pacific region. His responsibilities cover all products and services offered by Euroclear Bank, including settlement and custody of fixed-income securities and equities, collateral management and fund processing. Gosset represents Euroclear in various market working groups and committees such as SWIFT, ASIFMA and ABMF.
  Ko Tseng, Managing Director, E Fund Management (HK)
Ko Tseng is currently the managing director of E Fund Management (HK). Prior to that, he was the head of ETF/Index at Mirae Asset Global Investment (Hong Kong) and senior proprietary trader at Mitsubishi UFJ Securities (Hong Kong). Tseng is specialized in equity derivatives, alternative investment, and quantitative trading. Tseng is also the holder of Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst (CAIA), Financial Risk Manager (FRM) and Professional Risk Manager (PRM) designations.
Helen Zhou, Managing Director, Client Solutions Group, CSOP Asset Management
Helen Zhou is head of client solutions group of CSOP Asset Management, leading the firm's product development and investor services efforts. Prior to joining CSOP in 2012, Zhou was an executive director at Goldman Sachs (Asia) responsible for providing multi-asset solutions to the firm's institutional and intermediary clients in the Greater China region. Before that she worked in equity and fund derivatives sales at UBS Investment Bank since 2004.
   Li Lin, GM, Strategy & Development Department, SPD Bank
Li Lin is the general manager of strategy & development department of SPD Bank. Mr. Li has been engaging in commercial bank operation, management and research for years in the fields of strategy management, risk control and macro-economy. He has published articles in major research magazines and has shared research results on the choices of business model and sustainable growth of domestic commercial banks under the new technology development environment. Recently, Mr. Li’s main research focus is information & communication technology development, mobile internet and the internet and its impact on commercial banks. 
   Caesar Ng, Regional Head of Transaction Banking Greater China, Maybank
Caesar Ng is responsible for driving Maybank's transaction banking business in Greater China, covering cash management, trade and supply chain financing as well as financial institutions & non-bank financial institutions. Prior to this he was responsible for the maintenance of the relationship and build-up of the client portfolio in the segment of Hong Kong corporates as well as multinational companies. Ng has also worked in a number of local and multinational banks over the past 20 years including CITIC, ABN AMRO Bank, Natexis Banque as well as Bank of Nova Scotia. 
  

Raymond Wang, Head of RMB Capability Development & Head of Shanghai Free Trade Zone Sub-branche Preparation, Westpac
Raymond Wang is Westpac's head of RMB capability development and also responsible for the setting up of their Shanghai FTZ sub-branch. Wang joined Westpac in 2011 as head of the specialised solution team in trade finance. He has almost 20 year's banking experience largely gained in Australia, covering the areas of project finance, structured finance and trade finance. Prior to joining Westpac, Wang held a number of senior  positions in China Industrial International Trust Limited and National Australia Bank.

 

Feifei Xia, Executive Vice President, Wing Lung Bank
Feifei Xia is executive vice president of commercial banking at Wing Lung Bank, a wholly owned Hong Kong-based subsidiary of China Merchants Bank. Prior to this, Xia had extensive experience at Bank of China and China Merchants Bank. From 2008 to 2010, Xia served as the head of the banking department of China Merchants Bank's New York branch. Xia has published many articles in "International Business Daily" and "International Finance", also winning an award from the China International Finance Society.

 

Alexis Garatti, Assistant Director, Haitong International
Alexis Garatti is an expert of global economics at Haitong International. He has over ten years of experience as an economist, primarily focused on the US, Eurozone and China. Prior to this, Garatti worked in CITIC Securities as a senior economist for over three years and as a senior economist in Natixis for over five years. Garatti holds a PhD in economics and also earned a certification in international fixed income and derivatives from the International Capital Market Association.

  Christopher Balding, Associate Professor of Finance and Economics, HSBC Business School of Peking University
Christopher Balding is an associate professor of finance and economics at the HSBC Business School of Peking University. As an expert in sovereign wealth funds, Balding recently released a book entitled “Sovereign Wealth Funds: The New Intersection of Money and Power”. Balding’s work has been cited by a variety of global media outlets including CNBC and he speaks regularly on the Chinese economy and financial markets. Balding worked in private equity prior to entering academia.
  James Cullen, former SVP, Wells Fargo
James Cullen was senior vice president in Wells Fargo’s global financial institutions group with specific focus on Asia. He is a career banker with over four decades of experience in the financial services industry,including posts in San Francisco, Hong Kong, Singapore and Seattle with Wells Fargo, Bank of America and US Bancorporation before venturing on his own in 2010. Prior banking experience includes involvement in a variety of business sectors including corporate banking and finance and institutional banking.
  Foo Boon Ping, Managing Editor, The Asian Banker
Boon Ping manages The Asian Banker publication business and engages practitioners, customers, partners and the media on critical issues that impact the industry. He has more than 19 years of experience in the banking and financial services industry, specializing in strategic branding, marketing communications and consumer insight. Prior to The Asian Banker, he was at United Overseas Bank (UOB), covering Singapore and key markets in the region, such as China, Indonesia, Malaysia and Thailand.


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