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Speakers

Keynote Speakers


Norman Chan
Chief Executive of the Hong Kong Monetary Authority

Norman Chan is chief executive of the Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA) since 2009. He was appointed an executive director of the HKMA when it was established in 1993. From 1996 to 2005, Chan served as deputy chief executive. During his time with the HKMA, Chan steered a number of major financial policies and initiatives, including the development of Hong Kong's financial infrastructure and the introduction of renminbi banking services in Hong Kong. From 2005 to 2007, Chan was vice chairman, Asia of Standard Chartered Bank. Prior to re-joining the HKMA, Chan was director of the chief executive's office of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region government from 2007 to 2009.


Helen Wong
Chairperson, The Hong Kong Association of Banks

Helen Wong is Chairperson of The Hong Kong Association of Banks. She is also chief executive for Greater China and acting chief executive officer for Hong Kong of The Hong Kong and Shanghai Banking Corporation Limited. Wong has 30 years banking experience in the Greater China and Asia-Pacific region. She joined HSBC in 1992 and served in a number of senior management roles in global banking and markets where she spearheaded projects and new businesses that have supported the expansion of HSBC's capital markets franchise in Asia. During her posting in China, she successfully led the expansion of the group’s mainland China business, establishing HSBC as the largest foreign bank in China, and has played a key role in securing HSBC’s leading position in the internationalisation of the RMB.


Hans Eichel
Co-founder, G20 & former Finance Minister, Germany

During his term as the second longest serving finance minister of Germany after WWII reconstruction, Hans Eichel was an important figure in two landmark reforms - the far reaching reform of Germany’s economy (also known as Agenda 2010) and the creation of the G-20 to represent the rebalancing of world power. Agenda 2010 helped turn Germany from the ‘sick man of Europe’ into the best performing major Western economy during the global financial crisis. As chairman of the G-7, he co-founded the G-20 in 1999 to give a more influential global role to emerging countries. He hosted the G-20's inaugural meeting in Berlin, and as G-20 chairman in 2004, he pressed for reforming the international financial architecture and establishing a code of conduct for preventing financial crises. Eichel currently leads the expert group on sustainable structural development for the Friedrich Ebert Foundation, the world’s oldest and largest political foundation.


Alan Bollard
Executive Director, APEC

Alan Bollard is the executive director of the APEC Secretariat based in Singapore. Prior to joining APEC, Bollard was governor of Reserve Bank of New Zealand from 2002 to 2012. He was responsible for monetary policy and bank regulations, helping steer New Zealand through the global financial crisis. From 1998 to 2002, Bollard was secretary to the New Zealand Treasury. He has served as New Zealand’s alternate governor to the IMF, ADB and World Bank. From 1994 to 2008, he was chairman of the New Zealand Commerce Commission. Prior to that he was director of the New Zealand Institute of Economic Research. Bollard has a PhD in Economics from the University of Auckland as well as been awarded several honorary doctorate degrees.


Gary Stern
Former Chairman, Financial Services Policy Committee, Federal Reserve System and Former President, Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis

Gary Stern retired as the second longest-serving president in the history of the Federal Reserve System, having spent 24 years as the president of the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis. In addition to serving as a voting member of the Federal Open Market Committee from 1985 to 2009, he also chaired the Federal Reserve System’s Financial Services Policy Committee and oversaw substantial changes to the Federal Reserve’s role in the nation’s payments system as new technologies dictated greater efficiencies for both financial institutions and consumers. He was also a faculty member of Columbia University, New York University and Washington University.


Benjy Feinberg
CEO of Behalf

During his early Wall Street career, Benjy was involved in financing and buying out multimillion-dollar companies and preparing companies for their IPOs. Benjy then moved into technology investments where he bought and sold majority stakes in publicly traded technology companies. In parallel he managed a portfolio of high-tech and biotech businesses and served on the board of directors of several technology companies. Benjy then founded Behalf, receiving backing by the Silicon Valley venture capital outfits behind Apple, Google, Twitter, Tumblr, Foursquare, AirBnB and Dropbox, Behalf offers financing to small business in the USA through simple online applications. Through the power of building relationships between vendors and small businesses, Behalf is able to offer financing options that meet the needs of small businesses

 

Faculty and Speakers


Michael Ong, Chair, The Risk Games Convention
Dr. Ong was a professor of finance at the Illinois Institute of Technology up till 2014, and author of books on Basel, credit risk modelling and capital allocation that are widely read in the financial services industry. Previously, he was EVP and CRO of Credit Agricole Indosuez, where he held enterprise-wide responsibility for all risk management functions for corporate banking, merchant banking, asset management, capital markets activities, and the Carr Futures Group.


Andre Thibeault, Co-Chair, The Risk Games Convention
Professor Thibeault is the head of the Centre for Financial Services at Belgium’s Vlerick Business School. He was previously the chair of the finance department at the Nyenrode Business University in the Netherlands and the director of the finance insurance department of Laval University in Canada. His pioneering risk simulations have been adopted by leading banks and universities in both North America and Europe.


Gary Stern, Former Chairman, Financial Services Policy Committee, Federal Reserve System
Gary Stern retired as the second longest-serving president in the history of the Federal Reserve System, having spent 24 years as the president of the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis. In addition to serving as a voting member of the Federal Open Market Committee from 1985 to 2009, he also chaired the Federal Reserve System’s Financial Services Policy Committee and oversaw substantial changes to the Federal Reserve’s role in the nation’s payments system as new technologies dictated greater efficiencies for both financial institutions and consumers. He was also a faculty member of Columbia University, New York University and Washington University.


Karen Kemp, Executive Director of Banking Policy Hong Kong Monetary Authority
Kemp has been employed by the HKMA since 1995. She was a Deputy General Counsel in the Office of the General Counsel prior to being appointed to her current post in 2008. Kemp also served as Deputy Chief Executive Officer of Exchange Fund Investment Limited from 1999 to 2003. She is a solicitor qualified to practise in Hong Kong and in England & Wales. Prior to joining the HKMA, Kemp was employed by Lovells (a firm of solicitors) in London and Hong Kong.


Rungporn Roengpitya, Head, Quantitative Models and Financial Engineering, Bank of Thailand
Dr. Roengpitya rejoined the Bank of Thailand (BOT) in 2014 after a sabbatical as Visiting Adviser to the Bank of International Settlements. Her interests include developing methodologies for loan quality forecasting, auditing IRB PD models and banking development and stability research. Prior to the BOT, she was with the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago and the International Monetary Fund. She has a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Chicago.


Wilfred Nagel, Group Chief Risk Officer, ING Bank
Wilfred Nagel is group chief risk officer and a member of the executive board of ING Group since May 2012, where he is responsible for all of ING’s risk management departments including compliance. He has 35 years of banking experience, and has held important leadership positions such as chief executive of ING Bank Turkey, chief executive of ING Wholesale Banking Asia and global head of credit risk management for ING Group.


John Lee, Group Chief Risk Officer, Maybank
Dr. Lee is group chief risk officer and a member of the group executive committee of Maybank, responsible for credit and risk management across the Group. He was previously with Amanah Merchant Bank and the Kuala Lumpur Options and Financial Futures Exchange (KLOFFE). Prior to his appointment in Maybank, he served in financial services consulting and advisory as a partner with KPMG Business Advisory for 13 years. He has a Ph.D. in Financial Economics from Monash University and was awarded ‘Risk Manager of the Year 2014’ by The Asian Banker.


Christian Hunt, former prudential Chief Operating Officer, Bank of England
Christian led the organisation of the Bank of England's resources supporting its bank supervisory activities. Previously, he had been responsible for the supervision of international custody banks and investment banks at the Bank of England. Before joining the UK regulator in 2011, he was a principal at the private investment firm Vasari Global and a director of corporate finance at Deutsche Bank, and the assistant secretary of the Panel on Takeovers and Mergers, a regulatory body charged with the administration of London's code for takeovers and mergers.


Ari Lehavi, Executive Director, Global Head of Training & Certification, Moody's Analytics
Ari Lehavi is an Executive Director at Moody’s Analytics and global head of the Training & Certification Division. He joined Moody’s in 2001 and became Managing Director for Product Development and Strategy in 2006. With the 2010 acquisition of the Canadian Securities Institute, Ari took responsibility for the Training & Certification Division--a leader in providing education solutions to financial institutions worldwide. Prior to joining Moody’s, Ari spent several years as a strategy consultant, helping corporate executives define and execute strategies to drive profitable growth. Before consulting, Ari worked as an investment banker, focusing on financial services and technology. Ari also previously led the Institute of Risk Standards and Qualification - a UK-based awarding body for promoting higher competence standards in risk management.


Pierre Gaudin, Senior Director, Enterprise Risk Solutions, Moody’s Analytics
Pierre is in charge of strategic initiatives in Asia-Pacific for Risk Appetite Management, Stress Testing and Origination at Moody's Analytics, assisting with subject matter expertise, clients requirement analysis, and use case illustrations. He joined Moody's Analytics via Fermat in 2004, and has led several Basel RWA implementations in Europe and Asia. He also developed Fermat Education services, designing and delivering regulatory compliance and AML training to clients and system integrators worldwide. He has 15 years experience delivering software implementation services for capital markets and risk management solutions at major commercial banks in Paris, Bruxelles, London, Hong Kong and Singapore.


Mark Lawrence, MD, Mark Lawrence Group & first CRO, ANZ
Dr. Lawrence is one of Asia's most experienced experts on banking risk. He co-chaired the Institute of International Finance's global risk management working group in 2009 and was the expert principal at McKinsey & Co. Before this, he was Group Chief Risk Officer (CRO) and a member of the Management Board at ANZ Banking Group in Australia from 1999 - 2004. Prior to this, he held senior risk management roles at several New York investment banks. Earlier, Mark co-founded the Market Risk function at Merrill Lynch in New York in 1987.


Prof. Edwin Yuen, Professor of Risk Management, University of Hong Kong & former Chief Analytics Officer, Bank of China (HK)
Prof. Edwin Yuen has more than 20 years of experience in risk analytics and computer system development. Prior to joining HK University he served as chief analytics officer at Bank of China HK. He was also head of risk analytics for Standard Chartered Bank, responsible for the successful global implementation of its Basel II program and held various senior positions in the Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce in Toronto and the United Overseas Bank in Singapore. He was the chairman of the Basel Implementation Committee of the Hong Kong Bankers Association in 2011.


Gordian Gaeta, International Resource Director, The Asian Banker
Dr Gaeta has been a banking consultant for some 25 years. He has advised and served many of the leading financial services organisations across Asia and close to half of the top 100 banks worldwide. He specialises in developing and implementing analytical solutions for complex strategic issues in financial services-related industries undergoing significant change or being exposed to intricate risk issues.


Tsuyoshi Oyama, Partner, financial industries group, Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu
Tsuyoshi Oyama is a partner of financial industries group at Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu in Tokyo and mainly engaged in risk management and regulatory advisory services for large Japanese and Asian financial institutions. Oyama joined in May, 2010 after worked 23 years at the Bank of Japan, most recently as deputy director-general in Financial System and Bank Examination Department. At the BoJ, he conducted several projects to deal with Japanese banks' NPL problem, on-site examinations for Japanese major banks, and recently to lead Basel II implementation in Japan.


David Millar, International Resource Director, The Asian Banker
David Millar is a risk management trainer, journalist and consultant with 40 years’ experience in international banking and financial markets who has worked for banks, financial utilities and central authorities on strategy, processes, change and risk management, research and outsourcing. He was an operational risk manager at a global British bank and subsequently Chief Operating Officer at the Professional Risk Managers’ International Association, PRMIA, a trade association focused on improving financial risk management. He is also an International Resource Director at the Asian Banker.

Advisory Council & Speakers

 

Advisory Council

 

Paul Chow, ex CEO, HongKong Exchanges and Clearing

Paul Chow has been a key architect in the expansion of Hong Kong’s modern securities and derivatives markets. He has also made significant contributions to the development of global financial markets. Mr Chow was former chief executive of the Hong Kong Exchanges between 2003 and 2010 and a founding member of the Hong Kong Securities Institute. He served as Chairman of the East Asian and Oceania 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. Mr Chow was Chairman of the WFE Working Committee from 2007 to 2008 and became WFE Vice Chairman in 2009.


Thomas McMahon, MD & CEO, UD Trading Group Ltd Pte

Thomas McMahon is currently the Director/CEO of UD Trading Group Ltd Pte. He previously served as the CEO of the Singapore Mercantile Exchange (SMX) from 2009 to 2011. Before that Thomas was President, Deputy Chairman at the Hong Kong Mercantile Exchange HKEx from 2007 to 2009. In addition, he served as Director-Asia Vice President Tokyo, Singapore at New York Mercantile Exchange (NYMEX) during 2003-2007. Thomas has also served as Advisor at the Dubai Mercantile Exchange and was Member, Board of Directors, and Chairman of the Natural Gas & Petroleum Advisory Committees a t NYMEX. Thomas has a combined 30 years of experience across U.S. and Asian exchange and regulatory frameworks with a focus on the development of exchange traded and cleared futures and OTC products as well as exchange architecture development


Lieven Van den Brande, ex-CIO, Hong Kong Mercantile Exchange

Lieven Van den Brande is a senior financial services industry executive with extensive market infrastructure and banking experience. He is the former chief operating officer of the Hong Kong Mercantile Exchange's (HKMEx) Clearing House Project after having served as its chief information and operations officer. Lieven has spent over 20 years as a strategy and management consultant in the financial services industry, focused on delivering business, risk management, operational and technology advice to select clients. During his tenure in Asia, Lieven developed an excellent understanding of business practices and processes unique to the region. He has an established track record as an accomplished manager, thought leader and people motivator managing complex industry projects amidst competing views.

 

Speakers and Panelists

 

Hans B Sicat, President & CEO, Philippine Stock Exchange

Hans B. Sicat was named president and CEO of the Philippine Stock Exchange (PSE) in January 2011. He served as chairman and independent director of the PSE from May 2009 to January 2011 and is concurrent president and CEO of the Securities Clearing Corporation of the Philippines. Currently, he is non-executive vice chairman and director of LegisPro and also holds positions in various business entities such as Serica Balanced Fund and Master Fund. He also sits on the Euromoney Asia advisory board and is independent director of Philippine Dealing System Holdings among others. Sicat has more than two decades of experience as an investment banker and has worked for Citigroup and its predecessor firms Citicorp and Salomon Brothers in the Philippines, Hong Kong and New York City holding several key positions.


Shane Worner, Senior Economist, IOSCO, Spain

Shane Worner is currently senior economist with IOSCO, Spain. He has 18 years of financial markets experience, spanning the public sector, academia and private industry. Prior to joining IOSCO in 2011, he was employed as an economist at ASIC, Australia's securities market regulator. He was also senior economic advisor to senator John Watson, within the Australian Federal Parliament. Prior to public sector experience, he was employed at Australian National University where he taught and tutored several subjects in financial economics and finance theory. Worner spent 10 years working in with private industry firms including Swiss Bank Corporation, UBS, Citibank and ABN AMRO, covering equities, foreign exchange, futures, credit products, as well as a wide range of derivative products.


Richard Leung, MD & CO-Head IT, Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Ltd

Richard Leung joined Hong Kong Exchanges & Clearing (HKEx) in October 2011 and is currently co-head of its IT division. He works with the platform development team to spearhead a number of strategic system developments. Prior to joining HKEx, Leung worked with a number of exchanges and financial sector technology over the past two decades including as chief technology officer for Chi-X Global which he joined in conjunction with their 2008 acquisition of Cicada. Prior to that Leung held a 14-year career with Dow Jones Telerate in the Asia Pacific region, where he served in various senior technical positions.


Satoru Yamadera, Principal Financial Sector Specialist Regional and Sustainable Development Department
Asian Development Bank

Satoru Yamadera leads the ASEAN+3 Bond Market Forum and Cross-border Settlement Infrastructure Forum as the secretariat under the Asian Bond Markets Initiative of ASEAN+3. In addition, he manages a project to support ASEAN financial integration, and supports capacity building of ASEAN central banks. He has over 25 years of professional experiences in central banking including research, banking supervision, payment systems, and international financial cooperation. Prior to re-joining Asian Development Bank in October 2014, he was director, head of international standardization group at Bank of Japan. He was also the chair of Committee on Evaluation and Standards for Legal Entity Identifier, which involved more than 60 regulators and central banks globally to formulate guidelines and principles to establish the Global LEI System in accordance with the G20 and FSB initiative.


Valerian Crasto, MD & COO, Treasury & Markets, DBS

Valerian Crasto is a seasoned banking professional with over 25 years of experience in the financial services industry. Before joining DBS in 2007, Crasto held key positions at BoA, CIBC, BMO, the Ontario Pension Board in Canada, Ernst & Young and Nomura Investment Bank in the Middle East. He has diverse experience in audit, finance, risk management, back and front office having worked in key roles in all the three lines of defence. He has also been chairing the Asia pacific committee of International Capital Market Association (ICMA) since January 2015.


Samar Banwat, Senior Vice President, National Securities Depository

Samar Banwat joined National Securities Depository (NSD) in October 1996. He has close to 15 years of experience in the depository world and works closely with market participants on both the buy and sell sides. He was instrumental in developing innovative products to meet the growing needs of the market participants. Banwat is also a member of the Corporate Bonds & Securitization Advisory Committee (CoBoSAC).


Alicia García-Herrero, Chief Economist for Emerging Markets, BBVA

Alicia García-Herrero is chief economist for emerging markets at Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria (BBVA). She also serves as non-resident faculty at China-Europe International Business School in Shanghai, research fellow at Cornell’s Emerging Market Institute, special advisor to the European Commission on China economic issues and member of the advisory board of the Hong Kong Monetary Institute of Research. In previous years, García-Herrero has also been member of the Asian research program of the Bank for International Settlements, head of the international economy division of the Bank of Spain, member of the counsel to the executive board of the European Central Bank, head of emerging economies at the research department at Banco Santander and economist at the International Monetary Fund. She has also held professor positions at various universities including Johns Hopkins.


Micky Lo, MD & Chief Information Risk Officer APAC, BNY Mellon

Micky Lo joined BNY Mellon in July 2013 as chief information risk officer APAC. He has over 25 years of IT experience in the financial services industry spanning multiple 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. Prior to joining BNY Mellon, Lo was the head of IT security APAC and head of technology Greater China for Deutsche Bank. He has also held various key management positions at JPMorgan and Citibank. Lo serves as an advisory board member of the information systems faculty at City University of Hong Kong and as industry advisor of the bachelor of management science and information management programme of Hang Seng Management College.


William Lawton, Founder and Chairman, Seagate Global Group, Hong Kong

William Lawton is founder and chairman of the Seagate Global Group, Hong Kong, a private investment company focussed on using global financial markets to help people in China and Southeast Asia. Lawton has 40 years of financial experience in Asia including: helping modernise the People’s Bank of China in the early 1990’s as a consultant; authoring a whitepaper for China Development Bank’s senior management on designing China’s financial system to support economic growth; becoming the founding CEO of China Everbright’s asset management company. He also sits on the board of various CITIC Capital companies. Lawton is implementing the Seagate programmes of global excellence, a unique comprehensive economic development approach with over 150,000 member families in the Asia Pacific region. He is currently working with the Malaysian Government to increase funding for SME’s there.


Jeffrey Yap, Managing Partner & Chief Investment Officer , Ark One

Jeffrey Yap is a recognized investment professional in Asia with nearly 20 years of experience in global financial markets across multiple asset classes. He has built and managed investment and trading teams for leading global financial institutions and a hedge fund with experience ranging from trading and investing in both Asian currencies and global fixed Income. Before joining Ark One, he was responsible for Asian fixed income trading for Mizuho Securities Asia and was instrumental in making them a key player in the offshore renminbi (CNH) fixed income market. He has held key positions in CIMB, Nomura, Rabobank and JL Capital and is regarded as the key authority and voice in the development of the CNH market.


Rebecca Terner Lentchner, Executive Director, Head of Policy and Regulatory Affairs ,
Asia Securities Industry & Financial Markets Association (ASIFMA)

Rebecca Terner Lentchner focuses primarily on global initiatives including extraterritoriality, cross-border regulatory coordination, shadow banking, resolution and recovery planning, cross-border data flows and privacy, OTC derivative rule implementation, market practice and standards, and the global Legal Entity Identifier. She provides regular updates on the global regulatory reform agenda and its potential impacts in the region to Asian regulators, market supervisors, industry participants and regional trade associations. She also coordinates ASIFMA initiatives and committees covering the ASEAN region and liaises regularly with representatives of ASEAN+3, APEC-ABAC, the US Treasury, the Asia Bond Market Forum Secretariat, Asia Development Bank, Global SMPG, Asia Securities Forum, regulators, exchanges, financial market supervisors and associations throughout the Asia Pacific region. Prior to joining ASIFMA, Lentchner served as a New Directions Returnship Fellow at Goldman Sachs and also held policy roles in the US Congress and industry and not-for-profit organisations.


Eli Cohen, SVP, Head of Legal (Regulation), Singapore Exchange Limited

Eli Cohen is head of legal (Regulation) at the Singapore Exchange, responsible for handling all legal issues related to the company. He also manages SGX’s relationships with all non-Singapore regulators including the European Securities and Market Authority, the US Commodity Futures Trading Commission and the Hong Kong Securities and Futures Commission. Prior to this, Cohen was Asia General Counsel for Euroclear Bank, Hong Kong and Assistant General Counsel for Euroclear SA/NV in Brussels, Belgium. He was also Executive Secretary of the Euroclear Bank Management Committee. He also acted as a legal consultant to the Asian Development Bank to the ASEAN+3 Asian Bond Market Initiative Group of Experts in 2009-2010


Tae Seok Clement Yoo, MD, Head of Client Business & FIC Development, Global Markets Division , Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing

Tae Seok Clement Yoo serves as managing director and head of the client business development and FIC development departments at Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing (HKEx). These departments are responsible for IPO issuer marketing, exchange participant relations, development of fixed income and currency business and the development of index solutions across the organization. Since joining HKEx in 2011, he served as co-head of platform development and strategy and as head of product and index development. Yoo has over 21 years of exchange industry experience with 14 years at Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME)in clearing, risk management, business development and strategy and products and services in the US and Asia. Prior to joining CME, he held various positions at Sumitomo Mitsui Bank and Goldman Sachs in Chicago.


Aftab Ahmad Ch, Secretary General, South Asian Federation of Exchanges

Aftab Ahmad Ch. is secretary general of the South Asian Federation of Exchanges (SAFE). He is also MD/CEO of Lahore Stock Exchange. He has extensive capital market experience in the areas of regulatory oversight, enforcement, market operations and the management of stock exchanges, and has held several key advisory positions both within the country and abroad. Some of the projects he worked on included the conceptualization and implementation of a unified trading system and the establishment of a spot commodity trading eco-system. Aftab is also spearheading the project of the regional financial integration within South Asia under the umbrella of SAFE. He is also a member of the working committee of the Federation of Euro Asian Stock Exchanges.


Olivier Grimonpont, CEO HK Branch, Regional Head APAC, Euroclear 

Olivier Grimonpont is the CEO of Hong Kong branch and regional head, at Euroclear, overseeing offices in Beijing, Hong Kong, Singapore and Tokyo. Prior to this, he headed up Euroclear's collateral services, fixed-income, loan servicing and securities lending & borrowing product management teams in Brussels. Gimonpont’s financial career started in 1990 with JP Morgan Brussels, where he held various back and mid-office positions. In 1994, he joined the front office, first as liquidity manager, and later as a government bond trader responsible for the market making of Belgian government bonds.


Alex Medana, Director, Compliance Services, Asia Pacific, SWIFT

Alex Medana is director of compliance services for the Asia Pacific region at SWIFT, based in Hong Kong. He is responsible for the KYC Registry and sanctions screening strategy to drive the adoption of both products in the region. Previously he was the director of securities markets for the Asia Pacific region where he was responsible for the post-trade strategy (buy and sell sides). He also played a key role in promoting Rmb internationalisation within the global securities community. With more than 15 years’ experience in the securities industry, he has held a number of key roles in client services, middle office, settlements and project management in various prime brokers and broker-dealers operations. Prior to joining SWIFT in October 2013, he held several key positions at Deutsche Bank, DrKW, Merrill Lynch, Exane and Credit Agricole Indosuez.


Noel Chetty, Head of Asia Cash Equities Technology and Global Head of Program Trading and Analytic Macquarie Group

Noel Chetty is head of Asia cash equities technology and global head of program trading and analytic at Macquarie Group and has over 20 years of experience in the financial services industry. Before joining Macquarie he held various lead roles building and delivering business solutions for trading, middle office, risk management and business integration at leading investment banks across the APAC region. These include Credit Suisse, Barclays Investment Bank, Barclays Capital, Nomura Securities, Lehman Brothers and Merrill Lynch.


Keith B. Carter, Visiting Senior Fellow of Decision Sciences, NUS 

Keith Carter is the author of the book “ Actionable intelligence: A guide to delivering business results with big data fast!” which lays out appropriate ways to establish a culture of fact-based decision making, innovation, forward looking measurements and appropriate high-speed governance. Keith Carter teaches as visiting senior fellow of decision sciences at National University of Singapore’s business school. He has led and established global supply chain initiatives on areas including: Knowledge management, transformation, governance and data management. He previously worked at Estee Lauder in supply chain, and Accenture in financial services and government.


Nick Ronalds, MD Equities, Asia Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association (ASIFMA)

Nick Ronalds is MD of Asia Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association’s equity division and works closely with the equity committee. Prior to this, Ronalds was with RhoFinancial working with clients to develop their presence in Asia’s exchange-traded derivatives markets. In the past, Ronalds has held roles with Chicago Mercantile Exchange’s Asia office and ABN AMRO Securities. He negotiated with Japan’s Ministry of Finance for approval of GLOBEX, the first-ever offshore electronic trading system permitted in Japan.


Patrick Lau, Director of Investments, Khazanah Nasional Berhad

Patrick Lau joined Khazanah Nasional in January 2015 as director of investments. He has 15 years’ experience in cross-border mergers and acquisitions (M&A) as well as corporate strategy. Between 2010 and January 2015, he was managing director and head of M&A at China Construction Bank International and was later promoted to assistant head of its investment bank. Before that, he served as executive director, investment banking (M&A Asia) at UBS Hong Kong and as a senior attorney at Skadden Arps and Baker & McKenzie based in Hong Kong.


Mark Law, Co-Head, Investor Services Sales, APAC, Deutsche Bank

Mark Law is jointly responsible for investor services sales in the Asia Pacific region within Deutsche Bank’s institutional cash and securities services (ICSS) business. He leads a regional team covering global custodians, asset managers, insurance, broker dealers and sovereign wealth funds. He is also responsible for cross-product and cross-divisional sales, working closely with the corporate banking and securities division. In his 12-year career at the bank, Law has held various roles in product management spanning a number of countries. These roles include leadership of the trust and agency as well as institutional cash businesses in Japan. He setup the bank’s hedge fund administration business in Asia and formed an outsourcing office for structured finance in Mauritius.


Chong Kin Tuck, Global Head of Securities Services, Transaction Banking, Maybank

Chong Kin Tuck joined Maybank in September 2014 and was appointed as director of global securities services / CEO of Maybank Trustee. He is responsible for spearheading the growth of securities services regionally, leveraging his knowledge, experience, network and drive to bring the business in Malaysia, Indonesia and Philippines to the forefront and explore potential business in Singapore, Hong Kong and China. Chong has more than 20 years of experience in the banking industry, including a 20 years at Citibank covering loans operations, mortgage business, share financing and investment operations, securities and fund services operations and product development. He was also head of direct custody and clearing at JPMorgan Chase.


Filippo Santilli, APAC Head of Sales and Relationship Management, Markets Group, BNY Mellon, Hong Kong

Filippo Santilli joined BNY Mellon as head of global liquidity services for APAC in August 2009, expanding the Liquidity DIRECT business across the region. He is currently head of sales and relationship management for the markets group, covering margin segregation, tri-party repo, securities lending, collateralised loans, collateral upgrades, and FX. Santilli worked for Morgan Stanley Investment Management in Luxembourg from 1999 to 2005 as head of client services. He then moved to London and joined Lehman Brothers Asset Management in its start-up liquidity funds business, eventually spearheading efforts in Asia by moving to Hong Kong in 2007


Rachael Hoey, Head of Asia, CLS

Rachael Hoey is executive vice president, head of Asia for CLS. She is responsible for leading market engagement and strategy development in the region as well as heading the global strategic initiatives team. Hoey is also a board director of CLS Aggregation Services, established to provide trade aggregation services to participants active in the over-the-counter spot FX market. Her career has included various international roles in finance, general management, marketing and business development roles with institutions such as Royal Bank of Canada and Chase Manhattan Bank covering both custody and treasury transactional services.


Mark Taylor, Sales Director Asia Pacific, SmartStream

Mark Taylor works as Sales Director Asia Pacific at SmartStream and is responsible for working with customers across the region to improve their transaction processing efficiencies. Mark has been with the company for 9 years and prior to this role has been responsible for presales and business development. Mark has 18 years industry experience in architecting and implementing STP solutions, especially in Reconciliations and Trade Process Management across different business sectors and around the world. Before joining SmartStream, Mark has worked at Braid, Mercator and Singularity.


Hasan Rauf, Head of Sales – Asia Pacific, Depository Trust & Clearing Corporation

Hasan Rauf is head of sales for the Asia Pacific region at the Depository Trust & Clearing Corporation (DTCC), managing and driving business growth for the company’s portfolio of leading-edge solutions in the region. He covers post trade automation, data management and collateral management. His responsibilities also include providing strategic direction to organisation by assessing and penetrating new markets, building alliances with key partners, managing P&L for the company’s sales and business development unit. Prior to this he played senior sales roles at Omgeo, focussing on South Asia, Australia and New Zealand.


George Jia, Chief Representative & China Business Manager, Shanghai Representative Office, Depository Trust & Clearing Corporation

George Jia serves as the China business manager for the Depository Trust & Clearing Corporation (DTCC), responsible for managing their China business with a focus on sales, relationship management and industry relations. Before DTCC, Jia was with Omgeo since since April 2009. Prior to that he worked at Thomson Reuters, where he headed the China expert network business unit, focusing on providing primary research to the hedge fund industry. Before entering the financial services industry, Jia spent nine years in the semiconductor industry working for Future Electronics, the world’s third largest semiconductor distributor.


Brian W Tang, Managing Director, Asia Capital Markets Institute

Brian Tang is managing director of Asia Capital Markets Institute (ACMI), an industry-wide capital markets educational and policy platform that promotes professionalism, efficiency and innovation in the long-term best interests of corporate issuers and capital markets integrity. He is a corporate finance lawyer with nearly 20 years of experience in Hong Kong, New York, Silicon Valley and Australia. Prior to establishing ACMI, Tang was an award-winning investment banking counsel at Credit Suisse in Hong Kong and advised on some of the Asia Pacific region’s largest equity, debt and M&A transactions. He has also led inter-disciplinary teams to establish the bank’s Chinese investment banking joint venture and played a leading role in many industry-wide regulatory initiatives. He was previously at Wall Street law firm Sullivan & Cromwell in New York, as well as Mallesons in Perth, Australia, where he advised on cross-border capital markets, M&A, corporate governance and project finance.

 

Moderators

 

David Millar, Risk Management Specialist, International Resource Director, The Asian Banker

David Millar is a risk management trainer, journalist and consultant with 40 years’ experience in international banking and financial markets who has worked for banks, financial utilities and central authorities on strategy, processes, change and risk management, research and outsourcing. He was an operational risk manager at a global British bank and subsequently Chief Operating Officer at the Professional Risk Managers’ International Association, PRMIA, a trade association focused on improving financial risk management. He is also an International Resource Director at the Asian Banker.


Sam Ahmed, Managing Director, Deriv Asia

Sam Ahmed is the managing director and founder of Deriv Asia, a technical management consultancy firm focusing on credit risk modelling, collateral management architecture, OTC regulatory implementation, Basel 3 liquidity solutions, CVA methodology and enterprise risk management. 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 such as Lehman Brothers and Merrill Lynch where he worked across various faculties from derivatives trading, risk management to middle office.


Andrew Pal, former Executive Director, 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.


Peter Fuhrman, Chairman & CEO, China First Capital

Peter Fuhrman is chairman and CEO at China First Capital, a China-focused international investment bank and advisory firm. Fuhrman's insights and analysis on China, its capital markets and private equity industry are frequently featured in international media including New York Times, Washington Post, Bloomberg, and China Daily. Before moving to China he worked in Europe and the US, first as a journalist and editor in Europe for Forbes Magazine, then in the US as CEO of a California-based venture capital company, CEO of an entertainment finance company during its IPO process, and then as founder and CEO of an enterprise security software company.


Colin Savage, Head of Research, The Asian Banker

Colin Savage has nearly twenty years’ experience in research, analysis and strategic planning in Asia and Europe. Born and raised in Canada, he has lived and worked widely, most recently leading the corporate research and global strategy of a major Japanese life insurance group from the UK. Fluent in English and Japanese, Colin has advanced degrees in social anthropology (MA from SOAS University of London, UK) and business administration (MBA from Durham University, UK) in addition to postgraduate studies undertaken in China and Japan.


Mobasher Zein Kazmi, Editor, The Asian Banker

Mobasher Zein Kazmi is the editor of the financial markets publication responsible for coverage of global markets, exchanges, trading platforms, alternative trading systems and post-trade infrastructure on behalf of The Asian Banker. He is also the senior researcher overseeing the risk and regulation working group. Prior to joining The Asian Banker in 2013, Kazmi wrote on Islamic banking and finance topics for a range of media publications in the GCC and South-East Asia. He has an MBA (Investment Management) from Concordia University in Montreal, Canada and holds an Islamic Finance Qualification from the Chartered Institute of Securities & Investment (UK).

Keynote Speaker

Yue Yi, Vice Chairman and Chief Executive, Bank of China (Hong Kong)
Yue Yi is Vice Chairman and Chief Executive of BOC Hong Kong(Holdings) Limited and Bank of China (Hong Kong) Limited (“BOCHK”).A veteran banker with 35 years of experience, hehas held a variety ofsenior management positions at the domestic and foreign institutions of BOC Group, in areas such aspersonal and corporate banking, financial markets, investment banking and risk management, and is committed to driving innovation. When he was with BOC Beijing Branch, he was deeply involved in the launch of the BOC Great Wall International Credit Card. At BOC Seoul Branch, he participated in the development of the first global unified credit approval business when working. During his tenure at the head office of BOC, he led the establishment ofthe first private bank in China and promoted the development of the cross-border RMB business and the overseas business of BOC. He was named the Retail Banker of the Year in China by Asian Banker in 2008


Speakers

Yumesaku Ishigaki, Global Head of Transaction Banking, The Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ, Ltd
Yumesaku Ishigaki was assigned as general manager of transaction banking division in 2013, in charge of the transaction (cash, trade, payments and custody business) business with corporate clients including global mandate. Before that, he was in Tokyo-Mitsubishi International (UK) as managing director, covering sales and trading of fixed income products and structured business, establishing their hedge fund credit policy and financing to hedge funds as well as managed trading and sales activities. Ishigaki has been a board member of SWIFT since July 2011.


Lisa Robins, Regional Head of Global Transaction Banking, AP Deutsche Bank
Lisa Robins is managing director at Deutsche Bank and the head of global transaction banking, Asia Pacific. She is responsible for the bank’s commercial banking activities including cash management, trade finance, securities and trust services in the region. Robins’ international banking career spans over 25 years, working across Europe, United States and Asia. Before joining Deutsche Bank, she was managing director, vice chairman for treasury and security services for JPMorgan China. Prior to that, she ran a subsidiary of the Louis Dreyfus Corporation in Beijing that focused on consulting and trading.


Songpol Chevapanyaroj, SEVP-Managing Director, Global Transaction Banking Group, Krung Thai Bank
Songpol Chevapanyaroj has spent around 20 years in corporate banking and currently he is advisor to the president in Krung Thai Bank. Previously, he served in Kasikorn Bank as executive vice president and has held other positions including head of global business division and head of corporate and SME products division. He integrated the bank’s corporate product suite, leading to an increased overall market share of over 20% and achieved a revenue increase of more than 40% per year and tripled volume within four years. In 2008, he was named one of Top 50 Promising Young Bankers by The Asian Banker.


Hendra Lembong, Chief Transaction Banking Officer, PT. Bank CIMB Niaga, Tbk
Hendra Lembong has been chief transaction banking officer in PT. Bank CIMB Niaga, Tbk since August 2013. Before joining CIMB Niaga, Lembong was managing director and regional head of cash management, Asia Pacific at JPMorgan Chase Treasury Services, covering core cash and liquidity management. Having more than 20 years of global banking experience, Lembong also held a variety of assignments in other global banks like Deutsche Bank and Citi.


Evan Goldstein, Managing Director, Global Head of Renminbi Solutions, Deutsche Bank
Based in Hong Kong, Evan Goldstein is global head of Renminbi solutions at Deutsche Bank AG. Evan is responsible for overseeing all the RMB-related corporate and commercial banking activities of Deutsche Bank AG and for ensuring their alignment with the Bank’s strategic imperatives, product development initiatives and client-focused objectives.Evan joined Deutsche Bank from Standard Chartered Bank where he was Managing Director, Financial Institutions Product Management, Asia for their Transaction Banking division. Evan has over eighteen years of banking experience in Asia, Europe and the United States.


Andrew Gordon, Managing Director, Asia, RBC Investor & Treasury Services
Andrew Gordon joined RBC Investor & Treasury Services in 2013 and is currently responsible for providing strategic oversight to the bank’s activities in Asia. He has considerable experience of the funds industry and investor services in the Far East, most recently at BNY Mellon where he was executive vice president and head of alternative & broker dealer services, Asia Pacific. Before that, he was responsible for the Asia Pacific securities services businesses of the Bank of New York. Gordon has over 20 years of experience in Hong Kong and Tokyo.


Nick Gardiner, Partner & Managing Director, BCG
Nick Gardiner is a partner and managing director in BCG's Hong Kong office and leads BCG's capital markets segment in Asia Pacific, serving regional and global clients. He has been with BCG for over fifteen years and previously worked in the firm's London and Moscow offices. For the past decade, he has specialized in financial institutions, mainly concentrated on wholesale banking (including investment banking, securities trading and corporate/transaction banking) and asset management businesses. Prior to joining BCG, Nick worked as political and security risk consultant.


David Millar, Owner, DXL (Risk Management) Partners
David Millar is a risk management trainer, journalist and consultant with 40 years’ experience in international banking and financial markets who has worked for banks, financial utilities and central authorities on strategy, processes, change and risk management, research and outsourcing. He was an operational risk manager at a global British bank and subsequently Chief Operating Officer at the Professional Risk Managers’ International Association, PRMIA, a trade association focused on improving financial risk management. He is also an International Resource Director at the Asian Banker.


Gil Gadot, Co-founder and President of Asia-Pacific, Fundtech
Gil Gadot is a co-founder of Fundtech and has been with the company since its inception in 1993. He is currently President, Fundtech Asia-Pacific. Previous positions held by Gil at Fundtech include as CTO, general manager of international operations, managing director of global settlements, cash management and as the company’s first head of research and development. Before joining Fundtech, Gil was a senior development manager for DSSI.


Marcus Sehr, Global Head of Institutional Cash and Regional Head of Institutional Cash and Securities Services, EMEA, Deutsche Bank
Marcus Sehr is global head of institutional cash and regional head of insitutional cash & securities services, EMEA at Deutsche Bank. Prior to this appointment he held various positions within Cash Management Financial Institutions (CMFI), including as global COO, global head of wholesale solution and business manager. Between 2003 and April 2007, Sehr was senior product manager for euro and US dollar money transfer products. His responsibilities included product management for financial institutions for the Asia Pacific region as well as strategic euro clearing infrastructure projects. In this context he represented Deutsche Bank at several external committees including the German Bankers Association, the European Banking Association and Deutsche Bundesbank.


Sam Ahmed, Managing Director, Deriv Asia
Sam Ahmed is the managing director and founder of Deriv Asia, a technical management consultancy firm focusing on credit risk modelling, collateral management architecture, OTC regulatory implementation, Basel 3 liquidity solutions, CVA methodology and enterprise risk management. 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 such as Lehman Brothers and Merrill Lynch where he worked across various faculties from derivatives trading, risk management to middle office.


Mahadir Manap, Global Head of Products, Cash & Trade, Transaction Banking, Global Banking, Maybank
Mahadir Manap is responsible for managing and delivering products and services that support client propositions for cash management and trade finance line of business. His role is integral to the development of Maybank cash & trade business locally and across the region.Prior to this appointment,Manap was the global head of cash management and was responsible for the strategy and management of the domestic and global cash management business across Malaysia, ASEAN and Greater China. He has more than 19 years of banking experiences including audit, offshore banking, corporate and commercial banking, trade finance products and operations.


Daragh O’Byrne, Global Head of Marketing and Alliances, Nucleus Software
Daragh O’Byrne is presently the global head - marketing & alliances at Nucleus Software where he is responsible for driving business transformation through integrated and strategic marketing initiatives for delivering tangible value to the bottom line. O’Byrne brings with him over two decades of experience in strategic marketing, business planning, marketing automation & dashboards, competitive analysis and lead generation. He has been instrumental in formulating new organisation structures to accelerate output between marketing and the sales organisation for global banking technology companies like Misys and BPC Banking Technology.


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. He has been in charge of the bank’s Renminbi-denominated trade finance and corporate finance business. 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.


David Chance, Senior Vice President, Product Strategy, Dovetail
David Chance joined Dovetail in 2008. He has over 20 years’ experience in the payments industry and product management. Chance spent the 18 years prior to joining Dovetail at eFunds where he focused on corporate cash management and middleware solutions. He was at the forefront of eFunds Faster Payments initiatives, helping both UK and European Financial Institutions understand the implications of the UK Faster Payments Scheme. Chance represents Dovetail on many local and international taskforces and standards bodies including SWIFT, IPFA and NACHA Global Payments.


Nagarajan Rao, Senior Vice President, Transpay
Nagarajan Rao is senior vice president and head of product and strategy at Transpay. He specialises in the high-volume, low-value payments industry and is responsible for the overall leadership, strategy and execution at the company. Rao spearheaded the development of a robust, end-to-end cross-border payments platform, creating a technology infrastructure capable of moving large volumes of funds in a secure and compliant manner. This technology is enabled through direct relationships with major banks in Asia, Africa, Latin America and the Middle East regions. He began his career within the financial services industry, working closely with banks while managing foreign exchange risk on behalf of Fortune 500 companies.


Alex Medana, Director, Compliance Services, Asia Pacific, SWIFT
Alex Medana is director of compliance services for the Asia Pacific region at SWIFT, based in Hong Kong. He is responsible for the KYC Registry and sanctions screening strategy to drive the adoption of both products in the region. Previously he was the director of securities markets for the Asia Pacific region where he was responsible for the post-trade strategy (buy and sell sides). He also played a key role in promoting Rmbinternationalisation within the global securities community. With more than 15 years’ experience in the securities industry, he held several key positions at SWIFT, Deutsche Bank, DrKW, Merrill Lynch, Exane and Credit Agricole Indosuez.


Normand Girard, Director, Trade Finance Operations, BMO Financial Group
Normand Girard is responsible for the bank’s processing of all trade finance products in Canada and the United States. Girard has over twenty-five years of experience in trade finance operations at BMO Financial Group. During his career with the bank, he has covered every role in Import, Export, Standby Letters of Credit and Collections as well as integral operations leadership roles throughout the evolution of BMO’s trade finance business. Normand is a Certified Documentary Credit Specialist and an associate of the Institute of Canadian Bankers.


Samuel So , Deputy General Manager, Head of Cash Management, Bank of China (Hong Kong)
Samuel So is responsible for the bank’s product development, sales and implementation of cash management related solutions for both corporate and financial institutions. Before joining BOCHK, he had been serving as the managing director, head of cash management products &client delivery for Citibank Hong Kong for eight years, in charge of the development of cash management products as well as transaction banking client delivery team. Prior to joining the transaction banking business, he held various financial management positions at Citibank, covering financial accounting, accounting policy advisory & regional management accounting.


Bob Blower, Trade Services, Cash Management and Payments Professional
Bob Blower currently advises National Bank of Abu Dhabi on trade platform strategy. He is an internationally experienced business and technology leader with an extensive understanding of financial services. His experience includes policy making, consulting managing infrastructure for derivatives settlements and overseeing transaction services technology, operations and product management in quite a few leading organizations. Blower’s previous have been as head of FI, trade and supply chain product management in Standard Bank, and global head of GTB trade and supply chain IT in HSBC.


Shekhar Ganapathy, General Manager – South Asia, ACI Worldwide
Shekhar Ganapathy joined ACI as a general manager for the South Asia region in 2009 and has built the sales and services capabilities in the region from the ground up. Over the last 5 years, he has grown the ACI India business 10 fold from $ 2 Million to $20 Million. Prior to joining ACI, Ganapathy worked with erstwhile S1 Corporation for 5 years and had set up their delivery center, and built a 300+ Software delivery organisation that worked on engineering, services and Maintenance for a wide suite of products. Prior to that, Ganapathy was a co-founder of a Infrasoft Technologies (Core Banking and Financial Services) and built a $10M business over a period of 10 years.


E Zhihuan, Deputy General Manager and Head of Economic Research, Economics and Strategic Planning Department, Bank of China (Hong Kong)
E Zhihuan has been in charge of economic analysis and policy research, since April 2013. Her major research focuses are internationalisation of RMB and global financial markets. For more than 20 years, she has been engaged in strategic planning and research management in Bank of China Head Office and New York Branch. Possessing in-depth knowledge and research experience in China’s macroeconomy, financial policies and RMB exchange rate reform, Dr E presided over and completed key projects on the financial reform and over 200 research reports on the banking industry of China, with the publication of nearly 100 research papers and a number of academic works.


Loo Eng Hock, Director, Head of Transaction Banking Malaysia, Global Banking, Maybank
Loo Eng Hock is responsible for driving the transaction banking business in Malaysia, which covers cash management, trade and supply chain financing, securities services, financial institutions and non-banking financial institutions.Prior to this appointment, Loo was the head of Maybank cash management. He has been central to Maybank’s regionalisation strategy and has overseen the successful launch of Maybank2E-Regional Cash, the award-winning regional cash management platform for Maybank Group.


Shaun Wu, Principal, Kobre & Kim
Shaun Wu is an experienced attorney who focuses on international litigation and arbitration, regulatory and internal investigations, and the enforcement of high-value awards and judgments in complex, cross-border cases. He has particularly in-depth experience working with Asia-based clients, and especially on China-related matters. Mr. Wu has acted in a range of international disputes involving governments, state-owned enterprises, multinational corporations and high-net-worth individuals, including litigation and arbitration under the major arbitral rules. In addition, he also has experience managing court litigations across Asian jurisdictions as well as assisting clients in conducting internal investigations and compliance reviews.


Akshaya Kapoor, Chief Solution Architect, Revenue Management and Billing, Oracle Financial Services Global Business Unit
Akshaya Kapoor leads the solution architecture for pricing and billing solutions at Oracle Financial Services Global Business Unit, the financial services vertical business of Oracle. In this capacity he and his team engage with banks and financial institutions on how they can modernize their pricing and billing processes for maximizing revenue and reducing leakage. He has led efforts to build this business for Oracle among large banks such as Citibank. Kapoor has more than 17 years of experience in managing pricing & billing for banks.


Colin Savage, Head of Research, The Asian Banker
Colin Savage has nearly twenty years’ experience in research, analysis and strategic planning in Asia and Europe. While he oversees all aspects of The Asian Banker’s research team and efforts – from developing innovative methodologies and metrics to producing reports and consulting – he is particularly focused on leading the company’s research work into and ranking of vendor selection and management (for banks) and vendor evaluation (for vendors). Prior to joining the Asian Banker, Colin led the global research and strategy of a major Japanese life insurance group. He is a telecoms and mobile technology thought leader and a risk consultant.

 


Advisory Council

Tod Burwell, President & Chief Executive Officer, BAFT
Tod Burwell is president and chief executive officer of Bankers' Association for Finance and Trade (BAFT). He is responsible for leading the association in its mission to provide advocacy, education and training, and a common industry voice for the global transaction banking community. Prior to joining BAFT, he was a managing director at JPMorgan Chase. Burwell has over 25 years of trade, supply chain and cash management experience as a banking practitioner, as well as serving as a consultant to global corporations and suppliers of strategically integrated trade solutions.


James Cullen, former Senior Vice President, Wells Fargo
James Cullen was senior vice president in Wells Fargo’s global financial institutions group, with specific focus on Asia. He has 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 sector including corporate banking and finance and institutional banking.


Bill Chua, Former MD and head of global financial institutions group, UOB
Bill Chua was former MD and head of global financial institutions group, UOB, managing relationships with banks, non-bank financial institutions, supra-nationals, sovereigns and sovereign entities. In his 34 years of experience in the financial services industry, he has covered institutional wholesale and consumer banking in the front, middle and back offices. Prior to joining OUB in 2000, Chua was with Citibank for 20 years. He serves as a director for several UOB-owned companies and/or joint ventures, and is also an active member of the financial and education communities in Singapore.


Mathew Welch, Partner, Asia Capital & Advisors
Mathew Welch has spent over 25 years in financial services in Asia. His experience covers a wide range of areas including investment / wholesale banking, asset management and PE investments. Previously, Welch worked as managing director and head of financial institutions group Asia at ING, and as global head of banks & financial institutions head of Asia for Standard Chartered Bank (SCB). Working in SCB, he grew the FI revenues of the bank for more than fivefold in a four year period, adding more than US$1bln to revenues and creating one of Asia’s largest FI businesses.


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.

Keynote Speaker


Alan Bollard, Executive Director, APEC
Alan Bollard is the executive director of the APEC Secretariat based in Singapore. Prior to joining APEC, Bollard was governor of Reserve Bank of New Zealand from 2002 to 2012. He was responsible for monetary policy and bank regulations, helping steer New Zealand through the global financial crisis. From 1998 to 2002, Bollard was secretary to the New Zealand Treasury. He has served as New Zealand’s alternate governor to the IMF, ADB and World Bank. From 1994 to 2008, he was chairman of the New Zealand Commerce Commission. Prior to that he was director of the New Zealand Institute of Economic Research. Bollard has a PhD in Economics from the University of Auckland as well as been awarded several honorary doctorate degrees.

 

Speakers


Robert Yap, Executive Chairman, YCH Group
Robert Yap is the executive chairman of YCH group, Y3 Technologies, as well as Cosmic Insurance Corporation. Yap has won multiple awards in the past, including the Asia Logistics Hall of Fame award in 2003, Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the Year award in 2007, Lifetime Achievement Award (Logistics) presented by the World Chinese Economic Forum in 2013, and the NUS Business School Eminent Business (Senior) Alumni Award in 2014. He sits on the ASEAN-Business Advisory Council, which he chaired from 2007 to 2009, is president of the Singapore National Employers Federation and board member at International Enterprise Singapore. Yap also advises the Singapore National Committee for Pacific Economic Cooperation, ASEAN SME Advisory Board and SMU School of Information Systems.


Mark Millar, Managing Partner, M Power Associates
Independent advisor Mark Millar leverages over 25 years of global business experience to deliver practical knowledge and educated insights that help companies navigate the complex landscapes across markets in Asia, improve the efficiency of their supply chain ecosystems, increase market awareness and make better informed business decisions. He is a visiting lecturer at Hong Kong Polytechnic University as well as author of “Global Supply Chain Ecosystems”, and is recognised as one of the “China Supply Chain Top 20” and was named in the 2014 USA listing of “Top Pros-to-Know in Supply Chain”. Millar has led business development initiatives across ten Asian countries. In the past he has worked with Thorn EMI, Exel Contract Logistics (now DHL) and UPS Supply Chain Solutions.


Vivek Sood, Chairman and Managing Director, Global Supply Chain Group
For over 25 years Vivek Sood has empowered corporations on five continents to achieve their peak potential in operations, strategy and all components of their entire supply chain. In January 2000, he co-founded and managed Global Supply Chain Group, a high impact services company made up of supply chain pioneers and thought leaders who work only on selected high impact strategy projects with some of the largest corporations in the world. Prior to that, Sood was a management consultant with top-tier strategy consulting firm Booz Allen & Hamilton. He has also worked with some of the most innovative green technology companies to help create outstanding supply chains from scratch valued in the hundreds of millions of dollars in periods of as short as 18 months.


Lionel Choong, Board Vice Chairman of Emerson Radio Corp. & CFO of Global Regency Ltd
Lionel Choong is independent vice chairman of the board of Emerson Radio, currently acting CFO for Global Regency, a partner for large retailers handling annual FOB turnover exceeding US$150m. He has a wide range of experience in a variety of senior financial positions with companies in Hong Kong, the PRC and London. His experience encompasses logistics, branded apparel, consumer and lifestyle, consumer products, pharmaceuticals, building businesses, and corporate finance.


Marcelo Wesseler, CEO, SingPost eCommerce
Marcelo Wesseler is CEO of SingPost eCommerce, a member of the Singapore Post Group. Prior to joining Singapore Post, Marcelo was head of e-Commerce at RS Components Asia Pacific where he was responsible for growing the business to more than $100m annually. During his eight year tenure at Hewlett-Packard in Palo Alto, he was responsible for development of their US eCommerce site and global direct consumer sales. He also established an entirely new e-commerce delivery organization in Singapore and Shanghai. Marcelo started his career as a senior eCommerce consultant at KPMG Consulting in Switzerland and he was an early eCommerce pioneer when he helped establish sonystyle.com, mini.com, bmw.com and one of Europe's first online shopping platforms together with Deutsche Post in 1997.


Eckart Dutz, Co-Founder Vietnam Supply Chain, General Director Pacific Partners (VN), Ltd. 
Eckart Dutz is general director of Rapi B2B Office Solutions, as well as general director of Pacific Partners, a sourcing company specialized in fast moving consumer goods. He is co-founder of Vietnam Supply Chain and has in the past served on the board of advisors of the Vietnam Supply Chain Council as well as been an advisor to the Sourcing & Purchasing Club Vietnam. In the past, Dutz has worked for Unilever in Vietnam, Thailand, Netherlands, Germany in various supply chain positions, most recently as regional supply chain manager for Ice Cream for South East Asia.


Keith Carter, Visiting Senior Fellow of Decision Sciences at the NUS Business School, Singapore
Keith Carter is visiting senior fellow of decision sciences at the National University of Singapore Business School. He has established and led global supply chain initiatives including: supply chain intelligence, knowledge management, transformation governance, and data management. Keith worked for the Estee Lauder Companies tasked to lead the strategic and tactical supply chain operations of global multi-plants to improve the overall performance of the company.


David Sneddon, Former MD of HK and SEA, IDS Group
David Sneddon has over 22 years of supply chain leadership experience and is a commercially oriented senior executive with tested skills in company restructuring, development and leadership. His experience stems from participation in complex supply chain environments across the Asia Pacific region. He commenced his career with Linfox, Australia’s largest privately owned Logistics company, culminating in him joining Coca-Cola to establish and lead the supply chain function of the Malaysian anchor bottler. Sneddon had a 10 year career with the Li & Fung, performing key business unit and functional leadership roles across greater China and SEA. Since returning to Australia in 2010, he has played an instrumental role in the turnaround of West Australian Freight, led the development of commercial and technical work streams as CEO of New Energy Corporation, and was most recently was executive director of Reliance Franchise Partners.


Scott D. Williams, Vice President of Programs & Services at AmCham
Scott Douglas Williams is vice president of programs and services at AmCham, overseeing business development and marketing, the SME centre and Virtual Platform, memberships, committees, events, corporate Visa program, Yangtze River Delta. Williams works closely with stakeholders to ensure market leading services and programs which facilitate healthy US-China business growth. Prior to joining AmCham Shanghai in August 2012, Williams headed finished product delivery logistics for Nokia’s for greater China markets. In the past, Williams spent 15 years in the freight, transport supply chain logistics sectors at senior management levels including for FedEx Express and DHL Express. In the past, he spent ten years in consulting and franchising.


Jim Serstad, Managing Director, Tompkins International
Jim Serstad is managing director Asia of Tompkins International. Having first visited China in 1988 and having lived there for 15 years, he understands the unique challenges of logistics in China. With Tompkins, Serstad led projects including a home furnishings distribution network design, automation design in the apparel industry and fulfilment centre design in ecommerce. Prior to Tompkins he worked for a US consulting firm, PRI, where he helped foreign manufacturers enter the China market. A notable project was the acquisition of a Flextronics-Ericsson joint venture factory which was transformed into a low-volume high-mix contract manufacturer which he then managed. Serstad holds a BS in electrical engineering and an MBA, both from Purdue University.


Shawn Tay, Manager Strategy and Analytics, Hewlett Packard, APAC & Japan
Shawn Tay is one of the founding members of the Asia office of the HP Strategic Planning and Modeling (SPaM) team where he is currently a strategy and analytics manager. SPaM is HP’s analytics “special forces” team, supporting HP businesses on mission-critical strategic decisions and driving innovation in HP through analytics and operations research. Tay has almost two decades of professional supply chain experience in operations, consulting and third party logistics and was the 2009 Supply Chain Asia manager of the year. Prior to HP he worked with Safeway, Walmart, the Tibbett and Britten group (now part of DHL) and Deloitte Consulting.


Long Wong, Chief Operating Officer, UCO
Long Wong is chief operating officer of UCO, the market share leader on Tmall’s skin care/cosmetics category. He has extensive experience in eCommerce operation, having worked with/consulted for many leading B2C companies including Amazon, Vancl, Moonbasa and PPG, as well as traditional retailers looking to launch eCommerce businesses in China. Long was the director of transportation and supply chain for Amazon China and previously worked at Amazon in the US. His other experience includes head of supply chain for Metersbonwe (a leading Chinese casual wear brand) and consulting manager at KPMG.

 

Advisory Council


Mathew Welch, Partner, Asia Capital & Advisors
Mathew Welch has over 25 years of financial services experience in Asia. He has a strong track record of building and leading various financial institutions businesses throughout the region. Previously, Welch was global head of banks for Standard Chartered. He began his career at SCB as FI Head of Asia, and in that capacity from 2003, grew the FI revenues of Standard Chartered more than fivefold in a four year period. Welch worked at Merrill Lynch FIG Investment Banking in the early 2000’s and in that capacity was involved in transactions such as the NYSE ADR listing of HDFC Bank of India, and the privatization of Bank Central Asia in Indonesia.


Paul W. Bradley, Chairman and CEO, Caprica International
Paul Bradley chairman and CEO of Caprica International, Asian advisory board member for the Avista-Houlihan Lokey Investment Bank joint venture, vice chairman of Supply Chain Asia, strategic advisor to the CEO’s of several Asian companies and is also involved in several entrepreneurial ventures. He has been involved in the successful launch of two IPO’s. He previously served as president of Arshiya International, a leading Indian multinational company focusing on supply chain management, FTWZ logistics parks and rail operations. In the past, Bradley also served as MD of IDS International, a part of the Li & Fung group of companies. He was selected as a “New Asian Leader” by the World Economic Forum and “Asian Supply Chain Manager of the Year” by Lloyds Publications.


Srinivasan Venkita Padmanabhan, President and Global Head of Finance, Olam International
Srinivasan Venkita Padmanabhan is the president and global head finance of Olam International Limited. He also heads and drives worldwide corporate planning department, capital investment and review committee and sustained cost management initiative, along with being CFO of Invenio, a subsidiary of Olam. Venkita has more than 22 years of extensive experience in leadership areas, including oversight on multiple subsidiaries & product verticals, risk control & management, processes reviews, and more.

Speakers


Arkadi Kuhlmann, Founder & CEO, ZenBanx Holding Ltd
Arkadi Kuhlmann’s vocation and avocation have been to reinvent and revitalize consumers’ relationship with their money. Kuhlmann introduced the world to direct banking with a simplified customer focus when he founded ING DIRECT Canada in 1996, creating the brand strategy, recruiting the senior leadership team and growing the bank during 1996-2000 to a successful market position while serving as the bank’s president and CEO. He then repeated this process in 2000, founding ING DIRECT USA and led its growth to become the nation’s largest savings bank and number one direct bank, with more than $84 billion in deposits and 7.8 million customers. As the bank’s chairman, president and CEO, Kuhlmann executed his vision to create a retail-focused bank that offered an easy-to-use savings, checking, mortgages, and investment products direct to consumers. Following the sales of ING DIRECT USA, Kuhlmann founded ZenBanx in 2012 and began creating the next generation of global, mobile banking.


Usha Ananthasubramanian, Chairman and Managing Director, Bhartiya Mahila Bank Ltd
Usha Ananthasubramanian is the chairman and managing director of Bhartiya Mahila Bank a bank focussed on the banking needs of women and on promoting female empowerment in India. Ananthasubramanian started her career in the actuarial department with Life Insurance Corporation and subsequently started her banking career with Bank of Baroda. Before she joined Bharatiya Mahila Bank, she was executive director at Punjab National Bank. In a banking career spanning over 31 years, Ananthasubramanian has worked in various positions as well as been nominated leader of the core management team constituted by the Ministry of Finance to coordinate the establishment of Bharatiya Mahila Bank.


Neal Cross, MD & Chief Innovation Officer, DBS Bank
Neal Cross is managing director and chief innovation officer at DBS Bank as well as a strong advocate for a culture of innovative thinking. Cross has more than 20 years’ experience in financial services technology. Prior to DBS, Cross was at MasterCard where he was responsible for driving innovation as vice president of MasterCard labs in the company’s Asia Pacific, Middle East and Africa regions. Cross started working in the Asia region with Microsoft in Australia and later in Singapore as financial services industry director. Currently, as DBS moves to shape the future of banking, Cross is driving the bank’s innovation agenda to enhance customer experience and better engage customers in the digital landscape.


Axel Winter, Global Head of Process & Data Architecture, Standard Chartered Bank
Axel Winter is global head of process & data architecture at Standard Chartered Bank where he started out gaining ownership of key transactional banking platforms. In the past, Winter has worked as CTO for Cisco Systems, global chief architect at GE Capital, and as a consulting executive for Deloitte and Accenture pioneering their cloud and e-business. In the earlier nineties Winter ran a startup which aimed to implement internet and e-businesses in various countries across the Asia region.


C K CHAN, Global Head of Digital Mobile and Channels Engineering, HSBC
C K Chan has overall responsibility for the development and deployment of mobile banking systems and engineering of a new series of channel services to support the digital strategy of HSBC. He began his career as an engineer in Fairchild Semiconductors, and entered his IT career with Hong Kong Telephone before joining HSBC's newly set-up group systems development centre in Vancouver, Canada in 1990. He moved back to Hong Kong in 2007 to lead the channel systems development teams. During his 24 years with HSBC he led developments in core banking, CRM, data warehouse, and front-end systems, which are deployed in banks across multiple countries.


Patrick Maes, GM Strategy & Planning, Global Technology Services and Operations (GTSO) and CTO, Australia and New Zealand Banking Group (ANZ)
Patrick Maes currently leads ANZ group’s technology, services and operations (GTSO), responsible for defining the strategy for the GTSO division and helping the group execute this strategy by driving efficient delivery of technology. He is an executive with over 30 years’ experience in banking, advanced technology, architecture, systems development, and management consulting. He joined ANZ in August 2010 as CTO and GM technology strategy & enterprise architecture. Prior to this, Maes was with HCL Technologies as global principal consultant, investment and transaction banking. He has worked with many companies across Europe, Asia, Australia and North America, including start-up investment bank WIT Capital, Rabobank International, IBM, and Axa amongst others.


Micky Lo, MD & Chief Information Risk Officer APAC, BNY Mellon
Micky Lo joined BNY Mellon in July 2013 as chief information risk officer APAC. He has over 25 years of IT experience in the financial services industry spanning multiple 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. Prior to joining BNY Mellon, Lo was the head of IT security APAC and head of technology Greater China for Deutsche Bank. He has also held various key management positions at JPMorgan and Citibank. Lo serves as an advisory board member of the information systems faculty at City University of Hong Kong and as industry advisor of the bachelor of management science and information management programme of Hang Seng Management College.


Dennis Khoo, MD and Head of Personal Financial Services, Singapore, United Overseas Bank
Dennis Khoo is the managing director and head of personal financial services, Singapore at United Overseas Bank (UOB) where he is responsible for consumer banking business in Singapore, covering all consumer banking products and segments from core banking to privilege banking. Prior to joining UOB in 2013, Khoo worked for Standard Chartered Bank, holding various positions including global head, personal and preferred banking, head of consumer banking (Singapore & Brunei), general manager, lending/retail banking products, wealth management and head of marketing, business intelligence, e-commerce & strategy. He started his career with Hewlett-Packard.


Feng Li Hua, Assistant President and Head of Retail Banking, Bank of Beijing
Feng Li Hua has been assistant president and head of retail at Bank of Beijing since 2011. She has also been director of corporate finance, private banking and wealth management since 1996. Feng specialises in wealth management and customer relationship management, and helped built the foundation of retail banking business branding and customer segmentation, devoting herself to maintaining rapid growth and the development of the scale of customer. She has won several awards due to her outstanding performance in wealth management. She also serves as director of Bank of Beijing Scotiabank Asset Management.


Abhijit Singh, Head of Retail Bank Technology, ICICI Bank
Abhijit Singh heads the retail technology group at ICICI Bank. He is responsible for the provision of technology services to the retail bank, rural and inclusive banking as well as SME and mid-corporate segments. Singh has experience in managing large scale IT transformational projects across retail and commercial banking, global transaction services, private banking and global markets. He set up and managed an IT captive organization servicing 50+ countries across all continents providing technology development, production support and project delivery services. Singh also set up a centre for excellence to manage large-scale core banking implementations and to provide post implementation support. Prior to ICICI Bank, Singh held IT leadership roles for RBS, ABN Amro Bank, ANZ and NSE IT.


Subba Vaidyanathan, Executive Director and Global Head of Transformation for Retail Products, Standard Chartered
Subba Vaidyanathan currently works as the head of transformation for retail products for Standard Chartered Bank. Until recently the bank’s head of retail products for ASEAN, Vaidyanathan has close to 25 years of experience in retail banking and payments across Asia, the Middle East and India, including the management of significant acquisitions and business integrations. His payments experience spans various global payment systems such as Visa, MasterCard, American Express and local payment networks like NETS, EzLink and bank to bank payments. Recently he was at the forefront of a market-first mobile payment and banking service, Dash, which was launched in partnership with SingTel.


Arthur Wong, Head of IT, China Construction Bank (Asia)
Arthur Wong is head of IT at China Construction Bank (CCB) Asia and has over 25 years of experience in the field of information technology with major banks and financial institutions in the Asia Pacific region. Wong joined China Construction Bank (Hong Kong) as head of IT in 1996 and left the bank in 2008 for Fubon Bank (HK), Sun Hung Kai Financial and then KKR Asia, where he was also head of IT. Subsequently, he rejoined CCB Asia in early 2014. Wong is also co-founder of popular Hong Kong discussion forum HKGolden.com.


Voranuch Dejakaisaya, Head of Information Technology Group, Krungsri Bank
Voranuch Dejakaisaya has over 20 years in IT banking and finance industry. In July 2009 she was appointed head of information technology at Krungsri Bank. Dejakaisaya has held leading roles in managing a number or IT integrations and acquisition projects. Prior to Krungsri bank, she worked for GE Capital Thailand for 11 years with her more recent position being as IT leader for Southeast Asia global banking responsible for overseeing IT initiatives of GE Money across Thailand, Singapore, Philippines, Indonesia and Hong Kong.


Damien MacRae, General Manager, Premium Banking, Westpac Retail & Business Banking
Damien MacRae was appointed general manager of premium banking at Westpac retail and business banking in June 2012. He leads an international team of bankers located in Australia, Hong Kong, Singapore and London who provide banking and financial services via a relationship banking model targeting mass affluent customers. In addition he is responsible for Westpac’s migrant and expatriate strategy and leads the retail referral partnerships, business and priority segments. Prior to this he served as state general manager, NSW retail and before that as general manager, Third Party Distribution. MacRae has also held the position of head of secured finance for Westpac, responsible for managing the mortgage portfolio, pricing and process management. Prior to joining Westpac in June 2003, MacRae worked for NatWest in London.


Li Lin, Head of Strategy & Development Department, Shanghai Pudong Development Bank
Li Lin is the general manager of strategy & development department of Shanghai Pudong Development 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.


Arnab Ghosh, Head of Cards & Consumer Lending, Vietnam International Bank
Arnab Ghosh is a consumer banking and payments professional specializing in emerging markets across the Asia Pacific region. In 2014 he joined Vietnam International Bank as head of cards and consumer lending. Prior to that, he was a director and business head for cards and ATMs at Maritime Bank, Vietnam where he envisioned the payments business strategy for the bank. Ghosh served several roles spanning across sales, marketing and product management for the cards business of HDFC Bank in India. He won multiple awards including the industry’s highest honours for product excellence and marketing in the region.


Lee L. Hou, VP, Information and Security, ZenBanx
Lee L. Hou is currently vice president of information and security at ZenBanx, and has over 25 years of executive leadership experience in banking technology and business processes. He joined Zenbanx with a group of experienced bankers and technologists on a venture to build a new retail mobile platform featuring multi-currency savings and cross border payment services. With ZenBanx, Hou has played a number of leading roles including pioneering its end-to-end cloud-based banking/payment infrastructure and systems, establishing the framework for risk management and regulatory compliance, and managing its overall information and security system. Prior to this, Hou worked for FIS.


David Moskowitz, Founder, Coin Republic
David Moskowitz founded Coin Republic to help educate the public about Bitcoin and create a platform to help them buy and sell the virtual currency easily. He is a successful entrepreneur and operates the only cash-in/cash-out Bitcoin kiosk in Singapore. In June 2013, he launched an online Autobuy system, which allows clients to use their Singapore iBanking accounts to quickly purchase Bitcoin and send them directly to their wallets. He is a well-known Singapore evangelist for Bitcoin and local Bitcoin businesses and has helped to promote Singapore as a Bitcoin hub to the world.


Jerry Ross, Advisory Board Chairman, GlobeOne
Jerry Ross is currently chairman of the advisory board at GlobeOne as well as a lifelong entrepreneur and innovator in the international business and financial world. He has worked on inclusive financial initiatives for numerous multinational organizations and authored several corporate strategic policies advising business leaders on his long-term vision of digital banking and payment technology. These policies are centered on delivering seamless, connected, and convenient experiences for a broad demographic of users. Ross has advised companies, financial institutions, and governments on innovation, strategic design, and financial inclusion in a wide range of industries including banking, consumer goods, high tech, industrial and digital.


Ron Hose, Co-founder and CEO, Coins.ph
Ron Hose is co-founder and CEO of coins.ph, Philippine's leading Bitcoin exchange. Hose was a founding partner at Innovation Endeavors, an early stage venture capital fund backed by Eric Schmidt. He was also co-founder of TokBox, a consumer video conferencing company that was acquired by Telefonica. TokBox was backed by Sequoia Capital, Bain Capital, Stanford University and some of Silicon Valleys’ best-known angel investors. Hose holds a Bachelors and Masters degree from Cornell University and is also an active investor and adviser to several Silicon Valley startups.


Nizari Mohamed, Director, Technology Risk Management, RHT Compliance Solutions
Nizari Mohamed has over 20 years of IT experience mostly in the banking industry. He was formerly vice president with JPMorgan Chase leading IT risk management for 15 countries in the Asia Pacific region. He was also the IT security head for Coutts, RBS and vice president for Citibank managing 55 countries in the area of disaster recovery & business continuity. While in Citibank, he was the lead project manager for data center disaster recovery certification SS507. Mohamed was an IT auditor with Ernst & Young during his earlier career.


Keith B. Carter, Visiting Senior Fellow of Decision Sciences, NUS Business School, Singapore
Keith Carter is the author of the book “ Actionable intelligence: A guide to delivering business results with big data fast!” which lays out appropriate ways to establish a culture of fact-based decision making, innovation, forward looking measurements and appropriate high-speed governance. Keith Carter teaches as visiting senior fellow of decision sciences at National University of Singapore’s business school. He has led and established global supply chain initiatives on areas including: Knowledge management, transformation, governance and data management. He previously worked at Estee Lauder in supply chain, and Accenture in financial services and government.


Connie Leung, Senior Financial Services Industry Director, Industry and Global Accounts – Asia, Microsoft
Connie Leung is the senior financial services industry director of worldwide industry and global accounts Asia at Microsoft, providing strategic direction and leadership for all aspects of the financial services business. Before joining Microsoft, Connie was a director, payments & trade markets, Asia Pacific at SWIFT responsible for corporate, payments and trade markets activities in Asia Pacific. Prior to joining SWIFT, Connie held management positions with various financial information services providers including as Misys, Surecomp and Fidelity Information Services, offering trade finance, core banking, treasury and payment systems to banks.


Krupal Raval, Senior Vice President, Finance, Digital Realty
Krupal Raval is the senior vice president, finance for Digital Realty. In this role, he oversees a range of financial functions for the company in the Asia Pacific region, including new potential joint venture partnerships and other new capital transactions. Raval joined Digital Realty in early 2014 as vice president, investor relations, where he was tasked with strengthening investor confidence, helping increase the firm’s equity market capitalization and attracting new investors. Previously he served as the vice president, capital markets at Alexandria Real Estate Equities. He has also been a research analyst for Fidelity Management and Research. Raval has more than 10 years of exposure to the financial services industry, both as a sell-side analyst as well as a buy-side investor.


Luke McCormack, Vice President & Managing Director, Asia Pacific
Luke McCormack is the vice president ad managing director of the Asia Pacific region for Pegasystems. He is responsible for business growth and driving client success and manages the sales and consulting groups located in Sydney, Melbourne, Canberra, Singapore, Hong Kong, Beijing and Bangkok. He has been at Pegasystems for the last ten years and during which time has been responsible for building the APAC professional services business and sales organisation as well as entry into new markets in the ASEAN and Greater China regions. McCormack also worked with organisations such as Accenture and Citibank.


Mitch Green, Principal - Payment Solutions, HCL Technologies
Mitch Green has over 30 years of experience in payments and switching systems on multiple platforms such as ON/2, Euronet Gold-net (IST Switch), Postilion, Base24-eps, UP Hub, MTS and Distra Switch. He has focussed on retail and transaction banking environments with recent attention towards payment hubs and how they can transform the modern payments environment. Green has detailed experience in payment messaging protocols such as ISO 8583 and ISO 20022 as well as the network-specific implementation of these protocols from Visa, MasterCard and SWIFT. At HCL he is responsible providing payments advice and consulting services across the APMEA region.


Rick Woodham, Chief Technology Officer, FIS Asia Pacific
Rick Woodham serves as chief technology officer for FIS in Asia Pacific. In this role, he is responsible for solution innovation, leading edge technology implementations and facilitating banks in their journey to customer centricity. Woodham has been with FIS for more than 20 years in key management roles across many geographical operating units of FIS. He has provided leadership and strategic consulting in retail banking and payment systems. Having worked with banks in the region for more than 12 years, Woodham has an extensive perspective of the regional financial services landscape.


Gaurav Zutshi, Independent Payments Expert
Gaurav Zutshi is an independent consultant in the fin-tech space with over 17 years of experience leading innovation, new product development and business development at top firms including Citibank, Visa, ANZ Bank, IBM, First Data and an entrepreneurial stint at Obopay. Most recently he was vice president for APAC product and innovation at First Data managing the product portfolio and developing innovative solutions for the financial institution, retailers and B2B client segments. Prior to that, at Citibank, Zutshi was SVP of the Asia Pacific innovation lab where he developed product prototypes and new business models around cross-border payments, corporate cards and Forex optimization.


Alexander Escucha, senior vice president, China Banking Corporation, Philippines
Alex Escucha is responsible for strategic planning, investor relations, marketing services, public relations, strategic marketing and customer aspects of IT in China Banking Corp, the first privately owned bank in the Philippines. With over 25 years of banking experience across multiple disciplines, he has management expertise ranging from strategy formulation to project implementation. He has also served as chairman of the Federation of ASEAN Economic Associations.


Hugh Qing Yun Zeng, Research Manager, The Asian Banker
Hugh Qing Yun Zeng recently joined the The Asian Banker as research manager in charge of China research as well as risk management. Prior to joining the company’s China office, he worked for American Express in Singapore. Zeng has also been an investment operations officer at OCBC Bank, where he gained exposure to operations and technology, product, and project management in the areas of QFII, QDII, and wealth management. He was instrumental in helping OCBC build its QDII platform in 2011. He started his career with HSBC where he held the positions of product specialist, wealth management operations associate and settlement analyst.


 

Advisory Council


Anne Weatherston
Anne Weatherston has over 28 years of experience in banking and technology. She was group CIO of ANZ Bank for four years, during which she was responsible for a major transformation of the bank’s technology strategy which resulted in a major turnaround of underlying infrastructure and the design and execution of a new technology roadmap to underpin the bank's super-regional agenda in Asia. Prior to ANZ, Anne was group CIO at Bank of Ireland. She has also played technology leadership roles at Santander, National Australia Bank and Royal Bank of Scotland.


Eric Tachibana
Eric Tachibana has held senior banking roles at Barclays Capital, Merrill Lynch, Bank of America, and most recently as Chief Operating Officer for the Asia Pacific technology office at UBS where he covered business management, enterprise applied innovation, strategy, marketing and engagement for investment banking, wealth management, and asset management. Eric has experience as entrepreneur in Silicon Valley as well as a successful private equity fund manager. He has also taught as an adjunct professor at the National University of Singapore and Thammasat University business schools. Currently he is working with Amazon Web Services in Platform Strategy and transformation.


Pravir Vohra
Pravir Vohra has over 30 years of working in the banking industry with senior roles in technology at ICICI Bank, State Bank of India and Times bank. He retired as the President and Group Chief Technology Officer of ICICI Bank in 2012 where he was responsible for IT strategy and innovation, enterprise architecture, process automation and leveraging technology synergies across the operations of the bank. Pravir is now a mentor to two start-up companies and advisor to a few technology companies.


Jaspar Roos, Chief Inspiration Officer, XL Family and Founding Partner, Ventur.es
Jaspar is a renowned authority in the field of innovation and was chief inspiration officer for ABN AMRO Bank for many years. Managing the innovation and venturing lab Dialogues Incubator, Jaspar has been one of the pioneers in themes such as wearable technology and crowdfunding. He is also a columnist with the Dutch Financial Times, international keynote speaker, advisory board member of an hospital incubator and expert innovation member of the OISP group for the European Commission. He is partner at XL Family, an international incubator and accelerator.

Speakers


Debashis Sarkar, Global Head of Reengineering, Standard Chartered Bank, India
Debashis Sarkar is currently global head of reengineering at Standard Chartered Bank. He is also a best-selling author, thought-leader, columnist, American Society of Quality fellow, sough-after-speaker and coach, He has invested more than 23 years in enhancing performance of some of the best known companies in the world. Sarkar is a global authority in lean management and customer performance improvement and his pioneering work in this space has been adopted by practitioners worldwide. Through his career he has held various leadership positions in companies such as Unilever, Coca Cola, and ICICI Bank.


Eric Tachibana, Managing Director, eXtropia Holdings
Eric Tachibana is an experienced Silicon Valley start-up entrepreneur as well as successful private equity fund manager. He also teaches intrapreneurship and entrepreneurship as an adjunct professor at the National University of Singapore and Thammasat University business schools. Tachibana has held senior banking roles at Barclays Capital, Merrill Lynch, Bank of America, and COO of the Asia Pacific chief technology office at UBS. Most recently, he joined Amazon Web Services where he supports the APAC platform strategy and transformation.


Sudhanshu Ahuja, Founder and CEO, Ideatory
Sudhanshu Ahuja (Sudh) is founder and CEO of Ideatory, a start-up operating an online platform, which helps companies to select the best talent in the field of data and analytics by providing online quizzes and analytics challenges to evaluate potential hires. It also provides innovation services by organizing private hackathons and intra/entrepreneurship training where client’s employees work alongside young entrepreneurs to imbibe a start-up work culture. Its clients include DBS, Electrolux and several other large companies in the region. Ahuja also works as technology scout for Electrolux where he identifies technologies that could be of strategic importance to Electrolux’s product lines. Prior to founding Ideatory, he worked for the Monetary Authority of Singapore.


Matt Dooley, Managing Director, Connected Thinking
Matt Dooley is founder and director of Connected Thinking, providing digital strategy, marketing, and training to banks. He is a member of the Next Bank team with over 20 years international experience driving change at two of the world’s leading banks, across three continents. He was global head of Internet strategy and head of digital experience for the global commercial banking division in HSBC. He pioneered HSBC’s global Internet design standards as a result of establishing the first Internet banking platform back in 2000. He stays abreast of the latest trends in mobile and virtual technology as well as social media and is instrumental in helping participants develop their own personal disciplines in handling these areas.


Nigel Morris-Cotterill, Head, Anti-Money Laundering Network
Nigel Morris-Cotterill founded the Anti-Money Laundering Network as a compliance and risk management consultancy in 1993. Since then he has worked with many leading banks, central banks and other financial institutions around the world concentrating on the fight against financial crime. Morris-Cotterill started his career as solicitor in tracing proceeds of fraud and other crimes and pursuing large-scale recoveries and international actions. He is the author of three books and countless articles and is frequently quoted in national and international media. He writes several blogs and publishes the World Money Laundering Report.


Colin Savage, Head of Research, The Asian Banker
Colin Savage has nearly twenty years’ experience in research, analysis and strategic planning in Asia and Europe. While he oversees all aspects of The Asian Banker’s research team and efforts – from developing innovative methodologies and metrics to producing reports and consulting – he is particularly focused on leading the company’s research work into and ranking of vendor selection and management (for banks) and vendor evaluation (for vendors). Prior to joining the Asian Banker, Savage led the global research and strategy of a major Japanese life insurance group. He is a telecoms and mobile technology thought leader as well as risk consultant.


Delegates to this workshop will also receive complimentary registration to The Asian Banker Summit Technology Decision Makers Conference, which will feature more than 30 other world-class speakers and subject matter experts.



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