William Isaac, chairman, Fifth Third Bank
William Isaac is the chairman of Fifth Third Bancorp, a regional American bank with US$300 billion in assets under care. An expert on US regulation and risk management, he is also the global head of the financial institutions group at FTI Consulting. Previously, he was the youngest ever chairman appointed to the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, serving under US Presidents Carter and Reagan during the time of the 1980s savings and loans crisis. He is the author of Senseless Panic: How Washington Failed America, with a foreword by the legendary Paul Volcker.
Christian Hunt, chief operating officer, Prudential Regulation Authority, Bank of England
Christian Hunt is 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 banker and regulator, most notably as a principal at the private investment firm Vasari Global and a director of corporate finance at Deutsche Bank, and as 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.
Yasuto Watanabe, director, international financial markets, FSA, Japan
Yasuto Watanabe is the director of international financial markets and international accounting at the FSA in Japan. He is also concurrently the director for economic partnership and cooperation where amongst other things, he now serves as the lead negotiator for the Trans Pacific Partnership, described as one of the most ambitious free trade agreements ever attempted. He has previously been an alternate boardmember of the Asian Development Bank and the director for regional financial cooperation at the Ministry of Finance in Japan.
Cathy Lemieux, EVP, supervision & regulation, Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago
Cathy Lemieux is executive vice president in charge of Supervision and Regulation at the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago. Cathy directs the supervision and regulation of more than nine hundred banking organizations including bank holding companies, state-chartered member banks, bank and savings and loan holding companies, financial holding companies, and U.S. foreign bank branches within the Seventh Federal Reserve District. Additionally, she chairs the System's Large Banking Organization (LBO) management group and serves as the chair of the Federal Reserve System Subcommittee implementing Basel II training.
Gordian Gaeta, international resource director, The Asian Banker
Gordian 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.
Kishore Rao, chief risk officer, Abu Dhabi Commercial Bank
Kishore joined ADCB as Chief Risk Officer in 2009, having started his banking career with State Bank of India where he spent 12 years in diverse roles. He also spent 13 years at ABN AMRO, handling various assignments across Asia, Europe, and North America, and was Chief Credit & Risk Officer at Arab Banking Corporation for five years, responsible for enterprise-wide risk management implementation. Kishore is a member of ADCB's MEC, MRCC, MRC and ALCO. As the Bank's first CRO, Kishore is charged with setting up, embedding, and expanding the risk framework.
Brian Belcher, chief risk officer, National Commercial Bank
Brian Belcher is chief risk officer of NCB - the largest bank in Saudi Arabia and a leading financial services group in the region. He was appointed to the position in 2008, leading a team of 100 managers to monitor and manage the credit, market and operational risks of NCB in the Kingdom. He is also a member of the board of directors at Turkiye Finans, an Istanbul based Islamic bank where NCB is the majority shareholder. Previously, Brian has worked for global banks in the US, UK, Europe and Africa.
  Paul Quigley, chief risk officer, Kuwait Finance House
Dr. Paul Quigley joined Kuwait Finance House as chief risk officer in July 2011. Prior to that, he was the chief executive officer of the Institute of Bankers in Ireland. He had also served as the general manager for risk management and architecture at AIB Group. Prior to joining AIB in 1999, He was a senior lecturer in finance at Dublin City University and programme director of the MSc. in investment and treasury. He previously worked in the Irish Revenue Commissioners and in the Ministry of Finance.

Asim Kumar Shrivastava, chief risk officer, Mashreq Bank

Abdul Shakeel, head of consumer risk, Abu Dhabi Commercial Bank

Deepa Chandrasekhar, chief compliance officer, United Gulf Bank

John Williams, chief risk officer, Bank of Sharjah

Masarrat Husain, chief risk officer, Abu Dhabi Islamic Bank

Manoj Chawla, chief risk officer, Emirates Bank NBD

Marc Bonnassieux, chief risk officer, Qatar First Bank

Narendra Swarup, chief risk officer, Noor Islamic Bank

Nile Rabbani Awan, chief risk officer, Barwa Bank

Mohamad Mansour, head of compliance, Commercial Bank of Qatar

Rohit Kumar, head, independent risk, National Bank of Abu Dhabi & chair, risk management committee, UAE Banks' Federation

Saleem Sheikh, chief risk officer, Gulf Bank

Steve Clayton, chief risk officer, National Bank of Oman

Thalib Al Shamrani
, chief risk officer, Riyadh Bank

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