Alain Chevalier   Dr. Alain Chevalier

Professor of Finance, ESCP Europe

Alain Chevalier is a full Professor of Finance at ESCP Europe. He is also a former Vice Dean, a former Vice Director General, a former Academic and International Dean and a former Dean of Faculty at ESCP Europe. He holds a Ph.D. in Economics (Paris Ouest Nanterre), a Ph.D. in Management (Paris Dauphine) and the French qualification for Ph.D supervision (Habilitation à diriger des Recherches-ESA Lille 2). He created and supervised the Finance concentration at ESCP Europe. He was also Chairman of the Finance Department for several years. Alain Chevalier was also one of the founders of the French Finance Association (AFFI) and is a former President of the European International Business Academy (EIBA). Dr Chevalier is presently a member of the technical committee of the convertible bonds index of NYSE-Euronext and is a board member of several scientific associations in finance, international business and operational research.


Tod Burwell   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.


Malcom Knight   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.


Secretariat to the Advisory Council

Emmanuel Daniel   Mr Emmanuel Daniel

Chairman, The Asian Banker

Award winning writer and founder of The Asian Banker, Emmanuel is also the author of “On the eve of Finance 5.0” to be published in 2019. He has a background in management consulting and interviewed and has access to some of the leading chairmen, CEOs, policy makers and entrepreneurs around the world. He is the chief architect of this programme, having designed and delivered numerous training and consulting projects around the world. He has also served in several government advisory councils and consults with banks on investor and media relations, as well as on strategy formulation. His first book on the future of the finance industry will be published soon.