Asia Risk is delighted to present our 12th annual Risk ASEAN conference, the leading incubator for risk practitioners and investment professionals to share best practices in financial risk management in the region.
Engage with 100+ CROs and risk professionals at our in-person event
Leading international and local financial institutions
The most influential decision-makers from buy-side firms and banks
World class speakers featuring regulators and industry experts
Risk Asean 2023
The Risk Asean conference brings together senior professionals from major regional and global financial institutions and regulators to analyse the impact of regulatory reforms and investigate the latest investment strategies adopted by banks and institutional investors among the ASEAN Economic Community.
This year, the conference will be covering the following topics:
- Climate risk
- Risk models
- Third party risks
- Fraud & AML
- Stress testing
Attending organisations include
About CIMB Group
CIMB Group is one of ASEAN's leading universal banking groups and is Malaysia's second largest financial services provider, by assets. It offers consumer banking, commercial banking, investment banking, Islamic banking, asset management and insurance products and services. Headquartered in Kuala Lumpur, the Group is now present in nine out of 10 ASEAN nations (Malaysia, Indonesia, Singapore, Thailand, Cambodia, Brunei, Vietnam, Myanmar and Laos). Beyond ASEAN, the Group has market presence in China, Hong Kong, India, Sri Lanka, Korea, the US and UK.
CIMB Group is listed on Bursa Malaysia via CIMB Group Holdings Berhad. It had a market capitalisation of approximately RM 60.3 billion as at 31 December 2017. The Group has around 38,000 employees located in 15 countries.
2023 Advisory board
First Vice President, Co-Head-Central Treasury
I have been working for KBank more than 14 years. My first career is fixed income and derivative trader for 5 years. After that I have moved to manage banking book both fixed income and money.
Group Chief Risk Officer
Mohammad Azam Ahmad carries with him more than 25 years of experience in the Banking industry including 15 years of experience in risk management spanning from credit, market, liquidity and operational risk
Prior to joining SME Bank, Azam was the Head of Risk Management, Group Global Banking in Maybank since 2012 and previously served reputable organizations such as Standard Chartered and Central Bank of Malaysia.
He holds a Master of Economics and International Finance from University of Queensland and Bachelor of Science in Accounting and Finance from London School of Economics, United Kingdom.
Azam joined SME Bank on 1 August 2019 to assume the position of Group Chief Risk Officer.
Head of ESG Research
Maitri Asset Management
I am a passionate sustainability professional who believes successful organisations of the future will be those who embrace ESG (Environmental, Social and Governance) principles. Throughout my career, I have seen the numerous benefits that flow to organisations who embrace their role as caretakers for future generations and embed sustainability into their business practices.
Working for a big four professional services firm followed by a large industrial and manufacturing business helped develop my skills as an ESG leader and enabled me to understand how applying an ESG lens to business practices and decisions not only has an altruistic purpose but importantly, also directly impacts the bottom line.
In my current role at Maitri, I work closely with the investment team to examine the ESG processes of potential investment prospects so we can better understand their future sustainability and growth potential.
Managing director, chief operating officer, markets & securities services, ASEAN
Fatema Bookwala is the Markets and Securities Services COO at HSBC Singapore with regional responsibilities in ASEAN (TH, MNL, VN). Fatema is a seasoned Front Office COO with 17+ years of Cross-Asset experience in Financial Services industry. Her areas of expertise include Strategy Development and Execution, Transformation, Regulatory Change, Risk Management and Governance as a strong business partner with all business infrastructure areas.
Fatema is a Rank holder Chartered Accountant from The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India and completed Level 3 CFA from CFA Institute Charlottesville.
Fatema is passionate about diversity & inclusion and sustainability initiatives, and is an active member of the Sustainability and Balance Employee Resource Groups at HSBC.
Chief Investment Officer, Southeast Asia
HSBC Private Banking and Wealth Management
James Cheo is Chief Investment Officer, Southeast Asia for Private Banking and Wealth Management at HSBC. Mr. Cheo is a member of the Global Investment Committee for Private Banking and Wealth Management and also a member of the Regional Investment Committee in Asia. In his role, he spearheads the development of investment strategies across all asset classes for private banking and wealth management clients in Southeast Asia. Prior to re-joining HSBC Private Banking, James was Senior Investment Strategist at Bank of Singapore, where he was responsible for asset allocation and thematic research. Before that, James assumed Investment Strategist roles at Barclays Wealth Asia. From 2004 to 2009, James served as Senior Economist at the Monetary Authority of Singapore, where he was part of the team that formulated policy actions for Singapore during the 2008 Global Financial Crisis. With his knowledge and wealth of experience, his investment views are frequently sought after. He has established a strong media profile, with appearances on notable financial media including Bloomberg, CNBC, Channel News Asia, Channel 8 Mandarin News; and printed publications such as the Financial Times, Straits Times, Business Times. James graduated with First Class Honours in Finance from Nanyang Technological University. He was awarded the Chartered Financial Analyst charter in 2007.
Head of Treasury
Banking Technology and Risk Management
The Association of Banks in Singapore
Edmund is an experienced Risk and Technology professional in the financial and technology industries. At The Association of Banks in Singapore (ABS), he oversees the Technology and Operational Resilience initiatives. Prior to joining ABS, he worked at institutions in the private and public sectors, including Deutsche Bank, UOB, Monetary Authority of Singapore and Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore. He holds an MBA (Distinction) from the University of Manchester and a BEng (First Class) from the Nanyang Technological University.
Chief executive officer
HSBC Global Asset Management
Patrice Conxicoeur is CEO, HSBC Asset Management (Singapore) Ltd and has been working in the financial industry since 1990. Patrice assumed this position in April 2020. Previously, he was CEO of HSBC Asset Management (Japan) K.K. From 2011-2015, Patrice was Global Head of the Insurance Segment, with overall responsibility for the further business development of HSBC Asset Management with insurance companies globally. Prior to that, Patrice spent three years as Head of Institutional Business for Asia Pacific with HSBC Asset Management in Hong Kong. From 2004 to 2008, he was Chief Executive of Sinopia Asset Management, Asia-Pacific. Patrice joined Sinopia in 1992 as an equity fund manager, later becoming Head of Global Equities and subsequently promoted to Head of Strategy, Equities and Balanced Products. Patrice was posted to Asia in 2000, initially in Japan as Chief Executive Officer of Sinopia T&D Asset Management Co, Ltd., and from 2004 in Hong Kong. Prior to joining Sinopia, Patrice worked in Tokyo with Japan Gamma Asset Management. He graduated from the E.M. Lyon Business School (France).
Head, Policy and Governance, Operational Risk
June is an experienced Risk Manager, having held various leadership roles within large complex financial institutions, across the three lines of defense. She has significant experience in developing and implementing risk frameworks and methodologies. As well as an active professional member of the Institute of Operational Risk, and leads the development of the Singapore Chapter.
Chief Risk Officer
28+ years’ of comprehensive global experience and a deep working understanding of risk measurement principles in shaping key strategies and leading initiatives to build strong control and analytics systems for multinationals such as Standard Chartered Bank, Swiss Re and UBS.
A natural passion for learning new things, meeting diverse people, exploring new opportunities and adopting new technologies to come up with solutions that are cost-effective and commercially viable. Possessing traits of curiosity, learning agility and research rigour, have continually taken steps to handle problems with smart and informed decision-making skills.
Head of Sustainability
Vulpes Investment Management
Evolved from an Institutional Investor magazine-ranked Investment Strategist to Head of Sustainability at Vulpes, a Family Office-backed investment management firm. I have a passion for integrating sustainability into the investment process to achieve necessary and impactful environmental, societal and financial outcomes.
My shift to Sustainability accelerated in recent years, including designing and developing research approaches and shaping corporate strategy. My prior role was as the first Head of Sustainability at Maybank Kim Eng and member of the parent Maybank’s first Group Sustainability Council.
My investment approach is to incorporate both macro and micro factors with emphasis on data and rigorous process. I have built and managed ranked sell-side research teams across multiple countries.
This buy- and sell-side investment experience, across all asset classes and geographies, has provided a unique foundation for my current role. In the past, I have been Merrill Lynch’s Global Sector Strategist, the Global investment strategist at NewSmith’s macro hedge fund and also completed a consulting project on sub-Saharan Africa for Standard Bank.
I have worked in New York, London, Hong Kong (where I grew up) and am now based in Singapore.
Managing Director, APAC Head of AML
Head of ESG
Fullerton Fund Management
Senior Investment Officer
Singlife with Aviva
Mike has over 25 years of experience in financial markets across structuring, trading, portfolio management and risk management in Asia and Europe.
He is currently a Senior Investment Officer with the Investment Office at Singlife with Aviva in Singapore. His responsibilities cover investments, derivatives, and structuring.
Previously he was a Derivative Specialist with AIA’s Derivatives Centre of Excellence, expanding their derivatives capabilities.
Before this, he was a member of RBS’ Capital Resolution team, managing the close-out and wind-down of non-core OTC derivative and fixed income portfolios in Asia.
Mike has also held senior roles in the United Kingdom at Audley Capital Advisors, Bluecrest Capital, RBS and WestLB.
Mike has an MBA and a Master of Applied Finance from Macquarie University and a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Otago.
Setio Anggoro Dewo
Director & Chief Financial Officer
PT TRAKINDO UTAMA
Senior Vice President
First Degree Global Asset Management
Vice president & head, sustainability office
Marla drives the execution of the BDO Sustainability Framework and Strategies with oversight on policy formulations and programs implementation across the BDO Group. She produces the annual BDO Sustainability Report and works closely with business groups and subsidiaries as subject matter expert and advisor, to ensure the Bank’s alignment of its policies and practices with global standards, regulations, and guidelines on sustainability reporting. She collaborates with external partners on strategic projects that advance positive environmental and social impact in support of the UN Sustainable Development Goals. She is also responsible for communicating sustainability initiatives to internal and external stakeholders, and represents BDO in external speaking engagements and forums.
Before joining BDO, Marla was the Global Diversity & Inclusion Lead for news and information services provider Thomson Reuters, where she spent 11 years leading the execution of global strategies in diversity and inclusion, social impact, corporate responsibility, and corporate communications first in Asia, then globally. Previously, she held senior corporate communication roles at tech firm Intel Corporation for its Asia operations for 8 years; food and beverage group San Miguel Corporation for 4 years; and architecture, engineering and construction company Environments Global. She started her career at public relations firm Orendain & Associates where she designed communication campaigns for multinational banks, pharmaceutical companies, and non-government organizations for 6 years.
Marla is an experienced international speaker on gender, diversity, and inclusion, and a certified facilitator of the Google #IamRemarkable workshop for women. She is a founding member of the Women Inter-industry Network (WIN) and former Board member of the International Association of Business Communicators or IABC Philippines. She took up BA Communication with a major in Journalism at the University of the Philippines in Diliman.
Head of consumer risk models
Bank of Ayudhya
Add is a financial risk manager with a decade-long experience in the financial services industry in the US before moving back to Thailand in 2020. Add is currently the head of consumer credit risk model development & technology at Krungsri.
Prior to Krungsri, Add was the director of quantitative risk management at Mnementh Analytics, a fintech startup, building a CECL software solution (Janus) and provided model development advisory services to one of the largest monoline credit card providers in the US among others. Add also has a wide range of banking experience from community banks, regional banks, and a global bank. Preceeding a banking career, Add was in market risk analytics at SS&C GlobeOp, a Long-Term Capital Management legacy, supporting chief risk officers from large hedge funds clients.
Add holds two master’s degrees in operations research and statistics from the H.Milton Stewart School of Industrial and Systems Engineering (“ISyE”) at Georgia Institute of Technology and an undergraduate degree in economics from Thammasat University.
Chief Investment Officer
Government Pension Fund
Steven Low Weng Haw
Chief Risk Officer
Mr. Steven brings with him more than 28 years working experience in the Financial Services Industry, encompassing Risk and Credit Management, Credit Evaluation, Account Management, Research and Data Analytics. He has served in both local and foreign banks as Chief Risk Officer.
Mr. Steven holds the professional qualification in ICSA from the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators, and a Diploma in Commerce (Business Management) from Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman.
Head of Group Tech, Info & Cyber Risk
Thomas is currently the Head of Group Technology Information & Cyber Risk (TICR) for the OCBC Group, where he chairs the bank's Group Technology Risk Management Committee, and is responsible for driving group-wide risk governance, risk monitoring, assessment and mitigation initiatives relating to technology, information and cyber risk.
Prior to his current role, he has served in regional and global leadership positions across Technology Risk Management, Business Continuity Management, and Information Technology Management in DBS Group, Credit Suisse AG, UOB Group and Citibank.
Thomas contributes actively to the development of the industry by participating in various committees and working groups. These include being the vice chair of ABS Standing Committee on Cyber Security (SCCS), and chair of ABS Working Group on Revision of MAS Tech Risk Management Guidelines (PEGASUS). Previously, he has also served as organising committee chairperson of the ABS-MAS Financial Industry Crisis Communications Exercise (FICCE) 2016, organising committee member of the ABS-MAS Industry-wide Exercise (IWE) Raffles IV 2014, and member of ABS Business Resilience and Continuity Committee (BRC).
He often shares his insights at conferences and seminars helping to elevate competencies across the industry. These include conferences related to FS-ISAC, RSA, ISACA, and SCS on topics of cyber security and resilience, business continuity management, crisis management and technology risk management.
Thomas holds an MBA from NUS Business School, an honours degree in computer science, and industry certifications of CISM, CRISC and CITBCM.
Chief Risk Officer
Mr. Dmytro Kolechko holds a Master’s degree in International Business Administration from Kiev National University of Economics. He has over 20 years of working experience in banking industry, with over 14 years in senior leading positions in risk management, including Chief Risk Officer (CRO) at Raiffeissen Bank Ukraine, CRO at Alfabank Ukraine, and CRO for Hypo-Alpe-Adria Bank in Bosnia and Herzegovina. Since 2015 he has held the position of Head of Risk Management Division (CRO) at Vietnam Prosperity Bank (VP Bank).
Chief Investment Officer
Maitiri Asset Management
Ankit Khandelwal is the Chief Investment Officer at Maitri Asset Management, overseeing the firm’s overall portfolio allocation and investment strategies. Ankit has over 14 years of experience following investment roles at Lehman Brothers, Standard Chartered, and Millennium Capital and investing across Fixed Income, Macro, and Equity portfolios.
Khang Nie Lee
APAC Head of Non-Financial Risk
Khang Nie Lee is the Head of Non-Financial Risk (NFR) for Asia Pacific (APAC) at Credit Suisse.
She is a trained accountant and is a Fellow at the Institute of Singapore Chartered Accountants (FCA). Prior to joining Credit Suisse, Khang Nie was a consultant with PricewaterhouseCoopers where she ran a number of process improvement projects for clients in the financial services sector.
In Credit Suisse, she headed various functions across the CFO Division in APAC, including Investment Banking Finance, South East Asia Legal Entity Finance and SOX program before joining NFR in the CRO Division.
Jason Norman Lee
Managing Director, Legal & Regulations
Li Sun Leong
Head of ESG
Chief Risk Officer
Chief Investment Officer
Experienced and effective executive in Insurance industry. Passionate in promoting asset management career and female leadership in the financial services industry. Specialise in asset-liability management and investment management.
Liu has worked and lived in New York, Hong Kong and now Singapore with extensive experiences in multi-national insurance and financial service companies. Inspired by cultivating talents and building effective teams with a collaborative culture. Especially with the current global public health crisis, she believes the true value of the company depends on the people and the adaptability to the new way of working.
Chief compliance officer
Asialink Finance Corporation
Mr. Macatol is a Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP)-confirmed Chief Compliance Officer (CCO) and a Certified Compliance Officer. He is the official liaison of the Bank with the regulatory agencies (e.g. BSP, SEC, BIR, PDIC, AMLC) and responsible in complying with its laws, rules and regulations. He also worked in SGV& Co. (Ernst & Young Philippines) as CSLA Manager.
Head of global audit - Asia Pacific
Head of AML CFT Department
PT Bank Mandiri (Persero) Tbk
• Master of Management majoring in Financial Management from University of Gadjah Mada (UGM) Yogyakarta with GPA 3.57 – Graduated 2007
• Economics Degree majoring in Accounting from Indonesia College of Economics – Sekolah Tinggi Ilmu Ekonomi ‘Indonesia’ - STEI, Jakarta with GPA 3.15 – Graduated February 2001
ADDITIONAL EDUCATIONS/CERTIFICATIONS :
• Executive Education at University of Michigan Stephen M. Ross School of Business, Ann Arbor-Michigan USA.
• International Advanced Certificate in Compliance and Financial Crime from International Compliance Training (ICT), Birmingham, UK – Certified.
• Certified in Anti-Money Laundering Specialist (CAMS) from Association of Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists-ACAMS, Miami, USA.
• Anti-Money Laundering & Counter-Terrorism Financing Conference organized by ACAMS
• AML & CFT Certification organized by Indonesian Financial Transaction Reports and Analysis Centre – Central Bank of Indonesia – Communication Forum of Compliance Director
• Risk Management Cetification - Level 3
• Financial Crime and Compliance Training (Fraud Prevention and AML/CFT Compliance) organized by Bankers Association for Risk Management (BARa)
• Risk Management Certification from Indonesian Bankers Association
A. BANKING ORGANIZATION : PT Bank Mandiri (Persero) Tbk.
- Head of AML CFT (January 2017 – now)
- Head of Decentralized Compliance & Operational Risk (April – December 2016)
- AML CFT Team Leader (June 2014 – March 2016)
- Compliance Officer (June 2008 – May 2014)
- Accounting Staff (July 2002 – May 2008)
B. PUBLIC SPEAKER / TRAINER / LECTURER :
• Financial GRC Week – AML & Financial Crime Asia Summit 2019, Singapore, “Know Your Correspondent’s (KYC-C): De-Risking Correspondent Banking”
• Financial GRC Week – AML & Financial Crime Asia Summit 2018, Singapore “Establishing a Comprehensive Financial Crime Risk Framework across Client Onboarding and Surveillance”.
Deputy Global Head, Portfolio Management, Capital Risk Solutions
Victor is the Deputy Global Head, Portfolio Management for the Capital Risk Solutions Division of AXIS Capital.
Victor has primary responsibility for deal analysis, portfolio management of a book of credit exposure globally from LATAM to APAC, with secondary responsibility for deal sourcing and business development for the Asia Pacific. His focus encompasses both single credit and significant risk transfers.
His area of focus is in the structured/complex finance domain such as project finance, structured credit, leveraged finance, aviation financing and structured trade finance; and also in vanilla financing to corporates and financial institutions
Prior to AXIS, Victor has undertaken roles in public markets fixed income investments, origination and client coverage, and Infrastructure financing and advisory with Standard Chartered Bank in London, Singapore and Hong Kong
Victor, currently serves as Board Member of CFA Singapore and also Co-Chair, Professional Development Committee of CFA Singapore. Victor also serves as Singapore country representative of CFA Institute Asia Pacific Research Exchange ('ARX').
Victor has spoken at various events organised by organisations such as World Bank, International Association of Credit Portfolio Managers ("IACPM"), ASEAN Energy Centre("AEC") and International Project Finance Association ("IPFA") and at conferences such as EXCRED series.
Head of Enterprise Risk
I am a 'Change Maker and Happiness Agent', who loves to spread optimism and confidence in people's lives, enabling them to achieve their potential.
I am a 'Public Banker', with 18 years of experience in Corporate banking and Risk management across leading public, private and foreign banks. As the Head of Enterprise Risk, HSBC Bank Singapore and COO for Risk Function, I drive initiatives for aggregating risks, unlocking human potential, process efficiencies, innovation, Business Analytics and digitalisation. Employee and Community Engagement are my twin focus areas, to ensure a ' Safe and Great Place to Work'.
I champion equal opportunities at work by actively volunteering for HSBC Employee Resource Group (ERG) on Balance and PRIDE, besides working with NGOs.
I have extensive experience in team management, credit risk management, such as sourcing, approvals, policy making, portfolio analytics, capital management, stress testing, modelling, due diligence, compliance, assurance, Internal controls, Audit, Governance and digitalisation of lending. I have led best practices in Operational Risk, ERM, Climate Risk, Resilience risk management, Project Management. Led strategic & Regulatory projects such as Basel, IFRS, BCBS, Enterprise Risk, Climate Risk, Portfolio Analytics, Streamlining & Digitalisation.
CEDT-Enterprise Risk, Digital Risk, Third party Risk and Climate Risk are my special interests, with their evolving kaleidoscope of hues. I strongly believe in Climate Risk Centric Decision making, embedding conservation in design.My articles, speeches and leadership initiatives are for thought leadership for ensuring resilience in the financial system.
As a futurist, my mission is to reimagine and lead digital transformation in banking to empower customers. But I am equally passionate and vocal about the ethics of technological usage for the long term benefit of mankind.I am a technophile, who believes in combined intelligence(CI) and a block chain of community, with coexisting nodes of machines & humans.
As an author, poet, international speaker, I have dedicated life to upskill children, youth & women for an inclusive future. My co-authored Amazon Best seller book ' Revive and Thrive (Vol 2) shares my story of personal resilience to inspire people, particularly single women to thrive in a complex world. I believe in Servant Leadershipand Stakeholder Capitalism, serving and marching towards collective success of community, touching a million lives by 2030
Chief Risk Officer
UnionBank of Philippines
Head of Treasury and Global Markets
Khalimi is currently Head of Treasury & Global Markets at Mizuho Bank Malaysia, a subsidiary of Mizuho Bank Ltd. one of the mega bank in Japan.
With over 15 years of banking experience specialising in Treasury and Risk Management, Khalimi’s previous position was with Affin Hwang Capital/Hwang DBS Investment Bank as AVP of Treasury. He also held a senior position in Treasury & Risk Management at ECM Libra Investment Bank and AmBank.
“Khalimi, who graduated from the University of Technology MARA (UiTM), with a BBA (Hons) in Finance started out as an Executive Officer at Bank Negara Malaysia, been directly involved in monetary policy implementation and risk management. The experience at Bank Negara Malaysia has provided him a valuable fundamentals for him to strive in his career and continue to contribute for a betterment of financial industry and society.
Khalimi is currently a national member of Financial Market Association of Malaysia (FMAM), a professional and quasi-licensing body for wholesale financial market in Malaysia under the Asian Institute of Chartered Banker (AICB).”
EVP, head of credit risk analytics function
Siam Commercial Bank
Akkarapol Sa-ngasoongsong is Head of Model Risk Management Division at Siam Commercial Bank (SCB), Thailand. Prior to joining SCB, Akkarapol worked for Citibank, US where he held multiple roles in Risk function including senior modeling manager for regulatory risk model development (CCAR and Stress testing), and model validation manager in model risk management division. In his current role, Akkarapol is leading model risk management division and responsible for establishing and setting up model governance/model risk management framework for entire model landscape of SCB.
Akkarapol holds a Ph.D. in Industrial Engineering, M.S. in Agricultural Economics from Oklahoma State University.
Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer
Nagarajan (Nags) Sankaranarayanan is Chief Financial and Administrative Officer for Asia ex-Japan currently based in Singapore. He has regional responsibility for over 600 professionals across 12 countries, overseeing Operations, IT, Finance, Corporate Real Estate and Services, Data Management and Security, Corporate Transformation and Fin-Tech projects as well as Business Continuity Management. He also sits on the board of various Nomura’s companies.
Nags has 25 plus years of work experience in various leadership roles across both business and broad corporate/support areas in investment banks and start-up hedge fund. Prior to joining Nomura, he worked at Goldman Sachs, LionRock Capital (hedge fund) and JP Morgan in capacities as Equity Sales Trader, COO, and in the CFO office. Nags also has extensive experience in setting up and managing businesses, M&A, risk management, business strategy, global project and cost management programs, offshoring and managing large teams. Over his career, he has lived and worked across multiple Asian countries, including India, Japan, Hong Kong and Singapore.
Nags is also passionate about technology and finance, as well as a keen supporter of entrepreneurship. He has invested in and actively advises and mentors technology and finance-related startups.
Nags holds an MBA from The University of Chicago Booth School of Business, is a qualified Chartered Accountant and a Cost Accountant and holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree.
Director, Corporate Treasury and Trade Structured Finance
In January 2014, Gopul joined Golden Agri-Resources Limited, Singapore to head the Global Treasury and Trade Finance business. His aim is to align the business to international standards and practices with a focus on revenue generation and risk management, which he successfully accomplished at Cargill. Prior to joining Golden Agri, Gopul spent 10 years at Cargill’s proprietary structured funding, treasury, emerging markets trading, and risk management group. Prior to Cargill, Gopul worked in Thailand, Singapore and USA on corporate, project and trade financing, international commodities trading, mergers and acquisition, proprietary fixed income and money markets.
Gopul is passionate about international business, international finance, commodities, behavioral finance, entrepreneurship, understanding the power of finance, growth of human capital that is currently influencing and driving growth in emerging markets, and the importance of ethics and principles in conducting business in emerging markets. He has been invited to speak and be a panelist at many external forums organized by international banks, Euro-finance, universities, and also internal forums held by Cargill India.
Gopul holds an MBA from The University of Chicago Booth School of Business, a Bachelor’s degree in Commerce from the University of Mumbai, is a Chartered Accountant by training and Associate CPA Australia.
Chief Risk Officer, Group Global Banking
Gaitri Sharma is currently the Chief Risk Officer – Group Global Banking in Maybank. Her role as CRO is to drive the multi-pillar risk spanning from credit, operational, market, liquidity, sustainability and governance frameworks across the region.
She has over 25 years of global experience in various risk, compliance and technology management roles in the telecommunication and financial services industry where she has successfully shaped and aligned business strategies and risk appetite.
She holds a Bachelor Degree in International Business from Widener University USA, a Master Degree in Information Science from Penn State University USA and an MBA in Strategic Leadership from Amberton University USA.
Head Global Treasury Business Management
Dr. Frederick Shen is Senior Vice President and Head of Business Management for Global Treasury, OCBC Bank, leading to strengthen the infrastructure, processes, monitoring and analytics to tackle the increasing regulatory and risk requirements, all the while enabling the Treasury business for strategic growth in countries we currently operate in and for the future. Fred re-joined OCBC in mid-2013 from Emirates NBD, Dubai, where he headed up the Group Market Risk unit. Prior to the Middle East assignment, he was with OCBC Bank Market Risk for 3+ years, and appointed Head of Market Risk in 2011.
Fred started his career as a Professor of Finance at the University of Waterloo, Canada, before joining the financial industry, starting with global risk oversight of the financial engineering trading group at RBC Capital Markets. With over 25 years in the financial industry, his extensive experience includes assignments with various financial institutions and specialisations, including structured credit and real-asset securitizations at a privately held fund, head of bank-wide economic/risk capital and risk modeling/analytics at Bank of Montreal, and head of life insurance and asset management risk management at Manulife. Fred has a PhD in Financial Economics.
Kairos Capital Group
A self-driven and highly motivated person, I'm driven by the need to add value to everything I do, I'm motivated by the ability to empower and develop the people I work with, and I strived to be a source of inspiration and encouragement to the community and society that I live in. I am a highly sought-after speaker at various regional and local conferences, as well as a regular contributor to news media on current affairs.
At the professional front, I have more than 22 years of international experience primarily in the areas of consultancy / advisory, asset / investment management and capital market. Currently, I serve as the Founding Partner of Kairos Capital Group, providing advisory and consultancy services focusing primarily in capital market and asset management industries covering the Asia Pacific region.
I am also the Founding CEO of Ericsenz Capital based in Singapore, a MAS-licensed fund management company focusing on Private Equity and Venture Capital, bridging between Silicon Valley and South East Asia. I am also a Committee Member on the Investment Advisory Committee of Ericsenz-K2 Unicorn Fund and Ericsenz-K2 Unicorn Fund 2.
Senior Managing Director, Head of Group Sustainability
Luanne is Senior MD and head of Group Sustainability and Corporate Responsibility at CIMB, one of ASEAN’s leading banking groups, where she is responsible for transforming CIMB into a leader in sustainable finance and responsible banking in Asia.
Luanne holds a Bachelor of Arts and a Masters Degree in Manufacturing Engineering, as well as a Master of Arts from the University of Cambridge and is currently pursuing a Masters of Liberal Arts – Sustainability at Harvard Extension School.
Managing Director, Group Head of Trading & Structuring
Jacky Tai is the Group Head of Trading & Structuring for Treasury & Markets at DBS Bank. Assuming this role since 2018, Jacky has been responsible for the management of trading, market making, product structuring and risk
warehousing activities across asset classes regionally.
He joined Treasury & Markets in DBS in 1999 and was tasked to build up DBS Greater China trading operations in Hong Kong, Taiwan, and China. In addition to driving business outcomes, the teams in Greater China have also won many awards and accolades in local and derivatives markets from Asian Risk, Global Finance, Banker, and other leading market intelligence under Jacky’s stewardship.
An avid innovator and market pioneer, Jacky has also represented DBS Hong Kong, Singapore, and China in public forums and associations initiated by regulators such as the Hong Kong Treasury Market Association committee,
ACI, ASFIMA task force, China QFII, Singapore RQFII, FX Global Code, Blue Book, China Bond Connect. Most recently, he was appointed as Treasurer of the Financial Markets Association of Singapore in January 2021. Jacky is also a strong believer in embracing Asian connectivity and digitalisation for the advancement of financial markets.
Before joining DBS Bank, Jacky was Head of Asian Derivatives Trading at Dresdner Bank AG. He has also worked at Nomura, and JP Morgan in Hong Kong, Singapore, and New York. Jacky graduated with a Bachelor of Science (Hons) in Computer Science from the Chinese University of Hong Kong.
Hong Tat Tan
Head of Sustainability
AEON CO. (M) BHD
Hong Tat obtained his Master of Science (Process Engineering) and Bachelor of Engineering (Chemical Engineering) from Universiti Putra Malaysia. He has in-depth experience related to Climate Change, Climate Strategy and Sustainability.
He has served various sectors, such as renewable energy, oil & gas, power, green technology and retail sectors). His expertise lay in Greenhouse Gas/ Carbon Footprinting, ISO 14064, Sustainability/ Climate-related strategy, TCFD (Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosure), ESG risk management and Sustainability Reporting.
SVP of Sustainability
Experienced sustainability professional and strategic planner.
Two things that Winnie does now for work: (i) Bringing to life the corporate sustainability strategy in Asia, and
(ii) evaluating how to manage the downside and opportunities of ESG.
Other fun things Winnie does, or used to do, at work - Strategic communications, sponsorship management and activation, Brand management and governance and Crisis management.
Who she is at work - Team player and Problem-solver. I see patterns and trends, and devise plans based on insights.
Who she is as a person - An avid reader who loves new experiences, the great outdoors and anything related to F&B.
All comments made here are personal and not representative of her employer.
Soon Kit Tham
Enterprise Resilience Officer
An internationally recognized financial services expert, Soon Kit offers deep and wide experience accumulated over 15 years in the financial services sector. Bringing a global perspective enriched with grounded experience, he is currently Enterprise Resilience Officer at BNY Mellon assuring the firm broad business and operational resilience across multiple lines of business.
Prior to this, he was Risk Vice President of Fullerton Fund Management and Wolters Kluwer’s Asia-Pacific Risk Practice Director guiding regional risk and financial practices for its software clients. At OCBC Bank Group, Soon Kit was managing the risk of Global Treasury, Investment Banking, OCBC Securities and Bank of Singapore. He complements his expertise with international advisory experience garnered at financial software firm Misys / Finastra where he led the risk management teams to solve broader subjects of banking risk with financial firms, banks, regulators in Europe and Asia. Prior to this, Soon Kit provided consulting at Moody’s Analytics.
Recognized for his practical expertise by regional banking conferences and professional media, Soon Kit has contributed many live and case interviews to breaking news developments and industry best practice conferences.
Graduating with honors in Quantitative Finance from the National University of Singapore, he is also a certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist and an Energy Risk Professional.
Chief Risk Officer
Lloyds Bank Corporate Markets Asia
Jens joined Lloyds Banking Corporate Markets in July 2019 as Chief Risk Officer for Asia, overseeing Credit, Conduct, Compliance & Operational Risk. He has over 20 years of experience in banking primarily in Risk & Portfolio Management roles. After completing his banking apprenticeship at Deutsche Bank in Germany in 1996, he started as a Relationship Manager in SME Banking before switching to a role as Credit Officer in Austria. Having transferred to London in 2002, Jens was involved in various global projects ranging from risk policies to automated sanctioning systems. In 2004, he relocated to New York to assume a position as Senior Credit Analyst covering a portfolio of Corporates and FIs in Latin America. After returning to London in 2006 to help establishing a new credit portfolio management function, Jens ultimately became Regional Head of Portfolio Management Europe, where he was responsible for credit portfolio strategy and risk appetite adherence across all asset classes.
Having subsequently worked at Royal Bank of Scotland as Senior Credit Underwriter covering Risk Solutions & Structured Derivatives CEEMEA, Jens re-joined Deutsche Bank in 2012 as Head of Risk & Portfolio Management, Transaction Banking for Asia Pacific, and relocated to Singapore.
There he was responsible to optimise balance sheet resources ensuring adequate risk & return metrics across Trade Finance, Lending and Cash Management. Jens is a CFA® charterholder and Certified FRM. He is fluent in German, English and Spanish.
Chief Risk Officer
With more than 15 years’ international experience in derivatives trading and risk management, Yves currently holds the position of country chief risk officer for MUFG Bank Singapore. Previously, he was head of the market risk department for Asia, responsible for monitoring the bank's market and funding liquidity risk, and overseeing the implementation of the latest local regulatory requirements across the region.
Prior to joining MUFG Bank, Yves worked as an interest rates options trader at Standard Chartered Bank in London, Dubai and New York, covering interest rates derivatives in various markets before joining the risk management team in Singapore. He started his career at Dexia Bank in Brussels as a derivatives structurer and holds a master's degree in business engineering from ICHEC Brussels.
Managing Director, Group Head of Portfolio Analytics, Risk Management Group
Benjamin Wong joined DBS Bank in July 2017 as Managing Director, Head of ECL Accounting & Analytics in Group Finance, responsible for group wide implementation of IFRS9. Benjamin moved to his current role at the Risk Management Group in Oct 2018, with global responsibility for Wholesale & Retail credit risk analytics, climate change risk modelling and stress testing. Benjamin has over 25 years of international experience in London, Singapore, Hong Kong and Toronto in the areas of credit risk management, credit & market risk analytic modelling, climate change risk and stress testing.
Prior to his positions at DBS Bank, he was the Global Head of Wholesale Risk Analytics in HSBC London responsible for leading the end-to-end development, implementation and management of global analytics and modelling systems for Wholesale Credit risk used for risk management, pricing, stress testing, IFRS9 provisioning, economic capital and regulatory RWA reporting. Prior to this role he was the Asia Pacific Regional Head of Global Risk Analytics in HSBC Hong Kong. He has held similar roles before in credit risk analytics in Singapore and Toronto, though he started his banking career as management associate in credit risk management in Citibank Hong Kong.
Benjamin holds Master’s degrees in Financial Engineering and Business Administration, and the designations of Sustainability & Climate Risk (SCR) Certificate, CFA, FRM, CPA and CGA.
Chief Operating Officer, Group Internal Audit
Colin is responsible for the execution and delivery of the GIA Functional strategy with the aim of building the audit practice and auditor of the future, embedding agile auditing, audit analytics, automation and continuous auditing in the function. Colin also oversees Audit Operations, including Governance, Delivery, Methodology, People and Training, Data Management, Systems, Business Intelligence, Resource Planning and Global Business Services.
Colin has about 20 years of experience in Technology Audit, Audit Transformation and Data Analytics in the Banking Industry. Externally, Colin has been involved in the establishment of the Audit Analytics Roundtable with other Banks and speaking at Audit Conferences and Universities.
In Standard Chartered Bank, Colin had previously headed Global Audit Services, Analytics and Operations and was responsible for the establishment of the Audit Function in Global Business Services and Audit Analytics globally. Colin had also been the Head of Audit for a variety of technology and operations audit portfolios including Group Digital Banking, Retail, Private Banking and Wealth Management Technology, Group Functions & Risk Technology and Third Parties Audit Teams globally. He has also worked in Technology Infrastructure, CCIB Technology and Consumer Banking Operations Audit Teams.
Prior to joining the group, Colin spent four years as a Manager in the IT Risk Advisory Services practice in KPMG Singapore where he was primarily responsible for providing IT Governance, IT security, IT audit, business process reviews, business continuity and IT advisory services for clients in the Banking and Finance industry.
Tokio Marine Life Insurance Singapore
Philip Woo is the Chief Risk Officer and oversees corporate governance and risk management in Tokio Marine Life Insurance Singapore (TMLS). He has over 26 years of experience in the financial sector, and began his career at MAS before joining the insurance industry. Over the period, he has played leadership roles in Enterprise Risk Management (ERM), Business Continuity & Crisis Management, Outsourcing/Vendor Risk Management and Technology Risk Management (TRM). He currently chairs the Governance, Risk and Compliance Committee (GRCC) at TMLS, and oversees the managing of operational, financial and strategic risks in the company. In addition to risk management, Philip has a wealth of experience in strategic planning, financial technology and payment system matters.
Chief operating officer
Jakub Zalio has more than 20 years’ experience in Banking and Consumer Finance. He is currently Chief Operations Officer in UBank - the first fully digital bank in Vietnam. Before he joined UBank, he was a Project director for APAC in Codix - a unique software solution for Consumer Finance, Debt Collections, Supply chain finance and Commercial finance. Between 2016 - 2019 he was Country Manager at APS Vietnam, a distressed debt servicer and advisor. Between 2000 and 2016 he worked in different Risk management and Operations roles on local and global level in Europe and Asia for GE Capital, Home Credit, KBC Bank and Techcombank.
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