Risk ASEAN 2020
Asia Risk is delighted to present our 8th annual Risk ASEAN conference, the leading incubator for risk practitioners and investment professionals to share best practices in financial risk management in the region.
Arsalaan Ahmed (OZ)
HSBC AMANAH MALAYSIA BERHAD
Oz is a career Islamic finance professional with extensive experience in wholesale and retail banking. He has worked across Europe, the Middle East and Asia. In his early career he distinguished himself in innovating Islamic finance solutions across various jurisdictions and has advised governments on Islamic finance regulation. He is credited with material contributions to the development of the Global Sukuk market, particularly on structuring and considered a subject matter expert. Among his many achievements, Oz has originated and executed multiple first to market Sukuk transactions across the Middle East and Asia including of note the first public Sukuk related to Makkah development, the first non-OIC sovereign Sukuk and the first vaccine Sukuk. In 2018 he oversaw the issuance of the World’s First UN SDG Sukuk issuance for HSBC Amanah Malaysia (awarded Overall, ESG and Country Deal of the Year by IFN), and represented a Malaysian mission to the UNGA to discuss Islamic finance and its role in achieving the UN SDGs. In recent years Oz has distinguished himself as a thought leader in Islamic finance for social impact and values-based intermediation in banking. In 2018 he was awarded Islamic Banker of the year by The Asset.
Oz started his career as a Strategy Analyst, Financial Services with Accenture London. Thereafter, he joined HSBC Group in 2005 leaving for Barwa Bank of Qatar in 2013 to rejoin in 2016 as CEO of HSBC Amanah Malaysia, HSBC Group’s global centre of excellence in Islamic finance.
He holds an MBA with distinction from London Business School’s executive program and has a Bachelor’s degree from University College London and a Master’s degree from The University of Bristol. He is a Chartered Professional in Islamic Finance with the Chartered Institute of Islamic Finance Professionals and a Chartered Banker with the Asian Institute of Chartered Bankers. He is currently an EXCO and Council member of AIBIM, Association of Islamic Banking Institutions Malaysia. Oz is the first foreigner to hold a position at the AIBIM EXCO.
Senior Financial Sector Specialist, Financial Stability and Supervision and Payment & Settlement Systems
THE SEACEN CENTRE
Aziz is a Senior Financial Sector Specialist at The South East Asian Central Banks Research and Training Centre (The SEACEN Centre), based in Kuala Lumpur. He joined in August 2016 on a sponsored career break from the Bank of England, and is responsible for delivering training programmes, risk advice and technical assistance to 20+ SEACEN member Central Banks and Regulatory authorities across Asia.
Before joining The SEACEN Centre, Aziz had spent the past 7 years working as a Senior Technical Specialist at the Bank of England. He was responsible for Stress Testing Wholesale banking book exposures and assessing the adequacy of stress testing frameworks as part of the concurrent stress testing of the major financial institutions based in the UK, including HSBC, Barclays, Santander, RBS, Lloyds and Standard Chartered Bank. In addition, he was responsible for undertaking on-site Asset Quality, Provision Adequacy and Technical Risk Reviews across a range of Wholesale asset classes and product types, both in the UK and globally.
Aziz, a graduate in Economics and Philosophy from The University of Nottingham, UK, began his career in London in the Strategy, Finance and Economics practice of Andersen Business Consulting. He later worked at Standard Chartered Bank, covering the Origination, Structuring and Syndication of Debt Capital Market facilities across the UK, Europe, South Asia and Africa. Aziz also worked at Halifax Bank of Scotland (HBOS) in Leveraged Finance Loan Restructuring and Workouts, and in Liquidity and Funding Risk.
Ahmad Shukri Abd Rahman
Chief Risk Officer
Ahmad Shukri has over 28 years of experience in banking and finance, focusing on areas of risk management and Islamic Finance.He is at present the Chief Risk Officer of Bank Kerjasama Rakyat Malaysia Berhad. Prior to his current appointment, he was the Head of Risk Management, OCBC Al-Amin Bank Berhad. Among others financial institutions that he had served are Oriental Finance, Pacific Bank, Bank Muamalat and Al-Rajhi Bank Malaysia.
He holds a Master (Executive) in Islamic Banking and Finance from Asia E University and a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration majoring in Finance from Texas A&M University, Commerce, USA.
Shukri is a member of the Finance Accreditation Agency’s Finance Accreditation Panel (FAP) and teaches Risk Management at the BNM’s International Center for Islamic Finance (INCEIF) for Master and PhD students.
His current area of interest is in the development of Enterprise Risk Management across all business entities and also managing technology risk especially in mitigating cyber threats, Shukri is a frequent guest speaker at the various risk forums in Malaysia and Singapore.
Chief Risk Officer
PRUDENTIAL BSN TAKAFUL BERHAD
Anita Menon was appointed as Chief Risk Officer of Prudential BSN Takaful in May 2012. She is responsible for the Risk, Compliance, Legal and Government Relations functions and to drive the Company’s Risk & Regulatory programme. Additionally, Anita has led the implementation of a number of strategic regulatory projects across PruBSN. As CRO, Anita is also a member of the PruBSN Executive Committee and provides risk challenge in the development and execution of the company’s business strategies. She has also been an active contributor at the industry level through her participation in working groups involving both takaful & insurance associations.
Prior to joining Prudential, Anita served at KPMG Malaysia for 12 years and was a Partner and Head of Financial Risk Management and Strategic Management Services. She was also a member of KPMG’s Global Islamic Finance and Investments Group and was leading the Islamic Finance practice in Advisory for Malaysia at the time of leaving. Anita has worked extensively with clients locally and globally in the financial services sector in areas of strategic management, risk management, performance management and feasibility studies while at KPMG.
Anita is frequently invited as a speaker at trainings and conferences and has trained clients in areas such as Risk Management, Islamic finance and Performance Management. She also contributes to thought leadership development in these areas and has had a number of articles published. Anita was a working group member of the Islamic Financial Services Board (IFSB) that was involved in developing a set of new standards for the Retakaful Industry and was one of the invited speakers at a takaful training organized by the World Bank for the development of takaful in Abu Dhabi. She was also a panel member of the inaugural Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) Industry Advisory Executive Panel (IAEP). Anita holds a Bachelor of Science (Hons) and Master of Business Administration (MBA) from the University of Nottingham, UK.
Azila Abdul Aziz
Chief Executive Officer
Ms Azila Abdul Aziz, is Chief Executive Officer / Executive Director & Head of Listed Derivatives at Kenanga Futures Sdn Bhd, a Listed Derivatives Brokerage Company based in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Azila has been with company for more than 19 years and from the year 2012, she serves as the CEO. An accomplished Executive equipped with leadership, management and entrepreneurship & intraprenuership capabilities. Azila currently leads the overall running of the Listed Derivatives Broking Company that includes both in-bound & out-bound businesses overseeing the entire Front Office Sales to Back Office Operations. She sits on the Board of Kenanga Futures Sdn Bhd as an Executive Director, an appointed member of Senior Management Team for the Group Executive Committee and a member of several other committees within the Kenanga Group. Prior to joining Kenanga Futures Sdn Bhd, Azila held the position of Institutional Sales at RHB Securities Sdn Bhd from 1996 - 2000. She was involved in sales role for both regional equities and futures markets with clientele base includes international institutions, banks, global hedge funds, domestic institutions, state funds and various asset management companies.
Azila holds a Bachelor’s Degree (Hons) in Finance and a Diploma in Investment Analysis from Malaysia’s MARA University of Technology (UiTM). In addition to her present role in the company, Azila has diverse industrial participation where she has been appointed for various roles: President of Malaysia Futures Brokers’ Association (MFBA), Member on the FTSE Russell Bursa Malaysia Index Advisory Committee, Member of the Market Participants Committee (MPC), Principal Representative of the Continuing Professional Education (CPE) Advisory Group, Committee member of the task force for Professional Certificate Investment and Finance (PCIF) program developed by PNB Investment Institute Sdn Bhd (PNBI/I), Associate Member of Palm Oil Refiners’ Association of Malaysia (PORAM) and Member of the Advisory Board for the Women in Finance Awards Asia organised by GlobalTrading and Markets Media Group.
Chief Operating Officer
Mohit is a seasoned Operations & Risk Management professional with 20 years of multi-country experience in Asset Management, Life Insurance & Consumer Banking industries. He has both broad and deep understanding of Asia region’s complex regulatory, business and cultural operating environments, gained through Regional and Country roles in Singapore, Hong Kong, Malaysia and India.
Starting his career with GE Capital in India, he worked across Sales, Operations and Six Sigma functions before going on to head the risk function in the country. Later he joined Prudential Plc to establish the Risk Management function for its Joint Venture with ICICI Bank, the leading Private Bank in India. Subsequently he moved to Singapore as ‘Head of Operational Risk and Financial Crime Compliance’ for Singapore and Hong Kong businesses of Eastspring Investments, the asset management arm of Prudential Plc. Later he moved to the First Line of Defense as the Chief Operating Officer of Eastspring Investments Malaysia where he heads entire Operations, Client Servicing, Digital Transformation & IT Functions.
Mohit is a certified Six-Sigma Black Belt and also a Claritas Certificate Holder from the CFA Institute.
Director, Credit Analytics
S&P GLOBAL MARKET INTELLIGENCE
Based in Singapore, Paul is the lead for Credit Analytics products in APAC. He has experience as a Product Manager in the credit and counterparty risk space, and was previously the Product Manager for ratings and credit content in EMEA, based in London. Prior to this, Paul focused on market strategy, covering Investment and Commercial Banks, private equity and credit markets. Before working at S&P Global, he was a private equity analyst, concentrating on the infrastructure asset class.
Head of Marketing & Strategy, APAC – Global co-lead LIBOR reform
Head of Risk and Finance Solutions
Dimitrios is a Head of Risk and Finance Solutions in Moody’s Analytics, leading the Asia Specialist team that focuses on Risk Analytics, Stress Testing and IFRS 9 solutions.
During his time in Moody’s and prior to his move to Asia, Dimitrios led the efforts on designing and successfully implementing IFRS 9 modelling and software solutions for more than 50 banks in Europe and Middle East.
Prior to joining Moody’s in January 2016, Dimitrios worked as Senior Technical Specialist at the Prudential Regulation Authority (PRA) in London. During that time, he led the internal stress testing model development across the majority of risk types, with a particular focus on wholesale credit risk globally, retail credit risk in the UK and econometric models for key ALM risk metrics. Before joining the PRA, he was part of UBS Group-wide Stress Testing Team where he developed stress testing models for the held to maturity assets of the investment banking arm. Prior to his time at UBS he held various modelling positions at the former Financial Services Authority (FSA), Lloyd’s Banking Group and HBOS.
Dimitrios holds a PhD from the University of Edinburgh Business School and an MSc in Applied Economics and Finance from the Athens University of Economics and Business. He is a certified Professional Risk Manager (PRM) since 2006 and tutored at University of Edinburgh where he has conducted extensive research on credit risk modelling and the interaction between credit risk and the real economy.
2020 conference highlights:
- Panel discussions led by top Chief Risk Officers in the ASEAN region on the top priorities and key issues to tackle in 2020 and beyond
- Interactive masterclasses on conduct risk culture and taking advantage of technological tools on AML/KYC efforts
- Opportunity for delegate to participate in industry working groups to contribute their thoughts on industry trends from margining rules, third party risk to cyber risk
- Thought-provoking harvesting session that converge industry work group leaders, highlighting key challenges and solutions for moving the ASEAN financial industry forward
The most attended ASEAN's conference including 80+ CROs and Heads of Risk
Leading international and local financial institutions from 10 member states
The most influential decision-makers from buy-side firms and banks
World class speakers featuring regulators and industry experts
Prominent regulators and industry experts
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 ASEAN Economic Community.
The meeting place for ASEAN Economic Community
Each year Risk ASEAN conference provides platform for leading risk and investment professionals to meet and discuss mitigating investment risks in a volatile market, enhancing risk management strategies across credit, market, liquidity, and regulatory risks, and regulatory reforms across financial markets.
Analysis for ASEAN's risk and investment professionals
The conference is dedicated to informing risk and finance professionals to understand the challenges of risk management and investment today and provides an unparalleled insight into what is happening at the cutting edge of risk management and regulation across the region.
ASEAN's most in-depth risk and investment agenda
Speaking with practitioners, regulators and other stakeholders, Asia Risk team develops the most in-depth agenda to help market participants understand the latest developments and challenges of risk management and regulation in the region.
The programme is backed by the editors of Risk.net and Asia Risk, the world’s leading source of in-depth news and analysis on risk management, derivatives and regulation.