Interactive Roundtable | July 6, 2PM Bangkok time

Managing Risks in the Expanding Ecosystem of Digital Transformation

The recent push to digitization came as the only option to survive the current crisis. What was once considered disruptive for the banks, especially for small and mid-to-large banks, became the new normal. Organizations that digitized their operations were better at responding to the sudden changes due to the recent pandemic. While digitizing operations must be viewed as a way to accelerate revenue, income and new account growth, banks should carefully consider the risks that come along with it. 


Aravind Varadharajan

SVP and Managing Director – Asia Pacific


Aravind joined MetricStream in January 2021 as Senior Vice President & Managing Director of Asia Pacific as part of the company’s growth strategy for the region.​

For more than 20 years, Aravind has held multiple senior technology roles with a focus on Asia Pacific and Japan. He spent more than ten years living in Japan and has worked in multiple countries across the region including Australia, South East Asia, Greater China, and India.​

Prior to MetricStream, Aravind held senior roles at Accenture, HP, and DXC Technology. Most recently he was the Managing Sales Director - AAPAC for Cloud & Intelligent Operations for Accenture Technology enabling clients to leverage Technology with a Cloud-First Approach and unlocking the value of the Cloud. This included managing the complex transition to Cloud and New IT infrastructure. ​

Aravind holds an Executive General Management Degree from the Indian Institute of Management Bangalore and a Masters in Sociology focused on cultural and social change, racial and ethnic diversity, and social inequality.

Michael Monteforte

Partner, Financial Risk Management, Risk Consulting

KPMG Advisory (HK) Limited

Michael is a recognized expert on IRB Models, IFRS 9 Expected Credit Loss, Credit Risk Management, Risk Appetite, Compliance and other risk areas. He has managed and delivered multiple complex IFRS 9 and Basel IRB development projects for banks throughout Asia.  He joined KPMG in 2010 from Moody’s (KMV) and is a Partner in charge of the Financial Risk Management team in Hong Kong and has nearly 20 years’ experience. 

Michael formerly was with the Bank of New York in New York where he worked on the foreign exchange desk as an analyst and helped streamline the Straight Through Processing (STP) system. Prior to Bank of New York he also worked for Banca Intesa (NY) within the risk management group where he managed the foreign exchange accounting and settlement process for foreign exchange related products.

Michael is a certified Financial Risk Manager (FRM® )  from GARP and he is also fluent in Mandarin Chinese.

Boon Lee Thor

Chief Risk Officer


Boon Lee comes with 23 years of financial services risk management experience, both as a banking risk management practitioner and also as financial risk management consultant within the Asean region. Before joining OCBC as the Country Chief Risk Officer in 2017, he was the Chief Risk Officer for MUFG Bank for more than 4 years where he provided leadership and set directions for the enterprise wide risk matters in the areas of market, credit, operational risks and also business continuity management. Prior to MUFG, Boon Lee also had worked with a large local banking group in Malaysia.

He had experience as a risk management consultant covering scoring, policy and portfolio management, prepared and executed Integrated Risk Management Framework in several banks in Asean region.


Boon Lee graduated from the University of Warwick, United Kingdom with a First Class Honours in Management Science. He is also a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) and a member of Malaysian MENSA Society.   

Steven Low Weng Haw

Group Chief Risk Officer

Affin Bank Berhad

Mr. Steven Low Weng Haw was appointed as Group Chief Risk Officer on 1 September 2019.

Mr. Steven is responsible for directing and implementing the Bank’s risk management programs, policies and procedures. He is also entrusted to oversee the Bank’s governance and strategy for risk management and compliance, including relationships with key regulators and supervisory institutions.

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.

Join this special roundtable where top Industry experts will discuss: 
  • The state of digital adoption in mid-sized banks before and after Covid-19 
  • Key risks to consider while embracing digitization
  • Ensuring compliance and safeguarding operations 
  • Role of an integrated platform to manage risks related to digitization
Who should attend?

The event is designed for senior risk management professionals within financial institutions and corporates. Job roles include, but are not limited to:

  • Risk management
  • Compliance and regulation
  • Operational risk
  • IT and cyber security
  • Business resilience
  • Internal audit

While audience participation isn't required, we want this online session to be as interactive as possible and encourage attendees to ask questions and make comments.

Register for this interactive roundtable

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While audience participation isn't required, we want this online session to be as interactive as possible and encourage attendees to ask questions and make comments.

Company profile

Leveraging the power of AI, MetricStream is the global market leader in Governance, Risk, and Compliance (GRC) and Integrated Risk Management solutions, providing the most comprehensive solutions for Enterprise and Operational Risk, Regulatory Compliance, Internal Audit, IT and Cyber Risk and Third-Party Risk Management on one single integrated platform.