Programme 2020

Programme 2020

Risk ASEAN conference | Programme 2020


Opening remarks

08:50 - 09:00


Keynote address

09:00 - 09:30

Ingrid Van Wees

Vice President Finance and Risk

Asian Development Bank

Ms. Ingrid van Wees is the Vice-President for Finance and Risk Management of the Asian Development Bank (ADB). She assumed the position in December 2016.

Ms. van Wees is responsible for the overall management of the operations of the Office of Risk Management, the Controller’s Department, and the Treasury Department.
Before ADB, Ms. van Wees was a senior director reporting to the management board at the German Investment and Development Corporation (DEG). Her responsibilities included origination, structuring and portfolio management of the bank’s debt and equity investments in Europe, Middle East, and Asia plus treasury. Prior to DEG, Ms. van Wees held management positions in corporate finance and business development at international listed corporations.

She holds a Master of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from Delft University of Technology in The Netherlands and a Master of Business Administration degree from INSEAD.


Executive panel: How can risk managers stay ahead of the curve?

10:40 - 11:20

  • How prepared is the ASEAN industry for the looming Basel IV deadline? 
  • Defining non-financial risks: who’s held responsible?
  • New risks introduced by disruptive technology
  • Should risk functions be restructured to embrace change?
  • How do you integrate pandemic and geopolitical risk into risk management
Michael Gibbs



Michael is the Founder and President of SureStep – a global systems integrator specializing in GRC automation and reporting solutions.

Since 2007, SureStep has successfully completed projects across finance, manufacturing, transportation, natural resource and other industries. Those clients have ranged from 2-person risk and compliance teams to those having over 65,000 participants in their GRC programs. As the practice lead at SureStep, Mike guides clients to best practices and ensures they optimize their GRC technology investments for the long term.

SureStep provides solutions from ServiceNow, Workiva and IBM as well as GRC managed services. Mike’s team works from offices in Hong Kong and Singapore in addition to their New York and Toronto locations.

Michael Lor

Former CEO

Canadia Bank, Advisor to the Ministry of Economy and Finance, Cambodia

Michael Lor has built a distinguish track-record of over 30 years across the Southeast Asian region as a senior-level banker with extensive focus in strategic business transformation, risk management and corporate governance; organization and human capital development.

He is presently an Advisor to the Ministry of Economy and Finance, Cambodia.

Amongst his various professional appointments, he was previously the CEO of Canadia Bank PLC, Cambodia; where he led the transformation of this local bank into a regional financial services group. Prior to Canadia Bank, he was the Group CEO of EON Bank Group, Malaysia. Under his leadership, the banking group was transformed from being previously perceived as a non-descript player in the industry to being regarded as a rapidly growing universal commercial bank and one of the most talked about banking franchise in Malaysia.

Michael was also previously, the Worldwide Director for Banking Solutions with Hewlett Packard; and prior to that, the Group Head of Consumer Banking for RHB Bank, Malaysia. He was a Managing Director with DBS Bank, Singapore for 17 years, serving in various senior management capacities in both their Singapore and Thailand banking operations.

During his professional career, he has been involved in both the banking and technology industries; and have led businesses in Singapore, Thailand, Malaysia, Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar and China, respectively. He is presently a passionate advocate of digital transformation and innovation in the region’s financial services industry; serving in various advisory functions and roles.

Ahmad Shukri Abd Rahman

Chief Risk Officer

Bank Rakyat

Ahmad Shukri has over 29 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 where he served there for about 8 years. Shukri had also served at the following Banks respectively Al-Rajhi Bank Malaysia ,Bank Muamalat Malaysia, the Pacific Bank Berhad and Oriental Finance berhad.

Shukri is Certified Professional in Islamic Finance (CPIF) under the Chartered Institute of Islamic Finance Professional (CIIF). He also holds an Executive Master in Islamic Banking and Finance from Asia E University and a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Adminstration majoring in Finance from Texas A&M University,Commerce,USA.

Shukri is also currently a part time lecturer for Islamic Finance and Risk Management at the International Center for Education in Islamic Finance(INCEIF) and a also member of the Finance Accreditation Agency’s Finance Accreditation Panel (FAP).


Morning break

10:10 - 10:40


Presentation: Margin Reform- standard model, its mathematics and challenges

11:20 - 11:50

  • With the new implementation date, how do these delays impact the industry?
  • Challenges that financial institutions are facing in the COVID-19 aftermath
  • Convergence of demand for non-cash collateral across bilateral and triparty activities
  • Adoption of a fully integrated collateral management model for various collateralization
  • Combining the management of IM and VM within the same function
  • Lessons learnt from developed markets
Suiunbek Ibraev

Head of Analytics and Market Price Control, Market Risk Management



Spitfire showcase: the ASEAN risk innovator

11:50 - 12:30

Sushil Israni

Executive Director, Head of Risk Transformation

Bank of Singapore

‘An enhanced approach maximising a new Collateral Management Engine’

Pariwat Kanithasen

Deputy director

Bank of Thailand

Pariwat Kanithasen is Deputy Director of the Payment Systems Department of the Bank of Thailand. He is in charge of policies relating to Thailand’s international payment connectivity, particularly on retail payment linkages of Thailand with other countries in the region. He also represents Thailand in the ASEAN Working Committee on Payments and Settlements.

Prior to this, he was Deputy Director of the International Department of the Bank of Thailand, overseeing regional financial integration (ASEAN), as well as regional financial cooperation (ASEAN+3 Chiang Mai Initiative Multilateralisation). He was also Co-Chair of the ASEAN Working Committee on Financial Services Liberalisation. Furthermore, he was the Bank of Thailand’s chief negotiator of financial services and investment chapters of several regional and bilateral Free Trade Agreements (FTAs).

Between 2008 and 2010, he was seconded to the International Monetary Fund in Washington D.C., as an Advisor to the Executive Director of the South-East Asia Voting Group, representing the interests of Thailand and twelve other countries in the IMF’s Executive Board.

Manish Singhai

Chief Investment Officer

Tokio Marine Asset Management

Manish Singhai is the Chief Investment Officer at Tokio Marine Asset Management International, based in Singapore. Manish joined the investment industry in 1993, and has held CIO roles since 2003. Before joining the TMAM group in 2016, he set up the Asian Equities platform and the Singapore office for Lazard Asset Management. That was preceded by a similar effort for Aviva Investors. Prior to Aviva, Manish established Arjava Capital, an Asian-focused market-neutral hedge-fund seeded by Citigroup, in 2008. Manish began his buy-side career in 1998 with a 10-year stretch at AllianceBernstein: the latter five of which were as the CIO for Asia ex-Japan equities. Over the years, Manish has been a regular speaker and panellist at various regional and global investment industry forums. He was also a key member of the Equity Advisory Group under the International Institute of Finance, Washington, and a member of the Fourth OECD Roundtable on Corporate Governance in 2002. Manish holds a B. Tech. in Electrical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) in Delhi, is a management graduate from the Indian Institute of Management (IIM) in Calcutta, and also a CFA charterholder.


Fireside Chat: The World beyond the global financial crisis of COVID-19

14:00 - 14:30

  • What has the impact been to the financial sector and cross border trade in this unprecedented time?
  • Through these unchartered territories what are the challenges the sector now faces to ensure we are prepared for the future?
  • Did we miss the warning signs and could we have been more prepared? Understanding what we could have done to be more prepared?
Burin Adulwattana

Chief Economist

Bangkok Bank

Burin Adulwattana is Chief Economist and Strategist at Bangkok Bank with research publications on the global economic outlook and trends for interest rates and currencies. For the past couple of years, he has given talks on the Thai economic outlook to several Thai corporates, as well as at the Fitch Thailand Investor Briefing. In addition, he has often been asked for his views on the Thai economy, monetary policy and exchange rates by Bloomberg. Prior to joining Bangkok Bank, Burin worked for the Bank of Thailand as a global market strategist at the foreign reserve management department and as a FX strategist at Credit Agricole HK. He holds BA and MA degrees in mathematics and economics from Cambridge University.

Man Juttijudata

Assistant Secretary General

Government Pension Fund Of Thailand

Dr. Man Juttijudata has a background in Engineering. He got his Bachelor from Chulalongkorn University and continued his path for the Master from Columbia University in New York, USA. He also received a scholarship to pursue Ph.D. from the George Washington University in DC. After gained some experiences in the US, he returned to Thailand. He joined TISCO as specialist in Economic and financial modeling covering Equity, Fixed Income and Currency. Later on he moved to Kasikorn Asset Management as Risk Manager. He also involved not only in Risk and Performance Measurement but also in Derivatives and Structured Funds. Finally, he joined Government Pension Fund in the same field of Risk Management. Then he moved to the head of Investment Strategy Department responsible for long-term Strategic Asset Allocation and short-term Tactical Asset Allocation. He was also a member of Asset Allocation team, Fund Manager Selection team, and Member Investment Choice team. Due to his exemplary performance, he was promoted as Assistant Secretary-General responsible for Strategic Management and Business Development, Corporate Consulting Group. At present, he is Chief Risk Officer responsible for Investment Risk Management, Corporate Compliance, and Enterprise Risk Management.



12:30 - 13:30


Afternoon Keynote

13:30 - 14:00


Presentation: Climate change and credit risk in ASEAN?

15:10 - 15:40

  • Climate Risk adjusted ratio’s for credit analytics and models
  • Fundamental analysis of ESG into credit analytics models
  • ASEAN Case Study
Paul Bishop

Director, Risk Solution


Paul Bishop is the Product Lead for Credit Analytics in S&P Global Market Intelligence’s Asia Pacific Risk Services team, based in Singapore. He is responsible for Credit Analytics Product business across Asia Pacific. Paul has experience as a product manager in the credit and counterparty risk space and was previously Product Manager - Ratings & Credit Content in EMEA, based in London. Prior to this Paul focused on EMEA product strategy covering Investment & Commercial Banks, Private Equity and Credit Markets.

Paul joined S&P Global Market Intelligence in 2011 in London, UK. Paul holds a BA (Hons) in Political Science & International Relations from the University of Birmingham and a CFA IMC.

Edward McKeon

Director, Credit Risk Solutions

S&P Global Market Intelligence

Ed is a Director in the Credit Risk Solutions team of S&P Global Market Intelligence, based in Singapore. Since joining in 2012, he has managed and participated in the development, implementation, and validation of Basel II internal ratings systems, including Probability of Default (PD) and Loss Given Default (LGD) for low-default asset classes, for numerous clients across the EMEA and APAC regions.

Ed is part of the team in APAC, heading ASEAN & Pacific operations, since 2017. Prior to this he was part of the EMEA team in London, charged with managing our financial institutions (both banking and non-banking) Probability of Default (PD) solutions and delivering PD complex solutions and consultative assignments for Banks.

Ed holds an undergraduate degree in Accounting & Finance from Durham University. Ed also holds a postgraduate Masters in Science (MSc) in Investment Analysis from Aston University.


Afternoon break

15:40 - 16:10


Presentation: LIBOR transition– How can ASEAN prepare for it?

14:30 - 15:10

  • What are the challenges to processes involving long-dated instruments referencing LIBOR?
  • Impact on THBFIX and valuation methodologies
  • Renegotiate existing contracts
  • Revisit market risk profile and hedging strategies
  • What is the timeline industry should follow?
Karin Boonlertvanic

Department head-central treasury dept


Dr. Karin Boonlertvanich is currently the First Senior Vice President at Kasikornbank, Thailand. He takes care of Central Treasury, Strategic Treasury and Data Analytics departments. His main responsibilities include strategic balance sheet management, investment portfolio decision, liquidity management, and financial data analytics.

Prior to his current appointment, he was the Head of Central Treasury department and Head of Assets and Liabilities Management.

He holds his Ph.D. and MS in Industrial Engineering from Georgia Institute of Technology, USA. He is a CAIA (Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst), CAP (Certified Analytics Professional), and FRM (Financial Risk Manager) designation holder. He is also an Assistant Professor at the Faculty of Accountancy and Commerce, Chulalongkorn University, Thailand.

Dr. Karin is a frequent speaker at industry-related conferences in the area of liquidity management, interest rate risk management, treasury management and fund transfer pricing.


Series of presentations: Tackling challenges in AML detection and prevention

16:10 - 16:50

  • How COVID-19 exposed the vulnerabilities in the system?
  • The current challenges in ensuring cross‐border compliance in light of the changing regulatory requirements
  • The role of technology in identifying financial crime motivations and typologies
  • What are the risks and opportunities in the deployment fintech solutions?
  • Benchmarking your AML efforts against international investigation standards
  • Cross-function collaboration in fighting financial crime
Lee Ashmore

Global head of anti money laundering technology & regional head of financial crime risk IT - Asia Pacific


Lee joined HSBC in the UK in 1997 and has since held a number of IT roles in the UK, Brazil, India and Hong Kong. Lee has been based in Hong Kong since June 2010 where he has held senior roles across Finance and Risk technology teams. Lee was responsible for deploying and upgrading the compliance systems that helped HSBC successfully meet its Deferred Prosecution Agreement commitments in Asia Pacific as the Regional Head of Compliance IT, and he then picked up additional responsibility as the Global Head of AML Technology for HSBC Group in January 2018. This role includes overall responsibility for HSBC’s transaction monitoring systems and strategy across the group and has involved a significant amount of engagement with the FCA in the UK and the Skilled Person team assigned to HSBC. 

Anzar Mulyantoro

Bank Mandiri

Head of AML

• 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
• 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

Work experiences: 
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)

• 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”.


Closing remarks

17:30 - 17:35


End of conference

17:35 - 17:36