Speaker for Conference

Speaker for Conference

Dr Alan Bollard

Executive Director


Dr Alan Bollard is the Executive Director of the APEC Secretariat based in Singapore, the body that promotes trade, investment and sustainable economic growth in the Asia-Pacific. Dr Bollard advances APEC's agenda by executing APEC's work programmes as mandated by Leaders and Ministers. Prior to joining APEC, Dr Bollard was the Governor of the Reserve Bank of New Zealand from 2002 to 2012. In that position, he was responsible for monetary policy and bank regulations, helping steer New Zealand through the global financial crisis.

Tigor M. Siahaan

President Director


Indonesian citizen, 45 years old. Appointed as President Director of CIMB Niaga at the AGMS on 10 April 2015 and effective on 1 June 2015.

Prior to joining CIMB Niaga, he spent 20 years in Citi, starting as a Management Associate in 1995. His last position was the Chief Country Officer for Citi Indonesia, a role he assumed from 2011. He was the first Indonesian to be appointed to the post. Previously, he held several key positions in Citi Indonesia, including Country Head for Institutional Clients Group, Head of Corporate and Investment Banking, and Country Risk Manager. In addition, he had also served as Vice President in Institutional Remedial Management Group in Citi Head Office in New York from 2000 to 2003.

He graduated from the University of Virginia, Charlottesville, United States, with a double major in Finance and Accounting. He is also an alumnus of the IMD BPSE program (Breakthrough Program for Senior Executives) in Lausanne, Switzerland.

He was awarded as ASEAN Rising Star from the US - ASEAN Business Council in 2010 and Asian Promising Young Banker from The Asian Banker in 2011.

Other than his professional career, he concurrently holds several positions such as a Supervisory Board Member of ASPI (Association of Payment Systems of Indonesia) from 2013, Member of the Board of Trustees of JIS (Jakarta International School) from 2014, National Board Member of PJI (Prestasi Junior Indonesia) from 2013, Mentor in Endeavor Indonesia from 2012, Member of YPO (Young Presidents Organization) Indonesia from 2008, and Chairman - Indonesia Malaysia Bilateral Committee in Indonesian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (KADIN) for 2016-2020.

Rionald Silaban

Assistant of Minister for Macro Economy and International Finance


In 2004 - 2006, Mr. Silaban served as Senior Advisor to the Executive Director, Southeast Asia Group of the World Bank Group.
Since June 2008 until late October 2014, He also served at the Board of INDOSAT tbk, a publicly Indonesian listed telecommunication company.
From 2012 - October 2014, he served as Senior Advisor to the Minister of Finance of Indonesia and was appointed as Chief Information Officer and Chief Transformation Officer of Ministry of Finance of Indonesia. Prior to that, he held other senior positions in the Ministry of Finance: Director of Center for Policy Analysis and Harmonization; Director of Fiscal Risk Management; Division Head in Secretariat General; Division Head for Financial Service of the Legal Bureau; Deputy Director for Privatization Directorate General State Owned Enterprise; Head of Section of the Legal Bureau; and Head of Secretariat for Privatization Committee.
From 2015 - November 2016, he served as Executive Director at the Board of the World Bank Group, and represented the Constituency of Brunei Darussalam, Fiji, Indonesia, Lao PDR, Malaysia, Myanmar, Nepal, Singapore, Thailand, Tonga and Vietnam. 
Commencing on December 16, 2016, he serves as the Assistant of Minister for Macroeconomic and International Financial of Ministry of Finance.

Nicholas J. Mant

Principal Credit Risk Officer


Nicholas is an emerging market credit risk professional with substantial experience in cross-border lending, portfolio management and debt restructurings in the both private and public sector. He currently serves as head of the credit and investment risk unit at the new Beijing-based Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB), which he joined from the London-based European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD). Alongside his official duties, Nicholas is a frequent commentator on managing the risks associated with The Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), as well as country risk more generally. Nicholas has previously held risk roles at UBS Investment Bank in London/Sydney and ANZ Bank in Melbourne. He is an alumnus of the University of Melbourne, Beijing University's Guanghua School of Management and Harvard Business School (HBS), where he has completed executive education. Nicholas is a CFA® charterholder.

Salman Ashraf

Head of Treasury & Global Markets Division


Salman is a seasoned Treasury & Investment Banking professional with over 24 years of experience in the Middle East, Far East and Europe. he currently serves as the head of Treasury & Global Markets at Bank Islam Brunei Darussalam. He has been working with high profile global Institutions such as Deutsche Bank (as Global Head of Islamic Distribution), HSBC Amanah (Global Head Treasury Sales), Standard Chartered Bank and ABC. He has also served as the Treasurer for Dubai Islamic Bank.
Salman has worked with Sharia Scholars world wide to design and implement Islamic Hedging Solutions, Structured Products and yield optimizers (funded/unfunded). He is a frequent speaker and a subject matter expert on Islamic Treasury. Salman is a holder of CFA Designation and has an MBA and PGD Qualification.

Pratan Atchawaran

Head of Investment Management and Money Market


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.

Aziz Durrani

Senior Financial Sector Specialist, Financial Stability and Supervision and Payment & Settlement Systems


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.


Dr Donald Hanna

Chief Economist


Erik Ibron

Senior Director, Solutions Specialist


Erik Ibron heads the Solutions Specialist team from Moody's Analytics in South East Asia. This team provides expertise to financial institutions on the software solutions from Moody's Analytics in order to help them meet their business and regulatory needs around data management, credit risk, balance-sheet management, reporting and stress testing. Erik joined Moody's Analytics via Fermat in France in 2005 before relocating in 2007 in Singapore to support the business development of the integrated risk & finance suite in the Asia Pacific region. Prior to Moody's, Erik worked as a product manager for data management solutions in the media industry and as a project manager for military aircrafts software. Erik is French and holds a Master of Science degree in Paris from a French engineering school.

Nizam Idris

anaging Director, Head of Fixed Income and Currency Strategy


Nizam joined Macquarie as the FX and Rates Strategist in August 2011 after spending 6 years at UBS AG as the EM FI/FX Strategist. Prior to UBS, Nizam was an economist at IDEAglobal Research for 11 years, where he last held the post of Co-Head of Asia ex-Japan research. Nizam is a founding member of the Board of Directors at Macquarie Futures (Singapore) Pte Ltd. He also currently sits on the Advisory Board of the Singapore Government Parliamentary Committees for Finance and Trade & Industry, a board member at Singapore's Ministry of Education Private Education Appeals Board and an Adviser to the Singapore Business Federation.

Khoo Guan Seng

Former Head of ERM/GRC

Alberta Investment Management Corporation (AIMCo)

Guan Seng has over 28 years' of experience in the design and implementation of enterprise wide investment and risk management models, systems and processes. He gained deep practical insights from a career spanning across financial institutions in the US, Canada, UK and Singapore, including the Man Group where he was the Principal Scientist, designing and running an algorithmic hedge fund, at American Bourses Corporation which provided robo-based analytical solutions and financial info-utilities to traders and investors in the US and N Asia, at ATOS Origin, RHB Capital, Singapore Exchange, Standard Chartered Bank, Temasek Holdings, Alberta Investment Management Corporation and CAI, the global airport investment arm of Changi Airport Group (CAG). Guan Seng holds a PhD in Computational Physics (Material Science) from the National University of Singapore, with post-doc R&D in AI-based data mining and applications in Japan and America. Prior to joining the private sector in 2000, Guan Seng held academic positions with the Nanyang Technological University (NTU) where he co-developed the first post-graduate financial engineering programme (MSc Financial Engineering) in collaboration with Pittsburgh's Carnegie Mellon University and co-founded NTU's Centre for Financial Engineering while also teaching risk management for the NTU MBA programme. He speaks regularly at international conferences and has published articles relating to AI, enterprise risk management, pension and sovereign investing. He will also be speaking on "Data Analytics in Pension Fund and Institutional Investing" at the 7th World Pensions and Investment Forum in Paris, 22-23 March 2018.

Agung Ananda Krishna

Chief Dealer Treasury


Agung Ananda Krishna, currently serves as Chief Dealer Treasury on the Indonesia Eximbank. Agung has 13 years of banking and financial experience with most of his experience related to Treasury, Asset and Liabilities Management, investment and credit. He held a master degree from School of Business Management- ITB and bachelor degree from Padjadjaran University.

Edward McKeon

Associate Director, Credit Analytics APAC


Edward McKeon, Associate Director, Credit Analytics APAC, S&P Global Market Intelligence
Ed is an Associate Director in the Global Risk Services 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 Credit Analytics 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.


Dr Adrian Panggabean

Chief Economist, Treasury and Capital Market


Dr. Adrian Panggabean, Chief Economist - Treasury and Capital Market 
PT. Bank CIMB Niaga Tbk

Dr Adrian Panggabean is the Chief Economist of PT Bank CIMB Niaga since October 2016. He began his career as lecturer at the Faculty of Economics University of Indonesia, then as professional economists at Nomura (Singapore), the Asian Development Bank (Philippines), and economic adviser in the Prime Minister's Office of Brunei Darussalam. Upon his return to Indonesia, Dr Panggabean pursued a career in the fund management industry and became CEO in several investment firms. He holds a Bachelor degree in Economics from the University of Indonesia and Master of Social Science and Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) from the University of Birmingham, England, UK.

Do Ngoc Quynh

Senior Executive President, Head of Treasury

Bank for Investment and Development of Vietnam

Mr. Quynh began his banking career in 1997 with BIDV in the ECA Financing Dept. He's responsible for negotiating with foreign banks to raise capital from international market to finance for Vietnamese importers importing capital goods from German, France, Japan, Korea...

He moved to the Treasury Dept of the bank in the year of 2000 to work in FX and MM desk. He was promoted to be the head of the Currency Trading Department from 2002 covering FX, MM, Derivatives, Commodities and Fixed income trading activities of the bank. Under his leadership, BIDV's treasury has been recognized as one of the most active, professional and profitable team in the market with various international awards including:

  • The best FX service provider in Vietnam in 2006, 2007, 2008 ( Asiamoney Magazine);
  • The best bond issuance in Vietnam in 2006 ( FinanceAsia Magazine)

Currently, he's Executive Vice President, Head of Treasury.

Mr. Quynh has been working actively in building the Vietnam Bond Market Association (VBMA). He was Vice Chairman and Chairman of Vietnam Bond Market Forum from 2006 - 2009 and was officially voted to be General Secretary of VBMA in the first general assembly establishing VBMA in August 2009. VBMA has more than 60 members including 30 biggest domestic financial institutions and 25 foreign financial institutions operating in Vietnam.  

Ezra Nazula Ridha

CIO Fixed Income


Ezra Nazula has more than 17 years of experience in the financial industry. Ezra started his career as a Fund Accountant at Chase Global Funds in Boston and moved back to Indonesia in 2000, where he joined Panin Securities and HSBC Indonesia before joined MAMI for the first time in January 2003. In 2007, Ezra left MAMI with last position as a Senior Portfolio Manager, and joined AIA Financial Indonesia as Head of Investment Division. Having more than four years at AIA Financial Indonesia, he joined MAMI on November 2011. 
His expertise in managing of fixed income portfolio has been recognized by the industry. Ezra is responsible for the management of the fixed income portfolios in Indonesia, Thailand and Vietnam. For the period 2012-2016, Ezra was awarded the "Most Astute Investor in Asian G3 Bonds" from The Asset, a leading regional financial publication based in Hong Kong. He was also awarded the "Most Astute Investor in Asian Local Currency Bonds" from the Asset for the period 2012-2017. In 2017, Ezra was awarded the Stars of Excellence by Manulife Global.

Narayanan Somasundaram

Hong Kong Bureau Chief


Narayanan Somasundaram is the Hong Kong Bureau Chief for Risk.net. He has been a journalist for more than 15 years, with his career spanning news and features for two of the world's largest news organisations - Thomson Reuters and Bloomberg.

Narayanan led coverage of Australian financial services, regulation and the frothy real estate market with a series of features that underscored the build-up of risk in the nation's property market. He has also had stints as a mergers and acquisitions reporter both in Mumbai and Sydney and as a foreign exchange and bonds reporter in Sydney, where he kicked off coverage of global markets amid Brexit and the shock US election win for Donald Trump.

Pardha Viswanadha

Product manager, Regulatory Capital Solution


Pardha Viswanadha is the Product Manager responsible for delivering the Regulatory Capital solution within Calypso. Prior to this role, Pardha has worked in the banking industry for over 20 years in a variety of roles across various jurisdictions, including Chicago, Delhi and Singapore. He has worked with top tier banks like Deutsche Bank, BNP Paribas, Bank of America and DBS bank, where he has built considerable experience in the areas of Counterparty Credit Risk (with BoA), Structured Credit (BNP and DBS) and Project Finance (Deutsche and SBI). Pardha has a Masters in Computational Finance degree from Carnegie Mellon besides a MBA (IIM) and B.Tech (IIT) from India's premier institutes.

Douglas Bongartz-Renaud

Former Global Head of Currency Derivatives and Global Head of Rate Derivatives and Structured Product


Douglas has forty years’ banking practitioner, training and consultancy experience in the areas of ALM, treasury, financial markets, and risk management, training and consulting for banks in Asia and the EMEA regions. He completed a long career at ABN AMRO Bank in 2011 and moved from Amsterdam to Southeast Asia. He has worked on bank treasury, Basel framework implementation and ALM projects both independently and as a consultant for the IFC (member of the World Bank Group) in Asia and as a subject matter expert for two of the “Big Four” advisory firms. He does consulting and training work for a number of banks on an ongoing basis in the MENA region and in Southeast Asia (including Vietnam). Bank trading book and financial products, liquidity risk, balance sheet, capital management, performance optimisation and funds transfer pricing (‘FTP’) are areas in which he has specific expertise. He also has an extensive background in derivatives and financial products and has does work in the areas of product structuring and valuations, and trading book market risk and counterparty credit risk measurement and management, including xVA assignments.

Nicholas Wood

Financial Sector Consultant


Mr Wood is currently the Financial Sector Consultant for the IMF, analysing changes in the provision of financial services in Asia and Emerging Markets and how these are impacting financial stability, smooth functioning of markets and access to bank credit. Mr Wood has special insights into how global banks are adjusting to regulatory reforms and consequences for global financial system.

Previously, Mr Wood was a Bank Treasury specialist for 38 years, of which 27 were spent in Asia, building highly profitable trading rooms, drafting in-depth country branch and subsidiary balance sheet reviews and shaping global Retail and Wholesale business responses to capital and liquidity regulations post GFC. Mr Wood has firsthand experience of managing idiosyncratic and market wide stress across a 60 country banking franchise. He also has in depth knowledge of how regulation affects banks on both a single legal entity and group consolidated basis. 

Rahul Kale

Executive Director, Liquidity Risk Stress Testing


Mr Kale is currently the Senior Manager, Liquidity Stress Testing, in Standard Chartered Bank’s Treasury-Liquidity team. Mr Kale has over 15 years of Risk and Balance sheet management experience including Capita and RWA optimisation, Regulatory management and Treasury & Liquidity management. Mr. Kale comes from a consulting background and has held senior positions in Asia Pacific before joining Standard Chartered Bank, Singapore in 2010.




Nabil N Rahman

Director, Liquidity Management, East Asset and Liability Management

Standard Chartered Bank Singapore

Nabil N Rahman is an ALM professional with over 14 years of experience in different ALM functions.

In his current role, Nabil is working in the Global ALM Liquidity Management Team of Standard Chartered Bank based in Singapore and is responsible for overseeing liquidity management for all East centers of the Bank. He is primarily responsible for facilitating balance sheet liquidity at all times across the centers, optimizing intragroup liquidity flows between branches and subsidiaries, managing cross border liquidity, optimizing assets through choosing the right locations, overseeing adherence to and implementation of local and group regulatory guidelines including Basel 3, and working closely with liquidity managers of the centers. He is also responsible for overseeing adherence to and implementation of internal policies, and engaging with stakeholders in other businesses, Market Risk and Group Treasury to agree on the best approaches towards liquidity risk management.

In his 3 years with Standard Chartered Bank in Singapore, he has also worked as Director, Liquidity Framework in the Global ALM Liquidity Management. The role required him to oversee all liquidity risk policies and practices of the bank, and work with Market Risk, Group Treasury and ALM Desks globally, to ensure they are regulatory compliant, adheres to risk appetite of the bank and is as business facilitating as possible.

In 2014, he was also deputed for a year to work for the largest project for the bank as an ALM Subject Matter Expert. The project is revolutionizing ALM's infrastructure globally and was helped by his vast experience and knowledge on ALM in ensuring the set up is as per business requirements.

Prior to working for Standard Chartered Bank in Singapore, Nabil was the Head of ALM for Standard Chartered Bank Bangladesh.

Nabil is married with two children. He likes driving, travelling and listening to music.

Mike Duncan

Industry Expert

(Former Director, Markets, RBS Capital Resolution)

Mike has over 17 years' experience in financial markets, covering areas such as structuring, trading, portfolio management and risk management across Asia Pacific and Europe.
His most recent role was as a Director of Markets for The Royal Bank of Scotland RBS Capital Resolution team, managing the close-out and wind-down of RBS' non-core OTC derivative portfolios in Asia Pacific.
Previously, Mike had senior roles 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. He is also a Member of the Singapore Institute of Directors.