Risk ASEAN 2020

Jamil Ahmed

Chief Compliance Officer

HSBC Singapore

Jamil Ahmed is the current Chief Compliance Officer at HSBC Singapore. He is a member of various industry taskforces and initiatives across Singapore focusing on anti-money laundering, terrorist financing, sanctions and fraud. Jamil is a Steering Group member of Singapore’s AML/CFT Industry Partnership (ACIP) and other taskforces/working groups established through the Association of Banks in Singapore (ABS) covering various financial crime themes.

Mohammad Azam

Group Chief Risk Officer

SME Bank

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.

Dr. Oriol Caudevilla


Digital Euro Association

Oriol is a Fellow at the Digital Euro Association (D€A) and at the Singapore University of Social Sciences (SUSS), as well as Honorary Fellow at the Asian Institute of International Financial Law -AIIFL- at the University of Hong Kong (HKU). Furthermore, he publishes articles in several media, including China Daily (both the Global and Hong Kong Edition) and Macau Business. He has given talks and seminars on the Chinese Financial System, Central Bank Digital Currencies and the Digital Yuan in several universities in the US, Canada, Mainland China, Hong Kong and Macau, as well as in international conferences, like the recent Israel/UAE Fintech Week, the Future of Fintech Saudi Arabia event and the Greater Bay Area Blockchain Week.

Steven Claxton

Former head of risk − ASEAN

previously SAS

18 years’ of financial institution (banking & insurance) experience accumulated across the ASPAC region (Australia, Singapore, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia, Philippines) both in an ‘in-house’ and consultant (KPMG Advisory) capacity. Qualified actuary (AIAA) (Member of Banking Practice Committee – Actuaries Institute) and B.Sc (Applied & Computational Mathematics).

Primary areas of practice & expertise:

- Credit risk measurement & management: stress testing, AIRB (across sovereign, FI, corporate, and retail), specialised lending, securitisation, economic capital, IFRS 9, scorecarding (application, behavioural & collection) 

- Operational risk measurement & management: data modelling, scenario analysis, 

- Balance sheet/behavioural modelling: deposit attrition modelling & prepayment/pre-settlement modelling 

- Portfolio stress testing & economic capital modelling

- Internal capital/liquidity adequacy assessment process (ICAAP/ILAAP)

An active user of SAS since approximately June 2001 (version 8.2) covering base & macro/IML/ETS/STAT/OR/EM and have applied the product across a variety of applications, to list a few:

-          Fair valuation of exotic derivatives (executive share options (ESO’s))

-          Default & pre-settlement contingency models (IFRS 9)

-          Quantification of economic capital (credit & operational risk)

-          Frequency & severity models for short-tailed insurance products (insurance risk)

Sample clients: Westpac, DBS, Maybank, Kasikorn, Bank Mandiri, PNB, Asian Development Bank (ADB)

Francisco G. Dakila, Jr.

Deputy Governor of the Monetary and Economics Sector

Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas

Dr. Francisco G. Dakila, Jr. is the Deputy Governor of the Monetary and Economics Sector. Prior to this, he was the Assistant Governor of the Monetary Policy Sub-Sector, Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas. He provided highly technical advisory support on matters relating to the formulation, implementation and assessment of policies and programs in his areas of specialization, which include the monetary, external, real, and financial sectors.

Before joining the BSP, he worked at the US Agency for International Development (USAID) and at the Agricultural Credit Policy Council. He also previously taught at the University of the Philippines School of Economics and at the De La Salle University in Manila.

He received his Ph. D. and MA in Economics and B.S. in Economics (magna cum laude) from the University of the Philippines-School of Economics. He is a lifetime member of the Philippine Statistical Association (PSA) and the Philippine Economics Society (PES), wherein he also served as Secretary and Board Member from 2005-2006. He is also a member of the International Input-Output Association (IIOA). He is currently an Associate Editor of the Philippine Review of Economics. He has published papers at the Philippine Review of Economics, Philippine Statistician, Bangko Sentral Review, and BSP Working Paper series, as well as chapters in several publications of the BSP, including Money and Banking in the Philippines: Perspectives from the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas, and Philippine Central Banking: A Strategic Journey to Stability

Rashmi Dubier

Managing Director, APAC Head of AML


Aziz Durrani

Senior Financial Sector Specialist and Lead, Sustainable Finance

The SEACEN Centre

Aziz joined the SEACEN Centre in September 2016 on a sponsored career break from the Bank of England. He is responsible for providing technical assistance, research and delivering training programmes to SEACEN’s 35 member Central Banks, Regulatory Authorities and Associates across Asia, on issues related to Banking Supervision, Risk Management, Climate Risk, Financial Stability and Payment Systems.

Before joining SEACEN, Aziz had spent seven years working as a Senior Technical Specialist at the Bank of England. He was responsible for running the Stress Testing of Wholesale banking book exposures and assessing the adequacy of stress testing frameworks for all the major UK banks, as part of the Bank of England’s Concurrent Stress Testing programme. In addition, Aziz had responsibility for undertaking on-site Asset Quality and Provision Adequacy Reviews at banks across a range of Wholesale asset classes and product types, both in the UK and globally.

Aziz is a graduate in Economics and Philosophy from The University of Nottingham, UK, and studied for an M.Sc. in Computing for Industry at Imperial College London. He began his career at Andersen Business Consulting in London, and later worked at Standard Chartered Bank, covering the Origination, Structuring and Syndication of loans across the UK, Europe, South Asia and Africa. Aziz also worked at Lloyds Banking Group in Leveraged Finance Loan Restructuring and Workouts, and in Liquidity and Funding Risk.

Blake Evans-Pritchard

Bureau Chief, Asia

Asia Risk

Blake Evans-Pritchard is bureau chief, Asia, for Risk.net based in Hong Kong. Before taking on his current role, he spent three years covering regulatory issues across Asia for Risk.net, including implementation of Basel III and other international standards in regional jurisdictions. Previously, he spent five years in Brussels writing about the European Union’s financial services sector and competition policy and a number of years as Africa editor for a news service covering post-conflict restitution around the world.

Dmytro Kolechko

Chief Risk Officer

VP Bank

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).

Ahmad Nazri Ismail

Chief Risk Officer

RHB Islamic Bank

Nor Zihan Binti Ismail

Head of Model Risk Management & Validation


Accomplished team and people manager with more than 15 years of experience and success in quantitative modelling in the financial services industry. Extensive experience in credit risk management, model development, model validation, model governance and Model Risk Management (MRM). Built and validated credit risk IRB models, corporate and commercial credit risk models, consumer Application and Behaviour scorecards and FRS 9 finance models.  Delivered various scoring projects and system implementation under various countries’ regulations. Currently developing Quants and transforming them into data scientists.

Seth S. Kim

CEO & Co-founder


Seth Kim is a Korean-American who immigrated to the United States at a young age. He has been educated and awarded degrees from the University of Illinois, Trinity International University, and Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary. Seth is a speaker, leadership educator, skills trainer, life coach, and spiritual mentor. With extensive speaking engagements around the world, Seth has worked with different organizations in various nations to train and equip people to live life with purpose and hope. Seth and his family moved out to Hong Kong in 2015 and he co-founded Globalplex (www.globalplex.org) to effectively equip people to excel in life and expand their influence. Seth is passionate about developing people and seeing their lives transformed so that they can then, transform the world.

Siva R Krishnan

Deputy CEO & Chief Risk Officer


Steven Low Weng Haw

Chief Risk Officer

Prince Bank

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.

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.

Sam Mukhopadhyay

Director of Risk and Finance, APAC

Wolters Kluwer

Sam Mukhopadhyay is the Director, Risk and Finance, Asia Pacific at Wolter Kluwer Financial Services, responsible for an integrated set of solutions in Finance, Risk and Regulatory Compliance. In this role, he owns the Wolters Kluwer’s value proposition, advising customers and partners on both compliance imperatives and performance improvement. Prior to joining Wolters Kluwer, Sam was the Risk & Compliance Solutions Executive for IBM in Asia Pacific. Over the years, he has worked with financial institutions of diverse business, size and sophistication.

Sam interacts with a wide range of market participants as a thought leader and has addressed and moderated panel discussions at banking and finance forums including IDC Financial Services Congress, FST Media Risk Roundtables, Asia Financial Compliance Summit, and the likewise.

Sam holds a Bachelor of Technology (Hons) in Electrical Engineering from IIT Kharagpur, and an MBA from IIM Bangalore.

Andrew Ng

Group Executive, Managing Director and Head of Treasury and Markets


Mr Andrew Ng is Group Executive of DBS & Head of Treasury and Markets. He joined DBS in 2000 and was named Managing Director and Regional Head of Trading in 2005.

Since 2006, Andrew has been instrumental in leading DBS Treasury and Market’s expansion in the region. In addition, he helped build a pan-Asia trading platform on different asset classes and established a region-wide local currencies derivative capability for the bank. He has also expanded DBS’ capabilities in generic and exotic derivatives.

Andrew has worked in the treasury business for over 32 years. Prior to joining DBS, he was Executive Director at Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce from 1995 to 1999. In that role, he set up CIBC’s trading platform and derivative capabilities on Asian currencies. Between 1986 and 1995, Andrew was Head of North Asia Trading and Treasurer of Chase Manhattan Bank in Taipei.


Dimitrios Papanastasiou

Head of Risk and Finance Solutions

Moody’s Analytics

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.

Frankie Phua

Managing Director, Head of Group Risk Management


Frankie Phua is the Managing Director and Head of Group Risk Management at UOB. In this role, he oversees all risk management matters for UOB Group including credit risk, market risk, balance sheet risk, operational risk, fraud, product control and model validation.

Prior to joining UOB Risk Management, Frankie spent more than 10 years as a corporate and investment banker at international banks.

Over the past 19 years in his career with UOB, Frankie has developed expertise in areas such as credit risk modelling, counterparty credit risk, economic capital, stress testing, credit portfolio optimization and country risk management. From 2004 to 2006, he was the Basel II Project Coordinator for UOB, where he led the Group’s Basel II Internal Rating-Based implementation and obtaining approval from the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) to adopt the Internal Rating-Based Approach (IRBA) for credit risk with effect from 1 Jan 2008.

Frankie, a seasoned credit risk practitioner, is an active contributor to the risk management community. Currently he is Chairman and a Director of the Board of the Singapore Chapter of the Risk Management Association ("RMA"), an organization associated with RMA USA. He is currently appointed by Risk Management Institute (“RMI”), National University of Singapore ("NUS") as a lecturer for the Specialist Diploma course in Credit Risk Management – Corporate Banking. He is also regularly engaged by NUS RMI to teach customized risk management courses specially tailored to clients' needs.

Frankie is a frequent speaker and shares his perspectives and experiences at various international risk management conferences such as those organized by RiskMinds – the world's largest risk management conference, the International Swaps and Derivatives Association, the International Association of Credit Portfolio Managers (IACPM) and NUS RMI. Regionally, Frankie has also conducted credit risk training for banks in Cambodia, China, Hong Kong, Laos, Myanmar, Taiwan and Vietnam.

Frankie was conferred the IBF Fellow Award in Risk Management. The "IBF Fellow" is an industry veteran recognized for mastery and leadership in his profession, and commitment to industry development.

Amédée Prouvost

Former Chief Operational Risk Officer

The World Bank

Amédée Prouvost was the Chief Operational Risk Officer of the World Bank where he led the institution’s risk governance and non-financial risk practice, including operational risk management, business continuity and crisis management, enterprise risk management and corporate insurance. He also served as the Secretary of the Operational Risk, Enterprise Risk, and Financial Risk Committees.

During the last 18 months of his 37-year career with the World Bank Group (WBG), he was deeply involved in shaping the institution’s emergency response to the COVID crisis and then designing its future “hybrid work model” with a view towards improving risk awareness, achieving better risk-informed decision-making, and leading to greater resilience at the individual, functional, and institutional levels.

In earlier stages of his career, Mr. Prouvost held positions across the WBG’s finance and risk functions, including CFO of MIGA (political risk insurance), Manager for Development Finance, and Financial Representative in Europe. He also served in a variety of roles in the treasury function and as Senior Adviser to three WBG CFOs. He began his professional career at Banque Paribas (now BNP Paribas) and served as a Reserve Officer with the French Navy.

Mr. Prouvost recently joined Chapelle (Risk Management Advisory, Training, Insights) as Senior Advisor. He looks forward to addressing the ERM/ORM needs of IFIs/MDBs and UN agencies globally and working with clients in the Americas.

He also serves as faculty member with the DCRO Risk Governance Institute, as President of the Board of Alliance Française of Washington DC (voted “Best Arts & Culture Non-Profit” in DC in both 2019 and 2020), as a member of the Mid-Atlantic Regional Board of UNICEF USA, and as a member of the Academic Advisory Board of the Global Business School Network.

Mr. Prouvost holds an MBA (with distinction) from the Wharton School, a Master’s degree in economics and statistics from ENSAE Paris (one of the French “grandes écoles”), and a Master of Advanced Studies in economics and finance from Paris Dauphine-PSL University.

Ahmad Shukri Bin Abd Rahman

Chief Risk Officer


  • Graduate in Bachelor In Business Administration (Finance) from Texas A&M University at Commerce and Master (Executive) In Islamic Banking & Finance from Asia E University.
  • 26 years experience in Banking out of which 17 years in local and Foreign Islamic Banks.
  • He is one of the pioneer member in setting up  the Alrajhi Bank Malaysia in 2006 , before joining OCBC Bank in 2008 to be part of the team in setting up it’s Islamic subsidiary OCBC Al-Amin Bank Berhad .
  • His last position with OCBC Al-Amin Bank was as Head of Risk Management prior to Joining Bank Rakyat as the Chief Risk Officer in August 2016
Luiza Karolina Rosinska

Head of Risk Policy and Credit Risk Intelligence


Luiza holds a role at TMB-Thanachart Bank as Head of Risk Policy and Credit Risk Intelligence. She leads teams focused on risk data, IFRS9 ECL models, stress testing, recovery planning and portfolio measurement. Luiza has extensive experience working in credit risk management area, ensuring healthy and well provisioned portfolios and currently helping to navigate through COVID crisis. Prior to moving to Thailand, Luiza held various roles at ING Bank in the Netherlands, both in Risk and Finance domains. She also worked for BNP Paribas and Rabobank. She holds a Master degree in Finance and Banking from Warsaw School of Economics.

Ruchi Sangal

Head of Stress Testing & Risk Appetite

Standard Chartered Bank

18+ years of experience operating at the intersection of Risk, Investment Banking and Stress Testing within globally recognized Banks and Insurance houses in India and Singapore; established as a subject expert for IFRS9, speaking at industry events and demonstrating advanced knowledge of Wholesale, SME and Retail credit risks.

Nags Sankaranarayanan

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.

Hardik Shah

ESG Practice Lead


Mr. Shah leads the ESG practice at GMO and is responsible for building GMO’s ESG capability across investment product areas and asset classes. He was a member of the CFA Institute’s inaugural global ESG working group (FY20) which aimed to develop an industry standard for the classification and disclosure of ESG investment products and has subsequently been selected as a member of its ESG verification subcommittee (FY21).

Prior to joining GMO in 2017, he led a global team of analysts focused on ESG ratings and thematic research at Sustainalytics. Previously, he was an ESG Ratings associate at MSCI and, as a senior climate change consultant with Ernst & Young, has helped register a wide variety of projects with the UNFCCC under the Clean Development Mechanism defined in the Kyoto Protocol.

During 2015 and 2016, Mr. Shah was voted #1 “research firm analyst who understands the challenges & opportunities facing companies” in the global Independent Research in Responsible Investment (IRRI) Survey. He earned his Bachelor of Engineering in Electronics from University of Mumbai and holds a post-graduate diploma in management - e business (finance) from We School, Mumbai. Mr. Shah holds the Fundamentals of Sustainability Accounting (FSA) credential issued by SASB, Sustainability and Climate Risk (SCR) credential by GARP, and the CFA charter.

Manish Singhai

Chief Investment Officer

Tokio Marine Asset Management

Manish Singhai is the Chief Investment Officer at Tokio Marine Asset Management International Pte. Ltd. Manish joined the investment industry in 1993 and has held leadership roles at AllianceBernstein, Aviva Investors and Lazard AM since 2003. Over the years, Manish has been a regular speaker and panelist on ESG issues at various global and regional and global investment industry forums. He was also a key member of the Equity Advisory Group under the International Institute of Finance, Washington, leading their task force to China, India, Malaysia and Indonesia. He was also a member of the Fourth OECD Roundtable on Corporate Governance. Manish holds a B Tech from Indian Institute of Technology Delhi, an MBA Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Calcutta, and is a CFA charterholder.

Harry Stahl

Director, Business and Solutions Strategy, Capital Markets Solutions


Harry is responsible for RegTech for the FIS Capital Markets business, and solutions strategy focused on our sell-side businesses. Harry synthesizes understanding of industry and clients with technology expertise to strengthen FIS Capital Markets position as a leading RegTech provider to the industry, and to shape solutions that provide maximum impact to our customers’ businesses. Harry joined FIS with the acquisition of SunGard in 2015. He has over twenty years of experience in both sell-side and buy-side businesses, leading application development and solution delivery teams, as well as in consulting and strategy roles. Harry has an MBA from Columbia University Graduate School of Business and an AB from Harvard College. He is based in New York City.

Ma. Victoria A. Tan

Group Head, Enterprise Risk Management and Sustainability Unit

Ayala Corporation

Ma. Victoria A. Tan, mostly known as “Vickie” by her peers, heads the Enterprise Risk Management and Sustainability Unit of Ayala Corporation, one of the largest and time-honoured conglomerates in the Philippines with leadership status in various industries.

Vickie implements group-wide policies and programs that are designed to increase the awareness on and strengthen the commitment to risk management and sustainability.  She leads the integration of the two fields in Ayala while also handling the group insurance optimization program. Moreover, she has set milestones for conducting the annual Ayala Integrated Summit and driving the Integrated Reporting efforts across the business units.

Vickie is a multi-awarded leader on both the fields of Risk Management and Sustainability and, most notably, she has been named in 2019 as one of Eco-Business’ A-List of most influential corporate sustainability leaders in the Asia Pacific, as well as one of Asia’s Top Sustainability Superwomen by CSR Works. In 2018, she received the Asia Pacific’s Risk Manager and Risk Management Team of the year by the Strategic Risk. Her pioneering efforts also helped the Ayala Group to be recognized as the Top CSR Advocates in Asia by ACES Awards, and as Asia Pacific’s Best Enterprise Risk Programme, both in 2017.

A woman who is always on-the-go at work, Vickie ensures that she finds time to hone her love for cooking and vegetable and herbs gardening.

Ts. Tan Zhon Teck

Vice President, Cyber Risk

AmBank Group

Ts. Tan Zhon Teck is a CISM, CRISC, CDPSE, CCSE, CCNP, CCSA, CCSE and CCNA certified professional, and holds Premier Certification on Cybersecurity Managing Risk in the Information Age from Harvard University and Master of Business Administration from Arcadia University. He is part of Returning Expert Program (REP) from Talent Corp who was working in Singapore for nearly a decade and entitled for Professional Technologists ("Ts.") in Cyber Security from MBOT. He is currently working as Vice President, Security Operations and Cyber Offense (‘Red Team’) at AmBank Group, managing Cyber Risk and Red Team work-streams

Michel Feijen

Managing Director, South East Asia & Hong Kong


Michel has been living and working in Asia in multiple countries for more than 25 years, and has held multiple senior technology roles with a focus on South East Asia and China. Currently Michel leads MetricStream (a global leader in GRC and Integrated Risk Management solutions) for South East Asia and Hong Kong.

Prior to MetricStream, Michel held senior roles at DXC Technology, HP, Accenture and Siemens, focusing on digital transformation for large ASEAN clients in various industry sectors to unlock new business value through digital initiatives using cloud, analytics, security, devsecops and many other technologies.

Michel holds a Master Degree in Electrical Engineering from the Technical University Eindhoven in the Netherlands.

Jens Toepfer

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.

Yves Tomballe

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.

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.

Pujo Ari Wibowo

Head of Operations Transformation

PT Bank ANZ Indonesia

Pujo Ari Wibowo has more than 20 years’ experience in Banking Operation area of Retails, and Institutions. As PT Bank ANZ Indonesia’s Head of Operations Transformation, he manages some of Bank’s change initiatives related with continuous process improvement and customer’s experiences thru digitalization, automation, and simplification.

Gemini Yang

Partner, Risk Consulting

KPMG Advisory (HK) Limited

Gemini is a Partner in Financial Risk Management team of KPMG Hong Kong. She has 15 years of experience at quantitative analysis and modelling development. She is specialized in financial risk management, focusing on the New Basel Accord implementation and compliance, such as Internal Capital Adequacy Assessment Process (ICAAP), Assets and Liability Management (ALM), G-SIFIs, Stress Testing, Risk Management and Measurement, Capital Management, etc. She possesses master skills of statistical and modelling software: SAS, Matlab, Mathematica, etc. and has profound knowledge of business and related IT systems in banking industry. Gemini holds a Bachelor degree of Mathematics and Applied Mathematics.

She has managed several engagements regarding Risk Management, Capital Management, and Internal Capital Adequacy and Assessment Process (ICAAP, including Economic Capital model) for both large global banks (APAC regional team) and large HK local banks. Services provided include Risk Appetite, Risk Governance and Strategy, Risk Assessment, Stress Testing, Capital Planning, Capital Allocation, Internal Capital Target Setting, Assets and Liabilities Management, etc. Recently, Gemini has been assisting several Hong Kong banks on compliance and implementation of their HKMA SPM CR-G-13, Banking (Exposure Limits) Rules (BELR), Initial Margin, FRTB, LIBOR transition, ESG/ Climate Risk Management/ Climate Risk Stress Testing.

Jakub Zalio

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.

Chu Hong Minh

Head of Risk Controlling


Mr Chu Hong Minh is currently head of risk controlling of VPBank, the biggest commercial bank in Vietnam, his duties mainly includes credit scoring and risks analytics. He has strong experience in both of telecom and financial industry, with 7 years working in mobile communication industry and 10 years in banking with focus on digital banking and risk management. He has a strong background in information technology and telecommunications ( Master degree in University of Plymouth, UK) and Economics management ( Master degree in Universite libre de Bruxelles, Belgium). His current interest is deploying alternative data into credit scoring.

James Clarke

Director, Risk & Finance Advisory, Asia Pacific


James leads the SAS Risk & Finance Advisory team for Asia Pacific. He has over 25 years’ experience delivering risk technology solutions in global Financial Services organisations.
James trained as a technologist with Price Waterhouse. He then spent 15 years in Investment Banking developing derivatives pricing models, risk systems and trading systems at Goldman Sachs, Merrill Lynch and Credit Suisse in London, New York and Tokyo. He has also led a number of Risk & Finance transformation programs including Basel 2 IRB, Net Revenue Reporting and Operational Risk.
Since 2006, James has been based in Melbourne, Australia where he consulted in Financial Services Risk Technology for PwC. James was the Head of Risk Technology at ANZ Bank before joining SAS in 2010.