Speakers

Risk ASEAN 2020

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.

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Paul Bishop

Director, Credit Risk Solutions

S&P GLOBAL MARKET INTELLIGENCE

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.

Karin Boonlertvanich

First Senior Vice President

Kasikornbank

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.

Benjamin E. Diokno, Ph.D.

Governor

Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas

Dr. Diokno is the current Governor of the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP). Prior to his appointment, he served as Budget Secretary from 2016 to 2019. On his third tour of duty at the Department of Budget and Management (DBM), he pursued an expansionary fiscal policy to finance investments in human capital development and public infrastructure. As Governor, he is not only pursuing the BSP mandates of price stability, financial stability, and an efficient payments and settlements system; but also endeavors to bring central banking closer to the people.

His policy expertise and research contribution extend to various areas of public economics, such as the structure and scope of government, tax policies and reforms, public expenditure management analysis, fiscal decentralization, national budget and public debt among other topics. He has extensive experience in implementing reforms at the public sector, having also served as Budget Undersecretary from 1986 to 1991 and Budget Secretary from 1998 to 2001.

He is Professor Emeritus of the University of the Philippines-Diliman. Over more than 40 years, he taught the following courses: Public Sector Economics, Microeconomics, Macroeconomics, Development Economics and Special Topics (e.g., Public Enterprises Investment and Pricing Policies; Public Sector Reforms; Local Government Finance, etc.). He was also Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Maynila (City University of Manila).

He served as Fiscal Adviser to the Philippine Senate.  He also served as Chairman and CEO of the Philippine National Oil Company (PNOC) and Chairman of the Local Water Utilities Administration.

Some of the major policy reform contributions of Dr. Diokno include: providing technical assistance to the 1986 Tax Reform Program to simplify the income tax system and introduce the value-added tax, helping design the 1991 Local Government Code of the Philippines, initiating a What-You-See-Is-What-You-Get policy to streamline the release of funds, sponsoring the internationally-lauded Government Procurement Reform Act to modernize, regulate, and standardize government procurement activities in the Philippines.

He served as an adviser and consultant to various multilateral agencies like the World Bank, Asian Development Bank, European Commission, and USAID for work in the Philippines, China and transitioning economies like Vietnam, Cambodia, and Mongolia.

 He has also participated in numerous international conferences hosted by the IMF, ADB, World Bank, APEC, UN among other international organizations. Beyond this, he has authored numerous publications and discussion papers regarding his research interests that have been published in academic journals and policy reports.

He finished his Bachelor’s Degree in Public Administration from the University of the Philippines (1968), and earned his Master’s Degree in Public Administration (1970) and Economics (1974) from the same university. He also holds a Master of Arts in Political Economy (1976) from the Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland, USA and a Ph.D. in Economics (1981) from the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs, Syracuse University in Syracuse, New York, USA.

Suiunbek Ibraev

Head of Analytics and Market Price Control, Market Risk Management

OCBC BANK

Dr Ibraev is in charge of analytics and market price control in the market risk management department of OCBC Bank. His responsibilities include validation of derivative valuation models, asset and liabilities management methodologies, oversight of the market data.

Dr Ibraev has 19 years of banking experience. Prior to joining OCBC Bank he worked in Frankfurt, London and Singapore as a front office quant in Dresdner Kleinwort, Commerzbank, VTB Capital, ANZ specialising in interest rate and foreign exchange derivatives. Models developed by Dr Ibraev had been deployed into the production systems, and been used for pricing, hedging and risk management.

He holds PhD in mathematics, global optimisation, from University of Wuppertal, Germany. Dr Ibraev's interests include parallel computing, cryptography, distributed ledger technology, FGPA accelerators, and machine learning.

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.

Michael Lor

Former CEO

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

Datuk Michael has built a distinguish track-record of over 32 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; where he led the development of the Strategic Frameworks for the SME Bank of Cambodia, the SME Sector Rejuvenation Initiative, and the Credit Guarantee Corporation of Cambodia, respectively.

Amongst his prior 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 re-energized 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.

He had also been the Worldwide Director for Banking Solutions with Hewlett Packard Worldwide; and prior to that, the Group Head of Consumer Banking for RHB Bank, Malaysia. Before he returned to Malaysia in 2004, he was a Managing Director with DBS Bank, Singapore for 17 years, serving in various senior management roles in both their Singapore and Thailand banking operations.

During his professional career, Datuk Michael had 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.

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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.

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Anita Menon

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. 

Jonathan Morgan

Founder

Kobe International Blockchain Research Centre

Experienced risk specialist and a lead researcher in AI, Machine Learning & Blockchain, with a passion to be the bridge between traditional banking and digital transformation. 16+ years track record of transforming business operations, enhancing processes via technologies, re-defining policies and frameworks in the risk & compliance environment and launching new ventures partnering with solution providers. 

Anzar Mulyantoro

Bank Mandiri

Head of AML Advisory Department

Educations: 
• 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
ADDITIONAL EDUCATIONS/CERTIFICATIONS :
• 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)

B. PUBLIC SPEAKER / TRAINER / LECTURER :
• 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”.

Arup Raha

Head of ASEAN Economics, Global Markets Asia Pacific

BNP Paribas

Dr. Arup Rahaleads BNP Paribas’ ASEAN Economics research with a particular focus on Indonesia, Thailand and Malaysia. Based in Singapore, Arup works closely with the sales teams to establish BNP Paribas’ Macro Research offering as a key distinguisher to global and regional clients. Additionally, he collaborates with FX and rates strategists to identify market opportunities and maximisethe commercial impact of research.

Arup has close to two decades of experience in the ASEAN region. He began his career as an economist with the World Bank and most recently served as Group Chief Economist for the RHB Research Institute. Arup has previously been the Chief Economist for Asia for global banks such as HSBC, UBS and Citibank. Arup has been ranked by clients across asset classes in surveys conducted by publications such as Institutional Investor, Asiamoneyand The Asset.

Arup holds a PhD in Economics from Vanderbilt University in the United States. He also has a Master of Arts from the Delhi School of Economics and a Bachelor of Arts with Honoursin Economics from St Stephen’s College, New Delhi, India.

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Ahmad Shukri Abd Rahman

Chief Risk Officer

BANK RAKYAT

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 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 Administration majoring in Finance from Texas A&M University, Commerce, USA.

Sigrid Rouam

Global Director Data Science & Data Analytics

Standard Chartered

The world can be a better place if data-driven insights and decision making is accessible to more people. Sigrid's passion is to spread the use of data science in and outside of the organisation to drive better decisions so that together they can create bigger impact to business and society.

Thus Sigrid spend time coaching young data scientists as well as people new to the field via mentoring and training. 

Currently, Sigrid head a team of data scientists at Standard Chartered Bank where her main role is to develop the organisation's data science capability and accelerate the use of data driven insights to create business value. 

Sigrid has worked in various industries, namely R&D, FMCG, Telco and Finance which gave her the opportunity to work with all sorts of data to solve diverse challenges. She is also interested in innovation and always seek new problems to solve, especially at the intersection of data science, business and technology. She is also active in the startup community as an advisor and mentor, and speak regularly at local and international conferences.

Sigrid holds an engineering degree (Hons) in Agronomy, Bio-engineering and Statistics from AgroParisTech, Paris, France (top institute of higher education in life sciences in France), a Masters degree (Hons) in Probability and Statistics from AgroParisTech/ Universite Paris-Sud/Ecole Normale Superieure, Paris, France and a PhD in Biostatistics (Hons) from University Paris-Sud, Paris, France, jointly conducted with Genome Institute of Singapore, A*STAR. 

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.

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Rajeev Bhatnagar

Chief Risk and Compliance Officer, Asia Pacific

BNY Mellon

Rajeev Bhatnagar is the Chief Risk and Compliance Officer, Asia Pacific, for BNY Mellon.

Based in Hong Kong, Rajeev is responsible for managing risk and compliance in the region — across all risk and compliance disciplines, businesses and legal entities — and for interfacing with local regulatory bodies.

Rajeev has more than 27 years of international banking experience, and has managed teams in Asia Pacific, particularly in Australia, as well as Africa, Europe and the US, making him uniquely experienced to manage complex and challenging situations across diverse geographies and cultures.

Prior to joining BNY Mellon in 2020, he was in senior roles at Commonwealth Bank of Australia for six years and at Citigroup for 21 years.

Rajeev has broad-based banking and risk management experience, spanning corporates and financial institutions, business banking and retail banking. In the last 17 years of his career in risk management, he has held Chief Risk Officer roles at country, regional and global levels. He has managed teams across all risk categories, including credit risk, operational risk, market risk and compliance.

Rajeev is an engineer by background and holds a Masters of Business Administration from one of the leading business schools in India and Asia Pacific, IIM Ahmedabad.

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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.

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Bryan Goh

CIO/CEO

Tsao Family Office

Bryan has over 20 years of investment experience managing global multi asset portfolios. He has varied experience from managing Asian and European equities at Arab Bank to managing hedge fund portfolios at Oaks Family Office. He also has business experience co-founding First Avenue Partners, an alternative investment advisory business in London, and later heading alternative investments at DBS Private Bank. Bryan was CIO of Bordier Singapore before joining Karuna Pte Ltd, family office of the Tsao Group, as CIO.

Suiunbek Ibraev

Head of Analytics and Market Price Control, Market Risk Management

OCBC BANK

Dr Ibraev is in charge of analytics and market price control in the market risk management department of OCBC Bank. His responsibilities include validation of derivative valuation models, asset and liabilities management methodologies, oversight of the market data.

Dr Ibraev has 19 years of banking experience. Prior to joining OCBC Bank he worked in Frankfurt, London and Singapore as a front office quant in Dresdner Kleinwort, Commerzbank, VTB Capital, ANZ specialising in interest rate and foreign exchange derivatives. Models developed by Dr Ibraev had been deployed into the production systems, and been used for pricing, hedging and risk management.

He holds PhD in mathematics, global optimisation, from University of Wuppertal, Germany. Dr Ibraev's interests include parallel computing, cryptography, distributed ledger technology, FGPA accelerators, and machine learning.

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Andrew Jan

Head of Balance Sheet Management

TMB Bank

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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.

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Maha Krishnan

Director, Head of Regulatory Policy, APAC

Deutsche Bank

Jesse Liew

Chief Investment Officer, ASEAN Fixed Income

Principal Asset Management Berhad

Jessie brings along with him more than 17 years of fund management experience primarily in the fixed income and Sukuk capabilities. Prior to joining us, he was Executive Director and Head of Global Sukuk Investments in BNP Paribas Investment Partners Najman Sdn Bhd. Jesse holds a Bachelor Degree in Business Administration majoring in international Business from Helsinki School of Economics and Business Administration, Finland.

Ronaldo Peralta

Chief Risk Officer

UnionBank of Philippines

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).