Speakers

Speakers

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.

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Pratan Atcharawan

First Vice President, Head of Central Treasury Department

KASIKORNBANK

I have been working for KBank more than 18 years. My first career is fixed income and derivative trader for 5 years. After that I have moved to manage baking book both fixed income FX and money market including Fund Transfer Pricing (FTP).

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.
 

Jewel Myrtel Bautista

Industry Practice Lead, ESG & Climate Risk

Moody's Analytics

Jewel Myrtel Bautista is a Subject Matter Expert within the Moody’s Risk and Finance analytics practice across Asia Pacific and the Middle East. Her key areas of focus are Credit Risk Assessment, ESG and Climate Risk management.

Prior Moody’s, she has worked with multiple financial institutions in Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam where she managed and provided a comprehensive credit assessment solution.  She has worked with one of the largest banks in the region where her primary mandate is to provide an optimal solution that incorporates both regulatory policies and internal credit policies in the bank’s end-to-end credit lifecycle process and overall risk management.

Since joining Moody’s, she has been working closely alongside with some of the leading financial institutions in Asia Pacific not only to streamline their credit assessment process, but also provide guidance and support in terms of being able to effectively identify, quantify, manage, and monitor the exposure related to ESG and climate risk.

Fatema Bookwala

Managing Director, COO Markets & Securities Services, ASEAN

HSBC Singapore

Fatema Bookwala is the Markets and Securities Services COO at HSBC Singapore with regional responsibilities in ASEAN (TH, MNL, VN). Fatema is a seasoned Front Office COO with 16+ years of Cross-Asset experience in Financial Services industry. Her areas of expertise include Strategy Development and Execution, Transformation, Regulatory Change, Risk Management and Governance as a strong business partner with all business infrastructure areas.
Fatema is a Rank holder Chartered Accountant from The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India and completed Level 3 CFA from CFA Institute Charlottesville.
Fatema is passionate about diversity & inclusion and sustainability initiatives, and is an active member of the Sustainability Employee Resource Group at HSBC.

Charisse Rossielin Cruz

Partner

EY Philippines

Evi Damayanti

Chief Operations Officer

PT Bank Danamon Indonesia, Tbk.

Aziz Durrani

Capacity Development Expert

ASEAN+3 Macroeconomic Research Office (AMRO)

Aziz has over 19 years of experience in international banking and finance, and in setting, enforcing and providing training on regulatory policies and standards, including climate risk and sustainable finance policies. At the ASEAN+3 Macroeconomic Research office (AMRO), Aziz is responsible for the provision of capacity development and technical assistance to ASEAN countries and China; Hong Kong; Japan; and Korea.

He previously worked for 5 years at The SEACEN Centre, providing technical assistance and delivering training programmes to SEACEN’s 35 Central Banks and Regulatory Authority stakeholders across Asia on issues related to Supervision, Financial Stability, Risk Management, Climate Risk and Financial Market Infrastructures.

Before joining SEACEN, Aziz spent 7 years working as a Senior Technical Specialist at the Bank of England / Prudential Regulation Authority, undertaking asset quality and Non-Performing Loan reviews globally and managing the wholesale Concurrent Stress Testing programme. Aziz began his career in the Strategy, Finance and Economics practice of Andersen Business Consulting in London, and later worked at Standard Chartered Bank UK, covering the Origination, Structuring and Syndication of loan products. He also worked at Lloyds Banking Group in ALM and Leveraged Finance Loan Restructuring and Workout.

Aziz is a graduate in Economics and Philosophy from The University of Nottingham, UK, and also studied for an M.Sc. in Computing for Industry at Imperial College London.

Chuchi G. Fonacier

Deputy Governor, Financial Supervision Sector

Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas

DG Fonacier is the head of the Financial Supervision Sector (FSS), which is mainly responsible for the regulation of banks and other BSP-Supervised Financial Institutions (BSFIs). Under her direct supervision are five subsubsectors which handle onsite examination and offsite surveillance (or integrated supervision) of BSFIs including specialized supervision of specific areas (i.e., anti-money laundering, trust, financial market operations and information technology), credit information system infrastructure, policy studies/research, and supervisory data management.

DG Fonacier joined the BSP in 1984 as a bank examiner and worked her way to become the deputy governor of FSS in 2017. In 2008, she headed the BSP’s primary supervisory unit that handles specially-challenged banks. Under her watch, a record number of bank issues and developments were successfully resolved and implemented. She also led the development of various programs, in coordination with the Philippine Deposit Insurance Corporation (PDIC), aimed at strengthening the thrift, rural, and cooperative banking sectors by encouraging mergers, consolidations, and acquisition involving weak banks.

DG Fonacier is on her second and extended term as Chair of the Executives’ Meeting of East Asia Pacific Central Banks Working Group on Banking Supervision (EMEAP WGBS), composed of central bank and supervisory authorities from 11 countries in the East Asia and the Pacific which focuses on bank supervision matters that are relevant to EMEAP WGBS members. She is also currently the Chair of the Global Standards and Policy of the Alliance for Financial Inclusion and BSP’s representative to the Network of Central Banks and Supervisors for Greening the Financial System (NGFS) Plenary and Workstream 1 (Supervision/Micro-Prudential Practices).
She is the permanent alternate of the BSP Governor in the Board of Directors of the Philippine Deposit Insurance Corporation (PDIC) and the National Development Corporation (NDC).

DG Fonacier has served as panelist/resource person in various international conferences/fora on banking supervision, sustainable finance, financial technology and digitalization, financial inclusion, shadow banking, microfinance, bank resolution and crisis management, financial stability, capacity building, etc. organized by international bodies such as the United Nations (UN), IMF/World Bank, Bank of International Settlements (BIS), Financial Stability Institute (FSI), Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC), Asian Bankers Association (ABA), South East Asian Central Banks (SEACEN) and central banks and monetary/supervisory authorities of various countries.

DG Fonacier took up her Bachelor of Science in Commerce major in Accounting degree at University of St. La Salle - Bacolod. She is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and a holder of a Career Service Executive Eligibility (CSEE). She obtained her Master’s degree in Business Administration (MBA) at the Ateneo de Manila University. She attended the Program on Rethinking Financial Inclusion: Smart Design for Policy and Practice organized by the Harvard Kennedy School.

Zabedah Giw
Zabedah Giw

Acting Chief Strategy Officer

EXIM Bank

An experienced banker especially in the area of strategic advisory and research, credit related matters, risk management, internal review and assurance. I have worked with few commercial banks before and currently working with Export Import Bank of Malaysia (EXIM Bank).

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Simon Goo

ED & Head of group risk analytics division

United Overseas Bank

Simon leads a multi-disciplinary risk analytics team that oversees enterprise-wide risk management models at United Overseas Bank. The team validates a wide range of risks and measurement models. Those models can be used to assess and manage credit, market and balance sheet risks across the bank’s global business.

Prior to joining the bank, Simon held senior corporate positions in technology and finance related companies in areas such as strategic planning, private equity investments and mergers and acquisitions. He has also worked with promising enterprises to assess the potential of their technologies for product commercialization and strategic investment.

Simon holds a PhD in the field of decision control systems from the University of Newcastle- upon-Tyne (UK). He received an IChemE Jubilee prize for his research applying Statistical and Artificial Intelligence Methodologies for on-line fault detection and diagnosis in 1997.

Simon was part of the banks’ Innovation Workgroup member to bring The Finlab to launch and he had been a mentor in The FinLab. He was part of the judging panel in the Global Fintech Hackcelerator. Simon serves as a member in the Product Program Committee and the Alt-Chair person in the Valuation Adjustments working group in the bank.

 

Adisorn Hatairatana

Head of Consumer Risk Models

Bank of Ayudhya

Brian CK Ho

Partner

Deloitte

Chua Choon Hong

Head of Financial Crime Practice Group, APAC & Middle East

Moody’s Analytics

Steven Jean

Global Head of Audit, Information Security and Cyber

Standard Chartered Bank

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Prashant Joshi

Director, Regulatory Affairs

BNP Paribas

Prashant has over 15 years experience working with a wide range of global financial services institutions to understand, convey, and partake in advocacy initiatives on global and regional regulation as well as work on the implementation of the like.  He is APAC Global Markets FO Liaison on IBOR readiness, including being member of numerous industry Working Groups on individual rates transitions.  Prashant has also worked on regulation in relation to market structure and investor protection including MiFID, Benchmark Reforms, Transaction Reporting, Central Clearing & Uncleared Margin Rules. Previously, Prashant worked at Credit Suisse AG, PriceWaterhouseCoopers and EY, and has been based in EMEA, APAC and the US.

 

Jun Jie Ko

Director, Relationship Manager

Moody's Analytics

Experienced Credit Technology Sales professional with a demonstrated history of working in the financial services industry. Skilled in artificial Intelligent adoption, credit analytics, solution consulting, process optimization, risk management, and data analytics.

Kenneth Koh

Head, Industry Consulting, SAS Asia Pacific

SAS

Kenneth is an experienced management executive with more than 20 years of experience in marketing and distribution management, having worked for global insurance institutions, with focus on marketing/ business transformation and effectiveness in area of marketing and customer relationship management
With SAS, Kenneth has supported transformation activities of FSI clients to become more customer centric using hybrid of technology and business advisory work. Provided business advisory support to help customers develop their business strategies using data driven analytics in CRM, distribution management and operational efficiency. Participated in projects involving customer analytics, operational improvements, data management, campaign management and digital transformation.
Deep expertise in database marketing, customer analytics, customer experience design/management and business advisory and as an insurance SME, Kenneth has played a pivotal role in providing technology guidance to insurers on the end to end capabilities for IFRS 17 compliance.
Kenneth holds a post graduate degree (Master of Science) in Marketing & Consumer Insight from the Nanyang Technological University Business School of Singapore
 

Li Sun Leong

Head of ESG

AIA Singapore

Nikki B. Lizares

Head of Sustainability

Security Bank Corporation

Environmental scientist, conservationist, and educator specializing in strategy, ecosystem design, governance, and communication. I work with leaders in the business and finance sectors to articulate sustainability strategy, align with the UN SDGs, and take action to mitigate and adapt to the impacts of climate change.

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.

Gautam Mukharya

Chief Risk Officer

HSBC Singapore

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.

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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.

Luiza Karolina Rosinska

Executive Director

UOB Thailand

Luiza held 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.

Nags Sankaranarayanan

Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer

Nomura

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.

David Sharratt

Chief Data Officer

Commerzbank AG

David has unique experience spanning the full trade lifecycle, execution to ledger. An experienced C-suite executive, David has significant exposure reporting to and working alongside CEOs and other C-suite focussing on strategic direction and operation of firms.

His geographic experience spans London, New York, Hong Kong, Singapore, Moscow and Johannesburg having held senior executive positions in ask these locations. His experience spans established and emerging markets.

Currently based in Singapore he is looking at opportunities to work with businesses focussed on growth and geographical expansion where his strategy and build experience can be leveraged.

Renard Siew

Global Future Council

World Economic Forum

Pheng Leong Tan

Chief Financial Officer

BIBD

Shuang Tao

Principal Solutions Architect

SAS

Ts. Tan Zhon Teck

Vice President, Information Security

Bursa Malaysia

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

Martyn van Wensveen

Partner

EY

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Josephine Woo

Chief Risk Officer

Josephine has more than 15 years’ experience in risk management with regional exposures and worked in Sydney and Hong Kong prior to relocating to Malaysia. She has rich expertise as both a risk management practitioner and consultant.

Josephine has vast industry knowledge specifically in financial institutions, insurance, asset management, payment systems operators, development financial institutions and government-linked companies. This includes both conventional and Islamic principles businesses. Additionally, her role involved liaising with the local regulators of the regional countries.

Josephine is a current committee member of the global risk professional certification.

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Philip Woo

CRO

Tokio Marine Life Insurance Singapore

Philip Woo is the Chief Risk Officer and oversees corporate governance and risk management in Tokio Marine Life Insurance Singapore (TMLS). He has over 26 years of experience in the financial sector, and began his career at MAS before joining the insurance industry. Over the period, he has played leadership roles in Enterprise Risk Management (ERM), Business Continuity & Crisis Management, Outsourcing/Vendor Risk Management and Technology Risk Management (TRM). He currently chairs the Governance, Risk and Compliance Committee (GRCC) at TMLS, and oversees the managing of operational, financial and strategic risks in the company. In addition to risk management, Philip has a wealth of experience in strategic planning, financial technology and payment system matters.

Lu Yin

Principal Risk Advisor (Non-financial Risk)

SAS

Lu Yin’s primary focus at SAS is on the measurement and management of Non-Financial Risks, such as Model Risk, Operational Risk, and Data Risk to name a few. She has extensive experience working across the ASEAN region gained through working as a Quantitative Analyst at KPMG & Accenture. She’s also previously worked in house at Standard Chartered Bank as a Model Validator (focusing on Market & Liquidity Risks). She holds a PhD in Quantum Physics and is experienced in risk management and quantitative modeling.

Jakub Zalio

Chief operating officer

Übank

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.

Nor Zihan Binti Ismail

Head of Model Risk Management & Validation

Maybank

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.