This is a snapshot of who you will hear from, view full speaker list for the Asian Risk Management Event here
As Secretary General, Mr Coen directs the work of the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision and manages its Secretariat. Bill is also the chairman of the Basel Committee’s Policy Development Group as well as chairman of the Committee’s Coherence and Calibration Task Force and the Task Force on Corporate Governance.
Bill had served as Deputy Secretary General since 2007 during which he managed the daily activities and workstreams of the Basel Committee and its Secretariat. His specific responsibilities focussed on the Basel Committee’s response to the financial crisis, including the coordination of the Committee’s various Basel III policy initiatives.
Arthur Yuen is in charge of the full range of banking policy, development and supervisory issues at the HKMA. He joined the HKMA in 1996 as Head of Administration and has since taken up different responsibilities including research and liaison on China economic and market development issues before being appointed Head of Banking Supervision in 2000. He took up the position as Executive Director (Banking Development) in July 2004, Executive Director (Banking Supervision) in June 2005 and Executive Director (External) in July 2008. He was appointed to his present position on 1 January 2010.
Dr. John Lee is the Group Chief Risk Officer (GCRO) of Maybank Group. As GCRO, he oversees the Group Risk function of the Group and sits on the Executive Committee as well as various other management committees in the Group. He was awarded the Bank Risk Manager of the Year 2013 by Asia Risk and the Risk Manager of the Year 2014 by Asian Banker. John Lee has a Ph.D. in financial economics and a Bachelor of Economics from Monash University. He is also a Fellow Certified Practicing Accountant of CPA Australia and a member of the American Finance Association, Econometrics Society and the Society of Financial Studies.
In addition to be Chief Adviser at the CBRC, Andrew is a Board Member of Khazanah Nasional Berhad, the sovereign wealth fund of Malaysia, and a member of the international advisory council of the China Investment Corporation, the China Development Bank, China Securities Regulatory Commission and the Securities and Exchange Board of India. He is also an advisor to the United Nations Environment Program Inquiry into the Design of a Sustainable Financial System. Andrew served as Chairman of the Securities and Futures Commission of Hong Kong from 1998 to 2005, having previously been a central banker with the Hong Kong Monetary Authority and Bank Negara Malaysia. From 2003 to 2005, he also chaired the Technical Committee of the International Organisation of Securities Commissions. Andrew is author of, “From Asian to Global Financial Crisis: An Asian Regulator’s View of Unfettered Finance in the 1990s and 2000s” (2009), and co-editor of the book, “Bringing Shadow Banking into the Light: Opportunity for Financial Reform in China” (2015). He is an Adjunct Professor at the Graduate School of Economics and Management, Tsinghua University, Beijing and the University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur. In April 2013, Andrew was named by Time magazine as one of the 100 most influential people in the world.
Guy Harding is responsible for leading a team that manage Risk across CBA’s businesses in Asia. His appointment to the role in September 2012 reflected the growth and maturity of the IFS business, as well as the scale and complexity of Asian markets. In 2013, Guy was appointed Vice President Commissioner for PT Commonwealth Bank (PTBC) in Indonesia. As part of this role, Guy is responsible for the development and oversight of business strategy and governance for CBA’s banking business in Indonesia. Guy joined the CBA in April 2003 to lead the Group’s Risk Strategy & Policy function. In 2009, Guy was appointed as Chief Risk Officer for the Bank’s Business & Private Banking division. Before joining the CBA, Guy was Global Head of Credit & Risk at AMP Banking after moving to Australia in 2001. His early career was predominantly spent in London working in a variety of credit and risk roles across both retail and corporate & institutional banking.
Mr Mainprize is the Regional Chief Risk Officer, Asia Pacific of Barclays Bank PLC, a role he has performed since 2000. Prior to relocating to Singapore he was the Global Head of Sovereign and Financial Institution and Contingent Risk management for Barclays in London. He has worked for the Barclays Group in the Americas and Europe, as well as Tokyo and Singapore. He has held senior management positions in the banking, trading and risk management areas of Barclays. Mr Mainprize is a member of the bank’s Asia Pacific Executive Committee.
Didier Blanchard, who started at Société Générale in 2009, is now Head of the Global Risk Measurement department in the Risk Division. Didier had performed the Basel 2 validation of BNP Paribas Group, before structuring regulatory and accounting solutions at that bank’s Fixed Income department. Didier had started his career in 1995 at Commission Bancaire, the French banking supervisor.
Kenji Fujii is in charge of enterprise wide risk management for the investment banking arm of Mizuho Financial Group. Prior to his current role, he was Senior Managing Executive Officer, Chief Market Risk Officer at Aozora Bank, General Manager, Basel 2 Implementation Office, Corporate Risk Management Division at Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group, and General Manager, Risk Management Division at The UFJ Bank. Mr. Fujii has participated in numerous industry initiatives in risk management area, including those related to Basel regulatory reform.
Jamie taught himself to hack aged 9 and now at the age of 21 works with large corporations, testing their security systems and highlighting any vulnerabilities. He was recognized as a penetration testing engineer by IT Security Experts (ITSE) and travels the world teaching people the importance of system and network security. He is well known for identifying exploits/ vulnerabilities within the security applications of leading companies such as, Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, Apple, Google and Microsoft.
Simon Cox is BNY Mellon's investment strategist for Asia-Pacific. As part of the company's global strategy team, he studies the region's economic prospects, identifies investment trends and communicates these insights to portfolio managers, clients and the media. Prior to joining BNY Mellon, Simon spent over ten years as a journalist with The Economist magazine. He was the magazine's economics correspondent in London before moving to India in 2007 to cover South Asia's economies. From 2010 to 2014 he was the magazine's Asia Economics Editor in Hong Kong, concentrating on China's economy. He studied at Cambridge, Harvard and the London School of Economics.
R. Paul Azevedo’s team works on strategic and portfolio analytics solutions across the Wholesale, Wealth Management, and Consumer businesses. The solutions vary from statistical modelling across business and risk types, strategy development & analysis, scenario and stress testing program execution, economic capital development, credit policy development, regulatory management, governance to portfolio management. Prior to joining DBS in 2012, Paul was the Group Head of Risk Appetite, and Asia Pacific Head of Risk Strategy, for HSBC in Hong Kong. After serving as an Intelligence Officer in the Armed Forces, Paul began his commercial career in North America working for a series of national and global institutions to include Citigroup where he was a Senior Credit Officer and ran a Global Strategic Analytics team.
Ellen is a senior financial risk management professional with over twenty five years international experience in market risk management, equities and equities derivatives trading, fixed income structuring and debt capital markets. During the past fifteen years she has added responsibility for operational risk management including crisis management and considerable business continuity experience. Ellen joined Siam Commercial Bank (SCB) in 2010 and oversees two divisions responsible for market risk and operational risk management at the SCB Group level. Prior to joining SCB, she spent eight years with Credit Suisse in Asia-Pacific regional roles including liaison with regional regulators on risk management and Basel implementation. She holds a doctorate in neuroscience from the University of Oxford.
Jong Cornelio joined the China Banking Corporation as Head of the Bank’s Risk Management Group in October 2012. He was formerly the CRO of the Development Bank of the Philippines (DBP) and has worked in some of the largest commercial banks in the Philippines acting in various capacities in the area of risk and controls prior to joining the Government Financial Institution in 2005 as Head of Financial Engineering. Mr. Cornelio obtained his Master’s Degree in Public Administration from the National University of Singapore’s Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy. He has participated as resource person in several forums on the risk profession across the region.
Sharmini Wickremasekera counts over 30 years of experience in Finance, Accounting, Credit, Internal Auditing, Information Systems Auditing and Governance, Enterprise-wide Risk Management, Business Continuity Planning and Business Process Reengineering. She is a Member and Past President of ISACA Sri Lanka Chapter. She has lead the processes of ERM at LOLC Group (comprising of 115 companies) and the ISACASL Chapter to a level of gaining global recognition.
Peter Deans has over 25 years’ experience in banking and finance. Throughout his career he has worked with the Commonwealth Bank of Australia Group, the Industrial Bank of Japan, Australia & New Zealand Banking Group and National Mutual Royal Bank. He held senior risk management roles with the Commonwealth Bank of Australia‘s commercial and institutional banking businesses between 1999 and 2010. In 2008, following the acquisition of Bankwest by Commonwealth Bank, Mr Deans was appointed CRO of Bankwest. After several years successfully running a strategy and risk consulting business, he was appointed CRO of BOQ in 2012.
Javed Husain Siddiqi has more than twenty four years cumulative experience in the areas of Stress Testing Framework & Methodologies, Quantitative Risk Analysis, Enterprise Risk Management, Basel II & Basel III implementation, ICAAP Reporting and Capital Planning/Management. Previously he held senior positions at financial institutes such as Bank Alfalah, Allied Bank and National Bank of Pakistan. Currently he is working as Senior Vice President and Head of Risk Management at Soneri Bank Ltd. He graduated from School of Business of Liberty University, Virginia, USA with MBA in Finance and from the University of Karachi with MSc in hard core sciences (Physics/Mathematics). He also holds DAIBP (Highest Banking Certification in Pakistan) from the Institute of Bankers, Pakistan.
Alan is based in Hong Kong and is responsible for Bank of America Merrill Lynch’s Business Controls function outside the US, which oversees front office controls, risk management and supervision for the Banking and Markets businesses across the region, a role he has been in for 6 years. Previously he was based in Tokyo for 6 years, where he was regional head of Client Development and COO for Investment Banking for Merrill Lynch. Before coming to Asia he was the head of Process and Control for Merrill's global Research function, based in New York. Prior to joining Merrill in NY in 2000, he was a management consulting partner in financial services.
Ming Soong THAM is currently the CEO and Founder of Meister Inc Pte. Ltd. He is also an Adjunct Professor with the Risk Management Institute, and a course leader at the Strategic Technology Management Institute both of the National University of Singapore. With more than 30 years of experience in the financial services industry, Ming Soong brings extensive industry and training expertise. He has lectured at some of the foremost universities in the world such as the University of Waterloo and Shanghai Jiao Tong University. Between December 2005 and April 2012, Mr. Tham served as the Group Chief Risk Officer of United Overseas Bank in Singapore. In 2009 he was AsiaRisk’s Bank Risk Manager of the Year, and received the QFC-Asian Banker Leadership Achievement Award (Risk Management).
Dr. Karin Boonlertvanich is currently the Head of the Central Treasury Department at Kasikornbank, Thailand. He is responsible for balance sheet management, investment portfolio decision, as well as liquidity and funding management. Prior to his current appointment, he was the Head of Assets and Liabilities Management responsible for researching and developing various models related to liquidity and interest rate risk management. Karin is an Assistant Professor at Burapha University, Thailand. He holds his Ph.D. and MS in Industrial Engineering from Georgia Institute of Technology, USA. He is also a FRM designation holder and CAIA designation holder.
At Saudi Hollandi bank Mr Leipoldt’s main focus is on the Internal Control Framework and its bank wide implementation of GRC. This covers Operational Risk Management, Business Continuity Planning, Anti-Money Laundering, Fraud Management, Internal control, Information security and aspects of Compliance. In 2008, Mr Leipoldt founded Global Risk Advisory Services (GRAS). In that capacity, he is responsible for risk management advice for financial institutions ranging from specific investigations to full scale risk management set up. Prior to setting up GRAS, he worked for ABN AMRO for 11 years in various capacities. Latest, he was responsible for Global Operational Risk Review, a new discipline to complement Credit Risk Review. Mr Leipoldt has 30 years of working experience. Before he joined ABN AMRO in 1997, he was head consultant at Origin. He started his working life with research and teaching posts at the Erasmus University of Rotterdam and Delft Technical University.
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