Gilbert Kohnke is CRO and EVP, Group Risk Management at OCBC Bank in Singapore, covering credit, market, liquidity and operational risk aspects of the bank. A Canadian citizen, he has 23 years experience in the banking industry, initially in Canada with the last 12 years working overseas in New York, London and Singapore. His career has covered a broad spectrum of banking activities, including leveraged loans origination, trading room credit and international credit risk approval and securitization.
Luo Ping is Director General of Training Department, China Banking Regulatory Commission (CBRC), has a supervisory policy career working for both the People‘s Bank of China and then the CBRC. Prior to his current position, he was Deputy Director General of International Department. Mr. Luo has been actively involved in the development of supervisory standards and policies. In recent years, he has been working energetically to promote advanced risk management practices for credit risk and operational risk in China
Kenji Fujii is in charge of group wide risk management, market risk management, credit risk management, operational risk management, and liquidity 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.
Dr. John Lee is the Group Chief Risk Officer of Maybank Group, the largest banking group in Malaysia. As GCRO, he oversees the Group Credit and Risk Management function of the Group, which includes commercial banking, investment banking and insurance business across South East Asian markets. As GCRO, he sits on the Executive Committee and on various other management committees in the Group. Prior to Maybank, Dr. John Lee was a Partner in KPMG, where he was KPMG Global Lead for Islamic Finance, Asia Pacific region Head for Financial Risk Management and Malaysia Head for Financial Services.
Aziz Durrani works as a Senior Risk Specialist within the Prudential Business Unit at the UK Financial Services Authority. He is responsible for carrying out the stress testing of Wholesale Banking Book exposures of major global financial institutions, and for assessing the resulting impacts on Capital. Aziz is also responsible for reviewing Credit Risk underwriting, management and governance issues, including assessing the adequacy of loan provisions and PD and LGD model outputs. Aziz has previously worked on the Syndicate desk at Standard Chartered Bank, where he was responsible for the Origination, Structuring and Syndication of Structured Trade, Export, Commodity and Acquisition Finance facilities across South Asia, Africa, UK and Europe. He has spent time working in Singapore, Hong Kong and Malaysia. Aziz also has experience of restructuring Leveraged Loans at Halifax Bank of Scotland, where he managed the workout of lending to distressed private equity companies in the UK and Europe. In addition, he has
worked in Group Asset and Liability Management, having had responsibility for stress testing Liquidity and Funding risk and working on HBOS’ first ICAAP submission.
Mrs. Salinee Wangtal is currently the Assistant Governor of the Supervision Group at the Bank of Thailand. She has been directly responsible for regulating and supervising Thailand’s banking system for more than 2 decades. Her work span at the Bank of Thailand (BOT) has covered the Asian Financial Crisis in 1997 as well as the Global Financial Crisis in 2008-2009. During her 7 years as a chief bank examiner at BOT, Mrs. Wangtal has adopted a thorough understanding of commercial bank business models, particularly, in the credit area. During her 20 years at the Bank of Thailand, Mrs. Wangtal was appointed to serve as the Managing Director at Nakornthon Bank in 1999 and was the First Executive Vice President at the Thai Military Bank during 2001 to 2002.
Ingrid Child holds the position of Chief Risk Officer, for HSBC Singapore. She has responsibility for all risk disciplines for the Wholesale, Consumer and Private Bank, Insurance and Asset Management - including Credit, Market and Operational Risk; Compliance; Security and Fraud. She is a member of the executive committee. Ingrid has extensive experience at a senior level with her career spanning 20+ years at top tier financial institutions such as HSBC, Morgan Stanley and Nomura, working in New York, Tokyo, London, Bangalore and Singapore. Her leadership roles to date have included technology; change management; offshore services and risk, most often but not exclusively, in the global banking and markets area.
Anju has been in this role since January 2011 and is responsible for risk management for SCB Branch and the various subsidiaries located in Singapore. Prior to this role, Anju was the Global Chief Operating Officer for Consumer Banking Risk. She joined Standard Chartered in mid-2007 as the Group Head of Risk Appetite. Previously, Anju worked with Citibank for 18 years in various roles largely covering Asia-Pacific and Middle-East.
Mr Sentausa entered the banking sector in 1986 as an officer within the research and development division of Bank Pembanunan Indonesia (Bapindo). Following the Bank Mandiri Merger in 1999 he was named Vice President and Division Head, Global Markets & Treasury Control. He then steadily rose through the ranks and took up his current role at Bank Mandiri in 2006.
In 2010, Aurel Lavedrine was appointed Chief Risk Officer for Asia Pacific of Crédit Agricole CIB based in Hong Kong. Prior to that position, Aurel set up in May 2004 the Asian arm of Credit Portfolio Management of Calyon based in Hong Kong. He also supervised the Principal activities of the Bank in distressed assets for the Asia Pacific Region. He was Chief Risk Officer for Asia Pacific after joining Crédit Agricole Indosuez in 2000. Previously he spent most of his career with Banque Paribas and held several management positions, particularly on the US desk, both at Head Office and in New York. He has extensive experience in M&A and Private Equity, Project Finance, Fund Management and Risk Management.
Marc joined UBS in 1994 in Equity & Rates Operations in London. In May 1996, Marc moved to New York to work in Rates Derivative middle office sitting between trading and sales in NY and the operations teams in London. Upon completion of the assignment, Marc returned to London and served as Head of Financial Control for Asset Swaps and MTNs. From 1998 to 2005, Marc held the position of Head of Fixed Income, Rates and Currencies Market Risk Control in London. In 2005, Marc moved to Hong Kong as the Deputy Chief Risk Officer for APAC and his role has since been expanded to also include Global Emerging Markets.
Peter has over 25 years experience in banking and finance. Throughout his career Peter has worked with the Commonwealth Bank of Australia Group (Commonwealth Bank), the Industrial Bank of Japan, Australia & New Zealand Banking Group and National Mutual Royal Bank. Peter has held senior risk management roles with the Commonwealth Bank of Australia‘s (Commonwealth Bank) commercial and institutional banking businesses between 1999 and 2010. In December 2008, following the acquisition of Bankwest by Commonwealth Bank, Peter was appointed Chief Risk Officer of Bankwest. After several years successfully running a strategy and risk consulting business, Peter was appointed Chief Risk Officer of BOQ in March 2012.
Keiich Rikou has been working at the Bank of Tokyo Mitsubishi UFJ since 1981, holding a variety of posts including credit, treasury and sale & trading. In 2010 he became Executive Officer in charge of Corporate & Investment Banking Unit, MUFG and in April 2011 Senior Managing Director of Mitsubishi UFJ Morgan Stanley Securities. Since June 2012 he has been Managing Officer at MUFG in charge of risk management of global securities business.
Jeroen, bringing with him over 20 years of international banking experience, currently holds the Chief Risk Officer position at Bank Islam Malaysia, overseeing and managing all credit, market, liquidity and operational risks. He has built up a robust Enterprise Wide Risk Management Framework, resulting in a much improved risk culture and enabling bank Islam to move from reactive risk control to proactive portfolio management. Before joining Bank Islam in January 2009, Jeroen had spent most of his career with tier-1 international banks in London, Amsterdam, Singapore and Tokyo. He has worked in various senior executive roles with the main focus on Risk Management, but also on the front office/business side which has added to his deep understanding of traditional and complex banking products.
Sudipto Ghatak is a Managing Director of Credit Suisse in the CRO division, based in Singapore. He is the Chief Credit Officer of the Asia Pacific region and is responsible for the overall approval and management of all credit-bearing transactions in Asia. He is a member of the Asia Pacific Operating Committee and has served as a member on the Managing Director Evaluation Committee (MDEC) in 2010 and 2011. Mr. Ghatak joined Credit Suisse First Boston in August 1997 from Citibank, where he started his career and held a variety of roles in corporate banking, relationship management and risk.
Duan is the Director of Risk Management Institute at the National University of Singapore and concurrently holds the Cycle & Carriage Professorship in Finance. He specializes in financial engineering and risk management. Duan is also an Academician of Academia Sinica. He obtained a PhD in Finance from the University of Wisconsin- Madison, and once held the Manulife Chair Professorship at the University of Toronto and taught at the Hong Kong University Science and Technology and McGill University.
Urban Wilde, a Swiss national, is Managing Director, CRO Asia Pacific at Barclays Wealth, the private banking and wealth advisory division of Barclays Plc. In his role, Mr Wilde is responsible for managing the coverage of risk issues across Asia Pacific, including providing independent oversight and assessment of the risk framework design, implementation and effectiveness. He oversees the Operational Risk and Credit Risk team across the region, and is a member of the Barclays Wealth Asia Pacific Management Committee. Mr Wilde joined Barclays Wealth in August 2010. He was previously with UBS where he spent more than 20 years in basel, Geneva, NY, Singapore and Zurich.
Lukas van der Hoef has been responsible for Risk Management in Singapore and Private Banking Asia since January 2011. Between 2006-2010, Lukas was Asia Head of Risk Advisory Services based in Hong Kong and afterward SG. This unit advised local and regional banks on risk management upgrades. Between 2003-2006, Lukas was Head of Credit Portfolio Management of Corporate Clients in the Netherlands. Before, Lukas was branch manager for the Maastricht area. During this period, Lukas managed 15 retail and SME outlets including risk managers, preferred bankers and investment advisors.
Peter Brooks joined Barclays Wealth in March 2007. He develops and implements commercial applications drawing on behavioural portfolio theory, the psychology of judgment and decision making, and decision sciences. Based in Singapore since February 2011, he has been providing specialist support to the private banking business across Asia. Peter holds a PhD. in Behavioural and Experimental Economics, from the University of Manchester.
Chris Matten is a Partner in PwC Singapore Financial Services practice. He is charged with the development of risk and capital management solutions for financial institutions and corporate treasuries. Chris has over 27 years experience in the financial services industry, of which around 17 were spent working in various risk- and financial-control roles. His work experience has taken him from the UK, where he qualified as a Chartered Accountant, to Japan, Switzerland, Australia and Singapore. Prior to joining PwC, Chris was the CFO of OCBC, a listed Singapore-based bank. Chris has carried out a large number of risk and capital management projects for PwC. His Basel II work encompasses projects at banks in Singapore, Thailand, Taiwan, China, Malaysia, Saudi Arabia and Pakistan. His Economic Capital work (including Basel II Pillar 2 ICAAP engagements) has taken him to Canada, Australia, the United Kingdom, Japan, Taiwan, China and South Africa.
Ben Simpfendorfer is Managing Director of Silk Road Associates, a Hong Kong-based consultancy. Ben was the former chief China Economist for RBS and senior China Economist for JPMorgan. He is the author of The New Silk Road, published by Palgrave Macmillan. Ben speaks Arabic, Cantonese, and Mandarin. He has lived in Hong Kong for over a decade, but started his career in the Middle East, living in Beirut and Damascus, and he continues to advise on Asia-Mideast crossborder investment activities.
Frankie was the Basel II Project Coordinator for UOB. In this role, he successfully managed UOB Group's Basel II IRB implementation efforts, overseeing UOB Basel II Programme Management Office. UOB was granted approval by the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) to adopt the Internal Rating-Based Approach (IRBA) for credit risk with effect from 1 Jan 2008. Frankie is a member of the Group Rating Committee, the Disciplinary Panel and the Compensation Panel in UOB. He is also the Chairman of the Valuation Reserve Working Group and the Alternate Chairman of the Capital Working Group in UOB. Prior to joining UOB Credit Risk Management, Frankie had more than 10 years of frontline experience in corporate and investment banking gained from his tenure at leading international banks.
R. Paul Azevedo is a Risk Management professional with over 20 years of experience in enterprise risk management, credit risk management, operations, and analytics. Paul's career has spanned working for world class analytics providers such as Fair, Isaac, Company, to global financial institutions such as CitiGroup and HSBC. Paul has served in a variety of global, regional, and country Senior & Chief Credit Officer and Head of Global Analytics positions and Global Head of Risk Appetite for HSBC. Paul has specialized over the past several years in the area of Risk Appetite, Scenario Stress Testing, Economic Capital, ICAAP, Governance, and Portfolio Management.
Bob has been in charge of the credit and market risk functions of Barclays Capital in Asia Pacific since early 2000. Prior to that he was Global Head of Sovereign and Financial Institution Credit for Barclays in London. Bob also has global responsibility for emerging market credit policy within Barclays Capital.
As Global Head Portfolio Management at Standard Chartered, Paul is responsible for actively managing the credit portfolio across the Wholesale Bank. The team has a specific focus on promoting pricing and structuring discipline on origination. It also has a strong asset distribution mandate; with established secondary loan sales and securitisation programmes (Start, Sealane etc.). Prior to joining Standard Chartered in 2007, Paul spent 7 years with Deutsche Bank in London, Frankfurt and Singapore; within ‘Emerging Markets Proprietary Trading’ and the ‘Global Banking Division’.
Jong Cornelio has been the Chief Risk Officer of the Development Bank of the Philippines (DBP), a financial institution wholly owned by the Republic of the Philippines with a mandate to assist in the country’s development through the provision of credit facilities to key sectors of the Philippine economy, since 2007. He is primarily responsible for the implementation of enterprise-wide risk management process and played a key role in the Bank’s adoption of the Basel standards. Prior to joining DBP in 2005 as Head of Financial Engineering, he has worked in some of the largest commercial banks in the Philippines acting in various capacities in the area of risk and controls.
Kane Jones currently holds the position of Head of Risk for National Australia Bank‘s Singapore office. As part of this role, Kane is responsible for the oversight and administration of all aspects of Operational and Credit Risk as well as Compliance and Regulatory engagement. Prior to joining the Asia business, Kane spent over 10 years with the NAB Group in Australia – most recently managing the Credit Underwriting function for Personal Banking. Kane‘s diverse Banking background has included roles across Policy, Governance and front-line Relationship Management.
Adhiputra Tanoyo is an experienced Risk Advisor and Manager, with numerous international and local exposures. He held various risk senior positions in United Overseas Bank Indonesia, Bank Mega, Commonwealth Bank Indonesia. Previously, he led risk consulting teams in Arthur Andersen and Ernst & Young. He is a senior member of Indonesian Bank Risk Managers Association (BARa). His team has just won the Indonesian Enterprise Risk Management Award for Operational Risk/BCP.
Brian Lo joined DBS Bank in 2002 as Managing Director, heading the Market Risk department and is currently responsible for market and liquidity risk management under the Risk Management Group and reports to the CRO. Prior to working in Singapore he was in Hong Kong with Paribas investment bank and subsequently BNP Paribas in leading market risk management roles in Asia ex-Japan covering fixed income, equity derivatives, FX, interest rates and credit derivatives. And before that he headed the regional risk analytics team in Citibank Hong Kong covering model validation and counterparty risk quantification.
Max Wong, is head of VaR Model validation at Royal Bank of Scotland Plc., a risk professional with more than 15 years of experience. He has worked in other roles in investment banking including market strategist, futures trader, structured product specialist. He was a futures pit trader during the Asian crisis 1997 and quant risk manager during the credit crisis 2007.
Mr. Oyama has been advisor for global strategy of the Norinchukin Bank Group since 2007. He advises on international financial and regulatory matters. He serves as an active member of the major Committees of the Institute of International Finance, and liaises also with the Institute of International Bankers on US operations. Prior to his current position, Mr. Oyama worked for the Bank of Japan in various senior capacities. He, as Advisor to the Governor, covered a broad range of financial stability matters of international dimensions.
Talal Mahmud is the Head of Operational Risk for Transaction Banking at Standard Chartered Bank and has over 12 years experience in Corporate Banking Sales, Trade Finance, Product Management, Strategy & Business Planning, Transaction Banking Sales and Operational Risk Management. Talal started his banking career with Citibank N.A. Pakistan under their Management Associate (MA) program in 2000 and worked in Treasury Operations, Trade Finance and CitiService Departments before he moved to Standard Chartered Bank (SCB) Pakistan at the end of 2002. At SCB he started as a Relationship Manager in Corporate Banking and over the last ten years has worked in Pakistan, Middle East (primarily UAE) and Singapore in various roles in Corporate Banking (OCC), Transaction Banking and Risk Management functions.
Pardi was risk management head in Bank Mandiri covering credit, market and operational risk since the inception of this bank since 1998, After his retirement in June 2010, he is now Risk Adviser to this bank, He is also the president commissioner of PT Mandiri Sekuritas, an investment banks in Indonesia.
David Lawrence is Executive Director of Lawrence Risk Consulting, which specialises in training covering all aspects of financial risk. Until 2005, he was the European Head of Risk Methodologies and Analytics within the Risk Architecture Department of Citibank in London. In that position, he was responsible for the development of many new risk management processes, procedures and systems, that are now used throughout Citibank. He also represented Citibank in the Working Groups of the various trade associations that interfaced with the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision. Among other publications, he has written on credit risk in “Derivative Credit Risk” (1995 and 1999) and “Risk Management for Financial Institutions” (1997), which were published by Risk Publications. His book on market risk, entitled “Measuring and Managing Derivative Market Risk” (1996) was published by International Thomson Business Press.
Achim Teske is Head of Portfolio Management Asia-Pacific and is responsible for the active management of Barclays’ Asia-Pacific loan portfolio. He is based in Singapore and has been in this role since 2010. Previously, he was a Portfolio Manager in Barclays’ London office for five years. He started his career as a high yield sellside analyst covering the European TMT sector.
Douglas has been focussing on doing Risk, Treasury and ALM consultancy and training work for banks in Asia since November 2011. Until he recently left the Netherlands, he was an Executive Director in the Markets Division of ABN AMRO Bank, and was with the Bank, based in Amsterdam, since 1985. During his last year with the Bank, he worked in the Financial Markets/Treasury Division on counterparty credit risk exposure measurement, with focus on CVA (credit valuation adjustment) pricing and management and Basel 3 implementation.
Paul Kennedy is the General Manager Risk Frameworks and Portfolio Analytics covering the commercial and investment banking businesses of the Commonwealth Bank of Australia (CBA). Prior to taking this role in late 2009, Paul spent 4 years with National Australia Bank (NAB), most recently as the Group Head of Strategic Risk Management. Paul's responsibilities include the development of credit policy and limit frameworks, quantitative models, portfolio reporting and analysis, and the closer integration of risk and stress testing into strategic planning. As well as credit related responsibilities, Paul’s role within CBA’s commercial banking business has also included responsibilities for regulatory compliance, AML, and operational risk. Paul's career also included forming and running a Research and Risk Analysis unit for the Australian corporate regulator, ASIC, as well as ten years spent in Zurich, Switzerland, in various investment banking roles.
Vivek is Director and Global Head of Investment and Credit Risk at the International Finance Corporation (IFC). IFC, which is part of the World Bank Group, invests in the private sector in emerging markets. Vivek’s team is responsible for clearing all of IFC’s investments in equity and debt. His previously roles have been Chief Credit Officer, Asia Pacific, Portfolio Manager, and Business Development, MENA. Prior to joining IFC, Vivek was Head of Risk Management at ABN AMRO Bank, Thailand.
Ms Goh Chin Yee is currently the Head of Global Treasury Business Management in OCBC. Her primary roles are to provide business management, risk monitoring, compliance assurance and business analytics in global markets and treasury business. Prior to that, Chin Yee has worked in Group Risk Management and Group Finance in OCBC and was responsible for various functions including Basel III assessment, Basel II Internal Capital Adequacy Assessment Process (ICAAP), capital planning, business performance measurements, Basel II implementation, economic capital modeling, capital stress testing, credit portfolio analysis and independent validation of IRB models.
Tan You Leong is currently Head of Market Risk – Asset Liability Management at OCBC Bank. He is responsible for group-wide oversight of asset liability management in the areas of funding & liquidity risk management, balance sheet management and funds transfer pricing. You Leong has 11 years of banking experience, covering diverse functions including market risk, operational risk, business management, strategic management and treasury.
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