Keynote Speakers
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Prof. K C Chan
Secretary for Financial Services and the Treasury
The Government of the HKSAR

Professor Chan, 58, was Dean of Business and Management in the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST) before he was appointed Secretary for Financial Services and the Treasury in July 2007. Prior to joining the HKUST Business School in 1993, Professor Chan had spent nine years teaching at Ohio State University in the United States.

Professor Chan received his bachelor's degree in economics from Wesleyan University and his M.B.A. and Ph.D. in finance from the University of Chicago. He specialised in assets pricing, evaluation of trading strategies and market efficiency and has published numerous articles on these topics.

Before joining the Government, Professor Chan held a number of public service positions including Chairman of the Consumer Council, Director of the Hong Kong Futures Exchange, and Member of the Commission on Strategic Development, Commission on Poverty, the Exchange Fund Advisory Committee, the Hang Seng Index Advisory Committee, and the Hong Kong Council for Academic Accreditation. He was former President of the Asian Finance Association and President of Association of Asia Pacific Business Schools.

Arthur Yuen
Deputy Chief Executive, Hong Kong Monetary Authority and
Deputy Chairman, Executive Committee, The Hong Kong Institute of Bankers
香港金融管理局 副总裁

Arthur Yuen is in charge of the full range of banking policy, development and supervisory issues at the Hong Kong Monetary Authority (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.

Before joining the HKMA, Mr Yuen worked in the Hong Kong Securities and Futures Commission for two years after having served as an Administrative Officer in the Hong Kong Government for over eight years.

Li Zhenjiang
Executive Vice President
Agricultural Bank of China

Mr. Li Zhenjiang received a PhD in economics from Nankai University and is a Senior Economist and an expert entitled to Government Special Allowance by the State Council. He has served as Executive Vice President of the Bank since October 2013. Mr. Li previously served successively as chief of Policy Research Division of the PBOC General Administration Department and vice director of the Integrated Management Department of the PBOC Shanghai Head Office. Mr. Li was appointed as deputy director of Restructuring Office of the Bank in August 2007, director of Research Office of the Bank in January 2008, general manager of Strategic Management Department of the Bank in October 2008, secretary to the Board of Directors and managing director of the Office of Board of Directors of the Bank since January 2009, the president of Beijing Branch of the Bank in April 2014. Mr. Li is currently working as the head of Financial and Accounting Committee of the China Banking Association.

CEO Panel
Chen Aiping
Chairman, Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer
Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (Asia)
中國工商銀行(亞洲) 主席、董事總經理暨行政總裁

Mr. Chen, aged 56, was appointed as a Director of the Bank in December 2002 and re-designated as the Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of the Bank in July 2008. He was appointed as the Chairman of the Bank in October 2011. Mr. Chen is the Chairman of the Strategy and Corporate Governance Committee (Formerly known as “Corporate Governance Committee”) of the Bank. He was also appointed as the Chairman of Chinese Mercantile Bank, a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Bank, in November 2008 and a Director of certain other wholly-owned subsidiaries of the Bank, namely, ICBC (Asia) Bullion Company Limited, ICBC (Asia) Nominee Limited, ICBC (Asia) Asset Management Company Limited and ICBC (Asia) Investment Management Company Limited. He holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree from Wuhan University and a Master of Business Administration (International) Degree from The University of Hong Kong. He has over 29 years of banking experience and was previously the General Manager of the International Business Department of Industrial and Commercial Bank of China Limited and the Chairman of Industrial and Commercial Bank of China Luxembourg S.A..

Mao Yumin
Chief Executive Officer
China Construction Bank (Asia)

Mr. Mao Yumin is the chief executive officer of China Construction Bank (Asia).

Mr. Mao has over 30 years of experience in the banking and financial sector. Prior to the current position, he was the chief executive of China Construction Bank Hong Kong Branch from 2011 to 2013; the chief investment officer of China Construction Bank from 2007 to 2010; the chairman of China Construction Bank (London) from 2008 to 2010; and the vice chairman of China Construction Bank (Asia) from 2007 to 2011.

Before rejoining China Construction Bank in 2007, Mr. Mao was the executive director and chief executive officer of Shanghai Ai Jian Corporation Limited from 2006 to 2007, which is a public listed company on the Shanghai Stock Exchange, with core businesses in financial trust, securities, real estate, asset management, etc. From 2003 to 2006, he was the senior vice president and the executive director of Cathay International Holdings Limited, which is listed on the London Stock Exchange.

From 1997 to 2003, Mr. Mao was the chief executive of China Construction Bank Hong Kong Branch, leading the branch’s commercial business developed swiftly. He was the deputy general manager of International Department of China Construction Bank from 1992 to 1994 and promoted to the general manager of the Department from 1994 to 1996.

Mr. Mao received his bachelor's degree in finance from Jiangxi University of Finance and Economics in 1983 and completed the Program for Management Development (the 70th Session) in Graduate School of Business Administration of Harvard University, USA in 1995.

Shou Fugang
Chief Executive Officer
Bank of Communications Co. Ltd (Hong Kong Branch)

Mr. Fugang Shou is the Chief Executive Officer of Bank of Communications Co., Ltd, Hong Kong Branch. Before his appointment as CEO, Mr. Shou was the Deputy General Manager of Hong Kong Branch and was responsible for supervision of treasury activities, fund management and information technology of the bank.

Mr. Shou joined the bank in 1987. He worked for Bank of Communications New York Branch between August 1991 and October 1993. Before his assignment in Hong Kong, Mr. Shou was the Deputy General Manager and Treasurer of International Banking Department, Head Office.

Mr. Shou holds the Master of Economics degree from Fudan University, China, and Master of Business Administration of Kellogg School, Northwestern University, USA and Hong Kong University of Science and Technology.

Mr. Shou is the Board Director of the Hong Kong Chinese Enterprises Association, Committee Member of the Chinese General Chamber of Commerce, Fellow Member of The Hong Kong Institute of Directors and Full Member (Practising) of Treasury Markets Association.

Other Leading Speakers
(Speakers are listed in alphabetical order of their last name)

Jan Bellens (博樂陽)
Global Emerging Markets Leader/Asia-Pacific Leader, Banking & Capital Markets

Jan is the Global Emerging Markets and Asia-Pacific Leader for our Banking & Capital Markets Practice. Jan has joined EY from McKinsey & Company and he brings to our EY clients over eighteen years of top management consulting experience in global financial services.

In the last decade, Jan has supported the Executive Teams of leading Asian banks in growth strategies and multi-year business transformations. He has counseled banks in defining their strategies and supported their implementation with investments, acquisitions and ambitious organic growth initiatives.

Jan's key skills are:

  • Growth programs for developing markets: new market entries, business building, acquisitions
  • Leading post-acquisition integration for diverse franchises in retail and wholesale banking
  • Counseling (international) banks on market entry requirements and regulatory qualifications
  • Driving organic revenue growth in Retail Banking, Wealth Management, Cards & Payments
  • Innovating business and operating models for local and global banks in rapid growth markets
  • Designing and implementing Digital and Mobile Banking service models
Jan contributes extensively to our thought leadership for Emerging Markets. He has worked with clients in all Asian markets, in particular in Greater China and in the Asean countries. He has also worked in Eastern Europe, the Middle East and in Africa.

Jan has lived in China for over 8 years and he is currently based in Singapore. He is an eager traveler. Jan has a BA in Business Economics and an MBA from Insead.

Barry Chan
Partner, Financial Services Sector, IBM Global Business Services
IBM China/Hong Kong Limited

Barry Chan has over 20 years business strategy and transformation consulting experience with a proven track record of delivering technology led transformational projects in the financial services sector.

Barry is responsible for multinational banking project engagement with regional deployment across Asia Pacific leveraging IBM global delivery centres in India and China. His recent engagements include business innovation consultation, business value assessment, core banking and treasury system transformation, etc.

He counsels clients on digital banking, business operation and IT strategy, and he is also a regular speaker providing insights on FinTech and financial services industry transformation perspectives.

Derek Chan
Head of Legal & Compliance Department
Agricultural Bank of China Limited, Hong Kong Branch

Mr. Chan is now the General Manager and Head of Legal and Compliance Department of Agricultural Bank of China Limited, Hong Kong Branch. Prior to joining ABC, Mr. Chan has taken up senior positions at a number of local and international financial institutions focusing on legal and compliance matters. Mr. Chan holds a Master Law Degree of Corporate and Finance Law. He is also a solicitor of the High Court of HKSAR and an accredited general mediator of HKIAC and HKMAAL.

Fiona Chan
Program Manager, FinTech Innovation Lab, Asia Pacific

Fiona Chan is the Program Manager of FinTech Innovation Lab, Asia Pacific where the Lab aims to foster innovation within financial services industry by bringing in enterprise technology startups and senior executives from leading Global Financial Services together. The lab was started in 2010 in NYC and subsequently launched in London in 2011. Fiona is responsible for executing the goal of the Lab via a 12-week mentorship program: to accelerate operational efficiency with the combination of innovative thinking and technology.

Throughout her time in Accenture, Fiona worked on different projects with emphasis in digital banking, business re-engineering and change management. Prior to Accenture, she deeply involved in the Financial Services industry as an Financial Analyst in one of the top global investment banks.

Alex Cheung (張建生)
Managing Director, Head of Institutional Banking Group, Hong Kong
DBS Bank Ltd, Hong Kong Branch, DBS Bank (Hong Kong) Limited

Mr. Alex Cheung is DBS Bank’s Managing Director and Head of Institutional Banking Group, Hong Kong. He joined the bank in July 2009.

Mr. Cheung is responsible for growing the bank's franchise in the corporate and commercial banking businesses in Hong Kong.

Mr. Cheung is a seasoned banker with over 30 years of corporate and commercial banking experience with diversified industry, product and institutional exposure. Prior to joining DBS, he was the General Manager of North East Asia for OCBC Bank. Before that, he held senior positions in corporate commercial banking and risk management with major international banks including Citibank, ABN-AMRO and Rabobank. Mr. Cheung started his banking career as a management trainee with Bank of America in Hong Kong in 1981.

Mr. Cheung graduated from the University of Hong Kong with a Bachelor Degree in Social Sciences (Economics).

Edward Chiu
General Manager and Head of Operations
China Construction Bank (Asia)

Mr. Chiu has over 25 years of experience specializing in banking and financial services operations, consultancy and business transformation in Asia Pacific and the Greater China while working for several major financial institutions including China Construction Bank, HSBC, Dah Sing Bank, Fubon Bank and Standard Chartered Bank. Mr. Chiu is General Manager and Head of Operations of China Construction Bank (Asia) and China Construction Bank (HK Branch). He was previously the Senior Vice President and Head of Operations of Fubon Bank (HK), and was the AGM, Head of Operations Development and Product Support while with Dah Sing Bank. He obtained a Bachelor Degree from the King's College London and a Master (Econ) Degree in London School of Economics and Political Science - University of London.

Angus Choi
Chief Executive Officer

Mr. Angus Choi began serving as Chief Executive Officer of Joint Electronic Teller Services Limited ("JETCO") in December 2014, overseeing the company's day-to-day operations and driving the expansion of its automated teller machine ("ATM") network and payment business platform in Hong Kong and Macau.

Prior to joining JETCO, Mr. Choi was managing director for Hong Kong at TransUnion Limited where he oversaw the company's credit reporting, analytics and decisioning business.

At JETCO, Mr. Choi's objective is to enhance the value of the company's ATM platform for both users and member banks through continuous innovation and the development of cross-border capabilities. At the same time, Mr. Choi also aims at introducing diversified and sophisticated financial and payment services to help member banks expand their business and promote the development of the local financial market.

With almost 30 years of experience in the consumer credit bureau and banking sectors, Mr. Choi has also held senior positions in Citibank's and DBS' consumer and corporate banking businesses, as well as regional sales and marketing management positions at Visa International and American Express in Hong Kong and Canada.

Mr. Choi holds an Executive Master of Business Administration degree from Southern Illinois University in the United States.

Ira Dhalawong
Executive Director, Financial Services Advisory

Ira Dhalawong is an Executive Director in EY’s Advisory Practice, specialising in Digital Innovation, Solutions Architecture, and Implementation Strategy in the Banking and Financial Services Industry.

He has over 15 years’ experience leading large scale, global teams, in delivering award winning Digital solutions for multi-national banks across the world.

He is an accredited Distinguished Engineer, with strong roots in software engineering and technical architecture.

Michael Drake
Head of Business Development - Asia
Symphony Communication Services

Michael is the Head of Business Development for Asia with Symphony Communications and is based in Hong Kong. Michael also serves with FIX (Co-Chair, APAC Education and Marketing Committee and Asia Chair, Global Membership Services) and has volunteered with the group since 2009.

Before Symphony, Michael worked as the Asia Regional Director for REDI Technologies, and prior to that, with Goldman Sachs for seven years in its New York, Tokyo, and Hong Kong offices, focusing on execution sales, product development, and marketing for its electronic trading division. Michael holds a BBA from The University of Texas at Austin's Red McCombs School of Business.

Patrick Fung
Chairman, OCBC Wing Hang Bank Limited and
Chairman, Executive Committee, The Hong Kong Institute of Bankers

Dr. Patrick Yuk Bun Fung obtained his MBA degree from University of Toronto in 1973, and was awarded an Honorary Doctor of Business Administration by the Hong Kong Polytechnic University in 2001 and an Honorary Doctor of Laws by the University of Toronto in 2005. Dr. Fung joined Wing Hang Bank (currently known as OCBC Wing Hang bank) in 1976 and was appointed a Director of the Bank in 1980. He was appointed Chief Executive in 1992, and then Chairman and Chief Executive in April 1996. Dr. Fung is currently the Chairman of OCBC Wing Hang Bank Limited.

Dr. Fung is a Non-Executive Director of Miramar Hotel and Investment Company Limited. He is a honorary member of the Court and Adjunct Professor with the Faculty’s School of Accounting and Finance of the Hong Kong Polytechnic University, a court member of the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Vice President of the Hong Kong Institute of Bankers and a member of Board of Governors of The Hong Kong Philharmonic Society Ltd.

Nick Goldsmith
Commerce Consulting Leader
IBM Greater China

Nick Goldsmith is Commerce Consulting Leader for IBM Greater China. In this capacity, Nick leads a team of consultants in the region to serve the strategic accounts and drive business growth in IBM Commerce. Before that he spent years as the Application Innovation Services (AIS) Leader for IBM Global Business Services (GBS) in Hong Kong to be responsible for complex large-scale system integration, supporting clients in growing in the Front Office Transformation agenda. Nick has over 15 years’ experience with IBM Australia where he was part of the Large Deals team in GBS, focusing on selling large complex system integration multi-year opportunities in the banking, telecommunication and oil and gas sectors.

Cédric Jeannot
Founder and CEO
APrivacy Ltd

Dr. Jeannot is a cryptography and security expert and the founder and CEO of APrivacy Ltd.

APrivacy empowers the banking industry by providing them with a transparent way to secure and track their digital information anywhere, any time and on any device. APrivacy was selected by Accenture to participate in its prestigious FinTech incubation program in Hong Kong.

An expert in the field of cryptography, authentication, and key management, Dr. Jeannot leads the strategic direction, research and development efforts for all APrivacy Ltd. products. He is a frequent speaker at digital security conferences globally and has been quoted in a number of global press publications. He was named as a Canadian delegate to the G20 Young Entrepreneur summits.

Over the years, Dr. Jeannot has worked on various key security projects including security tools aimed at diplomatic and government agencies. He is also the inventor of a patented secure architecture for digital content protection in corporate environments.

Dr. Jeannot holds a PhD in Applied Security from the University of Louisville, a Masters in Computer Science from the University of Louisville and a Bachelor in Computer Science and Mathematics from the University of Montpellier, France.

Cecilia Ko
Deputy General Manager
Investor Education Centre

As the Deputy General Manager of the Investor Education Centre (IEC), a subsidiary of the Securities and Futures Commission, Ms. Ko oversees the content and resources strategy, the development and production of resources (website, interactive tools, publications and e-learning modules etc) as well as online and digital platform development. Previously, Ms. Ko worked at the Hang Seng Bank, taking charge of media relations, corporate affairs, and investor relations, as well as at the SFC on investor education prior to the establishment of the IEC in 2012.

With an academic qualification of communication, she holds a Master Degree of International and Public Affairs from The University of Hong Kong and is a member of the Treasury Markets Association.

Elaine Lai
Head of Wealth Development, Retail Banking and Wealth Management, Hong Kong
The Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation Limited

Elaine heads up the wealth development function for the business and is responsible for the overall strategy and implementation tactics for investment and deposit.

Before serving HSBC, Elaine has held various senior positions in treasury, asset management, private banking and institutional banking with renowned financial names in Hong Kong and China.

K. F. Lam
Head of Compliance
United Overseas Bank, Hong Kong Branch

K. F. is the Head of Compliance of United Overseas Bank Limited Hong Kong Branch. He has more than 13 years of AML and regulatory compliance experiences in various Asian/HK-based banking groups. Prior to his career in compliance, K. F. was an audit manager in one of the leading local banks. K. F. is a CPA (HK), a FCCA, a Certified Information Systems Auditor and a Certified Internal Auditor. He is also an ordinary member of the Hong Kong Securities and Investment Institute.

Brian Lee
Head of Operational, Technology and Treasury Risks Division
Banking Supervision Department
Hong Kong Monetary Authority

Mr. Brian Lee is the Head of Operational, Technology and Treasury Risks Division under the Banking Supervision Department of the Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA). He is in charge of all supervisory matters related to operational and technology risks and treasury activities of banks in Hong Kong, as well as the formulation of supervisory approach and guidance in relation to those risks and activities. Before taking up his present role in 2013, Mr. Lee was the Chief Representative of the New York Representative Office and had worked in various functional areas including prudential supervision, contingency planning for banking stability and establishing the Real Time Gross Settlement System in Hong Kong. During 1996 to 1997, he was seconded to the Hong Kong Mortgage Corporation Limited as the head of operations department. Prior to joining the HKMA in 1994, Mr. Lee was a senior consultant of a global management consultancy firm.

Mr. Lee is a Fellow Member of the Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants. He obtained a Master Degree of Applied Finance in Macquarie University, Australia and a Master Degree of Information Engineering in the Chinese University of Hong Kong. He also received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Computer Studies in the University of Hong Kong.

Bruno Lee
Head of Partnership, Product and Platform Development, Wealth and Asset Management, Asia
Manulife Asset Management

Mr. Bruno Lee recently joins Manulife Asset Management as the Head of Partnership, Product and Platform Development, Wealth and Asset Management, Asia. He focuses on expanding intermediary channels, securing new partners, developing wholesaling capabilities and delivering a product suite to meet the needs of customers across all channels in Asia. In addition, Mr. Lee is responsible for the Asia Investment Management Services (IMS) team, which includes manager selection, performance monitoring and review of all managers across Asia platforms.

Mr. Lee joins Manulife Asset Management from Fidelity Worldwide Investment where he was Regional Head of Retail, Asia ex-Japan. Prior to that, he was Regional Head of Wealth Management, Asia Pacific, Retail Banking and Wealth Management at HSBC in Hong Kong. Mr. Lee also held senior roles with Invesco and Fidelity Worldwide Investment in Taiwan and Hong Kong after beginning his career with HSBC in Hong Kong.

Mr. Lee is a member of the Hong Kong Securities and Futures Commission’s Product Advisory Committee and of the interim steering committee for the Hong Kong Strategy for Financial Literacy, Investor Education Centre. He has also been an executive committee member and Chairman of the Hong Kong Investment Funds Association for 2014/2015.

Bruno holds a Bachelors of Arts (Hons) in Economics from the University of Calgary in Canada and a Masters of Science in Investment Management from the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology.

Connie Leung
Senior Financial Services Industry Director, Industry and Global Accounts - Asia
Microsoft Corporation

Connie Leung is the Senior Financial Services Industry Director of Worldwide Industry and Global Accounts Asia. Connie is responsible for driving high level engagement and sales within Financial Services Industry. She provides strategic direction and leadership for all aspects of the Financial Services business, including Banking, Capital Markets and Insurance. Connie brings many years of diversified industry experience in banking & finance with vertical business segment such as payments, treasury, trade and supply chain, technology & infra-structure, sales and management experience to this role.

Before joining Microsoft, Connie was a Director, Payments & Trade markets, Asia Pacific at SWIFT responsible for corporate, payments and trade markets activities in Asia Pacific. She was with SWIFT since March 2006 initially focusing on launching the new Trade Services Utility (ICCBPO) to the market and moved into her last position in September 2010 to develop SWIFT’s corporate, payments and trade business in Asia Pacific.

Prior to joining SWIFT, Connie held management positions with various financial information services providers including as Misys, Surecomp and Fidelity Information Services, offering trade finance, core banking, treasury and payment systems to banks. Prior to that, Connie served as vice president and in other management roles for companies such as smart card management system, credit card payment terminals and internet e-commerce portals for the financial sector.

Connie has a strong track record in sales, marketing and is capable of bringing innovative solutions to the financial market. She is a regular speaker at industry events such as Eurofinance, Asia Trade Finance week, Exporta, Finance Asia, APEC and Euromoney events and contributor to media and publications such as GTR, The Asian Banker, The Asset, Finance Asia and the BAFT newsletter. Connie holds an honors degree in Computer Science and is fluent in English and Chinese.

Jacky Leung
Director, Compliance - Asia Pacific
The Bank of Nova Scotia

Jacky Leung has around 20 years of risk and compliance experience in the banking and finance industry. He started with KPMG as the external auditor and the Hong Kong Monetary Authority in the banking supervision division. Jacky had also worked in the commercial sector, i.e. Socgen group, HSBC and Natixis, for various business lines, including brokerage, corporate banking and wholesale banking within the Asia Pacific region.

Jacky is also one of the founding council members of the Asia Financial Risk Think Tank and founding committees of the Institute of Operational Risk – Asia Chapter.

Alan Luk(陸庭龍)
Head of Private Banking and Trust Services
Hang Seng Bank

Mr. Alan Luk is Head of Private Banking and Trust Services at Hang Seng Bank. He oversees the Bank's private banking and trust services business, providing wealth management services to meet the various needs of high-net-worth customers. Prior to joining Hang Seng, Mr. Luk held senior positions such as Treasurer at a number of international banks in Hong Kong.

Mr. Luk has a Master of Sciences in Global Finance jointly awarded by the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology and New York University STERN Business School.

Edgar Ma
Director of Compliance

Edgar is a Director and Country Anti-Money Laundering Compliance Officer (AMLCO) of Citibank Hong Kong. He has more than 20 years of audit, regulatory and banking compliance experience. He assumed the role of AMLCO in last 15 years with Citibank and is one of the most experienced practitioner in the banking industry. Prior to his career with Citibank, he worked for Hong Kong Monetary Authority and Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu.

Edgar is a CPA, graduated from York University of Canada, and has a MBA (Manchester Business School) and a LLM (City University).

Kyran McCarthy
Partner, Asia-Pacific Head of AML & Sanctions Services

Kyran has more than 19 years of experience in the financial, banking and gaming services sectors where he has led major Asia Pacific assessments of AML operations including reviews of transaction monitoring systems, processes and organisational structures, investigations of suspicious activities, as well as gap analysis.

He has provided recommendations for the design and implementation of AML and sanctions compliance programmes for global and local banks with operations in multiple Asian countries to ensure they meet local and regional regulatory expectations.

He has also led large KYC remediation projects and regulatory compliance programme assessments, as well as helped banks and gaming operators create effective governance structures for their AML programmes.

Kyran has led financial crime and fraud investigations for a number of global financial institutions (including a recent Asia-wide investigation into potential rogue trader activity).

He has also led regional AML and sanctions compliance due diligence exercises for major IPO and M&A transactions.

Kyran frequently speaks about AML regulatory developments and compliance challenges, economic sanctions, bribery and corruption risks. He has conducted training for several global financial institutions and gaming operators in China, Hong Kong, Macau, Taiwan and Thailand.

Stewart McGlynn (麥敬倫)
Head, Anti-Money Laundering and Financial Crime Risk
Banking Supervision
Hong Kong Monetary Authority

Mr. Stewart McGlynn is a Division Head with the Hong Kong Monetary Authority, responsible for anti-money laundering and financial crime risk. In addition to supervision of the HKMA's AML/CFT specialist on-site examination teams, Mr. McGlynn also oversees AML/CFT policy development and represents the HKMA in a variety of AML forums including the Financial Action Task Force and the Basel Committee's Anti-Money Laundering Expert Group. Prior to joining the HKMA Mr. McGlynn served as a Police Officer for over 20 years in both the UK and Hong Kong, with his last post being the deputy head of the Hong Kong Joint Financial Intelligence Unit.

Paul McSheaffrey
Partner, Financial Services

Paul has nearly 11 years experience in Hong Kong serving a wide range of financial institutions, having previously worked for KPMG in the UK for eight years.

Paul has worked with a range of international Financial Institutions in Hong Kong and around the AsiaPac region providing audit, assurance and risk compliance services. Paul has worked with clients in the investment banking, private banking & wealth management and commercial banking sectors.

Paul is KPMG's Head of Banking in Hong Kong, is a member of the HKICPA Banking Regulatory Liaison Committee, is a member of the British Chamber of Commerce Financial Markets Committee and is a member of the Accreditation and Examination Committee of the Private Wealth Management Association.

Michael Mudd
Managing Partner
Asia Policy Partners LLC

Michael (Mike) Mudd is the Managing Partner of Asia Policy Partners LLC (APP) an IT strategy and trade policy advisory firm. Prior to this he was with Riverbed Technology and Standard Chartered Bank, where he was a Senior Manager in the trade banks online commerce department, joining the bank from Noble Group  where he was head of the ecommerce division.

He is a member of the Government of Hong Kong’s Expert Group on Cloud Computing. He holds committee positions on IT Policy, FinTech and Cloud in the Hong Kong Computer Society; also The Overseas security advisory Council OSAC , where he is on the Senior Advisory Board for Hong Kong, as well as other chambers and associations in the region.

He is the chief representative of the Open Computing Alliance for APAC & MENA. He is an appointed technical expert to JTC-1 of the ISO and presents to APEC, on Secure Technology, Business Continuity and Cloud Computing. He has been the Chairman of the IT, IPR and Telecom Committee for Amcham Hanoi since 2007. He is concurrently the APAC Ambassador for the Cloud Credential Council and actively participates in the work of the Asia Cloud Computing Association.

Anthony Francis Neoh (梁定邦先生)
Former Chair, HKSFC and
Former Chief Advisor, CSRC

Anthony Neoh, QC, SC is former Chairman of the Hong Kong Securities and Futures Commission, former Chief Advisor of the China Securities Regulatory Commission and is a leading member of the Hong Kong Bar specialising in international litigation and arbitration and financial regulatory matters. He continues to serve on the International Advisory Council of the China Securities Regulatory Commission and is and Independent Non-Executive Director of China Life Limited, Citic Limited and ICBC. He lectures frequently domestically and internationally on current issues of financial regulation and current legal issues in litigation and arbitration, and continues to teach in various universities both in China and abroad. He was Visiting Professor at many universities, including Peking, Tsinghua, Harvard Universities and currently is Dean's Visiting Professor of the Business Faculty at the National University of Singapore. His research interests are in Financial and Legal History and current issues of financial regulation.

Kevin Pool

As the CTO for the TIBCO Asia region, Kevin Pool is responsible for helping TIBCO customers envision and execute on their corporate transformation objectives.

Over the past 16 years he has worked with over 100 organizations on the vision and implementation of initiatives for taking their business to new levels of capability. A few of the notable companies that Mr. Pool has had extensive involvement with include FedEx, Allstate, ING, KPN, Qwest Communications, AT&T, Citibank, Cigna, DBS, Reliance Industries and the Hong Kong Jockey Club.

Prior to joining TIBCO, Mr. Pool led development and integration organizations at Great-West Health Insurance and 360networks, and also built and led an integration professional services team which implemented order management and provisioning systems for Sprint, Level 3, Williams and Worldcom.

Kevin has a Masters of Science in Space Systems Management from Webster University in Denver Colorado and a Bachelor of Science in Robotics from Western Washington State University.

Fred Pucci
Global Head of Compliance Markets
ANZ Bank

Fred is the Global Head of Compliance for the Markets business of ANZ Bank globally, which includes the origination, sales, structuring and trading activities for debt, commodities, foreign exchange, derivative and money market products. He also leads the Surveillance and Derivatives Reform teams for ANZ.

Prior to joining ANZ in 2010, Fred was at Nomura and ASIC, and previously a Partner at Blake Dawson (Ashurst). He holds a Master of Laws from Georgetown University Law Center in Washington DC and Economics and Law degrees from the University of Sydney. He is based in Hong Kong.

Peter Stephens
Head of Regulatory Architecture & APAC CTO

Peter Stephens is the enterprise architect globally responsible for the Strategic Regulatory Initiatives at UBS AG and is the representative for the UBS CTO in Asia Pacific. He also contributes to UBS' innovation initiatives through engaging enthusiastically with the local FinTech start-up community and hosting internal Hackathons at UBS. Peter has been with UBS since 2003, working in a variety of technology roles in EMEA and Asia Pacific. Peter's earlier career at UBS had a deep focus on Banking Operations technology. Peter has been based in Hong Kong since 2008, when he relocated from the UK with his family.

Before joining UBS, Peter worked as a consultant for the Financial Services consulting practices at IBM and PwC, both based out of London. Peter holds a Masters in Electronic and Electrical Engineering from Leeds University. In his spare time, Peter enjoys coaching his son's rugby team, trail running in the hills of Hong Kong and dabbling with some client-side development to help his wife's business.

Michael Thomas
Wolters Kluwer Financial Services

With more than 40 years of experience, Michael Thomas is an expert in financial risk management, anti-money laundering and counter terrorist financing with strong insight into Asian markets.

Based in Shanghai, Michael leads Wolters Kluwer Financial Services' business development and operations in North Asia, including greater China, and currently overseas a team more than 70 individuals.

Michael was the founder of STB Systems, which he grew for 20 years and which now forms the Lombard Risk regulatory offering. Formerly led Asia-Pacific operations at Lombard Risk, he took responsibility for building a new off-shore software and product development centre in Shanghai and was director for all Asia operations. Previously he was a specialist in systems security and computer audit with Chemical Bank and Chase Manhattan.

Michael has been the presenter and speaker on anti-money laundering at conferences across the Asia Pacific region. He regularly provides insight on anti-money laundering and counter-terrorist financing issues to business and industry trade publications, including CNBC Asia, South China Morning Post, China Business News and The Business Times.

Tse Kwok Leung
Head of Policy & Economic Research
Bank of China (Hong Kong)

Mr. Tse Kwok Leung currently serves as head of Policy & Economic Research at Bank of China (Hong Kong). He was appointed as an Associate Member of the Central Policy Unit of The Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region in February 2013 to February 2015. Mr. Tse has been serving the banking sector in Hong Kong for over 20 years, mainly responsible for economic research. With years of economic research experience, he has authored many reports on various economic and financial issues for decision making. Mr. Tse obtained his Ph.D in Economics from Fudan University.

Kenneth Tsin
Head of Channel Management & Operations Department
The Bank of East Asia, Limited

Mr. Kenneth Tsin is Head of Channel Management & Operations Department at The Bank of East Asia. Kenneth has extensive experience in retail banking, marketing, and project development. His current responsibilities include formulation of network and channel strategies, e-business development, call center operation, customer relationship management and digital marketing.

Kenneth holds a Master of Laws, and a Master of Business Administration. He also has just completed a programme in Master of Science in Electronic Commerce & Internet Computing.

Ernest Wang
General Manager
Shanghai Terra Nova Telecom Co., Ltd

Ernest joined Shanghai Terra Nova as General Manager in 1998 and he has been playing a key role in setting the firm's strategic direction as well as business development.

In 2007, he created the mobile ATM solution for Citibank China which won the Best Services Award by Citi group in 2008. He created "Smart branch solution" in 2009 and the solution was chosen by Citibank China as the very first bank transformation pilot globally. In 2010, the solution won the Best Innovation Award by Citi group.

Ernest has proven over the years in his ability to turn cutting edge technology, art and math into true business value. His slogan is providing measurable, valuable, reliable and state of the art services to customers.

Wang Ping
Vice President
China Central Depository & Clearing

WANG Ping has made valuable contribution to the development and infrastructure in Chinese bond market. He participated in the construction of interbank-bond market operation infrastructure, PBOC open market operation, Renminbi bond issuance system, as well as national book-entry system's construction, assessment and operation. He was also responsible for the construction of Chinabond integrated business platform, and the strategic planning of the development of China’s capital market. He has authored publications on the payment system worldwide and standarisation of Chinas financial electronic system. WANG Ping joined CCDC since 1996. Before, he worked at the accounting department of PBOC before working as vice president at China Securities Trading System Co., Ltd.

Dominic Wu
Managing Director and Senior Risk Manager, APAC
BNY Mellon

Dominic Wu (邬思彦) is the Managing Director and Senior Risk Manager with BNY Mellon (美国纽约梅隆银行) for APAC. Dominic having 20+ years of experience in banking, securities, assets management and consultancy. Dominic is a qualified accountant, fraud examiner and professional risk manager and did his MBA from University of Hull, UK. He is sought out speaker in risk management and provides training to the regulators, universities, financial institutions and professional bodies. He is advisor to the various universities and professional associations in HK, China and Singapore. He has linked up with the industry and the academics as well as university students to conduct research in current financial topics and risk management techniques. He has written articles and whitepapers where are published in Chinese and Western public and government media. He is currently the Chairman of Hong Kong Chapter of the Institute of Operational Risk (IOR) and Asia Financial Risk Think Tank.

Andy Xie
Independent Economist

Dr. Andy Xie is an independent Economist based in Shanghai. Dr. Xie was named "50 Most Influential Persons in Finance" by Bloomberg in 2013.

Dr. Xie is one of the few economists who have accurately predicted economic bubbles including the Southeast Asian Financial Crisis (1997) and the US Subprime Financial Crisis (2008).

Dr. Xie joined Morgan Stanley in 1997 and held the role of Managing Director and Head of the firm's Asia/Pacific economics team until 2006. Prior to that he spent two years with Macquarie Bank in Singapore, where he was an associate director in corporate finance.

He also spent five years as an economist with the World Bank, which he joined through the Young Professionals Program. Dr. Xie was responsible for the World Bank programs in industry and finance in Indonesia and telecom and power programs in other Asia-Pacific countries.

Dr. Xie earned a PhD in economics in 1990 and an MS in civil engineering in 1987 from the Massachusetts.

Winnie Yeung
Managing Director

Miss Winnie Yeung is the Managing Director of Cimigo. Prior to joining the company, she was the director of Customized Research at The Nielsen Company, Hong Kong. She had additional roles of champion of banking, insurance and finance industry group and is an expert in the realm of customer and employee satisfaction/ mystery shopper studies.

Winnie is a research expert with over 19 years of experience. She handles clients from all kinds of industries including public utilities, telecommunications, transportation, Fast Moving Consumer Good (FMCG), the insurance and finance sector, the pharmaceutical industry, retail and statutory bodies. She has vast experience of designing local or cross-country research projects; specifically projects relating to customer and employee satisfaction and loyalty, mystery shopping, new product launches and brand building. Prior to joining The Nielsen Company, she worked for Taylor Nelson Sofres.

Winnie holds a Bachelor degree of Social Science from the Chinese University of Hong Kong, major in Psychology and minor in Sociology.

Benny Yim
Independent Consultant

Benny embarked his banking career on a path that is uncommon among other banking executives. Having earned his Bachelor of Science Degree in Industrial Engineering, Benny’s goal was to integrate his natural savvy in science into the area of banking and finance. The best way to do this, he deliberated, was growing together with the industry and staying close to the heartbeat of management. Thus Benny kept rejuvenating himself throughout his career in banking — from retail banking to investment banking, from operations to risk management, from process management to information management, from Hong Kong to all over the Asia Pacific Rim. In those years, Benny further broadened his academic horizon by acquiring a Master of Science Degree in E-Business Management.

Right now Benny positions himself as an independent consultant servicing a number of different industries offering strategic perspective, thought leadership and executive education to corporations of all kinds.

Anna Yip
Head of Hong Kong and Macau
MasterCard 香港及澳门总经理

Anna Yip is head of Hong Kong and Macau, MasterCard. In this position, she is responsible for developing strategy across the two markets and forging close business alliances with customer financial institutions, while developing and promoting MasterCard products and services in line with market demands.

A Hong Kong native, Ms. Yip joined MasterCard in 2013 as head of Greater China, MasterCard Advisors, the professional services arm of MasterCard which provides proprietary analysis and solutions. Based in Hong Kong, she was responsible for the operation and growth of the business in the Greater China region.

Prior to joining MasterCard, Ms. Yip was the managing director for Corporate Planning and International Strategy at United Overseas Bank in Singapore. Previously, she was a partner with McKinsey & Company in Greater China where she founded and led the Asia Retail and Wholesale Payments practice and co–led the Asia Financial Institutional Group. Over her 12-year tenure with McKinsey she advised banks, non-bank financial institutions and funds on strategy, mergers & acquisitions and organizational issues.

Janette Yu
Head of Legal & Compliance Department
China Construction Bank (Asia) Corporation Limited

Ms. Janette Yu is the General Manager and Head of Legal & Compliance of China Construction Bank (Asia) Corporation Limited.

Ms. Yu has vast experience in banking compliance and internal control. Prior to joining China Construction Bank (Asia) in 2011, Ms. Yu has worked for the Securities and Futures Commission and taken up senior positions at a number of international financial institutions, namely Citibank, DBS Bank, ABN AMRO and Credit Suisse. Ms. Yu holds an MBA and Bachelor’s Degrees in Laws and Economics.

Yu Shengfa


Edge Zarrella
Partner, Clients and Innovation Partner

Edge is a senior consultancy partner with a career spanning more than 20 years in Business and IT advisory. As KPMG's Clients and Innovation Partner, Edge is responsible for driving new products and services across KPMG's client base in Asia Pacific. Edge’s areas of specialisation include strategy, governance, data & analytics, payments and off shoring. He work covers many countries across Asia Pacific including Hong Kong, China, India, Japan, Australia, Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Vietnam, Korea and the Philippines.

As the lead advisory partner on some of the firm's largest financial services clients Edge has a strong working knowledge of the business issues facing many global and regional banking institutions. He has deep knowledge of retail, corporate and investment banking businesses and is one of the firm’s leading advisors in the payments' space.

Edge has been the Lead Partner on numerous global and regional strategy and transformation projects for large banking institutions. He has significant experience in writing and developing business and IT strategic plans for clients across Asia and Globally and has led many strategic reviews of governance, organisation, applications, projects and expenditure of technology departments.


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