Opening Keynote Speaker
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Tsang Chun-wah, John
Financial Secretary
The Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region

Mr. Tsang spent his secondary school years in La Salle College in Hong Kong and Stuyvesant High School in New York City. He pursued his interest in architecture at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and went on to receive a Master Degree in Bilingual Education from Boston State College and a Master Degree in Public Administration from Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government.

Mr. Tsang worked in the Boston Public Schools prior to joining the Hong Kong civil service in November 1982. As a member of the Administrative Service, he served in a number of posts, including Administrative Assistant to the Financial Secretary, Assistant Director-General of Trade and Private Secretary to the Governor.

Mr. Tsang served following reunification in a number of different capacities, including Director General of the London Economic and Trade Office, Commissioner of Customs and Excise, Secretary for Planning and Lands and Permanent Secretary for Housing, Planning and Lands (Planning and Lands).

Mr. Tsang was appointed Secretary for Commerce, Industry and Technology in August 2003. He chaired the successfully concluded World Trade Organization Ministerial Conference in Hong Kong in December 2005. He was appointed Director of the Chief Executive’s Office in January 2006 and has been serving as Financial Secretary since 1 July 2007.

Mr. Tsang is married with two children.

Regulatory Keynote Speaker
Arthur Yuen
Deputy Chief Executive, Hong Kong Monetary Authority, and
Deputy Chairman, Executive Committee, The Hong Kong Institute of Bankers

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.

Elite Speakers
Ivy Au Yeung
Chief Executive Officer, Hong Kong

Ivy Au Yeung is CEO, ANZ Hong Kong. She is responsible for directing and supporting the expansion of a full banking service platform in Hong Kong, which includes overseeing the International, Global, Retail/Wealth and Private Bank businesses.

An international banker with over 26 years experience, Ms. Au Yeung has a strong track record in Relationship Management, Credit and Product Management across Asia Pacific, including bringing the Hsinchu International Bank in Taiwan to become a profit contributing business unit to Standard Chartered Bank.

In her earlier role at ANZ, Ivy Au Yeung was Managing Director, ANZ Commercial Banking Asia Pacific from 2011 to 2014. During this time she has built out a fledgling business across eight markets in Asia, delivering significant revenue growth, whilst also managing the well established Pacific business across twelve diverse markets.

Ms. Au Yeung holds an MBA from University of Sydney and is a member of Australian Society of CPA. She has served in the fund raising committee of the Vocational Training Council of Hong Kong. She is also a Director of Read Cycling, a Hong Kong based organization which she co-founded in 2009 to promote the joy of reading and access to literature for disadvantaged sections of the community.

Ms. Au Yeung is married with two children.

Huang Hong
Deputy Chief Executive
Bank of China (Hong Kong) Limited

Aged 54, is the Deputy Chief Executive of the Group with overall responsibility for the financial market businesses which include Global Transaction Banking, Global Markets, Investment Management, Insurance, Asset Management and other capital market-related businesses. He is also a Director of BOC Life, a Director and Chairman of BOCI-Prudential Trustee Limited and BOC Group Trustee Company Limited. Mr. HUANG joined BOC in February 1981 and, since then, he has assumed various positions in Foreign Exchange Department of BOC London Branch and Treasury Department of BOC Shanghai Branch. He used to be the Department Head of Capital Planning Department, BOC Shanghai Branch since June 1999. From March 2002, he served as the Deputy General Manager of BOC Shanghai Branch. From February 2007 to June 2013, Mr. HUANG was the General Manager of BOC Luxembourg Branch, Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer of Bank of China (Luxembourg) S.A. He was the Chairman of the Board of Bank of China (Suisse) S.A. from April 2010 to September 2012 and the Chairman of the Board of BOC (Suisse) Fund Management S.A. from April 2010 to Dec 2010. With over 30 years' working experience in banking industry, Mr. HUANG possesses comprehensive banking knowledge and solid experience in management. Mr. HUANG obtained a MBA Degree co-organised by the East China University of Science and Technology and the University of Canberra, Australia.

Liu Mingkang
Former Chairman
China Banking Regulatory Commission


Mr. LIU Mingkang served as the first Chairman of the China Banking Regulatory Commission (CBRC) between March 2003 and October 2011. He is a member of the 17th Central Committee of the Communist Party of China. He is the Deputy Director of the Committee for Economic Affairs of the National Committee of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference.

He was a member of the Monetary Policy Committee of the People’s Bank of China. Before heading the CBRC, Mr. LIU held various positions in both banking institutions and government agencies, including, among others, Chairman and President of Bank of China (BOC) (February 2000 - March 2003), Chairman of China Everbright Group (July 1999 - June 2000), Deputy Governor of the People’s Bank of China (March 1998 - July 1999), Deputy Governor of China Development Bank (January 1994 - March 1998), Deputy Governor of Fujian province and Secretary-General of the Fujian Provincial Government (January 1993 - January 1994).

Mr. LIU received the MBA degree and the honorary doctorate both from the City University of London.

Mr. LIU also serves as a senior fellow of Hong Kong Institute of Bankers. He was a member of Financial Stability Board (FSB), vice chairman of the Standing Committee on Supervisory and Regulatory Cooperation under the FSB, a member of the Governance Body of the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision (BCBS), and a director of the Board of International Center for Leadership in Finance (ICLIF), Bank Negara Malaysia and vice chairman of International Institute of Finance. He also served as a member of the advisory council of the Daimler-Chrysler Group.

He is the Distinguished Research Fellow at the Institute of Global Economics and Finance of Chinese University of Hong Kong and is the honorary Dean of the Lingnan (University) College of Sun Yet-Sen University. He is also the Distinguished Fellow at the Fung Global Institute. Mr. LIU sits on the International Advisory Boards of both Guanghua Management School of Peking University and the School of Economics and Management of Tsinghua University. He also serves as an honorary or visiting professor at quite a few reputable universities.

In 2010, CBRC and Mr. LIU himself were jointly named the Risk Manager of the year 2009 by the Global Association of Risk Professionals (GARP). In April 2012, he was granted Lifetime Achievement Award by The Asian Banker Magazine. He was also an invitee of the ASPEN Institute and Group of 30 and many other important international economic and financial meetings.


1985.01--1987.02 英国伦敦城市大学研究生院工商管理学硕士学位
2001.11 英国伦敦城市大学名誉博士学位
1979--1993.01 先后在中国银行江苏省分行、伦敦分行和福建省分行工作
1993.01--1994.01 福建省副省长兼省政府秘书长
1994.01--1998.03 国家开发银行副行长
1998.03--1999.03 中国人民银行副行长
1999.03--1999.07 中国人民银行副行长
1999.07--2000.06 中国光大(集团)总公司董事长
2000.02--2003.03 中国银行董事长、行长

他担任香港银行学会资深会士、曾任金融稳定理事会成员及金融稳定理事会下设的监管合作常设委员会副主席、巴塞尔银行监管委员会决策委员会成员以及马来西亚中央银行下属金融领导力国际中心董事会董事、国际金融协会副主席、Daimler-Chrysler Group国际咨询委员会委员等职务。

目前担任北京大学光华管理学院国际咨询委员会委员、清华大学经管学院国际咨询委员会委员,中山大学岭南学院名誉院长, 中国浦东干部学院教授,香港中文大学全球经济及金融研究所BCT银联集团杰出研究员,香港中文大学商学院教授,香港经纶国际经济研究员杰出研究员,以及许多知名大学教授。

2010年,中国银监会及刘明康本人被全球风险管理学会(GARP)授予2009年全球风险管理大奖。2012年获亚洲银行家杂志终身成就奖。他还是美国著名的ASPEN Institute和G30的特邀嘉宾。

May Tan
Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer
Standard Chartered Bank (Hong Kong) Limited

May Tan is currently Chief Executive Officer of Standard Chartered Bank (Hong Kong) Limited (“SCBHK”).

May joined the Bank in 2009 as Global Head, Equity Corporate Finance. With over 30 years of extensive experience in the financial industry, she has been instrumental in deepening the Bank’s client relationships and in enhancing its equities capability, providing a comprehensive suite of services for clients. In April 2012, May was appointed Vice Chair, Asia accountable for governance and senior client coverage for Corporate Banking in the region. May has also been on the board of SCBHK since 2009.

Before joining Standard Chartered, May was the Chief Executive Officer of Cazenove Asia since 1993, and was a partner of Cazenove and Co. Cazenove Asia became part of SCBHK on January 2009 and May seamlessly integrated Cazenove Asia’s cash equities and equity capital market business into the Bank.

May has made significant contribution to Hong Kong through numerous public roles she has held. May is Chairman of the Hong Kong Interbank Clearing Limited, and is the Vice Chairman of the Hong Kong Association of Banks. She is a member of the Banking Advisory Committee of the Hong Kong Monetary Authority. May sits on the Listing Committee and the Risk Management Committee of the Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Limited and was a member of the Takeovers and Mergers Panel and the Takeovers Appeal Committee of the Securities and Futures Commission during 2001-2013. May is an Independent Non-Executive Director of The Link Management Limited since February 2013.

As a champion in supporting charitable causes, May has been active in Oxfam Hong Kong since 2008 and is now Vice Chairman as well as a member of the Finance and Audit Committee.

Ms. Tan is a chartered accountant and a member of the Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants.

Samuel N. Tsien
Group Chief Executive Officer

Mr. Samuel N. Tsien was appointed Group Chief Executive Officer on April 15, 2012 and to the Board of OCBC Bank on February 13, 2014. He joined OCBC Bank in Singapore in July 2007 as Senior Executive Vice President, managing the Group’s corporate and commercial banking business. In 2008, he assumed the position as Global Head of Global Corporate Bank with added responsibilities of overseeing the financial institution and transaction banking businesses. Mr. Tsien has 36 years of banking experience. Prior to joining OCBC Bank, he was the President and Chief Executive Officer of China Construction Bank (Asia) based in Hong Kong. From 1995 to 2006, he was President and Chief Executive Officer of Bank of America (Asia), and Asia Consumer and Commercial Banking Group Executive of Bank of America Corporation. Mr. Tsien is presently Chairman of OCBC China and a Commissioner of OCBC NISP. He also serves on the boards of major OCBC Group companies, including Great Eastern Holdings, Bank of Singapore Ltd, OCBC Malaysia and OCBC Al-Amin. He is concurrently Chairman of the Association of Banks in Singapore since June 2013 and is also a Director of Mapletree Investments Pte Ltd. Mr. Tsien holds a Bachelor of Arts with Honors in Economics from the University of California, Los Angeles.

Yuan Leiming
General Manager, Small and Micro Financial Services Group of Alibaba Group Holding Limited, and
Chief Executive Officer, Zhao Cai Bao


Yuan Leiming serves as General Manager of Small and Financial Services Group of Alibaba Group Holding Limited and Chief Executive Officer of Zhao Cai Bao. He joined Alibaba Group in 2005. Prior to joining Alibaba Group, he worked at the Strategic Development Department of China UnionPay.

Leiming holds a Master Degree of Law from Peking University.



Other Leading Speakers
(Speakers are listed in alphabetical order of their last name)
Blanche Chan
Head of Human Resources
Shanghai Commercial Bank

Blanche is currently the Head of Human Resources of Shanghai Commercial Bank. She has over 20 years all-round HR experience and her areas of experience include compensation & benefits, policy development, client advisory, manpower planning, career development, administration of assessment centre, recruitment and selection.

Prior to joining Shanghai Commercial Bank in June 2013, she was Head of Human Resources Hong Kong of DBS Bank, at which she spent 9 years. Prior to that, she worked at HSBC for 15 years mostly where she started her career in Human Resources.

Blanche holds a Master of Business Administration from The Chinese University of Hong Kong and a Bachelor of Social Sciences (Major in Economics) from The University of Hong Kong.

Andy Chen
Head of China
Chappuis Halder & Co


Mr. Andy Chen is currently Head of China for Chappuis Halder & Co. He has advised many of his Financial Services clients on how to integrate risk into strategic decision making and financial performance, and developing corporate risk monitoring as well as implementing many innovative ideas on customer analytics, digital marketing and wealth management

Mr. Chen possesses more than 15 years of experience in the banking and consulting industry. Prior to CH&Co, he was a Principal at the Boston Consulting group covering Greater China for Financial Services and before that he had also served in Credit Suisse Asset Management and Barclays Capital.


陈先生拥有超过 15 年的银行业务和咨询行业的经验。在夏博尔德之前, 他是波士顿顾问公司大中华区的董事经理。在此之前,他也曾在瑞士信贷和中国工商银行资产管理部门和巴克莱资本任积。


  • FRM (Financial Risk Manager) & Member of the Global Association of Risk Professional (GARP) 2008
  • PMP (Project Manager Professional)
  • Executive MBA – Chinese university of HK
  • Stanford University – Quantitative finance program
  • Master of Electrical Engineering and Management – Imperial College London
Margaret W Cheng
Managing Director, Group Head of Human Resources
Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Limited

Ms. Margaret Cheng is the Group Head of HR for the Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Limited which is a leading global operator of securities and derivatives markets and clearing house and one of the world’s largest by market capitalization. Ms. Cheng joined HKEx in August 2013 to provide leadership on human capital strategies for the Group. Prior to joining HKEx, Ms. Cheng has been with HSBC for 12 years where she held various HR leadership positions in Hong Kong and Shanghai.

Ms. Cheng is a seasoned HR professional with extensive experience across workforce planning, reward and strategic HR leadership roles. She had worked in major financial institutions such as Citigroup, J.P. Morgan and Bank of America. Ms. Cheng is active in supporting the development of HR professionalism in Hong Kong. She is a Fellow Member and serves as Vice President of the Hong Kong Institute of Human Resources Management and is the Chairlady of the Personnel Committee of the Hong Kong Management Association. In 2014 Ms. Cheng was appointed as the Vice Chairman of the Cross-Industry Training Advisory Committee (CITAC) for human resource management under the Education Bureau of HKSAR Government. She is also an active member on numerous career advisory boards of tertiary institutions in HK.

Ms. Cheng was born and raised in HK. She received her BA degree in HR Management from California State University and holds an MBA from Kellogg Business School, Northwestern University and HKUST.

Gavin Coles
Regional Head of Anti-Money Laundering (CPB)
Citi Private Bank

Gavin Coles joined Citi in late 2011 as the APAC AML Regional Head of the Private Bank. Citi Private Bank has centres in Singapore, Hong Kong, and India, with clients originating from across the Asian region. The role involves AML advisory services to business and senior management with specific focus on senior public figures, investigations / SAR decisions, regulatory change, and analysis of more complex individual relationships and transactions.

Following a role in a UK pre-FSA regulator between 1992-1997, from 1997-2001 Gavin worked at the UK FIU - the National Criminal Intelligence Service. This period included a secondment to the Cabinet Office engaged on a Prime Ministerial project which led to the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002. After leaving public service in 2001, he has worked for a range of Banks and consultancy services in the UK and Australia, with a specialization in AML, sanctions, and terrorist financing issues. Up until mid-2011, he was a Director of the Australasian chapter of ACAMS.

Gavin frequently presents to regulatory and compliance forums on AML regulatory issues, laundering typologies, and wider financial crime issues.

Chrisol Correia
General Manager - AML International
LexisNexis Risk Solutions

Mr. Chrisol Correia is General Manager, AML - International for LexisNexis Risk Solutions. Based in London, he is responsible for managing and developing international AML solutions, including WorldCompliance data solutions for third party risk screening, as well as for international identification verification solutions. Areas of regulatory compliance expertise include AML-KYC, real-time transaction filtering, negative media monitoring and anti-bribery and corruption compliance.

Mr. Correia has over 13 years' experience in developing compliance data solutions, primarily for the financial services sector. He has worked with clients in over 30 countries and is a regular speaker at industry events.

Matthew Field
Vice President Professional Services, Asia Pacific
Wolters Kluwer Financial Services

Matthew Field joined Wolters Kluwer Financial Services as Vice President Professional Services in January 2013. Prior to joining Wolters Kluwer Financial Services, Mr. Field was Managing Director of the Asean region at Protiviti, where he successfully built and managed a professional services practice and helped to establish the Protiviti brand as a leader in risk and business consulting in Southeast Asia.

A citizen of both the UK and Australia, Mr. Field graduated in Telecommunications & Technology from Guildford University before joining IBM in the UK and then the Middle East. He has spent the last 15 years leading professional services practices in Asia Pacific including Arthur Andersen’s risk consulting practice in Indonesia, and its Asia Pacific Business Systems Risk Management team plus PT Multipolar, one of IBM’s largest distributors in Indonesia, with an emphasis on IT based consulting in the financial services industry.

Mr. Field has 30 years' experience in risk management, information technology, and business consulting in executive, partner level and senior management positions, and broad experience of C-level interactions.

Patrick Fung
Chairman, Wing Hang Bank, Ltd., 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 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 Wing Hang Bank.

Dr. Fung is a Non-Executive Director of Miramar Hotel and Investment Company Limited. He is a member of the Court 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.

Simon Gleave
Partner, Asia Pacific Regional Head, Financial Services

Simon is the Asia Pacific Regional head of Financial Services and partner in charge of the Financial Services for China. He has been working in Beijing since 2001 and has been involved in the IPO projects of China Construction Bank and CITIC Bank, and most recently China Everbright Bank as well as the restructuring of banks across Europe and Asia.

He is currently the global lead partner for Industrial and Commercial bank of China and CITIC Group audits. Simon also acts as the lead partner for a number of Chinese clients listed on the Hong Kong stock market. He has worked in assisting a number of banks and other financial institutions in transforming their finance and business practices during the restructuring and reform prior to accessing capital markets.

Simon was the engagement partner for the Hong Kong Monetary Authority Consultancy Study on the Hong Kong banking sector providing recommendations to improve market regulation, which included interest rate deregulation and deposit protection.

Nick Griffith
Head, North Asia and Australia

Nick Griffith is Head of North Asia and Australia for Wealth-X, the leading provider of qualified prospects and intelligence on ultra high net worth (UHNW) individuals.

Nick is responsible for business development in the region. Before joining Wealth-X, Nick founded World-Check in Asia Pacific in 2001, the global leader in providing compliance data to the banking and finance industry.

Nick has more than 15 years experience in managing and building businesses in the data industry.

He has a degree in business studies and a post-graduate diploma in International Marketing from Kingston University, London.

Peter Guy
Regulation Asia

Peter has an extensive career in investment, banking and financial journalism. Currently, he is the Editor-in-Chief of Regulation Asia, a site that provides leading coverage, analysis and conferences about financial service regulation in Asia. He is also a regular business columnist for the South China Morning Post where he covers investment, wealth management and financial issues. His banking career included senior management positions in investment banking and asset management at CLSA Capital and the World Bank Group.

Vincent Hui
General Manager & Head of Personal Banking Division
The Bank of East Asia


Mr. Vincent Hui is responsible for overseeing the Bank’s personal banking businesses in Hong Kong, including credit card, consumer finance, property loans, branch distribution and services, channel management & operations and marketing.

Vincent has extensive experience in retail banking, marketing, operation and administration, project development and technological application. In the past years, Vincent has led his team in orchestrating a number of innovative product launches and marketing campaigns which have received local and regional recognition.

Vincent holds a Master Degree of Science in Electronic Commerce and Internet Computing from The University of Hong Kong and an Associateship from The Hong Kong Institute of Bankers.




Helen Kan
Executive Director and Alternate Chief Executive Officer
China CITIC Bank International Limited


Mrs. Helen Kan is currently the Executive Director and Alternate Chief Executive Officer of China CITIC Bank International Limited.

Helen is a financial service industry leader with global, regional and HK/China experiences for almost 30 years. Currently, she sits on the Board of China CITIC Bank International Limited as Executive Director. She is also the ACEO of the Bank in charge of Business Banking, Private Banking and Retail Banking businesses.

Prior to this, Helen has held a wide range of senior executive positions with Standard Chartered Bank in Hong Kong, China and UK (Head Office) over the course of nearly 25 years. Her last role with Standard Chartered was a global job in consumer banking distribution overseeing over 33 countries. Her diversified expertise includes strategy, business and organizational transformation, wealth management, consumer finance, human resource development and training, service and quality management, operations/re-engineering and acquisition integration.

Kenny Lam
McKinsey & Company

Kenny Lam is Partner at McKinsey & Company. He leads McKinsey’s Asia Private and Retail Banking Practices, as well as its Digital Banking Practice, covering 13 markets across Asia.

He has advised senior management of leading financial institutions across China, India, Taiwan, Singapore, Hong Kong, Korea and Japan on a wide range of strategic, financial and operational issues and is an expert on private banking, wealth management and retail banking. He has advised governments and regulators on private banking strategy in the key offshore hubs of Asia. He has been personally involved in most of McKinsey’s private banking engagements across Asia. He has also advised several of the leading domestic banks in their retail transformation journeys across Asia.

He is a prolific writer and has authored featured articles for the Financial Times, Hong Kong Economics Journal, the McKinsey Quarterly, amongst others. He has frequently been a speaker for leading wealth management conferences across Greater China.

Before McKinsey, Mr. Lam was with American law firm Shearman & Sterling in New York, counseling multinational corporations in various M&A transactions and NYSE/Nasdaq public offerings.

Mr. Lam graduated with a MA (Honours) in Law from Oxford University and magna cum laude with a BS in Finance from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, where he was a Joseph Wharton Scholar and a Benjamin Franklin Scholar.

Nicholas Lee
Head of Emerging Products & Innovation
Visa Hong Kong/Macau

Nicholas Lee, Head of Emerging Products & Innovation for Hong Kong and Macau, is responsible for managing contactless, mobile and eCommerce solutions for Visa in these two markets.

In addition, Nick is also responsible for working with key partners and technology solutions providers to help develop and test next generation of commerce enabling solutions including mobile commerce, information services & loyalty program management.

Nick has over 14 years of experience in the payments industry and prior to Visa, he was responsible for strategy & new business development for American Express in US and Samsung Card in Korea. Nick holds a Bachelor Degree in Economics from University of Rochester and MBA from Cornell University.

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.

Joanne Leung
Managing Director
Private Wealth Management Association

Joanne Leung, Managing Director of Private Wealth Management Association. Joanne has over 20 years of experience in the financial services industry. She was formerly the Chief Operating Officer for Deutsche Bank Asset and Wealth Management Division for North Asia covering for Hong Kong, China and Taiwan. Prior to that, she has held various senior management positions at UBS, Citibank in Hong Kong and Singapore, the Hong Kong Stock Exchange and Wardley Limited.

Joanne has graduated from Western Illinois University in 1986 with Master degree in Business Administration. She has also obtained a Bachelor degree in Law, LLB from University of London in 2006.

Shu-Pui Li
Head (Financial Infrastructure Development Division)
Hong Kong Monetary Authority

Shu-Pui Li has over 20 years of experience in auditing and management consultancy services, technology risk management, banking supervision and financial infrastructure development. Currently, Shu-Pui is the Head of Financial Infrastructure Development Division of the Hong Kong Monetary Authority. His major responsibilities include:

• development and promotion of the financial infrastructure in Hong Kong; and
• coordination with overseas central banks and service providers to facilitate cross-border cooperation in financial infrastructure

Prior to joining the Hong Kong Monetary Authority, Shu-Pui was the Head of Asia Technology Risk Management of Chase Manhattan Bank, and the Regional Information Risk Management Officer of JPMorgan Chase in Asia. His major responsibilities included the formulation and execution of the Bank’s technology/information risk management programme, performance of risk assessment of Internet and E-commerce projects, review and enforcement of the Bank’s information technology control policy and standards, development and testing of the business continuity plans, and implementation of information security awareness programmes.

Shu-Pui is a qualified Chartered Accountant (FCA) of the Institute of Chartered Accountant England & Wales, a qualified Chartered Information System Engineer (CEng), a certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) and a member of the British Computer Society (MBCS). He has also obtained a Masters degree in research of computer graphics and a Bachelors (1st Class Hons) degree in Computing Science at the University of Manchester.

Richard Marr
Regional Director
HP Exstream Asia Pacific and Japan

As the Regional Director for HP Exstream Richard Marr helps enterprise organisations in Asia Pacific and Japan overcome the challenges they face in customer communications. With an engineering background and a broad spectrum of experience in enterprise software - ranging from information management to marketing optimisation - Richard is an expert at understanding the impact to your business, developing a strategy and delivering the solution.

Richard has worked with leading organisations across Asia Pacific and Japan such as: Westpac, ANZ, CBA, AIA, BT Financial Group, NAB and Suncorp. Richard is a graduate from the University of Technology in Sydney and holds a Bachelor of Engineering Degree (1st class Honours). He previously held senior software positions at IBM, Panviva, Princeton Softech and Interwoven.

Richard is passionate about turning customer communications into a differentiator that grows your revenue.

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

Kyran has more than 18 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
Head (Anti-Money Laundering and Financial Crime Risk)
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.

Alex Medana
Director, Securities Markets, Asia Pacific

Alex Medana is Director for Securities Markets of the Asia Pacific region at SWIFT, based in Hong Kong. He is responsible for the post-trade strategy (buy and sell sides) to drive the adoption of secure, resilient and cost-effective automation across asset classes and counterparties. He also plays a key role in promoting and supporting the RMB internationalisation within the global securities community.

With more than 15 years' experience in the securities industry, Alex has held a number of key roles in client services, middle office, settlements and project management in various Prime Brokers and Broker-Dealers Operations.

Prior to joining SWIFT in October 2013, he was regional Head of Client Services for Cash Equities, Prime Brokerage and Equities Derivatives at Deutsche Bank, responsible for developing and executing the client strategy in Asia.

In addition to his successful career at Deutsche Bank where he spent nine years in three locations (London, Bangalore and Hong Kong), Alex has held various positions at leading financial institutions, including DrKW, Merrill Lynch, Exane and Credit Agricole Indosuez.

Alex is very well known in the global equities community and has been taking an active role in many industry forums and working groups, such as SWIFT, Omgeo CTM & Alert, Traiana and ASIFMA Post-trade Committee, contributing his expertise to define standards and market practices.

Reto Merazzi
General Manager APAC Region

Reto is the General Manager for Appway in APAC based in Hong Kong. He is a seasoned and well-rounded business technologist with over 20 years of experience in the financial industry. He has worked in Zurich, Singapore and New York before settling down in Hong Kong with his family in 2010.

He is passionate about how technology can improve processes and information flows in order for users to focus on areas where their knowledge and experience is best utilised. Reto is convinced that the future belongs to companies and solutions like Appway with its ability to seamlessly orchestrate people, knowledge and systems. He believes that the environment today requires agile companies that are able to deliver complete solutions – the toolset, leadership, community and methodology that help clients reinvent business for the digital age. Continuous change and constant delivery of business value must be at the core of the new generation technology providers.

Reto holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of Applied Sciences in Zurich, Switzerland.

Joe M.K. Ng
Vice President, Head of Renminbi Payments Product Management, Global Transaction Banking
Deutsche Bank

Joe M.K. Ng joined Deutsche Bank as Head of Renminbi Payments Product Management, Global Transaction Banking (GTB), in 2013. He is responsible for the product development of the Bank’s Renminbi business within GTB.

Mr. Ng has a wide range of knowledge in Renminbi across corporate treasury & trade finance, as well as financial institutions clearing. He has gained extensive field experience since the first Renminbi trade settlement pilot scheme in 2009.

Prior to joining Deutsche Bank, Mr. Ng worked for Standard Chartered Bank, Bank of East Asia (China) Limited and Bank of China (Hong Kong) Limited, focusing on Renminbi market advocacy, business planning & product development for regulators, corporate and financial institution clients located in Asia Pacific, Europe and Latin America to encourage the use of Renminbi as a currency for international cross-border trade and investments.

Peter Outridge
Managing Director, Asia-Pacific HR Centre of Excellence

Peter Outridge leads KPMG's HR Centre of Excellence for Asia-Pacific, and previously lead the Australian People & Change practice within KPMG. He sits on KPMG’s Global People & Change Leadership Team, and specialises in HR Transformation, Change Management, Talent Management and Organisation Design. Peter has over 21 years management and consulting experience in the Banking & Financial Services, FMCG and Government sectors.
With KPMG since August 2005, Peter previously worked for a boutique outsourcing consultancy and Accenture in Asia Pacific. Peter has extensive experience in both the design and implementation of strategy and technology enabled organisational change, focusing on managing the human impact of change. He has deep experience managing the needs of multiple and diverse stakeholders to articulate and realise shared goals. Peter has an MBA from the Australian Graduate School of Management.

Ian Pollock
Regional Head of Private Bank International, North Asia

Ian Pollock joined ABN AMRO Private Banking in April 2013 as Regional Head of Private Bank International, North Asia. As a member of the Asia & Middle East Private Banking Management Team, Ian will be responsible for the management and further development of the private banking business in North Asia.

Having spent the better part of his 30-year career in Hong Kong, Ian is a well-known and respected executive in this region. Most recently, Ian was the CEO for VP Bank in Asia and has previously held senior regional management positions, including as Deputy CEO, COO and CFO, at Julius Baer, HSBC Private Bank and Republic National Bank of New York. He has extensive experience in the wealth management industry and intimate knowledge of the region to drive the continued growth of the Bank North Asia business.

Ian is qualified member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland and moved to Asia where he has lived since then, primarily in Hong Kong.

Gregory Profeta
Partner - Financial Services
PwC Hong Kong

Greg Profeta is a Partner within the Financial Services practice of PwC in Hong Kong. Greg is an expert in regulatory compliance, governance, risk management and culture and conduct. He has extensive experience advising global financial institutions on large scale regulatory change programs, risk process optimization, business transformation, operational risk management and evaluating conduct and culture.

Prior to Hong Kong, Greg was with PwC’s New York Banking and Capital Markets practice, where he led several multi-national teams and assisted clients execute complex transactions. Greg is a U.S. Certified Public Accountant and a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. He earned an undergraduate degree at NYU’s Stern School of Business and a MBA from Wharton.

James Quinnild
Financial Services Consulting Leader for Asia Pacific
PwC Hong Kong

James is a US Partner on secondment in Hong Kong where he is currently the Financial Services Consulting Leader for Asia Pacific and Chief Operating Officer of China/HK Consulting.

James has over 21 years of client service experience working with leading multinational organisations on large, complex and time sensitive projects across Strategy through Execution and in the areas of Regulatory Reporting, Governance, Risk & Compliance and Technology.

James joined PwC in 1992, serving in our Minneapolis office before moving to Tokyo in 2007 to build the Financial Services Consulting Practice and Hong Kong in 2012 as Chief Operating Officer of China/HK Consulting.

Shaun Roache
Resident Representative in Hong Kong SAR
International Monetary Fund

Shaun Roache is the IMF's Resident Representative in Hong Kong SAR. Shaun has gained wide experience during his 10 years in the Fund, having worked on Brazil, China, G-20 multilateral surveillance, and global commodity markets. He also worked as part of the team managing the Fund’s investments. Before joining the IMF, Shaun worked for 10 years in the private sector as a global financial market strategist, including for ING Barings and Citigroup. He holds an MSc and a PhD in economics from Birkbeck College, University of London and is a CFA charter holder.

Adam Salzer
Managing Director - Consulting
PwC Hong Kong

Adam Salzer is a Managing Director within the PwC Consulting Practice and an economist by education and practice, with twenty years' experience in high level strategic HR Consultancy throughout Asia. Adam's experiences includes designing change programs for banking and financial institutions. Adam is a frequent and accomplished speaker at international conferences delivering papers on behaviour related issues ranging from culture change, change management, strategic workforce planning, to battling corruption. He has been named as one of the Top Twenty most influential Australians in Asia by Business Review Weekly.

Adam graduated from Australian National University with majors in Economics and Accounting where he received the Australian Chartered Accountants University Prize. He was awarded the ATTA Annual Transformation of the Year in 2011, 2012 and 2013. He has also been honoured with the Order of Australia Medal for his work with disabled people.

Ajay Shamdasani
Senior Regulatory Analyst
Thomson Reuters Compliance Complete

Ajay Shamdasani is a senior regulatory analyst with Thomson Reuters' Governance, Risk and Compliance division in Hong Kong. His focus is money laundering, FATCA, fraud, corruption, data privacy, cybercrime and Islamic finance in Asia. He was previously editor-in-chief of "Macau Business" magazine and deputy editor of "A Plus magazine"\ (the journal of the Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants). He attained an AB in history and political science from Ripon College in Ripon, Wisconsin, as well as JD and MIPCT degrees from the University of New Hampshire School of Law (formerly Franklin Pierce Law Center) in Concord, New Hampshire. He also holds an LLM in financial regulation from the Chicago-Kent College of Law, Illinois Institute of Technology.

Peter Thal Larsen
Asia Editor
Reuters Breakingviews

Peter Thal Larsen is Asia Editor of Reuters Breakingviews, the award-winning provider of financial insight. Based in Hong Kong, he leads a team covering of finance, economics, and corporate activity across the region. Prior to moving to Hong Kong, he oversaw coverage of banking and financial regulation from London.

Peter joined Reuters in June 2009 from the Financial Times, where he worked for 10 years. Most recently, he was the FT’s banking editor, leading the paper's award-winning coverage of global banking during the credit crunch.

Between 2000 and 2004 Peter was based in New York, where he covered Wall Street and the media business, and played a leading role in the FT’s coverage of the 9/11 attacks and their aftermath.

Peter was the winner of the "Best in Business" award for international commentary for 2013, awarded by the Society of American Business Writers and Editors.

A Dutch national, Peter has degrees from Bristol University and the London School of Economics.

Wendy Tsang
Managing Director, Head of Private Banking
Bank of China (Hong Kong) Private Banking

Ms. Tsang has over 20 years' experience in investment and wealth management business, overseas sales and investment activities across market regions and client segments. Prior to joining Bank of China (Hong Kong) Ltd. in 2008, she held various senior positions in product and sales management for American Express Private Bank, Bear Stearns, and Citibank. She was appointed Head of Private Banking for Bank of China (Hong Kong) Ltd in 2012 with primary responsibility for the setup and strategic development of private wealth management business for the Group.

Eric Yee
Head of Talent Solutions, Hong Kong, Macau, and Taiwan

Eric is passionate about building great teams and evangelizing innovating products/services across multiple industries and geographies. He has over thirteen years' experience in the technology industry, primarily in Sales, Strategy, Change Management, and Solution Development. Prior to joining LinkedIn, he has held leadership positions for Google Greater China and Oracle in Hong Kong, Australia, and the US across multiple industries. Eric holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of California at Berkeley and an MBA from the Australian Graduate School of Management.

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 18 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.

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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