Chairperson, Executive Committee and Vice President, Council, The Hong Kong Institute of Bankers, and
Chairman, OCBC Wing Hang Bank Limited
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, Ltd. (currently known as OCBC Wing Hang Bank, Ltd.) 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, Ltd.
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 Vice President of the Hong Kong Institute of Bankers and a member of Board of Governors of The Hang Seng University of Hong Kong.
Regulatory Keynote Speaker
, JP, FHKIB
Deputy Chief Executive, Hong Kong Monetary Authority, and
Deputy Chairperson, Executive Committee, The Hong Kong Institute of Bankers
Arthur Yuen is in charge of the full range of banking policy, supervision, conduct, and enforcement issues at the HKMA. He joined the HKMA in 1996 as Head of Administration and has since taken up different responsibilities including research and liaison on China economic and market development issues before being appointed Head of Banking Supervision in 2000. He took up the position as Executive Director (Banking Development) in July 2004, Executive Director (Banking Supervision) in June 2005 and Executive Director (External) in July 2008. He was appointed to his present position on 1 January 2010.
(Speakers are listed in alphabetical order of their last name)
President and Chief Executive Officer
China CITIC Bank International Limited
Mr Bi Mingqiang was appointed Director and Chief Executive Officer of China CITIC Bank International Limited on 28 September 2018. He has more than 20 years of multifaceted expertise in the finance industry with about half of that gained while serving various management positions in Canada, the US, and the UK, covering a wide range of banking businesses. He started his banking career with the Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (“ICBC”) and progressed through different assignments in project financing, corporate lending, credit risk management, sales management, global markets, mergers and acquisitions, and strategic planning. Mr Bi has extensive experience in overseas operations setup and management, new business development, commercial banking management, cross-cultural people engagement, team effectiveness building, and corporate governance. Over the years, he has held various important positions including business heads, CEO, and chairmanship of several mainland and overseas organisations including Head of Credit Management of ICBC group, Country Head of ICBC’s US operations, CEO and President of ICBC Canada and Chairman of ICBC Standard Bank Plc headquartered in London. Prior to coming to Hong Kong, he was Managing Director of CICC Capital Management Co Ltd, a subsidiary of China International Capital Corporation Limited. Mr Bi obtained his undergraduate and postgraduate degrees from Tsinghua University and subsequently a PhD in Finance from Renmin University of China.
Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer, Hong Kong
Standard Chartered Bank (Hong Kong) Limited
Mary Huen is currently the Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer, Hong Kong of Standard Chartered Bank (Hong Kong) Limited (“SCBHK”).
Prior to her current role, Mary was Regional Head of Retail Banking, Greater China & North Asia, responsible for setting the strategic agenda and driving the performance delivery of all the retail operations in the region. Before taking on the regional role, as the Head of Retail Banking, Hong Kong, Mary led the Retail Banking business in Hong Kong into becoming one of the most successful business segments in the Group globally, delivering strong income growth and generating remarkable profit contribution.
Mary has over 25 years of experience in business management and banking services. Since joining SCBHK in 1991, she has held various key positions across the management of balance sheet products, Wealth Management and distribution.
Mary has been on the board of SCBHK since 2016. She is Chairperson of the Hong Kong Association of Banks, Vice President of the council of the Hong Kong Institute of Bankers, a board member of the Hong Kong Interbank Clearing Limited, and a council member of the Treasury Markets Association. She is also a member of the Banking Advisory Committee, and the Exchange Fund Advisory Committee Financial Infrastructure and Market Development Sub-Committee as well as the Currency Board Sub-committee of the Hong Kong Monetary Authority. Outside of banking, she is a council member of the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (“HKTDC”), a member of the HKTDC Belt and Road Committee, chairperson of the HKTDC Financial Services Advisory Committee and the HKTDC Asian Financial Forum Steering Committee, a member of the Board of the Community Chest of Hong Kong and the Hong Kong Tourism Board, a panel member of the Anti-Money Laundering and Counter-Terrorist Financing Review Tribunal, an elected council member of the Hong Kong Management Association, a member of the Advisory Board of the MBA Programmes at the Chinese University of Hong Kong and a member of the Women’s Commission established under the Labour and Welfare Bureau of the Hong Kong government.
Mary received a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Hong Kong.
Guangdong Co-Chief Executive,
Head of PRD Retail Banking and Wealth Management
HSBC Bank (China) Company Limited
Rannie Lee is Guangdong Co-Chief Executive and Head of PRD Retail Banking and Wealth Management, responsible for leading the overall business in Guangdong and formulating RBWM strategy to develop the retail business in the area.
Ms Lee joined HSBC in 1997 and held a number of key leadership positions in Hong Kong Retail Banking and Wealth Management, responsible for products, propositions, branding and marketing. Prior to joining HSBC, she worked with American Express.
In 2011, Ms Lee became the Head of Customer Value Management at HSBC Hong Kong, overseeing the product development, digital banking development as well as big data application.
In September 2018, Ms Lee was appointed as the Head of PRD Retail Banking and Wealth Management, responsible for retail customer development, product sales and distribution in the region. She assumed the additional role as Guangdong Co-Chief Executive in December 2018.
Rannie holds a Bachelor of Social Science degree from the University of Hong Kong and a Bachelor of Law degree from the University of Manchester. She also has a Master’s degree in Business Administration from Macquarie University.
Managing Director, Regional Head of Anti-Financial Crime, Asia Pacific
Scott Burton joined Deutsche Bank AG, Hong Kong as a Managing Director and the Regional Head of Anti-Financial Crime, Asia Pacific in May 2017. Previously, he was a Managing Director and the Regional Financial Crime Compliance Head at JP Morgan from 2013 to 2017. Prior to this, Mr Burton was a Managing Director and the Global Co-Head of Anti-Money Laundering, Sanctions and Anti-Corruption Compliance at Credit Suisse. He joined Credit Suisse First Boston in 1998. Mr Burton has been based in Hong Kong since 2002, having also worked for Credit Suisse in Sydney, Australia. Prior to joining Credit Suisse, he worked in Management Consulting and Investment Banking in both Australia and the United Kingdom.
Mr Burton holds Bachelor degrees in both Arts and Economics from the University of Queensland and a Post Graduate degree in Applied Finance from the Securities Institute of Australia. He is a Fellow of the Financial Services Institute of Australia, a Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist (CAMS), Board Member, HK Chapter ACAMS and a Certified AML Professional of the Hong Kong Institute of Bankers.
Head of Business Banking
Hang Seng Bank Ltd
Mr Amos Chan, aged 47, currently serves as the Head of Business Banking of Hang Seng Bank Limited. Amos has 24 years’ experience in commercial banking. His expertise covers a wide spectrum of businesses and functions, including SME banking, corporate banking, risk management, insurance and operations. Amos was seconded to HSBC Group and worked in HSBC Bank USA for a global credit risk project in 2000-2002. Prior to his banking career, Amos has worked in a multinational hotel chain.
Amos currently serves as Vice Chairman of the New Territories General Chamber of Commerce, committee member of the Professional Standard & Examination Board of the Hong Kong Institute of Bankers, committee member of the Banking Industry Training Advisory Committee and council member of the ReSource The Counselling Centre Limited.
Amos has a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from The Chinese University of Hong Kong.
9F International Holdings
Mr Chan Wing Fung Raymond was appointed the Managing Director of 9F International Holdings, a subsidiary of 9F Group (www.9fgroup.com), in October 2018 and is responsible for applying both the Virtual Banking license and Digital Insurance license in Hong Kong, exporting 9F Group’s AI and Big Data risk platforms (“Tech Enabling”) to Hong Kong and Southeast Asia markets, and expanding the base of overseas Fintech Ecosystem partners.
Raymond is an active speaker and practitioner in fintech areas including Virtual Bank, eKYC, eID, Open API, Mobile Payment and Cross-Border Banking. He has successfully launched the first truly remote bank account opening mobile app in Hong Kong without the need to visit branches and submit signature and address proof, alongside with many first-in-Hong Kong fintech initiatives.
Raymond has been working in the banking industry for more than 25 years, with 20 years in supervisory and management positions of international, European and Chinese banks. Before joining 9F International, he was Executive Deputy General Manager of China CITIC Bank International and Head of Marketing & Business Strategy of ICBC (Asia). His career experience covers many areas in banking including department head of e-Business, Marketing, Branch Network, Call Centre, Sales & Distribution and Business Support. The early stage of his career also covered IT and technical services in a global bank.
Besides actively speaking in summits and forums, Raymond also actively serves in academic services and industry organizations’ committees including:
Advisory Board of MSc. in International Banking and Finance, Lingnan University
Guest lecturer in master, undergraduate and Executive Development programs of HKUST, Baptist University, PolyU, Lingnan University and Hang Seng University
Mentorship Program of Lingnan University and Chinese University Hong Kong (SZ)
Convenor for AI Group, Institute of Financial Technologists of Asia
Financial Technology Advisory Panel, The Hong Kong Institute of Bankers
Fintech Award Assessment panel, Hong Kong ICT Awards 2019
Fintech Committee, Smart City Consortium
Fintech Cooperation Committee, Asian Financial Cooperation Association
Inclusive Finance Cooperation Committee, Asian Financial Cooperation Association
Raymond received his Bachelor of Science (Engineering) - Electronics from The University of Hong Kong, Master of Business Administration from Chinese University of Hong Kong and is currently serving MSc. in International Banking and Finance of Lingnan University.
Dr Wilson CHAN
Associate Director, MBA Programme
City University of Hong Kong
Dr Chan, Adjunct Professor of College Business and Associate Director of Outreach of MBA Programme of City University of Hong Kong, is the International and Professional Adviser of the Research Centre for Sustainable Hong Kong at the City University of Hong Kong, and a member of the Expert Advisory Committee, Research Institute for Free Trade Zone of Sun Yat-sen University.
Dr Chan had been a banker since the early 1980s and became the Founding Treasurer of Industrial and Commercial Bank of China group in Hong Kong in 1995. Then, served as the Honorary Secretary of ACI – The Financial Markets Association of Hong Kong for more than ten years until it merged with the Treasury Markets Association (TMA) in 2005, Dr Chan, as its Fellow Member, continues to serve other positions at TMA, including the Chairman of the Education Sub-Committee for more than two decades. Having left the position of AGM at Shanghai Commercial Bank, where he was in-charge of securities department, wealth management, and other businesses, Dr Chan was invited by the Hong Kong Institute of Bankers to act as Senior Consultant and Deputy Chairman of the Publications Sub-Committee.
Dr Chan is also a member of the Market Development Committee of Hong Kong Financial Services Development Council, and a member of the Disciplinary Committee of the Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants, as well as the founding member of the Banking Industry Training Advisory Committee of Education Bureau.
Regarding the Belt and Road Initiative and the development of Greater Bay Area, Dr Chan has been the hosts of radio programmes related to these topics at Metroradio and RTHK for years, while many relevant articles on these subjects have also been published.
Dr Wilson Chan holds three Master Degrees and a Doctor of Business Administration.
Fraud & Security Intelligence consulting, SME Fraud and Security Intelligence, Asia Pacific
As a SME for Fraud and Security Intelligence (AP) Consulting Team, Ravi primarily focuses on successful delivery of SAS Compliance and Fraud related solutions across Asia Pacific. This involves working with SAS offices across Asia Pacific, engaging with customers to understand their needs and providing solutions.
Ravi Chandel has been leading implementations of Fraud and Financial Crimes projects in Banking and Insurance vertical for more than 14 years. Ravi has extensive experience of advising clients globally on complicated AML, Insurance Claims fraud and other anti-fraud solutions. Ravi is a enthusiastic enabler of leveraging AI in AML and claim fraud domain. Ravi has performed roles spanning Implementation lead, Domain Consultant and Solution Architect.
Ravi’s other interest include travelling, trying new cuisines, watching sports.
Executive Director, Capital Markets Solutions
Standard Chartered Bank (Hong Kong)
Chen Weili is an executive director of Capital Markets Solutions, Standard Chartered Bank (Hong Kong). Weili’s primary focus is the origination and structuring of securitization transactions backed by aviation, infrastructure, and other commercial assets. Among his recent award-winning transactions are the first project finance loan backed CLO in Asia and the first private equity backed securitization sold to Singapore retail investors.
Prior to joining Standard Chartered in 2016, Weili was a Senior Director of Structured Finance Ratings at Standard & Poor's in New York, where he managed the team responsible for rating non-traditional securitizations. For 17 years at S&P, Weili covered multiple asset classes including transportation asset leases, timeshare loans, intellectual properties, insurance-related receivables, and solar power purchase agreements.
Prior to joining Standard & Poor’s, Weili was a consultant at Cambridge Systematics, a transportation planning and econometric modeling firm based in Cambridge, Massachusetts. During his seven years at the firm, Weili analyzed travel demand for some of the major U.S. transportation infrastructure projects including the Boston Central Artery/Tunnel, and the New York City Second Avenue Subway.
Weili holds an M.B.A. in Finance from Yale School of Management and a master’s degree in City Planning from Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He received his bachelor’s degree in Architecture from Qinghua University.
Founder Member and Co-Convenor
The Asia-Pacific Structured Finance Association Limited (APSA)
Susie Cheung is the Co-Convenor and a Founder Member of The Asia-Pacific Structured Finance Association Limited (APSA) established in 2006. As a Director of Board of the China Securitization Forum (CSF) and its Executive Secretary General, Susie focuses on promoting development of securitisation between the Mainland and Hong Kong. At present, Susie is the Chief Legal Counsel and Company Secretary of the CUHK Medical Centre.
Susie was the former General Counsel and Company Secretary of The Hong Kong Mortgage Corporation Limited (HKMC) for 19 years, and served under 4 successive Financial Secretaries of Hong Kong who, ex officio, became respective Chairmen of the HKMC’s Board of Directors. Susie was responsible for overseeing the structuring and legal documentation of the various debt and mortgage-backed securities programmes.
Susie obtained her LL.B and LL.M from University College, London. Susie is qualified as a solicitor of the Supreme Court of England and Wales, and the High Court of the Hong Kong SAR. She is a Member of the Market Development Committee of the Hong Kong Financial Services Development Council, and an Adjunct Professor of The University of Hong Kong, Department of Civil Engineering. Susie is an Honorary Fellow of the Asian Institute of International Financial Law (AIIFL), and a Fellow, respectively, of the Hong Kong Institute of Directors and the Hong Kong Institute of Chartered Secretaries.
Susie received the "Outstanding Achievement − Asia Women in Business Law Awards 2012" for her various contributions made to development of the debt market and the reverse mortgage industry. In May 2019, Susie was honoured by the CSF for the “tremendous dedication and leadership which she had displayed in advancing and promoting the development of securitization finance in the service of the real economy of the People’s Republic of China”.
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. Mr Choi also led the team in building Hong Kong’s first open API exchange platform – APIX – in 2018. It is Hong Kong’s first open API Exchange platform under JETCO. This cutting edge Hong Kong-based open banking API exchange connects and collaborates banks & cross-industry partners for new products and services. With APIX, it enables service providers to create and test solutions easily in a standardized and secure environment, greatly reducing development cost and time-to-market.
Prior to joining JETCO, Mr Choi was managing director for Hong Kong at TransUnion Limited where he oversaw the company’s credit reporting and business analytics areas. With over 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.
General Manager and Partner, Global Business Services
IBM Hong Kong
David is an IBM executive leading Hong Kong’s consulting services business across all industries. Prior to taking this role, David was based in Shanghai focusing on our telecommunications, energy and media clients in the greater China region and our cloud business.
David joined IBM from Microsoft where he spent 13 years in a variety of positions in the United States, Singapore and China including business development, product management, and sales leadership roles responsible for the Office 365 business since its inception. David started his career at Deloitte Consulting as a Manager for their SAP practice. David has a B.S. from UCLA in Computer Science and Engineering and a MBA from Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.
Partner, Head of Technology Enablement
Marcos leads the Technology Enablement practice for KPMG Advisory Hong Kong. He and his team helps clients accelerate their digital transformation journey. He has over 18 years of experience as an executive in technology leadership roles across Australia, ASEAN. Greater China and the US.
Prior to KPMG, Marcos was IBM Global Business Services’ (GBS) Cloud Consulting Services Leader for Greater China and also the General Manager for IBM Global Delivery Center in Shenzhen, with over 2500 staff.
Senior Advisor, Financial Services
Meena is the Senior Advisor of EY Asia-Pacific Financial Services Regulatory Affairs in Hong Kong. She has more than 22 years of experience in the Hong Kong Monetary Authority including as Executive Director responsible for Enforcement and Anti Money Laundering / Counter Terrorist Financing Supervision and prior to that as founding head of Banking Conduct Department.
Meena specializes in advising financial institutions including virtual banks on regulatory issues as well as those related to use of technology in managing their financial crime, misconduct and compliance risk. She has sound understanding of banking regulations governing the conduct and culture of banks and is experienced in leading advisory projects on internal control failings in financial institutions.
Director - APAC Regulatory Reporting
With over a decade of experience in various activities related to software and services for the banking industry in Asia-Pacific, Wouter Delbaere currently runs Wolters Kluwer’s regulatory reporting business the region.
A previous Deputy General Manager, regional Program Manager for one of the largest banks in the world and software developer, he is certified in Artificial Intelligence, Cloud Computing, Big Data, Quantum Computing and Project Management (PMP), with a master’s degree in Information Technology. The last 12 years he garnered a strong track record for helping banks comply with regulatory requirements across Asia-Pacific.
Founder & Editor
Jame DiBiasio is founder and editor of DigFin, a Hong Kong-based online media covering digital transformation of financial services (www.digfingroup.com).
Jame has been a financial journalist in Hong Kong since 1997, arriving from New York with Institutional Investor News. He founded AsianInvestor, the region’s leading asset-management publication, in 2000, and led it for many years. He also edited FinanceAsia, covering investment banking and capital markets, before serving as editorial director at Haymarket Financial Media – a role that combined editing, management and digital strategy development.
He is the first journalist in Asia Pacific to be honored for “outstanding contribution to institutional journalism” in State Street’s Institutional Press Awards. He is also a published author of thrillers and history.
Sustainable Banking – Head of Asia-Pacific
Crédit Agricole Corporate & Investment Bank
Dominique Duval has more than 20 years’ experience in structured finance for both private and public sectors. In 2015, Dominique joined the Sustainable Banking team and was located to Hong Kong in 2017 and is in charge of the Asia-Pacific Sustainable Banking Team.
She has worked in several green and sustainability bond transactions especially from Europe and Asia for financial institutions, corporates and SSA. She has been in charge as green structuring advisor of several inaugural green bonds in Asia for banks (such as ICBC, BoC, China Development Bank, Korea Development Bank, China Construction Bank), corporates such as CGNPC, K Water and landmark sovereign transactions in particular HKMA and Republic of Korea as green structuring advisor.
Dominique was graduated from EDHEC Business School with a master in Corporate Finance.
CEO / Founder
Patrick is a serial technopreneur & former IBM Redbooks Thought Leader (2014). After 10 years of exceptional track records in IBM, Patrick founded "beNovelty Limited" in 2015 aiming at helping companies conduct better API business in the era of API Economy. The team enables more than 30+ API partners with 500+ APIs from various industries including Financial Services, HealthCare, Hotel & Travel, Education, Real Estate etc. beNovelty Limited is the strategic partner of HKSTP Incubation in "OpenAPI Economy Training Programme" & "API Security Certification Scheme for Enterprises" since 2019 June.
Virtual Bank by Standard Chartered
Deniz is an internationally recognised leader in driving digital transformations and bringing new digital banking experiences to audiences globally.
As the the CEO of the virtual bank by Standard Chartered Bank Hong Kong, Deniz leads the team in building a smart bank to solve clients’ pain points with real digital services. The new banking model focuses on financial inclusion and fostering dynamic partnerships to create a comprehensive digital ecosystem. Deniz joined Standard Chartered in 2017 as the Global Head, Design and Client Experience, where he oversaw client journey and optimizations, digital wealth, and collaborations with tech firms and start-ups.
Prior to joining Standard Chartered, Deniz served as the Senior Vice President at BBVA Group’s Garanti Bank in Turkey. During his role at Garanti, Deniz was responsible for end-to-end digital assets, as well as iGaranti the first mobile only bank in Turkey. Deniz played an important role which enabled Garanti to reach 5 million active digital customers and to grow their market share in Turkey.
Deniz holds a Bachelor’s Degree in New Media and Communications from Marmara University and an MBA from Istanbul Bilgi University. In addition to being a technology enthusiast, he enjoys yoga, writing and supporting the Besiktas Football Club.
Tracy Wong HARRIS
Deputy Secretary General
Hong Kong Green Finance Association
Tracy Wong Harris is the Deputy Secretary General of Hong Kong Green Finance Association (HKGFA), which is an independent non-profit organisation to help to position Hong Kong as a leading global green and sustainable finance centre.
Prior to joining HKGFA, Tracy had over 16 years of financial markets experiences across various fixed income and complex structured products in JPMorgan, Mizuho International, Barclays Capital and BNP Paribas based in London and Hong Kong.
Current Board member of AIDS Concern, previously served as Board member of the Hong Kong LGBT+ Interbank, founder of the JPM PRIDE HK network and received JPMorgan Employee Appreciation Award in 2015.
Tracy received her MSc and BA in International Finance and Capital Markets in the United Kingdom, graduated from the Oxford Said Business School in Social Finance and a certified member of Hong Kong Treasury Markets Association (HKTMA).
Head of Conduct Risk Governance & Oversight & APAC Head of Conduct Risk
Marilouise Hughes joined UBS as their APAC Head of Conduct Risk in March 2015 and took on global responsibilities in relation to the Conduct Risk Framework in 2017. Her role sits within the second line of defence and she is responsible for advising and supporting the first line of defence globally on the Conduct Risk framework and programme and for all of the UBS APAC businesses. Marilouise is a UK qualified lawyer with over twenty years financial services experience in legal, risk and compliance departments covering retail, wealth, corporate and commercial, trust, investment banking and asset management. Prior to joining UBS, her previous experience in RBS Group included litigation, corporate finance transactions, government, EU and regulatory engagement, legal and compliance (including AML and ABC) advisory work and Conduct Risk. She has worked in the UK, UK Crown Dependencies, Singapore and Hong Kong in local, regional and global roles.
General Manager - Institute Development
The Hong Kong Institute of Bankers
Mr Philip Kam was appointed General Manager for Institute Development of the Hong Kong Institute of Bankers (HKIB) in October 2018. He leads the marketing, events/initiatives, finance, operations, IT and admin functions of the HKIB in promoting talent development in the banking industry in HK and the greater China region.
Prior to joining the HKIB, he served as Managing Director, Chief Operating Officer for HSBC Global Banking ASP from August 2002 to September 2017. He was responsible for helping the business manage its risk and governance over 18 countries across Asia Pacific. At HSBC, Mr Kam had also been supporting the Capital Markets and Global Markets (primary and secondary markets) product lines, within the Global Banking and Markets business. He was designated a Climate Champion and Sustainability Leader for HSBC.
With over 25 years in corporate and investment banking, in North America and Asia, Mr Kam brings a wealth of business management experience and product knowledge to the table.
Mr Kam holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Toronto and is a Chartered Accountant (Hons) from the Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants.
Director, Digital and Innovation, Asia Pacific
Elvie Lahournere is Director, Digital & Innovation, Asia Pacific at Natixis as part of the bank’s move towards digitalisation in the pursuit of creating high value-added solutions for its clients.
In this role, Elvie is responsible for promoting and facilitating the Digital and Innovation Strategy across the APAC platform and the bank globally.
After 12 years of experience across Asia and Europe, with expertise in operational, and strategy development across different industries, Elvie has held senior roles with several technology and strategy businesses based in China such as Alten, Airbus and most recently Roland Berger.
Elvie also developed her deep knowledge and network within the technology landscape in China as the co-founder and vice president of French Tech Hong Kong.
Dr Frederic LAU
Airstar Bank Limited
Dr Frederic Lau is the Chief Executive of Airstar Bank Limited, the joint venture between Xiaomi and AMTD, and one of the eight Virtual Banks in Hong Kong. He also serves as the Vice Chairman at AMTD. Dr Lau has over 30 years of experience in regulating and managing financial institutions, especially in areas such as industry development, regulatory framework, risk management and internal control. Dr Lau served in Hong Kong and US regulatory agencies for years, including the Hong Kong Monetary Authority and the Office of Thrift Supervision (subsequently merged with the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, OCC), the US Treasury Department. Dr Lau was an Executive Director and Group Risk Director at Dah Sing Banking Group, a member of the Board of Directors of Dah Sing Bank (China) and Shenzhen Development Bank (subsequently renamed as Ping An Bank). He was also a Managing Director of Promontory Financial Group.
Euroclear Bank Hong Kong Branch
Mr Esmond LEE Kin Ying (李建英) is now employed by Euroclear as CEO, Hong Kong Branch.
Before joining Euroclear on 1 November 2017, Mr Lee was the Senior Advisor of the Financial Services Development Council (FSDC) between 22 August 2016 and 21 August 2017. FSDC was set up by the Hong Kong Government to develop financial services.
Before joining the FSDC, Mr Lee served as the Executive Director in charge of the Financial Infrastructure Department at the Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA) from 1 February 2008 to 7 August 2016. Mr Lee has played a key role in the development and operation of the financial infrastructure, especially clearing and settlement systems, in Hong Kong since joining the HKMA in 1993. He served as Chief Representative in the HKMA's New York Office from 1998 to 2000.
Before joining the HKMA, Mr Lee was working in the Hong Kong Government as Principal Economist.
Mr Lee got a Master of Arts in Comparative Asian Studies in 1991 and a Bachelor of Social Sciences in Economics and Management Studies in 1978, both from University of Hong Kong; and a Master of Laws in Arbitration and Dispute Resolution from City University of Hong Kong in 2017.
Partner, Financial Services, Head of Chinese and local accounts / Lead of Virtual Banking License Application
Jasmine is the Head of Chinese and local accounts in Financial Services Office of Ernst & Young Hong Kong. She has over 20 years of experience in the provision of a range of comprehensive professional services to financial services companies in both Hong Kong and China. Jasmine has stationed in Beijing, Shanghai and Guangzhou for 10 years during her career. She develops extensive understanding of the operation of Chinese financial institutions (FIs) and the Mainland regulatory environment and development over these years. Jasmine is responsible for developing and expanding services and product offerings of EY Hong Kong Financial Services Office to the sector of Chinese background FIs in Hong Kong and Macau. In addition, Jasmine is one of the lead partners in the EY China Overseas Investment Network actively linking up China based FIs with the rest of the globe in the arena of outbound investment and acquisition.
Currently, Jasmine is the lead partner for Virtual Banking License application for EY FSO HK. She is actively formulating the application strategy for her clients, and is responsible in allocating respective teams of experts in the areas of business strategy positioning, platforms and applications implementation, licensing, regulatory compliance including independent assessments. Jasmine is also actively engaging in traditional banking licenses as well as SFC licenses for clients from different countries. She has established close communication with both HKMA and SFC in both supervision and licensing areas.
Alternate Chief Executive
WeLab virtual bank
Tat is the Alternate Chief Executive and executive Director at WeLab virtual bank. WeLab is a leading fintech company in Asia with one of the first virtual banks established in Hong Kong. WeLab operates WeLend and the WeLab virtual bank in Hong Kong, Wolaidai (我来贷), Taoxinji (淘新机) and Tian Mian (天冕) in Mainland China and AWDA, a fintech joint venture with PT Astra International in Indonesia. The company also offers B2B enterprise solutions by partnering with traditional financial institutions, which utilize WeLab’s technology to offer fintech-enabled services to their customers.
WeLab was named in a KPMG-sponsored report as one of the top 100 FinTech companies in the world – #7 in China and #23 globally – and was ranked by Deloitte as the #1 fastest growing tech company by revenue in Hong Kong and #4 in China.
Prior to working at WeLab, Tat spent 10 years in retail banking divisions of leading international banks and consumer finance companies. Most recently, Tat served as the Team Head of Acquisition Risk and Policy for PrimeCredit – a former consumer finance subsidiary of Standard Chartered Bank. Prior to that, he held management positions at HSBC.
Tat has a Bachelor of Engineering (Computer Science) from Hong Kong University of Science and Technology.
Partner of Climate Change & Sustainability Services, Financial Services
Judy Li is the Partner of Climate Change and Sustainability Services (CCaSS) of Financial Services in Ernst & Young Greater China. She has a major expertise in EY green finance management system, green bond issuance assurance, environmental information disclosure of listed companies, ESG reporting, ESG investment, green fund verification and green investment strategy., etc. Ms Li led CCaSS team to obtain “Best Green Finance Verification Agency” in 2017，2018 and 2019 and, “Best Green Finance Innovation” in 2019 awarded by EuroMoney and AsiaMoney.
Ms Li has also been entitled with the Expert of Green Securities Committee of CSRC, the Member of Beijing Green Finance Committee, the Executive Director of Shanghai LuJiaZui Green Finance Development Center, the Expert of Green Finance Reform and Innovation Committee of Huzhou Zhejiang, the Special Consultant of Sustainable Finance of UNDP, the Global Thinktank Expert of Sino Research Institute of Green Finance, the Industry Mentor of Shanghai JiaoTong University, and the Guest Fellow of Green Finance and Sustainable Development Center of University of International Business and Economics etc.
Before joining EY, Ms Li worked in New York headquarter and China country office of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). She has deeply engaged with various sustainability-related work, such as global energy and environment programme, multilateral negotiation of climate change mitigation and adaptation, climate finance project, and execution of Montreal Protocol.
Market Development Manager, Investment & Advisory
Jason joined Refinitiv in January 2018 as the Head of Sales for China and has recently taken on the role of Market Development Manager covering the Investment & Advisory proposition. In both roles his interest is on gaining a deeper understanding of how and why our clients use our products and learning how to translate this knowledge into to a better conversation around how Refinitiv can enhance and grow our clients’ businesses.
Previously, Jason spent 10 years at S&P Global, starting on the support desk in New York for their quantitative investment platform, and moving up to lead the investment management team in Asia Pacific based out of Hong Kong. Over the years, the experience of building out teams and finding the right people for these teams has been something Jason’s valued and enjoyed.
Before entering the financial services industry, Jason graduated with a Chemical Engineering degree from Carnegie Mellon University, and spent a number of years working in different industries, including industrial engineering, web development, and biomedical engineering. These experiences from his early years continue influence Jason’s decision making process by informing his understanding from multiple perspectives.
Outside the office, Jason enjoys reading the news, listening to podcasts, and keeping up with current events, which helps him evolve his thoughts and opinions.
Partner, Asia-Pacific Head of AML & Sanctions Services
Kyran has more than 23 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 operations for global and local banks with operations in multiple Asian countries to ensure they meet local and regional regulatory expectations.
More recently these recommendations have included advice to regulators and newly licensed Virtual Banks in Hong Kong on new and effective approaches to financial crime risk management.
He has also led large KYC remediation projects and regulatory compliance program assessments, as well as helped banks and gaming operators create effective governance structures for their financial crime compliance operations.
Kyran has led financial crime and fraud investigations for a number of global financial institutions (including a number of Asia-wide investigations into potential rogue trader activity).
He has also led regional AML and sanctions compliance due diligence exercises for major IPO and M&A transactions in Hong Kong and China.
Kyran frequently speaks about AML regulatory developments and compliance challenges, economic and trade sanctions, bribery and corruption risks.
He has conducted training for several global financial institutions and gaming operators in China, Hong Kong, Macau, Singapore, Korea, Taiwan and Thailand.
Kyran has also been the Co-Chairman of the HK Chapter of ACAMS since its establishment in 2011.
Division 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.
Partner, Head of Banking & Capital Markets
Paul has fifteen years’ experience in Hong Kong serving a wide range of financial institutions, having previously worked for KPMG in the UK for eight years.
As the Head of Banking & Capital Markets, Paul has worked with a variety of clients in Hong Kong and across Asia. Paul’s clients comprise institutions in retail/commercial banking, private wealth management and investment banking with a particular focus on international groups’ operations in Asia.
Paul oversees relationships and all services across his clients and has a personal focus on advising clients how to strengthen and improve their risk management and compliance processes, particularly in relation to matters around Conduct Risk and also advises clients on financial crime and reporting, both regulatory and external. Paul regularly engages with regulators, principally the HKMA, sharing views on industry and client matters and is a regular speaker at conferences and industry events.
Paul is a member of the British Chamber of Commerce Financial Markets Committee and the Private Wealth Management Association Accreditation and Examination Committee.
Dr Anthony NEOH
, QC, SC, JP
Senior Counsel, Chairman of The Asian Academy of International Law (AIIL),
Co-Chairman of China Securitization Forum, and
Chair of the Risk Committee of the Board of Industrial and Commercial Bank of China
Mr Neoh is Independent Non-executive director and Chair of the Board Risk Committee of Industrial and Commercial Bank of China and INED of CITIC Limited. He is also Joint Chair of the China Securities Forum and Co-chair of the B20 Argentina Infrastructure Financing Committee. He is an international arbitrator and is active in public service in HK and the Mainland.
Division Head, External Department
Hong Kong Monetary Authority
Archie Ng is responsible for the development of renminbi business in Hong Kong, as well as liaison with Mainland authorities, and international organisations such as IMF. He joined the HKMA in 2014 and was appointed the present position in 2017.
Head, FCC, GCNA
Standard Chartered Bank
Work experience (SCB)
- Head, FCC, GCNA (June 2013 to present)
Responsible for the AML, Sanctions and ABC teams and programme for Greater China, South Korea and Japan.
Work experience (prior to SCB)
- J.P. Morgan (1997-2013)
Over a 15 year tenure, Paddy worked in Singapore, London and Hong Kong, covering first fraud investigations, and then AML, Sanctions and ABC. He was the Asia head of AML and Sanctions for 6 years. His last position in J.P. Morgan was Managing Director and Head of GFCC Asia.
- Detective Senior Inspector, Royal Hong Kong Police (1991-1997)
Attached to the Commercial Crime Bureau, managing a team investigating complex commercial frauds, and their subsequent prosecution.
- Police Constable, Metropolitan Police in London (1989-1991)
Part of a small team, cultivating information and conducting operations against drug dealers in the local area.
Partner, Head of People & Change Advisory
Peter leads KPMG’s HR Centre of Excellence for Asia-Pacific, providing strategic support for clients and internal People and Change practices across the Asia Pacific region. He sits on KPMG’s Global People & Change Steering Committee, 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, Energy, FMCG and Government sectors.
With KPMG since August 2005, Peter previously worked for a boutique outsourcing consultancy and Accenture in Australia. 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 objectives.
Director Asia Sales Engineering
Soham leads technical sales for India, ASEAN, HK and Korea for AppDynamics.
He has worked for the last 16 years in system integrators, banks and enterprise software companies in India, Singapore, USA, Switzerland, UK and UAE.
For the last decade, he has consulted with and designed solutions which impact with Fortune 500 enterprises across the world, with a focus on the Asia geography.
He holds an MBA from SP Jain Center of Management, and a Bachelors of Engineering in Computer Science.
Foreign Legal Consultant
James is a structured debt and securitisation lawyer, who has been based in the firm’s London and Hong Kong offices, with more than twelve years of experience acting for arrangers, investors, banks and originators involving a wide variety of asset classes, including trade receivables, infrastructure, RMBS, CMBS, auto-loans, consumer loans and corporate loans on complex cross-border transactions. He has also established and restructured a variety of structured funding platforms, including ABCP conduits, structured corporate debt platforms, receivables and trade finance platforms and risk distribution programmes for banks. James also regularly advises on the regulatory aspects of structured debt and securitisation transactions.
Director, Head of Fintech
Avril Rae, Director Head of Fintech for KPMG. A future thinker with over 20 years IT experience from Network Engineering, Service Management, Solution Sales and Strategy within the Financial Services Ecosystem. She enjoys sharing insights on emerging technology, innovation and digital transformation and actively engages in regional industry groups, including; FIX Trading Community, British Chamber of Commerce, Vice Chair: Innovation and Technology Committee and Fintech Association Hong Kong: Co-Chair for the Big Data Committee. She is an advocate for women in technology and acts as an ambassador to Moxie Future, a female community to empower and educate females on sustainable investing and is also the country ambassador for female start-up and entrepreneur community, She Loves Tech.
Vice President & Lead Partner, Banking and Financial Services
IBM Global Business Services
• IBM Executive Partner with deep business and technology consulting experience in partnering with number of Banking Customers – American Express, Ameriprise, Allianz, CapitalOne, Citigroup, Discover, HSBC, First Data JPMorgan Chase, Morgan Stanley, Northern Trust, TD Bank, USAA, Wells Fargo
• Deep Experience and expertise in key Banking and Financial Services domains – Consumer Banking, Payments, Consumer Lending & Mortgage, Credit Card as well as Institutional / Corporate Banking, Investment Banking, Capital Markets domains
• Experienced in designing and implementing number of Digital Banking initiatives for number of the global banks enabling a signature cross channel experience leveraging best development practices in API management, MicroServices Architecture
• Experienced in setting up number of Agile Delivery Programs for number of global banks in Digital Banking, BPM Implementations and Legacy Modernization initiatives
• Experienced in developing various revenue growth strategies including customer acquisition, and retention, developing new markets, new segments, new product development and competitive analysis via deep analytics
• Experienced in implementing number of cost take out strategies via technology and operations strategies including business process redesign, simplification, business synergies, establishing shared services and outsourcing strategies etc.
• Experienced in developing IT Strategy, Customer Experience transformation, CRM, multi-channel and mobile transformation programs
• Unique experience in setting up global Competency Centers / COEs, building up partnerships with both end customers and with customers’ captive centers and delivery centers in India, China, Mexico
• Developed strategic plans and technology road-maps for the next generation of e-commerce applications to further enhance the customer experience and drive top line sales
Head of FinTech & StartupXchange, Innovation & Ecosystem - HK
DBS Bank (Hong Kong) Ltd
Medhy Souidi is Head of Fintech & StartupXchange program (accelerator) at DBS Bank. Medhy is also Member Board of Directors of the FinTech Association of Hong Kong and was named Top FinTech Influencers in HK and Asia by several organizations & magazines.
Head of Operational Risk, Virtual Banking
Standard Chartered Bank
Abraham Tachjian is the head of operational risk for Standard Chartered’s virtual banking team in Hong Kong. He was previously a director in digital banking in the Singapore office where he was responsible for the implementation of emerging technologies as well as making banking simpler and more intuitive. He is a frequent speaker at conferences throughout Southeast Asia where he focuses on digital banking, regtech and open banking. He also writes about fintech trends on atonfintech.com.
Prior to his move into digital banking, Abraham was a lawyer in Canada. He advised on structured products, investment banking and derivatives transactions. He is common law and civil law qualified and practiced in both English and French. His multidisciplinary background allows him to provide a unique point of view that bridges the gap between banking, technology and law.
ACMI and LITE Lab@HKU
Brian W Tang is the founder and managing director of ACMI, which provides inclusive global thought leadership, industry-wide consensus building and transformational support for innovative technology, educational and policy solutions.
Brian is also founding executive director of LITE Lab@HKU, Hong Kong University’s new interdisciplinary and experiential programme to foster law, innovation, technology and entrepreneurship (LITE).
Brian is co-chair of the Fintech Association of Hong Kong’s RegTech Committee, sits on IEEE’s Global AI Ethics Initiative’s Policy Committee and on the HKU Fintech Index Advisory Board. He co-founded the APAC Regtech Network with the chairs of the fintech associations of Japan and Singapore.
Brian organized Hong Kong’s first legaltech and regtech hackathons, is a principal instructor of Asia’s first FinTech online course on edX with more than 45,000 learners in every country worldwide and is an author of The Fintech Book and The RegTech Book.
Brian was previously at global investment bank Credit Suisse in Hong Kong and Wall Street law firm Sullivan & Cromwell in New York and Silicon Valley.
Dr Kwok Leung TSE
Head of Policy and Economic Research
Bank of China (Hong Kong)
Dr Tse Kwok Leung is currently Head of Policy and Economic Research of Bank of China (Hong Kong). Dr Tse has been serving the banking industry for over 20 years, mainly responsible for research relating to macro-economy. He has authored and presided over extensive research on various economic and financial issues for decision making. Dr Tse currently serves a number of chambers of commerce and industry organizations, including the leader of the academic committee，The Chinese Banks’s Association, a rotating chairperson of the Belt & Road Committee, The Hong Kong Association of Banks, a member of the International Affair Committee and the Taxation Committee, The Federation of Hong Kong Industries，a member of the Greater Bay Area Working Group and the Belt and Road Working Group, The Hong Kong General Chamber of Commerce. Dr Tse has also served as a non-fulltime Member of the Central Policy Unit (“CPU”) of The Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region.
Head of Government and Industry Affairs, Asia-Pacific
Dan is Head of Government and Industry Affairs, Asia-Pacific for Refinitiv, working with the business to identify policy issues that may impact Refinitiv and its customers. This includes legislative and regulatory changes impacting data privacy, anti-money laundering, trade policy, Fintech and the G20 financial standards.
Previously, he was with the Standards Council of Canada, working with regional organisations and countries throughout Asia, Latin America and Africa to mitigate market access issues facing Canadian companies. A native of Toronto, Canada, Dan started his career working on technical barriers to trade issues related to free trade agreements being negotiated by Global Affairs Canada. He holds a Master’s Degree in Public and International Affairs from the University of Ottawa.
Dr Miles WEN
Fano Labs Limited
Miles Wen, co-founder and CEO of Fano Labs Limited. Fano Labs is an AI company, focusing on Automatic Speech Recognition (ASR), Natural Language Processing (NLP) and Big Data Technologies, helping enterprises with customer services, compliance and more.
Miles’s expertise in information and communication technologies, optimization algorithms, big data, and machine learning lead him to co-found Fano Labs Limited with Professor Victor Li and obtained the support of HKU, Hong Kong Science & Technology Park, angel investors, and venture capitalists.
Miles along with his team made Fano Labs in becoming one of the few IT Companies in Hong Kong in receiving the Enterprise Support Scheme (“ESS”) under the Innovation and Technology Fund (“ITF”) and the first Hong Kong start-up to be awarded funding by Horizons Ventures which is the leading investor in some of the world’s most innovative companies and disruptive technologies.
Since early 2016, he has been appointed as an Honorary Assistant Professor (Electrical and Electronic Engineering) at HKU. Miles is also the author of over 10 academic papers and the inventor of one patent. Also, Miles is an alumni of Lee Hysan Hall, former resident tutor at New College, former Founding Vice-President of Eta Kappa Nu (Lambda Iota Chapter) at HKU, and former Fulbright scholar at Department of Electrical Engineering & Computer Science, UC Berkeley.
Miles holds a Bachelor degree in Computer Engineering with First Class Honors (minor in Finance) and a PhD degree in Electrical & Electronic Engineering from HKU.
Director, Digital Channels and Experience
Citibank (Hong Kong) Limited
Banny Wong is currently the Director of the Digital Channels and Experience team of Citibank (HK) Limited. In his capacity, he leads a team of digital experts who are responsible for developing and managing the digital platforms and ecosystem for the consumer banking business for Hong Kong. This includes exploring open data opportunities with various third party ecosystems and API exchange platforms.
Technical Solutions Architect
Cisco Systems (HK) Ltd
Philip is a Technical Solution Architect in Enterprise Solution Team for Cisco Greater China, responsible for driving Multi-Cloud strategy and solutions. Philip joined Cisco HK as Customer Solution Architect in 2006. In 2009, Philip represented Cisco in presenting and demonstrating many custom-made innovative Retail solutions in Retail Asia Expo held in Hong Kong; and was interviewed by TVB Pearl Money Magazine. In 2009 Philip led a team in a joint effort with partners to construct an active-active data center platform spanned across 3 geographically-diverse locations for various innovative demonstrations. In 2012, Philip joined Cisco Data Center Team Greater China as an Architect, specializing in Cisco Data Center Solutions.
Philip started his career at IBM as a Systems Engineering Trainee in 1989 after graduating from CUHK with first class degree honors with major in computer science and minor in marketing. Philip specialized in IBM Retail Banking Solutions. Then he switched to AS/400 team as a product & solution manager until 2003, when he joined Microsoft Hong Kong as a solution manager, responsible for driving innovative banking solutions. In 2005 he represented Microsoft in presenting a successful strict-through processing solution use case in SIBOS 2005 held in Copenhagen.
Managing Director and Senior Risk Manager, APAC
Dominic Wu is the Managing Director and Senior Risk Manager with BNY Mellon 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 currently a member of Hong Kong Chapter of the Institute of Operational Risk (IOR) and Asia Financial Risk Think Tank.
Ms 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 20 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.
Associate Director, Group Investment
Chi is responsible for AIA group infrastructure and project finance debt investment credit. Chi has more than ten years of experience specialized in infrastructure and project finance debt. He has been working as financial advisor, debt arranger or fixed income investor across different financial institutions for projects in power, utilities, transportation, oil & gas and social infra sectors.
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