Asia Risk is delighted to present our 9th annual Risk ASEAN conference, the leading incubator for risk practitioners and investment professionals to share best practices in financial risk management in the region.

The 9th Annual 

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24-25 May 2021 | Virtual Conference


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Leading international and local financial institutions from 10 member states



The most influential decision-makers from buy-side firms and banks



World class speakers featuring regulators and industry experts

Dickenson Africa

Deputy Chief Risk and Compliance Officer

Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas

Mr. Dickenson Africa is a governance, audit, controls, risk and business continuity management professional with more than 20 years experience in the financial, compliance, operations, and information systems audit and assurance of financial institutions. He has vast experience in assessing the quality and effectiveness of risk management system/process, IT governance and controls, information security, and business continuity management systems. He is currently the Head of the Business Continuity Management Group of the Risk and Compliance Office at the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas. He also serves as the Director for Knowledge and a member of the Board of Trustees of ISACA Manila Chapter. Mr. Africa occasionally serves as a resource speaker for IT governance, audit, controls, risk management and business continuity management for both government and private entities, including domestic and international organizations. Mr. Africa obtained his professional education on Crisis Management and Business Continuity Management at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He is a Certified Public Accountant, Certified Information Systems Auditor, Master of Business Administration, Certified Business Continuity Lead Auditor, and a Certified Data Privacy Practitioner.

Pratan Atcharawan

First Vice President, Head of Central Treasury Department


I have been working for KBank more than 18 years. My first career is fixed income and derivative trader for 5 years. After that I have moved to manage baking book both fixed income FX and money market including Fund Transfer Pricing (FTP).

Mohammad Azam

Group Chief Risk Officer

SME Bank

Mohammad Azam Ahmad carries with him more than 25 years of experience in the Banking industry including 15 years of experience in risk management spanning from credit, market, liquidity and operational risk 
Prior to joining SME Bank, Azam was the Head of Risk Management, Group Global Banking in Maybank since 2012 and previously served reputable organizations such as Standard Chartered and Central Bank of Malaysia.
He holds a Master of Economics and International Finance from University of Queensland and Bachelor of Science in Accounting and Finance from London School of Economics, United Kingdom.
Azam joined SME Bank on 1 August 2019 to assume the position of Group Chief Risk Officer.

Maria Fatima Barlaan

Chief Compliance and Risk Officer

Sun Savings Bank, Inc

Calvin Cheng

Managing Director, Head of Technology

Eastwest Bank

Shih-ya Chong

Regional Head of Market and Enterprise Risk Management

Credit Suisse

Pachaneeya Chongsatja

Citi Treasury Head

Citi Thailand

Karla Angelleen Dalisay-Menorca

Chief Risk Officer

Chang Hwa Commercial Bank

10 years experience in banking, with focus on enterprise risk management, stress testing, and risk-based capital adequacy assessment. Graduated with a Bachelor of Science and Master in Applied Mathematics major in Mathematical Finance from Ateneo de Manila University. Worked several years with HSBC - - both in its Philippine and Hong Kong offices, followed by a few years as Planning and Risk Officer for Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation - Manila Branch. Now serving as the Chief Risk Officer of a Taiwanese bank in the Philippines. Currently residing in Metro Manila with husband and son.

Setio Anggoro Dewo

Director & Chief Financial Officer


Emile Dunand

Head of Risk Management Asia

Pictet Group

Chandra Bhal Goswami

Chief Risk Officer


Chandra Bhal (CB) is an experienced banking professional with initial grounding in frontline business, significant exposure in risk management across various Financial & Non-Financial risk types, different sectors and industry segments viz infrastructure, large corporates, multinationals & MSME and retail, with demonstrable track record of delivering in challenging business environments. CB has successfully worked upon against several projects for change management, process optimization, streamlining and efficiency to improve customer experience.

Currently CB is the Chief Risk Officer and an Exco member with HSBC Philippines, where he is responsible for end to end risk management of the franchise, risk policy & governance, stewarding country risk profile while helping to shape strategy within risk appetite and ensuring safe execution of business plans by the franchise and business lines.

Prior to this role, CB was into a global leadership role to manage multidisciplinary teams comprising roughly 350+ professionals across Wholesale Credit Risk, Traded Credit & Market Risk, Portfolio Analytics, Risk Transformation (Change Management) functions. The teams were spread across multiple locations supporting several countries in Asia-Pacific, Middle East, Europe and US.

CB is a post graduate in Economics and completed his PG diploma in Business Management with Indian Institute of Management Calcutta, India. He likes to travel, read and watch television in leisure.

Loan Huynh

Head of Treasury


Khadijah Iskandar

Chief Risk Officer


Ahmad Nazri Ismail

Chief Risk Officer

RHB Islamic Bank

Dmytro Kolechko

Chief Risk Officer

VP Bank

Mr. Dmytro Kolechko holds a Master’s degree in International Business Administration from Kiev National University of Economics. He has over 20 years of working experience in banking industry, with over 14 years in senior leading positions in risk management, including Chief Risk Officer (CRO) at Raiffeissen Bank Ukraine, CRO at Alfabank Ukraine, and CRO for Hypo-Alpe-Adria Bank in Bosnia and Herzegovina. Since 2015 he has held the position of Head of Risk Management Division (CRO) at Vietnam Prosperity Bank (VP Bank).

Esme Law

Chief Financial Officer

Maruhan Japan Bank Lao

Lea Halili De Leon

Chief Credit Risk Officer

Bank of Makati

Lea Halili-De Leon has more than 10 years work experience in Risk Management. She is currently the OIC of the Risk Management Group and Chief Credit Risk Officer/Credit Risk Management Head at Bank of Makati.

Her risk management career started when she joined BPI Family Savings Bank which is the largest Thrift Bank in the Philippines as Risk Officer. She eventually joined Development Bank of the Philippines as Credit Risk Review Manager and later held the role of Chief Risk Officer/Risk Management Head at ORIX Metro Leasing and Finance Corporation.
Lea is presently a Council Member of Gerson Lerhman Group (GLG), Inc. and handled projects which includes:

  • Leasing and Finance
  • Credit in the Philippines
  • Quasi Banking

Her stint with AIG Philam Savings Bank, Inc as Credit Quality Control Officer and at China Banking Corporation as Credit Review Officer prepared her to take the role in risk management. Lea completed a Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) degree from Ateneo Graduate School of Business, in 2008. Additionally, Lea received a Bachelor of Science (BS) in Marketing/Marketing Management, General, in 1998, from De La Salle University.

Maya Lim

Chief Risk Officer


Alexandre Lotfi

Managing Director, Global Chief Risk Officer

Bank of Singapore

Alex Lotfi is a French national who graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from University Paris XII and a Master in Management from ICN Business School (French Grandes Ecoles). He is a Certified International Investment Analyst (CIIA) from the French Society of Financial Analysts.

Alex has more than 17 years of banking experience in Risk Management matters across Investment Banks and Private Banks.  Following several senior roles at Natixis Corporate & Investment Bank in Paris and London, Alex joined the Wealth Management division of Barclays Bank PLC in 2010 and later was appointed as Head of Credit Risk Asia Pacific based in Singapore.

In November 2016, Alex joined Bank of Singapore as Managing Director and Global Chief Risk Officer. Alex is responsible for Credit, Market and Operational Risk Management functions.  


Steven Low Weng Haw

Group Chief Risk Officer

Affin Bank Berhad

Mr. Steven Low Weng Haw was appointed as Group Chief Risk Officer on 1 September 2019.

Mr. Steven is responsible for directing and implementing the Bank’s risk management programs, policies and procedures. He is also entrusted to oversee the Bank’s governance and strategy for risk management and compliance, including relationships with key regulators and supervisory institutions.

Mr. Steven brings with him more than 28 years working experience in the Financial Services Industry, encompassing Risk and Credit Management, Credit Evaluation, Account Management, Research and Data Analytics. He has served in both local and foreign banks as Chief Risk Officer.

Mr. Steven holds the professional qualification in ICSA from the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators, and a Diploma in Commerce (Business Management) from Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman.

Andrew Ng

Group Executive, Managing Director and Head of Treasury and Markets


Mr Andrew Ng is Group Executive of DBS & Head of Treasury and Markets. He joined DBS in 2000 and was named Managing Director and Regional Head of Trading in 2005.

Since 2006, Andrew has been instrumental in leading DBS Treasury and Market’s expansion in the region. In addition, he helped build a pan-Asia trading platform on different asset classes and established a region-wide local currencies derivative capability for the bank. He has also expanded DBS’ capabilities in generic and exotic derivatives.

Andrew has worked in the treasury business for over 32 years. Prior to joining DBS, he was Executive Director at Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce from 1995 to 1999. In that role, he set up CIBC’s trading platform and derivative capabilities on Asian currencies. Between 1986 and 1995, Andrew was Head of North Asia Trading and Treasurer of Chase Manhattan Bank in Taipei.


Diep Anh Nguyen

Chief Financial Officer


Amador Racpan

Chief Risk Officer

Agribusiness Rural Bank, Inc.

Khalimi Rethuan

Head of Treasury and Global Markets

Mizuho Bank

Khalimi is currently Head of Treasury & Global Markets at Mizuho Bank Malaysia, a subsidiary of Mizuho Bank Ltd. one of the mega bank in Japan. 

With over 15 years of banking experience specialising in Treasury and Risk Management, Khalimi’s previous position was with Affin Hwang Capital/Hwang DBS Investment Bank as AVP of Treasury. He also held a senior position in Treasury & Risk Management at ECM Libra Investment Bank and AmBank.

“Khalimi, who graduated from the University of Technology MARA (UiTM), with a BBA (Hons) in Finance started out as an Executive Officer at Bank Negara Malaysia, been directly involved in monetary policy implementation and risk management. The experience at Bank Negara Malaysia has provided him a valuable fundamentals for him to strive in his career and continue to contribute for a betterment of financial industry and society. 

Khalimi is currently a national member of Financial Market Association of Malaysia (FMAM), a professional and quasi-licensing body for wholesale financial market in Malaysia under the Asian Institute of Chartered Banker (AICB).”

Akkarapol Sa-ngasoongsong

Head of Model Risk Management

Siam Commercial Bank

Akkarapol Sa-ngasoongsong is Head of Model Risk Management Division at Siam Commercial Bank (SCB), Thailand. Prior to joining SCB, Akkarapol worked for Citibank, US where he held multiple roles in Risk function including senior modeling manager for regulatory risk model development (CCAR and Stress testing), and model validation manager in model risk management division. In his current role, Akkarapol is leading model risk management division and responsible for establishing and setting up model governance/model risk management framework for entire model landscape of SCB.
Akkarapol holds a Ph.D. in Industrial Engineering, M.S. in Agricultural Economics from Oklahoma State University.

Alex Sim

Chief Operating Officer

UOB Private Bank

Mujur Tandi

Chief Operating Officer


Jens Toepfer

Chief Risk Officer, Asia

Lloyds Banking Group

Jens joined Lloyds Banking Corporate Markets in July 2019 as Chief Risk Officer for Asia, overseeing Credit, Conduct, Compliance & Operational Risk. He has over 20 years of experience in banking primarily in Risk & Portfolio Management roles. After completing his banking apprenticeship at Deutsche Bank in Germany in 1996, he started as a Relationship Manager in SME Banking before switching to a role as Credit Officer in Austria. Having transferred to London in 2002, Jens was involved in various global projects ranging from risk policies to automated sanctioning systems. In 2004, he relocated to New York to assume a position as Senior Credit Analyst covering a portfolio of Corporates and FIs in Latin America. After returning to London in 2006 to help establishing a new credit portfolio management function, Jens ultimately became Regional Head of Portfolio Management Europe, where he was responsible for credit portfolio strategy and risk appetite adherence across all asset classes.
Having subsequently worked at Royal Bank of Scotland as Senior Credit Underwriter covering Risk Solutions & Structured Derivatives CEEMEA, Jens re-joined Deutsche Bank in 2012 as Head of Risk & Portfolio Management, Transaction Banking for Asia Pacific, and relocated to Singapore.
There he was responsible to optimise balance sheet resources ensuring adequate risk & return metrics across Trade Finance, Lending and Cash Management. Jens is a CFA® charterholder and Certified FRM. He is fluent in German, English and Spanish.

Yves Tomballe

Chief Risk Officer


With more than 15 years’ international experience in derivatives trading and risk management, Yves currently holds the position of country chief risk officer for MUFG Bank Singapore. Previously, he was head of the market risk department for Asia, responsible for monitoring the bank's market and funding liquidity risk, and overseeing the implementation of the latest local regulatory requirements across the region.

Prior to joining MUFG Bank, Yves worked as an interest rates options trader at Standard Chartered Bank in London, Dubai and New York, covering interest rates derivatives in various markets before joining the risk management team in Singapore. He started his career at Dexia Bank in Brussels as a derivatives structurer and holds a master's degree in business engineering from ICHEC Brussels.

Rajeev Wijetunga

Chief Financial Officer


Wen Xie

Chief Risk Officer

Standard Chartered Bank

Prominent regulators and industry experts

The Risk ASEAN conference brings together senior professionals from major regional and global financial institutions and regulators to analyse the impact of regulatory reforms and investigate the latest investment strategies adopted by banks and institutional investors among ASEAN Economic Community.

The meeting place for ASEAN Economic Community

Each year Risk ASEAN conference provides platform for leading risk and investment professionals to meet and discuss mitigating investment risks in a volatile market, enhancing risk management strategies across credit, market, liquidity, and regulatory risks, and regulatory reforms across financial markets.

Analysis for ASEAN's risk and investment professionals

The conference is dedicated to informing risk and finance professionals to understand the challenges of risk management and investment today and provides an unparalleled insight into what is happening at the cutting edge of risk management and regulation across the region.

2021 Highlights

Get involved in one or more of our tracks to discuss the latest news and updates for themes and country specific tracks:


  • Further fragmentation in the ASEAN market
  • How to adjust Credit Risk Models in crisis situations
  • The latest on LIBOR Transition across the region
  • Tackling the internal and external threat for Fraud Risk and AML 
  • Adapting to the ESG-centric Approach for the Banking Industry
  • Building a Resilient Cybersecurity Infrastructure

Country tracks

  • Malaysia
  • Thailand
  • Indonesia
  • Philippines 
  • Vietnam

Company profile

ASIFMA is an independent, regional trade association with over 125 member firms comprising a diverse range of leading financial institutions from both the buy and sell side, including banks, asset managers, law firms and market infrastructure service providers.  Together, we harness the shared interests of the financial industry to promote the development of liquid, deep and broad capital markets in Asia.  ASIFMA advocates stable, innovative and competitive Asian capital markets that are necessary to support the region’s economic growth.  We drive consensus, advocate solutions and effect change around key issues through the collective strength and clarity of one industry voice.  Our many initiatives include consultations with regulators and exchanges, development of uniform industry standards, advocacy for enhanced markets through policy papers, and lowering the cost of doing business in the region.   Through the GFMA alliance with SIFMA in the United States and AFME in Europe, ASIFMA also provides insights on global best practices and standards to benefit the region. 

Website: www.asifma.org/about/

Past Delegates

Risk ASEAN delegates