2021 Programme


Risk Asean programme 2021

Time zone in Bangkok, Thailand (GMT+7)


Chairperson’s Opening Remarks | Day 1

09:00 - 09:05


Keynote Address

09:05 - 09:30


Panel discussion: Regional regulatory panel: Is COVID-19 accentuating a fragmented ASEAN market?

09:30 - 10:15

  • The challenges ASEAN is facing in the current economic environment
  • How have regulators collaborated on creating a more unified ASEAN?
  • Implementing monetary policy in a pandemic environment
  • Restrictions in outsourcing and having offshore regime creating inflexibility 
  • The future outlook of working together in the ASEAN region


Panel discussion: Adjusting Credit Models with Uncertain Factors

10:15 - 10:55

  • The differences between approaching credit risk as a small bank vs large bank
  • How to approach customers unable to repay loans
  • Basel’s impact on building credit models and how to maximize effectiveness
  • How to adjust for prolonging debt forgiveness but having enough room to invest
Nor Zihan Binti Ismail

Head of Model Risk Management & Validation


Accomplished team and people manager with more than 15 years of experience and success in quantitative modelling in the financial services industry. Extensive experience in credit risk management, model development, model validation, model governance and Model Risk Management (MRM). Built and validated credit risk IRB models, corporate and commercial credit risk models, consumer Application and Behaviour scorecards and FRS 9 finance models.  Delivered various scoring projects and system implementation under various countries’ regulations. Currently developing Quants and transforming them into data scientists.

Chu Hong Minh

Head of Risk Controlling


Mr Chu Hong Minh is currently head of risk controlling of VPBank, the biggest commercial bank in Vietnam, his duties mainly includes credit scoring and risks analytics. He has strong experience in both of telecom and financial industry, with 7 years working in mobile communication industry and 10 years in banking with focus on digital banking and risk management. He has a strong background in information technology and telecommunications ( Master degree in University of Plymouth, UK) and Economics management ( Master degree in Universite libre de Bruxelles, Belgium). His current interest is deploying alternative data into credit scoring.

Luiza Karolina Rosinska

Head of Risk Policy and Credit Risk Intelligence


Luiza holds a role at TMB-Thanachart Bank as Head of Risk Policy and Credit Risk Intelligence. She leads teams focused on risk data, IFRS9 ECL models, stress testing, recovery planning and portfolio measurement. Luiza has extensive experience working in credit risk management area, ensuring healthy and well provisioned portfolios and currently helping to navigate through COVID crisis. Prior to moving to Thailand, Luiza held various roles at ING Bank in the Netherlands, both in Risk and Finance domains. She also worked for BNP Paribas and Rabobank. She holds a Master degree in Finance and Banking from Warsaw School of Economics.


Panel Discussion: The LIBOR Transition: an ASEAN perspective

10:55 - 11:35

  • What have we learned from the markets response to new alternative rate products
  • What to do after finding out the new rates from the regulator
  • The current transition risks for LIBOR products as termination date approaches
  • How to create a resilient operations to withstand the volume of new rate products
Pachaneeya Chongsatja

Head of Treasury


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).

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.



Panel Discussion: Building a Customer-Centric Business Model

11:35 - 12:05

  • The current business models that are being used in banks
  • Where SMEs are turning to for support and assistance
  • How to build a customer first business model


End of Risk ASEAN Day 2

12:40 - 12:45


Panel discussion: CRO Panel: The Ever Changing Economic Environment and Moving Forward

09:00 - 09:45

  • What has the past year taught us about our risk management implementation
  • Balancing between risk management and business needs during crises
  • What are the adjustments (to be) made and lessons learned
  • Creating effective business continuity management in a pandemic environment
  • How can we move prepare as risk management teams for 2021
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.

Ahmad Nazri Ismail

Chief Risk Officer

RHB Islamic Bank

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.

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.


Panel discussion: Adapting an ESG-centric Approach for Financial Institutions

10:25 - 10:50

  • An overview of current regulations in ASEAN around climate change 
  • The current trends in ESG products
  • What are the primary challenges in moving towards an ESG risk management framework
  • What can make ESG work and sustainable for financial institutions 
  • Case study: Fighting climate change together
Hardik Shah

ESG Practice Lead


Mr. Shah leads the ESG practice at GMO and is responsible for building GMO’s ESG capability across investment product areas and asset classes. He was a member of the CFA Institute’s inaugural global ESG working group (FY20) which aimed to develop an industry standard for the classification and disclosure of ESG investment products and has subsequently been selected as a member of its ESG verification subcommittee (FY21).

Prior to joining GMO in 2017, he led a global team of analysts focused on ESG ratings and thematic research at Sustainalytics. Previously, he was an ESG Ratings associate at MSCI and, as a senior climate change consultant with Ernst & Young, has helped register a wide variety of projects with the UNFCCC under the Clean Development Mechanism defined in the Kyoto Protocol.

During 2015 and 2016, Mr. Shah was voted #1 “research firm analyst who understands the challenges & opportunities facing companies” in the global Independent Research in Responsible Investment (IRRI) Survey. He earned his Bachelor of Engineering in Electronics from University of Mumbai and holds a post-graduate diploma in management - e business (finance) from We School, Mumbai. Mr. Shah holds the Fundamentals of Sustainability Accounting (FSA) credential issued by SASB, Sustainability and Climate Risk (SCR) credential by GARP, and the CFA charter.

Ma. Victoria A. Tan

Group Head, Enterprise Risk Management and Sustainability Unit

Ayala Corporation

Ma. Victoria A. Tan, mostly known as “Vickie” by her peers, heads the Enterprise Risk Management and Sustainability Unit of Ayala Corporation, one of the largest and time-honoured conglomerates in the Philippines with leadership status in various industries.

Vickie implements group-wide policies and programs that are designed to increase the awareness on and strengthen the commitment to risk management and sustainability.  She leads the integration of the two fields in Ayala while also handling the group insurance optimization program. Moreover, she has set milestones for conducting the annual Ayala Integrated Summit and driving the Integrated Reporting efforts across the business units.

Vickie is a multi-awarded leader on both the fields of Risk Management and Sustainability and, most notably, she has been named in 2019 as one of Eco-Business’ A-List of most influential corporate sustainability leaders in the Asia Pacific, as well as one of Asia’s Top Sustainability Superwomen by CSR Works. In 2018, she received the Asia Pacific’s Risk Manager and Risk Management Team of the year by the Strategic Risk. Her pioneering efforts also helped the Ayala Group to be recognized as the Top CSR Advocates in Asia by ACES Awards, and as Asia Pacific’s Best Enterprise Risk Programme, both in 2017.

A woman who is always on-the-go at work, Vickie ensures that she finds time to hone her love for cooking and vegetable and herbs gardening.

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.



Panel discussion: The Evolution of Fraud and AML: Internal and External Threats

09:45 - 10:25

  • The digitalized world and unknown types and sources of threats
  • Transactional behaviour and how it impacts systems and controls
  • The challenge of early detection and reporting
  • Fraud and AML regulatory compliance in ASEAN
Harry Stahl

Director, Business and Solutions Strategy, Capital Markets Solutions


Harry is responsible for RegTech for the FIS Capital Markets business, and solutions strategy focused on our sell-side businesses. Harry synthesizes understanding of industry and clients with technology expertise to strengthen FIS Capital Markets position as a leading RegTech provider to the industry, and to shape solutions that provide maximum impact to our customers’ businesses. Harry joined FIS with the acquisition of SunGard in 2015. He has over twenty years of experience in both sell-side and buy-side businesses, leading application development and solution delivery teams, as well as in consulting and strategy roles. Harry has an MBA from Columbia University Graduate School of Business and an AB from Harvard College. He is based in New York City.


Panel discussion: The Catastrophic Damages of a Breach in Cybersecurity

10:50 - 11:30

  • What can we learn from the recent events of cyberattacks on financial institutions
  • How to create a resilient framework and tools to fight cyberattacks
  • What to educate employees on and keeping them alert
Ts. Tan Zhon Teck

Vice President, Cyber Risk

AmBank Group

Ts. Tan Zhon Teck is a CISM, CRISC, CDPSE, CCSE, CCNP, CCSA, CCSE and CCNA certified professional, and holds Premier Certification on Cybersecurity Managing Risk in the Information Age from Harvard University and Master of Business Administration from Arcadia University. He is part of Returning Expert Program (REP) from Talent Corp who was working in Singapore for nearly a decade and entitled for Professional Technologists ("Ts.") in Cyber Security from MBOT. He is currently working as Vice President, Security Operations and Cyber Offense (‘Red Team’) at AmBank Group, managing Cyber Risk and Red Team work-streams

Country Specific Streams

An opportunity to get to learn and dig deeper to country specific issues. Learn about solutions and best practices being implemented in your own country, and how risk professionals are handling the challenges in specific areas. Please feel free to join:

  • Indonesia
  • Malaysia
  • Philippines
  • Singapore
  • Thailand
  • Vietnam