Programme 2020

Programme 2020

Risk ASEAN conference | Programme 2020

08:3008:50

Registration

08:30 - 08:50

08:5009:00

Chairman opening remarks

09:30 - 09:35

Aziz Durrani

Senior Financial Sector Specialist, Financial Stability and Supervision and Payment & Settlement Systems

The Seacen Center

Aziz has over 18 years of experience in international banking and finance, and in setting, enforcing and providing training on regulatory policies and standards. He joined the SEACEN Centre in August 2016 on a sponsored career break from the Bank of England. Aziz is responsible for providing technical assistance, capacity building and delivering training programmes to SEACEN’s 35 member and associate member Central Banks and Regulatory Authorities on issues related to Supervision, Financial Stability, Risk Management and Financial Market Infrastructures.

Before joining SEACEN, Aziz spent 7 years working as a Senior Technical Specialist at the Bank of England / Prudential Regulation Authority. He was originally recruited as the Lead Supervisor of RBS’ Non-Core Bank, following RBS’ collapse in 2009. Aziz was responsible for supervising the management, workout and sell-off of RBS’ assets and portfolios, and its eventual wind-down. Aziz then joined the Risk Specialists Directorate and over several years led the stress testing of Wholesale banking book exposures for all the major UK banks, eventually as part of the Bank of England’s Concurrent Stress Test. He also had responsibility for leading the on-site Asset Quality and Provision Adequacy reviews across Wholesale loan portfolios of major banks, both in the UK and globally. During this time, Aziz was also seconded to the Markets Division within the Bank of England, where he led a team that managed the widening of the BoE’s Funding for Lending Scheme to include a variety of new Wholesale asset classes.

09:0009:30

Keynote address

09:00 - 09:30

Ingrid Van Wees

Vice President Finance and Risk

Asian Development Bank

Ms. Ingrid van Wees is the Vice-President for Finance and Risk Management of the Asian Development Bank (ADB). She assumed the position in December 2016.

Ms. van Wees is responsible for the overall management of the operations of the Office of Risk Management, the Controller’s Department, and the Treasury Department.
Before ADB, Ms. van Wees was a senior director reporting to the management board at the German Investment and Development Corporation (DEG). Her responsibilities included origination, structuring and portfolio management of the bank’s debt and equity investments in Europe, Middle East, and Asia plus treasury. Prior to DEG, Ms. van Wees held management positions in corporate finance and business development at international listed corporations.

She holds a Master of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from Delft University of Technology in The Netherlands and a Master of Business Administration degree from INSEAD.

09:3010:10

Executive panel: How can risk managers stay ahead of the curve?

10:40 - 11:20

  • How prepared is the ASEAN industry for the looming Basel IV deadline? 
  • Defining non-financial risks: who’s held responsible?
  • New risks introduced by disruptive technology
  • Should risk functions be restructured to embrace change?
  • How do you integrate pandemic and geopolitical risk into risk management
Anita Menon | Moderator

Chief Risk Officer

Prudential BSN Takaful Berhad

Anita Menon was appointed as Chief Risk Officer of Prudential BSN Takaful in May 2012. She is responsible for the Risk, Compliance, Legal and Government Relations functions and to drive the Company’s Risk & Regulatory programme. Additionally, Anita has led the implementation of a number of strategic regulatory projects across PruBSN. As CRO, Anita is also a member of the PruBSN Executive Committee and provides risk challenge in the development and execution of the company’s business strategies. She has also been an active contributor at the industry level through her participation in working groups involving both takaful & insurance associations.

Prior to joining Prudential, Anita served at KPMG Malaysia for 12 years and was a Partner and Head of Financial Risk Management and Strategic Management Services. She was also a member of KPMG’s Global Islamic Finance and Investments Group and was leading the Islamic Finance practice in Advisory for Malaysia at the time of leaving. Anita has worked extensively with clients locally and globally in the financial services sector in areas of strategic management, risk management, performance management and feasibility studies while at KPMG.

Anita is frequently invited as a speaker at trainings and conferences and has trained clients in areas such as Risk Management, Islamic finance and Performance Management. She also contributes to thought leadership development in these areas and has had a number of articles published. Anita was a working group member of the Islamic Financial Services Board (IFSB) that was involved in developing a set of new standards for the Retakaful Industry and was one of the invited speakers at a takaful training organized by the World Bank for the development of takaful in Abu Dhabi. She was also a panel member of the inaugural Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) Industry Advisory Executive Panel (IAEP). Anita holds a Bachelor of Science (Hons) and Master of Business Administration (MBA) from the University of Nottingham, UK. 

Michael Gibbs

President

Surestep

Michael is the Founder and President of SureStep – a global systems integrator specializing in GRC automation and reporting solutions.

Since 2007, SureStep has successfully completed projects across finance, manufacturing, transportation, natural resource and other industries. Those clients have ranged from 2-person risk and compliance teams to those having over 65,000 participants in their GRC programs. As the practice lead at SureStep, Mike guides clients to best practices and ensures they optimize their GRC technology investments for the long term.

SureStep provides solutions from ServiceNow, Workiva and IBM as well as GRC managed services. Mike’s team works from offices in Hong Kong and Singapore in addition to their New York and Toronto locations.

Michael Lor

Former CEO

Canadia Bank, Advisor to the Ministry of Economy and Finance, Cambodia

Michael Lor has built a distinguish track-record of over 30 years across the Southeast Asian region as a senior-level banker with extensive focus in strategic business transformation, risk management and corporate governance; organization and human capital development.

He is presently an Advisor to the Ministry of Economy and Finance, Cambodia.

Amongst his various professional appointments, he was previously the CEO of Canadia Bank PLC, Cambodia; where he led the transformation of this local bank into a regional financial services group. Prior to Canadia Bank, he was the Group CEO of EON Bank Group, Malaysia. Under his leadership, the banking group was transformed from being previously perceived as a non-descript player in the industry to being regarded as a rapidly growing universal commercial bank and one of the most talked about banking franchise in Malaysia.

Michael was also previously, the Worldwide Director for Banking Solutions with Hewlett Packard; and prior to that, the Group Head of Consumer Banking for RHB Bank, Malaysia. He was a Managing Director with DBS Bank, Singapore for 17 years, serving in various senior management capacities in both their Singapore and Thailand banking operations.

During his professional career, he has been involved in both the banking and technology industries; and have led businesses in Singapore, Thailand, Malaysia, Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar and China, respectively. He is presently a passionate advocate of digital transformation and innovation in the region’s financial services industry; serving in various advisory functions and roles.

Ahmad Shukri Abd Rahman

Chief Risk Officer

Bank Rakyat

Ahmad Shukri has over 29 years of experience in banking and finance,focusing on areas of risk management and Islamic Finance.He is at present the Chief Risk Officer of Bank Kerjasama Rakyat Malaysia Berhad. Prior to his current appointment, he was the Head of Risk Management , OCBC Al-Amin Bank Berhad where he served there for about 8 years. Shukri had also served at the following Banks respectively Al-Rajhi Bank Malaysia ,Bank Muamalat Malaysia, the Pacific Bank Berhad and Oriental Finance berhad.

Shukri is Certified Professional in Islamic Finance (CPIF) under the Chartered Institute of Islamic Finance Professional (CIIF). He also holds an Executive Master in Islamic Banking and Finance from Asia E University and a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Adminstration majoring in Finance from Texas A&M University,Commerce,USA.

Shukri is also currently a part time lecturer for Islamic Finance and Risk Management at the International Center for Education in Islamic Finance(INCEIF) and a also member of the Finance Accreditation Agency’s Finance Accreditation Panel (FAP).

Ramzi Sharif

Head, Group Chief Risk Officer (GCRO) Office

Maybank

10:1010:40

Morning break

10:10 - 10:40

10:4011:10

Presentation: Margin reform phase V and VI: a reality check

11:20 - 11:50

  • Under the hood of ISDA SIMM
  • COVID-19 aftermath
  • Backtesting challenge
  • Not all valuation models are the same
  • Lessons learned from developed markets
Suiunbek Ibraev

Head of Analytics and Market Price Control, Market Risk Management

OCBC BANK

11:1011:50

Spitfire showcase: the ASEAN risk innovator

11:50 - 12:30

The ASEAN risk innovator

3 industry experts from financial institutions across the ASEAN region are invited to present an innovative case study in which they achieved significant cost reduction, efficiency gain and/or improved regulatory compliance through technology and streamlined workflow. Each speaker will be given 10 minutes to present their innovation.

1. Sushil Israni, Executive Director, Head of Risk Transformation, Bank of Singapore on‘An enhanced approach maximising a new Collateral Management Engine’

2. Pariwat Kanithasen, Deputy Director, Bank of Thailand to present on ‘Digital Payments in Thailand: Promptpay, its overlay services and cross-border linkage’

3. Manish Singhai, Chief Investment Officer, Tokio Marine Assets Management on ‘Risk in Global Market Uncertainty: Top ASEAN Investment Challenges and Opportunities in 2020’ 

 

Sushil Israni

Executive Director, Head of Risk Transformation

Bank of Singapore

‘An enhanced approach maximising a new Collateral Management Engine’

Pariwat Kanithasen

Deputy director

Bank of Thailand

Pariwat Kanithasen is Deputy Director of the Payment Systems Department of the Bank of Thailand. He is in charge of policies relating to Thailand’s international payment connectivity, particularly on retail payment linkages of Thailand with other countries in the region. He also represents Thailand in the ASEAN Working Committee on Payments and Settlements.

Prior to this, he was Deputy Director of the International Department of the Bank of Thailand, overseeing regional financial integration (ASEAN), as well as regional financial cooperation (ASEAN+3 Chiang Mai Initiative Multilateralisation). He was also Co-Chair of the ASEAN Working Committee on Financial Services Liberalisation. Furthermore, he was the Bank of Thailand’s chief negotiator of financial services and investment chapters of several regional and bilateral Free Trade Agreements (FTAs).

Between 2008 and 2010, he was seconded to the International Monetary Fund in Washington D.C., as an Advisor to the Executive Director of the South-East Asia Voting Group, representing the interests of Thailand and twelve other countries in the IMF’s Executive Board.

Manish Singhai

Chief Investment Officer

Tokio Marine Asset Management

Manish Singhai is the Chief Investment Officer at Tokio Marine Asset Management International, based in Singapore. Manish joined the investment industry in 1993, and has held CIO roles since 2003. Before joining the TMAM group in 2016, he set up the Asian Equities platform and the Singapore office for Lazard Asset Management. That was preceded by a similar effort for Aviva Investors. Prior to Aviva, Manish established Arjava Capital, an Asian-focused market-neutral hedge-fund seeded by Citigroup, in 2008. Manish began his buy-side career in 1998 with a 10-year stretch at AllianceBernstein: the latter five of which were as the CIO for Asia ex-Japan equities. Over the years, Manish has been a regular speaker and panellist at various regional and global investment industry forums. He was also a key member of the Equity Advisory Group under the International Institute of Finance, Washington, and a member of the Fourth OECD Roundtable on Corporate Governance in 2002. Manish holds a B. Tech. in Electrical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) in Delhi, is a management graduate from the Indian Institute of Management (IIM) in Calcutta, and also a CFA charterholder.

11:5012:20

Fireside Chat: The World beyond the global financial crisis of COVID-19

14:00 - 14:30

  • What has the impact been to the financial sector and cross border trade in this unprecedented time?
  • Through these unchartered territories what are the challenges the sector now faces to ensure we are prepared for the future?
  • Did we miss the warning signs and could we have been more prepared? Understanding what we could have done to be more prepared?
Burin Adulwattana

Chief Economist

Bangkok Bank

Burin Adulwattana is Chief Economist and Strategist at Bangkok Bank with research publications on the global economic outlook and trends for interest rates and currencies. For the past couple of years, he has given talks on the Thai economic outlook to several Thai corporates, as well as at the Fitch Thailand Investor Briefing. In addition, he has often been asked for his views on the Thai economy, monetary policy and exchange rates by Bloomberg. Prior to joining Bangkok Bank, Burin worked for the Bank of Thailand as a global market strategist at the foreign reserve management department and as a FX strategist at Credit Agricole HK. He holds BA and MA degrees in mathematics and economics from Cambridge University.

Man Juttijudata

Assistant Secretary General

Government Pension Fund Of Thailand

Dr. Man Juttijudata has a background in Engineering. He got his Bachelor from Chulalongkorn University and continued his path for the Master from Columbia University in New York, USA. He also received a scholarship to pursue Ph.D. from the George Washington University in DC. After gained some experiences in the US, he returned to Thailand. He joined TISCO as specialist in Economic and financial modeling covering Equity, Fixed Income and Currency. Later on he moved to Kasikorn Asset Management as Risk Manager. He also involved not only in Risk and Performance Measurement but also in Derivatives and Structured Funds. Finally, he joined Government Pension Fund in the same field of Risk Management. Then he moved to the head of Investment Strategy Department responsible for long-term Strategic Asset Allocation and short-term Tactical Asset Allocation. He was also a member of Asset Allocation team, Fund Manager Selection team, and Member Investment Choice team. Due to his exemplary performance, he was promoted as Assistant Secretary-General responsible for Strategic Management and Business Development, Corporate Consulting Group. At present, he is Chief Risk Officer responsible for Investment Risk Management, Corporate Compliance, and Enterprise Risk Management.

12:2013:20

Lunch

12:30 - 13:30

13:2013:50

Afternoon Keynote

13:30 - 14:00

13:5014:20

Presentation: Climate change and credit risk in ASEAN?

15:10 - 15:40

  • Climate Risk adjusted ratio’s for credit analytics and models
  • Fundamental analysis of ESG into credit analytics models
  • ASEAN Case Study
Paul Bishop

Director, Risk Solution

S&P GLOBAL MARKET INTELLIGENCE

Paul Bishop is the Product Lead for Credit Analytics in S&P Global Market Intelligence’s Asia Pacific Risk Services team, based in Singapore. He is responsible for Credit Analytics Product business across Asia Pacific. Paul has experience as a product manager in the credit and counterparty risk space and was previously Product Manager - Ratings & Credit Content in EMEA, based in London. Prior to this Paul focused on EMEA product strategy covering Investment & Commercial Banks, Private Equity and Credit Markets.

Paul joined S&P Global Market Intelligence in 2011 in London, UK. Paul holds a BA (Hons) in Political Science & International Relations from the University of Birmingham and a CFA IMC.

Edward McKeon

Director, Credit Risk Solutions

S&P Global Market Intelligence

Ed is a Director in the Credit Risk Solutions team of S&P Global Market Intelligence, based in Singapore. Since joining in 2012, he has managed and participated in the development, implementation, and validation of Basel II internal ratings systems, including Probability of Default (PD) and Loss Given Default (LGD) for low-default asset classes, for numerous clients across the EMEA and APAC regions.

Ed is part of the team in APAC, heading ASEAN & Pacific operations, since 2017. Prior to this he was part of the EMEA team in London, charged with managing our financial institutions (both banking and non-banking) Probability of Default (PD) solutions and delivering PD complex solutions and consultative assignments for Banks.

Ed holds an undergraduate degree in Accounting & Finance from Durham University. Ed also holds a postgraduate Masters in Science (MSc) in Investment Analysis from Aston University.

14:2014:50

Afternoon break

15:40 - 16:10

14:5015:10

Presentation: LIBOR transition– How can ASEAN prepare for it?

14:30 - 15:10

  • What are the challenges to processes involving long-dated instruments referencing LIBOR?
  • Impact on THBFIX and valuation methodologies
  • Renegotiate existing contracts
  • Revisit market risk profile and hedging strategies
  • What is the timeline industry should follow?
Karin Boonlertvanich

First Senior Vice President

Kasikornbank

Dr. Karin Boonlertvanich is currently the First Senior Vice President at Kasikornbank, Thailand. He takes care of Central Treasury, Strategic Treasury and Data Analytics departments. His main responsibilities include strategic balance sheet management, investment portfolio decision, liquidity management, and financial data analytics.

Prior to his current appointment, he was the Head of Central Treasury department and Head of Assets and Liabilities Management.

He holds his Ph.D. and MS in Industrial Engineering from Georgia Institute of Technology, USA. He is a CAIA (Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst), CAP (Certified Analytics Professional), and FRM (Financial Risk Manager) designation holder. He is also an Assistant Professor at the Faculty of Accountancy and Commerce, Chulalongkorn University, Thailand.

Dr. Karin is a frequent speaker at industry-related conferences in the area of liquidity management, interest rate risk management, treasury management and fund transfer pricing.

Chayawadee Chai-anant

Senior Director, Financial Markets Department

Bank of Thailand

15:1015:55

Series of presentations: Tackling challenges in AML detection and prevention

16:10 - 16:50

Series of 15 min presentations addressing data science experiences in Risk management and AML (three rapid-fire presentations)

1. Using machine learning technologies in risk management domain

  • Leveraging existing data architectures and new technology
  • Use cases and behavioral models

Anusorn Minphimai, Vice President, Risk Management Department, Asia Office, Mizuho Ban

2. COVID-19 Impacts on Transaction Monitoring (TM)

  • Changes in transactional behavior and how this impacts TM systems and controls
  • Challenges in implementing TM optimisation programmes during COVID-19

Lee Ashmore, Global Head of AML, HSBC

3. Presentation

Anzar Mulyantoro, Head of AML Advisory Department, Bank Mandiri

Lee Ashmore

Global head of anti money laundering technology & regional head of financial crime risk IT - Asia Pacific

HSBC

Lee joined HSBC in the UK in 1997 and has since held a number of IT roles in the UK, Brazil, India and Hong Kong. Lee has been based in Hong Kong since June 2010 where he has held senior roles across Finance and Risk technology teams. Lee was responsible for deploying and upgrading the compliance systems that helped HSBC successfully meet its Deferred Prosecution Agreement commitments in Asia Pacific as the Regional Head of Compliance IT, and he then picked up additional responsibility as the Global Head of AML Technology for HSBC Group in January 2018. This role includes overall responsibility for HSBC’s transaction monitoring systems and strategy across the group and has involved a significant amount of engagement with the FCA in the UK and the Skilled Person team assigned to HSBC. 

Anzar Mulyantoro

Bank Mandiri

Head of AML

Educations: 
• Master of Management majoring in Financial Management from University of Gadjah Mada (UGM) Yogyakarta with GPA 3.57 – Graduated 2007
• Economics Degree majoring in Accounting from Indonesia College of Economics – Sekolah Tinggi Ilmu Ekonomi ‘Indonesia’ - STEI, Jakarta with GPA 3.15 – Graduated February 2001
ADDITIONAL EDUCATIONS/CERTIFICATIONS :
• Executive Education at University of Michigan Stephen M. Ross School of Business, Ann Arbor-Michigan USA.
• International Advanced Certificate in Compliance and Financial Crime from International Compliance Training (ICT), Birmingham, UK – Certified.
• Certified in Anti-Money Laundering Specialist (CAMS) from Association of Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists-ACAMS, Miami, USA.
• Anti-Money Laundering & Counter-Terrorism Financing Conference organized by ACAMS
• AML & CFT Certification organized by Indonesian Financial Transaction Reports and Analysis Centre – Central Bank of Indonesia – Communication Forum of Compliance Director
• Risk Management Cetification - Level 3
• Financial Crime and Compliance Training (Fraud Prevention and AML/CFT Compliance) organized by Bankers Association for Risk Management (BARa)
• Risk Management Certification from Indonesian Bankers Association

Work experiences: 
A. BANKING ORGANIZATION : PT Bank Mandiri (Persero) Tbk.
- Head of AML CFT (January 2017 – now)
- Head of Decentralized Compliance & Operational Risk (April – December 2016)
- AML CFT Team Leader (June 2014 – March 2016)
- Compliance Officer (June 2008 – May 2014)
- Accounting Staff (July 2002 – May 2008)

B. PUBLIC SPEAKER / TRAINER / LECTURER :
• Financial GRC Week – AML & Financial Crime Asia Summit 2019, Singapore, “Know Your Correspondent’s (KYC-C): De-Risking Correspondent Banking”
• Financial GRC Week – AML & Financial Crime Asia Summit 2018, Singapore “Establishing a Comprehensive Financial Crime Risk Framework across Client Onboarding and Surveillance”.

Anusorn Minphimai

Vice President, Risk Management Department, Asia Office

Mizuho Bank

Mr. Minphimai is currently working on data sciences projects at Mizuho Bank in Singapore.
Prior to this, he has worked on several roles including macroeconomic analysis, market risk management, liquidity risk management, model validation, and credit risk management at Mizuho Financial Group in Tokyo and Mizuho Bank in Bangkok.
Mr. Minphimai holds MA in Economics from Kanazawa University, where he’s a Japanese government (Monbukagakusho) scholarship recipient, and MA in Statistics from Yale University, where he’s a Fulbright scholar

15:5516:00

Chairman closing remarks

11:55 - 12:00

Aziz Durrani

Senior Financial Sector Specialist, Financial Stability and Supervision and Payment & Settlement Systems

The Seacen Center

Aziz has over 18 years of experience in international banking and finance, and in setting, enforcing and providing training on regulatory policies and standards. He joined the SEACEN Centre in August 2016 on a sponsored career break from the Bank of England. Aziz is responsible for providing technical assistance, capacity building and delivering training programmes to SEACEN’s 35 member and associate member Central Banks and Regulatory Authorities on issues related to Supervision, Financial Stability, Risk Management and Financial Market Infrastructures.

Before joining SEACEN, Aziz spent 7 years working as a Senior Technical Specialist at the Bank of England / Prudential Regulation Authority. He was originally recruited as the Lead Supervisor of RBS’ Non-Core Bank, following RBS’ collapse in 2009. Aziz was responsible for supervising the management, workout and sell-off of RBS’ assets and portfolios, and its eventual wind-down. Aziz then joined the Risk Specialists Directorate and over several years led the stress testing of Wholesale banking book exposures for all the major UK banks, eventually as part of the Bank of England’s Concurrent Stress Test. He also had responsibility for leading the on-site Asset Quality and Provision Adequacy reviews across Wholesale loan portfolios of major banks, both in the UK and globally. During this time, Aziz was also seconded to the Markets Division within the Bank of England, where he led a team that managed the widening of the BoE’s Funding for Lending Scheme to include a variety of new Wholesale asset classes.

16:0016:00

End of conference

17:35 - 17:36

09:3009:35

Chairman opening remarks

09:30 - 09:35

Aziz Durrani

Senior Financial Sector Specialist, Financial Stability and Supervision and Payment & Settlement Systems

The Seacen Center

Aziz has over 18 years of experience in international banking and finance, and in setting, enforcing and providing training on regulatory policies and standards. He joined the SEACEN Centre in August 2016 on a sponsored career break from the Bank of England. Aziz is responsible for providing technical assistance, capacity building and delivering training programmes to SEACEN’s 35 member and associate member Central Banks and Regulatory Authorities on issues related to Supervision, Financial Stability, Risk Management and Financial Market Infrastructures.

Before joining SEACEN, Aziz spent 7 years working as a Senior Technical Specialist at the Bank of England / Prudential Regulation Authority. He was originally recruited as the Lead Supervisor of RBS’ Non-Core Bank, following RBS’ collapse in 2009. Aziz was responsible for supervising the management, workout and sell-off of RBS’ assets and portfolios, and its eventual wind-down. Aziz then joined the Risk Specialists Directorate and over several years led the stress testing of Wholesale banking book exposures for all the major UK banks, eventually as part of the Bank of England’s Concurrent Stress Test. He also had responsibility for leading the on-site Asset Quality and Provision Adequacy reviews across Wholesale loan portfolios of major banks, both in the UK and globally. During this time, Aziz was also seconded to the Markets Division within the Bank of England, where he led a team that managed the widening of the BoE’s Funding for Lending Scheme to include a variety of new Wholesale asset classes.

09:3510:05

Regulatory panel: Addressing regulatory fragmentation in the ASEAN region

09:30 - 10:10

  • How has regulatory fragmentation impacted the ASEAN region
  • How we seen evidence that regulatory fragmentation leads to financial instability?
  • How to reduce the gap between global and local standards to ensure consistency in implementation
  • What would a risk-based framework benefit the recognition of the comparability of derivatives regulatory regimes?
  • Embracing regulatory change in the insurance industry
Andres Portilla

Managing Director and Head Regulatory Affairs Department

Institute of International Finance

10:0510:20

In Conversation with Chief Risk Officer

10:05 - 10:20

10:2010:35

Presentation; Margin reform phase V and VI or Libor

10:20 - 10:35

10:3510:50

Morning break

10:10 - 10:40

10:5011:30

Executive panel: How can risk managers stay ahead of the curve?

10:40 - 11:20

  • How prepared is the ASEAN industry for the looming Basel IV deadline? 
  • Defining non-financial risks: who’s held responsible?
  • New risks introduced by disruptive technology
  • Should risk functions be restructured to embrace change?
  • How do you integrate pandemic and geopolitical risk into risk management
Anita Menon | Moderator

Chief Risk Officer

Prudential BSN Takaful Berhad

Anita Menon was appointed as Chief Risk Officer of Prudential BSN Takaful in May 2012. She is responsible for the Risk, Compliance, Legal and Government Relations functions and to drive the Company’s Risk & Regulatory programme. Additionally, Anita has led the implementation of a number of strategic regulatory projects across PruBSN. As CRO, Anita is also a member of the PruBSN Executive Committee and provides risk challenge in the development and execution of the company’s business strategies. She has also been an active contributor at the industry level through her participation in working groups involving both takaful & insurance associations.

Prior to joining Prudential, Anita served at KPMG Malaysia for 12 years and was a Partner and Head of Financial Risk Management and Strategic Management Services. She was also a member of KPMG’s Global Islamic Finance and Investments Group and was leading the Islamic Finance practice in Advisory for Malaysia at the time of leaving. Anita has worked extensively with clients locally and globally in the financial services sector in areas of strategic management, risk management, performance management and feasibility studies while at KPMG.

Anita is frequently invited as a speaker at trainings and conferences and has trained clients in areas such as Risk Management, Islamic finance and Performance Management. She also contributes to thought leadership development in these areas and has had a number of articles published. Anita was a working group member of the Islamic Financial Services Board (IFSB) that was involved in developing a set of new standards for the Retakaful Industry and was one of the invited speakers at a takaful training organized by the World Bank for the development of takaful in Abu Dhabi. She was also a panel member of the inaugural Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) Industry Advisory Executive Panel (IAEP). Anita holds a Bachelor of Science (Hons) and Master of Business Administration (MBA) from the University of Nottingham, UK. 

Michael Gibbs

President

Surestep

Michael is the Founder and President of SureStep – a global systems integrator specializing in GRC automation and reporting solutions.

Since 2007, SureStep has successfully completed projects across finance, manufacturing, transportation, natural resource and other industries. Those clients have ranged from 2-person risk and compliance teams to those having over 65,000 participants in their GRC programs. As the practice lead at SureStep, Mike guides clients to best practices and ensures they optimize their GRC technology investments for the long term.

SureStep provides solutions from ServiceNow, Workiva and IBM as well as GRC managed services. Mike’s team works from offices in Hong Kong and Singapore in addition to their New York and Toronto locations.

Michael Lor

Former CEO

Canadia Bank, Advisor to the Ministry of Economy and Finance, Cambodia

Michael Lor has built a distinguish track-record of over 30 years across the Southeast Asian region as a senior-level banker with extensive focus in strategic business transformation, risk management and corporate governance; organization and human capital development.

He is presently an Advisor to the Ministry of Economy and Finance, Cambodia.

Amongst his various professional appointments, he was previously the CEO of Canadia Bank PLC, Cambodia; where he led the transformation of this local bank into a regional financial services group. Prior to Canadia Bank, he was the Group CEO of EON Bank Group, Malaysia. Under his leadership, the banking group was transformed from being previously perceived as a non-descript player in the industry to being regarded as a rapidly growing universal commercial bank and one of the most talked about banking franchise in Malaysia.

Michael was also previously, the Worldwide Director for Banking Solutions with Hewlett Packard; and prior to that, the Group Head of Consumer Banking for RHB Bank, Malaysia. He was a Managing Director with DBS Bank, Singapore for 17 years, serving in various senior management capacities in both their Singapore and Thailand banking operations.

During his professional career, he has been involved in both the banking and technology industries; and have led businesses in Singapore, Thailand, Malaysia, Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar and China, respectively. He is presently a passionate advocate of digital transformation and innovation in the region’s financial services industry; serving in various advisory functions and roles.

Ahmad Shukri Abd Rahman

Chief Risk Officer

Bank Rakyat

Ahmad Shukri has over 29 years of experience in banking and finance,focusing on areas of risk management and Islamic Finance.He is at present the Chief Risk Officer of Bank Kerjasama Rakyat Malaysia Berhad. Prior to his current appointment, he was the Head of Risk Management , OCBC Al-Amin Bank Berhad where he served there for about 8 years. Shukri had also served at the following Banks respectively Al-Rajhi Bank Malaysia ,Bank Muamalat Malaysia, the Pacific Bank Berhad and Oriental Finance berhad.

Shukri is Certified Professional in Islamic Finance (CPIF) under the Chartered Institute of Islamic Finance Professional (CIIF). He also holds an Executive Master in Islamic Banking and Finance from Asia E University and a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Adminstration majoring in Finance from Texas A&M University,Commerce,USA.

Shukri is also currently a part time lecturer for Islamic Finance and Risk Management at the International Center for Education in Islamic Finance(INCEIF) and a also member of the Finance Accreditation Agency’s Finance Accreditation Panel (FAP).

Ramzi Sharif

Head, Group Chief Risk Officer (GCRO) Office

Maybank

11:3011:45

Fireside chat

10:20 - 10:35

11:4511:45

Virtual day one ends

11:45 - 11:46

09:3010:05

Panel discussion: Managing liquidity risk in the COVID-impacted market

11:05 - 11:40

  • The enhancing liquidity risk reporting and stress testing framework under global pandemic risk and disturbance
  • Real-life barriers in measuring intraday liquidity risk
  • Under new stress scenarios: what to expect from smart analytics and IT infrastructure
Vishal Kapoor

Executive director, functional audit head for risk and group finance

DBS Bank

Vishal Kapoor has 23 years’ experience in strategic planning, risk management, and capital planning advisory. He is currently heading the audit teams for Risk and Finance in DBS at the Group level. He has spent time in auditing, banking and consulting. His projects include reviewing ICAAP/ liquidity risk for 3 consecutive years for a major Singapore-based bank, and reporting the results to the board and the regulator. He addressed stress testing issues at an enterprise-wide level, set risk governance for banks in China and Singapore, conducted programme reviews for Basel II and provided over 700 hours ICAAP/ Basel III/ liquidity training to senior management and the board of various banks. Previously, he held key positions with JP Morgan, Standard Chartered, Deutsche Bank, and Credit Suisse.  He holds an MBA from Chicago Booth School of Business and is a Chartered Accountant.

10:0510:20

Fireside chat

10:20 - 10:35

10:2010:50

Fireside Chat: The World beyond the global financial crisis of COVID-19

14:00 - 14:30

  • What has the impact been to the financial sector and cross border trade in this unprecedented time?
  • Through these unchartered territories what are the challenges the sector now faces to ensure we are prepared for the future?
  • Did we miss the warning signs and could we have been more prepared? Understanding what we could have done to be more prepared?
Burin Adulwattana

Chief Economist

Bangkok Bank

Burin Adulwattana is Chief Economist and Strategist at Bangkok Bank with research publications on the global economic outlook and trends for interest rates and currencies. For the past couple of years, he has given talks on the Thai economic outlook to several Thai corporates, as well as at the Fitch Thailand Investor Briefing. In addition, he has often been asked for his views on the Thai economy, monetary policy and exchange rates by Bloomberg. Prior to joining Bangkok Bank, Burin worked for the Bank of Thailand as a global market strategist at the foreign reserve management department and as a FX strategist at Credit Agricole HK. He holds BA and MA degrees in mathematics and economics from Cambridge University.

Man Juttijudata

Assistant Secretary General

Government Pension Fund Of Thailand

Dr. Man Juttijudata has a background in Engineering. He got his Bachelor from Chulalongkorn University and continued his path for the Master from Columbia University in New York, USA. He also received a scholarship to pursue Ph.D. from the George Washington University in DC. After gained some experiences in the US, he returned to Thailand. He joined TISCO as specialist in Economic and financial modeling covering Equity, Fixed Income and Currency. Later on he moved to Kasikorn Asset Management as Risk Manager. He also involved not only in Risk and Performance Measurement but also in Derivatives and Structured Funds. Finally, he joined Government Pension Fund in the same field of Risk Management. Then he moved to the head of Investment Strategy Department responsible for long-term Strategic Asset Allocation and short-term Tactical Asset Allocation. He was also a member of Asset Allocation team, Fund Manager Selection team, and Member Investment Choice team. Due to his exemplary performance, he was promoted as Assistant Secretary-General responsible for Strategic Management and Business Development, Corporate Consulting Group. At present, he is Chief Risk Officer responsible for Investment Risk Management, Corporate Compliance, and Enterprise Risk Management.

10:5011:05

Morning break

10:10 - 10:40

11:0511:40

Panel Discussion: The next generation of AI/Machine learning adoption in risk management A line-up of

09:30 - 10:05

A line-up of AI experts will diagnose the current issues in the AI/ML adoption in risk management.

Discussion will cover:

  • With limited real time capability, how has AI supported the global pandemic?
  • Winning strategies in presenting business justification
  • How to overcome data quality/standardization challenges
  • Analyse large amounts of data while maintaining granularity of analysis
  • Practical applications and potential challenges
Steven Low Weng Haw

Group Chief Risk Officer

Affin Bank Berhad

Sigrid Rouam

Global Director Data Science & Data Analytics

Standard Chartered

The world can be a better place if data-driven insights and decision making is accessible to more people. Sigrid's passion is to spread the use of data science in and outside of the organisation to drive better decisions so that together they can create bigger impact to business and society.

Thus Sigrid spend time coaching young data scientists as well as people new to the field via mentoring and training. 

Currently, Sigrid head a team of data scientists at Standard Chartered Bank where her main role is to develop the organisation's data science capability and accelerate the use of data driven insights to create business value. 

Sigrid has worked in various industries, namely R&D, FMCG, Telco and Finance which gave her the opportunity to work with all sorts of data to solve diverse challenges. She is also interested in innovation and always seek new problems to solve, especially at the intersection of data science, business and technology. She is also active in the startup community as an advisor and mentor, and speak regularly at local and international conferences.

Sigrid holds an engineering degree (Hons) in Agronomy, Bio-engineering and Statistics from AgroParisTech, Paris, France (top institute of higher education in life sciences in France), a Masters degree (Hons) in Probability and Statistics from AgroParisTech/ Universite Paris-Sud/Ecole Normale Superieure, Paris, France and a PhD in Biostatistics (Hons) from University Paris-Sud, Paris, France, jointly conducted with Genome Institute of Singapore, A*STAR. 

Jonathan Morgan

Founder

Kobe International Blockchain Research Centre

Experienced risk specialist and a lead researcher in AI, Machine Learning & Blockchain, with a passion to be the bridge between traditional banking and digital transformation. 16+ years track record of transforming business operations, enhancing processes via technologies, re-defining policies and frameworks in the risk & compliance environment and launching new ventures partnering with solution providers. 

11:4011:55

Fireside chat

10:20 - 10:35

11:5512:00

Chairman closing remarks

11:55 - 12:00

Aziz Durrani

Senior Financial Sector Specialist, Financial Stability and Supervision and Payment & Settlement Systems

The Seacen Center

Aziz has over 18 years of experience in international banking and finance, and in setting, enforcing and providing training on regulatory policies and standards. He joined the SEACEN Centre in August 2016 on a sponsored career break from the Bank of England. Aziz is responsible for providing technical assistance, capacity building and delivering training programmes to SEACEN’s 35 member and associate member Central Banks and Regulatory Authorities on issues related to Supervision, Financial Stability, Risk Management and Financial Market Infrastructures.

Before joining SEACEN, Aziz spent 7 years working as a Senior Technical Specialist at the Bank of England / Prudential Regulation Authority. He was originally recruited as the Lead Supervisor of RBS’ Non-Core Bank, following RBS’ collapse in 2009. Aziz was responsible for supervising the management, workout and sell-off of RBS’ assets and portfolios, and its eventual wind-down. Aziz then joined the Risk Specialists Directorate and over several years led the stress testing of Wholesale banking book exposures for all the major UK banks, eventually as part of the Bank of England’s Concurrent Stress Test. He also had responsibility for leading the on-site Asset Quality and Provision Adequacy reviews across Wholesale loan portfolios of major banks, both in the UK and globally. During this time, Aziz was also seconded to the Markets Division within the Bank of England, where he led a team that managed the widening of the BoE’s Funding for Lending Scheme to include a variety of new Wholesale asset classes.

12:0012:00

Virtual event ends

11:55 - 11:56