Risk ASEAN 2020

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.

Paul Bishop

Director, Risk Solution


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.

Karin Boonlertvanich

First Senior Vice President


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.

Michael Gibbs



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.

Suiunbek Ibraev

Head of Analytics and Market Price Control, Market Risk Management


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.

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.

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.

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. 

Jonathan Morgan


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. 

Anzar Mulyantoro

Bank Mandiri

Head of AML

• 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
• 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)

• 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”.

Arup Raha

Chief Economist

BNP Paribas

Ahmad Shukri Abd Rahman

Chief Risk Officer


Ahmad Shukri has over 28 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 Administration majoring in Finance from Texas A&M University, Commerce, USA.

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. 

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.