Speakers

Risk ASEAN 2020

Luiza Karolina Rosinska

Head of Risk Policy and Credit Risk Intelligence

TMB Bank PCL

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.

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.

Pachaneeya Chongsatja

Head of Treasury

Citi

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).

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Andrew Ng

Group Executive, Managing Director and Head of Treasury and Markets

DBS

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.

 

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

Nor Zihan Binti Ismail

Head of Model Risk Management & Validation

Maybank

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.

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

MUFG

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.

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.

Hardik Shah

ESG Practice Lead

GMO LLC

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.

Harry Stahl

Director, Business and Solutions Strategy, Capital Markets Solutions

FIS

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.