Speakers are listed in alphabetical order of their last names.
Arthur Yuen is in charge of the full range of banking policy, supervision, conduct, and enforcement issues at the HKMA. He joined the HKMA in 1996 as Head of Administration and has since taken up different responsibilities including research and liaison on China economic and market development issues before being appointed Head of Banking Supervision in 2000. He took up the position as Executive Director (Banking Development) in July 2004, Executive Director (Banking Supervision) in June 2005 and Executive Director (External) in July 2008. He was appointed to his present position on 1 January 2010.
Speakers are listed in alphabetical order of their last name.
KH is the Head of CDIO at UBS Wealth Management Hong Kong, and oversees the governance, strategy and collaboration across technology capabilities in the location. He works closely with stakeholders in the region and help strategize digital transformation journeys.
Prior to joining the bank, KH had been a Consulting Partner at Deloitte China and had led the Technology Strategies and Transformation practice, focused on intelligent automation, next generation enterprise platforms and ecosystems.
Before the consulting journey, KH had spent over 25 years in the financial services. He had served in various technology leadership roles across Asset Management, Securities brokerage and Investment Banking in the region.
Aged 59. Mr Chung was appointed Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director of the Bank in July 2021. Mr Chung is a director of Fubon Credit (Hong Kong) Limited and Fubon Life Insurance (Hong Kong) Company Limited. Mr Chung is a veteran banker with over 30 years of extensive experience in the banking industry. Prior to joining the Bank, he was the Head of Banking & Corporate Finance, Asia Pacific of Banco Santander since October 2014, responsible for corporate and investment banking business with corporations and financial institutions in China, Japan, Korea, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Australia and Singapore. Before joining Banco Santander, Mr Chung had a long career with Citi. He joined Citi in Hong Kong in 1988 and worked in various customer groups and businesses, including top tier corporates and conglomerates, multinational companies, real estate developers, financial institutions and private banking. From 2007 to 2014 he had served as a member of the board of directors for Citibank Taiwan Limited. Simon graduated from The University of Hong Kong with a major in Geography and Geology and has an MBA from York University, Canada. He was elected an associate of the Chartered Institute of Bankers (England) in 1990. As part of his volunteering effort, Mr Chung is a member of the Council and ex-officio member of the Court of Lingnan University, Hong Kong.
Mr Frazer Lam is the Chief Information Officer of China CITIC Bank International Limited and is responsible for managing the Bank’s information technology functions.
Mr Lam has more than 20 years of experience in the banking and consulting industries, with expertise particularly in application development and FinTech technology. Prior to joining the Bank, Mr. Lam was the General Manager of Technology and Services Department at New World Development Company Limited. Before that, he had held various senior positions such as Deputy General Manager, Information Technology Department of Bank of China (Hong Kong) Limited.
Mr Lam is currently the Advisor of Hong Kong Computer Society’s Fintech Specialist Group, taking an active role in promoting the use of FinTech in Hong Kong and providing advice to the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region and other stakeholders on FinTech development in Hong Kong.
Mr Stephen Leung joined the Bank of East Asia, Limited in September 2021 as Head of IT and Head of Fintech Development.
Mr Leung steers and manages the technical development of all IT services of the bank. He also leads the Fintech Department to drive the adoption of latest technologies, as well as fostering an innovative culture at all levels.
Having worked in various Hong Kong, Chinese, European and American banks for over 25 years, Mr Leung has solid experience in application delivery, IT service management, IT management and innovation. Prior to joining the bank, Mr Leung was Head of IT - Wealth and Personal Banking in Hang Seng Bank Limited.
Mr Leung holds a Bachelor’s degree in Information Systems from Staffordshire University in the United Kingdom, and BS ISO/IEC20000:2011 and BS ISO/IEC 27001:2013 lead auditor certificates. He is a Financial Technology Committee Member of The Hong Kong Institute of Bankers, and an Advisory Board Member of the Fintech Indices of the University of Hong Kong.
Luanne LIM was appointed Chief Executive, Hong Kong, HSBC, in February 2022, having previously served as Chief Operating Officer, Hong Kong, HSBC, a role that she has held since 2017.
Ms Lim has more than 25 years of experience in the banking industry. Since joining HSBC Retail Banking in Singapore in 1999, she has held leadership roles and spearheaded strategic growth and transformation initiatives across HSBC’s key markets in Asia, including:
• Mainland China: Set up and built a sizeable client operations division of a strategic joint venture
• Vietnam: Supported the significant expansion of the business and the local incorporation of HSBC Bank (Vietnam) Ltd, the first wholly foreign-owned bank to operate both branches and transaction offices in Vietnam
• Malaysia: Led HSBC Data Processing Malaysia Sdn Bhd, supporting businesses and operations for more than 25 markets around the globe
• Indonesia: Oversaw the integration of PT Bank Ekonomi with HSBC Indonesia in her capacity as the Chief Operating Officer and a director of the Board
During her time as Chief Operating Officer, Hong Kong, Ms Lim delivered key innovation and efficiency programmes that demonstrate her strong understanding of the needs of our customers and employees in Hong Kong.
She currently serves several industry organisations. She is a Vice Chairperson of Hong Kong Association of Banks. She is a member of the Hong Kong Monetary Authority’s Banking Advisory Committee and the Investor and Financial Education Council’s Financial Education Coordination Committee.
Ms Lim is also a strong advocate for workplace inclusion and has a passion for the environment.
Aveline San is Chief Executive Officer for Citi Hong Kong and Macau, responsible for the businesses and operations in the two markets. She is also the Chief Executive of Citibank N.A., Hong Kong Branch.
Aveline joined Citi in April 2019 as Regional Chief Compliance Officer for Asia Pacific (APAC). Prior to that, she was with UBS where she spent 14 years in various senior management positions, including APAC Group Regional Head of Compliance & Operational Risk Control and General Counsel of Wealth Management for North Asia. Aveline began her career as a lawyer in Australia.
As Chief Executive, David is responsible for leading the company for the launch and development of livi, a virtual bank that is set to disrupt Hong Kong’s banking sector.
David has over 20 years of financial and banking experience with the Bank of China. In Hong Kong since 2016, he has held a number of senior positions in the bank, including overseeing the branch network, consumer banking and SME business development, as well as personal banking and wealth management products.
David’s past roles have covered consumer banking, innovation and digital transformation, enabling him to gain insights in local consumer behaviour and trends. He has also participated in a number of major innovative projects, including branch transformation and the extension of Greater Bay Area account opening facilities for Hong Kong people.
David graduated from the City University London with an Executive MBA degree in 2008.
livi is backed by BOC Hong Kong, Jingdong Digits Technology and the Jardine Matheson Group, which together bring to livi a unique range of benefits in terms of financial strength, technological expertise and marketing excellence.
Lareina Wang is Executive Director, Head of Digital and Innovation in DBS HK’s Institutional Banking Group. In this role she manages the Bank’s digital business serving clients ranging from large corporates to SMEs; Lareina is responsible for the Digital P&L, digital product and platform development as well as delivering best in class digital customer journeys across the Hong Kong and Greater Bay Area.
Lareina is an active FinTech practitioner, currently serving as the Co-Chair to Digital Banking and Payments Committee in FinTech Association Hong Kong.
Prior to DBS, Lareina held senior digital and strategy roles in HSBC UK and Hong Kong, and worked in Barclays Bank and Ogilvy in London, as well as various marketing roles in Shanghai. She holds an MSc in International Marketing as well as a BA in English Literature.
Speakers are listed in alphabetical order of their last name.
Musheer has over 16 years of extensive experience in financial services and technology, including a decade as a global markets’ trader, and a management consultant following his MBA from University of Hong Kong and London Business School. Since 2016, Musheer has contributed extensively to building the Fintech ecosystem in Asia, particularly as the co-founder of the FinTech Association of Hong Kong, having led the Association as its inaugural General Manager from 2017 to 2019. Additionally, he is on several advisory boards and a mentor/advisor to major Blockchain and Fintech startups.
Over the last few years, he has been working closely with the Fintech industry in developing frameworks and growing the digital ecosystem in Hong Kong and APAC, including for the development of the Fintech regulations and policy. He has worked closely with several regulators, government bodies and CXOs of financial institutions across Asia on fintech, blockchain and digital economy, while providing advisory services and workshops to regulators in Hong Kong and across Asia on Fintech and Digital Assets’ policy. He has authored several articles and white papers on different subjects of Fintech, Blockchain and Capital Markets.
He is currently an external consultant with the Bank of International Settlements – Innovation Hub, Hong Kong Centre responsible for projects on Green Finance and SME Finance using Distributed Ledger Technology. He is also an advisor to Digital Asset firms in the region, supporting their engagement with businesses and policy makers in the region. He has regularly engaged with a host of regional and national regulators and policy makers in Asia, on Fintech and crypto policy and has a strong understanding of use and development of CBDCs in the region. He was the global startup ambassador for Tokyo Metropolitan Government for year 2021 and is the co-founder of IndiaTech Hong Kong, a platform for bridging India and China Greater Bay Area. He is also the cofounder of the London Business School Founders & Investors Alumni Club and on the board of the LBS Hong Kong Alumni club.
Musheer is passionate about Fintech education and has been a regular guest lecturer on the topics of Fintech, Digital Banking, Investment Management, Blockchain, Artificial Intelligence at University of Hong Kong, HKUST, HKU Space, CUHK, PolyU, CityU, Baptist University, National University of Singapore, Asia Institute of Management, National Institute of Technology, India among others. He is a regular contributor and author of articles on Fintech, Digital Banking, Blockchain and Investment Banking and been quoted in various media channels, including on CNBC, Bloomberg, SCMP, IFLR, CGTN, Financial Times, Asian Investor, MEDICI, Economic Times, S&P Global etc., He has been a Keynote and speaker at 100+ events, including Singapore Fintech Festival, Hong Kong Fintech Week, London Fintech Week, India Fintech Festival, Money 20/20, Seamless Asia, Rise Conference, Economic Times Asian Leaders Conclave, China Fintech Summit, Virtual Fintech Forum and Qatar Fintech Summit.
Mr Kenny Au has just joined the Bank of East Asia in 2022, and is responsible for overseeing the bank’s data science and governance.
Kenny have over 20 years of banking experience. His early career path had being focusing on project management, process re-engineering and operations in global investment banks. In 2016 he has taken the challenge of Chief Data Officer, Asia Pacific for BNP Paribas Bank, one of the first Chief Data Officers in Asia. Kenny have witnessed the growth on data (be it data governance and analytics adoption).
Kenny’s banking experience and data expertise have allowed him to become expert in data commercialization, which is now the key challenge in any banks.
Anir is the Co-Head of Integrated Risk Management (IRM), Asia. IRM puts people back at the center of risk & compliance management by empowering them to make better risk decisions, bringing together an interdisciplinary team across data analytics, behavioral science as well as risk and regulatory expertise, to help clients approach an increasingly complex risk landscape.
Anir has worked within financial services for the last 17 years focusing primarily on non-financial risk topics; financial crime, risk culture and compliance alongside his management consulting experience; strategy, operations, data governance, change and programme management. Anir has helped multiple globally complex and matrix organisations (ranging from financial regulators, banks and insurers) with critical regulatory monitorships through to proactive digital transformations, applying his strategic and change skills to promote sustainable, long-term improvement and better outcomes.
Bobby leads the Sales Strategy & Execution for Wealth Solutions at Refinitiv (an LSEG business) across the Asia Pacific region. In this role, Bobby defines the strategy for the wealth business across different markets, ensures the development and implementation of solutions are market leading, and supports the sales team to bring the value of our offerings to the wealth community.
Bobby has more than 14 years of experience in both financial services and wealth management industry across the region. Prior to joining Refinitiv (f.k.a Thomson Reuters), he was a Wealth Management Consultant with Mercer Singapore, providing bespoke investment consultancy to financial organizations in Asia.
He was also one of the lead Sales Director with Morningstar Asia, accountable for strategically positioning of Morningstar's capabilities and driving business in the South East Asia region. Bobby's past experience in this field also include working in Citi Private Bank and Intercontinental Exchange (ICE).
An FRM- and CAMS-certified specialist, Felix has gained in-depth experience of the IT industry and its FinTech and RegTech sectors not only at Dun & Bradstreet, but also IHS Markit, SAS Institute and Microsoft. He has also worked with many of the world’s largest financial institutions on anti-money laundering, risk management and digital transformation initiatives. Felix has spent the last several years strongly advocating regulatory technology for truly enhanced anti-money laundering and 3rd party risk management operations. His academic background in data science and quantitative finance further adds to his expertise in key areas related to compliance, risk management and advanced analytics.
Matt joined J. P. Morgan in 2022 and is responsible for shaping and driving J.P. Morgan’s sustainability agenda. He is focused on the firm’s financing activities and operations in Asia Pacific including: development and supporting delivery of regional sustainability and climate commitments; climate and ESG reporting; risk management; and engaging with clients, investors and key stakeholders to support and inform the bank’s regional sustainability strategy.
Prior to joining J.P. Morgan, Matt led the Asia Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association (ASIFMA)’s Public Policy and Sustainable Finance division, leading advocacy and market development efforts on behalf of 160+ member firms. Matt’s experience spans financial services, international commerce, technology, strategy, corporate governance, and environmental engineering.
Over the last 25 years, Matt has performed various roles at the Depository Trust & Clearing Corporation (DTCC), Thomson Reuters, PepsiCo International, Cadbury Schweppes, the Australian Commonwealth Government, Sydney Water Corporation and Waste Service NSW. He has worked in Australia, the UK and now Hong Kong.
Matt has a Master of Commerce (Strategic Value Management), Bachelor of Arts (Political Science) and Bachelor of Engineering (Environmental – Honours Class – majoring in Water Engineering) degrees, and became a Graduate member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (GAICD) in 2018.
Reginia has more than 14 years of experience in the Banking and Finance Industry. She is exceptional in communicating with C-levels to envision the end state by applying the right technologies in business transformation to achieve concrete business outcomes. During her past experience, she has led, masterminded many transformational projects, collaborated with senior key stakeholders of customers to deliver the digital, data, process, open banking strategies achieving New-To-Bank, Asset-Under-Management, Net-Promoter-Score and Member-Get-Member business KPIs. She is experienced in strategizing and planning front to back office transformation and improvement programs all the way from design to execution and implementation.
She has a solid track record of structuring, orchestrating FIRST in the city pioneer projects with banks and financial institutions solving business problems for revenue growth and improving cost efficiency within tight timeline and budget.
Kristy is the Head of Human Resources, Hong Kong for HSBC. She joined HSBC in July 2018 as the Head of Resourcing and Onboarding HK, responsible for implementing the new RPO model for recruitment, establishing the Executive Search function in ASP, and charting a path to greater digitization of the onboarding experience for new hires. She was appointed as the Regional Head of Resourcing and Onboarding for Asia Pacific in 2021, managing a team responsible for delivering the recruitment strategies enabling critical growth initiatives, such as Asian Wealth.
She holds a Master Degree in Human Resources Management and Development and a Bachelor Degree in Business Administration.
Mr Nelson Chow has been appointed to the present position from 1 September 2016 with responsibilities for facilitating the healthy development of the fintech ecosystem in Hong Kong and promoting Hong Kong as a fintech hub in Asia. He joined the HKMA in 2004 and was responsible for the supervision of banks’ technology risk management and business continuity planning as well as the formulation of related policies and guidelines. He was the Deputy Chief Representative of the New York Office in 2010. After returning to Hong Kong in 2013, he took up responsibilities to supervise banks’ operational risk management and perform macro-prudential data analysis. Prior to joining the HKMA, Mr Chow was a Vice President of JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A. responsible for information risk management of the Asia Pacific region.
Mary is a Partner in EY’s People Advisory Services based in Hong Kong . Her role focuses on serving boards and leadership teams to clarify their organisational strategy, articulate performance expectations, and aligning their organisational and people initiatives.
Her areas of expertise include Mergers & Acquisitions, Organisation Structure Design, Leadership Assessments, Corporate Scorecard Design, Performance Management, Total Rewards and Salesforce Effectiveness.
Mary has worked extensively in Financial Services, encompassing Retail, Commercial, Corporate, Investment, Universal Banks, Islamic Banks, Multi lateral Development Banks, Sovereign Wealth, Provident & Pension Funds & Insurers.
Mary has worked and lived in Singapore, Japan, the United Kingdom, Malaysia and Hong Kong.
Author and journalist Jame DiBiasio is editor of DigFin, part of AMTD Digital, a media business covering digital finance, fintech and digital assets (https://www.digfingroup.com). He serves on the board of the Fintech Association of Hong Kong. His book PLANET VC will be out in 2023.
Wendy Ennis is the Regional Head, Financial Crime Compliance (FCC) & CFCC Governance Asia, Standard Chartered Bank. In this role, Wendy supports her organization to meet its strategic goals through a continual risk management focus. Prior to this role, Wendy was one of the founding members of Mox Bank (HK) where she had the opportunity to lead the build of the FCC function, exploring the balance between controls and innovation. Wendy has also held the position of Greater China/ North Asia Regional FCC Head of Business Advisory and Governance at SCB.
Wendy has previously worked at JPMorgan, American Express and Dell Financial in various roles, originally an enthusiastic sales person before expanding her skillsets in operations and then moving across to the world of compliance.
Mr Chris Farquhar is the founder and Managing Partner of Cimigo, an independent market research consultancy with offices throughout the region.
Chris is the Representative of ESOMAR, the global professional association for market research in Hong Kong and is the Chairman of the Hong Kong Market Research Society. He has over 30 years of experience in the market research industry, including working with financial services organisations, major tourism, entertainment, and F&B brands, as well as member-based organizations.
Mr. HEUNG Hon-wing, Frank is a seasoned commercial banker with over 30 years’ experience in various local and foreign financial institutions, who is currently Head of Structured Finance, Commercial Real Estate & Corporate Advisory at Hang Seng Bank.
He assiduously leads sustainable financing initiatives, and plays a vital role in the establishment of the Sustainable Finance Team in 2020. Frank is also the bank representative of the Hong Kong Green Finance Association and Asia Pacific Loan Market Association.
With his aspiration in enriching the Bank’s sustainable product portfolio, Frank is dedicated to putting Hang Seng Bank at the forefront of driving the green and sustainable finance agenda and to help customers capitalize on green and sustainable finance opportunities. Under his supervision, the Sustainable Finance Team has achieved astonishing performance, which the Bank’s approved sustainable financing amount reached HKD17 billion in the first half of 2022, representing a growth of 175% year-on-year.
In addition, Frank also actively promotes green and sustainable financing by presenting in various external events, such as the ESG and Green Finance Opportunities Forum held in October 2021, and also at the seminar on Trends and Opportunities for Green and Sustainability-linked Loans, organized by The Hong Kong Polytechnic University in January 2022.
Frank holds a Bachelor of Social Science degree in Economics and Management Studies from the University of Hong Kong and is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) Charterholder. Prior to joining Hang Seng Bank, he has been working in managing banking relationships with corporates across different fields including manufacturing, retail, construction, property development and investment. With his extensive experience in the financial sector, Frank has taken up various management positions within the Commercial Banking division before becoming the Head of Structured Finance, Commercial Real Estate & Corporate Advisory in 2016.
Eu Jin Ho is currently Head of Technology for Citibank Hong Kong.
Since taking over the Technology team in Hong Kong, Eu Jin has made technology team simpler and stronger by ensuring clearer roles and responsibilities and end-to-end ownership of key technology projects. Eu Jin has ensured projects are delivered on-time and with high quality.
Before joining Citi, Eu Jin was the business lead for HSBC Broking online trading platform, responsible for growing digital penetration for retail clients. Prior to HSBC, Eu Jin was a director at UBS, responsible for leading the APAC change program for securitized products. Throughout his career in UBS, Eu Jin held multiple roles, including IT production support for order manager systems used by all UBS Relationship Managers in APAC, as well as project manager for post-trade settlement systems changes.
Eu Jin is a certified IT Service Management (ITIL) Expert and was one of the official reviewers for the ITIL V3 Service Strategy and Service Operations books. He was accepted to the British Computer Society (BCS) as a Chartered Fellow in 2008. Eu Jin has a Bachelor’s degree in Electrical and Electronic Engineering from The University of Manchester, UK and an MBA from CEIBS.
Willem Hoekstra is an associate managing director in the Cyber Risk practice of Kroll, based in Hong Kong. Willem has over 20 years of hands-on experience in business resilience management, Business Continuity and Crisis Management, encompassing awareness creation, managing board level crisis management training–shifting attitudes to BCM into a holistic operational resilience program involving every part of the organization. Over his career, his deliverables have included numerous presentations to staff and management, crisis management trainings, BC plan development, awareness campaigns and large-scale business integration tests.
Willem joined Kroll early 2022 after serving in a number of senior positions for several international banks in Europe and Asia, where his responsibilities also included operational resilience and corporate security.
For many years, Willem was Chair of the Hong Kong Financial Services BCM forum HKFSBCM, where he inaugurated the WISE industry-wide exercises. He is also the leader of the Hong Kong and Macau chapter of the Business Continuity Institute. He has presented and/or participated at numerous conferences and seminars on BCM around the globe.
Willem holds an MBA, a Masters degree in Communication Science, and a Propeadeuse degree in Economics.
Marilouise Hughes joined Citibank in February 2020 as their APAC Head of Conduct Risk Framework and the Global Process Owner for the Senior Manager Accountability Framework Regimes. Her role covers the entire Citi franchise for APAC region, Japan and globally for the Legacy Franchises and sits within the independent second line of defence Compliance Function. Marilouise is a UK qualified lawyer with 26 years financial services experience in client facing, back office, legal including litigation, risk and compliance departments covering retail, wealth, corporate and commercial, trust, asset management and investment banking.
Prior to joining Citi, Marilouise spent five years with UBS starting as the APAC Head of Conduct Risk Management and latterly taking on the global role of Conduct Risk Framework Governance & Oversight and 18 years with RBS Group. Her previous experience within includes corporate finance transactions; government, EU and regulatory engagement, legal and compliance (including AML and ABC) advisory work and Conduct Risk. She has worked in the UK, UK Crown dependencies, Singapore and Hong Kong in local, regional and global roles.
Paul is the Head Coach of the Hong Kong Rugby Sevens team. He’s has more than 20 years’ experience coaching at a world class level. Previously Paul was a player representing Wales on ten occasions, captaining the side against Canada in 1997, and previously played for Cardiff Met and Cardiff Blues before joining and captaining Pontypridd, before retiring as a player in 2005. He is now coaching the Hong Kong Sevens Team and at the 2018 Asian Games, Hong Kong won all the games in the competition including victory over long time rival Japan with score line 14–0. Hong Kong became the first gold medal winners in the Asian Games Rugby Sevens under his guidance. Paul holds dual roles of both Head Coach and programme administrator with Hong Kong men and Women’s 7s. Before coming to Hong Kong Paul Coached Wales 7s from 2008-2013 and while coaching Wales he won the World Cup in 2009 and also got to the final of the Hong Kong 7s in 2012 losing in the last play to Fiji. He also coached Cardiff Blues for 3 years before deciding to get back in to Coaching 7s in 2017.
Paul has a strong history in focusing on the talent and motivation of his players to get the best out of them in difficult and stressful situations, often against the odds. The application of behaviour psychology and diverse motivational techniques have been highly effective in the sporting world and have many applications into the corporate world on how to positively influence and get the best out of people.
Ms Anthea Kan is a Manager in the Hong Kong Monetary Authority with strong experience in leading onsite examinations and off-site reviews. Most recently, she has played a central role in the operational transformation of the Division as part of the HKMA’s Digitalisation Project and is currently part of a small team responsible for developing the macro analytics capability.
Prior to the HKMA Anthea has experience working for a Big 4 accounting firm providing AML and financial crime advisory services to financial institutions in Hong Kong and Singapore.
Betty Lam joined DBS Hong Kong in July 2022 as the Head of Human Resources, responsible for progressing the strategic people agenda and creating an inclusive and rewarding workplace for a more future-ready, innovative and agile workforce for DBS.
Before joining DBS, Betty was Head of Human Resources, Hong Kong from 2015 to 2022 and Regional Head of Human Resources, Retail Banking & Wealth Management, Asia Pacific from 2014 to 2015 at HSBC where she was responsible for the overall people strategy as well as talent and employment programs. Prior to HSBC, Betty held a variety of senior HR positions at AIA and PepsiCo.
Andrew is the Cluster Head of Conduct, Financial Crime and Compliance covering Hong Kong, Taiwan and Macau for Standard Chartered. He joined the bank in 2009 and played various regional compliance roles across different businesses. Prior to that he worked in JPMorgan as an Executive Director in Asia Pacific Compliance for 9 years and was an Alternate Chief Executive of its Hong Kong branch. Andrew is a certified public accountant. He commenced his career in Ernst & Young in early 90’s and then worked for Securities and Futures Commission in Hong Kong.
Andrew was a member of the team incubated Mox Bank, one of the first virtual banks licensed in Hong Kong, and is currently leading the Regtech adoption in Standard Chartered Hong Kong.
Anne Lee is currently Deputy Head of Personal & Business Banking Group and Head of Sales & Distribution at China CITIC Bank International Limited, responsible for driving profitability through multi-channels.
She joined the bank in 2015 and has led the development of customer strategies, e-channel business and cross-border business while also played a leading role in strategic transformation programs. She led the establishment of the bank’s first stage of digitalization roadmap and oversaw the development of inMotion app having received external recognition and various awards.
Anne is a seasoned banker with over 30 years of experience in banking and business management. Prior to joining China CITIC Bank International, she held key positions in distribution, operational risk management, re-engineering and customer experience in other banks.
Bruno is a financial services veteran with over 30 years of experience in the wealth & asset management industry covering Asia regional markets. He has held multiple key regional management positions in various leading global financial institutions, including HSBC, Fidelity, and Manulife. After retiring from a full time role in early 2022, Bruno is now serving as external advisor for Bain & Company, and a few non-executive advisor roles for financial institutions on wealth management business strategy. Apart from his business endeavors, Bruno is member of the Hong Kong Academy of Finance and had served on many professional panels and committees in the financial sector in the past, including the ex-chairman of the Hong Kong Investment Funds Association, an ex-member of the Financial Services Advisory Committee of the Hong Kong Trade Development Council, and an ex-member of the steering committee of the Investor and Financial Education Council, etc. In recent years, Bruno has also contributed to financial education in HK through his role as CUHK Business School lecturer and has published 2 books on personal wealth management and career development.
Mr Gilbert Lee is Head of Strategy & Planning and Chief of Staff to Chief Executive in Hang Seng Bank and a member of the Bank's Executive Committee, Asset & Liability Management Committee and Risk Management Committee.
He leads corporate strategy, corporate development & M&A, innovation, Greater Bay Area (“GBA”) business development and CEO Office. The businesses he covers include retail and private banking, wholesale banking, asset management, securities brokerage, insurance and Hang Seng Index in Hong Kong and China.
Gilbert leads the Bank’s development of strategic partnerships with start-ups, corporates and public institutions to promote business model innovation and GBA business development. He represents the Bank in the Hong Kong Association of Banks on the Main Committee, the Consultative Council, and various other committees including FinTech, Belt & Road and the GBA committees.
Before joining Hang Seng, Gilbert led International Strategic Initiative in Wells Fargo in Asia, responsible for strategic, cross-organizational and licensing initiatives. He also led Financial Services Consulting Practice in Booz & Company in Greater China.
Gilbert is a frequent speaker on strategy, innovation and GBA. He earned an MBA from INSEAD and is a Chartered Financial Analyst and an Associate, Life Management Institute (ALMI).
Irene brings a wealth of expertise and leads in various areas such as regulatory technology, private wealth management, product compliance, family office compliance and regulatory change governance.
She is a talented and seasoned executive with over 14 years of extensive experience in financial sectors. Irene has spearheaded compliance efforts in the bank’s digitalization and regtech initiatives. Her primary interests lie in the application of regtech solutions in the Greater Bay Area to aid compliance monitoring and data analytics.
Jasmine is the Managing Partner of the EY member firms in Hong Kong and Macau, overseeing all aspects of business operations in these locations.
With over 25 years of experience, Jasmine has acquired deep expertise working with Hong Kong and mainland Chinese financial institutions on an array of assurance, strategy and consulting services, leading business growth and optimization initiatives for major financial services companies across Mainland China and Hong Kong.
Previously Jasmine led the firm’s Financial Services Practices in Hong Kong. She has led many significant business enhancement efforts for Hong Kong and Macau financial institutions with substantial exposure to China market and has advised senior management on topics pertaining to strategy, mergers and acquisitions, regulatory development and operational transformation.
Jasmine is also one of the lead partners in the EY China Overseas Investment Network, actively connecting Chinese financial institutions with the global financial services network and advising on outbound investment and acquisition opportunities.
Jasmine is a keen advocate of innovation. She leads a strong and professional team with a great wealth of experience, supporting financial institutions to deliver digital and virtual banking services and promoting fintech and innovation in Hong Kong.
She is a champion of greater integration and cooperation within the Greater Bay Area (GBA). She spearheads the EY Greater Bay Area Center of Excellence to help clients succeed in capturing the vast opportunities in GBA. She is also a committee member of the GBA Committee of the Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants (HKICPA).
Jasmine is passionate about and active in supporting the development of accounting professionals in Hong Kong. She is a Council Member of the HKICPA, a committee member of the Professional Development Committee and the Registration and Practising Committee of the Institute, and a member of the Hong Kong Academy of Finance, the Accounting Development Foundation, the Association of Women’s Accountant Member and The Society of Chinese Accountants & Auditors.
Jenny is the Under Secretary General for Hong Kong Green Finance Association (HKGFA), primarily responsible for driving green and sustainable finance initiatives across its eight working groups, leading private and public sector, regulator, and government stakeholder engagement to enhance Hong Kong’s position as a leading sustainable finance center. Jenny contributes to the Centre for Green and Sustainable Finance capacity building and data analytics workstreams, and co-created the HKGFA – HKUST Certificate in Sustainable Finance. Jenny has over two decades of experience in global investment banking and consulting, primarily in equity derivatives, prime brokerage, equity financing and new business development at Goldman Sachs, Credit Suisse and JPMorgan, and has lived in London, New York, Tokyo and Hong Kong.
Jenny left a career in banking to pursue her desire to make a positive impact, shifting the focus of her business and finance experience into sustainability. She is a life-long learner and passionate about creating a green and sustainable ecosystem, inclusive of finance, ESG and technology. She co-founded Development Finance Asia and is certified in CFA ESG Investing.
Lisa Lee is the Executive of Kyndryl Greater China Group. In this role, she oversees the customer engagements and sales operations across Mainland China, Hong Kong and Taiwan, as well as partner alliances – all in support of our customers’ success. Prior to this role, she served as IBM GCG Global Technology Services Client Solution Executive, where she focused on developing and driving large complex program and engagements that involves client digital transformation.
Peter Lee, Chief Technology Officer & Distinguished Engineer, IBM China/Hong Kong Limited. Mr Lee has over 25 years of IT experience leading technical sales and architect to develop solution addressing customers pain points and to promote IBM Technology Group offerings, covering Infrastructure, Cognitive and Cloud Software, Security Software for Hong Kong and Macau region.
Mr Lee is a veteran in IBM Systems who led technical communities and made outstanding contributions to business and industry via number of large scale project implemented, e.g. Banking Card Infrastructure at China Union Pay; Banking solutions deployment at countrywide Banks & RCCB in PRC; AI solution deployment in GCG region; ERP Infrastructure deployment at Fortune500 companies; TOP500 High Performance Computing projects at China Meteorological Administration & Taiwan Central Weather Bureau etc.
Mr Lee has recently played Technical Advisor role to IBM China Standards Council, helping IBM China to monitor, feedback and comply with many evolving China Regulations and facilitate clients to better understand China Regulations and to land their business in China with IBM as their Trusted Technology Partner.
With that, Peter Lee has been appointed to be the first Distinguished Engineer of IBM Systems in IBM Greater China Group since 2014.
SK Lee is currently the Chief Compliance Officer of RD Technologies Limited, which is a FinTech company providing eCDD solution and payments amongst local and overseas corporate customers. He is also acting as a Consultant in ZA International, which maintains various financial arms locally, including the first virtual bank in Hong Kong.
Before taking up the current roles, he was the Senior Executive in Business Development focusing on the Greater Bay Area, and the Head of Financial Crime Compliance in Hang Seng Bank Limited during 2014 to 2020, covering also Hang Seng China and other regulated financial subsidiaries in Hong Kong, Macau and Singapore. He also spent 9 years in Standard Chartered Bank (Hong Kong) Limited performing various compliance roles and the last position was the Head of Compliance in Retails Clients. During 1996 to 2006, he worked in the Hong Kong Monetary Authority in both Banking Supervision and Banking Policy Departments.
SK is a Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist (CAMS) and Certified AML Professional (CAMLP), and Fellow of the Hong Kong Securities and Investment Institute (FHKSI). He also holds Master degrees in Law (LLM, Common Law, CUHK), in banking (MSc Banking, CityU), and Asian Studies (MA, HKU), and Bachelor degrees in Public & Social Administration (BA(Hons) PSA, CityU) and Law (LLB, MMU, UK).
Dennis Leung is Director of Customer Advisory for SAS Hong Kong. He leads a team of pre-sales specializing on different area of analytical expertise and industrial practice.
An industry veteran for over 30 years and has experience on software development, consultant, presales and sales in various Fortune 500 companies. Dennis’ specialty in analytics is real time predication engineering structure dynamics and Case Base Reasoning.
Prior to joining SAS, Dennis served various senior roles in Oracle including GM Application Sales of Oracle Hong Kong and GM Applications Channel for Oracle APAC.
Dennis holds a degree in Engineering and PhD in Structural Dynamics from UCL, London University UK.
Frank Leung is the Head of Banking Policy at the Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA), responsible for policy formulation on, among others, liquidity requirement, green and sustainable banking, IRB approach to credit risk, and exposure limits. Before he took up the current position, he was the Head of Economic Research in the Research Department of the HKMA. Frank started his career at the HKMA as a Manager Trainee and took up the current position in March 2018.
Frank got a Bachelor of Business Administration from the Chinese University of Hong Kong, a Masters in Economics from the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, and a Masters in Finance from the University of Hong Kong.
With more than ten years of banking experience, Suyang leverages innovative technology to support banks in enhancing their Risk Management and Regulatory Reporting capabilities. Suyang is actively engaged in the domains of Basel Reform, ALM, HKMA Banking Return automation, HKMA GDR, etc. He has successfully implemented major Risk solutions for some of the top banks in Hong Kong, which deepen his understanding of the banks’ needs for up-to-date technology to improve reporting tools and processes for Risk and Regulatory purposes. Suyang is also experienced in managing various solution implementation challenges such as data and integration challenges, etc.
Willy Lim is a business/IT payments and capital markets subject matter expert and has been involved with several large-scale initiatives on the areas of strategy, design and implementation for more than 20 years. Willy currently chairs the impact stream of R3’s CBDC working group.
Jean-Remi Lopez is the Head of Government Relations and Regulatory Strategy Asia-Pacific at the London Stock Exchange Group. In this capacity he oversees the relationship regulators and policymakers focused on sharing the firm's expertise and insights, as well as ensuring that regulatory and geopolitical trends across the Asia Pacific region are identified and incorporated into the firm's strategy and plans. He has deep global experience in the financial services industry, spanning the Americas, Europe, and Asia - where he has been based since 2007.
Mr Lopez was awarded an MBA jointly by NYU Stern, LSE, and HEC Paris (TRIUM), holding a master degree from Paris' Pantheon-Sorbonne University and several postgraduate degrees from prestigious institutions including Harvard Law School and Cambridge Institute for Sustainable Leadership. He is a fellow of the Hong Kong Securities and Investment Institute, awarded in light of his contributions to the development of the industry.
Prof Haitian LU is Hong Kong Sustaintech Foundation Professor in Accounting and Finance, Director of Mainland Development Office and Co-Director of the Center for Economic Sustainability and Entrepreneurial Finance (CESEF) at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU). Prof Lu obtained his Ph.D in law from National University of Singapore, Master of Law from Liverpool University and Bachelor of Law from Nanjing University. Prof Lu’s teaching and research interest centers on the FinTech, RegTech, SustainTech, ethics and regulatory framework in Hong Kong and mainland China. He is a frequent speaker at prominent international conferences and has published widely in leading law, finance, economics and management journals.
Samuel Lung is a Partner of EY Consulting, providing governance, compliance and risk advices to financial institutions in Hong Kong and Macau. He also helps clients transform and sustain their GRC models through RegTech. Prior to joining EY, he held senior management roles in different financial institutions including the chief operating officer and deputy chief executive of an European bank, head of compliance of a Chinese bank and head of AML and MLRO of a Swiss private bank.
He is a Member of the Hong Kong Academy of Finance and the Deputy President of CPA Australia Greater China Division.
Murrey Mak is the Chief Control Officer of Digital Business Services at Hang Seng Bank. He leads for the Bank’s technology, cybersecurity and operational resilience risk and the controls associated with both retail and corporate banking businesses, including assurance and risk data analytics. He previously acted as the Chief Administration and Risk Officer to lead the business management function for Digital Business Services and Regional IT functions at both HSBC and Hang Seng Bank, specialised for financial and talent management, corporate security, business continuity and incident management, third party risk management, etc. Murrey had over 20 years of experience in systems development and deployment, cybersecurity, technology risk governance and auditing fields to deliver business solutions for global HSBC bank, based in Tokyo, Shanghai, Mexico City and Hong Kong.
Mr Stewart McGlynn is a Division Head in the Hong Kong Monetary Authority with responsibilities for policy development, innovation, specialist on-site supervision and international engagement pertaining to anti-money laundering and counter-terrorist financing. In international work he is currently Co-Chair of the Financial Action Task Force Evaluations and Compliance Working Group, represents the HKMA on the Anti-Money Laundering Experts Group of the Basel Committee and has also spoken widely in support of information sharing initiatives.
Prior to the HKMA Stewart worked as the Deputy Head of Hong Kong’s Financial Intelligence Unit and has extensive experience across AML and financial crime challenges.
Yuichiro is the Co-Head of Integrated Risk Management (IRM), Asia, an emerging discipline that brings together data analytics, behavioral science as well as risk and regulatory expertise to help clients approach an increasingly complex risk landscape.
He is a seasoned governance, risk and compliance expert with over 12 years' of financial services experience across digital transformation, program and leadership effectiveness, investigations and research roles in Washington D.C., Hong Kong and Tokyo. He specializes in partnering with global financial institutions and regulators on designing new human-centric approaches that make compliance and risk management programs more intuitive and outcomes-focused.
Yuichiro completed his graduate studies at the Johns Hopkins University SAIS - Nanjing University Center for Chinese and American Studies (Cert.), as well as the George Washington University Elliott School of International Affairs (M.A.). He is a Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist (CAMS).
Bénédicte is the Head of the BIS Innovation Hub, Hong Kong Centre. Prior to this appointment, she was a managing director at SC Ventures, the innovation arm of Standard Chartered Bank that leads a series of new ventures across digital banking, banking as a service, SME finance and blockchain. From 2018-2019, she was the Vice President of International Government Relations at Circle, involved in the evolution of blockchain and digital assets. From 2012-2018, she was the Head of Risk & Strategy of the Hong Kong Securities and Futures Commission (SFC), and in that capacity also acting as the Vice Chair of the Committee on Emerging Risks and the Fintech research lead for the International Organization of Securities Commissions (IOSCO). From 2007-2012, she was a managing director at Credit Suisse and before that from 1997-2007 she was an associate and executive director at Goldman Sachs. Originally from Belgium, she holds LL.M. and M.B.A. degrees from the University of Chicago and the University of Leuven. She is admitted to the New York Bar since 1999. In 2016, she was a recipient of the China Daily Asian Women Leadership Awards for her efforts related to entrepreneurship, innovation and charity. She remains closely engaged in these topics, most recently through her involvement in the Fintech Association of Hong Kong (FTAHK) and Women in Finance Asia (WiFA).
Elsa is a finance industry veteran focusing on sustainable, responsible, and impact investing. She advocates for investor protection and drives compelling propositions that benefit real change for the finance community. She is the Group CEO and founder of the FinTech portal, BlueOnion. Her latest venture, BlueOnion, promotes responsible investing by exposing the stewardship practices of asset managers, insurers, pension providers, and public companies. Her mission for BlueOnion is to steer financial services providers on the pathway of ethical approaches to address climate change and social injustice, helping investors achieve optimal returns with the highest moral responsibilities. Before creating BlueOnion, she was the Owner-operator of the 25-year-old publication, Benchmark, and a series of Wealth and Asset Management Awards Programs, Forums, and Quality Study operated under the Benchmark brand. She currently serves as an investment governor of a family office in Asia and a Committee member of the Hong Kong Council of Social Services Development Fund.
Millie is the Chief Compliance Officer for WeLab Bank, a virtual bank licensed by the Hong Kong Monetary Authority. WeLab Bank operates under WeLab, a leading fintech company in Asia.
Leveraging on her 20 years of experience in the banking and financial services industry, Millie has acquired hand-on knowledge in implementing laws and regulations and embedding corresponding controls in large organisations. Through her active participation in industry forums of banks, Millie has also gained considerable insights in respect of fraud monitoring and regtech development.
Prior to joining WeLab Bank, Millie had been holding various senior executive roles in Standard Chartered (Hong Kong) Limited and HSBC. Millie holds a master’s degree in laws and is a qualified solicitor (2002-2012) and barrister (since 2013) in Hong Kong.
Colin is the Security Consultant at Check Point Software Technologies Limited (Hong Kong and Macau) and a seasoned cyber-security professional with plenty of experience in dealing with the ever-changing cyber threats. Before joining Check Point, Colin worked in the telecommunications industry for about 10 years, serving customers mainly in FSI sectors with specific focus on both design and implement on digital transformation related solution or solution fulfilling regulator requirement.
Colin holds a Bachelor of Information Technology, Network Programing, from RMIT University, Australia.
Sky is a Partner at Financial Services Risk Management, focusing on financial risk management consulting. He advises our APAC clients in the enhancement of risk management in conjunction with financial reporting, financial risk measurement, management and controls. He has been driving the development of EY’s global solution on climate risk stress test and assisting in the adoption projects in various climate risk topics for financial institutions that aspire to lead and succeed. His clients include financial institutions and insurers. Sky is a frequent speaker in industry events and client sharing sessions in Greater China on the topics of financial instruments accounting, structural reforms, financial risk management, quantitative modeling and validation.
Medhy Souidi has been instrumental in leveraging digital technology to transform DBS Bank into the Digital Bank of Singapore. His StartupXchange programme has matched 100 startups with colleagues across DBS, rolling out more than 50 emerging technology solutions. Medhy himself is big on the fintech scene as a regular speaker at major industry events and a member of the Fintech Association of Hong Kong. In 2019, Asian Private Banker named him Fintech Changemaker of the Year. Tatler recognized him as Gen T, one of the young leaders shaping Asia’s future in Finance and Technology.
Medhy is the founder and producer of the social media series WhatTheFinTech, a series of short videos offering insight, news and views on FinTech and the latest innovations. He also writes a weekly newsletter for 25,000 people at: https://www.linkedin.com/newsletters/what-the-fintech-6672825335119273985/
Neil is the CEO of Neptune Digital, a new blockchain start-up joint venture between Kenetic Capital and CryptoBLK dedicated to the development and commercialization of Open Permissioned Ethereum (OPE) Blockchain for NFT, Gaming, Metaverse, and other Web3 Applications.
Neil has over 20 years of experience in General Management, Corporate Strategy, Mergers & Acquisitions, and Business Development -- across Banking (HSBC, Deutsche Bank), Management Consulting (BCG) and Industry (Philips Electronics, Siemens). Prior to Neptune Digital, he was the Head of Business Development Asia Pacific within the Digital Partnerships & Innovation Team at HSBC.
Neil is the current Chairman of the FinTech Association Hong Kong (FTAHK). He was previously the Co-Chair of the WealthTech Committee and Member of the InsurTech Committee. Neil is also a Mentor of the China Accelerator Program and Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK).
BRIAN W TANG is a board member and was founding co-chair of the Fintech Association of Hong Kong’s Regtech Committee, which has been recognized by the Hong Kong Monetary Authority in its two-year roadmap to promote regtech adoption as playing a “key role in the [regtech] ecosystem”. Brian is managing director of ACMI and founding executive director of LITE Lab@HKU - an interdisciplinary and experiential programme that fosters law, innovation, technology and entrepreneurship (LITE) at University of Hong Kong's Faculty of Law. Brian co-founded APAC Regtech Network (which brings together the regtech committees of the fintech associations of Hong Kong, Singapore, Japan and Malaysia); World Regtech Summit (which featured more than 80 regtechs in conjunction with Hong Kong Fintech Week 2020) and organized Hong Kong’s first lawtech and regtech hackathons LegalRegtechHack (which included mentors from the Securities and Futures Commission). Brian has been invited to speak and consult with financial institutions, fintechs and regulators (including at the HKMA’s AML/CFT Regtech Forum) and is a principal instructor for the world’s largest fintech online course on edX with more than 100,000 learners worldwide. Brian is also a globally recognized co-author of Wiley’s The FinTech Book, The RegTech Book, The AI Book and The LegalTech Book. Brian was previously at global investment bank Credit Suisse in Hong Kong and Wall Street law firm Sullivan & Cromwell in New York and Silicon Valley.
Mr Michael Tsang holds a Bachelor Degree in Business Management. With more than 10 years of development, he is now an industry specialist in transportation & logistic, education, retail and properties with the experience of 5G technology in different business solution design.
He has a solid background in smart city solution such as ICT solution, 5G+ application, he has also participated in different industries projects in Hong Kong, such as smart building, smart logistic, smart campus and smart mall projects.
Michael was mainly engaged in the promotion and application of his expertise towards to smarter development in Hong Kong.
Will is the Head of Fraud for HSBC’s Retail Bank in Asia. He has over 15 years in lead teams in Digital, technology delivery, risk and fraud. He has previously worked at Lloyds Banking Group leading a team in Digital Fraud and Security and at the UK Financial Ombudsman Service. Will has a passion for helping customers, fighting fraud and using data and analytics to stop fraud.
Douglas Wolfson is Senior Director at LexisNexis Risk Solutions in Asia. Headquartered out of Hong Kong, Douglas was director of financial crime compliance at LexisNexis Risk Solutions for many years, driving the strategy and product development of the leading risk tools used by the biggest banks in the world that help to mitigate financial crime compliance issues.
Douglas has 20 years of financial services, risk management and international business experience. His deep experience includes leading risk management departments at the world's most recognizable financial institutions.
He received a Bachelor of Arts degree in International relations from Colgate University. He also is the co¬founder and organizing committee member of the Blue Tie Ball in Hong Kong, an event created to raise awareness about and reduce the stigma around mental illness.
Florence Wong is the Head of Human Resources for Hong Kong, Macau, Japan and Co-head of Human Resources for Greater Bay Area, at Standard Chartered Bank. She is responsible for driving business performance through effective development and implementation of strategic people initiatives for the business functions in the regions and adding value to the strategic direction, planning and performance of the HR community.
Florence has held a number of key roles at Standard Chartered Bank including HR Head for Consumer Banking HK, HR Head for Support functions, HR Head for Corporate, Commercial and Institutional Banking (CCIB) for Hong Kong & Greater China and North Asia (GCNA). She is a seasoned HR Leader who has built strong relationships with business leaders to effectively manage change and successfully drive the people agenda.
Prior to joining Standard Chartered Bank, she held different roles in the Human Resources function in PepsiCo Australia, encompassing employee and industrial relations, compensation and benefits, resourcing and corporate strategy. She also has two years’ HR consultancy experience with the Watson Wyatt Company in Hong Kong.
Michelle is seasoned executive with solid experience in Private Banking and Wealth Management. She is currently the Senior Managing Director of EFG Bank AG who covers all-round clients’ financial solution, portfolio management, products structuring, philanthropic advice, succession planning as well as managing sales process and team management.
Prior to EFG Bank, she was with ABN AMRO Bank for almost 10 years engaged in various senior management positions and was the Head of Preferred Banking before joining EFG Bank AG in 2009. In ABN AMRO Bank, she covered channel sales & distribution, strategic planning, segmentation, business development, talents acquisition and nurture for wealth management industry.
In order to assist the development of wealth management industry, in her spare time, she has participated as the Panel Judge of HKIB’s Outstanding Financial Management Planner for more than 10 years; Mentor of HKSI Mentorship Program (2017 – 2018), External Professional Adviser of the Associate of (Financial Services) Program of Community College of City University (2018 – 2020).