Amando M. Tetangco, JR., Governor and Chairman of the Monetary Board Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas

As BSP Governor, Tetangco serves as Chairman of the Monetary Board, the BSP’s principal monetary policy-making body. He is also the Chairman of the Anti-Money Laundering Council (AMLC).

Governor Tetangco has been in the service of the BSP for more than three decades. Prior to his first appointment as Governor in July 2005, he was Deputy Governor in-charge of the Banking Services Sector, Economic Research and Treasury of the BSP. He also served as Alternate Executive Director of the International Monetary Fund in Washington, D.C. from 1992 to 1994.

Governor Tetangco is involved in various organizations in the Philippines and overseas. Domestically, he is, among other positions held, Chairman of the Philippine International Convention Center (PICC), Vice-Chairman of the Agriculture Credit Policy Council, member of the Capital Markets Development Council (CMDC) and the Export Development Council (EDC). Overseas, he represents the country in ASEAN Central Bank Forum, Executive Meeting of East Asia and Pacific (EMEAP) Central Banks, South East Asia Central Banks (SEACEN), South East Asia, New Zealand and Australia (SEANZA), and Center for Latin American Monetary Studies (CEMLA).  In addition, he is the Governor for the Philippines in the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the Alternate Governor in the World Bank (WB) and in the Asian Development Bank (ADB).

Eli Remolona, Chief Representative for Asia and the Pacific, Bank for International Settlements

Eli Remolona is Chief Representative for Asia and the Pacific of the Bank for International Settlements (BIS). Until September 2008, he was Head of Economics for Asia and the Pacific. He joined the BIS in 1999 and for six years served as Head of Financial Markets and Editor of the BIS Quarterly Review. Before that, he was Research Officer of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, where he worked for 14 years. He has taught at Columbia University, New York University and the University of the Philippines. He has a Ph.D. in economics from Stanford University and has published in leading journals in economics and finance. At present, he is also Associate Editor of the International Journal of Central Banking.

David Carbon, Managing Director of Economic and Currency Research Group, DBS Bank

Carbon has 20 years of experience covering the economies & markets of Asia and the G10 from Singapore, Hong Kong and London. Carbon began his banking career in 1994 with JP Morgan and was a partner and market strategist at Pacific Asset Management from 1996-2000. David joined WestLB A.G. in 2000 to cover Greater China and later headed the G10 research division for three years. Prior to his career in investment banking, Carbon taught international trade and finance at Fudan University in Shanghai and the Guangdong Engineering Institute in Guangzhou and conducted trade research as a Fellow at the Korea Development Institute in Seoul.

Philippe Paillart, former CEO and Vice Chairman, DBS

The former executive director at Citibank and Standard Chartered Bank as well as the former vice chairman and CEO of DBS Bank, is no stranger to the retail banking industry in the Asia Pacific region. He has also served in the board of Visa International and MasterCard. As an executive director and then CEO, he was responsible for a variety of pioneering retail banking initiatives in the region, including mergers and acquisitions. He was intimately involved in the design of this programme and will attend some of the sessions to provide his perspective on tracking the changing nature of the retail banking.

Benjamin Diokno, Professor, School of Economics, University of the Philippines
Former Secretary, Department of Budget and Management

Professor Benjamin Diokno has both the academic training and extensive applied experience in the areas of economics and public administration.  As professor of Economics at the University of the Philippines School of Economics, he teaches courses in Public Economics, Macroeconomics, Microeconomics, and Institutional and Public Policy.  He served the Government of the Philippines under various capacities including as Secretary of Budget and Management. He provides policy advice and conducts research in the following areas of public economics: structure and scope of government; tax policies and tax reform; government expenditure analysis; national budget and public debt; fiscal decentralization; public expenditure management, and public policy analysis.

Bill Ashlock, former Global Head of Payments and Cash Operations, ANZ

Ashlock is an accomplished and goal driven financial services executive with 30 years experience in transformational leadership across payments, cash management, trade, and securities/brokerage.   Having held global and Asian roles with multinational banks and start-ups, his track record reflects his abilities as a passionate visionary can recruit and lead high performance teams with an emphasis on execution, meritocracy, inclusive participation, collaboration, and diversity. He brings a creative, resourceful, and innovative approach to conceptualising, developing, and implementing new ideas.  He is an articulate presenter that is culturally adaptable with strong communication skills and transformational leadership. In his most recent achievement, Bill was responsible for ANZ’s global payments and cash operations across 32 countries and 1,000 staff.

Matthew Dooley, former Head of Digital Experience, HSBC

Dooley is a strategic thinker and marketing professional with over 20 years international experience driving change at two of the World’s leading banks, across three continents.  He was the former Head of Digital Experience at HSBC, and he pioneered HSBC’s global Internet design standards as a result of establishing their first internet banking platform and performance-driven online marketing campaigns in Asia. Dooley started out at ANZ Banking Group in Melbourne focusing mainly on direct marketing.

Rabboni Francis B. Arjonillo, Chief Risk Officer and head of Risk Management Group, China Bank

Arjonillo has over 20 years of experience in banking gained from Citibank, Bank of the Philippine Islands and UCPB. Prior to joining China Bank in 2010, he was Citibank Australia’s Consumer Bank Treasurer and before that, he was Citibank Vietnam’s Country Treasurer and FICC head, during which time he founded and became the first chairman of the Vietnam Bond Market Association, an association of all the banks in Vietnam trading fixed income instruments.  He was also a former Director and President of the Money Market Association of the Philippines and Director and Vice-President of the Associatione Cambiste Internationale (ACI Forex

Emmanuel Narciso, SVP, Transaction Banking Group, Banco De Oro Unibank

Emmanuel Narciso serves as senior vice president for the transaction banking group of Banco De Oro Unibank, a post he has held since June 2011. Before that, he was the head of business banking, where he was responsible for building revenues generated by a portfolio of about 4,000 SMEs that saw operating income increase by 4% above plan and 43% in 2009 and 2010 respectively. Prior to that, he was the SVP and head of payments and cash management. He also oversaw the HSBC Vietnam Payments and Cash Management franchise, which grew from position 14 in the Asia Pacific Region number eight, surpassing counterpart businesses in the Philippines, Thailand, Korea, Japan, and Indonesia.

Natividad N. Alejo, Senior Vice President & Group Head, Consumer Banking Group, Bank of The Philippine Islands

Alejo joined BPI in 1989 as a senior manager and served as the president and director of BPI Capital Corporation and BPI Securities Corporation from 2001 to 2006. She is the brain behind the transformation of BPI’s conservative and prudent image to that of a more customer-friendly bank.  Not only did she bring about changes such as brighter interiors and spacious floor plans for branches but also improved costumer convenience by innovations such as extending banking hours to 4:30 pm, clearing cheques in real time, and the biggest help of all—allowing clients to make a host of bank transactions not only in their original BPI branches but in any of its 600 branches nationwide.

Alex Lee, Director, Payments Markets, Asia Pacific, SWIFT

Alex Lee is responsible for SWIFT’s payments markets in the Asia Pacific region.  His role includes the identification, development and execution of SWIFT’s payments strategy in the region, as well as driving the industry adoption of SWIFT as a communication channel with corporations. Alex joined SWIFT in 2001 and has been the Regional Head for Payment Solutions in Asia Pacific and Regional Manager for customer relationship in Korea and Hong Kong.  Prior to joining SWIFT, he worked in ABN AMRO Bank’s corporate banking department as well as in HSBC, where he worked in the corporate banking, trade services, retail banking and IT departments.

Saloni Ramakrishna, Principal Consultant, Oracle Financial Services Analytical Applications

Ramakrishna interacts with Top and Senior Management of Banks as well as Senior Regulators across South Asia, Asia Pacific & Japan in the Risk & Compliance space. In her 8 years with Oracle Financial Services she has led the design, development and implementation of it’s of Risk solutions. Ramakrishna has addressed national & international Banking and finance forums like GARP, Ops Risk Asia, Asian banker events, etc on industry trends surrounding compliance, risk management and business analytics as well as presented papers at national & international seminars and meetings. Her articles have appeared in pan-regional newspapers and magazines and she has been quoted in News Papers, Journals and TV interviews like Asian Banking & Finance Magazine, Business Line, Economic Times, China City Financial News, Modern Business Banking, Times Sri Lanka etc.

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