Speakers' Profile  

Keynote Speakers

Mr Neel Kashkari
Former Interim Assistant Secretary of the US Treasury for Financial Stability and head of the Office of Financial Stability (TARP programme). Currently, Managing Director, PIMCO

Mr Kashkari was the Interim Assistant Secretary of the Treasury for Financial Stability in the United States Department of the Treasury, where he led the Office of Financial Stability - the office set up to buy troubled financial assets from U.S. financial firms under the $700 billion U.S. Government Troubled Asset Relief Program (TARP). Kashkari joined the Treasury Department in July 2006 as Senior Advisor to US Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson and was later appointed as the Assistant Secretary for International Economics and Development, a title he held through May 1, 2009. He is currently the Managing Director for New Investment Initiatives at PIMCO, a leading global investment management firm. As one of the key implementers of the economic packages that staved off one of the biggest recessions of our times, Mr Kashkari in his keynote address, will talk about the impact and learning from the global financial crisis, the changes expected in the US regulatory outlook and its far reaching impact on the global financial services sector. He will thus lay the theme for this year’s Asian Banker Summit – New landscapes, New players, New rules.

Mr Ásgeir Jónsson

Chief Economist, Arion Bank
Author of the book “Why Iceland ?”

Mr Asgeir Jónsson is currently the Chief Economist at Arion Bank in Iceland, the restored domestic arm of the Kaupthing Bank. Mr ásgeir Jónsson has won several academic awards and studied in the US under both the Fulbright Program and the American-Scandinavian Foundation Fellowship. He is the author of several books and numerous articles on topics ranging from banking and finance to economic history and literature. He has also written several books about the Icelandic economy and economic history. His book about the banking collapse, “Why Iceland,” was published by McGraw-Hill in the US and is his first book in English. As an insider to the events that unfolded to lead Iceland to one of the most far reaching economic tragedies of our times, Mr Jónsson will provide us with an understanding of the events that led to the crisis and the lessons learnt from it. This session titled “Could Asia go the Icelandic Way?” will include the discussion on how governments can be more prepared to avoid a similar situation.

Mr Heng Swee Keat

Managing Director, Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS)


Mr. Heng Swee Keat, as the Managing Director of the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS), oversees the policies and operations of MAS. MAS serves as the central bank of Singapore, as well as an integrated supervisor of the financial services industry, covering banking, insurance and capital markets. Prior to this, Mr. Heng was the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Trade and Industry, overseeing economic policy, trade negotiations, and the regulation and development of industry. Before assuming this appointment, Mr. Heng was the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Trade Development Board. Mr. Heng has also served in the Prime Minister’s Office and in various positions in the Singapore Civil Service. Mr. Heng graduated with an MA in Economics from the Cambridge University, United Kingdom. He also holds a Master of Public Administration from the Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University.

Mr Wee Ee Cheong

Deputy Chairman & Chief Executive Officer, United Overseas Bank Limited

Mr Wee joined UOB in 1979. He was appointed to the Board in 1990 and last re-elected as Director on 29 April 2009. He has been an executive director since 1990 and is a member of the UOB Executive Committee. Mr Wee served as the Deputy Chairman and President of the Bank from 2000 to April 2007 and was appointed as Chief Executive Officer (“CEO”) in 2007. He is a director of several UOB subsidiaries and affiliates, and also Chairman of United Overseas Bank (China) and a commissioner of PT Bank UOB Buana. Mr Wee is the current Chairman and council member of The Association of Banks in Singapore. He serves as a director of Wee Foundation and Institute of Banking & Finance, and a council member of The Singapore Chinese Chamber of Commerce & Industry.

 Risk and Regulation Conference Speakers Profile
Dr Malcom Knight
Vice Chairman, Deutsche Bank Global Group

As Vice Chairman, Malcolm is responsible for developing a globally-coherent strategy and coordinating DB Group-wide issues on regulation, supervision and financial stability. He was previously the Bank’s chief operating officer and a member of the Board of Directors at the Bank of Canada. From 1975 to 1999, Malcolm was with the International Monetary Fund, where he held senior positions in both research and operations. He has also taught at the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies, University of Toronto and the London School of Economics and Political Science.

Mr Jaime Azcoiti
Executive Vice President & Director of Risks
CITIC Ka Wah Bank

Mr. Jaime Azcoiti joined CITIC Ka Wah Bank in January 2009 as Executive Vice President and Director of Risks. In his current capacity, he is responsible for driving value-creation for the bank by upgrading the quality of its risk management infrastructure and developing advanced risk-sensitive capital-based management tools. He is a seasoned credit and risk management professional with close to 20 years of extensive experience both in developed as well as emerging markets. He was most recently Global Clients and Structured Finance Director for BBVA in Madrid.


Mr Patrick Chang
Executive Vice President & Chief Risk Officer
Fubon Financial Holding Co. Ltd.

Patrick Chang is Executive Vice President & Chief Risk Officer of Fubon Financial Holding, Taiwan’s second largest financial holding conglomerate. He is responsible for setting group risk strategies, deploying robust risk policies and procedures in managing the group’s full spectrum of risks and supervising effectiveness of group-wide risk management. In addition, he serves as Senior Executive Vice President at Taipei Fubon Bank and a member of board directors of Taipei Fubon Bank. Before joining Fubon Financial in 2003, he has worked for over 20 years in various financial institutions in senior management positions.


Ms Teresa M. Curran
Group Vice President
Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco

Teresa Curran serves as Group Vice President in the Division of Banking Supervision and Regulation at the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco.  She oversees the Supervision and Risk Group which includes the supervision of community, regional, and foreign banking organizations and financial holding companies under the jurisdiction of FRBSF. She also oversees the Division’s Asia Program, which hosts the Reserve Bank’s biennial international Conference on Asian Banking and Finance. Prior to joining the Federal Reserve, Ms. Curran served with the U.S. Executive Director at the Asian Development Bank in the Philippines and as an international economist at the U.S. Department of the Treasury.


Mr Masamichi Kono
Vice Commissioner for International Affairs, Financial Services Agency, Japan

Masamichi Kono was appointed Vice Commissioner for International Affairs of the Financial Services Agency of Japan (JFSA) in July 2009. In his current capacity, he is responsible for coordinating policies relating to international affairs for the JFSA. He has a long career in financial supervision and the regulation of financial services since 1978. Prior to his present position, he has served as Deputy Director-General of the Supervisory Bureau, Directors of the General Coordination Division, Supervisory Coordination Division, Banks Division 1, Credit Systems Division, International Affairs Division, and Planning and Legal Affairs Division of the FSA.


Mr Andrew Carriline
Managing Director      
Risk Management, Westpac Institutional Bank

Andrew leads the risk management team in Westpac's Institutional Bank and is responsible for managing all risk classes. Prior to commencing his current role in February 2009, Andrew spent the previous 18 months as Acting Chief Risk Officer for the Westpac Group. Andrew has been with Westpac for 13 years. Prior to focusing on pure risk roles, Andrew practised corporate law in the public and private sector and held a number of legal and operations roles in Westpac.

Mr Tony Chew
Director, Technology Risk Supervision, Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS)

Tony heads the Technology Risk Supervision Division at MAS. His responsibilities include the development of strategies, programs, standards and guidelines for the purpose of regulating and supervising financial institutions in respect of technology risk management requirements and information security processes. For several years until 2009, Tony was also adjunct associate professor at the National University of Singapore. In previous years, he taught at the University of Technology, Sydney as a lecturer in subjects ranging from computer auditing to investment analysis and financial accounting. Currently, Tony also gives occasional lectures at the Singapore Management University.


Mr Liu Peiguo
Chief of Operational Risk Measurement
Division of Risk Management Department of ICBC

Liu Peiguo brings with him, a rich working experience in risk management of China’s banking, MBA. He joined the head office of ICBC in 1998, and attended non-performing asset stripping and debt-equity swap of China's banking in 1999 and 2005. He has been appointed as the key personnel to initiate the Advanced Measurement Approach (AMA) Project of operational risk in cooperation with KPMG since 2008. Before joining ICBC, he worked in CNAO′s National Textile and Apparel Committee Audit Office, in charge of financial auditing from 1996 to 1998.


Mr Ingo Noka
Head of Country Risk Management
Asia Pacific, Eastern Europe, Middle East and Africa
Visa Worldwide Pte Limited

Mr Noka leads a team of Country Risk Managers responsible for the control of payment card fraud, the prevention and investigation of data compromises, the investigation of fraud cases and the overall security of the payment infrastructure. Ingo brings to the risk management function, fifteen years of experience in information technology and financial services. Ingo joined Visa International in London in early 1998, and was responsible for the implementation of chip products in several countries in Africa, the Gulf region and Eastern Europe. 

Dr. Michael Zerbs
President & Chief Operating Officer

Dr. Michael Zerbs is the President and Chief Operating Officer of Algorithmics. Since joining Algorithmics in 1989, Michael has led both product and marketing initiatives for the company's enterprise risk solutions. Prior to being appointed COO, he was Vice President of Research and Product. He holds several degrees, including a PhD in Economics from Kepler University in Linz, Austria, and an MBA with specialization in finance from the University of Toronto.

Mr S. Ramakrishnan
Group Vice President and General Manager – Financial Services Analytical Applications
Oracle Financial Services

A 25-year finance and technology veteran, S. Ramakrishnan is currently Group Vice President and General Manager of Oracle’s Financial Services Analytical Applications business. He is responsible for the full portfolio of FSGBU analytical applications for Enterprise Risk Management, Enterprise Performance Management, Governance Risk and Compliance and Customer Insight. Prior to Oracle, SR held leadership positions at Citibank where he achieved recognition as an early innovator in the field of Data Warehousing. He subsequently moved to New York in 1998 as Chief Information Officer for the Citibank Global Consumer Bank.



Dr. Mario Onorato      
Senior Director, Head of Balance Sheet and Capital Management

Dr. Mario Onorato is the Senior Director, Head of Balance Sheet and Capital Management at Algorithmics. Mario is charged with the development of asset and liability management, IAS, FTP, and shareholder value creation solutions for financial institutions and corporates. Prior to joining Algorithmics, Mario was head of Strategic Consulting at Misys Banking Systems, Scientific Consultant at KPMG, and Corporate Finance Senior Consultant at Sanwa Bank. Mario has held a number of academic positions in The Netherlands and UK, is author of several books and research paper, and is Honorary Senior Lecturer, Faculty of Finance, Cass Business School, City University, London. Dr. Mario holds a PhD in Finance.


Mr Steve Lindo          
Executive Director
The Professional Risk Managers' International Association (PRMIA)

Steve Lindo is the Executive Director of PRMIA, a volunteer-led association of risk professionals. Mr. Lindo is responsible for leadership of the organization, which offers risk management standards, accreditation exams, publications, professional networking and specialist training. He himself is a seasoned risk professional with more than 25 years’ experience in commercial banking retail lending, hedge funds, insurance, trade finance and leasing. He has a Masters degree from Oxford University, England, has lived and worked in Europe, North and South America and is fluent in English, French, German, Spanish and Portuguese.


Mr Jean-Sébastien Py
General Manager – Sophis, South Asia

Jean-Sébastien is the General Manager of South Asia for Sophis. He has played a pivotal role in building the Sophis team in Hong Kong. He moved rapidly through the ranks from Front Office Consultant to Senior Business Consultant before heading up the Business Consulting team for Asia. Now based in Singapore, Jean-Sébastien has full responsibility for all activity in the region. His academic background provided a strong foundation for his career at Sophis which has included leading the successful implementation of Sophis RISQUE at Standard Chartered Bank.

Mr Charles Richard
Co-Founder, Senior Vice President Quantitative Risk Management, Inc

Mr Richard has over 20 years of experience in the field of enterprise risk management, balance sheet management and mortgage banking secondary marketing, and is a frequent speaker at industry-related conferences and events. During his tenure at QRM, Mr Richard has consulted with hundreds of financial institutions worldwide and helped QRM build an international client base that now lists over 250 long term engagements.

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 The Cash, Payments and Trade Conference Speakers Profile

Mr Gianfranco Tabasso
FMS Group

Gianfranco Tabasso is CEO of FMS Group, a specialist in cash management , payment and treasury systems, Vice President of the Association of Italian Corporate Treasurers (AITI ) and chairman of  EACT Payment Commission. He represents Italy in the Registration Management Committee of  ISO 20022 and was recently a part of  the EU Commission’s  Experts Group on E-Invoicing after being  coordinator  of  CAST ( Corporate  Action for STandards ) , a  EACT “market initiative” which  promotes  standardisation and  best  practices in Financial Supply Chain  automation  and  Working Capital management. 
Mr Simon Jones
Managing Director and Regional Executive
J.P. Morgan Treasury Services Asia Pacific

Simon Jones is the Asia Pacific regional executive for J.P. Morgan Treasury Services. Jones heads the Treasury Services franchise and is responsible for the growth of the business in Asia Pacific. Under Jones’ leadership, the J.P. Morgan Treasury Services Asia Pacific franchise has been achieving impressive double digit year-on-year revenue growth. Prior to joining J.P. Morgan Jones began his treasury management career with the London International Group Plc.Jones is acknowledged as a strong industry champion in the Asia Pacific region.
Mr Paul Camp
Global Head of Cash Management Financial Institutions
Global Transaction Banking
Deutsche Bank AG

Paul Camp is the Global Head for Cash Management Financial Institutions (CMFI) at Deutsche Bank. As Global Head for CMFI, Paul has P&L responsibility for CMFI and has all major CMFI regions (Europe, Americas, Asia, Middle East, etc.) reporting in to him directly. Prior to becoming the Global Head of CMFI, Paul’s career at Deutsche Bank has spanned significant management roles in Operations, Product Management, Business Strategy, and Sales. He has also worked as a Business Strategy Consultant at McKinsey & Company.

Ms Xu Yan
General Manager of Payments and Cash Management Department
ICBC head office

Ms Xu Yan is the General Manager of Payments and Cash Management Department, ICBC head office. She is in charge of marketing, product development, related team and channels of cash management, corporate finance and agent business and etc. She has also served as the General Manager and Deputy General Manager of ICBC Accounting Departement before. She is a Senior Accountant, CPA, Senior Gold Analyst, Director of China Financial Accounting Association, Member of China Accounting Society and a Senior Member of China Accounting Standards Committee(CASC), PRC

Curt Zuber
Group Treasurer

Curt was appointed as the Bank’s Group Treasurer in October 2004. In this role, he is responsible for Westpac’s treasury operations including securitisation, group liquidity, global wholesale funding, capital management and all on balance sheet risk management. Over the past four years, Curt has been responsible for overseeing the expansion of Westpac’s wholesale funding base and significantly increasing the contribution of Treasury to the Bank’s profitability. Prior to being appointed Group Treasurer, Curt held a number of roles in Westpac’s Group Treasury, including Deputy Group Treasurer and Head of Treasury Risk.
Mr Bill Chin
Regional Head of Sales for Banks, Northern Asia, Transaction Banking, Standard Chartered

Bill joined Standard Chartered Bank (Hong Kong) Limited in 2006 and is currently responsible for market coverage for Hong Kong, China, Taiwan, Japan and Korea. He has over 30 years experience as an FI Cash Management and Trade professional. Before joining Standard Chartered, he had worked at HSBC in Hong Kong having held a position with a dual role as Asia Pacific regional head of USD sales and FI product management. He has spent 16 years at JP Morgan, New York and London holding various roles within Product Management, Funds Transfer and Electronic Banking divisions.
Mr Steven Beck
Head, Trade Finance, Asian Development Bank (ADB)

Steven has been ADB for over three years, where he is Head, Trade Finance. He started his career in international finance as a Special Assistant to the (former) Canadian Minister for International Trade, Michael Wilson. Steven was a Senior Manager, Trade Finance at Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce for over six years Steven left CIBC to design and implement the start-up of a new multilateral development bank, Black Sea Trade & Development Bank (BSTDB), where he focused on Turkey and former Soviet Union countries.
Mr Ken Stratton
Head of Financial Institution Sales, Treasury Services, J.P. Morgan Australia & New Zealand

Ken Stratton is the Head of Financial Institution Sales, Treasury Services J.P. Morgan Australia & New Zealand. Ken is responsible for the Sales strategy, planning, team management and new product development within FI sales. Prior to joining J.P. Morgan in July 2008 Ken worked for Standard Chartered Bank as Managing Director, Americas based in New York. Prior to that Ken was Global Head of Trade and Supply Chain Finance with Standard Chartered Bank, based in Hong Kong and Singapore. Ken has also held senior roles with Citibank, HSBC, Australia and Commonwealth Bank in Tokyo and Australia.
Mr Suresh Sethi
Group President - Transaction Banking, International Banking and Liabilities & Investment Management,Yes Bank

Suresh Sethi is the responsible for developing and implementing the business strategy for Cash Management & Direct Banking Services; Capital Markets & Securities Services; Trade Finance & Services; Liabilities & Investment Management and International Banking businesses. Suresh has over 20 years of experience in the Financial Services industry both in India and overseas, across the gamut of Transaction Banking streams viz. Cash Management, Trade Finance & Services and Securities Services. He is a member of the Bank’s Executive Management Committee and the Asset Liability Committee (ALCO).
Mr. Navinder Duggal
Managing Director in Global Transaction Services (GTS) – Cash & Trade, DBS Bank

Navinder Duggal, in the capacity of a Managing Director, he is responsible for the Payment, Collection, Liquidity Management products as well as the electronic Delivery Channels used by the Bank’s corporate clients. He has been with DBS Bank for seven years and has been instrumental in developing the Cash Management capabilities. Prior to DBS, he has also worked in ABN AMRO Bank and in Citibank. In addition to corporate cash management, Navinder has also been involved in e-remittances, supply chain solutions and C2B payments via alternate channels like ATMs, kiosks and mobile.
Mr Songpol Chevapanyaroj
First Senior Vice President, Corporate Business
Kasikorn Bank

Songpol Chevapanyaroj has extensive experience in banking, including 12 years in the capital markets and treasury business. He integrated Kbank’s corporate product suite, leading to an increased overall market share of over 20% in 2008. Earlier in his career, as the head of Kbank’s capital market business division, he achieved a revenue increase of more than 40% per year and tripled volume within four years. Songpol was named one of The 50 Most Promising Young Bankers in the Asia Pacific and Middle East regions by The Asian Banker in 2008.

Mr Christian Edelman
Oliver Wyman

Christian Edelman has worked with major financial institutions in Europe, Asia and the Middle East covering transaction banks, investment banks, (post)-trading organizations, and asset managers. Based in Zurich, he spends a third of his time in Asia, working with a broad range of clients in areas such as transaction strategy, business model optimisation, competitive analysis, partnership negotiations in trade finance and benchmarking. He is the co-author of the recent Oliver Wyman landmark reports on transaction banking.


Mr Dan Schatt
Senior Director, Financial Innovations

Dan Schatt heads Financial Innovations for PayPal.  In this role, he is responsible for defining the business and product strategy for PayPal’s initiatives with financial partners. Prior to PayPal, Dan has served as GM of Yodlee’s data services group and an investment banker for Salomon Smith Barney. He has been widely quoted in the media, including The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Financial Times, Business Week, and has also written articles for American Banker and Bank Systems & Technology. 


Mr Warren Gardiner          
General Manager
Clear2Pay Asia Pacific

Warren Gardiner co-founded Sienna and has a wealth of experience in banking transaction technologies. As the head of Sienna's market development activities for over a decade, he has been involved in designing payment hubs for banks and financial institutions throughout Asia Pacific. Warren is now General Manager of Clear2Pay Asia-Pacific and is responsible for identifying and developing new markets for Clear2Pay’s solutions within the region. Warren's business experience has been instrumental to the development process of the Clear2Pay Open Payment Framework.


Mr Peter Chin
Executive Vice President
Premium Technology Inc.

Mr. Chin is an Executive Vice President at Premium Technology Inc. (Premium) and is responsible for the market strategy and global sales of the financial supply chain solutions product suite ‘FinShare’. He has over 30 years experience in banking, investments, and financial services with expertise in deploying technology based solutions to help firms achieve strategic and mission-critical business objectives. He has held senior management positions at Merrill Lynch, Prudential Bache, JPMorgan, and consulting firm Capgemini in the U.S. and Asia/Pac Region.


Mr Barry Rhodes
Vice President, Wholesale Payments, ACI Worldwide

Barry is responsible for the strategic direction of the ACI payment solutions with specific focus on providing a common service oriented solution for wholesale payments. Barry has over twenty-five years of experience in the payments industry, including time with a couple of top 100 financial institutions. During his eighteen year tenure with ACI Worldwide, Barry has held various positions ranging from development through product management. Prior to joining ACI, Barry held similar positions with Citibank, EDS and Bank of Montreal.


Mr David Cavanagh
Senior Vice President, Global Treasury Sales, Bank of America Merrill Lynch

David Cavanagh is Senior Vice President of Global Treasury Sales at Bank of America Merrill Lynch. Based in Singapore, he is responsible for the Bank’s South Asia Treasury and trade sales to bank and non-bank financial institutions. Previously based in Sydney, his most recent role includes leading BAML’s F.I. treasury and trade efforts in Australia-Pacific. A veteran of over 20 years at Bank of America, David has held roles in the back, middle and front offices and is currently a member of Bank’s Asian Global Treasury Sales Management Team.

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 The Markets and Exchange Convention Speakers Profile

Ms Jane Diplock
Securities Exchange Commission, New Zealand

Jane Diplock has been the Chairman of the Securities Commission since 2001. She is also the Chairman of the Executive Committee of the International Organisation of Securities Commissions (IOSCO). Jane is a member of the Financial Crisis Advisory Group set up in December 2008. Previously Jane was the National Director, Infrastructure and Strategic Planning, and New South Wales Regional Commissioner with the Australian Securities and Investments Commission. She has also held various senior executive positions with Westpac Banking Corporation and was the managing director of the New South Wales Technical and Further Education Commission.

Mr Thomas McMahon
Chief Executive Officer, Singapore Mercantile Exchange

Thomas brings with him over 25 years of industry experience in derivatives and commodities across Asia and the USA. Formerly, in launching NYMEX Asia, Thomas brought the established Energy and Metals contracts of the exchange to the Asian business community and instituted a development programme for the Asian specific contracts. He has served as Vice Chairman of the Petroleum Advisory Committee at NYMEX, prior to the launch of the gasoline futures contract. Thomas was also elected into the NYMEX Board of Directors in 1987 and served as Chairman of the Natural Gas Advisory and Petroleum Delivery Committee where he led the launch of the natural gas futures contract.
Mr Ned Phillips
Chief Executive Officer, Chi-East

Ned was most recently the CEO of BlocSec, an Asia-based crossing network. He began his career in the financial industry in 1994 when he joined Edinburgh Financial Publishing in Hong Kong. In 1999, he joined E*TRADE to work in its agency equity division, specializing in the Asian equity markets. Four years later, Ned joined Investment Technology Group (ITG) as Head of Sales and established its Singapore office. He then returned to E*TRADE in 2006 to be its Asian and Japan Managing Director, responsible for its entire regional institutional equity business.

Mr Nirmalendu Jajodia
Chief- Technology & Operations, NCDEX Ltd.

Nirmal is currently Chief of Technology and Operations at the National Commodity and Derivative Exchange (NCDEX). Prior to this Nirmal worked in the Software Services industry for eight years, setting up Financial Services and Insurance Practices at Larsen & Toubro Infotech and Datamatics. Prior to this Nirmal was the IT manager for Stock Holding Corporation of India (SHCIL) the largest domestic Custodian in India. Nirmal started his career as a Programmer in 1980 and has held various senior positions in Consulting as well as user organizations.


Mr Jeremy A. Smith
Chief Strategy Officer
SecondMarket Inc.

Jeremy Smith is responsible for helping set the strategic direction of SecondMarket. He is in charge of the company's marketing, business development, new markets, data & analytics, and market intelligence programs. Prior to joining SecondMarket, Mr. Smith was the President of Arthur Lauer, Inc. where he redesigned and implemented the company’s business strategy and marketing program. Prior to this, Mr. Smith worked at the private equity firm Alliance Holdings and later as an investment banker at Houlihan Lokey Howard & Zukin.


Mr Ito Warsito
President Director, Indonesia Stock Exchange

Ito Warsito was named the president director of the Indonesia Stock Exchange (IDX), in June 2009 from his previous executive position at a state-owned financial services giant. Ito has committed the IDX to broadening both its number of investors, especially retail, and the number of listed companies over the next three years by upgrading the IDX’s IT infrastructure and electronic trading capabilities. Prior to IDX, Ito was CFO at PT Bahana Pembinaan Usaha Indonesia and chief commissioner of its brokerage arm PT Bahana Securities. Ito had worked for Bahana since 2001 after beginning his career with Indonesian Ministry of Finance and later joining the local brokerage house PT Danareksa Sekuritas.

Ms Kim Taylor
President, CME Clearing

Kim Taylor has served as President, CME Clearing since July 2007. Previously, Kim served as Managing Director and President, CME Clearing Division of CME Holdings and CME since 2004. Kim also has been instrumental in developing the expansion of CME ClearPort. She began her CME career in 1989 as a Clearing Analyst and has held positions of increasing responsibility in CME Clearing since that time including Managing Director, Risk Management. Before joining CME, she held a variety of sales-related positions with Sprint and MacDonald Broadcasting Corp.

Mr Ambreesh Khanna
Industry Vice President, Oracle’s Financial Services Global Business Unit

Ambreesh is responsible for managing Sun’s product sales globally in Financial Services at Oracle. Prior to this, he was managing Sun’s North America Financial Services Sales and was also the Group Director of the Industry, Partners and Architecture team under the Global Financial Services Industry organization. He created the GFSI organization at Sun which was responsible for driving multiple $B in revenue. He was the former Chief Technologist for GFSI, and was also the Global Lead for Capital Markets for Sun.


Mr Thibaud de Maintenant
Head, Domestic Custody Services, Global Transaction Banking
Deutsche Bank AG, Asia Pacific Head Office

Thibaud de Maintenant is Head of Domestic Custody Business in Asia Pacific and also responsible for global leadership of the Domestic Fund Services product in Deutsche Bank AG, Domestic Custody Services (DCS) unit.  He is responsible for the overall strategy of the custody, fund administration and transfer agency products in Asia Pacific.  He currently oversees 13 countries within the region. Prior to that, he was based in London for DCS and in charge of the Euronext markets as well as Spain and Italy. 

Mr Gregory Henry
Head, Liquidnet, Singapore

Greg heads up Liquidnet’s office in Singapore. He has been with Liquidnet for six years. Prior to relocating to Singapore he ran Liquidnet’s non-US sales effort in the US. Greg has been in the alternative trading space for 15 years holding various positions at both Instinet and ITG prior to joining Liquidnet.

Mr Robert K. Laible
Managing Director, Head of Electronic Trading & Program Trading Sales, Asia, Nomura

Rob is a Managing Director in charge of the Asia-Pacific Electronic Trading Services for Nomura, where he is responsible for Sales, Product and Client Service. Rob’s team develops the Firm’s DMA infrastructure, trading tools, market connectivity, smart order routing, dark pools, algorithms, and analytics. Product expertise includes: ModelEx, NX, SmartDMA and TradeSpex. Rob is also in charge of Program Trading Sales in Asia.


Mr Chee Kiang Ng
Euroclear Bank, Singapore

Chee Kiang Ng, Director, heads up the Euroclear Bank Representative Office in Singapore. As Chief Representative Officer, he and his team are responsible for promoting Euroclear’s services and for building long-term relationships with clients and other stakeholders. Mr. Ng has 12 years of financial-market experience in the domain of securities servicing, having held various positions in operations and client management. Before joining Euroclear in 2007, Mr. Ng was with Standard Chartered Bank Singapore as Associate Director in Securities Services Sales for South-East Asia.

Mr Alberto Pravettoni
Managing Director, Corporate Strategy, LCH Clearnet Group Limited

Alberto Pravettoni is Managing Director of Corporate Strategy of LCH Clearnet Group Limited. He joined Citibank in 1989 as an Executive Trainee, later managing the Securities, Cash Management and Trade Finance Operations departments. In 1994 Alberto joined Goldman Sachs. Initially responsible for the inception of the Operations infrastructure in Milan, in 1997 he moved to London as Co-Head of Fixed Income Operations in Europe. In 2001 he transferred to New York as the Global Head of Futures Operations moving to Fixed Income Operations in 2005.


Mr Kees Middendorp
Corporate Actions Solution Specialist, Asia Pacific, SmartStream

Kees Middendorp works as the Corporate Actions solution specialist for Asia Pacific at SmartStream. Including his three years at SmartStream, Kees has over 12 years experience working in the banking and finance industry, of which 5 were spent in senior Corporate Actions related roles. He has previously worked for HSBC Securities Services in Sydney, and has a Bachelor of Economics and a Bachelor of Laws.

Mr Brian Robert Brown
Director of Hawk Cliff, John Wiley & Sons

Brian Robert Brown is a Wall Street veteran in quantitative trading, with a 15 year career spanning investment banking and one of the industry’s most sucessful hedge funds. He spent eight years as an executive at Morgan Stanley in Hong Kong, serving as director of pan-Asia systematic trading. During his tenure, he advised many of the Asian stock exchanges on their market mechanisms, which led to the improvement of the market efficiency and attacted global investors. He continues to advise the industry’s largest hedge funds on adapting their models across emerging markets.
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 The Bank Technology and Innovation Conference Speakers Profile

Mr Andrew Butcher
Managing Director
Regional Head of Operations and Technology
Citi Asia Pacific

Andrew Butcher is responsible for Citi’s operations, technology and shared services in the region, supporting all of Citi’s businesses: Consumer Banking, Global Cards, Global Transaction Services, Markets and Global Wealth Management.Prior to his current appointment in June 2008, Mr. Butcher was Head of Operations and Technology for Citi’s Institutional Clients Group in Asia Pacific, responsible for corporate and investment banking operations in 16 countries, regional processing centers in Penang, Kuala Lumpur, Shanghai, Singapore and Sydney and Technology development in Singapore, Hong Kong, Australia and India.

Mr Nick Dean
Executive, Technology Asia Pacific
ANZ Banking Group

Nick has recently taken on the role of planning the transformation of ANZ’s banking platforms across Asia Pacific. Prior to this he held a variety of senior roles within the due diligence and integration activities related to ANZ’s recent acquisition of RBS assets in Asia. Prior to relocating to Asia Nick was ANZ’s CTO and his responsibilities included IT strategy formulation and execution, enterprise architecture and integration, technology projects portfolio management, and new technology evaluation.
Mr Devabalan Theyventheren
Director, Transformation Office and Business Process Development, CIMB Group

Devabalan’s role at CIMB entails program management and implementation of the Group’s strategic projects as detailed in the overall IT Masterplan, and driving operational synergy across various areas through business process reengineering initiatives. He is also part of the Group Information and Operations Division (GIOD) and is responsible for the operations and methods, process quality and reengineering, and policy and control functions of the Group. In addition, he serves as the principal regulatory liaison for the CIMB Group.

Mr Umesh Jain
President & Chief Information Officer
YES Bank

Umesh Jain spearheads the Information Technology initiatives and is responsible to further fortify the Bank’s technology edge and to continue its growth trajectory supported by Technology led innovations. He is also responsible for driving innovation projects, and developing strategic planning guidelines in accordance with the Business Strategy of the Bank. Umesh brings with him 14 years of national and international experience across USA, Europe, Middle East and Africa, and has managed highly visible, multi geography driven strategic projects and programs under various operating models including centralizing, outsourcing and off-shoring..


Mr Mark James
Oliver Wyman

Mark James is a Partner at Oliver Wyman based in the Singapore head office for Asia-Pacific where he heads up our Strategic IT and Operations practice. He has extensive experience within the financial services industry across Asia, Europe and North America. His career has spanned over 20 years including Chemical Bank in New York, Commerzbank in Germany and Morgan Stanley in London.Prior to joining Oliver Wyman in 2009, he was Head of Re-engineering at Standard Chartered Bank based out of Singapore.

Mr Douglas White
Founder, Prosperity Research

Douglas is the Founder of Prosperity Research, one of Asia’s most experienced video based social media marketing companies with over 4 years of experience and hundreds of successful campaigns. Doug has over 15 years of internet application experience and has lived and worked in over 23 countries. Doug is a permanent resident of Hong Kong and a respected thought leader in the area of SMM. Doug has been interviewed by CNN, appeared in many industry publications and is a regular speaker on the topic of social media.
Mr Dan Bognar
Vice President, Financial Services, Oracle, Asia Pacific

In his role as Vice President for Financial Services, Dan is responsible for providing deep domain expertise to Oracle’s financial services customers across all of Oracle’s applications and technology products. Dan brings to this role a wealth of experience and valuable insight gained through over fifteen years of experience working with some of the region’s largest financial services companies. Prior to this he has held several senior management roles at Siebel Systems and PricewaterhouseCoopers.

John Haley
Managing Director, Asia               
Financial and Payments Solution (FIS)

John assumed the role of MD in 2004, before which he was Chief Technology Officer for FIS’ International Division and managed the division’s product strategy, technology strategy and sales support organizations. John joined Systematics/ALLTEL Information Services, predecessor companies to FIS, in 1983. In 1996 John was named Senior Vice President of Strategic Development with responsibility for business development and mergers and acquisitions. 

John has also held the position of Chief Technology Officer for ALLTEL Corporation, a US regional telephone company and parent company of Systematics/ALLTEL Information Services from 1999 to 2001.

Mr Doug Hauger
General Manager, Windows Azure
Microsoft Corporation

Doug Hauger is General Manager for Windows Azure. He is responsible for bringing to market Microsoft cloud services platform. Prior to taking on leadership for the Windows Azure business, Hauger was the Chief Operating Officer for Microsoft India.  During his three years in India, Hauger was responsible for business planning and operations, marketing, advertising and public relations for the Microsoft India subsidiary.

Mr Vincent Leat
Financial Services Leader – Software Group ASEAN

Vince focuses on helping banking customers solve business problems using IBM's Industry Solutions, Frameworks, services and his many years of practical banking experience. He has worked and lived in Asia (Hong Kong and Singapore) for the past 10 years. Vince has consulted to Financial Services organizations focusing on helping them with Business Transformation, Marketing, Business Intelligence and CRM. He as worked throughout ASEAN, China, Korea, Japan, India and the Middle East.

Mr Haragopal M
Head – Finacle. Infosys Technologies Limited

As part of the Management Council at Infosys and the organization’s Tier 1 leadership, Haragopal has been associated for over 22 years in the banking software products and solutions space. Since the past 15 years at Infosys, he has been part of the core management team with Finacle, formerly Banking Business. For over a decade Haragopal has been closely associated with the Finacle-led business transformation initiatives at some of the largest banks around the globe. Technology-led business transformation for banks and financial institutions is an area of immense interest to Haragopal. His vision and passion in banking technology have evinced keen interest from global forums and publications where he regularly contributes on the various aspects of technology-led business transformation. Haragopal is an alumnus of The Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore.


Mr Mahesh Dutt Kolar
Regional Manager – Asia Sales, Finacle. Infosys Technologies Limited

Mahesh has over 13 years of experience in Banking and Technology. He heads Sales and Business Development in ASEAN and North Asia for Infosys. As the Regional Sales Manager, Mahesh leads the business development and strategy initiatives and has obtained strategic breakthroughs for Finacle in Indonesia, Greater China (Taiwan, HK and Mainland China), Thailand, Singapore and the Philippines. He is responsible for both new and existing Business in the region and also drives the Alliance / Partner strategy in the region. Mahesh has spent over 13 years at Infosys.

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Subject Matter Speakers
Mr Tim Leissner
Managing Director, Goldman Sachs Asia Pacific

Mr Lim Kiat Seng
Head of Cash Management Financial Institutions, South East Asia, Australia & New Zealand, Deutsche Bank AG

Mr Rony Hizkiyahu,
Supervisor of banks, Bank of Israel & CEO, Israel Discount Bank

Mr Colin Lawrence,
Director, FSA - UK

Mr Lim Phang Hong,

Chief Risk Officer, CIMB

Mr Tony Poulos
Sector Head, Revenue Management, TM Forum

Mr Jeffrey Carmichael
Founding Chairman, Australian Prudential Regulatory Authority

Mr Johnny Mao
Chief Risk Officer, Bank of East Asia

Ms. Charlene Chu
Senior Director, Financial Institutions, Fitch Ratings

Mr Takashi Kozu
Advisor to the Governor, Bank of Japan

Mr Gilbert Kohnke
Chief Risk Officer, OCBC Bank

Mr Paul Camp
Global Head of Cash, FI, Transaction Banking, Deutsche Bank

Mr Curt Zuber
Group Treasurer, Westpac 

Mr Subin Subaiah
Senior Vice President, Asia Regional Head FI, Bank of America Merrill Lynch

Mr Srinivasan Gopalakrishna
Head of Technology Solution Delivery - Securities Services, Standard Chartered Bank

Our distinguished panel of moderators
Mr Wee Tew Lim
Chairman of NTUCLink Pte Ltd

Mr Mathew Welch
Managing Director and Head of FI - Asia, ING

Prof Steven Miller
Dean, School of Information Systems, Singapore Management University

Nick Minogue
Former Chief Risk Offi cer, Macquarie Bank

Mr Rajiv Yadav, Chief Operating Officer, Vietnam International Bank

Mr Alexander C. Escucha, First Vice President, China Banking Corp., Philippines

Mr Voranuch Dejakaisaya, Chief Information Officer, GE Money Thailand

Mr A.Rajan, Group Head – Operations, HDFC Bank Ltd, Corporate Office, Mumbai, India

Mr David Cook, GM, Ops, New England Credit Union

Mr Ho Wah Lee, Partner, KPMG

Mr Kanchan Keshav, Chief Technology Officer, Bank Danamon

Mr Neil Katkov, Senior Vice President, Head of Asia, Celent

Ms Suteera Sripaibulya, EVP & Manager, Head of Technolgy, Bangkok Bank

Mr Thibaud De-Maintenant, Head of Domestic Custody Services, Asia Pacific, Deutsche Bank AG

Mr Bill Chua, EVP, Global Head for Delivery Channels and Operations, UOB

Mr Nirmalendu Jajodia, CTO - National Commodities & Derivatives Exchange, India

Mr Patrick De Courcy, Head of Markets and Solutions - Asia Pacific , SWIFT

Mr Sanjiv Malhotra, Chief Risk Officer, Bank Danamon

Mr Rick Aston, Senior Vice President and Head of Institutions at Singapore Stock Exchange

Ms. Cindy Liu, Vice President, Core Banking, OCBC Singapore


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