Advisory board

Advisory board 2020

Our expert line-up of advisory board members have informed and endorsed the Risk Hong Kong 2021 agenda. 

Maria Fatima Barlaan

Chief Compliance and Risk Officer

Sun Savings Bank, Inc

Jessica Bartlett

Director - Financial Crime Legal APAC

Barclays

Jessica Bartlett is the Director of Financial Crime Legal – APAC at Barclays and is based in Hong Kong.  Jessica advises compliance and legal teams, business lines and senior management across the APAC region on financial crime issues including economic sanctions, export controls, anti-money laundering, fraud, and anti-corruption.   


Jessica relocated from New York to Hong Kong in 2015.  Before joining Barclays in 2018, Jessica was an associate with Shearman & Sterling LLP and Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer.  Jessica clerked for the Honorable Sidney H. Stein, District Judge for the Southern District of New York.  Jessica holds a Juris Doctor from the University of Illinois, Master of Arts in Philosophy from Brandeis University, and two Bachelors of Arts degrees in Art History and Political Science from Southern Methodist University.  Jessica is Chairman of the Board of Governors for the American Chamber of Commerce Hong Kong. 

Welcome Chan

Head of Technology Risk Management

Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (Asia) Limited (ICBC (Asia))

Welcome Chan is the Head of Technology Risk Management of the Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (Asia) Limited (ICBC(Asia)).  With his capacity, he is responsible for ensuring the ICBC(Asia)’s information security policies, technology risk matters to ensure the adherence of regulatory and compliance requirements.  He also plays a key role on information and cyber security risk matters of the bank and provides security advises to businesses, projects, IT infrastructure and application reviews to alleviate the potential security risks.  Prior to joining the ICBC(Asia), he was the Security Manager of CMB Wing Lung Bank, Assistant Vice President of IT Security of China CITIC Bank International, the Information Security Manager of Bank of Communications, Hong Kong Branch, and had held different IT audit management and Security roles of listed companies and manufacturing enterprises.

Welcome holds an MBA degree from the Hong Kong University of Science Technology (HKUST), and a Bachelor Degree of Electronic and Communications Engineering from The University of Hong Kong.  Welcome is also a qualification holder of CISA, CISM, CISSP, CSSLP, CGEIT, CRISC, CCNP, CREST CPSA, CRT and IRCA ISO27001 ISMS Lead Auditor.

Francis Choi

Head of AML

Ping An OneConnect Bank (HK) Ltd

Francis is the Head of Financial Crime Compliance of PAOBank with 23 years of experience working in Finance Crime Compliance, Anti-money laundering and Fraud investigation fields of insurers and banks across Asia Pacific. Francis specializes in Cross-border and complex fraud investigation, AML Investigation and FCC process optimization, and big data analysis application.

Shih-ya Chong

Regional Head of Market and Enterprise Risk Management

Credit Suisse

Pachaneeya Chongsatja

Citi Treasury Head

Citi Thailand

Karla Angelleen Dalisay-Menorca

Chief Risk Officer

Chang Hwa Commercial Bank

10 years experience in banking, with focus on enterprise risk management, stress testing, and risk-based capital adequacy assessment. Graduated with a Bachelor of Science and Master in Applied Mathematics major in Mathematical Finance from Ateneo de Manila University. Worked several years with HSBC - - both in its Philippine and Hong Kong offices, followed by a few years as Planning and Risk Officer for Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation - Manila Branch. Now serving as the Chief Risk Officer of a Taiwanese bank in the Philippines. Currently residing in Metro Manila with husband and son.

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Blake Evans-Pritchard

Bureau Chief, Asia

Asia Risk

Blake Evans-Pritchard is bureau chief, Asia, for Risk.net based in Hong Kong. Before taking on his current role, he spent three years covering regulatory issues across Asia for Risk.net, including implementation of Basel III and other international standards in regional jurisdictions. Previously, he spent five years in Brussels writing about the European Union’s financial services sector and competition policy and a number of years as Africa editor for a news service covering post-conflict restitution around the world.

Darren Kim

Regional Chief Risk Officer & Regional Chief Credit Officer, Greater China & North Asia

Standard Chartered Bank

Darren Kim is the Regional Chief Risk Officer & Regional Chief Credit Officer, Greater China and North Asia. 

He first joined Standard Chartered in February 2014 as Head of Corporate Institutional and Commercial Risk of Standard Chartered Bank. In November 2015, he started double-hatting as Chief Credit Officer of Corporate Institutional and Commercial Risk in Korea and SCB Tokyo Branch & Chief Risk Officer of Standard Chartered Bank Korea.

Darren started his career in GE capital before moving on to Bank of America where he took various credit and market risk roles. He later moved to Hong Kong to join Merrill Lynch as Regional Credit Officer before becoming the Head of Risk Management Asia / Oceania ex-Japan at Daiwa. He is well-versed across different risk disciplines with extensive experience in credit analysis.

He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from the University of Connecticut and an MBA from Fordham University in New York.

Darren is married with two daughters.  His favourite pastime activity is golfing.

Thomas Kok

Head of Group Tech, Info & Cyber Risk

OCBC Bank

Thomas is currently the Head of Group Technology Information & Cyber Risk (TICR) for the OCBC Group, where he chairs the bank's Group Technology Risk Management Committee, and is responsible for driving group-wide risk governance, risk monitoring, assessment and mitigation initiatives relating to technology, information and cyber risk.
Prior to his current role, he has served in regional and global leadership positions across Technology Risk Management, Business Continuity Management, and Information Technology Management in DBS Group, Credit Suisse AG, UOB Group and Citibank.
Thomas contributes actively to the development of the industry by participating in various committees and working groups.  These include being the vice chair of ABS Standing Committee on Cyber Security (SCCS), and chair of ABS Working Group on Revision of MAS Tech Risk Management Guidelines (PEGASUS).  Previously, he has also served as organising committee chairperson of the ABS-MAS Financial Industry Crisis Communications Exercise (FICCE) 2016, organising committee member of the ABS-MAS Industry-wide Exercise (IWE) Raffles IV 2014, and member of ABS Business Resilience and Continuity Committee (BRC). 
He often shares his insights at conferences and seminars helping to elevate competencies across the industry.  These include conferences related to FS-ISAC, RSA, ISACA, and SCS on topics of cyber security and resilience, business continuity management, crisis management and technology risk management.
Thomas holds an MBA from NUS Business School, an honours degree in computer science, and industry certifications of CISM, CRISC and CITBCM.

KF Lam

Chief Compliance Officer

Airstar Bank

K. F. is the Chief Compliance Officer of Airstar Bank, one of the eight licensed virtual banks in Hong Kong. He has 20+ years of financial crime compliance, regulatory compliance and internal audit experiences in various Asian / HK-based banking groups.

K. F. is a Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist, Certified Information Systems Auditor, a Certified Internal Auditor, CPA (HK) and FCCA and holds master’s degrees in Computing and Business and bachelor’s degrees in Laws and Accountancy.

K.F. is a trainer for the Hong Kong Institute of Bankers’ Enhanced Competency Framework on Anti-Money Laundering and Counter-Financing of Terrorism training programme.

Lea Halili De Leon

Chief Credit Risk Officer

Bank of Makati

Lea Halili-De Leon has more than 10 years work experience in Risk Management. She is currently the OIC of the Risk Management Group and Chief Credit Risk Officer/Credit Risk Management Head at Bank of Makati.

Her risk management career started when she joined BPI Family Savings Bank which is the largest Thrift Bank in the Philippines as Risk Officer. She eventually joined Development Bank of the Philippines as Credit Risk Review Manager and later held the role of Chief Risk Officer/Risk Management Head at ORIX Metro Leasing and Finance Corporation.
Lea is presently a Council Member of Gerson Lerhman Group (GLG), Inc. and handled projects which includes:

  • Leasing and Finance
  • Credit in the Philippines
  • Quasi Banking

Her stint with AIG Philam Savings Bank, Inc as Credit Quality Control Officer and at China Banking Corporation as Credit Review Officer prepared her to take the role in risk management. Lea completed a Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) degree from Ateneo Graduate School of Business, in 2008. Additionally, Lea received a Bachelor of Science (BS) in Marketing/Marketing Management, General, in 1998, from De La Salle University.

Peter Lam

Head of Risk Oversight and Risk Transformation

Bank of East Asia

Peter Lam is Head of Risk Oversight and Risk Transformation for The Bank of East Asia, based in Hong Kong. He is responsible for the implementation of Enterprise Risk Management framework, risk oversight, ESG and climate change risk and other risk transformation initatives of the bank group. Peter brings with him international best practices in Risk Management having spent more than 20 years working with major financial institutions in Australia, UK, Europe, Asia, Hong Kong and China. Peter specialize in banking and has a diversified experiences in risk and regulations from assisting organisations to establish sound risk management frameworks and regulatory compliance. Prior to joining BEA, Peter was the Regional head of Risk Appetite and Governance for HSBC, based in Hong Kong. As a former partner of Big Four accounting and advisory firm, Peter has led major risk transformation and consulting projects across the region.

Nathan Lau

Head of Operational Risk

DBS Bank

Nathan is currently the Head of Operational Risk Management in DBS Bank Hong Kong Ltd. taking a leadership role in driving an effective and efficient operational risk management program across the Bank, promoting the safety and soundness of the Bank’s operating environment.  He has been working in the financial services and management consulting industry for over 20 years and has held senior roles in both risk management and technology delivery in Hong Kong and Australia.  Nathan has and continues to be actively engaged in information technology industry developments and adoption affecting the risk management landscape.  Nathan holds an Executive Master of Business Administration (EMBA) from Australian Graduate School of Management.

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Patrick Liu

Chief Information Security Officer

Fusion Bank

Patrick Liu has more than 20 years of IT and Security experience including security operation, risk and control and IT audit within top tier financial institutions. As an experience security practitioner, Patrick has been responsible for performing and managing a wide range of security consulting, risk and threat assessment, security training, cyber crisis management planning program. Patrick is currently the CISO of Fusion Bank. He was awarded the Hong Kong Cyber Security Professionals Awards in 2017 in recognition of his commitment in the cyber security field.

Patrick Liu acquired several professional certifications including CISSP, CISSP-ISSAP, CISA, CGEIT, CRISC, CIA and ABCP.

Diep Anh Nguyen

Chief Financial Officer

ABBank

Vicki Noblett

Regional Head, Regulatory Management Group & Regulatory Policy and Advocacy, Asia Pacific

Deutsche Bank

Vicki Noblett is Head of Regulatory Affairs and Regulatory Advocacy in APAC, working closely with regional and global stakeholders across the bank and externally on key regulatory matters.

Vicki relocated to Hong Kong in July 2012 to set up the APAC policy and advocacy function, and then established the Regulatory Management Group in late 2015 to support supervisory engagement across the region. She has been responsible for the combined areas from mid-2018. She joined DB in July 2010 in London, primarily focused on advocacy relating to prudential and crisis management policy reforms. Prior to this, she was a regulator in the UK for nine years in roles spanning policy development and implementation, international coordination, supervision and regulatory strategy.

James Ryan

Chief Control Officer

HSBC

James Ryan has a history of successfully leading teams that deliver across multiple Countries, Regions and Risk disciplines (e.g. capital modelling, fraud, insurance risk, operational risk).

Brings the ability to pro-actively identify material risks and act on these before they become incidents.

Industry leading experience of establishing data driven analytical approaches to detecting and mitigating both financial and non-financial risks.

Career experience to date has been gained at globally recognised organisations (i.e. PwC, Thomson Reuters, AXA, Lloyds Banking Group and HSBC), supported by industry and academic qualifications.

James is married with two children, a dog and is a passionate yacht skipper, having won numerous trophies in the UK and Hong Kong. 

 

You Leong Tan

Alternate Chief Executive & Chief Risk Officer, North Asia

OCBC Wing Hang Bank

You Leong Tan is currently Chief Risk Officer for North Asia, at OCBC Bank, a Singapore-based financial institution group with regional presence primarily in Singapore, Malaysia, Greater China and Indonesia. He is responsible for the oversight of OCBC's risk management in China, Hong Kong, Taiwan and Korea. Risk areas covered include credit risk management (wholesale and retail), market risk, liquidity risk, operational risk and information security.

You Leong Tan is currently Chief Risk Officer for North Asia, at OCBC Bank, a Singapore-based financial institution group with regional presence primarily in Singapore, Malaysia, Greater China and Indonesia. He is responsible for the oversight of OCBC's risk management in China, Hong Kong, Taiwan and Korea. Risk areas covered include credit risk management (wholesale and retail), market risk, liquidity risk, operational risk and information security.

You Leong has 18 years of banking experience, covering diverse functions including market risk, operational risk, business management, strategic management, treasury, asset-liability management and regional CRO. He holds a Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) degree from the National University of Singapore, Bachelor of Laws (Honours) degree from the University of London and Master of Business Administration (High Honours) from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business. He is a CFA, FRM and PRM charterholder. operational risk, business management, strategic management, treasury, asset-liability management and regional CRO. He holds a Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) degree from the National University of Singapore, Bachelor of Laws (Honours) degree from the University of London and Master of Business Administration (High Honours) from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business. He is a CFA, FRM and PRM charterholder. 

Ricky Tang

Head of Technology Risk Management

Bank of China

Ricky Tang joined Bank of China International in 2019 as the Head of Technology Risk Management, responsible for technology risk and cyber security controls in the bank. Prior to that he worked in various multi-nationals such as Telstra International, Fubon Bank, UBS and ING, with responsibilities in cyber security, information security, fraud investigation, and IT operational risk management.
Ricky has set up technology risk management frameworks for FSIs that integrate with enterprise risk frameworks, defining policies and standards, creating operating models and technical procedures, managing cyber security operation services, as well as ensuring compliance to regulatory requirements. He is passionate in advancing the industry’s risk management practices as well as staying on the edge of technological advancements.

Ambrose Wong

Head of Risk

Serai

Ambrose is Serai's Head of Risk. Serai is a new tech venture owned by HSBC with a vision to simplify global trade.

Before Serai, Ambrose was Regional Head of Risk for Commercial Banking and Global Banking & Markets at HSBC. In this role, he was responsible for enterprise risk management for both businesses within the region. He was also the Chief Operating Officer of the Risk function for Global Commercial Banking where he was leading the transformation of the global function. Prior to HSBC, Ambrose held senior risk management positions in financial services and consulting industries in Australia and Hong Kong.

Ambrose holds a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Melbourne and a Master of Applied Finance from Monash University.

Wen Xie

Chief Risk Officer

Standard Chartered Bank

Frederick Yip

Alternate Chief Executive & Chief Risk Officer

ZA Bank

Frederick Yip has been ZA Bank’s Chief Risk Officer since 2020 and has been additionally appointed as the Bank’s Alternate Chief Executive on top of this CRO role in 2021.  He heads five risk functions for the Bank, namely Credit Risk, Market Risk, Operational Risk, Technology Risk and Anti-Money Laundering. Frederick is an all-round senior risk executive, bringing over 20 years of experience and extensive regulatory knowledge in retail banking, corporate banking, consumer finance, private wealth and other business segments. Before joining ZA Bank, he held several key risk management positions in Chong Hing Bank (Chief Credit Officer), ANZ (Head of Commercial Risk, Hong Kong), Wing Lung Bank, Standard Chartered and Citibank.