Abdullo Akhadov

Head of Credit Risk Modeling, Machine Learning & Decisioning, APAC


With over 13 years of experience in credit risk management, Abdullo held various positions and fulfilled different roles across several multinational banking groups, including COO for Wholesale and Retail lending.

Within SAS Abdullo advises financial institutions and credit bureaus on topics related to Corporate and Retail credit process, Credit decisioning, Credit risk modeling, IRB framework. Outside of SAS Abdullo actively mentors FinTech startups under Plug and Play Tech Center, FTAHK, SFA.

Ross Allen

Managing Director

IHS Markit

Ross is a Managing Director in Strategy within the Financial Services division and with specific focus on changes to market structure, regulation and new technology.  Ross is a member of the global benchmark reform program at IHS Markit and is also Global Head of Term Risk Free Rates (TRFR).

Previously, Ross served as Head of Financial Markets APAC and was responsible for leading and growing the IHS Markit Financial Markets business across Asia-Pacific.  Ross has an accounting and OTC derivatives background and has worked extensively on regulatory impact to develop innovative products to meet regulatory change.  Ross has over 20 years experience in the financial services industry covering cash, derivatives and alternative assets markets across a variety of roles.  Ross has worked in London, Singapore and currently based in Sydney and spent the last decade focusing on Asia-Pacific market development.

Nick Anzman

Chief Risk Officer, Hong Kong, Global Head of Risk, Transaction Banking

ANZ Bank

Nick has been with ANZ Bank for over 10 years, spanning a career across New York, Hong Kong, and Cambodia. He has held roles across Risk, Trade Product and Relationship Management, and has served on various banking association committees including as the Chair of the Compliance Committee for the Association of Banks in Cambodia. As CRO Hong Kong, Nick is Chair of the Risk Management Committee and responsible for end-to-end Risk Management (Credit, Market, Operational) and Compliance/Regulatory engagement. He is a member of the Hong Kong Executive Committee, Asset Liability Committee and Global Transaction Banking Leadership Team.

 As Global Head of Risk, Transaction Banking, Nick acts as the primary Risk Executive alongside ANZs global Transaction Banking business which spans over 30 countries. He serves on ANZs Transaction Banking and Loans Product Committee, which is responsible for governance, approval and oversight of all TB and Loan products, and is the senior risk approval point for any policy/transaction exceptions. Prior to ANZ, Nick worked in Corporate Treasury with Siemens AG, where he was part of the team that deployed Siemens first-ever Supply Chain Finance program.


Jessica Lyn Bartlett | Moderator

Director, Financial Crime Legal, APAC


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 a member of the Board of Governors for the American Chamber of Commerce Hong Kong.

Karim Chabane

Director, Head of APAC Collateral Management, Custody and Funds Services


Karim Chabane is a Director within Citi Futures, Clearing and Collateral division based in Hong Kong and Regional Head of Collateral Management for Asia Pacific. He has responsibility within Investor Services Division for all aspects of the margining and collateral management products to Citi's customers including Investors, Banks and Financial Intermediaries.
Karim joined Citi in January 2011 from Euroclear Bank, the International Central Securities Depository to take responsibility of regional product management of the Citi collateral management and administration services before taking the Regional Head role.
While at Euroclear, Karim spent two years as Head of Product Management for the Asia-Pacific region covering the full range of Euroclear's products and services, including settlement & custody, collateral management and fund processing.
Prior to this, Karim spent 18 years at Euroclear 's head office in Brussels and held various senior positions across Cash & Treasury Operations, Sales & Relationship Management covering London-based brokers and investment banks, Project teams for some major market and infrastructure initiatives as well as Product Management.

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.

Sylvie Davidson | Moderator

Former Managing Director, Chief Risk Officer


Sylvie Davidson is a principal partner in YourBoard,a board advisory business.She wasmost recentlyCROfor the Asia Pacific Region andManaging Director at UBS AG. As CRO she had risk oversight for Wealth Management, Investment Banking and Asset Management activities,providing independent oversight on risk, including control and governance frameworks.Sylvie has worked in Asia since 1994 and has over 29 years’ experience in thefinanceindustry. Prior to joining UBS, she was COO for the equities business in Asia at Barclays Capital, supporting the business in achieving its strategic goals at a regional and divisional level. Before Barclays Sylvie held senior roles at Standard Chartered Bank, first in structuring investor products and then in Equity Financing. Prior to that she was at Merrill Lynchfor 18 yearswhere she started as trader in equity derivatives, then moved on to sales and marketing of equity derivatives, built the valuation risk management team and laterreturned to the business creating innovative product and platforms for Equities and Equity Derivatives. Sylvie has extensive experience in risk management, COO, trading, sales, structuring and project management across asset classes working for major banks in Switzerland, London and Hong Kong.

Navin Desor

Deputy General Counsel, Regional Head of Legal, Global Markets, Asia Pacific


Navin Desor is the Asia-Pacific head of Global Markets Legal for HSBC since 2015. Prior to working at HSBC, he worked for over 10 years at Linklaters (both in London and Hong Kong) specialising in OTC derivatives, credit derivatives and equity finance transactions. He was the lead associate advising KPMG on the close-out of derivatives positions in the liquidation of Lehman Brothers Commercial Corporation Asia Limited and worked on a number of corporate transactions involving the transfer of structured products. He has spoken at several industry conferences on derivatives master agreements and collateral documentation, margin requirements for non-cleared derivatives, impact of Brexit and netting.

Mr. Desor graduated in law from Trinity College, Cambridge University in 1998 and received his postgraduate law degree from the University of Virginia in 1999.


Virginie Duval

Head of Legal APAC Regulatory Advisory

BNP Paribas

Blake Evans-Pritchard | Moderator

Bureau chief, Asia


Blake Evans-Pritchard is bureau chief, Asia, for Risk.net, based in Hong Kong.

Before taking on his current role, he spent five years covering regulatory issues across Asia for Risk.net, including implementation of Basel III and other international standards in regional jurisdictions.

Previously, Blake 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.

During his 16-year journalistic career, he has also reported from Sudan, Italy, the Netherlands, Ghana and Portugal.

Blake holds a bachelor’s degree in computer science from the University of Aston in Birmingham.

Steven Fok

Deputy Head of Technology Risk

Livi Bank

Steven is the deputy head of Technology Risk Management of livi bank, one of the Virtual Bank in Hong Kong. Before joining livi, he was the Group Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) of Emperor Group. Steven has been working in financial industries for over 20 years including Deutsche Bank, JPMorgan Chase and State Street Bank.


John Ho

Head, Financial Markets, Legal


John Ho
Head, Legal, Financial Markets, Standard Chartered Bank

John Ho is the Head of Legal, Financial Markets for Standard Chartered Bank ("SCB"), overseeing and providing legal advisory, transactional and documentation support for Financial Markets (FM) business globally for Standard Chartered Bank (SCB), its branches and affiliates. He is a member of the Group Legal Management Team.
John Ho also plays an active role in implementing changes within the bank to conform to applicable OTC regulatory reforms impacting FM business. He has been involved in fostering closer working relationship and rapport with industry groups and regulators on key global and regional regulatory reform changes, including Dodd Frank, EMIR, CRDIV, FATCA, CCPs and Margin Reforms for Uncleared Derivatives.
Prior to joining SCB, John Ho was the Managing Director Principal in the legal department of Bear Stearns (Japan), Ltd ("Bear Stearns") where he supported the Asia franchise (including Tokyo, Hong Kong, China, Taiwan, Korea, India and South-east Asia) from January 2003 to August 2008 covering various structured products and derivatives including equity derivatives, credit derivatives, fixed income and commodities.
Prior to joining Bear Stearns, John Ho worked as Asia equity counsel for Lehman Brothers in Tokyo with experience dealing in convertibles, options, warrants, delta one products and other types of equity derivatives transactions, equity finance and equity capital markets.
John Ho is qualified as an advocate and solicitor in Singapore since 1995 and he received his law degree from the National University of Singapore.


Chaoni Huang

Executive Director, Head of Sustainable Capital Markets; Secretary-General

BNP Paribas; Hong Kong Green Finance Association

As Head of Sustainable Capital Markets for Global Markets Asia Pacific, Chaoni leads BNP Paribas’ sustainable finance solutions for corporate, financial institutions and investors with a focus on primary asset finance and securitisation. Working with Global Markets in Asia Pacific and the Bank’s global sustainable finance community, Chaoni drives BNP Paribas’ continued expansion and leadership in Asian sustainable debt capital markets. Chaoni is an industry veteran with over 13 years of experience in sustainable finance having held various ESGrelated roles at Natixis, S&P Trucost, MSCI and the United Nations. In addition to her role at BNP Paribas, Chaoni is also deeply embedded in the sustainable finance industry where she is Vice President and Secretary General of the Hong Kong Green Finance Association and a guest researcher for the China Economy and Sustainable Development Centre at the Cheung Kong Graduate School of Business. Chaoni received her Bachelor of Economics from the University of Warwick.

Jian Huang

Senior Director

S&P Global Market Intelligence

Jian is Head of Products, China at S&P Global Market Intelligence and is responsible for establishing the company’s franchise in the Chinese domestic market. Before joining S&P Global, Jian was a Global Product Manager at MSCI in charge of defining and executing the product roadmap of RiskMetrics, the flagship MSCI market risk management tool. Prior to that, Jian was a Senior Investment Risk Manager at GLG Partners/Man Group, a large hedge fund based in London.

Mushtaq Kapasi | Moderator

Chief Representative, Asia-Pacific

International Capital Markets Association (ICMA)

Mushtaq Kapasi is ICMA’s Chief Representative for the Asia-Pacific region. He has been based in Hong Kong since 2002, engaged in senior strategy, capital market and legal roles covering the region at international banks active in Asia. He has worked as a lawyer in debt capital markets and derivatives, a structurer in equities and fixed income, a manager of complex trades with regulatory and accounting considerations, and an adviser to top executives on emerging market strategy. He has also served as a consultant on financial structures of renewable energy projects in frontier markets. He is a member of the New York State Bar, and studied mathematics at the University of Texas and law at Yale University.

Debbie Man

Chief Compliance Officer

Ping An OneConnect Bank (HK) Ltd

Eric Nietsch

Head of ESG Research & Integration Asia

Manulife Investment Management

Based in Singapore, Eric is responsible for setting the ESG research, integration, and active ownership agenda in Asia. In his role, Eric conducts proprietary research to identify and manage investment risks and opportunities related to the sustainability strategies of companies in the region. Eric also works with Asian based portfolio managers on evaluating ESG exposures at a portfolio level. He collaborates with the ESG team on methodologies for product development and represents Manulife IM’s ESG capabilities among the local investment community..

Prior to joining Manulife Investment Management, Eric led the Sustainable Finance initiatives for Asia-Pacific at S&P Global where he helped to develop and launch the ESG Evaluation Framework.  He worked closely with analysts across the region to evaluate ESG exposures in corporate and infrastructure entities. Before joining the Sustainable Finance team, he covered various sectors as a credit ratings analyst at S&P in both the United States and Asia. Preceding S&P, Eric worked on an equity portfolio at Barclay’s PLC in New York, and on the special situations desk of the boutique investment bank StormHarbour Partners LP.

Eric holds a Bachelor of Arts in psychology from Colgate University. He is a CFA charterholder and a member of the CFA Society of Singapore.

Tri Nguyen

Market Specialist Lead


Tri Nguyen leads the Market Specialist team for Calypso in APAC. In this role, he works closely with different financial institutions in the region to optimize their technology solution and business processes to keep up with market trends, better manage risk, lower TCO and meet ever changing regulatory landscape. Before joining Calypso, Tri Nguyen worked at various banks in Singapore and Sydney.

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.

Louis Kuijs

Head of Asia Economics

Oxford Economics

As Head of Asia Economics, based in Hong Kong, Louis leads the firm’s macroeconomic research and forecasting for Asia, oversees the team of economists across the region and serves clients globally.

Before joining Oxford Economics in 2015, Louis held senior positions in both the public and private sectors, including at the International Monetary Fund (IMF) in Washington DC, the World Bank in Beijing and at the Royal Bank of Scotland in Hong Kong. While with the World Bank in Beijing, he led the well-regarded China Quarterly Update, headed the Bank’s mid-term review of China’s 11th Five Year Plan and led research on China’s saving and investment, rebalancing, and long-term growth and structural change.  

Mr. Kuijs is a well-known observer of the Chinese economy and contributes regularly to the international media

Maggie Qiu

Regional Head of Sanctions, Greater China & North Asia

Standard Chartered Bank

Maggie Qiu is the head of sanctions for Greater China & North East Asia at Standard Chartered Bank based in Hong Kong; in charge of managing all aspects of the sanctions compliance program in the region. Prior to this role, she was the APAC director of global financial crimes compliance for Bank of America Merrill Lynch, where she was responsible for regulatory exams, audit, regulatory changes, compliance monitoring and testing, issue management, policy and program, risk assessments and trainings for 12 jurisdictions in the Asia-Pacific region.

Before relocating to Hong Kong in January 2014, Maggie was the head of anti-money laundering for BAML China and the China money-laundering reporting officer, leading BAML's anti-money laundering and economic sanctions efforts in China, a role which she held starting in 2010.

Prior to this, Maggie worked for the financial intelligence unit (FIU) at Bank of America's global headquarters in the U.S. Before joining BAML, Maggie also worked at Wells Fargo (Wachovia) in various risk management roles. She is a frequent speaker in various international AML conferences on topics like correspondent banking relationships, AML audit management and risk-based approach AML programmes. Maggie received her master's degree from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign in the U.S.

Aveline San

Chief Compliance Officer, Asia-Pacific


Aveline joined Citibank N.A. in April 2019 as Regional Chief Compliance Officer for Asia Pacific.

Aveline was admitted as a solicitor and barrister in Australia in 1997. She joined Slaughter and May’s Hong Kong office in 1999 and thereafter joined UBS in February 2005 as a Transaction Lawyer. She transitioned into Compliance in 2007 as Head of Investment Banking and Research Compliance for Asia, subsequently running North and South Asia Compliance on a cross product basis. In January 2013 she became UBS’ General Counsel for Wealth Management North Asia. In October 2016, she was appointed the APAC Group Regional Head of Compliance & Operational Risk Control in addition to her role as APAC Wealth Management Head for the function.

Aveline has been the Chair of Compliance Committee of ASIFMA since 2017, actively promoting industry collaboration on innovation initiatives and leading regulatory dialogues on industry topics.

Andrew Sheng

Distinguished Fellow

Asia Global Institute

Areas of Expertise:
International Finance and Monetary Economics, Financial Regulation, Global Governance

Andrew Sheng is well known in global financial circles as a former central banker and financial regulator in Asia and a commentator on global finance. He is Distinguished Fellow of Asia Global Institute, the University of Hong Kong. Andrew is the Chief Adviser to the China Banking Regulatory Commission, a Board Member of Khazanah Nasional Berhad, the sovereign wealth fund of Malaysia, a member of the international advisory council of the China Investment Corporation, the China Development Bank, China Securities Regulatory Commission and the Securities and Exchange Board of India.  He is also an advisor to the United Nations Environment Program Inquiry into the Design of a Sustainable Financial System.

Andrew served as Chairman of the Securities and Futures Commission of Hong Kong from 1998 to 2005, having previously been a central banker with the Hong Kong Monetary Authority and Bank Negara Malaysia. He also worked with the World Bank from 1989 to 1993. From 2003 to 2005, he chaired the Technical Committee of the International Organisation of Securities Commissions (IOSCO). He has published widely on monetary, economics and financial issues. His 2009
book entitled, "From Asian to global financial crisis: an Asian regulator’s view of unfettered finance in the 1990s and 2000s", was published by Cambridge University Press. His forthcoming book is "Shadow Banking in China: An Opportunity for Financial Reform", with Ng Chow Soon (John Wiley).

He is also an Adjunct Professor at the Graduate School of Economics and Management, Tsinghua University, Beijing and the University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur. In 2009, he became the Pro-Chancellor of Universiti Tun Abdul Razak.

He writes regularly on international finance and monetary economics, financial regulation and global governance for Project Syndicate, AsiaNewsNet and leading economic magazines and newspapers in China and Asia. A chartered accountant by training, he has a BSc in Economics and Honorary Doctorates from the University of Bristol and University of Malaya. In April 2013, Andrew was named by Time magazine as one of the 100 most influential people in the world. He also appeared in the Oscar-winning film “Inside Job” in 2011.

JSM, Malaysia, 1985

SBS – Silver Bauhinia Star, Hong Kong, 1997

LLD (Hon) University of Bristol, 1999

JP, Justice of Peace, Hong Kong, 1999

SPDK, Datuk Seri Panglima, Sabah, September 2005

Panglima Mangku Negara (PMN),Tan Sri, by His Majesty the King of Malaysia, June 2010

Honorary Fellow, Hong Kong Securities Institute (HKSI), 2012

Brian Tang | Moderator

ACMI and LITE Lab @


Brian W Tang is the founder of Asia Capital Markets Institute (ACMI) and provides inclusive global thought leadership, industry-wide consensus building and transformational support for innovative technology, educational and policy solutions that reinforce professionalism, efficiency and innovation to foster trust and integrity.  

At global investment bank Credit Suisse in Hong Kong, and at international law firm Sullivan & Cromwell in New York and Silicon Valley, Brian advised on some of the world’s largest and first-ever financial services and technology capital markets and M&A deals from China, as well as on project bonds and microfinance. Brian also led a cross-disciplinary team at Credit Suisse to establish and manage one of the first Chinese joint venture investment banks.

Brian is co-chair of the RegTech Committee of the Fintech Association of Hong Kong and on the IEEE AI Ethics Initiative’s Policy Panel. He is also an author to the upcoming The RegTech Book on AI Responsibility Frameworks and has authored chapters in The FinTech Book (Wiley) and Reconceptualising Global Finance and Its Regulation (Cambridge).

Brian has recently been appointed an adjunct associate professor to spearhead Hong Kong University’s new Law, Innovation, Technology and Entrepreneurship (LITE) programme.

Brian graduated from The University of Western Australia with a combined Bachelors of Arts and Laws (with honours) and from New York University School of Law with a Masters of Laws

Anthony O’Connor

Director, Derivatives and Middle Office Product

HSBC Securities Services

Anthony has over 20 years’ experience in financial services and joined HSBC Securities Services in Dublin in 2006 as an Equity Pricing Specialist. In 2011 he moved into the role of Global Product Manager - OTC Derivative Pricing. His responsibilities in this role include product strategy, regulatory oversight, operating model design and automation of valuation processes. Prior to joining HSBC Anthony was responsible for equity derivative product control at Dresdner Kleinwort in New York. Anthony is based in Hong Kong since 2015 now focusing on listed and OTC derivative solutions for clients across the full trade lifecycle including valuation / model governance and collateral management.

Sage Patel

Head of Pricing, Valuations and Reference Data – Asia Pacific


Sage has been with IHS Markit for 8 years, starting with the legacy Markit entity.

Prior to joining Markit, Sage was responsible for Pricing and Valuations at Fitch Solutions. He spent a portion of his career at key tier one Investment banks, starting at Salomon Brothers into Citi Global Markets, Bank of America N.A and RBC Capital Markets across Trading, Product Management and Product Development functions in London, New York and Toronto.

Over the last 8 years Sage has been driving IHS Markit’s expansion into the APAC Fixed Income markets, more recently expanding his responsibilities into IHS Markit’s Derivatives business. The key mandate is to provide solutions addressing challenges faced by our customers in today’s ever changing regulatory landscape.

Sage graduated from Manchester Business School, UK with a BSc (Hons) International Business, Finance and Economics

Marco Tjabringa

FCC Head of Business Advisory & Governance

Mox Bank

At Mox, Marco is responsible for developing Financial Crime Compliance (“FCC”) policies, standards, CDD requirements and essentially providing solutions to the control processes that manage financial crime risks.

Marc was previously the Regional Head of FCC Advisory, Commercial Banking & Retail Banking segments, Greater China & North Asia for Standard Chartered Bank. He joined Standard Chartered in 2014. With substantial cross client segment knowledge, Marc also led FCC projects in the Private Banking and Wealth Management business there.

Marc has over 20 years of experience in banking specialising in AML, CDD standards, screening platforms and operational risk management. He started his career as a corporate banking relationship manager at ING Netherlands. He is passionate about striking the optimal between customer experience and controls