Chief Risk Officer, Hong Kong, Global Head of Risk, Transaction Banking
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 ANZ’s global Transaction Banking business which spans over 30 countries. He serves on ANZ’s 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.
Senior Analyst, ESG Research and Integration
Based in Hong Kong, Tim is Senior Analyst, ESG Research and Integration. Tim works closely with the Asia-based investment staff on ESG integration, research and engaging with companies on ESG issues, and is now leading the firm’s related efforts in North Asia.
Before joining Manulife Investment Management, Tim worked at Ernst & Young (EY) Hong Kong as an ESG advisory manager, where he provided ESG risk assessment consulting services to financial institutions, corporates and the government. Prior to EY, Tim worked in the Hong Kong Productivity Council as a consultant, with a focus on ESG projects for the HKSAR Government.
Tim holds a Bachelor of Science from the Chinese University of Hong Kong and a Master of Science in Environmental Management from the University of Hong Kong. He is a CFA charterholder and an EFFAS Certified ESG Analyst. He now represents Manulife Investment Management in Hong Kong Green Finance Association, Asia Corporate Governance Association, and is a member of ESG Group of The Hong Kong Society of Financial Analysts.
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.
Head of Legal APAC Regulatory Advisory
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.
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.
Head of Asia 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
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.
Susan M Sayers
Regional General Counsel
Susan Sayers joined the HSBC Group in 1995 in Hong Kong. She was employed in various roles in the legal function in Hong Kong and was appointed Deputy General Counsel, Asia Pacific in 2007 and Asia Pacific Regional Head of Global Banking and Markets Legal in 2010.
Susan joined HSBC Bank Middle East Limited as Regional General Counsel in April 2013 and was appointed Regional General Counsel, Asia Pacific in January 2016.
Susan is qualified as a solicitor in both England and Hong Kong and is a member of the Law Societies in both jurisdictions. She is also an associate member of the Chartered Institute of Bankers.
She practised as a banking lawyer in various law firms in London and Hong Kong prior to joining HSBC.
Her professional experience includes asset financing and mortgage enforcement, shipping and banking litigation, corporate and private trusts law, trade and receivable financing and securities law.
Susan is involved in various women’s networking and development forums and mentors a number of women in the banking industry. Susan is also an active supporter of HSBC’s community initiatives.
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
Advisory Board Asia Capital Markets Institute (ACMI) /HKU Fintech Index Project
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