Speakers
Ms Inga Beale DBE
Chief Executive Officer
Lloyd’s
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Inga Beale joined Lloyd’s in January 2014. Previously she was Group Chief Executive of Canopius, a prominent Lloyd’s managing agent. Prior to that she spent four years with Zurich Insurance, including a period as Global Chief Underwriting Officer. She was Group CEO of Converium Ltd, the Swiss mid-sized independent reinsurance company and, while there, she led a major turnaround of the business before it was acquired by SCOR in 2007. She started her career as an Underwriter with Prudential before spending 14 years in a variety of international roles for GE Insurance Solutions. She is a member of the UK Government’s Financial Services Trade and Investment Board and the London Mayor’s Business Advisory Board. In July 2016 she also joined the Board of the UK Chartered Insurance Institute.
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Mr Norman T.L. Chan, GBS, JP
Chief Executive
Hong Kong Monetary Authority
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Norman Chan was appointed Chief Executive of the Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA) on 1 October 2009. Mr Chan joined the Hong Kong Government as an Administrative Officer in 1976 and became an Executive Director of the HKMA when it was established in 1993. From 1996 to 2005, Mr Chan served as Deputy Chief Executive of the HKMA.

From December 2005 to June 2007, Mr Chan was Vice Chairman, Asia of Standard Chartered Bank. Prior to rejoining the HKMA, Mr Chan was Director of the Chief Executive's Office of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government from July 2007 to July 2009. He was the Founding Chairman of the policy think tank, the Bauhinia Foundation Research Centre established in 2006.
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Mr Sanjeev Chatrath
Managing Director, Region Head, Asia, Financial & Risk
Thomson Reuters
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Sanjeev Chatrath is the Region Head and Managing Director of Financial & Risk, Thomson Reuters – covering Asia Pacific and Japan. He is responsible for client business in the region encompassing end to end client experience, account management, market development, Go to Market regional strategy, sales, operations, and technical functions. Sanjeev is a member of the Global Operating Committee for Thomson Reuters, and F&R.

Sanjeev has worked in Asian financial markets for over 21 years in leadership roles encompassing business management, client management and sales, spanning Asia Pacific, South Asia and Middle East.

Prior to joining Thomson Reuters, Sanjeev worked with Citigroup where he was Chief Operating Officer and Region Head of Client Sales Management for the Treasury and Trade solutions business. Before joining Citi, Sanjeev held senior management positions with ABN Amro Bank, and Standard Chartered Bank based in Singapore, UAE and India.

Sanjeev is a member of the Board of Governors of American Chamber of Commerce Hong Kong, Board Member of ASIFMA (Asia Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association), co-chair of the Male Allies in Hong Kong, and a member of 30% Club supporting gender diversity in Hong Kong boards.
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Mr Pierre Gramegna
Minister of Finance, Luxembourg
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Pierre Gramegna was born on 22 April 1958 in Esch-sur-Alzette. He pursued studies in law and economics at the Université Panthéon-Assas (Paris II) and completed his post-university education with a postgraduate diploma of advanced studies in European Union law.

Following the legislative elections of 20 October 2013, Pierre Gramegna (Democratic Party) joined the current government as Minister of Finance on 4th December 2013.

As Minister of Finance, Pierre Gramegna has initiated major reforms to balance the budget and to align Luxembourg’s tax rules with international transparency standards.

Minister Gramegna is a promoter of the diversification of Luxembourg’s financial center, in particular with regard to Fintech and sustainable finance. He has also further developed the bilateral relations with China in the financial area and has put a particular emphasis on Luxembourg’s role in multilateral development banks.

As chair of the Ecofin Council of the European Union during the Luxembourg Presidency in 2015, Pierre Gramegna actively contributed to reaching landmark agreements on the introduction of the automatic exchange of tax rulings with EU member states, as well as on securitization.

As career diplomat, Pierre Gramegna joined the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in 1983. In 1992 he was appointed consul general and director of the Board of Economic Development in San Francisco. From 1996 to 2002, Pierre Gramegna was Luxembourg’s ambassador to Japan and South Korea. He was subsequently responsible for the Directorate of International Economic Relations at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

In 2003, Pierre Gramegna took up the position of director general of the Chamber of Commerce. Prior to joining the government, Pierre Gramegna was also member of the executive board of several companies, including Cargolux Airlines International SA and the Luxembourg Stock Exchange.
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Mr Hu Huaibang
Chairman
China Development Bank Corporation
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Mr Hu Huaibang was born in 1955 in Luyi, Henan Province. He holds a PhD in Economics, and was a professor and a doctoral tutor at Xi'an Jiaotong University, University of International Business and Economics (UIBE), and Northwest University.

August 1982 - February 1997, Lecturer, Professor, Provost, Assistant President, and Vice President of the former Shaanxi Institute of Finance and Economics (now merged into Xi'an Jiaotong University);

February 1997 - June 2000, President of the former China Institute of Finance and Banking (now merged into UIBE);

June, 2000 - July 2003, Vice President of the People’s Bank of China (PBoC), Chengdu, President of PBoC, Xi’an and Director-General of the Shaanxi Administration of Foreign Exchange;

July 2003 - January 2005, Director of the Supervisory Board of the China Banking Regulatory Commission (CBRC);

January 2005 - September 2007, CBRC Vice Chairman;

September 2007 - September 2008, Chairman of the Supervisory Board of the China Investment Corporation;

September 2008 - April 2013, Chairman of the Bank of Communications;

April 2013 until now, Chairman of the China Development Bank.
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Hon. Jacob J. Lew
76th United States Secretary of the Treasury
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For the past four years (2013- 2017), Secretary of the Treasury Jack Lew has served as the most senior economic official in the U.S. government, helping to shape policies that drove the longest economic recovery in American history. At Treasury, he oversaw all aspects of international and domestic fiscal policy, including issues related to financial regulation, global sanctions regimes, tax policy, debt management, and trade. As a speaker, he brings the freshest insights and an insider's knowledge of the individual people and policies affecting the direction of the global economy. Secretary Lew addresses these issues both from an historical perspective -- given his over 30 years of government experience -- and by looking forward to how the new Administration and Congress may tackle the many challenges they face. With his unique perspective, Secretary Lew presents an engaging view of how complex financial and geopolitical forces are shaping our economy, both domestically and overseas.

Secretary Lew previously served as White House Chief of Staff to President Obama (2012 - 2013). Prior to that role, Lew oversaw the U.S. budget as Director of the Office of Management and Budget (2010- 2012), a position he also held in President Clinton's Cabinet from 1998 to 2001. Before returning to OMB in 2010, Lew first joined the Obama Administration as Deputy Secretary of State for Management and Resources.

Before joining the State Department, Lew served as managing director and chief operating officer for two different Citigroup business units. Prior to that, he was executive vice president and chief operating officer of New York University, where he was responsible for budget, finance, and operations, and served as a professor of public administration. From 2004 through 2008, Lew served on the Board of Directors of the Corporation for National and Community Service and chaired its Management, Administration, and Governance Committee.

As OMB Director from 1998 to 2001, Lew led the Administration budget team and served as a member of the National Security Council. During his tenure at OMB, the U.S. budget operated at a surplus for three consecutive years. Earlier, Lew served as OMB's Deputy Director and was a member of the negotiating team that reached a bipartisan agreement to balance the budget. As Special Assistant to President Clinton from 1993 to 1994, Mr. Lew helped design Americorps, the national service program.

Lew began his career in Washington in 1973 as a legislative aide. From 1979 to 1987, he was a principal domestic policy advisor to House Speaker Thomas P. O'Neill, Jr, when he served the House Democratic Steering and Policy Committee as Assistant Director and then Executive Director. He was the Speaker's liaison to the Greenspan Commission, which negotiated a bipartisan solution to extend the solvency of Social Security in 1983, and he was responsible for domestic and economic issues, including Medicare, budget, tax, trade, appropriations, and energy issues.

Before joining the Obama Administration, Lew co-chaired the Advisory Board for City Year New York and was on the boards of the Kaiser Family Foundation, the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, the Brookings Institution Hamilton Project, and the Tobin Project. He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, the National Academy of Social Insurance, and of the bar in Massachusetts and the District of Columbia.
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Mr Charles Li
Chief Executive
Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Limited
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Charles Li has served as Chief Executive of Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing (HKEX) since 2010. In this role, Mr Li has orchestrated some of the most significant strategic initiatives in HKEX’s history, including the expansion into fixed income, currency and commodities through the acquisition of the London Metal Exchange in 2012 and the launch of OTC Clear in 2013, as well as enhanced mutual market access with Mainland China through Shanghai and Shenzhen Stock Connect Programmes, Bond Connect and other cooperation.

Mr Li’s career in financial services spans over 20 years. Before joining HKEX, he was Chairman of JP Morgan China, prior to which he was President of Merrill Lynch China. Before joining Merrill Lynch in 1994, Mr Li practiced law in New York with Davis Polk & Wardwell and Brown & Wood.

Before moving to the US for his studies, Mr Li had worked as an offshore oil worker in the North China Sea, and as a newspaper editor-reporter for China Daily from 1984-86.

Mr Li obtained a BA degree in English literature from Xiamen University of China in 1984, a MA degree in journalism from the University of Alabama in 1988, and a JD degree from Columbia University School of Law in 1991.
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Mr Takehiko Nakao
President
Asian Development Bank
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Takehiko Nakao is the President of the Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the Chairperson of ADB’s Board of Directors. He was elected President by ADB’s Board of Governors and assumed office in April 2013.

Before joining ADB, Mr Nakao was the Vice Minister of Finance for International Affairs at the Ministry of Finance of Japan.

In a career spanning more than three decades, Mr. Nakao has gained extensive experience in international finance and development. He has held senior positions in the Ministry of Finance in Japan, which he joined in 1978, including Director-General of the International Bureau, where he fostered close ties with leading figures in the Asia-Pacific region, and G20 nations.

He was assigned as Minister at the Embassy of Japan in Washington D.C., between 2005 and 2007, and from 1994 to 1997 served as economist and advisor at the International Monetary Fund.

He has published books and numerous papers on financial and economic issues, and in 2010 and 2011 was a Visiting Professor at the University of Tokyo.

Born in 1956, Mr Nakao holds a Bachelor’s degree in Economics from the University of Tokyo and a Master of Business Administration from the University of California, Berkeley.
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Mr JP Nicols
Managing Director
Fintech Forge
Chairman
NextMoney.org
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JP Nicols has been internationally recognized as a leading voice for innovation, strategy and leadership, and his work has been featured in some of the industry’s top publications and conferences.

A former senior bank executive, he is Managing Director of the FinTech Forge, and founder of the Bank Innovators Council which is now a part of Next Money, a global community committed to reinventing financial services through design, innovation and entrepreneurship.

JP is a trusted advisor to companies from startups to the Fortune 500, a popular writer, a top rated speaker, and is often quoted in the media on video and in print. He is also a highly rated instructor at the Pacific Coast Banking School held at the University of Washington, and a recurring guest host on the global podcast Breaking Banks. He has been named to several lists as an influential thought leader, including:

• Top FinTech Influencers in the USA (#5)
• Fintech influencers you should be following in 2016 (#7)
• FinServ 25: The Most Influential Voices in Banking (#8)
• 25 Must-Read Financial IT Blogs
• 8 FinTech Leaders You Need to Follow
• The Absolute Ultimate Guide of Who's Who in FinTech
• Nine online influencers that shape the future of payments
• Top 25 leading influencers in financial services
• Top 5 Financial Services Thought Leaders

He holds a B.A. from the University of Akron, and an M.B.A. from Cleveland State University, where he conducted his research project at Buckinghamshire College in England. He also completed the Leadership Excellence executive program at the University of Minnesota, and is a graduate of the Cannon Financial Institute and the College for Financial Planning.
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Professor Daniela Rus
Director, Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Lab (CSAIL); Professor, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
MIT
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Daniela Rus is at the very forefront of contemporary robotics. Her research is bringing cheap, easily produced robots into every part of contemporary life. Manufacturers will be able to create customized tools and processes on the spot to handle new product lines. Homeowners will be able to instantly create everything from custom appliances to playmates for their pets. It’s hard to underestimate the impacts of these developing technologies on the workforce and the markets of the future.

Daniela directs this groundbreaking research as Director of the Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) at MIT. Her research group, the Distributed Robotics Lab, has built robots that can tend a garden, bake cookies from scratch, cut a birthday cake, fly in swarms without human aid to perform surveillance functions, and dance with humans. They have developed modular and self-reconfiguring robots, systems of self-organizing robots, networks of robots and sensors for first-responders, mobile sensor networks, techniques for cooperative underwater robotics, and new technology for desktop robotics.

Rus’ research interests include distributed robotics, mobile computing and programmable matter. At CSAIL she has led numerous groundbreaking research projects in the areas of transportation, security, environmental modeling and monitoring, underwater exploration, and agriculture. Daniela is also a champion of youth outreach, spearheading several programs that encourage students to pursue careers in computer science.

In addition to directing CSAIL and the Distributed Robotics Lab, Rus is a Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at MIT. Prior to her appointment as Director of CSAIL, she served as its Associate Director from 2008 to 2011 and as the Co-Director of CSAIL’s Center for Robotics from 2005 to 2012. Daniela is the first woman to serve as director of CSAIL and its predecessors the AI Lab and the Lab for Computer Science.

Named the 2014 Association for Computer Machinery Fellow and elected to the National Academy of Engineering, Rus is also the recipient of the NSF Career Award and an Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Fellow. She is a Class of 2002 MacArthur Fellow and a fellow of AAAI and IEEE. She serves on the scientific advisory board for the Max Planck Institute, on the editorial board for the Journal of Autonomous Robots, and on the long-term planning board for the IEEE Robotics and Automation Society.

Rus earned her PhD in Computer Science from Cornell University. Prior to coming to MIT, Rus was an assistant professor, associate professor, and professor in the Computer Science Department at Dartmouth College.
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Mr John Rice
Vice Chairman
General Electric Company
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John G. Rice is vice chairman of GE and president & CEO of GE Global Growth Organization. In November 2010, the GE Board of Directors named Rice to lead the company’s global operations based in Hong Kong.

Rice began his GE career in 1978 and has held several leadership positions based both in the United States and in other global markets including Hong Kong, Singapore, and Canada. Immediately prior to his current role, he served as vice chairman of GE and president & CEO of GE Technology Infrastructure; from 2005-2007 as vice chairman of GE’s industrial and infrastructure businesses; from 2000-2005 as president and CEO of GE Energy; and from 1997-2000 as president & CEO of GE Transportation.

Rice holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in economics from Hamilton College in Clinton, New York, and remains on their Board of Trustees today. He is also a trustee of Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia, and serves on several other boards including the International Advisory Board of the King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals, Dhahran, Saudi Arabia, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Foundation in Atlanta.
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Dr Min Zhu
President
National Institute of Financial Research, Tsinghua University
Former Deputy Managing Director
International Monetary Fund
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Dr Min Zhu is currently the President of National Institute of Financial Research. He was a Deputy Managing Director of IMF from July 2011 to July 2016. Previously he served as Special Advisor to the Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund from 2010 to 2011. Before that, Dr Zhu was a Deputy Governor of the People’s Bank of China, and prior to his service at China’s Central Bank, he served as a Group Executive Vice President of the Bank of China. Dr Zhu also worked at the World Bank and taught economics at both Johns Hopkins University and Fudan University.

Dr Zhu received a Ph.D and an M.A. in economics from Johns Hopkins University, an M.P.A. from the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton University, and a B.A. in economics from Fudan University.
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