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Mr Mirza Adityaswara
Senior Deputy Governor
Bank Indonesia
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Mirza Adityaswara was appointed as Senior Deputy Governor of Bank Indonesia on October 3, 2013 for the period from 2013 to 2014. The position was then extended for a term of 5 (five ) years to 2019 under Presidential Decree No. 62 / P of 2014. Subsequently, in 2015, through Presidential Decree No. 61 / P 2015 dated July 23, 2015, Mirza Adityaswara given the mandate as a Member of the Board of Commissioner of the Financial Services Authority Ex-Officio of Bank Indonesia. Prior to his appointment as Senior Deputy Governor of Bank Indonesia, from 2002 until October 2005, he served as Director, Head of Securities Trading & Research, Bahana Securities, then in November of the same year he was appointed as Director, Head of Equity Bank Research & Analysis at Credit Suisse Securities Indonesia. During the period 2008 to 2010, Mirza served as Managing Director, Head of Capital Market, Mandiri Sekuritas, as well as the Chief Economist of the Bank Mandiri Group.
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Mr Puneet Agrawal
Consul-General
Consulate General of India to Hong Kong SAR and Macau SAR
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Mr. Puneet Agrawal joined the Indian Foreign Service in 1997. His previous diplomatic assignments include Berlin (1999-2002), Thimphu (2005-2009) and Vienna (2009-2013). Before taking up his current position, he was Joint Secretary (UNES) at Ministry of External Affairs, Government of India. He also served in various capacities in the Ministry of External Affairs, handling matters pertaining to West Europe during 2002-2005, and Bangladesh, Sri Lanka & Myanmar (BSM) during 2013-2014. He also speaks German. Mr. Puneet Agrawal graduated from the Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi with a bachelor’s degree in Tech. Electrical Engineering.

Mr. Puneet Agrawal assumed charge as the Consul-General of India to Hong Kong SAR and Macau SAR on 28 July 2016.

Mr. Puneet Agrawal is married to Mrs. Smita Agrawal and they have a daughter and a son.
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Mr Nicolás Aguzin
Asia Pacific Chairman & CEO
J.P. Morgan
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Nicolas Aguzin is Chairman & CEO for J.P. Morgan Asia Pacific, overseeing the firm’s overall activities as well as directly managing the Banking franchise throughout the region. Nicolas chairs the Asia Pacific Management Committee, and is also a member of J.P. Morgan’s firmwide Corporate & Investment Bank Management Committee.

Nicolas was previously CEO for J.P. Morgan Latin America, responsible for overseeing all of J.P. Morgan’s activities in Latin America. He was also the Head of Investment Banking Coverage, M&A and Capital Markets in the region.

Nicolas joined J.P. Morgan in 1990 in Buenos Aires as a financial analyst in the Credit Group. In 1991, he moved to New York, where he worked in the Corporate Finance Services Group and focused primarily on cross-border M&A for U.S. clients. In 1992, Nicolas returned to Buenos Aires in the Investment Banking team where he participated in several privatizations, capital markets and advisory transactions. In 1996, he moved to the Latin America M&A Group in New York, being appointed head of the group in 2000. In 2002, Nicolas expanded his responsibilities and was appointed head of Latin America Investment Banking Coverage, M&A and Capital Markets. In 2005, he was appointed CEO for Latin America. In 2008 and 2009, in addition to his responsibilities as CEO and head of Investment Banking for Latin America, Nicolas served as Senior Country Officer for Brazil.

Nicolas holds a bachelor degree in Economics from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.
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Mr Ashley Ian Alder, JP
Chief Executive Officer
Securities and Futures Commission
Chair of the Board
International Organization of Securities Commissions
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Ashley Alder is the Chief Executive Officer of the Securities and Futures Commission (SFC) and the Chairman of the Board of the International Organization of Securities Commissions.

Ashley started his career as a lawyer in London in 1984. He came to Hong Kong in 1989 with the international law firm Herbert Smith, practising corporate and business law. He was Executive Director of Corporate Finance at the SFC from 2001 to 2004, before returning to Herbert Smith, later as head of the firm’s Asia Region. He rejoined the SFC in 2011.

Ashley attained his Bachelor of Laws degree from the University of London in 1982 and graduated from the University of Cambridge with a Master of Laws degree in 1983.
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Professor Ba Shusong
Chief China Economist
Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Limited
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Professor Ba Shusong is Chief China Economist of Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Limited (HKEX). He is also Chief Economist of the China Banking Association, a member of the HKSAR Government's Economic Development Commission, Deputy Secretary General of China Society of Macroeconomics, a member of MOFCOM's (Ministry of Commerce) Advisory Committee on Economic and Trade Policy, a member of CBRC’s Expert Guidance Committee for the banking industry’s implementation of the new Basel capital accord, a member of CSRC’s M&A Specialists Committee, and a member of China’s “13th Five-Year Plan” National Development and Planning Specialists Committee. Professor Ba is a fellow of experts who receive the State Council Special Allowance. He was previously Deputy General Manager of the Bank of China Hangzhou Branch, Assistant General Manager of Bank of China (Hong Kong), Director-general of the Strategy and Development Committee of the Securities Association of China, and Deputy Director-general of the Financial Research Institute of the State Council's Development Research Centre. He was engaged in post-doctoral researches in the China Center for Economic Research at Peking University, and was appointed as the Chief Researcher in “International Economic and Financial Structure” by the State Council's Development Research Centre and was also a senior visiting scholar at Columbia Business School.

Professor Ba has published a number of academic articles and books on the new Basel capital accord and China’s economic and financial development. He received the Global Youth Leader award from the World Economic Forum in 2009.
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Mr Cai Esheng
Former Vice Chairman
China Banking Regulatory Commission
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Member of the CPPCC National Committee; Vice Chairman, China Banking Regulatory Commission; member of the Party Committee.

Working Experience (after 2000)

February 2000-May 2001: Assistant to the Governor of the People’s Bank of China; member of the Party Committee cum President, Shanghai Branch of the People’s Bank of China; Secretary of the Party Committee

May 2001-December 2005: Chairman, Board of Supervisors of Important State-owned Financial Institutions

December 2005-May 2013: Vice Chairman, China Banking Regulatory Commission
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The Hon Laura M Cha, GBS, JP
Non-official Member of the Executive Council
Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of the People’s Republic of China
Chairman
Financial Services Development Council, Hong Kong
Non-Executive Deputy Chairman
HSBC Asia Pacific
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Mrs. Cha is a member of the Executive Council of the Government of Hong Kong, Chairman of the Financial Services Development Council, Hong Kong, a Non-Executive Director of HSBC Holdings plc., Non-Executive Deputy Chairman of The Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation and a Non-Executive Director of China Telecom Corporation Limited and Unilever plc. She is also a Senior International Advisor of Foundation Asset Management AB, and a member of Sotheby’s International Advisory Board.

Mrs. Cha became the first, and to-date the only person outside the Mainland China to join the Central Government at the vice-ministerial rank in January 2001 when she was appointed as Vice Chairman of the China Securities Regulatory Commission (CSRC). She served in such capacity until September 2004. Mrs. Cha was Deputy Chairman of the Securities and Futures Commission in Hong Kong where she worked from 1991 to 2000. She practiced law in the 1980’s in San Francisco and Hong Kong.

Mrs. Cha is also a Hong Kong Delegate to the 12th National People’s Congress of China, and Vice Chairman of the International Advisory Council of CSRC.

Mrs. Cha earned a BA degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and a JD degree from the Santa Clara University. She was awarded a Silver Bauhinia Star in 2001 and a Gold Bauhinia Star in 2009 by the Hong Kong Government for her public service.
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Professor the Hon K C Chan, GBS, JP
Secretary for Financial Services and the Treasury
Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of the People's Republic of China
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Professor Chan was Dean of Business and Management in the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST) before he was appointed Secretary for Financial Services and the Treasury in July 2007. Prior to joining the HKUST Business School in 1993, Professor Chan had spent nine years teaching at Ohio State University in the United States.

Professor Chan received his bachelor's degree in economics from Wesleyan University and his M.B.A. and Ph.D. in finance from the University of Chicago. He specialised in assets pricing, evaluation of trading strategies and market efficiency and has published numerous articles on these topics.

Before joining the Government, Professor Chan held a number of public service positions including Chairman of the Consumer Council, Director of the Hong Kong Futures Exchange, and Member of the Commission on Strategic Development, Commission on Poverty, the Exchange Fund Advisory Committee, the Hang Seng Index Advisory Committee, and the Hong Kong Council for Academic Accreditation. He was former President of the Asian Finance Association and President of Association of Asia Pacific Business Schools.
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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 Ronnie C. Chan
Chairman
Hang Lung Properties Limited
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Mr. Ronnie C. Chan is Chairman of Hang Lung Group Limited and its subsidiary Hang Lung Properties Limited. Both are publicly listed companies in Hong Kong, dealing in real estate development, investment and management. Founded in 1960, the Group has been expanding into mainland China since 1992. Following successes in Shanghai, since 2005 Hang Lung has been investing US$11 billion and building a number of world-class commercial complexes in major Chinese cities including Tianjin, Shenyang, Jinan, Wuxi, Dalian, Kunming and Wuhan. Mr. Chan also co-founded the privately held Morningside group which, in the past 30 years, has owned and managed businesses in manufacturing, public transport operations, outdoor advertising, media, healthcare, online game operators, high-tech and biotech investments, developmental capital investments and other venture capital investments around the world. In 1997, he helped found the Calgary, Canada based Morningside Music Bridge for young classical musicians. In addition, Mr. Chan is actively involved with many other non-profits, philanthropic endeavors, and educational organizations. He is Chairman of the Executive Committees of One Country Two Systems Research Institute and of Better Hong Kong Foundation. He founded and chairs China Heritage Fund, is a co-founding director of The Forbidden City Cultural Heritage Conservation Foundation, Beijing, and is an Advisor and former Vice President of China Development Research Foundation in Beijing. Internationally, Mr. Chan is Co-Chair of Asia Society and Chairman of its Hong Kong Center, a Director of the Board of Peter G. Peterson Institute for International Economics and a member of Council on Foreign Relations, National Committee on United States-China Relations, and Committee of 100. He is Founding Chairman Emeritus of Asia Business Council, a former Chairman of Hong Kong-United States Business Council, and a former member of the governing board of World Economic Forum. He serves or has served on the governing or advisory bodies of several think tanks and universities, including Tsinghua University, Fudan University, University of Southern California, East-West Center, Pacific Council on International Policy, Eisenhower Fellowships, and The Maureen and Mike Mansfield Foundation. Mr. Chan is a frequent speaker at international conferences and has published numerous articles in International Herald Tribune, Financial Times, Newsweek, Fortune, Asian Wall Street Journal, Far Eastern Economic Review and Japan Times.
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Mr James Chang
China Financial Services Consulting Leader
PwC
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James Chang is the Managing Partner of PricewaterhouseCoopers’(PwC) China Financial Services Consulting Practice, leading teams to provide a variety of professional solutions – ranging from strategy, risk, finance, operations, IT to people and organisations - for leading clients in China’s banking, securities, insurance and investment management industry. Before returning to China in 2009, James was a partner based in PwC New York office. Prior to PwC, he worked with several Wall Street investment houses such as J.P.Morgan and SLK (now part of Goldman Sachs). James graduated from the Stern School of Business, New York University with an MBA degree. He is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) and a Certified Public Account (CPA) of New York State. James also completed the LPSF (Leading Professional Service Firms) Executive Training Program from the Harvard Business School.

James is a frequent speaker at various financial conferences, seminars and symposiums, delivering speeches on topics such as financial transformation, internet finance and financial technology (FinTech), green finance, financial inclusions as well as global financial regulatory reforms. In 2016, James represented PwC as the Knowledge Partner for the B20 Financing Growth Taskforce to produce policy recommendation report for the 2016 G20 Summit, a majority of these policy
recommendations are reflected in the official 2016 G20 Hangzhou Summit Communiqué.
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Mr Raymund Chao
Greater China Chairman
PwC
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Raymund took office as Chairman of PwC China (including Greater China) on July 1st, 2015. He is also one of the five senior partners on PwC’s global Network Leadership Team that sets the overall strategy for the PwC Network and the standards to which PwC firms agree to adhere.

Raymund was born and raised in Hong Kong, but began his professional career in Toronto in 1984. He then returned to Hong Kong where he was admitted to the Partnership in 1995. He was appointed to the Management Board of China and Hong Kong in 2002 and in 2003 he relocated to Beijing and was named the Energy, Utilities and Mining Industry Leader. He became PwC’s China Assurance Leader in 2005, and since 2011 has served as PwC’s Assurance Leader for the region.

During his 30 years of professional experience, Raymund has provided audit and business advisory services to both private and public enterprises in Hong Kong as well as state-owned and private enterprises in China. He has been involved in a number of onshore and offshore initial public offerings, debt financing, corporate restructuring, and mergers and acquisition transactions covering the finance, manufacturing, retailing, media and entertainment, technology and energy sectors.

Raymund has previously served as an Expert Adviser to the relevant authority responsible for the Power Industry reform in China. He has also served as an SEC Expert Witness on China cross border regulatory inspection issues in Washington recently. Raymund stays actively engaged with China regulators contributing to the ongoing thinking and development of the profession in China, and he is an advocate of both corporate governance and the importance of internal controls with both regulatory bodies as well as clients.

Raymund is a firm believer in actively working to make a positive impact on society. This includes PwC’s leadership in corporate responsibility, as well as the contribution of technical support, management advice and assurance services to organisations in the non-profit sector. Raymund is a co-founder and sponsor of the Quan Yuan Orphanage for disabled children.

Raymund is a Chartered Professional Accountant in Canada and a Certified Public Accountant (Practising) in Hong Kong.
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Mr Raymond L. Conner
Vice Chairman
The Boeing Company
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Ray Conner is vice chairman of The Boeing Company and a member of the Boeing Executive Council.

In addition to his role as vice chairman, Conner had served as president and chief executive officer of Boeing Commercial Airplanes (BCA) until November 2016 when he announced his intention to retire at the end of 2017. He is working to ensure a smooth leadership transition of customer, supplier, community and government relationships, and continuity of operations and customer support. Conner also will provide strategic oversight and guidance for the company’s transition to a new, single integrated services business and remain involved in ongoing product development strategy at Commercial Airplanes.

As BCA president and CEO, he was responsible for delivering on a record backlog and overseeing the growth of its airplane programs and services. Boeing Commercial Airplanes accounts for more than 60 percent of Boeing’s total revenues and has nearly 12,000 commercial jetliners in service worldwide, which is roughly 75 percent of the world fleet.

Prior to that assignment, Conner had responsibility for leading Sales, Marketing and Commercial Aviation Services for Boeing Commercial Airplanes, having been appointed to the position in August 2011.

Prior to that, Conner was vice president and general manager of Supply Chain Management and Operations for Boeing Commercial Airplanes. Appointed to the position in December 2008, he was responsible for overall leadership of Commercial Airplanes Supplier Management, Fabrication and Propulsion Systems and the Manufacturing and Quality functional organization.

For the year before that assignment, Conner was vice president of Sales for Commercial Airplanes, with responsibility for the sale of commercial airplanes and related services to airlines and leasing customers around the world.

Between February 2003 and December 2007, Conner was vice president of Sales for the Americas. As such, he was responsible for the Boeing business relationships with airline customers in North America and Latin America and for the sale of commercial airplanes to customers in those regions.

Before that assignment, Conner was vice president and general manager of the 777 program, beginning in June 2001.

Before leading the 777 Program, Conner was vice president of Asia/Pacific Sales for Commercial Airplanes. In that role, Conner led the Asia/Pacific sales team and was responsible for maintaining Boeing's business relationships with Asia/Pacific airlines and Asian aerospace industries. He also was responsible for the operation of Boeing offices in China, Japan and Korea.

In addition, Conner served as vice president and general manager of the 747 program, overseeing a team that managed the design, development certification and production of the 747 airplane.

Before that assignment, Conner was vice president of the Propulsion Systems Division, where he led the development of propulsion systems and auxiliary power units for the entire Boeing family of commercial airplanes.

Before leading Propulsion Systems, Conner was director of Finance and Information Systems for the Materiel Division of Boeing Commercial Airplanes. There, he was responsible for developing and implementing strategies to lower costs and achieve higher productivity in the procurement of contracts from suppliers around the world. Conner also oversaw information systems support for remote site networking, electronic commerce and workstation upgrades.

Previously, Conner held various other management positions in the company, including deputy director of Major Outside Production and Program Participants, and of International Business Operations, both in the Materiel Division.

As the Boeing Commercial Airplanes sales director for Thailand, Conner led a group working with the U.S. Government on political issues affecting the company.

Conner joined the company in 1977 as a mechanic on the 727 program. He earned a bachelor’s degree from Central Washington University and a master’s of business administration from the University of Puget Sound.

Conner is a member of the board of directors for Johnson Controls, Inc.
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Mr Thomas Deng
Managing Director, Regional CIO Greater China & Chief China Strategist
UBS CIO Wealth Management
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Education
Thomas holds a M.S. in Economics and a M.S. in Statistics from the University of Utah, and received a B.A. in International Finance from Wuhan University. He also completed Harvard Business School's Advanced Management Program.

Professional History
Thomas Deng joins UBS as Regional CIO Greater China & Chief China Strategist. He is based in Hong Kong, and serves as a member of the CIO Asia Investment Committee as well as the CIO Emerging Markets Investment Committee.

Thomas has over twenty years of investment, research and investment banking experience with a focus on China and the Asia Pacific region. Prior to joining UBS, Thomas was CEO and Senior Strategist at a boutique China asset management firm. He was also Deputy CEO and Head of Investments at Invesco Great Wall Fund Management Company, with assets under management over USD10bn.

Before embarking on asset management, Thomas was a Managing Director and Chief China Strategist at the Global Investment Research division at Goldman Sachs during 2004-2010, where he was recognized as a leader in China equity research by both Asiamoney and Institutional Investor for many years. Thomas also served as Managing Director and Head of China Equity Markets at Goldman Sachs during 2010-2011, during which he managed several landmark transactions.

Prior to Goldman Sachs, Thomas covered PRC-related financials, conglomerates, and technology as a sector analyst at Credit Suisse and BNP Paribas. Thomas started his career as a FX dealer at CA Indosuez.

Thomas became a CFA charterholder in 2000, and currently serves as a member of the Board of Directors at the Harvard Business School Association of Hong Kong.

Languages
English, Mandarin

Hobbies and Sports
Squash, Philanthropy
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Mr Ding Xuedong
Chairman & CEO
China Investment Corporation
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Mr. Ding Xuedong is Chairman & CEO of CIC. He is also the Chairman of China International Capital Corporation Limited.

Prior to this, Mr. Ding served as Deputy Secretary General of the State Council. He held several positions in the Ministry of Finance, including Vice Minister, Assistant Minister, Director General of the Department of Education, Science and Culture, Director General of the Department of Agriculture and Director General of the Department of State-owned Capital Administration. In his earlier career, Mr. Ding served as Director General of the Department of Property Rights and Director General of the Department of Human Resources & Head of the General Office, State-owned Asset Administration Bureau.

Mr. Ding was born in 1960 and holds a Ph.D. in economics from the Research Institute for Fiscal Science, Ministry of Finance.
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Mr Saeb Eigner
Chairman
Dubai Financial Services Authority
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Saeb Eigner was appointed DFSA Chairman in August, 2011. He has been a member of the Board since October 2004 and served as Deputy Chairman since 2007.

Formerly a Senior Manager at ANZ Grindlays Bank PLC, in London, Mr Eigner headed the Middle East and Indian Subcontinent Division of the private bank, which he left to found Lonworld, a private investment group in the early 1990’s.

Mr Eigner holds a Master’s Degree in Management from London Business School. He is a former Governor of London Business School and currently a member of its Estate Committee.

He is the co-author of the management books Sand to Silicon (2003) and Sand to Silicon-Going Global (2009) and author of Art of the Middle East (2010 and 2015).

He holds and/or has held a number of Board appointments in Banking, Strategy, Education, Regulation and Investment.
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Mr Andrea Enria
Chairperson
European Banking Authority
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Mr Andrea Enria took office as the first Chairman of the European Banking Authority on 1 March 2011. Before that date he was the Head of the Regulation and Supervisory Policy Department at the Bank of Italy. He previously served as Secretary General of CEBS, dealing with technical aspects of EU banking legislation, supervisory convergence and cooperation within the EU. In the past, he also held the position of Head of Financial Supervision Division at the European Central Bank. Before joining the ECB he worked for several years in the Research Department and in the Supervisory Department of the Bank of Italy. Mr Enria has a BA in Economics from Bocconi University and a M. Phil. in Economics from Cambridge University.
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Mr David Eldon GBS, CBE, JP
Chairman
HSBC Bank Middle East Limited
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Commencing a career in banking with an Australian banking group in London in 1964, he joined HSBC Bank Middle East (formerly The British Bank of
the Middle East), a principal member of the HSBC Group, in 1968. In January that year he took up his first position in Dubai, remaining in the Middle East undertaking a variety of roles in different countries until 1979, when he was transferred to the Group’s operations in Hong Kong.

Subsequent roles took him to Saudi Arabia, back to Hong Kong and then Malaysia. In 1990 he was appointed a General Manager of the Group.

He returned to Hong Kong in April 1992 where, after a temporary assignment as General Manager Hong Kong and China, he took up the position of General Manager in The Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation's International department. Mr. Eldon was made an Executive Director of the Bank in January 1994, Chief Executive Officer in January 1996 and Chairman in January 1999. In June 1996 Mr. Eldon became Chairman of Hang Seng Bank, a member of the HSBC Group, and was appointed a director of HSBC Holdings plc on 1 January 1999. He retired from the Group in May 2005.

In 2005 he became Chairman of the Dubai International Financial Centre Authority until June 2011 and Senior Adviser, PricewaterhouseCoopers until June 2014.

He made a return to banking in 2011 to become non-executive Chairman of HSBC Bank Middle East Limited, and in 2013 took on an additional role as Chairman of HSBC Bank Oman, a 51% owned subsidiary of HSBC Bank Middle East. He is an Adviser to the CEO of HSBC’s Global Commercial Bank. He is Chairman of Octopus Holdings Limited and Octopus Cards Ltd in Hong Kong. He is Vice Chairman of Singapore listed Noble Group Limited, a Member of the Government of Dubai’s International Financial Centre Higher Board, a Member of the Advisory Boards of Hong Kong based New Lily International and the Global Institute for Tomorrow and an Adviser to Singapore-based Southern Capital Group. He holds a number of Government and community appointments in Hong Kong. He is Past Chairman of the Hong Kong General Chamber of Commerce, and was from 2005-2012 Adviser to the Office of the President, South Korea. He is a Founding Member and past Chairman of the Seoul International Business Advisory Council.

Mr. Eldon is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Bankers (FCIB). He was conferred Honorary Doctor of Business Administration by the City University of Hong Kong in November 2003. He was named the DHL/SCMP Hong Kong Business Person of the Year for 2003 and in 2004 was awarded the Gold Bauhinia Star (GBS) by the Government of the Hong Kong SAR. In 2005 he was made a Commander of the British Empire (CBE) for his contribution to banking, and awarded Honorary Citizenship of Seoul in recognition of his work for the city. He was awarded the Asian Banker Lifetime Achievement Award for 2005. In 2011
Mr. Eldon was conferred Honorary Doctor of the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts. Mr. Eldon is a Justice of the Peace (JP).
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Dr Mohamed A. El-Erian
Chief Economic Advisor
Allianz
Chair
The President Obama’s Global Development Council
Former CEO and Co-CIO
PIMCO
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Mohamed A. El-Erian is Chief Economic Advisor at Allianz, the corporate parent of PIMCO where he formerly served as chief executive and co-chief investment officer. He chairs President Obama’s Global Development Council, is a columnist for Bloomberg View and a contributing editor at the Financial Times.

Dr. El-Erian first joined PIMCO in 1999 and was a senior member of PIMCO's portfolio management and investment strategy group. He rejoined the company at the end of 2007 after serving for two years as president and CEO of Harvard Management Company, the entity that manages Harvard’s endowment and related accounts. Before coming to PIMCO, Dr. El-Erian was a managing director at Salomon Smith Barney/Citigroup in London and before that, he spent 15 years at the International Monetary Fund in Washington, D.C.

Dr. El-Erian has published widely on international economic and finance topics. His 2008 book, When Markets Collide, was a New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestseller, won the Financial Times/Goldman Sachs Business Book of the Year and was named a book of the year by The Economist and one of the best business books of all time by the Independent (UK). He was named to Foreign Policy’s list of “Top 100 Global Thinkers” for four years in a row. He served on the 2014 and the 2015 juries for the Financial Times/McKenzie Book of the Year award. His new book The Only Game in Town: Central Banks, Instability and Avoiding the Next Collapse was published Jan. 26 2016.

Dr. El-Erian has served on several boards and committees, including the U.S. Treasury Borrowing Advisory Committee, the International Center for Research on Women, the Peterson Institute for International Economics, the IMF's Committee of Eminent Persons and the New York Fed’ Investor Advisory Committee on Financial Markets. He is currently a board member of the NBER, the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, New America, and Cambridge in America. Since 2007, he has been chair of Microsoft’s Investment Advisory Board. He holds a master's degree and doctorate in economics from Oxford University and received his undergraduate degree from Cambridge University. He is an Honorary Fellow of Queens’ College, Cambridge University.
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Mr Sung-Soo Eun
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
Korea Investment Corporation
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Mr. Sung-Soo Eun has been the Chief Executive Officer of the Korea Investment Corporation (KIC) since January of 2016. He is also Chairman of the Board.

Prior to joining KIC, Mr. Eun served as Executive Director of The World Bank, representing 14 countries in the Asia-Pacific region. He underscored the importance of supporting the financial sectors of developing countries to maximize limited resources, including private capital, and bolster private sector development.

Mr. Eun boasts an illustrious career with the Korean government that started in 1984. As Deputy Minister for International Affairs, he led the formation of effective policies designed to weather global financial headwinds. Mr. Eun also played pivotal roles furthering international and regional cooperation as a G20 Finance Deputy Minister and ASEAN+3 Finance Deputy Minister. As Director General of the International Finance Bureau, Mr. Eun advanced Korea’s macro-prudential measures, strengthening regional cooperation via CMIM. Under his leadership, Korea’s credit rating reached its then-highest grade ever. He has also served as Assistant Secretary to the President for Economic Policy in the Office of the President.

Mr. Eun holds a B.A. in Economics from Seoul National University and a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Hawaii.
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Ms Margaret Fong
Executive Director
Hong Kong Trade Development Council
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Ms Margaret Fong is the Executive Director of the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC) since 1 October 2014. With a global network of over 40 offices, Ms Fong heads this international team whose mission is to create and facilitate opportunities in global trade for Hong Kong-based companies. She joined the HKTDC in 2010 as Deputy Executive Director, responsible for the international promotion of Hong Kong’s product and service industries and the Council’s office network worldwide.

Ms Fong has worked in a variety of public service posts, beginning her career as an Administrative Officer with the Hong Kong Government. From 1997 to 1999, she served as Deputy Director-General in the Washington Economic and Trade Office of the Hong Kong SAR Government.

She was Deputy Secretary for Transport from 1999 to 2004, Director-General of the Washington Economic and Trade Office from 2004 to 2006, and Commissioner for Economic and Trade Affairs, USA, from 2006 to 2008, representing the Hong Kong SAR Government in the United States. Before joining the HKTDC, Ms Fong was the Commissioner for Tourism from November 2008 to the end of 2009. She is a graduate of the University of Hong Kong.

Ms Fong is a member of the Working Group on Convention and Exhibition Industries and Tourism under the Economic Development Commission, the Aviation Development and Three-runway System Advisory Committee, the Hong Kong Maritime Industry Council, the Hong Kong Maritime and Port Board, the Hong Kong Logistics Development Council, the Hong Kong Tourism Board, and the Financial Services Development Council.
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Mr Jixun Foo
Managing Partner
GGV Capital
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Jixun is a Managing Partner at GGV Capital, having joined the firm in 2006. He has more than 15 years experience in venture capital investing and have worked with many successful entrepreneurs. Jixun focuses on the online travel, mobile transportation, and on-demand service sectors. Jixun has led GGV’s investments in Qunar (NASDAQ:QUNR), Youku-Tudou (NYSE:YOKU), UCWeb, Didi Chuxing, Mogujie-Meilishuo, MediaV, and currently serves on the boards of Aiwujiwu, GrabTaxi, Tujia, Douguo and Diandian Yangche. Jixun played a critical role in many key strategic mergers and acquisitions, such as those of Youku-Tudou (first ever multi-billion dollar tech merger in China), Baidu/Qunar, Ctrip/Qunar, and Mogujie/Meilishuo.

Prior to joining GGV Capital, Jixun was a Director at Draper Fisher Jurvetson ePlanet Ventures, where he led investment efforts in Asian companies such as Baidu (NASDAQ:BIDU). Prior to DFJ ePlanet, Jixun headed up the Investment Group under the Finance & Investment Division of the National Science & Technology Board of Singapore (NSTB), and was previously a R&D project group leader at Hewlett Packard. Jixun graduated from the National University of Singapore with a First-Class Honors degree in Engineering, and received a M.Sc. in Management of Technology from the university's Graduate School of Business.

Jixun ranked 35th on The Forbes Midas List in 2015, and has been recognized by Forbes China as one of the “Best Venture Capitalists” every year since 2006. Jixun was recognized as one of the Top 10 Venture Capitalists by Zero2IPO, and was named "VC Professional of the Year" by the Asia Venture Capital Journal.
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Mr Gordon French
Group General Manager and Head of Global Banking & Markets, Asia-Pacific
The Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation Limited
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Gordon French is the Head of Global Banking and Markets for Asia-Pacific, at HSBC, based in Hong Kong. He was appointed to this position in August 2013, having previously been Head of Global Markets for Asia-Pacific since 2010.

Mr. French is responsible for all Global Banking and Markets’ businesses in Asia-Pacific: Global Banking, Global Markets, Securities Services, Balance Sheet Management and Global Liquidity and Cash Management for HSBC’s Global Banking and Markets clients.

In his previous position as Head of Global Markets for Asia-Pacific, Mr. French was responsible for HSBC’s Credit, Debt Capital Markets, Rates, Foreign Exchange, Equities, Global Research, Balance Sheet Management and Securities Services businesses across 20 markets in the region. He was instrumental in strengthening collaboration between Global Markets and the Bank’s customer-facing groups in Global Banking, Commercial Banking and Retail Banking and Wealth Management.

Mr. French joined HSBC in 1988 with Wardley Australia in its Futures division. He subsequently worked for the Group in senior Markets positions in Singapore and London before moving to Hong Kong as Head of Sales and Regional Treasury Management, Global Markets, Asia-Pacific, in 2005.

He joined the Global Markets Management Committee in July 2006 and has represented HSBC on various exchange and regulatory bodies.

Mr. French holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from The University of Melbourne.
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Mr David L. Fried
Chief Executive Officer, Emerging Markets
QBE Insurance Group
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David Fried joined the QBE Group in April 2013 as Chief Executive Officer, Asia Pacific. He was appointed as Chief Executive Officer, Emerging Markets in August 2014, responsible for the strategy and business of the QBE Group in Latin America in addition to Asia Pacific. He is also a member of the QBE Group Executive Committee.

Mr. Fried has more than 30 years of experience in insurance management. He has an outstanding record of achievement and intimate understanding of the insurance sector in both emerging and developed markets. He also has extensive experience in a number of globally focused strategic roles.

Prior to joining the QBE Group, Mr. Fried was the Regional Chief Executive Officer of Allianz Asia Pacific, where he managed life and non-life businesses across 14 countries.

Mr. Fried also spent 27 years with HSBC where he served in various managerial capacities across the Americas, Asia and the United Kingdom in areas including life and non-life insurance and reinsurance, agency, broking and captive management. He was Group General Manager and Group Head of Insurance overseeing the company’s insurance operations in 54 countries with profits in excess of US$3 billion.
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Mr Tim Freshwater
Chairman
Goldman Sachs Asia Bank Limited
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Tim was chairman of Investment Banking in Asia for Goldman Sachs from 2001 to 2004 and vice-chairman of Goldman Sachs Asia from 2005 to 2011. He is now Chairman of Goldman Sachs Asia Bank Limited. Before joining the firm in 2001, he was chairman of Jardine Fleming, then a leading Asian investment bank.

Tim is a solicitor in the United Kingdom and Hong Kong. After graduating from Cambridge University, he joined Slaughter and May, the international law firm, in 1967 and remained with them in London and Hong Kong for 29 years, becoming global head of their Corporate Practice.

Tim has been involved in Asian markets for over 40 years. He was President of the Hong Kong Law Society at the time of the Joint Declaration on the future of Hong Kong in 1984. His clients in the region have included many of the region’s leading corporates, government entities and banking and securities houses.

Tim is a director of a number of companies, including Hongkong Exchanges and Clearing, Swire Pacific and Savills. He is a member of the Financial Services Development Council appointed by the Hong Kong Government, a former member of the Hong Kong Trade Development Council and a former director of the Community Chest of Hong Kong.
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Dr the Hon Victor K. Fung, GBM, GBS
Group Chairman
Fung Group
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Dr Victor K Fung is Group Chairman of the Fung Group, a Hong Kong-based multinational with major subsidiaries in trading, logistics, distribution and retailing. They include publicly-listed Li & Fung Limited, Global Brands Group Holding Limited, Convenience Retail Asia Limited and Trinity Limited.

He is Chairman of the Advisory Board of the Asia Global Institute at the University of Hong Kong, a new multi-disciplinary think-tank co-established with the Fung Global Institute to assume and carry forward the Fung Global Institute’s mission to generate and disseminate research and ideas on global issues from Asian perspectives.

In Hong Kong, Dr Fung is also a member of the Government’s Economic Development Commission and Chairman of the Government’s Steering Committee on the Hong Kong Scholarship for Excellence Scheme. He was Chairman of the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (1991-2000); a Hong Kong representative on the APEC Business Advisory Council (1996-2003); Chairman of the Airport Authority Hong Kong (1999-2008), Chairman of the Council of The University of Hong Kong (2001-2009); and Chairman of the Greater Pearl River Delta Business Council (2004-2013).

On the Chinese Mainland, Dr Fung is a member of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference. Internationally, Dr Fung was Chairman of the Paris-based International Chamber of Commerce from 2008 to 2010.

Born and raised in Hong Kong, Dr Fung holds Bachelor and Master Degrees in Electrical Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and a Doctorate in Business Economics from Harvard University.
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Mr Ashwani Goel
Head and General Manager
TATA South-East Asia
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Ashwani Goel is Head and General Manager of TATA South-East Asia Limited (Hong Kong), a 100% subsidiary of TATA International, part of the US$100 billion TATA Group. He has worked for the TATA Group in various posts in India and Hong Kong since 1993. Mr Goel’s achievements include: helping TATA’s entry into China; representing the group as industry representative in the free trade negotiation between India and South Korea in 2000; being part of the President of India’s delegation during a visit to China in 2010 to strengthen India-China trade and business; being Vice Chairman of the Asia committee of the Hong Kong General Chamber of Commerce promoting trade and business with Asia and Africa; and being a member of HKTDC advisory committee. He is also a member of the India Chamber of Commerce China committee promoting India-China trade. Mr Goel has a Bachelor in Mechanical Engineering with Hons from Malaviya Regional Engineering College, India, and a post graduate degree in International Business from the India Institute of Foreign Trade-India. In 2003 he completed the Accelerated Development Programme at the London Business School and the Business Leadership – Advanced Management Programme at the Judge Institute of Management Studies, University of Cambridge. In the same year, Mr Goel’s achievements were recognized when he received a Business Leadership award from the UK government. In 2008, he was awarded the Pravasi Bhartiya Shiromani Puraskar (Excellent Contribution to India International Business) award by the Institution of Economies Studies, New Delhi.
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Mr Stephen P. Groff
Vice-President for East Asia, Southeast Asia and the Pacific
Asian Development Bank
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Stephen P. Groff is Vice-President (Operations 2) of the Asian Development Bank. He assumed office in October 2011.

Mr. Groff is responsible for the full range of ADB's operations in East Asia, Southeast Asia, and the Pacific. His mandate includes establishing strategic and operational priorities in his areas of responsibility, producing investment and technical assistance operations amounting to approximately $5 billion annually, managing an existing portfolio of about $31 billion, and leading about 650 staff.

Prior to joining ADB, Mr. Groff was Deputy Director for Development Cooperation at the Paris-based Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD). Prior to this he was the Deputy Vice-President for Operations at the Washington-based Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC). Prior to MCC, Mr. Groff held several staff positions at the ADB.

Mr. Groff holds a Master's degree in Public Administration from Harvard University and a Bachelor of Science degree in Environmental Biology from Yale University.
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Dr Paul Gruenwald
Managing Director and Chief Economist, Asia Pacific
S & P Global Ratings
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Paul Gruenwald is the Chief Asia-Pacific Economist at S&P Global Ratings. Based in Singapore, he leads the economic research agenda and serves as the primary spokesperson on macro-economic matters across the region.

Before joining S&P Global Ratings, Paul spent almost five years at Australia and New Zealand Banking Group (ANZ) as the Asia-Pacific Chief Economist, where he was responsible for helping set and direct ANZ’s Asian and global economic research agenda, as well as building the bank’s economic research efforts and profile in the region. Previously, Paul worked at the International Monetary Fund (IMF) for nearly 16 years, where he led the team producing the IMF’s Asian regional outlook reports. He was also the IMF Resident Representative to Hong Kong and Korea, the Deputy Chief of the China Division, and the country desk officer for Australia.

Paul has a Ph.D. in Economics from Columbia University and a bachelor’s degree in Economics/Mathematics from the University of Texas.
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Ms Melissa Guzy
Co-Founder and Managing Partner
Arbor Ventures
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Melissa Guzy is the Co-Founder and Managing Partner of Arbor Ventures and has more than 25 years of experience as an entrepreneur and a venture investor. Arbor Ventures invests in innovative FinTech start-ups across Asia. With offices in Hong Kong, Shanghai and Tokyo, Arbor’s notable investments include Lu.com, the largest marketplace for alternative assets, 2C2P, a leader in payment solution across SE Asia, Stockpile, the first-digital stock savings and gifting company, DemystData, the global leader in alternative credit scoring and Paidy, the first virtual credit card in Japan. Travelersbox and Forter are the latest additions to the portfolio.

Melissa attended Wellesley College and received a Master’s degree in Finance from the University of Florida. She is the author of the paper “Venture Capital Returns and Public Market Performance.” She has been a panelist on the Financial Times Top 50 Women in Asia in 2012 and a guest lecturer on the Venture Capital Industry at the University of Florida, Hong Kong University, Chinese University of Hong Kong and the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology. Melissa is on the Board of HKVCA and Co-Chair of HKVCA Venture Committee, a Hopkins Fellow and participated in the Women’s Leadership Program at Harvard University.
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Ms Hang Yu
Senior Correspondent, International Department
Yicai Media Group
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Hang Yu is the Senior Correspondent for Yicai in Hong Kong. She has covered a lot of important economic and political events such as Shenzhen-Hong Kong stock connect, The Belt and Road Initiative, and The Xi-Ma meeting. She now anchors the program “Da Hang Qi Dao” that interviews CEOs and other influential members of the business community in Hong Kong.

Hang Yu was formerly an editor and correspondent for Phoenix Television. She was responsible for financial news reporting and was the editor of program “Stock Market Express”. Hang Yu graduated from The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology.
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Mr Daniel Hui
Managing Director
China-ASEAN Investment Cooperation Fund
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Mr. Hui has over 20 years of private equity and investment experiences in Asia. Prior to joining China‐ASEAN Fund’s advisory company as Managing Director, he had served as Managing Director of AIFCapital Limited.

Mr. Hui is experienced in deal sourcing, execution and monitoring investments across Asia in theinfrastructure, telecommunications, manufacturing, media, healthcare, pharmaceutical, transportation,education, logistics, retail and consumer products sectors. His experience also covers management ofcomplex commercial, legal, and accountingdue diligence processes.

Mr. Hui is a CFA Charterholder, he holds a B.Sc. degree in Computer Science and an M.B.A. from theChinese University of Hong Kong.
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Mr Benjamin Hung Pi Cheng, BBS, JP
Regional Chief Executive Officer, Greater China & North Asia
Standard Chartered Bank (Hong Kong) Limited
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Mr Hung joined Standard Chartered in 1992 and has held a number of senior management positions spanning corporate, commercial and retail banking. Outside of Hong Kong, Mr Hung has international banking experience in the United Kingdom and in Canada.

During 2008-2014, he was the Chief Executive Officer of Standard Chartered in Hong Kong. His role then expanded to cover the Greater China region, fostering synergy between Hong Kong, China and Taiwan. In October 2015, Mr Hung took up the role of Chief Executive Officer for Greater China and North Asia, further covering Japan and Korea.

Mr Hung is a member of the Financial Services Development Council. He sits on the Exchange Fund Advisory Committee and is a member of the General Committee of the Hong Kong General Chamber of Commerce. He is also a member of the Board of Directors of the Community Chest.

He holds a Masters degree in Business Administration and is married with two children.
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Mr Abbas Husain
Managing Director and Head of Project & Export Finance, Middle East, North Africa & Pakistan
Standard Chartered Bank
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Abbas is the Managing Director and Head of Standard Chartered Bank's Regional Project & Export Finance team n Dubai. His responsibilities include originating and executing project finance transactions located in the Middle East, North Africa and Pakistan.

Abbas has worked in finance for twenty years and has extensive experience in credit analysis, structuring and documentation. Before joining SCB, he worked for Citibank, managing a Portfolio of MNCs and local corporate. Prior to that, Abbas worked at Bank of America managing a diversified portfolio and was responsible for leading nine of the largest funded /non-funded syndications for Pakistan's Water and Power Development Authority.and the debt arrangement for Kot Addu Power Company, Pakistan.

Abbas has worked on several deals in the Power, Oil and Gas sectors in the region and was the deal team leader on Tihama Power Generation, Sohar Refinery Company, Egyptian LNG, Dolphin Energy, Qatargas II, Qatargas Ill, Qatargas IV, Qalhat LNG, Q-Power, Shuaibah IWPP, Qatophin, Q-Chem II, Ras Gas, Qatar Steel, Fatima Fertilisers, Taweelah A-1, Fujairah IWPP, Shuqaiq IWPP, Port Said IPP and Suez Gulf IPP.

Abbas has worked extensively in pre-bid financial structuring I advisories and was the deal team leader I senior supervisor for Solar Power Company, Hidd Power Company; Marafiq IWPP, Barka IIIWPP I Rusail Power Company, Fujairah IIIWPP, Salalah IWPP, AI Our IWPP, Shuweihat II IWPP, Sohar Power re-financing, Rabigh IPP, PP11 IP, Sohar 2/Barka 3 IPP, Qurayyah IPP, Az Zour North IWPP, Krikkale, Rabigh II IPP, Qurayyat IWP, Sohar 3 I lbri and Hassyan IPP. Abbas has also worked on arranging debt in the United States, including that for Duke Energy and Mlrant Corporation.

Abbas holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Northwestern University and an MBA from Cornell University.
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Mr Gordon Ip
Head of Fixed Income
Value Partners Limited
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Mr. Gordon IP is an Investment Director of Value Partners, where he oversees the firm’s credit and fixed income investments
and portfolio management. He has over 20 years of experience in the fixed income industry. In 2016, he was named “Fund Manager of the Year – Long Only Fixed Income” by The Asset. He was also crowned one of the top 10 Astute Investors in Asian G3 bonds in Hong Kong by The Asset Benchmark Research for three consecutive years (2014 to 2016). He came in 4th in the 2016 ranking.

Mr. IP joined Value Partners in August 2009 as a Fund Manager and was promoted to the roles of Senior Fund Manager and Investment Director in 2015 and September 2016, respectively. Prior to joining the firm, he was a Director at HSBC Private Bank in Hong Kong, overseeing its fixed income advisory business.

Before relocating to Hong Kong in 2008, Mr. IP served at Prudential Fixed Income Management in the United States for four years, specializing in relative value and credit analysis of securitized products. Besides performing security selection, he was also involved in the day-to-day management and performance attribution of fixed income portfolios.

Prior to Prudential, he was a Vice President in Fixed Income Research at Salomon Smith Barney in New York, contributing to the analysis and structuring of active as well as passive fixed income portfolios for many Fortune 500 companies, sovereign wealth funds and Asian government agencies. Mr. IP started his career as an analyst at Goldman Sachs’ fixed income, currency and commodity division in Hong Kong in 1995.

Mr. IP holds a Master’s degree in Financial Mathematics from the University of Chicago and a Master’s degree in Engineering from Cornell University in the United States. He is a CFA charterholder.
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Dr Eun-bo Jeong
Vice Chairman
Financial Services Commission, Korea
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Education
- Ph.D in Economics, Ohio State University (Dec.1996)
- M.A in Business Administration, Seoul National University (Aug.1986)
- B.A. in Business Administration, Seoul National University (Feb.1983)
Professional Experience
- Vice Chairman, Financial Services Commission (Jan.2016 – Present)
- Chairman, Securities & Futures Commission (Jan.2016 – Present)
- Deputy Minister, Ministry of Strategy & Finance (Apr.2013 – Jan.2016)
- Secretary General, Financial Services Commission (Jul.2012 - Apr.2013)
- Senior Adviser, Saenuri Party (Feb.2012 - Jun.2012)
- Director General, Financial Policy Bureau, Financial Services Commission (May.2010 - Feb.2012)
- Director General, International Policy Bureau, Ministry of Finance & Strategy (Mar.2008 - Feb.2010)
- Head of FTA Policy, FTA Promotion & Policy Adjustment Authority (Jun.2007 - Feb.2008)
- Director, Financial Policy Division, Ministry of Finance & Economy (Aug.2006 - Apr.2007)
- Director, Division of Insurance Regulations, Ministry of Finance & Economy (Feb.2005 - Aug.2006)
- Director, Economic Analysis Division, Ministry of Finance (Feb.2004 - Feb.2005)
- Director, Human Resource Development Division, Economic Policy Bureau (May.2003 - Feb.2004)
- Director, Local Economy Division, Economic Policy Bureau (Aug.2001 - Mar.2003)
- Contract Professor, Economics Department, Sung Kyun Kwan University (Jun.2000 - Aug.2001)
- Deputy Director, Ministry of Finance & Economy and Ministry of Finance (Mar.1985 - May.2000)
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Dr Kairat Kelimbetov
Governor
Astana International Financial Centre, Kazakhstan
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Mr. Kelimbetov is a graduate of Moscow State University (1993). He also attended Market Institute of the Kazakh State Academy of Management and National School of Public Administration of Kazakhstan.

In 1999, he completed the Pew Economic Freedom Fellows Program at Georgetown University.

Mr. Kelimbetov was awarded an honorary doctorate, Doctor of International Relations, by Geneva School of Diplomacy in 2009.

He is an author of a number of scientific publications. In addition to Kazakh and Russian, he is fluent in English and French.

Kairat Kelimbetov has been the Governor of the AIFC since December 2015. Prior to that, he was the Governor of the National (Central) Bank of Kazakhstan from 2013 until 2015, during which time he played a leading role in implementation of a new monetary policy based on inflation targeting regime and in developing Islamic finance industry in Kazakhstan.

In 2012, he served as the Deputy Prime Minister of Kazakhstan, where he also chaired the Council of Eurasian Economic Commission. Mr. Kelimbetov’s previous cabinet positions include Minister of Economic Development and Trade of Kazakhstan in 2011, Head of Administration of the President of Kazakhstan in 2008 as well as Minister of Economy and Budget Planning of Kazakhstan for four years prior. In addition, he was Chief Executive Officer of the Sovereign Wealth Fund Samruk-Kazyna between 2008 and 2011 and headed the Kazyna Sustainable Development Fund in 2006. Previous government positions include membership of the Supreme Economic Council of Kazakhstan under the President of Kazakhstan, as well as the head of the Agency for Strategic Planning of Kazakhstan.
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Dr Mohammad Khazaee
Vice Minister
Economic Affairs and Finance of Iran
President
Organisation for Investment, Economic and Technical Assistance of Iran (OIETAI)
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Dr Mohammad Khazaee is the Vice Minister of Economic Affairs and Finance of Iran and President of the Organization for Investment, Economic and Technical Assistance of Iran (OIETAI).

Dr Khazaee holds a master degree in international transactions from George Mason University in the United States. From 1981 to 1988, Dr Khazaee was a Member of Parliament, where he served as Speaker of Economic Committee of Parliament from 1982 to 1988. From 1988 to 2002, he was the Iran Representative for the World Bank.

Dr Khazaee held several prominent positions in international development financing between 2002 and 2007, he was the Vice Minister for International Affairs, Ministry of Economic Affairs and Finance and President of the Organization for Economic and Technical Assistance in Iran’s Ministry of Economic Affairs(OIETAI). He also served as Governor of the OPEC Fund, Vice-Chairman of Investment Committee in OPEC fund, Alternate Governor for the Word Bank and Alternate Governor for the Islamic Development Bank.

Dr Khazaee was the Ambassador and Permanent Representative of Iran to the United Nations from 2007 to 2015. He was the Vice President of the General Assembly of the United Nations (2011-2012) and Member of the Board and Vice President of UNICEF at the UN (2012-2013).
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Mr Simon Kirby MP
Economic Secretary
Treasury (City Minister), UK
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Simon Kirby was appointed as Economic Secretary to the Treasury (City Minister) on 16 July 2016, with responsibility for financial services policy and overall strategic relationship with UK financial services.

He was elected as the MP for Brighton Kemptown in May 2010.

Education
Simon has a degree in Mathematical Modelling from the Open University and studied Operational Research at the London School of Economics.

Career before politics
Prior to his career in politics, Simon started, and jointly owned, a local leisure business called C-Side which appeared in the Sunday Times Fast Track 100 List, as well as a local radio station, which today is Juice FM. He was also involved in campaigning for City status for Brighton & Hove.

Politics
Simon was first elected to represent the people of Kemptown in 1992 as a Councillor on East Sussex County Council. Following this, he served on both Brighton Borough and Brighton and Hove City Councils. He stood down as a Cabinet member on East Sussex County Council in 2009 to concentrate on winning back the marginal parliamentary seat in Brighton Kemptown and was successfully elected as the Member of Parliament for Brighton Kemptown in 2010.

He has served on the BIS select committee and was appointed Parliamentary Private Secretary in the Department for Culture, Media and Sport, the Foreign Office and the Department of Health. He also played a part in the Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Bill and was Vice Chair of the HIV/AIDS APPG. Simon held the Brighton Kemptown seat in 2015 and was promoted to the Government Whips office.
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Ms Suyi Kim
Managing Director, Head of Asia Pacific
Canada Pension Plan Investment Board
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Suyi is responsible for leading our investment activities in Asia Pacific and overseeing CPPIB’s portfolio of Asia Pacific investments. She is based out of our Hong Kong office.

Suyi joined CPPIB nine years ago, establishing CPPIB’s first international office in Hong Kong and has overseen the private equity business in Asia as Head of Private Equity Asia until early 2016. Suyi’s private equity investment experience also includes her career at Teacher’s Private Capital, the private equity group at Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan and The Carlyle Group’s Asia Buyout. She also worked at McKinsey & Co. and PricewaterhouseCoopers.

She received her MBA from Stanford Business School and a BA in International Economics from Seoul National University. She is also a Certified Public Accountant. Suyi currently serves on the board of Home Plus, one of the largest multi‐channel retailers in South Korea, and on the board advisory council of EMPEA.
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Ms Jenny Koo
Director, Service Promotion
Hong Kong Trade Development Council
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Jenny Koo is the Director, Service Promotion, of the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC), the statutory organisation responsible for promoting and developing Hong Kong’s external trade.

Ms Koo is responsible for formulating and implementing the HKTDC’s promotional programme of Hong Kong’s service sectors. These include infrastructure and real estate-related services, financial services, professional services, logistics services, information and communications technology, advertising and marketing services, design and licensing services, film and entertainment.

Ms Koo joined the HKTDC in 1989 as an Executive Trainee and has been posted to branch offices in Vienna, Frankfurt and Paris.

Over the years, she has been involved in the launching of new fairs and conferences, including the Hong Kong International Film & TV Market (FILMART), the Asian Financial Forum and, more recently, the Asian Logistics and Maritime Conference, Asian Licensing Conference and “Think Asia, Think Hong Kong” Campaign.

In the mid-1990s, she helped set up the HKTDC’s Service Promotion department and, in 2000, was involved in the establishment of the Federation of Hong Kong Business Associations Worldwide – a global network of 33 Hong Kong Business Associations spanning 24 countries.
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Ms Rosaline Koo
Founder and CEO
CXA Asia
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Frustrated by the lack of technology investment to meet unaddressed client pain points, Rosaline invested US$5 million of her savings and borrowed another US$5 million to build her start-up CXA. Within a year, her team built the platform, acquired Singapore's largest homegrown EB broker, won 20 Fortune 500 clients away from the global incumbents, was voted by HR as one of the best vendors of the year in two consecutive years and was recently voted as Asia’s leading digital insurance innovator. Now CXA is preparing to expand to 10 countries across Asia.

Rosaline supervised Procter & Gamble factory lines in Iowa and then worked in 8 different roles over 8 years at Bankers Trust on Wall Street. She launched two dot-com start-ups in Asia before moving to ACE Insurance. Rosaline also grew Mercer Marsh Benefits' 14 APAC countries 800% over 8 years. Rosaline graduated from UCLA Cybernetics and Columbia Business School.

About CXA

CXA is Asia’s first flex wellness marketplace enabling organisations to unlock wellness in the workplace by shifting the focus of employee benefits from treatment to prevention. CXA helps to reduce long-term healthcare costs and premium inflation while improving employee health. Firms appointing CXA as their insurance brokerage get access to CXA's innovative platform which integrates flexible benefits, wellness assessment/rewards and a marketplace of insurance, wellness, fitness and health management providers.
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Mr Nicholas Kwan
Director of Research
Hong Kong Trade Development Council
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Nicholas joined HKTDC as the Director of Research in May 2013. His department provides in-depth and up-to-date analysis and advice on economic and trade issues, covering key industries and services in Hong Kong, the Chinese mainland and most major and emerging markets. Nicholas has over 30 years of experience of economic and business research, including more than six years at Standard Chartered Bank as its Asia Research Head, seven years working for the Hong Kong Monetary Authority covering both macro-economic and policy research, and 11 years at Merrill Lynch, finishing as its Asia Regional Chief Economist.Nicholas is a graduate of the Chinese University of Hong Kong and has an MBA degree from the UK’s Warwick University. He was also a Chartered Financial Analyst.

Areas of Research:
- Regional trade and economic integration
- Asian economic development
- International finance
- Monetary and fiscal policy
- Investment strategy
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Mr K.C. Kwok, BBS, JP
Honorary Senior Research Fellow, School of Economics & Finance
The University of Hong Kong
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Mr Kwok is an Honorary Senior Research Fellow at the School of Economics & Finance of the University of Hong Kong. He is a member of the Competition Commission and the Chairman of its Enforcement Committee, enforcing the Competition Ordinance and promoting fair market competition in Hong Kong. He is also a member of the Hong Kong Maritime and Port Board, the Aviation Development and Third-runway System Advisory Committee, and the Steering Committee and Investment Committee of the HKSAR Government Scholarship Fund. He serves as an Independent Non-Executive Director of Sunevision Holding Ltd. and DBS Bank (Hong Kong) Ltd. Mr Kwok was the Government Economist of the Hong Kong SAR Government (2004-2008), and the Regional Chief Economist for East Asia of Standard Chartered Bank.
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Dr Lee G. Lam
Chairman
Hong Kong Cyberport Management Company Limited
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Dr. Lee G. LAM is Chairman of Hong Kong Cyberport Management Company Limited, Chairman - ASEAN Region and Senior Adviser - Asia of Macquarie Infrastructure and Real Assets (Hong Kong) Limited, a member of the Hong Kong Council on Smoking and Health and the Court of the City University of Hong Kong, Chairman of UNESCAP’s Business Advisory Council Task Force on Banking and Finance (and a member of the Digital Economy and Green Business Task Forces), Chairman of the Permanent Commission on Economic and Financial Issues of World Union of Small and Medium Enterprises (WUSME), a member of Pacific Basin Economic Council (PBEC), a member of Sir Murray MacLehose Trust Fund Investment Advisory Committee, Honorary Advisor to the Hong Kong Business Angel Network (HKBAN), Honorary Chairman - Asia Pacific of CMA Australia, Chairman of Monte Jade Science and Technology Association of Hong Kong, President of Hong Kong-ASEAN Economic Cooperation Foundation, a Vice President of the Hong Kong Real Property Federation, Special Adviser to the Asia Pacific Real Estates Association, a Board member of the Chinese General Chamber of Commerce of Hong Kong, a founding Board member and the Honourary Treasurer of the Hong Kong Vietnam Chamber of Commerce, Vice Chairman of the Hong Kong Myanmar Chamber of Commerce, a founding member of the Hong Kong-Korea Business Council, and a member of the Hong Kong-Thailand Business Council.
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Mr Lai Xiaomin
Chairman
China Huarong Asset Management Co., Ltd.
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Mr. Lai Xiaomin, the Secretary of CPC Committee and Chairman of China Huarong Asset Management Co., Ltd. (China Huarong), concurrently holds various social and academic positions including Vice-Chairman of China Enterprise Confederation and Vice-President of China Chamber of International Commerce. He is a seasoned veteran and has engaged in financial regulation and financial business management for about three decades. Before joining China Huarong, he worked in many departments of the People’s Bank of China (“PBC”) and China Banking Regulatory Commission (“CBRC”). In PBC, he successively took the positions as Deputy Director of Planning & Capital Department, Credit Management Department and Banking Supervision Department II. When serving for CBRC, he was appointed as Deputy Director-General of Banking Supervision Department II, Head of the Preparation Team of Beijing Bureau, CBRC, Director-General and Secretary of CPC Party Committee of Beijing Bureau, CBRC, Director-General of the General Office, Director-General of the General Office of CPC Party Committee and Chief Spokesman of CBRC. In recent years, he has received the honorable titles of “2010 Top 10 Innovative People of Chinese Enterprises,” “Top 10 Chinese Economic Elites,” “2011~2012 National Outstanding Entrepreneurs,” and “Best Business Leader for H-share Listed Companies in 2016” etc.. He has published dozens of economic and financial papers and edited the books including Theory and Practice of Financial Regulation, Policy and Practice of Modern Financial Enterprise System, Reflection on Financial Issues and Promotion of Financial Development, Study on NPL Securitization in China’s Banking Industry, The Approach on Financial Holding Company in the aftermath of Financial Crisis and Great Strategic Transformation: Theory and Practice of China Huarong’s Innovation and Development ,Stories behind China Huarong AMC’s H-share IPO and etc.
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Mr Liu Bo
Founder and CEO
Dashu Finance
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Mr. Liu Bo, founder and CEO of Dashu Finance, an originator of the 3rd generation of small-micro enterprise lending technology; founder and chairman of Dadao Financial Services, the innovator of title insurance in China. Previously, director of retail banking, Pingan Bank, acting head of retail banking of Shenzhen Development Bank, an original designer of several mortgage and consumer credit products in China.
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Mr Liu Yanhua
Counsellor
The State Council of the People's Republic of China
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Mr. Liu is Counsellor of the State Council and formerly a vice minister of the Ministry of Science and Technology and a member of the party leadership group.

Counsellor Liu has long been engaged in the study and technology administrative work related to innovative methods, resource environment, green development, risk management and sustainable development. He has authored/edited more than 30 monographs and has published over 150 papers in core academic journals in China and abroad.

He is currently chairman of the board of the Innovation Method Society, director of the National Expert Committee on Climate Change, a fellow of the International Eurasian Academy of Sciences, executive director of China Sustainable Development Research Association, advisor to the International Risk Governance Council and technical advisor to the Institution of Green Economy.
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Mr Liu Jian
Director General, Department of International Economic Relations, Ministry of Finance
The People’s Republic of China
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Mr. Liu Jian assumed office of Director General of Department of International Economic Relations, Ministry of Finance, PRC in October, 2015.

Mr. Liu has a wide range of experience in government sectors and large financial enterprises. He has worked for People’s Bank of China, China Securities Regulatory Commission and China Investment Corporation. Before his current position, he was a former Counsel of Department of Monetary Affairs, Ministry of Finance, PRC.

With outstanding academic background and profound theoretical foundation in economics and finance, Mr. Liu has been actively engaged in macroscopic policy research and decision-making consultation, especially in the field of macroeconomics and finance.
Mr. Liu holds a bachelor’s degree in Economics from Jilin University, master degree and Ph.D. degree in economics from Graduate School of People's Bank of China. Mr. Liu is also a certificate public accountant.
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The Hon C Y Leung, GBM, GBS, JP
The Chief Executive
Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of the People's Republic of China
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Mr C Y Leung graduated from King's College, Hong Kong Polytechnic and Bristol Polytechnic. He has been awarded Honorary Doctorate degrees by four universities in the United Kingdom, Hong Kong and Shandong.

He was Chairman of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors Hong Kong, President of the Institute of Surveyors in Hong Kong and Asia Pacific Chairman of DTZ.

Since late 1970s, Mr Leung had participated in the land and housing reforms in the Mainland. After the constitution was amended in 1988, he assisted Mainland cities in land leasing matters on a voluntary basis.

Between 1984 and 1997, Mr Leung was involved in the preparatory work for the establishment of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region.

Between 1997 and 2011, Mr Leung was a member of the Executive Council of Hong Kong and was the Convenor of the non-official members between 1999 and 2011.

In March, 2012, Mr Leung was elected the fourth term Chief Executive of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region.
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Mr Vincent HS Lo, GBS, JP
Chairman
Hong Kong Trade Development Council
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Mr Vincent HS Lo assumed Chairmanship of the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC) in June 2015. He is the founder and Chairman of the Shui On Group, which is principally engaged in property development, construction and construction materials with interests in Hong Kong and the Chinese Mainland.

In addition to his business capacity, Mr Lo has been active in community services. Prior to his previous position as Chairman of the Airport Authority Hong Kong, he had participated in the preparatory work of the establishment of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR). He is currently a Member of The Twelfth National Committee of Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference, President of the Council for the Promotion & Development of Yangtze, Economic Adviser of the Chongqing Municipal Government, and Honorary Life President of the Business and Professionals Federation of Hong Kong.

Mr Lo was awarded the Gold Bauhinia Star (GBS) in 1998 and appointed Justice of the Peace in 1999 by the Government of the HKSAR. Other accolades include “Businessman of the Year” at the Hong Kong Business Awards in 2001, “Director of the Year Award” from The Hong Kong Institute of Directors in 2002, as well as Chevalier des Arts et des Lettres from the French government in 2005. In 2009, Mr Lo was named “China Entrepreneur of the Year” and “Entrepreneur of the Year” in the China Real Estate Sector by global consultancy Ernst & Young. He was also given an “Honorary Citizen” of Shanghai in 1999 and Foshan in 2011. In 2012, the 4th World Chinese Economic Forum honoured Mr Lo with the “Lifetime Achievement Award for Leadership” in the Property Sector.
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Professor Frederick Ma Si-Hang, GBS, JP
Chairman
MTR Corporation Limited
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Professor Ma was born and educated in Hong Kong. He graduated with a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) degree from the University of Hong Kong in 1973 majoring in economics and history. Since graduation, he had taken up different major positions of various local and overseas banks, financial institutions and major companies, including Chase Manhattan Bank, Royal Bank of Canada Dominion Securities, JP Morgan Chase, Kumagai Gumi (HK) Limited and Pacific Century Cyberworks Limited. He has rich experience in banking and financial sector. In 2002, he joined the Hong Kong Government as the Secretary for Financial Services and the Treasury and assumed the post of Secretary for Commerce and Economic Development in 2007. He resigned from the Government in July 2008 due to medical reasons. In October 2008, he was appointed as an Honorary Professor of the School of Economics and Finance at the University of Hong Kong. Professor Ma was appointed as a Member of the International Advisory Council of China Investment Corporation in July, 2009. In July 2012, he was appointed as a Professor of Finance Practice of Institute of Advanced Executive Education at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University. In January 2013, he was appointed as a member of Global Advisory Council of the Bank of America. In August 2013, he was appointed as an Honorary Professor of the Faculty of Business Administration at the Chinese University of Hong Kong. In October 2014, he was conferred the Honorary Doctor of Social Sciences by Lingnan University. In October 2016, he was conferred the Honorary Doctor of Social Sciences by City University of Hong Kong. Currently, he is the Chairman of MTR Corporation Limited, an Independent Non-Executive Director of FWD Group, a director of Husky Energy Inc., and a non-executive director of COFCO Corporation.
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Ms Yvonne Man
Anchor
Bloomberg TV
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Yvonne Man is the Hong Kong anchor for “Daybreak Asia”, Bloomberg Television’s flagship morning programme, delivering viewers the most pressing global business and financial information as U.S. markets close and Asian markets open.

Since joining Bloomberg in 2014, she has covered several key events around the region, including reporting live from the frontlines of Hong Kong's pro-democracy demonstrations that same year and breaking news at the 2016 G-7 summit in Japan.

She has also interviewed many influential business leaders, from Soho China's CEO Zhang Xin, to WPP's CEO Martin Sorrell and the Australian Trade Minister Andrew Robb.

Raised in Hong Kong, Yvonne received her Bachelor's Degree in Broadcast Journalism and Business Institutions from the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University in the U.S.

Prior to Bloomberg Television, she was a reporter and anchor with Fox-affiliate WXIN in Indianapolis, where she covered the 2012 U.S. elections and conducted a one-on-one interview with Republican front-runner Mitt Romney.

Yvonne speaks English, Mandarin and Cantonese.
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Mr Ben McDermott
Director of Group Business Strategy and Corporate Development
AIA Group Limited
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Ben is Director of Group Business Strategy and Corporate Development of AIA. In this role, Ben is responsible for identifying, supporting and managing strategic and transformational initiatives that will deliver sustainable results to the Group. He joined AIA in December 2014 and is based in Hong Kong.

Prior to joining AIA, Ben established and led Towers Watson’s Insurance Management Consultancy Practice in Asia Pacific. In this role he advised on a number of ground breaking partnership pursuit and M&A processes, including the completion of the regional strategic bancassurance alliance between AIA and Citibank.

Ben has worked across the Asia region since 2001 and brings a mix of strategic, distribution and business development experience within both a corporate and consulting environment. His key achievements in Asia include:

• Restructuring and integrating the Asia business of a distribution consulting company putting a renewed emphasis on growth, exiting sub-scale markets and extending their Global business proposition - this led to a significant upturn in revenues, across South East Asia and Japan.
• Leading a MNCs entry into the Chinese asset management industry: identified and built relationships with domestic financial services companies (for the purposes of establishing a Greenfield joint venture) and also explored opportunities to acquire interests in existing Chinese AMCOs. Successfully project managed the acquisition process which resulted in the MNC purchasing a 49% equity interest of an existing Chinese AMCO joint venture.
• Establishing the bancassurance business of a foreign invested life insurer in China, with the insurer selling through 10 banks in the first 12-months of operation.
• Project Manager & Lead Consultant for the implementation of bancassurance for one of South Korea's largest financial holding companies - post launch the bank was the 2nd largest bank distributor of insurance.
• Project Manager & Lead Consultant for a large number of assignments involving developing product, distribution, financial planning, measurement and compensation strategies for multi-national and local insurers and banks across Asia.

Before moving to Asia, Ben was at Egg, the world’s leading Internet bank then owned by Prudential UK. As one of the very first project team members who designed the Egg business, he held a variety of positions, including business planning, strategy, sales and commercial management.

Ben is a Fellow of the Institute of Actuaries (UK).
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Mr Eoghan Murphy TD
Minister of State for Financial Services of Ireland
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Eoghan Murphy TD is the Minister of State at the Departments of Finance and Public Expenditure & Reform of Ireland, with special responsibility for Financial Services, eGovernment and Public Procurement.

He was first elected to Dáil Éireann (Parliament of Ireland) in 2011, and was subsequently re-elected in 2016. He is a member of Fine Gael and represents the constituency of Dublin Bay South. Between 2009 and 2011 he served as a Councillor on Dublin City Council for the Pembroke-Rathmines ward.

Before his appointment as Minister of State, Eoghan served on the Banking Inquiry, the Public Accounts Committee, the Dáil Reform Committee, as Head of the Oireachtas (Parliament & Upper House) delegation to the OSCE, and as Chairperson of the Fine Gael Transport, Tourism and Sport Committee. He is currently a member of the Fine Gael National Executive.

Prior to entering politics, Eoghan worked in the area of international arms control, and was based in London, Geneva and Vienna, working at various times for NGOs and the UN. He spent two years as speechwriter and advisor to the Executive Secretary of the Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty Organisation in Vienna. The political and economic crisis that began in 2008 provoked Eoghan to return home and get involved in politics.

Eoghan went to school at Star of the Sea and St. Michael's College, Dublin; he studied English and Philosophy in UCD, and then completed his MA in International Relations in King’s College, London.
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Mr Ni Rongqing
Vice President and Chief Product Officer
Ping An Puhui
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Mr. Ni Rongqing graduated from Wuhan University. He joined Ping An in May of 1995, and worked as Ping An Life, Ping An Annuity Shanghai Branch General Manager, Head Office General Manager Assistant with double hat titles as East Region and South-west Region General Manager, Lufax Deputy General Manager
and so on.

He boasts of over 20 years’ experience in financial service industry execution and management, is truly experienced in marketing and project promotion, and good at refined operation and innovation.
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Mr Anthony Nightingale, CMG, SBS, JP
Director
Jardine Matheson Holdings Limited
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Anthony Nightingale was Managing Director of the Jardine Matheson Group from 2006 to March 2012, having joined the Board of Jardine Matheson Holdings in 1994. After joining the Group in 1969, he held a number of senior positions until his retirement from executive office in March 2012. Today he is a non-executive director of Jardine Matheson Holdings and of other Jardine Matheson group companies, Dairy Farm, Hongkong Land, Jardine Cycle & Carriage, Jardine Strategic and Mandarin Oriental, and a commissioner of Astra International.

He is also a non-executive director of Schindler Holding Limited, Prudential plc., Vitasoy International Holdings Limited and Shui On Land Limited.

Mr Nightingale is a director of UK ASEAN Business Council, a Hong Kong representative to the APEC Business Advisory Council and chairman of The Hong Kong-APEC Trade Policy Study Group. He is a non-official member of the Commission on Strategic Development in Hong Kong, a member of the Securities and Futures Commission Committee on Real Estate Investment Trusts, a council member of the Employers’ Federation of Hong Kong. He is an Honorary Professor of the School of Business of the Hong Kong Baptist University, a member of the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology Business School Advisory Council, chairman of The Sailors Home and Missions to Seamen in Hong Kong and the Patron of the Hong Kong Tennis Foundation. He is a past chairman of the Hong Kong General Chamber of Commerce.

Mr Nightingale was born in Yorkshire, United Kingdom in November 1947. He was educated at Uppingham School and graduated from Peterhouse, Cambridge, with a Degree in Classics.
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Mr Ning Gaoning
Chairman
Sinochem Group
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Mr. Frank Ning was appointed Chairman of the Board of Sinochem Group in December 2015.

Prior to his current post, Mr. Ning was President of China Resources Enterprise Limited, Vice Chairman and President of China Resources (Holdings) Co., Ltd., and Chairman of China Oil & Foodstuffs Corporation (COFCO). With dozens of years’ experience in enterprise management, Mr. Ning has a profound insight into corporate strategy, capital operation, management integration, business remodeling, etc.

Mr. Ning is a member of the Central Commission for Discipline Inspection of the CPC elected at the 18th CPC National Congress, a member of the “13th Five-Year Plan” National Development Planning Expert Panel, Co-chairman of APEC Business Advisory Council (ABAC), Chairman of APEC China Business Council, and Executive Director of International Chamber of Commerce (ICC). He was awarded CCTV China Economic Person of the Year for 3 times, China’s Annual Top 25 Most Influential Business Leader Awards by China Entrepreneur for 10 consecutive years, China's Most Influential Business Leaders by Fortune, Asia Business Leader Awards by CNBC, and Asian Corporate Director by Corporate Governance Asia.

Mr. Ning earned his MBA degree from Business School of University of Pittsburgh in the United States. He is a certified senior international business engineer.
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Mr Christian Noyer
Honorary Governor
Banque de France
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Christian Noyer was born in 1950 near Paris.

After obtaining a Master's Degree in Laws, he received a Master’s Degree in Public Administration from the Paris Institute of Political Studies (“Sciences Po”). He then joined the “Ecole Nationale d’Administration (ENA)”, of which he is a graduate.

He entered the French Treasury in 1976, and spent two years in 1980-82 in Brussels as a financial attache at the French Delegation to the European Union. Back at the Treasury, he held various positions, dealing both with domestic and international affairs, and was appointed Director of the Treasury in 1993. He also served as an adviser to Mr Balladur, then Minister of Finance, in 1986-88, and as chief of staff to two other Finance Ministers in 1993 and 1995-97. He was then appointed Vice-President of the European Central Bank (ECB) in 1998, when the Bank was set-up in Frankfurt, where he served until 2002. He has been Governor of the Banque de France from November 2003 till November 2015. He was also elected Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Bank for International Settlements (BIS) from 2010 till 2015.

He was honoured as Commandeur de la Légion d’Honneur and Commandeur des Arts et des Lettres in France.
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Mr Lars Ottersgård
Executive Vice President, Head of Market Technology
Nasdaq
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Lars Ottersgård was named Executive Vice President and Head of Market Technology in October 2014. This business provides technology solutions and services to the exchange and financial services industry globally. Market Technology consists of: Sales, representing the full scale and capability of Nasdaq’s offering to exchanges, clearinghouses and CSD's; Advisory & Training Services, which provides professional services and consulting to the exchange and financial services industry; SMARTS, a leading market surveillance and broker compliance solution for exchange and financial industry; and Business Control, an internal function which supports Market Technology in achieving its strategic objectives through financial analysis and planning.

Mr. Ottersgård joined OMX in 2006 as Global Head of Sales for the company's commercial technology business, and has been leading the Market Technology business for Nasdaq since 2008. Prior to joining OMX, Mr. Ottersgård held various positions at IBM for twenty years, where he covered the Nordic and European markets, and was most recently a senior executive for strategic outsourcing for the Distribution and Communication industries.
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Mr Vivek Pathak
Director, East Asia & the Pacific
International Finance Corporation
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Vivek Pathak was appointed IFC Regional Director for East Asia and the Pacific in October 2014. He has extensive emerging markets experience in principal investments, restructuring and risk management across all industry sectors. Over the past 18 years at IFC, he has covered Asia Pacific, Middle East, North Africa and Central Asia in various leadership capacities. Based in Hong Kong, Mr. Pathak leads IFC’s advisory and investment operations across 18 countries, which in fiscal year 2016 reached $5.2 billion in long-term investments, including funds mobilized from other investors.

Previously, he served as IFC Director for Investment and Credit Risk based in Washington, DC, managing a team of seasoned professionals responsible for global coverage of credit risk, investment risk, integrity risk, pricing and credit/equity training. Prior to that, he oversaw IFC’s portfolio in the Middle East and North Africa, and led IFC’s business development efforts in frontier markets like Afghanistan, Iraq and Iran.

Before joining IFC, Mr. Pathak worked with Bank of America and ABN AMRO Bank in new business and risk management. In his capacity as Head of Risk Management at ABN AMRO Bank Thailand, he was responsible for managing a large and diverse portfolio during the Asian Financial Crisis.

Mr. Pathak holds a Master’s degree in Management from the University of Mumbai, India.
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Mr Geert Peeters
Executive Director & Chief Financial Officer
CLP Holdings Limited
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Mr Peeters has been the Group Director & Chief Financial Officer since 1 April 2014, responsible for Group financial control & reporting, Group treasury, Group tax, Group corporate finance, risk management and investor relations of CLP Holdings Limited. He was appointed the Executive Director and Chief Financial Officer of CLP Holdings with effect from 1 January 2016.

Mr Peeters has over 25 years of experience in the energy industry. Prior to joining CLP, he was the Deputy Chief Financial Officer of GDF SUEZ (now known as ENGIE) Group based in Paris. Mr Peeters was with GDF SUEZ from 1997 to 2013, gaining extensive experience in senior financial and operational roles in Europe, Latin America, the Middle East and North America. He also served as the Executive Director and Chief Financial Officer of International Power plc, a GDF SUEZ subsidiary listed on the London Stock Exchange and part of the FTSE 100 index until July 2012.

Before joining GDF SUEZ, Mr Peeters worked for KBC Bank in Brussels and New York and for Tractebel Energy Engineering at the Doel Nuclear Power Plant in Antwerp (Belgium). He served as a Reserve Officer in the Belgian Air Force.

In the past three years, Mr Peeters served on the boards of several listed energy companies including International Power plc. (listed in UK), E-CL (listed in Chile) and Glow Energy (listed in Thailand). He is a member of the CNBC Global CFO Council.

Mr Peeters, a Knight in the Order of King Leopold, has a master of science in electro mechanical engineering (hons. RUG Gent, Belgium), a postgraduate degree in business and IT administration (HEC Brussels, Belgium) and attended executive business training at INSEAD Paris, France.
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Mr Keith Perkins
Chief Transformation Officer
AIA Group Ltd
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Keith is currently the Chief Transformation Officer for AIA which is an Asia based insurer and one of the largest insurers in the world by market capitalisation.

Prior to that Keith was the Regional Chief operating Officer for AXA Asia, a post he held for approximately 7 years. His focus during that time was to enable a fast growth through standardising and integrating the policy administration and distribution systems.

For the preceding 10 years Keith held a number of senior roles for Aviva PLC of which the majority were in Asia including CEO for Singapore & Hong Kong as well as CEO Korea and CEO Malaysia.

A qualified accountant, he developed his career in business and operations roles with Lloyds Banking Group in the UK.

Keith is passionate about cars, motorcycles and aircraft having enjoyed a successful period racing Superbikes in Asia and enjoying his WW2 aircraft collection.
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Dr Raghuram Rajan
Distinguished Service Professor of Finance
The University of Chicago Booth School of Business
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Raghuram Rajan is a Distinguished Service Professor of Finance at the Booth School. He was the 23rd Governor of the Reserve Bank of India between September 2013 and September 2016. Between 2003 and 2006, Dr. Rajan was the Chief Economist and Director of Research at the International Monetary Fund.

Dr. Rajan’s research interests are in banking, corporate finance, and economic development, especially the role finance plays in it. He co-authored Saving Capitalism from the Capitalists with Luigi Zingales in 2003. He then wrote Fault Lines: How Hidden Fractures Still Threaten the World Economy, for which he was awarded the Financial Times-Goldman Sachs prize for best business book in 2010.

Dr. Rajan is a member of the Group of Thirty. He was the President of the American Finance Association in 2011 and is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. In January 2003, the American Finance Association awarded Dr. Rajan the inaugural Fischer Black Prize for the best finance researcher under the age of 40. The other awards he has received include the Infosys prize for the Economic Sciences in 2012, the Deutsche Bank Prize for Financial Economics in 2013, Euromoney Central Banker Governor of the Year 2014, and Banker Magazine (FT Group) Central Bank Governor of the Year 2016.
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Mr Klaus Regling
Managing Director
European Stability Mechanism
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Klaus Regling is the first Managing Director of the European Stability Mechanism. He is also the CEO of the European Financial Stability Facility (EFSF), a position he has held since the creation of the EFSF in June 2010.

Klaus Regling has worked for 40 years as an economist in senior positions in the public and the private sector in Europe, Asia and the U.S., including a decade with the IMF in Washington and Jakarta and a decade with the German Ministry of Finance where he prepared Economic and Monetary Union in Europe. From 2001 to 2008 he was Director General for Economic and Financial Affairs of the European Commission.

During 2008-09, he spent a year at the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy in Singapore where he researched financial and monetary integration in Asia. Subsequently he opened an economic and financial consultancy in Brussels.

Previously, Klaus Regling had gained experience in the private sector as Managing Director of the Moore Capital Strategy Group in London (1999-2001) and as an economist with the German Bankers’ Association. Mr. Regling studied economics at the Universities of Hamburg and Regensburg.
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Mr Kok-Weng Sam
Market Leader
PwC Singapore
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Kok-Weng is the Markets leader of PwC Singapore and he is responsible for overall client coverage and client service in Singapore.

He also leads the Financial Service (FS) Deals practice and has personally led >100 FS deals throughout Southeast Asia as well as led inbound deals into China, India and Japan.

Outside of PwC, his community involvement includes being a Board member of the School of the Arts, a member of the Advising Panel to SMU – School of Accountancy and a member of the Insolvency Practice Committee of ISCA.

He is a chartered accountant of ISCA and ICAEW.
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Mr Dominic Schnider
Managing Director, Head Commodities & Head APAC Forex
UBS CIO Wealth Management
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Education
Dominic Schnider holds a master’s degree in economics and finance from the University of St. Gallen in Switzerland. He also holds the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation as well as the Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst (CAIA) charter.

Professional History
Dominic is the Head of Commodities & APAC Forex at UBS Chief Investment Office, WM. He is responsible for all the views on commodities and APAC currencies, as well as the underlying recommendations.

Previously, Dominic was running the NTAC Research team, consisting of commodity, private equity and hedge fund research from May 2012 to January 2014. Prior to that, he was in charge of the macroeconomics team in APAC with his move to Singapore in September 2010, in addition to his role as Head Commodity Research on a global level since 2008.

From 2004 to 2007, Dominic was a forex analyst at the firm’s headquarters in Zurich and in Singapore where he focused on G10 and Asian currencies. He also worked as an equity analyst in UBS Wealth Management Research and in the research department of Bank Leu (Credit Suisse).

Media Exposure
Dominic is often interviewed live on CNBC Asia, Bloomberg TV, Channel News Asia, and quoted on Reuters, South China Morning Post, Business Times Singapore and regional media in the APAC region.

Languages
English, German, Spanish

Hobbies and Sports
Paragliding
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Ms Shen Xiaogen
Deputy Director, Data & Visualisation Lab
People’s Daily Media Innovation
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Shen Xiaogen, deputy director of Data & Visualisation Lab of People’s Daily Media Innovation, leading the team of data visualisation. A MA from the journalism school of Fudan University, Shen has worked as an editor of top news in People’s Daily for years. She was also a senior journalist focusing on political news and important public events. A two-time China News Award winner (in 2013 and 2014), Shen’s works have big influence in the fields she devoted into. China News Award is the top news award held from a national-level annually.
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Mr Andrew Sheng
Distinguished Fellow, Asia Global Institute
The University of Hong Kong
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Andrew Sheng is Distinguished Fellow of Asia Global Institute, The University of Hong Kong. He is Chief Adviser to China Banking Regulatory Commission, a Board Member of Khazanah Nasional Berhad and a member of the international advisory councils of China Investment Corporation, China Development Bank, China Securities Regulatory Commission, Securities and Exchange Board of India and Bank Indonesia Institute.

Previously, he was a Chairman of the Securities and Futures Commission of Hong Kong and a central banker with Hong Kong Monetary Authority and Bank Negara Malaysia.

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. His latest book is "Shadow Banking in China: An Opportunity for Financial Reform," with Ng Chow Soon (John Wiley).
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Mr Makoto Shibata
Principal Analyst and Head of Global Innovation Team, Digital Innovation Division
The Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ, Ltd.
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Mr. Shibata is leading the bank’s R&D initiatives in emerging technology and planning of online/ mobile financial services. Being in digital banking area since 1998, he has been involved in a wide range of projects in new channels for both retail and wholesale customers. His previous career in banking includes Corporate Planning, Accounting, Corporate Finance, and Retail Customer Services.

Mr. Shibata is an active speaker on various topics, including Payment, Channel Management, Mobile Finance, Innovation and FinTech in many conferences, including for Bank of Japan, Tokyo Stock Exchange, BAI, EFMA, Gartner, Celent, MIT, and SWIFT. He has also served as a judge panel for various innovation contests, including EFMA-Accenture, Future Ideas, and FIBC.

He holds a Bachelor of Economics from University of Tokyo and a Master of Science in Development Economics from University of Oxford.
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Mr Mao Jun
Chair of Investment Banking Committee
BOC International (China) Limited
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MAO Jun holds a master degree of international economic law in China University of Political Science and Law. With more than 20 years professional experiences in financial industry, Mr. Mao has worked in the National Development Bank, China Securities Regulatory Commission (CSRC), and BOC International Ltd (BOCI). Currently Mr. Mao is in charge of the committee of investment banking unit of BOCI, with a mission to deliver customers best-in-class services of domestic and foreign financing, mergers and acquisitions, and industrial integration. Prior to that, during his job in CSRC, Mr. Mao involved in drafting and revision of laws and regulations in China's capital markets, (e.g.《Measures for the Administration of the Takeover of Listed Companies》), and also worked in audit and supervision of mergers and acquisitions transactions of listed companies.
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Mr Kiatchai Sophastienphong
Vice Minister for Finance
Thailand
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EDUCATION

University of Cambridge, United Kingdom
Master of Arts (MA) in Economics, January 1983

University of Cambridge, United Kingdom
Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Economics, June 1979

Kingsway-Princeton College, London, UK
Secondary Education, General Certificate of Education (GCE) “O” and “A” Levels, June 1976

St. Stephen’s College, Hong Kong
Secondary Education, Form 1-3, June 1973

WORKING EXPERIENCE

11/2015-Present
Ministry of Finance, Bangkok, Thailand
Vice Minister for Finance

5/2012-6/2015
TCC Holding Co; , Limited, Bangkok, Thailand
Senior Executive Vice President, China Operations

10/2002-5/2012
The World Bank, Washington DC, U.S.A
Senior Financial Sector Specialist, Finance and Private Sector Unit, South Asia Region

5/2002-10/2002
Asian Development Bank (ADB), Manila, Philippines
Senior Financial Economist, Regional and Sustainable Development Department

9/1998-5/2002
Bank of Thailand (BOT), Bangkok, Thailand
Senior Director, Financial Institution Policy Department

3/1995-9/1998
Siam City Bank PLC (SCIB), Bangkok, Thailand
Executive Vice President in charge of Treasury, Strategic Corporate Services, Trade Finance,
Overseas Branches, and Commercial Lending.

5/1990-3/1995
Bank of Asia Public Company Limited (BOA), Bangkok, Thailand
Senior Vice President in charge of Investment Banking, Treasury, International Banking,
and Corporate Recovery and Restructuring Services.

5/1984-5/1990
Asian Development Bank (ADB), Manila, Philippines
Financial Analyst

10/1979-5/1984
Industrial Finance Corporation of Thailand (IFCT), Bangkok, Thailand
Manager

Training
The training courses organized by the SEACEN Center, World Bank and IMF.
• Financial Projection Model
• Crisis Preparedness Frameworks
• Strengthening Banking Regulation and Supervision
• Anti-Money-Laundering and ‘Combating the Financing of Terrorism’ Frameworks
• Human Resources Management by Central Bank

Technical Skills
Publications:
• Getting Finance in South Asia 2010: Indicators and Analysis of the Commercial Banking System (published in June 2010)
• South Asian Bond Markets: Developing Long-Term Finance for Growth (published in August 2008)
• Getting Finance in South Asia 2009: Indicators and Analysis of the Commercial Banking System (published in August 2008)

Working Papers:
• Bangladesh Action Plan for Resolution of NCBs
• Bangladesh Fit and Proper Criteria for Bank Buyers
• Bangladesh NCB Resolution Strategy
• East Asia Financial Sector Crises: Lessons Learnt
• South Asian Bank Restructuring Experience
• Asset Management Companies: Asian Country Experiences
• Nepal Resolution Options for NBL and RBB
• Sri Lanka Comments on Draft AMC Law
• Sri Lanka Troubled Asset Resolution Strategies

Language Skills
English: Written (excellent), spoken (excellent), and reading (excellent)
Thai: Written (very good), spoken (excellent), and reading (excellent)
Chinese:
Mandarin: Written (fair), spoken (good), and reading (fair)
Cantonese: Written (fair), spoken (very good), and reading (fair)
Shantou: Written (fair), spoken (fair), and reading (fair)
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Mr Stephen ‘Kai’ Sui
Chief Executive Officer
Neural Technologies Limited
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Stephen ‘Kai’ Sui is chief executive officer of Neural Technologies Limited (NTL) and a member of the company’s board of directors. He joined NTL in 2009, bringing more than 20 years of technology industry leadership, telecommunication software expertise, and executive management experience to his role with the company. Kai oversees the corporate direction and strategy, leadership, innovation, and customers. With a servant leadership philosophy, Kai has repeatedly assembled and trained teams of high calibre strategic thinkers aligned with the company vision, revenue & sales performance.

After 20 years of starting and driving high growth in Telecom Systems Integration and Risk Management. Kai knows what it takes to germinate a start-up or rejuvenate a stagnated business, achieve 180-degree turnarounds and guide start-ups to market dominance, or apply high-velocity, decisive business leadership when organizations need to power launch or overcome a crisis. Prior to NTL, Kai founded Global Interactive Technology Pte Limited (acquired by Syniverse) and Mplified Pte Limited (acquired by NTL) respectively. Kai also worked in various Engineering, Sales and Marketing positions in SingTel and Hong Kong Telephone in the early part of his career.

Kai holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science and Information Systems from Deakin University, Victoria, Australia.
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Mr Norihiro Takahashi
President
Government Pension Investment Fund, Japan
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Mr. Norihiro Takahashi is President of Government Pension Investment Fund (GPIF) since April 2016.

The mandate of the Government Pension Investment Fund is to contribute to the stability of the schemes of Employees’ Pension Insurance and National Pension by managing and investing the reserve funds entrusted by the Minister of Health, Labour and Welfare and by distributing the investment return to the Pension Special Account.The value of investment assets at the end of fiscal 2015 was ¥134.7475 trillion.

Prior to his role at GPIF, he was Representative Director and President of JA Mitsui Leasing, Ltd.

Previously from 1980 to 2015, Mr. Takahashi was Senior Managing Director at The Norinchukin Bank, where he held various leadership positions in the areas of investment and management including General Manager of Credit & Alternative Investment Division, General Manager of Fixed Income Investment Division, Deputy General Manager of Corporate Planning Division and Deputy General Manager of Financial Planning & Control Division. He also served as General Manager at Nagasaki Branch of the Bank.

He receives his Bachelor of Arts degree in Law from the University of Tokyo.
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Mr Peter C H Tam
Chief Executive
The Hong Kong Federation of Insurers
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Mr Peter C H Tam is the Chief Executive of The Hong Kong Federation of Insurers (HKFI). He joined the Federation in September 2004 as Executive Director and was appointed to this position in January 2007.

The HKFI is a trade body with 141 insurers operating in Hong Kong which represents over 90% of the market share. As a self-regulatory body, it oversees the registration and market conduct of over 88,000 insurance agents. In 2015, the total gross premium of the Hong Kong insurance industry is HK$365.8 billion, i.e. US$46.9 billion.

Mr Tam has accumulated extensive management and public policy-making experience in various fields, including 10 years of Administrative Service with the Hong Kong Government from 1979 to 1990 and four years with the Hong Kong Airport Authority from 1995 to 1999. From 2000 to 2004, Mr Tam was the Executive Director of the Tobacco Institute of Hong Kong.

Mr Tam was member of the Steering Committee on Mediation chaired by the Secretary for Justice. He was appointed by the Secretary for Food and Health as a member of the Consultative Group on Health Protection Scheme under the Health and Medical Development Advisory Committee. For six years from 2006 to 2012, Mr Tam was appointed by the Government as a member of the Statistics Advisory Board representing the insurance industry. He now sits on the Insurance Industry Training Advisory Committee under the Education Bureau and the Periodical Payments for Future Pecuniary Loss in Personal Injury Cases Sub-committee under the Law Reform Commission of Hong Kong as a member.

Mr Tam graduated from the University of Hong Kong in 1979 with a B.Soc.Sc. majoring in Social Work and Sociology. He studied at the Oxford University for one year under an Administrative Management Program sponsored by the Hong Kong Government in 1980/81. And in 2011, he qualified as an Associate of the Chartered Insurance Institute (ACII) of the UK.
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Mr Eric Tang
Head Distribution Management Greater China, Investment Products and Services
UBS Wealth Management
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Eric graduated from the Smith School of Business, Queens University in Canada with a bachelor of commerce and a master of science in financial engineering from City University of Hong Kong.

Eric is responsible for providing investment advice across asset classes in Hong Kong. Prior to his current role, he was Head Hong Kong/ Singapore Investment Funds for UBS Wealth Management.

He has over 20 years of experience in the financial industry. He joined UBS in 2006 from Credit Agricole Asset Management (currently Amundi), where he was responsible for the distribution business in Hong Kong. Eric has also worked as portfolio manager and research analyst. Eric is a Certified Private Wealth Professional (CPWP), Private Wealth Management Association, Hong Kong.
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Mr Chairul Tanjung
Founder and Chairman
CT Corp
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Chairul Tanjung is the founder and Chairman of CT Corp., Indonesia’s leading consumer-focused business group, which focuses on three core industries: financial services; media, retail, lifestyle, and entertainment; and natural resources. His businesses include: Bank Mega - the largest Visa credit card issuer in Indonesia, Carrefour – the largest hypermarket player in Indonesia, Trans TV and Trans 7 – the two leading free-to-air channels, TransVision – the 2nd largest pay TV provider, Detik.com - #1 online news portal, Metro, Baskin Robbins, The Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf, Wendy’s and 30 leading high-end fashion brands (including Brioni, Valentino, Salvatore Ferragamo, Tod’s, Giorgio Armani); as well as theme parks, shopping malls, and hotels. CT Corp is also the largest private shareholder of Garuda Indonesia, Indonesia’s flagship carrier.

Mr. Tanjung is one of Indonesia’s most prominent business leaders and a very well regarded figure in Indonesia. He established his business during his first year of studying at University of Indonesia, Faculty of Dentistry before pursuing an Executive MBA Program. He has been awarded honorary doctorate degrees by the University of Airlangga, Surabaya; the University of Padjadjaran, Bandung; and the MARA University of Technology, Malaysia. He is also a Professor for Entrepreneurship at the University of Airlangga and a Visiting Professor for Entrepreneurship at the MARA University of Technology.

Mr. Tanjung is a recipient of numerous accolades, some of which include “Bintang Mahaputra Adipradana” from the Government of Republic of Indonesia (2014), “Man of the Year” from Globe Asia (2011), “Indonesia’s Rising Star” from Forbes (2010), “Entrepreneur of the Year” from Enterprise Asia (2009), “Banker of the Year” from Globe Asia (2008), and “Marketer of the Year” from Indonesian Marketing Association and Markplus (2007) among others.

Mr. Tanjung served as the Coordinating Minister for Economic Affairs during President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono’s second presidential term and prior to that was also Chairman of the National Economic Council.

Mr. Tanjung is also active in various social activities under CT Corp Foundation and other institutions. He is the Chairman of the Indonesia Kidney Foundation and Vice Chairman of the Advisory Board of Majelis Ulama Indonesia among others.
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Dr Steven Tucker
Founder and Medical Director
Tucker Medical, Singapore
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Dr. Steven Tucker trained in Internal Medicine, Hematology, Oncology, and Stem Cell Transplantation at the UCLA Center for Health Sciences. While at UCLA he studied molecular biology in the laboratory of Dr. Charles Sawyers and joined the UCLA faculty as Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine in 1999. In 2006 he moved to Singapore to develop a global oncology clinical trials program and has made Singapore his permanent home.

Dr. Tucker is an expert in health innovation and has provided consultancy and board-level services for numerous companies from start-ups to blue-chip multinationals including; Singapore Telecommunications, Lumen Lab Innovation Center, Unilever, Konica Minolta Innovation, Genome Medical, Bank Julius Baer, Fresenius Medical Care, and Procter & Gamble, InVitae, Inside Tracker, and Healint.

As a leader in precision health and medicine, as well as patient empowerment, Dr. Tucker integrates information from multiple and disparate sources, including personal genomics; social media; metabolic assessments; advanced imaging; and remote tracking, so patients can develop their own personalized health programs. Such programs can not only reverse disease but contribute significantly to an increase of health span and longevity.

In Singapore, Dr. Tucker was the founding Medical Director of the West Clinic International and Medical Director for the Pacific Cancer Center. He has jointly developed cancer treatment centers in Singapore, China, Vietnam, Bangladesh, and Guam. Before relocating, Dr. Tucker was the Director of the Prostate & Genitourinary Oncology Program at The Angeles Clinic & Research Institute in Santa Monica, California, Attending Physician at the UCLA Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, a member of the Breast Cancer Faculty at the John Wayne Cancer Institute in Los Angeles, and a Guest Investigator at Rockefeller University.

Dr. Tucker remains active in basic and clinical research, is Editor-in-Chief of the journal mHealth, and is an author on numerous peer-reviewed papers in major international journals. He is a Fellow of both the Singapore Academy of Medicine and the American College of Physicians and an Officer of the Chapter of Medical Oncologists, Academy of Medicine Singapore. He has received numerous honors including an ASCO Merit Award, an NIH Commendation, the UCLA ‘STAR’ Program Award, and a Pew Foundation Fellowship.
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Ms Jing Ulrich
Managing Director and Vice Chairman of Asia Pacific
J.P. Morgan Chase & Co.
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Jing Ulrich is Managing Director and Vice Chairman of Asia Pacific at J.P. Morgan Chase. She provides strategic advice to the firm’s most senior global clients across all sectors and asset classes, while building relationships with executives at Asia’s leading enterprises. Ms. Ulrich works with all lines of business at J.P. Morgan Chase to foster greater cross-border collaboration and strengthen senior client relationships in Asia Pacific and the rest of the world.

Educated at Harvard and Stanford Universities, Ms. Ulrich is one of the most prominent advisors to the world’s largest asset-management companies, sovereign wealth funds, and multinational corporations. Her views influence the allocation of trillions of dollars of investments.

Ms. Ulrich has received numerous accolades for her work in the industry. She has been ranked four times as one of Fortune Magazine's 50 Most Powerful Global Businesswomen. Forbes named her one of Asia’s 50 Power Businesswomen and twice named her among the 100 Most Powerful Women in the World. The South China Morning Post selected Ms. Ulrich as one of the top 25 most inspirational and influential women in Hong Kong.

In recent years, publications including China Daily, China Entrepreneur magazine and FinanceAsia have consistently ranked Ms. Ulrich among the top business elite in Asia. She has also been dubbed as "the unofficial voice of China" and the "Oprah Winfrey of the investment world.”

Because of her in-depth knowledge of China’s linkages with the rest of the world, Ms. Ulrich has been an important figure shaping the international community’s approach to investing in Asia Pacific. In her previous position, she established J.P. Morgan’s Hands-on-China Series, which became a leading forum for views and research on China’s transformation. Ms. Ulrich also created the world’s foremost China investment summit, attended each year by thousands of global business and government leaders. In addition to her duties at J.P. Morgan, Ms. Ulrich also serves on the G20/B20 Trade and Investment Task Force as well as the Multinational Committee of the APEC China Business Advisory Council. She is also an independent director on the board of Italian luxury goods company Ermenegildo Zegna SpA.

Before joining J.P. Morgan, Ms. Ulrich was a Managing Director at Deutsche Bank and CLSA Asia- Pacific Markets, where she led the top-ranked team covering China. Global institutional investors regularly voted her the best China strategist in polls conducted by Institutional Investor, Asiamoney, and Euromoney. Before moving to Asia, Ms. Ulrich worked in Washington DC as one of the first fund managers to focus on the Greater China markets.
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Mr Mihály Varga
Minister for National Economy
Hungary
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As Minister for National Economy, Mr Varga spearheaded Hungary’s economic transformation in the post-crisis period, focusing first on re-igniting economic growth and recently on promoting innovation-driven expansion.

He has been the head of the Ministry for National Economy since 2013. Formerly, he was Minister without Portfolio responsible for liaising with certain international financial organizations (2012-2013). In 2010, he worked as State Secretary of the Prime Minister's Office. In 2001-2002, he was appointed Minister of Finance, after he had served as Parliamentary State Secretary of the Ministry of Finance in 1998-2000. He has been MP ever since 1990.

In 1989, Mr Varga graduated from the Karl Marx University of Economic Science of Budapest.

Since 1997, he has been serving as Vice-President of the Hungarian - Kazakh Friendship Society. In 2000, he was awarded the membership of the Order of the Knights of St. John. In 2001 became presbyter of the Reformed Church of Karcag and a member of the Rákóczi Association. He holds the title of honorary professorship of the College of Management in Szolnok. In October 2015, he was named by Euromoney as Finance Minister of the Year in the Central and Eastern
European region.

He has been married with four children.
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Mr Alexander Wan
Senior Advisor
China Daily Asia Pacific
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Alexander Wan is Senior Advisor of China Daily Asia Pacific. He was Regional Director Greater China of the Conference Board of New York, member of the Corporate Advisory Council of Special Olympics, Senior Advisor of the China Initiatives of the Harvard School of Public Health and Senior Advisor of Women’s Forum Asia. Alexander held senior regional management positions at several Fortune 500 companies in China and Asia.
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Mr Wang Hongzhang
Chairman and Executive Director
China Construction Bank Corporation
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Mr. Wang has served as chairman and executive director since January 2012, concurrently chairman of Sino-German Bausparkasse since July 2012, and chairman of CCB Asia since July 2013. From November 2003 to November 2011, Mr. Wang was chief disciplinary officer of the PBOC. From June 2000 to November 2003, Mr. Wang was the president of Chengdu Branch of the PBOC and administrator of Sichuan Branch of the SAFE. From April 1996 to June 2000, Mr. Wang was deputy director-general of the Supervision Bureau and director general of the internal auditing department of the PBOC. From November 1989 to April 1996, Mr. Wang served on various positions including assistant president of Qingdao Branch, deputy director of the General Administration Office, deputy director of the Finance Planning Department and general manager of the banking business department of Industrial and Commercial Bank of China. From January 1984 to November 1989, Mr. Wang worked in the Industrial and Commercial Credit Department and the General Administration Office of Industrial and Commercial Bank of China. From September 1978 to January 1984, Mr. Wang worked in the Credit Bureau, Savings Bureau and Industrial and Commercial Credit Department of the PBOC. Mr. Wang is a senior economist and a certified public accountant. Mr. Wang graduated from Liaoning Finance and Economics College with a bachelor’s degree in finance in 1978, and obtained his master’s degree in economics from Dongbei University of Finance and Economics in 1997.
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Mr Ben Way
Chief Executive Officer
Macquarie Group Asia
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Ben was appointed Chief Executive Officer of Macquarie Group Asia in May 2014.

Macquarie Group is an Australian listed global financial services provider, with more than 60 office locations in 28 countries and $A493.1 billion in assets under management. In Asia, Macquarie has more than 3,400 people across 14 offices in 11 markets.

Since joining Macquarie in 2006, Ben, who also co-heads Macquarie Infrastructure and Real Assets (MIRA) in Asia, has led the establishment of funds across the region with investments in the utilities, renewable, communication, transport and water sectors.

A director of several non-profit and professional organisations, Ben is Vice Chair of the Hong Kong-ASEAN Economic Cooperation Foundation, a member of the Australia-Guangdong Business Council, the Chairman’s Council of the Australia-China Relations Institute, and the HKTDC Financial Services Advisory Committee. He also participates in the Australia India Leadership Dialogue.

He is a board member of HAGAR International and the Macquarie Group Foundation. Ben is also a member of The Women’s Foundation ‘Male Allies’ in Hong Kong and a signatory to the 30% Club and #HeForShe.

Ben has been based in Asia for over 15 years. He was previously the CEO of Taiwan Broadband Communications, where he continues to serve as Chairman, and a management consultant with Bain & Company.
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Mr John Wolpert
Director of Global Offerings - Blockchain
IBM
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John Wolpert is IBM’s blockchain offering director, with responsibility for engineering, products and open source initiatives. Prior to that, John was head of products for IBM’s Watson Ecosystem.

John is a three-time entrepreneur and founder of the popular taxi service, Flywheel. He has created new lines of business for several Fortune 100 companies, ran an international consortium of research labs, and has been an IBMer three times — in the past running the ground-breaking alphaWorks organization and the Extreme Blue incubator lab.

John’s work on collaborative business innovation is published in Harvard Business Review and Harvard Business School Press. He has delivered keynotes to the Australian Parlia-ment, the European Commission, and for numerous corporate and top industry events.
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Mr David Wong
Chief Executive Officer, Hong Kong & Macau and Executive Vice President, Greater China Region
FWD
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Over 30 years of insurance management experience in Canadian, US and Asia market. Country CEO of Life Insurance companies in Taiwan, Vietnam and Hong Kong. Indo-China Regional Head and lead the opening of life insurance market in Cambodia.

Currently, David is the FWD Greater China Region CEO and the Champion of digital insurance strategy for the FWD Group.
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Ms Helen Wong
Group General Manager and Chief Executive, Greater China
The Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation Limited
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Helen Wong, Group General Manager of HSBC Group, became Chief Executive for Greater China on 1 March 2015. She is also Deputy Chairman of HSBC Bank (China) Company Limited (HSBC China), Director and Chairman of both HSBC Global Asset Management (HK) Limited and HSBC Bank (Taiwan) Limited.

Ms Wong has 30 years of banking experience in the Greater China and Asia-Pacific region. She joined HSBC in 1992 and served in a number of senior management roles in Global Banking and Markets where she spearheaded projects and new businesses that have supported the expansion of HSBC's capital markets franchise in Asia. As a key management member of Global Banking and Markets, she was also responsible for the coverage of government and major Greater China corporate businesses in Hong Kong.

In 2009, Ms Wong was appointed Deputy Chief Executive Officer of HSBC China and was appointed its President and Chief Executive Officer in 2010. During her posting in China, she successfully led the expansion of the Group’s mainland China business, establishing HSBC as the largest foreign bank in China, and has played a key role in securing HSBC’s leading position in the internationalisation of the RMB.

Ms Wong was appointed a Group General Manager in January 2011 and became Deputy Chairman of HSBC China in January 2013. She is also a Director on the Board of HSBC Bank Canada and a Supervisor of HSBC Jintrust Fund Management Company Limited.

Ms Wong is the chairperson of the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC) Financial Services Advisory Committee as well as its Asian Financial Forum Steering Committee. She is also a member of the Banking Advisory Committee of the Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA) and the Treasury Markets Association.

Ms Wong is a member of the 12th Shanghai Committee of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference, an International Advisor to the Wuhan Municipal People’s Government and an International Senior Economic Consultant for the Shaanxi Provincial People’s Government. She is a member of the First Innovative Development Committee of the Shenzhen Stock Exchange and the Shanghai Chinese Overseas Friendship Association.

Ms Wong graduated from the University of Hong Kong in 1983 with a Bachelor’s degree in Social Sciences.
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Professor Y.C. Richard Wong, SBS, JP
Professor of Economics
The University of Hong Kong
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Professor Wong is Professor of Economics and Philip Wong Kennedy Wong Professor in Political Economy, and formerly the Deputy Vice-Chancellor at the University of Hong Kong.

He is active in advancing research on economic policy studies in Hong Kong and China through his work as founding Director of the Hong Kong Centre for Economic Research since 1987. He writes a weekly political economy column for the Hong Kong Economic Journal and South China Morning Post.

Although trained as a labour economist, Professor Wong’s main research interest now is in the political economy of public policy. His current research focuses are property and housing in Hong Kong and on the origins of deep contradictions in Hong Kong. His recently published books include:『香港深層次矛盾』,『香港長遠房屋策略和港人港地 』, Diversity and Occasional Anarchy: On Deep Economic and Social Contradictions in Hong Kong,『香港奇跡已經幻滅?』,『芝大經濟學 派與市場社會秩序』, Hong Kong Land for Hong Kong People: Fixing the Failures of Our Housing Policy,『面對不均再創奇蹟』.

He had served on numerous public bodies including the HK SAR Government's Exchange Fund Advisory Committee and Commission on Strategic Development - Committee on Economic Development and Economic Cooperation with the Mainland.

He was awarded the Silver Bauhinia Star in 1999 in recognition of his contributions in education, housing, industry and technology development and was appointed a Justice of the Peace in 2000 by the HKSAR Government.
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Dr Derek Yach
Chief Health Officer
Vitality Group
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Derek Yach (MBChB, MPH) focuses on advancing global health. He is Chief Health Officer of the Vitality Group, part of Discovery Holdings Ltd. Prior to that he was SVP Global Health and Agriculture Policy at PepsiCo. He has headed global health at the Rockefeller Foundation, has been a Professor of Global Health at Yale University, and is a former Executive Director for Noncommunicable Diseases and Mental Health of the World Health Organization (WHO). Dr. Yach serves on several advisory boards including those of the Clinton Global Initiative, the World Economic Forum and the Wellcome Trust.
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Dr Yang Tao
Assistant to the Director of the Institute of Finance;
Director of the Research Base for Industrial Finance;
Director of the Research Centre for Payments and Settlements under the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences
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Yang Tao is a researcher and an advisor to doctoral candidates. He is a certified accountant and lawyer in China and currently Assistant to the Director of the Institute of Finance, Director of the Research Base for Industrial Finance and Director of the Research Centre for Payments and Settlements under the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences. He also serves concurrently as Chief Economist of the Global Sharing Finance 100 Forum and Director of the China Blockchain Research Alliance. Dr. Yang’s research interests cover monetary and fiscal policies, financial markets, industry finance as well as payments and settlements.
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Mr Yuan Chunshen
General Manager, Capital Operation Department
Zhuhai Yinlong Energy Co., Ltd
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Ms Ksenia Yudaeva
First Deputy Governor
The Bank of Russia
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Ksenia Yudaeva is the First Deputy Governor of the Bank of Russia. Appointed in September 2013, Dr. Yudaeva is responsible for overseeing Financial Stability, Statistics, Research, Forecasting and International Cooperation. Prior to this role Dr. Yudaeva was the Russian G20 Sherpa leading Russia’s Presidency in G20 over 2013. Along with her Sherpa’s responsibilities Dr. Yudaeva served as Chief of Presidential Experts’ Directorate, providing expertise to the Russian President and developing strategic approaches on economic and social issues, both in domestic and foreign policy.

Before joining the Presidential Executive Office, Dr. Yudaeva served as Chief Economist and Director of the Center for Macroeconomic Research at Sberbank, the major credit institution in Russia. Previously Dr. Yudaeva held positions at several think-tanks in Russia, including the position of academic director of the Center for Strategic Research and scholarin-residence at the Carnegie Moscow Center. She also consulted the Russian Government as a member of its expert committees.

Dr. Yudaeva graduated from the Moscow State University with Diploma cum laude in Economics and Mathematics in 1992; from Moscow’s New Economic School (Master of Economics) in 1994; and received a Ph.D. in Economics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), USA, in 1998. She has authored numerous articles and press publications in both Russian and foreign media. Dr. Yudaeva has been also selected as World Economic Forum Young Global Leader.
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Mr Jason Yao
Chief Financial Officer
Ping An Insurance (Group) Company of China, Ltd
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Mr. Yao has been an Executive Director of Ping An Insurance (Group) Company of China since June 2009, and is the Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Chief Actuary of the Company. He is responsible for the group’s strategy development, corporate planning and financial reporting. Prior to his current role, he had also served as the Senior Vice President and various senior management positions within Ping An since he joined the company in 2001. Prior to that, he was a senior manager and consulting actuary at Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu in Hong Kong. Mr. Yao is a Fellow of Society of Actuaries (FSA) and holds an MBA degree from New York University.
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Mr Lei Zhang
Founder, Chairman & CEO
Hillhouse Capital Management Group
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Lei Zhang is the founder, Chairman and CEO of Hillhouse Capital Management Group. Founded by Zhang in 2005, Hillhouse Capital focuses on long-term fundamental equity investing. The firm invests in the consumer; technology; financial services; and health care sectors.

Zhang is a trustee of Yale University. Before attending Yale, where he earned an M.B.A and an M.A. in international relations, Zhang received his B.A. in economics from Renmin University of China, where he is vice chairman and trustee of the board.

Zhang has served on the boards of several of Asia’s leading companies, including JD.com, Qunar, and the Indonesian media conglomerate MNC Global Mediacom. He is a governing board member of the China-United States Exchange Foundation and serves on the Hong Kong Financial Services Development Council as well as the Steering Group on Financial Technologies. He established the Gaoli Academy at Renmin University to nurture and provide opportunities to rising executive talent.
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Mr Tao Zhang
Deputy Managing Director
International Monetary Fund
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Mr. Tao ZHANG assumed the role of Deputy Managing Director at the IMF on August 22, 2016. He brings extensive international economic expertise and experience in policymaking, including with international financial institutions, from his previous appointments as the Deputy Governor of the People’s Bank of China and IMF’s Executive Director for China from 2011 to 2015.

Prior to his position as the Deputy Governor, Mr. Zhang held a number of high-level positions in the People’s Bank of China: Director-General of the Legal Affairs Department; Director-General of the International Department; and, Director-General of Financial Survey and Statistics Department. Mr. Zhang also worked at the World Bank from 1995 to 1997 and at the Asian Development Bank from 1997 to 2004.

Mr. Zhang holds an M.A. and Ph.D. in International Economics from the University of California, Santa Cruz, as well as a B.S. in Electrical Engineering and an M.S. in Finance from Tsinghua University in Beijing.
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Mr Jonathan Zhao
Asia-Pacific Insurance Leader
Ernst & Young
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Jonathan is Managing Partner and Asia-Pacific Insurance Leader for EY based in Hong Kong. Jonathan has more than 20 years of extensive experience in advising insurance and financial services companies on complex strategic, risk management and business related issues. Jonathan moved from EY Chicago to Hong Kong in 2005 to provide leadership and enhance coordination and the knowledge transfer between EY Global and the EY Asia-Pacific practice. He became the Asia- Pacific Insurance Leader in 2012. Prior to joining EY, Jonathan worked at KPMG in Chicago and at Manulife Financial in Canada. Jonathan has extensive experience advising senior executives of major insurance companies in Asia-Pacific on ALM and risk management, financial reporting, performance analysis, embedded value, mergers and acquisitions, financial risk modeling and actuarial process transformation.
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Mr Zhou Jiangong
CEO
Yicai Media Group
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Zhou Jiangong is the Chief Executive Officer of Yicai Media Group (formerly branded China Business Network), a leading finance/business media group headquartered in Shanghai. He was the editor-in-chief of Forbes (China) Magazine and founded www.forbeschina.com. He also worked as a consultant with the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), a think tank based in Washington DC. He holds a master’s degree in international politics from Peking University and a master’s degree with concentration in international finance from the School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) at Johns Hopkins University.
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Ambassador Zhou Wenzhong
Secretary-General
Boao Forum for Asia
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Mr. Zhou Wenzhong, born in Jiangsu Province in August 1945, is a university graduate.

1970-1973 Staff member of the Beijing Diplomatic Service Bureau of the People’s Republic of China

1973-1975 Student at Bath University and London School of Economics of the United Kingdom

1975-1978 Staff member of the Department of Translation and Interpretation, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the People’s Republic of China

1978-1983 Attaché and then Third Secretary of the Embassy of the People’s Republic of China to the United States of America

1983-1987 Second Secretary, Deputy Division Director and then Division Director of the Department of Translation and Interpretation, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the People’s Republic of China

1987-1990 Deputy Consul General of the People’s Republic of China in San Francisco in the United States of America

1990-1993 Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the People’s Republic of China to Barbados and to Antigua and Barbuda

1993-1994 Deputy Director General of the Department of North American and Oceanian Affairs, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the People’s Republic of China

1994-1995 Consul General (Ambassadorial Rank) of the People’s Republic of China in Los Angeles in the United States of America

1995-1998 Minister and Deputy Chief of Mission of the Embassy of the People’s Republic of China to the United States of America

1998-2001 Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the People’s Republic of China to the Commonwealth of Australia

2001-2003 Assistant Minister, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the People’s Republic of China

2003-2005 Vice Minister, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the People’s Republic of China

2005-2010 Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the People’s Republic of to the United States of America

2010- Secretary-General, Boao Forum for Asia;Vice President, China-US People’s Friendship Association
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Mr Jaime Augusto Zobel de Ayala
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
Ayala Corporation
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Mr Jaime Augusto Zobel de Ayala is the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Ayala Corporation, the holding company of the oldest business group in the Philippines. Ayala Corporation has subsidiaries and affiliates in real estate development, telecommunications, banking and financial services, electronics manufacturing, water distribution, automotive dealerships, business process outsourcing and overseas real estate investments.

Apart from his responsibilities on the boards of the Ayala Group companies, Mr Zobel is a member of various international and local business and socio-civic organizations, including the JP Morgan International Council and Mitsubishi Corporation International Advisory Committee. He is also Chairman of the Harvard Business School Asia-Pacific Advisory Board, a member of the Harvard Global Advisory Council, Chairman Emeritus of the Asia Business Council, Chairman of the World Wildlife Fund Philippine Advisory Council, a member of board of trustees of Endeavor Philippines and the Singapore Management University (SMU). He is also the Philippine Representative to the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Business Advisory Council.

In 2007, he received the Harvard Business School Alumni Achievement Award, the school’s highest recognition. Mr Zobel is a 2009 recipient of the Presidential Medal of Merit, awarded by the President of the Republic of the Philippines for enhancing the prestige and honor of the Republic of the Philippines both at home and abroad. Subsequently, Mr Zobel was bestowed the Philippine Legion of Honor, with rank of Grand Commander, by the President of the Republic of the Philippines in recognition of his outstanding public service to the Republic.

Mr Zobel studied at Harvard University where he earned his BA in Economics (with honors) in 1981 and his MBA in 1987. He is married to Ms Elizabeth Eder Zobel de Ayala and has four children. He enjoys adventure motorcycling in his spare time.
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