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Mr Nicolas Aguzin
Chairman and CEO, Asia Pacific
JPMorgan Chase & Co
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Nicolas Aguzin is Chairman & CEO for J.P. Morgan in Asia Pacific where he is responsible for overseeing the firm’s overall activities in the region. Nicolas chairs the Asia Pacific Management Committee and is a member of the global Corporate & Investment Bank Management Committee.

Nicolas joined J.P. Morgan in 1990 in Buenos Aires and has spent his career advising clients on strategic cross-border and corporate finance transactions. Prior to his current role, Nicolas was CEO for J.P. Morgan in Latin America and led the firm’s investment banking business in the region. Nicolas also served as the firm’s Senior Country Officer for Brazil from 2008-2009 and earlier in his career held several senior investment banking roles in New York where he focused on mergers and acquisitions. During his career, he has lived and worked in New York, Buenos Aires and now Hong Kong.

Nicolas is a member of the Advisory Council of the Asia Society Hong Kong Center and a member of the Board of Trustees of the Asia Society. He also serves on the Board of Directors for MercadoLibre, Inc., Latin America’s leading e-commerce company, and is a member of the Asia Pacific Council of The Nature Conservancy.

Nicolas holds a bachelor degree in Economics from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and is fluent in Spanish, Portuguese and English.
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Mr Ashley Ian Alder, JP
Chief Executive Officer
Securities and Futures Commission
Chairman 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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Mr Henri Arslanian
Adjunct Associate Professor
The University of Hong Kong
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Henri Arslanian is the PwC FinTech & RegTech Lead for China and Hong Kong. He is also an Adjunct Associate Professor at the University of Hong Kong where he teaches graduate courses on Entrepreneurship in Finance as well as the first FinTech university course in Asia.

Henri is a TEDxspeaker, a published author and currently sits on several finance, academic, civil society, and FinTech related boards and advisory boards.

A member of the Milken Institute’s Young Leaders Circle, Henri has been awarded many industry and academic awards over the years from being named one of the 100 Most Influential Individuals in FinTech in Asia to being awarded the Governor General of Canada Gold Medal for Academic Excellence.

He is the co-Chair of the HKSFA FinTech Committee and co-Chair of the Financial Services Committee of the Canadian Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong. He is also a member of the FSDC FinTech working group advising the Hong Kong government on FinTech policies.

Before joining PwC, Henri was with a FinTech start-up and previously spent many years with an investment bank in Hong Kong. Henri started his career as a financial markets and funds lawyer in Canada and Hong Kong.

Henri speaks five languages including English, French, Armenian, Spanish and Mandarin Chinese.

He holds a Masters in Chinese Law from Tsinghua University; a joint Global Executive MBA from Columbia Business School, London Business School, and Hong Kong University; a Masters in Transnational Law from the University of Sherbrooke; and a Bachelor of Law from the University of Montreal (Dean’s List of Excellence).
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Mr Hecham Azzouz
Executive Director, Head of Market Making Stocks, APAC
BNP Paribas
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Hecham Azzouz is the head of Market Making Stocks in BNP Paribas Hong Kong. With more than 15 years of experience, he has held different positions in the quantitative trading space in Europe and Asia. Hecham also has a background in information technology and data science. He holds an engineering degree in econometrics and applied mathematics from ENSIMAG (France).
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Ms Inga Beale DBE
Chief Executive Officer
Lloyd’s
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Inga Beale joined Lloyd’s in January 2014. Previously she was Group Chief Executive of Canopius, a prominent Lloyd’s managing agent. Prior to that she spent four years with Zurich Insurance, including a period as Global Chief Underwriting Officer. She was Group CEO of Converium Ltd, the Swiss mid-sized independent reinsurance company and, while there, she led a major turnaround of the business before it was acquired by SCOR in 2007. She started her career as an Underwriter with Prudential before spending 14 years in a variety of international roles for GE Insurance Solutions. She is a member of the UK Government’s Financial Services Trade and Investment Board and the London Mayor’s Business Advisory Board. In July 2016 she also joined the Board of the UK Chartered Insurance Institute.
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Mr Bi Mingjian
CEO and Chairman of Management Committee
China International Capital Corporation Limited
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Mr. Bi Mingjian, CEO and Chairman of Management Committee of CICC, participated in the founding of CICC in 1995. Mr. BI served as Deputy CEO, Member of CICC Management Committee, Acting Chairman of Management Committee, Co-head of Investment Banking, Co-COO, and senior advisor during his career in CICC. He led most CICC milestone deals, such as China Mobile, China Unicom, Sinopec, Chinalco, ICBC and China Life.

Prior to re-joining CICC, Mr. Bi was the Managing Partner of HOPU Investments, overseeing the firm’s operation including fundraising, investment and daily operation from March 2012. Peviously, Mr. BI had served in World Bank,China Construction Bank , etc., for around eighteen years. Mr.BI graduated from Huadong University in 1978 and obtained his MBA from George Mason University in May 1993.
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Ms Diana Cesar
Group General Manager and Chief Executive, Hong Kong
The Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation
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Diana Cesar, Group General Manager of HSBC Group, is Chief Executive for Hong Kong and a member of the Executive Committee for The Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation Limited.

During her career with HSBC, Ms Cesar has held leadership roles in Marketing, Cards and Loans, Mortgages, Distribution Strategy and Consumer Propositions in Hong Kong and across Asia-Pacific. Before being appointed Chief Executive for Hong Kong in September 2015, Ms Cesar had been Head of Retail Banking and Wealth Management for Hong Kong since 2011.

Ms Cesar first joined HSBC in 1999 and was appointed Head of Distribution and Product Development in 2003 with responsibility for establishing retail distribution infrastructure throughout Asia-Pacific. She was named Head of General Banking in 2007, managing all general retail banking portfolios including deposits, mortgages, credit cards and consumer assets in Hong Kong.

Before joining HSBC, Ms Cesar held various senior positions in Marketing and Customer Relations with a number of large multinational organisations.

Ms Cesar graduated from the University of Toronto with a double major in Commerce and Social Sciences.

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The Hon Mrs Laura M Cha, GBM, GBS, JP
Chairman
Financial Services Development Council, Hong Kong
Non-Executive Director
HSBC Holdings plc.
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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 Assets Management AB, and a member of Sotheby’s International Advisory Board.

Mrs. Cha has previously served as Independent Non-Executive Director of Johnson Electric Holdings Limited (2004-2009); Baoshan Iron & Steel Co Ltd (2006-2009), Tata Consultancy Services Limited (2006-2012) and Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Limited (2008-2011).

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, Vice Chairman of the International Advisory Council of CSRC, and a member of the International Advisory Council of the China Banking Regulatory Commission.

Mrs. Cha earned her 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, a Gold Bauhinia Star in 2009, and the Grand Bauhinia Medal in 2017 by the Hong Kong Government for her public service.

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Mr Donald Chan
Head of Asia
BondIT
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Based in Hong Kong, Donald launches tech startups in Asia. He co-founded BondIT Asia in 2015 and manages the company's operations.

Prior to BondIT, Donald managed Freightos' Asia business and developed a forwarder-shipper network between China and the US. He oversaw the Freightos' growth from inception to one of the world's leading online freight marketplace and quotation solution.

Donald began his career in Singapore Economic Development Board where he managed and promoted semiconductor industry projects. He represented Singapore in international business development ranging from emerging markets in Southeast Asia, to emerging technology hubs in North Asia, Oceania, and Israel.

Donald graduated Summa Cum Laude from University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, with a bachelor degree in electrical engineering. He holds master’s degree in engineering from Princeton University.
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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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The Hon Paul Chan Mo-po, GBM, GBS, MH, JP
Financial Secretary
The Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of the People’s Republic of China
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Mr Chan is a Certified Public Accountant. He is a former President of the Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants and a former Chairman of The Association of Chartered Certified Accountants, Hong Kong.

Before joining the Government, Mr Chan held a number of public service positions including member of the Legislative Council; Chairman of Legal Aid Services Council; Board Member of the West Kowloon Cultural District Authority; non-official member of the Strategic Development Commission and Council Member of the Chinese University of Hong Kong.

Mr Chan served as Secretary for Development of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government from July 2012 to January 2017. He was appointed Financial Secretary on 16 January, 2017.
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Mr Ronnie C. Chan, GBM
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 publicly listed in Hong Kong. Founded in Hong Kong in 1960, the Group expanded into mainland China in 1992, developing, owning and managing world-class commercial complexes in key tier one and tier two cities. Mr. Chan co-founded Morningside, an international investment group established in 1986 with venture capital and private equity investments in manufacturing, TMT, biotechnology, and clean technology. In 1996, he co-founded the Morningside Center of Mathematics at the Chinese Academy of Sciences and helped establish the triennial International Congress of Chinese Mathematicians where Morningside Medal of Mathematics are awarded. In 1997, he helped found the North America based Morningside Music Bridge for young classical musicians. Mr. Chan is active in many other non-profit and educational organizations. Mr. Chan is Chairman of the Executive Committee of The Better Hong Kong Foundation. He founded and chairs the China Heritage Fund, is a co-founding Director of The Forbidden City Cultural Heritage Conservation Foundation in Beijing, and is former Vice President and former Advisor of the China Development Research Foundation in Beijing. He is founding Chairman of the Centre for Asian Philanthropy and Society, and founding Chairman Emeritus of Asia Business Council. He is also former Chairman of the Hong Kong-United States Business Council, and former Chairman of the Executive Committee of One Country Two Systems Research Institute. Mr. Chan is Chairman Emeritus of Asia Society and Chairman of its Hong Kong Center, a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, the National Committee on United States-China Relations, and Committee of 100. He serves or has served on the governing or advisory bodies of several think tanks and universities, including Peterson Institute for International Economics, World Economic Forum, East-West Center, Pacific Council on International Policy, Eisenhower Fellowships, The Maureen and Mike Mansfield Foundation, University of Southern California, Indian School of Business, Yale University, Tsinghua University, and Fudan University. Mr. Chan is a frequent speaker at named lectureships and international conferences and has published numerous articles in Financial Times, International Herald Tribune, Newsweek, Fortune, Asian Wall Street Journal, Far Eastern Economic Review, and Japan Times.
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Mr Raymund Chao
Asia Pacific and Greater China Chairman
PwC
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Raymund Chao is PwC Asia Pacific and Greater China Chairman. He is one of the five senior partners on PwC's Global Network Leadership team that sets the overall strategy for the PwC Network.

With over 30 years of professional experience, he has provided audit and business advisory services to both state-owned and private enterprises in Hong Kong and in Mainland China. Raymund has been involved in a number of onshore and offshore initial public offerings (IPO), debt financing, corporate restructuring, and merger and acquisition transactions. During the past ten years or so, he has been heavily involved in promoting corporate governance and systems of internal control for enterprises.

Raymund began his career in Toronto, Canada in 1984 and returned to Hong Kong, where he was born and raised, in 1992. He relocated to Beijing, China in 2003 and became PwC’s China Assurance Leader in 2005. From 2011, he became PwC’s Assurance Leader for Asia Pacific.

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 was commended by Beijing 2022 Olympic Winter Games Bid Committee for his valuable contribution to the bid for the XXIV Olympic Winter Games. He was a torchbearer in the Youth Olympic Games in Nanjing. Raymund is a co-founder and sponsor of the Quan Yuan Orphanage for disabled children.

Raymund is a Chartered Accountant in Canada and a Certified Public Accountant (practicing) in Hong Kong.
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Dr Toa Charm
Chief Public Mission Officer
Hong Kong Cyberport Management Company Limited
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Dr Toa Charm, DBA MA, BSc, MHKCS, CBIP, joined Cyberport Hong Kong as the Chief Public Mission Officer in June 2016. As the CPMO of Cyberport, Dr Charm reports to the CEO of Cyberport and serves as a strategic partner in developing strategies and related initiatives to deliver Cyberport’s public mission.

With more than 25 years of leadership and extensive experience in FinTech, big data, business intelligence, and enterprise solutions, Dr Charm brings with him a wealth of experience from private consultancy, public administration, and academic sectors. He has built strong connections with the tech industry and served on a number of advisory boards of universities, start-up communities, NGOs, and other trade organisations including Hong Kong Computer Society, Tung Wah Hospital Group, City University of Hong Kong, and Hong Kong Trade Development Council. He is the EXCO member and Vice President (Innovation and Technology Application) of Hong Kong Computer Society, Founder and Chairperson of Business Intelligence and Big Data, and Founder and Chairperson of FinTech SIG of Hong Kong Computer Society. Dr Charm also served at widely-recognised tech industry players, such as being the associate partner of IBM Global Business Services Greater China, general manager of Oracle, general manager of Kingdee, and regional head of BI Competence Centre for HSBC Asia Pacific.

Dr Charm holds a Doctor of Business Administration degree from the City University of Hong Kong, a Master’s degree in Business Administration from the University of Iowa, and a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science from the Minnesota State University.
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Mr Sanjeev Chatrath
Managing Director, Region Head, Asia, Financial & Risk
Thomson Reuters
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Sanjeev Chatrath is the Region Head and Managing Director of Financial & Risk, Thomson Reuters – covering Asia Pacific and Japan. He is responsible for client business in the region encompassing end to end client experience, account management, market development, Go to Market regional strategy, sales, operations, and technical functions. Sanjeev is a member of the Global Operating Committee for Thomson Reuters, and F&R.

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

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

Sanjeev is a member of the Board of Governors of American Chamber of Commerce Hong Kong, Board Member of ASIFMA (Asia Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association), co-chair of the Male Allies in Hong Kong, and a member of 30% Club supporting gender diversity in Hong Kong boards.
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Mr Daryl Cheng
Senior Vice President, Management Information Systems
MassMutual Asia Ltd.
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Daryl has more than 20 years’ experience in Information Technology field. He has worked for MassMutual Asia since 2001 and currently holds the position of Senior Vice President of Management Information Systems. Daryl previously held technical managers positions in several insurance and financial enterprises. With international perspective and rich experience in project and professional IT knowledge, Daryl made outstanding contributions in the establishment, implementation and operation of various financial IT projects.
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Ms Ginger Cheng
Managing Director, Head, Large and Mid-cap Corporates, Institutional Banking Group
DBS Bank (China) Limited
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Ms Ginger Cheng is DBS Bank’s Managing Director and Large and Mid-Cap Hong Kong & China Corporates Head of Institutional Banking Group. She joined DBS in 2001.

Ms Cheng is responsible for the client relationship management for large and med-cap companies and conglomerates in both China and Hong Kong. Her team provides both corporate and investment banking products and services to the Hong Kong blue-chip, large PRC state-owned and private-owned corporate clients in various industries, including petrochemical, trading, real estate, consumer products, telecommunication, commodity, transportation, infrastructure and utility.

Ms Cheng has over 20 years of extensive experience in syndicated lending and corporate banking businesses. Before taking up her current position, Ms Cheng was the Managing Director of DBS’ Institutional Banking Group and chaired the client relationship management for large PRC companies. She was also the Managing Director of Syndicated Finance of the bank, responsible for the origination and structuring of syndicated transactions in the region. Prior to joining DBS, Ms Cheng had held senior management positions in Syndicated Finance – Asia at Bank of America.

Ms Cheng was born and received her primary and secondary education in Beijing. She holds a Bachelor of Business Administration Degree of The Chinese University of Hong Kong.
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Ms Susie Cheung
Co-Convener
Asia-Pacific Structured Finance Association
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•Founder Member and Co-Convenor, The Asia-Pacific Structured Finance Association Limited (APSA)

•Director of Board& Executive Secretary, General China Securitization Forum

•Adjunct Professor, The University of Hong Kong, Dept. of Civil Engineering

•Member of the Human Capital Committee, Hong Kong Financial Services Development Council

•Chief Legal Counsel and Company, Secretary CUHK Medical Centre Limited

•Former General Counsel and Company Secretary, The Hong Kong Mortgage Corporation Limited

•Honorary Fellow, The Asian Institute of International Financial Law (AIIFL)



Susie Cheung is the Co-Convenor and a Founder Member of The Asia-Pacific Structured Finance Association Limited (APSA) which was established in 2006. As a Director of Board of the China Securitisation Forum (CSF), and also its Executive Secretary General, Susie has a specific focus to help promote the cross-border securitisation between China and Hong Kong. At present, Susie is the Chief Legal Counsel and Company Secretary of CUHK Medical Centre Limited. Susie was the former General Counsel and Company Secretary of the Hong Kong Mortgage Corporation Limited (HKMC), a corporation owned by the Exchange Fund of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (Hong Kong) and managed by the Hong Kong Monetary Authority, for over 18 years since its establishment in 1997.

As former General Counsel of the HKMC, Susie had made significant contributions to development of the debt issuance and mortgage-backed securitisation industry in Hong Kong. As a member of the Financial Services and the Treasury Bureau's Working Group on Debt Market Reform (2002), Susie helped to facilitate the issuance mechanism of debt securities by corporations in Hong Kong. Susie was responsible for overseeing the structuring and legal documentation of the various debt and mortgage-backed securities (MBS) programmes launched by the HKMC to help promote development of the local debt and mortgage-backed securities (MBS) markets in Hong Kong.

Susie is qualified as a solicitor of the Supreme Court of England and Wales, and also the High Court of the Hong Kong SAR. She obtained her LL.B and LL.M from University College, London. She is a Fellow of the Hong Kong Institute of Directors, and a former Council Member and Chairperson of the Membership Committee of the Hong Kong Institute of Chartered Secretaries. Susie is privileged to have served as Company Secretary to 4 Financial Secretaries of Hong Kong who, ex officio, became Chairman of the Board of the HKMC. Susie received the "Outstanding Achievement-- Asia Women in Business Law Awards 2012" in recognition of her contributions in launching a set of Model Mortgage Origination documents for the residential mortgage lending industry in Hong Kong, and for the legal counselling arrangement for the elderly which she helped to structure and promote under the Reverse Mortgage Programme in Hong Kong.
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Mr Victor L L Chu
Chairman & CEO
First Eastern Investment Group
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Victor Chu was born in Canton, China and came to Hong Kong at the age of four. He received his early education in Hong Kong and England, and took his law degree at University College London where he is now a honorary fellow.

Mr Chu is Chairman of First Eastern Investment Group, a leading Hong Kong-based international investment firm and a pioneer of private equity investments in China. He is also a Co-Founder and Director of Peach Aviation in Japan.

Over the last 30 years, Victor Chu has at various times served as Director and Council Member of the Hong Kong Stock Exchange, Member of the Hong Kong Takeovers and Mergers Panel, Advisory Committee Member of the Securities and Futures Commission, and part-time member of Hong Kong Government’s Central Policy Unit. Mr Chu has also served as a Foundation Board Member of the World Economic Forum from 2003 to 2015 and currently co-chairs the Forum’s International Business Council. He is Chairman of the Hong Kong-Europe Business Council.

Mr Chu is admitted to practise law in England and Hong Kong. Since 1982 he has practised in the field of corporate, commercial and securities laws, with special emphasis on China and regional investment transactions. He served as Deputy Secretary-General of the International Bar Association (IBA) from 1995 to 2000.

Victor Chu has served on the Governing Council of University College London and the Foreign Affairs University of China. He is a Trustee of Asia House in London and Hong Kong, as well as a member of the advisory boards of Chatham House, the Oxford Martin School and the Atlantic Council of the USA.

Mr Chu was awarded the 2011 Global Economy Prize by the Kiel Institute for the World Economy.
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Mr Bob Cracknell
Head of Solutions Sales, ASEAN, Financial & Risk
Thomson Reuters
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Bob Cracknell leads Solutions Sales in ASEAN for the Financial & Risk division of Thomson Reuters. His love of travel inspired him to emigrate to Asia in 2004, to India initially and then in 2006 to Singapore, where he now lives with his wife and family. Bob currently heads a solutions team working with Asset Managers, Investment Banks, Brokers, MNCs, Exchanges, Regulators and Central Banks, designing and implementing innovative solutions to industry challenges, from seeking alpha to managing risk. Before moving to Asia, Bob was based in the UK and worked in a wide variety of Data, Consulting and Program Management roles. As a passionate advocate of open platforms and innovation at Thomson Reuters, Bob leads many of the firm’s client engagements in areas such as leveraging Cloud for Data as a Service and working on Thomson Reuters Big Open Linked Data program. In addition to his keen interest in technology, Bob has a love for languages and graduated from Exeter University with combined honours in French and Russian.
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Dr Andreas Dombret
Member of the Executive Board
Deutsche Bundesbank
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Dr Andreas Dombret was born on 16 January 1960 in the USA to German parents. After completing his “Abitur” (senior school-leaving certificate) at the Neusprachliches Gymnasium in Ahlen, North Rhine-Westphalia, he trained as a bank clerk with Dresdner Bank before studying business management at the Westfälische Wilhelms University in Münster. He was awarded his PhD by the Friedrich-Alexander University in Erlangen-Nuremberg. From 1987 to 1991, he worked at Deutsche Bank’s Head Office in Frankfurt as a manager with the power of procuration. From 1992 to 2002, he worked at JP Morgan in Frankfurt and London, from 1999 as a Managing Director. From 2002 to 2005, he was the Co-Head of Rothschild Germany located in Frankfurt and London, before serving Bank of America as Vice Chairman for Europe and Head for Germany, Austria and Switzerland between 2005 and 2009. He was awarded an honorary professorship from the European Business School in Oestrich-Winkel in 2009. Since May 2010, he has been a member of the Executive Board of the Deutsche Bundesbank with currently responsibility for Banking and Financial Supervision, Economic Education, University of Applied Sciences and Technical Central Bank Cooperation, Risk Controlling and the Bundesbank’s Representatives Offices abroad. He is also responsible for IMF (Deputy of the Bundesbank), Financial Stability Commission (FSC) (Member), Supervisory Board (SSM) (Member), Basel Committee on Banking Supervision (BCDS) (Member of the Bundesbank) and Bank for International Settlements, Basel (Board of Directors).
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Mr Fang Fenglei
Founder and Chairman
Hopu Investment Management Co
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Fang Fenglei is the founder and chairman of Hopu Investment Management Co and Chairman of Goldman Sachs Gaohua Securities. Previously, he served as deputy chief executive of China International Capital Corporation (CICC), Chief Executive Officer of BOC International Holdings Ltd and Chief Executive Officer of ICEA Finance Holdings Limited.

Mr. Fang has served in the Ministry of Foreign Trade and Economic Cooperation as well as several regional companies. In the past two decades he has had extensive experience sourcing and structuring transactions such as China Telecom’s acquisition of equity stakes in Hong Kong Telecom; the initial public listings of China Mobile, China Telecom, China Unicom, China Netcom, PetroChina and SinoPec; and overseeing mergers and acquisitions such as Pacific Century Cyber Works’ acquisition of Hong Kong Telecom and China National Offshore Oil Corporation’s acquisition of a major oilfield in Nigeria.

Mr. Fang was recognized as one of the “Top Ten Influential Leaders of China’s Capital Market” by Financial Asia and was awarded “Asian Financial Service Development Outstanding Achievement” by Euromoney. He is also the Vice-Chairman of the Board of Teach for China, China Advisory Board Member for the Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, and International Committee Member for the Kennedy Center for the Arts. Mr Fang is also founder of the Duancun School in Hebei and the Fuxi School in Gansu. Mr. Fang graduated from Zhongshan (Sun Yat-sen) University with a B.A. in Chinese and Economics. He also received a Harvard Business School Executive Education certificate from the Advanced Management Program.
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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 an international business leader, thought leader and philanthropist, who holds professional and civic appointments in Hong Kong, the Chinese Mainland and overseas.

He is Group Chairman of the Fung Group, a Hong Kong-based multinational which comprises 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. Dr. Fung played a leading role in driving the development of the supply chain infrastructure at Li & Fung Limited, which has enabled it to become the leading consumer goods design, development, sourcing, and logistics company for major retailers and brands around the world.

Dr. Fung holds independent non-executive Directorships with China Petrochemical Corporation (People's Republic of China), Chow Tai Fook Jewellery Group Limited (Hong Kong) and Koc Holding A.S. (Turkey). He is also Chairman of the Asia Advisory Board of Prudential Financial, Inc (USA).

In July 2015, Dr. Fung became 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.

Also in Hong Kong, Dr. Fung is a member of the Economic Development Commission of the Hong Kong Government and Chairman of the Steering Committee on the Hong Kong Scholarship for Excellence Scheme. He is a former 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, a member of the International Business Leaders Advisory Council for the Mayor of Beijing, and an economic advisor to the People's Government of Nanjing. He also is an Honorary Trustee of Peking University, a member of the Advisory Board of the School of Economics and Management of Tsinghua University and an Honorary Professor of Renmin University. He was Vice-Chairman of the China Centre for International Economic Exchanges (2009-2014).

Internationally, Dr. Fung played a leadership role from 2007 in the Paris-based International Chamber of Commerce, of which he was Chairman from 2008 to 2010. From 2012 to 2013, he was a member of the World Trade Organisation's Panel On Defining The Future of Trade.

Born and raised in Hong Kong, Dr. Fung holds Bachelor and Master Degrees in Electrical Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. After gaining his Doctorate in Business Economics from Harvard University, he taught as a professor at Harvard Business School before returning to the family business in Hong Kong in 1976.

Dr. Fung is married with three adult children.
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Ms Audrey Goh
Director of Asset Allocation & Portfolio Solutions, Wealth Management Group
Standard Chartered Bank
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Audrey Goh is Director of Asset Allocation & Portfolio Solutions at Standard Chartered Bank’s Wealth Management Group, where she works in a team responsible for asset allocation and investment advice. She has over 15 years of investments and portfolio management experience in Asia.

Her previous roles have included Associate Director of portfolio management at PineBridge Investments (previously known as AIG Global Investments), where she was responsible for stock selection and asset allocation for Asia Ex-Japan equities with a focus on Singapore. Prior to this, she worked in Taiwan as an equity analyst in the technology space.

Audrey is now based in Singapore and has previously lived in Taiwan and Europe. She is a Chartered Financial Analyst and holds a BBA (Finance) from the National University of Singapore. She regularly contributes her views to the region’s newspapers and magazines.
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Mr Pierre Gramegna
Minister of Finance
Luxembourg
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Pierre Gramegna was born on 22 April 1958 in Esch-sur-Alzette. He pursued studies in law and economics at the Université Panthéon-Assas (Paris II) and completed his post-university education with a postgraduate diploma of advanced studies in European Union law.

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

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

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

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

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

In 2003, Pierre Gramegna took up the position of director general of the Chamber of Commerce. Prior to joining the government, Pierre Gramegna was also member of the executive board of several companies, including Cargolux Airlines International SA and the Luxembourg Stock Exchange.
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Mr Stuart T Gulliver
Group Chief Executive
HSBC Holdings plc
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Stuart Gulliver is Group Chief Executive of HSBC Holdings plc. He is also Chairman of The Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation Limited.

Mr Gulliver joined HSBC in 1980 and has held a number of key roles in the Group’s operations worldwide, including postings in London, Hong Kong, Tokyo, Kuala Lumpur and the United Arab Emirates.

Before his appointment as Group Chief Executive of HSBC Holdings plc in January 2011, he was Chairman of Europe, Middle East and Global Businesses of HSBC Holdings plc. He was appointed Chief Executive of Global Banking and Markets in May 2006. He has also served as Chairman of HSBC France, Deputy Chairman of Trinkaus & Burkhardt AG and on the boards of HSBC Bank plc, HSBC Bank Middle East Limited, HSBC USA Inc. and HSBC Bank USA, N.A.

Mr Gulliver is a member of the International Advisory Panel of the Monetary Authority of Singapore and of the International Advisory Council of the China Banking Regulatory Commission of the People's Republic of China. He is also a member of the Global Commission on the Economy and Climate and a member of the World Economic Forum’s CEO Climate Leaders.

Mr Gulliver was awarded the Condecoracion de la Orden Mexicana del Aguila Azteca in 2017.

Mr Gulliver holds a law degree from Oxford University.
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Mr Björn Gülsdorff
Chief Business Development Officer
Creative Virtual Ltd
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Björn Gülsdorff is a physicist by education, but was working on automated conversations already during his time as a researcher at the Institute for Theoretical Neurophysics in Bremen, which makes him involved with AI and ChatBots since the last millennium. Having worked in leading positions in departments as varied as Knowledge Engineering, Project management & Operations, Partner management, Product Development and as CEO of Chatbot-Pioneer kiwilogic, he knows the world of Virtual Assistants from nearly every angle. At Creative Virtual (since 2013) he oversees as Chief Business Development Officer the expansion into new markets and connects partner, clients and product development to shape Creative Virtual’s Roadmap.
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Ms Melissa Guzy
Founder and Managing Partner
Arbor Ventures
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Melissa Guzy is the Founder and Managing Partner of Arbor Ventures and has more than 25 years of experience as an entrepreneur in Silicon Valley and as a venture investor in Asia and Silicon Valley. Previously from 2001-2012, Melissa was a Managing Director and member of the Investment Committee at VantagePoint Capital Partners. Prior investments include Finisar (NASDAQ: FNSR), Pure Digital (acquired by Cisco), Oxford Semiconductor ( Acquired by PLX), iWatt ( acquired by Dialogics. Melissa’s current boards include DeMyst.data and Paidy.)

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 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 a member of the Venture Operating Committee for HKVCA, a Hopkins Fellow and participated in the Women’s Leadership Program at Harvard University.
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Mr Aart Jan den Hartog
Country Manager Greater China & Mongolia
ING Bank N.V.
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Aart was appointed Country Manager Greater China and Mongolia in January 2015. The branches in Beijing, Hong Kong, Shanghai, Taipei and the representative office in Ulaanbaatar report directly to him. Aart was based in Shanghai from 2015 to 2017 where he also assumed Branch Management for the Shanghai Branch. He relocated in August 2017 to Hong Kong where he continues to be responsible for driving ING Bank’s growth strategy for the Greater China region.

Aart has more than 26 years’ experience in the finance industry, in front office and risk management, in Europe and Asia. He has successfully managed high performing and multicultural teams across geographies.

Aart has extensive expertise in origination, structuring, execution and/or restructuring of project finance, corporate and debt capital market products across a range of industries (including natural resources, telecom & media, power & utilities, infrastructure and real estate).

Aart first joined ING in 1995 in Amsterdam in the Energy Finance team and was subsequently expatriated to London to set up the Energy Finance desk as part of ING Barings. Between 1998 and 2005 he worked in the banking and asset management divisions of NIB Capital. This was followed by Robeco Alternative Investments, where he was responsible for developing third-party distribution networks across Europe and Asia. Aart started his banking career at Credit Lyonnais Bank in The Netherlands where he worked from 1991 to 1995.

Aart re-joined ING in 2005 based out of Singapore, first as Head of Structured Finance Risk Management Asia, followed by Head of Structured Acquisition Finance and Sponsor Coverage Asia and subsequently as Head of Real Estate Finance Asia.

Aart holds a LL.M in Dutch Law from Radboud University Nijmegen, The Netherlands and an Executive MBA from Nyenrode University, Netherlands and the Simon Graduate School of Business, Rochester, USA.
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Ms Bianca Ho
Co-founder and COO
Clare.AI
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Bianca Ho is the co-founder and COO of Clare.AI. Award winning Clare.AI builds industry-specific conversational digital assistant that understands 10+ Asian languages across multiple platforms. We empower enterprises to engage their customers in a natural and reliable way at-scale.

She was formerly business development manager of Zendesk, responsible for their expansion into China market. She worked closely with Zendesk’s executive team on developing and executing the strategy.

She started her career in JP Morgan Private Banking servicing the ultra high net worth clients in Hong Kong.

She previously co-founded Dotkids, a startup aiming to create a children friendly space online by applying for .kids domain name. She is also a active youth advocate in Internet governance, and is selected as one of the youngest members of the Multistakeholder Advisory Group in the United Nations Internet Governance Forum (“UNIGF”).
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Dr Yifan Hu
Regional Chief Investment Officer & Chief China Economist
UBS Wealth Management
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Dr Yifan Hu joins us as Regional CIO Greater China & Chief China Economist. She 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. Working alongside the investment teams globally and in Asia Pacific, Yifan is helping shape CIO's macroeconomic and investment views on China.

Yifan has held several Chief Economist positions since 2007, most recently at Haitong International where she was tasked with leading H-share equity research. Prior to this role, Yifan worked as a Chief Economist at CITIC Securities, China Economist at France's Natixis, and China Strategist at Merrill Lynch. Her views and columns can be found in leading financial media.

Prior to that, Yifan was an Assistant Professor at the School of Business and Economics at the University of Hong Kong and published extensively in the international and Chinese academic journals. Yifan has considerable experiences in research and consulting, and served in various prestigious organizations including the World Bank and The Peterson Institute for International Economics (PIIE) in Washington D.C

Yifan received her Ph.D in Economics from Georgetown University and B.S. in Economics from Zhejiang University.
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Mr Hu Huaibang
Chairman
China Development Bank Corporation
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Mr Hu Huaibang was born in 1955 in Luyi, Henan Province. He holds a PhD in Economics, and was a professor and a doctoral tutor at Xi'an Jiaotong University, University of International Business and Economics (UIBE), and Northwest University.

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

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

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

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

January 2005 - September 2007, CBRC Vice Chairman;

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

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

April 2013 until now, Chairman of the China Development Bank.
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Mr Benjamin Hung Pi Cheng, BBS, JP
Regional Chief Executive Officer, Greater China & North Asia; Chief Executive Officer, Retail Banking
Standard Chartered Bank
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Mr Hung is the Regional CEO for Greater China and North Asia and the CEO of Retail Banking business globally for Standard Chartered Bank. He also sits on the Group’s Management Team and is the chairman of SCB (Hong Kong) Ltd, SCB (China) Ltd and SCB (Taiwan) Ltd respectively. 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.

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 and HKTDC Belt and Road Committee. He is also a member of the Board of Directors of the Community Chest. He was previously the chairman of Hong Kong Association of Banks, and a board member of the Hong Kong Airport Authority, the Hong Kong Hospital Authority and a Council Member of the University of Hong Kong.

He holds a Masters degree in Business Administration and is married with two children.
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Mr Jin Liqun
President and Chairman
Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank
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Mr. Jin Liqun is the inaugural President and Chairman of the Board of Directors. Before being elected as the Bank’s first president, Mr. Jin served as Secretary-General of the Multilateral Interim Secretariat tasked with establishing the Bank.

Immediately prior to assuming the role of Secretary-General of the MIS, Mr. Jin was Chairman of China International Capital Corporation Limited, China’s first joint-venture investment bank. From 2008 to 2013, he served as Chairman of the Supervisory Board, China Investment Corporation (CIC). From 2009 to 2012, Mr. Jin served first as Deputy Chairman, and subsequently as Chairman of the International Forum of Sovereign Wealth Funds (IFSWF).

From 2003 to 2008, Mr. Jin was Vice President, and then Ranking Vice President, of the Asian Development Bank (ADB), in charge of programs for South, Central and West Asia, and private sector operations.

Mr. Jin joined the Ministry of Finance in 1980, where he served as Director General and Assistant Minister, and became Vice Minister in 1998. He was also a Member of the State Monetary Policy Committee. Earlier in his career, Mr. Jin served as Alternate Executive Director for China at the World Bank and at the Global Environment Facility as well as Alternate Governor for China at the ADB.

Mr. Jin holds an M. A. degree in English Literature from Beijing Institute of Foreign Languages (now Beijing Foreign Studies University). He was also a Hubert Humphrey Fellow in the Economics Graduate Program at Boston University from 1987 to 1988. He is a national of the People’s Republic of China.
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Mme. Pacita U. Juan
Chairwoman
ASEAN Women Entrepreneurs Network
President
ECHOstore Sustainable Lifestyle
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Social Entrepreneur. Green Advocate. Coffee Crusader and Advocate for Women Empowerment through business.

She has started many businesses and among them are : a coffee shop chain, a Filipino quick service restaurant, a farm to table restaurant and a natural and organic store called ECHOstore(www.echostore.ph), which now has 9 branches and is on its 9th year.

She also co-founded GREAT WOMEN Showroom and Café which now plans to expand to the ASEAN region (www.greatwomenasean.com).

She is the Chair of the Women’s Business Council of the Philippines (WomenbizPH) and the ASEAN Women Entrepreneurs Network (AWEN). She also is the Founder of the PH chapters of International Women’s Coffee Alliance (IWCA) ,the Women Corporate Directors (WCD), and Slow Food Manila. She now also serves as Councilor for the Slow Food International Congress representing Southeast Asia.

She is also President and Co-Chair of the Philippine Coffee Board,Inc.(PCBI),(www.philcoffeeboard.com) ,a member of the ASEAN Coffee Federation.

She writes for Starweek magazine, the Philippine Tatler’s Traveller magazine and online portal ph.asiatatler.com, and writes a weekly commentary in www.manilaspeak.com
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Mr Peter Kažimír
Minister of Finance
Slovak Republic
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Peter Kažimír was born on June 28, 1968 in Košice, Slovak Republic. He graduated at the University of Economics in Bratislava, major subject: foreign trade.

Mr. Kažimír is serving his second consecutive four-year term as finance minister after being reappointed in March 2016, focusing on key priorities such as – fight against tax fraud & evasion, structural reforms, enhancing use of public funds via projects like value for money and many more.

From 1993 to 2006, Mr. Kažimír worked in the field of industrial real estate and business restructuring. Between 2001 – 2006 he was a member of the Supervisory Board at the DDP Credit Suisse Life and Pensions. In 2006, Mr. Kažimír was appointed State Secretary of the Ministry of Finance of the Slovak Republic. In this period, he was also a Chairman of the Supervisory Board at the National Nuclear Fund. From 2010 to 2012, he was a Member of Parliament and Vice-Chairman of the Finance and Budget Committee. Mr. Kažimír was three times elected Member of Parliament and since 2010 he has been also the Vice-Chairman of Social Democrats (SMER-SD). In April 2012, Mr. Kažimír was appointed Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance of the Slovak Republic.

In the second half of the last year, during Slovakia’s Presidency in the Council of the European Union, Mr. Kažimír, officially represented the EU and the Eurogroup at the G20, G7 meetings as well as the annual meeting of the International Monetary Fund.



Twitter: @KazimirPeter
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Mr Alex Kong
Founder and Chairman
TNG FinTech Group
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Alex Kong is the Founder and Chairman of TNG FinTech Group, which offers the next generation financial services to the 1.2 billion unbanked population in Asia through its various e-wallet platforms under the Global E-Wallet Alliance, including TNG Wallet, PhiliPurse, INDompet, XIN Wallet and others.

In Alex’s leadership, TNG Wallet has recorded rapid development in both user base and transaction volumes, with transactions exceeding USD1 billion in the first two years of launch.

Alex's vision and mission is to provide financial inclusion to the unbanked populations around the world.
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Mr Nicholas Kwan
Director of Research
Hong Kong Trade Development Council
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Nicholas Kwan, Director of Research of the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC), a statutory body set up in 1966 to promote Hong Kong’s external business. Nick manages a team of about 30 economists and research professionals, providing macro-economic and business research support to the HKTDC and its various stakeholders. Nick also serves as a member of the Hong Kong Committee for Pacific Economic Cooperation, and was an Associate Member of the Central Policy Unit of the Hong Kong Government.

Nick was formerly the Asia Chief Economist and Head of Research of Standard Chartered Bank. Earlier, Nick worked at the Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA), specializing in macro-economic and policy research, and was the Asia Pacific Regional Chief Economist of Merrill Lynch. Nick is an economics graduate of the Chinese University of Hong Kong, with an MBA from Warwick University in the UK and was a Chartered Financial Analyst.
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Dr Lee George Lam
Chairman
Hong Kong Cyberport Management Company Limited
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Dr. Lee George Lam is Non-Executive Chairman - Hong Kong and ASEAN Region and Chief Adviser to Macquarie Infrastructure and Real Assets Asia, having served earlier as a General Manager of Hongkong Telecom, Vice President and Managing Partner - Greater China of the international management consulting firm A.T. Kearney, President & CEO and Vice Chairman of the Board of Chia Tai Enterprises International Limited (now C.P. Lotus Corporation) of multinational conglomerate CP Group, Vice Chairman and COO of Investment Banking Division of BOC International Holdings (the international investment banking arm of the Bank of China group), Executive Director of Singapore Technologies Telemedia (a member of Temasek Holdings), and Chairman - Hong Kong / Vietnam / Cambodia / Laos / Myanmar / Thailand and Senior Adviser - Asia of Macquarie Capital.

Dr. Lam is a member of the Hong Kong SAR Government Committee on Innovation, Technology and Re-Industrialization, the Council on Professional Conduct in Education, the Hong Kong Council on Smoking and Health, the Court of the City University of Hong Kong and Sir Murray MacLehose Trust Fund Investment Advisory Committee, Vice Chairman of the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP) Business Advisory Council and Chairman of its Task Force on Banking and Finance, Chairman of the Permanent Commission on Economic and Financial Issues of World Union of Small and Medium Enterprises (WUSME), Honorary Chairman – Asia Pacific of CMA Australia, Chairman of Monte Jade Science and Technology Association of Hong Kong and President of Hong Kong-ASEAN Economic Cooperation Foundation. Earlier he also served as a part-time member of the Central Policy Unit, and a member of the Task Force on Industry Facilitation under the Digital 21 Strategy Advisory Committee, the Assessment Panel of the Small Entrepreneur Research Assistance Programme under the Innovation and Technology Fund, the New Business Committee of the Hong Kong Financial Services Development Council and the Legal Aid Services Council.
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The Hon Carrie Lam, GBM, GBS
The Chief Executive
Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of the People's Republic of China
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Mrs Carrie Lam joined the Administrative Service of the Hong Kong Government in August 1980 and rose to the rank of Administrative Officer Staff Grade A1 in September 2006. She became a Principal Official on July 1, 2007 when she was appointed Secretary for Development. She was appointed Chief Secretary for Administration on July 1, 2012.

Mrs Lam has served the public for more than 36 years in 20 public service positions including Director of Social Welfare, Permanent Secretary for Housing, Planning and Lands (Planning and Lands), Director-General of the Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office in London, Permanent Secretary for Home Affairs, Secretary for Development and Chief Secretary for Administration.

Mrs Lam was elected as the Fifth-Term Chief Executive of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region on March 26, 2017, and was officially appointed to this position by the Central People’s Government on March 31, 2017 to assume office on July 1, 2017.

Mrs Lam is married and has two sons.
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The Hon James Lau, JP
Secretary for Financial Services and the Treasury
The Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of the People’s Republic of China
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Mr Lau was appointed the Secretary for Financial Services and the Treasury on 1 July 2017.

Mr Lau joined the Hong Kong Government as an Administrative Officer (AO) in 1979 and was promoted through the ranks to AO Staff Grade C in April 1988. He joined the Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA) in April 1993 and was the Head and Executive Director of various divisions of the HKMA until 2004.

In July 2004, Mr Lau was seconded to the Hong Kong Mortgage Corporation as Chief Executive Officer until he retired in December 2012. Mr Lau was appointed Under Secretary for Financial Services and the Treasury in January 2014.

Mr Lau holds a Bachelor of Mathematics (Computer Science and Statistics) Honours Degree and a Master of Mathematics Degree in Computer Science from the University of Waterloo, Canada.
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Mr Sherman Lee
Partner
Zeroth
Founder
Raven Protocol
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Sherman Lee is a partner at Zeroth and focuses on funding AI, blockchain, and crypto. He is also a founder working on decentralized and distributed deep learning. RavenProtocol.com provides cost-efficient and faster training of deep neural networks. His work has been featured on Forbes, Huffington Post, and Business Insider. Follow him on Twitter @sherm8n.
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Mr Ding Lei
Chief Innovation Officer
HNA Innovation Finance Group
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DING Lei joint HNA Innovation Finance Group in March 2017 and, together with the team, is helping to build the new Innovation and Investment platform for the new sub-group of HNA Group.

Prior joining HNA, DING Lei worked with HKEx since August 2015. he helped to expand the HKEX and London Metal Exchange's business in Greater China area, and to develop commodities business in HKEx's derivatives market in Hong Kong.

DING was a trader at the Global Commodities Division, China Merchants Securities (HK) (the “CMSHK”). He was also a Responsible Officer (“RO”) of China Merchants Futures (HK). He handled both market making for OTC products and executions for exchange-traded futures, and covered multiple commodities sectors such as base metals, precious metals and energy etc. Before DING joined the CMS in 2013, he worked at Newedge and Bank of China International (the “BOCI”) as a commodities sales-trader over four years. At the BOCI, he was one of the key members who build the first team in commodity business among the Chinese financial intuitions.

DING started his career in Finance and gained an extensive experience and a thorough understanding in middle-office and back-office work flows during his time working as a product controller in currency derivatives at Goldman Sachs in New York for three years.

He is a Beijing native and based in Hong Kong, holds a Master’s Degree in Financial Mathematics from the University of Chicago, also a Master’s Degree in Statistics from Stanford University, and a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics from Beijing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics.
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Mr Antony Kam Chung Leung, GBS, JP
Chairman and CEO
Nan Fung Group
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The Hon Mr Jacob J. Lew
76th United States Secretary of the Treasury
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The Honorable Jacob J. Lew serves as a Partner at Lindsay Goldberg and is a visiting professor of International and Public Affairs at Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs. Lew was confirmed by the United States Senate on February 27, 2013 to serve as the 76th Secretary of the Treasury. He served in that position until January 20, 2017. As Secretary of the Treasury, he helped to shape policies that drove the longest economic recovery in American history and oversaw all aspects of international and domestic fiscal policy, including issues related to financial regulation, global sanctions regimes, tax policy, debt management, and trade.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Mr Li obtained a BA degree in English literature from Xiamen University of China in 1984, a MA degree in journalism from the University of Alabama in 1988, and a JD degree from Columbia University School of Law in 1991.
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Mr Li Jiang
CTO
Microsoft China
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Mr. Li is CTO for Microsoft China. In this role, he is responsible to build overall technology strategy and innovative digital capabilities and ecosystem, to support customers in leading the way of digital transformation and cloud adoption. He has reputation in the area of cloud computing, big data, blockchain and artificial intelligence, data centre and industry planning, IT strategy and outsourcing, and etc

Mr. Li is a high profile business executive with 33 years extensive experience in multinational companies in China, Australia and the US, more recently, in Chinese leading technology companies, and also serves as advisor for Chinese governments. He was the Co-founder and CEO of the West Cloud Valley, and Senior Vice President of the Centrin Data Systems. Prior to joining Microsoft China, he was CEO of 21Vianet Innovation Lab.

As a leading expert in industry strategic planning, Mr. Li has been an advisor and consultant for a number of city governments in China, including cloud computing strategic plans for Beijing, Chongqing, Guangzhou and Harbin.

Mr. Li worked for IBM for 15 years and held various positions in IBM’s Financial Services responsible for strategy, industry solutions, and a number of complex projects delivery. Mr. Li worked more than 5 years in Hawaii, USA and he had received MBA degree from Chaminade University.

In addition, Mr. Li has been frequently interviewed by media and quoted by industry peers in China.
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Mr Robert Lin
Founder and Chief Executive Officer
Seabury Trade Finance Exchange LLC (STFX)
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Mr. Robert Lin serves as Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Seabury Trade Finance Exchange LLC (STFX). He has more than 20 years of industry experience with a unique background in trade, finance, supply chain and technology as a practitioner and as a service provider. He served as Managing Director of Asia Pacific at TradeCard, Inc, now GTNexus an INFOR Company, where he built the global supplier business to a network of over 20,000 companies. Mr. Lin spent three years at NewView Technologies. Mr. Lin initially ran the North American West Coast business and then established their first overseas operation in Sydney, Australia and served as General Manager of Australasia. Before NewView, Mr. Lin held senior business development and finance positions in the US, Hong Kong and Taiwan for Omnivision Technologies, Cargill Financial Markets Group and Lupton Steel and Metal. He is a frequent speaker at conferences and events on supply chain and trade finance. Mr. Lin holds a B.A. in cognitive science from University of California, San Diego and an M.B.A. from University of Southern California.
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Mr David Lipton
First Deputy Managing Director
International Monetary Fund
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Mr. David Lipton assumed the position of First Deputy Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund on September 1, 2011. On March 28, 2016, Mr. Lipton was reappointed for a second five-year term beginning September 1, 2016.

Before coming to the Fund, Mr. Lipton was Special Assistant to the President, and served as Senior Director for International Economic Affairs at the National Economic Council and National Security Council at the White House.

Previously, Lipton was a Managing Director at Citi, where he was Head of Global Country Risk Management. In that capacity, he chaired Citi’s Country Risk Committee, worked for the Senior Risk Officer, and advised senior management on global risk issues.

Prior to joining Citi in May 2005, he spent five years at Moore Capital Management, a global hedge fund and, before that, a year at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace.

Lipton served in the Clinton administration at the Treasury Department from 1993 to 1998. As Under Secretary of the Treasury for International Affairs — and before that as Assistant Secretary – Lipton helped lead the Treasury’s response to the financial crisis in Asia and the effort to modernize the international financial architecture.

Before joining the Clinton administration, Lipton was a fellow at the Woodrow Wilson Center of Scholars.

From 1989 to 1992, he teamed up with Prof. Jeffrey Sachs then at Harvard University, working as economic advisers to the governments of Russia, Poland and Slovenia during their transitions to capitalism.

Lipton began his career with eight years on the staff of the International Monetary Fund, working on economic stabilization issues in emerging market and poor countries.

Lipton earned a Ph.D. and M.A. from Harvard University in 1982 and a B.A. from Wesleyan University in 1975.

He is married to Susan Galbraith and has three children, Anna, Sasha, and Gabriel.
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Mr Stefan Liu
CEO and Executive Director
KVB Kunlun Financial Group
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Mr Vincent HS Lo, GBM, 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. He was awarded the Grand Bauhinia Medal (GBM) in 2017 by the HKSAR government.
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Ms Louise Lucas
Asia Technology Correspondent
Financial Times
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Louise Lucas has worked at the FT for more than 15 years, with roles including Lex writer in London and Tokyo; consumer industries editor and Asia news editor. She is currently Asia tech correspondent, based in HK. BA from Oxford University
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Ms Wendy Yunting Luo
Senior Credit Analyst, APAC Credit
UBS Wealth Management Chief Investment Office
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Yunting Wendy LUO is the senior credit analyst at UBS Wealth Management Chief Investment Office in Hong Kong. Wendy is responsible for the CIO's views and recommendations on corporate bonds in China property and financials.

Prior to joining UBS, Wendy was with Barclays Asia credit trading, Nomura Global Capital Management and Goldman Sachs Global Investment Research. She was ranked as one of the most astute investors in Asian G3 bonds for 2015 for the Asset Asia investor survey, and top equity research analysts in the Institutional Investor Survey during 2008 to 2013.

Wendy graduated from Fudan University with a Bachelor and Master degree in International Economics and is fluent in English, Mandarin and Shanghainese.
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Mr Steven Maijoor
Chair
The European Securities and Markets Authority
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Steven Maijoor has been the Chair of the European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) since taking up office 1 April 2011. He is the first chair of the authority and is currently serving his second five-year term. He is responsible for representing the Authority as well as chairing ESMA’s Board of Supervisors and the Management Board. The role of the Board of Supervisors is to give strategic guidance to ESMA and make all main regulatory and supervisory decisions. The Management Board's purpose is to ensure that the Authority carries out its mission and performs its tasks.

Prior to taking up this role, Steven was Managing Director at the AFM, the Dutch financial markets regulator, where he was responsible for capital market supervision, including financial reporting and auditing, prospectuses, public offerings, and the supervision of the integrity of financial markets. During his term, the scope of activities of the AFM vastly expanded and he was responsible for building and implementing supervision in the capital market area. In his regulatory role at the AFM, Steven has held a number of international positions, including the Chairmanship of IFIAR (International Forum of Independent Audit Regulators).

Before joining the regulatory world, Steven was the Dean of the School of Business and Economics at Maastricht University, and had pursued a long career in academia which included a variety of positions at Maastricht University and the University of Southern California.

He holds a PhD in Business Economics from Maastricht University, was a research student at the London School of Economics, and has a master in Business Economics from the University of Groningen.
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Mr Takehiko Nakao
President
Asian Development Bank
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Takehiko Nakao is the President of the Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the Chairperson of ADB’s Board of Directors. He was elected President by ADB’s Board of Governors and assumed office in April 2013.

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

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

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

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

Born in 1956, Mr Nakao holds a Bachelor’s degree in Economics from the University of Tokyo and a Master of Business Administration from the University of California, Berkeley.
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Ms Angel Ng
Chief Executive and Consumer Business Manager
Citibank Hong Kong
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Angel Ng is Chief Executive and Consumer Business Manager for Citibank (Hong Kong) Limited, which is one of the largest and longest-established foreign financial institutions in Hong Kong.

As Consumer Business Manager, Angel heads the Hong Kong consumer banking business at Citi, responsible for the growth and development of all related divisions covering retail banking, wealth management, insurance, credit cards, mortgages and consumer lending. She is passionate about driving the digital transformation and cultivating a culture of innovation at Citibank Hong Kong. The recently-held Citi HK FinTech Challenge helps promote FinTech development in Hong Kong. The initiative attracted close to 200 concept submissions from 14 markets with three teams emerging as winners on the Demo Day in June 2017.

Angel first joined Citibank in 1998 and has held several leadership positions within the bank. Prior to Citibank, she held a number of senior roles in brand management at Procter & Gamble and CLP Power Hong Kong. She began her career with HSBC.

Angel has a Bachelor of Business Administration degree with the Chinese University of Hong Kong.
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Mr Fred Ngan
Co-founder
Seasonalife & Coherent Capital Advisor
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Mr. Fred Ngan is the Co-founder of Seasonalife and Coherent Capital Advisors. Mr. Ngan is an insurtech entrepreneur with a passion for disruptive solutions. He is qualified actuary and a fellow of the Society of Actuaries. He has practiced in Chicago, London, Toronto and Hong Kong, specializing in actuarial, risk and capital management advisory. He is a frequent speaker at professional and entrepreneurial conferences, which includes trainings to senior executives for regional insurers and banks, as well as sharing in starting up business.
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Mr JP Nicols
Managing Director
FinTech Forge
Chairman
NextMoney.org
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JP Nicols has been internationally recognized as a leading voice for innovation, strategy and leadership, and his work has been featured in some of the industry’s top publications and conferences.

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

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

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

He holds a B.A. from the University of Akron, and an M.B.A. from Cleveland State University, where he conducted his research project at Buckinghamshire College in England. He also completed the Leadership Excellence executive program at the University of Minnesota, and is a graduate of the Cannon Financial Institute and the College for Financial Planning.
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The Hon Kelly O’Dwyer MP
Minister for Revenue and Financial Services
Australia
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In December 2009 Kelly was elected to represent the people of Higgins following the retirement of former Federal Treasurer the Hon Peter Costello AC.

Kelly was appointed as the Minister for Revenue and Financial Services in the Turnbull Government in July 2016. She is a member of Cabinet and also serves on Cabinet's Expenditure Review Committee (ERC).

She served as the Minister for Small Business and Assistant Treasurer from September 2015 to July 2016, and was the Parliamentary Secretary to the Treasurer from December 2014 until being appointed to Cabinet in 2015.

During her time as Minister for Small Business, Minister O'Dwyer and the Turnbull Government introduced unfair contract protections for small business, established the Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman, abolished the Road Safety Remuneration Tribunal, and announced the amendment of section 46 of the competition law to level the playing field for small businesses. As a member of the Expenditure Review Committee, she also ensured small businesses benefited from the 2016-17 Budget's tax cuts and expanded small business tax concessions.

She was Chairman of the House of Representatives Standing Committee on Economics from 2013 to 2015.

Kelly has been Chairman of the Australia-United States Parliamentary Friendship Group and Convenor of the Australia-Americas Network, encompassing North, Central and South America.

Kelly is the founder and Chairman of the Parliamentary Friends of Women in Science, Maths and Engineering. In addition, Kelly serves as an Ovarian Cancer Ambassador, Patron of the Stonnington City Brass and Patron of the East Malvern Junior Girls Football Team.
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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 Robert San Pé
Senior Adviser On Legal Affairs To H. E. The State Counsellor of Myanmar, Daw Aung San Suu Kyi
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Robert San Pé has served as senior adviser on legal affairs to H.E. Daw Aung San Suu Kyi since 2012 and has represented her at various international conferences and other events. Since her government took office in Myanmar in April 2016 and she assumed the role of State Counsellor, Mr. Pé has also served as a senior adviser to the Union Attorney General and to the government’s justice sector coordinating body. He is of Anglo-Myanmar heritage and is an English and Hong Kong-qualified solicitor. He has given up the full-time practice of law in order to support Myanmar but he continues to take appointments as arbitrator on a part-time basis.
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Mr Phang Yew Kiat
Vice Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
Credit China FinTech Holdings Limited
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Yew Kiat Phang is the Vice Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Credit China FinTech Holdings Limited (CCF).

CCF is a leading publicly listed (stock code: 8207.HK) Fintech group in Asia, with a growing presence in China and Mekong region. Headquartered in Hong Kong, the company successfully established a fully-integrated Fintech ecosystem, providing 7X24 and one-stop efficient intelligent financial lifestyle services to over 40 m registered Small Medium Enterprises and middle-class consumers via internet & mobile internet channels.

Phang began his career with Standard Chartered Bank (SCB) in 1994 and over his 17 years career in banking, he held various management roles across SCB's corporate and consumer banking businesses, including the appointment as Chief Financial Officer for Indonesia & General Manager for Small Medium Enterprises, Singapore & Malaysia. In 2005, Phang was seconded to China to build a brand new national joint-stock bank in Tianjin, China Bohai Bank, and he served as an Executive Director and Deputy Chief Executive Officer with full responsibilities for the consumer banking business. He has also served as DBS’s Group Head of Strategic Planning.

Phang is a member to United Nation -Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) Business Advisory Council. In 2017, Phang has been appointed as the Vice-Chairman of ESCAP Sustainable Business Network (ESBN) Task Force on Digital Economy to promote the active engagement of the business sector in the Asia and Pacific region. In addition, he also serves as the Chairman of Remuneration Committee & Independent Non-Executive Director and of Chuan Holdings Limited (stock code: 1420.HK).

Phang has a Bachelor degree in Microelectronic Systems Engineering from the University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology and a Master of Business Administration in International Business from the University of Bristol.
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Mr Matthew Phillips
Asia Financial Services M&A Leader & China and Hong Kong Financial Services Leader
PwC
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Matthew Phillips is a partner based in Hong Kong and leads our Asia Financial Services M&A practice. Matthew has 25 years of experience in the sector. He started his career in London and moved to Hong Kong in 1997 as one of the founding members of our deals team and has worked in Asia ever since, including seven years based in Shanghai. In 2012 he moved back to Hong Kong and now leads the firm-wide financial services practice for China and Hong Kong.

He is considered one of the leading advisers on cross boarder Asian Financial Services deals both inbound and outbound and has advised over 150 financial services deals in China and the region in the last 10 years. These projects span a broad range of sectors from retail and corporate banking, consumer finance, life and general insurance and asset management. Projects cover market entry strategy, M&A and integration.

Matthew has advised on a number of fintech projects in wealth management, consumer finance, auto-finance, P2P lending. In the asset management sector Matthew has advised on six market entry JV projects including strategic analysis, operational due diligence and target operating model design as well as financial due diligence. In banking and Insurance Matthew has lead turnkey foreign investment project and as well as fintech investments.

Matthew is the relationship partner for a number of acquisitive international clients and a number of large outbound investors in the financial services sector – through these engagements he has supported deals Asia, Europe and the US.

Matthew leads our financial services practice on a cross line of service basis for China and Hong Kong. He also chairs our regional actuarial services practice the largest in the region covering China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, and South East Asia.
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Dr Juergen Rahmel
Research Director Artificial Intelligence, Global Head of Innovation Quality Management Applied Innovation & Strategic Investments, HSBC Operations Service and Technology
The Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation Limited
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Dr. Juergen Rahmel received his PhD (Artificial Intelligence) in Germany for research which covered Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning in the areas of Case-based diagnosis, connectionist learning with Neural Networks as well as topological and hierarchical interpretation of Neural Networks. The results of his research were successfully applied in the fields of medical diagnosis (nerve lesions, tumor grading) as well as technical diagnosis (fault detection).

Dr. Rahmel has extensive experience in the international financial sector, in roles as Director, Head of IT and Programme Manager of global initiatives for multinational banks. He currently is the Head of Artificial Intelligence in the Applied Innovation Team of HSBC as well as Head of Innovation Quality management for all areas of FinTech technologies. Dr. Rahmel received an MBA in International Management from University of London. He also teaches various subjects in Computer Science and Financial Services at University of HK (HKU) and City University of HK (CityU).
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Mr Alfred Romann
Contributing Editor
China Daily Asia Pacific
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Alfred Romann is a writer and editor based in Hong Kong. He has more than 20 years of experience working in North America, Asia and Africa. Alfred is a contributing editor to China Daily Asia Weekly and the founder and managing director of Bahati Ltd., a company that produces unique research and editorial content. Originally from Argentina, Alfred studied journalism, history and economics in Canada, China and the U.S. and is currently completing a degree at Harvard Extension School. He has lived in Latin America, Asia and Africa. He is fluent in English and Spanish and conversant in Mandarin.
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Professor Daniela Rus
Director, Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Lab (CSAIL); Professor, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
MIT
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Daniela Rus is at the very forefront of contemporary robotics. Her research is bringing cheap, easily produced robots into every part of contemporary life. Manufacturers will be able to create customized tools and processes on the spot to handle new product lines. Homeowners will be able to instantly create everything from custom appliances to playmates for their pets. It’s hard to underestimate the impacts of these developing technologies on the workforce and the markets of the future.

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

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

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

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

Rus earned her PhD in Computer Science from Cornell University. Prior to coming to MIT, Rus was an assistant professor, associate professor, and professor in the Computer Science Department at Dartmouth College.
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Mr Neil Shen
Founding and Managing Partner
Sequoia China
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Neil Shen is Founding and Managing Partner of Sequoia China. He is also Co-Founder of Ctrip.com (NASDAQ: CTRP) and Homeinns Hotel Group (NASDAQ: HMUN).

Since 2012, Neil has been the highest ranking Chinese investor on Forbes Midas List. In addition to being named one of the "100 Greatest Living Business Minds" by Forbes in 2017, he has won numerous awards and recognitions, including: "Top 20 Venture Capitalists Worldwide" by New York Times and CB Insights in 2017; "50 Most Influential Business Leaders in China" by Fortune from 2015 to 2017, and "30 Most Influential Investors in China" in 2015 and 2016; #1 investor on the “ChinaVenture Hurun Midas List 2016”; and "Top Investors in China" by ChinaVenture and Financial Times in 2016.

He also serves on a number of philanthropic and public sectors and industry associations, including as Chairman of Yale Center Beijing Executive Council, Director of Yabuli China Entrepreneur Forum (CEF), Vice Chairman of the VC Funds Committee of Asset Management Association of China, Co-Chair of UNDP SDG Impact Finance (UNSIF) High-Level Advisory Board (HLAB), Governor of Our Hong Kong Foundation, Member of Hong Kong Financial Services Development Council, Trustee of Brookings Institution, Trustee of Asia Society, Rotating President of Future Forum, and Trustee of Shanghai Jiao Tong University.

He received his Master's degree from Yale University and Bachelor's degree from Shanghai Jiao Tong University.
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Mr Sergey Shvetsov
First Deputy Governor of the Bank of Russia
The Bank of Russia
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Born: 27 December 1970; Moscow.

Education:

1993: Graduated from the M.V. Lomonosov Moscow State University (economics-mathematics). Speaks English.

1988-1993: student of the M.V. Lomonosov Moscow State University.

Professional life:

1993–1996: economist of the 2nd category, senior economist, chief of the section with the International Finance Division of the Bank of Russia Foreign Operations Department.

1996–2001: deputy head, head of the Ost-West Handelsbank AG representative office, Moscow.

2001–2003: director of the Bank of Russia Open Market Operations Department.

2003–2011: director of the Bank of Russia Market Operations Department.

2011–2013: Deputy Governor of the Bank of Russia.

From September 1, 2013 to March 2, 2014: First Deputy Governor of the Bank of Russia — Head of the Bank of Russia Financial Markets Service.

From March 3, 2014: First Deputy Governor of the Bank of Russia.

Member of the Bank of Russia Board of Directors (since 18 October 2013).
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Mr Noah Silverman
Founder
Helios.ai
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Dr. Noah Silverman holds a PhD in statistics from UCLA, and has worked with data and technology for over 20 years. The focus of Dr. Silverman’s work is on developing probabilistic models for complex and stochastic systems. Some of his specialties include complex predictive modeling, Hierarchical Bayesian models, machine learning, nonlinear classifiers, Gaussian Processes, and textual analysis. He has published several papers on mathematical modeling of complex data systems with innovative analysis methods. In addition, he has developed successful solutions for a large number of clients in Finance, Digital Advertising, Sports Betting, crypto-currency, Education, Medical, and other industries. Prior to consulting, he conceptualized and founded several technology firms. Dr. Silverman currently offers artificial intelligence solutions to enterprise firms thought his company, Helios.ai
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Mr Robert F Smith
Founder, Chairman & Chief Executive Officer
Vista Equity Partners
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Robert F. Smith is the Founder, Chairman, and Chief Executive Officer of Vista Equity Partners. He directs Vista’s investment strategy and decisions, firm governance, and investor relations. Vista is a U.S.-based investment firm with offices in Austin, Chicago, and San Francisco, with more than $30 billion in cumulative capital commitments, and oversees a portfolio of over 45 software companies that employ over 55,000 employees worldwide. Since Vista’s founding in 2000, Mr. Smith has overseen over 294 completed transactions by the firm representing over $92 billion in transaction value.

Born in Colorado to two parents with PhDs, Mr. Smith trained as an engineer at Cornell University, earning his B.S. in Chemical Engineering. Following his MBA from Columbia Business School with honors, Mr. Smith worked at Kraft General Foods, where he earned two United States and two European patents.

In 1994, he joined Goldman Sachs in tech investment banking, first in New York and then in Silicon Valley. As Co‐Head of Enterprise Systems and Storage, he executed and advised on over $50 billion in merger and acquisition activity with companies such as Apple, Microsoft, Texas Instruments, eBay, and Yahoo. He was the first person in San Francisco at Goldman to focus solely on technology mergers and acquisitions. Mr. Smith’s business achievements and global philanthropic works have received recognition from numerous entities ‐ including the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation Chair’s Award, the Reginald F. Lewis Achievement Award, the Humanitarian of the Year Award from the Robert Toigo Foundation, the Ripple of Hope Award from the Robert F. Kennedy Center for Justice and Human Rights, the Award of Excellence from the National Association of Investment Companies, the Pierre Toussaint Award from the Archdiocese of New York, and the Columbia University BBSA Distinguished Alumni Award.

Mr. Smith is the founding director and President of the Fund II Foundation, which is dedicated to preserving the African‐American experience, safeguarding human rights, providing music education, preserving the environment while promoting the benefits of the outdoors, and sustaining critical American values. In January 2016, Cornell University honored Mr. Smith’s leadership by naming the Robert Frederick Smith School of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering.

Mr. Smith is the Chairman of Carnegie Hall and the Chairman of the Robert F. Kennedy Center for Justice and Human Rights. He serves on the Board of Overseers of Columbia Business School, as a Member of the Cornell Engineering College Council, and a Trustee of the Boys and Girls Clubs of San Francisco.

In 2017, Mr. Smith was named by Forbes as one of the 100 Greatest Living Business Minds. And also, in 2017, Robert became the only African-American to sign on to the Giving Pledge, a commitment by the world's wealthiest individuals to dedicate the majority of their wealth to giving back.
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Ms Jessica Tan
Deputy Group CEO, Chief Operation Officer and Chief Information Officer
Ping An Insurance (Group) Company of China, Ltd.
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• Deputy Group CEO, Chief Operation Officer (COO) and Chief Information Officer (CIO) of Ping An Insurance (Group) Company of China, Ltd.

• Chairwoman of Ping An Technology

• Managing ten of internet and platform businesses under the Group

• Also serving on the board of directors for over ten subsidiaries of Ping An, including Ping An Bank (also a public company), Ping An Life, Ping An P&C and Ping An AMC.

• Former Partner with McKinsey & Company (Global Director), head of Financial Services and Business Technology of Southeast Asia McKinsey.

• Worked for McKinsey for 13 years and worked with global and Asian leading financial companies and regulatory authorities in 15 countries, focusing on strategy, innovation, operations and technology

• Graduated from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), with Masters of Engineering in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, and two bachelor degrees in Electrical Engineering and Economics with a GPA of 5.0/5.0.
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Mr Eric Tang
Executive Director
UBS Wealth Management
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Mr. Eric Tang is leading the client solutions development for a new venture in China. Prior to his current role, Eric was Head of Content Distribution Greater China responsible for providing investment advice across asset classes. 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.

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.
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Mr Guan Tao
Senior Research Fellow
China Finance 40 Forum
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Ms Christine Tsai
Founding Partner and CEO
500 Startups
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Christine Tsai is the founder and managing partner at 500 Startups, the world's most active venture capital fund and startup accelerator. 500 Startups has over 1800+ portfolio investments and 25+ accelerator batches, and a vibrant community of founders. Tsai led investments in 150+ companies including ipsy, RealtyShares, Between, Bombfell, Scentbird, Willing, Sprig, Italist, StackCommerce, and more. Prior to 500, she was in product marketing at Google and YouTube for almost 9 years. Tsai earned a B.A. in cognitive science from the University of California at Berkeley. She is also a ballet dancer of over 20 years.
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Ms Tseng Chin I
Presenter of Financial Journal
Phoenix TV
Executive Member of Council
Ifeng Finance Institute
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Mr Tu Guangshao
Vice Chairman and President
China Investment Corporation
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Mr.Tu Guangshao is Vice Chairman and President of CIC. Immediately prior to this, he served as Executive Vice Mayor and Vice Mayor of Shanghai. He held several positions in China Securities Regulatory Commission, including Vice Chairman, Secretary-General, General Manager of the Shanghai Stock Exchange, and Director General of the Department of Trading. He also worked as Deputy Director of the National Financial Market's Quotation and Trading Information System Center of People's Bank of China, and Director and Deputy General Manager of the China Securities Trading System Corporation.

Mr. Tu, born in 1959, holds a master's degree in economics from Peking University and is accorded Senior Economist by the Ministry of Human Resources and Social Security.
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Ms Jing Ulrich
Managing Director and Vice Chairman of Asia Pacific
JPMorgan Chase & Co.
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Jing Ulrich is Managing Director and Vice Chairman of Asia Pacific at JPMorgan 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 JPMorgan 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 one of Fortune Magazine's 50 Most Powerful Global Businesswomen. Forbes named her one of Asia’s 50 Power Businesswomen and ranked 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 JPMorgan, Ms. Ulrich serves as a member of the International Chamber of Commerce G20 CEO Advisory Group as well as the Multinational Committee of the APEC China Business Council. She is also an independent director of Italian luxury goods company Ermenegildo Zegna, and a member of the international advisory board of German multinational firm Bosch.

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 Jason Wang
Co-General Manager of Baidu FSG Insurance Services and the group’s founding member
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Jason Wang, Co-General Manager of Baidu FSG Insurance Services and the group’s founding member. Before leading insurance business, he was the Head of Strategy Management. With over 14 years’ strategy management and innovation business experiences, he led strategic planning, strategic financing and portfolio company management work at FSG. Before joining Baidu, Jason served at McKinsey, Accenture and other global leading professional service organizations. As the core member of McKinsey APAC Financial Services Practice and Business Technology Practice, he served top financial services institutions, internet and high-tech companies on a wide range of strategy and management topics including group strategy, business model innovation, digital transformation, and post-merger management. Jason holds his MBA degree from Duke University Fuqua School of Business.
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Mr Gabriel Wong
One Belt One Road Leader, China Corporate Finance Leader
PwC
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With 26-years of corporate finance experience, Gabriel heads the PwC China Corporate Finance, and Capital Projects and Infrastructure team of 100 professionals focusing on equity fund raising for Chinese companies. He also advises M&A transactions for both foreign direct investment in China and Chinese outbound investment. Gabriel is also the One Belt One Road Leader responsible for developing and executing PwC’s strategy for this important initiative.

Gabriel has worked in renowned consulting firms, MNCs and investment bank including Arthur Andersen, Anheuser Busch, BNP Peregrine, Chinadotcom Corp in China. Originally from Hong Kong, Gabriel has lived in Shanghai since 2001.

In recent years, Gabriel has completed a number of high profile equity fund raising and outbound investment transactions in China, including US$5.6 billion acquisition of General Electric’s global home appliance business by Qingdao Haier, HK$10.6 billion acquisition of Dah Sing Insurance by Tahoe Investment, acquisition of Japan Sanyo by Qingdao Haier, RMB 6 billion sale of Fujian Sedrin Brewery to INBEV, US$200 million issuance of new shares of Redstar Macalline Group to Warburg Pincus, HK$1.38 billion acquisition of Yingmao Sugar by Bright Food Group, minority investment of CAH (HK Listco) by Eli Lilly, RMB 2 billion fund raising of Hubei ReadyPharmaceutical, Lead PPP FA on RMB 20 billion Chongqing Metro Line 3, PPP FA on RMB 60 billion Jinan-Qingdao High Speed Railway, Lead PPP FA on Shenzhen International Expo Center, etc.

Gabriel was awarded “The Best Corporate Finance Advisory Service" by China M&A Association in 2009 and 2013, and he won the “Deal of the Year” award in 2016. He is now the sub-committee member of China M&A Association.

Gabriel received his MBA from Warwick Business School of UK and is a Fellow member of ACCA .
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Mr Wong Kong-Kat
Co-Founder and VP of Strategy
Xiaomi Technology
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KK WONG, co-founder of Xiaomi Technology, graduated from Purdue University in computer science. KK spent 14 years in Microsoft from 1997 to 2010, and built the data analysis system and workflow system of Biztalk (a Microsoft B2B product) in Seattle, then responsible for the media player, browser and instant messaging in Windows Mobile and Windows Phone 7 in Microsoft China.

In 2010, KK co-founded Xiaomi with Lei-Jun (CEO) and partners. KK used to responsible for Cloud platform, Xiaomi AI, Mi Router and The Xiaomi Lab. Now he is the strategy vp of Xiaomi.
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Mr Larry Wong
Head of China Commercial and CPE Business, Commercial Group
HKT
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Larry Wong is responsible for the marketing, as well as product development and management, behind HKT’s service to Hong Kong’s vibrant business community. He also heads up development of a regional business that covers Greater China and the rest of Asia. Wong has more than 25 years’ experience in the telecommunications and networking systems integration business. He previously held senior positions in various sales management, product management and marketing strategy functions. Wong graduated from the University of Hong Kong and gained an EMBA degree from the Chinese University of Hong Kong.
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Mr Dekai Wu
Professor of Computer Science and Engineering
HKUST
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Prof Wu received his PhD in Computer Science from the University of California at Berkeley, and was a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Toronto (Ontario, Canada) prior to joining HKUST in 1992. He received his Executive MBA from Kellogg and HKUST in 2002, and a BS in Computer Engineering from the University of California at San Diego (Revelle College departmental award, cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa) in 1984. He has been a visiting researcher at Columbia University in 1995-96, Bell Laboratories in 1995, and the Technische Universität München (Munich, Germany) during 1986-87. Prof Wu serves as Associate Editor of AI Journal and on the Editorial Board of Machine Translation and Journal of Natural Language Engineering. He has also served as Co-Chair for EMNLP-2004, and on the Editorial Board of Computational Linguistics and as Associate Editor of ACM Transactions on Speech and Language Processing, the Organizing Committee of ACL-2000 and WVLC-5 (SIGDAT 1997), and the Executive Committee of the Association for Computational Linguistics (ACL).
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Dr Jiang Yang
Vice Chairman
China Securities Regulatory Commission
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Jiang Yang, an ethnic Han and a Ph.D. in Economics, was born in Luzhou City, Sichuan Province in September 1956.

He is currently CSRC Vice Chairman and Member of the CSRC Party Committee.

Jiang was an editor and journalist of the Economic Daily in 1982, and was in charge of the Economic Department of Financial News in 1989. When he joined the People’s Bank of China in 1990, he took several positions as Deputy Chief and Chief of the Information Services Department of the General Administration Department, Chief of the Secretariat of the General Administration Department, Deputy Director of the General Administration Department and Deputy Director-General of the Non-banking Financial Institutions Regulation Department. In 1998 he served as Director of the Department of Intermediary Supervision of the CSRC. In July 2001 he was named as Party Secretary and President of the Shanghai Futures Exchange. In July 2006 he was appointed Member of the CSRC Party Committee and Assistant Chairman, and in August he served as Director of the Department of Futures Supervision. In September 2012, he was named CSRC Vice Chairman.
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Ms Hang Yu
Chief Correspondent in Hong Kong
Yicai Television
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Hang Yu is the Chief Correspondent in Hong Kong for Yicai Television. 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” and “Shou Xi Wen Da” 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 Arthur Yuen, JP
Deputy Chief Executive
Hong Kong Monetary Authority
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Arthur Yuen is in charge of the full range of banking policy, supervision, conduct, and enforcement issues at the Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA). He joined the HKMA in 1996 as Head of Administration and has since taken up different responsibilities including research and liaison on China economic and market development issues before being appointed Head of Banking Supervision in 2000. He took up the position as Executive Director (Banking Development) in July 2004, Executive Director (Banking Supervision) in June 2005 and Executive Director (External) in July 2008. He was appointed to his present position on 1 January 2010.
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Mr Zhang Yichen
Chairman and CEO
CITIC Capital Holdings Limited
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Yichen ZHANG is the Founder, Chairman and CEO of CITIC Capital Holdings Limited. Mr. Zhang began his career on Wall Street in 1987, having joined Greenwich Capital Markets, Bank of Tokyo as Head of Proprietary Trading, and Merrill Lynch as Managing Director of Debt Capital Market for Greater China. In 2000, he joined CITIC Group as the President of CITIC Pacific Communications and Executive Director for CITIC Pacific (now CITIC Limited). He founded CITIC Capital in 2002 and has been involved in all phases of the firm’s development since then. Under his leadership, CITIC Capital led a number of landmark deals, investing in some of China’s leading companies, Alibaba, Sina, Harbin Pharmaceutical, SF Express, AsiaInfo and Focus Media. He is the Chairman of the Board of McDonald's master franchised business in China & Hong Kong. He also sits on the boards of Sina Corporation, Shenhua Group Corporation Limited, Harbin Pharmaceutical, AsiaInfo and SF Express.

Mr. Zhang is a leader in the alternative investment industry. He is a board member of Emerging Markets Private Equity Association (EMPEA), Executive Committee Member and former Chairman of the China Venture Capital and Private Equity Association (CVCA). He is also a Vice Chairman in Beijing Private Equity Association (BPEA), Tianjin Private Equity Association, and a Vice Chairman of the PE and Buyout Funds Committee under the Asset Management Association of China (AMAC).

Mr. Zhang is also a leader in political, economic and social communities. He is a member of the Eleventh and Twelfth National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC), Senior Vice Chairman of Center for China and Globalization (CCG), a member of the Board of Trustees at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, a member of the Foundation Board at the Young Global Leaders of the World Economic Forum, and a member of the China Economic and Social Council (CESC).

He obtained his degree in Computer Science from Massachusetts Institute of Technology. A strong believer in education, Mr. Zhang has been supporting the Andover Asia Council as its Co-Chairman, Yale Asia Development Council as a Council Member, Dalton Foundation as a Board Member, and Duke Kunshan University as an Advisory Board Member.
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Ms Zhang Yue
Senior Vice President
CreditEase Group
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Ms. Yue Zhang is SVP of CreditEase Group which is focusing on Lending, Wealth Management and Asset Management by leveraging advanced technology and extensive franchise internationally.

Prior joining CreditEase, Yue is a Partner and Managing Director of a large international business consultancy, and was a core member of the leadership of the firm’s Financial Institutions Practice in Greater China, and was in charge of the digital topics. She served the company and its clients in Germany and Greater China. She has worked with many leading banks and insurers, across a wide range of retail banking, private banking, digital finance, product innovation, operations and strategy topics. Ms. Zhang has led numerous books and report publications in Financial services, including The Rise of Digital Finance in China: New Drivers, New Game, New Strategy, The Application of Big Data in FS (2014), The Perfect Retail Bank 2020 (2015), The Chinese Credit Assessment Market (2015), The Chinese Private Banking Market (2015, 2016), The Chinese Commercial Banks 2025 (2017) etc.

Selected examples of her recent client work include:

• Created the first Direct Bank in China for a large Chinese bank including design of business and operating model

• Digital strategy projects for various financial institutions

• Strategy for one of the newly founded privately-owned banks

• Portfolio strategy for a top state-owned conglomerate with FS and non-FS businesses

• Whole bank operations transformation planning for one of the Big 4 banks in China

• 5-year strategic planning for a city commercial bank in China

• PMO for a large scale turn-around program in Asia Pacific for the Private Banking arm of a leading global bank.

Ms. Zhang holds a Master degree in Psychology from the University of Heidelberg, Germany, and a Bachelor degree in German Literature from Beijing Foreign Studies University. She was also an exchange student at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC), USA.
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Mr Zhang Yuge
Director, Center for Hong Kong and Macao Studies
China Development Institute
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As a senior researcher and consultant, Zhang is the director of Center for Hong Kong and Macao Studies in China Development Institute (CDI) in Shenzhen. Zhang is also member of the board of Chinese Association of Hong Kong & Macao Studies(CAHKMS), and is member of Center for Shenzhen Special Economic Zone Research.

Director Zhang has long been engaged in the studies of Hong Kong and Macao. Since 2005, he has conducted or deeply participated in more than sixty projects about Hong Kong and Macao. Zhang is the writer of book of (2016), and is also the co-writer of book of (2009). Zhang also participated in the writing of books of (2010), (2012), (2014) and so forth.
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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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Mr Zhou Li
Editorial Board Member
China Daily Group
Publisher & Editor-in-Chief
China Daily Asia Pacific
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Mr. Zhou Li is now the member of Editorial Board, the top decision-making body at China Daily Group, which is the largest national English-language news media in China. He is now the publisher and editor-in-chief of China Daily Asia Pacific, which manages operations in about 20 countries and regions including East Asia, Southeast Asia, Australia, the Middle East and Hong Kong. He is also now the Chairman of China Daily (Holding) Co. Ltd., China Daily Asia Pacific Ltd., China Daily Africa Ltd., China Daily USA Ltd., China Daily UK Ltd. and China Daily Hong Kong Ltd..

Mr. Zhou joined China Daily in 1990, after graduation with Master of Law from the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences.

From 1990 to 2015, he has been consecutively serving on editorial, business and management posts at the China Daily Group, starting from copy editor, assistant director, executive director to deputy managing director. He was also the publisher and editor-in-chief for Shanghai Star between 2006 and 2008.

Mr. Zhou is now the member of the Newspaper Society of Hong Kong, and the member of board at the Hong Kong Federation of Journalists. He is also the Chief Representative to Asia News Network(ANN), an alliance of 24 major media in 20 countries in Asia. He initiated China Daily CEO Roundtable and Asia Leadership Roundtable, which are by-invitation networks of government officials, CEOs and senior executives of Fortune 500 companies in Asia and China.
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Dr Min Zhu
President
National Institute of Financial Research, Tsinghua University
Former Deputy Managing Director
International Monetary Fund
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Dr Min Zhu is currently the President of National Institute of Financial Research. He was a Deputy Managing Director of IMF from July 2011 to July 2016. Previously he served as Special Advisor to the Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund from 2010 to 2011. Before that, Dr Zhu was a Deputy Governor of the People’s Bank of China, and prior to his service at China’s Central Bank, he served as a Group Executive Vice President of the Bank of China. Dr Zhu also worked at the World Bank and taught economics at both Johns Hopkins University and Fudan University.

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