Speakers
Ms Inga Beale DBE
Chief Executive Officer
Lloyd’s
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Inga Beale joined Lloyd’s in January 2014. Previously she was Group Chief Executive of Canopius, a prominent Lloyd’s managing agent. Prior to that she spent four years with Zurich Insurance, including a period as Global Chief Underwriting Officer. She was Group CEO of Converium Ltd, the Swiss mid-sized independent reinsurance company and, while there, she led a major turnaround of the business before it was acquired by SCOR in 2007. She started her career as an Underwriter with Prudential before spending 14 years in a variety of international roles for GE Insurance Solutions. She is a member of the UK Government’s Financial Services Trade and Investment Board and the London Mayor’s Business Advisory Board. In July 2016 she also joined the Board of the UK Chartered Insurance Institute.
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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 became the first, and to-date the only person outside the Mainland China to join the Central Government at the vice-ministerial rank in January 2001 when she was appointed as Vice Chairman of the China Securities Regulatory Commission (CSRC). She served in such capacity until September 2004. Mrs Cha was Deputy Chairman of the Securities and Futures Commission in Hong Kong where she worked from 1991 to 2000. She practiced law in the 1980’s in San Francisco and Hong Kong.

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

Mrs Cha earned a BA degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and a JD degree from the Santa Clara University. She was awarded a Silver Bauhinia Star in 2001, a Gold Bauhinia Start in 2009 and a Grand Bauhinia Medal in 2017 by the Hong Kong Government for her public service.
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Mr Norman T.L. Chan, GBS, JP
Chief Executive
Hong Kong Monetary Authority
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Norman Chan was appointed Chief Executive of the Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA) on 1 October 2009. Mr Chan joined the Hong Kong Government as an Administrative Officer in 1976 and became an Executive Director of the HKMA when it was established in 1993. From 1996 to 2005, Mr Chan served as Deputy Chief Executive of the HKMA.

From December 2005 to June 2007, Mr Chan was Vice Chairman, Asia of Standard Chartered Bank. Prior to rejoining the HKMA, Mr Chan was Director of the Chief Executive's Office of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government from July 2007 to July 2009. He was the Founding Chairman of the policy think tank, the Bauhinia Foundation Research Centre established in 2006.
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Mr Ronnie C. Chan, 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 are publicly listed companies in Hong Kong, dealing in real estate development, investment and management. Founded in 1960, the Group has been expanding into mainland China since 1992. Following successes in Shanghai, since 2005 Hang Lung has been investing US$11 billion and building a number of world-class commercial complexes in major Chinese cities including Tianjin, Shenyang, Jinan, Wuxi, Dalian, Kunming and Wuhan. Mr. Chan also co-founded the privately held Morningside group which, in the past 29 years, has owned and managed businesses in manufacturing, public transport operations, outdoor advertising, media, healthcare, online game operators, high-tech and biotech investments, developmental capital investments and other venture capital investments around the world. In 1997, he helped found the Calgary, Canada based Morningside Music Bridge for young classical musicians. In addition, Mr. Chan is actively involved with many other non-profits, philanthropic endeavors, and educational organizations. He is Chairman of the Executive Committees of One Country Two Systems Research Institute and of Better Hong Kong Foundation. He founded and chairs China Heritage Fund, is a co-founding director of The Forbidden City Cultural Heritage Conservation Foundation, Beijing, and is an Advisor and former Vice President of China Development Research Foundation in Beijing. Internationally, Mr. Chan is Co-Chair of Asia Society and Chairman of its Hong Kong Center, a Director of the Board of Peter G. Peterson Institute for International Economics and a member of Council on Foreign Relations, National Committee on United States-China Relations, and Committee of 100. He is Founding Chairman Emeritus of Asia Business Council, a former Chairman of Hong Kong-United States Business Council, and a former member of the governing board of World Economic Forum. He serves or has served on the governing or advisory bodies of several think tanks and universities, including Tsinghua University, Fudan University, University of Southern California, East-West Center, Pacific Council on International Policy, Eisenhower Fellowships, and The Maureen and Mike Mansfield Foundation. Mr. Chan is a frequent speaker at international conferences and has published numerous articles in International Herald Tribune, Financial Times, Newsweek, Fortune, Asian Wall Street Journal, Far Eastern Economic Review and Japan Times.
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Mr 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 Victor L. L. Chu
Chairman
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.


Over the last 25 years, Victor Chu has 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 served as Foundation Board Member of the World Economic Forum from 2003 to 2015 and currently co-chairs the Forum’s International Business Council. He is also 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 Mayor of London’s International Business Advisory Council. Mr. Chu’s other civic associations include service on advisory boards of Chatham House, Yale University, 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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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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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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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 holds a law degree from Oxford 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, BBS, JP
Regional Chief Executive Officer, Greater China & North Asia
Standard Chartered Bank (Hong Kong) Limited
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Hon. Jacob J. Lew
76th United States Secretary of the Treasury
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For the past four years (2013-2017), Secretary of the Treasury Jack Lew has served as the most senior economic official in the U.S. government, helping to shape policies that drove the longest economic recovery in American history. At Treasury, he oversaw all aspects of international and domestic fiscal policy, including issues related to financial regulation, global sanctions regimes, tax policy, debt management, and trade. As a speaker, he brings the freshest insights and an insider's knowledge of the individual people and policies affecting the direction of the global economy. Secretary Lew addresses these issues both from an historical perspective -- given his over 30 years of government experience -- and by looking forward to how the new Administration and Congress may tackle the many challenges they face. With his unique perspective, Secretary Lew presents an engaging view of how complex financial and geopolitical forces are shaping our economy, both domestically and overseas.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

• Top FinTech Influencers in the USA (#5)
• Fintech influencers you should be following in 2016 (#7)
• FinServ 25: The Most Influential Voices in Banking (#8)
• 25 Must-Read Financial IT Blogs
• 8 FinTech Leaders You Need to Follow
• The Absolute Ultimate Guide of Who's Who in FinTech
• Nine online influencers that shape the future of payments
• Top 25 leading influencers in financial services
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He holds a B.A. from the University of Akron, and an M.B.A. from Cleveland State University, where he conducted his research project at Buckinghamshire College in England. He also completed the Leadership Excellence executive program at the University of Minnesota, and is a graduate of the Cannon Financial Institute and the College for Financial Planning.
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Professor Daniela Rus
Director, Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Lab (CSAIL); Professor, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
MIT
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Daniela Rus is at the very forefront of contemporary robotics. Her research is bringing cheap, easily produced robots into every part of contemporary life. Manufacturers will be able to create customized tools and processes on the spot to handle new product lines. Homeowners will be able to instantly create everything from custom appliances to playmates for their pets. It’s hard to underestimate the impacts of these developing technologies on the workforce and the markets of the future.

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

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

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

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

Rus earned her PhD in Computer Science from Cornell University. Prior to coming to MIT, Rus was an assistant professor, associate professor, and professor in the Computer Science Department at Dartmouth College.
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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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