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Dr Anjali Acharya
Senior Environmental Specialist, Environment, Natural Resources and Blue Economy
World Bank
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Dr. Anjali Acharya is a Senior Environmental Specialist in the World Bank’s East Asia and Pacific Region. Based in Singapore, she is leading the East Asia Regional Marine Debris initiative, as well as several country programs on marine plastics. Over the last 5 years, she has led complex multisectoral projects at the landscape and delta-level in Vietnam and Cambodia. Over her 23 years at the World Bank, she has worked on a range of environmental issues including pollution management, climate resilience, water resources management, environmental health, biodiversity, and environmental policies. She has experience leading and working on investment and policy lending projects, and analytical studies in the Africa, East and South Asia, and Latin America and Caribbean regions. An Indian national, Dr. Acharya holds a Ph.D. degree in International Environmental Health from Johns Hopkins University and a Master’s degree in Environmental Economics from Duke University.
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Mr Henri Arslanian
Chairman
FinTech Association of Hong Kong
Global Crypto Leader and Asia FinTech Leader
PwC
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Henri Arslanian is the PwC Global Crypto Leader and Asia FinTech Leader, the Chairman of the FinTech Association of Hong Kong and an Adjunct Associate Professor at the University of Hong Kong where he teaches the first FinTech university course in Asia.

Henri leads PwC’s crypto efforts and advises many of the world’s leading crypto exchanges, funds, custodians and token issuers on a broad range of crypto matters from regulatory and tax to governance and capital raising. He also advises many of the world’s leading financial institutions on their crypto initiatives as well numerous governments, regulators and central banks on crypto regulatory and policy matters.

With over 500,000 LinkedIn followers, Henri is a TEDx and global keynote speaker, a best-selling published author and is regularly featured in global media including Bloomberg, CNBC, CNN, The Wall Street Journal and the Financial Times.

Henri was named by LinkedIn as one of the global Top Voices in Economy & Finance and is the host of the FinTechCapsules™ and CryptoCapsules™ social media series.

Henri has been also awarded many industry and academic awards over the years from being regularly named one of the Most Influential Individuals in FinTech in Asia to being awarded the Governor General of Canada Gold Medal for Academic Excellence. Chambers Global recent named him the “highest profile FinTech consultant in Hong Kong” and Asian Private Banker awarded him the “FinTech Changemaker of the Year” award.

Henri’s latest book “The Future of Finance: The Impact of FinTech, AI and Crypto on Financial Services” published by Palgrave Macmillan, was ranked as one of Amazon’s global best-sellers in financial services and was recognized as one of the “Best FinTech Books of All Time” by Bookauthority.

Before joining PwC, Henri was with a FinTech start-up and previously spent many years with UBS 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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Ms Sigal Atzmon
CEO
Medix Global
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Sigal Atzmon founded Medix in 2006 to offer people around the world innovative and advanced medical management solutions, that make a real difference in their lives. Sigal's belief that access to quality medical care is a fundamental social right has been the key driving force behind the robust strategy for Medix to deepen and broaden its presence around the world while leveraging innovative and disruptive technologies to fast track medical solutions that benefit many.

A key mission for Medix is to improve the way healthcare is provided and consumed globally: ensure prevention schemes are in place along with accessibility, implementation and sustainability of quality care, anytime, anywhere, thus flattening the inequality of care curve between regions, countries, cities, hospitals and doctors.

Sigal was born in Belgium and pursued her academic studies in Switzerland. Prior to founding Medix, Sigal has lived in various countries around the world and held diverse management roles in the global finance and investment arena, with her last role before leading Medix being the Head of the Private Banking Division at UMB, managing a portfolio of over US$4 billion.
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Prof Ba Shusong
Managing Director
HKEX
Chief China Economist
 
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Professor Ba Shusong is a fellow of experts who receive the State Council’s special allowance. He was awarded by China's Social Science Assessment in 2017 as the Chinese scholar with the highest citation frequency in Chinese literature on economics from 2006 to 2015. Professor Ba had participated in a large number of seminars and forums held by policy-makers in the financial fields as a financial specialist, and lectured to members of the Political Bureau of the CPC Central Committee in China as the main speaker. He had held management positions in a wide range of financial institutions including commercial banks, securities companies, public funds and trust companies. As an expert who is familiar with the actual practice of China's financial operations and policy-making process as well as well versed in financial theory research, he possesses rich practical experience and research achievements. Professor Ba received the Global Youth Leader Award from the World Economic Forum in 2009.
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Mr Burkhard Balz
Member of the Executive Board, Deutsche
Deutsche Bundesbank
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Burkhard Balz has served on the Bundesbank’s Executive Board since September 2018 and is responsible for Directorates General Payments and Settlement Systems, Economic Education and International Central Bank Dialogue.

From 2009 up until joining the Deutsche Bundesbank, the law graduate and trained bank clerk was a Member of the European Parliament, where he sat on the Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs and served as the financial policy spokesman of the European People’s Party (EPP) between 2014 and 2018. In his role as rapporteur, Mr Balz presented reports on, inter alia, Latvia’s accession to the euro area, the Solvency II Directive and regulations pertaining to the European Supervisory Authorities. Between 2014 and 2018, he was a member of the EPP Group Bureau. He was also a member of the ASEAN delegation of the European Parliament. Mr Balz was Chair of the European Parliamentary Financial Services Forum from 2014 to 2018 and also chaired the EP – Hong Kong Friendship Group.

Prior to his membership of the European Parliament, Mr Balz held various positions at Commerzbank AG in Hanover, where he most recently headed the department for institutional clients.
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Prof Abhijit Vinayak Banerjee
Winner of the 2019 Nobel Prize in Economics
 
Ford Foundation International Prof of Economics of Massachusetts Institute of Technology
 
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Abhijit Vinayak Banerjee is the 2019 Nobel Prize in Economics recipient along with his wife, Esther Duflo and Michael Kremer, He was educated at the University of Calcutta, Jawaharlal Nehru University and Harvard University, where he received his Ph.D in 1988. He is currently the Ford Foundation International Professor of Economics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. In 2003 he founded the Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL), along with Esther Duflo and Sendhil Mul¬lainathan, and he remains one of the lab’s directors.

Abhijit Banerjee is a past president of the Bureau for the Research in the Economic Analysis of Development, a Research Associate of the NBER, a CEPR research fellow, International Research Fellow of the Kiel Institute, a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and the Econometric Society, and has been a Guggenheim Fellow and an Alfred P. Sloan Fellow and a winner of the Infosys prize.

He is the author of a large number of articles and four books, including Poor Economics, which won the Goldman Sachs Busi¬ness Book of the Year. Abhijit’s newest book, co-authored with Esther Duflo, titled Good Economics for Hard Times, is on how economics can help us solve social and political problems of our day. He is the editor of three more books and has directed two documentary films. He also served on the U.N. Secretary- General’s High-level Panel of Eminent Persons on the Post-2015 Development Agenda.
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Ms Naina Subberwal Batra
Chairperson & CEO
Asian Venture Philanthropy Network
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Naina joined AVPN as CEO in September 2013, and was appointed as Chairperson in May 2018. Naina’s leadership over the past 6 years has grown the AVPN membership by more than 4x and elevated the organization into a truly regional force for good. Under her direction, the organization has grown from focusing only on venture philanthropy to supporting the entire ecosystem of social investors from philanthropists to impact investors, corporate CSR professionals and ESG investors. She was instrumental in developing AVPN’s innovative services that connect, empower and educate over 600 members. In 2019, Naina was awarded one of Asia's Top Sustainability Superwomen. Prior to joining AVPN, Naina was a member of the senior leadership team of a purpose driven unit of The Monitor Group, a leading global strategy consulting firm, aimed at catalyzing markets for social change. Naina was also partner and co-founder of Group Fifty Private Ltd, curating contemporary Indian art with a view to provide a medium for upcoming and established Indian artists to showcase their work directly to a large and diverse audience. Naina has a master’s degree in Industrial and Labor Relations from Cornell University where she graduated at the top of her class. She also holds a bachelor degree in Economics and International Relations from Mount Holyoke College, Massachusetts, USA and a General Course Diploma in Economics from The London School of Economics.
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Ms Natalie Blyth
Group General Manager, Global Head of Global Trade and Receivables Finance
HSBC
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Natalie Blyth is the Global Head of HSBC’s Trade and Receivables Finance (GTRF) business, which provides clients with financing and risk mitigation solutions to meet all their trade requirements. HSBC is the world’s number one trade finance bank and processes USD700bn of trade each year. GTRF is driving a high priority transformation project to digitise trade. The project harnesses key technologies such as cognitive automation, OCR and Distributed Ledger Technology / Blockchain, where HSBC has led the industry with both proof-of-concepts and live transactions on scalable platforms. Natalie joined HSBC in 2007 and has held a number of leadership roles in both the investment bank and the commercial bank. Natalie has been an investment banker for 22 years, including time at Deutsche Bank and Dresdner Kleinwort Wasserstein. Before her move into banking, Natalie worked as a solicitor at Stephenson Harwood, focused on corporate law. Natalie has a BSc in Biochemistry from St Andrew’s University and has featured in the Financial News Top 100 Women in Finance list since 2013.
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Dr Geraldine Buckingham
Chair of Asia Pacific
BlackRock
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Geraldine Buckingham, Senior Managing Director, is BlackRock’s Chair and Head of Asia Pacific and a member of the firm’s Global Executive Committee. She is responsible for all business activities in the region, which includes Greater China, Japan, Australasia, Southeast Asia, India and Korea. Dr. Buckingham previously served as BlackRock’s Global Head of Corporate Strategy. She was named to Fortune Magazine and Crain’s New York Business’ “40 Under 40” lists for 2017. Prior to joining BlackRock in 2014, Dr. Buckingham was a partner with McKinsey & Company’s financial services practice based in New York. She worked primarily with large global asset managers with additional experience in wealth management and private equity, as well as functional expertise in strategy and organization.

Dr. Buckingham received the Rhodes scholarship to study at Oxford University, where she earned a Master of Philosophy degree in Comparative Social Policy. She earned her Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) degrees from Monash University.
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Mr Benjamin Cha
Chief Executive
Grosvenor Asia Pacific
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Mr Benjamin Cha is Chief Executive of Grosvenor Asia Pacific. He was previously Managing Director, Head of Global Real Estate, Greater China, for UBS Global Asset Management and Co-CEO for UBS/Gemdale, and prior to that was Executive Director and Head of HKR Asia-Pacific for HKR International. Mr Cha is a long-standing supporter of the contemporary art ecosystem in Hong Kong and serves on the board of M+, is Co-chair of the Board of Asia Art Archive, and serves on the Advisory Committee and Art Working Group of Tai Kwun Centre for Heritage and Arts. Mr Cha has a Master of Business Administration degree from Stanford University and a Bachelor of Arts degree in International Politics and Economics from Middlebury College.
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Mr Andy Chan
Co-founder and Chairman
Qupital Limited
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Mr. Andy Chan, is the Co-Founder and Chairman of Qupital, a financial technology company that specializes in SME trade finance backed up by its cutting-edge technology and big data analysis. Qupital operates a safe and secure online platform which enables SME businesses to raise quick quality capital in few clicks by connecting them with professional investors in equitable win-win opportunities.

Andy has experience in Commercial Banking and Asset Management in Hong Kong and New Zealand, while also possessing a background in Software Engineering. Also, Andy has helped to develop an innovative legal technology platform in Denmark. As Co-Founder of Qupital, Andy helps small and medium-sized enterprises connect with investors to gain access to immediate funding. He oversees Qupital's daily operations, strategy and partnerships, managing relationships between clients, partners and major stakeholders. Andy studied Economics and Computer Science at Brown University.
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Ir Eric Chan
Chief Public Mission Officer
Hong Kong Cyberport
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Ir. Eric Chan is the Chief Public Mission Officer of the Hong Kong Cyberport. Ir. Chan is in charge of building the ecosystem of nurturing start-ups from inspiring the next generation, through nurturing the entrepreneurial spirit, to empowering global ambition, by providing comprehensive entrepreneurship programmes and early stage funding.

Ir. Chan has 32 years of experience in the ICT industry, a chartered engineer, a chartered marketer and a fellow of Institution of Engineering & Technology (UK). Prior to joining Cyberport, Chan was a Director of HGC Global Communication; and had held various senior positions in global telecom and IT services companies including PCCW, PCCW Consulting Services, Cable & Wireless HKT. Ir. Chan has been active in public services, especially in education and industrial training, professional bodies and charitable organisations. Ir. Chan is the Chairman of Knowledge Management Development Center, Vice Chairman of Industrial Training Advisory Committee (ICT) and a member of Curriculum Development Council. He also serves as advisor and mentor at the University of Hong Kong, the Chinese University of Hong Kong and the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology.

Ir. Chan holds a BSc. (Hon) degree in Engineering from University of London, a Master degree in Business Administration from Manchester Business School, and received Executive Education from INSEAD and IESE business schools.
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Mr Jacky Chan
Group Regional Chief Executive
AIA Group
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Mr. Jacky Chan is AIA Group Regional Chief Executive responsible for the Group’s businesses operating in Hong Kong and Macau, Indonesia and the Philippines as well as Group Agency Distribution and Group Corporate Solutions. He is a director of various companies within the Group, including AIA Company Limited and AIA International Limited. Mr. Chan has extensive experience having worked at AIA for the past 31 years. Prior to becoming a Regional Chief Executive, Mr. Chan was Chief Executive Officer of AIA Hong Kong and Macau since 2009. Previously, he held several senior positions including the Country Head of AIA China, Executive Vice President – Distribution & Marketing of Nan Shan Life Insurance of Taiwan and Senior Vice President & Head of Life Profit Centre of AIA - Asia (ex-Japan & Korea). Mr. Chan holds a Bachelor of Science Degree from The University of Hong Kong. He is a Fellow of the Society of Actuaries (FSA), a member of American Academy of Actuaries (MAAA) and a Fellow of the Canadian Institute of Actuaries (CIA).
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Mr Joseph H.L. Chan, JP
Under Secretary for Financial Services and the Treasury
The Government of Hong Kong SAR
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Mr Chan was appointed the Under Secretary for Financial Services and the Treasury on 16 August 2017.

Mr Chan has many years of senior executive experience in the banking industry. He was a Managing Director in the Global Markets Division of Credit Agricole Corporate & Investment Bank, and was a Managing Director in Financial Markets of Standard Chartered Bank.

Prior to joining the Government, Mr Chan held multiple roles in a number of public and professional bodies, including Vice President of the Hong Kong Society of Financial Analysts, Director of Hong Kong Securities & Investment Institute, Advisor of the Chinese Gold & Silver Exchange Society, as well as a General Committee member of the Hong Kong General Chamber of Commerce. Mr Chan was also a member of the Central & Western District Council.

Mr Chan holds a Bachelor of Arts in Economics (Hon) and Psychology from the University of Michigan, USA. He is also a Chartered Financial Analyst.
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Ms Natalie Chan
Senior Advisor
Civic Exchange
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Ms Natalie Chan is the senior advisor of Civic Exchange. She has more than 15 years of experience in corporate responsibility and sustainability management, with extensive experience in stakeholder research and engagement across cultures and sectors, including government, business, non-profits and academia, to drive sustainable change. She also worked at South China Morning Post, leading the Post’s citywide community giving and engagement programme, and served as Hong Kong staffer of APEC Business Advisory Council on policy lobbying work during her tenure with Hong Kong Trade Development Council. Natalie holds a master’s degree in Corporate Environmental Governance from the University of Hong Kong and completed the Prince of Wales’ Business and Sustainability Programme from the University of Cambridge, U.K.

Ms Chan serves on a number of government and industry advisory committees in the areas of sustainability and social responsibility in Hong Kong, including the Energy Advisory Committee of the HKSAR Government, as well as the Advisory Board of London-based Ethical Corporation. She is also a non-executive director of Hong Kong Institute of Social Impact Analysts.
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Mr Norman T. L. Chan, GBS, JP
Senior Advisor
Hong Kong Academy of Finance
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Mr Norman Chan was the Chief Executive of the Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA) in 2009-2019. Mr Chan joined the Hong Kong Government as an Administrative Officer in 1976 and became Deputy Director (Monetary Management) of the Office of the Exchange Fund in 1991. He was appointed 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 SAR 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, and biotechnology. 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 Medals 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.

Mr. Chan 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 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 China Chairman
PwC
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Raymund is the Chairman of PwC Asia Pacific and the Chairman & CEO of PwC China. He is also one of the five senior partners on PwC’s global Network Leadership Team that sets the overall strategy for the PwC Network and the standards to which PwC firms agree to adhere.

Raymund was born and raised in Hong Kong and began his professional career in Toronto, Canada in 1984 after graduation. He then returned to Hong Kong in 1993 and was admitted to the Partnership in 1995. He was appointed to the China firm’s Management Board in 2002 and in 2003, he relocated to Beijing and became PwC’s China Assurance Leader in 2005. From 2011 to 2015, he also became PwC’s Assurance Leader for the Asia Pacific region. Raymund returned to Hong Kong in 2014 and was elected Chairman & CEO for the PwC China firm in 2015. In 2017, he also became PwC’s Asia Pacific Chairman.

During his 35 years of professional experience, Raymund has provided assurance and business advisory services to both private and public enterprises in Hong Kong as well as state-owned and private enterprises in mainland China. He has been involved in a number of onshore and offshore initial public offerings, debt financing, corporate restructuring, and mergers and acquisition transactions covering the finance, manufacturing, retailing, media and entertainment, technology and energy sectors.

Raymund had previously served as an Expert Adviser to the relevant authority responsible for the Power Industry reform in China. He had also served as the first SEC Expert Witness on China cross border regulatory inspection issues in Washington. Raymund is a frequent speaker at financial and business forums covering various emerging business and economic issues.

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

External appointments:
  • Member, The Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (Shanghai)
  • Member, Civil Service Training Advisory Board, HKSAR
  • Vice President & Treasurer, Shanghai Chinese Overseas Friendship Association
  • Expert Advisor in accounting to the Ministry of Finance, PRC
  • Member, Advisory Board of Duke Kunshan University
  • Member, United Way Worldwide’s China Advisory Council
  • Honorary Advisor, Hong Kong Business Accountants Association


  • Raymund is a Chartered Professional Accountant in Canada and a Certified Public Accountant (Practising) in Hong Kong.
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    Dr Kevin Chen
    Chair Professor
    Zhejiang University
    Senior Research Fellow
    International Food Policy Research Institute
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    Dr. Kevin Chen is Senior Research Fellow and Head of East and Central Asia Office at the International Food Policy Research Institute, Chair Professor of China Academy of Rural Development at Zhejiang University and is also the Dean of CARD. He is co-editor of China Agricultural Economic Review and also managing editor of the journal International Food and Agribusiness Management Review. He is a member of Independent Expert Group (IEG) for Global Nutrition Report (GNR). He was an associate professor at the Department of Resource Economics and Sociology at the University of Alberta from 1995-2004. He also served as an editor for Canadian Journal of Agricultural Economics in 2003-04. His interests focus on agri-food value chain development, public policies on poverty, modeling agricultural markets, and South-South cooperation on agriculture.
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    Mr Toby Chen
    Deputy General Manager, A.I. Group,
    WeBank
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    Tianjian Chen is the Deputy General Manager of the AI Department of WeBank, China. He is now responsible for building the Banking Intelligence Ecosystem based on Federated Learning Technology.

    Before joining WeBank, he was the Chief Architect of Baidu Finance, Principal Architect of Baidu. Tianjian has over 12 years of experience in large-scale distributed system design and enabling technology innovations in various application fields, such as web search engine, peer-to-peer storage, genomics, recommender system, digital banking, and machine learning.
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    Dr the Hon Moses Cheng Mo-chi, GBM, GBS, JP
    Chairman
    Insurance Authority
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    Dr Cheng is currently practising as a Consultant of a law firm, after having served as its Senior Partner for over 20 years. His areas of practice straddle capital markets, corporate governance, regulatory and compliance. He has been actively contributing to the community, and is currently a member of the Financial Leaders Forum and a director of the Hong Kong Academy of Finance of which he is a Fellow. He has also served in various important positions, including the Chairman of the Education Commission, the government-appointed Director on the Board of Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Limited, and the founding Vice-Chairman of the Estate Agents Authority.
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    Mr Robert Cheung
    CEO
    Assured Asset Management
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    Over 15 years of financial industry experience in building global operations and financial platforms. Spent more than 3 years at Redwood Peak as Partner & COO. Prior to Redwood Peak, he spent 10 years at Barclays across London, New York, Singapore, Shanghai and Hong Kong developing their multi-asset Prime Services platform.
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    Mr K.O. Chia
    Director
    Grace Financial Ltd
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    Mr Chia is Director of Grace Financial Ltd, a Hong Kong based family office, serving as a member of the executive team. He brings 30+ years of diverse international experience as venture capitalist, entrepreneur and corporate executive across Asia, Europe and U.S.

    Currently he serves as President of the HK Venture Capital & Private Equity Association (HKVCPEA) and Member of Advisory Committee, School of Continuing & Professional Studies at Chinese University of Hong Kong. Previously he had served as Chairman of Advisory Board, College of International Education at Hong Kong Baptist University as well as HKSAR government’s Community Investment & Inclusion Fund (CIIF) to promote social capital for community revival from 2007-2013.

    He holds an MBA from Strathclyde University, Scotland, DipMS from Edinburgh Napier University, Scotland and BEng (Hons) Electronics Engineering from Sheffield University, England. He is also a Fellow of Hong Kong Institute of Directors.
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    Ms Susanne Chishti
    CEO
    FINTECH Circle
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    Susanne Chishti is the award-winning CEO of FINTECH Circle, Europe’s 1st Angel Network focused on fintech investments & Founder of the FINTECH Circle Institute, the leading fintech learning platform offering Innovation Workshops to C-level executives and fintech courses. She is also the Co-Editor of the Bestseller “The FINTECH Book” which has been translated into 10 languages and is sold across 107 countries, and The WealthTECH Book and The InsurTECH Book. In 2020, three new books will be co-edited by her: The PAYTECH Book, The AI Book and The LEGALTECH Book (all published by WILEY).

    She has also been a fintech TV Commentator on CNBC and been awarded as "Fintech Champion of the Year 2019".

    After completing her MBA she started her career working for a fintech company (before the term “fintech” was being invented) in the Silicon Valley 20 years ago. She then worked more than 15 years’ across Deutsche Bank, Lloyds Banking Group, Morgan Stanley and Accenture in London and Hong Kong.  
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    Mr Leo Chiu
    Chief Technology Partner
    Click Ventures
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    Leo is a tech savvy entrepreneur. After graduation, Leo was recruited into Morgan Stanley and found it’s not his cup of tea, Leo came back to Silicon Valley and started his STEM career.

    The last 4 big data/AI startups Leo served as core contributor all lead to successful IPO or M&A, with a combined market valuation of over US$1B.

    Before joining Click Ventures, Leo worked as a venture partner of the Spike Ventures (a VC fund for Stanford University Alumni), focusing on blockchain, AI and big data related ventures.

    Leo graduated in Stanford University with a M.S. degree in Management Science and Technology.
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    Mr Nelson Chow
    Chief Fintech Officer, Fintech Facilitation Office
    Hong Kong Monetary Authority
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    Mr Nelson Chow has been appointed to the present position from 1 September 2016 with responsibilities for facilitating the healthy development of the fintech ecosystem in Hong Kong and promoting Hong Kong as a fintech hub in Asia. He joined the HKMA in 2004 and was responsible for the supervision of banks’ technology risk management and business continuity planning as well as the formulation of related policies and guidelines. He was the Deputy Chief Representative of the New York Office in 2010. After returning to Hong Kong in 2013, he took up responsibilities to super vise banks’ operational risk management and perform macro-prudential data analysis. Prior to joining the HKMA, Mr Chow was a Vice President of JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A. responsible for information risk management of the Asia Pacific region.
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    Mr Richard Chow
    Executive Director
    UBS AG
    Head of Digital
    UBS Wealth Management
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    Richard Chow is the current Head of Digital for UBS Wealth Management overseeing digital business and innovation initiatives for Asia Pacific region. Since Richard joined UBS 7 years ago, he has led the team to win various industry awards for UBS Wealth Management including Global Private Banking Innovation Awards 2019, recognised Global #1 mobile app by Myprivatebankingresearch.com in 2016, Wealth Briefing Asia Awards 2016 – Innovative Client Solution…etc. Richard is an advocate to promote Fintech development and was Co-Chair of WealthTech Committee under Fintech Association of Hong Kong for 2 years.

    Before joining UBS, Richard started his career in HSBC, he was the regional business lead overseeing retail banking digital banking development for 14 APAC countries.
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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 a Co-Founder and Director of Peach Aviation in Japan, as well as a Board Member of Airbus SE. 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. 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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    Prof Francesca Cornelli
    Dean
    Kellogg School of Management
    Chair of Finance
    Donald P. Jacobs
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  • Francesca Cornelli is the dean of Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management. She is also a professor of finance and holds the Donald P. Jacobs Chair of Finance.
  • Previously, she was professor of finance and deputy dean at London Business School. She directed and advanced the highly regarded Private Equity Institute of London Business School, building a bridge between academia and practice by partnering with private equity leaders in London, alumni and top academics in the field.
  • Dean Cornelli has also served as an independent board member of several global corporations, including financial institutions.
  • Dean Cornelli earned her PhD in economics from Harvard.
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    Mr Jonathan Drew
    Managing Director, Sustainable Finance in Real Assets & Structured Finance Group
    HSBC
    Vice President
    Hong Kong Green Finance Association
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    Jonathan Drew is a Managing Director, Sustainable Finance in Real Assets & Structured Finance Group at HSBC. Jonathan graduated with an MA in Economics from Cambridge University in England and is also qualified as a Chartered Accountant. Jonathan started his banking career more than 20 years ago in London and after working in rapidly emerging Latin America and raising capital for large scale projects in the Middle East has been based in Hong Kong since 1997 witnessing first-hand the rapid growth of Asia and notably China. During this time he has been involved in successful transactions across a wide range of sectors including advising on and arranging finance for projects that produce and deliver energy (renewable and non-renewable) and transport people and resources from source to point of consumption as well as a wide range of infrastructure projects in social and education sectors with a focus on resource efficiency and sustainability. These transactions have involved supporting projects, corporates and institutions to approach various financial markets and structuring innovative and tailored products including green bonds and loans to meet the often large and specific needs of clients in markets with very distinct financial and regulatory characteristics. Jonathan is responsible for driving HSBC’s Sustainable Finance initiative across the Asia region for the banking business. Jonathan is a member of the Executive Committee of the Hong Kong Green Finance Association and also chairs the Asia Pacific Loan Market Association Green and Sustainable Loan Committee.
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    Ms Kristy Duncan
    Founder & CEO
    Women in Payments
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    Kristy Duncan is the founder and CEO of Women in Payments. This growing professional network unites women in payments from around the globe with a shared vision of gender parity. Women in Payments supports women’s career development through its conferences, award and mentorship programs, and by hosting a growing online community.

    Kristy is an avid supporter of her fellow female trailblazers, as investor and advisor to three women-led fintechs – FI.SPAN, Digital Retail Apps, and Thrive Savings. As a respected leader in the field, she’s judged several accelerators, fintech contests, and global awards programs.

    Before founding Women in Payments, Kristy was a leading payments and fintech consultant for global financial institutions, payment networks, tech firms, and more. Prior to that, she held leadership positions at a tier one Canadian bank in global transaction banking, treasury, finance, and operations.

    Always inspiring and insightful, Kristy is a sought-after speaker, advisor, and mentor. Innovate Finance and Lloyds Bank named Kristy to their Women in Fintech Power List in 2018 and 2017. Lattice 80 named her to their Global 100 Power Women in Fintech List in 2019 and 2018. Perhaps her greatest pride comes from inspiring the next generation of female leaders, as she mentors women in their early and mid-career levels in Canada and Brazil. Kristy holds a Bachelor of Applied Science and Engineering from the University of Toronto, and a Certified Cash Manager designation.
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    Mr Henry H.L. Fan
    Managing Director
    Hong Kong Glory Limited
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    Mr Fan was a practising Barrister-at-Law Hong Kong and has also had substantial management experience with large corporations. Currently he is the Managing Director of Hong Kong Glory Limited, a property investment company owned by his family. Mr Fan was a Non-Official Member of the Executive Council of the HKSAR and also sits on other boards and committees including
  • Chairman, Hospitality Authority
  • Member, Chief Executive’s Council of Advisors on Innovation and Strategic Development
  • Member, Financial Services Development Council
  • Member, board of the West Kowloon District Authority
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    Mr David Fong, BBS, JP
    Managing Director
    Hip Shing Hong (Holdings) Company Limited
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    Mr. David Fong is the Managing Director of Hip Shing Hong (Holdings) Co Ltd. Mr. Fong obtained a Master degree in Business Administration from The University of Hong Kong and an Honorary Fellow of City University of Hong Kong. Mr. Fong is currently a National Committee Member of CPPCC, an Honorary Trustee of Peking University and a member of the Board of Trustee of Jinan University. Mr. Fong is also the Chairman of Hong Kong Strategy, Chairman of Betting and Lotteries Commission, Life Honorary Chairman of The Chinese General Chamber of Commerce, a Member of Hospital Authority Board, a Council Member of The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Vice-Chairman of Hong Kong Committee for UNICEF and an Executive Council Member & Trustee of WWF Hong Kong.
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    Mr Dick Fong
    Emerging Technology Leader
    PwC
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    Dick leads PwC’s China/HK Emerging Technology group and the HK insurance consulting practice.

    He has over 17 years of experience, specializes in digital transformation i.e. utilizing technologies to changes the sales and distribution, operation, risk, finance and other insurance functions to achieve business growth, cost savings, efficiency and other strategic objectives.

    Over the years that he has been with PwC, he has practiced financial risk management, technology consulting and finance management, which provides him a comprehensive and unique perspective on how digital transformation impacts product design to operation to finance reporting; and on how the industry can work together and leverage emerging technologies like blockchain, AI and IoT to change the industry landscape for better customer value and higher efficiency.
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    Ms Margaret Fong
    Executive Director
    Hong Kong Trade Development Council
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    Ms Margaret Fong is the Executive Director of the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC) since 1 October 2014. With a global network of 50 offices, Ms Fong heads this international team whose mission is to create and facilitate opportunities in global trade for Hong Kong-based companies. She joined the HKTDC in 2010 as Deputy Executive Director, responsible for the international promotion of Hong Kong’s product and service industries and the Council’s office network worldwide.

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

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

    Ms Fong is a member of the Aviation Development and Three-runway System Advisory Committee, the Film Development Council, the Hong Kong Maritime and Port Board, the Hong Kong Logistics Development Council and the Hong Kong Tourism Board.
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    Mr Enoch Fung
    Head of Market Development (External)
    Hong Kong Monetary Authority
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    Mr Fung is the Head of Market Development Division, a policy unit in the Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA) for developing Hong Kong’s financial industry. In this role, Mr Fung is in charge of HKMA’s policy initiatives and development efforts to enhance Hong Kong's competitiveness as an international asset management centre and a corporate treasury centre. In addition, Mr Fung is the General Manager of HKMA’s Infrastructure Financing Facilitation Office, which aims to facilitate infrastructure investments and their financing in the region. Prior to his current position, Mr. Fung was the head of the Financial Stability Surveillance Division, responsible for the market monitoring and macro-prudential surveillance work in relation to strengthening the HKMA’s oversight of global financial issues.

    Mr Fung joined the HKMA in 2011. Prior to joining the HKMA, Mr Fung was a senior economist at Goldman Sachs based in Hong Kong and Singapore, responsible for macroeconomic research and strategies in the Asia-Pacific region.
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    Mr Ryan Fung
    Chief Executive
    Ping An OneConnect Bank
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    Ryan has been working in banking and finance industry for over 20 years. He was appointed as Chief Executive of Ping An OneConnect Bank since February, 2019. Prior to that, Ryan worked in Standard Chartered Bank for 18 years and held various senior positions across consumer finance, product and distribution functions.
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    Dr Terence Fung
    Deputy Head, Department of Surgery
    Union Hospital
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    Dr Terence Fung is currently the Deputy Head of Department of Surgery at the Union Hospital of Hong Kong.

    He graduated in the year 1994 from the Faculty of Medicine, Chinese University of Hong Kong and became a fellow of the College of Surgeons of Hong Kong in 2002. After many years of service in the public hospitals under the Hospital Authority, Dr Fung started his private surgical career as a consultant surgeon in the Union Hospital since year 2006. His surgical expertise covers a wide range of minimal invasive surgeries as well as endoscopic procedures.

    Apart from making publications in peer reviewed journals, he is a reviewer of local medical journals and examiner for medical graduates.

    His current teaching appointment is Honorary Clinical Associate Professor of the Faculty of Medicine at the Chinese University of Hong Kong.

    He has been frequently asked to give talks and interviews in local media for general public health education. He also helps to deliver a number of talks to insurance agents for their vocational training. Recently he is appointed to be the Chief Medical Executive of the AIA Union Medical Centre which is the first joint venture company formed between a private hospital and insurance company in Hong Kong.
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    Dr William Fung
    Group Chairman
    Li & Fung Limited
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    Dr. William Fung is Group Chairman of Li & Fung Limited, Chairman of Global Brands Group Holding Limited and non-executive director of Convenience Retail Asia Limited, all publicly listed companies within the Fung Group. He is also adirector of King Lun Holdings Limited and its wholly-owned subsidiary, Fung Holdings (1937) Limited, substantial shareholders of the Fung Group.

    Dr. Fung graduated from Princeton University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering. He holds a Master of Business Administration degree from the Harvard Graduate School of Business and degrees of Doctor of Business Administration (honoris causa) from The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University and Hong Kong Baptist University. He was conferred the honorary degree of Doctor of Letters by Wawasan Open University in Malaysia.

    Dr. Fung is an independent non-executive director of VTech Holdings Limited, Sun Hung Kai Properties Limited and The Hongkong and Shanghai Hotels, Limited.

    In recognition of his outstanding entrepreneurship, Dr. Fung was voted one of the world’s Top 25 Managers in 1995 and 50 stars of Asia in 2000 by Business Week, and Businessmen of the Year by Forbes in 2006. He previously held key positions in major trade and business associations. He is a former Chairman of the Hong Kong General Chamber of Commerce, the Hong Kong Exporters’ Association and the Hong Kong Committee for Pacific Economic Cooperation Council.

    Dr. Fung was awarded the Silver Bauhinia Star by the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government in 2008 for his outstanding service to the community.
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    Ms Yvette Yeh Fung
    Chair
    The Yeh Family Philanthropy
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    Yvette is the Chair of The Yeh Family Philanthropy and a Director of Hsin Chong International Holdings Ltd. She has a long history of educational involvement, through several schools, universities, and organizations in Hong Kong and the US. She is a current member of the Court and the Institutional Advancement and Outreach Committee and a former member of the Council of the Hong Kong University of Science & Technology; a member of the Board of Visitors of Stanford Law School; and a former Board member of the Hong Kong International School. Yvette also has a strong commitment to the non-profit sector in Hong Kong, including current Board membership in the Bai Xian Asia Institute and SOW Asia Foundation. She serves as an Independent Non-executive Director of Tai Ping Carpets International Ltd. She is a graduate of Stanford University (B.A. and J.D.) and UCLA (M.B.A).
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    Mr William Gee
    Partner
    PwC China, Digitalisation Office
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    William Gee is an experienced Partner in PwC China, and is a core team member of the Office of Chief Digital Officer, supporting the execution of the Firm’s digitalization initiatives. Prior to taking up this role, William was responsible for Innovation for the Risk Assurance practice. He a member of PwC China Assurance Innovation Think-tank and a member of PwC Global Assurance Disruption Group.

    William specialised in the field of information risk management after qualifying as a UK Chartered Accountant in 1990. William has over 30 years’ experience in providing a wide range of assurance and advisory services relating to the assessment of business and technology risks, as well as the design, review and enhancement of business and technology processes and controls. William is a member of the core leadership team at PwC China driving the adoption of Blockchain technology, including the regulation and risk management of, and the accounting approach to, crypto currencies and digital assets. He participated in several studies relating to the regulation and risk management of crypto currencies and digital assets trading, as well as identity verification using Blockchain. He is a sponsor of the “PwC Blockchain Audit Node” concept, and successfully developed and deployed the first blockchain audit platform in 2018.

    William has been driving the adoption of XBRL since 2000 in both Hong Kong and Mainland China. William was appointed by the China Ministry of Finance in 2009 to assist the development of the China Accounting Standard Common Taxonomy framework, and is one of the leading specialist in this field; he was the first professional accountant invited to be a member of the China National Accounting Informatisation Standardisation Technical Committee (SAC/TC524). William has a clear understanding of the impact on the accounting profession driven by national and international data standards, including GB/T 24589 and ISO/PC 295, and have a deep understanding of global digital regulatory reporting trends, including the Interactive Data Filing requirements issued by the US SEC, and the coming European Single Electronic Format proposed by the European Securities and Markets Authority.

    William is one of the experienced expert in the field of technology related risks in China. He is intimately familiar with international information security management standards (e.g. ISO/IEC 27000), best practice frameworks, as well as IT related legislations covering digital signatures, data privacy, and internet security. William participated in many PKI related projects and studies, with specific focus on the operation and management of Certification Authorities. William is one of the key sponsors of the WebTrust assurance standard in Hong Kong, he also provides relative trainings for the HKICPA. William has been involved in the promotion of XBRL adoption in Hong Kong and China since 2000, and is one of the subject matter experts in the country.

    William is well respected in the industry and was invited to serve in a variety of capacities:
  • External Mentor, MBA Program, Central University of Finance and Economics
  • QPRT (Qualified Person Responsible for Training) of PwC for ICAEW/CICPA joint programme
  • Member of the IFRS Taxonomy Consultative Group
  • Vice President of the Asia PKI Consortium
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    Ms Guo Xiaofei
    Director of Green and Sustainable Finance, Corporate and Investment Banking, Asia Pacific
    Natixis
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    Xiaofei Guo joined Natixis in October 2019 as Director, Green and Sustainable Finance, Corporate & Investment Banking, Asia-Pacific. She leads the bank’s sustainable finance activities for the Asia Pacific market, developing strategies that leverage the emerging Asian capital market for climate change solutions, and promotes investment in projects and assets which are critical to accelerate the transition to a sustainable economy. Xiaofei is an ICMA Green Bond and Social Bond working group member, and was invited to join the China Green Finance Committee and the Hong Kong Green Finance Association to take roles in 4 key Working Groups.

    Xiaofei is part of the Natixis CIB’s Green and Sustainable Hub, whose main mission is to offer a wide range of services, from financing to investment solutions, through Green & Sustainable research and advisory services, to clients in Europe, Asia-Pacific and the Americas.

    Prior to joining Natixis, Xiaofei was part of ING’s Sustainable Finance & Sustainable Markets team, where she had a focus on originating and structuring green bonds, green loans and sustainable supply chain finance. She has conducted more than 70 Green, Social and Sustainability Bond and Loan transactions for international clients, and has been invited to speak at important global conferences to share views and experiences in Sustainable Finance.

    Xiaofei obtained a Master degree in International Economics and Business from the University of Groningen in the Netherlands. She speaks English, Mandarin and Dutch.
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    Ms Melissa Guzy
    Co-Founder and Managing Director
    Arbor Ventures
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    Melissa is the Co-founder and Managing Partner of Arbor Ventures. Prior to founding Arbor Ventures, Melissa was Managing Director and Head of VantagePoint Asia, a $4.5 billion venture capital firm based in Silicon Valley with offices in Beijing, Shanghai and Hong Kong. As a thought leader in the global technology community, with experience across Asia and Silicon Valley, Melissa has been recognized as one of the Top 200 FinTech Influencers in Asia 2018.

    Melissa brings with her a unique set of global experience and perspective, with deep technological and innovation prowess anchored in an extensive international network. Melissa is a regular speaker on the Venture Capital markets, Key FinTech Trends and the changing global landscape.

    Melissa serves on the Board of Directors of the HKVCA and is Co-Chair of the HKVCA Venture Committee. She also serves on the Board of Innovation for the Hong Kong Securities and Commodities Commission. She is a Hopkins Fellow and participated in the Women’s Leadership Program at Harvard University.

    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 speaker at Financial Times Top 50 Women in Asia, Money2020, Asian Financial Forum, RISE and a guest lecturer on the Venture Capital Industry at the University of Florida, Hong Kong University, Chinese University of Hong Kong and the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology and is a Contributing Expert at CFTE, Centre for Finance, Technology and Entrepreneurship.
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    Mr Franz Hahn
    Chief Executive Officer
    Peak Reinsurance
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    Mr. Franz Josef Hahn is Co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of Peak Re, a global reinsurer based in Hong Kong. Under Mr. Hahn’s leadership, Peak Re has grown from a start-up in 2012 to become a global company, with a footprint that reaches beyond Asia to Europe and Americas. The company’s premiums exceeded the US$1 billion mark within the first five years.

    With over 30 years of reinsurance industry experience, Mr. Hahn has successfully helped build and shape the reinsurance business in the Greater China and Asia Pacific region.

    Prior to founding Peak Re, Mr. Hahn has held leadership positions at major international reinsurers, spearheading their growth in the region.

    Mr. Hahn is a member of the Geneva Association. He is also an active player in the Hong Kong financial and insurance industry. He is currently a member of the Hong Kong Academy of Finance and an Honorary Secretary of the Insurance Complaints Bureau. From 2016 to 2018, he was a member of the Insurance Advisory Committee to the Financial Secretary.

    Before launching his reinsurance career, Mr. Hahn was a lawyer. He has worked in Germany, France, Canada, Beijing and Hong Kong.
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    Ms Tracy Wong Harris
    Deputy Secretary General
    Hong Kong Green Finance Association
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    Tracy Wong Harris is the Deputy Secretary General of Hong Kong Green Finance Association (HKGFA), which is an independent non-profit organisation with its goal to position Hong Kong as a leading global green and sustainable finance centre.

    Prior to joining HKGFA, Tracy had over 16 years of financial markets experiences across various fixed income and complex structured products in JPMorgan, Mizuho International, Barclays Capital and BNP Paribas based in London and Hong Kong.

    Current Board member of AIDS Concern, previously served as Board member of the Hong Kong LGBT+ Interbank, founder of the JPM PRIDE HK network and received JPMorgan Employee Appreciation Award in 2015.

    Tracy received her MSc and BA in International Finance and Capital Markets in the United Kingdom, graduated from the Oxford Said Business School in Social Finance and a certified member of Hong Kong Treasury Markets Association (HKTMA).
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    Mr Mathias Helleu
    Chairman and Founder
    8 Securities
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    Mr Rockson Hsu
    CEO
    ZA Bank
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    Rockson Hsu is currently the Chief Executive Officer of ZA Bank Limited.

    Rockson has 27 years of banking experience in wholesale & investment banking and risk management with major foreign and local banks in Hong Kong and Mainland China. Prior to joining ZA Bank in May 2019, he was Chief Risk Officer of a listed bank in Hong Kong.

    Rockson graduated from NYU Stern School of Business with a Bachelor degree in Finance and International Business.
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    Mr Soul Htite
    Fintech Entrepreneur
     
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    Soul is the founder and Chairman of Dianrong. Prior to Dianrong, Soul co-founded Lending Club and served as the Head of Technology until 2011. Soul led all design and development efforts of Lending Club's online lending platform. Soul was named World Economic Forum Technology Pioneer at the World Economic Forum in 2011 and was named to the Yicai Brilliant 20 list in 2017.
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    Mr Huang Zhaohui
    CEO and Chairman of Management Committee
    China International Capital Corporation Limited
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    Mr. Huang joined CICC in 1998. He has 22 years of investment bank experience and 10 years of commercial bank experience.

    As one of the most senior bankers at CICC, Mr. Huang is well versed with the domestic and overseas capital markets, as well as various capital operations, which therefore gives him significant influence over Chinese clients.

    Before joining CICC, Mr. Huang served at China Construction Bank. In 1985, he graduated from Wuhan University with a Bachelor’s degree in Science; in 1988, he graduated from Renmin University of China with a Master’s degree in Economics.
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    Prof Witman Hung, JP
    Principal Liaison Officer of Hong Kong
    Shenzhen Qianhai Authority
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    Witman is currently the Hong Kong Deputy to 13th National People's Congress (NPC) and Principal Liaison Officer for Hong Kong, Shenzhen Qianhai Authority. A seasoned ICT professional and angel investor, Witman has worked in the industry for more than 30 years. He is the Executive Chairman of Chinese Big Data Society, Commissioner of Hong Kong Road Safety Patrol, President of Internet Professional Association, Vice President of Guangdong’s Association For Promotion of Cooperation between Guangdong, Hong Kong and Macao, Vice President and Secretary General of Hong Kong-ASEAN Economic Cooperation Foundation, Vice Chairman of Hong Kong Industry University Research Collaboration Association and the Monte Jade Science and Technology Association of HK. Witman was elected as a Global Council Member of the World Summit Awards, an initiative within the framework of UN WSIS. He is also an Independent Non-executive Director of VSTECS Holdings Limited (0865.HK), Sino Hotels (Holdings) Limited (1221.HK), Sprocomm Intelligence Limited (1401.HK) and LH Group Limited (1978.HK), four companies listed in the main board of the Hong Kong Stock Exchange.

    Witman served as a Part-time Member of the Central Policy Unit of the HKSAR Government during 2012-2014, and is currently an Adjunct Professor of Jinan University, an Honorary Professor of Guangxi Normal University and Hainan University Belt and Road Research Institute, and Academic Committee Member of China Silk Road iValley Research Institute.

    In 2008, Witman was selected as one of the Ten Outstanding Young Persons of Hong Kong. In 2016, he was given the Asia Social Innovation Leadership Award by CMO Asia and in 2017 he was given Light of Civilization 2017 Chinese Cultural Exchange Person of the Year. In 2015 he was appointed as a Justice of the Peace by the Hong Kong SAR Government.
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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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    Mr Felix Kan
    Partner, Cybersecurity & Privacy
    PwC Hong Kong
    Co-founder
    DarkLab
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    Felix is a Partner in PwC Hong Kong’s Risk Assurance Cybersecurity & Privacy practice with 10 years of extensive experience. He started his career as an ethical hacker and has personally committed to help companies in Hong Kong to improve their security postures and deal with cyber attacks more efficiently. Given the nature of cybersecurity as an area that is very difficult to justify Return on Investment, Felix developed real life attack simulation methodologies and tools with PwC Hong Kong and helped his clients to transform on their cyber journeys.

    Felix’s key areas of expertise and experience include IT governance, IT security framework, application and data security, IT risk, security management, technology architecture and ethical hacking focusing on high security network, web and mobile applications.
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    Mr Yasuyuki Kawasaki
    Deputy Chairman
    Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group
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    Date of Birth: April 30, 1959

    Education:
    • Graduated from The University of Tokyo with a Bachelor of Law in March 1982
    • The University of Illinois Law School, in 1987 Master of Comparative Laws (M.C.L)
    Business Experience:

    April 1982
    • Joined The Sumitomo Bank, Limited
    July 2005
    • General Manager, Corporate Banking Dept.-Ⅱ, Europe Division, Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation(SMBC)
    April 2009
    • Executive Officer and General Manager, Corporate Banking Dept.-Ⅱ, Europe Division
    May 2009
    • Executive Officer and General Manager, Human Resources Dept., SMBC and General Manager, Human Resources Dept., Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group, Inc. (SMFG)
    April 2010
    • Executive Officer and General Manager, Planning Dept., International Banking Unit, SMBC
    April 2012
    • Managing Executive Officer and General Manager, Planning Dept., International Banking Unit, SMBC
    April 2013
    • Managing Executive Officer, Deputy Head of International Banking Unit, Head of Growing Markets, Emerging Markets Business Division, SMBC
    • Managing Executive Officer, Global Business Planning Dept., SMFG
    April 2014
    • Senior Managing Executive Officer, Co-Head of International Banking Unit (Planning Dept., International Banking Unit, Growing Markets, Emerging Markets Business Division, Asia Pacific, North-east Asia), SMBC
    • Senior Managing Executive Officer, Global Business Planning Dept., SMFG
    April 2015
    • Director and Senior Managing Executive Officer, Co-Head of International Banking Unit (Planning Dept., International Banking Unit, Growing Markets, Emerging Markets Business Division, Asia Pacific, East Asia), SMBC
    • Senior Managing Executive Officer, Global Business Planning Dept., SMFG
    April 2017
    • Director and Deputy President, Head of International Banking Unit, SMBC
    • Deputy President and Executive Officer, Head of International Business Unit, SMFG
    April 2018
    • Deputy Chairman, SMBC
    • Deputy Chairman, SMFG
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    Ms Suyi Kim
    Senior Managing Director, Head of Asia Pacific
    Canada Pension Plan Investment
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    Suyi is responsible for leading CPPIB’s investment activities in Asia Pacific and overseeing its portfolio of investments in the region. As of September 2019, CPPIB has a portfolio of over C$110 billion in the Asia Pacific, and a team of approximately 150 professionals located across its Hong Kong, Mumbai and Sydney offices. Suyi is based in CPPIB’s Hong Kong office.

    Suyi joined CPPIB in 2007, establishing CPPIB’s first international office in Hong Kong. She oversaw the private equity business in Asia as Head of Private Equity Asia until early 2016, when she became the Head of Asia Pacific. Suyi has almost 20 years of investment experience, with the majority spent in private equity. Prior to joining CPPIB, Suyi served at Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan and The Carlyle Group, as well as McKinsey & Co. in various Asian countries and at PricewaterhouseCoopers.

    She received her MBA from Stanford Business School and a BA in International Economics from Seoul National University. She is a Certified Public Accountant. Suyi currently serves on the board of Home Plus, one of the largest multi-channel retailers in South Korea.
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    Prof Roger King
    Founding Director and Senior Advisor
    Tanoto Center for Asian Family Business and Entrepreneurship Studies, HKUST
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    Roger King is Founding Director of both the Tanoto Center for Asian Family Business and Entrepreneurship Studies and the Thompson Center for Business Case Studies, and Adjunct Professor of Finance at The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST). His teaching and research interests include family business, family office, entrepreneurship, and corporate and family governance.

    Professor King was a former US Naval Officer; member of Technical Staff of Bell Telephone Laboratories (USA). He served at various leading positions: Non-Executive Director of Orient Overseas (International) Limited and Chief Operating Officer of Orient Overseas (Holdings) Limited, listed on the Stock Exchange of Hong Kong (SEHK); Chairman and Founder of ODS System-Pro Computers Limited; Chairman of Euro-Asia Shipyard Limited; Chairman of Pacific Coffee Limited; President and Chief Executive Officer of Sa Sa International Holdings Limited, listed on SEHK; Independent Non-Executive Director of Sincere Watch (Hong Kong) Limited, listed on SEHK; Board Director of Arrow Electronics Corporation, listed on the New York Stock Exchange; Supervisory Board member of TNT Express, listed on Amsterdam Exchange; President of Harvard Business School Association of Hong Kong; Chairman of the Association of Honorary Consuls in Hong Kong and Macau; Honorary Consul for the Republic of Latvia in HKSAR; Standing Committee Member of the Zhejiang Province People’s Political Consultative Conference; and Council member of The Hong Kong Baptist University and HKUST.

    Professor King is currently Honorary Court Member of HKUST; member of the Board of Governors of Tel Aviv University (TAU); member of the International Advisory Board of Coller School of Management at TAU; member of the Academic Council of Moscow School of Management SKOLKOVO; Chairman of the Case Center Committee, Association of Asia-Pacific Business Schools; member of the Advisory Council of the Israel-Asia Center; member of International Advisory Council of NYC Family Enterprise Center; member of the Ernst & Young Family Business Advisory Council; and member of the Editorial Board of the Journal of Family Business Strategy.

    Professor King is a graduate of the University of Michigan, BSEE; New York University, MSEE; Harvard Business School, AMP; and HKUST, PhD (Finance). He is the 2011 recipient of the HKUST Honorary Fellowship and a member of Eta Kappa Nu and Beta Gamma Sigma, the honorary societies for electric engineers and business scholars respectively.
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    Prof Michael Kuo
    Professor and Director of the Medical Artificial Intelligence Laboratory Program, Department of Diagnostic Radiology
    The University of Hong Kong
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    Professor and Director of the Medical Artificial Intelligence Laboratory Program, Department of Diagnostic Radiology, The University of Hong Kong

    Highly published recipient of numerous prestigious awards in recognition of innovative work at the intersections of machine learning, medical imaging, artificial intelligence, genomics, drug discovery, and clinical medicine.

    Professor and entrepreneur from Stanford, UCSD, and UCLA currently serving as a Professor and Founding Director of the Medical Artificial Intelligence Laboratory Program (MAIL@HKU) at the University of Hong Kong.
  • Building AI and machine learning systems across different medical specialties in medicine
  • Developing and executing AI clinical trials
  • Establishing partnerships and collaborations with academic institutions, government, and private enterprise


  • Clinical and Research Highlights:
  • Diagnostic and Interventional Radiologist. Lead or co-investigator in clinical studies to evaluate medical devices and medical technologies.
  • Deep expertise in radiogenomics and multi-scale biology data fusion. Specialist in developing innovative integrative approaches leveraging machine learning and computer vision, genomics, 3D tissue clearing techniques, bench top, and bioinformatics research.
  • Led the development of Integrated Diagnostics, the first integrated clinical diagnostics program at the University of California-Los Angeles, establishing cross-disciplined clinical workflows and informatics pipelines, to implement new research protocols across clinical services.
  • Established MAIL, the premier medical AI program in Honk Kong. MAIL works closely with partners across all phases of the research, development and deployment life cycle for the betterment of patient healthcare. Staffed and established a research infrastructure, with a diversified portfolio of research projects, and innovative computational infrastructure. Leading a big data AI project with the Hong Kong Hospital Authority (~7 million patients). Working with Eastern and Western corporations, launched AI clinical trials; Established rich educational programs and international conferences, such as the AI Meets Medicine 2019: East Meets West International Conference.
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    Mr Jim Lai
    Board Member
    Financial Services Development Council
    Vice President
    Tencent Holdings Limited
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    Mr Lai joined Tencent in 2009 and was the general manager for Tenpay between 2012 and 2019. In 2015, Tencent’s payment business was accelerated and developed into Tencent FiT (Financial Technology). Since then, Mr Lai has been leading Tencent FiT until 2019.

    During the time when Mr Lai headed up the Tenpay and Tencent FiT business, he and the team have made contributions of strategic significance in setting up the Group’s payment infrastructure and in creating an open financial ecosystem. In 2014, Mr Lai and his team launched WeChat Red Packet and QQ Red Packet, which had gained huge popularity across China. This enabled Tencent to tap into the fast payment market and provided a solid foundation for gaining a competitive edge in mobile payment. In 2014, Mr Lai and his team also launched the wealth management platform Licaitong, which currently has a total fund holding of over RMB 800 billion (as of first half of 2019). Consequently, with payment services as an entry point, Tencent has succeeded in establishing a financial ecosystem that covers such diversified fields as wealth management, securities, banking, and blockchain. This has positioned Tencent as the leader in the FinTech sector.

    In May 2019, under Mr Lai’s leadership, Fusion Bank Limited, a joint venture initiated by Tencent, was granted a virtual banking license by the Hong Kong Monetary Authority. In June 2019, as Tencent’s vice president, Mr Lai was appointed as the Chairman of Fusion Bank.
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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.

    Before assuming the post of the Chief Executive, Mrs Lam had 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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    Dr Lee George Lam
    Chairman
    Hong Kong Cyberport
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    Dr. George LAM is Non-Executive Chairman - Hong Kong and ASEAN Region and Chief Adviser to Macquarie Infrastructure and Real Assets Asia. He has served in leadership roles (including Chairman, Vice Chairman, Managing Director, CEO, COO and General Manager) with several leading multinational corporations including Hong Kong Telecom, A.T. Kearney, Singapore Technologies Telemedia (Temasek Holdings), BOC International Holdings (the Bank of China group), Chia Tai Enterprises International Limited (CP Group) and Macquarie Capital. He has extensive international experience and connections in the innovation and digital technology spheres and in general management, strategy consulting, corporate governance, direct investment, investment banking and fund management fields.

    Dr. Lam has also been actively participating in community service and international affairs. Currently, he is a member of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government's Committee on Innovation, Technology and Re-Industrialization, the Belt and Road Committee of the Hong Kong Trade and Development Council (and Convenor of its Digital Silk Road Working Group), the Court of the City University of Hong Kong and the Advisory Board of the Hong Kong Investor Relations Association and the Sir Murray MacLehose Trust Fund Investment Advisory Committee; Chairman of Monte Jade Science and Technology Association of Hong Kong; Honorary Advisor to the Hong Kong Business Angel Network (HKBAN); President of Hong Kong-ASEAN Economic Cooperation Foundation; President of the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UN ESCAP) Sustainable Business Network (ESBN) Executive Council and Chairman of its Task Force on Banking and Finance; and Vice Chairman of Pacific Basin Economic Council (PBEC). Dr. Lam has also taught at Tsinghua University, the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, the Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong Baptist University and the City University of Hong Kong. He is committed to nurturing talents and youth and next-generation SMEs, and fostering the development of Hong Kong's digital economy and ICT sector.

    Dr. Lam holds a BSc in Sciences and Mathematics, an MSc in Systems Science and an MBA from the University of Ottawa in Canada; an LLB (Hons) in law from Manchester Metropolitan University in the UK, a LLM in Law from the University of Wolverhampton in the UK; an MPA and a PhD from the University of Hong Kong. He is also a Solicitor of the High Court of Hong Kong (and formerly a member of the Hong Kong Bar); an Accredited Mediator of the Centre for Effective Dispute Resolution; a Fellow of Certified Management Accountants (CMA) Australia, the Institute of Public Accountants, the Institute of Financial Accountants, the Hong Kong Institute of Arbitrators, and the Hong Kong Institute of Directors; and an Honorary Fellow of Certified Public Accountants (CPA) Australia, the Hong Kong Institute of Facility Management, and the University of Hong Kong School of Professional and Continuing Education.
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    Mr Richard Lancaster
    Chief Executive Officer
    CLP Holdings Limited
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    Richard Lancaster is Chief Executive Officer of CLP Holdings, the parent company of the CLP Group which is one of the largest investor operators in the electricity industry throughout the Asia-Pacific region.

    Mr Lancaster has more than 35 years of experience in the power industry and in other industrial operations in Asia, Australia and the United Kingdom.

    Prior to assuming his current role in September 2013, he was Managing Director of CLP’s operations in Hong Kong, responsible for its electricity generation, transmission and distribution business serving 2.5 million customers in Hong Kong.

    Mr Lancaster joined CLP in 1992 and has held a wide range of managerial positions within the company. His experience covers project management, power plant operations, commercial, finance, legal and corporate functions.

    Besides serving in various subsidiary companies of the CLP Group as Director, Mr Lancaster is the Chairman of the Business Environment Council and a founding member of the Advisory Council of The Australian Chamber of Commerce Hong Kong & Macau. He is a Fellow of the Hong Kong Management Association and a council member of the World Business Council for Sustainable Development and a member of its Climate and Energy Cluster Board. He is also chairman of the Hong Kong Membership Committee of the UN-accredited World Energy Council.

    Originally from Australia, Mr Lancaster is an electrical engineering graduate of UNSW Sydney.
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    Mr Jonathan Larsen
    Chief Innovative Officer
    Ping An Group
    Chairman & CEO
    Ping An Global Voyager Fund
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    Jonathan spent 18 years at Citigroup where he was most recently Global Head of the firm’s Retail Banking and Mortgage businesses, generating ~$12Bn in Revenues and spanning 19 countries. He has been at the leading edge of the financial services industry for the last 29 years across the Asia Pacific region and globally. He brings a unique blend of strategic vision, operational depth, and understanding of the new technology landscape. He has led multiple large-scale, successful businesses across a wide range of markets and has extensive experience in negotiating and managing partnerships and M&A transactions.

    Jonathan is a Distinguished Fellow of the Institute of Banking and Finance, Singapore and was named Retail Banker of the Year in 2011 by Asian Banker magazine. He has been widely quoted in major business publications including the Financial Times, Bloomberg, Reuters, New York Times, Wall Street Journal, the Economist as well as local media throughout Asia Pacific. Jonathan holds a Bachelor of Arts (Hons) from the University of Melbourne.

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    Mr Christopher Lau
    Group Assistant Managing Director
    Cargo Services Far East Limited
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    Mr. Christopher Lau is the Group Assistant Managing Director of Cargo Services Group and Head of the Greater China since April 2018. He possesses more than 7 years of experience in international retail supply chain and logistics management having worked closely with many major retailers in Australia and the United Kingdom in the development of their global supply chains including the setup of eCommerce operations in China, sourcing offices and QC facilities.

    Mr. Christopher Lau was the Group Assistant Managing Director and an Executive Director at Cargo Services from 2006 to 2012, where he founded the GAM business in 2007 and led the development in the Australasia market.

    In 2013, Mr. Christopher Lau co-founded eCargo Enterprise Limited (ASX:ECG), and subsequently led its successful IPO on the Australian Securities Exchange in November 2014. He was the CEO and Executive Director of ECG from ECG’s inception until March 2018.

    Mr. Christopher Lau was instrumental in the transformation of Cargo Services to become the leading integrated retail supply chain solutions service provider in Hong Kong, contributed significantly in the development and implementation of the LIMA® platforms for many retail brands and was involved in the acquisition of Allport Limited together with HSBC’s strategic investment in CS Logistics in 2010. He was an Executive Director of CS Logistics from 2010 to 2012.

    Mr. Christopher Lau holds a Bachelor of Science in Accounting and Finance from the Leonard Stern School of Business at New York University. He spent several years with Ernst and Young LLP and Deutsche Bank in New York working in audit, structured products and fixed income. He was appointed as a member of the 14th Nanjing Political Consultative Conference in 2018, an Honorary Member of the Court at the Hong Kong Baptist University since 2012 and is a Vice-Chairman of the fundraising committee of the Dragon Foundation, a non-profit organisation in Hong Kong. He is the son of Mr. John Lau, Founder and Group Managing Director of the Cargo Services Group.
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    Mr Edmond Lau
    Senior Executive Director
    Hong Kong Monetary Authority
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    Mr Edmond Lau is responsible for external affairs, Financial infrastructure and research. He holds a Bachelor of Social Sciences degree in Economics and a Master of Social Work degree from the University of Hong Kong. Mr Lau joined the Hong Kong Government as an Administrative Officer in 1986. He joined the HKMA in 1997 as Division Head (Banking Development) and had been involved in banking reform and the establishment of the Deposit Protection Scheme. He also served as the Administrative Assistant to the Chief Executive of the HKMA in 2004 after a one-year secondment to the Financial Services and the Treasury Bureau. Mr Lau was promoted as Executive Director (Strategy and Risk) in 2005. He assumed the post of Executive Director (Monetary Management) from 2007 to 2013 when he resigned from the HKMA to pursue further study and, thereafter, take up a leadership role in an NGO. Mr Lau joined HKMC Annuity Limited as Chief Executive Officer in 2017.
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    Dr Frederic Lau
    Chief Executive
    Airstar Bank Limited
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    Dr. Frederic Lau is the Chief Executive of Airstar Bank Limited, the joint venture between Xiaomi and AMTD, and one of the eight Virtual Banks in Hong Kong. He also serves as the Vice Chairman at AMTD. Dr. Lau has over 30 years of experience in regulating and managing financial institutions, especially in areas such as industry development, regulatory framework, risk management and internal control. Dr. Lau served in Hong Kong and US regulatory agencies for years, including the Hong Kong Monetary Authority and the Office of Thrift Supervision (subsequently merged with the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, OCC), the US Treasury Department. Dr. Lau was an Executive Director and Group Risk Director at Dah Sing Banking Group, a member of the Board of Directors of Dah Sing Bank (China) and Shenzhen Development Bank (subsequently renamed as Ping An Bank). He was also a Managing Director of Promontory Financial Group.
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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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    Ms Theodora Lau
    Founder
    Unconventional Ventures
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    Theodora (Theo) Lau is public speaker, writer, podcast host, startup advisor, and a community builder, whose work seeks to spark innovation to improve consumer financial well-being. As founder of Unconventional Ventures, she focuses on developing and growing an ecosystem of financial institutions, corporates, entrepreneurs, and venture capitalists to better address the unmet needs of consumers (e.g. older adults and gig economy workers), with keen interests in women and minority founders. As part of her work, she regularly mentors and advises FinTech startups. She is recognized as LinkedIn Top Voice for Economy and Finance, No. 1 Women in Finance by Onalytica, and Top FinTech influencer by various publications including Fintech Power 50, Retail Banker International, FinTech Finance, and FinTech News Switzerland. She is a podcast host on topics around longevity, global fintech innovations, and diversity and inclusion, and runs a weekly blog on Irish Tech News. She is a public speaker for top industry conferences, and frequent contributing writer for industry publications, including Harvard Business Review and Nikkei Asian Review.
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    Mr Howard Lee, JP
    Deputy Chief Executive
    Hong Kong Monetary Authority
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    Howard Lee is responsible for monetary management, financial stability surveillance and reserves management. He joined the HKMA in 2009 as a Division Head and has worked in various other areas including banking policy, corporate services, financial infrastructure and fintech. He was appointed as a Deputy Chief Executive on 1 January 2018. Prior to joining the HKMA, Mr Lee worked in the Hong Kong SAR Government in areas relating to economic development, financial services and other public policies.
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    Ms Maggie Lee
    Circular Economy Strategist
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    Maggie Lee currently manages in Thailand the SEA circular project, an initiative of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and the Coordinating Body on the Seas of East Asia (COBSEA) to inspire market-based solutions and help formulate policies to prevent marine plastic pollution. She was previously leading the Market Transformation effort in Singapore for WWF. After several roles in research & development and technical affairs in the retail and fast-moving consumer goods industry with moguls such as Aeon, Nestle and P&G, Maggie has been keen on creating sustainable solutions for Asia. With experience from Hong Kong, Canada, Taiwan, Japan and Singapore, she has been working on sustainable business initiatives, such as being the secretariat for the Support Asia for Sustainable Palm Oil (SASPO.org), and the strategist for the WWF Plastic ACTion (PACT) and the WWF Responsible Seafood Group. She is consulted for cross-sector, multinational efforts on sustainable businesses. She has spoken in over 40 panels in the last couple of years about the focuses of her work - "sustainable procurement of conflict resources", such as palm oil, plastic and seafood, "responsible consumption" at hotels and of food, "market transformation" for new heights of industry-wide corporate sustainability. Maggie's publications are primarily on NGO-corporate relationships, sustainable commodity procurement, and ASEAN environmental governance.
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    Mr Kelvin Lei
    CEO & Co-founder
    AQUMON
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    Prior to co-founding AQUMON, Mr. Kelvin Lei was a Vice President of Deutsche Bank’s Institutional Client Group. During his career as a Fixed-income Sales, Mr. Lei has helped financial institutions and corporates allocate over USD10 billion into global assets through a wide range of financial instruments. In 2008, Mr. Lei led the transaction of an HKD 1.5 billion 15-year interest rate swap between DBS and China Development Bank. During his days at Credit Suisse, Mr. Lei acted as the sole coverage for China Merchant Bank and ICBC. At CICC, Mr. Lei was the Sales team leader, covering top-tier asset managers such as PIMCO and BlackRock, and independently led the issuance of Ford’s ABS deal in onshore China.

    With his acute sense for institutional needs, Mr. Lei is now driving adoption of artificial intelligence and automation technology within banks, asset managers, and wealth managers. Mr. Lei currently directs AQUMON’s product development and go-to-market strategy and leads the Institutional Client Group in aggressively expanding client coverage. Mr. Lei obtained Master in Finance degree from University of International Business & Economics in Beijing, China.

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    Mr Hugo Leung
    Chief Executive Officer Hong Kong
    BNP Paribas
    CEO
    BNP Paribas Securities (Asia) Limited
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    Hugo Leung is the Chief Executive Officer for Hong Kong, BNP Paribas and CEO of BNP Paribas Securities (Asia) Limited. He oversees the full breadth of the bank’s integrated and diversified offering in Hong Kong, encompassing all corporate and institutional banking activities.

    As its CEO, Hugo is responsible for the overall management of the legal entity of BNP Paribas Securities Asia, supervising its activities. Prior to his current role, he oversaw Global Markets activities in Hong Kong including fixed income, equities and commodity derivatives business. Hugo has extensive financial services experience having held various roles since joining BNP Paribas in 1993. He has a B.A. degree in Economics from Simon Fraser University in Canada and speaks English, Cantonese and Mandarin.

    In April 2017, Hugo was appointed as an independent Non-Executive Director for Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Limited (HKEx), where he serves on the Audit Committee, Risk Committee, Corporate Social Responsibility Committee, Executive Committee, Panel Member Nomination Committee, Investment Advisory Committee, and he is also the Deputy Chairman of Derivatives Market Consultative Panel.
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    Ms Julia Leung, SBS
    Deputy Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director, Intermediaries
    Securities and Futures Commission
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    Ms Leung is a member of the Securities and Futures Commission (SFC). She is the Deputy Chief Executive Officer and an Executive Director with responsibility for the Intermediaries Division, which comprises the Intermediaries Supervision and Licensing departments. That Division is primarily responsible for administering licensing requirements and conducting ongoing supervision of licensed corporations with a focus on their business conduct and financial soundness.

    Prior to joining the SFC, Ms Leung was the Under Secretary for Financial Services and the Treasury from August 2008 to December 2013 and worked with the Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA) for 14 years.

    Ms Leung graduated from The Chinese University of Hong Kong and earned a master's degree from Columbia University in the City of New York. She authored a book on how Asia surmounted various financial crises.

    Ms Leung chairs the Academic and Accreditation Advisory Committee and the Fintech Advisory Group. She also sits on the Investment Committee, the SFC (HKEC Listing) Committee, the Budget Committee and the Executive Committee.
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    Ms Sammie Leung
    Risk Assurance Partner
    PwC
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    Sammie leads the Sustainability and Climate practice in PwC Hong Kong and China South and she has a strong passion with the governance and sustainability (Environmental, Social and Governance or ESG) profession.

    In additional to her client serving role at PwC, Sammie serves as an external Audit Committee Member of a tertiary education in Hong Kong. Sammie serves the Sustainability Committee of the Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountant and two Working Groups (ESG and Policy) of the Hong Kong Green Finance Association.

    Sammie has led more than 50 sustainability-related advisory projects covering United Nation Sustainability Development Goals (UNSDG), Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD) and ESG disclosures. She has also assisted investment funds (public and private) in developing and improving their ESG practices, including the integration of ESG and climate factors into the risk and investment process.

    Fluent in English, Cantonese and Mandarin, Sammie is a Certified Public Accountant (ACCA, HKICPA), Certified Internal Auditors (CIA) and Certified in Control Self-Assessment (CCSA).
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    Mr Ehud Moshe Levy
    General Partner
    Canaan Partners Israel
    Venture Partner
    Lenovo Capital
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    Ehud gained more than two decades of expertise in the high-tech industry as an entrepreneur, investor and operator.

    Currently Ehud is the Managing Partner of Canaan Partners Israel, an Israeli venture capital fund, and a Venture Partner with Lenovo Capital heading its investment opportunities in Israel. Ehud is also an active angel investor operating as a partner with a leading invest ent team, Kaedan Capital.

    Prior to these activities, Ehud was a Managing Partner at Vertex VC for seven years. Among other successful investments, Ehud identified Waze as a bright star from the start, leading the first investment round in the company and serving on its board of directors until its acquisition by Google for over $1 Billion.

    Previously, Ehud co-founded and served as Chairman and CEO of Ki-Bi Mobile Technologies, a mass-market device specialist for mobile content distribution. He led the business from concept to commercial success, an IPO in London and eventual acquisition.

    Earlier, he served as COO and CFO of Telegate, a telecommunications company, where he was responsible for a restructuring plan leading to the acquisition of the company for over US$400 million. Prior to Telegate, Ehud was a private equity investor and investment banker in New York and Tel Aviv, serving on the boards of directors of several technology companies.

    Ehud holds a BSc in Computer Engineering (with honors) from the Technion in Israel, and an MBA from Columbia Business School, New York.  
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    Mr Laurence Li, JP
    Chairman
    Financial Services Development Council
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    Mr Laurence Li, SC is the Chairman of the Financial Services Development Council (FSDC). The FSDC is an advisory body to the HKSAR Government on all matters relating to the development of Hong Kong as an international financial centre. It engages the industry in formulating proposals to promote the further development of the financial services industry of Hong Kong and to map out the strategic direction for the development.

    Mr Li’s profession is as a practicing barrister. He focuses on banking, commercial, company, and securities law. Prior to being called to the Hong Kong Bar, he served in several positions within the Securities and Futures Commission in Hong Kong and, before that, worked in a law firm in New York.

    Mr Li is a Judge of the International Court and Regulatory Tribunal in Doha, Qatar. He is also a Fellow of The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, an Honorary Fellow of the Asian Institute of International Financial Law at The University of Hong Kong, and a Senior Fellow at the Centre for Financial Regulation and Economic Development at The Chinese University of Hong Kong.
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    Ms Michelle Li
    CEO
    AMTD Digital
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    Ms. Michelle Li leads AMTD Digital with a vision to offer one-stop, cross-market and intelligent digital finance solutions for Asian consumers and SMEs - to make digital financial services interoperable and simple. AMTD Digital is building digital banking, insurance and payments in Hong Kong and Singapore with an ambition to expand into other Asian markets. Before becoming the CEO of AMTD Digital, Ms. Li heads the Research department of AMTD Group. She specialises in analysing global FinTech industry and financial sector. Before joining AMTD Group in 2016, Ms. Li served in UBS as the lead analyst of Asian Financial sector in the Asia Fixed Income research team and she was the China bank equity analyst in the Asia Financials research team.
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    Ms Angie Lin
    Founder & Chief Investment Officer
    Assured Asset Management
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    Over 10 years of experience in financial products trading and investment advisory. Previous Co-Chief Executive Officer and Head of Investment Solutions for AMTD and was responsible for overall management, strategic planning, business development, and investment solutions. Has worked for other leading institutions including Polaris Securities and ISM Media.
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    Mrs Amy Lo
    Chairman, Executive Committee
    Private Wealth Management Association
    Head and Chief Executive
    UBS Hong Kong Branch
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    Amy Lo is Co-Head of Wealth Management Asia Pacific, Head and Chief Executive of UBS Hong Kong, and a Group Managing Director at UBS. Amy has over 30 years of experience in the banking industry. Since joining UBS in 1995, she has held a number of senior management positions including Regional Head of Ultra High Net Worth in Asia. Today, the ultra-high net worth business is the leading wealth manager for ultra-high net worth individuals in the region.

    Actively involved in the development of the private banking industry in Hong Kong, Amy chairs the Hong Kong Private Wealth Management Association (PWMA), is a member of the Banking Industry Training Advisory Committee of the Hong Kong Education Bureau, and a member of the Exchange Fund Advisory Committee Financial Infrastructure Sub-Committee of Hong Kong Monetary Authority.

    A passionate supporter of youth education and technological innovation in Greater China, Amy is a member of The Court and the MBA Advisory Board at The University of Hong Kong, a member of the Advisory Committee of the Department of Social Work at The Chinese University of Hong Kong, and an Advisor of the Industrial Consulting Committee at the HongKong X, a tech start-up platform aim at promotion of innovations among young entrepreneurs. She is also a Board Member of the UBS Optimus Foundation, the independent grant-making foundation that helps UBS clients improve the education and welfare of children globally.

    Amy received the Executive Award at the DHL/SCMP Business Awards 2018 for her efforts in promoting the growth and development of the wealth management industry, and for her drive in building UBS as a corporate citizen in Hong Kong. She was also named by a top-tier Chinese media, China Business News, as one of the "Hong Kong Top 20 in the next 20 years" for her contribution to innovation developments in 2017.
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    Mr Simon Loong
    Founder and Group CEO
    WeLab
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    Simon Loong is the Founder and Group CEO of WeLab Holdings Limited – a leading fintech company in Asia with one of the first virtual banks established in Hong Kong. WeLab provides financial services by creating seamless digital experiences to over 41 million individual customers, and also provides B2B enterprise solutions to traditional financial institutions which utilise WeLab’s technology to offer fintech-enabled services to their customers. WeLab operates WeLend and WeLab Bank in Hong Kong, WeLab Digital, Taoxinji and Tianmian Lab in Mainland China and a fintech joint venture AWDA in Indonesia.

    Prior to founding WeLab, Simon spent 15 years in retail banking divisions of Citibank and Standard Chartered. Simon has a Master of Science in Management (MSM) from Stanford Graduate School of Business and is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA).

    Simon serves as an advisor to many professional organizations including Shenzhen Consumer Council, Hong Kong Trade Development Council, Hong Kong General Chamber of Commerce and was also a founding Board Member on the FinTech Association of Hong Kong.

    Simon has received several awards in recognition of his achievements including 2016 "CEO of the Year" by Capital CEO, 2017 “Innovation Leadership Achievement in Hong Kong” by The Asian Banker, 2018 "The InnoStars Award" by Our Hong Kong Foundation and “The World Outstanding Chinese Youth Entrepreneur Award”. Simon has also been named as “one of the 20 people shaping Hong Kong’s future” in the next 20 years by leading Chinese media outlet, YiCai.
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    Dr Ma Jun
    Chairman and President
    Hong Kong Green Finance Association
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    Dr. MA Jun is the Chairman and President of Hong Kong Green Finance Association, and Director of the Center for Finance and Development, Tsinghua National Institute of Financial Research. He is also a member of the Monetary Policy Committee of the People’s Bank of China, Chairman of Green Finance Committee of China Society for Finance and Banking, Chairman of the Supervisory Workstream (WS1) of the Central Banks and Supervisors Networking for Greening the Financial System (NGFS) and Co-chair of G20 Green Finance Study Group.

    Before joining Tsinghua University, he was the Chief Economist at the Research Bureau of the People’s Bank of China (PBOC) from 2014 to 2017. Prior to that, he worked for 13 years at Deutsche Bank, where he was Managing Director, Chief Economist for Greater China, and Head of China and Hong Kong Strategy. From 1992 to 2000, he worked as public policy specialist, economist and senior economist at the International Monetary Fund and World Bank. From 1988 to 1990, he was a research fellow at the Development Research Center of China's State Council.
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    Mr Alex Medana
    Co-Founder & CEO
    FinFabrik
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    Alex is the co-founder and CEO of FinFabrik, a Fintech firm headquartered in Hong Kong. FinFabrik creates financial technology to reinvent capital markets, connecting asset owners and investors to make investment opportunities accessible to anyone in the new digital asset era.

    Alex has 20 years of deep financial services experience, that he spent most of his time in Tier one global financial institutions overseeing operations across diverse asset classes, client segments and business lines in Europe and APAC.

    He is a serial entrepreneur and angel investor with passion. He advocates broader financial participation by empowering people with the right technological innovation
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    Mr Eric Ng
    Managing Director
    Happiness Capital
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    Mr Eric Ng formed Happiness Capital, the global venture capital arm of Lee Kum Kee Health Products Group with the mission of creating global impact and making the world a happier place. Its investment portfolio covers US, Europe, Israel, Mainland China and Hong Kong, from seed to growth stage. Previously, Eric co-founded AGENDA in 2000 and grew it into the largest independent digital marketing agency in Asia, which was acquired by WPP in 2008. Eric stayed with WPP after the acquisition as the Chief Client Officer (Asia Pacific) of the WPP Wunderman network. Earlier in his career, Eric founded an AI cancer diagnostic and treatment planning startup in the UK and US in 1994, which was acquired by a major US healthcare organization in 1997. Eric then joined CapGemini US as Director of e-Business and advised Fortune 500 companies on digital transformation. In the early 90s, Eric was an AI research scientist and university lecturer in the UK.
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    Ms Jane Ong
    Financial Services Lead, Greater China
    Edelman Public Relations Company
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    Jane Ong has more than 20 years’ experience in communications in various consultancy, in-house and journalism roles across key markets in Asia, including China, India, Hong Kong and Singapore.

    Jane’s financial services clients at Edelman include China Construction Bank, China Jianyin Investment Group, Two Sigma, Fidelity Asia, and General Atlantic, among others.

    Before Edelman, Jane was a country management member and head of corporate affairs at Citibank India, responsible for the full spectrum of communications support to the 8,000-strong franchise’s growth and expansion in South Asia. Prior to that, she headed the marketing and communications team at the Royal Bank of Scotland India, where she helped to protect the reputation of the bank in India in the wake of the global financial crisis.

    In a previous role at Burson-Marsteller Hong Kong, Jane supported financial services clients such as Prudential Corporation Asia, ING Investment Management Asia Pacific, PMA Capital Management, BBVA, Accenture and AXA Insurance. She also worked with other corporates and governments, including Philip Morris International, Nestle, Qualcomm, Huawei, De Beers, Henkel, the Philippine Government, the Hong Kong Civil Service, Hong Kong Jockey Club, The Lisboa Hotels Group and Hongkong Land.

    Jane started her career as a producer, editor, reporter and anchor in several leading news organizations, including CNBC Asia, TVB and Singapore Broadcasting Corporation.

    Jane graduated from National University of Singapore with an honors degree in political science.
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    Mr Peng T. Ong
    Co-Founder & Managing Partner
    Monk's Hill Ventures
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    Peng is a veteran entrepreneur with over 25 years of industry experience as both an entrepreneur and an investor in Silicon Valley and in Asia. He is currently the Co-Founder and Managing Partner at Monk’s Hill Ventures – an early-stage tech Southeast Asian venture capital firm. Prior to Monk’s Hill Ventures, he was a Venture Partner at GSR Ventures in China. The firm is known for its successful investments in companies like Didi Chuxing and Qunar. As an entrepreneur, he co-founded a series of successful companies today including Electric Classifieds (today known as Match.com), Interwoven and Eccentuate, which combined today generate over USD$1 billion in revenues annually.
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    Mr Vivek Pathak
    Regional Director, East Asia and the Pacific
    International Finance Corporation (IFC)
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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. Mr. Pathak joined IFC in 1998 and has since 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 2019 reached US$3.8 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 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.
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    Mr Dan Pathomvanich
    Managing Partner
    Hatton Capital Limited
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    Dan is Managing partner of Hatton Capital limited a family office based out of Thailand. We invest in three primary strategies; direct investments in which our primary investment mandate is controlled investments with a bias towards management buyouts; managed assets in which we run a private equity fund for the Thai government and impact investments.

    He currently spends most of his time running a company he recently acquired for a little under US$100m, NR Instant Produce Limited (NRF) a leading Asian food manufacturer based in Bangkok, and is in the process of going public. Under NRF he established Nove Foods as an investment holding company focused on the alternative protein sector; Nove has direct investments in several startups and is a GP/LP in Big Idea Ventures a $50,000,000 accelerator anchored Temasek and Tyson Foods. Separately he is co-founder of Equity partners (EPL) a multi-family office that recently acquired the second largest microfinance company in Thailand together with a global PE Firm. Over the past decade has completed half a billion dollars in acquisitions.

    His primary passion is sustainable development and as Chairman of The Path Foundation is pushing for greater access to education and promote sustainable development. He graduated with a BS in finance from Thammasat University and a master’s in international economics from Chulalongkorn university. Dan is also on the board of directors of the Thai Venture Capital Association and a proud member of the Inspire Forum (Thailand YPO Chapter)

    Impact investment experience:
  • Investment thesis for our controlled investments is to acquire industrialist companies and transform them into sustainability driven companies with triple bottom line reporting. In 2017 we acquired NR Instant produce and have spent two years transforming the company and expect to list the company in mid 2020 at a 8x return on capital. NRF will be the first carbon neutral sauce factory in Thailand and has a goal to take 10,000 farmers out of poverty by 2030.
  • Founder and Chairman of the Path Foundation that provides educational grants and build schools. The Foundation also invest into programs and in 2018 became a founding donor to Foodshot.org the world’s largest moonshot prize for companies solving the global challenges food represents such as the 2050 protein challenge Total of $3,535,000 was given away in grants and social equity investment in June to 4 start ups out of a total of 300 applications from around the world. The 2020 prize which is slated to double in size will focus on the theme of alternative protein
  • I am a GP and LP in Big Idea ventures a $50m accelerator focused on plant-based foods and ecosystem drivers. The goal is to invest into 30 companies a year
  • LP and advisor to a leading $100m plant-based venture capital fund
  • Our family office has a few small direct impact investments such as a craft soda company in Thailand that uses cascara waste from coffee plantation and upcycles the waste into products while creating new income streams for farmers
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    Mr Gianluca Pizzituti
    Co-Founder & Chief Executive Officer
    Velotrade Management Limited
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    Gianluca started his career in the Equity Derivatives group at Dresdner Kleinwort in London. Then, Gianluca moved to Singapore in 2009 where he founded and managed his proprietary trading company, engaging in high-frequency equity and currency derivatives. Involved in Velotrade in Hong Kong since 2014.
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    Mr Salman Fazlur Rahman MP
    Private Industry and Investment Adviser
    to the Prime Minister of Bangladesh
    Chairman
    IFIC Bank Limited
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    Mr Salman Fazlur Rahman is an industrialist, philanthropist and politician of Bangladesh. A Member of Parliament, Mr Rahman currently serves as the Prime Minister’s Private Industry and Investment Adviser, with the rank and status of a cabinet minister, principally tasked with promoting trade, business and investment in the country.

    He is best known as the co-founder and vice chairman of the BEXIMCO Group, the country’s largest private conglomerate, comprising of four publicly listed and 17 privately held companies. The group employs over 65,000 people.

    His business instincts, leadership and foresightedness have been credited with BEXIMCO’s outstanding corporate identity at home and abroad. One of the most renowned and successful businessmen in the country, Mr Rahman is widely recognised for his contribution to the development of the private sector in Bangladesh. His visionary steps over the years have significantly contributed in shaping up the country’s business and economic growth.

    Current Associations

  • Chairman of the Board of Governors, Bangladesh Enterprise Institute, a leading think tank focusing on the growth of private enterprise in Bangladesh.
  • Chairman, IFIC Bank Limited, a first generation private sector bank in Bangladesh
  • Chairman of the Board of Editors, The Independent, one of the leading Englishlanguage newspapers
  • Chairman, Independent Television, a popular and influential 24-hour news channel.
  • Chairman, Abahani Ltd, the nation’s premier sporting club.

  • Past Associations

  • President, SAARC Chamber of Commerce and Industry, the apex trade organisation of the SAARC region
  • President, Federation of Bangladesh Chambers of Commerce and Industries (FBCCI), the apex trade organisation of Bangladesh
  • President, Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Dhaka
  • President, Bangladesh Textile Mills Association
  • President, Bangladesh Association of Pharmaceutical Industry
  • President, Association of Television Channel Owners (ATCO)
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    Mr Martin Raiser
    Country Director for China and Mongolia, and Director for Korea
    World Bank Group
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    Martin Raiser is the World Bank’s Country Director for China and Mongolia, and Director for Korea since March 1, 2019. Mr. Raiser is leading a team that is managing one of the World Bank’s largest loan portfolios and directs an extensive analytical and advisory program with China and Mongolia, and a growing knowledge partnership with Korea.

    Mr Raiser holds a doctorate degree in Economics (summa cum laude) from the University of Kiel, Germany, and degrees in Economics and Economic History from the London School of Economics and Political Sciences. Mr. Raiser worked for the Kiel Institute of World Economics and the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, where he was Director of Country Strategy and Editor of the Transition Report. Since joining the World Bank in 2003, Mr. Raiser held positions as the Country Manager in Uzbekistan, Country Director for Ukraine, Belarus and Moldova, Country Director for Turkey, and most recently Country Director for Brazil.

    Mr Raiser, a German national, is married and has four children. He speaks German, English, French and Portuguese fluently; has good knowledge of Russian; and elementary knowledge of Spanish. Mr. Raiser has published numerous articles in refereed economic journals and authored several books.
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    Mr Peter Reynolds
    Partner and Head
    Greater China Oliver Wyman
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    Mr Arnout van Rijn
    Chief Investment Officer Asia Pacific
    Robeco Asia-Pacific Equities
    Fund Manager
    Robeco Asian Stars Equities
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    Arnout van Rijn is CIO Asia Pacific as well as Fund Manager of Robeco Asia-Pacific Equities and Robeco Asian Stars Equites.

    Arnout started his career in the investment industry in 1990 and has over 25 years of experience in the asset management industry. From 2003 to 2007, he was Fund Manager of Rolinco, Rebeco’s flagship global growth equity fund.

    From 2000 to 2002, Arnout worked in Hong Kong as the Head of the Fund Desk at Rabo Investment Management. From inception in 1994 until 2000, he was Fund Manager of Robeco Emerging Markets Equities. Arnout held several positions in Robeco’s Equities Investments Department covering European, Asian and American markets and was Fund Manager of Robeco North American Equities. Arnout holds a master’s degree in Business Economics from the Erasmus University in Rotterdam and is registered with the Dutch Securities Institute.

    Arnout is currently a member of the Stock Exchange of Hong Kong listing committee.  
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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 at China Daily Asia Pacific 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 holds a degree in economics from Harvard University. He has lived in Latin America, Asia and Africa. He is fluent in English and Spanish and conversant in Mandarin.
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    Ms Hannah Routh
    Partner, Sustainability and Climate Change Advisory Leader
    Deloitte China
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    Hannah is Deloitte’s Asia Pacific Leader for Sustainability and Climate Change, and leads the Sustainability and Climate Change advisory practice for Deloitte China. She is a climate change and green finance specialist with over 20 years of experience in the field, of which the last twelve are in China. Hannah is a founder and Exco member of the Hong Kong Green Finance Association and sits on the Financial Services Development Council (FSDC) Environment, Social and Governance (ESG) working group. She is currently leading a three-year UK government programme in China on Energy and the Low Carbon Economy.

    Hannah advises clients across all sectors on climate risk, sustainability strategy, sustainable supply chains, impact assessment, responsible investment and green finance. From 2007 to 2012, Hannah was Managing Director of a climate policy and carbon trading advisory company in Beijing. Her longer-term background is in environmental building design and renewable energy. She holds two masters degrees from the University of Manchester, one in Physics and the other in Pollution and Environmental Control.
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    Mr Nawal Roy
    Founder and CEO
    Holmusk
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    Nawal Roy is the founder and CEO of Holmusk, bringing more than fifteen years of finance and strategy consulting experience to the helm of the company. Prior to this, Nawal was Co-Founder and CEO of HelloPay (Rocket Internet venture), and a Junior Partner at McKinsey & Company. He has served as a Steering Committee member (Value Based Health Care) for the World Economic Forum, and co-founded Galen Growth Asia - The Asia HealthTech Connector. Having enjoyed a global career spanning from New York to Tokyo, his close involvement with markets across North America, Europe, Southeast Asia, India and China yields uniquely diverse experience in building next generation global companies.

    Nawal carves out the strategic direction of Holmusk, leading from the front with round-the-clock hustle and infectious energy. Driving business development, partnerships and growth, his mission is to build a company founded on the commitment to solving some of the world's greatest challenges in healthcare.
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    Ms Karine Sarkissian
    Founding Partner
    Tamar Capital
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    Karine Sarkissian is a founding partner at Tamar Capital, a single family office based between the Middle East and the US. She oversees the FO’s Impact and Venture portfolio in the US. Designer and Design Strategist by background, Karine has an extensive amount of experience in social innovation for urban and economic development initiatives within New York City and Internationally. Leveraging her expertise, she actively supports many of Tamar Capital’s portfolio companies through a designer’s lens offering strategy development for both product market fit and customer understanding.

    Tamar Capital, has made more than 35 investments internationally (in companies such as Thrive Market, Forward Health, and Aspiration), and supported companies looking for design development as well as growing globally.

    Karine co-facilitated the Open IDEO NYC Chapter, designing solutions for social impact, and served as a Design for America mentor to graduate students within New York University. Karine is also venture partner at B&Y Venture Partners.
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    Dr Uttama Savanayana
    Minister of Finance, Thailand
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    Professional Experience

    07/10/2019-present Minister, Ministry of Finance/ Thailand
    11/07/2018-present Chief of The Palang Pracharath Party (PPRP)
    12/16/2016–01/29/2019 Minister, Ministry of Industry/ Thailand
    10/21/2016-12/12/ 2016 Chairman, Board of Executives, Bangkok University
    08/19/2016-12/09/2016 Advisor to The Prime Minister for Digital Information and Communication Technology
    08/19/2015-09/12/2016 Minister, Ministry of Information and Communication Technology/ Thailand
    06/01/2015-08/16/2015 President, Bangkok University
    Member of Board of Trustees, Bangkok University
    2013-2015 Executive Vice President for Business Development and Special Projects and Member of Board of Executives, Bangkok University
    2012-2013 Executive Vice President, Bangkok University
    2009-2012 Vice President for International Affairs, Bangkok University
    2007-08/17/2015 Managing Director, Thai Prosperity Advisory Co., Ltd.
    2005-2006 Vice Minister, Ministry of Commerce/ Thailand
    2003-2005 Vice Minister, Prime Minister’s Office
    2001-2003 Advisor to Minister, Ministry of Finance/ Thailand
    1994-1998 Director of Business Development, GE Capital (Thailand) Ltd.
    1984-1994 Senior Vice President for Research and Planning Department, Corporate Development and Economic Research Center for Siam City Bank Public Co., Ltd.
    Manager, Research and Planning Department, Siam City Bank Public Company Limited Board Director and Executive Chairman, Siam City-ING Asset Management Co., Ltd.
    1984-1994 Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, Business Administration, National Institute of Development Administration Deputy Director, The Bangkok Centre for the Joint Doctoral Program in Business Administration (National Institute of Development Administration, Chulalongkorn University, Thammasat University , McGill University and York University)
    Director, Executive MBA Project Business Administration, Executive MBA, National Institute of Development Administration
    Director, Young Executive MBA Project, School of Business Administration, National Institute of Development Administration Faculty Member and Finance Group Coordinator, School of Business Administration, National Institute of Development Administration

    Other Positions
    2012-2015 Independent Director, Chairman of Audit Committee and Member of Good Governance Committee, Big C Super Center Public Co., Ltd.
    2011-2015 Director and Chairman of Investment Committee, Dhipaya Life Insurance Public Co., Ltd.
    2011-2015 Independent Director and Member of Compensation
    Committee, KT ZMICO Securities Co., Ltd.
    2011-2015 Member of the Risk Management Committee, National Science and Technology Development Agency



    Education
    • Ph.D., Management 1990
      School of Management, University of Massachusetts-Amherst, U.S.A.
    • M.B.A., Finance & International Business 1984
      Kellogg School of Management, Northwest University, U.S.A.
    • B.Sc., Electrical Engineering 1982
      Brown University, U.S.A.


    Honors/ Awards
    • Recipient of the 2015 Distinguished Alumni Awards, for his significant
      contribution to society in the field of Economics and Finance,
      Chulalongkorn Demonstration Secondary School
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    Dr Ruth A. Shapiro
    Founder and Chief Executive
    Centre for Asian Philanthropy and Society (CAPS)
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    Dr Ruth A. Shapiro is the Founder and Chief Executive of the Centre for Asian Philanthropy and Society (CAPS). CAPS is a research and advisory non-profit organization based in Hong Kong and working throughout Asia. CAPS is committed to producing world-class, evidence-based research to help philanthropists, governments and social delivery organizations maximize the positive impact of private social investment.

    Dr Shapiro is the primary author of Pragmatic Philanthropy: Asian Charity Explained, published by Palgrave Macmillan in January 2018. She is the editor of The Real Problem Solvers, a book about social entrepreneurship in America. She also co-authored the book, Building Energy Efficiency: Why Green Buildings are Key to Asia’s Future. She has published articles in the Nikkei Economic Review, the South China Morning Post and Philanthropy Impact and is a regular speaker on issues related to private social investment in Asia.

    Dr Shapiro founded the Asia Business Council and served as its Executive Director since its inception in 1997 until May 2007. She spent the early part of her professional career in the field of international development. Within this field, she held management positions and built new program areas at the Academy for Educational Development, the Harvard Institute of International Development and Global Outlook. She holds a doctorate from Stanford University and Master’s Degrees from Harvard University and George Washington University. She completed her undergraduate work at the University of Michigan.
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    Mr Chris Shen
    Founder and Managing Partner
    Project M
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    Chris Shen is the founder and managing partner of Project M, a multi-family office investment platform based in Silicon Valley. Project M works with strategic partners around the world to create an ecosystem that sources, executes and manages private investments, while co-investing primarily alongside Asian family offices and allocators. Chris is also a founding partner of West 22nd Capital Advisers, a HK-based single family office and private equity firm that focuses on special situations investing and private lending. Among other roles, Chris was a member of the investment committee and led deal sourcing and execution. Originally from Texas, Chris lived and worked in Greater China from 2006 to 2019 and now splits his time between Silicon Valley and Hong Kong.
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    Mr Sergey Shvetsov
    First Deputy Governor
    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.


  • Professional Background:


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

    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 10 October 2018).
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    Mr Gonzalo Sanchez Slik
    Head of Investor Relations and Business Development
    Brickblock Digital Services GmbH
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    Gonzalo has worked in the US, China, and Germany, with different startups by helping build teams, connect clients across foreign markets, and raise funds. At Brickblock, Gonzalo presents to international real estate fund managers on utilizing blockchain technology to improve fundraising and investor management. The latest achievement is the launch of a 200M EUR real estate fund, utilizing the blockchain solution built by Brickblock. Gonzalo has spoken at international real estate conferences on the benefits of blockchain technology to the traditional investment sector.
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    Mr Medhy Souidi
    Head of FinTech & StartupXchange
    DBS
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    Medhy Souidi leads DBS’s FinTech Innovations & Accelerator (StartupXchange) and co-creates framework that cross matches, defines and troubleshoots the problem statements of the bank and our partners with startups. Medhy advices many leading FinTech companies on a wide range of issues related to financial technology integration, regulation, banking partnership and capital raising.

    Medhy is the founder and producer of the social media series WhatTheFinTech, a series of short videos offering insight, news and views on FinTech and the latest innovations.

    Medhy has received numerous industrial awards over the years. Before joining DBS, Medhy was with various FinTech start-ups and had previously spent many years with Investment and Private Bank in France, Canada and Hong Kong. Medhy holds a Master’s degree from Université Paris-Dauphine in France and a FinTech Certificate from the MIT - Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
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    Mr Zachary Squire
    Chief Investment Officer and Co-founder
    Tekmerion Capital Management
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    Zachary Squire is the Chief Investment Officer and Co-founder of Tekmerion Capital Management, a systematic global macro investment manager based in New York and backed by the family offices of Alan Howard (Brevan Howard) and Mike Novogratz (Fortress, Galaxy Digital). Prior to Tekmerion, Mr. Squire traded Emerging Markets from the London office of HBK, a US-based multistrat. Mr. Squire began his career at D. E. Shaw—where he worked primarily on implementing a new risk reporting framework across the firm’s complex multistrategy funds— before moving to Bridgewater, where he he was a member of the Research Department on the "Ray Team" which supported the CIO Ray Dalio's investment strategy research, and of the Trading Department where he headed the firm's FX trading execution strategy. Mr. Squire graduated as valedictorian from Princeton University, where he studied Classics (Latin and Ancient Greek).
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    Mr Peter Stein
    Managing Director
    Private Wealth Management Association
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    Mr. Stein has been Managing Director of the Private Wealth Management Association since December 2016. Mr. Stein previously worked for UBS AG where he oversaw the company’s Group Governmental Affairs for Asia Pacific and then served as Head of Regulatory Advisory & Relations, Asia Pacific. Prior to joining UBS AG, he was a senior editor and reporter in Hong Kong with The Wall Street Journal for more than 20 years, most recently as Hong Kong Bureau Chief and Associate Editor of the Asian edition. A native of New York City, Mr. Stein graduated with a Bachelor of Arts from Yale University.
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    Mr Kevin D. Strain
    Executive Vice-President and Chief Financial Officer
    Sun Life Financial
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    Mr Péter Szijjártó
    Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Hungary
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    Born on 30 October 1978 in Komárom.

    In 1997, he graduated from the Czuczor Gergely Benedictine Gymnasium in Győr, after which in 2002 he received a degree in Foreign Affairs from the Budapest University of Economic Sciences and Public Administration.

    He has been a Member of Parliament for Fidesz since 2002, and in 2018 began his fifth term in Parliament.

    From 2006 to 2010 he was Fidesz Communications Director, the Prime Minister’s Spokesperson from 2010 to 2012, and was Minister of State for Foreign Affairs and External Economic Relations at the Prime Minister’s Office from 2012 to 2014.

    In June 2014 he was appointed Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade, and since 23 September 2014 has served as Hungary’s Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade.

    He is a Roman Catholic and is married with two sons. He was a registered futsal player, stepping onto the field for two 1st division and eighty-five 2nd division games between 2011 and 2016.

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    Mr Maverick Tam
    Chief Risk Officer
    Hong Kong Trade Finance Platform Company Limited
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    Maverick is currently Chief Risk Officer of Hong Kong Interbank Clearing Limited (HKICL) and Hong Kong Trade Finance Platform Company Limited (a wholly owned subsidiary of HKICL). He drives the strategic direction and provides oversight of the company’s enterprise risk management. He has extensive experience in risk management, regulatory compliance, internal controls, information security and data privacy. Prior to taking up this role, he was the Head of Internal Audit of HKICL. He also held managerial positions in information risk management team of a global bank and risk advisory team of a big four professional firm.
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    Mr Mervyn Tang
    Senior Director,Global Head of ESG Research, Sustainable Finance
    Fitch Ratings
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    Mervyn Tang is a Senior Director and Global Head of ESG Research in Fitch Ratings’ Sustainable Finance division, based in Hong Kong. Mervyn oversees a global research team of 3 which primarily focus on thematic and cross sector ESG research. Mervyn re-joined Fitch Ratings in March 2019 from MSCI Inc., where he was Head of Fixed Income in their ESG Research department, based in Hong Kong. Mervyn has worked with fixed income investors globally supporting them on integrating ESG into their investment process. Prior to joining MSCI in 2017, Mervyn was a Director in Fitch’s Sovereign Group, with the Asia-Pacific team. Mervyn has also worked as an international economist at the Bank of England in London, a diplomat at the British Embassy in Washington DC, and an equities analyst at Citigroup.

    Mervyn earned an MSc in Economics with distinction from Birkbeck College, University of London, and a BA in Economics and Management from Oxford University. He is a CFA Charterholder.
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    Mr Cheney Tsoi
    President
    Asia Blockchain Society
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    Dr. Cheney Tsoi is the founding president of the Asia Blockchain Society, a visiting (guest) professor at the World Blockchain Business School, president of Hong Kong Blockchain Asset Management Co., and a tutor at Tencent Holding's startup incubator in Shanghai. Dr. Tsoi is widely recognized in the blockchain sector as a pioneer and he has taken part in countless debates and studies on blockchain technologies at globally renowned universities (University of Cambridge in the UK, University of Toronto, California Institute of Technology, University of Hong Kong, and Tsinghua University). In 2014, he published 'Bitcoin Is Changing the World,’ Asia's first book on bitcoins, and in 2017 he brought out 'Decoding Wealth Inheritance,’ the world's first book to look at the inheritance of digital assets.
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    Mr Jason Tu
    Co-Founder and CEO
    MioTech
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    Jianyu (Jason) Tu, Stanford MBA, Forbes 30 Under 30 Honoree, Co-Founder and CEO of MioTech. Jason’s career spans across banking and tech startups around the globe. He kicked off his career at Standard Chartered Bank in Hong Kong and has since then worked at a number of startups such as WeLab and Robinhood in Mainland China, Hong Kong, and the U.S. He saw a technological gap that left financial services behind and since then, he’s been determined to bring world-class FinTech solutions to Asia. His startup, MioTech has achieved great milestones in the past 33 months with the backing of ZhenFund, leading VC in China and Horizons Ventures, the investment arm of Hong Kong tycoon Li Ka Shing.
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    Mr James Turner
    Group Chief Risk and Compliance Officer
    Prudential plc
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    James joined Prudential in November 2010 as the Director of Group-wide Internal Audit and was appointed Director of Group Finance in September 2015. In this role his principal responsibility was the delivery of the Group’s internal and external financial reporting. He was responsible for business planning and performance monitoring, the development of the Group’s Solvency II internal model and for the Group’s capital and liquidity planning. James joined the Board as an Executive Director and Group Chief Risk Officer in March 2018. Prior to the demerger of M&G Plc, he led the negotiations with Hong Kong Insurance Authority on the revised capital framework for the Group and in July 2019 assumed responsibility for Group Compliance, becoming the Group Chief Risk and Compliance Officer, relocating to Hong Kong in August 2019.

    Prior to joining Prudential, James was the Deputy Head of Compliance for Barclays. He also held a number of senior internal audit roles across the Barclays group, leading teams that covered the UK, the US, Western Europe, Africa and Asia retail and commercial banking activities. Prior to Barclays, James led internal audit teams in UBS in both the UK and Switzerland.
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    Mr Arthur de Villepin
    CEO
    Art de Vivre Group
    Co-founder
    Villepin
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    Arthur de Villepin is an entrepreneur, as well as an avid collector of fine wines and art. As the Founder and CEO of the Art de Vivre Group, Arthur is a staunch believer in the art of living with a unique perspective. Through his work, he sets out on a journey to advocate and propagate art in everyday life.

    His work within the group includes his role as the co-founder and CEO of a wine label, Pont des Arts, and the vision behind Art de Vivre Collection - a collection of carefully curated art brands, of which the renowned photography gallery YellowKorner and the worldwide painting and sculpture gallery Carré d’Artistes are both part of. In 2019, Arthur launched Villepin with his father, a fine art platform created by collectors for collectors.

    These enterprises are united by a common passion for life and art, all of them feeding into each other and offering a diversified portfolio.
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    Mr Tony Wang
    Managing Partner
    500 Startups
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    Tony Wang is an experienced early stage and growth executive with a background in consumer internet, digital media, and healthcare. As an operating executive, Tony has helped companies scale from pre-product inception stages through to building global businesses. At Google, Tony was part of the executive management team overseeing the Asia Pacific and Latin American regions from inception to over $2B in revenue. Tony later became VP at Twitter where he joined pre-revenue and helped develop Twitter’s global revenue and partnerships (including being Twitter’s VP of EMEA) through to Twitter’s $25B exit. Most recently, Tony was Chief Operating Officer at Color, which applied software and machine learning to solve complex genomics problems, where he led various teams responsible for Color’s global business in genomics and digital health. Prior to being an operating executive, Tony practiced law in the fields of M&A, capital markets and venture backed financings after getting a J.D. from Harvard Law School and graduating from UC Berkeley with highest honors.
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    Mr Gordon Watson
    CEO
    AXA Asia
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    As the Chief Executive Officer of AXA Asia, Gordon Watson leads the company’s rapidly growing region comprised of seven key markets.

    With more than 30 years of global experience in the insurance sector, 20 of which have been spent in Asia, Gordon believes in the power of collaboration, diversity, and innovation to drive sustainable growth for AXA.

    Prior to joining AXA, Gordon held key senior roles at AIG/AIA spanning multiple continents and cities including New York, London, Nairobi, Dubai, Tokyo, Seoul and Hong Kong. Gordon led the operations of AIG Life Companies for both Japan and Korea as Regional President and was also the Global Executive Vice Chairman for Alico. In Gordon’s most recent role prior to joining AXA, he was the Regional Chief Executive of AIA Group.

    Gordon serves as a member of AXA Group’s Management Committee. He also sits on a number of boards including the International Board of the Shared Value Project (SVP) and serves as its founding Chair in Hong Kong. Gordon also sits on the Advisory Board at Cyberport for Fintech, the Asian Board of the Saltire Foundation, Entrepreneurial Scotland, and the Parents’ Leadership Council for Boston College, U.S.A. Gordon is also AXA’s executive sponsor of global brand.
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    Mr Andrew Weir
    Board Member
    Financial Services Development Council
    Regional Senior Partner
    KPMG Hong Kong
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    Andrew is the Regional Senior Partner of KPMG in Hong Kong and Vice Chairman of KPMG China and Global Chairman of Asset Management and Real Estate of KPMG International.

    He has over 25 years' experience servicing listed companies, public bodies, investment funds and MNCs in Hong Kong, China, Asia and internationally.

    Andrew chairs the Listing Committee of the Hong Kong Stock Exchange and sits on the advisory panels of the Securities Institute, Hong Kong Investor Relations Association and Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW).

    Andrew was appointed by the HKSAR Government as a council member of the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC). He sits on the Belt and Road Committee and chairs the International Working Group and the Global Belt and Road Forum. Andrew was also appointed by the HKSAR Government as a director of the Financial Services Development Council (FSDC).

    Andrew is Chairman of Pacific Basin Economic Council and Plan International and Deputy Chairman of UNESCAP on financial services and was previously Chairman of the British Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong and of Community Business Leadership Council as well as a member of the International Business Council.

    Andrew was made an MBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List 2017 for his contribution to trade and investment links between Hong Kong and the UK.

    Andrew is a Fellow of ICAEW, HKICPA and IOD and a regular speaker at forums and business schools and has an honours degree in Economics and a Master degree in Economic Development.
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    Mr Randy Bradford Williams
    Founder & CEO
    Keiretsu Forum
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    Randy Williams founded Keiretsu Forum in September 2000 to provide a disciplined and structured approach to angel investing. Mr. Williams’s passion for investing and bringing together like-minded community leaders has created a powerful and giving environment for entrepreneurs. With over 3,000 angel investor members throughout 53 chapters on 4 continents Keiretsu Forum is the largest angel investment community in the world. Mr. Williams has 35 years of marketing, finance, and real estate experience. He was co-founder and director of Diablo Valley Bank and was President of Pacific Union Commercial Brokerage, founder of the Lamorinda Bank, and Managing Director of Kennedy-Wilson International, an international real estate investment company. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of California Berkeley.

    Randy Williams is also a General Partner with Keiretsu Capital. Their six funds, include technology, Real Estate and Blockchain. They presently have funded over 150 companies and will continue to invest in 25 companies annually.
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    Mr Bill Winters, CBE
    Group Chief Executive
    Standard Chartered PLC
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    Appointed

    Bill was appointed Group Chief Executive of Standard Chartered PLC in June 2015 and Chief Executive of Standard Chartered Bank in April 2019.

    Experience

    Bill is a career banker with significant frontline global banking experience and a proven track record of leadership and financial success. He has extensive experience of working in emerging markets and a proven record in spotting and nurturing talent.

    Career

    Bill began his career with JP Morgan, where he went on to become one of its top five most senior executives and later co-chief executive officer at the investment bank from 2004 until he stepped down in 2009. Bill was invited to be a committee member of the Independent Commission on Banking, established in 2010, to recommend ways to improve competition and financial stability in banking. Subsequently, he served as an advisor to the Parliamentary Commission on Banking Standards and was asked by the Court of the Bank of England to complete an independent review of the bank’s liquidity operations. In 2011, Bill founded Renshaw Bay, an alternative asset management firm, where he was chairman and CEO. He stepped down on appointment to the Standard Chartered PLC Board. Bill was previously a non-executive director of Pension Insurance Corporation plc and RIT Capital Partners plc. He received a CBE in 2013.

    External appointments

    Bill is an independent non-executive director of Novartis International AG.
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    Mr Clarence Wong
    Chief Economist Asia
    Swiss Re
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    Clarence is the Chief Economist for Swiss Re in Asia. He is also the Asia Regional Head of Swiss Re Institute.

    He leads a team of researchers based in Hong Kong, Beijing and Bangalore to provide Swiss Re and other stakeholders with economic and insurance insights, as well as research on emerging risk landscape in Asia. At the same time, his team contributes to Swiss Re’s sigma, the regular insurance industry report that is considered a “must-read” for anyone interested in the sector.

    Clarence joined Swiss Re in early 1999 as a senior economist in the former Economic Research and Consulting department. Prior to that, he spent nine years at HSBC’s economic research department. Previously, he worked with Price Waterhouse in its management consulting arm, and in the R&D department of Hutchison Trading Ltd.

    Clarence has a Master degree in Economics from the University of Hong Kong.
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    Mr John Wong
    China Family Business and Private Client Services Leader
    PwC Hong Kong
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    John is the Tax Partner and China & Hong Kong Leader in Private Client Services and cross-divisional Leader for Family Business/Family Office. He has 30 years of experience specializing in helping high net-worth individuals and families primarily based in Asia Pacific with Chinese and other nationalities to devise tailor-made tax planning, family wealth and business succession planning to achieve the specific personal and family goals of such clients by using trusts, insurance and other appropriate structures for the implementation of such planning as well as family corporate governance.

    He has extensive experience in advising professional bank and non-bank trustees on trust matters and provide training to them on wealth and tax planning. He is also a frequent speaker atwealth forums and tax seminars.
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    Ms Winnie Wong
    Board Member
    Financial Services Development Council
    Chief Executive Officer
    Asia Insurance Co., Ltd.
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    Winnie is the CEO of Asia Insurance Company Limited (a leading composite insurance company in Hong Kong) and CEO & Executive Director of Avo Insurance Company Limited (the first digital general insurer in Hong Kong with a mission to create a simple and straight forward digital insurance experience that integrates seamlessly into everyday life). Prior to Asia Insurance, she was the CEO of Aon Risk Solutions Hong Kong/ Macau. She has over 20 years’ experience in Insurance and Risk Management Consulting.

    She is a recognized industry expert, regularly speaking at a number of industry conferences and is very active in the insurance industry and community in terms of proposing recommendations to develop the financial services/insurance industry, re-brand the industry image, and develop young talent by serving on numerous government appointed advisory boards including the Financial Services Development Council.

    Winnie is a Governing Committee member of Hong Kong Federation of Insurers and the Deputy Chairman of General Insurance Council, also serves as the Chairman of Task Force on Insurance-linked Securities, InsurTech and Employees' Compensation Terrorism Pool. Further, a Councilor of Motor Insurers’ Bureau and Employees Compensation Insurer Insolvency Bureau. She is also a Director of the Alumni Association of Shaw College of The Chinese University of Hong Kong and the MBA Alumni Advisory Board of The HK University of Science & Technology.

    She is a Chartered Insurance Practitioner and fellow member (FCII) of the Chartered Insurance Institute (UK), Associate in Risk Management (ARM) of the Insurance Institute of America and holds from the International Management Development Program at UCLA as well as an MBA from The HK University of Science & Technology.
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    Mr Eric Woo
    Head of Institutional Capital
    AngelList
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    As Head of Institutional Capital at AngelList, Eric works with capital partners looking to access the venture platform through structured, systematic, and data-driven programs. Over the last 10 years, Eric has led or helped in the deployment of over $160 million into the venture capital asset class, as a fund and direct co-investor. Notably, he played a key role in establishing the emerging manager programs at Top Tier Capital and Northgate Capital. An entrepreneur at heart, Eric is passionate about empowering the next generation of early-stage venture investors.

    Eric graduated with a B.S. degree in Mechanical Engineering from UC Berkeley and has been a CFA charter holder since 2004. When he is not working, he enjoys playing golf, traveling, and spending time with his wife and daughter.
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    Mr Pat-Nie Woo
    Partner – Business Reporting and Sustainability
    KPMG
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    Pat-Nie Woo, Partner – Business Reporting and Sustainability, KPMG Pat oversees Corporate Social Responsibility at KPMG China and is a core member of the KPMG China Steering Committee on Climate Change & Sustainability (CC&S). He is also a member of the KPMG Global CC&S network.

    He has been active for over 10 years in the field of sustainable development and now serves on the Hong Kong Financial Services Development Council and Green Finance Task Force to drive the development of green and responsible finance in the region. He is also part of the United Nations Economic & Social Commission for Asia Pacific (UNESCAP) on their Sustainable Business Network Task Force on Banking and Finance. In his work in sustainability, he is frequently involved in Inclusion & Diversity initiatives, and sees significant value in diverse corporate leadership and workforces, to give different points of view and help organizations navigate through this increasingly complex operating environment.
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    Mr Ricky Woo
    Convenor, Cyber Security Specialist Group
    Hong Kong Computer Society
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    Ricky is currently the Executive Director, Chief Information Security Officer of a multi-national financial institution. He was also the Head of Technology Risk Strategy & Policy of one of the largest financial institution overseeing the entire technology risk governance framework and various control measures of the institution. During his tenure, the institution won the First Computer IT Governance Achievement Award from the Information Systems Audit and Control Association (ISACA), and it was the only winner of non-public sector.

    In addition, Mr Woo has held senior management positions in various international consulting firms, heading the technology risk consulting, IT auditing and consulting services in Mainland China and Hong Kong. Mr Woo has more than 30 years of experience in the IT industry. In addition to network security and technology risk management, he was also the head of IT operations and managed services, data centers, and system development of several international IT service providers. He also has extensive experience in IT operations and process optimization.

    Ricky is also the Convenor of Cyber Security Specialist Group of Hong Kong Computer Society. He has shared his view and professional advice on various topics in many newspapers and publications during the period. In addition, he has organized several large-scale cybersecurity forums and seminars and contribute in promoting cybersecurity and experience sharing in the industry.
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    Mr Andrew Y. Yan
    Managing Partner
    SAIF Partners
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    Mr Andrew Y. Yan is the Founding Managing Partner of SAIF Partners, a leading multibillion dollar Venture Capital Fund in China. Prior to joining SAIF, he was the Managing Director and Head of the Hong Kong office of AIG Asian Infrastructure Funds from 1994 until 2001. From 1989 to 1994, he worked in the World Bank, the Hudson Institute and US Sprint Co. as an Economist, Research Fellow and the Director for Asia respectively in Washington, DC.

    Mr. Yan received a bachelor’s degree in engineering from Nanjing Aeronautic Institute in 1982. He studied in the Master Program in Department of Sociology of Peking University from 1984 to 1986 and received a Master of Arts’ degree from Princeton University in International Political Economy in 1989. Mr. Yan also studied advanced finance & accounting courses at the Wharton Business School in 1995.

    Currently, Mr. Yan also holds directorships in a number of listed companies in Hong Kong, China and the United States. He is a Trustee of Peking University Endowment and a Director of its Investment Committee as well. He is also a recipient of 2012 China’s national “Thousand Talents Program” and was a member of its Selection Committee in 2012. Mr. Yan has obtained many venture capitalist prizes. He was also selected as one of the “Fifty Finest Private Equity Investors in the World” by the Private Equity International in 2007 and “No. 1 Venture Capitalist of the Year" by Forbes (China) in 2008 and 2009.
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    Ms Mei Ni Yang
    Head of Asia Private Equity
    Mercer
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    Ms. Yang is the Head of Private Equity Asia-Pacific at Mercer based in Hong Kong. She has been in the financial services industry since 2000 and has been active in the Asia private market since 2004. Ms. Yang works closely with Mercer’s alternative team and clients to research and invest in Asia private market funds across geographies and strategies (Venture, Growth, Buyouts). She chairs the Asia Pacific Rating Review Committee and is a member of the Global Private Equity Investment Committee.

    Prior to joining Mercer, Ms. Yang led Asia primary fund investments at Hamilton Lane and was a Vice President at CCMP Asia (fka JP Morgan Partners) where she focused on buyouts in North Asia. She started her career in investment banking at Citigroup Global Markets.

    Ms. Yang is a graduate of the Huntsman Program at the University of Pennsylvania and holds dual degrees from The Wharton School and the College of Arts & Science. She is a CFA Charterholder.
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    Dr Yau Teng Yan
    Chief Medical Officer
    Holmusk
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    Dr Yau Teng Yan (MBBS, M.Med, FRCR) is Chief Medical Officer at Holmusk, a healthcare company that leverages technology and data science to transform the lives of people living with chronic diseases & mental health conditions.

    Prior to Holmusk, Teng Yan was a practising clinician for 7 years in several large public hospitals in Singapore including Tan Tock Seng Hospital and Singapore General Hospital. He is a fellow of the Royal College of Radiologists (London). He has also worked at the Military Medicine Institute where he was involved in health policy decisions and health screening initiatives in the Singapore Armed Forces.

    He is a big believer that technology and artificial intelligence will transform the delivery of healthcare, to achieve better outcomes, reduced costs and improved patient experience. He has been an invited speaker at several local and overseas conferences to share his views, including in China, Thailand, Malaysia, and also a previous TEDx speaker.
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    Dr Janet L. Yellen
    Chair, Board of Governors (2014-2018)
    Federal Reserve System
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    Dr. Janet L. Yellen is a Distinguished Fellow in Residence at the Hutchins Center on Fiscal and Monetary Policy at the Brookings Institution. From February 2014 to February 2018, under the Obama and Trump Administrations, she served as chair of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, making history as the first woman to be appointed to that position.

    Prior to her four-year term as chair, Dr. Yellen served as vice chair of the Federal Reserve’s Board of Governors and, from 2004 to 2010, as president and chief executive officer of the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco.

    While serving as a member of the Federal Reserve’s Board of Governors (1994–1997), Dr. Yellen was appointed by President Bill Clinton as chair of the Council of Economic Advisers. From 1997 to 1999, she also chaired the Economic Policy Committee of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development. Earlier in her career, she served as an economist with the Federal Reserve’s Board of Governors.

    Dr. Yellen enjoyed an accomplished career in academia as an assistant professor at Harvard University (1971–1976) and a lecturer at the London School of Economics and Political Science (1978–1980). In 1980, she joined the faculty of the University of California at Berkeley, where she was named the Eugene E. and Catherine M. Trefethen Professor of Business and Professor of Economics. Currently, she is a professor emeritus at the Haas School of Business.

    A Keynesian economist, Dr. Yellen has written on a wide variety of issues in macroeconomics and labor economics. She is a member of both the Council on Foreign Relations and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. She has served as president of the Western Economic Association International, vice president of the American Economic Association and a fellow of the Yale Corporation.

    She is the recipient of the Wilbur Cross Medal from Yale, the Adam Smith Award from the National Association for Business Economics and the Paul H. Douglas Award for Ethics in Government from the University of Illinois Institute of Government & Public Affairs. She has also received honorary doctorate degrees from Brown University, Bard College, the London School of Economics and Political Science, NYU, the University of Warwick and Yale. In 2014, she was named by Forbes as the second most powerful woman in the world, and in 2015, Bloomberg Markets ranked Dr. Yellen first on their annual list of the 50 most influential economists and policymakers.

    Born in Brooklyn in 1946, Dr. Yellen was her high school valedictorian. She graduated summa cum laude from Brown University with a degree in economics in 1967. Dr. Yellen went on to receive her Ph.D. in economics from Yale University in 1971—the only woman among that doctoral class. She wrote her dissertation under the supervision of Nobel laureates James Tobin and Joseph Stiglitz.

    Dr. Yellen is married to Nobel Prize-winning economist George Akerlof. Their son, Robert, is also an economist.
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    Mr Danny Yeung
    CEO and Co-Founder
    Prenetics Group
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    Danny Yeung, serves as Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder of Prenetics Group – the leading genetics-enabled digital health company in Southeast Asia, headquartered in Hong Kong, with offices in Asia, Europe and Africa. In 4 years, Prenetics has grown into a team of 120+ people and has raised more than US$50M in funding from Alibaba and more.

    Prior to Prenetics, Danny was a Founding Partner at SXE Ventures. He also founded uBuyiBuy in 2010, a company that was acquired by Groupon. Danny was appointed CEO of Groupon East Asia before leaving the company in early 2014.

    Danny’s entrepreneurial journey started at the age of 25 when he ventured into franchising Hong Kong dessert chain, Hui Lau Shan by taking it to the USA. After exiting Hui Lau Shan, Danny ventured into hospitality furniture, executed projects with MGM City Center, City of Dreams Macau and The Venetian. Danny received his BS in MIS from the University of San Francisco in 2002.

    It’s Danny’s mission to give people the power to be in control of their own health. His life’s motto is: “Play Hard, Work Harder”.
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    Mr Elton Yeung
    Vice Chairman
    PwC China
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    Elton has over 30 years of extensive experience in audit and business advisory, and has serviced major clients in Mainland China and Hong Kong, particularly those in the TMT, Energy, and Network Technology sectors He has led numerous complex listing and corporate restructuring engagements, business transformation and innovation projects for state owned enterprises and private enterprises in China He is currently Vice Chairman of PwC China

    Elton is a Management Board Member of PwC China He plays a pivotal role in leading the development of the firm’s strategy and execution, spearheading innovation and transformation projects, as well as propelling collaboration across all lines of service.

    Elton has established the PwC China Centre of Excellence and is dedicated to drive innovative services, data analytics and strategic research, as well as integrated urban services.

    Elton is a CPA in Hong Kong, a fellow member of The Association of Chartered Certified Accountants ( and a practising member of The Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants ( HKICPA).

    Elton graduated from the University of Hong Kong in 1988 majoring in Management Studies and Economics He attained his EMBA at Tsinghua University, Beijing in 2013.
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    Ms Pauline Yeung
    Political Assistant, Financial Services and the Treasury Bureau
    Hong Kong Government
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    A multilingual, globally minded professional, Pauline has in the past decade forged a career path that reflects a unique combination of expertise in financial policy and markets with experience in arts research and communications.

    In 2017, Pauline joined the Hong Kong Government as Political Assistant to Secretary for Financial Services and the Treasury. In this politically appointed role, she builds on her prior experience at Morgan Stanley and the Hong Kong Monetary Authority, leading policy research, stakeholder engagement, and special projects and initiatives in financial services and financial technologies. Pauline also spearheads efforts to engage young people in policymaking, notably by organizing dialogue sessions with young professionals in the financial services industry.

    In relation to the arts, Pauline's interest in culture and creativity encompasses the classical and the contemporary, the Eastern and the Western. She has worked on French artist JR's "Inside Out" public art project and Japanese artist Takashi Murakami's exhibition during Art Basel. She also directed arts policy research at a top-ranked think tank in Hong Kong.

    Pauline regularly speaks at local schools and student events such as the Tencent Finance Academy and Sing Tao Daily Debating Competition. Pauline holds an A.B. in Woodrow Wilson School (Hang Seng Scholar, Sir Edward Youde Scholar, Daniel M. Sachs Scholar) from Princeton University (2008) and an M.A. in Arts and Cultural Enterprise (with Distinction) from Central Saint Martins, University of the Arts London (2019). Fluent in English, Cantonese, Mandarin, Korean and Japanese, she is also learning French.
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    Mr Terence Yeung
    Chief Fintech Officer
    MoneySQ.com
    Head of Business
    trustME
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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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    Ms Katy Yung
    Managing Partner
    Sustainable Finance Initiative (SFi)
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    Katy is Managing Partner at HK-based Sustainable Finance Initiative (SFi) platform, supporting family offices and investors on their sustainable and impact journeys. Her passion for spreading sustainable investment practices to the broader market drove her to take this role in 2019.

    Katy previously served as Director of Investment at RS Group, a HK-based impact investor since 2010. She oversaw the transition of their portfolio to 100% Sustainable, and developed deep insights in sourcing, conducting and managing sustainable fund investments through the past 9 years with the group.

    Prior to RS Group, she worked at JPMorgan Investment Bank. She is the co-founder of Table for Two, a local non-profit raising awareness on global food imbalance.
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    Mr Zhu Jiang
    Blockchain Business Leader and Blockchain R&D (Blockchain Department) General Manager
    Kingsoft Cloud
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    Zhu Jiang is the blockchain business leader and general manager for blockchain research and development at Kingsoft Cloud’s Blockchain Department. He is in charge of studying the prospective application of blockchain technologies and corresponding product R&D and is exploring the in-depth integration of blockchain with the gaming and finance sectors. Zhu initiated the building of solutions for financial alliance chains, aiming to resolve small and mid-sized companies' fundraising difficulties. He also began research in healthcare, documentation, copyrights and other fields. Zhu once served as IBM Global Cloud Advisor and has been focusing on the technological development of bitcoin and other virtual currencies since 2013. He joined Kingsoft Cloud in March 2018, and launched Kingsoft Cloud's KBaas blockchain platform, which targets the gaming sector. He is currently engaged in improving KBaaS platform's empowerment in the financial sector.
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