Dr John Lee Hin Hock
Country CEO & CEO
Dr Lee is responsible for the entire spectrum of operations in Maybank Singapore, which is one of the Group's three home markets. He is leading Maybank Singapore to further strengthen its position as a major financial services provider in Singapore.
Dr Lee has accumulated years of knowledge and experience prior to joining Maybank from financial services consulting and advisory, notably in KPMG, as well as in-depth financial industry and risk management expertise specialising in business strategy, Islamic finance and performance management.
Dr Lee served as Maybank Group Chief Risk Officer from January 2011 to November 2017. He was responsible for risk management, including credit and compliance, across the Group.
He was awarded the Bank Risk Manager of the Year 2013 by Asia Risk and the Risk Manager of the Year 2014 by Asian Banker for his contribution to the Group and the industry. He is also active as a leader in the development of talent and standards for the financial services and risk management communities.
Dr Lee holds Bachelor and PhD degrees in Economics from Monash University Australia. He is also a Fellow Certified Practising Accountant of the Australian Society of CPAs and a Chartered Banker of the Asian Institute of Chartered Bankers.
Former Executive Director - Cybersecurity & Technology Controls
JP MORGAN SINGAPORE
Regional Head Financial Crime Assurance (APAC)
BARCLAYS BANK PLC
Richard in his current capacity with Barclays Bank PLC is responsible for Financial Crime 2nd line of defence Assurance ensuring that Barclay’s Asian businesses, (Corporate & Investment Banking, Wealth & Investment Banking), are in compliance with FCA and local regulatory requirements and to ensure that Asian business are updated in line with industry’s best practices. He is also responsible for the Financial Crime Intelligence Unit in APAC.
Initiatives undertaken include Big Data Analytics, Continuous Control Monitoring and Emerging Risks Scanning.
He has 20 years experience covering a broad range of Compliance based roles for banks and consultancy services across Toronto, New York, London, Frankfurt, Hong Kong and Singapore. Areas covered include Sanctions, AML, KYC, Fraud, Bribery, Corruption advisory, target operating models, data analytics, systems selection, regulatory compliance health checks, and program implementation.
Education includes: BA Psychology (Canada), MBA (UK), Msc Marketing (New York)
Group Head, Risk Management Group - Operational Risk
Cherie leads a regional team of operational risk managers in driving an effective and efficient operational risk management programme in DBS Group. The operational risk team successfully designed and built a Governance Risk & Compliance solution that is used by the three lines of defence in DBS to manage operational risk with unified processes, one common set of risk taxonomy and a central data repository. Prior to this role, Cherie was a regional audit specialist in DBS Group Audit where she led a team to develop predictive analytics on irregularities and risks in bank branches. The initiative won the “Prestigious Engineering Achievement Award” in 2015 from the Institute of Engineers Singapore. Cherie is also a member of the DBS Singapore Country Management Committee which champions the enhancement of staff engagement and well-being.
Head of Singapore Chapter
INSTITUTE OF OPERATIONAL RISK
June is an experienced Risk Manager, having held various leadership roles within large complex financial institutions, across the three lines of defense. She has significant experience in developing and implementing risk frameworks and methodologies. As well as an active professional member of the Institute of Operational Risk, and leads the development of the Singapore Chapter.
Former Executive Director Technology & Cyber Security Operational Risk Management
JPMorgan Chase & Co.
Experienced Risk Management Executive Director with 20+ years' achievement leading enterprise risk management programmes with a focus on financial strategies and regulatory compliance in the Financial Services industry. While Ruth is currently based in Singapore, she has been directly involved in reviews in North America, Europe and across Asia Pacific; this has enbabled her to develop a comprehensive knowledge of country specific Governance requirements. She has track record of building effective Risk Management strategies and Frameworks, facilitating Cyber Security, establishing effective control environments, and developing IT infrastructure and solutions that are both resilient and efficient. Ruth excels at aligning Credit, Market, Strategic and Operational Risk Management processes and technology, based on business expectations and regulatory requirements; and enjoys reengineered processes as part of enterprise risk-management transformation.
LIONS NOT DOGS
Phil is the Founder of Lions Not Dogs, a firm that brings together organisational readiness with a deep understand of technology to create transformative and radical innovation and making sure that his clients aren’t in the 84% of organisations fail in their digital transformation programs.
Before starting Lions Not Dogs, his career has spanned 28 years in financial services technology and organisation transformation including launching Standard Chartered Global Innovation Centres in Singapore, Silicon Valley and Hong Kong as well as ‘The Garage’ – Westpac Bank’s Digital Accelerator in Sydney.
Managing Director, Head, Financial Crime Compliance SAIL and Innovation
Praveen Jain is the Head of Financial Crime Compliance (FCC) SAIL and Innovation at Standard Chartered Bank. He is the Accountable Executive for roll-out of the enhanced Transaction Monitoring solutions and responsible for the case management and investigations solutions for SCB. He leads the design for the strategic surveillance solutions and leads the innovation program to support the bank in staying at the forefront of FCC risk management by leverage new technologies within the Financial Crime Compliance space.
Praveen was previously responsible for Strategy and Transformation within the financial Intelligence Unit at Bank of America. His early career was with ABN AMRO Bank in AML compliance and with Detica in product management and consulting.
Executive director, functional audit head for risk and group finance
Vishal Kapoor has 23 years’ experience in strategic planning, risk management, and capital planning advisory. He is currently heading the audit teams for Risk and Finance in DBS at the Group level. He has spent time in auditing, banking and consulting. His projects include reviewing ICAAP/ liquidity risk for 3 consecutive years for a major Singapore-based bank, and reporting the results to the board and the regulator. He addressed stress testing issues at an enterprise-wide level, set risk governance for banks in China and Singapore, conducted programme reviews for Basel II and provided over 700 hours ICAAP/ Basel III/ liquidity training to senior management and the board of various banks. Previously, he held key positions with JP Morgan, Standard Chartered, Deutsche Bank, and Credit Suisse. He holds an MBA from Chicago Booth School of Business and is a Chartered Accountant.
Principal Auditor, Anti Financial Crime/Compliance
Jawad is a Compliance and Anti Financial Crime control specialist with 8 years of experience in the second and third line of defense advising tier one financial institutions on strengthening internal control environments and remediation exercises.
Managing Director, Regional Head of Technology Business Controls
STATE STREET BANK
Regional Head of Technology Business Controls for State Street Bank, responsible for 1st line technology risk management across APAC. He has over 20 years of experience in diverse strategic and hands on leadership roles in the industry. Prior to State Street was the Head of Asia Risk at Morgan Stanley IM and earlier with ING as Chief Administrative Officer for ING Investment Management's India business and Asia Pacific Head of Non Financial Risk. In these roles he has held responsibility for Enterprise Risk Management, Operational Risk, IT Risk Management and Infosec. He holds an MBA, is a certified Financial Risk Manager (FRM), CISSP and is a doctoral research student.
editor, risk management
Tom Osborn is the desk editor of Risk.net’s risk management coverage. Prior to joining Risk, he reported on the futures and foreign exchange industries for Dow Jones' Financial News and the Euromoney group of publications. Tom holds a bachelor’s degree in English literature from the University of Warwick, UK.
APAC Head of Technology Risk
Felicia is the APAC Head of Technology Risk Head for Credit Suisse based in Singapore. She brings with her more than 15 years of experience in Technology risk & compliance and information security and has led initiatives ranging from pioneer implementation of end to end encryption of customer credentials for retail and wholesale Banks to technology risk due diligence in management of acquisitions. In recent years, she provides awareness on Cyber risks at the Board level, looks at measuring technology risk appetite qualitatively, advises on cyber scenarios creation, reflects on the robustness of controls in Agile and DevOps setup, and also leads the drafting of insider threat information paper in the industry. She is an advocator of bridging the technology risk agenda with Business risks and also actively pursuing risk reduction in data loss/breaches and privileged access risk space.
Managing Director, Information & Cyber Risk Framework
STANDARD CHARTERED BANK
Neil is currently responsible for the development of the Information & Cyber risk management framework at Standard Chartered across the Retail, Commercial, Private and Institutional Bank. He is a specialist in first line risk management with operational experience in investment banking, retail and commercial banking. He is a Chemical Engineer by training and started his career in process engineering before moving into technology consulting in the UK. He joined Morgan Stanley as part of the equity operations team before moving to the Royal Bank of Scotland where he covered a number of different non-financial risks covering institutional and retail clients.
GLOBAL RESILIENCE FEDERATION APAC
Kunal Sehgal is the managing director for all Global Resilience Federation (GRF) operations in Asia Pacific. Kunal is based in the GRF APAC headquarters in Singapore, where he leads and develops GRF sharing communities, partnership programs and events in the region. He is currently organizing a threat information sharing group for critical infrastructure companies interested in the security and financial benefits of mutual defense. Leveraging GRF’s experts and technology, Kunal is committed to maturing cyber hygiene and making sectors more resilient from cyber and geopolitical threats.
Prior to joining GRF, he was integral to the creation of the Financial Services Information Sharing and Analysis Center (FS-ISAC) presence in Asia, which was launched in November 2017. That operation, in conjunction with FS-ISAC’s other global centers in the U.S. and London, provides financial services firms with 24/7 global and local coverage for threat awareness, actionable intelligence and mitigation product, and training to respond to incidents.
Before entering the information sharing sector he worked in the insurance, banking and asset management industries and has extensive knowledge of regional security services.
Sehgal holds a bachelor’s degree in computer applications from Panjab University and a post graduate diploma in cyberspace security from Georgian College. He holds numerous cyber certifications including: Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA), Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), Certified Information Security Manager (CISM), Tenable Certified Nessus Auditor (TCNA), Certificate of Cloud Security Knowledge (CCSK), ISO 27001 Lead Auditor, and Offensive Security Certified Professional (OSCP).
Sehgal is an avid blogger and a regular speaker on cyber-related topics. He has also reviewed five books that focus on offensive security.
Head Operational Risk, Group Global Banking
Khushwant is the Head, Operational Risk of Group Global Banking at Maybank, the largest banking group in Malaysia. He holds Bachelors of Science with Honours from University Putra Malaysia and MBA majoring in Finance from University of Southern Queensland, Australia where he has received the Dean’s Award for Outstanding Academic Achievement from the University. He is also appointed as a Moderator in the Financial Accreditation Agency (FAA) Moderation Committee for the discipline of Risk Management and a fellow FAA Accreditation Panel member. FAA is an international and independent quality assurance and accreditation body supported by Bank Negara Malaysia and Securities Commission Malaysia.
He is a Risk Management professional with 21 years global banking experience spanning across the SEA Region and the Middle East. He has been recognised by his previous employers in the success of Risk Management approaches in various disciplines including Operational Risk & Financial Crime Management. He has conducted various presentations in the area of Risk Management to the Regulators, Financial Institutions and Government Agencies. He is a regular speaker at conferences and seminars including the Malaysian Banking Summit, Asian Bankers Association, IERP Global Conference on ERM & Power of Disruption, Emerging Threats in Operational Risk and Practical Guide to Excellence in ORM in Singapore.
His current role among others is to be responsible for the overall ownership of Operational Risk Management frameworks, standards, policies and methodologies at Group Global Banking by promoting efficient, robust, pro-active and forward looking Operational Risk practices. He is the first Secretary of the Maybank Group Operational Risk Management Committee and key member of the winning team that delivered the 2013 Operational Risk Infrastructure Risk Management Award by Asian Bankers. He participated in Maybank’s Transitioning Leaders to CEOs (TLC) Program by INSEAD Singapore.
Regional Chief Operating Officer, Institutional Banking
Venkatesh is a senior leader with 25 years of financial services experience in transaction banking, operations, credit, and sales. He has developed a reputation as a trusted advisor via a track record of strategic foresight, shaping customer centric solutions and leading teams through complex change.
He is currently the Regional COO for ANZ's institutional division. His role includes end to end operational management responsibility for all institutional client needs, as well as property and administration for countries across Asia. In this role, Venkatesh has been able to draw on his experience and collaborative work style to strengthen ties with country CEO's, thereby helping to deliver the strategy, protect the bank, and improve overall performance.
Prior to ANZ, Venkatesh was an executive director with ABN Amro, where he was responsible for the bank's global service centre in Chennai. Earlier in his career, he held sales and credit roles at GE Capital.
Throughout his career Venky has taken a keen interest in personal and professional development of staff. He assigns challenging opportunities to high potential staff, provides honest feedback, mentors junior staff, presents at training programmes and participates in external speaking engagements.
Chief operating officer
Mohit is a seasoned Operations & Risk Management professional with 20 years of multi-country experience in Asset Management, Life Insurance & Consumer Banking industries. He has both broad and deep understanding of Asia region’s complex regulatory, business and cultural operating environments, gained through Regional and Country roles in Singapore, Hong Kong, Malaysia and India.
Starting his career with GE Capital in India, he worked across Sales, Operations and Six Sigma functions before going on to head the risk function in the country. Later he joined Prudential Plc to establish the Risk Management function for its Joint Venture with ICICI Bank, the leading Private Bank in India. Subsequently he moved to Singapore as ‘Head of Operational Risk and Financial Crime Compliance’ for Singapore and Hong Kong businesses of Eastspring Investments, the asset management arm of Prudential Plc. Later he moved to the First Line of Defense as the Chief Operating Officer of Eastspring Investments Malaysia where he heads entire Operations, Client Servicing, Digital Transformation & IT Functions.
Mohit is a certified Six-Sigma Black Belt and also a Claritas Certificate Holder from the CFA Institute.
Head of Asia Operations
Westpac Banking Corporation
Roy is the Head of Asia Operations for the institutional bank at Westpac Banking Corporation. He is responsible for the operational activities for Westpac’s business franchise in Asia, including the execution of anti-money laundering (AML) / counter-terrorism financing (CTF) related activities pertaining to customer on-boarding, renewal as well as ongoing transaction monitoring and customer screening. The scope of his remit includes business units across Private and Premium wealth, Corporate, Institutional and Investment banking in Asia.
Prior to joining Westpac in 2015, Roy spent over 10 years at financial institutions such as Barclays, Royal Bank of Scotland and Credit Suisse. During his tenures, he led regional teams spanning Asia Pacific covering the various end to end operations discipline.
Regional Chief Risk Officer
Urban is a Swiss national who graduated from Basel University with a degree in law, then started his banking career as a trainee with Swiss Bank Corp in Basel in 1986. Following various assignments in Basel and Geneva in different areas of credit risk, he became regional head of credit risk control for private banking in Geneva. Following the merger with UBS, Urban was appointed regional head of credit risk control in New York in 2000 and in Singapore 2005. After a “gap year” with UBS in Switzerland in 2009, he was appointed regional chief risk officer for Barclays Wealth Asia in 2010, again based in Singapore covering credit risk, operational risk and governance. Following the sale of Barclays’ wealth business in 2016, Urban was recruited as regional chief risk officer for EFG Bank in Singapore in 2017 covering credit, operational and market risk.
Rapheepong Ghai is a Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP/E) and a Privacy Consultant at OneTrust – the largest and most widely used dedicated privacy management technology platform for compliance with global privacy laws. In his role, Ghai advises many of the world's leading organisations on creating, implementing and managing privacy programmes to operationalise compliance with various country and region-specific regulations including the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and ePrivacy Regulation. Prior to OneTrust, Ghai was as a Solutions Architect and APAC Sales Engineer Manager at AirWatch which was acquired by VMware in 2014 for $1.54B. The company now serves more than 20,000 global customers and is recognized as the undisputed market leader in mobility management. During this time, Ghai served as a product expert to the sales team and a technical lead on major sales opportunities across ASEAN and the NASCENT markets where he helped scale enterprise mobility projects. Ghai holds a B.S. in Industrial Engineering from Georgia Institute of Technology and an MBA from the Sasin Graduate Institute of Business Administration of Chulalongkorn University.