Dr Simon Goo

Head of Group Risk Analytics Division, Group Risk Management


Simon leads a multi-disciplinary risk analytics team that oversees enterprise-wide risk management models at United Overseas Bank. The team validates a wide range of risks and measurement models. Those models can be used to assess and manage credit, market and balance sheet risks across the bank’s global business.

Prior to joining the bank, Simon held senior corporate positions in technology and finance related companies in areas such as strategic planning, private equity investments and mergers and acquisitions. He has also worked with promising enterprises to assess the potential of their technologies for product commercialization and strategic investment.

Simon holds a PhD in the field of decision control systems from the University of Newcastle- upon-Tyne (UK). He received an IChemE Jubilee prize for his research applying Statistical and Artificial Intelligence Methodologies for on-line fault detection and diagnosis in 1997.

Simon was part of the banks’ Innovation Workgroup member to bring The Finlab to launch and he had been a mentor in The FinLab. He was part of the judging panel in the Global Fintech Hackcelerator. Simon serves as a member in the Product Program Committee and the Alt-Chair person in the Valuation Adjustments working group in the bank.

Jawad Latif

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.

Martin Leo

Managing Director, Regional Head of Technology Business Controls


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.

Urban Wilde

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.

Venkatesh Subbaraman

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.

June Crawford

Head of Singapore Chapter


Praveen Jain

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.

Neil Robinson

Managing Director, Information & Cyber Risk Framework


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.  

Tom Osborn

Desk Editor


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.

Felicia Ong

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.

Cherie Chan

Group Head, Risk Management Group - Operational Risk

DBS Bank

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.

Richard Carrick

Regional Head Financial Crime Assurance (APAC)


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)