Financial Centre Advisory Panel

Formed in July 2015, the Financial Centre Advisory Panel (FCAP) comprises leaders from the banking, insurance and asset management industries in Singapore. FCAP aims to strengthen the dialogue and partnership between the MAS and the financial industry, to drive financial sector growth and the development of Singapore as an international financial centre.

About the Panel

The FCAP advises the MAS on Singapore's financial sector reforms and strategies. FCAP enables the MAS to tap the insights and experience of a distinguished advisory panel, to co-create policies and chart strategies to help grow Singapore as a leading international financial centre.

Solmaz Altin

Regional Chief Executive Officer of Asia Pacific, Allianz SE

Solmaz is the Asia-Pacific Regional CEO at Allianz. From 2016-2019, Solmaz was the Chief Digital Officer of Allianz SE. He managed the Group’s digital transformation, which includes its global direct business, big data/machine learning programme, as well as its strategic partnerships with major tech companies.

He is also the founder of the Group’s venture capital investment unit Allianz X, as well as its Global Digital Factory, established in 2016 to transform customer experiences across its international retail businesses.

Solmaz joined the Group in 2009, as Chief Risk Officer of Allianz Turkey. He was subsequently promoted to the role of CEO, Allianz Turkey (2013-2015), where he oversaw the acquisition and integration of the Yapi Kredi Insurance entities, and led the business to become the insurance market leader in Turkey.

Solmaz began his career as a team leader within Dresdner Bank’s retail customer care center, and went on to spend eight years in financial institutions advisory with PricewaterhouseCoopers and KPMG. Originally from Krefeld, Germany, Solmaz holds a graduate degree in Business Administration and Economics from Gerhard-Mercator-University in Duisburg, Germany.

Sandeep Malik

APAC Chief Executive Officer, Commercial Risk, Health and Affinity, Aon

Sandeep Malik is CEO Asia Pacific for Aon’s commercial Risk, Health and Affinity businesses, based in Singapore. From 2014 to 2018 he oversaw Aon’s Industry and Specialty Practice Groups as the Global Head, Specialty. 

Sandeep joined Aon in 2010 from Prudential Corporation Asia, where he was the CFO for Asia, based in Hong Kong. Prior to joining Prudential in 2006, Sandeep was a Partner at Marakon Associates, a management consulting firm that pioneered ‘managing for shareholder value’ and where he worked, since 1994, in the US and Europe before relocating to build and lead the Asian practice. Sandeep began his general management career in 1989 at Cincinnati Milacron, a leading US manufacturer of metalworking and plastics machinery. 

Sandeep’s writings and opinions have been featured in Economist.com, CFO and CFO Asia, The Wall Street Journal and Asahi Shinbun. He has appeared on BBC, CNBC and Bloomberg. Sandeep earned his Bachelor’s degree in Engineering (India) followed by a Master of Business Administration (US).

Chris Wei

Executive Chairman Asia, Aviva Ltd

Chris is currently the Executive Chairman for Aviva. He was formerly the Executive Chairman for Friends Provident International (FPI) prior to the completed acquisition by International Financial Group Limited in July 2020.

In July 2015, Chris was appointed to the newly created role of Global Chairman, Aviva Digital, where he led Aviva Group’s global drive in digital, and transformed the 321-year-old insurer into a leading InsurTech disruptor. In addition to leading the Group Marketing function, he is also responsible for driving the implementation of Aviva Group’s True Customer Composite strategy.

As Executive Chairman, Chris works closely with senior leaders on setting strategic directions and managing the operations of Aviva and FPI across Asia. He is also actively involved in making decisions on initiatives that have significant implications for the business, customers, employees and other key stakeholders across the region.

Before joining Aviva in October 2014, Chris was Group CEO and Executive Director of Great Eastern Holdings Ltd (listed on SGX) and many of its key subsidiaries from February 2011. During his tenure, Chris was responsible for successfully growing the company’s business and further entrenching its leadership position in its home markets of Singapore and Malaysia. Chris also served as Deputy Chairman of Lion Global Investors (a leading South-East Asian asset management firm), and was a Director of Singapore Reinsurance Corporation Ltd (listed on SGX).

Prior to this, Chris was the Executive Vice President and Group Chief Marketing Officer of AIA Limited. He also previously held the position of CEO at AIG United Guaranty Insurance (Asia) Limited and held various positions at ING Canada and Allstate Insurance Company of Canada where his roles included Chief Risk Officer.

Chris holds a Bachelor of Science (Hons) from the University of Toronto in Canada majoring in actuarial science. Chris is an associate of the Casualty Actuarial Society and a member of the American Academy of Actuaries. In January 2019, Chris was appointed as Chairman of the Executive Council of the International Insurance Society.

Cheng Jun

General Manager, Bank of China Singapore Branch

Mr. Cheng was appointed the General Manager of BOCS in July 2019 and is currently the Chairman of China Enterprises Association (Singapore). 

Prior to this appointment, he was the General Manager of BOC Johannesburg Branch from June 2016. Mr Cheng joined Bank of China in 1991, and held various managing positions including the Head of Risk Management Department of BOC London Branch, as well as Head of Overseas Business Division, Assistant General Manager and Product Director of International Settlement Department, Global Head of Trade Services and General Manager of Corporate Banking at BOC Head Office.

Mr Cheng graduated from Renmin University of China with a Bachelor and Master’s Degree in Economics. He also holds a Bachelor’s Degree of Science (Hon.) in Finance from University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology. He was elected as Associate of the Chartered Institute of Bankers in the UK in 2002. 

Deborah Ho

Managing Director, Regional Head of South East Asian Business for BlackRock and Country Head of BlackRock Singapore

Deborah is regional head of the South East Asian business for BlackRock and country head of BlackRock Singapore. BlackRock is one of the world’s leading providers of investment, advisory and risk management solutions. 

As of end Q3-2020, BlackRock’s assets under management total US$7.81 trillion across fixed income, cash management, alternative investment, real estate and advisory strategies. Singapore is one of the major hubs for Aladdin, which is BlackRock’s operating system for investment professionals that enables every aspect of the investment process.

Deborah is a member of the Asia Pacific Steering committee which is the senior most leadership body for BlackRock in APAC, a member of the Asia Pacific Exco which is a general management group for the region. Globally, Deborah represents BlackRock APAC on the human capital committee, which is the most senior leadership group ensuring the implementation of leadership and culture priorities of the firm. Deborah is a recognised champion for gender and cultural diversity both within the firm and in the finance industry. She is a global executive committee member of BlackRock’s global women’s initiative group.

Deborah is passionate about developing leaders in the financial services sector in Asia. She is active in contributing to the development of the financial industry in Singapore. She represents BlackRock on FCAP, MAS’ financial centre advisory panel which consists of the most senior representatives of the top financial institutions in Singapore. She is most recently focused on the development of ESG investing at BlackRock and is a steering committee member of the ESG working group at FCAP. Deborah is also an executive committee member at IMAS, the investment management association of Singapore. She is regularly invited to speak on gender diversity and the championing of sustainability

Gautam Banerjee

Senior Managing Director, Blackstone Group Chairman, Blackstone Singapore Pte Ltd

Gautam Banerjee is a Senior Managing Director and Chairman of Blackstone Singapore. 

Gautam’s non-executive corporate roles outside of Blackstone include serving as board member of Singapore Airlines, GIC and Piramal Enterprises, independent director of Singapore Telecommunications. He also serves as Chairman of raiSE, the Centre for Social Enterprise in Singapore. Gautam’s other roles in the “not for profit sector” include being a term trustee of SINDA and a member of the governing Board of Yale NUS College.

Previously, Mr. Banerjee served as Executive Chairman of PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) Singapore for nine years until his retirement in December 2012. He spent over 30 years with the firm in various leadership roles in Singapore, India and East Asia.

Gautam is a fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales, the Institute of Singapore Chartered Accountants and the Singapore Institute of Directors. He graduated with a Bachelor of Science (Honours) degree from Warwick University in 1977 and was awarded an Honorary Doctor of Laws (LLD) by the same University in 2014.

Gautam was a Nominated Member of Parliament in Singapore from 2007 to 2009 and a member of the Singapore Economic Strategies Committee (2009/2010). He was awarded the Public Service Medal by the Singapore Government in 2014.

Amol Gupte

ASEAN Head Citi Country Officer, Singapore

Amol Gupte is ASEAN Head and Citi Country Officer (CCO) for Singapore. Based in Singapore, Amol is responsible for the leadership of Citi’s ASEAN markets of Singapore, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Vietnam and Thailand. As CCO for Singapore, he is responsible for all of Citi’s businesses and operations in the country.

ASEAN is an important growth area for Citi having been in the region since 1902. As one of the oldest financial institutions in this region, Citi is deeply embedded in the markets’ financial services sector with representation in nearly every asset class and business, including Banking, Capital Markets and Advisory, Treasury and Trade Solutions, Global Markets and Securities Services, Commercial Banking, Private Banking and Consumer Banking. In Singapore, Citi is one of the largest financial services businesses in the country, providing employment to about 9,000 people.

Amol is a 30-year Citi veteran, and has held a number of senior positions globally. Prior to moving to Singapore from Hong Kong, he was the Region Head for the Treasury and Trade Solutions (TTS) business in Asia Pacific from 2012-16. He was based in New York from 2007–12 as the Region Head of TTS, North America and was based in London from 2003–07 as the Head of Payments for Europe, Middle East and Africa. Before that, he ran the Cash Management business for Western Europe. Prior to moving to EMEA, he was the Head of Transaction Services business for the Indian sub-continent. Before joining Transaction Services, Amol was with Citi’s Consumer Business in India where held roles in sales, product management and treasury.

Amol holds a Master’s of Business Administration from Bombay University.

Piyush Gupta

Chief Executive Officer Director of DBS Group

Mr. Piyush Gupta has been the Chief Executive Officer and Director of DBS Group since 2009.

DBS is a leading financial services group in Asia, headquartered in Singapore. Recognized for its global leadership, and has been named “World’s Best Bank” by several global publications like Euromoney and Global Finance. The bank is at the forefront of leveraging digital technology to 2019. shape the future of banking, and was also named “World’s Best Digital Bank” by Euromoney. In addition, in 2019, DBS was listed among the top ten most transformative organisations of the decade by Harvard Business Review.

Prior to joining DBS, Piyush had a 27 year career at Citigroup, where his last position was Chief Executive Officer for South East Asia, Australia and New Zealand. 

Piyush is a member of the Executive Committee of the Institute of International Finance, Washington and Chairman of Sim Kee Boon Institute for Financial Economics Advisory Board. In addition, he is a member of the United Nations Secretary-General’s Task Force on Digital Financing of the Sustainable Development Goals, Singapore’s Advisory Council on the Ethical Use of AI and Data, and the McKinsey Advisory Council. He also sits on the boards of Enterprise Singapore, Singapore’s National Research Foundation, and the Singapore’s Council for Board Diversity. Piyush is a term trustee of the Singapore Indian Development Association (SINDA).

Piyush has a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) Degree in Economics from St. Stephen's College, Delhi University, India and a Post Graduate Diploma in Management from IIM, Ahmedabad. 

Piyush was named one of the world’s top 100 best-performing chief executives in Harvard Business Review - 2019 edition of “The CEO 100”. He was named Singapore Business Awards' Outstanding Chief Executive of the Year in 2016. In 2014, he was named as the Singapore Business Leader of the Year by CNBC and in 2013, he was accorded the CEO Leadership Achievement Award for Singapore and Asia Pacific by The Asian Banker.

David Lynne

Head of Corporate Bank APAC, Head of Fixed Income and Currencies APAC, Chief Country Officer for Singapore, Deutsche Bank AG

David Lynne is Head of Corporate Banking and Fixed Income and Currencies for APAC and, as such, he has overall responsibility for all of the firm’s Commercial Banking and Debt Markets business for the region. He is also the Chief Country Officer for Singapore.

He is a member of the bank’s global Executive Committees for both the Corporate Bank and the Investment Bank, and of the regional Deutsche Band APAC Executive Committee. David joined Deutsche Bank’s Singapore branch in May 1998, following three years as Head of its European Fixed Income Options Trading operation, based in London. Prior to that he worked for JP Morgan in a variety of roles in London and New York. He has over 31 years of experience in the banking industry. 

He is currently the Deputy Chair of the Singapore Foreign Exchange Markets Committee (SFEMC) and sits on both the Board and the Executive Committee of the Asia Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association (ASIFMA) and on the regional board of ISDA. 

David graduated in 1987 from Imperial College, University of London, with a Master of Engineering degree in Chemical Engineering.

Seck-Wai Kwong

Chief Executive Officer, Eastspring Investments

Wai-Kwong Seck is Chief Executive Officer of Eastspring Investments, the asset management business of Prudential Corporation Asia, part of Prudential plc of the UK. 

He oversees the management of assets, with responsibility for growing the business, deepening the investment capabilities, and expanding the firm’s global and local retail and institutional client base. Wai-Kwong chairs the Eastspring Investments Executive Committee and sits on the Board of Prudential Corporation Asia.

Wai-Kwong joined Eastspring in April 2019 from State Street Bank and Trust Company, where he was Chief Executive Officer, Asia Pacific, overseeing 17 geographical markets.

Prior to joining State Street in 2011, Wai-Kwong was Chief Financial Officer of the Singapore Exchange for eight years. His professional career had been focused primarily on wealth management and investment banking, having held senior-level positions in the Monetary Authority of Singapore, the Government of Singapore Investment Corporation (GIC), Lehman Brothers and DBS Bank.

Wai-Kwong is a board member of the GIC. He is also chairman of the Investment Committee and a Trustee at the Singapore Police Force’s pension fund. He chairs the Future Leaders Council at the Wealth Management Institute of Nanyang Technology Institute and serves on both the Board of Regents of Trinity International University in Chicago and as a member of the Global Advisory Board of Gordon College in Wenham, Massachusetts. Wai-Kwong is also a member of the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology’s Business School Advisory Council and a Governor of the Singapore International School in Hong Kong.

Wai-Kwong earned a Master of Business Administration with Distinction (with a major in finance) from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. He also holds a Bachelor of Economics with first-class honors from Australia’s Monash University, where he is a Vice-Chancellor’s Professorial Fellow and serves on the Monash Philanthropy Council. On Singapore’s National Day in 2017, the Republic awarded him the Public Service Medal.

Jenny Sofian

Chief Executive Officer, Fullerton Fund Management

Prior to joining Fullerton in Nov 2017, Jenny spent more than 20 years at Amundi Singapore. She was appointed the CEO and Head of South Asia in November 2009, responsible for their Southeast Asian and Australian operations. 

She also served as the Regional Director of Southeast Asia at the Group Level Executive Committee. Jenny joined Amundi in 1996, to manage Asian equity portfolios. She was later appointed Head of Research for Asia and in 1999, promoted to Managing Director.

Earlier in her career, Jenny managed various insurance funds for the Insurance Corporation of Singapore, and was responsible for asset allocation as well as investment across asset classes.

Jenny graduated from San Diego University with a BS in Business Administration degree (major in Finance) Summa Cum Laude. Jenny is actively involved in a number of industry bodies that are working to positively influence the asset management industry.

In addition to being an FCAP member, Jenny serves on the Executive Committee of the Investment Management Association of Singapore. Jenny is also a member of the Institute of Banking and Finance’s Fund Management Working Group, and a board member of the Finance Accreditation Agency in Malaysia.


E.G. Morse

Chief Executive Officer, Goldman Sachs Singapore, Head of Asia Pacifc Ex-Japan (APEJ), Fixed Income, Currencies and Commodities (FICC) Sales

EG is Chief Executive Officer of Goldman Sachs Singapore and is the Head of Asia Pacific Ex-Japan (APEJ) Fixed Income, Currencies and Commodities (FICC) Sales. He oversees all of the firm’s activities across South East Asia and is Chair of the Singapore Leadership Group.

Prior to relocating to Singapore, EG was based in Hong Kong as Head of APEJ FICC Sales.  Previously, he was Head of APEJ Credit Distribution. Before moving to Hong Kong, EG was Head of US Leveraged Finance Sales in New York, which included High Yield, Distressed and bank Loan Sales.  He joined Goldman Sachs in 2008 and was named Managing Director in 2009 and Partner in 2016.

Prior to joining the firm, EG was a Senior Managing Director in the High Yield and Distressed Group at Bear Stearns in New York.

EG is on the board of Empower, the Emerging Markets Foundation, a global nonprofit focused on at-risk youth in emerging market countries.  He is also a member of Princeton’s Annual Giving Committee and serves as co-class agent in charge of alumni fundraising efforts for his class.

EG earned a BA in Politics from Princeton University.

Hu Fang

General Manager, Industrial and Commercial Bank of China, Singapore Branch

Ms. Hu Fang joined ICBC in 1997 and has been the General Manager of ICBC Singapore since February 2017. 

Prior to this role, she held several senior positions within ICBC Head Office and global offices, including Deputy General Manager of ICBC Head Office Corporate Strategy and Investor Relations Dept, Chief Finance and Risk Officer of ICBC (Macau), and Deputy General Manager of ICBC Shanghai Branch, Investment Banking Department.  

Ms. Hu Fang graduated with a Master’s degree in Finance and Investment from The University of Edinburgh in UK.

Edmund Lee

Managing Director, Senior Country Officer, JPMorgan Chase

Edmund Lee is Managing Director and Senior Country Officer at JPMorgan Chase. 

In this role, Edmund provides the location oversight to all LOBs operating in Singapore such as Corporate Investment Banking, Treasury Services, Investor Services, Private Bank, Asset Management and as well as all the support functions.

Prior to joining J.P. Morgan, Edmund was Chairman and CEO with DBS Vickers Securities for 12 years. In this role, Edmund oversaw DBS Vickers’ business operations across Singapore, Malaysia, Hong Kong, Thailand, Indonesia, London and New York. He brings almost 30 years of industry experience, and strong relationships with local business leaders and regulators, to J.P. Morgan.

Edmund obtained a Bachelor of Economics degree from the University of California at Los Angeles.

Pavlos Spyropoulos

Chief Executive Officer and Country Manager, Lloyd's Asia Country Manager, Lloyd's Singapore

Pavlos Spyropoulos joined Lloyd’s in 2008 in London where he was responsible for overseeing regulatory activities undertaken in Lloyd’s international office network, and co-ordinating Lloyd’s interaction with senior regulatory and governmental officials. 

In 2014 Pavlos relocated to Singapore, assuming responsibility for Lloyd’s Asia’s Market Development function and a number of strategic initiatives in Asia Pacific. 

In 2019, Pavlos was appointed Head of Market Development for Lloyd’s in Asia Pacific, and was responsible for developing Lloyd’s presence and strategy in the Asia Pacific region.  

In 2020 he was appointed Country Manager, Singapore, and CEO, Lloyd’s Asia.

Pavlos has a Master’s degree in International Relations and English from the University of St Andrews, and holds the Advanced Diploma in Insurance (ACII) from the Chartered Insurance Institute. 

Takuya Tanaka

Singapore Country Head, MUFG Bank

Mr. Takuya Tanaka was appointed MUFG Bank’s Country Head for Singapore and concurrently the Head of Japanese Corporate Banking Division for Asia on 29 May 2019.

As the country head, he has principal responsibility in regards to correspondence with the local authority, and has oversight of MUFG Singapore’s governance in risk management, operations and compliance matters. He is also responsible for identifying, promoting and deepening client businesses for Japanese corporates in the 13 markets in this region.

Mr. Tanaka is a seasoned banker with 28 years of experience in global banking, corporate and investment banking, MUFG’s strategic planning, structured finance and business development.

Prior to his current role, he headed the Japanese Corporate & Investment Banking Business Planning Division in Tokyo, where he developed and led MUFG’s strategies to enhance business relationships with the Japanese large and multinational corporations globally. He also strengthened collaborations across MUFG’s group entities, namely Mitsubishi UFJ Morgan Stanley Securities and Mitsubishi UFJ Trust Bank.

Singapore is his second overseas posting. The first was in 2009  2012 when Mr. Tanaka was with the Hong Kong branch, fostering business promotions with the Japanese corporates in Hong Kong and the Greater China region.

Mr. Tanaka obtained a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from Kyoto University in 1991. He received his Master’s degree in Business Administration from Emory University Goizueta Business School, which was based in Atlanta, Georgia, United States in 1996.

Ong Yu-En

Head of Singapore, Norton Rose Fulbright (Asia) LLP

Mr Ong is a banking and finance lawyer and Head of the Singapore Practice. His practice includes all aspects of structured finance such as acquisition finance, asset finance, structured trade and commodities finance, telecoms finance and cross border real estate finance.

Mr Ong won the Finance Lawyer of the Year, Asia, award at the Asia Legal Awards 2018.

Yu-En has had experience dealing with Asian, European and Middle Eastern transactions and was the lead partner on various deals awarded Euromoney Deal of the Year 2010 and Deal of the Year 2008/2009 by Trade Finance Magazine, Global Trade Review and Trade & Forfaiting Review Magazine, culminating in our practice being awarded Best Trade Law Firm Asia 2009-2014 as voted by readers of Trade Finance Magazine.

Along with English law, Yu-En is qualified to practice Singapore law and Hong Kong law.

Samuel Tsien

Group Chief Executive Officer, Oversea-Chinese Banking Corporation Ltd

Mr Tsien is the Group Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director of Oversea-Chinese Banking Corporation Limited (OCBC). He joined OCBC Bank in July 2007 as Senior Executive Vice President and Global Head, Global Corporate Bank overseeing the corporate and commercial banking business at OCBC Bank. 

Prior to joining OCBC Bank, he was the President and Chief Executive Officer of China Construction Bank (Asia) when China Construction Bank acquired Bank of America (Asia). From 1995 to 2006, he was President and Chief Executive Officer of Bank of America (Asia), and Asia Consumer and Commercial Banking Group Executive of Bank of America Corporation.

Mr Tsien is concurrently a Commissioner of PT Bank OCBC NISP Tbk and he also serves on the boards of major OCBC Group companies, including Great Eastern Holdings Ltd, Bank of Singapore Ltd, OCBC Wing Hang Bank Ltd, OCBC Wing Hang Bank (China) Ltd and OCBC Bank (Malaysia) Berhad.

He is also a Director of Mapletree Investments Pte Ltd, Dr Goh Keng Swee Scholarship Fund and International Monetary Conference. His other  commitments include serving as the Chairman of the Association of Banks in Singapore and MAS Steering Committee for SGD Swap Offer Rate Transition to Singapore Overnight Rate Average. 

He is also Vice Chairman of the IBF Council, a member of the IBF Council, a member of the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) Financial Centre Advisory Panel,   and a member of the MAS Payments Council.

Mr Tsien holds a Bachelor of Arts with Honours in Economics from the University of California, Los Angeles.

Kevin Lu

Chairman of Asia, Partners Group

Dr. Kevin Lu is a Partner and Chairman of Asia at Partners Group, a global private equity firm with $109 billion AUM.

He chairs the Impact Committee of PG LIFE, the firm’s $500 million sustainability fund. He is a member of Partners Group's Global Executive Board and heads up the firm's Singapore office with 320 staff. Prior to Partners Group, Kevin held senior management positions at the World Bank Group, including as the Director and Chief Financial Officer of the Bank Group’s Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency (MIGA).

Kevin is currently an Adjunct Professor at Yale-NUS, a Distinguished Fellow at INSEAD and a Senior Fellow at Milken Institute. He serves on the advisory boards of the World Bank's Global Infrastructure Facility and International Finance Corporation's Impact Management Principles, Monetary Authority of Singapore’s Financial Centre Advisory Panel, the World Economic Forum’s Global Future Council on Investing, and the Steering Council of the UN Institutional Investor Partnership for Sustainable Development. He co-authored a book "Investing with Confidence: Understanding Political Risk Management in the 21st Century".

He was named a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum in 2010, and a Future Leader by the Institute of International Finance in 2014. Kevin has published commentaries in the Wall Street Journal, Foreign Policy, Washington Post, Financial Times, and the Straits Times.

Jessica Tan

Co-Chief Executive Offier, Ping An Group

Jessica Tan is currently the Group Co-CEO of Ping An Group, overseeing the Group’s technology businesses and digital innovations. She is a standing member of the Group’s Executive Management Committee and the Group Investment Management Committee for its 26 subsidiaries across Insurance, Banking, Investment and Technology/Internet Businesses. 

She is in charge of 9 Ping An companies and serves on the board for 10 subsidiaries, including Ping An Bank (also a public company), Ping An Life Insurance and Ping An P&C Insurance. During Ms. Tan’s tenure at Ping An, the Group has earned record profits and doubled its share price.

Ms. Tan serves as a member of international advisory panel for Health and Biomedical Sciences (HBMS) and HBMS International Advisory Council (IAC) of Singapore, Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS), Hong Kong Securities and Futures Commission (SFC) and Seoul International Business Advisory Council (SIBAC) and Shenzhen Advisory Committee. She also represented Ping An as one of Co-Chairs for the World Economic Forum (WEF) Davos event in China.

Before joining Ping An, Ms. Tan served as a global partner at McKinsey. In her 13 years with McKinsey in the USA and Asia, Jessica has worked with global and Asian leading financial companies and regulatory authorities in 15 countries, focusing on strategy, innovation, operations and technology. She graduated from MIT with Masters of Engineering in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, and two bachelor degrees in Electrical Engineering and Economics (with GPA 5.0 out of 5.0). Ms. Tan is Singaporean, married and mother of two daughters.

Loh Boon Chye

Chief Executive Officer, Singapore Exchange Limited

Mr Loh Boon Chye joined SGX as CEO on 14 July 2015. He is also an Executive and Non-Independent Director on the SGX Board. As CEO, he drives SGX’s growth strategy, with the aim of transforming SGX into a world-class multi-asset exchange.

Over the years, Mr Loh has played a key role in the development of Southeast Asia’s capital markets, having held a number of senior advisory positions. Apart from his directorship on the SGX Board from 2003 to 2012, he has been on the Boards of GIC Pte Ltd since November 2012, Economic Development Board Singapore since February 2017 and the World Federation of Exchanges since September 2017. He is also Chairman of the Sim Kee Boon Institute for Financial Economics Advisory Board and Co-Chair of the Council for Board Diversity.

With a career in the financial industry that spans close to 30 years, Mr Loh was most recently Deputy President and Head of Asia Pacific Global Markets at Bank of America-Merrill Lynch from December 2012 to May 2015. He was also the bank’s Country Executive for Singapore and Southeast Asia and a member of its Asia Pacific Executive Committee.

Mr Loh began his career as an Investment Officer with the Monetary Authority of Singapore in 1989. He joined the Singapore branch of Morgan Guaranty Trust Co. of New York in 1992, managing its Southeast Asia fixed-income and derivatives business. From 1995 to 2012, he was with Deutsche Bank AG, where he held various leadership roles includingHead of Corporate & Investment Banking for Asia Pacific and Head of Global Markets for Asia.

Mr Loh is a council member and Distinguished Fellow at the Institute of Banking & Finance Singapore and a council member at the Singapore Business Federation. He was also previously Chairman of the Singapore Foreign Exchange Market Committee, as well as Deputy President of ACI Singapore. He was awarded for Outstanding Contribution to Financial Markets in Asia in the Euromoney Awards for Excellence in 2010, and was presented the International Financial Law Review (IFLR) Market Reform Award 2017.

Mr Loh holds a Bachelor of Engineering degree from the National University of Singapore.

Patrick Lee

Regional Chief Executive Officer, ASEAN and South Asia, Standard Chartered

As Cluster CEO Singapore & ASEAN Markets, Patrick is responsible for steering and executing business development and strategy for the Bank in Singapore, Malaysia, Vietnam and Thailand. 

These are key strategic markets for the Standard Chartered Bank Group, and Singapore is home to the Bank’s global businesses and Technology & Operations functions.

 

Before assuming this role, Patrick was CEO Singapore, and Head of Global Banking, Singapore, where he was responsible for the Bank’s corporate and institutional client businesses. Before joining Standard Chartered in 2012, Patrick was Managing Director, Head of Southeast Asia Investment Banking at Nomura.  Prior to that, he was Head of Singapore/Malaysia Investment Banking at UBS and Executive Director, Investment Banking at Morgan Stanley.  He has over 25 years of experience in the banking industry, including corporate and investment banking, product and sector coverage, and has worked in Singapore, Hong Kong and London. 

 

Patrick is a Co-Founder and Board Director of Leap Philanthropy Ltd, a Singapore-based charity active in Indonesia, Cambodia and Myanmar. He is also a Board Director of Clifford Capital (established as a specialist provider of structured finance solutions).

 

Patrick graduated with BA (First Class Honors) and MA in English from Trinity College, Cambridge.

Rusell Higginbotham

Chief Executive Officer, Reinsurance Asia and Regional President

Russell Higginbotham started his career 1986 with a UK life insurer and in 1991, he joined Munich Re as a Senior Marketing Analyst.
Russell Higginbotham joined Swiss Re in 1995 and served in various roles in the Life & Health Reinsurance development and strategy teams. Between 2002 and 2005, he was Life & Health Country Manager for Japan and subsequently for South Korea. 
 
In 2006, he moved to Sydney and served as Chief Executive Officer of Swiss Re's Australia and New Zealand operations. From 2010 to 2015, he assumed the role of Chief Executive Officer Reinsurance UK & Ireland, based in London, and was named Head of Life & Health Products Reinsurance in 2016.
 
He was appointed Chief Executive Officer Reinsurance EMEA, Regional President EMEA and member of the Group Executive Committee in September 2018.
 
With effect from 8 July 2019, Russell Higginbotham assumed the role of Chief Executive Officer Reinsurance Asia and Regional President Asia.
 

Dilhan Pilay Sandrasegara

Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer, Temasek International

Dilhan Pillay joined Temasek in September 2010 and has been CEO of Temasek International since April 2019.

Since joining Temasek, Dilhan has held various leadership roles, including at various times Head of the Investment, the Portfolio Management and the Enterprise Development Groups. He has also led various Temasek market teams including Singapore, the U.S. and the Americas.

Dilhan serves on the boards of the National Research Foundation in Singapore and Enterprise Singapore. He is also a member of the Future Economy Council, and the Financial Centre Advisory Panel of the Monetary Authority of Singapore and the National Jobs Council.

He graduated from the National University of Singapore with a Bachelor of Laws and obtained a Master of Law from the University of Cambridge.

Tony Cripps

Chief Executive Officer, The Hongkong, Shanghai Banking Corporation Ltd Singapore

Tony Cripps is Chief Executive Officer of HSBC Bank Singapore, the leading international bank in Singapore supporting retail, business, corporate and institutional banking customers through its network of 16 local branches and offices. Tony was also appointed to the Board of HSBC Bank (Singapore) Limited in 2016.

Tony has worked in banking for more than 30 years, with management roles in institutional banking, treasury, trading and sales businesses, transaction banking, information technology and operations. He was appointed to his current role in April 2017.

He first joined HSBC in 1986 as a floor trader for the Sydney Futures Exchange and went on to manage Australia’s futures business before being appointed Head of Foreign Exchange and Rates Strategy for HSBC Asia Pacific.

From 2000 to 2006, Tony was based in Hong Kong as Head of e-Commerce for HSBC Asia Pacific and then in London as Head of e-Commerce, Global Banking and Markets for the HSBC Group. In 2006, Tony returned to Australia as Head of Global Markets, subsequently taking up the expanded role of Head of Global Banking and Markets.

Prior to his current role, Tony was the CEO of HSBC Australia from 2013. Under his leadership, the bank experienced a period of significant growth. Between 2010 and 2012, Tony was President and Chief Executive Officer of HSBC Philippines where he also served as Chairman, HSBC Savings Bank and HSBC Insurance Brokers, Inc., Chairman and Trustee, HSBC Retirement Trust Fund, Inc. and Director of OCLP Holdings, Inc

Tan Chin Hwee

APAC Chief Executive Officer, Trafigura Pte Ltd

Chin Hwee joined Trafigura in 2016 as CEO, Asia Pacific for the Trafigura Group. He is responsible for continuing the growth of Trafigura’s business across the region.

Chin Hwee has more than 25 years of experience in management and financial roles. Prior to joining Trafigura, he was most recently the founder of the Asian operations of alternative investment firm Apollo Global Management, and before that, managing director at hedge fund Amaranth Advisors.

In May 2020, Chin Hwee has been appointed to join the Emerging Stronger Taskforce (EST) set up under the Future Economy Council (FEC)/PMO. The government-led taskforce consisted of key industry representatives to review how Singapore can build new sources of dynamism and stay economically resilient in a post-COVID-19 world. He was also nominated as a member of the Trade & Connectivity Standards Committee under the Singapore Standards Council (SSC)/MTI, which facilitates the development, promotion and review of standards in Singapore

Chin Hwee is also a board and advisory member of a number of organizations including Singapore Press Holdings Ltd and for Nayara Energy Ltd, India. He is a member of the advisory panel for the Monetary Authority of Singapore and Singapore Maritime Port Authority. He also sits on the board of Nanyang Technology University and the Hwa Chong Institution. He has also been a trustee of the SingHealth endowment fund.

Chin Hwee has a Bachelor of Accountancy degree, graduating with Second Class Upper Honours in 1995 from NTU. He has an MBA from Yale University and completed a postgraduate course at Harvard Kennedy School. He is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) and is both an Australian- and a Singapore-registered Certified Public Accountant (CPA). He was also the past President of CFA Society Singapore.

He was honoured as a World Economic Forum Young Global Leader in 2010 and as a World Cities Summit Young Leader in 2014. He is the winner of the Singapore 2013 Distinguished Financial Industry Certified Professional (FICP) Award. He was voted by The Hedge Fund Journal as one of the top 40 emerging absolute return investors globally and was also named Best Asia Credit Hedge Fund Manager by Hong Kong-based publication The Asset. In 2015, Chin Hwee received the World Outstanding Young Chinese Entrepreneurs Award from business newspaper Yazhou Zhoukan and the World Federation of Chinese Entrepreneurs Organization. In 2018, Chin Hwee received the Nanyang Distinguished Alumni Award. He also received the Nanyang Alumni Achievement Award in 2014 and the Nanyang Outstanding Young Alumni Award in 2011 from NTU.

Edmund Koh

President, UBS Asia Pacific of UBS Group AG and UBS AG

Edmund became a member of the Group Executive Board and was appointed President UBS Asia Pacific of UBS Group AG and UBS AG in January 2019. He was also Head Wealth Management Asia Pacific from 2016 – 2018 as well as Country Head Singapore from 2012 – February 2019.

He joined UBS in February 2012 as Group Managing Director, heading the UBS Wealth Management South East Asia and Asia Pacific Hub. Edmund, a Singaporean, is also a member of the UBS Global Wealth Management Executive Committee.

Edmund has more than 30 years' experience in senior roles in financial services. Prior to UBS, he was at Taiwan-based Ta Chong Bank where he served as President and Director from 2008 to 2011. From 2001 to 2008, he was Managing Director and Regional Head, Consumer Banking of DBS Bank in Singapore. In 2001, he became CEO of Alverdine Bank; two years earlier he held the same position for Prudential Assurance, both companies based in Singapore.

Edmund holds a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from the University of Toronto, Canada.

Wee Ee Cheong

Deputy Chairman Chief Executive Officer, United Overseas Bank Ltd

Mr Wee joined UOB in 1979 and currently serves as Deputy Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. 

A career banker with 40 years’ experience, Mr Wee holds directorships in several UOB subsidiaries including United Overseas Insurance, United Overseas Bank (Malaysia) and United Overseas Bank (Thai) Public Company. He is Chairman of United Overseas Bank (China) and President Commissioner of PT Bank UOB Indonesia.

Active in industry development, Mr Wee is a council member of The Association of Banks in Singapore, The Institute of Banking & Finance and the Indonesia-Singapore Business Council. He is a member of the Board of Governors of the Singapore-China Foundation, Visa APCEMEA Senior Client Council and an honorary council member of the Singapore Chinese Chamber of Commerce & Industry. He was previously deputy chairman of the Housing & Development Board and a director of the Port of Singapore Authority, UOL Group and Pan Pacific Hotels Group. In 2013, he was awarded the Public Service Star for his contributions to the financial industry.

A keen art enthusiast, Mr Wee is the Patron of the Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts. He is also a director of the Wee Foundation.

Mr Wee holds a Bachelor of Science (Business Administration) and a Master of Arts (Applied Economics) from American University, Washington, DC.

Jeffrey Chi

Managing Director of Vickers Venture Partners, Vice Chairman of Vickers Capital Group

Dr. Jeffrey Chi is a veteran in the venture capital industry and a strong advocate for the promotion of venture capital, entrepreneurship & socially responsible investing.

Dr. Chi co-founded Vickers Venture Partners in 2005 is currently its Vice Chairman for Asia and a member of its Investment Committee. He is also former Chairman and currently Ambassador of the Singapore Venture Capital & Private Equity Association. Dr. Chi also sits on board of SEEDS Capital (Investment arm of Enterprise Singapore) and on the advisory panels of the Monetary Authority of Singapore, A*ccelerate, the commercialization arm of A*Star and the National University of Singapore Department of Industrial Systems Engineering and Management.

Dr. Chi heads Vickers Venture’s investments in Asia and has investments in artificial intelligence, blockchain technology, education, healthcare/wellness and financial services (including fintech) technology companies.

Dr Chi’s wealth of experience include investment banking (Partner at Pegasus Capital), strategy consulting (senior consultant at Monitor Delloitte) and operations (Managing Director of Spandeck Engineering SEA).

Dr. Chi is a CFA Charter holder and graduated from Cambridge University with 1st Class Honours in Engineering. He earned his PhD from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in organizational knowledge and information technology.