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.
Regional Chief Executive Officer of Asia Pacific, Allianz SE
Anusha was previously Allianz’s Regional Chief Executive Officer, Life & Health for Asia Pacific, where she was responsible for the profit and loss and functional development of Allianz’s Life & Health business in Asia.
Prior to joining Allianz Asia Pacific in December 2019, Anusha held the position of Chief Executive Officer at AIA Bhd. In addition to its three main business lines – Agency, Partnership Distribution and Corporate Solutions, Anusha oversaw AIA Malaysia’s Takaful, General Insurance, Pension and Asset Management, and Health Services units.
Anusha was also the first female President of the Life Insurance Association of Malaysia, Chairperson of the Malaysian Insurance Institute as well as the first female CEO in the AIA Group when she was appointed to head AIA Malaysia in June 2015.
Executive Chairman, Asia Pacific, Aon
From 2014 to 2018, he also oversaw Aon’s Industry and Specialty Practice Groups as the Global Head, Specialty.
Sandeep came to Aon 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 earned his Bachelor’s degree in Engineering (India) followed by a Master of Business Administration (US).
General Manager, Bank of China Singapore Branch
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.
Managing Director, Regional Head of South East Asian Business for BlackRock and Country Head of BlackRock Singapore
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 on the investment committee of the LKY fund for Bilingualism. She is a Board member of the Singapore Land Transport Authority and sits on the Advisory Board for the Sim Kee Boon Institute for Financial Economics at the Singapore Management University.
Senior Managing Director, Blackstone Group and Chairman, Blackstone Singapore Pte Ltd
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.
ASEAN Head and Citi Country Officer, Singapore
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.
Chief Executive Officer and Director of DBS Group
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 Vice-Chairman of the Institute of International Finance, Washington. In addition, he is a member of the Singapore’s Advisory Council on the Ethical Use of AI and Data, the Bretton Woods Committee - Advisory Council, and the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) Executive Committee. 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”. In 2020, he was awarded the Public Service Star by the President of Singapore for his meritorious services to the nation. He was named Global Indian of the Year by the Economic Times in 2021, Singapore Business Awards' Outstanding Chief Executive of the Year in 2016, and Singapore Business Leader of the Year by CNBC in 2014. In his personal capacity, he takes a keen interest in nature, and is a Co-Chairman of the BirdLife International Advisory Group.
Head of Corporate Bank for APAC, Head of Fixed Income and Currencies for APAC, and Chief Country Officer for Singapore, Deutsche Bank AG
David Lynne is Head of Corporate Bank and Fixed Income and Currencies for APAC and 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.
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. David has over 31 years of experience in the banking industry.
He is currently the 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.
Chief Executive Officer, Fullerton Fund Management
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.
Managing Director, Head of India and Southeast Asia, General Atlantic
Before joining General Atlantic in 2012, Sandeep served as a Partner and Co-Head of India for Apax, leading investments in the healthcare, financial and business services and retail and consumer sectors. Earlier in his career, he was Global Marketing Manager at Medtronic Inc., a scientist at Mayo Clinic, and a management consultant with McKinsey & Company. He is also the Co-Founder of InfraScan Inc., a medical device business focused on detecting bleeding inside the brain using a handheld device. Sandeep was selected as a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum and has served on the Global Agenda Council of New Order of Economic Thinking.
Sandeep holds a BTech in Instrumentation Engineering from the University of Mumbai, an M.S. in Biomedical Engineering from the Medical College of Virginia and an M.B.A. in Finance from The Wharton School of Business, University of Pennsylvania.
Chief Executive Officer, Goldman Sachs Singapore, Head of Asia Pacifc Ex-Japan (APEJ), Fixed Income, Currencies and Commodities (FICC) Sales
Prior to joining the firm, E.G.was a Senior Managing Director in the High Yield and Distressed Group at Bear Stearns in New York.
E.G. 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.
E.G. earned a BA in Politics from Princeton University.
General Manager, Industrial and Commercial Bank of China, Singapore Branch
Ms Hu Fang graduated with a Master’s degree in Finance and Investment from The University of Edinburgh in UK.
Managing Director, Senior Country Officer, Singapore, JPMorgan Chase
Edmund obtained a Bachelor of Economics degree from the University of California at Los Angeles.
Country Head of Singapore, MUFG Bank
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.
This is Mr Kitamura’s second posting to Singapore. During his five years of tenure in Singapore from 2011 to 2016, he was first the Chief Manager with the Asian Human Resources Office and two years later, transferred to head the Corporate Banking Department 2 at the Singapore Branch. He returned to Tokyo in 2016 to take on a couple of senior appointments, including as the General Manager of Collaboration Strategy Office and in 2018, as Head of Planning Division of the Japanese Corporate & Investment Banking Business. During his term there, he developed and led MUFG’s strategies to enhance business relationships with the Japanese large and multinational corporations globally.
Head of Singapore, Norton Rose Fulbright (Asia) LLP
Through his 30-year career, Yu-En has advised on many of South East Asia’s landmark banking and finance deals. He is renowned for his work on award-winning and market-first structured finance deals in the region.
Yu-En has extensive international legal experience, having spent over two decades practicing in the London, Hong Kong and Singapore offices of Norton Rose Fulbright. He was previously a lawyer in one of Singapore’s largest national law firms.
Yu-En is the recipient of multiple awards and accolades from leading publications including Euromoney, Law.com’s Asian Lawyer, Global Trade Review and Trade Finance Magazine. He was awarded Finance Lawyer of the Year, Asia, at the Asia Legal Awards 2018.
He is consistently recognised as a leading lawyer by clients in leading legal directories, including Chambers Asia Pacific, Legal 500 Asia Pacific and IFLR. Clients have described him as a “an incredibly steady pair of hands, solution-focused and backed by huge experience in the market” and “the first person to call for a highly complex transaction involving multiple jurisdictions.”
Qualified in Singapore, Hong Kong and England & Wales, Yu-En is also a Fellow at the Singapore Institute of Arbitrators. He is a member of Monetary Authority of Singapore’s Green Finance Industry Taskforce and active with the Community Justice Centre, a legal and social charity. He sits as a panel assessor for the COVID-19 (Temporary Measures) Act 2020, assisting on determinations relating to the (non-) performance of contracts due to the pandemic.
Group Chief Executive Officer, Oversea-Chinese Banking Corporation Ltd
Before returning to OCBC Bank, Helen spent 27 years at HSBC, where her last role was as its Chief Executive for Greater China, which she was appointed to in 2015. She became the President and CEO of HSBC China based in Shanghai in 2010, and was promoted to be Group General Manager in 2011 to recognise her responsibility for the business operations and strategic expansion in China.
She also held non-executive directorships at Baoshan Iron & Steel from 2012 to 2015, and at Bank of Communications from 2016 to 2019. Helen holds a Bachelor of Social Sciences from the University of Hong Kong.
Chairman of Asia, Partners Group
Co-Chief Executive Offier, Ping An Group
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.
With a career in the financial industry that spans three decades, 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. From 1995 to 2012, Mr Loh was with Deutsche Bank AG, where he held various leadership roles including Head 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.
Mr Loh holds a Bachelor of Engineering degree from the National University of Singapore.
Cluster CEO, Singapore and ASEAN Markets (Malaysia, Vietnam, Thailand and Rep Offices), Standard Chartered Bank
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.
Dilhan Pillay Sandrasegara
Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer, Temasek International
Dilhan serves on the boards of the National Research Foundation in Singapore, Enterprise Singapore and the Peterson Institute for International Economics. He is also a member of the Future Economy Council, 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.
Wong Kee Joo
Chief Executive Officer, The Hongkong, Shanghai Banking Corporation Ltd Singapore
Prior to being CEO of Singapore, Kee Joo was HSBC’s Regional Head of Global Liquidity and Cash Management for the Asia Pacific region – a role he has held since January, 2015. In this role, Kee Joo led HSBC’s delivery of integrated cash management solutions to a multitude of clients across the region including multinational corporations, mid-market enterprises, small businesses and financial institutions.
From 2009-2015, Kee Joo was Head of Global Liquidity and Cash Management for China and, prior to that, Thailand. In both markets, he was responsible for leading the execution of HSBC’s growth, investment and emerging markets strategy, while leveraging on his strong client orientation and leadership credentials.
Tan Chin Hwee
APAC Chief Executive Officer, Trafigura Pte Ltd
In May 2020, Chin Hwee was appointed to join the Emerging Stronger Taskforce set up by the Future Economy Council. The government-led taskforce of industry representatives are reviewing how Singapore can build new sources of dynamism and stay economically resilient in a post-COVID-19 world. Chin Hwee is also a board and advisory member of a number of organisations 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.
President, UBS Asia Pacific of UBS Group AG and UBS AG
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 and Chief Executive Officer, United Overseas Bank Ltd
Active in industry development, Mr Wee is the Chairman of The Association of Banks in Singapore, and the Vice-Chairman of the Institute of Baning & Finance. He is a member of the Indonesia-Singapore Business Council and Board of Governors of the Singapore-China Foundation, as well as 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.
Vice Chairman - Asia, Vickers Venture Partners
Dr. Chi heads Vickers Venture’s investments in Asia, which 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.