Dr. Nguyen Quoc Hung has more than 35 years of experience in the Vietnamese banking industry and holds a PhD in Economics. He is a former General Director of Department of Credit for Economic Sectors as State Bank of Vietnam (SBV) and held many senior management positions in different banking and financial institutions of Vietnam. Dr. Nguyen Quoc Hung has been appointed as Secretary General of Vietnam Banks’ Association for Term VII as at 10 December 2020.
As CEO of Mox, Barbaros is driving to bring a new banking experience to Hong Kong. His extensive international banking experience guides the bank as it empowers the peope of Hong Kong to grow and unlock possibilities through digital and ersonalized banking. Barbaros is a proven leader with over 24 years of banking experience, spanning business management and strategy, marketing, product development, and digital transformation. He joins Mox with a solid international track record in leading digital banks towards sustainable profitability.
Before joining Mox, Barbaros held senior leadership positions at ING Bank Austria, ING Bank Turkey, and Garanti Bank BBVA, where he led their respective digital initiatives. As the CEO of ING Bank Austria, he transformed the bank from one focused on savings, into a full-service digital bank. At ING Bank Turkey, he transformed and digitalised the retail business and grew its profit base. He further established a full-service digital bank at Garanti Bank BBVA to expand its customer base exponentially.
Gunneet Singh is a retail banking business head with over 20 years of experience in diverse economies spanning the Middle East, Southeast Asia and Asia Pacific regions. He has developed a strategic roadmap throughout his career and implemented short and long-term strategies to achieve business growth and economic progress. He joined Vietnam Prosperity Joint Stock Commercial Bank (VPBank) in July 2013 as head of consumer lending. In 2015 he was the head of cards business. In 2020 he held the position head of products, payments, and customer engagement at Ubank, a new digital bank powered by FECredit and VPBank. He was the head of direct sales and marketing at Vietnam Maritime Commercial Joint Stock Bank (MSB) and business head of consumer cards in American Express Banking Corporation (AMEX).
Bryan Carroll has extensive banking and digital experience in Europe, Russia, Middle East, US and Asia. He held senior roles at Rabobank International, Alfa-Bank Russia, Bank of Ireland, Royal Bank of Scotland, MSB Bank Vietnam, First Abu Dhabi Bank, and Ernst & Young, among others. He began his digital career in 1994 and over the years has received industry recognition for the expansion of digital only banking, digital transformation, data science, digital marketing, infosec, and enterprise architecture. He has helped co-found three fintechs and currently sits on the board of two fintech firms, namely Xtremepush, based in Ireland, and adprov.io based in the US.
Nguyen Ngoc Nhu Uyen is the executive vice president of Asia Commercial Bank (ACB). She is in charge of digital banking and data analytics as well as investment and investor relations. She joined ACB in April 2015 as investment director and was appointed executive vice president in January 2018. She also serves as board member of ACB Securities Company (ACBS) and chairs ACBS' investment committee. Uyen has over 20 years of experience in investment and banking. She started her career in 2001 as business consultancy specialist at Arthur Andersen, which later merged with KPMG Vietnam. In 2004, she moved into private equity and held management positions at Mekong Capital (2004-2006) and Dragon Capital (2008-2014).
Kanishk Upadhyay has 18 years of experience successfully managing retail banks, strategy, and digital transformation, including new business launches and restructuring across ASEAN, and South Asia. He has been leading the digital and payments transformation for banks, driving multiple large implementations through agile at scale, working with fintech partners and vendors. He is adept at conceptualisation and leading the creation of neo digital bank (BaaS), bringing together diverse industry leaders and technology partners to create a winning offering.
Mr. Diep is the co-founder of MoMo. He has 27 years of experience in technology and financial services. He is also a key member of MoMo's leadership team. Diep is responsible for government relation, legal and business development. He is also Vice Chairman of Vietnam Association of Information Security - HCMC (VNISA); member of standing committee – Vietnam Software Association (VINASA); and member of standing committee – Vietnam eCommerce Association (VECOM).
Kalidas Ghose is currently CEO of FE Credit, the largest consumer finance company in Vietnam, and a subsidiary of Vietnam Prosperity Joint Stock Commercial Bank (VP Bank). It is also the largest and fastest growing consumer finance company in the ASEAN region. FE Credit has served more than 10 million customers to achieve 53% market share, with over $2.7 billion in receivables and $1 billion in annual revenues. It is also the number 1 issuer of credit cards in Vietnam and among the biggest in the region with more than 1.7 million cards issued so far.
Kalidas is a retail banking and consumer finance veteran with more than 25 years of experience in global financial institutions across multiple countries. He joined VP Bank as head of consumer finance division in April 2011. He concurrently managed the retail banking division from 2012 to May 2015. He led both businesses through historic transformation projects, spun off the consumer finance unit into an independent finance company (FE Credit), and scaled new heights to build a significantly large and profitable customer franchise.
Since the initial inception of the consumer finance unit within VP Bank, Kalidas has led the journey to build one of the largest consumer finance businesses in ASEAN by developing a comprehensive product suite and the biggest distribution network supported by a best-in-class risk management framework and cutting edge technologies. He is strongly reputed for building a highly motivated management team of world-class leaders from around the world that delivered business results in one of the fastest growing markets in the world.
Swapnil is the Regional Lead for Infinity Business Development at Temenos. He has over 15 years of experience in Digital Banking and Payments. He was formerly Head of Digital Banking and Payments of Maybank in Cambodia, where he launched award winning mobile apps for the bank.
Colin has worked across financial services, consulting and vendor management in Asia and Europe. His role in VCB is to drive the transformation of the business to leverage digital and data ‘leap-frogging’ the traditional evolution, and positioning the bank to exploit new digital and data business models alongside the traditional banking capability.
Prior to this, Colin has worked across several transformations in different Asian markets with a mandate to revamp the technology and operations capability, while driving through a transformation agenda. These included roles within a major consultancy as well as in the ‘C’ Suite, leveraging technology to exploit the new market capability. He was the CTO and Head of Operations of Siam Commercial Bank (SCB). Colin created new technology capability to provide advanced digital and data services, coupled with an increase in stability of the core technology capability. This journey entailed a leapfrog in technol-ogy architecture using core components such as data and orchestration API building out the decoupling layer and deploy-ment of micro services to increase speed and agility into the delivery. Incorporated in the migration is the move from tradi-tional to agile delivery with customer centric design thinking, ‘tagging’ this as assembly architecture in reducing time and cost to market. The journey into cloud computing progressed to provide scalability and more adaptable solutions for im-proved business agility. Additionally, disruptive technologies were exploited such as blockchain to provide the first live in-ternational remittance in Asia, second worldwide.
Previously, Colin was Group Executive for ANZ assigned with overall delivery responsibility to build a new wholly-owned ANZ subsidiary bank ANZ Thai in 9 months. This encompassed all aspects of the business and technical design, as well as property and resourcing with the final regulatory approval. Other roles in ANZ included strategic planning and solution de-livery, design and build of a regional-based retail and corporate banking model.
Colin has worked in Asia for 29 years, with various roles such as Managing Director of Fidelity Information Systems and Head of IT Strategy of Standard Chartered. Early in his career, he worked at HSBC (Midland Bank) in the UK covering tech-nical and business roles.
Jonas Eichhorst is Director and Chief Financial Officer (CFO) at Timo, Vietnam’s leading digital bank. He first joined the board in 2020 and became CFO in the summer of 2021. He also currently serves as Chairman of Bykea, Pakistan’s largest online mobility and commerce company. Over the past 15 years, Jonas has actively been involved in a number of board and executive roles in investing and building technology businesses in various countries in Asia including Singapore, Vietnam, India, Pakistan and others. He started his career with Lufthansa in Germany.
Dien Van Chien is Deputy CEO and Head of Retail Banking at TPBank. He is a retail banking and marketing expert with over 18 years of experience. He joined TPBank in 2013 as head of retail banking. TPBank has consistently pursued a digitalisation strategy for nearly 10 years. TPBank has implemented comprehensive and in-depth digital transformation across all operations, including internal operations to customer communication, and platform technology to risk management. Possessing a solid foundation and the right strategy, TPBank has made a breakthrough development with very impressive business results.
Ms. Pham Chau Loan is currently Deputy Head of Digital Channel and Partnership Development Department at Vietcombank. She has 18 years of experience in banking and finance sector. She has participated in a number of big and fundamental projects to transform the bank's technology platform and system such as core banking upgrade project, digital platform development and transformation projects for individual as well as institutional customers.
Augustine Wong Kok Seng has a wealth of experience in information technology in both applications and infrastructure spanning some more than 30 years in the banking and retail industry. In 2014, he was vice president global technology services at DFS. He has worked for some of Asia’s leading banks and organisations, namely Standard Chartered Bank, DBS Bank (Singapore), and IBM. In 2019, he was appointed chief information officer of Vietnam Prosperity Bank (VPBank). He leads efforts to develop a comprehensive digital transformation strategy and architectural roadmap for the bank. He is focused on guiding VPBank to achieve its digitalisation goals. Under his leadership, VPBank enhanced its system capabilities, stability, and security in the last two years. This set a strong core foundation platform to onboard a number of key digital initiatives including open banking API, e-wallets, digital customer journey experience (for retail and corporate customers), digital cards, and new mobile app VPO for customers, to name a few.
Pham Duc An was elected chairman of the Vietnam Banks Association (VNBA) at the 7th Vietnam Banks Association Conference in December 2020. An has more than 25 years of extensive experience in the banking sector. He held key positions in different banks in Vietnam. He started his banking career in 1994 as an officer in the legal department of Bank for Investment and Development of Vietnam (BIDV). He worked 20 years at BIDV and served in diverse senior management positions such as chief of legal department, director in BIDV branch, and deputy chief executive officer in 2011 until mid-2014. He was also appointed as the general director of the Vietnam-Russian Joint Venture Bank in 2012. In mid-2014, An was appointed vice chairman of the board of directors of Agribank, the position he held until end of 2018. He is currently chairman of the board of directors of Agribank. An held the position of director general of the State Bank of Vietnam (central bank of Vietnam) from early 2019 until he was appointed chairman of Agribank.
Hu Jie has been invited to share his view on the impact of digital currency on cross-border trade and the foreign exchange market. He is currently the professor of practice at the Shanghai Advanced Institute of Finance (SAIF). His research interests coverfintech, financial institutions and financial markets. He is leading a project on the application of blockchain technology on supply chain finance. Professor Hu formerly worked at the US Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta as a senior financial economist, responsible for research into finance and economics as well as monetary policy analysis and recommendations. Thereafter, he worked in senior management roles in various FIs and technology companies, including Bankers Trust (Hong Kong), BankBoston, Precom and f Xunlei.
Robert Koopman has been invited to give the keynote speech on the international trade and global economic outlook as well as the realignment of globalisation in a post-pandemic world. He is the chief economist and director of the economic research and statistics division at the World Trade Organization. In this post, he provides the secretariat and member countries with analysis and information to deeply understand trade and trade policy's role in economic growth and development.Prior to this, Koopman served as the chief operating officer of the United States International Trade Commission (USITC), overseeing the Commission’s trade policy research and negotiation assistance to the President, the US Trade Representative and Congress.
Cliff Wu has been invited to speak on how artificial intelligence can drive the financial services industry and would it become a new normal. He is the CEO of Souxinda Holdings Limited (Souxinda). With over 20 years of experience in big data management and applications, he leads the team to help customers create higher value from massive data. Prior to joining Suoxinda in 2019, Wu served as head of Greater China for three global technology companies, including SAS, FICO and Teradata.
Yao Huiya has been invited to speak on how to build an open financial system with blockchain. He is currently the head of fintech innovation at WeBank and deputy secretary general of Financial Blockchain Shenzhen Consortium (FISCO).Yao is a veteran of fintech and digital banking, with extensive experience in banking transformation following a proliferation of newdigital technologies.Prior to joining WeBank, he held senior positions at a number of financial institutions, including the head of channels and cards technology at Citibank China, the head of technology and operation service management at UOB China as well as the deputy general manager and director of operation and technology at a financial holding group.
Harley Seyedin has been invited to speak on cross-border trade, investment and supply chains in a post-pandemic world and how the world will work together to tackle the challenges. As thepresident of American Chamber of Commerce in South China,he has led the growth of the Chamber from 211 members to over 2,300. Seyedin is also the president of Allelon Energy Partners.Prior to this position, hewas thepresident of Sithe Global Pacific and served as vice chairman for US-China economic and trade policy of the Asia Pacific Council of American Chambers of Commerce.
Tu Guangshao has been invited to give the keynote speech on the comprehensively deepening reform of the Chinese financialsector for an open global economy. He is currently the executive director of Shanghai Advanced Institute of Finance and the adjunct professor at Shanghai Jiao Tong University. Prior to this,professor Tu has served successively as the deputy director of the national financial market's quotation and trading information system centre of People's Bank of China, general manager of Shanghai Stock Exchange, secretary general and vice chairman of China Securities Regulatory Commission, vice mayor and executive vice mayor of Shanghaiand vice chairman and general manager of China Investment Corporation.
Qamar Saleem has been invited to share his perspectives on how fintech can become a driving force to solve SMEs’ financing problems.In his current role, Saleem heads IFC’s Financial Institutions Group’s advisory services business, spanning across nearly 40 countries, covering over 200 financial sector clients and providing technical support across 10 thematic areas. He is also a micro, small and medium enterprises (MSME) banking and supply chain finance (SCF) expert and has played leadership roles in driving up these businesses for financial institutions globally. Qamar has over 27 years of experience in diverse commercial banking and business transformation initiatives globally. Prior to joining IFC, he was associated with international organizations like HSBC, Standard Chartered Bank and Deutsche Bank.
Yang Yanqing is the deputy editor-in-chief of China Business News, managing director of Yicai Think Tank and host and commentator at Yicai TV. For decades, she has been writing in columns as well as hosting in-depth programmesand interviews with top global statesmen, economists, policy makers and business leaders.As a media leader, she attends and moderates sessions in prominent global and domestic events, including the World Economic Forum, International Monetary Fund annual meetings, Lujiazui Forum, China Development Forum and Boao Forum among others.She also leads research projects, including the China Financial Risk & Stability Report,China’s Financial Cycle,Regulation on Fintech and Digital Currency, Impact of COVID-19 on global and China’s economy and financial marketsand many others.
Hu Qinghua has been invited to share his view on how to manage risk for the healthy development of financial institutions. He is currently the executive vice president and chief risk officer of China Minsheng Bank.Hehas been with the bankfor over 20 yearsand has successively served as the vice president of Nanjing Branch and Fuzhou Branchas well as the president of Chengdu Branch, Nanjing Branch, Shanghai Branch and Shanghai Pilot Free Trade Zone Branch. Prior to joining China Minsheng Bank, he workedat Jiangsu Branch of the People’s Bank of China and Huaxia Bank.
Xin Zhiyunhas been invited to share his view on the identification,control and management of risks in fintech. He is currently the chief risk officer and chief information officer at GF Securities. Prior to joining the securities company, Xin wasaboard memberat Essence Capital. He was also the vice president, chief risk officer, chief compliance officer and head of finance at Essence Securities. He successively served various posts at China Securities Regulatory Commission, including the deputy director of the information centreas well as deputy director of the general office and the director of the audit office of the institutional supervision department.
Edmond Lau has been invited to give a keynote speech onthe Hong Kong Monetary Authority’s (HKMA) effort in stabilising the market since the outbreak of COVID-19 and the consistent support to the development of fintech. He is currently responsible for the external affairs, financial infrastructure and research at HKMA. He joined the organisation in 1997 as the head of the banking development division and has been involved in banking reform and the establishment of thedeposit protection scheme. He servedas the administrative assistant to the chief executive of HKMA after aone-year secondment to the Financial Services and the Treasury Bureau. Later, he was promoted toexecutive director in charge of strategy, risk and monetary management. He has also been the chief executive of HKMC Annuity.
Zhou Zhihan has been invited to share his view on the critical importance of supply chain financing to SME expansion. He is currently the general manager and leading founder of Kaixin Financial. Zhou also serves as the vice chairperson of the Jiangsu Internet Finance Association and theexecutive director of the Internet Society of Jiangsu Province. Prior to this, hewas the director of the planning and development department of Jiangsu Branch of China Development Bank. He has been engaged in innovation in small and micro financial services for a long period of time and has published more than 10 research papers in top academic journals,including China Finance and China Industrial Economics.
Jay Xiao has been invited to share his view on how fintech is transforming consumer behaviour and consumption patterns. He is the founder, chairman and CEO of LexinFintech,anonline consumption and consumer finance platform for educated young professionals in China. Xiao has accumulated over 10 years of experience in the online finance industry. Prior to founding LexinFintech, he served as the director of the infrastructure platform department at Tenpay, an online payment platform owned by Tencent, and was responsible for product development and operations.
Chris Georgiou is a senior research analyst and theeditor of Wealth and Society, a programme of The Asian Banker that covers the high net worth wealth management and impact investment sector. In this role, he engages with the most impactful leaders across Asia, the Middle East, Africa and Europe, who are investing their time and wealth to make this planet and society more sustainable and equitable. Prior to this, Georgiou gaineda deep understanding of China through his research on UK-China cooperation for a UK political party, business development for a Chinese start-up in London, and writing for a Chinese media publisher in Beijing.
Hugh Zeng recently joined The Asian Banker as a researcher manager, where he covers risk management and China related research. Prior to joining the company’s China office, he worked at Lufax and American Express (AMEX) where he was involved infintech and digital transformation initiatives. Zeng started his career in wealth management and custody at HSBC. He then served as an investment operations officer at OCBC Bank, where he gained exposure to operations and technology, productand project management in the areas of qualified foreign institutional investor (QFII), qualified domestic institutional investor(QDII) and wealth management. He was instrumental in helping OCBC build its QDII platform in 2011.