The Future of Banking: Overcoming the Impacts of COVID-19

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The Future of Banking: Overcoming the Impacts of COVID-19


14 May 2020 @ 3:00 pm (+8 GMT)

Today, we face economic upheaval potentially more severe than during the global financial crisis. Never before have modern economies shut down at such a rapid pace — the coronavirus pandemic is a different kind of shock.

Pressure on global banking systems is growing and higher defaults on debt are imminent. As the outbreak continues, banks will see covenant breaches, sharp increases in provisions, and falling investment demand. All on top of the pre-existing commercial challenges for banks brought about by low interest rates.

This webcast will look at how banks and bankers are working in partnership with the Government, regulators, business, and society — on an international scale — to respond to this unprecedented situation.

It will also discuss what leadership strategies and support banks and their leaders are taking to support their organisation, people, and businesses during and after the crisis.

How can banks and their leaders work together globally to support people and businesses after the crisis?

Join us for our second international webinar in collaboration with the Chartered Banker Institute (CBI), UK and the Financial Services Institute of Australasia (FINSIA).

To register and secure your participation, please click on the button below.

Speaker's Profile

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Chris Whitehead

Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director

Financial Services Institute of Australasia (FINSIA)

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Chris Whitehead

Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director

Financial Services Institute of Australasia (FINSIA)

Chris was appointed FINSIA CEO in September 2016. He has been associated with the Australasian financial services industry for nearly 30 years. Previously, he was CEO of CUA, Australia’s largest customer-owned financial institution, Regional Director, Bank of Scotland and CEO, BankWest Retail Bank. He has extensive experience as a non-executive director including in the payments, wealth management and insurance sectors. Commencing his career in IT, Chris maintains a keen interest in the ongoing impact of technology on financial services.

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Lee Lung Nien, FCB

AICB Council Member; Chief Executive Officer

Citibank Malaysia

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Lee Lung Nien, FCB

AICB Council Member; Chief Executive Officer

Citibank Malaysia

Appointed Citi Country Officer in August 2014, Lung is a veteran Citibanker with over 28 years of experience and had served as the Asia Business Head for Citi’s Anti-Money Laundering (AML) Business, including senior oversight of the Citi regional AML monitoring hub in Kuala Lumpur. His responsibilities there included streamlining of the AML business processes regionally, policy changes, and managing global AML implementations to enhance controls and mitigate AML risk.

He was appointed Chief Operating Officer (COO) for Citi Singapore in 2010. In addition to his role as COO, Lung was also the Singapore Markets Manager, and worked closely with Singapore regulators to coordinate compliance and regulatory processes for Citi Singapore’s dealing room.

In 2007, Lung was the Co-Head of the Corporate Sales & Structuring for Asia Pacific, and was responsible for all foreign exchange, options and derivatives sales to corporate and institutional clients in the region.

He began his career as a credit analyst in the bank and has held various key positions, including Head of Singapore Treasury Marketing, Credit Analyst, Regional eCommerce Head for Asia, and Sales and Trading Head for Malaysia. Lung holds a Bachelor of Business Administration degree, magna cum laude from Chaminade University, USA.

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Uday Sareen

Chief Executive Officer

ING Bank Australia

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Uday Sareen

Chief Executive Officer

ING Bank Australia

Uday Sareen has been the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) at ING Bank Australia, since 1 June 2016. He began his banking career with Citibank in 1994 before joining the ING Group in 2007 in India as Country Head, Retail Banking at ING Vysya Bank. Over the next five years, Uday steered the retail bank turnaround across Deposits, Loans, Business Banking & Wealth management, and drove national expansion with the creation of 120 branches.

In 2012, Uday was appointed Chief Strategy Officer at ING-DiBa in Germany, based out of Frankfurt, where he was responsible for the strategic direction of the bank. He returned to India in April 2014 as Deputy CEO and Head of Wholesale Banking at ING Vysya Bank, based out of Mumbai. Following the merger of ING Vysya Bank with Kotak Mahindra Bank in 2015, Uday was appointed President at Kotak Mahindra Bank, with responsibility for integrating the ING Vysya Retail Banking business into Kotak Mahindra Bank.

Uday holds a Bachelor of Engineering (Hons) degree in Electrical & Electronics and a Master of Science (Hons), Economics from BITS, Pilani, India, along with an MBA from the Faculty of Management Studies, University of Delhi.

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Yuki Yasui

Deputy Head and Asia Pacific Co-ordination Manager

United Nations Environment Programme Finance Initiative (UNEP FI)

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Yuki Yasui

Deputy Head and Asia Pacific Co-ordination Manager

United Nations Environment Programme Finance Initiative (UNEP FI)

Yuki Yasui has been working on sustainable finance for the last 18 years. She moved to the UN Environment Programme’s (UNEP) Asia Pacific Office in 2018 to expand UNEP Finance Initiative (UNEP FI) activities in the region. She works towards the acceleration of the development of financial institutions that integrate sustainability as a value creation driver and which contribute to the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). She is a qualified UK chartered accountant (ACA) and previously worked at PricewaterhouseCoopers in London. She has a BSc from the London School of Economics and a MSc from the University of Oxford.