What Does Responsible Banking Mean for the Education, Training and Development of Bankers?

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What Does Responsible Banking Mean for the Education, Training and Development of Bankers?


23 Sep 2021 @ 3:00 pm (+8 GMT) | Venue: Zoom
What Does Responsible Banking Mean for the Education, Training and Development of Bankers?

Signatories to the UN Principles for Responsible Banking commit to aligning their business with — and achieving — ambitious targets that contribute to global and national sustainability goals. What are the implications of responsible banking in general, and the UN Principles for Responsible Banking in particular, for the education, training and development of bankers?

What Does Responsible Banking Mean for the Education, Training and Development of Bankers?

Issues that will be discussed by the panel include:

  • the implications of “responsible banking” in general — and the Principles in particular — for the education, training and development of bankers
  • the importance of understanding the UN Principles for Responsible Banking so that they can be embedded into organisations, and
  • how responsible banking will become part of the future learning curriculum for bankers.

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Speakers' Profiles

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Simon Thompson

Chief Executive

Chartered Banker Institute, UK

Keynote Speaker & Panellist
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Simon Thompson

Chief Executive

Chartered Banker Institute, UK

Simon leads our work to shape and implement professional standards and professional development for bankers. Simon Thompson was appointed as our Chief Executive in 2007. In 2011, Simon led the establishment of the Chartered Banker Professional Standards Board (CB:PSB). He is a Board member of the CB:PSB and chairs the CB:PSB’s Professional Standards Committee.

Before joining us, Simon was responsible for managing the International Accounting Education Standards Board (IAESB), developing ethics and education standards for accountants. He previously worked for the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA), establishing ACCA in 25 countries in Central & Eastern Europe, and leading a number of EU and other donor-funded accounting education and reform programmes.

Simon holds a BA (Politics and Economics) from the University of Newcastle-upon-Tyne, and an MBA from the University of Edinburgh. He is one of our Fellows (FCIBS), and a Chartered member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (MCIPD).

Simon chairs the Global Education Standards Committee recently established by a group of leading international banking institutes, and is a lay member of the General Teaching Council for Scotland. He is a former Vice President of the European Bank Training Network.

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Dr Hank Huang

President

Taiwan Academy of Banking and Finance

Panellist
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Dr Hank Huang

President

Taiwan Academy of Banking and Finance

Dr Hank Huang received his PhD in Urban and Regional Planning from National Taipei University in 2001. He led the BOT Research Center at the Taiwan Economic Research Institute (TIER) from 2003 to 2008, serving as project leader for several projects. He designed a nationwide procurement mechanism for private participation in wastewater treatment systems, created cash flow management methods for local governments, and also designed a development approach for regional target industries.

Later, he was appointed Director of the Finance Department of the Yilan County Government, located in the Northeast of Taiwan. Yilan faced a serious deficit at the time, in 2011. Dr Huang reversed the decay in public finances and achieved the first surplus in two decades.

Dr Huang joined the Taiwan Academy of Banking and Finance (TABF) as Vice President in 2016, and subsequently became President in 2017, not only creating new revenue sources, but also shaping new thinking at the 40-year-old institution. He introduced courses on FinTech, Leadership, and Risk Management, enlarged the scope of online training, and improved the certification process. His ambition is to internationalise the organisation in line with the growing needs of the Taiwanese financial services sector.

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Datuk Nora Manaf

Group Chief Human Capital Officer, Maybank

Chairman, AICB’s Human Resource Networking Group

Panellist
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Datuk Nora Manaf

Group Chief Human Capital Officer, Maybank

Chairman, AICB’s Human Resource Networking Group

In addition to Datuk Nora Manaf's role as the Group Chief Human Capital Officer and member of the Group EXCO of Maybank, Datuk Nora chairs several national-level committees and holds several Board memberships. Datuk Nora's Board memberships include the Board of Etiqa General Insurance Berhad and MBB Labs Private Limited, Bangalore.

Datuk Nora is actively engaged in the country's Financial Institutions, Employers' and Education circles via the leadership roles she holds. In 2018, Datuk Nora was appointed to the Malaysian Human Resource Minister's Advisory Group. She is also Chairman of the Malayan Commercial Banks' Association, Chairman of the Banking Sector HR Networking Group (HRNG), Council Member of Malaysian Employers Federation (MEF), a member of the National Labour Advisory Committee (NLAC), and an Advisory Council Member of Yayasan Peneraju Pendidikan Bumiputera as well as for the University-Industry Advisory Council Universiti Utara Malaysia. Datuk Nora was recognised as a Global Top 50 Human Resource Professional and was appointed into Talent Compact 4.0, an Industry Talent Advisory Panel of Talent Corporation Malaysia Berhad.

Datuk Nora is also a Member of the Board of Examiners for the Asia Institute of Chartered Bankers (AICB), Member of the Asia Pacific Industry Advisory Panel for the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) and a Qualified Person for Training (QPRT) for the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW).

In February 2020, Datuk Nora was conferred the Chartered Banker (CB) by the Chartered Banker Institute (CBI) headquartered in Edinburgh, Scotland. She is also an Adjunct Professor appointed by the College of Business, Universiti Utara Malaysia (UUM) since 2015. In July 2019, Datuk Nora was also appointed into the Board of Advisors for UUM's undergraduate programme for Bachelor of Applied Linguistics and Business Administration with Honours.

Datuk Nora is active in her quest to make a difference to empower women. She is the Executive Sponsor for Maybank's Women Mentor Women Council established in 2013, as well as a Mentor for the ICAEW-TalentCorp Women in Leadership Programme. In 2016, Datuk Nora was awarded the "Beacon of Light" award at the National Women in Leadership Summit organised by the Asian Strategy & Leadership Institute (ASLI) in partnership with the Ministry of Women, Family and Community Development. Datuk Nora also spoke at the Women in Leadership seminar at Oxford University in 2016.

Datuk Nora is a qualified Chartered Accountant and is registered with the Malaysian Institute of Accountants (MIA). Datuk Nora also holds a post-grad certification in Human Resource Development from Cornell University and is a certified Gallup Strengths finder Coach Level II. She is also a graduate of the Advanced Management Program from Harvard Business School.

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Chris Whitehead

Chief Executive Officer

Financial Services Institute of Australasia

Panellist
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Chris Whitehead

Chief Executive Officer

Financial Services Institute of Australasia

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. He is also a Chartered Banker.

Commencing his career in IT, Chris maintains a keen interest in the ongoing impact of technology on financial services.

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Philip Kam

General Manager

Hong Kong Institute of Bankers

Panellist
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Philip Kam

General Manager

Hong Kong Institute of Bankers

Mr Philip Kam was appointed General Manager for Institute Development of the Hong Kong Institute of Bankers (HKIB) in October 2018. He leads the marketing, events/initiatives, finance, operations, IT and admin functions of the HKIB in promoting talent development in the banking industry in HK and the greater China region.

Prior to joining the HKIB, he served as Managing Director, Chief Operating Officer for HSBC Global Banking ASP from August 2002 to September 2017. He was responsible for helping the business manage its risk and governance over 18 countries across Asia Pacific. At HSBC, Mr Kam had also been supporting the Capital Markets and Global Markets (primary and secondary markets) product lines, within the Global Banking and Markets business. He was designated a Climate Champion and Sustainability Leader for HSBC.

With over 25 years in corporate and investment banking, in North America and Asia, Mr Kam brings a wealth of business management experience and product knowledge to the table. Mr Kam holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Toronto and is a Chartered Accountant (Hons) from the Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants.

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Jennifer Prew

Head of Professional Development

Chartered Banker Institute, UK

Chair
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Jennifer Prew

Head of Professional Development

Chartered Banker Institute, UK

Jennifer develops strategic qualification and accreditation solutions, both in the UK and overseas, to support professional development in banks and financial services organisations.

Having worked in banking for over 20 years prior to joining us in 2009, Jennifer takes a very hands-on and practical approach to her role, viewing situations from a customer, employee and employer perspective, to deliver the best possible outcomes for all. Responsible for the recent development of tailored routes to qualifications across a variety banks, often involving the accreditation of internal bank learning programmes, increasing professionalism in banking is core to all her activities.

Having been a Chartered Banker for many years, and more recently awarded a Fellowship, she is proud to have been one of the very first to attain the Chartered Banker MBA qualification.

Outside of work, Jennifer enjoys spending as much time as possible with her family and dogs.