AICB Banking Conference

China’s Banking Industry: Opportunities for Growth

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Introduction

AICB in collaboration with Tsinghua University, Beijing will be organising the AICB Banking Conference themed “China’s Banking Industry – Opportunities for Growth” on 1 – 2 August 2017 in Kuala Lumpur. The aim of the one and a half-day conference is to provide an engaging platform for industry participants to gain an in-depth understanding of the Chinese banking industry including the opportunities, threats as well as financial policies, reforms and risks.

This will equip participants with the relevant knowledge required in their business decisions for cross-border transactions or expansion plans. Participants will also be able to have interactive dialogues and networking opportunities with leading China experts, business leaders and policy makers on banking issues.

This is part of AICB’s continuous learning and thought leadership development on key issues and trends impacting the Malaysian banking industry.

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DAY 1 – 1 August 2017
8:00 am – 9:00 am Arrival and Registration of Participants
9:00 am – 9:15 am Welcome Remarks by YBhg Tan Sri Azman Hashim, Chairman, Asian Institute of Chartered Bankers
9:15 am – 9:30 am Opening Remarks
9:30 am – 10:15 am Keynote Address 1 – The Changing Chinese Economy and Its Global Impact by Prof Stephen Xu Sitao

  • A timely assessment of China’s latest economic and social policies amidst its own transition and global economic volatility.
  • Key highlights on China’s new driving forces followed by issues, challenges and opportunities it faces domestically as well as its role in the global order as the second largest world economy, particularly in the ASEAN region.
  • A deep outlook on China’s outward FDI for 2017/2018, particularly in relation to the One Belt One Road Initiative, an initiative which expects China’s trade to exceed USD2 trillion in the next decade.
10:15 am – 10:30 am

Coffee Break

10:30 am – 12:00 pm Panel Session 1 – Are China’s Regulatory Reforms Effective in Remaining Competitive in the Global Financial Market

  • This session will comprise leading policy experts who will share their views on China’s ongoing regulatory and financial reforms (such as stock connects, QDII2, onshore bonds market opening, Cross-Border Inter-Bank Payment System etc). Are these measures sufficient and effective in creating the conditions for China to remain competitive in the global financial markets? Discussions will also include the various opportunities, risks and challenges in China’s current financial market commonly faced by foreign banks and investors.
  • Can banks and Fintech co-exist in this new normal and what are China’s banks doing to stay in the game?

Panellists:

  • Luo Ping, Chairman of Supervisory Board, Bank of Kunlun and Visiting Professor of Chinese Academy of Social Science, China
  • James Chang, Partner, China Financial Services Consulting Leader PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC)
  • Michael Dai, Senior Economist, Economics & Strategic Planning Department, Bank of China
  • Tao Jingzhou, Managing Partner, Dechert LLP

Moderator:

  • Chi Lo, Senior Economist for Greater China, BNP Paribas Asset Management, Hong Kong
12:00 pm – 1:30 pm Networking Lunch
1:30 pm – 2:45 pm Panel Session 2 – Insights from Chinese and Foreign Industry Leaders on Doing Business in China

  • China has tremendous growth potential and offers vast opportunities for companies looking to grow their business but obstacles still remain.
  • This session will bring together Chinese and Foreign Industry Leaders who will share their insights and perspectives on what reforms are needed, what are some of the top risks and opportunities as well as business strategies which companies must consider to adapt and operate effectively in the ever changing dynamics of the Chinese market.

Panellists:

  • Peter Fuhrman, Chairman & CEO China First Capital Ltd, Hong Kong
  • Linda Wang, Head of International Bank of Suzhou, China
  • John Y Bian, Head of China Desk HSBC, Malaysia
  • Datuk Alvin Tay. Assistant Chief Executive Officer, Bank of China Malaysia

Moderator:

  • Datuk Yvonne Chia, FCB, Chairman and Independent Non-Executive Director of Standard Chartered Bank Malaysia Berhad
2:45 pm – 3:00 pm Coffee Break
3:00 pm – 4:15 pm A Conversation on the Internationalisation of the Chinese Renminbi and its Impact Globally, and particularly to the ASEAN Region

  • Leading global economists and industry practitioners will share their views on the progress of the internationalization of the RMB as a leading global currency against China’s structural reforms and economic slowdown and its impact on ASEAN. Further, discussions will also centre around whether China’s Cross –border Inter-bank Payment System (CIPS) seek to address many of the existing problems facing cross-border renminbi payments.

Panellists:

  • Grace Ng, Senior Greater China Economist JP Morgan, Hong Kong
  • Ben WP Lam, Head of Greater China FX Trading, HSBC, Hong Kong
  • Chi Lo, Senior Economist for Greater China, BNP Paribas Asset Management, Hong Kong

Moderator:

  • Prof. Stephen Xu Sitao, Chief Economist and Partner Deloitte, China
4:15 pm – 5:30 pm Panel Session 3: Impact of Fintech in Banking, with Special Focus on China and Malaysia

  • FinTech has managed to capitalise on the advancement of technology with such speed and has been able to provide customers financial service options which are simpler, faster and cheaper, particularly in highly profitable areas such as consumer banking.
  • This has resulted in increased competition for banks globally and in China, technology giants Baidu, Alibaba, and Tencent not only have decreased the relevance of traditional banks but are way ahead of western peers Google, Apple, Facebook, and Amazon in non-cash payments. Can banks and Fintech co-exist in this new normal and what China’s banks doing to stay in the game?

Panellists:

  • Ling Kong, Chief Technology Officer, Dianrong
  • David Fong, President FinTech Association of Malaysia
  • Bill Song, Director of International Business of ZhongAn Online P&C Insurance Co., Ltd, Shanghai
  • Ir Sivakumar Ramanathan, Chief Strategy Officer, Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation (MDEC)
  • Muzaffar Othman, Chief Technology Officer, Permodalan Nasional Berhad (PNB)

Moderator:

  • Cliff Sheng, Partner, Oliver Wyman, Hong Kong
5:30 pm End of Day 1

 

DAY 2 – 2 August 2017
8:00 am – 9:00 am Morning Breakfast and Registration of Participants
9:00 am – 9:30 am Keynote Address II: The Future of Malaysia and China Relations by YB Senator Dato’ Lee Chee Leong, Deputy Finance Minister of Malaysia
9:30 am – 10:45 am Panel Session 1: Accessing Financing for SMEs – The China Experience

  • SMEs have been playing a crucial role in China’s impressive economic growth and reform. This session brings together leading China industry experts to discuss the SME landscape in China, its recent trends and development as well as concerns, particularly in the financing of SMEs.

Panellists:

  • Dr Yansong Wang, Chief Operating Oficer and Managing Director, China First Capital Ltd, Hong Kong
  • Lucy Sun Tianlu, Vice Chairman, Shenzhen Outbound Alliance

Moderator:

  • Luo Ping, Chairman of Supervisory Board, Bank of Kunlun and Visiting Professor of Chinese Academy of Social Science, China
10:45 am – 11:00 am Coffee Break
11:00 am – 12:15 pm Panel Session 2: Opportunities, Growth and Challenges for SMEs in Malaysia

  • SMEs are the engine of growth of the nation’s economy making up over 97% of total business establishments and contributing to over 65% of employment in Malaysia (according to SME International Malaysia, 2013). This session brings together banks and companies that have penetrated into China as well as supported Malaysian businesses to share their expertise and views on the current challenges, opportunities and financing facilities available including Islamic Finance for SMEs in Malaysia who want to do business in China.

Panellists:

  • Mustakim bin Mat Nun, Chief Financial Officer, BEWG (M) Sdn Bhd
  • Shahrul Amry, Executive Vice President, New Development & Market Facilitation, Commercial & Development, Bursa Malaysia
  • Dato’ Seri Ibrahim Ahmad, Executive Chairman of Brahims Dewina Group of Companies
  • Mohd Rithaudden Makip, Deputy CEO II, SME Corporation Malaysia

Moderator:

  • Prof Yeah Kim Leng, Professor of Economics at Sunway University Business School
12:15 pm – 1:00 pm Special Talk
1:00 pm – 2:00 pm Networking Lunch
2:00 pm End of Event

 

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Senator Dato' Lee Chee Leong

Deputy Finance Minister, Ministry of Finance, Malaysia


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Yang Berhormat Dato’ Lee Chee Leong is currently the Deputy Finance Minister of Malaysia. Prior to this, Yang Berhormat Dato’ Lee served as Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs from April 2008 to June 2010 and Deputy Home Minister from June 2010 to May 2013.

Linda Wang

Head of Preparatory Group of Singapore Representative Office for Bank of Suzhou


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Ms Linda Wang, Head of Preparatory Group of Singapore Representative Office for Bank of Suzhou, holds a Master’s degree in Global Economics from Peking University. Ms Wang has in total 23 years experience in the banking industry, covering various fields such as International trade and settlements, Enterprise Cross-border RMB investment and financing, Risk Management, Financial Product Innovation, Strategic Transformation and Customer Relationship Management and Marketing. Her previous work experience includes senior management roles for China Minsheng Bank, Ping An Bank and China Guangfa Bank, focusing on banking services and management.

She served as Chief Representative & Senior Officer for China Minsheng Bank (CMBC) and was assigned to the United Commercial Bank (based in San Francisco USA) handling the acquisition of the United Commercial Bank by China Minsheng Bank (CMBC). As General Manager of Trade Finance Department in Ping An Bank since 2010, she developed the whole bank’s products strategic plan in domestic trade and international trade sector, set up marketing/sales target in trade financing, and built up the customer base for the bank in China market. As General Manager of the International Department of Bank of Suzhou, Ms Wang implemented, established and standardised the operating procedure across all business segments.

Michael Dai

Senior Economist, Bank of China (Hong Kong)


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Michael Dai received his BA in Economics from Shanghai International Studies University in 1990, MA in Economics from Kansas State University in 1996. From 1997 to 2001, he worked as an investment analyst for Friedberg Mercantile Group, a hedge fund headquartered in Toronto, Canada. His main responsibility was to formulate investment and portfolio strategies and managed money for clients. In 2001, he joined Bank of China (Hong Kong), and currently working as the Bank’s Senior Economist, covering Hong Kong, China as well as global markets. He has obtained the CFA charter.

Luo Ping

Chairman of Supervisory Board, Bank of Kunlun and Visiting Professor of Chinese Academy of Social Science, China


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Mr. Luo Ping is a visiting Professor of Chinese Academy of Social Science. He recently joined Bank of Kunlun based in Beijing, serving as chairman of supervisory board. Prior to this position, he was a senior supervisor at the China Banking Regulatory Commission.

Dr. Yansong Wang

Chief Operating Officer and Managing Director China First Capital Ltd, Hong Kong


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Dr. Yansong Wang, Chief Operating Officer and Managing Director of China First Capital. She holds a bachelor degree in Plasma Physics from University of Science and Technology of China (USTC). She also earned a Ph.D. degree in Plasma Physics from Princeton University.

Stephen Xu Sitao

Chief Economist and Partner Deloitte, China


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Xu Sitao is Chief Economist of China, Partner at Deloitte, Chief Representative of the Economist Group, Director of Advisory Services for Economist Corporate Network and Director of Global Forecasting, China, at EIU. Xu Sitao has been with ICBC (Asia), the overseas flagship of China’s largest bank, as the Head of Economics in 2003. Prior to this, he was Societe Generale’s Chief Economist for Asia (ex-Japan) from 2001 to 2002. Previously, Xu Sitao was also the Economist for Indonesia, Korea, and Thailand in Singapore, working for MMS International of Standard and Poor’s Group in 1995. Xu Sitao holds a B.A. in Economics from Peking University, an M.A. in Economics from the University of Connecticut, and a M.S. in Finance from Boston College.

He has been a columnist for Caijing and 21st Century, China’s leading business publications and has contributed frequently to leading regional and international publications, such as Yale Global Magazine, the Asian Wall Street Journal and Financial Times. board meetings of major corporations and major conferences for institutional investors and policymakers. He also regularly lectures at Tsinghua University.


David Fong

President FinTech Association of Malaysia


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Fong Seow Kee was appointed to the board on 28 December 2010. He is the Chairperson of the Audit & Risk Committee and the Nomination Committee and Remuneration Committee. He holds a BA (Hons) Economics & Social Studies from University of Manchester, England and a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England & Wales and a Chartered Accountant of the Malaysian Institute of Accountants.

He has over 30 years experience in the finance industry, primarily in investment banking and private equity in several leading organisations in Malaysia, Hong Kong and Singapore. In 2000, he co-founded iSpring Capital Group, a Malaysia based investment management and advisory firm which currently manages a Government owned venture capital fund and has been active in the development of the venture capital and privaye equity in Malaysia.

He has also been invited to sit on various government working committees to provide Industry Feedback on regulatory policies, including that pertaining to the Capital Market reforms announced in 2009.


John Y Bian

Head of China Desk HSBC, Malaysia


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John Y Bian has been with HSBC Group for 14 years, with different managerial and relationship roles in China, Indonesia and latest Malaysia, all on the corporate banking front. His prior experience includes banking and energy sectors in the United States. He received his MBA from the University of Texas at Austin.

James Chang

Partner China Financial Services Consulting Leader PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC), China


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James Chang is the Partner who Managing PricewaterhouseCoopers’(PwC) China Financial Services Consulting Practice, leading teams to provide a variety of professional solutions – ranging from strategy, risk, finance, operations, IT to people and organisations – for leading clients in China’s banking, securities, insurance and investment management industry. Before returning to China in 2009, James was a partner based in PwC New York office. Prior to PwC, he worked with several Wall Street investment houses such as J.P.Morgan and SLK (now part of Goldman Sachs). James graduated from the Stern School of Business, New York University with an MBA degree. He is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) and a Certified Public Account (CPA) of New York State. James also completed the LPSF (Leading Professional Service Firms) Executive Training Program from the Harvard Business School.

James is a frequent speaker at various financial conferences, seminars and symposiums, delivering speeches on topics such as financial transformation, internet finance and financial technology (FinTech), green finance, financial inclusions as well as global financial regulatory reforms. In 2016, James represented PwC as the Knowledge Partner for the B20 Financing Growth Taskforce to produce policy recommendation report for the 2016 G20 Summit, a majority of these policy recommendations are reflected in the official 2016 G20 Hangzhou Summit Communiqué.


Datuk Yvonne Chia, FCB

Chairman and Independent Non-Executive Director of Standard Chartered Bank Malaysia Berhad


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Datuk Yvonne Chia is currently the Chairman and Independent Non-Executive Director of Standard Chartered Bank Malaysia Berhad and has over 30-years track record of leading large banking organisations. Started with an American bank for over 15 years, she joined the local banking scene as Chief Executive Officer of RHB Bank (1996 to 2002) and Hong Leong Bank (2003-2013), and led both banks’ expansion to be the leading and high performing banks in Malaysia and the region. She has played a distinctive role in shaping the Malaysian banking scene with the mergers and acquisitions she led. She was the first women CEO of any commercial bank in Malaysia.

She is also passionate on subject matters of Asset and Liability Management (ALCO) and Risk and provides strategic leadership including mentoring as a Faculty member of BNM’s ICLIF. She is highly feted by industry organisations and media for her contributions including Forbes Asia’s 50 Women in the Mix ’13, CNBC Asia Business Leader finalist 2008 and 2013, and many others. She is currently on the Board of several listed companies, as well as on the Board of Trustees for Pemandu, and for “Teach for Malaysia”. She is also a Council Member and a Fellow Chartered Banker of the Asian Institute of Chartered Bankers.


Dato' Seri Ibrahim Ahmad

Executive Chairman of Brahims Dewina Group of Companies


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DATO’ SERI IBRAHIM HJ AHMAD, is the founder and Executive Chairman of Dewina Holdings Sdn Bhd. He holds a Masters degree in Food Technology (1974) and a Diploma in Agriculture (1969). He is a professional member of both Institute of Food Technology USA and Malaysia. A former lecturer and founding member of the Faculty of Food and Biotechnology, University Putra Malaysia he has wide experience in food and agriculture-based research. He has also written a number of publications and presented papers at various conferences and seminars locally and abroad.

He has been involved in various professional organizations holding posts such as National Representative to the UNESCO Regional Network for Basic Sciences (1978-1980), Secretary-General of Asean Federation of Food Processing Industries (1983-1984), Member, International Standards Committee SIRIM (1983-1985), Council Member, Malaysian Microbiological Society (1978-1980) and Malaysian Institute of Food Technology (1980-1983).

Dato’ Seri Ibrahim Hj Ahmad left the University of Agriculture to join Kumpulan FIMA Berhad in 1980 as Head of Corporate R & D. He left Kumpulan FIMA Berhad in 1986 to set up his own company Dewina Food Industries Sdn Bhd, which became the first company in South East Asia to manufacture food using the new retort pouch technology. The project was awarded Pioneer Status by the government. In May, 1995, Dewina Food Industries Sdn Bhd became the first Bumiputra food manufacturing company to be listed on the Kuala Lumpur Stock Exchange.

Dato’ Seri Ibrahim Hj Ahmad has been awarded the Anugerah Usahawan 1993 (Entrepreneurship Award 1993) by the Malay Chamber of Commerce, Kuala Lumpur for his dedication and contribution to the Malaysian food industry and the small and medium scale enterprises (SME’s). He also received the Asia Pacific Outstanding Entrepreneur Award (2013) and was featured on the cover article in Malaysian Business July 2013. He was honoured with the Lifetime Achievement Award by the Malay Chamber of Commerce in 2017.

Besides his business interest Dato’ Seri Ibrahim also participates in government related committees and organizations. He was previously involved in an advisory capacity to set up a juice canning factory for PERDA and with the Council for Agro-based Industries of the State of Penang (1990/2000).

Dato’ Seri Ibrahim Hj Ahmad is a recognized expert in the field of food and agriculture and contributed his knowledge and experience through his involvement in various organizations such as, The Federation of Malaysian Manufacturers, MARDI Scientific Council and various Academic Advisory Committees. He is featured in the International WHO’s WHO of Professionals (1999). He was appointed a member of the then newly formed SME Business Advisory Panel (2013). Currently he is the Deputy President of Persatuan Muafakat One Belt One Road and Executive Committee Member for Malaysia Japan Economic Association.

Dato’ Seri Ibrahim’s CSR contributions include the setting of Brahim’s Chair for Food Studies at Universiti Putra Malaysia in 2009 with a personal grant of RM 1million. He is also Founder Chairman of Yayasan Baitul Hayati charity foundation and Chairman of Food Aid Foundation.

Dato’ Seri Ibrahim Hj Ahmad is currently Group Executive Chairman and controlling shareholder of Brahim’s Holdings Berhad and Dewina Holdings Sdn Bhd and their associated companies. The group employs about 3,000 workers in Selangor and Penang.


Mark Leow

Group Managing Director of Verity Intelligence - Malaysia & Singapore


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Mark graduated from San Francisco State University with a Degree in Business Administration & Marketing.

A very passionate entrepreneur with business ventures in technology, manufacturing and HR, Mark started Verity Intelligence Sdn Bhd in 2010 to help companies conduct due diligence when they hire.

To date, Verity Intelligence has more than 500 customers from offices in Malaysia and Singapore, and screens more than 4000+ resumes a month. More than 60 of the Top 100 companies, Fortune 500, Multinational Companies and Government-Linked Companies in Malaysia and Singapore trust Verity Intelligence in helping them solve their hiring problems with Employment Screening Services.

Mark is also an active member of the National Association of Professional Background Screeners (NAPBS), APAC Chapter since 2012. The NAPBS is a global non-profit trade organization established to represent the interests of companies offering employment background screening services as well as to promote a high level of ethics and performance standards for the screening industry.


Shahrul Amry Abdul Malek

Executive Vice President New Development & Market Facilitation, Commercial & Development Bursa Malaysia


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Shahrul Amry is the Executive Vice President of New Development & Market Facilitation, Commercial & Development of Bursa Malaysia. He is responsible for initiatives on new products and markets on Bursa Malaysia.

Prior to joining Bursa Malaysia in 2013, he has worked with the Securities Commission of Malaysia and an international investment bank. He started his working career in legal practice and thereafter joined the capital market.


Ir Siva Kumar Ramanathan

Chief Strategy Officer, Malaysia Digital Economic Corporation (MDEC)


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Siva Ramanathan is the Chief Strategy Officer of MDEC and brings with him over twenty years of business development, finance, engineering and management positions in both start-up and mature environments across multiple industries gleaned from a global, diverse working exposure. He was formerly the Business Development Director with AirAsia X where his prime responsibility was to set up and grow AirAsia X’s international hubs in Thailand and Indonesia, ensuring these are imbued with AirAsia Group’s best practices and culture. Prior to Airasia, Siva had a long tenure at the Usaha Tegas Group, where he was part of Astro start-up team and managed major M&A activities across multiple industries globally. He was also a co-founder and COO Asia for a US based permission marketing video internet technology start-up and headed the business development in Southeast Asia of a major US civil engineering consultant.

Siva is a UK and Malaysia Chartered Civil Engineer with an MBA from the University Of Chicago Booth School Of Business, attended a Harvard Business School Executive Education program and on the Advisory Board of the MIT Sloan Asia School of Business Innovation and Entrepreneurship Centre.

More importantly, he is a serious drummer.


Bill Song

Director of International Business of ZhongAn, Online P&C Insurance Co., Ltd, Shanghai


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Bill joined in ZhongAn as Product Director in Nov 2014. After motor business license was granted by CIRC, Bill became the first General Manager of Motor Division in Aug 2015. At the same time, he was Deputy Chairman of Motor expert committee in National Insurance Association. He moved to current role in Jan 2017.

Before joining ZhongAn, Bill worked for Allianz for 7 years. From 2011 to 2014, he served as Chief Operating Officer of Allianz China P&C, leading IT, Operation, Strategy and Digitization teams. Bill was the first compliance officer of Allianz China P&C and also core member to setup Allianz China Headquarter and first branch in Shanghai.

Bill started his career in GE Plastic as OMLP. He graduated from Zhejiang University, Chu Kochen Honors College with Bachelor’s degree of Chemical Engineering, and he got his Master’s degree of Finance in SUN YAT-SEN University.


Datuk Alvin Tay

Assistant Chief Executive Officer, Bank of China, Malaysia


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Datuk Alvin has over 20 years of experiences in banking industry and has worked in Corporate Banking for more than 16 years. In his 20 years of banking career, he has worked in a numbers of key roles from Corporate Banking, Global banking, Offshore Banking & Securities Services. Prior to joining BOC this year, he was the Coutry Head of Corporate Banking in an international bank. During his career, he was also seconded to Economic Transformation Programme to assist in formulating the Malaysia economic transformation blueprint.

Chi Lo

Senior Economist for Greater China, BNP Paribas Asset Management, Hong Kong


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Chi Lo is the Senior Economist for Greater China of BNP Paribas Asset Management (BNPP AM) based in Hong Kong. He joined BNPP AM in 2010 through HFT Investment Management (HK), BNPP AM’s joint venture partner in China, where he was CEO.

Prior to joining HFT, he was Head of Overseas Investment at Ping An of China Asset Management (HK) Ltd. Chi’s other positions in Asia included Asia Research Head for the British private property fund Grosvenor, chief economist and strategist for Asia at Standard Chartered Bank and research director for Greater China at HSBC in Hong Kong.

He was listed on the International Who’s Who Professionals in 2000 and 2011, and has many years of international research experience in economics, financial markets and public policy & standards development, covering North American and Asian economies.

Before working in Asia, Chi was an economic advisor to the Canadian Treasury in Canada. His other experience includes international research firms in North America, regulatory bodies for securities trading in Toronto and London, and blue-chip international investment banks in North America, England and Asia.

Chi is the author of eleven books on Chinese and Asian economic development and markets. He has published research work in international periodicals and newspapers, and has appeared as a commentator on international media and speaker at international seminars, such as the World Economic Forum, Asian Development Bank, and House of Lords of the British Parliament.

He has taught economics and finance courses at various universities in Hong Kong, and has spoken frequently at university finance courses and professional seminars in North America, Europe and Asia. Chi’s latest book is “Demystifying China’s Mega Trends: The Driving Forces That Will Shake Up China and the World“ (2017).

Chi did his economics graduate work at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) in England and the University of British Columbia (UBC) in Canada.

Peter Fuhrman

Chairman & CEO China First Capital Ltd, Hong Kong


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Peter Fuhrman is Chairman & CEO at China First Capital, a Greater China- focused international investment bank and advisory firm. Founded in 2008, China First Capital serves a distinguished group of clients, including industry leaders in China, both private sector companies and SOEs, financial sponsors, as well as global corporations actively expanding within China. Peter’s insights and analysis on China, its economy, capital markets and private equity industry are frequently cited in international media including The Wall Street Journal, The Financial Times, The Economist, The New York Times, The Washington Post, Bloomberg, AVCJ, Neue Zurcher Zeitung, China Daily.

Peter holds a Masters Degree from the University of Cambridge. He has worked in Europe and the United States as a journalist and editor for Forbes Magazine, CEO of California Venture Capital Company, CEO of an entertainment finance company as well as a founder and CEO of an enterprise security software company.


Ben WP Lam

Head of Greater China FX Trading, HSBC, Hong Kong


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Ben Lam is the Managing Director, Head of Greater China FX Trading, Global Markets, with responsibility for managing the FX trading of Greater China currencies including HKD, CNY/ CNH, TWD and VND since 2010.

Joined HSBC in 1992, Mr Lam has been instrumental in the growth of Global Markets business and had held various positions in money market, interest rate and FX trading.

Mr Lam worked in Global Markets Singapore, leading regional currencies FX spot and forwards trading from 1997 to 2000. After moving back to Hong Kong in 2000, he was responsible for regional currencies, HKD FX swap and CNY NDF trading until 2007. Prior to his current role, he was the Head of HKD & CNY FX Trading.

Mr Lam graduated from the Chinese University of Hong Kong with bachelor degree in Business Administration. He is also a Chartered Financial Analyst.


Grace Ng

Senior Greater China Economist JP Morgan, Hong Kong


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Grace Ng is a Senior Greater China Economist at JPMorgan. Grace joined JPMorgan in June 2000. Prior to joining JPMorgan, Grace worked with the Government of Singapore Investment Corporation (GIC) for three years as a senior economist/ asset allocation strategist covering the North Asian markets. Grace had also worked as a Greater China economist at Goldman Sachs. Grace holds an M.Phil in Economic Theory and Econometrics from the University of Cambridge. She had also obtained a B.Sc. Economics degree from the London School of Economics.

Cliff Sheng

Partner Oliver Wyman, Hong Kong


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Cliff Sheng is a Partner with Oliver Wyman, based in Beijing. He is one of the core leadership for our business in Mainland China. Cliff serves Chinese corporates and financial institutions across a broad range of strategy, organization, operations and technology issues. Cliff has been serving the leading commodities future exchanges in mainland China and Hongkong.

Before joining Oliver Wyman, Cliff served as a core member of the Financial Institutions Group at McKinsey and also spent six years with HSBC based in Hongkong and Shanghai. Cliff graduated from Fudan University. He is a native Mandarin speaker and is fluent in English and Cantonese.


Sun Tianlu (Lucy)

Vice Chairman and Secretary General of Shenzhen Outbound Alliance (SOA). Chairman of Statistic Society for Foreign Economic Relations and Trade of Shenzhen (SSFET)


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Lucy is currently the Vice Chairman of Shenzhen Outbound Alliance (SOA). She holds an MBA from Illinois State University, USA, master course of Shenzhen University in International Economic Law, fellowship member of both IPA AU (Institute of Public Accountant) and IFA UK (The Institute of Financial Accountants), council member of Statistic Society for Foreign Economic Relations and Trade of China,and council member of China Association of Trade in Services(CATIS). Lucy now works as Vice Chairman and Secretary General of Shenzhen Outbound Alliance (SOA), Chairman of Statistic Society for Foreign Economic Relations and Trade of Shenzhen (SSFET), and in charge of overall work of SOA and SSFET. She has more than 10 years of working experience with the Big 4 international accounting firms, and international law firms. Lucy has more “in depth” study in service trade statistics, and many years practical experience in cross-border M&A, international taxation and laws. The book “HONG KONG TAXATION SYSTEM”, which Lucy co-authored, as well as multiple of her articles on international trade, is well recognized by relevant Chinese government departments and competent authorities.

Mohd Rithaudden Makip

Deputy CEO SME Corporation Malaysia


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Mohd. Rithaudden is currently the Deputy Chief Executive Officer (II) with the SME Corporation Malaysia, a Central Coordinating Agency under the Ministry of International Trade and Industry Malaysia that formulates overall policies and strategies for Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) and coordinates the implementation of SME development programmes across all related Ministries and Agencies.

Prior to joining SME Corp. Malaysia, he was the Vice President of Channel Management at a reputable bank in Malaysia overseeing the branch development, physical and virtual touch points of the bank. He has held various positions and responsibilities in various departments and financial institutions in his 12 years within the banking sector.

He holds a Bachelor of Management Studies in Management System and Marketing from University of Waikato, Hamilton, New Zealand. He presented and moderated papers on SMEs and entrepreneurship in specific platforms such as ASEAN, APEC, APO, JICA, OECD, G20, and OIC. He represented Malaysia in APEC SME Working Group, ASEAN SME Working Group, FTAs, and other bilateral relationships and is currently the co-chair of ASEAN-Korea Working Group of Economic Cooperation.


Professor Yeah Kim Leng

Professor of Economics at Sunway University Business School


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Professor Yeah Kim Leng is the Professor of Economics at Sunway University Business School and Director of Economic Studies Program at Jeffrey Cheah Institute on Southeast Asia (JCI) at Sunway University. He assumed the current positions in May 2015 following a 2-year stint as the dean of a business school in another local private university.

Prior to joining the academia, he had worked at the country’s first credit rating agency for 20 years, principally as the group chief economist and earlier as the managing director of its wholly-owned consultancy services subsidiary. He holds a Bachelor of Science (forestry) degree from Universiti Pertanian Malaysia and an MBA and a PhD in Agricultural and Resource Economics from the University of Hawaii, USA, both obtained under the East-West Centre degree participant award programme.

He is currently a Vice-President of the Malaysian Economic Association (MEA), a trustee of the Malaysian Tax Research Foundation (MTRF) and one of the two external members appointed to Bank Negara Malaysia’s Monetary Policy Committee in April 2015.


Linda Wang

Head of Preparatory Group of Singapore Representative Office, Bank of Suzhou, China


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Ms Linda Wang, Head of Preparatory Group of Singapore Representative Office for Bank of Suzhou, holds a Master’s degree in Global Economics from Peking University. Ms Wang has in total 23 years’ experience in the banking industry, covering various fields such as International trade and settlements, Enterprise Cross-border RMB investment and financing, Risk Management, Financial Product Innovation, Strategic Transformation and Customer Relationship Management and Marketing. Her previous work experience includes senior management roles for China Minsheng Bank、Ping An Bank and China Guangfa Bank, focusing on banking services and management.

She Served as Chief Representative & Senior Officer for China Minsheng Bank (CMBC) and was assigned to the United Commercial Bank (based in San Francisco USA )handling the acquisition of the United Commercial Bank by China Minsheng Bank (CMBC); As General Manager of Trade Finance Department in Ping An Bank since 2010, she made the whole bank’s products strategic plan in domestic trade and international trade sector, Set up marketing/sales target in trade financing, and built up the customer base for the bank in China market; As General Manager of International Department of Bank of Suzhou, Ms Wang implemented, established and standardised the operating procedure across all business segments.


Ling Kong

Chief Technology Officer (CTO), Dianrong, China


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Ling Kong is Chief Technology Officer (CTO) for Dianrong, a leader in online marketplace lending in China. As CTO, Ling directs Dianrong’s more than 600 engineers to enhance and expand the company’s technology solutions for borrowers and lenders.

Ling has 16 years of strategic and technology management experience. Prior to Dianrong, he was part of the founding team of two Silcon Valley start-ups. Ling also led international teams at NetApp and Microsoft as a product manager for large-scale cloud platforms supporting millions of active users and generating over US$100 million in revenue.

In China’s rapid development in mobile applications and innovations, Ling was the founding team and Chief Product Officer of a Sequoia backed mobile entertainment startup, again acquiring over a million active users and generating over a hundred million RMB in revenue in less than two years. After a successful exit, he joined during the earliest days of Dianrong to build a company that stands today at the forefront of financial technology innovation.

Ling holds a Bachelor of Science in Symbolic Systems from Stanford University, with concentration in HCI (computer science and psychology dual major). He was also a guest lecturer at Peking University.
Ling holds a Bachelor of Science in Symbolic Systems and Human-Computer Interaction from Stanford University, which composed of double major in Computer Science and Psychology (someone somewhere wrote something better before). He was also a guest lecturer at Peking University.


Tao Jingzhou

Managing Partner, Dechert LLP


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Tao Jingzhou is the Managing Partner responsible for developing the Asia Practice of the firm. He has advised many Fortune 500 companies on international mergers and acquisitions, arbitration and corporate matters involving China for more than 30 years. Mr. Tao has represented major American and European and Japanese companies in hundreds of transactions in China involving joint ventures, tax planning, strategic alliances and intellectual property protection. He also has significant experience in international arbitration proceedings both in China and before the major international arbitration institutions.

The Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2017 has again recognized Mr. Tao as a leading dispute resolution lawyer in China. He has been consistently ranked in Chambers Global and Chambers Asia-Pacific for his dispute resolution practice in China and named him one of the “Most In Demand Arbitrators” in the Asia-Pacific region. Mr. Tao was also recognized by Asialaw Leading Lawyers 2013 as a leading lawyer in China, and named by Practical Law Company’s Which Lawyer? as a recommended lawyer for dispute resolution in 2012.

Most recently, Mr. Tao was appointed by the World Council of the International Chamber of Commerce to serve another term as a member of the International Court of Arbitration.

Mr. Tao is a frequent speaker among the legal world and has also published many articles in Chinese and international legal and business publications. His writings primarily address Chinese law related matters. Mr. Tao has also been a columnist for Century Weekly since 2011.


Mustakim bin Mat Nun

Chief Financial Officer, BEWG (M) Sdn Bhd


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Mr Mustakim is currently the Chief Financial Officer of BEWG (M) Sdn. Bhd. (BEWGM), locally incorporated company in Malaysia and a wholly owned subsidiary of Beijing Enterprises Water Group Limited (BEWG). BEWGM is currently undertaking the design, build, operate and transfer of the first and largest underground sewage treatment plant in Malaysia, and steadily expanding its businesses in the areas of water sector, green and sustainable energy and property development. BEWG in turn is a public listed company on the Main Board of Hong Kong Stock Exchange, with core businesses in full range water supply services and wastewater treatment.

Prior to joining BEWG in 2011, Mr Mustakim was an Investment Banker, having attached with local and foreign investment banks for a span of 12 years period. Amongst others, Mr Mustakim was the Vice President of the Corporate and Investment Banking of Elaf Bank Bahrain BSC and the Associate Director for the Corporate Finance and Capital Market of Bank Muamalat (M) Berhad. Mr Mustakim was also previously attached with the Malaysian International Merchant Bankers Berhad and PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) on the area of corporate finance, audit, consultancy and compliance. Mr Mustakim has had an overall of 17 years senior level management experience with an extensive experience in originating, structuring and executing corporate exercises such as fund raising debt & equity (Islamic and conventional), merger & acquisitions, project financing, corporate restructuring and private finance initiative.


Muzaffar Othman

Chief Technology Officer, Permodalan Nasional Berhad (PNB)


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Muzzaffar is currently the Chief Technology Officer of Permodalan Nasional Berhad. PNB is the leading asset management company in Malaysia with approximately RM 266 Billion AUM (asset under management) with over 9+ million unique unit holders and 12+ million accounts.

Previously, he was an EVP of Digital Strategy and Transformation for Maybank with a mandate to explore and build new Maybank Digital strategy, new digital business model, and potentially invest on Fintechs that provides competitive advantage to the bank.

Prior to Maybank, Muzzaffar Othman was the Head of the Information Technology and Transformation (IT & T) for Etiqa Insurance & Takaful. Muzzaffar is largely accountable in three distinct departments, namely the Strategic Transformation Office, Operational Transformation and Information Technology.


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Auditorium

Sasana Kijang
2 Jalan Dato’ Onn
50480 Kuala Lumpur

Kindly check the link of the Google Map here for the direction. Ample parking is available at LG4 and LG5 (basement parking) at Sasana Kijang. Parking fee is RM5.00 per entry. Noted that the parking fee will be a flat rate for the whole day.

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ERL

Express Rail Link (ERL) is a high-speed train service which connects Kuala Lumpur International Airport ( KLIA) and the Kuala Lumpur city centre. Cruising at a top speed of 160 km/h, the journey takes only 28 minutes.

ERL operates at 15-minutes intervals during peak hours and 20 minutes during off-peak. Fare is RM55.00 for one way trip or RM100.00 for return.

Airport Limo

Airport Limo Malaysia has served the KLIA as the provider of taxi and limousine services from KLIA to destinations in Peninsular Malaysia and from anywhere in Peninsular Malaysia to KLIA. 24-hour daily service, insurance coverage for passengers, doorstep drop off and pick up, ready availability of vehicles at all times, a computerised system of issuing travel coupons and standardised fares based on distance.

Airport Coach

Airport coach from KLIA to KL Sentral to KLIA is also available. One way fare is only RM10 and for return trip, the fare is only RM18. The journey will take about 1 hour. Frequency of bus service is 1 hour.

Accommodation

Official hotel for this event is the Majestic Hotel, Kuala Lumpur, www.majestickl.com.  To enjoy a special rate, kindly click the button  to download the room reservation form.

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The Country

The Federation of Malaysia comprises Peninsular Malaysia, and the states of Sabah and Sarawak on the island of Borneo. Kuala Lumpur is the capital city of Malaysia.

Language

Bahasa Melayu (Malay) is the national language in use, but English is widely spoken. The ethnic groups also converse in the various languages and dialects.

People

Malays comprise 57% of the population, while the Chinese, Indian and Bumiputeras and other races make up the rest of the country’s population.

Passport/Visa

Visitors to Malaysia must hold a valid passport or travel document with a minimum validity of six months beyond the intended visiting period. Most nationalities do not require visas for social or business visits. For further information, please contact the nearest Malaysian diplomatic mission or Tourism Malaysia office, or visit the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Malaysia website at www.kln.gov.my

Currency

The monetary unit of the country is Ringgit Malaysia and is written as RM. Foreign currencies can be exchanged at banks and money changers.

Weather

The country experiences tropical weather year-round. Temperatures are from 21ºC (70ºF) to 32ºC (90ºF). Higher elevations are much colder with temperatures between 15°C (59° F) to 25°C (77°F). Annual rainfall varies from 2,000mm to 2,500mm. Click here for weather forecast.

Registration Fees

This conference is STF claimable.
AICB Members are entitled to 11 CPD Points.

AICB Member Rate : RM1,500.00 nett
Non Member Rate : RM1,800.00 nett
International Delegate : USD450.00 nett
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Please complete the registration form and return by mail, fax or email to:

ASIAN INSTITUTE OF CHARTERED BANKER
Wisma IBI, 5 Jalan Semantan
50490 Kuala Lumpur

For further enquiries please contact
Pushpa: +603 2095 6833 (157)
Katherine: +603 2095 6833 (224)
Fax: +603 2095 2322
Email: gbc2017@aicb.org.my

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