Virtual Policy Advocacy Committee Meeting on August 30, 2021

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The ABA Policy Advocacy Committee will hold on August 30, 2021 its second meeting of 2021 where 6 Policy Position papers will be presented to an international audience.

To be opened by ABA Chairman Mr. Jonathan Alles, Managing Director and CEO of Hatton National Bank (HNB), and chaired by Mr. Dilshan Rodrigo, Chairman of the ABA Policy Advocacy Committee and Chief Operating Offer of HNB, the meeting will feature important Position Papers presented by representatives of ABA member banks and ABA Knowledge partners.

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Agenda

02:30 pm –  04:30 pm (Taipei Time), 30 August 2021

(As of August 20, 2021)

 

02:30 – 02:32
2020 0813 Antonio Jonathan Ailes 280 x 280AGENDA ITEM 1: Welcome remarks from the ABA Chairman

Mr. Jonathan Alles, ABA Chairman and Managing Director/CEO of Hatton National Bank, will deliver his Welcome  Remarks.

 

02:32 – 02:35
AGENDA ITEM 2: Opening remarks from the Committee Chairman

2020 0811 dilshan 01Mr. Dilshan Rodrigo, Chief Operating Officer of Hatton National Bank (HNB) and Chairman of the ABA Policy Advocacy Committee, will welcome the participants, and give an overview of the agenda.

 

 

 

02:35– 04:30
AGENDA ITEM 3: Consideration of the paper on “From Interbank offered rates to risk-free rates: Latest update”

Mr. Oliver Hoffmann, Managing Director, Head of Asia, Erste Group Bank AG, will be requested to present a summary of a paper on the LIBOR scenario, touching mainly on how banks can adapt to the new environment.

Recommended action: The Committee to comment on the paper, and make recommendations on further steps to take.

 

AGENDA ITEM 4: Consideration of the paper on “Practical implementation of cyber security”

Mr. Suresh Emmanuel from Hatton National Bank (HNB), will present a paper addressing the issue of cyber security and what banks are doing to strengthen their capability in this area through, for instance, utilizing tools such as cyber insurance, etc.

Recommended action: The Committee to comment on the paper, and make recommendations on further steps to take.

 

AGENDA ITEM 5: Consideration of the paper on “Specific AML/CFT-related priorities for banks due to the pandemic”

Mr. Shirish Pathak, Managing Director, Fintelekt Advisory Services, will present a paper focusing on three themes that have taken on greater prominence during the pandemic: Anti-Corruption, Economic Sanctions and Financial Inclusion. He will discuss the key trends and the compliance tools available for banks to address these issues.

Recommended action: The Committee to comment on the paper and make recommendations on further steps to take.

 

AGENDA ITEM 6: Consideration of the paper on “Activities to meet challenges in implementing regulatory framework to achieve sustainability goals”

Ms. Armi Lamberte, Head of the Portfolio Quality Division, Risk Management Group of Rizal Commercial Banking Corporation (RCBC), and Mr. Juan Gabriel “Gabby” R. Tomas IV, Chief Risk Officer and Head of Risk Management Group of RCBC, will present a paper proposing activities to help ABA member banks in their efforts to meet the challenges they experience in implementing the sustainability framework set by regulators for banks to follow to achieve sustainability goals.

Recommended action: The Committee to comment on the paper, and make recommendations on further steps to take.

 

AGENDA ITEM 7: Consideration of the paper on “Role of Banks in Business Survival after Covid-19 Pandemic”

Mr. Mostafa Beheshti Rouy, Member of the Board, Bank Pasargad from Iran will present a paper on “The Role of Banks in Business Survival After COVID-19 Pandemic” and sharing the Bank’s policies and actions to mitigate the impact of the pandemic.

Recommended action: The Committee to comment on the paper, and make recommendations on further steps to take.

 

AGENDA ITEM 8: Consideration of the paper on “Distribution: Challenges and opportunities associated with branches in today’s banking environment”

Mr. John Berry, CEO of EFMA, will present a paper that looks at distribution, specifically on challenges and opportunities of the branch.

Recommended action: The Committee to comment on the paper, and make recommendations on further steps to take.

 

AGENDA ITEM 9: Consideration of issues for future policy advocacy work

The Committee to consider and exchange views on possible issues for future policy advocacy work of ABA, followed by discussions.

Recommended action: The Committee to exchange views on possible issues for future policy advocacy work of ABA, followed by discussions

 

AGENDA ITEM 10: Other matters

The Committee will discuss other matters, if any.

 

AGENDA ITEM 11: Next meeting of the Policy Advocacy Committee

The ABA Secretariat to update the Committee on the date and venue of the next meeting of the Committee

Recommended action: The Committee to note the date and venue of the  next Committee meeting.

 

AGENDA ITEM 12: CLOSING REMARKS BY THE CHAIRMAN / ADJOURNMENT

 

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