Successful ABA Policy Advocacy Committee Meeting concluded on 30 August 2021.

The Asian Bankers Association concluded a successful ABA Policy Advocacy Committee Meeting on 30 August 2021.

Presided by Dilshan Rodrigo, Director and Chief Operating Officer of Hatton National Bank and Chairman of the ABA Policy Advocacy Committee, the two-hour online meeting drew the participation of almost 300 representatives from banks and regulatory authorities from all over Asia.

A line-up of six expert representatives from ABA member banks and ABA Knowledge Partners presented papers on policy issues of current interest to ABA member banks and the banking industry of the region as a whole.

Copies of the papers and the accompanying presentation decks may be viewed and downloaded from the links below:


16(1) “From Interbank Offered Rates to Risk-Free Rates: Latest update” by Oliver Hoffmann, Managing Director, Head of Asia, Erste Group Bank AG. Position Paper-Presentation



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(2) “Practical implementation of cyber security” by Suresh Emmanuel, Chief Information Security Officer, Hatton National Bank. Position Paper, Presentation



FINTELEKT logo Cleaned up 400 x 105(3) “Specific AML/CFT-related priorities for banks due to the pandemic” by by Shirish Pathak, Managing Director, Fintelekt Advisory Services. Position Paper, Presentation


2021 0823 RCBC 200 x 105(4) “Activities to meet challenges in implementing regulatory framework to achieve sustainability goals” by Armi Lamberte, Head of Portfolio Quality Division, Risk Management Group at RCBC (Rizal Commercial Banking Corporation), and Juan Gabriel R. Tomas IV, Chief Risk Officer and Head of Risk Management Group at RCBC. Position Paper, Presentation


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(5) “Role of Banks in Business Survival after Covid-19 Pandemic” by Mostafa Beheshti Rouy, Member of the Board at Bank Pasargad. Position Paper, Presentation




62 EFMA 161 x 105 (6) “Distribution: Challenges and opportunities associated with branches in today’s banking environment” by John Berry, CEO of EFMA. Position Paper, Presentation




The complete video of the meeting is also available at the ABA YouTube channel:




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