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Mr. Dorji Kadin

Chief Executive Officer

Bank of Bhutan Ltd.
(Bhutan)

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Mr. Dorji Kadin is the new Chief Executive Officer of Bank of Bhutan. Mr. Kadin holds a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from Asian Institute of Management, Post Graduate Diploma in International Business from Flinders University of South Australia, and B.Com (Hons.) from Sherubtse College.

He has worked 17 plus years in various business functions of Bhutan Telecom. He joined the Bank in 2013 where he has held positions from Chief, Corporate Strategy Department to Director, Corporate Services, until he was appointed as CEO of the Bank of Bhutan.

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Mr. Adrian David Li Man-Kiu

Co-Chief Executive

The Bank of East Asia, Ltd.
(Hong Kong)

Mr. Li is Co-Chief Executive of The Bank of East Asia (“BEA”), a leading financial services group with over a century of operations in Hong Kong and Mainland China, and a presence in Southeast Asia, the United Kingdom and the United States.

Mr. Li has been at the forefront of developing the banking industry in Hong Kong. Under his leadership, The Bank of East Asia has pursued a digital transformation of its operations, introducing a number of market-leading innovations including a comprehensive mobile application and a fully digital branch network.

Mr. Li has represented the banking sector in various aspects over the past two decades.  He is a member of the Finance Subsector of the Election Committee for the election of the Chief Executive and Legislative Council members of the HKSAR.  He is Chairman of The Chinese Banks’ Association and the Bank’s representative to The Hong Kong Association of Banks with BEA being a key member of these associations.  Mr. Li is also a member of the MPF Industry Schemes Committee of the Mandatory Provident Fund Schemes Authority, Vice President of the Hong Kong Institute of Bankers’ Council and a member of Mastercard’s Asia Pacific Advisory Board.

Mr. Li holds a Master of Management Degree from Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University in the US, and a Master of Arts Degree and Bachelor of Arts Degree in Law from the University of Cambridge in Britain. He is a Member of the Hong Kong Academy of Finance and has been conferred as an Honorary Certified Banker by The Hong Kong Institute of Bankers.

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Mr. Vipin Kumar Pandey

Country Head & CEO

State Bank of India, HK Branch
(India)

11 State Bank of India1Mr. Vipin Kumar Pandey took over charge as Country Head & Chief Executive Officer of State Bank of India, Hong Kong branch with effect from January 20, 2023.

Mr. Vipin Kumar Pandey started his career with State Bank of India in 2001 as a Probationary Officer. Across a career spanning over two decades, he has gained rich experience in Corporate Credit, Retail Banking and banking in developed markets.

After working in Corporate Credit for over a decade in different assigments, he has acquired skills pertaining to balance sheet analysis, appraisal and assessment of credit limits, monitoring and supervision of credit portfolios. This included having a broad understanding of the economy, industries, identifying the potential of the management and the company, identifying early warning signals and taking corrective steps for securing bank’s exposure.

Working in Retail Banking for over 4 years, has given him skills in serving customers, understanding and analysing their issues and resolving them, analysis and sanctiton of retail loans as per organisation’s credit standards, managing large workforce, and driving them to achieve organizational goals.

He also had an opportunity to work in a Western developed market for 3 years at Antwerp. This sting provided him an opportunity to have an exposure to international markets, culture and geogrraphies.

Mr. Vipin Kumar Pandey holds a Master’s Degree in “Finance & Control” from Lucknnow University, India and Diploma in “Business Finance”from ICFAI University, Hyderabad and he is also Certified Associate of Indian Institute of Bnking & Finance, Mumbai.

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Mr. Mohsen Zarandimoghadam

Chairman of the Board of Directors

En Bank
(Iran)

With over 22 years of experience in banking and economical services, Mr. Zarandimoghadam has started his journey as a bank teller. Later he moved on to becoming deputy head of credits, branch manager, and director general of finances and branches’ affairs.

He has since been member of executive boards in 6 different banks and also a member of board of directors in City Bank and Bank Eghtesad Novin.

Among his other experiences are membership of supreme risk committee and supreme audit committee in various banks such as Bank Melli Iran, Ghavamin Bank, and etc.

He has had experience as board member of numerous stock exchange listed companies.

Mr. Zarandimoghadam has experience as a university professor and served as economy expert in Iran’s economical organizations. He has also appeared as economy expert on Iran’s national radio and television.

Today he is serving as the Chairman of the Board of Directors in Bank Eghtesad Novin.

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Mr. Mostafa Beheshti Rouy

Member of Board of Directors & Executive Board Member

Bank Pasargad
(Iran)

01Mr. Beheshti Rouy has 38 years of service and experience in banking affairs. In his career, he has served in the following capacities: Member of the Board of Directors & Member of the Executive Committee, Bank Pasargad; Chief of the Dubai Islamic Bank Representative Office in Iran; Deputy Managing Director, Bank Parsian; Deputy Managing Director, Nargan Engineering & Construction Company; CEO, Bank Mellat, Turkey; Director General, International Affairs, Bank Mellat; CEO & Deputy Chairman of the Board, Mellat Investment Company, Plc.; General Manager, Planning & Organization Division, Bank Mellat; and General Manager-Central Branch Bank Mellat.

In addition, the following are some of his other professional experience highlights: Member of Iranian National Committee of the International Chamber of Commerce; Member of the Management Committee of Iran Overseas Investment Bank in UK; Advisor to the Supervisory Board of Europisch-Iranisch Handels Bank AG, Hamburg, Germany; and Board Member in several industrial and IT corporations.

In addition to his international professional experiences in USA, UK, Germany and Turkey, Mr. Beheshtirouy has engaged in lecturing various courses in the field of monetary studies, FX and Trade Finance and principles of banking.

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Mr. Frederic Cabay

Managing Director, Global Co-Head of Financial Institutions

MUFG Bank, Ltd.
(Japan)

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Mr. Frederic Cabay is currently Managing Director, Global Co-Head of Financial Institutions, Global Corporate Banking Division, Asia MUFG Bank, Ltd., and a member of Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group (MUFG).

He joined MUFG Bank on 27 April 2015, and is the regional head for the bank’s Financial Institution (FI) unit, with coverage across 13 markets in Asia & Oceania region.

Mr. Cabay is an experienced banker who has held senior regional roles in both Corporate Banking and Global Treasury Services. Prior to joining the banking entity under the Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group (MUFG), he was Managing Director, Treasury Services, at JPMorgan, where he was in charge of NBFI (non-bank financial institutions) sales for the APAC region as well as being the head of sales for banks in ASEAN.

Mr. Cabay worked in the ING Group from 1996 to 2010 where his most recent position was Head of Relationship Management for South and South-East Asia.

Before joining ING, Mr. Cabay practiced law in Brussels as a member of the Brussels Bar.

Mr. Cabay earned his Law degree from the Catholic University in Louvain La Neuve Belgium, and has a Master’s Degree in International Business Law from University of London, England. He also received a Certificate of General Management from Vlerick Leuven Gent Management School in Belgium.

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Mr. Koichi Zaiki

Managing Executive Officer

CEO for Asia-Pacific
Mizuho Bank, Ltd.
(Japan)

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Mr. Koichi Zaiki is the Managing Executive Officer and CEO for Asia-Pacific of Mizuho Bank, Ltd. and Group Executive Officer and CEO for Asia-Pacific of Mizuho Financial Group, Inc. since 2023.

With more than 30 years of experience in the banking sector, Mr. Zaiki was assigned as Joint General Manager of Global Corporate Coordination Department in 2016, after that he was promoted to MD of Americas Department of Mizuho Bank, Ltd. and Chief Administration Officer of Mizuho Americas LLC in 2019. Prior to his current position, he was Operation Officer and General Manager of Automotive & Technology Industry Department No.2 in 2021.

Mr. Zaiki graduated from BA in Law, Tokyo University in 1992 and holds Master of Science in Business from Stanford University, USA.

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Mr. Tetsuo Imaeda

Representative Director and Deputy President Co-Head of Global Banking Unit, SMBC

Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corp.
(Japan)

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Mr. Tetsure Imaeda was appointed to his current position as Representative Director and Deputy President Co-Head of Global Banking Unit, SMBC in April 2023

Mr. Imaeda has an extensive banking career in SMBC starting in 1986 right after graduating from university. He gradually climbed the ranks and by 2009 he was General Manager, Corporate Banking Dept.-1, in the Americas Division of SMBC.

In 2014, Mr. Imaeda was in charge of SMBC’s Singapore Branch were he held the posittion of Executive Officer and General Manager. Three years later he became Managing Executive Officer and Head of Eurpe, Midle East and Africa Division, SMBC, CEO of Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation Europe Limited, and Managing Executive Officer and Head of Europe, Middle East and Africa Division, Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Financial Group, Inc. (SMFG).

By 2019, Mr. Imaeda was Managing Executive Officer and Head of Europe, Middle East and Africa Division, SMBC, CEO of Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation Europe Limited, and Managing Executive Officer and Head of Europe, Middle East and Africa Division, SMFG.

One year later, in 2020 he was further promoted to Senior Managing Executive Officer and Head of Europe , Middle East and Africa Division, SMBC, CEO of Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation Europe Limited, and Senior Managing Executive Officer and Head of Europe, Middle East and Africa Division, SMFG.

Then, in early 2022, Mr. Tetsuro Imaeda became Senior Managing Executive Officer, Co-Head of Global Banking Unit (Head Office Departments (Global Banking Unit), The Asia Pacific Division East Asia Division, SMBC and SMFG.

Mr. Tetsuro Imaeda was appointed to his current positoin of Senior Managing Executive Officer, Co-Head of Global Banking Unit (Head Office Departments (Global Banking Unit), The Asia Pacific Division East Asia Division, SMBC and SMFG early in 2022.

Mr. Imaeda graduated in 1986 from the Univerity of Tokyo with a Bachelor of Law.

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Mr. Karl Roland Stumke

Chief Executive Officer

Bank of Maldives
(Maldives)

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Karl has over 36 years of experience leading Retail and Corporate banks at Executive and Board level in the Middle East, Africa, Indian Oceans and the United Kingdom. Karl joined Bank of Maldives as Chief Executive Officer on 23rd October 2022. He was previously CEO of Al Ahli Bank of Kuwait in United Arab Emirates.

Karl joined Al Ahli Bank of Kuwait as the General Manager of its International Banking division in 2010 where he oversaw a wide corporate portfolio before being appointed as CEO of their UAE operations in 2017. Prior to joining Al Ahli Bank of Kuwait, Karl held the position of Regional Corporate Director at Bank Muscat International Bank in Bahrain and was responsible for its Corporate, Commercial, SME and Islamic banking propositions. Karl was also the Regional Managing Director, Indian Oceans at Barclays Bank Mauritius.

Karl has held Executive Directorships at Barclays Bank Tanzania as well as non-Executive Directorships in various institutions including Money on Demand, Barclays Leasing and Barclays Bank Seychelles.

Karl is an Associate of the Chartered Institute of Bankers (South Africa), holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting Science from the University of South Africa and has completed executive programs in France, Switzerland and South Africa.

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Mr. Eugene S. Acevedo

President & Chief Executive Officer

Rizal Commercial Banking Corp.
(Philippines)

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Mr. Acevedo is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Rizal Commercial Banking Corporation or RCBC.

Prior to joining the Bank, he has held senior leadership positions in five banks. He was President and CEO of Philippine National Bank where he led the bank’s rebranding and re-launch of key businesses, resulting into a three-fold rise in the bank’s share price. As SEVP in UnionBank, he transformed retail and corporate banking into major income contributors in three years. He grew the mass market and microfinance businesses through the acquisition of three thrift banks, two rural banks and a remittance company adding over 600 offices to the bank’s network.

He joined Citibank as an Executive Trainee in 1987, and worked across the Asian region in various capacities. He was promoted to Managing Director in 2005 and was Country Treasurer for the Philippines and, later, Hong Kong. In his last post with Citibank, he led the Hong Kong/Taiwan/Macau Global Markets Cluster, and was Treasurer of Citicorp International Ltd.

He graduated BS Physics, magna cum laude, from the University of San Carlos. He took his Masters in Business Management at Asian Institute of Management, and completed the Advanced Management Program at the Harvard Business School.

Mr. Acevedo is keenly interested in banking innovation and transformation. He is a Digital Marketing Professional certified by The Wharton School. He has User Experience accreditation from the British Computer Society Chartered Institute of IT.  He is a Fellow of the Institute of Corporate Directors, Trustee of De La Salle John Bosco College and the Chairman of the FINEX Financial Inclusion Committee.

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Mr. Damith Pallewatte, FRM®, SCR®, FCMA, CGMA

Acting CEO

Hatton National Bank
(Sri Lanka)

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A qualified Banking & Risk Management Professional with 28+ years of experience in the banking sector of which 14+ years in Senior/Corporate Management having exposure to the full spectrum of banking covering Credit, Branch Banking, and Operations including Strategy & Risk Management. He has held Corporate Management Positions in two leading Private Sector Commercial banks in Sri Lanka.

As Senior/Corporate Management Team member he has lead structuring and implementing core solutions to various problems faced by these financial institutions. Those involved developing Requests for Proposals (RFP), Managing Procurement of Leading advisory consultancy, System implementers, and multi-lateral institutions. Some of these larger projects included the likes of Boston Consultancy Group (BCG), Fair Isaac Inc., CRISIL-India, PWC, KPMG, E&Y, Deloitte, and multilateral organizations like World Bank, IFC, ADB. This exposure has helped Mr. Pallewatte to look at Financial Institution space in Sri Lanka not only as a player which generates revenue but as a provider of financial solution to the existing demand in the society leading to impactful growth of the economy and financial inclusion.

Currently Mr. Pallewatte is working as the Deputy General Manager – Wholesale Banking Group overlooking business Segments covering Corporate Banking, Emerging Corporates, Trade Finance, Financial Institutions, Treasury Services, Payments & Cash Management, Custody and Trustee Services, Islamic Banking and Project Finance. Previously he held positions of Deputy General Manager Risk / Chief Risk Officer (CRO)/Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) at Hatton National Bank the second largest private sector commercial bank in Sri Lanka. Prior to joining HNB he was the Chief Risk Officer of Nations Trust Bank PLC.

In November 2021 he was appointed Chairman/Director of Lanka Ventures PLC, a venture Capital Company listed in Colombo Stock Exchange (CSE) and LVL Energy Fund PLC, another entity listed in CSE with investments in renewable and thermal power projects in Sri Lanka, Bangladesh and Nepal. He is also a Director of Acuity Partners (Pvt) Ltd (APL) a full-service investment bank promoted as an equally owned joint venture between HNB & DFCC Bank, and Acuity Securities (Pvt) Ltd an appointed Primary Dealer which is a part of APL group. He has also been appointed as a Director of Lanka Financial Services Bureau Limited [LFSBL] and Vice President/Director of International Chamber of Commerce in Sri Lanka [ICCSL] in January 2024. He holds a Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree from Postgraduate Institute of Management (PIM), University of Sri Jayewardenepura, Sri Lanka and earned his Bachelor of Science – Management (Hons) degree from University of London, London School of Economics (LSE). He has been admitted as a Certified Financial Risk Manager (FRM) by Global Association of Risk Professionals (GARP). he is also an “ACI Operations Certificate” Holder covering Treasury Operations from Financial Markets Association, France, a “Sustainability and Climate Risk Certificate” (SCR) holder from GARP, and a Fellow Member of Chartered Institute of Management Accountants CIMA (FCMA), UK and Chartered Global Management Accountant (CGMA).

He has been appointed to MESANA (Middle East South Asia and North Africa) Regional Advisory Panel of Association of International Certified Professional Accountants (AICPA) for year 2020/21 and MESANA Regional Engagement Panel for 2022/23 by CIMA and elected as Vice Chairman of CIMA Country Network Committee (CNC), Sri Lanka in 2021/22. He has also served as the Chair of South Asia Area Committee of CIMA and AICPA for year 2022/23. He was a past president of Association of Banking Sector Risk Professionals, also Known as the “CRO Forum”. He was also appointed as Chairman of the Technical Committee appointed to recommend technological advancements for Credit Information Bureau of Sri Lanka (CRIB) by Central Bank of Sri Lanka and he was also appointed as a Banking Industry Representative by Sri Lanka Bankers Association, SLBA, to the Committee established on the proposed Financial Assets Management Agency (FAMA).

Mr. Pallewatte has been a resource personnel for Institute of Bankers Sri Lanka (IBSL) and Centre of Banking Studies, Central Bank of Sri Lanka (CBSL) and Sri Lanka Institute of Directors (SLID).

His LinkedIn Profile is also available here.

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Dr. Shing-Shiang Ou

Chairman, BankTaiwan Insurance Brokers

Taiwan Financial Holdings
(Taiwan)

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Dr. Shing-Shiang Ou assumed the Chairmanship of BankTaiwan Insurance Brokers mid-2023, after holding the positions of Senior Executive Vice President at Taiwan Financial Holdings and General Manager of the Department of Economic Research of Bank of Taiwan for several years. Dr. Ou specializes in economic research and banking regulations.

Dr. Ou has an extensive career in banking as Supervisor at China Development Financial Holding Corporation (2001-April 2004); holding currently also the position of Director at China Development Financial Holding Corporation (2004-2007, 2008-2011 & 2015-2019.) He has also held many other positions in the Bank of Taiwan such as Senior Vice President & General Manager of the Department of Auditing, Board of Directors, at the Bank of Taiwan (2010-2014); Senior Vice President & General Manager of Department of Credit Analysis at the Bank of Taiwan (2008-2010); and Senior Vice President & General Manager of the Department of Economic Research at the Bank of Taiwan (2001-2008.)

Dr. Ou started his professional career as Deputy Chief Representative of The Central Bank of China (1994-1997) at the London Representative Office and later was promoted to the Research Economist position of the Department of Economic Research at The Central Bank of China (1997-2001.)

Dr. Ou holds a Ph.D. in Economics from Georgia State University and a B.A. in Economics from National Taiwan University.

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Mr. Morris Li

Chairman

CTBC Bank
(Taiwan)

08Mr. Morris Li has been the Chairman of CTBC Bank since September 27, 2019 after joining CTBC Bank as Vice Chairman on November 29, 2016. He also serves as Chairman of CTBC Bank Corp. (USA) and CTBC Bank Corp. (Canada).

Morris was President and Executive Director of China Guangfa Bank (CGB) from July 2010 to August 2016.

In 2010, Morris was seconded to become President and Executive Director of Guangzhou based China Guangfa Bank (CGB), one of Citigroup’s most important strategic partners globally as well as one of the largest national commercial banks in China.

By the end of 2015, CGB’s total assets grew to almost 1.9 trillion RMB, with a network of 742 branches and more than 30,000 employees.

Prior to joining CGB, Mr. Li was the Citi Country Officer of Citigroup Taiwan and also Chairman of Citibank Taiwan Ltd., a new subsidiary established after Citi Taiwan acquired the Bank of Overseas Chinese in December 2007. The de-merger was successfully completed in Aug. 2009.

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Ms. Ye-Chin Chiou

Chairperon

First Commercial Bank
(Taiwan)

Ms. Chou is currently Chairperson of the First Financial Holding Co. Ltd. after holding similar position at the First Commercial Bank.

Ms. Chou has an extensive career in banking in many of the Taiwan’s best banks, where she held also leadership positions.

Prior to First Commercial Bank’s position, she was President of Bank of Taiwan where she also held the position of Senior Executive Vice-President.

She was also Director in other major Taiwanese banking groups such as Mega Financial Holdiing Company, United Taiwan Bank S.A., Hua Nan Financial Holdings Co. Ltd. and Cathay United Bank.

She has experience in forex and securities after working as Director of Taipei Forex Inc. and BankTaiwan Securities Co. Ltd.

Her banking experience also includes overseas assigments in Hong Kong and Singapore where she was Senior Vice President & General Manager of Bank of Taiwan’s Singapore and Hong Kong branches. She was also Director at the Small and Medium Enterprise Credit Guarantee Fund of Taiwan and Supervisor in Taiwan Power Company.

Ms. Chou holds a Bachelor Degree in Economics from National Taiwan University.

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Dr. Paul C. D. Lei

Chairman

Mega International Commercial Bank
(Taiwan)

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Dr. Paul C.D. Lei is the Chairman of both Mega Financial Holding Co. Ltd. and its major subsidiary, Mega International Commercial Bank, which is one of the largest bank in Taiwan and has nearly 150 domestic and overseas branches.

Currently, Dr. Lei is also one of the Executive Directors of the Central Bank. He was selected as one of Taiwan’s Top 100 CEOs in the global Traditional Chinese version of the 2020 Harvard Business Review.

Prior to joining the Mega Bank, Dr. Lei was the Chairman of both Taiwan Cooperative Financial Holding Co. Ltd. and its major subsidiary Taiwan Cooperative Bank, Executive Director of Central American Bank for Economic Integration (CABEI), Director General of the Finance Bureau of Kaohsiung City Government, Chairman of Central Deposit Insurance Corporation, and advisor of International Cooperation and Development Fund.

Dr. Lei holds  Ph.D. and M.A. in Economics from Cornell University. He also attended National Chengchi University for his M.A. in International Trade.

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Mr. Chaiyarit Anuchitworawong

Senior Executive Vice President & Co-Head of International Banking Group

Bangkok Bank PCL
(Thailand)

CV10Mr. Chaiyarit Anuchitworawong is the Senior Executive Vice President and Co-Head of International Banking Group at Bangkok Bank and he is also currently responsible for Investor Relations.

His previous responsibilities at the Bank included being the Manager of the Office of the President and the General Manager of the Bank’s Hong Kong Branch.

He graduated with a Master of Art in Banking and Finance from University College of North Wales, Bangor, UK and holds a Bachelor of Business Administration in Management (honors) from Assumption University, Thailand.

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Mr. Le Duy Hai

Deputy General Director

Vietnam Bank for Industry and Trade (Vietinbank)
(Vietnam)

Mr. Le Duy Hai is the Deputy General Director of Vietinbank, cum Chairman of Vietinbank Fund Management Company Ltd.

Having more than 16 years of experience in banking sector, Mr. Hai has held various management positions in Vietinbank. He was Deputy Head and then Head of Large Corporate Banking Department, Deputy Director of Corporate Banking Division, Deputy Director of Vietinbank – Ba Dinh Branch, Director of Vietinbank Corporate Banking Division, Chairman of the Members Council of Indovina Bank Limited (concurrently).

Mr. Hai holds a Bachelor Degree in Econometrics from the National Economics University, Vietnam and a Master Degree in Business Administration from Huron University USA in London.

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Mr. Pham Duc An

Chairman

Vietnam Bank of Agriculture & Rural Development
(Vietnam)

2021 1029 Agribank 02 logo 150 x 105Mr. Pham Duc An became Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Vietnam Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (Agribank) on May 1st of 2020 and Chairman of Vietnam Banks Association (VNBA) for the term 2020-2024 on December 2020 after more than 25 years of extensive experience in the banking sector, holding key positions in different important banks in the Vietnam market.

Mr. Pham Duc An started his banking career in 1994 as Officer of the Legal Department at the Bank for Investment and Development of Vietnam (BIDV).

Then he was promoted to Deputy Head of the Legal Department (2000-2001), and Acting Deputy Head of the Legal Department (2001-2004) until he finally became the Head of the Legal Department from 2006 to 2009.

He was then transferred to become Director of BIDV at the Hung Yen Branch (2009-2011) and Deputy General Director of BIDV until he was appointed General Director of the Vietnam-Russian Joint Venture Bank in 2012.

His tenure at the Vietnam-Russian Joint Venture Bank did not last long because he was rapidly promoted to the important position of Deputy General Director of BIDV, where he managed strategic banking functions until June 2014.

In mid 2014, he was appointed Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors of Vietnam Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (Agribank), position that he held until the end of 2018.

From early 2019 until May 2020, Mr. Pham Duc An was the Director General of the State Bank of Vietnam’s Office, just prior to his current appointment as Chairman of Agribank.

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Mr Oliver Hoffmann

Managing Director, Head of Asia

Erste Group Bank AG, Hong Kong Branch
(Austria)

16Oliver joined Erste Group Bank AG in January 2016 as Managing Director & Head of Asia, based in Hong Kong. He started his banking career in 1987 with Deutsche Bank AG in his native Germany and in 1989 moved to Bayerische Vereinsbank AG which became Bayerische Hypo- und Vereinsbank AG and later – after the take-over by UniCredit SpA in 2005 – UniCredit Bank AG.

Oliver was posted in Hong Kong in March 1997 and has been a permanent resident in the city ever since. In his career, he held various senior positions in UniCredit Bank AG and its predecessor institutions, including Team Head for Syndications & Structured Lending, Trade Finance, and Corporate Finance. He also held directorships in various of the bank’s subsidiaries in Hong Kong, Mainland China, and Taiwan. From 2006 on, he served as Chief Executive of the bank’s Hong Kong Branch and as Regional Head of the Financial Institutions Group Asia-Pacific. He was made a member of UniCredit’s Global FIG Executive Committee in 2013.

Oliver holds a degree in Banking and in Business Administration & Economics by the Verwaltungs- und Wirtschaftsakademie, Munich, and is an alumni of The Pacific Rim Bankers Program. He is married and has two children.

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Mr. Eugene S. Acevedo

President & Chief Executive Officer

Rizal Commercial Banking Corp.
(Philippines)

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Mr. Acevedo is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Rizal Commercial Banking Corporation or RCBC.

Prior to joining the Bank, he has held senior leadership positions in five banks. He was President and CEO of Philippine National Bank where he led the bank’s rebranding and re-launch of key businesses, resulting into a three-fold rise in the bank’s share price. As SEVP in UnionBank, he transformed retail and corporate banking into major income contributors in three years. He grew the mass market and microfinance businesses through the acquisition of three thrift banks, two rural banks and a remittance company adding over 600 offices to the bank’s network.

He joined Citibank as an Executive Trainee in 1987, and worked across the Asian region in various capacities. He was promoted to Managing Director in 2005 and was Country Treasurer for the Philippines and, later, Hong Kong. In his last post with Citibank, he led the Hong Kong/Taiwan/Macau Global Markets Cluster, and was Treasurer of Citicorp International Ltd.

He graduated BS Physics, magna cum laude, from the University of San Carlos. He took his Masters in Business Management at Asian Institute of Management, and completed the Advanced Management Program at the Harvard Business School.

Mr. Acevedo is keenly interested in banking innovation and transformation. He is a Digital Marketing Professional certified by The Wharton School. He has User Experience accreditation from the British Computer Society Chartered Institute of IT.  He is a Fellow of the Institute of Corporate Directors, Trustee of De La Salle John Bosco College and the Chairman of the FINEX Financial Inclusion Committee.

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Mr. Antonio Jonathan Alles

Managing Director & CEO

Hatton National Bank
(Sri Lanka)

Mr. Jonathan Alles is former Chairman of the Asian Bankers Association, serving during the term 2019-2021.

Mr. Jonathan Alles is currently the Managing Director & Chief Executive Officer of Hatton National Bank PLC., Sri Lanka since July 2013. In fact, Mr. Alles has held several important positions at the bank since 2010. Upon his return from the UAE, he was appointed Chief Operation Officer from 2010 to 2011, Deputy CEO from 2011 to 2013 and Acting CEO & Executive Director early in 2013.

He counts over 25 years of extensive banking experience having served international banks and HSBC, Sri Lanka, and also at Hatton National Bank during the period September 2002 to June 2005.

He has also served as a Director of Hatton National Bank PLC., HNB Assurance PLC., Sithma Development (Pvt) Ltd., Acuity Partners (Pvt) Ltd., Acuity Stockbrokers (Pvt) Ltd., Lanka Ventures PLC., Lanka Clear (Pvt) Ltd. and Lanka Financial Services Bureau Ltd..

Mr. Alles holds a MBA in Finance from the University of Stirling, UK and is an Associate Member of the Institute of Bankers, Sri Lanka.

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Mr. Daniel Wu

Vice Chairman

CTBC Financial Holding Co., Ltd.

Daniel Wu has over 30 years’ experience working in the U.S., Hong Kong, and Taiwan, leading international financial institutions in developing and expanding their businesses in Asia. He holds a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from the University of Rochester.

Daniel held numerous senior roles in the past, including President of CTBC Financial Holding, Chief Strategy Officer at Taishin Financial Holding (Taiwan), Head of Financial Markets in North Asia at the Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce (Hong Kong), Head of Greater China at Goldman Sachs Asia (Hong Kong), and Head of Capital Markets in Greater China at Bankers Trust (Hong Kong).

He served as Chairman of the Asian Bankers Association (ABA) from 2014 to 2018, becoming the first to be elected for two consecutive terms. Following this, he was Chairman of the ABA Advisory Council from 2018 to 2021. During his tenure, Mr. Wu significantly advanced the ABA by advocating adherence to the Basel II and Basel III frameworks, promoting the regional integration of International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS), and enhancing exchanges among the financial industries of various countries. He also promoted the rapid adoption of new financial technologies and increased understanding of KYC/AML/CFT compliance.

His leadership expanded policy advocacy issues to include financial literacy and cybersecurity, broadened the geographical scope of ABA’s membership to include Bhutan and the Midde East, enhanced member training through collaborations, upgraded the ABA website, established official social media pages, launched a new gold-themed logo, strengthened ties with regional bankers’ associations through MOUs, and introduced Lifetime Achievement Awards to honor former ABA chairmen. These initiatives greatly contributed to the ABA’s progress and development.

With his contribution and continued active participation in the Association, Daniel Wu was conferred title of “ABA Chairman Emeritus” in November 2023.

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Mr. Lorenzo V. Tan

Managing Director

Primeiro Partners

Banker Lorenzo Villanueva Tan is currently Managing Director of Primeiro Partners, an independent investment bank with operations in Manila since 2017.

Mr. Lorenzo Villanueva Tan was Chief Executive Officer and President of Rizal Commercial Banking Corp. from 2007 to 2016.

Mr. Tan served as Chief Executive Officer and President of Sun Life of Canada (Philippines), Inc. from July 2005 to 2007.

Mr. Tan has had extensive experience in banking both in the Philippines and abroad. He served as the Chief Executive Officer and President of Philippine National Bank from April 10, 2002 to April 10, 2005. He served as President and Chief Operating Officer of United Coconut Planters Bank. Mr. Tan also held various positions in Citibank N.A. and Citibank Singapore from 1987 to 1995.

He served as Director of Regional Financial Advisory of Citibank Singapore from 1993 to 1995, Vice President of Global Finance of Citibank Los Angeles, USA from 1991 to 1993 and Assistant Vice President of Citicorp Real Estate of Citibank, New York from 1987 to 1991.

In addition, Mr. Tan has served in 37 Boards of four different organizations across five different industries.

Mr. Tan is a Certified Public Accountant in Pennsylvania, USA and in the Philippines. Mr. Tan graduated from De La Salle University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Commerce and holds a Master of Management degree from the J.L. Kellogg Graduate School of Management in Evanston, Illinois, USA.

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Mr. Rajendra Theagarajah

Managing Director & CEO | Former Managing Director & CEO

Cargills Bank Limited | Hatton National Bank

Rajendra Theagarajah is currently Managing Director & CEO of Cargills Bank Limited and Member of the Board of Directors at Carson Cumberbatch.

He is the former Managing Director and CEO of Hatton National Bank; and also held the position of CEO at National Development Bank in Sri Lanka.

Mr. Theagarajah is an Alumni of Price Waterhouse Coopers Sri Lanka. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Sri Lanka and the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants, UK.

Having obtained an MBA from the Cranfield School of Management, UK, he joined the Chase Manhattan Bank in London and obtained extensive experience in Internal Control Systems, Branch operations, Global Custody and Treasury management within the bank’s Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) Region.

He returned to Sri Lanka in 1992 and joined the Colombo Branch of Banque Indosuez and served as its Deputy General Manager and continued as a member of HNB’s Corporate management team after the takeover of Indosuez Colombo by HNB in 1997.

Mr. Theagarajah is a Past President of the Association of Professional Bankers in Sri Lanka and served as the current chairman of Sri Lanka Banks Association.

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Ms. Susan S. Chang

Advisor | Former Chairperson

The Bankers Association of the Republic of China | Bank of Taiwan

Mrs. Susan S. Chang was Chairperson of Bank of Taiwan. She was Chairperson of the Bankers Association of the Republic of China (ROC). Before her appointment to her position in Bank of Taiwan in July 2008, Mrs. Chang was Administrative Vice Chairperson of the Financial Supervisory Commission. Prior to that, she was Deputy Director of the Economic Research Department at the Council for Economic Planning and Development.

She also served at the Ministry of Finance in various capacities, the last one being Deputy Director of the Department of Monetary Affairs.

Mrs. Chang holds a Masters Degree in Economics from the National Taiwan University.

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Mr. McKinney Y. T. Tsai

Former Chairman of the Board

Mega International Commercial Bank

Mr. McKinney Y. T. Tsai was Chairman of the Mega International Commercial Bank. Prior to joining ICBC, Mr. Tsai was President of the Taiwan Cooperative Bank, and before that, he was Executive Vice President of Chiao Tung Bank.

Mr. Tsai also served the government in various capacities. He was with the Bureau of Monetary Affairs under the Ministry of Finance, as Director of the International Banking Division; Director of the Domestic Banking Division, Director of the Planning and Regulation Division, and eventually Deputy Director General of the Bureau.

He was also Assistant Director at the Department of Control and Evaluation Research, Development and Evaluation Commission of the Executive Yuan.

Mr. Tsai obtained his MA from the Department of Public Finance at the National Chengchi University.

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Mr. Dong-Soo Choi

Former Advisor to the CEO

Shinhan Bank

Mr. Dong-Soo Choi is former Chairman of the Asian Bankers Association, serving during the term 2004-2006.

Mr. Choi has had extensive experience in general management, international banking, wholesale corporate banking, investment banking and asset and liability management through his various postings not only in Korea but overseas as well.

He worked with The Chase Manhattan Bank in Seoul, Hong Kong and New York (1969-1985); with Westpac Banking Corporation in Seoul and Sydney (1985-1994); and with the LG Group in Seoul, Lodz (Poland) and Seattle (1994-1998.)

He served as Director and Deputy President of Chohung Bank from August 1998 to February 2001. Mr. Choi moved to the academy in March 2001 when he joined Hanyang University in Seoul as Lecturer at the Graduate School of International Finance. One year later, he was appointed Deputy President & CFO of Hanssem Co. Ltd. in Seoul, and assumed added duty as President and CEO of the company’s Beijing office in January 2003.

Mr. Choi was elected President and CEO of Chohung Bank in August 2003 and served in that capacity until March 2006. He was appointed Advisor to the CEO of Shinhan Bank following the merger of Chohung Bank and Shinhan Bank in April 2006, and occupied that position until March 2008.

Mr. Choi is now Director of Hansae Co. Ltd, manufacturer and exporter of garments, and concurrently Senior Advisor to Hanwha Group, the 10th largest business group in Korea.

Mr. Choi graduated from Seoul National University majoring in Business Administration. He attended the Graduate School of Foreign Trade at Sung Kyun Kwan University and the Executive Management Program of the School of Business Administration at the University of Washington.

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Dr. Yung-San Lee

Former Chairman

International Commercial Bank of China | Chang Hwa Commercial Bank, Ltd.

Dr. Yung-san Lee was former Minister of Finance of the Republic of China, and was Chairman of GreTai Securities Market. He served as ROC Finance Minister from January to October 2002. Prior to his appointment to the Finance Ministry, Dr. Lee was chairman of the International Commercial Bank of China, one of Taiwan’s largest commercial banks.

He also worked as chairman of the Taipei-based Farmers Bank of China from 1994 to 1998. Before that, he was general manager of the Chiao Tung Bank and director at the Institute of Economics of the Academia Sinica. Dr.Lee served as Chairman of the Bankers Association of Taipei.

Dr. Lee holds a Ph.D. in economics from the University of Wisconsin in the United States, and has taught economics at National Taiwan University between 1970 and 1994.

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YBhg Senator Tan Sri Amirsham A Aziz

Chairman | Former President & CEO

Themed attractions and Sdn Bhd | Malayan Banking Berhad

Datuk Amirsham Aziz was former President and CEO of Malayan Banking Berhad (Maybank). He later became Chairman of Themed attractions and Sdn Bhd.

He joined Maybank in 1997 after a four-year stint with Hanafiah Rasian Mohamad, a public accounting firm. He started as a loan manager for Maybank Finance Corp., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Maybank. In May 1982, he was transferred to Maybank as Assistant General Manager, Domestic Banking Division.

After three years, he was seconded to Asiavest Merchants Bankers to help reconstruct the bank. Six months later, he moved back to Maybank as Asst. General Manager of the Treasury Division, and later promoted as General Manager, Finance.

He assumed higher positions over the next few years, culminating in his appointment to President and CEO of Maybank in 1994. Aside from being Managing Director of Maybank, Datuk Amirsham also served on the boards of numerous Maybank Group subsidiaries and other leading organizations.

He was also a Cabinet Minister, Prime Minister’s Department, Government of Malaysia from March 2008 to April 2009, heading the Economic Planning Unit and Department of Statistics. He served on Advisory Panel to Bank Negara Malaysia and was also the Chairman of the Malaysian National Economic Advisory Council from 2009 to 2011.

He was the Chairman at Malaysian Industrial Development Authority in 2012. He served as an Independent Non-Executive Director of CapitaMalls Asia Limited from 2011 to 2014.

He is a member of the Malaysian Institute of Certified Public Accountants (MICPA). He is a Certified Public Accountant and holds a Bachelor of Economics (Honours) degree, majoring in Accounting from the University of Malaya in 1973.

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Hon. Peter B. Favila

Monetary Board Member | Former President

Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas | PNB

Mr. Peter B. Favila was Chairman of the ABA from 1996 to 1998. He was then President of the state-owned Philippine National Bank (PNB). At that time, he was one of the youngest bank presidents in the country. Before joining the PNB in June 1995, Mr. Favila was president of Security Bank Corp..

Prior to that, he was director of treasury of Exchange Capital Corp., an affiliate of Jardine Fleming of Hong Kong. From 1974 to 1980, he was senior vice president of Metropolitan Bank & Trust Co. In 1967, he was a foreign clerk and money market trader at Citibank N.A. His first job was messenger, clearing clerk and bookkeeper at the now defunct Merchants Banking Corp.

After his term as ABA Chairman ended, Mr. Favila became President of Allied Banking, and later President of the Philippine Stock Exchange. He then became the Secretary of the Department of Trade and Industry.

Mr. Favila graduated with a banking and finance degree from the University of Sto. Tomas. He also took the Advanced Management Program at Wharton School of Finance.

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Dr. David K. P. Li

Executive Chairman

The Bank of East Asia, Ltd.

Dr. David K. P. Li is Executive Chairman of The Bank of East Asia, Ltd., a major Hong Kong-based bank with extensive operations in Mainland China and overseas, including branches in Singapore, London, Manchester, Birmingham, New York and Los Angeles.

Dr. Li is also a director of The Hong Kong and China Gas Co., The Hongkong and Shanghai Hotels, San Miguel Brewery and Vitasoy International Holdings (all listed in Hong Kong).

He devotes considerable time to public service. He is Chairman of the Advisory Board of The Salvation Army Hong Kong and Macau Territory, and Chairman of the Executive Committee of St. James’ Settlement. He was a Member of the Legislative Council of Hong Kong representing the Finance Constituency from 1985 to 2012, and a Member of the Executive Council of Hong Kong from 2005 to 2008.

An ardent supporter of education, Dr. Li is the Pro-Chancellor of the University of Hong Kong and Chairman of the Executive Committee of The Friends of Cambridge University in Hong Kong, which has supported over 230 Hong Kong students to earn an undergraduate degree at the University of Cambridge since 1982.

He was a Member of The Preparatory Committee for the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, a Hong Kong Affairs Adviser to the People’s Republic of China and Vice-Chairman of the Basic Law Drafting Committee, which laid the groundwork for the laws of Hong Kong after June 30, 1997. He has also served on the main boards and international advisory boards of prominent international companies based in Europe, the United Kingdom and the United States.

Dr. Li has an M.A. in economics and law from the University of Cambridge. He is a Fellow of The Chartered Institute of Bankers and the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales.

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Dr. Mochtar Riady

Chairman

Lippo Group & Mochtar Riady Institute for Nanotechnology

Dr. Mochtar Riady is former Chairman of PT LippoBank Tbk in Indonesia and former Chairman of Lippo Group in Hong Kong. Lippo is a multinational group of companies spanning the Pacific Basin with interests in commercial banking, investment banking, insurance, urban development, information technology, and a variety of industrial activities.

Dr. Riady is Chairman or Member of the Board of various educational institutions, including the University of California USA and the Fulbright College of Arts & Sciences of the University of Arkansas USA, as well as professional associations, such as the Indonesian Banking Federation.

Dr. Riady graduated from the Southeast University in Nanking, China, and was awarded an Honorary Doctor of Laws by the Golden Gate University in San Francisco, USA.

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Dr. Amnuay Viravan

Chairman | Former Chairman & Executive of the Board

Saha-Union Public Co., Ltd. | Bangkok Bank PCL

Dr. Amnuay Viravan was actively involved in public affairs of Thailand until his resignation from the Cabinet and retirement from politics in June 1997.

From 1992 to 1997, Dr. Amnuay was appointed to three different Cabinet positions, namely, Deputy Prime Minister, Foreign Minister and Finance Minister. He was also leader of the Nam Thai Political Party from 1994 to 1996.

Dr. Amnuay started his career in government in 1958 and rose to the ranks of department heads or higher, including the posts of Secretary General of the Board of Investment, Director General of Customs and Permanent Secretary for Finance.

Upon his retirement from the civil services in 1997 when he was 45, Dr. Amnuay joined a number of business organizations first as Chairman of Saha-Union Corporation, a diversified industrial group, and later as Executive Chairman of Bangkok Bank Ltd. Dr. Amnuay currently takes the positions as Chairman of Saha-Union Public Co., Ltd., Chairman of Asia Cement Public Co. Ltd, and Chairman of Bangkok Grand Pacific Lease PLC.

Secretariat

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Dr. Darson Chiu, Ph.D.

Secretary-Treasurer

Asian Bankers Association

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Mr. Amador Honrado

Deputy Secretary

Asian Bankers Association

Amador R. Honrado, Jr. has been the Deputy Director of the Asian Bankers Association (ABA) since 1996 where he has been managing the association’ day-to-day activities at the Secretariat.

Simultaneously, Mr. Honrado has been the Deputy Director-General of the Confederation of Asia-Pacific Chambers of Commerce and Industry (CACCI) since 1996 where he is also in charge of operating and planning the organization’s activities that cover the whole Asia Pacific region.

From 1994 to 1996, he worked as Senior Officer and Directors’ Assistant in the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Secretariat in Jakarta. Years earlier he functioned as Management Specialist at the Center for Research and Communications (CRC) (now called the University of Asia and the Pacific) in Manila from 1990 to 1991 and had an extended tenure as Manager in SGV & Co. – Manila, from 1981 to 1989.

He started his extensive career in 1979 as Economics Specialist at the Private Development Corporation of the Philippines (PDCP) in Manila where he worked until 1981.

Mr. Honrado holds a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics from the University of San Carlos, Cebu City and Masters of Arts in Economics (Academic Units) from the University of the Philippines and in Business Administration (Academic Units) from the Ateneo de Manila Graduate School.

He also participated in seminars on Transfer of Technology (INSEAD, Kuala Lumpur) and Management Consulting (Andersen Consulting, Chicago)

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