2nd Annual BAFT Asia Briefing

Exclusive Invite Only Event

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2nd Annual BAFT Asia Briefing
Tuesday, May 10, 2016
8:00AM – 2:00PM
JW Marriott
Hanoi, Vietnam

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The 2nd Annual BAFT Asia Briefing brings the financial community, its partners and providers together in a half-day thought leadership discussion on topical issues affecting the transaction banking industry today. This is an exclusive invite only event held in conjunction with The Asian Banker Summit. We expect a diverse group of attendees – bankers, consultants, corporates and other providers – from various key management levels in the Asia Pacific region and other cities across the globe.

Tod Burwell
President and CEO

Mr. Tod Burwell is the President & Chief Executive Officer of BAFT. Prior to being promoted to CEO, he served as the Senior Vice President of Trade Products with oversight of all trade-related initiatives including the Global Trade Industry Council, Trade Committees, and other strategic initiatives of the organization. Mr. Burwell has over 25 years of trade, supply chain and cash management experience as a banking practitioner, as well as serving as a consultant to global corporations and suppliers of strategically integrated trade solutions. Prior to joining BAFT, Mr. Burwell was a Managing Director at JPMorgan Chase and held senior global management roles responsible for trade operations, launching the logistics business and managing global product sales for trade finance and logistics management.

Biography - Boon-Hiong Chan  Deutsche Bank_Feb 2016_FINAL 1.pdf - Adobe ReaderBoon-Hiong Chan
Director, Head of Market Advocacy Asia Pacific
Deutsche Bank AG Singapore

Boon leads Deutsche Bank's regional Market Advocacy team in Global Transaction Banking, Asia Pacific. Together with his team, they provide clients, markets, and Deutsche Bank with regulatory and trend analysis to support sustainable growth and sound business practices. Boon currently serves as the Sherpa of the Trade & Supply Chain Finance work stream in APEC's Asia Pacific Financial Forum. In addition, he is also the Chair of the Association of Global Custodians Asia Focus committee and a Vice-Chair of the European chamber of Commerce Singapore's Financial Services Committee.

Ong Chee Cheng
Director, Sales - ASEAN
ACI Worldwide

Mr. Ong Chee Cheng serves as Director, Sales and is responsible for ACI Worldwide’s business in the ASEAN region. The primary focus for Mr. Cheng is to grow and partner with ACI’s customer base on the use of the company’s software solutions in the payments space. He is responsible for planning and executing sales strategies, maintaining and servicing existing accounts, managing and improving partner and customer relationships and creating new business opportunities across ASEAN in banking, merchant and financial services markets. Mr. Cheng has been a leader in the banking and payments industry for many years, holding positions at various financial technology companies in Consulting, Practice Operations, Sales and Business Development. Prior to ACI, Mr. Cheng served in executive roles at Accenture, WorldGroup Consulting, Logica and S1 Corporations.

Jen HoltonJennifer Holton
Vice President & Product Line Manager – Transaction Banking
ACI Worldwide

Jennifer Holton serves as Vice President, Product Line Manager for ACI's Transaction Banking line of products, which includes Universal Online Banker, ACI’s online & mobile commercial banking solution, Global Trade Manager, which supports ACI’s global trade finance customers, MTS, ACI’s commercial payments processing engine, which also include support for Immediate Payments processing.Jennifer is responsible for ensuring ACI’s Transaction Banking products meet the payment and cash management needs of businesses of all sizes – from small business to multi-national corporations - throughout the world. Jennifer has been a leader in the commercial banking and payments processing industry for 19 years, holding positions at various financial technology companies in Business Analysis, Product Management and business line management of commercial payments products.She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Technical Communication from the Georgia Institute of Technology and the Certified Treasury Professional (CTP) designation given by the Association for Financial Professionals (AFP). Jennifer currently lives and works outside of Atlanta, Georgia, USA.

Andrew KohAndrew Koh
Deputy Chief Manager, Risk Management
China Construction Bank, Singapore

Andrew Koh is a notable thought leader, risk, compliance and governance expert with over 25 years of working experience covering banking, finance, cards and payment sectors. He has work in credit, market, operational, regulatory, sovereign, portfolio and integrated risk management roles, along with cross-functional roles in audit, compliance, fraud and technology risk management. As a recognized keynote speaker, panelist moderator and adviser in major conferences, he has presented to board members, directors, C-suite executives, industry experts from central banks, government bodies, financial institutions, major Asian and U.S. Fortune 500 corporations. Mr. Koh has been actively involved in Singapore fin-tech start-ups a.k.a. new “Silicon Valley” and has written a series of articles on Rethinking Enterprise Risk Management for an award winning risk magazine, StrategicRisk.

Huynh Buu QuangHuynh Buu Quang
Chief Executive Officer
Maritime Bank

Mr. Huynh Buu Quang has almost 20 years of work experience, holding several senior positions in Executive Board of the HSBC Group in Vietnam and Asia Pacific. He has contributed significantly to building a strong, high quality workforce in many specialized functions and achieved outstanding business results every year at the group. In 2012, Mr. Huynh Buu Quang has assumed the position of Regional Head of Global Trade and Receivables Finance, Asia Pacific International, HSBC Asia Pacific, being in charge of nine countries in the Asia Pacific region including Japan, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, the Philippines, Brunei, Sri Lanka, Mauritius and New Zealand. From late 2013 until joining Maritime Bank, he assumed the position of Managing Director and Head of Commercial Banking of HSBC Group in Indonesia, one of the 20 largest economies in the world.

Raja Raman SCBRaja Raman
Director, Channel Management
Standard Chartered Bank

Mr. Raja Raman serves as Director channel management for Standard Chartered Bank managing Host-2-Host connectivity suite of products. In his current role he is also responsible for multi bank and third party based connectivity solutions for the bank’s clients. He is a keen advocate of ISO20022 messaging standards in the emerging markets and works very closely with the key clients of the bank. Prior to channel management role, Mr. Raman has managed a number of key technology initiatives in payments and transaction banking space for the bank and holds a certification in International Cash Management.

Dilip Rao
Managing Director, Asia-Pacific

Mr. Dilip Rao heads up business development and operations for Ripple Labs in the Asia-Pacific region. In this role he engages with leading banks, regulators and central banks to enable innovation on the Ripple platform. Mr. Rao has over 25 years of experience in senior management with technology multinationals in technical, sales and marketing roles in Asia. He has consulted to major banks and corporates in Australia on innovation and was founder of Australia's first person-to-person payments startup.

Radish Singh
Partner / Executive Director, Deloitte Forensic
FCC/ AML/KYC& CDD/ Sanctions Lead – SEA
Deloitte & Touche Financial Advisory Services Singapore

Ms. Radish Singh has 18 years experience in the field of financial services regulations, compliance, anti-bribery and corruption, conduct of business and financial crime (AML/ Sanctions). She currently leads Deloitte’s South East Asia Financial Crime Compliance practice. Her experience includes regulatory, business conduct policy formulation, legislative drafting, anti-money laundering, outsourcing, implementing anti-bribery and corruption policy, advising on data protection matters, establishing corporate governance codes, stock exchange supervision/rules and securities laws. Ms. Singh has been actively presenting on global regulatory reform as a result of the G20 initiatives to major banks and institutions in Singapore and in various public forums. Prior to Deloitte, she was with PwC, Securities Commission Malaysia, Dubai Financial Services Authority, The Royal Bank of Scotland, HSBC, Dubai International Financial Centre Authority and DIFC Investments. She was an Executive Committee member of the Dubai International Financial Centre Authority and Data Protection Commissioner for Dubai International Financial Centre (based on the EU Data Privacy law). She has previously headed Compliance and Risk function and held a regional head role for KYC/CDD function for a major global bank.

Louise Taylor
Head of Financial Institutions Group, APAC
Global Transaction Banking

Ms. Louise Taylor was appointed Head of FIG APAC, Global Corporate Banking, in October 2014, relocating from London to Singapore. In this position she has responsibility for driving Barclays Corporate Banking FIG franchise across the APAC region. Ms. Taylor joined Barclays in 2002, and has held a number of positions, including Head of Global Client Solutions wherein she led an assessment of the ramifications of regulatory change on Transactional Banking. She also served as a member of the senior leadership team for FIG where she supported the Corporate Bank’s broader agenda and value proposition for clients. Prior to this she held a number of Relationship Management roles working with clients across the UK and North America after completing Barclays Business Leadership Program.

Geoffrey TunbridgeGeoffrey Tunbridge
Principal Solution Consultant, APAC
ACI Worldwide

Geoff Tunbridge is a Principal Solution Consultant in APAC for ACI Worldwide. Based in Sydney, Geoff is responsible for leading a team of consultants across Australia, New Zealand and Singapore, that assist clients in evaluating and defining strategic payment solutions. Geoff has more than 15 years’ experience in payments and transactional banking, having worked at major banks in Australia and Asia and for global consulting firms including Accenture and CSC. Prior to this Geoff worked in the United Kingdom in a number of IT strategy, solution architecture and product management roles. The wide range of client engagement and transactional banking solutions that Geoff has delivered give him an appreciation of the entire payments value chain, including the opportunities for cash and working capital optimization across all participants.

John Wong
Asia Council Co-Chair
Group Head, Transaction Banking

As the Managing Director & Group Head of Transaction Banking for Maybank, Mr. John Wong drives the Transaction Banking division comprising four distinct and inter-linked business units (Cash management, Trade & Supply Chain Financing, Securities Services and Financial Institutions (FI) and Non-Bank FI) involved in the manufacturing and provision of transactional banking services across all client segments across ASEAN countries, Malaysia, and Greater China. Prior to joining Maybank, he held various key positions in Standard Chartered Bank such as Head of Product Management & Implementation; Director, Head of Global Corporate Sales, Transaction Banking; Head of Consumer Transaction Banking and Head of Personal Banking, Distribution. Mr. Wong is a member of the Executive Board for International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) Malaysia and holds the position of Chairman under the Banking Working Committee for ICC Malaysia. He is also Chairman of Permanent Committee on ASEAN Inter-Regional Relations for the ASEAN Bankers Association (ABA), associate member of the Institute of Bankers Malaysia (IBBM) and is a BAFT board of director and co-chair of BAFT Asia Council.

UntitledMatthew Worthy
Senior Technologist, Digital Asia
Westpac Banking Corporation, Singapore

Matthew Worthy is a senior technologist at Westpac, Singapore. He is an accomplished senior leader and entrepreneur with over 25 years of experience in delivering innovative business and front-to-back technology solutions across retail, private and investment banking spaces at Credit Suisse, Barclays Capital and Westpac. Applying disruptive technologies to deliver a new digital platform providing innovative services to Westpac’s clients in Asia is currently a key area of focus for Matthew. Matthew is passionate about innovation and is actively involved in local FinTech and IoT start-up communities in Singapore and Vietnam.