The Innoxcell Asia Pacific Summit is the most extensive legal, regulatory, compliance, risk and fraud gathering in Hong Kong, Beijing, Shanghai, Singapore, Australia and the United States. IAS is the only event of its kind that will run multiple paths covering the great diversity of topics in the area of bribery, fraud, investigation, financial crime and legal technology.
Innoxcell aims to provide a knowledge-driven platform for legal and compliance executives and professionals from different industries to explore the latest best legal and business practices, catch-up with latest regulatory updates, establish networking with prominent legal professionals around the Globe, as well as visit the legal technology and solutions exhibition. IAS is a legal and compliance community gathering you should attend.
Over 20 Sessions
Director, EY FIDS
Alice has over 13 years of experience in financial crime compliance and fraud investigations. She has advised global financial institutions and multinational corporations across Asia in a variety of capacities including anti-money laundering compliance reviews and investigations, fraud and corruption investigations, fraud risk assessment, forensic accounting and litigation support.
In addition to consulting experience, Alice has worked in-house as financial crime compliance professional. At BlackRock Asset Management, she led the execution of the AML program in the Asia Pacific region and addressed the AML compliance risk in entering into new markets. Prior to this, she oversaw the implementation of financial crime framework in the Greater China and North East Asia region for Standard Chartered Bank.
Registered Foreign Lawyer (New South Wales), Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
Tess works with multinational organisations on a broad range of employment matters across Asia Pacific.
Based in Hong Kong, Tess assists clients with all manner of employment issues with particular expertise in providing strategic advice on multi-jurisdictional compliance and restructuring projects in the Asia Pacific region and managing employee grievances and terminations.
Tess works with clients in banking, financial and professional services, technology, FMCG, retail and pharmaceuticals. She is focused on delivering practical, innovative and commercial outcomes and developing strong relationships with her clients.
Tess works with clients to develop employment contracts, policies, incentive schemes and work rules and advising on effective workforce management strategy. She also helps clients manage compliance risks including in relation to employee entitlements, contingent workers, assignments and data protection.
Through undertaking secondments with a multinational banking and financial services company with employees across APAC and a top 15 ASX-listed organisation, Tess has gained valuable insights into the commercial and operational drivers of large corporations which she applies to her practice.
Tess, who was previously based in Sydney, has acted in some of the most significant discrimination litigation in the Federal Court of Australia and has worked with clients in matters in the Supreme Court of New South Wales and the industrial and human rights tribunals.
Tess regularly conducts workplace investigations and has appeared for clients in mediations and conciliations. She is an accomplished presenter and trainer, regularly providing training seminars to clients and other members of the profession.
Managing Partner, Greater China, Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
May is managing partner of our Greater China offices. She specialises in cross-border China-related and regional Asian disputes and contentious regulatory matters.
Her practice covers a range of commercial disputes and regulatory issues. She has advised governments, government-owned entities and commercial clients (including financial institutions and energy companies) in Asia, Europe and the United States, including acting as counsel and advocate in arbitrations under various rules and court proceedings. May is based in Hong Kong but also spends time in Herbert Smith Freehills' Shanghai and Beijing offices, and has also practiced in London, Singapore and Tokyo. She has published several articles on arbitration and dispute resolution, and speaks Bahasa (Malaysian and Indonesian), Chinese (Mandarin and Cantonese) and English, and is qualified as a solicitor of England and Wales and Hong Kong.
May is a CEDR accredited mediator and an arbitrator in the HKIAC List of Arbitrators.
Sales Director, Nuix
Simon has more than 15 years of experience in the IT sector. In previous roles, he has worked for CSC where he led the system integration business for Singapore. And since, Simon has been working with fast growing start ups in the data analytics and automation field, as the region head to build the business in Asia. Currently, he heads up the commercial territory of Asia for Nuix.
Group Chief Compliance Officer, FWD Group
Julie has worked in Compliance and Risk Management roles in Financial Services for over 31 years including Chief/Head of Compliance roles across Westpac Banking Corporation, Bank of Queensland and as Chief Risk and Compliance Officer for GE Capital Insurance in Australia and New Zealand. Most recently Julie has spent over 4 years in Hong Kong in her current role as Group Chief Compliance Officer for a startup Insurer FWD and her oversight responsibilities cover Hong Kong, Macau, Philippines, Indonesia, Singapore, Vietnam and Japan. Julie has considerable experience in developing and implementing compliance and risk management programs across a diverse range of businesses and across many aspects of financial services.
Julie is a CCP Fellow of the GRC Institute ( formerly known as ACI) and has served as a Director on the Board and as Vice President for two terms. Julie is also a certified International Compliance professional and holds bachelor degrees in in both Law and in Commerce with a major in Marketing from the University of New South Wales in Australia.
Chief Executive Officer, The Mekong Club
Matt Friedman is an international human trafficking expert. From 2006 to 2012, Matt was the Regional Project Manager of the United Nations Inter-Agency Project on Human Trafficking (UNIAP) in Thailand, an inter-agency coordinating body that links the United Nations system with governments and civil society groups in China, Cambodia, Lao PDR, Myanmar, Thailand, and Vietnam.
From 1991-2006, Matt worked for the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) in Thailand, Bangladesh and Nepal. For over a decade, he worked passionately to design and manage both domestic and regional human trafficking programs. He also helped establish a counter-trafficking regional training centre, participated in resource mobilization, and produced of two award-winning international films about sex trafficking.
Matt is a technical advisor to numerous governments. He is frequently cited in the news media and has been invited to speak at major conferences around the world, and is the author of nine books.
Director, Country Information Risk Management, Asia, Manulife Financial
Kelvin Lam is a certified information technology risk management executive with more than 18 years progressive career in multinational organizations and financial institutes, strategic leadership, advisory and guidance for senior business executives and board of directors. Strong exposure to Asia and regulation, proficient interpersonal and advisory skills, always well planned and good judgment even at critical situation.
Leadership, direction, advisory and guidance on information technology and security risk management for Asia countries with business executives, board of directors, COO, CIO, legal & compliance and business executives’ stakeholder. Oversee country information technology security risk management, establish and manage a team of information technology security and risk profession country IRM leads located at Hong Kong & regional office, China, Japan, Malaysia, Singapore, Philippines, Indonesia, Thailand, Vietnam and Cambodia provides advisory, governance and guidance enabling business objectives.
Define strategic direction and tactical plan ensure a comprehensive information technology and risk programs aligning mission & vision with business goals. Participate in business executive management committee meeting, board of directors meeting, IT steering committee, country information risk council. Strong understanding of APAC regulatory environment, provides guidance, participate and lead the team direct engagement in Asia countries regulators’ review, assessment and examination, represent information security and risk in country level in collaborate with countries executives’ COO, CEO and in good results.
Managing Consultant, Binary Solutions Limited
Cypri began his career with a large Enterprise-Solution company in Hong Kong, where he was responsible for designing information security and data centers related solutions for customers. These solutions included the use of technologies such as, firewalls and VPNs, anti-virus and anti-spam, web content filtering, employee computer-behavior monitoring, Digital Video Recording, biometric door access controls, etc.
During his service there, Cypri created a safe and secure online collaboration environment for a multi-national pharmaceutical firm, protected 3.5 million web-mail accounts from viruses and spam for one of the biggest online media and portal companies, helped the largest UN charity organization protect their computer networks from hackers, viruses, and spam, and enabled major educational institutes in Hong Kong comply with the government’s Web-based School Administration and Management System (WebSAMS) requirements.
Cypri then joined a global risk consulting company working across Asia Pacific as an Information Security Consultant. He was responsible for a variety of Computer Forensic investigation projects and information security projects, including but not limited to lawful on-site digital evidence acquisition, computer and mobile phones forensics investigations, advising clients on how to protect their sensitive information, auditing credit card processing systems, providing information security risks assessments for banks, online intelligence gathering and investigations, computer networks vulnerability assessment and penetration tests, etc.
He then joined one of the Big 4 accounting firms in the world to assist the Director of Analytic and Forensic Technology to lead the computer forensic and eDiscovery practice in Hong Kong.
Before founding Binary Solutions Limited to offer the ”Business Information Protection” information security services and “Fact Finder” investigation services, he was hired by a global leader of IT security risk and compliance management solutions provider and was responsible for the Information Risk Assessment and the Regulatory Compliance market in the Greater China and the Asia Pacific region.
Cypri speaks English, Mandarin, and Cantonese.
Global Head of Cyber Security, AIA Group
Alex Quintieri is the Head of Cyber Security for AIA Group, life insurance business present in 18 markets across Asia Pacific. Alex leads the cyber security strategy, along with its implementation and operations, for AIA Group. Alex is a veteran in cyber security, with 16+ years of experience, defining and implementing IT security strategic plans, in financial services and technology services sectors. Alex came to AIA from Prudential, where he was the Director of IT Security Operations for Prudential in Asia region. Before Prudential, Alex was the Deputy CISO for GE Capital in Asia Pacific, General Electric financial services business.
Managing Director, Consilio
An expert in strategic sales, Dan Whitaker has held a number of sales leadership and general management positions in technology-focused and software organizations here in China and in the United States. Soon after arriving in Shanghai in 2008, Dan led the successful sponsorship sales effort for the USA Pavilion at the Shanghai 2010 World Expo along with the Pavilion’s Corporate Social Responsibility and Community Outreach efforts.
In addition to his professional endeavors in the software business, Dan also serves in a volunteer role as the Chair of the USA Girl Scouts Overseas, Shanghai Chapter, with over 600 girls, 50 troops, and 15 international schools enrolled.
Dan first lived in China in 1996 in Kunming, Yunnan province, after graduating from the University of Vermont (UVM) with an M.A. in History. He also holds an M.B.A. from the University of Connecticut (UCONN) and a B.A. from Southern Methodist University (SMU) in Dallas, TX.
Partner, Asia Head - Financial Services Regulatory, Herbert Smith Freehills
William has over a decade of experience in advising on financial services regulatory matters, both in an advisory and a contentious context.
William has broad experience of advising on a range of regulatory topics, which include firms' governance structures, senior management accountability, anti-money laundering and terrorist financing compliance, systems and controls, market misconduct, fintech, cyber-security and conduct of business matters.
William also regularly advises on the extraterritorial impact of third country regulation, such as MiFID II and the EU Benchmark Regulation, on financial services firms operating in Asia. His clients comprise investment banks, wholesale and retail banks and other financial institutions, including private wealth managers, hedge funds, investment managers and private equity firms.
Sr. Director, Global Regulatory Compliance Strategist, Dun & Bradstreet
Hong is a financial services compliance expert with extensive international experience and 15+ years background in Risk & Compliance, Data Governance, Strategy and Banking Operations.
She is a senior compliance expert and strategist, covering AML, Anti-Bribery/Corruption(ABC) and Third Party Risk Management(TPRM). Hong specializes in developing and delivering large compliance platforms, risk assessments and regulatory affairs across global markets. She also provides thought leadership to various publications and has a patent pending on Beneficial Ownership calculation. Hong is responsible for developing D&B’s compliance product strategy, partnership, and alliances initiatives.
Prior to joining D&B, Hong worked for Goldman Sachs and BNP Paribas where she managed functions including client onboarding, data governance, AML/KYC, and Dodd-Frank compliance practices and programs.
Hong holds a Bachelor’s degree in International Finance and a Master’s degree in Accounting, as well as an MBA from CU Leeds School of Business. Hong is a Certified Advanced Anti-Money Laundering Specialist with focus on Compliance Audit (CAMS-Audit). The CAMS-Audit designation is an advanced-level certification and is the first of its kind in the AML and financial crime prevention community.
Sales Director, Nuix
Group Chief Compliance Officer, FWD Insurance
Partner, EY FIDS
Winnie Ho is a Partner of the Fraud Investigation & Dispute Services in EY Hong Kong. She has over 14 years of forensic accounting experience conducting fraud investigations, FCPA compliance assessments, forensic due diligence, third party compliance audits and anti-money laundering services serving multinationals, law firms and financial institutions in Hong Kong, Mainland China and the APAC region, including 6 years in Shanghai. Winnie has served multinational clients in a wide range of industries including telecommunications, technologies, life sciences, manufacturing, real estate and financial institutions.
Manager, EY FIDS
Yenny Angzas is manager in Hong Kong office of the Fraud Investigation & Dispute Services (FIDS) practice of Ernst & Young. She has a wide range of experience in IT industry, especially on IT Security. Her current role in EY is focusing on forensic data analytic and cyber incident investigation. Prior to EY, she conducted penetration testing, application security review and source code review for multinational banking group; assisted in IT risk management; and worked with a number of client in implementing and managing secure software development lifecycle.
She holds Offensive Security Certified Professional (OSCP), SANS GIAC Certified Penetration Tester (GPEN) and SANS GIAC Certified Forensic Examiner (GCFE).
MBA (Henley) CAMS CFE, Head of Actionable Research Programmes, Liberty Asia
Mr. Farrer joined the Liberty Asia team in mid-2015 (www.libertyasia.org), and leads the actionable research team that, in collaboration with NGOs, due diligence firms, and professional advisory and service providers, collates and format information designed specifically inform to the financial services sector under the anti money laundering (AML) framework, to proactively identify those individuals and entities that are either directly facilitating or indirectly financially benefiting from human (and / or wildlife) trafficking.
Prior to this, Mr. Farrer was the regional head of intelligence for a global financial institution, covering Greater China and North & East Asia, leading a world-class team, pioneering the use of open source intelligence & techniques to proactively identify & mitigate anti money laundering risk.
Senior Manager, EY FIDS
Roderique joined Ernst & Young in September 2012 where he has been specializing in data analytics for insurance and banking clients across the region. In light of recent regulatory pressures Rod has seen an accelerated growth in an already expanding AML program and has worked with banks and securities firms across the region to help satisfy regulator requirements. Rod has worked with various different technologies and vendors within the industry as well as numerous EY developed fraud and AML management solutions
Senior Registered Foreign Lawyer (England And Wales), Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
Pamela is a senior member of Herbert Smith Freehill's Corporate Crime & Investigations team and has worked out of the firm's Singapore and Hong Kong offices for the past 6 years. She advises global and regional organisations on corporate crime, investigations and related issues, with particular focus on large, complex, cross-border internal and regulatory investigations and disputes. Pamela has broad sector experience, spanning national and global energy majors, international and regional investment banks and other financial services providers, transport companies, and manufacturers and clients in the technology and telecommunications sectors.
Senior Associate, Herbert Smith Freehills
Antony Crockett is a Senior Associate with Herbert Smith Freehills. Antony specialises in complex cross-border dispute resolution. He has extensive experience advising governments, international organisations and private sector clients in the area of public international law, including in relation to human rights, State and diplomatic immunity, sanctions and embargoes, recognition of States and governments, treaty law and international economic law. Antony also advises clients in relation to the cross-border aspects of criminal investigations.
Antony is tri-qualified, in Australia (Victoria), England & Wales and Hong Kong SAR. He holds an LLB and BSc from the University of Melbourne and an LLM from the London School of Economics and Political Science.
Antony is ranked in Chambers Global 2017 for Business and Human Rights Law, where he is described as "an outstanding lawyer in this area".
Counsel, Davis Polk & Wardwell
Mr. Zhu is counsel in Davis Polk's Litigation Department, currently practicing as a Registered Foreign Lawyer in Hong Kong. He relocated from the firm’s New York office to Hong Kong in 2013. He represents multinational corporations, financial institutions and individuals in cross-border regulatory enforcement and internal investigations relating to the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, U.S. economic sanctions, anti-money laundering, market manipulation, securities fraud and related governance and compliance advice.
Mr. Zhu has extensive experience in compliance due diligence for M&A and IPO transactions. He also has experience in U.S.-based civil litigation involving Asia-based defendants. He has represented clients in banking, health care, technology, entertainment, insurance and hospitality, with a particular focus in China, Japan and Southeast Asia. Mr. Zhu also frequently advises on risks associated with state secrecy, data privacy and cross-border data export issues.
Counsel, Davis Polk & Wardwell
Mr. Chang is counsel in Davis Polk’s Litigation Department, currently practicing as a Registered Foreign Lawyer in Hong Kong. He represents clients in a wide variety of criminal, regulatory enforcement, arbitration and civil litigation matters. His recent matters include representing financial institutions in connection with investigations concerning sanctions and anti-money laundering compliance, market manipulation, and securities fraud related issues. Mr. Chang regularly advises clients concerning investment disputes and also has extensive experience representing clients in U.S. courts at the trial and appellate levels in connection with securities fraud, complex commercial and professional liability litigations.
Executive Director (Operations)
Mr. Jindrich Kloub was appointed to the position of Executive Director (Operations) of the Competition Commission (Commission) in October 2017.
Prior to joining the Commission, Mr. Kloub was an official at Directorate-General for Competition (DG Competition) of the European Commission from 2006 until 2017, dealing primarily with cartel enforcement and related policies. Mr. Kloub has vast experience with investigations across a variety of industries and was involved in some of the most prominent cases in the global financial sector in recent years. Prior to joining DG Competition, Mr. Kloub was in private practice, dealing with litigation and corporate work.
Mr. Kloub obtained his law degree at the Charles University in Prague and received an LL.M. from Columbia University in New York, where he was a Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar. He is a frequent speaker and author of articles on competition law and has taught university courses on EU competition law in Belgium and France.
Managing Director, Navigant
Kate Chan, Managing Director, is a renowned professional leveraging her expertise in advising and assisting clients in evidence management as she employs edisovery and computer forensics technology in cross-border litigation, regulatory review, and investigations. She has over 20 years of multi-jurisdiction experience leading local and cross-border investigations involving corrupt business practices, fraud, sanctions violations, anti-competitive behavior and intellectual property disputes across a variety of industries. Chan is a former lawyer that practiced in New York for several years before moving to Hong Kong. Prior to Navigant, Chan launched and managed Kroll Ontrack’s APAC Legal Technology practice where she also advised her clients on litigation preparedness, dawn-raid training and ESI management.
Director APAC Regional Head, Global Investigations Unit, Citibank
Michael Clarson leads Citibank’s Global Investigations Unit (GIU) in Hong Kong as APAC GIU Regional Head (aka Regional Director). In his role, Michael will lead the GIU across the region, including teams in Hong Kong, Malaysia, and Indonesia. GIU is a global team with responsibility for AML investigations involving complex and cross jurisdictional matters. Michael came to Citibank from Deloitte, where he was a Director in Deloitte Forensics, assisting clients by performing investigations related to money laundering, bribery and corruption and major fraud. In this role Michael worked with clients in China, Indonesia, Malaysia, Hong Kong, Russia, Eastern Europe and the Pacific. Michael is a qualified Certified Practicing Accountant (CPA), having worked in wealth management prior to joining the Australian Federal Police (AFP) as a Federal Agent. Michael’s focus in the AFP was multinational organized crime and money laundering investigations. After completing nearly 13 years in the AFP, Michael completed his MBA at the Australian Graduate School of Management and then moved to Deloitte Forensics.
Patrick S. Sinclair
Partner, Davis Polk & Wardwell
Mr. Sinclair is a partner in Davis Polk’s Litigation Department, resident in Hong Kong. His practice focuses on white collar criminal defense matters and government and internal investigations. Mr. Sinclair has more than a decade of experience representing U.S.-based and international corporations, audit committees, banks, individuals, and the government in corporate criminal investigations. He regularly leads internal investigations for multinational corporations in Asia, and has represented a number of individuals in Asia who were the subject of inquiries from U.S. Attorneys’ Offices, the SEC, CFTC and other U.S. regulators.
From 2007 to 2014, Mr. Sinclair was a prosecutor in the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of New York, where he investigated and prosecuted individuals and organizations in connection with the 2008 economic collapse, and handled cases involving the FCPA, OFAC, the mail, wire and securities fraud statutes, the Travel Act, money laundering statutes, the Lacey Act, and the Bank Secrecy Act. He was appointed Deputy Chief of the General Crimes Section in 2013. In addition to supervising prosecutors conducting investigations, hearings, trials and appeals, he served as lead prosecutor in a case convicting a CEO of commercial bribery, FCPA violations and tax evasion. In recognition of his achievements at the U.S. Attorney’s Office, Mr. Sinclair received the U.S. Attorney’s Excellence in Criminal Litigation Award, as well as commendations from the SEC, FBI and U.S. Treasury.
Director of Compliance, Baring Private Equity Asia
Hannes Valtonen is Compliance Director at Baring Private Equity Asia, one of the largest independent alternative asset management firms in Asia, with a total committed capital of over USD10 billion. The firm runs a pan-Asian investment program, sponsoring buyouts and providing growth capital to companies for expansion or acquisitions, as well as a private credit and a pan-Asian real estate private equity investment program. Previously Hannes was head of overseas compliance at a Japanese financial services group, and before that head of compliance at a Pan-Asian fund manager, covering funds in private equity, hedge fund, distressed assets and real estate. Prior to that he was head of risk and compliance at a leading fund manager in Vietnam with London-listed investment funds.
Hannes has also worked in Japan, Korea and the U.K. in the real estate finance, retail and automotive industries in internal audit and control functions. His qualifications include an MBA, MSc in financial law, certifications in financial analysis, risk management, internal audit, anti-money laundering and he has also taken securities licensing regulatory exams for Hong Kong, Singapore and Japan. He is active in supporting the Hong Kong CFA in financial regulations advocacy and authored the chapter on risk management for the CFA investment foundation certification.
Vice President Compliance-Risk Management & Compliance, PCCW
Albert has 18 years’ experience in AML Compliance. I'm passionate about meeting new people; you will find me mostly joining Marathon Run across Asia Pacific and playing football game; my favorite destination is UK and Japan; one surprising and touching fact about me is I can witness the university graduation ceremony of my son and daughter in last two years.
General Manager - Governance & Risk Management, MTR Corporation Limited
Cecilia has over 15 years’ experience in legal and regulatory works. I'm passionate about spending time with my friends; you will find me mostly shopping, chatting and dining with friends in HK; my favorite destination is Paris; one surprising fact about me is that I am a stranger to social media!
Global Head of Anti Money Laundering Technology & Regional Head of Financial Crime Risk IT, HSBC
Lee has 21 years experience in IT. I'm passionate about technology and football; you will find me mostly spending time with my wife and 2 young daughters; my favorite destination is Australia; one surprising fact about me is that I can speak fluent Portuguese.
Head of Investigations, AIA
Winnie has over 10 years of experience in internal and regulatory investigations. I am passionate about fashion and styling; you will find me mostly in coffee shops, waiting for my kids to finish classes; my favourite destination is Tokyo, where there is a good selection of sake.
General Manager, Corporate Legal Affairs, Hong Kong Airlines Limited
Ms. Cheung joined Hong Kong Airlines in 2016 as the General Manager, Corporate Legal Affairs of Corporate Governance and Development Department, leading the legal affairs, contract management and company secretarial functions of the company.
Prior to joining Hong Kong Airlines, Ms. Cheung was a Vice President, Legal Counsel of a luxury hospitality company and providing legal supports to the entire group. Before that she was a Senior Associate with Carroll Burdick & McDonough International Lawyers LLP in Hong Kong. Ms. Cheung is a Hong Kong qualified lawyer whose initial Hong Kong practice focused on civil and commercial litigation.
She has been internationally recognized as one of the leading lawyers in the area of product liability litigation throughout Asia and was recognized as a prominent female lawyer by Global Business Magazine's Women in Law Report - Top Women Lawyers 2012. Ms. Cheung has coordinated with local legal counsel across many geographies in Asia, focusing not only on the legal aspects of cases but also on strategy and technical issues, and providing in-house legal advice to MNCs, and early stage legal advice to prevent or minimize corporate liability.
CBP CEO, Director and Co-Founder, Blockchain Intelligence Group
Lance Morginn is a serial entrepreneur with over 20 years of experience founding, leading and growing successful technology-based businesses from the ground up.
In 1996, he founded Planet City Graphics which won worldwide recognition and grew to become a multi-million-dollar corporation in just 18 months. He also founded Western Shores Interactive, which became a publicly listed company and reached a market cap of $400 million.
In addition to his leadership and technical acumen, Lance has expertise working with Asian companies and government entities. In 2000, he was recruited to work closely with China's Ministry of Foreign Trade and Economic Co-operation (MOFTEC). He assisted in the development of a secure network for the dissemination of information to State-owned business as well as companies around the world.
Lance co-founded Blockchain Intelligence Group in 2015 where he sets the company’s strategy and vision.
Senior Vice-President, Elevate
Kevin leads our global consulting, product and analytics functions. He has 20 years experience advising business on global risks, analytics and management systems. This includes extensive senior level engagement with many of the world’s largest companies on corporate strategy, sustainability, metrics-driven risk management and award-winning integrated reporting.
Prior to ELEVATE, Kevin was the Chief Operating Officer of Verisk Maplecroft where he also oversaw the product and supply chain management practice. This included work on supply chain strategy, organizational resilience, responsible sourcing, human rights due diligence and compliance across a range of sectors including consumer goods, manufacturing, electronics and extractives.
Kevin has a Master’s degree in Policy and Planning, and a PhD from Warwick Business School with a focus on systems theory, collaborative decision-making, and the role of data / analytics in performance management. He is an experienced auditor and has authored numerous reports / delivered key note sessions at numerous high-level international fora.
Greater China Senior Researcher & Representative, Business and Human Rights Resource Centre
Lowell Chow is the Greater China Senior Researcher & Representative for the Business & Human Rights Resource Centre, where he is responsible for research and outreach for the organization in the region. Business & Human Rights Resource Centre is an online information hub that covers positive & negative impacts by over 7000 companies worldwide, with a portal on impacts of Chinese investment overseas and sections on labour, environmental, land rights, etc. Lowell also founded Economic Justice Monitor in 2017, a new Hong Kong-based organization that pushes for local businesses to be more socially responsible, through research and education. Before joining the Resource Centre in 2011, Mr. Chow worked for UL/STR Responsible Sourcing, a company that offers ethical supply chain solutions to a variety of brands. Chow holds a Master’s Degree in Corporate Social Responsibility from the University of Nottingham, UK.
BVault Specialist, Bloomberg L.P.
Toby is the B-Vault product specialist for North Asia based in Hong Kong. He manages client’s needs in communication compliance, surveillance and record keeping.
He has been with Bloomberg since 2005. Prior to his role in B-Vault, He has managed both the Hong Kong buyside and sellside core terminal business. Toby holds a Bachelor’s degree in Marketing and Business Management from Ryerson University.
Head of Legal Department, Liberty Asia
Ms. Archana Kotecha is a UK-qualified barrister and London School of Economics graduate. After practicing corporate law for seven years with KPMG and DLA Piper, Ms. Kotecha joined the UN Refugee Agency's Legal Protection Team, then the Immigration Advisory Service and Stop Trafficking UK in London. She has served on the UK Human Trafficking Centre’s Victim Care Committee and the NSPCC's anti-trafficking hotline committee.
Since joining Liberty Asia, Ms. Kotecha has produced multiple best practices reports, engaged in policy advocacy, and educated human rights practitioners, financial institutions, and governments on trafficking in persons, including in legal and anti-money laundering frameworks. She also works with the private sector to highlight human rights risks and improve due diligence processes.
Recently named one of the top ten innovative lawyers in Asia-Pacific by the Financial Times, Ms. Kotecha is also an alumna of the US Department of State’s prestigious International Visitor Leadership Program.
Asia-Pacific Head of Public Policy, Sustainability Affairs, Credit Suisse
Ben has over 20 years of experience as a sustainability professional working across the Asia Pacific. At Credit Suisse, Ben is responsible for oversight of sustainability issues in the Asia Pacific region, including technical and reputational assessments of environmental and social (labour, community) matters associated with Bank activities, and for the management of relationships with key stakeholders including the regional NGO community.
Prior to joining Credit Suisse in 2008, Ben worked in environmental consultancy, latterly as Director of the environmental business stream for the East Asia operations of an international consultancy business where he managed or oversaw some 400 projects in support of a broad range of customers primarily involved with manufacturing, waste management, construction and real estate, and private equity.
Ben has a Bachelor degree in Ecology and a Master degree in Environmental Management. Ben is advisor to inter aliathe Asian Impact Investing Fund, WWF-Hong Kong and the Zoological Society of London. Until its assimilation into the UN PRI, Ben was a Director of ASrIA – the Association for Sustainable & Responsible Investment in Asia.
Regional Director of Investigation, Citi
Alex Scott has 15+ years experience in Investigations. I'm passionate about innovation; you will find me mostly with my family or exercising (when not checking email); my favorite destination is Margaret River; one surprising fact about me is that I enjoy free diving.
Head of Legal and Compliance, Agricultural Bank of China, Hong Kong Branch
Derek is a qualified solicitor and accredited general mediator and has more than 14 experience in banking compliance. He's passionate about helping people solving problems, he likes travelling and his favorite destination is Japan.
General Counsel, The Hongkong and Shanghai Hotels, Limited
Nadine Maurellet has over 15-year experience in corporate law and hospitality law, having been with the Peninsula Group for over 10 years. I am passionate about heritage preservation, hospitality and charity work. You will find me mostly engaged in meetings all day! My favourite destination is Shangri-la greater region in China. One surprising fact about me is I wanted to study hotel management as a degree but has been diverted to law. So working in one of the world’s oldest hospitality companies is a dream come true.
Chief Auditor, Octopus Cards Limited
Andrew Ip is the Chief Auditor of Octopus Cards Limited, which developed and operates the Octopus payment and ticketing contactless stored facilities system commonly used in Hong Kong, also overseas. He has substantial auditing and consulting experiences in major international banks in Hong Kong and overseas, in telecommunication company, and in international certified pubic accounting firms.
He has served in various professional organizations. And has held a number of official positions for the Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants, CPA Australia, and the Information Systems Audit and Control Association (ISACA).
Andrew is a FCPA, FCPA (Aust.), CIA, CRMA, CISA, CISM.
Chief Compliance Officer, ABN AMRO Bank N.V.
Jenny Fung has over 20 years of experience in the financial and banking industry, covering the compliance functions of private banking, investment banking, corporate banking, global markets and clearing in various aspects, including advisory, AML/CFT, regulatory governance and affairs, licensing, monitoring and controls, etc.
She is passionate about travelling and my favourite destination is Hokkaido. You will find her mostly walking my dogs in pets park in Hong Kong.
Associate Director, Hong Kong EDiscovery Services, Law in Order
John Karamoschos has 12+ experience in eDiscovery and Legal Technologies. I'm passionate about travelling and cuisine; you will find me mostly walking my dog on the Hong Kong hiking trails; my favourite destination Is Australia; one surprising fact about me is I have visited over fifty countries.
Managing Director, AlixPartners
Vineet applies almost two decades of experience in guiding his clients through the complexities of high-profile corporate litigation and investigation matters. He has extensive experience in leading technology teams in litigation consulting, auditing and accounting matters, financial and regulatory investigations, and settlement and restitution administrations. Working with complex data management systems, he is an expert in extracting and analyzing vast amounts of information with the goal of delivering concise insights. Using his background in finance, accounting, and information technology, Vineet effectively communicates between cross-functional company departments and has led engagements involving multiple government agencies. He has a Master of Science in information systems.
Managing Director and Global Anti-Money Laundering and Sanctions Practice Leader, AlixPartners
Sven serves financial institutions globally in the areas of anti–money laundering (AML) and sanctions. Sven’s industry experience includes helping US and international banks, broker/dealers, insurance companies, gaming companies, trust companies, hedge funds, and multinational corporations. For them, he focuses on regulatory compliance, fraud issues, AML, the Office of Foreign Assets Control, antibribery and anticorruption (Foreign Corrupt Practices Act [FCPA] and UK Bribery Act [UKBA]), and the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act. Sven has a wealth of experience in leading complex, high-profile global projects, and advising clients and regulatory bodies in more than 40 countries globally. He has provided reports for various government agencies such as the DOJ, the SEC, FINRA, the Federal Reserve, the OCC, and the FDIC.
David specializes in information life cycle governance, with focus on electronic discovery, data privacy and security, litigation analytics, and regulatory compliance. He is a former Am Law 100 commercial litigator with more than 20 years of experience in assisting companies in complex litigation and regulatory investigations in the areas of electronic discovery, data analytics, compliance audits, data breaches, and forensic investigations. He is a certified Six Sigma Green Belt and uses lean Six Sigma and project management methodologies to develop and implement cost-effective and -efficient compliance protocols. He is also an International Association of Privacy Professionals Certified Information Privacy Professional and a patent attorney registered with the United States Patent and Trademark Office.
Managing Director, AlixPartners
Colum applies three decades of financial, commercial, and forensic accounting experience in assisting clients to better protect against, respond to, and recover from challenging situations that have regulatory, reputational, or financial implications such as fraud, corruption, data breach, money laundering and sanctions, and complex commercial disputes. Based in Asia for 25 years and a former partner at a global accounting firm, he then managed a group of China-focused companies before playing a key role in establishing and developing Kroll's financial investigations practice in Asia. Colum has a degree with First Class Honors in economics from the University of Leeds in England and is a fellow of both the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales and the Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants.
Head of Compliance Solutions, APAC, Bureau van Dijk, a Moody’s Analytics company
Christo is a recognised banking industry expert specialising in financial crime compliance (“FCC”) / board compliance oversight initiatives. He has a proven track record of advising banks on core banking risk, private banking risk, domestic and cross-border regulatory risk, as well as wealth and investment management AML compliance.
Over the last several years Christo has worked and lived in London, Zürich, Hong Kong and Singapore. He holds a Master’s Degree in Forensic and is a Certified Forensic Accountant.
Practice Area Manager, LexisNexis®
Peggy is the Practice Area Manager at LexisNexis® Hong Kong. She looks after the content acquisition and strategy for a portfolio of legal research solutions including Lexis® Practical Guidance, an online workflow-based solution for Hong Kong lawyers. She is a litigator with experience across a broad range of commercial disputes. She is admitted as a solicitor in New South Wales and Hong Kong, and has practised as a disputes lawyer for 10 years.
Director of Sales APAC, Appway
Yvonne Mok leads the Appway Sales Team in APAC, where she focuses on digital onboarding for financial institutions. She has worked for several industry leaders, including Thomas Reuters, Standard & Poor’s, Wolters Kluwers, Standard Chartered, and JP Morgan. As a result, Yvonne is uniquely positioned to leverage her expertise on Know Your Customer (KYC) and onboarding in the financial world.
Head of Oversight, Financial Crime Compliance, Greater China and North Asia, Standard Chartered Bank
Ajay has 13 years’ experience in Financial crime compliance. I'm passionate about driving change; you will find me mostly enjoying drinks with coworkers and friends; my favorite destination is California; one surprising fact about me is that I have run five full marathons; and over 10 half marathons.
Jennifer Van Dale
Partner, Eversheds Sutherland
Jennifer heads Eversheds’ Asia employment practice and Hong Kong data privacy practice. She serves as trusted counsel to multinational clients on various Hong Kong and Asia-related data privacy and employment law matters. She considers her main job to be anticipating problems and reducing legal risks, both in Hong Kong and across the Asia Pacific region. Jennifer regularly conducts training sessions for corporate clients on data privacy, cybersecurity, the future of work, termination, remuneration, and equal opportunities issues.
Jennifer is a member of the Hong Kong Law Society, where she sits on the Employment Law Committee. She is also a Governor at the American Chamber of Commerce, where she is on the Executive Committee of the Board of Governors. Jennifer is spearheading Future of Work projects at both Eversheds Sutherland and AmCham in 2018, focusing on the impact of technology and the pace of change on both businesses and people.
Director of Financial Crime Legal - APAC, Barclays
Jessica has 7 years of experience in advising on financial crime compliance and investigations, including on economic sanctions, anti-corruption, anti-money laundering and fraud issues primarily for financial institutions but also including corporates. I am passionate about history and culture, or learning about the stories that make people and cultures who they are and how they behave. You will find me mostly (on the weekends!) playing with my young daughter in our various adventures in Hong Kong from beaches, to swimming pools and play areas. My favorite destination is New York City for the art, culture, street life, central park and the food. One surprising fact about me is that I was professionally trained in ballet (although you may find me at the gym these days, you won’t find me in ballet shoes any time soon!)
Partner & Co-head of Technology & Innovation, Asia, Norton Rose Fulbright, Hong Kong
Anna is a partner at Norton Rose Fulbright, based in Hong Kong. She is the co-head of the Technology & Innovation practice for Asia.
Anna's practice focuses primarily on privacy, technology and communications related issues. She advises clients on privacy and data protection, cybersecurity, telecommunications and Internet regulatory issues, technology agreements and outsourcing transactions. She has been in Hong Kong for the last 16 years and has assisted clients with Hong Kong and China based projects, as well as having a wealth of experience in multi-jurisdictional projects, particularly in implementing e-commerce and data management projects in Asia.
Anna is co-author to Internet Law in Hong Kong published by Sweet & Maxwell and is recognized in the Legal 500 and Chambers Asia as a leading individual for her expertise in the areas of technology and data protection, in particular as being "a leader in the privacy space" and for her experience across a number of industries, notably with retail and luxury brands.
Anna is a Fellow of Information Privacy with the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP) and holds the CIPT and CIPP/Asia certifications. She sits on the IAPP Asia Advisory Board and the Women Leading Privacy Board. She is admitted as a solicitor in Hong Kong and Queensland, Australia.
Senior Director, Group Legal, CLP Holdings Limited
Corinne Katz has over 20 years of experience working as a lawyer both in house and in private practice across a number of exciting jurisdictions. I'm passionate about helping CLP achieve its goal of meeting Asia-Pacific's energy challenge in a sustainable manner from one generation to the next; my favourite destination is an African safari.
Head of Legal & Compliance, APAC, Hilti Asia Ltd
Stanley Lui has been Hilti’s Head of Legal and Compliance for the APAC region since Sept’2015; one of his key functions is formulating and directing compliance programs. Prior to joining Hilti, Stanley worked five and a half years at Nobel Biocare – a medical device manufacturer – as its General Counsel for APAC where he was responsible for procuring legal, compliance and risk related advice to various business functions. Stanley has also worked for the Fire and Security unit of United Technology Corporation (2007 to 2009) and local apparel retailer G2000 (2005 to 2007). His dedication to compliance awareness and competence led to a stronger region in the areas of ethics and control.
Stanley is a graduate of the University of London with a LL.B and he completed his undergraduate work at the University of British Columbia, focusing on politics and English literature.
Partner, ONC Lawyers
Before joining the legal profession, Dominic has worked in the banking sector and as well as in the Independent Commission Against Corruption (ICAC).
Dominic’s practice focuses on advising clients on matters relating to anti-corruption, white-collar crime, law enforcement, regulatory and compliance matters in Hong Kong, including advice on anti-money laundering. He also handles cases involving corporate litigation, shareholders’ disputes and insolvency matters, defamation cases, domestic and international arbitration cases, cybersecurity, data security and privacy law issues, competition law matters, e-Discovery and forensic investigation issues as well as property litigation.
Group Director, Internal Audit and Risk Management, Vitasoy International Holdings Limited
I'm passionate about running and golfing; you will find me mostly some of the 10K race and golf centre in Sai Kung; my favourite destination is Seoul; one surprising fact about me is I enjoy making cocktails.
Founder and CEO, Gatecoin
Aurelien MENANT has 5 years of experience working in blockchain and crypto currencies. I'm passionate about politics; you will find me mostly participating to startup and fintech events; my favorite destination is Japan; one surprising fact about me is I am DJing.
General Manager, Asia, GRC Solutions
Sam is a leader in the compliance industry, particularly in his current resident country of Singapore where he manages GRC Solutions’ Asia Office. Sam focuses on regulatory compliance and financial crime in financial services and learning development in corporates.
With an extensive background in corporate training across legal and compliance, anti-money laundering, financial crime and soft skills, Sam helps companies establish their training and development needs by reviewing their existing standards and processes, and offering guidance on areas for further improvement. He works with organisations to develop bespoke content suited to individual client needs for a variety of regional and global businesses.
Sam has worked on the skills and competency based development framework for both Compliance and Anti Money Laundering with the Institute for Banking and Finance (Singapore), Asian Institute of Finance and the Asian Institute of Chartered Bankers (Malaysia), and the Australian Financial Markets Association.
Sam has, and continues to, train clients under the Singapore Workforce Development Agency (WDA) Workforce Skills Qualification (WSQ) framework. He has worked on course and content design, development and delivery under multiple competency standard frameworks, including the Institute of Banking and Finance Standards (formerly FICS). In recent years, Sam has helped establish a number of financial services Compliance Academies, as well as Graduate Development Programs and Leadership Development Programs for corporate clients across varied industries.
A qualified adult educator, possessing the Advanced Certificate in Training & Assessment (ACTA) from the Institute of Adult Learning (Singapore), Sam is also a registered Enrichment Trainer with the Ministry of Education (Singapore). He holds a Diploma in Anti Money Laundering (Dip.AML) from the International Compliance Association, the Certificate in Combating Financial Crime from the Chartered Institute for Securities and Investment, as well as being a Certified Compliance and Ethics Professional (International) with the Society of Corporate Compliance & Ethics. He is also a Certified Compliance Professional (CCP) and Member, both with the International Academy of Business and Financial Management.
He is a member of the Singapore Institute of Directors, the Adult Education Network (AEN), the Singapore Training and Development Association (STADA), and the Australian Chamber of Commerce in Singapore. Sam is also a member of the International Compliance Association (ICA) and the Chartered Institute for Securities and Investment (CISI). He is a certified Leading Dimensions Profiling trainer, accredited by Leading Dimensions Consulting. He possesses a BA (Hons) from King’s College, University of London.
Head of Legal and Compliance, Gazprombank
Shaun Ansell is currently Head of Legal and Compliance Asia Pacific for GPB Financial Services Ltd, a 100% subsidiary of Gazprombank based in Hong Kong since June 2016. Before this, he was Managing Director and the Designated Compliance Officer (DCO) for the Asia Pacific region for Moodys. His geographic responsibility included Hong Kong, Japan, Australia, Singapore, PRC, South Korea and India and he was based in Hong Kong. Prior to joining Moody's, Shaun was the Managing Director and Head of Legal and Compliance for Mizuho Securities Asia for five years. Shaun spent his years with Mizuho working out of their Hong Kong location.
Senior Vice President & General Counsel Asia, Manulife
Steven Yeo is Senior Vice President & General Counsel, Manulife Asia. Based in Hong Kong, Steven is responsible for setting the strategic direction for legal and compliance services and corporate governance across Asia Division, and has oversight of all legal, compliance and corporate governance units supporting Manulife’s businesses in Asia. He is a member of both the Asia Division senior leadership group and the Global legal & compliance team, and is a non-Executive Director of a number of legal entities including Manulife Singapore, Manulife Japan and Manulife Global Fund (a Luxembourg SICAV).
Steven has been covering legal affairs in Asia since 1996, and has advised on a number of regulatory developments across Asia, including advising the Hong Kong Trustee & Custodian Forum on the Hong Kong Mandatory Provident Fund (“MPF”) and making successful oral and written representations on behalf of the industry to Hong Kong’s Legislative Council on revisions to the Hong Kong MPF legislation.
He joined Manulife after 18 years at Citigroup, first in London and later in Asia, where he was a non-Executive Director of Citibank China and Managing Director and Asia General Counsel of its Corporate & Commercial Bank, Global Transactions Services, Structured Finance as well as other divisions. Before that, Steven trained with and was a solicitor in the London banking department of one of the UK’s ‘magic circle’ law firms. He is a Solicitor of the Supreme Court of England & Wales.
Steven takes an active interest in charitable works, and is a Member of the Executive Committee of the Hong Kong Sedan Chair Race Charity Fund.
Head of Strategic Initiatives, Greater China, LexisNexis®
Louise is a business strategist with experience in both consulting firm and in-house strategy roles in APAC, with proven success in leading cross functional virtual teams for corporate development, business transformation and new product development in both business and consumer services industry. As Head of Strategic Initiatives and a member of the Management Team for LexisNexis Greater China, she is responsible for leading corporate development as well as revenue growth initiatives across the region. She joined LexisNexis in 2013 overseeing the product strategy for the company’s digital portfolio in Asia. Louise holds an MBA from HEC-Paris and a BSocSc in Psychology from the Chinese University of Hong Kong.
Head of Legal and Compliance, Mizuho Securities Asia
The Mizuho Financial Group is a global financial institution with total assets of over US$1.8 trillion (as of March 2013) which provides banking, trust, securities and other financial services through its 800 global offices with approximately 55,000 staff. Mizuho Securities Asia is the principal securities and investment banking entity of the Mizuho Financial Group in Asia ex Japan. James joined Mizuho Securities Asia in 2014 as a member of its Executive Committee and the Head of Legal and Compliance, with responsibility for Global Markets and Global Investment Banking. Prior to joining Mizuho, James held similar positions with other financial institutions covering Private Equity, Proprietary Investments, Derivatives, Equities and Fixed Income Trading, Restructuring and Advisory matters. He was previously a corporate finance lawyer and is qualified to practice in England and Wales, Hong Kong and Australia(NSW). He is an alumnus of Macquarie University, the University of Hong Kong and Harvard Business School.
Head of Financial Crime Compliance, Hang Seng Bank
SK is currently the Head of Financial Crime Compliance and also a member of the Executive Committee of Hang Seng Bank Limited. He joined Hang Seng Bank in 2014 upon the establishment of Financial Crime Compliance Department, and built the advisory team for AML, Sanctions and Anti-Bribery & Corruption, as well as the AML Investigation team, in ensuring high quality compliance advisory support and financial crime risk mitigation according to regulatory requirements and group standards. Before joining Hang Seng Bank, SK had worked in Standard Chartered Bank (Hong Kong) Limited for nine years in various roles, including compliance assurance, general advisory, financial crime risk advisory, wealth management compliance advisory, and the last position of Head of Compliance in Retail Clients. He also worked in Hong Kong Monetary Authority during 1996 to 2006 in the Banking Supervision and Banking Policy Departments.
SK is a Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist (CAMS) and a Member of Hong Kong Securities and Investment Institute (MHKSI), and holds two Bachelor’s degrees respectively in Law and in Public & Social Administration, and two Master’s degrees respectively in Banking and in Asian Studies.
Asia Pacific Leader, EY FIDS
Chris joined Ernst & Young in January 2009 and was appointed as the Asia Pacific Leader of our Fraud Investigation & Dispute Services (FIDS) practice. Chris started his career in 1990 at an accounting firm in London working mostly on contentious insolvency cases before joining a Hong Kong advisory services firm in 1998, where he formed and led the forensic accounting team. In 2002, Chris joined the office of a major international accounting firm in Hong Kong, where he was involved in the formation and leadership of its fraud investigation and dispute services team throughout China and the Asia Pacific Region.
During his time working in the forensic accounting area, Chris has worked on a large number of forensic investigations, fraud, corruption (including the US Foreign Corrupt Practices Act) and anti-money laundering risk consulting assignments, expert witness and general litigation support engagements, involving the preparation of reports for use in various disputes in both commercial and criminal cases.
Executive Director, EY FIDS
Christopher leads eDiscovery in Greater China as an Executive Director based in Hong Kong within Forensic Technology & Discovery Services (FTDS) a service line within Fraud Investigations & Dispute Services (FIDS). He has over fifteen years of accountancy experience and over ten years of computer forensic and eDiscovery experience.
He has worked on and project managed high profile assignments using a wide range of tools and methodologies with courtroom experience.
He has particular exposure to the Financial Services Industry including full time secondments and leading large scale International data preservation and eDiscovery engagements.
Partner, EY FIDS
Jack Jia is a Partner in the Hong Kong office of the Fraud Investigation & Dispute Services (FIDS) practice of Ernst & Young. Jack has over 15 years of combined Ernst & Young experience working in Hong Kong, China, United States, Australia and New Zealand. He has led multi-location forensic data analytics engagements across the Asia Pacific and United States. Jack serves on Tableau data analytics software customer advocacy board/group and represents EY in data analytic knowledge sessions with government authorities in the Asia Pacific region. He is a Qualified Chartered Accountant in New Zealand, a Certified Information Systems Auditor and a Certified Tableau Professional.
Partner, EY FIDS
Manhim is a Partner with the Fraud Investigation & Dispute Services at Ernst & Young with over 18 years of experience focusing on financial crime investigations, look-backs, and regulatory inquiries related to AML, sanctions, and anti-bribery and corruption (ABAC) matters. He has assisted financial services clients to perform comprehensive AML risk assessments and develop Anti-Fraud risk management frameworks, establish AML compliance programs and governance structures, establish and develop transaction monitoring capabilities. Prior to EY, Manhim had worked for different global banks including Citibank, Deutsche Bank, RBS and ABN Amro Bank in various regional capacities of AML Compliance, Anti-Fraud Unit and Corporate Investigations. He is a former law enforcement officer with the Independent Commission against Corruption Hong Kong (ICAC) with extensive experience in criminal investigation in corruption, fraud, organized crime and money laundering.
APAC Legal Counsel, IT/Digital/Privacy, L'Oréal
Beverly is Asia Pacific Legal Counsel, L’Oréal, a global cosmetic company with 100+ years’ history, €20+ billion sales, 89,000+ employees and presence in 140 countries. Beverly helped gear L’Oréal’s digital transformation in Asia Pacific with award-winning legal support in IT, digital and data protection matters. Prior to L’Oréal, she was Senior Counsel, Privacy at Uber and Legal Counsel & Company Secretary of SCMP Group, respectively. Before 5 years of in-house experience, Beverly gained 7 years of solid legal practice from firms including Baker & McKenzie and Norton Rose Fulbright. She graduated from University of London (LL.B.) and holds MBA at HEC Paris. Beverly qualified in 2 jurisdictions (Hong Kong and England and Wales), and speaks 4 languages (English, Mandarin, French and Cantonese).
General Counsel, gobee.bike
Knut has 6 years of experience in risk & compliance. I'm passionate about tech and mobility; you will find me mostly fighting with my colleagues about consumer protection issues; my favorite destination is Nepal; one surprising fact about me is that I am a high school drop-out.
Maaike van Meer
Chief Legal & Compliance Officer, AXA
Maaike has over 12+ year experience in managing Legal & Compliance financial services functions, on a local, Regional and Global level, including being the MLRO and DPO. I'm passionate about embedding D&I in business; you will find me mostly spending time with my kids and husband in HK’s outdoors or cooking and eating our favorite dishes; my favorite destination is Phuket (if I really have to choose just one destination J): one surprising fact about me is that I am the Chairman of the Dutch Chamber in HKG.
Regional Head of Governance, Risk and Assurance, Maersk Line
Joseph Wong has more than 20 years’ experience in governance, risk management, fraud investigation, audit and compliance arena. Joseph’s currently role as the Head of Governance, Risk and Assurance at Maersk Line Asia Pacific. A.P. Moller - Maersk is an integrated transport and logistics company, the world largest container shipping company with more than 760 own and chartered vessels following integration with Hamburg Sud. Maersk has the ability to provide fast and regular connections to almost anywhere on the globe with robust technology, Maersk is dedicated to serve our customers’ needs. Prior to Maersk, Joseph has experiences in logistics, manufacturing, banking and professional practices.
Given his extensive exposures in multinational environment, Joseph is passionate about meeting and understanding peoples of different cultures and backgrounds. Joseph is keen on travelling to different places, taking photographs, running and singing. One surprising fact about me is that I am a member of a choir group.
Partner, Herbert Smith Freehills
Based in Hong Kong, he has more than a decade of experience in Asia, and has led investigations and compliance projects in more than 40 countries. Kyle focuses on multi-jurisdictional regulatory and criminal securities, anti-corruption, fraud and accounting investigations, as well as trade and sanctions issues involving multinational and major regional corporates.
Kyle has extensive experience implementing regulatory and anti-corruption compliance programmes for clients including investment banks, other financial institutions and multinational companies.
Kyle also regularly advises on regulatory and corruption risks across a wide range of transactions, including initial public offerings (IPOs), mergers and acquisitions, and joint venture relationships. Kyle has significant experience working with government agencies and regulators in Asia, Europe, Russia and the United States.
Chief, Antitrust Division, U.S. Department of Justice
In January 2014, Jeff Martino became Chief of the New York Office of the Antitrust Division. He rejoined the Antitrust Division after serving for three years in the U.S. Attorney’s Office, District of Arizona. While in Arizona, Jeff served first as an Assistant U.S. Attorney, during which time he conducted eight jury trials and numerous pretrial hearings in complex matters. He was then appointed Chief of the Office’s Financial Crime and Public Integrity Section. Jeff started his career in the Antitrust Division’s New York Office in 2002 though the Attorney General’s Honors Program.
Syed Musheer Ahmed
General Manager (Interim), FinTech Association of Hong Kong
Musheer has 13 years experience in Global Markets Trading and Financial Services. I'm passionate about building communities and keeping up with new technological developments; you will find me mostly craning my neck taking photographs of skyscrapers in Hong Kong; my favorite destination is Capetown, South Africa; one surprising fact about me is I played Table Tennis at a state level.
The Hong Kong Association of Risk Management and Safety is dedicated to those who are committed to improving safety in their areas of responsibility through management of risk. The Association is organized as a not-for-profit institution, no part of its assets or income is inured to the benefit of any private individual, partnership, or corporation. The Association engages in activities that are consistent with the qualification as a tax-exempt entity.
The Association shall be the leading inter-disciplinary professional institution devoted to the advancement of knowledge in Risk Management and Safety in Hong Kong and the Asia-Pacific region.
Consilio is a global leader in eDiscovery, document review and legal consulting services. Consilio supports multinational law firms and corporations using innovative software, cost-effective managed services and deep legal and regulatory industry expertise. The company has extensive experience in litigation, HSR second requests, internal and regulatory investigations, eDiscovery, information governance and compliance, law department management, document review, contract management and legal analytics. ISO 27001 certified, the company operates offices and data centers across Europe, Asia and the Americas. For more information, please visit
Dun & Bradstreet (NYSE: DNB) grows the most valuable relationships in business. By uncovering truth and meaning from data, we connect our customers with the prospects, suppliers, clients and partners that matter most, and have since 1841. Nearly ninety percent of the Fortune 500, and companies of every size around the world, rely on our data, insights and analytics. For more about Dun & Bradstreet, visit www.dnb.com.hk.
Nuix understands the DNA of data at enormous scale. Our software pinpoints the critical information organisations need to anticipate, detect and act on cybersecurity, risk and compliance threats.
Our intuitive platform identifies hidden connections between people, objects, locations and events – providing real-time clarity, control and efficiency to uncover the key facts and their context.
Nuix and our partners deliver solutions that incorporate our global expertise in cybersecurity, law enforcement, digital forensics, investigation, intelligence, legal discovery and information governance. We continually innovate to solve the complex challenges our customers face today and build their capacity to anticipate what’s next.
Established in 1999, Law In Order is the leading supplier of end to end document and digital solutions to the legal industry providing expert litigation support through our cost-effective document production, expert discovery management and specialist court services.
Our diverse offering of specialised legal support services encompasses traditional service lines such as printing, scanning, copying and binding, as well as advanced digital solutions including eDiscovery and eCourts, enabling the company to act as a single source provider to its clients on even the most complex matters.
We have offices in Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne, Perth, Singapore, Hong Kong and India that are staffed 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. This ensures that our clients have unrestricted access to the services they require and are able to contact experienced litigation support professionals for assistance and advice at any time.
Our team is comprised of lawyers, paralegals, system operators, consultants and project managers, with unparalleled knowledge and experience in legal technology support services. We act as an extension of our clients’ businesses, providing astute and cost-effective project support, as well as providing ongoing training to the teams we work with to increase their own knowledge base and in-house capability.
Our success is attributed to our rigorous protocols, security, uncompromised quality and our commitment to customer service. In return we have a loyal client base consisting of some of the largest law firms, companies and government agencies who trust us with highly sensitive and confidential information.
Bureau van Dijk, a Moody’s Analytics company, captures and treats private company information for better decision making and increased efficiency. Its products combine data from regulatory and other sources, including over 160 information providers, to deliver the richest, most reliable private company information, corporate structures, beneficial ownership and deal information in the market.
Bureau van Dijk’s Orbis database provides information on over 280 million private companies in all countries worldwide. Bureau van Dijk standardizes the content so it’s easy to compare companies internationally. Orbis also incorporates powerful software and contemporary data visualisation tools to help users interrogate and manipulate the information for a range of research needs.
Bureau van Dijk helps users address specific business challenges via its range of Catalysts. These include:
Bureau van Dijk’s custom team delivers both customized and bespoke solutions.
LexisNexis® is a leading global provider of content and technology solutions that enable professionals in legal, corporate, government and academic institutions to make informed decisions and achieve better business outcomes. We provide products and services in the areas of law, business, intellectual property, finance and tax. As a digital pioneer, LexisNexis was the first to bring legal and business information online.
In Hong Kong, the flagship online research platform Lexis® HK is the leading provider of Hong Kong and international news, legal, business and tax information. Our new practitioner solution, Lexis® Practical Guidance, is now paving the way for local, workflow-based know-how content.
LexisNexis® provides customers across the globe with access to 5 billion searchable documents and records from more than 45,000 information sources in 20,000 online databases.
LexisNexis encompasses authoritative legal publishing brands dated back to the 15th Century. A member of the RELX Group, LexisNexis serves customers in more than 175 countries with more than 10,000 employees worldwide.
Blockchain Intelligence Group based in Vancouver, Canada, offers trusted search, analytics and risk-scoring capabilities for the Cryptocurrency marketplace. The company develops Cryptocurrency-agnostic solutions to help manage and reduce the risk of cryptocurrency use for business, government and individuals. The company’s products include BitRank VerifiedTM, which offers a “risk score” for bitcoin wallets enabling banks, exchanges, financial services and eCommerce sites to meet traditional regulatory and compliance requirements. The QLUE TM suite of solutions enables RegTech, law enforcement & government agencies to trace, track and monitor Cryptocurrency transactions forensically to aid in the fight against financial crime.
GRC Solutions is the recognised leader in the online compliance training market in the Asia Pacific region. With our award winning Compliance Learning Management System, Salt Web, and our other innovative solutions we help hundreds of companies navigate complex legal and regulatory environments and build resilient organisational cultures.
We publish a broad range of legal compliance, risk management and ethics training courses designed for clients in Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, South Africa and an expanding number of jurisdictions around the world. Our training courses can be tailored for any industry and currently caters to the finance, construction, mining, oil, healthcare and public sector industries.
We work with leading global experts in law, risk and compliance to provide our clients with premium ethics, risk and compliance training content that is relevant, easily understood and legally up to date.
Our online compliance training courses can be purchased either "off the shelf" or developed to particular specifications for an organisation, including tailoring the course to the organisation's branding, policies and procedures.
EY is a global leader in assurance, tax, transaction and advisory services. The insights and quality services we deliver help build trust and confidence in the capital markets and in economies the world over. We develop outstanding leaders who team to deliver on our promises to all of our stakeholders. In so doing, we play a critical role in building a better working world for our people, for our clients and for our communities.
EY refers to the global organization, and may refer to one or more, of the member firms of Ernst & Young Global Limited, each of which is a separate legal entity. Ernst & Young Global Limited, a UK company limited by guarantee, does not provide services to clients.
About EY’s Fraud Investigation & Dispute Services
Dealing with complex issues of fraud, regulatory compliance and business disputes can detract from efforts to succeed. Better management of fraud risk and compliance exposure is a critical business priority — no matter the industry sector. With our more than 4,200 fraud investigation and dispute professionals around the world, we assemble the right multidisciplinary and culturally aligned team to work with you and your legal advisors. And we work to give you the benefit of our broad sector experience, our deep subject matter knowledge and the latest insights from our work worldwide.
For more information about our organization, please visit ey.com.
In today’s fast paced global market timing is everything. You want to protect, grow or transform your business. To meet these challenges we offer clients small teams of highly qualified experts with profound sector and operational insight. Our clients include corporate boards and management, law firms, investment banks, investors and others who appreciate the candor, dedication, and transformative expertise of our teams. We will ensure insight drives action at that exact moment that is critical for success. When it really matters.alixpartners.com
Appway builds software for today, and innovates for the technology of the future. With over ten years of industry experience, Appway guides the leading financial institutions, both big and small, as they build sustainable and scalable solutions that quickly adapt to changing conditions.
Headquartered in Switzerland with offices around the globe, Appway’s award-winning software suite serves over 420,000 users worldwide. More than 225 institutions rely on Appway to improve internal efficiencies, engage customers across all channels, and keep ahead of regulations.
Appway Onboarding’s guided processes enable financial institutions to quickly adapt to changing legal and tax environments. With end-to-end automation and full transparency, Appway Onboarding’s out-of-the-box solution covers all activities related to the client lifecycle, guaranteeing outstanding experiences while ensuring compliance.
Herbert Smith Freehills has the largest group of white collar crime, compliance, investigations and regulatory specialists in Asia Pacific. We specialise in advising local, regional and global corporate clients and individuals on high-profile, complex criminal and regulatory enforcement matters, internal investigations, and related civil litigation. Our team also has experience in handling compliance and advisory issues, including those associated with anti-corruption laws, sanctions, anti-money laundering, competition and other regulatory regimes.
Our global team can seamlessly marshal and co-ordinate the necessary skills and experience, whenever and wherever issues arise. They have the language capabilities coupled with an appreciation of the local cultures and complexities of doing business in Asia Pacific. We understand the technical legal requirements in each of these jurisdictions as well as the practical concerns facing businesses operating in these environments. This experience is particularly significant in fraud and corruption investigations which are generally cross-border, and require a detailed knowledge not just of differing legal systems and regulatory regimes, but also their treatment of various issues including data and privacy protection, State secrets, employee rights and privilege.www.herbertsmithfreehills.com
Davis Polk is widely recognized as having one of the world’s preeminent white collar and regulatory enforcement practices. Our Asia litigation, enforcement and compliance team works seamlessly with our industry-leading lawyers in our U.S. offices, giving us a global perspective that few can match.
We advise on matters throughout Asia, including Hong Kong, Mainland China, India Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand and the Philippines.
Our clients include financial institutions, asset managers, private equity houses, hedge funds, listed companies, multinational corporates and professional services firms.