Note: Speakers are listed in order of appearance.
Updated : 06 Dec 2021
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Laura M Cha
Chairman , HKEX
Mrs Cha is a member of the Executive Council of the Government of Hong Kong, Chairman of Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Ltd and a member of Financial Leaders Forum.

Mrs Cha is an Independent Non-Executive Director of HSBC Holdings plc, the Non-Executive Chairman of The Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation, and a Non-Executive Director of Unilever plc. She is also a Senior International Advisor of Foundation Assets Management Sweden AB and a member of Sotheby’s International Advisory Board. In addition, she is Vice Chairman of the International Advisory Council of the China Securities Regulatory Commission, and a Director of the World Federation of Exchanges.

Mrs Cha has previously served on the boards of HSBC Holdings plc, Tata Consultancy Services Ltd. as well as China Telecom Ltd.

Mrs Cha became the first, and to-date, the only person outside Mainland China to join the Central Government of the People’s Republic of China at the vice-ministerial rank when she was appointed as Vice Chairman of the China Securities Regulatory Commission in January 2001. She served in that position until September 2004. Mrs Cha worked for Securities and Futures Commission in Hong Kong from 1991 to 2000, becoming its Deputy Chairman in 1998. She was also Chairman of The Financial Services Development Council of Hong Kong from January 2013 to July 2018.

She was awarded a Silver Bauhinia Star in 2001, a Gold Bauhinia Star in 2009 and the Grand Bauhinia Medal in 2017 by the Hong Kong Government for her public service.
Mrs Cha is a member of the Executive Council of the Government of Hong Kong, Chairman of Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Ltd and a member of Financial Leaders Forum.

Mrs Cha is an Independent Non-Executive Director of HSBC Holdings plc, the Non-Executive Chairman of The Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation, and a Non-Executive Director of Unilever plc. She is also a Senior International Advisor of Foundation Assets Management Sweden AB and a member of Sotheby’s International Advisory Board. In addition, she is Vice Chairman of the International Advisory Council of the China Securities Regulatory Commission, and a Director of the World Federation of Exchanges.

Mrs Cha has previously served on the boards of HSBC Holdings plc, Tata Consultancy Services Ltd. as well as China Telecom Ltd.

Mrs Cha became the first, and to-date, the only person outside Mainland China to join the Central Government of the People’s Republic of China at the vice-ministerial rank when she was appointed as Vice Chairman of the China Securities Regulatory Commission in January 2001. She served in that position until September 2004. Mrs Cha worked for Securities and Futures Commission in Hong Kong from 1991 to 2000, becoming its Deputy Chairman in 1998. She was also Chairman of The Financial Services Development Council of Hong Kong from January 2013 to July 2018.

She was awarded a Silver Bauhinia Star in 2001, a Gold Bauhinia Star in 2009 and the Grand Bauhinia Medal in 2017 by the Hong Kong Government for her public service.
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Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor
The Chief Executive of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region
Mrs Carrie Lam joined the Administrative Service of the Hong Kong Government in August 1980 and rose to the rank of Administrative Officer Staff Grade A1 in September 2006. She became a Principal Official on July 1, 2007 when she was appointed Secretary for Development. She was appointed Chief Secretary for Administration on July 1, 2012.

Before assuming the post of the Chief Executive, Mrs Lam had served the public for more than 36 years in 20 public service positions including Director of Social Welfare, Permanent Secretary for Housing, Planning and Lands (Planning and Lands), Director-General of the Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office in London, Permanent Secretary for Home Affairs, Secretary for Development and Chief Secretary for Administration.

Mrs Lam was elected as the Fifth-Term Chief Executive of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region on March 26, 2017, and was officially appointed to this position by the Central People’s Government on March 31, 2017 to assume office on July 1, 2017.

Mrs Lam is married and has two sons.
Mrs Carrie Lam joined the Administrative Service of the Hong Kong Government in August 1980 and rose to the rank of Administrative Officer Staff Grade A1 in September 2006. She became a Principal Official on July 1, 2007 when she was appointed Secretary for Development. She was appointed Chief Secretary for Administration on July 1, 2012.

Before assuming the post of the Chief Executive, Mrs Lam had served the public for more than 36 years in 20 public service positions including Director of Social Welfare, Permanent Secretary for Housing, Planning and Lands (Planning and Lands), Director-General of the Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office in London, Permanent Secretary for Home Affairs, Secretary for Development and Chief Secretary for Administration.

Mrs Lam was elected as the Fifth-Term Chief Executive of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region on March 26, 2017, and was officially appointed to this position by the Central People’s Government on March 31, 2017 to assume office on July 1, 2017.

Mrs Lam is married and has two sons.
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Nicolas Aguzin
Chief Executive Officer , HKEX
Nicolas Aguzin joined HKEX as Chief Executive Officer on 24 May 2021 from J.P. Morgan, where he was most recently Chief Executive Officer of J.P. Morgan’s International Private Bank. Mr Aguzin has been based in Hong Kong since 2012.

From 2013 to 2020, Mr Aguzin was CEO, J.P. Morgan, Asia Pacific where he was responsible for all the firm’s business across 17 markets. Mr Aguzin presided over some of the firm’s major expansion efforts during the period, including establishing itself in China as one of the few international financial institutions with a full range of services and capabilities; including a fully-owned locally incorporated commercial bank, a majority-owned securities company, an asset management company and a futures and options company. Concurrent with his Asia CEO role, Mr Aguzin also ran J.P. Morgan’s Investment Banking division in Asia. During his tenure the bank rose to become one of the leading investment banks in the Asia Pacific region.

Mr Aguzin joined J.P. Morgan in 1990 in Buenos Aires as a financial analyst. Between 1990 and 2005, he held a variety of roles in New York and Buenos Aires, and in 2005 he was appointed as CEO, Latin America. In 2008 and 2009, in addition to his responsibilities as CEO, Latin America and Head of Latin America Investment Banking, he served as Senior Country Officer for Brazil.

Mr Aguzin holds a bachelor degree in Economics from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania in the U.S. and is fluent in Spanish, Portuguese and English.
Nicolas Aguzin joined HKEX as Chief Executive Officer on 24 May 2021 from J.P. Morgan, where he was most recently Chief Executive Officer of J.P. Morgan’s International Private Bank. Mr Aguzin has been based in Hong Kong since 2012.

From 2013 to 2020, Mr Aguzin was CEO, J.P. Morgan, Asia Pacific where he was responsible for all the firm’s business across 17 markets. Mr Aguzin presided over some of the firm’s major expansion efforts during the period, including establishing itself in China as one of the few international financial institutions with a full range of services and capabilities; including a fully-owned locally incorporated commercial bank, a majority-owned securities company, an asset management company and a futures and options company. Concurrent with his Asia CEO role, Mr Aguzin also ran J.P. Morgan’s Investment Banking division in Asia. During his tenure the bank rose to become one of the leading investment banks in the Asia Pacific region.

Mr Aguzin joined J.P. Morgan in 1990 in Buenos Aires as a financial analyst. Between 1990 and 2005, he held a variety of roles in New York and Buenos Aires, and in 2005 he was appointed as CEO, Latin America. In 2008 and 2009, in addition to his responsibilities as CEO, Latin America and Head of Latin America Investment Banking, he served as Senior Country Officer for Brazil.

Mr Aguzin holds a bachelor degree in Economics from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania in the U.S. and is fluent in Spanish, Portuguese and English.
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David Ingles
Anchor and Head of APAC Markets & Data , Bloomberg TV and Radio
David Ingles is an anchor for Bloomberg Television and Bloomberg Radio. He co-anchors “Bloomberg Markets: China Open” weekdays and concurrently also oversees markets and charts content for the Asia Pacific.

Based in Hong Kong, Ingles provides coverage of the major macroeconomic stories and trends that shape markets and affect businesses in the Asia Pacific region. He also travels across the region to cover key stories and summits including Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation, G20, and World Economic Forum where he’s interviewed some of the world’s top CEOs, political and economic leaders, tech entrepreneurs and investors.

Prior to joining Bloomberg, Ingles was with CCTV News in Shanghai where he covered the Chinese financial markets and the country’s major economic reforms from the start of this decade. Before moving to the media industry, he spent several years in banking and financial services.

Ingles earned his bachelor’s degree in business from the Ateneo de Manila University, and an MBA Degree in Finance from the China Europe International Business School (CEIBS). He is fluent in English, Tagalog and Mandarin.
David Ingles is an anchor for Bloomberg Television and Bloomberg Radio. He co-anchors “Bloomberg Markets: China Open” weekdays and concurrently also oversees markets and charts content for the Asia Pacific.

Based in Hong Kong, Ingles provides coverage of the major macroeconomic stories and trends that shape markets and affect businesses in the Asia Pacific region. He also travels across the region to cover key stories and summits including Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation, G20, and World Economic Forum where he’s interviewed some of the world’s top CEOs, political and economic leaders, tech entrepreneurs and investors.

Prior to joining Bloomberg, Ingles was with CCTV News in Shanghai where he covered the Chinese financial markets and the country’s major economic reforms from the start of this decade. Before moving to the media industry, he spent several years in banking and financial services.

Ingles earned his bachelor’s degree in business from the Ateneo de Manila University, and an MBA Degree in Finance from the China Europe International Business School (CEIBS). He is fluent in English, Tagalog and Mandarin.
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Alfonso Garcia Mora
Regional Vice President, Asia and Pacific , International Finance Corporation
Alfonso Garcia Mora is IFC’s Vice President for Asia and Pacific. In this capacity, Mr. Garcia Mora is responsible for all IFC operations in the region, including operationalizing IFC’s COVID-19 crisis response, building a strong Upstream pipeline rooted in country strategies and fostering more collaboration opportunities with a range of key stakeholders for broader impact.

Previously, Mr. Garcia Mora was the Global Director for the Finance Competitiveness and Innovation Global Practice at the World Bank Group. He led the World Bank’s work on financial stability and integrity; financial infrastructure, inclusion and access; long-term finance and capital markets; and crisis and disaster risk finance across all regions.

Since joining the World Bank Group in January 2013, Mr. Garcia Mora has led different regional responsibilities as Manager and Director in Latin America, Middle East and North Africa, and Eastern Europe and Central Asia, advising governments, supervisors and regulators on projects related to financial-sector development, access to finance, banking crises, capital markets and financial regulation. Mr. Garcia Mora managed the Financial Sector Assessment Program, leading several assessments, and represented the World Bank Group in different committees of the Financial Stability Board and other standard-setting bodies.

Before his World Bank Group career, Mr. Garcia Mora worked in the private sector for over 12 years, including as Partner-Managing Director at Analistas Financieros Internacionales Consulting Group.

Mr. Garcia Mora holds a PhD in Economics from Universidad Autonoma de Madrid and served as a visiting PhD student at Boston University. He also holds a Master of Finance from the Catholic University of Leuven. Mr. Garcia Mora has lectured and published extensively on banking and financial- sector issues.
Alfonso Garcia Mora is IFC’s Vice President for Asia and Pacific. In this capacity, Mr. Garcia Mora is responsible for all IFC operations in the region, including operationalizing IFC’s COVID-19 crisis response, building a strong Upstream pipeline rooted in country strategies and fostering more collaboration opportunities with a range of key stakeholders for broader impact.

Previously, Mr. Garcia Mora was the Global Director for the Finance Competitiveness and Innovation Global Practice at the World Bank Group. He led the World Bank’s work on financial stability and integrity; financial infrastructure, inclusion and access; long-term finance and capital markets; and crisis and disaster risk finance across all regions.

Since joining the World Bank Group in January 2013, Mr. Garcia Mora has led different regional responsibilities as Manager and Director in Latin America, Middle East and North Africa, and Eastern Europe and Central Asia, advising governments, supervisors and regulators on projects related to financial-sector development, access to finance, banking crises, capital markets and financial regulation. Mr. Garcia Mora managed the Financial Sector Assessment Program, leading several assessments, and represented the World Bank Group in different committees of the Financial Stability Board and other standard-setting bodies.

Before his World Bank Group career, Mr. Garcia Mora worked in the private sector for over 12 years, including as Partner-Managing Director at Analistas Financieros Internacionales Consulting Group.

Mr. Garcia Mora holds a PhD in Economics from Universidad Autonoma de Madrid and served as a visiting PhD student at Boston University. He also holds a Master of Finance from the Catholic University of Leuven. Mr. Garcia Mora has lectured and published extensively on banking and financial- sector issues.
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Ma Jun
Chairman and President , Hong Kong Green Finance Association
Dr. Ma Jun is currently the Chairman of the Green Finance Committee, China Society for Finance and Banking, President of Institute of Finance and Sustainability, Co-Chairman of the G20 Sustainable Finance Study Group, and the former member of the Monetary Policy Committee of the People's Bank of China. As a leader in the field of green and sustainable finance, Dr. Ma Jun also serves as the sustainable finance special adviser of the United Nations Environment Programme, Chairman of the regulatory working group of NGFS, the Director of Beijing Green Finance Association, the Chairman and President of Hong Kong Green Finance Association, and many other public welfare duties.

From 2017 to 2020, Dr. Ma Jun served as the Director of the Research Center of Finance and Development, Tsinghua University National Institute of Financial Research, the Director of the Research Center of Green Finance Development, Tsinghua University National Institute of Financial Research. During his tenure as Chief Economist of the Research Bureau of the People's Bank of China from 2014 to 2017, Dr. Ma Jun led the drafting of the Guidance of Green Finance in China and promoted the formation of a global green finance consensus under the G20 platform. From 2000 to 2013, he served as Chief Economist, Head of China and Hong Kong Strategy, and Managing Director of Greater China at Deutsche Bank. From 1992 to 2000, he served as a senior economist at the World Bank and an economist at the International Monetary Fund. From 1988 to 1990, he worked as a research fellow at the Development Research Center of the State Council of China. Dr. Ma Jun has published more than a dozen books and hundreds of articles on macroeconomic, monetary policy, environmental economics and green finance.

Dr. Ma Jun received his Master’s degree in Management from Fudan University in 1988, and he received his PhD. in Economics from Georgetown University in 1994.
Dr. Ma Jun is currently the Chairman of the Green Finance Committee, China Society for Finance and Banking, President of Institute of Finance and Sustainability, Co-Chairman of the G20 Sustainable Finance Study Group, and the former member of the Monetary Policy Committee of the People's Bank of China. As a leader in the field of green and sustainable finance, Dr. Ma Jun also serves as the sustainable finance special adviser of the United Nations Environment Programme, Chairman of the regulatory working group of NGFS, the Director of Beijing Green Finance Association, the Chairman and President of Hong Kong Green Finance Association, and many other public welfare duties.

From 2017 to 2020, Dr. Ma Jun served as the Director of the Research Center of Finance and Development, Tsinghua University National Institute of Financial Research, the Director of the Research Center of Green Finance Development, Tsinghua University National Institute of Financial Research. During his tenure as Chief Economist of the Research Bureau of the People's Bank of China from 2014 to 2017, Dr. Ma Jun led the drafting of the Guidance of Green Finance in China and promoted the formation of a global green finance consensus under the G20 platform. From 2000 to 2013, he served as Chief Economist, Head of China and Hong Kong Strategy, and Managing Director of Greater China at Deutsche Bank. From 1992 to 2000, he served as a senior economist at the World Bank and an economist at the International Monetary Fund. From 1988 to 1990, he worked as a research fellow at the Development Research Center of the State Council of China. Dr. Ma Jun has published more than a dozen books and hundreds of articles on macroeconomic, monetary policy, environmental economics and green finance.

Dr. Ma Jun received his Master’s degree in Management from Fudan University in 1988, and he received his PhD. in Economics from Georgetown University in 1994.
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Sanda Ojiambo
CEO & Executive Director , United Nations Global Compact
Sanda Ojiambo of Kenya was appointed CEO & Executive Director of the United Nations Global Compact by UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres in June 2020.  

As the world grappled with the COVID-19 pandemic, Ms. Ojiambo launched an ambitious new UN Global Compact strategy to accelerate and scale the global collective impact of business by upholding the Ten Principles and delivering the Sustainable Development Goals through accountable companies and ecosystems that enable change.

During her tenure she has also promoted stronger business engagement with UN partners to deliver and finance the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

Ms. Ojiambo brings to the UN Global Compact more than 20 years’ experience in the public, multilateral and private sectors including as Head of Sustainable Business and Social Impact, Safaricom Plc in Kenya; and capacity development work in CARE International and United Nations Development Programme Somalia.  Throughout her career, she has cultivated and managed relationships with key business entities and civil society organizations and led the implementation of several public-private partnership initiatives.

Ms. Ojiambo holds a Master of Arts in Public Policy from the University of Minnesota, USA, and a Bachelor of Arts in Economics and International Development from McGill University, Canada.

Launched in July 2000, the United Nations Global Compact is a special initiative of the UN Secretary-General created as a call to action to companies everywhere to align their operations and strategies with Ten Principles in the areas of human rights, labour, environment and anti-corruption. Its ambition is to accelerate and scale the global collective impact of business by upholding the Ten Principles and delivering the Sustainable Development Goals through accountable companies and ecosystems that enable change. With more than 13,000 companies and 3,000 non-business signatories based in over 160 countries, and 70 Local Networks, the UN Global Compact is the world’s largest corporate sustainability initiative — one Global Compact uniting business for a better world.
Sanda Ojiambo of Kenya was appointed CEO & Executive Director of the United Nations Global Compact by UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres in June 2020.  

As the world grappled with the COVID-19 pandemic, Ms. Ojiambo launched an ambitious new UN Global Compact strategy to accelerate and scale the global collective impact of business by upholding the Ten Principles and delivering the Sustainable Development Goals through accountable companies and ecosystems that enable change.

During her tenure she has also promoted stronger business engagement with UN partners to deliver and finance the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

Ms. Ojiambo brings to the UN Global Compact more than 20 years’ experience in the public, multilateral and private sectors including as Head of Sustainable Business and Social Impact, Safaricom Plc in Kenya; and capacity development work in CARE International and United Nations Development Programme Somalia.  Throughout her career, she has cultivated and managed relationships with key business entities and civil society organizations and led the implementation of several public-private partnership initiatives.

Ms. Ojiambo holds a Master of Arts in Public Policy from the University of Minnesota, USA, and a Bachelor of Arts in Economics and International Development from McGill University, Canada.

Launched in July 2000, the United Nations Global Compact is a special initiative of the UN Secretary-General created as a call to action to companies everywhere to align their operations and strategies with Ten Principles in the areas of human rights, labour, environment and anti-corruption. Its ambition is to accelerate and scale the global collective impact of business by upholding the Ten Principles and delivering the Sustainable Development Goals through accountable companies and ecosystems that enable change. With more than 13,000 companies and 3,000 non-business signatories based in over 160 countries, and 70 Local Networks, the UN Global Compact is the world’s largest corporate sustainability initiative — one Global Compact uniting business for a better world.
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Eddie Yue
Chief Executive , Hong Kong Monetary Authority
Mr Eddie Yue was appointed Chief Executive of the Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA) from 1 October 2019.  He began his career as an Administrative Officer in the Hong Kong Government in 1986.  He joined the HKMA upon its establishment in 1993 and was promoted to Division Head a year later.  He was appointed Executive Director in 2001 and subsequently Deputy Chief Executive in 2007 before taking up his current position.

Mr Yue has participated in numerous areas of the HKMA’s work.  During his tenure as Deputy Chief Executive, he steered major policies and initiatives relating to reserves management, research, external affairs and market development.  Mr Yue was also actively involved in tackling major financial crises and played an instrumental role in enhancing the Linked Exchange Rate System.

Mr Yue was educated at the Chinese University of Hong Kong and the Harvard Business School.
Mr Eddie Yue was appointed Chief Executive of the Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA) from 1 October 2019.  He began his career as an Administrative Officer in the Hong Kong Government in 1986.  He joined the HKMA upon its establishment in 1993 and was promoted to Division Head a year later.  He was appointed Executive Director in 2001 and subsequently Deputy Chief Executive in 2007 before taking up his current position.

Mr Yue has participated in numerous areas of the HKMA’s work.  During his tenure as Deputy Chief Executive, he steered major policies and initiatives relating to reserves management, research, external affairs and market development.  Mr Yue was also actively involved in tackling major financial crises and played an instrumental role in enhancing the Linked Exchange Rate System.

Mr Yue was educated at the Chinese University of Hong Kong and the Harvard Business School.
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David Liao
Co-Chief Executive , Asia Pacific, HSBC
David Liao is a Group Executive of the HSBC Group and Co-Chief Executive of HSBC Asia-Pacific alongside Surendra Rosha.

David is a member of HSBC's Group Executive Committee and serves as Executive Director on the HSBC Asia-Pacific Board. He is also a non-executive director and a member of the Personnel & Remuneration Committee of the Bank of Communications; Supervisor of HSBC Jintrust Fund Management Company Limited; a member of the Beijing Municipal Committee of the 13th Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC); and an advisor on the International Business Leaders' Advisory Council for the Governor of Hubei.

He joined HSBC in 1997 and was responsible for the local currency fixed income business in Greater China and Singapore. He was appointed Treasurer and Head of Global Markets at HSBC China in 2005; became Head of Global Banking and Markets at HSBC China in 2013; and served as President and Chief Executive, HSBC China in 2015-2020. Prior to his current role he was Head of Global Banking Coverage for Asia-Pacific.

David holds an Honours degree from the University of London.
David Liao is a Group Executive of the HSBC Group and Co-Chief Executive of HSBC Asia-Pacific alongside Surendra Rosha.

David is a member of HSBC's Group Executive Committee and serves as Executive Director on the HSBC Asia-Pacific Board. He is also a non-executive director and a member of the Personnel & Remuneration Committee of the Bank of Communications; Supervisor of HSBC Jintrust Fund Management Company Limited; a member of the Beijing Municipal Committee of the 13th Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC); and an advisor on the International Business Leaders' Advisory Council for the Governor of Hubei.

He joined HSBC in 1997 and was responsible for the local currency fixed income business in Greater China and Singapore. He was appointed Treasurer and Head of Global Markets at HSBC China in 2005; became Head of Global Banking and Markets at HSBC China in 2013; and served as President and Chief Executive, HSBC China in 2015-2020. Prior to his current role he was Head of Global Banking Coverage for Asia-Pacific.

David holds an Honours degree from the University of London.
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Amy Lo
Co-Head, Wealth Management Asia Pacific, UBS Global Wealth Management; Head and Chief Executive , UBS Hong Kong
Amy Lo is Co-Head of Wealth Management Asia Pacific, Head and Chief Executive of UBS Hong Kong, and a Group Managing Director at UBS. Amy has over 30 years of experience in the banking industry. Since joining UBS in 1995, she has held a number of senior management positions including Regional Head of Ultra High Net Worth and Global Family Office in Asia. Today, the ultra-high net worth business is the leading wealth manager for ultra-high net worth individuals in the region.

Actively involved in the development of the private banking industry in Hong Kong, Amy chairs the Executive Committee of the Hong Kong Private Wealth Management Association (PWMA), and is a Board Member of the Hong Kong Financial Services Development Council (FSDC). She is also a member of the Banking Industry Training Advisory Committee of the Hong Kong Education Bureau, a member of the Exchange Fund Advisory Committee Financial Infrastructure Sub-Committee of Hong Kong Monetary Authority, and an advisor of Our Hong Kong Foundation.

A passionate supporter of youth education and technological innovation in Greater China, Amy is a member of The Court and the MBA Advisory Board at The University of Hong Kong, and a member of the Advisory Committee of the Department of Social Work at The Chinese University of Hong Kong. She is also a Board Member of the UBS Optimus Foundation, the independent grant-making foundation that helps UBS clients improve the education and welfare of children globally.

In recognition of her contribution to the wealth management industry, Amy was named Private Banker of the Year in the Asian Private Banker Awards for Distinction 2020. She also received the Executive Award at the DHL/SCMP Business Awards 2018 for her efforts in building UBS as a corporate citizen in Hong Kong. She was also named by a top-tier Chinese media, China Business News, as one of the "Hong Kong Top 20 in the next 20 years" for her contribution to innovation developments in 2017.
Amy Lo is Co-Head of Wealth Management Asia Pacific, Head and Chief Executive of UBS Hong Kong, and a Group Managing Director at UBS. Amy has over 30 years of experience in the banking industry. Since joining UBS in 1995, she has held a number of senior management positions including Regional Head of Ultra High Net Worth and Global Family Office in Asia. Today, the ultra-high net worth business is the leading wealth manager for ultra-high net worth individuals in the region.

Actively involved in the development of the private banking industry in Hong Kong, Amy chairs the Executive Committee of the Hong Kong Private Wealth Management Association (PWMA), and is a Board Member of the Hong Kong Financial Services Development Council (FSDC). She is also a member of the Banking Industry Training Advisory Committee of the Hong Kong Education Bureau, a member of the Exchange Fund Advisory Committee Financial Infrastructure Sub-Committee of Hong Kong Monetary Authority, and an advisor of Our Hong Kong Foundation.

A passionate supporter of youth education and technological innovation in Greater China, Amy is a member of The Court and the MBA Advisory Board at The University of Hong Kong, and a member of the Advisory Committee of the Department of Social Work at The Chinese University of Hong Kong. She is also a Board Member of the UBS Optimus Foundation, the independent grant-making foundation that helps UBS clients improve the education and welfare of children globally.

In recognition of her contribution to the wealth management industry, Amy was named Private Banker of the Year in the Asian Private Banker Awards for Distinction 2020. She also received the Executive Award at the DHL/SCMP Business Awards 2018 for her efforts in building UBS as a corporate citizen in Hong Kong. She was also named by a top-tier Chinese media, China Business News, as one of the "Hong Kong Top 20 in the next 20 years" for her contribution to innovation developments in 2017.
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Jenn-Hui Tan
Global Head of Stewardship and Sustainable Investing , Fidelity International
Jenn-Hui Tan is Global Head of Stewardship & Sustainable Investing for Fidelity International.

Jenn is responsible for providing external and internal leadership for Fidelity’s sustainable investing activities, including the strategy and policies on engagement, voting and ESG integration.

Jenn joined Fidelity International in 2007 from Norton Rose Fulbright, where he was a corporate finance lawyer advising on capital market and M&A transactions. He holds an LLB Law degree from the University of Durham.
Jenn-Hui Tan is Global Head of Stewardship & Sustainable Investing for Fidelity International.

Jenn is responsible for providing external and internal leadership for Fidelity’s sustainable investing activities, including the strategy and policies on engagement, voting and ESG integration.

Jenn joined Fidelity International in 2007 from Norton Rose Fulbright, where he was a corporate finance lawyer advising on capital market and M&A transactions. He holds an LLB Law degree from the University of Durham.
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Siddharth Tiwari
Chief Representative for Asia and the Pacific , Bank for International Settlements
As Chief Representative since November 2018, Mr. Tiwari heads the Bank for International Settlements’ Office for Asia and the Pacific, based in Hong Kong. For over 3 decades, he has been a thought leader, global policy maker and a member of senior management teams in large, complex, global financial institutions, including the IMF, and his work has spanned across 5 continents. At various phases during his career, he has been responsible for shaping institutional responses to mitigate the adverse impact of COVID–19 and climate change; spearheading efforts to adapt existing business models to advances in technology; leading the strategy and design of global financial architecture; directing policy and lending operations; managing a large international Board of Directors; implementing deep institutional restructuring; heading multi-billion dollar investment committees; managing billion-dollar budgets; and, serving a term in a senior academic appointment. With substantial experience in Asia, Mr. Tiwari has led engagement between and within international bodies (G-7 and the G20), public sector, think tanks, philanthropies, civil society, financial markets, media, and academia. 

Mr. Tiwari holds degrees in Economics from the University of Chicago, the London School of Economics and the University of Delhi.
As Chief Representative since November 2018, Mr. Tiwari heads the Bank for International Settlements’ Office for Asia and the Pacific, based in Hong Kong. For over 3 decades, he has been a thought leader, global policy maker and a member of senior management teams in large, complex, global financial institutions, including the IMF, and his work has spanned across 5 continents. At various phases during his career, he has been responsible for shaping institutional responses to mitigate the adverse impact of COVID–19 and climate change; spearheading efforts to adapt existing business models to advances in technology; leading the strategy and design of global financial architecture; directing policy and lending operations; managing a large international Board of Directors; implementing deep institutional restructuring; heading multi-billion dollar investment committees; managing billion-dollar budgets; and, serving a term in a senior academic appointment. With substantial experience in Asia, Mr. Tiwari has led engagement between and within international bodies (G-7 and the G20), public sector, think tanks, philanthropies, civil society, financial markets, media, and academia. 

Mr. Tiwari holds degrees in Economics from the University of Chicago, the London School of Economics and the University of Delhi.
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Teresa Ko
Corporate Partner and China Chairman, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer; Vice Chair , IFRS Foundation
Teresa is Freshfields’ China chairman and a founding partner of Freshfields’ Asia capital markets practice. Described as “an icon in the industry”, she is one of the most prominent corporate and securities lawyers in Hong Kong.
 
Over her career, Teresa has helped numerous Chinese state-owned, privately-owned and international companies to list on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange (HKSE), including advising on eight out of the ten largest IPOs in Hong Kong. She also has an impressive record on public and private M&A transactions and advises on joint ventures and corporate governance matters.
 
Among her many public service appointments, Teresa currently serves as one of two vice-chairs of the IFRS Foundation Trustees and chairs its Due Process Oversight Committee. She is also a member of the Trustee Steering Committee which was formed to oversee the work to establish a potential International Sustainability Standards Board (ISSB) and was involved in the publication of the IFRS Foundation’s consultation paper on sustainability reporting.
 
Teresa chaired the Listing Committee of the HKSE from 2009 to 2011 and was deputy chair for three years before. She also served as a non-executive director of the Securities and Futures Commission of Hong Kong (SFC) for six years. 
 
She is currently one of the co-chairmen of the HKSE’s Listing Review Committee and a deputy chairman of the SFC’s Takeovers and Mergers Panel. She is also a council member of the Business School Advisory Council of the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology and a panel member of the Cyberport Advisory Panel. 
 
Teresa joined Freshfields in 1988, becoming a partner in 1993 and China chairman in 2011.
Teresa is Freshfields’ China chairman and a founding partner of Freshfields’ Asia capital markets practice. Described as “an icon in the industry”, she is one of the most prominent corporate and securities lawyers in Hong Kong.
 
Over her career, Teresa has helped numerous Chinese state-owned, privately-owned and international companies to list on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange (HKSE), including advising on eight out of the ten largest IPOs in Hong Kong. She also has an impressive record on public and private M&A transactions and advises on joint ventures and corporate governance matters.
 
Among her many public service appointments, Teresa currently serves as one of two vice-chairs of the IFRS Foundation Trustees and chairs its Due Process Oversight Committee. She is also a member of the Trustee Steering Committee which was formed to oversee the work to establish a potential International Sustainability Standards Board (ISSB) and was involved in the publication of the IFRS Foundation’s consultation paper on sustainability reporting.
 
Teresa chaired the Listing Committee of the HKSE from 2009 to 2011 and was deputy chair for three years before. She also served as a non-executive director of the Securities and Futures Commission of Hong Kong (SFC) for six years. 
 
She is currently one of the co-chairmen of the HKSE’s Listing Review Committee and a deputy chairman of the SFC’s Takeovers and Mergers Panel. She is also a council member of the Business School Advisory Council of the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology and a panel member of the Cyberport Advisory Panel. 
 
Teresa joined Freshfields in 1988, becoming a partner in 1993 and China chairman in 2011.
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Ashley Ian Alder
Chief Executive Officer, Securities and Futures Commission; Board Chair , IOSCO
Ashley is the Chief Executive Officer of the Securities and Futures Commission (SFC) of Hong Kong. He was first appointed in October 2011. In May 2016, Ashley was elected as Chair of the Board of the International Organization of Securities Commissions (IOSCO), and was re-elected for a further two-year term in June 2020.

Ashley was previously Chair of the IOSCO Asia-Pacific Regional Committee and Vice Chair of the IOSCO Board. Ashley has represented IOSCO as a member of the Financial Stability Board Steering Committee and Plenary since his election as IOSCO Board Chair.

Ashley started his career as a lawyer in London in 1984. He moved to Hong Kong in 1989 with the international law firm Herbert Smith, practicing corporate and business law. He was Executive Director of Corporate Finance at the SFC from 2001 to 2004, before returning to Herbert Smith, where he became head of the firm’s Asia Region.
Ashley is the Chief Executive Officer of the Securities and Futures Commission (SFC) of Hong Kong. He was first appointed in October 2011. In May 2016, Ashley was elected as Chair of the Board of the International Organization of Securities Commissions (IOSCO), and was re-elected for a further two-year term in June 2020.

Ashley was previously Chair of the IOSCO Asia-Pacific Regional Committee and Vice Chair of the IOSCO Board. Ashley has represented IOSCO as a member of the Financial Stability Board Steering Committee and Plenary since his election as IOSCO Board Chair.

Ashley started his career as a lawyer in London in 1984. He moved to Hong Kong in 1989 with the international law firm Herbert Smith, practicing corporate and business law. He was Executive Director of Corporate Finance at the SFC from 2001 to 2004, before returning to Herbert Smith, where he became head of the firm’s Asia Region.
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Rebecca Mikula-Wright
Chief Executive Officer , Asia Investor Group on Climate Change
Rebecca is the CEO of IGCC and AIGCC, based in Sydney, bringing over 20 years’ experience in climate change, sustainability and investment banking to the role.

Rebecca is responsible for developing and delivering the strategy and implementation across AIGCC and IGCC, covering investor practice and policy advocacy. She is a member of the global Steering Committee for the Climate Action 100+ and the Investor Agenda. She joined IGCC in 2012 as Director of Investor Initiatives, before moving to Executive Director of AIGCC in 2016. Rebecca became CEO of both organisations in June 2021.

Rebecca has worked in Hong Kong, Europe and Australia in investment banking, working in equity research, credit analysis, commodities and derivatives for groups such as Nomura Securities, BlackRock, Exxon Mobil and JPMorgan. Involvement in early corporate sustainability programs in many of her roles was the catalyst to move into the nascent sustainable finance and investment field in Asia where she led ASrIA (Assoc. for Sustainable and Responsible Investment in Asia) in Hong Kong.

She is also a board member of The Orangutan Project that works on direct orangutan and habitat conservation in Indonesia. Rebecca has a BA (Asian Studies/Commerce), Dip.Business Administration and speaks conversational Japanese, French and Czech.
Rebecca is the CEO of IGCC and AIGCC, based in Sydney, bringing over 20 years’ experience in climate change, sustainability and investment banking to the role.

Rebecca is responsible for developing and delivering the strategy and implementation across AIGCC and IGCC, covering investor practice and policy advocacy. She is a member of the global Steering Committee for the Climate Action 100+ and the Investor Agenda. She joined IGCC in 2012 as Director of Investor Initiatives, before moving to Executive Director of AIGCC in 2016. Rebecca became CEO of both organisations in June 2021.

Rebecca has worked in Hong Kong, Europe and Australia in investment banking, working in equity research, credit analysis, commodities and derivatives for groups such as Nomura Securities, BlackRock, Exxon Mobil and JPMorgan. Involvement in early corporate sustainability programs in many of her roles was the catalyst to move into the nascent sustainable finance and investment field in Asia where she led ASrIA (Assoc. for Sustainable and Responsible Investment in Asia) in Hong Kong.

She is also a board member of The Orangutan Project that works on direct orangutan and habitat conservation in Indonesia. Rebecca has a BA (Asian Studies/Commerce), Dip.Business Administration and speaks conversational Japanese, French and Czech.
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David Simmonds
Group General Counsel, Chief Administrative Officer & Company Secretary , CLP Holdings Limited
As Group General Counsel, Mr Simmonds is responsible for the provision of legal and insurance services across the CLP Group and leads a team of lawyers and insurance specialists who provide strategic advice and counsel to CLP Holdings and its subsidiaries.  He has extensive infrastructure experience advising on strategic acquisitions and divestments, projects and construction, corporate structuring, regulatory issues and competition laws.

As Chief Administrative Officer, Mr Simmonds is responsible for the Group’s property development and management activities, climate change strategy, special projects of the CEO, and a range of commercial and administrative matters of significance to the Group.

Mr Simmonds was appointed the Company Secretary of CLP Holdings on 1 January 2016 and he is responsible for the corporate secretarial affairs of CLP Holdings and its subsidiaries.

Mr Simmonds is a Vice-President of The Hong Kong Chartered Governance Institute (HKCGI) (formerly known as The Hong Kong Institute of Chartered Secretaries) and is a Fellow of both The Chartered Governance Institute and HKCGI. He is also a Board Director of the Australian Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong and Macau and a member of The Asia Society.

Mr Simmonds holds a Bachelor of Laws (Honours) and a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Melbourne.
As Group General Counsel, Mr Simmonds is responsible for the provision of legal and insurance services across the CLP Group and leads a team of lawyers and insurance specialists who provide strategic advice and counsel to CLP Holdings and its subsidiaries.  He has extensive infrastructure experience advising on strategic acquisitions and divestments, projects and construction, corporate structuring, regulatory issues and competition laws.

As Chief Administrative Officer, Mr Simmonds is responsible for the Group’s property development and management activities, climate change strategy, special projects of the CEO, and a range of commercial and administrative matters of significance to the Group.

Mr Simmonds was appointed the Company Secretary of CLP Holdings on 1 January 2016 and he is responsible for the corporate secretarial affairs of CLP Holdings and its subsidiaries.

Mr Simmonds is a Vice-President of The Hong Kong Chartered Governance Institute (HKCGI) (formerly known as The Hong Kong Institute of Chartered Secretaries) and is a Fellow of both The Chartered Governance Institute and HKCGI. He is also a Board Director of the Australian Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong and Macau and a member of The Asia Society.

Mr Simmonds holds a Bachelor of Laws (Honours) and a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Melbourne.
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Mervyn Tang
Head of Sustainability Strategy, APAC , Schroders
Mervyn Tang is the Head of Sustainability Strategy, APAC. Currently based in Hong Kong, Mervyn is responsible for Schroders’ Sustainability Strategy in the Asia Pacific. He works in partnership with client facing and product teams to build the firm’s sustainable investment propositions across the region, and lead the company’s Regional Centre of Excellence for Sustainability.

Prior to joining Schroders in July 2021, Mervyn was Global Head of ESG Research at Fitch Ratings, overseeing a research team of 4 analysts across London and Hong Kong which primarily focuses on thematic and cross sector ESG research. He also held roles at MSCI, Fitch Ratings, the Bank of England, and Citigroup.

Mervyn holds a Master of Arts degree in Economics and Management from the University of Oxford and a Master of Science degree in Economics from the University of London. Mervyn is also a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) charterholder.
Mervyn Tang is the Head of Sustainability Strategy, APAC. Currently based in Hong Kong, Mervyn is responsible for Schroders’ Sustainability Strategy in the Asia Pacific. He works in partnership with client facing and product teams to build the firm’s sustainable investment propositions across the region, and lead the company’s Regional Centre of Excellence for Sustainability.

Prior to joining Schroders in July 2021, Mervyn was Global Head of ESG Research at Fitch Ratings, overseeing a research team of 4 analysts across London and Hong Kong which primarily focuses on thematic and cross sector ESG research. He also held roles at MSCI, Fitch Ratings, the Bank of England, and Citigroup.

Mervyn holds a Master of Arts degree in Economics and Management from the University of Oxford and a Master of Science degree in Economics from the University of London. Mervyn is also a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) charterholder.
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Julien Martin
Head of Emerging Business Development, HKEX
Julien Martin is the Managing Director and Head of Emerging Business Development of Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Limited (HKEX), and the General Manager of Bond Connect Company Limited, a joint venture established by HKEX and China Foreign Exchange Trade System. He joined HKEX in 2015.

Mr Martin spearheads the digital, data and ESG business at HKEX, overseeing initiatives that expand its reach in the digital space and consolidate its role as an ESG and data hub. He was one of the architects of the Bond Connect launch in 2017, delivering policy breakthroughs and market efficiencies in pre-trade admission, trading, and settlement for the China interbank bond market. He led key initiatives in the fixed income and currency business for both cash and derivatives, and is steering a number of organisation-wide initiatives on the development of mutual market access, platforms, and product solutions. 

Prior to joining HKEX, Mr Martin was Head of RMB Competence Centre, Managing Director and Deputy Head of Fixed Income China at BNP Paribas. He was instrumental in establishing its presence in Mainland China and pioneering the development of RMB derivatives and flow products in its global platform amid the RMB internationalisation. He has over 18 years of banking and finance experience, with over 12 years spent between Shanghai and Hong Kong. Mr Martin is a recognised experts in Asian financial markets, fixed income and foreign exchange. He is fluent in English, French and Mandarin.

Mr Martin holds a master of business administration (MBA) degree from ESSEC Business School, Paris.
Julien Martin is the Managing Director and Head of Emerging Business Development of Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Limited (HKEX), and the General Manager of Bond Connect Company Limited, a joint venture established by HKEX and China Foreign Exchange Trade System. He joined HKEX in 2015.

Mr Martin spearheads the digital, data and ESG business at HKEX, overseeing initiatives that expand its reach in the digital space and consolidate its role as an ESG and data hub. He was one of the architects of the Bond Connect launch in 2017, delivering policy breakthroughs and market efficiencies in pre-trade admission, trading, and settlement for the China interbank bond market. He led key initiatives in the fixed income and currency business for both cash and derivatives, and is steering a number of organisation-wide initiatives on the development of mutual market access, platforms, and product solutions. 

Prior to joining HKEX, Mr Martin was Head of RMB Competence Centre, Managing Director and Deputy Head of Fixed Income China at BNP Paribas. He was instrumental in establishing its presence in Mainland China and pioneering the development of RMB derivatives and flow products in its global platform amid the RMB internationalisation. He has over 18 years of banking and finance experience, with over 12 years spent between Shanghai and Hong Kong. Mr Martin is a recognised experts in Asian financial markets, fixed income and foreign exchange. He is fluent in English, French and Mandarin.

Mr Martin holds a master of business administration (MBA) degree from ESSEC Business School, Paris.
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Catherine Chen
Founder and CEO , AvantFaire
Catherine is a seasoned impact investor, a serial entrepreneur and a public policy advocate for impact investment, carbon neutrality and Sustainable Development Goals. She founded the AvantFaire Group companies with a strong Asia presence in China, Hong Kong SAR and Singapore focusing on impact investing and providing impact solutions and strategic advice to asset owners. Her investment style is top down and oriented towards secular trends including decarbonization, technology applications in ESG and green businesses. Catherine’s investment experiences span across smart buildings and design, AI applications in ESG, city and community planning and infrastructure transitions, to sustainable supply chains in the food and fashion industry. Catherine is also well connected to regional sustainability development councils in the Greater China Region and Southeast Asian countries. She is active in advocacy concerning environmentally efficient smart communities and villages, common prosperities for the middle class, and is keen on building multilateral collaboration with both public and private sectors. Catherine also works with China Daily to host a series of seminars on impact investment and carbon neutrality.

Prior to the establishment of AvantFaire, Catherine helped run her family business in Asia and managed various projects on the Belt and Road Initiative. She built a strong and broad network with many countries’ trade commissions, local champion enterprises and culture bureaus.

Apart from her work commitment to sustainability, Catherine holds several social positions to promote ESG in Asia. In Hong Kong, Catherine is the chair of the Education Committee in Women in Finance Asia, and the annual juror for the BENCHMARK Awards for mutual funds and unit trusts. In China, Catherine is a founding member of the China Impact Investment Network. Catherine is also a frequent speaker in ESG at the Wall Breaker – a Chinese podcast focusing on key opinion leaders in finance and banking industry. Catherine has been selected as one of the 100 Women in Finance since 2020.

Catherine graduated from University College London with majors in economics and statistics and holds an MBA from the University of Toronto. She is keen on continuous education and is currently studying a master’s degree in international relationship in King’s College London and concurrently a graduate program in Chinese medicine in the University of Hong Kong. Catherine also promotes minority and endangered art and culture in various countries. She is currently the director of Hong Kong - Cambodia Advancement Association.
Catherine is a seasoned impact investor, a serial entrepreneur and a public policy advocate for impact investment, carbon neutrality and Sustainable Development Goals. She founded the AvantFaire Group companies with a strong Asia presence in China, Hong Kong SAR and Singapore focusing on impact investing and providing impact solutions and strategic advice to asset owners. Her investment style is top down and oriented towards secular trends including decarbonization, technology applications in ESG and green businesses. Catherine’s investment experiences span across smart buildings and design, AI applications in ESG, city and community planning and infrastructure transitions, to sustainable supply chains in the food and fashion industry. Catherine is also well connected to regional sustainability development councils in the Greater China Region and Southeast Asian countries. She is active in advocacy concerning environmentally efficient smart communities and villages, common prosperities for the middle class, and is keen on building multilateral collaboration with both public and private sectors. Catherine also works with China Daily to host a series of seminars on impact investment and carbon neutrality.

Prior to the establishment of AvantFaire, Catherine helped run her family business in Asia and managed various projects on the Belt and Road Initiative. She built a strong and broad network with many countries’ trade commissions, local champion enterprises and culture bureaus.

Apart from her work commitment to sustainability, Catherine holds several social positions to promote ESG in Asia. In Hong Kong, Catherine is the chair of the Education Committee in Women in Finance Asia, and the annual juror for the BENCHMARK Awards for mutual funds and unit trusts. In China, Catherine is a founding member of the China Impact Investment Network. Catherine is also a frequent speaker in ESG at the Wall Breaker – a Chinese podcast focusing on key opinion leaders in finance and banking industry. Catherine has been selected as one of the 100 Women in Finance since 2020.

Catherine graduated from University College London with majors in economics and statistics and holds an MBA from the University of Toronto. She is keen on continuous education and is currently studying a master’s degree in international relationship in King’s College London and concurrently a graduate program in Chinese medicine in the University of Hong Kong. Catherine also promotes minority and endangered art and culture in various countries. She is currently the director of Hong Kong - Cambodia Advancement Association.
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Tracy Wong Harris
Head of Sustainable Finance, Greater China and North Asia , Standard Chartered
Tracy Wong Harris is the Head of Sustainable Finance for Greater China and North Asia at Standard Chartered Bank, focusing on the Bank’s sustainable finance strategy, by developing new products and solutions, further incorporating ESG considerations into banking decisions, and identifying sustainable finance opportunities for clients. Tracy is also the Vice President and Deputy Secretary General of Hong Kong Green Finance Association (HKGFA), the Senior Advisor to the Green Building Project of HK2050isNow, an appointed member of the Securities and Futures Commission (SFC) Climate Change Technical Expert Group (TEG), and a Board member of AIDS Concern.

Prior to joining Standard Chartered, Tracy had been driving the green and sustainable finance development in Hong Kong and had over 16 years of financial markets experiences across various fixed income and complex structured products in JPMorgan, Mizuho International, Barclays Capital and BNP Paribas based in London and Hong Kong.
Tracy Wong Harris is the Head of Sustainable Finance for Greater China and North Asia at Standard Chartered Bank, focusing on the Bank’s sustainable finance strategy, by developing new products and solutions, further incorporating ESG considerations into banking decisions, and identifying sustainable finance opportunities for clients. Tracy is also the Vice President and Deputy Secretary General of Hong Kong Green Finance Association (HKGFA), the Senior Advisor to the Green Building Project of HK2050isNow, an appointed member of the Securities and Futures Commission (SFC) Climate Change Technical Expert Group (TEG), and a Board member of AIDS Concern.

Prior to joining Standard Chartered, Tracy had been driving the green and sustainable finance development in Hong Kong and had over 16 years of financial markets experiences across various fixed income and complex structured products in JPMorgan, Mizuho International, Barclays Capital and BNP Paribas based in London and Hong Kong.
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Max Song
Founder , Carbonbase
Max Song is founder and CEO of Carbonbase, a HK based climate tech startup leveraging data science and blockchain for enterprise solutions for measuring, managing and reducing carbon emissions. Previously, he worked in investments for HK family offices, where he invested in TMT, AI, blockchain, and healthcare. He worked as a data scientist in Silicon Valley for Ayasdi, where he helped with data analysis applications for finance, biotech and healthcare. He received a Masters degree from Schwarzman College, Tsinghua University, and Bachelor of Science from Brown University, where he majored in Applied Math. He is passionate about mobilizing the capabilities of technology and finance to realize the promises of UN Sustainable Development Goals. He is a recipient of the 2021 Generation T Tatler List, and a 2021 Forbes 30U30 recipient.
Max Song is founder and CEO of Carbonbase, a HK based climate tech startup leveraging data science and blockchain for enterprise solutions for measuring, managing and reducing carbon emissions. Previously, he worked in investments for HK family offices, where he invested in TMT, AI, blockchain, and healthcare. He worked as a data scientist in Silicon Valley for Ayasdi, where he helped with data analysis applications for finance, biotech and healthcare. He received a Masters degree from Schwarzman College, Tsinghua University, and Bachelor of Science from Brown University, where he majored in Applied Math. He is passionate about mobilizing the capabilities of technology and finance to realize the promises of UN Sustainable Development Goals. He is a recipient of the 2021 Generation T Tatler List, and a 2021 Forbes 30U30 recipient.
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Ellie Tang
Head of Sustainability , New World Development Company Limited
Ellie Tang is currently Head of Sustainability at New World Development Company Limited and K11 Concepts Limited, where she founded the function and drives the “New World Sustainability Vision 2030” across the Group’s businesses in Hong Kong and mainland China, and leads sustainable financing initiatives. Ellie also co-founded Impact Kommons, Asia’s first UN Sustainable Development Goals-focused startup accelerator. She is an appointed member of the Environmental Campaign Committee and the Green Tech Fund Assessment Committee of the HKSAR Government.

Ellie’s experience covers sustainability strategy and planning, environmental management, ESG reporting, carbon credit project development, and investor engagement. She was previously the Asia Pacific Coordinator of the “HSBC Water Programme” – a global USD100m partnership with governments and NGOs to improve access to fresh water and sanitation, relevant policy support, and community livelihoods.

Ellie holds a Master of Public Administration in Environmental Science and Policy from Columbia University, U.S.A holistic sustainability practitioner, Ellie is also a certified health coach and a WELL Building Standard® Accredited Professional.
Ellie Tang is currently Head of Sustainability at New World Development Company Limited and K11 Concepts Limited, where she founded the function and drives the “New World Sustainability Vision 2030” across the Group’s businesses in Hong Kong and mainland China, and leads sustainable financing initiatives. Ellie also co-founded Impact Kommons, Asia’s first UN Sustainable Development Goals-focused startup accelerator. She is an appointed member of the Environmental Campaign Committee and the Green Tech Fund Assessment Committee of the HKSAR Government.

Ellie’s experience covers sustainability strategy and planning, environmental management, ESG reporting, carbon credit project development, and investor engagement. She was previously the Asia Pacific Coordinator of the “HSBC Water Programme” – a global USD100m partnership with governments and NGOs to improve access to fresh water and sanitation, relevant policy support, and community livelihoods.

Ellie holds a Master of Public Administration in Environmental Science and Policy from Columbia University, U.S.A holistic sustainability practitioner, Ellie is also a certified health coach and a WELL Building Standard® Accredited Professional.
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Shusong Ba
Chief China Economist , HKEX
Professor Ba Shusong is Managing Director and Chief China Economist of Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Limited (HKEX), Chief Economist of the China Banking Association (CBA) and Executive Director of the HSBC Financial Research Institute at Peking University.  He is also a member of the Mainland Opportunities Committee of the Financial Services Development Council (FSDC) of Hong Kong, Vice President of the China Society of Macroeconomics, a member of Ministry of Commerce's Economic and Trade Policy Advisory Committee, a member of China Banking and Insurance Regulatory Commission’s Expert Guidance Committee for the banking industry’s  implementation of the new Basel capital accord, a member of China Securities Regulatory Commission’s M&A Specialists Committee, and a member of China’s “13th Five-Year Plan” National Development and Planning Specialists Committee.  
 
Professor Ba is a fellow of experts who receive the State Council’s special allowance.  He was previously Deputy General Manager of the Bank of China Hangzhou Branch, Assistant General Manager of Bank of China (Hong Kong), Director-General of the Strategy and Development Committee of the Securities Association of China, Deputy Director of the Economics Department of the Liaison Office of the Central People’s Government in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, and Deputy Director-General of the Financial Research Institute of the State Council's Development Research Centre.  He was engaged in post-doctoral research in the China Center for Economic Research at Peking University and was a senior visiting scholar at Columbia Business School.  He also served as the chief expert in the basic research field of "International Economic and Financial Structure" in Development Research Center of the State Council.  Professor Ba was awarded by China’s Social Science Assessment in 2017 as the Chinese scholar with the highest citation frequency in Chinese literature on economics during the period from 2006 to 2015.  
 
Professor Ba had lectured as a main speaker to members of the Political Bureau of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China.  He possesses rich practical experience and research achievements in the fields of the Basel capital accord and risk management, and modern-times exchanges and capital markets.  His publications include (bilingual) “Mutual Market Connectivity and Hong Kong Market Innovations for New-Economy Financing” (elected one of the 2019 “Yicai – J.P. Morgan Financial Books of the Year”), “Bond Connect Scheme ― New Strategy for Internationalisation of China’s Bond Market”, “New Progress in RMB Internationalisation ― Innovations in HKEX’s Offshore Financial Products”; and (in Chinese) "Research on New Basel Capital Accord", "Basel II in Financial Crisis: Challenges and Improvements", “Study on Basel Capital Accord III”, “Basel III and Financial Regulatory Reform”. 
 
Professor Ba is responsible for policy and business research for HKEX Group and has participated in the business projects of Bond Connect and Shenzhen-Hong Kong Stock Connect.  He actively organises and promotes the interactions of HKEX with Mainland regulatory authorities and related central and local government departments, and the company’s cooperation with various financial institutions and enterprises in the Mainland.  He is also actively engaged in professional exchanges with universities, research institutes and financial institutions in the Mainland and overseas.   
Professor Ba Shusong is Managing Director and Chief China Economist of Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Limited (HKEX), Chief Economist of the China Banking Association (CBA) and Executive Director of the HSBC Financial Research Institute at Peking University.  He is also a member of the Mainland Opportunities Committee of the Financial Services Development Council (FSDC) of Hong Kong, Vice President of the China Society of Macroeconomics, a member of Ministry of Commerce's Economic and Trade Policy Advisory Committee, a member of China Banking and Insurance Regulatory Commission’s Expert Guidance Committee for the banking industry’s  implementation of the new Basel capital accord, a member of China Securities Regulatory Commission’s M&A Specialists Committee, and a member of China’s “13th Five-Year Plan” National Development and Planning Specialists Committee.  
 
Professor Ba is a fellow of experts who receive the State Council’s special allowance.  He was previously Deputy General Manager of the Bank of China Hangzhou Branch, Assistant General Manager of Bank of China (Hong Kong), Director-General of the Strategy and Development Committee of the Securities Association of China, Deputy Director of the Economics Department of the Liaison Office of the Central People’s Government in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, and Deputy Director-General of the Financial Research Institute of the State Council's Development Research Centre.  He was engaged in post-doctoral research in the China Center for Economic Research at Peking University and was a senior visiting scholar at Columbia Business School.  He also served as the chief expert in the basic research field of "International Economic and Financial Structure" in Development Research Center of the State Council.  Professor Ba was awarded by China’s Social Science Assessment in 2017 as the Chinese scholar with the highest citation frequency in Chinese literature on economics during the period from 2006 to 2015.  
 
Professor Ba had lectured as a main speaker to members of the Political Bureau of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China.  He possesses rich practical experience and research achievements in the fields of the Basel capital accord and risk management, and modern-times exchanges and capital markets.  His publications include (bilingual) “Mutual Market Connectivity and Hong Kong Market Innovations for New-Economy Financing” (elected one of the 2019 “Yicai – J.P. Morgan Financial Books of the Year”), “Bond Connect Scheme ― New Strategy for Internationalisation of China’s Bond Market”, “New Progress in RMB Internationalisation ― Innovations in HKEX’s Offshore Financial Products”; and (in Chinese) "Research on New Basel Capital Accord", "Basel II in Financial Crisis: Challenges and Improvements", “Study on Basel Capital Accord III”, “Basel III and Financial Regulatory Reform”. 
 
Professor Ba is responsible for policy and business research for HKEX Group and has participated in the business projects of Bond Connect and Shenzhen-Hong Kong Stock Connect.  He actively organises and promotes the interactions of HKEX with Mainland regulatory authorities and related central and local government departments, and the company’s cooperation with various financial institutions and enterprises in the Mainland.  He is also actively engaged in professional exchanges with universities, research institutes and financial institutions in the Mainland and overseas.   
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Grace Hui
Head of Green and Sustainable Finance , HKEX
Grace Hui is the Head of Green and Sustainable Finance at Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Limited (HKEX). From 2013 to April 2020, Ms. Hui was the Chief Operating Officer of HKEX’s Listing Division responsible for structured products & fixed income, primary market information, listing policies, listing enforcement and accounting affairs.  Prior to joining HKEX, Ms. Hui was with UBS in various roles including Chief of Staff and Global Chief Operating Officer of UBS Legal & Compliance Department.  Ms. Hui co-chairs the Market Development Work Stream and the Carbon Market Work Stream of the Green and Sustainable Finance Cross-Agency Steering Group established by Hong Kong Monetary Authority and Securities and Futures Commission.  Ms. Hui is an Honorary Adviser and a member of the Inspection Committee of the Financial Reporting Council; a member of both the Regulatory Oversight Board and the Sustainability Committee of The Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants.
Grace Hui is the Head of Green and Sustainable Finance at Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Limited (HKEX). From 2013 to April 2020, Ms. Hui was the Chief Operating Officer of HKEX’s Listing Division responsible for structured products & fixed income, primary market information, listing policies, listing enforcement and accounting affairs.  Prior to joining HKEX, Ms. Hui was with UBS in various roles including Chief of Staff and Global Chief Operating Officer of UBS Legal & Compliance Department.  Ms. Hui co-chairs the Market Development Work Stream and the Carbon Market Work Stream of the Green and Sustainable Finance Cross-Agency Steering Group established by Hong Kong Monetary Authority and Securities and Futures Commission.  Ms. Hui is an Honorary Adviser and a member of the Inspection Committee of the Financial Reporting Council; a member of both the Regulatory Oversight Board and the Sustainability Committee of The Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants.
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Bill Winters
Group Chief Executive, Standard Chartered
Bill Winters is the Group Chief Executive of Standard Chartered PLC (since Jun ‘15). Standard Chartered is a UK headquartered, emerging markets focussed bank, employing 85,000 people, with a presence in 59 markets across Asia, Africa and the Middle East.

Prior to joining Standard Chartered, Bill spent 26 years with JP Morgan and was Co-CEO of the Investment Bank (2004-2009). He has served as a committee member of the Independent Commission on Banking, established by the UK Govt (2010) and as an advisor to the Parliamentary Commission on Banking Standards. Bill also founded Renshaw Bay, a hedge fund which he ran from 2011-2015. 

Bill is a leading voice on sustainability. Bill Co-Chaired the B20 Action Council on Sustainability & Global Emergencies in 2021. He also chaired the Taskforce for Scaling Voluntary Carbon Markets – a private sector initiative bringing together 250+ global organisations across the carbon value chain to unlock the potential of voluntary carbon credits in climate change mitigation. Under Bill’s leadership, Standard Chartered is serving as Chair of the Net Zero Banking Alliance and has committed to achieving Net Zero emissions by 2050. 

Bill is a Non-Executive Director of Novartis International AG and is a Director of Climate Impact X, an exchange and marketplace for high quality carbon credits. 

Bill was awarded a CBE in 2013 and holds an MBA from Wharton.
Bill Winters is the Group Chief Executive of Standard Chartered PLC (since Jun ‘15). Standard Chartered is a UK headquartered, emerging markets focussed bank, employing 85,000 people, with a presence in 59 markets across Asia, Africa and the Middle East.

Prior to joining Standard Chartered, Bill spent 26 years with JP Morgan and was Co-CEO of the Investment Bank (2004-2009). He has served as a committee member of the Independent Commission on Banking, established by the UK Govt (2010) and as an advisor to the Parliamentary Commission on Banking Standards. Bill also founded Renshaw Bay, a hedge fund which he ran from 2011-2015. 

Bill is a leading voice on sustainability. Bill Co-Chaired the B20 Action Council on Sustainability & Global Emergencies in 2021. He also chaired the Taskforce for Scaling Voluntary Carbon Markets – a private sector initiative bringing together 250+ global organisations across the carbon value chain to unlock the potential of voluntary carbon credits in climate change mitigation. Under Bill’s leadership, Standard Chartered is serving as Chair of the Net Zero Banking Alliance and has committed to achieving Net Zero emissions by 2050. 

Bill is a Non-Executive Director of Novartis International AG and is a Director of Climate Impact X, an exchange and marketplace for high quality carbon credits. 

Bill was awarded a CBE in 2013 and holds an MBA from Wharton.
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George Chen
CEO and Co-founder , Ecoinno (H.K.) Limited
George Chen is the CEO and Co-founder of Ecoinno (H.K.) Limited, a Bio-tech company that develops Cellulose-Based Solutions to reimagine industrial and engineering material needs.

After more than 10 years of research and development with his Co-founders Vivian Chang and Professor A.Bismarck, Ecoinno has created the next generation green material to product end-to-end solution.

Ecoinno highly functional cellulose based material and its proprietary manufacturing process, free from toxic chemical and plastic/bioplastic coatings that can apply for a wide range of applications, such as food packaging, coffee capsules, single use plastic, medical disposables and industrial packaging.

The Cellulose-Based Solution gives industry (and the world) a new hope for a truly sustainable, highly versatile and compostable material with physical characteristics superior to plastic, without damaging our environment or any concern about the end-of-life treatment.

Ecoinno consider all industries as its potential partners to developing new solutions for the business and more importantly to create new business opportunity from the enhanced Ecoinno’s cellulose based solution.
George Chen is the CEO and Co-founder of Ecoinno (H.K.) Limited, a Bio-tech company that develops Cellulose-Based Solutions to reimagine industrial and engineering material needs.

After more than 10 years of research and development with his Co-founders Vivian Chang and Professor A.Bismarck, Ecoinno has created the next generation green material to product end-to-end solution.

Ecoinno highly functional cellulose based material and its proprietary manufacturing process, free from toxic chemical and plastic/bioplastic coatings that can apply for a wide range of applications, such as food packaging, coffee capsules, single use plastic, medical disposables and industrial packaging.

The Cellulose-Based Solution gives industry (and the world) a new hope for a truly sustainable, highly versatile and compostable material with physical characteristics superior to plastic, without damaging our environment or any concern about the end-of-life treatment.

Ecoinno consider all industries as its potential partners to developing new solutions for the business and more importantly to create new business opportunity from the enhanced Ecoinno’s cellulose based solution.
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Christine Loh
Chief Development Strategist, Institute for the Environment , HKUST
Loh helps to coordinate research and projects related to the environment and sustainability at HKUST. She has over 30 years of experience in public policy; and was a legislator; and undersecretary for the environment in the HKSAR Government. Her expertise covers energy, climate change, air quality, and biodiversity. She also focusses on Chinese policies in these areas, as well as the geopolitics of the environment. Dr Loh is a published author of many academic and popular works, and a sought-after speaker. She sits on the boards of New Forests Pty Limited, Global Maritime Forum, and CDP Worldwide. She is also a Senior Advisor to Teneo, Advisor to the Stakeholder Advisory Council of BASF, as well as Advisor to the Climate Advisory Panel of HSBC. Dr Loh is a lawyer by training, and a former commodities trader.
Loh helps to coordinate research and projects related to the environment and sustainability at HKUST. She has over 30 years of experience in public policy; and was a legislator; and undersecretary for the environment in the HKSAR Government. Her expertise covers energy, climate change, air quality, and biodiversity. She also focusses on Chinese policies in these areas, as well as the geopolitics of the environment. Dr Loh is a published author of many academic and popular works, and a sought-after speaker. She sits on the boards of New Forests Pty Limited, Global Maritime Forum, and CDP Worldwide. She is also a Senior Advisor to Teneo, Advisor to the Stakeholder Advisory Council of BASF, as well as Advisor to the Climate Advisory Panel of HSBC. Dr Loh is a lawyer by training, and a former commodities trader.
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Debra Tan
Director and Head , CWR
Tan heads CWR, a non-profit that aims to “mainstream” water and climate risks into financial decision-making and corporate strategies. She built CWR from an idea into a 'go-to' resource and a leader in the global climate water risk conversation. Today, CWR works with government-related bodies, corporates and financial institutions. Reports she has curated and written have been considered ground-breaking and instrumental in understanding not just China's but future global water challenges; they are cited by IGOs, the financial sector and mainstream media. Tan is published in environmental policy journals, by Springer Nature and sits on various committees including those of CDP, CDSB, global corporates and the judging panel of the UNPRI awards. She is a prolific speaker at water, investor & industry conferences as well as policy & academic forums. Previously, she spent over a decade in finance as a chartered accountant and investment banker. She spends her spare time exploring Himalayan glaciers.
Tan heads CWR, a non-profit that aims to “mainstream” water and climate risks into financial decision-making and corporate strategies. She built CWR from an idea into a 'go-to' resource and a leader in the global climate water risk conversation. Today, CWR works with government-related bodies, corporates and financial institutions. Reports she has curated and written have been considered ground-breaking and instrumental in understanding not just China's but future global water challenges; they are cited by IGOs, the financial sector and mainstream media. Tan is published in environmental policy journals, by Springer Nature and sits on various committees including those of CDP, CDSB, global corporates and the judging panel of the UNPRI awards. She is a prolific speaker at water, investor & industry conferences as well as policy & academic forums. Previously, she spent over a decade in finance as a chartered accountant and investment banker. She spends her spare time exploring Himalayan glaciers.
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David Yeung
Founder and CEO, Green Monday
David Yeung is the Founder & CEO of Green Monday Group, a multi-faceted social venture with the mission to take on the world’s most pressing crises of climate change, food insecurity and public health. With the global sustainability movement initiated by Green Monday Foundation, the revolutionary food technology innovation in OmniFoods and OmniPork, the market-transforming plant-based retail, dining and distribution network in Green Common, and the impact investment arm in Green Monday Ventures, Mr. Yeung has pioneered a one-of-a-kind integrated platform that engages and empowers millions of people, along with public and private sectors, towards green awareness, action and economy. His work earns him the award of “Social Entrepreneur of the Year” by the World Economic Forum and Schwab Foundation. Other honors and recognitions include Fortune’s 2020 “Change the World” Company, Ernst & Young’s “EY Entrepreneur Of The Year Award 2020 China”, “Roddenberry Prize”, “Cathay ChangeMakers 2020”, “Company of the Year 2019” by PETA Asia, “Ten Outstanding Young Persons Hong Kong” and “50 Most Innovative Companies” by Fast Company.

As a noted environmentalist and entrepreneur, Mr. Yeung has spoken at the World Economic Forum, Milken Institute Summit, TEDx, as well as financial and academic institutions such as UBS and UCLA. International media coverage of Green Monday and Mr. Yeung includes BBC, Bloomberg, CNBC, CNN, Nikkei Asian Review and Reuters.

Mr. Yeung is a graduate of Columbia University, an Ashoka Fellow and the author of a number of best-selling books on Zen wisdom and mindfulness.
David Yeung is the Founder & CEO of Green Monday Group, a multi-faceted social venture with the mission to take on the world’s most pressing crises of climate change, food insecurity and public health. With the global sustainability movement initiated by Green Monday Foundation, the revolutionary food technology innovation in OmniFoods and OmniPork, the market-transforming plant-based retail, dining and distribution network in Green Common, and the impact investment arm in Green Monday Ventures, Mr. Yeung has pioneered a one-of-a-kind integrated platform that engages and empowers millions of people, along with public and private sectors, towards green awareness, action and economy. His work earns him the award of “Social Entrepreneur of the Year” by the World Economic Forum and Schwab Foundation. Other honors and recognitions include Fortune’s 2020 “Change the World” Company, Ernst & Young’s “EY Entrepreneur Of The Year Award 2020 China”, “Roddenberry Prize”, “Cathay ChangeMakers 2020”, “Company of the Year 2019” by PETA Asia, “Ten Outstanding Young Persons Hong Kong” and “50 Most Innovative Companies” by Fast Company.

As a noted environmentalist and entrepreneur, Mr. Yeung has spoken at the World Economic Forum, Milken Institute Summit, TEDx, as well as financial and academic institutions such as UBS and UCLA. International media coverage of Green Monday and Mr. Yeung includes BBC, Bloomberg, CNBC, CNN, Nikkei Asian Review and Reuters.

Mr. Yeung is a graduate of Columbia University, an Ashoka Fellow and the author of a number of best-selling books on Zen wisdom and mindfulness.
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Mary Leung
Head, Advocacy, Asia Pacific , CFA Institute
Mary is the Head, Advocacy, Asia Pacific at CFA Institute. She leads the team that is responsible for building market integrity in APAC by developing and advocating capital markets policy positions that raises investor protection and fosters sustainable industry growth. She also oversees the promotion and development of Asia-Pacific Research Exchange (ARX), a research hub through which we engage with societies, members, governments, regulators, academia and other industry stakeholders to advance the wider CFA Institute mission.
 
Mary has over 20 years of experience in the global financial industry, having worked in corporate finance, wealth management advisory, and fund management. She joined Coutts & Co, where she was director of Business Development and Management for North Asia. Prior to that she was executive director at UBS AG, where she led the Corporate Advisory Group in Hong Kong. With experience in both the buy- and sell-sides, Mary has a strong understanding of the drivers and dynamics of different investor groups, including institutional investors, corporates, family offices, asset owners, and high-net-worth individuals.
 
Mary graduated from Peterhouse, Cambridge with a degree in Engineering. She is a CFA charterholder and speaks English, Putonghua, and Cantonese.
Mary is the Head, Advocacy, Asia Pacific at CFA Institute. She leads the team that is responsible for building market integrity in APAC by developing and advocating capital markets policy positions that raises investor protection and fosters sustainable industry growth. She also oversees the promotion and development of Asia-Pacific Research Exchange (ARX), a research hub through which we engage with societies, members, governments, regulators, academia and other industry stakeholders to advance the wider CFA Institute mission.
 
Mary has over 20 years of experience in the global financial industry, having worked in corporate finance, wealth management advisory, and fund management. She joined Coutts & Co, where she was director of Business Development and Management for North Asia. Prior to that she was executive director at UBS AG, where she led the Corporate Advisory Group in Hong Kong. With experience in both the buy- and sell-sides, Mary has a strong understanding of the drivers and dynamics of different investor groups, including institutional investors, corporates, family offices, asset owners, and high-net-worth individuals.
 
Mary graduated from Peterhouse, Cambridge with a degree in Engineering. She is a CFA charterholder and speaks English, Putonghua, and Cantonese.
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Chitra Hepburn
Managing Director and Head of ESG, APAC , MSCI
As MSCI’s Head of APAC ESG, Chitra is based in Singapore and is responsible for the ESG Research business across the diverse region.

Chitra initially spent 15 years in Investment Banking, a number of those being in Project Finance in the Green Energy sector.

Following that, she focused on Cleantech Investments in China, followed by a few years in Corporate Development and ESG.

Chitra has lived and worked in 10 countries across APAC as well as Europe. Chitra was on the Board of Collective Responsibility and Green Initiatives for a number of years. Chitra holds an MSc in Environmental Economics from the London School of Economics, which spurred her on to a Sustainability-focused career path.
As MSCI’s Head of APAC ESG, Chitra is based in Singapore and is responsible for the ESG Research business across the diverse region.

Chitra initially spent 15 years in Investment Banking, a number of those being in Project Finance in the Green Energy sector.

Following that, she focused on Cleantech Investments in China, followed by a few years in Corporate Development and ESG.

Chitra has lived and worked in 10 countries across APAC as well as Europe. Chitra was on the Board of Collective Responsibility and Green Initiatives for a number of years. Chitra holds an MSc in Environmental Economics from the London School of Economics, which spurred her on to a Sustainability-focused career path.
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Joseph Jacobelli
Founder , Asia Clean Tech Energy Investments
Joseph Jacobelli is an Asia finance and energy industry veteran. He is the founder of Asia Clean Tech Energy Investments, a dedicated family office and advisory firm for companies to source and finance clean energy projects in the region. Prior to forming actE Investments, he spent over 25 years in equity analysis with leading global investment banks covering China and other Asian energy stocks and five years as senior executive at a large utility and at a clean energy start-up. In 2021, he published the book “Asia’s Energy Revolution: China’s Role and New Opportunities as Markets Transform and Digitalise”.
Joseph Jacobelli is an Asia finance and energy industry veteran. He is the founder of Asia Clean Tech Energy Investments, a dedicated family office and advisory firm for companies to source and finance clean energy projects in the region. Prior to forming actE Investments, he spent over 25 years in equity analysis with leading global investment banks covering China and other Asian energy stocks and five years as senior executive at a large utility and at a clean energy start-up. In 2021, he published the book “Asia’s Energy Revolution: China’s Role and New Opportunities as Markets Transform and Digitalise”.
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Taie Wang
Chief Business Development Officer , Hang Seng Indexes Company
Ms Taie Wang is currently the Chief Business Development Officer at Hang Seng Indexes Company, responsible for the business development of new business lines, including ESG and Smart Beta indexes, data, analytics and solutions. Before joining the company, she was the Deputy Head of Research at a global asset management firm. Taie has over 18 years of experience in the financial industry and led self-indexing, ESG and Smart Beta research and strategy development. In 2015, she developed the Gender Diversity Index, which led to the launch of SHE, the world’s first ETF that promotes gender equality. Taie has published extensively in peer reviewed international journals such as the Journal of Portfolio Management and the Journal of Index Investing. She holds a MS in Finance and MS in Mathematics from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and a BS degree with a double major in English for Science and Technology and Industrial Economics from Tianjin University. Taie is a Chartered Financial Analyst.
Ms Taie Wang is currently the Chief Business Development Officer at Hang Seng Indexes Company, responsible for the business development of new business lines, including ESG and Smart Beta indexes, data, analytics and solutions. Before joining the company, she was the Deputy Head of Research at a global asset management firm. Taie has over 18 years of experience in the financial industry and led self-indexing, ESG and Smart Beta research and strategy development. In 2015, she developed the Gender Diversity Index, which led to the launch of SHE, the world’s first ETF that promotes gender equality. Taie has published extensively in peer reviewed international journals such as the Journal of Portfolio Management and the Journal of Index Investing. She holds a MS in Finance and MS in Mathematics from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and a BS degree with a double major in English for Science and Technology and Industrial Economics from Tianjin University. Taie is a Chartered Financial Analyst.
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Ahmad Chaudry
Head of Global Markets APAC Structuring , UBS Investment Bank
Ahmad Chaudry is the head of the Solutions Structuring team at UBS Investment Bank, focusing on developing a range of solutions for insurance companies, pension schemes, asset managers, sovereign wealth funds, global family offices and private banks.

The main types of solutions his team focuses on are (i) outsourcing solutions, where we work with investors and advisors to monetise and execute their intellectual content, (ii) ALM solutions, where we work with insurance companies to develop capital-efficient investments, (iii) savings and retirement solutions, where we focus on the development of accumulation and decumulation ideas for eventual mass distribution, (iv) tactical trading solutions, where we look to monetise short term market views and/or risk recycling opportunities (v) fund solutions, where we offer access to beta, enhanced beta or customised content using one of our securitisation vehicles and/or fund platforms and (vi) capital growth and yield solutions, where we focus on interesting investment opportunities driven by thematic or yield enhancement objectives.

Prior to joining UBS, Ahmad was at RBS Investment Bank, where he played a crucial role in the build out of their Dynamic Strategies business from $1bn to over $10bn AUM in just 4 years. Ahmad started his financial career at HSBC Investment Bank.

Ahmad graduated with a Bachelors Degree in Aerospace Engineering and a Masters Degree in Quantitative Trading & Finance from the University of Manchester and Cass Business School respectively.
Ahmad Chaudry is the head of the Solutions Structuring team at UBS Investment Bank, focusing on developing a range of solutions for insurance companies, pension schemes, asset managers, sovereign wealth funds, global family offices and private banks.

The main types of solutions his team focuses on are (i) outsourcing solutions, where we work with investors and advisors to monetise and execute their intellectual content, (ii) ALM solutions, where we work with insurance companies to develop capital-efficient investments, (iii) savings and retirement solutions, where we focus on the development of accumulation and decumulation ideas for eventual mass distribution, (iv) tactical trading solutions, where we look to monetise short term market views and/or risk recycling opportunities (v) fund solutions, where we offer access to beta, enhanced beta or customised content using one of our securitisation vehicles and/or fund platforms and (vi) capital growth and yield solutions, where we focus on interesting investment opportunities driven by thematic or yield enhancement objectives.

Prior to joining UBS, Ahmad was at RBS Investment Bank, where he played a crucial role in the build out of their Dynamic Strategies business from $1bn to over $10bn AUM in just 4 years. Ahmad started his financial career at HSBC Investment Bank.

Ahmad graduated with a Bachelors Degree in Aerospace Engineering and a Masters Degree in Quantitative Trading & Finance from the University of Manchester and Cass Business School respectively.
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Maud Savary-Mornet
Senior Advisor , South-East Asia, Global Impact Investment Network
Maud brings over 30 years of experience in ESG, impact investment, international development in the private and public sector in emerging markets.
 
Maud is the founder of Beyond Finance consulting HK, a consulting company supporting asset owners and asset managers implementing a strategy in impact investing. She is the senior advisor in South-East Asia for the GIIN, the Global Impact Investment Network, strengthening the impact investing community and building engagement with institutional investors in South East Asia. She is also member of the investment committee of EMIIF, a fund up by DFAT to support SMEs and gender lens investing in Asia Pacific.  She also serves as advisor and Board member in several companies including ENEA consulting, Avantfaire and the Association of Family Offices of Hong Kong, Alygne Inc and Teja Ventures.

Until July 2020, she grew successfully responsAbility in Asia Pacific, one of world’s leading asset managers in ESG and impact investments. She led the investment team in private debt in financial inclusion and climate finance for 8 years before becoming regional director of Asia Pacific with teams in Hong Kong, Mumbai and Bangkok. She conducted more than 100 due diligences in SME banks and microfinance institutions, closed multiple deals and opened several Asian countries for investment, ranging from Indonesia and China to Samoa in the Pacific Islands.

Maud started her career at the French Central Bank as analyst in charge of the financial rating of SME and large corporates, being then seconded at the French Banking Commission to prepare and negotiate banking regulations and then posted at the French Trade Commission in Hong Kong.

Maud is a very strong supporter of Gender lens investing and led the gender diversity initiative at responsAbility.

French and Australian citizen, Maud graduated in 1991 from Sciences Po Paris, with a major in economics and finance. One of her personal goal is to open minds to sustainable finance and she is frequently invited to speak in conferences. She has published several articles on microfinance, impact investment and ESG.  She has been nominated French Foreign Trade Advisors in 2020.
Maud brings over 30 years of experience in ESG, impact investment, international development in the private and public sector in emerging markets.
 
Maud is the founder of Beyond Finance consulting HK, a consulting company supporting asset owners and asset managers implementing a strategy in impact investing. She is the senior advisor in South-East Asia for the GIIN, the Global Impact Investment Network, strengthening the impact investing community and building engagement with institutional investors in South East Asia. She is also member of the investment committee of EMIIF, a fund up by DFAT to support SMEs and gender lens investing in Asia Pacific.  She also serves as advisor and Board member in several companies including ENEA consulting, Avantfaire and the Association of Family Offices of Hong Kong, Alygne Inc and Teja Ventures.

Until July 2020, she grew successfully responsAbility in Asia Pacific, one of world’s leading asset managers in ESG and impact investments. She led the investment team in private debt in financial inclusion and climate finance for 8 years before becoming regional director of Asia Pacific with teams in Hong Kong, Mumbai and Bangkok. She conducted more than 100 due diligences in SME banks and microfinance institutions, closed multiple deals and opened several Asian countries for investment, ranging from Indonesia and China to Samoa in the Pacific Islands.

Maud started her career at the French Central Bank as analyst in charge of the financial rating of SME and large corporates, being then seconded at the French Banking Commission to prepare and negotiate banking regulations and then posted at the French Trade Commission in Hong Kong.

Maud is a very strong supporter of Gender lens investing and led the gender diversity initiative at responsAbility.

French and Australian citizen, Maud graduated in 1991 from Sciences Po Paris, with a major in economics and finance. One of her personal goal is to open minds to sustainable finance and she is frequently invited to speak in conferences. She has published several articles on microfinance, impact investment and ESG.  She has been nominated French Foreign Trade Advisors in 2020.
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Daryl Ho
Executive Director (Banking Policy) , Hong Kong Monetary Authority
Mr. Ho has been appointed as Executive Director (Banking Policy) of Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA) in April 2017. His key responsibilities include implementing international regulatory standards and banking policy making, including policy on green and sustainable banking. 

An economist by training, Mr. Ho joined the Research Department of HKMA in 2001.  Before taking up his present role, he had worked in various functional areas including monetary operations, market development, and financial stability surveillance.

Before joining HKMA, Mr. Ho served in the investment banking industry as an economist between 1993 and 2000.
Mr. Ho has been appointed as Executive Director (Banking Policy) of Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA) in April 2017. His key responsibilities include implementing international regulatory standards and banking policy making, including policy on green and sustainable banking. 

An economist by training, Mr. Ho joined the Research Department of HKMA in 2001.  Before taking up his present role, he had worked in various functional areas including monetary operations, market development, and financial stability surveillance.

Before joining HKMA, Mr. Ho served in the investment banking industry as an economist between 1993 and 2000.
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Gabriel Wilson-Otto
Director, Sustainable Investing , Fidelity International
Gabriel Wilson-Otto is Director, Sustainable Investing, at Fidelity International.

Based in Hong Kong, Gabriel works closely with Fidelity’s investment professionals to integrate sustainability considerations into investment processes, develop proprietary sustainability ratings, identify long term sustainable investment trends and strategic opportunities, and represent Fidelity’s sustainable investment capabilities to clients.

Gabriel joined Fidelity in 2021 from BNP Paribas Asset Management where he was most recently Global Head of Sustainability Research. Prior to BNPP AM, he was an Executive Director in Goldman Sachs’ Global Investment Research division and Head of GS SUSTAIN for Asia.

Gabriel holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Finance and Economics) and a Bachelor of Information Systems from the University of Melbourne. He is a CFA charter holder.
Gabriel Wilson-Otto is Director, Sustainable Investing, at Fidelity International.

Based in Hong Kong, Gabriel works closely with Fidelity’s investment professionals to integrate sustainability considerations into investment processes, develop proprietary sustainability ratings, identify long term sustainable investment trends and strategic opportunities, and represent Fidelity’s sustainable investment capabilities to clients.

Gabriel joined Fidelity in 2021 from BNP Paribas Asset Management where he was most recently Global Head of Sustainability Research. Prior to BNPP AM, he was an Executive Director in Goldman Sachs’ Global Investment Research division and Head of GS SUSTAIN for Asia.

Gabriel holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Finance and Economics) and a Bachelor of Information Systems from the University of Melbourne. He is a CFA charter holder.
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McKenna Smith
SBTi Target Validation Manager , WWF France
McKenna Smith is the Science Based Target Validation Manager with WWF France. She manages a team of target analysts who assess company's submitted emission reduction targets and analyse them against the SBTi criteria. In previous roles, McKenna worked as a carbon consultant in Edinburgh, Scotland where she created carbon strategies for private companies. Her experience includes working with a variety of industries such as manufacturing, construction, food and drink, and hospitality to reduce GHG emissions. During her time in Scotland, McKenna served as a co-chair for the Institute of Environmental Management and Assessment (IEMA), along with supporting graduate degree students as a research supervisor for the University of Edinburgh. McKenna also holds a MSc in Carbon Management from the University of Edinburgh where her research focused on carbon accounting within supply chains.
McKenna Smith is the Science Based Target Validation Manager with WWF France. She manages a team of target analysts who assess company's submitted emission reduction targets and analyse them against the SBTi criteria. In previous roles, McKenna worked as a carbon consultant in Edinburgh, Scotland where she created carbon strategies for private companies. Her experience includes working with a variety of industries such as manufacturing, construction, food and drink, and hospitality to reduce GHG emissions. During her time in Scotland, McKenna served as a co-chair for the Institute of Environmental Management and Assessment (IEMA), along with supporting graduate degree students as a research supervisor for the University of Edinburgh. McKenna also holds a MSc in Carbon Management from the University of Edinburgh where her research focused on carbon accounting within supply chains.
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Pratima Divgi
Regional Director , CDP Hong Kong
Pratima Divgi is leading CDP’s regional efforts in Hong Kong, Southeast Asia, Australia and New Zealand since 2019. In her role as Director, she engages with corporates, capital markets and policy in their efforts to measure and manage climate and environmental impact. 

In her previous career, Pratima spent 17 years in finance, most recently in private equity with Aberdeen Standard Investments. Besides her investment role at Aberdeen Standard, she was also part of the private equity environmental, social and governance (ESG) working group which involved formulation of the ESG policy and leading the policy implementation for Asia-Pacific private equity investments. 

Pratima remains an active member of the Hong Kong Venture Capital Association (HKVCA) and represents CDP on the Private Equity as well as ESG Disclosure and Integration working groups at the Hong Kong Green Finance Association (HKGFA).
Pratima Divgi is leading CDP’s regional efforts in Hong Kong, Southeast Asia, Australia and New Zealand since 2019. In her role as Director, she engages with corporates, capital markets and policy in their efforts to measure and manage climate and environmental impact. 

In her previous career, Pratima spent 17 years in finance, most recently in private equity with Aberdeen Standard Investments. Besides her investment role at Aberdeen Standard, she was also part of the private equity environmental, social and governance (ESG) working group which involved formulation of the ESG policy and leading the policy implementation for Asia-Pacific private equity investments. 

Pratima remains an active member of the Hong Kong Venture Capital Association (HKVCA) and represents CDP on the Private Equity as well as ESG Disclosure and Integration working groups at the Hong Kong Green Finance Association (HKGFA).
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Hendrik Rosenthal
Director, Group Sustainability , CLP Holdings Limited
Hendrik is responsible for the Group’s sustainability-related strategy, reporting and communications. He supports the senior management in sustainability and climate change-related risk management and advises on sustainability matters of the Group’s power business in the Asia-Pacific region.

With 20 years of experience in environmental management across the public, private and NGO sectors, Hendrik previously led research and consulting projects in Canada, Hong Kong and Singapore.

He began his career in natural resource management and environmental policy, through various positions at Canadian government agencies in environment and development. After moving to Hong Kong in 2008, Hendrik promoted sustainability practices via private sector projects and through policy engagement for industry associations. Prior to joining CLP, he was a senior manager of applied sustainability in Singapore working for a multinational company.
Hendrik is responsible for the Group’s sustainability-related strategy, reporting and communications. He supports the senior management in sustainability and climate change-related risk management and advises on sustainability matters of the Group’s power business in the Asia-Pacific region.

With 20 years of experience in environmental management across the public, private and NGO sectors, Hendrik previously led research and consulting projects in Canada, Hong Kong and Singapore.

He began his career in natural resource management and environmental policy, through various positions at Canadian government agencies in environment and development. After moving to Hong Kong in 2008, Hendrik promoted sustainability practices via private sector projects and through policy engagement for industry associations. Prior to joining CLP, he was a senior manager of applied sustainability in Singapore working for a multinational company.
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