Advisory board 2023
Managing director, chief operating officer, markets & securities services, ASEAN
Fatema Bookwala is the Markets and Securities Services COO at HSBC Singapore with regional responsibilities in ASEAN (TH, MNL, VN). Fatema is a seasoned Front Office COO with 17+ years of Cross-Asset experience in Financial Services industry. Her areas of expertise include Strategy Development and Execution, Transformation, Regulatory Change, Risk Management and Governance as a strong business partner with all business infrastructure areas.
Fatema is a Rank holder Chartered Accountant from The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India and completed Level 3 CFA from CFA Institute Charlottesville.
Fatema is passionate about diversity & inclusion and sustainability initiatives, and is an active member of the Sustainability and Balance Employee Resource Groups at HSBC.
General manager, group integrated risk management division
Kouhei Iinuma is General Manager of Integrated Risk Management Division in Shinsei Bank. I am managing market risk and quantitative analysis including trading and banking book especially interest rate and FX products. Prior to current position, I was exotic derivative trader and product structurer. I have experienced market for twenty years. I am part-time teacher at Graduate School of Business and Finance, Waseda University.
Managing Director, Head of Government and Regulatory Affairs
Senior manager, financial engineering division
Mitsubishi UFJ Morgan Stanley Securities Co. Ltd.
Dr. Shinichiro Itozaki is a Senior Manager of Financial Engineering Division at Mitsubishi UFJ Morgan Stanley Securities Co. Ltd. Dr. Itozaki is responsible for planning and quantitative research of XVA, ISDA SIMM, interest rate benchmark reform, and OTC derivatives market reform in general. Dr. Itozaki received a Ph. D. in Mathematical Sciences from the University of Tokyo.
Khang Nie Lee
APAC Head of Non-Financial Risk
Khang Nie Lee is the Head of Non-Financial Risk (NFR) for Asia Pacific (APAC) at Credit Suisse.
She is a trained accountant and is a Fellow at the Institute of Singapore Chartered Accountants (FCA). Prior to joining Credit Suisse, Khang Nie was a consultant with PricewaterhouseCoopers where she ran a number of process improvement projects for clients in the financial services sector.
In Credit Suisse, she headed various functions across the CFO Division in APAC, including Investment Banking Finance, South East Asia Legal Entity Finance and SOX program before joining NFR in the CRO Division.”
Chief Risk Officer
Ignacio Ohno is the Chief Risk Officer for Japan and Korea at Credit Suisse and is based in Tokyo. He has over 20 year experience in the finance industry assuming roles in risk management and trading covering Asian and Latin American markets. Mr. Ohno received an MBA and MS (in Statistics and Operational Research) from New York University and a BS in Business Administration from Boston University.
National Australia Bank Limited
Mr. Keiichiro Omae is Head of Risk and Compliance, Japan for National Australia Bank Limited, and Executive Director, Member of the Board, NAB Japan Securities Limited.
Previously Mr. Omae was Managing Director, Head of Japan Compliance for Bank of America Merrill Lynch, and experienced other chief compliance roles at global banks.
Mr. Omae started his career with the Bank of Japan and has close to 30 years of experience in the financial industry including various regulatory roles at the Bank of Japan, Ministry of Finance, Financial Services Agency, and Osaka Securities Exchange.
Mr. Omae holds Bachelors of Laws degree from the University of Tokyo, and received MBA from Harvard Business School. He is currently a Visiting Lecturer at Keio University.
Director, Head of Credit Risk Japan
John Place is Head of Credit Risk Management at Barclays Japan. After graduating from International Christian University in 1988 and beginning his banking career as a new grad working for Fuji Bank, John has worked in the financial industry for his entire career based in Tokyo, with the exception of two years he spent in Chicago. Prior to joining Barclays, John worked for JP Morgan and its legacy institutions for 15years. Away from work, John cares passionately about the Citizenship and Diversity, and has provided a variety of training sessions for students to connect them with employment opportunities. John holds a bachelor of arts degree from International Christian University, Tokyo and an MBA from the University of Washington.
Executive manager, climate scenario analytics
✔International and cross cultural experience (Australia, Singapore, Japan)
✔Intellectually curious, but commercially pragmatic and client focused problem solver
✔Successful track record of end-to-end new product development by leveraging the latest science and tech
✔Effective and engaging presenter, with previous speaking engagements at Harvard, The Economist, World Bank and UNEP among others
✔Thought leader within (re)insurance, catastrophe risk management and climate risk - evidenced by strong industry publication record
Head of Global Risk Analytics
I am currently heading the Global Risk Analytics function at Mizuho.
I have started my career at Societe Generale's Economic Research Department focusing on the Eurozone. I have then worked on Counterparty Credit Risk modelling for Societe Generale, Deutsche Bank and Rabobank International in Paris, Tokyo, Hong Kong and London, putting in place centralised Monte Carlo frameworks, developing targeted solutions for wrong-way risk and non-vanilla transactions.
I hold a M.Sc. in Statistics & Economics from ParisTech ENSAE and a Master’s Degree from Sciences-Po Paris. I am a CQF and GARP FRM alumni.
Former Director of Equity Trading Platform Solutions
UBS Asset Management
Rashmi Rao is former Director of Equity Trading Platform Solutions, UBS Asset Management. In her former role, Rashmi was responsible for business management, administration and support for global equity and multi-asset trading spearheading tactical and strategic business transformation through technological solutions in areas of centralized trading, regulation, commission management and post trade analysis. Rashmi also oversaw global electronic connectivity and collaborated very closely with portfolio managers, traders, operations, compliance, vendors and technology teams globally. Prior to joining UBS in 2005, Rashmi spent her software career with JP Morgan Chase and Lincoln Financial group.
Chief Risk Officer and Chief Administrative Officer
Nikko Asset Management
Kiyotaka Ryu is leading the global risk management function as Chief Risk Officer since December 2018 and is also responsible for overall business planning and management to support Middle and Back Office functions as Chief Administrative Officer since July 2018.
Kiyotaka Ryu joined the Internal Audit Department of Nikko AM in September 2007 and went on to become the Head of Internal Audit where he led the Nikko AM Group’s Internal Audit practice for three and a half years.
Before joining Nikko AM, he worked for KPMG, as a financial and technology auditor. He served clients from various industries including the financial sector.
He is a qualified accountant and a member of American Institute of Certified Public Accountant.
He graduated from Waseda University with a Bachelor of Arts in Human Sciences and has also received a Master of Professional Accounting Degree from University of New South Wales.
Head of Risk Management
ewarrant Japan Securities
eWarrant Japan Securities Head of risk management
・Develop crypto currency derivative product and establish risk management structure
・Manage option trading risk management and encourage tail risk management
・Establish risk appetite framework and introduce new VaR model for option trading
Gibraltar Life Insurance managed ALM risk
PCA Life Insurance Formulated and implemented investment strategy.
Citigroup conducted credit risk analysis
General Manager, Wholesale Operations Planning Office
Mitsubishi UFJ Morgan Stanley Securities Co., Ltd.
Seiichi Tanaka is General Manager of Wholesale Operations and Procedures Planning Office, Mitsubishi UFJ Morgan Stanley Securities Co., Ltd.
Since 2008, Mr. Tanaka has been actively engaged in a variety of projects related to international financial regulations, including central clearing, trade reporting, margin requirements and benchmark reform.
Mr. Tanaka graduated from the School of Political Science and Economics of Waseda University in Tokyo, Japan, and is a U.S. CPA (Certified Public Accountant).
Operating officer, deputy chief process officer, head of global operations
Mizuho Securities Co., Ltd.
Ken Utsunomiya Joined Nippon Credit Bank in 1996. He has been engaged in the development of the BOJ RTGS and securities settlement system in Mizuho Securities Co., Ltd. since 1999.
After that, he joined BNP Paribas Securities in 2000, and worked on IT system development in the back division until 2012. From 2004 to 2006, worked at BNP Paribas (London) to develop a global bond trading platform. After returning to Japan, he took up the post of Head of Operations and later concurrently held the banking division. Finally, as Head of IT and Operations, he oversaw IT infrastructure, IT security and IT governance, as well as IT and operations for each product.
From 2010 to 2012, he served concurrently as Auditor of Japan Government Clearing Corporation.
Joined Societe Generale Securities /Bank and Lyxor Asset Management in 2012. As COO, he led the start-up of flow business, integration with Newedge Securities with the achievement of Japanese incorporation (KK) , and renovation project of back office system. In addition, we constructed an office environment for work style reform in conjunction with office relocation.
July 2018, Joined Mizuho Securities. As COO of the Global Markets Division, he has worked across products to build GTOM (Global Target Operating Model Committee) to promote the establishment of Business and IT infrastructure from a front-to-back perspective, and since April 2020 has also served as Global Joint Operations Head in Operations. In April 2021, he also started the mission of Attached to FG CIO and is taking charge of the overseas IT structural reform of Mizuho Financial Group. In addition, Joint Head of Operations Group added in April 2022 and Deputy Chief Process Officer (CPrO), Head of Global Operations has been added from April 2023.
Chief Risk Officer
Standard Chartered Bank
Japan head of futures, clearing and FX prime brokerage
Citigroup Global Markets Japan Inc.
Shun Yanagisawa is a Director and the Japan Head of Futures, Clearing and FX Prime Brokerage, which sits within the Markets at Citigroup Global Markets Japan Inc.
In this capacity, he is responsible for managing Futures, OTC Clearing and FX Prime Brokerage business.
Prior to joining Citi, Yanagisawa was responsible for sales and marketing at JPMorgan in Japan for over 11 years.
Approx. 20 years industry experience, Yanagisawa regularly participates in public roundtables and serves for multiple industry groups and help advocate stability for the clearing system in derivatives. Shun is the elected board member, Vice President, ExCo and chairman of Operations committee of FIA Japan, interest rate swap steering committee at JSCC, Wholesale market steering committee of TFX, advisory board member of Risk.net ASIA and several working groups member of ISDA. Shun holds an M.B.A. from the University of Wales.
Executive director, head of regulatory affairs for Japan and APAC
Morgan Stanley MUFG Securities
Shinichi Yoshiya is Head of Regulatory Affairs for Japan and APAC in the Legal Division of Morgan Stanley. Mr. Yoshiya covers a broad range of complex cross-border financial regulatory matters and transactions for Morgan Stanley’s Japan and Asia Pacific region including ESG, OTC derivatives regulations of Japan, U.S. and EU, the Volcker Rule, Resolution Stay, MiFID2, Brexit, LIBOR and Basel 3 capital rules. Prior to joining Morgan Stanley, Mr. Yoshiya was an attorney at Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP advising on financial regulatory matters. Mr. Yoshiya has held academic appointments at Duke University Law School as Visiting Professor and currently teaches global financial regulations at Meiji University Law School. Duke University, Law School (LL.M.), Aoyama Gakuin University, Business School (M.B.A.), Sophia University (LL.B.). Mr. Yoshiya is admitted to the bar of the state of New York.
Head of Regulatory Enablement and Delivery
National Australia Bank
With over a decade of international risk management and regulatory compliance experience, Gloria is a risk management evangelist who believes having inclusive and diverse leadership is the cornerstone for effective risk management, innovation and good corporate governance. Being a citizen of the world, Gloria is a bridge builder in her personal and professional life, bringing curiosity, integrity, and intelligence to her numerous ventures.
Before moving to Australia with NAB, she held various advisory and management positions with Asia Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association’s Compliance Committee, NAB Asia, JP Morgan Chase, Santander and China Merchants Bank. Gloria obtained her law degree from the University of Hong Kong and is a certified professional practitioner and fellow member of the International Compliance Association.
Gloria is privileged to serve in NAB’s Cultural Inclusion Committee which drives strategic initiatives to harness the power of cultural inclusion in leadership roles. Also serving as a member of the Women in Banking and Finance Vic Leadership Committee, Gloria targets to grow the talent pipeline of professional women and develops initiatives to amplify the voice of women of all backgrounds.