||Salmah Bee Mohd Mydin
Senior General Manager, Supervision, Securities Commission Malaysia
In her 22-year career with the Securities Commission Malaysia ("SCM"), Salmah has been involved in a range of functions from licensing and authorization, development and policy
formulation and investigation. She is presently involved in the supervision function, where she is in a leadership position for the strategic planning and delivery of the organisation's oversight function of licensed capital market intermediaries.
Salmah plays a key role in managing the SC’s function to undertake prudential and conduct supervision to achieve the objective of ensuring the safety and soundness of market intermediaries and investor protection. Among the regulated activities that she supervises are Investment Banks, stock brokers, asset managers and corporate advisers.
In addition, Salmah is also a board member of the Capital Market Compensation Corporation that is responsible for the management and administration of the Capital Market Compensation Fund, including establishing process and procedures for the determination and handling of claims and approval of such payments.
Lawyer, Dubai Financial Services Authority
Tim Binning is an Associate Director in the General Counsel’s Division of the Dubai Financial Services Authority. He is responsible for providing legal advice on, and drafting, new DFSA legislative proposals and Rules and also for providing legal advice to the Supervision and Markets Departments of the DFSA.
He is admitted as a solicitor in both England and Australia. Before joining the DFSA, he worked for 10 years as a senior lawyer and manager with the Financial Services Authority in London and for 3 years as a Policy Officer with the European Commission in Brussels, where he was involved in developing and revising a number of financial services directives.
He has also worked in Australia in various legal and policy positions.
Director International Policy, Australian Transaction Reports and Analysis Centre (AUSTRAC)
Bradley Brown is currently the Director of International Policy at AUSTRAC. This role has responsibility for considering implications to Australia’s AML/CTF Regime of the revised Financial Action Task Force International Standards. There is a strong partnership in this work with the Attorney-General’s Department. Bradley has been with AUSTRAC since September 2004 and during his time has held various roles in AUSTRAC’s Intelligence Branch, Program and Project Management, Policy and Government Relations. Bradley has represented AUSTRAC and Australia at various international typology meetings presenting on money laundering and terrorism financing vulnerabilities. Prior to joining AUSTRAC, Bradley was a law enforcement officer, serving 15 years with the Queensland Police Service, principally in intelligence positions. Bradley holds a Masters in Policing, Intelligence and Counter-Terrorism.
Vice Chairman, Asia Pacific
Country Chief Executive Officer, Singapore
Jose Isidro N. (Lito) Camacho is a Managing Director of Credit Suisse, based in Singapore. He is the Vice Chairman for Asia Pacific and also the Country CEO for Credit Suisse Singapore.
Mr Camacho joined Credit Suisse in March 2005 after a distinguished career in government and international banking. He was appointed Secretary of Finance for the Philippines in 2001, a position he held until November 2003. As Secretary of Finance, Mr Camacho led the country's economic team and supervised the fiscal and financial sectors.
Prior to that, Mr Camacho was the Secretary of Energy for the Philippines where he was credited with the successful passage of the country's power sector reform legislation. He was also Chairman of Land Bank of the Philippines, Philippine Deposit Insurance Corporation, Trade Development and Investment Corporation (PhilExim), Home Guaranty Corporation, National Power Corporation (NPC), Power Sector Asset and Liability Management Corporation (PSALM), National Transmission Corporation (Transco), Privatization Council, Capital Market Development Council, and National Credit Council.
Prior to joining the government, Mr Camacho was a Managing Director and Chief Country Officer for the Philippines at Deutsche Bank, AG in Manila. Before Deutsche Bank, Mr. Camacho worked for Bankers Trust Company for over twenty years in New York, Japan, Hong Kong, Philippines and Singapore. His last position at Bankers Trust was Head of Investment Banking for Southeast Asia. Mr Camacho became a Managing Director at Bankers Trust in 1990 and obtained Partner status in 1996.
Mr Camacho is currently a Director of SymAsia Foundation (Singapore), a board member of the National Gallery Singapore, a member of the Securities Industry Council (Singapore), a member of the Capital Markets Advisory Group of the Securities Commission (Malaysia) and a Founding Member of Asia Peace and Reconciliation Council. He is also the Non-Executive Chairman of Sun Life of Canada (Philippines), a board member of Sun Life Malaysia Assurance Berhad and Sun Life Malaysia Takaful Berhad. He was previously a board member of National Heritage Board (Singapore) and a former member of the Group of Experts of the ASEAN Capital Markets Forum.
Mr Camacho obtained his Bachelor's degree in mathematics (cum laude) from De La Salle University in 1975. He received his MBA with concentration in Finance from Harvard University in 1979.
Director, National Institute of Securities Market (NISM)
Mr. Sandip Ghose is the Director of the National Institute of Securities Markets (NISM), an educational initiative of the Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI). Prior to taking over as Director of NISM, Mr. Ghose was Head of Human Resource in the Reserve Bank of India (RBI).
A central banker by profession, Mr. Ghose was Chief of Staff and Advisor to three successive RBI Governors - Dr. C. Rangarajan, Dr. Bimal Jalan, and Dr. Y.V. Reddy - over a period of nine years, i.e. 1996-2004. He was also the Principal, Bankers' Training College, Mumbai, between 2004-2007 where he was responsible for grooming and capacity building of the top management of the commercial banks in India. He has also served as Principal of College of Agricultural Banking, Pune and Regional Director of the RBI, Delhi.
His knowledge of job markets and work place effectiveness coupled with his experience both within the country and abroad, provide a comprehensive perspective to institutions in formulating policies on training, performance and talent management.
During his career, Mr. Ghose has received several prestigious awards including an Honorary Doctoral Degree by the Sikkim University.
Mr. Ghose is Member on the boards of national and international training institutions and business schools.
||Professor Rohan Gunaratna
Head of International Centre for Political Violence and Terrorism Research, Nanyang Technology University, Singapore
Rohan Gunaratna is the head of the International Centre for Political Violence and Terrorism Research (ICPVTR) at the S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies in Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. Currently, he is a professor of Security studies at the ICPVTR in S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies. By its size, ICPVTR is one of the largest counter-terrorism research and training centres in the world. Gunaratna received his Masters from the University of Notre Dame (USA), where he was Hesburgh Scholar and his doctorate from the University of St Andrews (Scotland), where he was British Chevening Scholar. He is a specialist in counter terrorist finance.
A former Senior Fellow at the Combating Terrorism Centre at the United States Military Academy at West Point (New York), he was invited to testify on the structure of al Qaeda before the 9/11 Commission. The author of 15 books, including Inside al Qaeda: Global Network of Terror(University of Columbia Press), Gunaratna interviewed terrorists and insurgents in Afghanistan, Pakistan, Iraq, Yemen, Libya, Saudi Arabia and other conflict zones. For advancing international security cooperation, Gunaratna received the Major General Ralph H. Van Deman Award in June 2014.
||Nik Mohd Hasyudeen Yusoff
Executive Director, Market and Corporate Supervision & Executive Chairman, Audit Oversight Board
Securities Commission Malaysia
Nik Hasyudeen is the Executive Director of the Securities Commission responsible for the Market and Corporate Supervision and the Executive Chairman of the Audit Oversight Board (AOB).
He is presently a member of the Financial Reporting Foundation and also serves on the Corporate Debt Restructuring Committee which was set up by Bank Negara Malaysia. Nik is an Adjunct Professor at the Faculty of Business and Accountancy, University of Malaya.
Nik was the former President of the Malaysian Institute of Accountants and also the former Vice-President of the Asean Federation of Accountants. He had also served on the Malaysian Accounting Standards Board, the Listing Committee of Bursa Malaysia and the Operational Review Panel of the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission.
He holds a Bachelor of Business degree from Curtin University of Technology and is a Fellow of CPA Australia.
||Jane E. Jarcho
Deputy Director of the Office of Compliance Inspection and Examinations, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission
In February 2016, Jane E. Jarcho was named as the Deputy Director of the Securities and Exchange Commission’s Office of Compliance Inspection and Examinations (OCIE). Previously, beginning in March 2013, she served as the National Associate Director of OCIE’s Investment Adviser/Investment Company (IA/IC) examination program, a role she will continue to hold. In her roles, she will oversee approximately 600 lawyers, accountants, and examiners responsible for inspections of U.S. registered investment advisers and investment companies. Under Ms. Jarcho’s leadership, the IA/IC program increased examinations by more than 27 percent and targeted areas such as cybersecurity, never before examined investment advisers and investment companies, alternative mutual funds, fixed income funds, and retirement accounts.
Before being named National Director of the IA/IC examination program, Ms. Jarcho was an Associate Director of the program in the SEC’s Chicago regional office. She began her SEC career in 1990 in the Division of Enforcement and held several positions, including Branch Chief, Senior Trial Counsel, and Assistant Regional Director, before joining OCIE in 2008. Ms. Jarcho has a bachelor’s degree from Middlebury College and a law degree from the University of Wisconsin Law School.
||Dato' Dr Nik Ramlah Mahmood
Deputy Chief Executive, Securities Commission Malaysia
Nik Ramlah Mahmood made the transition from academia to capital market regulation in 1993 after serving 13 years at the Faculty of Law, University of Malaya – Malaysia’s oldest law school - where she taught subjects ranging from Commercial Law and Insurance Law to Tort and Jurisprudence at undergraduate and post-graduate levels.
Nik Ramlah joined the Securities Commission (SC) as a Manager and Head of Department in 1993. She was made Executive Director in 1998, Senior Executive Director in 2006 and Managing Director in 2008. In 2012, she was appointed Commission Member and Deputy Chief Executive, a position provided for in the Securities Commission Act 1993.
Since joining the SC, Nik Ramlah has been directly involved in most areas of capital market development and regulation, providing strategic and legal guidance in areas such as product and market development, bond market, fund management, corporate governance, Islamic finance as well as supervision and enforcement. She was directly involved in key capital market initiatives introduced over the last 2 decades such as corporate governance reform, development of the Islamic Capital Market, demutualisation of the stock exchange, rationalisation of the regulatory framework, introduction of the Capital Market Services Act and the Capital Market Masterplans. She has spoken extensively on these subjects locally and internationally.
She is a member of the Board of the Securities Industry Development Corporation (SIDC) and the Capital Market Development Fund. She also sits on the Malaysian Venture Capital Development Council and is a member of the Professional Development Panel of the International Centre for Education in Islamic Finance (INCEIF).
Nik Ramlah graduated with a First Class Honours in Law in 1979 from the University of Malaya, obtained her LLM in 1980 and PhD in 1988 from the University of London.
Managing Director & Chief Asian and Emerging Markets Equity Strategist, J.P. Morgan
Adrian Mowat is J.P. Morgan's Chief Asian and Emerging Markets Strategist. He is responsible for advising J.P. Morgan’s institutional clients on equity investments in Asia and emerging markets.
Adrian joined J.P. Morgan in 2002 as the Chief Asian Equity Strategist. Prior to this, he worked at Martin Currie Investment Management in Edinburgh for 14 years. During that time, he managed a broad range of mandates, including Asian, U.S. and emerging markets.
Senior Director, Intermediaries Supervision Department
Securities and Futures Commission, Hong Kong
Mr Po is the Senior Director and head of the SFC’s Intermediaries Supervision Department. In this capacity, Mr Po manages over 150 professionals and has prime responsibility for the supervision of market intermediaries in the securities and futures sector to strive for the highest standards of conduct, ethics and integrity.
The SFC supervises over 2,200 financial intermediaries in Hong Kong including investment banks, securities dealers, futures brokers, financial planners and fund managers. Mr Po oversees key supervision activities such as carrying out on-site inspections of firms for the purpose of identifying and managing risky firms and detecting misconduct. He has also been actively involved in the formulation and implementation of anti-money laundering measures for the securities and futures industry.
Mr Po is also the Chairman of the International Organisation of Securities Commissions (“IOSCO”) Committee 3 on the Regulation of Market Intermediaries. The C3 is part of IOSCO’s standard setting body that is responsible for reviewing and proposing standards on the regulation of market intermediaries in a cross border environment. The C3 currently comprises of members from 32 regulatory authorities around the world. Under the leadership of Mr Po, C3 has delivered a number of instrumental reports such as “Suitability Requirements with respect to the Distribution of Complex Financial products”, “Market Intermediary Business Continuity and Recovery Planning”, “Client Assets Protection” and “Crowdfunding 2015 Survey”.
Mr Po is a qualified accountant and holds a MBA and BBA degree.
Manager, Hong Kong Investor Education Centre
Mr Vincent Poon, manager at the Investor Education Centre (IEC), is responsible for the IEC’s education programmes for retirees. Supported by the four financial regulators in Hong Kong, the IEC is a dedicated organisation with the mission of improving financial literacy in Hong Kong. It aims to better equip the general public with skills and knowledge to make informed financial decisions and manage their money wisely through the provision of comprehensive, credible and impartial financial information. Before joining the IEC, Mr Poon had been an investment professional in international institutions for over 10 years and taught finance subjects in university.
||Khairul Ridzwan Abdul Kuddus
Deputy General Manager and Head of Investor Affairs and Complaints
Securities Commission Malaysia
Mr Khairul Ridzwan Abdul Kuddus is the Deputy General Manager and Head of Investor Affairs and Complaints, Securities Commission Malaysia (SC). Mr Khairul has served with the SC for more than 20 years, and has held various posts during his tenure, including Assistant General Manager of Securities Issues, Head of Prospectus Department and Commission Secretary & Special Assistant to the Chairman. Immediately prior to his present posting, he was seconded to the Securities Industry Dispute Resolution Center (SIDREC) as the Chief Executive Officer for 2.5 years from 2010-2013.
As Head of Investor Affairs and Complaints, Mr Khairul is responsible for rolling out the investor empowerment and education initiatives of the SC, which is a key thrust under SC’s investor protection mandate. In addition, the department handles and seeks to resolve complaints relating to capital market products, services and stakeholders.
Mr Khairul sits on the International Forum for Investor Education (IFIE) Advisory Committee, and represents the SC on the International Organisation of Securities Commission’s (IOSCO) Committee 8 on Retail Investors, as well as the OECD’s International Network on Financial Education (INFE).
Mr Khairul holds a LL.B (Hons) degree from Brunel University, United Kingdom and the Certificate of Legal Practice (Malaysia).
Deputy Commissioner of Capital Market Supervision 1, Indonesia Financial Services Authority (OJK)
Mr. Sarjito, SH., SE, MBA. is currently Deputy Commissioner for Capital Market Supervision I, Indonesia Financial Services Authority (OJK).
He earned his Undergraduate Degree in Law specializing in Legal Practitioner from Faculty of Law, University of Indonesia. He also earned his Undergraduate Degree from Faculty of Economics, Gadjah Mada University, Yogyakarta. He holds an MBA degree in Finance from Saint Louis University, MO, USA.
Mr. Sarjito is a progressive thinker and productive speaker in the area of capital market and enforcement. He lectures capital market and enforcement for Police Officers, Public Prosecutors, Judges, Corruption Eradication Commission, Lawyers, Public Notary, Issuers, Bankers, Academicians, and others.
He has attended and spoken in several international conferences, seminars, and training, such as in France, Switzerland, Peru, Brazil, Hong Kong, United Kingdom, USA, Canada, Australia, Singapore, Peru, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, India, and others.
He has been trained in several jurisdictions including serious training in Case Management and Management of Serious Crimes in Australian Federal Police (AFP), Canberra, and Australian Securities and Investment Commission (ASIC), and others.
Country Director, South East Asia (Brunei, Cambodia, Lao PDR, Malaysia, Myanmar, Thailand), East Asia and Pacific Region
World Bank Group
Mr. Ulrich Zachau, a German national, joined the World Bank Group in 1988. He has held various staff and management positions at the World Bank, including in Operations in Asia, Europe, and Latin America and the Caribbean as well as in Finance, Policy, and Research. During 1998-2003, he managed the development, reform, and implementation of the World Bank’s policies and approaches to country assistance and partnership strategies and development policy operations. He served as Director of Strategy and Operations for the Latin America and Caribbean Region (2003-2007) and Country Director for Turkey (2007-2011). Since joining the East Asia and Pacific Region in January 2012, he served as Director of Strategy and Operations for the Region (2012-2013) and acted as Country Director for the Pacific (September – December 2012). In October 2013, he took up the position of Country Director for South East Asia (covering Brunei, Cambodia, Laos PDR, Malaysia, Myanmar and Thailand).
Mr. Zachau holds degrees in mathematics and economics from the University of Munich and a Ph. D. degree in economics from Oxford University, where he was a Rhodes Scholar. Before joining the World Bank, he worked for McKinsey & Co and taught economics at the University of Bonn.