Paul Gao

Head of Corporate Treasury


Paul has 24 years+ of experience in orchestrating bank treasury processes for Hong Kong and Asia Pacific, supporting the modernization of in risk compliance with the bank regulatory rules & standards, providing financial and strategic evaluation for different institutional targets.

Expertise in Corporate Treasury and Balance Sheet Management particularly for a global bank, which offers a full range of banking & finance products covering Wholesale, Retail and High Net Worth banking customers. Have strong track records in driving business changes and managing teams under highly complex environments to deliver organizational goals across various product lines and jurisdictions.

Paul has international exposure via living for extended periods of time in Australia, Singapore, and Hong Kong.

Li Koon Heng

Managing Director, Head Balance Sheet Risk Management

United Overseas Bank

Amol Padhye

Executive Vice President & Head of Market Risk


Amol Padhye has 18+ years of strong experience in Treasury and Risk Management across Indian Banks, Foreign Banks and Risk Consulting space. He is an active speaker at various conferences across Asia focusing on Treasury and Risk Management.

Amol currently Heads Market Risk function at HDFC Bank where the role evolves around managing Trading Book Risk, Banking Book Risk, Liquidity Risk, Counterparty Credit Risk and Bank Credit Assessment in addition to supporting ICAAP, Group Risk and Country Risk Frameworks. Prior this this, worked as Director within Financial Services Risk Management practice of Ernst & Young LLP and led the practice for Treasury, Market & Liquidity Risk, ALM/ FTP advisory. Before EY, worked with BNP Paribas-India as Associate Director and Head Risk-Investment & Markets where the role covered setting up and running Market & Liquidity Risk function and engage with senior management in India.

Megha Ranasaria

Associate Director


Megha has 11+ years of experience in financial risk management with primary focus on Market Risk, Liquidity Risk and Treasury Management and solutions. She is leading Global engagements in the areas of ICAAP, market risk (FRTB, IBOR, SIMM, SA-CCR, XVA), Liquidity risk (LCR, NSFR, IRRBB, ILAAP), Basel II and Basel III implementation. Being an ex-Banker, she has hands on experience of setting up the Market Risk management function of a Bank with respect to VAR, Stress VaR, Stress testing, back testing, Capital computation (SA & FRTB), CVA, NOOP and SA-CCR. Exposure to both industry and consultancy gives her an edge across the domain.

Steven Smallsman

Director, Risk Strategy and Technology


Nicholas Wood

Managing Director

FinTorque Pte Ltd

Nicholas Wood is the founder of FinTorque who create bespoke Risk, Finance & Treasury solutions for FI's and gamification products with Augury Insights for financial training.

He is formally the Financial Sector Consultant for the IMF, where he analysed changes in the provision of financial services in Asia and Emerging Markets and the impact these had on financial stability, smooth functioning of markets and access to bank credit.

He provides specialist insights into how global banks are adjusting to regulatory reforms and consequences for the global financial system and is a recognized contributor to the IMF Global Financial Markets Stability Report.

Previously, Nick was a Bank Treasury specialist for 38 years, of which 27 were spent in Asia, building highly profitable trading rooms, drafting in‐depth country branch and subsidiary balance sheet reviews and shaping global Retail and Wholesale business responses to capital and liquidity regulations post GFC.

He has first‐hand experience of managing idiosyncratic and market wide stress across a 60 country banking franchise and as such has in depth knowledge of how regulation affects banks on both a single legal entity and group consolidated basis.

Previous roles have also included Global Business Head, Group Treasury, Regional & Country Treasurer, Head FTP Policy ‐ Group Treasury, Global ALM Business Planning Manager and Head of Balance Sheet Analytics Team.

Nick has extensive experience in training bank business groups on responses on Treasury Management, balance sheet optimisation & ALCO effectiveness.