Dipak Chotai

Managing director

JD Risk Solutions

Dipak Chotai is the founder of a specialist consultancy firm, JD Risk Solutions, and is a veteran of risk management. He was most recently a Managing Director at UBS reporting into the Global Head of FX, Rates and Credit as the Head of Risk Management for the fixed income business, and was part of the IB leadership team. 

Dipak was also responsible for FRTB implementation for the business sitting on cross business committees, industry working groups and initiatives. 

Throughout his 17-year tenure at UBS, Dipak has occupied roles within technology, middle office, and front office. Notably, Dipak was a senior trader on the XVA desk during the financial crisis. 

Dipak has also served on CCP Risk Committees and Default Management Committees, and on the boards of OTCDerivNet and CreditDerivClear. 

Gaël Robert

Head of 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.

Dr. Gary (Ligong) Yang

Head of Quantitative Risk and Stress Testing APAC, Director


Gary is Head of Quantitative Risk and Stress Testing APAC in Citigroup. He oversees Citi’s quantitative modelling team to provide analytic solutions for market risk, counterparty credit risk and wholesale credit risk. Gary joined Citi in London after working with a London-based hedge fund Brevan Howard. He received his PhD degree from Cambridge University, UK and his Bachelor degree from Peking University, China.