Eugene Kwong

Head of operational risk management

Nomura International (Hong Kong)

Eugene has been working in investment banking for 15 years, where he held various positions within Compliance, Risk and Internal Audit.  He is an experienced Operational Risk Management Executive Director, specializing in risk and controls within Global Markets, and actively involved in industry-wide operational risk research and discussions.  His current role ranges from hands on investigations to thematic risk reviews, as well as regulatory operational risk liaison, and leading regional and global teams of operational risk managers in driving an effective and efficient operational risk management programme.  Moreover, Eugene has a strong track record of building Operational Risk Management strategies and Frameworks, developing a non-financial risk taxonomy, data-driven operational risk monitoring, scenario based KRIs; and enjoys reengineering processes as part of business transformation.

Martin Leo

Managing director, regional head of technology business control

State Street Bank

Regional Head of Technology Business Controls for State Street Bank, responsible for 1st line technology operational risk management across APAC. He has over 25 years of experience in diverse strategic and hands on leadership roles in the industry. Prior to State Street was the Head of Asia Risk at Morgan Stanley IM and earlier with ING as Chief Administrative Officer for ING Investment Management's India business and Asia Pacific Head of Non Financial Risk. In these roles he has held responsibility for Enterprise Risk Management, Operational Risk, IT Risk Management and Infosec. He holds an MBA, is a certified Financial Risk Manager (FRM), CISSP and is a doctoral research student.

Mohit Tandon

Chief operating officer

Eastspring Investments

Mohit is a seasoned Operations & Risk Management professional with 20 years of multi-country experience in Asset Management, Life Insurance & Consumer Banking industries. He has both broad and deep understanding of Asia region’s complex regulatory, business and cultural operating environments, gained through Regional and Country roles in Singapore, Hong Kong, Malaysia and India.

Starting his career with GE Capital in India, he worked across Sales, Operations and Six Sigma functions before going on to head the risk function in the country. Later he joined Prudential Plc to establish the Risk Management function for its Joint Venture with ICICI Bank, the leading Private Bank in India. Subsequently he moved to Singapore as ‘Head of Operational Risk and Financial Crime Compliance’ for Singapore and Hong Kong businesses of Eastspring Investments, the asset management arm of Prudential Plc. Later he moved to the First Line of Defense as the Chief Operating Officer of Eastspring Investments Malaysia where he heads entire Operations, Client Servicing, Digital Transformation & IT Functions.

Mohit is a certified Six-Sigma Black Belt and also a Claritas Certificate Holder from the CFA Institute.

Dominic Wu

Managing director, senior risk manager, APAC

BNY Mellon

Dominic Wu is the Managing Director and Senior Risk Manager with BNY Mellon for APAC. He has 20+ years of experience in banking, securities, assets management and consultancy. Dominic is a qualified accountant, fraud examiner and professional risk manager and did his MBA from University of Hull, UK. He is sought out speaker in risk management and provides training to the regulators, universities, financial institutions and professional bodies. He is the Founding Chairman of the Hong Kong Chapter of the Institute of Operational Risk (IOR) and Asia Financial Risk Think Tank.