Risk Data Management

Jacob Wai

Founder, Managing Director

Toppix Holdings

Chief Assessor, HKSAR OGCIO HK ICT Award – Fintech Stream (2015-2021)

Fellow Certified Management Accountant (AUS)

Certified Financial Risk Manager, GARP

Research Director, Asia Financial Risk Think Tank

Founding Fellow & Deputy Treasurer, WISDP


Committee, HKCSS VITAL

Jacob has over 20 years of experience in the IT and Finance industry, specialising in Data analytics and risk with core focus in the Asian regions, with locations such as Australia, China, Hong Kong, Tokyo, Seoul, Taipei and Singapore, but also experienced in global settings such as UK, US and EU.

Mr. Wai is currently Senior Director, Head of Insight and Data FS HK at Capgemini and had held previous roles as Director and Head of Faculty APAC at Fitch Learning, Chief Data Officer and Chief Risk Officer in MoneySQ, a Fintech leader and Virtual Bank applicant in Hong Kong.

He have held the role of Data Privacy Officer in various firms and deals with KYC & AML data for both FI and DNFBPs.
He also formerly headed Data Governance for China CITIC Bank International, implementing the governance initiative for the BCBS239 framework, and prior to that, is an Associate Director for Regional Trading Risk Analytics and Reporting IT for UBS AG and past roles includes global development lead for the VaR & PnL simulation aggregation and analytics system at HSBC, and heading the HK analytics consulting arm of Getronics HK, with expert knowledge of market risk analysis and reporting and limits monitoring, specifically in addressing BCBS239.

He is also a visiting lecturer at Hong Kong Polytechnic University - Institute for Entrepreneur, HKU SPACE, CityU SCOPE, HKSI and Hong Kong Institute of Bankers, delivering seminars and lectures on subjects such as Fintech, Financial Risk, Data Analytics, Privacy and Governance for organisations such as Bank of China International, China Life (Overseas), Hong Kong Federation of Insurers, Hui Shang Bank (China), etc...

Jacob received a Bachelor of Engineering (Computer Systems) from University of Technology, Sydney,  MBA from University of Wales, and a Master of Laws from University of Greenwich, and is a Doctorate Candidate in Business Administration.