Date: 25th July 2016 Venue: InterContinental, Kuala Lumpur

Panel Speakers

Douglas Bongartz- Renaud
Former Global Head of Currency Derivatives & Global Head of Rate Derivatives & Structured Products, ABN AMRO

Douglas has forty years’ experience in financial markets, risk management and consulting for banks in Asia and the EMEA regions. He completed a long career at ABN AMRO Bank in 2011 and moved from Amsterdam to Southeast Asia, where he is continuing working with banks in the areas of risk management, ALM and treasury. He has recently worked on bank treasury and ALM projects both independently in Asia for the IFC (World Bank Group) and KPMG. He does training and project work in the MENA regions and SE Asia on an on-going basis for a number of banks. Bank funds transfer pricing (‘FTP’) is a one of the areas in which he has specific expertise. Douglas worked from 1984 – 2011 for ABN Amro Bank in a number of senior positions, including heading the Bank’s global FX, interest rate and structured products trading and risk management activities. He has BA and MBA (quantitative finance) degrees from the University of Chicago, and holds the FRM certification from GARP. He served on the Board of Directors of ISDA (International Swaps and Derivatives Association from 1994 – 2008, and as Secretary of the Board from 1998 – 2004.

Eckart Koerner
Executive Director, Financial Risk Management Services, PricewaterhouseCoopers

Eckart is part of the Financial Risk Management team within PwC Malaysia. He was transferred in 2007 transferred from Germany, where he was with another Big4 audit company, having joined the financial services risk advisory team there in 1999.

He has extensive experience in risk management. In particular, he focuses on integrated risk management for banks, Basel II & III projects (risk measurement & management, internal capital adequacy assessment process, regulatory reporting), risk measurement tool development and validation. In addition, he has experience in projects for corporate treasury management and corporate financial risk management.

Eckart is also actively involved in thought leadership and has published amongst others articles on Basel III and its impact for the financial industry. Furthermore Eckart presented extensively on the subject of Basel II & III, risk management in various seminars and conducted training for clients covering amongst others topics economic capital, ICAAP, credit and market risk. Prior to joining the advisory industry, Eckart worked several years with major financial institutions in Germany.

Sophia Lee
Co-Head, Financial Institutions Ratings, Rating Agency Malaysia

Sophia is the Co-Head of the Financial Institution Ratings department at RAM Ratings. She has been with the organisation since 2004, mainly involved in the credit assessment of financial institutions in Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, Indonesia, South Korea, Japan and the Middle East. Sophia has helped develop various methodologies for the rating of financial institutions, insurance companies and Takaful operators. Prior to RAM Ratings, she had been an investment analyst. Sophia graduated with a Bachelor of Commerce (Economics & Finance) from Curtin University of Technology, Australia, and also holds an MSc Economics (Computational Finance) from Swedish School of Economics.