Pui-Tak Leehttps://www.wsbi-esbg.org/People2/PuiTakLee.jpgPui-Tak LeeLee Pui Tak is Honorary Research Fellow at University of Hong Kong & Deputy Dean of School of Asian Studies, Central China Normal University, Wuhan. He was born and educated in Hong Kong. He received his bachelor degree of history from the Chinese University of Hong Kong in 1988; a master and doctoral degree of Asian history from the University of Tokyo in 1991 and 1995 respectively. In 2004 he got the Fulbright Hong Kong Scholar Award to conduct a visiting fellowship at Cornell University. His research interests include: the history of Hong Kong as an urban city; Chinese business history; banking history of modern China; Cantonese diaspora; and Asian business networks. Centre of Asian Studies, The University of Hong KongHonorary Research Fellow at University of Hong Kong & Deputy Dean of School of Asian Studies
Parveen Kumar Guptahttps://www.wsbi-esbg.org/People2/Parveen Kumar Gupta.pngParveen Kumar GuptaMr. P. K. Gupta is Managing Director of the Bank since 2nd November, 2015. Currently, he looks after Retail Banking and latest initiatives in Payments & Digital Banking. Prior to this, Mr. Gupta was the Managing Director looking after Compliance & Risk in the Bank. Mr. Gupta joined State Bank of India in the year 1982. He has held a number of very important assignments in the bank in India and abroad, such as Managing Director & CEO, SBI Capital Markets Ltd., the merchant banking subsidiary of SBI; Deputy Managing Director and Chief Financial Officer of the Bank; or even Chief General Manager (Global Markets) responsible for the entire treasury functions of the Bank. Mr. Gupta has extensively handled treasury operations in the Bank, both in India and abroad. Mr. Gupta is a past Chairman of Forex Exchange Dealers Association of India (FEDAI). He is also a member of Technical Advisory Committee of RBI on Financial Markets.State Bank of IndiaManaging Director of Retail & Digital Banking
Keith Linhttps://www.wsbi-esbg.org/People2/Keith Lin.jpgKeith LinKeith Lin, is a FSO advisory partner based in Hong Kong focusing on capital markets, wealth and asset management. He is responsible for growing IT advisory, digital offerings and data analytics capabilities in the region. Prior to joining EY, Keith was a business lead and vice president in Sapient Global Markets managing its capital markets business in North America. Lin holds a Master degree of Engineering Management from Cornell University in New York, USA, a Bachelor degree of Computer Science from Brock University in Ontario, Canada and a Bachelor degree of Civil Engineering from National Taiwan University in Taiwan. Since joining EY, he has been the driving for shaping digital and innovation offerings for Asia Pacific. Ernst & YoungFSO Advisory Partner
Jame DiBiasiohttps://www.wsbi-esbg.org/People2/Jame DiBiasio.jpgJame DiBiasioJame DiBiasio, Editor & Co-Founder of Digital Finance Media. Jame serves as editor of DigFin. He has been a financial journalist, writer and editor since 1995. He got his start in New York as a cub reporter at Institutional Investor News. After moving to Hong Kong in 1997, he co-founded AsianInvestor, the leading asset-management publication in Asia. He also served as editorial director at Haymarket Financial Media, setting strategy for AsianInvestor, FinanceAsia and The Corporate Treasurer. He is the first person in Asia Pacific to be recognized for his ‘outstanding contribution to institutional journalism’, the top prize in State Street’s institutional press awards (2012). Digital Finance MediaEditor & Co-Founder
Chandran Nairhttps://www.wsbi-esbg.org/People2/Chandran Nair.jpgChandran NairMr. Chandran Nair is the Founder and CEO of the Global Institute of Tomorrow (GIFT), an independent pan-Asian think-tank that provides content-rich and intellectually challenging executive education from an Asian worldview. A strong advocate of sustainable development in Asia, Mr. Nair was the chairman of Environmental Resources Management in Asia-Pacific until 2004, and has continued to provide strategic management advice and coaching to business leaders since. Mr. Nair is a regular speaker at the World Economic Forum, where he is a member of the Global Agenda Council on Governance on Sustainability, APEC summits and OECD events. His writing interests include economic policy and education, and his work has appeared in the Financial Times, the Guardian and the New York Times. His book, Consumptionomics: Asia’s Role in Reshaping Capitalism and Saving the Planet, was ranked as one of the top ten books of 2011 by the Globalist. His other project, The Other Hundred, is a non-profit photo book serving as a counterpoint to the Forbes 100, highlighting the lives of those who are not rich but deserve to have their stories told. Global Institute For Tomorrow (GIFT)Founder and Chief Executive
Alicia García Herrrerohttps://www.wsbi-esbg.org/People2/ALICIA GARCÍA HERRERO.jpgAlicia García HerrreroAlicia García Herrero is the Chief Economist for Asia Pacific at Natixis. She also serves as Senior Fellow at European think-tank BRUEGEL and Research Fellow at Real Instituto Elcano, and is currently Adjunct Professor at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology. Finally, Alicia is advisor to the Hong Kong Monetary Authority’s research arm (HKIMR) and the Asian Development Bank (ADB) as well as a member of the board of the Hong Kong Forum. In previous years, Alicia held the following positions: Chief Economist for Emerging Markets at Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria (BBVA), Member of the Asian Research Program at the Bank of International Settlements (BIS), Head of the International Economy Division of the Bank of Spain, Member of the Counsel to the Executive Board of the European Central Bank, Head of Emerging Economies at the Research Department at Banco Santander, and Economist at the International Monetary Fund. In addition, Alicia has always combines his professional carrier with academia, having served as visiting Professor for John Hopkins University, China Europe International Business School (CEIBS) in Shanghai and Carlos III University in Madrid. Alicia holds a PhD in Economics from George Washington University and has published extensively in refereed journals and books (see her publications in ResearchGate or Google Scholar. Alicia is also very active in international media (Bloomberg and CNBC among others) as well as social media (Twitter, LinkedIn and Weibo). As recognition of her leadership thoughts, Alicia has recently been nominated TOP Voices in Economy and Finance by LinkedIn.NatixisChief Economist, Asia Pacific
Rachel Freemanhttps://www.wsbi-esbg.org/People2/Rachel Freeman.jpgRachel FreemanRachel Freeman is the Financial Institutions Advisory Manager for Asia. In her role, she leads IFC’s advisory program for existing and potential investee clients for value enhancement and development impact ,to achieve IFC's goals in financial inclusion and climate change mitigation. Rachel leads the IFC team to desigs and implement client solutions in SME finance, bank-fintech collaboration, MFI transformation, risk management, Banking on Women, agrifinance and climate change finance with strategic IFC clients. She had joined IFC in 2001 to set up and manage the Central Asia Leasing Project, one of IFC's first advisory programs in Central Asia. In 2004, she moved to Johannesburg as the deputy general manager of IFC's advisory services for Sub-Saharan Africa, where she was instrumental in redesigning IFC's advisory services. She also served as the agribusiness lead investment officer in Central Asia before relocating to Asia in 2012. Prior to joining IFC, Rachel was involved in several entrepreneurial ventures in the US and Russia, and also worked for the US Department of Housing and Urban Development. She holds a Masters in Business Administration from the University of Michigan Business School and a degree in International Politics and Economics/Russian from Middlebury College. She also attended Executive Education at Harvard University's Kennedy School of Government. International Finance CorporationAdvisory Manager Asia, Financial Institutions Group