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BCR’s inaugural Supply Chain Finance Summit-APAC in Singapore focuses on the growth of supply chain finance across the APAC region.

With local governments, international and regional banks; and investors all actively encouraging the development of local and cross-border SCF programmes, it is now, more than ever before, vital to review the latest developments in this market and understand how to capitalise on opportunities in this region. Join us in Singapore to hear from the industry's thought leaders, engage in debate, network with your peers and help define the future of working capital.

Amit Agarwal
Head of Open Account Trade (OAT) Products - Global Transaction Services, DBS Bank

Amit Agarwal is the Head of Open Account Trade (OAT) Products at Global Transaction Services, DBS. In this role, he is responsible for leading the overall business performance, strategy and product innovation across the suite of solutions which comprises of receivable purchases, supplier financing, buyer financing and finance leases. Amit also oversees the bank's OAT business across its network countries. Prior to joining DBS, Amit was with Standard Chartered Bank for over 10 years, and held local and regional roles in Mumbai and Singapore offices. In his last role, he headed the Trade Receivable Discounting business, in addition to other open account trade finance products such as Borrowing Base trade loan, Invoice Financing, Receivables Services, Warehouse Financing, Distributor Financing etc, for Asia, Africa and Middle East. Besides his experience in open account trade finance, he also held roles in corporates and local Indian Banks. Amit holds a Post Graduate Diploma in Business Management from XLRI (Jamshedpur) India and is also a certified Chartered Accountant.

Stuart Anderson

Stuart Anderson is CEO of NCI Brokers (Asia) Pte Ltd a specialist credit insurance Broker. With over 20 years of credit insurance experience. He is an international broker who commenced his career with Trade Indemnity London before moving to RBS as an in house credit insurance broker. He emigrated to Sydney for a role at Aon Trade Credit before moving to National Credit Insurance Brokers, Australia’s largest credit insurance broker. Moved to Hong Kong as manager of Trade Credit and Political Risks Division of Cosmos, part of Japanese conglomerate ITOCHU. Secondment followed to London to open the UK operation of Cosmos Credit and Political Risk. For the last 5 years running NCI’s Asia operations with clients throughout Asia. Stuart has an Honours Degree from Leeds University Business School in Economics and Social History and is an Associate of Australian and New Zealand Institute of Insurance and Finance.

Denise Ang
Managing Director, Nufin Data

Denise Ang is the Managing Director at Nufin Data with over 10 years of experience in the finance and banking sectors. Prior to Nufin Data, Denise served as a Finance Business Partner at various organisations including NOL, driving business performance of Asia Europe and Transatlantic Trades. In NOL, she also played a key role in driving various organisation restructuring, cost efficiency initiatives as well as setting up of global shares services business. In addition to various FP&A roles in other global organisation, Denise was an entrepreneur as well as was part of DBS Investment Banking, involved in the structuring of financing deals for the conglomerates, transport and logistics sectors. She graduated from NTU with an accountancy degree and is a Chartered Accountant with ISCA Singapore, as well as a Chartered Management Accountant with CIMA.

Arun Biswas
Managing Partner, IBM Services, Singapore

As Country Managing Partner, Arun is currently responsible for IBM’s consulting, systems integration and application services business in Singapore. Arun specializes in Digital Reinvention. He acts as a trusted advisor to CXOs and helps them define and implement their digital transformation journeys. Arun’s core expertise is in bridging the divide between digital strategy definition and execution of strategic digital projects to rapidly realize business value. For over two decades, Arun has led large and complex IT enabled business transformation programs in leading national, regional and multi-national institutions in ASEAN and South Asia. More recently, Arun has led highly innovative and first-of-kind digital projects that involved the deployment and adoption of new and emerging technologies such as blockchain and artificial intelligence. Arun started his career with PWC, where he was involved multiple strategic business transformation programs. This included a multi-year World Bank led program to reform India’s Rural Financial Sector. Since joining IBM in 2003, Arun has held multiple senior executive roles. Prior to his current role, Arun was the Managing Partner of IBM’s Financial Services Sector business in ASEAN.

Mark Borton
Head of C&IB Transactional and Trade, Customer Products & Services, National Australia Bank

Mark Borton is a career banker with over 30 years of experience in the trade finance and cash management space covering roles at all levels across sales, product management, operations, channel management and customer services with various blue-chip banks. He has been with National Australia Bank for 8 years during which he ran Trade Product Management for Australia before transferring to Singapore and establishing an overall product management function for the bank in Asia. Mark now leads a combined team of transactional and trade finance professionals dedicated to supporting their clients. Mark is well known in the industry having represented all of the banks he has worked for in various capacities on the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), including being chair of ICC Australia’s Banking Committee. He is also a member of the BAFT Asia Council and Trade Finance committee.

Eugene Buckley
Business Development Executive, TradeIX

Mr Buckley is the Head of Business development Asia Pacific at TradeIX. He joined from Standard Chartered bank where he was the Head of Trade Innovation and Alliances.Previously, Mr. Buckley worked for PrimeRevenue as General Manager for PrimeRevenue's Asia/Pacific region. Previous roles include serving as General Manager Global Customer Experience at Spendvision, where he was responsible for overseeing customer relationships across sales, account management, implementation, and customer service. Mr. Buckley spent time within the working capital and transactional divisions of JP Morgan Chase and was seconded to establish and grow Chase Manhattan JV, Intelisys, in Australia. He was instrumental in the establishment and growth of Qvalent, a subsidiary of Westpac bank, delivering accounts receivable outsourcing and procurement solutions.

Chang Cheng-Ping
Chairman, Fubiz Group

Mr. Chang Cheng-Ping, Chairman of the Forbes Group, was born in 1976/10/1. In the early days of Taiwan's business, dozens of cars were sold from small car salesmen in less than a month, and dozens of houses were sold in the real estate industry in a very short time. The chairman has extraordinary business leadership and business sense. When joining the housing business, there are more than five rooms in the store. Leading more than 50 business cadres to deal with hundreds of houses every month. At the same time, it has its own experience in the operation of physical stores such as hairdressers, clothing stores, hot pot restaurants, and automobile sales. When Yu Longyan was the top sales cadre, he set a sales volume of several hundred million and won the annual team champion sales king. The chairman has participated in more than 30 organizational marketing operations and has rankings above the double diamond level. Both the organizational warfare and the profit-sharing analysis have read the insights. After the establishment of the Forbes Group, the development of the circular economy ecosystem of Taiwan's e-commerce OMO online and offline bidding shopping. And in the same year in Singapore issued blockchain coins. The Group has been actively participating in public welfare activities and the task of saving the earth's greening, and has spared no effort for the next generation and the earth.

Manshuk Erzhanova
Industry Advisor
Rachel Freeman
Board member and Chief Strategy and Innovation Officer, AMTD Group

Rachel Freeman was appointed AMTD Group's director and chief strategy and innovation officer in June 2019. Ms. Freeman is an experienced and internationally recognised financial expert, especially in the areas of cross-border financial services and innovative financial technologies. Before joining AMTD, Ms. Freeman served as manager of Asia Pacific Advisory, Financial Institutions Group (Hong Kong) for International Finance Corporation (IFC) since 2014, where she led Asia Pacific Advisory in designing and implementing client solutions in digital banking, bank-fintech collaboration, climate change or green finance, SME finance, Banking on Women, and agri-digital solutions. From 2004 to 2014, Ms. Freeman held several senior positions within IFC, including manager of access to finance in East Asia Pacific, senior operations officer in Central Asia, and regional business line leader in Africa. Prior to joining the IFC, Ms. Freeman also worked for the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and the U.S. Department of State between 1997 and 2000. She holds an MBA from University of Michigan Business School. In addition, she completed the executive education programme at Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government.

Shirish Garg
Head, Supply Chain Finance Sales & Client Delivery, Transaction Banking Office for Asia, MUFG Bank

Shirish is currently working with MUFG Bank (MUFG) as Director - Regional Trade and Supply Chain Finance (SCF) sales for Asia & Oceania, based in Singapore. His responsibilities at MUFG include origination & structuring of Open Account Trade and Supply Chain Finance transactions from multinational corporations, Japanese corporates and large local corporate clients of the bank. Shirish has over 17 years of banking experience covering clients in North America, Europe and Asia with Citi, Standard Chartered and MUFG. He has worked in India, Malaysia and Singapore. Prior to joining MUFG, he spent 9 years with Standard Chartered Bank, Singapore as Global Product Manager for Supply Chain Finance business. Previously, he had held roles across Portfolio Management, RWA optimisation, Trade finance securitisation, Risk distribution and trade product management. Shirish holds a masters’ degree in International Business and Marketing from Symbiosis University, India. He is also a Certified Documentary Credit Specialist (CDCS).

Frank Guan
General Manager, China International Factoring Co. Ltd

Mr. Frank Guan is the General Manager of China International Factoring Co. Ltd. He has been endeavored to the development of international factoring business in China for 14 years. In the past years, he has served for 800+ export companies in China with a factor volume exceeding USD 3 Billions. He is quite familiar with the supply chain market in China, experienced in the supply chain financing product and holds deep insight on the outlook of the international factoring. He is committed to promoting the understanding, communication and cooperation between the ex-import companies in China and the international supply chain capital.

Manish Joshi
First Vice President, APAC Team Lead, Global Supply Chain Finance, SMBC

Based in Singapore, Manish leads the global supply chain finance product and structuring team at Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation. His responsibilities include market sizing, product selection and structuring for various trade products to suit corporate customers’ requirements in a legally feasible and systematic manner across APAC. He received his MBA from INSEAD in France focusing on finance and strategy. Prior to that, he obtained a Master’s degree at the National University of Singapore. Manish has contributed to various events, publications and industry standardization on Supply Chain Finance/Management, Fintech and blockchain.

Lee Kheng Leong
Asia Chapter Director, FCI

Lee Kheng Leong is the Asia Chapter Director of FCI. His role is to promote factoring, receivable financing and supply chain financing in Asia. As part of this role he has been travelling to various countries in Asia to speak at workshop, seminar and conferences organized by FCI, IFC, ADB, World Bank and regional associations. He acquired his factoring knowledge through training attachment with factoring companies in the US and UK in the early 1980s. He was involved in providing factoring to companies ranging from MSME to large corporates. Prior to becoming the Asia Chapter director, he was the head of DBS regional factoring and subsequently Managing Director of Bibby Financial Services Singapore. FCI has recently launched a supply chain program called the FCIreverse which enable bank and factoring companies to go into international supply chain financing.

Rakshith Kundha
MD and Head, Trade and Supply Chain Finance, South and South East Asia, Bank of America Merrill Lynch

Rakshith Kundha currently heads teams which focus on delivering Trade and Supply Chain solutions to clients across India and South East Asia as well as the structuring and delivery of Structured Trade solutions to clients across Asia Pacific. He also heads the Asia Pacific Trade Risk Distribution desk for the bank. Having worked out of Mumbai, Bangalore, Hong Kong and Singapore, he is considered a Transaction Banking Specialist with cross geographical experience in cash and trade across Asia. He joined Bank of America Merrill Lynch in 2010 at their Singapore office, to help start the Trade Risk Distribution desk. Earlier to this Rakshith has worked with Standard Chartered Bank as well as with ICICI Bank Limited. Rakshith is an alumnus of the Harvard Business School.

Robert Lin
President and CEO, Seabury Trade Finance Exchange LLC

Mr. Robert Lin serves as Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Seabury Trade Finance Exchange LLC (STFX). He has more than 20 years of industry experience with a unique background in trade, finance, supply chain and technology as a practitioner and as a service provider. He served as Managing Director of Asia Pacific at TradeCard, Inc, now GTNexus an INFOR Company, where he built the global supplier business to a network of over 25,000 companies. Mr. Lin spent three years at NewView Technologies. Mr. Lin initially ran the North American West Coast business and then established their first overseas operation in Sydney, Australia and served as General Manager of Australasia. Before NewView, Mr. Lin held senior business development and finance positions in the US, Hong Kong and Taiwan for Omnivision Technologies, Cargill Financial Markets Group and Lupton Steel and Metal. He is a frequent speaker at conferences and events on supply chain and trade finance. Mr. Lin holds a B.A. in cognitive science from University of California, San Diego and an M.B.A. from the University of Southern California.

Margrith Lutschg-Emmenegger
Advisor, Quaterback

Margrith Lütschg-Emmenegger has worked in Trade Finance with a special focus on Forfaiting and Factoring for most of her professional life, first with Barclays Bank, and then Midland Bank Aval in London before joining West Merchant Bank where she had Global responsibility for forfaiting and factoring. Margrith joined FIMBank as EVP, responsible for Business Development and was appointed to President in 2004. She retired to become an Advisor to the FIMBank Group and other industry members. In 2014 Margrith was awarded the highest decoration of the Republic of Malta, the National Order of Merit, in recognition of her 'exceptional contribution towards the common good of the Maltese and the development of Malta as a financial centre.' Margrith was educated in Switzerland and was a member of the board of the Swiss Association of Forfaiters in 1983, and also founding Chairman of the Association of Forfaiters in the Americas in 1995. More recently in 1999, Mrs. Lütschg-Emmenegger co-founded the International Forfaiting Association (IFA) were she served as Deputy Chairman until 2003. In 2013 Margrith was elected as Chairman of International Factors Group (IFG). She has also been a regular speaker on the subject of trade finance for many years travelling around the World teaching audiences the benefits of Factoring and Forfaiting.

Iain Morrison
Head of Global Trade and Receivables Finance, HSBC

Head of Global Trade and Receivables Finance for HSBC in Singapore. Singapore is a key banking hub for HSBC supporting clients local, regional and global banking needs. HSBC since 1997 with broad international corporate and banking experience in London, Hong Kong, Dubai, Germany, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Oman, Indonesia and Singapore. Graduated from Edinburgh University majoring in German and Business Studies.

Daphne Ng

Daphne is the CEO of JEDTrade, a blockchain technology company focused on trade, supply chain and financial inclusion projects in ASEAN, with presence in Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia and Vietnam. Prior to this, she has 10 years of specialized experience in trade and supply chain finance across major international banks. Daphne is Exco Member of Singapore Fintech Association and Secretary General of ACCESS Singapore Cryptocurrency and Blockchain Industry Association. She is also a regular speaker and advisor on the applications of blockchain in finance and supply chains; and is a Fellow (Fintech) at SUSS and Knowledge Partner for International Trading Institute @ SMU

Anand Pande
Founder, The Growth Paradigm Partnership
Sonal Priyanka
MD and Regional Head of Trade Finance, Société Générale

Sonal joined Société Générale’s Global Transaction Banking team in 2014 as head of Trade Finance for South East Asia, India and the Middle East. She promotes offerings which include both traditional trade and open account financing products and services and is responsible for expanding the trade finance business with large local and multinational corporates and financial institutions in the region. Sonal joined Societe Generale from Bank of America Merrill Lynch (BAML) in Singapore, where she spent over four years, her last role being Director and Southeast Asia head of Trade & Supply Chain Finance. Prior to BAML, she was a Vice President in the Trade Sales team at the Hong Kong and Shanghai Banking Corporation in Singapore for five years. Prior to her Singapore stints, Sonal spent about seven years in India, working in various roles with Citibank and GE Commercial Finance. Sonal has a post graduate diploma in Management from the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad, India.

Goh Puay Guan
Associate Professor, National University of Singapore

Goh Puay Guan is Associate Professor at NUS SCALE, and NUS Business School. Prior to that he had 20 years of corporate experience throughout Asia in general management, strategic planning, and commercial investments. He has also been an Adjunct Associate Professor at NUS Business School, and Adjunct Professor with Inha University in South Korea. He is the author of Supply Chain Management: A Concise Guide. published by Pearson (1st Ed. 2005, 2nd Ed. 2015). He has helped Sembcorp Development Ltd to set up a new business unit and build its logistics assets footprint in Vietnam. He led Batamindo Shipping and Warehousing Pte Ltd to attain the ASEAN Business Award for Growth (SME) by the ASEAN Business Advisory Council in 2013. He was a Top Outstanding Young Persons (TOYP) 2012 Merit Winner for Business and Entrepreneurship category, awarded by Junior Chamber International (JCI). He has been active in the community, including serving as President of the Stanford Club of Singapore, Honorary Treasurer at Mensa Singapore, and President of the Singapore Club in Seoul. He is also a member of the Singapore Institute of Directors.

Jordane Rollin
Regional Head of Trade, Americas

Jordane started his career leading online payment gateways and B2B portals in Europe, before moving to China in 2005 to lead Business development and Partnerships for Groupe BPCE Oney Banque. He has held various trade finance roles at Standard Chartered in Singapore since 2010, including leading global Trade digital initiatives for three years, and the bank investment in Contour (a multi-bank owned open network, leveraging distributed ledger technology to revamp documentary trade). He is based in New York since 2019, and is currently Head of Trade & Working Capital, Americas for the bank. Jordane holds a Master of Engineering from École Centrale de Lyon (France) and a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from INSEAD.

Saket Sarda
Head of Trade-Asean & South Asia, Transaction Banking, Standard Chartered Bank

Saket Sarda is currently the Head of Trade-ASEAN & South Asia [ASA] for Standard Chartered Bank, based out of Singapore. Saket is responsible for the Trade P&L with Sales, Product Management, Middle Office and Implementation teams working with him to deliver the Trade agenda across Banking the Eco-system, Open Account and Documentary Trade. He has been with the Bank for 14 years and has worked in the areas of Strategy, Business Planning & Finance, Relationship/ Coverage, Transaction Banking Sales and Product Management. From his perspective, for SCB to continue being a leading Trade Bank in ASA, focus needs to be on innovation on new trade structures capturing the evolving requirements of the clients AND adoption of various digital technologies, thus bringing in the missing efficiencies for all counterparties in trade. He completed his PGDP from Indian Institute of Management (Ahmedabad), India in 1995 and joined HCL Corporation, where in his 9 formative years with the group he handled multiple roles across Business Development & Sales with stints in Middle East, Africa and CIS.

Yiming Shen
Senior Vice President - China Client Services, Marsh

Mr. Shen is the Practice Leader of Marsh’s China Client Services, based in Singapore. He is mainly responsible for risk management and insurance matters in connection with Chinese enterprises’ overseas direct investment. Mr. Shen has 20 years’ experience in insurance industry, he previously worked for Manulife Financial Global Head Office and Asian Regional Office as Director and Legal Counsel, Deputy General Manager of Aon-COFCO Insurance Broker, Worked for Aon in US and Hong Kong for various senior management roles, primarily in Financial Institutions and Professional Service. Mr. Shen graduated from Fudan University, with LLB and LLM degree in international economic law. He also earned Doctor of Jurisprudence degree from York University, Canada. He completed Asian Executive Program of INSEAD. He is a licensed broker in Singapore, China, Hong Kong, and Colorado, US.

Jie Shen
Executive Director, Greensill Asia

Jie is the Executive Director of Greensill Asia and is heading Greensill’s Singapore office with responsibilities to support Greensill’s growth in the region. Prior to joining Greensill, Jie held various roles within Deutsche Bank and Citibank across Asia and EMEA. She was most recently Global Head of Trade Finance Loans Product Management at Deutsche Bank, where she was looking after a portfolio of financing products including structured solutions. During her time at Citi, Jie was a member of the EMEA Supply Chain Finance team and responsible for successfully implementing a range of global SCF programmes. She has also worked as a Senior Relationship Manager on Citi’s China Desk, covering Chinese companies in Europe. Jie graduated with a Master in Business Management from the University of Mannheim in Germany.

Ilka Tales Ilkka Tales
MD and Head of APAC, Greensill

Ilkka is responsible for originating and structuring innovative financial solutions for clients across the Asia Pacific region. Prior to joining Greensill, Ilkka held senior global roles at MyriadGroup AG and Philips, was appointed CEO of three Australian listed companies as a successful entrepreneur having disrupted and grown businesses to scale globally across a number of industry sectors. Ilkka is a Non-Executive Director of CML Group Ltd, a listed financial receivables business and has over two decades experience in the Asia Pacific region.

Kah Chye Tan
CEO & Founder, Tin Hill Capital
Lionel Taylor
Managing Director, Trade Advisory Network

Lionel Taylor is a trade, supply chain and invoice finance specialist with more than 30 years experience in senior leadership roles with major financial institutions including RBS, Rabobank, Citibank and Lloyds Banking Group and with non-bank independents.

Now Managing Director of Trade Advisory Network Limited, which specialises in the strategic development of global supply chains, trade and invoice finance with a client base of regional banks, independent finance providers, fintechs and technology providers, his key areas of expertise include new business strategy, turnaround, organisation design, new product design, product management, marketing, origination, credit, team building and training.

He has extensive experience of operating in Asia where he led the cooperation on trade and supply chain finance between RBS and Bank of China, established an independent finance company facilitating trade between Asian and Western SMEs and assisted in the development of the Chinese factoring industry. Today, he continues his close involvement in the region, working with government agencies, banks, independent funders, investors and others who are looking to promote and extend trade and supply chain finance in the region.

He currently is a Non-Executive Director of a growing UK-based fintech, sits as the independent credit committee member for another non-bank finance provider and is also co-author of the ICC Academy’s Advanced Supply Chain Finance online course, a core module of their CTCP programme.

He continues to be engaged in advising a number of financial institutions, fintechs and technology providers on the development of their trade and supply chain finance businesses and is frequently invited to comment and write for specialist international trade publications as well as chairing and speaking at international events.

Satish Uttmanchandi
Director of Legal Affairs, Trade Finance Market

Satish is Director of Legal Affairs for Trade Finance Market (TFM) – a fintech company founded in 2015 to provide liquidity for global trade – especially to Small and Medium sized Enterprises (SMEs) ignored by funding institutions. TFM has also developed true decentralized ledger (blockchain) applications for trade finance, including: Invoice Check – to stop multiple financing & invoice finance fraud & Collateral Check – to stop warehouse receipt fraud. Satish has extensive experience in commercial and international law. Prior to Trade Finance Market, he worked with Duane Morris Selvam in Singapore. He holds a MA in Jurisprudence from Oxford University and a MA from University College Dublin. Satish was called to the New York Bar

Ravi Valecha
CEO, India Factoring and Finance Solutions

Ravi has had a 20+ year career as a factoring and supply chain finance professional, with HSBC and ICICI Bank and now he is leading India Factoring and Finance Solutions, a leader in export factoring in India.

Vishal Vijay
Head of Business Development, Agrocorp

Vishal Vijay manages the Mergers and Acquisitions (M&A) activities for Agrocorp International and its asset holding arm, Agrocorp Processing. In addition, he also handles the business development operations which includes establishing new markets and commodity flows for the company as well as investments further up and down the value chain. The Agrocorp Group sources and sells 9m metric tonnes of agri-commodities such as pulses, grains, sugar, cotton and cashew per annum. It owns and operates a network of processing plants in Canada, Australia, India and Myanmar. Its 2017 revenue was US $3 billion and Agrocorp is projecting this to increase year on year. Prior to this Vishal worked as a project manager at REC Solar, a solar panel manufacturing company based in Singapore and also at Seeo Inc, a lithium ion battery startup based in Silicon Valley. Vishal holds an engineering degree from the Cornell university. He is a 2nd generation entrant into the business started by his father.

Chris Wohlert
Business Leader, Commercial Distribution Finance, Asia, Wells Fargo & Company

Chris Wohlert is the business leader for the Commercial Distribution Finance platform in Asia for Wells Fargo. In this role, he leads the inventory financing and cross-border factoring business serving multinational manufacturers across a variety of industries in coordination with the Commercial Distribution Finance platforms in Wells Fargo globally.

Chris has decades of experience in the fields of commercial lending, inventory finance, and factoring where he has managed and structured global financing programs across North America, South America, Europe, Middle East/Africa ,and Asia Pacific. He has spent more than 20 years at Wells Fargo Commercial Distribution Finance and its predecessor companies in roles of increasing responsibility in the areas of portfolio management, special assets, business development, and leadership.

Chris is an active member of the Asia Pacific Financial Forum, which is part of the APEC Finance Minister’s Process, where he serves as the leader for secured transaction reform for the Financial Infrastructure Development Network. This was launched in November 2015 as part of the Cebu Action Plan.

Joyce Yang
Vice President of International Department, VTeam Financial Service Group

Ms. Joyce Yang, the Vice President of International Department of VTeam Financial Service Group, has being worked in VTeam Group more than ten years and focus on Factoring and Supply Chain Finance fields. Her previous position was General Manager of Product Consulting Service Department, responsible for Factoring and Supply Chain Finance IT solution, FinTech platform applications, training and consultant services for banks and financial institutions. She is in charge of International Factoring Business now, which includes Export Factoring, Import Factoring, and Offshore Factoring services. VTeam Group actively responds to “One Belt and Road” policy and is committed to the promotion of “One Belt and Road” Initiative and International Factoring in addition, they organize “One Belt and Road” International Factoring events in China. Joyce Yang is one of the key members and actively works on international factoring for these “One Belt and Road” countries.

Sangiita Yoong
Lead Analyst, East & Partners

Sangiita Yoong is an analyst at East and Partners Asia, a business banking research and advisory firm. She is responsible for delivering in-depth demand side analysis on the Asian markets to support clients in institutional innovation and decision making. Prior to joining East and Partners Asia, Sangiita was a researcher at Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, National University of Singapore. Sangiita holds a Bachelor of Social Sciences in actuarial studies and economics from the Australian National University and National University of Singapore.

Terence Young
Managing Director, DBS

Terence is responsible for the origination and relationship management for US, Europe and UK Multi-National Corporates, having established the segment across the DBS Group 5 years ago. He has coverage and execution experience across all core Asian geographic markets of DBS from Great China, South East Asia, from Korea to India. He has been a DBS banker for over 18 years, undertaking corporate finance and M&A advisory, Asian debt & equity capital market fund raising, and having led the underwriting of clients’ landmark financings from the bank market. Terence has been advising client’s on scaling their businesses regionally, and optimizing working capital, leveraging supply chain and open account solutions. He is closely associated with DBS’ digital agenda, having more than a decade of experience in the bank’s Telecoms Media & Technology (TMT) segment. Today, we are actively helping client’s digital transformation, applying capabilities developed from DBS’ lead role in payments innovation, treasury operations efficiency and supply chain digitalization. Terence holds Bachelor degrees in Commerce and in Laws from University of Melbourne, Australia.

Peter Zaman
Partner, Reed Smith

Peter is a transactional lawyer who practices in commodity derivatives, derivatives and structured products and carbon finance, and is recognised as a market leader in climate change, carbon trading and finance. His carbon specialization extends to all aspects of carbon finance, green bonds, emissions trading and sustainable commodity funds. He is an established authority on legal issues relating to emissions trading and has been involved in the area since the inception of the EU Emissions Trading Scheme in 2005. Peter advises on all aspects of over-the-counter, exchange-traded and structured energy derivatives and commodities, including collateral structures in commodity transactions and standby letters of credit. Peter’s commodity product suite includes LNG, base metals, gas, electricity and coal. Peter’s financial derivatives and structured products experience arises from his involvement in advising lenders, borrowers, issuers and arrangers in the context of the derivative aspects of project finance, real estate finance and capital markets products. He has been an active participant at ISDA and also advises on GMRAs, GMLSAs, prime brokerage arrangements and other structured derivative products.


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