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BCR’s 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.

“It is really exciting to see the pace of change that SCF is witnessing because of technology in recent times. The democratisation of technology because of the numerous initiatives by Fintechs and leading banks is allowing for interesting use cases. If you are interested in finding out the latest technological trends in SCF, head over to the Supply Chain Finance Summit in Singapore” Raja Debnath, Global Senior SME Advisory Specialist, IFC

Speakers include:

Sriram Srinivasan, Regional Head, ASEAN, Tata Chemicals International

Sarat Mohanty, Head, Global Trade Implementation, Transaction Banking, Standard Chartered Bank

Sophie Zhong Fei, Chairperson, SEA Regional Committee, ITFA, General Manager, Head of BOC Forfaiting Unit (Singapore) & Global Trade Services, Bank of China Ltd, Singapore Branch

Xing Xian Ang, Co-Founder, Capital Bay

 Qamar Saleem, Advisory Manager, Asia & Pacific & Global SCF Lead, IFC

ZiXuan New, Treasury Manager, Rio Tinto

Krishna Prasad, General Manager, Finance, Agrocorp

Gain insight into: • The evolution of the Supply Chain Finance market globally and in Asia • Closing the funding gap for SMEs in the region • The evolution of Fintechs and traditional lenders • Emerging markets development: India, China, other APAC countries • Navigating through the regulatory and compliant environment and mitigating risk • The corporate treasurer’s perspective on SCF • Innovation around blockchain, AI and other emerging technologies

Xing Xian Ang Xing Xian Ang
CEO and Co-Founder, CapitalBay
Ang is the CEO and Co-Founder of CapitalBay, the first and only licensed Multi-Bank Supply Chain Finance platform based in Malaysia. Ang started his career with MarketInvoice, the largest invoice trading platform in Europe, during MarketInvoice’s early days as a start-up. Prior to founding CapitalBay, Ang also served in Accenture strategy consulting, Credit Suisse investment banking and private equity, where he implemented technology strategies for fintech and financial institutions. Ang holds an MSc in Computational Finance from Oxford University
Girdhar Bagri Girdhar Bagri
Head – Supply Chain Finance, Product and Corporate Relations, IndusInd Bank Ltd
Girdhar provides leadership, oversight, and guidance to SCF teams, including supplier/vendor, dealer/channel finance, factoring / AOR and any other business in the SCF landscape. In addition he also spearheads the implementation of digital strategy for SCF. He has actively worked with Fintechs and other alliances to further propel business in SCF. Girdhar also has extensive experience in Priority Sector lending and has worked at Axis Bank Ltd and ICICI Bank Ltd. Girdhar has been instrumental in structuring innovative solutions to meet requirements of corporates from diversified sectors including FMCG, engineering, white goods, metals, textiles, agriculture, retail, auto and related ancillaries, and e-commerce. He brings with him expertise in structuring unique solutions and adapting to the ever-changing business and technological environment.
Alex Capri Alex Capri
Visiting Senior Fellow, National University of Singapore Business School
Alex has over 20 years of experience in global value chains, logistics and international trade, both as an academic and a professional consultant. From 2007-2012, he was the partner and regional leader of KPMG’s international trade and customs practice in Asia Pacific. He has advised clients on cross‐border projects in more than 40 countries and he has worked in some of the most challenging regulatory environments in the world. He is known for his expertise in digital leadership and innovation regarding cross-border business networks and good governance. He has worked extensively in emerging economies on projects involving micro and small and medium enterprises (MSMEs), particularly with the aim of developing and enabling entrepreneurs in local export markets (both products and services). Alex has assisted MSMEs develop mobile financial strategies, peer‐to‐peer lending scenarios, AI and e‐commerce strategies. His work with MSMEs includes: Skills building re: digital platforms, e‐logistics and digital collaborative networks Assisting MSMEs with Free Trade Agreements (FTAs) and cross‐border trade. Alex has been a panellist and workshop leader for the World Economic Forum, on the topic of inclusive capitalism in emerging economies. Alex writes a column in Forbes magazine and the Nikkei Asian Review and is a frequent guest on global television and radio networks, including BBC International, CNBC, Bloomberg and Channel News Asia. He holds a M.Sc. from the London School of Economics, in International Political Economy. He holds a B.Sc. in International Relations, from the University of Southern California.
Ginnie Chin Ginnie Chin
CEO, Culum Capital
Ginnie has more than 15 years of experience in Trade and Supply Chain Finance. Her previous roles include Vice President Global Transaction Services for ABN Amro, Head of Supply Chain Finance North China for Standard Chartered Bank China, Director of Transaction Banking for Standard Chartered Bank Singapore and Vice President Global Trade and Supply Chain Finance for HSBC. She was also the Business Development Director of a trade finance fund prior to co-founding Culum Capital.
Gunnar Collins Gunnar Collins
Client Executive, Enigio
Gunnar is a senior operations professional with more than 30 years’ experience in the financial sector in different organisations, geographies and cultural settings. Gunnar has worked in banks in Europe and the Middle East with a special focus on trade finance and operations.
Kevin Day Kevin Day
CEO, HPD Lendscape
HPD Lendscape’s CEO, Kevin Day, is committed to make the company the technology partner of choice for banks and independent funders operating in the invoice finance, factoring, supply chain finance and asset finance markets. He began his career more than 25 years ago as a software developer at HPD, holding positions as a business analyst, product manager, product director, board member and COO. Kevin’s has deep knowledge of the complex nature of secured lending products and the dynamics of an ever-changing market, where digitalisation, open architectures and cloud computing drive new technology innovation. HPD Lendscape has a programme of continuous R&D and investment, working closely with its growing client-base to ensure its products deliver simplified SME finance solutions. This focus on investment has enabled significant company growth with the company employing a global team of 150.
Raja Debnath Raja Debnath
Managing Partner, Cogence Labs
Raja Debnath is a Growth Hacker in MSME and Retail Banking and has advised over 40 financial institutions and Fintechs globally in the areas of digital transformation, supply chain finance, data analytics and non-financial services. He is the Managing Partner at Cogence Labs - a full service management consulting firm exclusively focused on SME banking. Prior to this he was the lead SCF and SME Banking Advisory Specialist for Asia at International Finance Corporation after having advised banks extensively across the Middle East, and Eastern Europe. He joined IFC from EY where he was the MSME and consumer banking specialist in India. Prior to that, he had setup the unsecured MSME lending business at Kotak Mahindra Bank. He is a Marshall Goldsmith certified performance coach, and an investor and mentor to multiple Fintechs. He has an MBA from the Said School of Business at Oxford University focusing on strategy and finance and another MBA from JBIMS, Mumbai focusing on marketing.
Jolyon Elwood-Russell
Partner, Financial Markets, Simmons & Simmons
Jolyon is a Partner at Simmons & Simmons based in Hong Kong and a finance lawyer with a wide variety of experience in banking and finance transactions and in particular is a specialist in Trade, Receivables and Commodity Finance. He works on products such as trade receivables, trade finance, asset backed and supply chain finance across Asia covering a diverse portfolio of underlying soft and hard commodities across the supply chain. Most recently he has also been recognised as a leading adviser in Trade Based Money Laundering (TBML), and Fintech for Trade Finance (Tradetech). Jolyon is author of Structures & Solutions in Trade Finance which is a guide to over 90 different Trade Finance techniques and products. Simmons & Simmons was named Best Trade Finance Law Firm in Asia Pacific by Global Trade Review.
Kai Fehr Kai Fehr
Global Head International Trade Services Commercial Capital Group, Wells Fargo & Company
Kai Fehr is a senior vice president and the global head of International Trade Services, part of Wells Fargo’s Commercial Capital Group. Based in Singapore, Kai is responsible for developing and executing the global sales strategy for traditional trade products across the Wholesale Banking Group platform, and managing a global senior management team to ensure that product, sales, credit, distribution, and alliance services meet sales and customer service objectives. Kai joined Wells Fargo from Barclays Bank in Singapore, where he was the managing director and head of Trade & Working Capital for Asia Pacific, leading trade sales, trade product, and trade asset distribution. Before Barclays, he was with UniCredit’s Markets and Investment Bank in Singapore, where he had various roles leading a distressed debt special situation fund in the Philippines, and was also responsible for structured trade facilities and commodity finance for Asian clients. In June 2018, Kai was appointed as co-chair of the Bankers Association for Finance and Trade (BAFT) Asia Council, and is a member of the BAFT Board of Directors. He has also been the chair of the Banking Environment Initiative (BEI) Sustainable Shipment Working Group that aims to achieve zero net deforestation through innovation in the trade finance supply chain. Kai is the Chair of Wells Fargo’s Sustainability Committee in APAC. Kai was born in Germany and has a bachelor’s degree in economics from the University of Bayreuth, and a master’s degree in law from the University of Munich (LMU).
Magellan Fetalino
Founder & CEO, Acudeen Technologies
Mr. Mario Jordan "Magellan" Fetalino III is the Founder and CEO of Acudeen Technologies, Inc., an online peer to peer marketplace for receivable discounting in the Philippines, winner of Seedstars Global 2017 & Founder Institute's Best Global Fintech 2017, and regarded by IDC as one of the Top 10 fastest growing fintechs in the Philippines.
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.
Aiyappan Ganesan Aiyappan Ganesan
Director - Head, Application Services, CIMB
Aiyappan Ganesan is a technology leader with over 17 years of experience in the banking industry across Australia, New Zealand and the Asia Pacific region. He is the country head of IT Applications at CIMB Bank Singapore, responsible for transformation programmes and Application Services supporting consumer, wholesale, commercial, corporate, Islamic and Private Banking businesses. Prior to that, over a period of about 15 years at ANZ Bank, he led several technology delivery portfolios and programmes across transaction banking, retail banking and enterprise technologies. He has also been an integral part of Citibank's Technology Infrastructure division building a data centre for the Asia Pacific and EMEA regions. Having worked with different businesses and customer segments across multiple geographies, Aiyappan continues to enjoy delivering business value through technology transformation and innovation.
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).
Rohit Goyal Rohit Goyal
Director, LiquidX
Rohit has over a decade of experience in portfolio management roles in corporate private credit and structured credit within the asset management space in Asia. Rohit holds a CFA Charter together with a Masters in Business Administration from Singapore Management University anda Masters in Finance from IE Business School in Spain. LiquidX is the global network for illiquid assets, providing a one-stop-shop for trade finance, working capital and insurance. Their leading technology solution facilitates transactions across receivables finance, supply chain finance, trade credit insurance and other illiquid assets. The LiquidX network is underpinned by a market-leading legal framework and streamlined operational infrastructure which enables corporates and financial institutions to transact smarter, faster, and cheaper.
Taiju Hashimoto Taiju Hashimoto
Vice President Japanese Corporate Regional Sales Transaction Banking Office for Asia, MUFG Bank
Mr. Taiju Hashimoto has over 16 years of experience supporting the transaction banking needs of multinational clients in Southeast Asia and Japan. In his current capacity, he is responsible for MUFG’s Japanese corporate portfolio in the Asia Pacific region. Mr Hashimoto is based in Singapore. Prior to joining MUFG, Mr. Hashimoto spent over 5 years with Royal Bank of Scotland in Japan and was an Associate Director in Global Transaction Banking Sales and with an American bank as a Manager. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Accounting from a university in the USA and a university in Japan.
Christian Hausherr
Product Manager, Supply Chain Finance EMEA, Deutsche Bank
Christian Hausherr is the European Product Head of Supply Chain Finance for Deutsche Bank’s oayables finance solution, bringing to the role over 20 years of experience in banking, in-house consulting and product management for cash management and supply chain finance. Christian has spent his career within Deutsche Bank in various divisions and regions, mostly spanning Europe and the transaction banking business. He holds a diploma in business administration from the University of Bayreuth and has worked in Germany, The Netherlands, Great Britain, Spain, the US, as well as in India and Uganda on corporate social responsibility assignments in the financial and educational sector. Christian contributed to the standard definitions for techniques of supply chain finance and authored the open account section of the Wolfsberg Trade Finance Principles. He also acts as the chair of the Global Supply Chain Finance Forum (http://supplychainfinanceforum.org/) and as a technical advisor for the supply chain finance section of the ICC Trade Register.
Mahendra Kasula Mahendra Kasula
Principal Director, Corporate Banking & Innovation Lead, ASEAN, Accenture Singapore
Mahendra is the Practice Lead for Corporate Banking and Innovation for Financial Services Consulting in APAC for Accenture Ltd. He leads several digital initiatives and emerging technology projects such as Blockchain and open banking for key clients in APAC, and is a thought leader in banking practice innovation Prior to Accenture, Mahendra was with KPMG in Singapore and he was the regional solution architect for wholesale banking for Bank of America in Singapore. He has worked and contributed notably on several innovation related initiatives, some of which are 'TradeTrust', Project 'Ubin' and NTP of Singapore Customs. In his professional career spanning 20 years, he has been a banker, management consultant, project manager and solution architect for several Fortune 100 and regional banks across the US, EMEA, India, China and ASEAN.
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.
Dimitri Kouchnirenko Dimitri Kouchnirenko
Co-Founder, Incomlend
Dimitri Kouchnirenko is the co-Founder of Incomlend, a global invoice finance marketplace that he created with his partner Morgan Terigi in 2016. Graduated from Top French HEC Business school and Columbia Business School, Dimitri has a 19 years’ professional experience with large global corporations, among which 10 years in Transaction banking for BNP Paribas. Dimitri has worked in multiple countries such as France, Russia, Ukraine, Hong Kong and Singapore, while covering industries such as FMCG, Energy and Commodity trading. Throughout his executive career, Dimitri has successfully introduced new brands to the market and created new business franchises that had later on transformed into multi-million dollar businesses.
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.
Pawel Kuznicki Pawel Kuznicki
Founder and CEO, Capital Match
Pawel Kuznicki is a Founder and CEO of Capital Match, a leading invoice financing platform in Southeast Asia. Capital Match recently merged with SESAMi, the largest e-procurement solutions provider in Singapore, to form a fully integrated supply chain finance platform. Before Capital Match, he worked at Rocket Internet, building Zalora and Lazada in Southeast Asia. He started his career at McKinsey & Company and graduated from the University of St. Andrews.
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.
Varun Mittal Varun Mittal
Global Emerging Markets & ASEAN FinTech Leader, EY
Varun Mittal is the ASEAN Fintech Lead at EY covering emerging technology and business models in financial services across the region. Previously Varun was the first marketing and sales employee at helloPay (acquired by ANT Financial, Alibaba Group), led payments for Samsung in ASEAN and developed regional mobile payment solutions at Singtel Group. Prior his work in payments, Varun worked at Microsoft and Gemalto. He holds an MBA from the National University of Singapore. He is also part of founding team of Singapore Fintech Association, working closely with startups, educational institutions, investors and regulators across ASEAN.
Sarat Mohanty Sarat Mohanty
Head of Global Supply Chain Finance Client Implementation, Transaction Banking, Standard Chartered Bank
Sarat is the Head of Global Supply Chain Finance Client Implementation, Transaction Banking based in Singapore where he is responsible for global client delivery for all supply chain finance product propositions. Sarat joined Standard Chartered Bank in August 2006. He has held several senior positions within transaction banking in Singapore, Dubai and Hong Kong. Prior to joining the bank, Sarat held senior global IT supply chain management role in the fashion, retail and FMCG industries. Having worked in Asia Pacific, Europe, Middle East, Sarat has extensive global experience in delivering digital enabled services in the areas of working capital management and supply chain management. Sarat is a PMP certified Project Manager and Six Sigma Supply Chain process expert. Sarat holds a MBA degree from University Of Strathclyde, Glasgow, UK and first degree in finance.
John Moncavage John Moncavage
Credit and Political Risk Specialist
John Moncavage is a credit and political risk specialist, with over 23 years of experience in global trade, corporate lending and project finance. He has worked for Bank of Montreal, ACE, HCC, Willis, Ironshore and Miller Insurance in various roles and has expertise as a banker, underwriter, reinsurer and broker. He has worked with clients worldwide in structuring, developing and executing insurance placements across the metals and mining, financial, transportation, agriculture, energy, and infrastructure sectors.
George Nast George Nast
Board Member, CCRManager
George is an accomplished senior banking executive with 25 years experience across the Americas, Asia, Africa and the Middle East. He currently is a board member and advisor at CCRManager and is active at several Fintech start-ups in advisory, board and business development roles. At Standard Chartered Bank, he led global sales and products for a $3bn plus revenue transaction banking business covering cash and payments, trade and securities services. At McKinsey & Company, he was a financial services practitioner serving leading multi-national, domestic and government clients in the Americas and Asia.
Zixuan New Zixuan New
Treasury Manager, Rio Tinto
Zixuan New is a Treasury Manager from Commercial Treasury at Rio Tinto, with a focus on short term liquidity and working capital. She joined Rio in late 2017 and has since spent her time partnering procurement to roll out dynamic discounting, improving global cash forecasting and most recently setting up a RMB cash management solution for the Rio Tinto Group.
Tuyen Nguyen tuyen Nguyen
Senior Investment Officer, IFC
Tuyen D. Nguyen is IFC Asia Regional Lead for Manufacturing Advisory, based in Hanoi, Vietnam. Previously, he was the IFC Resident Representative for Mongolia and Head of Office for Ho Chi Minh City where he led investments for IFC’s Manufacturing, Agribusiness and Services (MAS) department in the Mekong (Cambodia, Lao PDR, Thailand and Vietnam). Prior to IFC, Tuyen worked in the private sector unit of the Asian Development Bank (ADB), based in Manila, Philippines covering investments in financial institutions throughout Asia. He holds a BA from Yale, and an MBA-MA from the Wharton-SAIS programme.
Christian Pedersen
Head of Finance & Risk Management and Public Policy, Asia-Pacific, Oliver Wyman
Christian joined Oliver Wyman in London in 1999 and since 2012, he has been based in Singapore, He is currently the Regional Head of the Finance and Risk Management Practice and the Public Policy Practices in the Asia-Pacific Region. He serves on the Global Leadership Council, the global Financial Services Management Committee and the Asia-Pacific Regional Management Team.
Anand Periwal Anand Periwal
Head of Partnerships, Validus Capital
Anand is Head of Partnerships at Validus, Singapore’s largest SME financing platform. He brings over 13 years’ experience in growth and transformation advisory in the banking sector across Asia, Europe and the Middle East, where he held key roles with large banks and management consultancy firms. At Validus, Anand is responsible for driving strategic partnerships to accelerate growth for Validus and its customers. Anand works with external partners in the region, ranging from tech companies to large corporates and financial institutions, to identify collaboration opportunities, drive innovation and unlock shared business value. Prior to joining Validus, Anand was with ANZ Banking Group and drove business build outs and technology transformation in governance, risk management and credit redesign initiatives, where he led the bank’s entry and implementation strategy into India, Thailand and Myanmar. He also managed the Indian Global Markets Sales business in his role. Anand has also worked in management consulting and trading roles at Ernst & Young, Cedar Management Consulting and Futures First Info Services. Anand holds a Masters in Business Administration from SP Jain Institute of Management & Research, and has a Bachelors of Commerce from St. Xavier’s College, Kolkalta (Calcutta University).
Krishna Prasad Krishna Prasad
General Manager, Finance, Agrocorp
Krishna Prasad has been with Agrocorp for over 20 years and heads the trade finance team. Prior to joining Agrocorp in 1997, Krishna worked with Singer India Limited, the Indian arm of the US MNC in their Internal Audit Division. He has extensive experience in international commodity trade finance and manages relationships leading trade finance institutions in Singapore.
Jeremy Prepscius Jeremy Prepscius
Vice-President, Asia Pacific, BSR
Jeremy Prepscius is in charge of serving and expanding BSR’s member base in Asia and integrating the work there into their global approach. BSR’s global thought leadership, informed through field work and local implementations, enables them to work with member companies to create innovative sustainable solutions and globalise the sustainability dialogue. Jeremy has extensive experience in supply chain management, business integration, external communications, government relations and compliance operations. Prior to joining BSR in 2006, he spent more than 10 years on equipment sourcing, footwear production and corporate responsibility for Nike, Inc. He also worked in China for five years as the North Asia Regional Compliance Director, covering sustainability issues in Cambodia, Vietnam, China, Hong Kong, Macau, Japan, Korea, Taiwan, and the Philippines. Jeremy holds an M.S. in Economic Development from the Patterson School of Diplomacy, and an M.S. in International Commerce from the University of Kentucky.
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.
Henry Roxas Henry Roxas
Head of Trade Finance, R3
Henry Roxas is Head of Trade Finance at R3, responsible for business development, partnerships and strategy for trade finance globally.
Qamar Saleem
Advisory Manager, Asia & Pacific & Global SCF lead, IFC
Qamar Saleem is Global Lead SME Banking Practice at IFC, World Bank Group. In this role, Qamar heads SME Banking Advisory Services business supporting IFC’s financial institutions globally in building and scaling up their SME Banking and Supply Chain Finance businesses. Prior to joining IFC, Qamar was associated with reputed international organizations like HSBC, Standard Chartered Bank, Deutsche Bank as well as large regional banks while serving in several emerging markets. Qamar has 25 years of diverse commercial banking and business transformation consulting experience. He is a recognized SME Banking and Supply Chain Finance expert and has played leadership roles in driving up SME businesses for various banks in Latin America, Middle East, North Africa, Eastern Europe, Africa, and Asia. Qamar is also steering global innovations in the areas of domestic supply chain finance, very small enterprise finance, non-financial services, banking on women, and Islamic SME banking. He has also been a featured speaker, thought leader and trainer at numerous SME knowledge sharing forums across the world and has steered partnerships with various private and public-sector entities in helping augment support mechanism for increasing financial inclusion of the small and medium enterprises. Qamar holds a Master degree in Business Administration and carries several certifications in the areas of Strategy, Corporate Leadership, Supply Chain Finance, Credit, Risk, Trade, Treasury, Sales, Transaction Banking and Product Management.
Manoj Saxena Manoj Saxena
CIO, Ingram Micro Asia Pac, Chairman, RosettaNet Singapore
Manoj is a senior IT executive with over 20 years’ experience in leading multidisciplinary teams to deliver innovative technological solutions that align with global strategies and roadmaps across diverse world-class organisations throughout Asia Pacific and Middle Eastern regions. He has led best practice supply chain finance solutions for cash management with banks, payment gateways, credit management, channel financing, AP, AR, profitability, Know Your Customer (KYC) and risk management.
Ken So Ken So
Founder and CEO, Flowcast
Ken is the Founder & CEO of Flowcast, a Silicon-Valley based fintech startup that provides AI solution for financial institutions to power smarter credit decisions. Prior to founding Flowcast, Ken has over 19 years of experience in business development, M&A, and engineering. He closed over $4B in M&A deals and strategic partnerships as a corp development executive at companies including Qualcomm, Ericsson, and Citi. He started his career as an engineer and became one of the inventors of the world's first 3D non-volatile memory chip. Ken holds over 13 patents. He received his MBA from UC Berkeley, Masters in Electrical Engineering from University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, and BS in Electrical Engineering from the University of Waterloo.
Sriram Srinivasan
Regional Head, ASEAN, Tata Chemicals International
Sriram has more than 29 years of in-depth experience in various areas including operations, finance, M&As and strategy. He has been working with various companies / JVs in the Tata Group in India and Singapore for more than 24 years and is currently the Regional Head - ASEAN of Tata Chemicals in Singapore.  Before this, he was the Chief Operating Officer of JOil (S) Pte Ltd., a Singapore-based joint venture of Temasek, Tata and others. Sriram has played an important role in setting up international operations, and in many cross-border M&A transactions.  He has also participated and spoken in various international forums. Sriram has an MBA degree from India, and is currently based in Singapore.
Ashwin Sunderkumar Ashwin Sunderkumar
Vice President, Global Transaction Services, DBS Bank Singapore
Ashwin Sunderkumar leads the Product Management function for Receivables Financing Solutions (Open Account Trade) at DBS Bank. In this role, he is responsible for leading the overall business performance, strategy and product innovation across the bank’s suite of receivables solutions which include Accounts Receivable Purchase (ARP), Oil Payment Financing / Guarantees (OPG/OPF) and the Buyer Finance programme. Prior to joining DBS in March 2018, Ashwin spent 11 years with Standard Chartered and HSBC and has held various local and regional roles in Sales, Product Management and Business Planning in India and the Middle East. Ashwin holds a Post Graduate Programme in Management (PGPM) from the Great Lakes Institute of Management, India and a Masters in Telecommunications from the University of Pittsburgh, USA.
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.
Chetan Talwar Chetan Talwar
Executive Director, Trade Advisory and Solution Delivery Head, APAC, J.P. Morgan
Chetan Talwar is an executive director and the Regional Head of Trade Advisory and Solutions Delivery, Asia-Pacific for J.P. Morgan’s Global Trade business. Based in Singapore, Chetan and his team are responsible for structuring and implementing complex trade and supply chain solutions for corporate clients across the region. Chetan joined J.P. Morgan in October 2010. He has more than 23 years’ experience in transaction banking having worked with Standard Chartered Bank across Singapore, India and Hong Kong in various functions such as trade and supply chain sales and product management. Before joining Standard Chartered, Chetan was with HSBC India, where he was responsible for sales of trade and precious metal products. He began his career with American Express Bank, Mumbai, India in trade operations. An engineering graduate from the Delhi University in India, Chetan also holds a management degree, specialising in finance from the Mumbai University in India.
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 chain, 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.

Louise Taylor-Digby Louise Taylor-Digby
Head of Trade Markets, APAC, SWIFT
Louise Taylor-Digby joined SWIFT’s Singapore office in 2019 as Head of Trade Markets in Asia Pacific. In this role, she partners with the Financial Services industry to reshape the trade finance landscape and deliver next-generation trade finance solutions. Louise has over 15 years experience in financial services. She joined SWIFT from Barclays Bank where she was Head of The Financial Institutions Group (FIG), Asia Pacific. Therein she was responsible for strategy, including business development and risk and control; delivering transactional banking solutions to the largest Financial Institutions across Asia Pacific. Louise was also a member of the Global FIG Leadership committee, and the Asia Pacific Risk and Control Board. Prior to moving to Asia, she held a number of positions at Barclays Bank London, including Head of Global Client Solutions wherein she informed senior management, to C-suite, on innovation arising from structural and regulatory reform. Notably consulting on the ramifications of Basel III for transactional banking, Louise has also held relationship director roles driving partnerships with banks and broker dealers across Europe and North America.
Choo Waie Yee Choo Waie Yee
Deputy Director, Networked Trade Platform Office, Singapore Customs
Wai Yee joined the Networked Trade Platform Office (NTP) in 2017, and drives the commercial and engagement strategies and programmes for the NTP. Wai Yee has experience starting new teams and structures, in data analytics, socio-economic policy and industry engagement in various roles in the Prime Minister’s Office, Ministry of Trade and Industry, and the Ministry of Manpower. Prior to joining the public sector, Wai Yee worked in shipping with a focus on the emerging markets of South Asia, African, Central and South America.
Jean Woo Jean Woo
Partner, Ashurst
Jean is a partner in Ashurst's banking and finance practice.
Victor Yankovsky Victor Yankovsky
Managing Director, Structured Trade Finance, Stenn International
Victor Yankovsky is a Managing Director of Stenn International, a global fund house focused on structured trade finance and supply chain finance. Victor has specialised in strategic development in APAC for almost a decade and is a seasoned expert with a record of international management since 2002. He is a keynote speaker and a thought leader in the region who regularly speaks at specialised trade events such as GTR, ICC, Retail Asia and the Russia Asia Business Forum. Victor also is a guest lecturer at the MBA programme at Stamford Business School in Thailand.
Tat yeen Yap Tat-Yeen Yap
Head of Product Management Asia, Trade Services and Finance, Société Générale
Currently serving in Société Générale as Head of Product Management Asia for Trade Services and Finance, since 2015. In this role, I lead a team of product managers in Asia to develop capabilities and capacity to do business in the documentary trade, open account and digital space. Previously served as the Head of Trade Services, Singapore, from 2008 – 2015, responsible for corporate trade business and correspondent banking, with additional role as relationship manager for cash clearing services. Am a member of the ICC Banking Commission’s taskforce on digitalization of trade finance, and was a drafting group member of the newly approved ICC rules eUCP Version 2.0 for documentary credits and eURC Version 1.0 for documentary collections. Prior to Société Générale, had worked for Public Bank Berhad, ABN AMRO and Citibank in various roles.

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