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Andrew Barman
Andrew Barman
The Network Forum
MD
With a long background (25+ years) in market research of the global securities industry, Andrew launched The Network Forum in January 2017 together with his business partner Ed Jones. Unique to the the custody and post-trade industry, The Network Forum aspires to be the undisputed global community for market participants. Andrew's strengths are in Product and Business Development, Negotiation, Sales and Customer Relationship Management (CRM).

Nicholas Bone
Nicholas Bone
EquiChain
CEO
Nicholas Bone founded EquiChain in 2016 and currently serves as the Chief Executive Officer. He has over 20 years’ global banking expertise spanning operations, product development, network management, sales and relationship management, with a specialism in emerging markets.

Bone is known as a thought-leader and strategic thinker on Distributed Ledger Technology (DLT), capital markets and securities services, having gained broad experience across transaction, investment and central banking.

He has previously served at the Bank of England, Deutsche Bank, BNY Mellon and most recently at Standard Chartered as an executive director. Bone was a member of the ISSA working group on DLT and a judge on SWIFT’s Innotribe 2016 DLT Challenge

EquiChain recently won the “FinTech Innovation of the Year” at the Global Investor 2017 Awards



Stanley Chan
Stanley Chan
HKMA
Division Head of Payment Systems Operation Division
Stanley Chan, Division Head of Payment Systems Operation Division of the Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA), is responsible for the development and operations of the trade repositories, and payment and securities settlement systems.

Bernie Chew
Bernie Chew
Northern Trust
Network Manager
Bernie Chew, joined Northern Trust in February 2007, managing a team of professionals as the Head of the
Sub-Custodian Network Management for the Asia Pacific region. He has responsibility for the management
of the due diligence, monitoring and relationships of the sub-custody and cash providers in the region.

He acted as the 2012/2013 Chairperson of the Association of Global Custodian’s ("AGC") Asia Committee in
Singapore, working with a team from member banks to assist with the review & analysis of Asia Pacific
issues and developments; and providing updates to the AGC.

Goran Fors
Goran Fors
Association of Global Custodians
Chair
Goran has been also a SWIFT Director since 2009. Chairman of the SWIFT Securities Committee of the Board. Joined SEB in 1997. Previous functions include Head of Custody Services and Securities Operations at Swedbank and Gotabank. Serves as a Chairman of Euroclear Sweden Market Advisory Committee,T2S National User Group Sweden, and the Swedish SWIFT National Member Group. Member of VPS Advisory Board.

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Danny Fu
Bank of America Merrill Lynch
Senior Vice President

Ana Giraldo
Ana Giraldo
Thomas Murray Data Services
Director – Americas & Eurasia
Ana Giraldo joined Thomas Murray in 2002 and is Director and Head of Risk Products in the Capital Markets Infrastructure team. Ana is responsible for the ongoing development of TM’s risk products and methodologies across the Capital Markets business, as well as leading a number of public ratings and consultancy projects. Ana is a specialist in the Latin American and Eurasian securities markets including trading, clearing and settlement practices. Her role includes maintaining relationships with regulators, clearing houses, central securities depositories, custodian banks and other market players in the different markets of these two regions. Ana is also the vice-chairman of Thomas Murray’s Risk Committee. Ana joined Thomas Murray after she completed her Masters degree in Banking and International Finance in the City University in London. Ana previously worked at Fitch and the Colombia Stock Exchange based in Bogota, Colombia.

Brian Godins
Brian Godins
HSBC
Head of HSBC Securities, Asia Pacific
Brian joined HSBC on 17thSeptember 2007 and during this time has run Global Fixed Income change, European Fixed Income and Equity Securities Operations, Global Equities Securities and Global Equities Operations covering cash equities, prime finance, equity derivatives, asset services and tax. In January 2016, Brian moved in to the HSBC Securities Services (HSS) Organisation to run the BOSS Operations proposition, providing post trade securities services to its internal Markets partners and the external broker dealer community. Prior to joining HSBC, Brian worked at Morgan Stanley for 13 years, working in predominantly Run the Bank and Change roles in Operations across all asset classes, as well as time in Technology.

Gaetan Gosset
Gaetan Gosset
Euroclear
Head of Network Management - Asia and Middle East
Based in Hong Kong, Gaetan Gosset heads Euroclear Bank’s Network Management for Asia-Pacific and the Middle East having management accountability for the Euroclear network of agent providers and links in the region. Mr. Gosset is also part of the Euroclear Bank’s Asia management team.

In his previous role as Head of Product Management for the Asia-Pacific region, Mr. Gosset’s responsibilities covered the services offered by the international Central Securities Depository, including settlement and custody of fixed-income and equity securities, collateral management and investment fund processing.

Mike Guy
Mike Guy
J.P. Morgan
Managing Director
Mike leads the APAC Markets & Infrastructure Management team for J.P.Morgan and is based in Hong Kong. Mike and his team are responsible for the sourcing of securities and cash related services for all lines of business operating in J.P. Morgan’s Corporate and Investment Bank as well as ensuring oversight of the financial market infrastructures where J.P. Morgan is a direct participant. The role encompasses the procurement, ongoing management and due diligence of the service providers, risk analysis and mitigation, market advocacy with senior level market participants such as central depositories and regulators and supporting our target clients with market intelligence and onsite reviews.

Margaret Harwood-Jones
Margaret Harwood-Jones
Standard Chartered Bank
Global Head of Securities Services
Margaret is responsible for the strategic leadership of the Securities Services business globally, managing all the business unit functions including Operations, Technology, Client Management, Business Development and Product Management. She also leads the business agenda with Financial Institution clients on a worldwide basis, across cash management, securities services and trade finance.

Arthur  Hayes
Arthur Hayes
BITMEX
CEO
Arthur Hayes obtained his BA in Economics at the Wharton School of
Business at the University of Pennsylvania in 2008. Subsequently he
moved to Hong Kong where worked as an equity derivatives trader for
Deutsche Bank and Citigroup for 5 years. Arthur was the head ETF market
maker at both firms. In January 2014, BitMEX - Bitcoin Mercantile
Exchange was formed. BitMEX is trading platform that gives retail
investors access to the global financial markets using Bitcoin, the
Blockchain, and financial derivatives. BitMEX through the use of Bitcoin
as collateral, allows anyone anywhere to trade any type of financial asset.


Akiko Horie
Akiko Horie
ACCENTURE
Capital Markets Lead
Akiko Horie is managing director at Accenture and leads the company´s Capital Markets practice in Asia Pacific.

She is focused on business transformation with deep experience in areas like business and IT strategy, cost reduction, IT transformation, emerging technologies, and post-merger integration.

Horie-san joined Accenture 24 years ago and has led numerous business consulting and systems integration engagements with major Japanese financial companies in the banking, investment banking and wealth management space during her career.

A resident of Tokyo, she also leads Accenture’s Inclusion & Diversity and Women’s Initiatives in Japan.


Paul Jackson
Paul Jackson
Kroll
MD
Paul Jackson is Asia-Pacific Leader for Kroll’s Cyber Security and Investigations Practice, based in the Hong Kong office. Over a career spanning more than 25 years of service in some of the region’s highest levels of law enforcement and corporate enterprise, Paul has earned a stellar record of achievement as a cyber security practitioner, strategist, and thought leader.

Paul was the APAC Head of Fraud and High Tech Investigations for JP Morgan Chase Bank. From 2012-2014, he relocated to New York where he served as the bank’s Global Head of High-Tech/Cyber Investigations. In this role, Paul managed a global team of cyber investigators and responders throughout the United States, Europe, and Asia, focused on addressing the pressing needs of managing the evolving threats faced by a global financial institution.

julien kasparian
julien kasparian
BNP Paribas
CEO Securities Services HK
During his 20 years at BNP Paribas Securities Services, Julien Kasparian has built a comprehensive track record in financial services, holding various management positions within clearing services, operations, product, and market infrastructure, as well as sales and relationship management.

Since September 2017, Julien has served as CEO of Hong Kong, bringing his entrepreneurial and solutions-driven approach to BNP Paribas Securities’ oldest location in the Asia Pacific region. His experience in the UK and France, especially in the areas of market infrastructure and regulatory developments, means he is perfectly positioned to lead the bank’s efforts in Hong Kong as the city continues to develop as a leading global financial centre.

Before becoming CEO of Hong Kong, Julien served as Head of Sales and Relationship Management for Banks and Brokers based in London, where he was also a member of the UK Executive Committee. Before joining BNP Paribas in 1997, he worked for the Central Bank of France as an account manager.

Alexandre Kech
Alexandre Kech
SWIFT
Head of Securities and FX Markets
Alexandre Kech is Head of Securities & FX Markets, APAC at SWIFT, responsible for SWIFT’s business development for the securities & FX customer segments in the Asia-Pacific region. He is also looking at FinTech engagement in the region with a particular focus on Blockchain/Distributed Ledger Technology for securities & FX.

Bernie Kennedy
Bernie Kennedy
HKEX
Senior Business Advisor, CIO Office
Bernie Kennedy has held a number of roles in market infrastructure organisations from inception to successful launch, including Head of Product at CLS Services, Chief Product Officer for ForexClear at LCH Clearnet, Head of Post Trade Services at the European MTF, Turquoise and latterly as part of the Executive Team that built and delivered the new EMIR compliant CCP, LME Clear for the London Metal Exchange.

As Senior Business Advisor to the Group CIO Office at HKEX, Bernie is actively engaged in the Post Trade Next Gen Programme, reshaping and designing the end to end post trade infrastructure to meet the increasing demands of HKEX participants and the global market place.


Lily Lim
Lily Lim
Credit Suisse
Network Manager
Lily joined Credit Suisse Global Network Management in August 2016. The team, based in Singapore, is responsible for the management of securities and cash agent bank relationships in the APAC region for the Credit Suisse Investment Bank and Private Bank entities. Prior to joining Credit Suisse, Lily held sales and relationship management roles with major global custodian banks.

Len Lipton
Len Lipton
GlobeTax
Managing Director
Len Lipton manages the firm’s sales and marketing activities for the Americas. His responsibilities encompass promotion of the company’s services to custodians and asset managers, including spearheading the firm’s business development activities to the hedge fund community. Len also participates in the firm’s product development efforts so that GlobeTax can continue to provide the highest levels of service to its clients in the rapidly changing global tax landscape.

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