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Abhishek Tyagi is a Vice President – Senior Analyst with Moody’s Project and Infrastructure Finance Group, based in Singapore. He covers companies in the port, airport and utility sectors in India and Southeast Asia.
Prior to joining Moody’s, Abhishek worked for eight years as an equity analyst with CLSA in Mumbai, covering Indian utilities and infrastructure companies. Previous positions also included an investment analyst at B&K Securities in Mumbai and a supply chain analyst with Tata Steel in Jamshedpur.
Abhishek holds an MBA from the Xavier Institute of Management, Bhubaneshwar and a Bachelor of Technology (Metallurgy and Material Science) from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Roorkee.
Ada Li is a Vice President - Senior Credit Officer with the Project & Infrastructure Finance Group, covering a portfolio of Chinese infrastructure companies across state-owned or privately-owned utilities, ports, railways, toll roads, and local government finance vehicles.
Before joining Moody’s, Ada worked as a Vice President at Deutsche Bank, where she oversaw Greater China corporates and financial institutions. Ada has also worked at Barclays Capital, where she covered Chinese financial institutions and commodity companies.
Ada holds a BBA in Accounting & Finance from The University of Hong Kong. She is also a CFA charterholder and a certified FRM holder.
Annalisa Di Chiara is a Senior Vice President in Moody’s Corporate Finance Group. Based in Hong Kong, Annalisa covers a portfolio of telecommunications, media and beverage companies throughout South and South East Asia. Annalisa is also a lead coordinator for Moody’s high-yield research and outreach initiatives for the Asia Pacific region.
Prior to joining Moody’s, Annalisa worked for UBS in credit related roles across debt capital markets and leveraged finance. She spent a significant portion of her career as a senior ratings advisor covering corporates across a variety of industries throughout the US, Asia and Europe. Annalisa has also worked for Credit Suisse and the Bank of New York as a Ratings Advisor and a Corporate Finance Banker. She has worked in Hong Kong for over 13 years.
Annalisa holds a double major from Brown University in Business Economics and English & American Literature.
Boris Kan is a Vice President–Senior Credit Officer with the Project & Infrastructure Finance Group. Based in Hong Kong, Boris covers a portfolio of Chinese utilities and infrastructure companies across a range of sectors.
Before joining Moody’s, Boris was the Head of Regional Utilities & Power Equipment (Asia-ex-Japan) with J.P. Morgan’s Equity Research team, where he spent more than 12 years covering a wide range of power and gas utilities companies in Greater China.
Boris has also worked as a Senior Associate for more than five years — first at PricewaterhouseCoppers and then at Deloitte & Touche Corporate Finance — providing assurance and M&A advisory services to corporate clients in Greater China.
Boris holds an MBA majoring in Finance from Simon Fraser University and is a member of the Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants.
Brian Cahill is Managing Director, Global Head ESG for Moody’s Investors Service. In his role, Brian leads Moody’s strategy for the incorporation of Environmental,Social and Governance factors - including climate risk - into credit ratings,analytics, research and outreach. He has responsibility for ensuring that Moody’s is at the forefront of meeting this growing market need from investors, issuers and other important stakeholders.Brian has more than 24 years of credit experience at Moody's and has coordinated the MIS ESG initiative since 2014 building a strong platform for analytics, research and outreach in respect of ESG.
Brian has held various senior analytical and management positions with Moody’s.He joined the company in 1996, working first in Structured Finance and then Corporate Finance. He was regional head of the Asia Corporate Finance franchise from 2002 to 2020. In addition, he led the Asia project and infrastructure team from 2002 to 2018 and the Asia financial institutions team from 2009 to 2016. He was country manager for Australia from 2005 to 2009.Prior to joining Moody’s,
Brian practiced as a lawyer in London, New York and Sydney. He received an MA and Master of Law from St. John’s College, Cambridge University
Celine Yang is an Assistant Vice President – Analyst with Moody’s Corporate Finance Group. Based in Hong Kong, Celine is the Lead Analyst for a portfolio of China property companies.
Prior to joining Moody’s, Celine worked for more than nine years with Standard Chartered Bank in Shanghai, London and Singapore. In her most recent role, Celine was responsible for credit research, covering investment strategy for credits in Asia, as well as Chinese investment grade companies. During her time at the bank,
Celine also took on roles as a Credit Analyst, in Business Strategy and Development, Portfolio Management and the structuring of securitizations.
Celine holds a Master’s in Finance from the London Business School, where she specialized in Corporate Finance. She also holds a BA in Accounting and English.
Charles is Managing Director and Head of Citi’s Asia Pacific Ratings Advisory Group, providing rating advice to clients at all stages of the ratings process, with a focus on both first-time issuers and already rated clients that seek advice on strategies for upgrade and ratings defense. Prior to joining Citi in 1998, Charles was a ratings advisor at Merrill Lynch in London for 2 years. Before working at Merrill Lynch, Mr. Hulac worked in ratings advisory at Citibank and was with Nomura for 3 years in private placements and corporate credit / ratings advisory.
He also has experience as a senior bank rating analyst with IBCA London (predecessor to Fitch Ratings). Based with Citi in Hong Kong, Charles has advised clients across various industry sectors and has also worked as Sovereign Ratings advisor to the Republic of the Philippines, Republic of Indonesia and he was the advisor to Government of Mongolia on their initial ratings exercise in 2005.
Clara Ferreira Marques is a Bloomberg Opinion columnist covering commodities and environmental, social and governance issues. Previously, she was an associate editor for Reuters Breaking views, and editor and correspondent for Reuters in Singapore, India, the U.K., Italy and Russia.
Clement Wong is a Associate Managing Director and Team Leader in the Corporate Finance Group. Based in Hong Kong, he covers Chinese corporate entities in various industries except the property sector.Clement has over 20 years of credit experience in the banking industry.
Prior to joining Moody’s, he was with Standard Chartered in Hong Kong where he was the Country Credit Officer for Wholesale Banking in Hong Kong and Japan.Clement has also worked for various international banks, including Citibank where he helped set up the commercial banking risk management team in China.
Clement holds a Master’s degree in International and Public Affairs and a Bachelor of Social Science degree from The University of Hong Kong. He is also a CFA charter holder and a CPA
Cristina Daverio is the Head of Research at Vigeo Eiris and has been working in the SRI space for over 20 years. Today she is responsible for leading a team of over 200 ESG analysts in their research on corporates and local authorities. She has been with Vigeo Eiris for 14 years and for 10 of them has led their research into the Financial services sectors.
David Staples is a Managing Director at Moody’s in the EMEA Corporate Finance Group based in Dubai. His responsibilities include managing the analytical teams that oversee the ratings of companies based in the Middle East, Turkey, South Africa as well as Russia and the CIS.
David has a Masters degree from The Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies in Washington, D.C. (1984) and a Bachelors degree from the University of Cincinnati (1982).
Franco Leung is an Associate Managing Director and Team Leader in Moody’s Corporate Finance Group. Based in Hong Kong, he covers mainly Chinese corporate entities in the property sector.
He was previously a lead analyst for a portfolio of Chinese corporates with a focus on property companies, while other coverage includes companies in the chemicals, metals & mining, consumer products and construction materials sectors, local government financing vehicles (LGFVs), and state-owned conglomerates.
Prior to joining Moody’s in 2012, Franco worked in various positions at Standard Chartered Bank for about 10 years, including credit risk management, treasury and global markets in Hong Kong and London.
Franco holds an MBA from the London Business School and a BSc (Quantitative Finance) from the Chinese University of Hong Kong, and is a CFA and FRM Charterholder.
Frank John SIXT, aged 68, is an Executive Director, Group Finance Director and Deputy Managing Director of CK Hutchison Holdings Limited (“the Company”).
In addition Mr. Sixt is the Non-executive Chairman of TOM Group Limited and an Executive Director of Cheung Kong Infrastructure Holdings Limited, and is also a Director of Hutchison Telecommunications (Australia) Limited and Husky Energy Inc., and an Alternate Director of HK Electric Investments Manager Limited as the trustee-manager of HK Electric Investments, and of HK Electric Investments Limited.
Mr. Sixt is a Director of the Li Ka Shing Foundation and President of the Li Ka Shing (Canada) Foundation. He holds a Master’s degree in Arts and a Bachelor’s degree in Civil Law, and is a member of the Bar and of the Law Society of the Provinces of Québec and Ontario, Canada.
Gary Lau is the Managing Director for the Corporate Finance Group in Hong Kong. Gary manages analytical teams in Hong Kong, covering corporate ratings in North Asia (ex-Japan). He has extensive experience with Moody’s in analytical and management positions with responsibilities across different industries and geographies. He has been with Moody’s since 1998.
Before joining Moody’s, Gary worked for Barclays Bank Plc and Bank of America in the Financial Institutions and Corporate Banking Divisions.
He holds an MBA and a Bachelor of Social Science, both from The Chinese University of Hong Kong.
Gene Fang is an Associate Managing Director in the Sovereign and sub-sovereign Ratings Group in Asia. Based in Singapore, he manages the team that is responsible for sovereign credit ratings in the Asia Pacific region.
Before joining Moody’s, Gene worked as an investment banker, covering financial institutions for J.P. Morgan and Citigroup in Hong Kong and Singapore. In this role, he managed client relationships across Asia and advised on debt, equity, and M&A transactions.
Gene graduated from Columbia University in political science. He also holds an MBA from Harvard Business School and a Master in Public Policy from Harvard
University’s Kennedy School of Government.
Gerwin Ho is a Vice President–Senior Credit Officer with the Corporate Finance Group in Asia. Based in Hong Kong, he covers a portfolio of Chinese corporates, including automotive-related, manufacturing and consumer-related companies.
Before joining Moody’s, Gerwin was a Director with Citigroup’s Equity Research Division in Hong Kong, where he headed the analysis of automotive companies in Asia and analyzed Chinese automotive and industrial companies.He has also analyzed automotive, industrial, consumer and healthcare companies in China and Korea while working at Bear Stearns, ABN AMRO, Credit Suisse and Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette.
Gerwin holds a Bachelor of Science from the University of Toronto and an International MBA from York University
Sim Hui Ting is an Analyst with Moody’s Corporate Finance Group.
Based in Singapore, she covers a portfolio of Southeast Asian oil and gas companies. Hui Ting joined Moody’s in 2017 as an Associate Analyst and previously covered a range of industries including metals & mining, as well as Singapore real estate investment trusts.
Prior to joining Moody’s, Hui Ting worked in credit risk roles at Noble Resources International Pte Ltd and PetroChina International (Singapore) Pte Ltd.
Hui Ting holds a Bachelor of Business Administration (Hons) from the National University of Singapore. She is also a CFA charter-holder.
Ian Lewis is an Associate Managing Director for Moody’s Corporate Finance and Project & Infrastructure Finance Groups, based in Singapore.In this role, Ian manages a team of ratings analysts for ASEAN, with a focus on key sectors including autos, chemicals, metals & mining, steel, telecommunications,regulated utilities, transport and social infrastructure.
Prior to being based in Singapore, Ian worked for Moody’s in Japan, Australia and the US.Before joining Moody’s in 2007, he worked for various banks, including Sumitomo Bank, Credit Suisse, St George, and Westpac Banking Corporation.
Ian has over 20 years of experience in credit analysis and ratings across diverse industry sectors and geographies.
Ian holds a Master of Applied Finance from Macquarie University, a Bachelor in Economics from the University of New England, and is also a CPA.
Ivan Chung is the Representative Director for Moody’s Investors Service in Hong Kong. In this role, Ivan ensures a sound and controlled operating environment and acts as senior representative and main contact point for key local and regulatory issues, both internally and externally.In addition to his Hong Kong role, Ivan also heads Moody’s Greater China Credit Research and Analysis (GCCRA) team, leading the analysis and research of evolving credit trends in China, and the developing onshore and offshore RMB bond markets. He also plays a key role in developing Moody’s analytical frameworks and research for China’s local government financing vehicles, and contributes to the analysis of Chinese regional and local governments.
Ivan first joined Moody’s in 1997 and rejoined in 2006. He has held senior analytical positions both in Moody’s Corporate Finance Group and Project and Infrastructure Finance Group, covering key Chinese state-owned enterprises invarious industries, including mining, properties, utilities, transportation and infrastructure.
Ivan holds a BBA from The Chinese University of Hong Kong and an MA from CityUniversity of Hong Kong. He is also a CFA charterholder.
Ivy Poon is an Assistant Vice President – Analyst with Moody’s in Hong Kong. She covers corporate ratings in a portfolio of power and gas utilities companies and conglomerates in Asia Pacific.
Prior to joining Moody’s, Ivy worked for KBC Bank N.V., as a credit assistant manager and a senior marketing officer.
Ivy holds a Bachelor of Commerce from McMaster University and a Postgraduate Diploma in Professional Accounting from the Chinese University of Hong Kong. She is also an affiliate member of CPA.
Jacintha Poh is a Vice President – Senior Credit Officer with Moody’s Corporate Finance Group. Based in Singapore, she covers a portfolio of issuers across the property, plantation and gaming industries in Southeast Asia.
Before joining Moody’s, Jacintha was a credit analyst with Lion Global Investors’fixed income team, covering primarily the real estate and S-REIT sectors, as well as conglomerates and aviation companies.
Jacintha has a BA in Accounting and Finance with honors from the University of London.
Jake Avayou is a Vice President – Senior Covenant Officer in Moody’s Corporate Finance Group in Singapore. Jake joined Moody’s in 2014. Jake specializes in covenant analysis of high yield bonds.
Before joining Moody’s Jake was a lawyer at the law firms of Shearman & Sterling in New York and Linklaters in Hong Kong where he primarily worked on capital markets transactions. Jake also worked in Transaction Management in DCM at Morgan Stanley and Bank of America Merrill Lynch in Hong Kong.
Jake holds a B.C.L./LLB (Hons) from McGill University – Faculty of Law.
Jin Wu is a Vice President-Senior Credit Officer in the Corporate Finance Group. Based in Shanghai, Jin covers a portfolio of large Chinese state-owned enterprises.
Prior to Jin’s current role, he worked for Moody’s affiliate, China Chengxin International Credit Rating, and managed different rating groups there. Jin has also conducted corporate credit research and financial analysis at various financial institutions in the US, including Genworth Financial, Capital One, andWashington Mutual (now JP Morgan Chase). Jin has covered sectors including utilities, materials, telecommunications, media and technology, and financial.
Jin holds an MBA from the University of Washington’s Foster School of Business, and a Bachelor’s from China’s Foreign Affairs University. He is also a CFA charterholder.
Jonathan Drew leads the ESG Solutions Group for Global Banking at HSBC.
Jonathan graduated with an MA in Economics from Cambridge University in England and is also qualified as a Chartered Accountant. Jonathan started his banking career more than 20 years ago in London and after working in rapidly emerging Latin America and raising capital for large scale projects in the Middle East has been based in Hong Kong since 1997 witnessing first-hand the rapid growth of Asia and notably China. During this time he has been involved in successful transactions across a wide range of sectors including advising on and arranging finance for projects that produce and deliver energy (renewable and non-renewable) and transport people and resources from source to point of consumption as well as a wide range of infrastructure projects in social and education sectors with a focus on resource efficiency and sustainability. These transactions have involved supporting projects, corporates and institutions to approach various financial markets and structuring innovative and tailored products including to meet the often large and specific needs of clients in markets with very distinct financial and regulatory characteristics.
In recent years Jonathan has also been responsible for the structuring and delivery of sustainable bonds, loans and other financial support for corporate and institutional clients as well as collaborating with colleagues in the markets business in the creation of sustainable investment opportunities for clients. Jonathan is a member of the Executive Committee of the Hong Kong Green Finance Association and also chairs the Asia Pacific Loan Market Association Green and Sustainable Loan Committee.
Kai Hu is a Senior Vice President in Moody’s Corporate Finance Group, based in Shanghai. He covers a portfolio of large Chinese state-owned enterprises.
Before joining Moody’s, Kai worked in credit risk management, trade finance and project finance at various financial institutions, including Citigroup and China Merchants Bank in New York and Bank of Communications, Shanghai Pudong Development Bank in Shanghai.
Kai holds an MBA from Ross School of Business, University of Michigan, and a Bachelor of Shanghai Institute of Foreign Trade. He is also a CFA, FRM and a member of Chinese CPA association.
Kaustubh Chaubal is a Vice President – Senior Credit Officer with Moody’s Corporate Finance Group. Based in Singapore, he covers a portfolio of Indian and India-based issuers in the metals and mining (ferrous and non-ferrous), automobile, chemicals and pharmaceuticals industries.
Prior to joining Moody’s in 2015, Kaustubh spent eight years as a Ratings Advisor with Standard Chartered Bank in Singapore, the last two of which was as Head of ASEAN Ratings Advisory, while also covering issuers in the Middle East and Africa. Kaustubh has also worked as a Senior Analyst at Standard & Poor’s India-based subsidiary, CRISIL, covering a broad array of industries including pharmaceuticals, building materials, chemicals, and investment holding companies. And, he has previously held analytical roles at ING Vysya Bank and Unit Trust of India Investment Advisory Services, as well as auditing roles at RM Ajgaonkar & Company and RD Samant & Company.
Kaustubh holds an MBA from The University of Chicago Booth School of Business and a Bachelor of Commerce from Mumbai University. He is also a Chartered Accountant with the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India.
Kaven Tsang is a Senior Vice President in Moody’s Corporate Finance Group in Asia Pacific. Based in Hong Kong, Kaven covers a portfolio of property companies.
Prior to joining Moody’s, Kaven worked in commercial banks, including CITIC Ka Wah Bank, WestLB AG and the Norinchukin Bank, covering corporates in Hong Kong and China.
Kaven holds a Master of Business Administration and a Bachelor of Business Administration from The Chinese University of Hong Kong. He is also a CFA charterholder.
Laura Acres is Managing Director for the Corporate Finance Group for Asia. Based in Singapore, she has overall responsibility for Moody’s corporate ratings and research for the region, managing teams in Sydney, Singapore, Hong Kong, Beijing, Shanghai and Tokyo. Laura also spearheads our global Emerging Markets initiative, leading many of our aggregated research based publications in this space and helping to coordinate Moody’s approach to this large and growing area of focus.
Laura joined the company in 2006 taking a number of Lead Analyst roles for a variety of corporates around the region; she also created Moody’s aggregated high-yield research and outreach initiatives for the Asia Pacific region. She was appointed Managing Director in 2015 and led the Singapore based South & South East Asia corporate rating teams and was then appointed to her current role in 2020.
Before joining Moody’s, Laura worked for Schroders PLC in London and Singapore, and Dresdner Kleinwort Wasserstein in Singapore, where she specialized in corporate restructuring and recovery throughout Southeast Asia.
Laura holds a BSc (Econ) from the London School of Economics and Political Science.
Lina Choi is a Senior Vice President with the Corporate Finance Group for Moody’s Investors Service HK Ltd. She covers a portfolio of Chinese corporates in various sectors, including Internet, technology, food and beverage.
Before joining Moody’s, Lina worked as a senior investment analyst for AllianceBernstein Holdings LP, a US asset management company. She covered Chinese equities in the telecoms, media and technology sectors. Lina has also worked as an Executive Director at Morgan Stanley’s Equity Research Division, overseeing the Asian telecommunications industry.
Lina has an BA in Economics from the University of Chicago. She is a CFA charter holder.
Maisam Hasnain is an Assistant Vice President – Analyst in Moody’s Corporate Finance Group. Based in Singapore, Maisam covers a portfolio of companies across the industrial, mining and plantation sectors in Southeast Asia. Prior to his move to Singapore in 2017, Maisam spent four years in Moody’s Hong Kong office covering a broad array of sectors, including telecommunications, communications infrastructure, building materials, and metals and mining.
Maisam joined Moody’s in 2010 and started as an Associate in Moody’s Regional Product Strategy team, which is responsible for managing all aspects of Moody’s research and data service offerings, including new business initiatives.
Maisam holds a double major in Economics and Finance, and a minor in Arabic from The University of Hong Kong. He is also a CFA charterholder.
Marie Diron heads the Sovereign Risk Group for Asia Pacific, the Middle East and Africa, and Sub-Sovereign Risk Group for Asia Pacific and EMEA. She is responsible for analytical teams covering more than 70 sovereign ratings, 15 Multilateral Development Banks and around 400 sub-sovereign ratings in about 30 countries.
Marie has worked as Moody’s lead sovereign analyst for a number of Asia Pacific credits, including China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, India, Sri Lanka and Australia. Marie has also worked in Moody’s Credit Policy, leading a number of macroeconomic analyses, including our regular Global Macro Outlook and other credit research work.
Marie was previously Director at Oxford Economics, leading the company’s forecasting and scenario analysis service to financial sector and corporate clients, after a number of years at the European Central Bank and Brevan Howard LLP. Marie received a MPhil in Economics from the University of Cambridge and graduated from the Ecole Centrale Paris.
Matthew is Vice President and Senior Credit Officer in the Corporate Finance Group at Moody’s Investors Service (Moody’s), based in Sydney. He has covered a number of Australian corporate and infrastructure sectors during his time at Moody’s Sydney. His current responsibilities primarily include real estate investment trusts and large cyclical industrial companies, including those in the metals and mining, oil and gas, steel and chemicals sectors. Matthew has also covered the consumer products and retail sectors with Moody’s in the US. Matthew is also a member of Moody’s Environmental, Social and Governance working group for Asia-Pacific, which coordinates Moody’s regional activities in this area of growing market focus.
Prior to joining Moody’s Sydney office, Matthew worked in the rating-advisory group at Deutsche Bank in New York.
He holds an Honours degree in Business from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst.
Mike Zhu is an Assistant Vice President and Analyst in Moody’s Corporate Finance Group. Based in Beijing, Mike supports the ratings and research on Chinese central and local state-owned enterprises across various industries.
Before joining Moody’s, Mike worked in the US and China and held analytical and portfolio management roles with banks. He covered corporates in a wide range of sectors, including oil and gas, healthcare, and manufacturing in the US, and his most recent role was with the credit department of Societe Generale Bank, where he focused on Chinese conglomerates.
Mike holds a BA from McCombs School of Business at The University of Texas at Austin.
Neeraj Seth, Managing Director, is the Head of Asian Credit and has been in his current role since 2009. He is the portfolio manager for the Asian Tiger Bond Fund and Asia Pacific private credit fund. He leads the strategy for Asian Fundamental Credit and is responsible for providing oversight of the investment process, performance, and the team's infrastructure as well as determining the strategic direction and growth initiatives of the platform. He has been responsible for building the Asian fundamental credit business since 2009.
Prior to joining BlackRock in 2009, Mr. Seth was a Senior Vice President focusing on the Asia Pacific market for R3 Capital Partners. He previously held a similar role with the Global Principal Strategies team at Lehman Brothers. Previously, he was an Associate Partner with McKinsey & Company where he was in the leadership group for the Technology & Telecom practice in Southeast Asia.
Mr. Seth earned a BE degree in mechanical engineering from Delhi University and an MBA degree in finance from the Indiana University of Kelley School of Business.
Nidhi Dhruv is a Vice President – Senior Analyst with Moody’s Corporate Finance Group. Based in Singapore, Nidhi covers a portfolio of issuers across the telecommunications, telecom towers, mining, construction and airline industries in South and Southeast Asia.
Before joining Moody’s in 2007, Nidhi was an analyst with Citigroup Investment Banking in India and Singapore for three years.
Nidhi is a CFA charterholder and a Chartered Accountant with the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India. She also has an MBA in Finance from Mumbai University.
Ning Loh is the Associate Managing Director and Head of the Project & Infrastructure Finance team for North Asia (excluding Japan). In this role, based in Hong Kong, he oversees the ratings team in Hong Kong and China which is responsible for Moody’s extensive coverage across the project and infrastructure sectors, including transport infrastructure, utilities, power and social infrastructure. Ning has extensive experience within Moody’s, having worked since 2005 across a range of markets in Europe, Asia and the US.
Prior to his present appointment, he headed our US Corporate Asset Backed Securities team in New York which assigns new ratings on US structured finance transactions backed by corporate and esoteric assets. Before that, he was based in Hong Kong, where he led Moody’s new ratings team responsible for Moody’s ratings coverage across asset classes such as commercial mortgage backed transactions, covered bonds and consumer asset backed securities in India and Southeast Asia.
Before relocating to Hong Kong, he spent over 10 years in Moody’s London office, covering structured finance transactions in EMEA both as a credit analyst and subsequently as manager of the EMEA Asset Backed Securities new ratings team. During his tenure in Moody’s London, Ning specifically focused on complex and emerging market originated securitizations in Russia, central and eastern Europe and the Middle East, as well as whole business related financings covering areas such as UK regulated water utilities, transport infrastructure and airport landing slots.
Prior to joining Moody’s, Ning worked as an English-qualified lawyer at Slaughter and May and subsequently at Shearman & Sterling LLP in London, where he focused on complex structured financings and debt capital market transactions.
Ning holds a Master’s Degree in Civil Engineering from Imperial College London and is admitted as a Solicitor of the Senior Courts of England and Wales.
Nishant Kumar joined GuarantCo’s Singapore office in November 2016 as Executive Director and was Regional Director for South Asia since January 2019 where he led origination and execution of transactions in the region. In June 2020, Nishant became Managing Director of Asia.
Prior to GuarantCo, Nishant worked across functions in Mergers & Acquisitions, Corporate Finance, Investment Banking and in Renewable Energy Private Equity where he led origination and execution of infrastructure, natural resources, agriculture, food & beverages, consumer transactions and investments across Asia-Pacific. Nishant started his financial services career in Hong Kong and subsequently moved to Singapore where he has been living since 2010.
Nishant has an MBA from University of Hong Kong & London Business School programme and a Bachelor of Technology in Mining Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology, BHU (Varanasi), India.
Ralph Ng is an Assistant Vice President – Analyst in the Project and Infrastructure Finance Group, based in Hong Kong. Ralph covers power and gas utilities, as well as transportation companies, in China and Hong Kong.
Ralph first joined Moody’s Commercial Group in 2010 and transferred to the Project & Infrastructure Finance Group in 2014. Prior to joining Moody’s, Ralph worked in Global Banking Department at HSBC in Hong Kong.
Ralph holds a Bachelor’s degree in Economics and Finance from The University of Hong Kong. He is a CFA charterholder and a certified FRM.
Ray Tay is a Senior Vice President in Moody’s Public, Project and Infrastructure Finance Group. Based in Singapore, Ray covers project finance, transport, utilities and other infrastructure credits in Southeast Asia and India. Ray also covers sub-sovereign issuers in Southeast Asia.
Before joining Moody’s in 2012, Ray was a Director with the Global Infrastructure & Projects Group in KPMG. In this role, he advised public and private sector clients on a variety of infrastructure projects in Asia Pacific and the Middle East. Ray has also worked as a Senior Business Analyst with the Singapore Power Group, focusing on regulatory economics in each of its principal local operating subsidiaries.
Ray holds a Bachelor’s in Economics with honors from the National University of Singapore.
Raymond Chia is the Head of Asian Credit Research, Asian Fixed Income at Schroder Investment Management. Schroders manages USD459.6 billion^ of assets globally and has a very strong investment capability in Asia. The Asian Fixed Income team manages more than USD 10 billion^ in Asian fixed income assets and is present in several locations in the region: Singapore, Indonesia, Taiwan and Hong Kong. The team manages currencies, government bonds, corporate credit and convertibles. Raymond joined Schroders in November 2012 as Deputy Head of Asian Credit Research, Asian Fixed Income in Singapore and has 13.5 years of investment experience.
Before joining Schroders, Raymond was Portfolio Manager for Pramerica Fixed Income (Asia) Limited responsible for Asian high yields. Raymond also spent time in Standard Chartered Bank focusing on Asian high yield credit research.
In 2003, Raymond started his investment career as a credit analyst covering Asian credit at UOB Asset Management, Singapore.
Raymond received his Master of Business Economics (Dean’s Top Honorary Roll), University of Queensland, Australia.
Robbie Singh has been associated with the Adani Group in various capacities over last 8 years. Additionally, Robbie has over 16 years of global investment banking experience in Australia, New Zealand, North America, Europe and Asia. Robbie’s experience includes all the aspects of mergers, acquisitions, strategy, finance and risk, with a particular focus on listed and unlisted infrastructure funds.
Prior to joining Adani, Robbie has worked in investment banking with a focus on Infrastructure, Regulated Assets and Structured Finance for Merrill Lynch, Macquarie Bank and the Commonwealth Bank of Australia.
Spencer Ng is a Vice President–Senior Analyst in Moody’s Public, Project & Infrastructure Finance team. Based in Singapore, Spencer is responsible for project finance and infrastructure credits, including power utilities, ports and airports in Southeast Asia.
Prior to joining Moody’s in 2007, Spencer worked for Ernst & Young Transactions Advisory Services in their Project Finance team. Spencer has also held various analytical and accounting roles at ANZ Bank, JP Morgan and State Street Australia.
Spencer holds a Bachelor of Economics and a Master of Commerce from the University of New South Wales. He is also a CFA charterholder.
Stephanie Cheong is an Analyst with Moody’s Corporate Finance Group. Based in Singapore, she covers a portfolio of investment grade and high yield companies across the industrial and telecommunications sectors in South and Southeast Asia. Stephanie has previously covered a portfolio of property developers in Indonesia.
Before joining Moody’s in 2015, Stephanie was an Assistant Audit Manager with Ernst & Young LLP, covering the banking industry and capital markets.
Stephanie holds a Bachelor of Accountancy from the Singapore Management University.
Sue Su is a Vice President and Senior Analyst in Moody’s Corporate Finance Group.
Based in Beijing, Sue supports ratings and research for a portfolio of Chinese central and local state-owned enterprises across various industries.
Before joining Moody’s, Sue spent more than 10 years in HSBC, with her most recent role as a Senior Vice President for Wholesale Credit Risk Approval. Sue also worked as an Associate Director for Credit Analysis Unit in HSBC’s Global Banking and Markets.
Sue is a CFA charterholder, and holds a BA from Beijing Foreign Studies University and an MBA from Peking University.
Sweta Patodia is an Analyst in the Moody’s Corporate Finance Group. Based in Singapore, Sweta covers a portfolio of oil and gas and IT companies in India and real estate investment trusts in South East Asia.
Sweta joined Moody’s in 2014 as an Associate Analyst. Prior to joining Moody’s, Sweta worked as a Credit Analyst for over three years at HSBC in Kolkata.
Sweta is a Chartered Accountant, Company Secretary and a CFA charter holder.
Tengku Muhammad Taufik, a Malaysian aged 46, holds a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) Degree in Finance & Accounting from the Strathclyde University, Glasgow, Scotland. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW) and a Member of the Malaysian Institute of Accountants (MIA). His areas of expertise include project analysis, capital projects structuring and risk management and he has vast experience in strategic planning investment valuations, developing entry strategies for businesses and structuring fit-for-purpose funding requirements as well as developing and executing key stakeholder engagement strategies; with a focus on the oil and gas industry.
Tengku Muhammad Taufik has a long association with PETRONAS. He was a PETRONAS scholar and upon returning from his studies he had been posted to various important roles in the Group. He had served as the Executive Assistant to the late PETRONAS Chairman, Allahyarham Tun Azizan Zainul Abidin and later held numerous leadership roles including as the General Manager / Chief Financial Offer (CFO) - KLCC Property Holdings Berhad , Head, Finance & Risk Management (Gas & Power) and Head, Group Strategic Planning.
Between 2012 and 2018, he served as Deputy CFO and CFO of two public listed companies before becoming a Partner at PricewaterhouseCoopers Malaysia who led the firm’s oil and gas practice. In 2018, Tengku Muhammad Taufik returned to PETRONAS as the Executive Vice President and Group CFO and at the same time was also appointed as the Executive Director of the PETRONAS Board. He also currently holds Board positions in PETRONAS Carigali Sdn Bhd, PETRONAS International Corporation Ltd as well as PETRONAS Refinery and Petrochemical Corporation Sdn. Bhd.
Tengku Muhammad Taufik was appointed President and Group CEO of PETRONAS in July 2020.
Outside his day-to-day responsibilities in PETRONAS as well as board stewardship in the above companies, he is the Chairman of East Coast Economic Region Development Council (ECERDC) Audit Committee, National Trust Fund and Northern Corridor Implementation Authority (NCIA) Audit Committee. He is also a Council Member of the ECERDC and NCIA, as well as a member of the Board of Trustees of the Merdeka Award Trust, World Economic Forum (WEF) Oil & Gas Governors Forum and WEF Industry Action Group.
Terry has over 25 years of experience in credit ratings and bank credit risk management. As a Managing Director, based in Singapore, he leads Moody’s Public, Project & Infrastructure Finance in Asia Pacific. He assumed his position in February 2015.
In this role, Terry oversees ratings teams in Hong Kong, China, Singapore, Australia, and Japan which are responsible for Moody’s extensive coverage across the public and infrastructure sectors, including transport infrastructure, regulated utilities,power and social infrastructure.
Prior to this role, Terry spent seven years as an Associate Managing Director and head of corporate, project and infrastructure finance ratings for Australasia, based in Sydney. During that period, Moody’s rating coverage for this region grew substantially to more than 100 rated issuers. In the corporate sector, the analytical team monitored ratings in a wide range of non-financial sectors, such as consumer and retail, industrial, mining, oil and gas, and property, while the infrastructure team covered power, transport, utilities and social infrastructure.
Terry was also previously responsible for Moody’s coverage of the oil and gas as well as mining sectors in Asia Pacific.
Before joining Moody’s in 2000, Terry worked for around 12 years in various risk management and credit origination roles at Westpac Institutional Bank in Sydney. His last position at Westpac was Senior Manager, Credit and Divisional Credit Officer, responsible for approving credit exposures to institutional clients.
Vikas Halan is an Associate Managing Director and team leader for Moody’s Corporate Finance Group, based in Singapore. In this role, Vikas manages a team of rating analysts, with a focus on key South and Southeast Asian sectors, including REITS, oil & gas, chemicals, property developers, gaming and IT services.
Before joining Moody’s, Vikas worked for J.P. Morgan in Hong Kong, as a capital markets and ratings advisor for clients in the Asia Pacific region. He started his career as a chartered accountant with the Indian firm, BDO Lodha.
Vikas holds a post-graduate diploma in Business Management from Xavier Institute of Management.
Wan Hee Yoo is a Vice President - Senior Credit Officer in Moody’s Corporate Finance Group, based in Hong Kong. He covers a portfolio of Korean corporates across a diverse range of industries.
Before joining Moody’s, Wan Hee worked for three and half years with Citigroup’s Capital Markets Origination / Ratings Advisory team, covering Korean corporates. Prior to this, Wan Hee worked as a credit analyst at Fitch Ratings and Nice Ratings, both based in Seoul, acting as a lead analyst for Korean corporates.
Wan Hee holds a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration from Korea University.