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Alka Anbarasu is a Vice President and Senior Credit Officer for the Financial Institutions Group in Asia. Based in Singapore, she is responsible for the credit ratings of banks in India, Malaysia, Indonesia, Sri Lanka and Singapore. She is also responsible for ratings of non-bank financial institutions in India.
Prior to joining Moody’s in 2013, Alka worked at J.P. Morgan in London for several years, where she was part of the Investment Banking – M&A team for European Financial Institutions. She has also worked for ING Vysya Bank as an Assistant Manager, focusing on retail and commercial banking clients.
Alka completed her undergraduate degree from University of Mumbai and holds an MBA from the Xavier Institute of Management in India.
Emily heads PwC’s Financial Services Risk and Regulation team in Hong Kong.
She has more than 24 years of experience in advising global banks, state owned Chinese banks as well as local financial institutions on new rules and regulations, the implications on financial institutions and the expected procedures implementation.
Emily has led many regulatory advisory and internal control review engagements of a number of financial institutions, providing solutions and recommendations on the organisation structure, risk assessment framework, governance and performance measurement process, control procedures including client on boarding checking and documentation. In addition, she has advised the banks on the regulatory capital requirements, capital planning process, sensitivity analysis.
She also liaisons regularly with the regulators on the insights and perspectives around the emerging issues faced by the financial services industry in Hong Kong as well as globally. This includes digital banking, sustainable finance and ESG, Basel, bank culture and governance, risk management, and many more.
Emily spent a few years in London as a regulatory advisory partner at PwC UK. In her years in London, she worked on a variety of regulatory projects spanning UK and the EU financial services sector. Today, she leverages her global experience to add value for her clients in Hong Kong and the region.
Stephen was appointed as Chief Risk Officer for Lloyds Banking Group in September 2017. Risk Division encompasses all risk types including credit, market, operational, conduct, compliance and fraud.
He is a member of the Group Executive Committee and also attends the Board.
Stephen joined Lloyds Banking Group in May 2011 to be the Chief Credit Officer for Wholesale & International Credit Risk. In November 2012, he was appointed Risk Director for Commercial Banking and ran the Commercial Banking Risk function.
Prior to joining Lloyds Banking Group, Stephen was the Chief Risk Officer at Barclays Corporate. He was also Chief Credit Officer for the UK Retail and Corporate business in Barclays before taking the position as CRO for the UK Corporate business, which performed very strongly in the downturn. In Stephen’s 21 year career at Barclays, Stephen undertook a variety of roles in the front office and risk.
Shri Challa Sreenivasulu Setty has taken charge as Managing Director of State Bank of India, with effect from 20th January 2020 and from 1st April 2020, he is looking after Retail & Digital Banking.
A Bachelor of Science in Agriculture and also, a Certified Associate of Indian Institute of Bankers, he started his career with State Bank of India in 1988 as a Probationary Officer. Across a career spanning over three decades, he has gained rich experience in Corporate Credit, Retail banking and banking in developed markets.
Prior to taking over charge as MD, Mr Setty was heading the Stressed Asset Resolution Group of the Bank, in his capacity as Deputy Managing Director, where he was responsible for resolving the stressed assets portfolio of the Bank, across the country, in different sectors such as Power, Infra, Auto, Telecom etc.
Shri Setty has held key assignments in State Bank of India including Chief General Manager and General Manager in Corporate Accounts Group, Deputy General Manager in Commercial Branch, Indore and VP & Head (syndications) in SBI, New York Branch.
Mr. Jimmy Tata holds a Masters degree in Financial Management from the Jamnalal Bajaj Institute of Management Studies, Mumbai University and is a Chartered Financial Analyst from the Institute of CFAs – Hyderabad, India. Mr. Tata has been with the Bank since December 1994 and has over 25 years experience in the Banking and Financial sector. His current designation is Chief Risk Officer at HDFC Bank. Mr. Tata is also Director on the Board of HDB Financial Services Limited and International Asset Reconstruction Company Private Limited; and Trustee for the HDB Employees Welfare Trust.
Daniel Yu is a Vice President – Senior Analyst in Moody’s Financial Institution Group, based in Sydney. His primary responsibilities include banks in Australia and New Zealand.
Prior to joining Moody’s in October 2006, Daniel worked as an analyst for the Australian Prudential Regulation Authority, focusing on authorised deposit taking institutions and general insurance entities.
He holds a Bachelor of Mathematics and Finance degree from the University of Technology, Sydney. He is also a CFA charterholder and a member of the CFA Society of Sydney.
Simon Ainsworth, who is based in London, is an Associate Managing Director responsible for the analytical teams maintaining ratings on Nordic and Baltic banks and on a range of European insurance companies.
Simon previously served as a Group Credit Officer. In that role he carried responsibility for monitoring ratings quality as well as assisting in the development and implementation of rating methodologies and practices applied to rated financial institutions within the EMEA region.
Simon joined Moody’s in March 2014 following sixteen years at the Bank of England.
At the Bank, he worked in a variety of roles primarily in its financial markets and banking operation divisions; as well as working on a variety of financial risk and crisis related issues. This included the resolution of failed banks, as well as responsibility for the risk management framework applied to collateral accepted in the Bank’s sterling market operations.Simon graduated from the University of Durham in 1998, having studied Economics and Politics. He is based in London.
Ana Arsov is a Managing Director in the North American banking team responsible for the ratings portfolio and teams covering the global investment banks, non-bank finance companies, and securities firms and market infrastructure entities. Ana also led the development of finance companies, securities firms and clearing houses rating methodologies, and developed the Moody's counterparty risk rating.
Ana joined Moody’s in 2013 with an extensive experience in analyzing financial institutions and managing credit professionals. Prior to joining Moody’s, Ana’s most recent role was at UBS, where she spent the last several years as Executive Director in Credit Risk, responsible for financial institutions including North American banks,broker dealers, exchanges and clearinghouses. Prior to UBS, she was Head of Global Portfolio Management-Credit Risk Management at Morgan Stanley, focusing on comprehensive coverage, identification and analysis of risks across the firm’s trading and lending businesses as well as leading key risk management initiatives for Morgan Stanley Bank N.A.
Ana began her career in Credit Risk Management at Lehman Brothers in various credit risk roles, ultimately heading up the North American Financial Institutions and Structured Finance team, and subsequently worked on Lehman’s bankruptcy resolution.
Ana holds a master’s degree in Management (with a specialization in Financial Services and Banking) from Boston University, and a bachelor’s degree in Business from Pace University, New York.
Keith Banhazl is a Managing Director within the Structured Finance Group and leads the US CMBS and CRE CDO/CLO Surveillance team that includes Conduit/Fusion,Large Loan/Single Borrower, Credit Tenant Lease, Small Balance Commercial, CRECDO, CRE CLO and other structured products at Moody’s Investors Service.In addition, Mr. Banhazl oversees the review of primary US CRE CDO/CLO transactions, including the credit assessment team for commercial real estate assets within CRE CDO’s and CLO’s as well as Structured Credit transactions. He is also Moody’s Global Structured Finance Outreach Coordinator. He has been involved in various research initiatives and outreach activities related to the CRE securitization space, publishing and speaking on Moody’s behalf.
Prior to being appointed to his current position, Mr. Banhazl was a team leader within the CMBS Surveillance group focusing on Conduit/Fusion and Large Loan/Single Borrower transactions. Previously at Moody’s, he rated various fixed and floating-rate Conduit/Fusion and Large Loan CMBS transactions. Mr. Banhazl has a Bachelor of Arts degree from Brown University in Economics and History.
Bruno Baretta is an Analyst in the Financial Institutions Group. He currently covers a portfolio of finance companies including payday, subprime auto, and middle market lenders.
Prior to joining the Finance Companies team, Bruno worked as an Associate Analyst covering a portfolio of finance companies, securities firms and global investment banks.
Bruno holds a bachelor’s degree in Economics and Political Science from Columbia University.
David Beattie is a Senior Vice President in Moody’s North American Financial Institutions Group, and is the Lead Analyst for the major Canadian banks and life insurers. David joined Moody’s in 2011, prior to which he had a lengthy career in financial services. David has held a series of increasingly responsible positions in retail banking, corporate banking and investment banking with a number of Canadian and international banks, most latterly with TD Securities as Head of Financial Institutions Investment Banking.
David holds an MBA from The University of Western Ontario and a BA from Carleton University.
Jeff Berg is an Associate Managing Director with Credit Strategy & Standards focused on Ratings Process & Oversight. Jeff manages a team of Group Credit Officers who have responsibility for monitoring ratings quality as well as assisting in the development and implementation of rating methodologies and practices for Moody’s Financial Institutions Group. Jeff as well is a Group Credit Officer since 2007 currently responsible for Americas Banking.
Jeff joined Moody’s in 2003 as the accounting specialist supporting the insurance sectors and was one of the founding members of Moody’s Accounting Specialists Group, whose role is to also publish research on complex reporting topics. In 2004, Jeff changed his primarily role to that of a fundamental credit analyst within the US property & casualty insurance team.
Prior to joining Moody’s, Jeff spent 12 years in public accounting, most recently with PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP where he was a Senior Manager in the Insurance Audit Practice in New York City. Jeff’s previous experience included a tour in the Accounting Consulting Services Group of PwC’s National Office. Jeff is a Certified Public Accountant and graduated magna cum laude from Skidmore College in New York.
Gene Berman is an Assistant Vice President - Analyst with the Financial Institutions Group covering mortgage and finance companies. Prior to joining the Financial Institutions Group, Gene was a member of the Servicer Quality Team within Moody’s Structured Finance Group. In this position, he had primary responsibility for analysis and assessment of servicers in both mortgage and non-mortgage ABS asset classes.Gene joined Moody’s Investors Service in June 2005.
Prior to joining Moody’s, Gene helped Kodak grow its nascent business in Russia by managing its Professional Products Division.Gene holds an MBA from The Stern School of Business at New York University
Inna Bodeck is a Vice President- Senior Analyst in the Financial Institutions Group.Based in New York, she is responsible for the ratings of the companies in the automotive captive sector as well as companies engaged in commercial aircraft leasing.
Prior to this role, Inna was an Assistant Vice President in the High Yield Corporate Finance Group. She was responsible for the coverage of high yield automotive suppliers and aftermarket players as well as manufacturing companies. In earlier roles with Moody’s, she has also covered North American investment grade and high yield consumer packaged goods companies.Prior to Moody’s, Inna worked at J.P. Morgan and UBS Investment Bank in various investment banking roles where she structured and executed debt financing transactions for corporate companies as well as alternative asset managers.
She holds a Masters of Business Administration from the Emory University and a Bachelor in Finance from the Southern Illinois University.
Martin Boer is Director of Regulatory Affairs at The Institute of International Finance, a global trade association of the financial industry, with close to 450 members from 70 countries. He advocates on a range of regulatory and policy topics, including regulatory consistency, market fragmentation, impact assessment, prudential capital and liquidity standards and insurance regulation.
He is also the IIF lead on cyber security, with a focus on global regulatory developments, operational resilience maturity, and the impact of cyber events on financial institutions and overall financial stability.
He previously served as Secretary General of the European Financial Services Round Table (EFR) in Brussels, which brings together the Chairmen and Chief Executives of Europe's leading banks and insurance companies. Before that he held various positions at ING Group, as Group Head of Public Relations in Amsterdam and a Senior Manager of Public and Government Affairs in Brussels. He also worked as a consultant for UNDP in Namibia.
Mr. Boer holds a B.A. in Philosophy from UC-Santa Barbara and an M.A. in International Political Economy from the School of International and Public Affairs at Columbia University in New York.
Niclas Boheman is a Vice President – Senior Analyst based in Stockholm. He is part of the Financial Institutions group, covering a portfolio of banks and the Nordic and Baltic countries.
Prior to joining Moody’s in 2016, Mr Boheman was a credit analyst in the Financial Institutions Group at Svenska Handelsbanken, Stockholm.
Mr Boheman holds a Degree of Master of Science(One Year) in International Economics from the School of Economics and Management, Lund University
Grant Bourzikas is Group Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) at HSBC Bank Plc, a banking and financial services organizations with 7,500 offices in more than 80 countries.
Previously Bourzikas was with McAfee, the world’s largest dedicated security technology company. Bourzikas was the Chief Information Security Officer (CISO), and Vice President of McAfee Labs and Data Science. In this role Bourzikas developed the McAfee product vision and strategy, as well as the operational plan to transform McAfee Labs into a modern, cloud-first data-driven organization. He previously worked for Ameren, a major US power company, as the CISO responsible for cybersecurity strategy and operations.
Bourzikas has more than 20 years experience in cyber-security roles across diverse industries such as Banking & Brokerage, Critical Power Infrastructure and Nuclear, and Casino & Gaming. He has a proven track record in driving transformational change as well as leading global teams of security professionals.
Maria Cabanyes is a Senior Vice President and the Team Coordinator in the EMEA Financial Institutions Group for Spain and Portugal, in addition to which she is lead analyst for the larger financial institutions in Spain.
Ms Cabanyes joined Moody’s London-based banking team in December 1992, since when she has followed banks as lead analyst, as well as in Spain, in the Nordic region, Portugal and in Latin America. Ms Cabanyes has also served as Regional Credit Officer Moody’s Banking and Finance rating teams in EMEA for ensuring compliance with existing rating methodologies, supporting the development and implementation of analytical initiatives as well as facilitating global rating consistency.
Prior to joining Moody’s in 1992, Ms Cabanyes was an equity analyst at Iberagentes (Spain). Ms Cabanyes has a Bachelor Degree in Business Administration and MSc in Finance from Colegio Universitario de Estudios Financieros (CUNEF) Madrid.
Edoardo Calandro is a member of the EMEA Banking Team, where he is the lead analyst on a portfolio of Italian banks.
Michael L. Corbat is Chief Executive Officer of Citi, the world's global bank, with approximately 200 million customer accounts and activities in more than 160 countries and jurisdictions.
Since becoming CEO in 2012, he has focused on leveraging Citi's unique global network to serve its institutional and consumer banking clients with an emphasis on strong execution and the highest ethical standards. In the process, Mr. Corbat has made Citi a simpler, smaller, safer and stronger institution. Citi has improved the quality and consistency of earnings, and Mr. Corbat is committed to creating shareholder value by serving Citi's stakeholders and fulfilling Citi's mission of enabling economic growth and progress.
Mr. Corbat has been at Citi and its predecessor companies since his graduation from Harvard University with a bachelor's degree in economics in 1983. Prior to his current role, Mr. Corbat was CEO of Europe, Middle East and Africa where he oversaw all of Citi's business operations in the region, including consumer banking, corporate and investment banking, securities and trading and private banking services. Previously, Mr. Corbat served as the CEO of Citi Holdings, Citi's portfolio of non-core businesses and assets. In this role, he oversaw the divestiture of more than 40 businesses and divested more than $500 billion assets, reducing risk on the Company's balance sheet and freeing up capital to invest in Citi's core banking business.
Mr. Corbat has also served as the CEO of Citi's Global Wealth Management unit and was Head of the Global Corporate and Global Commercial Bank at Citi, a role in which he led the firm's efforts to provide best-in-class financial services to top-tier multi-national corporations and financial institutions around the world.
Mr. Corbat has been honored by several civic and cultural organizations. He serves as Chairman of The Clearing House Association Supervisory Board and Vice Chairman of the Financial Services Forum. He is also an executive committee member of the Partnership for New York City, a permanent board member of the Bank Policy Institute, and sits on the Board of Trustees of the United States Ski and Snowboard Association.
Peter D’Arcy joined M&T Bank in 1995 after graduating from Vassar College. He currently serves as Area Executive responsible for supervising the Bank’s activities in New York City, Long Island, New Jersey, Philadelphia as well as M&T‘s West Coast Division. In addition, Peter is the head of M&T’s Commercial Real Estate Segment and co-head of the Bank’s Senior Loan Committee. M&T Bank (NYSE: MTB) is a $130 billion commercial bank based in Buffalo,NY.
Peter was born and raised in New York City, where he attended Loyola High School. Outside of the Bank,Peter is a Trustee of the Citizens Budget Commission of New York (CBC), and serves on the Board of Directors for the Regional Plan Association. Peter resides in Larchmont, NY with his lovely wife and three beautiful daughters.
José de León is Senior Vice President – Manager with Moody’s EMEA covered bond group.
He leads a team of credit analysts located across various European offices and coordinates covered bonds ratings in the Asia Pacific region. During his tenure at Moody’s, he has played a key role implementing and adjusting the Moody’s covered bond methodology to different asset classes and jurisdictions across Europe. He joined Moody’s in 2003 as an RMBS/ABS analyst.
Before joining Moody’s, he worked in the structuring as well as trading of ABS, and as exotic equity derivative controller. José graduated from the Universidad Complutense (Madrid) with a degree in economics and in finance from Frankfurt School of Finance and Management (HfB). He also holds the certificate in quantitative finance (CQF).
Tim Dettman is Global Head of Impairments for HSBC Wealthand Private Banking. Tim is responsible for all aspects of impairment acrossthe 40 geographies in which HSBC operates including the model developmentlife-cycle, results interpretation and governance & control considerations. Tim manages the broad spectrum of internal and external stakeholders who areinvolved in various aspects of impairment and is focused on connectingimpairment with strategies across the Wealth and Personal Banking businessglobally.
Tim has spent 13 years in HSBC working in various rolesacross Risk and Finance. Tim led HSBC’s retail delivery of IFRS9 and has10+ years of various impairment related experience across both internationaland US accounting frameworks.
Jeffrey F. DiModica, CFA, has been the Company’s President since 2014 and served as an external director of the Company from its inception in 2009 to July 2014. In his current role he leads and serves as a member of the investment committee of each of the Company’s business lines including Large Loan Lending, Residential Lending, Infrastructure Lending, Property Investing and Investing & Serving which have a collective $16 billion of assets under management.
From 1993 to 2014, Mr. DiModica served in various investment banking roles at Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) and Merrill Lynch. Mr. DiModica began his career in the Merchant and Investment Banking Group of the Commercial Real Estate Department at Chemical Bank from 1989 to 1991. Mr. DiModica received a B.S./B.A. degree with distinction and a concentration in Finance from Boston University in 1989, an M.B.A. degree from the Amos Tuck School at Dartmouth College in 1993, and received his Chartered Financial Analyst designation in 1995. Mr. DiModica is an active member of YPO (Young Presidents Organization), serves on the board of Virtual Enterprises International (VEI), a non-profit focused on teaching career and entrepreneurial skills to inner city high school students, and was founding president of www.Mitoaction.org, a support, education and advocacy group for families affected by Mitochondrial Disease.
Mr. DiModica was honored to be ranked in Commercial Observer’s “The 50 Most Important Figures of Commercial Real Estate Finance” list for the last 5 years, ranking 4th in 2017 and 2nd in 2018.
Mr. Fanger has been with Moody’s since 1995 as a member of Moody’s Financial Institutions Group. In June 2008 he returned to Moody’s Global Banking team after serving as Chief Credit Officer for Moody’s Financial Institutions Group for 2 ½ years.He currently has lead or co lead analytic responsibilities for a number of large universal banks and securities firms headquartered in Europe and the U.S., and also provides guidance and support to other analysts covering similar institutions to help ensure consistency in Moody’s analysis and ratings of these complex firms. Mr. Fanger also continues to support Moody’s Credit Policy function through his participation on a variety of standing committees and special projects.
Mr. Fanger has previously served as Regional Credit Officer for the Americas Banking team and the Finance and Securities team at Moody’s, and has been lead analyst on a wide range of banks, thrifts, and credit card companies on those teams.Prior to joining Moody’s Mr. Fanger worked at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York in Banking Supervision, and also served a brief stint at the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco.
Mr. Fanger has a Masters in Public Policy from Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government where he concentrated in Business and Government Relations, and a B.A. from Colby College where he majored in Economics and Government.
Tom Flynn joined BMO Financial Group in 1992 and served in a number of roles within the BMO Capital Markets business, including Head of the Financial Services Corporate and Investment Banking Group. He was named Executive Vice-President Finance and Treasurer of the Bank in 2004 and served as Executive Vice-President and Chief Risk Officer from March 2008 until March 2011, when he was appointed Chief Financial Officer. In this role, he is responsible for financial governance and reporting, treasury and capital management, corporate development, investor relations, taxation and media and government relations across the Bank of Montreal group of companies.
Tom is on the board of Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre and a member of the campaign leadership cabinet for the United Way of Greater Toronto.
Tom obtained his MBA from the Ivey School of Business at the University of Western Ontario and has his CA/CPA designation.
Megan Fox is an AVP - Analyst in the Financial Institutions Group of Moody’s Investors Service covering a portfolio of US regional banks. She joined Moody’s in 2011 as an Associate Analyst.
Prior to joining Moody’s, Mrs. Fox held positions with Freddie Mac, primarily within the Finance department. She holds a B.A. in economics and political science from the University of Delaware.
Michael is responsible for defining and implementing the Bank’s technology and innovation strategy and managing the systems development and technology infrastructure which underpin the Bank’s client services.
Prior to Standard Chartered, Michael was Vice President and CIO at Daimler AG where he was globally responsible for strategy, planning and development of the Group’s IT systems, as well as the operation of its technical infrastructure.
He graduated with a Masters degree in physics from the Albert Ludwigs University of Freiburg and obtained a PhD in Laser Engineering from the University of Stuttgart.
Bachelor’s degree of Environment and Information Studies, Keio University, Kanagawa (2007).
Managing Director of Teikoku Databank (2020 -), President of Teikoku Databank America. Inc. (2020 -), Vice Director of TDB Center for Advanced Empirical Research on Enterprise and Economy (2018 - ) (*1), and Vice Director of Data Engineering and Machine Learning Center(2019 - ) (*2).
*1 Collaboration project with HITOTSUBASHI University and Teikoku Databank
*2 Collaboration project with SHIGA University and Teikoku Databank
Keeran Gwilliam-Beeharee is the Executive Director for Market Access at Vigeo Eiris, an Affiliate of Moody’s. In this role, Keeran oversees the Agency’s Institutional Relations, Strategic Marketing and Communications functions. Through the outreach and interactions that he steers with different market participants, he works across the Vigeo Eiris organisation to support product innovation, methodological and thought leadership.
Bernhard is lead analyst for a number of banks in Germany and Austria.
Prior to joining Moody’s in 2014, he worked for Allianz SE as a Financial Analyst with firm-wide credit portfolio responsibilities. Prior to that, he was a Credit Risk Officer at EADS (now Airbus) and a Senior Risk Manager / Senior Analyst in Corporate and Structured Finance at LBBW in Germany and Luxembourg.
Bernhard is a CFA charter holder and has obtained the PRM designation. He holds a Master’s Degree in European Business Studies & Management from Otto-Friedrich University at Bamberg (Germany) and speaks German, English, Spanish and French.
Alexander Hendricks is an Associate Managing Director in Moody’s European Banking team. Alexander has responsibility for the analytical teams covering financial institutions in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. He joined Moody’s in 2013.
Prior to Moody’s, Alexander’s most recent role was Director in Company Research at Deutsche Bank, where he had responsibility for financial institutions in Germany and Austria, and co-responsibility for European investment banks. In addition, he acted as hub for European regulatory matters in research.
During his occupation at the German bank, Alexander also held responsibilities for real estate companies and stock exchanges in Germany. At previous employer ABN Amro, Alexander covered German and Austrian banks in equity research. He began his career as trainee at Deutsche Bank.
Alexander holds a Masters Degree in Business Administration (Diplom- Kaufmann) from University of Mannheim, with specialisation in Banking and Finance. He is a CFA charterholder.
Ray Heung is Senior Vice President in the Financial Institutions Group with Moody’s and covers a portfolio of Chinese banks.
He joins Moody’s after 7 years with BNP Paribas, where he held roles including theHead of Asia Sector Specialists in the fixed income trading team and Investment Strategist with the bank’s wealth management business.
Before joining BNP Paribas in 2009, he was a senior member of UBS fixed income research team from 2007-2009. Mr Heung started his fixed income career with Morgan Stanley in 2004. Prior to his fixed-income research career, he was an equities analyst covering financial institutions for CLSA, HSBC and Donaldson,Lufkin & Jenrette Asia.
Mr Heung graduated with a BSc in Environmental Science from the University of Hong Kong in 1993 and received his MBA from the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology in 1995.
Nick Hill joined Moody’s in March 2010 and is based in Paris where he is responsible for the coverage of banks in France, Benelux, Italy, the UK, Ireland, and the CIS. Nick led the revision of Moody’s bank rating methodology, which was re-published in 2015.
Prior to joining Moody’s, Nick worked as a bank analyst in a variety of roles. These include banking supervision at the Bank of England and Financial Services Authority, where he began his career; sell-side equity research on French banks in a #1 ranked team at Morgan Stanley; rating UK and continental European banks at Standard & Poor’s; and providing balance sheet advice to financial institutions with RBS.
A graduate of Christ’s College, University of Cambridge in the UK, Nick holds an MA in English, a diploma in French, and a postgraduate certificate in Finance from Birkbeck College, University of London.
Judy is Standard Chartered Bank’s Regional Chief Executive Officer for ASEAN and South Asia (ASA) and is responsible for leading the business and execution of the bank’s strategy across fifteen footprint markets within the region. She has assumed the role since 1 June 2018 and is also a member of the Group Management Team.
Prior to this, Judy was appointed Chief Executive Officer, Singapore, in October 2015, and led the business development and execution of strategy for the Bank in Singapore, the second highest contributor to the Group and major driver of the performance in the ASA region.
Singapore is a global business hub for the Group, and Judy has been playing an active role in shaping and contributing to Singapore’s growth as a financial centre. Judy was previously the Vice Chairperson of the Association of Banks in Singapore as well as a member of The Institute of Banking and Finance Council. Currently, she is serving on several industry and statutory bodies including Urban and Redevelopment Authority Board and Workforce Singapore.
Judy joined the Bank in 2009 as the Global Head of Wealth Management. She led the strategic development and management of wealth management products, investment strategy and advisory services for the Bank. Prior to joining Standard Chartered, she spent 18 years in Citibank in various country and regional leadership roles in retail banking, wealth management and affluent client strategy.
Judy holds a Bachelor degree in Microbiology and a MBA in Finance from the University of British Columbia, Canada.
Sonny Hsu is a Vice President - Senior Credit Officer in Moody’s Asia Pacific (ex-Japan) Financial Institutions Group based in Hong Kong. He is responsible for a portfolio of Hong Kong and Taiwan banks.
He has more than ten years of experience as a financial institutions credit analyst, and has covered banks and securities companies in Taiwan, Hong Kong and China.
Sonny has undergraduate degrees in Economics and Computer Science and Engineering from the University of Pennsylvania, and an MBA from the University of Cambridge.
Fabio Iannò is in charge of a portfolio of Italian and Irish banks.
Prior to joining Moody’s in March 2018, Fabio was a Director at Fitch Ratings in London for 7 years covering Italian banks. Before Fitch Ratings he worked for Deloitte & Touche in New York (2008 - 2009) as Senior Consultant in the Capital Markets division and in Milan (2004 - 2008) in the audit department.
Fabio holds an MBA - Master in Business Administration (SDA Bocconi) and an MSc in International Business (Bocconi University).
Michelle Jablko joined ANZ as its Chief Financial Officer on 18 July 2016.
SKILLS, EXPERIENCE AND EXPERTISE
Prior to joining ANZ, Michelle had a 15 year career in investment banking working across different industries, including financial services, providing advice to Australian companies on strategy, capital management and funding, and investor relations.
Most recently Michelle was at Greenhill Australia where she was the Managing Director and Co-Head jointly responsible for leading its Australian business.
She also spent almost 15 years at UBS Australia.
Straight out of university, Michelle initially worked as a lawyer at Allens Linklaters focussed on M&A, banking, tax and finance law.
Michelle graduated with First Class Honours in Law and Honours in Economics from Monash University in Melbourne.
2016 Appointed Chief Financial Officer, ANZ
2014 Managing Director and Co-Head, Greenhill, Australia
2000 Managing Director, UBS, Australia
1997 Lawyer, Allens Linklaters (formerly Allens Arthur Robinson), Australia
Ryan is an Associate Partner that heads the KPMG UK’s IFRS9Credit Risk Assurance function in Audit and specialises in credit risk measurement and management. Prior to joining KPMG, Ryan was working for a large UK bank and is in the position of having worked across various functions in the Credit Life Cycle; from quantitative risk measurement to origination and restructuring.
This varied experience allows Ryan to form insight across traditional credit risk silos to foresee potential unintended consequences of adopting IFRS 9
Tae Jong Ok is an Assistant Vice President - Analyst with Moody’s Financial Institutions Group. Based in Hong Kong, he is responsible for Moody’s portfolio of banks, securities firms and card companies in Korea and Mongolia.
Before joining Moody’s, Tae Jong worked for CIMB for four years in Seoul, as anequity analyst covering Korean internet and game sectors.He has also worked in Korea for Nomura and RBS for three years in Seoul, as aresearch associate covering Korean banks, insurance, securities firms and card companies.
Tae Jong holds a BA in Business Administration from the Seoul National University
Kelly S. King is chairman and chief executive officer of Truist Financial Corporation, the nation’s premier financial services company serving approximately 12 million households.
King began his career in 1972, joining the Management Development Program of Truist predecessor BB&T. His career at BB&T included leadership roles in commercial and retail banking, operations, insurance, corporate financial services, investment services and capital markets. He served as chief operating officer of BB&T Corporation and Branch Banking and Trust Company from June 2004 to December 2008 and president of BB&T Corporation from 1996 to June 2004. He was named president and chief executive officer of BB&T Corporation and chairman and chief executive officer of Branch Banking & Trust Company in January 2009 and became chairman of BB&T in January 2010. In December 2019, he became chairman and chief executive officer of Truist Financial Corporation, created through the merger of equals between BB&T Corporation and SunTrust Banks Inc.
King served on the Federal Advisory Council of the Federal Reserve System from 2013 to 2016, and he served as its president in 2016. He also served on the board of the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond from 2009 to 2012. King serves on the board of the Financial Services Roundtable and has served on the board of The Clearing House since 2009. He is a board member for BEST NC and a member of the National Leadership Advisory Council for High Point University.
King has served as chairman of the North Carolina Bankers Association board, chairman of the North Carolina Rural Economic Center, chairman of the North Carolina Small Business and Technology Development Center and chairman of the Forsyth County United Way Tocqueville Leadership Society. He has also served as chairman of East Carolina University’s Board of Visitors and is the former chairman of the Board of the Piedmont Triad Partnership and a former vice-chairman of the American Bankers Council.
A native of North Carolina, King earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration and a master’s in business administration from East Carolina University. He is a graduate of the Stonier Graduate School of Banking at Rutgers University.
Graeme Knowd is a Managing Director in the Financial Institutions Group and Country Head Singapore. He manages a team of analysts in Japan and Singapore.The team has responsibility for rating financial institutions, including banks,securities firms and other non-bank financial institutions in Japan, South and South East Asia.Graeme has analyzed financial institutions globally for more than 15 years.
Before joining Moody’s, Graeme worked as a sell-side equity analyst at CLSA and Morgan Stanley. Prior to that, Graeme worked for The Bank for International Settlements,where he was involved in risk management and regularly conducted training for central banks throughout the world, particularly in Latin America.He has also worked for other leading financial institutions, such as UBS and S&P,and began his career at the Bank of England. He has worked in London,Switzerland, Tokyo and Singapore.
Graeme has Master’s degrees from the School of Oriental and African Studies,University of London, and Kobe University, where he studied Economics.
Gilbert Kohnke serves as Group Chief Risk Officer of the Company. He has Master of Business Administration, University of Hawaii, Manoa, Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting), University of Windsor, Canada, Bachelor of Arts (Economics), University of Western Ontario, Canada. He has over 30 years of experience in global financial institutions, with a proven track record of risk expertise. He was the Group Chief Risk Officer for Danske Bank AS and OCBC Bank. FY2019 Key Achievement(s): Led Group Risk’s transformation to be enterprise and strategic-focus driven. Significant enhancements achieved in Credit, Portfolio Management, Non- Financial Risk areas, people practices, and training.
Mr. Dmytro Kolechko holds a Master’s degree in International Business Administration from Kiev National University of Economics. He has over 20 years of working experience in banking industry, with over 14 years in senior leading positions in risk management, including Chief Risk Officer (CRO) at Raiffeissen Bank Ukraine, CRO at Alfabank Ukraine, and CRO for Hypo-Alpe-Adria Bank in Bosnia and Herzegovina. Since 2015 he has held the position of Head of Risk Management Division (CRO) at Vietnam Prosperity Bank (VP Bank).
Warren Kornfeld is a Senior Vice President in Moody’s Financial Institutions Group covering mortgage, credit card, student loan banks and finance companies as well as Government Sponsored Enterprises (FHLBanks, Farm Credit, Fannie and Freddie).
Prior to joining the Financial Institutions Group, Warren was a Managing Director for Structured Finance Administration overseeing key strategic initiatives and prior to that Warren co-headed the Residential Mortgage- Backed Securities (RMBS) team as well as headed up the U.S. Servicer Ratings team.
Warren joined Moody’s in 2001. Prior to Moody’s, Warren held senior investment banking positions with William Blair & Co., The Industrial Bank of Japan and Bickford & Partners focusing on a securitizations of a wide range of asset types, including residential mortgages, equipment lease, auto loan and lease, consumer assets and commercial receivables.
Warren holds a B.S. in Finance and Decision Sciences from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.
Christine Kuo is a Moody’s Senior Vice President and Group Credit Officer overseeing financial institutions in Asia Pacific. Based in Singapore, she is responsible for promoting the quality and consistency of ratings and rating practices.Christine worked in Moody’s Hong Kong office between 2012 and early 2019,where she was a lead analyst covering large regional banks and Chinese financial institutions. She has also managed Moody’s Greater China banking team, in mainland China, Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan.Before moving to Hong Kong, Christine was the team leader for Moody’s banking analysts in Singapore, responsible for covering banks in Southeast Asia and India.
Prior to joining Moody’s in 2006, Christine was First Vice President and Head of Fubon Financial Holding Company’s Corporate Development Division, where her major responsibilities were strategic planning and investor relations. Christine has also worked for Morgan Stanley in equity research for the financial sector, with Taiwan Ratings on financial institutions and corporate ratings, UBS in treasury marketing and trading, and Taiwan’s central bank in economic research.Christine graduated with a BA (Honors) and MA in Economics from the University of California, Los Angeles. She is a CFA charterholder and a certified FRM.
Alain Laurin heads the Financial Institutions group with responsibility for ratings on banks in France and the Benelux since June 2013. Between 2008 and 2013 Alain was Regional Credit Officer for the Europe, Middle East and African region (EMEA).
Prior to joining Moody’s in August 2008, Alain was at Banque of France for 25 years where he held several positions in the International department – including a seven-year secondment to the World Bank – and at the Banking Commission where he was Director of off-site supervision between 2006 and 2008.
Alain holds a Master Degree in Economics (University of Bordeaux) and Sciences Po (Bordeaux).
Mike is the Chief Executive Officer of the Customer Owned Banking Association(COBA), the industry body for Australia’s credit unions, building societies and mutual banks, following his appointment on 4 December 2017.
In April 2018, Mike became a Director of the World Council of Credit Unions (WOCCU), the peak international body for the credit union movement globally and in 2019 was appointed a Director of the Australian Mutuals Foundation.
Mike has over 30 years experience in financial services, primarily gained with AMP Bank and National Australia Bank.
Mike was Managing Director of AMP Bank for 8 years and prior to this, Mike under took senior roles in all distribution channels of banking, namely, Corporate,Commercial and Retail and having done so across three continents, Australia, UK and USA.
Mike is passionate about community involvement and using his skills that have been acquired over a very fortunate career in playing his part in helping others,more recently as Vice Chair of Heart Research Australia and the many activities associated with Special Needs.
Sophia Sinae Lee is an Associate Managing Director in Moody’s Financial Institutions Group. Based in Hong Kong, she oversees the ratings team that is responsible for financial institutions in Hong Kong, Korea, Mongolia and Taiwan,and non-bank financial institutions in China.
Sophia joined Moody’s in 2013 and prior to that spent seven years at Deutsche Bank in Hong Kong as an equity analyst. She has also held positions in Korea at Bank of Korea and Korea First Bank.Sophia holds an MBA from the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School and a BA in Russian Language and Literature from Korea University.
She is also a CFA charterholder.
Swee-Ching Lim is a Portfolio Manager with Western Asset and has more than 21 years of experience. Prior to joining the Firm in 2012, Mr. Lim served
as a Credit Analyst in Portfolio Management with Barclays Capital, a Research Analyst with Morgan Stanley and an Investment Banking Analyst with UBS.
Mr Lim holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Dartmouth College.
Edmund Lin is a founding member of our Southeast Asia business. He has served as the leader of our global Financial Services practice and advises the world’s leading financial institutions on their most critical business issues.
Ed advises leading global and domestic financial institutions across Asia, Europe and the United States on growth strategy, mergers and acquisitions and large transformation programs. He is also an expert on strategic planning, change management and organization design.
Ed joined us in San Francisco in 1990 and relocated to Singapore in 1994 to help found our Southeast Asia practice.
In his personal time, he serves on the Singapore Management University Board of Trustees and also chairs its Audit Committee. He also serves as Chairman of the SMU Lee Kong Chian School of Business Advisory Board.
Further, Ed is a member of Young Presidents Organization and leads the Lin Foundation with his wife, Trina Liang-Lin.
He holds an MBA, with distinction, Beta Gamma Sigma, from the Northwestern University Kellogg Graduate School of Management. He also earned a B.S. in Business Administration from the University of California, Berkeley.
Stephen Long is a Managing Director co-responsible for Moody’s global bank ratings. He is based in Hong Kong and primarily focuses on bank ratings in the Asia Pacific region. He is also responsible globally for Moody’s ratings of non-bank financial institutions. Stephen has a long career in Asia.
Before joining Moody’s in 2010, he worked as the head of J.P. Morgan's Asia rating advisory team, and before that, he headed the firm's Asia credit research team. As well as managing the overall team, he was responsible for its research on Asian banks.His experience also includes senior positions at other leading financial institutions,and he began his career as a banking regulator at the Bank of England. He has worked in London, Paris, Hong Kong and Tokyo.
Stephen is a graduate of the University of Oxford, where he read Philosophy,Politics and Economics.
Rachel Lord, Senior Managing Director, is Head of Europe, Middle East and Africa for BlackRock and is a member of the Global Executive Committee. Ms. Lord also chairs the EMEA Executive Committee and is the Global Executive Sponsor of the Women's Initiative Network.
Prior to assuming her current role in September 2017, she was EMEA Head of iShares and Head of Global Clients, ETF and Index Investments. Ms. Lord joined BlackRock in November 2013 from Citigroup where she was the Global Head of Corporate Equity Derivatives. She joined Citigroup in 2009 after thirteen years at Morgan Stanley, where she had a variety of senior roles in the equities and capital markets businesses, in London and Hong Kong.
Ms. Lord qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 1990 with Arthur Andersen, following which she worked in structured finance for five years before moving into equity derivatives. She graduated in 1987 from the University of Leeds with a BA (Hons) First Class in International History & Politics.
Guillaume Lucien-Baugas joined Moody’s in September 2007 and is based in Paris in the Financial Institutions Group where he has responsibilities for rating a number of banks in France and the Benelux. Prior to joining the Financial Institutions Group, he was part of the Structured Finance Group at Moody’s, rating CDO and CLO transactions.
He started his career in asset management at Eiger Capital Limited in London, where he was a senior credit analyst in the fixed income markets.
Mr. Lucien-Baugas holds a masters degree in Finance and Management from Dauphine University (Paris IX) and a postgraduate certificate in Finance from ESCP Europe. He is a CFA Charterholder.
Louise joined Moody’s in November 2016 and is the lead analyst for most large Nordic banks.
Prior to joining Moody’s, Louise spent nine years at Standard & Poor’s. She initially worked as a senior credit analyst in the Sovereign and International Public Finance Group, and thereafter in the Financial Institutions Group - during the global financial crisis. The last 4 ½ years at S&P, Louise headed up the rating agency’s Banking Industry Country Risk Assessments (BICRAs), the key element of bank ratings, globally.
Prior to working at Standard & Poor’s, Louise spent ten years at the European Commission in Brussels, primarily working with macroeconomic forecasts and analysis at the Directorate General for Economic and Financial Affairs (DG ECFIN), and a couple of years working with EU affairs at the Swedish Ministry of Finance and Central Bank. Louise holds a Master of Science in Business Administration and Economics from Uppsala University.
Sean Marion is Managing Director in the Financial Institutions Group, based in London. He is responsible for Moody’s analytic teams that rate banks and nonbank financial companies in the Nordics, Baltics, South-Eastern Europe and emerging markets in Middle East and Africa. Prior to relocating to London in 2011, Mr. Marion held various positions of progressive responsibility in Moody’s, including working in the firm’s offices in Mexico City and Toronto.
Before joining Moody’s, Mr. Marion worked for The Economist Intelligence Unit, conducting research on macroeconomic and country risk. Mr. Marion holds graduate degrees in economics from the Université Paris I (Sorbonne) and the London School of Economics. He also holds an undergraduate degree from Bishop’s University, Canada.
Mr. Marion is fluent in French and Spanish.
Laurie Mayers is an Associate Managing Director in Moody’s European Banking team. Laurie has responsibility for the analytical teams covering bank and non-bank financial institutions in the UK and Ireland as well as for the global investment banks located in EMEA and North America. Leveraging her risk and regulatory background, she also provides leadership within the Financial Institutions business unit on the cross jurisdictional implications for banks of the implementation of Basel III, the BRRD and TLAC/MREL requirements, UK ring fencing and Brexit.
Prior to Moody’s, Laurie’s most recent role was Manager of the Capital Management Team at the UK Financial Services Authority (now the Prudential Regulation Authority), where she had responsibility for Pillar 2 capital assessments and firm-wide stress testing for the largest UK banks and building societies.
Laurie’s previous roles include Partner, Risk and Regulatory Advisory, Ernst & Young, Group Head of Basel 2 and a member of the Group Risk Executive Team at RBS, Global Head of Counterparty Credit Risk at RBS and previously, Principal and EMEA Head of Credit for Morgan Stanley International. Laurie began her career at as a staff economist at the New York Mercantile Exchange , and subsequently worked as a lending officer in the Commodity Finance Division at Chase Manhattan Bank following completion of their credit analyst training programme.
Laurie holds a Master’s Degree in International Affairs (with a specialisation in International Economics) from Columbia University SIPA and a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Economy from Williams College, Williamstown, Massachusetts.
Mr. Sunil Mehta is the Chief Executive of Indian Banks' Association (IBA) which acts as a representative of over 253 member banks and associate members operating in India and plays a collaborative role between banks, regulators and government in improving customer service with a focus on digital banking. Prior to this Mr. Sunil Mehta served as the MD & CEO of Punjab National Bank. He is a seasoned banker with over 37 years of rich experience.
He holds Master’s degree in Agronomy, MBA in Finance and is a Certified Associate of Indian Institute of Bankers (CAIIB). He started his banking career as an Agriculture Field Officer at Allahabad Bank in 1982. Prior to assuming the position of MD & CEO, PNB, he was Executive Director of Corporation Bank.
During the course of his career, he held various important positions in view of his expertise in agriculture, retail, credit and planning & development. He was a member of Govt. of India delegation to Israel in the year 2000 for study of Developmental Model of Hi-tech Agriculture for exploring its implementation in India. He has also attended Management Development Programme at IIM, Kolkata and participated in a seminar on Economic Challenges being faced by developing Economics at Istanbul, Turkey. For his exceptional leadership skills and transformational initiatives, Mr. Sunil Mehta was awarded with “Top Rankers Excellence Award for Entrepreneurial Path Breaker” at 20th National Management Summit organized by Top Rankers Management Club, Delhi in the year 2019.
During his incumbency as MD & CEO of PNB, the Bank has won several prestigious awards and accolades:-
- “Best Performing Bank” among all PSBs under EASE by Government of India. PNB received recognition in four out of the six key themes envisioned under EASE i.e., Customer Responsiveness (Winner), Responsible Banking (Winner), Credit Off-take (Winner) and Deepening Financial Inclusion & Digitalization (Runner Up).
- “Best in Financial Inclusion” for the year 2019 by Business Today and KPMG.
- “Best Performer in Account Growth Rate (Top Depository Participant) and Top Performer in New Accounts opened (Bank Category)” for the year 2018 by NSDL Delhi.
- “IBA Banking Technology Awards” for the year 2019 under the category of “Most Customer Centric Bank using Technology” (Runners Up).
- “Rajbhasha Kirti Shield” for implementation of Official Language Policy in Bank for FY’2017-18 under the category of Nationalized Banks and Financial Institutions in Region ‘A’.
- “Best Performing Public Sector Bank” (2nd Rank) in terms of Aadhaar Generation and Update by Unique Identification Authority of India, Government of India.
Mr. Sunil Mehta was also Chairman, Indian Bank’s Association (IBA); Chairperson, SWIFT User Group, India; Director, National Credit Guarantee Trustee Co. Ltd.; Member (Ex-Officio) on the Board of Trustee of Credit Guarantee Fund Trust for Micro And Small Enterprises (CGTMSE); Member Board of Trustee of Credit Risk Guarantee Fund Scheme (CRGFTLIH); Member of Governing Board of Indian Institute of Bank Management (IIBM) Guwahati. He was also a member of the Insolvency Law Committee (ILC), a standing committee constituted under the aegis of Ministry of Corporate Affairs and member of the Advisory Committee on Corporate Insolvency and Liquidation, IBBI, New Delhi.
Jason is a Vice President-Senior Analyst in Moody’s North American Financial Institutions Group and is the lead analyst for Canadian regional banks, pension managers, property and casualty insurers, and crown corporations. Jason is also the lead analyst for a portfolio of US regional banks. Jason joined Moody’s in 2014.
Jason had previously worked for Toronto-Dominion Bank, Sunlife Financial and Bank of Montreal. He also spent nearly a decade with the Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions (OSFI); the country’s national banking and insurance regulator.During his tenure at OSFI, Jason was the Operations Manager of the large bank and insurance supervision group from 2007 until 2011. He also gained international regulatory knowledge from briefings with the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency in Washington, D.C. and the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision in Switzerland.
Jason has a Master’s of Business Administration from Wilfred Laurier University in Waterloo, Canada and a Bachelor of Commerce from Carleton University in Ottawa,Canada. He is also a Chartered Financial Analyst and a Chartered Professional Accountant.
Swen joined Moody’s Investors Service in August 2010 as a member of the of the Financial Institutions Group. He is the lead analyst for several German, Austrian and Swiss banks.
Prior to joining Moody’s Swen was a portfolio manager and buy- side analyst for global banks and financial institutions with Deka Investment, Frankfurt. He graduated in Business Administration from Goethe University of Frankfurt and is a CFA Charterholder.
Frank Mirenzi is a Vice President – Senior Credit Officer in Moody’s Financial Institutions Group in Sydney. Frank covers a number of Australian major and regional banks. He is also the lead analyst for the Australian insurance sector.
Prior to join Moody’s in October 2013, Frank worked as an analyst, most recently with Royal Bank of Scotland plc, covering Australian banks and insurance entities.
He holds a Bachelor of Economics from Macquarie University.
Brian Moynihan leads a team of more than 200,000 employees dedicated to making financial lives better for people, companies of every size, and institutional investors across the United States and around the world.
In 2019, Bank of America was the only financial services company on Fortune magazine’s list of The Best Big Companies to Work For. Euromoney recognized Bank of America in 2018 as the World’s Best Bank and the World’s Best Bank for Diversity and Inclusion, as part of their annual Global Awards for Excellence. Bank of America is recognized as a top employer by Working Mother magazine and Military Times and by JUST Capital as the #1 most JUST company out of “Banks” industry. The company is also listed on Fortune magazine’s list of the Best Workplaces for Diversity and the Best Workplaces for Parents. It was also named one of the Best Places to Work for Disability Inclusion by the U.S. Business Leadership Network and the American Association of People with Disabilities. Bank of America was also named the 2019 Catalyst Award winner, honored for supporting the continued development, empowerment and advancement of women in the company and around the world.
Moynihan participates in several organizations that focus on economic and market trends, including as chairman of the World Economic Forum International Business Council, the Financial Services Forum, the Bank Policy Institute (chair), the Business Roundtable, the Clearing House, the American Heart Association CEO Roundtable (co-chair) and the Business Council. He is a member of the Federal Advisory Council of the Federal Reserve Board.
Moynihan leads the company’s Global Diversity and Inclusion Council and is a member of the museum council for the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture. Moynihan is also a member of the Brown University Corporation's Board of Fellows, the Catalyst Board of Directors, the Council on Competitiveness Board of Directors, the Congressional Medal of Honor Foundation Board and the Appeal of Conscience Board of Trustees.
Moynihan works with public officials, businesses and civic leaders at the local level through his participation on the Charlotte Executive Leadership Council (chair), the Massachusetts Competitive Partnership and the Partnership for Rhode Island.
Gautam is responsible for managing all risks areas across HSBC’s operations in Singapore covering all the global businesses across nine legal entities. He has over 23 years of experience in Risk & Compliance areas within the financial services industry, large part of which has been within HSBC doing a variety of country and regional roles across five geographies. His past roles include CRO HSBC Australia, Head of Wholesale Credit Risk for Asia Pacific & CRO HSBC Mauritius.
Gautam is very passionate about environmental issues, and works very closely with the industry to drive opinions. He co-chaired Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS’) Working Group that drafted the regulatory guidelines on Environmental Risk Management (EnRM) for banks, as well as the Chair of the sub-group looking at the risk management areas. He currently chairs the EnRM work-stream under the Financial Centre Advisory Panel (FCAP) on Green Financing formed by MAS to help develop the country’s road map to be a leading centre in this area, and is very actively involved with the industry in capacity building around EnRM in Singapore.
Over the past several years, Gautam has also been actively involved on innovation and with the Fintech ecosystem as well as Singapore Fintech Festival (SFF). He has been the advisor and mentor to a number of Fintechs (including two of the eventual winners at SFF), and privileged to be on the demo-day judging panel for the Global Hackcelerator programme at SFF 2019. He also sits on the selection panel to decide on the winners for the MAS Fintech awards announced at the SFF.
Sadia covers a portfolio of US regional banks and finance companies and joined Moody’s in 2020. Prior to joining Moody’s, Sadia held positions at the International Fund for Agricultural Development, the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, and the Bank of Scotland.
In this role, she is responsible for the overall corporate strategy of the company and its subsidiaries - covering Risk, Operations, Technology, Analytics and Digital Initiatives.
Under her leadership, the organisation has embraced digital transformation as a key business driver, with customer experience becoming at the center of all its initiatives. This has helped the firm achieve rapid business growth despite a tough external environment, and be accorded as a one of the leading NBFCs in the country, with a pan India presence. She has been adept at creating a work place that is conducive to nurturing talent and building employee loyalty.
Prior to joining Fullerton India, Rajashree was the CEO and Executive Director at India Infoline Finance Ltd (IIFL Finance), the NBFC arm of the IIFL group. At IIFL Finance, Rajashree successfully developed and executed a long term business vision, and created a robust organizational structure.
Before her stint with IIFL Finance, Rajashree has held several leadership positions within Standard Chartered Bank, where she spent 22 years and her last position at the Bank was as Head of Retail Products for India & South Asia.
Ms. Nambiar is an MBA from Jamnalal Bajaj Institute of Management Studies. Her hobbies include travel, reading and the outdoors.
Since joining Moody’s in November 1998, Peter Nerby has been responsible for analyzing and rating the investment banks, broker-dealers and exchanges within the U.S. securities industry. Peter is currently lead analyst covering Citigroup, Deutsche Bank and JPMorgan Chase. Peter came to the company with more than 15 years’ of experience in corporate finance, credit, and counter party analysis.
Prior to joining Moody’s, he led a team at Deutsche Bank that was responsible for managing the bank’s exposure to U.S. broker dealers. He also spent 12 years at JPMorgan and after completing JPM’s management training program, specialized in managing trading and derivatives counter party risk with regulated financial institutions and hedge funds.
Mr. Nerby holds a B.A. in Business Administration from the Richard Ivey School of Business at the University of Western Ontario. After graduation, he spent a year writing case studies on financial strategies of Canadian natural resource companies for use in the School’s graduate and undergraduate programs. He is a Chartered Financial Analyst.
Olivier Panis is a Vice President – Senior Credit Officer in the EMEA Financial Institutions Group based in Paris, covering a portfolio of European Global Investment Banks (GIBs) and non-GIBs. Olivier has also responsibility for coverage of bank ratings in French speaking African countries, among which Tunisia and Morocco.
Olivier joined Moody’s in Dubai in 2013 where he assumed responsibility for a portfolio of financial institutions in the Gulf Cooperation Countries (GCC) and North Africa.Prior to joining Moody’s in 2013, he was heading the Portfolio Management team for Corporate Banking Emerging Markets at Barclays. He started his career as a financial analyst at the French Ministry of Finance in Paris. Olivier Panis holds a MSc in Economics from the Université PARIS I (Sorbonne).
Anamaria Pieschacon is a Director and global Head of Model Validation for Consumer Credit Risk at Moody’s Analytics. She is responsible for leading validation projects around the world and contributes to the business strategy for the Economics business. Anamaria has specialized expertise in credit risk model validation and development, energy economics, and macroeconomic forecasting. Anamaria and the Moody’s Analytics team were recognized by Chartis Research as a Category Leader in Model Validation solutions in 2019 and 2020. Before joining Moody’s Analytics, Anamaria was a vice president in the Global Investment Research division at Goldman Sachs in New York. Anamaria holds an MA and PhD in Economics from Duke University (USA).
Marc is responsible for a global team which assigns credit ratings to insurers, asset managers, and investment and pension funds. He was previously a Credit Policy Officer and developed stress tests for banks globally during the financial crisis. Marc regularly speaks at industry conferences on trends and developments in the financial services sector. Marc is a sponsor of the Moody’s Network of CFA Charterholders, an active contributor to Moody’s employee professional development initiatives, and a coach in the Women’s Mentoring Program. Marc is also a member of the Asset Management Committee responsible for overseeing Moody’s retirement savings plans.
Having worked as a sell-side, buy-side and credit rating agency analyst, Marc has developed a unique perspective of the fixed income markets. A top-ranked analyst and manager at Merrill Lynch, Marc headed up several research groups, including Credit Research for Europe, Middle East and Africa, Credit Research for the Americas and Global Emerging Markets Fixed Income and Economics Research. He was also Head of Corporate Bond Strategy at broker/dealer Susquehanna International and a portfolio manager of the KBW Credit Opportunity Fund at a Keefe, Bruyette, & Woods affiliate, now part of Stifel Financial.
Marc received his MBA from Columbia Business School and a BA from Trinity College (CT).
Alberto Postigo joined Moody’s Inverstors Service in 2002. He is currently based inMadrid with responsibilities as lead analyst for a number of Spanish banks. Beforejoining the Financial Institutions Group, Mr. Postigo worked in the structuredfinance group for six years, mostly in the analysis and rating of ABS transactions.
Before joining Moody’s, Mr. Postigo worked at Lucent Technologies as a seniorconsultant in the switching and networking group. Mr. Postigo holds a degree inTelecommunications Engineering by the Universidad de Valladolid as well as adegree in Economics and Business Administration by the Universidad Autónomade Madrid.
Joseph Pucella is a Senior Vice President on the North American Banking and Finance Teams. Joseph covers a portfolio of US regional and community banks, Federal Home Loan Banks, non-bank commercial real estate lenders and business development companies. He joined Moody’s in 2004 as an accounting specialist.
Prior to joining Moody’s, Joseph held positions at Credit Suisse, Deloitte, and Arthur Andersen. Josephis a Certified Public Accountant and graduated cum laude from Villanova University with a Bachelor of Science in Accounting.
Donald Robertson is a lead analyst for global investment banks, securities firms and clearing houses, within Moody’s Financial Institutions Group. In this role he has responsibility for the ratings of a number of US and European banks, exchange operators, electronic market makers and clearing houses. Donald was the lead author of Moody’s rating methodologies for Securities Industry Market Makers and Securities Industry Service Providers, and played an integral role in their development and implementation. Donald is routinely involved in managing and contributing to special projects, including organizing Moody’s annual North American banking and finance conference.
Donald joined Moody’s in 2007 as an accounting specialist in Moody’s Enhanced Analytics Group. In this role, he originally focused on various non-financial corporate sectors, publishing research on complex financial reporting topics and helping educate Moody’s analysts on matters of accounting and financial reporting. Donald subsequently transitioned into Moody’s Financial Institutions Group to lead the development of Moody’s cross-sector rating methodology for Financial Statement Adjustments in the Analysis of Financial Institutions and helped develop and implement Moody’s system for capturing, adjusting and analyzing banks’ financial reporting. In 2013, Donald transitioned to a lead analyst role, and in that capacity he has covered most rated US securities firms.
Prior to joining Moody’s, Donald was a Director of Financial Audit at Siemens Corporation, responsible for leading a team conducting IFRS and US GAAP audits in the Americas’ region. Donald started his career at PwC, in the firm’s Glasgow, UK office. In 1998, he transferred to the New York Metro region, and was an audit manager with a client base in the pharmaceutical industry.
Donald is a CA and CPA (inactive), and holds an undergraduate degree from the University of Glasgow.
Alessandro Roccati joined Moody’s in May 2012 as a Senior Vice President in the Financial Institutions Group, based in London. His portfolio includes large European banks.
Prior to joining Moody’s, Alessandro spent fifteen years in equity research as a Senior analyst covering European banks at global investment banks: Macquarie,Man Group, Credit Lyonnais and Nikko Securities. He started his career as a credit analyst covering European banks at UniCredito. Alessandro graduated in Economics from Bocconi University in Milan
Alessandro Roccati joined Moody’s in May 2012 as a Senior Vice President in the Financial Institutions Group, based in London. His portfolio includes large European banks.Prior to joining Moody’s, Alessandro spent fifteen years in equity research as a Senior analyst covering European banks at global investment banks: Macquarie,Man Group, Credit Lyonnais and Nikko Securities. He started his career as a credit analyst covering European banks at UniCredito. Alessandro graduated in Economics from Bocconi University in Milan.
Michael Rohr is a Senior Vice President and member of the Financial Institutions Group. Based in Frankfurt, he is responsible for Moody’s ratings for a variety of large financial institutions – including the investment banks – in Switzerland and Germany. Michael joined Moody’s in March 2012.
Prior to his current function, Michael spent 16 years in equity research, asset management and retail banking, holding various positions at both sell-side and buy-side equity research firms and universal banking institutions focused on analyzing European banks.
Michael received a Bachelor Degree in Business Administration from the Akademie Norddeutscher Genossenschaften (co-operative banks university) in Northern Germany.
Rita Sahu is a Vice President - Senior Credit Officer in the Financial Institutions Group of Moody’s Investors Service, covering a portfolio of US banks. She joined Moody’s in 2003 as an Associate Analyst and has had lead analytical responsibilities since 2005.
Before joining Moody’s, Rita held positions with J.P. Morgan, primarily in counter party credit risk management, where she was responsible for monitoring and reporting on the firm’s global trading activities. Prior to J.P. Morgan, she was a compliance officer at Republic National Bank of New York. Rita began her career as a bank examiner for large regional and community banks with the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency.
Rita holds a BS in accounting from Rutgers University and an MBA in finance from Columbia Business School.
Shunsaku Sato is a Vice President and Senior Credit Officer with Moody’s Financial Institutions Group in Tokyo. His portfolio of responsibilities includes banks, as well as insurance, securities and finance companies, and government-related institutions.
Prior to rejoining Moody’s, Shunsaku worked as a ratings advisor in both the US and Asia for 14 years, advising industrial companies and financial institutions on the rating implications of M&As, financial strategies and capital structures.Before working as a ratings advisor, he was an analyst at Moody’s Investors Service in New York, where he covered US banks, finance companies and real estate investment trusts, as well as Japanese banks and insurance companies.
Shunsaku holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from the University of Washington in Seattle.
Carola Schuler is a Managing Director in the Europe, Middle East and Africa banking team, based in Frankfurt. In this capacity, she is responsible for Moody’s analytical teams that rate banks primarily in the Eurozone and Central and Eastern Europe as well as non-bank financial companies across Europe and emerging markets in Middle East and Africa. Carola has extensive experience in credit analysis and managing credit professionals.
Prior to joining Moody’s in 2008, Carola was a Director at the credit risk management division of Deutsche Bank where she worked in a number of different analytical and managerial functions in Germany and abroad, covering corporate finance, leveraged finance, financial institutions and sovereign risk across Europe, including time spent in Brussels (Belgium). Carola has a double German-French Diploma in Business Administration from Hochschule für Technik und Wirtschaft des Saarlandes (HTW), Saarbrücken /Germany and the University of Metz/ France.
Christian Sewing has been a member of the Management Board since January 1, 2015 and Chief Executive Officer since April 2018. On July 7, 2019 he took on additional responsibility for the newly established Corporate Bank and the Investment Bank.
He joined Deutsche Bank in 1989. From January until June 2015, he was responsible on the Management Board for Legal, Incident Management Group and Group Audit, and assumed responsibility for Deutsche Bank’s Private & Commercial Bank (including Postbank) between July 2015 and April 2018. He was Head of Group Audit from June 2013 to December 2014, prior to which he held a number of management positions in Risk. From 2012 to 2013, he was Deputy Chief Risk Officer. From 2010 to 2012, he served as the Bank’s Chief Credit Officer. He has worked in Frankfurt, London, Singapore, Tokyo and Toronto.
From 2005 until 2007, Christian Sewing was a member of the Management Board of Deutsche Genossenschafts-Hypothekenbank.
Ahmad Siddik Badruddin was appointed as Director responsible for Risk Management in March 2015 after joining Bank Mandiri as SEVP-Retail Chief Risk Officer in May 2014.
He is appointed as the CEO of BARa - Indonesia (Bankers Association of Risk Management)
He has had 29 years of banking experience primarily at Citibank/Citigroup with increasingly bigger international assignments and roles based in 7 countries in Asia (Indonesia, Singapore, Hong Kong and the Philippines), Europe (Germany, United Kingdom) and the U.S.A. (New York).
His last role at Citibank/Citigroup in New York City was Managing Director - Risk Management, responsible for the oversight of North America Cards & Private Label businesses (U.S. & Canada) and unsecured credit portfolios at 13 countries in the Asia Pacific region.
When he was based in London, U.K., he was Managing Director – Risk Management, responsible for the oversight of the consumer loan portfolios in 11 countries in Central/Eastern Europe and the Middle East Africa regions.
He joined Citibank in Indonesia as a Management Associate in 1990 upon graduation from the University of Texas at Austin, U.S.A. (Bachelors of Science in Chemical Engineering and MBA in Information Systems Management with merit scholarship from IBM).
Melina Skouridou is an Assistant Vice President and lead analyst for EMEA financial institutions, with a focus in Central and South Eastern Europe. In this role, she currently provides ratings analysis for a portfolio of banks in Poland, Hungary, and Slovenia. Prior to that she covered Norwegian and Cypriot banks, as well as financial institutions in Egypt, Israel, Romania and Bulgaria. This included large private, public, and state affiliated banks; small and mid-sized commercial lenders, and government-related institutions.
Melina joined Moody’s Limassol office in 2006, and started her Moody’s tenure covering financial institutions operating in the Gulf Cooperation Council. Prior to joining Moody’s, she worked as analyst for a local investment management firm conducting analysis for various securities and participating in the investment decision process.
Melina has an MSc Financial Mathematics from King’s College, University of London and a BSc Mathematics from the same school. She earned her CFA designation in 2009.
Dai Chang covers ADB’s sovereign operations in Public Management, Financial Sector & Trade Sector and consequent relationships with the governments, executing agencies, and financial institutions in the Central and West Asia region. Among the various projects he has worked on include; the USD 1 Billion Countercyclical Support Facility (CSF), USD 228 Million Small and Medium-sized Enterprises Finance Project, and USD 200 Million Supporting Micro, Small and Medium-sized Enterprises Finance Project for Kazakhstan, USD 100 Million Small Business Finance Project in Uzbekistan, and USD 25 Million Investment Climate Improvement Program in Kyrgyzstan. Concurrently as Head, Project Administration Unit, he is also responsible for project implementation, monitoring, and portfolio management of CWPF. Previously, he was responsible for commercial co-financing in the Private Sector Operations and was ADB’s focal point for the Asian Eximbank Forum.
Prior to his career at ADB, he was the Head of Project Finance and Syndication at Korea First Bank (KFB), covering the bank’s domestic and international project finance businesses, international debt capital markets and international financial advisory work. He has also held positions of Head of Planning & Strategy for International Banking, Head of Long-term Foreign Currency Funding and Head of International Syndication at various stages.
Before Korea First Bank, he has worked in various capacities as a currency trader/controller and investment manager at international investment and commercial banks. Overall, he has more than 30 years’ experience in the international financial sector and has arranged transactions and/or advised governments, major conglomerates and multinational corporations in the Asia Pacific region.
Dai Chang received an MA in International Affairs/Political Economy from Columbia University and a BA in Political Science & Diplomacy from Sogang University. He has also served in the Republic of Korea Air Force with a 1st Lieutenant Commission in the Air Force Headquarters, Air Force Intelligence and the 8th Fighter Wing.
Mr. Chartsiri Sophonpanich is President of Bangkok Bank, a leading Southeast Asian bank and Thailand’s market leader in corporate and business banking.
Bangkok Bank’s multi-tiered distribution platform spans more than 1,000 domestic branches and 240 business centers and business desks across Thailand serving more than 17 million customer accounts. Products and services are also provided through digital channels for business and retail customers including mobile and internet banking services.
The Bank has a long-standing presence across Southeast Asia, as well as in China, Japan, Hong Kong, Taiwan, the United Kingdom and the United States. Its international network includes more than 300 branches in 14 economies, the largest overseas network of any Thai bank. Its major international subsidiaries are PermataBank, Indonesia’s 12th largest bank by total assets, serving 3.75 million customers in 62 cities across the archipelago and a pioneer of mobile banking and mobile payment technology in Southeast Asia’s largest economy; Bangkok Bank (China), with six branches providing coverage across the major regions in China; and Bangkok Bank Berhad, with five branches across Malaysia.
Mr. Chartsiri holds Master’s degrees in management and chemical engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (US) and a Bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering from Worcester Polytechnic Institute (US).
Tomoya Suzuki is an Assistant Vice President - Analyst with Moody’s Financial Institutions Group in Tokyo.
He covers ratings across a portfolio of Japanese major banks and regional banks.
Before joining Moody’s, Tomoya worked in credit risk management at Credit Suisse in Tokyo and previously in credit investment at a Japanese bank.
Tomoya holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Finance and International Business from the University of South Carolina.
Rebaca Tan is an Assistant Vice President – Analyst for the Financial Institutions Group in Asia. Based in Singapore, Rebaca is responsible for the credit ratings of financial institutions in Vietnam and Thailand.
Prior to joining Moody’s, Rebaca worked as a banking regulator at the Monetary Authority of Singapore.
Rebaca holds a Bachelor in Accountancy (Honours) from Nanyang Technological University.
Eugene Tarzimanov is a Vice President–Senior Credit Officer for the Financial Institutions Group in Asia. Based in Singapore, he is the Lead Analyst for banks in Southeast Asia, including Singapore, Malaysia, Vietnam, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh.Eugene is also responsible for coordinating banking research across Asia Pacific,and actively represents Moody’s to regulators, investors and the media on analytical and methodological views.Eugene moved to Singapore from Moody’s Moscow office, where he covered the argest banks in Russia, as well as financial institutions in Europe and the Middle East.
Before joining Moody’s in early 2009, Eugene held senior positions during his five years with Standard & Poor’s, where he was responsible for the analysis of banks in Europe and the Middle East.He has also worked at the CEO’s office of Bank VTB, where he was responsible for inhouse research.
Eugene holds an MBA in financial management from New York’s Pace University,and a BSc in international economics from Moscow’s Finance Academy.
Dr. Michael Taylor is a Managing Director for Moody’s Investors Service. He is also Moody’s Chief Credit Officer for the Asia Pacific region. Michael leads regional research, particularly with a cross-sectoral and macro credit focus, as well as coordinating major regional analytical initiatives.
Michael joined Moody’s after a distinguished career in several leading central banks and international financial institutions, including roles at the Bank of England, the IMF — where as Resident Representative, he was closely involved in the resolution of the Indonesian financial crisis in the late 1990s — and the Hong Kong Monetary Authority as Head of Banking Policy. He was also the Advisor to the Governor of the Central Bank of Bahrain.
Michael has also had a distinguished academic career, including as Reader in Financial Regulation at Reading University. He has published widely on financial stability and financial regulation, and given seminars and lectures at the SaidBusiness School at Oxford University, at Harvard Law School, Columbia University,and The University of Hong Kong.Michael holds a bachelor’s degree as well as a doctorate from Oxford University.
He also holds a master’s in International Business Law from the University of London.
Main Professional Career
June 2019 Senior Managing Executive Officer, Member of Board, NEXI
June 2016 Chief Representative, New York Representative Office, NEXI
July 2014 Director for Textile and Clothing, Manufacturing Industries Bureau, Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry, METI
July 2012 Director for International Organization, Minister’s Secretariat, Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries
July 2010 Director for Financial Cooperation, Trade and Economic Cooperation Bureau, METI
July 2008 Director for Petroleum Policy, Agency for Natural Resources and Energy, ANRE, METI
June 2005 Economic and Commercial Counselor, Embassy of Japan in Italy
June 2004 Deputy Director, New and Renewable Energy Division, ANRE, METI
June 2002 Deputy Director, Corporate System Division, Economic and Industrial Policy Bureau, METI
May1999 Deputy Director, Financial Cooperation Office, Trade and Economic Cooperation Bureau, Ministry of International Trade and Industry, MITI
May1996 Economic and Commercial Attaché, Embassy of Japan in Republic of South Africa
June 1994 Deputy Director, Energy Efficiency Office, ANRE, MITI
May1992 Policy Planning and Coordination Division, Minister’s Secretariat, MITI
May 1991 Iron and Steel Industry Division, Basic Industries Bureau, MITI
April 1990 General Affairs Division, Basic Industries Bureau, MITI
Leroy Terrelonge is an Assistant Vice President in MIS’ Cyber Risk Group, where he works collaboratively with analysts across MIS lines of business to publish timely and relevant research on cyber risk and its impact on financial performance.
Leroy has more than 16 years of risk experience working in government, international education, tech startups and corporates. He recently joined Moody’s from Flashpoint, a threat intelligence company that researches cybercriminal communities, and previously worked as an analyst at the National Security Agency. He has been cited in both domestic and international media on cyber risk issues and has presented at cybersecurity conferences around the world.
Leroy graduated from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy with a Masters in International Business. He also holds an A.B. in Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations cum laude from Harvard University.
Allen Tischler is a senior member of Moody’s North American Banking Team covering a broad portfolio of US regional banks and custody banks. He is also Moody’s lead analyst on the Federal Farm Credit Banks and a number of Federal Home Loan Banks.Allen joined the team in 1999 as an Associate Analyst.
Prior to joining Moody’s, Allen completed a Management Associate program with the Dun & Bradstreet Corporation.
Allen holds a B.A. degree from Michigan State University and an M.B.A. from the University of Chicago.
Mr. Kenneth Tsao is the CEO of E.Sun Bank (China) Co. Ltd. The bank was established in 2016 as a 100% owned subsidiary of E.Sun Financial Holding Co. (2884.tw). Under Kenneth’s leadership, E.Sun (China) has become a leading bank among 14 Taiwanese banks in China. Kenneth is a seasoned banker with 25+ years experience in the Global Market, Corporate Banking as well as SME fields. Prior to his current position, he worked for Temasek/DBS China as the Managing Director from 2010-2016. From 2008 to 2010, Kenneth was hired as Head of Corporate/SME bank for TC Bank in Taiwan. Kenneth started his career as Citibank MA in 1992. He took on a variety of roles over 14 years in Citibank Taiwan/China including Treasury, Corporate Banking and SME departments. Kenneth was also recruited by Deutsche Bank Taiwan as the Head of Global Market /Treasurer between 1997-1999. Kenneth has a highly respectable reputation in the Greater China banking market and has maintained long-term relationships with major corporate clients and regulators.
Kenneth Tsao holds a MBA from National Taiwan University and a BS in Mechanical Engineering from National Taiwan University.
Andrea is responsible for managing Moody’s North America Banks and Specialty Finance Companies teams, comprising 12 analysts based in New York and Toronto.
Andrea joined Moody’s in 2011 and prior to his current role, he was based in London covering a portfolio of European Global Investment Banks (GIBs), non-GIBsand securities firms, including UK, French and Swedish banks.During his time at Moody’s, he worked on rated firms domiciled in different European countries, both from London and Paris. In addition, he spent six months in Hong Kong where he worked on Asian banks and securities firms.Prior to joining Moody’s, Andrea spent eight years at the UK Financial Services Authority (FSA) in various roles in supervision of banking and non-banking financial institutions. His experience at the UK financial regulator also included an industry secondment to Fidelity International in the UK, and an international second mentto the Autorité de Contrôle Prudentiel (ACP) Banque de France, the Paris-based French banking regulator.
Prior to working at the FSA, Andrea spent three years at Bloomberg Financial Markets in London as an analyst in the Global Data Department, and seven years with Banca Intesa in Italy where he worked as a private banker and as a corporate banker. Andrea holds a degree in Finance and Economics from the University of Cagliari(Italy) and an MSc in International Banking and Finance from London Metropolitan University. Andrea is a native Italian speaker and is fluent in English, French and Spanish.
Derek Vadala is the CEO of Cyber Assessments, a joint venture between Moody’s Corporation, a global credit rating agency, and Team8, a cybersecurity-focused company creation platform. Derek leads a team that is focused on creating a standard benchmark for communicating cyber risk to Boards of Directors and senior business executives in order to improve the global dialog about this important issue. Prior to leading this venture, Mr. Vadala was the Global Head of Cyber Risk for Moody’s Investors Service, responsible for developing capabilities for evaluating cyberrisk and incorporating those capabilities into credit analysis.
Prior to this role, Mr. Vadala served as the Chief Information Security Officer for Moody’s Corporation from 2013-2018, where he was responsible for global information risk and security across Moody’s businesses worldwide. He has over 20 years of experience in information security and technology management and has spoken and published on topics including security risk management for large enterprises and systems administration.
Srikanth Vadlamani is a Vice President – Senior Credit Officer for the Financial Institutions Group in Asia. Based in Singapore, he is primarily responsible for the credit ratings of banks and finance companies in India, Indonesia and Sri Lanka.
Prior to joining Moody’s, he was a Director in Daiwa Securities’ research department in Singapore, where he was responsible for the coverage of banks in the ASEAN region. He has also worked for other investment banks, including J.P. Morgan, Lehman Brothers and Nomura, where he covered banks and other financial institutions in India, Southeast Asia and emerging Europe.
Srikanth holds an MBA from the Indian Institute of Management, majoring in Finance and Economics.
Maria Celina R. Vansetti Hutchins is the Managing Director responsible for bank ratings in the Americas. In this capacity, Celina leads teams in Canada, the U.S., and in Latin America, with responsibility for roughly 250 ratings of financial institutions.
Prior to her current role she was the Managing Director for Latin American bank ratings.Celina joined Moody’s in 1997 as the lead analyst for Brazilian banks.Prior to joining Moody’s, Celina spent 16 years with Citibank, N.A. and was a Vice President in the Latin America Financial Institutions Division, in New York. She served in various lending and credit capacities at Citibank Corporate Banking and Financial Institutions Group in Brazil and the U.S.Mrs. Vansetti Hutchins holds a Master’s degree from Fundação Getúlio Vargas and aB.A. in Agricultural Engineering from Universidade de Sao Paulo, Brazil.
Maria Vinuela is a Vice President – Senior Analyst in the Europe, Middle East and Africa banking team, based in Madrid. In this capacity, she is lead and back-up analyst for a range of Spanish, Portuguese and Polish banks.
Prior to joining Moody’s in 2009, María was a senior auditor in the financial institutions group of Ernst&Young, where she was responsible for the audit of a large variety of financial institutions.
María has a B.A. in Business Administration from the Colegio Universitario de Estudios Financieros (CUNEF) in Madrid.
Julia is a senior executive withextensive experience in the private sector principally in finance, technology,sustainability and risk management. Currently she is Global Head of Government and Industry Affairs in Sustainable Finance and Risk for Refinitiv, one of the world’s largest providers of financial markets data, Infrastructure and Risk Intelligence.
She has spent the last 20 years in finance and capital markets predominantly with UBS Investment Bank, The Royal Bank of Scotland, AMP Capital investors and Refinitiv. Here she led teams,service delivery, transformations and market development in OTC Derivatives,Post Trade, Prime Brokerage, CRM, Risk technology and sustainable finance.
Julia now works with Industry to further advance the integration of sustainability into the financial system and consults on policy and regulatory reform to enable the transition to a low carbon economy. Julia is an Alumnus from the University of Canterbury, New Zealand and the University of Cambridge’s Institute of Sustainable Leadership.
Her publication ‘Sustainable Development Goals: Harnessing Business to achieve the SDG’s through finance,technology and law reform’ can be found on Amazon and any good book store.
Yulia Wan is an Analyst with Moody’s Financial Institutions Group in Asia. Based in Shanghai, she is responsible for a portfolio of banks in Mainland China.
Yulia has over 10 years’ experience in researching and analyzing Chinese financial institutions, including through roles at Accenture Co, Ltd in Shanghai, Xinhua Finance and Royal Bank of Canada.
Yulia got Chartered Financial Analyst designation in 2003. She holds an MBA from the Richard Ivey School of Business, and a BA and MA from the University of International Business and Economics in Beijing.
Mark Wasden is a Senior Vice President in the Financial Institutions Group. Based in New York, Mark oversees the ratings of a portfolio of US commercial finance companies, including commercial aircraft leasing companies, business development companies (BDCs), non bank commercial real estate lenders, and equipment leasing companies.
Prior to joining Moody’s in 2004, Mark was a director in Bank One’s large corporate banking division in Chicago, where he covered finance companies as a senior underwriter. During his 15-year career in commercial banking, Mark held positions in relationship management, credit management, and professional development.
Mark holds a Masters of Business Administration from the University of Michigan anda Bachelor of Science in Economics from Brigham Young University