Who is speaking at the Big Compliance Conversation: Singapore Conference?

Written by Jennifer Trenery on Friday October 12, 2018


Attending a live event can be a learning experience unlike any other. As professionals, we want to ensure that we are learning in a way that is most suited to our own personal preferences. Some choose to pore over books, while others prefer a more aural way of learning.  


Live events, done well, can be unparalleled for learning and professional growth. Conferences and live events provide those with a passion for practical, interactive learning the most rewards, particularly when keynote speakers and panel sessions are inspirational and engaging. Expert speakers offer insight and specialist commentary on a wide range of subjects that resonate with the audience.


But the biggest benefit, often reported by our delegates, is the genuine interactivity that attending a conference can bring.


Big Compliance Conversation: Singapore Conference


ICA’s inaugural Asia-Pacific Conference is coming to Singapore on 21 November and is bringing a panel of subject matter experts including those from the ICA Fellowship. . Rather than being a sedentary exercise, those in attendance can get involved, ask questions and talk with their peers, making valuable connections and exploring ideas from a new perspective.


We are pleased to present a range of speakers and topics from the APAC regulatory and financial crime compliance community This year in particular, we have taken a keen focus on practical insights and skills which can be immediately applied in your role and organisation – broadening the considerations of the role of compliance and what can be achieved by proactive, knowledgeable compliance professionals. We are also very honoured that many of the sessions are hosted by Fellows of the ICA.


Keynote speaker Lydia Wee is the Deputy CEO at the Institute of Banking and Finance. Lydia was seconded to the Institute of Banking and Finance (IBF) in Nov 2016. The IBF works closely with the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) and relevant government agencies, industry associations, financial institutions and training providers as well as institutes of higher learning to provide a comprehensive suite of services ranging from setting competency standards and promoting skills development, to career advisory, job matching and placements. In her keynote session, Lydia will share her observations on how compliance activities are evolving in Singapore with changing business models and technology. She will explore how l gaining ‘compliance skills for the future’ will provide both opportunities and challenges for compliance officers.


With over 25 years of work experience, including 15 years’ compliance leadership experience with JPMorgan, Bank of America Merrill Lynch and PricewaterhouseCoopers in Singapore, Rohan Bedi, FICA – CEO and Founder of CSFC Singaporeis a true compliance expert. Rohan will be joining the panel session discussing ‘How can technology enable compliance?’.


Nick Harrison, FICA, Regional Head of AML Compliance Risk Management at Citi Private Bank will talk about ‘How does geopolitics influence your risk agenda?’. Nick will look at the geopolitical landscape in Asia and how around the world the dynamic is changing, including shifting regional politics, trade wars, sanctions and neighbouring adversaries. Managing financial crime across these borders and businesses generates challenges, and your programme needs to think ahead. Amidst the backdrop of recent geopolitical events, this session will discuss the need for businesses to consider how to manage against financial crime risk and accommodate it across their AML programmes.


Chionh Chye Kit, FICA, Co-Founder and Managing Director, Cynopsis Solutions is an ex auditor from PwC and as almost 20 years of financial and capital markets experience in Asia gained largely from working in Macquarie Group and ING Bank. His last role with Macquarie was Managing Director and Regional Head of Compliance, Asia. His session  ‘RegTech for FinTech: How can compliance work more effectively?’will look at how we combine deep regulatory and compliance expertise with smart use of functional and innovative technologies in order to offer cost-effective AML and CTF solutions.


Want to learn practical and valuable insight from this exceptional line-up?

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