Speakers’ Biography - BNP Paribas Hong Kong
BNP Paribas Global Markets Conference
Seiko Noda
Seiko Noda
Member of the House of Representatives,
Japan
 
 
Ms Seiko Noda is a renowned Japanese politician. She has been a member of the House of Representatives since 1993 and represents the first District of Gifu Prefecture, Japan. She is a mainstream conservative who affiliates herself with the ruling Liberal Democratic Party (LDP).
Ms Noda currently serves her eighth term in the House of Representatives as of October 2015. She took on the role as Chairperson of General Council of the LDP in 2012. Prior to that, she was appointed Chairperson of the Consumer Affairs Research Council in 2009. She was Minister of State for Science and Technology Policy, Food Safety, Consumer Affairs and Space Policy in the Aso Cabinet, and in the second Fukuda Cabinet in 2008. Between 1998 and 2003, she was assigned as Senior Director of the House of Representatives’ Committee on Internal Affairs and Communications, and Deputy Chairperson of Policy Research Council of the LDP. She was Minister of Posts and Telecommunications in the first Obuchi Cabinet in 1998 and appointed Parliamentary Vice-Minister of Posts and Telecommunications in the second Hashimoto Cabinet in 1996.
Ms Noda is a proponent of women’s rights. She also places top priority on children’s issues and the developmentally disabled.
Fan Gang
Professor Fan Gang
Director,
National Economic Research Institute
Chairman,
China Reform Foundation

 

Chairman, China Reform Foundation, and Director, National Economic Research Institute. Professor of Economics, Peking University and the Graduate School of Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (CASS).
He received his Ph.D in Economics from CASS on 1988. His publications include over 100 academic papers published in Chinese and English academic journals; and 12 books on Macroeconomics and Development Economics.
He is also an advisor to various departments of Chinese Central government and provincial governments. He served as an academic member of Monetary Policy Committee of People’s Bank of China for two terms during 2006-2010, and has been appointed back to the Committee again in 2015.
He is a guest professor of number of universities and graduate schools; and served as economic consultant to various international organizations and played leading roles in research projects commissioned by The World Bank, ADB, UNDP, OECD, etc.  He received Docteur Honoris Causa (Honorary Doctor) from University of Auvergne, France, and Royal Road University of Canada, in 2004 and 2011 respectively, and listed as one of “World’s Top 100 Public Intellectuals” jointly by Foreign Policy and Prospect, in 2005 and 2008 consecutively;and listed as one of “100 Global Thinkers” by Foreign Policy in 2010.
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Kishore Mahbubani
Dean,
Professor in the Practice of Public Policy
Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy
National University of Singapore
Kishore Mahbubani has had the good fortune of enjoying a career in government and, at the same time, in writing extensively on public issues. He was with the Singapore Foreign Service for 33 years (1971-2004). He served as Singapore’s Ambassador to the UN and as President of the UN Security Council in January 2001 and May 2002. He was Permanent Secretary at the Foreign Ministry from 1993 to 1998. Currently, he is Dean of the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, NUS.
He is the author of Can Asians Think?, Beyond The Age Of Innocence, The New Asian Hemisphere, The Great Convergence (selected by Financial Times as one of the best books of 2013), and Can Singapore Survive?
He was conferred the Public Administration Medal (Gold) by the Singapore Government in 1998 and the Foreign Policy Association Medal in 2004. He was listed as one of the top 100 public intellectuals in the world by Foreign Policy and Prospect magazines in 2005, and included in 2009 Financial Times’ list of top 50 individuals. He was selected as one of Foreign Policy’s Top Global Thinkers in 2010 and 2011. Most recently, he was selected by Prospect magazine as one of the top 50 world thinkers for 2014.
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Soichiro Takashima
Mayor of Fukuoka City,
Japan

 

Fukuoka City is the front runner of Japan’s effort to revitalize local economy.  Mr. Takashima succeeded in securing designation of Fukuoka City as a National Strategic Special Zone under Abe administration.
In 2010, at the age of 36, Mr. Takashima became the youngest mayor in Fukuoka City’s history. He was reelected in November 2014, securing a record number of votes.  As a young Japanese political leader, he has been active in promoting Fukuoka City at home and abroad.
By promoting deregulation and building a support system for startups, he has been a strong force in leading Japan’s startup movement and policies.   His activities extend to Europe and Asia, and he was nominated for the 2014 World Mayor Prize, which awards the Mayor of the Year among mayors around the world.
Nationally, Mr. Takashima has also assumed a variety of important leading positions, including a member of the Cool Japan Strategic Promotion Committee, and advisor to the Organizing Committee of the Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games 2020, amongst others.
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Adam J. Levinson
Founder,
Managing Partner and CEO,
Graticule Asset Management Asia (“GAMA”)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Adam J. Levinson is the Founder, Managing Partner and CEO of Graticule Asset Management Asia (“GAMA”). GAMA is an independently owned Singapore-based alternative investment management firm with offices in Singapore, London, New York and San Francisco.
Previously Mr. Adam Levinson was the CIO (Chief Investment Officer) and Founder of the Fortress Asia Macro Fund, Co-Chief Investment Officer of the Fortress Macro Funds and Chief Executive Officer of Fortress Investment Group (Singapore) Pte. Ltd. Mr. Levinson was also a principal and member of the Management Committee of Fortress (NYSE: FIG).
Prior to his move to Asia in 2010, Mr. Levinson was the Co-Founder and CIO of the Liquid Market Business of Fortress, beginning in 2002 with the Drawbridge Global Macro Fund, which evolved into the Fortress Macro Fund in 2009.
Prior to joining Fortress in 2002, Mr. Levinson was a fund manager at Tudor Investment Corporation and a proprietary trader for ten years at Goldman Sachs & Co., during which time he moved between Hong Kong, Tokyo, London and New York managing portfolios of G10 and emerging market risk. Mr. Levinson was also the Head of Foreign Exchange at Goldman Sachs Japan from 1998 to 1999.
Mr. Levinson is member of the Singapore Foreign Exchange Market Committee (FXEMC) and is on the Advisory Boards of the Greater Pacific Capital LLP and Worldwide Orphans Foundation (WWO).
Mr. Levinson serves on the Cornell University External Advisory Council for Internationalization. He is also a Board Member of the Detroit Children’s Fund.
Mr. Levinson received a B.A. in Government, Magna Cum Laude, Phi Beta Kappa from Cornell University.
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Alain Papiasse
Deputy Chief Operating Officer and representative of the Group General Management in North America,
BNP Paribas

 

 

 

 

 

Alain Papiasse is a graduate of the French business schools Institut Technique de Banque, the Centre d’Etudes Supérieurs de Banque (CESB) and the Centre de Perfectionnement aux Affaires (CPA).
Alain Papiasse started his career in 1973 when he joined Crédit Lyonnais. During his time there he progressed through different positions including Credit Analyst and Deputy Senior Banker before being appointed Executive Vice President of Crédit Lyonnais in the Americas in 1996.
In 2002, Mr Papiasse was made Vice Chairman of Crédit Lyonnais before becoming Vice Chairman of Crédit Agricole Indosuez Calyon in 2003 following the merger between Crédit Lyonnais and Crédit Agricole.
Alain Papiasse joined BNP Paribas in January 2005 as Head of Investment Solutions.
Alain Papiasse was made a member of the Executive Committee of BNP Paribas in 2005 and was appointed head of Corporate and Investment Banking (CIB) in April 2009. Following the integration of Fortis in 2009, Mr Papiasse was made a Director of BNP Paribas Fortis.
Alain Papiasse was appointed as Deputy Chief Operating Officer and Head of Corporate and Investment Banking on 1st December 2011. In 2014, he represents the Group General Management in North America.
Alain Papiasse is married, has two daughters and enjoys spending his free time with his family. In 2010, he was made Chevalier of the Ordre National du Mérite (a high-ranking French honour).
Robert McAdie
Robert McAdie
Global Markets Head of Research and Strategy,
BNP Paribas

 

Robert McAdie is the Global Markets Head of Research and Strategy where he is globally responsible for the Interest Rates, FX, Credit, Equities & Derivatives, Commodity Derivatives and Emerging Market strategy and views at BNP Paribas.
Dr. McAdie joined the firm in August 2010 from Barclays Capital where he was Global Head of Credit Strategy and Research, Equity Derivative and Convertible Bond Research, responsible for cash and derivative products as well as quantitative strategy spanning the credit and equity markets.
Before Barclays Capital, he was at Lehman Brothers where he was Executive Director and European Head of Credit Strategy and prior to that he was at Salomon Brothers where he was involved in quantitative emerging market and interest rate derivative research.
Prior to this, he was in academia and holds a PhD in Applied Mechanics and Applied Mathematics.
Kevin Rideout
Kevin Rideout
Managing Director,
Head of Business Development,
Global Markets Division

Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Ltd (“HKEx”)
Mr Kevin Rideout is the Head of Business Development – Global Markets Division of HKEx. He was the Head of Wholesale Execution Services, Asia and Chief Spokesman on the implementation of Stock Connect at the Citigroup in Hong Kong and before that, the Global Head of Market Infrastructures and HFT Clearing Group in London. Mr Rideout had 10 years of experience in Thomson Reuters. He held various positions in Thomson Reuters, including Regional Manager Hong Kong, Regional Director Japan and Korea, Managing Director Asia in Singapore and Managing Director – Global Head of Relationship Management and Sales in London for the Omgeo (DTCC) Division. Mr Rideout holds a Bsc (Hons) Environmental Chemistry from the University of Hertfordshire UK.
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Ashley Perrott
Managing Director,
Head of Pan Asia Fixed Income,
UBS Asset Management
Ashley Perrott is Head of Pan Asia fixed income within UBS AM and has over 30 years experience in fixed income markets. He and his team are responsible for the portfolio management of all Asia fixed income funds and mandates, covering both hard and local currency strategies. This also includes country specific portfolios, such as onshore China fixed income investments.
Ashley joined UBS AM in 2004 in the Sydney office, before moving to Singapore in 2008. He took on his current role in May 2012. Prior to joining UBS, Ashley gained extensive fund management experience covering a wide variety of investment markets and clients.
He was Head of Fixed Income at Westpac Investment Management for 5 years where his team was responsible for the management of all cash and fixed interest funds. Ashley has also previously worked as Head of Fixed Income at Barclays Global Investors (Australia) for 3 years and as a senior portfolio manager with AMP Investments for over 10 years, both in Australia and London.
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Ng Yong Ngee
Founder and CEO,
Tahan Capital Management
 
 
Mr Ng Yong Ngee has more than 21 years of trading investing and management experience. Prior to Tahan Capital Management, he spent 16 years at UBS where he was last the Head of EM Asia Fixed Income business. He was a member of the APAC and GEM FICC Executive Committee responsible for capital commitment, risk management and all operational and control matters.
Mr Ng also directly managed proprietary trading risk and led a large team of traders. Currently he is the Chief Executive Officer and one of the founding partners of Tahan Capital Management, and ultimately responsible for its capital allocation, portfolio construction and risk management.
Mr Ng graduated from Nanyang Technological University, Singapore with a Bachelor of Business degree with Honours and has a Master’s degree in Applied Finance from Macquarie University Sydney, Australia.
Patrick Mouratoglou
Patrick Mouratoglou
Coach of Serena Williams

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Patrick Mouratoglou is a French tennis coach of Greek descent, born on June, 8th 1970. His father, Pâris Mouratoglou is a well-known businessman, founder and president of EDF Energies Nouvelles.
Considered today as one of the most influent coach on the Tour, Patrick hit his first tennis ball at the age of 6 years old, and never stopped being around it since then. His coaching career started at the age of 26 years old, when he decided to create the Mouratoglou Tennis Academy, today known as one of the best in the world. In 1999, he welcomed and started coaching ATP player, Marcos Baghdatis, aged of 14 years old at that time. Whithin seven years, Patrick brought him to the top – Junior World #1, winner of the Australian Open in 2003, member of the prestigious ATP Top Ten.
Between 2007 and 2011, Patrick kept on going in his coaching career, and working consequently with Anastasia Pavlyuchekova, Aravane Rezaï, Yanina Wickmayer and Laura Robson. Four years made of new experiences, new titles, new objectives. During that period, the Mouratoglou Tennis Academy continued to grow, and welcomed in 2011 Jérémy Chardy. In March 2012, Patrick Mouratoglou started collaborating with Grigor Dimitrov, with the goal to bring him back to the Top 100. In five months only, this objective was reached, and Dimitrov was in the ATP Top 60.
September 2012 marked an important move in Patrick’s career, as he became Serena Williams coach. When their collaboration started, Serena just suffered from her first ever opening round defeat in a Grand Slam. Since then, Patrick and Serena worked hard together. Patrick brought Serena back to the #1 spot, and won the gold medal at the Olympic Games, 8 grand slams, 3 WTA Tour Championships and many other titles together.
Scott Reinhart
Scott Reinhart
Founding Partner and CIO,
Brawn Capital
With over 23 years of asset management experience across multi-billion dollar hedge funds, Scott Reinhart is accelerating the upcoming disruption in energy with the creation of Brawn Capital, a new investment vehicle dedicated to funding renewable energy opportunities across Asia. With solar at grid parity across 57 countries today and 80% of the globe by 2017, superior risk adjust returns are possible with low carbon solutions.
In 1993, Scott joined Citadel Investment Group, becoming Director of Portfolio Finance before joining Stark Investments as a Portfolio Manager in 1998. Scott joined Pine River Capital as a Senior Trader on the convertibles desk in 2013 and later set up and ran the Hong Kong office for Pine River Capital.
He has an MBA from the University of Chicago and a BBA from the University of Toledo.

 

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Julia Brickell
Head of Hong Kong Office,
Regional Climate Business Anchor & Program Lead – Cities,
International Finance Corporation (IFC)

 

IFC is a part of the World Bank Group focused on the private sector, providing investment (both debt and equity) and advisory services in developing countries. IFC’s advisory work serves governments, industries, and individual companies helping the private sector’s growth drive development in the frontier of emerging markets.
Julia Brickell is currently the Head of IFC’s East Asia Pacific Regional Office in Hong Kong, fronts IFC’s program in Climate Business in East Asia and Pacific and is also the IFC Program Lead for Cities in East Asia Pacific.  She has held a number of positions in IFC since she joined in 2003, including as IFC’s representative in Hong Kong, Cambodia and Lebanon, as well as serving in Washington DC and Egypt.
Prior to joining IFC, Julia was an executive at an international engineering and planning company.  She worked on urban transport and PPP projects throughout the Middle East, Europe and the United States.  She holds a bachelor’s degree in urban planning and city (Master of Science in City Economics).
Haslinda Amin
Haslinda Amin
News Correspondent and Anchor,
Bloomberg Television

 

 

Haslinda Amin is a news correspondent and anchor for Bloomberg Television. Based in Singapore, Amin has been at the heart of market makers and stories that have driven the transformation of Southeast Asia. Amin has reported on financial and political developments including the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation forums, the bloody anti-government clashes in Thailand, developments in Pakistan as well as President Barack Obama’s first visit to Asia.
Haslinda has interviewed a wide range of top newsmakers for Bloomberg Television, including Singapore’s founding father Lee Kuan Yew and Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard. She also conducted the first international television interview with Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak after he took office in 2009. Other notable interviews include U.S. Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner, former Federal Reserve Chairman Paul Volcker and billionaire Sheldon Adelson of Las Vegas Sands.
Amin began her career covering Southeast Asian politics more than a decade ago. She joined Bloomberg Television in 2002, and is the Southeast Asia correspondent for “First Up” and “High Flyers,” a special series of interviews with Asia’s business elite.
Amin graduated from the National University of Singapore, majoring in International Politics and English Language. She speaks Bahasa Indonesia.
Andreas Schaffer
Andreas Schaffer
Chairman/Co-Founder,
Avalerion Capital
Mr Andreas Schaffer is the Chairman and Co-Founder of Avalerion Capital, a sustainability investment and advisory firm that was established in 2013. It currently has 4 portfolio companies and provides advisory services to Fortune 500 companies on sustainability.
Before setting up Avalerion Capital, Mr Schaffer was the Sustainability Director in the Earth Observatory of Singapore (EOS) since 2010, responsible for the structuring of climate change and sustainability advisory spin-off company. He was a Contributing Author to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) 5th Assessment Report and a Co-Founder of a global cross-sector initiative on food security.
Prior to that, Mr Schaffer was an Associate Partner in the Southeast Asia practice on sustainability, focusing on corporate business portfolio strategy for SGX- and PSE-listed holdings. He was involved in the development of a USD100 million clean-tech venture debt concept for Singapore government agency and handled climate change impact scenarios for Prime Minister’s Office Singapore.
Mr Schaffer has over 20 years of experiences in climate change and sustainability strategies, of which 11 years in Asia. He is a regular speaker on sustainability approach with Fortune 500 companies and leading firms in Asia and was involved in executive education programs in Cambridge University, Berkeley-Nanyang and University of St. Gallen. He holds a Master of Arts in strategy and finance from University of Fribourg, Switzerland.
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Jon Harris
Head of Investor Coverage,
Financial Institutions Coverage,
Asia Pacific,
BNP Paribas

 

Mr. Jon Harris assumed leadership of the Investor Relationship Management (IRM) group in Asia Pacific in 2012. The IRM team looks to partner with select global clients to deepen and expand both the relationship and business.
Prior, Jon had been Regional Head of Equity Research, BNP Paribas Securities (Asia) since August 2006.
Jon joined BNP Paribas from Lehman Brothers where he was head of Equities Research in Asia ex-Japan. He has amassed over 23 years of experience in the industry. At Lehman, he was one of the five members of the Asia Equities Management Committee as well as the interim co-head of equity sales, managing and overseeing the Asia-based sales force.
From 1996 – 2003, Jon held various senior research positions within James Capel, HSBC Group and Goldman Sachs. He has a substantial knowledge of the Asian markets, having worked on the ground in Jakarta, Singapore, Seoul and Hong Kong.
A magna cum laude graduate of the Ivy League’s Brown University in the United States, Jonathan embarked on his research career in 1991 when he joined Guy Carpenter as an analyst in New York.
Brian Pohli
Head of Asia,
CQS
Brian established the CQS Hong Kong office in June of 2004 and presently manages the firm’s Hong Kong office and is responsible for daily management functions, including compliance and oversight for the operations of the firm.
Prior to joining CQS in 2004, Brian worked at CSFB in Hong Kong on the Equity Finance desk, having previously worked for Sanwa Bank in London where he was a principal and market maker for the bank’s U.S. treasury and agency primary dealership. Before this, he worked for Discount Corporation of New York where he established and worked in the firm’s bond trading operations in Hong Kong.
Brian holds a BA degree in Economics from Bates College, Maine.
Lawrence Au
Lawrence Au
Regional Head,
Asia Pacific,
BNP Paribas Securities Services
 
Lawrence Au is head of BNP Paribas Securities Services in Asia Pacific and a member of the Global Executive Committee. He is based in Hong Kong, from where he leads the business in the region which has more than 1,600 employees located in ten offices across seven countries.
Mr. Au is a highly experienced business executive with more than 30 years’ experience in the Asia Pacific financial industry. He has been at the forefront of the securities services industry since the early 1990’s when the global custody industry started to develop in the region. He was instrumental in pioneering the global custody business in the region for several major firms including Northern Trust, Bank of New York and JP Morgan prior to joining BNP Paribas in April 2010. Earlier in his career, he also worked in cash management and cross-border electronic banking. Mr. Au is a recognized thought leader in the region’s securities services industry, frequently speaking in conferences and featuring in industry publications. He was named Custodian Leader of the Year 2012 by Asia Asset Management, and Custodian Banker of the Year 2013 by The Asset.
Mr. Au holds a Master of Business Administration from the University of Queensland in Australia, and a Bachelor of Arts (Hons) from the University of Hong Kong.
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Haydn Shaughnessy
Co-Founder,
Disruption House
Haydn Shaughnessy is a leading author and speaker on the topic of “patterns of disruption” market restructuring and enterprise responses. His work on disruption and disruptive economics has been presented at the Global Drucker Forum, SIBOS, Harvard Business School publishing, Strategy and Leadership Journal, and Forbes.com  He is a member of the Platform Advisory Group at SWIFT,with whom he also developed a benchmarking index to measure innovation. He is the co-founder of the think tank and advisory firm The Disruption House, a fellow at the Center for Digital Transformation, University of California, and a lead analyst at Gigaom Research. His book The Elastic Enterprise was the first to document the current trend towards business platforms as a new operating model for firms and Shift: A User’s Guide to the New Economy is a thorough treatment of the emergence of new economic principles and new corporate strategy.
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Kun Shan
Director,
Fixed Income Specialist,
Global Markets,
BNP Paribas
Shan Kun is a fixed income specialist in Global Markets of BNP Paribas (China) Ltd, mainly covers China fixed income market. He works closely with flow credit trading team to provide trading strategy and conduct fundamental credit research on local bond issuers for internal and external clients. Before BNP Paribas (China), he worked at Robeco Asset Management in Europe for five years as a credit analyst. The managed fund mainly invests in global Investment grade (IG) and high yield (HY) corporate bonds.
 
 
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