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The Global transition finance summit convenes influential leaders from the public and private sectors for a high-level and proactive dialogue on meeting net-zero targets, while maintaining social and economic balance.

Centred on the key themes in transition finance, asset owners, pension funds and sovereign funds join policy-makers, central banks, development banks, fund managers and corporations to delve into the financial solutions, products and architecture required for the transition. On the agenda is how to facilitate the low-carbon transition by leveraging capital. According to the International Energy Agency’s Net Zero Emissions by 2050 scenario, the transition will require an additional $126tn from now until 2050, with almost half of this investment needed in the Asia Pacific region.

Taking place in Singapore, which performs a key role between East and West as well as the developed and developing markets, speakers and delegates are leveraged from the networks of the event’s founding partners: SGX Group, the leading global exchange in ESG and sustainability; and OMFIF, the independent think tank with a unique network among public sector financial institutions.

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Speakers

Thijs Aaten

Thijs Aaten

Chief Executive Officer
APG Asset Management Asia

Thijs Aaten is chief executive officer of APG Asset Management Asia. He has served in numerous managerial roles in the Netherlands and Hong Kong, most recently as chief finance and risk officer of APG Asset Management Asia. In this role, Aaten was responsible for risk management, compliance and finance. Aaten is also a board member of the International Swaps and Derivates Association. 

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Usman Akhtar

Partner and Head, Southeast Asia Private Equity Practice
Bain

Usman has more than 14 years of Bain experience, and has experience across a range of industry sectors, including technology, internet, consumer goods and retail, financial services and industrials/agribusiness. In his role in the Private Equity practice, he leads integrated diligence, post-investment value creation efforts, and fund/firm strategy in partnership with many of the leading financial investors globally and in the region.

Usman has deep accumulated experience in emerging markets growth equity and technology investing, particularly in the consumer tech and fintech realms. Much of the work he leads is for both investors as well as digital native businesses in emerging market Asia Pacific.

Prior to joining Bain in 2008, Usman worked as an associate in investment management and a manager in trade advisory.

He holds an MBA with distinction from INSEAD and a BA in Economics-Philosophy from Columbia University.

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Amanda Blanc

Group Chief Executive Officer
Aviva

Amanda Blanc is the Group CEO of Aviva, the UK’s leading insurance, wealth and retirement business. 

Amanda was born and bred in Wales, having grown up in the Rhondda Valley, and many of her family still live there. 

She started her career as a graduate at one of Aviva’s ancestor companies, Commercial Union. Following success in senior executive roles across the insurance industry, she came back to Aviva as CEO in July 2020.

Katrina-Cuthell

Katrina Cuthell

Senior Partner
Bain

Katrina Cuthell is a senior partner at Bain & Company in Sydney. She is a member of the financial services and customer practices with a focus on customer strategy, customer experience, loyalty, enterprise agile and digital transformations. She has experience in retail and business banking, and across the payments value chain for both issuers and acquirers.  

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Monica Bae

Director of Investor Practice
AIGCC

Monica Bae is Director of Investor Practice at AIGCC. She manages collaborative engagement with investors in Asia to build capacity and integrate climate-related issues in investment processes, and to increase capital flow into decarbonization to align with a 1.5 degrees future.

She oversees work across several thematic focus areas relating to Paris-aligned investments, energy transition, and forest & land use. She also leads the strategy development and oversees the AIGCC’s Forest and Land Use workstream that supports investors through capacity building and implementation to address deforestation within Asia’s context. She is passionate in facilitating the development of sustainable investments in Asia and is part of global and regional coalitions of leading financial institutions that spearheads sustainable finance initiatives.

Monica has over 16 years of experience in financial services and economic research, especially in managing private debt funds for Asian institutional investors and structuring investment products. Most recently, she was the regional lead in leading nature-positive engagement with Asian capital markets stakeholders at CDP.

Aurelia Britsch

Aurelia Britsch

Global Head of Climate Research
Sustainable Fitch

Aurelia Britsch is senior director and global head of climate research at Sustainable Fitch. She heads the climate research team, focusing on climate and transition risks for investors, corporates and financial institutions. Prior to this role, Britsch led Fitch Solutions Industry Research’s commodities fundamental analysis and price strategy, covering mining, metals and agribusiness.  

Herry Cho

Herry Cho

Managing Director and Head of Sustainability and Sustainable Finance
SGX Group

Herry Cho is managing director and head of sustainability and sustainable finance at SGX Group. She is involved in its sustainable finance strategic direction and implementation. Cho also pioneered in the development of Asia Pacific’s sustainable finance markets in her former role as the head of sustainable finance of the Asia Pacific region at ING Bank N.V. 

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Thu Ha Chow

Head of Fixed Income, Asia
Robeco

Thu Ha Chow is head of fixed income of Asia at Robeco. She was also portfolio manager and Asia strategist at Loomis Sayles & Co and head of Asian credit at Aberdeen Asset Management in Singapore. Chow also held senior fixed income positions at Deutsche Asset Management, Threadneedle Asset Management as well as investment banking positions at Credit Suisse First Boston.  

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Loh Boon Chye

Chief Executive Officer
SGX Group

Loh Boon Chye is chief executive officer of SGX Group. Loh has played a key role in the development of Southeast Asia’s capital markets. He is also involved in leading SGX Group’s efforts in sustainability and climate action, serving as an independent advisory committee member in the United Nations Sustainable Stock Exchange Initiative and co-chair of the Singapore Green Finance Centre advisory board 

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Paiboon Dumrongwaree

Assistant Secretary General
Securities and Exchange Commission Thailand

Paiboon Dumrongwaree is assistant secretary-general of fundraising at Thailand’s Securities and Exchange Commission. He is responsible for implementing fundraising policy and supervising of equity and debt issuers as well as disclosure rules and requirements. Dumrongwaree also has extensive experience in regulating venture capital and private equity  

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Snorre Gjerde

Lead Investment Stewardship Manager
Norges Bank Investment Management

Snorre Gjerde is lead investment stewardship manager at Norges Bank Investment Management. He is now part of a team focusing on environmental issues in the fund’s ownership department. Gjerde’s team focuses on financially material environmental issues, ranging from climate risk and biodiversity loss to how companies manage water resources and use oceans responsibly. 

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Ashish Goyal

Executive Vice President and Head of Asia Pacific
OMERS

Ashish joined OMERS in July 2019. Based in Singapore, Ashish is responsible for OMERS Capital Markets business in the Asia Pacific region, focusing on investments across the capital structure of Asian companies. Before joining OMERS, Ashish has built, managed, and led high-performance investment teams at leading global asset managers, based out of offices in Mumbai, Singapore, and Hong Kong, with management responsibility for more than US$20B in client assets. He has over 27 years of investment experience in Asia and global emerging markets. Ashish has a Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering from the College of Engineering, Pune, and an MBA from the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad. He is also a Chartered Financial Analyst. Ashish is actively committed to diversity and inclusion in the workplace. He serves as a mentor and a ‘Male Champion’ of the Financial Women’s Association Singapore.

Don Guo

Don Guo

Chief Investment Officer
Prudential

Don Guo is chief investment officer at Prudential. He has experience in investment management and capital markets, primarily with insurance and reinsurance companies in Asia, Europe and the US. He joined Prudential from Catalina Holdings, where he was chief investment officer for Asia and Europe, managing investments for Catalina's regulated insurance and reinsurance entities. Before joining Catalina, Guo was also chief investment officer at Asia Capital Reinsurance Group. 

Clive Horwood

Clive Horwood

Managing Editor and Deputy Chief Executive
OMFIF

Clive Horwood is Managing Editor and Deputy Chief Executive of OMFIF, where he is responsible for all content and helps set the strategic direction of the company. He joined in November 2020.

Prior to this, he spent 15 years as Editor of Euromoney, the leading publication for the global banking industry and capital markets, where he became the title’s longest-serving editor. During this time he interviewed and formed close relationships with many of the leading bankers and policy-makers globally, pioneering coverage on ESG issues from early in his tenure and making Euromoney the benchmark accreditor for financial institutions globally.

Clive started his career as a financial journalist as a reporter on Euromoney in 1993. He was Deputy Editor of Euroweek, the capital markets newspaper. He successfully launched Credit magazine in 2000, and was editor of Risk, the leading title for the global derivatives industry, from 2003 to 2005.

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Satoshi Ikeda

Chief Sustainable Finance Officer
Financial Services Agency

Satoshi Ikeda has been the Chief Sustainable Finance Officer (CFSO) at the Financial Services Agency of Japan (JFSA) since 2019.

In this role, he covers a wide range of issues concerning sustainable finance which includes, among other things, designing Japan’s own transition finance framework based upon disclosures of transition plans and emissions data aligned with Task Force on Climate Related Disclosures (TCFD) and other international standards.

He currently serves as Co-chair of the Working Group on Transition Finance of the International Platform on Sustainable Finance (IPSF). He also co-led the Workstream on Climate Disclosures of the Financial Stability Board Standing Committee on Supervisory and Regulatory Cooperation (FSB SRC), the Workstream on ESG Data and Ratings of the International Organization of Securities Commissions Sustainability Taskforce (IOSCO STF), and the Working Group on Sustainability Disclosure of the International Platform on Sustainable Finance (IPSF)

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Ma Jun

Founder and President
Institute of Finance and Sustainability

Ma Jun is the founder and president of the Institute of Finance and Sustainability, based in Beijing. Ma is also the Chairman of Green Finance Committee of China Society for Finance and Banking, Co-Chair of G20 Sustainable Finance Working Group, Co-Chair of the Steering Committee of the Green Investment Principles for the Belt & Road, Co-Chair of IPSF Working Group on Sustainable Finance Taxonomy, Chairman and President of Hong Kong Green Finance Association, President of Beijing Green Finance Association, Adjunct Professor at National School of Development of Peking University, and Vice President of China International Economic Relations Association. 

Ma was a member of the PBOC’s Monetary Policy Committee, and the Directors of the Center for Finance and Development and Research Center of Green Finance at Tsinghua University. Between 2014 and 2017, he served as the Chief Economist at the People’s Bank of China (PBOC)’s Research Bureau and a member of the central bank’s Macro-Prudential Committee. Before joining the PBOC, he worked for 13 years at Deutsche Bank, where he was Managing Director/Chief Economist/Investment Strategist for Greater China. During 1992-2000, he worked as a senior economist and economist at the World Bank and the IMF. From 1988-1990, he was a research fellow at the Development Research Center of China’s State Council. 

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Ali Al Khalifa

Chief Executive Officer
Bahrain Future Generations Reserve Fund Council

Ali Salman Ali Al Khalifa is chief executive officer of administrative and technical apparatus at the Future Generations Reserve Funds Council. He was also formerly director of investments, where he was involved in strategic asset allocation and the transition to an effective stabilisation fund for the Kingdom of Bahrain. Before joining the Future Generations Reserve Funds Council, he held positions in investment banking and wealth management in the Europe, Middle East and Africa region. 

Hiroshi-Komori

Hiroshi Komori

Member
International Sustainability Standards Board

Hiroshi Komori is a member of the International Sustainability Standards Board. Before joining the ISSB, he was senior director and head of stewardship of the ESG division at the Government Pension Investment Fund in Japan. Prior to this, he worked for Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Bank, where he created an investor relations consulting service for Japanese companies and Saitama Bank (now Resona Bank).  

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Beatriz Laranjeira

Policy Officer
European Commission
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Weylin Liew

Portfolio Manager and Head Active Engagement
GIC
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Cindy Lim

Chief Executive Officer
Keppel Infrastructure Holdings

Cindy Lim is chief executive officer of the infrastructure division of Keppel Corporation. Lim has held various leadership positions, including as director of group corporate development of Keppel Corporation Limited and concurrently as managing director of Keppel Urban Solutions, an end-to-end master developer of integrated smart and sustainable precincts and townships in the Asia Pacific region.  

Ed Lin

Edmund Lin

Partner and Chairman, Southeast Asia
Bain

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.

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Leong Wai Leng

Managing Director and Regional Head of Asia Pacific
Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec

Leong Wai Leng is Head of Asia Pacific at CDPQ. She is responsible for the regional management of CDPQ Global in Asia Pacific. Based in Singapore, she coordinates all CDPQ activities in the region and ensures optimal positioning and outreach. CDPQ has offices in Singapore, New Delhi, Shanghai and Sydney in Asia Pacific. She has an extensive business network in China and in South-East Asia, including in Singapore. Over the course of her career, she has worked in both the buy and sell sides of the industry, in developed and developing financial markets. 

Before joining CDPQ in 2018 as Managing Director, Strategic Partnerships, Asia, Ms. Leong was Managing Director and Head of Business Management Unit at the Bank of Singapore, a wholly owned subsidiary of OCBC Bank. Prior to that, she was the Chairman and CEO of OCBC Bank (China). In 2010, she became the first banker from a non-Japanese Asian bank to win a Gold Magnolia Award, one of the highest recognitions from the Shanghai government. Perhaps most noteworthy was the fact it was the Chinese regulatory body, CBRC (Central Banking Regulatory Commission), that nominated her for this award. 

Leslie Maasdorp

Leslie Maasdorp

Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
New Development Bank

Leslie Maasdorp is vice-president and chief financial officer of the New Development Bank. He served as managing director and president of Bank of America Merrill Lynch for southern Africa. Prior to that, he held a dual role as vice-chairman of Barclays Capital and Absa Capital. Before his 13 years as a global investment banker, he served in several senior leadership roles in the government of South Africa.

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Emma McGarthy

Head, Sustainable Policy Institute
OMFIF

Emma is Head of the Sustainable Policy Institute. She is responsible for leading and managing the team to deliver the institute’s overall business objectives through a pipeline of reports, journal publications and events. Emma develops the strategy and editorial scope across these projects and supports senior engagement with central banks, regulators, financial services across the sustainable finance space.

Prior to joining OMFIF, Emma worked for several years as a conference producer, developing and running international conferences in the tech, legal and finance sectors, leading on content, research and building key industry relationships. Before this, she was a team leader for a local community development project based in Kenya.

Emma has a MSc in International Development from the University of Amsterdam, and a BSc in History and American Studies from Sussex University.

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Carsten Mueller

Regional Industry Director, Manufacturing, Agribusiness and Services, Asia
International Finance Corporation

Carsten is the Regional Industry Director for MAS in Asia. During his 25 years at IFC, Carsten, a German national has been appointed to various industry and regional positions at IFC’s headquarters and offices in Europe, the Middle East and Africa. Prior to his current appointment, he was the Global Equity Head responsible for equity and mezzanine investments in the manufacturing, agribusiness, and services (MAS) sectors. He was also an investment committee member for IFC’s venture capital investments. He also served as the Regional Industry Head for MAS in Europe; Middle East & North Africa based in Istanbul. Carsten’s other leadership roles included the head for IFC’s operations in Turkey, the Regional Industry Manager responsible for manufacturing, agribusiness and services in Africa based in Johannesburg and the portfolio manager for manufacturing and services in the Middle East and North Africa, based in Cairo. Prior to this, he was a Principal Investment Officer at the Global ICT Department in Washington D.C. and in Istanbul where he managed all aspects of project sourcing, analysis, and execution as leader of diverse project teams of telecom finance transactions. He holds a Master's Degree in Business Administration and Mechanical Engineering from the University of Darmstadt, Germany.

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Liew Tzu Mi

Chief Investment Officer, Fixed Income & Multi Asset
GIC
Liew Tzu Mi is chief investment officer for fixed income & Multi Asset at GIC. She oversees the fixed income and multi-asset portfolio. She was previously responsible for the emerging markets and foreign exchange business, then headed up the macro research and strategy team and the global macro business. She chairs GIC’s currency risk management committee and the Sustainability Committee which drives the integration of sustainability into GIC’s investment and corporate processes.  
 
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John Orchard

Chief Executive Officer
OMFIF

John Orchard is Chief Executive Officer of OMFIF, taking over on 1 January 2020.  He chairs OMFIF’s executive committee and is a member of the OMFIF board.

Up to November 2019 John was a member of Euromoney’s management board, having started with the London stock market-quoted global information business in 1994. John oversaw all aspects of Euromoney’s £65m turnover finance and banking division, comprising Euromoney, the publishing and events business, GlobalCapital, the primary capital markets news, data and events service, and IMN, the New York-based securitisation and real estate events business. He presided over events and publications to mark Euromoney’s 50th anniversary, including the organisation’s celebratory dinner on 10 July 2019 at the London Hilton with 500 senior bankers and their teams.

Orchard has a double honours degree in German language and European history from the University of East Anglia, where he studied under the tutorship of the writer W.G. Sebald.

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Corrine Png

Regional Head of Equities Research and Stewardship
AIA Group

Corrine Png heads the Regional Equities Research and Stewardship team at AIA Group. She has 22 years of equity research, investment and managerial experience at J.P. Morgan, Citi, HSBC and was also the Founder/CEO of Crucial Perspective.

At AIA Group, Corrine leads a team of 35 equity research analysts based in 8 markets in Asia, who are responsible for supporting the investment programme with their bottom-up fundamental research analysis and collaboration. She also heads the Group-wide stewardship efforts, driving the integration of ESG considerations into the research and investment process; supporting AIA’s journey towards Net Zero by 2050. In her current role, Corrine works closely with and manages relationships with key stakeholders across a broad range of functions and countries. 

Prior to joining AIA, Corrine was highly ranked by the global asset management community as being among the world's top equity analysts in multiple prestigious awards by Asiamoney Brokers Poll, Hong Kong Society of Financial Analysts, Institutional Investor, Refinitiv Starmine Awards.

Corrine’s research has been cited by almost all major international media outlets, including but not limited to: AFP, BBC, Bloomberg, Caixin, CNA, CNBC, CNN, FinanceAsia, Financial Times, Forbes, Le Monde, New York Times, Nikkei Asian Review, Reuters, SCMP, SMH, BT, Edge, Guardian, ST, WSJ.  

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Kim Rosenkilde

Chief Investment Officer
Singlife

Kim leads the Group’s investment management activities. He has previously held senior executive roles with ICAP, Deutsche Bank and ABN AMRO Bank in London, New York, Tokyo and Shanghai, always with significant Risk, Regulatory and Revenue responsibility. Kim is also Chairman of GROW with Singlife, a Singapore Life company.

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Nikhil Sanghani

Managing Director, Research
OMFIF

Nikhil is Managing Director, Research at OMFIF. He leads the organisation’s research operations, including global surveys of central banks, regulators and market participants. Nikhil also provides technical and editorial guidance to reports and publications released under OMFIF’s five institutes, covering a wide range of topics including public investment, economic policy, capital market development, sustainable finance and digital money.

Previously, Nikhil was an Emerging Markets Economist at Capital Economics, a macroeconomic research company, where he led the coverage of Latin America. He has previous experience working with the UK civil service and Credit Suisse.

Nikhil holds a Masters’ degree in Economic History from the London School of Economics, where he specialised in Latin American economic development. He holds an undergraduate degree in Economics, Politics and International Studies from the University of Warwick, which included an exchange year at Universidad Carlos III de Madrid. Nikhil speaks and reads Spanish.

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Tamara Singh

Strategic Adviser
OMFIF

Tamara draws on her expertise in Financial Systems, Digital and Sustainability to consider global systems and the nudges that may help to render them more sustainable.  She enjoys a portfolio career that allows her to devote her energy to her profession and her passions.

Tamara earned her stripes at Centrica Plc, BP Oil International, Deutsche Bank and Macquarie Bank, before returning home to Singapore in 2012 having led teams across energy, financial services and fund management, governing trading floors in London, New York and Asia Pacific.

On home ground, Tamara served Westpac Banking Corporation and then her country.  Whilst supporting GIC’s mandate for the nation, she contributed to digital transformation and sustainability initiatives, building relationships across the financial ecosystem worldwide. This ignited her to structure a portfolio career centred on enabling sustainable organisations to scale, while championing impactful change. 

At present, Tamara works at all levels across industries to both better the finance ecosystem and to further enterprises through sustainable business practices.  While a venture builder for a bulge bracket bank, she focused on designing and developing scalable solutions to take the financial system forward for the betterment of all.  Appointed Sherpa to APEC’s APFF Sustainable Finance Development Network, Tamara is a champion of Corporate Transition towards attainment of the SDGs.  Outside of these commitments, Tamara holds Board positions with the People Centered Internet, a 501(c)3 non-profit organisation, Conjunct Consulting, South East Asia’s first social change consultancy, and Advancement for Rural Kids.  She coaches leaders of organisations and advises start-ups navigating sustainability and scale. 

She leverages her experience and degrees in Law and Applied Accounting to boost the organisations and causes she works with.  Tamara attained her Executive Masters in Business Administration from INSEAD whilst pregnant with her second child, which she confesses to being “efficient but not necessarily recommended”.  She recharges through appreciating food and drink in excellent company, then exercising and dieting in solitude. She is devoted to her two young sons, who have stretched her out of her comfort zone and into efforts to master ball sports and patience.

 

 

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HE Ambassador Majid Al Suwaidi

Director General and Special Representative
United Arab Emirates COP28 Presidency

In this decisive decade for climate action, the UAE will seek to bring the world together at COP28 to agree bold and ambitious solutions to this unprecedented global challenge. With a proven track record
of building consensus in international negotiations ranging from climate change to energy to aviation, Ambassador Majid Al-Suwaidi brings invaluable diplomatic expertise to the UAE COP Presidency.
As the UAE’s Lead Negotiator on Climate Change, Energy and Sustainability, Ambassador Al-Suwaidi played a key role in the negotiation and adoption of the landmark Paris Agreement in 2015, as well as in the design and adoption of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.
In his most recent role, Ambassador Al-Suwaidi served as the UAE Ambassador to Spain, Andorra, and Vatican City. In a previous role as Consul General, he was responsible for opening the UAE’s first ever
consulate in New York, where he also led the UAE Mission to the United Nations.
As well as being a firm believer in the power of multilateralism, Ambassador Al-Suwaidi also brings considerable insight into the scale and practical complexity involved in the global transition to clean energy, having worked for almost a decade in the international energy sector.
Ambassador Al-Suwaidi has an undergraduate degree in Geology from Brunel University (United
Kingdom), as well as a graduate degree in Earth Sciences from Simon Fraser University (Canada).
In 2023, he was awarded the Grand Cross of the Order of Isabella the Catholic by the Government of Spain in recognition of extraordinary services in the promotion of international relations, following his three year stint as UAE Ambassador to Spain.

Frederick Teo

Frederick Teo

Chief Executive Officer
GenZero

Frederick Teo is chief executive officer of GenZero. In this role, Teo oversees the direction of the company and leads the execution of our strategies to achieve both climate impact and sustainable long-term financial returns. Prior to his appointment at GenZero, Frederick held various leadership positions in Sustainability, Portfolio Management and Business Continuity Management in his 12 years at Temasek International. As Managing Director of Sustainable Solutions, he established the team and conceived capability programmes in clean energy, urban and climate and nature solutions. He led key initiatives such as the establishment of Climate Impact X, a global marketplace and exchange for carbon credits, as well as Singapore’s first brownfield distributed district cooling retrofit project in partnership with SP Group.

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Thomas Venon

Executive Director
Centre for Development Finance Studies

Thomas Venon is executive director of the Centre of Development Finance Studies. He has experience in asset management, including as head of institutional business at African Alliance, a director at S&P Fund Research and senior positions at RBS/ABN Amro and Old Mutual.

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Joachim von Amsberg

Special Adviser to the President
Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank
Joachim von Amsberg is the special adviser to the president at Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank. Before this, he was vice president on policy and strategy and drove the strategic direction for the bank’s sectoral and country priorities, investment plans, economic analysis, research and operating budget. He also served as vice president of development finance at the World Bank among other senior roles. 
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Gabriel Wilson-Otto

Head, Sustainable Investing Strategy
Fidelity International

Gabriel Wilson-Otto is head of sustainable investing strategy at Fidelity International.  Previously, he was global head of sustainability research and before that head of stewardship, Asia Pacific at BNP Paribas Asset Management. Prior to this, he was an executive director in Goldman Sachs’ global investment research division and head of GS SUSTAIN for Asia.

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Ridha Wirakusumah

Chief Executive Officer
Indonesia Investment Authority

Ridha Wirakusumah is chief executive officer at Indonesia Investment Authority. He is one of Indonesia’s top executives in banking, financial services, and investment. Prior to joining INA, he served as chief executive officer of Bank Permata, Head of Indonesia at KKR & CO., and Chief Executive Officer of Bank Maybank Indonesia. 

He previously has served in several multinational corporations including as CEO of Asia Pacific AIG Consumer Finance, CEO of Asia Pacific GE Capital Consumer Finance and Banking, CEO of GE Capital Thailand, CEO of GE Capital Indonesia, as well as Head of Corporate Finance of Bankers Trust, and Head of Public Sector of Citibank Indonesia. 

Yuki Yasui

Yuki Yasui

Managing Director, Asia Pacific Network
Glasgow Financial Alliance for Net Zero

Yuki is regional director of Asia Pacific network for the Glasgow Financial Alliance for Net Zero. She is focused on bringing together the financial sector across developed and emerging APAC to accelerate an inclusive and just transition to a net-zero economy. 

Prior to joining the GFANZ, she worked for the United Nations Environment Programme Finance Initiative, leading its activities in Asia Pacific. She has represented UNEP FI at all three major sustainability reporting initiatives, includes GRI, IIRC and SASB, at various points in time. Other projects include developing and running the UNEP FI online course on climate change for the finance sector and representation at Rio+20. 

Agenda

Stream one: Unlocking capital through transition benchmarks

  • The roles of indexes and passive investment
  • The latest disclosure requirements, standards and data capabilities to enable increased information sharing and transparency
  • Driving interoperability in sustainable finance products – the latest criteria and labelling

Speakers:

  • Ashish Goyal, Executive Vice President and Head of Asia Pacific, OMERS
  • Kim Rosenkilde, Chief Investment Officer, Singlife
  • Loh Boon Chye, Chief Executive Officer, SGX Group 

Stream two: How private equity is adapting to climate change

  • Improving transition direction and performance – the role of private equity and shareholders
  • Roadmaps, metrics and tools to measure performance
  • Translating transition into value
  • Levelling up between private and public markets

Speakers:

  • Usman Akhtar, Partner and Head of Southeast Asia Private Equity Practice, Bain
  • Katrina Cuthell, Partner, Bain 
  • Edmund Lin, Partner and Chairman of Southeast Asia Office, Bain
  • Loh Boon Chye, Chief Executive Officer, SGX Group
  • John Orchard, Chief Executive Officer, OMFIF
  • HE Ambassador Majid Al Suwaidi, United Arab Emirates' Lead Negotiator on Climate Change, Energy and Sustainability
  • Katrina Cuthell, Senior Partner, Bain
  • Nikhil Sanghani, Managing Director, Research, OMFIF

Asset owners have the power to shape global markets and drive economy-wide climate transition. This panel discussion will examine the role asset owners can play in transitioning capital markets and how they can adapt to the threat of climate change. Panellists will discuss asset owners’ portfolio management, how to leverage and allocate capital to drive transition, innovating operating models and their role in the financial ecosystem. 

  • Thu Ha Chow, Head of Fixed Income Asia, Robeco
  • Snorre Gjerde, Lead Investment Stewardship Manager, Corporate Governance, Norges Bank Investment Management
  • Leong Wai Leng, Managing Director and Regional Head of Asia Pacific, Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec
  • Liew Tzu Mi, Chief Investment Officer, Fixed Income & Multi Asset, GIC

Moderator: Clive Horwood, Managing Editor and Deputy Chief Executive, OMFIF

The sustainability landscape has become a significant element of financial markets, with green financial products, taxonomy criteria, standards and regulatory developments increasing. Yet emission-intensive industries are often excluded from sustainability standards. This panel will discuss how to evolve sustainable capital markets to support mobilising capital for the transition, the necessary criteria, targets and tools required, and how the public and private sector can work together.

  • Aurelia Britsch, Senior Director, Global Head of Climate Research, Sustainable Fitch
  • Loh Boon Chye, Chief Executive Officer, SGX Group
  • Paiboon Dumrongwaree, Assistant Secretary General, Securities and Exchange Commission, Thailand
  • Don Guo, Group Chief Investment Officer, Prudential
  • Hiroshi Komori, Member, International Sustainability Standards Board

Moderator: John Orchard, Chief Executive Officer, OMFIF

Reflections by the co-chair of the UK Transition Plan Taskforce.

  • Amanda Blanc, Group Chief Executive Officer, Aviva

This practical workshop will be hosted in the main lunchroom in collaboration with the Glasgow Financial Alliance for Net Zero and others.

  • Monica Bae, Director of Investor Practice, AIGCC
  • Yuki Yasui, Managing Director, GFANZ Asia Pacific Network

Investors play an enormous role in driving transition. This panel of investors will discuss how assets can be mobilised and allocated to the transition, and the investment mechanisms and products required. The speakers will touch upon the growing role of transition instruments, the risks of not transitioning assets, adapting to growing regulatory expectations and the returns of impact investment.

  • Thijs Aaten, Chief Executive Officer, APG Asset Management Asia
  • Corrine Png, Regional Head of Equities Research and Stewardship, AIA Group
  • Gabriel Wilson-Otto, Head of Sustainable Investing Strategy, Fidelity International
  • Ridha Wirakusumah, Chief Executive Officer, Indonesia Investment Authority

Moderator: Herry Cho, Managing Director and Head of Sustainability and Sustainable Finance, SGX Group

Governments must introduce more incentives for the financial sector and wider economy to transition, and unlock the capital required to fund important technologies. This panel will examine the latest policies and standards designed to drive transition, necessary public finance approaches and how taxonomies and similar tools should be integrated into criteria and frameworks.

  • Satoshi Ikeda, Chief Sustainable Finance Officer, Financial Services Agency
  • Ma Jun, Founder and President, Institute of Finance and Sustainability

 Moderator: Tamara Singh, Strategic Adviser, OMFIF

Blended finance will play a huge role in attracting private finance and unlocking institutional capital, and the role of multilateral development banks in undertaking initial risk cannot be understated. This panel of MDBs will discuss the incentives and obstacles they encounter in scaling up private finance for sustainable development and the loans, guarantees and instruments required.

  • Leslie Maasdorp, Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, New Development Bank
  • Carsten Mueller, Regional Industry Director, Manufacturing, Agribusiness and Services Asia, International Finance Corporation
  • Joachim von Amsberg, Special Adviser to the President, Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank
  • Thomas Venon, Executive Director, Centre for Development Finance Studies 

Moderator: Emma McGarthy, Head, Sustainable Policy Institute, OMFIF

Amid the need to decarbonise and transition finance, the challenge of simultaneously achieving sustainable, cost-efficient and secure energy persists. This panel will discuss the latest in renewable energy investment and infrastructure development, the measures and policies required to support energy supply and efficiency and the implications of geopolitical uncertainty.

  • Ali Al Khalifa, Chief Executive Officer, Bahrain Future Generation Reserve Council
  • Cindy Lim, Chief Executive Officer, Keppel Infrastructure Holdings
  • Frederick Teo, Chief Executive Officer, GenZero
  • Beatriz Laranjeira, Policy Officer, European Commission 

Moderator: Weylin Liew, Portfolio Manager and Head of Active Engagement, GIC

  • Herry Cho, Managing Director and Head of Sustainability and Sustainable Finance, SGX Group
  • Clive Horwood, Managing Editor and Deputy Chief Executive, OMFIF

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Please note that this in-person meeting will be held in Singapore. Further details regarding the venue will be made available to attendees shortly.

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