Chairman/The Financial Services Club
Chris Skinner is best known as an independent commentator on the financial markets through his blog, the Finanser.com, as well as being the author of the bestselling book Digital Bank and Chair of the European networking forum, the Financial Services Club. He has been voted:
one of the most influential people in banking by The Financial Brand (as well as one of the best blogs),
a FinTech Titan (Next Bank),
one of the Fintech Leaders you need to follow (City AM, Deluxe and Jax Finance),
one of the Top 5 most influential people on BankInfoSecurity’s 2016 list of information security leaders,
one of the world’s top experts on banking according to Klout, as well as
one of the Top 40 most influential people in financial technology by the Wall Street Journal’s Financial News.
Asia/Pacific Principal/KPMG Management Consulting
Bob leads KPMG’s CIO Advisory Centre of Excellence in the Asia Pacific region, linking in with counterparts in North America and Europe to provide global perspectives and advice to technology leaders and decision makers.
Advises KPMG clients across the region on the development of digital business strategies, innovation through technology, service management, enterprise architecture, IT operating model transformation and business management of IT. Bob also advises businesses and government on the impact of mobile, cloud, analytics and other emerging technologies on their operating model.
Previously Chief Technology Officer at CSC, leading teams across Asia/Pacific deliver IT services to clients across all sectors of public sector and commercial enterprise.
Bob established and then managed Research for Gartner across Asia/Pacific and was a Gartner Research Fellow.
During the past 30 years, Bob has worked with many organizations globally, including BHP, Rio Tinto, Westpac, CBA, AMP, ING, AIG , QBE and AIA on a variety of consulting and advisory projects covering IT Strategy, IT infrastructure, sourcing, strategy, analytics, mobility and service delivery models.
In recent times, Bob has been a featured keynote speaker at several Innovation conferences and FinTech events, including the Australian Banking and Finance Forum.
Previously, Bob has founded several technology firms, including Asia Online (a leader in automated machine language software for language translation) and Qualix (ASPAC distributor for Tivoli Systems).
Bob was also a co-founder of inQbator, one of Australia’s most successful technology incubator programs and has been an advisor to several technology-focused VC funds and accelerator schemes.
Bob was a Director of the Australian Information Industry Association (AIIA) for two terms of three years in the period 2001-2010 where he led initiatives to work with all levels of the IT industry and Government in Australia to create a more dynamic environment that supports innovation in that country.
|Kim, Su Ho|
Associate Partner/McKinsey & Company
M.B.A., MIT Sloan
B.S. in business administration, Seoul National University
▪ Suho is a leader of Financial and Digital Practice at McKinsey’s Korea office.
▪ Highlights of his banking and financial project experience
He has been extensively leading consulting projects for leading Korean insurance companies, banks, securities firms etc. Suho served leading Korean banks, credit card companies, insurers, and securities firms with Digital strategy projects.
In addition, he led a business portfolio diagnostics and strategy setting project for a Korean financial conglomerate (e.g., consumer banking and credit card, corporate banking, PB), which involved internal diagnostics on respective businesses and identification of growth opportunities.
His engagements also include global strategy development, sales productivity improvement, marketing, pricing projects for leading financial players as well as corporate turnaround strategy setting and implementation for a leading consumer banking player.
Furthermore, his experience is extended to providing support for developing and implementing globalization strategies for financial companies: global (including Southeast Asia) expansion strategy, integrated planning and PMI support across overseas subsidiaries of a large bank, due diligence for cross-border M&As, global expansion strategy and M&A due diligence project for a Korean life insurance company.
Sales and marketing strategy development and implementation design is also his strong suit: his engagements include CRM strategy development for Korean banks and credit card companies, projects for improved productivity of sales organization, sales promotion program design and support for pilot program for a Korean life insurer, mid to long-term strategy setting and development of key strategy initiatives for a leading life insurance company etc.
|Rho, Sang Kyu|
Professor/Seoul National University
Sang kyu Rho is Professor of Information Systems in the Graduate School of Business at Seoul National University. He received his BBA from Seoul National University, and his MBA and PhD from the University of Minnesota.
His research interests include networked business, organic media, social filtering & ranking algorithms, and big data. He is the author of several books including Organic Business. He has published papers in such journals as IEEE Transactions on Knowledge and Data Engineering, Strategic Management Journal, Long Range Planning, and Data & Knowledge Engineering. He also has 2 patents in the area of social filtering & ranking algorithms.
He won the best paper award from Korea Information Technology Service Industry Association and the best paper runnerup from International Conference on Information Systems.
He served as Associate Dean for MBA programs and Director of The Danam Business Library at Seoul National University.
|Choi, Gong Pil|
Senior Advisor/Korea Institute of Finance
Dr. Gong-pil Choi has worked as the CSO, CRO, and senior advisor at the Woori Financial Group (NYSE:WF) from 2008-2009. He served as a National Intelligence Officer (Economics) for the National Intelligence Service from 2007-2008.
His prior experience includes positions as a senior advisor and economist at the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco, Banking Supervision and Regulation, International Supervision from 2005-2006.
He also had a series of visiting scholar appointments at UC Berkeley, UC San Diego, and the Santa Fe Institute from 2000-2001. Before joining the Korea Institute of Finance (KIF), where he has served for over 15 years since 1994, he worked for Daewoo Research Institute and the Korea Chamber of Commerce. He graduated from the University of Virginia with a Ph.D. in Economics. He specializes in open macro policy analyses with extensive quantitative techniques.
Under the support of the World Bank, he developed the official prototype for an EWS for currency crises in the wake of the 1997 currency crisis. He is the recipient of the Maekyoung Economist Award for his work on the implications of the capital adequacy of Korean banks.
He currently serves as a Senior Advisor at the Korea Institute of Finance.
Senior Partner/McKinsey & Company
Vito is a core leader of McKinsey & Company Global Financial Institution Practice and is leading our North Asia Banking Practice. He has been the head of our EMEA Retail & Private Banking Practice and location manager of our Milan Office until mid 2013, then he transferred to McKinsey’s Japan office.
Since joining the Milan office in the 1996, he served leading domestic and international financial institutions in Italy, UK, France, Eastern Europe, Turkey, Greece and more recently in Japan, China, Taiwan, South Korea and South East Asia.
Vito led several large-scale transformation programs helping his clients achieving substantial and lasting performance improvements. Most of Vito’s work focused on the topics of retail banking, wealth management, private banking, digital banking, customer experience, customer centric organization, distribution strategy, operations and organization.
He has been trusted advisor of large international financial institutions’ CEOs and board members.
Vito is very well regarded in the financial service community because of several publications in major newspapers, as well as because of his role as member of few Government Commissions.
Before joining McKinsey & Company, he worked as Engagement Manager for another consulting firm and as a Project Engineer for a leading engineering company.
|Jeong, Joong Ho|
Executive Director/HANA Institute of Finance
1989 B.A, Economics, Korea University
1992 M.A, Economics, Korea University
2006 Ph.D, Economics, Korea University
1992~1997 Researcher, Institute of Economic Research, Korea University
2001~2003 Visiting Researcher, CREI in 13th Univ. Paris
2006~2007 Head Researcher, NIPA
2007~Current Executive Director, HANA Institute of Finance
|Lim, Hyoung Seok|
Research Fellow/Korean Institute of Finance
Hyoung-Seok Lim is a Research Fellow at Korean Institute of Finance. He previously worked both at the Bank of Korea and the Financial Services Commission of Korea.
He provides research activities in areas such as macro-prudential policy, interest rate policy, and international economics.
His principal publications include, “A Theory of Exchange Rates and the Term Structure of Interest Rates" (with Masao Ogaki, Review of Development Economics, 17(1), 2013) and "Estimation and Characteristics of Korea's Yield Curve" (Korean Economic Analyses, 11(2), 2005).
He received B.A. degree from Seoul National University's International Economics Department and a Ph.D. in economics from The Ohio State University.
|Ahn, Dong Hyun|
Professor/School of Economics, Seoul National University
Professor Dong-Hyun Ahn is currently affiliated as a full professor with School of Economics, Seoul National University.
He graduated with a BA in Business Administration and a MS in Finance from Korea University and earned his Ph.D. in Finance from Stern School of Business at New York University in 1996.
He worked as an assistant professor and associate professor with tenure at the Kenan-Flagler Business School, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill from 1996 to 2004. He was elected as a Presidential Nominating Committee member at the American Finance Association.
He left the academia from 2008 to 2009 to assume the Head of Quantitative Research at the Royal Bank of Scotland, specializing in quant-based rate strategies encompassing G4 currencies for internal and external clients such as major countries’ central banks, sovereign funds, hedge funds and prop/accrual desks of leading banks. He returned to Seoul National University in 2009.
He is currently an outside board director for POSCO, a global leading steel manufacturing company. He is also serving as an outside committee member and advisor for various institutions under the Korean government such as the Korean Financial Supervisory Committee, Korean Financial Supervisory Service, Korean National Pension Service, Korean Government Employee Pension Service, Korea Teacher’s Pension, Bank of Korea, Korea Deposit Insurance Company, Korea Exchange, and Supreme Prosecutor’s Office.
He has been also working as an outside board member and advisor for many private financial institutions including NH Bank, Samsung Asset Management and Mirae Asset Management.
|Hwang, Young Key|
Chairman/Korea Financial Investment Association
1981 London School of Economics(M. Sc. in Accounting & Finance)
1975 Seoul National University (B.A. in International Economics)
2015 ~ Present Chairman, Korea Financial Investment Association, KOFIA
2013 ~ Present Non-executive Director, Korea Student Aid Foundation(KOSAF)
2013 ~ 2014 Public Director, Korea Financial Investment Association
2012 ~ Present Senior Advisor, Shin & Kim
2010 ~ 2012 Chairman & CEO, Cha Hospital Group
2008 ~ 2009 Chairman & CEO, KB Financial Group
2007 ~ 2008 Visiting Professor, Seoul National University, Graduate School of Business
2007 ~ 2008 Senior Advisor, Shin & Kim
2006 ~ 2009 Director, School Development Fund, The Korean National University of Arts
2004 ~ 2007 Chairman & CEO, Woori Financial Group & Woori Bank
2001 ~ 2004 President & CEO, Samsung Securities Co., Ltd.
2000 ~ 2004 Member, Securities Division, Finance Development Commission, Ministry of Finance & Economy
1999 President & CEO, Samsung Investment Trust Management Co., Ltd.
1997 ~ 2003 Non-standing Director, KorAm Bank
1997 ~ 1999 Senior Managing Director & Chief of Staff of Strategic Planning Office, Samsung Life Insurance Co.Ltd.
1994 Corporate Treasurer, Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
1993 ~ 1994 Head of Personnel Department, Samsung Group
1989 ~ 1990 Head of International Finance Team, Samsung Group
1986 ~ 1989 Vice President, Bankers Trust International, Tokyo Branch
1982 ~ 1986 Bankers Trust, Seoul Branch
1975 ~ 1980 Samsung Corporation
|Kwon, Young Sun|
Senior Economist/Korea, Taiwan and Hong Kong
Young Sun Kwon is a Managing Director and Senior Economist at Nomura International (HK). Prior to his current role, Mr. Kwon was an Asia Economist at Lehman Brothers for two years and on the research staff at the Bank of Korea for 15 years. Mr. Kwon ranked Top 30 Best Analyst (Overall Korea) in the Asia money Brokers Poll 2009 and his team ranked #1 in Currency & Rates Strategy and Runner-Up in Economics in the Institutional Investor poll 2013.
Mr. Kwon is responsible for researching topical issues related to macroeconomic and financial market developments and the outlook in Asia Ex-Japan, especially for the Korea, Taiwan and Hong Kong economies. Having spent most of his career in the Monetary Policy and International Department at the Bank of Korea, where he Currented research papers on monetary and exchange rate policy to the Monetary Policy Committee, Mr. Kwon has an in-depth understanding of the economic issues in Korea.
He received his BBA from Korea University and MBA from the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College.
|Ted Lin |
Chairman/BCC(Business Connect China)
Ted graduated with a B.S. in Electrical and Computer Engineering (Summa Cum Laude) from University of California, Irvine. He then obtained an M.S in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University and an MBA from Harvard Business School. He has worked as an investment professional for Bessemer Venture Partners and prior to that as a management consultant at McKinsey. He has also worked for KLA-Tencor and TSMC.
|Khil, Jae uk|
Professor of Finance/College of Business & Economics. Hanyang University ERICA
Ph.D. in Business Administration (Finance), University of Minnesota, 1994.
M.S. in Business Administration (Finance), Iowa State University, 1988
B.A. in Economics, Seoul National University, 1982.
1995~Current Professor of Finance, College of Business & Economics. Hanyang University ERICA
2009~Current Member of Editorial Board, Korean Journal of Venture Studies
2012~Current Chair , Korean Small Business Finance Research Center, KASBS
2013~Current PM, Global Research Network Project, Korea Research Foundation
2014~Current Chief Editor, Journal of Small Business Innovation, KASBS,
2014~2015 31st President, Korean Securities Association
2011~2013 Chief Editor, Korean Journal of Financial Studies
2006~2008 Director of Planning and Coordination, Hanyang University ERICA
1992~1994 Instructor, Carlson School of Management, University of Minnesota,
Taught Undergraduate Financial Management Courses
|Mun, Kyoung Seok|
Managing Director/Samsung Asset Management
1992 hold a Bachelor’s Degree from Seoul National University.
Mr. Mun joined Samsung Asset Management in 2015 as Managing Director and Passive Strategy Division Head where he led 3 teams, passive product strategy, ETF consulting and solution team.
Samsung Asset Management is a leading asset manager with approximately KRW 200 trillion in AUM as of 2015 and No 1 ETF Provider in Korea.
Mr. Mun has played an opinion leader role in the passive asset management industry that has shown rapid growth over the past decade. He first got fixed income and balanced ETF listed on the KRX (Korea Exchange).
Mr. Mun began his career in financial industry in 1994 as a fixed income researcher for Daewoo Securities where he spent 10 years. He joined Deutsche Asset Management as a product manager in 2003 before moving on to KB Asset management in 2004 to become Head of Quantitative Management Division.
|Lee, Sung Bok|
Research fellow/PhD(Econ) Corporate Policy Korea Capital Market Institute
2010 Ph.D. in Economics Texas A&M University, College Station, TX, USA.
2000 B.S. in Economics Hankuk University of Foreign Studies, Seoul, Korea
2012~Current Research fellow, Korea Capital Market Institute
2013 Lecturer(part time), Department of Economics, Hansung University, Korea
2012 Lecturer(part time), Department of Economics, Kookmin University, Korea
2010~2012 Associate, Financial Supervisory Service, Korea
2006~2010 PhD Programme, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX
2005~2006 Associate, Financial Supervisory Service, Korea
2005~2006 Assistant, Financial Supervisory Service, Korea
|Ahn, Chang kuk|
Asset Management Division Director/Financial Services Commission
Yonsei Univ. BA
Seoul National Univ. MPA
Ministry of Finance & Economy Securities Policy Divison Deputy Director
Ministry of Finance & Economy Financial Policy Divison Deputy Director
Financial Services Commission Financial Policy Division Senior Deputy Director
Financial Services Commission Asset Management Division Director