Hong Kong Chapter


Upcoming Hong Kong Chapter learning events will be announced soon.

It is the Hong Kong Chapter’s mission to strive for excellence in preventing money laundering and the financing of terrorism, by creating a forum in Hong Kong for training and the exchange of ideas within the financial services community.

Please email us for questions regarding chapter membership or events.

Membership Count: 100

Upcoming Hong Kong Chapter learning events will be announced soon.

ACAMS HK Chapter Training & Networking Event

TOPIC: “ Open discussion with the HKMA on the latest developments in AML regulation and FATF Mutual Evaluation ”

With Hong Kong having just undergone its Mutual Evaluation by the Financial Action Task Force (FATF), we invited Stewart McGlynn, Division Head with the Hong Kong Monetary Authority, responsible for anti- money laundering and financial crime risk, to give our members some insights into what can be expected post-mutual evaluation, including what areas we expect the FATF evaluators will identify as areas in need of improvement and how this will impact our members in terms of Hong Kong’s regulatory regime. This candid discussion will also shed some light on HKMA’s supervisory priorities for 2019, including AML and how technology as it is being applied in the area of risk management.


  • Stewart McGlynn, CAMS
    Head of AML & Financial Crime Risk
    Hong Kong Monetary Authority
  • Moray Taylor-Smith
    Regional Head of Major Case Investigations, Financial Crime Threat Mitigation, Asia Pacific
    Chapter Board Member
  • Kyran McCarthy, CAMS
    Partner, Asia-Pacific Head of AML & Sanctions Services
    Chapter Board Member

ACAMS HK Chapter Training & Networking Event

2018 in Review – Looking back and Looking Forward.

Hong Kong has just undergone its Mutual Evaluation by the Financial Action Task Force (FATF), and in anticipation of this, there were a number of changes to the AML regulations in Hong Kong. Our Co-Chair David Cope will be discussing both the Evaluation and the expected AMLO Guidance changes with fellow Chapter Board Member, Moray Taylor-Smith of HSBC, to give our members some insight into what can be expected post-mutual evaluation, including what areas we expect the FATF evaluators will identify as areas in need of improvement and how this will impact our members in terms of Hong Kong’s regulatory regime.


  • David Cope, Managing Director and Head of Financial Crime Compliance, Goldman Sachs Asia LLC Chapter Board Member
  • Moray Taylor-Smith, Regional Head of Major Case Investigations, Financial Crime Threat Mitigation, Asia Pacific, HSBC Chapter Board Member

ACAMS HK Chapter Training & Networking Event

A Holistic Approach to Developing a Career in the AML/Anti-Financial Crime Compliance Industry.

The main objective of the panel discussion, led by members of the Hong Kong Chapter Board, would be the need to develop capabilities by addressing the following:

  • Education
  • Experience
  • Management and Leadership
  • Soft skills
  • Language


Steven Berry, CAMS, Head of International, Asia Pacific, Financial Crime Threat Mitigation, Financial Crime Risk, HSBC


  • Maggie Qiu, Head of Sanctions for Greater China & North East Asia, Standard Chartered Bank
  • Mary Wong, Partner, Forensic Services, PwC

ACAMS HK Chapter Training & Networking Event

DPRK Proliferation Financing

The US sanctions restrictions against DPRK has increased significantly over the previous 2 years, and coupled with criminal and civil forfeiture cases undertaken in the US specifically targeting the elaborate proliferation financing network utilized by DPRK and its agents, a proactive approach (in addition to a monitoring program) to identifying exposure within financial institutions is even more critical than before. In this session we will discuss:

  1. The recent activities of US and other jurisdictions Law Enforcement Agencies in their efforts to interdict and disrupt DPRK’s proliferation financing
  2. DPRK procurement proliferation typologies identified
  3. Proactive case studies undertaken
  4. Similarities with other known procurement and money laundering typologies.


  • Rod Francis – APAC Regional Lead – Citi AML – Citibank


  • Michael Clarson – APAC Regional Lead – Global Investigations Unit – Citi AML – Citibank
  • Ken Pemberton – Regional Head of Integrated Intelligence and Investigations (i3), Financial Crime Compliance – ‎Standard Chartered Bank
  • Allison Mackenzie – Global Head of Sanctions Oversight & Governance – HSBC

ACAMS HK Chapter Training & Networking Event

TOPIC: “New Strategies for Combating Proliferation Financing”

This topic is based on the CNAS research project focused on sanctions strategy, proliferation finance typologies, and the international policy and regulatory structure for combating proliferation finance, including possible adaptations. The project has to date collected evidence in the United States and Europe. Evidence is now being collected in Asia.

Proliferation of WMD is a major threat in East Asia. The objective of the project is to advance the debate on financial strategies to strengthen nonproliferation regimes, including global sanctions and policy measures to better tackle the financing of illicit WMD programs. The outcomes are intended to promote international cooperation on sanctions to better achieve foreign policy aims at the governmental level. At the private sector level, the outcomes of the project are intended to encourage the financial and banking sectors to work more effectively and transparently to advance global nonproliferation norms.


Dr. Jonathan Brewer is an Adjunct Senior Fellow for the Energy, Economics, and Security Program at the Center for a New American Security and visiting Professor at King’s College, London.

He carries out research with the Alpha Project on questions of proliferation and the financing of proliferation. Between 2010 and 2015 he was the financial expert on the UN Panel of Experts on Iran created pursuant to resolution 1929 (2010).

Sue Eckert is an Adjunct Senior Fellow for the Energy, Economics, and Security Program at the Center for a New American Security.

She was appointed by President Clinton and confirmed by the U.S. Senate as Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Export Administration (1993-1997), responsible for dual-use export control policy and defense industrial base programs.

Elizabeth Rosenberg is a Senior Fellow and Director of the Energy, Economics, and Security Program at CNAS.

She served previously as a Senior Advisor to the Assistant Secretary for Terrorist Financing and Financial Crimes at the U.S. Department of the Treasury.

Hong Kong Chapter Annual Social-Networking Event

ACAMS HK Chapter Training & Networking Event

5:30 – 5:50 PM Greetings & Registrations
5:50 – 6:00 PM Welcome Remarks & Speaker Introduction
6:00 – 7:00 PM TOPIC: Productivity Strategies for Financial Crimes Compliance professionals

If you work in Financial Crimes Compliance (FCC), you are likely to be dealing with a lot of career-related stress. The working hours, the responsibilities, the external regulatory pressures – they all add up.

“In this current environment where we are all expected to do more with less, there has never been a better time to equip oneself with the best productivity strategies in order to become as focused, as disciplined and as productive as possible so we can not only survive but thrive as FCC professionals”, according to our event speaker, Mr. Jun Claravall, CAMS, CPA (Managing Director, Asia Pacific Executive for Global Financial Crimes Compliance Bank of America Merrill Lynch) a 24-year Compliance veteran.

In this upcoming HK Chapter training event you will learn about:

  • The #1 threat to your productive future
  • Productivity crushing addictions and strategies on how to defeat them
  • Key habits of highly productive FCC professionals

At the end of this session you will leave with a tool belt of practical productivity strategies that if implemented consistently will dramatically increase your productivity at work.

A panel discussion, including HK Chapter Board Members, will follow.

7:00 – 7:30 PM Networking and Cocktails Refreshments will be served. Our special thanks to KPMG for hosting this event.


Mr. Jun Claravall, CAMS, CPA (Managing Director, Asia Pacific Executive for Global Financial Crimes Compliance, Bank of America Merrill Lynch)

Hong Kong Chapter Training Event

TOPIC: “The impact of the upcoming FATF /APG Mutual Evaluation of Hong Kong on your institution”

Given the upcoming FATF/APG Evaluation of Hong Kong in 2018, the Hong Kong Chapter is pleased to host a discussion with Rick McDonell, former Executive Secretary of FATF & current ACAMS Executive Director, and Stewart McGlynn, Head of AML & Financial Crime Risk, Hong Kong Monetary Authority, to help Chapter members understand the mutual evaluation process and how financial institutions will be impacted both by the Hong Kong Mutual Evaluation and the subsequent Mutual Evaluation report.


  • Rick McDonell, former Executive Secretary of FATF & current ACAMS Executive Director
  • Stewart McGlynn, Head of AML & Financial Crime Risk, Hong Kong Monetary Authority

Hong Kong Chapter Training Event

TOPIC: De-mystifying Private Banking

Private banking and wealth management is a growth area in Asia, especially in Hong Kong, and is seen rightly or wrongly by our regulators as a high risk business for money laundering risk. But what actually do private bankers do, what client types do they target, what products do they offer, and most importantly what does the banker expect from their compliance officers in managing the inherent risks in their business?

The ACAMS Hong Kong Chapter will have 2 senior and highly experienced private bankers from Citi Private Bank and Goldman Sachs Private Wealth Management to discuss the challenges they face in navigating the compliance frameworks they operate in, and also explain their business. Their input will be counterbalanced with the views of a Senior AML officer covering Private Banking, in a session that is its hoped will dispel some of the myths of private banking in Asia, and also provide Chapter members with an opportunity to bench mark their AML standards and risk levels in this sector.

Hong Kong Chapter Annual Social Networking Event

Hong Kong Chapter Training Event: Risks and Resolutions

The ACAMS Hong Kong Chapter’s Program Director David Cope will be leading a discussion with Stewart McGlynn of the HKMA on a number of key topics for the industry including the Risk Based Approach, the National Risk Assessment, recent HKMA Guidance and expectations for screening and monitoring systems.

ACAMS Hong Kong Chapter Training & Networking Event

Hong Kong Chapter Training Event

Panel Discussion – Managing Regulatory Examinations

With the increasing focus of regulators on effectiveness of the AML/CTF controls of banks and other financial institutions, simply having a strong program is not sufficient, it is vital that the strengths (and known weaknesses) of a AML/CTF program are properly explained to a regulator during an examination, including how effective the program is, and how the controls in place address the actual risks faced by that institution. Failure to manage an examination properly can often have serious consequences for an institution, especially for those in compliance functions.

A panel composed of members of the ACAMS Hong Kong Chapter board and a member of a leading international financial institution compliance department will discuss and share their experience with dealing with an AML/CTF regulatory examinations, including preparation for the exam, conduct during the exam and the follow up next steps that should be taken post exam.


  • Todd Bancroft, Executive Director, JP Morgan
  • David Cope, Partner, KPMG
  • Rod Francis, Managing Director, Citigroup

Hong Kong Chapter Training Event

Annual Social Networking Event – Cocktail Reception (Chapters Members ONLY)

Hong Kong Chapter Training Event

General Overview of International Sanctions Compliance Program

Once again hosted at the KPMG office at Causeway Bay Hong Kong on 3 June 2014 from 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm. Over 150 chapter members and guests attended this ACAMS Hong Kong Chapter’s training event which highlighted “Current state of OFAC, EU, UN sanctions programs”, “Elements of a sanctions program” and “Current hot topics in sanctions”.

Our guest speaker Mr. Robert McMillan, Executive Director, Regional Compliance, JP Morgan Chase, delivered a very informative and up-to-date presentation in relation to the above topics. The presentation was followed by 2 case studies which elicited a number of thought-provoking questions. The Q&A session after the case studies also encouraged our attendees to share their practices and ideas about sanctions.

The event concluded, as always, with a networking and cocktail reception which provided the opportunity for guests to discuss further about the event topics and share other AML experience.

Hong Kong Chapter Christmas Cocktails

Over 50 chapter members attended the ACAMS Hong Kong Chapter’s Christmas Cocktails at China Club in Central to celebrate the festive season.

The event was enjoyed by many in the great atmosphere of the 1930’s Shanghai style in China Club. The Hong Kong Chapter Board of Directors would like to thank everyone who attended and we look forward to seeing more events and networking opportunities in 2014.

Hong Kong Chapter Training Event: AML Investigations from Banking and Law Enforcement Perspectives

Once again hosted at the KPMG office at Causeway Bay Hong Kong on 25 September 2013 from 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm. Over 100 chapter members and guests attended this ACAMS Hong Kong Chapter’s latest and last training event for 2013, that highlighted AML Investigations from Banking and Law Enforcement (P) perspectives.

Our two guest speakers Mr. Tee Jong Goh, APAC Regional Head, AML Investigations (GIU & FIU) Citigroup, Hong Kong and Mr. Steven Berry, Regional Head of the Financial Investigation Unit, Asia Pacific HSBC delivered two informative and interesting presentations related to AML Investigations from Banking and Law Enforcement (P) perspectives.

The presentations were followed by a Q&A period which elicited a number of thought provoking questions. The event concluded, as always, with a networking and cocktail reception which provided the opportunity for guests to discuss further about the event topic and share AML investigations experience.

Hong Kong Chapter 1st Anniversary Event

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Kyran McCarthy

Kyran McCarthy, CAMS

Kyran McCarthy (CAMS) is KPMG’s ASPAC Head of AML and Sanctions Services. He has been based in Hong Kong for over 35 years and he has more than 16 years experience in financial advisory services.

During his career he has led major regional anti-money laundering and sanctions investigations and he has also led multiple due diligence exercises on large IPO and M&A transactions in China, Hong Kong and Macau.

Kyran speaks frequently about anti-money laundering, economic sanctions, bribery and corruption risks at regional seminars and conferences and he regularly conducts training for global financial and gaming institutions throughout the region.

Email: kyran.mccarthy@kpmg.com

Moray Taylor Smith

Moray Taylor-Smith

Moray is the Regional Head of Major Case Investigations, Financial Crime Threat Mitigation, Asia Pacific for HSBC. Prior to joining HSBC he was Head of Anti-Bribery & Corruption, Greater China and North Asia for Standard Chartered Bank, where he was responsible for implementing the Bank’s framework for ABC compliance in the region. His previous experience includes roles as Global Head of Investigations and Asia Pacific AML and ABC, Head of Code of Ethics and Oversight Services, Head of Business Compliance, and Head of Corporate Security and Regional MLRO for Fidelity Worldwide Investments . In addition, he spent more than 8 years with Pinkerton Consulting & Investigations, in various roles, including Regional VP for Asia, Senior Managing Director for North Asia, and Managing Director for Taiwan. Prior to Asia, Moray has more than a decade of experience with the South African Government and the South African Navy. His educational background includes a MSc in Social Science from the University of Leicester, UK.

Email: moray.taylor.smith@hsbc.com.hk

Ajay Budhrani

Ajay Budhrani, CAMS
Standard Chartered Bank

Ajay is the Director of Oversight for Financial Crime Compliance at Standard Chartered Bank for Greater China & North Asia. His role includes representing the Bank through its relationships with key regulators, including management of U.S. and U.K. Monitor inspections; and responding to regulatory requests. Ajay also has oversight over the Group’s Financial Crime Risk Assessment; and Management Information reporting.

Prior to this, Ajay was a Regional Vice President at Citibank, and a Manager at Deloitte Forensics, with a focus in anti-money laundering, counter financing of terrorism, sanctions, anti-bribery and corruption compliance; as well as a Senior Consultant at Deloitte’s tax group, where he provided technical advice in relation to tax compliance for multiple jurisdictions.

Ajay has experience in developing regional-level anti-money laundering policies and training programs for a variety of financial institutions. He has also been involved in a number of financial crime due diligence projects in relation to IPO and M&A transactions and has extensive experience in testing anti-money laundering controls and governance for a variety of banks from Asia, Europe and the U.S.

Ajay has also spoken about anti-money laundering and sanctions compliance at a variety of seminars and conferences; and has written articles in relation to tax evasion; anti-money laundering; counter financing of terrorism; sanctions; the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act; and the U.K. Bribery Act.

Email: ajay.budhrani@sc.com

Hritesh Mehta

Hritesh Mehta, CAMS
AIA Hong Kong

Hritesh Mehta is the Head of Group Compliance responsible for leading the compliance function.  Hritesh joined the AIA Group in Hong Kong in 2004 and has since held various responsibilities in the compliance function including as Director of Risk, Compliance and Assurance from 2010 to 2015, when he was appointed as Head of the function.  Prior to joining the Group, Hritesh worked in various audit and assurance roles in Insurance and Audit and Advisory services in India and Middle East.

He is a qualified Chartered Accountant (India) and a Certified Compliance Professional (GRC, Australia).  He is also a Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist (CAMS).

Email: hritesh.mehta@aia.com

Scott Burton

Scott Burton, CAMS
Deutsche Bank

Mr. Scott Burton joined Deutsche Bank AG, Hong Kong as a Managing Director and the Regional Head of Anti-Financial Crime, Asia Pacific in May 2017. Previously, he was a Managing Director and the Regional Financial Crime Compliance Head at JP Morgan from 2013 to 2017. Prior to this, Mr. Burton was a Managing Director and the Global Co-Head of Anti-Money Laundering, Sanctions and Anti-Corruption Compliance at Credit Suisse. He joined Credit Suisse First Boston in 1998. Mr. Burton has been based in Hong Kong since 2002, having also worked for Credit Suisse in Sydney, Australia. Prior to joining Credit Suisse, he worked in Management Consulting and Investment Banking in both Australia and the United Kingdom.

Mr. Burton holds Bachelor degrees in both Arts and Economics from the University of Queensland and a Post Graduate degree in Applied Finance from the Securities Institute of Australia. He is a Fellow of the Financial Services Institute of Australia and is a Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist (CAMS)

Email: scott.burton@db.com

Hue Dang

Hue Dang, CAMS-Audit

Ms. Dang is the Head of Asia of ACAMS, having established its regional head office in Hong Kong in 2008. Ms. Dang has more than 20 years’ experience in banking and finance. Prior to ACAMS, she was a Bank Examiner at the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston, Manager with Barclays Capital’s Investment Banking Division in Singapore, Director for Business Development at Citibank’s Global Consumer Banking Group in Singapore and Director of Business Development, Asia/Pacific, for Thomson Financial in Hong Kong. Ms. Dang holds educational degrees from the US, with a Bachelor of Arts Degree with honors from Amherst College and a Master in Public Policy from Harvard University, John F. Kennedy School of Government.

Email: hdang@acams.org

Rod Francis

Rod Francis
Co-Membership Director
FTI Consulting (Hong Kong) Ltd

Rod Francis is a Senior Managing Director and leads the Financial Crime Compliance practice in Asia at FTI Consulting. He is based in Hong Kong.

Rod is a senior compliance professional who has over 30 years’ experience in the financial services industry. The majority of his career has been spent in risk management related roles covering a range of business sectors and products including consumer/retail, wholesale, corporate and investment, wealth management and asset management banking. For the last 11 years, he has been based in Hong Kong covering the Asia Pacific (APAC) region and prior to this, he was based in London covering Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA).

Prior to joining FTI Consulting, Rod was Citibank’s APAC Regional Head of Anti-Money Laundering (AML) Compliance for eight years. This role encompassed responsibility for AML compliance for the global consumer bank for EMEA. In this role, Rod was the senior executive leader responsible for, and instrumental in, leading Citibank’s successful AML change program in response to U.S. regulatory commitments. During this period, he also had responsibility for economic sanctions compliance and anti-bribery & corruption.

In APAC, Rod also worked for UBS where he held a number of senior management positions including APAC Head of Central Compliance where he was responsible for establishing and implementing the unit in the region as well and as a global unit for regulatory reporting. He was also the APAC Head of Anti-Money Laundering and Sanctions Compliance.

Prior to 2007, Rod was based in London covering EMEA working for tier one banks. Amongst compliance roles for financial institutions, he was the EMEA Regional Head of AML and Sanctions for both Credit Suisse and Morgan Stanley, incorporating central compliance and operations compliance for each respectively. He implemented Morgan Stanley’s first EMEA regional AML Compliance function and assisted Credit Suisse in EMEA redesigning it’s regional AML program with focus on both efficiency and effectiveness.

Rod has a broad in-depth knowledge and experience in all aspects of AML, sanctions and anti-bribery compliance, is a member of the Association of Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists (ACAMS) and the Director of Membership and Board Member of the Hong Kong Chapter of ACAMS. He regularly speaks at industry events including ACAMS seminars.

Email: rod.francis@fticonsulting.com

Esther Tsang

Esther Tsang
Co-Membership Director
Goldman Sachs

Esther is the Head of Asia Pacific Know-Your-Customer (KYC) Team in the Financial Crime Compliance Department of Goldman Sachs based in Hong Kong. She has oversight for KYC matters across main Business units including Private Wealth Management, Asset Management, Investment Banking and Securities Trading. She is also the Bank Manager and Money Laundering Reporting Officer of Goldman Sachs Asia Bank Limited, a restricted license bank. Esther joined Goldman Sachs in 2006 accumulated over 12 years of experiences in the Anti-Money Laundering industry and she is a member of the ASIFMA KYC Working Group. Esther began her career at PricewaterhouseCoopers, where she was responsible for providing Audit and Assurance services to Financial Institutions and she is a Certified Public Accountant in Hong Kong. Esther earned a Bachelor of Business Administration (Accounting and Finance) from the University of Hong Kong.

Email: esther.tsang@gs.com

Steven Berry

Steven Berry, CAMS
Co-Programming Director

Steve recently joined HSBC as the Regional Head of the Financial Intelligence Unit in Asia Pacific. Prior to joining HSBC Steve worked for thirty two years in law enforcement in both UK and Hong Kong. He left the Hong Kong Police as a Detective Chief Inspector having spent most of his twenty seven years pursuing criminal investigations. During this period he spent ten years in the Commercial Crime Bureau working in both Fraud and Counterfeit and Forgery Divisions. His last four years were sent in Central District covering the Central Business District. He has extensive experience in the investigation of Commercial Crime and Money Laundering cases.

Steve holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Geography from the University of Lancaster and a Master of Science Degree in Fraud Risk Management from Nottingham Trent University.

Apart from Money Laundering he has a particular interest in West African Frauds and Boiler Room Fraud.

Email: stevenjberry@hsbc.com.hk

Nigel Kot

Nigel Kot, CAMS
Co-Communications Director
The Hong Kong Jockey Club

Nigel is an Executive Manager in the Security and Integrity department of The Hong Kong Jockey Club. He currently leads the AML and Financial Crime Risk team and is responsible for implementing the policies and frameworks to address such risks across the organisation. His role oversees transaction monitoring, betting analysis, enhanced due diligence, reporting of suspicious transactions, training, and risk assessments. Nigel has over 10 years of experience in the Risk and Compliance field and he holds a Master’s degree in Engineering Science from the University of Oxford, UK.

Email: nigel.tp.kot@hkjc.org.hk

Maggie Qiu

Maggie Qiu
Co-Communications Director
Standard Chartered Bank

Ms. Qiu is the Head of Sanctions for Greater China & North East Asia in Standard Chartered Bank based in Hong Kong, which in charge of managing all aspects of Sanctions compliance program in the region. Prior to this role, she was the APAC Director, Global Financial Crimes Compliance for Bank of America Merrill Lynch, and was responsible for regulatory exams, audit, regulatory changes, compliance Monitoring & Testing, issue management, Policy and Program, Risk Assessments, and trainings for 12 jurisdictions in the Asia Pacific region.

Before relocated to Hong Kong on January 2014, Ms. Qiu was the Head of AML for BAML China & the China Money-Laundering Reporting Officer, and was leading Bank of America Merrill Lynch’s Anti-Money Laundering and Economic Sanctions efforts in China. She had been in that role since 2010, and previously, Ms. Qiu worked for Financial Intelligence Unit (FIU) in Bank of American’s Global Headquarter in US. Before joining Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Ms. Qiu also worked in Wells Fargo, Wachovia on the various risk management roles. She is a frequent speaker in various international AML conferences on topics of Correspondent Banking Relationship, AML audit management, Risk-Based Approach AML program, etc. Maggie received her Master degree from University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, USA.

Email: maggie.qiu@sc.com

Mary Wong

Mary Wong
Co-Programming Director

Mary is a Partner in PwC’s Forensic Services with over 20 years in-house and advisory experiences in the financial crime compliance in Greater China region.

Prior to joining PwC, Mary served, for over 5 years, as a Vice President in the Hong Kong office of leading global financial institution specialising in regional Anti-Money Laundering Compliance. During this period, although based in Hong Kong, Mary undertook global and regional projects and developed excellent exposure to a wide variety of jurisdictions including Switzerland and Singapore. Her specific experience included, but not exclusively, customer complaints, compliance training, intermediaries, customer due diligence, as well as regional support on Politically Exposed Persons. Mary regularly conducts training for global financial and payment institutions throughout the region, including senior management, front office and compliance officers, regarding the latest AML/CFT trends and industry practices.

Email: mary.wong@hk.pwc.com

Simon Young

Simon Young
Co-Programming Director

Simon Young is the Senior Director of Tencent Financial Technology responsible for Hong Kong, Macao and cross-border financial affairs. Simon leads Tencent’s fintech implementation strategy and regulatory policy research in the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area, including Tencent Finance Academy (Hong King), cross-border digital payments, eID, virtual banking, inclusive financial services, cross-border regulatory sandbox, etc. Simon fosters the collaboration with government and regulatory authorities, academia, industry associations and partners in the Greater Bay Area.

Simon held various senior compliance leadership roles across banking and financial institutions for over 15 years. Prior to joining Tencent, Simon served as the Risk Management & Compliance Director and a member of the Senior Management Group of Octopus Cards – one of the world’s leading and most widely used contactless smart card payment systems.

Simon holds a master’s degree in Information Systems Management and a master’s degree in International Corporate and Financial Law. He is a Certified Fraud Examiner and a Fellow member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants.

Email: simonyoung@tencent.com