SMART Talk - Fintech and Risk Management: Virtual Banking in Hong Kong
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- College of Business and Finance
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- 21May 2019 (Tue)19:00 - 20:30 (Registration begins at 18:15)
- Professor and Mrs Enoch Young Lecture Theatre (Room 204), 2/F, Admiralty Centre, 18 Harcourt Road, Admiralty
- Free of charge
- Mr. Sunny Cheung - Chief Executive Officer of Octopus Holdings Limited Professor William Leung Wing-cheung, SBS, JP - Chief Executive and Executive Director of WeLab Virtual Bank Facilitator: Mr. Paul Pong - Co-founder and Chairman of the Institute of Financial Technologists of Asia Ltd
Mr. Sunny Cheung - Chief Executive Officer of Octopus Holdings Limited
Mr. Sunny Cheung is the Chief Executive Officer of the Octopus Holdings Limited since his appointment in January 2011. He oversees all businesses across the Group in Hong Kong and overseas. Prior to joining the Octopus Group, he was the Country Manager of Visa International for Hong Kong and Macau. With over 40 years of experience in retail banking and the payments industry, Mr. Cheung had held senior management positions with various financial institutions, including Managing Director and Head of Greater China Consumer Banking at DBS, General Manager of Consumer Banking at Dao Heng Bank and General Manager of Card Business at Citibank. Mr. Cheung is passionate about the development of community services, financial industry and charitable work in Hong Kong, and currently serves as a member of the Sustainability Committee of Link; the Corruption Prevention Advisory Committee of The Independent Commission Against Corruption of Hong Kong; and the Campaign Committee of The Community Chest of Hong Kong.
Professor William Leung Wing-cheung, SBS, JP - Chief Executive and Executive Director of WeLab Virtual Bank
Professor Leung has more than 40 years of management experience in the finance and banking sector. Currently, he is the Chief Executive and Executive Director of WeLab Virtual Bank. He has held key positions in major financial institutions, such as Executive Director of Hang Seng Bank, CEO of Sun Hung Kai Financial. Professor Leung has been conferred a number of academic honors. He was conferred Honorary Professor, Honorary University Fellow, and Distinguish Alumni by the Hong Kong Baptist University, Adjunct Professor by the Hang Seng University, Doctorate of the Academy honoris causa by the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts, Honorary Fellowship by the Vocational Training Council. Professor Leung is active in community services. He has served as chairman for Employee Retraining Board, Hong Kong Dance Company, and Council Chairman of Academy for Performing Arts. He is still serving as chairman for Estate Agents Authority and the Hong Kong Creative Arts Centre Limited, etc. The government of HKSAR appointed him as Justice of the Peace in 2005 and subsequently honored him with a Bronze Bauhinia Star and a Silver Bauhinia Star in 2009 and 2016 respectively.
Facilitator: Mr. Paul Pong - Co-founder and Chairman of the Institute of Financial Technologists of Asia Ltd
Mr. Pong is Managing Director of Pegasus Fund Managers Ltd and Chairman of Shenzhen Qianhai Prudence Investment Fund Management Company Ltd. By having more than 30 years of solid experiences in the asset and fund management industry, he is well-experienced in establishing, managing, operating and investing in traditional funds, hedge funds and venture capital funds. Mr. Pong involves actively in the financial sector for many years. He is Member of Academic and Accreditation Advisory Committee of Securities & Futures Commission, Member of Advisory Committee of Hang Seng Indexes Co Ltd, Non-official member of Human Capital Committee of Financial Services Development Council, Ex-Chairman and current Board Member of The Institute of Financial Planners of HK, Vice Chairman of The HK Institute of Financial Analysts and Professional Commentators and Executive Committee Member & Co-Convener of Financial Section HK Professionals & Senior Executives Association. He is also Member of “Business Studies Advisory Board” of HKU School of Professional and Continuing Education and Member of Court of City University of Hong Kong.
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The Hong Kong Monetary Authority has granted four digital banking licences under the Banking Ordinance to operate in the form of a virtual bank. This is a major milestone in strengthening the position of Hong Kong as a one of the famous international financial centres. Three prominent guests will join SMART Talk in May to discuss the development and risk management of digital and virtual banking in Hong Kong.
The SMART Talk is a series of free admission talks that aim to keep our students, alumni and the general public abreast of the most up-to-date topics and in-demand skill sets. SMART stands for Social Media, Mega-thinking, Analytics, Risk Management, and Techno-innovation. In each of these talks, we invite prominent leaders in the business and financial community to share with us their insights on SMART related topics.
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