Energy Risk Asia Innovation Week

Energy Risk Asia Innovation week consists a series of informative sessions across 5 days, to showcase innovation occurring in APAC’s energy risk space.

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Energy Risk Asia Innovation Week 
November 14-18, 2022

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Energy Risk Asia Innovation Week will showcase the latest advances in risk management in Asia Pacific’s energy space through a series of webcasts. Each day we will focus on a particular theme:

November 14:     Hedging
November 15:     Digitalization 
November 16:     Energy Transition
November 17:     Commodity trading
November 18:     LNG 

November 14, 2022 - Hedging  

Overcoming the challenges of hedging in today’s commodity markets

  • What are the biggest challenges to hedging in today’s environment of high prices and high volatility?
  • What changes are firms making to their hedging strategies as a result of heightened volatility and risk?
  • How is the current environment impacting a firm’s appetite for risk and hedging?
  • How to keep on top of your positions and monitor the effectiveness of your hedge in fast-changing, volatile markets 
  • Hedging costs: weighing up the cost of hedging and the risk of margining defaults
  • What trends are impacting different commodities markets and how does this impact diverse commodity portfolios?

Company types:

  • Commodity trading firms
  • Energy companies
  • Banks

Job roles:

  • Risk
  • Finance
  • Treasury
  • Trading

November 15, 2022 - Digitalization 

Digitalisation of Energy Markets: Harnessing new technology to build the Risk Function of the Future

  • Where should the industry be heading? How can you ensure your digitalisation journey is on track?
  • Tech and innovation strategies: how are digitalisation and automation impacting the industry?
  • How to optimise trading and risk management technology throughout the entire trade lifecycle
  • How do you know which systems will be best for creating the CTRM function you need?
  • Technology risks: how to measure your technology risk, from the risk of over-spending to the risk of missing out on opportunities through not having the right systems in place
  • Managing cyber security risks

Company types:

  • Commodity trading firms
  • Energy companies
  • Banks

Job titles:

  • Risk
  • Operations
  • IT
  • Data/ Data analytics

November 16, 2022 - Energy transition

Energy transition: mapping a pathway to a sustainable industry and energy mix

  • The changing energy landscape towards greener energy: latest trends and policies in APAC
  • Where is the incentive mainly coming from – a customer pull or regulatory push?
  • How is adapting to net zero/low carbon impacting the sector in APAC?
  • How are firms building their sustainability programmes – what factors are being considered? How will things evolve?
  • Understanding the reporting criteria of climate risk and ESG - how can firms achieve a more complete and transparent reporting process?
  • Managing financial climate risk: finding the right approach for your firm

Company types:

  • Commodity trading firms
  • Energy companies
  • Energy users
  • Banks

Job titles:

  • Risk
  • Operations
  • IT
  • Climate Risk

November 17, 2022 - Commodity trading

Deep dive into commodity trading and infrastructure

  • Overview of the current regulatory trading environment in Asia vs the rest of the world
  • Spotlight on China: latest regulatory updates and developments at exchanges. How are these impacting commodities trading in Asia and globally? 
  • What are the new exchange products and services available across Asia?
  • Digitalisation and its impact on the commodities market and trading platforms
  • Looking at the key trends that will shape OTC and exchange-traded markets

Company types:

  • Commodity trading firms
  • Energy companies
  • Energy users
  • Banks

Job titles:

  • Risk
  • Operations
  • IT
  • Logistics
  • Trading

November 18, 2022 - LNG

Short- and long-term outlook for LNG in Asia

  • Impact of geopolitical uncertainly and high volatility on the LNG market
  • How is the Russia/Ukraine crisis impacting Asian LNG markets and what’s the effect on risk management and hedging decisions?
  • What are the longer-term forecasts for global LNG flows? 
  • Best strategies for gaining competitive advantage and managing LNG risk in Asia

Company types:

  • Commodity trading firms
  • Energy companies
  • Energy users
  • Banks
  • Clearing Houses/Exchanges

Job titles:

  • Risk
  • LNG
  • Market Development
  • LNG contract
  • Hydrogen
  • Oil & gas

Chikako Ishiguro

Senior Analyst, Energy Resources and International Business Unit

Osaka Gas

Chikako Ishiguro is Senior Researcher and Analyst at Osaka Gas.  As a member of the Energy Resources and International Business Unit of the company, Chikako heads up energy market research and analysis activities of the company where she has worked for over 10 years. Throughout her career, Ishiguro has pursued in-depth global market analysis in key energy sectors, particularly in LNG.  Previously, she was Head of Market Research Division of Osaka Gas International Transport, a subsidiary of Osaka Gas.  She is a co-author of OIES papers; Pricing and Demand for LNG in China (2006), A New Paradigm for Natural Gas Pricing in Asia: A Perspective on Market (2009), A Realistic Perspective on Japan’s LNG Demand after Fukushima (2012) and The Outlook for Natural Gas and LNG in China in the War against Air Pollution (2018).

Christophe Malet

Senior Vice President - Upstream and Midstream LNG

Hanas New Energy Group

Christophe Malet is Senior Vice President Upstream and Midstream LNG at Hanas, a Chinese independent energy company focusing on Renewables and LNG (Liquefied Natural Gas); and Managing Director of Hanas LNG Pte. Ltd., Hanas’ Singapore-based LNG procurement and marketing entity.

Christophe's experience in the LNG Industry over the last 14 years with Hanas, Yamal LNG, Excelerate Energy and Shell covers short-term trading, long-term LNG marketing and LNG business development.

With an engineering degree and a MBA as academic background, he has over 20 years of commercial experience.

Nerine Teo

Senior Vice President

Ohm Energy

Nerine currently oversees Ohm Energy’s retail business including business development, operations, regulations, and strategy.  She has more than 13 years of experience in the power market. She played an instrumental role in setting up and preparing Ohm Energy for entry into retailing electricity to households in Singapore. Prior to joining Ohm Energy Pte Ltd, Nerine was an Associate Director on the Asia Power, Coal, Gas and Renewables team in IHS Pte Ltd (now IHS Markit Pte Ltd). In that role, she worked on regional consulting and research projects, with a focus on regulatory analysis and market design issues in the power sector. She also worked as an Economist in Singapore’s wholesale electricity market operator, Energy Market Company. Nerine holds a B. Soc. Sciences (Hons) in Economics from the National University of Singapore.

Monika Mangla

Former Digital transformation strategy & program manager


Monika Mangla is passionate about driving business transformation leveraging technology.  She has >25 years’ experience in advising C-suite in digital strategy, governance and finance innovation and has delivered finance transformation at global scale, including leading global finance transformation program at Chevron that aimed to transform finance globally, leveraging SAP S/4HANA and Central Finance. 

Monika received a master’s degree in economics from the University of Maryland - College Park and is a Charter Financial Analyst (CFA). She started her career with KPMG in economics and statistical advisory and moved to Accenture as Senior Manager supporting both outsourcing and strategic business consulting.  Monika joined Chevon in 2008 as senior advisor in Upstream Finance and has since held a variety of roles in corporate functions and in operations, with time in the Gulf of Mexico, US Deepwater and Thailand. Monika joined Deloitte as a Managing Director in 2022 leading efforts building technology led finance transformation practice.  Currently, Monika is teaching as a guest professor at the University of Houston, School of business and focusing on growing, a non-profit that focuses on empowering underprivileged communities through technology.  She lives in Houston with her family and enjoys reading and traveling in her free time. 

Deven Chitaliya

Senior Vice President, Head of Risk Management, Central Risk Office

Olam International

Professional Experience: Deven is a Risk professional with 22 years+ of versatile experience. He has a proven track record in the areas of commodity credit risk management, commercial aspects of physical and paper trading (Oil, Agriculture, Softs), compliance, internal control, corporate finance, contract documentation, legal matters, project implementation, people management and people management. In his current role at Olam, he is responsible for the Enterprise Risk Management (ERM) framework development, implementation, periodic consolidation and Board / business reporting.

In his previous stints Deven held various important & senior positions; Masefield Asiapac Pte Ltd (Regional Director & Head of Risk - Asia Pacific), Kobian Pte Ltd (ERP Project Manager & Senior Compliance Manager), Reliance Industries Limited (Senior Manager – Risk & Compliance)

Educational Background: Financial Risk Manager (FRM – GARP USA), Chartered Accountant (CA), Cost Accountant (ICWA), Diploma in Information Systems Audit (DISA), Post Graduate  Diploma in Foreign Exchange & Risk Management (PGDFERM)

Errol Bong

Head of North Asia and Managing Director

D2 Legal Technology

Errol has worked as Global Head of Compliance & Legal Counsel, APAC Head of Compliance & Legal and Legal Director at top tier investment banks, securities brokers, fund managers and listed blue chip corporates in Hong Kong. Prior to working at financial institutions, Errol worked at magic circle law firms in London and Sydney. Errol has managed Compliance teams, partnered with Chief Operating Officers to successfully execute MIFIDII & Brexit Compliance programs, addressed MAS & ASIC inspections, conducted internal anti-bribery investigations, established KYC, AML & anti-bribery policies and delivered IT solutions to implement AML & KYC programs. He has also organised the media strategy for responding to bribery allegations. He is a leading speaker at conferences organised by Asia Risk & International Financial Law Review and asked for his views in GC Magazine - The Legal 500. Errol is currently advising and leading Uncleared Margin Projects impacting OTC derivatives documented under ISDA terms at leading Australian funds"

Errol is a qualified lawyer who is licensed to practice in Hong Kong, Australia, England and New York. 

Priya Narain Balchandani

Global Head of Market Analysis

Maersk Oil Trading

Harry Whitaker

Advisor, Global Gas and LNG Market Development

Shell Energy

Harry is an advisor with Shell’s Global Gas and LNG Market Development team, covering policy and regulation in energy markets. Based in Singapore, he is focused on policy and regulatory affairs for several key markets in Asia Pacific and globally.

He has worked in a variety of commercial and strategic roles in the oil and gas industry. Prior to joining Shell Harry was part of BG Group’s policy and corporate affairs team covering energy market reforms, sustainability and portfolio development.

He previously served on the leadership team of the International Gas Union’s Strategy, Economics and Regulation Committee (2009-2012) and currently sits on their Strategic Communications and Outreach taskforce.

Jin Ghee Ong

Head of Risk Management

Keppel Corporation 

Risk leadership professional with over twenty years of regional corporate experience covering risk business partnership, governance, policy, and operational excellence in global banks, oil majors, telecommunications and diversified conglomerates.

Laurence Kwan

Director of Energy

Sunseap Group

An experienced individual with proven leadership qualities and management styles in both public and private sectors, Laurence is Sunseap Group’s subject matter expert in the areas of electricity and integration to Electricity Market in Singapore and Asia Pacific. He has amassed years of managerial experience in a variety of corporate sectors across a wide industry spectrum. In addition to being a subject matter expert, Laurence also develops and oversees business development strategy, and risk management at the Group level.

Keep pace with the digitalisation of energy markets

in order to stay ahead of the curve

Build a decision making processes for investing in new technologies

including: AI, ML, blockchain and RPA

Bridging investment and renewable projects

And understanding how green investing is impacting energy firms

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