WiFA Spotlight Series

After the success in launching the 2020 WiFA Spotlight Series, WiFA continues to use this platform to celebrate strong future leaders and trusted decision makers in the financial services industry. Read inspiring stories from these leaders we spoke to recently, please like, share and comment on our LinkedIn Page.

2022 WiFA Spotlight Series – Nidhi Kush Shah

2022 WiFA Spotlight Series – Nidhi Kush Shah

Nidhi Kush Shah, Leadership & Communications Coach, Keynote Speaker, and Entrepreneur, shares with WiFA her experience with mentors and volunteering, what gives her hope every day, and much more. Tell us about your background and the journey to your current...

2022 WiFA Spotlight Series – Clara Chiu

2022 WiFA Spotlight Series – Clara Chiu

2022 WiFA Spotlight Series: Today we would like to introduce Clara Chiu, CEO, QReg Advisory Ltd, who shares with WiFA her experience with mentors and volunteering, what gives her hope every day, and much more. Tell us about your background and the journey to your...

2022 WiFA Spotlight Series – Siu Man Yee

2022 WiFA Spotlight Series – Siu Man Yee

2022 WiFA Spotlight Series: Today we would like to introduce Siu Man Yee, Manager at HER Fund, who shares with WiFA her experience with overcoming bias, how she supports female talent, what gives her hope every day, and much more  Tell us about...

2022 WiFA Spotlight Series – Ha Hocart

2022 WiFA Spotlight Series – Ha Hocart

2022 WiFA Spotlight Series: Today we would like to introduce Ha Hocart, Regional Account Executive, World Wide Technology, who shares with WiFA who she admires, her experience with mentors, how she promotes diversity and gender equality, and much more. Tell us about...

2022 WiFA Spotlight Series – Janine Payne

2022 WiFA Spotlight Series – Janine Payne

Janine Payne, Co-Founder and Co-Executive Director, Institute for the Advancement of Women’s Health, shares with WiFA her experience with mentors and volunteering, who she admires, and much more. Tell us about your background and the journey to your current position...

2022 WiFA Spotlight Series – Polly Lee

2022 WiFA Spotlight Series – Polly Lee

Polly Lee, audit leader, Deloitte Guangzhou, and member of the Women Leadership Committee in Southern Mainland China, shares with WiFA her experience with mentors and volunteering, how she supports female talent, what gives her hope every day, and much more...

2022 WiFA Spotlight Series – Karen So 

2022 WiFA Spotlight Series – Karen So 

2022 WiFA Spotlight Series: Today we would like to introduce Karen So, General Counsel, OSL, who shares with WiFA her experience with overcoming bias, how she supports female talent, what gives her hope every day, and much more Tell us about your background and the...

2022 WiFA Spotlight Series – Lena Wong

2022 WiFA Spotlight Series – Lena Wong

Lena Wong, Founder HK Momtrepreneurs and co-founder of Womentors, shares with WiFA how she overcame bias in her career, promotes diversity and gender equality, supports female talent, her experience with mentors, and much more. Tell us about your background and the...

2022 WiFA Spotlight Series – Malavika Shanker 

2022 WiFA Spotlight Series – Malavika Shanker 

Malavika Shanker, Head of Asia Listed Derivatives Execution & Platform Sales, Morgan Stanley, shares with WiFA who she admires, how she promotes diversity and gender equality, her experience with mentors, and much more. Tell us about your background and the...

2022 WiFA Spotlight Series – AJ Bolduc

2022 WiFA Spotlight Series – AJ Bolduc

AJ Bolduc, Executive Director, Asia Pacific Shares Trading, Goldman Sachs, who shares with WiFA her experience with mentors and volunteering, and how she promotes diversity and gender equality. Mentors play an important role in the developments of many careers. If you...

2022 WiFA Spotlight Series – Joëlle Dang-Jamet

2022 WiFA Spotlight Series – Joëlle Dang-Jamet

Joëlle Dang-Jamet, former Chief Operating Officer, Global Finance and Risk Division Societe Generale Asia, who shares with WiFA her experience with volunteering, how she promotes diversity and gender equality, what gives her hope every day, and much more Tell us about...

2022 WiFA Spotlight Series – Edwina Chau

2022 WiFA Spotlight Series – Edwina Chau

Edwina Chau, Vice-President, Company Secretary and ESG of BC Group, shares with WiFA how she promotes diversity and gender equality, her experience with mentors, what gives her hope every day, and much more. Tell us about your background and the journey to your...

2022 WiFA Spotlight Series – Elizabeth Rowlinson  

2022 WiFA Spotlight Series – Elizabeth Rowlinson  

Elizabeth Rowlinson, mental health counsellor and corporate wellness consultant shares with WiFA her experience with mentorship, how she promotes diversity and gender equality, what gives her hope, and much more.  Tell us about your background and the journey to...

2022 WiFA Spotlight Series – Judy Kan

2022 WiFA Spotlight Series – Judy Kan

Judy Kan, Executive Director, HER Fund, shares with WiFA her experience with mentorship, who she admires, how she promotes diversity and gender equality, and much more Tell us about your background and the journey to your current position and organisation. Before I...

2022 WiFA Spotlight Series – Alice Yan

2022 WiFA Spotlight Series – Alice Yan

Alice Yan, Consultant, shares with WiFA her experience with overcoming bias, how she promotes diversity and gender equality, what gives her hope every day, and much more Tell us about your background and the journey to your current position and organization. When I...

2022 WiFA Spotlight Series – Maaike Steinebach 

2022 WiFA Spotlight Series – Maaike Steinebach 

Maaike Steinebach, General Manager for Visa Hong Kong & Macau, shares with WiFA her experience with supporting female talent, how she promotes diversity and gender equality, what gives her hope every day, and much more. Tell us about your background and the...

2022 WiFA Spotlight Series – Ambra Debernardi

2022 WiFA Spotlight Series – Ambra Debernardi

Ambra Debernardi, Director of Multinational Business and Broker Development, Group Corporate Solutions, AIA shares with WiFA what inspired her to choose her career path, her experience with mentors and volunteerism, who she admires, and much more. Tell us about...

2022 WiFA Spotlight Series – Kate Michelson 

2022 WiFA Spotlight Series – Kate Michelson 

Kate Michelson, Managing Director, Corporate Coaching Partners Asia, who shares with WiFA how she promotes female talent, what gives her hope, and much more. Tell us about your background and the journey to your current position and organization. I have lived and...

2022 WiFA Spotlight Series – Kismet Singh 

2022 WiFA Spotlight Series – Kismet Singh 

Kismet Singh, Planning Editor, Bloomberg TV Asia & Co-Lead, Bloomberg Women's Community, HK, shares with WiFA how she promotes diversity and equity, who she admires, and much more. Your background and journey to your current position and organization I am a...

2022 WiFA Spotlight Series – Christine Cuthbert

2022 WiFA Spotlight Series – Christine Cuthbert

Christine Cuthbert, Special Counsel in the Dispute Resolution Group, Baker McKenzie, shares with WiFA her route to becoming a lawyer, her inspirations, experience with mentorship, and much more. Tell us about your background and the journey to your current position...

2022 WiFA Spotlight Series – Yan Yan Li

2022 WiFA Spotlight Series – Yan Yan Li

Yan Yan Li, Head of Legal & Governance at AIA Investment Management HK Ltd. shares with WiFA her experience with mentors, how she supports female talent, promotes diversity and gender equality, and much more. Tell us about your background and the journey to your...

2022 WiFA Spotlight Series – Nicole Lee 

2022 WiFA Spotlight Series – Nicole Lee 

Nicole Lee, CFA, Vice President, BlackRock Global Product Group, shares with WiFA who she admires, her experience with mentors and volunteerism, and much more. Tell us about your background and the journey to your current position and organization.  Born and...

2022 WiFA Spotlight Series – Alexandra Harnett

2022 WiFA Spotlight Series – Alexandra Harnett

Alexandra Harnett, Senior Manager, People Sustainability, Group Office, AIA, shares with WiFA her experiences with volunteering, promoting diversity and gender equality, and what gives her hope every day. Tell us about your background and the journey to your current...

2022 WiFA Spotlight Series – Vajiha Jamil Parvez 

2022 WiFA Spotlight Series – Vajiha Jamil Parvez 

2022 WiFA Spotlight Series: Today we would like to introduce Vajiha Jamil Parvez, Business Manager for COO APAC in Bank Julius Baer Singapore, who shares with WiFA how she promotes diversity and gender equality, supports female talent, and what gives her hope every...

2022 WiFA Spotlight Series – Joanne Miranda

2022 WiFA Spotlight Series – Joanne Miranda

Joanne Miranda Assistant Manager, People Analytics (Data Analytics), Group Human Resources, AIA, shares with WiFA how she promotes diversity and equality, what gives her hope, and much more. Tell us about your background and the journey to your current position and...

2022 WiFA Spotlight Series – Evelyn Teng

2022 WiFA Spotlight Series – Evelyn Teng

Evelyn Teng, Executive Director and Deputy Head of Legal for North Asia at Julius Baer, who shares with WiFA the inspiration for her career, the person she admires most, and what gives her hope every day. 2022 WiFA Spotlight Series: Today we would like to introduce...

2022 WiFA Spotlight Series – Malika Beri

2022 WiFA Spotlight Series – Malika Beri

Malika Beri, a banking professional at CitiBank, shares with WiFA her inspiration for joining her career path, who she admires, and her contribution to promoting gender diversity and equality Tell us about your background and the journey to your current position and...

2022 WiFA Spotlight Series – Candy Leung

2022 WiFA Spotlight Series – Candy Leung

Candy Leung,  Asia Head of Julius Baer Academy, shares with WiFA her experience with mentors, how she supported female talent, and what gives her hope every day. Tell us about your background and the journey to your current position and organization.  In...

2022 WiFA Spotlight Series – Anita Ngai

2022 WiFA Spotlight Series – Anita Ngai

Anita Ngai, Regional Head of Compliance Regulations Management at CitiBank, shares with WiFA her volunteer activities, how she supports female talent, and her experience with mentorship. Tell us a little bit about yourself I am the Regional Head of Compliance...

2021 WiFA Male Ally Spotlight Series – Gregory Thompson

2021 WiFA Male Ally Spotlight Series – Gregory Thompson

Gregory Thompson, Asia Co-Head Of Global Market Operations at Goldman Sachs, shares with WiFA his motivation to be a male ally, his experience being a mentor, advice he would provide male colleagues to become an ally, and much more. Tell us a little bit about yourself...

2021 WiFA Male Ally Spotlight Series – Ron Lee

2021 WiFA Male Ally Spotlight Series – Ron Lee

Ron Lee, Head of Private Wealth Management Asia Pacific at Goldman Sachs and Chairman of the Board of Directors at Mother’s Choice, a Hong Kong charity, shares with WiFA his motivation to be a male ally, his experience being a mentor, advice he would provide male...

2021 WiFA Male Ally Spotlight Series – Tony Wood

2021 WiFA Male Ally Spotlight Series – Tony Wood

Tony Wood, Financial Services Partner Deloitte, shares with WiFA his experience with mentorship, advice to men to support their female colleagues, 2021 mantra, and much more. Tell us about yourself  I am based in Hong Kong. I have worked in management consulting...

2021 WiFA Male Ally Spotlight Series – Lawrence Lam

2021 WiFA Male Ally Spotlight Series – Lawrence Lam

Lawrence Lam, Managing Director, Citibank Hong Kong Consumer Business Manager, shares with WiFA his motivation to be an ally, his mentorship experience, his 2021 mantra, and much more. Tell us about yourself I manage the Citibank’s consumer business including retail...

2021 WiFA Male Ally Spotlight Series – Davey Liu

2021 WiFA Male Ally Spotlight Series – Davey Liu

Davey Liu, Director, Citibank Hong Kong Corporate Banking, shares with WiFA his motivation to be an ally, his mentorship experience, his 2021 mantra, and much more. What motivates you to be an ally in the financial services industry? There are so many talented women...

2021 WiFA Male Ally Spotlight Series – Praveen Choudhary

2021 WiFA Male Ally Spotlight Series – Praveen Choudhary

1.Tell us about yourself (include your title and company name). My name is Praveen Choudhary and I am an equity research analyst and Managing Director at Morgan Stanley. I was born and brought up in India where I got my engineering and MBA degree before moving to...

2021 WiFA Male Ally Spotlight Series – Amin Kassam

2021 WiFA Male Ally Spotlight Series – Amin Kassam

Amin Kassam, head of Bloomberg's Legal Department across APAC, shares with WiFA his motivation to be a male ally, his mentorship experience, his 2021 mantra, and much more. Tell us about yourself.  I have been a lawyer for over 20 years and started my career in...

2021 WiFA Male Ally Spotlight Series – Paul Raben Christensen

2021 WiFA Male Ally Spotlight Series – Paul Raben Christensen

Paul Raben-Christensen, Regional Head of Leadership and Talent for Bloomberg LP, shares with WiFA his motivations to be a male ally, advice to others to become a male ally, and much more. Tell us about yourself. I have been living in Hong Kong for over three years now...

2021 WiFA Male Ally Spotlight Series – Joshua Wang

2021 WiFA Male Ally Spotlight Series – Joshua Wang

Joshua Wang, Managing Director, Risk,Goldman Sachs, shares with WiFA his motivation to be a male ally, his mentorship experience, advice for men to become a male ally, and much more. Tell us about yourselfI have been at Goldman Sachs for over 16 years and been...

2021 WiFA Male Ally Spotlight Series – Alexander Aitken

2021 WiFA Male Ally Spotlight Series – Alexander Aitken

Alexander Aitken, Partner, Finance, Herbert Smith Freehill, shares with WiFA his motivations to be a male ally, his mentorship experience, his 2021 mantra, and much more. Tell us about yourself I am British by nationality but have lived here since 2008 so I consider...

2021 WiFA Male Ally Spotlight Series – Dennis Chow

2021 WiFA Male Ally Spotlight Series – Dennis Chow

Dennis Chow, Chairman of Deloitte China and the Deloitte China Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) Council, shares with WiFA his thoughts on diversity, mentorship, his 2021 mantra, and much more. Please provide an example of how being an ally helped to unlock the...

2021 WiFA Male Ally Spotlight Series – Peter Mulberry

2021 WiFA Male Ally Spotlight Series – Peter Mulberry

Peter Mulberry, Managing Director at Morgan Stanley's Technology Division, shares with WiFA his motivations to be a male ally, how being an ally helped to unlock the power of diversity for his organization and much more. Tell us about yourself I am 62 years old and...

2021 WiFA Male Ally Spotlight Series – David Day

2021 WiFA Male Ally Spotlight Series – David Day

David Day, Managing Director and Head of North Asia of the Data & Analytics division of the London Stock Exchange Group (LSEG), shares with WiFA his motivations to be a male ally, his mentorship experience, his 2021 mantra, and much more. What motivates you to be...

2021 WiFA Male Ally Spotlight Series – Musheer Ahmed

2021 WiFA Male Ally Spotlight Series – Musheer Ahmed

Musheer Ahmed, Founder & Managing Director of Finstep Asia, a venture builder powering Asia’s next generation of Digital businesses, shares with WiFA his motivation to be a male ally, his mentorship experience, advice to others on being a male ally, and much...

2021 WiFA Male Ally Spotlight Series – Ronald Wong

2021 WiFA Male Ally Spotlight Series – Ronald Wong

Ronald Wong, executive coach, shares with WiFA his motivation to be a male ally, his mentorship experience, his 2021 mantra, and much more. Tell us about yourself. I am an executive coach, working with executives on leading and managing their teams as well as...

2021 WiFA Male Ally Spotlight Series – Philipp Hanusch

2021 WiFA Male Ally Spotlight Series – Philipp Hanusch

Philipp Hanusch, Special Counsel, Baker McKenzie, shares with WiFA his motivation to be a male ally, advice to men to encourage them to be allies, his 2021 mantra, and much more. Tell us about yourself.  Initially, I came to Hong Kong for a temporary six-month...

2021 WiFA Male Ally Spotlight Series – Oscar Vega

2021 WiFA Male Ally Spotlight Series – Oscar Vega

Oscar Vega, Financial Controller at OtterBox for the Asia Pacific Region in HK, shares with WiFA his views on mentoring women in finance, advice to his male counterparts so they can become an ally, and other thoughts. Tell us about yourself. As the Financial...

2021 WiFA Male Ally Spotlight Series – Steve Margitan

2021 WiFA Male Ally Spotlight Series – Steve Margitan

Steve Margitan, Product Specialist for BlackRock Alternative Advisors, the firm’s hedge fund solutions business, tells WiFA about his motivation to be a male ally, his mentorship experience, and much more. Tell us about yourself. I am originally from Seattle but moved...

2021 WiFA Male Ally Spotlight Series – Greg Solomon

2021 WiFA Male Ally Spotlight Series – Greg Solomon

Greg Solomon, an actuary who runs his own business, Eigengrey Consulting, shares with WiFA his motivation to be an ally, his role as a mentor, and advice for men so they can become a male ally.  1. Tell us about yourself I was born in South Africa, lived in...

2021 WiFA Male Ally Spotlight Series – Kaushik Banerjee

2021 WiFA Male Ally Spotlight Series – Kaushik Banerjee

Kaushik Banerjee, a Vice President at Morgan Stanley, shares with WiFA his motivation to be a male ally, his mentorship experience, and his mantras for 2021. 1.           Tell us about yourself I lead the Asia FX...

2021 WiFA Male Ally Spotlight Series – Scott Nagao

2021 WiFA Male Ally Spotlight Series – Scott Nagao

Scott Nagao, the Chief Operating Officer for Asia Pacific Active Investments at BlackRock and co-chair of BlackRock’s Women’s Network, share his thoughts with WiFA on his motivation to be a male ally, advice to his colleagues, and his 2021 mantra. Tell us about...

2021 WiFA Male Ally Spotlight Series – Jason Lui

2021 WiFA Male Ally Spotlight Series – Jason Lui

Jason Lui, Head of East Asia Strategy within the Global Markets division at BNP Paribas, shares with WiFA how he unlocked D&I on his team, his views on mentorship, his 2021 mantra, and much more. Tell us about yourself  At BNP Paribas, my focus is looking...

2021 WiFA Male Ally Spotlight Series – Sanza Bulaya

As part of the WiFA Male Ally Spotlight Series, Sanza Bulaya, Head of Operational Risk & Surveillance for Private Wealth Management Asia at Morgan Stanley, shares with us his thoughts on what motivates him to be a male ally, his mentoring experience, and his 2021...

2021 WiFA Spotlight Series – Nerice Gietel

2021 WiFA Spotlight Series – Nerice Gietel

Nerice Gietel, a Certified Executive Coach and the Founder of The Career Lounge (a niche career coaching practice), shares with WiFA how she stays on top of her game, advice she would give her younger self, and much...

2021 WiFA Spotlight Series – Olivia Wong

2021 WiFA Spotlight Series – Olivia Wong

Olivia Wong is Group Head of Diversity and Inclusion Lead for John Swire & Sons (HK) Ltd. In her 2021 Spotlight Series interview, she discusses the advice to her younger self, Diversity and Inclusion initiatives, her passions, and much more. Tell us a little bit...

2021 WiFA Spotlight Series – Tegan Smyth

2021 WiFA Spotlight Series – Tegan Smyth

Tegan Smyth is a Project Manager at Societe Generale and the Founder of Grassroots Future, a charitable institution that aims to build capacity among refugee-led initiatives through education, wellbeing and community outreach. In her 2021 Spotlight Series Tegan...

2021 WiFA Spotlight Series – Amy Viklund

2021 WiFA Spotlight Series – Amy Viklund

Amy Viklund is the Asia business development lead for financial institutions and TMT sectors at Freshfields. In her 2021 Spotlight Series interview Amy Viklund discusses how she keeps her competitive edge, the importance of mentors, advice she would give her...

2021 WiFA Spotlight Series – Stephanie Siu

2021 WiFA Spotlight Series – Stephanie Siu

Stephanie Siu, a lawyer at eBrevia, a Donnelley Financial Solutions company, discusses how she stays on top of her professional game, her motivations during this past year, her passions, and much more. Tell us a little bit about yourself I am a legaltech lawyer at...

2021 WiFA Spotlight Series – Virginie Goethals

2021 WiFA Spotlight Series – Virginie Goethals

Virginie Goethals is a Co-Founder and Managing Director at RUN Hong Kong. In her 2021 Spotlight Series interview, she discusses her motivations, advice to her younger self, and how her organization has adapted during these challenging times. Tell us a little bit about...

2021 WiFA Spotlight Series – Jennifer Wu

2021 WiFA Spotlight Series – Jennifer Wu

Jennifer Wu, a commercial disputes lawyer at Pinsent Masons, is active on several committees involved with diversity and inclusion.  In her 2021 Spotlight Series, she discusses the importance of mentorship, advice to her younger self, her 2021 mantra, and much more....

2021 WiFA Spotlight Series – Pooja Dhyani

2021 WiFA Spotlight Series – Pooja Dhyani

Pooja Dhyani, founder of LocalHood, a volunteer social venture. In her 2021 Spotlight Series, she talks about what motivated her to join the financial industry, coping with change, her 2021 mantra, her passions, and much more. What drew you to a career in finance? And...

2021 WiFA Spotlight Series – Christine Chiu

2021 WiFA Spotlight Series – Christine Chiu

Christine Chiu works on the IPO Vetting Team, Listing Division at the Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Limited. In her 2021 Spotlight Series, she discusses her organization's promotion of diversity and inclusion, her motivations, and much more. Tell us a little bit...

2021 WiFA Spotlight Series – Adelaide Chan

2021 WiFA Spotlight Series – Adelaide Chan

Adelaide Chan works in the customer experience area in international banking. In her 2021 Spotlight Series interview she tells us about her motivation, her 2021 mantra, and much more. Tell us a little bit about yourself I joined an international bank as a Management...

2021 WiFA Spotlight Series – Joelle Dang

2021 WiFA Spotlight Series – Joelle Dang

Joëlle Dang is a proactive and hands on Chief Operating Officer with a breadth of business experience and cross functional expertise in structured finance, risk management, corporate governance, and a strong understanding of the evolving regulatory landscape and...

2021 WiFA Spotlight Series – Anik Tremblay

2021 WiFA Spotlight Series – Anik Tremblay

Anik Tremblay works at KPMG on the Banking Advisory team. In her 2021 Spotlight Series interview, she discusses her motivations, her 2021 mantra, her passions, and much more. Tell us a little bit about yourself  I am originally from Canada but I’ve been calling...

2021 WiFA Spotlight Series – Lena Wong

2021 WiFA Spotlight Series – Lena Wong

Lena Wong, CFA, is the Pre-Career Initiatives Lead at 100 Women in Finance. She is also the founder, Hong Kong Momtrepreneurs and co-founder, Womentors. In her 2021 Spotlight Series interview, she discusses her motivations, the role of mentors in her life, and much...

2021 WiFA Spotlight Series – Rachel Phillips

2021 WiFA Spotlight Series – Rachel Phillips

Rachel Phillips works in the alternative investments team at KPMG and co-Chairs the Australian Chamber of Commerce Young Professionals Committee. She is currently a Mentee in WiFA’s MMP 2021. In her 2021 Spotlight Series interview she discusses her motivations, the...

2021 WiFA Spotlight Series – Sindy Leung

2021 WiFA Spotlight Series – Sindy Leung

Sindy Leung is Director, Community Affairs Manager Greater China at UBS. In her 2021 Spotlight Series interview, she discusses her motivations this past year, how her company is continuing to prioritize diversity and gender equality, and much more. 1. Tell us a little...

2021 WiFA Spotlight Series – Emily Chung

2021 WiFA Spotlight Series – Emily Chung

Emily Chung is a  Partner at St. James's Place Management – Asia. In her 2021 Spotlight Series interview, she discusses what drew her to a career in finance, the role of mentors in her life and much more.  1. Tell us a little bit about yourself My journey to...

2021 WiFA Spotlight Series – Alexandra McGuigan

2021 WiFA Spotlight Series – Alexandra McGuigan

Alexandra McGuigan is the Global Development Director at 100 Women in Finance. In her 2021 Spotlight Series interview, she discusses how she stays on top of her professional game, mentors throughout her career and much more. 1. How do you stay on top of your...

2021 WiFA Spotlight Series – Silvie Vermoote

2021 WiFA Spotlight Series – Silvie Vermoote

Silvie Vermoote is the Head of European Desk - Corporate Banking at KBC Bank & Verzekering. In her 2021 Spotlight Series interview, she discusses her move to Hong Kong, her motivations this past year, and much more. 1. Tell us a little bit about yourself My...

2021 WiFA Spotlight Series – Alicia Lui

2021 WiFA Spotlight Series – Alicia Lui

Alicia Lui is the founder of Women In Sports Empowered Hong Kong (WISE HK), a charitable institution registered in Hong Kong. WISE HK champions sports for women and girls by using sports as a tool for empowerment. She is also the Project Director of TrailWatch, a...

2021 WiFA Spotlight Series – Grace Fung

2021 WiFA Spotlight Series – Grace Fung

 Grace Fung is Partner of Baker McKenzie. In her 2021 Spotlight Series Interview, she discusses what drew her to a career in finance, proud moments in her career and much more. Aside from work, what are your other passions? 15 years ago, I started to look into the...

2021 WiFA Spotlight Series –  Ivy Wong

2021 WiFA Spotlight Series – Ivy Wong

 Ivy Wong is Partner of Baker McKenzie. In her 2021 Spotlight Series Interview, she discusses what drew her to a career in finance, proud moments in her career and much more. 1.      Tell us a little bit about yourself I am a capital markets lawyer and my practice...

2021 WiFA Spotlight Series – Nidhi Kush Shah

2021 WiFA Spotlight Series – Nidhi Kush Shah

Nidhi Kush Shah is the founder and director of Alchemy Consulting. In her 2021 Spotlight Series Interview, she discusses advice to her younger self, her mantra this year, and much more. Tell us a bit more about yourself. A few words that would describe me are...

2021 WiFA Spotlight Series – Po Po G

2021 WiFA Spotlight Series – Po Po G

Po Po G is a Board Member of HER Fund. In her Spotlight Series Interview, she discusses what drew her to a career of gender equality, proud moments in her career, and much more. 1. Tell us a little bit about yourself I am a public relations practitioner with over a...

2021 WiFA Spotlight Series – Clare Witts

2021 WiFA Spotlight Series – Clare Witts

Clare is Director of Government and Regulator Relations at CFA Institute, based in Hong Kong. This is a diverse role that enables me to work with many different types of finance and regulatory organisations on topics relating to education, skills and career-long...

2021 WiFA Spotlight Series – Carol Szeto

2021 WiFA Spotlight Series – Carol Szeto

Carol Szeto is the CEO at Save the Children Hong Kong. In her 2021 Spotlight Series Interview, she discusses her very interesting career path which includes positions in the business and for the past 12 years in the non-profit sector. 1. Tell us a little bit about...

2021 WiFA Spotlight Series – Mei Ling Tse

2021 WiFA Spotlight Series – Mei Ling Tse

Mei Ling Tse is the Financial Controller at Vigor Group Limited. Outside of work, Mei Ling is the Treasurer for WiFA and Suits for Success. During her 2021 WiFA Spotlight Series Interview, she discussed her motivations, advice to her younger self, and much more. 1....

2021 WiFA Spotlight Series – Bonnie Ohri

2021 WiFA Spotlight Series – Bonnie Ohri

Bonnie Ohri is the Project Director at the NGO OneSky and Board of Director of WiFA, arrived in Hong Kong in 2019. Previously, in Washington DC, Bonnie’s public service career focused on managing domestic and international health programs for marginalized communities....

2021 WiFA Spotlight Series – Connie Au

2021 WiFA Spotlight Series – Connie Au

Connie Au is the Director Marketing Specialist at Julius Baer. Outside of work, Connie is the WiFA Marketing Lead. In her 2021 Spotlight Series Interview, she discusses her career journey, how she stays competitive, her motivation, and much more. 1. Tell us a little...

2021 WiFA Spotlight Series – Jenny Hsieh

2021 WiFA Spotlight Series – Jenny Hsieh

Jenny Hsieh is Head of Asia Pacific of TradingHub. Outside of work, Jenny has been an active member at WiFA and is co-Chair of WiFA's Networking Committee since 2020. During her 2021 WiFA Spotlight Series interview, Jenny discussed her motivations, advice to her...

2021 WiFA Spotlight Series – Rebecca Sin

2021 WiFA Spotlight Series – Rebecca Sin

Rebecca Sin is Head of Equities Products in Asia Pacific at a Fintech company. Outside of work, Rebecca is the co-Chair of WiFA’s Mentor Mentee Program (MMP), the Co-Chair of Asia’s Women in ETFs (WE), a mentor for the Fruits in Suits (FinS) Association in Hong Kong...

2021 WiFA Spotlight Series – Queenie Siu

2021 WiFA Spotlight Series – Queenie Siu

Queenie Siu is the Head of Greater China Liquidity Solutions Sales and APAC Hedge Funds coverage at Goldman Sachs Asset Management. During her 2021 WiFA Spotlight Series, Queenie talks about her proud moment in her career, how she and Goldman Sachs continue to promote...

2021 WiFA Spotlight Series – Shanice Siu

2021 WiFA Spotlight Series – Shanice Siu

Shanice Siu is International Tax leader in the Southern Mainland of Deloitte China. During her 2021 WiFA Spotlight Series Interview, she discussed her motivations, advice to her younger self, and much more. Tell us a little bit about yourself I am the International...

2021 WiFA Spotlight Series – Sharon Leung-Pliner

2021 WiFA Spotlight Series – Sharon Leung-Pliner

Sharon Leung-Pliner is the regional lead of the Global Consultants Relations business at Blackrock. In her 2021 Spotlight Series Interview, she discusses her journey to the financial sector, the role of mentors in her career, and much more. 1.   Tell us a little bit...

2021 WiFA Spotlight Series – Isis Li

2021 WiFA Spotlight Series – Isis Li

Isis Li is an auditor on the APAC Internal Audit team at BlackRock. In her 2021 WiFA Spotlight interview, Isis kindly shared with us how she keeps her competitive edge, advice to her younger self and much more. Tell us a little bit about yourself  I am currently an...

2021 WiFA Spotlight Series – Beth Wright

2021 WiFA Spotlight Series – Beth Wright

Beth Wright is Director and Senior Legal Counsel at Bank Julius Baer, and former co-Chair of WiFA. In the 2021 Spotlight Series interview, she reflects on proud moments in her career, advice to her younger self and much more. 1. Tell us about a proud moment for you in...

2021 WiFA Spotlight Series – Garbo Cheung

2021 WiFA Spotlight Series – Garbo Cheung

Garbo Cheung is the APAC Chief Compliance Officer at Citadel, and in her 2021 Spotlight Series Interview, she discusses proud moments in her career, how she stays on top of her professional game and more. Tell us a little bit about yourself I currently serve as the...

2021 WiFA Spotlight Series – Kristie Wong

2021 WiFA Spotlight Series – Kristie Wong

Kristie Wong works at BlackRock as Vice President of Digital Marketing, Asia Pacific. In her 2021 Spotlight Series, she discusses what drew her to a career in finance, the roles of mentors in her career and more. 1.  Tell us a little bit about yourself I’m a...

2021 WiFA Spotlight Series – Vippy Wong

2021 WiFA Spotlight Series – Vippy Wong

Vippy Wong is APAC Consulting Lead at Refinitiv. In her 2021 Spotlight Series Interview, she discusses the pandemic's effect on diversity, her 2021 mantra and much more. 1. Tell us a little bit about yourself I was born in Hong Kong but spent much of my life in...

2021 WiFA Spotlight Series – Winnie Khatter

2021 WiFA Spotlight Series – Winnie Khatter

Winnie Khatter is Head of Market Structure, Execution Consulting at Bank of America Merrill Lynch. In her 2021 Spotlight Series Interview, she discusses her evolving view of a career in finance, her "personal board of directors" and much more. Tell us a little bit...

2021 WiFA Spotlight Series – Emma Newman

2021 WiFA Spotlight Series – Emma Newman

Emma Newman is Head of Business Development at Veridate Financial. In her 2021 Spotlight Series Interview, she discusses her opportunity to move to Hong Kong, her 2020 motivations, and much more. 1. Tell us a little bit about yourself  I am an English expat who...

2021 WiFA Spotlight Series – Vivian Jiang

2021 WiFA Spotlight Series – Vivian Jiang

Vivian Jiang is Deloitte’s Asia Pacific Clients & Industries Leader, and in her Spotlight Series Interview, she tells us about what drew her to a career in finance, mentors in her career and more. Tell us a little bit about yourself I am a happy wife and a proud...

2021 WiFA Spotlight Series – Anita Ngai

2021 WiFA Spotlight Series – Anita Ngai

Anita Ngai is the Regional Head of Compliance Regulations Management at Citibank. In her 2021 Spotlight Series interview, Antia shares what Citi's promotion of diversity and inclusion, her motivations and more. 1.Tell us a little bit about yourself I am the Regional...

2021 WiFA Spotlight Series – Julia Tsai

2021 WiFA Spotlight Series – Julia Tsai

Julia Tsai is an Analyst, Surveyor Capital at Citadel. During her 2021 Spotlight Series, she discusses what drew her to a career in finance, the roles of mentors in her career and more. Tell us a little bit about yourself.  I am Taiwanese (my last name is a...

2021 WiFA Spotlight Series – Diana Song

2021 WiFA Spotlight Series – Diana Song

Diana Song, Head of Regional Banks and Brokers (Sales) and Co-Chair of Bloomberg Abilities Community in Hong Kong. In her interview, she discusses how she stays motivated, the importance of mentors, the advice she would give to her younger self. 1. Tell us a little...

2021 WiFA Spotlight Series – Jojo Fan

2021 WiFA Spotlight Series – Jojo Fan

Jojo Fan is a Partner at Herbert Smith Freehills. In her interview, she discusses advice she would give to her younger self and making Partner amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. 1. Tell us a little bit about yourself I was born and raised in Hong Kong, and am local Hong...

2021 WiFA Spotlight Series – Corliss Ruggles

2021 WiFA Spotlight Series – Corliss Ruggles

Corliss Ruggles is the Managing Director - Head of Communications and Human Resources at ASIFMA. In her Spotlight Series Interview, she talks about her diverse career in communications, her journey in finance, and exciting personal projects. 1.  Tell us a little...

2021 WiFA Spotlight Series – Maggy Chan

2021 WiFA Spotlight Series – Maggy Chan

Maggy Chan is the Head of Human Resources, Asia for Brown Brothers Harriman. Read about her motivations and her advice for her younger self in her 2021 WiFA Spotlight Series Interview. 1. Tell us a little bit about yourself? I grew up in a very traditional Chinese...

2021 WiFA Spotlight Series – Jennifer Kwong

2021 WiFA Spotlight Series – Jennifer Kwong

Jennifer Kwong is the APAC Human Resources Director at the CFA Institute. In her 2021 WiFA Spotlight Series Interview, she discusses what drew her to a career in finance, motivations during this past year, and more. 1. Tell us a little bit about yourself? I am the...

2021 WiFA Spotlight Series – Rosalind Chin

2021 WiFA Spotlight Series – Rosalind Chin

Rosalind Chin is Senior International Producer at Bloomberg TV. In her 2021 WiFA Spotlight Series Interview, she discusses her career mentors, advice to her younger self, the importance of diversity and inclusion during the COVID-19 Pandemic and more. 1. Tell us a...

2021 WiFA Spotlight Series – Danielle deZorzi

2021 WiFA Spotlight Series – Danielle deZorzi

1. Tell us a little bit about yourself I’m an American lawyer who has been living in Hong Kong for the past fifteen years.  I started out in private practice on the corporate team at an international law firm, focusing on securities and M&A matters.  I first began...

2021 WiFA Spotlight Series – Bei Zhou

2021 WiFA Spotlight Series – Bei Zhou

1. Tell us a little bit about yourself I am originally from Sichuan, China. I love a life of adventure and of new challenges. During the past 17 years, I have worked in many industries: Investment Banking, Wealth Management, Asset Management, Corporate Training, and...

Mei Ling Tse

Mei Ling Tse

Jogging along one of my favourite routes, Central Waterfront Promenade, with a harbour view of Home Kong makes my day - Mei Ling Tse #10K #WiFA #WiFAPhotoCollage

Bernice Choi

Bernice Choi

Getting a dose of vitamin D with my blind dog (which explains his harness situation) - Bernice Choi #WIFAPhotoCollage

Anita Ngai

Anita Ngai

Gorgeous day hiking on the south side of the island - Anita Ngai #WiFAPhotoCollage

Angie Ng

Angie Ng

The best challenge to overcome is when you feel like falling but climbing at the same time, river trekking somewhere in the woods, Hong Kong - Angie Ng #AimHigh #SkyIsTheLimit#WiFAPhotoCollage

Ruoyi Ma

Ruoyi Ma

The beauty of long distance hashtag#running is your biggest challenge is yourself, as you aim for a PB. Sydney 2017. #wifaphotocollage

Leona Chan

Leona Chan

my daily walking exercise. be it with nature or be it with youtube. pick up your feet and enjoy the journey - Leona Chan May 2020 Hong Kong Mount Davis #WiFAPhotoCollage

Rebecca Sin

Rebecca Sin

I love playing football even if it’s by myself!! #WiFAPhotoCollage

Cora Lim

Cora Lim

Unexpected spectacular view after difficult climbing, so aim high, enjoy the process and expect the unexpected - Cora Lim WiFA #WiFAPhotoCollage

Sammie Ho

Sammie Ho

不受環境因素影響,向着目標進發 #WiFAPhotoCollage

Is Covid-19 a Game Changer for Diversity in Asia’s Financial Sector?

By Mark Austen, CEO, ASIFMA As anyone who works in financial services in Asia today knows, there is very little bandwidth to focus on anything that is not Covid-19 related.  Investors are doing their best to hedge their risks and blunt their downside; regulators...

Emily Chung

Emily Chung

I am not perfect but I am enough. Yoga is not just a workout, it is working on yourself - Emily Chung at St. James's Place Wealth Management, Financial Wellness Coach #WiFAPhotoCollage #Yoga #Mindful #Strength

Clair Price

Clair Price

Recharging mentally, through physical activity! Hiking on The Peak, 2 May 2020. #WiFAPhotoCollage #happinessmatters #mentalwellness

Connie Au

Connie Au

Let’s Breathe! We went to Lamma island .. hiking with kid ? enjoy the beautiful nature (when it’s not to hot)!

Kate Reid

Kate Reid

The beauty of Motherhood is not certain capability but willingness to include - Kate Reid taken when planking at home #WiFAPhotoCollage#HappyMothersDay

Bonnie So

Bonnie So

Keep your face to the sun and you will never see the shadows - Photo taken on May 2, 2020 at Clearwater Bay, Hong Kong #WiFAPhotoCollage#SoakingUpTheSun☀️

Brenda Ching

Brenda Ching

Stop staring at mountains. Climb them instead, yes, it’s a harder process, but it’ll lead you to a better view #WiFAPhotoCollage #topofthemountain

Benedicte Nolens

Benedicte Nolens

Reached the summit of Ma on Shan, one of the more difficult climbs in Hong Kong - what a hike! Feb 2020. #WIFAPhotoCollage

Gina Marescia

Gina Marescia

WiFA April WorkOut - A hiking-talking-executive coaching session on the Peak! Gina Marescia with a female MD who is managing a global team at an IBank! #thriveseries in action - taken on April 15 at the Peak #WiFAPhotoCollage

WiFA People Spotlight Series – Bonnie So

WiFA People Spotlight Series – Bonnie So

Bonnie So is our newly appointed co-Chair for WiFA 2020. Tell us a bit about yourself I was born in Hong Kong, spent most of my childhood and my early career in the UK before moving back Hong Kong in 2006. I enjoys problem solving, cycling and playing the saxophone. I...

WiFA People Spotlight Series – Bonnie Ohri

WiFA People Spotlight Series – Bonnie Ohri

How would you introduce/define yourself? My career has been in public service, focused on designing, implementing, and managing programs for marginalized communities. As a former Deputy Director at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, I managed over 1,400...

WiFA People Spotlight Series – Celine Zhang

WiFA People Spotlight Series – Celine Zhang

How would you introduce yourself?A global citizen and a highly flexible and entrepreneurial financial professional with a portfolio of experience across family office and investment banking, as well as hands-on financial experience as a qualified...

WiFA People Spotlight Series – Ruoyi Ma

WiFA People Spotlight Series – Ruoyi Ma

How would you introduce yourself?  A born in China and bred in Sri Lanka Brit, who now lives in Hong Kong! What is your current role, and your participation within the diversity and inclusion initiatives?I am Director, Corporate Finance (M&A). Within my bank...

WiFA People Spotlight Series – Connie Au

WiFA People Spotlight Series – Connie Au

How would you introduce yourself?Experienced marketing & communication professional in the financial industry. I am energetic, outgoing, not afraid to meet new friends, and I want to make a change. What is your current role, and your participation within the...

WiFA People Spotlight Series – Mei Ling Tse

WiFA People Spotlight Series – Mei Ling Tse

Please introduce yourself  I’m a #CPA with 15 years of experience in international professional firms and public companies. As an altruism professional accountant, I aim to apply my expertise in a career that ideally contributes to a meaningful cause,...

WiFA People Spotlight Series – Sonja Key

WiFA People Spotlight Series – Sonja Key

What is your current role? I am a Group Senior Corporate Counsel at AIA Group.  I have lived and worked in Asia for over 20 years, and have been involved in a broad range of legal and business projects and initiatives, typically involving leading large,...

WiFA People Spotlight Series – Alexandra Harnett

WiFA People Spotlight Series – Alexandra Harnett

What is your current role, and your participation within the diversity and inclusion initiatives? Sitting within our Group office HR division in Hong Kong, I am currently managing events and employee engagement. We offer inclusive programs around career development,...

WiFA People Spotlight Series – Natalie Swallow

WiFA People Spotlight Series – Natalie Swallow

Tell us a bit about yourself I’m a Tech Lawyer now working in-house at Morgan Stanley. I moved from the UK to Hong Kong eleven years ago. In my current role, I head up the Technology & Data Legal function across Asia. When I’m not in the office, I like to travel...

WiFA People Spotlight Series – Gladys Liu

WiFA People Spotlight Series – Gladys Liu

What is your current role, and your participation in BlackRock’s I&D initiatives? I work as an investment strategist covering ETFs and Index Investments at BlackRock. I’m also a committee member of the BlackRock Women’s Initiative Network (WIN) in Hong Kong;...

WiFA People Spotlight Series – Dr. Winnie Tang

WiFA People Spotlight Series – Dr. Winnie Tang

Tell is a bit about yourself? I am an Adjunct Professor in both the Faculty of Architecture and the Faculty of Engineering (Department of Computer Science) of HKU. I am also the Founder and Honorary President of the Smart City Consortium. I am a locally-bred IT...

WiFA People Spotlight Series – Francesca Lau 

WiFA People Spotlight Series – Francesca Lau 

How would you introduce/define yourself?  My career started in Goldman Sachs as an intern in 2006. I am responsible for cross asset coverage of Greater China corporate clients in the Global Markets Division. I am also the Co-chair of the Goldman Sachs Hong Kong...

WiFA People Spotlight Series – Rebecca Terner Lentchner

WiFA People Spotlight Series – Rebecca Terner Lentchner

How do you think your staff are benefiting from being involved with WiFA? WiFA offers many opportunities to participate in meaningful programs, educational events, philanthropy and networking. WiFA attracts senior women and men, those starting their careers and...

WiFA People Spotlight Series – Paula DiPerna

WiFA People Spotlight Series – Paula DiPerna

Please introduce yourself I am a writer and strategic entrepreneur. I am passionate about trying to figure out the nexus of situations, such as how climate change and finance meet. I see problems as maps, and I love to picture bottlenecks like traffic jams, and try to...

WiFA People Spotlight Series – Karen Seymour

WiFA People Spotlight Series – Karen Seymour

How would you introduce yourself? I’m an optimistic, adventure-loving, purpose-driven connector and collaborator. I’d say I’m a deep generalist with over 30 years of experience across diverse roles and industries, including financial services, supply chain, NGOs,...

WiFA People Spotlight Series – Archana Kotecha

WiFA People Spotlight Series – Archana Kotecha

Please introduce yourselfA mother, a passionate human rights advocate and a time juggler! When did you speak for WiFA and on what topic?I have had the pleasure of speaking at WiFA on two occasions, once on the nexus of money-laundering and human trafficking, and the...

WiFA People Spotlight Series – Megan Roudebush

WiFA People Spotlight Series – Megan Roudebush

What is your current role, and your connection with WiFA? I am the Founder and CEO of keepwith, a company that teaches networking to companies, organizations and conferences worldwide. Last Spring, I delivered two networking education sessions for WiFA - one to...

WiFA People Spotlight Series – Vanessa Hemavathi

WiFA People Spotlight Series – Vanessa Hemavathi

What is your current role, and your connection with WiFA? I am currently the Head of Investment Services for Asia for Privium Fund Management a professional services organization that provides regulated investment solutions for fund managers. I am also the Chair for...

WiFA People Spotlight Series – Anita Ngai

WiFA People Spotlight Series – Anita Ngai

When and why did your Firm start to support WiFA? How do you think the staff are benefiting from the programs/ events? Citi has been collaborating with WIFA for a number of years. Staff benefit from our engaging, relevant, and insightful events like the Emerging...

WiFA People Spotlight Series – Sarah Anderson

WiFA People Spotlight Series – Sarah Anderson

What is your current role, and your participation within the diversity and inclusion initiatives?  I am head of Corporate Sustainability, APAC and I chair the regional D&I network. Can you share one of your Firm’s Diversity and Inclusion Programs that...

WiFA People Spotlight Series – Sanel Tomlinson

WiFA People Spotlight Series – Sanel Tomlinson

What is your current role, and your connection with WiFA? I am passionate about the Inclusion and Diversity agenda – be it at work, in the broader community or in my personal life. At KPMG in China we have been involved in various Inclusion and Diversity initiatives...

WiFA People Spotlight Series – Macy Yan

WiFA People Spotlight Series – Macy Yan

What is your current role, and your connection with WiFA? I am a Director, Institutional Partnerships in Asia Pacific at CFA Institute. I represent CFA Institute on the WiFA advisory committee as a corporate sponsor, and I am a member of the WiFA Emerging Talent...

WiFA People Spotlight Series – Tonia Wong Kee

WiFA People Spotlight Series – Tonia Wong Kee

How would you introduce/ define yourself?Creative, outgoing, passionate and curious. I have a cheeky side and love to laugh more than anything. When did you join WiFA and what is your current role?I have been attending and participating in WiFA events for a few years....

WiFA People Spotlight Series – Catherine Chen

WiFA People Spotlight Series – Catherine Chen

How would you introduce/ define yourself? I am dedicated to evangelising Impact Investment, which is why I founded AvantFaire Investment Management. We were one of the first Hong Kong-licensed asset managers to focus exclusively on investments relating to ESG,...

WiFA People Spotlight Series – Laurence Van der Loo

WiFA People Spotlight Series – Laurence Van der Loo

How would you introduce/define yourself?I am a committed capital markets advocate, an engaged and loving mother, a passionate but mediocre trail runner, an ever-enthusiastic friend, and a wanderlust traveller. When did you join WiFA and what is your current role?When...

WiFA People Spotlight Series – Karen Liu

WiFA People Spotlight Series – Karen Liu

How would you introduce yourself?  I am a New York City transplant who is passionate about entrepreneurship and female empowerment. At State Street Bank, I co-founded and lead a fund business research group that develops market intelligence covering 20+ countries...

WiFA People Spotlight Series – Marie Herreman-Swarbreck

WiFA People Spotlight Series – Marie Herreman-Swarbreck

Please introduce / describe yourselfI am a mum of two and an entrepreneur. I juggle home life and working smart (and hard) to build a business that empowers and connects mothers & women called FLEXImums. I like to think that I am a fixer, creator, jack of all...

WiFA People Spotlight Series – Mini Vandepol

WiFA People Spotlight Series – Mini Vandepol

What is your current role, and your connection with WiFA? I am a partner with Baker McKenzie in Hong Kong and the Asia Pacific Head of its Compliance & Investigations Group. Prior to Baker, I was Senior Corporate Lawyer with ANZ Bank in Australia and my interest...

WiFA People Spotlight Series – Karen Farzam

WiFA People Spotlight Series – Karen Farzam

When asked, how would you introduce/ define yourself? I am the co-founder & Chief Hustler of WHub.io​ - Hong Kong biggest start-up community, co-founder & CEO of ​AngelHub​ - Hong Kong first regulated start-up investment platform, and a founding board member...

WiFA People Spotlight Series – Gwen Colin

WiFA People Spotlight Series – Gwen Colin

What is your current role, and your connection with WiFA? I am currently the Head of Sustainable Finance for ENEA, a French boutique consulting company focused on energy transition growth strategies for corporate and financial players. I first connected with WiFA a...

WiFA People Spotlight Series – Gina Marescia

WiFA People Spotlight Series – Gina Marescia

Why and how do you support WiFA? I support because I am a “WiFA”! I am a WiFA Speaker and Facilitator for the “Speak-Up Series” and I also lead Catalyst Consulting HK Ltd. In addition, I am a Leadership Facilitator & Coach and recently authored "Impactful...

WiFA People Spotlight Series – Bernice Choi

WiFA People Spotlight Series – Bernice Choi

When asked, how would you introduce/ define yourself? Someone who is positive and passionate, always advocating for people to lift each other up, and a supporter of inclusive conversations in order to bridge cultural/gender/generational gaps. When did you join WiFA?...

WiFA People Spotlight Series – Mitsy Kimura

WiFA People Spotlight Series – Mitsy Kimura

What is your current role, and your participation within your firm’s diversity and inclusion initiatives?  I am the Deputy Head of Service Delivery for BBH in Asia.  I am also an active member of BBH’s Women’s Network, which focuses on attracting, advancing,...

WiFA People Spotlight Series – Jodi Schneider

WiFA People Spotlight Series – Jodi Schneider

When asked, how would you introduce/ define yourself? I am a journalist, a feminist, a connector and someone passionate about working to make the world a more comfortable place for people of diverse backgrounds. What is your current role at WiFA? (sponsor/committee...

WiFA People Spotlight Series – Katie Rowbottom

WiFA People Spotlight Series – Katie Rowbottom

When asked, how would you introduce/ define yourself? I am a woman who is passionate about using technology to create diverse and inclusive communities. I believe Inclusion is everyone's responsibility, and we can all do more to encourage diversity in our business...

WiFA People Spotlight Series – Lin Shi

WiFA People Spotlight Series – Lin Shi

What is your current role, and your connection with WiFA? I head the IPO Department of the HKEX and manage a team of about 80 staff. I also co-chair HKEX’s diversity and inclusion network. I first heard about WiFA from Anna Stephenson. Through my role...

WiFA People Spotlight Series – Tamara Subocheva

WiFA People Spotlight Series – Tamara Subocheva

What is your current role, and your participation within the diversity and inclusion initiatives? I am a Team Lead in Refinitiv’s Customer Success Management team, and I also run their Women’s Network in Hong Kong. I moved to Hong Kong from London in 2015, where I...

WiFA People Spotlight Series – Susie Schwitthal

WiFA People Spotlight Series – Susie Schwitthal

Why and how do you support WIFA? My role in WiFA today is mostly to ensure that any knowledge and lessons learnt are properly communicated and passed on. There is no point re-inventing the wheel, although I believe there should be a constant push to question why...

WiFA People Spotlight Series – Kimberley Cole

WiFA People Spotlight Series – Kimberley Cole

When asked, how would you introduce/ define yourself? A Global citizen who always tries to do everything and doesn’t want to miss out on anything! As Global Head of Sales & Marketing at Lynk, Chief Risky Woman and non-executive Director, Fair Employment agency I...

WiFA People Spotlight Series – Beth Wright

WiFA People Spotlight Series – Beth Wright

What is your current role and your connection with WiFA? My name is Beth Wright, and an in house legal counsel for a private bank in Hong Kong. I have been involved in, set up or run Women’s Networks in every organisation I have worked for since I moved here in 2008 -...

WiFA People Spotlight Series – Christina Ellerker

WiFA People Spotlight Series – Christina Ellerker

What is your current role, and your connection with WiFA? I am Director, Regulatory and Government Affairs APAC with Citi.  As Chair Emeritus of WiFA, I am extremely proud that an idea that evolved out of a chance encounter between my co-conveners, Kimberly Cole...

WiFA People Spotlight Series – Katie Mok

WiFA People Spotlight Series – Katie Mok

How would you introduce/ define yourself?  Curious and investigative, full of questions and ideas. When did you join WiFA and what is your current role?  I joined WiFA two years ago and I am currently the Co-Chair of the Emerging Talent Committee. What are...

WiFA People Spotlight Series – Boni Liu

WiFA People Spotlight Series – Boni Liu

When asked, how would you introduce/ define yourself?A good listener who is constantly curious, a nature lover who enjoys connecting with different peopleWhen did you join WiFA? What is your current role at WiFA?I joined the mentorship program in 2019, and have been...

WiFA People Spotlight Series – Rebecca Sin

WiFA People Spotlight Series – Rebecca Sin

What is your current role, and your connection with WiFA? I am head of Equities, Asia at Tradeweb, responsible for our offerings in exchange-traded funds (ETFs), equity futures & options, and convertible bonds. We are a global company, building and operating...

WiFA People Spotlight Series – Hannah Cassidy

WiFA People Spotlight Series – Hannah Cassidy

What is your current role, and your participation within the diversity and inclusion initiatives? I am a partner at Herbert Smith Freehills in the Financial Services Regulatory practice and I also co-chair the firm's Global Banks Sector Group. At Herbert Smith...

WiFA People Spotlight Series – Jenny Hsieh

WiFA People Spotlight Series – Jenny Hsieh

How would you introduce/ define yourself? Cool aunt (I hope), loyal friend, adventurous eater, enthusiastic if mediocre skier, and passionate finance / fintech professional! When did you join WiFA? Which committee will you be leading in 2020 and what are your key...

WiFA People Spotlight Series – Cathy Dannaoui

WiFA People Spotlight Series – Cathy Dannaoui

What is your background, personally and professionally? How did you connect with WiFA? As Associate Director of HandsOn, I work closely with our Executive Director to achieve the organization's mission to empower all Hong Kong citizens to volunteer. I oversee the...

WiFA People Spotlight Series – Bene Nolens

WiFA People Spotlight Series – Bene Nolens

Bénédicte N. Nolens Today we introduce @Bénédicte N. Nolens, our newly appointed co-Chair and one of the longest standing volunteers in WiFA. When did you join WiFA? I joined WiFA in 2011, as the Co-Chair of the Education Committee, a role I continued until December...

WiFA People Spotlight Series – Nikki Davies

WiFA People Spotlight Series – Nikki Davies

When and why did Credit Suisse start to support WiFA? Credit Suisse began its sponsorship of WiFA in 2018. Over the past two years, WiFA’s programs and events have become increasingly relevant to our employees and we find that the variety of speakers and topics...