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CoDE Asia 2020 - Virtual Conference

IS DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION COVID-19'S REAL PANACEA?

A year on from the initial outbreak of COVID-19, business and social norms today have morphed at a speed that was unimaginable previously. In this pandemic riddled world, where adaptability and pace are key to transformation, technology is THE only true enabler.

Join us at CoDE Asia 2020, where we will discuss issues, opportunities and challenges facing the digital ecosystem in its bid to be COVID-19’s real panacea.

Register now to gain complimentary access to the virtual conference on 10 December 2020 at 3.30PM (GMT +8).


  • DATUK DANIAL MAH ABDULLAH

    Danial is the Director-General of Labuan FSA, the regulatory agency of Labuan International Business and Financial Centre. Danial assumed the position of Director-General with effect from 3 October 2017. Prior to this, he was the Deputy Director-General of Labuan FSA, a position he held since 2007. He has worked in Labuan FSA since the early years of the establishment and had held various positions in the organisation. Danial is a member of the Executive Committee of the International Islamic Financial Market (IIFM), Financial Stability Committee as well as Board member of the IIFM, Labuan IBFC Incorporated Sdn Bhd, LabuanFSA Incorporated Sdn Bhd and Pristine Era Sdn Bhd.

    Danial is a Chartered Accountant registered with the Malaysia Institute of Accountants and also an Associate Member of the Institute of Bankers Malaysia. He holds a Bachelor of Accounting from the University of Malaya and a Masters in Business Administration (with Distinction) from Manchester Business School, United Kingdom.

  • ANDREW PAL

    Andrew has had 25 years’ experience in the futures industry and more recently in fintech and FX prime broking. He is currently the CEO of GSX Asia, based in Singapore. Recently, he has specialised in advising the Finance-Blockchain Complex: exchanges, banks and financial institutions on regional expansion, liquidity provision, membership access to listing regulated securities and settling such securities on new technologies to effect efficiency and revenue.


    He previously advised a leading multi-asset brokerage and prime services provider on enhancing their Greater China client offering. Prior to this, he advised Shanghai International Energy on their now launched RMB denominated crude oil future. This is a "One Belt, One Road" initiative to utilise listed derivatives (futures) as official commodities benchmarks.

    His experience is grounded in various management, sales and technology roles at UBS over a 20-year period in Singapore and Sydney, including that of CEO UBS Futures Singapore.

    Andrew holds a Bachelor's Degree in Economics and Arts from the University of Sydney.

  • FARAH JAAFAR-CROSSBY

    Farah Jaafar-Crossby is the Chief Executive Officer of Labuan IBFC Incorporated Sdn Bhd (LIBFC Inc.), the official promotion and marketing agency for Labuan International Business and Financial Centre (Labuan IBFC) since January 2018. She brings with her more than 20 years of experience in capital markets and the wholesale financial services sector, putting her in good stead to promote Labuan IBFC as the preferred midshore jurisdiction in Asia Pacific.

    Farah was formerly attached to the Asian Institute of Finance and Bursa Malaysia, where she was involved in senior market development and strategic communications roles. She also managed the Association of Stock Broking Companies Malaysia, the industry lobby group representing Malaysian stockbrokers, allowing her a unique insight and hands on experience with issues surrounding multiple stakeholder management. Farah has a LLB (Hons) from Sheffield University, United Kingdom.

  • GAVIN LIM

    Gavin is the Executive Director and CEO of Ho Wah Genting Investment Bank. He graduated from University of Northumbria, Newcastle Upon Tyne, United Kingdom in Finance and Investment Management. 

    He started career as a finance executive in a manufacturing company based in Indonesia and was promoted to lead its business development prior to leaving the company. He also started the information technology company, Kloudbits Sdn Bhd, and currently remains as a Director.

    Gavin is heavily involved in developing the blockchain payment sector by leading the development, compliance, marketing and business operation of a licensed entity by Labuan FSA.

  • HELEN WALBEY

    Helen is a policy expert with twenty years experience in gender, entrepreneurship and financial inclusion. She has a particular interest in the financial inclusion of women and other disadvantaged groups and ensuring that effective policy and regulation leaves no one behind. 

    Helen is leads the global workstream for Gender Inclusive Finance at the Alliance of Financial Inclusion based in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. The Alliance for Financial Inclusion, or AFI, is a global network of financial inclusion policymakers and is member-based and member-owned. 

    The AFI network includes roughly 100 member institutions from nearly 90 countries. Helen supports AFI members, who are central banks and other financial regulatory institutions from emerging and developing economies, with developing gender sensitive regulation and policy to actively bring women access to the formal financial sector.

  • JACK XIA

    Jack is the Chief Actuary of Igloo, where he provides actuarial analyses, machine learning, and predictive modeling to the organization. Jack has a Ph.D. in Mathematics. He is a fellow of the Society of Actuaries (SOA) and Chartered Enterprise Risk Analyst (CERA). Prior to joining Igloo, he worked in Munich Re.


  • RAFIDZ RASIDDI

    Rafidz is the Chief Strategy Officer of Merchantrade Asia. He has close to 30 years of working experience in financial services including senior leadership roles in banking, corporate finance, private equity and equity broking.
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