Managing Risks in Belt and Road Projects
Facilitator and Guest Speakers

Facilitator:


Dr. Shaojun Zhang
Associate Professor
School of Accounting and Finance
Deputy Director
Faculty of Business – Belt and Road Centre, PolyU

Prior to joining PolyU, Dr. Zhang was affiliated with Nanyang Technological University. He is an Associate of the Society of Actuaries and has served on the Board of Directors of the Asian Finance Association since 2010.

Dr. Zhang has given lectures at universities in the United States, Mainland China, Singapore and Hong Kong and received the PolyU Faculty of Business’s Prize for Outstanding Performance in Teaching in 2016. His main research interest is to understand the price formation process in financial markets. His research papers have been published in leading academic journals and have received multiple best paper awards.

Guest Speakers:


Mr. Han Chen
Senior Vice President, Analytics  
Guy Carpenter & Company, Limited, Hong Kong

Han Chen is a Senior Vice President of Guy Carpenter based in Hong Kong. He is responsible for Taiwan and Japan actuarial work, as well as cyber research for APAC region. Han is a fellow of SOA and an associate of CAS. 

Han has published several papers on US actuarial magazines. He is a recipient of CAS 2012 Ronald Bornhuetter Loss Reserve Prize, and 2015 CAS Variance Best Paper Prize. Han is a frequent speaker at various conferences, including actuarial associations and US Federal Reserve.

Han holds a dual Master degree in actuarial science and risk management from Georgia State University, and a Bachelor degree in mathematics from Fudan University.

 

Mr. Pat-Nie Woo
Partner, Business Reporting and Sustainability, KPMG

Pat is a Partner of Business Reporting and Sustainability at KPMG who oversees Corporate Social Responsibility as well as being a core member of the KPMG China Steering Committee on Climate Change & Sustainability (“CC&S”).  He is also a member of the KPMG Global CC&S network.

He has been active for over 10 years in the field of sustainable development.  In his previous capacity as a director at Central Textiles, through his leadership Central Textiles was the first textile company in Asia to issue a Sustainability Report under the Global Reporting Initiatives (“GRI”) Guidelines in 2008. The report subsequently received an award from the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (“ACCA”).

Through his initiatives Central Textiles subsequently won the Gold Award for the Hang Seng Pearl River Delta Environmental Award in 2012 and the Hong Kong Award for Environmental Excellence (“HKAEE”) – Manufacturing Sector in 2013.  He also helped KPMG win the HKAEE Silver Award – Service and Trading Sector in 2017.

For his contribution to the textile industry with regards to sustainability, Pat received the Young Industrialist of the Year award from the Federation of Hong Kong Industries in 2009.

Qualification:

  • Member of Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants (“HKICPA”)
  • Member of Association of Certified Chartered Accountants (“ACCA”)

Roles:

  • Chair of working group on ESG policy development for HK, Financial Services Development Council
  • Member of Focus Group on Green Finance, Financial Services Development Council
  • Member of the Market Development Committee, Financial Services Development Council
  • Founding member, Hong Kong Green Finance Association  
  • Member of United Nations Economic & Social Commission for Asia Pacific (“UNESCAP”) and their Sustainable Business Network Task 
    Force on Banking and Finance
  • Member of the Environmental and Energy Committee, British Chamber of Commerce
  • Member of Climate Change Business Forum Advisory Group, Business Environment Council

 

Mr. Michael Camerlengo 
Partner, Infrastructure Advisory, KPMG

Michael is a Partner and member of the leadership team of KPMG’s Infrastructure & Government Advisory Practice based in Hong Kong. 

Originally from Melbourne, Michael’s expertise extends to providing commercial, financial and operational advice to clients in the infrastructure, construction and property sectors across Asia Pacific and the global markets.  This experience includes advising governments, investors and developers on the execution of more than 20 successfully closed projects across the sports, utilities, transport, health, social and commercial property sectors. 

As part of Michael’s work in the sector, a key strategic focus is assisting in the commercial advancement of the Asian infrastructure landscape.  This includes expediting the development and take-up of innovative and sophisticated contract and financing structures, with the objective of bringing greater volumes of investable projects to market and enhanced social and economic outcomes for governments.

Industry positions:

  • Vice Chairman, Construction Property & Infrastructure Committee, the Australian Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong
  • Member, Belt & Road Professional Services Committee, Hong Kong Trade Development Council
  • Member, Infrastructure Working Group, ASIFMA 

 

Mr. Caesar Wong  
Managing Director – China Business Services 
RSM Tax Advisory (Hong Kong) Limited

Caesar Wong is a professional accountant and certified tax advisor. He was seconded to Shanghai in 1994 and relocated to Guangzhou to witness the development of China’s free trade zones.  Caesar was with Andersen, PwC, EY and Deloitte for 24 years before joining RSM Hong Kong in June 2016.

Caesar is experienced in delivering practical solutions to China and cross-border tax and business projects.  His specialties include investment location studies, direct investment services, tax risk management, tax controversy solutions, government services, M&A, restructuring and IPO advisory services.   Caesar supports policy drafting and consultation, and is a popular speaker at policy consultation meetings, international conferences and government trainings.   

Caesar’s professional appointments include

  • Vice President and China Tax Committee Chairman of The Taxation Institute of Hong Kong (TIHK)
  • The first China tax member of Global Forum for Taxation of ACCA headquarter
  • Committee Member of Taxation Academic Research Committee of The Chinese Tax Institute affiliated by State Administration of Taxation
  • Member of Invest Guangzhou Expert Panel appointed by Guangzhou Municipal Board for International Investment

 


Mr. Zhang Xinlin
Chief Financial Officer,
China Three Gorges South Asia Investment Limited

China Three Gorges South Asia Investment Ltd.  (CSAIL) is a holding subsidiary of China Three Gorges International Corporation (CTGI). CTGI carried the mission to implement the “going out” strategy and promote the group as a world-class clean energy group.  Through green investment, equity mergers and acquisitions etc, it participates widely in overseas clean energy collaboration projects, service and practice.  The “Belt and Road” initiatives have therefore achieved fruitful results.  Working with an international financial corporation under World Bank Group and Silk Road Fund, CTGI was established with the focus on investment business in South Asia with Pakistan as its core market.  The four projects invested and developed currently are included in the “China-Pakistan Economic Corridor” construction framework.