Asia Emerging Markets Summit 2023 (Hong Kong)
IN-PERSON EVENT ONLY
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Png Chin Yee joined Temasek in 2011. Her prior roles in Temasek include Head, Financial Services; Senior Managing Director, China; and Senior Managing Director, Portfolio Strategy and Risk Group.
Prior to joining Temasek, Chin Yee was Managing Director with UBS AG where she was the Joint Head of the Financial Institutions Group for Asia Investment Banking.
Raymond Chia, Managing Director is a Portfolio Manager for the Fundamental Fixed Income Team focusing on Asia Credit.
Before joining BlackRock, Mr. Chia was the Head of Credit Research, Asia ex Japan for Schroders Investment Management where he was responsible for leading and managing the Asia Credit Research Team across Singapore and Greater China. In addition to his leadership of the credit research effort in Asia, he is responsible for credit coverage within the Asia sectors such as industrials, consumer and gaming across Asia Pacific.
Prior to joining Schroders, Mr. Chia was Director and Portfolio Manager for PGIM (formerly Pramerica Fixed Income Asia Limited), the asset management arm of Prudential Financial, where he was responsible for portfolio management activities with a primary focus in Asia Fixed Income for the Singapore office and Emerging Market Team.
Previously, he held various credit roles in UOB Asset Management and Standard Chartered Bank focusing mainly on Asia High Yield. Mr. Chia holds a Masters in Business Economics from the University of Queensland as well as a Bachelor of Science in Management from the University of London.
Sin Beng is the Head of EM Asia economics research and Chief Economist for ASEAN, covering both macro themes and country-specific developments in Indonesia and Singapore. He also worked as a rates and sovereign strategist for EM Asia. He is also a member of the top-ranked 2021 Global Economics team. He has a BA and MBA from Cornell University.
Mahesh is a staunch believer of “Be the change you want to see.” He constantly believes in creating infrastructure that has a lasting social impact while contributing to the growing demands of India and has strived to contribute to the growth of the country thorough establishing such businesses.
He is a young & dynamic first-generation entrepreneur. After graduating in Mechanical Engineering, he has successfully founded and developed multiple businesses in Information Technology, Environmental Technologies, Clean Energy and Urban Infrastructure sectors over the last decade. His entrepreneurial journey started with an environmental solutions company focused on technology transfer from developed markets to India.
Mahesh made his mark in the Indian Energy Sector by co-founding Greenko Group along with Mr. Anil Chalamalasetty in 2006. Greenko is one of the world’s leading energy transition and decarbonisation solutions company.
Mahesh is a keen participant and panelist in various investor forums. He interacts with investors and sector contemporaries worldwide. He is an active participant and contributor to the World Economic Forum and various energy councils. For Greenko, he has been recently awarded with “The most Innovative Company award” by Telangana government.
Outside of work, Mahesh is keen traveller and wildlife enthusiast. He is involved in various causes supporting wildlife conservation.
Vijay Jote joined BNP Paribas in 2013 as the Head of Ratings Advisory for Asia Pacific. He has over 25 years experience in Ratings Advisory and Credit across Asia-Pacific, US, Europe and Latin America
Vijay joined BNP Paribas from Citi Private Bank (CPB) in Hong Kong where he was the Fixed Income and Credit Strategist since 2010 supporting the fixed income investment platform in Asia Pacific for the Private and Consumer bank of Citi. He managed the new issuances and secondary market trading activity from Asian and non-Asian bond issuers in the fixed income markets. He also provided macro credit opinions, trading recommendations and advised clients on setting up fixed income portfolios
Prior to Citi Private Bank, Vijay spent over 5 years with Citi providing Ratings Advisory and debt capital markets origination for clients in Asia-Pacific
Before Citi, Vijay spent 4 years in Ratings Advisory with Deutsche Bank in Hong Kong and mostly in New York, covering a variety of high yield and high grade issuers in the US, Latin America and Asia Pacific, including corporates, sovereigns and banks
Prior to Deutsche Bank, Vijay was at Moody’s Investors Service for over two years in the corporate ratings group in New York covering the Americas, and Asia-Pacific across various industries
Vijay graduated from New York University’s Post-Graduate Diploma in Credit Analysis and Bank Lending, and has an MBA in Finance from Baruch College Trish School of Business in New York. He has been in Singapore since 2022, Hong Kong since 2002, and prior to that in New York for over 16 years
Sujay Shah joined Standard Charted Bank in 2011 and currently heads a global team responsible for the Clean Technology coverage for clients focused on environment linked sectors like renewable energy, green hydrogen, water, waste, batteries etc. Sujay is responsible for driving the bank’s strategy (including the formulation of publicly declared targets) in these sectors, a critical focus area for the bank.
In his current role, he has been instrumental in providing strategic advice and assisting numerous Cleantech focused companies to raise both debt and equity capital across different stages of their growth cycle.
Sujay is an industry veteran with deep client relationships across the sector and a regular speaker at high profile Clean Tech conferences organised by Euro money, PFI, Bloomberg etc. Sujay is a Chartered Accountant, a MBA from Indian Institute of Management, India and holds a Masters in Commerce Degree from Mumbai University. Prior to this role, Sujay has worked in Lehman Brothers / Barclays Capital in New York and at Morgan Stanley in Singapore.
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About Mr Lim Ching Kiat
Lim Ching Kiat is the Executive Vice President, Air Hub and Cargo Development in Changi Airport Group. He oversees Airline Development, Passenger Development, Air Hub Strategy and Cargo & Logistics Divisions. His key responsibilities are to partner with airlines, tourism and logistics players to grow Changi Airport’s passenger and cargo traffic and network.
Ching Kiat began his career in the Administrative Service of the Singapore government. He has also worked for the Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore (CAAS); GIC Special Investments; management consultancy Booz Allen & Hamilton; and Asia Pacific Breweries.
Ching Kiat holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from Cambridge University and a Masters in Business Administration from The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania.
About Changi Airport Group
Changi Airport Group (Singapore) Pte Ltd (CAG) (www.changiairportgroup.com) was formed on 16 June 2009 and the corporatisation of Singapore Changi Airport (IATA: SIN, ICAO: WSSS) followed on 1 July 2009. As the company managing Changi Airport, CAG undertakes key functions focusing on airport operations and management, air hub development, commercial activities and airport emergency services. CAG also manages Seletar Airport (IATA: XSP, ICAO: WSSL) and through its subsidiary Changi Airports International, invests in and manages foreign airports.
Changi Airport is the world's sixth busiest airport for international traffic. It served a record 55.4 million passengers from around the globe in 2015. More than 360 retail stores and 140 F&B outlets are situated across three terminals to cater to passengers and visitors. With over 100 airlines providing connectivity to 330 cities worldwide, Changi Airport handles about 6,800 flights every week, or about one every 90 seconds.
Jean Monson joined MUFG in 2019 and is based in Singapore as a member of the Project Finance and ESG Finance teams, focusing on the origination and execution of project finance lending and advisory in the renewable and infrastructure sectors, and ESG Finance.
Jean is an experienced UK-qualified lawyer and investment banker having advised clients in the UK and the Asia Pacific regions over the last 14 years. She has executed financing transactions in the international debt capital markets (both loans and bonds) and numerous award-winning transactions in project finance and ESG.
At MUFG, Jean has originated and acted as advisor on market leading transactions in the renewable and infrastructure sectors and ESG Finance in India. Prior to MUFG, Jean was a debt originator in Barclays Capital’s Debt Capital Markets team in London and Singapore. Before moving into investment banking, Jean started her career in Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP (London) as a lawyer.
Jean is a thought leader in Renewables, Infrastructure and ESG. She is a regular speaker and contributor to international platforms, including the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), Asia Pacific Loan Market Association (APLMA), Project Finance International (PFI), IPFA, and has curated podcasts at MUFG. Jean is also an alumni of Bloomberg New Voices, a global database of female experts in business and finance across Bloomberg’s media platforms.
Jean is a qualified Solicitor of England and Wales and holds a Masters in Law from Brasenose College, the University of Oxford (United Kingdom) and 1st class honours in Law (LLB) from Bristol University (United Kingdom). Jean has completed the University of Cambridge Sustainable Finance course and holds a CFA Certification in ESG: Investing in ESG. Jean represents MUFG as a member of the Glasgow Financial Alliance for Net Zero (GFANZ) Net Zero Banking Alliance’s (NZBA) Steering Working Group and is the APAC regional champion. Jean is also a Council Member of IPFA Asia.
Laura Acres is Managing Director for the Corporate Finance Group for Asia. Based in Singapore, she has overall responsibility for Moody’s corporate ratings and research for the region, managing teams in Sydney, Singapore, Hong Kong, Beijing, Shanghai and Tokyo.
Laura also spearheads our global Emerging Markets initiative, leading many of our aggregated research based publications in this space and helping to coordinate Moody’s approach to this large and growing area of focus.
Laura joined the company in 2006 taking a number of Lead Analyst roles for a variety of corporates around the region; she also created Moody’s aggregated high-yield research and outreach initiatives for the Asia Pacific region. She was appointed Managing Director in 2015 and led the Singapore based South & South East Asia corporate rating teams and was then appointed to her current role in 2020.
Before joining Moody’s, Laura worked for Schroders PLC in London and Singapore, and Dresdner Kleinwort Wasserstein in Singapore, where she specialized in corporate restructuring and recovery throughout Southeast Asia. Laura holds a BSc (Econ) from the London School of Economics and Political Science.
Gary Lau is the Managing Director for the Corporate Finance Group in Hong Kong. Gary manages analytical teams in Hong Kong, covering corporate ratings in North Asia (ex-Japan). He has extensive experience with Moody’s in analytical and management positions with responsibilities across different industries and geographies. He has been with Moody’s since 1998.
Before joining Moody’s, Gary worked for Barclays Bank Plc and Bank of America in the Financial Institutions and Corporate Banking Divisions.
He holds an MBA and a Bachelor of Social Science, both from The Chinese University of Hong Kong.
Terry has over 25 years of experience in credit ratings and bank credit risk management. As a Managing Director, based in Singapore, he leads Moody’s Public, Project & Infrastructure Finance in Asia Pacific. He assumed his position in February 2015.
In this role, Terry oversees ratings teams in Hong Kong, China, Singapore, Australia, and Japan which are responsible for Moody’s extensive coverage across the public and infrastructure sectors, including transport infrastructure, regulated utilities,power and social infrastructure.
Prior to this role, Terry spent seven years as an Associate Managing Director and head of corporate, project and infrastructure finance ratings for Australasia, based in Sydney. During that period, Moody’s rating coverage for this region grew substantially to more than 100 rated issuers. In the corporate sector, the analytical team monitored ratings in a wide range of non-financial sectors, such as consumer and retail, industrial, mining, oil and gas, and property, while the infrastructure team covered power, transport, utilities and social infrastructure.
Terry was also previously responsible for Moody’s coverage of the oil and gas as well as mining sectors in Asia Pacific.
Before joining Moody’s in 2000, Terry worked for around 12 years in various risk management and credit origination roles at Westpac Institutional Bank in Sydney. His last position at Westpac was Senior Manager, Credit and Divisional Credit Officer, responsible for approving credit exposures to institutional clients.
Steven G. Cochrane, PhD, is Chief APAC Economist with Moody’s Analytics. He leads the Asia economic analysis and forecasting activities of the Moody’s Analytics research team, as well as the continual expansion of the company’s international, national and subnational forecast models. In addition, Steve directs consulting projects for clients to help them understand the effect of regional economic developments on their business under baseline forecasts and alternative scenarios. Steve’s expertise lies in providing clear insights into an area’s or region’s strengths, weaknesses and comparative advantages, relative to macro or global economic trends.
A highly-regarded speaker, Dr. Cochrane has provided economic insights at hundreds of engagements over the past 20 years and has been featured on CNBC, CNA, Bloomberg TV, Wall Street Radio, and the PBS News Hour. Through his research and presentations, Steve dissects how various components of the macro and regional economies shape patterns of growth. His extensive expertise on U.S. and global economic issues makes also him a popular speaker at client conferences and executive briefings.
Steve holds a PhD from the University of Pennsylvania and is a Penn Institute for Urban Research Scholar. He also holds a master's degree from the University of Colorado at Denver and a bachelor's degree from the University of California at Davis.
Marie Diron heads the Sovereign Risk Group for Asia Pacific, the Middle East and Africa, and Sub-Sovereign Risk Group for Asia Pacific and EMEA. She is responsible for analytical teams covering more than 70 sovereign ratings, 15 Multilateral Development Banks and around 400 sub-sovereign ratings in about 30 countries. Marie is also a project owner of Moody’s Investors Service’s ESG scores, which were launched in early 2021.
Marie has worked as Moody’s lead sovereign analyst for a number of Asia Pacific credits, including China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, India, Sri Lanka and Australia. Marie has also worked in Moody’s Credit Policy, leading a number of macroeconomic analyses, including our regular Global Macro Outlook and other credit research work. Marie was previously Director at Oxford Economics, leading the company’s forecasting and scenario analysis service to financial sector and corporate clients, after a number of years at the European Central Bank and Brevan Howard LLP. Marie received a MPhil in Economics from the University of Cambridge and graduated from the Ecole Centrale Paris.
Brian Cahill is Managing Director, Global Head of ESG for Moody’s Investors Service. In his role, Brian leads Moody’s strategy for the incorporation of Environmental, Social and Governance factors - including climate risk - into credit ratings, analytics, research and outreach. He has responsibility for ensuring that Moody’s is at the forefront of meeting this growing market need from investors, issuers and other important stakeholders. Brian has more than 24 years of credit experience at Moody's and has coordinated the MIS ESG initiative since 2014 building a strong platform for analytics, research and outreach in respect of ESG.
Brian has held various senior analytical and management positions with Moody’s. He joined the company in 1996, working first in Structured Finance and then Corporate Finance. He was regional head of the Asia Corporate Finance franchise from 2002 to 2020. In addition, he led the Asia project and infrastructure team from 2002 to 2018 and the Asia financial institutions team from 2009 to 2016. He was country manager for Australia from 2005 to 2009.Prior to joining Moody’s,
Brian practiced as a lawyer in London, New York and Sydney. He received an MA and Master of Law from St. John’s College, Cambridge University.
Vikash Halan is an Associate Managing Director and team leader for Moody’s Corporate Finance Group, based in Singapore. In this role, Vikash manages a team of rating analysts, with a focus on key South and Southeast Asian sectors, including REITS, oil & gas, chemicals, property developers, gaming and IT services. Before joining Moody’s, Vikash worked for J.P. Morgan in Hong Kong, as a capital markets and ratings advisor for clients in the Asia Pacific region. He started his career as a chartered accountant with the Indian firm, BDO Lodha. Vikash holds a post-graduate diploma in Business Management from Xavier Institute of Management.
Ivan Chung is the Representative Director for Moody’s Investors Service (MIS) in Hong Kong. In this role, Ivan ensures a sound and controlled operating environment and acts as senior representative and main contact point for key local and regulatory issues, both internally and externally.
In addition to his Hong Kong role, Ivan is an Associate Managing Director within Moody’s Corporate Finance Group, where he co-heads the team responsible for Chinese local government financing vehicles ratings.
Ivan first joined Moody’s in 1997 and rejoined in 2006. He has held senior analytical positions both in Moody’s Corporate Finance Group and Project and Infrastructure Finance Group, and most recently acted as the head of Greater China Credit Research and Analysis team, leading the research of evolving credit trends and bond markets in China.
Ivan holds a BBA from The Chinese University of Hong Kong and an MA from City University of Hong Kong. He is also a CFA charterholder.
Franco Leung is an Associate Managing Director and Team Leader in Moody’s Corporate Finance Group. Based in Hong Kong, he covers mainly Chinese corporate entities in the property sector.
He was previously a lead analyst for a portfolio of Chinese corporates with a focus on property companies, while other coverage includes companies in the chemicals, metals & mining, consumer products and construction materials sectors, local government financing vehicles (LGFVs), and state-owned conglomerates.
Prior to joining Moody’s in 2012, Franco worked in various positions at Standard Chartered Bank for about 10 years, including credit risk management, treasury and global markets in Hong Kong and London.
Franco holds an MBA from the London Business School and a BSc (Quantitative Finance) from the Chinese University of Hong Kong, and is a CFA and FRM Charterholder.
Lina Choi is a Senior Vice President with the Corporate Finance Group for Moody’s Investors Service HK Ltd. She covers a portfolio of Chinese corporates in various sectors, including Internet, technology, food and beverage.
Before joining Moody’s, Lina worked as a senior investment analyst for AllianceBernstein Holdings LP, a US asset management company. She covered Chinese equities in the telecoms, media and technology sectors. Lina has also worked as an Executive Director at Morgan Stanley’s Equity Research Division, overseeing the Asian telecommunications industry.
Lina has an BA in Economics from the University of Chicago. She is a CFA charter holder.
Ray Tay is a Senior Vice President and team leader for Moody’s Project and Infrastructure Finance team for South and South East Asia. In this role, based in Singapore, he oversees the ratings team responsible for Moody’s extensive coverage across the project finance and infrastructure sectors, including transport infrastructure, power & utilities, and credit enhanced issuances.
Ray also authors research and speaks on topics such as project bonds and the role of funding diversity and credit enhancement in bridging the infrastructure gap, particularly in emerging markets. Ray is also a member of Moody’s Physical Climate Risks Working Groups.
Before joining Moody’s in 2012, Ray was a Director with the Global Infrastructure & Projects Group in KPMG. Ray has also worked as a Senior Business Analyst with the Singapore Power Group, focusing on regulatory economics in each of its principal local operating subsidiaries.
Ray holds a Bachelor’s in Economics with honors from the National University of Singapore.
Gene Fang is an Associate Managing Director in the Sovereign and sub-sovereign Ratings Group in Asia. Based in Singapore, he manages the teams responsible for sovereign credit ratings in the Asia Pacific region and credit research on Chinese regional- and local governments.
Before joining Moody’s, Gene worked as an investment banker, covering financial institutions for J.P. Morgan and Citigroup in Hong Kong and Singapore. In this role, he managed client relationships across Asia and advised on debt, equity, and M&A transactions. Gene graduated from Columbia University in political science. He also holds an MBA from Harvard Business School and a Master in Public Policy from Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government.
Christian de Guzman is a Senior Vice President with Moody’s Sovereign and Sub-Sovereign Risk Group. Based in Singapore, he covers a portfolio of sovereigns and multilateral development banks in Asia Pacific, including Japan, India and a number of Southeast Asian credits, while also managing the team responsible for sub-sovereign ratings in Asia ex-China.
Christian joined Moody’s in 2009, after working as a Senior Economist for the Monetary Authority of Singapore, covering ASEAN economies. He has also held various positions with the Research Department at the International Monetary Fund in Washington DC, and Procter & Gamble in Singapore.
Christian was a Phi Beta Kappa graduate in Economics and Political Science at the University of Georgia and received his M.A. in International Economics and Southeast Asian Studies from the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies.
Natasha Brereton-Fukui is Senior Vice President for Global ESG Research at Moody’s Investors Service. She is also Senior Research Writer with the Sovereign Risk Group. Natasha is passionate about diversity in the workplace, and previously served as co-chair of Moody’s APAC Multicultural Business Resource Group.
Before joining Moody’s in 2014, Natasha spent more than a decade in journalism, based in Tokyo, London and Singapore, chiefly with Dow Jones Newswires and The Wall Street Journal. She was named “Journalist of the Year – Investment (Online/Wires)” in the 2009 UK Institutional Press Awards for her coverage of the Bank of England’s adoption of quantitative easing.
Natasha holds a BA in Chinese Studies (Hons) from the University of Oxford, and was a Daiwa Scholar from 2002-4.
Matthew is a Senior Vice President in Moody’s Corporate Finance Group and has been based in Sydney since 2010. Matthew has covered many Australian corporate and infrastructure sectors during his time at Moody’s Sydney. His current responsibilities primarily include real estate investment trusts and large cyclical industrial companies, including those in the metals and mining, oil and gas and steel sectors. Matthew has also covered the consumer products and retail sectors with Moody’s in the US.
Matthew is also a member of Moody’s Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) working group for Asia-Pacific, which coordinates Moody’s regional activities in this area of growing market focus.
Prior to joining Moody’s Sydney office, Matthew worked in the rating-advisory group at Deutsche Bank in New York. He holds an Honours degree in Business from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst.
Jacintha Poh is a Senior Vice President / Manager with Moody’s Corporate Finance Group. Based in Singapore, she covers a portfolio of issuers across the property, plantation and gaming industries in Southeast Asia.
Before joining Moody’s, Jacintha was a credit analyst with Lion Global Investors’ fixed income team, covering primarily the real estate and S-REIT sectors, as well as conglomerates and aviation companies.
Jacintha has a BA in Accounting and Finance with honors from the University of London
Kaustubh Chaubal is a Senior Vice President with Moody’s Corporate Finance Group. Based in Singapore, he covers a portfolio of Indian and India-based issuers in the metals and mining (ferrous and non-ferrous), automobile, chemicals and pharmaceuticals industries.
Prior to joining Moody’s in 2015, Kaustubh spent eight years as a Ratings Advisor with Standard Chartered Bank in Singapore, the last two of which was as Head of ASEAN Ratings Advisory, while also covering issuers in the Middle East and Africa.
Kaustubh has also worked as a Senior Analyst at Standard & Poor’s India-based subsidiary, CRISIL, covering a broad array of industries including pharmaceuticals, building materials, chemicals, and investment holding companies. And, he has previously held analytical roles at ING Vysya Bank and Unit Trust of India Investment Advisory Services, as well as auditing roles at RM Ajgaonkar & Company and RD Samant & Company.
Kaustubh holds an MBA from The University of Chicago Booth School of Business and a Bachelor of Commerce from Mumbai University. He is also a Chartered Accountant with the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India.
Kaven Tsang is a Senior Vice President in Moody’s Corporate Finance Group in Asia Pacific. Based in Hong Kong, Kaven covers a portfolio of property companies.
Prior to joining Moody’s, Kaven worked in commercial banks, including CITIC Ka Wah Bank, WestLB AG and the Norinchukin Bank, covering corporates in Hong Kong and China.
Kaven holds a Master of Business Administration and a Bachelor of Business Administration from The Chinese University of Hong Kong. He is also a CFA charterholder.
Lillian Li is a Vice President–Senior Credit Officer in the Credit Strategy and Standards Group.
Based in Shanghai, Lillian contributes to thematic research on China, Japan and Korea, particularly with a cross-sectoral and macroeconomic credit focus. Lillian also drives and coordinates research initiatives covering major regional credit events.
Lillian’s role includes designing scenario analysis to test the resilience of credit ratings to a range of potential economic outcomes, as well as developing research publications on macro and credit trends and general market outreach for Great China.
Lillian joined Moody’s after eight years with the McKinsey Global Institute, where she led China macro-related research, including trends related to the macroeconomy, local government debt, as well as urbanization and sustainability. Lillian was also involved in analyzing the real estate, steel, auto and internet retail sectors.
Prior to joining McKinsey, Lillian was an Economic Analyst with the Canadian government’s Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade.
Lillian holds a Masters in Economics from the University of Ottawa and an MBA from the University of Warwick.
David Yin is a Vice President – Senior Credit Officer with the Financial Institutions Group at Moody’s Investors Service Hong Kong Limited. David is covering a portfolio of banks and non-bank financial institutions in China.
Before joining Moody’s, David worked as equity research analyst for Standard Chartered Bank, covering Chinese banks and securities companies. Earlier, he had covered Chinese financial institutions in Bank of China International Securities (China). He had also worked in the ECM department of Goldman Sachs Gao Hua Securities.
David holds a MSc in management and a BA in Economics from Peking University.
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Spencer Ng is a Vice President – Senior Credit Officer in Moody’s Public, Project & Infrastructure Finance team. Based in Singapore, Spencer is responsible for project finance and infrastructure credits, including power utilities, renewables and airports in South and Southeast Asia.
Prior to joining Moody’s in 2007, Spencer worked for Ernst & Young Transactions Advisory Services in their Project Finance team. Spencer has also held various analytical and accounting roles at ANZ Bank, JP Morgan and State Street Australia.
Spencer holds a Bachelor of Economics and a Master of Commerce from the University of New South Wales. He is also a CFA charterholder.
Abhishek Tyagi is a Vice President – Senior Credit Officer with Moody’s Project and Infrastructure Finance Group, based in Singapore. He covers companies in the port, airport and utility sectors in India and Southeast Asia.
Prior to joining Moody’s, Abhishek worked for eight years as an equity analyst with CLSA in Mumbai, covering Indian utilities and infrastructure companies. Previous positions also included an investment analyst at B&K Securities in Mumbai and a supply chain analyst with Tata Steel in Jamshedpur.
Abhishek holds an MBA from the Xavier Institute of Management, Bhubaneshwar and a Bachelor of Technology (Metallurgy and Material Science) from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Roorkee.
Nidhi Dhruv is a Vice President – Senior Analyst with Moody’s Corporate Finance Group. Based in Singapore, Nidhi covers a portfolio of issuers across the telecommunications, telecom towers, mining, construction and airline industries in South and Southeast Asia.
Before joining Moody’s in 2007, Nidhi was an analyst with Citigroup Investment Banking in India and Singapore for three years.
Nidhi is a CFA charterholder and a Chartered Accountant with the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India. She also has an MBA in Finance from Mumbai University.
Rachel Chua is a Vice President and Senior Analyst with the Corporate Finance Group in Singapore. She covers a portfolio of investment grade and high yield energy companies across the Oil and Gas, and Chemical sectors in South and Southeast Asia. In addition, her coverage also extends to Singapore real estate investment trusts.
Before joining Moody’s in 2012, Rachel was with KPMG Corporate Finance, where she advised clients on financing infrastructure transactions.
Rachel holds an MSc in Accounting and Finance from the London School of Economics and Political Science.
Ivy Poon is a Vice President – Senior Credit Officer with Moody’s in Hong Kong. She covers corporate ratings in a portfolio of power and gas utilities companies and conglomerates in Asia Pacific.
Prior to joining Moody’s, Ivy worked for KBC Bank N.V., as a credit assistant manager and a senior marketing officer.
Ivy holds a Bachelor of Commerce from McMaster University and a Postgraduate Diploma in Professional Accounting from the Chinese University of Hong Kong. She is also an affiliate member of CPA.
Kelly Chen is a Vice President and Senior Analyst within Moody’s Corporate Finance Group. Based in Hong Kong, Kelly is the lead analyst for a portfolio of Chinese property companies.
Prior to joining Moody’s, Kelly was an investment analyst at Optimas Capital, a Hong Kong-based hedge fund. She has also worked as an equity research analyst in Credit Suisse, Bank of America Merrill Lynch and Samsung Securities. She has considerable experience in investment and equity research and across various sectors in Greater China, including oil & gas, property, cement and financial institutions.
Kelly holds a bachelor’s degree from Middlebury College, US.
Ying Wang is a Vice President and Senior Analyst within Moody’s Corporate Finance Group. Based in Hong Kong, Ying covers a portfolio of consumer and internet companies across China.
Prior to joining Moody’s, Ying worked in Hong Kong as a Lead Equity Research Analyst at J.P. Morgan Securities (Asia Pacific) Limited, BNP Paribas and Standard Chartered Bank, focusing on a wide range of sectors including oil & gas, utilities, environmental protection and renewable energy.
Ying started his career as a journalist at Bloomberg and China Daily News Group, covering the energy, commodities and industrial sectors. He has also worked for a major Chinese oilfield service company in Beijing.
Ying holds an MBA in Finance from INSEAD Business School in France and Singapore, and a BA with honors from Xi’an International Studies University.
Maisam Hasnain is a Vice President - Senior Analyst in Moody’s Corporate Finance Group.
Based in Singapore, Maisam covers a portfolio of companies across the industrial, mining and plantation sectors in Southeast Asia.
Prior to his move to Singapore in 2017, Maisam spent four years in Moody’s Hong Kong office covering a broad array of sectors, including telecommunications, communications infrastructure, building materials, and metals and mining.
Maisam joined Moody’s in 2010 and started as an Associate in Moody’s Regional Product Strategy team, which is responsible for managing all aspects of Moody’s research and data service offerings, including new business initiatives.
Maisam holds a double major in Economics and Finance, and a minor in Arabic from The University of Hong Kong. He is also a CFA charterholder.
Ralph Ng is a Vice President and Senior Analyst within Moody’s Project and infrastructure Finance Group, based in Hong Kong SAR.
Ralph covers the infrastructure sectors in China and Hong Kong, with a portfolio spanning state-owned and privately-owned utilities and transportation companies. Ralph also authored a series of publications focused on the port sectors in China and Hong Kong.
Ralph first joined Moody’s Commercial Group in 2010 and transferred to the project & Infrastructure Finance Group in 2014. Prior to joining Moody’s, Ralph worked in Global Banking Department at HSBC in Hong Kong.
Ralph holds a Bachelor’s degree in Economics and Finance from The University of hong Kong. He is a CFA charter holder and a certified FRM.
Sweta Patodia is an Assistant Vice President – Analyst in the Moody’s Corporate Finance Group. Based in Singapore, Sweta covers a diversified portfolio of Indian corporates across the oil and gas, technology start-ups and IT sectors.
Sweta joined Moody’s in 2014 as an Associate Analyst. Prior to joining Moody’s, Sweta worked as a Credit Analyst for over three years at HSBC in India.
Sweta is a Chartered Accountant, Company Secretary and a CFA charter holder.
Hui Ting Sim is an Assistant Vice President - Analyst with Moody’s Corporate Finance Group. Based in Singapore, she covers a portfolio of Southeast Asian oil and gas companies.
Hui Ting joined Moody’s in 2017 as an Associate Analyst and previously covered a range of industries including metals & mining, as well as Singapore real estate investment trusts.
Prior to joining Moody’s, Hui Ting worked in credit risk roles at Noble Resources International Pte Ltd and PetroChina International (Singapore) Pte Ltd.
Hui Ting holds a Bachelor of Business Administration (Hons) from the National University of Singapore. She is also a CFA charter-holder.
Yu Sheng Tay is an Analyst with Moody’s Corporate Finance Group.
Based in Singapore, he covers a portfolio of real estate, gaming and consumer products in Southeast Asia. Yu Sheng joined Moody’s in 2018 as an Associate Analyst and previously covered a range of industries including metals & mining, technology, and property.
Prior to joining Moody’s, Yu Sheng worked as a credit analyst, covering the construction and logistics sectors. Yu Sheng holds a postgraduate degree from the London School of Economics and Political Science.
Livia Yap is the China Editor in the Emerging Markets & China section at Moody’s Investors Service. Based in Singapore, she is also a Research Writer with the Corporate Finance Group.
Before joining Moody’s in 2021, Livia was a reporter at Bloomberg News covering financial markets across the Asia-Pacific region including Greater China, Singapore, Japan and Australia.
Livia holds a bachelor’s degree in Journalism and Global Studies from the University of Hong Kong.