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Harshika Patel

JP Morgan

Managing Director
Chief Executive Officer, Asia Private Bank
Chief Executive Officer, Hong Kong, J.P. Morgan

Harshika Patel is the Chief Executive Officer of J.P. Morgan Private Bank in Asia and the Chief Executive Officer of J.P. Morgan in Hong Kong. As Chair of J.P. Morgan’s Asia Pacific DEI Council, she also helps to lead the strategy for the firm’s diversity and inclusion initiatives in the region.

Harshika is also Chair of the Asia Securities Industry & Financial Markets Association, the leading financial industry association focused on developing regional capital markets.

Prior to leading the Private Bank in the region, Harshika served as the Asia Pacific Head of Strategy for J.P. Morgan. In this role, she was responsible for driving and implementing the firm’s strategy across its 17 operating markets in Asia Pacific.

In 2013, Harshika joined J.P. Morgan as a Managing Director based in Singapore to lead the Asia Commodities Sales and Structuring business and the Electronic Sales business, delivering electronic trading services across macro products to institutional clients.

Harshika has over three decades of experience in financial services. Prior to joining J.P. Morgan, Harshika was at Barclays Capital for 10 years where she held a variety of roles including Deputy Treasurer for Barclays Capital, and Global Chief Operating Officer for the Commodities business. She was previously a Senior Manager in the Financial Services Practice at Deloitte London providing assurance and advisory services to global financial institutions.

She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science & Accounting from Manchester University and is an ICAEW qualified Chartered Accountant.

Harshika resides in Hong Kong with her husband and two children.


Co-Vice Chair

Andrew NG


Group Executive, Group Head of Global Financial Markets

Mr. Andrew Ng is Group Executive of DBS & Head of Global Financial Markets. He joined DBS in 2000 and was named Managing Director and Regional Head of Trading in 2005. Andrew is also the Chairman and Director of DBS Bank Taiwan.

Since 2006, Andrew has been instrumental in leading DBS Treasury and Market’s expansion in the region. In addition, he helped build a pan-Asia trading platform on different asset classes and established a region-wide local currencies derivative capability for the bank. He has also expanded DBS’ capabilities in generic and exotic derivatives.

Andrew has worked in the treasury business for over 35 years. Prior to joining DBS, he was Executive Director at Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce from 1995 to 1999. In that role, he set up CIBC’s trading platform and derivative capabilities on Asian currencies. Between 1986 and 1995, Andrew was Head of North Asia Trading and Treasurer of Chase Manhattan Bank in Taipei.


Co-Vice Chair

Jiaxing Zhou


Joint Company Secretary, Chief Compliance Officer of the Company and Head of the Legal and Compliance of CICC

ZHOU Jiaxing is the Joint Company Secretary, Chief Compliance Officer of the Company and Head of the Legal and Compliance of China International Capital Corporation (“CICC”).

Mr. Zhou received his LLM from the University of Southampton. He is a qualified solicitor in People’s Republic of China, England and Wales and Hong Kong.  Before joining CICC, Mr. Zhou worked in a large international law firm and a leading PRC law firm.

Mr. Zhou was on the Board of Directors of Asia Securities Industry & Financial Markets Association between 2015 and 2021. He is the Co-Chair of its China Capital Market Committee. He also sits in the Asian Board of the International Capital Market Association.

Mr. Zhou was voted as the Hong Kong In-house Counsel of the Year by Thompson Reuters ALB in 2018. He was granted with the General Counsel of the Year award by China Business Law Journal and the In-House Contribution Award by the International Financial Law Review in 2022.


Chief Executive Officer 

Peter Stein


Peter Stein is the Chief Executive Officer of ASIFMA.

Reporting to the Board of Directors, he leads the association’s vision and strategy as it advocates on behalf of its over 160 member firms for the efficient growth and development of Asia’s capital markets.

Prior to his role at ASIFMA, Peter took over as Managing Director of the Private Wealth Management Association (PWMA) in December 2016, and was also named CEO in July 2021. Established in 2013, PWMA is an industry association whose mission is to foster the growth and development of the private wealth management industry in Hong Kong.

Previously, Peter worked for UBS AG, where he served as Head of Regulatory Advisory & Relations, Asia Pacific and before that as Head of Group Governmental Affairs for Asia Pacific. Until 2011, Peter was a senior editor, reporter and columnist in Hong Kong with The Wall Street Journal, where he worked for more than 20 years. He was the Journal’s Hong Kong Bureau Chief from 2005-2011 and before that was Managing Editor of the Journal’s Asian edition.

Peter graduated with a BA in Comparative Literature from Yale University and speaks Mandarin, Cantonese and German.