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ANZ Economic Outlook Series 2019

ANZ WELCOMES YOU TO 

Economic Outlook Series 2019

THE ECONOMIC OUTLOOK IS AS UNCERTAIN AS IT HAS BEEN FOR A DECADE. ON TOP OF SHORT-TERM RISKS, BUSINESSES MUST NAVIGATE MORE FUNDAMENTAL CHALLENGES TO THE COMMERCIAL ENVIRONMENT, AS DIGITAL INNOVATIONS MOVE FROM PROOFS-OF-CONCEPT TO BROAD APPLICATION, DISRUPTING A RANGE OF BUSINESSES. IT’S NOT JUST ECOMMERCE AND FINTECH: THE IMPACT OF DIGITAL INNOVATION IS BEING FELT ACROSS ALL SECTORS, AS TECHNOLOGY LIKE ECOSYSTEM PLATFORMS, AI AND BLOCKCHAIN BECOME MORE WIDELY DEPLOYED, UPENDING BUSINESS MODELS BUT ALSO PRESENTING OPPORTUNITIES FOR EARLY ADOPTERS.

 

FEATURED INSIGHT

ANZ Research Team 

Richard Yetsenga is Chief Economist and Head of Research at ANZ. In this role, he leads the Bank's economic and markets research efforts, with a focus on Australia, New Zealand and Asia.

With more than 20 years of experience in Asian financial services, Richard joined ANZ in 2011 from HSBC in Hong Kong, where he was Managing Director and Global Head of Emerging Market FX Strategy. Prior to his seven years at HSBC, Richard held economics and markets strategy roles with Deutsche Bank and the Australian Government.

Richard publishes on issues of broad relevance, including why technology’s challenges eclipse the rise of China; the Aldi-isation of retail; India’s credible reform; this more sceptical phase of globalisation; and how GDP and welfare are parting company.

The ANZ Research team has been recognised with more than 30 top-three rankings in major industry surveys across Australia, New Zealand and Asia in the last five years, alongside numerous industry awards.

Khoon is the Head of Asia Research for ANZ. He oversees and co-ordinates the Asia economics and strategy research functions in Singapore. Khoon has close to 20 years of experience working in various economic and strategy roles across both the public and private sectors.

He actively travels to market ANZ’s views to investor clients, such as central banks, hedge funds and real money; as well as corporate clients. He also appears regularly in the media.

ANZ’s Asia research team have been ranked in the top two for FX Research and Market Coverage as voted by financial institutions in the AsiaMoney FX Poll between 2012 and 2016, the last year that the survey was conducted. ANZ was also ranked second for best regional team for Asian macroeconomic research in the AsiaMoney Fixed Income Poll 2016, and ranked first for five years running in the KangaNews Fixed-Income Research Polls between 2014 and 2018 for best research on Asian markets. ANZ was the top EM Asia FX forecaster in 2015 and 2016 as ranked by Reuters.

Raymond Yeung is the Chief Economist, Greater China with Australia and New Zealand Banking Group (ANZ), based in Hong Kong.

Raymond is responsible for leading ANZ’s research coverage of China, Taiwan and Hong Kong. His views on the Chinese economy have been highly valued by ANZ’s clients, sovereign institutions and regulators. He has proven track records in predicting changes in central banks’ monetary policies in the region by making out-of-consensus policy calls.

In addition, he plays an instrumental role in ANZ’s annual report on the internationalisation of the RMB, and has garnered a strong following for his intellectual offering to ANZ’s clients. His views are frequently cited by Bloomberg, Reuters, Dow Jones, the Financial Times and the Chinese media.

Prior to joining ANZ, Raymond was Deputy Head of Economic Research at Swiss Re (Asia). He earned a doctoral degree in economics at Queen’s University, Canada in 1999.

Keynote SpeakerS

Dr. Ayesha Khanna is Co-Founder and CEO of ADDO AI, an artificial intelligence (AI) solutions firm and incubator. She has been a strategic advisor on artificial intelligence, smart cities and fintech to leading corporations and governments. Ayesha also serves on the Board of Infocomm Media Development Authority (IMDA), the Singapore government's agency that develops its world-class technology sector to drive the country's digital economy and power its Smart Nation vision.

In 2017, Ayesha was named one of South East Asia's groundbreaking female entrepreneurs by Forbes magazine in 2018. Ayesha has been named one of Singapore's leading female entrepreneurs and a leading Asian fintech influencer by Fintech Asia. Ayesha is author of Straight Through Processing (2008) and co-author of Hybrid Reality: Thriving in the Emerging Human-Technology Civilization (2012).

She has been published and quoted on technology, innovation and smart cities in The New York Times, BusinessWeek, TIME, Newsweek, Forbes, Harvard Business Review.  She has presented at major financial, technology and other industry conferences, provided high level government briefings, chaired symposiums such as AI Asia, and spoken at TEDx events.

Karen Reddington is president of the Asia Pacific Division of FedEx Express, the world’s largest express transportation company.

In this role, which Reddington started in January 2015, she heads up Asia Pacific from its headquarters in Hong Kong. Reddington is responsible for leading the FedEx Express business across the region, including overall planning and implementation of corporate strategies and operations across more than 30 countries and territories with about 26,000 employees.

Reddington’s career with FedEx Express began in 1997 as an operations research advisor in Hong Kong. In 2002, she was appointed managing director, network planning. In 2007, she assumed the role of managing director of planning and engineering.

Most recently, Reddington was regional vice president, South Pacific. She served in that role between 2011 and 2014.

Reddington is currently serving as the board vice chair of JA Asia Pacific and the secretary of the International Women’s Forum. She also sits on the Board of Governors of the America Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong.

Robert Sinclair is President of Global Supply Chain, leading supply chain activities for all brands under Global Brands Group (GBG). He joined GBG in 2018.

Prior to GBG, Robert was President of Supply Chain Solutions at Li & Fung, overseeing all business-related activities for apparel, footwear and hard-goods, as well as sourcing and general merchandise. He joined Li & Fung in 2011 as Executive Vice President of Lifestyle Brands business unit and was promoted to Chief Operating Officer for LF Sourcing in 2013.  Previously, Robert has held senior positions in various capacities with VF Asia Ltd, the global procurement business unit for VF Corporation based in Hong Kong, and Ralph Lauren Corporation.

Robert also founded Hong Kong-based agency business KOMPASS Global Sourcing Solutions Ltd. from 2002 to 2009, which services design-driven, value-added clients. He started his career in the sourcing industry in 1986 with a Hong Kong-based agency, Colby & Staton Fashions Limited.

Robert is the Chairman and founding member of Global Apparel Footwear and Textile Initiative (GAFTI). He is an active member of The American Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong and serves as an advisor to the Asia Industry Advisory Network for the College of Textiles, North Carolina State University.

Born and raised in Canada, Ottawa, Robert holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree from Carleton University in Canada and has lived and worked in Hong Kong, Singapore and New York.

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