Matthew Thomas, Asia Bureau Chief, Euromoney Institutional Investor
Matthew Thomas is an experienced financial journalist who has written extensively about capital markets, bank strategy, economic policy, and the importance and risks of regulatory oversight. He started his career as a news reporter covering the securitization beat, giving him a front-row seat to the early stages of the financial crisis. He moved to Asia shortly after the crisis, and has since interviewed chief executives, finance ministers, national treasurers, and a variety of senior bankers and executives at the centre of Asia’s fast-changing financial markets.
David Mann, Global Chief Economist, Standard Chartered
David is based in Singapore and oversees macroeconomic views for the Global Research Team. He was previously Chief Economist for Asia. David joined the Bank in London in 2000 and was a founding member of the Standard Chartered FX Strategy team in 2002, moving to Hong Kong as a senior FX Strategist in 2005. He was previously based in New York, responsible for covering the US economy, managing the Latin America team and providing clients with the Bank’s views on Asia in the US time zone. In 2001 he was awarded the Rybczynski Young Economist Prize for work on the Malaysian Ringgit Barometer. David appears regularly in the media. He holds a BSc in economics from the University of Warwick and an MSc in finance from the University of London (Birkbeck College).
Farooq Siddiqi Global Head, Trade, Transaction Banking, Standard Chartered Bank
Farooq Siddiqi is the Global Head of Trade for Transaction Banking. Prior to this, he was the Global Head of Product Management. Previously he was the Regional Head for ASEAN (2014 to 2015) and, Regional Head for Middle East, North Africa and Pakistan (2007 to 2013). Farooq has over 20 years of Corporate Banking experience, having worked in Corporate Relationship Management, Product Management, Cash Management, Trade Finance and Supply Chain in India, Singapore and the U.A.E.
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