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From Diversity to Success in Financial Services

29 October 2020

5/F, 95 Queensway, Admiralty, Hong Kong

In this hybrid event, we will talk about gender equality in the financial services industry from both European and Hong Kong perspectives

Hong Kong has made some progress towards gender equality, but challenges remain across sectors, including the financial services industry. The gender pay gap, glass ceiling and unconscious bias still remain.

– How gender diversity in the workforce of financial services (FS) sector can bring positive impact to the performance?

– How does a FS firm address the issues of unconscious biases and gender pay gap?

– What pre-career stage initiatives or actions will help the next generation contribute to creating more diversity in the industry?

We will also explore how European businesses are taking actions to close the gender gap and what can we learn from them.


Ms Angelina Kwan, Vice-Chair and Company Secretary of The Women’s Foundation and Chief Executive Officer at Stratford Finance Limited

Angelina is the Chief Executive Officer of Stratford Finance Limited.She has a strong background in digital assets, financial markets, regulation and operations. She has held COO and Directorate positions with digital asset exchanges, HKEX, Cantor Fitzgerald, the SFC and other financial services companies. A CPA in Hong Kong and Australia, she is a Hong Kong Government appointed Member of the Council for Sustainable Development, the Administrative Appeals Board, and the Lord Wilson Heritage Trust.

Ms Lena Wong, CFA, 100 Women in Finance

Lena brings with her a combined experience in finance and social impact. In her role at 100 WF, she designs and executes a strategy to introduce pre-career young women to career opportunities in the finance industry. She identifies Hong Kong non-profit programming partners for grant funding and co-execution on pre-career programming. Lena founded a non profit organisation Hong Kong Momtrepreneurs which supports mothers to continue having their venture.

Ms Nyree Hu, Managing Director at CarVal Investors

Nyree is a managing director for CarVal Investors. Based in Singapore, Nyree is responsible for global fundraising and investor relations. Prior to joining CarVal in 2018, she served in senior pan-Asian fundraising roles at Intermediate Capital Group and CQS Management Limited. Nyree also previously worked with private clients at UBS Wealth Management in London. She earned her M.B.A. from INSEAD and her B.A. from the University of Waterloo in Canada.

Mr Syed Musheer Ahmed, FinStep Asia and Founding Board Member at the FinTech Association of Hong Kong

Musheer is the Founder of FinStep Asia, which is a Venture Builder powering Asia’s next generation of Businesses and providing advisory on Fintech & Digital ecosystems. He is also the cofounder and board member of Fintech Association of Hong Kong and has an extensive background in financial services and technology. He is a member of United Nations ESCAP ESBN Youth and Women Entrepreneurs Taskforce and co-founder of IndiaTech Hong Kong.

European Perspective and Opening Remarks

Ms Ching Yng Choi, CYC Asia-Europe Consulting and Chair of the FSBC

Ching Yng Choi setup CYC Asia Europe Consulting Ltd. based in Hong Kong to provide advisory services to enterprises of all sizes in Greater China and Europe. Anchored with the best practices from the East and the West, she helps corporates build and communicate on strategies, augment governance and efficiency. Ching has also been involved with the FSBC at EuroCham, which she now chairs since Jan 2020.

Mr Stratos Pourzitakis, CFA Institute and Vice-Chair of FSBC

Stratos is the Director, Society Advocacy Engagement APAC at CFA Institute. He leads CFA Institute efforts to engage APAC societies in conducting advocacy initiatives. In parallel, he offers training and support to CFA societies. He worked as Head of Research at Asian Private Banker, he was a part-time Lecturer at Hong Kong Baptist University. He is also the Vice-Chairman of the FSBC at EuroCham, and in 2019, he co-founded the Greek Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong.

Date: 29th October 2020 Time: 12 -2pm Venue: TheDesk, United Centre, 5/F, 95 Queensway, Admiralty; or Online Fees: – On-site: HKD250 for Members – Online: Complimentary for Members; HKD80 for Non-Members (Members) On first come, first serve basis; and a maximum of 20 attendees on site (May open to more participants or cancel, subject to government restrictions in the day)

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