Speaker Series 2019 Kickoff Event with Mr. Yaseen Anwar

Date and Time
Monday, January 21, 2019
7:00pm— 9:00pm
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Citrix Systems
50 Collyer Quay
Singapore 049321
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We are excited to kick off this year’s speaker series with Mr. Yaseen Anwar, Board member of International Monetary Institute (IMI) of Renmin University, Beijing; Senior Advisor, Industrial & Commercial Bank of China, (ICBC) Singapore; former Governor Central Bank of Pakistan; and a fellow Wharton alum.

This talk will discuss the deeper macro economic implications of China’s BRI Projects, US-China Trade war and upcoming key elections of South and Southeast Asia countries, including an overview on the ongoing BRI projects in Southeast Asia and South Asia, maritime component of China’s One Belt, One Road Initiative.

Event and Registration details 

Date: Monday,January 21, 2019

Venue: Citrix Systems, 50 Collyer Quay, #07-03 OUE Bayfront Singapore 049321

Dress code: Business casual

Registration: RSVP at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/speaker-series-2019-kickoff-event-with-mr-yaseen-anwar-tickets-54639693795

About the Speaker

Mr. Yaseen Anwar's international banking and regulatory experience spans 40 years and in 2014, he retired as the Governor of the State Bank of Pakistan (Central Bank) where he spent seven years. At the Central Bank he negotiated and signed the country's first Currency Swap Agreements with China and Turkey and in 2012 became only the 7th Central Bank to sign an Agency Agreement with the Peoples Bank of China to invest in local Government Bonds. As Governor, he had oversight of over 40 banks, impacted Monetary Policy, and elevated the Branch-less Banking model/ strategy for Financial Inclusion, the success of which was recognised globally.

As Governor, he also served on the Bank for International Settlement (BIS) Financial Stability Board (FSB) for Asia. Aside from his current responsibilities with ICBC and IMI, he has been an active Keynote speaker and Panelist at global Forums promoting the internationalisation of the RMB in the SDR basket of Reserve Currencies and the One Belt One Road initiative.

Prior to the Central Bank, he worked in New York, London, Paris, and Egypt with JPMorganChase, Bank of America, and Merrill Lynch in various senior capacities.

While currently serving on the Advisory Boards of the prestigious International Monetary Institute (IMI) of Renmin University, Beijing and the Official Monetary and Financial Institutions Forum (OMFIF) in the U.K., his various past Board appointments include Chairman of Eco Trade Development Bank, Turkey, the American Turkish Society New York, American Middle East Association, U.S. Pakistan Economic Council, United National Bank Ltd. U.K., and member of the Council of Foreign Relations. 

He is a graduate of the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.

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Citrix Systems

50 Collyer Quay, #07-03, Singapore 049321, Singapore,
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