Denis Beau
Denis Beau Director General of Operations, Banque de France

Denis Beau is Director General of Financial Stability and Operations and a member of the Executive Committee of Banque de France. In this capacity, he chairs the National Retail Payments Committee, the French Financial Center Robustness Group and is a member of European and international committees dealing with monetary policy and financial stability issues and prudential regulation of banks (Euro Retail Payments Board, Committee on the Global Financial System, Basel Committee on Banking Supervision – co-chair of Macroprudential Supervision Group).

Born in 1962, he joined Banque de France in 1986 after graduating from l’Institut d’Etudes Politiques de Paris. He subsequently received a Master degree in Business Administration from INSEAD. His career path at the Banque de France led him to hold management positions in the Financial Markets, Payments and Market Infrastructures and Economics and International Relations departments. He was also seconded to the New York Fed (1997-1998) and served at the Bank for International Settlements as secretary of the G10 Committee on Payment and Settlement Systems (2007-2008).

Yuanzheng Cao
Yuanzheng Cao Chief Economist, Bank of China

Dr. Cao Yuanzheng is the Chief Economist at the Bank of China. Dr Yuanzheng joined BOC International (China) in 1998. Before joining BOC he held senior positions in research and academia. This included Executive Director of SCRE Academy of Chinese Economic System Reform, Head of the Bureau of International Economic Comparison of SCRE, Deputy Head and Research Fellow of the Research Institute of Chinese Economic System Reform and Doctoral Supervisor of Renmin University of China. He was also a Visiting Professor at the University of Southern California, Professor at Tsinghua University and Beijing University, and Deputy General Secretary of the China Society of Macroeconomics. Mr Cao obtained his post-doctoral qualifications in technical economics from Darmstadt University in Germany and a doctorate of economics from Renmin University of China. He also holds a master’s degree in economics from Wuhan University and a bachelor’s degree from Xi’an Foreign Language Institute.

Arnaud de BRESSON

Arnaud de BRESSON was born in 1955. He graduated from Institut d’Etudes Politiques de Paris (1978), University of Paris II (1978) and University of Paris X (1977).
Since 1993, Arnaud de BRESSON is Managing Director of Paris EUROPLACE, the organisation whose role is to promote the French financial marketplace. Paris EUROPLACE gathers the major players of the Paris financial market place, French and international issuers, investors, banks and financial institutions, as well as the market Authorities. Arnaud de BRESSON is also Managing Director of the Institut Europlace de Finance (EIF), created in 2003, and of FINANCE INNOVATION, the Paris international financial services cluster launched in 2007.
From 1985 to 1992, he was Director of TGF (a fund management company part of the Caisse des Dépôts et Consignations group) and Managing Director of FICOM (financial communications). From 1981 to 1985, he was Project Manager for AFME (Agence française pour la maîtrise de l’énergie), after being a financial Analyst in the “Caisse des Dépôts et Consignations”,in 1980 and 1981.
He is Board Member of AFFINE (a listed real estate company) and France Investissement.
He is also Board Member of the Investment Corporate Governance Network (ICGN), The Institut Français des Administrateurs (IFA), the Comité France-Chine and the Université d’Evry.

Yingxin GAO
Yingxin GAO Executive Vice President, Bank of China

Executive Vice President of the Bank since May 2015. Mr. GAO joined the Bank in 1986.He served as Executive Director and Deputy Chief Executive of BOC Hong Kong (Holdings) Limited and Bank of China (Hong Kong) Limited from February 2005 to March 2015, as President and Chief Operating Officer of BOC International Holdings Limited from July 2004 to February 2005, and as Deputy General Manager of the Credit Business Department of the Head Office and Deputy General Manager and General Manager of the Corporate Banking Department of the Head Office from September 1996 to July 2004. Mr. GAO has been serving as a Non-executive Director of BOCHK (Holdings) since March 2015 and has been serving as Chairman of BOC International Holdings Limited, Bank of China (UK) Limited and Bank of China (Luxembourg) S.A. since August 2015. Currently, Mr. GAO also serves as Chairman of the Board of Directors of China Culture Industrial Investment Fund Co., Ltd. Mr. GAO graduated from East China University of Science and Technology in 1986 with a Master’s Degree in Engineering.

Sylvain Goyon
Sylvain Goyon Head of Equity Strategy. Natixis

Sylvain is a graduate of the Paris Dauphine University (1991, Finance), MSc from ESCP Business School (1992), graduated (1998) and member of SFAF and currently a CFA level II student. Prior to his strategist position, Sylvain was formerly heading the Pharmaceutical / Biotech team for Natixis Securities from 2005 to 2009 (Best French Pharma Team in 2007,2008,2009, Best French Pharma analyst in 2009*). Before joining Natixis Sylvain was a director at NicOx a Biotech company (2002-2005), Head of the European Biotech team at Cheuvreux (2000-2002, Best French biotech analyst 2001*), Healthcare analyst at HSBC / CCF (1997-2000) and internal auditor at CCF (1994-1997).

Lee Hodgkinson
Lee Hodgkinson Head of Markets and Global Sales, Euronext and CEO, Euronext London Limited

Lee Hodgkinson is the Head of Markets and Global Sales of Euronext and CEO of Euronext London Limited. Mr Hodgkinson joined Euronext, when it was part of NYSE Euronext, in 2009 as CEO of SmartPool, the European dark pool joint venture with J.P. Morgan, HSBC and BNP Paribas. As a member of the executive committee of NYSE Euronext he led the sales and client coverage division in Europe and Asia for the LIFFE and Euronext businesses. Prior to holding these positions, he was CEO of SIX Swiss Exchange’s blue-chip international equity business, SWX Europe (formerly known as virt-x). A member of the Management Board of SIX Swiss Exchange since 2003, he held various executive leadership roles in Zurich including head of the client and products division and head of market operations. Prior to this he spent two years as Head of Market Development at the Cayman Islands Stock Exchange. Mr Hodgkinson began his career with the Markets Division of the London Stock Exchange, where he worked for nine years and is an alumnus of Harvard Business School.

Li Xunlei
Li Xunlei Deputy CEO and Chief Economist, Haitong Securities

Mr. Li Xunlei now serves as Deputy CEO and Chief Economist of Haitong Securities. Meanwhile he is also a member of Shanghai Municipal People’s Congress, member of Financial and Economic Committee of Shanghai Municipal Peoples’ Congress, and central committee member of Jiusan Society. He is also an Invited Member of China Finance 40 Forum and academic committee member of Shanghai Finance Institute.

Julien Manceaux
Julien Manceaux Senior Economist, ING

Mr Julien Manceaux works for the ING Economic Research department as a Senior Economist since 2008. International finance specialist, he is also recognized for his contribution to ING Belgium research on residential real estate cycles. In this panel, he will give us ING’s views on the last developments of the Eurozone economy and upcoming interest rates movements

Jeremy Scemama
Jeremy Scemama Partner, DLA Piper

Jeremy Scemama is a Corporate Partner and leads the Asia team at DLA Piper France. Jeremy has over 15 years of experience with industrial groups and investment funds on a large number of transfers, acquisitions and mergers of non-listed and listed companies (by means of cash tender offers, exchange tender offers, buyout offers or squeeze out). Jeremy has also advised on numerous initial public offerings and issuance of financial instruments through a public offering or private placement, either for the issuer or for the bank underwriter. Jeremy works on a very regular basis with Chinese clients, particularly in the context of their M&A transactions in France. He has notably advised Fosun in connection with its successful acquisition of the French listed company  Club Méditerranée. He is a member of the France-China Committee (Comité France Chine) and a member of the French association of lawyers specialized in securities laws (Association des avocats en droit boursier). Prior to joining DLA Piper, Jeremy spent eight years at the Paris and New York offices of Willkie Farr & Gallagher, he joined  Frieh & Associés as partner when it was established in 2008.

ZHAO Quanhou
ZHAO Quanhou Director of Financial Research Center in Research Institute , Ministry of Finance PRC

DR. ZHAO Quanhou is the Director, research fellow and doctoral advisor of Financial Research Center in Research Institute of Ministry of Finance, PR.China.
He was selected as state class person of “The New Century National Hundred, Thousand and Ten Thousand Talent Project” (2009), and was approved to receive the state council special allowance (2010). Since 1991, he has been engaged in scientific research of public finance in Research Institution of Ministry of Finance, participating and hosting over 120 projects of national social science foundation, natural science foundation and national major program at ministerial level and institutional level. He has also published 11 academic monographs, translation works and works of joint authorship, as well as more than 180 papers. His recent research covers the fields of public debt theory and public debt administration; public policy of scientific innovation; administration of local government public finance; and administration of fiscal performance, etc. From September of 2002 to September of 2003, he was a visiting professor in China Research Center and China Data Center of University of Michigan in the USA; in 2004, he made an academic report on the reform of China’s fiscal decentralization in Asia Fiscal Decentralization Forum held in Hitotsubashi University in Japan. In 2006, he was invited as a special expert of World Bank to systematically discuss China’s fiscal institution framework and infrastructure financing. From 2006 to 2008, as an expert of a Sino-Australia project, he made a thorough research, on China’s country and village-town public finance difficulty, and generated the Study on China’s Country and Village-town Finance Difficulty. From 2010 to 2012, as a major fiscal and financial advisor of China-Venezuela Foundation, he provided very effective financial consultancies on China-Venezuela foundation cooperation and Venezuela fiscal transformation. In 2013, as a special expert of China-Europe Cooperation Committee, he made a series of research, discussion and report on the fiscal policies of China’s city public transportation. In 2014, as the chief economist of the project “fiscal and taxation study on industry transformation in resource-based region”, he made research and provided consultancies on the fiscal and taxation policies and policy-based finance in terms of industry transformation in ShangXi Province. From 2013 to 2014, he was engaged in a series of pilot studies, which provides guidance on comprehensive reform and development of the fiscal and taxation systems; reform and innovation of policy-based system; administration of foreign exchange; institutional reform of state-owned financial assets; construction of investment and financing system for new ruralization.