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Andrew Sheng - Keynote Speaker

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Speaker Themes

  • International Finance

  • Financial regulation

  • Monetary economics

  • The financial crisis

  • Unregulated markets


Hong Kong



A former central banker and financial regulator, turned author, academic, and commentator on global finance, Andrew Sheng has built an impressive portfolio in the financial industry. He is currently Chief Advisor to the China Banking Regulatory Commission, as well as an advisor to the United Nations Environmental Program’s inquiry into the development of a sustainable financial system.

Andrew is a member of the board for the sovereign wealth fund of Malaysia (the Khazanah Nasional Berhad), and a member of the international advisory council of the China Investment Corporation, the China Development Bank, the China Securities Regulatory Commission, and the Securities and Exchange Board of India.

Andrew focusses on financial regulation, international finance, monetary economics, and global governance. He has written several books and articles on these areas, including From Asian to Global Financial Crisis: An Asian Regulator’s View of Unfettered Finance in the 1990s and 2000s (2005). His columns are published by Project Syndicate, Asia News Network, and many leading economic journals across Asia and the rest of the world.

Andrew’s academic credentials are almost as impressive as his financial ones. He is Adjunct Professor at Tsinghua University’s Graduate School of Economics and Management in Beijing, as well as Adjunct Professor and Third Holder of the Tun Ismail Chair at the University of Malaysia’s Faculty of Economics and Administration. Andrew is also a member of the councils of both the Freie University in Berlin, and the International Centre for Education in Islamic Finance.

Andrew was listed as one of Time’s 100 most influential people in 2013, and he can even claim to have featured in an Oscar winning movie, appearing in Inside Job, a documentary into the financial crisis of 2008.


Andrew is a hugely influential leader in economic thought. His experience in the financial sector, his academic nous, and his expertise on global finance and government make him an extremely desirable speaker for organisations looking for guidance in the financial sector, whether their scope is Asia, or the world at large.


Andrew Sheng analyses the lessons from the 2008 financial crisis from an Asian perspective. (2016)

Andrew Sheng discusses how to make sense of globalisation in the modern age. (2018)

Andrew Sheng discusses US-China trade relationships with Bloomberg News. (2018)