Mr. Jacob WAI  (DBA candidate, University of Wales Trinity St David, FRM, CMA)

  • Founder & Managing Director, Toppix Holdings
  • Former CDO and CRO, MoneySQ
  • Former Executives of China CITIC Bank International, UBS AG and HSBC
  • Doctor of Business Administration Candidates (University of Wales Trinity Saint David)

Mr Wai has over 18 years’ experience in business support, data analytics, management information and regulatory reporting gained from multinational banks and vendors with in-depth understandings of analytics and risk management practices. Primary responsibilities of my roles include formulating risk management strategies, establishing enterprise risk management framework, enhancing effectiveness of business decision making with analytics, leading business transformation programs, streamlining the regulatory reporting processes, building collaborative relationship with stakeholders, and coaching junior staff.


  • Regional APAC Lead for Traded Risk Analytics implementation for Basel III and Regulatory Risk reporting
  • Supported the rollout and localization of global risk management policies and procedures for trading desks across FICC and EQ asset classes in Asia Pacific, including Seoul, China, Sydney and the hub of Hong Kong and Singapore
  • Supported the Ring Fencing and corporate restructure due to regulatory reforms (UBS Ltd) and Volcker Rule implementation reforms (Hedge Fund Desk separation, Prop. trade desks calculations and separation)

China CITIC Bank International

  • Headed Data Governance function as AGM of Operations and Data Governance, implemented the governance model
  • Management oversight for Retail Banking, Wholesale Banking and Treasury and Markets business groups
  • Management oversight and policy setting for the banking group
  • Chairman of the Data Governance Subcommittee, a CE level standing committee, with oversight of regulatory data concerns

Independent Practice

  • Built the Basel 2.5 and Basel III (Stress Testing, Stressed VaR) framework and system for HSBC Group globally. Head of the COE for the VaR Aggregation engine supporting BCBS239
  • Corporate Trainer for Financial firms, Hui Shang Bank, China Life (Overseas) in Risk & Fintech
  • Lecturer in local tertiary institutions
  • Author of Hong Kong Institute of Bankers textbook “Financial Systems and Risk Management”
  • Exam Moderator for Certified Banker II – Risk Management certificate

Training Expertise: RegTech, Compliance, Data Privacy and Cybersecurity