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Benedicte N. Nolens

Benedicte N. Nolens

Securities and Futures Commission
Senior Director, Head of Risk & Strategy
Central, Hong Kong, CHN

Bénédicte N. Nolens is Senior Director and Head of Risk and Strategy (R&S) of the Hong Kong Securities and Futures Commission (SFC). Bénédicte joined the SFC in 2012 to establish a new, centralized unit, overseeing risk identification and related strategic planning.

In 2013, R&S published a report entitled “G-SIFI Trends in Risk and Risk Mitigation”, setting out best practices in risk governance and risk culture. In 2015, R&S published a second report entitled “Asset Management: Looking Forward”, setting out risk and strategic trends in asset management, including trends in e-platforms and other innovations in the fund distribution channel.

During the course of 2015, Bénédicte was appointed as a member of the Financial Stability Board (FSB) Market Experts Group on Asset Management, as a member of the Hong Kong Financial Service and Treasury Bureau Fintech Steering Group, and also as the Vice Chair of the International Organization of Securities Commissions (IOSCO) Committee on Emerging Risks (CER), which issues an annual IOSCO Risk Outlook report. Starting March 2016, Bénédicte oversees the Fintech Contact Point of the SFC.

Before joining the SFC, Bénédicte was a Managing Director at Credit Suisse and an Executive Director at Goldman Sachs. Bénédicte holds an LLM and MBA (high honours), and was admitted to the New York State Bar in 1998. In January 2016, Bénédicte was a recipient of the China Daily Asian Women Leadership Awards at the Asia Financial Forum (AFF), recognizing women who are agents of change in their societies and role models in entrepreneurship, innovation, charity and the empowerment of women.


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