Speakers 2020

Nor Adila Ismail

Chief Risk Officer


Experienced risk management professional with a strong track record of achievements in establishing and improving risk management practices in a corporate environment. Multiple senior management roles in Financial Risk Management, Treasury Risk Management, Commodity Trading and most recently Enterprise Risk Management. Strong management, leadership and people development skills has successfully delivered risk solutions, operating models and structures through a myriad of risk and business challenges. Expertise in developing, leading and participating in key projects with strategic importance. Experienced and comfortable in participating Board level discussions and reporting. Reporting to EVP and Group CFO, Ms. Adila led the establishment of Financial Risk, centralizing Commodity Trading Risk and the consolidation of the new risk operating model of ERM, FRM and Insurance. Able to grasp new ideas and concepts quickly, whilst developing a practical approach in risk management. Chairman of Trading Risk Management Committee and PETRONAS Risk
Management Committee with domain expertise in policy and framework, governance and oversight, financial risk, hedging and risk systems implementation.

Deven Chitaliya

Senior Vice President and Head, Central Risk Office

Olam International

Professional Experience: Deven is a Risk professional with 22 years+ of versatile experience. He has a proven track record in the areas of commodity credit risk management, commercial aspects of physical and paper trading (Oil, Agriculture, Softs), compliance, internal control, corporate finance, contract documentation, legal matters, project implementation, people management and people management. In his current role at Olam, he is responsible for the Enterprise Risk Management (ERM) framework development, implementation, periodic consolidation and Board / business reporting.

In his previous stints Deven held various important & senior positions; Masefield Asiapac Pte Ltd (Regional Director & Head of Risk - Asia Pacific), Kobian Pte Ltd (ERP Project Manager & Senior Compliance Manager), Reliance Industries Limited (Senior Manager – Risk & Compliance)

Educational Background: Financial Risk Manager (FRM – GARP USA), Chartered Accountant (CA), Cost Accountant (ICWA), Diploma in Information Systems Audit (DISA), Post Graduate  Diploma in Foreign Exchange & Risk Management (PGDFERM)

Robert Brandenburg

Head of Global Market Risk, Crude and Head of Enterprise Risk & Analytics Trading & Supply


Robert Brandenburg is Head of Global Market Risk for Crude and Head of Global Enterprise Risk & Analytics for Shell Trading.  Prior to Shell he has held General Manager and Vice President roles at several Fortune 100 companies where he has been responsible for global credit, trading controls, risk management advisory, quantitative risk analysis, regulatory compliance, and enterprise risk management functions.  His experience includes working with wholesale and retail companies that participate in physical and financial markets in refined products, crude, coal, natural gas, power, propane, and transportation logistics. 

In addition to his corporate responsibilities, Rob served on the Energy and Environmental Markets Advisory Committee of the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission and the MF Global European Creditor’s Committee, as well as conducted extensive advocacy work with the European Union in Brussels, the U.S. Commodities Future Trading Commission, and the United States Government.

Prior to his energy career, Rob taught high school mathematics and coached club and high school soccer, field hockey, and basketball.  He lives in Houston, Texas and enjoys all things outdoors related particularly camping, backpacking, and sailing.

Laurence Kwan

Director, Energy

Sunseap Group

An experienced individual with proven leadership qualities and management styles in both public and private sectors, Laurence is Sunseap Group’s subject matter expert in the areas of electricity and integration to Electricity Market in Singapore and Asia Pacific. He has amassed years of managerial experience in a variety of corporate sectors across a wide industry spectrum. In addition to being a subject matter expert, Laurence also develops and oversees business development strategy, and risk management at the Group level.

Novera Khan

Chief Risk Officer


Uniper Chief Risk Officer since February 2016. Before, Novera has been leading the Market Risk department of Uniper Global Commodities since April 2014 and before that led the Gas, Oil & LNG Risk team. Novera has 20 years of extensive energy market experience in the energy industry and has held various Senior Risk Management positions across multiple markets and companies in the US, UK and Germany.


  • MBA Finance, University of Houston and 
  • Energy Risk Management, Rice University
Diana Leng

Chief Financial Officer

KS Drilling, KS Group

Ms Diana Leng has been with KS Energy since 2007. Prior to her appointment as CFO and Director of KS Drilling Pte Ltd in 2010, Ms Leng was the Director of Treasury of KS Energy Ltd. Ms Leng has over 18 years of executive experience within the Banking and Oil & Gas sectors, with a proven track record in the areas of treasury, corporate finance, mergers and acquisitions, equity and capital market activities, and strategic and corporate support.Ms Leng started her career with a global financial institution from the Netherlands where she gained experience in banking, insurance and asset management internationally. MS Leng holds a Master of Science in International Business from Maastricht University.

Lee Soo Peng


Novatek Gas & Power Asia

As the Treasurer of Novatek Gas & Power Asia for the past 3 years, covering treasury and trade finance of LNG trading in Europe and Asia. Novatek is the largest independent natural gas producer in Russia. Prior to this position, was with Castleton Commodities Merchant Asia Ptd Ltd(CCI) for 4 years, covering treasury operation on all segment of  oil related products trading in Asia. 

Mikal Bøe

Chief Risk Officer and Director

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