I am a commercial banker specialising in insolvency and with nearly thirty years experience in credit, portfolio risk management, lending and problem loans management, including more than 20 years as a development banker in the Asia-Pacific region.
I am also an experienced and internationally recognised writer and presenter of credit, lending and problem loans management training seminars, and an author of 3 books on problem loans and financial literacy. For more than 20 years, I have designed, written and presented a large number of training programs (listed in “Training Experience and Courses”). I have presented these in more than 15 countries in the Asia-Pacific region, and in about 5 countries in the Middle East. It is increasingly apparent that the emerging markets of the Middle East & North Africa (‘MENA’) region and the Central Asian Republics are at a stage of development where they require financial markets training at the level that I have been presenting in the Asia-Pacific region.
I have a demonstrable track record of identifying and implementing recovery strategies for complex non-performing investments and loans in Australia and across Asia. I am experienced in conducting due diligence assignments, high-level problem resolution negotiations and team building in credit and portfolio risk management. I also have experience as a bank mediator for resolution of complex non-performing loan negotiations. I act as a mentor for less experienced finance sector professionals
Management of non-performing investments and loans in Asia-Pacific
Consulting in development banking, corporate and commercial credit
and risk management
Financial markets training programs
Non-executive director or Commissioner
Examples of Assignments Performed
Acting Program Manager (relieving) South Asia Enterprise Development Facility, focussing on assisting banks in Bangladesh, Nepal, Bhutan & North East India to enhance the flow of credit to Small & Medium Enterprises (SMEs)
- Stabilised team after 6 months with no Manager
- Introduced new SEDF TA strategies and programs in Bhutan & NEI
- Initiated a new micro-equity product in NEI
- Initiated a range of new cross-team financing products in Bangladesh & Bhutan, including bailment, project financing of dye plant effluent, lending secured by receivables & inventory and yarn wholesale syndication
- Drafted Anti-Money Laundering guidelines for SEDF
Wrote a credit manual for a non-conforming mortgage lender
Wrote and presented a new financial analysis training programme
target at emerging markets in Eastern & Central Europe. To date,
versions of this course have been presented in Oman, UAE, Italy
Prepared recommendations for Asian Development Bank and (UK)
Department for International Development for (a) reducing Nepal
SOEs contingent liabilities and (b) strengthening Nepal SOEs' reporting
to Ministry of Finance. This is the latest assignment under the
on-going programme for privatisation of SOEs in Nepal.
Wrote and presented a three-day seminar "Advanced Credit",
presented on behalf of IFC and Banca Intesa to Nanjing City Commercial
Bank (March 2004).
Conducted an evaluation of progress achieved by His Majesty's
Government of Nepal in implementing a privatisation programme in
Nepal, on behalf of Asian Development Bank and (UK) Department for
International Development (refer ix. below) (February-March 2004).
Undertook a due diligence review of a bank in the Pacific
for the South Pacific Project facility of International Finance
Corporation (June 2003).
Developed, wrote and presented (6 times to date) a one-day
introduction to credit program for staff of a major Australian bank.
Wrote the Corporate Finance module for a securities industry
training program for the Hong Kong Securities Institute.
Consulted to Asian Development Bank on privatization of State-Owned
Enterprises (SOEs) in Nepal. I was selected for this assignment
specifically because a significant number of these SOEs will require
extensive restructuring before they can be sold. This project was
terminated in November 2002 following (a) civil unrest and other
governance-related factors in Nepal, and (b) my recommendation for
the strengthening of institutional capacity for privatization in
Advised Deutsche Investitions- und Entwicklungsgesellschaft
mbH (DEG) in negotiations leading to payout of problem loan in Indonesia.
Contractor and Team leader on AusAID project in PRC, developing
credit manuals for, and strengthening prudential supervision of
Rural Credit Cooperatives.
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