Tara Joseph President at The American Chamber of Commerce in HK Tara Joseph President at The American Chamber of Commerce in HK
Tara Joseph has been president of AmCham Hong Kong since February 2017. She is charged with overall responsibility for leadership and operations of one of the most influential NGO business organizations in the Asia Pacific, with a mission to foster commerce among the United States, Hong Kong and mainland China. Tara has more than 15 years’ experience working in Asia, covering top economic and political stories as a foreign correspondent for Reuters. In her 22 years as journalist, she has reported on hundreds of the world’s most important and high profile news stories including Russia’s financial crisis, Myanmar’s emergence from virtual isolation, China's rise on the world stage and the Beijing Olympics to name a few. As a TV reporter and presenter, she has interviewed Fortune 500 CEO’s and government officials across the globe. Earlier in her career, Tara was the editor and main presenter of Reuters Financial Television based in London, and covered emerging markets and G7 economic issues. Tara is a graduate of the Columbia University School of Journalism, and Smith College in the United States. She has twice served as President of the Hong Kong Foreign Correspondents’ Club in Hong Kong, one of the world’s largest press clubs.
Tatman R. Savio Partner/ Regulatory Lawyer at Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld Tatman R. Savio Partner/ Regulatory Lawyer at Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld
Tatman R. Savio is a partner with Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP (a limited liability partnership registered under the laws of Texas, U.S.A.) and a registered foreign lawyer in the firm's Hong Kong office.
She counsels clients on U.S. law and policy affecting international trade and business, including export control laws, sanctions programs, customs laws, anticorruption laws, anti-money laundering laws, antiboycott regulations and foreign investment in the United States. Prior to joining Akin Gump, Ms. Savio clerked for the Honorable Lawrence E. Meyers of the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals. She also served as a summer law clerk on the House Committee on Homeland Security and worked as an intelligence analyst at the National Security Agency. Ms. Savio received her B.A. with highest distinction in political and social thought in 2000 from the University of Virginia, where she was an Echols Scholar and was elected to Phi Beta Kappa. She received her J.D. with honors in 2005 from the University of Texas School of Law, where she served on the Texas International Law Journal and represented clients though the law school’s Capital Punishment Clinic. James Quinnild Financial Services Consulting Leader for Asia-Pacific at PricewaterhouseCoopers Ltd James Quinnild Financial Services Consulting Leader for Asia-Pacific at PricewaterhouseCoopers Ltd
James Quinnild is the Financial Services Consulting Leader for Asia Pacific based in Hong Kong. James joined PwC in 1992, serving in our Minneapolis office before moving to Tokyo in 2007 as FS Consulting Leader and Hong Kong in 2012 as Chief Operating Officer; gaining significant experience building and transforming Consulting businesses in the US, Japan and currently in China/Hong Kong.
James also has extensive experience driving large multi-disciplinary engagements and relationships at some of our most important Financial Services clients including ABN-AMRO, American Express, Aozora Bank, Bank of China, Bank of New York Mellon, Citi, Credit Suisse, Deutsche Bank, HSBC, Morgan Stanley, Nomura, RBS/Coutts and UBS. James has over 23 years of client service experience working in leading multinational organisations on large, complex and time sensitive projects in the areas of Strategy, Technology, Governance, Risk & Regulatory Compliance. Gautam Verma Head of Market Development, Enterprise Capabilities, Asia at Thomson Reuters Gautam Verma Head of Market Development, Enterprise Capabilities, Asia at Thomson Reuters
Gautam Verma began his career in data management for global markets in the United States with Reuters based in New York, focusing on financial services customers. His experiences in the US markets built his exposure to complex customer needs and the solutions that could address their challenges. During a time of bull and bear markets, Gautam developed an interest in the impact of real-time data, latency, and the expertise on trading decisions with banks and brokers. In 2009, Gautam relocated to the dynamic markets of Asia, initially in Japan where market data solutions were fuelling expansion of trade across asset classes and within Asia-Pacific. He moved to Hong Kong in 2010 to be part of the growing market for cross-border, cross-asset trading that defines Hong Kong’s place as a financial centre.
In his role at Thomson Reuters, Gautam analyses the market across the breadth of the Asia-Pacific and Japan regions developing the business for real time and non real-time market data and analytics solutions that help clients optimize decision making and operations with comprehensive cross asset data solutions and deployment models. His remit includes market research, market development, technology innovation and launch to support customers requiring enterprise-grade solutions for information, data, technology and expertise. Gautam studied Finance at Bryant University, Rhode Island, United States and lives in Hong Kong where he completed his MBA from Manchester Business School. Ross Feingold Senior Advisor at DC International Advisory Ross Feingold Senior Advisor at DC International Advisory
Ross Feingold has extensive experience with international finance, regulatory, and policy issues.
Prior to joining DC International Advisory as a Senior Advisor, Mr. Feingold worked in Hong Kong for The Royal Bank of Scotland supporting its Asia Sale Program, where he advised on the bank's disposal of investment, small and medium enterprise, and consumer banking franchises comprising billions of dollars in assets. He was also the project manager for the bank's opening of a new office in Taiwan.