Managing Director,Head of Asia Pacific Economic and Market Analysis at Citigroup
Johanna is a Managing Director, Head of Asia Pacific Economic and Market Analysis at Citigroup. Based in Hong Kong since 2000, she oversees overall economic research, FX and rates strategy across Emerging Asia Region which covers thirteen economies, and recently expanded her coverage to include economics research for developed Asia-Pacific region (Japan, Australia and New Zealand). Previously, Johanna was the Chief Asia Emerging Markets Trading Strategist (Fixed Income, Commodities and Currencies), and the Asia Sovereign Fixed Income Analyst prior to 2009.
The Asset magazine rated Johanna the top economist in the last five years– No. 1 2012 to 2014, 2016 to 2018 (No. 2 in 2015) in the Asia Local Currency Bond Benchmark Review, number 1 for Strategists/ Economists (combined category) for the Asset magazine in 2015, 2016 & 2017 (top 3 in 2012-2013) G3 Bond markets survey, as well as no. 1 Economist in 2006-2011. The Eleonora Survey for EM dedicated Fixed Income investors in Europe also ranked Johanna & team number 1 for the Asia Research in 2017 and 2018, and was top 1-3 rank since 2012. Johanna was a leading member of the Citi team rated No. 1 in fixed-income research by FinanceAsia magazine in 2008, 2007, 2005. FinanceAsia also rated Johanna No. 1 in sovereign credit research for nine consecutive years (2001-2009) and ranked her among the “Best Analysts” across all sectors, including corporate credits (No. 2 in 2010, No. 3 in 2009).
Johanna has a Ph.D. in economics from Harvard University and is a summa cum laude graduate of the University of the Philippines.
Chairman at Portwood Capital Limited
A resident of Hong Kong since 1980, Peter Churchouse has been actively involved in Asian capital markets as a consultant, financial advisor, analyst, strategist, practitioner, investor and funds manager for more than 37 years. Particular focus has been on “hard asset” markets. He spent more than 15 years at Morgan Stanley where he was Managing Director, regional strategist, analyst, and head of research, before establishing a fund investing in Asian real estate and real estate securities.
Prior to joining Morgan Stanley, Peter established and ran a research department and consultancy function for international property consultants, Jones Lang Wootton (now Jones Lang Lasalle) in Hong Kong.
General Manager at Yusen Logistics
Success in managing US and International teams developing transportation services (logistics, ocean transportation services, consolidation, and supply chain visibility), supply chain management and logistics experience, and creating and executing plans to capture key markets and customers in the North American and Asian Markets underscore a successful 34-year career. Offer expertise & leadership in corporate management, key account management; go to market plans, segmentation, leading culturally diverse sales teams, and championing client development initiatives.
Areas of Expertise include:
Executive & Corporate Management - Global Supply Chain Development - Strategic Planning – New Market Penetration – Key Client Relationship Management – Repairing Damaged Client Relationships – Territory Revitalizations – Sales Improvements – Regional and Global Tender Management – General Business Management - Coaching, Segmentation
Founder, Chairman & CEO of Hamilton Advisors Limited
Robert T. Grieves is Founder and Chairman of Hamilton Advisors Limited, a strategic communications firm established in Hong Kong in 2009. Following a career in journalism for The Times (London) and The Economist, both in Beijing, and Time magazine and Forbes, in New York, Robert served in top-tier regional and global communications roles. His communications career includes senior positions at Burson-Marsteller, Head of Marketing and Communications for Merrill Lynch Asia Pacific, Global Head of Communications for The Bank of New York and President, Hong Kong, for Edelman.
Robert is Chairman of the American Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong and a former Chairman (2015-2017) of the Council of Public Relations Firms of Hong Kong. He has lectured at Tsinghua University in Beijing, at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, at the Wilson Center in Washington, D.C., and in Nanjing as a speaker at the Hong Kong Trade Development Council conference on Chinese brands.
Robert graduated from Hamilton College magna cum laude with a B.A. in British literature and East Asian history, and was elected to Phi Beta Kappa. He received his M.S. in journalism from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism and a concurrent certificate from Columbia’s East Asian Institute.