IFR Asia ESG Financing Roundtable 2022: Participants

IFR Asia ESG Financing Roundtable 2022
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Harsha Bangari

India Exim Bank

Harsha Bangari is the managing director of Export-Import Bank of India. Prior to this, she was the deputy managing director and chief financial officer of the bank.

Harsha joined India Exim Bank in 1995, and has experience of more than 27 years in the financial sector. Her expertise includes cross-border project financing as well as risk management, client servicing and liability side management. She has more than 14 years of experience in international debt capital markets and international project finance.

Harsha is a Bachelor of Commerce and a chartered accountant.

Daming Cheng

China International Capital Corporation

Daming Cheng is the leading person in CICC’s ESG Investment banking division, working in the ESG office. He is a member of the Business Development Committee of the Investment Banking division of CICC, focusing on providing debt financing services to clients in the domestic and overseas markets.

He is responsible for Panda bond transactions of countries along the “Belt and Road” and is also head of the firm’s fixed income business in China’s mid-western provinces.

Eugene Cheng

Sembcorp Industries

Eugene Cheng oversees Sembcorp group’s finance, strategy, portfolio management and commercial functions. He joined the firm in 2021.

Prior to joining Sembcorp, Eugene was chief corporate officer (CCO) of SATS where he oversaw key business functions such as business development, strategic investments and M&A as well as corporate strategy. He also served as group CCO of IMC Industrial Group.

Eugene also worked as an investment banker with JP Morgan and Citigroup, specialising in M&A advisory, corporate financing and capital raising.

Dafei Huang

China International Capital Corporation

Dafei Huang has 20 years of experience in sustainable development. She has worked extensively in carbon finance, advising in renewable energy, industrial energy efficiency, agriculture, waste management and water treatment.

She joined CICC in 2021 and is responsible for climate finance in FICC. Prior to CICC, Dafei spent 10 years at the International Finance Corporation and World Bank focusing on decarbonisation and green investment. She has been actively engaged in ESG policy dialogue in Asia and China.

Julian Lee Pui-hang

Airport Authority Hong Kong (HKAA)

Julian Lee joined HKAA’s finance team in July 2020, having previously served as a managing director of Everbright Sun Hung Kai. He also worked at Standard Chartered Bank (Hong Kong) and Merrill Lynch (Asia Pacific) in senior management positions in corporate finance and investment banking.

He is a director of Hangzhou Xiaoshan International Airport Co.

Edmund Leong

United Overseas Bank Limited

Edmund Leong is the managing director and head of Group Investment Banking of United Overseas Bank (UOB) where he oversees businesses spanning capital markets, M&A, leveraged finance, project finance and mezzanine capital.

He has more than 22 years of origination and execution experience specialising in capital markets and leveraged finance as well as advisory services across Asia.

Prior to joining UOB in 2015, Edmund led the debt capital markets team at the investment banking arm of an international financial group.

Alvin Yeo


Alvin Yeo has been with UBS for seven years and is currently head of green and sustainable finance, LDCM Asia. He has 10 years of debt capital markets experience having worked with governments, corporates, and financial institutions across Asia on debt financing, perpetual hybrid, and liability management transactions.

At UBS, Alvin is responsible for the origination and execution of ESG-labelled bonds in the region and has led several green, sustainability and sustainability-linked bonds.

Daniel Stanton

Editor of IFR Asia

Daniel Stanton is editor of IFR Asia, based in Singapore. He joined IFR Asia in 2009, since when he has held roles including Asia bond editor and Asia equities editor.

Before joining IFR, Daniel worked for other financial publications in Singapore, Dubai and London.

IFR Asia has a team of reporters and editors in Hong Kong, Singapore, Tokyo, Beijing, Melbourne and Mumbai, covering onshore and offshore capital markets transactions across Asia Pacific.

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