Bénédicte N. Nolens

Bénédicte N. Nolens

Senior Director, Head of Risk and Strategy

Hong Kong Securities and Futures Commission

Bénédicte Nolens is senior director and head of risk and strategy of the Hong Kong Securities and Futures Commission (SFC). Ms Nolens joined the SFC in 2012 to establish a new, centralised unit, overseeing risk identification and related strategic planning. As of March 2016, she also established the Fintech Contact Point of the SFC.

Over her tenure at the SFC, she was appointed as a member of the Financial Stability Board Market Experts Group on Asset Management; as a member of the Hong Kong Financial Service and Treasury Bureau Steering Group on Fintech; as the vice chair of the International Organisation of Securities Commissions Committee (IOSCO) on Emerging Risks; and as the coChair of the IOSCO-CPMI Committee on Digital Innovation. She has published and co-authored a series of papers in those capacities and on these topics.

Before joining the SFC, Ms Nolens was a managing director at Credit Suisse and an executive director at Goldman Sachs. She holds an LLM and MBA (high honours) and was admitted to the New York State Bar in 1998. In January 2016, Ms Nolens was a recipient of the China Daily Asian Women Leadership Award at the Asia Financial Forum, recognising women who are agents of change in their societies and role models in entrepreneurship, innovation, charity and the empowerment of women.

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