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SME Banking & Financing tackled strategies to drive SME development

Top experts and major players from the industry shared ways to create sustainability in SMEs.

In a news release, Marcus Evans reported the success of SME Banking & Financing held on 14-15 June 2012 in Kuala Lumpur. The event gathered industry experts and key players to discuss key topics to enhance innovative and dynamic financial architecture to rebalance growth and opportunities to support a sustainable SME development.

Steven Miller, Executive Vice President, Head of SME Banking of Alliance Bank Malaysia Berhad, who was one of the key speakers at the conference delved into the topic of using consumer portfolio management techniques to drive “lifecycle” management for SMEs. He further remarked that this is essential if an SME is to tap into its growth and innovation potential.

Other top speakers who presented at this conference were Nilanjan Ray, Senior Vice President & Head - SME, Bullion & Exchange House Segments of Abu Dhabi Commercial Bank, UAE; Aditya Gahlaut, Head of Business Banking of HSBC India; Jayantha Roy, Senior Vice President, Head of SME Banking of DBS Indonesia; Sanjay Agrawal, Senior President and Business Head – Business Banking of YES BANK Ltd, India; Rohit Garg, Head of Small and Micro Businesses of Mashreq Bank, UAE; Nathapol Sukhum, Senior Vice President Department Head-Medium SME Segment Management of KASIKORNBANK PCL, Thailand; Jamie M. Nasol, SVP and Head, Cash Management Services of Banco De Oro, Philippines; Satyajeet Roy, Director of Commercial Banking for UAE, Bahrain and NPC Countries of Citibank UAE; Pitinapa Rakchaiwan, Senior Architect, Customer Experience, Architecture Management, Group Technology and Operations of Standard Chartered Singapore; Ms Arlene S. Orencia, Head of Projects and Programs of Association of Development Financing Institution in Asia and the Pacific (ADFIAP), Philippines; and Mahdi Mohd Arifin Deputy Chief Executive Officer for Coordination and Development of SME Corporation Malaysia.

This event is supported by SME Corporation Malaysia, Association of Credit Management Malaysia, SME Magazine,, Business Today, Small Business Banking Network, Infobank, Asian Banking & Finance and The Emerging Finance.

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