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There is no doubt that COVID-19 has impacted the world in multiple ways and almost every country entered into some sort of lockdown closing their border. There is still not a complete picture of the consequences of this lockdown, however, it is no secret that multiple sectors have been hit by it. Trade and supply chains have been highly affected both globally but also regionally. As Asia experienced the start of the pandemic before any part of the world, it has also experienced the aftermath of lockdowns for a longer period of time compared to Western Europe. 

BNP Paribas brings us some exciting insights with their Q1 & Q2 results, the effects of COVID-19 on their sector and what their expectations for the rest of 2020. Especially for an audience focussed on regional trade, this webinar will include a panel discussion, with panelists from Control Risks and Landmark Public Affairs – giving us a wider perspective on COVID 19 impact on the region. 

The presentation from BNP Paribas will be covering the following

  • How are the economies in South East Asia coping with the COVID19 situation from a trade and economic point of view
  • Economic outlook for South East Asia for H2 2020 and beyond
  • What is the impact for Multinational Corporates in APAC of COVID19 and how are they coping with the economic headwinds



8.30 am: Welcome

  • Mr. Federico Donato – President of EuroCham

8.40 am: Introduction

  • Mr. Domenico Ferrari – EuroCham Chair of the Regional Trade Committee

8.50 am: Presentation

  • Dr. Arup Raha – Head of ASEAN Economics, Global Markets Asia Pacific, BNP Paribas

9.10 am: Presentation

  • Mr. Jeroen de Vries – Director (Regional Relationship Manager) Multinational Corporate Coverage, BNP Paribas

9.20 am

    • Panel discussion and Q&A



Dr. Arup Raha
Head of ASEAN Economics, Global Markets Asia Pacific 
BNP Paribas

Dr. Arup Raha leads BNP Paribas’ ASEAN Economics research with a particular focus on Indonesia, Thailand and Malaysia. Based in Singapore, Arup works closely with the sales teams to establish BNP Paribas’ Macro Research offering as a key distinguisher to global and regional clients. Additionally, he collaborates with FX and rates strategists to identify market opportunities and maximise the commercial impact of research. 

Arup has close to two decades of experience in the ASEAN region. He began his career as an economist with the World Bank and most recently served as Group Chief Economist for the RHB Research Institute. Arup has previously been the Chief Economist for Asia for global banks such as HSBC, UBS and Citibank. Arup has been ranked by clients across asset classes in surveys conducted by publications such as Institutional Investor, Asia money and The Asset.

Arup holds a PhD in Economics from Vanderbilt University in the United States. He also has a Master of Arts from the Delhi School of Economics and a Bachelor of Arts with Honours in Economics from St Stephen’s College, New Delhi, India.


Jeroen de Vries
Director (Regional Relationship Manager) Multinational Corporate Coverage
BNP Paribas

Jeroen de Vries is a Senior Banker in the Multinational Corporate Coverage team in Singapore, covering Multinational Corporate Clients across APAC and he is based in Singapore since 2016. BNP Paribas in APAC is active in 12 markets across APAC and Multinational Corporate Clients are at the heart its APAC strategy. Prior to being based in Singapore Jeroen held various Corporate Coverage positions with BNP Paribas in Amsterdam, the Netherlands.

Jeroen holds a Msc International Finance from University of Amsterdam, the Netherland and a Bac Business Administration from Hanze University Groningen, the Netherlands



Dane Chamorro
Control Risks

Dane Chamorro is a Partner in Control Risks Asia Pacific business and has more than 25 years’ experience in the region. A former US diplomat, Dane was most recently Managing Partner for the Southeast Asia business and previously Director of Global Risk Analysis for the Asia Pacific region and Managing Director of the company’s North Asia business, encompassing Greater China, Korea and Mongolia.

Specialising in business intelligence, Dane regularly advises strategic investors and private equity firms on political and partner risks, corporate governance and high-profile business disputes. He is a frequent speaker at international conferences on China and Asian politics, governance and investment, and a regular commentator on CNBC, Bloomberg News, BBC, Channel NewsAsia and radio and print media.

Dane has a degree in international finance from Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service and completed graduate research on comparative Asian political-economy and security issues at the University of California. He is an honours graduate of the US Army Intelligence School, speaks Mandarin Chinese and is a Certified Fraud Examiner and licensed investigator in Singapore. Dane is also a member of the Pacific Council on International Policy.

Daryl SIM
Account Manager
Landmark Public Affairs

Daryl Sim’s Public Affairs expertise includes advising and leading client projects on strategy, stakeholder identification and engagement, risk mapping, issue monitoring and policy research. Working in support of several trade associations’ strategic planning and programme implementation, he helps to bring the voice of businesses across multiple sectors and interests to stakeholders across the Asia Pacific region. Mr. Sim’s sectoral experience includes digital platforms, e-Commerce, pharmaceuticals, healthcare, logistics, travel, tourism, food, agriculture and the resources sector. Prior to joining Landmark, he worked with the US-ASEAN Business Council and United Parcel Service (UPS), the global express delivery service company.



Domenico Ferrari
Counsel for Trading and Shipping, Global LNG
BP Singapore

Domenico Ferrari is the Chairman of the Regional Trade Committee of EuroCham Singapore.
He is a dual qualified (England and Italy) project finance and international trade lawyer with significant experience in frontier markets in Asia, he is currently Counsel for Trading and Shipping, Global LNG at bp, a leading international energy company.

Mr. Ferrari was a Director (2014-2019) and Vice President (2016-2019) of the Italian Chamber of
Commerce in Singapore.

He holds a Juris Doctor (JD) degree from LUISS University (Italy), a Master of Laws (LL.M.) from the New
York University (USA) and a Master of Laws (LL.M.) from the National University of Singapore


Kindly note that there are limited seats available, registration is binding and payment is non-refundable. The organisers reserve the right to change the programme content without giving prior notification or any reasons thereof.

There are limited complimentary tickets and these tickets are only for students of partnering universities; NUS, NTU, SMU, EDHEC, ESSEC & INSEAD. 
To qualify for student pricing please observe the following:
Registrations need to be made with a university-issued email address from a partnering institution (mentioned above).
Please include your major or programme under “role”.
Please include your institution under “company”.
Select “Student” ticket. 
In the event that the limited tickets are fully utilised, we will not entertain personal requests.