Irene Liu

Irene Liu

She is a trained accountant, headed the finance and regulatory practices in multiple banks, was a Big 4 Regional Lead Partner leading multiple regional regulatory projects. She also supported a digital bank in setting up an integrated reporting solution, is a lecturer and also the Board chairman of a charity.

What makes you a Risky Woman?

Irene has taken on many facades to her role in the risk and regulatory space over the years, including being a banking finance and regulatory practitioner, consultant, lecturer, and thought leader, and pushing the boundaries to combine data and technology with risk and regulatory work.

Name your top 3 achievements

  1. Partner in the winning team of Best Risk Consulting Firm of the Year
  2. Most read contributed thought leadership article on "Impact of MAS Guidelines on Individual Accountability on Data Governance" in Regulation Asia
  3. Winner of the Top 100 Global Data Power Women

What is the biggest risk you’ve taken in your career?

Taking on a total mid career switch from being a seasoned industry practitioner to being a consultant, and not knowing if that would fit. But she still took the courage to take the plunge, backed by sheer determination and hard work.

What’s something most people don’t know about you?

Irene did rhythmic gymnastics when she was in school. It trained discipline, flexibility and courage to do the drills, and with beautiful outcomes.

What is the best quality for successful leaders in Risk?

A good understanding the requirements, a good sense of business needs, a level-headedness on how to deliver pragmatic outcomes and how to leverage innovation to make risk and regulatory processes cost-effective and sustainable.


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