2018 Tsinghua-UNSW Beijing Keynote Speech

CIBEL was pleased to have held its annual Keynote Speech on 11 September 2018.

Held in Beijing, in conjunction with Tsinghua University, this year's topic was "The Practice and Challenges of New Finance", presented by Mr. NIE Zhengjun, Chief Privacy Officer of Ant Financial.

Mr. NIE explored cases of Ant Financial's new finance and how they differed from traditional finance, along with the challenges of dealing with RegTech and data protection.

The keynote speech was followed by a panel discussion, that was chaired by Professor George Williams, Dean, UNSW Law. Panellists included:
Mr. NIE Zhengjun (Chief Privacy Officer of Ant Financial)
Professor ZHU Ciyun (Tsinghua University School of Law)
Mr. James Gong (Senior Associate at Herbert Smith Freehills)
Associate Professor Heng Wang (UNSW Law CIBEL Co-Director)
Mr. David Tonkin (Chief Counsel Legal, Procurement & Fraud, Australian Trade and Investment Commission (Austrade))
Professor TANG Xin (Tsinghua University School of Law)

Biography of Mr. NIE Zhengjun

Mr. NIE, Zhengjun graduated from Zhongnan University of Economics and Law in 2002. Before joining Ant Financial Service Group in 2011, he accumulated extensive experience in private practice, financial institutes and listed companies respectively. In Ant Financial Group, he has led legal and compliance teams for several business units, including Alipay Wallet, Ant Micro-Loan, Sesame Credit and Ant Fortune. Due to the company's higher appreciation of the privacy protection, Mr. Nie was appointed to be the Chief Privacy Officer of Ant Financial Group in 2017. Since then, he has worked to establish the group's privacy office and is responsible for forming and implementing Ant Financial Group's global strategy of privacy protection. Mr. Nie is invited to be adjunct professors by a few universities. He is also listed as an arbitrator with the China International Economic and Trade Arbitration Commission ("CIETAC").