ICI Global Leadership
ICI Global Leadership
Alexa Lam is chief executive of Asia-Pacific for ICI Global. She previously was professor of legal practices at the University of Hong Kong, where she continues to be a visiting professor. Lam was a longtime official at the Hong Kong Securities and Futures Commission (SFC), where she most recently served as deputy CEO and executive director for investment products, international, and China. She actively promoted financial cooperation between Hong Kong and China on capital market opening, new reform policies, and cross-border market innovations, including the Renminbi Qualified Foreign Institutional Investors (RQFII) and Mutual Recognition of Funds programs. Lam has 20 years of experience in corporate and commercial law practice in Hong Kong, Chicago, and New York, and holds law degrees from the University of Hong Kong (UHK) and the London School of Economics.
Jennifer S. Choi
Jennifer S. Choi is chief counsel of ICI Global and is responsible for leading the Institute’s global policy work on cross-border legal and regulatory matters affecting ICI and its members. Choi has held various international roles within ICI, including associate general counsel for global capital markets policy and associate counsel for international policy. In addition to her role at ICI, she serves as an adjunct professor of law at American University’s Washington College of Law, teaching regulation of mutual funds and investment advisers. Earlier in her career, Choi worked in an international policy role at the Investment Adviser Association. From 1995 to 1999, she held various positions at the US Securities and Exchange Commission, including assistant director in the Division of Investment Management and special counsel in the Division of Market Regulation (now the Division of Trading and Markets). At the SEC, she also received the Martha Platt Award for dedication, excellence, and integrity. Choi graduated from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania with a BS in economics, cum laude, and from the National Law Center at George Washington University, with highest honors.
ICI Global Staff
Lisa Cheng is a research analyst at ICI Global Asia-Pacific, working on APAC policy issues that affect the fund industry, with a special emphasis on China. She also works on ESG-related policy issues that affect regulated funds and their managers at the international level, as well as in Europe and Asia. Before joining ICI Global, Cheng was a researcher at Asian Private Banker, where she designed and developed an online research platform for fund selection in Asia. Additionally, she led a research project on Singapore’s role as an offshore wealth hub and produced market sentiment analysis studies every quarter. Cheng holds a bachelor’s degree in economics and finance from the University of Hong Kong and an MSc in fintech and financial analytics from Hong Kong Baptist University.
Anna Driggs is director and associate chief counsel with ICI Global in London, working on policy issues that affect the fund industry, including sustainable finance and retirement savings. Previously, she led the Investment Company Institute’s global retirement savings initiatives from Washington, DC, facilitating a global dialogue around ageing, the retirement system design, and the role that mutual funds can play in long-term saving. Before joining the Institute in 2007, Driggs worked in private law practice. She has an EMBA from Oxford Saїd Business School, a JD, with honors, from the University of Washington School of Law, and a BA, magna cum laude, from Gonzaga University. She also studied at the Linguistical University in Nizhny Novgorod, Russia.
Irene Leung is the regional lead of member relations and research at ICI Global Asia-Pacific. Leung joined ICI Global from Hamon Investment Group in Hong Kong, where she worked as a financial analyst covering the Asia-Pacific ex-Japan equities markets. In her role, Leung conducted research on companies, industry sectors, market trends, and economic analysis to support stock selection and asset allocation decisions. Before Hamon, Leung worked for four years at Citibank Global Consumer Group in many departments, including retail branch, marketing, operations, and technology. Leung received a bachelor of commerce degree from the University of British Columbia and an MBA from the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology. She is a CFA charterholder.
Eva M. Mykolenko
Eva M. Mykolenko is associate chief counsel, securities regulation with the Investment Company Institute and ICI Global. Mykolenko advocates on behalf of US and global, regulated funds and their investors to securities regulators and multinational organizations in the United States and abroad. She started with the Institute in 2008 after more than eight years in private practice at Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP and Shearman & Sterling LLP. While in private practice, Mykolenko advised mutual fund, hedge fund, and investment adviser clients on a variety of compliance, regulatory, and transactional matters. Mykolenko received her undergraduate degree from the University of Michigan and her law degree from the University of Michigan Law School.
Giles Swan is director of global funds policy at ICI Global. Swan joined ICI Global from the Financial Services Authority (FSA) as a technical specialist on the collective investment schemes policy team. Swan led negotiations for the FSA in the Council of Ministers and the European Parliament on the Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive, and chaired an ESMA task force developing the directive’s implementing measures. Additionally, he represented the FSA in ESMA’s Investment Management Standing Committee. Swan moved to the FSA in 2005 after beginning his career in the European mutual funds sector. Swan holds a BA, first class, from London Guildhall University and an MSc in finance and investment from CASS Business School.