FinTech Ecosystem Development Platform (FEDP)

Mr Ronald Young

Head of Sustainable Finance Asia, Global Banking and Advisory, Societe Generale

Ronald is Head of Sustainable Finance for Asia at Societe Generale based in Hong Kong. He is in charge of the origination and structuring of sustainable finance transactions and the development of innovative impact finance solutions across North Asia, Southeast Asia and South Asia.

Ronald has completed numerous landmark Green, Social, Sustainability and Sustainability-Linked financing deals across various sectors and asset classes in the region, including several first-of-its-kind transactions. In addition, he has also been actively involved in the development of innovative solutions to scale-up new business models that would deliver positive environmental and social impact.

He has been contributing to the advances of the sustainable finance market standards in Asia and globally, participating actively in various working groups of the loan and bond associations. In addition, Ronald has been an active contributor of the development of taxonomies in key jurisdictions in Asia.

Ronald has more than 16 years of structured finance and principal investing experience in the Renewable Energy, Infrastructure and Natural Resources sectors across Asia Pacific, Europe and the Americas. Prior to his current role, Ronald was a senior member of Societe Generale’s Energy Finance and Advisory team in the region.

Ronald graduated from the University of Pennsylvania’s Management & Technology Dual Degree Program, with a Bachelor in Economics (in Finance) from the Wharton School and a Bachelor in Civil Engineering from the School of Engineering and Applied Science. He holds a Master of Business Law and the Certificate in ESG Investing, and is a CFA Charterholder.