Brett Hemsley

Brett Hemsley is Global Analytical Head for Fitch Ratings. He is based in New York, and oversees ratings and research globally for all sectors.

Previously, Mr. Hemsley was Head of Asia Pacific for Fitch Group and led five separate businesses in the region: Fitch Ratings, Korea Ratings, eCredible, China Lianhe Credit Rating, and India Ratings & Research.

Before this, he was Head of Financial Institution Ratings in Asia Pacific for Fitch, and he served as Country Head of Fitch Ratings Japan. Mr. Hemsley joined Fitch in 2001 during Japan's financial crisis as an analyst of Japanese banks and insurance companies.

In the past Mr. Hemsley also worked on the sell side and in corporate banking in various financial institutions in both the City of London and Tokyo. He graduated with a BSc. in Physics from the University of St. Andrews and subsequently earned a MSc. in Financial Economics from the University of London.


Kwong Li is Head of Greater China and Head of Business Operation, Asia-Pacific.

In November 2008, Kwong was appointed Head of Fitch China and CEO of Lianhe (a Sino-UK JV owned by Fitch) where he looked after both Fitch’s on-shore and off-shore businesses in China. In August 2014, Kwong was appointed Head of Business Operations, Asia Pacific where he looked after all of Fitch’s operations in Asia Pacific. At the same time, Kwong was promoted to Head of Greater China which included China, Hong Kong and Taiwan.

Kwong has over 28 years of experience in the financial services industries.

Kwong holds a BS in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the Johns Hopkins University. Kwong also received his M.B.A. from Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey.

Robert Pavrey

Robert Pavrey is an alternate Director to Mr. Kwong Li. He is a Fellow member of the Institute of Company Secretaries of India since 1989. He launched his independent practice under the name Robert Pavrey & Associates in November 1991.

He holds a Masters degree in Commerce and LL.B. (G) from Mumbai University. He has been associated with leading corporate houses for the past three decades.

His areas of expertise include Company Law, Foreign Exchange Regulations and Securities Laws. Mr. Pavrey is a regular speaker at various fora on corporate laws.

Rohit Karan Sawhney

Rohit joined the Fitch Group in 2017 as Managing Director & CEO of India Ratings & Research Ltd. Rohit is also a member of The Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) National Committee on Financial Markets and a member of the CII National Committee for Non Bank Financial Companies (NBFC’s).

Rohit has almost 30 years of experience in the financial services industry. Rohit joined India Ratings from The Royal Bank of Scotland where he was most recently the Managing Director & Regional Head of Global Transaction Services, Asia Pacific. Prior to The Royal Bank of Scotland, Rohit also worked at ABN AMRO Bank and ANZ Grindlays Bank in various roles across client segments, sectors advisory, branch management, products & business risk.

Rohit holds a B.A. (Honours) Economics and a M.A. Economics from The University of Delhi, India

Peter Evans

Peter Evans is Controller for the International Operations of the Fitch Group, covering the EMEA and Asia Pacific regions.  He is based in London and oversees all aspects of the Group’s financial responsibilities in those regions, including statutory, management and regulatory reporting.

Mr Evans joined Fitch in 2003 having previously worked as Finance Director for an international group of insurance brokers and in audit, tax and advisory roles for international accounting firms, including 8 years at KPMG.  He is a fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of England & Wales and has a BSc in Mathematics and Economics from the University of York.