PhD, Senior Vice President, Celent
Dr. Neil Katkov is the Senior Vice President of Celent's Asia Research group. His areas of expertise include the Asian financial services industry, financial services distribution channels, and compliance issues including anti-money laundering and business continuity planning. Dr. Katkov produces Celent's popular reports on IT spending trends in the Asian banking, securities, and insurance industries. He regularly advises leading financial institutions and technology vendors on their business, technology, and compliance strategies. Before joining Celent, Dr. Katkov was responsible for corporate communications for Tokyo-based Softbank. In this capacity, he helped define the firm's business and marketing strategies. Previously, Dr. Katkov worked in the equity research department of Salomon Brothers Asia Limited. He holds a BA from the University of California at Berkeley and MA and PhD degrees from Harvard University. He is fluent in English, Japanese, and Chinese.