At GPS-Asia 2018, deep-dive with us into the following topics:
- Open API/ Open Banking/ PSD-2 Europe’s Lessons Learned
- GDPR impact on Payment Services
- Regulatory Reform / RegTech
- ASEAN Payments Gateway Reality Check
- Real Time Payments
- e-Commerce / Mobile Payments
- AI Impact on Financial Industry
- Digital ID
Our speakers are industry leaders and topic experts who bring along an exciting range of experience. If you are interested in speaking at the Global Payment Summit, please contact Mr. Gonzalo Santamaria, email@example.com
Senior Director, Tencent Fin-Tech Group
Wendy Sun is the Sr. Director of Tencent Fin-Tech Group. She leads the strategy partnership development, key account management in overseas payment markets. She and her team are devoting to bringing Tencent’s FinTech experience and solution to partners worldwide. Wendy also look after the international expansion and in-depth partnership opportunities for Tencent.
Prior to joining Tencent, Wendy served as the Head of Business Development for Grab Pay. She oversaw business strategy planning and generated Go-To-Market plan for 8 markets across Southeast Asia. She also built up and led the merchant develop team for SG, MY, ID markets, and secured the KA merchants across the region.
Prior to Grab, Wendy served as Head of Business Development for Alipay International Business in the SEA region, with a focus on SEA Business Development. In this role, Wendy was responsible for developing innovative and localized payment products and services catering to consumers in the APAC region by working with strategic partners.
Wendy holds a master’s degree in economics from Fudan University. She also serves as honorary advisor (strategic partnerships) for AI Singapore.
Founder & CEO, MyMy
Joe McGuire is the Founder and CEO of emerging Malaysian Fintech MyMy. This is Joe's second fintech after Airwallex, a Sequoia and Tencent backed business who recently raised a B round of US$80 million. A recognised leader with 10 years of experience in the financial sector, he has developed a broad set of skills across sales leadership, capital raising and financial regulation. Prior to joining Airwallex, Joe was the youngest State Manager for Australia's largest bank CBA, an area covering roughly 30% of Australia's population. Outside of his core role he is the head of fintech mentoring at Australia's YBF incubator and regular commentator on all things Fintech.
Partner and Head of Retail & Business Banking, APR
Duncan is a Partner in the Retail & Business Banking Practice of Oliver Wyman based in Singapore and has worked extensively with banks, fintechs and Private Equity firms in the region on a range of retail payments topics. His career combines consulting experience, leadership roles in strategy at an international bank, and line management experience in running retail banking businesses in Asia and Africa. Duncan moved to Asia in 1999 and has been based in Singapore, Hong Kong and Japan, and has worked extensively across SE Asia, Greater China and South Asia.
Senior Portfolio Management Specialist, South Asia Department, ADB
Mayumi specializes in financial inclusion, microfinance, SME finance, microinsurance, remittances and payment systems, banks and financial sector reform, and disaster risk finance. Prior to ADB, she worked for the UN International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD).
Vice President, Digital Sales & Director, Gemalto
Michael Zerelli is currently the Vice President Digital Sales, Asia Pacific at Gemalto. He is in charge of driving and delivering Banking and Payments innovation for financial institutions in the region.
Previously, Michael is the head of telecom & Banking for Oceania and Director of Gemalto Australia. Heading a team across Sydney and Melbourne, he is in charge of managing and supporting Gemalto’s telecommunication & banking customers and partners in the region.
Prior to this role, Michael was Head of Telecom Solutions Sales for South Asia and Oceania and was based in Singapore. He has been with Gemalto for more than 15 years and has held various management positions within the company and SchlumbergerSema in Asia.
Michael holds a Masters Degree in Engineering from Conservatoire National des Arts et Métiers in France.
Founder, Schulte Research
Paul Schulte is founder of Schulte Research, set up in 2012 researching financial institutions and financial technology. He has spent 3 decades in research on financials. He has worked for all 3 branches of US government, including the NSC at the White House. He currently teaches in 3 universities, has written 3 books and authored hundreds of articles. He has worked for the Number 1 investment bank from US, UK, Japan, China & Switzerland starting in 1990. He has taught on 4 continents. His focus is technological change in banks & insurance. He has been a source for the WSJ, NYT, Bloomberg, Nikkei, FT, Economist, Barron’s and Forbes. His clients include some of the largest sovereign, pension, mutual and hedge funds globally.
IFAA Marketing Director / Security Operations Advisor, Ant Financial
Qingyu Yao joined Ant’s Security and Risk Management Department in 2016. He is responsible for IFAA (Internet Finance Authentication Alliance) Marketing and Project Management, focusing on establishing industry standards of Network Identity Authentication in biometrics, intelligent devices and IoT.
Prior to joining Ant Financial, Mr. Yao had almost 10 years’ experience in business and marketing management at Leopard Imaging in Silicon Valley. Mr. Yao holds an MBA degree and PMP certification.
Regional Head of Payment Products, Global Liquidity and Cash Management Asia, HSBC
Nick is in his 15th year as a transaction banker, all spent with HSBC in Malaysia and Hong Kong. He joined HSBC in Malaysia as a graduate trainee, and went through a variety of roles within Sales, Strategy, Business Management, Product and country management. During his time in Malaysia, he led several initiatives within the firm, including partnering with a host of government agencies to promote Malaysia as a regional finance hub. In his current Hong-Kong based role as Regional Head of Payment Products, he is responsible for HSBC's Payments strategy and execution across 18 Asian markets. These include deploying innovative propositions, evaluating fintech and vendor partnerships, streamlining existing products and processes, as well as a rigorous focus on risk management. Nick is passionate about employing technology to solve client problems, and feels blessed to be in the Payments space during this pivotal moment for the industry. He holds a Bachelor of Information Systems from the University of Melbourne, and a CertICM (Distinction) from the Association of Corporate Treasurers UK. He is also active in the Hong Kong Fintech Association’s Payments committee.
Founder and CEO of NOVARION.systems
George Gesek is the founder and CEO of NOVARION.systems, the high performance computer maker, who wants to create the first commercially successful Quantum Computer within the next decade.
After his studies of physics at the Technical University of Vienna, Gesek entered the ICT industry to foster the beginning merge of computer and quantum science.
This milestone of humanity seems to be reached now with the state of the art production techniques in the nanometer realm.
Malaysia General Manager, SuperCharger FinTech Accelerator
As an avid technologist and recognised in Forbes Asia's first 30 Under 30 list in Finance & VC, Johnny has played a leading role in developing the FinTech agenda across the region; educating numerous organisations, regional banks, national regulators, and government departments on how they can understand and adopt blockchain technologies and new FinTech initiatives. Johnny was previously a co-ffounder of Neuroware.io, Malaysia’s first blockchain company and the first Malaysian-based startup to be accepted into the 500 Startups Accelerator in Silicon Valley. He was invited to speak at Malaysia’s 2017 National Budget Discourse where an extra RM1 billion was made available to startups and is currently a business consultant at Asia's leading FinTech accelerator, SuperCharger, as well as an advisor to numerous projects.
Group CEO of Payments Network Malaysia
Mr Peter Schiesser was appointed as the Managing Director of MyClear on 10th December 2012 and subsequently the Group Chief Executive Officer of Payments Network Malaysia on 1st August 2017.
Mr Schiesser spent most of his career with the Australia and New Zealand Banking Group (ANZ) where he held various key positions and established an impressive track record across a variety of disciplines including strategy & planning, product & business development, consumer finance, card services, electronic banking, payment systems, information technology and banking operations.
Previously, Mr Schiesser served in a General Management capacity with Sacombank, one of the leading banks in Vietnam, where he was instrumental in transforming their Cards Division into a modern and profitable business. Subsequently, as Chief Information Officer, he drove the strategic transformation of IT in support of the bank’s ambitious growth objectives.
Mr Schiesser holds a Master of Business Administration and Bachelor of Applied Science degrees from the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT) in Australia.
CEO of Dutch Payments Association
CEO of Australian Payments Network
With over 20 years of international experience, primarily in financial services, Leila Fourie has served on multiple boards and held senior roles in banking, capital markets and payments. Dr Fourie was appointed as CEO of Australian Payments Network in 2016 and also serves as the Vice President of the Economic Society of Australia. Prior to this, she served on the board of the Johannesburg Stock Exchange as Executive Director. Dr Fourie also served as Card Division Managing Director for one of South Africa’s largest banks, Standard Bank. During this time, she served as Chairman on the board of Diners Club and Board Member on Discover’s Chicago-based Diners Club International Advisory board. Leila started in Standard Bank’s investment bank as Global Director Credit analytics, capital and portfolio management for SA, UK, Hong Kong, Russia, Brazil and Argentina. Leila has a PhD in Economic and Financial Sciences and won the Founders’ award in 2012 for best Masters Economics thesis in the country by Economic Society South Africa.
President and CEO of Payments Canada
Gerry Gaetz is President and CEO of Payments Canada. Since joining Payments Canada in 2013, he has been leading the transformation of the organization, including its enabling legislation, governance, internal capacity and business strategy, as well as the modernization of the Canadian payment system. Prior to Payments Canada, Mr. Gaetz held a number of executive roles at the Bank of Canada, including Chief of Currency, where he was responsible for Canada’s new polymer banknote series, Chief of Banking Operations, where he led the redevelopment of the core banking system, and Chief of Corporate Services. Mr. Gaetz is a member of the International Council of Payment Association Chief Executives, a director of Fortress Paper, a publicly traded company, and a director of Landqart AG. He is a former member of the Banknote Ethics Initiative Accreditation Council. He also co-led the flagship leadership program at the Gestalt International Study Center in Massachusetts for three years. Mr. Gaetz holds an MBA from the University of Ottawa and is a Chartered Professional Accountant.
Independent Expert at the European Commission
Letitia is an independent consultant providing business management services to clients including BlackRock, Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Barclays, HSBC, and MUFG Bank. Specialising in cross-country compliance and regulations, working with numerous regulators globally and across multiple jurisdictions.
Letitia is currently serving as an independent expert to the European Commission providing monitoring, evaluation, and policy advice on innovation and economic development.
Listed on the Innovate Finance Women in Fintech 2017 Powerlist, Letitia is an advocate for institutional adoption and engagement of FinTech, RegTech, emergent and disruptive innovation.
Prior to becoming an independent consultant, Letitia spent her career in equity research, credit risk and regulatory compliance. Letitia studied towards an MSc Finance at the London School of Economics
Senior Financial Sector Specialist in Finance, Competitiveness & Innovation Global Practice at World Bank
Isaku Endo is a Senior Financial Sector Specialist in Finance and Markets Global Practice at the World Bank.
He advises governments on financial sector development policies and regulatory issues. He is specialized in financial market infrastructures, payment systems, and remittances. Currently, based in Manila, he serves as a financial sector focal point for the Philippines.
Prior to this, he worked in the Financial Market Integrity Unit where he worked on anti-money laundering and combating the financing of terrorism, remittances issues and access to finance.
Professor of Fintech and Blockchain at the Singapore University of Social Science
David Lee Kuo Chuen is a Professor of Fintech and Blockchain at the Singapore University of Social Sciences. He was a visiting Fulbright Scholar at Stanford University in 2015. He founded the hedge fund group Ferrell Asset Management and was a pioneer of the Asian REITS industry, and has a research interest in how financial technology will transform global financial services. He is on the board of listed companies and charitable organisations. He consults for financial institutions, works closely with startups and founded Left Coast and Infocorp recently. He received his BSc (Econs), MSc and PhD from the London School of Economics and Political Science. He has edited and written five books on Asia Finance, Blockchain and Digital Currency.
Director, PT. Pembayaran Digital Indonesia
Paul Brisk has over twenty-five years of experience working in consumer and retail payments. Most of this time has been spent concentrating on emerging payment technologies such as EMV chip, contactless chip, mobile payments and secure payments over the internet. Paul is one of the founders of Digital Payments Asia-Pacific – a Singapore based company, and is Managing Director of the Jakarta based offshoot Pembayaran Digital Indonesia. Both companies are committed to delivering knowledge based services to payment ecosystem stakeholders to aid in the transformation to digital payments. Paul was based in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, for 3 years to August 2017, working on behalf of the Association of Banks in Malaysia, to manage the market level migration from signature to PIN at POS. Prior to Digital Payments Asia-Pacific, Paul established Cotignac Consultancy Services Limited in 2002 – an independent consulting and services company registered in New Zealand. Paul’s payments career started in the early 1990s with a decade at Visa International in both Asia Pacific and Europe. Now based in Jakarta, Indonesia, Paul is focused on applying his experience and knowledge to add value and assist the rapid and exciting transformation to digital payments currently underway in South East Asian markets.
Managing Director, Asia Pacific, SWIFT
Edward (Eddie) Haddad is the Managing Director of SWIFT, Asia Pacific and leads the commercial activities of SWIFT in the region. Serving some1800 customers comprising Market Infrastructures, Financial Institutions and Corporations across six sub regions (China, North Asia, Japan , ASEAN, Oceania and the Indian Subcontinent). He also manages SWIFT’s Compliance, Corporate Sales and Alternative Sales teams in the region. Eddie is a member of the Asia Pacific management team, reporting to Chief Executive Officer Alain Raes. With more than 20 years’ experience in the financial services industry, Eddie has held a variety of leadership roles across multiple disciplines, including sales, marketing, business development, finance and operations in IT, Financial Services and Media organizations. He has extensive knowledge of the Asia Pacific markets, where he has been living and working for more than 15 years. Eddie holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Business & Finance from Monash University and he is a member of Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia.
CEO, Smorenberg Corporate Consultancy
Harry is a financial services marketing and positioning strategist. He previously worked at Banque Paribas and ABN AMRO and was a director at two leading strategic consultants. He is a leading contributor to innovation in both the retail and corporate payments and transaction space. He has also been actively involved in developing solutions in financial planning, international pensions and 'social innovations'. His strength is in catalyzing institutions into developing vision and strategies, and in identifying and implementing client-centric solutions. He is a columnist and guest speaker, sits on several advisory boards and regularly publishes in leading international media. Other functions: • Member of the International Advisory Board of the Europe China Institute - Nyenrode Business University • Member of the Board of Advisors of NIBUD (National Institute for Family Finance Information) • Adjunct Professor at Joint Innovation Center for Social Management of Urban and Rural Communities in Hubei Province - Zhongnan University in Wuhan, China • Member of the Council of Scholars and member of the International Advisory Board for the Center for Retirement Initiatives, McCourt School of Public Policy, Georgetown University, Washington • Chairman of the Editorial Advisory Board of Banking & Finance, Europe • Founder & Chairman of the EuropeanPaymentSummit - Brussels (www.epcasummit.com) and GlobalPaymentSummit - Singapore (www.globalpaymentsummit.com). Both part of 'Transactives' • Founder & Chairman of the WorldPensionSummit - The Hague (www.worldpensionsummit.com) and WorldPensionSummit Africa Special - Abuja, Nigeria • Co-Founder and Chairman of China's National Academic-Strategic Pension Forum with Renmin University - Beijing (www.chinapensionforum.com.cn) • Founder and Chairman of "New Normal in Working" (the impact of longevity) • Board member and CFO of the "Drie Dolfijnen" foundation (charity fund)