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Solution Consultant SEA at CyberSource
Nicolas has over 18 years’ experience in charging/billing and payments industries, having taken on a variety of Customer-facing roles in various MNC companies. As a Solution Consultant in CyberSource for the past 5 years, Nicolas provides pre-sales support to the ASEAN team and helps Merchants and Acquirers to deploy payment acceptance, payment security and fraud management services. Nicolas comes from France but has been in Singapore for the last 17 years. Married with 3 kids, his leisure activities include reading and jogging.
Head Regional DFS - Axiata Digital Services
Chris Tiffin is the Head Regional DFS - Axiata Digital Services since September 2016 and the previous Chief Financial Officer of Celcom Axiata Berhad since January 2014, after originally joining Axiata Group Berhad in August 2012. Prior to that he was Chief Financial Officer of Safaricom Limited (part of the Vodafone Group), a position he held since August 2008 as well as Chief Financial Officer of Celtel Nigeria for a period of 4 years from 2004, having started his Mobile Telecommunications career at Vodacom South Africa in 1998. For many years, Chris has held finance positions in various organizations both within and outside the Telecommunications sector. He is a qualified Chartered Accountant - CA(SA) and a member of SAICA (South African Institute of Chartered Accountants) as well as an ACA and a member of ICEAW (Institute of Chartered Accountants England and Wales).
Chief Business Officer for Instarem
Pratik is the Chief Business Officer for Instarem Pte Ltd., which is SEA’s largest cross border digital payments company. He is a Chartered Accountant and Company Secretary and has over 25 years of multi-industry and multi-geography experience, having worked for companies such as Arthur Andersen, Xerox, PepsiCo and Telstra before specializing in Banking and Non-bank industries over the last 15 years. Prior to joining Instarem, he has worked in Fullerton (CFO for the Indian NBFC), Standard Chartered Bank Singapore (CFO and Head of Portfolio management/ MIS for CB Risk) and at Citibank Singapore (Regional CFO for Consumer Finance Business for APAC).
MD, Head, Group Technology & Operations at UOB
Ms Susan Hwee is a Group Management Executive Committee member and the Head of Group Technology and Operations at United Overseas Bank Limited ("UOB"). She has more than 30 years of banking experience with an extensive track record in technology and operations. Ms Hwee manages over 4,000 staff across the region. She leads the team that sets the global standards for technology and operations throughout UOB, building a robust and efficient operating platform that is scalable across the region to serve our customers' changing needs. She is also spearheading initiatives to transform the Bank's digital architecture and information security strategy. Ms Hwee is a champion of inclusive employment and led the creation of meaningful employment opportunities at UOB for people with autism. She believes it is a sustainable business practice that benefits the organisation, the employee and society. She continues to make vital industry contributions via her leadership role in a number of key industry initiatives. She chaired the Industry Steering Committee that oversaw the introduction of FAST (Fast and Secure Transfers), a new electronic funds transfer service in Singapore. Ms Hwee was previously the Chairman of Singapore's electronic payments leader, Network for Electronic Transfers Singapore Pte Ltd (NETS). She is currently on the Board of Directors for NETS, Clearing & Payment Services Pte Ltd and Singapore Clearing House Pte Ltd. Susan also serves as a member of the UOB Arts Committee.
CEO of Kyckr and Sedicii
Rob Leslie is the founder and CEO of Kyckr and Sedicii. Rob has a successful track record of establishing and growing businesses to considerable scale. He was part of the original management team in Dell Japan that established and grew the business to almost 300 employees and $300M turnover in 4 years. In 2007 he co-founded Kyckr (ASX:KYK) which listed on the Australian Stock Exchange in September 2016 and provides organisational identity services for KYC & AML services to banks and other regulated financial institutions across the globe. He also co-founded, grew and ultimately sold PTS Japan in 2000. Sedicii is a pioneer in the space of self-sovereign identity where it uses a pateneted zero knowledge proof protocol to help people and businesses prove their identities in a fully privacy preserving manner. Rob is a World Economic Forum Technology Pioneer and has been invited to speak at Davos on Cybersecurity, Identity and other technology issues affecting the world’s economies.
SVP, Head - Business Solution Group, Debit and Prepaid Cards, Kotak Mahindra Bank
GPJ has 15 years of banking experience in various verticals like Branch Banking, Sales, Product Design, Implementing digital solution across banking products from acquiring customer to servicing customer to retaining customer to enhancing customer delight to improving product efficiency of users and various payment products. Instrumental in implementing various techno functional solutions for Kotak Mahindra Bank since 2003. Specialist in Core Banking migration, Bank to Bank migration and Switch migration. Expert in implementing branch banking solutions, faceless Banking solutions like ATM, NB, MB, Call Center and other modes, Third party solutions like Banc assurance, Mutual Funds and NPS.
He is responsible for enabling growth of existing Debit and prepaid Card business through various digital measures leading to customer growth, engagement, efficiency and experience. He believes in constant innovation and focuses on building business models which are customer centric & disruptive.
Keep updated with market on various developments in Banking and technology and make himself fit by participating in Marathons
Founder/Chairman of Fusions360.com and Taiwan FinTech Association
Dr. Ko-Yang Wang, Founder/Chairman of Fusions360.com and Taiwan FinTech Association, is an entrepreneur focusing on helping Taiwan develop its FinTech Ecosystem of financial institutes and startups. He has extensive experience in strategic business management and IT consulting. Dr. Wang was an EVP and CTO at the Institute for Information Industry (III) between 2011-2015. During his tenure, he was responsible for III’s R&D strategy, industry partnership, and business development. Prior to 2011, Wang held various technical and business leadership roles at IBM in USA, including Partner & Practice Leader for Business Performance Management (BPM) Practice and CTO for various organizations in IBM Global Business Services; He was the Research & Innovation Executive for Business Transformation, IBM Global Service from 2002-2005 where he led innovation initiatives, such as Enterprise of the Future, Future Service Business, and Service Oriented Technology Outlooks to help IBM’s service transformation. He has co-authored >10 patents and > 50 publications in Compilers, Distributed Computation, AI, Knowledge Management, BPM, Cloud Computing, Big Data, and FinTech. He mentored many professionals, 13 of his mentees became IBM distinguished Engineers.
Partner at Bain & Company
Thomas Olsen is a partner with Bain & Company based in Singapore. He leads the C&IB and Market Infrastructure practice globally and the Strategy and Corporate Finance practices in Asia Pacific.Thomas has more than 20 years of experience in financial services and consulting across Asia, Americas and Europe. He focuses on corporate and transaction banking, and market infrastructure – and, in particular, on the impacts of new technologies. He has deep expertise in corporate and portfolio strategy, M&A, risk and capital management, M&A, and operating model. His experience prior to Bain includes the World Bank, Marakon Associates, and the Chicago Board of Trade.Thomas holds a BA from Carleton College, MSc from Cornell University, and MBA from INSEAD.
Managing Director, Head of Mobile Money for Standard Chartered Bank
Namita Lal is Managing Director, Head of Mobile Money for Standard Chartered Bank and is based in Singapore. Namita has been with Standard Chartered Bank for 25 years, most recently as Group Head of International Banking In Singapore. Prior to this, she was Country Head of Consumer Banking, Vietnam. Namita has worked for both the Consumer Bank and Wholesale Bank across India, UK, Africa, Middle East, and South East Asia. Other roles have included General Manager SME Thailand, Head of Cash and Trade Product Management, Head Priority Banking and Manager Non Resident business. She has enjoyed starting up many businesses for the Bank across its network. Namita has studied in a premier university and management institute in India. She is married with 2 daughters and her family has moved with her to Singapore.
CEO of Bluzelle
Pavel Bains is the CEO of Bluzelle, a World Economic Forum Tech Pioneer. Bluzelle is a platform that makes it easier for business to leverage the blockchain. Bluzelle works with British Telecom, TEMENOS, AIA and many other banks and insurers. In addition to fintech, Pavel is an expert in digital media having worked with Disney, Microsoft, Warners Bros, DreamWorks. Pavel is also a frequent contributor to Forbes, Huffington Post and Fast Company, writing articles in the areas of finance and digital media.
Co-founder at TenX
Originally being from Austria, 31 year old Dr. Julian Hosp was a professional kitesurfer in his early years, ranking among the top 10 in the world. He studied medicine and worked as a trauma surgeon. Missing the freedoms he had as a professional athlete, he decided to quit his medical career and move to Asia to start his own business. Having heard about Bitcoin the first time in 2011 from a patient, he co-founded the Singapore based Fintech company TenX in 2015. He is considered as one of the most valued speakers and influencers in the blockchain ecosystem and was named as one of the top Blockchain and Cryptocurrency Experts to Follow by Influencive in 2017.
COO of MyClear
With 20 years of payments experience, Mr Tay has played a pivotal role in developing and advancing Malaysia's financial market infrastructures for real-time gross settlement (RTGS), securities settlement, central securities depository (CSD), and electronic payments. As the Chief Operating Officer of MyClear, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Bank Negara Malaysia, he is responsible for driving the company's payments and securities business, charting development plans, as well as formulating strategies for market expansion. He is also instrumental in conceptualizing and building Malaysia's retail real-time payments platform. Mr Tay holds a degree in Computer Science from Cornell University and is an alumnus of the Stanford Executive Program, Stanford University.
Consultant CGAP, World Bank
Matteo brings over 20 years of experience in mobile financial services and early stage entrepreneurship., with extensive experience across South and East Asia. Currently Matteo collaborates with the Consultative Group for Assisting the Poor (CGAP), an office of the World Bank whose mission is to advancing financial inclusion to improve the lives of the poor. In his role with CGAP, Matteo has spearheaded projects in Bangladesh and Myanmar aimed at increasing the development and usage of mobile payments. Prior to working with CGAP, Matteo led the startup phase of Wave Money, Telenor Myanmar and Yoma Bank’s MFS JV in Myanmar, and served as Chief Operating Officer of Eko India Financial Services, a leading Indian branchless banking initiative. Matteo contributed to the company’s growth from an idea in 2007, to serving more than 4 million customers transacting 500 million US dollars yearly. Matteo holds an MBA from Boston University, an MS in aeronautical engineering from Politecnico di Milano, Italy, and is an active advisor and investor in early stage startups in India and the US.
Senior Financial Sector Specialist in Finance and Markets Global Practice at World Bank
Isaku Endo is a Senior Financial Sector Specialist in Finance and Markets Global Practice. He advises governments on policies and regulatory issues on the development of payment systems, remittances and financial infrastructures. He has led the World Bank’s advisory and technical assistance programs and participated in Financial Sector Assessment Programs on financial market infrastructures and remittances. Currently, based in Jakarta, he manages the World Bank’s technical assistance on financial inclusion in Indonesia and leads payment systems projects in several countries in the East Asia and the Pacific Region. He also delivers training courses and workshops on payment systems and remittances. Prior to this, he worked in the Financial Market Integrity Unit where he led technical assistance programs and policy development and research projects on anti-money laundering and combatting the financing of terrorism, remittances issues and access to finance.
Chief Product Officer at Omise
A seasoned professional with over 20 years of experience in design and marketing of new products in the internet & e-commerce domain. Skilled at taking businesses from concept stage to multimillion dollar revenue, enhancing product lines, integrating payments business and penetrating in international markets. Sanjeev is highly organized, ambitious and possesses business acumen to develop maximum sales & profitability. He is experienced in Startups, managing P&L’s, Business development, white labeling and leading multi-cultural teams. Previously Sanjeev has held leadership roles at Visa, ANZ Bank, Elavon to name a few
Investment - Business Strategist
Michel Uitermarkt started his career as a buy-side financial analyst at Morgan Stanley Investment Management. He spent more than five years as a manager at OC&C, an international strategy consultancy firm. Currently an independent consultant in investments and business strategy, Michel recently co-authored various articles on cryptocurrency and innovations in the financial sector. Michel holds an MSc in finance & investments from RSM Erasmus University.
Global Director of Sales at Juntos
Neha is a Financial Services professional who leverages quantitative and analytical acumen developed through roles in Investment Banking, Sales Management and Data Analytics. She is a graduate of the University of Cambridge and Columbia University with Masters in Theoretical and Financial Mathematics.
Director at Ontrack Advisory
Tom Wills is an executive advisor on risk, fraud, cyber security, identity, compliance, fintech and platform-based business models in the payment systems, retail banking and e-commerce sectors. Over 30 years’ experience as a security practitioner, product developer, industry analyst and entrepreneur bring him unique insight into what works and what doesn’t in building high-trust digital environments. Tom has guided organisations including Visa, Bank of America, Wells Fargo Bank, Unionbank of the Philippines, Intuit, Verifone, Richemont, the US Department of Homeland Security—and numerous startups—to design, build, and secure their mission-critical platforms and ecosystems. Tom is an advisory board member for Bankinfosecurity.com as well as startups TenX, Kite Cash, CherryPay, Kashmi and HollaPay, and an active mentor for the Startupbootcamp Fintech venture accelerator in Singapore. He is a frequent media commentator and public speaker on digital payments, identity and security issues—appearing at global industry events such as GSMA, PayExpo, RSA, CTIA and others. He holds both CISSP and CFE certifications. A resident of Singapore, Tom has also lived and worked in the US, UK, UAE, Philippines and Dominican Republic.
Head of Product, Xendit
With experience in product and project management from tech conglomerate, banking, and startup, currently Ikhsan leads growth and product mission as Head of Product at Xendit. He also actively contribute to the global startup community as Country Organizer of Lean Startup Machine in Jakarta, Winner of StartupWeekend, and Global Startup Youth ASEAN
CEO of CardUp
Nicki is the CEO of CardUp, a payments company based in Singapore that’s changing the way credit cards are used. A payments professional, Nicki has a background in business development, consumer insight, analytics and marketing having worked for American Express across both Asia Pacific and Europe. During this time she held a variety of leadership roles including Head of Consumer Insight for APAC and Director of International Business Development, where she was reasonable for identifying and developing partnerships with technology and fintech companies across the region. Nicki started her career as a management consultant at Deloitte Consulting, after graduating with a first class degree in Economics.
Managing Director of Protiviti
Tyrone Canaday is a Managing Director and leads Protiviti’s New York Financial Services Technology Strategy and Operations practice in addition to the firm’s global emerging technologies and fintech efforts. He has over 17 years of experience in the financial services industry with an accomplished career in strategic management, delivery of key transformational initiatives, and top/bottom-line solutions to global firms. Prior to joining Protiviti, Tyrone served as the CIO of a privately-held, independent advisory fintech offering an innovative behavioral economic mortgage incentives platform. Earlier, he spent over 10 years in strategy and management consulting firms aligning business to technology and operations across functional and organizational boundaries to improve growth and profitability. Tyrone holds an M.S. and B.S. degree in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).
Head of GrabPay
Jason Thompson is the Head of GrabPay. He oversees the development of Grab’s payments proposition and technologies that will drive financial inclusion by increasing access to mobile payments services across Southeast Asia. Over the last 15 years Jason has taken on a number of senior positions at companies such as Euronet and Microsoft. Whilst there Jason helped build businesses in new markets and segments as well as managed teams spanning across geographies and verticals in the digital and channel payments space. Most recently Jason was the Managing Director EMEA & Asia for Euronet. In this role he led Euronet’s electronic payments subsidiaries in Europe Middle East Africa and Asia developing Euronet’s e-pay services to a full-service provider in the company’s key product verticals. Jason and his family are embracing the adventure of living in SEA. He considers it a humbling and rewarding experience to build a business to help solve the issue of financial inclusion in the region. Jason Thompson Head of GrabPay ”I drive SEA forward by making it easier and safer for people to buy things when and how they want!”
EVP at Bank Tabungan Pensiunan Nasional
Known as Iwan, he has been the Product and Customer Experience Head for BTPN Wow! – the Branchless Banking unit of BTPN. Iwan has been with BTPN since 2012 with the responsibility to build the branchless banking business that serves the Indonesian unbanked. Prior to that, he has worked in various technology companies such as Motorola and Samsung and mobile network operator, Axis with various positions from project management, account and sales management to corporate strategy and business development. During the 5 years with BTPN, Iwan unique technology background has made him instrumental in starting the business to serve the unbanked that relies on affordable digital mobile technology. BTPN Wow! is his second time in developing such project and his work stands witness to his passion to provide Indonesian mass market with financial and technology access to the digital economy. Iwan holds a degree in Corporate Finance from the University of Toledo, Ohio, USA and attended Robert Morris College in Chicago, Illinois, USA and Universite de Paul Sabatier, Toulouse, France.
Executive Director, EU-ASEAN Business Council
Chris Humphrey is the executive director of Singapore-based EU-ASEAN Business Council; a key business association that advocates for the interests of EU businesses operating in ASEAN. It is endorsed by the European Commission and recognised by the ASEAN Secretariat. Chris began his varied professional career as a UK civil servant where, amongst other things, he was Assistant Private Secretary to a Minister and an Air Services Trade Negotiator covering the Asia Pacific region. After leaving the civil service, Chris moved to the private sector working initially in the government and external relations teams at two British airlines in the UK, before moving to Shanghai, China with Virgin Atlantic where he headed up the airline’s China operation and oversaw the rapid expansion of their business in China. Whilst in Shanghai, Chris also sat on the Executive Committee of the British Chamber of Commerce. Chris then joined a UK based security and defence group where he led their Asia Pacific team for over five years and was instrumental in them getting contracts with the Japanese and Singapore governments and also with SOEs in China. More recently Chris has been acting as a consultant assisting start-ups in Asia with their business and corporate development before joining the EU-ASEAN Business Council in June 2014. With over 20 years of experience of either working for or dealing with governments and regulatory authorities, Chris is available to provide key insights, lead discussions or comment on topics including:
- ASEAN integration
- European business presence in SEA
- Infrastructure financing
- EU-ASEAN trade relations
- EU economic and political developments
CEO & Founder, MyCash Online
Mehedi Hasan is the Founder & CEO of MyCash Online, a multi-award-winning FinTech startup that empowers unbanked migrants across Asia. MyCash Online is working as a link between unbanked migrants and their home country and fixing their communication, trust and payment problems. In the last 10 months, MyCash Online has served over 65,000 unique migrants workers in Malaysia, who had performed more than 280,000 transactions. He is passionate about and believes in democratizing technology to enhance and impact the lives of millions of underserved people across Asia. He is also Managing Partner of LYL Technology , a Malaysia based Technology & Digital Entertainment startup.
Managing Director , Krungsri Finnovate Co., Ltd.
With extensive experience in financial industry and in Thailand’s startup community, Sam Tanskul leads Krungsri Finnovate Co., Ltd., the latest subsidiary of Krungsri, with a focus on technological innovation investment in Thailand and ASEAN. Sam got a Bachelor’s Degree with Honors in Finance and Banking from Assumption University, Thailand and a Master’s Degree in Finance and Banking from University of Bristol, United Kingdom. Prior to his current role at Krungsri Finnovate, Sam has over 15 years of experience in Credit Card business with several leading organizations including UOB, GE Capital and Krungsri Consumer, in the area of product management and innovation. Since 2014, he has joined Thailand’s startup ecosystem, as one of the core members behind the success of ‘Krungsri Uni Startup’ – a platform for the young, creative generation to develop financial mobile applications in pursuit of their aspiration to be professional startups - and ‘Krungsri Rise’, the first fintech corporate accelerator in Thailand. Currently, Sam is the Managing Director of Krungsri Finnovate Co., Ltd., the new subsidiary of Krungsri to fully lead on Fintech/ Startup in Thailand and the region, with the key focus in 3 areas -- accelerator & academic collaboration, startup project management, and corporate venture capital. He is also one of the board members of Thai Fintech Association.
Founder and Chief Development Officer at Aerospike
Dr. Srini V. Srinivasan is Founder and Chief Development Officer at Aerospike. When it comes to databases, Srini is one of the recognized pioneers of Silicon Valley. He has two decades of experience designing, developing and operating high scale infrastructures. He has over 25 patents in database, web, mobile and distributed systems technologies. His career includes high-profile technical and executive management roles at IBM, Liberate and Yahoo!. Srini co-founded Aerospike to solve the scaling problems he experienced with Oracle databases at Yahoo! where, as Senior Director of Engineering, he had responsibility for the development, deployment and 24×7 operations of Yahoo!’s mobile products. Srini is an M.S./ Ph.D. holder from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and is an alumnus of IIT Madras.
Director |Head of Market Advocacy, APAC Global Transaction Banking Deutsche Bank AG Singapore
To facilitate insights and execution, Boon and the Advocacy team analyse, collaborate and communicate the potential risks, costs and growth implications of key regulatory and market changes on core transaction banking products. In particular, the Asia team focuses on the intersection of Change, emerging markets and technology impacts on business models. He brings to Market Advocacy about 18 years of banking experiences in fund services, He brings to Market Advocacy about 18 years of banking experiences in fund services, securitisation and Trust services, working capital analysis and e-banking platform. Currently, Boon represents Deutsche Bank in external forums including the APEC’s Asia Pacific Financial Forum, ASEAN+3 Bond Market Forum, the Association of Global Custodians Asia Focus Committee and the Bankers’ Association for Trade and Finance Asia Council. Boon holds an Currently, Boon represents Deutsche Bank in external forums including the APEC’s Asia Pacific Financial Forum, ASEAN+3 Bond Market Forum, the Association of Global Custodians Asia Focus Committee and the Bankers’ Association for Trade and Finance Asia Council. Boon holds an advance degree in Computation (Artificial Intelligence).
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.
Head of Business Development / GM - Asia & Africa | Luno
Vision related to topic: My main intention would be to educate the audience better about the promise of cryptocurrency technology and why it's such a game changer. Also, would like to get a general opinion from people about how aware they are about this industry, what could be done to increase awareness, etc. About me: Vijay heads business development at Luno. Prior to this, he worked at Google in roles across YouTube, Chromecast, and Adwords. Vijay also spent a number of years at PwC and Ipsos, where he ran consulting projects for private and public sector clients on engagements ranging from network security and risk management to market entry strategies. Vijay holds a degree in electrical engineering from IIT in India and an MBA from INSEAD.
Co-Host of Around the Coin Podcast
Faisal Khan is a banking / payments consultant specializing in cross-border payment system and a digital money evangelist. He is the co-host of Around the Coin, a weekly podcast on banking, money and payments. Mr. Khan is an advisor to Hippocorn (a VC company out of Denmark) as well as a talent scout for Series A & B financing for various fintech VCs/funds. He is also a frequent contributor to popular Q&A site Quora. His official website is at www.faisalkhan.com.He is the CEO of Faisal Khan & Company, a boutique firm specializing in banking and payments consultancy. He has received extensive acclaim for his achievements and has been #1 on the Top 38 Fintech Blogs and even is one of the 38 Most Influential People to Follow in Fintech in Asia.
Director of Payment Systems Policy Department, Bank Negara Malaysia
Mr. Tan Nyat Chuan joined Bank Negara Malaysia in 1987. During his 30 years with the Central Bank, he has spent 10 years in the Banking Supervision Department, 5 years in the Investment Operations and Financial Markets Department specialising in the treasury risk management, 5 years in the Payment Systems Policy Department, 4 years as the Director of the Internal Audit Department and has been in his current position as the Director of the Payment Systems Policy Department for the past 4 years. He holds a MBA from the Manchester Business School, United Kingdom.
Co-founder of Digital Payments Asia-Pacific
Paul Brisk has twenty-five years of experience working in card payment systems. Of these, the vast majority of 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 committed to delivering knowledge based services to payment ecosystem stakeholders to aid in the transformation to digital payments. Prior to Digital Payments Asia-Pacific, Paul established Cotignac Consultancy Services Limited in 2002 – an independent consulting and services company registered in New Zealand. The company specialised in emerging payment technologies, consulted to banks, vendors, standards bodies and payment schemes, and offered services that included consulting, conducting business and technical requirements analysis, training, implementation support, and performing security system and cryptographic key management audits. Paul’s payments career started with a decade at Visa International in both Asia Pacific and Europe. Since August 2014, Paul has been based in Kuala Lumpur Malaysia, working on behalf of the Association of Banks in Malaysia, to provide market level implementation support and expert consulting, to assist all Malaysian card issuers and acquirers to migrate from signature to PIN at POS. This is to meet the Bank Negara Malaysia mandate for 100% PIN at POS by 1 July 2017
CEO of Shanghai Lujiazui International Financial Asset Exchange Co., Ltd. | Lufax
Gregory D. Gibb, Is the CEO of Shanghai Lujiazui International Financial Asset Exchange Co., Ltd. (Lufax) since Dec. 2011. Previously, Mr. Gibb is a director with McKinsey in Greater China and the COO of Taishin Financial Holding in Taiwan, with over 25-year experience in cross-border and domestic financial services operation. He graduated from the Middlebury College with a B.A in East Asian Studies. Mr. Gibb was introduced to the “National 1000-Foreign-Expert Plan” of the Organization Department of the CPC Central Committee in 2012, awarded the “Shanghai Top 10 Financial Innovation Figures of 2012”, and honored the “China Top 10 Leaders of Internet Finance of 2013”, etc. for his unique and widely-recognized insight about innovative financial services. Mr. Gibb is author of the Banking in Asia - The End of Entitlement (Wiley, 1999) and the Banking in Asia - Acquiring a Profit Mindset (Wiley, 2003). Both books introduced bankers’ development opportunities and trump cards in Asia.
Executive Director and Head of Payment Systems Department | Central Bank of Lebanon
- Executive Director and Head of Payment Systems Department at Central Bank of Lebanon
- Part-Time Professor at American University of Beirut (AUB) and Lebanese American University (LAU) in Economics
- Presidentof Social Work League &and Board member of Economic and Social Assembly for Lebanon
- Participated as a speaker in several local and international conferences organized by the Lebanese Ministry of Economy, IMF, World Bank, Arab Monetary Fund, Banque Du Liban, AUB, LAU, and others.
- Published several papers and articles related to Financial Economics, Payment Stystems, and Banking Policies.
- Ph.Din Economics from University of Birmingham , United Kingdom
- MSc. International Money and Banking from University of Birmingham , United Kingdom
- B.A Economics – American University of Beirut
- B.A Law (Licenseen Droit) – Lebanese University
Industry Principal Analyst | Frost & Sullivan’s Telecoms Practice
Quah Mei Lee is an industry principal analyst with Frost & Sullivan’s Telecoms practice under the Digital Transformation (ICT) group and is based in the firm’s Kuala Lumpur office. Her areas of expertise include telecoms and payments strategy. Previously, Mei Lee worked with a leading payment system operator in Malaysia as well as with and within leading telecommunications network operators (Fixed/Mobile/WiMAX) in Asia Pacific. Mei Lee received a Bachelor of Electronic and Electrical Engineering from the University of Surrey in the UK where she focused on telecommunications. She also has multiple post-graduate Master degrees in Satellite Engineering and Management from the University of Surrey in the UK and University of Malaya in Malaysia respectively. She is fluent in English and Malay.
AVP Client Solutions | SP eCommerce
Rashid leads solutioning and business development at SP Ecommerce. He spearheads the development of sensible eCommerce strategies for companies in APAC, and oversees the successful implementation of these strategies. SP Ecommerce clients range from global and regional Fashion, Cosmetics, lifestyle and Consumer Electronics brands.
Vice President of Partnerships for identitii
Antonio is Vice President of Partnerships for identitii, a company that uses technology to help banks with regulatory compliance. Prior to joining identitii, he co-founded HelloGold, worked with SWIFT to lead their ASEAN integration initiative and held various positions within the tech and finance industries. He has also worked as a capital market regulator in Asia and has given lectures at universities from time to time. Antonio studied finance and holds a master’s in business administration.
Director, Payment Systems Policy Department of the Bank of Thailand
Naphongthawat Phothikit is a Director, Payment Systems Policy Department of the Bank of Thailand, Thailand’s central bank. With more than 15 years’ experience in central banking, he is responsible for national payment systems policy formulation to ensure the efficiency and safety of Thailand’s payment systems, including development of infrastructure, promotion of electronic payment transactions and oversight of payment systems operators and payment service providers. Currently, his main responsibility involves with the National e-Payment Master Plan, Thailand’s comprehensive initiative to develop payment infrastructure and promote the use of electronic payments in Thailand.
Technical Advisor (Finance)| Asian Development Bank
Lotte is the Technical Advisor for Finance at Asian Development Bank. She provides technical leadership on financial sector issues, including developing and maintaining sector policies, strategies, operational plans and directional papers. She has led program designs which have been recognized for innovation, process and impact. These include credit lines to support micro, small and medium-sized enterprises and electronic banking to support inclusive finance. She previously worked as Director for International Economic Policy at the Swedish Ministry of Finance; as a financial supervision and regulation expert at the Swedish Financial Supervisory Authority and the Swedish Central Bank and as a consultant to the International Monetary Fund.
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)
Managing Director, Kapronasia
Zennon is the founder and Managing Director of Kapronasia and has been involved in the financial technology industry for over 15 years. Kapronasia is one of Asia's leading providers of independent research, custom consulting, and advisory services focusing on the financial industry and financial technology. Clients of Kapronasia include some of the world's largest financial institutions and technology companies. Kapronasia helps clients understand and navigate the challenges they face from a challenging region with a rapidly changing business, operational and technological environment.Zennon has been published and mentioned in numerous online and offline industry publications and is a regular participant in industry events both in Asia and globally. Before Kapronasia, Zennon was the Global Banking Industry Manager for Intel based out of Shanghai, China and, prior to Intel, was the CIO for Citigroup Portugal. He holds a Bachelor’s of Science in Computer Science from Syracuse University and an MBA from INSEAD.
Global Head of Regulatory & Market Strategy, Citi Transaction Services
Ruth Wandhöfer is a regulatory expert in the field of banking and one of the foremost authorities on transaction banking regulatory matters. She is Global Head of Regulatory and Market Strategy for Citi's Treasury and Trade Solutions business. In this role Ruth's key responsibilities include driving regulatory and industry dialogue and developing product and market strategy in line with the evolving regulatory landscape. Ruth chairs a number of influential industry bodies such as the Global Public Policy and Regulatory Affairs Committee of BAFT (a global trade body that represents the particular interests of the transaction banking community), the EU-wide banking industry Payments Regulatory Expert Group which plays a leading advocacy role on behalf of the banking industry in relation to all payments related legislative developments and the European Payments Council Information Security Group. She is also a member of the European Commission Payment Systems Market Expert Group (PSMEG), a very small group of hand-picked industry experts. Ruth was named as one of 2010s 'Rising Stars' by Financial News; named in Management Today's 2011 ‘35 Women under 35’ list of women to watch (Sunday Times), and one of the 100 Most Influential People in Finance 2012 as named by Treasury Risk Magazine. She speaks five languages (EN, DE, F, ES, IT) and has completed studies in various countries, including an MA Financial Economics in the UK, an MA International Politics in France and an LLM in International Economic Law in the UK. In 2010 she published her first book on “EU Payments Integration – the tale of SEPA, PSD and other Milestones along the Road” (Palgrave MacMillan) and has been a fellow lecturer of the Pallas LL.M Program in European Business Law. Her second book “Transaction Banking and the Impact of Regulatory Change: Basel III and other challenges for the global economy” (Palgrave MacMillan) was published in October 2014.
Executive Director, Financial Markets Development Department | Monetary Authority of Singapore
Bernard heads the Financial Markets Development Department. The Financial Markets Development Department aims to promote a vibrant financial market in Singapore, with a focus on developing capital market products and solutions, growing the asset management and insurance sectors, and fostering a sound and innovative technology and payments ecosystem. From 2013 to 2015, Bernard headed the International Department, which oversees MAS’ international and regional co-operation. The International Department is also responsible for developing policies to combat money laundering and terrorist financing. From 2007 to 2013, Bernard headed the Monetary Management Division. In his six years there, Bernard was responsible for implementing Singapore’s monetary policy operations, managing the Singapore dollar money market, as well as developing the government securities market. Bernard graduated from Columbia University. He earned his Bachelor of the Arts in Political Science and Master of Public Administration between 1997 and 2001. He has two corgis, aged 4 and 10.