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Deputy Director at the Payment System Policy Department, Bank Indonesia
Dr. Bastian Muzbar Zams is currently Deputy Director at the Payment System Policy Department, Bank Indonesia since April 2018 after finishing his doctoral study in economics at the University of Sydney (funded by the Australia Award Scholarship). He holds a master degree in economics from the University of Japan (grant by the Japanese Development Scholarship). He obtained his bachelor degree in Finance and Banking from the Indonesian School of Financial Economics & Banking (namely STEKPI) in Jakarta. Prior to his career in Bank Indonesia, he worked at ANZ-Panin Bank Indonesia. His Bank Indonesia career ranges from the Makassar regional office, Office of Transformation program, and Department of Internal Finance. He was also assigned at the Currency Management Department for 8 years and has significant experience in designing the cash service and management policy for Indonesia. He attended numerous seminar and conferences in the currency management as well as heavily involved for the technical discussion among other particular central banks.
Regional Manager, South Asia & Australia, Know Your Customer
Anthony Ginolin is Know Your Customer’s Regional Manager for the South Asia & Australia Region. After starting his career in his native France, Anthony has lived and worked in Canada, China, Hong Kong and, currently, Singapore. Anthony spent close to a decade in the LegalTech industry where he advised a variety of organizations on how to efficiently leverage forensic and investigation technology to deal with major litigations and audits. This unique combination of technology and regulatory expertise led Anthony to make a natural move into the highly innovative and fast-growing RegTech and compliance management solution space. Thanks to his deep understanding – gained across multiple jurisdictions - of the risks and challenges connected to weak regulatory compliance, Anthony now guides Know Your Customer’s clients throughout the whole KYC/AML digitization journey, adapting each RegTech implementation to businesses’ specific needs and circumstances.
Presales Manager APAC, Bottomline
Tony's responsibilities as Enterprise Pre-Sales Manager in Bottomline Technologies is to advise Financial Institutions and Organisation on Financial Messaging solutions that are compliant and future proof. He has almost two decades of experience in various complex integration projects and is currently responsible for the continuous growth of the APAC market. His professional profile carved from both the public and private sector which includes the NHS and VISA Europe.
Vibhu Arya, Head of South East Asia, iPayLinks
Vibhu has built and led cross functional teams to deliver seminal strategic partnerships to build, launch and scale eCommerce and ePayments businesses. He leverages his experience of working with large listed institutions (Citi, GE, Adyen) as well as, fast paced, competitive unicorn start-up environments (FreeCharge, Snapdeal - Softbank & Temasek funded). Well-connected across the financial services industry in South Asia, he builds and leverages relationships to build win-win partnerships pivotal to meeting business and strategic goals. https://www.linkedin.com/in/vibar/ https://twitter.com/vibwho
Business Development Manager, One Identity
Rubini Mohan is Business Development Manager for One Identity, a technology company specialising in Digital Identity & Financial Compliance solution. In this role, she is responsible to promote the solution adoption by banking, financial services, insurance and Fintech companies. Before One Identity, she worked at CIMB Bank, UOB Bank and ECS Fin, a US based Fintech firm providing solutions on the Banking and Financial Services industry. Rubini holds MBA in Finance & Marketing
Chief Financial Officer, DANA Indonesia
Yattha is the CFO of DANA. Yattha has more than 12 years of experience in banking industry and was an audit partner in one of Big Four Accounting Firms. He worked both in Indonesia and overseas. “To improve people’s lives is to improve their financials, proud to be part of DANA in improving people’s lives.”
Executive Vice President, Products & Innovation Asia Pacific, MasterCard
Sandeep Malhotra is Executive Vice President of Products & Innovation, Asia Pacificfor Mastercard. In this role, he is responsible for product development and management, including commercialization of payment solutions that create a sustainable competitive advantage for MasterCard and its customers across Asia Pacific.This includes Mastercard consumer and commercial products across Debit, Credit, Prepaid, Commercial, Payments Gateway, Processing, Acceptance, New Payment Flows and Digital Platforms & Labs. Prior to his current role, Sandeep was instrumental in defining and executing Mastercard’s real-time account-based payments strategy. From being business lead for the acquisition Vocalink (UK-based ACH infrastructure provider), through to the creation of Pay-by-Account and Bill Pay products, he has championed new payment flows which aim to introduce choice for stakeholders. Sandeep has been with Mastercard for the past 22 years, and has held a wide variety of roles with increasing responsibility. He has a proven talent for bringing innovative technologies to market, which require persistence and persuasion, by applying broad set of knowledge and expertise gained from working in various areas including digital payments, mobile payments joint venture (with Smart Hub in Philippines), network products and software development & solutions engineering arms of O&T. As an avid inventor, he has contributed to many enhancements to Mastercard's core systems and network. Sandeep earned a Bachelor of Science from the Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur, Master of Science from University of Missouri-Rolla, Masters of Science from University of Missouri-St. Louis and a Master of Business Administration from Washington University in St. Louis.
Principal Director | Accenture Consulting Singapore
Olivier has been a C-Level Banking executive with 20+ years of experience in Corporate banking (cash and liquidity management, trade finance, credit/loans, deposits) across APAC, Europe and the US. Olivier led numerous transformation programs and target operating model design and implementation in operations, client service and sales support for corporate banking. Olivier leads Accenture’s Corporate Banking for ASEAN.
Global Head of Payments and Receivables, Standard Chartered Bank
Judy Bei is the Global Head of Payments and Receivables at Standard Chartered Bank. Based in Singapore, Judy has more than 15 years experience in cash management in the United States and in Asia. Prior to joining Standard Chartered, Judy was in various global and regional leadership roles at Citigroup in New York, managing institutional and consumer transaction banking products. She launched the world’s first open loop transit payment platform in New York and advised Fortune 500 corporations on cash management needs. At the beginning of her career, Judy spent four years in management consulting helping multi-national corporations develop growth strategies. Judy was born in China and possesses an MBA degree from Harvard Business School. She has three daughters and enjoys spending time with friends and family.
Associate Director -Telecoms & Payments Strategy - ICT APAC, Frost & Sullivan
Quah Mei Lee is an Associate Director with the Frost & Sullivan ICT practice. She leads Mobile & Wireless Research for Asia-Pacific. Her area of expertise lies in telecoms and payments strategy and she has completed several key strategy projects for leading mobile network operators in the region. Supported by her expert team, she drives thought leadership in telecoms and payments strategy and mobile digital services research.
Head of Payment System Office, The Thai Bankers’ Association
Mr. Yos Kimsawatde is the Head of Payment System Office (PSO) under The Thai Bankers’ Association. In this role, he is responsible for all aspects of promoting Thailand’s Payment Roadmap with a major focus on Digital Payments. He works closely with the Bank of Thailand and is one of the members in the National e-Payment Committee.
Sales & Marketing Manager, AsiaPay
Johannes Marbun, Sales & Marketing Manager of AsiaPay Indonesia, With background in both Sales and Hospitality Management, Johannes is responsible for the development of key account and gaining new merchant for hospitality business across Indonesia. He is striving to promote the e-Payment industry and devoted to providing e-Payment IT solutions and assistance to international or local brand hotels and other business to develop e-Payment service. Johannes received his Diploma of Hospitality Management degree and Bachelor of Communication Science from University of North Sumatera in Indonesia.
Senior Director, Payments Markets, ASEAN, SWIFT
Tan Nyat Chuan currently holds the position of Senior Director, Payments Markets, ASEAN at SWIFT. He engages stakeholders in the ASEAN region on a wide spectrum of payments-related areas and is involved in strategic planning and development of new initiatives. He joined SWIFT in July 2019 after leaving the Central Bank of Malaysia, where he was at for 32 years. During his career at the Central Bank, he has worked in Banking Supervision, Treasury Risk Management, and Payments Policy, and was also its Chief Audit Executive. Tan’s last position with the Central Bank was Assistant Governor and he had oversight responsibility for its Finance, Digital and Technology, Cyber Security, Payments Oversight and Development areas. He has also served as a non-executive board member and a member of the Board Audit and Risk Committee of Payments Network Malaysia Sdn. Bhd. Tan holds a Master of Business Administration from Manchester Business School, in the United Kingdom.
Managing Director, Pioneer Consulting Asia-Pacific
Virat Patel is the Managing Director of Pioneer Consulting Asia-Pacific, a management consultancy specialising in digital developments and disruption in telecoms, media, epayments and ecommerce. He is based in Singapore. He has extensive experience in business strategy, business planning, market entry and business operations across Asia-pacific and Europe, advising both incumbents and challenger service providers. Recently, he has led research into digital innovations in China and India, and into the changing online habits of consumers in Singapore, Thailand, Malaysia, Philippines, Laos, Vietnam, Myanmar, China and India. Virat is a Chartered Engineer, a member of Institution of Engineering and Technology, UK, and he has studied Corporate Finance at London Business School.
VP of Strategy, YeePay Inc.
Mr. Liao joined YeePay Inc. in 2015, and served as VP of Strategy in charge of Strategy, Business Analysis, Financial Innovation, Cross-border Payment, and BU of Insurance, Education etc. He has formalized the H2 Strategy of YeePay, in order to reinforce the leading position of YeePay in vertical payment solutions, and incubate more value-added services for the next stage. Mr. Liao was co-founder of several Internet star-ups before He joined YeePay. Mr. Liao has a Bachelor degree in Automatic Control from Tsinghua University, and a Master degree in Biomedical Engineering from Johns Hopkins University.
Head of Regulatory Relations, APAC & Middle East, Ripple
Sagar is Head of Regulatory Relations for APAC and Middle East at Ripple, a payment technology company named one of the 50 Smartest Companies by MIT and the recipient of the World Economic Forum’s Technology Pioneer Award. Sagar manages Ripple’s relations with central banks and policy-makers across APAC and Middle East, focusing on payment innovation and virtual currency policy. Prior to Ripple, Sagar spent 9+ years in the banking industry across multiple functions including technology, strategy, risk and government affairs. Sagar holds an MBA from INSEAD Business School, where he founded and presided over the INSEAD Fintech Club. He was recognized as one of India's top young business leaders by The Economic Times, India's largest selling financial daily.
Managing Director, Asia Pacific, SWIFT
Edward (Eddie) Haddad is a senior manager with global experience, having worked in the UK, US and Asia Pacific. He is presently the Managing Director of SWIFT, Asia Pacific. His current role sees him managing the commercial activities within the six sub- regions in Asia Pacific for SWIFT, and serving over 2,000 clients including financial institutions, corporates, asset managers, market infrastructures and central banks. He joined SWIFT in 2013 and helped to double the size of SWIFT business in Asia by 2018. Eddie is also a director of SWIFT India, a joint venture with SWIFT and nine leading Indian banks, and developed SWIFT’s China strategy. Prior to joining SWIFT, Eddie held a variety of senior management roles at Reuters and Thomson Reuters including managing ASEAN, India, Australia and Japan. During this time, he also helped establish and sat on a number subsidiary boards within the group. With more than 20 years of experience in the financial services industry, Eddie has held a number of senior leadership roles across multiple disciplines, including sales and marketing, general management and finance. Eddie holds a Bachelor’s Degree from Monash University and he is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia.
Head of Compliance and Government Relations, Grab Financial Group
Ser-Jin Lee is the Head of Compliance and Government Relations for Grab Financial Group, leading a pan-ASEAN team overseeing compliance and public affairs in the financial regulatory spheres. Prior to joining Grab, Ser-Jin worked at the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS), holding portfolios spanning international relations, monetary policy implementation, regulatory compliance and financial centre development. His leadership highlights included heading the Asia Pacific and Middle East desk responsible for cultivating bilateral and multilateral relationships, and also spending three years as the head of MAS' New York office. Ser-Jin holds postgraduate and bachelor degrees from the London School of Economics and the University of Chicago respectively.
Director – Payments Markets Initiatives, Asia Pacific, SWIFT
Rahul is a Director for Payments Markets Initiatives for the Asia Pacific region, and responsible for a range of SWIFT’s strategic payments innovation initiatives in the region. These include instant payments (both domestic and cross-border), regional payments integration, emerging technology trials, payment infrastructure renewals, new business models, fintech engagement along with global payments innovation (SWIFT gpi).In his previous career, Rahul has undertaken leadership roles with banking, payments, fintech and consulting firms, and worked extensively across Asia Pacific, the Middle East and Europe in diverse engagements. Prior to joining SWIFT, Rahul was Head of APAC Financial Services Practice and Strategic Projects for NTT Data, where he established the regional banking & payments practice and led strategic regional initiatives in APAC, including R&D projects. Previously, Rahul has played a lead role in core transformation programs for global banks as part of Accenture’s Financial Services practice and in Banking &Payments Product Management roles with FIS, CSC. Rahul’s early career included Product Management for the online cross-border remittances portfolio of ICICI Bank (India’s largest private sector bank), and leading Retail Banking & Digital Channels program portfolio for the Royal Bank of Scotland in Dubai.
Founder and CEO, Women in Payments
Kristy Duncan is the founder and CEO of Women in Payments. This growing professional network unites women in payments from around the globe with a shared vision of gender parity. Women in Payments supports women’s career development through its conferences, award and mentorship programs, and by hosting a growing online community. Kristy is an avid supporter of her fellow female trailblazers, as investor and advisor to three women-led fintechs – FI.SPAN, Digital Retail Apps, and Thrive Savings. As a respected leader in the field, she’s judged several accelerators, fintech contests, and global awards programs. Before founding Women in Payments, Kristy was a leading payments and fintech consultant for global financial institutions, payment networks, tech firms, and more. Prior to that, she held leadership positions at a tier one Canadian bank in global transaction banking, treasury, finance, and operations. Always inspiring and insightful, Kristy is a sought-after speaker, advisor, and mentor. Innovate Finance and Lloyds Bank named Kristy to their Women in Fintech Power List in 2018 and 2017. Lattice 80 named her to their Global 100 Power Women in Fintech List in 2019 and 2018. Perhaps her greatest pride comes from inspiring the next generation of female leaders, as she mentors women in their early and mid-career levels in Canada and Brazil. Kristy holds a Bachelor of Applied Science and Engineering from the University of Toronto, and a Certified Cash Manager designation.
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)
Director, Financial Stability and Supervision / Payment and Settlement Systems, The SEACEN Centre
Glenn joined the SEACEN Centre in April 2017 after a long career as an international financial sector supervision and regulation advisor. Working under contract with the United States Agency for International Development, the International Monetary Fund, and the World Bank Group, Glenn has held long-term advisory positions in banking supervision and macroprudential supervision at central banks in Kazakhstan, Ukraine, Bulgaria, Afghanistan, Jordan, and Bangladesh, where his main areas of focus have been: accounting, reporting, and off-site supervision; the legal and regulatory framework for sound banking; problem bank reform, restructuring, and resolution; and macroprudential supervision. Along the way, Glenn has alsoacquired expertise in several aspects of financial inclusion, such as microfinance and mobile banking. He has an extensive training background, having developed and delivered numerous courses for the National Bank of Ukraine, Da Afghanistan Bank, and Bangladesh Bank. Glenn is also a recognized trainer in the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation’s Financial Regulators Training Initiative. Prior to relocating overseas in 1995, Glenn worked in his native United States as an Economic Analyst and Economist for the Federal Home Loan Bank of San Francisco and later as a Regulatory Policy Analyst, Financial Analyst, and Manager of Financial Analysis for the U.S. Department of Treasury’s Office of Thrift Supervision, West Region Office. Glenn holds a master’s degree in Economics from the University of Chicago, and a bachelor’s degree in Economics from Carleton College (Northfield, Minnesota).
Editor at PaymentsCompliance
John leads PaymentsCompliance's award-winning editorial team. He joined as a reporter in 2015 and has been editor since 2016. John covers regulatory and legal developments that have an impact on payments businesses, including banks, processors, e-money institutions, acquirers and card schemes. Within Europe, key topics include PSD2 and its supporting secondary legislation, as well as the 4th and 5th AMLD, GDPR and the Interchange Fee Regulation. John has also written and edited at Blockchain Briefing, and contributed to sister publication GamblingCompliance as well as numerous specialist industry publications.
Deputy Director, Financial Development and Innovation Department, Bank Negara Malaysia
Yip Kah Kit joined Bank Negara Malaysia in 2007. During his tenure with the Central Bank, he had served as a Legal Analyst and a Prosecuting Officer in the Legal Department. He joined the Payment Systems Policy Department in May 2013 and is responsible for developing policies to foster development of the country’s payment systems, including to spearhead the country’s migration to e-payments. He is currently a Deputy Director at the Financial Development and Innovation Department. He also holds a Bachelor of Laws Degree from the London School of Economics and Political Science, United Kingdom.
Director of Sales Asia, HPS
Mehdi Bennani heads the sales for HPS in Asia. HPS is a leading payment software company providing electronic payment solutions for financial institutions, processors and national switches all around the world. Through our all-in-one platform used by more than 400 issuers, acquirers and national switches, we process any card type (credit, debit, prepaid, loyalty, corporate and fuel) via any channel (ATM, POS, internet and mobile) for any kind of merchant.
Senior Manager, Payment Networks, PPRO
An Lu is Senior Manager for Payment Networks at PPRO in Singapore where he is responsible for developing PPRO’s payment network in the APAC region. An started his journey in the payments industry with an engineering role at PPRO in Germany. He has since held roles in project management, product management and business development. He has recently moved to Asia to establish PPRO’s office in Singapore. An holds a Master of Science degree in Computer Science from the Technical University of Munich (TUM), Germany.
Head of Product, Fave
Khuan Yew is the Head of Product at Fave, looking after merchant platforms, payments, ordering and financial services as well as third party integrations. Fave envisions a world where offline businesses are digitally empowered and aims to accelerate the transition of offline world to the digital economy by putting growth at the center of merchants. Prior to Fave, Khuan Yew was the Head of Retail Payments Platform (RPP) at PayNet. He managed product development, project management, marketing and partnerships as well as operations teams to implement the national-initiative DuitNow transfer service across financial institutions to facilitate sending and receiving of money to registered IDs of individuals and businesses such as MyKad/passport number, mobile number and Business Registration Number. Khuan Yew was also the key person behind the product rethink, rebuild and redesign of the new Maybank app and Maybank QRPayBiz with more than 2.6 mil monthly active users and 250,000 merchants respectively today. He received the Best Employee - Young Maybanker Award in 2017. Before joining Maybank, Khuan Yew was an E-Business Consultant in Cyber Village, having implemented Retail and Corporate Internet Banking as well as Mobile Banking solutions for CIMB Bank and Hong Leong Bank. Khuan Yew was a first-class Computer Science scholar from RMIT University.
Head of Treasury Services Malaysia & Vietnam, JP Morgan
Jeroen Kok is based in Kuala Lumpur and heads Treasury Services for Malaysia and Vietnam. In this role, he is responsible for all cash and liquidity management needs of J.P. Morgan’s Financial Institutions, Insurance Companies, Multi National Corporates and Local Corporates. Previously, Jeroen was based in Singapore, working in J.P. Morgan Treasury Solutions team as a Senior Consultant to corporate clients across APAC. Jeroen has over twenty years of global transaction banking experience, having worked in Europe, North America and Asia for several years each. He has fulfilled different roles in product development, sales, implementation and service, supporting CFO’s, treasury organisations and shared service centres on all types of optimisation initiatives around global payments, receivables and liquidity solutions. Before joining J.P. Morgan in 2011, Jeroen was with Deutsche Bank for over ten years and ABN Amro for more than 3 years. Jeroen holds a BSc from HES Amsterdam School of Business and is a Certified Treasury Professional. Jeroen is a Dutch national, married and has two kids.
Executive Vice President, BTPN Bank
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 6 years with BTPN, Iwan’s 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.
President & Chief Executive Officer Philippine Clearing House Corporation
Emmanuel ‘Noel’ Enriquez Barcena is President and CEO of the Philippine Clearing House Corporation (PCHC). As President and CEO, he is responsible in providing strategic leadership in implementing electronic clearing and settlements system for the banking industry in the Philippines. He has been with the clearing house for over 30 years and was instrumental in converting the country’s check clearing system from the conventional physical check clearing to check image presentment under a full check truncation system. He also played a role in the country’s adoption of the national retail payment system or NRPS. He introduced PCHC’s electronic peso clearing system or EPCS which was earlier upgraded to ISO20022 to be the platform for the Philippine EFT System and Operations Network or PESONet ACH under the NRPS framework. Prior to his appointment as President and CEO, he was Vice President for Operations and it was during his stint as Head of Operation when he took the lead in taking over and migrating the manual regional clearing operations into the electronic check clearing ecosystem. He is fondly called P-Noel by his colleagues at the Bankers Institute of the Philippines (BAIPHIL), where he became its 65th President. During his term as president, he adopted the theme “Empowering the Banking Industry through Continuing Education, Innovation and Research“ for he believed that empowerment needs to be institutionalized in the light of digitalization, stiff competition and heightened risks due to fast changing operational and regulatory landscape. Noel’s banking background stemmed from his joining one of the biggest savings banks in the country. He was a working student in his early college days and right after getting a degree in Business Management at the Colegio de San Juan de Letran, was included in the Management Development Program of the bank. This is where he learned the ropes of banking and IT operations. He also completed his Master’ Degree in Business Administration in the same school. Today and under the banner of PCHC, he is now overseeing the pilot testing with Landbank of the Philippines and 4 other private financial institutions, payments to government (P2G) via the PayGate. PayGate is a locally developed domestic fund transfer interface that is believed to spawn another innovation in digital payments between government/merchants and the public. PayGate is expected to be launched this year with more bank participants and on the government side, the Bureau of Internal Revenue and 2 to 3 other government agencies.
Head of APAC Card Product at TransferWise
Mr Surendra Chaplot (LinkedIn profile) is Head of APAC Card Product at TransferWise. He is responsible for, among other things, the regional roll out of the TransferWise Debit Card, the newest product offering in TransferWise’s fastest growing market. He joined TransferWise in 2018 as a senior member of the Product team and is based in the APAC head office in Singapore. Surendra co-founded two start-ups early in his career. He has extensive experience leading product teams in tech companies across India and Southeast Asia. He has also spoken at a number of tech conferences, including SaaStock Asia in 2019.
Co-founder and Chief Legal Officer, Xfers
Samson Leo, 32, heads the Legal, Risk, and Compliance departments of Xfers and also focuses on the other internal support services such as Human Resources and Finance. He strategises practical and commercial-centric solutions to ensure that the company’s products, services and business processes meet clients’ requirements while remaining compliant with relevant regulations. He led a cross-departmental working group which successfully obtained MAS approval in 2019 for Xfers to become a widely accepted stored value facility , one of only five in Singapore. Samson’s compliance leadership was also recognised in 2018 when the Singapore Police Force awarded Xfers for its continued efforts in protecting and recovering clients’ money in the spate of cybercrime and scams. In the area of fintech, Samson has given various talks and workshops at the ASEAN Regulatory Summit 2018 and the Singapore Fintech Festival 2018 in collaboration with Thomson Reuters and Refinitiv. He also participated in panel discussions such as that in the UK Government’s Compliance & Transparency Week. Prior to co-founding Xfers, Samson was a corporate lawyer in WongPartnership LLP, where he worked on capital markets and financial regulatory matters. He graduated from the National University of Singapore with a Bachelor of Laws and was called to the Singapore Bar in 2012.
Joint Director, Bangladesh Bank
Md. Nazrul Islam is a Certified Expert in Risk Management (CERM) and is working as a Joint Director of Bangladesh Bank (BB), the Central Bank of Bangladesh . Since joining in 2003, he has bagged excellences by working over fifteen years on Risk Management, Internal Capital Adequacy Assessment Process (ICAAP) Evaluation, Bank & Financial Institutions Monitoring and Supervision. He is passionate to work on Knowledge Management at central bank for integrating innovation through formulation of Banking Policy. He is also a Toastmaster by passion, a professional speaker and trainer. He promotes Creative Thinking, Innovation and Development through Policy Support. For more Please Visit : www.nazrulin.com
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.
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.