Here are the people shaping finance across the Asian region in 2016 and beyond. We salute these inspirational leaders and innovators!

From Seoul to Sydney, Mumbai to Manila, and everywhere in between, there are great people in every kind of market making a difference.

We’ve scoured the region and our network for those people currently making a huge dent in the industry – transforming their bank, or building a new disruptive customer experience; investing in the best new FinTech ideas or bringing people together. Whatever they do, they have the passion, drive and vision to make Asia the most exciting FinTech region on the planet.

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You’ll meet many of these leaders at the 2016 Fintech Finals Conference in Hong Kong, on January 25-26. Book your tickets today.

COLLATED BY

RobFindlay

ROB FINDLAY
CO-FOUNDER & CEO
NEXT BANK & FF16
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MARKUS GNIRCK
CO-FOUNDER & COO
STARTUPBOOTCAMP FINTECH
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Adrian Seto

Director – FinTech Innovation, Asia Pacific
Accenture
HONG KONG

Adrian started his career in Entertainment & Media and developed extensive experience in the three pillars of entertainment – film, music and television. In depth understanding of distribution, licensing, rights and content valuation with focus on strategic planning and business development in both traditional as well as digital media. He now has the opportunity to lead and design an incubator/accelerator program for Accenture that connects FinTech start-ups and global financial services firms in Asia Pacific.

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Adrianna Tan

Founder/CEO
Wobe
SINGAPORE

Adrianna works on the intersection of tech, content and social. From founding and growing tech startups in Southeast Asia to starting and running non-profits in India, she believes strongly that technology and social good can and should go together. In 2014, she founded Wobe, an innovative take on financial services for the low income segment of Southeast Asia. Headquartered in Jakarta and Singapore, Wobe will put the power of micro-entrepreneurship into the hands of millions, with the support of one of the largest telcos in the region. In 2015, she was named “Power Women in FinTech”​, as well as “Top Female Entrepreneur 2015”.

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Ajay Banga

CEO
Mastercard
SINGAPORE

Ajay Banga is president and chief executive officer of MasterCard and a member of its board of directors. Mr Banga is a member of President Obama’s Advisory Committee for Trade Policy and Negotiations. He is chairman of the US India Business Council and a member of the U.S.-India CEO Forum. He is a graduate of Delhi University and the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad.

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Ajay Hattangdi

CEO
Innoven Capital
INDIA

Ajay Hattangdi is the Chief Executive Officer, Managing Director of India and South East Asia, and Director at InnoVen Capital India. Hattangdi has worked in a variety of relationship and industry specialist functions within corporate and investment banking spanning technology, media, life-sciences, and automobile sectors. Hattangdi has a Master’s degree in Banking and Finance from Mumbai University, as well as a Master’s degree in Business Administration from the State University of New York at Buffalo, and has a Bachelor’s degree in Commerce from Sydenham College.

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Alex Scandurra

CEO
Stone & Chalk
AUSTRALIA

Alex is focussed on helping high potential FinTech startups accelerate and scale globally relevant businesses and is the founding CEO of Stone & Chalk which is fast becoming Asia’s prominent FinTech Innovation Hub. Previous to his current role Alex was co-founder of the Techstars Accelerator Program with Barclays, he launched the ‘Escalator’ entrepreneur hub in London and was also behind a major Open Innovation program which saw hundreds of start-ups pitch to win commercial projects with large organisations. Alex has also previously worked with Nokia for 7 years and Lend Lease alongside several years in Australian Army.

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Alex Twigg

Group Head of Services
Woolworths
AUSTRALIA

After 12 years in retail banking and mortgage lending in the UK Alex joined the Egg Bank launch team in 2000. In 2004, Santa Fe, Egg’s next generation banking platform subsidiary was acquired by Keane Inc and Alex lead his team to New York to create Keane’s Customer Experience Technology Practice, helping to shape the direct banking and delivery strategies of Fidelity, Citigroup, Etrade plus many other Fortune 500 clients. In Jan 2008 Alex brought his wife and three children to Australia, to leverage his experience and co-ordinate the launch of NAB’s direct banking arm UBank, which he now heads up.

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Amran Hassan

Head of Corporate Development and Innovation
Maybank
MALAYSIA

Amran Hassan is the Head of Corporate Development and Innovation, a department within the Office of the President CEO. He is responsible for raising the bar in Innovation across Maybank group and has driven industry-wide initiatives like #MaybankFintech which hopes to make Maybank a central player for the FinTech community in the region. He was formally a Partner in Accenture, leading Technology Consulting in Malaysia and Infrastructure in Southeast Asia.

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Andrew Corbett-Jones

Head
Tyro FinTech Hub
AUSTRALIA

After 12 years in retail banking and mortgage lending in the UK Alex joined the Egg Bank launch team in 2000. In 2004, Santa Fe, Egg’s next generation banking platform subsidiary was acquired by Keane Inc and Alex lead his team to New York to create Keane’s Customer Experience Technology Practice, helping to shape the direct banking and delivery strategies of Fidelity, Citigroup, Etrade plus many other Fortune 500 clients. In Jan 2008 Alex brought his wife and three children to Australia, to leverage his experience and co-ordinate the launch of NAB’s direct banking arm UBank, which he now heads up.

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Anju Patwardhan

Chief Innovation Officer
Standard Chartered Bank
SINGAPORE

Anju Patwardhan is Group Chief Innovation Officer for Standard Chartered Bank. In this role, she leads the Bank’s strategic innovation agenda and is responsible for driving a strategic and sustainable approach on the use of emerging technologies and data science solutions. she has held various leadership positions including Group Head for Risk Innovation, Global Head for Risk Appetite, Chief Risk Officer for Singapore and Global Chief Operating Officer for Consumer Banking Risk, and has managed large global teams of over 4,500 people across 36 countries.Anju received a Bachelor of Technology degree from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) and earned a Post-graduate degree in Business Management at the Indian Institute of Management (IIM).

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Antony Lewis

Blockchain & Bitcoin Expert
Bitsonblocks
SINGAPORE

Antony was the Business Development Director, Asia for itBit, a venture capital funded bitcoin exchange with offices in Singapore and New York. Antony’s previous roles include leading a team of FX trading software developers at Credit Suisse, and market-making in FX as a G10 spot trader in London for Barclays Capital. Prior to that, Antony was a business strategy consultant at OC&C Strategy Consultants in London.Antony holds a BA and MA in Natural Sciences from Cambridge University (Gonville and Caius College).

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Anurag Shah 

Co-Founder & CEO
Aureus Analytics
INDIA

Anurag has worked across Application Development, Operations and New Markets for 17 years. He was the founding member and CEO of EdVenture prior to joining the leadership team at Omnitech, where he served as the COO and Head of Global Operations. Aureus Analytics is Anurag’s second startup venture. Anurag is a Business Management graduate from Narsee Monji Institute of Management Studies (NMIMS), Mumbai and Indian School of Business (ISB), Hyderabad.

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Aung Kyaw Moe

Founder/CEO
2C2P
THAILAND

Aung Kyaw Moe is the Founder and Group CEO of 2C2P; a full-range payment solutions company revolutionizing payments for Southeast Asia’s eCommerce and mCommerce industries. 2C2P has offices in Singapore, Thailand, Indonesia, Philippine and Cambodia. Before his endeavour with 2C2P, Aung founded Paysbuy. It is often deemed as the Paypal of Thailand and was successfully acquired by DTAC in 2007. He is also the founder and CEO of SinaptIQ; Thailand’s leading payment processing company and top provider of 3DSecure and payment security solutions.

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Ben & Toby Heap 

Co-Founders
H2 Ventures
AUSTRALIA

Ben Heap is a Founding Partner of H2 Ventures. He was formerly the Managing Director & CEO of AWI Limited; and prior to that the CEO of UBS Global Asset Management in Australia. He has over 22 years of financial services and investment experience in Australia and the United States. During his tenure at UBS, he was a Director of the Financial Services Council and Co-Chaired the FSC’s Global Markets Board Committee.

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Toby Heap is a Founding Partner at H2 Ventures. Prior to that, he was the Managing Director of AWI Ventures, the fintech VC arm of AWI Limited where he launched the AWI fintech accelerator. Previously, Mr. Heap founded Blackle. He is a member of the Australian Securities and Investment Commission’s Digital Finance Advisory Committee.

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Bert-Jan van Essen

Founder & CEO
Dragon Wealth
SINGAPORE

Bert-Jan van Essen is co-founder and CEO of Dragon Wealth. Prior to this, Bert-Jan was CIO for private banking at Credit Suisse in APAC. In this role he expanded across geographies, working with the leadership team in APAC to expand into four new locations: India, Taiwan, Australia and Japan. He also focused on the business, by driving top-line growth through the introduction of new client capabilities and an improved bottom line by driving down development costs and improving employee efficiency. In addition, Bert-Jan assessed mergers, by overseeing the IT part of M&A deals to improve the footprint in existing locations, and he improved the client experience and profitability by introducing online advisory capabilities and drastically increasing the quality of client reporting.

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Billie-Jo Dixon

Director
Bovill Asia
SINGAPORE

Billie-Jo is a Director at Bovill Asia (www.bovill.com), a specialist regulatory financial consultancy. Based in Singapore, she helps firms to get licensed by MAS, and then is there to advise and support them in meeting their ongoing requirements. She also helps Asian firms with the regulatory obligations arising from doing business in Europe. Previously in-house at Merrill Lynch and ABN AMRO, and since 2007 at Bovill in the UK. Billie-Jo made the move to Singapore in 2015.

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Brad Jones

CEO
Wave Money
MYANMAR

Brad Jones is the Chief Executive Officer of Wave Money. Previously Brad headed mobile money and innovation for Visa in Asia Pacific, the Middle East, North & West Africa and Pakistan. He has also been a retail payments and mobile money consultant to World Bank Group and Grameen Foundation, working in a variety of markets including the Philippines, Indonesia, Bangladesh and China. Prior to Visa, Brad was the founding Managing Director of WING Cambodia, the first bank-led mobile money deployment in Asia. Brad holds a Bachelor of Commerce from Griffith University in Australia, and post-graduate business qualifications from the University of Queensland.

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Cade Tan 

Head of Innovation Partnerships & Culture, Programme & Change Management.
DBS Bank
SINGAPORE

As a member of the DBS Innovation Group, Cade is tasked to build and solidify DBS’ reputation for Asian Innovation. Her role strives to be a proliferator of ideation, insights and collaboration within the DBS network. As a team, they help link up fellow innovators from parallel and at times alternative industry players with DBS, and explore opportunities for co-creation and collaboration.

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Chanda Kochhar  

CEO & Managing Director
ICICI Bank
INDIA

Chanda Kochhar is the Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of ICICI Bank Limited, India’s largest private sector bank. She is widely recognised for her role in shaping the retail banking sector in India and for her leadership of the ICICI Group, as well as her contributions to various forums in India and globally. Chanda Kochhar is the Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of ICICI Bank Limited and she is widely recognised for her role in shaping the retail banking sector in India and for her leadership of the ICICI Group, as well as her contributions to various forums in India and globally.

Chang Chew Soon

CEO
Softspace
MALAYSIA

Chang Chew Soon is the CEO and founder of Soft Space, a multi award winning digital payments technology company with clients in several countries. He has over 14 years of experience innovating and implementing ground-breaking technology for the regional banking, financial and payments industries. Chew Soon spear-headed the creation of Soft Space’s centralised EMV level 2 payment kernel for secure card acceptance, propelling Soft Space to become the leading mPOS provider in South East Asia. Soft Space’s won several awards.

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Ching Wei Lee  

Co-Founder / CEO
iMoney
MALAYSIA

As Group CEO, Ching is responsible for the overall strategic direction and performance of the Group. Prior to founding iMoney Group, Ching was an investment consultant at a top tier consulting firm in Australia, advising retail and institutional clients ranging from A$500 million to A$5 billion in FUM. Australian educated Chinese Malaysian, Bcom, CFA, CAIA.

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Cris Topfner-Rigby

Merchant Acquiring & Payment Services Head
Coles
AUSTRALIA

Cris Topfner-Rigby is a payment executive with over 20 years experience in the industry and a background in research both in Australia and abroad. At Coles, Cris’ responsibilities include payment strategy and policy advice, operational excellence, maintenance and support of the payments eco-systems, sourcing and vendor management, as well as project delivery of payments initiatives across the diverse client base from supermarkets, liquor, petrol, general merchandise and apparel to hotel businesses. She represents Coles on a number of payments industry forums and committees at Standards Australia, Australian Payments Clearing Association and ePAL (eftpos Payments Australia Ltd). Cris is a senior member of the Australian Computer Society, Certified Professional and a graduate of the Mt. Eliza Business School.

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Danny Gilligan  

Co-Founder
Reinventure Investments
AUSTRALIA

Danny Gilligan is a Co-Founder and Managing Director Reinventure Group. Danny has worked on both sides of the table as an entrepreneur and corporate venture capital executive. Danny was Co-Founder of Gizmo Corporation a BRW Fast 50 company 2 years running and a Co-Founder of Data Republic a venture working in the emerging space of big data. He has also worked within large companies in various strategic, commercial and venture capacities dealing with the effects of digital disruption. Most recently he was Director of Digital Ventures at APN News & Media and prior to that worked in telecommunications as CFO of the Australian Consumer division of AAPT and as part of the Group Strategy and M&A function of Telecom NZ. Danny commenced his career as a Chartered Accountant at KPMG before moving into Corporate Finance.

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David Lynch

Managing Director, Technology & Operations
DBS Bank
HONG KONG

David Lynch is Managing Director and Head of Technology & Operations, Hong Kong & Mainland China of DBS Bank (Hong Kong) Limited. He joined DBS Bank (Hong Kong) in July 2013. David has held various roles with Standard Chartered Bank, including CIO for China and for Consumer Banking (Greater China), Country Head of Wholesale Banking Operations as well as Country Technology Head. David holds two Bachelor of Business degrees in Accounting and Business Administration from Monash University and the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology.

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Dondi Hananto

Founder
Kinara
INDONESIA

Dondi Hananto is a Founder at Kinara Indonesia. Dondi has Banking and microfinance experience in the bag, and now would like to learn more about business other than the money part. Dondi is also a co-founder of Comma co-working space, co-founder of Wujudkan.com, and GM Sales & Distribution (Microfinance Project) at Sampoerna Strategic.

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Dusan Stojanovic  

CEO
True Global Ventures
SINGAPORE

Dusan was awarded the Business Angel of the Year award in Europe in 2013 by EBAN (European Business Angel Network). He was also nominated as one of four Business Angels of the Year in Europe 2009 by EBAN. He has worked for more than 20 years within Business Development primarily in E-payments/E-Commerce and financial services.

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Edge Zarrella

Partner
KPMG
HONG KONG

Egidio (Edge) is the Global Partner in Charge of the IT Advisory Practice at KPMG. Edge brings a career spanning more than 19 years in IT advisory. His specialisations include IT strategy and governance, sourcing and IT Projects. His key clients have included companies in Australia, Asia-Pacific and Globally. Edge has been an advisor in numerous areas including IT due diligence in corporate acquisitions, off shoring and outsourcing, IT strategy.Edge has also significant Asia Pacific experience in the countries such as Singapore, Malaysia, India, Japan, Thailand, Philippines and Hong Kong/ China. Edge is committed to proactive thought leadership and is the trusted advisor of many regional and global companies’ executives. He is a keynote speaker at many conferences worldwide in the sourcing and IT strategy and governance space.Edge received his Bachelor of Arts in Accountancy from the University of South Australia. He is also an alumni of the Harvard Business School having completed an executive masters programme while working with KPMG. He is also a member of a number of major professional bodies including Australian Institute of Company Directors, Institute of Internal Auditors, and Information Systems Audit and Control Association. He is also a Chartered Accountant in Australia.

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Eric Tachibana  

Amazon Web Services Professional Services Area Practice Manager APAC, China, and Japan
Amazon
SINGAPORE

Currently, Eric Tachibana runs the Asia Professional Services Practice for Amazon Web Services. In this role, Eric helps large enterprise customers across Asia with the organizational transformations necessary to deliver maximum benefits from the Cloud. Previous to his role at Amazon, Eric was the Asia Pacific COO for UBS, across the Investment Banking, Wealth Management, and Asset Management Chief Technology Office where he was responsible for the management of Innovation, Enterprise Architecture & Strategy, and Enterprise Social Networks. Before UBS, Eric was with Bank of America Merrill Lynch where he served as APAC Technology and Operations COO. Prior to his years in banking, Eric was an entrepreneur, focusing on the financial services space for over 14 years – creating, building, and eventually exiting, successful small and mid-sized companies in Silicon Valley, Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, and the U.K. Today Tachibana continues his entrepreneurial endeavors as a regional angel investor, strategic adviser, and mentor for young, developing entrepreneurs.

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Felimy Greene

Regional Head, Digital Banking
Citi
SINGAPORE

Felimy is leading Citi’s regional digital development and operations, as well as many customer engagement programs. Previously he was Head of Pipeline in the Innovation team at ANZ Bank, and has previously worked at JP Morgan and Citi in the US and the UK.

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Frank Troise  

Managing Member
SOHO Capital
SINGAPORE

As a globally recognized FinTech expert, Frank Troise is one of the most sought after strategists for companies worldwide. Frank has built, and successfully sold, several financial service companies each with a demonstrated technological advantage. His background began as a proprietary trader for a Global Fortune 50 company managing a multi-billion dollar arbitrage portfolio. Frank’s clients requested that he manage assets again and he formed a multi-family office, and asset management company in California. While in California, he founded several FinTech companies, one of which was successfully sold to a publicly traded investment bank. His FinTech work drew the attention of the financial community in Singapore and he re-located there in 2014. Frank is now focused on the next opportunity in portfolio replication. He is an advisor to several of the leading FinTech companies in SEAsia and maintains several institutional investment client relationships as their CIO.

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Ganesh Rengaswamy

Partner
Quona
INDIA

Ganesh Rengaswamy brings close to two decades of entrepreneurial experience in technology, investing and financial inclusion across India, Silicon Valley and Asia. Prior to Quona Capital, Ganesh co-managed Lok Capital and was Asia head for Unitus Inc., two of the most successful financial inclusion investors in India and Asia. Ganesh was also a founding advisor to Accion Venture Lab and Unitus Seed Fund (USF), and he serves on the investment committee of USF.

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Gerben Visser

Managing Director
Singapore FinTech Consortium
SINGAPORE

Gerben is a Co-Founder & Managing Partner at The Singapore FinTech Consortium. He is also a Managing Partner at IncubAsia Ventures and Board member of Bansea (Business Angels South East Asia), a mentor at Seedcamp, StartupBootcamp and an advisor to a number of early stage technology companies. He has gained over 12 years of international experience in private equity, mergers & acquisitions and corporate finance at RBS, Bank of America and Citigroup in Amsterdam, New York and London. He received a Masters degree in Business (Finance & Economics) from the University of Groningen in the Netherlands and dual Masters degree in Business (Finance & Economics) from SKEMA, a Grande Ecole Superieure de Commerce in France.

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Gina Heng

CEO
Marvelstone
KOREA / SINGAPORE

Gina Heng is a Co-founder/CEO of Marvelstone. Heng oversees all of Marvelstone’s portfolio companies and subsidiaries which include the firm’s affiliate accelerator, called 10K. Her expertise includes Strategy Consulting, Hedge Funds, Asset Management, Real Estate.

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Gregory Gibb

CEO
Lufax
CHINA

Mr. Gregory D. Gibb serves as the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Shanghai Lujiazui International Financial Asset Exchange Co.,Ltd. Mr. Gibb served as the Senior Vice President of Ping An Insurance (Group) Co. of China Ltd. since December 2011 until April 2013. Mr. Gibb served as the Chief Innovation Officer of the Ping An Insurance Group and Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Ping An Financial Technology since May 2011. He joined Ping An in 2011. He served as the Senior Director of McKinsey & Company and an Operating Director of Taiwan Taishin Financial Holding Co., Ltd. Mr. Gibb obtained a Bachelor’s degree in East Asian Studies from Middlebury University.

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Hai Yin

CEO
Zhong An Online
CHINA

Mr. Hai Yin, also known as Henry, is the Chief Executive Officer at Zhong An Online P&C Insurance Co., Ltd.

He LI Xin

CEO
RenRenDai
CHINA

He Lin graduated from Peking University School of Mathematics and Applied Mathematics Financial Mathematics. Worked at Deutsche Bank Direct Investment Department, served as the investment manager of BOC direct, Bohai Industrial Investment Fund Investment Manager, has extensive experience in the financial sector investments. In 2010, co-founder and partner of Internet credit services platform – all loans.

Ho Ching

CEO
Temasek Holdings
SINGAPORE

Ms. Ching Ho has been the Chief Executive Officer of Temasek Holdings (Private) Limited of Temasek Financial (I) Limited. Ho served as the Chief Executive Officer and President of Singapore Technologies Pte. Ltd. She has also been the Chairman of the Board at Chartered Semiconductor Manufacturing Ltd. She served as the Director of Defense Material Organization and Deputy Director of Defense Science Organization. Ms. Ho is a Distinguished Engineering Alumnus of the National University of Singapore and an Honorary Fellow of the Institute of Engineering, Singapore. Ms. Ho received a Bachelor of Engineering (Electrical, 1(st) class Honours) in 1976 from the University of Singapore, and the Master of Science (Electrical Engineering) in 1982 from Stanford University.

Ian Pollari

Partner
KPMG
AUSTRALIA

Ian Pollari is a partner in KPMG’s Financial Services practice and is currently the Head of KPMG’s Banking Sector in Australia, leading the firm’s banking expertise across Audit, Tax and Advisory. Ian has assisted many local and international banks and payments providers in areas such as strategy development, market entry, innovation, regulation, governance and risk management practices. Prior to joining KPMG, Ian worked at Telstra Corporation for in Strategy for Business & Government.

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James Lloyd

Head of Strategy & Corporate Development
AMP Credit Technologies
HONG KONG

James is responsible for banks sales, strategic partnerships, and corporate development activities at AMP Credit Technologies – a venture-backed alternative finance platform provider enabling banks to profitably offer unsecured loans to under-served small businesses. Prior to this, he was responsible for product strategy at Realex Payments – a bootstrapped European online payment gateway subsequently acquired by Global Payments, Inc. Prior to that, he worked in the strategy & operations team of Deloitte Consulting. James holds an MScEcon and an MA (both first class honours), and is an active participant in the fintech ecosystem in Asia: as a seed investor, startup mentor, and conference speaker.

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Jan Bellens

Partner
EY
SINGAPORE

Jan Bellens is the Global Emerging Markets and Asia-Pacific Leader for our Banking & Capital Markets Practice. He has over 18 years of top management consulting experience in global financial services. In the last decade, he has supported the executive teams of leading Asian banks in growth strategies and multi-year business transformations. He has counseled banks in defining their strategies and supported their implementation with investments, acquisitions and ambitious organic growth initiatives. Jan has a BA in Business Economics and an MBA from Insead.

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Janos Barberis

Founder
FintechHK
HONG KONG

Janos Barberis’ expertise regards the new regulatory considerations generated by the development of the FinTech Sector. He founded FinTech HK, which he established to spur Hong Kong’s FinTech eco-system. This led him to produce Hong Kong’s first FinTech report viewed over 12’000 times. He was appointed as a Senior Research Fellow at the Asian Institute of International Financial Law (at The University of Hong Kong) specifically focusing on developing regional Fintech regulatory frameworks. In parallel, Janos sits on the advisory board of the World Economic Forum’s (WEF) FinTech Committee.

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Jayne Opperman

GM Business Integration
Westpac
AUSTRALIA

Jayne Opperman has a long experience in technology within the financial sector, spanning stints at the Commonwealth Bank, Lloyd’s in the UK and more recently ANZ Bank. She has also worked at advisory firms KPMG and Pricewaterhouse Coopers.

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Jimmy Kim

Founder
Sparklabs
KOREA

Jimmy Kim is Co-founder & Partner at SparkLabs Global Ventures. Jimmy is Co-founder and President of N3N, an IoT platform company and Cisco’s first global IoT investment. Previously, Jimmy was CEO of Nexonova, a game development studio of Nexon Corp that specializes in Social Network Games. Prior to Nexonova, Jimmy served as Executive Vice President of Nexon Corp, and Head of Nexon’s Portal and Web Services. Jimmy was the founding investor and active deal adviser of Studio Ex. Jimmy received his B.S. in Bio-medical Engineering from Northwestern University, and also a M.S. in Bio-medical Engineering from Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST). Jimmy also completed the Stanford University’s Graduate School of Business’s Executive Management Program.

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Jing Xiandong

President
Ant Financial
CHINA

Mr. Xiandong Jing, also known as Eric, serves as President of Ant Financial Services at Alibaba Group Holding Limited. Mr. Jing has been with Alibaba Group since 2007.

Joe (Seunghyun Cho)

Chairman
Marvelstone
KOREA / SINGAPORE

Seunghyun Cho (Joe) is a Co-founder/Chairman of Marvelstone Partners. He ensures that the group’s resources are fully optimized. His expertise includes Private Equity, Financial Structuring, Hedge Fund Trading & Strategies, Risk Management

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John Owens

Chief of Party
USAID E-Peso
PHILIPPINES

An attorney, consultant, board member & senior advisor with more than 27 years of experience in inclusive financial services with a focus on digital financial services and payments. He is currently the Chief of Party for the USAID E-PESO project in the Philippines and was the previous Senior Advisor on Digital Financial Services & Other Financial Inclusion Policies for the Alliance for Financial Inclusion (AFI). Under AFI, he provided direct support to the Digital Financial Services Working Group, the African Mobile Phone Financial Services Policy Initiative, and represented AFI on the G20 Global Partnership for Financial Inclusion (GPFI) subgroup on Markets and Payments Systems. He has worked and lectured in all emerging market regions of the world. His areas of expertise include technical assistance, international project management, planning, designing & implementation of inclusive financial services (credit & savings products, digital finance including payments & banking) both on the policy/regulatory side as well as directly with banks, credit unions, specialized microfinance institutions, payment providers and third party e-money operators. He has managed several international projects and has written and lectured on various aspects of digital financial services, payments and financial inclusion.

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Jost Stollmann

CEO
TYRO
AUSTRALIA

Jost founded and grew the German system and network integrator, CompuNet Computer AG into a US$1B company. In 1996 he sold it to GE Capital US and led the integration and expansion of GE Capital IT Solutions across Europe. In 1998, as Federal Shadow Minister of Economy and Technology, Jost ran his successful election campaign making a significant contribution to the landslide victory of Gerhard Schröder to the Chancellorship of Germany. Then Jost commissioned an award winning 40m high performance racer-cruiser and sailed around the globe before settling in Sydney in 2004.

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JP Ellis

CEO, Chairman
Cekaja, FinTech Association Indonesia
INDONESIA

John Patrick (JP) Ellis is the founder of the financial comparison platform CekAja.com. CekAja.com is a portal of information and comparisons that are neutral and trustworthy to help the people of Indonesia to make smart financial decisions. He is Chairman at FinTech Indonesia Association. Prior to this he was Founder of Harpoon Mobile.

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Judah Hirsch

CEO
Salarium
PHILIPPINES

Judah Hirsch is the Founder and CEO at Salarium. Winning the Seedstars event in Manila, Judah will join them in Geneva to present his startup, Salarium. Judah managed 1,500 employee BPO, founded and managed Triple i Consulting, a leading business process service provider in the Philippines. At Salarium, Judah is responsible for Business Development, Sales, and ultimately everything.

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Jun Dong

Co-Founder & CEO
Jimubox
CHINA

Jun Dong is a co-founder of Jimubox.com, a financing platform for individual investors. He is also an American chartered financial analyst. Dong holds a bachelor’s degree from Yunnan University, an MBA from the University of Connecticut, and an executive MBA from China Europe International Business School.

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Joyce Phillips

CEO Global Wealth Group Managing Director, Marketing and Innovation
ANZ Bank
AUSTRALIA

During her career of over 25 years, Joyce has held a number of senior roles in banking and financial services with global and regional responsibilities. In 2014, Joyce was also appointed to the Board of Directors of Reinsurance Group of America, one of the largest life reinsurers globally, serving on the Compensation Committee and Nominating & Governance Committee. Prior to joining ANZ in 2009, Joyce was President and Chief Operating Officer at American Life Insurance Company (ALICO) a subsidiary of American International Group, Inc. (AIG), which had operations in 55 countries.

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Khailee Ng

Managing Partner
500 Startups
MALAYSIA

Khailee Ng is Managing Partner at 500 Startups. His focus areas include global expansion, managing the Southeast Asian fund, and building bridges between emerging markets and Silicon Valley. He built a news company SAYS.com (now listed in the Malaysian stock exchange as REV Asia) and e-commerce company GroupsMore (acquired by Groupon). He hopes to create tomorrow’s game-changing companies by providing people from anywhere in the world with equal access to global resources and opportunities.

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Kim Heras

General Partner
25Fifteen
AUSTRALIA

Kim is the General Partner of 25fifteen, a startup studio founded by successful entrepreneurs and industry veterans, and the organiser of Sydney’s FinTech startups meetup. Previously Kim was one of the co-founders of PushStart, a startup accelerator program in Sydney, and Director of Fishburners, Sydney’s premier co-working space. Kim has worked in the Australian tech startup community for over 10 years. Prior to this Kim was the the Community Manager, Australia & New Zealand, for MyHeritage.com, the world’s largest family-based social network.

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Lito Villanueva

VP & Head, FinTech, Digital Inclusion & Alliances
Voyager Innovations, Inc. (SMART)
PHILIPPINES

His suite of innovative fintech products and services covers a variety of industries, sectors and segments. These include digital micro-insurance, micro-savings, electronic lending for micro, small and medium enterprises, employees from both government and private sector, international remittance, G2P and D2P cash grant disbursements from international humanitarian aid agencies, mobile banking for cooperatives and microfinance institutions, even anti-fraud security solution and contactless payment products. He has partnered with a host of stakeholders such as local and global financial institutions and global development agencies. The most recent was with the Rural Bankers Association of the Philippines and the Chamber of Thrift Banks.

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Lizzie Chapman

Co-Founder & CEO 
Zest Money
INDIA

Lizzie is the Co-Founder & CEO of Zest Money and was previously executive director of DBS Digital Bank. She became the first woman to be appointed as a director to the board of IndiaMART, the online marketplace for SME players. She is responsible for strategic inputs and direction to propel the growth and development of the company. Being actively involved in the startup landscape, Lizzie also serves as an advisor to a number of companies including SME finance provider Capital Float. Lizzie started her career at Goldman Sachs in equity research and asset management. She moved to Mumbai in 2011 to start the Indian operations of Wonga.com. She has also been a founding member of the direct private investment team at The Wellcome Trust.

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Lucy Peng

CEO
Ant Financial
CHINA

Lucy previously served as Alibaba’s chief people officer, playing a leading role in formulating the human resources strategies. In March 2013, she was appointed as chief executive officer of Ant Financial Services Group. From January 2010 to February 2013, she served as chief executive officer of Alipay. Lucy graduated from Hangzhou Institute of Commerce of Zhejiang Gongshang University in 1994 with a bachelor’s degree in business administration and taught at Zhejiang University of Finance and Economics for five years after graduation.

Maggie Wu

CFO
Alibaba
CHINA

Maggie Wu handled the financial work ahead of the IPO and subsequent Hong Kong privatization of Alibaba’s international wholesale marketplace Alibaba.com in 2007-12. She was promoted to CFO when Joe Tsai was elevated to the job of vice chairman in 2013, making her the top woman in the company.

Manish Agarwal

Innovation
Kotak Mahindra
INDIA

Manish Agarwal joined Kotak Mahindra Bank in 2007 as Vice President Interactive & Innovation. He has over 19 years experience in sales & Interactive Services with prior stints with ICICI bank, where he spear headed two critical projects – One with World Bank & IBM to launch an Online tool for information, mentoring & business for Small & medium Enterprise and the other with Go Green where customers were driven to eChannels to save environment. Prior to this Manish worked with the first & biggest internet company in India – SIFY, where he was in business development for web based solutions.

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Marj Demmer

Apple Pay
Apple
AUSTRALIA

Marj is a values-driven leader with more than 15 years experience running financial services businesses. She has a track record of building strong teams that deliver step-change commercial results and innovative propositions for customers. Over the past 8 years she has developed deep cards & payments domain expertise, and has led change at both an organization and industry level.

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Matt Dill

SVP, Head of Innovation & Strategic Partnerships
Visa
SINGAPORE

Matt Dill serves as the Global Head of Innovation & Strategic Partnerships. His role at Visa focuses on identifying, developing and commercializing relationships with strategic non-FI partners capable of extending the reach and utility of Visa’s payment network on behalf of consumers, issuers and acquirers globally. Key accounts span multi-national e-commerce brands, mobile network operators, and technology platform providers and include organizations such as Apple, Google, Facebook, Vodafone, Orange, Samsung and Intel, among others.

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Matt Dooley

CEO
Connected Thinking
HONG KONG

Matt is the founder of “Connected Thinking”, providing consulting, specialist website intelligence tools and training services to help banks, insurers and other large corporations become aware, and take advantage of digital channels, modern marketing, including search and social media, so as to create sustainable commercial impact. Matt has over 20 years experience working for global banks. He was the Head of Digital Experience for HSBC’s Global Commercial BankingTeam, responsible for leading the strategic vision and business development for HSBC leveraging digital channels and differentiating the brand through a better customer experience. He pioneered HSBC’s global Internet design standards as a result of establishing the first Internet banking platform back in 2000 and driving digital marketing campaigns in Asia.

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Matt Symons

CEO
Society One
AUSTRALIA

Matt is the Chief Executive Officer and co-founder of SocietyOne. Prior to co-founding SocietyOne, Matt was the CEO of Memetrics Ltd., a profitable, rapid growth data and analytics technology business based in San Francisco. After managing the successful sale of Memetrics to Accenture in 2007, Matt spent 4 years as the Partner responsible for leading Accenture’s marketing data management and analytics team from San Francisco. Matt’s practice was centered around large-scale digital transformation projects with a focus on innovative technology adoption within the enterprise. Matt is also an active angel investor with 10 current investments and a couple of successful exists (including the sale of Quotify to Telstra in 2011). Matt graduated with a law degree from the University of Melbourne and has worked as an attorney for both Korea’s largest law firm, Kim & Chang, and one of Australia’s largest law firms, Minter Ellison.

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Melissa Wong

Executive Director, Digital Bank
DBS Bank
CHINA

Melissa Wong is the Executive Director for the Digital Bank at DBS Bank in China. Previously she was at Standard Chartered Bank, after joining the bank in 2008 as Strategy and Planning Manager for the China CIO. During her 5 year tenure, she has most recently led the Global Channel Operations & Customer Experience team from Singapore Headquarters (2012-2013), focusing on Digitization of Frontline and Back Office Processes and is currently leading the Bank’s Artificial Intelligence project – Zoe, which aims to re-invent Customer’s Banking Experience.

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Melissa Guzy

Managing Partner & Founder
Arbor Ventures
HONG KONG

Melissa, who is a founder and the Managing Partner of Arbor Ventures, has more than 25 years of experience as an entrepreneur and as a venture investor. Prior to founding Arbor, Melissa was the Managing Director, member of the Investment Committee and head of VantagePoint Asia. During her tenure at VantagePoint, she invested in early stage technology companies in both Asia and in Silicon Valley. Prior investments include Finisar, NuCore (acquired by Mediatek), Pure Digital (acquired by Cisco), Oxford Semiconductor (acquired by PLX Technology), iWatt (acquired by Dialogics). Current Board positions include Demyst.data and ExCo.

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Michael Yue

Head of Industry, Financial Services
Google
SINGAPORE

Michael leads the banking and financial services practice and is responsible for guiding top financial institutions in developing new integrated advertising strategies and digital business models. Prior to that he led the performance branding vertical in Google Canada which covered a wide range of industries including finance, retail, media, entertainment and startups. Prior to joining Google, Michael began his career at Hewlett-Packard. He’s held positions in finance, marketing, sales, business management and eventually took HP’s largest enterprise product division leading it to record profits, revenues and market share.

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Mikaal Abdulla

CEO
8 Securities
HONG KONG

Mikaal Abdulla is the co-founder and CEO of 8 Securities, Asia’s first socially networked trading portal with offices in Hong Kong and Tokyo. 8 Securities was recently selected as finalist at TechCrunch Disrupt in Beijing, a top 5 startup in Asia by Amazon Web Services and one of “7 Chinese Startups to put on the radar in 2012” by Inc. 8 Securities has closed $17M USD in funding. Prior to launching his company, Mikaal ran international marketing for E*TRADE, a global S&P 500 company, across 15 geographies. Mikaal’s international experience includes launching and managing successful businesses and products across Europe, the Middle East, Asia Pacific, India and the United States. Mikaal holds an MBA from both Columbia University and the London Business School. He writes about startups, digital marketing and UX for several Asia technology blogs and is a mentor at Chinaccelerator and Startups HK.

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Michelle Katics

CEO
BankersLab
THAILAND

Michelle is an entrepreneur and start-up mentor. Risk manager and Economist by training. She is riven by a mission to improve lending decisions, skill and wisdom in the Fintech and Banking world. Sharpening human skill will reap the rewards of FinTech innovation. In 2012 she co-founded BankersLab® (www.bankerslab.com), a startup that builds “flight simulators” for FinTech and Bankers. Their SaaS training simulation has been used by banks, credit unions, credit bureaus, training institutes and financial sector vendors from 40 countries.

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Mio Takaoka

Executive Director
Monex
JAPAN

Mio Takaoka has been General Manager of New Business Planning Office and Executive Director at Monex Group, Inc., since February 2014. Mio Takaoka has served as Manager, GMC Office; Manager, Strategic Planning Office; and Manager, Chief Executive Officer Office at Monex Group.

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Muhammad Hamayun Sajjad

Director
Digital Mobile Money
AUSTRALIA

A seasoned entrepreneur that holds various positions as board member and director at D3, Webcom, and Welkin International. With over 15 years’ experience in the mobile financial services, payments industries, and telecommunications a Technologist who has management excellence in his DNA. With a deep rooted experience in IT solutions and a 360 degrees understanding of business drivers, Hamayun has a great passion for business enhancement leveraging the powers of ICT. As an executive he served different multinational companies across Europe, US, and Asia.

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Neal Cross

Chief Innovation Officer
DBS Bank
SINGAPORE

Neal Cross is Managing Director and Chief Innovation Officer of DBS Bank and a strong advocate for innovation thinking and culture. Cross is driving the bank’s innovation agenda regionally, as DBS moves to shape the future of banking, to enhance customer experience and better engage customers in the digital landscape. Cross has more than 20 years’ experience in technology, innovation and financial services. Previous to DBS, Cross was at MasterCard, where he was responsible for driving innovation as Vice President of MasterCard Labs in the company’s Asia/Pacific, Middle East and Africa regions. Cross started working in the Asia time zone at Microsoft in Australia and later in Singapore as the financial services industry director.

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Oscar Jazdowski

Corporate Banking
Silicon Valley Bank
CHINA

Oscar Jazdowski is vice president and head of corporate banking for SPD Silicon Valley Bank, a joint venture bank in China owned by Silicon Valley Bank and Shanghai Pudong Development Bank. Jazdowski has over 25 years experience of financing technology companies at all stages of development, from young venture-backed startups to large multinational companies across a broad base of technology and life science sectors. He was previously head of origination for Silicon Valley Bank’s UK branch.

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Patsian Low

Head of DBS Foundation
DBS Bank
SINGAPORE

Patsian is currently Senior Vice President and Head of DBS Foundation. The Foundation champions social entrepreneurship and supports the growth of social enterprises all over Asia. Key initiatives include Social Venture Challenge Asia, a grantmaking programme for social enterprises, and incubator programmes in Singapore, Hong Kong, China, Taiwan, Hong Kong, India and Indonesia.

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Piyush Gupta

CEO
DBS Bank
SINGAPORE

Piyush Gupta is Chief Executive Officer and Director of DBS Group. Prior to joining DBS, Piyush was Citigroup’s Chief Executive Officer for South East Asia, Australia and New Zealand. Piyush’s external appointments include serving as the Deputy Chairman of SPRING Singapore, as a council member of the Asian Bureau of Finance and Economic Research, and on the boards of Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore, the Institute of International Finance, Washington, The Institute of Banking and Finance, Dr. Goh Keng Swee Scholarship Fund, and the MasterCard Asia/Pacific, Middle East and Africa Regional Advisory Board. Piyush has a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) Degree in Economics from St. Stephen’s College, Delhi University, India and a Post Graduate Diploma in Management from IIM, Ahmedabad.

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Pony Ma

CEO
TENCENT
CHINA

Pony Ma, one of the Core Founders, Executive Director, Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of Tencent. Pony oversees the strategic development, overall direction and management of the Group. Before he founded Tencent in 1998, Pony was in charge of research and development for Internet paging system development at China Motion Telecom Development Limited, a telecommunications services and products provider in China. He has over 20 years of experience in telecommunication and Internet industries. Pony received his Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science from Shenzhen University in 1993.

Ravi Menon

Managing Director
MAS
SINGAPORE

Mr Ravi Menon was appointed Managing Director of the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) in 2011. He was previously Permanent Secretary at the Ministry of Trade & Industry (MTI) and Deputy Secretary at the Ministry of Finance (MOF). Mr Menon holds a Master in Public Administration from Harvard University and a Bachelor of Social Science (Honours) in Economics from the National University of Singapore. Menon began his career at MAS in 1987. During his 16 years at MAS, he has been involved in monetary policy; econometric forecasting; organisational development; banking regulation and liberalisation; and integrated supervision of complex financial institutions. Mr Menon spent a year at the Bank for International Settlements in Basel, as a member of the secretariat to the Financial Stability Forum.

Richard Eldridge

CEO
Lenddo Asia
PHILLIPINES

Richard Eldridge serves as Executive Officer and Director of Lenddo International. Mr. Eldridge is responsible for the success of Lenddo across Asia as well as developing the long-term strategic direction across the world. Mr. Eldridge has more than 6 years turn-around management consultancy experience across various industries, business functions and cultures in 8 countries with Renoir consulting and since 2001 been one of the pioneers in the outsourcing industry in the Philippines, having successfully set up, ran and grown 2 outsourcing companies, Summersault and Infinit-O. He received his BSc (Hons) in Management Sciences from Warwick University, UK.

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Rob Jesudason

Group Executive, International Financial Services
Commonwealth Bank
HONG KONG

Rob is responsible for managing the Group’s offshore growth in retail and commercial banking, digital banking and life insurance in China, India, Indonesia, Vietnam and South Africa. He commenced his role in November 2014. Rob joined the CBA Group in December 2011 as Group Executive, Group Strategic Development and held that role until March 2015. He was responsible for the Group Strategy and M&A teams. He was also responsible for the group wide One Commbank and Productivity initiatives and was a non-executive Director and the shareholder representative of the ASB Bank in New Zealand.

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Rod Drury

CEO
Xero
NEW ZEALAND

Rod Drury is the CEO and co-founder of Xero and serves on its Board of Directors. As the visionary behind Xero he has been acknowledged by his international peers through many technology and business awards. Before starting Xero, Rod was involved in a number of successful startups including Context Connect, Glazier Systems and Aftermail.

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Ruben Salazar

Head of Product Design & Development
Visa
SINGAPORE

Ruben Salazar is the Head of Product Design & Development at Visa in Asia Pacific. He drives Visa’s entire portfolio of core and emerging payment solutions; leading design, development and go to market strategies across the region. With over 20 years of experience in financial services, he sets the direction for product design & development priorities in the region, to ensure Visa continues to be the leading payments network. In his current role, Ruben is responsible for the integration of new digital capabilities with core payments platforms, the delivery of a pipeline of product enhancements, go-to-market plans, segment solutions and consumer experiences to support issuers and partners in securing revenue growth.

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Shailesh Naik

CEO
Matchmove
SINGAPORE

Shailesh Naik, the founder and CEO of MatchMove Pay (www.matchmove.com), one of Singapore’s fastest growing FinTech company’s. In 2014, MatchMove launched a ground-breaking mobile virtual card with American Express, aimed at the millions of uncarded Asian’s who are going online and need new and secure mobile payment methods. He is a Founding Investor in Aavishkaar, a Singapore based social venture fund focused on startups in India and South East Asia.

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Shankar Narayanan

Founder
Tagit, Fastacash
SINGAPORE

Shankar is a seasoned Payments professional with a successful track record in innovation, communications, strategy development, technology, operations and product development. He has strong leadership, problem solving, change management and project management skills and a key strength is his ability to develop strategic alliances. He has a proven ability to recruit, develop, motivate and retain diverse teams from across Asia, and Europe. In 2000, Shankar founded Internet payment company Cazh, successfully launching a patented secure electronic debit payment infrastructure FPX (Financial Process Exchange) in Malaysia.In 2005, Shankar founded, Enterprise Mobility Company Tagit that designs, develops, and deploys end-to-end consumer applications focused on Banking Financial Industry.

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Shikha Sharma

CEO
Axis Bank
INDIA

Shikha Sharma has been the Managing Director & CEO of Axis Bank since 2009. She began her career with the ICICI group where she worked across various verticals such as Project Finance, Retail Banking and Investment Banking. Her last assignment was as Managing Director & CEO of ICICI Prudential Life Insurance Company, a leading private sector life insurance company in the country.

Simon Cant

Co-Founder
Reinventure Investments
AUSTRALIA

Simon Cant is a Co-Founder and Managing Director of Reinventure Group. Simon has spent his career working on innovation, both through venture and corporate innovation. As an innovation specialist at CANTT Associates and before that ?WhatIf! Innovation, with a focus on disruptive innovation, he advised clients such as Tennis Australia, UBS, NAB, Suncorp, AMP, Fairfax, News Limited, APN News & Media and Transport for NSW. Prior to that, he worked with entrepreneurs in both commercial startups, at TiNSHED Angel Group, and social ventures at Social Ventures Australia. Simon began his career as a solicitor with Allens before joining ninemsn as a founding team member and business manager for the finance and investment sites.

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Simon Loong

Founder
WeLab
CHINA

Simon Loong is the Founder and CEO of Asia’s leading internet finance company WeLab, the operator of WeLend.hk in Hong Kong and Wolaidai.com in China. Simon has a wealth of financial services experience after working in the banking industry for more than 17 years. An entrepreneur at heart, he founded WeLab in 2013. The company has, since then, sourced more than HK$1.2 billion in loan applications and 16,000 members through WeLend.hk.

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Simon Pomeroy

Chief Transformation Officer
Westpac
NEW ZEALAND

Simon is responsible for developing and delivering Westpac’s Digital strategy and the financial outcomes, as well as ownership of the bank’s wider customer experience strategy. Simon has won multiple awards for innovation over the last few years and has become a thought leader and well regarded speaker on customer experience and digital engagement in New Zealand and Australia.

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Simon Squibb

CEO
Nest
HONG KONG

As an angel investor for over 18 years, Simon is dedicated to bringing ideas to life and helping the next generation of entrepreneurs in Hong Kong achieve their dreams. As founder of multi award-winning, globally respected creative agency, fluid, Simon worked with an impressive list of clients and partner brands including Estée Lauder China, Fortune, CNN, Wall Street Journal Asia, Li & Fung, Citibank China and Starbucks. As CEO of Nest Investments, Simon leverages his extensive network and experience to mentor and develop Hong Kong based start-ups and entrepreneurs.

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Simone McCallum

Head of Corporate Content & Social Media
ASB Bank
NEW ZEALAND

Leads ASB’s social media strategy. Strongly focused on growing the community, customer engagement and retention, monetisation of social media channels, content creation/curation, social marketing, taking advantage of new technologies and channels to increase talkability and amplification.

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Vladislav Solodkiy

Managing Partner
Life.SREDA
SINGAPORE

Vladislav (Slava) Solodkiy founded Life.SREDA VC, a fintech-only fund, 3 years ago. Life.SREDA I was focused on A-round startups from US and EU (Simple, Moven, Fidor, Anthemis, SumUp, Rocketbank, LifePay, etc.) – Life.SREDA II focuses on B-round startups from Asia (Fastacash, Mobikon, Lenddo, Ayannah, SoftPay, etc.). Life.SREDA sponsors Finovate and Money2020 conferences, and produces the well-known annual fintech-research “Money of the future” (2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 in Feb’16). Some weeks ago Slava was highlighted by Institutional Investor, UK magazine, as one of TOP35 most influence fintech-persons in the world.

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Sopnendu Mohanty

Chief FinTech Officer 
MAS
SINGAPORE

Sopnendu Mohanty is the Chief FinTech Officer of Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS). He is responsible for creating development strategies and regulatory policies around technology innovation to “better manage risks, enhance efficiency and strengthen competitiveness in the financial sector”. Prior to joining MAS, Mohanty was with Citibank as their Global Head of the Consumer Lab Network and Programs, which included driving innovation programs and managing innovation labs across multiple geographies globally. Mohanty has spent 20 years in the APAC region and held various roles in technology, finance, productivity, and business development.

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Steve Monaghan

Chief Innovation Officer
AIA
HONG KONG

Steve Monaghan is Regional Director, Head of Edge AIA accountable for AIA’s group innovation agenda. Originally a commercial pilot, Steve has held a number of senior corporate and banking roles in product, marketing, operations and general management. He has worked for a number of leading corporations and financial institutions including Dell, Compaq, Citigroup, OCBC, Shinsei and DBS Bank. In banking Steve developed and patented the first mobile payments platform for Citigroup, developed a Consumer Finance Division for OCBC and lead the retail bank turnaround of Shinsei Bank in Japan growing revenues USD$500M, deposits 25% and improving net income by USD$100M during a 9 month transformation. As Chief Innovation Officer for DBS Bank, Steve drove the innovation agenda focused on Intelligence, Big Data and Social culminating in the $220+M investment of DBS in IBM Watson, DBS A*Star R&D Lab and Digital Banking.

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Tiziana Bianco

Head of Innovation 
Commonwealth Bank of Australia
AUSTRALIA

Tiziana Bianco heads up the Innovation Lab at the Commonwealth Bank. The CBA’s Innovation Lab is a cutting edge space designed to introduce clients and staff to it’s innovation process. It allows visitors to explore the Bank’s latest products, while also providing the tools to work together and generate the next generation of products. Tiziana’s role is to best position the Group’s innovative capability, products and services for consumer, business and institutional clients. This includes the incubation of new ideas, the experimentation of different business models and technologies and the testing of new concepts through working with and alongside the innovation ecosystem.

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Tobias Puehse

VP, Innovation Lead APAC
MasterCard
SINGAPORE

Tobias Puehse is Vice President, Innovation Management for MasterCard Labs, Asia Pacific. Puehse leads innovation management at MasterCard Labs Asia Pacific. In this role, he is responsible for activities that help generate unique, innovative ideas, both internally and in collaboration with our key external partners. His focus spans ideation through prototyping and business case development, both developing new propositions and determining which opportunities make the most sense for MasterCard and its partners to pursue & incubate

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Vijay Shekhar Sharma

Founder / CEO 
Paytm
INDIA

Vijay Shekhar Sharma is the founder & CEO of One97 / Paytm, one of India’s largest growing mobile Internet & mobile commerce companies. Vijay also invests in early stage mobile Internet startups from his company’s One97 Mobility Fund. An avid admirer of great design, Vijay believes his ultimate moment is yet to arrive.

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Wei Hopeman

Partner 
Arbor Ventures
CHINA

Wei Hopeman is a Managing Partner at Arbor Ventures. Prior to Arbor, Wei was Managing Director and Head of Asia for Citi Ventures, Citigroup’s strategic venture investment and innovation arm. She established the group in Asia to invest in financial services, payments, digital commerce, Big Data and analytics. Wei has a BA from Pomona College and an MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business. She is a founding member of the Internet Securities Services Committee established by the Chinese Securities Regulatory Commission. She also serves on the board of AngelVest, the largest angel investment group focused on Greater China with presence in Beijing, Shanghai, Hong Kong and Singapore. She was previously the Vice Chairman of Women in Leadership in China, the premiere network of female VC partners and entrepreneurs.

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Wenchao Shi

CEO
UnionPay
CHINA

Mr. Wenchao Shi serves as President of UnionPay. Mr Shi has been with UnionPay since 2013.

Wynthia Goh

Chief Digital Officer
Aviva
SINGAPORE

Wynthia is a digital native who first jumped headlong into digital when she joined an internet startup in 1995. She had held regional responsibilities in product management, business development, venture capital investment, digital strategy and marketing. She has witnessed the growth and evolution of the industry from both the agency and the client side.

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Xinhe Yi

Founder
Renrendai
CHINA

Xinhe Yi is a co-founder and the chief executive officer of Renrendai, a Beijing-based company providing peer-to-peer financial services such as loans, debts, investments, and more. Prior to that, he worked at the direct investment department of Deutsche Bank, international direct investment department of BOC, and investment department of Bohai Industrial Investment Fund Management. Yi graduated from the School of Financial Mathematics at Peking University.

Yosuke Tsuji

CEO
Moneyforward
JAPAN

Yosuke Tsuji has served as CEO since the inception of MoneyForward. He worked for Sony Corporation between 2001-2004 prior to his role at Moneyforward. He has also served as head of the Marketing Department for Monex Securities. He studied at Kyoto University in 2001 and Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania (MBA) in 2011.

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Yuan Leiming

CEO 
Yuebao
CHINA

Zennon Kapron

CEO
Kapronasia
CHINA

Zennon Kapron is Founder / Manager at Kapronasia and Consultant at Finish Line Research. 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. Zennon earned his BS in Computer Science at Syracuse University in 1998 and his MBA at INSEAD in 2004. He 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

Zia Zaman

Chief Innovation Officer 
Metlife
SINGAPORE

Zia Zaman heads up the innovation efforts for MetLife in Asia. In his role as CEO of LumenLab, MetLife’s first disruptive innovation centre, Zia has been tasked with leading his team to test and build disruptive new businesses and business models, and implement cultural change within MetLife. He is a member of the Asia Leadership Group.Previously, Zia served in two roles at Singtel. Most recently he was the Chief Strategy Officer and VP of Emerging Businesses for Singtel’s Group Enterprise. He also co-led the acquisition of US-based Amobee, jumpstarting Singtel’s entry into the mobile advertising market. Zia holds a MBA from Stanford’s GSB. He also has an undergraduate bachelor’s of science degree from MIT in electrical engineering and a master’s of science degree in operations research, also from MIT.

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