global fast track 2020

InvestHK - FintechHK
Webinar x HKPC SME ReachOut

FintechHK - Fast-Track Your Next Success

Date:
October 9, 2020
(
Friday
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Time:
03:00 - 04:00 pm (UTC+8)
Format:
Online Webinar
Language:
English
Entry:
Free
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Webinar x HKPC SME ReachOut

Overview

Hong Kong Government has been providing various funding supports in Hong Kong, covering companies’ needs in different stages – including business expansion, IT adoption, R&D, training, etc. Please join this Webinar to better understand what funding supports you could apply from the Government to fast-track your business in Hong Kong.

This Webinar targets Fintech companies already in Hong Kong as well as those planning to set up in Hong Kong. In this Webinar, the SME ReachOut of Hong Kong Productivity Council (“HKPC”) will introduce the most popular Government funding schemes in Hong Kong. HKPC will introduce in detail each funding scheme nature, funding amount and application process. SME ReachOut will also introduce their 1-on-1 free consultation service, which Fintech companies could receive personal advice and guidance on Government funding application.

InvestHK will also introduce the latest market trends and opportunities in Hong Kong’s Fintech ecosystem, as well as InvestHK’s support function on overseas Fintech companies’ Hong Kong set-up plan.

Speakers

ISLAM YAZIDI

Director, Head of APAC Global Transaction Banking and payment services, Technology and Operation|Société Générale
Hong Kong

Islam started his career in the financial industries 18 years ago where he held several positions within Operation, Finance and Technology area across 3 locations (Paris, New York and Hong Kong).

Currently designing and delivering Core Banking System strategy for APAC.


ISLAM YAZIDI
Société Générale
Director, Head of APAC Global Transaction Banking and payment services, Technology and Operation
Hong Kong

ANTOINE MASCIA

Managing Director|Société Générale
Hong Kong

Antoine has thirty years of experience in financial markets having worked in Paris, Chicago, Tokyo and Hong Kong in different functions and capacities including equities and credit derivatives trading and managing the Fixed Income and Currencies business in Japan. 

He is sponsoring a deep learning project for derivatives hedging and has conducted researches in AI for various applications.

Antoine holds a Master’s degree in Electronics from Yokohama National University in Japan and a Master’s degree in Engineering of Ecole Centrale Paris in France.

ANTOINE MASCIA
Société Générale
Managing Director
Hong Kong

HOWARD WONG

Head of RegTech Advisory|Forms HK
Hong Kong

Howard has over 20 years of experience with international banks and startup companies in industries such as gaming and arts. Howard is previous Head of CDD, RBWM, HSBC HK. He has recently collaborated with a virtual bank in HK and innovated a fraud alert robo-disposition mechanism.

HOWARD WONG
Forms HK
Head of RegTech Advisory
Hong Kong

FRANK TONG

Managing Partner|QBN Capital
Hong Kong

Frank Tong is the Managing Partner at QBN Capital, a Hong Kong-based VC fund. They invest in early-growth stage fintech, deeptech, and trade tech companies, and have a particular focus on supporting companies post-investment with QBN’s prestigious network in Asia and Europe. Prior to QBN, Frank was the Global Head of Innovation and Strategic Investment at HSBC, and was the former CEO of ASTRI in Hong Kong. 


FRANK TONG
QBN Capital
Managing Partner
Hong Kong

FLORENCE COEROLI

Head of Asset-Backed Products, Asia|Société Générale
Hong Kong

Florence joined the securitization department of Société Générale Paris in May 2006 as a structurer. Leveraging on her transversal knowledge, she has been involved in transactions on a large scale of jurisdictions and format and is now heading the SG Asset Backed Products team for Asia-Pacific.

Florence holds an engineering degree from Ecole des Mines d’Alès and a specialized postgraduate degree in Finance from the ESSEC Business School.

FLORENCE COEROLI
Société Générale
Head of Asset-Backed Products, Asia
Hong Kong

KEITH MOSES

Senior Manager of Fintech (London)|Invest Hong Kong
United Kingdom
KEITH MOSES
Invest Hong Kong
Senior Manager of Fintech (London)
United Kingdom

ANGUS CHOI

CEO|JETCO
Hong Kong

Mr. Angus Choi began serving as Chief Executive Officer of Joint Electronic Teller Services Limited (“JETCO”) in December 2014, overseeing the company’s day-to-day operations and driving the expansion of its automated teller machine (“ATM”) network and introducing diversified FinTech solutions to promote the development of the local financial market in Hong Kong and Macau. In 2018, Mr. Choi led the team in building Hong Kong’s first open API exchange platform – JETCO APIX.

With over 30 years of experience in the consumer credit bureau and banking sectors, Mr. Choi has also held senior positions in Citibank’s and DBS’ consumer and corporate banking businesses, as well as regional sales and marketing management positions at Visa International and American Express in Hong Kong and Canada.   

Mr. Choi holds an Executive Master of Business Administration degree from Southern Illinois University in the United States.

ANGUS CHOI
JETCO
CEO
Hong Kong

PHILIP TSO

Head of Institutional Business Asia Pacific|Allianz Global Investors
Hong Kong

Philip Tso is Head of Institutional Business Asia Pacific, with Allianz Global Investors.

Philip has over 20 years of experience in investment consulting. Before AllianzGI, he worked at Willis Towers Watson as Director, Head of Investments in Hong Kong and acted as a lead consultant for key pension, reserve and endowment funds.

He is a member of the Hang Seng Index Advisory Committee, an Executive Committee member of Hong Kong Investment Funds Association and the Vice Chairman of its Pensions Sub-committee.


PHILIP TSO
Allianz Global Investors
Head of Institutional Business Asia Pacific
Hong Kong

HANNAH RICHARDSON

Head of FinTech Enterprise|FINNOVASIA
United Kingdom
HANNAH RICHARDSON
FINNOVASIA
Head of FinTech Enterprise
United Kingdom

KENNETH LAU

Head of FinTech Consulting|Forms HK
Hong Kong

Kenneth is a Fintech Leader with over fifteen years of experience in financial services IT solutions. He leads a Fintech consultant team to deliver HK virtual bank project and capital market's blockchain initiative. He is a strategic thinker who can plan and implement innovative project.

KENNETH LAU
Forms HK
Head of FinTech Consulting
Hong Kong

STEPHANIE KO

Director|LQ Pacific Partners
Hong Kong

Stephanie is the Director of LQ Pacific Partners. Stephanie has worked at leading venture capital firms in China and in Southeast Asia, and was a seasoned entrepreneur with a proven record of success. Stephanie was the Senior Country Manager at a Swiss medical technology company leading the company's first expansion into Asia, and prior to that, Stephanie was the Chief Strategy Officer of a Fintech company headquartered in the Greater Bay Area. 


STEPHANIE KO
LQ Pacific Partners
Director
Hong Kong

MASANORI TAKAKU

Executive Director|Mizuho Securities Asia
Hong Kong

Masa manages accelerator program called “Mizuho Crowd Brain” organized by Mizuho Bank, together with our partners such as Eureka Nova, Cyberport, HKSTP etc. Mizuho Crowd Brain is the platform to connect startups, large corporates and investors beyond Hong Kong through ours and partners’ global reach.  


MASANORI TAKAKU
Mizuho Securities Asia
Executive Director
Hong Kong

RAYMOND WONG

Head of Investment|Hong Kong Science and Technology Parks
Hong Kong

Raymond Wong, Head of Investment, Hong Kong Science and Technology Parks Corporation (HKSTP), manages the HKSTP Corporate Venture Fund and Business and Investment Support departments.  He has 25 years of extensive financial services experience in private equity investment, portfolio management, merger and acquisition as well as strategic investment across multiple sectors in the Asia Pacific region. 

RAYMOND WONG
Hong Kong Science and Technology Parks
Head of Investment
Hong Kong

RONALD FUNG

Chief Digital Officer & General Manager|Bank of East Asia
Hong Kong

Mr. Ronald Fung, Chief Digital Officer (CDO), General Manager and Head of Digital & Innovation Office of The Bank of East Asia Limited. He was the CDO of Noah Holdings Limited, establishing the Group Digital & Innovation Center. Before that, he was the Director of COO Office of Ping An Group.

RONALD FUNG
Bank of East Asia
Chief Digital Officer & General Manager
Hong Kong

MICHAEL DAVID

Executive Director and Head of Hong Kong, Wholesale Payments|J.P. Morgan Hong Kong
Hong Kong

Mike is Executive Director and Head of J.P. Morgan Hong Kong for Wholesale Payments, a business that combines cash management, trade finance and merchant services. He is also concurrently Region Head for Receivables Products for Asia Pacific. In this role, Mike is responsible for managing and growing the transaction banking portfolio of large local and multinational corporations, financial institutions and non-bank FI segments. Mike has close to 20 years of experience in various leadership roles in transaction banking.

MICHAEL DAVID
J.P. Morgan Hong Kong
Executive Director and Head of Hong Kong, Wholesale Payments
Hong Kong

HARI JANAKIRAMAN

Head of Trade and Supply Chain Products|ANZ
Hong Kong
HARI JANAKIRAMAN
ANZ
Head of Trade and Supply Chain Products
Hong Kong

KARENA BELIN

Co-Founder|AngelHub
Hong Kong

Karena Belin, cofounder and COO/CFO/RO of AngelHub (angelhub.io), Hong Kong’s first and only startup investment platform licensed by the SFC (local regulator) for professional investors and growth companies scaling in Asia. Also cofounder and CEO of WHub (whub.io) - Startup Ecosystem builder and largest startup platform from Hong Kong, helping startups scale and any stakeholder to connect with the innovative power of the ecosystem. Keynote speaker, judge and Mentor. Startup Ambassador (SUAB) to the Senate of Berlin, Germany, Vice-President TiE HK, member of the Hyderabad FinTech Forum core team and of the FinTech association of HK, President of PFO at Hong Kong International School (HKIS).


KARENA BELIN
AngelHub
Co-Founder
Hong Kong

ANDREW DAVIS

Head of Investment Promotion|Invest Hong Kong (United Kingdom)
United Kingdom
ANDREW DAVIS
Invest Hong Kong (United Kingdom)
Head of Investment Promotion
United Kingdom

BURTON CHENG

Deputy Chief Executive, Chief of Information Technology & Operations|Shanghai Commercial Bank
Hong Kong

Burton is an IT leader with over 30 years' experience in technology and financial services. He oversees the strategy and overall management of IT and operations for the Bank, driving innovation and fintech development. He also serves as Acting Chairperson for the Fintech Committee of Hong Kong Institute of Bankers.

BURTON CHENG
Shanghai Commercial Bank
Deputy Chief Executive, Chief of Information Technology & Operations
Hong Kong

Benjamin Treves

Head of Asia Pacific|FQX
Hong Kong

Benjamin Treves is responsible for the expansion of FQX into Asia Pacific, based in Hong Kong.

Benjamin combines 15 years of banking experience across Asia Pacific and London. Prior to joining FQX, Benjamin was a Director in HSBC Global Banking and Markets in Hong Kong, responsible for origination and execution of export finance transactions in Southeast Asia.  In that role, he led and executed several first-in-market milestone transactions.

Benjamin recently graduated with high honours with Master of Business Administration from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business.

Benjamin Treves
FQX
Head of Asia Pacific
Hong Kong

Will Akers

Head of Asia-Pacific Sales|NetRoadshow

Will Akers is Head of Asia-Pacific Sales for NetRoadshow, the industry leader in online virtual roadshows for the investment banking community. NetRoadshow works with all global and large regional investment banks in Asia Pacific to film, edit and produce online roadshows, enabling qualified investors to access the pitch anywhere with an internet connection at their convenience.  
Prior to NetRoadshow, Will led the Southeast Asia Relationship management team at S&P Global Market Intelligence in Singapore working with the largest banks, investment managers and corporates in the region.

Will Akers
NetRoadshow
Head of Asia-Pacific Sales

BEN WONG

Head of Open Innovation|Eureka Nova
Hong Kong

Ben manages and drives the strategy of Eureka Nova, a leading open innovation platform that empowers technology startups to co-create within the New World Group ecosystem of culture, creativity and innovation. Through our accelerator programs, open competitions and sandboxes, participating startups work with New World Group’s business units and corporate partners to design innovative technologies that solve real business problems.

BEN WONG
Eureka Nova
Head of Open Innovation
Hong Kong

Joseph Lee Moh Hon

Managing Partner|Kairous Capital

Joseph is the Managing Partner of Kairous Capital, has more than 16 years of experience in cross-border investment across Asia Pacific since 2004, seizing the unique investment opportunities lie within regional investments.

In 2015, Joseph founded Kairous Capital, a regional venture capital firm focusing on technology investments across China and Southeast Asia. To date, Kairous has invested in more than 10 companies in the Asia Pacific region covering the areas of Fintech, Insuretech, Digital Health, E-commerce, and Tech Media.

Prior to Kairous Capital, he joined Kuwait Finance House (Malaysia) Bhd. In 2006 as the pioneer team in setting up their private equity division and first Islamic private equity fund in Asia Pacific. He was involved in control buyout deals in China and Southeast Asia mainly in the manufacturing, waste management, healthcare, retail, and aquaculture sectors.

In his span of investing career, Joseph has successfully invested in more than 25 companies and exited many of them through trade sales and initial public offering in London Stock Exchange, Hong Kong Stock Exchange, and Shanghai Stock Exchange. He was involved in the setup of the first and largest shariah private equity fund with a size of USD100 million. Mr. Lee has been a Chartered Financial Analyst since 2000 and received his Bachelor of Commerce degree from McMaster University of Canada.

Joseph Lee Moh Hon
Kairous Capital
Managing Partner

Fahd Kasri

Chief Technology Officer (CTO)|Currenxie
Hong Kong

Fahd is a hands-on software architect, developer, team and project manager with extensive experience building and implementing software solutions for investment banks, hedge funds and startups. Fahd is a passionate technology enthusiast constantly researching the latest trends, tools and methodologies to increase productivity and deliver quality software. Before joining Currenxie he was the CTO of the Noble Group Macro Trading desk. He holds a Masters degree in Software Engineering from Enseirb-Matmeca.

Fahd Kasri
Currenxie
Chief Technology Officer (CTO)
Hong Kong

Aaron Gwak

Managing Director & Head of Capital Markets, ASEAN|Standard Chartered
Singapore

Aaron Gwak is Managing Director and Head of Capital Markets, ASEAN at Standard Chartered Bank.

In this role, he is responsible for overseeing origination, structuring and execution of both foreign and local currency bonds in the ASEAN region. The Bank has an extensive footprint in the ASEAN region with foreign and local currency capabilities in Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia, the Philippines, and Vietnam.

Aaron is also a champion for digital innovation within Capital Markets and the Venture Lead for Liberty – a tokenisation venture funded by SCVentures. Liberty has completed a proof-of-concept in the Philippines by tokenizing retail bonds using a public blockchain and is in the process of modifying the Liberty platform to drive retail green bond investments in Hong Kong – a project spearheaded by the BIS Innovation Lab and HKMA. Liberty was also named one of 15 finalists for MAS’ Global retail CBDC Challenge showcasing a strategy to used tokenized Government bonds to drive mass adoption of retail-targeted central bank digital currency.

Based in Singapore, Aaron joined Standard Chartered Bank in 2009 as Head of Cross-Border Debt Capital Markets, Asia and has since played a number of leadership roles within Capital Markets. Aaron began his banking career at UBS Investment Bank in Seoul and subsequently in Singapore. As a member of the Global Capital Markets team, he helped originate and execute over 45 asset-backed and corporate bond transactions across the Asia region during his tenure with UBS.

Immediately prior to joining Standard Chartered Bank, Aaron was Director, Global Markets at Woori Investment & Securities, Asia, managing their non-equity proprietary trading business. While studying in university, he helped set up an internet gaming start-up in Korea, pioneering global competitions in the eSports industry. Raised in Ghana, Aaron holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Seoul National University.

Aaron Gwak
Standard Chartered
Managing Director & Head of Capital Markets, ASEAN
Singapore

Aimee Nutbeam

Global Head of Digital Risk & Controls, Wealth & Personal Banking|HSBC
Hong Kong
Aimee Nutbeam
HSBC
Global Head of Digital Risk & Controls, Wealth & Personal Banking
Hong Kong

Timothy Tong

Chairman / CEO|AMTD Digital / AMTD Charity Foundation
Hong Kong

Dr. Timothy Tong is the Chairman of the board of directors and independent director of AMTD Digital.  Dr. Tong is also the Chief Executive Officer of AMTD Charity Foundation, and Chairman of the Hong Kong Laureate Forum, which is an organization formed by distinguished personalities and academics of Hong Kong, with the full support of the Hong Kong SAR Government. The mission is to connect the current and next generations of leaders in scientific pursuit, and to promote understanding and interests of the young generation in Hong Kong and around the world in various disciplines in science and technology.

Dr. Tong is an internationally renowned educator and expert in heat transfer. He served as the President of The Hong Kong Polytechnic University from January 2009 to December 2018. He is also the former dean of the school of engineering and applied science at The George Washington University, the former chairman of the steering committee of the Pilot Green Transport Fund of the Environmental Protection Department, a fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, and a fellow and former president of the Hong Kong Academy of Engineering Sciences. Dr. Tong currently serves as independent non-executive directors of Airstar Bank; Xiaomi Corporation (SEHK: 1810); Gold Peak Industries (Holdings) Limited (SEHK: 40); Gold Peak Industries Limited (SGX: G20); a non-executive director of Freetech Road Recycling Technology (Holdings) Limited (SEHK: 6888).

Dr. Tong has been a member of the National Committee of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference since March 2013 and a Justice of the Peace in Hong Kong since July 2010. Dr. Tong received a Ph.D. degree in mechanical engineering from the University of California at Berkeley in December 1980. Dr. Tong received a master of science degree in engineering from University of California in June 1978 and a bachelor degree of science in mechanical engineering from Oregon State University in June 1976.

Timothy Tong
AMTD Digital / AMTD Charity Foundation
Chairman / CEO
Hong Kong

LAURA SHI

Executive Director|GBA Homeland
Hong Kong

Ms. Shi is the Executive Director of the Greater Bay Area Development Fund Management Limited with over 10 years of experience in investment advisory and asset management. She brings deep understanding of market and expertise across multiple industries and the entire investment cycle.

LAURA SHI
GBA Homeland
Executive Director
Hong Kong

Crystal Fok

Head of STP Platform|Hong Kong Science and Technology Parks Corporation
香港

Dr Crystal Fok is currently the Head of STP Platform at Hong Kong Science and Technology Parks Corporation (HKSTP). She is mainly responsible for various Innovation and Technology related initiatives in Science Park to drive technology adoption in industries, especially in Real Estate, Logistics, Banking & Finance and Professional Service sectors.

Prior to HKSTP, Dr Fok was a Manager at ASTRI, managing a diverse project portfolio, such as market analysis, feasibility studies, product development and technology commercialization. She was also a Consultant at the Hong Kong Productivity Council, managing the optical design team and providing consultancy service on precision manufacturing.

Dr Fok received her PhD degree in Mechanical and Automation Engineering from the CUHK and her research interests include A.I., robot arm manipulation, micro-robotics, MEMs and micro-optics.

Crystal Fok
Hong Kong Science and Technology Parks Corporation
Head of STP Platform
香港

Kris Marszalek

CEO & Co-Founder|Crypto.com
Hong Kong

A seasoned company builder based in Hong Kong, Kris has grown multiple companies from $0 to $100m in revenue. Kris served as CEO at Ensogo, and Founder of BEECRAZY (sold for a reported US$21mm to iBuy Group in 2013).

Kris Marszalek
Crypto.com
CEO & Co-Founder
Hong Kong

Jim Lai

Vice President / Chairman|Tencent Holdings / Fusion Bank
Hong Kong

Mr. Lai joined Tencent in 2009 and was the general manager for Tenpay between 2012 and 2019. In 2015, Tencent’s payment business was accelerated and developed into Tencent FiT (Financial Technology). Since then, Mr. Lai has been leading Tencent FiT until 2019. From June 2019 onwards, he serves as the Chairman of Fusion Bank.

During his tenure as the general manager of Tenpay and the Head of Tencent FiT, Mr. Lai and his team made strategic and significant contributions in setting up the Group’s payment infrastructure and creating an open financial ecosystem. In 2014, Mr. Lai and his team launched Weixin Red Packet and QQ Red Packet, which gained massive popularity across China. This provided Tencent a solid competitive edge in the mobile payment arm. Mr. Lai and his team also launched the wealth management platform Licaitong. Its aggregated customer assets amount raised rapidly to over RMB 1,000 billion in a few years. Leveraging payment service as an entry point, Mr. Lai successfully established a diversified financial ecosystem covering wealth management, securities, banking, blockchain, and e.t.c., thus, strengthened Tencent’s leading position in the FinTech sector. In 2017, Mr. Lai established and serves as the Dean of the Tencent Finance Academy, aiming to nurture cross-border talents for the internet and financial sectors and to facilitate the long-term development of the FinTech industry. In 2019, Mr. Lai led his team and established Fusion Bank, which has received a virtual banking license from the Hong Kong Monetary Authority. Fusion Bank, supported by Tencent’s strategic investment, bears a salient mission of exploring financial innovations and opening up new frontiers for Tencent. In June 2019, Mr. Lai was appointed as the Chairman of Fusion Bank.

Mr. Lai served as the director of several renowned financial corporations including ZhongAn Online P&C Insurance Company Limited, Hetai Life Insurance Company Limited, and CITIC Capital Holdings Limited, devoting himself to build Tencent’s financial business ecosystem. Before joining Tencent, Mr. Lai worked as an investment manager with Apax Partners PE in the UK and Lehman Brother’s Investment Bank in the US; and served as associate vice president at Credit Suisse First Boston Investment Bank.

Mr. Lai undertakes multiple social positions. He is a member of the Guangdong Provincial Committee of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC Guangdong Committee). In the Hong Kong SAR, Mr. Lai is a member of the Chief Executive's Council of Advisers on Innovation and Strategic Development and a member of the Committee on Innovation, Technology and Re-industrialization chaired by the Financial Secretary. He also serves as Convenor of the Policy Research Committee and Board Member of Financial Services Development Council, a member of the Financial Infrastructure and Market Development (sub-Committee of the Exchange Fund Advisory Committee) of Hong Kong Monetary Authority, and a director of the Hong Kong Chi Tung Association Limited. During his tenure as a member of the CPPCC Guangdong Committee, Mr. Lai submitted several proposals with high reference value, in which “Recommendation on the Financial Technology Regulatory Sandbox in the Greater Bay Area” (《關於建議試點粵港澳大灣區金融科技監管沙箱的提案》) and “Recommendation on the expansion and promotion of the blockchain-based electronic invoice pilot project in Guangdong Province” (《關於在廣東省擴大和推廣區塊鏈電子普通發票試點的提案》) have received the Guangdong Province Excellent Proposal Commendation for two consecutive years in 2018 and 2019.

As an expert in technology and FinTech, Mr. Lai is regularly invited to present at influential international forums, including the 2015 World Internet Conference and the 2017 BOAO Youth Forum for Asia. He also spoke alongside Mr. Zhou Xiaochuan, former Governor of the People's Bank of China (PBoC), at the 2018 China Wealth Management 50 Forum hosted by the PBC School of Finance, Tsinghua University. In January 2019, Mr. Lai was invited jointly by Mr. Yi Gang, Governor of the PBoC, and Mr Norman Chan, former Chief Executive of the Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA), to attend the Bank for International Settlements (BIS) All Governors' Meeting as Tencent’s representative. During the in-depth exchange of views with more than 60 Governors of central banks, he shared the valuable experience of China's FinTech development including achievements made in mobile payments, one of the “Four Greatest Inventions”. Mr Lai was named “Outstanding Corporate Leader in the 530 Program of Wuxi Municipality, Jiangsu Province” in 2009, and was awarded “The Asian Banker Innovation Leadership Achievement for China Award” in 2017. He was also awarded the “Prestige Award – Iconic Star” on the IFTA FinTech Achievement Award 2019 by the Institute of Financial Technologists of Asia (IFTA), in recognition of his extraordinary contributions to the FinTech industry.

Mr. Lai holds a bachelor’s degree in computer science from MIT, minor in economics. He also holds a master’s degree in computer science from MIT as well as an MBA degree from Harvard Business School.

Jim Lai
Tencent Holdings / Fusion Bank
Vice President / Chairman
Hong Kong

SK Lee

Project Leader - RDezLink / Chief Compliance Officer|RD Group
Hong Kong

SK Lee is the Project Leader of RD ezLink – an innovative project under RD group with an aim to solve pain points in CDD process faced by corporate customers and banks.

He is currently the Chief Compliance Officer of RD Wallet Technologies Limited, which is a FinTech company providing innovative solutions for payments amongst local and overseas corporate customers, and eCDD solution.  He is also acting as a Consultant in ZA International, which maintains various financial arms locally, including the first virtual bank in Hong Kong.

Before taking up the current roles, he was the Senior Executive in Business Development focusing on the Greater Bay Area, and the Head of Financial Crime Compliance in Hang Seng Bank Limited during 2014 to 2020, covering also Hang Seng China and other regulated financial subsidiaries in Hong Kong, Macau and Singapore.  He also spent 9 years in Standard Chartered Bank (Hong Kong) Limited performing various compliance roles and the last position was the Head of Compliance in Retails Clients.  During 1996 to 2006, he worked in the Hong Kong Monetary Authority in both Banking Supervision and Banking Policy Departments.

SK Lee is also the main speaker in the RegTech Executive Certificate program in HKU SPACE.  The program aims to equip students with the latest knowledge in innovation and applications of regulatory technology, and cover the contemporary issues, regulatory framework and the impacts of RegTech.  https://www.hkuspace.hku.hk/prog/exe-cert-in-regtech

SK is a Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist (CAMS) and Certified AML Professional (CAMLP), and Fellow of the Hong Kong Securities and Investment Institute (FHKSI).  He also holds Master degrees in Law (LLM, Common Law, CUHK), in banking (MSc Banking, CityU), and Asian Studies (MA, HKU), and Bachelor degrees in Public & Social Administration (BA(Hons) PSA, CityU) and Law (LLB, MMU, UK).

SK Lee
RD Group
Project Leader - RDezLink / Chief Compliance Officer
Hong Kong

Duncan Fitzgerald

Partner|PwC Hong Kong
Hong Kong

Duncan is an experienced practitioner and advisor in the areas of Corporate Governance, Internal Audit, Internal Control Consulting and Regulatory Compliance.  He has worked with PwC in Hong Kong since 1996 and has been a partner since 1999. Prior to moving to Hong Kong, Duncan worked with the firm in London for 8 years. He has worked with numerous public and private sector clients helping establish and/or review their Corporate Governance frameworks, risk management structures and internal controls.

He also advises numerous organisations on Corporate Governance and Internal Controls using Digital assets, also referred to as “crypto” (either as investors, issuers or exchanges) and has worked in this area since 2017/18. Duncan co-led the PwC HK team assisting the HKMA with its mCBDC project. He has also worked with an extremely large crypto client (who did one of the largest ICOs in history) on various aspects of their business. In addition Duncan supervises the PwC Hong Kong audit teams partners and managers who address all the unique aspects of auditing crypto (e.g. wallet management, transaction identification, custody etc.).  He was also the partner responsible for initiating and executing the 1st ever settlement of fees in Bitcoin for a Big 4 firm globally.

He has also been responsible for PwC’s assurance services in Emerging Technology including Artificial Intelligence, Robotic Processing Automation and Blockchain etc. Outside of PwC, Duncan has until recently been a Governor of the Institute of Internal Auditors – Hong Kong Chapter and helps certain charities and Non-Government Organisations (NGOs) address corporate governance challenges.

He is a regular speaker at conferences on risk management (particularly relating to emerging technology), corporate governance and internal audit. Duncan is also helping a number of companies with assessing Risk Culture, both for management and through internal audit

Duncan is a fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales, and a member of the Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants and Hong Kong Institute of Directors.  

Education and History

Graduated from Warwick University July 1988 – 1st Class Honours degree

Fellow of the ICAEW (also member of Hong Kong Committee of ICAEW), Member of HKICPA, CIA (Institute of Internal Auditors) and member of HK Institute of Directors.

Joined Deloitte Haskins & Sells 1988 (which later merged with Coopers & Lybrand) as Management Consultant / Auditor

Transferred to Hong Kong in Financial Services External Audit 1996

Admitted to partnership 1999 – focusing on Internal Controls, Risk Management and Corporate Governance.

Duncan Fitzgerald
PwC Hong Kong
Partner
Hong Kong

Kelvin Lei

CEO & Co-Founder|AQUMON (Magnum Research)
Hong Kong

Kelvin Lei is the CEO and co-founder of AQUMON as well as a member of the Financial Technology Advisory Committee of the Hong Kong Securities & Futures Commission. AQUMON’s mission is to leverage smart technology to make next-generation investment services accessible to everyone.  AQUMON was rated as one of China's Top 50 Fintech companies and has partnered with over 100 financial institutions including AIA, China Merchants Wing Lung Bank, Bank of China International, China Resources Bank, ICBC (Asia), etc.  AQUMON’s key shareholders include Alibaba Entrepreneurs Fund, Lenovo Capital, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Bank of China International Affiliate, and Cyberport.


With Kelvin’s acute sense for institutional needs, he is now driving adoption of artificial intelligence and automation technology within banks, asset managers, and wealth managers. Kelvin currently directs AQUMON’s product development and go-to-market strategy. In addition he leads the Institutional Client Group in expanding client coverage in Hong Kong, China and overseas. 

Prior to co-founding AQUMON, Kelvin was a Vice President of Deutsche Bank’s Institutional Client Group with over a decade of Fixed Income Sales & Trading expertise. Kelvin has helped financial institutions and corporations allocate over USD10 billion into global assets. He also spent time in Credit Suisse and CICC, where he acted as the sole coverage for China Merchant Bank and covered top-tier asset managers such as PIMCO and BlackRock respectively. Kelvin obtained a Master in Finance degree from University of International Business & Economics in Beijing, China. 

Kelvin Lei
AQUMON (Magnum Research)
CEO & Co-Founder
Hong Kong

Gregory Dean Gibb

Co-Chief Executive Officer|Lufax Holding Ltd
Mainland China

Mr. Gregory Dean Gibb has been the co-chief executive officer of our company since January 2021, and he has served as the chief executive officer since March 2016 and a director of our company since December 2014. He has also been the co-chairman and chief executive officer of Shanghai Lufax since September 2011. Mr. Gibb has over 20 years of experience serving multinational and domestic companies in the finance and investment industry. Mr. Gibb served as the marketing assistant in Merrill Lynch International from July 1989 to December 1991, various positions at McKinsey & Company from January 1992 to August 2006, including as its global senior director, and subsequently the chief operating officer of Taishin Financial Holding Co., Ltd, a company listed on the Taiwan Stock Exchange (TWSE: 2887), from September 2006 to May 2011. After that, Mr. Gibb joined Ping An Insurance (Group) Company of China and served as the chief innovation officer from May 2011 to September 2013. Mr. Gibb obtained his bachelor of arts degree from Middlebury College in May 1989.

Gregory Dean Gibb
Lufax Holding Ltd
Co-Chief Executive Officer
Mainland China

Lapman Lee

Professor of Practice (FinTech, Governance & Risk)|Hong Kong Polytechnic University
Hong Kong

Lapman Lee is a Professor of Practice in FinTech at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University, where he focuses on the 1) governance, risk management and control (GRC) aspects of digitalization and emerging technology adoption, 2) M&A and strategic partnerships between financial institutions and start-ups, 3) RegTech, SupTech and increasingly 4) the role of technology to drive sustainable development and sustainable investment. 

He brings 20+ years of financial services industry and financial markets experience as a former Deloitte financial services consulting Partner, Duff & Phelps/ Kroll Managing Director, and as M&A and Structured Finance expert at Rabobank.

Lapman is active in his industry roles as Vice Chairperson of the British Chamber Financial Markets Committee, Board Member of the Hong Kong FinTech Association and founding Co-Chair of the InsurTech Commitee, and is a trusted advisor to financial institutions, its regulators, start-ups and private equity & venture capital firms. 

Lapman Lee
Hong Kong Polytechnic University
Professor of Practice (FinTech, Governance & Risk)
Hong Kong

Albert Wong

Chief Executive Officer|Hong Kong Science and Technology Parks Corporation
Hong Kong

Albert Wong was appointed CEO of HKSTP in August 2016. The purpose of Science Park is to accelerate the development of Technology, Innovation and Entrepreneurship of Hong Kong.

Committed to the success of Hong Kong’s future, Albert and his team are responsible for providing world-class services at the Park, to achieve their objective of helping technology companies and talents to realise their commercial potential. These services include technology incubation programmes, tools and research labs for application and product development, early-stage investments, mentoring and business consulting, and connecting Park companies with local industry and trade associations.

Albert holds an Engineering Degree from the University of Hong Kong and an MBA from the Chinese University of Hong Kong. The 30-plus years of commercial, industrial and leadership roles with various multinationals have provided Albert with the critical appreciation and understanding of building companies, investment networks and solving market needs. The 15 years spent with GE in the US headquarters, Asia-Pacific and China – where he was responsible for M&A, Business Development, Product Management, and Business Operations – were especially significant for him, providing Albert with the knowledge and connections to lead HKSTP today.

Outside of work, Albert actively contributes to the community. He is a member of The Court of The University of Hong Kong and a board member the Hong Kong Sports Institute. An avid runner, Albert regularly takes part in marathons around the world.

Albert Wong
Hong Kong Science and Technology Parks Corporation
Chief Executive Officer
Hong Kong

Julian Gordon

Vice President, Asia Pacific, Hyperledger|Linux Foundation APAC
Hong Kong

Julian is Vice President, Asia Pacific, for Hyperledger, the Linux Foundation open source collaborative project created to advance cross-industry blockchain.. He is an accomplished business and technology leader and advocates for accelerating innovation through the use of open source, building blockchain ecosystems and the transformational potential of blockchain. Julian started his career in London, working in technology in the financial services sector at HSBC, Lloyds Bank and Kleinwort Benson. He then spent the past 25-plus years in Asia Pacific leadership roles with technology companies including HP, Sun Microsystems and Cisco.

Julian Gordon
Linux Foundation APAC
Vice President, Asia Pacific, Hyperledger
Hong Kong

Shivani Siroya

Founder & CEO|Tala
United States

Shivani Siroya is the founder and CEO of Tala, the leading personal finance app serving the global underbanked. Since launching in 2014, Tala has disbursed over $2 billion in credit to more than 6 million customers across Kenya, the Philippines, Mexico, and India who use Tala financial products to start and expand small businesses, pay school fees and bills, and build more stable financial lives. Tala is backed by leading venture and impact investors including GGV Capital, IVP, Revolution Growth, Ribbit Capital, Lowercase Capital, and PayPal Ventures, and has been named to the Fortune Impact 20 list, CNBC’s Disruptor 50, and Forbes’ Fintech 50 list for four years running. Additionally, Shivani and Tala have been recognized by the New York Times, Wired, TechCrunch, the Financial Times, and other leading publications.

Prior to founding Tala, Shivani worked as an analyst with UNFPA, conducting thousands of user interviews to understand the impact of microfinance programs in South Asia and Sub Saharan Africa. She has also held a variety of positions in global health and investment banking, including with Health Net, Citigroup, and UBS. Shivani is a member of the G7 Impact Task Force, an Aspen Institute Finance Leader Fellow, a WEF Young Global Leader, Senior TED Fellow and Ashoka Fellow. She is also on the board of Stellar.org. She holds a M.P.H from Columbia University and a B.A. from Wesleyan University.


Shivani grew up in New York City and Udaipur, Rajasthan. She currently resides in Los Angeles.

Shivani Siroya
Tala
Founder & CEO
United States

Peter Yen

Managing Director|Accenture
Hong Kong

Peter Yen is the Managing Director, Hong Kong Lead of Accenture Technology in Greater China. In his role, Peter is responsible for driving Technology business growth in Greater China including shaping strategy, overseeing go-to-market plans with ecosystem partners in HK market.

With over 30 years of technology delivery experience across multiple industries in Greater China, Peter has extensive experience worked with both local and international clients to deliver technology services and large-scale digital transformation programs.

Peter is based in Hong Kong, and graduated from the University of Oxford, England, with Master Degree in Mechanical Engineering.


Peter Yen
Accenture
Managing Director
Hong Kong

Nathaniel Fetalvero

Managing Editor, Studios|Tech in Asia
Singapore

Nat is the managing editor of Studios, Tech in Asia's custom content arm, which produces paid content campaigns in partnership with brands and businesses that seek to connect with the Asian tech and startup community.

Nat is also Tech in Asia's resident podcaster. He hosts Startup Snapshot, where he tells the story of entrepreneurs from across the region about the pivotal moments that shaped them into who they are today, as well as Deep Dive, a monthly spin-off show that discusses the biggest headlines to hit Tech in Asia's front page with the journalists who break the stories.

Nathaniel Fetalvero
Tech in Asia
Managing Editor, Studios
Singapore

Stephanie Leung

Head of StashAway HK & Group Deputy CIO|StashAway
Hong Kong

Stephanie Leung is the Director and Head of StashAway HK and Group Deputy CIO.

Stephanie has more than 17 years of experience in managing multi-asset portfolios globally for Goldman Sachs as well as for institutional investors and family offices. Her expertise in global macro and quantitative investing has enabled her to effectively manage multi-billion portfolios for her clients. Prior to finance, she began her career at McKinsey & Co. advising companies in the Asia Pacific region.

Stephanie earned her MS in Computer Science (Artificial Intelligence) from Stanford University and BS in Computer Engineering from the University of Michigan.

Stephanie Leung
StashAway
Head of StashAway HK & Group Deputy CIO
Hong Kong

Cindy Chow

Executive Director|Alibaba Entrepreneurs Fund
Hong Kong
Cindy Chow
Alibaba Entrepreneurs Fund
Executive Director
Hong Kong

Marcel Bluhm

Advisor, BIS Innovation Hub Centre Hong Kong|Bank for International Settlements
Hong Kong

Marcel Bluhm is an economist and researcher. He is a manager at the Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA) in the Research and Development Unit of the Banking Policy Department and seconded as Adviser to the Bank for International Settlements Innovation Hub, where he is working on financial and green technology. Before joining the HKMA Marcel worked as Assistant Professor of Economics at Xiamen University.

Marcel Bluhm
Bank for International Settlements
Advisor, BIS Innovation Hub Centre Hong Kong
Hong Kong

Rico Tang

Senior Manager, Fintech Team Lead|Hong Kong Cyberport
Hong Kong

Rico Tang is Senior Manager, Fintech Team Lead of Cyberport. Rico is leading the development of Cyberport’s FinTech and blockchain eco-system among different stakeholders including start-ups, mid-sized and established players by driving strategic initiatives, collaboration and community building.

Mr. Tang has over 20 years of experience in financial technology, exchange business, global market data, regional business management and pension fund. Prior to joining Cyberport, he was the founder of a HK based blockchain technology company; and had also held various senior positions in global financial technology company and financial institutions, including Thomson Reuters and Reuters Hong Kong Fund Management.

Mr. Tang holds a BA. (Hon) degree in Accounting and Financial Management from University of Essex, and a Master degree in Business Administration from City University of Hong Kong.

Rico Tang
Hong Kong Cyberport
Senior Manager, Fintech Team Lead
Hong Kong

Russell E.Perry

CEO & Co-Founder|kompany
Austria

Russell E. Perry co-founded kompany in 2012. He is responsible for the strategic direction of kompany, including leveraging opportunities to bring its innovative new technology to more organisations around the world. Russell was born in New York City but would spend half of his youth in the Austrian province of Tyrol before relocating to Vienna. 

His professional experience extends across several industries, including mobile telecommunications, online gaming and regulatory technology. Among others, he has successfully grown the world’s largest people-search engine to a profitable business and overseen its eventual sale.

Russell’s mobile and telecommunications roots go back to 1998 when he joined Austria‘s third mobile operator ONE (which first became Orange Austria and then Hutchison 3 Austria) as Head of Product Management Data. There he oversaw several European firsts, such as mobile banking, SMS content services, SMS payment for vending machines and the first real-time multi-user gaming platform. Russell would later join Telefonica Movile‘s 3G Mobile AG in Zurich as Director of Products & Services where he defined and led the launch portfolio of the 3G green field mobile operator.

In addition to his work in telecommunication, he was a member of the senior management team at the online gaming company bwin. He led their product management betting with more than EUR 2.5 billion in wagers, established strategic and media partnerships in 25 countries and was instrumental in establishing bwin as the dominant player in the mobile gaming industry.

Russell E. Perry holds a BA in International Studies from Maryville College, a Master’s degree in European Integration, and a dual MSc/MAS graduate degree in Telematics Management. Russell has enjoyed teaching several post- graduate courses on telecommunication and business modelling at his Alma Mater, Danube University Krems and other universities.

Russell E.Perry
kompany
CEO & Co-Founder
Austria

Joseph Chan

Associate Director – Centre for Asian Entrepreneurship & Business Values, HKU|The University of Hong Kong
Hong Kong

Joseph Chan is the Associate Director of HKU Centre for Asian Entrepreneurship and Business Value and is leading the ‘Entrepreneurship, Design and Innovation’ programme at HKU Business School.  His expertise is on smart city and digital economy related to blockchain technology and cross-disciplinary innovation strategy.  Joseph has been researching decentralized trust computing technology and its market adoption, advising the commercialization of this technology application.  He has been a speaker at the public events and masterclasses in San Francisco, London, Beijing, Zhuhai, Macau and Hong Kong.

Joseph is also an educator who inspires the students, across different levels and disciplines, to be creative.  The students would use design thinking to solve business, design, social and technological problems – they are aspired to be innovative and to develop their own authentic style.  His students have won different local and global innovation awards.   Joseph has also been driving and involved in a series of SDGs and rural revitalization in China research and education programme as well as conducting executive training for education leaders and seasoned entrepreneurs from HK, Mainland and overseas.  He is the co-author of the case study: ‘Road to Stakeholder-centric, Insight-driven Innovation’ and had been column writer for Capital Weekly.

Joseph Chan
The University of Hong Kong
Associate Director – Centre for Asian Entrepreneurship & Business Values, HKU
Hong Kong

Ben El-Baz

Head of Ecosystems|HashKey Group
Hong Kong

Ben has over 10 years of experience in open source and business development in both Silicon Valley and China. He is a recognized thought leader and trainer in blockchain technology, and he is the co-founder of Stanford University’s largest blockchain community, and a Stanford GSB alumnus.

Ben holds a master’s degree in management from Stanford University and a bachelor’s degree in economics from Tulane University.

Ben El-Baz
HashKey Group
Head of Ecosystems
Hong Kong

RENA CHEN

Assistant Vice President, Global Issuer Services, Markets|Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing
Hong Kong
RENA CHEN
Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing
Assistant Vice President, Global Issuer Services, Markets
Hong Kong

Kenneth Lau

Head of FinTech Consulting, Head of Blockchain Innovation Centre|FORMS SYNTRON HK

Kenneth has more than 15 years of dedicated experience in delivering consulting and implementation service for banks, brokerage and exchange across the globe, with deep insight of capital markets domain knowledge in driving virtual bank application and build the bank process. In the past two years, Kenneth has been leading FinTech consulting team to design, architect and implement blockchain projects such as multiple CBDC Bridge and Bursa Malaysia Securities Borrowing and Lending. Before FORMS HK, he was the consultant toprovide solution advise on multi-asset front to back office processing.

Kenneth Lau
FORMS SYNTRON HK
Head of FinTech Consulting, Head of Blockchain Innovation Centre

Matthew Marsh

MC|#GoF1
Hong Kong

Matthew is familiar to Formula 1 fans as a presenter on FOX Sports Asia - and to those in the communications industry as the host of events such as the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity and Campaign’s Agency of the Year Awards. He has been hosting HK Fintech Week since 2018.

Away from the stage Marsh provides guidance on the use of motor sport as a marketing platform. The Hong Kong-based Briton has worked with brands such as Budweiser, Epson, Gillette, Hisense and NTT Communications.

Matthew Marsh
#GoF1
MC
Hong Kong

Joyce Leung

Assistant General Manager, Personal Digital Banking Product Department|Bank of China (Hong Kong)
Hong Kong
Joyce Leung
Bank of China (Hong Kong)
Assistant General Manager, Personal Digital Banking Product Department
Hong Kong

Shailesh Baidwan

President|PayMaya Philippines
Philippines

Shailesh is the President of Voyager Innovations and PayMaya Philippines, the only end-to-end digital financial services company in the Philippines with platforms that cut across consumers and enterprises. With over 25 years of experience in financial services, Shailesh oversees the company and shapes the organization's strategy. Before joining PayMaya in 2019, Shailesh held various leadership roles in large financial services companies moving across global, APAC regional, and local roles. He served as the Global President of Insights & Loyalty Solutions Division at Aimia, as the CEO of American Express Banking Corporation - India, and as a Director at Visa Asia Pacific Region, to name a few. He finished his Bachelor of Arts (Honors) in Economics at Delhi University and completed his MBA at India Institute of Management, Bangalore

Shailesh Baidwan
PayMaya Philippines
President
Philippines

Anita Fu

Solution Engineering Director, GCR|Salesforce

Anita Fu joined Salesforce as the Solution Engineering Director focusing on the Greater China region. An esteemed leader in
the field, Anita leads a team of consultants that assist clients to meet their enterprise cloud computing requirements in order
to digitally transform their company through the use of cloud applications and platforms.

With more than 25 years of experience with technology sales and CRM domain expertise, Anita’s role at Salesforce has greatly paved the way for enterprises to provide an increased customer engagement offerings to their customers. In light of recent changes within the workplace environment, Anita has continued to work collaboratively with her team to maintain their offerings seamlessly.

She previously led the Application Solution Engineering team at Oracle HK and drove the solution strategy across CRM, HCM, ERP, EPM and Analytic application covering large enterprise accounts.

Anita Fu
Salesforce
Solution Engineering Director, GCR

Michel Lee

Executive President|HashKey Group
Hong Kong

Michel leads the Group’s activities in Hong Kong, Singapore and Tokyo.

With 25 years of international investment banking experience, he brings deep expertise in capital-raising and M&A transactions to the digital asset management business. He joined from UBS, where he was Head of APAC Capital Markets and a Board Director of UBS Securities. There he pioneered numerous new derivatives and alternative investment products and business models. He has a truly global perspective, having worked in London, Tokyo, Beijing and Hong Kong.

Michel holds an MSc in Computer Science from Imperial College London.

Michel Lee
HashKey Group
Executive President
Hong Kong

Chibo Tang

Managing Partner|Gobi Partners
Hong Kong

Chibo Tang, Managing Partner of Gobi has been investing in tech startups in China for over a decade. He is Head of Gobi’s Greater Bay Area (GBA) practice, and manages the Alibaba Hong Kong Entrepreneurs Fund (AHKEF) for which Gobi is the exclusive General Partner(GP). He has led numerous investments including Airwallex, WeLab, GOGOX, AutoX, Amber Group, Animoca Brands, Prenetics, OneDegree, Urban Revivo, DayDayCook, AQUMON, SHOPLINE, and SandboxVR. 

Chibo is recognized in the industry as Silicon Dragon Venture Capitalist of the Year 2017, Top 25 Global Corporate Venturing Rising Star 2019, Top 10 Global Corporate VenturingEmerging Leader 2020, a member of Generation T Asia Tatler Tribe, and is an Advisory Council Member of the Asia Technology Entrepreneurship Conference. 

Chibo received his B.A. in Applied Mathematics and Economics from Harvard College, and received his MBA in Finance from China Europe International Business School (CEIBS).

Chibo began his career as Strategy Consultant with Monitor Group, focusing on ASEAN and MENA region, then spent time at Robert Bosch as Senior Manager of Corporate Strategy APAC. Chibo joined Gobi Partners in 2009 and is currently a Managing Partner based in Hong Kong. 

Chibo Tang
Gobi Partners
Managing Partner
Hong Kong

David Rutter

CEO/Founder|R3
United Kingdom

David founded R3 in 2015 and in his role of Chief Executive Officer is responsible for the strategic direction of R3. With over 30 years of experience leading some of Wall Street’s top institutions, David is a longtime creative thought leader in financial markets and innovation, and has played a significant role in the adoption of electronic trading in the global OTC derivatives industry. David served for ten years as the CEO of Electronic Broking at ICAP Plc, the world’s largest interdealer broker, where he led the BrokerTec fixed income and EBS foreign exchange platforms. Prior to ICAP, David was co-owner and CEO (Americas) of Prebon Yamane.

David Rutter
R3
CEO/Founder
United Kingdom

Jose Ramon Rodino Miranda

Managing Director, Strategic Investments & Digital Innovation|J.P. Morgan
Hong Kong
Jose Ramon Rodino Miranda
J.P. Morgan
Managing Director, Strategic Investments & Digital Innovation
Hong Kong

Vippy Wong

APAC Consulting Lead, Refinitiv Access|Refinitiv
Hong Kong

Vippy Wong is the APAC Consulting Lead for Refinitiv Access, with extensive experience in financial services, having spent over 15 years in investment banks, exchanges, technology providers, management consultancies and start-ups, in both Hong Kong and New York. Her responsibilities have included strategy, business development, investments and corporate finance. She is also an angel investor and advisor to various FinTech startups.

Vippy has an Executive MBA from EMBA-Global Asia, a joint program between Columbia Business School, University of Hong Kong and London Business School. She also holds a Bachelor of Science in Engineering from Princeton University, majoring in Operations Research & Financial Engineering.

Vippy Wong
Refinitiv
APAC Consulting Lead, Refinitiv Access
Hong Kong

CONNIE LEUNG

Senior Director, Financial Services Business Lead - Asia|Microsoft
Hong Kong

As Regional Business Lead of Financial Services for Microsoft Asia, Connie Leung is responsible for driving thought leadership and high-level engagements with key stakeholders in the financial services industry across the Asia Pacific. Leung is also part of Microsoft’s Worldwide Financial Services group where she provides strategic direction and leadership across all aspects of the financial services sector, including banking, capital markets and insurance.


CONNIE LEUNG
Microsoft
Senior Director, Financial Services Business Lead - Asia
Hong Kong

Victor Yip

Co-Founder & CEO|Pecutus Technologies
Hong Kong

Victor is an entrepreneur based. He is empowering travellers and business owners with fintech.

He started his career in finance at Merrill Lynch in the Fixed Income department upon graduating from HKUST Business School. He earned the Chartered Financial Analyst Charter in 2015. He is also a former Chevening Scholar, a scholarship awarded by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office of the UK Government and completed a computer science MSc in UCL to derive insights and to drive decisions from data and AI. He is a former data scientist at Echobox UK at the crossroad of artificial intelligence and publishing. He achieved a number of world firsts with an international and diverse team.

Victor Yip
Pecutus Technologies
Co-Founder & CEO
Hong Kong

Mathew McDermott

Managing Director|Goldman Sachs
United Kingdom

Mathew is global head of Digital Assets. He serves as a member of the Goldman Sachs International Asset and Liability Committee and the Goldman Sachs International Bank Management Committee. Previously, Mathew was global head of Cross Asset Financing. He joined the firm as a Vice President in 2005 in the European Special Situations Group in London and was named managing director in 2010.

Prior to joining the firm, Mathew worked at Morgan Stanley in the Secriritied Products Group, focusing on structuring, financing and risk management.

Mathew is a board member of the International Securities Lending Association.

Mathew earned a BA (Hons) in Accounting and Finance at Nottingham. He has been a member of the Chartered Institute of Manangememt Accountants since 1999.

Mathew McDermott
Goldman Sachs
Managing Director
United Kingdom

Alice Wong

Group Chief Financial Officer|Hong Kong Technology Venture Company Limited
Hong Kong

Ms. Alice Wong is the Group Chief Financial Officer of Hong Kong Television Network Limited. She has extensive experience in financial management, corporate finance and global investor relations, in particular on tech industries such as telecommunications, multimedia and eCommerce.  She is one of the core drivers on the Group’s strategic and corporate development on the Ecommerce business and Technology Solution business, including the digital development on Fintech and Insurtech. She also leads the talent acquisition and management, legal and company secretarial, and administration functions of the Group.

Ms. Wong holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Queensland, a Master of Business Administration degree from the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology and a Postgraduate Diploma in Corporate Governance. She is a qualified member of the Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants (HKICPA) and Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA). She has been a member of the Student Affairs Sub-committee of ACCA Hong Kong since 2010, and a member of the Accountancy Training Board for Vocational Training Council since April 2019. Before joining the Group, Ms. Wong had worked for Pricewater house Coopers in Hong Kong primarily focusing on the technology, info-communications and entertainment sectors.

Alice Wong
Hong Kong Technology Venture Company Limited
Group Chief Financial Officer
Hong Kong

Mohd Khairil Abdullah

Chief Executive Officer|Axiata Digital
Malaysia

Khairil is the CEO of Axiata Digital Services (ADS), the digital services arm of Axiata Group Berhad, which was established to support the increasingly digital lifestyle of Axiata consumers.

At ADS, Khairil leads investments and operations across two strategic lines of business. These include digital financial services such as e-wallet, micro-lending, micro-insurance, platform services focused on API’s (Application Programming Interface) that redefine the way businesses communicate with consumers; and data and artificial intelligence solutions that design and execute digital, analytics, marketing, and eCommerce solutions to enhance business success. Flagship brands within the portfolio are Boost and ADA.

Khairil first joined Axiata Group Berhad in 2012 as Group Chief Marketing and Operations Officer before assuming his role as Chief Executive Officer at AD in 2014.

Khairil was previously at Bain & Company, Inc., a leading global management consultancy where he was a Partner. He was with Bain for more than 15 years and worked out of various offices in the firm, including San Francisco, Munich, Sydney, and others. He built a strong track record of helping his clients in telecoms and other industries achieve major improvements to their strategic positions and operational performance. In 2008, Khairil returned to Southeast Asia to help Bain grow its telecoms practice in the region based out of Singapore.

Before Bain, Khairil was an operations consultant at Coopers & Lybrand, Management Consulting Services, along with stints running tech start-ups.

Khairil is a board member of the Axiata Digital Innovation Fund (ADIF), a member of the Industry Advisory Council of Bank Negara Malaysia's Paynet, and a member of the Malaysian Innovation Policy Council. He holds a BA, MA (Engineering) and MEng from the University of Cambridge, U.K. as well as an MBA from INSEAD, France.

Mohd Khairil Abdullah
Axiata Digital
Chief Executive Officer
Malaysia

Denis Yip

Chief Executive Officer|Hong Kong Applied Science and Technology Research Institute
Hong Kong

Dr Denis Yip has been appointed as Chief Executive Officer of ASTRI, effective in October 2021. He is a veteran with over 30 years of extensive leadership experience in both the public and private sectors, covering management, strategy, operation, research and development as well as marketing.

Dr Yip had worked in Hong Kong, Beijing, Guangzhou, San Francisco, Shanghai and Tokyo, and served at senior positions in a number of large enterprises. He served as the Commissioner for Belt and Road of the Commerce and Economic Development Bureau, Hong Kong SAR government, since June 2019.

From 2017 to early 2019, Dr Yip served as President and Director of the Digital China Holdings Company and the Fujian Start Group respectively. He steered the development of the enterprises and established their business footholds. He had been the Senior Vice President and the President of Greater China of EMC Corporation since July 2006, and the Senior Vice President and President of Greater China of Dell Technologies Inc. since 2016. He was responsible for the overall business operations in Mainland China, Hong Kong and Taiwan during the period. From 1991 to 2006, Dr Yip held a variety of senior management positions in the International Business Machines Corporation (IBM), including as the Vice President of the Asia Pacific Storage Division.

Dr Yip holds a bachelor’s and a master’s degree in Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences from University of California, Berkeley. He also holds an MBA degree from Golden Gate University and Doctor of Business Administration degree in University of Management and Technology.

Denis Yip
Hong Kong Applied Science and Technology Research Institute
Chief Executive Officer
Hong Kong

Zennon Kapron

Director|Kapronasia
Singapore

Zennon is the Founder and Director of Kapronasia, one of Asia’s leading providers of consulting services focusing on the fintech industry. Zennon has been involved in financial technology for over 20 years and covers all topics fintech and blockchain. 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 has testified in front of the U.S. Congress on issues of China fintech and is the author of ‘Chomping at the Bitcoin: The History and Future of Bitcoin in China’ published by Penguin. He holds a B.S. in Computer Science from Syracuse University and an MBA from INSEAD.

Zennon Kapron
Kapronasia
Director
Singapore

Nathan Wong

Section Head, Research & Development, IT Department|Bank of Communications Co., Ltd. Hong Kong Branch

Nathan Wong oversees FinTech development in Bank of Communications Co., Ltd. Throughout 12 years in the bank, he contributed to various innovative banking projects. The “Connect” 4-phase project streamlined the time-critical executive approval by mobile and social technologies, winning Oracle Mobile Innovation Global Award in 2015. And the “Smart Kiosk” project shortened account opening and card issuance in bank branches with eKYC tools, winning Innovation and Creativity Award of HKGCC in 2019. And he contributed to the other projects like eTradeConnect, Host-to-Host Solution, Open API, Chatbot, etc. The bank has attained ISO 20000 and 27001 certifications, being the first bank in Hong Kong. Nathan is a CFA and FRM charter holder, Associate of Hong Kong Institute of Bankers, Project Management Professional, and MBA of Heriot-Watt University.

Nathan Wong
Bank of Communications Co., Ltd. Hong Kong Branch
Section Head, Research & Development, IT Department

Michael Stanhope

CEO & Founder|Hubbis
Hong Kong

Michael has an extensive background in financial services in Asia, Europe and North America. He has been in Asia-Pacific since 1995 – first in Hong Kong for six years, then in Sydney and Singapore, returning to Hong Kong in 2007.

Before setting up Hubbis in early 2009, Michael founded Pacific Prospect in 2002 and sold it to global business-to-business publisher Incisive Media in 2006, continuing to serve as Chief Executive Officer until October 2008.

Prior to Pacific Prospect, Michael worked for nine years in financial markets publishing. He joined Euromoney Publications in 1993 as the publisher of a quarterly magazine, International Bond Investor. In 1995, Michael joined Thomson Financial Services (now Thomson Reuters) to conceive and launch Finance Asia magazine. While he was Managing Director of Finance Asia, Michael also started the Asian Debt Review, Asian Private Capital Magazine and started the Finance Asia Conference Business. In 1997, Michael founded FIA Limited.

Born in North Wales, Michael was head boy of St David’s College Llandudno. He has a degree in Business Administration from Cardiff University. And is married with three children - Reanna, Garett and Tarryn. 

Michael Stanhope
Hubbis
CEO & Founder
Hong Kong

Marco Tsui

Managing Director, Hong Kong Financial Services Lead|Accenture
Hong Kong

Marco joined Accenture financial services consulting practice since 1996 and was engaged in a wide range of projects with insurers, banks and financial institutions.

He possesses experiences on programme and project management, strategy and business architecture, functional design, system implementation and rollout. He has profound industry knowledge on insurance, banking, investment, wealth management and capital market.

Marco Tsui
Accenture
Managing Director, Hong Kong Financial Services Lead
Hong Kong

Joseph Lubin

Founder & CEO|ConsenSys
United States

Joseph Lubin is a co-founder of Ethereum and founder and CEO of ConsenSys, one of the world's leading blockchain technology companies.

In 2014, Joseph co-founded the Ethereum Project and founded ConsenSys to focus on building infrastructure, developer tools, and decentralized applications on the Ethereum platform. Prior to working on Ethereum, Lubin’s career focused on the intersection of cryptography, engineering, and finance, including his role as VP of Technology in Private Wealth Management at Goldman Sachs.

Joseph graduated cum laude with a degree in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from Princeton. 

Joseph Lubin
ConsenSys
Founder & CEO
United States

Jennifer Flowers

Head of Partnership and Innovation|HSBC Wealth and Personal Banking

An advocate for design thinking, Jen leads Partnership Development & Innovation in Asia for HSBC Wealth and Personal Banking. She has 18 years in the professional services business focused on business development, market strategy, client relationships and building new services and products across digital, data, customer and emerging technology.

Currently she is leading a team in Asia looking at how partnerships help bring digital-led innovation to HSBC's core business as well as push the boundaries of how they operate. Jen's customer led approach to delivering business results includes surfacing services across digital platforms to create relevance, opportunity, new products and entirely new businesses whilst building new distribution for existing products and services.

A mother of two, she was raised in Hong Kong and speaks conversational Mandarin. She is one of the founders and chair for both TEDxShanghai (2011-2016) and TEDxTinHauWomen. (2017-2021) She is a frequent speaker on innovation, digital transformation, team culture, design thinking and women empowerment.

Jennifer Flowers
HSBC Wealth and Personal Banking
Head of Partnership and Innovation

Kelvin Lei

CEO & Co-Founder|AQUMON (Magnum Research)
Hong Kong

KelvinLei is the CEO and co-founder of AQUMON as well as a member of the Financial Technology Advisory Committee of the Hong Kong Securities & Futures Commission. AQUMON’s mission is to leverage smart technology to make next-generation investment services accessible to everyone.  AQUMON was rated as one of China's Top 50Fintech companies and has partnered with over 100 financial ins titutions including AIA, China Merchants Wing Lung Bank, Bank of China International,China Resources Bank, ICBC (Asia), etc. AQUMON’s key shareholders include Alibaba Entrepreneurs Fund, Lenovo Capital, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Bank of China International Affiliate, and Cyberport.

 

With Kelvin’s acute sense for institutional needs, he is now driving adoption of artificial intelligence and automation technology within banks, asset managers,and wealth managers. Kelvin currently directs AQUMON’s product development andgo-to-market strategy. In addition he leads the Institutional Client Group in expanding client coverage in Hong Kong, China and overseas.

Prior to co-founding AQUMON, Kelvin was a Vice President of Deutsche Bank’s Institutional Client Group with over a decade of Fixed In come Sales & Trading expertise. Kelvin has helped financial institutions and corporations allocate over USD10 billion into global assets. He also spent time in Credit Suisse and CICC, where he acted as the sole coverage for China Merchant Bank and covered top-tier asset managers such as PIMCO and Black Rock respectively. Kelvin obtained a Master in Finance degree from University of International Business & Economics in Beijing, China

Kelvin Lei
AQUMON (Magnum Research)
CEO & Co-Founder
Hong Kong

Patrick Khong

Head of Data and Architecture|Hang Seng Bank
Hong Kong

Patrick joined Hang Seng in Aug 2021, and is responsible for developing and driving a variety of strategic initiatives to protect data with robust policies, move organization to a data led culture, and unlock the business value of data via a well-defined business architecture.

Patrick is a data & risk management professional with 20 years of extensive experience in international FI across North Asia and South East Asia. His areas of specialties include data governance & strategy, data & analytics, change management, enterprise-wide risk management, risk governance, and process improvements.

Patrick holds a Bachelor of Engineering Degree from the University of Nottingham and a Master of Science Degree in Computer Science from the University of Birmingham.  

Patrick Khong
Hang Seng Bank
Head of Data and Architecture
Hong Kong

Evan Auyang

President|Animoca Brands
Hong Kong

Mr. Evan Auyang is the Group President of Animoca Brands, a Hong Kong-based multinational blockchain technology and investment company focused on developing the digital property rights ecosystem, including play-to-earn games, non-fungible tokens (NFTs), decentralized finance (DeFi), blockchain marketplaces, infrastructure and more. Mr. Auyang is also the Chairman of the Board of Civic Exchange, a non-partisan public policy think tank.  He also serves on the Board of the Urban Renewal Authority, Sun Hung Kai & Co. Ltd., and Asia Financial Holdings Limited as independent non-executive director.  He is an advisor for Our Hong Kong Foundation and member of the Advisory Committee on Corruption of the Independent Commission Against Corruption (“ICAC”).  In addition, Mr. Auyang serves on the Transport Policy Committee of the Chartered Institute of Logistics & Transport, the Development Fund Committee of the Hong Kong Council of Social Service, Advisory Council for Institute at Brown for Environment & Society for Brown University, as well as the Board of Advisors of Hong Kong 2050 is Now.

Prior to Animoca, Mr. Auyang was the Managing Director and Head of GLG International, a technology-enabled expert insight platform, running and growing its business spanning Europe, Middle East, Africa & Asia-Pacific across 15 locations.  Before GLG, Mr. Auyang was the Deputy Managing Director of the Kowloon Motor Bus Company (KMB) and a Board Director of Transport International Holdings Limited, the parent company of KMB.  Prior to joining Transport International and KMB, Mr. Auyang was an Associate Partner at McKinsey & Company.  Before management consultancy, Mr. Auyang was at Citigroup’s derivatives structuring and marketing unit.  He obtained his undergraduate degree in Economics and Political Science from Brown University, and his MBA degree from the Kellogg School of Management.

Evan Auyang
Animoca Brands
President
Hong Kong

Edmond Lau

Head of Investment|Babel Capital
Hong Kong

A long-term fintech advocate and established thought leader, Lau brings to the table extensive and diverse experience in the finance industry. His expertise ranges across venture capital investment, start-ups, strategy, and corporate management, with prior senior roles at public and private organizations, and in academia. Following his MBA at London Business School, Lau has held prominent roles at Citigroup (NYSE: C), Foxconn Mobile, and SF-Express, among other leading companies in the UK, Singapore, and the Greater China region.

Edmond Lau
Babel Capital
Head of Investment
Hong Kong

Fred Sun

Head of Strategy|Tencent Cloud International
Hong Kong

Fred heads strategy at Tencent Cloud International, driving its international growth based in Hong Kong.

Fred has more than 10 years of experience with the broader FinTech area. He began his career as a technologist in J.P. Morgan, spanning across infrastructure management and equities trading technologies, then worked as a strategy consultant with McKinsey, serving clients in diverse industries in Greater China Region before joining Tencent in early 2020 in his current capacity.   

Fred received his Bachelor of Engineering in Electronic Engineering (Honors) from Hong Kong University of Science and Technology and obtained his MBA from INSEAD.

Fred Sun
Tencent Cloud International
Head of Strategy
Hong Kong

RACHEL WANG

Head of Strategic Development|RGAX
Hong Kong

Rachel Wang is the Head of Strategic Development for RGAX Asia Pacific, the transformation engine of the Reinsurance Group of America, oversees RGAX’s strategic investment initiatives, delivering solutions for digital distribution, customer engagement and advanced data and analytics. She has extensive experience in strategic partnerships and investments, as well as bringing new businesses and technology innovations to market.

RACHEL WANG
RGAX
Head of Strategic Development
Hong Kong

Joe Tsai

Co-Founder & Executive Vice Chairman|Alibaba Group
Hong Kong

Joe Tsai is a co-founder and executive vice chairman of Alibaba Group, a global Internet technology company based in China. His career at Alibaba spans over 20 years, during which he was the company’s chief financial officer and oversaw strategic investments. Tsai serves on the boards of directors of Alibaba Group and its financial services affiliate, Ant Group.

Tsai is Governor of the Brooklyn Nets (NBA) and New York Liberty (WNBA), and is Chairman of the teams’ home arena Barclays Center. He owns two professional indoor lacrosse teams, based in San Diego and Las Vegas, respectively, in the National Lacrosse League. Tsai also has investments in the outdoor professional lacrosse league, Premier Lacrosse League, and Los Angeles FC of Major League Soccer.

Through the Joe and Clara Tsai Foundation, Tsai and his wife Clara Wu Tsai are active philanthropists supporting initiatives in education, research, criminal justice reform, economic mobility, the arts and humanitarian relief during the COVID-19 pandemic. Tsai is a founding board member of The Asian American Foundation (TAAF), a non-profit launched in 2021 that provides resources to Asian American Pacific Islander (AAPI) communities to mobilise against hate and discrimination and build the infrastructure to improve AAPI advocacy, power and representation.

Tsai is a member of the J.P. Morgan International Council, EXOR Partners Council, and International Advisory Council of the Hong Kong Stock Exchange. He is a trustee of The Lawrence ville School.

Prior to founding Alibaba Group, Tsai practiced tax law as an associate with Sullivan & Cromwell LLP in New York from 1990 to 1993 and was responsible for Asian private equity investments for Investor AB of Sweden’s Wallenberg family from 1995 to 1999. He is a graduate of Yale College (BA ’86) and Yale Law School (JD ’90).

Joe Tsai
Alibaba Group
Co-Founder & Executive Vice Chairman
Hong Kong

Justin Solomon

Executive Producer|Forkast.News
Hong Kong

Justin Solomon is an award-winning broadcast news producer and journalist. He serves as Executive Producer at Forkast.News. He is a former Senior Field Producer for CNBC in the United States covering international breaking news and has contributed to coverage for networks including ABC News, NBC News and CNN International, producing long-form documentaries and 1:1 interviews with world leaders and influential business executives.

Justin Solomon
Forkast.News
Executive Producer
Hong Kong

Jessica Lam

Group Chief Strategy Officer|WeLab
Hong Kong
Jessica Lam
WeLab
Group Chief Strategy Officer
Hong Kong

Norman Chan

Chairman|RD Wallet Technologies and RD ezLink
Hong Kong

Mr. Norman Chan made enormous contributions to the monetary and financial development of Hong Kong in his long and distinguished career. He was appointed chief executive of the HKMA in 2009. During his tenure between 2009 to 2019, he was instrumental in promoting fintech in Hong Kong and the launch of seven Smart Banking initiatives in September 2017, to help the banking sector rise to a higher level and embrace the enormous opportunities brought about by the convergence of banking and technology, thereby improving the quality of banking products and services for customers.

Prior to rejoining the HKMA, he was Director of the Chief Executive’s Office of the Hong Kong SAR Government from July 2007 to July 2009.

He set up RD Wallet Technologies Limited and RD ezLink Limited, which provide digital payment services to facilitate cross border payments and electronic customer information repository to facilitate corporate account opening and ongoing information updating with financial institutions, to embrace the digital age and to innovate with the best technologies to meet the changing needs of our society in the new era.

Norman Chan
RD Wallet Technologies and RD ezLink
Chairman
Hong Kong

Venetia Lee

General Manager of Alipay in Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan|Ant Group
Hong Kong

A techfin company aims to create the infrastructure and platform to support the digital transformation of the service industry

Venetia Lee
Ant Group
General Manager of Alipay in Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan
Hong Kong

David Shin

Head of Klaytn Global Adoption|Klaytn Foundation
Singapore

David Shin is the Head of Global Adoption for Klaytn, the blockchain arm of Kakao - Korea’s Internet technology giant. He is a dynamic Entrepreneur and a successful Investment Banker(IB) turned Blockchain Evangelist.

As an active community builder, he has helped establish numerous non profits across Asia -facilitating conversations between local entities and governments around the cryptocurrency/ blockchain topic. David is also an advisor to various organisations, including Interstellar, Bantu Blockchain Foundation and Stanford University

David is one of the early adopters of digital currencies. He has been invited by regional andglobal media outlets (CNN, CNBC, Bloomberg, NY Times and many others) to share his thoughts about cryptocurrencies and blockchain. He has also consulted numerous Financial Institutions on blockchain implementation projects and Central Banks on the viability and impact ofCBDCs.

Before Klaytn, David was a Director at Standard Chartered Bank leading Institutional Equity Derivatives from 2008 to 2012. Next, he took up the role as Asia Head of Product Managementat Barclays from 2013 to 2016. From 2016 to 2019, he joined TD Bank as the Asia Head of Global Equity Derivatives and Repo Sales. David was the key crypto expert at TD, working withsenior management to develop the bank’s strategy on digital assets. David also wrote the draft response to the Canadian Regulators on behalf of TD Bank as to how crypto currencies shouldbe regulated in Canada. In 2019, He was the Head of Exchange at Bitcoin.com before leading Tezos Foundation as the Asia Head of TZ APAC, an adoption entity supported by the TezosFoundation, in 2020.

David Shin
Klaytn Foundation
Head of Klaytn Global Adoption
Singapore

Akina Ho

Head of Digital Transformation & Innovation|Great Eagle Holdings

Akina has over 20 years of experience in change management, innovative technology, consulting, finance, hospitality and global sales operations management experience starting from the Silicon Valley to worldwide. She is now leading a new department at Great Eagle to execute digital transformation and innovation at the group level and across all subsidiaries globally. She is also part of the Investment Committee that evaluate start-ups in cutting-edge technology and disruptive business model across different industries. In the short time she has been with Great Eagle, she has been able to push for IoT deployment, drone technology, ERP, HR and other transformation projects that resulted in receiving rewards like the Asia-Pacific Stevie Awards 2019 and other awards for great leadership, digital transformation & innovation, social innovation and etc. She was one of the Executive that helped a built a Unicorn in Hong Kong 2017 with investors from FoxConn and Softbank. She is a respected guest speaker, panel specialist and guest professor with notable media appearances on Bloomberg and Fox International. Her appearances as keynote speaker and panelist can be found at esteem summits around the world covering various topics, such as leading technology, digital transformation, big data, security, digital marketing, HR, IoT, Customer Experience, and others. Akina holds an GEMBA from USC and a Bachelor’s degree from UCLA. She is a Board Member of Hong Kong PropTech and an Advisory Board at BEETc.

Akina Ho
Great Eagle Holdings
Head of Digital Transformation & Innovation

Richard Li

Chairman & Chief Executive|Pacific Century Group
Hong Kong

Richard Li Tzar Kai is Founder and Chairman of Pacific Century Group (PCG), an Asia-based long-term private investment group founded in 1993 with interests in
financial services, technology, media and telecommunications (TMT), and infrastructure.

Richard Li launched now TV in 2003, via PCCW. He became interested in this industry in 1990 when he foresaw the opportunity for creative information and home entertainment services in Asia. The result was STAR TV, Asia's first satellite-delivered cable-TV service, which by 1993 had 45 million homes.

In 2010, PCG acquired the asset management business of American International Group, Inc. (AIG) and renamed it PineBridge Investments. Since PCG’s acquisition, PineBridge has received 13 industry awards and managed assets of over US$141 billion in assets through its global network.

In 2013, PCG acquired ING Group N.V.’s Hong Kong, Macau and Thailand insurance business and renamed it FWD. Since then, Swiss Re has become a 15% shareholder in FWD and FWD has expanded its operations into Indonesia, the Philippines, Singapore, Vietnam, Japan, Malaysia and Cambodia.

Richard Li was awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award by the Cable & Satellite Broadcasting Association of Asia in 2011. Richard Li is a licensed pilot and dive master.

Richard Li
Pacific Century Group
Chairman & Chief Executive
Hong Kong

Brian Tsang

Co-founder and COO|Choco Up
Hong Kong

Brian is the co-founder and Chief Operating Officer of Choco Up, one of the largest revenue-based financing and growth platforms in the Asia Pacific. He leads the operations, partnerships, and credit strategy at the company.


Brian began his career in leveraged finance at Deutsche Bank NYC, executing billions of leveraged loan and high yield bond offerings. After that, he joined a global private equity firm, spearheading the investment and management of U.S. corporate and commercial real estate assets. Brian is also a crypto enthusiast who participated in Ethereum's early investment and community building. His experience spans across credit analysis, mergers & acquisitions, leveraged buyouts, portfolio management and capital markets.


Brian studied Industrial Engineering at Georgia Institute of Technology. He is a CFA Charterholder and Certified FRM.

Brian Tsang
Choco Up
Co-founder and COO
Hong Kong

Maggie Ng

Head of Wealth and Personal Banking|HSBC
Hong Kong

Maggie Ng is Head of Wealth and Personal Banking, Hong Kong, HSBC. She is responsible for driving the growth agenda for HSBC’s most valuable WPB business, supporting the financial and wealth needs across the full spectrum of the Bank’s customer base.

With over 20 years of experience in the finance industry, Maggie has a proven track record in delivering growth, improving customer advocacy, driving digital transformation and effectively managing risks. 

She joined HSBC from IG Group, a leading online trading provider, where she was the Greater China CEO. Prior to that, Maggie co-founded a fintech wealth management and asset management company – Assured Asset Management – which was recognised in 2019 as the “Best New Wealth Management Platform” by AsiaAsset Management magazine and “Editors’ Triple Star” by the Asset magazine. 

Maggie is a seasoned banking professional, having held a number of senior local and regional positions at Citibank in both business and risk management. In her earlier career, Maggie worked for leading professional services firm Ernst & Young (Australia) and international natural resources company BHP Billiton. 

She is a graduate of UNSW Australia with a Bachelor degree of Technology, and holds an MBA in Accounting and Finance from California State University, Hayward. 

Maggie Ng
HSBC
Head of Wealth and Personal Banking
Hong Kong

Tim Draper

Founder|Draper Associates
United States
Tim Draper
Draper Associates
Founder
United States

Stephan Wolf

CEO|Global Legal Entity Identifier Foundation (GLEIF)
Germany

Stephan Wolf was appointed by the Global Legal Entity Identifier Foundation (GLEIF) Board as the CEO of GLEIF in July 2014.

Between January 2017 and June 2020, Mr. Wolf was Co-convener of the International Organization for Standardization Technical Committee 68 FinTech Technical Advisory Group (ISO TC 68 FinTech TAG). The group acts as an advisory sounding board to support and engage with the Fintech community on standards requirements, for the effective and efficient use and development of standards to support FinTechs and the broader financial services industry, delivered using a cooperative relationship approach. The focus of the FinTech TAG will be on the following areas: Financial messaging, semantic technologies, blockchain / distributed ledger technology, mobile / digital wallets, digital currencies as well as security considerations related to these topics and interoperability with existing bank-channels.

In January 2017, Mr. Wolf was named one of the Top 100 Leaders in Identity by One World Identity.


Stephan Wolf
Global Legal Entity Identifier Foundation (GLEIF)
CEO
Germany

Alice Tong

Head of Transformation|Hang Seng Bank

Alice Tong is the Head of Transformation for Hang Seng Bank and is part of the key force in driving the development of Fintech in achieving the Bank’s business goals. Her role  drives and delivers bank-wide transformation initiatives, provides  internal consultancy to identify opportunities in transformation such as strategies review.

She is a motivating team-leader with 15 years of experience in attaining large scale projects in banking and management consulting. She specializes in strategy formulation, operating model design, change management and process excellence. Proven track record in achieving objectives aligned with corporate strategy, ranging from improving cost efficiency, customer experience, and controlling risks.

She has a Journalism and Communication degree from The Chinese University of Hong Kong, and an MBA from The University of Hong Kong.

Alice Tong
Hang Seng Bank
Head of Transformation

Lawrence Li

Head of Cards & Unsecured Lending|Citibank Hong Kong
Hong Kong

As Head of Cards and Unsecured Lending, Lawrence has overall responsibility for managing and formulating the product, sales, and business development strategy for the entire Hong Kong credit card and unsecured lending product portfolio.

Before taking up the current position, Lawrence was Head of Cards Portfolio Management, responsible for optimizing the overall profitability of the credit card portfolio, managing the pricing strategy, and driving sales through the digital channel.  During his tenure, he successfully introduced a number of digital services that resulted in solid growth in both the number of new customers and business volume.  Prior to this role, he was Head of Unsecured Lending.  

Lawrence joined Citibank in 2006 as a Management Associate and has held various roles across different business divisions in the Consumer Bank including Wealth Management (Deposit) and International Personal Banking. 

Lawrence holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Computer Science from the University of British Columbia in Canada. 


Lawrence Li
Citibank Hong Kong
Head of Cards & Unsecured Lending
Hong Kong

Daniel Cantorna

Vice President, Data, Insights & Technology|Collinson
Hong Kong

Daniel is the Vice President for Data, Insight and Technology within Collinson’s Asia Pacific team, a global leader in loyalty and benefits, and traveller experiences. 

Holding over 15 years of experience in consulting, product development, system integration, automation and gamification, Daniel is passionate about delivering customer-centric solutions and services that help Collinson clients build meaningful, enduring and increasingly valuable relationships with their customers.  

Daniel has worked extensively with marketing, automation, integration, business intelligence and advanced analytics for global enterprise organisations across sectors including technology, aviation, hospitality, luxury and retail.

Daniel Cantorna
Collinson
Vice President, Data, Insights & Technology
Hong Kong

Benson Cheng

Partner|PwC Hong Kong
Hong Kong

Benson is a partner of PwC who specialises in financial services.  During his career with PwC, he was seconded to a few cities across continents, including PwC Beijing office for two years serving the banking industry.  After returning to Hong Kong, he served a number of Chinese financial institutions.  In the past three years, in view of increasing cross-border and GBA initiatives, Benson spent time between Shenzhen and Hong Kong to expand the market reach and support the growth of financial institutions and fintech companies in Shenzhen.  He has experience in taking fintech companies public in the United States. With the continuing growth opportunities in GBA, he takes the role in financial service sector to establish stronger market profile, connect the relevant stakeholders and achieve the potential growth of financial services industry.  In addition to the role in PwC, he is also the working-group member of the GBA Committee within the Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants (HKICPA).

Benson Cheng
PwC Hong Kong
Partner
Hong Kong

Elliott Gotkine

Moderator|Journalist
Israel

Elliott Gotkine is a polyglot journalist, Master of Ceremonies, Moderator, and Media Coach. He is also the host of The F IN TECH Podcast. In his near two decades in broadcasting, Elliott has worked for the BBC, CNN and Bloomberg Television, covering South America, Europe and the Middle East. He’s interviewed world leaders, including Hugo Chavez and Shimon Peres; billionaires, such as Sheldon Adelson and Patrick Drahi; and Nobel Laureates, like Mario Vargas Llosa. Elliott holds a Bachelor’s degree in Geography from the University of Nottingham. He speaks fluent Spanish, decent French and Hebrew, and passable Italian.

Elliott Gotkine
Journalist
Moderator
Israel

Jeremy Berger

Co-Founder & COO|Arival Bank
United States

Jeremy Berger is the co-founder and COO of Arival Bank, a venture-backed digital banking startup. After graduating from the University of South Florida, he worked in corporate investment and wealth management before shifting gears to fintech and startups. Jeremy was recently on the Forbes top 30 under 30 list making him one of the top young finance professionals in the world. He leads day-to-day operations at Arival. Jeremy is also the Portfolio Director of Life.SREDA venture capital. He has
been called one of the youngest digital bankers in the world after co-founding Arival at the age of 23. He regularly speaks on some of the biggest stages in fintech whether it be Oracle, Visa, Hong Kong Fintech Week, or others. Jeremy notably took home three international awards (Best of Show at Finovate, FintechInn, & London Design Awards).

Jeremy Berger
Arival Bank
Co-Founder & COO
United States

Alex Wong

Director|Deutsche Bank

Alex is a business oriented technologist. He has held senior technology leadership roles in major US and European Investment banks, with vast experiences in leading full life cycle management of multifaceted transformational projects to deliver business outcomes for banks, stock exchange and clearing house. Alex embraces diverse cultures in all aspects leading onshore and offshore cross-functional teams of multi-cultural and external vendors to deliver business goals within rigid time and cost constraints. Highly respected and skilled professional in stakeholder engagement through proactively identifying and resolving needs and concerns at all levels. Alex believes in no single approach to a problem but being agile with is the constant attribute to deliver.

Alex Wong
Deutsche Bank
Director

Helen Kan

Executive Director and Deputy Chief Executive Officer|China CITIC Bank International Limited

Mrs. Helen Kan is currently the Executive Director and Deputy Chief Executive Officer of China CITIC Bank International Limited.

Helen is a financial service industry leader with global, regional and HK/China experiences for over 30 years. Currently, she sits on the Board of China CITIC Bank International Limited as Executive Director and is the DCEO of the Bank in charge of Business Banking, Private Banking and Retail Banking businesses. She is also the Director of various subsidiaries of the Bank and a Director of Nova Credit Limited.

On the professional and community front, Helen is currently a council member of the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology and member of Hong Kong Academy of Finance (AoF). She is also the President of Hong Kong Women Professionals and Entrepreneurs Association (HKWPEA), member of Zonta Club of Hong Kong East, Hong Kong Professionals And Senior Executives Association (HKPASEA) and The Hong Kong Chi Tung Association.

Helen Kan
China CITIC Bank International Limited
Executive Director and Deputy Chief Executive Officer

Andrew Toy

President & Chief Technology Officer|Clover Health
United States

Andrew Toy is the President and Chief Technology Officer at Clover, where he is responsible for overseeing engineering, data science, product, IT and security, as well as driving the vision for how technology and analytics can improve the lives of Clover's members. As part of that, Andrew has led the effort to build and scale Clover’s cutting-edge software product, the Clover Assistant.

The Clover Assistant, which Clover offers to physicians for free, is a software platform that aggregates and integrates each patient’s (also Clover members) health data from across the health ecosystem – including lab results, specialist visits, medication adherence, claims, and customer experience encounters. It uses machine learning to synthesize that data and give providers actionable and personalized recommendations for each patient at the point of care. It shows the clinical reasoning behind these recommendations, but relies on the doctor’s judgment and expertise to diagnose, treat, and implement care plans. Ultimately, physicians who use the Clover Assistant to manage their patients have experienced lower costs, less waste and better patient outcomes.

Under Andrew’s leadership, Clover is fundamentally changing the role of an insurance company to be an active participant in making people healthier and reducing the cost of healthcare.

Andrew joined Clover from Google, where he coordinated enterprise activities for the Android team and ran Machine Learning, Enterprise Search and Analytics for the G-Suite team. Before that, he was the CEO and co-founder of Divide, a company focused on creating a split between work and personal data on mobile devices, which was acquired by Google in 2014. He earned his BS and MS in Computer Science from Stanford. He was born in Hong Kong, and currently resides in the Bay Area.

Andrew Toy
Clover Health
President & Chief Technology Officer
United States

Allan Zeman

Chairman|Lan Kwai Fong Group
Hong Kong

Dr. Allan Zeman has lived in Hong Kong for over 50 years and amplifies the entrepreneurial and communal spirit which the SAR is known for. 

He is the founder Lan Kwai Fong Group, a major property owner and developer in Hong Kong’s Lan Kwai Fong Area, one of Hong Kong’s most popular tourist and entertainment districts. The company has in recent years expanded to various cities in China which include Chengdu, Shenzhen and Guangzhou; as well as to Thailand. 

Dr. Zeman is the Vice Patron of Hong Kong Community Chest and serves as a director of the "Star" Ferry Co Ltd. Dr. Zeman also serves as a director of Pacific Century Premium Developments Limited, Sino Land Co Ltd, Tsim Sha Tsui Properties Ltd, Television Broadcasts Ltd (TVB) and Fosun Tourism Group, all of which are listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange. Dr. Zeman is also the Non-Executive Chairman of Wynn Macau Limited, a prominent gaming operator in the US and Macau.

Dr. Zeman has been very involved in government services as well as community activities including an honorary advisor of HK Ocean Park; Chairman of the Letting Commercial Panel of the West Kowloon Cultural District Authority; a board member of Hong Kong Airport Authority. 

Dr. Zeman is a Governor of Our Hong Kong Foundation, which is dedicated to promoting the long-term and overall interests of Hong Kong. He was also a member of the HKSAR Chief Executive's Council of Advisers on Innovation and Strategic Development which aims to provide advice to the Chief Executive on Hong Kong's strategic positioning in the global and regional contexts and direction of economic development aiming at enhancing Hong Kong's competitiveness and growth potential.

Allan Zeman
Lan Kwai Fong Group
Chairman
Hong Kong

Mance Harmon

CEO & Co-Founder|Hedera Hashgraph
United States

Mance is an experienced technology executive and entrepreneur with more than 20 years of strategicleadership experience in multi-national corporations, government agencies, and high-tech startups, and isCo-founder and CEO of Hedera. His prior experience includes serving as the Head of Architecture andLabs at Ping Identity, Founder and CEO of two tech startups, the senior executive for product security at a$1.7B revenue organization, Program Manager for a very-large scale software program for the MissileDefense Agency, the Course Director for Cybersecurity at the US Air Force Academy, and researchscientist in Machine Learning at Wright Laboratory. Mance received a MS in Computer Science from theUniversity of Massachusetts and a BS in Computer Science from Mississippi State University.  

Mance Harmon
Hedera Hashgraph
CEO & Co-Founder
United States

Event Schedule

15:00 - 15:10
Introduction of Hong Kong Fintech Ecosystem
Introduction of InvestHK

King Leung, Head of Fintech, InvestHK

15:15 - 15:50
Introduction of HKPC and SME ReachOut
Overview of Government’s Funding Schemes In Hong Kong

Fion Chan, Manager, Industry and Startup Relations, SME Engagement Division, HKPC

15:50 - 16:00
Introduction of Hong Kong Fintech Week 2020

Hannah Richardson, Head of FinTech Enterprise, FINNOVASIA