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FinTech Global Outlook

Digital-only banks, also called neobanks, are expanding swiftly, leveraging cutting-edge digital technology like data analysis and AI to win over customers that are digital savvy. These challengers, spurred by consumer dissatisfaction with the incumbents are charging zero or low fees and offering faster services and better user experience, while saving the costs of running physical branches.

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Meet our speakers

RAMIN NIROUMAND

Founder & CEO|finleap
Germany

Ramin founded finleap – the leading fintech ecosystem in Europe – in Summer 2014. As Founder & CEO he is among others responsible for
strategy, communications and group development. Acting as an active sparring partner and shareholder for finleap’s numerous founding teams,
Ramin is forging an ecosystem of leading Fin- and Insurtechs. Built on one vision: making finance 100% digital. Ramin is also a member of the
advisory board of solarisBank.

Previously, Ramin was Innovation Manager at DKB Deutsche Kreditbank AG, where he led the bank’s electronic and mobile payment innovation
projects alongside PayPal, Sofortüberweisung and Cringle. He holds a degree in Economics and at the age of 24, was named one of Deloitte
Consulting’s youngest Senior Consultants. Ramin was elected by Forbes Magazine into the Top 30 young shapers of finance in Europe (#30under30) and by Capital, Germany’s leading business magazine, as “Junge Elite – top 40 unter 40” (“Young elite – top 40 under 40”) in 2016 and 2017. Handelsblatt named him among the 100 smartest people in Germany

RAMIN NIROUMAND
finleap
Founder & CEO
Germany

ARIF AMIRI

CEO|Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC)
Dubai
ARIF AMIRI
Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC)
CEO
Dubai

ALOKIK ADVANI

Managing Partner|Fidelity International Strategic Ventures
United Kingdom

Alokik leads as the Managing Partner at Fidelity International Strategic Ventures. This team builds and invests in innovative strategic financial services companies and technologies, including Moneybox, Kuvera, Clear, Conquest and SteelEye. He joined Eight Roads after ten years at Goldman Sachs, most recently as Head of Principal Strategic Investments, APAC, based in Hong Kong. Prior to that Alokik spent time at Merrill Lynch in London and New York. He has a BA in Economics from Ohio Wesleyan University and an MBA from INSEAD.

ALOKIK ADVANI
Fidelity International Strategic Ventures
Managing Partner
United Kingdom

BENEDICTE NOLENS

Head of Innovation Hub|Bank for International Settlements
Hong Kong
BENEDICTE NOLENS
Bank for International Settlements
Head of Innovation Hub
Hong Kong

STACI WARDEN

Executive Director, Global Market Development|Milken Institute
United States

Staci Warden is the executive director of Global Market Development at the Milken Institute, where she leads strategic initiatives on developing capital markets, innovative finance, FinTech for financial inclusion, and access to capital. She co-founded a global program with the International Finance Corporation to train and mentor policymakers in financial policy, now in its fourth year.

Prior to the Milken Institute, she spent six years with JPMorgan in London, where she led its public sector client franchise in EMEA and two years in New York on the sovereign Debt Capital Markets team. Before JPMorgan, Warden was a director at the Nasdaq, where she ran its two markets for micro-cap companies. At the U.S. Treasury, she ran its international debt-for-nature restructuring program. She was the startup COO of the Center for Global Development, and prior to that worked as a senior economist at the Carnegie Endowment and the Harvard Institute for International Development. Warden has worked in over 50 countries and has served as a ministerial-level advisor on capital market development, sovereign-wealth management, and poverty reduction. She chairs the Board of the Rwandan Capital Markets Authority and sits on the Boards of the Global Blockchain Business Council and the Energy for Growth Hub.

STACI WARDEN
Milken Institute
Executive Director, Global Market Development
United States

DATO' WAN PENG

COO|Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation
Malaysia

Dato’ Ng Wan Peng is the Chief Operating Officer (COO) of Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation (MDEC). MDEC is a government-owned agency to pioneer the transformation of Malaysia’s digital economy, responsible for the development, coordination, and promotion of Malaysia’s digital economy, information and communications technology (ICT) industry, and the extensive use of ICT in Malaysia. 

As the COO, she is responsible for strategic execution of MDEC’s initiatives to drive the development of the digital economy, including attracting investors, catalysing industry-driven digital ecosystem, building critical enablers of the digital economy, and driving inclusive adoption of technology. 

She has more than 25 years’ ICT Industry experience, including startups and managing large-scale projects,  in the areas of Strategic Planning, Project Management, Systems Integration, and digitalization.  Dato’ Ng has been consulted for both private and public sector organizations in IT policy and project implementation across public, private and education sectors in Malaysia and abroad.

Dato’ Ng Wan Peng has a Bachelor of Computer Science from Universiti Sains Malaysia. In 2019, Dato’ Ng Wan Peng completed her Senior Executive Leadership Programme from Harvard Business School. 

In 2015, Dato’ Ng Wan Peng was conferred Darjah Setia Pangkuan Negeri (D.S.P.N) by the Head of State of Penang in recognition of her outstanding leadership, dedication and continuous contributions to drive and expand digital economy’s footprint in Malaysia and globally. 

DATO' WAN PENG
Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation
COO
Malaysia

PAUL SCHULTE

Founder|Schulte Research Pte Ltd
Singapore

Paul Schulte is the founder of Schulte Research, set up in 2012 researching financial institutions and financial technology. He has spent 3 decades in research on financials. He has worked for all 3 branches of the US government, including the NSC at the White House. He currently teaches in 3 universities, has written 5 books and authored hundreds of articles. He has worked for the Number 1 investment bank from US, UK, Japan, China & Switzerland starting in 1990. He has taught on 5 continents. His focus is technological change in banks & insurance. He has been a source for the WSJ, NYT, Bloomberg, Nikkei, FT, Economist, Barron’s and Forbes. His clients include some of the largest sovereign, pension, mutual and hedge funds globally. His latest book is “The Race for 5G Supremacy: Why China is Winning, Where Millennials Struggle & How America Can Prevail (2020)”. He is also the author of “AI & Quantum Computing For Finance & Insurance: Fortunes And Challenges For China And America (2019)” and “The Next Revolution in our Credit Driven Economy: The Advent of Financial Technology (2015)”.

PAUL SCHULTE
Schulte Research Pte Ltd
Founder
Singapore

ROLAND FOLZ

CEO|Solarisbank
Germany
ROLAND FOLZ
Solarisbank
CEO
Germany

ALEXANDER GRAUBNER-MÜLLER

Founder & CEO|Kreditech / AGM Capital
Germany
Europe
FinTech Global Outlook
FinTech Global Outlook
Founder & CEO@Kreditech / AGM Capital
ALEXANDER GRAUBNER-MÜLLER
ALEXANDER GRAUBNER-MÜLLER
Kreditech / AGM Capital
Founder & CEO
Germany

YINGHAO LI

Founder & CEO|QFpay
Mainland China
Mainland China
Payments
FinTech Global Outlook
Founder & CEO@QFpay
YINGHAO LI
YINGHAO LI
QFpay
Founder & CEO
Mainland China

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