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Paul Chan Mo-po, GBM, GBS, MH, JP

Financial Secretary|The Hong Kong Special Administrative Region
Hong Kong

Mr Chan is a Certified Public Accountant. He is a former President of the Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants.

Before joining the Government, Mr Chan held a number of public service positions including member of the Legislative Council and Chairman of Legal Aid Services Council.

Mr Chan served as Secretary for Development of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government from July 2012 to January 2017. He was appointed Financial Secretary on 16 January, 2017.

Paul Chan Mo-po, GBM, GBS, MH, JP
The Hong Kong Special Administrative Region
Financial Secretary
Hong Kong

Christopher Hui Ching‐yu, JP

Secretary for Financial Services and the Treasury|The Hong Kong Special Administrative Region
Hong Kong

Mr Christopher Hui Ching-yu was appointed the Secretary for Financial Services and the Treasury on 22 April 2020. He serves on the boards of Mass Transit Railway Corporation Limited, Hong Kong Airport Authority and also as the Chairman of the Kowloon-Canton Railway Corporation. 

Prior to his appointment, Mr Hui was the Executive Director of the Hong Kong Financial Services Development Council. He spent 13 years at the Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Limited, having been the Managing Director for Market Development and Head of Project Management and also in various senior roles in Listing and Market Development. He also worked for a number of multi-national companies in the private sector. He started his career as an Administrative Officer in the Government in 1999 and served in the Economic Development Branch, the Office of the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region in Beijing and the Home Affairs Department.

Mr Hui previously held a number of public roles including Councillor of the City University of Hong Kong, Member of the Mandatory Provident Fund Authority Process Review Panel, Hong Kong Stock Exchange Listing Review Committee and also Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants Disciplinary Panel.

Mr Hui holds Bachelor and Master (Hon) Degrees in Philosophy, Politics and Economics from the University of Oxford, and Master of Business Administration Degree from INSEAD. He also attended the Stanford Executive Programme (SEP).


Christopher Hui Ching‐yu, JP
The Hong Kong Special Administrative Region
Secretary for Financial Services and the Treasury
Hong Kong

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

Steve McLaughlin

Founder, CEO and Managing Partner|FT Partners
United States

Steve McLaughlin is the Founder and CEO of FT Partners and former senior banker at Goldman Sachs covering FinTech and Financial Services for over 20 years.  Steve was recently Ranked #1 on Institutional Investor’sMost Influential Dealmakers in FinTech” report and named “Investment Banker of the Year” and ranked #1 FinTech Banker in Silicon Valley by The Information.  FT Partners was founded in late 2001 and has won “Investment Banking Firm of the Year” four times since 2004.  Steve has personally led and closed hundreds of FinTech M&A, Capital Raise and IPO Advisory transactions. @ftpartners www.ftpartners.com LinkedIn

Steve McLaughlin
FT Partners
Founder, CEO and Managing Partner
United States

Tony Fernandes

Group Chief Executive Officer|AirAsia Group
Malaysia

One of Asia’s most recognisable entrepreneurs, Tony Fernandes is best known for co-founding low-cost carrier AirAsia with Datuk Kamarudin Meranun in 2001 and democratising air travel in the region. Since 2018, Fernandes has been spearheading a digital transformation of his businesses, launching air asia Digital which includes logistics, fintech and a super app, a digital lifestyle platform which offers travel, food, education and health services.

Tony Fernandes
AirAsia Group
Group Chief Executive Officer
Malaysia

Andrew Toy

President and 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 and Chief Technology Officer
United States

Angelina Kwan

Senior Advisor to the Board|HashKey Group
Hong Kong

Extensive experience throughout Asia and the US in business development, restructuring, regulatory and compliance. She has held senior management positions with HKEX and HK SFC, and other multinational institutions. Angelina holds a Bachelor of Laws degree from the HKU and an MBA in Finance from the Pepperdine Graziadio Business School.

Angelina Kwan
HashKey Group
Senior Advisor to the Board
Hong Kong

Anna Gamvros

Partner|Norton Rose Fulbright
Hong Kong

Anna is a data and technology partner based in Hong Kong, and heads the Data Protection, Privacy and Cybersecurity practice for Asia Pacific. Anna's practice focuses on technology agreements and outsourcing transactions; privacy and data protection; cybersecurity and breach response; telecommunications and Internet regulatory issues.

She has been based in in Hong Kong for nearly 20 years and has assisted clients with Hong Kong and China based projects, and has a wealth of experience in advising clients on high value technology transactions and outsourcing deals, and multi-jurisdictional projects, particularly focused on data management.

In addition, Anna is one of the leading data protection lawyers in Asia and has worked on some of the largest and most high profile cybersecurity breaches in Asia involving a variety of threats and threat actors. She has experience in dealing with regulators across multiple jurisdictions in terms of both notifications and investigations.

Anna is co-author to Internet Law in Hong Kong published by Sweet & Maxwell and is recognized in The Legal 500 and Chambers Asia as a leading individual for her experience in technology and data protection. In particular, she is described as someone who "is really able to bring her experience to bear and find pragmatic solutions" and is recognised for her experience across a number of industries, notably with travel, retail and luxury brands.

Anna is a Fellow of Information Privacy (FIP) with the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP) and holds the CIPT and CIPP/Asia certifications. She is admitted as a solicitor in Hong Kong and Queensland, Australia.

Anna Gamvros
Norton Rose Fulbright
Partner
Hong Kong

Ben Caselin

Head of Research & Strategy|AAX
Hong Kong

Ben Caselin is Head of Research & Strategy at AAX, the first crypto exchange to be powered by London Stock Exchange Group’s LSEG Technology. With a background in development work, social research and fintech, Ben develops insights into Bitcoin and decentralized finance and provides strategic direction at AAX. He is also a working member of Global Digital Finance (GDF), the leading industry body dedicated to driving the acceleration and adoption of digital finance.


Ben Caselin
AAX
Head of Research & Strategy
Hong Kong

Biswa Misra

Group Chief Technology Officer|AIA Group
Hong Kong

Biswa Misra is Group Chief Technology Officer of AIA Group Limited.

Biswa is responsible for providing leadership to the Group’s technology, digital and analytics areas.He is a director of various companies within the Group. He joined the Group in June 2013.

Prior to joining the Group, Biswa served as the Regional Chief Technology Officer for INGInsurance Asia Pacific. Previously, he spent six years with information technology consulting firm Capgemini, leading the company’s insurance practice for Asia.

Biswa holds a degree in electrical engineering from the National Institute of Technology, Surat, India.

Biswa Misra
AIA Group
Group Chief Technology Officer
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 AdvisoryCouncil 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 andMENA region, then spent time at Robert Bosch as Senior Manager of Corporate StrategyAPAC. Chibo joined Gobi Partners in 2009 and is currently a Managing Partner based in Hong Kong.

Chibo Tang
Gobi Partners
Managing Partner
Hong Kong

Clement Cheung, GBS, JP

CEO|Insurance Authority
Hong Kong

Mr Cheung has been the Chief Executive Officer of the IA since August 2018 upon retirement from the Administrative Service which he joined in 1983.  Senior posts that he took up during this career include Director of the Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office in Singapore from 1998 to 2001 when the Asian Financial Crisis erupted, Commissioner of Insurance from 2006 to 2009 during the global financial crisis, Postmaster General from 2009 to 2011, Commissioner of Customs and Excise from 2011 to 2015 and Secretary for the Civil Service from 2015 to 2017.  He is currently a member of the Executive Committee of the International Association of Insurance Supervisors and Chairman of the Asian Forum of Insurance Regulators.

Clement Cheung, GBS, JP
Insurance Authority
CEO
Hong Kong

Colin Pou

Executive Director (Financial Infrastructure)|Hong Kong Monetary Authority
Hong Kong

Mr Pou holds a Bachelor of Social Sciences degree in Economics from the Chinese University of Hong Kong. Mr Pou joined the HKMA in 1994 as an Assistant Manager. He was promoted as Manager in 1997, as Senior Manager in 2000 and as Division Head in 2008. Mr Pou has worked in different areas of HKMA’s work including banking supervision, banking policy, banking development, monetary operations and payment system operations. Mr Pou was seconded to The Hong Kong Mortgage Corporation Limited (HKMC) during 2015 to 2018 to oversee HKMC's general insurance business, before taking up the present position on 29 October 2018.

Colin Pou
Hong Kong Monetary Authority
Executive Director (Financial Infrastructure)
Hong Kong

Cuy Sheffield

Head of Crypto|Visa
United States

Cuy Sheffield is the Head of Crypto at Visa, leading the global crypto product team within the fintech product organization. Cuy is a fellow at the Visa Economic Empowerment Institute, a co-chair of the World Economic Forum’s Global Future Council on Cryptocurrencies and a member of the advisory group for the Digital Dollar Project. Before Visa, Cuy worked on business development and partnerships for TrialPay, a fintech startup that Visa acquired in 2015.  

North America
Payments & Remittance
Head of Crypto, Visa
Cuy Sheffield
Cuy Sheffield
Visa
Head of Crypto
United States

Daniel Cantorna

Vice President, Data, Insights and 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 and Technology
Hong Kong

Daqing (David) Ye

Co-Founder, Chairman and CEO|Rong360
Mainland China

David Ye is an entrepreneur and investor with 25 years of experience in Internet and Financial Technology in the United States, China, India and Southeast Asia.   He is the co-founder, Chairman and CEO of Rong360 Jianpu Technology (NYSE:JT), a leading independent open platform for discovery and recommendation of financial products in China and Southeast Asia. Before founding Rong360 in 2011, he had leadership roles with PayPal, American Express, Capital One, and America Online in the US and China.  

Mr. Ye was awarded “Entrepreneur of the Year” by The Founder in 2015. He sits on the advisory board at the Institute for Economic Policy Research (SIEPR) in Stanford University. He also sits on the Consumer’s Financial Rights Protection and Education Committee under the National Internet Finance Association of China.  He is a mentor of Tsinghua PBCSF Global Entrepreneur Leadership Program.  

Mr. Ye received a B.S. in engineering from Hunan University,  a M.S. in finance from the George Washington University, and an EMBA from the People’s Bank of China School of Finance, Tsinghua University.

Daqing (David) Ye
Rong360
Co-Founder, Chairman and CEO
Mainland China

David Haynes

Vice President|LexisNexis Risk Solutions
Hong Kong

David Haynes is the Vice President of LexisNexis Risk Solutions in Asia Pacific responsible for developing and bringing to market a suite of services for clients involved in Compliance, Anti Money Laundering, KYC screening and Fraud & Identity Management. 

David has over 15 years’ experience in banking and financial technology. Prior to joining LexisNexis Risk Solutions, David held leadership roles at Thomson Reuters and Merrill Corporation.  During the last 8 years, David has been based in Asia working with many of the region’s leading Financial Institutions, Corporates and Law firms to help define internal processes and implement efficient and impactful Risk and Business Intelligence solutions.

Prior to moving to Asia, David was based in London and previously held positions in Investment Banking, focusing on Project Finance and Securitization. He was educated in England, graduated from the University of Birmingham and now lives in Hong Kong with his wife and their daughter.

David Haynes
LexisNexis Risk Solutions
Vice President
Hong Kong

David Wong

Head of Greater Bay Area Business Development|InvestHK
Hong Kong

David Wong is the Head of Greater Bay Area Business Development team of Invest Hong Kong. He is responsible for, among other things, attracting international companies to set up in the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area via Hong Kong through enhancing collaboration with investment promotion agencies of other cities in the region, organising and participating in business events both locally and globally and engaging with stakeholders.

David holds the Master of Public Administration degree from the University of Hong Kong and Bachelor of Business Administration degree from York University, Canada.

David Wong
InvestHK
Head of Greater Bay Area Business Development
Hong Kong

Eddie Yue, JP

Chief Executive|Hong Kong Monetary Authority
Hong Kong

Mr Eddie Yue was appointed Chief Executive of the Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA) from 1 October 2019.  He began his career as an Administrative Officer in the Hong Kong Government in 1986.  He joined the HKMA upon its establishment in 1993 and was promoted to Division Head a year later.  He was appointed Executive Director in 2001 and subsequently Deputy Chief Executive in 2007 before taking up his current position.

Mr Yue has participated in numerous areas of the HKMA’s work.  During his tenure as Deputy Chief Executive, he steered major policies and initiatives relating to reserves management, research, external affairs and market development.  Mr Yue was also actively involved in tackling major financial crises and played an instrumental role in enhancing the Linked Exchange Rate System.

Mr Yue was educated at the Chinese University of Hong Kong and the Harvard Business School.

Eddie Yue, JP
Hong Kong Monetary Authority
Chief Executive
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

Etelka Bogardi

Partner|Norton Rose Fulbright
Hong Kong

Etelka Bogardi is a financial services regulatory lawyer based in Hong Kong.

She leads the FinTech practice in North Asia and is the Asia lead of the firm’s Global Payments Practice.

She has been based in Hong Kong for over 13 years and focusses on advising international financial institutions, investment funds, intermediaries, asset managers, insurers and FinTech companies on compliance with regulatory laws. Given her previous experience as Senior Counsel to the Hong Kong Monetary Authority, she is particularly familiar with financial services and products regulation, licensing and authorization issues, banking and intermediaries supervision and conduct matters, markets infrastructure, compliance and cross-border regulatory issues. She frequently advises on regulatory matters related to innovative technologies in the financial markets as well as payments regulation.

She currently sits on the FinTech working group of the Asia Securities Industry & Financial Markets Association (ASIFMA) and provides frequent commentary to the press on regulatory issues. She is currently serving as a Hong Kong ambassador to the Global Blockchain Business Council, the leading industry association for the blockchain technology ecosystem.

In 2020, Etelka was named one of the global “45 under 45” banking regulation professionals by Global Banking Regulation Review. She is also ranked by Chambers in China Financial Services: Noncontentious Regulatory, by Legal 500 as a next generation partner in Hong Kong TMT, and by Who’s Who Legal 2021 as a thought leader in GBRR and a recommended global leader in Banking – Regulatory

Etelka Bogardi
Norton Rose Fulbright
Partner
Hong Kong

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

Helene Li

General Manager / CEO & Co-Founder|FinTech Association of Hong Kong / GoImpact
Hong Kong

A seasoned management consultant and finance industry professional, Helene has held various senior management positions in Strategic Planning, Marketing and Branding throughout her career which includes tenure at global consulting giants Boston Consulting Group and Willis Towers Watson.

Prior to joining Fintech Association of Hong Kong, Helene was Managing Director and Head of Strategic Planning, Brand and Communications Asia Pacific for BNP Paribas Wealth Management, a role she has held for 5 years.  She also held similar roles at  J.P. Morgan Private Bank and Swiss wealth management firm Lombard Odier.  In these capacities, she was instrumental in advancing the agenda of Sustainable Finance and Investments across a broad client base of family offices and asset owners.

Helene is a known Influencer and Key Opinion Leader in Fintech and Digital Transformation,  recognized by Thomson Reuters Refinitiv as Top 5 in Asia Pacific,  and globally a Top 2 Influencer in Sustainable Finance.  She is Co-Founder of GoImpact Capital Partners,  a platform developed to accelerate the mainstreaming of Sustainable Investments,  which has already forged partnerships with key players like Temasek Foundation, UNDP, Financial Times and Bloomberg since inception one year ago.

A sought-after speaker and moderator at Fintech and Sustainable Finance forums, Helene graduated from the University of Hong Kong with a First Class Honors degree in English and Economics.

Helene Li
FinTech Association of Hong Kong / GoImpact
General Manager / CEO & Co-Founder
Hong Kong

Howard Lee, JP

Deputy Chief Executive|Hong Kong Monetary Authority
Hong Kong

Howard Lee is responsible for reserves management, financial
infrastructure and fintech. He is also an Executive Director of
the Hong Kong Mortgage Corporation Limited. He joined the
HKMA in 2009 as a Division Head and has worked in various
areas including monetary management, financial stability
surveillance, corporate services and banking policy. He was
appointed as a Deputy Chief Executive on 1 January 2018.
Prior to joining the HKMA, Mr Lee worked in the Hong Kong
SAR Government in areas relating to economic development,
financial services and other public policies.

Howard Lee, JP
Hong Kong Monetary Authority
Deputy Chief Executive
Hong Kong

Jame DiBiasio

Editor|DigFin
Hong Kong

Jame DiBiasio is founder and editor of DigFin, a media brand and content agency dedicated to digital finance, fintech, and digital assets (www.digfingroup.com). An author, financial reporter and media director, he has been based in Hong Kong since 1997. His latest book is “Cowries to Crypto: The Story of Money, Currency and Wealth”.

Jame DiBiasio
DigFin
Editor
Hong Kong

Jay Law

Strategic Director|R3
Hong Kong

Jay is the Strategic Director at R3 Hong Kong, looking after North Asia markets.

Prior to R3, Jay worked in the software industry for Capital Markets for over 20 years. His experience and knowledge expand through financial institutions, stock exchanges, and regulatory with specific strengths in securities trading and post-trade.

Jay is a cryptocurrency and blockchain advocate who was attracted to the subject during the beginnings of the Bitcoin hype. His enthusiasm on the subject has laid the foundation for pursuing his career in the industry.

Jay works with a broad spectrum of industries to foster digital transformation where Digital Assets and Central Bank Digital Currency are his favourite subjects. Jay regularly speaks to Banks, Regulators, Universities, and Government Departments on a mission to future-proof digital assets for the Hong Kong market. Jay believes that the digital trust era is rapidly approaching.

Jay Law
R3
Strategic Director
Hong Kong

Jerry Ying

Chief Products Officer, Asia Pacific|TransUnion
Hong Kong

Based in Hong Kong, Jerry is responsible for leading the Asia Pacific product, data and analytics strategy for current and new market expansion, and delivering budgeted revenue goals with sales and global technology teams. Previously, he was General Manager of Wanda Credit in China, leading three business lines covering consumer credit, business information and market services. With over 10 years of holding senior roles at Experian Greater China, he has vast experience as a business line owner, driving strategic initiatives covering credit risk, fraud services, digital, and direct marketing and research. 

Jerry has a master’s degree in philosophy and computer science from the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology.

Jerry Ying
TransUnion
Chief Products Officer, Asia Pacific
Hong Kong

Joseph H. L. Chan, JP

Under Secretary for Financial Services and the Treasury|The Hong Kong Special Administrative Region
Hong Kong

Mr Chan was appointed the Under Secretary for Financial Services and the Treasury on 16 August 2017.

Mr Chan has many years of senior executive experience in the banking industry. He was a Managing Director in the Global Markets Division of Credit Agricole Corporate & Investment Bank, and was a Managing Director in Financial Markets of Standard Chartered Bank.

Prior to joining the Government, Mr Chan held multiple roles in a number of public and professional bodies, including Vice President of the Hong Kong Society of Financial Analysts, Director of Hong Kong Securities & Investment Institute, Advisor of the Chinese Gold & Silver Exchange Society, as well as a General Committee member of the Hong Kong General Chamber of Commerce. Mr Chan was also a member of the Central & Western District Council.

Mr Chan holds a Bachelor of Arts in Economics (Hon) and Psychology from the University of Michigan, USA. He is also a Chartered Financial Analyst.

Joseph H. L. Chan, JP
The Hong Kong Special Administrative Region
Under Secretary for Financial Services and the Treasury
Hong Kong

Judith Loh

Head of Strategic Sales, Global Enterprise eCommerce, APAC|Worldpay
Singapore
Judith Loh
Worldpay
Head of Strategic Sales, Global Enterprise eCommerce, APAC
Singapore

Kelvin Yeung

Founder & CEO|Hong Kong Digital Asset Exchange
Hong Kong
Kelvin Yeung
Hong Kong Digital Asset Exchange
Founder & CEO
Hong Kong

King Leung

Head of FinTech|Invest Hong Kong
Hong Kong

As Head of Fintech at InvestHK, the department of the Hong Kong SAR Government responsible for attracting Foreign Direct Investment, King’s mission is to foster a more vibrant fintech ecosystem in Hong Kong and Greater Bay Area (GBA) where King has the privilege to work closely with major fintech stakeholders – leading financial services institutions, fintech companies, accelerators, innovation labs, investors, regulators, universities, etc.  In another complementary role, King also serves as Visiting Lecturer in Fintech at Institute for China Business (中国商学院) of The University of Hong Kong in China in which King has extraordinary exposure to Mainland China fintech and financial services executives.

Prior to his Fintech immersion, King’s tech entrepreneurial career included his role as angel investor in startups involving artificial intelligence, Big Data and Insurtech; founder of a data management platform and lead generation startup funded by Credit Suisse; transformed Datatrade from a traditional direct marketing agency into a multiple awards winning CRM and loyalty marketing agency.

Recognized for his industry domain experience, King has been invited to serve in leadership roles at Fintech Association Hong Kong (Insurtech Committee), The Marketing Society Asia, [Digital-Direct] Marketing Association, Asia America Multi-technology Association, Young Entrepreneurs Development Council, etc.

Prior to his entrepreneurial career, King was a management consultant in strategy, operation and information technology with Booz Allen Hamilton and KPMG Consulting in USA and UK. King was also in technology investment as a venture capitalist at Innovate@ (a tech fund co-managed by Booz Allen Hamilton & Lehman Brothers in USA).

King Leung holds an MBA (Hons) in Finance and Strategy from University of Chicago, and BSc (Hons) in Mechanical Engineering from University of Wisconsin – Madison.

King Leung
Invest Hong Kong
Head of FinTech
Hong Kong

Larry Fink

Chairman and Chief Executive Officer|BlackRock
United States

Laurence D. Fink is Founder, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of BlackRock. He and seven partners founded BlackRock in 1988, and under his leadership, the firm has grown into a global leader in investment and technology solutions. BlackRock’s mission is to help investors build better financial futures and the firm is trusted to manage more money than any other investment company in the world. Mr. Fink has been named one of the "World's Greatest Leaders" by Fortune, and Barron's has named him one of the "World's Best CEOs" for 14 consecutive years.

Prior to founding BlackRock in 1988, Mr. Fink was a member of the Management Committee and a Managing Director of The First Boston Corporation.

He serves as a member of the Board of Trustees of New York University (NYU) and the World Economic Forum, and is Co-Chairman of the NYU Langone Medical Center Board of Trustees. In addition, he serves on the boards of the Museum of Modern Art, the Council on Foreign Relations and the International Rescue Committee. He also serves on the Advisory Board of the Tsinghua University School of Economics and Management in Beijing and on the Executive Committee of the Partnership for New York City.

Mr. Fink earned an MBA with a concentration in real estate from the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA) in 1976 and a BA in political science from UCLA in 1974.

North America
Asset & Wealth Management
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, BlackRock
Larry Fink
Larry Fink
BlackRock
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
United States

Lucy Gazmararian

Founder and Managing Partner|Token Bay Capital

Lucy is the Founder and Managing Partner of Token Bay Capital, a Hong Kong based early-stage venture fund that invests in digital assets and blockchain companies. She is also a Board Member of the FinTech Association of Hong Kong and Founder of Women in Crypto, Hong Kong.

Prior to founding Token Bay Capital, Lucy was a senior leader of PwC’s Global Crypto team where she advised entrepreneurs, start-ups and financial institutions on their crypto and blockchain projects. She also worked with many central banks and other regulatory bodies around the world to help formulate their crypto asset policies. Lucy was named a Top 10 Rising Women in Crypto in 2020 (FinTech Times and Wirex) and #22 Top 100 Women in FinTech in 2021 (FinTech Magazine).

Prior to working in FinTech, Lucy spent 16 years in banking with Goldman Sachs, Credit Suisse, Schroders and Kleinwort Benson.

She holds a Type 9 (asset management) license with the Securities and Futures Commission of Hong Kong and became a Chartered Wealth Manager in the UK in 2015. Born and raised in Hong Kong and educated in the UK, she graduated from the University of Oxford with a degree in Modern History.

Lucy Gazmararian
Token Bay Capital
Founder and Managing Partner

Maaike Steinebach

General Manager, Hong Kong and Macau|Visa
Hong Kong

Maaike Steinebach is Visa's General Manager for Hong Kong and Macau. She is responsible for the full business operations, strategy development and management of Visa’s businesses in the two territories. She is also the founding member of the FinTech Association of Hong Kong.

Maaike brings more than 20 years of experience working in institutional, commercial and private banking in Europe, Asia, and Greater China.

Before joining Visa, Maaike served for five years as Country Executive of Commonwealth Bank of Australia (Hong Kong), and before that as Country Executive for ABN AMRO (Hong Kong) and Regional Head Asia for the corporate bank. Prior to Hong Kong, Maaike spent five years in Shanghai as Country Manager for Fortis Bank Greater China.

As founding member of Women in Tech HK and Women Chief Executive Group HK, Maaike is active in the advocacy for full and equal participation of women and girls in Hong Kong economy and society. She is also an active member in the fintech community in Hong Kong and the Greater Bay Area.

Maaike has a Master’s degree in Economics from the University of Amsterdam.

Maaike Steinebach
Visa
General Manager, Hong Kong and Macau
Hong Kong

Marianne Gilchrist

Head of Globals & L&H South Asia, Managing Director, Reinsurance Asia|Swiss Re
Hong Kong

As Head of Life & Health Globals and South Asia, Reinsurance Asia, Marianne is responsible for driving the growth of Swiss Re's life & health business and steering market solutions for Swiss Re's clients in Southeast Asia, India, Hong Kong and Taiwan, as well as global clients across Asia.  She is a member of Swiss Re's Asia Management Team, Asia Life & Health Management Committee and Globals Management Team. 

Based in Hong Kong, she has been leading the Globals Asia team in the capacity of Client Executive since 2016, and assumed her expanded responsibilities in 2019. Prior to that, Marianne was Head of the Solutions Group Asia, based in Seoul, South Korea. She spearheaded the implementation of Swiss Re's global health strategy in Asia, delivering client-centric solutions through product innovation, differentiated services and distinguished thought leadership. 

Marianne brings with her more than 30 years of experience, with a specialty in life and health insurance and an in-depth knowledge of marketing and brand management. She moved to Asia in 1999 and since then has held a number of senior management roles, including Vice President, Product Innovation for AIG WW Life A&H in Hong Kong, and Regional Director for AIA based in Singapore. Prior to joining Swiss Re in 2012, Marianne was in private practice as a Clinical Psychologist in Singapore. 

Marianne comes from Scotland and was educated in England. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy, Politics and Economics, and a Master of Arts from Corpus Christi College, Oxford University; a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology with Sociology from Singapore Institute of Management University; and Master in Clinical Psychology from the National University of Singapore. 

Marianne Gilchrist
Swiss Re
Head of Globals & L&H South Asia, Managing Director, Reinsurance Asia
Hong Kong

Marie Claire Lim Moore

Chief Executive Officer, Hong Kong|TransUnion
Hong Kong

Marie Claire Lim Moore oversees the Hong Kong office. She has a long, distinguished career bridging the financial world with emerging innovations in data science and technology. With roles spanning geographies, including New York, Singapore and Greater China, she joins TransUnion from Visa where she was Head of Consulting and Analytics for Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan. Previously, she spent 15 years with Citi. Lim Moore is also a best-selling author and passionate advocate of women’s leadership and empowerment. She serves on the Board of Directors of Habitat for Humanity Hong Kong.

Marie Claire Lim Moore
TransUnion
Chief Executive Officer, Hong Kong
Hong Kong

Mark Munoz

Managing Partner|Vectr Ventures
Hong Kong

Mr. Mark Munoz is a financial technology veteran, with over two decades of experience building, advising and investing in companies that contribute to the booming fintech ecosystem around the world.

Mark is the Co-Founder and Managing Partner of Vectr Fintech Ventures, an early-stage venture capital firm based in San Francisco and Hong Kong. He is also a Venture Partner to Vectr Ventures. Vectr has backed more than 100 ground breaking and iconic technology companies since 2014.

Having founded various technology companies for the financial services industry, from online investing to high performance applications, Mark has tremendous experience in Fintech and working with global banks and insurance companies. He has served on multiple boards, overseen numerous mergers and acquisitions and was part of the team that led Penson Worldwide, a securities clearing company, to an IPO in 2005.

Prior to a career in financial technology Mark was a political consultant to several prominent US Congressional and Senate members.

Mark graduated with a BA in Government Studies and a BA in Philosophy from the College of William & Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia.

Mark Munoz
Vectr Ventures
Managing Partner
Hong Kong

Matthew Chen

CEO of Sunline Holding|Sunline
Mainland China

Matthew Chen is the CEO of Sunline Holding, overlooking the business and growth of the international subsidiary. Matthew first joined Sunline in 2015 as the CEO of Sunline’s subsidiary - Sunline Financial Systems & Services (Qianhai) and successfully spearheaded the division to greater heights. In his current role, Matthew has boosted the company’s expansion into the international market. His exquisite skills in strategic planning has made him an invaluable member of the top management in Sunline.  

Matthew has more than 20 years of experience in Banking and Finance, specializing in Treasury and Risk Management domain. He has led countless Treasury and Risk Management projects all over Australia, Japan, South Korea, Singapore, Malaysia, Hong Kong and Macau. Prior to his service in Sunline, Matthew was the Vice President of SunGard and has led the entire Banking Solution Business Group in the Greater China Region for more than 10 years. He also acts as the Regional Director for Professional Risk Managers’ International Association (PRMIA), an American based not-for-profit professional risk managers’ association. Matthew is also a regular speaker at Money 20/20's Global Fintech Summits.

Matthew Chen
Sunline
CEO of Sunline Holding
Mainland China

Matthew Marsh

MC|EDJ
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.

Hong Kong
Other
MC, EDJ
Matthew Marsh
Matthew Marsh
EDJ
MC
Hong Kong

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

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

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

Mohit Kapoor

CEO|Haven Technologies Asia
Hong Kong

Mohit is a co-founder and CEO of Haven Technologies Asia. Mohit has 25+ years of leadership experience as a senior financial services technology executive, who refuses to settle for the status quo and thrives upon driving change and innovation. 

His international leadership experience spans four continents, managing global teams located in New York, London, Hong Kong, Tokyo, Sydney, Shenzhen and Mumbai. Mohit relishes building high caliber teams and technology platforms that propel companies forward ahead of the competition.

Mohit launched his career at Morgan Stanley, where he played a key leadership role in growing Morgan Stanley’s market-leading Prime Brokerage Technology team. 

Throughout his career, he has helped a number of banks and fintechs build their product platforms.

Mohit holds a joint Master’s degree from The Wharton School and the School of Engineering and Applied Science at the University of Pennsylvania.

When he is not working, Mohit enjoys time with his wife and daughter, reads avidly, cooks passionately, and runs regularly (albeit a bit less quickly as time goes by).

Mohit Kapoor
Haven Technologies Asia
CEO
Hong Kong

Neil Shen

Founding & Managing Partner of Sequoia Capital China|Steward of Sequoia Capital
Hong Kong

Neil Shen is Steward of Sequoia Capital, and Founding & Managing Partner of Sequoia Capital China. He is also Co-Founder of Trip.com (NASDAQ: TCOM) and Homeinns Hotel Group (NASDAQ: HMIN). 

Neil Shen has received numerous honors and awards in China and across the globe.  He continued to hold the top position in The Midas List by Forbes from 2018 to 2020. When he reached the top of The Midas List 2018, it marked a milestone - the first time a Chinese national has hit the top of the list. He has been the highest-ranking Chinese investor on The Midas List for the year from 2012 to 2020, and also is listed in the "100 Greatest Living Business Minds" by Forbes. In addition, he was listed on the "50 Most Influential Business Leaders in China" and "30 Most Influential Investors in China" by Fortune for the years 2015 to 2020, and "Top 20 Venture Capitalists Worldwide" by New York Times and CB Insights from 2016 to 2019.

Neil Shen serves on a number of philanthropic and public organizations and industry associations, including holding the role of Vice Chairman of the VC Funds Committee of Asset Management Association of China, Member of the Hong Kong Chief Executive’s Council of Advisors on Innovation and Strategic Development, Member of HKEX International Advisory Council, Chair of the Yale School of Management Board of Advisors, Chairman of Yale Center Beijing Executive Council, Trustee of Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Director of Yabuli China Entrepreneur Forum (CEF). 

He received his Master's degree from Yale University and Bachelor's degree from Shanghai Jiao Tong University.

Neil Shen
Steward of Sequoia Capital
Founding & Managing Partner of Sequoia Capital China
Hong Kong

Noah Kerner

CEO|Acorns
United States

Noah is CEO of Acorns. Born in New York City’s east village, Noah Kerner got involved with Acorns two months after launch as an adviser, investor, board director and then CEO.

His background is colorful: 3X entrepreneur, Co-author of "Chasing Cool” with the former CEO of Barneys, and former DJ for Jennifer Lopez...all before 30. Noah built the leading millennial creative agency, Noise. Before being acquired by Engine, Noise developed hundreds of products and marketing campaigns for this generation including Facebook’s first application, the first credit card to reward responsibility rather than spending for Chase, Vice's music site Noisey, and the top branded game in the App Store. Noah was featured as a "Top 30 Under 30" in Billboard Magazine, a Fast Company "Innovation Agent," and one of AdWeek's "Top 20 under 40." He also advises and invests in a variety of fast-growing startups, including WeWork, where he served as the first Chief Strategy & Marketing Officer. Passionate about educating today’s youth, Noah has lectured on entrepreneurialism and media at NYU, UCLA, Stanford, and Columbia and currently serves on the Board of VH1's Save The Music Foundation. Noah is a graduate of Cornell University where he studied Psychology and Economics.

Noah Kerner
Acorns
CEO
United States

Oi Yee Choo

Chief Commercial Officer|ADDX
Singapore

Oi Yee has 20 years of capital raising and M&A advisory experience. 

Before joining ADDX, Oi Yee was with UBS for 6 years, and was Head of Investment Banking for UBS Singapore. She joined UBS from Morgan Stanley, where she was Head of Singapore Investment Banking. Prior to Morgan Stanley, she ran the Southeast Asia real estate investment banking franchise for Nomura Singapore. She started her investment banking career with Citigroup, covering Singapore corporate and real estate clients.

Between 2006 and 2008, Oi Yee was Senior Vice President, Strategy and Business Development, for Parkway Holdings, the largest healthcare company in Asia, and helped create the Parkway Life REIT. 

Oi Yee graduated from Nanyang Technological University with a Bachelor of Accountancy. She also has a Master of Business Administration from Manchester Business School.

Oi Yee Choo
ADDX
Chief Commercial Officer
Singapore

Peng Shen

Founder, Chairman of the Board of Directors and Chief Executive Officer|Waterdrop Inc.
Mainland China
Peng Shen
Waterdrop Inc.
Founder, Chairman of the Board of Directors and Chief Executive Officer
Mainland China

Rachel Freeman

Chief Growth Officer|Tyme
Singapore

Rachel Freeman is the Chief Growth Officer of Tyme. Tyme is the technology and solutions firm powering Tyme Bank, the first digital bank in South Africa with now 3 million customers. Rachel Freeman is an experienced and internationally recognized financial expert, particularly in the areas of financial inclusion and innovative financial technologies.  Before joining Tyme, Ms. Freeman served as the IFC Financial Institutions Advisory Manager for Asia since 2014. In her role, she led IFC’s advisory program for existing and potential investee clients for value enhancement and development impact, to achieve IFC's goals in financial inclusion and climate change mitigation. Rachel led client solutions development and execution in SME finance, bank-fintech collaboration including the creation of the APIX Platform, MFI transformation, Banking on Women, agrifinance and climate change finance for strategic IFC clients. Since 2001 she had several senior positions at IFC in Central Asia, Africa and Asia.  Prior to joining IFC, Rachel was involved in several entrepreneurial ventures in the US and Russia

Rachel Freeman
Tyme
Chief Growth Officer
Singapore

Rebecca Sin

ETF Analyst|Bloomberg
Hong Kong

Ms. Sin is an ETF Analyst at Bloomberg. In this role she writes research, articles, and featured stories about ETFs for the Bloomberg terminal and Bloomberg.com.

Ms. Sin has a wealth of experience.  She was previously the Head of Equities, Asia Pacific at Tradeweb and Head of Commerzbank ETF Sales and Trading for Asia Pacific. She was responsible for ETFs, equity futures/options and convertible bonds.  She enjoys educating clients with respect to the entire Equities spectrum ranging from executions to driving the growth of the business.

Ms. Sin’s career has been spent in London, Tokyo and Hong Kong, and she has experience working as a portfolio manager, market maker and synthetic equity trader. She has worked for numerous banks including Deutsche Bank, Barclays Capital and Commerzbank.

Ms. Sin earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Brigham Young University majoring in Mechanical Engineering and minoring in Mathematics. She is also a certified Cuisine and Pastry Chef from Alain Ducasse’s Culinary School in Paris. She is the co-chair of Asia’ Women in Exchange Traded Funds (WE), co-chair of Women in Finance Asia’ Mentor Mentee Program (WiFA), on the board of directors for Young Investor Society (YIS) and Women in Finance and Investment Networks.  She is passionate about gender diversity and equality and loves to play football, cook and eat. 

Rebecca Sin
Bloomberg
ETF Analyst
Hong Kong

Russell Perry

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 Perry
kompany
Co-Founder
Austria

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

Simon Loong

Founder & Group CEO|WeLab
Hong Kong

Simon Loong is the Founder and Group CEO of WeLab – a leading fintech company in Asia with one of the first virtual banks established in Hong Kong.  WeLab provides financial services by creating seamless digital experiences to over 46 million users and 600 enterprise customers across Hong Kong, Mainland China, and Indonesia.  WeLab also provides B2B enterprise solutions to traditional financial institutions which utilise WeLab’s technology to offer fintech-enabled services to their customers. WeLab operates WeLend and WeLab Bank in Hong Kong, WeLab Digital (我来数科), Taoxinji (淘新机) and Tianmian Lab (天冕) in Mainland China and a fintech joint venture AWDA in Indonesia. 

Prior to founding WeLab, Simon spent 15 years in retail banking divisions of Citibank and Standard Chartered.  Simon has a Master of Science in Management (MSM) from Stanford Graduate School of Business and is a Fellow of Certified Public Accountant (Australia).

Simon is a non-official member of the Business Facilitation Advisory Committee of HKSAR, and serves as an advisor to many professional organizations including Shenzhen Consumer Council, Hong Kong Trade Development Council, Hong Kong General Chamber of Commerce and was also a founding Board Member on the FinTech Association of Hong Kong.

Simon has received several awards in recognition of his achievements including 2016 "CEO of the Year" by Capital CEO, 2017 “Innovation Leadership Achievement in Hong Kong” by The Asian Banker, 2018 "The InnoStars Award" by Our Hong Kong Foundation and “The World Outstanding Chinese Youth Entrepreneur Award”. Simon has also been named as “one of the 20 people shaping Hong Kong’s future” in the next 20 years by leading Chinese media outlet, YiCai.

Simon Loong
WeLab
Founder & Group CEO
Hong Kong

Stephen Phillips

Director-General of Investment Promotion|Invest Hong Kong
Hong Kong

Mr Stephen Phillips is the Director-General of Investment Promotion at Invest Hong Kong (InvestHK), the Government Department responsible for attracting and facilitating foreign direct investment into Hong Kong.

Mr Phillips has served in senior positions in a number of private and public organisations. He lived and worked in Hong Kong from 1989 to 2004 holding senior investment banking positions with Deutsche and BZW/Barclays Capital before co-founding a Hong Kong-based group of companies providing IT, financial and consultancy services across Asia. In 2004, Mr Phillips joined UK Trade & Investment (now the UK’s Department of International Trade) before becoming the Chief Executive of the China Britain Business Council in 2006, as well as Chairman of the EU China Business Association.

Mr Phillips holds a BSc in Chemistry and Law from the University of Exeter.

Stephen Phillips
Invest Hong Kong
Director-General of Investment Promotion
Hong Kong

Tat Lee

Chief Executive and Executive Director|WeLab Bank
Hong Kong

Tat is the Chief Executive and Executive Director of WeLab Bank, a homegrown virtual bank licensed by the Hong Kong Monetary Authority. WeLab Bank operates under WeLab, a leading fintech company in Asia. Founded by a team of financial and technology experts, WeLab Bank’s mission is to bring joy to customers’ financial journeys by using technology to design a personalised, full-service banking experience. WeLab Bank represents a 100% digital banking experience that is simple, intuitive, and built around customers.

Tat has played a vital role since the beginning of WeLab Bank’s journey. As a founding member, he led the efforts to obtain the virtual banking license and establish WeLab Bank’s core vision and proposition. He is a passionate technologist leading a dynamic and fast growing team to deliver innovative banking products and services to build a bank in Hong Kong that customers will love. Tatis a strong believer that it is the combination of the power of people and the power of fintech that will truly revolutionize the banking experience.

Tat has close to two decades of retail banking and fintech experience. Tat joined WeLab as employee number one back in 2013 as a Hong Kong fintech pioneer, at a time when fintech was still in its infancy in the region. Over the last eight years, he has assumed a number of roles in WeLab including Head ofProduct and Risk Management and General Manager of WeLend, a direct online lending business under WeLab. Under his leadership, WeLend grew from a being start-up to become Hong Kong’s largest technology and AI powered pure online lending platform.

Prior to joining WeLab, he held senior roles in leading international financial institutions, including HSBC and Standard Chartered Bank’s former consumer finance subsidiary, PrimeCredit.

Tat Lee
WeLab Bank
Chief Executive and Executive Director
Hong Kong

Taynaah Reis

CEO/Co-Founder|Moeda
Brazil

Taynaah Reis is the CEO and co-founder of Moeda, a leading Brazil-based fintech company driving positive social change through inclusive & accessible finance. Recognized by MasterCard as a company driving the future of commerce, Moeda makes a global impact through its banking, microcredit & payments solutions. Taynaah has been named one of the Forbes 12 young most innovative leaders to watch and learn from in 2018 and a Blockchain leader in Brazil in 2019.

Under Taynaah’s leadership, Moeda has facilitated more than $100 million in financial transactions across 50,000 users, provided more than $1 million in micro-loan funding for seed projects, and launched an e-commerce platform for artisans and cooperatives. Moeda’s services are built on the blockchain and leverage this technology throughout its work, including increased transparency of payments, fair allocation of income along the supply chain, and secure financial transactions.

Taynaah has been active in the fintech space for much of her lifetime, launching her own programming solution at age 12 and her first company at age 16. She holds a Master’s Degree in Environmental Governance and International Policy Making from the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, as well as certificates in cybersecurity and disruptive innovation from Harvard Business School.  She is also a member of the Laboratory of Financial Innovation (LAB), which is led by the Brazilian Securities and Exchange Commission (CVM) and the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB). Inspired by her father’s involvement in the microloan sector, Reis developed Moeda with social impact in mind and works to humanize finances and distribute impact to achieve the UN Sustainable Development Goals. Moeda was founded by Reis in 2017 at a United Nations hackathon on blockchain and has been changing the lives of users ever since.

Taynaah Reis
Moeda
CEO/Co-Founder
Brazil

Toya Zhang

Deputy COO|AAX
Hong Kong

Toya Zhang is an experienced communications professional, specialized in technology, finance and blockchain sectors. She has helped prominent crypto companies raise tens of millions US dollars. Having worked with clients including Elliott, Barings, Latham & Watkins, HKVCA, Huawei, and OKex, Toya joined AAX in 2019 where she serves as Deputy COO.  

Toya Zhang
AAX
Deputy COO
Hong Kong

Victor Putra Lesmana

President Commerce & Fintech|Bukalapak
Indonesia

Victor Lesmana is the President, Commerce & Fintech.

Victor is a seasoned business leader with extensive experience across multiple industries such as Financial Services, Technology, Consumer Goods,M&A and Supply Chain through his prior experience in IBM USA, China andSingapore as well as in The Boston Consulting Group (BCG). He currently leads the various core divisions of Bukalapak, which include Marketplace,Digital Products, Logistics & Supply Chain, Payment, Financial Technology andNew Businesses.

Victor graduated from Nanyang Technological University, Singapore as the best graduate across the entire cohort and is a Lee Kuan Yew gold medalist.

He is passionate about financial inclusion and is actively involved in ChapterW (previously Nusantara Development Initiatives) which empowers women in rural areas through training the women to become entrepreneurs and bringing sustainable energy to remote areas.

Victor Putra Lesmana
Bukalapak
President Commerce & Fintech
Indonesia

Victor Yim

Director of Global Fraud Solutions, Asia Pacific|TransUnion
Hong Kong

Based in Hong Kong, Victor Yim leads the global fraud solutions for TransUnion’s Asia-Pacific (APAC) region, driving the revenue of the solutions, product development & innovations and growth of usage scenarios and eventually delivery business values to customers. He has successfully launched the 1st document forensic and biometric based eKYC solution into HK back in 2017. The solution has powered the 1st remote bank account opening service and has been adopted by majority of major financial institutions including a few “virtual banks”. He has also launched a new KYC solution for the SME space last year and has already been adopted by one major retail bank in HK.

Victor joined TransUnion in 2016 as a special consultant on fraud & compliance. Prior to joining TransUnion he was the head of 41st Parameter division for Experian Greater China and has held senior business development and sales roles at major fraud, AML and compliance solution providers including Nice Actimize & SAS.

Victor has a Bachelor’s of Computer Engineering with 1st class honors from the University of Hong Kong.

Victor Yim
TransUnion
Director of Global Fraud Solutions, Asia Pacific
Hong Kong

Weiyin Hong

Associate Professor|Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
Hong Kong

Weiyin Hong is an Associate Professor in the Department of ISOM at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology. She received her Ph.D. in Information Systems from the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology and her B.Sc. in MIS from Fudan University, China. Her research interests include human–technology interaction, FinTech, Internet privacy concern, and user adoption and disadoption. Her work has appeared in MIS Quarterly, Information Systems Research, Journal of Management Information Systems, Journal of the Association of Information Systems, International Journal of Human–Computer Studies, Information & Management, among others.

Weiyin Hong
Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
Associate Professor
Hong Kong

Yamilette Cano

Founder. Speaker. Coach. Confidence Maker|Louder Global
Hong Kong

Born in colorful Mexico, Yamilette had a childhood full of creativity. For over 20 years she performed as a professional ballerina. After retiring, she moved to Hong Kong and jumped into the Asia events industry as an entrepreneur.

After planning thousands of events, she started her journey as a Professional Public Speaker. She fell in love with the feeling of being on stage again.

Having experienced the joys of confident and assertive communication, Yamilette wanted to serve and give others the ability to find their ideal frequency and communicate with confidence. This is how LOUDER® by Yamilette Cano (LOUDER Global) was born.

LOUDER® works with clients in-person or virtually around the globe. Yamilette’s elegant style combined with her passion and dedication gives her the drive to help empower and elevate brands to tell their story with boldness and impact!

Yamilette Cano
Louder Global
Founder. Speaker. Coach. Confidence Maker
Hong Kong

Yulong Liu

Managing Director|Babel Finance
Hong Kong

Yulong has served in traditional financial institutions overseas and in China for many years. He has rich investment experience and has investment experience in many successful projects in the cryptocurrency field.

In 2015, he joined Lazard, as a core team member where he participated in the completion of many Chinese and foreign cross-border M&A transactions. At the end of 2017, he joined NewQuest Capital, Asia's top private equity fund.

In October 2018, he co-founded Neutral, a crypto asset financial technology product company, and obtained Sequoia A round of investment.

Yulong graduated from the National University of Singapore and was a recipient of a full scholarship from the Ministry of Education of Singapore.

Yulong Liu
Babel Finance
Managing Director
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