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JEHAN CHU

Co-Founder & Managing Partner|Kenetic Capital
Hong Kong
JEHAN CHU
Kenetic Capital
Co-Founder & Managing Partner
Hong Kong

MOHD KHAIRIL ABDULLAH

CEO |Axiata Digital Services
Malaysia
MOHD KHAIRIL ABDULLAH
Axiata Digital Services
CEO
Malaysia

PING LUO

Chief Scientist|Paoding Tech
Mainland China

Published prolifically in refereed journals and conference proceedings in the fields of data mining, machine learning, artificial intelligence, etc.

Research results about document intelligence have been widely applied in the industry of financial securities.

PING LUO
Paoding Tech
Chief Scientist
Mainland China

DR. VICTOR LI

CEO|Pintec
Mainland China

Dr. Victor Huike Li is a serial entrepreneur and IT industry veteran, with more than 20 years of experience in building and commercializing cutting-edge technologies. Dr. Li has held multiple senior executive positions in both China and Australia, accumulating a comprehensive set of industry experiences in such areas as R&D, consulting, business development, and management. Dr. Li was the founder and CEO of VanceInfo Technologies Australia Inc., wherein he established the first China-based IT services firm in Australia and drove its expansion across the Asia-Pacific region. Dr. Li was also the co-founder of InfraRisk, a leading supplier of credit management solutions in Australia. Dr. Li joined Pintec in 2019 subsequent to the acquisition of InfraRisk. After joining the Company, Dr. Li first served as head of international business and then as executive vice president for the Company prior to his current roles.

Dr. Li holds a Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of Melbourne as well as a master’s and bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from the Beijing Institute of Technology.

DR. VICTOR LI
Pintec
CEO
Mainland China

FRED NGAN

Co-Founder & Co-CEO |Bowtie Insurance
Hong Kong
FRED NGAN
Bowtie Insurance
Co-Founder & Co-CEO
Hong Kong

HAIYAN WU

Managing Partner|China Growth Capital
Mainland China

Haiyan is a founding member of the firm, responsible for all investments and fund management. She is also the lead partner for enterprise software and services.
Haiyan has been instrumental in contributing e-commerce deal flow given her prior unique experience as a corporate executive at DHgate.com, the first cross-border
B2B marketplace in China, founded by ex-CEO of Joyo.com (now Amazon China).

Haiyan's core portfolio includes Tongdun, WISECO, Tiger Brokers (NASDAQ: TIGR), 2Dfire, PingCAP, TigerGraph, Xiaoman CRM, Botai Records, Missfresh, SMZDM
(300785.SZ), Wish and Xiachufang etc.

Haiyan graduated with a B.Eng in Engineering Physics from Tsinghua University and is recognized as Forbes China Best Women Venture Investor 25 and Forbes China
Technology Women 50.

HAIYAN WU
China Growth Capital
Managing Partner
Mainland China

ANUBRATA BISWAS

MD & CEO|Airtel Payments Bank
India

Mr. Anubrata Biswas is the MD & CEO of Airtel Payments Bank Ltd, the first Payments Bank in India. Mr. Biswas has an experience of over 17 years in the Banking Industry, holding multiple leadership roles across geographies. Prior to joining Airtel Payments Bank, he worked with ICICI Bank Ltd, India’s second largest bank, as the Retail Business Head for South India.

Mr. Biswas started his banking career with ICICI in 2001. From 2002 onwards he was responsible for building the ICICI Bank brand in the USA and the Middle East, post which, he moved to London in 2006 to set up the Direct Banking business for ICICI Bank UK Plc, a subsidiary of ICICI Bank Limited. From 2009, he headed Retail & Private Banking, and was a member of the Management Committee for this subsidiary. Mr. Biswas moved to Mumbai from London in 2013 to take over the International Retail business for ICICI Bank Ltd. He then took over as the Zonal Head for the Bank in West Bengal from 2016-17.

Mr. Biswas has a Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from Jadavpur University and a Master’s degree in Business Administration (PGDBM) from IIM, Ahmedabad.

ANUBRATA BISWAS
Airtel Payments Bank
MD & CEO
India

ANDREA HAJDU-HOWE

Partner, Head of Capital|Antler Innovation
Singapore

Andrea is a Partner within Antler’s global team. Her specific mandate is to drive the strategy and execution behind securing capital for Antler and it’s portfolio companies globally. Andrea is a senior financial service professional with a diverse 18-year international career across 3 different jurisdictions and multiple disciplines. Before joining Antler Andrea was an Executive Director at Goldman Sachs Investment Management Division where she was responsible for the investment management needs of clients across all asset classes. Before joining Goldman Sachs, Andrea spent over a decade at HSBC in various capacities ranging from designing and executing corporate strategy globally, leading selected M&A activities and undertaking investment and client management activities. Andrea is an Honours Law Degree holder and a Fellow Chartered Accountant having trained with KPMG as her first professional mandate. Andrea is on the Fundraising Committee of AIDHA, a Singapore Charity with IPC status, providing Foreign Domestic Workers and low-income Singaporean women with financial education. Andrea has also been selected to be one of the Female Champions of the Financial Women’s Association Singapore and is a regular guest speaker at Singapore Management University’s Certificate in FinTech & Innovation course. Andrea has lived in Singapore for 9 years and is a proud mother of 6-year-old twins.


ANDREA HAJDU-HOWE
Antler Innovation
Partner, Head of Capital
Singapore

LUKAS PETRIKAS

Head of Innovation and Data|Hong Kong Exchange and Clearing
Hong Kong

HKEX is one of the world’s largest operators of financial markets. Lukas’ role is to modernise the exchange’s platforms, processes and capabilities through AI, smart automation and knowledge-based tools applied across its IPO market, trading, settlement, regulation and market surveillance activities.

The 2,500 companies listed in Hong Kong include some of the most exciting entrepreneurial growth stories of the modern era, and HKEX strives to use the full resources of this incredible network to make the city’s capital markets more open, more accessible to younger generations and, above all, more interesting to human and machine intelligence alike.

Lukas has been involved in various initiatives that have put Hong Kong on the international markets map, including the acquisition of London Metal Exchange, China-Hong Kong Stock Connect, Bond Connect, and the landmark reforms of the city’s IPO regime that have propelled it to the #1 global listing venue over the past decade.

LUKAS PETRIKAS
Hong Kong Exchange and Clearing
Head of Innovation and Data
Hong Kong

DANIEL BERTOLI

Venture Partner|Quona Capital
Singapore
DANIEL BERTOLI
Quona Capital
Venture Partner
Singapore

SEBASTIEN GAUDIN

Co-Founder & CEO|The CareVoice
Mainland China

Sebastien’s career has been dedicated to healthcare and new businesses. With an academic background in pharmaceuticals and business, Sebastien Gaudin worked as business development and marketing leader on multiple therapeutic and geographic markets at Sanofi for twelve years, taking a management position within Sanofi China in 2011. Working with Chinese Ministry of Health representatives and hospital leaders, Sebastien soon noticed how wary Chinese patients were of their national healthcare system. Later, he founded The CareVoice, a Shanghai-based start-up, with the mission of transforming healthcare experience to be more consumer-centric. Thanks to a successful pivot into health insurtech and its unique mobile-based SaaS platform digitizing healthcare and insurance journey, CareVoice has been working with multiple insurers to unleash their value. In 2018, after graduating from Ping An first accelerator program and soft-launching the first health benefit and insurance for start-ups in China, Sebastien co-founded StartupCare a new insurtech dedicated to insurance and benefits for start-ups so that entrepreneurs and their teams can devote their energy to successfully grow their businesses.

SEBASTIEN GAUDIN
The CareVoice
Co-Founder & CEO
Mainland China

ZENNON KAPRON

Founder & 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
Founder & Director
Singapore

MICHAEL STANHOPE

Founder & CEO|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 to conceive and launch Finance Asia magazine. While he was Managing Director of Finance Asia, Michael also launched 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. He now lives in Sai Kung, Hong Kong, and is married with three children - Reanna, Garett and Tarryn.

MICHAEL STANHOPE
Hubbis
Founder & CEO
Hong Kong

PAOLO AZZOLA

Chief Operating Officer|PayMaya
Philippines
PAOLO AZZOLA
PayMaya
Chief Operating Officer
Philippines

CHRIS MCCANN

General Partner|Race Capital
United States

Chris McCann is a general partner at Race Capital, entrepreneur, and community builder. Prior, Chris founded and led the community program at Greylock Partners, a San Francisco based venture capital firm with $3.5 billion under management which led investments in Facebook, LinkedIn, Dropbox, and Coinbase, among others. Chris has an angel portfolio of over twenty investments within the fintech and blockchain verticals including: Binance ($2.8B market cap), Solana (valued at $250M), among others.

Before he joined the firm, he was the co-founder and CEO of StartupDigest – of the earliest technology focused publications – which he grew from zero to over one million subscribers before being acquired by Techstars. He was an early advisor for the Thiel Fellowship & StartX at Stanford University.


CHRIS MCCANN
Race Capital
General Partner
United States

SIYIN CHEN

Head of Fintech|Plug and Play China
Mainland China
SIYIN CHEN
Plug and Play China
Head of Fintech
Mainland China

DOUGLAS ARNER

Kerry Holdings Professor in Law|University of Hong Kong
Hong Kong
DOUGLAS ARNER
University of Hong Kong
Kerry Holdings Professor in Law
Hong Kong

JUNQU MA

Co-Founder|Tongdun
Mainland China
JUNQU MA
Tongdun
Co-Founder
Mainland China

SERENA NG

Asia Finance Editor|The Wall Street Journal
Hong Kong
SERENA NG
The Wall Street Journal
Asia Finance Editor
Hong Kong

RICHARD TURRIN

Author|Innovation Lab Excellence
Mainland China
RICHARD TURRIN
Innovation Lab Excellence
Author
Mainland China

ZHIQIANG YAO

Co-Founder|CloudWalk Technology
Mainland China
ZHIQIANG YAO
CloudWalk Technology
Co-Founder
Mainland China

GUSTAF AGARTSON

Founder & CEO|BIMA
Sweden

Gustaf is the Founder and CEO of BIMA, the leading provider of mobile-delivered insurance and healthcare in emerging markets. BIMA operates across 9 countries across Africa and Asia and has reached more than 35 million subscribers in just 9 years. Gustaf has driven the company’s growth from a small pilot scheme in Ghana to one of the world’s leading insurtech players. He has continuously developed BIMA’s product portfolio in order to leverage technology and provide value to the customers. As a result, BIMA is now offering services beyond traditional insurance including health services such as access to tele doctor’s consultation. Gustaf previously worked in management roles Tele2 and has a Masters from the Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm.

GUSTAF AGARTSON
BIMA
Founder & CEO
Sweden

LAURA DEAL

Executive Director|Milken Institute
United States
LAURA DEAL
Milken Institute
Executive Director
United States

CHAO WANG

Deputy General Manager, R&D Center|Forms Syntron
Mainland China
  • Deputy General Manager, R&D Center, FORMS SYNTRON
  • Financial blockchain solution expert, with more than 15 years of experience in the financial IT industry, and has served many large multinational financial institutions
  • Served various lecturing positions for graduate students for South China University of Technology
  • Obtained dozens of copyrights and applied 7 blockchain patents across multiple blockchain applications in the fields of supply chain finance, banking insurance, and banking, and has obtained dozens of copyrights and applications
  • Led a team in 2018 to win the first prize with Project JustSign in the FISCO BCOS Blockchain Application Contest.


CHAO WANG
Forms Syntron
Deputy General Manager, R&D Center
Mainland China

DAEGWON CHAE

General Partner|BOND
United States

Daegwon Chae is a General Partner at BOND and focuses on investments in high-growth consumer internet companies. Prior to BOND, Daegwon served as a Principal at Kleiner Perkins’ Digital Growth Fund. His investments in the fintech sector include Robinhood, Brex, Revolut, and Toss. 

Before joining Kleiner Perkins, Daegwon worked in the Special Situations Group at Goldman Sachs, where he invested in growth-stage technology companies as a member of the Private Capital Investing team.

Daegwon graduated from Dartmouth College (AB) with a degree in Economics and Computer Science. 

DAEGWON CHAE
BOND
General Partner
United States

MOHAMMAD RIDZUAN ABDUL AZIZ

President|Fintech Association of Malaysia
Malaysia
MOHAMMAD RIDZUAN ABDUL AZIZ
Fintech Association of Malaysia
President
Malaysia

NICOLE DENHOLDER

Founder|Next Chapter Ventures
Hong Kong

Nicole Denholder is the founder of the Next Chapter Raise and Crowdfunding and platforms.  

Next Chapter Raise is a digital membership community for female entrepreneurs and women-owned businesses in Asia to help them get funded faster.  Next Chapter Crowdfunding is a reward-based crowdfunding platform.  Through these platforms, Nicole has worked extensively with female founders and investor changemakers to understand the issues facing female entrepreneurs who are looking to fund and scale their businesses. 

Nicole was previously a Director at PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) in London and Hong Kong in PwC’s US IPO and Advisory practices working on large-scale projects across Europe and Asia. 

Nicole is on the Board of the Women Entrepreneurs Network in Hong Kong and was previously a member of the Australian Chamber of Commerce Women in Business Network’s Executive Committee. 

Since starting Next Chapter, Nicole is a regular speaker on Crowdfunding and Funding for Female Entrepreneurs at events such as FinnovAsia, HKU's Future City Summit, StartupNext, HKTDC Conferences, American Chamber of Commerce and the Australian Chamber of Commerce. 

Nicole is passionate about female entrepreneurship and becoming a catalyst to change how women access funding. 

http://www.nextchapterraise.com/

www.nextchaptercrowdfunding.com

NICOLE DENHOLDER
Next Chapter Ventures
Founder
Hong Kong

DAVID CHEN

CEO|Atome
Singapore

David Chen is a former academic turned tech entrepreneur, having previously co-founded and built Singapore consumer lifestyle app Nestia and career matching platform Matchimi. He is a former professor with a PhD in Computer Science from the University of Washington and a Masters in Computer Science from Fudan University. He spent six years as a tenured professor at Nanyang Technological University with a specialty in algorithm design and analysis, optimisation and data analytics, and has been published in over 50 research publications. Before teaching, he worked with some of the world’s most recognized technology brands including Yahoo!, Microsoft and Amazon.

David is now the CEO of Atome, a leading technology start-up headquartered in Singapore that has helped over 10 million customers in Southeast Asia gain access to credit in its vision to create a better life for consumers through greater financial access and technology. In December 2019, Atome launched “buy now pay later” in Singapore, and currently partners 1,000 online and offline brands across verticals such as fashion, beauty, lifestyle and home decor. Atome has since expanded to Malaysia, Indonesia and Hong Kong. Atome is part of ADVANCE.AI, a Series-C big data and AI company headquartered in Singapore.

DAVID CHEN
Atome
CEO
Singapore

WILLIAM BAO BEAN

General Partner|SOSV
Mainland China
WILLIAM BAO BEAN
SOSV
General Partner
Mainland China

CUNJUN MA

Founder & CEO|Huize
Mainland China

Mr Cunjun Ma is the founder and the chief executive officer of Huize. He obtained an MBA degree from Nankai University and has over 24 years of insurance-related experience. Mr Ma holds exceptional insurance expertise and insights, he is the chairman of IAC Specialized Committee on independent online insurance platform and the vice-chairman of Shenzhen Insurance Intermediary Association. Mr Ma founded Huize in 2006. Huize was the largest independent online long-term life and health insurance product and service platform in China as measured by gross written premiums facilitated in 2018. On February 12 2020, Huize completed its Nasdaq IPO, becoming the first listed company in the e-insurance sector.

CUNJUN MA
Huize
Founder & CEO
Mainland China

SIMÃO CRUZ

Co-Founder|Portugal Fintech
Portugal

Simão Cruz is co-founder of Portugal Fintech, a non profit association committed to helping fintech startups grow. The latest initiative - The Fintech House Lisbon – brings to one single place the entire ecosystem, from +30 physically present startups to partners such as Visa,
Accenture, BBVA, Microsoft or Google to name a few.

At BiG, a digital investment bank focused on savings and investments, Simão is responsible for Digital Strategy & Development.

This year was recognized by Forbes as “30 Under 30” in Finance.

SIMÃO CRUZ
Portugal Fintech
Co-Founder
Portugal

DR. HAI JIANG

Founder & CEO|Bubi blockchain
Mainland China
DR. HAI JIANG
Bubi blockchain
Founder & CEO
Mainland China

MARIA VOVCHOK

Event and Investor Relations Manager|Startup Network
Ukraine

Maria Vovchok is a journalist who is passionate about Blockchain technology. She holds a degree in English-Ukrainian translation. Maria is a translator, an interpreter, and a news editor. Also, she has six years of experience as a journalist and a news presenter. Previously, Maria was a host at the Ukrainian National Radio Station, which lead to work as a news anchor at Crypta-TV, CryptoCoin.News, etc. She has worked in crypto space for more than three years now. Maria is a moderator and an MC at multiple Blockchain conferences. Currently, she is building relations between investors and startup entrepreneurs. Maria has been recently selected as the Event and Investor Relation Manager at Startup Network (a professional network for the VC market participants), and a Conference Moderator at Geekle.us (a company which organizes online IT-conferences all around the world.)

MARIA VOVCHOK
Startup Network
Event and Investor Relations Manager
Ukraine

VINCENT FONG

Editor|Fintech News Network
Singapore

Vincent Fong is a keen observer and a community builder in the fintech space. He currently serves as the Chief Editor of Fintech News Malaysia.
Fintech News Malaysia is part of the Fintech News Network, a leading online publication focused on sharing the latest fintech insights and stories from Asia and Europe.

He is also a contributing editor for Fintech News Singapore, Fintech News Switzerland, Fintech News Hong Kong and Fintech News Middle East.
His role as an editor across multiple key markets gives him valuable insights into key trends and movements within the global fintech arena.

VINCENT FONG
Fintech News Network
Editor
Singapore

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
Europe
FinTech Global Outlook
Retail Banking
Asset Management
Core Banking & Infrastructure
Consultancy
CEO@Solarisbank
ROLAND FOLZ
Neobank in Germany that offers digital banking & cards platform
ROLAND FOLZ
Solarisbank
CEO
Germany

SAMANTHA GHIOTTI

CEO|SingLife
Singapore

Samantha Ghiotti is the Deputy CEO at Singlife, where she brings a unique blend of executive, entrepreneurial and venture experience to the firm.

Samantha has more than 20 years of international experience as executive, investor and entrepreneur under her belt, and now helms the growth of the Singlife’s business, helping it to  achieve its goal of reshaping finance and unlocking the potential of money for Singaporeans. 

Prior to joining Singlife, Samantha was a Partner at Anthemis Group, a leading fintech and insurtech venture investor, and held several senior commercial and digital roles in some of the world’s largest financial institutions including American Express, First Data, and the Royal Bank of Scotland.


Southeast Asia
InsurTech
Retail Banking
Industry Voice
Core Banking & Infrastructure
CEO@SingLife
SAMANTHA GHIOTTI
SAMANTHA GHIOTTI
SingLife
CEO
Singapore

ALEXANDER GRAUBNER-MÜLLER

Founder & CEO|Kreditech / AGM Capital
Germany
Europe
FinTech Global Outlook
FinTech Global Outlook
Capital Markets
Credit Score & Analytics
Regulatory & Compliance
Founder & CEO@Kreditech / AGM Capital
ALEXANDER GRAUBNER-MÜLLER
ALEXANDER GRAUBNER-MÜLLER
Kreditech / AGM Capital
Founder & CEO
Germany

ELLIOTT GOTKINE

Moderator|Journalist
Israel

Elliott Gotkine is a polyglot journalist, Master of Ceremonies, Moderator, and Media Coach. 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

NINA XIANG

Founder|China Money Network
Mainland China
NINA XIANG
China Money Network
Founder
Mainland China

CHRISTIAN FAES

Co-Founder & Exec Chair|LendInvest
United Kingdom
CHRISTIAN FAES
LendInvest
Co-Founder & Exec Chair
United Kingdom

ADAM FRENCH

Founder|Scalable Capital
Germany

Adam co-founded Scalable Capital after recognising that everyone deserves better when it comes to access to wealth management services. It was clear that technology could provide a professional service which is more convenient and more cost-effective than ever better. Before founding the business, he spent seven years at Goldman Sachs as Executive Director of Commodities and Derivatives Trading. Adam has just been named as one of the PAM Top 40 Under 40 for 2017. He studied Business Mathematics and Statistics at the London School of Economics.

ADAM FRENCH
Scalable Capital
Founder
Germany

SOPHIA FURBER

Fintech reporter, EMEA|S&P Global Market Intelligence
United Kingdom

Sophia Furber is a journalist with S&P Global Market Intelligence, where she leads EMEA fintech reporting. Sophia has over 10 years' experience as a financial journalist, having worked with Oxford Business Group and a range of leading business titles prior to joining S&P Global. Before starting her journalism career in London, Sophia worked as an international observer with The Carter Center in Nepal, and as a freelance political analyst. She has a particular interest in Open Banking, payments, financial inclusion and remittances. She is a graduate of Cambridge University and the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London.

SOPHIA FURBER
S&P Global Market Intelligence
Fintech reporter, EMEA
United Kingdom

DAREN GUO

Co-Founder|Reap Technologies
Hong Kong

Daren is a co-founder of Reap. He spends most of his time on setting Reap's product roadmap and leading innovation at the company.

Before Reap, he was the first member of Stripe’s Growth team in San Francisco and helped scale the company from 90 to 1500+ employees. As part of the landing team in Southeast Asia and Hong Kong, he worked on sales, business operations, partnerships, product and most recently, drove Stripe's expansion into China with their executive team. He is practiced in developing thought leadership across the payments and software industry and has given talks about payments at various conferences across Asia such as Rise Conference in Hong Kong, Tech In Asia and Echeleon in Singapore.

Daren holds a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Toronto. He enjoys podcasting and most forms of sports and looks for opportunities where you can combine both.

DAREN GUO
Reap Technologies
Co-Founder
Hong Kong

TAKESHI KITO

Founder & CEO|Crowd Realty
Japan

Takeshi is a vice chairman of the Fintech Association of Japan and leads Capital Markets Committee and RegTech & SupTech Committee. He is also the founder & CEO of P2P property crowdfunding marketplace, Crowd Realty. In addition, he sits on an advisory committee for the Government of Japan’s Regulatory Sandbox.

Prior to establishing Crowd Realty, he worked for Merrill Lynch as an investment banker and has 5 years experience in capital markets. Before joining Merrill
Lynch, he worked at Boston Consulting Group.

He holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees in architecture from the University of Tokyo.

TAKESHI KITO
Crowd Realty
Founder & CEO
Japan

STEPHEN WONG

Deputy Executive Director & Head of Public Policy Institute|Our Hong Kong Foundation
Hong Kong

Mr. Stephen Wong received a B.A. Degree in Economics from the University of Chicago, Phi Beta Kappa, and an M.A. Degree in East Asian Studies (Whitney and Betty MacMillan Center for International and Area Studies) from Yale University. Since then, he worked for a number of global financial institutions, including as an Executive Director in UBS (London) and a Managing Director at RBS. Mr. Wong joined Our Hong Kong foundation as Senior Consultant in May 2015, and was appointed Deputy Executive Director and Head of Public Policy in November of the same year. He is now Deputy Executive Director and Head of Public Policy Institute.

Mr. Wong’s public service includes various advisory roles appointed by the Hong Kong Government, including Board Member of the Financial Services Development Council, Board Member of the Urban Renewal Authority, Member of the Town Planning Board, Members to the Task Force for the Study on Tenancy Control of Subdivided Units ˌ  Member of Investment Committee of the Beat Drugs Fund, Member of Investment Sub-Committee of the Housing Authority, Co-opted Member of Social Innovation & Entrepreneurship Development Fund Task Force of Commission on Poverty, Member of the Assessment Panel of the “Innovation and Technology Fund for Application in Elderly and Rehabilitation Care” and Member of the Advisory Committee of Special Needs Trust, and ex-Member of Task
Force on Land Supply, etc.

Mr. Wong is also active in community service. He is Chairman of the Clean Air Network, Vice Chairman of the Admissions, Budgets & Allocations Committee and Investment Sub-Committee Member of the Community Chest, and Executive Committee Member & Chairman of the Advisory Committee of Social Enterprise and Innovation Platform of the Hong Kong Council of Social Service.  Mr. Wong is also an Adjunct Associate Professor at the Hong Kong University SPACE for the Institute for China Business.

STEPHEN WONG
Our Hong Kong Foundation
Deputy Executive Director & Head of Public Policy Institute
Hong Kong

LIANNA BRINDED

Head|Yahoo Finance UK
United Kingdom
LIANNA BRINDED
Yahoo Finance UK
Head
United Kingdom

JAME DIBIASIO

Founder & 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
Founder & Editor
Hong Kong

STEVE MONAGHAN

EVP, CDO|Ryad Bank
Saudi Arabia
STEVE MONAGHAN
Ryad Bank
EVP, CDO
Saudi Arabia

LUPINA ITURRIAGA

Founder & CEO|Fintonic
Spain
LUPINA ITURRIAGA
Fintonic
Founder & CEO
Spain

BENJAMIN QUINLAN

CEO & Managing Partner|Quinlan & Associates
Hong Kong
BENJAMIN QUINLAN
Quinlan & Associates
CEO & Managing Partner
Hong Kong

MATTHEW GRAHAM

CEO|Sino Global Capital
Mainland China

Matthew Graham, CEO of Sino Global Capital, has eight years of mainland China investment banking and four years of blockchain sector experience. As CEO of Sino Global Capital, Matthew focuses on the fintech sector including the Liquid Value blockchain fund. In his previous role he was a Managing Director at CBC, a Chinese private equity fund with limited partners that included TCL and the cities of Shenzhen and Chongqing. Matthew graduated from the University of Rochester MBA program with a concentration in finance and studied quantitative finance at the University of California Berkeley. Before pursuing his graduate studies, Matthew managed a trading desk at a boutique technology-focused hedge fund in New York City after starting his career at IBM Global Services. Mr. Graham was a National Merit, Presidential, and Xerox Scholar at American University.

MATTHEW GRAHAM
Sino Global Capital
CEO
Mainland China

CESAR PURISIMA

Former Secretary of Finance|Republic of the Philippines
Philippines
CESAR PURISIMA
Republic of the Philippines
Former Secretary of Finance
Philippines

ZHENGHUA XUE

Associate Dean|Tsinghua University, the Institute for Fintech Research
Mainland China
ZHENGHUA XUE
Tsinghua University, the Institute for Fintech Research
Associate Dean
Mainland China

XIAOLIANG WANG

CEO|Rivtower
Mainland China
XIAOLIANG WANG
Rivtower
CEO
Mainland China

YU CHEN

CFO|FUTU
Mainland China
YU CHEN
FUTU
CFO
Mainland China

YIFENG ZHANG

CEO|Zhongchao Blockchain Technology Research Institute
Mainland China
YIFENG ZHANG
Zhongchao Blockchain Technology Research Institute
CEO
Mainland China

PROF. LIANGYI OUYANG

Associate Dean|Peking University HSBC Business School
Mainland China
Mainland China
Mainland China & GBA Track
Government & Regulators
Associate Dean@Peking University HSBC Business School
PROF. LIANGYI OUYANG
PROF. LIANGYI OUYANG
Peking University HSBC Business School
Associate Dean
Mainland China

RACHEL WANG

Hong Kong Bureau Chief & the Member of Editorial Board|Caixin Media
Mainland China
RACHEL WANG
Caixin Media
Hong Kong Bureau Chief & the Member of Editorial Board
Mainland China

MICHEL LEE

Executive President|HashKey Group
Hong Kong
MICHEL LEE
HashKey Group
Executive President
Hong Kong

YINGHAO LI

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

THERESA BLISSING

Founder|Asia Insurtech Podcast
Hong Kong

Theresa is the Director of Accelerating Insurance, a research and consulting firm supporting insurers in their innovation journey. She is also the founder of the Asia InsurTech Podcast, a unique ecosystem of entrepreneurs, thought leaders and industry experts across Asia. Prior to her current roles, Theresa worked for management consultancy Detecon as Asian Insurance Lead, and spent 10 years with multinational insurer Generali. Theresa is a recognised researcher on the adoption of big data in the insurance industry.


THERESA BLISSING
Asia Insurtech Podcast
Founder
Hong Kong

ANDREW EVANS

Chief Corporate Officer|Smart Pension
United Kingdom
ANDREW EVANS
Smart Pension
Chief Corporate Officer
United Kingdom

JEFF TIJSSEN

Global Head of Consulting|11:FS
United Kingdom
JEFF TIJSSEN
11:FS
Global Head of Consulting
United Kingdom

KELVIN TEO

Co-Founder & CEO|Funding Societies
Singapore
KELVIN TEO
Funding Societies
Co-Founder & CEO
Singapore

THOMAS KIM

CEO|Enfusion
United States
North America
Capital Markets
Financial Services & Automation
CEO@Enfusion
THOMAS KIM
THOMAS KIM
Enfusion
CEO
United States

SYED MUSHEER AHMED

General Manager|FinStep Asia
Hong Kong
SYED MUSHEER AHMED
FinStep Asia
General Manager
Hong Kong

JIANPING WANG

Managing Director|Greater Bay Area Homeland Investments
Mainland China
JIANPING WANG
Greater Bay Area Homeland Investments
Managing Director
Mainland China

MICHAEL SHAULOV

CEO|Fireblocks
United States
Blockchain & Digital Assets
CEO@Fireblocks
MICHAEL SHAULOV
MICHAEL SHAULOV
Fireblocks
CEO
United States