Mr Yuen Tuck Siew, Chief Executive Officer, Jirnexu
Yuen Tuck founded Jirnexu in 2012 and grew it from a two man lean startup to Southeast Asia’s first full stack Fintech & FinServe company building anytime/anywhere customer acquisition and lifecycle management solutions for banks and insurers. Starting off with an online financial comparison website and a goal to help Malaysians get more for their money, he adapted the business to the local challenges of the region’s emerging market economies. Yuen Tuck graduated from Oxford in 2004 with a degree in Modern History. Prior to starting Jirnexu he worked at Citigroup Investment Bank, Kynikos (the world’s largest short-only equity hedge fund), and Redberry Media Group in Malaysia.
Mr Syed Ahmad, Founder & MD, Katsana
Mr Samir Gupta, CEO CIMB Group Consumer Banking
Mr Jackal Ma, Co-founder and Chief Strategy Officer, Tongdun Technology
Co-Founded Tongdun Technology (formerly known as Fraudmetrix), pioneering in application of Big Data technology into daily business with his “Cross Industry Joint Defense” concept. He has 30 years working experience covering North America, Australia, Asia and Europe. Seasoned technology and business executive in Asia, with previous experience including. Advisor and consultant at various business/technology transformation initiatives such as Citibank, HSBC, Standard Chartered, PingAn Insurance, China Construction Bank and Pudong Development Bank. Appointed as Advisory consultant for various country level initiatives in China including Ministry of Industry and Information Technology, National Development and Reform Committee. Born in Hong Kong, with a Bachelor degree in Electrical and Electronic Engineering from University of Hong Kong, and an Executive MBA degree from China’s Top Business School Chang Kong Graduate School of Business.
Mr. David Brearley, Head of Consulting, Silverlake Group
David Brearley is currently working with Silverlake, on the development of innovative software architectures to enable banks to compete in the Digital Economy. Brearley has spent 45 years in consulting and senior management positions in financial services world-wide, including 18 years as a CIO. In 1988 he was appointed the first Group Head (CIO) of Standard Chartered Bank. In the last fifteen years, David has focused on practice areas of Business Transformation, IT Strategy and Enterprise Architecture working particularly with large local bank CEOs, COOs and CIOs in Malaysia, Singapore and Thailand. He has also worked on the early stage development of software businesses in search, middleware and omni-channel services.
Mr. Chris Skinner, Chairman, Financial Services Club
Chris Skinner is known as an independent commentator on the financial markets and fintech through his blog, the Finanser.com, as author of the bestselling book Digital Bank and its new sequel ValueWeb. He is Chair of the European networking forum The Financial Services Club and Nordic Finance Innovation, as well as being a Non-Executive Director of the Fintech consultancy firm 11:FS. He is on the Advisory Boards of many companies including Innovate Finance, Moven and Meniga, and has been voted one of the most influential people in financial technology by the Wall Street Journal’s Financial News.
Mr. Chin Wei Min, Executive Director, Malaysia Securities Commission(SC)
He leads the Innovation and Digital Strategy division, and also oversees the data management, strategy and risk departments. SC became the first country in ASEAN to introduce a regulatory framework to facilitate equity crowdfunding (ECF), with six registered operators full operational in 2016. SC also announced the regulatory framework for peer-to-peer (P2P) financing, setting out the requirements for registration for P2P platform. Wei Min was formerly the Asia Pacific Managing Director for the Capital Market industry at Accenture. With more than 20 years of industry experience in the financial services sector, particularly in the emerging technology and digital domain, Wei Min led some of the recent digital transformation initiatives at some of the financial institutions including digital blueprint for one of the largest brokers in ASEAN.
Mr. Kah Meng Wong, Chief Executive Officer
Kah Meng pioneered peer-to-peer (P2P) financing in Malaysia by setting up and launching Funding Societies’ operations in Malaysia, being the first P2P financing platform locally. Prior to Funding Societies, Kah Meng specialized in strategy and risk management and worked across Southeast Asia (including Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand, Taiwan), Australia and the Middle East. Previously based in Singapore, Kah Meng worked for the leading management consulting firm specializing in financial services, Oliver Wyman, where he counseled senior management of leading banks, regulators, and wealth managers. Kah Meng is a CFA charter holder and holds a double degree in Finance and Actuarial Studies. Kah Meng graduated top of his class with 1st class honours from the Australian National University.
Mr. Lukas May, Head of Banking, Transferwise
Lukas leads TransferWise's efforts to expand into new markets, establishing relationships with banks and regulators. TransferWise is a new kind of financial company for people and businesses that travel, live and work internationally. With a simple money transfer platform and Borderless accounts, it makes managing money quick and easy. TransferWise’s 2 million customers send more than £1bn every month using the platform, and it’s attracted $397million from investors such as world’s largest VC firm Andreessen Horowitz, IVP, and Sir Richard Branson. Prior to starting TransferWise Lukas worked at the FCA, initially setting up the FCA from its predecessor, the FSA. Lukas then worked on the FCA's mandate to promote competition. Most recently he led a new team set up to promote useful innovation in financial services.
Mr. Vipin Kalra, Chief Executive Officer, International Operations, BankBazaar
He has over 25 years of extensive experience in general management, sales and marketing in global payments, transactional business, digital and online retail sector, and emerging technology areas. In his most recent executive role in Visa Inc., This followed his experience being Visa’s Country Manager for Australia, where he was instrumental in not only doubling revenue over a three-year period, but also making Australia a leading global market for payment innovation. He brings significant global industry expertise and an innate understanding of Asia Pacific markets, which is vital in propelling BankBazaar’s expansion plans.
Mr. Dinis Guarda, CEO & Founder Lifesci and Ztudium
With over 20 years in international business and digital transformation, Guarda is internationally recognized as a top influencer and leader in fintech, blockchain and artificial intelligence. He was most recently appointed to the advisory board of Glance Technologies of Canada, who owns and operates Glance Pay, a streamlined payment system that revolutionizes how smartphone users choose where to dine, order goods and services, make payments, access digital receipts, redeem digital deals, earn great rewards & interact with merchants. He is a guest lecturer at Copenhagen Business School, Cambridge University, Group INSEEC - Monaco University. Between 2014 and 2015 he was involved in creating a digital bank and investment platform between Asia and Africa funded by among others Rothschild family.
Mr. Olivier Crespin, Chief Fintech Officer, CIMB
Ms. Jacqueline Alexis Thng, Partner, Prophet
Jacqueline is a Partner of Prophet in Hong Kong. For over 20 years she has helped clients develop and implement profitable growth strategies across diverse industries both on a global and regional basis. Jacqueline’s expertise includes strategic branding, marketing and sales strategies, business model and product innovation, customer experience as well integrated marketing communications including digital. She was recently bestowed as one of the World's Most Influential Marketing Leaders 2015 by World Marketing Congress. Jacqueline has led many complex reorganization and rebranding projects that involve brand strategy, brand portfolio and architecture. These included United Engineers Group in Singapore, UMW (Malaysia), Celcom (Malaysia), Malaysia Airlines, Fullerton Financial Holdings (part of Temasek Singapore), PSA, NOL and Bank Mandiri. Other clients have included Sime Darby, Petronas, Vodafone, Ericsson, Philips, Telkom (Indonesia), Airtel (India), Limitless (Dubai), Vertu (Nokia), CapitaLand, DBS Bank, Sara Lee, PSA, Shangri-La Hotel, Singapore Aerospace and China Airlines.
Ms. Jessica Chew, Deputy Governor, Bank Negara Malaysia
Ms Jessica Chew is Deputy Governor at Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM) since 2018. Prior to that, Ms Chew served as Assistant Governor for the Regulation Sector at Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM). Ms. Chew joined BNM in 1993 and worked in various capacities in the formulation of prudential and strategic policies for the banking and insurance sectors. She was involved in the preparation of the Financial Sector Master plan and the formulation of financial sector liberalization strategies as part of the WTO and Free Trade negotiations. She was also involved in the establishment of the deposit insurance system in Malaysia and formulation of human capital development strategies for the financial sector. She has over 20 years of experience in financial sector regulation and supervision. Her experience also includes audits of insurance companies, formulation of prudential and market conduct policies for banks and insurance companies and macro-financial surveillance. She is responsible for development policies in the banking and insurance sectors, which among others, focused on efficiency, innovation, market institutions and structures, development finance and talent development.