Ms. Renu Satti, Managing Director and CEO – Paytm Payments Bank
Renu Satti is the Managing Director and CEO of the Paytm Payments Bank. She has served on the company’s executive team, overseeing emerging business sectors for the company. Renu joined Paytm’s parent company One97 in 2006. Over her decade long association, she handled critical business roles in emerging businesses like Online-to-Offline Commerce and Movie and Events ticketing, driving strong growth in newly-launched verticals and establishing set processes to build rapidly scalable business models.
Mr. Bancha Manoonkunchai, Senior Director, Financial Technology Department, Payment Systems Policy and Financial Technology Group, Bank of Thailand
Bancha Manoonkunchai has joined the Bank of Thailand for more than 20 years. Currently, he is a senior director of Financial Technology Department. One of his main responsibility is to promote the adoption of Financial Technology and innovative payment products in order to enhance the capability of Thai financial service providers to be comparable with international players. During the past several years, Bancha has worked actively in the area of payment systems policy. His important task is to formulate and implement the National e-Payment master plan, including PromptPay System and expansion of debit card usage in Thailand. He also plays a vital role in drafting the Payment System Act as well as the Payment System Roadmap.
Mr. Kobsak Duangdee, Secretary General , Thai Bankers’ Association
Kobsak Duangdee is Secretary General of the Thai Bankers’ Association , Director, Thanachart Bank PCL., and Liquidator, SCIB PCL., Chief Representative Scotiabank, Bangkok Representative office, Brach Manager & Country Head, Bangkok Branch, BIBF Manager & Country Head Scotiabank, Bangkok International Banking Facility from 1984-2013, Assistant Analyst, Audit Analysis Section, Internal Audit Department, Bank of Thailand in 1982, Senior Credit Office, Industrial Section, Head office, Credit Department, Siam Commercial Bank PCL. in 1980, Director, Thai-Canadian Chamber of Commerce from 2013-Present and President, Thai-Canadian Chamber of Commerce from 2003-2006.
Mr. Saket Modi, CEO & Co-founder, Lucideus
Saket is the CEO & Co-founder of Lucideus Inc., a cyber security platform and services company. Hestarted Lucideus in 2012. Over the last 5 years, he and his team has beeninstrumental in providing digital risk management services to multipleFortune 500 companies across the globe. Saket has been widely covered by media across the globe, some names include BBC, CNN, CNBC, The Washington Post, The Economic Times, Mintand more.
Mr. Teeranun Srihong, Chairman of the Board, Digital Economy Promotion Agency & Executive Director of Thai Japanese Association
Teeranun is an independent advisor to board-level executives on organization transformation to embrace technology innovation in their businesses. Also, through his participation in a number of national level committees, he is key instrumental in digital transformation of Thailand and its strategic industries. Outside work, Teeranun is active on Thailand's national competitiveness and public sector reform issues. He is also Executive Director of Thai Japanese Association. And a top-level executive with a 28-year track record of leading a number of successful transformation programs for Kasikornbank plc, known as the most dynamic and market leader in financial services in Thailand. Teeranun has a broad range of experience in Financial Services from finance, ALM, Trading, Derivatives, Corporate Banking Products, Marketing, Operations and IT. He served as the bank's cop resident from March 2013 - April 2017.
Mr. Jessada (Jet) Sookdhis, President, Thai FinTech Association
Jet has a Progressive experience in Financial Technology and Investment Management. In his current position, he provides leadership as CEO & Co-founder at FINNOMENA, leading wealth management FinTech in Thailand. K Jessada also lead an investment team as CIO at INFINITI Global Investors, a private wealth management company which takes toward active, global, multi-asset management. Previously, he had acquired a reputation as CIO at CIMB-Principal Asset Management. Besides, he is serving as President at Thai FinTech Association, a Professor / Lecturer of several universities and institutions, as well as an Author in Finance and Investment.
Mr. Aik-BoonTan, EVP, APAC, TransferTo, Singapore
Aik-BoonTan joined TransferTo in 2006 as EVP for APAC. Prior, In 2008 he was instrumental in the business design of the world’s first mobile-to-mobile international airtime transfer service in Malaysia. In his role, AB is responsible for accelerating the company’s expansion across the APAC – specifically in driving business development, partnership strategy, and building key industry stakeholder relationships across the region.
Ms. Voranuch Dejakaisaya, Chief Information and Operation Officer, Bank of Ayudha
Ms. Voranuch Dejakaisaya Is the CIOO at Krungsri Bank. She is responsible for Information Technology group and Operations group. She has been appointed to be Chief Information and Operation Officer of Bank Ayudha since January 2017, after 10 years’ service in the bank as CIO. Krungsri is the 5th largest bank in Thailand and has very successful in acquiring other finance and banking business, so there are big challenge of IT integration for her to make it happen throughout her career
Dr. Koson Sapprasert, Founder, UCOZ (unicorn on zen)
Dr. Koson, found and run UCOZ (unicorn on zen). The company exercises private equity and invests in early-stage start-ups in Thailand. UCOZ's investment portfolio covers digital products and platforms that will potentially scale, but require seed fund and/or non-financial supports important to incubation and acceleration. In 2013 - 2016 Dr. Koson worked as head of innovation at SCB (Siam Commercial Bank), he built the bank's innovation framework from scratch, developed innovation strategies and teams to execute, which led to significant impact in terms of both business transformation and culture. Dr. Koson also helped establish various Fintech initiatives to get the bank on board against digital disruption.
Mr. Weerasakol Chawanotai, SVP-Head of Digital and Innovation Department, Bank of Ayudhya
Mr. Weerasakol Chawanotai has more than 18 years of experiences in Digital Banking technology, Omni Channels management, Digital Banking Transformation and Operational CRM (Service-To-Sales/Telesales). Prior, he was the vice president – Information Technology department and Operational CRM at GE Capital, Thailand for 10 years.
Mr. Paul Ark, MD, Digital Ventures, Subsidiary of Siam Commercial Bank
Paul Ark spent the first half of his career as an investment banker, working on IPOs, acquisitions, and private equity deals for global banks Deutsche Bank and Citigroup in Asia and New York, as well as boutique advisories Tonson Capital and Blackwood Ventures in Southeast Asia. He then transitioned to the world of retail by joining Central Retail, working on regional joint ventures and working on the company’s market entry into China and other Asian markets. He spent several years facilitating Apple Retail’s market entry into Asian markets, opening up flagship stores in China, Hong Kong, Japan and Australia, before joining Microsoft and advising on their China retail market entry strategy. Paul is also an active startup mentor and angel investor, having made investments in early stage companies in the United States, China, and Thailand, and currently manages the FinTech venture capital fund for Siam Commercial Bank’s Digital Ventures group.
Mr. Worachat Luxakanalode, SVP, Head of Consumer Digital Solutions, Bank of Ayudhya
Worachat is currently taking the role as SVP, Head of Consumer Digital Solutions at Krungsri (Bank of Ayudhya). He is responsible for digital banking strategy, payment strategy and drive business growth through innovation. Since joining Krungsri in 2010, He and his team has significantly growth digital banking portfolio by introducing new digital channels, digital products that currently use by Millions of customers, and helps drive usage and fee income with double digits growth for 5 consecutive years, won awards and recognition across Asia under digital banking & innovation category for 4 consecutive years (2012-2015). Prior to joining Krungsri, he has more than 10 years of banking experiences in both Thai and International banks like HSBC, Capital OK (JV of Shin Group & DBS) and Bangkok Bank with wide range of financial product knowledge.
Mr. Narudom Roongsiriwong, Head of IT Security and Solution Architecture / Kiatnakin Bank
Narudom Roongsiriwong is a Certified Information Security Professional with experience more than 20 years. His primary areas of information security are in solution designing, data analytics and application security. Narudom currently works for Kiatnakin Bank Public Company Limited as Head of IT Security and Solution Architecture. He significantly improved bank's information security; developed policies and guidelines aligned to regulations and industry best practices, and also established secure software development life cycle and cybersecurity incident response process. Narudom is a committee member of Thailand Banking Sector CERT (TB-CERT), committee member of Cloud Security Alliance (CSA) Thailand Chapter, consultant to the Open Web Application Security Project (OWASP) Thailand Chapter.
Mr. Sam Tanskul, Managing Director ,Krungsri Finnovate, subsidiary of Bank of Ayudhya (Krungsri)
Sam Tanskul leads Krungsri Finnovate Co., Ltd., the latest subsidiary of Krungsri, with a focus on technological innovation investment in Thailand and ASEAN. Prior to his current role at Krungsri Finnovate, Sam has over 15 years of experience in Credit Card business with several leading organizations including UOB, GE Capital and Krungsri Consumer, in the area of product management and innovation. Since 2014, he has joined Thailand’s startup ecosystem, as one of the core members behind the success of ‘Krungsri Uni Startup’ – a platform for the young, creative generation to develop financial mobile applications in pursuit of their aspiration to be professional startups - and ‘Krungsri Rise’, the first fintech corporate accelerator in Thailand. He is also one of the board members of Thai Fintech Association.
Mr. Vorapon Ponvanit (Jim), CEO and Founder, PeerPower Company Limited
Jim is a serial entrepreneur with over 18 years of experience in corporate finance and investments. He is also a partner of a boutique advisory firm, which specializes in mergers and acquisitions, capital raising, and restructuring. Before founding his own ventures, he was an investment banking associate at Morgan Stanley, New York and Hong Kong.
Mr. Justin Wright, Regional Head S.E. Asia, Beehive Asia
Justin, as the Responsible Executive for Asia, represents Beehive’s interests across the region. Having set up the strategic development and regional head office in Thailand, he is leading the growth of the Beehive Asia platform and promotion of P2P innovation throughout ASEAN, working closely with regulators and industry leaders to deliver smart finance solutions to SME’s. Justin has over 19 years of investment banking and funds management experience combined with more than 12 years in Asia Pacific deal advisory roles. Justin was previously a full time member of the Brussels based ‘EASDAQ’ market advisory committee and regular live commentator on CNBC Asia
Mr. Thuntee Sukchotrat, Chief Executive Officer, iTAX Thailand
Dr. Thuntee Sukchotrat is also the CEO for JIB Digital Consult and he is a former advisor to Ministry of Finance with 10 years’ experience in US technology industry (Expedia Inc., Luminant Energy, TXU Energy,Williams-Pyro Inc). He is an expert in financial technology, data since, business intelligence, technology and innovation.
Ms. Nicky Surapaitoon, Country Manager, Thailand, Tapp Commerce
Nicky Surapaitoon is the country manager of fintech player, Tapp Commerce. The company has developed a scalable secure payment processing platform that is independent of any existing global banking eco-system. It provides an innovative peer-2-peer commerce exchange network, which allows people without bank accounts or credit cards to locate mobile point of sales and pay for goods & services via mobile. Prior to joining Tapp Commerce, Surapaitoon was involved in multiple startups in Thailand as founder and senior executive.
Mr. Tanin Sammanee, CEO & Co-Founder, SetScope
Tanin has more than 10years’ experience working with world class stock / mutual fund platforms like Thomson Reuters & DST Systems, and more than 14 years in financial software product development / digital solutions. Oversea working for financial/investment technology systems in New York, New Jersey, Illinois, Alabama, Sydney, London, Missouri. Also, he is a founder of 2 software / SaaS businesses.
Mr. David Gyori, CEO, Banking Reports
David Gyori is a globally renowned FinTech consultant, trainer, author and keynote speaker. He is CEO of Banking Reports Ltd London, providing top quality ‘FinTech Training for Bankers’ all over the world. In addition, Gyori holds a number of key international positions: He is founding member of the World FinTech Association as well as member of the panel of judges of the European FinTech Awards. He is co-author of ‘The FINTECH Book’, published by Wiley and Sons in 2016, quickly becoming a global category best-seller. Gyori is faculty member of the Retail Banking Academy (London), one of the most prestigious banker-training facilities globally. He serves on the advisory board of multiple FinTech companies in the United Kingdom.
Mr. Alexi Lane, Founder and CEO of Everex.io
Alexi is a Fintech and blockchain technology entrepreneur, founder and CEO of Everex.io, a microfinance and payment platform, focusing on financial inclusion. Everex puts fiat currencies as stable coins on Ethereum blockchain, enabling low cost and instant settlement technology for cross-border remittances, e-commerce payments, currency exchange, and p2p/micro lending services globally.
Mr. Silawat Santivisat, EVP, Corporate and SME Products Division Head, Kasikornbank Pcl.
Mr. Silawat has more than 28 Years Experienced Corporate Head with a demonstrated history of working in the banking industry and corporate world. Skilled in Innovation, Product Management, Business Process, Operations Management, Risk Management, Banking, and Business Development. Prior, in September 2012, Mr. Santivisat served as Senior Executive Vice President of Group Information & Operations Division at CIMB Thai Bank Public Company.
Mr. Piyawat George Jirapongsuwan,Ph.D., SVP, CX and Business Engineering Head, CIMB Thai Bank PCL, Thailand
Dr. George has more than 26 years of experience in the business process reengineering, business process management, Lean Six Sigma, operational risk, strategy and transformation within the financial services industry. He plays the key role in the area of customer experience management, process improvement, cost and productivity management and operational excellence across CIMB Thai and CIMB Group.
Mr. Naphongthawat Phothikit , Payment Systems Policy and Oversight Office Director, Payment Systems Policy Department Bank of Thailand
Mr. Naphongthawat Phothikit currently works at the Payment Systems Policy Department, Bank of Thailand. With almost twenty-year experience in central banking, Mr.Phothikit is currently responsible for national payment systems policy formulation to ensure efficiency and safety of Thailand’s payment systems, including development of payment systems infrastructure, promotion of electronic payment transactions, and oversight of payment systems operators and payment service providers.
Mr. Tony Chew, Chief Strategy Officer, V-Key
Mr. Tony was formerly APAC Regional Head of Information Security at Citibank from 2014 – 2017. Concurrently he also served as the Global Head of Cyber Security Regulatory Strategy. He joined the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) in 1999 to head up the Technology Risk Supervision Division. His responsibilities included the development of strategies, programs, standards and guidelines for the purpose of regulating and supervising financial institutions in respect of technology risk management requirements and information security processes. He managed and led a team of technology risk specialists in carrying out onsite inspections and offsite reviews to monitor the technology risk management capabilities and the effectiveness of information systems security practices prevailing in the financial sector.
Mr. Nishant Singh, Founder and CEO, CRMNEXT
Mr. Nishant Singh is considered as a leader of single-vortex architecture and is a Class-I patent holder. Since 1990s, Singh was involved in GPS development and played a key role in ushering in technological revolution for India’s first stock exchange. As a serial entrepreneur with 16 years’ of software experience, he was instrumental in founding qMGN, which emerged as a leader in online advertising. A social welfare technology enthusiast, Singh started the Nimayaa Foundation, an NGO for under-privileged children. He also implemented the corporate policy of offering CRMNEXT platform free for NGOs.
Mr. Foo Boon Ping, Managing Editor, The Asian Banker
Boon Ping manages The Asian Banker publication business and engages practitioners, customers, partners and the media on critical issues that impact the industry. He has more than 21 years of experience in the banking and financial services industry, specializing in strategic branding, marketing communications and consumer insight. Prior to The Asian Banker, he was at United Overseas Bank (UOB), covering Singapore and key markets in the region, such as China, Indonesia, Malaysia and Thailand.
Mrs. Neeti Aggarwal, Senior Research Manager, The Asian Banker
Neeti Aggarwal heads the technology research practice at The Asian Banker. With over 14 years experience in research and publication industry, she specialises in banking research and technology developments across Asia-Pacific, Middle East and Africa. She earlier worked for five years at The Economic Times, India’s largest selling financial daily. Aggarwal is a CFA Charterholder from CFA Institute USA, and an MBA (Finance) from India.