At CEO (Boardroom Media) we track over 1,000,000 startups and over 5,000,000 people who hold key positions in these companies. We use this directory of startups to highlight top employees, founders and board members we think deserve more appreciation than they are currently getting.
This list showcases the top Hong Kong based CEO’ operating in the FinTech space. If you think a CEO’ is missing from this list, feel free to contact our editor on [email protected]
The individuals on this list have been included because of exceptional performance in one of the following categories:
- Innovation – Operating as a key part in an extremely innovative business or startup.
- Growth – Operating as a key figure in the growth and upscale of a market leading business or startup.
- Management – Showing exceptional management skills.
- Societal impact – Putting their business on the map for their positive societal or environmental impact.
Our Data – We source our data from OSINT (open source intelligence) and public directories such as Crunchbase, SemRush and many more. The data from these sources should be treated with a degree of caution and verified yourself.
CEO & Co-Founder of Crypto.com
Kris Marszalek is the CEO & Co-Founder at Crypto.com Capital.
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About Crypto.com: Crypto.com is a payment and cryptocurrency platform that empowers users to buy, sell, and pay with crypto.
Co-Founder & CEO of FTX
Sam is the Co-Founder of Bankman-Fried. He is also the CEO of the said firm.
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About Alameda Research, FTX: FTX Exchange is a cryptocurrency exchange company that develops a mobile trading platform.
Co-Founder and CEO of Prive Technologies
Charles Wong was former Managing Director and Responsible Officer, Asia Head for Coventry Capital. Based in Coventry Capital’s Hong Kong office, Charles Wong directed the capital markets efforts throughout the Asia-Pacific region. Prior to his role at Coventry Capital, Charles Wong was with J.P. Morgan in Asia, holding senior positions managing the bank’s development and marketing of its structured investment products in Asia. Charles Wong currently sits on the Advisory Board of National Chengchi University (Taiwan) Risk Management and Insurance Research Center. Charles Wong holds a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering and a Master of Engineering in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
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About Prive Technologies: Prive Technologies is a leading innovator in the financial and wealth management industries.
Co-Founder and CEO of Prive Technologies
Julian Schillinger was a former Director and Responsible Officer, Structuring for Coventry Capital where he played a senior role in developing and marketing Coventry’s longevity-linked transactions. Previously, Julian Schillinger worked at JPMorgan Chase Securities in Asia where he led product development for quantitative indices and gained in-depth experience in product placement of alternative investment products. Prior to his experience in finance Julian Schillinger was founder and CEO of a company specializing on software development. Julian Schillinger is a graduate of the University of Regensburg, Germany where he majored in business computer science.
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About Prive Technologies: Prive Technologies is a leading innovator in the financial and wealth management industries.
Co-Founder & CEO of OneDegree
Kwock Alvin Yin Lun (“Alvin”) is the Co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of OneDegree. A financial technologist, Alvin has previously launched AR and consumer banking technology innovations. Between 2004 to 2015, he served in multiple management positions in J.P.Morgan in Hong Kong and Taiwan, including the Asia-Pacific Head of Technology Research and Greater China & Emerging Technology Strategist since 2009, and Taiwan Head of Research since 2013. He has built award-winning teams, product innovations, and technology solutions. Alvin currently serves as an advisory board member of Kii, a global leading Internet of Things platform and mobile app supported by Cisco. Alvin received a Joint Bachelor-Master degree in the Social Sciences with a major in Economics from the University of Chicago.
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About OneDegree: OneDegree is an insurtech company that has digitized the insurance process from end-to-end.
Co-Founder and CEO of CompareEuropeGroup
Before Nova Founders Capital, Stefan Bruun has worked as CMO at Rocket Internet Asia and as Vice President at Groupon Asia. Stefan has been also involved in Investment Banking at Morgan Stanley in London and private equity with the Nordic Real Estate Partners across Scandinavia respectively. Stefan holds a BSc in International Business from Copenhagen Business School.
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About CompareEuropeGroup, Nova Founders Capital, Vendigo: CompareEuropeGroup is a pan-European financial comparison platform.
Chief Executive Officer of Hyphen Group
Before joining CompareAsiaGroup as Chief Executive Officer, Sam spent 9 years at KKR where he was a Director in KKR’s portfolio operations team and a member of the Asia Leadership Team. Sam worked with KKR’s portfolio companies across Asia, acting as an advisor and interim executive. Prior to this, Sam worked at McKinsey & Company and at AT&T Wireless. Sam holds an MBA from the Graduate School of Business at Stanford, and graduated magna cum laude from the University of Pennsylvania.
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About Hyphen Group: Hyphen Group is a leading fintech company in Greater Southeast Asia.
Chairman and Group CEO of NexChange
Entrepreneur, VC, blockchain and fintech influencer with decades of investment experience for hedge funds, proprietary trading desks, asset management and VC firms. Also CEO of Arrakis Ventures, Co-Founder of tokenScale, a blockchain accelerator and Co-Founder and Director of the Blockchain Center of Hong Kong. Formerly, the CIO of Shanghai’s largest based asset management firm. JP Morgan principal investments to heading equity within asset management. A pioneer in managing technology portfolios on behalf of SAC Capital, Rothschilds and Montgomery. Funded many star companies to include Netscape, Yahoo and Eidos (Tomb Raider).
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About Aravis Ventures, NexChange: NexChange is an innovation and media platform, specialising in Blockchain, Fintech, AI, Healthtech and Smart Cities.
Chief Executive Officer of WBorsa – WorldBorsa
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About WBorsa – WorldBorsa: The power of a Hedge Fund in your pocket, trading the world markets at millisecond speed
Co-Founder and CEO of XanPool
Jeffery Liu is a Co-Founder and serves as the Chief Executive Officer at XanPool.
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About XanPool: XanPool is a fintech firm that offers a software solution for exchanges, wallets, and other cryptocurrency businesses.
Co-Founder and CEO of Bitspark
Founder at Bitspark
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About Bitspark: Bitspark is a web and mobile platform that has built products and services that make it easier to buy, exchange and sell crypto with cash.
Founder and CEO of WeLab
Simon Loong is the Founder and CEO of WeLab – Asia’s leading Fintech company – which operates Wolaidai (我来贷), one of China’s largest mobile lending platforms and WeLend, Hong Kong’s leading online lending platform. Founded in 2013, WeLab reinvents traditional financial services with its proprietary risk management technology and seamless mobile lending experiences. WeLab’s investors include Malaysian sovereign wealth fund Khazanah, Chinese provincial government fund Guangdong Technology Financial Group, CK Hutchison’s TOM Group, ING Bank, China Constuction Bank, World Bank’s IFC, and Sequoia Capital. WeLab was named in a KPMG-sponsored report as one of the top 100 fintech companies in the world – #6 in China and #33 globally. Prior to founding WeLab, Simon spent 15 years in retail banking divisions of leading international banks. Most recently, Simon served as the Head of Standard Chartered’s Unsecured Lending business in North East Asia. Prior to that, he was the Marketing Director for Citibank Taiwan and the Regional Risk Officer for Citibank Asia Pacific. Simon serves as an advisor on a number of professional organizations including Shenzhen Consumer Council, Hong Kong Trade Development Council and Hong Kong General Chamber of Commerce. Simon has a Master of Science in Management (MSM) from Stanford University Graduate School of Business and he is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA). He was awarded “Innovation Leadership Achievement in Hong Kong” by The Asian Banker in 2017, “CEO of the Year” by Capital CEO in 2016 and Silicon Dragon’s “Entrepreneur Achievement Award” in 2014.
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About WeLab: WeLab is a Hong Kong-based fintech company offering virtual banking and consumer financing solutions.
Chairman and CEO of Coinsuper
Having held various leadership positions within the banking and finance industry, Ms. Chen has over 20 years of management experience in top-notch international financial institutions. Prior to joining Higgs Block (Coinsuper), Ms. Chen was the President of UBS (China) Limited where she helped shape the direction of the bank’s wealth management business. She also has served as the Chief Executive Officer of Commonwealth Bank of Australia (China), and the Managing Director of Standard Chartered Bank. Karen Chen is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer at Coinsuper.
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About Coinsuper: Coinsuper is a cryptocurrency exchange providing professional digital asset trading and customized services.
Yew Kiat Phang
Vice Chairman & CEO of Credit China FinTech Holdings
Yew Kiat Phang is the Vice-Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Credit China FinTech Holdings Limited. He has over twenty years of experience in the finance and banking industry. Phang was the Principal Director of the Standard Chartered Private Bank from 2011 to 2012, and the General Manager of SME business for Singapore and Malaysia Standard Chartered Bank (2009-2010). He was responsible for the establishment of China Bohai Bank in 2005, and served as the Executive Director and Deputy CEO (2006–2009). In 2001, Yew Kiat Phang served as Strategy Director of DBS Group.
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About Chong Sing, Credit China FinTech Holdings: Credit China FinTech Holdings is a financial services company.
CEO of Currenxie
Riccardo has extensive experience in investment banking and asset management. He has held senior roles at Spear, Leeds & Kellogg, Goldman Sachs and quantitative hedge fund JCH Capital. Riccardo is also a Responsible Officer under the HK SFC for Types 1, 4 and 9 regulated activities. He grew up in Hong Kong and holds a B.Eng in Aeronautical Engineering from City, University of London.
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About Currenxie: Currenxie is a fintech company that offers business accounts, bank and card payments, and currency exchange for the borderless economy.
CEO and Founder of Bright Success Capital
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About Bright Success Capital: Bright Success Capital is a family office fund based in Hong Kong that makes venture capital investments and provides strategic value
Founder and Group CEO of TNG FinTech Group
Alex Kong is the Founder and Chairman of TNG FinTech Group, which offers the next generation financial services to the 1.2 billion unbanked population in Asia through its various e-wallet platforms under the Global E-Wallet Alliance, including TNG Wallet, PhiliPurse, INDompet, XIN Wallet and others. In Alex’s leadership, TNG Wallet has recorded rapid development in both user base and transaction volumes, with transactions exceeding USD1 billion in the first two years of launch. Alex’s vision and mission is to provide financial inclusion to the unbanked populations around the world.
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About TNG FinTech Group, TNG Wallet: TNG Fintech Group is an investment holding company focused on impact investment in companies that provides financial and digital inclusion.
CEO of Diginex
Richard is CEO at Diginex based in Hong Kong. Previously he was Managing Director at Nomura where he ran Multistrategy Sales for Asia Pacific product globally. Over a 14 year period, he led Nomura’s Asia distribution initiative, building and maintaining the number one franchises in convertible bonds and flow derivatives. Prior to this he worked at Nomura in London as a proprietary trader running dispersion portfolios in equity derivatives and convertible bond risk arbitrage. He also worked at BNP Paribas, and has advised a number of Fintech start-ups. He is also board adviser to Privatemarket.io, a secondary private equity marketplace, and a board member of Bletchley Park Asset Management. He holds a BA in French with Management from Royal Holloway, University of London.
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About Diginex: Diginex is a digital financial services and blockchain solutions company.
Co-founder and CEO of Neat
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About Neat: Neat offers an alternative to a bank account for individuals, startups & SMEs. Open a Neat Account online in 10 minutes.
CEO of Nest
As an entrepreneur and startup investor, Lawrence has built, scaled and exited businesses across sectors including property, media, finance, marketing and manufacturing. He is passionate about supporting founders and powering up early-stage companies so that they can achieve rapid growth. With a long family history of entrepreneurship, Lawrence’s calling to the world of building businesses started at the age of 12. Moving to Hong Kong in 2004, he started three businesses within his first year, whilst quickly establishing himself as an investor and advisor to startups. Combining critical analysis, commercial acumen and angel investor skills, Lawrence brings a unique viewpoint to evaluating business ideas and helping entrepreneurs develop a clear path to commercialisation. Lawrence’s drive to revolutionise led him to establish numerous new businesses within multinational organisations. He co-founded Nest in 2010 and held the position of COO until April 2016 when he became CEO.
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About Nest: Nest operates corporate accelerator programmes, invests in startups and runs a global entrepreneurial community called Mettā.
Co-Founder & CEO of CoinFi
Timothy Tam is the co- founder and CEO at Coinfi.
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About CoinFi: CoinFi uses crowdsourced research, analysis, trading signals and market-moving news.
Founder and CEO of Actelligent
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About Actelligent: Actelligent is a platform where investors, corporates, brokers, stock exchanges and industry experts can interact and share knowledge.
Founder & CEO of AngelHub
Karen Contet Farzam is passionate about Technology and Startups, which is why she co-founded WHub.io, Hong Kong biggest startup community. Karen has been working in Asia for 13 years, starting in Tokyo as JP Morgan Exotic Equity Derivatives Trader to Software Engineer for an IoT Startup, teaching Front-End Web Development before co-founding WHub. She is immersed in the Startup Scene as a Community Leader for Techstars, a Front End Web Development instructor, a Mentor for several accelerator programs, speaker at International Conference like JS conference 2015 in Singapore, French Foreign Trade Advisor, FrenchTech Ambasador and Founder of WomenWhoCodeHK. Karen has a double degree engineering diploma (France EPF – Canada ETS) and Master in Finance International from HEC Paris.
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About AngelHub, WHub, Women Who Code: AngelHub is the only SFC-regulated tech investment platform that enables investors to co-invest on a deal by deal basis
CEO & Founder of Cryptomover
Experienced portfolio manager, first venture was installing wireless cards for college students. MBA Chicago Booth, CS degrees from UCLA, founding member of Bitcoin Association of HK.
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About Cryptomover: Most professional and transparent digital asset index fund
CEO of Geoswift
Founder and CEO of Geoswift Limited, a payment technology company providing customized one-stop cross-border payment solutions between China and the rest of the world. Under his leadership, Geoswift provides cross-border collection & settlement, remittances, foreign currency exchange, and e-Wallet solutions to and from China. With 20+ years of management experience, Raymond has built Geoswift from humble beginnings to a leading provider of cross-border payment solutions by forming strategic partnerships, driving state-of-the-art technology development, and recruiting key executives from McKinsey, Citibank, MasterCard, PayPal, Visa, PricewaterhouseCoopers, HSBC, China Mingsheng Bank, Travelex, China UnionPay, Global Collection, Electronic Arts and other major financial institutions globally. Prior to founding Geoswift, Raymond held management positions at leading Chinese banks. Driven by an entrepreneurial spirit, Raymond invested in business opportunities united by a vision to make international payments more efficient. This passion and expertise led him to be an integral part of the original team in 1998 that would become Geoswift, which he formally founded in 2010. Ultimately, Raymond envisions transforming the world into one that people pay without paper notes. Raymond is currently an appointed senior adviser to Business Development Bank of Canada (BDC), and a senior adviser of the Finance Research Institute of the State Council Development Research Center of China and member of Forbes Finance Council. He holds an MBA degree from the Saunders School of Business at the University of British Columbia, Canada, with a concentration on studies of digital currency. Media Speaking Engagements: Money20/20 Asia 2018 – Unlocking Borderless Payments into and out of China: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CUiM_u_d84M Interview with CNBC Squawk Box: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TQPiRsr1IME Exclusive interview on Worldwide Business with Kathy Ireland® https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QTOgTo744nY
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About Geoswift: Geoswift is an innovative globalized payment technology company connecting each region, with a niche in China cross-border payments.
Co-Founder & CEO of YAS MicroInsurance
Andy has 17+ years’ of digital media experience in addition to being a serial entrepreneur and angel investor. He is the Founder and CEO of NDN Group, a conglomerate that houses digital media agency New Digital Noise and ad platform Hotmob. NDN Group is also responsible for the birth of Klarity, a data analytics platform purchased by Meltwater.
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About Hotmob, New Digital Noise, NOIZ, Social Media Broadcasts (SMB) Limited, YAS MicroInsurance: Every Moment Matters | a Hong Kong-based next-generation InsurTech company to reshape the industry.
CEO & Founder of Artificial Life
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About Artificial Life: Artificial Life is a new kind of incubator and investor, investment scout and business advisor.
Founder & CEO of KeyChain Pay
Lawrence Lau is Founder KeyChain Pay. IT, Risk and Compliance experience from Deloitte, HSBC and SCB
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About KeyChain Pay: Smart Rental Payment Platform. Our AI evaluates KYC, AML and credit. Smart Contracts secure the rents in advance.
CEO & Founder of Alipay
Jennifer Tan serves as the Chief Executive Officer at Alipay HK.
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About Alipay: Alipay offers a mobile and online payments platform that evolves from a digital wallet to a lifestyle enabler.
Founder and co-CEO of Juno Markets
Arthur Le is the founder and co-CEO of Juno Markets, the Asia-based partnership-driven broker. Arthur has been in the leveraged FX industry for over 10 years and has been working with clients in Asia since 2008. Arthur was formerly VP of Institutional Sales with FXCM, primarily focusing on developing partnerships throughout Asia. More recently, Arthur was Managing Director of Asia for Leverate, a leading FX technology firm, where he established and successfully grew their Asia headquarters. Arthur strongly believes in the value of combining technology with personal service to build strong partnerships.
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About Juno Markets: Juno Markets is Asia’s Global Broker, delivering the best forex and CFD trading environment for Asia-based traders.
CEO and Co-Founder of Coherent
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About Coherent: Coherent is a Hong Kong based insurtech company that provides digital solutions for leading global insurers.
Founder and Chief Executive Officer of XNotes
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About XNotes: XNotes Technology is a peer-to-peer decentralized transaction network that implements a groundbreaking vision and approach of blockchain.
CEO and Co-founder of Blue Fire AI
Luke Waddington is the CEO and co-founder at Blue Fire AI.
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About Blue Fire AI: Blue Fire AI focuses on providing revenue generating signals for the capital markets industry.
Co-Founder & CEO of Datum
Tech Wizard & Serial Entrepreneur, 17 years experience in big data systems. Co-Founder of StockX, SwissInvest, PCP.ch and Kosi.
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About Bymo.co, Clever Baby, Datum: Datum is a marketplace where users can share or sell data on their own terms.
President & CEO of BBPOS
Alex Choi manages business strategies and operations as BBPOS works to keep pace with an industry that is growing at almost 8% per year, and is expected to generate $3.5 billion within a year. This dynamic growth takes someone who evaluates both short- and long-term opportunities; Alex manages for today’s markets and customer needs as well as predicts what will happen in the industry three, five, and ten years out. Alex has a unique understanding of technology, the payments industry, and the nuances that drive success in this highly competitive market. “Their corporate strategy is based on their strengths: innovation, design, and service. These strengths keep their products on the leading-edge of the mobile payments industry, and keep their customers ahead of their competition.”
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About BBPOS: BBPOS is an mPOS solution provider and payment transaction industry for developing systems and services ahead of technology trends.
Chief Executive Officer of Liquefy
Adrian Lai is the Chief Executive Officer at Liquefy.
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About Liquefy: End-to-end tokenization technology solution to that provides a seamless experience for asset owners to create security tokens
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Chief Executive Officer of FUSANG
Henry Chong is the Chief Executive Officer of Fusang Corp. Fusang’s mission is to enable #StakeholderCapitalism by operating Asia’s 1st Digital Stock Exchange, so that we can all live in a world where Companies are Aligned with their Customers and their Communities. That is why we have built Fusang Exchange, Asia’s first fully-regulated digital stock exchange; Fusang Custody, our issuance, custody, settlement & asset-servicing platform; and Fusang Digital Identity, our AI-driven investor identification & compliance platform.
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About FUSANG: Asia’s First Fully-Licensed Digital Stock Exchange
Co-Founder & CEO of EMQ
A veteran of the financial services industry, Max’s career spans more than 20 years across Asia and the United States. Across Asia, Max has seen how conventional banking excluded large segments of society, particularly low-income overseas workers from having access to financial services. Over time, these overseas workers have become a pillar of the economy while providing a critical lifeline to millions of households in the developing countries. This has inspired Max to build a financially inclusive business leveraging Fintech innovation to meet the needs of the overseas workers. EMQ was launched in 2014 and offers remittance services between two countries at a fraction of the price of conventional banks by utilizing aggregation and netting. With a strong presence across Asia, the company partners with financial institutions and other strategic partners in each country to enable and settle cross-border remittance via banks and various modes for top-up and cash pickup. Earlier, Max served as a founding member and portfolio manager of the Special Situations Asia team at Citadel Investment Group, a global multi-strategy hedge fund with US$26 billion in assets under management. At Citadel, Max led the Greater China team that sourced, structured, invested, and managed assets across the capital structure. Prior to Citadel, Max held several leadership roles at Goldman Sachs & Co. in New York and Hong Kong in the Fixed Income, Currencies, and Commodities division and served as the Head of Proprietary Research for the Asia Convertible and Credit Trading Group. Max received his Bachelor of Science degree from the Olin Business School at Washington University in St. Louis. He was also named as a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum.
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About EMQ: EMQ is a financial settlement network.
CEO and Co-Founder of Quantifeed
Former managing director for Morgan Stanley and Bank of America Merrill Lynch. 15+ years of experience in investment research with a focus on systematic investment strategies, portfolio construction, and development of tradable indices for ETFs and other products. Top ranked analyst by Institutional Investor. PhD in Quantitative Finance from Imperial College, University of London.
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About Quantifeed: Quantifeed is a provider of digital wealth management solutions to financial institutions in Asia.
CEO and Co-Founder of Velotrade
Started his career in the Equity Derivatives desk at Dresdner Kleinwort in London. In 2009, Gianluca moved to Singapore where he founded and managed his proprietary trading company, engaging in high-frequency equity and currency derivatives. Involved in Velotrade in Hong Kong since 2014.
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About Velotrade: Velotrade is Asia’s digital trade finance marketplace: Professional investors buy trade receivables to finance SMEs working capital
Chief Executive Officer of Fintica
Philippe was formerly a member of the Executive Board of Clearstream Banking, serving as Chairman of the Market Committee responsible for customer relationships in Asia-Pacific, the Middle East and Africa. During his tenure with Clearstream, Philippe collaborated with Asian central banks and regulators to improve the efficiency of regional clearing systems. In 1993, he was a member of a planning group, sponsored by the Asian Development Bank, to develop guidelines for clearing and settlement in Asia. Philippe led the marketing efforts for many of Clearstream’s most recognized products and developed its Asian franchise. In 2011, Philippe received a “Lifetime Achievement Award” from Global Custodian magazine in recognition of his contribution to the securities industry. In 2009, he was named “Banker of the Year” by The Asset magazine. Prior to joining Clearstream Banking, Philippe was with American Express Bank, working in Geneva, New York and Hong Kong. His last position with American Express Bank was Director of the Investment Department.
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About Fintica: Fintica develops technology that addresses financial industry domains.
CEO of HedgeVista
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About HedgeVista: HedgeVista is a technology platform for investors and funds .
Founder and CEO of APrivacy
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About APrivacy: APrivacy is a FinTech company that provides the banking industry with information security and tracking services.
Founder & CEO of Qupital
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About Qupital: Qupital is a fintech company that develops a one-stop financing platform for cross-border e-commerce sellers.
CEO and Co-Founder of Unikeys
Alexandre is a Fintech and Blockchain expert committed to facilitate access to digital assets for all. With deep knowledge on derivatives from his experiences in various major financial institutions (Société Générale, JP Morgan), Alexandre has been working with different Fintech startups designing blockchain-based workflows and pilots. As an active member of the blockchain ecosystem in Asia, he has delivered numerous talks about the rise of blockchain and cryptocurrencies. Alexandre is currently CEO and Co-Founder at Unikeys, a company providing the first comprehensive suite of cryptocurrency solutions to the masses.
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About Unikeys: Unikeys is a pioneering fintech company based in Hong Kong specialised in developing blockchain based biometric wallet for crypto users.
Founder and CEO of FundPark
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About FundPark: FundPark is a FinTech focused trade finance platform.
Co-Founder and CEO of Galileo Platforms
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About Galileo Platforms: Galileo Platforms is a platform technology company serving in the insurance sector.
Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer of FinFabrik
Alex is FinFabrik CEO and co-founder, a FinTech company using advanced analytics to provide financial institutions’ clients with more personalised wealth management solutions. Previously, Alex spent 17 years in various Tier 1 global financial institutions overseeing operations across diverse asset classes, client segments and business lines in Europe and APAC. Alex is also a HK Fintech Association board member where he advocates innovation and education. His knowledge and drive for simplicity has made him a sought-after mentor, advisor and speaker.
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About FinFabrik: FinFabrik is a fin tech solutions builder that specializes in capital markets software.
CEO of FAS | Fintech Advisory Services
Elena Obukhova is an entrepreneur and business strategist. She is a founder & CEO at FAS, an advisory firm that helps SMBs to apply blockchain and fintech technologies as well as assists startups with venture building and facilitates their fundraising journey. Elena is also a founder of MakeAvent, an e-meetup platform with networking experience.
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About FAS | Fintech Advisory Services, makeAvent: Fintech Advisory Services is a consulting company that bridges blockchain and fintech experts.
Chief Executive Officer of InvestLab
Former Head of Greater China Equities, Deutsche Bank, CEO ABN AMRO Asia Equities and most recently Co-Head of Institutional Equities at Yuanta Securities – the largest retail securities firm in Taiwan. Nate has successfully built three institutional equities businesses over the course of his career. Being fluent in Mandarin Chinese, he brings a wealth of operating experience and relationships within the Greater China region. At Yuanta Securities, Nate was instrumental in sourcing and building the technology needed for the retail branch network to offer global execution.
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About InvestLab: InvestLab is an on-demand financial services technology company serving the global investment market.
Founder and CEO of CoverGo
Tomas is the CEO and Founder of CoverGo. CoverGo is an award-winning tech platform that enables insurance companies, MGAs and banks to create, manage and distribute insurance products faster than ever before. CoverGo is the market leader in providing insurance APIs and full platform configuration. Prior to starting CoverGo, Tomas worked on insurance and banking consulting projects at PwC London and also managed operations of an insurtech startup in Singapore. Overall, Tomas worked in 15 countries across 3 continents and obtained 4 master degrees in risk management, international business, public and business administration. Tomas is a frequent speaker at conferences, mentor of fintech startups and an active contributor to the insurtech and fintech community. He is part of the Insurtech Committee of the Fintech Association of Hong Kong and also Fintech Task Force of the Insurance Authority.
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About CoverGo: CoverGo is the first fully configurable, no-code insurance platform to digitize all insurance processes and launch products at record speed
CEO & Director of Know Your Customer
An experienced entrepreneur and executive, Claus has been active in the software industry for more than thirty years. Prior to co-founding and becoming CEO of Know Your Customer, Claus founded Servolutions GmbH, a company that develops email server infrastructure products for more than 60,000 global customers, and served as Vice President of Electronics at Thielert Aircraft Engines. A native of Germany, Claus studied computer science at the University of Hamburg.
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About Know Your Customer: Know Your Customer is a digital solutions for stronger KYC & AML compliance and exceptional client onboarding.
Founder and CEO of FINNOVASIA
Anthony founded FINNOVASIA in 2015 and Hong Kong FinTech Club in 2017 to meet the growing demand in financial technology knowledge from the industry. FINNOVASIA is the officially appointed organiser of the Hong Kong FinTech Week, the leading industry event with over 8,000 attendees from 57 countries. Previously he ran the executive education company with the focus of innovations in various industries, including banking and finance. Anthony has over 18 years experience in event management, communications and media in Asia and Europe. Prior to starting of his business in Hong Kong, Anthony was a business journalist at the joint newspaper by The Wall Street Journal and Financial Times. He holds an MBA degree from the SKOLKOVO Moscow School of Management.
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About FINNOVASIA: Fostering #FinTech revolution in Asia and globally by connecting entrepreneurs, investors, bankers and regulators.
Founder and CEO of WeShare
Zuo Lesi is a Founder and CEO at WeShare Holdings Limited
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About WeShare: WeShare is a Chinese financial services provider.
Chief Executive Officer of Oreana Financial Services
Luke leads the team at Oreana Financial Services, bringing over 18 years’ experience in financial services. He has extensive investment management and wealth advisory experience having held senior roles within a number of top tier firms in both Australia and Hong Kong. Prior to joining Oreana, Luke was head of National Australia Bank’s (NAB) Private Wealth Advisory capability across Asia. In this role, Luke had responsibility for the strategic direction, leadership and management of the firm and was a member of the NAB Hong Kong leadership team with accountability for the delivery and expansion of the Private Wealth capability in Asia. Prior to this role, Luke held senior positions within NAB’s Global Asset Management business (a wealth management capability with more than $170 Billion in Funds under Management) and was key to delivering strategies and insights to the market. In this role, Luke developed a deep practical understanding of asset allocation, portfolio construction and delivering advice to high net worth investors. Before joining NAB, Luke held various roles with Goldman Sachs JBWere, Vanguard Investments and a boutique property and infrastructure firm in Melbourne, Australia.
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About Oreana Financial Services: Oreana Financial Services provider of asset and financial management services intended to facilitate investment opportunities.
Co-Founder & CEO of gini
Gini helps you manage your personal finances and get rewarded for it – Gini’s multi award winning app links all your bank accounts into one app so you can easily track your spending. It also automatically saves you money by finding you cheaper deals and rewards at brands you love. (Currently in Closed Beta) Prior to gini, Ray worked for Citigroup Global Markets where he worked first in the firm’s Asia Investor Sales division before becoming a Vice President in the Global Credit Trading division where Ray originated, structured, distributed and executed structured finance transactions. During this time Ray was responsible for a number of bespoke transactions including several regulatory capital-related trades, tax credit financing and loan securitizations. Ray began his career at Amias Berman (now Orion Investments Limited) as an Analyst on the Alternative Assets Group trading desk where he was responsible for analysing all non-flow credit instruments. Ray received his Bsc (Hons) from Kings College London.
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About gini: gini helps finance teams grow their companies.
Co-Founder & CEO of Ybex
Prior to starting YBEX, Andrew spent his entire career in finance and technology in different global financial centers. Most recently, he was a FX trader at Bank of America Merrill Lynch in Hong Kong driving the electronic trading of Asian currencies. Before that, he worked as macro analyst and head of technology solutions at billion-dollar hedge funds in Singapore and Hong Kong. Andrew started his career as a software developer for KPMG in New York after obtaining his computer engineering degree at the University of British Columbia.
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About Ybex: YBEX is a financial technology company that helps travellers find and book the best foreign exchange rates.
Co-Founder and CEO of eMALI.IO Limited
Lawrence has over 20 years of academics, finance and technology development and business experiences. He is currently the President of Hong Kong Blockchain Society and founder and CEO of eMALI.IO Limited. Inaugurated in 2017, Hong Kong Blockchain Society is dedicated to take part in building a vibrant blockchain community and ecosystem in Hong Kong. eMALI, a Hong Kong based blockchain company, is led and founded by Lawrence along with several industry veterans in 2016. The primary focus of eMALI is to develop blockchain applications in Public and Fin/Insur Tech sectors. eMALI has recently been (Dec 2016) chosen as one of the Top 5 Winners of AIA Blockchain Global Challenge; a competition with entries from 19 countries. He received his Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics from Yale University in 1984, Master of Science, Mathematics from Stanford University, and PhD in Mathematics from Cornell University in 1993.
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About eMALI.IO Limited: eMALI.IO focuses on developing compliant blockchain applications to solve real world FinTech, InsurTech and LegalTech challenges.
Founder and CEO of AsiaPay
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About AsiaPay: AsiaPay is a digital payment solution and technology vendor.
CO-Founder and CEO of EFA
Robin is one of the founders and the CEO of EFA. He has 13 years of equity research experience, having held positions as a highly ranked writing analyst throughout his time as Head of Asian Banks Research at ANB Amro, Head of HK and China Research at Paribas Asia Equity, Head of Asian Research at Bear Stearns, Deputy Head of HK & China James Capel (HSBC), and a Senior Analyst at SBCI Asia ( Swiss Bank). Robin has always been passionate about efficiency in research generation, and use of technology to automate key processes, thus allowing analysts to work more effectively and more efficiently. He is also a keen programmer who honed his skills, particularly with regard to automation of Microsoft Office, building in-house systems used to raise the productivity and rankings of the research teams he ran. Robin is the lead architect of the EFA Platform, aiming to achieve a balance of power and functionality with ease of use, while ensuring that most rigorous analytical integrity is maintained at all times. Robin has also trained extensively in financial analysis and modelling for several global banks, has been a guest lecturer for the highly ranked HKUST MBA programme, has been a board member of the Hong Kong Society for the Protection of Children for 25 years. He holds a BSc (Hons) in Mathematics and Computing. He first started programming in 1979, at which time he used to hand write assembly language in hexadecimal when computers were tiny and memory was scarce.
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About EFA: EFA is a FinTech company providing software solutions to investment banks & asset managers.
CEO of Anymex
CEO at Anymex
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About Anymex: Anymex is a social currency exchange platform that provides travelers an alternative way to get rid of the expensive commission fees.
Founder & CEO of Chain of Demand
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About Chain of Demand: Chain of Demand uses AI and big data to uncover insights and predict revenue for financial institutions and corporates.
CEO of Wesurance.io
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About Wesurance.io: Wesurance’s technology lets insurers build a faster, smarter & simpler way to run their business for today and be prepared for the future.
Co-Founder and CEO of FinMonster
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About FinMonster: FinMonster provides an online banking platform to SME for their business operation integrated with financial management tools.
President and Chief Executive Officer of Seabury Trade Finance Exchange
Robert is CEO of Seabury Trade Finance Exchange LLC (Seabury TFX) and holds overall responsibility for the company’s strategy and key business initiatives. With more than 20 years of industry experience, he has a unique background in trade, finance, supply chain and technology as a practitioner and as a service provider. Prior to Seabury TFX, he was managing director of TradeCard Inc., now GTNexus, where he built and oversaw the company’s global supplier business to a network of over 20,000 companies. Before TradeCard, Lin held management positions at NewView Technologies, Omnivision Technologies, and Cargill Financial Markets Group. He holds a B.A. in cognitive science from University of California, San Diego and an M.B.A. from University of Southern California. He is a frequent speaker at conferences and events on supply chain and trade finance
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About Seabury Trade Finance Exchange: Seabury TFX is a trade finance collaboration system that provides end to end trade finance solutions.
CEO of FundingReach
William is instrumental to the development of AI supported credit systems which help Corporates and Financial Institutions to increase their business visibility and make better business decisions. William has extensive experiences in Banking, prior to founding FundingReach, he had held various senior positions in the Corporate and Commercial Banking sector, including Head of Large and Medium Corporates of Commercial Banking at Citibank, Head of Agri and Energy at Standard Chartered Bank, and Head of Local Corporates at ANZ. William obtained BBA from City University of Hong Kong and LLB from University of London.
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About FundingReach: FundingReach is a fintech platform which focuses on providing risk mitigation solutions.
CEO and Co-Founder of Linda Francis
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CEO of ExtractAlpha
Vinesh founded ExtractAlpha in 2013 in Hong Kong with the mission of bringing analytical rigor to the analysis and marketing of new data sets for the capital markets. From 1999 to 2005, Vinesh was the Director of Quantitative Research at StarMine in San Francisco, where he developed industry leading metrics of sell side analyst performance as well as successful commercial alpha signals and products based on analyst, fundamental, and other data sources. Subsequently, he developed systematic trading strategies for proprietary trading desks at Merrill Lynch and Morgan Stanley in New York. Most recently he was Executive Director at PDT Partners, a spinoff of Morgan Stanley’s premiere quant prop trading group, where in addition to research he also applied his experience in the communication of complex quantitative concepts to investor relations. Vinesh holds an undergraduate degree from the University of Chicago and a graduate degree from the University of Cambridge, both in mathematics.
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About ExtractAlpha: ExtractAlpha delivers proven alternative data and tools to institutional investors.