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This list showcases the top Hong Kong based CEO’ operating in the Mobile Payments 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 and co-founder of TiENPAY
William Tien have more than 12 years global knowledge in delivery of varies financial payment methods through telecommunication network via SMS. TiENPAY is developed with the working with varies advance financial transaction technology platform including using Blockchain security transaction in their backoffice. TiENPAY’s next generation hybrid mobile wallet technology, it will make it easy and convenient for their customers to manage their financial needs.”
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About T8 EXCHANGE PTY LTD, TiENPAY: TiENPAY is a blockchain based digital banking ecosystem software platform for wallet, digital exchange and digital assets.
CEO of TiENPAY
Jonathan holds an MBA from East Carolina University and has 17 years of experience as a marketer and digital content creator, producing engaging, informative and entertaining media for a variety of companies in both the US and Asia.
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About TiENPAY: TiENPAY is a blockchain based digital banking ecosystem software platform for wallet, digital exchange and digital assets.
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 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.
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.
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.
Co-Founder and CEO of Get
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About Get: Get is an online platform that teaches young people how to manage money.
Co-Founder and CEO of PassKit
Paul Tomes, is the co-founder and CEO of PassKit®; a mobile engagement technology leader that helps some of the world’s biggest brands acquire, engage and deepen relationships throughout the customer lifecycle. Since the introduction of the mobile wallet and beacon technology, Paul and his team have been at the forefront of applying these technologies to drive engagement, loyalty and convenience across a broad range of industries. PassKit was born out of innovation when Paul, and his business partner, saw application for their carrier-grade finance cloud infrastructure to power Apple® Passbook®. In 2015, PassKit was included as one of the only software solutions in Intel’s IoT Solution Alliance and in 2016 Hong Kong Business named PassKit as one of the hottest start-ups. Today, PassKit is powering millions of mobile experiences on behalf of clients all over the world; including Best Western, DFS, Azul Airways, JetStar, Resorts World, Uber, and AIA. Prior to PassKit, Paul spent ten years in financial services, where he served on the board of directors at Credit Suisse Business Analytics, and designed and implemented HSBCnet for HSBC. Paul’s career began in the automotive industry where he was instrumental in the introduction of lean process engineering for many of today’s Ford vehicles. Paul holds a first class honours degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Southampton and an MBA from Henley Management College in the UK. He has lived in five countries around the world with the last eleven years spent in Hong Kong, where he lives with his wife, four children and two cats.
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About PassKit: PassKit enables businesses of any size to easily integrate and benefit from mobile wallet applications and beacon technology.
Co-Founder & CEO of DigBids
Alonzo Tang is a pragmatic yet entrepreneurial professional who has the strong background in app store ecosystems, such as app monetization, operation, and distribution. He has more than 10 years outstanding experiences in operation management and overall project management. He is proficient in cross-cultural communication, teams building, and motivation.
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About DigBids: Digbids is a mobile monetization and mobile payments solution provider.