Josiah Lam

Senior Manager, Financial Infrastructure Development Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA)

Josiah’s major responsibility is to promote cyber resilience and new financial technology development in the banking sector. Prior to the HKMA, Josiah has worked in JPMorgan Chase. He was the AP Regional Lead of the Technical Risk Management and the subject matter expert in the Identity & Access Management and cryptography.  During his tenure, he…

Bénédicte Nolens

Senior Director, Head of Risk and Strategy, Securities and Futures Commission (SFC)

Bénédicte N. Nolens is Senior Director and Head of Risk and Strategy (R&S) of the Hong Kong Securities and Futures Commission (SFC). Bénédicte joined the SFC in 2012 to establish a new, centralized unit, overseeing risk identification and related strategic planning. In 2013, R&S published a report entitled “G-SIFI Trends in Risk and Risk Mitigation”,…

Tony Chan

Acting Assistant Commissioner of Insurance, Policy and Development Division, Office of the Commissioner of Insurance (OCI)

Mr Tony Chan has been with the Office of the Commissioner of Insurance for over 20 years and is now acting Assistant Commissioner of Insurance of the Policy and Development Division.  Mr Chan has been involved in the supervision of Hong Kong insurance companies, both non-life and life, in different positions of the Office.  The…

Dr Henry Chang

Chief Personal Data Officer (Policy and Research) Office of Privacy Commissioner for Personal Data (PCPD)

Henry Chang is responsible for privacy policy, research, and international liaison. He is a fellow of the British Computer Society and a Chartered Engineer. He holds industry certifications on privacy, IT security, ethical hacking and computer forensic. Henry is the Chair of the Technology Working Group of the Asia Pacific Privacy Authorities, a committee member…

Charles Ng

Associate Director-General of Investment Promotion, Invest Hong Kong, The Government of the Hong Kong SAR

Charles Ng was appointed as an Associate Director-General of Investment Promotion at Invest Hong Kong (InvestHK) in July 2007. He heads up one of two sector-focused divisions that is responsible for helping overseas and Mainland companies to establish or expand their business presence in Hong Kong. His teams are responsible for Financial Services, Innovation and…

Honorable Charles Mok, JP

Legislative Councillor, (IT), Legislative Council

Charles Mok, Legislative Councillor representing the Information Technology Functional Constituency, has been serving the Information Technology and Telecommunication industry for more than 20 years. He is the president of Professional Commons and co-founder of Internet Society Hong Kong. He is active in public services with a view to upholding the core values of Hong Kong…

Caroline Wilson CMG

Consul General to Hong Kong & Macau

Caroline has served as British Consul General to Hong Kong and Macao since October 2012. She qualified as a Barrister before joining the Foreign & Commonwealth Office in 1995. A speaker of Russian, as well as Chinese (Mandarin and a slowly increasing amount of Cantonese), she worked on Armenia, Azerbaijan and Georgia before full time…

Egidio Zarrella

Partner, Clients and Innovation, KPMG

Edge Zarrella is the Clients and Innovation Partner within KPMG’s China practice. He brings a career spanning more than 25 years. His specialisations include Business and IT strategy, Business and Finance Transformation, outsourcing and offshoring. His key clients have included companies in Australia, Asia-Pacific and North America. Edge has also significant Asia Pacific experience in…

James McKeogh

Partner, FinTech, KPMG

James McKeogh is a Partner within KPMG’s Advisory practice and has over 17 years’ experience with the firm and 3 years with Barclays Wealth in London. James is a leader in KPMG’s FinTech agenda involved globally with multiple aspects of the ecosystem from incubators and accelerators, through to investors and the major Corporates. With much…

Bob Crozier

Social Network Lead AIA

Bob is the Social Network Lead for AIA with responsibility for Social Collaboration and Networking across 18 markets driving culture change in AIA to have sharing and collaboration at the heart of what AIA does. He manages the AIA Healthcare Accelerator programmes with particular focus on connecting the start-ups with the right people with AIA.…

Raof Latiff

Executive Vice President, Regional Head of Product Management, Payments and Cash Management, HSBC

Raof Latiff is responsible for the management and development of cash & liquidity management products and services throughout the Asia-Pacific region covering 19 markets. He joined HSBC from JPMorgan where he has spent the last 10 years. His most previous role was Regional Head of ASEAN for the Treasury Services group where he was responsible…

Endre Markos

Director, Regional Head E2C, Markets & Securities Services, Citi

Endre is an electronic markets specialist with over 20 years of experience. As the Asia Pacific Regional Head of Execution to Custody (E2C) for Securities Services, he drives the development of Citi’s integrated pre- and post-trade platform to provide clients with an end-to-end global execution, settlement and custody solution in all major execution markets and…

Lennard Yong

CEO, MetLife: Metropolitan Life Insurance Company of HK

Lennard Yong is an International Executive with business experience in Insurance, Asset Management and Banking having worked in Australia, Asia and in Europe for global multinational financial services – ING Group and now MetLife. Apart from his corporate activities, he is an advisor to the HK government as member of the Insurance Advisory Committee, current…

James Savage

Co-Chairman, Venture Committee of the HKVCA and Partner, Hendale Capital

James has over 20 years experience as a financial investment professional in the technology sector in Asia, with asset management, professional services and industry experience. Based in Hong Kong since 1994, he has extensive knowledge of the technology industry in the Asian region including Japan, Korea, Greater China, SE Asia and India. James started career…

Jerry Smith

Regional President, Asia Pacific OgilvyOne

Jerry has spent his career in the agency business, blurring the ‘line’ for better integration: above-the-line, below-the-line, through-the-line. His philosophy is that there are only two lines that matter: the ‘deadline’ and the ‘bottom line’. Jerry believes that marketers now need to understand how to optimise total customer contribution. This means looking beyond transactions and…

Dušan Stojanović

Founder and Director True Global Ventures

A proud Swedish “citizen of the world”, Worked for more than 20 years within primarily E-payments, Fintech and Financial Services with GE Capital, Monabanq.com with own founded ventures and early-stage investments. Strong network in Silicon Valley, New York, Beijing, Hong Kong, Singapore, Stockholm, Berlin and Paris. Has learnt 6 languages and as many cultures. I…

Renu Bhatia

Co-Founder Asia Fintech Angels

Renu Bhatia is a Co-founder of Asia Fintech Angels and President of Prospect Ventures, an angel investment group. She is also one of the Founding Partners and Managing Director of SuperCharger a dedicated Fintech accelerator in Hong Kong. Renu has extensive experience in investment banking, asset management and private investments, having worked at Goldman Sachs…

Will Ross

Partner, Nest

Will Ross joined Nest after working for over twenty years as an investment banker globally. Most recently he was with HSBC where he held senior roles in capital markets, Islamic Finance, and headed the initiative to create collaboration between the investment and commercial banks. Prior to moving to Hong Kong from London in 2005 he worked…

Sopheap Lao

Founder and CEO, XNotes Alliance

XNotes is the Internet of Transactions. XNotes Technology enables monetary authorities, financial institutions, corporations, businesses and people to transact in a peer-to-peer way by combining currency-independent, permissioned and configurable blockchain with trust management and distribution. Holding a Master Degree in Corporate Finance from Paris-Dauphine, France’s top-ranked university for finance, a Chartered Accountant Diploma and Business…

Paul Dragan

Head of Technology, Strategic Customers and Solutions, Asia Thomson Reuters

Paul Dragan heads the Global Technology Directors team, looking after Thomson Reuters Strategic Customers in Asia. Based in Hong Kong, he has 15 years of experience in Financial Services Technology, with focus on Industry Utilities, Market Data Systems, Risk and Data Management. Before his current role, Paul spent twelve years in the Risk Management and…

Adam Garrett

Market Development Manager, Enterprise Capabilities & Content, North Asia Thomson Reuters

Adam Garrett is a member of the Thomson Reuters Asia Market Development team, responsible for driving the Enterprise Capabilities & Content business across Hong Kong, Taiwan and Korea. He began his financial career in 2002 as an equity quant trader at Lehman Brothers in Tokyo before moving to structuring and then volatility-trading roles, firstly with…

Pascal Fanton

Country Manager, Greater China, Indo-China and India Gigamon

Pascal is a seasoned information technology veteran with over 27 years’ experience including senior management roles. After a decade leading sales in Europe, he moved to Asia and spent the next 17 years in Hong Kong. Senior management roles have included business development, channel and sales for companies including Quallaby, Ganymede, NetIQ, Fluke Networks and…

Mikaal Abdulla

Co-Founder and CEO, 8 Securities

Mikaal is the Co-Founder of 8 Securities, a mobile first investing service for Millennials.  8 Securities has offices in Hong Kong and Tokyo. Prior to starting 8 Securities, Mikaal was a Senior Vice President and the Head of Asia at E*TRADE. Mikaal began his career as a Senior Consultant at Deloitte in the United States. Mikaal…

Philippe El-Asmar

Co-Founder, Amareos

Based in HK, Mr. Philippe El-Asmar is Founding Partner and CBDO at Amareos; he is also Founder and Principal at PEA Global Consulting, a boutique consultancy firm specializing in the Financial Services & FinTech segment and a Lecturer at HKUST and HKU on Finance and FinTech. Prior to FinTech and Consultancy, Mr. El-Asmar had 17 years…

Pavel Bains

CEO Bluzelle Networks

Pavel Bains is the CEO of Bluzelle, one of the first government licensed Blockchain companies in the world. Bluzelle’s products make it easier for businesses to benefit from the Blockchain. Bluzelle’s customers include banks, telcos and network providers, helping in the areas of payments and identity management. In addition to fintech, Pavel is an expert…

Sam Ng

Co-Founder and CEO Fundnel

Before founding Fundnel, Sam was an investment banker from J.P. Morgan where he originated, structured and executed 30 transactions, raising >US$10 billion for companies in Asia Pacific across all industry sectors. He also worked on an in-house task force that shaped growth strategy, screened acquisition targets, initiated new business, and executed optimization projects. Fundnel is…

Aurélien Menant

Co-founder and CEO, Gatecoin

Aurélien is the co-founder and CEO of gatecoin.com, a regulated bitcoin exchange based in HK and incubated by government body Hong Kong Science and Technology Park. Gatecoin will also offer a derivatives platform, bitcoin loaded prepaid cards as well as payment and remittance solutions using digital currencies. Besides, we are developing coincharities.org , a bitcoin…

Shan Han

Founder and CEO Jade Payments

Shan comes from an entrepreneurial background with experience in ventures covering Ed-tech, Retail, F&B and Construction.  He later moved into the financial services industry where he worked at banks and hedge funds. After spending years analysing global technology trends from a financial services perspective, Shan grew frustrated with the state of technology in finance itself…

David Rosa

Co-Founder and CEO, Neat

David has been based in Hong Kong for the last 15 years. He has spent 20 years of his career in financial services. 16 years at Citi where he quickly rose through the ranks to become the youngest Managing Director for Citigroup in Asia. He then built an Asset Management business that he sold 2…

Alex Ypsilanti

CEO and Co-Founder Quantifeed

Alex Ypsilanti spearheads Quantifeed’s mission to solve the challenges of digital wealth management for financial institutions in Asia. Before co-founding Quantifeed, he spent fifteen years as an investment banking research analyst. His work enabled investors to improve their risk-adjusted returns and to gain access to a wider range of market strategies and risk premia. Alex,…

Pindar Wong

Chairman, VeriFi (HK)

Pindar Wong is the Chairman of VeriFi (Hong Kong) Ltd, a discrete Internet Financial Infrastructure consultancy. He is establishing the ‘Smart Contract Initiative’ based on Blockchain technology and is an active member of the World Wide Web Consortium’s Web Payment Community Group. As a Commissioner on the Global Commission on Internet Governance, he is helping…

Jyoti Vazirani

Partner and Principal, Risk Consulting, KPMG

Jyoti has over 20 years of experience working with global financial services organizations in the United States, Europe and Asia. She has advised a number of these global organizations in broad risk and regulatory transformation efforts focused on building governance, enterprise risk management, regulatory compliance, operational and technology capabilities. Jyoti is working with a number…