The Intersection Of Policy, Finance & Technology

 

6 - 8 Nov 2024 | Singapore EXPO

2023 Festival Theme

Applications of AI in Financial Services

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The Singapore FinTech Festival 2023 will focus on the growth and adoption of AI and how this technology can potentially be used in financial services.

Examining how technologies such as AI and Web3, and digital public goods, can help to accelerate:

  • The transition to a low-carbon future
  • The re-imagining of the financial system architecture to better address the needs of the underserved
  • The securing of the digital economy against modern climate, technology, and cyber risks

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Featured Speakers

  • Tharman Shanmugaratnam

    Tharman Shanmugaratnam

    President of the Republic of Singapore

    Tharman Shanmugaratnam

    President of the Republic of Singapore

  • H.E.-Ferdinand-Romualdez-Marcos-Jr.

    H.E. Ferdinand Romualdez Marcos Jr.

    President of the Republic of the Philippines

    H.E. Ferdinand Romualdez Marcos Jr.

    President of the Republic of the Philippines

  • Ajay-Banga

    Ajay Banga

    President

    World Bank

    Ajay Banga

    President

    Ajay Banga began his five-year term as World Bank President on June 2, 2023.

    Immediately before, Ajay served as Vice Chairman at General Atlantic and previously was President and CEO of Mastercard. Under his leadership, MasterCard launched the Center for Inclusive Growth, which advances equitable and sustainable economic growth and financial inclusion around the world.

    Ajay was Honorary Chairman of the International Chamber of Commerce from 2020-2022. And served as advisor to General Atlantic’s climate-focused fund, BeyondNetZero, at its inception in 2021.

    Additionally, Ajay Co-Chaired the Partnership for Central America, a coalition of private organizations that works to advance economic opportunity across underserved populations in El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras. He also served on the Boards of the American Red Cross, Kraft Foods, and Dow Inc.

    Ajay is a co-founder of The Cyber Readiness Institute and was Vice Chair of the Economic Club of New York. He was awarded the Foreign Policy Association Medal in 2012, the Padma Shri Award by the President of India in 2016, the Ellis Island Medal of Honor and the Business Council for International Understanding’s Global Leadership Award in 2019, and the Distinguished Friends of Singapore Public Service Star in 2021.

  • Kristalina-Georgieva

    Kristalina Georgieva

    Managing Director

    International Monetary Fund (IMF)

    Kristalina Georgieva

    Managing Director

    Kristalina Georgieva currently serves as Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund, a position she was selected for on September 25, 2019 and has served as since October 1, 2019.

    Before joining the IMF, Ms. Georgieva was CEO of the World Bank from January 2017 to September 2019, during which time she also served as Interim President of the World Bank Group for three months.

    Previously, Ms. Georgieva helped shape the agenda of the European Union while serving as European Commission Vice President for Budget and Human Resources. In this capacity she oversaw the EU’s €161 billion (US $175bn) budget and 33,000 staff, as well as the EU’s response to the Euro Area debt crisis and the 2015 refugee crisis. Before that, she was Commissioner for International Cooperation, Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Response, managing one of the world’s largest humanitarian aid budgets.

    Ms. Georgieva began her career in public service at the World Bank as an environmental economist in 1993. After serving for 17 years, and in many senior positions, including Director for Sustainable Development, Director for the Russian Federation, Director for Environment, and Director for Environment and Social Development for the East Asia and Pacific Region, her career culminated in her appointment as Vice President and Corporate Secretary in 2008. In this role, she served as the interlocutor between the World Bank Group’s senior management, its Board of Directors, and its shareholder countries.

    Ms. Georgieva serves on many international panels including as co-Chair of the Global Commission on Adaptation, and as co-chair of the United Nations Secretary-General’s High-Level Panel on Humanitarian Financing. She has authored and co-authored over 100 publications on environmental and economic policy, including textbooks on macro- and microeconomics.

    Born in Sofia, Bulgaria, in 1953, Ms. Georgieva holds a Ph.D in Economic Science and a M.A. in Political Economy and Sociology from the University of National and World Economy, Sofia, where she was an Associate Professor between 1977 and 1993. During her academic career, she was visiting fellow at the London School of Economics and at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

    In 2010, she was named “European of the Year” and “Commissioner of the Year” by European Voice in recognition for her leadership in the EU’s response to humanitarian crises. In October 2020, she received the Atlantic Council’s Distinguished International Leadership Award in acknowledgement of exceptional and distinctive contributions during her career of public service.

  • Gov Abdul Rasheed Ghaffour

    Datuk Abdul Rasheed Ghaffour

    Governor

    Central Bank of Malaysia

    Datuk Abdul Rasheed Ghaffour

    Governor

    Shaik Abdul Rasheed Ghaffour is the 10th Governor of Bank Negara Malaysia. He was appointed for a five-year term effective 1 July 2023. In his role as Governor, Rasheed also serves as the chair of the Bank’s Board of Directors, Monetary Policy Committee and Financial Stability Executive Committee.

    Rasheed joined the Bank in 1988 and has helmed various positions across the breadth of the Bank’s primary functions. These include monetary policy and economics, international reserves management and financial markets, financial sector development, and banking regulations. In 2016, he assumed the role of Deputy Governor.

    Rasheed has also played a leading role in driving the Bank’s advocacy efforts on economic affairs, including in the areas of social protection and labour market reforms. This includes to support and advise the Government on issues relating to the management of the pandemic. He also played key roles in the development and implementation of the Financial Sector Masterplan and Financial Sector Blueprints.

    At the international level, Rasheed has served and been a member of various international platforms, such as the Islamic Financial Services Board and Bank for International Settlements. He has also championed various efforts to strengthen regional financial integration and cooperation, such as the ASEAN Banking Integration Framework. Previously, he also served as the Alternate Executive Director of the Southeast Asia Voting Group Office of the International Monetary Fund.

    Rasheed attended St. John’s Institution in Kuala Lumpur, prior to obtaining his Bachelor of Economics from Universiti Malaya. Rasheed also holds a Masters of Business Administration from Saïd Business School, University of Oxford.

  • Alessandra Perrazzelli

    Alessandra Perrazzelli

    Deputy Governor

    Bank of Italy

    Alessandra Perrazzelli

    Deputy Governor

    Alessandra Perrazzelli

    • Deputy Governor of the Bank of Italy and Member of the ECB SSM Supervisory Board.
    • She was previously Italy Country Manager for Barclays Bank and, before that, Head of International Regulatory & Antitrust Affairs for Intesa Sanpaolo Bank.
    • Member of the New York State Bar.
    • Founder and chair of Valore D, an association fostering women’s talent in leading roles.   
    • Law degree from Genoa University and Master of Laws from New York University.
    • Executive MBA from Stanford University.
    • Awarded with a Knighthood in the Order of the Merit of the Italian Republic.

  • Anil Wadhwani

    Anil Wadhwani

    Chief Executive Officer

    Prudential plc

    Anil Wadhwani

    Chief Executive Officer

    As Chief Executive Officer, Anil leads Prudential plc’s operations in Asia and Africa, overseeing a 15,000-strong team in 24 markets.

    He joined Prudential in 2023 with a passion for helping customers, their families and communities secure their future through innovative solutions. Anil is based in Hong Kong.

    Anil has more than 30 years’ financial services experience, predominantly in Asia. Born and educated in Mumbai, he has lived and worked in India, Singapore, London, New York and Hong Kong.

    Prior to joining Prudential, Anil was CEO of Manulife Asia, where he spent five years growing the multi-channel organisation and transforming its highly diversified business with significant market share gains.

    Anil also spent 25 years with Citigroup Inc in Asia Pacific, EMEA and the US in a number of consumer financial services roles.

    Throughout his career Anil has combined strategic vision and meticulous execution to drive the performance of leading companies. He has also led significant digital transformation, having overseen the modernisation of technology platforms in previous roles.

    Anil holds a Master’s Degree in Management Studies from the Somaiya Institute of Management Studies and a Bachelor’s Degree in Commerce from the Narsee Monjee College of Commerce and Economics in Mumbai.

  • Anthony Scaramucci

    Anthony Scaramucci

    Founder & Managing Partner

    SkyBridge

    Anthony Scaramucci

    Founder & Managing Partner

    Anthony Scaramucci is the founder and managing partner of SkyBridge, a global alternative investment firm, and founder and chairman of SALT, a global thought leadership forum and venture studio.

    Prior to founding SkyBridge in 2005, Scaramucci co-founded investment partnership Oscar Capital Management, which was sold to Neuberger Berman in 2001. Earlier, he worked in Private Wealth Management at Goldman Sachs & Co.

    In 2022, Scaramucci was ranked #47 in Cointelegraph’s Top 100 Influencers in Crypto and Blockchain. In 2016, he was ranked #85 in Worth Magazine’s Power 100: The 100 Most Powerful People in Global Finance. In 2011, he received Ernst & Young’s New York Financial Services “Entrepreneur of the Year” Award. Anthony is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) and a board member of the Federal Enforcement Homeland Security Foundation. He is the author of five books.

    Scaramucci served on President Donald J. Trump’s 16-person Presidential Transition Team Executive Committee, and in 2017 briefly served as Chief Strategy Officer of the Export-Import (EXIM) Bank and White House Communications Director.

    Scaramucci, a native of Long Island, New York, holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from Tufts University and a Juris Doctor from Harvard Law School.

  • Ari-Sarker_s22

    Ari Sarker

    President, Asia Pacific

    Mastercard

    Ari Sarker

    President, Asia Pacific

    As President for Asia Pacific at Mastercard, and a member of the Global Management Committee, Ari Sarker oversees all of the company’s activities in the region including business strategy and operations, product development, sales and marketing, and relationships with governments, regulators, banks, and merchants. Ari is an active proponent of the company’s financial inclusion commitments, and an active champion of inclusive growth efforts across a number of Asia’s emerging economies. He also spearheads managing and identifying new equity investment opportunities designed to establish Mastercard as a natural partner of choice for firms in the dynamically evolving fintech landscape.

  • Balaji Srinivasan_EDM_v2-1-1

    Balaji Srinivasan

    Renowned Investor, Entrepreneur, and Technologist

    Balaji Srinivasan

    Balaji S. Srinivasan is currently angel investing. Formerly the CTO of Coinbase and General Partner at Andreessen Horowitz, he was also the cofounder of Earn.com (acquired by Coinbase), Counsyl (acquired by Myriad), Teleport (acquired by Topia), and Coin Center. Prior to joining Coinbase, Dr. Srinivasan was CEO at Earn.com, which was acquired by Coinbase. Before taking the CEO role at Earn.com, he was a General Partner at Andreessen Horowitz. Prior to joining Andreessen Horowitz, he was the cofounder and CTO of Counsyl, where he won a Wall Street Journal Innovation Award for Medicine and was named to the MIT TR35. Dr. Srinivasan holds a BS, MS, and PhD in Electrical Engineering and an MS in Chemical Engineering from Stanford University. He also teaches the occasional class at Stanford, including an online MOOC in 2013 which reached 250,000+ students worldwide. You can reach him at 
  • Bill Winters

    Bill Winters

    Group Chief Executive

    Standard Chartered

    Bill Winters

    Group Chief Executive

    Bill Winters is the Group Chief Executive of Standard Chartered PLC since Jun 2015. Standard Chartered is a UK headquartered, emerging markets focussed bank, with a presence in 59 markets across Asia, Africa and the Middle East.

    Prior to joining Standard Chartered, Bill spent 26 years with JP Morgan in diverse leadership roles and was Co-CEO of the Investment Bank from 2004-2009. He has served as a committee member of the Independent Commission on Banking, established by the UK government in 2010 and as an advisor to the Parliamentary Commission on Banking Standards. Bill also founded a private credit fund, Renshaw Bay, in 2011 where he was Chairman and CEO until he stepped down on appointment to the Standard Chartered PLC Board.

    Bill is deeply engaged in driving the climate finance agenda. Under his leadership, Standard Chartered chairs the Net Zero Banking Alliance. Bill chaired the Taskforce for Scaling Voluntary Carbon Markets, a global private-sector initiative that developed a roadmap to scale high-integrity carbon markets. Bill currently co-chairs the B20 India Taskforce on Financing for Global Economic Recovery and is UK Chair of the India-UK Financial Partnership.  

    Bill is a Non-Executive Director of Novartis International AG. He was awarded a CBE in 2013 and holds an MBA from Wharton.

  • Carine-Smith-Ihenacho

    Carine Smith Ihenacho

    Chief Governance Officer

    Norges Bank Investment Management

    Carine Smith Ihenacho

    Chief Governance Officer

    Carine Smith Ihenacho is the Chief Governance and Compliance Officer in Norges Bank Investment Management, the Norwegian Sovereign Wealth Fund. The fund has around USD 1. 5 trillion under management. She oversees the fund’s responsible investment activities, which includes how the fund follow-up its investments in more than 9,000 companies around the world. This also includes how the companies in the portfolio work with AI.
    Carine has a long career as a lawyer, both in the financials and the oil and gas industry, as well as in law firms. She also has extensive board experience.

    Ihenacho holds a law degree from the University of Oslo, a Master of Law from Harvard Law School and a Master of Economics from the Norwegian School of Economics.

  • Hon Caroline D. Pham

    Hon Caroline D. Pham

    Commissioner

    U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission

    Hon Caroline D. Pham

    Commissioner

    The Honorable Caroline D. Pham was sworn in as a CFTC Commissioner on April 14, 2022. Commissioner Pham is a recognized leader in financial services compliance and regulatory strategy and policy. Her substantial experience spans key international issues such as prudential regulation and systemic risk, financial markets, fintech and digital assets, ESG, implementation of global regulatory reforms, and addressing the impact of major disruptions like the 2008 financial crisis and the COVID-19 pandemic. Commissioner Pham is the sponsor of the CFTC’s Global Markets Advisory Committee.

    Previously, Commissioner Pham was a Managing Director at Citigroup where she held various senior roles, including Head of Market Structure for Strategic Initiatives on the Institutional Clients Group Business Development team; Head of Capital Markets Regulatory Strategy and Engagement; Deputy Head of Global Regulatory Affairs; and Global Head of Swap Dealer and Volcker Compliance. She was a member of firmwide governance forums and has held leadership roles in many industry organizations.

    Commissioner Pham is a Fellow of the American Bar Foundation and has received various professional awards. She has a B.A. from UCLA and a J.D. from the George Washington University Law School, where she has served on the Dean’s Advisory Council for Business and Finance Law and was a Visiting Fellow at the Center for Law, Economics and Finance.

  • Charles Cascarilla (1)

    Charles Cascarilla

    Co-founder & Chief Executive Officer

    Paxos

    Charles Cascarilla

    Co-founder & Chief Executive Officer

    Charles Cascarilla is the CEO and co-founder of Paxos, a regulated blockchain infrastructure platform that enables the movement of all assets in a trustworthy way. With more than 20 years of experience in financial services, Charles has a unique perspective on integrating blockchain technology with traditional systems. He co-founded institutional asset management complex Cedar Hill Capital Partners in 2005 and its venture capital subsidiary, Liberty City Ventures, in 2012.

    Charles has been a leader in introducing regulatory frameworks to the blockchain industry by securing the first Trust charter for digital assets and by testifying to the US Senate and House of Representatives on the merits of this technology for the global economy. He was also a founding member of CoinCenter and the Association for Digital Asset Markets. Earlier in his career, Charles was a portfolio manager at Claiborne Capital and an analyst at both Bank of America Securities and Goldman Sachs. He serves on the board of several charities and private companies including Project ALS and The Centurion Foundation.  

    Charles hold Notre Dame and is a CFA charterholder.

  • Chris Young_sq

    Chris Young

    Executive Vice President, Business Development, Strategy, & Ventures

    Microsoft

    Chris Young

    Executive Vice President, Business Development, Strategy, & Ventures

    Christopher Young is executive vice president of business development, strategy and ventures at Microsoft. He is responsible for driving growth across the company by establishing strategic partnerships, setting corporate strategy and identifying high impact investments through Microsoft’s corporate venture arm.

    Young is the former CEO of McAfee, LLC (2014-2020). In 2017 he led the initiative to spin McAfee out of Intel to become a standalone company. Under his leadership, McAfee grew to protect mission-critical systems and data for more than two-thirds of the Global 2000 and more than 500 million consumers.

    Earlier in his career, Young led cybersecurity efforts at Cisco, RSA and AOL. He also led end user computing at VMware and cofounded the company Cyveillance.

    Young currently serves on the board of directors for American Express and as a member of the Cybersecurity Advisory Committee for the U.S. Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency. He was formerly a board member of Snap Inc., cybersecurity data analytics firm Rapid7 and the Cyber Threat Alliance, and has served on the board of trustees of Princeton University.

    Young holds an A.B. degree cum laude from Princeton University, and an M.B.A. degree with distinction from the Harvard Business School. He lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with his wife and two daughters.

  • David Chaum (1)

    David Chaum

    Founder

    Digital Community

    David Chaum

    Founder

    Widely recognized as the inventor of digital cash, David is currently leading xx network, a completely private, quantum-secure decentralized messaging and payment platform. He is also known for other fundamental innovations in cryptography, including privacy technologies such as mix nets and secure voting systems. With a PhD in Computer Science from UC Berkeley, he has taught at NYU Graduate School of Business and the University of California. David is the founder of the International Association for Cryptologic Research, the Cryptography Group at the Center for Mathematics and Computer Science in Amsterdam, and DigiCash. Among his breakthrough projects are digital blind signatures, multiparty computation, and random sample voting.

    See chaum.com

  • Dr Deng Yaping

    Dr Deng Yaping

    Olympic Champion & Table Tennis Grand Slam Winner

    DYP Sports Investment Fund

    Dr Deng Yaping

    Olympic Champion & Table Tennis Grand Slam Winner

    Deng Yaping, Olympic champion, table tennis grand slam winner, who won eighteen world championships and four Olympic championships during her fourteen years illustrious career. She was the top-ranked woman in the world for eight consecutive years from 1991 (The longest time for continuously top-ranked female table tennis player, the record was kept by her). 

  • Eric Jing

    Eric Jing

    Chairman & Chief Executive Officer

    Ant Group

    Eric Jing

    Chairman & Chief Executive Officer

    Mr. Eric Jing is Chairman and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Ant Group. He joined Alibaba Group in 2007 and became President of Ant Group in June 2015. In October 2016, Eric was appointed CEO of Ant Group, and in April 2018, assumed the additional role of Chairman.Under his leadership, Ant Group's strategy is focused on inclusiveness, sustainability, and globalization, to bring small but beautiful changes to the world. Ant Group aims to support digital transformation with partners worldwide and to enable access to financial and technological services for consumers and small businesses.Mr. Jing serves as a senior advisor to the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund, is a member of the World Economic Forum's Young Global Leaders Foundation Board, and served on the UN Secretary-General's Task Force on Digital Financing of the Sustainable Development Goals.

  • Professor-Eswar-Prasad

    Professor Eswar Prasad

    Professor

    Cornell University

    Professor Eswar Prasad

    Professor

    Eswar Prasad is the Tolani Senior Professor of Trade Policy and Professor of Economics at Cornell University. He is also a Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institution, where he holds the New Century Chair in International Economics, and a Research Associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research. He was previously chief of the Financial Studies Division in the IMF’s Research Department and, before that, was the head of the IMF’s China Division.

    Prasad’s latest book is The Future of Money: How the Digital Revolution is Transforming Currencies and Finance (Harvard University Press, 2021), which was listed among the best economics books of 2021 by the Economist, the Financial Times and Foreign Affairs. He is also the author of Gaining Currency: The Rise of the Renminbi (Oxford, 2016) and The Dollar Trap: How the U.S. Dollar Tightened Its Grip on Global Finance (Princeton, 2014). Prasad has testified before the Senate Finance Committee, the House of Representatives Committee on Financial Services, and the U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission. He is the creator of the Brookings-Financial Times world economy index (TIGER: Tracking Indices for the Global Economic Recovery). His op-ed articles have appeared in the Financial Times, Foreign Policy, Harvard Business Review, New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and Washington Post.

  • Forest Lin

    Forest Lin

    Corporate Vice President, Head of Tencent Financial Technology

    Tencent

    Forest Lin

    Corporate Vice President, Head of Tencent Financial Technology

    Mr. Lin oversees Tencent’s overall fintech business, including payment, wealth management, securities and other fintech services. Previously he was the Managing Partner at Tencent Investment, where he was responsible for Tencent’s equity investment in various areas, such as e-commerce, Internet Finance, Online to Offline and digital content etc. Notable deals include JD.com, China Literature, Tencent Music, Meituan, PDD, Bilibili etc. Prior to joining Tencent, Mr. Lin held various senior positions in finance, strategy, and operating management at Microsoft and Nokia. Forest Lin holds an MBA from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and a Bachelor of Engineering from Zhejiang University.

  • François Villeroy de Galhau

    François Villeroy de Galhau

    Governor

    Banque de France

    François Villeroy de Galhau

    Governor

    1959 - Naissance à Strasbourg

    1997 - Head of Cabinet, French Ministry of Finance

    2000 - General Manager Tax Department, French Ministry of Finance

    2003 - CEO Cetelem

    2011 - Deputy General Manager BNP Paribas Group

    2015 - Governor of Banque de France

  • Geoff Allott (2)

    Geoff Allott

    Former New Zealand Cricketer

    Geoff Allott

    Former New Zealand Cricketer

    Geoff has a Bachelor of 'Commerce & Management' degree, majoring in 'Business and Marketing' from Lincoln University (NZ), and has 20 years of ‘board governance’ experience, including 8 years as a Director of New Zealand Cricket, where he sat on the 'Commercial, Finance & Risk' Committee, the 'Women & Cricket' Steering group, and was Chair of the High-Performance advisory group. He was made a ‘Life-member’ of New Zealand cricket in 2022, and he is a current member of the NZ Institute of Directors.

    With over 15 years’ experience in banking and finance, and marketing roles, Geoff is now the Executive Director (and a founding shareholder) of QualityNZ®, a business that focused on the burgeoning Indian market. As a former New Zealand cricketer, Geoff experienced first-hand the opportunities that existed for high quality products in India. He set out 11 years ago, with some key shareholders and an entrepreneurial spirit, to build a unique business model including a full supply chain solution to over 43 cities in India, an in-market processing centre that produces value-add products from imported ingredients, and a strategic marketing solution involving high profile cricketing identities (ambassadors/shareholders of QualityNZ). 

    The QualityNZ Group has interests in Food & Beverage, Nutraceuticals, Manufacturing, Education & Recruitment, and they soon plan to expand into the Travel industry to leverage their industry connections and networks within India and New Zealand.  

     
  • Jack Selby

    Jack Selby

    Managing Director

    Thiel Capital LLC

    Jack Selby

    Managing Director

    John R. Selby (Jack) is a technology, finance and independent film entrepreneur. His primary role is as Managing Director at Peter Thiel’s family office, Thiel Capital, in Los Angeles, California. He is also Founder and Managing Partner at AZ-VC, the largest venture capital firm in Arizona.

    As a “PayPal Mafia” member, Jack co-founded, along with Peter, Clarium Capital Management, a macro hedge fund after selling PayPal to eBay in October 2002. At PayPal, Jack joined as an original employee and later served as a Corporate Officer/Senior Vice President, overseeing the company’s international and corporate operations.

    As an active technology investor and advisor, Jack is involved with notable companies such as SpaceX, Palantir, Vox Media, Affirm, Myeloid Therapeutics, Kisbee Therapeutics, Resonance Medicine, Paradox, Q Bio and many more.

    As an independent producer, Jack’s film credits include Memory (Jessica Chastain), His Three Daughters (Natasha Lyonne), Windfall (Lily Collins), Silk Road (Jason Clarke), Freeheld (Julianne Moore), Bernie (Matthew McConaughey), Act of Valor (active Navy SEALs) as well documentaries Fastball (Kevin Costner) and Comic-Con Episode IV: A Fan's Hope (Morgan Spurlock)

    Jack received a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from Hamilton College and currently serves as a Charter Trustee. He is an Ambassador to the Navy SEALs Foundation, member of the Advisory Council to the Dubai Chamber of Digital Economy, member of the Board of Directors at the Arizona Sports and Tourism Authority (AZSTA), member of the Board of Directors at the Arizona Commerce Authority (ACA), member of the Board of Directors at the Grand Teton Music Festival in addition to other non-profit pursuits.

    Jack is a resident of Paradise Valley, Arizona, Teton Village, WY, and Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

  • Jaleh Daie

    Jaleh Daie

    Managing Partner

    Aurora Equity

    Jaleh Daie

    Managing Partner

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    Lorem Ipsum has been the industry's standard dummy text ever since the 1500s, when an unknown printer took a galley of type and scrambled it to make a type specimen book.

    It has survived not only five centuries, but also the leap into electronic typesetting, remaining essentially unchanged.

  • Jean-Paul Servais

    Jean-Paul Servais

    Chair IOSCO & Chairman FSMA

    IOSCO & FSMA

    Jean-Paul Servais

    Chair IOSCO & Chairman FSMA

    Since October 2022, Jean-Paul Servais is the Chairman of the board of the International Organization of Securities Commissions (IOSCO). IOSCO is the membership organization composed of the world’s financial markets regulators involved in the supervision of 95 % of the financial sector at international level. He is also the Chairman of the IOSCO European Regional Committee.

    Jean-Paul Servais is the first Belgian to be elected Chairman of IOSCO. His election was partly in recognition of his efforts and the quality of his work during the six years in which he was already vice-chairman of IOSCO. As IOSCO Chairman, he helped bring about major international breakthroughs in the regulation of crypto currencies and in introducing reporting standards on sustainability.

    Between 2017 and 2023, Mr. Servais chaired the IFRS Foundation Monitoring Board, which consists of global financial regulators and provides oversight to the IFRS Foundation. In parallel, he was the co-chair of the Monitoring Group (2021-2023), a group of international financial institutions and regulatory bodies committed to advancing the public interest in areas related to international audit standard setting and audit quality. Within IOSCO, Jean-Paul also led the SPAC network, which successfully delivered a final report in May 2023.

    Besides his international responsibilities, Mr Servais is the Chairman of the Belgian Financial Services and Markets Authority (FSMA). In this capacity, he is a board member of other international supervisory bodies for the financial sector such as the European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA), and the European Systemic Risk Board (ESRB). Besides, he sits on a number of supervisory colleges that coordinate the (cross-border) supervision of financial institutions and infrastructures.

    Through these experiences Jean-Paul has accrued a unique blend of supervisory expertise and regulatory acumen in the field of international financial services. Jean-Paul is known for his commitment towards investor protection. Beyond his thorough understanding on the functioning of traditional financial services and markets, Jean-Paul is an engaged and influential figure on sustainable finance and digital regulatory agendas.

    Also based on his experiences as a supervisor and from his passion for education, Jean-Paul Servais had become imbued with the importance of financial education. He therefore requested and obtained from the Belgian legislator the power for the FSMA to contribute to the financial education of the population. Under his impetus, the FSMA launched in 2013 the now very successful Wikifin financial education programme. And in 2020, the Wikifin Lab opened in Brussels. This unique centre for financial education has since welcomed thousands of Belgian students and has become a reference at international level.

    Jean-Paul teaches at the Université Libre de Bruxelles (ULB, University of Brussels), where he is part-time professor in International Business Law and in the specialised Master in Tax Law. He is author or co-author of more than 500 contributions, mostly engaging on European and international systems of financial supervision and regulation issues.

  • Jeff Lawson (1)

    Jeff Lawson

    Co-founder, Chairman & Chief Executive Officer

    Jeff Lawson

    Co-founder, Chairman & Chief Executive Officer

    TwilioA serial entrepreneur and a software developer, Jeff co-founded Twilio in 2008 to bring communications into the world of software. Prior to Twilio, Jeff was co-founder & CTO of NineStar, founding CTO of Stubhub.com, co-founder, CEO & CTO of Versity and one of the first product managers for Amazon Web Services. Jeff grew up in Detroit, started his first company at age 12 doing event video production, DJ’d his way through college, and graduated from the University of Michigan. He is a father of two young boys, enjoys photography, and always makes time to hack on new software and hardware projects.
  • Jennifer Holmgren

    Dr Jennifer Holmgren

    Chief Executive Officer

    LanzaTech

    Dr Jennifer Holmgren

    Chief Executive Officer

    Dr. Jennifer Holmgren is CEO of LanzaTech. Under Jennifer’s guidance, LanzaTech is developing a variety of platform chemicals and fuels, including the world’s first alternative jet fuel derived from industrial waste gases. She is also the Director and Chair of the LanzaJet Board of Directors. Prior to LanzaTech, Jennifer was VP and General Manager of the Renewable Energy and Chemicals business unit at UOP LLC, a Honeywell Company. While there, she was a key driver of their leadership in low carbon aviation biofuels.

    Jennifer has authored or co-authored 50 U.S. patents and more than 30 scientific publications and is a member of the National Academy of Engineering (NAE). She is on the Governing Council for the Bio Energy Research Institute in India. The institute has been set up by the DBT (Department of Biotechnology, Indian Government) and IOC (Indian Oil Corporation). She also sits on the Board of Directors of the U.S.-India Strategic Partnership Forum (USISPF), the Board of Directors of Nature's Fynd, the Advisory Council for the Andlinger Center for Energy and the Environment at Princeton University, the National Academies' Board on Energy and Environmental Systems (BEES), the External Advisory Committee for the Advanced Energy Technologies Directorate (AET) at Argonne National Laboratory, the Advisory Council for the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL), the Halliburton Labs Advisory Board, the Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS International Advisory Council, and the Founder Advisory for The Engine, a venture capital fund built by MIT that invests in early-stage science and engineering companies.

    Jennifer holds a B.Sc. degree from Harvey Mudd College, a Ph.D. from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and a MBA from the University of Chicago.

  • Jeremy Allaire_sq

    Jeremy Allaire

    Co-founder, Chairman & Chief Executive Officer

    Circle

    Jeremy Allaire

    Co-founder, Chairman & Chief Executive Officer

    Jeremy is responsible for strategy, vision and operating execution at Circle. He brings more than two decades of experience building and leading global internet software platforms, including founder and CEO of Brightcove, technologist and entrepreneur in residence at General Catalyst, CTO of Macromedia, and co-founder and CTO of Allaire Corporation. Jeremy has provided expert testimony on digital assets and monetary policy before the US Senate Committee on Homeland Security & Government Affairs, US Senate Banking Committee and the House Financial Services Committee. He has also been named to the International Monetary Fund (IMF) High-Level Advisory Group on FinTech.

  • John Rwangombwa

    John Rwangombwa

    Governor

    National Bank of Rwanda

    John Rwangombwa

    Governor

    Hon. John Rwangombwa was appointed Central Bank Governor on the 25th of February 2023. His career started in Rwanda Revenue Authority where he grew through ranks to the Deputy Commissioner of Customs for Operations. He then joined the Ministry of Finance and Economic Planning in 2002 as the Director of the National Treasury Department.

    Having served as the Ministry’s First Accountant General in 2005, Hon. Rwangombwa was appointed Permanent Secretary and Secretary to the Treasury in the same year and in 2009 he became the Minister of Finance and Economic Planning. At that time, he oversaw the elaboration and implementation of Rwanda’s First Economic Development and Poverty Reduction Strategy (EDPRS 1), under which Rwanda’s economy was able to achieve high growth at an average of 8% and poverty was reduced by 12% in 5 years from 2006-2011. Since his appointment as Central Bank Governor to date, Hon. Rwangombwa has been able to maintain the stability of the Rwandan Economy and its Financial Sector. He was voted Governor of the year 2015 for the Sub-Saharan Region by Emerging Markets. Hon. Rwangombwa serves as member of various advisory bodies including the Presidential Advisory Council and World Economic Forum on Global Agenda Council.

  • Julian Teicke

    Julian Teicke

    Founder & Chief Executive Officer

    wefox

    Julian Teicke

    Founder & Chief Executive Officer

    Julian Teicke is the CEO and founder of wefox, which is a full-stack digital insurance company that is making insurance 10x better.

    wefox has raised more than US$1 billion in funding since it was founded in 2015.

    Julian graduated with a BA in Business Administration in St. Gallen.

  • Kfir Godrich

    Kfir Godrich

    Chief Innovation Officer

    BlackRock

    Kfir Godrich

    Chief Innovation Officer

    Kfir L Godrich, Managing Director, is Chief Innovation Officer for BlackRock. He is responsible for driving firm's innovation agenda, the connection with the broad financial and technology ecosystems, including partnerships and ventures that accelerate growth. He is continuously exploring new and emerging technologies under an applied innovation strategy, to practically implement them at BlackRock. In addition, he is responsible for Information Security, Aladdin Data and BlacRock's AI Labs. He also serves as a member of BlackRock's Global Operating Committee.

    Mr. Godrich service with the firm dates to 2014 as Global Head of Technology for BlackRock. Prior to that, Kfir served as CTO for Hewlett Packard Co. (HP) Technology Services, where he was responsible for road-mapping technology for company's Consulting and Support business units, as well as Advisory Board for HP Labs. He international experience lays in complex systems. Over the years Kfir's worked spanned chronologically from C4ISR to Data Centers, Alternative Energy, Fintech, Cyber, Data and Analytics and ML/AI. He received National Security awards, has been recognized as AI Pioneer at the United Nations, and has a rich portfolio of technology IP. Kfir began his career in the IAF after completing Electrical and Computer Engineering studies at Ben Gurion University.

  • Dato Khairussaleh Ramli (1)

    Dato' Khairussaleh Ramli

    Group President & Chief Executive Officer

    Maybank

    Dato' Khairussaleh Ramli

    Group President & Chief Executive Officer

    Dato’ Khairussaleh Ramli was appointed as Group President and Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director of Maybank on 1 May 2022. He also serves as a board member of Maybank Singapore, and President Commissioner of PT Bank Maybank Indonesia.

    Besides Maybank, he sits on the boards of Cagamas Holdings, Payments Network Malaysia, and the Financial Industry Collective Outreach. He is also the Chairman of The Association of Banks in Malaysia, Vice Chairman of Asian Institute of Chartered Bankers, and Co-Chairman of the Emerging Markets Advisory Council of The Institute of International Finance.

    He has close to 30 years of knowledge and experience in the financial services industry. Prior to re-joining Maybank, Dato’ Khairussaleh was the Group Managing Director of RHB Banking Group, where he was responsible for charting its strategic direction to achieve its goals and value creation objectives.

    Prior to RHB, he was with Maybank between November 2008 and September 2013 as the Group Chief Financial Officer before taking up the position of President Director and Chief Executive Officer of PT Bank Maybank Indonesia.

    His other previous experiences include positions as Group Chief Strategy Officer of Telekom Malaysia, Chief Executive Officer of TM Ventures, and Chief Financial Officer of Bursa Malaysia, where he led the listing of the company on its own exchange in 2005. He also spent eight years at Public Bank in the corporate banking and stockbroking and futures broking divisions.

    He holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Washington University, and is a graduate of Harvard's Advanced Management Program, and Fellow Chartered Banker with the Asian Institute of Chartered Bankers.

  • Krishna Murthy Ella

    Dr Krishna Murthy Ella

    Executive Chairman

    Bharat Biotech International Limited

    Dr Krishna Murthy Ella

    Executive Chairman

    Dr. Krishna Ella, Executive Chairman- Bharat Biotech, is a leading scientist and entrepreneur in the field of vaccines and biotherapeutics. Founding Bharat Biotech International Ltd., in 1996 with his wife Suchitra, the company, with 433 patents filed and over 215 granted patents, espouses Dr. Ella’s vision of developing innovative remedies for developing world healthcare challenges.

    Under Dr. Ella’s leadership, the company has successfully developed 17 lifesaving vaccines while delivering over 7 billion vaccines to the poorest and most underserved populations in over 123 developing countries. Most recently, the company successfully delivered COVAXIN®- India’s 1st indigenous vaccine against COVID-19 and iNCOVACC- the world’s first intranasal vaccine for COVID-19.

    An alumnus of University of Agricultural Sciences, Bangalore and the University of Wisconsin-Madison, US, Dr. Ella is focussed on innovations in animal health and food through his other ventures- Biovet, Ella Foods, amongst others respectively.

    Dr. Ella contributes to shaping India’s policies on science, research and innovation in various capacities through over 15 Government of India committees including as Member‒ Council of Scientific & Industrial Research (CSIR) society.

    Dr Ella is a recipient of numerous national & international awards and 5 honorary degrees, including from the University of Wisconsin- Madison, USA. Dr Ella is a 2022 recipient of the Padma Bhushan, the Republic of India’s third highest civilian award, in recognition for his incomparable contributions to the society and industry.

  • Kristo Käärmann (1)

    Kristo Käärmann

    Co-founder & Chief Executive Officer

    Wise

    Kristo Käärmann

    Co-founder & Chief Executive Officer

    Kristo Käärmann is the co-founder and CEO of Wise.

    Wise is a global technology company, building the best way to move and manage the world’s money.

    With Wise Account and Wise Business, people and businesses can hold over 40 currencies, move money between countries and spend money abroad. Large companies and banks use Wise technology too; an entirely new network for the world’s money. Co-founded by Kristo Käärmann and Taavet Hinrikus, Wise launched in 2011 under its original name TransferWise. It is one of the world’s fastest growing, profitable tech companies and is listed on the London Stock Exchange under the ticker, WISE.

    Prior to starting Wise, Kristo was a management consultant with Deloitte Consulting and PricewaterhouseCoopers. He worked with European banks and insurers to modernise their processes and systems. Stunned by their inefficiency, he teamed up with Taavet Hinrikus, then Skype's director of strategy, to develop an entirely new system for moving money across borders. Kristo was selected as one of the World Economic Forum’s Technology Pioneers 2015.

  • Kunal Shah

    Kunal Shah

    Founder & Chief Executive Officer

    CRED

    Kunal Shah

    Founder & Chief Executive Officer

    Kunal Shah is a financial services entrepreneur and investor. He founded one of India’s earliest fintech firms, FreeCharge, which pioneered online payments. Kunal’s latest venture, CRED, founded in 2018, is a platform that brings the benefits of high-trust communities to creditworthy individuals, brands, and financial institutions. An advocate of India’s startup ecosystem, Kunal has over 150+ angel investments, several of which are in fintech. He has been an advisor to the board of Bennett Coleman & Co. Ltd. [India’s largest publisher], the Chairman of the Internet and Mobile Association of India, and an advisor to Sequoia Capital India. He is also on the board of Pine Labs. Kunal actively promotes and participates in financial literacy and female workforce participation initiatives.

  • Mahendra Nerurkar_sq

    Mahendra Nerurkar

    Vice President, Emerging Markets Payments

    Amazon

    Mahendra Nerurkar

    Vice President, Emerging Markets Payments

    Mahendra Nerurkar is the Vice President of Emerging Countries Payments at Amazon, leading Amazon's payments operations for APAC, MENA and LATAM. He is dedicated to making digital payments trusted, convenient and rewarding ultimately simplifying customers' lives and helping them fulfill their aspirations.

    Previously, Mahendra led product and general management roles for various global businesses at Amazon. And prior to Amazon, he worked as a strategy and technology consultant at Oliver Wyman and Computer Sciences Corporation advising clients in North America, Europe and Asia.

    Mahendra holds an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management, and a Bachelor's in Civil Engineering from the University of Mumbai.

  • Mairead McGuinness (1)

    Mairead McGuinness

    Commissioner Financial Services, Financial Stability and Capital Markets Union

    European Commission

    Mairead McGuinness

    Commissioner Financial Services, Financial Stability and Capital Markets Union

    Mairead McGuinness is the European Commissioner for financial services, financial stability and Capital Markets Union.

    The Commissioner’s vision for the portfolio is focused on ensuring the financial sector’s strength and stability, so that it can deliver for people, society and the environment.

    Before joining the Commission in October 2020, Ms McGuinness was First Vice-President of the European Parliament from 2017. She served as an MEP from Ireland for 16 years, and was a Vice-President of the Parliament since 2014.

    As Vice-President, she oversaw relations with national Parliaments, led the Parliament’s dialogue with religious and philosophical organisations, and had responsibility for the Parliament’s communication policy.

    During her time in the Parliament, Ms McGuinness sat on a range of committees, covering agriculture, environment, public health, budgets, petitions and constitutional affairs. Her legislative work included leading for the EPP Group on the European Climate Law, the revision of medical devices legislation, and CAP reform post-2013. As an Irish MEP representing the border region, she was outspoken on Brexit and the consequences for the EU and Ireland.

    In 2006-2007, Ms McGuinness chaired the Parliament’s investigation into the collapse of the Equitable Life assurance company which identified issues around weak financial regulation.

    Prior to becoming an MEP, she was an award-winning journalist, broadcaster and commentator.

  • Manu Chopra

    Manu Chopra

    Chief Executive Officer

    Karya

    Manu Chopra

    Chief Executive Officer

    Manu Chopra is working on tackling extreme poverty by providing dignified digital work to rural Indians. He is the co-founder and CEO of Karya, a transformative AI collective that is enabling dignified livelihoods by bringing supplementary income to vulnerable rural populations at scale. Karya was recently featured on the cover of the Time Magazine for its work in using AI to move communities out of poverty, and Manu was nominated among Time 100 Most Influential People In AI.

    Chopra graduated from Stanford University in 2017, where he co-founded CS+Social Good — Stanford’s first student group focused on technology and impact. He has also taught several tech for good courses in Stanford’s computer science department. 

  • Dr Margaret Mitchell

    Dr Margaret Mitchell

    Chief Ethics Scientist

    Hugging Face

    Dr Margaret Mitchell

    Chief Ethics Scientist

    Margaret Mitchell is a researcher focused on the ins and outs of machine learning and ethics-informed AI development in tech. She is one of the Time's 2023 Most Influential People!

    She has published over 50 papers on natural language generation, assistive technology, computer vision, and AI ethics, and holds multiple patents in the areas of conversation generation and sentiment classification.

    She currently works at Hugging Face as Chief Ethics Scientist, driving forward work in the ML development ecosystem, ML data governance, AI evaluation, and AI ethics. She previously worked at Google AI as a Staff Research Scientist, where she founded and co-led Google's Ethical AI group, focused on foundational AI ethics research and operationalizing AI ethics Google-internally. Before joining Google, she was a researcher at Microsoft Research, focused on computer vision-to-language generation; and was a postdoc at Johns Hopkins, focused on Bayesian modeling and information extraction.

    She holds a PhD in Computer Science from the University of Aberdeen and a Master's in computational linguistics from the University of Washington. While earning her degrees, she also worked from 2005-2012 on machine learning, neurological disorders, and assistive technology at Oregon Health and Science University.

    She has spearheaded a number of workshops and initiatives at the intersections of diversity, inclusion, computer science, and ethics. Her work has received awards from Secretary of Defense Ash Carter and the American Foundation for the Blind, and has been implemented by multiple technology companies.

  • Martha

    Martha Sazon

    President & Chief Executive Officer

    GCash

    Martha Sazon

    President & Chief Executive Officer

    Martha Sazon, President & CEO of Mynt, the holding company of GCash, the #1 Finance Super App in the Philippines. Appointed as CEO in the middle of the COVID-19 pandemic, her focus on customer-centricity has propelled GCash into a lifeline to many Filipinos. With Martha at the helm, GCash is now the Philippines' first and only “duacorn” with millions of registered users, a 3x increase of its user base vs pre-pandemic. As a result, GCash is now a household name and is being used as a verb in the country.

    Prior to GCash, Martha had 20 years of experience in various industries like food, OTC drugs, personal care, and telco. Martha spent 12 years at Globe Telecom during which she pioneered many breakthroughs and achievements for a wide array of products and headed the Broadband business.

    Martha has also worked as a Marketing Director and Category Leader for Asia at GlaxoSmithKline and as a Senior Product Manager for Del Monte. Martha has attended and finished IMD and INSEAD executive programs and has a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration and Accounting (Cum Laude), from the University of the Philippines, Diliman. 

  • Mary Ellen Iskenderian

    Mary Ellen Iskenderian

    President and Chief Executive Officer

    Women's World Banking

    Mary Ellen Iskenderian

    President and Chief Executive Officer

    Mary Ellen Iskenderian is President and CEO of Women’s World Banking, the global nonprofit devoted to giving more low-income women access to the financial tools and resources they need to achieve security and prosperity. Ms. Iskenderian has led the Women’s World Banking global team, based in New York, since 2006 and also serves on the Investment Committees of its two impact investment funds.  
      
    Previously, Ms. Iskenderian worked at the International Finance Corporation, the private sector arm of the World Bank, and the investment bank Lehman Brothers. Ms. Iskenderian is a permanent member of the Council on Foreign Relations, as well as a member of the Women’s Forum of New York and the UN’s Business and Sustainable Development Commission. She serves as a Director on the Board of the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation.
     
    Ms. Iskenderian holds an MBA from the Yale School of Management and a Bachelor of Science in International Economics from Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service. Recently, she was recognized in the Forbes 50 over 50: Investment list, which highlights female investors and financial leaders. Her first book, There’s Nothing Micro About a Billion Women: Making Finance Work for Women, was published by MIT Press in April 2022. 

  • Melissa Guzy

    Melissa Guzy

    Co-founder & Managing Partner

    Arbor Ventures

    Melissa Guzy

    Co-founder & Managing Partner

    Melissa C. Guzy is the Founder and Managing Partner of Arbor Ventures. Before founding of Arbor Ventures, Melissa was a Managing Partner and a member of the Investment Committee at VantagePoint Capital Partners, where she invested in early stage technology companies in Asia, Europe and Silicon Valley. Her current board positions include EverCompliant, Fundbox, InCountry, Tabby, Planck Re and TrueAccord. Melissa was the investor board member of Paidy which was acquired by Paypal for $2.88 billion.

    Melissa attended Wellesley College and earned a master’s degree in Finance from the University of Florida. She is the author of the paper “Venture Capital Returns and Public Market Performance.” Melissa is the Co-Chair of the Hong Kong Venture Capital Association (“HKVCA”) Venture Committee, a member of the Board of Directors of the HKVCA and the SVCA and a former member to the Hong Kong SFC on Innovation. Melissa has been recognized as a Top 100 Influencer in Fintech (NxtBnk), AlwaysOn Fintech Power Player, as well as one of the Top 13 Women in Asia of Tech Influencers.

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    Perry Warjiyo

    Governor

    Bank Indonesia

    Perry Warjiyo

    Governor

    Perry Warjiyo was born in Sukoharjo, Indonesia in 1959. He received a bachelor degree in Accounting in 1982 from Universitas Gadjah Mada, a master degree in 1989 and PhD degree in 1991 both in Monetary and International Finance from Iowa State University.

    Perry Warjiyo served as Governor of Bank Indonesia for the 2018-2023 period and reappointed as Governor of Bank Indonesia for the 2023-2028 period. Before serving as the Governor of Bank Indonesia, he was the Deputy Governor of Bank Indonesia from 2013-2018 for monetary policy,

    international policy, sharia economics and finance, and financial market deepening. Prior to this position, Perry Warjiyo served as the Assistant Governor for monetary, macroprudential, and international policy, the post he had held after the Executive Director of Economic Research and Monetary Policy Department, Bank Indonesia since 2009. Before re-joining Bank Indonesia since July 2009, he had served for two years as the Executive Director in the International Monetary Fund (IMF), representing the 13 member countries in the South-East Asia Voting Group (SEAVG). He has a long-standing career in Bank Indonesia in the areas of economic research and monetary policy, central banking studies and training, office of the Governors, monetary policy strategy and organization transformation, foreign exchange management, and international issues.

    Perry Warjiyo is also an extramural lecturer in the post-graduate studies at the University of Indonesia, a distinguished lecturer on international economics and monetary economics at Gadjah Mada University, and a visiting lecturer at a number of reputable universities in Indonesia and abroad including University of Sydney.  In addition, he has authored and published a number of books, journals, and papers on economy, monetary, and international issues. Some of his latest books are “Central Bank Policy Mix: Issues, Challenges, and Policy Responses” published by Bank Indonesia Institute in 2020, and “Central Bank Policy: Theory and Practice” published by Emerald Publishing Limited in 2019. He has also delivered numerous high-level keynote speeches that have influenced public policy around the globe.

  • Ravi Menon

    Ravi Menon

    Managing Director

    Monetary Authority of Singapore

    Ravi Menon

    Managing Director

    Mr Ravi Menon was appointed Managing Director of the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) in 2011. He was previously Permanent Secretary at the Ministry of Trade & Industry and Deputy Secretary at the Ministry of Finance.

    Mr Menon began his career at MAS in 1987. During his 16 years in MAS, he was involved in monetary policy; econometric forecasting; organisational development; banking regulation and liberalisation; and integrated supervision of complex financial institutions. Mr Menon spent a year at the Bank for International Settlements in Basel, as a member of the secretariat to the Financial Stability Forum. A recipient of the Singapore Government's Meritorious Service Medal and Public Administration (Gold) Medal, Mr Menon has served on a variety of boards in the public, private, and people sectors in Singapore. On the international front, Mr Menon chairs the Network of Central Banks and Supervisors for Greening the Financial System as well as Chair of the Glasgow Financial Alliance for Net Zero APAC Network Advisory Board. He is also a member of the Financial Stability Board (FSB) Steering Committee. Mr Menon holds a Master's in Public Administration from Harvard University and a Bachelor of Social Science (Honours) in Economics from the National University of Singapore.

  • Roman Regelman-1

    Roman Regelman

    Chief Executive Officer of Securities Services and Digital

    BNY Mellon

    Roman Regelman

    Chief Executive Officer of Securities Services and Digital

    Roman Regelman is Senior Executive Vice President and Chief Executive Officer of Securities Services and Digital. He is a member of BNY Mellon’s Executive Committee. 

    Securities Services includes Asset Servicing and Issuer Services, which comprises the Corporate Trust and Depositary Receipts businesses. As CEO of Securities Services, Roman focuses on product strategy and development to accelerate the transformation of Securities Services into a more data- and analytics-led business. He is responsible for driving end-to-end delivery of solutions to our Asset Servicing and Corporate Trust and Depositary Receipts clients.

    As Head of Digital, Roman sets the direction for the firm’s digital future and drives investments in our digital capabilities, including data management, analytics, artificial intelligence, machine learning and robotics.

    Prior to joining BNY Mellon, Roman took on senior leadership roles that spanned Chief Operating Officer, Chief Digital Officer, Head of Transformation and Head of Customer Journeys. He was a partner and managing director of Boston Consulting Group (BCG), where he co-led its Financial Institutions Digital business and led Customer Journey, North American Financial Institutions Operations and Lean Practices. At BCG, he ran numerous financial institution and service company transformations, including end-to-end customer journeys, process digitization, Agile, restructuring technology and operations. Prior to BCG, he worked at Booz and Company, Bain & Company, NerveWire/Wipro, Mitchell Madison Group, One Core, GTE/BBN and Gazeta Distribution.

  • Dr Serey Chea

    Dr Serey Chea

    Governor

    National Bank of Cambodia

    Dr Serey Chea

    Governor

    Serey Chea is the Governor of National Bank of Cambodia. She is passionate about financial inclusion and women economic empowerment. Achievements under her leadership include the establishment of Credit Bureau Cambodia in 2012 that propelled Cambodia’s Ease of Access to Finance to number 7 worldwide in 2017 by the World Bank, the introduction of Bakong, a national backbone payment system using DLT allowing interoperability amongst all financial service providers making financial services more accessible and affordable, and the introduction of financial literacy into the general education program. Serey hold a PhD in economics and is a member of the Young Global Leaders of the World Economic Forum.

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    Sheel Mohnot

    Managing Partner

    Better Tomorrow Ventures

    Sheel Mohnot

    Managing Partner

    Sheel Mohnot is Co-Founder and GP of Better Tomorrow Ventures, a seed-stage venture capital fund investing in fintech companies globally. His own startup experience includes 2 successful fintech exits — a payments company and a high-stakes auction company — and he’s GP of the 500 Fintech fund. He formerly worked as a financial services consultant at BCG and started his fintech career at the non-profit p2p lender, Kiva.

  • Shekhar Kapur-1

    Shekhar Kapur

    Film, TV, Theatre Director & Producer

    Shekhar Kapur

    Film, TV, Theatre Director & Producer

     At 24 Kapur left a career as a Chartered Accountant/Management Consultant to pursue a career in the Arts. Has created iconic award-winning films and TV shows in India , as well as in Hollywood and the UK. His films have been nominated for several Oscars. Has created major theatrical musicals in the West End, Broadway, Europe, and Dubai. Has served as International Advisory Board Member for the Singapore Media Development Authority. And served on the National Innovation Council under Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, and most recently on the Board of the Dubai Expo. Till recently was Chairman of the Indian Film and Television Institute. Has taught Film at Tisch Singapore, at Film School in Doha, and also as Hony Researcher at MIT. Is an early-stage digital start-up/founder entrepreneur in India.
  • Sigal Mandelker

    Sigal Mandelker

    Ribbit Capital

    Sigal Mandelker

    Sigal Mandelker joined Ribbit Capital in April 2020. Ribbit is an investment firm focused on financial services and technology. Prior to Ribbit, she served as Under Secretary of Treasury for Terrorism and Financial Intelligence and as Acting Deputy Secretary.  As Under Secretary, Sigal supervised four main components of Treasury (OFAC, FinCEN, the Office of Intelligence and Analysis, and the Office of Terrorist Financing and Financial Crimes).  Before serving at Treasury, Sigal was a partner at Proskauer in New York.  Sigal also previously served in a number of senior positions in the U.S. government, including as Deputy Assistant Attorney General in the Criminal Division of the Justice Department, an AUSA in the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York, Counselor to Secretary of Homeland Security Michael Chertoff, and Counsel to the Deputy Attorney General. Sigal is also an Advisor to Chainalysis, is on the Boards of the Crypto Council for Innovation and the Financial Technology Association, is Co-Chair of the Center for a New American Security’s (CNAS) task force on FinTech, Crypto, and National Security, is a Member of the US Holocaust Memorial Museum Council, and Chair of the US Holocaust Memorial Museum's Collections & Acquisitions Committee. 

  • Staci Warden

    Staci Warden

    Chief Executive Officer

    Algorand Foundation

    Staci Warden

    Chief Executive Officer

     Staci Warden is the CEO of the Algorand Foundation, the organization dedicated to enabling an inclusive, decentralized, and borderless global ecosystem based[KO1]  on the Algorand blockchain technology. She speaks, writes, and advises globally on the potential for blockchain technology to address financial inclusion and create market opportunities. Prior to her current role, Staci was on the executive management team of the Milken Institute, where she led its work on capital market development, crypto/blockchain solutions, and innovative finance. Before Milken, Staci led JPMorgan’s EMEA public sector practice, based out of London. Before JPM, she ran the Nasdaq’s two markets for microcap companies. Staci has also had senior roles at the U.S. Treasury Department, the Center for Global Development, and the Harvard Institute for International Development.
    Staci sits on the Board of the Global Blockchain Business Council and serves on the advisory committees of the United Nations Capital Development Fund (UNCDF), the European Parliament’s Science and Technology Committee (STOA), the U.S. Financial Technology Association, and Evolution Environmental Asset Management. She is a permanent member of the Council on Foreign Relations.
  • Stephen Fleming (1)

    Stephen Fleming

    Former New Zealand Cricket Captain & Head Coach

    Chennai Super Kings

    Stephen Fleming

    Former New Zealand Cricket Captain & Head Coach

    Stephen Paul Fleming ONZM is a New Zealand born cricket coach and former captain of the New Zealand national cricket team. He is considered one of the greatest batsmen and leaders for the New Zealand national cricket team and is regarded as one of the world’s current premier cricket coaches, having lead the Chennai Super Kings to a record number of titles in the highly competitive professional, Indian Premier League (IPL).

    Stephen retired from international cricket in March 2008, having played in the 2008 Indian Premier League for the Chennai Super Kings and became the team's coach from 2009. In February 2015 he was signed as coach of the Melbourne Stars of the Australian Big Bash League (a T20 cricket league). In 2018 he resumed his duties as head coach of the Chennai Super Kings, after a two-year stint coaching rising Pune Supergiants. As part of the Chennai franchise, Stephen was appointed as the head coach of Joburg Super Kings in 2022 for the SA20 league (a South African based tournament). In 2023, he was also filled the role as the coach of Texas Super Kings for the newly established Major League Cricket, a tournament based in the USA. Stephen has coached professionally in England, and he has recently spent time with the New Zealand Cricket team as part of their build up to the 2023 Cricket World Cup.

    Stephen has many business interests, including that as a director, founding shareholder, and ambassador of QualityNZ, a company focused on suppling products and services to the burgeoning Indian market and surrounding markets.

    Stephen has held numerous government agency roles, including ambassadorial roles for Education New Zealand and Tourism New Zealand, and he was asked to accompany former Prime Minister Sir John Key, on his visit to India in 2011.

  • Thomas Dohmke_sq

    Thomas Dohmke

    Chief Executive Officer

    GitHub

    Thomas Dohmke

    Chief Executive Officer

    Fascinated by software development since his childhood in Germany, Thomas Dohmke has built a career building tools developers love and accelerating innovations that are changing software development. Currently, Thomas is Chief Executive Officer of GitHub, where he has overseen the launch of the world's first at-scale AI developer tool, GitHub Copilot -- and now, GitHub Copilot X. Before his time at GitHub, Thomas previously co-founded HockeyApp and led the company as CEO through its acquisition by Microsoft in 2014, and holds a PhD in mechanical engineering from University of Glasgow, UK.

  • Timothy Adams_sq

    Timothy Adams

    President & Chief Executive Officer

    Institute of International Finance (IIF)

    Timothy Adams

    President & Chief Executive Officer

    Tim Adams currently serves as President and CEO of the Institute of International Finance (IIF) since January 2013. Prior to joining the IIF, Mr. Adams was Managing Director of The Lindsey Group, an economic advisory firm based in Washington, DC. Previously, he served as Under Secretary for International Affairs at the U.S. Department of Treasury. In 1993, Mr. Adams co-founded the G-7 Group, a Washington-based advisory firm and later headed their Washington operation as Managing Director. Mr. Adams holds a B.S. in Finance, a Masters in Public Administration, and an M.A. in International Relations from the University of Kentucky.

Session Highlights from 2022

  • The Next 10 Years: Building the Crypto Economy, Scaling Web3 Innovation, and Weathering Storms

    Brian Armstrong, Co-founder & CEO, Coinbase

    Sopnendu Mohanty, Chief FinTech Officer, Monetary Authority of Singapore

  • FinTech in its Element: Water, Metal, Fire, Wood, Earth

    Ravi Menon, Managing Director, Monetary Authority of Singapore
  • The Great Merge: Rearchitecting Ethereum with Vitalik Buterin [Presentation]

    Vitalik Buterin, Co-founder of Ethereum & Researcher at the Ethereum Foundation, Ethereum Foundation

  • The Great Merge: Rearchitecting Ethereum with Vitalik Buterin [Interview]

    Vitalik Buterin, Co-founder of Ethereum & Researcher at the Ethereum Foundation, Ethereum Foundation

    Joanna Ossinger, Senior Reporter for Crypto. Bloomberg News [Moderator]
  • Balancing Act : Seeing Through Turbulent Times and the Web3 Shift

    Piyush Gupta, CEO, DBS Bank

    Tan Sri Tony FernandesCEO, Capital A

    Vijay Shekhar Sharma, Founder & CEO, Paytm

    Tanvir Gill, Anchor, CNBC International [Moderator]


  • Stick, Twist or Fold

    Kristo Käärmann, Co-founder & CEO, Wise
    Julian Teicke, Founder & CEO, wefox
    Manisha Tank, Journalist & Broadcaster (seen on CNN, Ex-BBC) [Moderator]
  • A Hard Look at ESG Finance

    Julien Vincent, Executive Director, Market Forces
    Stuart Kirk, Financial Commentator
    Tariq Fancy, Founder & CEO, The Rumie Initiative
    Manisha Tank,
    Journalist & Broadcaster (seen on CNN, Ex-BBC) [Moderator]
     
     
  • Beyond Bitcoin: The Future of Decentralised Finance and Digital Assets

    Adrienne A. Harris, Superintendent, New York Department of Financial Services
    Rabi Sankar Tavarna, Deputy Governor, Reserve Bank of India
    Sheila Bair, Former Chair, FDIC, Senior Fellow, Center for Financial Stability & Senior Advisor and Founding Chair, Systemic Risk Council
    Dushyant “D” Shahrawat, Director, Rosenblatt Securities [Moderator]
  • The Social Compass: Purposeful and Progressive Entrepreneurship

    Anthony Tan, Co-founder & Group CEO, Grab
    Sonam Wangchuk, Founder, Himalayan Institute of Alternatives
    Manisha Tank, Journalist & Broadcaster (seen on CNN, Ex-BBC) [Moderator]
  • Stablecoins: The Future That is Your Money

    Changpeng Zhao, Founder & CEO, Binance
    Richmond Teo, Co-founder, Paxos/BUSD
    Jo Yeo, Head, Payments Development & Data Connectivity, Monetary Authority of Singapore [Moderator]
     
     
     
     
  • Deconstructing the Essence of a Resilient Business Model: The Investor Perspective

    Shailendra Singh,
    Managing Director, Sequoia Capital India & Southeast Asia
    Joji Thomas Philip, Founder & CEO, DealStreetAsia (Nikkei Group)[Moderator]
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"This is the Woodstock moment of FinTech."

Late Anshu Jain, 
Former Deutsche Bank Co-Chief Executive Officer 

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"The true spirit of the FinTech Festival - opening doors to new digital futures; hoisting sails to the winds of change."

Christine Lagarde, Former IMF Managing Director and Currently President of the European Central Bank 

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"Like the festival of light that calls us to spread light over darkness, hope and happiness over despair, this festival calls us to come together in pursuit of a better future for Humanity."

Shri Narendra Modi, Prime Minister of India 

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"As the Singapore FinTech Festival demonstrates year after year, innovation in money and payments is moving at a rapid pace. And often with the goal to rethink how we use money..." 

Agustín Carstens, General Manager, Bank for International Settlements

Thank You to Our 2023 Sponsors

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Bronze

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Friends of FinTech

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