Pay it forward

Pay it Forward is a platform for masters of resilience to offer wisdom and guidance to younger industry padawans. In these extraordinary times when the industry is looking for guidance to navigate volatility and change, we want to provide a safe space for mentorship from industry experts in order to help FinTech companies stay resilient and viable.

1:1 Mentorship

There is a wealth of tacit knowledge that resides in industry veterans and leaders that cannot be found in management handbooks, or learnt in MBA classes. At SFF 2022 participants had a chance to seek guidance from our mentors in a 1:1, face-to-face mentorship session at the Pay it Forward lounge. 

A big thank you to our SFF 2022 mentors:

  • Johnny Wijaya, Head of APAC Innovation Center, BNY Mellon
  • Vincent Teo, VP, Strategic Planning Office, OCBC
  • Bryan Lee, Chief Architect, Bank of Singapore
  • Jonathan Chan, Head of Launchpad, Julius Baer
  • Krishna Nagashwaran, Director, Insurance Australia Group (IAG), Firemark Labs
  • Hamish Macalister, CEO, Transparently.AI
  • Victor Alexiev, Head of incubation and venture building, Citi
  • Peter Shen, Head of Innovation and Market Data, Eastspring Investments
  • Arvid Swartsenburg, Head Digital Strategy & Transformation UOB
  • Aditya Kumar Sinha, Head – Fintech and Digital Innovation, Qatar Financial Centre Authority
  • Joshua Lee, Senior Director, CME Group
  • Darian McBain, Advisor, Monetary Authority of Singapore
  • Sandeep Aneja, Founder and Managing Partner, Kaizen Capital Management Pte Ltd
  • Oliver Cheung, Head of Data Science and Engineering SG Insurance Australia Group – Firemark Collective
  • Joshua Kroeker, Chief Product Officer, Contour
  • Chwee Chua, Global Head Operations Innovation, Schroders
  • Matthew Gamser, CEO, SME Finance Forum, International Finance Corporation
  • Melita Teo, Chief Customer + Digital Officer, AIA Singapore
  • Yee Lee, VP Growth & Capital Markets, Terraformation
  • Rachel Teo, Head, Total Portfolio Sustainable Investing, GIC
  • Keira Kwek, Global Compliance Lead, Coda Payments
  • Elaine Ng, Founder and CEO, AI Shophouse
  • Nynke Postma, Chief Executive Officer / Founder, Blacksmith KYC, ING Innovation Labs
  • Boon-Hiong Chan, Head of Fund Services Product Management, Head of Securities and Technology Advocacy APAC, Deutsche Bank
  • Sandeep Sharma, Head of Audit, HSBC
  • Luca Zorzino, Investment Director, Head of Asia, Illuminate Financial
  • Bidyut Dumra, Group Head of Innovation / Chief Innovation Officer, DBS Bank
  • Amit Gupta, Founder , Kampd
  • Herston Powers, Managing Partner, 1982 Ventures
  • Amit Ranjan, Principal, Microsoft
  • George Kesselman, President, Insurtech Asia Association
  • Scott Krivokopich, Managing Partner, 1982 Ventures
  • Matthias Kroener, CFO, Tradelite Solutions
  • Jakub Zakrzewski, General Manager, Kraken Digital Asset Exchange
  • Arvin Singh, CEO, hoolah
  • Huy Nguyen Trieu, Co-Founder, CFTE – Centre for Finance, Technology and Entrepreneurship
  • Rachel Freeman, Chief Growth Officer, Tyme
  • Chuan Ji Lim, APAC Principal Investments and Strategic Ventures, UBS
  • Rajeev Tummala, Head of Securities Services ASEAN ( Interim) ; Director Digital & Data, HSBC Securities Services
  • Brian Lim, Managing Director and GM, Primer Technologies Asia
  • Wei Leong Koh Regional Head of Technology Eastspring Investments (Singapore)
  • Paul Lim, Managing Director, Standard Chartered Bank
  • Celine Le Cotonnec, Chief Data Innovation Officer, Bank of Singapore
  • Karen Puah, Board Advisor, Fintech Association of Malaysia
  • Namita Bhide, Managing Director, Denim Consulting
  • Chye Kit Chionh, CEO & Co-Founder, Cynopsis Solutions Pte. Ltd.
  • Shi Mei Chin, CFO, Spark Systems Pte Ltd
  • Shivani Mukherjee, Strategic Partnerships Leader APAC, Thought Machine
  • Magdalene Loh, Head of Innovation, Prudential Assurance Company Singapore
  • Betty Sun-Lucas, Specialist Fintech Director, Australian Trade and Investment Commission
  • Anand Agarwal, Director, UBS AG
  • Tim Zhang, Digital Champion, GIC
  • Pradyumna Agrawal, Managing Director, Investment (Blockchain), Temasek International Pte Ltd
  • Tze Tze Lee, Head of Product & Propositions, Global Trade & Receivables Finance, HSBC Singapore
  • Veronika Kuznetsova, Head of UBS Next APAC, UBS
  • Eddie Wooi, Regional Business Management, DBS Bank
  • Kelvin Tan, Head of Innovation for Treasury & Markets, DBS
  • Alex Ng, Head of Platform Innovation, Technology Services, DBS
  • Aneesha Reihana, Founder & CEO, (Eyklah Holdings Pte Ltd)
  • Chin Tah Ang, General Manager,
  • Kevin Boezennec, Innovation Director, Bank of Singapore
  • Shaun Heng, Head of Spartan Labs, The Spartan Group
  • Samar Sen Head of APAC, Talos
  • Maria Perdomo, Regional Coordinator for UNCDF in Asia, United Nations Capital Development Fund
  • Giao Pik Ho, Managing Director, Head Strategic Alliances & Fintech, UOB Group
  • Murtaza Kanchwala, Group Head of Innovation, FWD Insurance
  • Patrick Comboeuf, Director of Studies – Post Graduate Master Programs, HEZ University of Applied Sciences Zurich
  • Bora Erbil, Partner, A&O KRESTON AG
  • Amanda Wick, Founder, Association for Women In Cryptocurrency
  • Suramya Gupta, Managing Partner, CapitalSG
  • Benjamin Peter, Head of Data & Business Solutions / CTO, Bank Avera Genossenschaft
  • Chris Sharp, Chief Technology Officer, Blockdaemon
  • Christian Pandiani, Data Scientist, Elips Life AG
  • Flavia Schmidlin-Buser, Head of Market & Commercial Management Billing Solutions, PostFinance AG
  • Carney Mak, Head of Investment – Fintech, FXHB Asset Management Pte Ltd
  • Rohit Bhageria, Founding Member, Volopay.Co Pte Ltd
  • Marc Fong, Senior Manager, Innovation, FWD Group
  • Jaz Chua, [email protected], Paypal
  • Thomas Kapeller, Group Head Insurance & InsurTech, Hyphen Group
  • Edwin Lee, Commercial Director, Transwap
  • Rena Chai, Senior Director, Microsoft
  • Basile Voisin, Regional CEO Office, Swiss Re
  • Todd Schweitzer, CEO, Brankas
  • Asif Saleem, Senior Director, Industry Strategy and Architecture, Financial Services, Oracle
  • Pauline Wray, Head of New Ventures, Stealth Start-Up
  • James Liu Director, Financial Services, Google
  • Jon Scheele, Founder & CEO, Blue Connector

Lunch and Learn

The Lunch and Learn programme was launched at SFF 2022, offering a chance to get a fresh take on the industry. Lunch and Learns provided a unique opportunity to learn from the industry’s top minds. Daily sessions took place, participants could join intimate and open conversations over lunch, where three mentors led discussions and drove conversations around the topic of the day. 

Balancing Business Goals with the SDGs

2 Nov | 12:00pm-1:00pm

Join us for lunch and hear how the leaders of inclusion and sustainability are working on the front lines to create a more inclusive and sustainable world, while discussing how business goals can be better aligned to help them achieve the SDGs.

Maria Perdomo, Regional Coordinator for UNCDF in Asia, United Nations Capital Development Fund
John Leung, Director, Southeast Asia and Oceania, CDP

Coders' Lunch

3 Nov | 1:00pm-2:00pm
Dine with FinTech executives to learn more about their own journeys in FinTech, how you can find fulfilling roles in finance and the types of projects you could be a part of.

Samar Sen, Head of APAC, Talos
Chris Sharp, Chief Technology Officer, Blockdaemon
David Ko, Senior Director of Engineering, Coinbase Singapore

Women In Leadership

4 Nov | 12:00pm-1:00pm
Women are powerful agents of change. Want to know how women can make a difference in the workplace and why it matters? Join us for a conversation over lunch with accomplished female leaders who will share their perspectives on building careers and making an impact.

Darian McBain, Advisor, Monetary Authority of Singapore.
Darian McBain, Advisor, Monetary Authority of Singapore Ho Giao Pik, Managing Director, Head Strategic Alliances & Fintech, United Overseas Bank.
Amanda Wick, Founder, Association for Women In Cryptocurrency.
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