LATTICE80 – Top 100 Fintech Southeast Asia Influencers 2019

Following up on our first edition published last year, LATTICE80 presents the complete list of Top 100 Fintech Southeast Asia Influencers who are charting the path for Fintech in the region for 2019.

Southeast Asia is a region that presents booming potential for Fintech right now. After all, the region has a population of more than 640 million people with around 50% of its population under 30 years old. Along with the robust macroeconomic growth the countries are experiencing, the young, digitally-savvy population will help to stimulate middle-class spending, in turn driving demand for financial services.

Due to the nature of the largely underbanked population, the development of this regional ecosystem can be observed in waves – firstly from a rise of payment services, to e-wallets, followed by lending, regtech, and insurtech.

While Singapore leads the way as a Fintech hub, other countries are also making much progress through regional collaborations.

The ASEAN Financial Innovation Network (AFIN), for instance, was launched by the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) in 2018 and aims to support financial services innovation and inclusion in less developed markets within the ASEAN region and to provide a platform for collaboration and innovation for financial institutions and Fintech startups. Also, the governments of Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand and Vietnam have committed to work together on a cross-border fund transfer scheme, which is due to be rolled out this year.

We can also increasingly see a mix of Fintechs and corporates who are influencing changes in the ecosystem and acting as an enabler.  Another interesting development is also the rise of other digital and e-commerce platforms like Tokopedia, Grab and Go-Jek that are offering related financial services such as payments, loans and insurance both directly, and in partnership with other Fintech players.

Looking ahead, education will need to continue playing a big part in advancing the development of the Fintech ecosystem so as to encourage greater mass adoption of Fintech applications and solutions. On a structural front, more efforts would also need to go into training a labour force with the relevant skills and expertise to build and improve the  user experience of these new fintech solutions for both consumers and businesses. The Southeast Asian Fintech space is still young, and so going forward, we can expect to see lots of new developments, experimentation, trials and failures, and success stories emerging from this region.

In this list, we highlight 100 Fintech leaders in Southeast Asia who are actively involved in growing and developing the ecosystem here. This list of influencers was picked from in-house research and include startup founders, government and regulatory leaders, members of financial institutions, advocacy groups and investors.

Key Highlights from the list

  • Of the 100 influencers, 42 are based in Singapore12 in Malaysia, 11 in Indonesia11 in Thailand, 10 in the Philippines6 in Myanmar6 in Vietnam, and 2 in Cambodia.
  • Also, 62 hold key positions in fintech startups25 facilitate innovation partnerships and transformations in corporates such as banks and insurance companies; 9 are enablersleading national fintech associations or accelerator programmes; and 4 are investorswho focus their investments into fintech startups and projects.

Congratulations to all these regional fintech leaders charting new territories for Fintech in SEA on this list!

Disclaimer: The list has been arranged in alphabetical and not in rank. Also, in case you think we have missed someone or wish to suggest a correction, please drop us a line on info@lattice80.com.

  Name Position
Company, Country
LinkedIn Twitter
Abdullah Hidayat Mohamad Co-Founder, MD

Fintech Lab, Malaysia

 
Abishek Chatterjee CEO

Tookitaki, Singapore

 
Aditya Gupta Senior Vice President, Head of Digital

OCBC, Singapore

 
Aki Ranin Co-Founder, COO

Bambu, Singapore

Akshay Garg Co-Founder, CEO

FinAccel, Singapore

Aldi Haryopratomo CEO

Go-Pay, Indonesia

 
Amran Hassan Head of Innovation in Maybank

Maybank, Malaysia

 
Anon Aunsinmun Executive Director

Thai Fintech Association, Thailand

 
Anson Zeall Chairman

ACCESS, Singapore

Anthony Thomas CEO

Mynt, Philippines

 
Antony Lewis Director

R3, Singapore

Archari Suppiroj Director, FinTech Department

Thailand’s Securities and Exchange Commission, Thailand

 
Arvie de Vera SVP & Head – Fintech Business Group

Union Bank Philippines, Philippines

Arvin Singh Founder

Hoolah, Singapore

Arvind Mathur Chief Information & Digital Officer

Prudential, Singapore

 
Aung Kyaw Moe Founder, CEO

2C2P, Thailand

Brad Jones CEO

Wave Money, Myanmar

Chang Chew Soon Co-founder

DAX Ventures, Malaysia

Charis Liau Co-Founder, CEO

Minterest, Singapore

Cheryl Chong Director – Business Development

Fundedhere, Singapore

 
Chia Hock Lai President

Singapore Fintech Association, Singapore

 
Ching Wei Lee CEO, Co-Founder

iMoney, Malaysia

 
Christopher Muffat CEO, Founder

Dathena Science, Singapore

 
Chye Kit Chionh Co-Founder, Managing Director

Cynopsis Solutions, Singapore

 
David Lee Co-Founder

Block Asset, Singapore

Devabalan Theyventheran Senior MD – Innovation Lab Fintech

CIMB, Malaysia

 
Diego Ramos Founding Director

The Philippine Association for Digital Commerce and Decentralized Industries, Philippines

Dondi Hananto Partner

Patamar Capital, Indonesia

Dr Dennis Khoo MD & Regional Head of Group Retail Digital & Strategic Transformation Office

UOB, Singapore

 
Duc Tran CEO

VIISA, Vietnam

 
Dzung Dang CEO

ZaloPay, Vietnam

 
Edison Tsai Partner, Executive Director

Seedin Technology, Philippines

 
Haryanto Tanjo Co-Founder, CEO

Moka, Indonesia

 
Indrasto Budisantoso Founder, CEO

Jojonomic, Indonesia

 
J.P. Ellis Co-Founder, CEO

C88 Financial Technologies, Indonesia

Jakub Zakrzewski Head of Asia

Revolut, Singapore

 
Johannes von Rohr Founder and Director of Corporate Development

Rabbit Finance, Thailand

 
John Januszczak President, CEO

UBX, Philippines

Jojo Malolos CEO

Wing, Cambodia

Joo Seng Wong Co-Founder, CEO

Spark Systems, Singapore

 
Jun Hasegawa CEO

Omise, Thailand

Kalidas Ghose CEO and Vice Chairman

FE Credit, Vietnam

 
Krating Poonpol Chairman

Kasikorn Business Technology Group, Thailand

 
Lito Villanueva Chairman

FinTechAlliance.ph, Philippines

 
Loi Luu Co-Founder and CEO

Kyber Network, Singapore

Louis Liu CEO

Fomo Pay, Singapore

 
Manoje Prutthisathaporn Strategy & Partnership

Siam Commercial Bank, Thailand

 
Marcus Swanepoel CEO

Luno, Singapore

 
Mark Flaming Chief Digital Officer

Yoma Bank, Myanmar

 
Markus Gnirck Partner and Co-Founder

tryb, Singapore

Martin Khu Founder, CEO

NeoBanca, Malaysia

 
Michele Ferrario Co-Founder, CEO

StashAway, Singapopre

 
Mike DeNoma CEO

KBZ Bank, Myanmar

 
Mikko Perez Founder, CEO

Ayannah, Philippines

 
Mohammad Ridzuan Abdul Aziz President

Fintech Association of Malaysia, Malaysia

 
Nahathai (Keaw) Poopichapong Head of International Strategy & Business Development, Ascend Money

TrueMoney, Thailand

 
Nam Tran CEO, Co-Founder

Moca, Vietnam

 
Nguyen Ba Diep Executive Vice Chairman

MoMo, Vietnam

 
Niki Luhur Chairman

Indonesia Fintech Association, Indonesia

Nyi Nyein Aye Co-Founder, CEO

ThitsaWorks, Myanmar

Paul Ark Managing Director, Corporate Venture Capital

Digital Ventures, Thailand

Paul Cobban Chief Data & Transformation Office

DBS, Singapore

 
Pavel Bains CEO

Bluzelle, Singapore

Pawel Kuznicki Co-Founder, CEO

Capital Match, Singapore

 
Prajit Nanu Founder, CEO

InstaReM, Singapore

Reuben Lai Senior MD

Grab Financial, Singapore

 
Reynold Wijaya Founder, CEO

Modalku, Indonesia

 
Richard Eldridge CEO

Lenddo, Philippines

 
Ron Hose CEO

coins.ph, Philippines

 
Rune Evensen Founder

coss.io, Singapore

 
Sanjna Parasrampuria Head – Applied Innovation, Asia

Refinitiv Labs, Singapore

Sebastian Togelang Founding Partner

Kejora, Indonesia

Shailesh Naik CEO

Matchmove, Singapore

Shankar Narayanan Srinivasan Founder

Active Intelligence, Singapore

 
Sopnendu Mohanty Chief FinTech Officer

MAS, Singapore

Sng Khailin Co-Founder, CFO

Fundnel, Singapore

Stephen Breen Director, Innovation & Emerging Products

Visa, Singapore

 
Suramya Gupta Fund Manager

SBI Holdings, Singapore

 
Sy Phong Bui Founder, CEO

OnOnPay

 
Syakir Hashim Executive Director

Wahed Invest, Malaysia

Tan Bin Ru CEO

One Connect, Singapore

 
Tan Geok Leng CEO

AIDA Technologies, Singapore

 
Thakorn Piyapan Head of Krungsri Consumer and Head of Digital Banking and Innovation

Krungsri Bank, Thailand

 
Tianwei Liu CEO and Co-Founder

Xfers, Singapore

 
Tim Scheffmann Project Director

Shwe Urban and Rural Development Bank, Myanmar

Tobias Puehse VP, Innovation Lead APAC

Mastercard, Singapore

Tomas Pokorny Co-Founder, CEO

Pi-Pay, Cambodia

 
Tomasz Borowski CEO and Co-Founder

AsiaCollect, Singapore

 
Varun Mittal Associate Partner – Global Emerging Markets FinTech Leader

EY, Singapore

Veerapat Rungsithum Innovation Lead

Bangkok Bank, Thailand

 
Wai Hong Fong Co-Founder

StoreHub, Malyasia

Wanyi Wong Fintech Partner

PwC, Singapore

 
William Li CEO

Akulaku, Indonesia

 
William Min Assistant General Manager – Digital Banking

AYA Bank, Myanmar

 
William Tanuwijaya Founder, CEO

Tokopedia, Indonesia

 
Willson Cuaca Co-Founder

East Ventures, Indonesia

Wilson Beh Co-Founder

Policy Street, Malaysia

 
Xavier Marzan Founder and President

TrueMoney, Philippines

 
Yuen Tuck Siew CEO

Jirnexu, Malaysia

 

Source: lattice80.com

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