ASIA CEO gears up for the Ultimate FinTech Summit 2021

There is no denying that the necessity of digital financial inclusion was realized during the start of the coronavirus pandemic, as others have serious concerns about health and safety, which created a demand for contactless transactions, online payment, and more.

The sudden surge of online businesses in the country has also led to phenomenal growth in the eCommerce industry given the fact that many brick and mortar operations declined dramatically due to locldown and stringest community quarantine.

The Ultimate FinTech Forum 2021 which is scheduled on February 25, Thursday will discuss how small businesses and large enterprises can take advantage of expanding their business, increase their profits and turned them into your ambassadors.

Asia CEO lined up the illustrious speakers who will provide not just insights but also actual experience of their success stories as they embarked on the digital financial inclusion even before the pandemic.

Martha Sazon, President and CEO of oversees the #1 financial app in the nation, GCash, with more than 33 million users and 1 trillion in gross transaction value. Martha has many years of senior experience with premier companies like Globe Telecom, GlaxoSmithKline and Del Monte.

Then President and CEO UBX, John JanuszczakJohn Januszczak oversees the fintech venture studio and fund created by Unionbank of the Philippines. He previously had a successful career with Manulife as Head of Global Business Process Management and COO of the company’s substantial operations in the Philippines.

Meanwhile Billy ValtosBilly Valtos, the former Managing Director of ICCP Venture Partners will share how he has been successfully building and advising companies for 30 years as an investor, adviser and leader. Dubbed one of the region’s most connected venture capitalists, Billy is currently focused on digital transformation and emerging technologies. He has deep relationships across the ASEAN region, Japan and Silicon Valley.

Mark Alegre, Multisys Technologies Head of E-Commerce k oversees e-commerce activities for Multisys Technologies. Considered one of the most important technology companies in the nation’s, Mulitsys is making an impact in most industries of the private and public sectors.

JustPayto Managing Director PJ Castro manages a digital payments and money transfers company for individuals and businesses. JustPayto offers convenient inter-bank, inter-institution, inter-platform, inter-currency money transfers. The company creates a frictionless ecosystem with any bank, any financial institution, and any e-wallet. The company makes traditional cash-based and digital cash-less payment methods work together – credit/debit cards, bank fund transfer, online banking, over-the-counter, e-wallet, and cryptocurrency.

For OmniPay President and CEO Simoun UngSimoun Ung, who has an extensive background in international business in the Asia Pacific, both as a professional in the financial industry, as well as being a successful entrepreneur. OmniPay is considered the nation’s leading issuer of prepaid payment cards and innovator for financial inclusion. Simoun is also Vice Chairman of Bastion Payment Systems Corporation, which developed and launched the first proprietary payment gateway in the Philippines certified to Payment Card Industry standards. He is an Independent Director of Maybank Philippines and Transpacific Broadband Group International, Inc. [PSE: TBGI].

Paolo AzzolaPaolo Azzola, the Chief Operating Officer and Managing Director is the founder of Paymaya (FinTech division of PLDT Group). He was previously Managing Director for FinTech at Rocket Internet and played a key role in alternative lending and mobile payments verticals. He was also active in London’s fintech sector, first at a leading peer-to-peer lender MarketInvoice, and then as director of a financial software engineering startup. Paolo also spent 7 years at JPMorgan Chase between London and New York.

Christo Georgiev, Country Manager & Chief Strategy Officer of Finscore the pioneering telecom credit scoring provider in the Philippines. Finscore has enabled financial inclusion by delivering 3 million scores representing roughly $500 million in disbursed loans. The company works with financial institutions across all segments – consumer lending, commercial banks, digital lending, digital banks, rural & thrift banks, credit unions.

Lim Kok Chuan (KC) the CEO and Co-Founder Investree has brought with him 20+ years of banking experience at Goldman Sachs, Deutsche Bank, BNP Paribas, and DBS Bank. A visionary who believes in the power of SMEs, KC co-founded Investree to promote inclusive growth for everyone, everywhere.

The exciting and educating FinTech Summit will be moderated by Mitzi Borromeo. Mitzi is a multi-awarded TV broadcast journalist formerly with CNN Philippines. She has over two decades of media and communications experience with media networks, non-government organizations, and corporations focused on conservation and sustainable development.

The Asia CEO’s Ultimate FinTech Forum 2021is made possible by Multisys Technologies, PLDT Enterprise and Regus | Spaces. 

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