The FinTech Affiliation of Hong Kong has appointed Benjamin Quinlan to be its new Chairman, main it within the subsequent stage of its mission to assist the expansion of Hong Kong’s FinTech trade.
Benjamin succeeds Henri Arslanian, who has stepped down having accomplished the utmost two-year time period as Chairman however stays on the board.
Benjamin Quinlan, newly appointed Chairman of the FinTech Affiliation of Hong Kong, mentioned, “I’m extremely proud and excited to take on this role. Under Henri’s leadership, the Association has become one of the most active FinTech organisations in the world, and I thank him on behalf of the board for all his work.”
The brand new Board, led by Benjamin, will proceed this work and in addition form the Affiliation to handle the challenges and alternatives introduced by the fast-evolving setting wherein the sector operates. FinTech is rising as an important pillar of the regional economic system, and Hong Kong – with its distinctive hyperlinks to Asia and the remainder of the world, in addition to its location throughout the Better Bay Space – has a outstanding half to play in its growth.
“I will be working closely with our Board and General Manager in coming months to look in detail at our overall strategy, with a view to taking the Association to the next level: a vision we are calling FTAHK 2.0. In the current economic climate, with so much uncertainty ahead, there has never been greater need for an association to act as a cohesive voice representing the interests of the local FinTech community. As an organisation set up by the community for the community, we are committed to building on our previous success to further support, connect, and propel Hong Kong’s FinTech ecosystem to new heights,” mentioned Benjamin.
Since its launch in 2017, the Affiliation has grown to turn out to be one of the crucial lively consultant our bodies in FinTech globally, with over 1,700 members and the biggest on-line following of any FinTech organisation. Over the previous few years, it has efficiently related and strengthened the native ecosystem, offering a focus for FinTech in Hong Kong and a hyperlink to communities world wide. It has additionally advocated on behalf of its members on a number of matters together with, most not too long ago, round funding for start-ups caught within the disruption brought on by the worldwide COVID-19 pandemic.
The board members of the FinTech Affiliation of Hong Kong are:
• Benjamin Quinlan (Chairman) – Quinlan & Associates
• Syed Musheer Ahmed – FinStep Asia
• Henri Arslanian – PwC
• Matt Dooley – Linked Pondering
• Marc Entwistle – EY
• Karen C. Farzam – WHub
• Veronica Fung – Societe Generale
• Jessica Lam – WeLab
• Timothy Leung – Tencent
• Lawrence Li – Livi Bank
• Ken Lo – Zhong An Worldwide
• Medhy Souidi – DBS Hong Kong
• Maaike Steinebach – Commonwealth Bank of Australia
• Amanda Tung – ZhongAn Worldwide
• Antony Morris – Industrie & Co Asia