The Malaysian Association of Money Services Business (MAMSB) is pleased to invite you to the

 Money Services Business Asia Pacific Conference 2017 (MAPC 2017) 

Harnessing Innovation For The Sustainability Of The Money Services Business Industry

Date   : 5 & 6 September 2017 

Time  : 9:00AM – 5.00PM 

Venue: Sasana Kijang, Jalan Dato Onn, 50480,Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

 

 

About The Malaysian Association of Money Services Business (MAMSB)
The Malaysian Association of Money Services Business or MAMSB was formed on 22 August 2013 and officially launched on 9 January 2014. It is the national association for Money Service Business (MSB) companies in Malaysia which have been granted licences under the Money Services Business Act 2011 (MSBA) as well as those enterprises that have been approved as MSB agents to principal licensees under the MSBA. 
MAMSB has over 500 members that engage in three main types of money services businesses that are governed under the MSBA:
  • money-changing business
  • remittance business
  • wholesale currency business which supports the retail money-changing business.
MAMSB’s vision is to be a respectable driving force to modernise and enhance the professionalism of the MSB industry while championing the interest of its members.

 

Photos From Our Previous Event

The Malaysian Association of Money Services Business supported by the Malaysian Digital Economy Corporation (MDEC) will be organizing the Money Services Business Asia Pacific Conference 2017 with the theme of Harnessing Innovation For The Sustainability Of The Money Services Business Industry.  This conference will see currency exchange and remittance industry players, regulators, technology companies, banks, inter-governmental agencies, merchant service providers, telecommunication companies, mobile money service providers, as well as complementary services providers to the MSB industry such as legal, compliance, audit and   security from the Asia Pacific region come together to discuss the future of the industry. 

 

This conference aims to discuss the various innovative solutions and technological advancements in the money services business industry that have and will enhance customer experience, products and services as well as accessibility via more cost-effective means.  This event will explore the global currency exchange and remittance markets and the development impact of this industry in the Asia Pacific Region. We will look at how the industry is evolving to meet the needs of the customer while leveraging on latest advancements.  We will look at the opportunities and threats to continued industry growth and development. This event will showcase the dynamism and innovation of the currency exchange and remittance marketplace and serve as a platform where views can be exchanged on how to address obstacles and challenges.

 

We will have sessions to discuss amongst others the new remittance and currency exchange business models, product innovation, FinTech, RegulatoryTech, financial inclusion, wallet, e-payment, cryptocurrency, bitcoin and blockchain.

 

In the Money Transfer Asia Pacific Conference 2015 that we organized with the International Association of Money Transfer Networks (IAMTN) in November 2015 at Kuala Lumpur, we saw over 400 delegates from 32 countries congregate here to be part of the discussion on the vibrant and ever changing money services business landscape.   This year we hope to build on the success of the 2015 conference and break new ground in looking at innovation and new entrants in the MSB industry in the region that are powering the bright future of the industry.  

About The Malaysian Association of Money Services Business (MAMSB)
The Malaysian Association of Money Services Business or MAMSB was formed on 22 August 2013 and officially launched on 9 January 2014. It is the national association for Money Service Business (MSB) companies in Malaysia which have been granted licences under the Money Services Business Act 2011 (MSBA) as well as those enterprises that have been approved as MSB agents to principal licensees under the MSBA. 
MAMSB has over 500 members that engage in three main types of money services businesses that are governed under the MSBA:
  • money-changing business
  • remittance business
  • wholesale currency business which supports the retail money-changing business.
MAMSB’s vision is to be a respectable driving force to modernise and enhance the professionalism of the MSB industry while championing the interest of its members.

Conference at-a-glance

 Day One – 5 September 2017

  • Welcoming Remarks
  • Keynote Address
  • Setting The Stage: New Age For MSB – 2017 And Beyond
  • Alternative View: The Disruptors’ View Of The Future
  • Technology: Opening Doors For Financial Inclusion
  • Fintech Regulatory Outlook: Regulating Disruption
  • The Evolution Of Compliance And Rise Of Regtech
  • Networking Dinner

In Day One, we will be delving into what is driving the significant changes the currency exchange and remittance industry is undergoing, challenges and future prospects in the marketplace from a diverse range of industry leaders, leading authority and game changers.  We will also delve into how technology is testing the boundaries and shaping regulations. We will hear how the challenges around anti-money laundering and counter terrorism financing are becoming more sophisticated which is forcing players to innovate and turn to RegTech and technology for answers.  Financial inclusion is seen as key to reducing poverty and driving growth in this region and we will be exploring how innovative collaborations and technology are energizing efforts towards greater financial inclusion.

 

Day Two – 6 September 2017

  • Opening Address
  • Man vs Machine: What Is The Formula To Shaping The Future MSB Business Model?
  • Currency Exchange: What Does The Future Hold For The Industry?
  • Innovative Products That Are Making Waves
  • Is The Future Cashless?
  • Remittance Disruptors That Are Breaking Barriers And Building Bridges
  • Disrupting From Within
  • Key Takeaway & Wrap Up

In Day Two, we uncover how currency exchange and remittance industry leaders and trendsetters are responding to changes taking place locally and globally and how they are exploiting new technology to stay competitive. We hope to inspire a call to action in your own journey to build a sustainable business as we explore how leading companies are transforming the local and regional marketplace as well as hear success stories of internally driven transformation of traditional businesses in their fight to remain relevant. 

Mr. Adrian Yap, Co-Founder of MoneyMatch

Adrian Yap is one of the Co-Founders of MoneyMatch which is a comprehensive digital currency exchange platform which employs innovative mobile technology to bridge the gap and connect individuals with a need to exchange foreign currencies. MoneyMatch Transfer enables users to conduct cross border remittances fully online with the cheapest rates and fees whilst MoneyMatch Exchange is an online platform that allows individuals to buy or sell currencies between themselves therefore disrupting the traditional money changer industry and eliminate the middle man. Our vision is to exploit inefficiencies within the current financial system, disrupt the conventional industry and liberate the consumer.

Adrian Yap has extensive experience in the financial sector with a concentration in the field of financial derivatives and foreign exchange. Adrian spent a good half of his banking career with Hong Leong Bank in Malaysia after starting out with Bank of America in New York.

Mr. Alex Tan, Chief Innovation Officer at M1 

Alex Tan joined M1 Limited in 2016 and is currently the Chief Innovation Officer.  He helms the product development, ICT and Digital Solutions team which is primarily involved with the development of new and innovative products and services.  In his role, he is responsible for the transformation and growth of strategic businesses and services beyond traditional telco connectivity roles, such as the recently launched M1 Remit. The digital remittance service is leading the shift from offline to digital money transfers and disrupting the traditional remittance business in Singapore.

Prior to M1, Mr Tan served as the Info-communications Development Authority of Singapore1’s (IDA) Covering Senior Director for Next Generation Infrastructure and National Information Infrastructure.  He was responsible for the delivery of Singapore’s Smart Nation Platform and oversaw the development and industry growth of the communications infrastructure.

Mr Tan previously served in M1 as Head of Product Development, Head of Enterprise Services and Enterprise Network. Before M1 Limited, he was one of the Managing Directors and owners of QALA Singapore Pte Ltd and the QMax group of companies. With over 18 years of industry and operational experience in data and telecommunications products and services, he has played major roles in various national telecommunication projects.

 

Mr. Ashim Banerjee, Chief Strategy Officer at Jetixa

Ashim Banerjee is the Chief Strategy Officer at Jetixa, has spent 20 years as a product visionary – developing a track record of delivering value to enterprises seeking market leadership via product innovation.  In 2008, Ashim was appointed CIO of TSYS Acquiring, after TSYS (NYSE: TSS) purchased Infonox, a Silicon Valley startup focused on payments. In 2011 Ashim founded IDmission LLC bringing to market cloud based solutions that enable seamless integration of Identity Management, onboarding and Payments into customized smart processes for the financial services enterprise of the future. Ashim is currently Chief Strategy Officer for Jetixa, bringing a state-of-the-art money transfer platform to markets around the world with built in KYC compliance.

Mr. Aswin Phlaphongphanich, Director and Chief Executive Officer at SawasdeeShop Co. Ltd.

Aswin Phlaphongphanich has established himself as a leader in cutting-edge, disruptive communication solutions for individuals and corporates in Thailand, Cambodia and Myanmar.  He established SawasdeeShop, a telecom service provider licensed by the National Broadcasting and Telecommunication Commissions, in 1999.  Under his leadership, Sawasdeeshop has become the most renowned tier-2 telecom provider with well over two million individual and corporate customers.  Additionally, SawasdeeShop is also one of the first non-bank international money transfer license operators in Thailand, issued by the Bank of Thailand.

A forward-thinking entrepreneur, Aswin is now spearheading SawasdeeShop’s expansion into the Fintech industry of Inbound and Outbound International Money Remittance and E-Payment solutions with DeeMoney.  Leveraging on SawasdeeShop’s extensive sales distribution network with the Expatriate and Overseas Foreign Worker markets, DeeMoney is positioned to provide secure and affordable international money remittance and payment solutions to the unbanked population of 5 million foreign workers from Laos, Cambodia and Myanmar working in Thailand, as well as the 300,000 expartraites, 30 millions tourists and domestic Thai nationals.

Along with his passion for disruptive technologies and fintech, Aswin is also highly enthusiastic about working with young entrepreneurs and Start-ups.  He is regularly invited to mentor up and coming enterprises; inspiring new entrepreneurs to grow and succeed utilizing tech tools through hands-on consultations where he shares his unique business, technology and communication insights.  Aswin recharges his energy by spending time with his family, meditating, and golfing. 

Mr. Bassem Awada, Regional Vice President of Malaysia, Indonesia, Singapore, Brunei, Philippines (MISBP) at Western Union

Bassem Awada is responsible for spearheading Western Union’s business in Malaysia, Indonesia, Singapore, Brunei and Philippines. In a region that sees strong inflows and outflows of money transfers, he is responsible for building solutions to meet changing consumer needs and driving growth in line with key market trends.

He joined Western Union in 2007 as Regional Director of Business Development for Gulf countries. He brings more than 10 years of experience in the financial services industry. Prior to his current role, he was the Vice President of Key Initiatives in Middle East, Africa, Asia Pacific, Eastern Europe and CIS. He was responsible for leading strategic initiatives and launching new products across the region with a focus on enhancing customer experience by exploring electronic networks and automated systems.

Bassem started his career in 1998 working at a number of organizations including BLOM Bank and 3M.

A Lebanese national, Bassem has a Master’s degree in Business Administration with specialization in Business Management from University of the Holy Spirit, Lebanon.

Mr. Brian Lim, Senior Analyst, Rainmaking Innovation

Brian Lim is a Project Manager at Rainmaking Innovation; facilitators of innovation strategy for over 60 Fortune 500 partners and the company behind Startupbootcamp, a global network of startup accelerator programs. He specialises in identifying startups and technology trends within various industries to recommend investments and design meaningful commercial partnerships. In less than a year at Rainmaking, Brian has assessed over 5,000 startups from various industries and spoke to over 100 CEOs & Founders of top startups globally. Previously, he worked as a Strategy Analyst for Intel Corporation, the world’s leading semiconductor chipmaker.

Mr. Buncha Manoonkunchai, Senior Director, Financial Technology Department, Payment Systems Policy and Financial Technology Group, Bank of Thailand

Buncha Manoonkunchai has joined the Bank of Thailand for more than 20 years. His education background is in Economics and Finance. Currently, he is a senior director of Financial Technology Department. One of his main responsibility is to promote the adoption of Financial Technology and innovative payment products in order to enhance the capability of Thai financial service providers to be comparable with international players.
During the past several years, Buncha has worked actively in the area of payment systems policy. His important task is to formulate and implement the National e-Payment master plan, including PromptPay System and expansion of debit card usage in Thailand.

He also plays a vital role in drafting the Payment System Act as well as the Payment System Roadmap. Besides, Buncha has long experience in financial institutions policy and supervision. He used to work in the areas of risk management, risk modelling, and supervision of Information Technology of commercial banks.

Mr. Christopher Tiffin, Head Of Regional DFS (Digital Financial Services) at Axiata Digital Services

Chris Tiffin is the Head Regional DFS – Axiata Digital Services since September 2016 and the previous Chief Financial Officer of Celcom Axiata Berhad since January 2014, after originally joining Axiata Group Berhad in August 2012. Prior to that he was Chief Financial Officer of Safaricom Limited (part of the Vodafone Group), a position he held since August 2008 as well as Chief Financial Officer of Celtel Nigeria for a period of 4 years from 2004, having started his Mobile Telecommunications career at Vodacom South Africa in 1998. For many years, Chris has held finance positions in various organizations both within and outside the Telecommunications sector. He is a qualified Chartered Accountant – CA(SA) and a member of SAICA (South African Institute of Chartered Accountants) as well as an ACA and a member of ICEAW (Institute of Chartered Accountants England and Wales).

Mr. David Fong, Chairman of Fintech Association of Malaysia.

David, has been involved in technology investing since 1992 when he joined a US venture capital firm in Singapore where he was responsible for investments across Asia and the US.  In 2000, he co-founded iSpring Capital, an investment management and advisory group which managed a technology focused venture capital fund for Malaysia Venture Capital Management (MAVCAP), Malaysia’s largest venture capital firm mandated to invest in ICT companies.  

He has been active in the development of the Capital Market and Venture Capital Industry in Malaysia since 1996 where he has sat on various industry working groups, including that pertaining to the Malaysia’s capital market reforms announced by the Securities Commission in 2009. He has served the Malaysian Venture Capital & Private Equity Association in various capacities including as Chairman between 2008 and 2010.  In 2016, David was involved in the setting up of the Fintech Association of Malaysia where he is currently Chairman.  He is a member of the Advisory Committee on Technology for Finance established by Bank Negara Malaysia.

David is a graduate from the University of Manchester, England, is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England & Wales and a member of the Malaysian Institute of Accountants.  He is currently sits as an independent director on GHL Systems Bhd, the largest payment solutions company in Malaysia, and also Petron Malaysia Refining and Marketing Bhd.

Mr. Djauhari Sitorus, Senior Financial Sector Specialist at World Bank

Djauhari Sitorus is currently a Senior Financial Sector Specialist with World Bank Group Global Knowledge and Research Hub in Kuala Lumpur Malaysia.  Previously he held the same position at the World Bank office in Jakarta. Djauhari has fifteen years of financial sector development experiences, covering topics of financial stability, financial inclusion, micro finance institution, MSME finance, micro insurance, capital market development and most recently digital financial services.  Before joining the World Bank, he worked for commercial and investment banks, accounting firm, Government of Indonesia’s debt restructuring task force as well as a stint as a lecturer at the University of Indonesia.  Djauhari graduated with an MSc degree in Accounting and Finance from the London School of Economics and MBA degree in Banking and Finance from the University of Birmingham. His Bachelor of Science degree in economics is from the University of Indonesia.

Ms. EJ Shin, General Manager at Omninetworks

EJ Shin is the General Manager at Omninetworks, a fintech remittance company, responsible for operational and financial risk management.  She works closely with regulators and financial institutions to define new policies and practices governing fintech industry in Korea.

She has over 14 years of experience in institutional banking and insurance.  Prior to joining Omninetworks, she, as a Director at Citibank, led a team of 7 professionals to deliver FX and derivatives solution to both corporate and institutional clients worldwide. Prior banking, we worked as corporate liability underwriter in LG insurance.

She received a MBA from Duke University and a BA in Business Administration from Seoul National University.

Mr. Eric Guichard, Co-Founder & Director at Global Mesa Ltd

Mr. Eric Guichard is founder & CEO of Movement Capital Ltd (aka Homestrings), an investment platform that caters exclusively to Frontier and Emerging Market investors including the global Diaspora. Movement  showcases promising emerging market companies on the verge of disrupting industries and markets in which they operate.

Prior to Movement Capital Ltd, Eric was Founder and Chairman of GRAVITAS Capital, an institutional asset management company he created in 1996. Before his entrepreneurial stint, Eric was Portfolio Manager at the World Bank where he also served as technical adviser to sovereign and multilateral institutions worldwide.

Eric is a graduate of the University of Dakar, in Senegal; of Duquesne University in Pittsburgh; and of the Harvard Business School, where he earned his MBA (World Bank Scholar and Harvard Fellowship award.)

He serves on several non-profit boards, including: the University of Maryland’s Center for Financial Policy – an academic think tank on policy reform; and has served on the boards of Capital Partners for Education – an inner city mentorship program; and on OIC International – an initiative that encourages economic self-reliance in Africa.

Eric received a 2009 Risk Innovator Award for Finance from Risk & Insurance Magazine for innovative work at GRAVITAS. In 2013 he received “Entrepreneur of the Year Award” from London-based African Diaspora Awards for successfully launching Homestrings.com, precursor to Movement Capital. In 2014, Homestrings Ltd received the “African Financier of the Year” Award from the Association of African-Owned Enterprises, UK.

Mr. Isaku Endo, Senior Financial Sector Specialist in Finance and Markets Global Practice at the World Bank

Isaku Endo is a Senior Financial Sector Specialist in Finance and Markets Global Practice. He advises governments on policies and regulatory issues on the development of payment systems, remittances and financial infrastructures. He has led the World Bank’s advisory and technical assistance programs and participated in Financial Sector Assessment Programs on financial market infrastructures and remittances. Currently, based in Jakarta, he manages the World Bank’s technical assistance on financial inclusion in Indonesia and leads payment systems projects in several countries in the East Asia and the Pacific Region. He also delivers training courses and workshops on payment systems and remittances.

Prior to this, he worked in the Financial Market Integrity Unit where he led technical assistance programs and policy development and research projects on anti-money laundering and combatting the financing of terrorism, remittances issues and access to finance.

Mr. James Lim, Head of Products for Southeast Asia at Visa

James Lim took on the role in Visa as Head of Products for Southeast Asia in July 2015.

In his current role, James leads Visa’s product teams and is responsible for providing strategic direction for the growth of Visa’s core and emerging products in Southeast Asia. 

Prior to this role, James was the Head of Consumer Products for Visa in Asia Pacific, based in Singapore. He was responsible for leading a team which directly supports consumer credit and debit products for Visa’s clients throughout the region.

James previously also served as the Head of Credit Products for Visa in APCEMEA, where he managed the development and implementation of consumer products. Prior to joining Visa, James held a variety of senior roles with American Express across strategy & planning, card acquisition and insurance. He began his career in payments as a marketing executive for First Financial Bank in the USA.

James holds an MBA with honors from the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, where he earned a place on the Dean’s Merit List, and is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin.

Mr. Jason Lau, Co-founder and Vice President of Business Development at OKLink

Jason leads the business development team at OKLink and is responsible for growing the business. He has over 9 years of international work experience in consulting, finance and technology, having worked at Barclays Capital in Hong Kong and at cfx in New York.

Jason obtained his MBA from New York University Stern School of Business, graduating with honors, and his Bachelor’s of Arts in Economics from Brandeis University.

Mr. Khurram Malik, Chief Executive Officer at Valyou

Khurram Malik is a seasoned professional with over 16 years of experience working in several different countries and sectors as diverse as telecommunication, banking and mobile financial services. Khurram is presently the CEO of Valyou which is a Telenor Financial Service Venture in Malaysia.

Prior to this he was head of easypaisa mobile accounts in Pakistan, the third largest mobile financial services brand in the world. Khurram joined Telenor Financial Services in 2012 as the Head of Products and later moved to take Head of Mobile accounts business role.

Prior to that he headed Customer Services at Digi Malaysia where he was responsible for managing call center and customer experience at digi touch points.

Mr. Miguel Aguado, Compliance Officer for Asia at Ria Money Transfer

Mr. Miguel Aguado is the Compliance Officer for Asia at Ria Money Transfer, one of the largest Money Transfer companies in the world, responsible of managing all the aspects the Compliance Program in the region.

He has more than ten years of experience in Compliance, AML/CFT and Fraud Prevention in Financial Services in different jurisdictions (Europe, Asia and Middle East).  Prior to joining Ria Money Transfer, he worked for 4 years at PayPal as Compliance Specialist for Europe and 2 years at MoneyGram as Regional Compliance Officer.

Miguel has a wide experience in Risk Based Assessment, KYC, Due Diligence, Transaction Monitoring, Analysis and Compliance Training.

Since January 2015, he is based in Kuala Lumpur leading the Compliance team in the region.

 

Mr. Mohammad Ridzuan Abdul Aziz, Country Director at WorldRemit Malaysia

Mohammad Ridzuan Abdul Aziz has 20 years of commercially–driven regulatory, compliance and technology experience in Malaysia and Asia-Pacific. He is currently the Country Director for WorldRemit Malaysia and has been instrumental in the process of obtaining the regulatory sandbox approval from Bank Negara Malaysia.

Ridzuan is also the Chief Executive Officer of Sedania As Salam Capital Sdn Bhd, a patented financial technology (FinTech) solution provider that utilizes mobile airtime as one of the commodities for Islamic funding with over 21 financial institutions in Malaysia. 

Ridzuan’s career begun with MUI Holding in 1997 and later joined the Kuala Lumpur Stock Exchange. Ridzuan moved to the Malaysia Securities Commission in 2001.  He later joined Macquarie Capital Securities Malaysia in 2005 and Nomura Securities in 2009 as the Head of Compliance for Malaysia. He was later appointed as the Head of Monitoring and Surveillance for Asia Pacific and emerging markets.

Ridzuan graduated from University of Wales, Aberystwyth in 1997 with BSc Economics, majoring in Accounting and Finance.  He also obtained his MBA from the International Islamic University Malaysia in year 2005.

Mr. Mohit Davar, Chairman of International Association of Money Transfer Networks 

Mr. Mohit Davar is a payments expert and has worked in the industry for over 25 years. He started his career at Sedgwick Noble Lowndes internal audit and then moved to Thomas Cook Group, corporate finance department. While at Thomas Cook, in 1997, he help set up the joint venture between MoneyGram Inc. (NYSE listed company) and Thomas Cook. He ran this JV until 2003, when the 49% held by Thomas Cook was sold back to MoneyGram at a significant valuation.

He then set up Travelex Money Transfer, a subsidiary of the Travelex Group. This was sold to Coinstar Inc. ( NASDAQ listed company) in 2006. He continued to build Coinstar Money Transfer into a very successful global remittance company and sold it to Sigue Financial Corporation in 2011. After the close of the transaction, he left the company.

He then went on to set up his own consultancy / advisory service in Dubai. He joined the Board of Eastnets, a swift service bureau in Dubai and was involved in various payment / mobile wallet projects in the region.

He was also a board member of Earthport Plc from 2012 to June 2016. He also Chaired an Intra-Africa remittance payments company set up in Kenya / Mauritius for 1 year. He is now on the Board of and an advisor to a number of payment companies.

He is the Chairman of International Association of Money Transfer Networks (remittance trade body) and also a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales.

 

 

Ms. Monnida Musicabud, Regional Head for Emerging Customers at AXA Asia

Monnida Musicabud is the Regional Head for Emerging Customers segment for AXA Asia. Despite the risks that the emerging customers face every day, low-to-middle income populations in emerging countries remain desperately uninsured. This gap is a barrier to the emergence of the middle class, but at the same time, it is also an opportunity for insurers willing to tailor their products and services to realities of this customer. Following this philosophy, Monnida has been working with AXA strategic partners such as leading Mobile Network Operators (MNOs), Financial institutions to offer customized and innovative insurance solutions that resonate and affordable to this segment.

 

Monnida has over 15 years of experience working in leading business strategy consulting firms and insurance industry. 

Mr. Naushad Hussain, Head of Global Retail Payments at CIMB Group

Naushad Hussain is Head of Global Retail Payments for CIMB Group.  Naushad joined CIMB in 2012 and has been a part of the team which developed Speedsend.  Speedsend is CIMB’s proprietary remittance product and is fast becoming a major remittance product across ASEAN and South Asia covering 20 countries across in the region in the past five years and growing steadily 

 Naushad has been working in the migrant remittance segment for the past 13 years at different capacities with Banks and Money Transfer Organizations.  

While heading the remittance business for BRAC Bank in Bangladesh, he was instrumental in setting up the first retail network for payouts in Bangladesh through BRAC Microfinance locations in rural Bangladesh. Prior to joining CIMB Group, Naushad was working at Merchantrade Asia Sdn Bhd as Director and Head of International Business.

Mr. Nik Mohamed Din Bin Nik Musa, Director of the Money Services Business Regulations Department at Bank Negara Malaysia

Nik Mohamed Din (Nik) is Director of the Money Services Business Regulation Department in Bank Negara Malaysia (the Bank) since July 2016. He is responsible for the regulation, supervision and development of the exchange currency, money remittance and currency wholesale business in Malaysia. Prior to this, Nik was Director of the MIFC Promotions Unit in the same organisation since October 2011. He was responsible for the development and promotion of the Malaysia International Islamic Financial Centre (MIFC) initiative.

Previously, he was attached at the Islamic Banking and Takaful Department, overseeing the strategic development and product approval for Islamic banking. Nik commenced his career in the Bank in the year 1991 when he served at the Bank Regulation Department until 1996. He was selected to be seconded to the Labuan Financial Services Authority (LFSA) to oversee and develop the Labuan International Business & Financial Centre (IBFC), Malaysia’s premier international financial centre.

He graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Economics and Accounting from the University of Bristol in 1991. He later obtained a Master in Business Administration degree from the Warwick Business School of the University of Warwick in 2000.

Mr. Robbie Sampson, CEO & Founder of OrbitRemit Global Money Transfer Limited

With a diverse and complex history in business, Robbie has developed a competitive and entrepreneurial approach to everything he does. OrbitRemit is now number one in New Zealand for all major remittance channels. Robbie’s focus with OrbitRemit is to ensure the same results are achieved in other territories, whilst making money transfer simple, safe, fast and extremely low cost. It is all about ‘Making it Count’.

 

Mr. Ramasamy K. Veeran, Founder and Managing Director of Merchantrade Asia Sdn Bhd and President of Malaysian Association of Money Services Business

Mr. Ramasamy K. Veeran is the Founder and Managing Director of Merchantrade Asia, a full-fledged money services provider with the largest branch and agent networks in Malaysia with a strength of 800 staff. Merchantrade services includes remittance, currency, payment and mobile services business. Currently also serves as the President of The Malaysian Association of Money Services Business.

 

Mr. Rakesh Aravind, Country General Manager Malaysia and Director SEA at Travelex

Rakesh has more than 23 years’ experience  in commercial, real estate, business development, banking & foreign  exchange services and been with Travelex since inception of the business   in  Malaysia   more   than   6 years ago; main business activities include Wholesale Banknote as well as the Airport Retail FX business. Prior to Travelex he was Head of Mortgage  in an international bank and was instrumental in growing the mortgage book from inception. Rakesh has a BSc(Honours) from the University of Reading, United Kingdom.

 

Mr. Robin Gravesteijn, Data Management Specialist (Analytics and Research) at United Nations Capital Development Fund 

Robin Gravesteijn is Data Management Specialist (Analytics and Research), at the UNCDF office in Bangkok working under its SHIFT and Cleanstart programmes. He manages a data and analytics hub that uses financial inclusion related data to inform development policies and practices of financial service providers, investors and regulators in South East Asia.
With 10 years of working experience in development finance, Robin managed social performance monitoring and client-outcome assessments at Oikocredit. From 2008 to 2013 he was also seconded to the ILO Social Finance Program conducting impact evaluation and offering technical support to two microfinance institutions in Central Asia launching SME- and women’s business loan programs. He further worked in the commercial banking sector and at the Rabobank Foundation.
Robin received his Ph.D. from the University of Bath in Social and Policy Sciences and holds MScs in Development Studies (Cum Laude) and Economics from Utrecht University. Key areas of interests are social performance management and assessment, data usage, organisational learning and culture with a focus on social business models and microfinance.

 

Mr. Ron Hose, Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Coins.Ph

Mr. Ron Hose is the co-founder and CEO of Coins.ph. Prior to Coins.ph, Ron was a founding partner at Innovation Endeavors, an early stage venture capital fund backed by Eric Schmidt. Ron was also the co-founder of TokBox, a consumer video conferencing company that was acquired by Telefonica. TokBox was backed by Sequoia Capital, Bain Capital, Stanford University and some of Silicon Valley’s best-known angel investors. Ron holds a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree from Cornell University, where he graduated at the top of his class. Ron is also an active investor and adviser to several Silicon Valley startups.

About Coins:
Coins is Southeast Asia’s leading mobile blockchain-enabled platform that enables anyone, including those without a bank account, to easily access financial services directly from their phone. Using Coins, customers have access to a mobile wallet and services such as remittances, mobile airtime, bill payments, and online shopping at over 100,000 merchants. Currently operating in the Philippines and Thailand, Coins’ mission is to increase financial inclusion by delivering financial services directly to people through their mobile phones.

 

Mr. Sachin B Singh, Risk & Compliance-APAC at Dow Jones

Sachin B Singh looks after Risk & Compliance solutions for Dow Jones in Asia Pacific. As a part of his role he works closely with Regulators, Financial institutions ,Industry Associations,Legal & Compliance professionals. He has significant experience in compliance solutions focusing especially on AML,Anti Corruption & Third party Risk Management. 

He regularly engages with international banks, capital market intermediaries, fund managers, insurance companies and other financial institutions on AML compliance matters, and works closely with his clients to navigate these matters.

Sachin started his career in News & Information industry in 2006 with CNBC TV 18 group. He holds a MBA in Finance & is a Certified Anti Money Laundering Specialist (CAMS)

 

Mr. Santhosh Nair, Regional Head (APAC) at UAE Exchange 

Santhosh Nair, Regional Head – UAE Exchange (APAC), spearheads the strategic business development and operations in the Asia Pacific region (China, Japan, Hong Kong and Malaysia). He also takes care of the financial & operational reporting, business sustainability and continuity, regulatory compliance and vendor management.

Santhosh has a master’s degree in Business Administration and has been with UAE Exchange for the last 18 years.

Mr. Sarveswaran Raja Gopal, Chief Money Service Business Officer at Merchantrade Asia Sdn Bhd

Sarveswaran Raja Gopal is the Chief Money Service Business Officer of Merchantrade Asia Sdn Bhd. He moved to Merchantrade in 2002 where he was one of the few pioneer team member. 

In his 15 years with the company, he was instrumental to building Merchantrade to becoming one of the largest MSB operator in Malaysia. Out of several special successful projects, his major accomplishment is in developing the outbound and inbound remittance business catapulting Merchantrade to a global payment network. 

His passion for product development had him leading innovative digital projects such as e-remit, the largest online remittance in Malaysia, an award winning product and e-forex, the first online money exchange platform in Malaysia.

Mr. Sebastian Plubins, Managing Director, EMEA & South Asia at Ria Money Transfer

Sebastian Plubins is the Managing Director for EMEA and South Asia (EMEASA) at Ria, the money transfer division of Euronet Worldwide, Inc. He oversees the sales, finances, and operations in Europe and manages regional hubs in Dubai, UAE; Dakar, Senegal; and Mumbai, India. Following Ria’s 2015 acquisition of IME in Malaysia, he also manages Asia’s regional headquarters in Kuala Lumpur.

Prior to his current role, he was Ria’s Country Manager for Switzerland and Sales and Marketing Manager for Europe. Sebastian has been an integral part of the organization since 2005.

An experienced payments professional, his money transfer career began in 2001 at Cambios Inter Services, a sub-agent of Western Union in Chile; he later worked in London, United Kingdom at Chequepoint – a foreign exchange powerhouse in Europe.

Entrepreneurship is in the DNA of almost every leader at Ria and Sebastian is no exception. Sebastian believes that his role also carries with it a social responsibility: to support the reduction of poverty through facilitating the flow of low-cost remittances and to increase financial inclusion for those with limited access to formal financial services.

Sebastian holds an MBA in International Business and a Bachelor of Business Administration from Universidad Gabriela Mistral. He also completed postgraduate study in Strategy and Innovation from the University of Oxford’s Saïd Business School.

Ms. Shalini Pavithran, Chief Executive Officer of the Malaysian Association of Money Services Business (MAMSB)

Shalini is the Chief Executive Officer of the Malaysian Association of Money Services Business (MAMSB) responsible in the overall management and administration of the Association in line with the strategic direction set by the MAMSB Council.  MAMSB is the national association for Money Service Business (MSB) companies in Malaysia licenced under Money Services Business Act 2011 (MSBA) by the Central Bank of Malaysia as well as approved MSB agents to principal licensees under the MSBA.

In her role, Shalini works closely with the Central Bank of Malaysia to promote the modernization, enhance the professionalism and support the development and growth of the MSB industry.

Prior to joining MAMSB, Shalini had extensive experience in the banking and financial industry with about 20 years of banking experience, having served in organizations such as Hong Leong Bank and Alliance Bank. 

Shalini holds a Bachelor of Economics degree from the University of Malaya and a Bachelor of Laws degree from the University of London.

Mr. Sia Hui Yong, Chief Executive Officer at Tranglo

HY Sia, CEO of Tranglo. HY Sia started his career by founding Ionnex in year 2002, a company specializing in mobile value added services and software development. Sia is one of the earliest mobile VAS industry in Malaysia, and successfully steered the company to expand regionally in Asia Pacific region.

In year 2008, Sia founded Tranglo as cross-border telecommunication and payment transaction hub. Sia specialize in product and business development for Tranglo. Today, Tranglo covers more than than 110 mobile operators and 800 banks globally with presence in Kuala Lumpur, Dubai, London.

HY Sia graduated as Bachelor of Information Technology, Multimedia University (Cyberjaya, Malaysia) in year 2001 and is one of the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of Year
2016 alumni.

Mr. Sivanesan Muthusmy, Head of Strategy and Partnerships at CurrenSeek

Siva has over 25 years’ experience in the financial services sector spanning banking, Islamic finance, treasury management, proprietary trading, hedging, risk management, wholesale banknotes and retail currency exchange for leading market players in Malaysia.

He is currently head of strategy and partnerships at CurrenSeek, a Malaysian-based FinTech startup. He brings his broad experience and skills to help CurrenSeek equip licensed money changers to be FinTech-ready and adopt new cutting-edge technologies, thereby staying competitive in a rapidly evolving market.

Mr. Tim Byun, Chief Risk Officer and Head of Government Relations at OKLink

Mr. Tim Byun serves as OKLink’s Chief Risk Officer and Head of Government Relations since August 1, 2016.  He ensures that the company’s innovations remain consistent to global compliance standards and helps clients fulfill their regulatory controls via OKLink’s technology.  Prior to joining OKLink, Tim was the Chief Compliance Officer of BitPay, a bitcoin merchant payment processor for two years.  

Tim began his rather traditional regulatory and financial services career by regulating financial institutions/banks for 16 years at the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco and the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, then managing Credit and Anti-Money Laundering (AML) risks for Visa as their Head of Credit Settlement Risk and AML Officer for 5 years.  

Tim obtained an MBA from UCLA Anderson School of Management and a Bachelor’s of Science degree from University of Southern California.  He resides in Los Altos, California.

Mr. V. Maslamani, Chief Compliance Officer of Al Rajhi Bank and Chairman of Compliance Officers’ Networking Group (CONG)

V. Maslamani is currently the Chief Compliance Officer of Al Rajhi Bank and current Chairman of Compliance Officers’ Networking Group (CONG). In his 30 years of service in banking sector, he has worked as a regulator, auditor, handled operations, ran business and worked in risk management before specializing in compliance.

He was instrumental for initiatives to professionalize compliance function with accreditation for Compliance & AML, staging of international conference and setting up of ABM’s Compliance Committee. He prepared the first compliance content for FSTEP and was involved in the development of the first Industry Competency Framework under IBBM (now known as AICB). He is currently a member of the moderation committee of Financial Accreditation Agency (FAA) and a member of the Advisory Committee of the International Compliance Association (ICA), UK.

He is a Chartered Banker and holds two degrees i.e. Bachelor of Accounting (Hons) and Bachelor of Economics (Hons). He is also a Certified Professional in AML.

Mr. Yogesh SangleHead for Asia Pacific at MoneyGram

Mr. Yogesh Sangle is MoneyGram’s Head for Asia Pacific. In this role, he is responsible for leading MoneyGram’s aggressive growth for the AP region. Yogesh brings in 17 years-experience in Banking and Payments across Asia Pacific, together with strong domain knowledge in Marketing, Sales and Product Management coupled with expertise in online payments and digital marketing.

Yogesh joins us from PayPal, Asia Pacific where he held the position of Regional Director – Consumer Marketing since 2010.  At PayPal he set up the consumer marketing team and built a performance marketing approach across the Region. Prior to this, he held positions with Barclays Bank Plc., India as Director and Head of Credit Cards from 2007 to 2010, and also held various positions with Citibank N.A., Asia Pacific, including Director Portfolio Management, and Head of Business Development & Sales, between 2000-2007 working across the bank’s 12 Asia Pacific markets.

Yogesh has an MBA from the University of Chicago – Booth School of Business, a Masters in Management Studies (Marketing), and a Bachelor of Engineering from Bombay University.

Other Confirmed Speakers

ORGANIZATION NAME
CENTRAL BANK OF MALAYSIA YANG BERUSAHA PN. JESSICA CHEW CHENG LIAN, ASSISTANT GOVERNOR
CENTRAL BANK OF MALAYSIA MR. AZNAN ABDUL AZIZ, DIRECTOR, FINANCIAL SECTOR DEVELOPMENT DEPARTMENT
RAINMAKING INNOVATION ASIA MR. ARVIND PATMARAJAH

GOLD SPONSORS

Merchantrade has made great strides to become a well known name synonymous with the money services business involved deeply in the remittance, currencies and payment space business. We provide interconnectivity especially last mile remittance delivery into Asia. We strive to shake up the money services business landscape by changing the way business is done with our online and mobile app platforms; eForex and e-remit. eForex is an online Foreign Currency Exchange service developed to offer convenience and flexibility of buying foreign currency to anyone travelling abroad. eRemit as well as our branches and agent networks provides international money transfer services to over 200 countries. We focus on the development of innovative solutions in the payment space as we pioneer the revolution in the Money Services Business industry.

Please visit www.mtradeasia.com for more information

IME (M) Sdn Bhd (IME) is a Malaysian based money transfer company that provides fast, reliable, secure and low-cost international remittance services. In Malaysia, IME was initially licensed in 2002 as a Non-Bank Remittance Service Provider (RSP) and in 2008 as an International Money Transfer Operator for its International Remittance Hub (IRH) in Kuala Lumpur. In 2015, IME acquired by RIA Financial Services. RIA is a recognized financial service leader and leading specialist in international remittances. Since 1987, the company has provided fast, reliable and secure remittance services using state-of-the-art technology. From a single storefront in New York City, RIA has grown into a global brand serving communities in thousands of countries worldwide.

Please visit www.imeremit.com for more information
Please visit www.riafinancial.com for more information

SpeedSend was formed in 2012 to cater for the ASEAN ambitions of CIMB Group, leveraging on its presence by providing a proprietary money transfer product to its customers in the region. Since then, it’s presence has expanded to over 20 countries globally covering all of ASEAN, South Asia and other major corridors. By partnering with both Bank and non-financial entities, SpeedSend provides its customers and partners a fast and seamless international money transfer service covering an array of payment modes.

Please visit www.speed-send.com for more information

We are a diversified financial services group with a global portfolio of operating companies, delivering a broad range of leading edge experiences through money transfer services, retail and wholesale foreign exchange solutions, payment services, credit and banking solutions amongst others.
Key Facts: Presence in 9 of Top 20 International Airports, Amongst the Largest Non-Bank Issuer of Prepaid Cards, 7.1% Share of the Global Retail Forex Market, 6.75% Share of the Global Remittance Market, Remittance Pay-out Network Across 160 Countries With 180,000 Agent Locations.
Our Global Presence: 6 Continents, 45 Countries, 2200+ Stores, 1360 ATMs, 200,000 Agent Locations,150 Correspondent Banks, 32 Currencies, Online Operations In 20 Countries

Please visit www.uaeexchange.com for more information
Please visit www.travelex.com.my for more information

SILVER SPONSORS

Placid Express Sdn. Bhd., is a wholly owned subsidiary of Placid NK Corporation, a global money transfer operator incorporated in the USA, with presence in North America and Europe. It commenced operations as a Remittance Service Provider in November 2007. In 2012, it was granted a Money Services Business Class A license under the Money Services Business Act 2011, allowing it to conduct both remittance and currency exchange businesses. To-date, it operates via 13 branches across Malaysia. It was awarded the Grand Prize winner for Outstanding Customer Experience Award – Remittance Category at the Money Services Business Customer Experience (MCX) Awards 2017 in April 2017.

Please visit www.placid.net for more information

SpectrumForex was founded in year 2000 primarily servicing the foreign exchange needs of consumers and travellers. Since then, SpectrumForex has grown to be a major brand in Malaysia for foreign exchange, servicing both private and corporate clients across the country. SpectrumForex can provide you with over 100 foreign currencies with the most competitive exchange rates for all your holiday, travel, commercial and business needs. SpectrumForex has launched 18 branches successfully in Malaysia. They offer instant availability on all major currencies with zero commission and service charge. They also specialize in the more exotic currencies, which are at times hard to obtain from high street suppliers.

Please visit www.spectrumforex.com.my for more information

BRONZE SPONSORS

Impromptu Solutions Sdn Bhd (Impromptu) was established in February 2013. Impromptu’s primary business focus is to provide payment solutions to the financial institutions or banks in Malaysia. Impromptu had partnered with a market leader, KAL from the United Kingdom to provide Multivendor ATM Software and RTM (Retail Teller Machine) in Malaysia. The Multivendor ATM software is an ATM software solution which allows banks to cost effectively manage the ATM network whereas the RTM is a Cashless ATM which works the same as ATM but does not contain or dispense any cash and yet allows withdrawals.

Please visit www.impromptu.com.my for more information

TESS International is a leading regional banking and financial application provider, specialising on Financial Crime Solutions with main focus in Anti-Money Laundering (AML), Financial Fraud Detection, Anti-Corruption & Bribery Solution and FATCA. Working with the latest cutting edge technology coupled with impeccable customer service, our organization has culminated over a decade’s worth of experience of implementing practical and tech savvy solutions across a multitude of financial institutions – and we’re just getting started. “Re-Inventing Banking Through Innovation” – the tagline used by TESS and this is where our experience in IT within the banking industry matters! TESS is the exclusive developer of CORAL™ Suite of Financial Solutions, where all the solutions are designed “By Bankers, For Bankers” equipped with excellent R&D Capabilities and Right Domain Knowledge.

Please visit www.tessinternational.com for more information

Malaysian Association of Money Services Business

Unit No: 3A01, 3A Floor,
Lobby 1, Block C, Damansara Intan,
No. 1, Jalan SS20/27,
47400 Petaling Jaya, Selangor
Tel : +603-7722 5808
office@mamsb.org.my
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Money Transfer Asia Pacific Conference 2015 (MTAPAC 2015)

Changing The Game Through Non-Conventional Channels and Innovation In Remittances

The impact of remittances is recognised across the globe. The introduction of online and mobile money transfer systems in many developing countries has been a game changer by enhancing accessibility via more cost-effective means of sending money. Globally, the mobile money industry has been continuously growing and expanding. Recently, a broad range of innovative services including mobile technology have been launched in various parts of the world in partnership with banks. Through these technological advancements, consumers are able to receive remittances faster, cheaper and in their vicinity by using mobile phones and other devices. Nonetheless, enhancing formal remittance service outreach and capturing larger volume of remittances in the formal financial system are critical to leverage remittances for economic growth.

 

 This event will explore the global remittance markets and the development impact of remittances in the Asia and Pacific Region. We will look at what has changed and, more importantly, what is likely to change. We will look at the major flows and some of the opportunities and threats to continued growth. We will have a session to explore foreign exchange trends from both the currency and remittance perspective. A session on Mobile payment will be key as the use of mobile phones for funds transfer in the Asia-Pacific region is outstripping that of most developed countries. The massive increase in the payments, remittances and banking transaction value is anticipated to be driven by the Asia-Pacific region. This event will showcase the dynamism and innovation of the remittance marketplace. It will also serve as a platform where views can be exchanged on how to address obstacles and challenges.

 

Money Transfer Asia Pacific Conference 2015 (MTAPAC 2015)

AGENDA

 

Day 1

Date Item
24 November 2015, 1pm-2.20pm Registration
24 November 2015, 2.30pm

Welcoming Remarks by President of MAMSB

Mr Ramasamy K Veeran

24 November 2015, 2.40pm

Keynote Address and Opening

Yang Berbahagia Dato’ Muhammad bin Ibrahim

Deputy Governor, Bank Negara Malaysia

24 November 2015, 3.00pm

Regulatory Compliance Strategies & Challenges: Insights from Practitioners

Panellists: Mohammed Mortajine, Western Union Company

                  Tobias Fowler Oates, MoneyGram International

                  Naushad Hussain, CIMB Investment Bank Bhd

Moderator: Mohit Davar, IAMTN

24 November 2015, 4.30pm Coffee break (Level LG, Conference Hall 2)
24 November 2015, 5.00pm

De-Risking by Banks and Implications for Money Services Business (MSB) Operations

Panellists: Kevin Newe, UK HM Revenue & Customs

                  Veronica Studsgaard, IAMTN

                  V. Maslamani, Al Rajhi Bank Malaysia Bhd

                  Carlo Corazza, The World Bank

Moderator: Shalini Pavithran, MAMSB

24 November 2015, 7.00pm Pre-Dinner Cocktail (Multi-Purpose Hall Foyer, Lanai Kijang)
24 November 2015, 8.00pm

Arrival of Guest of Honour

Assistant Governor, Bank Negara Malaysia

24 November 2015, 8.05pm

Welcoming Remarks by Chairman of IAMTN

Mr Mohit Davar

24 November 2015, 8.30pm

Networking Dinner Hosted by MAMSB  & IAMTN

(Multi-Purpose Hall, Lanai Kijang)

24 November 2015, 10.00pm End of Day 1

 

Day 2

Date Item
25 November 2015, 8.00am Registration
25 November 2015, 9.00am

The Changing Face Of The Payments Landscape

Panellists: Sajeev Viswanathan, Earthport

25 November 2015, 10.00am

Remittance Market Overview

Panellists: Bella Santos, Bangko Sentral Ng Phillipinas

                 James Borley, Financial Conduct Authority (UK)

                 Carlo Corazza, The World Bank

                 David Wallace Shaw, Valutrans

                 Anubrata Biswas, ICICI Bank

                 Sebastian Plubins, Ria Money Transfer

Moderator: Mohit Davar, IAMTN                

25 November 2015, 11.00am Coffee break (Level LG, Conference Hall 2)
25 November 2015, 11.30am

Discussion On Mobile payment

Despite the vast potential to tap the mobile channel for remittances, this has yet to be fully cultivated due to a variety of regulatory and operational challenges. We would like the discussion to focus on the set-up, challenges and implementation of remittances services through mobile phones and the impact on wider collection and distribution of remittances. Latest Developments, the future and the key players.

Panellists: Salil Bhuvanadasan, Homesend/Mastercard

                 Robbie Sampson, OrbitRemit

                 Eric Babier, TransferTo

Moderator: Ameen Amaendran Abdullah, Celcom Axiata

25 November 2015, 12.30pm Lunch Break (Ground Floor, Sasana Kijang Café)
25 November 2015, 1.30pm

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                  

Is The Future All Digital?

 Is digital all a hype, or is cash still king? Innovation in technology are enabling remittances to develop new channels. This session will focus on market conditions and reforms that are conducive to introducing, attracting and developing new business models.

Panellists: Michael Kent, Azimo

                 Mohammad Ariawan, Kangaroo Service

                 Raj Dhorkay, MoneyGram International

                 Sebastian Plubins, Ria Money Transfer

Moderator: Mohit Davar, IAMTN

 

25 November 2015, 2.30pm

Discussion on Cryptocurrency – What’s New & What’s Next

 Crypto-currencies, like Bitcoin, are a new form of digital currency that have been gaining worldwide attention. What are they exactly? What place do they have in the remittance business?

Panellists: Leon-Gerard Vandenberg, Fuzo

                 Ron Hose, Ronhose

                 John Bailon, Satochi Citadel

Moderator: Michael Kent, Azimo

25 November 2015, 3.30pm Coffee break (Level LG, Conference Hall 2)
25 November 2015, 4.00pm

Trends and Innovation on Foreign Exchange

Panellists: Rakesh Aravind, Travelex

                 Ignacio Rei, Ria Money Transfer

Moderator: Warren Mak Chin Kow, Bursa Malaysia

25 November 2015, 5.00pm

Trends and Challenges for AML/KYC screening in Asia

Panellists: Sachin B Singh, Dow Jones

25 November 2015, 5.30pm Closing Remarks by Organizers – MAMSB & IAMTN
25 November 2015, 5.45pm End of Conference

PHOTO GALLERY

 

MTAPAC 2015 DAY 1

MTAPAC 2015 DAY 2

PRESENTATION SLIDES

 Day One – 5 September 2017

  • Keynote Address

        -Yang Berusaha Pn. Jessica Chew Cheng Lian, Assistant Governor, Central Bank of Malaysia – Link to speech

 

  • Setting The Stage: New Age For MSB – 2017 And Beyond

        – Mr. Bassem Awada, Regional Vice President of MISBP at Western Union- Link to Slides

         -Mr. Isaku Endo, Senior Financial Sector Specialist in Finance and Markets Global Practice at the World Bank – Link to Slides

         -Mr. Rakesh Aravind, Country General Manager Malaysia and Director SEA at Travelex – Link to Slides

         -Mr. Sebastian Plubins, Managing Director, EMEA & South Asia at Ria Money Transfer – Link to Slides 

 

  • Alternative View: The Disruptors’ View Of The Future

        -Mr. Jason Lau, Co-founder and Vice President of Business Development at OKLink – Link to Slides

        -Mr. Ron Hose, Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Coins.Ph – Link to Slides

        -Mr. Sia Hui Yong, Chief Executive Officer at Tranglo – Link to Slides

 

  • Technology: Opening Doors For Financial Inclusion

       -Mr. Eric Guichard, Co-Founder & Director at Global Mesa Ltd – Link to Slides      

       -Mr. Isaku Endo, Senior Financial Sector Specialist in Finance and Markets Global Practice at the World Bank – Link to Slides

       -Mr. Robin Gravesteijn, Data Management Specialist (Analytics and Research) at United Nations Capital Development Fund – Link to Slides

 

  • Fintech Regulatory Outlook: Regulating Disruption

      -Mr. Djauhari Sitorus, Senior Financial Sector Specialist at World Bank – Link to Slides

 

  • The Evolution Of Compliance And Rise Of Regtech

      -Mr. Ashim Banerjee, Chief Strategy Officer at Jetixa – Link to Slides

      -Mr. Miguel Aguado, Compliance Officer for Asia at Ria Money Transfer – Link to Slides

      -Mr. Sachin B Singh, Risk & Compliance-APAC at Dow Jones – Link to Slides

      -Mr. Tim Byun, Chief Risk Officer and Head of Government Relations at OKLink – Link to Slides

 

Day Two – 6 September 2017

 

  • Currency Exchange: What Does The Future Hold For The Industry?

       -Mr. Adrian Yap, Co-Founder of MoneyMatch – Link to Slides

       -Mr. Rakesh Aravind, Country General Manager Malaysia and Director SEA at Travelex – Link to Slides

       -Mr. Sivanesan Muthusmy, Head of Strategy and Partnerships at CurrenSeek – Link to Slides

 

  • Innovative Products That Are Making Waves

     -Mr. Ashim Banerjee, Chief Strategy Officer at Jetixa – Link to Slides

     -Mr. Eric Guichard, Co-Founder & Director at Global Mesa Ltd – Link to Slides

     -Ms. Monnida Musicabud, Regional Head for Emerging Customers at AXA Asia – Link to Slides

 

  • Remittance Disruptors That Are Breaking Barriers And Building Bridges

      -Mr. Alex Tan, Chief Innovation Officer at M1 – Link to Slides

      -Mr. Aswin Phlaphongphanich, Director and Chief Executive Officer at SawasdeeShop Co. Ltd. – Link to Slides

      -Ms. EJ Shin, General Manager at Omninetworks – Link to Slides

      -Mr. Robbie Sampson, CEO & Founder of OrbitRemit Global Money Transfer Limited – Link to Slides

 

 

  • Disrupting From Within

       -By Mr. Brian Lim, Senior Analyst, Rainmaking Innovation – Link to Slides

 

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