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Daniel Gorfine
Daniel Gorfine
CEO,
Gattaca Horizons LLC
Daniel Gorfine
Daniel Gorfine
CEO ,
Gattaca Horizons LLC
Daniel Gorfine is the founder of Gattaca Horizons LLC, a boutique fintech advisory firm. Gorfine also currently serves as an Adjunct Professor of Law at the Georgetown University Law Center and is a co-founder of the Digital Dollar Project. He previously served as the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission's first Chief Innovation Officer and Director of LabCFTC.

Prior to the CFTC, Gorfine was Vice President, External Affairs & Associate General Counsel at OnDeck. Gorfine also previously served as Director of Financial Markets Policy and Legal Counsel at the Milken Institute think tank, and earlier in his career worked at the international law firm Covington & Burling LLP. Gorfine also served a clerkship with U.S. District Court Judge Catherine C. Blake in the District of Maryland.

A graduate of Brown University (A.B.), Gorfine holds a J.D. from George Washington University Law School and an M.A. from the Paul H. Nitze School for Advanced International Studies (SAIS) at Johns Hopkins University.
Kazumasa Mise
Kazumasa Mise
Acting CEO,
Rakuten Trade
Kazumasa Mise
Kazumasa Mise
Acting CEO ,
Rakuten Trade

Mr Kazumasa Mise has more than 16 years of experience in the capital market industry, specialising in Fintech and Digitalization of the Capital Market's equity trading and asset management.   He was part of the business feasibility study team to determine the potential establishment of a business venture between Rakuten Securities, Inc. ("RSec") and Kenanga Investment Bank ("KIBB") and subsequently the attaining of the Company's restricted securities trading licence from Securities Commission Malaysia (SC).   Mr Mise is a secondment staff from RSec and was originally tasked to manage the business marketing operations at Rakuten Trade. He began his tenure at Rakuten Trade as a senior manager in the marketing department. In 2019 was promoted to Head of Business Marketing and a year later to the position of Chief Marketing Officer.   During Malaysia's Movement Control Order in 2020, Mr Mise was appointed Acting Chief Executive Officer, largely in view of how he handled the Company during a period of unforeseen change due to a surge in retail participation on the local bourse. He was able to guide the company towards achieving and later sustaining its profitability throughout the period.   Prior to being posted to Rakuten Trade in Malaysia, Mr Mise worked at the RSec headquarters in Tokyo, Japan for 13 years. There Mr Mise was assigned to the Japanese Equity Department to promote Shinyo Margin and ETF trading. He also worked briefly with the RSec's Investment Trust Department and prior to that the Commodity Derivative Department to support the merger and acquisition between Dot Commodity and RSec.  Prior to joining RSec, Mr Mise was with Polestar Asset Management which was later absorbed by RSec and renamed Rakuten Asset Management.   Kazumasa Mise holds a B.Sc degree in Finance and Economics from Syracuse University (New York, USA).

Jasmin Peters
Jasmin Peters
Director,
PwC Consulting Malaysia
Jasmin Peters
Jasmin Peters
Director ,
PwC Consulting Malaysia
Jasmin has 18 years of experience working in Financial Services and Consulting.  She had in-depth and vast knowledge in organisational and business transformation, cross functional process improvement, culture inculcation, change management and talent management with multinational and regional organisations.  She is currently the Experience Lead focusing on creating and building lasting impressions, infusing experiences at key touch points that bring real value to products, services, people and communities.
Jeff Kreisler
Jeff Kreisler
Editor-in-chief,
PeopleScience
Jeff Kreisler
Jeff Kreisler
Editor-in-chief ,
PeopleScience
Jeff Kreisler is the Editor-in-Chief of PeopleScience.com and co-author, with Dan Ariely, of "Dollars And Sense: How We Misthink Money and How To Spend Smarter." He's just another Princeton educated lawyer turned award-winning comedian, best-selling author, TV pundit, columnist, satirist, speaker and advocate for behavioral science. He uses humor, research and life to understand, explain and change the world. His first book was the satire "Get Rich Cheating."
Mohamed Elgari
Mohamed Elgari
Shariah Advisor
Mohamed Elgari
Mohamed Elgari
Shariah Advisor
Mohamed A. Elgari Born in Makkah, 1949, Dr. Elgari was a Former Professor of Islamic Economic at King Abdulaziz University, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia and Former Director of the Center for Research in Islamic Economics, in the same university. He is an Expert at the Islamic Jurisprudence Academy of the OIC and the Islamic Jurisprudence Academy of the Islamic World League and a member of the Board of Trustees of AAOFI, ISRA Shari'ah Council  Dr. Elgari is chairman and member of numerous Shari'ah Boards of Islamic Banks and Takaful Companies worldwide.  Dr. Elgari is the recipient of:  The Islamic Development Bank prize in Islamic Banking and Finance. - KLIFF Islamic Finance Award for Most Outstanding Contribution to Islamic Finance (Individual). - Euromoney's Award for Outstanding Contribution to Islamic Finance.
Jeffrey Cruttenden
Jeffrey Cruttenden
Co-Founder,
Say
Jeffrey Cruttenden
Jeffrey Cruttenden
Co-Founder ,
Say
Jeffrey Cruttenden is a fintech investor and co-founder of Acorns, leading financial wellness system with over 5M users, and SAY, a technology platform for open communication between companies and their owners by connecting shareholders to each other and empowering them to access their full ownership rights. The idea was born at Jeff’s first company, Acorns, which Jeff co-founded with his father, Walter, to radically simplify and democratize investing. While in college, Jeff realized that most of his classmates were not able to come up with the lump sum needed to meet minimum balance requirements. Acorns was hatched as an investment application to allow people to easily invest their spare change into diversified portfolios. Jeff graduated Magna cum Laude and Phi Beta Kappa with a B.A. in Mathematics from Lewis & Clark College, and was recently featured as a Forbes "30 Under 30".
Chris Brycki
Chris Brycki
Founder & CEO,
Stockspot
Chris Brycki
Chris Brycki
Founder & CEO ,
Stockspot
Chris Brycki is CEO of Stockspot, Australia's first and largest digital investment adviser which he founded in 2013. Stockspot's mission to help more Australians access expert investment advice online. Chris started Stockspot because he believed technology could help do away with the high fees, endless paperwork and lack of transparency that gives the wealth management industry a bad reputation. Today, Stockspot is the fastest growing digital investment advice (robo-advice) service in Australia, helping thousands of Australians manage their money smarter. Chris has over 21 years of investment experience and spent his early career as a Portfolio Manager at UBS. He sits on two Advisory Committees for the Australian financial regulator, ASIC.
Joanne Vengadesan
Joanne Vengadesan
Partner,
Penningtons Manches Cooper LLP
Joanne Vengadesan
Joanne Vengadesan
Partner ,
Penningtons Manches Cooper LLP
Joanne is a commercial lawyer, specialising in technology transactions and data protection.  Her data protection expertise includes advising on privacy by design issues in IT solutions, data processing in the context of new technologies and consumer protection, data breach management, regulatory investigations, data protection compliance audits, drafting and implementing policies and procedures, international data transfers, contracts involving data sharing (including outsourcing agreements), data anonymization /pseudonymisation issues and exercise of rights by data subjects. Joanne is recommended in directories Chambers and The Legal 500 as 'smart, approachable, responsive and easy to work with', 'an excellent negotiator' and 'professional, pragmatic and knowledgeable'. Joanne is also listed in Who's Who Legal (Data): 2020 for her expertise in data protection and IT, and as a thought-leader for data protection in the United Kingdom, and is "noted for her sweeping knowledge of GDPR-related matters."
Adrian Fisher
Adrian Fisher
TMT Partner,
Linklaters LLP
Adrian Fisher
Adrian Fisher
TMT Partner ,
Linklaters LLP
Adrian leads Linklaters' Singapore-based TMT practice in Asia, specialising in data privacy and technology transactions. Adrian has more than 13 years' experience advising clients across the Asia Pacific region on commercial and regulatory issues involving their use of technology.  Adrian has worked closely with clients to support them in understanding and complying with the myriad of new laws on privacy and data protection that have emerged in the APAC region over the last 8 years. Adrian's experience stretches from advising on the application of privacy laws to business operations and data flows, to the impact of implementing new technologies like cloud computing, to supporting on data breach incidents. Adrian has also worked with several Asia-based clients on the application of the GDPR to their operations.  As businesses have increasingly focused on using data as a strategic asset, Adrian has worked with large conglomerates and corporates on projects to aggregate and more effectively use their data assets as part of their digital transformation process, including on data migration (such as migration to regional cloud hosting solutions in APAC) and advising on data breach notification obligations in APAC. Adrian also has extensive experience advising on the developing data privacy legal regime in APAC.  Adrian is a regular contributor to conferences and journals and has written on issues arising from the use of cloud services by financial institutions, the developing APAC cross border privacy rules and on recent privacy developments in mainland China, Hong Kong SAR and Singapore.    Before working in private practice, Adrian worked as a legal officer at the World Intellectual Property Organisation in Geneva, Switzerland.
Soon Seng
Soon Seng
Chief Executive Officer,
Teach For Malaysia
Soon Seng
Soon Seng
Chief Executive Officer ,
Teach For Malaysia
Chan Soon Seng is the CEO of Teach For Malaysia, an independent, not-for-profit organisation on a mission to give all children in Malaysia the opportunity to attain an excellent education, so they can live lives they truly love. Teach For Malaysia recruits outstanding fresh graduates and young professionals to teach in full-time, fully-paid positions for 2 years in high-need schools across Malaysia. Alumni of the Fellowship go on to work with a variety of education stakeholders to co-create long-term systemic change as teachers, social entrepreneurs, policy makers, researchers, and advocates for the mission. Since its founding, Teach For Malaysia has grown into a movement of over 450 leaders, reaching over 130,000 students in Malaysia. Over 70% of its alumni continue to work towards education reform in Malaysia. Teach For Malaysia is a proud member of the global education network, Teach For All, a collective of education organisations in over 50 countries worldwide. Soon Seng joined the inaugural Teach For Malaysia Cohort in 2012, and like many other Fellows and Alumni, the experience had a profound impact on his worldview. He was deeply moved by the challenges faced by students growing up in low-income communities and how it was the lack of opportunities, rather than the lack of ability, that prevented students from realising their desired potential. He subsequently served as a staff member since 2014, and in his most recent role as the Programme Director, he oversaw the training, support and impact evaluation of the Teach For Malaysia Fellowship. He holds a degree in Management and Marketing (Murdoch University) and a Post-Graduate Diploma in Education (Universiti Utara Malaysia). He envisions a holistic education system that not only develops students' academics, but also their social, emotional, physical, spiritual, and leadership skills, in order to thrive in the 21st century.
Syakir Hisham
Syakir Hisham
Head of APAC,
Wahed Invest
Syakir Hisham
Syakir Hisham
Head of APAC ,
Wahed Invest
Syakir Hashim is the Head of APAC and Country Head for Malaysia at Wahed Invest, the global Islamic Fintech company which serves its shariah-compliant automated investment advice and management solutions to clients in the US, UK, Malaysia and around the world.
Mark Warrick
Mark Warrick
Chief Design Officer,
Thought Machine
Mark Warrick
Mark Warrick
Chief Design Officer ,
Thought Machine
Mark joined Thought Machine in 2015 to push Vault to adhere to the future of consumer banking by leading the creative laboratory of the company. This experimental arm is called Cauldron and the team of designers and engineers have been inventing and building pioneering digital experiences for over 5 years with products such as Nestlings, Saviour, and Vault Rare demonstrating the true flexibility of the core banking engine.
Since joining the company, Mark has been responsible for evolving the company culture and acts as a pillar within the wider team to deliver world class levels of team satisfaction with his boundless enthusiasm for hard work and fun going hand in hand.
Mark's background is in electronics engineering and creative design. Prior to joining Thought Machine, Mark founded a digital design company delivering creative solutions to clients, including Selfridges and KPMG, and worked as financial services consultant at Accenture and Capco. Mark began his career as a Weapons Engineer at The Royal Navy following the completion of his degree in Electronics Engineering at Southampton University.
Mark founded the award-winning 'Busking Cancer' initiative and a cashless giving app called SnapDonate, and received the Young Engineer for Britain award in 1997.
Adlin Abdul Majid
Adlin Abdul Majid
Partner,
Lee Hishammuddin Allen & Gledhill
Adlin Abdul Majid
Adlin Abdul Majid
Partner ,
Lee Hishammuddin Allen & Gledhill
Adlin Abdul Majid is a partner of the Technology, Media & Telecommunications Practice Group of Lee Hishammuddin Allen & Gledhill.    She graduated from the University of Oxford, and qualified as an advocate and solicitor in 1999. She began her legal career in civil and commercial litigation, and moved on to join the Malaysian government agency responsible for the Multimedia Super Corridor initiative and the development of the information and communications technology industry in Malaysia.   Since commencing legal practice in 2011, Adlin regularly advises on matters relating to technology, with a focus on  privacy and data protection. She has worked with clients in various industries, including telecommunications, banking and finance, insurance and public infrastructure, healthcare and tourism, advising them on issues related to privacy and personal data protection, such as cross-border transfer of personal data, online marketing, business process outsourcing, cloud computing and street level data collection.   Adlin speaks regularly on the areas of privacy and data protection, and contributes to various journals and publications on this area.
Pedro Moura
Pedro Moura
CEO & Co-Founder,
Flourish Savings
Pedro Moura
Pedro Moura
CEO & Co-Founder ,
Flourish Savings
Pedro is the co-founder & CEO of Flourish Savings, a mission-driven app and SaaS platform that encourages people to establish positive money habits and achieve financial security making savings feel like play.
Pedro has a unique range of financial services, retail management, product, technology and business development expertise. Prior to Flourish, he spent six years (from series D to pre-IPO) at Oportun, a Fintech company that provides responsible loans to help the Latino community establish credit. He led and expanded the retail operations and spearheaded implementation and growth of the mobile product. Pedro was an important piece in scaling the organization from 250 to over 3500 employees. Pedro is originally from Natal-Brazil but has lived in California for 17 years. He has a multicultural outlook, formed through personal experiences, including having lived and worked in Brazil, Mexico, and the United States. He has a keen passion for helping others, and plans to dedicate his career and life to financial inclusion and empowerment. Pedro holds both an MBA from UC Berkeley, Haas School of Business and Bachelors in Economics from UC Davis.
Datuk Dr Mohd Daud Bakar
Datuk Dr Mohd Daud Bakar
Chairman,
Amanie Group
Datuk Dr Mohd Daud Bakar
Datuk Dr Mohd Daud Bakar
Chairman ,
Amanie Group
  1. Datuk Dr. Mohd Daud Bakar is the Founder and Executive Chairman of Amanie Group. One of its flagship companies namely Amanie Advisors, is operating in few cities globally. He serves as the Chairman of the Shariah Advisory Council (SAC) at the Central Bank of Malaysia, the Securities Commission of Malaysia, the Labuan Financial Services Authority, the Astana International Financial Centre (AIFC), Kazakhstan, the First Abu Dhabi Bank, and Permodalan Nasional Berhad (PNB).
Datuk Dr Daud is also a Shariah board member of various global financial institutions, including the National Bank of Oman (Oman), Amundi Asset Management (France), Bank of London and Middle East (London), BNP Paribas Najma (Bahrain), Natixis Bank (Dubai), Oasis Asset Management (South Africa), Noor Islamic Bank (Dubai), Morgan Stanley (Dubai), Sedco Capital (Saudi and Luxembourg), and Dow Jones Islamic Market Index (New York) amongst many others. In the corporate world, Datuk is currently a member of the PNB InvestmentCommittee. He also served as a Board Director at Sime Darby Property Berhad and Chairman to Malaysia Islamic Economic Development Foundation (YaPEIM). In the academic side, he is the 8th President of the International Islamic University of Malaysia (IIUM) due to his vast skill and experience serving the university. Previously, his last post there was as the Deputy Vice-Chancellor. He was also the third Chair Professor in Islamic Banking and Finance of Yayasan Tun Ismail Mohamed Ali Berdaftar (YTI) PNB at Faculty of Economics and Muamalat, Universiti Sains Islam Malaysia (USIM). In addition, he is the co-founder of Experts Analytics Centre Sdn Bhd and MyFinB.
In 2016, he received the "Award of Excellence for Outstanding Contribution for Shariah Leadership & Advisory" at London Sukuk Summit Awards and "Shariah Adviser Award" at The Asset Triple A Islamic Finance Award. In 2014, he received the "Most Outstanding Individual" award by His Majesty, the King of Malaysia, in conjunction with the national-level Prophet Muhammad's birthday. Under his leadership, Amanie Advisors received the "Islamic Economy Knowledge Infrastructure Award" at the Global Islamic Economy Summit, Dubai 2015, by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, Oct 2015.
He received his first degree in Shariah from University of Kuwait in 1988 and obtained his PhD from University of St. Andrews, United Kingdom in 1993. In 2002, he completed his external Bachelor of Jurisprudence at University of Malaya. His first book entitled "Shariah Minds in Islamic Finance: An Inside Story of A Shariah Scholar" has won the "Islamic Finance Book of the Year 2016" by the Global Islamic Finance Award (GIFA) 2016. Then, his book on sukuk entitled "An Insightful Journey to Emirates Airline Sukuk: Pushing The Boundaries of Islamic Finance" has also won the "Best Islamic Finance Case 2017" by the GIFA 2017 in Kazakhstan. His latest books include Mindset Is Everything (2019), The Hard Truth Of Islamic Finance (2019), Ratiocination In Islamic Legal Theory (2019), and Corporate Matrimony (2019), Dukun Kegagalan (2019), Engsel Kehidupan (2019) and Sosialisasi Fekah Dalam Struktur Masyarakat (2019). His other books include I Have 25 Hours A Day : The Smart Way to Create More Time (2016), Mainstreaming Islamic Finance: Unveiling The Critical Success and Failure Factors An Insider And Global Perspective (2018), Saya Ada 25 Jam Sehari (2016), Be The Eagle Amongst The Birds (2018), Shariah is Life (2018), PULUN (2018), Anak Desa ke Persada Antarabangsa (2018), Harapan Buat Pakatan Harapan (2018), dan Membumikan Syariah : Menjelajahi Dimensi Syariah Secara 360 Darjah (2018).
Chris Tew
Chris Tew
VP Sales Asia Pacific,
Artificial Solutions
Chris Tew
Chris Tew
VP Sales Asia Pacific ,
Artificial Solutions
Chris Tew is VP Sales Asia Pacific at Artificial Solutions. With extensive experience of managing the APAC regional headquarters for several software businesses from his base in Singapore, Chris is leading the Company's expansion across the region. His expertise at developing the sales operations in the APAC region is clearly demonstrated by his track record at Mediasurface, Alterian, SDL and 3radical. In addition, Chris's software experience in digital marketing, data analytics and modelling in a wide number of industries is invaluable for leading the team in Singapore for Artificial Solutions. Chris has an MSc Advanced Manufacturing from Brunel University and a BSc in Production Engineering for Kingston University. A keen golfer, he lives in Singapore with his family.
Achim Schmillen
Achim Schmillen
Senior Economist,
The World Bank
Achim Schmillen
Achim Schmillen
Senior Economist ,
The World Bank
Achim Schmillen is a Senior Economist with the World Bank's Social Protection and Jobs Global Practice with expertise in the areas of labor markets, migration, jobs and social protection. His experience spans high quality analytic work and internationally visible research; extensive advisory activities and high-level policy dialogue; and hands-on operational field work and technical assistance in Bhutan, China, Germany, Malaysia, Mongolia, the Philippines,the United States and other countries. Achim joined the World Bank in 2013 through the Young Professionals Program and initially worked in the South Asia Human Development Unit. Previous work experience includes appointments with America's National Bureau of Economic Research and the research institute of Germany's Federal Employment Agency. He holds a Ph.D. in economics from the University of Regensburg and was a visiting researcher at the University of California, Berkeley and a postdoctoral researcher at the University of California, Los Angeles.
Nur Thuraya Sazali
Nur Thuraya Sazali
Research Associate,
Khazanah Research Institute
Nur Thuraya Sazali
Nur Thuraya Sazali
Research Associate ,
Khazanah Research Institute
Nur Thuraya Sazali is a Research Associate at the Khazanah Research Institute (KRI). Her current research projects focus on both the quantitative and qualitative aspects of the labour force. Thuraya received her Master of Public Policy and Management from the University of Melbourne and her bachelor's degree in Political Science and Economics from the University of Toronto. She was previously a Teach for Malaysia fellow.
Ronnie Tan
Ronnie Tan
CEO & Managing Director,
GAX MD
Ronnie Tan
Ronnie Tan
CEO & Managing Director ,
GAX MD

Mr. Ronnie Tan is currently the CEO & Managing Director of GAX MD and is responsible for developing the digital investment management ecosystem, and creating a working culture that promotes customer centricity, creative innovation and collaborative intelligence. He brings with him more than 35 years of experience in the financial, investment and capital market industry.  Since 2001, Mr. Ronnie has been the Managing Director of Silverlake Capital Market Solution, where he spearheaded the Silverlake Group in developing innovative solutions for the funds management and investment banking industry. He was responsible for the overall business growth, technology innovation, fostering strategic collaboration and creating value for clients. He also leads the Silverlake Group's Fintech Transformation strategy.   Prior to joining the Silverlake Group, Mr. Ronnie served as Group Head of IT and Operations for Hwang-DBS Investment Bank. Mr. Ronnie also served as the First Vice President, Chief Information Officer Group IT and Banking Operations for OCBC Bank. In both of these positions, he was primarily responsible for the Bank's strategic planning, digital innovation, operations and process re-engineering.  Mr. Ronnie received an Honours Degree in Computer Science and Accounting from Monash University, Australia in 1984.

Ankur Jakhwal
Ankur Jakhwal
Regional Director,
Aspirasi (Axiata Digital Capital)
Ankur Jakhwal
Ankur Jakhwal
Regional Director ,
Aspirasi (Axiata Digital Capital)

Founding member of Aspirasi (Axiata Digital Capital), set out to build the Aspirasi business and team across markets to empower micro SMEs with their financial needs to scale up their business.  A senior management professional and seasoned entrepreneur with over 20 years' experience managing large businesses, portfolios and teams in retail financial services across multinational (MNC) banks, corporations and SMEs.

Dr Ziyaad Mahomed
Dr Ziyaad Mahomed
Head of Islamic Social Finance,
INCEIF
Dr Ziyaad Mahomed
Dr Ziyaad Mahomed
Head of Islamic Social Finance ,
INCEIF
Asst Professor Dr. Ziyaad Mahomed Dr. Ziyaad Mahomed holds a PhD in Islamic Finance from Malaysia (INCEIF), BA (Hons) Business (Finance) from Anglia Ruskin University, United Kingdom, and MBA from MANCOSA, Republic of South Africa. He is also a Chartered Islamic Finance Practitioner and Certificate in Islamic Law holder from INCEIF and University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa, respectively. He studied the Islamic Sciences with specialization in Fiqh Mu'amalat from scholars in South Africa, Egypt and Jordan.  He has specialized in Shari'ah advisory and has gained experience in almost all sectors in the Islamic finance & investment industry including Sukuk, regulatory frameworks, Takaful modelling, Private Equity Fund Structuring, Risk Management and Fintech. He is the recipient of numerous global awards for his unique Islamic social finance – fintech modelling technique. Dr Ziyaad is an ardent researcher in Islamic jurisprudence and finance, accredited with several publications. He has provided training and advisory in Islamic finance in more than 20 countries, to over 10,000 Finance Professionals and Islamic Scholars, most recently awarded a lifetime achievement honor in recognition of his contribution to Islamic finance in Africa. He also serves as advisor/consultant on fintech, Islamic social finance and Sukuk to government organisations in the United Kingdom, Kazakhstan, the Philippines and Nigeria amongst others.  He presently serves as Associate Dean and Director of E-Learning & Executive Education, and as Assistant Professor and the Head of Islamic Social Finance at INCEIF. He specializes in Shariah (Islamic jurisprudence), Islamic Social Finance, Fintech and Islamic Capital Markets. He is also the Chairman of the Shariah Boards/Committees of HSBC Amanah (Malaysia), Taj Bank and FBN Quest Asset Managers (Nigeria), BML Islamic (Maldives) and Iman in Uzbekistan, amongst others.
Suraya Zainudin
Suraya Zainudin
Founder of RinggitOhRinggit.com,
Suraya Zainudin Communications
Suraya Zainudin
Suraya Zainudin
Founder of RinggitOhRinggit.com ,
Suraya Zainudin Communications
Suraya Zainudin is a writer, speaker and digital marketer specialising in online content creation and management. She is also the founder of the personal finance website RinggitOhRinggit.com and curator of Money Stories from Malaysians book series.
Chua Kuang Eu
Chua Kuang Eu
Customer Solutions Consultant,
JobStreet.com
Chua Kuang Eu
Chua Kuang Eu
Customer Solutions Consultant ,
JobStreet.com
Chua is a Customer Solutions Consultant with JobStreet.com. He has spent time with hundreds of companies to understand and work on their recruitment needs, and conducted numerous hiring solutions workshops for HR professionals and hiring managers. Coming from a vast experience in recruitment, he brings past and new insights on candidate psyche. Chua is passionate about bringing the right solutions to the client and believes communication is key to hiring, regardless of niche or tough to fill positions.
Wong Yoke Fun
Wong Yoke Fun
Head of IPO Team,
Tricor Investor & Issuing House Services
Wong Yoke Fun
Wong Yoke Fun
Head of IPO Team ,
Tricor Investor & Issuing House Services
WONG YOKE FUN  Tricor Malaysia Executive Director-Deputy Head of Investor Services & Head of IPO Team  • Fellow Member of the Malaysian Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators ("FCIS") . Yoke Fun is currently the Executive Director - Deputy Head of Investor Services & Head of IPO Team of Tricor Investor & Issuing House Services Sdn Bhd. She is also an Executive Director of Tricor Trustco (Labuan) Ltd.  She started her career in providing secretarial services and has since move on to various other divisions within the same group of companies. Her primary role now is to oversee the growth of the share registration services/investor services within the Tricor Group. This division has since expanded with the acquisition of a few companies in the same industry, including one that holds the licence to operate as Issuing House for companies seeking listing on the Stock Exchange through Initial Public Offering ("IPO"). She also heads an IPO Team that provides dedicated services for companies seeking listing. She is currently named company secretary of a number of private companies who are planning to go public. She has accumulated more than 25 years of experience in providing advisory services in the area of corporate secretarial, share registration and corporate exercises of public listed company.
Allen Ng
Allen Ng
Chief Economist,
Securities Commission Malaysia
Allen Ng
Allen Ng
Chief Economist ,
Securities Commission Malaysia
Allen is the Chief Economist of the Securities Commission Malaysia. He was previously Director of Research of Khazanah Research Institute and before that, an economist in Bank Negara Malaysia.
Adam Helmi
Adam Helmi
CFO & Co-Founder,
HEYALFRED
Adam Helmi
Adam Helmi
CFO & Co-Founder ,
HEYALFRED
Adam Helmi is the Co-founder and Chief Financial Officer of HeyAlfred - an AI chat-based mobile application that helps users better visualise, understand and manage their money.   Prior to HeyAlfred, Adam joined Ata Plus, an equity crowdfunding platform overlooking financial analysis and compliance.   Adam holds a BSc in Economics & Finance (Australia), as well as an MSc in International Business (UK). He is also a Malaysian Accredited MBAN Angel Investor.
Dan Ferguson
Dan Ferguson
Co-Founder,
Groove Jones
Dan Ferguson
Dan Ferguson
Co-Founder ,
Groove Jones
Dan is a strategic marketing executive with 30 years' experience in the digital space. He is a founding Partner at Groove Jones, a creative technology company that is recognized as industry leaders in the development of award-winning digital experiences leveraging the latest in AR (Augmented Reality) and VR (Virtual Reality) technologies.  A creative technologist at heart, Dan has inspired some of the world's biggest brands to innovate and engage with their audiences, including Amazon, AT&T, Capital One, Ford, Kraft, LEGO, Microsoft, Wells Fargo and Visa. Brandweek Magazine named Dan "Marketer of the Next Generation" for his work with digital brand engagement and was a finalist for the 2019 Ernst & Young "Entrepreneur of the Year" award.
Basheer Ahmad
Basheer Ahmad
Senior Manager, Markets,
Dubai Financial Services Authority
Basheer Ahmad
Basheer Ahmad
Senior Manager, Markets ,
Dubai Financial Services Authority
Basheer Ahmad works at the DFSA in the Markets Division. He was previously with the Securities Commission of Malaysia and had worked as deputy public prosecutor of the Attorney General's Chambers in Malaysia. Basheer is a Barrister-at-Law with the Lincoln's Inn, UK and holds law degree from the UK.  He also holds a Chartered Islamic Finance Professional qualification and MIT Fintech Future Commerce certificate.
Richard Taylor
Richard Taylor
CEO,
Lumi Global
Richard Taylor
Richard Taylor
CEO ,
Lumi Global
Richard joined Lumi as CEO in 2011, having spent 4 years as CEO of IML, a leading global event technology business. In 2013, Lumi acquired IML and merged it with Lumi, to create the leading AGM technology provider that Lumi is today. Richard and his team completed a successful MBO in 2017, backed by Vespa Capital.  Richard is also Chairman and Co-Founder of Halo Post Production, and has advised and supported a number of early-stage technology and media businesses. Richard has an MBA from INSEAD
Daryl Hatton
Daryl Hatton
Chief Executive Officer,
ConnectionPoint
Daryl Hatton
Daryl Hatton
Chief Executive Officer ,
ConnectionPoint
Daryl leads the innovative social commerce company ConnectionPoint, producer of the award winning global enterprise crowdfunding platform FundRazr and the leading edge sponsored crowdfunding system Sponsifi. He is a serial entrepreneur who loves the challenge of building companies from scratch, has founded multiple start-ups and helped bring one, Optio Software, to a successful NASDAQ IPO in 1999. Daryl is frequently called upon for expert commentary on nonprofit fundraising and crowdfunding topics for media sites including CBC, CTV, Global News, TVO, PostMedia, BBC, Forbes and Bloomberg.
Today, Daryl serves as board member and advisor to multiple Canadian and Silicon Valley based start-ups including Canadian securities crowdfunding site FrontFundr. He is a Director of the PayPal Giving Fund (Canada), Director of the National Crowdfunding and Fintech Association of Canada and sits on the Crowdfunding Working Group for #GivingTuesday.
Pathma Subramaniam
Pathma Subramaniam
Senior Writer,
The Edge Malaysia
Pathma Subramaniam
Pathma Subramaniam
Senior Writer ,
The Edge Malaysia
From an early age, Pathma Subramaniam has been interested in issues related to fairness, justice and equity.  She is especially interested in how present structures can be used to uplift the poorest people who have access to neither opportunities nor capital.  She started her career as a reporter Malaysiakini where she wrote extensively on major political developments in the country, socio-economy and human rights issues.  She now writes about responsible finance, impact investments, entrepreneurship and disruptive technology at The Edge Malaysia.  Her particular interests are in discovering new hiking trails, making fine jewellery and strives to practices mindfulness daily.
Chin Wei Min
Chin Wei Min
Executive Director,
Securities Commission Malaysia
Chin Wei Min
Chin Wei Min
Executive Director ,
Securities Commission Malaysia
Mr Chin Wei Min is an Executive Director at the Malaysia Securities Commission (SC), overseeing the Digital Strategy & Innovation Division. With more than 20 years of industry experience in the financial services sector, particularly in the emerging technology and digital domain, Wei Min plays a significant role in shaping and implementing the industry digital agenda at SC.
 
SC is the first country in ASEAN to introduce the regulatory framework to facilitate Equity Crowdfunding (ECF), P2P Financing, and Digital Investment Management (DIM). The SC also recently announced a regulatory framework for Digital Asset Exchanges (DAX).
Wilson Beh
Wilson Beh
Co-Founder,
PolicyStreet
Wilson Beh
Wilson Beh
Co-Founder ,
PolicyStreet
Wilson Beh is a Co-Founder of PolicyStreet, a leading InsurTech company which advances inclusive finance by making insurance protection simple, easy and affordable. The firm is a Financial Advisor and it is recognised as one of the Top 10 InsurTech companies in Asia. Wilson is a Forbes Asia 30 under 30 honouree in the Finance and Venture Capital category. Prior venturing into FinTech, he worked as an investment banker in a leading regional bank.
Norhizam Abdul Kadir
Norhizam Abdul Kadir
Vice President,
Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation (MDEC)
Norhizam Abdul Kadir
Norhizam Abdul Kadir
Vice President ,
Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation (MDEC)
Hizam brings with him 20 years' experience in multi-market technology and energy industries in various markets across Asia Pacific. He was with Intel, Microsoft and Ballard Power System before joining MDEC as Vice President in 2015. He has wide experience in corporate strategy and marketing, end-customer sales, business development, communications and channel marketing and enablement.
 
At MDEC, he currently oversees new growth areas, with key emphasis on Fintech and Islamic Digital Economy. Main responsible are building and growing the ecosystem in setting Malaysia as the hub for Inclusive and Islamic Fintech. Prior to this, Hizam managed the tech startup ecosystem where he formulated policies to attract global startups and its ecosystem, facilitated tech funding accessibility, prepared talent in emerging technologies and partnered with corporates for co-innovation.
 
Hizam sits on the board of directors of MiMOS Berhad. He is also an Investment Panel for Penjana Kapital and a member of the Advisory Council for Yayasan Peneraju Pendidikan Bumiputera.
 
He holds a bachelor's degree in communications from Purdue University, USA and a masters degree in Corporate Marketing and Communication from Universiti Putra Malaysia.
Sam Shafie
Sam Shafie
CEO,
pitchIN
Sam Shafie
Sam Shafie
CEO ,
pitchIN
Sam Shafie is the CEO of pitchIN, a Recognised Market Operator that offers an Equity Crowdfunding platform. A graduate from the Law Faculty of UKM, Sam has served in various public sector bodies before setting up pitchIN.
 
Sam is also the CEO of WatchTower and Friends (WTF) Accelerator, a leading early stage Tech Accelerator company.
Azrina Azmel
Azrina Azmel
Deputy General Manager,
Securities Commission Malaysia
Azrina Azmel
Azrina Azmel
Deputy General Manager ,
Securities Commission Malaysia
Azrina currently heads the Digital Department which is part of the Digital Strategy & Innovation Business Group of the Securities Commission Malaysia. In particular, she has led the development of the Digital Investment Management regulatory framework which was launched in May 2017.
 
Azrina has more than 18 years of experience in capital market regulatory and policy work. Her previous portfolios include leading capital market negotiations in international, regional and bilateral free trade agreements. She was also involved in the development of policies relating to equity crowdfunding, P2P financing, venture capital, private equity, investment banking and Islamic banking frameworks. Prior to her involvement in policy work, her earlier portfolios include advisory work on capital market regulations and law reform involving the Parliamentary process. She holds an LLB from the London School of Economics and Political Science.
Sharifatul Hanizah Said Ali
Sharifatul Hanizah Said Ali
Executive Director, Islamic Capital Market Development,
Securities Commission Malaysia
Sharifatul Hanizah Said Ali
Sharifatul Hanizah Said Ali
Executive Director, Islamic Capital Market Development ,
Securities Commission Malaysia
Sharifatul Hanizah is the Executive Director of Islamic Capital Market Development (ICMD) of the Securities Commission Malaysia (SC).
At ICMD, she manages a team that facilitates developmental initiatives for internationalisation of Malaysia’s Islamic Capital Market, reviews industry proposals and conducts compliance screening on public listed companies from the Shariah perspective. This encompasses initiatives through the deepening and broadening of ICM products and services, to further facilitate globalisation of Malaysia as an ICM hub.
Sharifatul Hanizah has an extensive and diverse experience of over 30 years in the fields of investment analysis, portfolio management, equity trading and unit trust while serving in various organisations such as Permodalan Nasional Berhad (PNB), RHB Investment Management Sdn Bhd and Muamalat Invest. During her tenure in PNB and RHB, Sharifatul Hanizah’s board experience was vast, spanning consumer goods, technology and manufacturing companies. She served on the boards of exchange-listed and private companies as a Nominee Director for both organisations.
Prior to joining the SC in August 2019, Sharifatul Hanizah was the Chief Executive Officer of SIDC, the learning and development arm of the SC. She is a Fellow of the Financial Services Institute of Australasia (F Fin), a Certified Financial Planner (CFP), an Islamic Financial Planner (IFP) and a Fellow of the Institute of Corporate Directors Malaysia (ICDM).
Chan Zhong Yang
Chan Zhong Yang
Assistant General Manager ,
Securities Commission Malaysia
Chan Zhong Yang
Chan Zhong Yang
Assistant General Manager ,
Securities Commission Malaysia
Zhong is an Assistant General Manager of the Securities Commission Malaysia's Digital Strategy and Innovation Business Group. He leads the Innovation function in the SC which regularly scans the market for new innovations and advises the management on the appropriate regulatory response. 
 
Zhong also plays a key role in defining and implementing the SC's Digital Agenda for the Malaysian Capital Market. 
 
The SC has recently announced a regulatory framework for Digital Asset Exchanges (DAX) in Malaysia, with 3 registered DAX operators, and have published a public consultation paper on a regulatory framework for Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs) in Malaysia.
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