Brendan Carney is the CEO of Citibank Singapore Limited and the Global Consumer Banking (GCB) ASEAN Cluster Head.
Based in Singapore, Brendan manages the Consumer Business for Citibank Singapore and is responsible for the leadership of the consumer franchise in the ASEAN cluster, comprising Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam, excluding Citi’s International Personal Bank. He is a member of Citi’s GCB Regional Leadership Team and the ASEAN Management Team.
Prior to this appointment, Brendan was the Consumer Business Manager (CBM) for South Korea, a role he took on in July 2015. During his tenure, he led a successful turnaround of the Korea consumer business, launching award-winning new digital platforms, doubling mobile banking usage, increasing digital acquisitions, introducing state-of-the-art wealth management centres and transforming its branch network.
Since joining Citi in 2002 as Country Business Manager for Portugal, Brendan has held various senior positions across the globe. He was appointed Consumer Business Manager and Vice President of the Management Board for Citi Handlowy in Poland in 2012, and CCO and Country Business Manager for Belgium in 2010, where he steered the consumer business to profitability within two years before leading its successful sale to Credit Mutuel Nord Europe in 2012. Prior to starting his banking career with Citi, Brendan held several key roles in consulting and general management of start-up companies.
Brendan serves as a Director of Citibank Singapore Limited, Chairperson of Singapore’s Institute of Banking and Finance (IBF) Consumer Banking Industry Workgroup, a member of IBF’s Standards Committee, and Singapore’s Digital Readiness Network. Brendan holds an MBA from the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School of Business and a BA in Economics from the University of Michigan.
Brett joined Fenergo in 2014 as VP of Sales for APAC to build out Fenergo’s footprint across Asia Pacific. With over 25 years’ experience in the fintech industry, Brett brings extensive experience to the role having worked as Manager of Asia for Avox for seven years and Regional Director of Algorithmics for nine years previous. Brett studied Marketing & Finance in Charles Sturt University and Applied Finance & Investment with FINSIA – the Securities Institute of Australia.
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Eiichiro Yanagawa is a senior analyst with Celent's Asian Financial Services group and is based in the firm’s Tokyo office. His research focuses on IT strategy issues in the Japanese and Asian banking and financial industries.
Dr. Jidong Chen is General Manager of ZOLOZ, the Trusted Identity Platform of Ant Group, where he is responsible for research and development, as well as application of biometric identification.
Dr. Chen leads a team at Ant Group that applied biometric technology to the identity and authentication use cases for hundreds of millions of Alipay and MYbank users. He also led a team that applied “Smile to Pay” technology to the KFC chain of restaurants, a project which was selected as one of 2017’s breakthrough technology in MIT Technology Review.
Before joining Ant Group, Dr Chen was Chief Data Scientist at Renren Games and the head of data analytics at EMC Labs China, where he was responsible for research and advanced development projects in data management and analytics.
Matthew is currently executive vice president and head of services for Mastercard in Asia Pacific responsible for the development and management of Mastercard’s services portfolio including Mastercard Advisors Consulting, Data & Analytics, Test&Learn, Loyalty, Managed Services, Innovation Management, as well as Cyber and Intelligence, Fraud & Risk Solutions.
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Riddhi Dutta is the Regional Director for Asia at Backbase.
Riddhi oversees Backbase' go-to-market success for his territory in Asia Pacific. He helps financial institutions turn their digital ambitions into reality, helping them with designing digital transformation initiatives which are feasible, tailored, and creative with instant business value.
Riddhi has an excellent track record of championing legacy modernisation initiatives in several banks across the region, where he consulted and helped banks move to open banking platforms, including modern core banking and treasury solutions. Prior to joining Backbase, Riddhi held several senior roles at Infosys Finacle, Fintellix Solutions and ITC Infotech.
Riddhi earned a Masters of Business Administration in Marketing and Systems from the University of Delhi.
Rohit Bammi is the Global Head of Institution Business at Nium. A seasoned professional with over 30 years of experience in fintech, banking and the financial services industry, Rohit has a deep knowledge of financial services and banking products. In his role, Rohit is responsible for driving Nium’s business strategy, sales and partnerships with banks and financial institutions to encourage the digitisation of financial services by incumbent and new financial players.
Dr. Shuang is a Senior Director and the Head of Machine Learning at Ant Group. He's dedicated to build the machine learning technologies that enable Ant to provide a wide spectrum of financial services (payment, banking, credit, loan, insurance, wealth management) to 1.2 billion users around the world.
Before joining Ant, Dr. Shuang was the Cofounder and Chief Scientist of Operator Inc. (2014-2017), where he created the world's very first conversational bot for e-commerce (shopping concierge). Prior to that, he was the Lead Scientist and a Staff Machine Learning Engineer at Twitter, where he led Twitter's machine learning infrastructure, content understanding, personalization and recommendation (2012-2015).
Dr. Shuang earned his Ph.D from Georgia Institute of Technology. He is the recipient of multiple awards including Best Paper Awards from ACM SIGIR (2011), UAI (finalist, 2010), PAKDD (2008) and CCAI (2008), a Facebook Fellowship (finalist, 2011), a Yahoo! Key Scientific Award (2011), and the President's Award of Chinese Academy of Sciences (2008).