Mr. Tan Nyat Chuan joined Bank Negara Malaysia in 1987. During his 30 years with the Central Bank, he has spent 10 years in the Banking Supervision Department, 5 years in the Investment Operations and Financial Markets Department specialising in the treasury risk management, 5 years in the Payment Systems Policy Department, 4 years as the Director of the Internal Audit Department, 5 years as the Director of the Payment Systems Policy Department and currently holds the position as Assistant Governor. He holds a MBA from the Manchester Business School, United Kingdom.
Senior Director, Payment Systems Policy Department Bank of Thailand
Mr. 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 Payment Systems Policy Department. His main responsibilities is to formulate and drive the implement of the National e-Payment Master Plan, including PromptPay system, Standardize of QR code project and the National Digital Identity (NDID) platform as the shared infrastructure of e-identity verification and authentication. He also plays a vital role in drafting the Payment Systems Act as well as the Payment Systems Roadmap.
During the past two years, he has worked actively in the area of Financial Technology. His important task is to promote the adoption of financial technology and innovative financial and payment products in order to enhance the capability of Thai financial service providers to be more efficient, more competitive and more robust which are main drivers to foster financial inclusion and economic growth of the country.
Besides, Mr. Buncha has long experiences in financial institutions policy and supervision. He used to work in the areas of risk management, risk modeling, and examination of Information Technology of commercial banks.
Tay Gim Soon is the Group Chief Operating Officer of Payments Network Malaysia (PayNet). At PayNet, his responsibilities include developing Malaysia’s financial market infrastructures for real-time gross settlement (RTGS), retail real-time payments, securities settlement, central securities depository (CSD), electronic payments and cheque clearing.
Chief Information Officer, Hong Kong Interbank Clearing Limited (HKICL)
Arthur Wong is the Chief Information Officer of Hong Kong Interbank Clearing Limited (HKICL). Before joining HKICL, Arthur was Head of Information Technology at China Construction Bank (Asia) (CCBA) and has more than 25 years of experience in information technology management with major banks and financial institutions in the Asia Pacific Region. Arthur joined China Construction Bank Hong Kong (CCBHK) in 1995 and was responsible for overseeing the technology function for CCB’s Hong Kong Branch, CCB International as well as other overseas branches. He left CCBHK in 2008 and joined Fubon Bank (HK), Sun Hung Kai Financial and then KKR Asia, where he was also the Head of IT. Arthur subsequently rejoined CCB Asia in early 2014. Arthur is also co-founder of popular Hong Kong web site HKGolden.com.
Ooi Huey Tyng is the Managing Director of GrabPay Singapore, Malaysia and Philippines, where she focuses on driving adoption of GrabPay with local cash-based merchants in each market. She oversees the strategic direction for the GrabPay business in these countries and is responsible for forging the business partnerships required to bring millions of merchants and consumers into the cashless future. Huey Tyng has more than 25 years of experience in senior positions at global banks and leading payments providers. Prior to joining Grab, Huey Tyng was Visa’s Country Manager for Singapore and Brunei where she was responsible for the country operation and overall P&L, including growth priorities, ePayment ecosystem expansion, regulatory engagement as well as key stakeholder management for regional banks headquartered in Singapore. Huey Tyng also held leadership roles at DBS, UOB, and Citi among others, where she was responsible for managing retail cards businesses, product, merchant acquisition and strategic partnerships.
Chief Marketing Commercial Officer, TNG Digital Sdn Bhd
Mark is the Chief Marketing & Commercial Officer for TNG Digital. He has 25 years of working experience across multiple industries with a keen sense for business value creation, driving new project start-ups, transforming outdated business models, and managing teams known for bold innovation and creative marketing campaigns. He is well regarded for cross functional expertise in strategy, critical thinking, marketing and project management and is a firm believer in Digital Social Media Marketing. He currently oversees the Marketing & Branding Strategy of the TNG Digital with focus on the consumer & commercial acquisition.
Khairil is the Chief Executive Officer of Axiata Digital (AD), leading investments and operations in digital businesses. Prior to this, Khairil was the Group Chief Marketing and Operations Officer for Axiata Group Berhad, a role he assumed since joining Axiata in 2012. The portfolio under Khairil’s management now consists of 18 digital brands focused on digital financial services (e-wallets, remittance, micro-insurance and micro-lending), digital advertising and platform services focused on API’s (Application Programming Interface) among which are Apigate, Boost, ada, BIMA, 11street and StoreKing. In addition, he is also a board member of Axiata Digital Innovation Fund (ADIF) and a member of the Industry Advisory Council of Bank Negara Malaysia's Paynet.
Head, Digital Innovation & Strategy, Virtual Banking & Payments Community Financial Services, Maybank Malaysia
Remy is the Head of Digital Innovation & Strategy at Maybank driving strategic innovation initiatives for the bank’s digital sales & service channels in-line with our aspiration to be the Digital Bank of Choice in Malaysia, with a focus on leveraging financial technology (Fintech) to deliver all-new, ground-breaking customer experiences. Passionate about enriching lives via technology, he has spent the last 16 years with leading market innovators such as Maxis and LG besides Maybank.
Director, Planning & Operations, Payments Japan Association
Mayu Suzuki is Director and founding member of the Payments Japan Association. Payments Japan was established in July 2018 to enable national-level, cross-industry collaboration for the promotion of non-cash payments. It currently embraces 280+ members from various industries including banks, non-banks, IT vendors, FinTechs, telcos, retailers, and food service providers.
Mayu currently overlooks the secretariat operations, and organizes the Association’s 7 annual projects, including QR Code Payment Standardization, National Payments Roadmap Development, and Credit Card API Guideline Enhancement. She has served over a decade in global consulting services with a focus on the payments industry. Apart from supporting the clients' business strategy development, she was dedicated to various national and international collaboration and rule-making initiatives lead by government agencies and trade bodies.
Paul Brisk has over twenty-six years’ experience working in consumer and retail payments. During this time, he has developed expertise on almost every aspect and component, both business and technical, of the end-to-end payment eco-system. Paul’s focus has been and continues to be the impact and introduction of emerging payment technologies to the payment eco-system. Paul is based in Jakarta and is Managing Director of Pembayaran Digital Indonesia which is linked to Singapore based company Digital Payments Asia-Pacific. Both companies are committed to delivering expert knowledge-based services to payment eco-system stakeholders to aid in the transformation to digital commerce. Paul’s payments career started in the early 1990s with a decade at Visa International in both Asia Pacific and Europe. During his career he has since lived and worked in numerous markets including Australia, Japan, the UK, New Zealand, Malaysia, and most recently, Indonesia.
Jinjia Zhou is the Chair of EMVCo QR Code Task Force in EMVCo. She also serves on the Next Generation Task Force and Level 2 Working Group on behalf of China UnionPay. Within China UnionPay, Jinjia Zhou is focussing on specifications for chip technology, payment innovation and security. Prior to joining China UnionPay, Jinjia has worked in various banking and financial service organizations. She holds a Master’s Degree in Electronic and Electrical Engineering from Nanyang Technological University.
Vice President and Head of Market Development, Mastercard
Devesh Kuwadekar is currently Vice President and Head of Market Development with Mastercard and based in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Devesh is responsible for driving Mastercard’s engagement with Banks, Non-Banks, Government entities, Merchants, Payment facilitators, Airline and Travel segment in Malaysia and Brunei. Prior to his current role, Devesh spent over 12 years in various capacities with Qatar Airways in Doha, with his last role as Sr Manager Business Development and Marketing for Qatar Duty Free, a wholly owned subsidiary of Qatar Airways.
Mohamad Hafidz has been Vice President, Regional Head of Acceptance for Asia Pacific since March 2017. Mohamad has also served as Head of Processing & Enterprise Security Solutions in Mastercard Japan prior to returning to Singapore. While in in Japan, he was responsible for the enablement and localization of Mastercard’s processing capabilities to better support the domestic Japanese payments eco-system. With more than 25 years of experience in Asia Pacific, he has developed a strong regional focus in payments. His career journey in banking systems, processing, operations as well as product management has helped numerous markets adopt new payment, authentication and payment security solution and frameworks. He is currently responsible for Mastercard’s acceptance expansion strategy for Asia Pacific covering both conventional and digital points of interactions. Driving product strategies to ensure maximum penetration of market segments and working with customers to identify opportunities at MasterCard Asia Pacific.
Joel Tay serves as the new Chief Executive Office of Soft Space and is driven to transform the payment and banking industry in Asia. With 14 years of experience in financial consulting, operational improvement strategies and risk management under his belt, he has the vision to take the company to a whole new level. This includes venturing into omnichannel payments methods such as artificial intelligence technologies, big data analytics and CRM.
Tac Watanabe is Executive Vice President of the Brand Infrastructure & Technologies unit of JCB, and is responsible for developing and managing the delivery of products such as EMV, 3-D Secure, contactless and mobile payments. He is also leading the development of emerging products and services, including mobile wallets, tokenization, biometrics and remote payments, in order to deliver JCB’s unique value to its stakeholders. Tac was appointed to this position in January 2012. Tac has spent more than 20 years out of his 26-year career with JCB in the global area, making significant contributions to expanding the JCB brand globally. He was based in the U.S. for 6 years, and during his last 2 years in Los Angeles, he was in charge of smart card and other advanced technologies for the region.
Thomas Decker has over 20 years of experience in the card industry. He started his career with SMARTRAC, the leading RFID inlay and tag manufacturer, in 2003. During this time, he has served in different sales & business development related functions. In April 2017 SMARTRAC’s cards & ID document related divisions was acquired by French company LINXENS. Under the new ownership, Thomas is heading the Product Marketing for all Finance, Transit and Access Control products. Thomas holds a Master degree in Engineering from the University of Applied Science in Munich.
Regional Marketing Manager, Digital Security Solutions Division, Infineon Asia Pacific
As a Regional Marketing Manager in the Digital Security Solutions Division of Infineon Technologies Asia Pacific, Yew Fai is responsible for all Payment marketing activities in the APAC region. These include product strategy and planning, as well as partnership programs with industry players. He has more than 14 years of experience in the smart card industry. Besides his current role as regional marketing for APAC, his experience in the smartcard industry also covers Application Engineering, Technical Marketing for Government Identity, as well as Business Development in the South East Asia region. Before joining Infineon Technologies, Yew Fai was a software programmer within Mitsubishi Electric for 3 years, and is responsible for operating system development for audio system. Yew Fai completed his studies at Nanyang Technological University in Singapore with an honors degree in Electronics and Electrical Engineering.