Mr. Joseph Chan, Chief Executive Officer of AsiaPay, founded the company in August 2000. He spearheaded the company and product development together with his management team, to become one of the most successful electronic payment service and technology company in Asia, with operations covering 16 countries.
Through successive positions in banking and finance industries, Joseph has consolidated his expertise and experience in strategic planning, management and implementation of financial, electronic banking, Internet and mobile product services and systems in Asia.
Prior to AsiaPay, Joseph took various management positions at Barings, Citibank N.A., Bank of America and Dah Sing Bank.
Joseph received his Bachelor of Science degree and Master of Economics degree from Monash University in Australia.
Joseph actively participates and contributes to the development of e-Commerce and e-Payment in the community and is an active member of various renowned associations in Asia. And, he is appointed by HK Trade Development Council as member of ICT Advisory Committee, and is awarded” China Outstanding Innovative Entrepreneur Award”.
Joseph’s achievement has been recognized by the society and Joseph was honorably to receive "Asia Pacific Entrepreneurship Awards 2013 - the Most Promising Entrepreneurship Award” and “EY Entrepreneur of the Year 2014” award. "Cards & Electronic Payments International (CEPI) Asia Disruptor 2016” Award，"2017 (Industry) Influential Leader"
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Chief Bitcoin Officer
14 year veteran of Wall Street Technology, Jerry has worked at Goldman Sachs and JPMorgan Technology before going out into the new field of cryptocurrencies. He has tried his hand at Bitcoin startups in Japan with Bittoku G.K, before finally finding his calling at SBI BITS, the FinTech arm of SBI Holdings. Jerry also is an influential speaker and expert in the crypto space having spoken at events such as Inside Bitcoins HK, Korea, and Blockcon in Vietnam, as well as being the primary author of wallstreettechnologist.com fintech blog. Currently Jerry is working on building institutional models in cryptocurrency space.
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Eugene Chang holds a degree of MBA from Chicago UI, MA of science from the ivy university in Taiwan NTU) and BA of law science and civil engineering. He is also an architect and finance advisor.
He is the author of "The future of bitcoin and blockchain" which is the only and first bitcoin book written in traditional Chinese. He is an enthusiast, advocator in blockchain which he considers the key to better civilization and future.
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Studied at MIT, worked for Facebook and run her own startup in Korea before moving to London. In London she set up a blockchain R&D lab which has worked with major card company, investment bank and remittance startup. From 2016, she worked for HSBC as its 1st blockchain team focusing on blockchain data analytics. Currently, she runs the biggest blockchain community group (2200 members) in London focusing on private blockchain technology, works as partner at Blockchain investment fund in Korea and advises multiple blockchain projects, cryptofunds and enterprises.
Vinayak Dalmia is a technology entrepreneur and political thinker. He has worked with McKinsey & Co. Vinayak regularly writes and speaks in the media on technology issues. Vinayak is also a visiting expert at the Observer Research Foundation. He has studied economics at Cambridge and University of California, Berkeley.
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Alejandro De La Torre
VP Business Development
Alejandro has been in bitcoin and cryptocurrency since early 2013. His primary goal since day one was to expand the use of cryptocurrency. In 2015, the bitcoin startup he was a part of got acquired by the leading bitcoin mining manufacturer Bitmain. This startup was re-branded to BTC.com. He now leads business development for the BTC.com products, mainly the multi-platform bitcoin & bitcoin cash wallet and the bitcoin mining pool.
CEO and Co-Founder
Simon Dixon is the CEO & co-founder of BankToTheFuture.com & author of the book 'Bank to the Future'. An active banking reformer and director of the UK Digital Currency Association & UK CrowdFunding Association, who regularly speaks on the future of finance to governments, businesses, investors and financial institutions. An ex-investment banker that left corporate in 2006 to launch his first business, angel funded by billionaire Peter Hargreaves and advocate of CrowdFunding since raising finance for BankToTheFuture.com through Equity CrowdFunding on it's own platform. You will find Simon regularly quoted & appearing in much of the major press & media including BBC, FT, Reuters, Bloomberg, Wall Street Journal to mention a few.
Global Senior Vice President
Gaurav Dua is a Global Senior Vice President, Consulting at Frost & Sullivan. He has over 17 years of experience in working with CMOs, CSOs, CTOs, CKOs, and COOs of large global corporations across sectors on transformational programs with organization wide impact. Prior to joining Frost & Sullivan, Gaurav was the Global Practice Head at CRISIL Ltd (A Standard and Poor’s Company). Gaurav has expertise in managing executive programs such as Knowledge Management, Key Account Management (KAM), Campaign Management, Sales and Marketing Operations Support, RFP/Bid Management Support, Content management, Proposition Development Support for large MNC clients. He has managed multi-million dollar portfolios with rich consulting and research experience in sectors such as BFSI, Retail/CPG, Telecom/ High Tech, Pharmaceuticals, Insurance, Healthcare, Manufacturing, and Utilities. He is leading the Fintech Research Practice at Frost & Sullivan. Gaurav has been extensively quoted in leading International and National journals and has more than 35 articles to his credit in publications such as the New York Times, CIO Asia, The Economic Times, and Financial Times (India). He has been invited to speak at various industry forums regularly and was also a part of the Jury Panel for the prestigious “The Economic Times Telecom Awards 2014”.
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Sang H. Lee
Sang H. Lee is the CEO and founder of DarcMatter. Formerly an investment banker at leading European investment bank BNP Paribas, Sang has significant experience in the advisory and execution of more than $10.0 Bn equivalent of investment banking transactions in North America. Sang was recognized as a “Top Global Talent” and worked on bank level strategy projects for the executive committee.
As an entrepreneur, Sang has been recognized as an 'Under30CEO Entrepreneur to Watch in New York City' and a 'GOOD100' fellow, an annual list of 100 change making entrepreneurs. He has been featured in both domestic and international publications including Forbes, Bloomberg Radio etc.
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Founder & CEO
Dongpyo Hong, as a member of board of directors in FIDO Alliance, has been making a big contribution for developing FIDO ecosystem and actual market deployments in Asia. Especially, as a vice chairman of FIDO Forum Korea, he has been more focusing on Korean ecosystem with advanced FIDO Solution. For reference, Korea has secondly largest members in FIDO Alliance as well as Korea has most FIDO certified products globally. During his stay in Japan and the U.S. over nine years, he had successful business case with accumulated know-how based on hands-on experience in IT industry. He succeeded to commercialize biometrics to global customers such as Google and Microsoft as a president of biometric company in the U.S.. Seven years ago, as a team leader of Samsung Japan R&D Center, he conducted in-depth research of innovative technologies developed in Japan and Korea regarding IT sectors. From his coming back from U.S last year, he founded Global PD that is helping and consulting global ventures in biometrics, security & Fintech, and IoT industry
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Guedon Jung has built most of his career as a developer and development manager in major portals in Korea and has been in the financial field for the last two years to launch the Kakao Bank. Jung majored in Expert System, an area of AI in Inha University Intelligent Agent Lab. After graduation, he has conducted various development projects such as Hanmail, social media, mobile, and platform at Lycos Korea, Daum Communications, and KaKao. Since then, Jung has been a team leader of platform technology team of Kakao and now he is a CTO of KaKao Bank. He is very much interested in how ICT convergence can enable technology-led innovation in the financial or banking regulatory industry.
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Sales Consulting Director
Seungwoo Kang is a Sales Consulting Director in Oracle Korea and leading a technology team on blockchain and cloud architecturing. He’s been working in IT industry more than 20 years and had joined some big projects like ‘Real-estate registration’ project, ‘Korea Customs Service’ system. He has extensive experiences on various IT systems, especially on middleware and distributed environment. Recently, he’s doing research on blockchain technology and Machine learning.
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Since Dongseok Kang established VD Korea in July, 2011, he has been working as one of leading E-Commerce experts both in Korea and China. Carrying out numerous projects with Chinese conglomerates as Baidu, Alibaba and Tencent known as B.A.T., he has obtained vast amount of knowledges and experiences from various areas of on-line distribution channel of the Chinese market, on-line big data marketing, mobile payment (Fin Tech) and O2O Cross-Border Trading. Providing quality consulting service to the market players, he is contributing himself to the prosperity of the e-commerce industry as a head of Korea–China on-line distribution research institute. With his impressive performances for the Korean companies in the Chinese market, he has been awarded the prizes of the best overseas consulting service and a certificate of commendation of “K-Biz“. With One Transact, a Hong Kong-based financial service provider, Kang launched “VD Pay“, an easy payment solution service which combines AliPay, WeChat Pay and UnionPay at the same time for Chinese travelers all over the world. He also made a contract to provide easy payment service to FORA-BANK, one of leading banks in Russia, and it will be available in the Russian market before Russia World Cup 2018.
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Zennon is the Founder and Director of Kapronasia, one of Asia’s leading providers of research and consulting services focusing on the financial industry and financial technology. Zennon has been involved in the financial technology industry for over 20 years and has been published and mentioned in numerous online and offline publications including the Wall Street Journal, the FT, New York Times, the Economist, Reuters, Bloomberg, Forbes, and the South China Morning Post. He is a regular participant in industry events both in Asia and globally covering all topics financial technology and digital currency and has testified in front of the U.S. Congress on issues of China fintech.
Zennon is also the author of ‘Chomping at the Bitcoin: The History and Future of Bitcoin in China’ published by Penguin. Before Kapronasia, Zennon was the Global Banking Industry Manager for Intel based out of Shanghai, China and, prior to Intel, was the CIO for Citigroup Portugal. He holds a Bachelor’s of Science in Computer Science from Syracuse University and an MBA from INSEAD.
Seung-Ki Kim is currently the CEO of Certon and Givtech Co., Ltd., and is well known that he was the first leader of FinTech in Korea and led a non-contact (RF) card payment business in cooperation with Kookmin Card, BC Card and Shinhan Card. Currently, he is a director of the KIBPA, and has been engaged in various business and consulting activities throughout the block chain industry. He has experience as a block chain committee member for Moon Jae-in, the Democratic Party in Korea, and a member of the Credit Guarantee Fund SME Management Support Group. During his career as a consultant in the Korea Productivity Center, he has also established an information searcher, e-commerce manager and ITQ certification. He also served as a commissioned professor of the SME Promotion Corporation and general manager of the LG-EDS e-business business. He received a bachelor's degree in Business Administration from Chung-Ang University and MBA from Kwangwoon University.
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Advisor (Hyundai Pay CEO)
Larry (Byung-chul) Kim, is the C.E.O. of HyundaiPay. He has developed his career at SSangYong Information & Communications Corp, ORACLE Korea, and also taught at Kyung Hee University as an Adjunct professor of the Graduate School of Business Administration. Larry spent 7 years at Hyundai BS&C as ICT New Business General Director and became C.E.O of HyundaiPay since June 2017. With his 27 years of experiences in IT and Fintech industries, Larry is now managing Blockchain-based financial business and IoT infrastructure at HyundaiPay, leading several new businesses including a Blockchain technical cooperation with HANCOM GROUP, MODA, KRP etc. He has also given a several keynote speeches and lectures in regards to Hdac related Technology and Blockchain Technology at seminars and forums such as ‘Hyper Connected Society 2017’, sponsored by etoday, ‘FinTech 2017’, sponsored by Korea Finance Newspaper, and ‘Blockchain Blockbuster’ seminar hosted by The Electronic Times and Korea Software Industry Association.
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Eik-hwan Kim, CEO of Coinnest, is known as a specialist in the fields of cryptocurrency, blockchain and mining. Eik-hwan KIM visited each site by himself in order to check the cryptocurrency, related technology development team and technical analysis for new cryptocurrency listings in various countries. Kim, currently, leads the industry with abundant human network and blockchain expertise. Kim is a graduate of the Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Korea University, and the Department of Law, Univerisity of International Business and Economics. He has a lot of experiences in investment, development and operation of cryptocurrency mining and overseas remittance.
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Deokyoon Ko received a Ph.D. degree in computer science at Sogang University, Korea. Ko worked in Saehan Information Systems as a software engineer for years. Ko lectured as a research professor in Sogang University and Shinhan University. Currently, he works in Finotek as a principal researcher on Financial Artificial Intelligence.
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Dongbum Lee is Architect in Microsoft Modern Application Center of Excellence and responsible for technical architecture delivery to enterprise customers who want to make business transformation.Dongbum is a recognized expert in Enterprise software architecting and development consulting. Especially he has worked extensively on issues of competitive, mission critical, complex tech- edges(like cognitive services, artificial intelligent and IoT) and strategies. Nowadays he is leading various Blockchain projects across APAC region for Banking to Manufacturing industry customers.
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Henry Lee is the Manager of DAYLI Financial Group, a leading FinTech company in Asia, where he is responsible for corporate strategy and investor relations. Henry is also in charge of business development at The Loop, a blockchain-arm of DAYLI Financial Group. He has extensive experiences in leading various cryptocurrency and blockchain related businesses, including enterprise distributed ledger development and public blockchain project. Prior to joining DAYLI Financial Group, Henry worked at J.P. Morgan and Deutsche Bank investment banking division where he was involved in number of M&A, IPO, and capital markets transactions and advised wide array of clients in the financial and technology sectors. Henry received his B.B.A. in Business Administration from the George Washington University.
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Founder and Chair
Originally from the United States, graduating from Northeastern University in Boston Massachusetts where he studied law, finance and technology, Edmund Lowell is a serial entrepreneur living in Asia since 2011, innovating at the crossroads of finance, technology and legal fields. Edmund has built a number of Fintech and RegTech products during this time including Incorporations.io, KYC-Chain.com and The SelfKey foundation. He founded SelfKey.org because he sees self sovereign digital identity as a key to unlocking new human potential and radically enabling financial inclusion.
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Pavel is a FinTech expert with over 13 years of deep technology experiences gained from working within capital markets in senior roles at Morgan Stanley, BNP Paribas, Credit Suisse, Barclays Capital, to name just a few. He has led developer teams for Russian and international IT companies, worked as a senior solutions architect and holds an MSc in Computer Science from one of Russia’s prestigious universities. Pavel is driven by an urge to ‘make Bitcoin simple’ so as many people as possible can experience the financial freedoms afforded by the cryptocurrency.
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Jeff McDonald is the Vice President of the NEM Foundation and has been working as a Core Team member on the NEM project since before its launch. He worked from 2008 until 2017 as an assistant professor at Keimyung University in South Korea teaching communications classes. Before that he worked in Lesotho, Southern Africa for two years as a US Peace Corps Volunteer.
Jeff has been a blockchain enthusiast since 2013 and an advocate for blockchains to be used as more than just a ledger for financial transactions but instead also as a ledger and security solution for valuable information. As the inventor of the Apostille protocol on NEM and the CEO of LuxTag, a company offering the most advanced document notarization and tokenization solutions on the blockchain, he further champions expanding boundaries of blockchain beyond sending money.
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After pursuing her undergraduate degree in Economics and Physics at the University of Pennsylvania, Shikha completed her LLB and LLM from the Jindal Global Law School, specializing in Tax Law.
After a 3-year stint in corporate law practice and policy work at the IICA (Indian Institute of Corporate Affairs), she now holds a faculty position at Jindal Global Law School, designing and delivering courses on Tax and Property Law. She has also been actively speaking and writing on topics such as taxation in the digital economy and application of OECD (BEPS) guidelines to the Indian context.
She is an active speaker and trainer with recent engagements including tax training on GST to State Civil Service Officers in India & at the CII (Confederation of Indian Industries). She's on the panel of DABFI (Digital Asset and Blockchain Foundation of India) and is actively involved in the crypto-ecosystem as a writer and speaker, engaging with businesses, consumers and revenue officials on the conceptual, technological and regulatory evolution of Crypto Currencies and the underlying Distributed Ledger Technology. As a subject expert, she recently spoke at the IFA conference in Mauritius, Digital Symposium in Singapore organised by Prof Jeff Owens (Ex-director of Centre for Tax Policy, OECD) and is invited to speak by Prof Roy Rohatgi at the Foundation of International Tax conference in Mumbai. She is also part of a global multi-stakeholder committee; a joint collaboration between Vienna University, Austria and NET (new economy taxation) which explores how businesses and tax administrations around the world are reacting to and managing the disruptive effect of new and emerging business models and Blockchain technology in Asia.
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Chief Technology Office
Ho-yeol Na is a software developer and currently servces as Chief Technology Officer in Kakao Pay Corp. Ho-yeol graduated from Inha University and received his master's degree in software from KAIST. He has led various development projects in social services, search engine, and FinTech field in Korea's Top corporations as Neowiz, First Snow, SK Communications and Neowiz. Currently, he is working closely with various financial institutions and partners aiming to build up a new life financial platform "without wallet" at Kakao Pay.
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Paul Nazarov is co-founder of VLB and CarFix. He has extensive experience with start-ups having been co-founder of AloeCure.com and FCG. Paul worked for Macquarie Group in infrastructure fund management, Mubadala Development Company in sovereign wealth, NRG Capital handing middle market private equity and Houlihan Lokey on the investment bank side. Paul is a graduate of Stern School of Business in New York City.
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Innovation Lab Leader
Terry (Chang-Yun Oh) is leading the Innovation Lab at Citi Korea and driving innovation initiatives using emerging technologies such as Robotic Process Automation (RPA). In 2017, he led a RPA project for the Anti Money Laundering (AML) monitoring process. In addition, Terry has been working in various digital and innovation areas successfully at Citi such as Chief Architect, IT strategy, governance, project management and software quality assurance for the last ten years. He has a Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree from Korea University.
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Jeff Paik is one of the most professional blockchain experts in Korea. Jeff currently serves as CEO of Finector.com, a research startup which focuses on blockchain, finance and IT. Previously, Jeff was responsible for business development at R3, the world's largest financial consortium and also served as an advisor at Febushi Capital, the first China-based venture capital firm that exclusively invests in Blockchain-enabled companies.
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Andrew Park is Managing Director at Visa International in Korea who collaborates with banks and credit card issuers to provide safe and most convenient payment experience to Korean consumers. After spending over 20 years in financial and payment industry, Andrew provides distinctive thought leadership and insights in continuous evolution of digital payment ecosystem. Andrew gained expertise in credit and digital payments markets as he held various positions at JP Morgan Chase.
Andrew holds BS in computer science and MBA from Columbia University and MS in direct marketing communications from New York University.
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Senior Certified IT Architect, CTO Office
SeYoul Park is the financial architect leader for banking and financial markets and also blockchain technical leader in IBM Korea. In this role, he oversees the development and delivery of IBM’s points of view regarding innovation and differentiating capabilities for Front Office, Customer Servicing and Multichannel Transformation for Banking and Financial Markets. He was a keynote speaker at several FinTech, AI and Blockchain conferences. He also has many customer projects experiences and focuses on FinTech, Digital bank based on Open API, Robo-Advisor, Omni-channel and AI areas.
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S. Nathan Park is versatile litigator who has handled every type of complex financial litigation, including cross-border matters involving securities and derivatives. He often represents clients in connection with regulatory investigations involving U.S. and Korean authorities. He also has experience with international judgment enforcement and international arbitration.
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Director of Partnerships
Ella Qiang is director of partnerships at Stellar Development Foundation. She leads strategic partnerships in East Asia, facilitating collaboration with institutions and businesses utilizing Stellar’s open-source distributed ledger.
Prior to Stellar, Ella worked in renewable energy and banking. At China Development Bank, she managed a project finance portfolio of Chinese and international infrastructure assets. Ella holds an MBA degree from UCLA Anderson, and Bachelor’s in Finance from Indiana University.
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Ella Qiang is moderator of the following session:
Head of Operations, Asia Pacific
As Head of Operations, Asia Pacific of BTC Media LLC, John Riggins is a leader in digital currency and distributed ledger communications. After realizing the disruptive potential of blockchain technology for global trade while working in revenue strategy at FedEx, John joined BTC Media, a corporate group that includes The Distributed Ledger, Distributed Events, Distributed.com, Bitcoin Magazine, yBitcoin and Gongshi Tan. BTC Media is now the world’s preeminent Blockchain and digital currencies focused media group, reaching readers worldwide and representing over 130 fintech advertisers ranging from startups to multi-billion-dollar Fortune 500 companies.
John’s previous entrepreneurial ventures include Forza Financial, a microfinance company he co-founded and grew from concept to a leading domestic MFI in the US. John also provides consulting services for companies and institutions who are seeking to break into the Blockchain space. John was an Honors student at the University of Alabama where he earned degrees in economics and Mandarin Chinese. Originally from Memphis, Tennessee, John now lives and works in Shanghai, China, where BTC Media makes its Asia headquarters.
Director - Office of the CTO
Mauro is a Cloud Computing expert with more than 20 years designing, building and operating large scale systems in the global IT industry. Prior to arriving at Google, Mauro worked at IBM, leading the Cloud and Artificial Intelligence teams responsible for designing and implementing solutions for large enterprise. Mauro also served as Vice President of Cloud and Advanced Services at 1NET-Mediacorp, filled leadership positions at Citibank, Morgan Stanley and Amazon.com, where he lead the team responsible for launching and operating AWS in Asia.
He is passionate about Artificial Intelligence & Open Source, and has contributed to many open source projects, including early contributions to the development of Linux.
An Argentinian citizen by birth, he has resided in Asia since 1994 and Singapore since 2010.
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CEO & Co-Founder
Sean Shin is the Co-Founder and CEO of DAYLI Financial Group, Korea’s largest FinTech group, and is recognized as an expert in digital transformation of financial industry. He has extensive work experiences in various financial sectors, including banks, insurance, and securities. Sean also serves as advisor for leading financial institutions and government regulators. Based on his experience and expertise, Sean founded DAYLI Financial Group in 2015 to create values in innovative technologies and services that will become the core driver of financial transformation. Over the past three years, DAYLI Financial Group has experienced unprecedented growth and expects to generate USD 100 million in revenue and positive operating income in 2017.
Sean received his MBA from Syracuse University and worked in PwC, Towers Watson, and Mirae Asset securities. He is also a Certified Public Accountant both in Korea (KICPA) and US (AICPA), Fellow of Societies of Actuaries (FSA), and Certified Financial Analyst (CFA). In addition, Sean was selected 24 times as Korea’s Best Analyst in the financial sector from 2010 to 2015 and as Asia’s Best Analyst in financial sector for 3 consecutive years from 2011.
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Co-Founder and Business Development Lead
Talal Tabbaa is the Co-Founder and Business Development Lead at The Jibrel Network managing the network’s relationships with financial institutions, regulators, investors and customer base. Talal is also responsible for the network’s finance strategy and growth plans into the Middle East. Prior to co-founding The Jibrel Network, Talal worked in a variety of financial and supply chain consulting services such as asset and portfolio management for private family offices in Saudi Arabia and working with top tier management consultancies such as PwC. Most notably, Talal set-up and managed a holding company established in 2015 with ~3 BN USD of AUM for a private family office in Saudi Arabia. Talal received a Bachelor’s of Science in Industrial Engineering from Purdue University. Talal is a founding member of Purdue’s Arab American Association for Engineers and Architects (AAAEA) and a member of Alpha Pi Mu (Industrial Engineering Honors Society) and the Institute of Industrial and Systems Engineers (IIE). His professional interests focus on decentralized systems, smart regulations, systems and process optimization and the digitization of assets. In addition, Talal serves as a member on the Board of Al Tewfik Automobile and Equipment Co in Amman, Jordan, Real Estate Development and Investment Co (REDICO) in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia and United Gulf Aircraft Fueling Co (UGAFCO) in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.
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