Joint Business Economics & Digital Economy Committee Video Conference: How Digital Banking and the Fintech Revolution Will Affect Your Business
What exactly is a “Digital Bank”? What is “Social Banking”? How will the new world of Fintech-enabled services make doing business easier and more efficient?
Join us on September 9 to hear from experts in the emerging world of Fintech and Digital Banking and learn what we can expect to see in Thailand and ASEAN in the coming years.
The speakers will explore the state of play in Thailand and the region, and the reasons why emerging markets may present some of the best opportunities for rapid adoption of non-traditional banking and financial services. Our speakers will also discuss digital currency - is there a “Digital Baht” on the horizon? Find out what local Thai Fintech companies are doing, and the regulatory changes which support those developments.
Our event will open with an analysis of Fintech trends from Ronit Ghose, Citi’s leading expert on global Fintech research, followed by an active panel discussion between two professionals actively engaged in building the Fintech sector - Niklavs Petersons, VP of APAC Fintech Corporate Banking, Citi, and Topp Jirayut Srupsrisopa, founder of Thailand’s largest bitcoin exchange and a Director on the Board of the Thai Fintech Association.
Don’t miss this chance to stay up-to-date on an important and fast-changing topic -- and bring your questions!
About the Speakers:
Ronit Ghose is the Global Sector Head for Banks Research, Co-Head of the FinTech Group and Head of MENA Research for Citi. Ronit is the lead author of Citi's GPS Bank of the Future and FinTech report series - the first edition has had more than 300,000 downloads making it the most read report ever published by Citi, and one of the most read Fintech reports ever published. Since joining Citi in 1997, Ronit has covered banks in the Americas, Asia and EMEA. He is also an Advisory Board Member at the Centre for Finance, Technology and Entrepreneurship. Ronit previously worked at the British Bankers’ Association and as a research assistant in Parliament. He has an undergraduate degree from the University of Oxford, a postgraduate diploma from University of London and is a CFA charterholder.
Niklavs Petersons is Vice President, APAC Fintech Corporate Banking, Citi, responsible for Corporate Banking Fintech clients in the region. Niklavs started his career at Citi in the Corporate and Investment Bank as a Relationship Manager covering the largest Danish entities across Corporates, Public Sector and Financial Institutions, and was involved in several landmark transactions. He then spent several years working out of London with Citi’s EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa) Corporate Banking management on strategy, and successfully implemented key initiatives including the EMEA Corporate Bank Digital Strategy. Prior to joining the APAC Fintech Corporate Banking team – Niklavs worked for Citi Ventures (Citi’s Corporate Venturing arm) where he was responsible for managing strategic growth opportunities from Citi’s Markets and TTS businesses, ranging from discovery to launch of new products. Niklavs holds an MSc in Finance and Strategic Management from Copenhagen Business School (Denmark) and has attended graduate courses at Harvard University.
Jirayut Srupsrisopa is Founder and Group CEO, Bitkub Capital Group Holdings Co., Ltd., and has dedicated the majority of his career in the cryptocurrency and blockchain technology industry. He co-founded coins.co.th, Thailand's largest bitcoin exchange. Before Blockchain emerged, Topp worked as an investment banker, financial consultant, and central banker. He is a speaker and one of Thailand's leading bitcoin and open blockchain experts. He holds an MPhil in Economics from Oxford University, UK. Now he is the founder and group CEO at Bitkub Capital Group Holdings Co., Ltd. (BCGH), a company that holds the title as the startup with the largest seed investment in Thai history. He also serves as a Director on the Board of the Thai Fintech Association.