Industry Reflections from the Fintech Founders of Asia

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Founders of fintech SMEs in Asia gathered together last November for a panel discussion moderated by Baker McKenzie Wong & Leow Principal Stephanie Magnus. Their discussion ranged from their experiences in setting up their companies, the market response from their products, and the reception from financial institutions.

ASEAN Fintech Leaders: Narrowing the Gaps

Facilitator: Stephanie Magnus, Principal, Baker McKenzie Wong & Leow

Panellists:
Kelvin Teo, Co-Founder and Director, Funding Societies | Modalku (Singapore/Indonesia)
Tanyapong Thamavaranukupt, President, Ascend Money Co. Ltd. (Thailand)
Siew Yuen Tuck, Chief Executive Officer, Jirnexu (Malaysia)
Ron Hose, Chief Executive Officer, Coin.ph (Philippines)

Baker McKenzie co-sponsors the Singapore FinTech Festival 2018

The panel discussion, ASEAN Fintech Leaders: Narrowing the Gaps, was one of many events that took place last November during the Singapore FinTech Festival where Baker McKenzie was a sponsor. Baker McKenzie’s cross-practice group of Asia Pacific lawyers attended the biggest fintech event with 40,000 attendees, to join discussions on the most important developments globally, including ASEAN fintech opportunities, cybersecurity, financial inclusion, insurtech, and the future of banking and money.

Stephanie Magnus
Stephanie Magnus is the head of Baker McKenzie's Financial Services & Regulatory practice in Singapore. She has significant experience in compliance, and she focuses on regulatory issues, particularly in the financial services, insurance and commodities sectors.