Naresh Ponnana

Startup sourcing & partnerships, Start Path – Asia Pacific

Simona Catanescu

Director of Securities Strategy, SWIFT

Bianca Villaça

Associate, Teja Ventures 


Syed Musheer Ahmad

Founder & Managing Director, Finstep Asia

Karyl Akilian Momjian

Director, Marketing and Peer Learning, Financial Alliance for Women


Mentors from various financial institutions – banking, wealth, insurance and payments – will be sharing their expertise and assisting the participating teams in creating impactful solutions.

Banking Track

Julie Baker NatWest GBA All Stars 2019

Julie Baker

Head of Enterprise and Community Finance, NatWest Group

Yvonne Greeves

Director of Women in Business, NatWest Group

Rachael McKenzie

National Manager, Business Initiatives,  SME Banking, Westpac, Australia

Peter Dingle

Head of Business Model Innovation, Asia Pacific, HSBC

Nicholas Colloff

Executive Director, Argidius Foundation

Simla Unal BNPP 2017 GBA Summit

Simla Unal

Head of Marketing, BNP Paribas International

Pura Mendez

Gender Manager, Personal and Business Banking Segments, BHD León

Wealth Track

Elissa Crowther-Pal

Head of Global Investment Services, Private Wealth, Westpac, Australia

Bradden Wondra

Head of Digital Delivery, Wealth & Personal Banking, Asia Pacific, HSBC

Victor Alexiev

Head of rollout, Citi Ventures’ D10X program, APAC

Henry Johnson

VP at Eastdo Capital

Insurance Track

Romain Champetier

Business Development Manager, AXA Next

Constance Marchal

Innovation Senior Project Manager, AXA Next

Dr. Eric Forgy

CAIA, Head of Risk Management, AIA, CavalRe

Payment Track

Ian O’Sullivan

European Lead Start Path, Mastercard Start Path 

Li Li Ling

Start Path Lead for Asia Pacific, Mastercard Start Path 

Whikie Liu

Whikie Liu

Director of Securities Strategy, SWIFT

Jaime Lee

Head of Corporate Communications, Asia Pacific, SWIFT 

Monica Jasuja

Vice President, Comviva

Qiuyun Song

Former Head Strategy & Planning, GrabPay