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Top FinTech Influencers in Singapore

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FinTech is the most used buzzword in the Finance industry all over the world. In Asia, Singapore is the hottest Fintech hub. The Singapore government is keenly focusing on developing the Fintech industry which in turn increases the Fintech companies in Singapore. For every business, identifying the right influencers in their sector will be difficult. To guide the Fintech companies in Singapore, here is the list of top Fintech Influencers in Singapore.

The data are collected from their social media profiles and personal website. Happy to hear your valuable suggestions and opinions.

1. Prakash Somosundram

Designation: Founder and CEO - Pealo PTE LTD

Description:

Prakash Somosundaram is an expert in Social Media and Digital Marketing with 15 years of experience. He has been involved with Fintech seminars in the past and had started the Singapore Fintech Consortium in the year 2015. He has also been promoting the youth of Singapore. Currently he is seeking opportunities in the areas of Pro-bono Consulting and  Non-Profit Board.

Followers:

Twitter - 300

LinkedIn - 5.7K

2. Neal cross

Designation:

MD and Chief Innovation Officer - DBS Bank

Description:

Neal Cross has over 20 years experience in the area of Financial Services, Innovation as well as Technology. He has been instrumental in designing the road map for DBS bank. This map has been helpful in creating better digital experiences for their customers. He is an advisor for many Govt. agencies as well as for Singapore’s Future Corporate and Innovation Committee.

Followers:

Twitter - 2.5K

LinkedIn- 13.4K

3. Aman Narain

Designation:

Head of Digital, APAC - Schroders

Description:

Aman has designed an extremely simple platform for digital banking since he is passionate about technology and design. He is also an advisor for Fintech and has a deep interest in creating and increasing value for customers with the help of business and technology innovations.

Followers:

Twitter -1.4K

LinkedIn- 5.4K

4. Slava solodkiy

Designation:

Managing Director - Life.SREDA venture capital fund

Description:

One of the well known and influential investors of Fintech, Slava Solodkiy had started the Blockchain & Banking Fund in London. He also founded the Life SREDA in 2012 and was a key investor for over 22 start-up companies in the U.K, Phillippines, Vietnam, U.S., India as well as Singapore.

Followers:

Twitter -1.6K

LinkedIn -4K

5. Varun Mittal

Designation:

Associate director, Asia pacific Fintech - EY

Description:

Varun Mittal is an MBA from Singapore and also an influencer for the Fintech. He handles new and upcoming trends in business and technology for ASEAN. He works closely with the start ups, regulators, investors and the educational institutions all over ASEAN.

Followers:

Twitter -880

LinkedIn -14.2K

6.Scott Bales 

Designation:

Enterprise Business Development, APAC - amazon web services

Description:

Scott Bales is known as a leader, futurist and strategist. He is also one of the main speakers for TEDX and a well-known entrepreneur. He believes in digital reforms in the mobile world. As an author of “Mobile Ready”, he is very much interested in technological advancements and aims at contributing in such innovations.

Followers:

Twitter - 66.3K

LinkedIn -7.8K

7.Stefano Covolan: 

Designation:

Head of Marketing and Growth - Dragon Wealth Asia

Description:

Stefano Covolan is an advisor for start-ups and a known Angellist. He is also one of the main leaders for Dragon Wealth. Having been in the marketing field since 1991, he has created an app that has bridged the gap between the Fintech and the clients in Vietnam and Singapore. He now plans to explore the rest of Asia.

Followers:

Twitter - 5.2K

LinkedIn - 2.3K

8.David Moskowitz:

Designation:

Director - Attores Pte Ltd

Description:

Having 20 years of experience, David Moskowitz is a well known speaker, Blockchain and Bitcoin enthusiast. He is also a board member of associations like Blockchain and Non-Profit Bitcoin. His experience has essentially been in the field of marketing, sales and product development

Followers:

Twitter - 450

LinkedIn - 1.8k

9. Christian Konig:

Designation:

Digital Consultant/FinTech Expert -  Finanzpro Ltd

Description:

Christian Konig is a well known speaker at Fintech and one of the top consultants for financial companies and startups from the Fintech. He is an expert in content & online marketing and digital finance. He is also a blogger and a curator for ad as well as news.

Followers:

Twitter - 3.2K

LinkedIn - 2.8K

10.George Kesselman:

Designation:

Co-founder/CEO - InsurTech Asia

Description:

George Kesselman is enthusiastic about Insurance and hence he encourages business ideas that contribute towards the revolution in insurance industry. He is a well known leader with huge experience in the area of finance as well as InsurTech.

Followers:

Twitter - 5.6K

LinkedIn -7.3K

11. Antony Lewis

Designation: 

Director of Research - R3, Singapore

Description:

Antony Lewis loves Blockchain technology and is the founder for bitsonblocks.net. He had left his job to work and research for the Blockchain and Bitcoins industry. He is today a consultant for blockchain as well as a blogger.

Followers:

Twitter - 1.2K

LinkedIn- 4.7K

12. Rob Findlay

Designation:

Founder - Next Money

Description:

Rob Findlay has high level of interest in the innovation and design for upcoming industries. Rob is excited by the potential and possibilities that exist in the Asia Pacific. He has fresh thoughts and has a creative way of looking at problems in the corporate arena.

Followers:

Twitter - 5.4K

LinkedIn-8.3K

13. Chris Doerfler

Designation:

Co-founder - Ramps.io

Description:

Chris Doerfler is known to have in-depth knowledge of Blockchain and Cyber Security. He is currently focusing on economic and social consulting. He believes in correct application of implementing technologies in the Fintech, network access, finsery and cyber security or information. One line that describes him would be – “I’m a Doer”.

Followers:

Twitter - 2.3K

LinkedIn - 1.5K

14. Shwetank Verma

Designation:

Director Collab -  LumenLab

Description:

Shwetank is considered as a specialist in the area of start-ups. He is known to bring in new ideas and concepts to the market and combine them with design concepts as well as entrepreneurship. Also an innovator for MetLife, he drives revenue and intends to be an intrapreneur in a large organization. His main focus is on applying new technology in the Fintech & for digital apps.

Followers:

Twitter -2.3K

LinkedIn-1.6K

15. Augustus Loi

Designation:

Senior Analyst - Infocomm Investments Pte Ltd

Description:

Having been the manager for Influence for Singapore 50, Augustus Loi is also a winner of 2015 Tyro.VC. His caption is - “Trust me, I have tons”

Followers:

Twitter- 9.6K

LinkedIn -830

16. Steve Leonard

Designation:

Founding CEO- SGInnovate

Description:

With 23 years experience in building Asian and European businesses in the info tech field, Steve Leonard is a well-known speaker on topics like entrepreneurship, innovation and info tech for building a nation. He is also the founding CEO of SG Innovate which aims at helping capable & ambitious people research and create ‘deep tech’ products. Due to his contribution to the Singapore-based info-tech companies, he is an advisor for National Research Foundation, Singapore.

Followers:

Twitter- 2.5K

LinkedIn- 3.4K

17. Daniel Liebau

Designation:

Founder - Lightbulb Capital

Description:

Daniel Liebau has an experience of 16 yrs in the field of Investment Banking Technology. He is the founder of a Research & Advisory firm called Lightbulb Capital. This firm aims at innovation in the financial services industry in Singapore as well as Hongkong. He has also been a speaker and has conducted seminars on “Innovation in Financial Services”.

Followers:

Twitter - 540

LinkedIn - 3.8K

18. Balasubramaniam GD

Designation:

Senior Vice President, Risk Management Group CBGWM & SME - DBS Bank

Description:

With 24 yrs of specialized experience in the Financial Services and Banking domain, Balasubramaniam is a well-known influencer in the Fintech. His focus has been on Platforms involved in Digital Lending, Digital Banking and Fraud Risk Management Services. Besides having experience as an internal auditor, he is also a known speaker and a trainer for many seminars and forums.

Followers:

Twitter -3.8K

LinkedIn-9.3K

19. Bert-Jan Van Essen

Designation:

CEO and Founder - Cloud consulting services Pte Ltd

Description:

Bert-Jan is the founder of Dragon Wealth and has a name in the Fintech for being a game changer. E-loan, the first Fintech in Europe was also started by Bert. He has also created an online marketing tool for the Fintech advisors. He also speaks at World Economic Forums.

Followers:

Twitter -770

LinkedIn-3.9K

20. Sopnendu Mohanty

Designation:

Chief Fintech Officer - Monetary Authority of Singapore, Singapore Government

Description:

Sopnendu is an influencer for organizations to adopt, build and drive their operations as well as businesses through digital innovation. He is a strategist for innovation and consumer banking at a global level in the financial services. He also has patents to his name.

Followers:

Twitter - 990

LinkedIn -6.1K

21. Guillermo Musumeci

Designation:

Chief Technology Officer - Ballr.com

Description:

Having over 20 years of experience with international exposure and passion for enterprise solution development, Guillermo is a well known Cloud Architect. His expertise lies in Automation, Citrix, IoT, Windows SME and Big Data. He is an author for two different books on Citrix XenApp. He introduces himself as a ” Book lover, cloud evangelist, Mentor, Foodie, Husband & Dad, Developer, Love to create and build stuff” and he finally says - “ He loves startups”.

Followers:

Twitter -300

LinkedIn -870

22. Markus Gnirck

Designation:

Managing Director and Co-Founder - tryb capital

Description:

Markus Gnirck has worked along with over 100 startups and is also a board member for many Asian and European firms. He is a Fintech Booster for India and is known to be a worldwide investor. He believes in enhancing the global ecosystem for entrepreneurs.

Followers:

Twitter- 3.4K

LinkedIn- 5.3K

23. Frank T Troise

Designation:

Managing Director - Head of Digital Distribution & Communications (Asia) - Leonteq.

Description:

Frank T Troise is an M.D. of Leonteq Securities, Singapore. He handles partner solutions, Investment solutions and Pension solutions. With 20 yrs of experience in management of portfolios worth millions of dollars, he is known as one of Asia’s top commentators and strategists in Smart Beta. He is also considered to be one amongst the top 100 Fintech’s influencers in Asia as well as one of the top 30 social media Fintech influencers of Singapore.

Followers:

Twitter - 1.8K

LinkedIn -4.6K

24. Nick Bilodeau

Designation:

Head of Insurance, Canada - Amex

Description:

Nick Bilodeau, an expert in the Financial Services is also known to be the top influencer in Twitter for the Fintech. He is passionate about Strategy, Innovation and Marketing and has also written articles for the Digital banking and Retail segments.

Followers:

Twitter - 44.8k

LinkedIn -8.9K

25. Brad Paterson

Designation:

VP Managing Director, Asia-Pacific  - Intuit

Description:

Brad Paterson, having passion in the technology and travel industry is also an enthusiast for small businesses. Brad is also part of the great Intuit global team.

Followers:

Twitter -1.7K

LinkedIn -1.6K

26. Joe Seunghyun Cho

Designation:

CEO -  LATTICE 80

Description:

Joe Seunghyun Cho is passionate about Blockchain and Fintech development. He is the member of Singapore Fintech Association and helps the Fintech in Singapore. He is also the CEO of LATTICE 80 – one of the largest Fintech hubs in the world, based out of Singapore.

Followers:

Twitter -3.2K

LinkedIn - 8.2K

27. Tyson Hackwood

Designation:

Head of Asia - Braintree

Description:

Tyson Hackwood has a high level of interest in innovation and commercialization in Digital Commerce. He has a lot of experience in growing and identifying business channels and plans on taking the next generation payment platform to Asia.

Followers:

Twitter -1.2K

LinkedIn -3.4K

28. Dinesh Bhatia

Designation:

CEO/Founder - TradeHero

Description:

Dinesh Bhatia has strong experience in Technology, Sales, Business Processes, Strategic Consulting, Software and more. He is one of the top startup entrepreneurs. He has over 15 yrs of experience in developing startups for the high-tech industry.

Followers:

Twitter - 520

LinkedIn- 1.4K.

29. Piyush Gupta

Description:

Group CEO - DBS Bank

Description:

Having 34 strong years of experience in the Financial and Banking Services, Piyush Gupta has worked with Citibank in the past. He has also worked as a CEO and in other senior management positions during this extensive career. He is a group CEO of DBS Bank & the Director of DBS Bank, Hong Kong and Islamic Bank of Asia Limited.

Followers:

Twitter - 584

LinkedIn -67.9K

30. Tobias Puehse

Designation:

Senior Business Leader, VP, Innovation Management-MasterCard

Description:

Selected as the young leader at World Cities Summit, Tobias Puehse is known to be an innovator. He believes that the future is made by what we do today.

Followers:

Twitter-250

LinkedIn - 3.1K

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