Fintech Frontiers Conference | 5th October 2023




Breakfast & Registration

9:15AM – 9:30AM

Opening Remark

9:30AM – 10:30AM

1 hour

A New Challenger Appears: Progress on Malaysia’s Digibanks (Panel)

It has been over a year since Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM) announced the recipients of five digital banking licenses. The regulator estimates that the majority of these licensees may commence operations by the second quarter of 2024. Join us as we hear from the leaders of these challenger banks, uncovering their journey thus far.

9:30AM – 10:30AM

Rafiza Ghazali,
Director Digital Banking, KAF

Pei Si Lai,

Melvin Ooi,
Chief Executive Officer, YTL-SEA Consortium

Sheyantha Abeykoon,
Group CEO, Boost


Vincent Fong,
Chief Editor, Fintech News

10:30AM – 10:45AM

Tea Break

10:45AM – 11:15AM

Keynote: Charting the Future – Standard Chartered’s BaaS Odyssey

Dive into Standard Chartered’s BaaS revolution and how it’s propelling mainstream adoption by pushing boundaries in the financial sector. Join us to uncover the bank’s BaaS initiatives and their implications for the industry.

10:45AM – 11:15AM

Managing Director & Head of Consumer, Private and Business Banking, Standard Chartered Malaysia

11:15AM – 11:45AM

Keynote: Start, Scale, Repeat: The Second Startup Journey

How do you know when it’s the right moment to embark on a new startup after your first venture as a founder? In this session, the co-founder of RinggitPlus and now Halogen Capital, uncovers strategies for starting from scratch. Gain valuable insights as you weigh the advantages and disadvantages of being a second-time founder.

11:15AM – 11:45AM

Liew Ooi Hann
Liew Ooi Hann,
Founder & CEO, Halogen Capital

11:45AM – 12:00PM

Tea Break

12:00PM – 1:00PM

Reshaping the Future of Digital Wealth in Malaysia (Panel)

The changing behaviors of retail investors in the digital age have created vast opportunities within the wealth management space. Wealth managers now have the chance to build trust among their customers by harnessing the latest business models and digital trends, including embedded wealth, robo-advisors, and AI-powered financial services, to shape the future of investments.

12:00PM – 1:00PM

Mohd Azlan Masood,
Chief Operating Officer, ASNB

Scarlett Chai

Scarlett Chai,
Country Manager,
Luno Malaysia

Ian Lloyd

Ian W. Lloyd,
Chief Digital Officer, Kenanga Investment Bank Berhad

Wong Wai Ken,
Country Manager, StashAway Malaysia


Roshan Kanesan

Roshan Kanesan,
Business Radio

1:00PM – 2:00PM

Lunch & Networking

2:00PM – 3:00PM

What to Expect from Malaysia New Digital Insurance Licenses? (Panel)

Explore the impact of new digital insurance licenses on the industry, their potential to address underserved communities, collaboration opportunities with traditional insurers, and the future of digital insurance in Malaysia at this panel discussion.

2:00PM – 3:00PM

Lau Chin Ching

Lau Chin Ching,
Director of Financial Development and Innovation, Bank Negara Malaysia

Khoo Ai Lin

Khoo Ai Lin,
CEO, Zurich Life Insurance Malaysia

Rohit Nambiar

Rohit Nambiar,
Group Chief Executive Officer, Tune Protect Group

Yen Ming Lee,
Co-founder & Chief Executive Officer, PolicyStreet


Malek Ali FFAM

Malek Ali,
Founder, Fi Life

3:00PM – 3:30PM

Fireside Chat with Fintech of the Year

3:00PM – 3:30PM

Alan Ni,
CEO, TNG Digital
Vincent Fong,
Chief Editor, Fintech News

3:30PM – 4:00PM

Tea Break

4:00PM – 4:30PM

Fireside Chat with Founder of the Year

4:00PM – 4:30PM

Wong Kah Meng,
Co-founder and Group Chief Operating Officer, Funding Societies
Roshan Kanesan
Roshan Kanesan,
Business Radio Presenter

4:30PM – 5:30PM

Breaking Malaysian Fintechs’ Series B Barrier (Panel)

Join us as we explore the challenges encountered by local fintech companies in progressing beyond Series B funding rounds. In this session, we aim to gather valuable investor perspectives on strategies to overcome these growth and scalability hurdles. Our panelists will dish out practical advice and actionable insights tailored for aspiring local fintech entrepreneurs.

4:30PM – 5:30PM

Sai Kit FFAM

Sai Kit,
Managing Partner, Artem Ventures

Thomas G. Tsao

Thomas G. Tsao,
Co-founder, Gobi Partners

Dato’ Syed Haizam Jamalullail

Dato’ Syed Haizam Jamalullail,
Managing Partner, The Hive Southeast Asia

Sam Shafie,
Co-Founder and CEO, pitchIN


Wilson Beh,
Fintech Association
of Malaysia

5:30PM – 5:45PM

Closing Remarks


Event Ends