Kai is the Deputy Chief Executive Officer and Chief Technology Officer of ANEXT Bank Pte. Ltd. (“ANEXT Bank”), where he is also a member of the Bank’s Executive Committee. Being part of the leadership team of a young digital bank, Kai brings to the table a wealth of nearly 20 years of technology expertise that provides the business an edge given its inherent digital-first nature. Embodying the spirit of innovation in a fintech organisation, he steers the Bank ahead of the curve with his strategic leadership and tech-led approach to drive business impact and deliver digital SME banking services according to regulatory requirements. As a seasoned IT professional and leader, Kai leads initiatives to explore new technologies, partnerships and business models. He also provides the right environment and support for the teams to collaborate and deliver innovative solutions within budget and timelines. Kai also oversees a team to develop, manage and maintain the overall security and technology infrastructure of ANEXT Bank as well as business continuity frameworks and measures. Prior to ANEXT Bank, Kai has served in various leading software companies and banks including the Commonwealth Bank of Australia, to deliver core banking system implementations across Asia Pacific. In his most recent role at LaSalle Investment Management (“LaSalle”), Kai undertook the digital transformation roadmap, overall IT operations, cybersecurity, and business continuity management for Asian countries. He successfully established a technology risk management framework and delivered various digital initiatives for LaSalle. Kai holds a Bachelor of Computing from the National University of Singapore.
Focused on the transformative changes happening in the banking sector in Asia, driven by the convergence of fintech, open banking, and artificial intelligence (AI) technologies. Key discussion points: Fintech disruption, open banking ecosystem, enhanced customer experience, AI in banking, regulatory challenges and collaborations.
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