Malikkhan Kotadia | Co-Founder And Chief Executive Officer
Finnovation Labs | Singapore

Malikkhan Kotadia, Co-Founder And Chief Executive Officer, Finnovation Labs

Malik is a Global Digital banker, FinTech expert, Futurist and acclaimed author.
In his 20 year career, he has managed global roles in Multinational banks, run billion dollar businesses in various markets, driven key innovations and been a serial entrepreneur. He is currently  the  Co-founder  and  Chairman  of  Finnovation  Labs,  an  Asia  focused  Fintech platform which brings together progressive banks, cutting edge fintechs and policy makers to deepen the fintech ecosystem in APAC.
Before  this,  he  spent  nearly  14  years  at  Citibank  in  varied  roles  in  Digital  Banking  and  E- payments,  and  was  last  SVP-  Global  Digital  Transformation,  based  out  of  Singapore,  till
2016. Before that, he headed Citi’s E-payments business in the Philippines, and prior to that, headed Digital Marketing and payments for Citi’s Global Consumer Bank, India.
Malik is a sought after global keynote speaker. He has chaired and spoken at 100+ marquee events, addressing 20,000+ professionals in 25 locations across APAC, EU, US and Middle East  on  Digital  Banking,  Fintech,  Innovation,  Blockchain,  Financial  Inclusion,  and  Industry
4.0.  He  has  spoken  at  almost  every  leading  industry  conference  multiple  times:  Money
20/20,  Seamless  Asia  and  Dubai,  Blockshow  US,  EU  and  Asia,  Fintech  Innovation  Forum Singapore and HK, Asian Banker’s Future of Finance Summits in Indonesia, Philippines and Vietnam, American Banker’s Digital Banking Summit in Austin etc.
Malik  is  a  passionate  Fintech  and  Blockchain  ecosystem  builderHe  actively  engages  with Governments, policy makers, Multi-lateral agencies, banks and Industry associations across the globe in his hat as Founding Director- Global Blockchain Advisory Foundation, a think tank  dedicated  to  deeper  engagement  between  industry  thought  leaders  and  progressive governments for driving social and financial inclusion by leveraging Disruptive tech.
Therefore  he  is  regularly  invited  by  governments  and  regulators  to  keynote  at  their summits,  and  has  engaged  with  them  at  various  forums:  the  Taiwan  Senate  (regulatory sandbox and National Blockchain  policy),  The Deputy Governor and  the  IT  director  at  BSP Philippines (industry 4.0), OJK Indonesia, Bank Negara Malaysia, Central Bank of Nigeria, SG
Innovate Singapore, MIGHT Malaysia (for their vision 2025 paper), State Bank of Vietnam, SEC Vietnam and the Vietnam Law ministry, Thailand SEC, Abu Dhabi Global Markets etc
Malik also dons the hat of a mentor at leading Fintech and Digital Accelerators in Singapore and China, and has been a judge at marquee hackathons and Digital awards, including those of  IDC,  Asian  Development  Bank  etc.  He  has  mentored  10+  cutting  edge  Fintechs,  and engaged with over 400 startups all over the world. He loves helping young companies scale up to successful, sustainable businesses.
Malik  is  an  acclaimed  author  with  global  readership.  His  first  book-  The  New  Ages-  was loved by readers in two dozen countries. Two more are in the works  for 2019/20. He has nearly half millions social media followers in 60 countries with a BILLION impressions!


Seamless Summit Day 1 @ 11:50

Enabling blockchain - Policy perspectives

  • Creating balanced, proactive regulation that encourages innovation and market competition in blockchain
  • Can a regulatory sandbox help advance blockchain effectively?
  • Working with the private sector – a good idea?
  • How to strike the proper balance between innovation and oversight
  • Lessons learned from across the world - who is doing it right?

Seamless Summit Day 2 @ 09:40

Policymaker perspectives - Driving inclusion, innovation & institutional stability

  • How to strike the balance in policymaking between driving innovation and maintaining oversight
  • Collaboration opportunities between the public and private sector to allow for inclusion and innovation in a stable environment
  • Using test grounds – such as sandboxes – to allow technology to become sustainable in a risk-free environment
  • How can policymakers support banks and fintechs in driving innovation and inclusion initiatives? And what do they want to see in return?
last published: 01/Jul/19 01:05 GMT

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