13 Amazing Women in Fintech From South East Asia You Can Invite for a Webinar Panelby Fintech News Singapore April 6, 2020
We recently stumbled across a great list by Arnaud Bonzon who’s an angel investor and the co-founder of Map of the Money, his list consisted of 250 women rocking the tech industry to invite to the panel instead of having an all-male panel like most events do.
With many companies and community leaders looking to host webinars during the COVID-19 outbreak, we thought it would be useful for us to highlight the women from that list who are shaking up the banking, insurance and financial world.
The following are 13 female entrepreneurs and experts leading the Southeast Asian fintech from that list that you can invite to your next webinar.
Co-Founder and COO, Doku
Nabilah Alsagoff is the co-founder and COO of Doku, a payment gateway and a popular non-bank fintech service in Indonesia. Alsagoff has more than 15 years of experience in business planning and development, developing IT services and sales program, customer centric marketing concepts for diverse companies and industries.
Co-Founder, ErudiFi; Co-Founder and Managing Director, Dana Cita
Susli Lie is the co-founder of ErudiFi, a leading tech-enabled student financing company in Southeast Asia, and Dana Cita, a fintech student loan company. Since 2005, Lie has built a career in financial services, ranging from consulting, investing, and fintech entrepreneurship. Besides her involvement with ErudiFi and Dana Cita, she also advises public and private entities on innovative financing such as the Asian Development Bank and the World Bank Group on higher education financing in emerging markets.
Co-Founder and CEO, Dropee
Lennise Ng is the CEO and co-founder of Dropee, a B2B online marketplace that connects retailers to wholesale suppliers to streamline orders and payments. Dropee currently counts more than 1,000 suppliers on its platform, including Unilever and Nestle. The Kuala Lumpur-based startup says it has served more than 3,000 local retailers to date.
Co-Founder and CPO, PolicyStreet
Winnie Chua is the co-founder and CPO of insurtech startup PolicyStreet. Chua is also a committee member of the Industry Advisory Council (IAC), and was part of the Next Money KL core team. Prior to PolicyStreet, Chua had had close to seven years of insurance industry experience, having worked for the likes of Allianz General Insurance Company (Malaysia).
Alexandria Agbayani Gentry
Co-Founder and Head of Product, Sprout Solutions
Alexandria Agbayani Gentry is the co-founder and head of product of Sprout Solutions, a software-as-a-service (SaaS) platform that simplifies HR, payroll and timekeeping in the Philippines, eliminating payroll miscalculations and delays for businesses, from small and medium to large enterprises. She has experiences in building agile development teams, designing intuitive UX interfaces, and shipping thousands of high-quality client experiences.
Co-Founder and Chief Revenue Officer, Zipmatch
Chow Paredes is the co-founder and chief revenue officer of ZipMatch, a proptech startup from the Philippines. Paredes is a practicing licensed real estate broker who specializes in property sales in key areas including Makati and Bonifacio Global City. Prior to ZipMatch, she worked for eight years as a sales director, which has given her an extensive understanding of buyer behavior, sales people skill optimization, and the real estate sales process in the Philippines.
Co-Founder, Playmoolah; Co-Founder, Angels of Impact
Audrey Tan is the co-founder and Angels of Impact, a platform to fund, support and provide marketplace access to women-led social enterprises, and the co-founder of Playmoolah, a subscription-based online platform designed to teach children about financial literacy in a fun and effective way. Tan began her professional career in the sector of online commerce in the fields of product marketing and business development. She studied technology entrepreneurship at Stanford university as part of the NUS overseas college program.
Co-Founder and CEO, YouTrip
Caecilia Chu is the co-founder and CEO of YouTrip, a regional fintech company dedicated to creating a next-generation digital banking experience in Asia. Prior to founding YouTrip, Chu worked at Citi and McKinsey. Her fintech experiences prior to YouTrip include positions at Lufax, China’s leading online wealth management platform, and QF Pay, a China-based global mobile payments company backed by Sequoia China. Chu has an MBA from Harvard Business School, and a bachelor degree (summa cum laude) from The Wharton School of University of Pennsylvania.
Maureen Nova Ledesma
Co-Founder and CMO, Vesl
Maureen Nova Ledesma is the co-founder and CMO of Vesl, a digital platform that provides businesses with access to trade credit insurance, and trade financing. Prior to Vesl, she worked in different areas of banking but later found her passion in financing international trade while working at Czarnikow Group in London.
Founder and CEO, CardUp
Nicki Ramsay is the CEO of CardUp, a payments company based in Singapore that’s changing the way credit cards are used. A payment professional, Ramsay has a background in business development, consumer insight, analytics and marketing having worked for American Express across both Asia Pacific and Europe. She started her career as a management consultant at Deloitte Consulting, after graduating with a first class degree in Economics.
Valenzia Jihsuan Yap
Founder and CEO, PolicyPal
Valenzia Jihsuan Yap is the CEO and founder of insurtech firm PolicyPal. A former sales broker at Allianz, Yap is passionate about making financial planning affordable and accessible to everyone. Upon graduation, she worked as a risk assurance consultant at PwC in London, then later went on to become the assistant vice president of OCBC Bank in Singapore, focusing on launching digital campaigns, and working closely with wealth management and marketing to drive innovations. She has been named one of Forbes’ “30 Under 30.”
Head of Strategic Initiatives and PR, Fave
Audra Pakalnyte is the head of strategic initiatives and public relations at Fave, a loyalty and reward platform that incorporates mobile payments. Pakalnyte is an experienced general manager, startup enthusiast and strategist with a passion for building businesses and challenging the status quo. She has a 10+ year track-record of launching new products and ventures, defining new business strategies, and delivering operational impact in various organizations as a founding team member, founder and employee.
Head of Operations, Finance, Compliance, CardUp
Sandra Ernst is the head of operations, finance, risk and regulations of CardUp. Previously, Ernst set up a peer-to-peer (P2P) invoice financing company in Singapore and worked in private-equity real estate and Islamic Finance in Malaysia as well as for one of Europe’s biggest cooperative banking organizations.