Singapore, 30 July 2021 – The ASEAN Financial Innovation Network (AFIN) announced today the appointment of H.E Serey Chea, Prof. Olayinka David-West as Advisors and Ms Latha Ayyar as Independent Director to its Board.
Through their respective roles, they will bring in invaluable expertise in financial platforms, innovation and digital technologies to propel the growth of AFIN and its flagship product, API Exchange (APIX). APIX is a global cloud-based digital platform with a focus on financial inclusion, that enables financial institutions and FinTechs to discover one another on a curated global marketplace, design experiments collaboratively in the sandbox and deploy innovative solutions rapidly at a lower cost.
H.E. Serey Chea is the Assistant Governor and Director General of Central Banking of the National Bank of Cambodia. She also holds multiple roles in organisations that promote financial inclusion and organisations focused on building leaders of tomorrow.
Prof Olayinka David-West is currently the Associate Dean of Lagos Business School. She has rich experience of more than 20 years in academia and previously held various roles in strategising the use of digital technologies for business and society.
Ms Latha Ayyar is a Singaporean with over 25 years of diverse experience in leading Operations & Technology and setting up Digital businesses in financial institutions (Citi, Bharti AXA, Barclays) across geographies. She is currently the COO in India for Barclays US Consumer Banking Business. She has extensive experience in pioneering new and emerging technologies to transform business models.
“We are pleased to have Serey, Olayinka, and Latha join us. Their valuable experience in contributing towards nurturing the leaders of tomorrow and building digital technologies and business models will help to accelerate the expansion of APIX. We look forward to their expertise and perspectives as AFIN continues to execute on its strategy and move forward.” said Paul Gwee, Secretary-General of ASEAN Bankers Association
Pieter Franken, Special Advisor to the Board of AFIN noted, “We’re delighted to have Serey, Olayinka and Latha join the AFIN Board as we enter the next stage to digitize innovation of the global financial ecosystem. We look forward to bring in their extensive experience and passion to accelerate our impact and deliver exceptional value to all stakeholders.”