September 2, 2020

ASEAN Financial Innovation Network Announces Neil Parekh as an Advisor

ASEAN Financial Innovation Network Announces Neil Parekh as                    an Advisor

Singapore, September 2, 2020, The ASEAN Financial Innovation Network (AFIN) announced the appointment of Neil Parekh as an Advisor to its Board.

A Singapore citizen, Neil has more than 30 years of global experience in the financial services industry in the Asia Pacific region, US and Europe and holds a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, a Master’s degree in Finance and an MBA in International Business.


“We are delighted to have Neil join as an Advisor.   He brings along decades of thought leadership in key areas that are vital, and would accelerate the growth of APIX.   We look forward to tapping into his deep experiences and perspectives as we continue to execute our strategy and operations to be the best in class.” shared by Paul Gwee, Board Director of AFIN and Secretary General of ASEAN Bankers Association, Singapore.

“As we look forward to achieving greater heights for APIX, having Neil join the AFIN team as an Advisor to the Board could not have come at a better time. Neil’s valuable experience in the financial sector will help AFIN chart the strategic growth of APIX as the premier go-to platform to create a more collaborative and inclusive global financial ecosystem.”, added Damien Pang, Board Director of AFIN and Deputy Chief FinTech Officer of the Monetary Authority of Singapore.

Neil also shared his support for AFIN and enthusiasm for his new role, “In a relatively short period of time AFIN, through its flagship product the API Exchange, has created a high quality innovative platform for digital transformation and collaboration between financial institutions and FinTechs.   I look forward to contributing to the development of this unique all ASEAN ecosystem.”

AFIN was set up with the mission to facilitate innovation and cooperation between financial institutions and FinTechs, in effort to digitally transform the banking and financial sectors across the ASEAN region and beyond to ultimately drive financial inclusion. It brings together financial industry participants to Discover, Design and Deploy innovative digital solutions within a collaborative ecosystem.

To support this mission, AFIN has launched the API Exchange (APIX). APIX ( is the world’s first cross-border, open architecture API marketplace and sandbox platform for collaboration between FinTechs and financial institutions in which participants can integrate and test solutions with each other via a cloud-based architecture.

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