Singapore, 21 May 2020, The ASEAN Financial Innovation Network (AFIN) announced the appointment of Sangeet Paul Choudary as an Independent Director, and Professor Steven Miller as an Advisor to its board, effective today.
“We are very pleased to welcome Sangeet to join the AFIN Board as independent director, and Steven as advisor to the board. They are both recognised experts in platform innovation, and the Board looks forward to tap into their deep experiences to bring AFIN to greater heights.” shared by Supriya Sen, Director of AFIN.
Paul Gwee, Secretary General of ASEAN Bankers Association, Singapore also noted, “We’re delighted to have Sangeet and Steven join the AFIN Board as we enter a crucial phase in our APIX journey and look forward to partnering closely with them as we continue to accelerate our growth and bring value to our stakeholders.”
“APIX is a path breaking initiative and has already started to make a mark in the digital transformation journeys of Financial Institutions across the region. It is energizing to be stepping into this role at such an exciting time for the industry and for APIX,” said Sangeet. “I look forward to working closely with AFIN Board of Directors and APIX team to continue to grow the success of the business.”
Steven also shared his support for AFIN and enthusiasm for his new role: “The core purpose of AFIN is to simplify and speed up the process of collaboration between existing financial institutions and new fintech companies. By combining AFIN’s large and growing participant ecosystem with its cloud-based APIX innovation platform, the financial ecosystem can collaborate faster and better to co-create, test, integrate and scale new ideas and technologies. AFIN and the APIX platform are a new way of working for financial services innovation.”
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 (www.apixplatform.com) 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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