Biography

Emmanuel Daniel is the founder of The Asian Banker, the most respected financial services industry intelligence provider in the emerging markets. He is also the founder of The Banking Conversation, an online repository of interviews with a wide range of leaders and shapers of the global economy from a financial perspective.

Established in September 1996, The Asian Banker has today become the most authoritative repository of benchmarking and evolving best practices in the financial services industry with a strong reputation worldwide.

Emmanuel has an established reputation for incisive commentary and analysis of critical issues affecting the industry and emerging markets in general. He interviews and has direct access to a broad spectrum of CEOs, decision makers and significant players in the industry. He is the principal author of several reports and surveys that are widely used by practitioners.

He speaks regularly at events in the United States, Europe and around Asia. He is also sought after for a wide range of confidential boardroom sessions at leading institutions on developments in the industry. He has served in various government advisory committees on the financial services industry. He was previously a member of Council on Corporate Disclosure and Governance in Singapore. He also served as the non-accountant in the Ethics Sub-committee of the Accounting and Corporate Regulatory Authority (ACRA) of Singapore.

As an entrepreneur, he has previously served as a committee member in the Entrepreneurs Organisation (EO), a prestigious grouping of young business owners worldwide and is an associate member of The Asia Society.

Emmanuel was awarded the prestigious Citibank Excellence in Journalism Award for the Asian region in February 1999 for his work in determining the impact of the Internet on banking. He was trained as a lawyer, has degrees from the National University of Singapore and the University of London, and attended a course on economics at Columbia University in New York. He is an avid scuba diver and it is not wise to start a conversation with him on any of the train rides he has done around the world. Born in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, he currently divides his time between Singapore and Beijing while not on one of his extensive travelling schedules.