Wednesday, 21 April 2021

Our Team Of Authors And Contributors


Emmanuel Daniel, Editor-in-chief

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Emmanuel Daniel is an entrepreneur, writer and a model train enthusiast. He is the founder of The Asian Banker, Wealth and Society and The Asian Banker, which he founded in 1996, is a global research and consulting house on the financial services industry that now operates across the Asia Pacific, the Middle East and in Africa. He set up in 2014 to reverse the financial services industry to be customer driven. He founded .Wealth and Society in 2018 as a London-based programme that tracks impact investments, philanthropy, corporate social responsibility and social or environmental initiatives around the world.
He won the Citibank Excellence in Business Journalism for Asia in 1999 for his work on the internet in banking. “The Asian Banker Summit” won the best finance conference from the Asian Conference and Summit Awards in 2012.He is currently writing his book, "Finance 5.0".

Managing Editor

Foo Boon Ping, Managing Editor

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Boon Ping is the Managing Editor of The Asian Banker, where he manages its publishing and research business in Asia Pacific, the Middle East and Africa. He regularly engages the financial services community on transformational issues shaping the industry; speaking at and chairing many of the Asian Banker’s as well as partners’ events. He has more than 25 years' experience in strategic brand management, corporate & marketing communication and research & consulting, covering: retail, corporate and transaction banking, financial markets, risk management, compliance and financial technology. He had previously served in senior management positions at UOB and DBS Bank. He was also formerly a senior consulting manager at Ernst and Young and started his career as a financial journalist.

Managing Director

Richard Hartung, Managing Director, Transcarta

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Cards and payments consultant, based in Singapore. Over 20 years of experience in the payments & consumer financial services industry. Following work in retail banking in California & a short stint in government, was part of the team that started up retail banking for Citibank in Japan. Joined MasterCard in 1993 & headed Operations & Systems for the Asia Pacific region.

Freelance journalist

Tanya Angerer, Freelance journalist

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Over ten years of experience covering financial markets in Europe and Asia. Extensive knowledge of debt products from leveraged loans to bonds, having written for real-time news as well as weekly magazines.

K&R United Inc

Chris Kapfer, K&R United Inc

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Christian Kapfer is former director of research at The Asian Banker, between 2004 and 2012, and continues to work freelance with the company providing research and consulting services to top-tier financial institutions and their investors in benchmarking their business and strategic capabilities in consumer and retail financial services.

Business Writer at Business Insider

Ellen Hardy, Business feature writer

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Ellen Hardy is a US-based Australian journalist. Before her current stint as a feature writer, she worked in financial compliance and fintech and had spent time in Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union.

Author, Speaker and Troublemaker

Chris Skinner, Author, Speaker and Troublemaker

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Chris does all sorts in banking and technology.He writes a daily blog at, and consults about the future. When people want digital banking done, he brings in 11:FS. When they want to know everything FinTech, he refers them to Innovate Finance.

Head of Research

Mobasher Zein Kazmi, Head of Research

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Mobasher is responsible for the research business function at The Asian Banker across all subject matter areas retail banking, technology innovation, transaction banking, risk management and financial markets in the APAC/MEA regions. Prior to joining The Asian Banker, Mobasher Zein Kazmi served as Consulting Director – Asia at the RFi Group. He has an MBA (Investment Management) from Concordia University in Montreal, Canada and holds a Diploma in Islamic Finance from Chartered Institute of Management Accountants, UK.


Siddharth Chandani, Researcher

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Siddharth Chandani is responsible for research output in the transaction finance vertical of TAB. He primarily analyses trends and hot button issues in cash management, trade & supply chain finance and macro impact of transaction banking. He joins from S&P Global, Mumbai where he was an Associate supporting a team of Asia Economists in macroeconomics research. He holds a Master’s Degree in Applied Economics from the National University of Singapore.

Research Data Analyst

Wendy Weng, Research Data Analyst

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Wendy Weng is a Research Data Analyst at The Asian Banker. She joined The Asian Banker in 2012 and has been working on various research projects including The Asian Banker 500 Rankings. She holds a Master’s degree in Applied Finance from the Singapore Management University.

Research Manager

Janine Crisanto, Research Manager

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Janine Crisanto is a Research Manager at The Asian Banker – mainly overseeing the developments shaping the retail finance industry. With over five years of experience in communications and research, Janine is always eager to uncover new business-changing insights and develop them into easily digestible and interesting content. She previously worked at Taylor Nelson Sofres Philippines under the Innovation & Product Development team.

Senior Manager, Research

Neeti Aggarwal, Senior Manager, Research

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Neeti Aggarwal manages the financial technology and innovation research at The Asian Banker. With over 18 years’ experience, she specialises in banking, technology and fintech developments across APAC and MEA. She regularly engages the financial services community on critical transformational issues, speaking and moderating at various events. Previously she worked as research analyst with The Economic Times, India. She holds CFA from CFA Institute, USA and MBA (Finance) from India.

Senior Research Analyst

Chris Georgiou, Senior Research Analyst

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Based in Beijing as a senior research analyst and journalist for the Wealth and Society programme, I have the pleasure of engaging with the most impactful leaders across Asia, Africa and Europe, who are investing their time and wealth to make this planet and society more sustainable and equitable.

Research Analyst

Sana Louahidi, Research Analyst

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Sana is a Research Analyst at The Asian Banker. Based in Dubai, She manages the retail finance research in the Middle East and Africa covering SME business, Wealth management and digital banking. She is engaging with senior officials in the industry on the new business trends and developments in retail banking. She holds a Global MBA at Chonnam National University in South Korea.