Friday, 2 December 2022

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 Bankquality.com. 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 bankquality.com 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".

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.

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.

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.

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.

Mobasher Kazmi

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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.

Namir Kaissi, Seniour Research Manager

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Namir is a bilingual (English, Arabic) Senior Research Manager responsible for the research business function at The Asian Banker across retail banking, financial market analysis and consulting projects around digital transformation and benchmarking in the MEA and APAC regions. Prior to joining The Asian Banker, Namir served as a Risk Consultant in global consulting firm companies such as Deloitte and Protiviti where he specialized in Operational Risk, Governance, ERM, Compliance, CTF and AML. He holds a BS in Banking and Finance and holds several professional certificates such as GRCA, GRCP, and Lean Six Sigma.

Dandreb, Research Analyst

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Dandreb Christopher Salangsang is a research analyst at The Asian Banker, covering mainly retail banking and payments across the Asia Pacific. He graduated cum laude from the Polytechnic University of the Philippines with a degree of Bachelor of Broadcast Communication, and is currently pursuing a Juris Doctor degree in the same university.

Jeff, Research Analyst

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Jeff Villapando is a Research Analyst for The Asian Banker. He is responsible for the output on financial technology innovation and retail banking industry in Asia Pacific. He is also involved in various projects across data research and consulting. He gained a Bachelor of Arts in Economics degree from the University of Santo Tomas.

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.

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.

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.

Wendy, 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.

Prachi, Research Editor

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Prachi Jadav is the Research Editor of Wealth and Society at the Asian Banker. She brings 6 plus years of work experience in the impact investing space. She has a keen interest in impact assessments and gender lens investing. She holds a master’s in public policy from the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy. She previously worked with JPAL South Asia where she conducted rigourous impact assessments of government funded projects. She has also worked as a CSR consultant and designed sustainable CSR programs for multinational corporations.

Busch Pu, Research Manager

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Busch Pu is a research manager at The Asian Banker, where he focuses on the wealth management industry, ESG , sustainability and impact investment. He also manages the Wealth & Society programme in China and several consulting projects. Prior to joining the company, he works at China Development Bank as a financial analyst, where he gained extensive experience on China's bond market and burgeoning green finance market. He also had work experience in higher education in Europe and Sino-Italian inter-governmental cooperation programme. He holds a MSc degree in economics from University of Freiburg. He is a Certified ESG Analyst (CESGA) of European Federation of Financial Analysts Societies (EFFAS) and GRI Certified Sustainability Professional.