About this event
The FinTech sector in Vietnam has become an integral part of financial services for individuals and corporations, changing old processes and creating new business models developed through technologies such as blockchain, insurtech and digital banking. Join us for an open discussion with 3 keynote panelists about the challenges and opportunities in fintech, where they will share personal stories and practical insights on how commercial reality and innovation play a key role in driving the market growth in Vietnam.
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- Annica Witschard– Chief Executive Officer at Home Credit Vietnam
Annica has a background in customer experience and in digital from leading business both in the Nordics and now in Asia. She spent over 15 years in GE Capital most recently as the CEO of GE Capital Bank Nordics. She joined Home Credit in 2016 as CEO in the Philippines and grew the business to become the local leader within the consumer finance market. Since 2020 Annica is leading Home Credit in Vietnam.
- Stefano Pellegrino – Co-founder and Country Manager at Aspire Vietnam
Stefano is the Co-founder and Country Manager of Aspire in Vietnam. Launched in 2018, Aspire is one of the fastest growing FinTech companies in South East Asia, serving a new generation of digital-savvy businesses and entrepreneurs across Thailand, Vietnam, Indonesia and Singapore. Aspire is backed by Y-Combinator – #1 startup incubator in the world – and by some of the world’s best VCs. Stefano drove the Vietnam business unit of Aspire from incorporation to achieving profitability in less than 12 months. He then took on regional responsibility as CLO, managing operations across four countries.
Stefano is a result driven FinTech Executive, Entrepreneur, and an M&A lawyer qualified in New York and Italy. He holds a Master of Laws from UC Berkeley (California), and a Ph.D. from University of Pavia (Italy).
- Matthew Lourey – Managing Partner – Acclime Vietnam
Matthew is a qualified accountant who has resided in Vietnam for more than 16 years. Matthew leads Acclime Vietnam, which provides market entry, compliance, accounting, payroll and tax advisory to foreign investors in Vietnam, through its offices in HCMC, Hanoi and Danang. He has extensive experience working in Australia for Big 4 accounting firms and investment funds, and since residing in Vietnam Matthew has spent much of his time advising foreign investors on successfully undertaking business in Vietnam, corporate investment transactions, market entry and corporate finance.
“Tech series” is an event series by Acclime designed to engage the technology community in Vietnam in practical debates, discussions, storytelling and insightful expert sharing about the current market conditions and future of tech. Speakers and panelists will share their personal stories and market knowledge about various industry verticals such as fintech, medtech or edtech, connecting their business stories with the commercial reality of the technology industry in Vietnam. We will discuss challenges and opportunities faced by investors active in tech and outline models of success, and sometimes failure which you can learn from.
- Date:Apr 22, 2021
- Time:6:30 pm
- Location:Dreamplex Tran Quang Khai
- Speakers:Matthew Lourey, Stefano Pellegrino, Annica Witschard
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