Blockchain over Breakfast - Hosted by the Financial Services and ICT Committees

TS Anil, Head of Product, Asia Pacific, Visa, and Klas Hesselman, Senior Director, Innovation & Strategic Partnership, Asia Pacific, Visa

Venue : Stamford American Auditorium (AmCham Office, 1 Scotts Rd, #23-03 Shaw Centre)

Date : July 12, 2016

Time : 7:45 AM - 9:00 AM

Price : $0.00

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You cannot open a newspaper these days without reading about Blockchain. But why is the financial industry so excited about it? In an increasingly connected world and digital money, what does trust mean? As the world’s largest retail payment network, join an interactive session to discuss and engage with VISA around what learnings and opportunities exists from around the world of Blockchain.

About the Speakers

TS Anil
Head of Product, Asia Pacific

TS Anil is Visa’s Head of Product for Asia Pacific. TS assumes leadership of the product group for the Asia Pacific region.

Prior to this appointment, TS was the Global Head, Retail Products for Standard Chartered Bank.
  TS began his career with Citibank in India and spent several years in sales, product management and P&L roles in the consumer lending businesses - Mortgages, Personal Loans, SME Lending and Retail Finance. In late 1999, he joined Capital One, a leading credit card issuer in the United States, where he was responsible for a number of significant businesses in their U.S. and Canadian credit card markets – across the subprime, superprime and partnerships business. He returned to Citi in Aug 2005 in the Asia Pacific Regional Office in Singapore, responsible for Product, Marketing and Portfolio strategy for the credit card business for the Asia Pacific region. He was later appointed President & CEO of Citi Cards Japan Inc., and moved to Tokyo to run the Japan cards business for Citi.

TS is a graduate of the Indian Institute of Management (IIM), Ahmedabad, India. He is married and has two sons. TS is a keen traveller and reader, and is passionate about music from different parts of the world.

Klas Hesselman
Senior Director, Innovation & Strategic Partnership, Asia Pacific

Klas Hesselman is Visa Asia Pacific’s Senior Director of Innovation & Strategic Partnership.
  In this role, he heads up Visa’s public innovation agenda and engagement programs for Asia Pacific which will enable clients to experience and engage with Visa in a new way.

Prior to his current role, Klas co-founded and was the COO of CRYEX, a regulated enterprise trading and clearing platform for blockchain based crypto-currencies. Before this, he worked in PayPal as Director for Growth/Digital Center of Excellence, leading PayPal Asia digital growth strategy, operations and capabilities responsible for growing PayPal’s network of consumers, merchants and developers in Asia. He also worked as Marketing Director of PayPal Southeast Asia and India and was in charge of developing and executing branding, marketing and communication strategies to position PayPal as the leading online/mobile payments brand and service in the region.

Klas joined PayPal in September 2010 from Dell where he was the Director of strategic alliances and business development for Asia Pacific and Japan. He has more than 11 years of experience in ecommerce, retail marketing and branding, and is proficient in many marketing disciplines ranging from channel development, customer relationship management and digital services.

Prior to settling in Singapore, Klas has lived and worked in China, Australia, Malaysia, Denmark and Sweden.

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