Leaders making headlines discuss fintech at ICES 2019 Brussels

ICES 2019 Brussels

“It’s a fintech frenzy — why the current venture capital party won’t end anytime soon?” This is the theme of a session at the upcoming International CEOs Economic Summit (ICES), set to be held in Brussels on July 9-11, 2019. Fintech has created a disruption in the financial services industry (banking, investments, payments etc.) by leveraging the latest technological innovations. The session will discuss recent trends in Africa and the world and will shed light on where we are going in the next years. Tosin Eniolorunda, Founder and CEO, TeamApt Limited will moderate a panel of 4 speakers: Pedro Pinto Coelho, Executive Chairman, BancoBNI Europa; Stéphane Monier, CIO, Bank Lombard Odier & Cie; Tia Lee, CEO, Mobilearth; and Temidayo Adebayo, Managing Partner, Bayi Capital. 

Pedro Pinto Coelho, Executive Chairman, BancoBNI Europa

Innovative, agile and multi-award winning banking leader with over 25 years’ international financial services experience with leading blue-chip institutions across three continents in progressive leadership roles, both executive and NED, in Investment Banking, Wealth Management, general management, business development, strategy and latterly in FinTech.

His value proposition is centered around enabling challenger banks to establish strategic partnerships with FinTechs to create profitable financial products using an ‘open architecture model.’ Expert in driving digital banking transformations both in terms of creating ‘best in class’ digital customer experiences, and transforming key internal support functions to fully align with the overall digital transformation programs of financial institutions.

Stéphane Monier, CIO, Bank Lombard Odier & Cie

Stéphane joined Lombard Odier in July 2009 as Global Head of Fixed Income and Currencies for Lombard Odier Investment Managers, the asset management business of the Group, where he also held the position of Deputy Chief Investment Officer from July 2012. He moved to the private banking business in July 2013 as Head of Investments within the European private bank before being appointed Head of Private Client Investments in August 2015.

Stéphane began his career in 1990 with Banque Populaire based in New York before joining JP Morgan Investment Management in 1991, first in Paris and then in London where he managed European and Global Fixed Income portfolios for institutional investors. After seven years with JP Morgan, Stéphane relocated to join the Abu Dhabi Investment Authority as Head of Fixed Income and Currencies, where he managed the sovereign wealth fund’s internal and external fixed income assets as well as the currencies portfolio.

In 2006 Stéphane returned to London with Fortis Investments as Head of European Fixed Income. In 2007, following the merger with ABN AMRO Asset Management, he was appointed Global Head of Fixed Income and Currencies for the merged organisation (Fortis Investments) where he successfully integrated the two fixed income teams. Stéphane was a non-executive director of AXA Property Trust, from June 2005 to December 2018.

Stéphane is a Chartered Financial Analyst and holds a Master’s Degree in International Finance from HEC Paris, as well as an Engineering Degree from AgroTech Paris.

Tia Lee, CEO, Mobilearth

Tia started her banking career as a part time teller at what was then the Permanent Trust Company (since renamed TD Canada Trust). She has held every position from teller to branch manager including loans officer, financial services, retirement planning and savings supervisor. After experience at Permanent Trust, Canada Trust, North Shore Credit Union, Village Credit Union and the Canadian Western Pacific Bank, she switched her expertise from helping customers to helping employees by moving over to the CDW service bureau.

A stint there led her to be recruited as a QA Manager, Project Manager and Banking consultant for bank conversions in Europe, Asia and the USA; working for BBMB Malaysia Bhd, ING Bank (Paris), Post Bank (Amsterdam) and more. It was during her time abroad that mobile phone usage started taking off and the idea for Mobilearth was born. Mobilearth was started in 2004 with mobile banking online and text. In 2007 with the introduction of the iPhone, the mobile app became reality. In 2011, the Mobilearth founders re-thought what mobility means and started developing a mobile app for employees to remove branch constraints and make them as mobile as their customers. Of banking systems with emphasis on creating a seamless customer experience. She specializes in branch processes for financial institutions and the functional architecture.

Temidayo Adebayo, Managing Partner, Bayi Capital

Temidayo Adebayo is the Founder and Managing Partner of BAYI Capital Management with experience in identifying and nurturing high-impact investment opportunities in (SMEs) in emerging markets.

With deep local business roots, two finance-related master’s degrees and significant accomplishments in investing, analyzing investment targets and strategic consulting in emerging markets, structured finance and M&A, Temidayo has uniquely uncovered and leveraged investment opportunities with superior returns. Temidayo has advised on investments over $150 million and was directly involved in investing $90 million for direct investments and fund managers in Sub-Saharan Africa. He has originated, executed and managed investments in Kenya, DR Congo, Ethiopia, Nigeria and Ghana.

Temidayo’s unique knowledge of the emerging market business community, built through his native perspective and strong local business network, has been expanded by founding BAYI Capital; further cultivating relationships and gaining first-hand, unfiltered insights. He received an MBA in Finance and Strategy from Babson College, a Masters in Accounting from Davenport University, and a Bachelors in Corporate Finance and Economics from the Rochester Institute of Technology.

Moderator: Tosin Eniolorunda, Founder and CEO, TeamApt Limited

Mr. Tosin Eniolorunda is the founder and CEO of TeamApt Limited a financial technology company focused on building and deployment of Digital banking, Digital Business solutions and running Payment Infrastructure for Africa. TeamApt built and deployed back-office processes for Alat by Wema Africa’s first and best Digital Bank. Tosin Eniolorunda graduated from the Department of Mechanical Engineering of Obafemi Awolowo University in 2007. He interned at Schlumberger and following graduation, he completed his NYSC with AppZone group, a financial software solutions provider. Upon completion of  his youth service in 2009, he joined Interswitch – a payment processing company, as an enterprise architect and rose to the rank of a product manager. During his 6-year career journey with Interswitch, Mr. Eniolorunda designed, architected and built payment solutions for the transportation and retail industries. He also managed the Verve card brand for the same industries. Designed and implemented a virtual machine for programming point of                    sale (PoS) devices which is still in use today.

He left Interswitch in 2015 and founded the company TeamApt with a team  of five members with a mission to create financial happiness for Africans by making easier, faster and cheaper the way banks, businesses and individuals grow, manage, pay and collect money.  In over 3 years of existence, TeamApt has become is the leading provider of  Digital Banking solutions in Nigeria, and has grown to a 90-man company,  with a 7-figure in dollar revenue while providing services to over 26 banks across Africa, managing over one hundred thousand businesses, supporting over 3 million customers and processing over $160m in monthly transactions.  His company recently announced that it closed a $5.5m series A round in and has been awarded a switching license by the Central Bank of Nigeria to power the payments infrastructure in Nigeria and beyond. TeamApt has won awards from the Committee of E-Business Heads in Nigeria (CeBIH), Digital Pay Expo and Business Day.

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