Company set up by MAS to advance FinTech announces Advisory Committee



Elevandi, a company set up by the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) to advance FinTech in the digital economy, announced the appointment of its advisory committee. The committee will provide strategic guidance on:

  1. Galvanising global conversations to shape FinTech industry agendas worldwide
  2. Identifying key structural trends and issues shaping the future of financial services
  3. Fostering an open dialogue between policymakers and FinTech players on Fintech risks and opportunities

The committee comprises senior leaders from eight organisations that represent a range of stakeholder groups, including incumbent financial institutions and Tech/FinTech players. Their collective wealth of experience and perspectives will generate valuable insights to support Elevandi’s wide range of initiatives and activities.

The advisory committee is chaired by FinTech veteran Matthias Kröner, Elevandi Board Member and Founder of Tradelite Solutions, as well as former CEO of Fidor Bank and DAB Bank. The committee members are:

  • Dr Andreas Rosenthal, Chief Financial Officer, Prudential Singapore
  • Chen Leiming, Senior Vice President, Ant Group
  • Dante Disparte, Chief Strategy Officer, Circle
  • Eric Anziani, Chief Operating Officer,
  • Janet Young, MD & Head, Group Channels & Digitalisation, Strategic Communications & Brand, United Overseas Bank
  • Laura Loh, Director, Blockchain, Temasek
  • Marco Bizzozero, Head of International and Member of the Executive Committee, iCapital
  • Richard Pu, Vice President, Co-Head of Legal, Tencent

The committee met on 17 May 2022 to review Elevandi’s key initiatives and provide suggestions to expand and grow its activities. These include the Singapore FinTech Festival, Point Zero Forum, Elevandi Connects, World FinTech Festival, Green Shoots Series, education initiatives, Elevandi Forums, and Elevandi FinTech Insider Reports. In particular, the committee will have the opportunity to curate the agenda for the upcoming Singapore FinTech Festival on 2-4 November 2022.

Sopnendu Mohanty, Chairman of Elevandi Board and Chief FinTech Officer of MAS, says, “The advisory committee members’ proven expertise and extensive experience in the global financial services industry will be invaluable to help Elevandi achieve its mission. In addition, the committee will support Elevandi in bringing together the public and private sector to adopt technology and build the future of Finance, one which is inclusive, impactful and sustainable.”

Matthias Kröner, Chairman of the Elevandi advisory committee, shares, “The digital future of financial services has just begun, and Elevandi’s multiple initiatives to drive collaboration at the global level will be crucial in supporting the industry now and in the future.”

The committee members will meet every quarter and have committed to contributing for two years. The next meeting will coincide with the inaugural Point Zero Forum, taking place in Zurich, Switzerland, from 21 – 23 June 2022.