Event Details

The FinTech Movement: Staying relevant in the ever-changing world of FinTech Friday, 24 June, 12:30 – 1:30 pm
24 June 2022
  • Members Only Event
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  • ✪ Member's Fee: $0.00

FWA, in collaboration with ICONIQ Capital is pleased to bring you the next FWA Exchange Session: The FinTech Movement - Staying relevant in the ever-changing world of FinTech. 

The rise of FinTech has been meteoric and has taken some traditional financial institutions by surprise. Many traditional financial institutions are playing catch-up through a series of efforts to innovate, be it new products or moving into new markets. Arguably, FinTech has democratised financial services, allowing non-traditional firms to enter the space and even moving into the forefront as the key players.

Many who are working with the traditional financial institutions recognise the huge potential in the developments of FinTech but are they able to tap on these opportunities? We have invited speakers from the FinTech industry who will bring more insights to our members on this topic.

Specifically, we will discuss:

1. The role of a startup/fintech vs the role in the traditional finance industry 

2. What are the skillsets required to stay relevant from the fintech industry perspective or to turn traditional financial institutions to fintech as an enabler for better financial services

3. The culture differences between fintech firms and traditional financial institutions - what do you need to adjust to embrace Fintech and what do you need to leave behind to reshape the traditional financial services world


Registered participants will receive the link for the Zoom session prior to the event.

Event Agenda:

12:15pm    Registration

12:30pm    Welcome Address by FWA & ICONIQ Capital

12.40pm    Sharing and Discussion


Yada Piyajomkwan (Co-founder and CPO of Ajaib)

Caecilia Chu (Co-Founder and CEO of YouTrip)


Rajeev Natarajan (Managing Director and Head of Asia Pacific of ICONIQ Capital)

1.15pm    Q&A

1.30pm    End of Session


Panellists and Moderator Bios:



Yada Piyajomkwan, Co-founder and CPO of Ajaib

Yada Piyajomkwan is the co-founder and CPO of Ajaib, a unicorn Fintech in Indonesia focusing on online investments for the millennials. In 2022, three years since its launch, Ajaib has over one million investors and became Indonesia’s seventh unicorn. 

Yada co-founded Ajaib during her time at Stanford Graduate School of Business with a classmate. Prior to this, Yada worked for McKinsey & Company in their financial services practice before receiving a Fulbright scholar to complete her master’s degree. 


Caecilia Chu, Co-Founder and CEO of YouTrip

Caecilia is the co-founder and CEO of YouTrip, Southeast Asia’s leading multi-currency neobank for consumers and SMBs. She was named to the global list of Top 50 Financial Technology CEOs in 2021, and Top 25 Women Leader in Financial Technology in 2020.


Prior to YouTrip, Caecilia worked at Citi growth capital investing division and at McKinsey advising financial institutions on product and growth strategies. She has an MBA from Harvard Business School and a bachelor’s degree (summa cum laude) from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.



Rajeev Natarajan, Managing Director and Head of Asia Pacific of ICONIQ Capital

Rajeev Natarajan is the Managing Director and Head of Asia Pacific for ICONIQ Capital, a privately-held investment firm that serves some of the world’s most influential families and organisations.

Prior to ICONIQ, Rajeev spent nine years working in the Investment Management and Securities Divisions of Goldman Sachs, across the London, Sydney, and Singapore offices. He also spent two years in a raw material and commodity trading business in Hong Kong and four years as a Management Consultant with Accenture in their Melbourne and Atlanta offices.


Rajeev holds a Bachelor of Commerce and a Bachelor of Arts from Monash University and a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from London Business School. 


Please note places are on a first-come-first-served basis so do register early! Deadline for registration is 22 June 2022. Please sign up early to avoid disappointment. We apologise that any request for places after the deadline will not be entertained. As places are limited and if you have RSVP but cannot make it, we appreciate that you cancel your registration so that we can make the place available to someone else. Cancellation details are provided below under NO SHOW POLICY. Thank you.



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