Who we are
The Emerging Payments Association Asia is a thriving community of payments professionals whose goals are to strengthen and expand the payments industry to benefit all stakeholders.
Advisory Board members are nominated and elected to the board based on their ability to lead and influence the payments industry. Members of the Advisory Board are both nominated and voted on by the members of the EPAA.
What does an EPA Advisory Board member do?
- Attend all Advisory Board meetings throughout the year
- Contribute ideas and views relating to the strategy and priorities of the group
- Contribute content and input to papers produced for regulators, press releases, case studies
- Work diligently together outside meetings on agreed projects, and if appropriate, mentor one of the EPA’s projects
- Introduce new prospective members to join the EPA
- Use their Advisory Board membership to endorse their company’s brand
- Talk positively about the work done by the industry and the group
- Represent EPA at industry conferences and events.
- Provide guidance when required to EPA members
The Advisory Board is lead by EPA Asia’s Benefactor Members. The key function of the advisory board is to provide guidance and recommendations to assist EPA Asia in being the peak body for the APAC payments community.
CEO and Co-Founder EPA Asia
Camilla is the CEO and the co-founder of Emerging Payments Association Asia. Her role is to bring together the different participants in the value chain of payments for collaboration. The core of the EPAA activities is policy and advocacy to enhance the industry. Camilla has a long career in the financial technology industry, starting in London in early 2000 working for Reuters (today LSEG) and often talks about coming home when she started her work in the payments industry. Payments is the part of the financial service that touches peoples lives every day, and through EPA Asia work lives can be improved. The payments industry offered her an opportunity to combine her passion for fintech and humanitarian questions.
CIO, Australian Payments Plus; EPAA, Chairperson
Global Exco Member and SVP APAC – Ingenico (Worldline)
Nigel sits on the Global Executive Committee for Ingenico and leads the Asia Pacific business. Prior to joining Ingenico Nigel was an Operating Partner at APIS a Global Emerging Markets PE Firm focused on Financial Services. With over 25 years in financial services and fintech, he has held Senior Executive roles in major players across the industry landscape including American Express, Moneygram and FirstData. He also acts as Board Advisor to startups in the Fintech Space. Nigel is based in Singapore.
GM Issuing Products & Operations at Novatti Group
An experienced leader with a diverse global background in product and delivery management, credit card issuing and technologies, retail banking, business transformation, program management, productivity, risk management and vendor management.
Proudly person-focused; engages people to deliver a tailored, comprehensive strategy focusing on business growth, operational efficiency, performance and improved customer experiences.
Education Advisor, PayEd
John is a co-founder of EPA Asia, and is a qualified Management
Accountant with over 25 years of wide ranging fintech experience in
capital markets and investor communications. He held many roles, but mainly as regional Asia Pacific strategy head, and now runs PayEd.
Senior Advisor at Ant Group|IFLR APAC Outstanding Leader
Carrie Suen is the Senior Advisor at Ant Group, where she is responsible to drive our global strategies and thought leadership of Ant’s international policy objectives to bring more inclusive, green and sustainable changes to the ecosystem.
Carrie is a seasoned lawyer and has experience in wide range of subject matters ranging from fintech regulatory, corporate governance, M&A, equity offerings to listed companies compliance. Since joining Ant in 2014, Carrie has been at the forefront of the global digital payment and regulatory development, where she accumulated practical insight of the market pain points. Carrie has been involved in regular direct communications and dialogues with regulators/government and international organizations such as the WEF, to help shape the policy landscape globally. Under her leadership, Ant’s International Legal team grew fourfold from 2017-2020, supporting over 100 markets/regions.
Group Managing Director
Head of Sales Asia Pacific, FIS
Kanv is responsible for growing and nurturing FIS’ Asia-Pacific markets for Banking and Payments Solutions.He bring on board 22 years of expertise in banking and payments industry where he has helped simplify clients’ complex transformation journeys, turned around challenged businesses, brought to market several innovative projects, and helped institutions create financial inclusiveness. He is eager to impart the best practices he have learned in the fintech and payments industries as well as my knowledge, experience, and knowledge.
Mary Ann Francis
Associate Partner, IBM Consulting
Mary Ann is an Associate Partner in the IBM Consulting and IBM Payment Center Practice for IBM. She is focused on Banking, Payments and Treasury globally. Prior to her current role, Mary Ann has held numerous leadership and executive roles in the financial services industry, including work with DXC, Wipro, Symcor and as Head of Trade & Treasury at National City (now PNC).
She is a respected industry-elected and appointed leader in global forums; she is often enlisted by leading organizations to help develop and guide strategies on emerging payments and technologies. She has served on Industry Boards and Global Payments Initiatives most of her career.
Director Government Relations- Australia, PayPal
Holly is Director & Head of Government Relations for PayPal in Australia. With more than 15 years’ experience in the financial services industry, specialising in public policy, Holly has been a policy adviser to the Australian Government and held senior roles across the public, private and industry sectors including with some of Australia’s largest financial services institutions, the Westpac Banking Group and AMP Financial Services. In 2020, Holly joined the Board of the Australian Services Roundtable as a Director and currently serves as Vice President.
Alumni Board Members
The Advisory Board is lead by EPA Asia’s Benefactor Members. The key function of the advisory
board is to provide guidance and recommendations to assist EPA Asia in being the peak body
for the APAC payments community
Chief Compliance Officer
I am an influential and quality-driven C-level business leader with a strong product and technology background who builds and transforms businesses.
Malcolm is a founding member of EPA Asia Advisory Board.
Capital Markets Industry Lead
A highly motivated, successful general manager and director of global sales teams directly, indirectly and remotely across multiple cultures, from a regional and corporate perspective to consistently achieve revenue and profit targets. Communicating in a clear and prolific manner has been vital to building and leading successful teams, as is the passion for quality in client interaction.
Business Development Director
I am an energetic business leader with consistent track record of success in sales and market development. I have received numerous awards and recognition for delivering record-setting sales, and excellence in business development.
Alissa is a Fulbright Scholar at Harvard Business School. During her MBA Summer internship she worked for Google. She studied History at Magdalen College, University of Oxford. After graduating from Oxford, she interned at the F.W. de Klerk Foundation in South Africa and studied Mandarin at Tsinghua University in Beijing.
Co-CEO & Principal,Suite2go
Connector and consultant that helps businesses realise their potential
Experienced financial services professional with a demonstrated history
of working in the wealth, and investment management industry.
Advisory Board Member
Career Goal: Lead innovative, high performing teams to deliver projects and products that improve the way people live, work and play. In doing so, be a strategic, collaborative leader that drives transformational change.
Steven Xavier Chan
Asia Pacific Head Government Relations, Paypal; Chairperson, EPAA
Senior regulatory and government affairs executive with years of experience conducting international trade, economic and public policy, and in government and industry advocacy.
My career has been guided by a passion for channeling the power of technology to drive social impact and change.
When I’m not building the future of impactful financial services, you can find me: Advising new startups/non profits (pro-bono consultant). Chasing the light to get a great shot – Patagonia has republished some of my photography on several occasions.
Rowing on our world’s rivers and lakes (I was a dual-sport Division 1 athlete in volleyball and rowing and later competed as an elite rower training alongside members of the US National Team)
CEO, AusPayNet; Deputy Chair, EPAA
Experienced senior leader with proven track record in driving initiatives and customer engagement.