Who we are

The Emerging Payments Association is a thriving community of payments

professionals whose goals are to strengthen and expand the payments

industry to benefit all stakeholders.


EPA Ambassadors are subject matters experts who are supporting the association and membership with their expert knowledge and experience from the payments industry.

“We make a difference in the payments industry. Emerging Payments Association Asia provides our members a unique collaboration platform for Asia Payments.”

Lance Blockley

MD The Initiatives Group

As an EPA Ambassador, we entrust you with our brand.

  • Support us in creating awareness, attention, and desire from new members to join
  • Help our current members who want to understand more about the emerging payments and how it works
  • Help improve our community’s effectiveness

Lance Blockley

Managing Director, Initiatives Group 

Experienced management consultant focused on financial services, and particularly payments (such as credit card, debit card, prepaid cards, electronic funds transfer, cash, etc).

Dr Brad Pragnell

Principal, 34 South 45 North

For over 20 years, I’ve been deeply involved in the financial services industry providing leadership and delivering meaningful outcomes for member organizations, their stakeholders, and regulators.

Antony Morris

Principal, 34 South 45 North
Managing Director,Triniti; iSky Research
FinTech (before it was called that) Venture Builder with extensive experience in advising and leading retail payment, fare collection and financial services consumer behaviour transformation in Asia for 20 years including HSBC, Octopus, BBM Money and PayMe.


Fannette Hsin

EPA Asia, Ambassador


Fannette is an EPAA Amabassador and the lead on our Cross Borader Payments project. She long carreer in Payments for HSBC, JPM, Santander and Standard Charted in Wholesale/Global Markets, Private Banking/ Retail Banking/Correspondent banking as well as trade finance. She lead the FX and Derivatives working group to produce the SWIFT Offshore Renminbi Best Practices when the Offshore CNY was first introduced.

Zennon Kapron

Founder & Director, Kapronasia
Zennon Kapron is the Director of Kapronasia, one of Asia’s leading financial technology research and consulting firms. Prior to Kapronasia, Zennon was the Asia Pacific Financial Industry Manager and Global Banking Industry Manager for Intel.


Richard Reid

Experienced Executive

Experienced executive with a demonstrated history of working in the financial and technology industries both locally and internationally.

Nikesh Lalchandani

Experienced Banker

Nikesh is an experienced banker, with a background in technology and finance, he has worked in payments and innovation for many years in fintechs, banks and startups. He has studied postgraduate information technology and finance, is a Chartered Banker and Senior Member of the Australian Computer Society, IEEE and Fellow of FINSIA. He is the author of the book “Payments and Banking in Australia: From coins to cryptocurrency”.

Rajiv Madane

 Senior Vice President, Asia Pacific

Rajiv a self driven, digital innovation and FinTech leader who has been involved in the Banking and FinTech ecosystem for over 30 years. He has held senior leadership positions with various multinational companies in USA, Europe and Asia Pacific. Rajiv has helped companies like FIS Global, Wipro, ACI Worldwide, Fiserv grow their business in Asia Pacific with innovative tech solutions for the banking industry. Rajiv was involved in the launch of the APIX platform by MAS (Monetary Authority of Singapore), IFC and ASEAN Bankers Association at the Singapore FinTech Festival 2018.


Leanne Bradley

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.


Alumni Ambassadors

Anurag Vasisth

Business Leader

The strategic business environment is challenging industries at an unprecedented pace. This lead to a need
for dynamic, innovation and ethical business leadership more than ever,
to consistently drive shareholder value, balanced with value to the customers
and employees.




Become A Member

Become an EPA Asia member today and be an Influencer in setting the agenda for
Emerging Payments in Asia.