Meet the 2020 Academy

Meena Sivan

Co-Founder, Chief MSME development Officer, SathSung Services

Growing up as a shy small town girl, in a humble background with many unwritten patriarchal norms, broke many taboos to become a business leader in Digital Payments and Digital MSME lending with concept to commercial launches across 7 APAC countries with over 15 years of experience driving Financial Inclusion, dreaming of eliminating "Poverty Penalty" by democratizing financing.

After the completion of M.Tech in Laser Technology and Optical Communication Engineering, started her career as a Software Developer,

worked across India, Canada; Deep inside her, she always knew that her high is in exploiting technology for a common cause. Her people skills urge to be working on the ground, influenced her launching her first venture in Innovations management systems, that facilitated the flow of great ideas across functions crossing the barriers of hierarchical organization, that created many internal patents.

Her conviction in the potential of Digital Financial Services for the cause of Social-Financial independence for rural and urban lower income groups, drove her to building partnerships with the founders of bKash Bangladesh, and “MoneyonMobile” India, and other countries. There is no looking back - since 2010, she has been a thought leader and an executional leader in launching many concepts to commercial products with the sole goal of inclusive development and sharing economy across the spectrum with digital media as a channel of cost-effective delivery.

She continued her quest for knowledge, pursued her TRIUM MBA, a demanding joint program of 3 LSE, Stern-NYU and HEC-Paris, earnt her MBA in September 2019, and a valuable global perspective from the cohorts who are from 27 different nationalities. Currently she is preparing to launch her next venture and democratizing MSME loans by deploying voice as new UI for overcoming the barriers of digital illiteracy and DLT for creating an alternate data-based credit scores for the financially excluded segments.

Meet the 2020 Academy

Adriana Koe

Vice President & Senior Legal Counsel

APAC MEA RCIS, Western Union Business Solutions

Anna Maj

FinTech Leader & Advisor

Global Startup Committee WBAF | EIC

Angela Oetama

Co-Founder & CEO


Anjana Srinivasan

Head - Treasury & Partnerships


Ashley OReilly


Treadbird Ventures

Charishma Chotalia

India General Manager

Branch International

Claudia Villasis-Wallraf

Director Corporate Cash Management Structuring

Deutsche Bank

Christine Sou

Senior Product Manager


Cynthia Siantar

Partnership Lead


Doina Chiselita

Fintech Strategy


Erica Teo

eCommerce, Payments & Receivables Product Manager

Citibank Treasury and Trade Solutions

Hermia Leung

Investments - Associate Director

NAB Ventures

Fernn Lim


Standard Chartered Bank

Hue Dang

Head of Asia Pacific


Jacqueline Rachelle Yee


Funderbeam Exchange

Jennifer Sung

Head of Business Development

Lend East

Jia Min Tan

Director of Alliances


Jolene Yee

Director, Financial Planning & Analysis

Asia Pacific, Citi

Jo-lynn Foo

DIR Digital Positioning & Retail Banking Innova...

Standard Chartered Bank

Kashmera Self

AVP, Strategy & Emerging Solutions Delivery

Interac Corp

Lindsay Mulligan

Chief Marketing Officer

Buckzy Payments

Maria Florencia Chango

Head of Product Control


Meena Sivan

Co-Founder, Chief MSME development Officer

SathSung Services

Nandini Maheshwari

Director, Business Development

India and South Asia, Uber

Nikita Mo

Industry Lead


Rasmegh Srisethi

Director and Co-Founder

SawasdeeShop (DeeMoney)

Richa Arora

Director - Innovation & Design

Visa Innovation Center

Sarah Zhang

Founder & CEO

Points Technology

Shivani Mukherjee

Solutions Manager APAC


Sigrid Rouam

Global Director Data Science & Data Analytics

Standard Chartered Bank

Siobhan Hartnoll

Head of Business Development

Asia Pacific Australia, Featurespace

Somya Patnaik

Senior Product Manager

ACI Worldwide

Tasma Hersi

Associate General Counsel


Veronica Fung

Head of New Client Onboarding Global Markets APAC

Societe Generale