- 2018 Speakers
Microsoft , Senior Director, Financial Industry Services Lead – Asia
Connie Leung is the Senior Director & Financial Services Business Lead - Asia of the Worldwide Financial Services Industry team. Connie has dual responsibility as Asia lead for driving high level engagement and industry spokesperson and thought leader in Asia, and provides the strategic direction and leadership for all aspects of the Financial Services business as part of the Worldwide Financial Services group, including Banking, Capital Markets and Insurance. As part of the worldwide financial services team, Connie has led various global initiatives including Blockchain and AI/Machine learning for corporate banking and industry digital transformation initiatives. Connie brings many years of diversified industry experience to this role including banking & finance, vertical business segment such as payments, treasury and trade, technology & infra-structure, sales and management experience to this role.
Before joining Microsoft, Connie was a Director, Payments & Trade markets, Asia Pacific at SWIFT responsible for corporate, payments and trade markets activities in Asia Pacific. She was with SWIFT since March 2006 initially focusing on launching the new Trade Services Utility(ICCBPO) in the market and moved into her last position in September 2010 to develop SWIFT’s corporate, payments and trade & supply chain business in Asia Pacific.
Prior to joining SWIFT, Connie held management positions with various financial information services providers including as Misys, Surecomp and Fidelity Information Services, offering trade finance, core banking, treasury and payment systems to banks. Prior to that, Connie served as vice president and in other management roles for companies such as smart card management system, credit card payment terminals and internet e-commerce portals for the financial sector.
Connie has a strong track record in sales, marketing and growing new business in the financial sector, is capable of bringing innovative solutions to the market. She is a regular speaker at industry events such as Eurofinance, Asia Trade Finance week, Exporta, Finance Asia, APEC and Euromoney events and contributor to media and publications such as GTR, The Asian Banker, The Asset, Finance Asia and the BAFT newsletter. Connie holds an honors degree in Computer Science and is fluent in English and Chinese.