EY , Asia-Pacific FinTech Leader
James Lloyd is Asia-Pacific FinTech Leader with EY. Based in Hong Kong but with a regional remit, he is responsible for advising current and prospective clients on matters relating to new-form financial services, processes, and technologies. James is also responsible for coordinating and building upon EY’s existing community of regional financial technology professionals, while working to expand the firm’s relationships with start-ups, incumbents, governments, regulators, venture capital, and other service providers across the ecosystem. James leads a team within EY’s Asia-Pacific Financial Services Organization (FSO), a fully dedicated and integrated entity exclusively focused on servicing the needs of clients in the financial services industry.
Prior to joining EY, James helped build and scale a venture-backed “alternative finance” platform provider enabling banks to profitably offer short-term unsecured loans to under-served small businesses; first as head of product management, then as head of strategy & corporate development. Prior to that, we worked in product strategy and delivery for an ecommerce payment start-up which combined direct-to-market customer acquisition with white-labelled full-service delivery for partner banks. James is an active participant in the wider fintech ecosystem across Asia-Pacific: as start-up mentor, seed investor, and community builder. James currently sits on the Fintech Advisory Group of Hong Kong's Securities and Futures Commission (SFC).