- 2018 Speakers
Geoswift , CEO
Raymond Qu is the Founder and CEO of Geoswift Limited, a payment technology company providing customized one-stop cross-border payment solutions between China and the rest of the world. Under his leadership, Geoswift provides remittance, cross-border settlement, foreign currency exchange, and e-Wallet services to and from China.
With 20+ years of management experience, Raymond has built Geoswift from humble beginnings to a leading provider of cross-border payment solutions by forming strategic partnerships, driving state-of-the-art technology development, and recruiting key executives from McKinsey, Citibank, MasterCard, PayPal, Visa, PricewaterhouseCoopers, HSBC, China Mingshen Bank, Travelex, China UnionPay, Global Collection, Electronic Arts and other major financial institutions globally. Prior to founding Geoswift, Raymond held management positions at leading Chinese banks. Driven by an entrepreneurial spirit, Raymond invested in business opportunities united by a vision to make international payments more efficient. This passion and expertise led him to be an integral part of the original team in 1998 that would become Geoswift, which he formally founded in 2010. Ultimately, Raymond envisions transforming the world into one that people pay without paper notes.
Raymond is currently an appointed senior adviser to Business Development Bank of Canada (BDC), and a senior adviser of the Finance Research Institute of the State Council Development Research Center of China. He holds a MBA degree from the Saunders School of Business at the University of British Columbia, Canada, with a concentration on studies of digital currency.