Meet the minds behind the breakthrough ideas that are changing the world at VISION2020 Asia Pacific. Be inspired by Experian’s senior executives, thought leaders, analytics expert, innovators and changemakers.
Brian Cassin is the Global Chief Executive Officer of Experian plc. He joined Experian in 2012 as Global Chief Financial Officer, bringing with him 20 years of experience in the corporate financial advisory sector. In July 2014, he took up his position as Chief Executive Officer.
Brian was a close and trusted advisor to the Experian Group for over eight years before joining the company. He was a strategic advisor to the Board of GUS, Experian’s former parent company, during the establishment of Experian as a publicly listed company.
Prior to joining Experian, Brian was co-head of the European business of global investment banking firm, Greenhill & Co, where he worked for 14 years. He began his career at the London Stock Exchange after which he moved to Baring Brothers International, where he worked in London and New York for six years.
Brian is also a non-executive director of J Sainsbury plc, a leading UK food retailer.
Ben is Chief Executive Officer for Experian Asia Pacific (APAC), where he manages a broad portfolio of responsibilities that covers business strategy and growth. Since being appointed in April 2014, he has been instrumental in driving Experian’s vision of accelerating financial inclusion and literacy in the APAC region. As a regional leader, Ben places a great importance on people and the essential role they play in Experian’s success.
Ben joined Experian in May 2012 as Managing Director, Decision Analytics, APAC where he was responsible for overseeing and growing Experian’s data insights and analytics business in the region. He then transited to the role of Chief Operating Officer, APAC in March 2013.
Ben has over 20 years of experience in the banking sector. Before joining Experian, he was the Network Director for Retail banking at Lloyds Banking Group, where he led over 1,400 retail branches in the United Kingdom (UK) and 18,000 people, in addition to the bank’s Mortgage and Bancassurance distribution businesses.
As President of Experian’s Consumer Information Services, Alex is responsible for overseeing Experian’s US consumer credit bureau and the Group’s Consumer Assistance Centre (MCE). As such, Alex is responsible for all aspects of Experian’s consumer credit services business, including the quality of our data, the breadth of our data assets that determines how much of the population we can score accurately, delivery and management of credit risk data and value-added services to help our clients manage and optimize their customer relationships.
His business drives innovation focused on new technologies, productivity enhancements and it supports many of our direct-to-consumer initiatives.
Prior to joining Experian, Alex served as CEO and President of Vertafore, a market-leading $450+ million revenue insurance software provider, where he grew revenue and profit at the fastest pace in that organisation’s history.
Before he became an operator, Alex spent 15 years as a consultant, starting as a Business Analyst at Dr. Hoefner & Partners in Munich, Germany and later serving as Vice President of The Boston Consulting Group in their London and San Francisco offices.
Steve Wagner leads Experian’s global Decision Analytics business, which includes our Decisioning Software, Identity & Fraud and Analytics & AI businesses. He was appointed managing director in February 2018.
Steve joined Experian in 2005 and has held several senior roles in different parts of Experian. These include President of North America Consumer Information Services and running our Credit Services business in Brazil. He also managed the acquisition of Clarity Services, a market-leading subprime credit bureau, and led the Cross-Channel Marketing business from 2015 until its sale in 2017.
Steve is also Chairman of the Experian social innovation fund. This initiative is focused on improving the lives of people worldwide by investing in ground-breaking Experian products with a powerful social impact.
Before joining Experian, Steve was the General Counsel for ERisk, a risk and capital management software company owned by JP Morgan Partners. Before that, Steve was a corporate and finance lawyer in New York and London leading transactions throughout the US, Europe and the former Soviet Union. Prior to the law, Steve worked as a broker in the international energy markets.
Steve holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from the University of Massachusetts and qualified as a Juris Doctor from New York University, School of Law.
Mr. Angus Choi began serving as Chief Executive Officer of Joint Electronic Teller Services Limited (“JETCO”) in December 2014, overseeing the company’s day-to-day operations and driving the expansion of its automated teller machine (“ATM”) network and payment business platform in Hong Kong and Macau. Mr. Choi also led the team in building Hong Kong’s first open API exchange platform – JETCO APIX – in 2018.
Prior to joining JETCO, Mr. Choi was managing director for Hong Kong at TransUnion Limited where he oversaw the company’s credit reporting, analytics and decisioning business.
At JETCO, Mr. Choi’s objective is to enhance the value of the company’s ATM platform for both users and member banks through continuous innovation and the development of cross-border capabilities. At the same time, Mr. Choi also aims at introducing diversified and sophisticated financial and payment services to help member banks expand their business and promote the development of the local financial market.
With over 30 years of experience in the consumer credit bureau and banking sectors, Mr. Choi has also held senior positions in Citibank’s and DBS’ consumer and corporate banking businesses, as well as regional sales and marketing management positions at Visa International and American Express in Hong Kong and Canada.
Mr. Choi holds an Executive Master of Business Administration degree from Southern Illinois University in the United States.
Jason Humphrey is Head of Retail Risk for Australia. This role is responsible for the delivery of credit risk life cycle strategies from the point of acquisition through to collections. In this role, key performance indicators are around capital and provision improvement strategies to loss, simplification and returns indicators.
Prior to joining ANZ, Jason was the Head of Retail Risk for GE Capital Asia covering Australia, New Zealand, Japan, Korea, China and India.
Jason joined ANZ in 2010 having spent 10 years with GE, holding a variety of senior risk roles. More recent roles include CRO for GE New Zealand and Head of Risk for GE Automotive. He began his financial career as head of decision support for Telecom New Zealand, a role he held for five years. Over the last 20 years he has been involved in numerous large commercial and retail acquisitions, various integrations of acquired businesses, and delivered a business strategy during the GFC in which some business lines were exited.
Jason has strengths around problem solving and solution delivery with a returns and fact based focus and approach to strategy and execution.
Jason graduated with an Honours Degree in Economics and a Dip Grad in Marketing from Otago University in Dunedin.
Malcolm is the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and co-founder of MyRepublic. He drives the company’s vision and growth strategy as it continues to redefine the economics of the telecommunications industry. Under his leadership, MyRepublic has grown from a tech start-up with into a regional cloud-based Internet platform company operating across Singapore, New Zealand, Indonesia and Australia.
Malcolm was the Former VP of International, Wholesale & Carrier Services at StarHub (Singapore), responsible for the wholesale channel, international voice and data, and Global IP Transit & Peering. He led the successful bid to set up and operate Singapore’s Next Generation Nationwide Broadband Network (NBN). He then become the General Manager of the NBN Operating Company, Nucleus Connect.
With almost 25 years of experience in telecommunications, Malcolm has served as the Chairman of the Board for the Singapore Internet Exchange (SGIX). Malcolm has also held senior management roles at 360 Networks in Hong Kong, Bell Canada, and Shaw Communications in Toronto where he was responsible for deploying infrastructure into 12 Canadian markets (including the construction of over 4,000km of optical fibre cable) and working with the International Olympic Committee to construct the communications and broadcast network for the 2012 Winter Olympic Games.
Michael Araneta is AVP for IDC and leads the IDC Financial Insights research and advisory unit for IDC Financial Insights. Araneta's work makes him the go-to analyst for a broad range of strategic and tactical issues for Asia/Pacific institutions. Araneta's current clients receive advice on mergers and acquisitions, product innovation strategies, Big Data and AI, customer centricity and CRM initiatives, core banking systems, vendor product portfolio positioning, and customer channel effectiveness.
Within Financial Insights, Araneta's role is to grow the Banking Practice which undertakes continuous monitoring of the key business and technology investments of the top banks representing a cross-section of countries in the Asia/Pacific region. Together with Financial Insights' elite team of analysts, Araneta regularly engages with the key decision-makers of Asia's top financial services institutions.
Mohan Jayaraman is Managing Director, Strategy & Innovation for Experian Asia Pacific.
With over 20 years of experience in banking, Mohan is in-charge of driving greater collaboration across Experian’s Product, Consultant and Analytics businesses. He also has responsibility and management of Experian Japan’s Decision Analytics and Business Information business.
Mohan first joined Experian in 2010 as Chief Operating Officer in India, before assuming the mantle of Managing Director a year later. During that time, he has been instrumental in growing Experian India’s multiple business lines to scale.
Prior to joining Experian, Mohan was with ICICI Bank, where he held a number of senior management positions, most recently Head of Payment Solutions & Enterprise Analytics. In his eight-year stint with ICICI bank he has also handled the retail portfolio buyouts & sell down business besides being involved in strategic buyout deals in the auto, two wheelers, commercial vehicles and the credit cards businesses.
Shri Santhanam was appointed as Experian’s Executive Vice President and General Manager of Global Analytics and AI in June 2019. Shri’s role is to help our Decision Analytics business and our clients take full advantage of the opportunities of big data analytics.
Before joining Experian, Shri was a senior partner at the international management consulting firm Oliver Wyman. There he co-founded Oliver Wyman Labs, which helps clients use data, technology and advanced analytics to drive transformative business impact. Shri has worked with clients across various industries to build products and solutions using AI and advanced analytics.
Mr Steve Leonard is a technology-industry leader with a wide range of experience, having played key roles in building several global companies in areas such as Software, Hardware and Services. Although born in the US, Mr Leonard considers himself a member of the larger global community, having lived and worked outside the US for more than 25 years.
In his current role as the Founding Chief Executive Officer of SGInnovate – a private limited company wholly owned by the Singapore Government – Mr Leonard has been chartered to lead an organisation that builds ‘deep-tech’ companies. Capitalising on the science and technology research for which Singapore has gained a global reputation, Mr Leonard’s team works with local and international partners, including universities, venture capitalists, and major corporations to help technical founders imagine, start and scale globally-relevant early-stage technology companies from Singapore.
Prior to his role as the CEO of SGInnovate, Mr Leonard served three years as the Executive Deputy Chairman of the Infocomm Development Authority (IDA), a government statutory board under the purview of Singapore’s Ministry of Communications and Information. In that role, he had executive responsibility at the national level for various aspects of the information technology and telecommunications industries in Singapore.
Mr Leonard serves on the advisory boards of a range of universities and organisations in Singapore. Mr Leonard also serves as an Independent Non-Executive Director at Singapore Post Ltd (SingPost), a global leader in e-commerce logistics; and AsiaSat, a Hong Kong Stock Exchange-listed commercial operator of communication spacecraft.
Technologist and entrepreneur, Stuart Grover (Stu) is a co-founder and CEO of Look Who’s Charging. A serial entrepreneur with successful businesses under his belt including Passport2Fitness and 3D Printing Studios, Stu has spent more than twenty-years solving problems with technology including roles in Enterprise IT at Walmart in the United States and EDS across Asia Pacific.
Stu built Look Who’s Charging to solve a problem he faced whilst trying to understand his business expenses. Often transactions being made by his employees would appear confusing on statements. Convinced that he wasn’t the only person facing this problem he built a solution which is now used every day by most Australian via their banking Apps. Now part of Experian, Stu is continuing to develop the Look Who’s Charging solution as part of Experian’s Open Banking platform.
A graduate of the International Space University, Stu continues to follow his passion for space as well as bringing 3D printing concepts to the wider community through large-scale speaking engagements including TED, Ignite, Mlab and as an industry spokesman at many conferences including Parliament House Canberra.
Lewis Hamilton MBE is a five-time Formula One World Champion and Britain’s most successful F1 driver in history. Currently racing for Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport he is already recognised as one of the sport’s all-time greats.
The son of an English mother and a father with Grenadian heritage who separated when he was two, he shared a childhood many kids could relate to – he struggled with dyslexia and wasn’t sure where he belonged. He started racing go-karts at eight as a way to spend time with his dad and was hooked immediately, climbing the career ladder at an unprecedented rate. Lewis had found his place.
But Lewis’s roots and upbringing weren’t typical of F1. In the gilded paddocks of a sport that is usually the reserve of the rich, his father held down as many as three jobs at a time, keeping his promise to support his son’s racing career as long as he worked hard at school. As he rose through the ranks Lewis had to learn to embrace his role as an outsider, ignoring the doubters and breaking down every barrier that society or the elitist world F1 put in front of him.
Such was his self-belief that a ten year old Lewis approached McLaren F1 boss Ron Dennis and said
"Hi. I'm Lewis Hamilton. I won the British Championship and one day I want to be racing your cars." To which Dennis replied: "Phone me in nine years, we'll sort something out then." Just three years later Hamilton was signed to McLaren’s Young Driver Development programme.
After blowing the competition off the grid in Formula 3 Euro Series, he progressed to the GP2 Series. It was here that his ability to fearlessly rise to every challenge which made McLaren Mercedes sit up and take note, giving him his promotion to the big time: Formula 1, the pinnacle of motor racing. Lewis made his Formula 1 debut aged just 22. In 2007 he became the youngest World Championship leader during his rookie season, eventually finishing runner up by just a single point. The following 2008 season Lewis claimed the crown on the very last corner of the last race of the season, becoming the youngest and first black driver to win the World Champion the sport has ever seen.
In 2013 he moved to Mercedes AMG F1 and alongside his 1,200 teammates returned the Silver Arrows to the top of the podium with his second and third World Championships in 2014 and 2015, equalling the record set by his childhood hero, the great Ayrton Senna. Still carrying the sense that all his success and sacrifices could be snatched away from him at any moment, Lewis remained focused on winning perfection. He went on to secure two more world titles in 2017 and 2018, joining the great Juan Manuel Fangio and Michael Schumacher as the only drivers to have five or more world championship titles. The most successful British driver in the history of the sport, over the course of the 239 races he has contested Lewis has secured 80 wins, 43 fastest laps holds records for the all-time most career points (3,241), the most wins at different circuits (26), the all-time most pole positions (86).
His approach off the track is just as positive and fearless, constantly challenging himself to grow and drawing inspiration from new places. He has taken his grounding in technical excellence and data-led performance from Formula One into other passions, such co-designing a series of motorbikes with super-bike manufacturer MV Agusta and helping develop the gameplay design for Gran Turismo Sport. With engineering being such an important part of his life from a young age he is hugely inspired by tech innovation, which he explores through his partnerships with Mercedes Benz, Bose and Play Station and as Vodafone’s 5G ambassador.
He has a love for creativity and in his spare time has become a student of fashion. Using his role as a brand ambassador for Tommy Hilfiger and Police to design his own lines and has become a much sought after front row attendee at the world’s leading fashion shows. Lewis has also loved music since a young age, playing both the piano and guitar, and is an extreme sports fan, holding a sky diving license and regularly surfing during the off season break.
His willingness to embrace what makes him different has defined his values and outlook on life, and in 2016 the fearlessness, inspiration and positivity that drive saw him win the BBC’s Sports Personality of the Year and recognized by TIME Magazine’s ‘100 Most Influential People’ list. A true digital native, Lewis is the most followed and engaged racing driver in the world. He has loyal global fanbase, #TeamLH, and his channels have over 24 million followers, including more than a million fans on Chinese microblogging platform, Sina Weibo. Lewis often shares glimpses into his home life or putting in the hours at the factory analysing the latest data, giving his fans a taste of the sacrifice and hard work that goes in to each and every success he has on the track.
Looking to the future, Lewis sees himself relentlessly chasing perfection on track, but knows at some point he will need to look beyond F1. His against-the-odds rise to the top of F1 has made Lewis fiercely committed to help youths unleash their potential, wherever it lies and no matter their background – to help them to embrace their difference.
Mark’s management career in Formula One included more than a decade on the management board of the highly successful, race winning Jordan Grand Prix team, running the world famous Cosworth engine business and establishing the commercial arm of Red Bull Racing which went on to become 4-times World Champions. During his career he has worked with many of the sport’s leading drivers, including former World Champions Ayrton Senna, Michael Schumacher and Jenson Button. Today he works closely with a number of the sport’s major stars including David Coulthard, Mika Hakkinen and Jacques Villeneuve.
Mark’s career in Formula One started in 1983, spending seven years working in the media and as a consultant to Philip Morris International before joining Eddie Jordan’s fledgling Grand Prix team in 1990. He was a member of the team’s management board, having full responsibility for the team’s day-to-day marketing and commercial activities. He became part of the newly created Red Bull Racing management team in 2004, and was invited to
lead Cosworth’s return to Formula One as an engine and technology supplier in 2010, overseeing its supply of onethird of the teams on the starting grid.
Along the way he founded Status Grand Prix, which won the 2009 Motorsport World Cup of Motorsport and became a race-winning team in junior formulae as well as competing in the Le Mans 24 Hours sport car race. He helped developed the new hybrid petrol-electric engine regulations introduced into Formula One in 2014, and recently published his second book - ’The Business of Winning - Strategic Success from the Formula One track to the Boardroom’. Between 2005 and 2009 Mark was motor sport consultant to Disney Pixar on CARS and CARS II.
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Our guest speaker has held leadership roles in the sport of Formula One motor racing for over 30 years. This includes spending 15 years on the management boards of two Formula One teams; Jordan Grand Prix, and Red Bull Racing. Until 2012 he headed the Cosworth Formula One engine company. During his career he has worked with some of the sport’s greatest World Champions including Brazil’s Ayrton Senna, Germany’s Michael Schumacher and Finland’s Mika Hakkinen. Today he runs his own consulting business and is a Formula One commentator and analyst for media organisations including the BBC, ESPN Sports and Sky Sports. Ladies and Gentlemen, Mark Gallagher.
Sachin Tendulkar is a former Indian cricketer widely considered to be the greatest cricketer of all time and is the only player to have scored one hundred international centuries. In India and around the cricketing world, Sachin is more than just a popular cricketer or sports personality; he is not just loved and respected, but revered. Affectionately called the “God of Cricket” by his fans, Sachin ruled the game for a career that spanned 24 years —a very rare feat for a sportsperson.
Shortly after his final match in November 2013, Tendulkar became the youngest person and the first sportsman to be conferred the ‘Bharat Ratna’, India's highest civilian honor. Tendulkar played his 200th and final Test match in November 2013, finishing with an accumulation of statistics that included more than 34,000 runs and 100 centuries in international cricket. He briefly returned to competition in July 2014 as captain of the MCC team in the bicentenary celebration of Lord's Cricket Ground in London, and later that year he released his autobiography, Playing It My Way. This was followed by the release of his biopic – “Sachin: A Billion Dreams”. The book and movie have inspired and motivated several people to follow their dreams with passion.
Post retirement, Tendulkar has embarked on an innings of giving back. He aspires to transform India from a sports-loving nation to a sports-playing nation. By working with government ministries, universities and schools on incorporating sports as a part of curriculum, he aims to make India a healthier and fitter nation.
He shares his time and experience with budding cricketers, sports bodies and teams for the betterment of cricket. Through the Tendulkar Middlesex Global Academy (TMGA), he helps in grassroots development of cricket, and shapes not just cricketing acumen, but also strives to make young boys and girls better global citizens.
Tendulkar has devoted his time to charities like Apnalaya, Spreading Happiness Foundation, Make a wish foundation and sponsors 200 underprivileged children every year. He has been a part of various government initiatives like Swachh Bharat and Skill India movement. He has also been a Member of Parliament and has adopted two villages to help develop the infrastructure and improve standard of living. Mr Tendulkar has been associated with UNICEF for more than a decade now and has supported various of the organization’s causes. His popularity has helped many other charities raise large amounts of funds for several noble causes. His latest involvement was as a goodwill ambassador for UNICEF during the “Cricket World Cup 2019”, where he promoted “One Day 4 Children” initiative.
Mr Tendulkar continues to be amongst the most trusted personalities. As a result of responsible endorsements and partnerships, which have stood out for combining business objectives with social causes, a recent Forbes article covered him as being one of the highest trusted and paid personalities, and the only retiree amongst celebrities to still be ruling the roost.
Tendulkar lives in Mumbai with his family comprising of his mother Rajni, his wife Dr Anjali, a pediatrician and two children, Sara and Arjun. He loves spending time with his friends and family.