Rt. Hon Sir Tony Baldry
Rt. Hon Sir Tony Baldry
The Rt Hon Sir Tony Baldry is a UK citizen and the UK government’s former Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State Foreign and Commonwealth Office overseeing the West Indies, South Asia, Africa, and North America. He was knighted by Queen Elizabeth II in 2012 and appointed to the HM Privy Council in 2014, and became a Lay Canon of Christ Church Cathedral, Oxford in 2015. During his accomplished career, Sir Tony led multiple official UK trade missions across the globe, including serving as an Honorary Member of the 48 Group for his work with China. Sir Tony was a member of Parliament (MP) for 32 years and a UK government Minister for 8 years. His ministerial posts included Minister of State Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State Department of Energy, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State Department of the Environment, and a Minister in the UK Foreign Office. Sir Tony was also a Personal Aide to the legendary former UK Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher. Following his retirement from the Parliament in 2015, UK Prime Minister David Cameron commended Sir Tony as “the finest example of an MP.” Sir Tony has a Master of Arts degree in International Development and a Bachelor of Law degree from the University of Sussex. He was a visiting Parliamentary Fellow at St. Antony’s College, University of Oxford, and continues to be a guest member of the University of Oxford. Sir Tony is currently the leader of a commercial set of Barristers’ Chambers “One Essex Court” in London.
Dato' Aaron Lim
Dato' Aaron Lim
Dato’ Aaron Lim Ooi Hong is a Malaysian citizen and the Managing Director and Group CEO of Ho Wah Genting Berhad, a public company listed on Bursa Malaysia. He also serves as a non-executive director of Fintech Bank Ltd. Dato’ Aaron has decades of experience in business development, M&A, capital origination, business valuation, strategic planning, and investment banking, as well as more than 25 years of experience serving in directorship and senior leadership positions in both private and public companies in the Asia Pacific region, including recently as the former Executive Director and CEO of a public company listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange. Throughout his professional career, Dato’ Aaron has consistently executed high-level transactions resulting in extraordinary returns for shareholders. In 2013, Sultan Ahmad Shah of Pahang (Malaysia) conferred on him the title of Darjah Indera Mahkota Pahang (D.I.M.P.), or “Dato.” Dato’ Aaron holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business from RMIT University in Australia.
Chief Executive Officer
Mr. Antonio Kenyatta is a U.S. citizen with decades of accounting, audit, Wall Street investment banking, and private equity experience, including nearly 20 years at senior level positions in financial reporting and audits of both private and public companies. While at Goldman Sachs and JP Morgan as an executive investment banker, Mr. Kenyatta deployed financial strategies that empowered clients to accomplish record-breaking deal transactions including advice on capital raises, bridging strategic relationships, mergers and divestitures. After a successful investment banking career, Mr. Kenyatta led senior accounting, audit, and operating roles at several New York-based private equity firms overseeing dozens of their worldwide operations. While serving as Vice President of Accounting, Financial Controller with financial reporting responsibilities, meeting deadlines on quarterly and annual regulatory filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), Mr. Kenyatta worked with top-tier corporations such as JPMorgan Chase, Highbridge Capital Management, and GlobeOp Financial Services. Recently, he was a Senior Manager, Consultant with a Big Four accounting firm (Ernest &Young) in New York City. At E&Y, Mr. Kenyatta participated in the audits of several multi-billion dollar public companies. He has a relentless focus on efficient workflow processes to maximize profitability, scalability and quantum growth, successfully building dynamic teams that repeatedly exceed expectations and performance levels. Born in California, Mr. Kenyatta holds a BA from the University of California, Berkeley. He is trilingual in English, Spanish and Portuguese.
Mr. Anthony Gajor is a dual citizen of the United States and St. Kitts & Nevis with nearly a decade of experience in marketing, banking, business development, and corporate finance. He started his career as a successful Benefits Consultant and Licensed Health Insurance Agent at Aflac, one of the largest insurance companies in the United States. He was the former Business Development Manager of a leading St. Kitts & Nevis fintech firm where he oversaw client relationships, business development, and executive management. While in banking, Mr. Gajor provides direct leadership in marketing, corporate finance, and private banking, advising on strategic discussions with global partners while serving a large ultra-high-net-worth clientele. As an executive member of the Government Policy Group at Hamilton Reserve Bank, Mr. Gajor advises the Bank on government policies. Mr. Gajor is a board member of the Nevis Historical and Conservation Society, which is the Trustee of the world-renowned Alexander Hamilton Museum. He is also a board member of Fintech Bank Ltd, a duly licensed commercial bank headquartered in Malaysia. Mr. Gajor’s board position was fully approved by the Malaysian banking regulators. Mr. Gajor graduated from the University of New Haven with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Management and a minor in Accounting.
GAVIN LIM CHUN HOO
GAVIN LIM CHUN HOO
Mr. Gavin Lim is the current Chief Executive Officer of HO WAH GENTING INVESTMENT BANK (LABUAN) P.L.C. (HWGIB) (Labuan FSA Licensed Entity). With his academic background in finance and investment, he started his career at the age of 21 working as a finance executive in a manufacturing company based in Indonesia and was promoted to lead the business development of the company. After 3 years of service, Mr. Lim left that position to join Public Bank Berhad as a Senior Share Investment Executive. He also is the founder of Kloudbits Sdn Bhd, an information technology company, and currently acts as a Director of that firm. Mr. Lim is involved heavily in developing the blockchain payment sector by leading the development, compliance, marketing, and business operation of HWGG Capital P.L.C, a licensed entity by Labuan Financial Services Authority, Malaysia. He holds a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Finance and Investment Management from the University of Northumbria, Newcastle Upon Tyne, United Kingdom in 2010.
KENNEDY DENG BELAREK
Director of Operations
KENNEDY DENG BELAREK
Kennedy Deng Belarek is an experienced commercial banker with 3 leading banks in Southeast Asia. He specialized in credit proposal and financial analysis for project financing, property development, and agriculture financing with a loan portfolio size of over USD 350 million. In banking operations, he led an operations team to streamline processes, manage data accuracy and support a sales force of over 300 relationship managers. Kennedy also held leadership roles as Head of Business Operations and Business Development for a leading BPO in Malaysia with a workforce of 700 employees. In his current role, he is responsible for the overall operations of the bank supporting sales, customer service, and back-office operations.
Rabiatul has over 10 years of experience in the banking industry specializing in credit processing and administration. She graduated from University Technology Mara (UiTM) Malaysia with a Bachelor's Degree in Customer Service Management in 2009. She has extensive experience in Credit Operations with numerous Banks in Malaysia. Rabiatul started her career with UOB Bank in 2010 as a Senior Executive overlooking Credit Documentation to enable the Bank to effectively disbursing loans. After a 4-year stint with UOB Bank, she moved to Hong Leong Bank where she played the role of Team Manager overseeing a few teams in streamlining of Business Processes and the fine-tuning of the Loan Origination System incorporating new automation and regulatory cross-checks to ensure efficiency and improve the turnover time of loan processing.
Suzen Yap has more than 16 years of working experience in the Labuan banking industry. Before joining the bank, she was attached to a Food & Agri Dutch Multinational Bank for more than 12 years, assisting the General Manager in running the operation of the branch. She was also the pioneer staff for two Labuan Trading companies where she assisted with the company start-up. She has broad experience in the areas of operations, administrations, and client communications.
Director of Digital Marketing
Paul Chin is an award-winning media planning specialist with more than 20 years of experience managing global blue-chip clients from various industries which includes QSR, FMCG, Luxury, Automotive, Telecommunications, and various departments of the Malaysian government. Paul Chin has also held a management role in one of Malaysia’s top media conglomerates for business development and has played a pivotal role to oversee the company’s business transformation process. Before this role, Paul Chin was the driving force for digital initiatives in a Malaysian public listed company focusing on healthcare & COVID-19 prevention. Digital initiatives include digital/social led marketing campaigns, publishing, e-commerce & digital production work. The efforts contributed caused the company share price to soar significantly & generated buzz among investors and fund managers.
Winnie Ong serves as an accountant of FINTECH BANK. She is responsible for the full aspect of accounting matters and reports to the company’s CEO & CFO for financial reporting and assists with the review and development of internal controls. Winnie is currently a fellowship of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) and a member of the Malaysian Institute of Accountants (MIA). She has accumulated over 20 years of working experience in audit and commercial accounting across SMEs, public listed companies (PLC), and multinational companies (MNC).
With a strong academic background in the accounting field, Winnie debuted her career as an Auditor in Lim, Tay & Co. and was responsible for audit fieldworks, statutory audits, inventory stock take, preparing and finalizing audited financial statements. She was then promoted as Senior Auditor to oversee and train junior auditors on the full audit process. Winnie’s client portfolio includes companies from various industries and sectors ranging from trading, manufacturing, construction to investment holding.
After 5 years in the audit field, Winnie decided to widen her exposure in the commercial field by joining Subang Alam Sdn. Bhd. (a property development company) as Accountant with the responsibility to handle the full spectrum of accounting functions including full set accounts, month-end closing, and handling staff payroll. Over the years, Winnie further developed her leadership skills and accounting knowledge as an Accountant in companies from various sectors such as IT support and system services, foods and beverages, film production house, and E & P software provider to oil and gas companies. Before FINTECH BANK, Winnie was a Senior Accountant in Paradigm Geophysical Sdn. Bhd., a multinational company under Emerson group and solely responsible for financial reporting of Malaysia entities and the full spectrum of Accounts Receivables functions for Asia Pacific entities (Malaysia, Australia, Indonesia, India & China).
Senior Compliance Officer
Jack Ong has decades of experience in the financial services industry, ranging from various corporate exercises such as listing, merger and acquisition, and fund-raising exercises to compliance with Labuan Financial Services Authority (LFSA) guidelines and Anti-Money Laundering and Combating the Financing of Terrorism (AML/CFT) guidelines. He is one of the project team members who has successfully obtained the bank license for FINTECH BANK. Prior to this, Jack Ong has involved in obtaining various licenses from investment bank license to digital asset license and in various jurisdictions that includes, Malaysia, the Philippines, Hong Kong, and Thailand. Apart from licensing, his corporate exercise experience also involved various listing jurisdictions, which include Malaysia, Hong Kong, United States, and Canada. Stated as an internal auditor with extensive experience in internal control and risk management, Jack Ong holds the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) certificate and was a fellow member of ACCA and an affiliate member of Certified Anti-money Laundering Specialist (ACAMS).