FinTech Association Of Hong Kong Appoints Benjamin Quinlan As Chairman

Job Appointments | July 20, 2020 By:

The FinTech Association of Hong Kong (FTAHK) has appointed Benjamin Quinlan as its new Chairman. It has also elected a new Board, representing the wide diversity of talent – and range of organizations – within the local FinTech community.

FTAHK is an independent, not-for-profit and member driven association representing Hong Kong’s FinTech community. It aims to unite the Hong Kong FinTech community in order to “elevate” the city-state’s status as a leading FinTech hub. The Association works on creating awareness, employment, education, promotion and advocacy around Fintech-related initiatives.

Quinlan is the chief executive officer of financial-services consultancy Quinlan & Associates. Before founding the firm, he was the head of strategy for Deutsche Bank’s equities business in Asia Pacific and its investment bank in Greater China. He previously worked for management consultancy Oliver Wyman, UBS and PwC.

Quinlan succeeds Henri Arslanian, who has stepped down having completed the maximum two-year term as Chairman but remains on the Board. The new Board, led by Quinlan, will shape the Association to address the challenges and opportunities presented by the fast-evolving environment in which the sector operates.

“I will be working closely with our Board and General Manager in coming months to look in detail at our overall strategy, with a view to taking the Association to the next level: a vision we are calling FTAHK 2.0. In the current economic climate, with so much uncertainty ahead, there has never been greater need for an association to act as a cohesive voice representing the interests of the local FinTech community,” Quinlan said. “As an organisation set up by the community for the community, we are committed to building on our previous success to further support, connect, and propel Hong Kong’s FinTech ecosystem to new heights.”