EY has announced the appointment of James Lloyd as its fintech leader for the Asia-Pacific region.
Mr Lloyd will be responsible for advising the firm’s clients on how best to identify and harness the opportunities presented by emerging technologies, EY said in a statement.
Mr Lloyd will also be tasked with expanding EY’s relationships with start-ups, financial institutions, government, regulators, venture capitalists and other service providers across the Asia-Pacific region.
“Fintechs, with their enterprising and innovative nature, can be the perfect partners and this is where EY can play a role to help bring the two parties together to better serve their customers,” Mr Lloyd said.
“I’m really excited to be part of this process as we build credible and experienced teams in line with a unique market-centric fintech strategy.”
EY Asia-Pacific banking and capital markets leader and global emerging markets leader, Jan Bellens, said Mr Lloyd has worked with both start-ups and traditional financial institutions across Asia.
“This unique blend of first-hand knowledge across the whole spectrum of the financial services industry will be a key asset to EY’s advisory offering to our clients,” Mr Bellens said.
Prior to joining EY, Mr Lloyd helped build and scale an alternative finance platform. He has also worked for an e-commerce start-up.
Mr Lloyd currently sits on the Fintech Advisory Group for Hong Kong’s Securities and Futures Commission.
He will be based in Hong Kong.
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