FINTECH CHANGEMAKER OF THE YEAR
HENRI ARSLANIAN, PwC
Wearing the hats of consultant and speaker, he has also built a platform to mould businesses to better adapt to the digital era and cultivate discussions around innovation. As an educator — Arslanian serves as an adjunct associate professor for a fintech course at the University of Hong Kong — he mentors future generations of changemakers, ensuring that the fintech industry has a strong pipeline of talent to rely on.
Indeed, one only need look at Arslanian’s online presence to understand the profound influence he has. Currently, he boasts over 510,000 LinkedIn followers who he communicates with via regular videos and posts where he passionately discusses the most important happenings in the global fintech and crypto ecosystems.
Early last year, Arslanian was also appointed chairman of the FinTech Association of Hong Kong and was charged with shaping and representing Hong Kong’s fintech community — a monumental responsibility that cannot be understated. All the while, he maintains progress on an upcoming book about the practical impact of fintech, AI, and cryptocurrencies on the financial services industry.
As a commentator on fintech affairs and an invaluable guiding light, Arslanian has helped and will continue to help countless firms and individuals navigate through an age of ceaseless disruption.
Henri Arslanian is Asian Private Banker’s Fintech Changemaker of the Year for 2018.