President and Chair of the Board, Ascend Canada / Vice President, Merchant Solutions, Royal Bank of Canada

Born and raised in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, educated in Melbourne, Australia and with experience in Africa, South-East Asia, Europe and North America, Alex currently serve as an Executive Officer at The Royal Bank of Canada (RBC), based in Toronto, Canada. His mandate focuses on Large Enterprise Business Solutions and RBC’s market leading Loyalty Programme. He joined RBC to lead their Tech + Ops Innovation Group focused on an array of emerging technology including BlockChain, Voice, Digital Identity and CyberSecurity. Prior to joining RBC, he had roles leading Market Development & Mobile for PayPal/Braintree Canada and Channel/Mobile Partnership’s for PayPal in UK/EMEA.

An active startup advisor & mentor and FinTech investor, he has sat on a range of Global Advisory Boards including the MaRS Discovery District, TechToronto, Singularity University Canada, Copenhagen FinTech, BC Tech Association and Dash40 Ventures.

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