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Our truly diverse and inclusive Board


Malik Khan Kotadia

Philippines, Singapore, India


Malik is the co-founder of GIFT.  He is a serial entrepreneur, Digital banker, Academic, keynote speaker and author.

  • Co-founder and Chairman of Finnovation Labs, a Singapore headquartered Fintech Advisory and Venture growth company.

  • Adjunct Faculty- Fintech at the Asian Institute of Management, Philippines.

  • Keynote speaker at over 125 conferences across 25 countries.

  • Acclaimed author of 'The New Ages'. 2 more books WIP.

Prior to this, Malik worked in digital  banking  at MNC banks (Citibank, StanChart) for 2 decades.​

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Lotte Schou Zibell

Australia, Sweden

Vice Chair and Head- Global Inclusion Strategy

Lotte is Regional Director at Asian Development Bank (ADB). Lotte’s expertise is in leveraging emerging technology to deliver agile solutions for expanding access to finance at the intersection of technology and policy frameworks. She has worked extensively on the practical application of digital financial services.

In her recent role as the Chief of ADB’s Finance Sector Group, she led ADB’s efforts to innovate in digital financial technology. 

Before that, Lotte worked as Director at the Swedish Ministry of Finance, financial supervision and regulation expert at the Swedish Financial Supervisory Authority and the Swedish Central Bank, and as a consultant to the International Monetary Fund.

She has been among the earliest members of GIFT. In her role as Vice Chairperson, she helps guide and frame the overall strategy for GIFT.

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Jil Ebanoidze

Netherlands, Georgia

Managing Director

Jil is a global champion in Marketplaces & Payments, and a creative entrepreneur.

Based in Amsterdam and Tbilisi (Georgia), she is one of our most active champions. As MD, she works closely with the Chair, Vice Chair and Board to help develop our 'Glo-cal' strategy. She also engages with the ExCo members to translate this strategy into execution

Apart from leading our comms and strategy, she also co-leads our Global Inclusion Working group, as well as the NFT (non-fungible tokens) vertical within our Blockchain Working Group


Dr. Oriol Caudevilla

East Asia

Secretary General, EMEA Development,

Co-Lead Financial Inclusion, and Blockchain

An honorary fellow at the Asian Institute of International Financial Law at the University of Hong Kong and a board director at the Global Impact FinTech Forum.


A well-known international speaker on central bank digital currencies and


Dr. Dalal Aassouli


Director - MENA Development,
Research and Knowledge Initiatives

Recognized speaker at international Islamic finance conferences and events,

Assistant Professor of Islamic Finance and Associate Dean for Academic Affairs at Hamad Bin Khalifa University (HBKU) in Qatar.

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Ali Hussein Kassim

Director - Africa Development

Non-Executive Board Member for Old Mutual Investment Group,


An Executive Board Member for Africa Fintech Network, and Chairman of the
Association of Fintechs in Kenya.

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Monica Jasuja

Director - South Asia Development

Top 3 Fintech Influencers in Asia,

Yourstory’s 100 Digital Influencers of 2020, 2021 Onalytica Top 100 Fintech Influencers List / top 10 of Women in Finance Power 100 / Fintech Finance GOLD Power List

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Mariano Biocca

Director - LatAm Development

Executive Director, Argentine Chamber of Fintech.

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Takeshi Kito

Director - Head Global Alliances

Vice-chairman of the Fintech Association of Japan

Advisory committee for the Government of Japan’s Regulatory Sandbox

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Kevin Lester K. Lee

Director - Compliance Lead

Commissioner, Securities and Exchange Commission Philippines

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Kevin Pang

Director - Treasurer

Former Secretary of Blockchain Association Singapore

Chairman of SGTech's blockchain committee

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