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Global ExCo and group leads


Nim Haas

UK, Spain

Marketing Head

Nim is an experienced and versatile marketing professional, with a background in Payments and Fintech.  She is deeply passionate about the power of a global community like GIFT, and its potential to make a difference.

Based in Uk/Spain, she leads marketing for GIFT.

She has been recognized as a domain leader in Europe:


  • Holmes Report, Top 25 Innovator for EMEA for Marketing and Communication

  • Innovate Finance, Standout 35, Women In Fintech Powerlist 2019-20

  • UK Advisory Board Member for Women In Technology

  • Mentor for Barclay Rise Fintech series

Regional Chapters

Champions driving GIFT globally


Manish Kumar


Co-lead: South Asia Chapter

With us since our founding, Manish is a passionate digital entrepreneur and Fintech community builder, based in Pune, India.


Neera Inamdar

India, Nepal

Co- lead: South Asia Chapter

Neera co leads the Global Impact FinTech (GIFT) Forum South Asia chapter.

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Sebastian (Chucho) Resano

Co-lead, LAC Chapter



Ignacio Esteban Carballo

Co-lead, LatAm and the Caribbean (LAC) Regional Chapter

Economist, Academic, Thought leader, Community Builder, LatAm


Luis Miguel Vieira


ExCo member, Southern Europe Chapter

Miguel is the Executive Board Member at Portuguese FinTech and InsurTech Association


Bowie Lau

Hong Kong

Co-lead, North Asia Chapter

Bowie is a well known fintech champion in Hong Kong and India.

She is the founder at MaGEHold/MaGESpire, and partner at True Global Ventures.


She is a Blockchain and start up enthusiast and hosts several events in these domains.


Nathan Smale

Philippines, Australia

Co-lead: South East Asia (ASEAN) Chapter

Nathan is the principal consultant at Emfarsis.


Mohammad Ridzuan Abdul Aziz (Ridzuan)


Co-lead: South East Asia (ASEAN) Chapter

Ridzuan is a Fintech ecosystem and thought leader in Malaysia and South East Asia.

He is the President of the FIntech Association of Malaysia, and works with key stakeholders from the public and private sector.


Amor Maclang


Co-lead: South East Asia (ASEAN) Chapter

Amor is the co-founder of Geiser Maclang marketing communications, and Executive Director at Fintech Philippines Association.

She is also the Chair for Innovation at the European Chamber of Commerce, Philippines. 

She actively engages with the Public and private sector leaders in the Philippines and South East Asia.


Kevin Pang


Co-lead: South East Asia (ASEAN) Chapter

Chairman - SGTECH Blockchain Committee.


Secretary - Singapore Blockchain Association


Varlam Ebanoidze


Co-lead: Eastern Europe Chapter

Varlam is a Sloan fellow from the London Business School, and a veteran professional in Strategic and Digital Transformation of Operational, Cyber, and Compliance Risk Management functions in the Open Finance Era.

Based in London/Tbilisi (Georgia), he is passionate about GIFT and its purpose.


Aleksi Khoroshvili


Co-lead, Eastern Europe Chapter

Aleksi is a veteran Banker in Georgia, and was the former CEO of Liberty Bank.

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