Razer Fintech, the financial technology arm of Razer Inc., has appointed Neal Cross as an advisory board member, joining other distinguished members of the advisory board, Lim Siong Guan and Koh Boon Hwee.
With Cross’ addition, Razer Fintech is now looking to accelerate its strategy of building a global fintech platform including extending its offerings into the financial and digital banking services space.
Cross is widely acclaimed as a key figure in driving the digital transformation of Singapore’s DBS Bank into a global innovation powerhouse. During his tenure as chief innovation officer between 2014 and 2019, DBS won several major awards for best bank and best digital bank.
In 2016’s Talent Unleashed Awards, Cross was awarded the most disruptive chief innovation officer (CIO)/chief technology officer (CTO) globally by a panel which consisted of prominent business innovators such as Sir Richard Branson and Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak.
After five years heading DBS Bank’s innovation initiatives, Cross is now the Chairman of Perth-based fintech PictureWealth, the neo-wealth startup that Cross co-founded in Australia several years ago.
“We are excited to have Neal on board with us and look forward to drawing on his experience and innovative ideas to guide us as we look to broaden Razer Fintech’s scope of services into areas such as financial and digital banking services,” says Min-Liang Tan, co-founder and CEO of Razer Inc. “There, we see a massive opportunity globally, especially amongst the underserved demographics of the youth and millennials.”
At the recent Singapore Fintech Festival, that saw more than 60,000 visitors, the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) and The Association of Banks in Singapore (ABS) announced the winners of the prestigious FinTech Awards for 2019, selected by an international panel comprising industry experts across multiple domains, from 245 submissions from over 30 countries. Razer Fintech received the second runner-up award for the ASEAN Open Category amongst the strong competition.
In November 2019, Razer Fintech also appointed Eduard Fabian as chief technology officer. Fabian brings with him over 20 years of global experience in technology teams in Asia, Europe and the US.
Fabian joins Razer Fintech from the financial services industry where he spent the last 10 years driving business transformation and innovation in digital banking and insurance which included serving as UOB Bank’s group technology head for both the retail and wholesale banks, where he played a critical role in leading the design and build of UOB’s TMRW digital bank that was successfully launched in Thailand.