IWS Fintech adds Yasin Qureshi to its Board of Advisors

27 September 2021 Consultancy.asia 2 min. read
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IWS FinTech has expanded its recently launched Board of Advisors with a new member: Yasin Sebastian Qureshi.

Qureshi brings over two decades of experience to the advisory board of IWS FinTech, a Singapore-based consultancy and technology firm specialising in fintech and blockchain services. An expert in fintech-driven innovation, Qureshi will focus on helping IWS FinTech grow that part of its businesses, geared at serving banks and fintechs, and the ecosystem in between them. 

“I’m looking forward to working with the team at IWS FinTech and finding ways to move businesses further along their journey towards digital growth. There’s so much more that businesses can do with the help of fintech products and solutions,” said Qureshi. 

Yasin Sebastian Qureshi, Advisor, IWS Fintech

The new advisor, who is based in London, currently leads Aqua Digital Rising, a company that harnesses big data and intelligent algorithms (leveraging artificial intelligence and machine learning) to create real-time indices on human beings – enabling companies to value and invest in people including the future stars in sports, business and politics. 

He previously founded and led a number of companies in the financial services domain, including Varengold Bank, which grew into a listed commercial bank with offices in Germany, London, Dubai and Hong Kong, and The Naga Group, a fintech and social investing platform that went public four years ago. 

As an investor, Qureshi gained experience in the biotech and media sectors. “Yasin’s business and investment savvy, rich industry experience and innovative spirit will help spur new opportunities for the team and the business we serve. We are thrilled to have him as part of the family, and to be charting new growth in the fintech space together,” said Danny Christ, Chief Digital Officer at IWS FinTech. 

The appointment comes at a time of booming growth for the fintech scene. In the first half of this year, global fintech deal volume reached a record high according to KPMG data, with $98 billion invested into over 2,400 fintechs during this period. Christ: “The fintech space remains a hotbed for innovation, with increasing resources being channelled into growing new technology capabilities and advancing businesses’ tech-driven strategies.”