The 2022 SFF Global FinTech Awards are part of the annual Singapore FinTech Festival (SFF) – the world's largest FinTech festival. These prestigious international Awards recognise and celebrate innovative FinTech companies, financial institutions, technology companies, and individuals that have been instrumental in creating new growth opportunities, transforming FinTech industry practices and promoting financial inclusion.

SFF Global Awards Winners
Top 10 FinTech Leaders

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Recognises individuals leading a Singapore-based FinTech or a FinTech with a presence in Singapore

  • Andrew Gazal, ESGTech — Founder & CEO (LinkedIn)
  • El Lee, Digital Treasures Center Pte. Ltd. — Chief Operating Officer (LinkedIn)
  • Seong Ouk Choi, Sentbe Pte. Ltd. — Co Founder / CEO (LinkedIn)
  • Nick Wilde, Thought Machine Pte. Ltd. — Managing Director APAC (LinkedIn)
  • Natalia Mykhaylova, WeavInsight Pte. Ltd. — Founder & CEO (LinkedIn)
  • Rajaram Kannan, BondEvalue Pte. Ltd. — Co-Founder & CTO (LinkedIn)
  • Kelly-Ann McHugh, MyComplianceOffice Pte. Ltd. — Director, Asia Pacific (LinkedIn)
  • Manish Bhai, UNObank Inc. — Founder & CEO (LinkedIn)
  • Sanjay Uppal, Finbots AI Solutions Pte. Ltd. — Founder & CEO (LinkedIn)
  • Shi Alice Chen, InvestaX — Co-Founder & General Counsel (LinkedIn)
ASEAN Fintech Leader

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Recognises ASEAN leaders contributing to the region’s FinTech ecosystem

  • David Chen, Atome Financial — Chief Executive Officer (LinkedIn)
  • Salim Dhanani, BigPay — CEO & Co-Founder (LinkedIn)
  • Eddy (Kok Hoe) Wong, VSure Group — Co-Founder Group CEO/MD (LinkedIn)
  • Cristina Amor Maclang, GeiserMaclang — Co-Founder (LinkedIn)
  • Sohini Rajola, Western Union — Head of Middle East & Asia Pacific (LinkedIn)
FinTech Employer of the Year

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Recognises responsible and committed FinTech employers in Singapore

Partners of FinTech

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Recognises non-FinTech companies contributing to the FinTech ecosystem

Knowledge Enterprise

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Recognises companies providing technology solutions for the financial sector

The Judging Criteria

The theme for the 2022 Awards is “Embracing Digital, Charting the New Normal”, and the winners are selected by a panel of judges comprising international experts across multiple domains.

For this year, a new sustainability criteria has been included on top of the previous judging criteria of impact, practicality, interoperability, and uniqueness and creativity. This underscores the importance and urgent need for active integration of environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors as part of the overall FinTech business model.

Grand Sponsor

BUSD is the largest regulated stablecoin in the world, powered by a partnership between Paxos and Binance, the world’s leading digital asset exchange. BUSD is approved and regulated by the New York State Department of Financial Services and issued by Paxos Trust Company, a leading regulated blockchain infrastructure provider.

As a regulated stablecoin, BUSD is held to high standards of operation and customer protections that make it safer than other stablecoins available today. BUSD is backed by only cash and cash equivalents, which are all held by Paxos in reserve accounts.

Gold Sponsors
Ant Group
Ant Group

Ant Group traces its roots back to Alipay, which was established in 2004. Today, we are a world-leading internet open platform. Through technological innovation, we support our partners to enable inclusive, convenient digital life and digital financial services for consumers and SMEs (small and micro-sized enterprises). We have also continuously opened up our technology products and services to support the digital transformation of businesses and facilitate digital collaboration across industries and geographies. Our collaboration with global partners helps merchants better connect with consumers around the world.

For more information, please visit was founded in 2016, serves more than 50 million customers and is the world's fastest-growing global cryptocurrency platform. Our vision is simple: Cryptocurrency in Every Wallet™. Built on a foundation of security, privacy, and compliance, is committed to accelerating the adoption of cryptocurrency through innovation and empowering the next generation of builders, creators, and entrepreneurs to develop a fairer and more equitable digital ecosystem. For more information, please visit

Navigator Investment Services Ltd
Navigator Investment Services Ltd

Navigator Investment Services Ltd is a financial services company of the Singlife Group.

Navigator enables financial advisers to deliver meaningful advice with insights and content, manage portfolios seamlessly and access a robust range of financial products to better serve their end customers across a holistic wealth journey.

Navigator seeks to work hand-in-hand with financial advisers to play a meaningful role in people’s lives and allow them to be better positioned for the wealth opportunities of tomorrow.


Nium is the global platform for Modern Money Movement. It provides banks, payment providers, and businesses of any size with access to payment and card issuance solutions. Its modular platform powers frictionless commerce, helping businesses pay and get paid across the globe. Once connected to the Nium platform, businesses are able to pay out in more than 100 currencies to over 190 countries – 100 of which in real time – and funds can be received in 35 markets. Nium issues cards in 34 countries and holds regulatory licenses and authorizations in over 40 countries, enabling seamless global payments and rapid integration, regardless of geography.

Silver Sponsors

BigPay is a Southeast Asian fintech company founded in 2017. The company is committed to democratising financial literacy, accessibility, and wellbeing in the region by providing accessible, transparent, simple and secure digital financial services. From payments to international transfers, credit, micro-insurance, personal loans, savings and smart budgeting, the goal is to drive sustainable change for consumers and businesses across Southeast Asia.

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NTUC’s e2i has been working closely with SFA since 2017 to co-create and develop manpower and training initiatives to move talent into the FinTech space, and to help existing FinTech professionals stay competitive in their careers.

As the economy shifts to recover from the pandemic, more new opportunities will be created for the FinTech industry. e2i and SFA are ramping up efforts to curate more employment and employability opportunities to build up greater workforce capabilities for the fast-growing sector.

NETS Group
NETS Group

The NETS Group is Singapore’s trusted leading e-payments infrastructure provider, enabling digital payments for merchants, consumers, and banks across the entire payments value chain.

The Group operates Singapore’s national debit scheme enabling customers of DBS Bank/POSB, HSBC, Maybank, OCBC Bank, Standard Chartered Bank and UOB to make payments using their ATM cards or mobile devices at more than 120,000 acceptance points in the country as well as online payments.

The NETS Group manages and operates Singapore’s clearing and payment infrastructure for core electronic transfer services FAST, Inter-bank GIRO and PayNow.

It is the market leader providing payment and clearing solutions (Real-Time Gross Settlement system and Cheque Truncation System) in the region. NETS also offers innovative offline and online payment solutions and value-add services to enhance customer and merchant experiences.

For more information on the NETS Group, please visit