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Connecting Swedish fintechs with ASEAN through APIX platform | Virtual

2021-06-17 @ 10:00 - 11:00 CEST


Findec, Sweden’s Hub for Fintechs, with a purpose to boost Sweden’s financial technology ecosystem through network, knowledge and collaboration, has signed a partnership agreement with the ASEAN Financial Innovation Network to facilitate greater integration between Fintech hubs across the Sweden region as well as Asia. 

The ASEAN Financial Innovation Network (AFIN) was established as a non-profit organization in 2018 by the ASEAN Bankers Association (ABA), International Finance Corporation (IFC), a member of the World Bank Group, and the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS). AMTD Foundation and Mastercard are AFIN’s Corporate Founding Members. 

APIX, the flagship product of AFIN, is a global cloud-based platform that enables financial institutions and Fintech firms to discover one another on a curated global marketplace, design experiments collaboratively in the sandbox and deploy innovative solutions rapidly at a lower cost.


On March 12th 2021, Findec and AFIN signed a strategic partnership agreement to “strengthen the bridge between Sweden and ASEAN in the field of fintech and innovation” and “jointly build an environment that boosts the growth of the Fintech ecosystem across the Asian and Sweden region” (press release). As part of this partnership, the two organisations joined forces to create a prototype solution on APIX platform, with participation of promising fintechs from Sweden and ASEAN region.

Findec and AFIN Collaboration for Financial Inclusion

Leveraging on the APIX platform sandbox environment, fintechs from Findec Sweden, as well as those from APIX, are jointly creating a prototype that will help banks and financial institutions launch innovative solutions to drive financial inclusion. This will be a showcase for a collaborative project between Findec and AFIN to bring financial services to the underserved and unbanked populations in Asian countries. This will demonstrate how diverse fintechs across the world can work together in a seamless manner to solve real world problems on the APIX platform.



(Stockholm time)

Topic Speaker Organisation
10:00 – 10:05 Opening Mats Holmfeldt

Chairman & Founder 

10:05 – 10:15 Findec intro Tom Holgersson

Director Innovation, Scale-up & Expansion

10:15 – 10:25 AFIN intro Manish Diwaan

Managing Director

10:25 – 10:45 APIX Platform & Prototype solution project walk-through Rajiv Madane





10:45 – 11:00 Q&A All speakers above



Mats Holmfeldt, Founder & Chairman at Findec. Ex Banker, Entrepreneur and Investor actively working with multiple start-up companies fueling their growth. 20 years within the Banking and Financial Industry as Senior Executive and Board of Director positions in companies as Swedbank, Intrum and SEB. 10 years with start-up and innovation companies. Mats is a true venture catalyst and has always had a passion for tech and finance.

Tom Holgersson, Director Innovation, Scale-up and Expansion at Findec. Before Tom joined Findec, he has experience as a senior expert advisor to the Swedish and the Irish government’s business development agencies, entrepreneur in Southeast Asia, mentor, management consultant, country manager, mergers & acquisitions director and sales manager.

Manish Diwaan, Managing Director at ASEAN Financial Innovation Network. Manish is the Managing Director at ASEAN Financial Innovation Network. Manish has worked in the financial services industry for nearly 20 years across lending,
digital banking and payments in India and Vietnam before joining AFIN.

Rajiv Madane, CEO at DigiCal Consultancy Services. Rajiv has been involved in the Banking, Payments and FinTech ecosystems for over 30 years while working with various multinational companies in USA, Europe and Asia Pacific.

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10:00 - 11:00 CEST