Digital Bank Disruption

Date(s) - 29/11/2016
8:30 am - 11:00 am

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Pullman Saigon Centre


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Mr. Claude Spiese

Ms. Orsolya Szotyory-Grove

Mr. Nirukt Sapru

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Event Description

Uber has completely disrupted the taxi industry, will Digital Banks also be as disruptive in the banking industry in Vietnam? This event features speakers discussing: how Timo, the first 100% digital bank in Vietnam is already causing disruption; whether more traditional banks like Standard Charted Bank can rise to the challenge; and whether the Vietnam legal framework is helping or hindering the banking industry. A mix of lively presentations and heated panel discussions, this event will provide insights into the disruption of banking in Vietnam.


8:00am Registration
8:30am Breakfast
9:00am Welcome, Introductions
9:05am Presentations
10:30am Q&A Panel
11:00am Event ends


AmCham Members: vnd 300,000| Non-members: vnd 400,000

Reservations/cancellations must be received by 24 hours before the event, and must be made on-line, by email, or by fax. We are unable to accept reservations/cancellations by telephone.



niruktMr. Nirukt Sapru, CEO, Standard Chartered Bank

As Standard Chartered Bank’s CEO, Vietnam and ASEAN & South Asia Cluster Markets, Nirukt is responsible for developing strategy and driving the Bank’s business performance in Vietnam as well as five other countries across ASEAN and South Asia – Sri Lanka, Nepal, Australia, Brunei, and the Philippines.

Nirukt has over 28 years of banking experience in various countries, amongst them India, UK, Netherlands, Hong Kong, Singapore, Malaysia and Vietnam.  In this time he has worked in a diverse set of roles across various banking functions.  Prior to joining Standard Chartered, Nirukt spent 14 years with ABN Amro, where he held senior roles including Global Head of Emerging Markets – Debt Origination and Global Head of Leveraged Finance.

Nirukt has an MA in Development Economics from University of Kent.

claudeMr. Claude Spiese, CEO, Timo

Claude managed the investment to launch Vietnam’s first lifestyle digital bank, Timo, in 12 months, with rapid customer acquisition after launch, and securing external investment at an attractive return for the original investors.  He is now focused on expanding Timo by acquiring customers, adding new products, and launching in new markets.

Prior to co-founding Timo, Claude had over 30 years experience in Europe, USA, Australia, and Asia as a corporate user, as a vendor, and as a consultant, especially in the Finance, Government, ICT, and Telecom sectors.  His expertise includes executive management, entrepreneurship,  business development, product development, systems analysis, and project management.

UrsulaMs. Orsolya Szotyory-Grove (Ursula), Mayer Brown JSM

Orsolya Szotyory-Grove (Ursula) is an Senior Associate at Mayer Brown JSM. She has over nine years experience in banking and finance, corporate and commercial matters. She advises on cross-border mergers and acquisitions and on banking and finance in Vietnam and in emerging Asian markets, including Sri Lanka, Uzbekistan and Bangladesh. Ursula is Chair of the AmCham Ho Chi Minh City Legal Committee.



Mr. Rick Yvanovich FCMA CGMA FCPA MSc., Founder and CEO, TRG International

Rick is a Chartered Management Accountant with 30 years of diverse experiences including Oil & Gas, Hospitality, Retail, Telecommunications, Financial Services, Property development, Defense Manufacturing, Manufacturing, Breweries, FMCG, High Technology, and the Accounting profession. He has been living in Vietnam since May 1990. A consultant and serial entrepreneur he has been directly involved in hundreds of client engagements in 39 countries and founded several companies including TRG International. Rick is Chairman and a Board Member of the South East Asia Regional Board for CIMA, Chairman of the AMCHAM HCMC ICT group, Chairman of the Eurocham IT Sector Committee and Treasurer and Board Member of BBGV.

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Silver Sponsor – Vnd 10,000,000
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– Company Logo on backdrop and on website for the event as a Silver Sponsor
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– 2 months Networking Online (advertising) on AmCham website

Bronze Sponsor – Vnd 5,000,000
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– Company Logo on backdrop and on website for the event as a Bronze Sponsor
– 1 month Networking Online (advertising) on AmCham website

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