Disrupt #9: Maybank2U and iPay88 join panel
By Karamjit Singh July 23, 2013
- Star panel has ecosystem excited with DNA opening up 20 extra seats
- Event starts at 5pm sharp due to fasting month
The upcoming DNA-TeAM Disrupt panel discussion on e-commerce is shaping up to be an exciting affair judging by the response to far, not just from the ecosystem but from panellists too.
To heat things up even further, we are pleased to welcome to the panel, Mohd Suhail Amar Suresh Abdullah, executive vice president and head of Virtual Banking & Payments, Maybank Bhd and Lim Kok Hing, founder of online payment systems provider iPay88.
The RSVP list was already full before this announcement so to accommodate the high level of interest, we have opened up 20 more spots. Mohd Suhail and Lim join Rakuten Malaysia’s Masaya Ueno and Zalora’s South-East Asia chief executive officer, Maximilian Bittner on the panel which I will be moderating.
Mohd Suhail (pic) was managing director of Malaysian Electronic Clearing Corporation Sdn Bhd (MyClear) prior to his appointment at Maybank in January. MyClear is a subsidiary of Bank Negara that took over the e-payment business of Malaysian Electronic Payment Sdn Bhd (MEPS) and is responsible for deploying e-payment infrastructure and services for the financial industry.
Mohd Suhail holds an MBA from Charles Sturt University Australia and had also served as the group managing director of MEPS as well as in various other capacities in a number of multinational organisations and commercial banks.
With over 25 years of experience covering business development, marketing, IT, systems and applications and strategy development for e-banking and e-payment services, Mohn Suhail is tasked to help accelerate the growth of Maybank’s virtual banking and e-payment businesses.
Meanwhile, Lim (pic) is an entrepreneur who graduated as a civil engineer from the University of Malaya. He set up mobile88.com in 2000 before sensing that online payments was going to be a bigger opportunity than an e-commerce portal for mobile devices.
He formed iPay88 in Malaysia in 2006 which has since grown its payment gateway presence to the Philippines and Indonesia. In total iPay88 has 5,000 merchants in these countries, using its services. The next nine months are going to be busy for him as iPay88 targets setting up in Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam by the first quarter of 2014.
Please note that because of the fasting month, we will be starting at 5pm sharp and end at 7pm this Wednesday, July 24. Click here to RSVP for the event which will be held at Plug & Play Technology Garden, Level 7, The Gardens South Tower, Mid Valley City.
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