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Thomas Kang
Director, Business Development, Asia Pacific
Thomas Kang

Thomas is the Director of Business Development for Rapyd in Asia Pacific, where he is responsible for identifying and establishing new partnerships that will help accelerate the adoption of Rapyd amongst businesses in the region. In his current role, he also looks after FX and Treasury. He is also a Senior Advisor to Voveo Capital, a Fintech focused early-stage investment company, where he actively seeks emerging technologies and product trends to support entrepreneurs in building their dreams. Thomas is a veteran in the financial industry, with over 19 years of experience working in financial technology, institutional banking, and corporate treasury space.

Prior to his role at Rapyd, Thomas was the Head of Global Outreach at M-DAQ, one of the highest-funded Fintech start-ups in Southeast Asia. He led its worldwide business development and investor relations, significantly increasing its valuation. Thomas was at Citi before M-DAQ, where he held multiple senior roles. During his 12 year stint at Citi, he was asked to build and lead teams at the local, regional, and global level. He served as Managing Director, Country Head of FX and Derivatives Sales in Seoul and as the Asia Pacific Regional Head of RTC in Singapore during his tenure. He started his financial career at Agilent Technologies, where he led a team that was responsible for its overall foreign exchange risk management program. Prior to that, he was a research engineer for the US Navy for 10 years. Thomas graduated with an MBA from Yale University and received his Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from the University of California, Irvine.


Gamma Stage
Payment in Asia: Challenge & Opportunity
Into Asia Market Track

This is a panel session and will discuss

  • How do they see the payment landscape in Asia?
  • What do they think the best way to transform it in this digital era?
  • They will share the experience of building their solution and what is a common challenge they are facing, especially in the Asian region?
  • What we can expect for future payment in Asia?