FinTech & Crypto Leader, Asia, PwC
Henri Arslanian is the PwC FinTech & Crypto Leader for Asia, the Chairman of the FinTech Association of Hong Kong and an Adjunct Associate Professor at the University of Hong Kong where he teaches the first FinTech university course in Asia.
Mr. Arslanian leads PwC’s FinTech efforts in Asia and is very active across the FinTech ecosystem working not only with FinTech start-ups but also traditional financial institutions. He also leads PwC’s crypto efforts and advises numerous crypto exchanges, crypto funds, ICO/STOs as well as traditional financial institutions and regulators in relations to their crypto initiatives and policies.
With over 500,000 LinkedIn followers, Mr. Arslanian has been awarded many industry and academic awards over the years from being regularly named one of the Most Influential Individuals in FinTech in Asia to being awarded the Governor General of Canada Gold Medal for Academic Excellence.
He was also recognized as one of the global LinkedIn Top Voices in Economy & Finance and is regularly featured in global media including Bloomberg, CNBC, CNN, The Wall Street Journal and the Financial Times.
Before joining PwC, Mr. Arslanian was with a FinTech start-up and previously spent many years with UBS Investment Bank in Hong Kong. He started his career as a financial markets and funds lawyer in Canada and Hong Kong.
Mr. Arslanian is also a TEDx speaker, a published author, and currently sits on several finance, academic, government, civil society, and FinTech related boards and advisory boards globally.
He speaks five languages including English, French, Armenian, Spanish and Mandarin Chinese.
Mr. Arslanian holds a Masters in Chinese Law from Tsinghua University; a joint Global Executive MBA from Columbia Business School, London Business School, and Hong Kong University; a Masters in Transnational Law from the University of Sherbrooke; and a Bachelor of Law from the University of Montreal (Dean’s List of Excellence).