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Railsbank Creates Epic Board

We are delighted to welcome onto our Board some of the most respected people from within the global financial services and tech industries.

Joining co-founders Nigel Verdon and Clive Mitchell, and existing Board member Chipper Boulas, is Walter de Oude, CEO of Singapore Life; Meirav Harnoy, co-founder and Managing Partner of Moneta VC; and Anju Patwardhan, Managing Partner of CreditEase.

Chipper is the co-founder of early stage venture investor Firestartr, a former McKinsey Partner and Head of Strategy at eBay. He is a prolific investor and business-builder, and aims to partner with promising entrepreneurs in the digital arena in order to create tomorrow's global businesses.

Walter is the former CEO of HSBC Insurance (Singapore) and whilst there, he tripled the banks life insurance market share between 2009 to 2012. He led a highly motivated team with one of the lowest turnover and highest engagement scores within its peer group.

Meirav is a highly experienced venture capitalist and company builder, having worked with leading investment firms such as Intel Capital and Apax in Tel Aviv, Silicon Valley and London. She is also Programme Leader of a startup leadership programme in Tel Aviv. It’s a world-class training program for outstanding founders, leaders, and innovators who want to become top startup CEOs.

Anju is an experienced Board Director serving on boards of banks, fintech companies, and non-profits. Over two decades of banking experience with Standard Chartered Bank and Citibank in global leadership roles (including Chief Risk Officer) in digital banking, risk management, operations, digital banking and audit. She is also a member of the World Economic Forum Fintech Steering Committee on Disruptive Innovation.

Nigel is delighted to welcome the new Board members: “Clive and I were always determined to attract top talent to the Board of Railsbank and it is particularly pleasing to have such individuals now helping us with our next phase of expansion.

The Board reflects diversity, with a third of members women, which echoes the fact that Railsbank is probably the only finTech globally made up of equal proportion of men and women. Diversity has always been a key factor as we have grown the company and we will continue this trend in the future as we believe that diversity of people and thinking creates winning teams.”

Clive added: “Since our creation in 2016, Nigel and I have worked hard to put together a Board and a company that underlines our belief in experience and diversity. We not only now have one of the best senior fintech teams, but also one of the best in the wider financial services industry; one that reflects our entrepreneurial drive and ambition. And, most importantly, the Board can draw on huge experience in the fintech, tech, banking, insurance, ecommerce and consulting sectors across Europe and SE Asia.

Stepping down from the Board is Cameron Parry, co-founder and CEO of

Nigel has greatly appreciated the role played by Cameron over the past three years:

“We’d all like to collectively thank Cameron for his superb contribution to Railsbank’s formative years and we wish him all the best for the future with his new venture Tally Money. He has been a great colleague and we are hoping he will remain a very good friend of Railsbank.”

Railsbank is headquartered in London and operates across Southeast Asia from its hub in Singapore.


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