ABOUT US

ABOUT US

Rewiring the DNA in Banking

Who We Are

SC Ventures is a unique ecosystem of innovators, banking experts and business builders that are leading the future of banking. The diversity of our team fuels a unique approach to innovation and venture building.

How We Do It

We bring expertise and perspectives from the world’s most dynamic markets, to take concepts to new business models at scale.

Who We Are

SC Ventures is a unique ecosystem of innovators, banking experts and business builders that are leading the future of banking. The diversity of our team fuels a unique approach to innovation and venture building.

How We Do It

We bring expertise and perspectives from the world’s most dynamic markets, to take concepts to new business models at scale.

OUR STORY

OUR STORY

Being a force for good by fulfilling society’s expectation of banking & finance

Being a force for good by fulfilling society’s expectation of banking & finance

Banking & finance have a really important role to play in society:

  • Facilitating world trade which is more important now than ever, but supply chains are dislocated, and SMEs are individually suffering from lack of access
  • Helping emerging markets grow
  • Increasing welfare and wellbeing of individuals, serving clients very differently and integrating sustainability in the business model

Banking & finance have a really important role to play in society:

  • Facilitating world trade which is more important now than ever, but supply chains are dislocated, and SMEs are individually suffering from lack of access
  • Helping emerging markets grow
  • Increasing welfare and wellbeing of individuals, serving clients very differently and integrating sustainability in the business model

Society is evolving at a pace which banking is struggling to match:

  • Complex structures, multiple protocols, risk aversion (owing in part to multiple remediations)
  • Resulting in potentially fractured relationship between banking & society

SC Ventures aims to rewire DNA in banking by:

  • Promoting innovation
  • Investing in disruptive financial technology
  • Creating alternative business models in financial services

Society is evolving at a pace which banking is struggling to match:

  • Complex structures, multiple protocols, risk aversion (owing in part to multiple remediations)
  • Resulting in potentially fractured relationship between banking & society

SC Ventures aims to rewire DNA in banking by:

  • Promoting innovation
  • Investing in disruptive financial technology
  • Creating alternative business models in financial services

The Team

ALEX MANSON

Heads SC Ventures

Expertise: Fixed Income Origination and Structuring, Investment Banking Advisory and Capital Raising, Commercial and Corporate Banking

Career: Previously Head of Transaction Banking (Standard Chartered), Deutsche Bank, Credit Suisse


ADAM POPAT

Member

Expertise: M&A / Corporate Development, Investments, Finance, Governance, Wholesale Banking

Career: Previously Group Corporate Development / M&A, CFO Vietnam, Head Group CFO Office (Standard Chartered)


AGNIESZKA VERLET

Member (Legal)

Expertise: Corporate Law, Digital Transformation, Finance Systems, Product & Operations

Career: Previously Senior Legal Counsel (Standard Chartered), HSBC, DLA Piper


CHARLOTTE STEWART

Member (HR)

Expertise: HR Business Partnering, Transformation, Learning & Talent Management, Coach & Facilitator

Career: Previously APAC HR Director and Head of Learning & Development (Expedia Group), Royal Bank of Scotland


CHRIS FLANAGAN

Member (Operations)

Expertise: Cross Banking Infrastructure, Financial Markets Business Establishment and Wind-downs

Career: Previously Barclays, Nomura, Lehman Brothers, Credit Suisse, American Express, KPMG


ESME HODSON

Member (Compliance)

Expertise: Compliance & Risk, Digital Assets, Global Fintech

Career: Previously Director, Compliance (Block.one), Commonwealth Bank, Financial Services Authority


GAKIM SOLOMONS

Member

Private Equity, Alternative Finance , Fundraising, Deal Structuring , Fund Management, Corporate Advisory

Career: Previously Foundry Partners, Sanlam Investments


GAUTAM JAIN

Member

Expertise: Intersection of Business and Technology, Investing & Fundraising, Payments and Cash Management, Trade Finance

Career: Previously Head of Digitization and Client Access (Standard Chartered), Barclays, HSBC, Citi


GURDEEP SINGH KOHLI

Member

Expertise: Venture Building, Strategy, Governance, Client Engagement

Career: Previously MD Group Strategy (Standard Chartered), Credit Suisse, McKinsey


GWENDA PHILLIPS

Member (Risk)

Expertise: Risk Management - Fintechs and Digital Assets, Venture Capital, Sales Execution, Corporate Banking

Career:  Previously Chief Risk Officer (Acting) (ANZ), ANZi Investments / Ventures, TechReady for Non-Tech Female Founders, SheStarts Accelerator


HARALD ELTVEDT

Member

Expertise: Digital Transformation, Technology, Venture building

Career: Entrepreneur, Founder from inception to exit (WebMD, Pentalog, Havas)


JITEN ARORA

Member

Expertise: Product Innovation, Cash, Trade and Supply Chains, Ventures Management

Career: Previously Head, Commercial Banking, Head, Corporate & Institutional Banking, Sales Head, Transaction Banking (Standard Chartered)


JOHN HARVIE

Member (Finance)

Expertise: Corporate Finance, Chartered Accountant, Audit & Tax

Career: Previously MD Finance & Operations (GFI Group), Man FRM, Deutsche Bank, JP Morgan, Ernst & Young


PRIYA VENKAT

Member (Brand, Marketing, Communications)

Expertise: Brand marketing, Digital & Performance Marketing, Strategy & Business Transformation

Career: Previously Head of Regional Marketing (Citi APAC), Uber, Visa, PepsiCo


THORSTEN NEUMANN

Member (Technology)

Expertise: System Architecture, Scalable Platforms and Integration, Technology and Ecosystems.

Career: Previously CTO (SmartPesa), Tecity Group, Banro Corporation


WEA MENG CHANG

Member

Expertise: Transformation, Data Analytics, Financial Services Consulting, Audit

Career: Previously Head of Data Analytics Enablement, Strategic Information Management (Standard Chartered), Price Waterhouse, Banque Paribas

ALEX MANSON

Heads SC Ventures

Expertise: Fixed Income Origination and Structuring, Investment Banking Advisory and Capital Raising, Commercial and Corporate Banking

Career: Previously Head of Transaction Banking (Standard Chartered), Deutsche Bank, Credit Suisse

ADAM POPAT

Member

Expertise: M&A / Corporate Development, Investments, Finance, Governance, Wholesale Banking

Career: Previously Group Corporate Development / M&A, CFO Vietnam, Head Group CFO Office (Standard Chartered)

AGNIESZKA VERLET

Member (Legal)

Expertise: Corporate Law, Digital Transformation, Finance Systems, Product & Operations

Career: Previously Senior Legal Counsel (Standard Chartered), HSBC, DLA Piper

CHARLOTTE STEWART

Member (HR)

Expertise: HR Business Partnering, Transformation, Learning & Talent Management, Coach & Facilitator

Career: Previously APAC HR Director and Head of Learning & Development (Expedia Group), Royal Bank of Scotland

CHRIS FLANAGAN

Member (Operations)

Expertise: Cross Banking Infrastructure, Financial Markets Business Establishment and Wind-downs

Career: Previously Barclays, Nomura, Lehman Brothers, Credit Suisse, American Express, KPMG

ESME HODSON

Member (Compliance)

Expertise: Compliance & Risk, Digital Assets, Global Fintech

Career: Previously Director, Compliance (Block.one), Commonwealth Bank, Financial Services Authority

GAKIM SOLOMONS

Member

Expertise: Private Equity, Alternative Finance , Fundraising, Deal Structuring , Fund Management, Corporate Advisory

Career: Previously Foundry Partners, Sanlam Investments

GAUTAM JAIN

Member

Expertise: Intersection of Business and Technology, Investing & Fundraising, Payments and Cash Management, Trade Finance

Career: Previously Head of Digitization and Client Access (Standard Chartered), Barclays, HSBC, Citi

GURDEEP SINGH KOHLI

Member

Expertise: Venture Building, Strategy, Governance, Client Engagement

Career: Previously MD Group Strategy (Standard Chartered), Credit Suisse, McKinsey

GWENDA PHILLIPS

Member (Risk)

Expertise: Risk Management - Fintechs and Digital Assets, Venture Capital, Sales Execution, Corporate Banking

Career:  Previously Chief Risk Officer (Acting) (ANZ), ANZi Investments / Ventures, TechReady for Non-Tech Female Founders, SheStarts Accelerator

HARALD ELTVEDT

Member

Expertise: Digital Transformation, Technology, Venture building

Career: Entrepreneur, Founder from inception to exit (WebMD, Pentalog, Havas)

JITEN ARORA

Member

Expertise: Product Innovation, Cash, Trade and Supply Chains, Ventures Management

Career: Previously Head, Commercial Banking, Head, Corporate & Institutional Banking, Sales Head, Transaction Banking (Standard Chartered)

JOHN HARVIE

Member (Finance)

Expertise: Corporate Finance, Chartered Accountant, Audit & Tax

Career: Previously MD Finance & Operations (GFI Group), Man FRM, Deutsche Bank, JP Morgan, Ernst & Young

PRIYA VENKAT

Member (Brand, Marketing, Communications)

Expertise: Brand marketing, Digital & Performance Marketing, Strategy & Business Transformation

Career: Previously Head of Regional Marketing (Citi APAC), Uber, Visa, PepsiCo

THORSTEN NEUMANN

Member (Technology)

Expertise: System Architecture, Scalable Platforms and Integration, Technology and Ecosystems.

Career: Previously CTO (SmartPesa), Tecity Group, Banro Corporation

WEA MENG CHANG

Member

Expertise: Transformation, Data Analytics, Financial Services Consulting, Audit

Career: Previously Head of Data Analytics Enablement, Strategic Information Management (Standard Chartered), Price Waterhouse, Banque Paribas

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