Henri Arslanian is the PwC FinTech & RegTech Lead for China/Hong Kong. He is also an Adjunct Associate Professor at the University of Hong Kong where he teaches the first FinTech university course in Asia.
Henri is a TEDx speaker, a published author, and currently sits on several finance, academic, government, civil society, and FinTech/RegTech related boards and advisory boards in Asia and globally.
Henri is a member of the Hong Kong regulator’s SFC FinTech Advisory Group and the Hong Kong government’s FSDC Fintech working group. He also sits on the board of the FinTech Association of Hong Kong and the board of the International RegTech Association.
A member of the Milken Institute’s Young Leaders Circle and with over 350,000 LinkedIn followers, Henri has been awarded many industry and academic awards over the years from being named one of the Most Influential Individuals in FinTech in Asia to being awarded the Governor General of Canada Gold Medal for Academic Excellence. Henri was also recently recognized as one of the global 2017 LinkedIn Top Voices in Economy & Finance.
Before joining PwC, Henri was with a FinTech start-up and previously spent many years with UBS Investment Bank in Hong Kong. Henri started his career as a financial markets and funds lawyer in Canada and Hong Kong.
Henri speaks five languages including English, French, Armenian, Spanish and Mandarin Chinese.
He 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).