Earthport, the largest open global bank payment network has announced Singapore as its new regional base in Asia. Building on its extensive and growing links, the new office will provide a physical base in Singapore as a FinTech hub for the region, supporting further expansion in emerging trading nations across South East Asia.
Earthport’s Asia business is led by Sajeev Viswanathan, with extensive experience in Banking and Payments including 19 years at Citigroup in the UK, India and Moscow. He will be joined by Rohit Bammi, a Singapore national, with over 25 years of experience in banking and financial services industry in emerging markets, including as Partner and Head of Financial Risk Management at KPMG in Singapore and India, and through executive positions at Deutsche Bank and Citibank.
This announcement has been made to coincide with Earthport’s participation in a trade visit to Singapore with Prime Minister David Cameron.
Hank Uberoi, Chief Executive of Earthport said: “The opening of our Singapore office is an important milestone in the continuing expansion of Earthport’s global footprint and underlines our commitment to the Asia-Pacific market.”
Prime Minister David Cameron said: “British companies like Earthport are flying the flag and unlocking the economic potential of the fast growing economies of South East Asia. I’m delighted that they have joined me on my first trade mission of this government and I hope that we can work together to create jobs and growth for the UK.”