Global Digital Banker / FinTech and Blockchain Expert / Best-selling Author / Serial Entrepreneur / Polymath
Malik is a Global Digital banker, FinTech expert, Futurist and acclaimed author. In his 20 year career, he has managed global roles in Multinational banks, run billion dollar businesses in various markets, driven key innovations and been a serial entrepreneur.
He spent nearly 14 years at Citibank in varied roles in Digital Banking and E-payments, and was last SVP- Global Digital Transformation, based out of Singapore, till 2016. Before that, he headed Citi’s E-payments business in the Philippines, and prior to that, headed Digital Marketing and payments for Citi’s Global Consumer Bank, India. Malik is a sought after global keynote speaker. He has chaired and spoken at 100 marquee events, addressing 10,000+ professionals in 20 locations across APAC, EU, US and Middle East on Digital Banking, Fintech, Innovation, Blockchain, Financial Inclusion, and Industry 4.0. He has spoken at almost every leading industry conference: Money 20/20, Seamless Asia and Dubai, Blockshow, Fintech Innovation Forum, Asian Banker’s Future of Finance, American Banker’s Digital Banking Summit.
Malik is a passionate Fintech and Blockchain ecosystem builder. He actively engages with Governments, policy makers, Multi-lateral agencies, banks and Industry associations across the globe in his hat as Founding Director- Global Blockchain Advisory Foundation, a think tank dedicated to deeper engagement between industry thought leaders and progressive governments for driving social and financial inclusion by leveraging Disruptive tech.
Malik also dons the hat of a mentor at leading Fintech and Digital Accelerators in Singapore and APAC, and has been a judge at marquee hackathons and Digital awards, including those of IDC, Asian Development Bank etc. He has mentored 10+ cutting edge Fintechs, and engaged with over 400 startups all over the world.
Malik is an acclaimed author with global readership. His first book- The New Ages- was loved by readers in two dozen countries. Two more are in the works for 2019/20. He has nearly half millions social media followers in 60 countries with a BILLION impressions!