Neil Chinai

Neil Chinai is recognized in financial services and fintech community as a thought leader and disruptor.

Neil is currently advising several early stage fintech firms andFinancial Service Software providers on product strategy, business plans, IT infrastructure and fund raising. Additionally,through his extensive network, he facilitates product sales and client engagements.

Neil has over 25 years’ IT experience working with Tier 1 Banks driving business growth, IT and Operational transformation,Delivery on Regulatory mandates and evolving Organizational models. He brings a depth of product knowledge across Capital Markets, Investment Bank, Security Services, Lending and Structured products. Neil led the adaption of technology enablers for front office applications, analytics, data science, digitalization, blockchain, and cloud integrations.

Neil is formerly the Managing Director and CIO of Global Fixed Income and Americas Capital Markets and Banking at HSBC. Neil previous experience spans Barclays Capital, Merrill Lynch and UBS. Neil’s vast experience covers overseeing Technology function across growth initiatives, costs optimization, risk control, offshoring into India and China and delivering on IT strategy.

Neil in his early days worked in the Front Office IT functions where he learned the front office in Capital Markets and dealing with complex pricing, risk management, electronic trading,devops, operations, and derivatives workflow functions. Thought out his career Neil has had a passion for innovation,industry standardization through his work on FPML, FIX and Common Domain Model and promoting adaption through strategic partnership with market infrastructure providers and fintech.