Financial Inclusion for Southeast Asia’s Underserved

Event details
  • February 26th, 2021, 09:30 AM - 11:00 AM
  • Country: Online, Singapore

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While over 1.7 billion adults across the globe lack access to financial services, the increased digitisation and innovation of financial services and a rise in mobile platforms has led to an increase of financial inclusion across Asia. Financial service providers such as Kim An Group and Gopay are working to link MSMEs to credit and connect the unbanked and the underbanked to financial services.

While the financial inclusion sector continues to grow, it requires substantial capital in order to fully democratize access to financial services. To increase the capital moving towards this sector, impact investors require detailed impact metrics to standardize, analyse and compare impact performance outcomes in order to overcome the challenge of “impact washing” and deliver affordable, relevant and responsible products.

This webinar will explore investments in financial inclusion as we hear the investor perspective and showcase social entrepreneurs working to connect the last mile with financial services. In addition,  GIIN will share the learnings from the recently released report Understanding Impact Performance: Financial Inclusion Investments to provide a foundation to understand the impact results of financial inclusion investments using the IRIS+ system.

Key Objectives:

  • Explore how funds can support social entrepreneurs supporting financial inclusion in Asia
  • Hear from social entrepreneurs on challenges and opportunities in the region
  • Gain an understanding of the impact metric frameworks measuring outcomes in financial inclusion using the IRIS+ system
  • Learn from an investor’s perspective on planning and executing successful exits
SPEAKERS

 

Noshin Nova
Research Associate, GIINNoshin Nova serves as an Associate in the GIIN’s Research team, supporting the development and dissemination efforts of the GIIN’s research studies. She has worked on several market reports, such as the 2020 Annual Impact Investor Survey and more recently led the development of the GIIN’s impact performance study in financial inclusion. Prior to her role at the GIIN, she worked as an analytics consultant at IBM.
Beau Seil
Partner & Co-founder, Patamar CapitalBeau Seil is Co-Founder and Partner at Patamar Capital, the leading impact investing VC firm in Southeast Asia.  Patamar invests in financial services and tech-enabled distribution platforms serving low and middle-income communities across SE Asia.Over the last 10 years, Beau has led the firm’s expansion into new geographic markets, and led investments into eCommerce, agriculture, fintech, job matching and healthcare companies.  He is the former Board Chair of RUMA (acquired by Go-Jek) and is on the board of mClinica.  Beau has also been instrumental in integrating a gender-lens across the firm’s operations and investment strategy and launching Southeast Asia’s first gender-lens VC fund.

Beau is an Eisenhower Fellow and Kauffman Fellow, and holds a JD/MBA-Finance and B.S. in Psychology from Brigham Young University.

Thao (Tracy) Phan
Founder & CEO, Kim AnThao is the CEO and Co-founder of Kim An Group, a leader in SME lending in Vietnam, linking micro, small, and medium sized businesses to leading financial institutions.  Prior to founding Kim An, Thao was an analyst at McKinsey & Company where she specialized in retail lending products, sales channels, and operational risk control strategies.  She also consulted for micro-lending projects in Indonesia, Thailand, and Tajikistan.Thao holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from University of Denver.
Aldi Haryopratomo
Former CEO, GopayAldi Haryopratomo is a Indonesian technology entrepreneur with prolific career developing Indonesia’s financial inclusion ecosystem.  From December 2017 – December 2020, Aldi was the CEO of Gopay – the financial services arm of Gojek.  During his time at Gopay, Aldi led the company to experience exponential growth in the processing of payment transactions, raised billions in investment capital, and charted the course for Gopay’s work in driving financial inclusion across the country.Prior to his role at Gopay, Aldi was the founder and CEO of Mapan, one of the first fintech startups in Indonesia focused on serving low and middle-income communities.  From 2011-2017, Aldi led Mapan to serve over 1 million families in over 120 cities.

Prior to Mapan, Aldi became an early mover in the global tech-driven financial inclusion community when he joined the microlending platform Kiva.org as one of its first 10 employees where he was instrumental in helping build the organization and selecting microfinance partners across SE Asia.  Aldi also worked at Boston Consulting Group with a focus on FMCG, banking and telco projects in SE Asia and was an IT security consultant with Ernst and Young.

Aldi was elected Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum in 2013, selected as the Endeavor Entrepreneur of the Year in 2016, named as one of the Top 100 people influencing business in Asia by BusinessWeek in 2020, and served as a past president of the Indonesian Fintech Association.  Aldi currently serves on the board of eFishery.

Aldi holds a BS in Computer Engineering from Purdue University and an MBA from Harvard Business School.

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