Henri Arslanian

FinTech & RegTech Lead, PwC Hong Kong

Adjunct Associate Professor, University of Hong Kong

Chairman, Fintech Association of Hong Kong

Henri Arslanian is the PwC FinTech & RegTech Lead for Hong Kong, the Chairman of the FinTech Association of Hong Kong and an Adjunct Associate Professor at the University of Hong Kong where he teaches the first FinTech university course in Asia.

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.

With over 400,000 LinkedIn followers, Henri has been awarded many industry and academic awards over the years from being regularly 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 recognized as one of the Global 2017 LinkedIn Top Voices in Economy & Finance and is regularly featured on TV, radio and written press including Bloomberg, CNBC, The Wall Street Journal and the Financial Times.

Henri is also a TEDx speaker, a published author, and currently sits on several finance, academic, government, civil society, and FinTech related boards and advisory boards globally including the Hong Kong regulator’s SFC FinTech Advisory Group, the Hong Kong government’s FSDC Fintech working group and the International RegTech Association’s board.

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).