Kelvin TanMD and Global Head- Nexus at Standard Chartered Bank
Kelvin Tan is the Venture Lead for nexus at Standard Chartered, under SC Ventures – a new business unit established in March 2018 to lead innovation and promote intrapreneurship across the Group, run a professional investment unit to invest in fintech companies, and promote the testing and implementation of new business models with new disruptive ventures.
At nexus, Kelvin is leading the build of a scaleable and disruptive platform and approach to provide Banking-as-a-Service or embedded finance to partners around the world. The first market is Indonesia with a number of initial partners.
Kelvin has held multiple roles in the bank ranging from Transaction Banking to Retail Products and Payments to Strategic Programmes, between 2012 and 2018. In those roles, he has led cross functional, cross border teams to deliver multiple capabilities for the bank including Apple Pay, Samsung Pay and Google Pay in multiple locales and the MyWay program (Singapore’s first silver generation targeted product programme).
Prior to that, Kelvin has held multiple roles in multiple organisations and industries. His roles have spanned consumer finance, transaction banking and FMCG, covering product, analytics, business management and research. He has worked in Singapore, Indonesia and Thailand.
Kelvin holds an M.A from the Committee in International Relations from the University of Chicago, and a BA (Hons) in Politics and International Studies from Murdoch University.