Henri Arslanian

FinTech & Crypto Leader, Asia, PwC China

Henri Arslanian is the PwC FinTech & Crypto Lead for China and Hong Kong. He is also an Adjunct Associate Professor at the University of Hong Kong where he teaches graduate courses on Entrepreneurship in Finance as well as the first FinTech university course in Asia.

Henri is a TEDx speaker, a published author and currently sits on several finance, academic, civil society, and FinTech related boards and advisory boards.

A member of the Milken Institute’s Young Leaders Circle, Henri has been awarded many industry and academic awards over the years from being named one of the 100 Most Influential Individuals in FinTech in Asia to being awarded the Governor General of Canada Gold Medal for Academic Excellence.

He is the co-Chair of the HKSFA FinTech Committee and co-Chair of the Financial Services Committee of the Canadian Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong. He is also a member of the FSDC FinTech working group advising the Hong Kong government on FinTech policies.

Before joining PwC, Henri was with a FinTech start-up and previously spent many years with an investment bank in Hong Kong. Henri started his career as a financial markets and funds lawyer in Canada and Hong Kong.

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).