Tom is a seasoned entrepreneur and business executive with broad experience across Asian markets, including doing deals, regulatory and compliance issues, establishing presence and/or offices, hiring staff, and raising money. A member of the G-20’s SME Finance Forum Advisory Board, Tom has over 25 years of experience in digital transformation and technology innovation in merchant payments, consumer banking, micro & small business (MSME) financial solutions, microfinance, financial inclusion, digital security and fraud prevention.
Tom was a founder of Hong Kong & UK-based AMP Credit Technologies providing loan origination automation technology to banks and, prior to that, a co-founder of Planet Payment, one of the first multicurrency payment processors to merchant acquiring banks, which floated on NASDAQ and was subsequently taken private. Before his entrepreneurial initiatives, Tom was an attorney at American Express, where he provided legal and strategic advice to the merchant services division general commercial issues pertaining to credit card transactions. Tom received his B.A., J.D. and M.B.A. from St. Johns University and his LL.M. in international trade and business transactions from Fordham University in New York.