Advance Awards 2020 : Introducing the Financial Services Finalists

WATCH > Introducing Paul Chapman


Originally from Melbourne, Paul Chapman co-founded the game-changing ‘Moneytree’ platform, giving people greater control over their finances and disrupting Japan’s digital banking environment in the same beat. The first generation fintech company boosts an impressive client portfolio, including major financial institutions Mizuho Financial Group Inc., Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group Inc. and Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group Inc., as well as 1.2 million users. The app aggregates users’ financial data from bank accounts, credit cards, investment accounts into an easy-to-read interface, receiving Apple’s Best of App Store award twice already. Today, the cloud technology platform first built to power their app, called Moneytree LINK, is used by over 60 enterprise clients in Japan and Australia, including 29 financial institutions. Paul’s ability to combine cross-cultural knowledge with savvy entrepreneurship shows there is no barrier to Australia and Japan collaborating on equal footing in the digital economy.

Today Moneytree employs over 100 staff in Tokyo and Sydney, comprising 27 nationalities including Japanese and Australians. Leveraging their experience in Open Banking in Japan (activated June 1, 2020) Moneytree has contributed to the establishment of Open Banking in Australia by lending expertise acquired in Japan to the establishment of the Consumer Data Right (CDR). Paul’s company is a strong advocate for privacy and transparency in fintech, a member of Fintech Australia, and fields senior staff to sit on the CDR Data Standards Body Advisory Committee for the last two years. Evidencing two-way information flow, Moneytree recently completed work on a major collaborative development with one of Japan’s biggest financial institutions. Currently, Paul continues Moneytree’s growth in Japan, while working hard to bring the company’s vision of financial empowerment back to Australia.

WATCH > Introducing Jennifer Nason


Jennifer Nason is considered one of Australia’s most successful global business leaders and one of the most senior and influential women on Wall Street. She attributes her career trajectory to a willingness to live outside her comfort zone, a love of constant learning and calculated risk. As the Global Chairman, Investment Banking at J.P. Morgan, Jennifer takes a genuine and innovative approach to leadership in a competitive industry. A leading advocate for gender equality, Jennifer believes being a working mother to four children gave her an advantage career-wise, and is dedicated to advancing opportunities for women in a traditionally male-dominated sector. In addition to being the first female Chair of the American Australian Association (“AAA”), Jennifer is an active member of the Australian Women in New York network, a dynamic group of women of all ages and backgrounds who maintain a connection with Australia. She encourages the promotion of education through her own personal philanthropy and support of alumni programs. 

Jennifer  Nason’s exemplary work includes credit as an advisor on many high-profile transactions. She has been with J.P. Morgan for nearly 34 years having joined the Melbourne, Australia office in 1986. Over the span of her career at the firm, she has worked in the Project Finance and Mergers & Acquisition groups focused on the Natural Resources sector; the Retail Investment Banking client coverage team as Group Head; and for the last 17 years, led the Technology, Media and Telecommunications global client practice, with a focus on strategic M&A, debt and equity financing. She also co-founded and chaired the Investment Banking Women’s Network at J.P. Morgan in the mid-1990s. Today as a Global Chairman of the Investment Banking practice, Ms. Nason is responsible for many of the firm’s key relationships around the world, including IBM, Sony, Telstra, Nokia, Apple and Netflix.

WATCH > Introducing Shuyin Tang


An impact investment warrior, Shuyin Tang is a pioneer bringing fit-for-purpose financing to impactful businesses in Southeast Asia. As a Partner at Patamar Capital, one of the most active impact investing firms in Southeast Asia, Shuyin leads Patamar’s Vietnam office and spearheads Patamar’s gender lens investing efforts, including managing one of the first gender lens investing funds in Southeast Asia, the Investing in Women Fund. Patamar’s Investing in Women Fund is supported by the Investing in Women Initiative, one of the Australian Government’s flagship programs in Southeast Asia. This year, Shuyin co-founded Beacon Fund, a new fund on the Patamar platform, to shine a light on alternative models and entrepreneurial success. The Fund aims to help close the gender financing gap by providing appropriate capital and support to sustainable, moderate growth companies which are not a good fit for the traditional VC model and severely underserved by banks. 

Shuyin was named one of Australia’s “100 Women of Influence” by the Australian Financial Review in 2015, an Asia 21 Young Leader by the Asia Society in 2016 and one of the ’40 Under 40’ Most Influential Asian Australians in 2019. She has served on the Southeast Asia Advisory Council of Women’s World Banking, a global NGO promoting women’s financial inclusion. She graduated summa cum laude from the Australian National University, where she was also awarded the University Medal. Shuyin has also worked in U.S. Congress and the Australian public service, as well as at The Lowy Institute for International Policy and UNICEF.

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