Panel Discussion: How FinTech firms can scale innovation to solve consumer problems Date: April 26th, 2019 at 03:00 PM Chester is the Country Manager for Revolut in Singapore, responsible for growth launching. He was involved in the creation and launch of startups in Singapore before completing his undergraduate and postgraduate at Hult International Business School in London, Shanghai, and San Francisco. He specializes in International Business, Entrepreneurship, and Business Analytics. Whilst completing his postgrad, he consulted for Virgin Money UK, Amazon UK, Mercedes-Benz, Crimson Hexagon, and others.
During his time in academia, he also started the university’s startup incubation programme called the ‘Hult Founders Lab’ which has worked with various partners, including the Prince Andrew, the Duke of York’s Pitch@Palace Global Initiative, and also worked with the Hult Prize – the world’s largest social innovation competition for youths which awards the winners USD 1 million through President Clinton’s global initiative. He is also an advisor to the United Nations International Telecommunications Union’s startup accelerator programme.
Revolut launched in July 2015 with a punchy mission: to turn the financial banking sector on its head. With Revolut users can set up an app-based current account in 60 seconds, spend abroad in over 150 currencies with no fees, hold and exchange 25 currencies in-app and send free domestic and international money transfers with the real exchange rate.
Since July 2015, London-based Revolut has signed up 3 million customers across Europe, processed more than 180 million transactions and has achieved a total transaction volume of over $25 billion to date. Revolut has raised a total of $336m from some of the most notable investors including DST Global, Index Ventures, Balderton Capital and Ribbit Capital. It is now valued at $1.7 billion. Revolut is expanding internationally across North America and the Asia Pacific, beginning with Singapore.