Henri Arslanian

FinTech & Crypto Leader, Asia, PwC Hong Kong

Henri Arslanian is the PwC FinTech & Crypto Leader for Asia, the Chairman of the FinTech Association of Hong Kong and an Adjunct Associate Professor at the University of Hong Kong where he teaches the first FinTech university course in Asia.

Henri leads PwC’s FinTech efforts in Asia and is very active across the FinTech ecosystem working not only with FinTech start-ups but also traditional financial institutions. Henri also leads PwC’s crypto efforts and advises numerous crypto exchanges, crypto funds, Initial Coin Offering (ICO) / Security Token Offerings (STOs), stable coins as well as traditional financial institutions and regulators in relations to their crypto initiatives and policies.

With over 500,000 followers on LinkedIn, Henri has been awarded many industry and academic awards over the years from being regularly named one of the Most Influential Individuals in FinTech in Asia to being awarded the Governor General of Canada Gold Medal for Academic Excellence.

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

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).