Global Crypto Leader, Asia FinTech Leader, Partner
Henri Arslanian is the PwC FinTech & RegTech Lead for China/Hong Kong and U.S. Liaison. 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, government, civil society, and FinTech related boards and advisory boards. He also sits on both the HK SFC’s FinTech Advisory Group and the FSDC’s Fintech working group.
A member of the Milken Institute’s Young Leaders Circle with over 200,000 LinkedIn followers, Henri has been awarded many industry and academic awards over the years, from being 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 UBS 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).