Women in Payments Welcomes Citi As The Official Innovation Sponsor For The Upcoming ASEAN 2022 Symposium

Oct 20, 2022 | News and Media Releases

October 20, 2022 (Toronto, Canada): Women in Payments welcomes Citi for the second year in a row as the official innovation sponsor of the ASEAN Symposium on October 26, 2022, in Singapore.

As a strong advocate for diversity and inclusion, Citi is committed in its efforts to pave the path forward on gender diversity across the financial services industry, including payments    

Kanika Thakur, Asia Pacific Head of Corporate, Commercial and Public Sector Sales, Treasury and Trade Solutions, Citi, said, “As the world’s most global bank, diversity is our strength and a strategic priority for the firm. At Citi, creating a culture defined by inclusion and equity is an imperative, and we see this as a long-term strategy. With a shared ethos to advance diversity, equity and inclusion, we are proud of our partnership with Women in Payments and our participation as official innovation sponsor for the second year running. We look forward to the conference as we further our collaboration to drive diversity in the payments and broader transaction banking industry.”

There will be a variety of topics covered over the two-day conference for the ‘Fast and Furious Payments 2025 in ASEAN’ theme with trends and predictions for the next  three years. Senior executives from Citi will participate and lead several  illuminating sessions on payments, digital technology, blockchain and more.

This year we are excited to welcome five-time Paralympic gold medalist, Yip Pin Xiu. Singapore’s most decorated Paralympian will kick off the first morning of the ASEAN 2022 conference. Also highlighting the Women in Payments stage will be a fireside chat with Deven Somaya, Head of Treasury and Trade Solutions for Singapore and ASEAN (Interim).

Women In Payments, founded in 2011 by Kristy Duncan, is a global organization, supporting women and the challenges they face within the male-dominated payments industry. Since then, Women in Payments has grown to over 3,000 members in over 70 countries.

“Women in Payments has been a global industry trailblazer designed  to celebrate and empower the outstanding work of talented female payment innovators and leaders,” said Kristy Duncan, Founder and CEO of Women in Payments. “We have worked tirelessly to help bridge the gender gap”, she added “and there is still more to be done and with the support of corporate partners like Citi, we will get there.”

To register and find out more about the incredible line-up of speakers and topics visit the Women in Payments website:

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Citi is a preeminent banking partner for institutions with cross-border needs, a global leader in wealth management and a valued personal bank in its home market of the United States. Citi does business in more than 160 countries and jurisdictions, providing corporations, governments, investors, institutions and individuals with a broad range of financial products and services.

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Women in Payments is a global community that offers women opportunities for career development through learning, speaking, mentorship and recognition in all stages of their careers. The organization runs conferences, award and mentorship programs, and other career development opportunities in Canada, the United States, Australia, EMEA, Asia and Latin America. Engagement and support come from global leaders in payments and fintech.

Women in Payments media contact:

Anita Booth



Citi media contact:

Harsha Jethnani