Jakarta, 8th November 2023: What started as an awards & gala evening for Indonesia’s financial services sector eventually turned out as the most glamorous event in the country. With the most enthralling 5-star location at the heart of the capital, WFIS Awards 2023 took place at The Ritz-Carlton Jakarta, Pacific Place on 25 October from 4 pm to 8 pm.
Part of the archipelago’s most popular FSI event, i.e., World Financial Innovation Series (WFIS), the awards show became instrumental in bringing the best minds from FSI to the limelight. Amidst a fierce competition that comprised participants from across the industry, the platform declared winners from 9 niche categories. Below are the details.
- Digital Architect of the year – Edwin Aristiawan (Director – IT, BPJS Kesehatan)
- GRC Advocate of the year – Samuel Mulyono (Chief Data Protection Officer (CDPO), Head of Cyber & Product Risk Assurance Group, NobuBank)
- Data & Analytics Leader of the year – Billie Setiawan (Head – Data Management and Analytics Division, Bank Negara Indonesia)
- Tech Innovator of the year – Ichwan Peryana (Co-Founder & Director, Pinjam Modal)
- CMO of the year – Karin Zulkarnaen (Chief Customer & Marketing Officer, Prudential Indonesia)
- Excellence in Retail Banking – Heriwan Gazali (Head of Retail Loan Business, Bank OCBC)
- Women Influencer in FSI – Melisa Hendrawati (CFO, Super Bank)
- Cyber Practitioner of the year – Wahyu Prasetyo (Head – IT & Cyber Risk Management, Bank Mega)
- CX Innovator of the year – Umi Kawiryani Tjiptoningsih (Head of Digital Strategy, Innovation and Customer Experience, Bank Syariah Indonesia)
Expressing his views, one of the award winners, Ichwan Peryana (Co-Founder & Director, Pinjam Modal) commented, “Receiving the ‘Tech Innovator of the Year’ award at the World Financial Innovation Series is a tremendous honor. This achievement is a reflection of our collective commitment at Pinjam Modal to drive innovation within the SME sector. It’s a testament to the hard work of our dedicated team and the support of our customers. We’re inspired to continue pushing the boundaries of what’s possible in financial technology.”
In a state of gratitude, another award winner, Samuel Mulyono (Chief Data Protection Officer (CDPO), Head of Cyber & Product Risk Assurance Group, NobuBank) expressed, “It has been an honour to be selected as the ‘GRC Advocate of The Year 2023’ at the WFIS Conference organized by Tradepass. This award is dedicated to My Lord, My Wife, My Family, and all of My Team! Without all of you, I could not have achieved this. I’m very grateful to be recognized on this platform. This award has further motivated me to always strive to deliver best innovation, especially in the GRC of Indonesian’ Digital Financial Services.”
The evening was inordinately glamorous right from the word go as it had Miss Earth Indonesia 2022, Karina Basrewan as the master of ceremonies. Even the entire stretch from the entrance to the main hall was elegantly decked with a stunning red carpet that made every participant look like a celebrity entering the awards show. If that wasn’t enough, the presence of paparazzi lights and pictures just ensured that the evening’s intensity never went down.
Talking about intensity, the awards show had a blistering start as All Star Dance Troop & Taiko Drums set the stage on fire with their electrifying performance. While the award winners were surely the reigning champions from their domains, their evaluation for the titles was done by none other than FSI’s leading thought leaders who formed the jury for the awards show. The jury members included Marsudi Wahyu Kisworo (Board of Governors, The National Research And Innovation Agency, Republic Of Indonesia); Richardus Eko Indrajit (Rector, Pradita University); Raine Renaldi (President, Indonesia Bankers Club); and ARIES SETIADI (Executive Director, Asosiasi Fintech Indonesia (AFTECH)).
Over the course of the glitzy evening, the platform had some mesmerizing champagne ladies to keep the participants in high spirits. Not just that, the participants also had the option to choose from a variety of sumptuous dishes and cocktails to relish the evening while unwinding with their peers and friends from the industry.
After the evening came to a halt, Organiser & CEO of Tradepass, Sudhir Ranjan Jena shared his exemplary vision behind hosting the awards show, “Members of such a dynamic financial ecosystem deserve a lot more praise and appreciation for their relentless efforts. Through WFIS Awards we ensure the best talents get in front of the entire industry where we can take a moment to realize their genius that goes far and beyond in shaping the future of Indonesia’s digital economy. It’s the least that we can do.”
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