David is a FinTech entrepreneur. He is the CEO and Co-Founder of Neat, Asia’s first mobile current account.
David started his career at Citi where he became their youngest Managing Director in Asia. He then co-founded the Asian arm of Integral Capital Management which he sold in 2014 to focus on FinTech. Throughout his career he has been exposed to the extremes of managing teams across times zones in complex corporate environments all the way to agile business development for startups and related pivots to find product-market-fit.
David holds a BSc in Economics from the London School of Economics and is a Responsible Officer (Types 1, 4 and 9) under the Hong Kong SFC. He has been based in Hong Kong for the last 16 years.
Neat provides a mobile current account targeting the “underbanked” customer segment. First of its kind in Hong Kong, Neat makes bank branches redundant and offers a radically modernized experience in “connecting with your money”, Neat’s slogan. All a user needs is a smartphone.
After opening an account via the Neat App, users get a Neat prepaid MasterCard which enables them to make purchases anywhere in the world where MasterCard is accepted, in more than 50 currencies. Users can also withdraw cash at any ATMs around the world which accept MasterCard as well as make free and instant money transfers 24/7.