We are delighted to announce the appointment of Leo Shimada as an Advisor to The Singapore FinTech Consortium.
Leo Shimada is the Co-Founder and CEO of Crowdo, a Fintech Startup offering a full portfolio of Equity Crowdfunding and P2P Lending solutions, as well as Partner at Crowdonomic Media PLT.
He is an experienced professional with over 15 years track record in the areas of finance, strategy and technology across multiple Asia markets including Japan, Malaysia, India, China and other parts of SE. Asia. He has held senior positions both at a top professional firm as well as a Fortune 500 company.
Leo is also a recognized thought leader within the industry having spoken at high visibility events such as the Global Entrepreneurship Summit, ASEAN Summit, Crowdsourcing Week Global Summit as well as other key industry events. He has also made numerous media appearance including BBC, Channel News Asia and other printed and digital media including The Straits Times, The Business Times and The Star Malaysia.
Leo established Crowdo (CWD) in Singapore, and has since rapidly become the largest and fastest growing platform in the region on a membership basis. Leo’s key focus has been on strategy setting; regulatory engagement in multiple markets; talent management; performance management; and market expansion.
Prior to Crowdo, Leo joined Diageo in 2007 as a Strategy Lead for its 10+ markets in the Asia Pacific Region. Leo was responsible for strategy development and implementation supervision both regionally and for major markets. He also played a key role for investments and setting up JVs in addition to participating in other M&A deals. During this time, he built up extensive experience in target assessment and due diligence.
Leo started his career as a management consultant at McKinsey & Company’s Tokyo office and later transferred to their SE Asia complex. During his time at McKinsey & Company, he had two focus areas: First to assist global clients in their Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A) activities, and secondly to assist clients launch new products and services in the technology space.
Leo obtained his MBA from INSEAD, and has a BA in Law from Keio University in Japan