WHO WE ARE

Open Banking Initiative Canada (OBIC) exists to develop a market-driven open banking framework in Canada that will make consumer empowerment possible in our country. We are a not-for-profit organization gathering great minds in finance, technology and regulation, creating a groundswell that will be a force for good, giving Canadian consumers choice and control over their financial data.

OUR MISSION

Our mission is to be a single voice for the financial services industry that represents the viewpoints of its key participants: consumers, Fintechs, payment services, banks and industry experts. We endeavour to ensure that the open banking framework that Canada develops will:

  • Capture all parties’ interests across Canada

  • Help to develop and sustain a globally competitive market Place the needs and interests of the consumer first.

 

OUR BOARD

Our Board of Directors reflects our deep industry expertise across financial services, technology and innovation. Bound by shared beliefs about the value of open banking for the Canadian consumer and informed by their unique experiences, skills and networks, our Directors work together to develop an open banking framework with the potential to revolutionize the Canadian economy. OBIC is committed to having 50/50 board representation by 2021 

Hanna Zaidi

Hanna Zaidi

Hanna Zaidi Director of Regulatory Operations, Wealth simple Bio: As the Director of Regulatory Operations14 at Wealth simple, Hanna is passionate about enabling growth, developing and launching innovative products, and advising FinTechs across the ecosystem.

Eyal Sivan

Eyal Sivan

Eyal Sivan Head of Open Banking, Axway Bio: Eyal Sivan is the Head of Open Banking at Axway, where he is responsible for positioning Axway as the number one thought leader and integration solution provider in the open banking space. In his role at Axway, Eyal...

Bhupinder Singh Saini

Bhupinder Singh Saini

Bhupinder Singh Saini Chair/Managing Director, OBIC Bio: Bhupinder has 17 years of experience in Digital Identity & Security and CTO at Openitio out of the UK. His company provides OpenBanking based solutions to Banks & FI in Europe. He is deeply passionate...

Kevin Morris

Kevin Morris

Kevin Morris Strategy and Programs Director, LCUC Bio: As the Strategy and Programs Director for LCUC, Kevin is passionate about working on innovative projects, data analytics/visualization, policy analysis, building knowledge management systems, talking org. strategy...

Roy Kao

Roy Kao

Roy Kao Fintech executive, dot connector, and champion. Holt Accelerator Bio: He is a strategic advisor to several early-stage Fintech companies and holds senior level advisory roles with organizations including Open Banking Initiative Canada (OBIC), the Holt Fintech...

Tara Wilson

Tara Wilson

Tara Wilson COO Income Access, A Paysafe Company Bio: Tara Wilson is an accomplished leader with nearly 20 years of experience, achieving overall excellence in the tech space and delivering superior results based on emerging business practices within the payments...

Christian Clapton

Christian Clapton

Christian Clapton Chair/Executive Director, OBIC Bio:Christian Clapton is a successful executive business strategist and entrepreneur who partners with companies, communities, organizations and individuals to provide them with the guidance, technologies and strategies...

Michelle Beyo

Michelle Beyo

Michelle Beyo CEO, Finavator Bio: Michelle is the CEO & founder of Finavator and a strategic advisor for multiple FinTech's. She has 20 years of extensive industry experience driving innovation across both the retail and payments industries.

Patrick Barr

Patrick Barr

Patrick Barr Government Relations, CCUA Bio: Patrick is a Financial Sector Policy Advisor for the CCUA and is responsible for leading projects focused on Open Banking advocacy and research. As an OBIC board member, Patrick is dedicated to helping shape Canada’s first...