WHO WE ARE

Open Banking Initiative Canada (OBIC) exists to lead the way in the development of a market-driven open banking framework in Canada. We’re 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 open banking ecosystem is set to launch in 2020. This ecosystem will evaluate technology and standards that best suit our economy and will foster a trust framework between fintechs, banks and regulatory bodies in support of the Canadian consumer.

OUR MISSION

To be a single voice for the financial services industry that represents the viewpoints of the key participants – consumers, fintech, banks and industry experts.

 

OUR OBJECTIVE

To launch a proof of concept in 2020 that will be designed to demonstrate a fundamental change in the financial services landscape of Canada.

OUR BOARD

Our Board of Directors reflects a deep bench of industry expertise. 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 about...

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...

Matt Mcguire

Matt Mcguire

Matt Mcguire CEO/Practice Leader, The AML Shop Bio: Matt is the Co-Founder and Practice Leader of the AML shop. He is an internationally recognized expert in anti-money laundering (AML) and counter-terrorist financing (CTF).

Roy Kao

Roy Kao

Roy Kao Strategic Advisor, Holt Accelerator Bio: Roy Kao is a leading Fintech Executive and is currently an Advisor with the Holt Fintech Accelerator as well as a Strategic Advisor on Holt’s venture fund Advisory Board. He possesses over 25 years of leadership,...

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...