CTO, SC Ventures,
Standard Chartered Bank
Thorsten Neumann is an entrepreneur and technology specialist with a background in internet services and fintech platforms. He is the Chief Technology Officer of SC Ventures, Standard Chartered Bank’s innovation, fintech investment and ventures arm. Prior to SC Ventures, he co-founded a payment startup to rollout a merchant gateway in 13 developing countries, started his own internet services provider in South Africa, and implemented Canadian listed gold miner’s IT systems in transition from explorer to production mining. He holds a Masters in Computer Science from the University of Pretoria, and Bachelor in Computer Science from the University of Johannesburg. Thorsten mentors at the German Accelerator Southeast Asia, an advocate for open-source software, and volunteers at Noah’s Ark Cares animal shelter.