Helping Asian Wealth Management Communities interact

Johanan Thomas

Market Development Performance Director, Wealth


Johanan is a Performance Director at Refinitiv driving growth for the Wealth Proposition in North Asia and is based in Hong Kong. His primary focus is to enable both advisors and investors better harness the power of data through AI and analytics to improve their investment experience. From the ultra-high net worth individual to the affluent and retail investor, he has a keen interest in helping financial institutions and solutions providers that cater to these communities deliver a better digital investment journey. Johanan has spent time in consulting and the banking industry and has an acute awareness of the challenges the industry faces in transforming their business to cater to the rapidly evolving needs of the customer. Having worked across financial centers of Singapore, London & Hong Kong he remains excited by the opportunity of a dynamic, fast-moving and diverse market as Asia. As a strategy consultant for EY he has advised both traditional and digital banks, asset managers and insurers on their regional acquisition plans and go-to market strategies for existing and new markets. During his time at Barclays he has worked across the sales, product, markets and CEO office functions driving strategic initiatives that generated both top and bottom-line growth. Johanan is passionate about fusing his technical education (Computer Science), financial work experience and data interests together to identify and deliver new growth opportunities to the wealth industry and its various participants.