Founder, The Asian Banker
Founder, Wealth and Society
Emmanuel Daniel is a Singapore-based entrepreneur and model train enthusiast. Daniel founded The Asian Banker in Singapore in September 1996 as a publisher of research and benchmarking the financial services industry. Daniel won the Citibank Excellence in Journalism Award for the Asian region in February 1999 for his work in determining the impact of the Internet on banking.
The Asian Banker Summit, which he launched in 2001 and now rebranded as The Future of Finance Summit, is the largest annual meeting for commercial banks in the region. The event won the Best Financial Conference for Asia Award in 2012, at the Asian Conference Summit and Awards.
He is the creator of the Excellence in Retail Financial Services programme which benchmarks and ranks retail banks according to annual achievements, future-proofing and service quality since 2001. The programme is widely followed by traditional and new retail finance players in Asia, Middle East and Africa.
He is also the creator of www.bankquality.com widely recognised as the "tripadvisor" of the financial services industry.
He founded “Wealth and Society” in 2018, a global programme where wealth is assessed by its relevance to society through philanthropy, corporate social responsibility and impact investment or projects that contribute to the sustainability and well-being of societies.
Daniel’s access to global personalities, including chairmen and CEOs of financial institutions, as well as economists, politicians, entertainers, business leaders and writers are found in the various sites above and in his personal blog.
Daniel speaks at international events around the world on a wide range of topics including globalisation, the competition between civilisations, the progress of Asia, understanding China, and the Future of Finance. He is interviewed regularly on BBC, Bloomberg, CNBC on the finance industry and on various national media around the world.