Biography – Emmanuel Daniel | Futurist



Emmanuel Daniel

Author, Entrepreneur, Advisor

Emmanuel Daniel is an author, entrepreneur and corporate advisor. He is a futurist, a global thought leader in the future of finance and its impact on business and society. He was listed as a top 10 global influencer in the “Fintech Power50” list for 2021 and 2022. He is also a model train enthusiast.

Emmanuel founded the research, publication and consulting house, TAB Global, in 1996. Through its platforms such as The Asian Banker, Wealth and Society, The Banking Academy and TAB Insights, Emmanuel has had extensive contact with leaders in banking and finance around the world.

He has served, or is serving in advisory or consulting roles for various public or private sector institutions at any time and is a well regarded mentor and confidante in leadership circles.

He won the Citibank Excellence in Business Journalism for Asia in 1999 for his work on the internet in banking. “The Asian Banker Summit” won the best finance conference from the Asian Conference and Summit Awards in 2012. He is sometimes interviewed on BBC, CNBC and Bloomberg.

In his first book, “The Great Transition – the personalization of finance is here” published in September 2022, Emmanuel outlines how the banking industry will evolve from being focused on platform technologies to a level of personalization never seen before. He describes the roles of cryptocurrencies, blockchain, gaming and other technologies in this transition. The book was written to help disruptor technologies in finance chart their course.

The book features forewords written by former congressman Barney Frank, the co-author of the Dodd-Frank Act legislations that regulates the financial industry in the US today and Richard Sandor, an innovator widely regarded as the “father of financial futures”.

His writings are also based on his extensive travel to more than 110 countries, and counting. He posts regularly on his blog and is working towards his second book which is tentatively entitled “The Winning Civilization” and due for publication in 2024.

As an entrepreneur, he was previously a member of the Entrepreneurs Organization (EO), a prestigious grouping of young business owners worldwide.

Emmanuel was trained as a lawyer, has degrees from the National University of Singapore and the University of London, and attended a course on economics at Columbia University in New York. He travels widely and divides his time between Singapore, Beijing and New York.

For Speaking or Consulting Engagements:  Emmanuel is a well-regarded global speaker on transformational issues, especially in finance and society. Click here to view some of his previous public engagements.

His presentations are always client-specific. He also gives confidential board level briefings and facilitates in-house strategy sessions for institutional clients, drawing from his researchers at TAB Insights.

To engage Emmanuel for client-specific engagements, please contact Cindy Yu Si Yu, Eunice Foong or Jerome Ong by clicking on their names.