Roy Kao

Managing Director MaRS Fintech

Roy possesses over 20 years of experience in various leadership roles in Fintech, managing consultancy, and other entrepreneurial pursuits around the world.

He is currently Managing Director, MaRS Fintech, at the MaRS Discovery District, a 1.5 million square feet urban innovation hub located in the heart of Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

Prior to joining MaRS, Roy was the founding Chief Technology Officer at Lendified, a respected small business lending Fintech company, and was a co-founder of Alpha Insights, a data and analytics strategy consultancy for the Financial Services industry. Previously, Roy was CEO of Bentley & Co. Limited in New York and Shanghai, and has held management and consulting positions at companies including BCE Emergis, CA Technologies, and Accenture.

Roy is a native Mandarin Chinese and English speaker, and graduated with an honours degree in computer science and economics from the University of Toronto.

Roy Kao