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Ivar Wiersma
Global Head of ING Labs Wholesale Banking at ING


Ivar Wiersma is Global Head of ING Labs for ING Wholesale Banking since January 2019 and responsible for its partnering and venture building activities across Amsterdam, London and Singapore.

ING Labs is where ING brings its disruptive ideas to market by combining entrepreneurial talent and experience with ING’s deep knowledge and client network. ING Labs alumni companies include Cobase, VAKT, Katana, Komgo and HQLAx.

Before leading ING Labs and bringing this to London and Singapore, Ivar was responsible for ING’s wholesale banking innovation department including ING’s DLT program and Wholesale Banking’s Advanced Analytics team.

He is currently a FI director on the Board of R3, and has an advisory role in a number of other start-ups.

Ivar has a diverse banking background in Financial Markets, Relationship Management, Product and Business development. He studied Hotel Management, CFA and holds an Executive MBA from TiasNimbas.

Agenda Sessions

  • Mentoring Power Panel: What Every Start-up Needs To Know About Fund Raising, Winning Investors, Marketing, Building Scale & Overcoming The Hurdles To Form Fruitful Partnerships In Asia

  • Closing Debate: The Interaction Of AI & Blockchain – How Do We Connect These Data Driven Technologies To Create New Business Opportunities In Financial Services?


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