Joel Yarbrough is the Asia Pacific Vice President for Rapyd , a global FinTech-as-a-service platform. He is responsible for leading the company’s value proposition and growth efforts in the region.
Joel brings 26 years of extensive cross-disciplinary experience, having worked in Payments, Technology, Banking, and Management Consulting across continents. Prior to Rapyd, he was Head of Product at Southeast Asia’s largest tech startup Grab , and went on to lead Business and Corporate Development on behalf of GrabPay , the Financial Services arm of Grab. He is also a notable PayPal alumnus, having led Global Product Strategy, APAC Product Management, Large Partner and O2O Solutions during his time at the world’s first digital payments company. Joel was also a founding board member of PayPal’s non-profit and charitable giving fund. Before joining PayPal, Joel held multiple global roles at JPMorgan .
Joel holds a Bachelor of Science in Economics from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and currently lives in Singapore with his wife and two daughters. Some of his favorite topics to speak and write about are:
● Payments Evolution in the Asia Pacific and Current Ecosystem (Challenges and
● Bringing Market Disruptors and Industry Incumbents Together
● Global Payments Trends and Opportunities
● The Global Movement Towards Hyperlocal Payments (and what that means for the