Brit Blakeney is Senior Vice President in the Digital Advisory & Wealth Management group for the Asia Pacific Region of Franklin Templeton. Based in Hong Kong, Brit is focused on driving the digital product and tech-enabled distribution strategy, working with internal partners and clients. Brit also oversees research, commercial partnerships, strategic acquisitions, and investments into distribution related fintech firms in Asia.
Prior to this role, Brit was Head of Innovation and Ecosystems for DBS Bank Hong Kong. Brit has also held senior positions at major data & analytics, media and internet companies, such as Dun & Bradstreet, AOL and Univision, and helped launch and run several successful internet and financial startups.
Brit holds a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) from Georgetown University and also studied at the Université Stendhal in Grenoble, France. She is on the WealthTech and InvestTech committee of the FinTech Association of Hong Kong, a member of Women in Tech Hong Kong, a founding Advisory Committee member of CEFAR (CUHK Engineering, Fintech and Applied Research Academy), Greater Bay Fintech Talent Initiative Advisor, and is a regular speaker at industry events across Asia.