Jeremy K. Balkin is a well known innovator in the Payments and banking industry. He's a highly sought after speaker and thought leader on ethics in banking, fintech innovation, and the strategic engagement of Millennials in financial services. He is author of Millennialization of Everything: How to Win When Millennials Rule the World, and is the award-winning author of Investing with Impact: Why Finance is a Force for Good. In 2016, the book received the Gold Medal in Business Ethics in the Axiom Business Book Awards, and also won the Business category in the International Books Awards. The books have received praise from luminaries including Arianna Huffington, Frances Hesselbein, Lynn Schusterman, Professor Emil Pitkin and Pope Francis.
Jeremy K. Balkin most recently served as the Global Head of Innovation & Corporate Development for the Payments bu siness of J.P. Morgan. He's known for coining the phrase "Payments are eating the world" and co-authoring the viral Payments industry white paper of the same title. Jeremy previously served as the Head of Innovation & Strategic Digital Partnerships for HSBC.
In 2008, Jeremy K. Balkin survived a life-changing extreme sports injury that shaped his purpose to positively influence the allocation of capital and deploy financial resources to improve the state of the world. In 2014, The Huffington Post described Jeremy K. Balkin as the “Anti-Wolf of Wall Street” for his work making the case that banking and finance are forces for good. His popular TED talk, “The Noble Cause: Positively influencing the allocation of capital” has been viewed over a quarter million times, and he has been invited to speak at the likes of Davos, the United Nations, Harvard Business School and London School of Economics.
Jeremy K. Balkin is a dream chaser who has run six marathons, trekked to Mount Everest base camp and competed in the Engadin Skimarathon. He's received the prestigious UNSW Alumni Award for Achievement, and is designated as a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum. In 2017, he received the Advance Global Australian Award and received the PayTech Awards in 2022. He has studied at the UNSW Business School, Financial Services Institute of Australasia, and Harvard Kennedy School.