Alumni Stories: Kim Lim, A management consultant with extensive industry experiences who believes everyone should learn about Fintech

Swee Kim Lim has had a wide variety of experiences over the past 25 years, from Finance, to Electronics, Healthcare, Energy, Transportation, Professional Services, Consumer Packaged Goods or Non-Profit in Europe, Asia and USA, there aren’t many sectors which she has not experienced. 

Currently an executive director of Budaya Consulting, a management consulting firm, she has seen the revolutionary changes in the marketplace and the influence that Fintech has had. Kim is somebody who likes to learn continuously, and has therefore decided to upskill herself through the Fintech Foundation and Open Banking and Platforms course. 

“It is imperative that everyone understands Fintech.”

Swee Kim Lim, Management consultant and coach as Budaya Consulting

CFTE: What motivated you to learn more about Fintech?

Kim: My base skills are in technology and finance, thus with the merging of industries due to market and regulatory changes, it was natural to be drawn into this arena as I had the interest in these areas. I see it as a positive movement with the growing maturity of humans towards leveraging technology to make the world a better home for all.

CFTE: How relevant is Fintech to somebody who works in a similar position to yours – management consulting/coaching?

Kim: Fintech touches everyone who is involved in the commercial world and this means anyone who has to deal with monetary exchange. Thus aside from adults and seniors, youth and young children will also need to handle monetary exchanges to help them learn and grow up to become independent adults. For those of us who have lived long enough to know that managing monetary exchange is an important skill for everyone to have, it is imperative that everyone understands Fintech. However for some, it will be at user-level focusing on usage, whilst for some it will be as content-creators focusing on good and credible data, whilst for some it will be as platform-creators focusing on good and progressive technology layers encompassing networks, infrastructure, application and security.

CFTE: What did you enjoy the most about the courses? Any main takeaways?

Kim: I enjoyed the informal yet professional manner in which the course trainers engaged with us. The technology supporting the process was also very user-friendly, which made the whole learning journey a positive experience. I truly appreciate IBF’s foresight of making CFTE courses available to our community of professionals, and also those who are interested in getting into this industry. The on-demand availability of the programs enabling us to pace and manage ourselves is a great leap forward towards bearing the fruits of lifelong learning across all ages.

CFTE: Finally, describe yourself in 3 words or less!

Kim: Open-minded, Nurturer, Present

CFTE Free Frintech Masterclass Online

Learn the skills of Fintech

Learn the skills of Fintech

More To Explore

Frequently Asked Questions

The Centre for Finance, Technology & Entrepreneurship (CFTE) is a global education platform that aims to equip financial professionals and organisations with the necessary skills to remain competitive in a rapidly changing industry. Our leading training programmes, curated by global industry experts, help talent build skills to join the digital revolution in finance. CFTE’s courses are globally recognised with accreditations from ACT, IBF, CPD, SkillsFuture and ABS.

At CFTE, our mission resonates with every learner’s goals to rapidly advance in their career, to thrive in their next project or even to lead the disruption in finance with their own venture. To help you do this, CFTE gives you the tools you need to master the right skills in digital finance. We bring exclusive insights from leaders that are steering the developments in the financial sphere from global CEOs to disruptive entrepreneurs. With CFTE you don’t just learn what’s in the books, you live the experience by grasping real-world applications.

If you are looking for rich insights into how the Financial Technology arena is transforming from within, we can help you get the latest knowledge that will stir things up in your career. CFTE offers leading online programmes in digital finance, covering an expanse of topics like – Payments, AI, Open Banking, Platforms, Fintech, Intrapreneurship and more, that will help you conquer the financial technology landscape. With this expertise at your disposal, you will be on track to turbocharge your career.

You will be learning from a curated line-up of industry leaders, experts, and entrepreneurs hailing from Fortune 500 companies and Tech Unicorns, among others. They will each be presenting their knowledge and experience in the field of digital finance. No matter if you are embarking on a new journey or fortifying your role, these lecturers and guest experts will guide you through the perspective of established institutions like – Starling Bank, Wells Fargo, tech giants like – Google, IBM, successful startups such as – Kabbage or Plaid, among many more!