Ms Agnes Chan
Chairman, Financial and Treasury Services Committee, HKGCC
Ms Chan oversees all aspects of business operations of EY in Hong Kong and Macau. With more than three decades of experience in providing tax and business advisory services to a broad range of local and multinational corporations and organizations, Ms Chan's clientele is spread across industries.
As a prominent business leader, Ms Chan is a keen advocate of Hong Kong as an international financial center. She has helped clients with their cross-border business and investment, supporting them in exploring new markets and refining their operations in the region.
Ms Chan also actively participates in public service through a variety of roles, including as a member of the Hong Kong Monetary Authority's Exchange Fund Advisory Committee, a non-executive director of the Securities and Futures Commission, a member of the Hong Kong SAR Government's Advisory Panel on BEPS 2.0, a member of the Inland Revenue Department's Users' Committee, and a member of the Hong Kong General Chamber of Commerce's General Committee.
Mr Colin Pou, JP
Executive Director (Financial Infrastructure), Hong Kong Monetary Authority
Mr Pou holds a Bachelor of Social Sciences degree in Economics from the Chinese University of Hong Kong. Mr Pou joined the HKMA in 1994 as an Assistant Manager. He was promoted as Manager in 1997, as Senior Manager in 2000 and as Division Head in 2008. Mr Pou has worked in different areas of HKMA’s work including banking supervision, banking policy, banking development, monetary operations and payment system operations. Mr Pou was seconded to The Hong Kong Mortgage Corporation Limited (HKMC) during 2015 to 2018 to oversee HKMC's general insurance business, before taking up the present position on 29 October 2018.
Ms Bénédicte Nolens
Head of the Innovation Hub, Bank for International Settlements (BIS)
Bénédicte is the Head of the BIS Innovation Hub, Hong Kong Centre. Prior to this appointment, she was a managing director at SC Ventures, the innovation arm of Standard Chartered Bank that leads a series of new ventures across digital banking, banking as a service, SME finance and blockchain. From 2018-2019, she was the Vice President of International Government Relations at Circle, involved in the evolution of blockchain and digital assets. From 2012-2018, she was the Head of Risk & Strategy of the Hong Kong Securities and Futures Commission (SFC), and in that capacity also acting as the Vice Chair of the Committee on Emerging Risks and the Fintech research lead for the International Organization of Securities Commissions (IOSCO). From 2007-2012, she was a managing director at Credit Suisse and before that from 1997-2007 she was an associate and executive director at Goldman Sachs.
Originally from Belgium, she holds LL.M. and M.B.A. degrees from the University of Chicago and the University of Leuven. She is admitted to the New York Bar since 1999. In 2016, she was a recipient of the China Daily Asian Women Leadership Awards for her efforts related to entrepreneurship, innovation and charity. She remains closely engaged in these topics, most recently through her involvement in the Fintech Association of Hong Kong (FTAHK) and Women in Finance Asia (WiFA.)
Mr Charles d'Haussy
Prior to joining world-leading blockchain engineering firm ConsenSys, Charles was Head of Fintech with Hong Kong government (InvestHK). He served 450+ FinTech companies and steered the growth of the Hong Kong Fintech Week to 10,000 global attendees.
Mr d'Haussy leads ConsenSys APAC and steers several CBDC projects in the region.
Charles is also the author of the book "Block Kong, 21 brilliant Hong Kong blockchain entrepreneurs".
Mr Daniel Chan
Head of Blockchain Innovation Lab, FORMS HK
Daniel is the Head of Blockchain Innovation Lab of FORMS, a leading digital technology services provider to Hong Kong’s virtual banks. He is currently spearheading innovations and promoting blockchain technology education and industry collaboration across financial and technology communities across Asia.
Prior to joining FORMS in 2019, Daniel was a Blockchain Engineer and Researcher at crypto.com. He also is the Founder of DAA Fund, a private fund that adopts arbitraging strategies across global digital asset exchanges, which pledges 7% of the returns for setting up FinTech scholarships for local universities. He is an early adopter and investor in multiple DeFi projects and is passionate in the ways of how bridging private and public blockchain innovations may co-create a better FinTech future.
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