Chia Hock LaiPresident at Singapore Fintech Association
Chia Hock Lai is the CEO of Switchnovate, a FinTech consultancy firm that provides financial blockchain solutions, and has close to 2 decades of experience in the financial and technology industry. He has previously worked in organisations like the Government Technology Agency of Singapore (GovTech) and NTUC Income. He is also an alumnus of the National University of Singapore (NUS) and Nanyang Technological University (NTU).
Besides being the founding president of the Singapore FinTech Association and chairman of the Singapore Blockchain Association, he is also a Strategic Advisory Council member of the ASEAN Financial Innovation Network (AFIN), Advisory Board member of the IEEE Computer Society Blockchain and Distributed Ledger Standards Committee (IEEE C/BDL), Fellow of the Singapore University of Social Science (SUSS), member of the Institute of Banking and Finance (IBF) - Technology & Operations Industry Workgroup, member of the Banking & Finance and Fund Industry panel of Nanyang Polytechnic (NYP) and advisor to start-ups. He also teaches and speaks frequently on topics related to FinTech and Blockchain at international events and universities.