The Centre for Finance, Technology and Entrepreneurship appoints Siew Kai Choy to its Advisory Board

London, 30 January 2020 – The Centre for Finance, Technology and Entrepreneurship (CFTE) announced the appointment of Siew Kai Choy, former Managing Director of GIC and Fellow at Stanford University, to its advisory board effective today.

Tram Anh Nguyen, co-founder of CFTE is delighted to announce the newest appointment of Siew Kai Choi to the advisory board team, “In a fast-changing world, we need to learn from the experience of the best industry experts. Our board is comprised of exceptional people at the leading edge of their respective industries, all of whom help CFTE access a worldwide pool of expertise. I am extremely delighted to work closely with Siew Kai Choy with his invaluable insights” 

Huy Nguyen Trieu, co-founder CFTE adds “Siew Kai’s level of industry expertise is invaluable and his experience of overseeing strategies on a global scale will prove vital to our operations, and I am sure he will play an indispensable role in helping us build a worldwide platform to help professionals, organisations and enthusiasts adapt to Finance 2.0.”

Siew Kai has multiple decades of experience in finance, with over 20 years in data analytics and strategy positions, and is Former Managing Director and Head of the Data & Analytics department at GIC. He is also a Board Member and Advisor to several technology companies and a Distinguished Careers Institute Fellow at Stanford University.

Siew Kai Choy says the following on his appointment as an academic board member: I am honoured to be serving on the CFTE board. CFTE is a very innovative, mission-driven organisation that seeks to equip finance professionals with crucial skills to succeed in a rapidly changing industry that is transformed by emerging technologies.” 

The appointment of Siew Kai Choy will further the board’s capability to help CFTE advance its mission to provide professionals with lifelong education in finance. 

Full list of board members:

Prof Douglas Arner (Kerry Holdings Professor in Law at the University of Hong Kong),

Janos Barberis (Founder of SuperCharger Fintech Accelerator Hong Kong)

Claire Calmejane (Chief Innovation Officer at Société Générale)

Ericson Chan (Head of Ping An Technology),

Christophe Chazot (Former Global Head of Innovation at HSBC),

Gillian Cribbs (Executive Coach at London Business School and founder of Credo Consulting),

Vincent Desnot (CEO of Teach On Mars),

Ronit Ghose (Global Head of Bank Research at Citi),

Sylvain Kalache (Co-founder at Holberton School),

Prof Andrei Kirilenko (Associate Professor at the University of Cambridge), and

Prof Karim Lakhani (Professor of Business Administration at Harvard Business School).

Picture 1: CFTE Team with Siew Kai Choy (middle) in One Canada Square, London.

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