We hear the words "Fintech, Blockchain and Crypto" every day. But what do they mean? This event will feature the unique journey of Jehan Chu of Kenetic from Art to Fintech. It will also showcase three prominent female speakers who have joined the Fintech journey, including Nydia Zhang who runs the Social Alpha Foundation, a not-for-profit grant making platform focussed on Blockchain. Through their journeys, we seek to inspire those who want to learn more about Fintech and social transformation.
All proceeds from this event will go to Charity
6:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Registration & Welcome Drinks
6:30 PM - 6:50 PM
Jehan Chu: From Art to Crypto - My Journey
6:50 PM - 7:30 PM
7:30 PM - 7:50 PM
Co-Founder & Managing Partner of Kenetic
Jehan Chu is co-Founder and Managing Partner at Kenetic, an institutional investment and advisory platform for blockchain and cryptocurrency. A former front-end developer, he started investing in cryptocurrency in 2013. Jehan founded the Ethereum HK community (2014), co-Founded the Bitcoin Association of Hong Kong (2014) and founded the Hyperledger HK community (2016).
Jehan serves as co-Chairman of the Hong Kong Fintech Association Blockchain Committee, is a Fellow of the Singapore University of Social Science and member of the Global Patrons Board of San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, and holds a Bachelor’s degree from Johns Hopkins University and Master’s degree from HKU.
Bénédicte is a board member of the Hong Kong Fintech Association, a member of the Global Digital Finance Advisory Council and the head of regulatory affairs Asia and Europe for Circle. From 2012 to 2018 she was the Head of Risk and Strategy of the Hong Kong Securities and Futures Commission, from 2007 to 2012 she was a Managing Director at Credit Suisse, and before that she was an Executive Director at Goldman Sachs. She holds an LLM and MBA from the University of Chicago. In 2016 she was a recipient of the China Daily Asian Women Leadership Awards for people who are dedicated to entrepreneurialism and innovation.
Amanda has over 10+ years of experience in marketing with commitment and passion in the FinTech space. She is the Founding Board of Directors at the FinTech Association of Hong Kong (FTAHK). She was elected as one of the most powerful female leaders in FinTech, 2017. Amanda is also an active contributor of the blockchain ecosystem in Hong Kong. Not only does she serve as the board sponsor for the blockchain committee of FTAHK, Amanda managed marketing initiatives across ANX International group and Octagon Strategy Limited in her last role.
Nydia Zhang is the co-founder and chairman of Social Alpha Foundation (SAF), a non-profit grant-making platform that focuses on supporting Blockchain education and outreach to empower communities to utilize Blockchain technology for social good. The Social Alpha Foundation provides Education Grants and funds non-commercial Blockchain Applications that tackle social welfare issue with a focus on public health, education, and environment as areas of urgent need. Nydia is a Cryptocurrency investor and Blockchain enthusiast. She is the Fund-raising Committee Member of the Hong Kong Society for the Protection of Children (HKSPC), Co-Chair of Financial Literacy & Inclusion Committee at The Fintech Association of Hong Kong (FTAHK) and also sits on the Global Patrons Board of San Francisco Museum of Modern Art.