Mr Chia Hock Lai

Council Member, Asia Academy of Digital Economics


Chia Hock Lai is the co-founder of the Global Fintech Institute, venture partner of Tembusu Partners, and partnership lead at the Singapore University of Social Sciences (SUSS). He has two decades of experience in the financial and technology industries, having worked in Singapore’s GovTech and NTUC Income.

An alumnus of NUS and NTU, he is the co-chairman of the Blockchain Association Singapore and former and founding president of the Singapore Fintech Association.

He is a council member of and strategic advisor to numerous tech startups and organizations such as Bondevalue, RootAnt Global, RegTank, Morpheus Labs, and the IEEE Blockchain and Distributed Ledger Standard Committee. In addition, he is also an Institute of Banking and Finance fellow for digital transformation, a fintech fellow at the SUSS, and a fellow at SkillsFuture Singapore.