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Prof Emil Chan

Co-Chair, Hong Kong Digital Finance Association

Emil Chan is a recognized figure with a career spanning several decades in the financial service and startup industries. He has played a key role in shaping the cross-border financial landscape, from traditional banking to cutting-edge Web3 and DeFi business strategies.

In his role as a FinTech evangelist and digital transformation consultant, Emil has advised numerous corporations and SMEs on how to navigate the rapidly changing digital economy. He is a startup mentor and advisory board member of the Cyberport Startup Committee, where he helps guide and mentor the next generation of entrepreneurs.

Emil is also committed to building a nurturing environment for the FinTech ecosystem in the Greater Bay Area. He has been a adjunct professor, visiting lecturer, and guest speaker at several renowned universities for over 10 years, including CityU, HKU, PolyU, HKUST, HKBU, CUHK, LingnanU and VTC. His insights and expertise have helped to inspire and educate countless students and professionals.

Emil's contributions to the digital ecosystem extend beyond the finance sphere. He is the Founding Chairman of the Cloud and Mobile Computing Professionals Association, Co-Chair of the Hong Kong Digital Finance Association, Chairman of the FinTech Committee of the Smart City Consortium, Honorary Secretary of Invotech, Vice President of the Hong Kong New Emerging Technology Education Association, and more.

Through his leadership and expertise, Emil has played a vital role in shaping the future of finance and technology in Hong Kong and the Greater Bay Area. His tireless efforts to build a strong and nurturing ecosystem for the next generation of innovators and entrepreneurs have earned him widespread respect and admiration.

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