Nelson Chow

Nelson Chow has been appointed to the present position from 1 September 2016 with responsibilities for facilitating the healthy development of the fintech ecosystem in Hong Kong and promoting Hong Kong as a fintech hub in Asia. He joined the HKMA in 2004 and was responsible for the supervision of banks’ technology risk management and business continuity planning as well as the formulation of related policies and guidelines. He was the Deputy Chief Representative of the New York Office in 2010. After returning to Hong Kong in 2013, he took up responsibilities to supervise banks’ operational risk management and perform macro-prudential data analysis. Prior to joining the HKMA, Mr Chow was a Vice President of JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A. responsible for information risk management of the Asia Pacific region. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Auckland and a Master of Science degree from the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology.


03.00 - 04.00
AD Fund Hall
This session will explore the opportunities and limitations of blockchain through the lens of a diversity of applications, as well as their implications for fiscal and monetary policy, financial sector regulation, and far-reaching positive public interest. The session will close with concrete and pragmatic considerations for how policy makers, supervisors, and regulators should approach these developments to realize their positive transformative potential and, at the same time, manage evolving risks.