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Chia Hock Lai

Chia Hock Lai

CEO Switchnovate Pte Ltd


Chia Hock Lai is the CEO of Swicthnovate, which provided financial blockchain solutions, and has close to 2 decades of experience in the financial and technology industry. He has previously worked in organizations like Government Technology Agency of Singapore (GovTech) and NTUC Income.

Besides being the founding president of the Singapore FinTech Association and chairman of the Token Economy Association, he is also a Fellow of the Singapore University of Social Science, member of the Banking & Finance and Fund Industry panel of Nanyang Polytechnic and advisor to start-ups.

Under his leadership, the Singapore FinTech Association (SFA) has grown its membership base to more than 300 corporate members, with an extensive international partner network in more than 30 countries. In recognition for SFA's work in helping workers to re-skill and up-skill into FinTech, SFA was conferred the prestigious "Partner of Labour Movement" award by NTUC in 2018. In January 2019, SFA made history by becoming the first NTUC U Associates to become an affiliated association of NTUC. In addition, he was amongst the LinkedIn Power Profiles for Finance in 2018, for his active contribution as a key opinion leader in the professional FinTech community.

Hock Lai is passionate about how technology is disrupting the way financial services are being delivered to consumers and businesses, and in the process making the financial system more efficient and inclusive.

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