Prof David LEE Kuo Chuen is the founder of several entities including BlockAsset for investment in Blockchain. He was the Director of the Sim Kee Boon Institute for Financial Economics at the Singapore Management University. He graduated with BSc, MSc, and Ph.D. from the London School of Economics and Political Science in Econometrics. He was the Group Managing Director of OUE and Auric Pacific. He founded and managed Ferrell hedge funds from 1998-2012 and was the property developer for Ferrell Residences. He is also an independent director on several boards. He assisted regulators and investment associations in several capacities at the national level including the design of the framework for risk and complexity of investment products, allocation of financial research funding (Financial Research Council), Blockchain Standards (ISO) and SDE Technology Map of Singapore (Services & Digital Economy). He has more than 60 cited articles. He has edited and written eight books on Asian economics, digital currency, blockchain, and inclusive fintech. He is also the external advisor to Stanford University’s Distributed Trust Initiative.
His current interest is in decentralised technology for financial inclusion and privacy protection.