CPA Congress Speaker Biographies

Keynote speaker


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Prof. KC Chan, GBS, JP
Chairman, WeLab Bank  



Professor Chan is the Chairman of WeLab Bank and Senior Advisor of WeLab, a leading pan-Asian fintech platform with over 55 million individual users and over 700 enterprise customers in Hong Kong, Mainland China, and Indonesia. The company operates one of the largest digital consumer finance businesses in Asia, two digital banks and a fast-growing B2B fintech enterprise solutions business.  


Professor Chan was appointed as Secretary for Financial Services and the Treasury of the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region from July 2007 to June 2017.  Prior to that, he was Dean of Business and Management in the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST).  He is currently Adjunct Professor at HKUST Business School.


Professor Chan received his bachelor's degree in economics from Wesleyan University and his M.B.A. and Ph.D. in finance from the University of Chicago. He specialised in assets pricing, evaluation of trading strategies and market efficiency and has published numerous articles on these topics.


Professor Chan is a member of Competition Commission. In the past, he held a number of public service positions including Chairman of the Consumer Council, Director of the Hong Kong Futures Exchange, and Member of the Commission on Strategic Development, Commission on Poverty, the Exchange Fund Advisory Committee, the Hang Seng Index Advisory Committee, and the Hong Kong Council for Academic Accreditation.