FUSANG’s senior management team, board directors, and advisors bring over 300 years of in-depth industry experience from leading financial services firms to disruptive technology companies and the government sectors.
Henry Chong is the Chief Executive Officer of Fusang.
Henry is a Member of the Fusang Exchange's Exchange Committee, and is the Chairman of its Listing Committee.
Henry works closely with global institutional investors and financial regulators tobring professionalism and structure to the industry, and is a regular keynote speaker on the subject of digital assets. He is also a member of the University of Oxford’s Digital Assets Project at the Commercial Law Centre.
Henry is a Board Director of Portcullis: The Asian Wealth Manager. Portcullis is Asia's biggest independent group of trust companies, and provides a one-stop shop for corporate, trustee and fund administration services to high-net-worth individuals, family offices, philanthropies, private banks, and investment managers.
Henry holds a Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in Philosophy, Politics & Economics, and a Master of Arts from the University of Oxford. Henry holds a Masters of Science inBehavioural Science at the London School of Economics & Political Science, where he wrote his thesis on the behaviour of family offices. He also holds a Diploma in Information Technology, that he completed at the age of 12, and a Certificate in Chinese Language & Literature from Peking University.
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Kelvin served as CEO/COO of Baikal: an institutional private equity and commercial real estate platform built on the blockchain for CLSA. Funding were raised from a leading investment bank, private equity and real estate company.
Kelvin is a former regulator with Hong Kong’s Securities and Futures Commission serving both Intermediaries and Enforcement, where he drove the Market Intelligence Programme. Kelvin was responsible for the globalisation of Liquidnet: the most successful darkpool serving a network of institutional buy-side investors that transformed how over 15T+ AUM is transacted today.
Kelvin also serves as the co-chair for the Association of Family Offices (Philanthropy and Legacy Group).
Kevin Ho is the Chief Operating Officer of Fusang.
As a lead for blockchain and digital/crypto asset initiatives, Kevin plays a pivotal role in transforming Fusang into a leading digital asset platform and promulgating its industry recognition. In addition to advising and strategising overall corporate development, he leads business development, collaborative partnership, execution and capital financing/investing activities.
Previously, Kevin headed up the direct investment practice of a prestigious Asian family office with over US$15 billion worth of assets across multi-business and investment areas; and managed US$100 million AUM at Strategic Capital Management, one of Hong Kong's earliest independent hedge fund managers. Over the last decade, he has successfully brought investee companies to IPO and achieved spectacular investment returns. Kevin sharpened his skillsets in investing and business management through direct responsibility for equity/bond/PE/VC investments and cross-border M&As, after being apprenticed to a finance professional at KPMG and EY in his early years.
Kevin subsequently put his entrepreneurial ideas into practice as a principal co-founder at Alliance Capital Group, a licensed financial firm that sponsors IPOs, advises listed company transactions and manages third-party money; and as a team member of Galaxy Treasure Financial Group, a wealth management firm formed through an exclusive strategic partnership with China's top-notched online financial group.
Kevin earned Bachelor of Business (Accounting) and Bachelor of Computing (Computer Science) at Australia’s Monash University; and Master of Business Administration at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology. He is a fellow member of CPA Australia and a charter holder of CFA.
A seasoned market development professional, Farah has more than 25 years of experience in wholesale financial services, financial eco-system curation, business advisory, strategic communications, and branding.
Formerly the CEO of Labuan IBFC Inc, the market development and marketing arm of Labuan Financial Services Authority, Farah’s experience in strategic business planning also allows her to curate bespoke solutions in respect to financial structuring, wholesale international finance and corporate structuring.
Previously attached to the Asian Institute of Finance and Bursa Malaysia (Malaysia’s national stock exchange), she has had senior management in the B2B financial services industry. Farah began her career as an institutional equities and derivatives dealer, moving on to heading the official lobby group for stockbrokers, the Association of Stockbroking Companies Malaysia.
Her professional experience provides unique insights in wholesale financial intermediation, strategic thinking, management of multiple high-level stakeholders, strategic communications, brand building and public relations.
A fervent communicator and public speaker, Farah is passionate about equality, financial inclusion and win-win partnerships, as she strongly believes that “a rising tide lifts all boats”.
Farah has an LLB (Hons) from Sheffield University, United Kingdom.
David is the Founder and President of the Portcullis Group. He has been described by the Singapore Academy of Law as “the Guru of Asian Family Offices".
Portcullis is one of the largest independent trust, fund and family office service providers in Asia with a history of over 35 years. It has a wide range of professional expertise in running wealth management companies. Its international network in Singapore, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Labuan, Johor Bahru, the BVI, Samoa, the Cook Islands, the Cayman Islands and Seychelles gives it the ability to provide comprehensive services across multiple jurisdictions.
Portcullis Investment Office Limited holds Type 4 (Advising on Securities) & Type 9 (Fund Management) licences issued by the Securities & Futures Commission of Hong Kong; and Portcullis Investment Office Private Limited holds a Capital Markets Services Licence for Accredited & Institutional Investors issued by the Monetary Authority of Singapore.
David is also President of Portcullis Group’s subsidiaries: SSTC Ltd (one of the oldest independent trust company in Labuan); Baxian Trust (Labuan) Limited; and Baxian Private & Investment Bank Ltd, all of which are regulated by the Labuan Financial Services Authority.
David is the Executive Chairman of FUSANG Corp: the first fully-regulated platform in Asia providing end-to-end infrastructure to support Digital Securities. FUSANG Exchange Ltd, a subsidiary of FUSANG Corp, is licensed in Labuan, Malaysia as a Securities Exchange under Part IX, Section 134 of the Labuan Financial Services and Securities Act 2010 (LFSSA). FUSANG Exchange is the first fully-operational stock exchange in Asia that allows companies to go public through a digital IPO accessible by both retail and sophisticated investors globally, supporting the trading of both digital securities and cryptocurrencies. David is approved by the Minister of Finance, Malaysia as a member of its Exchange Committee.
David is the former President of the Singapore Trustees Association (STA). He served as the Founding President of Society of Trust & Estate Practitioners (STEP) Singapore Branch, and was the Founding President of the Singapore Fund Administrators Association (SFAA). He also sits on the Investment Committee of the Singapore Academy of Law.
He is a Fellow of Harris Manchester College, University of Oxford, where he sits on the Board of Regents. David also sits on the Advisory Board for Wealth Management at Singapore Management University. In appreciation for his dedicated service to education, the Singapore Ministry of Education presented David with a Service to Education Award.
David is the Managing Director of David Chong Law Corporation, Singapore, and is qualified as a Barrister-at-Law, Lincoln's Inn; Advocate & Solicitor, Singapore; Malaya and Brunei; Barrister & Solicitor, British Virgin Islands; Solicitor, New South Wales and Queensland, Australia; Barrister & Solicitor, Australian Capital Territory and Victoria, Australia.
David has a Master’s Degree in Law from National University of Singapore and a Master’s Degree in Business from City University, London.
Tan Sri Tee Tua Ba is a non-executive Board Director of FUSANG.
Tan Sri Tee has a distinguished record of public service as the former Commissioner of Police. He has held leadership roles in the Marine Police (now Police Coast Guard), Central Narcotics Bureau, Singapore Prison Service and Criminal Investigation Department among others over the course of a 30-year career in the civil service. He was conferred the Distinguished Service Order at the SG50 National Day Awards.
Tan Sri Tee is Singapore's former non-resident ambassador to Switzerland and Chairman of the Singapore Red Cross Society.
Tan Sri Tee began his diplomatic career after his retirement from the police force in 1997. He has since served as Singapore's ambassador to Brunei, Egypt, Jordan, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Cyprus, as well as non-resident ambassador to the UAE. He was awarded the "Tan Sri" title by the Malaysian Government upon being conferred the Panglima Setia Mahkota (PSM).
Tan Sri Tee received several awards during his career with the Ministry of Home Affairs including the Public Administration Medal (Gold), the Public Administration Medal (Silver) and the Meritorious Service Medal. He also received the Singapore Anti-Narcotics Association's Gold Medal of Honour.
He holds a law degree (LLB Honours) from the then University of Singapore. He was admitted as an Advocate & Solicitor in Singapore in 1967.
His character can best be described as one of a thinker and a strategist – forceful, discerning, relentless, a believer for discipline. Yet, beneath the disciplined countenance, the refined charm and flair of his – has always managed to exude itself effortlessly, portraying a façade of tensile strength matching with a cast of geniality. Although a figure of high eminence and repute in the Malaysian society, the sense of nonchalance on his gentry has long been admired and appreciated by many.
Born in a family of seven boys and three girls in 1935, General Hashim is the second youngest in the family. At the youthful age of 18, he has already begun crafting a career in the military service. It was there, that he made his mark swiftly and commendably.
General Hashim was first commissioned in the Royal Malay Regiment in December 1956 after attending a series of Military Officer Cadet Courses both in Malaysia and overseas. On commissioning, he was posted to the 3rd Battalion – The Royal Malay Regiment in 1957.
During his career in the Malaysian Army, he commanded the 5th Battalion of The Royal Malay Regiment – then operating in Sarawak. Other staff appointments followed and after attending several military courses – he was given the command of the Rejang Area Security Command (RASCOM) in Sarawak – responsible for the restoration and maintenance of peace and stability in the region. As the Security Forces Commander, RASCOM contributed towards the elimination of the 2nd Bureau North Kalimantan Communist Party in Sarawak.
He was appointed Chief of Staff in the Ministry of Defence in 1980 holding the rank of Major General after attending a course at the National Defence College in India.
In 1981, he assumed command of the 2nd Division stationed in Penang. As the General Officer Commanding of the Division, he worked closely with the 4th Royal Thai Army along the Malaysia/Thai border with the task of eliminating the elements of the Malayan Communist Party that operated along the border region. In this respect – he was also the Co-Chairman of the Regional Border Committee Malaysia/Thailand and contributed towards the complete elimination of the Malayan Communist Party both along the border regions and in Peninsular Malaysia.
After a tour of duty as the Deputy Chief of the Army in 1983, he was appointed the Chief of Army in November 1985. During this period, he initiated the re-organisation and modernization of the Army.
Two years later – in October 1987, General Hashim was assigned to the highest standing in the service – a highly honoured and an unquestionably compelling post of the Chief of Defence Forces – responsible directly for defence of the country and development of the Malaysian Armed Forces. He was a member of various Defence and Security related Committees which were then chaired by the Right Honourable Prime Minister of Malaysia.
General Hashim was one of the three signatories of the Surrender Agreement between the Government of Malaysia and The Malayan Communist Party whereby the Malayan Communist Party agreed to lay down their arms and disband the party’s military apparatus. Following 38 years of distinguished service, he retired in April 1992.
Still, General Hashim’s involvement is hardly fettered by the military circle, in actuality his work and philosophy extends way beyond the border of a battlefield. In pursuit of scholarly achievement – General Hashim attended the Harvard Business School where he acquired a Diploma in Advanced Management Programme prior to his retirement.
His contribution to the trade and commerce industry is no less significant. Weaving through a vast tapestry of significant accomplishments, organizing experience and sporting passion, it really came as no surprise to the community when he was offered by the Government of Malaysia – after his retirement from the Malaysian Armed Forces - to spearhead the Kuala Lumpur 98 – XVI Commonwealth Games - an international sporting event which was staged from 11 – 21 September 1998 which took more than 4 years to prepare. It was declared the “Best Games Ever” by the Commonwealth Games Federation.
General Hashim proved his strong leadership and management credibility – this time in the corporate sector. He is currently the Chairman of two (2) public listed companies namely:- Ajinomoto (Malaysia) Berhad which primary business are in the manufacturing industry and Datasonic Group Berhad is involved in the provision of ICT solutions including the smart card personalisation (such as secure ID or chip-based credit / debit / bank cards), customisation of software and hardware solutions, project management, consultancy, R&D and technical consultancy services.
General Hashim is also Chairman of National Aerospace & Defence Industries Sdn Bhd which is an investment holding company involved in various aerospace and defence related industries. He was recently appointed as Chairman of Fusang Exchange Ltd – a company incorporated in Labuan specializing in exchange market business.
He also sits on the Board of Directors of the Institute of Strategic and International Studies (ISIS) – a Malaysia Think Tank responsible for formulating policies and conducting research for national and international issues.
He is currently the Chairman of The Regional Committee of Glutamate Science Southeast Asia/South Asia (“RCGS”). The member countries are Malaysia, Singapore, Cambodia, Thailand, Indonesia, Philippines, Vietnam, Bangladesh and India.
General Hashim is also the President of Gagasan Mantan Panglima (The Chiefs’ Circle) which was formed in April 2007 and officially registered with the Registrar of Societies on 21 October 2014. This organization comprised of former Chief of Defence Forces, Chief of Army, Navy and Airforce. The purpose of this grouping is to promote esprit-de-corps amongst former Chiefs and contribute one way or the other to the Malaysian Armed Forces as well as maintaining an on-going relationship with former Chiefs of the ASEAN Armed Forces to promote peace and harmony within the ASEAN region.
General Hashim was conferred an Honorary Doctorate by the University of Salford – United Kingdom on 14 January 1999 and The National Defence University of Malaysia in 2012. In 2018, General Hashim was inducted into the Olympic Council of Malaysia Hall of Fame for his contributions in the sports arena particularly in staging the “Best Games Ever” – The Kuala Lumpur – XVI Commonwealth Games in 1998.
General Hashim, in his school days was a school representative in hockey, badminton and water polo and is still an ardent sportsman at heart and spirit to this very day. He is a very keen golfer.
General Hashim is married to Puan Sri Majmin Dato Yahya and together they had three children. They are blessed with five grandchildren.
Deniz is an internationally recognised leader in the banking and fintech industries bringing new digital banking experiences globally. He built a licensed bank in Hong Kong on an entire smart contract structure.
Mox Bank is one of the first smart contract-based and fully cloud-native banks globally. Before founding Mox Bank, he worked for Standard Chartered Group in Singapore and Hong Kong in various global head roles.
With more than 20 years of banking and fintech experience, he runs a London-based angel investing platform - PlatformXIT. He focuses on De-FI, Fintechs, BaaS, Wealth Tech, RegTech, Vision AI and blockchain technologies. He is a board director in Colendi, London based new generation of BaaS and Strategic Advisor to Spintop, a blockchain GameFi Ecosystem. Previously, Deniz also served BBVA Garanti, HSBC and QNB Finansbank.
Benjamin Quinlan is the CEO and Managing Partner of Quinlan & Associates. He is the former Chairman of the FinTech Association of Hong Kong and currently Chairs the Innovation & Technology Committee Australian Chamber of Commerce.
Benjamin is an Adjunct Professor at the AIT School of Management, a Conference Ambassador for the Hong Kong Tourism Board, sits on the Advisory Committee for Hong Kong Science and Technology Park’s Technology Validation Initiative, is a member of the Asian Financial Forum Steering Committee for the Hong Kong Trade and Development Council, and sits on the Finance & Treasury Committee at the Hong Kong General Chamber of Commerce. He is also the Chairman of krip and Divit, a Board Advisor at Fusang, a Senior Advisor at a number of leading startups, a Mentor for PingAn’s Cloud Accelerator, a Guest Contributor for eFinancialCareers and Regulation Asia, and has been recognised as one Asia’s leading FinTech influencers.
Benjamin has an extensive track record advising many of the world’s leading multinational companies, financial services organisations, SMEs, and start-ups on a variety of high-profile strategic engagements. He is quoted extensively in the global financial press and is frequently interviewed by leading media outlets, including the Wall Street Journal, TIME, Bloomberg, CNBC, and Reuters. He is also a regular keynote speaker at leading financial services industry conferences across the world.
Prior to founding Quinlan & Associates, Benjamin was the Head of Strategy for Deutsche Bank AG’s Equities business in Asia Pacific and its Investment Bank in Greater China, and sat on a number of the bank’s global and regional executive committees. Prior to Deutsche Bank, Benjamin worked as a Management Consultant at Oliver Wyman in the firm’s Corporate & Institutional Banking practice and was widely regarded as one of Oliver Wyman’s global subject matter experts in investment banking and capital markets.
Before joining Oliver Wyman, Benjamin worked at UBS AG in the bank’s Asia Pacific Client Coverage and Group Strategy departments. He began his career in M&A and Capital Markets Advisory at PwC in Sydney.
Benjamin holds a Bachelor of Commerce / Bachelor of Laws (Honours) and a First-Class Honours Degree in Economics (on scholarship) from Macquarie University, Sydney.
Ilham is the chairman of PT. Ilthabi Rekatama, a private investment company in Indonesia, which he founded in 1991. Through Ilthabi, he has invested into companies in the fields of oil and gas, energy, mining, manufacturing, aerospace, ICT, property, financial services and others.
He is also the Chairman of PT. Visi Media Asia tbk (VIVA); an Indonesian Media Conglomerate (www.vivagroup.co.id), Commissioner at PT. Nusa Halmahera Mineral; a gold mining company at Halmahera – Indonesia (www.nhm.co.id), and Commissioner at PT. Ayoconnect Teknologi Indonesia; an open finance platform company (www.ayoconnect.id).
Ilham recently became the Chairman of PT. Malacca Trust Wuwungan Insurance, Tbk – a general insurance company in Indonesia (https://www.mtwi.co.id).
Ilham’s earlier professional background is with aerospace companies (IPTN, Indonesia; Boeing, USA). Before that he was a Lecturer and Researcher at the Institute for Fluid Mechanics at the Technical University of Munich (TUM), Germany.
Ilham is also a co-founder of the International University Liaison Indonesia (IULI - www.iuli.ac.id) and is the Chairman of the Board of Trustees of IULI. He is also a co-founder and Chairman of Board of Trustees of the Habibie Center (www.habibiecenter.or.id), a NGO and Foundation.
He is also currently heading WANTIKNAS, the National ICT Council of Indonesia as its Chief Executive. This is a government advisory body which has cross sectoral participation (www.wantiknas.go.id).
His other current organisational activities include heading the International Chamber of Commerce Indonesia (www.iccindonesia.org) and the Indonesian Muslim Entrepreneur Association (www.ismi.id), and being responsible as a head of the Agency for Research and Technology at the Indonesian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (www.kadin.or.id). At the end of year 2021, Ilham was elected as vice chairman of The Institution of Engineers Indonesia (http://www.pii.or.id). In August 2022, Ilham became Vice Chairman of Yayasan Visi Indonesia Raya Emisi Nol Bersih (Viriya ENB), an Indonesian-led climate foundation that supports Indonesia to achieve net-zero emissions, climate resilience and equitable prosperity before midcentury, inline with the 2045 Golden Indonesia Vision (https://viriyaenb.org).
He holds a Doktor-Ingenieur (PhD) in Aeronautical Engineering from the Technical University of Munich, Germany, and a MBA from the University of Chicago, USA.
Mohammad Ridzuan Abdul Aziz (Ridzuan) has over 20 years of commercially–driven regulatory, compliance and technology experiences in Asia-Pacific. He is currently the Malaysia Country Director and Head of ASEAN Business for WorldRemit, and on the board of KAF Investment Bank, AKRU robo-advisory and Ethis Global Ventures.
He is also the current president of the Fintech Association of Malaysia where among others, focuses on raising Malaysia’s unique combined values of mature on-shore eco-system, nimble Labuan mid-shore framework and wealth of depth & breath from Islamic Digital Economy - for inbound, passthrough and outbound stakeholders.
Ridzuan is one of the advisors for the Labuan Financial Services Authority, Asia Pacific University, Taylor’s University Business School, Quest International University and Policy Streets.In 2013 and 2016, Ridzuan founded regulatory technology advisory firms - RHT Compliance Solutions and CS Technology Solutions Sdn Bhd, respectively. In 2017, Ridzuan was the CEO of Sedania As Salam Capital Sdn Bhd.
He was a regulator with the Kuala Lumpur Stock Exchange (1998) during the Asia financial crisis, the Securities Commission ((2001) and then redeployed to a joint task force between the Securities Commission and Bank Negara Malaysia during the formation of the investment bank concept (2002).
Ridzuan graduated from University of Wales, Aberyswyth (1997) with BSc Economics, majoring in Accounting and Finance. He obtained his MBA, specializing in Management Information System from the International Islamic University Malaysia (2005).