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Mr. Syed Musheer Ahmed
Lecturer (Part-time)
Founder & Managing Director
Finstep Asia

Musheer has over 16 years of extensive experience in financial services and technology, including a decade as a global markets’ trader, and a management consultant following his MBA from University of Hong Kong and London Business School. Since 2016, Musheer has contributed extensively to building the Fintech ecosystem in Asia, particularly as the co-founder of the FinTech Association of Hong Kong, having led the Association as its inaugural General Manager from 2017 to 2019. Additionally, he is on several advisory boards and a mentor/advisor to major Blockchain and Fintech startups.

Over the last few years, he has been working closely with the Fintech industry in developing frameworks and growing the digital ecosystem in Hong Kong and APAC, including for the development of the Fintech regulations and policy. He has worked closely with several regulators, government bodies and CXOs of financial institutions across Asia on fintech, blockchain and digital economy, while providing advisory services and workshops to regulators in Hong Kong and across Asia on Fintech and Digital Assets’ policy. He has authored several articles and white papers on different subjects of Fintech, Blockchain and Capital Markets.

He is currently an external consultant with the Bank of International Settlements – Innovation Hub, Hong Kong Centre responsible for projects on Green Finance and SME Finance using Distributed Ledger Technology. He is also an advisor to Stellar Development Foundation for Asia, leading their engagement with businesses and policy makers in the region, including on discussions for the use of Open Blockchain for CBDCs. He has regularly engaged with a host of regional and national regulators and policy makers in Asia, on Fintech and crypto policy and has a strong understanding of use and development of CBDCs in the region.

He was the global startup ambassador for Tokyo Metropolitan Government for year 2021 and is the co-founder of IndiaTech Hong Kong, a platform for bridging India and China Greater Bay Area. He is also the cofounder of the London Business School Founders & Investors Alumni Club and on the board of the LBS Hong Kong Alumni club.

Musheer is passionate about Fintech education and has been a regular guest lecturer on the topics of Fintech, Digital Banking, Investment Management, Blockchain, Artificial Intelligence at University of Hong Kong, HKUST, HKU Space, CUHK, PolyU, CityU, Baptist University, National University of Singapore, Asia Institute of Management, National Institute of Technology, India among others. He is a regular contributor and author of articles on Fintech, Digital Banking, Blockchain and Investment Banking and been quoted in various media channels, including on CNBC, Bloomberg, SCMP, IFLR, CGTN, Financial Times, Asian Investor, MEDICI, Economic Times, S&P Global etc., He has been a Keynote and speaker at 100+ events, including Singapore Fintech Festival, Hong Kong Fintech Week, London Fintech Week, India Fintech Festival, Money 20/20, Seamless Asia, Rise Conference, Economic Times Asian Leaders Conclave, China Fintech Summit, Virtual Fintech Forum and Qatar Fintech Summit.

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