Simon Chang is a senior business and IT executive manager in international financial institutions since 1990. He is also a co-founder of a venture business providing crypto asset management platforms using Blockchain technologies.
As the Chief Information Officer for a large European bank in the APAC region, he ensures technology controls are in place to meet the regulator guidelines while improving the systems and infrastructure to meet the cross-border business expansion. Previously, he was the Chief Information Officer at Jefferies Financial Group in Hong Kong, in charge of the built-up in 2010, strategy planning, implementation, and afterward expansions in HK, Singapore, Japan, India, and China. He was also one of the founding members and Chief Information Officer at Knight Trading Group in Tokyo in 2000, and built partnerships with Osaka Stock Exchange/JASDAQ/NASDAQ/Nikko Securities to revamp the market-making business in Japan.
He helps financial institutions building corporate IT infrastructures, with domain knowledge in architecting transactional platforms for financial markets. In recent years, he is also actively involved in digital transformations, FinTech initiatives, Cybersecurity improvements, and Business Continuity Planning in the banking industry.