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Mr. George CHOU

Chief Fintech Officer, Hong Kong Monetary Authority

Mr George Chou is currently the Chief Fintech Officer of the Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA) with responsibilities for facilitating the healthy development of the fintech ecosystem in Hong Kong and promoting Hong Kong as a fintech hub in Asia. He joined the HKMA in 2009 and had since taken up different responsibilities including overseeing technology risk management of banks, and licensing and supervision of stored value facilities before being appointed as Chief Manager of the Financial Infrastructure Development Division in 2022. Prior to joining the HKMA, Mr Chou served various roles in the private sector of financial industry for over 10 years. Mr Chou holds a Bachelor of Computer Science and Engineering degree and a Master of Business System degree from the Monash University, and a Master of Management degree in Financial Management from the Macquarie University.