Head of Digital Assets, Trade & Working Capital
Standard Chartered Bank
Dr. Steven Hu is the Global Head of Digital Assets, Trade & Working Capital at Standard Chartered. In this role, he focuses on formulating the Digital Assets strategy for international businesses, driving strategic initiatives across digital currencies, asset tokenisation, as well as incubating new business models. He has been leading the initiative to explore the issuance of transferable tokens linked to trade finance assets, as part of Project Guardian. Steven is the Co-Chairman of Digital Currency sub-committee in Blockchain Association of Singapore, a Professional Council Member in Global Fintech Institute, an Advisory Council Member in Global Digital Finance. He has been in the advisory/working committees of several central banks, working on the designs of wholesale and general-purpose central bank digital currencies (CBDCs). Steven received his Ph.D. degree from the National University of Singapore. He holds several Fintech and technology patents and has published a few journal/conference papers and book chapters. He speaks regularly on the Future of Money & Assets in international conferences, such as Singapore Fintech Festival.