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RHTLaw Asia is proud to bring you the third instalment in the series of Blockchain themed webinars, which are industry focused and tailored to address the various issues surrounding this emergent technology.
Blockchain technology has been touted as a game-changer in the real estate industry. Its transformative impact comes in the form of more efficient, transparent and secure transactions, as well as the development of a wider blockchain ecosystem that spans government services, utilities and telecommunications. Tokenisation and fractional ownership also makes easier and wider access of investments in the industry possible.
Reserve your seat at this fireside chat with speakers from RHTLaw Asia LLP and special guests from Securitize, ecxx.com, and REIT AsiaPac Media as they discuss:
This webinar is brought to you in collaboration with Securitize, ecxx.com, and REIT AsiaPac Media.
Meet Our Moderator
|Aaron Lee |
|Aaron Lee is a law graduate of the National University of Singapore and has 20 years’ experience in international and business law, policy-making and government relations, in both the civil service and financial institutions. His career included 14 years in governance and regulatory compliance (including responsibility for the Asia-Pacific region) for European banks in Singapore. He has been appointed expert witness in a number of court cases involving banks and financial crime. Since 2017, he has advised fintech companies in the payments services sector.|
Meet Our Speakers
Country Head, Japan
|Eiji Kobayashi is Country Head, Japan of Securitize Japan K.K., the leading global platform for issuing digital securities. Eiji has a background in investment banking, payment, and country leadership roles with over 30 years experience. Prior to Securitize, Eiji worked at Investment Banking Division of Merrill Lynch Capital Markets and Goldman Sachs in New York, Lehman Brothers, Deutsche Bank, and Japan market lead roles at American Express Commercial Card Division, Western Union and an European insurtech start-up. Eiji has an A.B. degree in Mathematical Economics from Brown University and M.B.A from the University of Chicago.|
|Jacqueline Kwok |
Director of Strategic Partnerships
|Jacqueline Kwok (‘JK’) spent the bulk of her career in private equity with a focus on fundraising and growth equity investments within TMT, manufacturing, and consumer industries in China. JK managed international market expansion for a Rocket Internet-backed startup, which took her from Berlin to Chicago. After investing in crypto assets during her tenure in VMWare’s Networking and Security team, she has focused all her efforts within the blockchain/crypto space working for a custody startup. She has an MBA from INSEAD, and started her career at the KPMG Hong Kong Office.|
Chief Executive Officer
|Branson is currently running a digital asset exchange, ecxx.com, the first exchange in Singapore to connect to the national registry, MyInfo for quick onboarding. ecxx.com recently acquired approval from MAS to operate a digital securities exchange in the fintech sandbox express under RMO regime. In 2018, Branson co-founded and successfully launched an ICO that went on to raise USD 10m. He has over 15 years of experience working and leading teams in business information and technology companies like Gartner, LinkedIn, Sun Microsystems and so on spanning across regions in Asia. Passionate in blockchain technology, he has conducted and taught blockchain courses for private bankers, management associates, branch managers in UOB, People’s Association, Singapore Polytechnic, Nanyang Business School, Standard Chartered and other financial institutions. Branson also wears multiple hats serving on the Executive Committee for Singapore Fintech Association as well as a founding member of the Blockchain Association of Singapore.|
|Noel Neo, CFA|
REIT AsiaPac Media
Co-Founder and CFO,
K Hotel Group
|Noel is co-founder of REIT AsiaPac Media, an industry-led media and corporate access initiative. REIT AsiaPac looks to leverage technology to deliver market leading updates, analysis, insights and connections.He is concurrently co-founder and CFO at K Hotel Group – Singapore’s leading budget hospitality operator. K Hotel continues to be profitable and in expansion mode despite the severity of the COVID-19 downturn.Noel runs the investment management arm of K Hotel Group – which focuses on value add budget hospitality projects, as well as a family office investing in REITs, developers and real estate projects across Asia Pacific.|
|Sandra Han’s main area of practice is real estate transactions. Her focus now includes purchases of residential, commercial and industrial properties, and loan transactions. In addition, she handles the sale of residential, commercial and industrial properties, including acting for developers in the sale of properties under construction, and the sale and leaseback of industrial properties to real estate investment trusts. Besides being familiar with Singapore permanent residence applications under the Global Investor Program, wills, probate and administration matters, Sandra also advises, negotiates, and drafts tenancies and leases for residential, commercial and industrial properties.|