Professor David LEE Kuo Chuen, Visiting Fulbright Scholar (2015) at Stanford University and
Professor, Singapore University of Social Sciences
Co-Founder: BlockAsset Ventures, LeftCoast, Libai.io
Prof David LEE Kuo Chuen, founder of several entities including LeftCoast in Silicon Valley,
Libai.io for Chinese wealth management education, and BlockAsset for Fintech and Blockchain.
He was the Director of the Sim Kee Boon Institute for Financial Economics at the Singapore
Management University. He graduated with BSc, MSc and PhD from the London School of
Economics and Political Science in Econometrics. He was the Group Managing Director of OUE
and Auric Pacific. He founded and managed Ferrell hedge funds from 1998-2012 and was the
property developer for Ferrell Residences. He is also an independent director on several boards
including one of the world’s largest FinTech companies. He assisted regulators and investment
associations in several capacities including the design of the framework for risk and complexity of
investment products, allocation of research funding, launching of new investment products and
His operation and management experience include F&B, manufacturing, hospitality, hedge funds,
stockbroker, property management, property development, REITs, medical plastic components,
listing and de-listing of companies, start-ups and multinationals. He is the author/editor of the
American Library Association Outstanding Award Reference Book titled “Digital Currency” by
Elsevier. His latest two books entitled “Blockchain, Digital Finance and Inclusion” are published
by Elsevier with a new book on Inclusive Fintech on Blockchain, Cryptocurrency and ICO by
World Scientific to be launched in 2018.
His current interest is in decentralised technology for financial inclusion.