27 August 2018: InfoCorp Foundation welcomes its new advisor, Dr. Pei Sai Fan

With nearly 40 years experience in banking and finance, Dr. Pei has breadth and depth of expertise spanning commercial banking, investment banking and capital markets, central banking and financial regulation and supervision.

Dr. Pei’s last held position in a banking group was Senior Vice President and Head of Capital Markets. After 20 years in commercial and investment banking, he joined The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS, central bank and integrated financial regulator in Singapore). In his 14 years there, Dr. Pei served in several capacities, first as Director of Banking Department, supervising banks’ investment banking, capital markets, and treasury and derivatives activities. He was subsequently appointed Director of the newly established MAS Academy which provides professional and leadership training, research and knowledge management for MAS staff, and capacity building and technical assistance programmes for the central bankers and financial regulators from regional countries. Dr Pei was also President of the National University of Singapore (NUS) Alumni Association of Financial Engineers and Associate Professor of Quantitative Finance at the Lee Kong Chian School of Business in Singapore Management University (SMU).

He is now Adjunct Professor at NUS; SMU; Nanyang Technological University (NTU); Renmin University of China and Hong Kong Financial Services Institute. Dr. Pei is also Co-founder of Lee & Pei Finance Institute, senior consultant of RHT Compliance Solutions, Singapore, External Expert for the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences’ (CASS)’ Institute of Finance & Banking, Board Member and Adviser of Singapore Global Equity Exchange and an Early Investor and Mentor/Adviser for Fintech start-ups (e.g. adviser to Distributed Regtech Collaboration Platform (DRC), and mentor to incubator, LongHash).

Dr Pei holds a Doctor of Business Administration and a Master of Management Research from The University of Western Australia, a Master of Science in Financial Engineering from National University of Singapore, and a Bachelor of Commerce (majoring in Economics) with 1st class honours from Nanyang University, Singapore.

“I am very glad to be part of Sentinel Chain family, and to be with like-minded people who share the belief and passion to do good for the underserved and under-banked. There are many challenges facing the nascent token economy and the application of new technology such as blockchain, and the one close to my heart is the design of the governance structure of foundations and its related entities, and how the community can play a role in the governance and management of token economy, e.g. decentralized/distributed governance or autonomous governance with the use of smart contracts may be explored where appropriate. An appropriate governance structure in a new blockchain / token environment is critical in driving and ensuring the healthy and sustainable development of token economy, such as this meaningful project — Sentinel Chain.” Dr. Pei Sai Fan.
“The crypto industry is undergoing constant changes as foundation governance models are constantly evolving. It is important to bring the best practises from traditional governance to create a healthy convergence of governance model that is relevant for the crypto industry. Prof. Pei brings with him a wealth of governance experience from his days with the Monetary Authority of Singapore. We are fortunate to have his involvement and look forward to his guidance to assist InfoCorp Foundation in establishing the right governance model.” Roy Lai, CEO and Founder of InfoCorp Technologies and Chairman of InfoCorp Foundation.

About InfoCorp Foundation

InfoCorp Foundation Limited (IFL) is a Singapore-incorporated public company limited by guarantee, set up to provide affordable and secure financial services to the unbanked via the Sentinel Chain, a blockchain-based international marketplace for cross-border financial services and the world’s first platform to accept the use of livestock as collateral. Taking a unique approach to the last mile problem of financial inclusion, the Sentinel Chain model establishes livestock provenance through the creation of livestock insurance on blockchain — the registration of livestock provenance on blockchain provides the unbanked with a new opportunity: the real possibility of accepting livestock as ‘collateral’ for loans. Sentinel Chain is a project developed by InfoCorp Technologies.

About Sentinel Chain

Sentinel Chain is a blockchain-based international marketplace for cross-border financial services and the world’s first platform to accept the use of livestock as collateral. Taking a unique approach to the last mile problem of financial inclusion, the Sentinel Chain model establishes livestock provenance through the creation of livestock insurance on blockchain — the registration of livestock provenance on blockchain provides the unbanked with a new opportunity: the real possibility of accepting livestock as ‘collateral’ for loans. Sentinel Chain is a project by InfoCorp Technologies.

About InfoCorp Technologies

InfoCorp Technologies Pte. Ltd. is a fintech company that provides the infrastructure to accelerate financial inclusion to unbanked and underserved communities through the use of blockchain technology. It designs solutions for small bank consortiums in emerging countries to facilitate inter-bank transactions using distributed ledger technologies and provides consultancy services to clearing house and central banks on implementations and testing of real-time payment systems, and also to corporate clients on implementations and operations of distributed ledger technologies for production use. For more information:https://infocorp.io/

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