Jacob Wai

Chief Data Officer


Research Director, Asia Financial Risk Think Tank
Honorary Deputy Treasurer & Founding Fellow, WISDP
Committee, HKCSS VITAL
Former Chairman of HKCS Fintech Special Interest Group
Former Committee Member of HKCS BI Special Interest Group

Jacob has 20 years of experience in the IT industry, specialising in reporting & analytics solutions for companies across different industries from FSI to FMCG Retail with core focus in the Asian regions, with locations such as Australia, Beijing, Hong Kong, Tokyo, Seoul, Taipei and Singapore, but also experienced in global settings such as UK, US, Swiss and France.

Mr. Wai is currently a Chief Data Officer in a leading Fintech company in Hong Kong.
Formerly heading Data Governance for China CITIC Bank International, and prior to that, an Associate Director for Regional Trading Risk Analytics and Reporting IT for UBS AG and past roles includes global development lead for the VaR & PnL simulation aggregation and analytics system at HSBC, and heading the HK analytics consulting arm of Getronics HK.

Jacob received a Bachelor of Engineering (Computer Systems) from University of Technology, Sydney, a MBA from University of Wales, and a Master of Laws from University of Greenwich, and a Doctorate Candidate in Business Administration. In addition, he is a Certified Financial Risk Manager (GARP), Certified Management Accountant (Aus) and regularly addresses at events as keynote or panellist in various forums and is a columnist in various publications. He is also a visiting lecturer at Hong Kong Polytechnic University - Institute for Entrepreneur, CityU SCOPE and Hong Kong Institute of Bankers.