Chris has over 30 years’ experience as an investor and entrepreneur in Asia and Europe, including co-founding a medical diagnostic test distribution business and healthcare-focused investment strategy at Morningside Asia in Hong Kong, and as CEO of an internet-focused media and advertising company that he led from start-up to NASDAQ IPO.
Prior to co-founding Blok Developments with Alex and the team, Chris was President of Atlas City Global, a pioneering blockchain/ DLT core protocol, COO and Head of Europe for Janus Capital International, and Head of Distribution Initiatives for Janus Henderson Investors. Chris began his career in the U.S. with Bankers Trust Company, and then spent over 25 years in Asia investing in and starting companies.
Chris is an inquisitive follower of emerging technologies and understanding early on how they will impact and change the ways business is conducted. His passion for blockchain and distributed ledger comes from the understanding of how the technology will enable tremendous efficiencies for businesses and organisations and help individuals regain control of their personal data and online activities.
In addition to his experience starting and growing businesses, Chris is an advisor on blockchain/ DLT and its use in the delivery of local government services, including health care. He is also a Non-Executive Director of a London fintech company pioneering the use of machine learning to enable banks and other lenders to more effectively identify and lend to credit-worthy small and medium sized businesses.
Subject Matter Expertise:
- Fund management
- Healthcare – laboratories, hospitals, diagnostics and traditional medicines
Chris has invested and managed companies in the following industries:
- Financial Services
- Media and advertising
Chris is a US citizen and UK resident, and has built, managed and invested in businesses in the following countries:
- Hong Kong
- GCC – UAE, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Qatar, Oman
- UK & Europe
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