Andrew Work is a world leading MC for business, finance and crypto events including work for the World Bank/IMF and the Hong Kong Monetary Authority. He has MCed the Global SME Finance Forum in Beijing, Berlin and Madrid, the Citi HK Fintech Challenge, and the Qatar Financial Centre Roadshow. He has starred as the lead MC for the World Business Angel Investor Forum in Istanbul and Antalya five times, introducing heads of state, business leaders and royalty. In crypto and blockchain, he has led Consensus Asia 2019 (the first Consensus outside NY), Block O2O Global Summit, Finnovasia 2016, and many more.He has introduced Hollywood stars Carrie Fisher, Ben Foster and Nicholas Young, crypto giants Mike Novogratz, ‘CZ’ of Binance, and Charles Hoskinson as well as sporting legends like F1’s Daniel Ricciardo.
He is a co-founder and Director of The Lion Rock Institute (est 2004), Hong Kong’s free market think tank Until November 2019, he was the Managing Director, Head of Media, Asia and Europe at NexChange Group, a digital asset merchant bank and venture platform. He now heads the Self Storage Association Asia as the Executive Director.
Andrew Work is the author of two in-depth reports on the People’s Bank of China’s central bank digital currency (CBDC), also referred to as the e-RMB, commissioned and published by Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom. He provides consultancy and speaks to banks on this issue.
He was the founder and Editor in Chief of the politics journal Harbour Times (est. 2014) and exited it in February 2021. This former Executive Director of The Canadian Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong worked for The Economist Group, Penton Media and on Parliament Hill with a senior Cabinet Minister in Ottawa. He holds a Bachelor of Science from McGill University and an MBA from the University of Victoria.