Professor Ken LO

Adjunct Assistant Professor, MSc in Financial Technology, Faculty of Engineering

Co-Founder and Chief Strategy Officer at HKbitEX


Ken Lo is the Co-founder & Chief Strategy Officer of HKbitEX. HKbitEX, headquartered in Hong Kong, builds a digital asset exchange serving professional investors with a virtual asset trading platform license (in application with HK Securities & Futures Commission) as the core, currently valued at USD 300m.

Prior to joining HKbitEX, Ken was one of the early founding members of ZA International (subsidiary to Zhong An Insurance, 6060.HK) where he held the position of Head of Strategic Partnerships. ZA International recently obtained Virtual Banking and Virtual Insurance licenses – the only financial institution achieved such hallmark in Hong Kong.

Ken has diverse experience within the financial industry with expertise in digital transformation and Fintech strategies towards banking, insurance and consulting spaces, including working at HSBC, McKinsey, Ernst and Young Advisory.

Ken is an active participant in the Fintech community, and currently serving as an adjunct assistant professor for the Master of Fintech Programme at the Chinese University of Hong Kong, and a guest lecturer at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology and the University of Hong Kong. He is the Executive Council Representative of Hong Kong LPF Association & Convener of the Fintech Committee and Vice Chairman of Hong Kong Youth FinTech Association. He also serves as a mentor for the Cyberport Start-up Incubation Programme, HKUST BBA programme and HKU MBA programme.

He graduated at HKUST Bachelor of Business Administration and obtained a Master of Finance (Investment Management) at HKUST.