Ms Clara Chan Executive Director (Monetary Management), Hong Kong Monetary Authority Ms Chan is responsible for the HKMA’s work on the maintenance of financial and monetary stability including the Linked Exchange Rate System, macro-financial surveillance, currency issuance, settlement, and regulation of stored value facilities and retail payment systems. Ms Chan also oversees the development of regulatory framework for stablecoins in Hong Kong, as well as the HKMA’s participation in international discussion on crypto asset-related policy work. Prior to the current role, Ms Chan was the Chief Investment Officer (Private Markets) leading the HKMA’s investment in such areas as private equity, real estate, infrastructure, technology, healthcare and credit. Before joining the HKMA, Ms Chan was a member of the Administrative Officer grade of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) Government responsible for subjects covering home affairs, transport, and financial services. She is also a barrister admitted by the High Court of the HKSAR. Ms Chan was on the global list of 40 under 40 named by the Private Equity International as well as the list of Asia’s 20 Influential Executives named by The Asia Investor in 2020, and received the Asia Industry Leadership Award of the 100 Women in Finance in 2016. She is currently the co-chair of the World Economic Forum Global Future Council on Responsible Investing, an advisor of the Global East Government Funds Roundtable, a Council member of Lingnan University and a member of the Board of Directors of Karen Leung Foundation. Ms Chan is an advocate for diversity and ESG awareness in the finance industry, and has been a frequent speaker on relevant topics.