Rosanna Chan is an award winning economist who has spent over a decade working in developing and emerging markets, with projects totalling over $500 million dollars in over 30 countries. She has worked closely with startups, venture capital in India and Pakistan, as well as advising governments in policy and digital economic strategy (Doing Business, startup finance, eTrade, blockchain) during her tenure at the World Bank. She founded the World Bank Blockchain Working Group in Mar 2016, and have been involved in fintech and crypto since 2013.    Her work has been featured by NPR, the World Economic Forum, International Business Times and was early initiator of the UN global eCommerce initiative. Dr Chan’s recent publication is “Global Financial Institutions 2.0”  co-authored with Alyse Killeen of StillMark in the Handbook of Blockchain, Digital Finance, and Inclusion (Sept 2017 Elsevier) and upcoming contributor to Brookings Institute Annual Flagship Report, Foresight Africa 2018. She is the founder of Therefore, a boutique consultancy firm focusing on digital economic and finance, and, as well as siting on various advisory boards.  Currently building Time Exchange on the blockchain.

Dr Chan received her B.A in Political Science and B. Comm (Hons) in Economics from the University of Melbourne, and her MA and Ph.D in Economics at the University of Michigan.