ConsenSys Sets Charles d’Haussy As Head Of Strategic Initiatives Hong Kong

Job Appointments | February 21, 2019 By:

Charles d’Haussy has joined US blockchain firm ConsenSys as its head of of strategic initiatives in Hong Kong. He joins from InvestHK, where he was the head of FinTech for two and a half years. During his tenure, he oversaw the government agency’s development of Hong Kong as an attractive FinTech hub for international businesses and investors.

“We are very pleased to have Charles join us and help us drive blockchain and Ethereum growth in Hong Kong,” said Joseph Lubin, founder of ConsenSys and co-creator of ethereum. “Hong Kong stands out for its continued legacy as a financial and trading hub strategically located in the heart of Asia, and as an important conduit to mainland China. With his considerable experience and familiarity of the local FinTech, enterprise and government sectors, Charles is a strong leader to helm our next wave of growth across Asia Pacific.”

d’Haussy steered the growth of the HK FinTech Week, reaching over 10,000 global attendees. In his new role with ConsenSys, d’Haussy will build market strategy and operations. ConsenSys Hong Kong will pursue a growth plan which includes the hiring of blockchain solutions architects and software developers.

With existing offices in Australia, Singapore, and the Philippines, ConsenSy is increasing its presence across APAC with the appointment in Hong Kong. Over the last year, ConsenSys has partnered with leading Hong Kong-based financial services organizations, such as Nippon Wealth Bank, in an MOU to explore the application of ConsenSys decentralized apps (Dapps) to develop new products and services.

ConsenSys also collaborated with Lane Crawford to test an ethereum blockchain solution to bring transparency to transactions during its annual Luxarity pop-up, the retailer’s social enterprise initiative.

“ConsenSys’ expertise in blockchain consulting and technical capabilities in enterprise solutions caters very well to the rising demand for emerging and financial technology in Hong Kong and across the wider Asia Pacific region,” said d’Haussy.