Former strategy consultant recruited to blockchain platform Findora

01 October 2019 Consultancy.asia

Blockchain platform Findora has appointed former strategy & management consultant Joon Bhang to head up its North Asia operations.

Describing itself as a confidential network protocol that enables the seamless, secure, and fully compliant transfer and verification of financial assets, blockchain solutions provider Findora has announced the appointment of former management consultant Joon Bhang as its new Head of North Asia operations. Bhang crosses from Korean cryptocurrency exchange Korbit, prior to which he spent more than a dozen years at some of the world’s leading consultancies.

Since completing studies at Stanford University’s Graduate School of Business, Bhang kicked off his consulting career in the financial services practice of Boston Consulting Group, after three years joining fellow strategy and management firm A.T. Kearney, where he served as a principal and senior project manager during a five year stint. In 2008, Bhang was recruited to Marsh subsidiary Oliver Wyman, as head of the firm’s Seoul office for financial services.

More recently, Bhang has served for the past two years as the Executive Vice President of Korbit, South Korea’s second largest cryptocurrency exchange, prior to which he co-founded credit card analytics and marketing platform iLytics, where he was the CEO for close to four years. He also spent a year as Executive Vice President and Head of Global Business & Corporate Strategy at international Korean catering and food company CJ Foodville.

Joon Bhang, Head of North Asia, findora

“We are delighted to welcome Joon to our team as we continue to build momentum towards establishing a new global financial system that empowers users to control their own financial data, identity, and assets,” said Findora CEO Charles Lu, who helped to establish the firm last year. “As a fellow former Stanford alumni, Joon has the business acumen, technical expertise, and high-level vision to seamlessly transition onto our team, and make an instant impact.”

According to a press statement, the former strategy consultant will now be tasked with developing relationships with major financial institutions, corporations, and government bodies as Findora seeks to expands its footprint in South Korea, Japan, and North Asia, while also focusing on building partnerships with leading institutions in the FinTech industry and formulating the right service strategy and customisable business model for each partner.

“Findora is on a mission to transform the financial services industry by solving existing pain points, including inefficiencies, high costs, security vulnerabilities, and unequal access,” Bhang said of the firm’s aim to build a global, decentralised, financial infrastructure through cutting edge cryptography. “I’m excited to be at the cusp of such a nascent industry and look forward to cementing Findora’s central position in the fintech, financial services, and blockchain industry.”


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