Professor Graham Leach

Professor Graham Leach

Professor Graham Leach

Certified Blockchain Strategist, Technologist & Educator

A seasoned consultant, educator and businessman with decades of experience in Executive Management, Operations, Finance, Business Development, Mergers and Acquisitions, Research & Development and Project Management, Graham has wide-ranging industry exposure that includes Banking, Insurance, Gaming, iGaming, Blockchain, Medical, Aerospace, Engineering, Textiles, AI, IoT, Big Data, Travel, Hospitality, Human Resources, Advertising, Media, Education, eCommerce, Pharmaceuticals,…

A seasoned consultant, educator and businessman with decades of experience in Executive Management,
Operations, Finance, Business Development, Mergers and Acquisitions, Research & Development and Project
Management, Graham has wide-ranging industry exposure that includes Banking, Insurance, Gaming, iGaming,
Blockchain, Medical, Aerospace, Engineering, Textiles, AI, IoT, Big Data, Travel, Hospitality, Human Resources,
Advertising, Media, Education, eCommerce, Pharmaceuticals, Energy, Aviation, Pets, Real Estate, Manufacturing,
Fashion and much more. He is proficient at working on international projects featuring highly distributed and multi-
cultural teams and is expert at deploying strategies designed to launch and/or expand business. Graham is an
Adjunct Professor at Gratia Christian College and also a Lecturer at Hong Kong Polytechnic University. He holds
dual Undergraduate Degrees (History of China & Computer Science) from Concordia University , an Advanced
Diploma in Strategic Management from the University of British Columbia, and an MBA from the University of
Liverpool. Professor Leach is the author of three books, hundreds of articles, and dozens of certifications, including
a Blockchain Technology Certification from IBM and a Blockchain Strategy Certificate from Oxford University.

Success Overview

Graham has worked in many different types of organizations. In terms of 3 rd sector experience, he has worked with
Agencies, Governments, Education, NPO and NGO including Concordia University, Hong Kong Polytechnic University,
The Government of Hong Kong, Science Park and InvestHK. With respect to commerce, Graham has worked for,
advised and provided strategic input to companies ranging from start-up to multi-national organizations. He has
mentored hundreds of startups as a University Professor, assisted mid-sized companies and worked with household
brands such as DD, Asten-Johnson, Bayer, Novell, Caldera, IATA, Human Potential, Talika, Compelite, MIOT, Brown
Capital Partners, Corsair Merchant Partners, Microsoft and IBM.

Blockchain

In early 2017 Professor Leach was enlisted by SingularityNET to be its ICO Business Strategy Lead. SingularityNET, an
AI+Blockchain startup, executed a record-setting ICO, raising USD36M in just over one minute. Today,
SingularityNET, along with its corporate sponsor, Hanson Robotics, is one of the highest-profile companies in the
world, and it recently released the first version of its promised deliverable. Since then, Graham has Mentored,
Advised , worked on or worked with dozens of blockchain-oriented projects including STORJ, DIFUON, TATATU,
VEVUE, 2CCOIN, OTF, ORBIIIT, HUOBI, IDCM and many others. He is an Ambassador for the Hong Kong Blockchain
Association, and he was recently appointed to a specialist sub-committee by the China Industry Blockchain
Association. Finally, Professor Leach was recently appointed the Blockchain Curriculum Lead at the School of Design
of PolyU, where he teaches at the Graduate and Undergraduate levels.

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