Andrew Work, Managing Director, Head of Media Asia and Europe, Media Division at NexChange, has been appointed as High Commissioner for Hong Kong. High Commissioner Work represents Hong Kong in the Global Startup Committee of the Grand Assembly of the World Business Angels Investment Forum.
Andrew Work is the Asia-Pacific Head Content Strategist at NexChange, the social platform connecting the world to finance and innovation. Andrew is also the co-creator of the Fintech O2O brand and events. Mr Work stewards the content of the NexChange and Fintech O2O websites and events with a content team across Asia. Andrew has spoken on, hosted, and moderated panels at a wide range of business, finance, fintech, and innovation-related events around the world. These have included the Fintech O2O Global Summit, the World Bank/IMF SME Finance Forum, the World Business Angel Investment Forum, the Baring’s relaunch in Asia, Qualcomm’s 4G/5G Summit, RISE Hong Kong, the Canadian Crowdfunding Summit, Standard Chartered events, and many more. Mr Work founded the Hong Kong economic policy think tank and The Lion Rock Institute, where he remains an active board member. He is the former Executive Director of The Canadian Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong and has worked for The Economist, Penton Media, and on Parliament Hill with a senior cabinet minister in Ottawa. He has written extensively on public policy as it impinges on the growth of business and flourishing of technology. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree from McGill University and an MBA from the University of Victoria.