John Ho is the Head of Legal, Financial Markets for Standard Chartered Bank, overseeing and providing legal advisory, transactional and documentation support for Financial Markets business globally for Standard Chartered Bank. John is the co-chair of the ISDA’s South East Asia Legal and Regulatory Committee and has been involved in financial markets and regulatory reforms initiatives. John plays an active role in supporting digitisation and adoption of new or innovative technology initiatives such as blockchain, distributed ledger technology, and smart contracts. He is the chair of FIA Fintech and Digital Assets Study Group. He is a mentor of LongHash, a global incubator network which provides a full range of support for start-ups working on blockchain-related projects. He is qualified as an advocate and solicitor in Singapore.