Former Head Of IBM FinTech and Blockchain Startup (KoreConX) Advisor, Now a Fellow At Cambridge University

Former Head Of IBM FinTech and Blockchain Startup (KoreConX) Advisor, Now a Fellow At Cambridge University


Keith Bear which is one of KoreConX’s advisors is now a Fellow at the Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance (CCAF), a division of the Judge Business School at Cambridge University, based on a recent report.

35 years of Financial Industry Experience

As a recommendation for him, Mr. Bear has gotten over 35 years of experience during his career in financial markets, business strategy and blockchain, which will be of advantage to him in his new position.

Mr. Bear has served as the face of the financial markets industry at IBM for more than 20 years. He was responsible for the development of global strategy and carrying out the company’s business in the field.

He worked alongside global clients on major transformations programs, including the deployment of blockchain with exchanges, banks, and trade finance organisations.
However, at Cambridge University, his work will be on alternative finance and blockchain fintech.

The Co-founder and Chief Executive Officer at KoreConX, Oscar Jofre, while giving a statement said that:

“We are very grateful to have Mr Bear on our advisory board; he has been instrumental in our goal to revolutionize the private capital markets. Being appointed a Fellow in one of the most prestigious universities in the world only confirms once again the quality of our advisors, not only guiding us in our business strategy and approach but also directing the industry as a whole, educating and removing friction for innovation in the FinTech and alternative finance worlds.”

Also, while explaining his new role at Cambridge University, Mr. Bear stated that:

“My new role at Cambridge University’s Centre for Alternative Finance is focused on adoption and innovation around blockchain technologies and business models. I look forward to continuing my advisory role at KoreConX to help Oscar and team continue to develop the business, building on the insight that CCAF’s independent publicly available research will deliver.”