Lesly Goh

Lesly Goh

Lesly Goh is a Senior Advisor, former World Bank Director and Chief Technology Officer.  She is a Fellow at Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance (CCAF) Judge Business School and Senior Fellow at National University of Singapore (NUS) Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy. Lesly is a Professor of Practice at ZheJiang International Business School (ZIBS).  She frequently gives lectures on Data Governance, FinTech and Digital Government Transformation. Her expertise is in leveraging Cloud technology to deliver agile solutions at scale for Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) at the intersection of technology and policy frameworks.  For almost 30 years, her experience on FinTech, RegTech, GovTech spans across both the private and public sectors.  Lesly’s experience covers a broad spectrum ranging from Capital Markets, Retail Banking, Commercial Banking, Asset Management, Development Banks and Financial Data Providers.  She has worked extensively on the practical application of Disruptive Technology such as Blockchain, AI and IoT.  
A few strategic initiatives where she applied Disruptive Technology to address Development challenges:

  1. Implementation of Bond issuance on Blockchain, which raised 110M AUD on Aug 23, 2018
  2. Artificial Intelligence (AI) for Famine – project was announced at the United Nation General Assembly on Sept 23, 2018

Her personal mission is to empower Women and Girls to achieve the highest potential with Technology as the Equalizer.  Here is her TEDxTalk and her story https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/leaving-microsoft-empower-women-change-world-lesly-goh/
She was featured in the GovInsider Report 2019: Women Leaders in Government https://govinsider.asia/data/lesly-goh-senior-technology-advisor-world-bank-women-in-govtech-special-report-2019/

Her blogs: https://blogs.worldbank.org/team/lesly-goh


Lesly Goh
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