Cambridge University Appoints KoreConX Advisor & Former IBM Fintech Head as Alternative Finance Fellow

KoreConX announced on Monday that Keith Bear, one of its advisors, is now a Fellow at the Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance (CCAF), part of the Judge Business School at Cambridge University.

According to KoreConX, Bear has accumulated more than 35 years of expertise during his career focused on financial markets, business strategy and blockchain, which will serve him well in his new role. For over 20 years, Bear was known as “the face of the Financial Markets industry” at IBM by being responsible for the global strategy, development, and execution of the company’s business in the field. He worked with global clients on major transformation programs, including blockchain deployment with Exchanges, trade finance organizations, and banks. His work at Cambridge University will be focused primarily on blockchain, fintech, and alternative finance.

Speaking about Bear’s new role, Oscar Jofre, Co-Founder and CEO at KoreConX, stated:

“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.”

Bear went on to add:

“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.”

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