John Ho

Head of Legal, Financial Markets
Standard Chartered Bank

John Ho is the Global Head of Legal, Financial Markets for Standard Chartered Bank (“SCB”), overseeing and providing legal advisory, transactional and documentation support for Financial Markets business globally.  He is a member of the FIA Asia Regional Advisory Board and the co-chair of the ISDA South East Asia Legal and Regulatory Committee and the ISDA Asia Pacific ESG Working group. John has also supported digitisation in SCB and adoption of new or innovative technology initiatives such as blockchain, distributed ledger technology and smart contracts.

John is a mentor for the UK FCA Sustainability TechSprint, FCA Digital Sandbox, R3 and LongHash, both global incubator networks which provide a full range of support for start-ups working on blockchain or distributed ledger-related projects. He also co-authored the World Economic Forum’s Digital Currency Governance Consortium 2021 Whitepaper.

Before joining SCB, John worked at Bear Stearns and Lehman Brothers.  John is qualified as an advocate and solicitor in Singapore, and he received his law degree from the National University of Singapore.