Digital & Technology

Qraft Technologies Appoints Simon Lee as Managing Director of Business Development

Qraft Technologies, a prominent player in the invest-tech sector specializing in artificial intelligence (AI) solutions, has unveiled its latest strategic hire. Simon Lee, a seasoned financial services executive, is joining the company as the new Managing Director of Business Development for the Asia-Pacific (APAC) region. Lee will be stationed at Qraft's Hong Kong office, bringing a wealth of experience to the team.

With a robust background in exchange-traded funds (ETFs) and mutual funds, Lee has led sales campaigns, driven investment idea generation, played a pivotal role in product development, and excelled in marketing efforts. His extensive expertise extends to global presentations on asset allocation strategies. In his new role, Simon Lee will be instrumental in advancing Qraft's growth objectives in the APAC region and beyond, focusing on delivering cutting-edge AI-driven solutions to institutional clients and investors.

Reflecting on his appointment, Lee expressed his enthusiasm, saying, "My profound interest in AI and quantitative investing resonates with Qraft Technologies' position as a forward-thinking leader in the space on a global scale. I am excited to be part of the team to help drive and facilitate the adoption of Qraft’s AI-powered investment vehicles throughout the APAC region to support our institutional clients and investors."

Lee brings a remarkable 25 years of industry experience as a seasoned executive in the investment and financial technology sectors. Before joining Qraft, he held key roles at renowned asset management firms and fintech entities, including positions like Head of Institutional Business at CSOP Asset Management Limited in Hong Kong, Portfolio Manager at SAFE Investment Company Limited (Hong Kong branch of China’s Sovereign Wealth Fund), Head of Investment & Capital Markets at IMX in Shanghai, Vice President of Structured Products at Fubon Bank Hong Kong, Head of Investment Solutions at Asia’s leading digital wealth management company, AQUMON, and Senior Relationship Manager and Fund Application Specialist at Bloomberg L.P. in Hong Kong. Lee also holds a degree in Business Economics from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA).

Francis Oh, APAC CEO of Qraft, commented on Lee's appointment, stating, "Lee’s extensive experience and expertise aligns with Qraft’s mission to deliver cutting-edge solutions that empower investors and advisors alike. His appointment marks a pivotal moment for Qraft Technologies as we continue to expand our presence in the APAC region."

As Simon Lee takes on the role of Managing Director of Business Development for the APAC region, Qraft Technologies positions itself strategically to drive exponential growth, foster innovation, and reshape the investment landscape continually.