Alan Lau

Chief Business Officer at Animoca Brands

Alan Lau has a diverse work experience in various industries and roles. Alan is currently the Chief Business Officer at Animoca Brands, a leading Web3 company in digital entertainment, blockchain, gamification, and artificial intelligence. In this role, they oversee a portfolio of 300+ companies and leads M&A and Business Development.

Prior to that, Alan served as a Member of the Board of Directors at Tapestry, a role they started in 2023. Alan has also held positions at prestigious art institutions, including Co-Chair of the Asia Pacific Acquisition Committee at Tate, where they led the selection of Asia artworks for acquisition, and Co-Chair of the Asia Art Circle at the Guggenheim Museum.

Alan has also contributed to the art scene in Hong Kong as Vice Chairman of M+ at the West Kowloon Cultural District Authority, where they advised on strategy, audience engagement, and collection acquisition. Alan was also a Member of the Board of Directors at Para Site, Hong Kong's first independent non-profit contemporary art space, where they were responsible for strategy, fund-raising, and board governance.

In the insurance industry, Alan has been involved with several insurtech companies. Alan served as a Member of the Board of Directors at Qumata, an insurtech analytics company, where they led the evaluation for Tencent to invest in the company and provided strategic insights. Alan was also the Executive Chairman and later Chairman & CEO of WeSure, Tencent's Internet Insurance platform, where they achieved significant growth and recognition in the industry.

Additionally, Alan served as a Member of the Board of Directors at CLARK, one of Europe's largest insurtech platforms, where they contributed to the platform's success in serving over 400,000 customers.

Prior to their roles in insurtech, Alan was involved in the FinTech and Insurance division at Tencent, where they started a greenfield business in Internet Insurance and managed its daily operations.

Overall, Alan Lau has extensive experience in business development, strategy, and leadership roles, with a particular focus on the art and insurance industries.

Alan Lau attended St Joseph's College from 1986 to 1993. However, no specific degree or field of study was mentioned during this time. Following their studies at St Joseph's College, they went on to pursue a M.Eng degree in Engineering, Economics, and Management at the University of Oxford from 1993 to 1997.


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  • Chief Business Officer

    July, 2022 - present

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