Alex is the Founder & CEO of Upbit APAC Pte. Ltd. Upbit is the largest regulated digital asset exchange in the world operating in Singapore, Korea, Thailand and Indonesia. The company is now expanding into regulated futures exchange and various digital asset related businesses including NFT, BaaS and Travel Rule with VerifyVasp.
Prior to Upbit, Alex has had a successful leadership career with Naver Corp., the largest internet company in Korea where he led the search team for 5 years. After that he spent 5 years in Kakao, which became the largest mobile internet business in Korea. He served as the Director of Global Business and CEO of its Indonesia subsidiary. In that time, Kakao had explosive growth and expansion into the financial sector with its KakaoBank (fully licensed internet bank with +10M users) and KakaoPay (one of the biggest licensed payment business in Korea).
Before joining the internet business, Alex started his career as a management consultant with Arthur D. Little; with focus on telecom, internet, media, entertainment sector business strategy and M&A.
Alex graduated Seoul National Univ. business admin dept. and served in the 8th US Army.