ACA • Asia Crypto Alliance

About ACA

The Alliance is a membership-driven body focused on ideating with regional policymakers to create a responsible regulatory architecture that promotes Crypto’s role in the economy.

The Alliance is also a collaborative environment where constructive dialogue is engendered among market participants, civil society and government agencies to ensure that the positive effects of the Crypto eco-system can be fully realized.

The mission is driven by two passionate Asian financial sector veterans who are big believers of the technology underpinning a digital economic structure. Crypto is one of the many pillars in a digital economy that promotes the inalienable individual right to financial services.




Su Yen Chia • Asia Crypto Alliance

Su Yen Chia

Singapore Office
Su Yen is responsible for working with regulators and policymakers to craft a sustainable regulatory eco-system for the Asia Crypto industry. She also serves as the spokesperson for the Alliance’s membership body.

The Alliance is tasked by its membership to professionalize the Asia crypto industry to be a responsible stakeholder in the financial sector.

Previously Su Yen was attached to Euroclear Bank where she performed various roles culminating in her appointment as Deputy CEO and authorized bank officer for the HK Branch.

Su Yen was the Head of Government Relations, Asia Pacific, for Barclays Bank and Vice-President of Public Policy for Credit Suisse AG; both roles were Singapore based. She also served a short stint as ISDA’s Asia Head of Public Policy.

Su Yen began her career with JP Morgan Chase in New York City and was attached to the United Nations Development Program in the UN Headquarters working on various projects related to the UN Millennium Development Goals.

A graduate of Columbia University School of International and Public Affairs, Su Yen is a Sasakawa Fellow and a grant recipient of the Weatherhead East Asian Institute. A published author on Southeast Asia geo-political issues, Su Yen is conversant in Bahasa (both Malaysian and Indonesian) and speaks fluent English and Cantonese.

Vivien Khoo • Asia Crypto Alliance

Vivien Khoo

Hong Kong Office
Vivien works with the executive team to set strategy and direction for the Alliance to advocate and promote industry members’ reputation in developing sustainable growth for the Asia Crypto industry.

Vivien is instrumental in identifying and building relationships with key stakeholders. This includes industry players and relevant regulatory authorities/government policymakers.

Vivien is also the CEO and founder of Digital Boutique Ltd, and is a Senior Advisor to a number of digital exchanges including serving as Board Advisor for Fusang.

Vivien served as the Chief Operating Officer and Interim CEO at BitMEX, where she played a key role in transforming the company while navigating through a complex evolving regulatory landscape. Vivien was a member of BitMEX’s Executive Committee.

Prior to BitMEX, Vivien spent nearly two decades in Goldman Sachs where she was a Managing Director overseeing Compliance in Asia Ex-Japan. and on Goldman Sachs Asia Bank‘s Management Committee, as well as a number of other compliance and business committees. Vivien also spent time as a regulator at the HK Securities and Futures Commission in the Corporate Finance Division.

An ardent sponsor of female leadership, Vivien founded the “Digital Female Leadership Network” to inspire and support women interested in forging a career in the digital industry. Her focus is on helping women to grow professionally and personally, develop their leadership, entrepreneurial and investor skills.

Honorary Treasurer

Paul McSheaffrey • Asia Crypto Alliance

Paul McSheaffrey

Hong Kong Office
Paul has 17 years experience in Hong Kong serving a wide range of financial institutions, having previously worked for KPMG in the UK for eight years. He is professionally accredited by FCA, (ICAEW) and FCPA, (HKICPA).

Paul has worked with a range of clients in Hong Kong and across Asia providing audit and advisory services. Paul’s background is in serving institutions in retail/commercial banking, private wealth management and investment banking with a particular focus on international groups’ operations in Asia. Since 2020 Paul has been leading the efforts of KPMG Hong Kong in the virtual assets sector and he is the lead partner for a number of our leading clients in this sector. Paul has strong connections within the KPMG network of teams serving virtual asset companies across the globe and sits on the Global Asset Management working group on virtual assets and on the Global Audit Methodology Group for virtual assets.

Paul oversees relationships across his clients with a personal passion on advising clients in the areas of risk management, regulatory compliance and financial reporting.  Paul is KPMG’s lead on the HKMA account regularly engages with regulators, principally the HKMA, sharing views on industry and client matters. Paul is Treasurer of the British Chamber of Commerce and a member of the Private Wealth Management Association Accreditation and Examination Committee.