Jay Sala

Jay has 25 years of experience in banking, asset management and professional services across Asia and has been based in Hong Kong since 2000.

Jay was previously a Managing Director at J.P. Morgan where he held Chief Financial Officer and Head of Strategy & Business Development roles across the Investment Bank, the Private Bank and Asset Management.

Jay also previously held senior positions in the Financial services practices of global strategy consulting firms, The Boston Consulting Group (BCG) and A.T. Kearney (ATK).

Jay has worked across Banking (Investment Banking & Markets, Corporate Banking, Private Banking, Retail Banking, Credit Cards), Asset Management (Retail, Institutional, Alternatives) and Insurance (Life, Non-life, Investment-linked) as well as the rapidly evolving FinTech and innovation space.

Jay’s expertise includes portfolio, business & client segment strategies; M&A, Joint Ventures and partnerships; market entry; and merger integration. Jay is also active in FinTech and Venture; he is a Speaker at regional conferences and is on the Board of Advisors and an Investor at Venture Capital firms and promising start- ups. He maintains a strong network of global and Asian financial institutions, Asian conglomerates, sovereign institutions, family offices, private equity and venture capital firms.

Jay has worked across Asia (China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Japan, Korea, India, Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, the Philippines, Vietnam, Australia) and was previously based in the U.S. (San Francisco, Chicago).

Jay has an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management and a BA in Economics from Pomona College. He is a Fellow with the Hong Kong Institute of Directors (HKIoD) and has Certificates in Listed Company Direction and the Role of an Independent Non-Executive Director.