Barbara Meynert is a global connectivity strategist and founder of the World Business Chamber. Business and thought leader Barbara Meynert has executive expertise across a broad range of sectors. She has enjoyed an international career in merchant banking, commercial and regulatory institutions, and has held directorships in the corporate and non-profit sectors in Asia and Europe.
Ms Meynert is actively engaged in new digital technologies that are transforming the way we live, work, and socialize, and is a much sought-after speaker in that space. Through her venture building initiative, she is catalyzing business opportunities by unlocking the power of regulated digital currencies for global trade.
Ms Meynert serves on the Executive Council of the UN ESCAP Sustainable Business Network and was the founding chairman of the UN ESCAP Digital Economy Task Force. She is the founding chairman of World Business Chamber, Vice Chair of the Hong Kong-Asean Economic Cooperation Foundation, member of the Hong Kong Cyberport Advisory Panel and the FinTech Advisory Council of the Astana International Financial Centre, and Adjunct Professor at the University of Hong Kong.
She has had a long association with the Fung Group, initially as director of the Group companies and subsequently as senior advisor. She was a founding board director of the Fung Global Institute, the predecessor of the Asia Global Institute. Ms Meynert holds a BA from the University of Hong Kong and an MSc from the London School of Economics.