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Christopher Aw

Next Gen, CIO, Single Family Office

Chris is an entrepreneur and investor focused on finance and technology. He is a government, family office, venture capital, and angel investor veteran who has built technology, consulting, and investing businesses.  He has a particular interest in renewable energy, water, waste management, food, and affordable housing.

He served in the United States Air Force in technology and intelligence fields both operationally and in research and development. He has worked at a US government think tank supporting the Under Secretary of Defense for Intelligence in a $20B per year investment vehicle evaluating technology investments across multiple disciplines.

Chris is on the board of Operation Snow Leopard which supports Afghanistan refugees as well as the advisory board of Veterans in Media and Entertainment supporting fellow veterans in the industry. He also volunteers and advises programs that support female entrepreneurs and investors including Beyond The Billion, the Cartier Women’s Initiative Awards, FYLI, and Women In Tech (WIT).

His education includes a BA in Business (Information Systems) from the University of Washington, an MS in Information Systems from Bowie State University, an MBA from the University of Maryland, and an Asset Management program at the University of Pennsylvania Wharton Business School.