Gui Silva has 18 years' experience in investment banking and has held a number of senior positions in his career, including Board Member of HSBC Spain and Portugal, Board Member HSBC Thailand, and Managing Director of HSBC Global Banking and Markets, Europe and Middle East.
He advises Venture Capital funds, invests in and mentors technology startups, and chairs the Chevening Finance Alumni network. Prior to investment banking, Gui worked for the United Nations and the Brazilian Government. He is also a trustee of the EDUCA Foundation, a UK-registered Charity which supports educational projects in Brazil.
Gui Silva holds a Master degree in Public Policy from the University of Oxford, a MSc in Finance and Banking from the University of Reading, and conducted his undergraduate studies at the Maastricht University, University of Lisbon and the University of Brasilia. He is a Lemann Fellow, a Chevening Scholar, and a Scholar of the Centre for European Studies.
His current research focuses on Blockchain and Cryptoasset regulations, particularly building a wider understanding on existing regulatory gaps and jurisdictional arbitrages, and on prospects for international regulatory cooperation and harmonisation. He leads the Centre's Working Group on Blockchain and Cryptoassets.