Geoffrey is a long-time believer in building scalable and sustainable remote work culture and co-founded Reconneq as a tool to help others to do so. Geoffrey built the Identity division and product at Trusting Social, a startup focused on the unbanked and underbanked in India, Vietnam, Indonesia and Philippines. During COVID19, with a remote working team across 4 countries, he launched an eKYC product and scaled users from 0 to 4M a month. He is also the Founder and Chairman of volunteer network Choson Exchange. Over more than a decade, Geoffrey built the leading grassroots-led organization driving economic change in North Korea, training over 2000 North Koreans in entrepreneurship, economic policy and law and reaching more than 10,000 with their materials. In North Korea, his work exposed a generation of Koreans to international practices, and contributed to enterprise reform, Special Economic Zones establishment and legal reforms. He also led product development in the blockchain and AI space for financial inclusion. Geoffrey graduated from Yale University and the Wharton School and was an exchange student at Tsinghua University.
Education, Personal, and Fellowship
I graduated from the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, and Yale University. I am a big fan of the flexibility of remote work, work on financial inclusion and keen on emerging markets. I work in North Korea on entrepreneurship education and nearly died on one my flights out when it caught fire.
Geoffrey served his fellowship at Choson Exchange as a member of Class 21, under mentor John Y. Kim (Class 20), Managing Parter of Amasia.