Kevin Pereira is currently the Managing Director covering Financial Services for Blu Artificial Intelligence, a consulting firm that specializes in Artificial Intelligence (AI), based in Hong Kong. Kevin has worked on consulting projects and is a major contributor to BLU’s knowledge base of AI applications in various industries. He is passionate about AI’s impact on society which includes topics like skillsets and job markets for the future and also the ethical considerations involved with AI. To this end, he has collaborated on articles and podcasts, and also spoke at numerous events and panels which have focused on the aforementioned topics. In addition, he has also delivered numerous AI workshops to members of innovation and strategy teams from a myriad of industries in multiple locations around the world.
Kevin grew up in Hong Kong, attended university in the US and began his career in Private Banking with Citi in New York. He started as an Analyst within Investments and later transitioned to the Relationship Management side as a Banker Associate on an Ultra High Net Worth team. Subsequently, Kevin moved back to Hong Kong to join Bank of New York Mellon’s Asset Management business, where he helped to start a new unit that specialized in products tailored to High Net Worth Individuals.
After going back to business school to pursue his MBA, Kevin joined a technology startup in Myanmar that was building internet infrastructure, inclusive of fiber optic, cell towers and data centers. In this role, he spent some of his time with the venture capital firm in Hong Kong and the rest on the ground with the portfolio company in Myanmar.
Kevin graduated cum laude with Bachelor of Science in Economics with concentrations in Finance, Management and Marketing from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. He also has an MBA from INSEAD.