Experienced senior financial/ economic professional and deal maker with a strong knowledge of Blockchain, Ethereum, Bitcoin and related technologies.
Extensive experience with investment sales and international business development and a passion for emerging markets and emerging technology.
- Placed over $5 billion in investments in investment funds during career
- Sourced over $100 million in capital for a major private investment fund and participated in over $1 billion in GCC deals and investments
- Advised the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation - arranged, attended and staffed very senior level meetings between Bill Gates and business and government leaders in Saudi Arabia, worked with the Head of Middle East for the foundation (please note, opinions on digital money and economic issues are not that of the foundation)
- Hosted the Satoshi Roundtable private retreat, a gathering of 75 of the top leaders in blockchain technology
- Chairman and founder of the Dubai Bitcoin Conference
- angel investor in SpeechWorks (now publicly traded Nuance with $5bn market cap)
- angel investor in Bitcoin companies such as ShapeShift
- advisor to Factom, BTCS and other companies
- Speaker at the GCF Forum (with speakers including Bill Clinton, Tony Blair and Jeff Immelt), Tony Robbins Wealth Mastery (audience of 3000+), Texas Bitcoin Conference, ICM, Marcus Evans, Inside Bitcoins NY, North American Bitcoin Conference, MIT Enterprise Forum and many others