Executive Board

Mona El Isa


Co-founder and currently CEO of Melonport. Mona is a former star-trader at Goldman Sachs, promoted to Vice President by the age of 26 and made the “top 30 under 30” list in Trader Magazine in 2008 and Forbes Magazine in 2011 after profitably trading the 2008 and 2011 crashes.

Andreas Glarner

Vice President

Dr. Andreas Glarner is partner at the innovative law firm MME in Zurich, Switzerland. He works with international companies in the technology, industrial and internet sectors. He specializes in the fields of intellectual property, unfair competition, advertising law, licensing and distribution, as well as information technology and data protection.

Hansjoerg Hettich

Executive Director

Hansjoerg brings 12 years experience in the alternative investment space. He worked for Man Investments in London and Switzerland and as a hedge fund structurer at LGT Capital Partners.He is a Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst (CAIA) and is passionate about the potential of the blockchain technology.

Raphael Haldner

As Head of Funds and Capital Markets at Bank Frick, Raphael Haldner is responsible for product development, funds and issuing services and works on innovative blockchain banking solutions like crypto structuring.

Jacek Czarnecki

Blockchain, fintech and decentralized finance lawyer


Leadership Committee

Janos Berghorn

Head of Events

Janos joined KR1, a leading blockchain-focussed investment company, after studying Finance and Economics at Università Commerciale Luigi Bocconi and Maastricht University.

Alexander Lindgren

Legal Expert

Partner at boutique law firm Lindgren, Lindgren, Oehm & You LLP advising hedge funds, issuers, and developers in the blockchain sector

Julie Simon

Communications and research

Julie has been working as a policy researcher for the last 15 years, having worked at Nesta, the Young Foundation and the Social Market Foundation. She has specialised in social innovation, social entrepreneurship and public sector innovation, but has also worked on projects in fields including education, criminal justice, the third sector, local government, citizen engagement and democracy. In recent years she has become passionate about blockchain technology and its potential applications across society. Julie studied History at Cambridge University.

Keith Taylor

Head of Events

Keith Taylor comes from a cleared futures and options background. He started as short-term interest rates trader before being responsible for Trade Support and Risk functions. He is currently COO of Madeeba Ltd.


Advisory Board

Todd Ruppert


R. Todd Ruppert is the founder and CEO of Ruppert International, a firm with diversified interests globally in various fields including education, financial services, disruptive technologies, publishing, arts and entertainment, and strategy consulting.

Peter De Proft


Peter De Proft is the Director General of EFAMA (The European Fund and Asset Management Association), a position he took up in October 2007. Prior to his appointment with EFAMA, he was CEO at Fortis Investment Management Belgium (2004-2007).

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