Andras is an entrepreneur and digital currency technology expert. He has 20+ years of IT experience building robust, scalable systems. He started working with blockchains in 2013, including Bitcoin, Ripple, and Ethereum. After a successful exit from, he founded Tembusu Systems in late 2013. Andras is currently CTO of Yojee in Singapore, a distributed logistics platform making logistics more effective. Andras is a co-author of 'Handbook of Digital Currency'.

Andras Kristof

Technical Advisor

Bo Shen is the founding partner of Fenbushi Capital and Blockasset. He is also a veteran of the traditional financial industry, accumulating 12 years of senior management in brokerages, hedge funds and investment banks.

Bo Shen


David was founder of multiple companies including Left Coast, LiBai and Ferrell Group, and a founding investor in ZCash, Qtum, TenX, and various other blockchain companies and cryptocurrencies. He is also a Professor at the Singapore University of Social Sciences.

David Lee


Herb served as audit partner for 27 years with Deloitte prior to his mandatory retirement in May 2015, including as audit partner on SPDR Gold Trust (GLD), which at the time was the largest ETF in the world. He has in depth experience in areas including auditing, management consulting, due diligence, SEC filings, and IPO listing. Herb received his MBA from the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania and currently serves as Professor at St. John's University (NY).

Herbert Chain


Leadership Team

Robin is the former CFO of the World Gold Council and brings a wealth of knowledge and contacts about the gold market. He was the principal accounting officer for SPDR Gold Trust ('GLD'), the world’s largest gold fund, which held over US$30 billion in assets under management. His WGC experience includes supporting the launch of the world’s first exchange traded, wholesale kilo gold contract and introducing a gold savings program with ICBC which generated annual sales of $6.5 billion.

Robin Lee

CEO/CFO, Founder

Ridwan spent 7 years in AEON Group Malaysia in the retail and financial services industry. He is the former Head of Special Projects at AEON Credit Service (Malaysia) Bhd. Prior to AEON Credit, Ridwan was in the retail sector for AEON Co. (M) Bhd., where he worked in supply chain management and set up the project team for AEON's first retail store expansion into Indonesia. Ridwan is currently completing an Executive-MBA at Columbia Business School & London Business School.

Ridwan Abdullah

Head of Business Development/Co-Founder

Wykeen was previously VP at Bangkok Bank where he led their enterprise integration initiatives including E-Enabled Loan Origination, Mobile Banking, B2B Gateway, International Remittance, FX Trading and Credit Systems over a period of 8 years. Prior to Bangkok Bank, he was a software engineer at Digital Applications International Limited. He has a PhD in Computer Science from the University of Manchester where he completed his Master of Philosophy (MPhil) in Computer Science and received a 1st class in Bachelors of Science.

Wykeen Seet

Chief Technology Officer

Manuel was previously Head of Customer Marketing at the Royal Bank Scotland Group and Strategy Director at Wolff Olins PLC. His experiences include leading an award winning Vivo Brazil new-brand project and creating a $300m customer strategy that led to a brand reposition of NatWest. He has led various Fintech initiatives in London and Singapore and advised A*Star, the S$7 billion R&D arm of the Singaporean Government. He holds a MBA from the Kellogg Graduate School of Management.

Manuel Ho

Chief Marketing Officer

Roger is a strategy consultant, having worked at Bain and Deloitte. He also has experience working in the gold industry, having worked at the World Gold Council developing strategy and managing complex projects in London, Singapore and New York. This included supporting the launch of the world’s first exchange traded, wholesale kilo gold contract as well as providing support to the world’s largest gold fund, SPDR GLD. Roger has a First Class MA Hons in History from the University of Edinburgh.

Roger Ward

Corporate Development Director

Joshua has 20 years of operational experience. He was one of the pioneers that started up AirAsia BIG’s loyalty programme and prepaid cards, and was part of the team that setup the operations for AirAsia BIG in Malaysia and later expanded the business to Indonesia and Thailand. He was also Head of Operations at Rocket Internet, where he revamped operations for Zalora and Food Panda Malaysia, increasing productivity while implementing cost saving measures.

Joshua Ambrose

Head of Operations

Ita specialises in delivering effective communication strategies across all consumer touch points, creating consistent product and brand experiences. As Digital Director at TBWA and Head of Communications at GDP Architects her work spanned across a wide range of retail, consumer and tech industries. Ita has a BA in International Relations from Boston University and holds and MA in Design History from the Royal College of Art.

Ita Jalaluddin

Head of Product Development

Izzi has headed HR for several startups. Before joining HelloGold, he was the HR Director for Yonder Music, a digital music streaming startup based in New York where he led the development of HR structure in the Asian region. Prior to that, he was the Head of People & Culture at AirAsia TPaay. Izzi holds a Bachelor's Degree in Business Economics from Universiti Teknologi MARA, and is a Maybank scholar.

Nor Izzuddin Shah

Head of Human Resources

Hachem has collaborated with a large number of start-ups and ecosystem players, on market expansion, strategic partnerships and operational setup. Hachem is based in Dubai, and oversees the expansion of HelloGold in MEASA regions. He has a Bachelors in Physics and a Master of Engineering, and holds an MBA from INSEAD. He has previously deployed solutions for Telecom Operators with Ericsson in 30+ countries., and has worked in management consulting with A.T. Kearney in the MENA region.

Hachem Mohanna

Head of Expansion MENA

Nawal has worked for various organisations ranging from private practice law firms, large multinational corporations to startups. Nawal joins HelloGold with emerging markets experience gained as the Chief Legal Officer of a startup telecommunications company in Myanmar. Prior to that Nawal worked for Jetstar. She completed her business degree at the University of California, Berkeley and graduated from the University of Melbourne with her LLB. Nawal was admitted as a solicitor and barrister to the Victorian Bar and practised in Melbourne until she left to head up the legal department in Myanmar.

Nawal Ismail

Head of Legal

Dave is an expert in blockchain technology and has worked on a number of state of the art blockchain codebases, specialising in Ethereum smart contracts. He has used multiple languages professionally, including C, C++, C#, Pascal, Modula-2, PHP, Go, Java, SQL, Basic, Assembly Language (Various), Microcode and PowerBuilder. Dave has BSc in Engineering (Electronics) from University of London and MSc in Management of Technology from National University of Singapore.

Dave Appleton

Technology & Blockchain Developer


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Strategy & Business

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Strategy & Business

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