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Alastair Johnson
Founder and CEO Alastair Johnson

Alastair has spent over 25 years as an entrepreneur and innovator, almost entirely in digital innovation: taking big ideas and design through to delivery. With deep knowledge across technical, production and commercial areas, he has led global integrated product development and product marketing for brands like Microsoft, Skype, Office, Xbox, Hololens, Disney, TED and the BBC. He has created and led multi-disciplinary global teams in both start-ups and multinational corporations, both client and agency side.

Seema Khinda Johnson
Co-Founder and COO Seema Khinda Johnson

Seema has over 18 years’ strategic experience leading teams and delivering large-scale commercialization, products, campaigns and projects. She has successfully launched global products across many regions and cultures for brands like Skype and Microsoft, achieving major user engagement and acquisition.

Adi Ben-Ari
Acting CTO Adi Ben-Ari

Adi is a well-respected CTO with over 20 years’ hands-on experience designing, developing and leading technology solutions and teams.  He has worked across the telco and fintech sectors. A blockchain expert, Adi also co-founded Applied Blockchain – a team of blockchain professionals focused on creating real-world applications that harness the unique properties of the blockchain. Together, they have delivered platform-agnostic products and privacy/security frameworks that deliver real business objectives.

Steve Lau

Establishing Nuggets and leading Business Development in China. Eagles Fund Founder and Managing partner, Founder and Chairman for China Fortune Holdings Limited, Managing partner of DFJ Dragon Fund Angel investor behind Beijing V2 Technology Limited.

Kevin Jenkins
Non-Executive Director Kevin Jenkins

Kevin is the former Managing Director of Visa in the UK and Ireland. A true payments pioneer, he has an exceptional reputation for establishing partnerships with financial institutions, technology partners, retailers and e-commerce providers. He is establishing Nuggets, and leading business development, in UK and Europe. A former leader at both Visa and Mastercard, Kevin has long experience of spearheading digital innovations within regulated environments, managing governance changes, and enhancing customer payments journeys.

Non-Executive Director STEVE CASTLE FCA

With 35 years’ experience in international financial services, Steve has held leadership level positions at a range companies. including LV= General Insurance (which he helped to grow five-fold, into the UK’s third-largest motor insurer) and RBS Insurance. His wide-ranging experience encompasses work in over 20 countries, and considerable experience of acquisitions and disposals, as well as integration. As an entrepreneur, Steve has also founded, developed and sold two financial services businesses of his own.

Sebastian Quinn-Watson
Strategic Advisor Sebastian Quinn-Watson

Sebastian is a leading business development, blockchain fundraiser and token sale advisor, focused on Asia and the US. He’s advised on a number of successful and market leading projects, such as Power Ledger, Bluzelle, Simple Token, CanYa, Viberate, and AirSwap. He also sits on the advisory boards of Power Ledger, CanYa and Bluzelle.

Joshua J. Bouw
Senior Strategic Advisor Joshua J. Bouw

Joshua develops new partnerships and advises on Nuggets’ technical strategy. An innovator of blockchain technology, he established Blackcoin – the world’s first 100% proof-of-stake currency – in 2014.

Joshua was the receiver of the first ever smart contract, as one of those involved in the BlackHalo and BitHalo smart contracting platform. One of the godfathers of proof-of-stake, Joshua is a popular speaker on alternative currencies, and has represented altcoins at OKCoin and Huobi events.

Diarmuid Considine
Payments & Fraud Diarmuid Considine

An award-winning risk management leader with over 15 years’ experience in the telecomms and digital goods industries, Diarmuid has a deep understanding of daily operational issues in multinational companies like Skype, Microsoft and Mastercard. Internationally recognised as a leading expert on fraud and payments, he has served on the board, and as Chair of the European Advisory Board, at the Merchant Risk Council.

Mark Nichols
Customer Experience Mark Nichols

Mark is a customer-centric, strategic leader with deep delivery experience and a record of transformation and benefit realisation at a global scale. A board-level influencer, he has executed numerous performance improvement strategies and investible end-to-end customer experience initiatives across multiple channels, markets and languages. Mark has held numerous senior leadership roles in organisations including Telefonica, Skype, Microsoft and is currently the VP of Customer Experience at Virgin Mobile USA.

CFO Robert Seok

Rob has been a finance professional for the past 18 years, specialising in media and tech.  He has worked in many multinational organizations such as KPMG, UBS, BT, and Virgin Media, in roles ranging from commercial strategy to pricing.  He has also helped a tech company successfully IPO on the AIM, in exceptionally challenging conditions.

Andrew Amadeo
CMO Andrew Amadeo

Andrew has worked in advertising and marketing for 28 years – 18 of them at management level. He’s led and produced award-winning, innovative work for global brands like Nike, Unilever, P&G, Honda, InBev and Diageo. In recent years, has specialised in multi-channel, integrated consumer campaigns. As a former Creative Chief of Collet Dickinson Pearce, Mustoes and Grey London, he offers a wealth of knowledge, across marketing, creative and leadership perspectives.


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