CEO - EMURGO (Cardano commercial & venture arm)

As CEO of EMURGO, Ken leads the overall mission to drive the adoption of Cardano by building, investing in, and advising projects or organizations that adopt Cardano’s third-generation decentralized blockchain ecosystem.

A successful career businessman with several years of experience in the financial planning & consulting industry, Ken has always been keen about staying on top of disruptive technologies.

In 2015, he embarked on the Cardano project with Charles Hoskinson – co-founder of Cardano, & other early blockchain pioneers, working on business development and promotion, and then going to establish EMURGO in 2017 to be the official commercial arm of Cardano.

Under his leadership & vision, EMURGO has grown into a talented, global team and expanded into high potential markets with a presence in Japan, Singapore, Indonesia, India, and the U.S.; in addition to forging strategic agreements with established brand names in the financial, technological, and blockchain industries to foster awareness of Cardano.