Ken KODAMA

Department:
CEO - EMURGO (Cardano commercial & venture arm)
Ken KODAMA

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.