Professional Fintech Team

BANKEX Advisors

Griffin Anderson

Founder of Balanc3, a ConsenSys formation

New York, US
  • Software architect and developer of blockchain-based accounting and financial applications
  • Serial entrepreneur and founder of multiple startups
  • Indiana University, Kelley School of Business, degree in Accounting, Computer Science, Finance, Economics, and Mathematics

Peter Cramton

Professor of Economics at University of Maryland

Maryland, US
  • Academic interests: Design of Auctions
  • Ph.D. in Business from Stanford University
  • Advised 12 governments and 40 bidders in spectrum auctions
  • Co-inventor of the spectrum auction design used in Canada, Australia, and many European countries to auction 4G spectrum
  • Design and implementation of electricity and gas auctions in North America, South America, and Europe.
  • Сarbon auctions in Europe, Australia, and the United Sates, including conducting the world’s first greenhouse-gas auction held in the UK in 2002

Chris Skinner

FinTech Titan, Chairman at the Financial Services Club

London, UK
  • Expert in Banking& Fintech, Top 40 Fintech Influencers Globally
  • Chairman at the Financial Services Club for over 13 years
  • Working closely with leading banks such as HSBC, the Royal Bank of Scotland, Citibank and Société Générale, as well as the World Economic Forum
  • Partner and CEO at Banking on Blockchain Fund

Peg Reed

Chief Operating Officer Forex Development Corporation

Wall Street, US
  • COO at Forex Development Corporation
  • Executive Sales and Business development consulting at applied financial group
  • Global head of business development at IBFX

Gabriele Columbro

Executive Director at Symphony Software Foundation

Palo Alto, US
  • Open Source Software expert
  • PMC Member for the Apache Software Foundation
  • 14+ years of experience in open source, community & fintech strategy
  • Founder of the Maven Alfresco SDK, an open source, Apache Maven powered SDK for the leading open source ECM framework, Alfresco

David Wachsman

at Wachsman PR

New York, US
  • Senior advisor on public relations and communications
  • Founder and CEO of Wachsman PR, the largest blockchain strategic communications agency
  • Clients include Dash, Lisk, Steemit, ICONOMI, Aragon, Kik, Bitcoin Suisse, Crypto Valley Association, TokenCard, among others
  • Background in biotech, mobile, advertising, and politics
  • Offices in New York and Dublin

Nehemia Kramer


New York, US
  • Blockchain investment advisor
  • Worked with the founders Ethereum, ConsenSys, ARK Investment Management, IBM's Blockchain и Artificial Intelligence groups
  • The head of Kramer Consulting is a blockchain ecosystem that deals with business development

Sergey Sergienko

at Chronobank

Sydney, Australia
  • Co-founder of Edway Group Ltd
  • Active member of the world-wide crypto community
  • Won a number of awards in business in Australia, including "Hot 30 under 30" and "Young gun in business"
  • Represented Australia at the G20 Summit

Makoto Takemiya

Co-founder/Co-CEO Soramitsu

Tokyo, Japan
  • Blockchain engineering
  • Contributed the initial codebase for Hyperledger Iroha to the Linux Foundation's Hyperledger Project

BANKEX Core Team

Igor Khmel


  • Stanford GSB MBA, degrees in Physics and Economics
  • Management consulting (corporate finance) at McKinsey & Deloitte and investment & trading at Citadel hedge fund
  • Founder of the fintech lab at Sberbank, the largest Eastern European bank
  • Founder of a number of startups in California

Den Khoruzhiy


  • 10+ years experience as a technical director
  • PhD in Physics and Mathematics
  • Experience in Machine Learning, Natural language processing

Constantine Kurbatoff

Managing Director

  • 4+ years in Venture business
  • 6 years as a CFO in APE corp. (USA)
  • Strategy consulting (energy services) at CARANA corp.
  • Master in Finance, MSc. in Mathematics & Computer Science
  • Co-Founder of fintech startup in Israel (Google launchpad)

David Finkelstein

Leader, AI practice

  • Expert in Quantitative Portfolio Management and Capital Markets
  • Traded numerous quantitative strategies from HFT to fully automated Global Tactical Asset Allocation
  • Founded four companies in IT and FinTech
  • Master degree in Applied Math, Stockholm School of Economic E-MBA, Certifications in Quantitative Finance

Stan Sushko

Legal & Compliance

  • Member of the Board, Deputy Chair, VP at Uniastrum Bank (Bank of Cyprus) and TRUST Bank
  • Head of Legal at Avangard Bank, Moscow Industrial Bank, Troika Dialog Investment Company

Nauris Dauksta

Global Community Management

  • Founder and CEO at Token.Coach
  • Community Management for
  • Management consultant at Accenture with extensive corporate background

Petr Korolev

BANKEX Foundation* CEO

*to be incorporated
  • 10+ years experience in software development (Evernote, Intel, Mail.Ru Group)
  • MSc in Solid-State Physics
  • Experience in building architecture of secure browser with its own distributed encryption system, mobile apps for banks, security audit
  • Head of mobile development at FxPro
  • Founder of three libraries:

BANKEX Business and Product Development Team

Vitaly Dubinin


  • Founder at iD EAST (one of the leading fintech software developers in Eastern Europe. 9 years in business over 100 apps released for tens millions of customers)
  • 10 years experience in banking legal practice (structured finance, M&A at Baker & McKenzie, Chadbourne & Parke, Deloitte, BHF Bank)
  • LLM (finance) degree at Frankfurt a.M. Institute of Law and Finance

Pavel Fedorov

Investment Director

  • 10+ years in investment banking, serial fintech-entrepreneur
  • Head of business development at Maxwell Capital, IB at Troika Dialog and BCS. Qualified specialist of brokerage and asset management
  • Experience in investment consulting, stock & derivatives trading, structuring deals, closed-end real estate funds, marketing & sales
  • Founder of an investment boutique, co-founder of 2 fintech-startups

Dima Dolgov


  • Serial e-commerce entrepreneur, made 3 exits in e-com startups
  • Leadership, new business development
  • Guru in Business Tactics & Strategies

Maria Mikhaylenko

Director of Risks & Analytics

  • 8 years of experience in risk management
  • MSc. in Mathematics & Computer Science
  • Professional certificates for securities market, development of risk evaluating methods based on the Basel III standard
  • Experience in creating innovational solutions in risk management
  • Founder of SmartAn, a risk-management start-up

Eugene Khen

Business Development Manager (South-East Asia)

  • 8+ years of wealth management advisory at Swiss hedge fund
  • 7+ years as a certified portfolio manager and sales-trader (Finam; UFG Asset Management)
  • Cryptocurrency portfolio manager
  • Co-founder of the cloud-mining startup

Matt Armstrong

Proof-of-Asset Ambassador

  • CEO & Co-founder of multiple blockchain startups in London
  • Business strategist and advisor of a full service launchpad for ITOs
  • Deal flow analyst and advisor of multiple investment funds
  • 10+ years experience in project management, Lead generator of community building
  • Blockchain startup incubator

Ilham Hatipov

First Product Owner PoA Protocol, FinDelivery CEO

  • Bachelor of Economics in Istanbul University
  • Founder of Findostavka — fintech uber for banks and customer
  • CEO, COO in BC Express, KartaNaDom logistics companies
  • Retail product development in Dexia Bank, Credit Europe Bank

Zlata Baldekova

Business Development / Strategic Partnerships, Global

  • 5+ years of experience in strategy and management consulting at Deloitte and KPMG
  • 7+ years of experience in consulting for Family Offices/HNW Individuals with assets under management of $5 billion and up
  • Boston University Questrom School of Business

BANKEX Tech Team

Sergey Korolev

VP Software Development

  • Pioneer of commercial software development in Eastern Europe
  • 30+ years experience in IT
  • Co-founder & CEO at Aport!, one of the first search engines
  • 10+ years in Luxoft — the largest in Eastern Europe software outsourcing company
  • PhD in Mathematics

Boris Shmarkovsky

VP Product Management

  • 10+ years as a Head of IT departments at banks
  • 20+ years in IT & FinTech

Sasha Morozov

VP Project Management

  • 7+ years in Software Development
  • Project Manager at Yandex Browser Mobile
  • Head of Mobile at Sberbank Technology
  • B.Sc. in Radiophysics

Ivan Tretyakov

Chief Business Development Officer

  • 11+ years in B2B & B2C sales
  • 5+ years in launching, managing and attracting investments in IT-projects
  • FinTech-expert on development techniques SCRUM and Agile
  • Project Manager & Investment advisor at FINAM and Alfa Capital

Alex Vlasov

Blockchain developer and System Architect

  • PhD in Electrical Engineering, MSc in High Energy Physics
  • Founder of (fintech start-up for P2P payments)
  • Research at DESY and Fermilab
  • 5+ years in software development: Blockchain, Backend, Mobile Frontend (iOS)

Dmitry Rokityansky

Blockchain AVP

  • Founder & CEO of Daclouds (partnerships & investment from Google, 1C and 1C-Rarus)
  • 8+ years experience in R&D (awards from the US NSF, the UK Royal Society & the IIASA)
  • Senior Risk Manager at MMC and RBS ($6B+ M&A and IPO deals)
  • CMO at GlobalLab (arranged $4M VC investment)
  • MBA & PhD in Applied Math

Anton Karkhov

Senior Blockchain Analyst

  • 10+ years in Brokerage business, Asset Management, Risk Management at Finam
  • Manager of a crypto-currency fund and investor
  • Blockchain enthusiast, blogger and founder of a brokerage news agency

Nikita Lisitsyn

Advanced Financial Modeling Analyst

  • Founder and President of McGill Computational Finance Club
  • B.Sc. in Mathematics&nbps;& Economics (minor in Computer Science) at McGill University
  • 1st & 2nd places at Mathematical Olympiads organized by Vienna & Copenhagen Universities
  • 5+ years in Python & Java development

Daniil Evseev

Blockchain Analyst / Project Manager

  • President of NES Banking & Finance Society, a leading community to connect top finance executives with talented students
  • 1st place in the VTB Capital M&A Championship & 1st/3rd places in Tinkoff Fintech Cup
  • Winner of the President's Young Talent Award for outstanding results in Economics
  • 1st-5th places in multiple olympiads in Economics including the largest National olympiad in Europe
  • Bachelor in Economics

Vladimir Lugansky

Blockchain Analyst

  • International program alumnus at Purdue University
  • FIRST world robotics championship partcipant, a winner of the Open European Robotics championship in the Netherlands
  • Bachelor in Economics
  • Student in economics at Higher School of Economics (HSE). Prize winner of a regional olympiad in Economics

Ilya Muravyev

Head of Design

  • 15+ years in interaction and web design
  • 7+ years in design of large-scale systems and web-services for major business brands (Samsung, Deloitte, Amadeus etc.) and for councils of large cities

Grigory Yakushev

Lead UX/UI Designer

  • 6+ years in branding and UX/UI
  • Founder of the largest design championship for youth in Eastern Europe
  • 3+ years in design project management