Global Crypto Insights Council

DAO Founder  
Bitcoin & Crypto Expert
UK, London

Aaron Elahi

A veteran of nearly 20 years, working with the biggest names in Global investment banking and trading, Aaron Founded in a bid to give individuals a better understanding and easier access to Bitcoin, Crypto trading and investing expertise.

Mentored Forbes Magazine’s 30 under 30 European Finance 2018 award winner.

Aaron founded the global crypto insights DAO community in 2022 through the meeting of like-minded professionals at Oxford University who all attended the Oxford Blockchain Strategy Programme.

Aaron is kept up to date with the trends and expert knowledge within the 

blockchain & digital ledger technology and DeFi space globally through the Global Crypto Insights DAO.

Aaron is also regularly Invited to invitation only digital asset events such as Hogan Lovells Annual Summit on Crypto and Digital Asset Week London, Hogan Lovells are listed In Forbes' America's Top Trusted Corporate Law Firms 2019.

Hogan Lovells, Global Summit on Crypto & Digital Assets

Digital Asset Week London has an exclusive focus on institutional adoption of digital assets, covering the full spectrum including the technology, Institutional crypto and Digital securities.

Digital Asset Week London:

It has a highly curated invite-only audience of financial institutions, institutional investors, brokers, private equity and venture capital firms, infrastructure providers, exchanges and regulators – the entire ecosystem of institutional players.

This year Aaron was also invited to the Global Digital Finance Private Markets VIP Dinner, Invitation only event, attendance included:

Global Digital Finance:

  • Political and Association figures discussing the latest in Government initiatives relative to digital assets.Andrew Griffith, MP, Economic Secretary to the TreasuryLord Chris Holmes, Baron Holmes of Richmond, Member of House of Lords of the United Kingdom.Lawrence Wintermeyer, Chair, GBBC Digital Finance
  • Senior executives responsible for digital assets from institutions: JP Morgan, Morgan Stanley, Goldman Sachs, Citi, Nomura, Nasdaq, ABRDN, BlackRock, HSBC, Barclays, Bank of America, BNY Mellon, Rabobank, State Street. Hauck Aufhäuser Lampe Privatbankiers AG, Deutsche Bank, Standard Chartered Bank, Societe Generale, Natwest,
  • Asset Managers and Investors: ABRDN, LRC Group, Invesco, Hamilton Lane, Blackrock, Wisdomtree, CoinShares, Blockchain Coinvestors, Fidelity Digital Assets, Nickel Digital Asset Management, Fasanara Capital, UBS Group Treasury, Hamilton Lane, Spartan Group. Schroder Investment Management, Aztec Group
  • Service providers and ecosystem players: Apex Group, DTCC, Nasdaq, SIX Digital Exchange, Ownera, Tokeny, Inveniam, Archax, Alto Group, Globacap, Eternyze AG, Jones Day, BondBlox, CEX.IO, R3, Cooper, Coinweb, Swarm Markets
  • Press including: Bloomberg, Financial Times, The Tokenizer,
Bernhard Kronfellner - Boston Consulting Group, Head of Crypto Central Europe
Vienna, Austria

Dr. Bernhard Kronfellner

Bernhard has been working for BCG (Boston Consulting Group) since 2007, having joined after working for JP Morgan London.

As a Partner, he is a part of the leadership of the cryptocurrency team at BCG, which he is also building up for the last 2-3 years.

Besides BCG, Bernhard is a co-founder and angel investor in various FinTech (e.g., the largest Robo-advisor in Austria) and a university lecturer at the University of Technology Vienna. 

He Holds the following degrees: 

  • PhD, Technical Mathematics, Vienna University Of Technology.
  • MSc, Mathematics, Vienna University Of Technology.
  • MSc, Business And Economics, Vienna University Of Economics And Business.
  • BSc, Mathematics, Vienna University Of Technology.
  • BSc, Business And Economics, Vienna University Of Economics And Business.
Leading British Barrister | Crypto Assets | Blockchain Tech
UK, London

Flavia Kenyon

Flavia Kenyon is a leading British barrister who practises from The 36 Group chambers in London. Flavia was educated at Oxford University and called to the Bar in 2005.

Flavia holds an impressive portfolio of national and international cases and advisory work. She has advised and defended in complex international criminal investigations and has appeared in many high-profile trials over the years.

Flavia’s expertise combines years of courtroom advocacy with the fast-moving technologies of blockchain, crypto assets, DeFi and Web3.0.

Her practice lies at the intersection of technology and law and extends equally to criminal and civil matters in cyberspace: fraud, cyber litigation, privacy/data protection, legal and regulatory challenges around blockchain, crypto assets, and other emerging Web3 technologies. She has extensive experience advising governments, non-governmental institutions, SMEs, entrepreneurs, embassies, and private individuals.

Flavia is a UK Cyber Advisory Council member and chief legal counsel to a cyber security think-tank based in Canada.

Flavia is recognised as a leading barrister in the UK legal directories, The Legal 500, and Chambers and Partners UK.

Wealth Management | Digital Assets
UK, London

Ellina Volkova

Ellina started her career in investment banking in London in 2000, joining Salomon Smith Barney, Acquisition and Leveraged Finance team, later moving onto the trading floor, and focusing on Structured Solutions in Fixed Income and Credit.

She worked in Nomura, ABN AMRO (RBS) and Merrill Lynch (London) investment banks. From 2014 till the present, Ellina has worked in private banking investment advisory and wealth management in Citi IPB and CS UK Private bank.

Currently, she is a Managing Director at Marsham Investment Management LLP. Ellina holds degrees in Accounting & Finance from the London School of Economics (B.Sc.), in International Relations from MFA Russia (MGIMO) (MSc) and Economics (PhD) Russian Academy of Foreign Trade.

She is an active Blockchain and crypto-assets enthusiast and has co-started projects recently in NFTs and health tech.

Web3 Lawyer & Advisor to DAO | NFT Projects
Australia, Perth

Yew Han Hee (Han) JD

Han is a modern polymath with over 25 years of experience as a lawyer, a management consultant, an artist manager and a systems engineer.

He started his career as an IT professional and later trained at Arthur Andersen as a Management Consultant specialising in e-Business and technology convergence.

He founded multiple internet technology and entertainment businesses and he produced multiple music records with tier-1 artists in the Greater China region.

For the past 10 years, he has been practising law in Australia. His areas of focus include web 3.0 legal and regulatory issues, and commercial and corporate law. He holds a Bachelor of Computer and Mathematical Sciences and a Juris Doctor from the University of Western Australia.

Serial Entrepreneur, Technology & Communications Strategist.Web3 | Realities | Blockchain Strategy Innovator

Gillian O’Neil

Gillian is a Serial Entrepreneur and a Founder/CEO with 30+ years of expertise. Gillian drives the success and vision of her business 29studios, a design + technology company with an impressive portfolio of world-leading Billion dollar revenue customers in the manufacturing, technology and life sciences sectors.

She is an experienced and dynamic technology and communications strategist in the creative and technology arena advising customers on communication strategies with a blend of design + technology and core competencies in 3D animation, making the complex simple.

Gillian has a proven model with Make Intelligent Video, a results-driven process where "Creativity is powered by Analytics." With Web 3.0 on the horizon, Gillian is passionate about all things Metaverse and the Realities (AR/VR & MR) and is currently using Blockchain technology to improve efficiency where we can provide fast, high-quality 3D animation renders on the Blockchain on the RNDR Network.

Gillian is currently leading her own Blockchain project, EventStacks, to build a decentralised agency workflow efficiency tool on the Blockchain, which will create, collaborate and stack content using Blockchain Technology, empowering a talent pool of global artists with access to high calibre B2B creative work while building a supply chain community of artists for future metaverse companies.

HeartRithm | Managing Director | Crypto-Centric Quantitative Asset Manager | Investor Relations
United States, Atlanta


HeartRithm is a crypto-centric quantitative asset manager founded in January 2020 that utilizes market neutral strategies. The strategies are designed to deliver consistent investor returns with low drawdowns across all market environments. The firm has a social and environmental impact orientation with a proportion of fees going to impact initiatives.

Greg Kaufmann has over 15 years of sales, marketing, and investor relations experience within the investment management industry. This includes two global investment banks, a Hedge Fund, a Private equity fund, and most recently a crypto fund.

Throughout his time in the industry, he has helped investment managers raise almost $1 Billion in AUM. He has been personally interested and investing in crypto since 2016. Prior to working in investment management, Greg was a business journalist in Latin America, Europe, and Russia.

His studies include Duke for business school. He is involved with the Conscious Capitalism movement, oversees a chapter of CryptoMondays as well as a chapter of the Chartered Alternative Investment Association (CAIA). He is particularly passionate about how blockchain technology affects culture and society

Product Strategist at FundAdminChain (FAC)
UK, London

Mounir Saib

Mounir Saib is working as a Product Manager for FAC, a Blockchain start-up, which a global private fund administrator has recently acquired. As a Product Manager, he owns FAC products’ design and delivery working with various blue chip fund managers and transfer agents.

 Before FAC, he worked as a technology analyst for a London-based challenger bank focusing on technology change and transformation initiatives and a Blockchain VC based in China.

He is also the Head of Product for a Dubai-based Prop-tech start-up aiming to disrupt the way investment properties are purchased in the UAE.

HNWI Crypto Investor
UK, London


Nasser has over 20 years experience in network communications technology. Nasser began his career with Nortel Networks moving on to BNP Paribas as Head of Network Services. Nasser has rolled out regional communications networks throughout Europe and the Middle East.

Nasser retired in 2022 and remains a keen technology enthusiast and now researches and stays in touch with all the cutting edge technology advancements in the blockchain space, he deeply understands blockchain/ Bitcoin technology and is a high net worth Investor (HNWI) in crypto assets and manages a high value family fund. Nasser is a MBA holder.

Strategy & Business Development at Securrency
United Arab Emirates

Manuel Rensink

Manuel serves as a Strategy Director at Securrency Inc. in Dubai, focusing on industry partnerships and commercialisation of the firm's IP in the areas of DeFi, tokenisation, identity management and exchange connectivity.

He has over 20 years of experience in institutional capital markets across all major asset classes on both the buy- and sell-side. Prior to Securrency, Manuel worked as a strategic advisor to the first crypto exchange in Switzerland, Head of MENA at index and analytics firm MSCI (NYSE:MSCI) in Dubai and Head of EMEA at JPMorgan spin-off Risk Metrics Group (NYSE:RMG) in London.

He is a Dutch and Belgian national and is fluent in six languages and holds an M.A. in Political Sciences and International Relations from the University of Ghent.

Entrepreneur| Blockchain Consultant | Machine Learning | Digital Signage
UK & Singapore

Nabil Hadi

Nabil has over ten years of experience in the IT sector. He  worked for a California-based Fortune 100 IT company for four years before establishing his own successful technology consultancy firm in the UK.

In 2015, he was named in PCR Magazine’s 30 Under 30 Rising Stars for the IT industry. Currently, he is responsible for the success and vision of his technology consultancy firm. He has worked with some of the largest brands in the world such as McDonald’s, PepsiCo and GlaxoSmithKline.

Since 2021, he has been a certified Blockchain consultant and has completed the Oxford University Blockchain Strategy Programme. In addition, Nabil is a Co-Founder of a Blockchain services start-up in Singapore, Digital Nomad Labs. He oversees the go-to-market strategy of their products. His focus is on data acquisition with the drive to create elegant, user-friendly solutions to complex real-world problems.

Nabil is a board member of Fairyde, a Silicon Valley-based ride-hailing app seeking to leverage Blockchain technology and transform the conventional platform business into a ground-breaking venture that will bring unity between the economy and the service industry, pioneering the first Ride-to-Earn business in the United States.

Blockchain & NFT Strategy | Commercial Director 
UK, London

Oliver Bell

An experienced commercial leader within Sports and Fitness markets, Ollie has secured multiple industry awards for his digital education and innovation work.

He is now working with government bodies, public figures and global brands. Ollie is the current Commercial Director at the Chartered Institute of Sport & Physical Activity, and his most exciting work in sports tech includes project partnerships with Google, major universities and national governing bodies.

Remaining at the cutting edge of new thinking, Ollie has recently graduated from programmes at Harvard University and Oxford University reading Public Narrative and Blockchain Strategy and is now actively collaborating on projects involving Blockchain and NFT education, strategy and development.

Compliance| Digital Assets

Hema Chettiar

Hema Chettiar is a Certified Chartered Accountant (FCCA (UK) and CA (Singapore) with over 18 years of experience in Banks, Insurance and Asset management companies across external/internal audits, compliance and risk management functions.

Her core expertise is in the application, advisory and audit of AML/Counter Terrorist Financing/Sanctions regulatory requirements in Financial Institutions.

Hema is an active participant and contributor in key digital asset industry forums (in APAC), specifically on the AML and Counter-TerroristFinancing/Sanctions working groups.

Her current role in a Bank focuses on leading key initiatives in the Digital Assets space across multi-disciplinary, multi-functional and multi-cultural teams.

Hema is very passionate about Blockchain and cryptocurrency.  Her long-term goal is to find ways to deploy Blockchain to provide free education to girls and women in developing countries.

Investment Management | Digital Assets
UK, London

Waquas Arshad (CAIA)

Waquas has nearly 20 years of experience within the Investment Management industry and has worked with some of the largest global Investment Management firms like Blackrock, JP Morgan, Neuberger Berman and Federated Hermes.

He is currently at Wellington Management where he manages wealth client accounts that are based in Switzerland and Luxembourg. Waquas holds a degree in Computer Science and is also a Chartered Analyst for Alternative Investments.

He is active in the Blockchain and crypto-assets space with a specific focus on Bitcoin and has completed the Oxford University Blockchain Strategy Programme.

Stephenson Law | Head Of WEB 3.0 Regulation


Gareth is Head of Web 3.0 Regulation at  Stephenson Law and Founder of Englebert, The Web 3.0 Compliance Platform. His expertise lies in his deep understanding of crypto regulation, blockchain functionality and securities laws. He has helped a number of blockchain founders build and deploy their projects from idea to exit.

With expertise in advising clients in securities laws like FSMA, MiFID, the Electronic Money Regulations, Money Laundering Regulations, Payment Services Regulations, and investment fund regulations including UCITS and AIFMD, Gareth can truly connect all the dots. He has helped structure token governance documentation, draft regulatory documentation and created good governance structures for Web 3 projects.

Co-author of “The Financial Technology Law Review 2019”, speaker at NFT.NYC and NFT.London and contributor to the “TLA Blockchain Legal & Regulatory Guidance - Second Edition”, Gareth is at the epicentre of developments in the Web 3.0 regulatory space, and a passionate legal advisor and educator in the blockchain and web 3 space.

Global Crypto Insights Council

The Global Council exists solely as an arm’s length high-level advisory body composed of members that support the development and direction of the community in its early stages of establishment.

Membership in the global council is an honorary position that has been granted.

The Global Crypto Insight DAO global council members are not responsible for the actions of any individual community members or the DAO’s collective decisions. All community members are always responsible for their own actions.