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 the Global Crypto Insights community DAO in a bid to give corporations and individuals a better understanding and easier access to Blockchain and Crypto expertise.

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

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

Bernhard Kronfellner - Boston Consulting Group, Head of Crypto Central Europe
Vienna, Austria

Dr. Bernhard Kronfellner

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

As an Associate Director, 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 degrees in Business (B.Sc. & M.Sc.) from the Business University Vienna and degrees in mathematics (B.Sc. / M.Sc. / PhD) from the University of Technology.

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. In addition she has extensive experience in advising governments and 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
UK/Palma

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.

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.

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.

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
Singapore

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.

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.