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Ben El-Baz

Head of Ecosystems, HashKey Group

Ben leads HashKey Group’s strategic partnerships, blockchain applications and asset tokenisation projects, and post-investment management of a US-based tokenised securities firm. Ben is also an Advisor to the Hong Kong Monetary Authority and Bank for International Settlements’ projects on tokenised financial products. With over 13 years of experience in Silicon Valley, Mainland China and Hong Kong, he started his career as a derivatives trader, then as a China cross-borders corporate finance analyst, before moving into technology product management and business development, serving Big Tech clients like Microsoft, Google, and Amazon. Ben is a graduate of the Stanford Graduate School of Business, where he earned his Master’s degree in Management and led the university’s largest working group on blockchain applications.


Henrique Centieiro

Senior Research Manager, HashKey Capital

Having first learnt about Bitcoin back in 2013, Henri was immediately fascinated by the technology behind and decided to dive deeper. His mission is to leverage blockchain technology to educate, connect and build projects that can change the world for the better.Prior to HashKey, he worked as a Blockchain Project Manager in 2017-2021, supporting the implementation of different blockchain projects, including trade finance applications. With 4 years of experience educating students about blockchain and FinTech at various universities and on online platforms, he also enjoys writing, having published 2 blockchain-themed books. He is also a Certified Blockchain Developer, CertifiedBlockchain Architect, Certified Corda Developer, Certified AWS Architect, Certified AWS Developer, Certified SysOps Admin and a Scrum Master.