Founders & Board of Directors
Dr. Sothy Kol-Men
Dr. Sothy Kol-Men is a seasoned strategy and regulatory expert with a deep understanding of capital markets, regulatory affairs, corporate governance, and digital assets. He has many years of leadership experience, incl. as CEO of an asset management company. Currently, he serves as SACA's President and as well as member of the board of directors of several fintechs in Switzerland and Liechtenstein. Dr. Kol-Men's doctorate thesis is about the regulation of alternative investment funds in Liechtenstein.
Juhee is a business enabler and serial entrepreneur. She started her first venture in the UK in 2005 and moved to Switzerland in 2013. Her venture in the gaming industry achieved over 200M USD turnover for 7 years operation by partnership with Samsung, SAP, SEGA, Electronic Arts etc. Since 2013, she has been serving as the VP of Emoji Games, providing blockchain eSports Network "Pocket Arena". Since 2017, she has been working in various ICO projects, obtaining Non-Action Letters from FINMA . Juhee is active in blockchain & crypto scene in Switzerland and in South Korea.
Until recently, Ivo used to be the management team and Chief Client Officer of Six Digital Exchange (SDX) in Zürich. He has more than 20 years of experience in the financial markets. Prior to SIX Digital Exchange, Ivo worked in Falcon Private Bank, Bank Julius Baer, Citibank and Credit Suisse with various leadership positions. In his previous role as Head Trading & Operations at Falcon Private Bank he was also responsible for the conceptualization and launch of their crypto-asset offering. Ivo has a keen interest in Fintech, in particular the applications of Blockchain and its regulatory implications.
Anton Golub is the founder and CEO of Flov Technologies, a financial technology company with a vision of a global peer-to-peer marketplace that utilizes distributed ledger technology as a settlement infrastructure. Anton is also a co-founder of Trust Square AG, a pre-eminent blockchain technology hub located in Zurich's financial district. In 2013 Anton co-founded Lykke Corp, a Swiss based company that is building a global marketplace on top of the blockchain for the free exchange of digital assets. Prior to Lykke, he worked as a quantitative researcher at Olsen Ltd, an asset management firm that pioneered the field of computerized trading. As a Marie Curie Research Fellow at the Manchester Business School, Anton worked on high-frequency trading, market micro-structure and flash crashes.
In 2012 he was invited to participate in the Foresight Project - The Future of Computer Trading in Financial Markets, an international project on algorithmic trading funded by HM Treasury in the UK. Anton has also been involved in several research projects backed by the European Union (EU)
Jürg is an experienced regulatory expert with focus on cryptocurrency & blockchain compliance. Jürg is the founder and Managing Director of the Swiss company JayBee Ltd. which provides regulatory consulting for blockchain companies, supporting clients to become regulated in Switzerland as well as overtaking the role as external AML Officer. Jürg was the former Head Risk, Legal & Compliance of Centrum Bank (Switzerland) and previously supported Rothschild Bank as Compliance Officer. In addition, he is engaged as lecturer at the Universities of Applied Sciences IFZ (Zug), HWZ (Zurich) and ZHAW (Winterthur). The topics he is covering are Corporate Governance, Risk Management as well as Compliance Management including cryptocurrency & blockchain compliance.
Hui Jie Lim
At the age of 26, Hui Jie became one of the youngest Executive Directors of a London Listed Company. Today Hui Jie has sat on the Board of 3 listed companies and has successfully founded and listed his company onto the Australia Stock Exchange in 2015, achieving a market valuation over USD$230million. Hui Jie obtained his EMBA via the EMBA Global-Asia Programme across 3 major financial cities of the world of Hong Kong, London and New York, with the course conducted by Columbia Business School, London Business School and the University of Hong Kong (ranked the top 3 EMBA programs globally by Financial Times). He also holds a Bachelor of Business and Commerce (specializing in Management and Marketing) from Monash University (Australia) where he graduated with the Monash Golden Key Award.
Wee Meng manages Venture Tech Fund, investing in deep technologies disrupting industries like in Aerospace, Communication, Healthcare, Banking, Financial Services & Insurance, Automotive, and recently Ageing Population where he advices portfolio companies in Product Engineering, Commercialization, Intellectual Properties and Regulatory & Compliances strategies.
With over 18 years of in-depth operational management experiences in global technology companies like Hewlett Packard, Sun Microsystems, Computer Associates, VMware, Qtel, Huawei and NEC since in the 90s where he held several leadership positions in Software Engineering, Head of Sales and Alliances, Chief Commercial Officer managing the Asia Pacific and Middle East markets, working in cross border markets, he plays an active role in expanding the geographical reach for portfolio companies in strategic collaborations, joint IP development and licensing, and M&A activities.
Leeor Groen is a Principal at BV Ventures, a Swiss venture capital firm investing into and supporting blockchain-enabled businesses, and a Founding Board Member of the World Innovations Forum Foundation, an independent NGO dedicated to enabling prosperity for all nations through innovation and entrepreneurship. He actively contributes to the public discussion on technology, society, finance and the environment and is a member of the World Economic Forums Global Shapers community. Now based between Zurich and Singapore, Leeor has lived and worked professionally in the UK, Norway, Switzerland and Singapore since graduating from the University of Melbourne in 2013.
LEGAL & REGULATORY AFFAIRS - JAPAN
Ken Kawai has extensive experience advising financial institutions, fintech startups, investors and corporate clients on complex finance and financial regulatory matters. Ken focuses primarily on the fintech industry, and regularly advises fintech companies, financial institutions, international organizations and industry organizations on legal issues surrounding fintech, including the complex legal framework governing cryptocurrencies, initial coin offerings and blockchain. Ken also specialises in derivatives, and has counselled global banks, broker-dealers and investors on regulatory matters and best practices in respect of derivatives and related products. He derives his deep and practical knowledge in this area from his 17-year career at MUFG Bank, Ltd. (formerly known as The Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi and, prior to that, The Bank of Tokyo Ltd.), where he was involved in derivatives trading and marketing.