Chami AkmeemanaDirector, Consensys
Chami is an Executive Director at ConsenSys. He is a serial entrepreneur having exited his last venture to a Canadian owned global company. Chami is also on the advisory board of Virtual Cove (VR firm based out of Boston) and Humaniq (blockchain powered financial services application). Chami was the Fintech Advisor to the Ontario Securities Commission where he successful executed #RegHackTO Chami was also the Managing Director of Global Markets at the Global Risk Institute (a Mark Carney initiative) where he led several research projects on blockchain, cyber security and fintech. Graduating from Staffordshire University in 2000, Chami part completed a Ph.D. in Bioceramic Engineering (on scholarship) at Queen Mary, University of London. He decided to forgo an academic career in favor of Law Enforcement and in 2002, he joined London’s Metropolitan Police. Chami subsequently moved to Australia and has been involved in ventures for the past 12 years. Chami is an ardent rugby fan, very heavily involved in youth charities around the world and sits on the advisory boards of Covenant House Canada and Educate Lanka USA.