Team

Management
Development
Interns
Advisors
Management

CEO: Ivan Cheah

The rocket scientist

Ivan is a business executive with over 15 years of experience and a background in marketing and finance. His most recent stint was as the head of pricing at Telstra, the biggest telecommunications organisation in Australia. He has held senior roles in the telecommunications, strategy consulting and automotive industry. Prior to marketing and finance, he worked as an engineer in the automotive industry, with roles in Australia, Korea and Germany. He also holds an MBA and a Bachelor of Aerospace Engineering. He is a director at block ledger.

https://www.linkedin.com/in/ivan-cheah-5a3936188/

COO: Ray Wang

The accountant

Ray has been a professional accountant for more than 10 years, has experiences in both commercial and public accounting industries including working in financial compliance and internal control, budgeting, forecasting areas in Top 500 companies for many years and wide range of experience in many business and taxation accounting firms. He has worked for Nike and most recently our partner accounting firm, INP. Ray also has memberships in many business associations and sports clubs.

https://www.linkedin.com/in/ray-wang-0993b63b/

Business Strategy: Mark Glikson

Chief whip, keeps everyone in line to ship to market

Mark is the ex-GM Microsoft for the Asia Pacific region, and brings with him a wealth of information regarding the local and international business landscape. He is currently involved with the team to work towards setting up proper business frameworks eventually working towards getting us ready for a Round A, and eventual public exchange (ASX etc.) listings. He excels in helping startups realize where there are problems and how to remove them.

https://www.linkedin.com/in/mark-glikson-6743192/?originalSubdomain=au

Funds Strategy: Monica Leoungue

The strategy and investments lady

Monica is an ex JP Morgan Executive Director. One of the youngest females to head that role for Asia. She can juggle a million things at the same time, and currently runs a group of businesses under the Beleza Group umbrella. She speaks finance, investments and banking. In other roles she has also served as the head of corporate access at HSBC. Her vast banking knowledge and connections are key to the Block Ledger positioning in the market both inside and outside Asia. She spends her time between Hong Kong and Australia. She holds a masters from Melbourne University.

https://www.linkedin.com/in/monica-leongue-a697ab22/

CIO: Kellson Ma

The keeper of all IT systems

MCSE, MCDBA, MCP; Co-Founder of ChinaDsl.net – One of the largest Chinese broadband support community. Kellson has over 12 years of experiences in software development for education, multinational Telco & Energy Corps. With extensive experiences in leading project in CRM, ERP, and Telco & Energy back-end systems, Kellson is highly motivated on providing strategy, technology and methodology capable solutions to multiple enterprise projects covering but not limits to Service Compliance, Payment Platform, Debt Collection and Service Provisioning.

https://www.linkedin.com/in/kellson/

CISO: Mujahid Abbas

The policeman

His main focus is expanding the Security Operations & compliance advisory. Prior to joining Block Ledger, Abbas was a managing partner at Adhere Inc and had experience in risk management consulting and has worked as Subject Matter Expert for different Federal agencies including the US Department of Labor, Library of Congress and Department of Transportation, where he led a cybersecurity team. His teams advised clients on Risk Management, Security, Compliance, Incident Management, Disaster Recovery, Business Continuity, NIST, FISMA and FedRAMP. He is certified in various technologies including CISSP, CRISC, CISM, CCSK, ITIL, Cisco, and Microsoft and holds a BS in Computer Science.

https://www.linkedin.com/in/mujahid-abbas-cissp-cism-crisc-ccsk-itil-4a93346/

VP Partnerships: Adam Wang

The auditor

Chartered accountant of Australia and New Zealand; Adam started as an accountant, gathering 14 years of experience in the financial industry, super funds, F&B, and software development. Adam previously held a management role in a self-managed super fund (SMSF), and has managed over 800 million AUD in super fund assets at top-tier companies. Adam was a Director of HR at Chunky Town Australia, a committee member of the Australian Macau Business Council, a member of the Taiwanese Chamber of Commerce, a committee member of the Australian Chinese Jockey Club (ACJC) and holds his own regular radio show in Australia. Adam is an alumni of Geelong Grammar and Melbourne University.

https://www.linkedin.com/in/adam-wang-0a218819/

Development

CTO: Faisal Mehmood

The troublemaker

Faisal aka “electo” is also very active in trading communities and provides a lot of technical feedback and education around bitcoin and trading in general. Faisal has worked with many of the top 100 fortune companies creating and implementing prediction based models based on both machine learning (AI) and trend analysis. He has worked with institutions and brands like Bank of America, Verizon, Blue Cross Blue Shield across many verticals in finance, insurance, AI and workforce optimisation. He holds a bachelor's degree in computer science from University of Texas at Dallas.

https://twitter.com/3L3C70

VP Emerging Tech: Rahul Golash

Rahul has a vast experience in financial markets and holds 2 patents for CA Technologies. He brings 19 years in software industry experience, specialised in driving product strategy, development, maintenance & support and management of small to large sized, scalable, high volume transactional, distributed software systems in Capital Market, System Management and Healthcare domain.

VP Engineering: Ashwath Shankar

A software architect, cloud enthusiast and a polyglot with experience in software engineering and abundant passion for building great software. He has worked as a solutions consultant at PWC, led the architecture for Nvidia games and led in various positions in Cisco, Intel & Philips.

Senior Software Engineer: Steve Slayo

Passionate developer, a core part of our blockchain team. He really hates censorship and has scars to show for it. He also runs a cryptostats website which sends out really cool trade signals.

Engineering Lead & Architect: Santhosh Kumar

Ex-Front-end architect at Nvidia.power houses behind the GeForce experience. Binary, C++, JavaScript, Python, Java, Klingon. Turning ☕ into code.

UI/UX Designer: Xinling Li (Rachel)

Rachel is a T-shaped designer who believes in the power of design thinking. She has a broad range of skillset but dig deep in UI/UX design field. She used to work on public safety related digital projects for Motorola Solutions and The Queensland Police.

Senior UX Designer: Tim Cole

Tim has worked in the online media industry for over 5 years, designing and building websites for small to medium size businesses. He brings skills in design and a passion for the user experience.

Marketing Specialist: Konstantine Huffman

Kosta comes to Ledgerium with 2 year's experience, specialising in Social Media and Content Management.

Ping Song

Ping is our UI/UX guru. She takes stick sketches and half-baked ideas from the team, and turns them into magical user experiences which are highly usable and look amazing. We think she may be a magician but she tells us it's a skill.

Andreas Christodoulou

Andreas is under-graduate, pursuing his Cyber Security degree from Deakin University. He helps

  • Researching statistics related to the accounting sector.

  • Documenting the technical workings of our platform.

  • Assisting to develop an effective social media strategy.

Interns

At Block Ledger, we strongly believe in giving back to the community. With this in mind, we are partnered with two firms in Melbourne that help professionals learn how to code when they decide to switch careers.

Software Engineer: Seep Gulati

Seep is a full-stack developer in training, she enjoys creating simple and intuitive applications. After several years of working as a public relations professional she kick-started her software development journey at a coding school.

Software Engineer: Suet Er Lee (Sunny)

Sunny is a passionate full-stack developer. She’s currently embarking on a journey into the world of IT. She enjoys taking concepts and turning them into working applications.

Advisors

Leonard Huang (Chairman Advisory Board)

Chartered accountant of Australia and New Zealand; Master of professional accounting; Bachelor of finance; Managing partner of INP group. As a leading principal in his firm, Mr. Huang has extensive knowledge and experience in various industries, including cryptocurrency exchanges and large international corporations.

Professor Sinclair Davidson

Professor of Institutional Economics with publication including The Cost of Trust: A Pilot Study (2018) which was featured in The Journal of British Blockchain Association

Dr Jana Schmitz

PhD in Accounting and Auditing and now advising on policies at CPA Australia.

Dr. Blaine Wang

PhD in Computer Science and senior executive within the telecommunications, banking and finance sectors