The Executive Committee
Rene studied Business Engineering in Germany and is an international technopreneur since 2002. Since 2009, he has been focusing on cybersecurity, from 2013 onwards on Bitcoin & Blockchain. He contributes to non-profit Blockchain work in Malaysia since 2016. Currently, he works at LuxTag, a local blockchain-powered business.
Rene regularly shares his insight and views on Blockchain technology at global events and educates students and lecturers in Malaysia as part of Access Blockchain Association’s agenda.
Azam is a certified ambassador for RSK, an open source smart contract platform with 2-way peg to Bitcoin. His attention was primarily on consensus protocol and technical implementations for blockchains but now, he follows closely on the developments of second-layers solutions. He holds a degree in Science (Physics) and worked with Akademi Sains Malaysia. Started out in the science field then quickly moved into financial services industry specifically into blockchain and crypto as his interest sparked on the social implications that it may have to the world.
Aaron is a strong advocate of Crypto, Blockchain and DLT for the past 6 years. He is also the founder of Blockzero which provides consultancy services to the Oil and Gas as well as Blockchain Industry. In the Blockchain industry, Blockzero provides Strategic Advisory, Marketing, Education and Events organisation services for projects. Blockzero is also the local partner for Blockon Group, a world class events, incubator/accelerator and VC fund. He is also the Vice President of Malaysian Investors’ Association which is active in advocacy of investor rights in traditional capital markets and the upcoming ICO/STO market.
Colbert is a Senior Advisor with over 12 years of IT global operations and project management experience. As an avid crypto-currency enthusiast and owner of a bitcoin blog at Bitcoinmalaysia.com since 2012, he has organised various blockchain technology meetups in and around Malaysia and has built up a solid crypto community with diverse backgrounds.
Affendi Ariffin is the treasurer of ACCESS. Through his company and writings, Affendi is working towards a mature market ecosystem for Bitcoin and cryptocurrencies in Malaysia. Prior to his full time involvement in cryptocurrencies, Affendi worked as a private equity analyst for CIMB Investment Bank.
COMMITTEE MEMBER 1
Nas is a serial Internet entrepreneur for over 25 years. He holds a degree in computer engineering (BSE) and Masters in Technopreneurship. Currently serving as Managing Director for Zenith Touch Sdn Bhd, and Deputy Secretary for NEF Malaysian Association of Bumiputera ICT Entrepreneurs & Industry. Nas is also the founder of #senangbit, an initiative to encourage digital cash adoption.
COMMITTEE MEMBER 2
Anson Zeall is the Co-founder/CEO of CoinPip, a money transfer service leveraging on blockchain technologies. CoinPip is backed by 500 Startups, one of the most prominent venture capital firms in Silicon Valley. Anson is also the Chairman of ACCESS Singapore and an instructor of blockchain 101 at General Assembly Singapore. Prior to CoinPip, he ran a private family office in Singapore managing various asset classes, equities, derivatives and real estate. Anson is an alumni of University of New South Wales and Columbia Business School.
COMMITTEE MEMBER 3
Adam is the Chief Innovation Officer of LuxTag. He is a blockchain application architect with prior specialization in embedded systems and Internet of Things. Since 2015, he has helped multiple startups in Singapore, London and Hong Kong with product prototyping and advisory. He is a keen observer of technical and economic developments in Bitcoin, with an interest in forming multi-decade insights into its past and future. His current research interest is in secure digital asset custody, and Lightning Network.
COMMITTEE MEMBER 4
Abdullah Faeez is the CFO and Co-Founder of LuxTag. He was previously the Vice President of NEM Malaysia Association. Working previously in the financial services industry mainly in banking, financial advisory, strategy, digital and innovation. He holds a Masters Degree in Finance from ICMA Centre, Henley Business School, University of Reading and Bachelors Degree in Actuarial Science from UKM. He have 4 years experience in blockchain and cryptocurrencies, starting as a miner in 2013, subsequently a researcher, trader, advocate and now a startup founder.