Paul Woodcock is a Director for Citi Private Bank based in Dubai, UAE. Paul has over 30 years of experience in the financial services industry, with specific expertise in the offshore wealth and estate planning arena. During his international career, Paul has worked in Jersey, Hong Kong and more recently Dubai, where he helps establish wealth management solutions for ultra-high net worth clients based throughout MENA.
Andrew has over 29 years’ banking experience at top tier banking institutions carrying out roles in Miami where he was responsible for providing banking and investment services to clients in Latin America and the Caribbean, then South Africa and London offices, before he moved to the UAE in 2013. Based in Dubai, Andrew is the Country Head responsible for the bank's international growth in both the Ultra High Net Worth private client and professional intermediary sectors in the Middle & Far East. He is a Chartered Member of the Chartered Institute for Securities & Investment and graduated from the London Business School with an Executive MBA. Andrew also has full STEP membership, qualifying him as a Trust and Estate Practitioner.
Larsson has worked for two decades to create the emerging technologies of 2G, 3G, 4G, 5G and IOT in 10 different countries for Ericsson Group (NASDAQ: ERIC). Today the 8.0 billion mobile subscriptions exceed the world population, making it the biggest tech of all time. He has held various CTO roles and the role of Vice President for Mobile Broadband in Southeast Asia & Oceania with billions of dollars in yearly sales responsibility. Larsson is now dedicated to taking new technologies like blockchain to the same scale as telecom. As an investor and trader, he has created the Larsson Line trend indicator. He is an appreciated tech industry advisor, holds his own patents and since 11 years old, he has loved to code. Larsson is Swedish, has a beautiful wife and four young children.
Most recently, 4 years full-time investor and business start-up advisor in the crypto industry. When Joakim completed the impossible delivery of a 500 team member strong project to AT&T, he gave a T-shirt to everyone that read: “Everything is Possible”. This is Joakim. Two decades with Ericsson Group in technical leadership positions in 8 countries. Mobile App startups, RedHat, SAP, and Cisco. Kitesurfer. Joakim Holmer joined the Ericsson Group right after school and it was his passion for communication and travel that made Ericsson an easy choice. His initial years as mobile comms software engineer were followed by 15 years in various technical leadership positions around the world. Later Joakim has also worked with Software System Sales. With hunger to develop that included everything from Mobile App start-ups to RedHat, SAP, and Cisco.
Greg has over 15 years experience working in various roles in both retail and international finance, before moving into private banking.
Based in Dubai, where he has resided for 19 years, Greg manages the day-to-day running of a regional office as well as managing the intermediary relationships for the Middle East & Far East as well as supporting UHNW Private Clients.
Tristan Lowe has been in Dubai since 2006, shortly after the UAE opened real estate sales up to foreign investors. He is owner of the largest Conveyancing company in Dubai, Domain Conveyancing. He has successfully assisted with billions of AED on property transactions. He also owns Multi Build construction, a successful fit out company, and Property Booster, a tech start up which provides social media and marketing to Real Estate companies. He has worked closely with Government in the UAE to be an industry leader in the Middle East for conveyancing.
Tony is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Certified Accountants with over 25 years’ experience working in the energy and construction industries. Since 2015 Tony has been the CFO and Executive Director of London Listed PLC Lamprell working closely with Investors, Brokers and Banks having joined in 2013 as the VP for Finance. Prior to that Tony worked with Australian Listed Giant Leighton Holdings Group in Malaysia and the UAE, and thereafter with the Habtoor Leighton Group. In 2005 Tony left the UK to work as Group CFO for Dubai-based oilfield EPC firm, Global Process Systems. When in the UK, Tony held senior finance positions with Input/Output Inc. and the Expro Group.
John Fearnehough has 30 years experience in real estate agency, property investment, trading and development. He is one of the most prolific property investors in the UK, having traded over 1000 properties.
He also holds significant investments in UK hospitality and was an early investor in Mortgage Advice Bureau - now one of the UK's largest publicly traded mortgage brokers.
Managing Partner and Co-Founder of Pimlico Partners
Phillip Lord has more than 25 years of experience in global capital markets across United States, European, Asian and Australian markets. He is now the co- founder of Pimlico Partners, a global merchant bank headquartered in Dubai, and formerly M.D, at Nomura and Jefferies.
He has also formed deep relationships with major Sovereign Wealth Funds, private equity, venture capital and hedge funds. Phillip has over 25 years Corporate Finance experience in Hong Kong, Middle East, New York & Tokyo, with extensive financing relationships in Public & Private Markets.
With an expertise in crypto markets including coin/token issuance, centralized and decentralized exchanges/platforms, he is also experienced in dealing with entrepreneurs, understands funding capital, investor relationships, and exit needs.
Founder and CEO of LUNA PR, Dubai, United Arab Emirates.
Nikita Sachdev is an Indian-American serial entrepreneur and investor. Nikita has had a keen interest in multiple industries, yet found her passion in the Crypto and Blockchain space in 2017, after working for the crypto giant, Huobi.
Nikita launched Luna Management, a talent management agency and production house, with her partner in 2015. Soon after that, Nikita discovered the Crypto and Blockchain space, which piqued her interest. She began investing in crypto and working alongside some of the largest companies in the fintech space, which led her to eventually exit Luna Management and launch her own public relations and marketing agency, Luna PR.
David is the CEO of JM Financial & CryptoSouk, both of which are companies providing services in the financial sector. He has over 20 years of experience in the financial services industry with expertise in the operational, regulatory, risk and technical fields. He also had multiple ventures in the GCC, Switzerland and New Zealand. David has also been a Crypto pioneer in the GCC since 2017 and has been involved with multiple GCC-based efforts to bring the technology to the mainstream.