All Team Members

Leadership Team

Miles Pelham

Miles Pelham

Chairman, CEO and Founder

Miles is a 21-year finance veteran, during which time he has managed substantial portfolios for leading global banks making in excess of $500m in trading profits. He retired from banking in 2017 to focus on Diginex. He is also presently the youngest serving Chairman of a UK listed company.

Richard Byworth

Richard Byworth

Chief Operating Officer

Richard is a 19 year finance veteran having held senior positions in London, Tokyo and Hong Kong. He has led global teams across multiple asset classes, as well as syndication, VC investment, deal structuring, derivative trading and platform, product and business sales.

Jose Perez

Jose Perez

Chief Innovation Officer

Jose is our lead blockchain architect and smart contract developer. He started his career as a quantitative developer and FinTech consultant to major financial institutions in Europe and Asia. He has been professionally involved in the crypto space since 2016 and built several Ethereum apps.

Liam Bussell

Liam Bussell

Chief Marketing Officer

Liam has spent 15 years in marketing and communications, having overseen highly successful programs across Asia. He moved into Fintech in 2014 and has worked on blockchain, payments and ICO projects, and is a regular speaker and panelist at industry conferences.

Adam Barker

Adam Barker

Chief Strategy Officer

Adam has 10 years’ experience of finance and entrepreneurship. He has worked at both institutional investment banks and hedge funds and in a hands-on capacity acquiring and turning around small businesses through his own private equity firm.

Gemini Lo

Gemini Lo

Chief Administrative Officer

Gemini has an extensive background in marketing and business development roles across a diverse set of industries including media, engineering, finance and other service industries. He has extensive experience managing budgets, staffing plans, compensation and benefits.

Laurent Bruchez

Laurent Bruchez

Head of Europe

Laurent is leading the expansion of the group in Europe. He has 15 years experience in risk and portfolio management of traditional and alternative asset
classes. He has been investing in crypto assets and providing crypto related advisory services to institutional investors since 2013.

Chris Yuen

Chris Yuen

Head of Software

Chris is a seasoned technologist with experience in domains ranging from image processing, big data, machine learning and mobile app development. Before joining Diginex he was a Lead Engineer in CLSA and Chief Technology Officer in GoGoVan.

Iku Mohamed

Iku Mohamed

Head of Japan

Iku has over 20 years of M&A experience. He formerly ran Japan operations for a Southeast Asian Tycoon, before founding a mobile technology company with major service providers and all Japanese mobile operators and handset manufacturers as customers.

Andres Aragoneses

Andres Aragoneses

Head of Research

Andres has 10 years’ experience working in multinational software firms. His passion for open source led him to get involved in projects such as Gnome, Google SoC, and later Bitcoin. Prior to joining Diginex he was VP of Engineering for Gatecoin.

Mark Blick

Mark Blick

Head of Government Projects

Mark is focused on blockchain solutions for governments from concept to implementation. He previously spent 20 years successfully scaling companies across Asia from early stage to maturity, including the Asia franchise of the world’s largest online platform for industry expertise.

Heather Dale

Heather Dale

Global Head of PR & Communications

Heather is passionate communicator with solid experience in running global integrated communications programs across the financial services and technology sectors. She was previously a journalist and has written about technology, business and finance based both in Europe and Asia.