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Aron Dutta - Co-Founder & Chairman: One of the pioneers in the blockchain and technology space, having founded and exited multiple businesses. Aron has over 30 years of experience in various operating and leadership roles in business, technology, innovation, strategic consulting & advisory services, and entrepreneurial ventures implementing next generation disruptive technologies and business models – always on the new frontier of explorations, discoveries, and inventions. Aron is the Founder of Ambika, Inc., a Business Venture Innovation Company (BVIC) focused on the next frontier of industries and economies. Ambika executes adjacent ventures across sectors needed to get to desired macro outcomes. Ambika invests in, builds, operates these new frontier ventures and the supporting ecosystems. Aron’s prior experience includes: IBM, Cisco Technologies, Diligent Solutions, Ambika Group, Scient Corp. (SCNT), Viant Corp. (VIAN), Booz Allen & Hamilton Inc., Salomon Brothers Inc, Department of Defense, TRW, and Distributed Information Systems Inc. Aron is an Alumni of Gumball3000, Cannonball Run, and ART - Atlantic Road Trip, Founding President of the largest Indian Motorcycles Riders Group (IRG NJ), past Brand Ambassador of Indian Motorcycles, Gumball3000, Members Only Clothing, Panda Diplomacy, and contributor to many books, conferences and academic institutions and forward looking groups such as X-Prize, Singularity, Kairos Society, Milken Institute, Davos/WEF, UNID2020 and a new member/participant of Women in Blockchain and Cannabis NYC. Aron enjoys and loves to explore tastes of the world, vibrations of all frequencies, and gadgets that unite and help humanity.

 

 

 

Clayton Kingman - Co-Founder & Chief Executive Officer: Clayton Kingman is renowned for his expertise in driving business growth and fostering innovation. With extensive experience across a diverse range of businesses, from startups to global corporations. His unwavering commitment to delivering exceptional results and his ability to spot opportunities that drive profitability and create new market openings have earned him a trusted reputation. Throughout his career, Clayton has demonstrated remarkable expertise in developing global strategies, establishing fruitful partnerships with renowned brands, orchestrating successful business recoveries, and spearheading the establishment of new business units for major corporations. His impressive track record showcases his ability to navigate complex business environments and deliver tangible results. One of Clayton's standout qualities is his unparalleled knack for identifying opportunities that drive profitability, foster growth, and unlock new market potential. His acute business acumen allows him to spot hidden prospects and capitalize on them swiftly. Clayton's ability to think outside the box and envision innovative solutions sets him apart as a true commercial innovator, capable of comprehending the multifaceted aspects of any organization. Clayton Kingman's profile is characterized by a unique blend of strategic vision, commercial innovation, and a deep understanding of the intricacies of business. His ability to spot opportunities, drive profitability, and lead companies through transformative journeys makes him a highly sought after professional.

 

 

 

Dr. Aaron Bazin - Co-Founder & Chief Strategy Officer: From the tribal regions of Pakistan to the capitals of Europe, he is known for being a one-of-a-kind strategic thinker. His mission is to empower organizations with forward-thinking visions that drive sustained, positive growth. His series of successes include being a trailblazer as the Co-Founder and Chief Strategy Officer of HDEX, the world’s first global hydrogen marketplace, and a strategic visionary who led the development of 16 strategic blueprints for global giants, nimble start-ups, and impactful non-profits. As a thought leader, he has authored over 30 publications exploring human behavior, organizational dynamics, and strategic foresight. His global impact extends to redefining possibilities and accelerating change for NATO, the U.S. Army, and Special Operations Command. As a change catalyst, he orchestrated the withdrawal of over 100,000 servicemembers from Iraq, marking a historic shift. With grit and resilience, he navigated over 400 combat missions, including the 2008 Marriott Hotel bombing in Islamabad, earning both the Bronze Star and Combat Action Badge.

 

 

 

Adeel Kiani - Chief Product Officer: Adeel Kiani has 16 years of business leadership experience and is responsible for driving revenue growth through new business acquisitions, team leadership, operational management, corporate and board governance, regulatory approvals, compliance, and team management. Adeel is proficient in managing financial service projects with exceptional team supervision, project coordination and analytical problem-solving skills. Adeel worked as Chief Operating Officer at BullionFX LTD (Cayman/Australia) and assisted the company in building an Ethereum-based decentralised financial Ecosystem that tokenises Physical Gold using Blockchain technology. Adeel closely worked with Australian and Cayman regulators and successfully obtained a Digital Currency Exchange license from AUSTRAC (Australia's anti-money laundering and counter-terrorism financing (AML/CTF) regulator and financial intelligence unit) and VASP (Virtual Asset Service Provider) registration from CIMA (Cayman Islands Monetary Authority) and acted as AML and MLRO for the BullionFX.

 

 

 

Rob Striar - Chief Marketing Officer: Robert Striar is a seasoned professional with over two decades of experience working with Fortune 500 companies. He founded M Style, a trusted partner for top-tier brands seeking expertise in brand crafting and market positioning. With a keen understanding of consumer behavior, Striar has consistently delivered exceptional results for his clients across various industries. Having served a diverse clientele including leading sports leagues, major media companies, government agencies, and players in the renewable energy sector, Striar's impact on the market is undeniable. His ability to navigate complex landscapes and devise innovative strategies has earned him a reputation as a go-to advisor for companies seeking growth and brand recognition. Striar is actively involved in industry events and thought leadership initiatives. He recently showcased his expertise at the prestigious RE+ show in Las Vegas, where he shared insights on market growth strategies and brand penetration with industry leaders. A graduate of the University of Vermont, Striar continues to stay at the forefront of global business trends. He currently serves as a member of the Strategy Board of the China-US Business Alliance, where he contributes his expertise to fostering collaboration and innovation between the two economic powerhouses.

 

 

 

Joselina Peralta- Chief Operating Officer: Joselina comes with over 20 years of international experience as Chief Procurement Officer and Supply Chain executive leading various industries across FMCG, Chemicals, pharmaceuticals, Oil & Gas and Food Manufacturing industries. She most recently served as Chief Procurement Officer & Supply Chain SVP at Mamas Creations. It’s currently a Tompkins Ventures Partner and Founder of STRACTIX. Her broad-based expertise includes building world class Procurement & Supply Chain Orgs, Transformational Leadership, Growth Strategy, Strategic Planning, Propelling Innovation through Agile New Product Ideation, Development, Commercialization, and creating Engaged & Resilient Culture through Talent Coaching. Joselina is dedicated to building effective relationships and providing crucial strategic support to stakeholders, shareholders, and executives board of directors. Voted “Top 10 Women to Watch in Procurement by Fairmarkit, 2021”: “Supply Chain Top 25 of Top 100 Women in Supply Chain, by Digital Supply Chain Mag & IBM” and “Top Leader in Women in Supply Chain Series, APEX Logistics in 2020”. She is an Ambassador of the Sustainability Sourcing Pledge and Executive Member of Chief joined in 2022. In 2023 Keynote Speaker, leading Innovation Exchange at GDS Supply Chain Conference, Thought Leadership Panelist During March Women’s History Month and GWSCL 2023 Panelist of Managing Supply Chain Risks in Building Resiliency. Joselina holds Bachelor of Arts, Business Administration and Master of Science, Economics from Pontificia Universidad Católica Madre y Maestra, Dominican Republic

Jean-Luc Gustave- Vice President of Investor Relations: Jean-Luc comes with a wealth of experience in designing, advising and selling complex projects into the C suite, especially with Fortune 500, institutions and family offices. His career started at data and tech companies in Asia and Europe : Gartner, SAS, Dun&Bradstreet and Thomson Reuters, where he was mainly in charge of Fortune 100 clients (Goldman Sachs, JP Morgan, BNP Paribas, AIG, Bank of China) Since 2015, he has been involved with various blockchain and crypto projects, in different capacities - as Head of Innovation and Business Strategy for a Private Equity fund (family office owned), as an Investor and most recently as Managing Partner at a leading Digital Assets Advisory and Investment firm serving Institutional Investors and Family Offices around the world. Passionate about the transformational potential of blockchain technology and the impact of token and cryptocurrencies economies on the existing business models and strategies, Jean-Luc brings a wealth of interpersonal skills, contacts, and cultural understanding from Europe, Asia and Emerging Markets. Jean-Luc has a Masters of Law from Université Panthéon Assas (Paris), a LL.M. from University of Luxembourg and has graduated from Henley Business School Executive Hedge Fund Management program.

 

 

 

Dale Anne Bourjaily: Advisor Dale Anne worked as programme director economic development for the sustainable development agreements between the Netherlands, Benin, Bhutan and Costa Rica at Ecooperation and later as Senior Advisor sustainable economic development at the Royal Tropical Institute in the Netherlands. Ms. Bourjaily’s innovations in sustainable chain management was described in papers presented at the OESO, UNEP and UNCTAD and at Greening of Industry Network conferences. She started a venture capital fund in Amazonia managed by Banco Axial and raised 50 million euros from the pharma industry for investment in phytopharmaceutical research and development by local laboratories resulting in 21 patents on active ingredients. Since 2005 she has been engaged in clean tech venture capital and DLT.

 

 

 

Elmer Francisco: Elmer Francisco is the scion of the Francisco clan of Las Piñas City, the makers of the world renowned Francisco Jeepney for 76 years since 1947. Francisco assembled and distributed several foreign brands over the decades. Francisco is now in the process of replacing all 250,000 old fossil fuel powered jeepneys into renewable powered units. He studied BS-Physics at De La Salle University and AB-Consular and Diplomatic Affairs at DLSU College of St. Benilde. While actively engaging in business and philanthropy, Francisco continued his studies at Harvard Business School where he took Entrepreneurship in Emerging Economies, at Massachusetts Institute of Technology where he took Machine Learning and at Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania where he took Entrepreneurship, Business Foundation Specialization, Marketing, Financial Accounting, Managing Social & Human Capital, Corporate Finance, Operations Management, FinTech Specialization, FinTech: Foundations, Payments & Regulations, Cryptocurrency and Blockchain: An Introduction to Digital Currencies, Lending, Crowdfunding & Modern Investing, Application of Artificial Intelligence, InsurTech & Real Estate Technology, Artificial Intelligence for Business, Global Trends for Business & Society, Corruption, Social Entrepreneurship, Business Strategies for Social Impact, and Business Strategies for A Better World Specialization. Elmer is heavily engaged in climate change mitigation initiatives which include relief goods distribution for survivors of natural calamities, propagation of use of solar and other renewable power and promotion of plant-based food and other products to save the environment. Francisco was the Special Advisor to the Director General of the Philippine Economic Zone Authority for 6 years from 2016 to 2022 and currently the Investment Promotion Partner for North America of the same agency. He is also the Economic Zone and Investments Promotion Ambassador of the Office of the Governor of the Province of Camarines Norte, Bicol Region, Philippines.

 

 

 

Monique Morrow: Advisor Monique Morrow is a seasoned technology executive with a distinguished career spanning over two decades. Her pioneering work in the fields of networking, cloud computing, and blockchain technology has earned her recognition as a thought leader in the industry. With a background that includes leadership roles at global corporations as well as startups, Monique offers a unique perspective on the intersection of technology and sustainability. She has a focus in Cybersecurity and Decentralized Digital Identity and has been working in the Telecommunications sector. Monique's passion for sustainability and environmental stewardship is evident in her work and advocacy efforts. She has been a vocal proponent of leveraging technology to address pressing global challenges, including climate change and energy transition. With a keen focus on creating a more sustainable future, Monique's involvement with the HDEX-Hydrogen Advisory Board underscores her dedication to advancing clean energy solutions. In her role on the HDEX Hydrogen Advisory Board, Monique aims to leverage her expertise to promote the widespread adoption of hydrogen technology. By fostering collaboration among industry stakeholders and driving innovative solutions, she envisions a future where hydrogen plays a pivotal role in the global energy landscape. Monique's strategic insights and unwavering commitment to sustainability make her a driving force behind the transition to a cleaner, greener world.

 

 

 

Robert Flohr: Advisor In recent years, Robert Flohr has been engaged as an advisor and board member for a number of innovative entrepreneurial ventures dealing with emerging technologies. These businesses focus on such diverse platforms as fintech/digital banking/payments, e-commerce, cyber security and clean energy. Mr. Flohr, who has spent over 20 years based in London, continues to operate globally, and has served as a senior advisor and consultant to major banks, asset management firms, private investors and technology businesses. He has worked with the banks’ boards and executive leadership, and consulted on issues related to corporate restructuring and integration, strategic planning and business growth, leadership and change management. Over the past 25 years, he has served as a major catalyst in some of the most significant transformations and growth stories in global banking. Other experiences include assisting a European investment firm focused on wealth management in raising capital and improving the performance of a portfolio company, as well as guiding the restructuring of an important Middle East regional bank. He has also served on the Board of a European payments business and on the Board of a Bermuda bank holding company. Earlier in his career, he spent four years as an Assistant Dean of Admissions and academic advisor at Princeton University. He began his consulting career at McKinsey and Company and spent significant time in the executive search industry, during which he worked with Korn Ferry as the head of its Financial Services Practice in Europe. In that role, he held responsibility for coordinating global coverage and client service for investment banks and asset management firms. A graduate of Princeton University, Mr. Flohr holds a Bachelor of Arts in Social Psychology with a Certification in American Studies.

 

 

 

Santh Sathya: Advisor Santh Sathya founded LuftCar - an autonomous air and road mobility eVTOL mobility company in March 2021. Santh deeply cares for environment sustainability and is a relentless innovator of technologies that solve complex problems, improve lives, build social equity and fuel progress. Santh served as the Director of Strategy for L3Harris, managing $2B P&L for the Sector CEO. Santh was head of systems engineering at Boeing - Insitu drones, and led Model Based Systems Engineering and digital twin development. He held a position as Vice President of Strategy for Johnson Controls joint venture in Asia Pacific, where he laid out a five year strategy for EVs, Electrification and Smart Cities, increasing revenue by 25% in energy and transportation markets. Santh managed operations for a $1B P&L at GE Energy, where he pioneered lean product development. Santh's greatest accomplishment was in developing and building 30 hydrogen fuel cell cars for Ford Motor Company. Santh has core expertise in hydrogen fuel cells, propulsion, AI architectures and lean start up. Santh has a MBA from the Fuqua School of Business, Duke University, MS in mechanical engineering from Ohio University and BS in Mechanical Engineering from College of Engineering, Guindy. Santh also holds an Artificial Intelligence Strategy Certification from MIT.

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