Speakers

Our global speakers are well-known thought leaders and experts in the cryptocurrency and blockchain technology space. The majority of speakers will participate in-person in Johannesburg.

Fifi Peters (Master of Ceremonies) Award Winning Financial Journalist | Anchor at CNBC Africa | Host of SAfm Market Update with Moneyweb

Fifi Peters is an Award-Winning Financial Journalist and Broadcaster. She is a

Rene Reinsberg (Keynote Speaker) Co-Founder of Celo and President at Celo Foundation

Rene Reinsberg is a Co-founder of Celo and currently President of the

Julien Bouteloup Founder of Stake Capital Group (Stake DAO, BlackPool Finance, rekt.news) and Curve Core Team Member

Blockchain OG. DeFi Builder. HW Eng. First Flash Loan of the history.

John Kamara Founder of Adanian Labs and Afyarekod and Chairman of the African Blockchain Centre

John Kamara is a Tech Entrepreneur with over 20 years’ experience working

Briana Marbury Executive Director of the Interledger Foundation

Briana Marbury is the Executive Director of the Interledger Foundation (ILF), a

Tunji Odumuboni Executive Director - Africa at EMTECH

Tunji has extensive professional experience in delivering technology-enabled business transformation solutions for

Dr. Christopher Cleverly President at Tingo International Holdings

After completing a law degree at Kings College London LLB, Chris was

Michaël van de Poppe Chief Executive Officer and Founder Eight BV

Michaël van de Poppe, 28 years old from Amsterdam, the Netherlands, located

Prof. Dr. Bettina Schneider Professor of Cybersecurity and Blockchain at FHNW University of Applied Sciences and Arts Northwestern Switzerland

Prof. Dr. Bettina Schneider has been working at the Institute for Information

Yosuke Yoshida Co-CEO of EMURGO MEA

Yosuke Yoshida is the former CEO of EMURGO Japan, where EMURGO Group

Kevin Imani CEO at Sankore 2.0 / NEAR Kenya

Kevin is the Founder and CEO of Sankore 2.0, which operates in

Ayn Du Bazane Senior Fintech Analyst at the South African Reserve Bank and Chairperson of the Intergovernmental Fintech Working Group’s (IFWG) Crypto Asset Regulatory (CAR) Working Group

Ayn du Bazane is a Senior Fintech Analyst at the South African

Dr. Ntuthuko Bhengu Founder and Executive Chairman, Alchemy Health Technologies (Pty) Ltd

Dr. Ntuthuko Bhengu is a practitioner with extensive health sector experience as

Ran Neu Ner Co-founder and CEO at Onchain Capital and Founder at Crypto Banter

Ran Neu Ner is the CEO of Onchain Capital, a Crypto Asset

Gerhard van Deventer Senior Fintech Analyst at the South African Reserve Bank

Gerhard is a Senior Fintech Analyst in the South African Reserve Bank’s

Marius Reitz General Manager for Africa at Luno

Marius is the General Manager for Africa at Luno, a leading global

Matthew Higginson Partner at McKinsey & Company, Boston

Matt is part of McKinsey’s leadership team for Financial Services and Risk

Maya Caddle Chief of Staff at Nestcoin

Maya built one of the first non-cusotidal on/offramping P2P protocols for Africa

Gugu Newman Nyathi Founder at Ribbon Protocol

Gugu is the Founder of Ribbon Protocol, a Web3 health financing &

Felix Macharia CEO and Co-founder of Kotani Pay

Felix Macharia, the CEO and Co-founder of Kotani Pay has worked in

Chirayu Gandhi Associate Partner at McKinsey & Company, Johannesburg

Chirayu is an Associate Partner, Digital Business Builder and Fintech Leader for

Ernest Mbenkum Founder and CEO of Interstellar Inc. and Founder of the Bantu Blockchain Foundation

Ernest is a Cameroonian/Canadian entrepreneur, inventor, investor, and computer scientist who has

Prof. Angela Itzikowitz Executive in ENSafrica’s Banking and Finance Department

Professor Angela Itzikowitz is an Executive in ENSafrica’s Banking and Finance department.