Executive Team

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Josiah Hernandez

Founder, Global CEO
New York, USA

Josiah Hernandez is a FinTech entrepreneur as well as global thought leader and expert on central bank digital currency, bitcoin, and financial market structure; releasing research frequently reviewed by senior leaders at the International Monetary Fund (IMF), Bank for International Settlements (BIS), and numerous central banks. His work and expertise has been cited in mainstream publications such as Forbes, Wall Street Journal, Yahoo! Finance, International Business Times, and The Hill. 

 

Josiah is a bitcoin early adopter with extensive experience building institutional & retail digital currency liquidity solutions starting in 2013. He currently serves as the global CEO at Satoshi Capital Advisors, an advisory firm that works with central banks, governments, and industry leading corporations on digital transformation, fintech, and growth initiatives. He was previous the business development lead at Coinsetter, an institutional Wall Street based, high frequency trading focused digital currency exchange acquired by Kraken in 2016, and subsequently strategy lead at a large retail bitcoin brokerage firm.

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Yusuf Bashir

Africa Chairman
Kaduna, Nigeria

Yusuf Bashir is a career technologist with in-depth experience and proven expertise in engineering and product development going back to 2003. Yusuf built one of the first smart city and building automation networks in the world during his time at Johnson Controls in the USA and subsequently was recruited back to Nigeria to build a technology industry incubator in collaboration with the Kaduna state government. He has built private sector and public sector technology solutions bringing monumental change to millions of people across Africa and throughout the world.

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Daniel Truque

Head of Trading, Latin America CEO
San José, Costa Rica

Daniel Truque is a seasoned executive across research and operations departments with experience scaling large global teams. He is an expert in distributed ledger technology architecture and design, working with the world's largest financial institutions to implement DLT and blockchain technologies. Daniel was previous a portfolio specialist at AQR Capital and Bridgewater Associates, and a former consultant with McKinsey & Co.’s Risk Management Practice.

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Ohio Ifiabor

Africa CEO
Lagos, Nigeria

Ohio Ifiabor is an experienced executive with a verifiable 33 year record of outstanding achievements in several industries, including Banking & Financial Services (e.g. FinTech, Corporate & Investment Finance), Telecommunications & Technology, Infrastructure, Agriculture & Exports, Manufacturing & FMCG, Oil & Gas, Real Estate & Construction, Transportation & Logistics, as well as Renewable Power Generation & Distribution across various economies in Western Africa, Southern Africa, and Eastern Africa.

Management Team

Mohammed Sani Yusuf

Managing Director
Abuja, Nigeria

Mohammed Sani Yusuf is a seasoned business professional with a proven ability to blend creative and analytical thinking to apply new ideas and resourcefulness in propelling industries to the next level. He brings decades of experience from management consulting, payments, information technology, and real estate industries in strategy planning and execution, business analysis & strategy consultation, team leadership, and client interaction and relations. He strongly believes that an individual or industry can thrive on strategic networking, partnering, and alliance building.

Usman Aliyu

Managing Director

Lagos, Nigeria

Usman Aliyu is an established banker that spent two decades working his way up the corporate ladder at Bank of America and Wells Fargo in the USA. He has extensive expertise in various aspects of retail banking operations & management, in addition to deep experience in collateralization and securitization of mortgage-backed securities. Usman was subsequently recruited into a senior management role with a leading African conglomerate, where his focus areas include project management, process improvement, and strategy.

Adam Richard

Head of Private Equity
Miami, USA

Adam Richard is a serial technology industry entrepreneur, business development strategist, investment banker, and corporate development director. Adam founded the Houston Bitcoin and Smart Contract/Web 3.0 Meetups in 2013 and 2014, and has owned & managed 9 companies over his two decade career in finance and technology. He is a growth and turnaround expert and consultant focused on organization development and process efficiency, and currently also heads strategic partnerships at a leading Houston, Texas-based FINRA registered broker-dealer.

Noah Houghton

Director
Dallas, USA

Noah Houghton is a seasoned entrepreneur with extensive experience in financial services, technology, and marketing to the UHNW space. He has built and maintains a global network of relationships with executives at the world’s largest financial institutions and corporates in addition to a wide variety of market leading technology companies. Noah is an experienced executive, beginning his career over 25 years ago with KPMG in Canada and the Caribbean, serving in various capacities from audit to receiverships and international trust management. Noah served as an Executive Director for YPO (Young Presidents’ Organization).

Marina Spindler

Director
New York, USA

Marina Spindler is an experienced consultant for global firms and bitcoin sector ventures on business development & communications strategy - advancing their mission and leading their product and shareholder strategy. Previously, Marina spent 12 years as Executive Director for the Group of Fifty, a 501c6 organization where she managed relationships with 100+ CEOs from Fortune 500 companies while also forging 20+ international partnerships (WEF, The Carlyle Group, Goldman Sachs, etc.). She's also the lead author & researcher of the "Global Report on Women, Cryptocurrency and Financial Independence", published in The Defiant in May 2021.