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Creative and Financial Freedom

At BOLT, we make it easy for users, streamers, and brands to create and grow value on the web through incentivised engagement programs, powered by decentralised finance

Stream

Shop

Shape

Culture

Speed and
Agility beats Size

Flexibility is the name of the game at BOLT. We evolve and implement changes quickly to create a preferred ecosystem for users, streamers, and brands.

Make everyone
Successful

We must continually invest in the success of our users, streamers, and brands.

Decentralise and Democratise Creativity

The power of our ecosystem’s ideas and energy will transform BOLT from a platform into a movement of actionable creativity.

One Eye on
the Future

We measure the impact of our work not in days, but in the years to come

Meet the Team

We are here to help users and brands create and grow value on the new web

Founders&
Advisors

Jamal Hassim

Co-Founder and CEO

Christel Quek

Co-Founder and CTO

Trevor Healy

Advisor, Strategy

Founders&
Advisors

Varun Agarwal

Advisor, Data

Nicholas Aaron Khoo

Advisor, Partnerships

Ivan Poon

Advisor, Technology

Jack Yeu

Advisor, Blockchain

Jamshed Wadia

Advisor, Marketing

Team Leaders

Graham Duncan

Director of Finance

Atif Sarwar

Head, Investor Relations and MENA Operations

Lim Ming Na

General Counsel

Team Leaders

Henrique Fadini

Head of Data

Jason Knox

Head of Corporate Services

Anwar Arieff

Head of Partnerships

Alvin Austria

Head of Systems Engineering

Bairong Huang

Manager, Technology and Development

Avinash Kannan

Head of User Experience

Alessandro Borrelli

Head of Content Production

Divya Singh

Head of People and Culture

Community

Scott Jackfield

Head of Blockchain Community Development

Thayne Swindell

Head of Community

John Peterson

Head of Blockchain Operations

Jamal Hassim

Co-Founder and CEO

Jamal co-founded BOLT in 2017. A lifelong entrepreneur, Jamal has invested, restructured, launched, and operated various television and radio networks across the world since 1995, including the TV5 Group in the Philippines, SPH Group in Singapore, JakTV in Indonesia, and the Media Prima Group across Malaysia and Africa. Currently, Jamal is a business panel commentator with CNBC, and also sits on the advisory board of the University of Wales, Aberystwyth, where he received his Bachelor of Laws (Hons) in 1990. Jamal had additionally trained as a Barrister at the Inns of Court School of Law. Jamal is based in London. 

Christel Quek

Co-Founder and CTO

Christel co-founded BOLT in 2017. A Forbes 30 Under 30 awardee in 2019, she has led senior roles across Fortune 500 companies, including as Head of Content at Twitter (International Markets), the Social Business Lead for Samsung in Asia, and as the VP of Asia Pacific at Brandwatch (now acquired by Cision). Prior to starting BOLT, Christel was one of the first members and the CMO at Zilliqa, the smart-contract processing blockchain platform. She has also been awarded by The Guardian as one of the top 10 global digital strategists, Campaign Asia-Pacific as a Woman to Watch, and Business Insider as one of the 30 best executives to follow on Twitter. Christel received her Bachelor of Social Sciences (Geography) from the National University of Singapore in 2012. Christel is based in Singapore. 

Trevor Healy

Advisor, Strategy

Trevor is the Managing Partner at Sansa Advisors. Trevor has a passion for building companies and works with founders and CEOs to grow their companies to be the best they can be. He and his team have worked on over 75 sale, merger and fundraising transactions. He helps bring great companies to Singapore and builds relationships between the city state and Silicon Valley. He is also an avid sports fan, collector of contemporary art, and consumer of great wine and food, when his diet allows it! Trevor is based in the US and Singapore. 

Varun Agarwal

Advisor, Data

Varun Agarwal, leads data and analytics for Reckitt Benckiser (RB) in ASEAN. He was previously with Coca-Cola, during which he led regional analytics and insights capability development, training and deployment to solve key business issues and unlock opportunities. Prior to this, he was with P&G first joining as manager, brand strategy, analytics and insights for Pampers, overseeing the Philippines, Vietnam and Japan markets. The role later evolved to oversee Insights for Pampers, Whispers and white space expansion for Asia Pacific. Varun is based in Singapore.

Nicholas Aaron Khoo

Advisor, Partnerships

With over 15 years of diverse experience, Nicholas has been a co-founder and board member in businesses, non profits, and government. Nicholas has also led a regional team for Visa supporting the biggest internet businesses like Tencent, Alibaba, Ctrip, and SEA manage their risks in digital transactions, serving on Visa’s Asia Pacific Merchant Sales & Solutions leadership. Nicholas is based in Singapore.

Ivan Poon

Advisor, Technology

Ivan is the co-founder and CEO of Switcheo Labs. Being technically focused, he has also helmed the development of Zilswap, Demex and Switcheo Tradehub – Switcheo’s side chain based on Tendermint. Ivan is based in Singapore.

Jack Yeu

Advisor, Blockchain

Jack is the co-founder and chief commercial officer at Switcheo Labs leading partnerships and investments. Jack has also led the development of Zilswap and Demex. Jack is based in Singapore.

Jamshed Wadia

Advisor, Marketing

Jamshed has established Centres of Excellence, led Digital Transformation, managed Global Sales Accounts and led Product management across his two-decade career at Intel for Asia Pacific. 

As an active advisor in the startup ecosystem, Jamshed is also an advisor to Startup-O, a global StartUp platform, and a mentor at Eduspaze, Singapore’s first EdTech accelerator. Jamshed is based in Singapore. 

Graham Duncan

Director of Finance

Graham is BOLT’s Director of Finance, where he leads the finance and reporting functions at BOLT. Graham is a Chartered Accountant (FCA CF qualified) by training, with over two decades of experience in advising and reporting for listed and private companies. Besides having extensive experience in reporting for companies listed on equity capital markets in the UK (LSE Main Market, AIM and NEX) , Graham has financial management and reporting experience for companies in China and Southeast Asia. Graham is based in London.

Atif Sarwar

Head, Investor Relations and MENA Operations

Atif is the Head of Investor Relations and MENA Operations at BOLT. Previously, Atif worked as an investment banker at Goldman Sachs, UBS and Credit Suisse in London. He then founded Capira Capital, a corporate advisory firm where he works with a wide range of investment firms including private family offices, PE funds and treasury arms of private companies in the GCC, US, and UK. Atif now leads our MENA operations, and also our investors relations function. Atif is based in Dubai and London.

Lim Ming Na

General Counsel

Ming Na is the General Counsel of BOLT. Her areas of expertise include broadcasting, media, and intellectual property. Prior to joining BOLT Global, Ming Na was the General Counsel & Corporate Secretary of The Iclif Leadership and Governance Centre; SAVP of MEASAT Broadcast Network Systems (Astro); and AVP of ntv7. Ming Na is based in Malaysia.

Henrique Fadini

Head of Data

Henrique heads up Data and Analytics at BOLT. Previously, Henrique was a planning engineer at Avibras, where he planned the prototype manufacturing process for a strategic Brazilian Army Project. Henrique did a pre-MBA at the Graduate School of Management, Globis University and has a certification in Data Science from General Assembly. Henrique is based in Singapore.

Jason Knox

Head of Corporate Services

Jason heads up Corporate Services at BOLT. Previously, Jason has worked for Scotia Bank, the private equity firm 3i, the Sponsor Finance team at GE Capital, and he also worked as a Corporate Finance Manager with UK Government Investments.  Jason holds an MBA degree from the Manchester Business School and is a qualified accountant. Jason is based in London. 

Anwar Arieff

Head of Partnerships

Anwar heads up Partnerships at BOLT, where he develops strategic partnerships with BOLT’s wider ecosystem, and also looks at go-to-market development. Anwar is passionate about decentralised finance and the limitless opportunities it presents for the media ecosystem. Anwar graduated with a Master of Science in Medical Biotechnology and Business Management from the University of Warwick, and holds a Bachelor of Science in Medical Sciences from the University of Edinburgh. Anwar is based in London.

Alvin Austria

Head of Systems Engineering

Alvin heads up Systems Engineering at BOLT. Prior to BOLT, Alvin was a Senior Operations Executive at SyQic, an OTT provider for live TV and on-demand video content for mobile devices. He was also a Broadcast Engineer at PLDT, the leading telecommunications and digital services provider in the Philippines. Alvin is based in Malaysia.

Bairong Huang

Manager, Technology and Development

Bairong heads up Technology and Development at BOLT. Prior to BOLT, Bairong co-founded Deanslist.sg and worked at Bloomberg as a Data Analyst and at LinkedIn as a Data Quality Analyst. Bairong graduated from the University of York with a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics and Finance in 2014, and represented Singapore in the SEA Games in Fencing. Bairong is based in Singapore.

Avinash Kannan

Head of User Experience

Avinash is the Head of User Experience at BOLT. Previously, Avinash has worked as a Motion Designer for Playtonia eSports and as a Graphic Designer for the social media wing of “Sun News”. Avinash graduated from SRM University with a Bachelor of Science in Design and Visual Communications in 2018. Avinash is based in India. 

Alessandro Borrelli

Head of Content Production

Alessandro is the Head of Content Production at BOLT. Previously, Alessandro ran his own YouTube channel, “Doctor App”, and was also a Social Media Manager for Figurine Storiche Calciatori Panini, which included developing social media strategy for over 70,000 daily subscribers. Alessandro is based in London.

Divya Singh

Head of People and Culture

Divya heads up People and Culture at BOLT. Passionate about developing inclusive workspaces and holistic teams, Divya has taken numerous courses from INSEAD, Yale and The Wharton School in topics across Gender Diversity, Fostering Inclusion, and in HR Management and Analytics. Divya is based in Singapore.

Scott Jackfield

Head of Blockchain Community Development

Scott is the Head of BOLT’s Blockchain Community Development initiatives, with a passion for helping people from all around the world to create and grow value across the BOLT ecosystem. Scott is based in North America. 

Thayne Swindell

Head of Community

Thayne is the Head of Community at BOLT, where he helps to coordinate community activities and programs with our various BOLT nation communities that have  been spearheaded by BOLT advocates. Thayne is based in North America. 

John Peterson

Head of Blockchain Operations

John is the Head of Blockchain Operations at BOLT and our resident guru of the interoperable blockchain community. A well-loved community leader and moderator, John also manages Switcheo’s communities and technical questions alongside the work he does at BOLT. John is based in Decentraland.

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