Our team is a group of growth-minded friends productively collaborating at the global level. We are an ethnically diverse group, with distinct and valuable talents from a variety of academic and professional backgrounds, sharing a common vision of significant social impact. We take pride in our company culture of mutual trust and respect, and ethical high expectations. We don’t just dream big beautiful dreams; we are fully committed to the integrity and hard work it will take to make them come true.
Founder & Chairman of the Board
RAKI BROWN’s can do spirit and hands-on approach as Founder & Chairman are the hallmarks of OMNIA DeFi. His facile, open mind, combined with an unconventional upbringing, gives Raki the ability to perceive big problems from a fresh angle, offering completely unique solutions. Most recently Raki has dedicated his time to bringing his many ideas to life, attracting unique talents to his team and solidifying his network of industry influencers and advisors. At the young age of twenty, Raki successfully established and managed Avalon Solutions, a utility company, as his first enterprise. The young entrepreneur’s passion for robotics and AI subsequently connected him to Dr. Mirko Kovac, Director of Aerial Robotics Laboratory at Imperial College, London. Together they formed SkyCity Robotics, a collaborative experience centered on Raki’s invention of a skyscraper window cleaning drone.
Janie DamCo-Founder & Chief Impact Officer
As Co-Founder and Chief Impact Officer JANIE DAM, JD, EdD is OMNIA DeFi’s creative thought leader. In this role Janie seeks to apply her proven polymath mindset toward impactful fintech leadership in an environment of unprecedented change. She holds a bachelor’s in Mathematical Sciences with emphasis on Biology, and doctoral degrees in Law and Education. In 1991 Janie became one of the youngest persons appointed Assistant Attorney General at the state level in the United States. Subsequently a recognized keynote speaker, Janie was featured on the cover of Crain’s Chicago Business Magazine, Forty Under 40 edition. In the year 2000 Janie shifted her energy to educating the 21st century global workforce: integrated instructional technologies, authentic student assessment, and the public charter school movement. “If social parity were a gold coin, free public education and the rule of law are its two sides.”
Jørgen Skov Christensen
Chief Executive & Financial Officer
JØRGEN SKOV CHRISTENSEN’s track record in the financial sector boasts numerous achievements. As OMNIA DeFi’s Chief Executive and Financial Officer, Jørgen will prove himself indispensable to fintech clients seeking to explore options in a world where old and new normals mix. He is well versed from back to front end of the financial value chain and holds a NLP Business Master Practitioner combined with other leadership programs. Under Jørgen’s helm, Danske Bank and Nordea Bank effectively centralised Nordic Issuer Services operational units, successfully created ISAE3402 audit reports covering all areas within Sub Custody, efficiently achieved compliance to implemented transaction reporting regulations. A former Fysisk Form advisory board chairman, Jørgen has served as cross border manager, influencer and mentor in a number of areas: Sales and Trading, Corporate Actions, Issuer Services, Relationship Management within Sub and Global Custody.
Chief Operations Officer & Data Protection Officer
As Chief Operations Officer, VERA ISHANI is OMNIADeFi’s KYC and AML lead liaison with the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA). She is a certified GDPR Practitioner and Data Protection Officer registered with the United Kingdom Information Commissioner’s Office. Vera’s thoroughness and personable approach to delivering client solutions are notable assets to company operations. Vera holds a masters degree with distinction in Management of Business Information Technology, and will begin her PhD program in 2022. Her academic studies followed by 30 years of effective professional experience in the IT and authentication sector endow her with excellent working knowledge of security and risk management, ISO 31000, ISO 27001/2, data privacy, internal auditing, data protection (DPA and GDPR) and IT project management among others.
Chief Technical Officer
THEO RICHARD is full of curiosity and loves to ask questions. According to him, continual questioning allows one to have a better understanding of the world and to arrive at better solutions to problems. With a broad knowledge of the Blockchain and significant financial success as an investor in cryptocurrencies, Théo directs OMNIA DeFi’s technical integration as Chief Technical Officer. His focus is to secure digitalisation of assets via trustless systems of uncensorable evidence and non-editable evidence. What is Théo’s big dream beside coming up with the very best all-around Blockchain innovations on the planet? Exploring the entire globe by backpacking…proving himself to be a true Millennial Digital Nomad.
A versatile full stack developer with a background in biotechnology, GIUSEPPE PELLEGRINO is committed to decentralised blockchain technologies as a foundation upon which human society will stand for the long term. He has devoted time to intergenerational compatibility initiatives such as digital literacy projects that connect people of all age groups. Giuseppe’s spare time is spent on electronics hackathons and tabletop role-playing games. These diverse interests and experiences serve to enhance Giuseppe’s insight as Lead Developer for OMNIA DeFi platform as a universal tool.
Information & Cyber Security Lead
MIKE ADE holds the BSc degree in Computer Systems Forensics & Security and the MSc degree in Cyber Security. As a specialized consultant and member of the Cyber Security Information Sharing Partnership, Mike brings to OMNIA DeFi impressive qualifications including IASME Cyber Essentials and IBITGQ GPPR Practitioner status. In addition to cyber security, Mike’s avid interest in blockchain has led to “Using Blockchain Technologies to Solve Trust Issues for the IoT” as the topic of his MSc thesis. His academic training and stellar professional track record highly qualify Mike as the company’s Information & Cyber Security Lead.
Developer & Designer
ELLIOT ANTHONIOZ holds both a bachelor’s degree and a DUT technical degree in Information Technology. As a Developer & Designer for OMNIA DeFi, Elliot brings elegance in design, organisational solutions that save time and gain cost efficiency for the client. When he’s not doing research on state-of-the-art blockchain technologies, Elliot enjoys a good game of football or is found on the slopes happily skiing.
Head of Marketing
CHRYSTALLA TSIAMPARTA is OMNIA DeFi’s social media specialist. As a marketer, Chrystalla has her finger on the pulse of the customer base and never misses a beat. Highly people-oriented and product-savvy, she is your trendy shopping buddy, your friendly bargain hunting guide with a competitive edge, your prosumer’s prosumer. She will undoubtedly make the clientele go “Wow!” When not socializing, marketing online and off, Chrystalla is caught acing or spiking a volleyball at the center line.
LAURA SAES’s digital artistry and aptitude for social media brought her to OMNIA DeFi’s marketing team. Her fluency in French, English, Spanish and academic study of Mandarin contributes to the company’s global client outreach as well. Whether she is designing an exquisite tattoo, intriguing blends of texture and color for cloth making or informational visuals for crypto products, Laura lends her special sense of style.
Phil Inje Chang
Advisor, Decentralised Systems and Product Development
PHILINJE CHANG is a seasoned technology product developer in the domains of crypto/DeFi, AI, SaaS, Ad Tech, mobile, ecommerce, video/broadcast, OTT, energy, real estate, trading (gold, equities, options, currencies and crypto). He is also well known as the primary author of myriad Wikipedia Foundation publications since 2011. Mr. Chang’s global experience encompasses Silicon Valley (16 years), UK (7 years), and Japan/Asia (10 years). Currently based in London, Mr. Chang is Chief Product Officer at Verasity. He has also served as consultant to MakerDAO, to onboard real-world assets including real estate as collateral for DAI.
Advisor, Smart Contracts
LENNOX GAY is an expert on Ethereum Hyperledger and Solidity smart contracts. A holder of the MSC degree in Software Engineering, HND Electronics & Telecommunication, Mr. Gay is a proven agnostic developer with wide experience in POC, R&D, Mobile Telecoms, Multimedia, Oil and Gas Renewable Energy, Charity, Banking, Electronics, Music, MR, AI, AR, Blockchain Art, Fashion and Automotive Currency. He holds a United Kingdom Patent in Wireless Messaging Architecture, and is known for his contribution to the development of the world’s first set top box interactive TV and mobile banking app.
Advisor, Strategic Marketing
Advisor, Product Design
A Techstars-London mentor, TOMISLAV KOZACINSKI has owned and operated a small boutique design agency, consulted as Lead Product Designer for large company b2b projects, run mastermind communities for solopreneurs and small business owners. Breaking Freelance is Mr. Kozacinski’s insightful newsletter for freelancers and first-time founders. A popular motivational speaker, he has traveled the world on talks and workshops, from South Africa to Siberia. Amazingly, Tom is also a professional stand up comedian, since 2005! He loves both cats and dogs, and riding his cool motorcycle.
Advisor, Corporate and Global Affairs
MASOOD ARIFF is a senior executive with over 37 years of experience in international banking, including Adviser to Commerce Bank of Zambia, placed in London. His extensive professional background covered credit and risk management, trade and project finance, feasibility and value engineering studies, marketing and human resource management. Since 1998 Mr. Ariff has turned his focus to innovating recycling technologies that convert composite solid waste materials with little or no value into highly valuable fractions. For over 20 years he has worked closely with renown scientist Ron Hodkinson, and in 2007 was instrumental in organising the first public demonstration of a PEM Fuel Cell, in Mumbai, India. Mr. Hodkison’s work on systems integration and materials technology for both Alkaline and PEM Fuel Cells resulted in the production of the Tower Cube. Since 2018 Mr. Ariff has been associated with the development of zero emission compression ignition ammonia engine with Ron Hodkinson. He holds three directorships in green technology companies based in London.
Advisor, Future Trends
NILS ELMARK is Founder and Consulting Futurist of Incepcion Ltd., and Creative Director of Bankinglab.london. For over 20 years Mr. Elmark has been helping international business leaders to mould their companies. He began his working life as a journalist before becoming editor of a financial magazine; then later established his own strategic communication agency. He is a sought-after executive coach, and in his career has conducted development projects for over 100 Nordic and international companies within every conceivable industry. Mr. Elmark’s latest publication is The New Local Economy, which discusses how the future’s big businesses will grow out of small communities..