OMNIA TEAM

Omnia DeFi is made up of individuals who share the common goal of having a significant impact on society. Each of us believes in the positive self-actualisation of every human being and humanity as a whole, and has agreed to dedicate our distinct set of skills to this greater cause in a fundamental and pragmatic way: cost-effective technologies to unlock and generate wealth and abundance for all.

As we aim to become the leading global asset tokenisation platform, we seek the support of talented and committed individuals from around the world to help take Omnia to the next level. Our team, naturally, is ethnically diverse and will be based on every continent.

Every team member is highly valued and celebrated with a superhero avatar persona created by Omnia’s sister company, Corporate Comics. Each superhero character possesses the superpower embodying the team member’s amazing aptitudes or accomplishments in the real world.

But after all, and best of all, we are all human. To achieve peak performance as team and company, we model after Bruce Tuckman’s best practices: form, storm, norm and perform.

We don’t just dream big, bold, beautiful dreams, we are committed to make them the new reality.

Raki Brown

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.

Mark Winters

Chief Risk Officer

MARK WINTERS will be guiding us in Risk, Compliance, Financial crime and Legal & Audit aspects.

Moreover, he’ll help Raki and other board members in strategizing. This was a part of the team plan for strengthening the support before we release the first set of tokens.

We put our trust in him since he specializes in both Financial Crime Risk Leadership and Crypto & Digital Banking. He’s an experienced guy with over 25 years of experience in FCR.

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.

Vera Ishani

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.

Théo Richard

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.

Hossein Namazian

Developer

HOSSEIN NAMAZIAN always has a thirst for learning new technologies. After purchasing his first BTCs he became curious to further explore the world behind bitcoin: Blockchain. Bringing extensive experiences in architectural design and blockchain-based project development in both enterprise and public DLTs, Hossein is responsible for OMNIA’s smart contract developments in the financial domain. Hossein’s favorite pastimes? A good game of chess, intriguing movies and…learning even more new technologies.

Rocco Russo

Front-End Web Engineer

ROCCO RUSSO considers himself an ex-nomadic originally from South Italy and currently in South Africa. A specialized front-end web engineer with 20+ years of experience, Rocco is a crypto enthusiast with web3/blockchain technologies expertise. His time is split between OMNIA DeFi software consulting and being a great dad.

AVINASH SENGAR

Blockchain Developer

AVINASH SENGAR is a Blockchain enthusiast and tech evangelist working in the industry for 10 +years. His past projects include coding for DeFi NFTs, SSI, banking and healthcare sector. His professional goal is to support startups like OMNIA to build decentralized applications that solve real time problems. Avinash likes to play Snooker and guitar – sometimes at the same time!

Mike Ade

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.

Zoia Labuzova

UX/UI Designer

ZOIA LABUZOVA brings to OMNIA solid experience with the design process from concepts and market research to detailed design and implementation. She is gifted with intuitive understanding of user psychology, needs, and behaviors from a business goals perspective. Her recent successfully delivered projects are found in an array of fields: financial, medical, educational, social media, blockchain, SaaS, B2B, B2C. In her free time Zoia enjoys painting and boxing, and doting on her two Akita children Den & Satu.

RAJARAM SWAIN

Community Developer

RAJARAM SWAIN started his digital career as a Memer. He had successfully promoted 15+ brands along his growth marketing journey before joining Omnia as Community Developer. Possessing all the traits of a great community developer: empathy, communication, thick skin, passion, and creativity, Raj has been entrusted with the important role of building the Omnia tribe aka The Omnians. Raj has fun on and off the job, he loves to watch anime, listen to Lofi, and play the ukulele in his spare time.

ADVISORS

 

JANIE DAM

Advisor, Education & Social Impact

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.”

 

 

TOM KOZACINSKI

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.

MASOOD ARIFF

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.

NILS ELMARK

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.

 

 

LENNOX GAY

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.