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Kabuni Board Members

Neil Patel

An experienced technology entrepreneur with a background in real estate, Neil has founded a number of businesses in Canada and overseas. Neil has been a founding CEO for over 20 years and board member of various public and private companies in the UK, Canada and Australia. Neil successfully completed a two public listings on the TSX and ASX. Currently Kabuni Ventures is a privately held company shaping the future of by positively impacting one billion people by unlocking and accelerating value through blockchain technology .

James Oury

James has led professional service and technology teams for in excess of 25 years. An active strategic legal adviser in ICOs and Blockchain applications, James is a regular collaborator with Project Innovate and the Financial Conduct Authority. A practicing UK and US lawyer, James is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of England and Wales and member of the Chartered Institute for Securities and Investment. As an active member of the International Bar Association James has committed extensive pro bono time, from victims of the 2005 London bombings to the development of a mobile war crimes evidence capture tool.

Xiaochen Zhang

Xiaochen leads the design and implementation of FinTech4Goods and Blockchain Frontier Group’s strategy which aims to introduce cutting edge fintech and blockchain solutions to emerging markets through incubation, acceleration and investment. He brings more than 16 years of thought leadership and global experience to build impactful solutions and scale up innovative ideas in North America, Africa, Latin America, Europe and Asia. He serves on the Crowdfunding Professional Association Board of Directors, UN ESCAP Digital Economy Task Force and as a senior adviser of the China Social Entrepreneurs Foundation and Inter-America Development Bank. He is also the co-chair of the Insurance Blockchain Lab, Smart City Blockchain Lab and Blockchain4SDGs Lab.

Executive team

Darren Battersby
Chief Financial Officer

Darren has held key roles in a number of growing and developing companies both in the public and private enterprises. Darren’s experience is primarily within the financing, structuring and operating of start up and growing companies, and spans a variety of industries such as software development, biotech, entertainment and high tech. He recently was CFO of Network Media Group (NTE.V), Rainmaker Entertainment (RNK.TO) and OneMove Technologies (OM.V). He also consults for a number of privately-owned companies in British Columbia.

Ezequiel Piraino
Chief Video Officer

Ezequiel an accomplished graphic designer brings extensive creative insights and expertise with over a decade of experience including working with marketing agencies, advertising companies and multiple free-lance engagements to support the organizations's growth. Graduating from the University of Buenos Aires, he has led multiple assignments including videos, visual design, brand development, brand creation, art direction, user interface and user experience design, mobile Apps design and motion graphics with 2D animation. Eze has also developed and curated various blogs and videos for Kabuni.

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