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An experienced insurance executive with over 25 years’ in-depth experience across composite insurers, MGAs, brokers and claims TPAs, including: CEO responsibility for BUs where he has driven growth and performance improvement; and CFO and IT director roles in turnaround businesses. He is accomplished in change-management delivering large transformational programmes and building high-performance teams. Hands-on experience across international businesses, PE backed ventures and regional SMEs.
Prior to co-founding Blocksure, Jay was a lead developer at JPMorgan, working on a highly distributed, fault tolerant systems. In 2015 he started investigating blockchain technology as a revolutionary alternative to technical challenges he saw every day, as well as its potential to optimise the way industries orchestrate themselves. Since then he has developed systems that explore and prove how blockchain technology can be applied to real problems.
Chris Alba Hamilton
Chief Technology Officer
Over 18 years’ experience in software engineering roles, 11 years of which was spent in IT leadership. Chris led payments technology and a varied range of customer-facing APIs at Nexmo. He led the delivery of high-performance market data systems for multiple investment banks, has prior experience as a technology CTO and launched insurance contracts on blockchain in a previous insurtech role.
Director of Operations
Over 30 years experience in the London insurance, reinsurance and broking markets covering financial control, technology, process improvement, MI and change management. Peter brings valuable expertise to support our vision of using new technologies to enhance the customer experience across the insurance industry. His detailed understanding of Distributed Ledger Technology will enable the industry to realise significant efficiencies and identify growth opportunities. He has recently led a blockchain PoC at a global reinsurer.
Anthony has over 30 years’ experience delivering business systems in the insurance industry. Anthony has advised in the full range of insurance companies from Life & Pensions through to personal lines and commercial insurance. Anthony’s clients have ranged from digital channel niche start ups to centuries old multi-channel composite insurers.
Antonio is a motivated and accomplished software developer with experience in web application development and designing in the insurance and education sector. Love to explore, always have a big hunger for new knowledge and excited about the potential that blockchain has.
Dinmohamed joined Blocksure in 2018. He is a Corda Certified Developer with an experience in full stack development. His two person team won the 2019 Corda Code Club competition by building the first ever Texas Hold'em Poker game on blockchain. Dinmohamed embraces new challenges and continuously strives contribute with the latest innovations to help drive the future of decentralised applications.
Manpreet is a Law graduate who has experience of working in the education sector in Japan. He has been involved in grassroots community development projects and event management. As a measured risk taker who embraces change and a challenge, he brings a new perspective on insurtech and is helping with a range of roles including QA testing and marketing.
As a student of Management with IT at the University of Reading, Joe has two great passions: gaining an understanding of new ways to conduct business and working with new and emerging technologies. Seeing Blocksure as a way to further both of his passions as well as to gain meaningful experience, Joe has taken the opportunity to work in the business, including hands-on QA testing.
Robert brings over 40 years experience, including over 20 years with MetLife’s international operations where he held a number of key positions focusing on distribution, business development and implementing strategic growth initiatives.
Over 30 years of experience in the insurance industry ranging from Sales, Marketing, Brand Strategy, Distribution, Schemes Development and Strategic Account Management plus Business Migration and Run Off. Kevan has an in depth knowledge of working with brokers large or small across various locations in the UK. Most recently he was part of the Executive team leading the development of LV Commercial from start-up to significant player in the UK general insurance market.
Keen insurtech specialist who enjoys exploiting new technologies to drive value improvement. Was responsible for driving investigatory work as part of the London Market Target Operating Model. Identified opportunities to use blockchain as a major catalyst for change across the market including PoCs to validate feasibility. Involved in a small number of other ventures looking to exploit blockchain related fintech opportunities. Over 25 years spent in retail, pharmaceuticals, commodities trading and specialist insurance.
Areiel brings over 25 years’ business transformation delivery experience and has brought projects live in over 40 countries around the world. He has successfully implemented trade finance blockchain solutions for global banks, developed IBM’s blockchain services capability in ASEAN, and advised central banks on blockchain adoption. Areiel is passionate about financial inclusion and has addressed the G20 on the impact that emerging technologies will have on making financial services more broadly available worldwide.
Habib Kattan, owner and director of Kattan Associates Ltd, is an industry veteran with a career spanning forty years, spent in a variety of senior roles in Broking and Underwriting. In his business development role, Habib is responsible for growing the Blocksure business in the London, European, Asian and US markets. Prior to joining Blocksure, Habib was the Group Head of Ceded Reinsurance and Credit Control at a leading London Market Insurance and Reinsurance Company.