Nick Patel | Founder & CEO

Nick Patel has over 20 years of experience in Global Financial Markets and has worked in 20-plus countries to finance IP0s and Start-Ups. He has considerable experience working within all aspects of the financial sector with specialized knowledge in commodity trading, specifically gold and other precious metals.

He has a formidable background in Equity Sales coupled with a BA in Finance & Economics and a Masterโ€™s in Philosophy. In 2020, he completed a course at the London School of Economics on Cryptocurrency and Disruption.

Nick can communicate effectively at all levels, from public speaking to mentoring entrepreneurs to fulfil their potential. As a majority shareholder and Director of Bank of Bullion, with an annual turnover of 500 million USD, Nick can bring the business intelligence needed to source gold at the right price and represent the company to regulators in the UAE and internationally. His depth and breadth of contacts in multiple industries and ability to connect people across the globe to action projects makes him an invaluable asset in start-ups.

Roman Semko | Chief Technical Officer

Roman Semko Androsenko, an innovative mobile and web developer with over 20 years of experience excelling in both the IT and financial industry.

His professional background includes being the winner of Samsungโ€™s mobile development challenge where he has developed an application that is now widely used by millions of users around the world. 10 With his proven leadership skills and strong technological background, Roman will be leading Clinq.Goldโ€™s technical team as CTO.

Chaitanya Shah | Co-Founder And Managing Partner | Bank Of Bullion

Chaitanya Shah is the Co-Founder & Managing Partner at Bank of Bullion. He has over 20 years of experience with precious metals, particularly gold, and has been in the industry for 15 years.

As a Senior Risk Analyst in Bullion Trading, he has extensive banking and finance industry experience. With experience in consumer banking and payments operations, he worked as a Business Development Executive for Barclays and as a Wealth Manager for ICICI Bank as well.

Nilesh Khaitan | Principal Technical Program Manager | Venmo

Nilesh Khaitan, who oversees Venmo's crypto currency division, graduated in January 2015 with specialization in Technology Innovation. He was responsible for the company's foray into the world of digital currencies. He believes cryptocurrencies may revolutionize the way we interact with the world economy in the future.

As part of his experience in the technology industry Nilesh has designed and developed core elements of MSN's mobile website as well as developed the frontend user interface using C# on the Xamarin platform for the iOS application.

Africa Advisory Commitee

Ibrahim Sannoh | Advisor for Sierra Leone

A Sierra Leonean politician who holds the position of Deputy Minister of Communication, Technology, and Innovation, having been appointed to this role by President Julius Maada Bio in the year 2023.

Gideon Thander | Advisor for Kenya

A digital strategist and a graduate of the African Nazarene University, 2005.

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