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Meet the leaders and builders of the metaverse future at BLOCKPAY.

Leadership Team

Our leadership team's experience spans several industries including international C-Level executives with a proven track record in new and emerging markets. With major successes in company turnarounds and start-ups, our team continues to lead the upcoming disruptive technologies around the world.

The team consists of experienced and well respected international C-Level executives with an exceptional reach and global connections.

Co-Founders: CEO & CMO

Christoph Hering

Chief Executive Officer

With 20 years of global experience, Christoph spearheaded growth for companies such as Virgin, Ooredoo, and GRAB.

Rodrigo Crespo

Chief Marketing Officer

Rodrigo’s leadership career spans more than 15 years and industries such as blockchain, e-commerce, and retail.

Advisors & Investors

Brian Pearce

One of the most recognized startup names in the Philippines, Brian held C-level leadership roles in Grab, Go-Jek, and Zalora.

Joe Cu

Joe is a thought leader on business growth, with proven growth and leadership roles in customer experience.

Harly Tawfik

Harly is an Australian lawyer whose understanding of the laws surrounding cryptocurrency and blockchain is second to none.

Galaxy Digital

Led by Michael Novogratz, Galaxy Digital is one of the biggest investment firms in the cryptocurrency industry.


Wade Dong

Chief Operations Officer

Wade has over 11 years of C-level experience managing multimillion-dollar budgets and scaling teams.

Lei Leuders

Chief Finance Officer

With 15 years of professional finance experience, Lei is also a member of Chartered Accountants ANZ.

Ken Code

Chief Technology Officer

A 20-year veteran in the IT space, Ken served as solutions architect for application & infrastructure for 13 years.

Rui Andre

Chief Information Officer

Rui carries 25 years of global experience, including 11 years in executive roles at the C- and VP-levels.

Josef Nobrega

BlockPay VALT Product Owner

Josef is a young leader with formidable engineering expertise and a talent for managing startup projects.

Luke Zappino

Chief Product Officer

A 25-year veteran of the IT industry, Luke oversees the planning and creation of several products under the BlockPay ecosystem.