The Council

Anson Zeall

Anson Zeall

Chairman

Interim Secretary General

Anson is the chair of IDAXA (idaxa.org), the global voice for the world’s virtual asset associations and service providers, formed during the 2019 G20 Summit. Under IDAXA, Anson launched the openvasp.org initiative and the Joint Working Group to form the InterVASP Messaging Standard to comply with FATF’s travel rule. Anson is the Chairman of ACCESS, Singapore’s Cryptocurrency and Blockchain Industry Association (access-sg.org), one of the most influential blockchain associations in the world. In 2020, Anson was appointed to the OECD’s Blockchain Expert Policy Advisory Board (BEPAB). He is also an entrepreneur in the blockchain space, including Zeall and Company (zeallnco.com), Merkle Trees and CoinPip. Anson is an alumnus of the University of New South Wales and Columbia Business School.

James Jeon Jung-Hweon

Dr. James (Jung-Hweon) Jeon

Vice Chairman

Dr. James leads Asia Emerging Technology business for Smart-city initiatives & Blockchain initiatives through digital transformation including IoT, AI, Big Data, Cloud, Blockchain, Mobility Business as the opinion leader in the industries, governments, communities with his 23 years global business leadership and acts as the bridge between tradition business & emerging business, traditional economy & digital economy, traditional assets & digital assets. He is the Chair of the Global cooperation Committee of Korea Blockchain Association. He served as the representative Director of Hewlett-Packard Enterprise Services (DXC) Korea and Asia-Pacific Regional Leadership, one of the IT leading Fortune 500 company for 20 years. He has been providing his insight as the OECD BIAC Korea Representative in Digital Economy, Technology Innovation working group and deeply involving the digital strategy with government & big group companies how to adopt the technology into a real life & business.
 
Ekaterina

Ekaterina Anthony

Council Member

Ekaterina Anthony is a Senior Manager for Crypto & Blockchain Compliance at GWP. She is responsible for fintech companies’ compliance, client relations and business development within the fintech sector in Switzerland.
 
Ekaterina has served over 20 years in various roles within the exchange, fin-tech, commodities trading platforms and legal industries. Based out of London, she was Global Business Director of the Russian Stock Exchange (MOEX). Also served as representative for Eastern Europe for the commodity valuation firm S&P Global Platts. Most recent work focused on the development of regulatory and compliance frameworks that address blockchain & crypto asset management, crypto funds, crypto bank structuring.
Ekaterina has an MBA in finance from California State University and is a regular speaker and contributor for the Crypto Valley Association (CVA).

 

Jason Hsu

Jason Hsu

Council Member

Jason Hsu currently is Senior Advisor at the Centre for Strategic Cyberspace + International Studies (CSCIS).From 2016 ~ 2020, Jason Hsu served as legislator at-large in Taiwan’s parliament overseeing technology developments, entrepreneurship and innovation. Among the crucial legislations he introduced and passed include FinTech Regulatory Sandbox Act, Self-driving Vehicle Act, Angel Investment Law, Cybersecurity Management Act and Virtual Currency Guidelines (Security Token Offerings) and Artificial Intelligence Principle Law. Jason is a proponent for cryptocurrency and blockchain. Known as Crypto Congressman, Jason is credited for setting up Asia Blockchain Alliance (ABA),Taiwan Parliamentary Coalition for Blockchain(TPCB) and Self-Regulatory Organization(SRO).

Steve Vallas

Steve Vallas

Council Member

Steve is a qualified lawyer, blockchain technology and digital strategist. He is the CEO of Blockchain Australia, the peak industry body for Blockchain and DLT in Australia. He is the Deputy Chair of the Department of Industry, Science, Energy and Resources National Blockchain Roadmap Steering Committee. He is the founder of Honey Digital and has worked with a range of verticals including telecommunications, education and startups. Focusing on building value adding relationships with content producing professionals, social media strategists, SME’s and enterprise businesses who are looking to benefit from the paradigm shift to customer centric online marketing opportunities and emerging technologies.

 

Tony Tong

Tony Tong

Council Member

Tony Tong is a frequent speaker and billingual moderator for leading fintech, blockchain, investment banking events, including Madison Blockchain Summit, Blockchain Economic Forum Singapore, Global Gaming Expo G2EAsia, Goldman Sachs China Investment Summit, Credit Suisse China Investment Conference, CLSA , Jefferies China Investment Summit, Morgan Stanley Asia Investment Summit, Bank of America Merril Lynch , Deutsche Bank China Investment Summit, etc. Mr. Tong is also an investor advisor at Dena Group 德納國際 Dena Law Firm 德纳律师事务所 ( Dena.Care , Dena Charity Foundation DNCF Dena.org.cn , SZDena.com ), a leading PRC law firm with over 500 attorneys with offices in Shenzhen, Guangzhou, ChengDu, HuNan, HuBei, China. Tony is the Co-chair of the Hong Kong Blockchain Association.