Our Vision
Our vision is to empower Binkabi commodity network to become fairer and more profitable through collaborative efforts of our members leveraging blockchain technology.

Binkabi is being developed out of our founder's real-life experience of growing up in 1980s Vietnam, spending a career in high finance but eventually opting for growing foods in Africa for the last 6 years. If financial markets failed ordinary people in the developed world then the agricultural markets are failing ordinary farmers in the developing world. The only difference is that these farmers don't have a voice — it is a silent crisis.

Binkabi starts with the segment of the international supply chain where we can make quickest and highest impact — the import and export of agrifood products. We will develop a marketplace of end-buyers and end-sellers of commodities. This will help reduce intermediation in trade, distributing profit more widely in the value chain. It consists of a settlement system where buyers pay and sellers receive in their respective local currencies through Barter Block™, a smart bartering mechanism. We will leverage blockchain technology to solve the trust issue in international trade, while keeping costs down for our members.

Binkabi will power the tokenization of agriculture commodities making them tradable on the blockchain. We will reimagine the agriculture supply chain towards fairer profit distribution for farmers and other players along the chain.
Our Team
Quan Le
Founder, CEO
Dr. Andrew S. Nevin
Co-Founder, Chief Economist
Manrui Tang
Co-Founder, COO
David Bonar
CFO
Thomas Barker
Acting CTO
Leland Rice
Head of Business Intelligence
Haoran Liu
Lead Software Engineer
Thuy Pham
Community Manager
Femi Royal
Communications & PR Associate
Hieu Nguyen
UI/UX Designer
Duy Nguyen
Marketing Intern
Quan Le
Founder, CEO
Quan Le has over 20-year experience in high finance, technology and commodities. He grew up in Vietnam and was educated in Vietnam and Australia. Quan spent over 10 years in Hanoi, Sydney and London, advising global financial services groups in complex financial products and strategy. In 2011, Quan founded growmoreX, an agriculture technology firm bringing proven crop know-how from Asia to Africa. Binkabi was born out of this unique confluence of real-life experiences and the need of commodity supply chain players in emerging markets. Quan invented the Barter Block™ protocol, designed the Binkabi platform and its crypto-economics framework. Quan holds master's degree in applied finance and still walks the fields of Africa and Asia.
Dr. Andrew S. Nevin
Co-Founder, Chief Economist
Dr. Andrew S. Nevin is a leading global thinker with over 30 years of professional experience as a strategy consultant, economist, line manager, entrepreneur and private equity investor. In his professional career he has lived in Asia, North America, and Europe. Since early 2012, he has been based in Lagos, Nigeria in his role as Partner of PwC and Chief Economist of both PwC and Binkabi to try to create a strong and vibrant economy in the world's most dynamic continent. He is a frequent TV commentator (CNBC) on global and African economic affairs. His personal economics writing (www.nevinomics.ca) focuses on shifting thinking from a GDP lens to a Flourishing lens. Dr. Andrew S. Nevin holds an undergraduate degree in computer science and has a PhD in Economics from Harvard University where he was a Rhodes scholar.
Manrui Tang
Co-Founder, COO
Manrui Tang is the Co-founder and COO with overall responsibilities for operations and funding. After graduating from Imperial College and the London School of Economics, Manrui spent 10 years in M&A advisory with PwC and National Grid in the UK where she worked on some of the most high-profile financial services and energy transactions. Manrui is a chartered accountant. In addition to technical expertise, she excels in managing multidisciplinary and multicultural teams to deliver their best.

Growing up in China, Manrui is the first generation of China's single child regime. In addition to co-founding Binkabi, Manrui is also a mother of two young children.
David Bonar
CFO
David has over 20 years in corporate finance, tax, and treasury with National Grid in the UK. He was instrumental in structuring of the highly complex, £13.8bn disposal of NG's gas distribution asset in 2016. As Binkabi's CFO, David will design and oversee the implementation of our treasury operations to ensure the system's resilience to support our customers' needs. He has received graduate degrees in physics, math, and computer science after graduating from Oxford University with a degree in law. He is also a chartered accountant. In his free time, David sings in his local community choir.
Thomas Barker
Acting CTO
Graduating from the University of Warwick in 2004, Thomas wrote the words 'Digital money techniques allow creation of unforgeable tokens' in the future research section of his final report. Sadly he is not Satoshi, but does bring with him over a decade of engineering experience within FinTech. Thomas was the first outside technology hire of both P2P lending market Zopa, now valued over £400m, and BullionVault, a retail gold broker with Assets-Under-Management of over $2bn.

He has been involved in the Ethereum community from the start. Attending every Devconacross three continents, and recently architected a significant smart contracts PoC for a major UK bank.

Advisory Board
Sir Henry Bellingham
Chairman of Advisory Board, UK MP
Vinay Gupta
Founder, Hexayurt Capital
Scott Nelson
CEO and Chairman, Sweetbridge
Aleksandr Bulkin
Co-founder, CoinFund
Arnoud Star Busmann
Commodities & Trade Finance
Aeron Buchanan
Co-founder, Parity Technologies
Rob Knight
Co-Founder, Mattereum
Long Vuong
Founder & CEO, TomoChain
Thuc Vu
Founder & CEO, Kambria
Sir Henry Bellingham
Chairman of Advisory Board, UK MP
Sir Henry is a current UK MP (Conservative) and the former Minister for Africa. Graduated from Eton College then University of Cambridge (Law), Sir Henry practised as Barrister for 8 years and has been a MP for 24 years. He was appointed a Parliamentary Under-Secretary for 'Overseas Territories, Africa, United Nations, economic issues, conflict resolution and climate change. Henry was knighted at 2016 New Year Honours for his lifetime achievements.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Henry_Bellingham
Vinay Gupta
Founder, Mattereum
Vinay Gupta is Co-founder and CEO of Mattereum. He is a leading figure in the blockchain space, having co-ordinated the release of the blockchain platform Ethereum in July 2015. He was also the strategic architect for ConsenSys Systems, a technology hub focusing on the Ethereum blockchain and related applications. He was the architect of the National Blockchain Strategy for Dubai and is a partner at Hexayurt Capital, the technology-focused VC firm behind the Internet of Agreements.
Scott Nelson
CEO, Sweetbridge
Scott Nelson is the Founder and CEO of Sweetbridge, a Blockchain based supply chain economy. Prior to Sweetbridge, he founded and ran a successful freight audit and payment firm that processed more than $7B a year in settlements via automated contracts in Logistics prior to selling the firm to a private equity firm two years ago.
Alexander Bulkin
Co-founder, CoinFund
Alex is Co-Founder and Managing Partner at CoinFundLLC. He is a multidisciplinary thinker with a special interest in social and technological innovation. He has 13 years of experience in developing pricing, risk management, and high-frequency trading software at Goldman Sachs. Holding a dual degree in Mathematics and Computer Science from New York University and a Masters Degree in Organizational Psychology from Process Work Institute in Portland, Oregon, Alex bridges technological insight with social science and psychology.
Arnoud Star Busmann
Trade & Commodity Finance Blockchain
As Entrepreneur-in-Residence/Innovation Lead at ING Bank, Arnoud is leading a multi-bank initiative to transform physical commodity trading and financing markets with blockchain-powered platforms. He is collaborating closely with industry-leading financial institutions, trading houses and major commodity producers. Key results include the world's first blockchain crude trade with Mercuria, a spin out of an energy consortium with 9 large players and the soybean trade experiment with Louis Dreyfus Company.

Arnoud has nearly 20 years of experience in the definition and execution of high value business cases in technology and financial services. With a footprint in consulting, large financial institutions, startups and local companies in the UK, Europe, USA, Asia as well as Australia and New Zealand.
Aeron Buchanan
Co-founder, Web3 Foundation
Dr. Aeron Buchanan, who holds his doctorate in computer vision from the Oxford University Robotics Department was formerly Chief Operating Officer for the Ethereum Foundation.

Aeron is also an entrepreneur, having started technology companies building such tools as light show controllers as well as in the blockchain space. He co-founded both Parity Technologies which operated at the cutting edge of blockchain technology for enterprise and institutional applications and Grid Singularity. He was a Director of Lancaster Logic Response and also advises the Web3 Foundation.

In 2014, he joined Ethereum as research and regulatory compliance expert, modelling blockchain systems to inform the design of stable infrastructure and explaining blockchain technology to regulators, becoming Ethereum's Head of European Finance & Operations.
Rob Knight
Co-Founder, Mattereum
Rob Knight, an experienced entrepreneur, software engineer and architect and Chief Technology Officer, is the co-founder of Mattereum. He has exceptional experience as lead manager of corporate technology projects at the Royal Mail, Post Office and ITV and designed software for management licensing for BBC Worldwide.

Over his career, he has led teams building large-scale logistics, financial regulatory compliance and intellectual property management systems. He is also an adviser to the Swiss-based non-profit Sweetbridgewhich sponsors the development of blockchain-based protocols and applications to transform global supply chains and is a frequent speaker and author on software development, management and blockchain technology.
Long Vuong
Founder & CEO, TomoChain
Long Vuong is CEO and project lead of Tomochain. He was also the co-founder and the former project lead of very successful NEM blockchain (New Economy Movement). Long Vuong is a PhD candidate in economics.
Thuc Vu
Founder & CEO, Kambria
Dr. Thuc is Co-Founder and CEO of Kambria, a decentralized open AI & robotics platform to accelerate the development and adoption of impactful robots. He is a serial entrepreneur, with multiple company acquisitions, the last one by Google. He has deep expertise in game theory, tournament design and multi-agent systems. He earned his PhD from Stanford and BS from Carnegie Mellon, both in computer science. Dr. Thuc is a social entrepreneur in Vietnam, involved in several community projects.