Ahmed Al-Balaghi is the Co-founder of Biconomy and Founder of the Encrypted podcast which is MENA's largest podcast dedicated to blockchain and crypto-assets.
Having spent over 3 years within the blockchain industry in China, the U.K., and the UAE, he has developed deep industry expertise and regularly delivers talks and workshops. His research and investments span across blockchain infrastructure and protocol layers, security tokens, digital identity, cryptoeconomics, and exchanges.
Ahmed previously worked for Viewfin, a leading Chinese blockchain company, by heading up their Middle Eastern expansion through office set up, deal sourcing, as well as government and investor relations. He went on to advise and consult clients building projects in this space before co-founding Biconomy.
He graduated with a first-class degree from Queen Mary University of London studying Economics and Maths. He then was awarded a scholarship to study Mandarin at Fudan University for two years.
During his time at Fudan he was the Cofounder and President of the Fudan Blockchain Association and was the FinTech Lead for an entrepreneurship project in Shanghai with a team of UK-China entrepreneurs and the British Government.
Ahmed has also worked in institutions such as Citibank, Dow Jones, and Ofgem.
Ahmed can also speak Arabic and Chinese.