The Algorand Foundation Team

Meet The Algorand Foundation Team

The Algorand Foundation's mission is to enable an inclusive, decentralized, and borderless global economy - at scale - based on the Algorand blockchain technology.

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Adriana Belotti
Adriana Belotti
Governance Program Manager

Adriana has a background in web development and digital marketing and is currently the Head of Communities in Australia for the Algorand Foundation, working with projects building web 3 applications using Algorand, the greenest and most efficient blockchain, supporting grassroots community initiatives and developing educational programs for industry and government.

Alessandro Cappellato Ferrari
Alessandro Cappellato Ferrari
Head of Product

Alessandro runs the developer tooling vertical at Algorand Foundation, as a former software engineer turned product guy Alessandro has experience in working, consulting and advising in both startups and tradfi companies.

Alexa Carr
Alexa Carr
Head of Brand & Marketing Operations

Alexa joined the Algorand Foundation as Head of Brand & Marketing Operations in October 2022, after more than a year at Algorand Inc. as Senior Director of Ecosystem Marketing. 

Ana Bicho de Almeida
Ana Bicho de Almeida
Executive Assistant

Anil Kakani
Anil Kakani
Country Head, India

Anil is Country Head for India at the Algorand Foundation, where he develops and oversees execution of the strategy to expand the developer base and company ecosystem building on Algorand in the world's largest democracy.

Astha Yadav
Astha Yadav
Senior Developer Relations Advocate

Autumn Moss Penaloza
Autumn Moss Penaloza
Head of Community, Americas

Ben Onuoha
Ben Onuoha
Country Head, Nigeria

Brian Whippo
Brian Whippo
Head of Developer Relations

Camilo Molano
Camilo Molano
Community Manager Colombia

Camilo is the Algorand Foundation Community Manager in Colombia and he is responsible for growing the local ecosystem of developers, startups, and enthusiasts.

Caoimhe Sears
Caoimhe Sears
Head of People

Carolina Carrasco
Carolina Carrasco
Head of Events

I had been organizing events since 2005, it has been an amazing journey, Now We are designing the events of the future, retaining the essence of what they have meant in the past, to evolve with this new age of social interaction‍Mum of 2 amazing little boys, my philosophy of life that involves a harmonious balance of wellness, travel, design and food.

Chris (Hyunggun) Kim
Chris (Hyunggun) Kim
Developer Advocate

Chris Kim is a Developer Advocate at Algorand, where he helps developers learn how to successfully build sustainable, scalable, and secure dApps leveraging the Algorand Virtual Machine (AVM).

Christine Mohan
Christine Mohan
VP, Community & Ecosystem Success

Christine has spent 25+ years in emerging tech, from hardware and software to digital media and blockchain. She spent 10 years in corporate communications, marketing and web operations at The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal before founding Mohan Media, a boutique tech PR agency.

Cosimo Bassi
Cosimo Bassi
Senior Solutions Architect

Daniel Oon
Daniel Oon
Head of DeFi

Daniel Oon leads DeFi at Algorand Foundation. Before Algorand, Daniel was project manager at TZ APAC managing Tezos' portfolio in Asia Pacific. Prior to Tezos, Daniel was at Deloitte Consulting.

Daniel Yang
Daniel Yang
Head of Markets Strategy

Daniel Yang is the head of investment and diversification for the Algorand Foundation and is a member of the investment committee.

Danuta Assia Othman
Danuta Assia Othman
Events Specialist

Danuta is a highly committed and versatile journalist specialized in communication, press and organization of private and corporate events.

Deirdre  Halligan
Deirdre Halligan
Chief Operating Officer

Deirdre joined from financial superapp Revolut, where she served as a member of the Group Executive team as the Head of Global Affairs (covering global new market expansion, license authorisations, regulatory engagement, corporate communication and public affairs), and Wealth and Trading, as well as the Chairperson and COO of Revolut Securities UAB.

Devan Moorthy
Devan Moorthy
Head of Ecosystem Access

Prior to joining the Algorand Foundation as the Head of Ecosystem Access, Devan held a number of commercial roles at prominent technology companies including Ripple, PayPal, and Xero.

Doro Unger-Lee
Doro Unger-Lee
Head of Education and Inclusion

Doro Unger-Lee is the Head of Education and Inclusion at Algorand Foundation. Doro manages all university engagements at the Foundation.

Doroteja Kotnik
Doroteja Kotnik
Finance Manager

Doroteja joined Algorand Foundation as a Finance Manager in May 2023, after almost 5 years in Bitstamp, the longest surviving crypto exchange in the world, where she served as a Group Financial Reporting Manager, with responsibilities across the entire Finance function.

Dr Saj Khoshroo
Dr Saj Khoshroo
General Counsel

Elliott Ribet
Elliott Ribet
Compliance Manager

Emma Barry Murphy
Emma Barry Murphy
Marketing Campaigns Manager

Eric Wragge
Eric Wragge
Global Head of Business Development and Capital Markets

Evangelina Rodríguez
Evangelina Rodríguez
Student Engagement Lead

Evangelina is the Student Engagement Lead at Algorand Foundation. Evangelina manages the community of students globally and is responsible for the coordination of activities, relationships and initiatives related to universities and students.

Evert Diaz Buitron
Evert Diaz Buitron
Developer Relations, Latin America

Deep Passionate about creating and teaching technology. Spent last years as CEO of a peruvian Software Factory, working with 100+ projects across latam, and now turning this experience in the region to grow the latam developers community in Algorand.

Federico Demicheli
Federico Demicheli
Business Development, Financial Services

Federico, an economist by training, has been interested in distributed systems and cryptography since 2012 and joined Algorand in 2018.

Fred Estante
Fred Estante
Head of Product Marketing

Fred’s responsible for operations in Brazil, nurturing and growing the local ecosystem of artists, content creators, developers and enthusiasts.

Giorgio Ciotti
Giorgio Ciotti
Senior Software Engineer

Giorgio Ciotti is a Senior Software Engineer from Rome, Italy. With a Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, he specializes in distributed systems and blockchain engineering with an active passion for cybersecurity and cryptography.

Harpal Singh
Harpal Singh
CFO

Harpal started his career at PwC in both the UK and Cayman Islands but has spent the last 10+ years working in the asset management sector.

Jack O’Connor
Jack O’Connor
Head of Community, Europe, Middle East & North Africa

Jack is passionate about driving growth and engagement for important causes, projects and movements that have the potential to genuinely move the dial. He fundamentally believes that humility, authenticity and integrity are the core pillars of building meaningful community engagement.

Joana Lacerda
Joana Lacerda
Head of NFT Initiatives

Joana Lacerda is a globally recognized builder at the intersection of the Future of Art, Technology and Society Commissions. She has been exploring new ways of creating social justice and equal distribution of the future by supporting impact-driven tech companies.

Joe Polny
Joe Polny
Customer Success Engineer

Johanna Moran
Johanna Moran
Head of Developer Outreach & Programs

John (Can) Umut
John (Can) Umut
Web 3 Associate

John (Can) is a Web 3 Associate working within the Ecosystem Development team. He works on both inbound and outbound business development to ensure the growth of the Web 3 ecosystem of Algorand.

John Woods
John Woods
CTO

John is particularly passionate about food, coffee and decentralized self-sovereign privacy preserving technology!

Jordan Pressman
Jordan Pressman
IT Administrator

Katie Ryan
Katie Ryan
Graphic Designer

Kimberley Chang
Kimberley Chang
Business Analyst

Kimberley works in Ecosystem Funding at the Algorand Foundation where she manages funding related activities and business processes, as well as support with driving ecosystem growth.

Kyle Breeding
Kyle Breeding
Software Engineer

Lauren Mae
Lauren Mae
Copy Editor

Lauren joined Algorand Foundation in March 2023. She brings a wealth of experience from a variety of content marketing roles, but her favorite thing to do is write. She found her way into Web3 a couple of years ago and has worked for multiple fast-paced startups, including Async Art and Blockovate.

Lola Goggins
Lola Goggins
Sr. VP, Finance

Marc Vanlerberghe
Marc Vanlerberghe
CMO

Marco Podien
Marco Podien
Senior Developer Advocate

Margarida Soares
Margarida Soares
Graphic Designer

With a curious and versatile mind, Margarida's specialty is graphic design.

Marja-Leena Aaltonen
Marja-Leena Aaltonen
Legal Counsel

Before joining Algorand Foundation as Legal Counsel, Marja-Leena started her career near Chicago with a degree in Agriculture Communications and a fast hand at old-school desktop publishing.

Matt Keller
Matt Keller
Head of Social Impact

Matt Keller directs the Impact and Inclusion vertical for the Algorand Foundation. In that capacity, Matt leads the design and development of strategies to increase the use of the Algorand Blockchain to achieve financial inclusion, social impact, and environmental sustainability.

Mayra Siqueira
Mayra Siqueira
Community Manager Brazil

Mayra is Community Manager for the Algorand Foundation in Brazil. For over 14 years, she developed her career through Branding, PR, Comms and Marketing, working since 2018 with startups and innovative industries, such as cryptocurrency & blockchain.

Mecquel Buddington
Mecquel Buddington
Marketing Coordinator

Michael Feher
Michael Feher
Fullstack Developer

Michael joined Algorand Foundation in 2023 as a Fullstack Developer. Prior to joining Algorand Foundation, he worked with several organizations to help improve processes and deliver solutions.

Michele Treccani
Michele Treccani
Head of Market Analytics & Research

Min Wei
Min Wei
Global Head of Ecosystem Growth

Min is the Global Head of Ecosystem Growth where she is responsible for building partnerships, attracting and supporting web 3 verticals, and scaling community activations.

Mohita Gupta
Mohita Gupta
Project Lead, India

Mohita’s law and public policy background, and passion to work on programs aimed at sustainable impact and inclusion make her a natural fit for the world’s greenest blockchain technology that is also committed to helping create a more inclusive economy.

Ori Shem-Tov
Ori Shem-Tov
Software Engineer

Ori holds a BSc in Computer Science from the Technion, Israel. Prior to joining the Algorand foundation he worked as a Backend developer in the Recommendations team at Dynamic Yield (which was recently acquired by Mastercard).

Oxana Borissova
Oxana Borissova
Senior Accountant

Oxana is originally from Kazakhstan and moved to Ireland in 2001 to pursue her studies in Finance. She graduated from Dublin Business School with first-class honors in Accounting and Finance and also obtained a Master's in Business Management from Maynooth University in Ireland.

Pravin Mishra
Pravin Mishra
Talent Specialist

Rayan Khalil
Rayan Khalil
Community Manager Middle East

Rayan is the Algorand Foundation Community Manager responsible for the Middle East region.

Shane McGovern
Shane McGovern
Head of Platform Infrastructure

Shane McGovern joined the Algorand Foundation as the Head of Platform Infrastructure in 2022.

Silvana Giovannetti Padro
Silvana Giovannetti Padro
Administrative Assistant

Simon Bonanno
Simon Bonanno
Head Of Business Intelligence

Simon joined Algorand Foundation in August 2022 after spending 25 years at 2 companies he had co-founded.

Staci Warden
Staci Warden
CEO

Steve Ferrigno
Steve Ferrigno
Developer Advocate

Steve is a Developer Advocate at Algorand, where he helps new and existing developers learn about the Algorand blockchain technology with a focus on TEAL and security, as well as contributing to the Developer Portal and various repositories on GitHub.

Stéphane Barroso
Stéphane Barroso
ARC Manager

Stéphane Barroso joined the Algorand Foundation as ARC Manager in 2022. ‍

Summer Miao
Summer Miao
Head of Community, China

Summer has been with the Algorand Foundation since late 2019, and is responsible for the local community building and go-to-market strategy in China and APAC in general. She enjoys the great vibes within the global Algorand ecosystem and has established a thriving community through hundreds of events and campaigns she has held in the past few years.

Waseem Salim
Waseem Salim
Community Manager, UK

Waseem is primarily responsible for the growth and management of the UK Community at the Algorand Foundation.

Yared Efrem Afework
Yared Efrem Afework
Fullstack Developer