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Our Team

Chairman & Co-founder
A Grammy-nominated, multi-platinum selling artist, producer, entrepreneur, and philanthropist.

Akon is recognized as one of the most powerful voices across Africa and the Diaspora, named to the Forbes Celebrity 100 & 40 Most Powerful Celebrities in Africa list. Through Akon Lighting Africa, he has already brought solar power to 18 countries in Africa, creating safety, health and well-being for millions of the 600M+ Africans who lack electricity today. Akon is also the visionary behind Akon City, a sustainable and eco-tourism smart city in development in Senegal, Africa where Akoin will be the central currency.

Our Mission

Our Mission

Akoin is a cryptocurrency powered by a blockchain based eco-system of tools and services designed for entrepreneurs in the rising economies of Africa and beyond.

Our mission is to unlock the potential of the world’s largest growing workforce by creating learning, earning, spending, and saving opportunities across Africa and other lean economies.



Jon Karas

President, Co-Founder

Lynn Liss

COO, Co-Founder

Tom Meredith

Interim CTO

Reza Jafery

Blockchain & Token Utility Lead

Mike Tankel

EVP Marketing

Brad Seelig

EVP Business Development

Andrew Karas

Director of Community Activation

Makenna Cross

Social Media Assistant

Board of Directors

Board of Directors

Sergio A. Fernández de Córdova

Spencer Potts

Founding Partner, Maximalist Ventures

Board of Advisors

Board of Advisors

Venus Brown

Owner & CEO, Buddah Brown International

Crystal Rose Pierce

Founder and CEO of MakeSense Labs

Xander van der Heijden

Founder & CEO of UNL

Galia Benartzi

CEO & Co-founder, Bancor

Erhan Korhaliller

CEO of EAK Digital

Robert Smith

Serial Entrepreneur, Division 1 Athlete

Ann Rosenberg

SVP & Global Head of SAP Next-Gen

Jay Rosenzweig

Founding Partner, Rosenzweig & Co

Dan Sloan

Co-Founder / Blockchain & AI Practice Manager at Future Tech

Razor Suleman

Elevate, CEO & Co-Founder

Olivier Saidi

Partner, M.M Dillon & Co.



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