Team

A group of young minds pursuing dreams with passion and dedication

Tim Byun CRO

Tim possess decades of experience in Risk and Compliance. He has served as the Chief Risk Officer at Bitpay for 2 years, the head of Anti-Money Laundering/Anti-Terrorist Financing team of Visa for 5 years, and also the Examining Manager of the Unites States Federal Reserve for over 16 years.

Tim is a leading figure in the field of Risk and Compliance. After realising the immense potential in blockchain technology, he set foot in OK Group in 2016 with a deep sense of yearning to help reforming humans financial structure. His expertise helps to ensure OK Group comply with the ever-increasing governance and regulatory demands. He holds a MBA from University of California, Los Angeles.

Andy Cheung Head of Operations

Andy is an entrepreneur par excellence. The former CEO of Groupon forayed into many sectors throughout his career including P&L management, sales & marketing, operations and people management with astounding success. His leadership, e-commerce insights and marketing expertise has strengthened the culture of innovation and infused immutable quality in business operations.

Andy currently oversees the entire operations, marketing and public relations of OKEx and OKCoin International. During his highly successful career, he had served as the CEO and a variety of important roles in Groupon Hong Kong, iClick Interactive and Alibaba. He has numerous awards to his credit, including CRM director of the year, bestowed on him for his outstanding achievements in business.

Jason Lau Vice President of Business Development

Jason leads Business Development at OKEx and OKCoin, and is also the co-founder of OKLink.

Prior to joining OK Group, Jason spent 9 years in finance, consulting, and technology, having worked at Barclays Capital in Hong Kong, cfx in New York, and his own start-up in California. Jason obtained his MBA from New York University Stern School of Business and his BA in Economics from Brandeis University.

Lennix Lai Financial Market Director

Lennix brought with him with over a decade of experiences in financial industry, specialized on high-frequency trading, DMA (Direct Market Access), asset management, front-to-back trading operation, risk management, and compliance. He now plays a key role in product development, enhancing customer experience and improving the platform.

Prior to joining OKEx, Lennix served in JP Morgan and AIG and was the Responsible Officer of CASH Financial Services Group (00510.HK) who held full accountability on supervising regulatory activities defined by SFC. He managed a team of DMA specialists servicing global hedge funds, HFT, and quantitative CTAs, while also handling relationship with global major exchanges.

Jovan Gavrilovic Community Manager - Germany

Jovan is currently responsible for strategic initiatives, partnerships, and business development at OK Group. His strong relations skills, creative and inspiring ideas enabled him to interface very effectively with business partners.

Before joining OK Group, he served in market research and evaluation of SAP, gaining a deep understanding and unique insights on blockchain and distributive ledgers. He personifies wonderfully the core values of OK Group - diligence and tenacity.

Pattaraporn R. Community Manager - Thailand

Pattaraporn is responsible for community building, event managing, digital marketing, and customer experience of OKExs business in Thailand. Her strong background in local and global marketing experience has helped the company identify more opportunities and expand the global network.

Before joining OKEx, Pattaraporn served as the Business Development Manager of Asia at Bitcomo, where she was responsible for developing client relationships, and content and marketing strategy. Prior to Bitcomo, she held key positions in digital, creative, and communications industries.

Julie Plavnik Community Manager - Russia

Julie is responsible for building relationships and growing our community in Russia. She is also the co-founder of one of the first blockchain popularization platforms in Russia – International Blockchain Consulting Group (IBCG), which is a major international conference and meet-up organizer devoted to blockchain projects.

Being an expert at crowdfunding and token structuring, Julie is currently an active asset tokenization adviser of several IT projects. Prior to joining OKEx, she is the co-founder and head of legal at AKTIVO, the first Russian real estate online crowdfunding platform.

Omar Chakroun Community Manager - Africa and the Middle East

Omar is currently responsible for expanding and promoting the image of OKEx globally with a focus on new emerging markets in Africa and the Middle East to further strengthen OKEx global expansion.

Omar is also working closely to identify and work with potential partners around the world and expand the community of OKEx. With international expertise, he worked previously for DAPPLUS blockchain startup in Tunisia and e-commerce companies in the Philippines. Omar holds an MBE from the University of Tunis.