Our Team

A Team of Dedicated and Capable Individuals
  • Co-Founder / President
    Masashi Tanaka

    Graduating in business management from the premier Meiji University in Japan, Masashi started his career in the legal and credit division of Nagase & Co, Ltd, Japan’s largest chemicals trading company, before moving on as a business consultant in another Japanese start-up company, Uzabase Inc that IPO in Tokyo and subsequently was posted to Singapore’s company Uzabase Asia Pacific Pte Ltd as a senior consultant.
    Prior to founding NOBOS, he was the Business Development Manager at No Wall Pte Ltd where he was involved in several ICO projects on partnerships and alliances, as well as fund raising for business expansion.
    These past five years have honed his business sense, and it is this sense that NOBOS is his new battleground to forge and lead business deals and liaisons in the world of cryptocurrency, building a company from ground up.

    Graduating in business management from the premier Meiji University in Japan, Masashi started his career in the legal and credit division of Nagase & Co, Ltd, Japan’s largest chemicals trading company, before moving on as a business consultant in another Japanese start-up company, Uzabase Inc that IPO in Tokyo and subsequently was posted to Singapore’s company Uzabase Asia Pacific Pte Ltd as a senior consultant.
    Prior to founding NOBOS, he was the Business Development Manager at No Wall Pte Ltd where he was involved in several ICO projects on partnerships and alliances, as well as fund raising for business expansion.
    These past five years have honed his business sense, and it is this sense that NOBOS is his new battleground to forge and lead business deals and liaisons in the world of cryptocurrency, building a company from ground up.

  • Chief Executive Officer
    Andrew Leelarthaepin

    Andrew brings to the company nearly two decades of experience in the financial markets industry, where he has held leadership roles and ran distribution businesses across Asia-Pacific for the world’s largest financial institutions. He has dealt extensively over a broad range of financial asset classes including foreign exchange, equities, futures and derivatives, and has a strong understanding of both OTC and exchange-traded market structures.
    Prior to joining NOBOS, Andrew ran the foreign exchange business for CGS-CIMB Securities, where he built and developed the FX trading platform for the APAC franchise. Before that, Andrew spent 3 years at Saxo Bank, spearheading the distribution of FX connectivity and running solution sales in Singapore. Prior to that, Andrew has also held senior positions at ICAP, ADSS and MF Global.

    Andrew brings to the company nearly two decades of experience in the financial markets industry, where he has held leadership roles and ran distribution businesses across Asia-Pacific for the world’s largest financial institutions. He has dealt extensively over a broad range of financial asset classes including foreign exchange, equities, futures and derivatives, and has a strong understanding of both OTC and exchange-traded market structures.
    Prior to joining NOBOS, Andrew ran the foreign exchange business for CGS-CIMB Securities, where he built and developed the FX trading platform for the APAC franchise. Before that, Andrew spent 3 years at Saxo Bank, spearheading the distribution of FX connectivity and running solution sales in Singapore. Prior to that, Andrew has also held senior positions at ICAP, ADSS and MF Global.

  • Chief Technology Officer
    Akira Kawakami

    Akira has over 20 years’experience developing and managing various ICT systems. He is familiar with a variety of ICT technology, especially network, data storage, database and cloud computing for large systems such like telecommunication, datacentre, internet service provider, cloud service company, bigdata company etc.
    He was CEO of Indigo Corporation, a Japanese system integrator. He graduated from Tokyo University with a bachelor’s degree in 1998 and joined Indigo as a founder when he was a student. So he knows intimately the ups and downs of a start-up company.
    As CTO in NOBOS, he focuses on blockchain technology and big data, where he manages huge transactional data of NOBOS exchange system. His vision is to cherry-pick emerging technologies and use them as NOBOS’ legacy, in tandem with NOBOS’mission.

    Akira has over 20 years’experience developing and managing various ICT systems. He is familiar with a variety of ICT technology, especially network, data storage, database and cloud computing for large systems such like telecommunication, datacentre, internet service provider, cloud service company, bigdata company etc.
    He was CEO of Indigo Corporation, a Japanese system integrator. He graduated from Tokyo University with a bachelor’s degree in 1998 and joined Indigo as a founder when he was a student. So he knows intimately the ups and downs of a start-up company.
    As CTO in NOBOS, he focuses on blockchain technology and big data, where he manages huge transactional data of NOBOS exchange system. His vision is to cherry-pick emerging technologies and use them as NOBOS’ legacy, in tandem with NOBOS’mission.

  • Director, Content & Partnerships
    Simeon Ang

    Simeon is the sole content person taking care of mainstay content products such as FAQs and the investor education suite. In addition, he carries out secondary research of the cryptocurrency marketplace to provide actionable content for investors. Previously, Simeon was in a similar position with Huobi Global, and spearheaded the company’s investor education programme – Introduction to Bitcoin and Blockchain Technology – in partnership with NTUC Learning Hub. Before that, Simeon accumulated over 7 years of experience in equity analysis as an equity analyst at Maybank Kim Eng, where he shortlisted and recommended companies ranging from mining stocks to consumer discretionaries to telcos.

    Simeon is the sole content person taking care of mainstay content products such as FAQs and the investor education suite. In addition, he carries out secondary research of the cryptocurrency marketplace to provide actionable content for investors. Previously, Simeon was in a similar position with Huobi Global, and spearheaded the company’s investor education programme – Introduction to Bitcoin and Blockchain Technology – in partnership with NTUC Learning Hub. Before that, Simeon accumulated over 7 years of experience in equity analysis as an equity analyst at Maybank Kim Eng, where he shortlisted and recommended companies ranging from mining stocks to consumer discretionaries to telcos.

  • IT Management Director
    Mohammed Abdul Rahman

    Abdul Rahman has more than 18 years of experience and expertise in managing operations of IT hardware, software, communications and/or application solutions for different organisations like IBM, NEC, DBS, NOL, Jurong Town Corporation, Micro Focus and Micros Fidelio. He also led a team of resources required to plan for developing, delivering and supporting IT services and products deployed to clients. His role includes preparation for new or changed services, management of the change process and performance management of implemented solutions.

    Abdul Rahman has more than 18 years of experience and expertise in managing operations of IT hardware, software, communications and/or application solutions for different organisations like IBM, NEC, DBS, NOL, Jurong Town Corporation, Micro Focus and Micros Fidelio. He also led a team of resources required to plan for developing, delivering and supporting IT services and products deployed to clients. His role includes preparation for new or changed services, management of the change process and performance management of implemented solutions.

  • Adviser (CEO/Founder of Light47)
    Pablo Coirolo

    Pablo has over 20 years of international experience leading innovative business projects, working with both startups and established multinationals. Among these, he was CEO Telefónica Data Uruguay where he launched the companies LMDS high speed internet data network. He later started Latin America’s first mobile payment platform Debifone, and designed and implemented a Big Data Business Intelligence Platform for Nestle, Peru. In 2018 he founded Light47 a Blockchain and Crypto services company that draws on an extensive worldwide partner network to provide business with a full range of ICO advisory services. He is also spearheading the development of Crypto Bay Montevideo to create a community of service providers and businesses to help Uruguay join the club of Crypto-friendly jurisdictions.

    Pablo has over 20 years of international experience leading innovative business projects, working with both startups and established multinationals. Among these, he was CEO Telefónica Data Uruguay where he launched the companies LMDS high speed internet data network. He later started Latin America’s first mobile payment platform Debifone, and designed and implemented a Big Data Business Intelligence Platform for Nestle, Peru. In 2018 he founded Light47 a Blockchain and Crypto services company that draws on an extensive worldwide partner network to provide business with a full range of ICO advisory services. He is also spearheading the development of Crypto Bay Montevideo to create a community of service providers and businesses to help Uruguay join the club of Crypto-friendly jurisdictions.

  • Adviser (Managing Partner of Light47)
    Jose Luis Coirolo

    Coirolo was the Managing Director at NYSE Euronext and InterContinental Exchange responsible for Global Data Management Services (DMS) business strategy and Advisory Services within NYSE Euronext’s Global Market Data function. Prior to that, he was the Head of Market Data Services at Caxton Associates LLC and previously with Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette.

    Coirolo was the Managing Director at NYSE Euronext and InterContinental Exchange responsible for Global Data Management Services (DMS) business strategy and Advisory Services within NYSE Euronext’s Global Market Data function. Prior to that, he was the Head of Market Data Services at Caxton Associates LLC and previously with Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette.

  • Adviser
    Aaron K. Wong

    Aaron is a multi-linguist international lawyer and corporate finance professional who speaks English, Mandarin, Cantonese, Bahasa, Japanese and a few other European languages. He studied law in the UK.
    After graduation from the UK, he was briefly interning for the UK judiciary before holding senior positions in major conglomerates as well as in consulting for a major Big 4 financial services group after having worked for major regional law firms specializing in corporate, corporate finance, IPOs, start ups, FMCG and other transactional matters.
    Aaron has accumulated a lot of cross border business experiences with his language skills, mainly with conglomerates as well as family offices based in Southeast Asia, Europe, HK and Japan, where he has provided advisory for M&A, strategic alliances, FDI, legal affairs, asset management, financing, etc. He has also advised ICOs, fund raising and legal risks through his established consulting firm.

    Aaron is a multi-linguist international lawyer and corporate finance professional who speaks English, Mandarin, Cantonese, Bahasa, Japanese and a few other European languages. He studied law in the UK.
    After graduation from the UK, he was briefly interning for the UK judiciary before holding senior positions in major conglomerates as well as in consulting for a major Big 4 financial services group after having worked for major regional law firms specializing in corporate, corporate finance, IPOs, start ups, FMCG and other transactional matters.
    Aaron has accumulated a lot of cross border business experiences with his language skills, mainly with conglomerates as well as family offices based in Southeast Asia, Europe, HK and Japan, where he has provided advisory for M&A, strategic alliances, FDI, legal affairs, asset management, financing, etc. He has also advised ICOs, fund raising and legal risks through his established consulting firm.