Norbloc was founded in 2016. Our team has collectively more than 30 years of experience from Blockchain software and hardware development and equally lengthy experience from finance, strategy consulting and security.
Our headquarters are located in Stockholm, Sweden.
Co-Founder and CEO
Astyanax has spent more than 12 years in Finance and Consulting, most recently as Associate Partner in McKinsey & Company, specializing in banking and corporate finance. He was previously Chief Commercial Officer in KnCGroup, the bitcoin blockchain pioneer, and Chairman of the Board in XBT Provider, the global leader in cryptocurrency ETNs. He is passionate about technology, cryptography and financial markets.
Astyanax holds a BSc. In Computer Science and Electronic Engineering from University College London, an MSc in Advanced Computing from Imperial College, an MSc in Information Systems Management from London School of Economics and an MBA from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.
Co-Founder and COO
Previously, Sam spent 6 years at McKinsey & Company, where he served a large number of clients on a wide range of topics, with a focus on Marketing & Sales. Most recently, Sam worked as the Chief Financial Officer of KnCGroup, the bitcoin blockchain pioneer, where he also performed complex competitive analyses of the blockchain processing industry.
Sam holds a MSc in Industrial Engineering from Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm (KTH).
Co-Founder and Lead Developer
Vitalii is a full stack software architect, with a specialization in blockchain protocols and embedded software.
Previously, Vitalii was the lead developer of KnCMiner, and prior to that spent 15 years as the Head embedded software engineer at telecom equipment manufacturer Factor-SPE in Ukraine.
Vitalii holds a MSc in Applied Mathematics from the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology (MIPT)
Alice Nawfal is a dual MBA/MPA Candidate at the Wharton School of Business and Harvard Kennedy School. Previously she spent over 2 years as a consultant at Bain & Company.
Alice holds a BSc in Mathematics and Economics from MIT.
Senior Advisor (UK)
Rafael most recently was a Senior Portfolio Manager at J.P. Morgan, an Advisor to the top management team of Credit Suisse Private Bank and a Management Consultant with McKinsey. He has extensive experience in Investment banking and private equity in the US and Europe, and is currently on the board of ETFmatic.com and Pulsarconnect. Rafael is also the founder of EAM Ltd., an investment and advisory firm based in London.
Rafael holds an MBA from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, MSc from EM Lyon (France) and Solvay (Belgium). He also holds Series 7 (USA) and CF-30 (UK) registrations.
Senior Advisor (MEA)
Christian has more than 16 years experience in financial services. He is currently the deputy CEO of an industrial conglomerate in MEA as well as a Bain & Co Advisor. Previously, Christian was Partner at Bain & Co, based in Sub-Saharan Africa. He has +10 years experience of serving and leading financial institutions in the MEA region and was elected Young Global Leader in the World Economic Forum.
Christian holds a Dipl.-Kfm. in Business Administration from Universität zu Köln.
Peter is an enterprise software architect with more than 12 years enterprise software development in companies including Ericsson, Redhat and Motorola. Most recently Peter worked with OpenStack, an open-source software platform for cloud computing at Ericsson.
Peter holds a BSc from Saint-Petersburg State University.
Our developers have a collective 30 years of pure blockchain protocol and application development in some of the leading global blockchain processors and development companies.