Meet Our Team

At Blockchain Australia we are dedicated to the growing industry of Blockchain and pride ourselves as established technology leaders with a passion for delivering enterprise solutions that have the potential to transform businesses, industries, and our society as a whole. Our mission is to become leaders in the Australian Blockchain and cryptocurrency trading domain. We are eager to help businesses grow and we share a passion for coding, creating, and connecting people to the future of technology.

Ralph Kalsi


As the Founder of Blockchain Australia, Ralph brings over 10 years of management experience and comprehensive expertise in Blockchain technology, digital marketing, leadership, and sales consultancy. Ralph is very passionate about working with businesses and helping them achieve their goals in all areas of Blockchain development.


Nadeem Shaikh


Nadeem has over 10 years of diverse professional experience working with multiple technologies, including cloud platforms AWS, AZURE, and GCP. He has worked on various Blockchain platforms to develop multiple enterprise solutions.

Sean Bennett


A native of New Zealand, Sean manages Stronghold’s development and compliance teams in San Francisco and Christchurch, New Zealand. He is also the Compliance Officer for the business, handling BSA/AML program implementation. Since founding the Stellar blockchain’s first ‘stablecoin’ provider in 2014, he has focused on integrating traditional payment rails with modern technologies.


Ravi Sharma


A professional known for strategic and participative management style, leading organisations in competitive environments and achieving great results.
A versatile thinker and analyser in establishing superior operating procedures for better productivity. A team player and a keen learner who believes in regularly updating skills.

Mohammed Naquib

Ethical Fintech

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John Bassilios

legal consultant

HAll & Wilcox

Financial Services, Funds Management, Fintech, Blockchain, Crypto Currencies, Corporate and Commercial, ICO, STO, IEO, Crypto Funds

I have taken a keen interest in Blockchain and crypto currencies having advised clients on the establishment of crypto currency funds, establishing crypto currency exchanges, initial coin offerings (ICOs) and operating ICO marketing platforms.

Pranav Sharma

Financial Advisor

Woodstock Fund is a Multi-Asset Investment Fund focused on investments in Distributed Ledger Technology (DLT). We invest in tokens (Utility & Security), Equity & Convertibles in both listed & unlisted space. We work diligently alongside our portfolio companies to help them scale and grow their ecosystem. Woodstock Fund’s current investments include Holochain, Elrond, Marlin Protocol, Casper Labs & Band Protocol.

Lester Abalos

Chief Marketing Officer

Passionate marketing strategist and advisor with expertise working with small to medium enterprises SME’s, developing digital marketing strategies that capture market share, achieve revenue growth and business outcomes.

Karen Cohen


Karen is the founder of Blockconsulting Group, which specialises in the intersection between Blockchain and HR. She is the Project Manager at Inspiring Rare Birds.

She is the Board Secretary for Blockchain Australia. She heads up the Women in Blockchain group in Melbourne and is the global head of HR and Operations for the Nem Foundation. Karen is known in Australia as β€œBlockmum” for her caring nature of the blockchain community.

Jason Lee


Jason is the Vice President for NEM Foundation, serving as Board of Director, Executive Committee and Council Member. NEM Foundation is a top ranking blockchain technology organisation based on market capitalisation (XEM). As an advocate for emerging technologies, he was recognised as a Forbes 30 Under 30 Asia 2018 listmaker and had represented NEM Foundation in 30 cities over the past year as an advocate in his past role as the partnerships & strategic alliances director.