Ciara Sun

Chief of staff and Head of global business.,
Huobi Global

Ciara Sun, Financial Analysis MBA, has rich experience in financial analysis, strategic consulting and corporate management working across multinational consulting companies such as Boston Consulting Group, Deloitte Consulting and Ernst & Young. She advised Banking and Capital Markets groups for 15 major banks and performed investment analytics to support clients with billions of dollars of AUM, including hedge funds, private equity firms, and investment management corporations. Later she co-founded and served as the former COO of US Multidimensional Network Technology Co.Ltd, and oversaw firmwide strategy as the Chief Strategy Officer of Bgogo Digital Asset Exchange.

Ciara Sun is Chief of Staff and Head of Business Development and Partnerships at Huobi Group. She heads the Business Development Group, which is responsible for all overseas business, including listings, partnerships and clients outside of China. She also oversees listings for overseas markets, including the Huobi Global Exchange, Huobi Japan Exchange, Huobi Korea Exchange, and Huobi Cloud Exchanges.

Daniel Haudenschild

President of the Board,
Crypto Valley Association (CVA)

Founder and entrepreneur, Daniel brings applied blockchain adoption to fruition. Works with teams to envisage and translate business challenges into profitable blockchain deployments with motivation, guidance, and strategy.

Daniel has turned his focus to blockchain since 2015. He started his professional career at Ernst & Young and has over 20 years of global financial services experience.

Dominik Widmer

Executive Director,
SinoSwiss Holding

Dominik Widmer has been living and working in China for over 12 years. As Executive Director of SinoSwiss Holding he is handling foreign affairs of the SinoSwiss Technopark (SSTP), Chongqing, China. He has been collecting experiences in supporting numerous B2B market entry and technology incubation projects in China. His unique expertise on assisting foreign companies and start-ups to do business in and with China makes him a valuable resource in providing China micro- and macroeconomics analyses, and in developing investment strategies for China. Besides being Executive Director of Sino-Swiss Holding, he is also Vice-chairman of the European Union Chamber of Commerce in Southwest China, and the Southwest China representative of the Swiss Chamber of Commerce in China. He regularly provides expert media commentary and holds lectures on China’s evolving economic system and the economic conditions in Southwest China. He received his BA degree equivalent in economics and information technology from the University of Berne, Switzerland, and his MSc degree in project management from the University of Salford, Manchester, UK.

Prof. Dr. Josef Mondl

Senior Advisor,
TAO China Zentrum Schweiz

Mr. Josef Mondl studied Sinology and Economics in Vienna (Austria) and Taipeh
(Taiwan). He holds a Master in Business Management and Sinology from the University
of Vienna and Taiwan University, as well as a Doctor in Business Administration from
SMP St Gallen and Florida Gulf Coast University.
From 1986 to 1990 he worked as Marketing Officer at the Austrian Embassy
Commercial Section Beijing. He was then transferred to the Austrian Embassy
Commercial Section Lagos (Nigeria), where he served as Commercial Attache for
Equatorial Guinea, Nigeria, Benin, Ghana, Liberia and Sierra Leone from 1990 to 1993.
After that, he returned to China, where he continued his posting as Commercial
Attache at the Austrian Embassy Commercial Section Beijing until 1998, when he was
called back to Austria.
Early 2001, a leading Swiss Telecom supplier invited Mr. Mondl to head and implement
its transfer and setting up part of its production facilities from Switzerland, the US, and
the UK, to Mainland China. This included strategic localization coordination as well as
transfer of a plating line from Switzerland.
In 2003, Mr. Mondl joined the University of St Gallen to act as Executive Director of the
China Competence Center, while being lecturer on China related topics in various
MBA, EMBA, and other Executive Training Programs. Furthermore, he is a Senior Advisor
of the TAO China Center Switzerland, a company specialized in business consulting,
strategic market development, and organizational competence building.
Mr. Mondl is a frequent guest lecturer on China related issues at various Universities
and Business Schools as well as business organizations in Switzerland and other
European countries, has published different articles on China’s and Asia’s economic
and cultural development, and holds seminars on intercultural and business strategy
topics in China, Switzerland and other countries.
Mr. Mondl provides strategic advice and guidance to various Swiss companies in
market entry and development in China, while at the same time supporting market
entry strategies of Chinese enterprises into Switzerland and Europe.
Mr. Mondl is Austrian Citizen, married since 1986, has a daughter and a son, and enjoys
reading, chess, quantum physics, travelling, sports, and Chinese culture.

Lili Zhao

NEO Blockchain

Member of the board,

Lili Zhao is the Director of Ecosystem Growth at NEO Global Development based out of the Zurich. Prior to joining NEO, Lili worked for Swiss private banks and following that advised a number of blockchain projects internationally. She possesses cross-disciplinary experiences in the areas of wealth management, media, education and blockchain across China, UK and Switzerland. She holds an MBA from the University of St. Gallen and has a Bachelor of Economics from the University of London.

Mathias Ruch

Member of the board,

As a serial entrepreneur and investor Mathias Ruch has been involved in the digital startup scene for 20 years. Founder and CEO at CV VC (previously Lakeside Partners), a next generation investment company, where cutting-edge blockchain technology meets traditional venture capital. Co-Initiator of CV Competition, Europe’s largest Blockchain startup contest and Co-Founder of CV Labs, a co-working space and Blockchain incubator. Before turning his focus to blockchain, he built and exited several successful online and media companies such as FaroTV and Europe’s crowdsourcing pioneer Atizo. Mathias has co-founded the Swiss Blockchain Federation, where he serves as a Board Member and Chairman of the Expert Council. He is a driving force behind the development of the global blockchain startup ecosystem.

Patrik Wermelinger

Head Investment Promotion,
Switzerland Global Enterprise

Patrik Wermelinger is responsible to run and evolve Switzerland’s Investment Promotion Mandate at Switzerland Global Enterprise S-GE, the national Trade & Investment Promotion Agency. Together with the Swiss Business Hubs, the Swiss Cantons and Regions, S-GE identifies leading Tech companies and ecosystems in ten countries with the aim to foster Foreign Direct Investments into Switzerland. He is a member of the Executive Committee at S-GE since 2016. Having previously promoted the Canton of Lucerne in selected global markets with a focus on China and the USA, he brings in fourteen years of experience in Investment Promotion. Patrik has achieved an Executive MBA degree in General Management – Leadership in 2014 at the Lucerne University of Applied Sciences.

Xiaochen Zhang


Xiaochen is a solutions-driven senior finance, investment and technology executive with over 15 years of proven excellence in designing transformative innovations in capital markets. Listed as one of the Top 100 Blockchain Influencers by Lattice80 and, he leads the design and implementation of FinTech4Goods’s strategy to introduce the most disruptive technological innovations in frontier markets. As a result, FinTech4Good was awarded the Best FinTech Impact Investing Network 2019 by Wealth & Finance International. As a trusted figure in the capital market, he addressed 100+ high-level international forums as a keynote speaker and produced three blockchain and Fintech shows with 500K+ followers. He worked with many portfolio companies in launching new offers, entering into new markets and building transformative collaborative initiatives with the most reputable organizations from all over the world. In the past 10 years, Xiaochen has built strong collaborations with government agencies, multinational organizations, and financial institutions through work with the World Bank, United Nations, Inter-America Development Bank, Astana International Finance Center, Israeli Blockchain Association, IIB Council, Crowdfunding Professional Association, and many other international platforms.

Tracy Trachsler

Head of Business Relations & Corporate Strategy,
Heroes group AG

Tracy Trachsler is the Head of Business Relations and Corporate Strategy at Heroes Group, where she helps businesses develop appropriate enterprise solutions and effective marketing strategies. A young and passionate speaker, she enjoys sparking interesting and open dialogue within the tech community. Tracy has worked for international organizations, research think tanks and tech companies in both Europe and Asia, and remains committed to promoting cross-cultural intellectual exchange.

Juwan Lee

Group Chairmen and Group CEO of NexChange / CEO of Arrakis Ventures Family Office

Juwan Lee is an entrepreneur, VC, blockchain and fintech influencer, and investment professional with 30+ years
of investment industry experience where he managed portfolios and organizations on behalf of multi-billion
dollar hedge funds, proprietary trading desks, asset management, venture capital, and family office firms.

Mike Costache

Managing Partner, TaaS Capital & CEO,

Mike never liked being put in a box so he spent the last 22 years as an entrepreneur, investment banker, author, professor, speaker, investor and fundraiser for various charities. Mike is currently the CEO of FinWise, the leading summit series in the decentralized finance (DeFi) space and a Managing Partner at TaaS Capital.