Ambrosus, a blockchain-based ecosystem for the supply chain announced the addition of Jehan Chu, Managing Partner of cryptocurrency investment firm, Kenetic Capital and David Drake, Chairman at LDJ Capital to its advisory team. With an upcoming token sale commencing on September 13th, both Jehan and David will provide counsel on issues such as partnership and business development, marketing, and investor relations.
A managing partner at Kenetic Capital, a blockchain and cryptocurrency investment firm based in Hong Kong, Jehan Chu founded the Ethereum Hong Kong Community, the Hyperledger Hong Kong Community and co-founded the Bitcoin Association of Hong Kong. He also serves as the Co-Chairman of the Hong Kong Fintech Association Blockchain Committee, is a member of the Asia Fintech Angels Association, a Fellow of Singapore University of Social Sciences, a Gerson Lehrman Group (GLG) Council Member and Metta Curator for Blockchain.
[perfectpullquote align=”full” cite=”Jehan Chu” link=”” color=”” class=”” size=””]“I am delighted to join Ambrosus as a strategic advisor. The use of emerging technologies such as sensors, smart contracts and the blockchain paired with groundbreaking scientific research makes this one of the most innovative projects in the space right now. I look forward to helping shape the milestones to come.”[/perfectpullquote]
Additionally, Jehan is an Advisor to Melonport, QTUM, Digix and OpenANX Projects, Vice Chairman of Para Site Art Space, Board Member of Design Trust, and Global Patrons Board of San Francisco Museum of Modern Art.
Ambrosus Co-Founder and CEO, Angel Versetti, said:
“Ambrosus is extremely pleased to be bringing two of the industry’s most trusted and respected experts on board as Advisors: Jehan Chu and David Drake. Both are trailblazers in their fields and provide a wealth of industry experience and knowledge to the project. Both Jehan and David share our strong belief that emerging technologies have the power to overcome global supply chain challenges and transform the production, distribution, and consumption of food, pharmaceuticals, and other commodities.”
Founded in 2016 by Angel Versetti and Dr. Stefan Meyer, Ambrosus is the world’s first publicly verifiable and community-driven system to assure the quality, safety, and origins of essential products, such as medicine, food, and commodities.
David Drake, through his family office LDJ Capital, has acted as GP and LP investors with his partners in fund-of-funds, realty funds, venture capital funds and hedge funds. David’s investments currently have over fifty global directors that maintain relations with institutions and family offices with $1.5 trillion in assets. An advocate of innovative investing in early-stage equity, including $100 million USD invested in Alibaba and Palantir, David has represented the US Commerce Department at the EU Commission in both Brussels and Rome as well as a speaker at the UK Parliament.
[perfectpullquote align=”full” cite=” David Drake, Partner at LDJ Capital” link=”” color=”” class=”” size=””]“I am proud to join the Ambrosus advisory board whose team has a stellar mix of scientific expertise, technical proficiency, and strategic know-how. From starting with the global food ecosystem to now shaping the supply of pharmaceuticals, the future is bright for Ambrosus as it prepares to commence its upcoming token sale.”[/perfectpullquote]
This announcement comes as Esther Amstad, a Scientific Advisor to Ambrosus, takes the role of Lead Scientist. A Tenure Track Assistant Professor, Esther Amstad heads the Soft Materials Laboratory at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, EPFL. A former Postdoctoral Researcher at the Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences and holder of a Ph.D. in Engineering from ETH Zurich, Esther joins Ambrosus as its Lead Scientist.