As a multilingual global leader, Stefan Rust turns the potential presented by cutting edge technologies into commercial opportunities.
He has held executive positions and launched companies by building strategies, raising funds and creating business development partnerships as a foundation for successful ecosystems and associated business growth across mobile, IoT, big data & blockchain.
He bought his first bitcoin at $5.- in April 2012 and currently has a wide investment and advisory portfolio across the blockchain industry. He is a father of 4 children and a top 10 global competitive swimmer. Prior to pursuing entrepreneurship, Stefan gained extensive experience developing new business opportunities for Lucent Technologies and Siemens throughout the Asia Pacific region. Prior to that, he was responsible for all production and post-production facilities for Limelight Studios, a Pan-European Satellite Broadcaster based in Zurich, Switzerland. Stefan is a board member and chairmen of the Asia Pacific Chapter of the Mobile Entertainment Forum, and also represents Sun Microsystems in the Cable and Satellite Broadcasting Association of Asia.
Stefan is based in Hong Kong and frequently travels around the world to assess new technologies and investment opportunities. He holds a postgraduate degree in Econometrics from theUniversity of Zurich and speaks fluent Mandarin, German, and French.