Michael Ricks

Founder and Managing Director
CEVEN Blockchain Network

Michael is a seasoned business leader, serial entrepreneur and has played an active role in recent ICOs. He is leading the development of the CEVEN Blockchain Network, providing the platform, smart contracts and tokens that is unlocking the value of geodata for the growing community of users, developers and geodata providers.  His expertise includes aviation, transportation, IoT, AI and cybersecurity.

He served as the Chairman of the Supervisory Board for a mobile messaging and billing firm. He has been a country, regional and global leader and partner in the financial services practices of three of the “Big Four” consultancies, as well as partner in a London investment bank advising funds and corporates on alternative asset investments in the technology sector. He is a subject-matter expert on cyber security and blockchain to government and industry. Michael earned a MBA from the Thunderbird School of Global Management, completed programs on leadership and management at Harvard Business School, as well as earning a Diploma in Company Direction from the Institute of Directors.