Zilliqa, a high-speed blockchain technology platform, today announced En Hui Ong, a specialist in financial product sales and marketing, will be joining the company as their head of business development. Previously with BlackRock and hired directly from JPMorgan, Ms. Ong will help Zilliqa bring its technology to major commercial partners in the coming year.
“The biggest draw for me is the team,” Ms. Ong said. “In blockchain, a young and evolving space, the Zilliqa team is very different from most projects out there. The core team are tight knit, mostly from research backgrounds, and I value the professionalism and integrity that they stand for. That’s what makes Zilliqa special and why I chose to join them.”
Before joining Zilliqa, Ms. Ong worked in financial services, with her most recent role with the intermediary sales team at JPMorgan Asset Management. She earlier spent four years at BlackRock where she marketed ETFs and funds to intermediaries in Southeast Asia. Ms. Ong speaks fluent Japanese, Chinese and English.
“En Hui is an incredible candidate and she instantly fits in perfectly with the Zilliqa team,” said Xinshu Dong, CEO of Zilliqa. “We are absolutely thrilled that she decided to join our project and bring her skills and expertise to our project. It’s a testament to the potential of our technology and blockchain in general that we are able to hire such a qualified person to join our team directly from JPMorgan.”
Originally developed by a team of researchers at the National University of Singapore, Zilliqa is based on the technology of blockchain sharding and will allow for a high throughput public blockchain platform that is both secure and scalable.
As the company releases their open source technology over the coming months, Zilliqa’s technology will have applications across a wide range of industries including finance, digital advertising, ecommerce and more. One of the unique properties of the architecture behind Zilliqa is that it does not compromise security as the throughput of the system is increased, making it an attractive option for companies with mission critical processes or applications they want to transition to the blockchain.