Co-founder and CEO of NGRAVE
Ruben is a repeat tech entrepreneur with a focus on digital asset security and financial empowerment. He is co-founder and CEO of NGRAVE, the creator of "ZERO", the world's most secure hardware wallet for crypto storage. In 2021, he was selected a Belgium's 40 under 40. Before that, he was a finalist in scale-ups.eu's Disruptive Innovator of the Year 2020 Award, and in Google/PWC/Trends' Digital Pioneer 2020 nomination. Previous to NGRAVE, Ruben established the first automated investment platform in his home country, and leveraged a fluency in six languages to scale it internationally. Later on, he was recruited by an international financial institution to lead a multi-million dollar endeavor of setting up a group-wide algorithmic trading / investment platform from scratch, leading over twenty teams. His growing interest and passion for blockchain and digital assets made him shift his career to founding NGRAVE and evangelizing the technology by removing some of the most important adoption hurdles: security and customer experience. Ruben holds a M.Sc. in Business Engineering (MBE), several postgraduate degrees, and is a certified PMP (Project Management Professional) and LEAN Six Sigma Black Belt. Ruben also successfully completed Oxford University’s Blockchain Strategy Program.