Joeri van Geelen is the Managing Partner APAC of Prysm Group, which is an economic consulting firm led by Harvard PhD economists specialized in distributed ledger and blockchain technology. Taking a first-principles approach, Prysm Group uses the tools of contract theory, game theory, market design, social choice theory, and monetary economics to design customized solutions for distributed ledger technology and blockchain-based projects. Prysm Group’s areas of expertise include consortium governance, consensus governance, token economics, incentive design, and market structure. Prysm Group counts among its Senior Advisors former Chief Economist at Microsoft and Nobel Prize winning Harvard economist; the firm’s research has been presented at DARPA, Federal Reserve, IBM, Microsoft, Pantera Capital, Polychain Capital, Harvard, MIT, NBER, and Stanford. For more information, visit www.prysmgroup.io
Over the past 10+ years, Joeri held various commercial and management roles across the globe working with Shell, Gazprom, Mitsui, Mitsubishi, Siemens, Statoil/Equinor and Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs across the Energy, Supply Chain and Digital Technology industries. Joeri currently also serves as:
• Strategic Advisor to Government and various Digital Technology start-ups;
• APAC Fintech Mentor for Plug & Play Tech Center Singapore as well as start-up judge;
• Industry thought leader with frequent speaking engagements at leading tech conferences (e.g. The Next Web Amsterdam, Forbes Tech Summit Vietnam, National University of Singapore, Malta AI & Blockchain Summit, Indo Data Week India, World Blockchain Summit Dubai, Blockchain Summit Singapore, Global Blockchain Awards, Block Live Asia, Blockchain Investors Summit etc).
He earned multiple degrees in International Business and Management from top tier universities (e.g. Harvard Business School, Rotterdam School of Management, Norwegian School of Economics, University of Groningen, University of Nottingham) and was awarded #1 Young Leader 2016 among over 13.000 alumni of the CEMS Global Alliance in Management Education as well as #1 Best Young Professional 2014 of the Netherlands (< 34 years of age)