About > Team & Advisors

Core Team

David Carvalho

Founder, CEO & Chief Scientist

20+ years as Ethical-Hacker and C-Level roles in regulated & critical areas. Advisor to multi $billion business & nation-state projects in cyber espionage, cyber war & cyber terrorism mitigation

Monica Oravcova

Co-founder & Chief Operating Officer

15+ years IT & Cybersecurity in various industries. led operations for FTSE100 clients AT&T, IBM, Apple and managed budgets of $100M+

Sumit Chauhan

Chief Technology Officer

CTO & Advisor with 20+ years building/developing enterprise level solutions using blockchain & AI for cybersecurity, IoT, and Fintech businesses

Guy Davies

Chief Marketing Officer

19+ years commercial sales and business development for technology & innovation brands. 7+ years Blockchain, marketing & growth specialist

David Holtzman

Chief Strategy Officer

CTO Network Solutions, Chief Scientist IBM, CTO & Cybersecurity advisor to White House under 3 x presidential campaigns now advising web3/blockchain

Scott MacAndrew

Chief of Finance

25 Years Global Finance Portfolio & Hedge Fund Manager, Trader, Market-Maker, Investor. Focus : banking, capital markets, crypto, tokenomics, blockchain

Youssef El Maddarsi

Global Head of Business Development

CEO Naoris Consulting. +10 years as an entrepreneur in strategic development. Graduated in Business Administration from Regent’s University. FinTech & AI from Wharton, blockchain from INSEAD, tech from Duke. Certified by Yale and École Polytechnique.

Saurabh Jain

Head of Technology R&D

18+ years experience in Software Development and Project Execution, 3+ years in Blockchain enabled Enterprise Solutions across Hyperledger, Fabric, Ethereum, Algorand, EOS, WAX, in areas of Scale Design, Resilience and Fault Tolerance and User Experience.

Lucas Bonnard

Head of Partnerships

Experienced business developer and marketing manager involved in the blockchain space since 2016. working with start-ups and traditional finance clients.

João Ferreira Santos

Head of Compliance

João is an experienced Regulatory / AML / KYC / IP Advisor. He has previously worked in Banco BPI, BNP Paribas and various startups at Managing Director level in Hong Kong. Holds a Law degree from the Faculty of Law of Lisbon University and is a licensed Lawyer.

Hugo Cavaleiro

Lead Project Manager

Experienced Project Manager in IT for 15+ years, contributing to the launch of worldwide products and services. Passionate about building and managing digital projects that are both innovative and challenging.

Vijayant Verma

Head of Data Science and Open Source

Technologist with 18+ years experience in BI, Blockchain, AI and ETL Development for business applications. Expertise in deployment of custom open source tools to fit business requirements. Fluent in Golang, Python, Nodejs, Java, and Spring.

Constantinos Antoniou

Social Media Analyst

Constantinos is an experienced Crypto Analyst and Marketeer. He previously worked as Head of Community at Panther Protocol and as Head of Research at D-Core.net managing a team of researchers and the development of the platform.

Puneet Nayal

Blockchain Developer

Expertise in Ethereum, Hyperledger, WAX, Solana, Tokens, DeFi Applications and  Cryptocurrencies, with experience in both permissioned and permissionless blockchains.

David Carvalho

Founder, CEO & Chief Scientist

20+ years as Ethical-Hacker and C-Level roles in regulated & critical areas. Advisor to multi $billion business & nation-state projects in cyber espionage, cyber war & cyber terrorism mitigation

Monica Oravcova

Co-founder & Chief Operating Officer

15+ years IT & Cybersecurity in various industries. led operations for FTSE100 clients AT&T, IBM, Apple and managed budgets of $100M+

Sumit Chauhan

Chief Technology Officer

CTO & Advisor with 20+ years building/developing enterprise level solutions using blockchain & AI for cybersecurity, IoT, and Fintech businesses

Guy Davies

Chief Marketing Officer

19+ years commercial sales and bus development for technology & innovation brands. 7+ years Blockchain, marketing & growth specialist

David Holtzman

Chief Strategy Officer

CTO Network Solutions, Chief Scientist IBM, CTO & Cybersecurity advisor to White House under 3 x presidential campaigns now advising web3/blockchain

Scott MacAndrew

Chief of Finance

25 Years Global Finance Portfolio & Hedge Fund Manager, Trader, Market-Maker, Investor. Focus : banking, capital markets, crypto, tokenomics, blockchain

Saurabh Jain

Head of Technology R&D

18+ years experience in Software Development and Project Execution, 3+ years in Blockchain enabled Enterprise Solutions across Hyperledger, Fabric, Ethereum, Algorand, EOS, WAX, in areas of Scale Design, Resilience and Fault Tolerance and User Experience.

Youssef El Maddarsi

Global Head of Business Development

CEO Naoris Consulting. +10 years as a results-oriented entrepreneur, specialist in strategic development. Graduated in Business Administration from Regent’s University. Specializations FinTech & AI from Wharton, blockchain from INSEAD, and technology from Duke. Certified by Yale and École Polytechnique.

Lucas Bonnard

Head of Partnerships

Experienced business developer and marketing manager involved in the blockchain space since 2016. working with start-ups and traditional finance clients.

João Ferreira Santos

Head of Compliance

João is an experienced Regulatory / AML / KYC / IP Advisor. He has previously worked in Banco BPI, BNP Paribas and various startups at Managing Director level in Hong Kong. Holds a Law degree from the Faculty of Law of Lisbon University and is a licensed Lawyer.

Hugo Cavaleiro

Lead Project Manager

Experienced Project Manager in IT for 15+ years, contributing to the launch of worldwide products and services. Passionate about building and managing digital projects that are both innovative and challenging.

Vijayant Verma

Head of Data Science and Open Source

Technologist with 18+ years experience in BI, Blockchain, AI and ETL Development for business applications. Expertise in deployment of custom open source tools to fit business requirements. Fluent in Golang, Python, Nodejs, Java, and Spring.

Constantinos Antoniou

Social Media Analyst

Technologist with 18+ years experience in BI, Blockchain, AI and ETL Development for business applications. Expertise in deployment of custom open source tools to fit business requirements. Fluent in Golang, Python, Nodejs, Java, and Spring.

Puneet Nayal

Blockchain Developer

Technologist with 18+ years experience in BI, Blockchain, AI and ETL Development for business applications. Expertise in deployment of custom open source tools to fit business requirements. Fluent in Golang, Python, Nodejs, Java, and Spring.

Unique Mentorship & Guidance

Kjell GrandHagen

Former Chairman NATO
Intelligence Committee

Inspiration to create Naoris Protocol came through a meeting with the former Head of NATO / OTAN Intelligence Committee Kjell Grandhagen, who stated that “We don’t need to play a better game against cyber-criminals, we need to play a different game”.

His motivation led to the creation of Decentralized Cybersecurity Mesh Architecture (dCSMA), utilising Blockchain and AI to remove the single points of failure that exist in current centralised solutions.

Advisors

Visionary Guidance from Tech and Business Luminaries

Naoris Protocol gains immense strategic direction from cyber industry stalwarts and strategic military expertise to accelerate real-world DePIN adoption across industries like banking, fintech, and healthcare.

With battle-hardened security advisory from military veterans who have established offensive and defensive cyber capabilities to protect national critical infrastructure in high-threat environments. Their guidance enables adherence to exacting security standards demanded by global defense forces.

Ahmed Réda Chami

President of CESE, Minister of Industry, Trading/new Technologies Ambassador of Morocco to the EU

Inge Kampenes

Former Chief of Norwegian Armed Forces Cyber Defence

Mick Mulvaney

Former White House Chief of Staff, also served in the U.S. House of Representatives & director of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB).

Brigadier-General Carlos Ribeiro

Former Chief of Portuguese Armed Forces Communications and Information Systems, and CyberDefence

Knut Grandhagen

Head of Comms,Norwegian Armed Forces Cyber Defence

James Diorio

Award winning author, CEO Tradecraft Capital, Blockchain/Crypto asset manager, 30+years tech experience

Brendan Holt Dunn

CEO of Holdun Family Office

Jack Melnick

Head of DeFi @ Polygon Labs

Steven Sprague

Pioneering Trusted Computing Visionary

Elena Gaudette

Chief of Staff at Cisco Cloud Security

Predrag Puharic

Cyber Security Advisor

Jayson E. Street

Hacker, Helper & Human

Peter Ince

Blockchain Security Researcher at Monash University

Sean Burke

Expert Blockchain, IoT, AI, Cyber Security

Nuno Almeida, PhD

University Professor at Instituto Superior Técnico

Miguel Oliveira, PhD

Director at University of Aveiro

Dr. Magda Lilia Chelly, PhD

Award-winning global cybersecurity leader

Jane Frankland

Cybersecurity Executive

Richard Baylie

CIO at OCS Group

Svein-Erik Nilsen

Cyber and Decentralization Ambassador

CJ

CyberSecurity Consultant, Crypto Trader and Investor

Fabrizio Lorini

Compliance Advisor,
Co-Chairman ACAMS

Ahmed Réda Chami

President of CESE, Minister of Industry, Trading/new Technologies Ambassador of Morocco to the EU

Inge Kampenes

Former Chief of Norwegian Armed Forces Cyber Defence

Mick Mulvaney

Former White House Chief of Staff, also served in the U.S. House of Representatives& director of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB).

Brigadier-General Carlos Ribeiro

Former Chief of Portuguese Armed Forces Communications and Information Systems, and CyberDefence

Knut Grandhagen

Head of Comms,Norwegian Armed Forces Cyber Defence

James Diorio

Award winning author, CEO Tradecraft Capital, Blockchain/Crypto asset manager, 30+ years tech experience

Brendan Holt Dunn

CEO of Holdun Family Office

Jack Melnick

Head of DeFi @ Polygon Labs

Steven Sprague

Pioneering Trusted Computing Visionary

Elena Gaudette

Chief of Staff at Cisco Cloud Security

Predrag Puharic

Cyber Security Advisor

Jayson E. Street

Hacker, Helper & Human

Peter Ince

Blockchain Security Researcher at Monash University

Sean Burke

Expert Blockchain, IoT, AI, Cyber Security

Nuno Almeida, PhD

University Professor at Instituto Superior Técnico

Miguel Oliveira, PhD

Director at University of Aveiro

Dr. Magda Lilia Chelly, PhD

Award-winning global cybersecurity leader

Jane Frankland

Cybersecurity Executive

Richard Baylie

CIO at OCS Group

Svein-Erik Nilsen

Cyber and Decentralization Ambassador

CJ

CyberSecurity Consultant, Crypto Trader and Investor

Fabrizio Lorini

Compliance Advisor,
Co-Chairman ACAMS

Multi-disciplinary Academic Excellence

As a leader in peer-reviewed research at the intersection of blockchain, security, and privacy, Naoris Protocol collaborates with professors, researchers, and PhDs globally. This underscores our focus to enable cross-disciplinary academic impact to drive mainstream adoption.

Thought leaders like Miguel Oliveira, Director at the University of Aveiro specializing in cybersecurity, wireless communications, and data analytics, and Professor Nuno Almeida from Instituto Superior Técnico, innovating in cyber-physical asset management lending crucial and invaluable perspectives.

University

University

University

Nuno Almeida, PhD

University Professor at Instituto Superior Técnico

Miguel Oliveira, PhD

University Professor at Instituto Superior Técnico