Aurélien is Founder and CEO of Gatecoin, a regulated online trading platform for cryptocurrency and blockchain assets based in Hong Kong.
He is a well-known member of the global blockchain technology community and is regularly invited to speak at industry events such as Euromoney’s Capital Markets Blockchains Conference (Hong Kong), the Global Conference on Money Laundering and Digital Currencies (Qatar) and the UBS Future of Finance Forum (Hong Kong).
Aurélien is also a guest-lecturer on blockchain and cryptocurrency at universities in Hong Kong and provides regular commentary to major media including the South China Morning Post, Bloomberg News, Reuters, CNBC and Finance Magnates.
Aurélien is a founding member of the Bitcoin Association of Hong Kong, which works to raise awareness of blockchain technology applications, such as cryptocurrency, among the regional business community and local regulators.
He began his career as an investment banker, working on M&A and financial deals for major global CIBs in Europe and Hong Kong, including BNP Paribas, JP Morgan, Société Générale and Crédit Agricole.
Aurélien quit the banking world in 2013 to start Gatecoin, following his discovery and new-found passion for bitcoin and blockchain technology.
Aurélien received a BSc. in Engineering from UPMC, Paris VI and a MSc. in Management from EM Lyon Business School. He is originally from Paris, France.