Marieke Flament is the CEO at NEAR Foundation. NEAR enables the creation of OpenWeb, leveraging blockchain technology.
Bringing a wealth of international business experience as well as an in-depth knowledge about the world of crypto and fintech, Flament trained as a computer engineer and has worked across the globe in a diverse range of companies; from the luxury giant LVMH of Louis Vuitton fame to Boston Consulting Group, Expedia’s Hotels.com, crypto giant Circle and more recently Mettle by Natwest.
Flament is passionate about exploring the ways in which technology can be used to change people’s lives, and is an advocate for diversity and inclusion in finance and technology. She was recognised in the Women in FinTech Powerlist in 2017 and 2019 and she is frequently quoted by the press; including The BBC, The Telegraph, Fortune, The Financial Times, Reuters, Forbes, and City AM