Poseidon is based in Malta, an up-and-coming global hub of blockchain innovation. It’s the ideal ecosystem for us to place our roots, and draw upon our team’s international experience.
Meet the minds responsible for Poseidon’s groundbreaking vision and driving its operations.
Founder and CEO
Laszlo spent 17 years as a business and technology consultant for the world’s largest investment banks, including JP Morgan Chase, Deutsche Bank, and UBS, across leading financial centres including Tokyo, Toronto and London. During this time, he has developed and deployed trading and risk management systems using complex custom solutions. The past five years, Laszlo had a keen interest in blockchain technologies, established a successful server farm in Canada, and has been a successful investor in several digital assets.
Laszlo saw the weakness in current carbon markets, the opportunity to bring carbon credits to consumers via retailers and the advantages of applying blockchain technologies, which he has brought together in Poseidon. He speaks fluent German, Hungarian and English, and plays polo in his free time.
Cesare brings 18 years of experience from the financial and technology sectors to Poseidon, specialising in automation, user experience and security. During this time he set up his own business, ran teams of quantitative analysts at a major Australian bank while building their new global markets pricing and risk management platform, and established the APAC customer delivery team for an international software vendor.
Cesare has qualifications in Computer Science from France’s Supélec Grande École and Electronics from the Polytechnic University of Turin, Italy. He also holds an MBA from INSEAD, one of the world’s leading graduate business schools. Cesare speaks fluent Italian, French and English, and is a passionate motorcyclist.
Technology and Architecture Management
Chidi has spent over 16 years working as a technical solution architect leading large complex global programmes. In over 11 years at Accenture, he supported a number of leading industry organisations in developing and delivering their front to back strategies and architectures. This included end-to-end large-scale business processes and technology change and management programmes – covering operating model, functional, technical and outsourcing initiatives. He also led the UK and Ireland trading platforms practice as part of Accenture’s capital markets business, successfully developing and growing the practice over a 4 year period.
At Poseidon, Chidi leads the management and delivery of the technology landscape and high-performing service that underpin the foundation’s offering.
Research and Development
Ian is an accomplished designer with a reputation for innovative and radical concepts that have won him awards and accolades in diverse fields including aviation, luxury yachts and the automotive sector. He and his brother Neill formed the consulting venture Adaptive Space in 2000 and have worked with major automotive manufacturers for over a decade, including Porsche, Mercedes and Audi. Ian has developed and directed designs from concept through to production implementation, and is active in all creative aspects of component, system and total vehicle design, exterior and interior.
Ian graduated with honours in Industrial Design (Transportation) from Coventry University.
We're backed by experts in carbon markets, blockchains and emerging start-ups, for a best-in-class experience throughout.
Ecosphere+ is part of the impact investor Mirova Althelia. Ecosphere+ tackles climate stress and promotes sustainable economic development through a portfolio of projects that protect forests around the world, which in turn absorb carbon and reduce the levels of emissions in the atmosphere. Their mission is to grow the global demand for carbon reductions, creating an incentive to prevent the destruction of critical ecological systems. Ecosphere+ partners with investors, businesses, and individual consumers to make natural solutions to climate change accessible, including through the advancement of climate-positive ‘products with purpose’. Through its projects in vulnerable ecological zones, Ecosphere+ will source and supply carbon credits to Poseidon and market these digital solutions to clients going carbon positive. Partnering with Ecosphere+ causes a chain reaction of other positive impacts, such as supporting endangered species, empowering women, creating a market for sustainably produced products, and bringing training and new jobs in sustainable agriculture and ecotourism to local communities.
CBL Markets operates a global exchange platform providing access to multiple commodity markets, with a focus on spot energy, environmental and other soft commodities. Their carbon credit expertise will ensure that Poseidon’s blockchain integrates securely with existing markets.
Stellar.org is a non-profit organisation that develops the Stellar network, an open source distributed ledger that provides interoperability between financial institutions and different payment networks. On the Stellar network, transactions are settled in almost real-time, for fractions of a cent, in a safe and secure environment. The ability to securely support smart contracts, coupled with the network’s distributed exchange, will provide transparency for key stakeholders to verify regulatory requirements, as well as ensuring the credibility of the carbon emissions reduction market.
6point6, a technology consultancy specialising in big data and analytics, cyber security, and digital transformation, will be developing the smart contracts and tokens that will live on Stellar, as well as integrating the software development stack on Stellar for a seamless experience.
Poseidon is a non-profit organisation. We're governed by a foundation administration, which consists of one representative from each of our strategic partners.