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spot_imgspot_img AG appoints Simon Dössegger as CEO AG appoints Simon Dössegger as CEO AG, an emerging leader in blockchain-powered data-integrity services for supply chain operations, has appointed Simon Dössegger as its Chief Executive Officer. Malik El Bay, a co-founder of, will step down as the current CEO to pursue new opportunities.

By appointing Simon Dössegger as CEO, the modum board of directors ensures a successor with a proven track record: leading a sensor start-up from a product prototype to market entry, commercial production, and mass commercialization. Simon, 31, holds a Master’s in Robotics Engineering from ETH Zurich. He led Skybotix, an ETH spin-off, serving as CEO for 2.5 years, after which it was acquired by American action-camera maker GoPro. At GoPro, Simon held a senior product and technology management role and expanded his knowledge with valuable experiences in the multinational, publicly-traded company, while helping to scale operations locally.

“Simon is going to take to the next level,” said Werner Spörri, chairman of “His experience in scaling high-tech start-ups, his passion for driving product management at a global scale, and his authentic team spirit, make him an extraordinary fit for” Spörri continued: “His experience leading a new team as they enter the market make him the right person to lead to the next stage of growth after closing a successful token sale, raising more than USD 13M.”

“I’m incredibly excited and honoured to join the team, who have, in a short period of time, caused an exciting disruption in supply-chain operations. Together, we will position modum to execute on our milestones and drive the company to profitability,” said Dössegger. He added, “ has a rare combination of incredibly talented people, a culture dedicated to product innovation, momentum in the market, and a product connecting several thriving technology sectors.”

Malik El Bay, who will step down as CEO at the end of September, expressed his full confidence in the board’s choice:

“Simon is a remarkable leader who will, with certainty, drive’s ongoing success.” El Bay remarked, “I’m very happy with the board’s decision, and I’m confident that under Simon’s leadership will lead the deployment and adoption of blockchain technology in the global supply chain.”

Malik El Bay, an experienced entrepreneur, has initiated a number of start-up projects over the last several years. His experience and efforts have paved the way for modum’s successful market entry. He is eager to take on new challenges and continuing to bring big ideas into reality.

He will will continue to support as an advisor and remains committed to supporting the modum team execute its vision:

“…to improve supply-chain operations with blockchain technology.”

Werner Spörri added:

“Malik has been an outstanding leader and deserves a lot of credit for modum’s accomplishments to date. We are forever grateful for his contribution and wish him best of luck for his new adventures.”


Richard Kastelein
In his 20s, he sailed around the world on small yachts and wrote a series of travel articles called, 'The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Seas' travelling by hitching rides on yachts (1989) in major travel and yachting publications. He currently lives in Groningen, the Netherlands where he has set down his anchor to raise a family and write. Founder and publisher of industry publication Blockchain News (EST 2015) and director of education company Blockchain Partners (Oracle Partner) – Vancouver native Richard Kastelein is an award-winning publisher, innovation executive and entrepreneur. He has written over 2500 articles on Blockchain technology and startups at Blockchain News and has also published in Harvard Business Review, Venturebeat, Wired, The Guardian and a number of other publications. Kastelein has an Honorary Ph.D. and is Chair Professor of Blockchain at China's first blockchain University in Nanchang at the Jiangxi Ahead Institute software and Technology. He has over a half a decade experience judging and rewarding some 1000+ innovation projects as an EU expert for the European Commission's SME Instrument programme as a startup assessor and as a startup judge for the UK government's Innovate UK division. Kastelein has spoken (keynotes & panels) on Blockchain technology at over 50 events in 30+ cities.
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