THE TEAM

Berwin Tanco

Co-Founder, CEO

Berwin specializes in developing companies and ventures to unlock their true value and potential. After a successful career in the US and China, Berwin started Equilibria Capital, a property fund and development company in Indonesia. Ekta is the culmination of his background and the 12 years he has spent in Indonesia.

Yog Shrusti

Co-Founder, CSO

A leading technopreneur in the Middle East with 25 years of experience in information technology and digital media, Yog brings a unique combination of business acumen, technical know-how, and online strategy to the Ekta team.

Jason Zheng

Co-Founder, CMO

For more than a decade, Jason has worked as the head of marketing, PR, or consulted for consumer tech, AI, and SaaS companies. He’s the current Chief Marketing Office of Ekta, where his knowledge and experience is combined with his lifelong passion for making an impact on people’s lives.

Alex Shapiro

CTO

Alex specializes in financial software development, engineering, and delivery. His enthusiasm for problem-solving and challenges is what attracted him to Ekta, where he believes his in-depth understanding of the financial world is a valuable asset to help drive change.

Malindi Strydom

Communications

Malindi has an extensive background in marketing, copy, and content writing for fast-growing global brands. Her years of content creation and digital marketing experience make her a valuable addition to the Ekta team.

Renata Papakon

product marketing manager

Renata has experience in product marketing and project management across various industries. Her depth of knowledge rooted in consumer goods and strategic marketing backgrounds allow her to connect consumers with a seamless product experience. Combined with her passion for environmental conservation, Renata has proven an integral part of the Ekta team.

Mikey Buencamino

Product Manager

Mikey has worked in the video gaming industry for 17 years having launched and managed a multitude of game titles for several genres and platforms. He has a deep understanding of product management, e-sports, gamification, operations, analytics, game art and more.

Jonathan Chen

In-game Graphic Developer

Jonathan has experience solving problems that come with programming and applying his creativity in game design. He focuses on breaking down game mechanics and exploring different solutions to achieve the business goals of the projects he works on.

Hannah Khrisna

Creative Designer

Hannah is an experienced graphic designer & digital artist working in the marketing field for more than a decade. She has worked on numerous projects including web designs, digital marketing assets, and brand development. Her years in digital marketing and working in various industries helped her develop processes that benefit everyone involved in the projects she worked on.

Soleil Olandez

Social media manager

Soleil Olandez has over 10 years experience in the marketing industry. Having been an avid gamer since childhood, she has found her niche in the gaming industry. She has helped develop, launched, and handled numerous game titles spanning different genres and platforms. She uses her passion for gaming and marketing expertise to push the boundaries of the gaming industry.

Advisors

SHANNON CHANG

Shannon Chang is a game industry executive with over a decade of experience in tech: adtech, digital communities and marketplaces, game development, and game publishing. She is an investor in seed and Series A tech startups and creates strategic value, builds teams, and drives growth for her portfolio companies.

RICH ROBINSON

As a Clinical Professor of Entrepreneurship at Peking University's Guanghua Int'l MBA program, Rich brings extensive knowledge to the MetaTrees team. And as an entrepreneur-in-residence at Animoca Brands, he helps empower users to leverage digital assets and earn through blockchain games and the metaverses with a focus on play-to-earn.

STEVEN M. MIHALY

Steven is an entrepreneur by trade, gamer at heart. He brings a wealth of professional experience leading, supporting, and building plans, projects, and people to MetaTrees. As a gamer at heart, and walking proof of the life transforming possibilities with play-to-earn, Steven aspires to be a facilitator of every success journey within this sphere-- A leader, a guide, a comrade, a supporter, and friend.

JOHN LEE

John Lee is a long time video games executive with C-level positions at ESL (exit to Modern Times Group), Zenimax Media Ltd (exit to Microsoft) and Gigamedia (NASDAQ: GIGM). Beginning in 2018, John began to invest heavily at the intersection of games and blockchain, which has led to a diverse portfolio of leading DeFi game companies, metaverses and NFTs.

MIRKO BASIL

A veteran pro gamer and the founder of the Unix Gaming foundation, Mirko’s specialized expertise serves as an insightful guide to the Ekta team. By founding The Unix Gaming Foundation on the play-to-earn concept, Mirko strives to improve people’s lives through the power of gaming.

BARAA ABDULLA

Baraa been working in the gaming,popculture and Esports industry for more than 10 years as a presenter and producer. Produced a gaming TV show in Bahrain National TV for over 2 years along the positions he holds like newsreading, reporting and presenting other TV shows. He is known as presenter and Emcee for many Esports, gaming, popculter and other genre of events around world.