Our Team

Zilliqa’s success depends on great minds working together. We are a growing team of 50+ scientists, engineers, venture creators, and industry experts who believe in evolving the scalability and sustainability of blockchain technology. We believe that the industry is still very young and that the potential is enormous.

Dr. Ben Livshits
Dr. Ben Livshits

Chief Executive Officer

Stanford Ph.D in CS., ex-Microsoft Research, ex-Brave, an accomplished leader, technologist, and computer scientist (h-index 50)

Matt Dyer
Matt Dyer

Chief of Staff

Matt is Chief of Staff at Zilliqa, leading teams to innovate and excel with clarity of vision. Building on more than 20 years of experience in strategic management, and enterprise sales.

Richard Watts
Richard Watts

Chief Technology Officer

Richard is Zilliqa's passionate CTO and technologist. PhD and Director of Studies at Selwyn College, University of Cambridge.

Aparna Narayanan
Aparna Narayanan

Head of Communication

Communications professional with 7+ years global experience in PR strategy and brand building.

Dr. Ilya Sergey
Dr. Ilya Sergey

Lead Language Designer

Ph.D. KU Leuven, Associate Professor at National University of Singapore and Yale-NUS College, ex-UCL, ex-JetBrains, Dahl-Nygaard Junior Prize, Google Faculty Research Award



Our ecosystem team supports blockchain education and growth initiatives, conducts market research and promotes the adoption of the Zilliqa platform.


Business tech

Our blockchain consultants deliver fast, secure, and compliant solutions, harnessing the power of the Zilliqa blockchain so your business can successfully grow on our network.



Our platform team helps design, construct, and manage Zilliqa’s core infrastructure.



The Scilla team successfully maintains our safe-by-design smart contract language for all our users.



The usability team maintains the SDKs, IDEs, toolkits, applications, and documentation for our dApp developers and end-users.


Marketing and communications

Our marketing team will ensure that Zilliqa's core values are not only heard but celebrated across all its platforms.

Our global team of scientists, engineers, and venture creators are ready to unleash blockchain technology.