Hazem Danny Nakib

Managing Partner at Sentinel Capital Group


Managing Partner, Sentinel Capital Group

Founder, Cambridge Blockchain Forum and Cambridge Blockchain Hub

Hazem Danny Al Nakib is a financial and regulatory technology expert, the Managing Partner at Sentinel Capital Group, and a partner at the venture capital firm 7bc. Mr Nakib also sits on the advisory boards of multiple companies leveraging blockchain, distributed ledger technologies, and AI, especially in the financial sector - including Coinfirm, Securrency, TodaQ, and the supervisory board of iov42.

Hazem is also the cofounder of the Cambridge Blockchain Forum and the Cambridge Blockchain Hub, a think-tank and incubator in Cambridge at the Bradfield Centre which links the private and public sector with the aim of implementing new emerging technology solutions and supporting early-stage venture creation. He also advises and consults for several multinational organizations and governments on how to understand, leverage, use and implement blockchain, AI, and other frontier technologies as part of their digital strategy through scalable new business models to both capture and create new value.

Hazem previously worked in various roles at the Royal Bank of Canada and Boston Consulting Group in business financial services, portfolio management, venture creation, digital strategy, and financial technologies. Hazem is a frequent speaker and writer on emerging technologies including DLT systems, AI, and the digital economy as well as their regulatory and economic implications, and has coauthored papers alongside Baker Botts, Allen & Overy as well as leading academics. Hazem studied law at the University of Cambridge and business at the University of Toronto.