DEX was founded by serial entrepreneur Leon Smith who has been active in the Crypto Asset investment eco system as an early adopter. Leon has been working with the Financial Services Regulatory Authority proactively since the first release of their guidance note in 2017 to understand the regulatory implications and structure set forth by the regulator in the Abu Dhabi Global Market - one of the world’s leading financial services hubs on a global scale.
Leon's experience spans over 12 years including project management, politics, the Olympic Games, high profile construction projects, commercial structuring, strategic planning, international market development and law. He has spent over ten years living and working in the Middle East as well as developing the GCC market for several key project acquisitions. Leon has worked for Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi, a leading PR firm in the WPP
Group and a global services consultancy based in Switzerland prior to founding several leading advisory firms in the GCC market.