Ingo Rübe Project Lead

Ingo Rübe

Founder and CEO

Ingo Rübe is founder of KILT Protocol and CEO of B.T.E. BOTLabs Trusted Entity GmbH (BTE), a subsidiary of BOTLabs GmbH, the initial developer of KILT. Earlier he served as CTO of Hubert Burda Media, where he initiated and headed the Drupal-based CMS Thunder; previously he was IT Project Director at Axel Springer. Ingo and BOTLabs is a founding member of the International Association for Trusted Blockchain Applications (INATBA) and the Decentralized Identity Foundation (DIF), and he also served on the Board of Directors of the Drupal Association.

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Christine Mohan

Christine Mohan

Vice President of Business Development

Christine Mohan has 25 years of experience in software and digital media, working for startups and corporates including The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal. Previously she was CMO of Web3 Foundation / Polkadot and co-founder of Civil Media, a blockchain syndication platform.

Matthias Möller Operations Director

Matthias Möller

Operations Director

Matthias has twenty years of professional and leadership experience in developing and shipping digital services for the internet and media industry. Since the early days of the internet he has been managing the development of front end and back end internet services for high traffic and scalable products.

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Marton Csernai Research Lead

Márton Csernai

Product Owner and Research Lead

Márton is a research scientist with experience in telecommunications, network science and neuroscience. He holds a master’s degree in electrical engineering and a PhD in computer science from Budapest University of Technology and Economics.

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Gustav Hemmelmayr Legal Director

Gustav Hemmelmayr

Legal Director

Gustav is an Austrian lawyer with 20 years of experience of which he spent over 10 years in startups and IT companies such as SAP. He holds a Certificate on Blockchain Law, Regulation and Policy from the University of Nicosia (UNIC) as well as a Master’s Degree in Communication and another one in European Integration. Currently, he is studying Blockchain and DLT at the Mittweida University of Applied Sciences and brings in all his expertise into the KILT Protocol.

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Christian Langer

Design Director

Christian is a designer, a product and service guy, a mentor for some, and first of all a dedicated road race cyclist. He has 25 years of professional experience in UX/UI Design, focusing on context awareness and cloud services, as well as developing a distinctive  design language and culture.

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Elisa Dratsdrummer - Communications and Public Relations Assistant

Elisa Dratsdrummer

Communications and Public Relations Manager

Elisa was an International Business student at European University Viadrina. She is specialised in innovative marketing, informative and operative management and communication. At KILT she leads the communications and public relations operations.

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Andreas Krautzberger, UI/UX and Graphic Design

Andreas Krautzberger

UI/UX and Graphic Design Specialist

Andreas is a UI/UX, Web and Graphic Designer with 20 years of work experience in design. He has worked in many important publishing and IT projects. He is a great Post-it artist and famous for his KrautzCats.

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Majella Horan


Before becoming fascinated by the potential of blockchain in 2013, Majella worked as a nurse, an actress and a health researcher. She has a Masters in Transpersonal Psychology and Consciousness Studies and a background in writing, editing and communications strategy for blockchain protocols such as Polkadot and Kusama.

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rishant kumar

Rishant Kumar

Ecosystem Partnerships Manager, APAC

Rishant has extensive experience working with enterprise technology and blockchain startups. He is currently Manager, Ecosystem Partnerships, APAC for KILT Protocol, responsible for partnerships that drive adoption of applications built on KILT, with a focus on the gaming sector. He previously worked at PricewaterhouseCoopers US as SAP Tech Lead for 7 years. Rishant started his career at HAL, Bangalore as an Aircraft Design Engineer and later worked with Caterpillar Inc. and Tech Mahindra. He holds a degree in mechanical engineering from VTU, India.

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Timo Welde Product Owner & Technical Lead

Timo Welde

Product Owner and Technical Lead

Timo is a Full Stack Developer, working in Blockchain Technology since 2016. He has a proven track record in Open Source development and was part of the Thunder core team ( at Hubert Burda Media, working with Ingo Rübe. Timo graduated in Computer Science at the Berlin University of Technology. He is also a biker.

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William Freudenberger

Product Owner and Blockchain Developer

William is a Software Developer who works on the node and protocol level. He studied Mathematics at the Technical University of Berlin, his hometown. Apart from coding, he enjoys the outdoors and playing Spikeball.

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Dudley Needham Blockchain Developer

Dudley Needham

Developer Relations

Dudley leads developer relations for KILT Protocol. His main focus is supporting project teams as they integrate KILT and applications built on KILT, supporting developers from ideation through implementation. He studied General Engineering at the Open University of Milton Keynes in the UK. Dudley likes to spend his free time painting; he is also a Game master for Tabletop RPGs.

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Albrecht Weiche

Albrecht Weiche

Blockchain Developer

Albrecht is a developer who works on the node and protocol. He graduated from the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology with a Master’s degree in Computer Science. He enjoys adventurous cycling tours.

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Antonio Antonino

Software Engineer

Antonio is a Software Engineer from Italy with a joint M.Sc. in Cloud Computing from the Technical University of Berlin (Germany) and Aalto University (Finland). He has previously worked as a R&D software engineer for Ericsson Finland working with blockchain solutions including Ethereum and Hyperledger. He used to be a goalkeeper, and now he enjoys it in his spare time.

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Gerawork Aynekulu

DevOps Engineer

Gerawork is a DevOps engineer who has previously worked on migrating multiple Fintech products to Azure. He graduated from University of Belgrade with MSc in Computer Science. He also enjoys comedy.

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Tino Rusch

Software Engineer

Tino is a software developer who works on the node and protocol levels. He studied Computer-Science at the Otto-von-Guericke University in Magdeburg. After working fullstack from embedded devices to cloud native apps he joined the KILT team in Berlin. When not working, you will probably find him in his garden.

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Raphael Flechtner Philosophical & Ethical Advisor

Raphael Flechtner

Philosophical & Ethical Advisor / Software Developer

Raphael is a student at the Berlin School of Mind and Brain and holds a degree in philosophy. He is specialised in Social Cognition, Evolutionary Anthropology and Social Theory. Fascinated by KILT’s goals in the disembodied online world he has contributed to shaping the vision of KILT and creating the KILT white paper.

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Aybars Ayan

Aybars Ayan

Community Moderator

Aybars Ayan is currently studying Electrical Engineering at Konya Technical University in Turkey, and works in software development for 6 years. He began his journey with mobile application development and 3 years later he jumped on to Python and Deep Learning.

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Irena Pocrnja

Irena Pocrnja

Team Assistant

Irena has a Master’s degree in Journalism (Public Relations) from the Faculty of Political Science at the University of Zagreb.
She has more than 5 years of experience in event and project organisation and in the planning, implementation and coordination of administrative tasks. She is our master of the books.