Team, Advisors & Partners
Agora is a voting technology company based in Lausanne, Switzerland. Our team is a group of individuals bound together by their passion for spreading secure and transparent elections around the world and the shared belief that Agora can offer great value for global human rights.
Leonardo GammaR, CEO
Leonardo is a financial engineer, a pilot and a programmer. He received his first award at the age of 8 by President Chirac and patented his first invention at the age of 20, a CO2 emissions reducer for cars now widely used in West Africa. Afterwards, Leonardo built, ran and sold two profitable trading algorithms to one of the world’s top 15 largest hedge funds. He has since personally run a venture capital and algorithmic trading investment fund, Lae.vc and Lae.fund. Leonardo then began investing in academic research on new types of blockchain consensus models, developing mission driven projects which led to the birth of Agora and using this knowledge to offer blockchain consulting services through Lae Technologies Ltd. Leonardo studied Mechanical Engineering BSc and Financial Engineering MSc at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (EPFL).
Boris Kaplounovski, CTO
Boris started his career in JavaCard team at Sun Microsystems, working on the implementation of an app store for J2ME applications. Afterwards he joined Intel to create open source implementation of Java, which was later integrated in Apache Harmony. Boris then took part in the Intel XML Gateway project, a software solution for accelerating, orchestrating and securing applications based on service oriented architecture, working on BPEL compiler, cryptography and interoperability testing. After 7 year at Intel as a lead software engineer, Boris decided to switch technology stack and apply his competence to e-commerce.
He joined AviaSales as CTO and 9th employee, organizing a highly effective development process and helping the startup to become N°1 online seller of airfares in Eastern Europe.
Khadija Masri, CSO & Head of Business Development North Africa
Her Excellency Mrs. Khadija Rachida MASRI has been a career diplomat for more than 30 years in Tunisia. She is a former Ambassador Permanent Representative of the African Union Commission to the United Nations in Geneva and former Head of Africa's Strategic Partnership Department at the African Union Commission in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
She is member of the African Women Leaders Network since 2017 in New York.
The Agora Foundation’s board of ambassadors consists of senior officials, international relations experts and seasoned diplomats. They work closely with our management team to open new business opportunities and are representatives as well as thought leaders for Agora.
Agora’s board of advisors consists of experienced entrepreneurs, business leaders, and blockchain experts. They work closely with our management team to advise on business strategy and tactical directions, as well as generally enrich our company with their experience and knowledge of the industry.
We already work with committed partners to turn our vision of transparent and secure elections into a global reality.