Magdeleen Jooste

Magdeleen Jooste

Co-Founder and CEO of Planet Blockchain

A recognized leader with proven success in identifying opportunities in an increasingly diverse and demanding global landscape within the context of globalization, stricter regulatory requirements, and mergers and acquisitions.

Extensive global experience in Emerging Markets, including the BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa), Latin America, Central and Eastern Europe, the Middle East, North Africa, and near and far East Asia. Multi-industry experience, including public and private sector and healthcare, technology, hospitality, banking, oil and gas, automotive, telecoms, media and advertising, construction and engineering and the retail/service industries.

A native of South Africa with a Global Executive MBA from IESE Business School in Spain and a Masters in Digital Currencies from the University of Nicosia.

She founded Planet Blockchain based in Dubai to help create awareness regarding Blockchain and new start-ups, give people access to a community where they could network and help accelerate the adoption of Blockchain through workshops.

Speaker at various Fintech conferences and Business Councils. Most recently she is working on a new project in the EdTech space.