Directors and Management Team
Paul MathiesonFounder, Chairman & Chief Executive Officer
Mr. Mathieson is the Founder, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Investment Evolution Coin Ltd. and serves on the Board of Directors of Investment Evolution Coin Ltd., Investment Evolution Ltd. and Investment Evolution Exchange Ltd.
Mr. Mathieson is also currently the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Mr. Amazing Loans Corporation, a public SEC reporting US company listed on OTC (MRAL). Previously in 2005, Mr. Mathieson founded the Amazing Loans consumer finance business in Australia in 2005 and the Mr. Amazing Loans consumer finance business in the United States in 2010. In recognition of Amazing Loans’ success, Mr. Mathieson was awarded Ernst & Young's 2007 Australian Young Entrepreneur of the Year (Eastern Region). Mr. Mathieson has over 24 years finance industry experience in blockchain/cryptocurrencies, lending, funds management, stock market research and investment banking.
His career has included positions as Financial Analyst/Institutional Dealer with Daiwa Securities from 1995 to 1995, Head of Research for Hogan & Partners from 1995 to 2000, and Stockbroker and Investment Banking Associate with ING Barings from 2000 to 2001. In addition, from 2002 to 2010, Mr. Mathieson was the Founder and Managing Director of IE Portfolio Warrants, a funds management business that offered high return and leveraged structured Australian equities products.
Mr. Mathieson received a Bachelor of Commerce from Bond University, Queensland, Australia in 1994 and a Master's Degree of Applied Finance from Macquarie University, New South Wales, Australia in 2000.
Sam PrasadDirector & Chief Operating Officer
Mr. Prasad sits on the board of Investment Evolution Exchange Ltd. as an executive director and is the Chief Operating Officer of Investment Evolution Coin Ltd.
Previously Mr. Prasad has worked as an auditor in Strategic Growth Markets for Ernst & Young, and in Corporate Finance for KPMG and BDO. Mr. Prasad also spent 4 years as VP Corporate Finance for fintech consumer finance company Mr. Amazing Loans, where his roles included capital raising, marketing, online customer acquisition and business development. Mr. Prasad has also provided management consulting services to a variety of clients, specializing in consumer finance companies and technology startups.
Mr. Prasad holds a Bachelor of Commerce from Bond University, a Masters of Finance (Corporate Finance) from the University of New South Wales, and a Postgraduate Diploma of Chartered Accounting from the Institute of Chartered Accountants Australia.
Mr. Vassallo sits on the board of Investment Evolution Exchange Ltd. as an independent director.
Mr. Vassallo holds an MBA from Henley Management College (Henley-on-Thames UK). In 2014 he lobbied the Government of Malta to adopt the concept to create a legal framework for the Blockchain invention, this idea developed into the Mata National Blockchain Strategy Memorandum which was approved by the Cabinet in March 2017, He built the original team that produced this strategy and is actively involved with four acts of legislation drafted and approved for the blockchain sector.
Mr. Vassallo is co-founder of the Blockchain Malta Association and the founder of the Blockchain Industry workshop with the Malta Financial Services Authority (MFSA). The mass adoption of cryptocurrencies and the development of the Blockchain industry is his life purpose.
PROFESSOR JOSEPH FALZONDirector
Professor Falzon sits on the board of Investment Evolution Exchange Ltd. as an independent director.
Professor Falzon is currently the Head of the Department of Banking and Finance and the former Dean of the Faculty of Economics, Management and Accountancy at the University of Malta. He holds a Ph.D. degree in economics from Northwestern University, USA, and is the author of several foreign publications and of numerous papers on the Maltese economy.
He has served as a consultant to several leading organizations and financial institutions in Malta, including the Ministry of Finance, Ministry of Economic Services, Economic Policy Division, Malta Tourism Authority, Bank of Valletta, Central Bank of Malta, Office of Fair Competition, Housing Authority, GRTU and Malta Council of Economic and Social Development (MCESD). He has also served as a Board Member of the National Tourist Organization, Enemalta and the Malta Statistics Authority.
Professor Falzon has been nominated as member of the Board of Directors on several financial companies and also sits on the investment committee of several funds. He has also served on the Executive Committee of the European Association of University Lecturers in Banking and Finance, and is currently the Deputy Chairman of the Malta Stock Exchange.
MALCOLM ST JOHNDirector
Mr. St John sits on the board of Investment Evolution Exchange Ltd. as an independent director and is also the Chairman of the Audit Committee.
Mr. St John has worked in the financial services industry since 1999. He started his career as a banker at HSBC Bank Malta plc and qualified as a certified public accountant in 2008. He pursued his career in the funds industry after joining Apex Fund Services in 2008 with his last position held as Head of Compliance. He has also been appointed as Director on various collective investment schemes. Most recently Mr. St John was responsible for the setting up and managing of Mainstream Fund Services (Malta) Limited. Today he is the CFO of System73 Limited, a software company offering online streaming solutions for the masses.
ANDREW CASSARFinancial Controller
Mr. Cassar is the Financial Controller of Investment Evolution Exchange Ltd.
Mr. Cassar previously worked as a tax senior with Ernst & Young Malta for 6 years, handing Corporate and Personal Tax Compliance and providing Tax advisory for various industries. During this tenure at Ernst & Young he was also engaged with accounts and payroll of international clients. Prior to joining Investment Evolution Exchange Ltd. Mr. Cassar was Group Accountant of Elbros Group for 4 years, which is one of the largest construction groups in Malta. As Group Accountant he was responsible for directing all aspects of the finance and accounting functions of the group, dealing with IFRS updates and working with external auditors for statutory year-end audits.
Mr. Cassar holds Honours in Banking and Finance from Malta University, is a fellow of Association of Chartered Certified Accountants, which is the global body for professional accountants and holds a warrant of Certified Public Accountant.
Compliance/Customer Service/Lending Team - Malta
KRISTINE DELA PENACompliance & Customer Support Officer
Kristine Dela Pena is a Compliance and Customer Support Officer of Investment Evolution Exchange Ltd.
In the Philippines, she has worked as Customer Service Representative for three years answering customer queries for a major US mobile telecom company. She has worked as Retentions Specialist dealing with customer complaints and serving customers when they want to cancel their service and offering alternatives of the company. Recently she has worked as an Event Manager in Advanced Health Media dealing with answering emails and phone calls regarding events for pharmaceutical companies, analyzing and coordinating project management services, including provision and analysis of technical data, coordinating logistics and service agreements and calculating statistics to improve on future projects.
JERANIE D. CARINOCompliance & Customer Support Officer
Jeranie D. Carino is a Compliance & Customer Support Officer of Investment Evolution Exchange Ltd.
Jeranie has worked in customer service with various companies in Philippines within the hospitality and health industries. She has completed a Bachelor of Science in Tourism from Aquinas University of Legazpi, Philippines and is currently completing Secretarial and Office Administration with The Computer Training Course Ltd. at Naxxar, Malta.
GEORGE RINGO BENITOCompliance & Customer Support Officer
George Ringo Benito is a Compliance & Customer Support Officer of Investment Evolution Exchange Ltd.
George has worked as a Customer Service Representative with Sitel Phil Inc and then was promoted to Supervisor to manage and mentor call agents under his supervision. In Philippines, he also became a Learning Specialist for other customer support representatives by training and teaching new hires about the products and process for their preparation in their live call taking and act as a supervisor for call center agents. He has a Bachelor of Science in Hospitality and Tourism Management from Saint Louis University, Philippines.
ERNIELYN CADIANGCompliance & Loan Officer
Ernielyn Cadiang is a Compliance & Loan Officer of Investment Evolution Exchange Ltd.
In Philippines, she worked for 10 years in Lending Corporation, as Loan processor by assisting walk in clients and phone inquiries, in the collections department to prepare billing, collection reports and refund scheduling, and also as a Marketing Department Assistant. Within her various roles in the company, she undertook checks and verifications before processing of loans and due diligence when onboarding clients and also KYC procedures. Ernielyn has also attended Banking and Finance courses at university in Manila, Philippines.