Lon Wong is an internationally recognized veteran and thought leader in the blockchain space. He was the founder and first President of the world-class NEM.io, a billion-dollar global entity entrusted with the development and promotion of the open-source NEM blockchain technology. Lon established the first and only Blockchain center in Malaysia.
Today, he heads another initiative which is set to push the envelope on the use of existing blockchain technology. This project, known as ProximaX is not just a paradigm shift in utilizing blockchain technology, but is also a project that will change how corporate blockchain businesses will be structured. ProximaX is essentially a next generation, blockchain-based, decentralized platform providing augmented secured services, content delivery, storage and media streaming for a broad range of non-financial industries.
Prior to ProximaX, Lon had founded Dragonfly Fintech Pte. Ltd., a fintech company that specializes in mobile payments using Blockchain technology.
Lon holds a Bachelor of Engineering (Honors), in Electrical Engineering from the University of New South Wales, Australia and brings with him 30 years of experience in building businesses from engineering consultancy to software applications.
Previously, Lon served as Vice-President of the Association of Consulting Engineers in Malaysia and on the Board of Engineers Malaysia, the Construction Industry Development Board of Malaysia, Standard and Industrial Research Institute of Malaysia, Energy Commission of Malaysia and was a member of the Green Building Index Accreditation Panel.
As part of his impact investing activities, Lon funded a project in providing Applied Behavior Analysis therapy for children with Autism Spectrum Disorder and established an autism centre in Malaysia.