Lon Wong brings with him over 30 years of experience in building businesses from engineering consultancy to network, and software applications. He 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 Foundation, a billion-dollar global entity entrusted with the development and promotion of the open-source NEM blockchain technology. Lon established the first 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, envisions to reimagine and evolve blockchain technology into a different paradigm.
Lon also founded and spearheads Dragonfly Fintech Pte. Ltd., a fintech company that specializes in mobile payments using Blockchain technology, which is currently operating in Cambodia.
Lon serves as advisor to several blockchain projects across the globe. He is often invited to speak in blockchain conferences and events, and regularly contributes papers and articles about the subject matter to publications, blogs and media internationally. He also invests in blockchain technology related projects and initiatives.
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.
Lon holds a Bachelor of Engineering (Honors), in Electrical Engineering from the University of New South Wales, Australia.