Farkhad Shagulyamov

Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder


Farkhad is an influential speaker with a wealth of business experience. He has played a key role in the successful development of multiple notable companies in the blockchain space.

Since its establishment in just 2019, Farkhad has grown Velas to partner with the world-renowned Scuderia Ferrari F1, Spacechain and IQONIQ, a sports and entertainment fan engagement platform.

Farkhad has been featured on:

  • The educational tv-series ‘Behind the scenes’ with Host Laurence Fishburne.
  • As a speaker, he has participated in the Global DeFi Investment Summit 2021.
  • As a speaker, he has participated in Blockchain Economy Istanbul 2020.
  • As a speaker at Token 2049, Singapur.
  • Been interviewed in Forbes, Token2049.


Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing Management from International University in Geneva.
Bachelor of Business Administration – BBA from Webster University Geneva.
Led Velas to be named as a Crypto Valley Top 23 Blockchain Firm.

He is the CEO and Co-Founder of Velas, the fastest EVM blockchain and ecosystem for smart contracts and dApps. Velas is based in Zug, Switzerland and has grown quickly to become a leading technology company in the region.

Before being appointed CEO this year, Farkhad acted as Director of Business Development at Velas. His strong motivation to invest in the crypto sphere began in 2016 and he has since gained significant knowledge and experience in the industry, becoming a leader in the space. He has also founded Alpina Capital AG, a leading regulated crypto brokerage firm, and BitOrbit, a decentralized social media platform. His other previous roles include Partner and Head of Business Development at Blockchain Suisse AG and Executive director at RF Enterprise SA.

As a co-creator of the first crypto ISIN (international security identification number), Farkhad has paved the way for fellow crypto companies and regularly shares thought-provoking ideas of decentralization, Web3 and cryptocurrency.

Events Associated With:

MEIS Oct'2022

Participated as Panelist
on Crypto Panel – Unlocking the Financial Transformation in the Web 3.0 Era: DeFi, Blockchain and CBDC
With Rachel Pether as Moderator