BOLT Founders
Key leadership and the team behind BOLT, including bios


⚡️Jamal Hassim⚡️ - Co-Founder and CEO

Jamal co-founded BOLT in 2017.
A lifelong entrepreneur, Jamal has invested, restructured, launched, and operated various television and radio networks across the world since 1995, including the TV5 Group in the Philippines, SPH Group in Singapore, JakTV in Indonesia, and the Media Prima Group across Malaysia and Africa.
Currently, Jamal is a business panel commentator with CNBC, and also sits on the advisory board of the University of Wales, Aberystwyth, where he received his Bachelor of Laws (Hons) in 1990. Jamal had additionally trained as a Barrister at the Inns of Court School of Law. Jamal is based in London.
Media Mentions and Interviews
LinkedIn/Twitter Profile
CNN - Quest Means Business with Jamal Hassim
Sky News - Interview with Jamal Hassim
Business Matters - UK's Leading Business Magazine
Analysis in Chains - News and Views on Blockchain

⚡️Christel Quek⚡️ - Co-Founder and CTO

Christel co-founded BOLT in 2017.
A Forbes 30 Under 30 awardee in 2019, she has led senior roles across Fortune 500 companies, including as Head of Content at Twitter (International Markets), the Social Business Lead for Samsung in Asia, and as the VP of Asia Pacific at Brandwatch (now acquired by Cision).
Prior to starting BOLT, Christel was one of the first members and the CMO at Zilliqa, the smart-contract processing blockchain platform.
She has also been awarded by The Guardian as one of the top 10 global digital strategists, Campaign Asia-Pacific as a Woman to Watch, and Business Insider as one of the 30 best executives to follow on Twitter.
Christel received her Bachelor of Social Sciences (Geography) from the National University of Singapore in 2012. Christel is based in Singapore.