Meet Dona Rinon: Treasurer at the NEM Foundation | BTCMANAGER
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Dona has a bachelor’s degree in computer engineering from AMA University in Makati, Philippines. Her 20 years of experience has seen her work in many different areas including engineer consultancy, banking, customer service, and research. She has also worked as a design engineer, HSE representative, and management representative. She previously worked in organizations such as Fujitsu, DELL, American Express, HSBC, JPMorgan, Chase Bank, and Promat BD Ltd ME, a subsidiary of Marla Tube Fittings Ltd.
Dona spearheaded the NEM Middle East team as well as helping to establish NEM teams in other regions such as Singapore and Ukraine during the early stages of recruitment. She helped lead the Middle East team before being elected Treasurer to the NEM Foundation where she now works on operations, finance and communications globally.
Dona presenting at the Abu Dhabi meet up
How did you get involved in blockchain?
I was first introduced to blockchain by a friend who I turned to for help when I was looking for a part-time job online. I was hesitant at first but he said that it’s not a scam and that it’s a working platform with many use cases. I started researching about blockchain and after many months of reading and learning I was ready to share about NEM and help launch the NEM UAE Team. Our first NEM 101 was at a friend’s house who welcomed us to share about cryptocurrency and the NEM blockchain. Since then we have hosted many meetups and technical training workshops in Dubai,