Mazen El-Masri is the CEO of Genesis Technologies, a QFC Company specialized in blockchain and financial technologies. The company focuses on providing blockchain-based enterprise solutions, consultancy, and training services. Additionally, Mazen is an Associate Professor of Information Systems at Qatar University. He teaches IT project management, Data Management, and Data mining and analytics. As an academic, Mazen currently directs a $2.6M applied research program funded by QNRF that focuses on developing a blockchain-based trade finance platform. He has published in top journals such as Financial Innovations, IT & People, Information Systems Frontiers, Information Processing and Management, Journal of Information Communication and Society, Communications of the AIS, and the Journal of Enterprise Information Management.