Mikhael Naayem

President - Games at Animoca Brands

Mikhael Naayem has a strong background in the technology and gaming industry. Mikhael is currently serving as the President of Dapper Labs, a consumer blockchain company known for creating the ERC-721 NFT standard, the Flow blockchain, NBA Top Shot, and CryptoKitties. Mikhael'srole at Dapper Labs is to bring the wonders of a decentralized internet to consumers.

Prior to their current position, Mikhael was the CBO and Co-founder of Dapper Labs from February 2018 to August 2022. Mikhael played a crucial role in the early development and growth of the company.

In addition to their work at Dapper Labs, Mikhael also serves as a Board Member at Concept Art House, a role they have held since October 2021. Concept Art House is a company involved in the gaming industry.

Before joining Dapper Labs, Mikhael held leadership roles at Animoca Brands, a mobile game publisher and developer, where they served as the President - Games. Mikhael was responsible for developing and publishing mobile games based on globally loved popular brands.

Mikhael's career in the technology industry started in 2012 when they founded Fuel Powered, a company that focused on mobile games. Mikhael served as the Founder of Fuel Powered until October 2017.

Mikhael also has a role as a Board Member at Axiom Zen, a position they have held since September 2012. Overall, Mikhael Naayem has a diverse range of experience in the technology and gaming industry, with a focus on blockchain technology and mobile game development.

Mikhael Naayem's education history begins in 1999 where they attended ECOLE ACTIVE BILLINGUE JEANNINE MANUEL and obtained an International Baccalaureate degree. From 2004 to 2008, they pursued Engineering and Applied Science, as well as Engineering and Management Systems at Columbia Engineering, earning a Bachelor of Science degree. In 2010, Mikhael attended Columbia Engineering once again and completed a Master's degree in Operations Research.



  • President - Games

    January, 2018 - present

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