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Prestige 40 Under 40 2020: Christel Quek

Christel Quek

30, Co-Founder and Chief Commercial Officer of BOLT Global

Previously the Head of Content at Twitter and the lead for Social Business at Samsung Asia, Christel also launched the UK-based global social listening company Brandwatch’s first office in Asia-Pacific before co-founding BOLT Global, a software platform focused on live media experiences delivered by hardware.

“We are building the first TV ecosystem that rewards you for your viewing and interactions, underscored by blockchain technology. BOLT has two apps – BOLT+ and Pegasus – which serve as a live TV/media application and a blockchain-enabled wallet respectively,” says Christel, who is also presently an advisor to Zilliqa, Switcheo and Ankr, all of which are next-gen blockchain companies.

One of BOLT’s most significant partnerships is with Hisense, the Chinese electronics manufacturer, which is the No. 2 smart TV manufacturer in the world. This collaboration will bring together live TV channels, interactive content and BOLT’s platform to users across the emerging markets, particularly the African continent. It is also embarking on a strong push into live streaming, interactive entertainment, a gameshow platform and e-sports, utilising aggressively its integrated wallet and streaming capability. Besides Africa, the company is also eyeing Europe and the Middle East.