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Ali Akil

Co-Founder & Chief Vision Officer “CVO” of Public Bloc


Ali Akil leads Public Bloc, Inc. a blockchain solutions firm based in Washington D.C.


Ali has an undergraduate degree in Economic Geography and an MBA in Global Business from Case Western Reserve University. Prior to starting Public Bloc, Ali was a channel and partnership executive at IBM. Where his clients included over few hundred fortune 500 companies in the following verticals: Oil & Gas, Aero Space and Defense, Auto’s, Industrial Manufactures, Chemicals and Electronics. Ali is a U.S. Army Veteran and former U.S. Treasury Department analyst and a contributor to the team that crafted the first U.S. Crypto and Marijuana Regulations.

In December 2019, Ali was selected to be a member of both the National Small Business Association (64,000-member organization), Leadership Council and the Small Business Technology Council. Ali has consulted on variety projects and programs throughout Asia, Africa, and the Caribbean under his company Atelligence, LLC. 


Additionally, is the host of On The Bloc Podcast, which features guest that are leaders and innovators in the realms of business, technology and culture. In his spare time, Ali is a mentor to startups, small businesses, college, and high school students.



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