Our Team

CITIZENZ is a technology organization developing Identity applications based on blockchain and Artificial Intelligence to leverage governments’ and organizations’ business models. Our team has a combined experience of more than 20 years in developing technology for identity, governance, and intellectual property.

Roger Santodomingo, Co-Founder & CEO

Senior consultant at the IADB and fellow at Georgetown University, specializing in blockchain technologies and their applications to communication and democracy. He is also co-founder of IPPASSPORT. Roger is an LSE Technologist and Political Scientist. He is a renown journalist, film, and television producer and is a published author. 

Ignacio de León, Co-Founder & CFO

Start-up entrepreneur in the debt/equity crowdfunding industry. Business incubator expert and innovation policy specialist with multi-regional experience on competition policy and regulatory reform strategies. Broad knowledge, and experience on the Political Economy issues involving institutional reform in Latin America. He got his Phd on Competition Law and Economics at UCL.

Juan Carlos del Castillo, Co-Founder & CTO

Engineer with extensive experience in developing technologies. Founder of Bankcoin a blockchain company, that develops easy-to-use, secure, and low-cost technology, for managing digital currency to facilitate transactions and purchase of products and services on a global level.


Carol VanCleefChief Blockchain Business Officer

She is a highly sought-after global leader on legal, strategic and business aspects of blockchain-based technologies, digital currencies and tokenizations, anti-money laundering and sanctions regulations, business development, risk management, and corporate structures.

Adrián DíazVP of Blockchain Technology

Head architect of VIDA merging a proprietary ethereum-based Blockchain module, an Artificial Intelligence authentication process, and biometric process to achieve the highest international levels of security. Expert on developing, supporting, and launching technology products based on Blockchain and AI. Worked as OACI-certified Systems Engineer for GEMALTO, one of the leading technology companies in the Identity sector.

Marianella Morales – Legal Counsel

Over 20 years of experience in legal practice. She has been partner at Ruden McClosky, Smith, Schuster & Russell (Caracas Office), Counsel at Hoet, Pelaez, Castillo & Duque (London, UK) and Ashurt, Morris & Crisp (London, UK). JD (UCV), LLM (IESA), MBA (IESA) and International Bar Certified Notary (Maryland, USA).

Board of Advisors

Juan Elias Chebly,  Is a sustainable Development Economist and Author, he leads Give me 5 campaign.

Alfredo J. Morales-Guzmán

Iria Puyosa

Pedro Luis Rodríguez Sosa

Juan Lagrange

Jonathan Gheller


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