Bertrand Perez

Bertrand Perez

Formal First Name

Bertrand Perez is the CEO of Web3 Foundation, best known for its leading project, Polkadot. Perez has been involved in the software and telecommunications industry since 1993. He has over 25 years of engineering and technical management experience in payments and telecoms, leading global engineering and operations teams of all sizes with specialization in architecture and services with 24/7 constraints. Prior to joining Web3 Foundation, he was Managing Director and COO of Diem Association, formerly Libra, a blockchain-based payment system that enables universal access to financial services. Before that, he was Senior Director of Payments at Paypal, where he was responsible for the development and maintenance of several core componens of the company's payments platform.

Professional Experience


  • He served as Senior VP of Engineering and Technical Operations at Zong, responsible for IT and operations at US and EU.

  • He was CTO at Index Multimedia, and a Network Design Tools Consultant for Ericsson.

  • Before that, he was a Product Manager at Delta Partners, and a Software Engineer at LAAS-CNRS.