Sultan Meghji

Sultan Meghji

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Sultan Meghji is a noted expert in AI, biotechnology, cybersecurity, quantum computing, and Web3. Meghji is the Co-Founder and CEO of Frontier Foundry and an Adjunct Associate Professor at Duke University's Pratt Engineering School. He has over 30 years of significant experience in tech, including launching, scaling and selling a number of startups in frontier technologies, biotech and fintech – from cloud computing, to clinical genetics, to AI-enabled banking. He serves as a scholar in the Technology and International Affairs Program at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, a fellow at the George Mason National Security Institute, and is a distinguished member of the Bretton Woods Committee. He also advises both America’s Frontier Fund and Reciprocal Ventures. He currently served as the inaugural Chief Innovation Officer at the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, where his remit included emerging technology, regulatory policy, interagency and intergovernmental activities.


  • Meghji began his career at the National Center for Supercomputing Applications, where he developed AI systems and first-gen internet tech.

  • He was the Founder and Managing Partner at Virtova, where he works on building advanced technologies and innovative businesses.

  • He co-founded a fintech firm providing secure, cloud-native, AI-based software for community banks and credit unions.

  • He has provided senior business and tech leadership at organizations including ABN AMRO, American Express, Monsanto, United Airlines, and more.


  • Meghji has served in an advisory capacity to the US government, including the CIA, Homeland Security, Federal Reserve, and the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency.

  • He has served as an advisor to the German Bundesbank, European Central Bank, G7, G20, IMF, UN, and the governments of Singapore and the UK.

  • He worked on an aid mission to help implement digital banking in Kenya, Tanzania, and Uganda.

  • He has served as an advisor to the U.S. Treasury, G7, the OCC, and the FBI in the areas of cybersecurity, quantum computing, and artificial intelligence.

  • He worked with fintechs and central banks to create peer-to-peer banking solutions for hundreds of thousands of people in underserved areas of Africa and Central Asia.