Industry Focus

Metex exchange offers exposure to existing legacy metals trading systems at a fraction of the cost, while being fully backed by physical metals - A True Store of Value. A few examples of the metals to be backed include Gold, Silver, Nickel, Copper, Cobalt, Tin, Platinum, Palladium, Zinc, Aluminium and others. The METEX Ecosystem is a genuinely disruptive concept where finally the Power of Inventory & resources will be held in the hands of the METEX community. METEX Exchange model includes Physical Metal Delivery to enable market participation by Institutions and end users.

Executive Team

Andrew Sassi

Co-Founder & Group Director

Andrew Sassi studied at UniSA completing his Bachelor of Business with Majors in Banking & Finance Accounting. Member of Australian Institute of Company Directors. Extensive experience in stockbroking for 18 years with a focus on Capital Raisings and IPOs in the mining sector, having numerous relationships in the mining industry. Actively participated in a variety of capital raisings across various industry verticals, specifically in the small to mid- cap company sector.

With investment banking, funds management and stockbroking experience, Andrew also has over a decade of experience engaged in major system implementations for investment banks and trading exchanges predominantly in continental Europe. Working with METEX to support and co-ordinate mining companies’ alternative capital raising strategies in the digital economy and to advise on the integration for new mining companies on the METEX platform.

Andrew Kuzemko

Co-Founder & CEO

CISI – Investment Management, Securities and Financial Law – UK. Member of the chartered institute for securities & investments in London including holder of Australian rg 146 in forex and derivatives. Specialized knowledge in working with commodity trading, forex trading, derivatives and investment banking, funds management and resources investment. Andrew has extensive IPO experience having worked on a range of successful floats in Australia. His experience spans over 10 years on a variety of multi- commodity projects throughout Australasia

From early stage exploration to advanced pre-development operations. A real hands on experience in mining and exploration sectors. Andrew gained knowledge of financing mining projects, developing projects, offtake deals as well as having networks within the industry. He has experience at a board level, with expertise in capital raisings, acquisitions, investments and investor roadshows. Has worked on major mining projects in base and precious metals.

Aaron Troy Cassar

Co-Founder & CSO

Troy is a Digital Economy Entrepreneur involved in the setup of a number of new startup blockchain businesses including Covereum, Eqitrade & School of Blockchain. Troy has over 20 years of working internationally in consulting roles with listed public companies in Malaysia, Singapore, Australia, Hong Kong, China, and USA. Key focus has been in commercialization and developing support systems for membership building, trading platforms and for creating loyalty payment solutions incorporating branded debit card programs.

Worked across various industries including mining, logging, telecommunications, agriculture, and also the financial trading sector. Formally educated in the areas of marketing, accounting and IT. Troy has been consulting to several international organisations including banks, insurance companies, payment solution providers and conservation focused groups about how blockchain can be applied to their business.

Rajeev Verma

Co Founder, CTO (Exchange)

Rajeev has over 15 years IT experience working in the development of financial services platforms. Has worked on systems development and integration for hedge funds, brokerage houses, large institutional share trading and forex trading exchanges. Highlights including managing the redevelopment of the SOUTH AFRICAN STOCK EXCHANGE, SHANGHAI STOCK EXCHANGE, and most recently deploying two crypto currency trading exchanges in UAE and INDIA.

Rajeev has an international reputation for the delivery of exchange based services. Over the last 3 years Rajeev has helped launch a number of CCUs, setup bitcoin and Ethereum mining farms, and assembled a team of qualified personnel capable of architecting and building on blockchain technology.


Director, Creative

Rez is a definitive addition and adds his flair in terms of digital strategy and over core business. Having worked in proporting digital economy over the past decade, he has good functional proficiency over all things Digital. Having worked in various leadership positions in engagements with multiple MNCs, he has competent Project Management skillsets with a firm Getting Things Done mindset.

Rez helps to bring the X-Factor in the team in terms of positioning, branding and overall business processes of operations, Marketing, and is involved in User Experience Management and User Interfaces of many Frontend touchpoints of the company. Has experience working in several different countries, and was a pivotal part of multiple Startups.

His interest in METEX stems from his BHAG of being part of the first successful, fully compliant, real-life application of Blockchain Technology.

John Hammond

CTO, Digital & Blockchain Assets

John has extensive experience in traditional ICT program delivery and blockchain solution development. Previously working with software and consulting companies like Oracle and Capgemini, implementing and managing the delivery of complex ICT solutions. John is a certified blockchain specialist and founder of CoinEconomy, blockchain solution architecture specialists, working in the blockchain space since early 2017. Provided expertise to ICO advisories, venture capitalists and technical development teams in Australia and China.

John brings a passion for traditional and blockchain technology to the role of METEX CTO. Positioning METEX to take full control of its technology software development and building a future roadmap of innovation.

Paul McKenzie


Paul has extensive industry experience operating and managing cryptocurrency exchanges in Australia. Previously he has managed ACX one of Australia's top exchanges, set up his own smaller cryptocurrency exchange and completed cryptocurrency course from the University of Nicosia run by Andreas Antonopoulos a thought leader in the industry. With a wealth of experience and an ex-crypto trader, he understands complicated cryptocurrency technology and the fast-moving dynamic of the industry as a whole. His previous history includes technical operations roles in large corporations around the world within the banking industry like: Credit Suisse in Zurich, Monitise in London, RBS in Edinburgh and IBM in Melbourne.

Advisory Team

Stephen Jones


Mr Jones is a mining engineer with extensive experience on a range of mines and projects spanning more than 25 years. His experience spans the full life cycle of a mine from early stage exploration to operation of production stage mines. Throughout his career, Mr Jones has worked in numerous mining engineering and operations based roles for Groote Eyland Mining Company, Newcrest Mining Limited, Kalgoorlie Consolidated Gold Mines, Resolute Limited, Normandy Mining, Marvel Loch Operations, Consolidated Minerals, Bronzewing/Greenbushes, Kagara Zinc and most recently as Principal Mining Engineer at Golder Associates. Mr Jones is experienced in the operation of both open cut and underground projects with expertise in valuations, reserves, optimisations, project management and planning through to production.

Daniel Grech


Daniel is a seasoned academic and professional specializing in Artificial Intelligence and Fintech. He holds a degree in Computer Science from the University of Malta and a Masters of Science in Statistics from the Universiry of Sheffield.

He has been active in the startup scene both locally and internationally for over five years having held a number of different technical and non technical roles across various sectors. He is very passionate about startups, automation and decentralized technologies having recently been very active in the regulation of crypto-related projects in Malta.”

Karen Cohen


Karen has completed a Science Degree at Monash University and Post Graduate Diploma in HR. She has over 20 years experience in HR in professional services environment and Consulting environments including Accenture, McKinsey, IT and Financial Services.

Karen heads up the Blockchain Centre in Melbourne, Managing international expansion, Coworking, Incubation, Education, Consulting and Community Events. She is the Victorian Convenor for ADCA and advises on multiple Blockchain projects.

Metex Corporation

METEX makes trading metals accessible and easy for everyone. We are helping to create confidence and a desire to hold ownership in metals by the masses once again


Our Partners

Currently we are working towards securing new partnerships and will be announcing such as we progress through meeting our milestones.

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METEX makes trading metals accessible and easy for everyone. We are helping to create confidence and a desire to hold ownership in metals by the masses once again.