Alexander Skidanov


Alexander Skidanov is a software engineer and entrepreneur who co-founded NEAR Protocol in 2017, where he currently serves as the Chief Executive Officer (CEO). In this role, he is responsible for guiding the overall strategy and vision of NEAR Protocol and managing the company's daily operations.

Skidanov boasts an impressive background in software engineering, having held leadership roles at prominent technology companies such as and Microsoft. With extensive expertise in distributed systems and blockchain technology, he is widely acknowledged as a thought leader in the industry.