Youri’s motivation to found Ako Technologies arises from a desire to challenge the financial sector in a positive way. His early career was as a plaintiff’s lawyer against Canadian financial institutions. Most of his career was within a large Canadian financial group of companies as legal counsel. His experience led him to believe that, although mainstream financial institutions have the power to be game-changing innovators, they sometimes need to be gently pushed in the right direction.
Besides being a lawyer, Youri is also a CFA charterholder, a web and blockchain applications developer and a father.