Samy is the senior business development manager for Bitfury’s renewable energy projects, focusing on business collaborations between crypto-mining and renewable energy sources. Prior to joining Bitfury, Samy worked for the corporate venture capital arm of one of the largest French oil and gas companies, Total S.A, as well as in the mergers and acquisitions department of Sunpower where he led several investments in the areas of smart-grids, energy storage, distributed energy resources and mobility. He has held several board member positions for software startups in the US and the EU such as AutoGrid, Cosmo Tech and Sunverge. Samy has been active in the cryptocurrency and blockchain space since 2014 and participated at a significant level in several successful ICOs. He then went on to join Hypernet Inc., an early-stage company active in the field of decentralized computing. At Hypernet, Samy helped define the corporate strategy and its token economics, leading them to a successful $10 million private token offering. Samy graduated from leading French academies Ecole Normale Supérieure and Ecole Polytechnique with degrees in electrical and mechanical engineering and a specialization in renewable energy technologies.