Seema Khinda Johnson is Co-Founder & COO at Nuggets, a fast-growing blockchain payments and ID platform that’s redefining online security and privacy. Nuggets will make the future safer and simpler for everyone – consumers and business alike.

Seema has been instrumental in forging the company’s most important partnerships – including with QF Pay, the Chinese payment processor that processes mobile wallet providers including Alipay, WeChat Pay and China UnionPay, serving over one million merchants across Asia.

Determined, passionate and deeply principled, Seema has already received widespread recognition across the industry. She was shortlisted for the Global Leader of the Year at the Women in IT Awards 2018, and for “Payments Woman of The Year” at the 2018 European Women’s Payment Network.  Seema has also been named as of the top Senior Leaders in the Women in Fintech Powerlist, and in the Tech Women 100 Awards, which highlights inspirational female tech talent, to help create a new generation of female role models for the industry.


As one of the most prominent female leaders in blockchain, Seema is proud to play her part in the movement for diversity in tech. She is currently spearheading London’s efforts to get more women working in the sector.


Before founding Nuggets, Seema spent more than 20 years leading teams and delivering large-scale commercialization, products, campaigns and projects with brands like Skype and Microsoft.