HONG KONG–(BUSINESS WIRE)–lt;a href=”https://twitter.com/hashtag/Diginex?src=hash” target=”_blank”gt;#Diginexlt;/agt;–Diginex,
a digital asset financial services and advisory company, has hired a
nine-person team to expand its Americas business and meet expanding
client demands and opportunities in the region, led by Mr. Will
McDonough. This comes as US regulations around the adoption of digital
asset financial services are rapidly taking shape, providing clarity and
a route for institutional investors to enter this emerging asset class.
“We believe it is vital to have a team on the ground with a strong
network and background in scaling financial services and technology
businesses, which is why we are delighted to welcome Will and his team
to Diginex,” says Mr. Miles Pelham, Chairman of Diginex.
The team, who will integrate immediately, will be tasked with growing
Diginex’s business throughout the Americas. Diginex offers blockchain
solutions for corporate and governmental organisations as well as a full
spectrum of blockchain-based financial services aimed at facilitating
the adoption of this emerging asset class for institutions.
The team will be led by entrepreneur Will McDonough, whose career ranges
from sports management to global finance. This includes representing The
Estate of Nelson Mandela, New England Patriots Quarterback and Super
Bowl MVP Tom Brady, and supermodel/activist Gisele Bundchen. After
building businesses at Avenue Capital, Goldman Sachs, and Atlas Mara
(ATMA:LSE), which he co-founded with former Barclays CEO Bob Diamond and
took public in 2014, Mr. McDonough co-founded the blockchain business
iCash, a smart contract adjudication protocol. Mr. McDonough will also
assume the role of Vice Chairman of Diginex Group.
Mr. McDonough, Chairman and CEO of Diginex Americas, adds: “I’m
excited to be joining Diginex at this point of its evolution. The
Diginex team has developed an array of outstanding products and
services, including their custody and asset management offerings, which
we believe will be in high demand from institutional investors across
the globe. As institutions continue to seek exposure to the fastest
growing asset class in the world. Diginex is the best platform that I
have seen with the global capability to attract traditional institutions
to this transformative technology.”
Also joining the team will be Jonathan Malveaux as President, Americas.
Jonathan is an investor, adviser and entrepreneur with 25 years of
experience in the US, Japan, Korea and China. Previously, Mr. Malveaux
was a Director in Deutsche Bank’s Principal Finance group, Vice
President at Credit Suisse in the Leveraged Finance and Restructuring
Group and Lehman Brothers in the Leveraged Finance Group.
These new additions boost Diginex’s global reach, which now includes
substantial presence in Europe, US, Middle East, Africa and Asia.
Mr. Richard Byworth, CEO of Diginex, added: “As a global
company, it is impossible to ignore the potential of the US market. With
so many of our products and platforms coming online over the next few
months, it is essential that we are in front of as many partners as
possible, the world over. This is the beginning of the next evolution in
Diginex’s growth, and the calibre of talent that we continue to attract
to the business is indicative of how transformational blockchain and
digital financial services will be to the future.”
The Diginex Americas team now includes all functions including
compliance, risk management, business development, operations and
marketing. For more information please visit https://www.diginex.com/
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