Crypto Finance AG names Stijn Vander Straeten as CEO, changing Jan Brzezek

Main Swiss institutional crypto options agency Crypto Finance AG has introduced some adjustments on the high, with the corporate’s founder and longtime CEO Jan Brzezek departing in favor of latest CEO Stijn Vander Straeten (pictured above), who has been CFO of the corporate for the previous two years.

FINMA-regulated Crypto Finance AG, part of Deutsche Borse Group and a number one supplier of institutional-grade brokerage, custody, and funding options for digital property, mentioned that Mr. Brzezek will shift to an advisory function with the corporate upon FINMA approval.

Jan Brzezek based Crypto Finance in 2017 and has since then steered the corporate on its method to turning into a number one supplier of services and products throughout your entire digital asset worth chain. After the profitable integration into Deutsche Borse, Jan will stay within the advisory function for the corporate till spring of subsequent yr, three years after promoting Crypto Finance to Deutsche Borse Group.

To ensure a profitable transition, the Board of Administrators of Crypto Finance has appointed Stijn Vander Straeten as the brand new Group CEQ. Stijn Vander Straeten is presently CFO of the corporate and has been in numerous management positions at Crypto Finance since 2018. All through this time, Stijn Vander Straeten was a detailed confidant and actively concerned in constructing the corporate. Jan has nominated Stijn as his successor on the Board.

Jan Brzezek mentioned:

“I’m extraordinarily pleased with what now we have achieved prior to now six years, however now it’s time at hand over the helm to somebody who can lead the subsequent part. I’m completely satisfied that Crypto Finance is excellently positioned to take part within the dynamic growth of the blockchain trade. I couldn’t envision a greater successor for this function than Stijn. He possesses all of the qualities wanted to proceed the success story of Crypto Finance.”

Eric Leupold, Chairman of the Board of Administrators of Crypto Finance and Head Money Markets at Deutsche Borse Group mentioned:

“We’re delighted that with Stijn Vander Straeten, now we have appointed an inner candidate with a compelling management and trade monitor report, who’s deeply conversant in Crypto Finance’s tradition and the digital asset trade. On the similar time, I want to thank Jan Brzezek for his tireless efforts in constructing this incredible firm and set up it as a power to be reckoned with within the digital asset trade. I’m more than happy that he’ll proceed to work with us and we’ll retain his distinctive information and experience.”

Jan Brzezek added:

“Founding and main Crypto Finance has been an immensely thrilling expertise. I want to thank all of my purchasers, my present and former staff, in addition to the Board of Administrators and all buyers for his or her assist and belief all through an evolving trade setting.”

Stijn Vander Straeten mentioned:

“I’m very excited concerning the alternative to steer Crypto Finance. With our robust monitor report in offering banks with digital asset buying and selling and custody companies and the distinctive shareholder Deutsche Borse Group, we’re completely geared up to be the go-to supplier in Switzerland and Europe.”

The Crypto Finance Government Committee will welcome David Deller as successor to Stijn Vander Straeten as CFO, who has been serving as a Senior Finance Enterprise Associate on the firm since March 2021, and Niloo Verma Bruppacher, who will tackle extra duties as COO along with her function as Normal Counsel. The above adjustments shall be applied in alignment with FINMA.

In response to the rising demand for digital property from monetary establishments in Europe, Crypto Finance and Deutsche Borse mentioned that they’re about to launch a regulated providing for digital property in Europe. They’re properly positioned to function inside the forthcoming MICA regulatory framework, guaranteeing regulatory compliance and driving progress within the dynamic European market.

About Crypto Finance Group

Crypto Finance Group – a part of Deutsche Borse Group and comprising two prudentially FINMA-supervised monetary establishments – gives skilled digital asset options. This consists of one of many first FINMA-approved securities corporations with 24/7 brokerage companies, custody, infrastructure, and tokenisation options for monetary establishments. It additionally contains the primary FINMA-approved supervisor of collective property for crypto property, with a number of crypto funding options, together with the primary and solely FINMA-regulated crypto fund. With a group of practically 120 staff, Crypto Finance Group is headquartered in Switzerland and has a regional presence in Germany.