SIX Digital Exchange Executives named to the GBBC’s Board of Directors and Post-Trade Distributed Ledger (PTDL) Group Organising Committee.

GENEVA, SWITZERLAND, July 08, 2020 /Neptune100/ — The Global Blockchain Business Council (GBBC), the leading industry association for the blockchain ecosystem, has named Tim Grant, Head of Business at SIX Digital Exchange (SDX), the Swiss-based leading digital asset exchange, to its Board of Directors. The GBBC also welcomes SDX as a GBBC Leadership member. Grant’s appointment to the Board of Directors will be ratified at the next meeting of the GBBC’s General Assembly in July.

Grant has over twenty years of deep technology and management expertise across institutional capital markets and enterprise blockchain businesses from his time serving in senior positions in financial services, including as CEO of the R3 Lab and Research Centre, Managing Director at UBS O’Connor and UBS Investment Bank and, more recently, as Founder and CEO of DrumG Technologies.

The GBBC has also named Benjamin Nadareski, Global Corporate and Business Development at SDX, to the GBBC’s Post-Trade Distributed Ledger (PTDL) Group Organising Committee. Under the aegis of the GBBC, the PTDL Group serves as the rallying point for prominent financial institutions and market infrastructure players whose shared vision of realising the full potential of distributed ledger technologies has brought them together.

The PTDL Group’s organising committee is made up of representatives from BTG Pactual, CLS Bank International, London Stock Exchange Group (LSEG), Norton Rose Fulbright, State Street, SDX, and GBBC. PTDL participation is open to regulated financial institutions, buy side, governments, academia, and members of GBBC’s Legal and Regulatory Group.

Sandra Ro, CEO, GBBC, said: “The GBBC is delighted to welcome Swiss-based company SIX Digital Exchange to the GBBC as a member, and SIX Digital Exchange executives Tim Grant and Benjamin Nadareski to the GBBC Board of Directors and PTDL Organising Committee, respectively. SIX Digital Exchange is a leading digital asset exchange, with SIX Group as a critical player in the realm of financial services, payments, and market infrastructure. We look forward to collaborating and driving the next phase of growth and adoption in the blockchain and digital asset space.”

Tim Grant, Head of Business, SIX Digital Exchange, said: “The blockchain and digital assets space continues to mature and we are now on the cusp of seeing significant institutional activity in global capital markets that will mark the beginning of the next generation of financial market infrastructure. As a leader in the space, at SIX Digital Exchange we feel that it is essential to contribute our perspectives in the most significant industry forums. We are delighted to be taking a role on the Board of Directors at GBBC which has become an important influencer and voice for global industry.”

The Global Blockchain Business Council (GBBC) is the leading industry association for the blockchain technology ecosystem, which brings together innovative organizations and founding thought-leaders from over 50 countries. The organization is dedicated to furthering adoption of blockchain technology through engaging regulators, business leaders, and global changemakers on how to harness this ground-breaking tool to create more secure, equitable, and functional societies.

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SIX operates and develops infrastructure services in the Securities & Exchanges, Banking Services and Financial Information business units with the aim of raising efficiency, quality and innovative capacity across the entire value chain of the Swiss financial center. The company is owned by its users (122 banks). With a workforce of some 2,600 employees and a presence in 20 countries, it generated operating income of CHF 1.13 billion and Group net profit of CHF 120.5 million in 2019.

SIX Digital Exchange: The first market infrastructure in the world to offer a fully integrated end to end trading, settlement, and custody service for digital assets.