Behind Concordium

About

Skilled professionals and a visionary foundation paving the road to a safer tomorrow with blockchain technology.

Empowerment to individuals and businesses

Creating a safer digital world by empowering individuals and industries to harness the potential of blockchain

Concordium aims to empower individuals and businesses to navigate Web3 confidently by providing a science-backed, environmentally responsible Layer1 blockchain that enables verifiable self-sovereign data ownership and secure transactions at low cost.

With Concordium, users can harness the power of blockchain technology responsibly while fostering trust in the digital world. This is due to our commitment to transparency, sustainability, compliance, privacy, and safety.

“The best researchers in the world are sitting right here at Aarhus University. It is unique that all the right people with the right competencies are gathered at one department, and they create a solid scientific foundation for the Concordium Blockchain Research Center”

Lars Seier Christensen, Chairman & Co-Founder Concordium.

Talented and experienced professionals

The Team

High-level expertise and proven past performance is demonstrated across every department of Concordium, creating a company centred around passion and excellence.

Foundation Board

Chairman
Lars Seier Christensen
Lars Seier Christensen
Chairman

Chairman and Founder of Concordium, Lars is a Danish entrepreneur and trailblazing investor at the forefront of driving technological innovation in the financial sector. As the co-founder of global online trading and investment platform, Saxo Bank, and Concordium, a science-backed L1, Lars has undoubtedly played a role in etching the landscape of modern financial services. Lars is the founder and CEO of his single-family office, Seier Capital, which invests in a range of technology and lifestyle companies. In recent years, the primary focus has been on investments in blockchain projects and revolutionizing secure business transactions through blockchain technology.

Former CFO
Ian Zhang
Ian Zhang
Former CFO
Attorney-at-Law, Memo.Law
Simone Monnerat
Simone Monnerat
Attorney-at-Law, Memo.Law
Professor, ETH Zurich
Ueli Maurer
Ueli Maurer
Professor, ETH Zurich

Executive Management Group

Chairman
Lars Seier Christensen
Lars Seier Christensen
Chairman

Chairman and Founder of Concordium, Lars is a Danish entrepreneur and trailblazing investor at the forefront of driving technological innovation in the financial sector. As the co-founder of global online trading and investment platform, Saxo Bank, and Concordium, a science-backed L1, Lars has undoubtedly played a role in etching the landscape of modern financial services. Lars is the founder and CEO of his single-family office, Seier Capital, which invests in a range of technology and lifestyle companies. In recent years, the primary focus has been on investments in blockchain projects and revolutionizing secure business transactions through blockchain technology.

CFO
Jørgen Hauglund
Jørgen Hauglund
CFO

CFO at Concordium, Jørgen brings over vast experience as a C-level Executive and a track record of note in driving financial excellence and business growth. Having started his career in Mærsk, Jørgen has held previous positions as Managing Director at ISS Finans, Senior VP at Sydbank, Deputy CEO at Investea and Head of Institutional Business at Saxo Bank. At Concordium, Jørgen leverages his understanding of the Blockchain and Crypto industry, recognizing its game-changing potential: Jørgen’s expertise is instrumental in shaping the company's financial strategies and positioning it for ongoing success amidst an ever-evolving landscape.

CTO and CPO
Nibras Stiebar-Bang
Nibras Stiebar-Bang
CTO and CPO

CTO and CPO at Concordium, Nibras brings over a decade of leadership experience and a background in engineering, product development, and sales. Passionate about entrepreneurship and the development of impactful innovation for the future, Nibras has been in the crypto space since 2018 and is engaged in many blockchain ecosystems across the industry. Nibras’s tech focus positions her at the forefront of Concordium’s evolution towards mass scale, enhanced speed and an enhanced user experience. Nibras is also committed to fostering connections within the ecosystem and community; her leadership goal is to empower teams and individuals to achieve outstanding results while enabling continuous growth and improvement.

CCO
Jonas Stiebar-Bang
Jonas Stiebar-Bang
CCO

Chief Commercial Officer at Concordium, Jonas is a seasoned enterprise sales leader with over a decade of experience in sales, with a software solution focus. Driven by a passion for leadership, business strategy, and customer satisfaction, Jonas is dedicated to maximizing revenue and fostering trusted advisor relationships. Since entering the crypto and blockchain space in 2017, Jonas has been actively involved in diverse global ecosystems, mentoring and investing in early-stage startups. Laser-focused on driving increased use cases, transaction volume, community development and enhancing the CCD price, Jonas aims to create collaborative environments, leading high-performing teams and supporting individual growth.

CMO
Torben Rene Larsen
Torben Rene Larsen
CMO

CMO at Concordium, Torben Rene Larsen has more than 20 years of experience in the investment and asset management industry, most lately working as a portfolio manager at Seier Capital, a board member at UV Medico, a CEO at SpeakerBee, and an advisory board member at Juno Markets. He has held several senior marketing postions at Cornèrtrader and a long career in Saxo Bank as Global Head of Marketing, where he led the development and execution of innovative and effective marketing strategies. He is passionate about creating value for customers, stakeholders, and society. He is committed to advancing the vision and mission of Concordium, which is to empower people and businesses with trust, transparency, and accountability.

Management

Director of Product
Erasmus Hagen
Erasmus Hagen
Director of Product

Director of Product at Concordium, Erasmus Hagen bridges the gap between complex blockchain technologies and practical, user-centric applications. With over a decade of experience in the blockchain space, Erasmus has a proven track record as an entrepreneur, advisor, and product leader: prior to joining Concordium, he served an advisor at Propellor Film Tech Hub and co-founded Coyno, developing a tax bookkeeper for Bitcoin. Founder of a stealth project, Erasmus also served as Head of Product at Pendulum and held various roles at SatoshiPay, where he led the development of a cross-border money transfer app and an innovative 1-click payment mechanism. His expertise lies in translating technical capabilities into tangible products that drive socio-financial innovation and compliance.

Director of Engineering
Simon Damgaard
Simon Damgaard
Director of Engineering

Simon Damgaard is the Director of Engineering at Concordium, where he aligns top-class engineering staff and cutting-edge tech with the operational and strategic goals of Concordium and the broader blockchain community. Simon brings with him 15 years of experience in the software industry. Previously, Simon spent three years as a consultant responsible for implementing software for Northrop Grumman, one of the largest defense contractors in the world. He also worked as a Software Engineer, Project Manager and Engineering Manager in the largest Danish bank, Danske Bank, and was Head of Engineering in Payments for the largest digital wallet in Denmark, Vipps MobilePay.

Head of Commercial
Torben Kaaber
Torben Kaaber
Head of Commercial

Head of Commercial at Concordium, Torben brings over three decades of experience in the financial services sector, championing areas including sales strategy, commercial excellence, leadership and execution. Torben’s career reflects a deep dive into sales and account management, where he has successfully built up numerous portfolios in the institutional space. Having served as Global Chief Commercial Officer at Saxo Bank, Torben brings extensive experience in navigating the intricacies of the financial landscape, with a strong foundation in technology and fintech. Torben’s move towards Concordium Blockchain in 2021 reflects more than a career shift; it signifies a strategic, calculated step into a space where innovation takes center stage.

Head of Partnerships
Conor Ringland
Conor Ringland
Head of Partnerships
Head of Ecosystem
Holger Fischer
Holger Fischer
Head of Ecosystem

Ecosystem Manager at Concordium, Holger combines years of experience in deep tech with a keen focus on implementing AI models into core business functions. Engaged in the crypto space since 2017, Holger has made significant contributions to diverse blockchain ecosystems, with an emphasis on DeFi infrastructure projects. At Concordium, Holger oversees the integration of projects onto the blockchain, aiding with direct integrations and supporting dApps in their on-chain development. Dedicated to identifying and addressing barriers of entry into blockchain ecosystems, Holger brings to light innovative ideas designed to streamline the time-to-market process for dApps, projects, and developers.

HR & Administration Manager
Anja Wulff Brøgger
Anja Wulff Brøgger
HR & Administration Manager
Accounting Manager
Julie Simoni
Julie Simoni
Accounting Manager
Head of Marketing
Anne Korsgaard Lauritzen
Anne Korsgaard Lauritzen
Head of Marketing
Tech Lead Manager
Daniel Tschudi
Daniel Tschudi
Tech Lead Manager
Cyber Security Specialist
Jonas Hansen
Jonas Hansen
Cyber Security Specialist

Advisors

Former Skype COO
Michael Jackson
Michael Jackson
Former Skype COO

As Advisor to Concordium, Michael leverages over 40 years of experience in bringing world-changing technologies to millions, with a strong focus on decentralized solutions for a safer world. Having served as the first COO for Skype, Michael brings a wealth of knowledge in high-growth global products, and his extensive involvement in the crypto ecosystem, including his roles as Chairman of Arcario Crypto AS ($ARCA) and Director of Fabric Ventures, reflects a deep belief in the opportunities presented by decentralization. His active engagement at the forefront of crypto, dating back to the beginnings of $BTC, and board memberships in regulated global entities like AXA, Luminor, and Volvo, uniquely position him to advise Concordium on product development, regulatory matters, and the evolving needs of participants in the decentralized revolution.

Former Vice-Chair of NASDAQ and FCSE Chair
Hans-Ole Jochumsen
Hans-Ole Jochumsen
Former Vice-Chair of NASDAQ and FCSE Chair
Professor, COBRA
Jesper Buus Nielsen
Jesper Buus Nielsen
Professor, COBRA
Professor, COBRA
Ivan Damgård
Ivan Damgård
Professor, COBRA
Professor, ETH Zurich
Roger Wattenhofer
Roger Wattenhofer
Professor, ETH Zurich
EVP, Global Strategy and Solutions, Mastercard
Peter Klein
Peter Klein
EVP, Global Strategy and Solutions, Mastercard
Associate Professor, COBRA
Bas Spitters
Bas Spitters
Associate Professor, COBRA

ETH Zurich

The Concordium Foundation is also cooperating with the Department of Management, Technology, and Economics at ETH Zurich in the field of blockchain technology and in particular delegation and Staking in Proof-of-Stake Blockchains.

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IT University of Copenhagen

IT University of Copenhagen is one of Denmark’s leading universities on IT research and education. Bernardo David, an ITU associate professor, collaborates closely with Concordium on consensus protocols and multiparty computation.

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The Indian Institute of Science

The Indian Institute of Science (IISc) is India’s leading institution of advanced education and research in sciences and in engineering. IISc is now part of Concordium’ Academic Council, the academic relationship between Concordium and the Indian Institute of Science is led by Chaya Ganesh.

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The highlights

Frequently asked questions

01
What is Concordium?

Concordium is a science-based proof-of-stake blockchain, the first in the world with identification built into the protocol and designed to meet regulatory requirements. See our Chairman of the Foundation, Lars Seier Christensen, describe the vision of Concordium. 

02
What problem is Concordium trying to solve?

Concordium is trying to solve the quadrilemma of scalability, security, decentralization, and regulation. We believe it is necessary to solve for compliance and regulatory requirements in order to unlock trillions of potential business transactions using blockchain.

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What is the dominant use case for your blockchain?

Concordium CCD is a standard blockchain asset directly in Layer-1. Concordium is the only blockchain with ID embedded at its protocol layer. It supports secure transfers and immediate transaction settlement. Concordium Smart Contracts are very versatile and have vast usage capabilities. They can be applied to different sectors and industries, such as IoT, Supply Chain finance, Mobility-as-a-service, as well as tackling interoperability between other platforms and blockchains.

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Has the Concordium network been through a security audit?

Yes. You can read more about it   here and here.

The Concordium Platform is designed to be fast, secure and cost-effective, which is why Concordium and Kudelski Security have been working together to perform threat modeling, code review, and “scenario based” assessment of the underlying code and logic of the Concordium software. The scope of work is split into four categories: Device, Network, Backend and Reverse Engineering.

We are satisfied with the audit returns and positive feedback and will continue to do everything to make Concordium as secure as possible. However, we understand that in the world of security there is never an end to the work that can be done, therefore we ask our community to help us identify potential vulnerabilities by submitting a report or alerting the team and the community on our community channels on Discord or Telegram.

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