Concordium Foundation’s advisory board is made up of highly esteemed experts and leaders of influential organizations and universities including NASDAQ, Mastercard and ETH.
Claus Nielsen serves as an advisor to Concordium. Mr. Nielsen brings expertise from online trading, sales trading, and execution. Mr. Nielsen was previously an executive member of the Saxo Bank management team for 15 years as a specialist in online trading and investment. Mr. Nielsen had an instrumental role in building and supporting Saxo Bank’s platform with 40,000 tradable instruments across four asset classes, including risk management and analysis. Mr. Nielsen also held global responsibility for Saxo Bank’s Sales Trading team, servicing the bank’s 2,000 most significant accounts, UHNW, family offices, and institutional clients. He is also currently a Board Member of Scale Capital, Lotusdew Asset Management India and Climaider (SDG). Claus is mentor at Copenhagen Fintech and investor in Zwift, Motosumo, Lifeguard (HealthTech), Evaxion (BioTech) Digishares (tokenisation platform) and other start ups.
Hans-Ole Jochumsen serves as an advisor to Concordium. Mr. Jochumsen brings deep insights and expertise on regulatory issues relating to global exchanges and trading. Prior to Concordium, Mr. Jochumsen was the President and an executive member of OMX, which was acquired by Nasdaq in 2008. Mr. Jochumsen then spent 10 years in various executive positions at Nasdaq, eventually serving as President of Global Trading and Market Services from March 2014 and December 2016 and as European Vice Chairman from January 2017 until his retirement in 2018. Other previous positions include the Chairmanship of the Federation of European Securities Exchanges (FESE) and President and CEO of Copenhagen Stock Exchange and FUTOP Clearing. Mr. Jochumsen is also currently a Board Member of Nykredit, the Chairman of Nordax Bank AB, and a Senior Advisor at Alkymi. Jochumsen holds a Master of Science in Economics from the University of Copenhagen.
Peter Klein serves as an advisor to Concordium. Mr. Klein has over 20 years of leadership and business management experience in banking, technology, and fintech. He is currently leading Mastercard’s payment strategy focused on redefining MasterCard’s role and position in global non-card payments. Mr. Klein was previously President, Global Head of FX Payments at Earthport Plc, a world-leading fintech company specializing in low-value cross-border payments. Before shifting his focus to payments and fintech, Mr. Klein spent numerous years on the banking side, leading and growing global clearing, FX and prime brokerage businesses and teams at Bank of America Merrill Lynch and JP Morgan. He spent nine years with Citibank, establishing and running several of its high-growth electronic trading platform businesses across multiple regions including Scandinavia, Australia, and the UK. Mr. Klein holds a master degree in Management and Finance from Macquarie University, Sydney (2004).
Michael Jackson serves as an advisor to Concordium. Mr Jackson was the COO for Skype for the first four years, creating a €400Mio product line. Following this, and ten years as Partner in leading Venture Capital fund Mangrove Capital , Michael is deeply involved in the Crypto ecosystem. He was an early member of Bitcoin Foundation, member of the board of Blockchain.com, advisor to several projects and author of widely cited reports and comment pieces on the disruption of Asset Management and Private Equity by Distributed Ledger based blockchain. Michael also sits on the board of large, systemically regulated companies – AXA Insurance, Volvo Cars and Luminor Bank keeping day to day knowledge with current needs and trends of mission critical companies and technology. He is also a guest lecturer at University College London MBA on the Business of Telecoms
Hans Gersbach serves as an advisor to Concordium. Dr. Gersbach is currently Professor of Macroeconomics, Innovation and Policy at ETH Zurich, where his research areas include: Macroeconomic Thinking and Economic Policy; Innovation, the Engines of Growth and Long-term Well-being; and Design of New Democratic Institutions. Dr. Gersbach was previously a visiting professor at the Bendheim Center for Finance at Princeton University and a professor at the University of Heidelberg, where he worked for over a decade. Dr. Gersbach is a Member and Former Chairman of the Scientific Advisory Board of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy, Berlin, a member of the Scientific Advisory Board of the Max Planck Institute for Intellectual Property and Competition Law, Munich, and a member of the ifo Scientific Advisory Council and Acting CESifo Council, Munich. Dr. Gersbach is also a research fellow of CEPR (Centre for Economic Policy Research), London.
Roger Wattenhofer serves as an advisor to Concordium. Mr. Wattenhofer is a full professor in the Information Technology and Electrical Engineering Department at ETH Zurich, where he also received his doctorate in Computer Science. He had stints at Brown University in Providence, RI and Microsoft Research in Redmond, WAbefore returning to ETH Zurich, originally as an assistant professor in the Computer Science Department. Wattenhofer’s research interests are in a variety of algorithmic and systems aspects in computer science and information technology, currently in particular wireline and wireless networks, distributed systems, and physical algorithms. He publishes in different communities: distributed computing, networking, and theory of computer science.
Paul Docherty serves as an advisor to Concordium. Mr. Docherty was the Managing Director of Security Assessment and Application Security globally for Barclays Bank. Prior to which he ran the Security Advisory team for Cisco and was responsible for all Cisco security services focused on assessing, architecting, securing and implementing the strategies required to achieve a secure digital environment. Mr. Docherty has been intrinsically linked with many of the industry initiatives including founding and acting as chairman for the first seven years of CREST, the security industry’s association. Working with the Bank of England to help create CBEST, and forming, then acting as the inaugural chairman of SRIE (Security Researchers Information Exchange).
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