AKJ Crypto names new CEO

(source: Unpslash/Chris Liverani)

Last Updated on Tuesday, 13 August, 2019 at 10:40 am by Christian Keszthelyi

Crypto platform and security token issuer AKJ Crypto Plc appointed Neal Mitra as Chief Executive Officer at the end of January. Mr Mitra is replacing interim CEO and AKJ Group founder Anders Kvamme Jensen, according to a press statement. Mr Jensen will remain the company’s chairman.

Mr Mitra originally joined AKJ Crypto in 2018 as its Chief Administrative Officer, transferring from Argon Group, an investment bank focused on cryptocurrency and the token-based capital markets.

Mr Mitra has a career of more than two decades in global financial services and fintech. During these years he worked as a corporate advisor, venture capital and private equity investor, management consultant and entrepreneur. He has an MBA from Stanford, and Master’s and Bachelor’s degrees from MIT.

“I am excited by the opportunity to join a firm that has had long-standing success in the traditional financial services space, while also displaying incredible innovation and thought leadership in the evolution of the digital markets,” Mr Mitra said. “As the cryptocurrency and token-driven markets normalise, my priorities will focus around bringing to our stakeholders the true potential of this generational opportunity,” the new CEO added.

“We are delighted to have Neal strengthen and lead the AKJ Crypto team,” Mr Jensen said in welcoming the new CEO. “His experience and know-how will ensure that fund managers on our platform enjoy institutional quality servicing and access to crypto markets, and that AKJ token holders gain risk-mitigated, highly diversified access to the rapidly ascending cryptoeconomy,” the founder and now chairman added.

AKJ Crypto Plc, a subsidiary of AK Jensen Group, says to provide a full-service platform for crypto hedge fund managers and diversified participation for institutional investors — through the AKJ Token — in the cryptoeconomy. AK Jensen Group Limited and its subsidiaries, established in 1995, is owned by shareholders, who, combined, have more than US$18bn in assets under management. The group serves hedge fund and institutional clients in 35 countries around the world.

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