Securrency appoints Nadine Chakar as CEO to deliver digital asset intelligence and interoperability

Rick Steves

“As the new CEO, my priority is to accelerate the commercialization of what is in essence the digital asset intelligence and interoperability foundation for major financial institutions and the global ecosystem.”

Securrency has appointed Nadine Chakar as Chief Executive Officer of the developer of blockchain-based financial and regulatory technology.

Nadine Chakar will leverage her 30-year experience in financial services, technology, and markets  to help Securrency deploy its solutions on a global scale.

Nadine Chakar joins Securrency from State Street Digital

She joins Securrency from State Street, where she was Executive Vice President and Head of State Street Digital, in charge of building and leading the team that addresses the bank’s transition into a modern digital economy.

Prior to that, she led State Street Global Markets, where she oversaw its trading, product, and operations platform, helping to drive successful client solutions.

Other past roles include serving as global head of operations for Manulife’s Global Wealth and Asset Management Division and leading the Global Asset Servicing teams for BNY Mellon.

Nadine Chakar was already a member of the Board of Directors of Securrency since 2021 and her appointment as the CEO intends to further achieve the goal of bringing tokenization, interoperability, and institutional DeFi to the industry as the future of global finance.

Securrency’s founder Dan Doney, who has served as the company’s CEO and lead architect since its inception, will now be able to focus on innovation, technology delivery, and commercialization by continuing to serve as the Chief Technology Officer of the firm.

Priority is to accelerate the commercialization of digital asset intelligence and interoperability

Nadine Chakar, incoming CEO of Securrency said: “The financial services industry is at a critical tipping point as it tokenizes regulated real-world assets and automates legacy financial processes using the power of blockchain technology. The Securrency team has done a remarkable job of developing the most robust technology on the market. As the new CEO, my priority is to accelerate the commercialization of what is in essence the digital asset intelligence and interoperability foundation for major financial institutions and the global ecosystem. Dan Doney is a true visionary and innovator in the industry, and I look forward to working closely with him and the team to create the global digital assets marketplaces of the future.”

Dan Doney, Co-founder, and Chief Technology Officer of Securrency, said: “Nadine is an exceptional leader and Securrency has been fortunate to leverage her extensive financial industry expertise as a board member and now as incoming CEO. She knows capital market operations inside and out. Nadine shares my passion for innovation, and we are united in our determination to make financial markets more accessible and efficient. She has a razor-sharp view of where reform is needed and how our technology can help. I am excited to work with Nadine as we focus on evolving our solution to bridge traditional and decentralized finance.”

Jonathan Steinberg, CEO of WisdomTree, said: “The future of finance relies on regulation-forward and compliance-driven digital development and Nadine has long been a driver of this evolution. Working with Nadine as a client and industry leader, I have witnessed not only her tremendous expertise in the integration of RegTech and digital assets, but her steadfast belief that Securrency’s technology will pave the way for institutional DeFi. I congratulate Nadine, Dan, and the entire Securrency team on this bold move for the company.”

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