Diginex Announces New Board of Directors
Diginex Limited, a digital assets financial services company, announced that it has reconstituted its Board of Directors, following its listing and commencement of trading on Nasdaq.
The new Board of Directors meets the required standards of corporate governance for a Nasdaq-listed company. The Board will be comprised of three executive directors and four non-executive directors, each of whom meets applicable independence standards under SEC and Nasdaq rules.
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As the first Nasdaq-listed company with a cryptocurrency exchange, Diginex’s new Board will establish a benchmark for transparency and governance for digital asset companies, offering a high degree of assurance for shareholders, customers, and regulatory authorities.
Executive directors of the Board will comprise of Chi-Won Yoon, who will lead the board as Chairman, Richard Byworth, the Company’s Chief Executive Officer, and Paul Ewing, the Company’s Chief Financial Officer.
Non-executive board members include:
Lisa Theng, who has been in legal practice for more than 28 years and is the Managing Partner of CNPLaw LLP and brings a wealth of experience in M&A Corporate Advisory, as well as Corporate and Commercial services for public and private companies.
Richard Petty, who is a board member of The International Federation of Accountants (IFAC) and a member of IFAC’s Public Policy and Regulatory Advisory Group. He is also a member of the B20 serving on the Finance and Infrastructure taskforce and a former chairman of the Australian Chamber of Commerce Hong Kong & Macau and CPA Australia.
Paul Smith, who was most recently President and Chief Executive Officer of CFA Institute from January 2015 to September 2019. Mr. Smith has also acted as Chief Executive Officer of Warlencourt Ltd, Grimani Ltd and Broadwell Investments and holds several external directorships.
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Andrew Watkins is a former Partner at PricewaterhouseCoopers Hong Kong and Mainland China in which capacity he served for 20 years. Mr. Watkins brings experience from a variety of senior leadership roles including Chief Technology & Disruption Officer and Chief Executive Officer of the China and Hong Kong Consulting business.
Mr. Yoon commented: “I am delighted to welcome Lisa, Richard, Paul, and Andrew to the Diginex Board, each of whom brings distinguished expertise and experience from a wide range of backgrounds. Today’s announcement reflects a rigorous selection process that will enable us to maintain the right balance of skills to oversee the Company as we move forward as a publicly-traded company.
“We believe it is crucial for us to demonstrate adherence to the highest standards of corporate governance and ensure that, in the execution of the Diginex strategy, the interests of shareholders, customers, employees and regulators are properly served. I look forward to working with our new Board members to continue the Company’s exciting trajectory.”