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Leadership

Eddy Abramo

CEO

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Henry James

Deputy CEO & CSO

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Peter Jodlowski

CFO

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Andrew Elson

Chief Counsel

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Esfandiar Lagevardi

Head of Research

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Hubert Armbruster

Head of Community

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Alexandra Horton

Corporate Communications

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Loretta Joseph

OECD Blockchain Consultant

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Daniel Truchi

Former Global CEO of Société Générale Private Banking

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Vinay Gupta

CEO at Mattereum and contributor of 2015 Ethereum release

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Sharon Amezcua

Director and Co-Founder at European Stock Exchange

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Hazem Mulhim​

Founder & CEO of EastNets

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Dr. Claude Fachkha​​

Professor in Cyber Security

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Spotlight

Eddy Abramo

Chief Executive Officer

With 24 years of experience in banking across the United States, EMEA and APAC, Mr. Abramo leverages his industry knowledge to lead Fincross, develop its strategy and foster new processes that enable the company to successfully deliver upon the launch of its financial applications for digital assets and their synergy with existing financial regulation and the traditional financial system. Mr. Abramo provides his insights to the Board of Directors, acts on the perspectives of the Advisory Board and is committed to the company's internal and external stakeholders.

Mr. Abramo formerly held regional CEO roles for the private banking division of Société Générale and Banque Internationale à Luxembourg and is a seasoned private equity and portfolio manager specialized in non-correlated assets.

Graduate of Université Panthéon Sorbonne.

Henry James

Deputy Chief Executive Officer

Former currency trader, analyst and fund manager, Mr. James has 10 years of experience in investment management across Forex and crypto markets. Mr. James supports the strategic development of Fincross' financial applications in harmony with the evolving landscape of the digital asset sector and the distributed financial systems that underpin them and connect them to the traditional financial system. Mr. James oversees Fincross' commercial and marketing strategy and is a vocal spokesperson for the company.

Mr. James is a Founding Partner of Rolle Capital and formerly an Investment Manager at PE Capital with experience in algorithmic trading and quantitative long-short strategies in currency markets.

Graduate of Royal Holloway University of London.

Peter Jodlowski

Chief Financial Officer

With 35 years of C level roles across many financial sectors in Europe, North America, APAC and the Middle East, Mr. Jodlowski brings significant industry experience to Fincross with particular emphasis on funding, compliance, financial reporting and rapid strategic growth. Mr. Jodlowski is a key player in the go-to-market strategy of the company, creating the appropriate corporate, compliance and governance structure in accordance with multi-jurisdictional regulatory frameworks.

Mr. Jodlowski previously held CFO roles at Kingdom Holding's Jeddah Economic Company, Emirates Investment Authority and Istithmar, the private equity arm of Dubai World.

Graduate of Staffordshire University and UK Chartered Accountant.

Andrew Elson

General Counsel

Mr. Elson has over 25 years of experience developing and managing legal and compliance strategies within highly regulated industries for a variety of Fortune 500, middle market and early stage companies. Mr. Elson's leadership at Fincross is focused on developing and managing a forward-thinking legal framework to mitigate risk across multiple jurisdictions while also maximizing efficiencies through the Finex blockchain and its dynamic workflow processes and compliance components.

Mr. Elson is a Founding Partner of the digital law firm, Alexius Legal Solutions, and formerly held executive roles at TCI, AT&T Broadband, Adelphia and served as chief counsel for a number of technology companies.

Graduate of Creighton University School of Law.

Esfandiar Lagevardi

Head of Research

Mr. Lagevardi has 8 years of technical and investment experience in the blockchain and digital asset sectors. Combining his passion for economics, technology and capital markest, Mr. Lagevardi is a key contributor to the unique design features of the Finex blockchain, enabling a vibrant digital asset investment ecosystem to expand atop of this distributed financial system. Mr. Lagevardi leads the company's research department and works alongside the development team on evolution proposals for Finex and the design of Fincross' financial applications.

Graduate of Aston Business School.

Hubert Armbruster

Head of Community

Mr. Armbruster is a multi-lingual community marketing and management specialist with 8 years of experience, including 5 years at PlayStation. Mr. Armbruster plays an invaluable role in building a diverse and organic community of investors, issuers and developers that contribute to Fincross' open-source effort to develop the Finex blockchain and create a whitelisted investment network for the digital asset sector. Mr. Armbruster manages a team of regional community managers and oversees the Fincross Bounty Program.

Graduate of London Metropolitan University.

Alexandra Horton

Corporate Communications

Ms. Horton has PR and communications experience in the fintech, blockchain and digital asset sectors. In addition to co-ordinating external and internal communications at Fincross alongside the company’s international PR agencies, Ms. Horton is responsible for keeping Fincross' communities, investors and strategic partners up to date with latest news and manages all corporate events hosted and sponsored by Fincross.

Graduate of The University of Sussex.

Jeegar Swaly

Non-Executive Director

Mr. Swaly brings a wealth of international expertise covering executive management, capital fundraising, fintech, telecom and IoT.​

Mr. Swaly is the COO and co-founder of Flo Live Ltd and holds board and advisory positions for a number of technology and fintech related companies, including a board member position for the Mauritian investment banking operation of a global venture capital fund.

Loretta Joseph

Independent Director

Ms. Joseph is a dynamic banking, finance and consulting professional with over 25 years in capital markets and related sectors. As the OECD's blockchain consultant and one of the world's most influential contributors to fintech regulatory frameworks, Ms. Joseph is championing the cause for responsible blockchain adoption with policy makers, governments and industry players. Ms. Joseph provides the Board with invaluable insight on regulatory and industry trends, which shape the firm's present and future licensing and compliance strategies internationally.

Ms. Joseph has sat on the Board and held Managing Director and senior management level positions across APAC at RBS, Macquarie Group, Deutsche Bank, Credit Suisse and Elara Capital. Today Ms. Joseph is a fintech and regulatory consultant to the FSC and the government of Bermuda, Antigua, Serbia and the Premier office of South Australia.

Graduate of Sydney University.

Daniel Truchi

Former Global CEO of Société Générale Private Banking

Mr. Truchi has 40 years of experience in corporate, investment and private banking. He is the former Worldwide CEO for the Private Banking division of Société Générale and was a member of the Group Management Committee for SG Group.

Aside from this function, Mr. Truchi was the Chairman on a number of boards including SG Trust Asia, Switzerland, Japan and Monaco as well as a Director of Rockefeller Financial Services in New York.

Alain Madelin

Former French Minister of Finance & Economy

Mr. Madelin is a lawyer and French politician who has held several top positions in government between 1986 and 2007, including Minister of Economy and Finance. During his ministerial career, Mr. Madelin was in charge of numerous reforms in: energy, air traffic, aerospace, telecoms (transitioning the market to digital technology), automotive and several more.

Today, he is an active board member for technology and aeronautical companies and an advisor to a number of investment funds in France and overseas.

Vinay Gupta

CEO at Mattereum and contributor of 2015 Ethereum release

Mr. Gupta is a technologist, policy analyst and world-renowned consultant in the cryptography, energy policy, defence, security, resilience and disaster management industries. He is a technology strategist, instrumental in the creation of the Dubai Blockchain Strategy and the founder of Hexayurt Capital – a venture fund dedicated to building the Internet of Agreements.

Mr. Gupta contributed to the 2015 release of the Ethereum network and founded Mattereuem, a court that understands the nature of cryptocurrencies, making physical property and intellectual property transactable on a blockchain.

Sharon Amezcua

Director and Co-Founder at European Stock Exchange

Mrs. Amezcua has over 30 years of experience as an entrepreneur and investor working at the intersection of cutting-edge technology and finance in multitple vertical markets across the globe. She began her career in commercial and private banking and then went on to build and exit hundreds of successful companies with her teams of experts in alternative energy, fintech, healthcare, technology, media and telecom through the global merchant and investment bank that she co-founded.

Mrs. Amezcua has a strong track record in private equity where she co-owned a NYSE-listed private equity fund and co-founded the European Stock Exchange Fund.

Hazem Mulhim​

Founder & CEO of EastNets

Mr. Mulhim is the CEO and founder of EastNets, a market leading global provider of compliance and payment solutions for the financial services industry.

Mr. Mulhim has expert skills in banking, electronic payments, e-commerce and SEPA. Over the past 34 yers, he has developed and implemented standardized and individual solutions against financial crime and EastNets has grown to serve 1000 customers including some of the largest international financial institutions.

Dr. Claude Fachkha​​

Professor in Cyber Security

Dr. Fachkha is a master trainer, educator and consultant in cybersecurity with more than 10 years of experience in industry and academia. He has worked on several large scale projects for various federal agencies and he is affiliated with National Cyber-Forensics and Trading Alliance Canada and holds a certificate in university teaching.

Dr. Fachkha currently works at Steppa Cyber Inc and is the cybersecurity senior consultant and educator at the University of Dubai.