Instrumental in SDX’s Digital Asset ExchangeVision, Grant Joins the EEA Board to Advance EEA’s Mission, Engage Members and Foster the Continued Adoption of Ethereum
WAKEFIELD, Mass. – April 21, 2021 – The Enterprise Ethereum Alliance (EEA) today announced the addition of a newly appointed Board member Tim Grant, head of business at SIX Digital Exchange (SDX), the Swiss-based leading digital asset exchange of SIX Group. The EEA also welcomed SDX as a member. Grant will take part in guiding the organization’s vision and in other Board initiatives as part of his participation with the EEA.
Grant will work closely with the EEA Board of Directors and member community to identify ways to accelerate the pace of Ethereum innovation and adoption.
“This is an exciting time for Ethereum. In the past year we have begun to see the true realization of the potential of Ethereum which has given birth to decentralized finance, ‘DeFi’, along with an acceleration of interest in this greatest of blockchains by exchanges and central banks. Tim’s expertise in operating enterprise-grade distributed ledger solutions for financial services will be instrumental for the EEA to align more closely with the direction of DeFi exchanges, the Ethereum Mainnet, and the Ethereum technology and its enterprise derivatives,” said EEA Executive Director Dan Burnett.
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Grant has over twenty years of deep technology and management expertise across institutional capital markets, enterprise blockchain businesses, and Ethereum from his time serving in senior positions in financial services, including as CEO of the R3 Lab and Research Centre, Managing Director at UBS O’Connor, and UBS Investment Bank and, more recently, as Founder and CEO of DrumG Technologies.
“It is with great excitement that I join the Board of Directors of the EEA, which is where leaders collaborate on what’s next on the Ethereum roadmap and how to use Ethereum technology in daily business operations. I look forward to working with the EEA Board and member community on paving the way for a thriving enterprise Ethereum ecosystem, and to take a leading role in driving growth in the Ethereum-based global institutional digital asset marketplace,” said SDX’s Head of Business Tim Grant.
Grant is driving SDX’s vision to launch the first, fully regulated DLT-based asset exchange that can develop fully integrated issuance, trading, settlement, and custody infrastructure for digital assets to serve financial institutions across global capital markets.
“We are delighted to have Tim join the EEA’s board. Tim’s passion and knowledge for blockchain and digital assets make him uniquely qualified to help the EEA advance the business use of Ethereum technology. He brings a wealth of expertise from working with financial institutions across global capital markets including the issuance, listing, trading, CSD infrastructure, and custody of digital assets and cryptocurrencies. Tim will be a tremendous asset to the EEA Board as we continue to build out our roadmap,” said John Whelan, chairman of the EEA Board of Directors and Head of Digital Investment Banking at Banco Santander.
About the EEA
The Enterprise Ethereum Alliance (EEA) enables organizations to adopt and use Ethereum technology in their daily business operations. The EEA empowers the Ethereum ecosystem to develop new business opportunities, drive industry adoption, and learn and collaborate. For additional information about joining the EEA, please reach out to [email protected] or visit https://entethalliance.org/join.