Christine Rankin and Viktor Fritzén Join CoinShares as Non-Executive Directors

Europe’s largest digital asset management firm, CoinShares announced the appointment of Christine Rankin, a former partner at PWC, and Viktor Fritzén, former corporate finance analyst at Goldman Sachs, as independent non-executive directors of the company today.

The newly appointed independent non-executive directors have extensive experience in the global financial sector. CoinShares aims to expand its operations and services in the future.

In her career, Rankin held key positions at some of the leading organizations in the world. Currently, she holds the position of Senior Vice President, Corporate Control of Veoneer, a worldwide leader in automotive technology.

In contrast, Fritzén currently holds the position of non-executive director on the Boards of Avanza Bank Holding AB and StickerApp Sweden AB. Also, he spent more than 2 years at Goldman Sachs.

“It is with great pleasure that I announce the appointment of two new Board Members. Christine brings a wealth of experience in financial control and audit. Her broad, high-level, multi-jurisdictional and Main Market experience makes Christine an optimal candidate. Viktor Fritzén brings a rare combination of high profile, public company experience, and a natural enthusiasm and appreciation for the digital asset industry,” Daniel Masters, Chairman of the Board at CoinShares, commented.

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“These appointments in combination with our highly talented incumbent board are another important step by CoinShares on the path to up-listing to the regulated segment of NASDAQ OMX,” Masters added.

Crypto and Traditional Finance

In the last 10 months, global adoption of digital assets has increased substantially. Several leading executives from traditional finance joined digital asset firms to accelerate the growth of the crypto economy.

“I have been invested in CoinShares’ products since 2015 and have been impressed by CoinShares’ track record across all its business areas. For many years I have had a strong belief that great businesses will be made in the intersection of the crypto-economy and traditional finance and CoinShares is one of the best-positioned technology companies for this megatrend,” Fritzén said.

“I am excited to join the Board of CoinShares at such an exciting time in the Company’s journey. I hope to contribute to the Group’s continued success,” Rankin commented.