Cardano Foundation Appoints Its First CEO and Head of Growth

Frederik Gregaard has been named as the Foundation’s CEO.

The Cardano Foundation recently announced that it has made two senior appointments, namely, Frederik Gregaard has been named as the company’s first Chief Executive Officer (CEO), and Eva Oberholzer has become the Head of Growth.

According to the statement from the body, which oversees the development of Cardano, the two appointments were made to spur enterprise adoption and encourage solutions to build atop Cardano, a decentralised public blockchain.

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Furthermore, the changes to the Foundation’s senior management coincide with shifting needs of the Cardano protocol. Ahead of the rollout of Goguen, the Foundation is transitioning into its fourth phase of development.

Cardano Foundation CEO to Focus on Adoption and Growth

Frederik Gregaard, CEO of Cardano Foundation
Frederik Gregaard, CEO of the Cardano Foundation
Source: Cardano Foundation

As the CEO of the Cardano Foundation, Gregaard will be based in Zürich, Switzerland. An industry veteran for blockchain, his main focus will be on adoption and growth, the company said in its statement on Monday. Furthermore, one of the main priorities for Gregaard will be to drive the Foundation’s adoption strategy.

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Commenting on his new role, Frederik Gregaard, Chief Executive Officer of the Cardano Foundation, said in the statement: “I am delighted and honored to join the Cardano Foundation and advance its core missions, which I see as crucial to building a strong digital asset ecosystem, and the future financial infrastructure backbone. 

“The Foundation has a dedicated and high-caliber talent base, which will take Cardano to new heights, together with our enthusiastic community. I am joining the Cardano Foundation during a paradigm shift in Cardano’s functionality and useability, and I anticipate that the next few years will be a significant growth period for the protocol.”

Oberholzer also takes on the newly created role of Head of Growth. In this capacity, she will represent all stakeholders of Cardano, ranging from the professional community, enterprises, strategic partners and institutions.

As the Head of Growth, Oberholzer will be responsible for meeting the needs of stakeholders at the management level to create new opportunities for the Cardano blockchain.

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