Iqbal V. Gandham, the former UK CEO of multi-asset brokerage, eToro, has joined digital currency platform CoinBurp as its non-executive advisor, the company announced on Monday.
In his new role, Gandham will be responsible for supervising the company’s growth strategy. Additionally, he will oversee the startup’s future funding rounds as well.
Launched last year, CoinBurp raised £274,630, falling short of its target £300,000, in a crowdfunding round on CrowdCube and received funds from 370 investors.
As seen on his Linkedin profile, Gandham left eToro last July after spending three years and eight months with the brokerage. There, he was appointed as a managing director and also the UK CEO of the Israel-headquartered company. Further, he oversaw the broker’s launch of cryptocurrency operations.
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Before that, he was the chief marketing officer at the digital wealth manager Nutmeg for a couple of years.
His resume also includes Nivio, a cloud computing company, where he was chief business strategist, and Net4India, which co-founded and remained its chief technology officer.
A Well-Known Figure in the Crypto Industry
Gandham’s crypto experience is not limited to his tenure at eToro as he co-founded the UK Crypto Association, an industry-specific self-regulatory body, and is the current chair of it.
Commenting on the new appointment, CoinBurp’s co-founder and CEO, Peter Wood said: “We’re very excited to have a veteran member of the UK’s Fintech industry across several fields, joining and guiding our growth strategy as we start to scale our business. We’re confident that Iqbal will play an important part in CoinBurp’s continued success as we continue on our path for mass-adoption.”