GCEX, a leading digital brokerage, announced on Tuesday that it has appointed Torben Gregers Friis as its Managing Director.
Torben is an industry expert within the area of online trading for strategy and implementation with more than 15 years of fintech experience in executive positions. To date, he has delivered a series of successful expansions for global leaders in online trading entering the European market, according to the LinkedIn statement published by GCEX.
In conjunction with Torben’s new appointment, he is also the current Managing Director of NRB GmbH in Dusseldorf, Germany, having served 3.5 years to date.
Since 2013, he was placed as a Board Director at Veninca Ltd. At this post, he advised and oversaw strategic investments including relationship development with existing and potential partners, successfully for a period of 5 years.
At Wilde & Sinclair in early 2010, Torben founded and also held the position of Managing Director. There, he led the company forward to conduct management consulting and strategic solution services for the Financial Industry. He also held the position of Managing Director at Tiger Retail Germany 03 GmbH simultaneously for just over 2 years.
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From early 2013 CFI Markets employed him as an Advisor to the Chairman and later became a Non-Executive Director. Prior to this, he had held a number of other executive and senior positions in various organisations for short stints, in Forex and other financial services.
Torben States the Importance of Embracing Blockchain and Crypto Trading
GCEX has recruited Torben Gregers Friis to continue its work on not only bridging the gaps between traditional finance and digital assets, but also includes STOs and Cryptocurrencies. Additionally, GCEX was created to lead the next phase of financial digitalisation, while simultaneously retaining the benefits and expectations held in Institutional Finance.
Torben states: “When I joined Saxo Bank in 2001 online trading like the internet was on the cusp for the next wave of innovation. Similar [to] today blockchain and crypto trading is growing at such [a] rapid pace that we must embrace the essential elements of it whereby we are ready for the next wave of innovation in this area occurring right before our eyes.”
Torben Gregers Friis also stated in response to the post on LinkedIn: “I am truly humbled […] to join the innovative team at GCEX. Until Lars mentioned it, Crypto to me was just something strange and intangible […]. It also appears to accelerate change much faster than I thought possible. This will be a fascinating ride!”