We are incredibly pleased to announce the appointment of Philippe Van Hecke to Tokeny as our new Chief Operating Officer (COO).
Philippe joins us from globeSettle S.A. – a wholly owned subsidiary of the London Stock Exchange Group (LSEG) based in Luxemburg.
Over the past 25 years, since graduating from Université libre de Bruxelles with a Masters in Economics, Philippe has gained a wealth of experience with financial infrastructure companies, including the Central Bank of Luxemburg and Clearstream – a subsidiary of the Deutsche Börse Group. Employees with a similar level of experience (COO, CEO and similar position holders) could be considered one of the most essential employees in any financial organization. Such top-level employees are ones that the company cannot function well without. If they were to get in an accident and were disabled or unable to work due the any reason, the company finances could fall through, which is why they can be covered with a key person life insurance, or other similar policies – to help companies stay afloat until they find a replacement or figure out the next plan of action.
In addition to that, over the last few years, Philippe has developed an interest in security tokens and blockchain technology, seeing the potential for it to solve some of the issues and inefficiencies in the traditional financial infrastructure industry.
“It’s really refreshing to be working for a smaller and more agile company, like Tokeny, that is all about building something new and rethinking some of the processes existing in the more traditional Securities Services Industry for the benefit of Issuers, as well as investors, in complete respect of the existing regulations.” said Philippe.
Philippe will take up the role of COO at Tokeny, initially focusing on developing our Security Token Issuance Service.
“I am aiming at making the link between existing securities services, in which I have some experience, to tokenization of securities, to make these processes smoother and more efficient.” explains Philippe. “The dynamic, global team here at Tokeny provides the ideal opportunity to apply my knowledge and expertise to this exciting new industry.”
Tokeny provides end-to-end solutions for tokenization of Services, Assets, Companies or Funds. The Luxembourg based fintech provides its commercial cloud based solutions to clients globally.
The team behind Tokeny has decades of experience in delivering mission-critical global technology solutions. The team utilises this background to make the participation of any contributor in an ICO, or STO, transparent, accessible, and completely safe. While working with large institutions and funds on STO’s it ensures it only works with high quality ICO’s by utilising a compliance framework know as SICOP.