Ownera, an emerging digital securities network, announced on Wednesday it has appointed Anthony Woolley as Europe’s Head of Business Development. Prior to joining the network, Woolley was the UK Chief Innovation Officer for the publicly traded French multinational investment bank and financial services firm Societe Generale. During his time at Societe Generale, he led the distributed ledger technology program, drove many related consortia engagements, and spun-out new employee-led business ventures.
Ownera revealed that Woolley joining its team is critical in spearheading the development of an institutional-grade global network for digital securities across Europe. Ami Ben David, Co-Founder and CEO at Ownera, stated:
“Anthony’s vast knowledge, experience, and relationships in the financial institution community, will be a great asset to Ownera and our partners, and will help us bring digital securities to the forefront of the financial ecosystem – We are thrilled to have him join us on this exciting journey.”
As previously reported, Ownera describes itself as a global institutional-grade network for digital securities, where all network nodes are regulated financial institutions, who bring assets to the network from one side, and bring their clients as investors from the other side, to create scalable, efficient, digital infrastructure rails for securities markets.
Ownera states it seeks to empower the issuance of institutional-grade digital securities as well as trading and management platforms. This includes KYC/AML, investor accreditation, and ongoing investor management.