Tezos Foundation Names Two More Board Members – Johann Gevers Steps Down

Job Appointments | February 22, 2018 By:

The embattled Tezos Foundation has appointed Ryan Jesperson and Michel Mauny to its board, replacing controversial Johann Gevers and Diego Olivier Fernandez Pons, whom the foundation claims voluntarily stepped down.

The two new members of the Board will join Lars Haussmann, who was appointed to the board last month.

Jesperson will replace Johann Gevers as president of the Tezos Foundation. He most recently was the COO of Divvy, a FinTech company. Michel Mauny  is  a  senior  researcher  at Inria (Paris, France). His  scientific  interests are mainly in programmatic languages.

The Tezos Foundation controls the funds for Tezos, a file-sharing service that had a $232 million initial coin offering last July.

The Tezos project devolved into a dispute between co-founders Arthur and Kathleen Breitman, who control the code, and Johann Gevers, the president of the Tezos Foundation, which controls the ICO funds.

Thursday’s news signals an end to the conflict between the Breitmans and Gevers. No details on whether there was a settlement have been revealed. Kathleen Breitman told the Wall Street Journal that “Arthur and I embrace the change in leadership and look forward to working with the foundation.”