BitMEX Parent Company Appoints Alexander Hoeptner As Chief Executive Officerbr>
100x Group, the group behind HDR Global Trading Limited, owner and operator of the BitMEX platform, has appointed Alexander Hoeptner as the company’s new Chief Executive Officer (CEO).
Höptner has extensive experience in Germany’s stock exchange industry, having previously held roles at Deutsche Boerse AG, as well as Boerse Stuttgart GmbH. Before joining BitMEX, he was the CEO of Euwax AG, a company that helped Boerse Stuttgart launch its cryptocurrency trading subsidiary BISON.
Höptner, who will replace the interim CEO Vivien Khoo in January 2021, will lead 100x Group as they pursue their wider vision of shaping the evolution of digital financial services through strategic investments, innovation, and enhancement of the BitMEX platform. He will report directly to the Chairman of the 100x Group, Dr. David Wong, and will also join the board of directors.
“The BitMEX platform forever changed the way we trade cryptocurrency and 100x Group will forever change the way we use modern financial services,” said Höptner. “I am proud to join 100x Group because I share the global ambition and audacity of its founders and employees to create an ecosystem of cryptocurrency technology that will improve lives. The future of this industry will increasingly belong to those who provide a regulated trading environment that is innovative, liquid, and fair for institutional and retail investors alike. I will ensure 100x Group and the BitMEX platform will continue to play a leading, constructive role in the global development of digital asset markets.”
“Alex joins us at a timely moment when the company is undergoing a transformational journey into our next stage of growth and development, and I am confident that with his experience he will make a major contribution,” Wong said. “He joins a well-established business with a proud history of innovation, an exceptionally talented team, and the financial resources to invest for the long term. He has been appointed with the full support of the Board and we look forward to seeing Alex take our company to the next level.”