Blockchain Technology Partners Appoints Paul Forrest As Chairmanbr>
FinTech startup Blockchain Technology Partners (BTP) has appointed Paul Forrest as its first chairman.
Founded in 2018, BTP is an enterprise blockchain company that aims to bring the benefits of blockchain and smart contracts to business by providing Sextant — a management platform that radically simplifies the deployment and ongoing management of distributed ledgers and smart contract infrastructure.
Forrest has over 25 years experience as a strategy consultant. He has advised governments and worked with numerous FTSE 100 and Global 500 businesses including Ford Motor Company, Wal-Mart, Virgin Galactic and AkzoNobel. Forrest is also a Fellow of both the Royal Society of Arts and the Institute of Leadership & Management.
Forrest also serves on the board of several early stage businesses including MBN Solutions where he built out their Blockchain practice. He works closely with founders leveraging his experience as a business mentor with the Virgin Startup Program and as a founding member of the IdeaGist Blockchain Incubator.
Forrest will be BTP’s inaugural non-executive chairman as the company looks to build on its initial success winning business in the US and Israel.
“Paul understands the potential for growth in enterprise blockchain adoption, having been involved in this space for several years and at the cutting edge of successive waves of innovative enterprise technologies throughout his career,” said Duncan Johnston-Watt, CEO & Co-founder of BTP. “We are delighted Paul has decided to take up this role and help us scale the business and lay the groundwork for future investment.”
“I am excited to be joining BTP at a pivotal point in their journey. Their management team has demonstrated an ability to develop a scalable product and close early enterprise deals,” said Forrest. “Given the present circumstances I was particularly impressed by their ability to secure a contract with the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange to deliver their innovative blockchain-based securities lending platform.”