Blockchain’s Bitfury Group Adds Two Executives To Board Of Directors

Job Appointments | November 24, 2018 By:

The Bitfury Group, a bitcoin and blockchain technology firm, has appointed two financial market professionals to its board of directors.

Antoine Dresch, the founder of Korelya Capital, a venture capital fund firm with €200 million in assets under management, will join Bitfury’s board of directors. Korelya led an $80 million investment round for Bitfury earlier this month.

Annette Nazareth, an American attorney and former commissioner at the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), has also joined Bitfury’s advisory board.

Valery Vavilov, the co-founder and CEO at Bitfury, welcomed both executives. “Antoine’s years of experience in investment banking and mergers and acquisitions will be valuable assets as Bitfury continues to grow. Annette will serve in a different capacity; as a trusted advisor, she will help guide and support Bitfury by offering her comprehensive knowledge on financial markets and regulation.”

Before launching Korelya Capital, Dresch served as managing director at Morgan Stanley, a New York-based multinational investment bank with over $850 billion in assets under management. He was also the vice president at Goldman Sachs and managing director at UBS (during the late 1990s and 2000s).

Nazareth is currently a partner at Davis Polk & Wardwell, a New York-based international law firm. She is also the head of the firm’s Washington, DC office where she oversees its trading and markets-related legal services that are managed by Davis Polk & Wardell’s financial institutions group.