Blockchain’s Proxeus Adds Katz, McDonald To Advisory Board

Job Appointments | April 2, 2018 By:

Swiss blockchain startup Proxeus has named Dr. Christian Katz, former CEO of the SIX Swiss Exchange, and Aaron McDonald, cofounder and CEO of blockchain studio Centrality, as the first members of its advisory board.

Proxeus is a workflow engine and document generator that enables users to create blockchain applications by inputting information and building workflows without the need to learn a new programming language.  Proxeus recently announced a partnership with a data storage facility to expand enterprise level services.

Katz is a prominent figure in the Swiss financial world. From 2009 to 2015 he ran the SIX Swiss Exchange (Switzerland’s primary stock exchange), and sat as a member of SIX’s Executive Board. Prior to that, Katz held positions at Goldman Sachs and JP Morgan Chase & Co. He also served as Vice Chairman of securitized derivatives exchange Scoach and European index leader STOXX.

McDonald is an advisor, co-founder or board member of more than 20 blockchain companies, including some of the largest in the industry.

Proxeus recently completed a “silent” initial coin offering (ICO) raising $25 million. The company also won the Swiss Fintech Award for “Early Stage Startup of the Year 2018.”