Crypto Valley Assn. of Switzerland Adds Two New Board Members

Job Appointments | September 25, 2018 By:

Crypto Valley Association (CVA), the Swiss-based not-for-profit association supporting the development of blockchain and cryptographic-related technologies and businesses, has announced the board election of María Gomez, lead for ecosystem development at blockchain-based project Aragon, and Jenna Zenk, CTO of startup Melonport. The two new board members will bring its membership to seven.

Founded in January 2017, the Crypto Valley Association is a not-for-profit association established to support the development and dissemination of cryptographic technologies, blockchain, and other distributed ledger technologies by supporting startups and other companies in Zug, Switzerland and internationally. Crypto Valley’s mission is to shape an open, free, and prosperous economy spanning multiple sectors.

 Gomez has a background in corporate and finance law and has worked on business development, operations, and strategy in leading crypto organizations. Prior to joining Aragon, Gomez was a corporate lawyer. She worked for several years in corporate finance and mergers and acquisitions practice.

Zenk is a software engineer with a background and experience in finance. She graduated from ESCP Europe in Paris, with a Masters in Management and Financial Engineering. Prior to joining Melonport, she worked in the hedge fund industry in Paris and New York.

As CVA Board members, Gomez and Zenk will have a variety of responsibilities, including co-chairing the CVA Working Groups, receiving international delegations, interacting with other Swiss and international organizations, representing the CVA and Crypto Valley at external events, and supporting the CVA’s own local and international initiatives.

“I’m happy to join the Board and have the opportunity to help build a strong, diverse and international ecosystem where the values and vision of the projects, teams and people working on open, neutral, borderless and censorship resistant blockchain technologies are represented,” said Gomez.

Zenk said, “I am excited to join the CVA board to represent the voice of the crypto startups and technologists in their efforts to build cutting-edge technology and drive innovation forward. I am also honored to represent the Crypto Valley in Switzerland and abroad.”