Global Blockchain Business Council Names Tom Jessop To Board Of Directors

Job Appointments | January 22, 2019 By:

Blockchain trade association The Global Blockchain Business Council (GBBC) has appointed Tom Jessop, president of Fidelity Digital Assets and head of corporate business development at Fidelity Investments, to its board. His appointment to GBBC’s board will be formalized at the next general assembly meeting.

In his role as president of Fidelity Digital Assets℠ – Fidelity’s institutional digital asset platform, Jessop is responsible for directing the company’s long-term vision to create a full-service enterprise-grade platform for digital assets to service an institutional investor client base. He has additional responsibility as head of corporate business development at Fidelity, leading an internal team focused on identifying and executing strategic opportunities including acquisitions, divestitures, strategic investments and partnerships.

Prior to Fidelity, Jessop was president of Chain, a provider of enterprise blockchain solutions to global financial institutions. He oversaw all facets of Chain’s commercial strategy including sales, marketing, and strategic business development. He also previously served as global head of technology business development for Goldman Sachs.

The GBBC brings together organizations and founding thought-leaders from over 40 countries to advance understanding of blockchain technology among global regulators and business leaders.

 “We are delighted to welcome Tom to the board,” said Tomicah Tillemann, chair of the board of the GBBC. “He brings an unparalleled knowledge of the blockchain ecosystem that will help guide our operations in the years ahead. As we ramp up the GBBC’s several global initiatives, we are certain that Tom’s expertise will strengthen the Council’s work on behalf of the global blockchain community.”

“GBBC has a strong reputation among the digital community for its commitment to global blockchain development,” Jessop said. “I look forward to joining the team and working across GBBC’s network to advance the understanding of blockchain technology among global regulators and business leaders.”