Malta Digital Exchange Names Johan Ditz Lemche As New CEO

Job Appointments | October 17, 2018 By:

Malta Digital Exchange has named Johan Ditz Lemche as its new CEO. He will assume his duties early next month.

Lemche, a Danish national residing in Malta for the past seven years, holds multiple board positions within the financial markets. He is a committee member of the Financial Markets Association Malta (FMAM) and authored educational documentation on best practices in the financial industry. With an international background working for some of Europe’s major specialised  banks, advanced technical knowledge and management capabilities, Lemche brings the requisite expertise to manage MDX.

Malta Digital Exchange announced last month their impending launch of an institutional-grade security token exchange leveraging Australia’s Paritech technology, which will be applying for a licence from the Malta Financial Services Authority. Malta is considered a haven for regulatory frameworks for blockchain-friendly laws.

Lemche will work with local regulators to bring MDX online, focusing on achieving their Virtual Financial Asset (VFA) Exchange and Multilateral Trading Facility (MTF) licenses and spearhead MDX’s growth.

“I’m looking forward to the challenge of stepping into the CEO position at MDX and am honored by the trust that has been invested in me by the board,” Lemche said. “We have the right team and our vision is to become the world’s premier securities token exchange, which will enable greater market efficiency, accessibility, liquidity and transparency within the capital markets. Malta’s new regulation sets the framework and now it’s up to us to execute.”

Rick Klink will assume the position of Executive Chairman of MDX’s Board of Directors.

“We welcome Johan Ditz Lemche‘s appointment as Malta Digital Exchange’s (MDX) new CEO,” said Klink. “He is a seasoned leader with deep experience in working in global public markets. It is a very exciting time in the Digital Asset space globally – major disruption is underway. Johan has the required set of skills and talent to thrive in this highly dynamic environment and to drive MDX to the forefront of the industry.”