EQONEX Appoints Seasoned Financial Technology Leader Chris Ashe as Chief Technology Officer

  • People Moves
  • 28.06.2021 02:25 pm

Diginex Limited (Nasdaq: EQOS), recently rebranded as EQONEX Group (the “company”), a digital assets financial services company, has announced today that Chris Ashe has joined the company as Group Chief Technology Officer (“CTO”).

He will lead all aspects of EQONEX’s technology strategy, planning and development, working to deliver robust, low latency and secure technology platforms that underpin all aspects of EQONEX’s businesses. He has joined the company’s Executive Committee.

Mr. Ashe brings more than 20 years of experience in technology development and consultancy to EQONEX, having formerly held the position of CTO at Mox, the virtual bank. 

Mox is one of the leading new digital banks in Hong Kong and is noted for its fast performance, accessible user interface and speed to market for new product and functionality. 

Mr. Ashe will lead the roll out of EQONEX’s technology and product roadmap, bringing execution excellence to product delivery and phasing, ensuring EQONEX remains at the forefront of offering robust, performant and differentiated product.

Speaking on Mr. Ashe’s appointment, Richard Byworth, Chief Executive Officer at EQONEX Group, said: “We are delighted to have Chris join us at this critical time in the growth of our company. His expertise and experience position him perfectly to oversee the development and expansion of our entire ecosystem.

“He joins us as we enter a key new stage in the development of our business, as we start to offer increased product and new functions for our customers. Chris’s addition to the team will allow us to deliver faster and better on the broader vision of bringing digital assets to the world and providing institutions with a reliable and credible partner in this new asset class.”

In his most recent position as CTO of Mox, Mr Ashe took a lead role in managing board level stakeholders and worked closely with regulators to ensure prompt and compliant delivery of the Mox platform.

In addition to this experience at Mox, Mr. Ashe has worked on a range of world-class systems including Australia’s leading online banking platform (Netbank), and leading online stockbroking platform (CommSec).

Mr. Ashe, added: “I have witnessed the incredible journey of EQONEX over the past year as the company established itself as the first listed crypto exchange operator, and I am thrilled to join and work at the forefront of the evolution of digital asset investing. I'm a firm believer in EQONEX’s mission to deliver a platform that sets the bar for fairness, governance and innovation in the sector. As Chief Technology Officer, I am excited to build on the already formidable platform that EQONEX has, and to develop an industry-leading ecosystem for digital asset investors.”

Mr. Ashe has a Bachelor of Commerce majoring in Information Systems, and a Bachelor of Science majoring in Computer Science from the University of New South Wales, Australia.

Mr. Ashe will succeed Ray Hennessey as CTO. Mr. Hennessy has transitioned into a consultancy role to work on technology transformation projects within the organization. 

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