Crypto arbitrage hedge fund Argentium adds to Advisory Board

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Crypto arbitrage hedge fund Argentium has added Philippe G Damas to its advisory board.

Damas is currently the Executive Chairman of TMB Thanachart Bank, Bangkok and also Chair of the Nomination, Remuneration & Compliance Committee, having served on their Board since December 2007. He previously held the positions of CEO of ING Retail Banking Asia and CEO ING Private Banking Worldwide, based out of Singapore. Prior to that, he was CEO of ING Barings in London and the Vice Chairman of ING Investment Management in Amsterdam.

Earlier in his career, Damas was a Managing Director at JPMorgan in New York, London, Paris, Brussels, Geneva, Tokyo and Hong Kong. While at JPMorgan, he was the Head of Private Banking and Investment Management Asia and a member of the Asia Pacific Management Committee. He also served as the Head of Equities and Equity Derivatives Europe in London and was a member of the European Management Committee. He also sat on the Board of MATIF SA in Paris, Banque Bruxelles Lambert (BBL) in Brussels, and was the Vice Chairman of the Board of ING Vysya Bank in Bangalore.

Damas holds an undergraduate degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Brussels and an MBA in Accounting & International Finance from Columbia University. He also graduated in Advanced Automatics from the Ecole Nationale Superieure de l'Aeronautique in Toulouse, completed his military service in the Belgian Army, and captained the Belgian National Rugby Team in the mid-1970s.

Paul Frost-Smith, CEO of Argentium, says: “I am delighted Philippe has chosen to join us. We worked together at JPMorgan back in the 90s and Philippe is a force of nature. He has spent the last 30 years in APAC and has an amazing network, having spent so much of his career in senior banking positions. His knowledge of private banking and corporate governance and process is second to none.”