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CoinShares appoints two Independent Non-Executive Directors

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CoinShares International Limited (CoinShares) has appointed Christine Rankin and Viktor Fritzén as Independent Non-Executive Directors of the Company.

Rankin is a former Partner at PWC and has held positions of trust at several organisations including Spotify, NASDAQ and Cherry AB. She currently holds the position of Senior Vice President, Corporate Control of Veoneer, a worldwide leader in automotive technology. Christine earned her Bachelor in Business Administration and Economics from Stockholm University. She is a Swedish citizen and is based in Stockholm, Sweden.

Fritzén held the positions of Global Investment Research Analyst and Corporate Finance Analyst at Goldman Sachs and GP Bullhound respectively, before joining LeoVegas Group as CFO. He currently holds the position of non-executive director on the boards of Avanza Bank Holding AB, StickerApp Sweden AB and others. Viktor earned his Master in Finance from the Stockholm School of Economics. He holds both Swedish and American citizenship and is based in Stockholm, Sweden.

Daniel Masters, Chairman of the Board, says: “It is with great pleasure that I announce the appointment of two new Board Members. Christine brings a wealth of experience in financial control and audit. Her broad, high-level, multi-jurisdictional and Main Market experience makes Christine an optimal candidate. Viktor Fritzén brings a rare combination of high profile, public company experience, and a natural enthusiasm and appreciation for the digital asset industry. These appointments in combination with our highly talented incumbent board are another important step by CoinShares on the path to up-listing to the regulated segment of NASDAQ OMX. I would like to extend my warmest welcome to both our new members and I look forward to continuing the CoinShares journey with our new colleagues aboard.”

Rankin adds: “I am excited to join the Board of CoinShares at such an exciting time in the Company’s journey. I hope to contribute to the Group’s continued success.”

Fritzén says: “I have been invested in CoinShares’ products since 2015 and have been impressed by CoinShares’ track record across all its business areas. For many years I have had a strong belief that great businesses will be made in the intersection of the crypto-economy and traditional finance and CoinShares is one of the best-positioned technology companies for this megatrend. I am delighted to join the CoinShares Board of Directors and look forward to being a part of this exciting journey.”

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