Founder and CEO
Nick is the founder and CEO of Equichain, responsible for the strategic and operational management of the company and the creation of shareholder value. He has over 20 years of securities services and global banking experience with particular expertise in frontier and emerging markets.
Nick founded Equichain in 2015 when he realised the potential of blockchain technology to drive efficiencies in capital markets and create a more inclusive, streamlined and safer environment for investors.
He is widely considered to be one of the most high-profile senior bankers to willingly walk away from a banking role and into fintech. A prolific public speaker and thought leader in blockchain and the securities industry, Nick is often quoted in a variety of news sources and regularly speaks at major industry conferences.
Prior to Equichain, Nick held senior roles at a variety of renowned financial institutions including the Bank of England, Deutsche Bank, BNY Mellon and most recently served at Standard Chartered Bank as an executive director.
Nick was a member of the ISSA working group on DLT, a judge on SWIFT’s Innotribe 2016 DLT Challenge and is a fintech mentor to the Bahrain Development Bank.
I believe we are on the cusp of a technological revolution. Emerging technologies are maturing at such pace that the very fabric of many industries and societies could rapidly transform in a short period. We live in a hugely exciting time and I am truly inspired by what we may achieve, working collaboratively with our partners.