SDX Announces New Board of Directors Appointments to Enhance Digital Asset Expertise

SDX is pleased to announce additions to its Board of Directors; independent non-executive directors (INEDs) Andrew Peel, CFA and Bertrand Perez, in addition to Bjørn Sibbern, Global Head Exchanges at SIX.

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SDX Group AG (SDX), the leading Digital Financial Market Infrastructure provider, is pleased to announce additions to its Board of Directors*; independent non-executive directors (INEDs) Andrew Peel, CFA and Bertrand Perez, in addition to Bjørn Sibbern, Global Head Exchanges at SIX.

Andrew Peel, CFA, joins as a globally recognized leader in digital assets within the banking sector, having been actively involved in this field for over a decade. Since 2018, Andrew has held the role of Head of Digital Asset Markets at Morgan Stanley. Andrew brings 19 years of financial industry experience encompassing investment management, structured product trading, and market making, in addition to his technical and commercial digital asset expertise.

The second external appointment, Bertrand Perez has served as CEO of the Web3 Foundation out of Zug, and as Chief Operating Officer of the Diem Association, a cryptocurrency-based payment network initiated by Facebook/Meta. Bertrand’s extensive experience in designing and managing mission-critical payment platforms, and Andrew’s extensive expertise in both traditional financial markets and digital assets will bring invaluable insights and commercial expertise to the SDX board.

Bjørn Sibbern, Global Head Exchanges at SIX will also join the Board of Directors. Bjørn’s extensive background in financial markets, banking and post trade services will provide crucial insights and strategic direction to SDX. Moreover, this appointment will continue to ensure SDX’s strategic alignment across SIX Group.

We thank our departing Board of Director members Dr. Jochen Dürr and Josef Landolt for their significant contributions to SDX to date.

Belén Romana Garcia, Chairwoman of the SDX Board of Directors, commented,

“SDX is committed to the digital transformation of the Swiss financial center and beyond. To achieve this, we seek to integrate digital assets expertise and strengthen industry connection to our board, to help steer SDX in this ambitious endeavor. These appointments are testament to this strategy. At the same time, I would like to thank the departing members for their great commitment to the successful development of SDX.”

*The appointments are subject to FINMA approval.

List of SDX Group AG Board of Directors

Belén Romana Garcia, Chairwoman

Bjørn Sibbern, Global Head Exchanges, SIX

Chris Landis, Head IT, SIX

Marion Leslie, Head Financial Information, SIX

Andrew Peel, Head of Digital Asset Markets, Morgan Stanley – INED

Bertrand Perez, Member of the Board – INED

Thomas Raab, member of the board – INED

About SDX

SDX Group AG (SDX) and its subsidiaries operate financial market infrastructures (FMIs) for the issuance, trading, settlement, and custody of digital assets, licensed by FINMA, Switzerland’s financial market regulator. SDX operates a stock exchange through SDX Trading AG and SIX Digital Exchange AG, Switzerland’s first and only Central Securities Depository (CSD) on DLT. SDX Web3 AG is also part of the Group and offers institutional-grade crypto asset custody and staking solutions. As part of SIX Group, SDX is subject to the Group’s high quality and security standards covered under Swiss law. SDX is headquartered in Zurich, Switzerland.

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