Digital asset infrastructure provider Copper makes three senior appointments

Copper, the London-based digital asset infrastructure provider, has added three senior executives to lead the company’s international expansion.

Michelle Lai, Jonathan Tse and Doug Bilyk bring expertise from across the financial services landscape, from institutional asset management, traditional trading and private equity, through to crypto asset trading and fintech. 

Michelle Lai becomes Senior Strategic Advisor for the Asia-Pacific region and is based in Singapore. She spent six years working with different fintech companies in Asia and Silicon Valley. She was previously Head of Business Development at Anchorage, and Chief Strategy Officer at Prenetics, an insurtech company in Hong Kong. 

Jonathan Tse, who will serve as a Head of Trading in Hong Konghas over nine years of experience in trading and financial markets. Most recently he was the Head of Trading at Coinsuper, a Chinese digital asset trading platform, and prior to that, he was an Equity Derivatives Trader at JP Morgan. 

Doug Bilyk will be overseeing Business Development for the United States. His professional experience in digital assets began in late 2017. He was a successful Portfolio Manager for 16 years specialising in Global Macro markets with a focus on foreign exchange, commodities and U.S. and European index derivatives.

“I am very pleased to welcome Michelle, Jonathan and Doug as the newest members of our rapidly growing team,” said Dmitry Tokarev, Chief Executive Officer at Copper Technologies. “Our new joiners are renowned experts across a wide pool of financial sectors, and I believe that their experience combined with a deep understanding of the crypto space will position Copper to expedite global expansion. I am excited to see what this momentum will enable our business to achieve in the coming months.” 

“Investors from across the world, from crypto funds through to traditional family offices, have seen the potential benefit of crypto. However, for investors to take advantage of this alternative exposure, they need the assurance that the digital assets they buy are stored securely and can be traded quickly. With our international expansion, Copper can now enable that on a global scale,” he added.