Operating the first open blockchain platform focusing on trade finance, TradeIX is pleased to announce that it has appointed Hans Jörg Schüttler as the new Chairman of the Board. Currently, Mr. Schüttler is managing a private investment company, a board-member of Bankable plc, and advisor to Thames Path Capital.

“I could not be happier about having Hans as Chairman and member of our Board,” said Rob Barnes, CEO of TradeIX. “His long-term experience in the financial services industry is a superb fit for TradeIX.

His appointment brings strategic leadership and a deep understanding of what it takes to build the trade finance infrastructure we are offering to banks and their corporate clients.  The fact that he has chosen to join TradeIX is also a gratifying endorsement of our potential.”

Before joining TradeIX, Hans Jörg Schüttler held various executive and senior management positions as Chairman of Management Board and CEO at IKB Deutsche Industriebank AG as well as CEO Germany and CEO Asia at Morgan Stanley.

“TradeIX is one of the most promising Fintech companies and is at the heart of much-needed innovation in the trade finance space,” explains Hans Jörg Schüttler. “The company has tremendous potential leveraging blockchain technology and APIs for the financial supply chain.

I am very excited about the opportunity to help this dynamic, fast-moving company with the next phase of expansion and to assist the team as they scale their ambitions with their trade finance platform and building a global end-to-end open account business network.”