AKJ Crypto names new CEO

Crypto platform and security token issuer AKJ Crypto appoints new CEO Neal Mitra, who will work on ensuring uninterrupted services for clients.

Illustration: Computer screen shows graphs. (source: Unpslash/ Chris Liverani)

Neal Mitra was appointed as Chief Executive Officer of the crypto platform and security token issuer AKJ Crypto Plc at the end of January. He is replacing interim CEO and AKJ Group founder Anders Kvamme Jensen, who will remain the company’s chairman, according to a press statement.

Mr Mitra originally joined AKJ Crypto in 2018 as its Chief Administrative Officer, transferring from Argon Group, an investment bank focused on cryptocurrency and the token-based capital markets.

Mr Mitra has a career of more than two decades in global financial services and fintech. During these years he worked as a corporate advisor, venture capital and private equity investor, management consultant and entrepreneur. He has an MBA from Stanford, and Master’s and Bachelor’s degrees from MIT.

Neal Mitra, Chief Executive Officer, AKJ Crypto. (PRNewsfoto/AKJ Crypto)
Neal Mitra, Chief Executive Officer, AKJ Crypto. (source: AKJ Crypto)

“I am excited by the opportunity to join a firm that has had long-standing success in the traditional financial services space, while also displaying incredible innovation and thought leadership in the evolution of the digital markets,” Mr Mitra said. “As the cryptocurrency and token-driven markets normalise, my priorities will focus around bringing to our stakeholders the true potential of this generational opportunity,” the new CEO added.

“We are delighted to have Neal strengthen and lead the AKJ Crypto team,” Mr Jensen said in welcoming the new CEO. “His experience and know-how will ensure that fund managers on our platform enjoy institutional quality servicing and access to crypto markets, and that AKJ token holders gain risk-mitigated, highly diversified access to the rapidly ascending cryptoeconomy,” the founder and now chairman added.

AKJ Crypto Plc, a subsidiary of AK Jensen Group, claims to provide a full-service platform for crypto hedge fund managers and diversified participation for institutional investors — through the AKJ Token — in the cryptoeconomy. AK Jensen Group Limited and its subsidiaries, established in 1995, is owned by shareholders, who, combined, have more than US$18bn in assets under management. The group serves hedge fund and institutional clients in 35 countries around the world.