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The CVA embraces diversity with two new female board members

24.09.2018 10:15
Jenna Zenk & Maria Gomez

The Crypto Valley Association (CVA) has expanded its Board to seven members following the election of two new female Board Members; Jenna Zenk, CTO of the startup Melonport and Maria Gomez, lead for ecosystem development at blockchain-based project Aragon.

The Crypto Valley Association (CVA) is a non-profit organization supporting the blockchain ecosystem in Switzerland. Following its General Assembly in June, the CVA has expanded its Board to seven members with the aim to strengthen its activities through a diversity of perspectives, experience, and skills.

The newly appointed board members, Zenk Jenna, CTO of Melonport, and Maria Gomez, the lead for ecosystem development efforts at the blockchain-based Aragon will support the CVA in a variety of activities. Among them are co-chairing CVA Working Groups, receiving international delegations, interacting with other Swiss and international organizations, presenting the CVA and Crypto Valley at external events and supporting the CVA’s own local and international initiatives.

Zenk is a software engineer with a background and experience in finance. Prior to joining MelonPort as a Chief Technology Officer, she worked in the hedge fund industry, both in Paris and New York.  She says: “I am excited to join the CVA board to represent the voice of the crypto startups and technologists in their efforts to build cutting-edge technology and drive innovation forward. I am also honored to represent the Crypto Valley in Switzerland and abroad.”

Gomez joins the board with experience in corporate and finance law. She worked on business development, operations and strategy in several leading crypto organizations. Prior to joining Aragon as Lead for Ecosystem Development, Gomez was a corporate lawyer. She worked for several years in corporate finance and mergers and acquisitions practice.

“I’m happy to join the Board and have the opportunity to help build a strong, diverse and international ecosystem where the values and vision of the projects, teams, and people working on open, neutral, borderless and censorship-resistant blockchain technologies are represented,” she said.

CVA President Oliver Bussmann is also looking forward to working with the two new Board members. “We are thrilled to have found two competent and committed new Board members, who are equally committed to the success of Crypto Valley and will help us continue our efforts.”

Picture: Jenna Zenk (L) and Maria Gomez (R)

 (Press release/ran)

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