Former Goldman Sachs Partner Joins Crypto Unicorn Amber Group


HONG KONG, September 20, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) – Amber Group recently announced the appointment of former Goldman Sachs partner Dimitrios Kavvathas as the company’s new chief strategy officer.

In this new role, Dr Kavvathas will work with Amber Group CEO Michael Wu and the leadership team to set the company’s strategic direction and execute its global growth strategy with a focus on business main business and licensing and regulatory efforts. In addition, Dr Kavvathas will help strengthen the company’s product and solution offerings and its emerging leadership position in evolving decentralized markets.

“Dr. Kavvathas is an exceptional addition to the team, and he will have a significant influence on the success of the organization. With expertise in asset management, cryptocurrencies and financial derivatives, Dr. Kavvathas will ensure to continue to build on the already strong momentum in Amber Group’s core businesses. In addition, Dr. Kavvathas’ ability to formulate and execute our initiatives will help optimize the company’s complex organizational financial structure. ” , said Michael Wu, CEO of Amber Group.

Having obtained a doctorate. in Economics at the University of Chicago, Dr. Kavvathas is a highly accomplished business veteran with more than two decades of extensive leadership experience in global financial markets. Prior to joining Amber Group, Dr Kavvathas spent 12 years at Goldman Sachs as Managing Director and Partner in London before moving to Hong Kong in 2009 to co-lead the Asia Pacific Securities Distribution division, where he also served, among others, on the Global Firmwide New Activities Committee and Global Asset and Liability Committee, as well as the board of directors of Goldman Sachs, Asia LLC. After retiring from Goldman Sachs in 2013, Dr Kavvathas served as Assistant Professor at the University of Hong Kong, as well as Head of Global Markets at VTB Capital, Asia Pacific, Co-Head of Financial Services at Noble Group and Harmony CIO. Advisors Ltd., a Hong Kong-based asset management company. Most recently, Dr Kavvathas co-founded and led Nomisma Holdings Pte. Ltd, a decentralized derivatives trading protocol feeding a regulated trading infrastructure, which is being integrated into the Amber Group.

“I couldn’t be more excited about the opportunity to work for the founding team of the company, whose vision and amazing execution I followed with curiosity, intrigue and growing admiration from the start. Amber Group aspires to a leadership role in the financial revolution.I am honored to play a role throughout this journey, ”said Dr Kavvathas.

About the Amber Group

Amber Group is one of the world’s leading crypto-finance service providers, operating 24/7 with a presence in Hong Kong, Taipei, Seoul and Vancouver. To date, Amber Group has raised a total of $ 128 million in funding from China Renaissance Group, Tiger Global Management, DCM Ventures, Tiger Brokers, Sky9 Capital, Arena Holdings, Tru Arrow Partners, A&T Capital, Gobi Partners, Paradigm , Pantera Capital, Coinbase Ventures,, Polychain Capital, Dragonfly Capital, and Fenbushi Capital. For more information, please visit, or contact at [email protected]

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