FQX AG announced today that James Courtenay has been appointed to serve as new Chairman of the Board with effect from January 1, 2022. He will succeed Frank Wendt, who retired from his position as Executive Chairman at the end of December 2021.
James Courtenay has served as Member of the Board of FQX AG since the beginning of 2021 and also holds the position of Chief Executive at Heracles Capital Advisors Pte Ltd. He has over 30 years of experience in credit markets with detailed knowledge of managing debt transactions. Until April 2017, he was Global Head of Corporates at Standard Chartered Bank, where he had overall responsibility for all the bank’s large corporate clients across Africa, Asia and the Middle East.
Benedikt Schuppli, Co-Founder and Co-CEO of FQX AG, states: “James’ contribution to our company during his tenure as a Member of the Board has been exceptionally valuable and highly appreciated. We are thrilled about his deeper involvement in and commitment to FQX, helping us as a company reach the next development stage.”
FQX is a Swiss-based startup founded in 2019 that offers the first market-ready solution for eNotesTM, a digital successor to paper-based promissory notes, based on Blockchain technology. In 2021, the company successfully completed the Seed Round in which they attracted Earlybird VC and SIX FinTech Ventures amongst others as new investors. Meanwhile, FQX has been honored with the prestigious Swiss Fintech Award (Early Stage), the Fintech Germany Award (Best Foreign Market Entrant) and the Best Supply Chain Finance Solution at Hong Kong Fintech Week in the same year. FQX also won the Global Finance 2022 Best Blockchain-enabled Supply Chain Finance Solution.
FQX currently employs 20 people in 5 hubs across 3 continents.