Amber Group, a number one world digital asset platform, is proud to announce the appointment of Ehsan Haque as its General Counsel for the Europe, Middle East and Africa area (EMEA). Amber Group’s newest appointment comes amid the corporate’s world growth plans and its formidable licensing and regulatory roadmap. The firm, now valued at US$3 billion following two profitable Series B and Series B+ rounds, has since been increasing with new places of work worldwide and regulatory licenses secured in Europe, Latin America and Asia.
As Amber Group’s General Counsel, Ehsan will work carefully with Chief Operating Officer (COO) Wayne Huo to steer Amber Group’s authorized and regulatory threat management within the EMEA area, and in the end deepen the corporate’s relationship with regulatory authorities in these markets.
Ehsan joins Amber Group after an illustrious profession as an in-house counsel at varied established funding banks, broker-dealers, non-public fairness corporations and fintech start-ups. Ehsan skilled at famend worldwide regulation agency, Slaughter and May, earlier than becoming a member of Deutsche Bank as an in-house counsel, overseeing Equities Sales Trading and Global Markets Derivatives. He later joined Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) Global Banking and was a part of the senior management team at Nomura’s EMEA Legal Department the place he led the Equities authorized product protection for the area.
Ehsan was most just lately a General Counsel at two completely different fintech start-up companies, together with Lendingblock, a cryptocurrency borrowing and lending platform. He served as Global General Counsel at a non-public fairness agency that has US$13B AUM throughout the fintech and digital property area previous to becoming a member of Amber Group. Ehsan additionally acts as an advisor to a number one fintech accelerator and was featured in The Lawyer Hot 100 2022 checklist.
“I am excited to be joining Amber Group at this stage of its incredible growth journey so far. The regulatory landscape for digital assets is ever-evolving and these coming few years will be defining ones for the industry as we work towards securing eventual regulatory clarity across the EMEA region and the world. I look forward to supporting the company’s growth and to guiding the legal and regulatory risk management as part of Amber Group’s strategy in the EMEA region,” says Ehsan Haque.
“The EMEA region has long been a strategic market for Amber Group as the region has led a variety of neobank and neobroker-related innovations for the global financial ecosystem. We are proud to be welcoming Ehsan who makes a great addition to our team at Amber Group. With his strong track record in both traditional finance and emerging fintech start-ups, we are excited to work with Ehsan and build a strong regulatory framework that supports the viability and utility of new industry innovations in the EMEA region and accelerate the company into the next phase of growth,” says Amber Group Global COO, Wayne Huo.