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New Advisory Board Members

CV VC strengthens its Advisory Board with two top-tier personalities: Ahmed Bin Sulayem, the Executive Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the Dubai Multi Commodities Centre (DMCC), and Jan Werner, Entrepreneur, Investor and former CFO of Team Marketing, UEFA’s exclusive commercial partner for the Champions League. Together with its Advisory Board, CV VC works to drive internationalization and expands its global network.

New Advisory Board Members: Ahmed Bin Sulayem and Jan Werner

Ralf Glabischnig, founder and Board Member of CV VC says: “With Ahmed Bin Sulayem and Jan Werner, our Advisory Board is growing by two additional high-profile members who will actively support us with their expertise and experience as we chart our course of growth and internationalization, which I am very happy about.

Ahmed Bin Sulayem

Ahmed Bin Sulayem currently serves as Chairman of the Dubai Diamond Exchange (DDE) and the Dubai Gold & Commodities Exchange (DGCX). He has broad experience in the commodities sector and in-depth knowledge of the MENA region. In his role as Executive Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Dubai Multi Commodities Centre (DMCC), Ahmed Bin Sulayem is responsible for the world’s leading free zone with over 18,000 member companies employing over 60,000 persons. The DMCC was named “Global Free Zone of the Year” by “The Financial Times” fDi Magazine, for a record-breaking sixth consecutive year.

“I am honored to join the CV VC Advisory Board which represents a special group of forward-thinking and talented individuals. Courageous and ambitious, Dubai is a destination for pioneers and those motivated by new discovery. It will be my task, alongside fellow CV VC board members, to grow the thriving Blockchain ecosystem in Dubai by connecting it with other internationally leading technology centers. DMCC represents a real gateway of opportunity with its Crypto Centre, and ties with the CV VC organization, being critical to its digital future.”

Jan Werner

The Swiss investor and entrepreneur looks back on a successful international career. For almost 9 years he served as CFO and Board Member of Team Marketing. Its commercial partnership with UEFA has been the driving force behind the phenomenal growth of the UEFA Champions League for more than 25 years.

Jan Werner on his new role in the CV VC Advisory Board: “New technologies have always interested me, and Blockchain excites me. I am convinced that Distributed Ledger Technology is about to trigger a technological revolution like the Internet did 30 years ago. The Crypto Valley in Switzerland with its progressive regulation, over 900 registered companies and 47,00 jobs is the most important Blockchain location in the world and at the vanguard of this revolution. At CV VC, I want to contribute to its success.”



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