Copper appoints international government adviser and technology futurist as Non-Executive Director

Copper Technologies, a London-based digital asset infrastructure provider, has appointed David L Shrier as a Non-Executive Director. He takes up his new role with immediate effect.

His arrival marks the latest hire to Copper’s rapidly growing team, which has more than doubled in size since the beginning of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Shrier will relocate to London from the United States as he assumes his position as an advisor to Copper’s executive board and also takes up a new position as a Professor of Practice at Imperial College Business School, Imperial College London. Shrier will work closely with Copper CEO Dmitry Tokarev and the rest of the senior leadership team to facilitate new business partnerships. He will act as both a consultant and enabler of Copper’s ambitious growth strategy to make cryptoassets a mainstream asset class for traditional investors.

Shrier brings more than 20 years’ experience in the broader fintech space to Copper, having served as a government-level advisor in the UK, US and the Middle East; an executive business leader; an external consultant to a range of multinational corporations, including UBS; an educator at a handful of the world’s elite universities; and a published author.

Dmitry Tokarev, Chief Executive Officer, Copper Technologies, says: “David is a fantastic addition to our growing team. His vast experience, not only in cryptocurrencies, but across the board as a fintech business leader, state-level advisor, entrepreneur and scholar speaks for itself. His knowledge and the solid relationships he has built over his impressive career will be invaluable as Copper continues to carve out its leading position in the digital asset space.
 
“Some firms, particularly in the traditional finance space, have struggled to cope with the shifting landscape that the global pandemic has thrown at us. David’s arrival at Copper is not only proof that we have retained the ability to grow at rate, but a testament to the calibre of professionals that continue to come on board and, by extension, the quality of services we can offer to investors worldwide, from crypto funds through to traditional family offices.”
 
Shrier says: “I have watched and been continually impressed by Copper Technologies’ rapid development in the crypto space for some time, so it is a pleasure to now be a part of the team. As the world’s financial services sector evolves towards the future, improving the trading infrastructure around cryptocurrencies, and keeping them secure, is an integral part of that future. I very much look forward to harnessing the momentum Copper has built and helping the talented team there pursue transformational growth opportunities in the cryptoasset sector.”