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Celsius Announces the Appointment of Traditional Finance Executives Aslihan Denizkurdu & Frank van Etten

HOBOKEN, N.J., Jan. 14, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- Celsius Network, the leading cryptocurrency lending and borrowing platform, announced today that it has appointed Aslihan Denizkurdu as Chief Operating Officer and Frank van Etten as Chief Investment Officer. In her role, Denizkurdu will be responsible for positioning Celsius as a trusted and reliable service provider to its clients while continuously strengthening Celsius' infrastructure as well as governance and management practices. Van Etten will oversee Celsius' investment teams and activities. In this role, he is responsible for generating returns on the crypto-assets at Celsius' platform and position the business for sustainable growth. They will both report to Celsius' Chief Executive Officer Alex Mashinsky.

Aslihan Denizkurdu & Frank van Etten

"We are seeing a migration of talent from traditional finance to decentralized finance and crypto companies," said Alex Mashinsky, CEO of Celsius. "As we prepare for the next chapter of our growth, I am excited to see this top tier talent join our team with the exemplary leadership and wealth of experience that Denizkurdu and van Etten bring from Citigroup and UBS, respectively."

"I am honored to be joining Celsius, a pioneer of innovation, as the financial services industry gets rapidly redefined" said Denizkurdu regarding her new role. "My goal is to position Celsius as an industry leader in decentralized finance with a best-in-class, scalable infrastructure that will also meet regulatory expectations globally as they are established. Bringing in practices from traditional finance and applying them with the innovative mindset and approaches of fintech will be a part of this journey."

Denizkurdu joins Celsius from Citigroup, where she was the Chief Operating Officer and Head of Governance for Risk Management, reporting to the Chief Risk Officer and serving as a long-standing member of the Global Risk Management Executive Council. In this role, Denizkurdu focused on implementation of firm-wide frameworks and processes that enabled effective identification and management of risks while making the company a better and more competitive firm for its clients. She also held roles in Corporate Strategy and Country Risk groups. Prior to Citi, Denizkurdu was a Senior Buy-Side Research Analyst at AllianceBernstein where she invested in Financial Institutions. In this role, she also advised the U.S. Treasury Department on the management of the ~$430bn TARP program.

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Celsius Announces the Appointment of Traditional Finance Executives Aslihan Denizkurdu & Frank van Etten HOBOKEN, N.J., Jan. 14, 2022 /PRNewswire/ - Celsius Network, the leading cryptocurrency lending and borrowing platform, announced today that it has appointed Aslihan Denizkurdu as Chief Operating Officer and Frank van Etten as Chief Investment …

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