Tezos Adds Four New Board Members


The Tezos Foundation announced today the appointment of Olaf Carlson‐Wee, Pascal Cléré, Marylène Micheloud and Hubertus Thonhauser to its board. Last week, the Foundation, which is focused on promotion and development of the Tezos protocol, announced it was replacing two of its board members, Johann Gevers and Diego Olivier Fernandez Pons, with new appointees.

The four new members join Michel Mauny, Lars Haussmann and new president, Ryan Jesperson.

“The four new Board members bring a tremendous amount of experience and knowhow into the Foundation, both in terms of technology and leadership. I am looking forward to working closely with them to assist in the timely launch of the Tezos network.,” he said, in a statement.

Biographical info on the new members is provided in the company statement:

Olaf Carlson‐Wee is the founder of crypto‐focused investment manager, Polychain, and former Head of Risk at US digital asset exchange, Coinbase. There he built a 40‐person operations team, conducted agent training on blockchain analysis for the FBI, HSI, and the Treasury Department, and designed fraud prevention and security mechanisms in over 30 countries.

Pascal Cléré is Senior Vice‐President of Alstom Digital Mobility, a new global organization that regroups all businesses in Digital Mobility. In October 2012, he was also nominated President of IRT SystemX (Institute of Technological Research) Key Research areas are AI, IoT, Blockchain, simulation, autonomous vehicle. Prior to joining Alstom Transport, Pascal worked for Thales as Vice President of the Security Solutions and Services Division.

Marylène Micheloud is the first Swiss woman to receive a Master’s degree in Computer Science (Geneva University, 1977). After years of activities in research and teaching, her last full‐time position was as the directo of RERO, the Library Network of Western Switzerland. She is the Co‐President of the Valais Academic Association.

Hubertus Thonhauser is Managing Partner of Enabling Future, an early‐stage venture capital firm in Dubai. The firm is backed by the two managing partners’ private funds and has a portfolio of 20 companies covering US, MENA and Europe. Enabling Future is the only VC in the United Arab Emirates actively investing in blockchain technologies and the Cryptocurrency sector. He has served for nine years as board member of the Swiss casino association and is familiar with the Swiss legal and regulatory framework.