Singapore, 8 February 2018 – Youtap Limited announces the appointment of Ray Ferguson as Chairman of the Board of Directors, effective from January 2nd 2018.

Ray Ferguson is replacing Rod Olsen who has served as the company’s Chairman since its formation. Chris Jones, Founder and Chief Executive of Youtap thanked Rod Olsen for his dedication and service to the company stating, “Rod has contributed enormously to Youtap, and the Company is well placed given his guidance and contribution to build on its momentum and execute on its business plan for 2018 and beyond. I warmly welcome Ray to the Youtap team.”

This appointment follows the opening of the Youtap Singapore Corporate Headquarters. Also based in Singapore, Mr Ferguson has a wealth of experience in the finance sector in Asia and the Middle East. He spent almost 20 years in senior roles at Standard Chartered Bank including CEO in Taiwan, Indonesia, the United Arab Emirates, the Americas and Singapore. He was also Group Chief Banking Officer at Arab Banking Corporation in Bahrain.

Mr Ferguson is currently Chairman of Singapore Life and the Founding Partner of Caber Partners a Singapore based fund manager and advisory firm that focuses exclusively on the intersection of finance and technology. Caber Partners, invests and advises innovative companies seeking to disrupt the financial industry and make an impact at a global level. Mr Ferguson’s appointment to the Youtap Board has been designed as part of the next phase of growth for Youtap.

Chris Jones said, “Ray has an exemplary record in the financial services sector, and his experience and relationships across multiple markets will serve us well as we enter the next phase of our growth.”

Mr Ferguson was excited about the opportunity to work with Youtap saying, “I am excited about this opportunity to join Youtap at this pivotal time in our journey. Youtap has a clear strategy with global capabilities, a highly competitive and flexible technology stack, and has a strong executive team led by Chris Jones. I am looking forward to contributing to future success”.

Mr Olsen will continue to be available to the available to the Youtap Board in an advisory capacity.

 

 

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