20 July 2021, London/Hong Kong.
Diginex, the disruptive impact technology company helping to solve the world’s most pressing challenges, has strengthened its board with the appointment of Dr.Tomicah Tillemann.
Dr.Tomicah Tillemann is the outgoing Executive Director of the Digital Impact and Governance Initiative at New America. He has spent years leading teams that work with governments and corporations worldwide to develop technology solutions to public challenges. He also chairs the Responsible Asset Allocator Initiative, which ranks sovereign wealth and pension funds with combined assets of $20 trillion based on their strategies for managing social, governance, and environmental risks. Prior to joining New America, Tillemann served as a senior advisor to Joe Biden, Hillary Clinton, and John Kerry at the State Department and Senate Foreign Relations Committee. He joined the State Department as Hillary Clinton's speechwriter and collaborated with her on over200 speeches. He also chaired the State Department’s Global Philanthropy Working Group and its federal advisory committee on engaging non-state actors. Tillemann is a co-holder of four patents. He received his B.A. magna cum laude from Yale University and holds a Ph.D. with distinction from the School for Advanced International Studies at Johns Hopkins University.
Founded in 2017, with a global team of technology and impact experts, Diginex is scaling rapidly and is a technology partner to major players around the world including Microsoft, Coca-Cola, The Global Fund to End Modern Slavery, The World Economic Forum and the United Nations. Its products and platforms, including DiginexESG, stand out as a new approach in the consulting and cost-heavy world of sustainability, with a focus on using the latest innovations such as blockchain technology and AI to manage and validate data, while in the process making ESG more affordable and accessible to companies of all sizes.
Discussing his appointment Dr. Tomicah Tillemann stated “I am delighted to join the board of Diginex at a time when companies of all sizes are taking ownership of their environmental, social, and governance impact. Diginex’s technologies will help transform the way firms approach ESG issues, addressing challenges more quickly and generating significant dividends for society and the bottom line.”
Mark Blick, CEO at Diginex added, “It is a privilege to have Dr. Tillemann join us on our Diginex journey. He has been working at the forefront of global policy making on sustainability for many years and this experience will be invaluable as Diginex continues to scale rapidly, helping all businesses to approach ESG in a tangible and impactful way.”
Notes to editors:
Diginex is a disruptive impact tech business helping organisations address the world’s most pressing sustainability issues, utilising the latest blockchain technology to lead change and increase transparency.
Diginex’s frontier-pushing SaaS products are used by both companies and governments to tackle challenges including supply chain management, labour rights, due diligence, and corporate environmental responsibility. Its technology provides businesses who want to do better with the tools that both help them be more responsible, and to realise the commercial benefits of ESG, including greater efficiency, reduced corporate risk, and increased ability to attract and secure investment. By using its technology to understand the impact of their operations, organisations can future proof their business models and accelerate growth, while contributing to a better future.
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