Richard Byworth

Chief Executive Officer

Richard is CEO of Diginex. He has 20+ years of experience spanning finance, start-ups, investment, and fintech sectors.

Previously Managing Director at Nomura, the Japanese Investment Bank, Richard was running Derivative and Equity Linked product Sales for Asia Pacific product globally. The youngest Managing Director in the firm’s history, Richard led the build of the #1 franchise for Convertible Bonds in Asia from 2005. In both 2008 and 2009 he was the firm’s largest producing salesperson across Nomura’s global wholesale investment banking franchise. Richard led the syndication and distribution of some of Asia’s largest convertible bond deals in the last 15 years including China Unicom and Softbank.

In business, Richard has founded several companies and is an active investor, having started his first trading company in 1990. He is a board member of Bletchley Park Asset Management, Jersey, Diginex, and sits on the advisory board to PrivateMarket.io, a private equity fund marketplace.

Richard is Hong Kong Regional Ambassador for the Global Blockchain Business Council (GBBC), and has spoken extensively around the merits of blockchain for business and finance at WEF (Davos) and the United Nations (Geneva).

Richard holds a BA (Hons) in French with Management from University of London, Royal Holloway College and business school at ESC Montpellier (Montpellier Business School) and speaks French fluently.

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