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OUR TEAM

Florian Rais 

CEO & Founder

Florian started his career with Bank Pictet in Geneva and then London where he became head of their investment management team. In 2005, he founded an investment management company focused on classic asset management as well as private equity. This lead Florian to actively participate to numerous companies' board and management teams, over various countries including Russia, US, Israel and China.

In 2017, Florian was invited to join the advisory board of a large crypto project initiated by a group of California based investors and launching in China during that year. It is during this conference that he decided to build a cryptocurrencies focused asset management offer for traditional investors. This is when Criptonite Asset Management was born. 

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Mathieu Ziaei
Portfolio Manager & Risk Officer

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By way of background, Mathieu acquired his Bachelor in Business Finance in 2012. He began his career in banking and then shifted to commodity trading. Having worked in commodity trading for more than 5 years between London and Geneva, Mathieu has gained significant experience in a fast moving environment. With the growing demand for clean energy, Mathieu has been able to capitalize on the energy transition by developing new flows for battery materials by creating strategic relationships linking supply and demand for key metals in the upcoming EV revolution.

Mathieu has been involved in Cryptocurrencies since 2017 and has acquired valuable knowledge on the cryptocurrency market, and is excited for what the future holds for this revolutionary technology.

Kathleen joined our team in December 2020 and currently leads the regional sales department by identifying new opportunities for growth and expansion. In addition to this, she assists in the structuring of our products, contracts and oversees ongoing projects.

 

In addition to her responsibilities in business development, Kathleen took on the role of overseeing digital marketing initiatives for the company. 

 

One of Kathleen's standout qualities is her multilingual proficiency, which has proven invaluable in our increasingly globalized business environment. Her ability to communicate fluently in multiple languages has facilitated effective collaboration with international clients and partners, enhancing our business relationships and opening up new avenues for expansion.

Kathleen Burkhalter
Business Development

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Nathalie is joined the team as an Executive Assistant, leading internal Administration & Operations in October 2023. As a postgraduate in Occupational Psychology and over 15 years experience working alongside prominent executives, Nathalie's solid background brings a unique perspective to her role, leveraging her skills to bridge communication gaps and drive strategic initiatives.

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Nathalie Barras 
Executive Assistant & Project Manager

Anthony’s entrepreneurial spirit manifested itself early on, as he launched his first venture, De Roval Champagne, while still at university.

 

Six years later, he was managing 30 people and distributing De Roval in over 15 countries. His drive to find and create opportunities led him to different countries, developing or acquiring stakes in companies in fields as varied as olive oil distribution in Spain, real estate and hospitality in London, digital marketing and multi-brokerage in Dubaï.

Anthony is an important business partner of Criptonite since 2019, firm believer in the bright future of cryptocurrencies.

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Anthony Fournier
External Advisor for UAE Market

Consultants

Roy Radwan
Consultant

Roy has a strong investment background with more than 20 years of experience in wealth management, including: managing his own Family Office, being an Investor with Investment Funds and Private Banks in Switzerland, UK and Europe. Running multiple businesses, Roy has a multi-dimensional understanding of wealth management and Family Offices' needs. Actively managing family portfolios & Investors with allocations across the Globe, Roy is actively involved as a Business Angel investor in numerous start-ups projects. He is a Board member & Strategic Advisor in numerous Science, High-Tech and commodity projects. His entrepreneurial vision & personal rich expertise in managing businesses, asset allocations, & wealth management in Switzerland, UK, France, UAE, West Africa and numerous other countries, is a pillar to our organisation.

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