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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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After 9 years experience in the Wealth Management industry including senior roles in Discretionary Portfolio Management and Product Advisory in Switzerland and the Bahamas, Géraldine took a step back to devote more time to her children. Over this career break, she had the opportunity to strengthen its financial education background (CAIA CIIA ), live in new cities (Paris, Zurich, Dubai), take on volunteer work and start a career in Education becoming a teacher. Back in Switzerland and passionate about the blockchain technology she joined a start-up as CBO. After an enriching experience in fintech industry she joins Criptonite as senior manager, the perfect bridge between TraFi and DeFi

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Géraldine Monchau
Senior Manager

Mathieu Ziaei
Portfolio Manager & Risk Officer

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.

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Kathleen joined the team in December 2020. Having lived in many different countries and being multi cultural, she brings different perspectives throughout her work.

 

Very strong-willed and driven, she joined the business development sector to keep on bringing our solutions across borders. Along with this, Kathleen also works in the digital marketing team as she has experience in the field from her previous work.

Kathleen Burkhalter
Marketing & Business Development

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Ludovic joined the team in July 2023 and is a highly qualified and experienced entrepreneur and C-level manager with a deep expertise in the crypto mining industry (+7 years), specifically in data center deployment and operations with a focus on profitability, scalability, auditing, and reporting. In addition he holds a degree in finance, which further enhances his knowledge and skills in the financial aspect of the industry.

 

During his tenure as CEO and co-founder of Alpine Mining, the company achieved significant success in Switzerland and Sweden, generating a turnover of $25M within just 8 months of incorporation and building the second largest Ethereum mining operation in Europe. Ludovic has also provided consulting services to several industrial-scale digital assets miners, advising them on sourcing sites and equipment and improving their organizational structure. One of his latest positions was at WRM, a 57MW digital assets mining operation in Asia, Scandinavia, and the USA. Additionally, over the years, he built an unprecedented network within the mining industry and gathered important market intelligence.

Ludovic Thomas
Portfolio Manager

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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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