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GlobalBlock Digital Asset Trading appoints Amaan Jalwa as its new chief financial officer

GlobalBlock Digital Asset Trading Limited said it has appointed Amaan Jalwa as its new chief financial officer, replacing Jessica Van Den Akker. The company said Jalwa’s term in office starts when the company’s audited financials have been filed alongside an orderly handover period. “We are delighted to welcome Amaan Jalwa, who’s experience is highly complementary to GlobalBlock, in particular in fintech and blockchain. He will be joining us at a very exciting time for the business and industry as a whole,” Rufus Round, CEO of GlobalBlock, said in a statement. “We would also like to thank Jessica for her stewardship during her time both before and after last year’s business combination, in particular during that transition and through the Company’s maiden audit and wish her the best in her future endeavours,” added Round. READ: GlobalBlock Digital Asset Trading pauses UK FCA registration, announces EU incorporation A qualified chartered accountant, Jalwa was most recently interim-CFO of digital asset liquidity technology platform Enigma Securities, a firm backed by British billionaire investor Alan Howard. Previously, he was the finance director of Outlier Venture and served as the interim-finance director of Omnio, a digital banking fintech business. Commenting on his appointment, Jalwa said: “GlobalBlock is a great business run by experienced and seasoned financial services professionals. I am looking forward to supporting the board in its short, medium and long term objectives. Blockchain and financial services are experiencing a dynamic shift and my plan is to help grow GlobalBlock to be a pioneer in the provision of digital asset trading and products in the UK and beyond, with support of the management team and the board.” The company also said it does not anticipate filing its audited annual financial statements for the year ended December 31, 2021, by the May 2, 2022, deadline for several reasons. Namely, the results would be its first annual financial statement following the acquisition of GlobalBlock Ltd and its digital asset brokerage business in the UK, the company is updating the accounting systems and procedures of its new subsidiary GlobalBlock Ltd following the acquisition; and this being the first annual financial statements being audited by its new auditor, Kingston Ross Pasnak LLP. The company added that it expects to file the annual filings on or before May 13, 2022. Contact the author at jon.hopkins@proactiveinvestors.com