BLOCKCHAIN AFRICA CONFERENCE 2022
From Hype to Mainstream
A highly professional and experienced compliance leader in C-level capacity, a public speaker and thought leader. With masters in finance and MBA from Swiss Business School, Ivars has led companies through various challenges, from license applications, to building compliance programs from scratch, to crisis management and regulatory business improvement handling, to transitioning from MiFID I to MiFID II, to multiple successful external and internal audits, to navigating the grey areas of Virtual Asset and Virtual Asset Service Provider regulation. From insurance, to e-money institutions, to investment companies, to payment institutions, Ivars has over a 10 year experience across a wide array of financial services, supervised by regulators in multiple jurisdictions such as the US, UK, BVI, Bulgaria and Luxembourg. This unique global experience allows Ivars to look at compliance not only with rules, but also with business in mind.