VANCOUVER, April 2, 2020 /CNW/ – TAAL Distributed Information Technologies Inc. (CSE:TAAL | FWB:9SQ | OTCQB:SQRMF) (“TAAL” or the “Company“) announces the appointment of Satoshi Kitahama to its executive team to head finance functions.
TAAL has previously advised that it is expanding its operations and building a business to lead the future of blockchain transaction processing. The appointment of Mr. Kitahama is the first of several key appointments that the Company expects to announce as the executive team is built out to accommodate the leadership necessary to deliver against a 5-year strategic infrastructure and transactional roadmap.
Mr. Kitahama will work with the board of directors of the Company and the executive team and oversee all aspects of financial management, reporting and compliance. Yevgeniy Meshcherekov remains with the company and will assume the title of Vice President of Finance. The accounting team and its structure, reporting to Mr. Meshcherekov, remains unchanged.
Mr. Kitahama joins TAAL with broad experience in financial management, most recently as director and founder of Northwood Advisors, an investment advisory firm he founded in 2016 that supports early stage technology companies in areas of corporate finance, balance sheet optimisation, and strategic financial planning, and as representative director of Kizuna Foundation, the Japanese non-profit organisation he founded in response to the earthquake and tsunami that struck Japan in 2011. Over the course of a career that spans three decades and stretches across three continents, Mr. Kitahama has participated in numerous equity and debt capital markets offerings, including high yield bonds, loan syndications and initial public offerings.
Mr. Kitahama began his finance career in New York with & Co. in equity capital markets followed by a transfer to London and a transition through a variety of roles of increasing responsibility that included debt capital markets, loan syndications, and structured, corporate and acquisition/leveraged finance with Merrill Lynch International, Deutsche Bank AG London and Credit Suisse First Boston (Europe) Limited. He took these skills with him to Tokyo, where he built and ran the specialty finance and M&A businesses at Shinsei Bank Ltd., which team he took with him to the Royal Bank of Scotland plc in Tokyo, where he headed the bank’s leveraged finance business across Asia.
TAAL welcomes both Satoshi and Yevgeniy into their new roles as the business begins its transformation into the new era of blockchain transactional processing.
Additionally, TAAL discloses that Mr. B. has stepped down from its Advisory Board. The Company thanks Mr. Turner for his contributions.
Jerry Chan, CEO, CEO
About TAAL Distributed Information Technologies Inc.
TAAL is a Canadian based technology company leading in enterprise scale blockchain based information management and security through Bitcoin SV and other SHA-256 based digital asset platforms.
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