Alexandre Kech is Director, Blockchain & Digital Asset at Citi Ventures Innovation. Alex‘s team researches, engages and experiments on emerging use cases for blockchain technologies and digital assets.

Over the past 25 years, Alex has constructed a unique career combining finance at BNY Mellon, payments/securities infrastructure and standards (ISO 15022/20222) at SWIFT, and blockchain and digital assets at Onchain Custodian. As CEO of the Singapore-based company he co-founded, he led the building from scratch of a custody and prime brokerage service for crypto and other digital assets.

Alex is also involved in industry initiatives. He is the convenor of the ISO TC68 / SC8 / WG3 which produced the ISO 24165 Digital Token Identifier (DTI). In that capacity, he is a member of the DTI Foundation Product Advisory Committee. He is also the convenor of the ISO TC68/ SC8 / Study Group 5 charged to assess the need for an IBAN-like digital wallet ISO standard. He also recently served as co-chair of the Global Digital Finance ( custody working group.