Nicholas Bone founded EquiChain in 2016 and currently serves as the Chief Executive Officer. He has over 20 years’ securities services and global banking expertise spanning operations, product development, network management, sales and relationship management, with a specialism in emerging markets.
Bone is known as a thought-leader and strategic thinker on blockchain, Distributed Ledger Technology (DLT), capital markets and securities services, having gained broad experience across transaction, investment and central banking.
A prolific public speaker on DLT and the securities industry, his recent addresses include the Africa and Middle East Depository Association (AMEDA) Summit, The Network Forum, FundForum Ops, Middle East Asset Management Forum, Fintech Abu Dhabi and the South Africa DLT Working Group. His thought leadership is widely endorsed by media including The Banker, SWIFT’s MI Forum, Global Custodian Magazine, Finextra, Asian Fintech, Banking Technology, Nasdaq, Global Investor and more. Nick is a fintech mentor to the Bahrain Development Board and a founding member of the MENA Fintech Association.
He has previously served at the Bank of England, Deutsche Bank, BNY Mellon and most recently at Standard Chartered Bank as an executive director. Bone was a member of the ISSA working group on DLT and a judge on SWIFT’s Innotribe 2016 DLT Challenge. He is widely considered to be one of the most high-profile senior bankers to willingly walk away from a banking role and into FinTech.