Cardano Foundation has appointed its first ever chief executive officer (CEO) in the person of Fredrik Gregaard. The foundation announced that this has become necessary as Cardano moves towards its fourth phase of development.
This is as its community anticipate the rollout of Goguen, which would enable developers to co-create alongside other enterprises. The smart contract platform will also usher in a wider application and adoption of the Cardano protocol.
In a recent release by the foundation, it announced that another position to drive growth was also created, this would be headed by Eva Oberholzer. The essence of the appointments is to drive the adoption of the Cardano enterprise by users.
Frederik, who is a veteran of the blockchain industry will ensure greater adoption of Cardano, while leading its global team. He will also ensure that the core mission of the Cardano Foundation is promoted. In his new lore based in Zurich, Switzerland, he’ll also map out a strategic direction for Cardano.
In response to the appointment, the new CEO said:
“I am delighted and honored to join the Cardano Foundation and advance its core missions, which I see as crucial to building a strong digital asset ecosystem, and the future financial infrastructure backbone. The Foundation has a dedicated and high-caliber talent base, which will take Cardano to new heights, together with our enthusiastic community. I am joining the Cardano Foundation during a paradigm shift in Cardano’s functionality and usability, and I anticipate that the next few years will be a significant growth period for the protocol.”
Nathan Kaiser, the Chairman of the Foundation said that the new appointees are passionate about the industry and would bring their experiences to help drive the Cardano vision. This year, the foundation has recruited 11 top management staff in its quest to make Cardano a top blockchain network.