Animoca-Brands

Animoca Brands, the Hong Kong-based video game developer and NFT investor, has appointed Jared Shaw as its new chief financial officer (CFO). Jared Shaw joins Animoca Brands after serving more than three years as Gemini’s head of finance.

In a September 22 press release, Animoca Brands confirmed the appointment of Jared Shaw as its new chief financial officer (CFO). The NFT and Metaverse investor appointed Jared Shaw alongside four other senior management officials for various departments.

Shaw’s Short Bio

Shaw brings over 20 years of experience from the traditional finance, fintech, and cryptocurrency sectors. He will supervise the strategic financial direction of Animoca Brands and its more than 380 portfolio companies.

While commenting about Shaw’s appointment, Yat Siu, the co-founder, and chief executive chairman of Animoca Brands, remarked:

“I would like to enthusiastically welcome Jared to the Animoca Brands family in the role of our CFO. He is not only a world-class professional with experience in the Web3 space, but he’s also fully aligned with our mission as ecosystem builders.”

Animoca Brands Appoints Other Senior Heads

Animoca Brands has expanded its company management structure with four other key appointments of senior departmental heads. The firm has appointed May Szeto as the new Group Human Resource Director, Jamii Quoc as the new Head of Legal-Commercial and M&A, Samuel Tse as the new M&A Director, and Josh Du as the new Head of Digital Assets Portfolio.

All four senior officials are highly experienced, each having more than ten years of experience across the traditional finance, fintech, and cryptocurrency sectors. While commenting about their appointment, Yat Siu remarked:

“I am likewise thrilled with the appointments of May, Jamii, Samuel, and Josh, who will greatly enhance our capabilities in their respective areas. Animoca Brands has made significant business progress this year and we are prioritizing the addition of mission-aligned world-class professionals. I look forward to working with all of them.”

Notably, Animoca Brands has remained prolific in Metaverse and NFT investments this year, with the video game firm leading several funding rounds to maximize productivity. In July, the firm led $32 million in a Series A funding round for Planetarium Labs.

In the meantime, Animoca Brands believes that the new management team will push the gaming firm to even greater heights.

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