The new appointee is Alex Filatov, who offers valuable wisdom and experience from holding executive positions at venture capital companies, banks, consultancies and professional organizations.
Alex Filatov is an experienced board director, Fintech and corporate governance expert.
Filatov has a wealth of experience in investment banking and strategy. He’s a partner at Genezis Technology Capital, a high-tech private equity and venture capital firm targeting Russia, CIS, USA, Europe and Asia. The company invests anywhere from $300k to $2m to support ventures from idea to growth stage.
As an independent director at B&N BANK, one of the top 15 banks in Russia, Filatov established and currently moderates the B&N BANK Club for Innovative Development to promote inclusion of FinTech innovations into the bank’s strategy.
Between 1996 and 2016, Filatov held executive and leadership roles in organizations such as the World Bank, Ernst & Young, Institute for Privatization and Management and Agency for Home Mortgages Lending.
Alex Filatov graduated from Plekhanov Moscow Institute of National Economy in 1980 with a Master’s degree in Economics and a Ph.D. in Economics. Mr. Filatov studied Corporate Management at the University of York, completed a course in corporate finance at Harvard and attended Schulich School of Business (Canada). He is a holder of the highest qualification degree; IoD Chartered Director (the British certification system). Filatov recently completed the MIT FinTech certificate in Future Commerce and has also authored a number of books and guidelines for directors and shareholders.
“We’re excited to bolster our leadership team with another advisor who has such a strong corporate finance background and Fintech know-how,” explained Maxim Shekhovtsov, the CFO of NTOK.io. “Mr. Filatov’s expertise will be invaluable not only ahead of our ICO starting January 15, but also as we head into our next growth phase. Being involved in high-tech private equity, Mr. Filatov understands the importance of setting up the right foundations for sustainable long-term growth. It’s great to gain another advisor who’s equally passionate about driving innovation in the crypto space,” added Shekhovtsov.
NTOK.io is a peer-to-peer online education platform on a mission to make cost-effective, high-quality, transparent learning accessible to anyone in the world. Our technology enables learning, in particular of foreign languages, through an innovative, trustworthy and fully secure technology platform, connecting tutors and students online.
Through the elimination of intermediaries between tutors and students, such as language schools, NTOK.io is able to reduce the cost of lessons significantly. Additionally, NTOK token enables access to the database of tutors on a blockchain with decentralized and secure reviews and rankings and also streamlines and secures transactions.
For more information about Alex Filatov, visit his LinkedIn profile. Learn more about NTOK.io by visiting our website, reading the whitepaper, or get a quick overview by downloading an easy-to-review one pager. The NTOK.io ICO begins on January 15.