A prominent Blockchain and cryptocurrency figure in UAE, Saeed Al Darmaki is backing GC Exchange FZE part of the GCEX Group. He has not only been appointed as a Non-Executive Director for the UAE region, but will focus on driving growth of GCEX, which recently received a VASP crypto brokerage license from Dubai’s regulator VARA.

He is CEO of Sheesha Finance and co-founder of the Alphabit investment fund. He began his career in traditional finance, working at the Abu Dhabi Investment Authority (ADIA) for nine years, and has subsequently held a number of advisory and Board Director roles, playing a key role in helping innovative businesses scale.

Mehtap Önder, Managing Director, GCEX Dubai stated, “We are delighted to welcome Saeed to our Board. With his extensive network, industry expertise and regional experience, he will be a huge asset to GCEX, enabling us to maximize growth opportunities and reach our potential in the region.”

Saeed Al Darmaki, Non-Executive Director, GCEX MENA added, “This is a great opportunity for me to extend my contribution to the crypto ecosystem in the region. I have known the team at GCEX and their investors, True Global Ventures, for a while, and they tick all the boxes for me regarding their credibility and integrity, the experience of their team, their growth ambitions and their commitment to VARA and the UAE I feel confident that I can add value to the business, using my trad-fi and de-fi experience and network, as well as my in-depth understanding of the local infrastructure.”

the crypto broker opened its Dubai office in July 2022, empowering institutional and professional clients to access deep liquidity on digital assets, alongside trading and conversion of digital assets. It accepts AED and SAR, alongside many other fiat and cryptocurrencies. With a strong focus on client protection, GCEX has only partnered with regulated institutional digital custodians and staking providers and segregates all client money in Client Money Accounts.

True Global Ventures are investors in GCEX.