QuickBit eu AB (publ) hires Jonathan Santos as Country Manager in Gibraltar
QuickBit eu AB (publ) has hired Jonathan Santos as local Country Manager for the company’s fully owned subsidiary in Gibraltar. Jonathan has two decades of experience in the remittance industry and joins QuickBit from the London based management consultancy firm Bearing.
As previously announced, QuickBit is to establish its operations in Gibraltar through the acquisition of the local company Rockmint. Gibraltar is one of the first jurisdictions in the world with a legal framework surrounding crypto currencies, and the move gives QuickBit the possibilty to rapidly expand on the international market for e-payments with crypto currencies.
Jonathan Santos, a Gibraltar national, has more than two decades of experience in the remittance industry, including as Regional Director for MoneyGram and Thomas Cook, based in London. His work and the networks he created through the years were a catalyst in modern remittances in the developing world, and has given him acknowledgement from the international banking industry.
Jonathan is also familiar with disruptive technologies and has been responsible for a number of innovations in remittance, including the first rapid person to person transaction out of Africa in Uganda 1997 and the development of Intra-Africa traffic between Uganda and Tanzania the same year. He went on to create a second pan African remittance network for Travelex and has consulted on remittances for a number of MTO’s as well as international bodies such as DFID, World Bank and Central Banks in Africa.
– Jonathan is one of the most experienced persons I know in the remittance industry, and this, combined with his innovative skills, international network and contacts with authorities in Gibraltar, makes him an excellent recruitment, especially at a time when QuickBit is accelerating it’s international expansion, said Jörgen Eriksson, senior advisor at QuickBit
– There are certain elements of commonality between crypto currency and remittances, with blockchain technology adding a new security dimension that wasn’t previously available for remittances. I believe the the role of crypto currencies within remittances could be the key to developing the area into something more than just a speculatIons instrument. I’m thoroughly looking forward to joining the QuickBit team, and to be a part of developing this company, said Jonathan Santos.
For more information, please contact:
Jörgen Eriksson, senior advisor, QuickBit, firstname.lastname@example.org, 070-681 2777
Jonathan Santos, Country Manager, QuickBit Gibraltar, email@example.com, +350 54003304