Lukka Announces First Head of Europe Amid Global Expansion

February 2, 2023

Lukka, the leading institutional crypto data and software provider, has brought on former Lukka Advisory Board Ian Hurst as their newly created Head of Europe.  Prior to his role and advisory position at Lukka, Hurst was a partner at Mckinsey & Company, where he was a longstanding leader in their Financial Institutions Practice.  After his time at Mckinsey, he went on to IBM as General Manager of Global Financial Services, where he was responsible for overall relationships with major financial services firms around the world.

Hurst, who is based in London, will work closely with Lukka’s other leaders to further expand business in European markets. In addition, his experience as a global financial leader will allow him to position Lukka as a front-runner in the region’s developing crypto financial markets.

“I am thrilled to shift from my advisor role to taking on the Head of Europe position and guiding Lukka as we continue our European expansion. There is a lot of potential for Lukka to facilitate institutional involvement in digital assets in the region and I am looking forward to leading the business toward those opportunities.” Ian Hurst, Head of Europe.

This announcement comes on the heels of Lukka announcing its European office opening in Zug, Switzerland, along with closing a significant deal with Swiss company Bitcoin Suisse, signaling the company’s intention to further grow their European reach.

About Lukka

Founded in 2014, Lukka serves the most risk mature businesses in the world with institutional data and software solutions. Lukka bridges the gap between the complexities of blockchain data and traditional business needs. Its customers include both Traditional and Crypto Asset Exchanges and Trading desks, CPA & Accounting Firms, Fund and Financial Auditors, Fund Administrators, Miners, Protocols, individuals, and any other businesses interacting with crypto assets. All of Lukka’s products are created with institutional standards, including AICPA SOC Controls and ISO standards, which focus on accuracy and completeness. Lukka is a global company headquartered in the United States.

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