The Cardano Foundation, a non-profit organization that manages the Cardano blockchain, is happy to announce Jillian MacNab’s election to the Council.
The present Council decided on new strategic leadership and named Jillian as its new chairman as the first step. Moreover, Jillian takes over as chairman from Nathan Kaiser, the General Counsel of SIX Digital Exchange.
Jillian is a partner at Kuenzi Hess McNab, a boutique law firm that assists financial institutions with legal, regulatory, and compliance issues. In addition to digital assets and cryptocurrencies, the company’s legal department focuses on Distributed Ledger Technologies (DLTs). With big institutions like Credit Suisse, Goldman Sachs, and UBS, consequently, Jillian has over 15 years of legal and compliance responsibilities.
“I am glad to join Cardano at such an exciting time. Ahead of the launch of smart contracts and decentralized apps,” Jillian MacNab said. The protocol and the Cardano Foundation will grow rapidly in the next months. The opportunity to serve the community and enhance the organization’s mission excites me.
Nathan Kaiser, chairperson since 2019, resigns immediately. Assisting Jillian and the other four Council members in establishing a new supervisory body ahead of the introduction of smart contracts, decentralized apps, and the onboarding of new ecosystem members.
Nathan Kaiser applauded Jillian’s extensive legal and regulatory knowledge, leadership experience, and passion for blockchain and digital assets. Thus, this made her the ideal candidate for the job. Serving as Chairperson had been a rewarding experience for Kaiser. Erin is appreciative of the opportunities, humbled by the team’s achievements, and proud of the Council’s.
Moreover, Jillian’s hiring is part of the Cardano Foundation’s ongoing efforts to boost institutional adoption by gaining additional expertise. As well as expanding its organizational structure in order to respond to the quickly evolving blockchain landscape.