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Innovation of new gen technology: Threat or opportunity?

Posted by on 31 July 2023
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Nadine Charkar, CEO, Securrency, joined Emma Walden in the IMpower Studios to explore the innovative technology shaping the industry. In this interview, Nadine examines how the industry is embracing new technology, how AI will play into the innovation of technology in the coming years and how quickly tokenisation will cause a transformation in the way business is carried out.

Under the spotlight: Nadine Charkar

Nadine Chakar is the CEO of Securrency, a leading, innovative blockchain infrastructure provider for financial services. She was most recently executive vice president and head of State Street Digital, focused on digital assets and technologies, encompassing the setup of a new integrated business and operating model to support clients’ entire digital investment cycle from pre-trade, trade, and post-trade, as well as other initiatives designed to enhance the client experience. Previously, Nadine served as executive vice president and head of State Street Global Markets. In this role, she oversaw all aspects of Global Markets’ trading, product and operations platform, helping to drive successful client solutions.

Nadine has more than 30 years of experience in global wealth and asset management. Previously, she served as the global head of operations for the Global Wealth and Asset Management Division at Manulife. Nadine was also an executive sponsor of Manulife’s Global Wealth and Asset Management’s Global Optimization Program. Prior to Manulife, Nadine led the Global Asset Servicing teams for BNY Mellon as the global head of Financial Institutions and head of eCommerce Strategy and Research and Financial Markets Infrastructure.

Nadine makes regular appearances on CNBC, Bloomberg, Yahoo Finance and Cheddar, and her thought leadership on digital assets is featured regularly in financial publications, including Bloomberg, Financial Times and leading digital assets and crypto publications. In 2020, 2021 and 2022, Nadine was named as one of American Banker’s Most Powerful Women in Finance. In 2022, Nadine was recognized as one of Forbes Magazine’s 50 over 50.

Nadine holds a Bachelor of Arts in Economics and Finance from Boston University. She currently serves on the Board of Trustees for the Boston Medical Center and is a member of the Institute of International Finance where she is a member of the Digital Finance Steering Committee.

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