Wilson New COO at Copper
Posted by Colin Lambert. Last updated: March 7, 2022
Sabrina Wilson has been named COO of digital assets infrastructure provider Copper with immediate effect.
Wilson joins from Citi where she was global co-head of the bank’s futures, OTC clearing and FX prime brokerage business, having joined from Deutsche Bank in late 2017 where she was a managing director in the listed derivatives business. Wilson also worked in electronic trading roles in listed derivatives and equities at Goldman Sachs and JP Morgan.
Copper says Wilson’s experience in navigating regulatory changes, such as the introduction of MIFID II, Dodd-Frank, and EMIR (it adds she more recently advised the EU Commission and ESMA on clearing regulation), makes her well-placed to steer Copper through the rapidly changing environment of global crypto regulations.
“Our goal is to bring the technology underlying digital assets into the wider financial world,” says Dmitry Tokarev, CEO of Copper. “To do that, we need individuals like Sabrina, who have experience across world leading traditional financial institutions, to align our operations even closer with the needs of accredited investors, so it can best contribute to the evolution of global financial infrastructure.”
Wilson adds, “It’s an exciting time to be joining Copper, to work with the team to provide digital asset custody and trading solutions to the traditional financial sector. As institutional investors increasingly embrace crypto as an essential asset class, I am confident the advances in technology that Copper is making will become the gold-standard for global financial infrastructure in the future.”