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Blythe Masters      

Chief Executive Officer at Digital Asset Holdings

Blythe Masters is CEO of Digital Asset Holdings, a start-up company officially launched in March 2015, which is using digital technology to enhance settlement and recording of both digital and mainstream financial assets.

She was previously a senior executive at J.P. Morgan which she left in 2014 after a career spanning 27 years, following the successful sale of the bank’s physical commodities business which she built. Between 2007 and 2014 she built the bank's leading commodity business, including market-making, structuring, risk management, financing and logistical capabilities. From 2012, she was also responsible for Corporate & Investment Bank Regulatory Affairs. She was a member of the Corporate & Investment Bank Operating Committee and previously the firm's Executive Committee. From 2004 to 2007, she was CFO of the Investment Bank. Prior to that, she was head of Global Credit Portfolio and Credit Policy and Strategy, responsible for managing the credit and market risks of the bank's retained credit positions. Earlier positions include head of North American Structured Credit Products, co-head of Asset Backed Securitization and head of Global Credit Derivatives Marketing. She joined J.P. Morgan full-time in 1991, after completing a number of internships at the bank dating back to 1987.

She is the former Chair of both the Global Financial Markets Association (GFMA) and the Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association (SIFMA) which represent the common interests of leading financial and capital markets participants and whose missions include building trust and confidence in financial markets. She is a board member of the Breast Cancer Research Foundation and the Global Fund for Women and former Chair of the Greater New York City Affiliate of Susan G. Komen.

She has a B.A. in economics from Trinity College, Cambridge. She is an avid equestrian and lives in New York with her husband and daughter.

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