Crypto exchange BitMEX recently announced the welcome of Rupertus Rothenhaeuser to the organisation as its new Chief Commercial Officer (CCO). As the CCO, Rupertus will spearhead BitMEX’s ‘Beyond Derivatives’ plan to expand into spot, brokerage, custody, information products, and establish BitMEX Academy.
In particular he is responsible for developing the exchange’s global client relationships, overseeing the commercial success of its expanding range of products, and growing BitMEX’s market share in the hyper-competitive crypto space. Reporting directly to BitMEX’s CEO, Alexander Höptner, Rupertus started his new role on 1 January and will be based in Asia.
Rupertus previously served as CEO at Crypto Finance (Brokerage) AG for more than a year, during which time he championed innovative digital asset services for the group’s banking clients. He has a strong, well-rounded track record from previous roles having been in leadership positions at organisations like ABN AMRO Bank, BNP Paribas, Macquarie Group,Boerse Stuttgart, SIX Digital Exchange, and other leading financial and fintech companies in London, Hong Kong, Paris, and Germany.
Rupertus said: “BitMEX has major expansion plans in the works, and I’m excited to have joined their growing team at this pivotal time. I see many opportunities for us to expand beyond derivatives, develop game-changing products, and offer significant value in the crypto space for retail and institutional clients alike. The next few years will bring explosive growth for this industry, and BitMEX will be at the forefront of this as we contribute to a better financial ecosystem for all users.”
BitMEX’s CEO, Alexander Höptner, stated: “I’m thrilled to welcome Rupertus to our senior leadership team as we expand our services, reach new markets, and transform BitMEX from a derivatives-focused platform to a full crypto ecosystem. Our mission is to lead the digital financial revolution, and I am confident that Rupertus is uniquely suited to drive our commercial development.”