Mettle chief exec joins blockchain business NEAR

Marieke Flament has been appointed chief executive of the NEAR Foundation.

The NEAR blockchain is a permissionless, proof-of-stake carbon-neutral blockchain designed to be super-fast, secure, and scalable.

Flament is currently the chief executive of Mettle, which was launched in 2018.

Mettle is a free mobile account by NatWest, designed to help small businesses start their own businesses and targeted at sole traders and limited companies with up to two owners.

“We are delighted to have Marieke join NEAR to help accelerate our next phase of adoption and help us realise our vision.” shared Illia Polosukhin, co-founder of NEAR. “Her skills and experience are the perfect blend to help NEAR reach its next phase.”

Flament trained as a computer engineer and has worked across the globe across a range of companies including LVMH of Louis Vuitton, Boston Consulting Group, Expedia’s Hotels.com, and crypto company Circle.

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