Team and Heritage

Using the right technology platform, liquidity channels and best of breed investment products, Chi-X Digital Assets creates new market opportunities with unprecedented growth potential for both institutional and retail investors.

CXDA is backed by JC Flowers (, a private investment firm dedicated to investing globally in the financial services industry.

CXDA brings a team of industry experts in successful market creation, development, and operations, leveraging state of the art features of blockchain and tokenization technology, to build a liquid and transparent Digital Assets market, for SMEs securitized products in the Middle East and Africa.

A market enabling a high growth sector, in high growth economies, with the promise of great wealth creation, financial inclusion, and unprecedented success.

Management Team

Thierry Porté
Thierry PortéCEO
Is a Managing Director and Vice Chairman at JC Flowers.  Prior to 2009 Mr. Porté was with Shinsei Bank, Limited for five years as President and Chief Executive Officer and other executive roles. Before joining Shinsei’s management team, Mr. Porté spent 22 years at Morgan Stanley & Co.
Gregory Smith
Gregory SmithDirector
Is a serial entrepreneur with a long career in the Financial Industry, spanning investment banking, Stock Exchange Technology solutions, and Market Data, and recently Healthcare Technology Solutions.
Lina Hediah
Lina HediahCOO
Is a Financial Technology Executive with over 20 years experience in the industry. She has well-rounded experience in Capital Markets, Payments as well as Compliance and Risk Management Solutions. 
Ali Sajwani
Ali SajwaniAdvisor GCC Markets
Ex-banker with over 20 years experience in Tech & Innovation domains. Established Grape Tech in 2018, a Dubai-based Blockchain & Artificial Intelligence start-up. Previously Group CIO Emirates NBD, successfully embedding innovation through digital & process advances.
John A Galani
John A GalaniCCO
Is an experienced C-Suite fintech executive from start-ups to Nasdaq-listed company with 25 years’ successful experience on over 3 continents in both asset finance and management leadership functions, from cutting-edge fintech to shipping and commodities.

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