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About us

We are a UK fintech company that offers a tokenization solution to the traditional gold market, enabling its participants to produce and distribute their own gold-backed token; AurusGOLD (AWG).


& Management team

Guido van Stijn Managing Director

Guido is a serial entrepreneur with a track record of successful businesses in the gold and commodities field. He will be at the forefront of the Aurus strategy and its implementation.

Mark Gesterkamp Director of Business Development

Mark has broad experience in capital markets. Having a profound interest in precious metals and new technologies he embraces new finance propositions in the blockchain space.

Dan Cearnau Chief Technology Officer

Dan’s background is in tech and startups. His journey went from tech enthusiast to full stack developer, blockchain expert and now CTO in multiple companies around the world.

Non-Executive Advisory Board

Rex Johnson Non-Executive Advisor

Rex has extensive experience working in the Finance industry holding a number of senior trading and broking positions. He has been involved in multiple cryptocurrency start-ups and was previously a board member of an FCA regulated physical Gold trading company. 

Tony Dobra Non-Executive Advisor

Tony is a 40 year veteran of the precious metals industry. Working as a physical and derivatives trader in London, Frankfurt, Hong Kong and Luxembourg. He was then the Director of UK’s largest gold refinery Baird & Co. for ten years

Jason Toussaint Non-Executive Advisor

Jason has deep experience in asset management, precious metals, and fintech industries.  He was previously CEO of SPDR Gold Shares (GLD), the world’s largest gold ETF, where he led the growth in assets to over $78 billion. He was also Managing Director and Global Head of Investment at the World Gold Council.

Our team

The faces behind Aurus

Jelle Rijnink Marketing Director

Bachelor of commerce graduate specializing in marketing and management. Jelle has been actively involved in the blockchain space since early 2017, before joining Aurus.

Francisco Leyton LATAM Lead

Francisco has an MBA and was Head of Business Development at a multinational retail firm in LATAM. As a blockchain enthusiast, he joins Aurus to accelerate its global expansion.

Jonathan Boyd Global Business Development Manager

Jonathan has a long track record in African and European markets, specialising in international investments. With a keen interest in blockchain technology as the future of finance.

Ralph Gesterkamp Middle-East Lead

Residing in Dubai for over 10 years, Ralph has a clear understanding in bringing business propositions to Dubai, while gaining experience holding manager roles for global companies in the ME region.

Richard Straub DACH Lead

Richard’s background in technology recruitment businesses in Germany has resulted in a deep understanding of innovative technologies and next-generation business models. He joins to help grow Aurus in the DACH region.

Mortada Khoraidah Saudi Arabia Ambassador

An experienced business professional and investment advisor in gold and real estate, Mortada has specialized in value added businesses within the Arabian region.

Santo Bakker Marketing Associate

Santo is a youngster who is studying Business Administration and is eager to learn and convert to practice. He joins Aurus to strengthen the marketing department.

Jan-Jaap Sinke Full Stack Developer

Graduated in Design for Virtual Theater and Games. Working as front and backend developer in the information services industry on dashboarding and CMS. Skilled in PHP, CSS (LESS), HTML, Javascript, Laravel, Python, Vue.js, WordPress.