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AWG: $
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Daily volume: $

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

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.

Grant Angwin Non-Executive Advisor

Grant is a 30+ year precious metals industry veteran, having held senior management positions at Johnson Matthey, including President of the North American gold and silver business. He was President of Asahi Refining and has held various roles at global industry associations, including Chairman of the LBMA.

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. 

Our team

The faces behind Aurus

Jonathan Boyd Director of Global Institutional Markets

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.

Francisco Leyton Head of Product & Business Operations

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.

Gianluigi Cuccureddu Marketing Director

Gianluigi is a marketing and business professional with 20 years of digital experience, from startups to corporates. For the past 7 years involved in several financial initiatives to give societies more financial choice.

Jelle Rijnink Marketing Manager

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

Jeremy Hussey Head of MENA

Jeremy has over 20 years experience in the global commodity markets, specialising in precious metals and successfully managing companies in London, Europe & the Middle East. Jeremy has been in Dubai for over 5 years and will spearhead the growth of Aurus in the MENA region.

Nick Zwaneveld DeFi Specialist

Nick is an experienced investor, focused on gold, silver, and cryptocurrencies. He is fully dedicated to the DeFi market, and has joined the Aurus team to develop investment and business opportunities in this space.

Rishav Rakshit Partnerships & Financial Innovation

Rishav is an economist with experience in international taxation, deal advisory and start-up consulting. A firm believer in the monetary properties of precious metals, he is working on strengthening their role in the modern financial system.

Gurjot Singh Business Development Associate

Gurjot is an International & European Law graduate and an entrepreneur having set up his own professional networking company. Having a background from Asia & the Middle East, Gurjot will engage his vast skill-set, expertise & extensive network to accelerate the expansion of Aurus.

Richard Straub DACH Ambassador

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.

Ralph Gesterkamp Middle-East Ambassador

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 Middle East 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 Office Associate

Santo is a youngster with a highly social and economical intelligence. Next to his adequate knowledge, he is eager to learn and convert to practice. He joins Aurus to strengthen the team with his Passion, Vision and Spirit.

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.

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