NEW Team

Empowering the financial industry For the future of finance

NYALA is a technology company specializing in blockchain technology and a pioneer of regulated custody solutions for crypto assets. Our mission is to help financial service providers embrace the transition to the future of the financial industry.

Join us on this exciting journey!

NEW Team

Trusted by

invesdor horizontal black 1Hauck Aufhauser Lampe Logo 1conda logoPenomo logo

Selected Highlights of our Journey

€ 2.3M L‘Osteria

We created one of the first tokenized bonds in Germany for a restaurant chain.

Kapilendo Custodian

The second crypto custodian to receive the license by German BaFin runs purely on our custody solution.

€ 15M+ tokenized securities

We have issued more than € 15M worth of tokenized securities.

Smart Registry

Our subsidiary started operating with a preliminary Bafin license to register electronic securities.

First tokenized securities

Our subsidiary registered the first tokenized securities (bearer bond).

2019

€ 2.3M L‘Osteria

We created one of the first tokenized bonds in Germany for a restaurant chain.

2021

Kapilendo Custodian

The second crypto custodian to receive the license by German BaFin runs purely on our custody solution.

Smart Registry

Our subsidiary started operating with a preliminary Bafin license to register electronic securities.

2022

First tokenized securities

Our subsidiary registered the first tokenized securities (bearer bond).

2023

€ 15M+ tokenized securities

We have issued more than € 15M worth of tokenized securities.

Our Vision

Digital Assets will be everywhere

The German electronic securities act (eWpG) is just the start and within five years all financial asset classes will be possible on-chain.

Established players will play a role

We believe that financial institutions will continue to play a role in the financial markets of tomorrow. They will not disappear, as they are well positioned in the regulatory framework.

Some intermediaries will dissapear

The cooperation of financial institutions will move on-chain - thus breaking up data silos, constant consolidation, and errors while reducing the number of players involved.

Our Mission

Empower the financial industry

We provide the tools to financial players who are on their journey towards a Digital Asset future.

Bring Digital Assets to the mainstream

We support you in connecting assets without current capital market access to market infrastructures.

Build a sustainable ecosystem

We continue to build solutions for new asset classes and emerging use cases in line with the developing regulations.

Our Team We are NYALA

Dr. Johannes Schmitt CO-CEO

Johannes
Johannes
Previously at Kraken Digital Asset Exchange. Ph.D. in philosophy from the University of Southern California.

Johannes is responsible for Product Strategy, Sales and IT and focuses on the expansion of services and the expansion of our network of partners.
Johannes

Daniel Wernicke CO-CEO

Daniel
Daniel
Previously with BCG, Truventuro, PALTRON.
MBA at London Business School and Law State Exam from Bucerius Law School in Hamburg.

Daniel adjusts our strategy, tailoring it to legal and regulatory requirements, and leverages his management experience in order to further professionalize processes.
Daniel

Laurent Cirlini Head of Product

Laurent
Laurent
Previously at BCG Digital Ventures and FinTech incubator FinLeap. MSc in Business Administration from Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität in Munich.

As a Head of Product, Laurent combines years of experience building products in several early-stage startups with his FinTech background to create an industry-leading B2B product. He has been invested in crypto assets since the launch of Ethereum.
Laurent

Carlos Ficola Product Manager

Product Manager Carlos Ficola
Product Manager Carlos Ficola
Previously at UBS, Switzerland.
BA in International Business from HTW Berlin.

Carlos was part of the core team that acquired Germany’s second crypto custodian license from BaFin. Nowadays Carlos is responsible for onboarding new tokenization clients and for building the NYALA powered secondary market for tokenized securities. Carlos has been invested in crypto assets for many years and witnessed many bull and bear runs.
Product Manager Carlos Ficola

Sebastian Winkelmann Product Manager

SWinkelmann
SWinkelmann
Previously with Deloitte Consulting and Lloyd Fonds AG.
MSc in Business Administration from the University of Amsterdam and a BSc in Economics from the University of Mannheim.

Sebastian is responsible for our custody solution product and corporate development. He has been invested in crypto assets for many years and is leveraging his traditional finance background to further scale our crypto solutions for financial institutions.
SWinkelmann

Hanna Dudenhausen Head of Public Relations

Hanna 2
Hanna 2
Previously at Bloomberg, public imaging, Invesdor.
MA in Communications from Freie Universität in Berlin.

She is responsible for our PR and media strategy. She has been active in Finance for more than 15 years and has many years of experience in the field of corporate communications within the financial industry.
Hanna 2

Tobias Born Head of Engineer

Tobias
Tobias
Previously at KPMG.
MSc in Computer Science for Medicine at the Technical College Brandenburg.

As an application engineer & full stack developer, Tobias conducts the front and backend development for our platform. He also looks at our internal IT operations, data modeling, and system integration.
Tobias

Adnan Inayat Software Engineer

Adnan
Adnan
Previously in Lampenwelt.
MSc in Global Software Development from the Hochschule Fulda.

Adnan works as Full Stack Developer and focuses on the creation of new features and the implementation of new ideas into our existing systems.
Adnan

Attila Takacs Software Engineer

Attila
Attila
Previously at Nokia, evosoft.

As Software Engineer Attila is responsible for Blockchain Integration into our system as well as the implementation of new features with a special focus on backend integration.
Attila

Celina Homps Business Development Manager

Celina Homps
Celina Homps
MSc in International Business from HWR Berlin and Law degree from the Catholic University of Argentina.

Celina is part of the Growth Team, focusing on our sales process, the development of leads for potential new accounts and marketing outreach.
Celina Homps

Jingran Zhang Product Manager

Jingran 1
Jingran 1
Previously with Air France and Shippeo.
MSc in Strategy and Digital Business from ESCP Business School and MA in French-Chinese Interpretation from Beijing Foreign Studies University.

Jingran has multiple years of experience in business development before joining two startups based in Paris. As Product Manager, Jingran is responsible for product research, development, and customer-facing operations.
Jingran 1

Deniz Gönüllü Communication Designer

Deniz
Deniz
Previously in Invesdor INV AG. Graduated in communication design from the Design Academy Berlin.

With more than 20 years of experience, Deniz is in charge of the corporate image's overall design and is responsible for our brand development.
Deniz

Mohsen Mojabi Software Engineer

Mosen Mojabi
Mosen Mojabi
BSc Computer Software Engineering & MSc Mechatronic.

As a full-stack software engineer in the development team, Mohsen implements the required features both on the Back end as well as the Front end, to improve performance and increase the capabilities of the product. He has also several years of experience in mobile applications programming & robotics.
Mosen Mojabi

Mamta Gupta QA Assurance Engineer

Mamta Gupta
Mamta Gupta
BTech in Computer Science Engineering from Rajasthan Technical University, India

Mamta is a highly skilled Software Quality Assurance Engineer, possesses extensive expertise in all aspects of the Software Testing Life Cycle. She plays a vital role in assisting our project teams in delivering top-notch work by conducting comprehensive quality assurance assessments and expanding testing capabilities.
Mamta Gupta

Laura Hauke Operations Manager

Laura
Laura
Previously with the Boston Consulting Group in Berlin. She has a MSc in economic psychology.

She is our Operations Manager and manages the Office, HR, and Accounting.

Laura

Johannes Rolly Legal Analyst

Rolly
Rolly
Currently obtaining a law degree from the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin.
Johannes focuses on all legal questions and ensures our compliance with all legal and regulatory requirements.

Among his core duties are the drafting of contracts and communication with regulatory authorities
Rolly

Mohamed Lotfy DevOps Engineer

MicrosoftTeams image 16
MicrosoftTeams image 16
Previously at anynines GmbH & Vodafone TSSE.BSc Telecommunication and Electronics Engineering.

Mohamed is responsible for establishing DevOps practices and culture in the company, assuring the required automation and Tooling to improve the development and deployment life cycles, building and maintaining scalable/efficient/observable infrastructure, and accomplishing the best DevSecOps practices.
MicrosoftTeams image 16

Ricardo Rubio Product Designer

Ricardo Rubio
Ricardo Rubio
Previously at Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Group, NTT Data, and Itaú Private Bank. Bachelor's degree in Product Design from PUCPR and Università degli Studi di Ferrara, Awari's specialization in Product Design.

Currently designing the new NYALA Design Language, building the foundation for the Design System and new product from end-to-end. Working alongside the Product team to create a new and valuable user-centered product.
Ricardo Rubio

Randy Castillo Software Engineer

MicrosoftTeams image 16 1
MicrosoftTeams image 16 1
Previously at MicroNexus GmbH. BSc in Computer Science As a Software Engineer.

Randy is responsible for designing, developing, and implementing software solutions that meet business needs.  
MicrosoftTeams image 16 1

Laura Rathmann Legal Analyst

Laura Rathmann
Laura Rathmann
Student at Bocconi University in Law & Technology (LL.M) in Milan, Italy.

Laura is part of the Legal Team and assists with all legal issues and regulatory compliance to further develop the existing legal framework and actively influence legislation on crypto custody solutions.
Laura Rathmann

Pranil Kanade Business Development Student

Pranil Kanade
Pranil Kanade
Previously worked at Motion Labs as a Motion Graphics artist and Digital Intermediate.
Currently pursuing his MBA in Finance from IUBH in Berlin.

Pranil is associated with the Business Development Team and assists with all growth and marketing tasks like research and campaigns.
Pranil Kanade

Arif Hossain IT Working Student

Arif-Hossain
Arif-Hossain
Studying Master of Engineering in Information and Communication Engineering in Berliner Hochschule für Technik Berlin.

Arif assists with IT-related tasks mostly with taking care of user accounts, software updates and device management.
Arif-Hossain

Usama Arshad Operations Working Student

Currently studying International Business and Management (Bsc) at Hochschule Fulda.

Usama is part of the Operations team and assists with daily tasks related to our office, HR, and Accounting

Contact Press Inquiries about NYALA

Your contact

Contact us with questions related to Nyala:

Hanna 2

Hanna Dudenhausen
Head of Public Relations

The Company

Let us shape the Future of Finance together

Nyala Digital Asset AG
Uhlandstraße 32 c/o Mindspace
10719 Berlin

E-Mail info{at}nyala.de
LinkedIn @nyala_de

NYALA Digital Asset AG

Uhlandstraße 32

10719 Berlin

info{at}nyala.de