US Business News Q2 2020

US BUSINESS NEWS / Q2 2020 5 NEWS , Based in the United States, Mr. Joachim brings over forty years of leadership experience across not for-profit, governmental and cor- porate organizations, with a spe- cific focus on financial technology and innovation. He joins GLEIF from the Financial Industry Regu- latory Authority (FINRA), where he was Executive Vice President of Transparency Services. Mr. Joachim has held leadership, Board and advisory roles across a number of young and mature organizations, including Merrill Lynch, Smart World Productions, Plural, the Stevens Institute of Technology Hanlon Financial Systems Center, the U.S. Treas- ury Financial Research Advisory Committee, U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission Technology Advisory Committee and the International Forum for Investor Education. He has also sat on the Board of Governors for the Philadelphia Stock Exchange and the Board of Directors of Merrill Lynch Specialists, Inc. In his new role, Mr. Joachim will chair the Board that oversees GLEIF’s strategic direction and stakeholder interests at a pivotal time for the organization, as it evolves the Global Legal Entity Identifier (LEI) System to support broader adoption of the LEI across the public and private sectors worldwide. An immediate priority will be to support GLEIF’s close collaboration with the glob- al banking community to achieve significant benefits of wider LEI usage in banking beyond regula- tory reporting, and the use of the LEI as a foundation for digitizing unique organizational identities under a regulatory umbrella. His appointment follows the recent opening of GLEIF’s representative office located in New Jersey, USA, to further strengthen GLEIF’s pres- ence in North America, bringing the organization closer to public and private stakeholder groups across industries in the region. “There has never been a more im- portant time to advocate trust and transparency across economic markets, to promote growth and GigabitNow, a division of IsoFusion, a leading provider of Internet access and IT services on the west coast of the United States, recently announced that it has activated connectivity and began delivery of Gigabit Internet services to the res- idents and businesses of the city of Fullerton, California. GigabitNow is now providing Gigabit Internet ser- vices to the city of Fullerton through the FiberCityTM fiber network project. The GigabitNow fiber-op- tic network will provide incredibly fast, consistent Internet speed and reliability to the entire Fullerton, California community. 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The firm is delivering its services to the city of Fullerton, continuing efforts to connect communities to their fiber internet future. stability,” says Mr. Joachim. “In just six years, GLEIF has made tre- mendous progress in establishing the LEI as a globally recognized, universal solution to the challenge of establishing borderless trusted identities for legal entities. As a result of this success, the LEI has a vital role to play as the world becomes increasingly digital. I am inspired by and committed to GLEIF’s vision: to deliver one trusted unique global identifier for each business. I look forward to working with my GLEIF colleagues to achieve that goal.” Mr. Joachim adds, “On behalf of the Board, I would like to thank our founding and former Chairperson, Gerard Hartsink, for his commit- ment, vision, and many years of successful and dedicated service to launching and building GLEIF. His leadership, guidance and close partnership with the Board colleagues and the GLEIF team has made the LEI what it is today.” Stephan Wolf, GLEIF CEO, com- ments: “The huge contributions that Steve has made to the global financial and regulatory worlds, and the experience and knowledge that he has derived from his prior positions, makes him a hugely prized and well-respected addition to the GLEIF team. With his expert guidance and industry contacts, the Global Legal Entity Identifier System will continue to grow in line with increasing LEI issuance volumes. I very much look forward to our future collaboration.” Mr. Wolf continues, “I also extend my sincere gratitude to Gerard Hartsink for his unwavering sup- port and commitment to GLEIF and the LEI over the last six years. Under Mr. Hartsink’s lead- ership and through the ongoing dedication of our partners, GLEIF has made tremendous progress while navigating the dynamics of an ever-changing regulatory and technological environment. Today, the LEI is a recognized global standard for business pro- cesses and reporting purposes in many jurisdictions.” This appointment follows the departure of Gerard Hartsink who held the position of GLEIF Chairperson since June 2014.