The former chairman of Glencore, the former head of Deutsche Bank in Asia, the former group chief executive of Hutchison Whampoa Limited and the current chief executive of General Enterprise Management Services Ltd (GEMS) are just a few of the many titles that Simon Murray has obtained in his 60 years of entrepreneurship.
Drafted into the French Foreign Legion at the age of 20, Murray was made a CBE by the Queen and a member of the Legion of Honor in France: France’s highest order of merit for military or civilian service.
With global business experience in countries such as Singapore, the United States and Hong Kong, he is recognized for his extensive investment and operating experience in the finance, transportation, natural resources, infrastructure and Energy.
While in Hong Kong, he became a central figure in the business world in a number of high-profile roles.
He helped found the telecommunications company ‘Orange’, which was eventually sold for $36 billion in 1999. He is also best known for being the former chairman of the world’s largest diversified commodities trader, Glencore , and helped steer the giant through its $11 billion IPO.
Throughout his long career, he has held various financial positions, including Executive Chairman of the Asian branch of Deutsche Bank, board positions at Hermes and Richemont and GEMS.
Prior to founding SBC, Murray was the Managing Director of Hutchison Whampoa Group, one of the Fortune 500 companies and the largest corporations in Hong Kong, where he helped transform it into the world’s leading port operator.
He was also known to be the right-hand man and managing director of Hong Kong billionaire Li Ka-Shing.
He is also known for having held positions in leading companies such as Vodafone, Huawei, Tommy Hilfiger, Vivendi Universal, Hermès, Macquarie Bank, NM Rothschild, Unisor SA and Bain & Company.
Inery moves closer to achieving its public testnet milestone
Inery presents itself as a protocol that will facilitate a decentralized, efficient and secure database management solution for the web3.
His team has actively tackled the challenges of the data economy by partnering with various blockchain companies and protocols as strategic partners and networking with industry experts at global conferences such as Consensus etc
Murray’s extensive experience as an entrepreneur and expertise in investments, capital markets and private equity will be apparent against Inery’s mission.
As President, Murray’s role will primarily focus on articulating the transition for web2 companies to decentralize their data structures with Inery. This will meet the conventional needs of businesses to optimize their data infrastructure and venture into web3.
“Mr Murray’s inclusion as President of Inery will prove instrumental as we become an enabler of web3 with a decentralized database management solution. His vast network, phenomenal business experience and support for the formulation of the transition process for web2 companies will be remarkable not only for Inery, but for the entire decentralized space”, states Dr Naveen Singhco-founder and CEO of Inery.
Murray becomes the third Briton to join Inery’s board alongside David Munro Anderson, Inery’s financial adviser who is a pioneer in the futures industry, and Bally Singh, Inery’s marketing adviser. ‘Inery who is the CMO of the Metaverse Avatar Metahero and Everdome platform.
Murray’s addition to Inery’s leadership team comes at the right time as the project prepares to launch its public testnet, a major milestone for Inery.
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