Former Citi executive joins as chief operating officer

The new COO brings extensive financial services experience to, having served at Citi, Deutsche Bank, Goldman Sachs and JP Morgan.

Digital asset custody and trading infrastructure provider has appointed Sabrina Wilson as chief operating office with immediate effect.

Wilson brings considerable experience in financial services to Copper and will lead the firm’s operations and serve its growing client-base, as tier 1 banks and financial institutions continue to allocate funds to digital assets.

Wilson joins from Citi, where she most recently served as global co-head of the futures, OTC clearing and FX prime brokerage business, alongside overseeing the development of the bank’s global execution and algorithmic platforms in futures.

Prior to Citi, Wilson served as European clearing head and global head of exchange traded derivatives electronic execution at Deutsche Bank. In addition, her banking career includes roles at Goldman Sachs and JP Morgan.

Wilson’s career has allowed her to gain extensive experience in managing global businesses, teams and products across London, New York and Singapore.

“It’s an exciting time to be joining Copper, to work with the team to provide digital asset custody and trading solutions to the traditional financial sector,” said Wilson.

“As institutional investors increasingly embrace crypto as an essential asset class, I am confident the advances in technology that Copper is making will become the gold-standard for global financial infrastructure in the future.”

Over the years, Wilson has dealt with various regulatory changes including the introduction of MiFID II, Dodd-Frank and EMIR, which will allow her to help steer Copper through the ever-changing environment of global crypto regulations.

“Our goal is to bring the technology underlying digital assets into the wider financial world. To do that, we need individuals like Sabrina, who have experience across world leading traditional financial institutions, to align our operations even closer with the needs of accredited investors, so it can best contribute to the evolution of global financial infrastructure,” said Dmitry Tokarev, chief executive of

“We’re delighted that Copper continues to attract executives of Sabrina’s calibre. I look forward to seeing how the business will grow with her expertise adding to the strength of our senior leadership team.”

Cooper is the latest in a string of senior figures who have entered the crypto space, including former chairman of the United States Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC), J. Christopher Giancarlo, who joined Digital Asset’s board of directors earlier this year.