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Chief Executive
Montis Digital Limited

Martin Watkins

Martin Watkins is the Chief Executive Officer of Montis Digital, a subsidiary of Archax (, the first ever FCA regulated digital securities exchange broker and custodian. Martin is leading a team of industry specialists building a digital asset post-trade, blockchain utility.
With over 25 years’ experience of advising and managing systemically important financial services, Martin has held high profile executive management and advisory roles in London, New York, Brussels, Paris and Frankfurt with Exchange groups, Financial Market Infrastructure (FMI), Big Four audit and global technology firms.

Martin was previously EMEIA Lead for Exchanges and FMI at Ernst & Young for 7+ years, where he worked on multiple blockchain engagements with leading infrastructure firms across 4 continents.

He was a member of senior management at Euroclear UK and Ireland that settled £2 trillion per day and as an executive member of AtosEuronext in Paris, was responsible for all LCH.Clearnet SA continental European technology, clearing €1.7 trillion per day.

At the Chartered Institute for Securities and Investment, Martin was a Board member and Trustee, Founding Chairman of the European Regulations Forum, and Chairman of the FinTech Forum. He is a Court Assistant at the Worshipful Company of International Bankers and Liveryman of the Worshipful Company of Information Technologists.

He ranked Global #1 in the “Eminences Grises” category 2017/18 of the Exchange Invest Top 1,000 List of “The world’s most influential people in market structure” (

Martin is a Chartered Fellow of the Chartered Institute for Securities and investment, a Fellow of the Institute of Directors, and a Fellow of BCS, the Chartered institute for IT.

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