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Monica Singer
at Consensys


Monica Singer is a South African Chartered Accountant and in May 2019 was appointed Professor of Practice in the School of Accounting in the University of Johannesburg,  South Africa.
She was the first CEO of South Africa’s Central Securities Depository, Strate (Pty) Ltd which she set up in 1998. In August 2017 Monica resigned
In October 2017, Monica was appointed as South Africa Lead for Consensys being the leading innovator in blockchain technology harnessing the power of Etherum. In 2018, Monica was appointed as one of the Patrons of the Corporate Governance Framework (CGF) Research Institute in South Africa.
In June 2018, Monica was appointed board member of the Global Legal Identifier Foundation (GLEIF) based in Switzerland.
In May 2019, Monica was appointed to represent Consensys on the Accounting Blockchain Coalition (ABC) board. ABC is defining market practices in accounting, auditing and tax for digital assets and distributed ledger technologies, including blockchain.
Monica held numerous board and advisory positions. She was the Vice President of the African Middle East Regional Association of CSDs (AMEDA) and a member of the World Forum of CSDs (WFC). She was also involved in a number of charitable organisations including Strate Charity Shares and chaired for 10 years Afrika Tikkun Investment Trust.Monica previously worked at the World Bank in Washington DC in 1995/96 and was the Technical Director of the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants (SAICA) from 1990 to 1996. Monica has been recognised over the last 20 years with many awards, the most notable being the first winner of the Conscious Company award in 2017.