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Dr. Artur Avila joins the Steering Committee of The Open Initiative

Zug, Switzerland. – July 24, 2020 – The Open Initiative announces the appointment of a new member for the steering committee, Dr. Artur Avila.

The Open Initiative is a web-platform that aims to enhance the financial system by equipping businesses and governments with new tools and services. To do this, the team fund and incubate innovative solutions by awarding four grants, each worth of 50’000 CHF, in four areas: a digital vouchers platform; supply chain solutions; a real-time, economic IT system; and research initiatives. The latter are of particular importance as Lykke has always fostered bridging science with business. Thereby the new appointment to the Open Initiative steering committee – a professor and researcher in mathematics with an extensive scientific career.

“Artur has won the Field Medal, the biggest prize in mathematics equivalent to the Nobel prize.  His core expertise is dynamic systems - the essence of economics. I am thrilled that a true innovator and pioneer joins the Open Initiative.” said Richard Olsen, the CEO and founder of Lykke.


About Dr. Artur Avila

Artur Avila Cordeiro de Melo is a Brazilian mathematician working primarily on dynamical systems and spectral theory. He is one of the winners of the 2014 Fields Medal, being the first Latin American to win such an award. He has been a researcher at both the IMPA (Instituto Nacional de Matemática Pura e Aplicada) and the CNRS (Centre national de la recherche scientifique). Since September 2018, he has been a professor at the University of Zurich.

As a research mathematician, he received in 2006 a CNRS Bronze Medal as well as the Salem Prize and was a Clay Research Fellow. He became the youngest professorial fellow (directeur de recherches) at the CNRS in 2008. The same year, he was awarded one of the ten prestigious European Mathematical Society prizes, and in 2009 he won the Grand Prix Jacques Herbrand from the French Academy of Sciences.

He was a plenary speaker at the International Congress of Mathematicians in 2010. In 2011, he was awarded the Michael Brin Prize in Dynamical Systems. He received the Early Career Award from the International Association of Mathematical Physics in 2012, TWAS Prize in 2013, and the Fields Medal in 2014.

He was elected a foreign associate of the US National Academy of Sciences in April 2019.

About the Open Initiative

The Open Initiative is a web-platform that aims to enhance the financial system by equipping businesses and governments with new tools and services to unlock resources at the service of the people and their governments. Learn more about The Open Initiative by visiting the website.

About Lykke

Lykke is a Swiss-based global fintech firm that utilizes the blockchain and emerging technologies to provide solutions for consumers, investors, and corporations. By leveraging the power of a broader ecosystem, Lykke’s platforms eliminate barriers to market entry, solve inefficiencies within current economic systems, and democratize access to digital asset marketplaces. Learn more about Lykke’s work – including The Open Initiative to fund and incubate solutions for the global supply chain – by visiting the website and following the firm on Twitter and LinkedIn.