Monica Singer

Strategic Advisor and South African Lead at ConsenSys

Monica was the first CEO of South Africa’s Central Securities Depository (CSD), Strate (Pty) Ltd which she set up in 1998 until she resigned in August 2017.

Monica is the South Africa Lead and Senior Strategy for ConsenSys, being the biggest blockchain company in the world, since 2017. Monica works remotely from Cape Town.

Monica currently also participates as:

  • Professor of Practice in the School of Accounting in the University of Johannesburg specialising in blockchain for the accounting and auditing profession.
  • Member of the Advisory Board to the Global Digital Asset & Cryptocurrency Association (Global DCA).
  • Member of the Enterprise Ethereum Alliance working committee on DeFi risks and accounting (DRAMA)
  • Advisory Board member to CV Labs which offers accelerator programs to empower startups working on Web 3.0.
  • Advisory Board member to Ubuntuland which was created by Africarare as the African Metaverse ecosystem.

Monica previously worked at the Johannesburg Stock Exchange 1996/1998 and the World Bank in Washington DC in 1995/1996 and was the Technical Director of the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants (SAICA) from 1989 to 1995. Monica completed her articles with the audit firm Arthur Young in 1987.

Monica sat on various board over the years some of which are listed below:

  • Board member of the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants (SAICA)
  • Vice chair of GLEIF and chair of the business strategy advisory committee of the Global Legal Identifier Foundation (GLEIF) based in Switzerland.
  • Chair of the Afrika Tikkun investment trust for 10 years
  • Strate Charity shares which donates to underprivilege children.
  • Vice President of the Africa Middle East Depositories Association (AMEDA).

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 South Africa in 2017. In 2022 Monica was awarded the prize of best woman in technology for Web 3 implementation in Africa.

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