Binance Hires Big Government Officials For Its Advisory Board

The world’s largest crypto exchange by trading volume, Binance, has gathered prominent former government officials to act as a global board of advisers.

The board is led by Max Baucus, a former U.S. Senate Finance Committee chairman and ambassador to China.

The board includes David Wright, a former secretary general of the International Organization of Securities Commissions.

The board also includes Bruno Bézard, a former head of the French Treasury and economic adviser to the prime minister; Henrique de Campos Meirelles, Brazil’s former minister of the economy and one-time president of its central bank; and seven others.

The board, which recently met in Paris for the first time, will include a number of well-connected advisers from many of the jurisdictions Binance operates in.

Additional members of the board include: David Plouffe, a former senior adviser to President Barack Obama; Edward Vaizey, a member of the U.K.’s House of Lords who was a former minister of state for culture and the digital economy; Christin Schäfer, a former banker in Germany who founded a data consulting firm; Adalberto Palma Gómez, a former Mexican Banking and Securities Commission (CNBV) president.

The board also includes Ibukun Awosika, the first woman to chair the First Bank of Nigeria; HyungRin Bang, a former executive director of Samsung and Hyundai that works as a political adviser in Korea; Leslie Maasdorp, a vice president and CFO of the New Development Bank who previously worked in the government of South Africa and with Bank of America’s Merrill Lynch, Goldman Sachs Group Inc. and Barclays.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.