The new unit heads should influence the strengthening of the crypto exchange's presence in the region

​Binance announced new appointments in Russia and Ukraine

11.01.2022 - 13:40


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What’s new? The Binance cryptocurrency exchange announced the new appointments in Russia and Ukraine. Gleb Kostarev, the platform’s director for Eastern Europe, is confident that the new heads of units in Russia, Ukraine, as well as GR Director in Russia and the CIS, will influence the strengthening of the exchange’s presence in the region. Binance’s representatives told the ForkLog publication about this.

Material on the ForkLog website

What is known about the new appointments? Vladimir Smerkis, co-founder of the Tokenbox crypto fund platform and the Definition blockchain developer community, will become the platform’s director in Russia. He will work, among other things, to strengthen Binance's presence in the country, as well as to legitimize the exchange's activities.

In Ukraine, Kirill Khomiakov will take over as the general manager. He had been the head of Ukraine's State Agency for Infrastructure Projects since 2019. He will be in charge of strengthening Binance's position in the Ukrainian market and implementing the platform's global marketing strategy.

Olga Goncharova has been appointed to the position of GR Director in Russia and the CIS. Previously, she headed the Department of Collecting and Processing of Reports at the Central Bank of Russia.

What had happened before? In mid-December, Binance's US subsidiary representatives announced that they hired Intel's top compliance executive Sidney Majalya as the cryptocurrency exchange's chief risk officer.

“Binance.US is deeply committed to compliance, and our priority is to maintain and grow a world-class compliance and risk organization that earns the utmost trust of our customers, investors, and regulators,” said Majalya.


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