Hong Kong based Crypto.com has appointed Antonio Alvarez as Chief Compliance Officer.
Alvarez is leading worldwide regulatory compliance across Crypto.com’s entire product ecosystem. He joins the team with over a decade of experience leading compliance programs at various finance companies.
Prior to joining Crypto.com, Alvarez led an Anti-Money Laundering (AML) program that was deployed across European and Asian markets at Coinbase. He also served as senior business leader at Visa and has held senior roles at a number of other payments companies including Western Union and American Express.
Alvarez said: “I’ve long admired Crypto.com for its foundational commitment to security, compliance and risk management as a prerequisite to building a trusted, globally recognized brand in financial services. I’m thrilled to be given the opportunity to contribute to Crypto.com’s vision of driving cryptocurrency adoption by further strengthening and scaling the Company’s compliance functions to support the rapid growth of the business and it’s objective to become fully regulated in all key jurisdictions around the world.”
Kris Marszalek, Co-Founder and CEO of Crypto.com, added: “I’m excited to welcome Antonio to our leadership team. Antonio brings to the table his unique experience covering both traditional financial services and cryptocurrency — a clear match to Crypto.com’s vision of effectively and compliantly bridging the two worlds. Antonio’s mandate is to rapidly scale our compliance and regulatory functions, as we expand globally with local presence and licensing effort in all key markets.”