American cryptocurrency platform, Coinbase has announced a major reshuffling in the leadership positions in its Asia Pacific team. According to the announcement on its official blog post, John O’Loghlen has now been appointed as the regional managing director of APAC.
As regional managing director, John will be responsible for leading the region while building towards its long-term success.
Additionally, the exchange also appointed Katie Mitchell as its new APAC head of policy to lead the firm’s relationship with local authorities in the region. Prior to joining Coinbase, Mitchell served in several policy-related roles at both Crypto.com and Visa. She served Visa for over a decade across Washington DC and Asian Pacific offices.
Interestingly, John was also recently appointed to the board of Blockchain Australia, the nation’s apex industry network for businesses evaluating blockchain technology. Mitchell on the other hand is an advisory board member of the Emerging Payments Association in Asia.
Together the newly appointed executives will lead its business operations in the region and onboard more users to Web 3.0 innovation.
Aside from the new appointments Marc Robinson and Justin Choi have both left their roles in the firm according to sources familiar with the matter. Marc served as head of market operations while Justin was the head of corporate development and Ventures for APAC.
Marc joined from derivatives exchange BitMEX in April while Choi joined from CVC Capital Partners where he served as a managing director focused on technology about a year ago Coinbase.
Coinbase Plans Expansion into European markets
Recently, as part of its global expansion strategy, Coinbase hired new executives to lead its expansion plans in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa (EMEA).
The firm named Elke Karskens as Coinbase’s country director for the United Kingdom and Patrick Elyas as the company’s director of market expansion in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa as it plans to introduce new products.
The exchange now joins other cryptocurrency exchanges like Gemini and has expanded into European markets as it now operates in Denmark, Sweden, Portugal, Latvia, the Czech Republic, and Liechtenstein.