Crypto.com Appoints Antonio Alvarez As Chief Compliance Officerbr>
Hong Kong-based startup Crypto.com has appointed Antonio Alvarez as its Chief Compliance Officer (CCO).
Founded in 2016, Crypto.com provides an alternative to traditional financial services, turning its vision of “cryptocurrency in every wallet” into reality, one customer at a time. Crypto.com claims that its platform is built on a solid foundation of security, privacy and compliance and claims to be the first cryptocurrency company in the world to have CCSS Level 3, ISO27001:2013 and PCI:DSS 3.2.1, Level 1 compliance.
Alvarez has over a decade of experience of leading compliance programs at finance companies. He led an Anti-Money Laundering (AML) program that was deployed across European and Asian markets at Coinbase. He also served as a senior business leader at Visa and has held senior roles at a number of other payments companies including Western Union. Earlier in his career, Alvarez served in several different roles during a 13-year tenure at American Express, where he was responsible for leading the business transformation and compliance governance programs across multiple business lines and geographies.
As Crypto.com’s new CCO, Alvarez will be responsible for leading worldwide regulatory compliance across the platform’s entire product ecosystem.
“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,” said Kris Marszalek, Co-Founder & CEO, Crypto.com. “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.”
“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,” Alvarez said. “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.”