Crypto Exchange Bitstamp Appoints JB Graftieaux as New Global CEO

Job Appointments | May 11, 2022 By:

Luxembourg-registered crypto exchange Bitstamp has has appointed JB Graftieaux as the company’s new Global CEO.

Bitstamp is the world’s longest-running cryptocurrency exchange, supporting investors, traders and leading financial institutions since 2011. The company recently launched Bitstamp-as-a-Service in the North and South America which helps financial institutions provide simple, secure digital asset exposure to their customers. Bitstamp-as-a-Service has been successfully offered to European institutional clients for the last 5 years. In the last months, the company also obtained registrations and licenses in North America and Europe to accelerate its business, and established several major partnerships with banks and institutions reaching millions of clients.

Graftieaux brings 20 years of experience in the crypto, payments, and financial sectors to his role at Bitstamp, including more than a decade at PayPal and eBay. In his last role at eBay, he was Managing Director of eBay Europe, where he led the company’s regulatory operations for payments and served on the board of directors for several eBay entities.

Graftieaux served as Bitstamp’s CCO from November 2014 to February 2016. Since rejoining the company last year, Graftieaux has accelerated Bitstamp’s growth in Europe, securing several institutional partnerships and growing the company’s headcount.

“As the longest-running and highly trusted crypto exchange in the world serving millions of users, our strategic vision is to help build the financial ecosystem of tomorrow,” said Graftieaux. “Together with our highly experienced Executive Leadership Team, and more than 500 employees, we are well positioned to continue to accelerate crypto access for our valued clients and partners across the globe. As Global CEO, I look forward to building on this strong foundation.”

“JB was with Bitstamp in its early days, and has admirably led our European business over the past year. We’re pleased to welcome a CEO with such an impressive track record, and very much look forward to the contribution and perspective he will bring to the company in his new role,” said Nicolas Huss, Chairman of the Board of Directors of Bitstamp.