The Hong Kong-based cryptocurrency platform Crypto.com announced that Antonio Alvarez was appointed as its Chief Compliance Officer (CCO). As part of the duties of the new position, he will be responsible for leading worldwide regulatory compliance across the platform’s entire product ecosystem. Alvarez brings to the team over a decade of experience in leading compliance programs in the finance field.
Kris Marszalek, the Co-Founder, and CEO of Crypto.com, showed his excitement about Alvarez joining the company, stating:
“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.”
Before joining Crypto.com, Alvarez worked at Coinbase as leader of the Anti-Money Laundering (AML) program that was rolled out across European and Asian markets. Also, he was a senior business leader at Visa, and has held senior roles at many other payment companies, including Western Union. At the beginning of his career, Alvarez served in several different roles including a 13-year tenure at American Express, where he worked as a leader of the business transformation and compliance governance programs across many various business lines and locations.
In His Own Words
Antonio Alvarez, the new Chief Compliance Officer of Crypto.com, 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.”