28.10.2021 – 20:27
Binance appoints former GE and Edelman communications director Patrick Hillmann as chief communications officer
Binance, the world’s leading blockchain ecosystem and cryptocurrency exchange, announced today that it has hired GE and Edelman veteran Patrick Hillmann as the company’s chief communications officer. Hillmann will lead Binance’s global communications and public affairs division as it continues to grow, evolve, and lead the industry into a new era as a key pillar of the global economy.
“In just four years, Binance has grown at a pace seldom seen in recent history. As we continue our evolution from a disruptive tech startup to a respected global financial institution, we have come to realize that it is paramount to us The key is to attract leading experts in compliance, communications and government affairs. Patrick’s proven track record in successfully repositioning some of the world’s biggest brands in highly regulated industries sets him apart, “said Binance co-founder Yi He.
As Binance’s first Chief Communications Officer, Hillmann will oversee all aspects of corporate communications, public relations, media relations and engagement with the company’s stakeholders. Hillmann’s area of responsibility also includes working with the compliance and security officers at Binance in coordinating the company with the global regulatory authorities.
Binance CEO Changpeng Zhao (CZ) said: “We work hand in hand with regulators around the world on our common goal of protecting users, promoting innovation and further establishing the industry. Patrick’s fifteen years of experience working on global Regulatory issues like the GDPR will be critical to moving this work forward. “
Prior to joining Binance, Hillmann was Global Head of Innovation in Edelman’s Crisis and Risk Practice, where he led the company’s cybersecurity and anti-disinformation offerings. Before joining Edelman, he held senior government and public affairs positions at General Electric (GE) and the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM). At GE and NAM, Patrick led these companies’ efforts to get involved in a variety of global policies.
“Joining the Binance leadership team is a unique opportunity to use my experience to support a company that is really changing the world. As we continue to grow in partnership with global regulators, the potential of this industry is difficult to gauge today,” he said Hillman.
This follows the recent appointments of Chief Regulatory Liaison Officer Mark McGinness, formerly Head of International Relations for the Dubai Financial Services Authority (DFSA), and Global Money Laundering Reporting Officer (GMLRO) Greg Monahan, a former Treasury Department detective, joined Binance’s global compliance team, along with many others.
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Binance is the world’s leading provider of blockchain ecosystems and cryptocurrency infrastructures with a range of financial products that includes the largest digital asset exchange by volume. The Binance platform enjoys the trust of tens of millions of people worldwide and has set itself the goal of offering the world’s most secure exchange for private and institutional investors. It has an unmatched portfolio of blockchain products and offerings including: crypto trading and finance, education, data and research, community engagement, investing and incubation, decentralization and infrastructure solutions, and much more. For more information, see: https://www.binance.com
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