CryptoUK Appoints Binu Paul to Drive Strategic Growth

Published 6 months ago

CryptoUK, the trade association of the UK’s cryptocurrency and blockchain industry, has announced the appointment of independent consultant Binu Paul. The move is part of a wider strategy to bolster the organisation’s growth amid crucial times for the UK’s cryptocurrency industry.

Paul’s Background and Expertise

Paul previously served as the Head of Digital Assets at the UK’s Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), where he assisted in establishing the FCA’s digital assets regulatory capability and framework. He also spent over six years at New Zealand’s Financial Markets Authority, specialising in fintech and regulatory affairs.

With more than two decades of experience in financial services and technology sectors, Paul has launched several fintech startups and other related initiatives. He is a trained business professional from the world-renowned Wharton business school.

Goals and Expectations

Following a strategic review that Paul completed, CryptoUK’s Board plans to implement his recommendations for future growth. Paul will collaborate closely with CryptoUK’s senior leadership, Board, members, and key stakeholders. His role will focus on enhancing member value propositions, providing optimal engagement opportunities, and future-proofing the trade association’s governance and structure.

A Critical Year for CryptoUK and the UK Crypto Industry

Paul’s appointment comes as the UK faces a general election and as CryptoUK, which represents hundreds of members, continues to urge the UK government to deliver a comprehensive regulatory framework for the industry. The goal is for the UK to emerge as a global hub for the crypto industry.

CryptoUK’s Director of Operations, Su Carpenter, expressed excitement about continuing work with Paul, citing his extensive experience in the sector both in the UK and overseas. Carpenter stressed that 2024 is a pivotal year for the crypto industry.

For his part, Paul expressed enthusiasm about supporting the digital assets sector in the UK and working closely with the CryptoUK team, describing 2024 as a “terribly important and exciting year for the industry.”

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