BCB Group Announces Appointment of Managing Director for BCB Europe
London, 5 December 2023 – BCB Group, a leading provider of business accounts and trading services for the digital asset economy, is pleased to announce the appointment of Jerome Prigent as MD of BCB Europe. Jerome will be responsible for leading and driving the business development for Europe and executing the strategy for BCB Group’s expansion into the region. This key appointment follows the strategy for BCB Group to seek authorisation by the ACPR and the AMF respectively to act as an E-Money Institution and Digital Assets Services Provider in France.
Prigent’s previous roles include GM France, for CashDirector, where he was instrumental in building, executing, and delivering country-specific business development plans. He has also held key positions in directorships at Orwell Group, Ferratum Group, GE Capital, Isodev, DeCA Propreté and BNP Paribas.
Jerome Prigent comments: “I am thrilled to join BCB Group at such an exciting time for the company’s development as we forge our European strategy. As MD and local decision-making authority for BCB Group’s dual French regulated entities, BCB Payments (Europe) SASU and BCB Prime Services (Europe) SASU, I’m well-placed to ensure alignment of the French soon-to-be regulated legal entities with both local and European rules and regulation.”
Oliver Tonkin, CEO of BCB Group, comments: “We are delighted to welcome Jerome to the group and access his stellar experience as we expand into Europe. He will be working closely with the executive team here to define the organisational and team requirements for BCB Group’s French entities, and interacting with the ACPR to secure maintenance of compliance standards for the French regulated entities and all related licensing and regulatory matters. He’s a great addition to the team.”
About BCB Group
BCB Group is a leading crypto-dedicated payment services provider, serving many of the industry’s largest clients including Bitstamp, Crypto.com, Fireblocks, Galaxy, Gemini and Kraken. BCB Group provides payment services in over 30 currencies, FX, cryptocurrency liquidity, digital asset custody and BLINC, which is BCB’s free, instant settlements network for the BCB client ecosystem.
Responding to corporate and institutional demand for essential and excellent infrastructure in digital asset markets, BCB Group was created by established thought leaders in finance, regulation and technology. Founded in the UK and developed to encompass key relationships across global financial services communities, BCB Group is well positioned as one of the first multi-jurisdictional regulated cryptocurrency service firms. BCB Group’s leadership executive team have worked for Barclays, Bitstamp, Coinbase, Credit Suisse, Deutsche Bank, FIS, Goldman Sachs, JP Morgan, Investec, Lloyds Commercial Bank, Luno, Norton Rose Fulbright, FIS and Sun Life of Canada.
BCB’s mission is to connect and bank the global crypto industry.
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