BCB Group appoints new CEO
London, 22 November 2023 – BCB Group, a leading provider of business accounts and trading services for the digital asset economy, today announces the appointment of Oliver Tonkin as CEO, with immediate effect. He will succeed Oliver von Landsberg-Sadie who will be leaving the organisation to pursue new opportunities.
Under the entrepreneurial stewardship of Oliver von Landsberg-Sadie, the firm secured the largest Series A funding for a company in the UK blockchain industry, and he has since established BCB Group as the cornerstone of the global crypto industry.
Oliver Tonkin is set to further elevate BCB Group’s standing as the premier multi-jurisdictional regulated provider of payment, trading and custody services to the digital asset industry.
As co-founder, former deputy CEO and General Counsel of BCB Group, Oliver Tonkin is ideally placed to lead the business moving forward. Tonkin’s appointment is a reflection of BCB’s evolution within an increasingly maturing industry as the firm prepares for continued global growth and expansion.
Having qualified at a leading city law firm and managing a successful boutique investment advisory firm for over ten years, Oliver’s extensive experience within the financial services sector compliments BCB Group’s core mission to provide its clients with critical, secure and responsive infrastructure.
Oliver Tonkin, CEO at BCB Group comments, “With the unwavering dedication and expertise of our teams, BCB Group is a unique company that has grown significantly since its creation. As a co-founder, I know only too well that the opportunities for us and our industry are as strong as ever – and to become CEO will be a privilege and an honour as we seek to scale BCB Group to the next level.”
Since its launch in 2017, BCB Group has become a market leader in providing core infrastructure to the digital asset industry. With its unique processing infrastructure for both fiat and cryptocurrencies, its portfolio of international clients including Crypto.com, Kraken and B2C2 are able to access multi-currency accounts and trade FX and cryptocurrencies at speed and scale, with market-leading value. BLINC is one of the first real-time payment networks of its kind to allow free, real-time transactions across fiat currencies.
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, Paysafe, 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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