BLOCKCHAIN AFRICA CONFERENCE 2024
Hannes Wessels is the Country Head of South Africa for Binance, the world’s leading blockchain ecosystem and cryptocurrency infrastructure provider, currently leading business operations in the region.
Before joining Binance, he was the Head of Global Banking, South Africa, at HSBC and was responsible for leading HSBC’s corporate and investment banking business in the country. This included the payments and cash management business, which was awarded Euromoney’s leading payments business in South Africa in 2021.
Hannes was a member of the bank’s executive committee in South Africa and also served as chairman of the bank’s Employment equity committee in South Africa. During this time, HSBC’s multinational business grew to a top three player in the country. He was also a key contributor in achieving and maintaining the bank’s Tier 1 BEE rating, with HSBC being the first bank to achieve this prestigious status in South Africa.