Teana Baker-Taylor

General Manager of the U.K. for Crypto.com

Teana is the General Manager of the U.K. for Crypto.com, who with over 10 million users on its platform today, provides a powerful alternative to traditional financial services built on a solid foundation of security, privacy and compliance, to turn its vision of “cryptocurrency in every wallet” into reality. Teana leads the U.K. market strategy, operations, business development and partnerships and product commercialisation.

Teana is passionate about the opportunities emerging from digital assets and possesses more than 20 years of experience in commercial strategy, proposition development, and policy and communications, with a depth of expertise in the fintech, crypto, transaction banking and payments and capital markets sectors. She leverages her experience within both the traditional finance and digital asset industries to bridge two ecosystems with shared commercial, regulatory and reputational challenges.

Previously, Teana was the U.K. Director for Binance responsible for its U.K. and European expansion and led the product development of Binance.UK, a new crypto asset trading platform, as well as government relations and regulatory affairs in Europe. Prior to Binance, Teana was the Executive Director of Global Digital Finance, a not-for-profit initiative fostering discussion on global policy and governance for blockchain and digital assets with policymakers, regulators and industry participants. Teana has held senior strategy, communications and marketing positions at Coinfloor, HSBC, Citi, Fiserv and Royal Bank of Scotland and Hilton Hotels.

Teana is a Steering Committee Member of ​Global Blockchain Convergence​, and was previously a Vice-Chair of the ​Blockchain for Europe​ Board.

She is a frequent editorial contributor and speaker at industry events. ​She was named the 2020 Regulatory & Governance Leader of the Year within the Finance Monthly ​Women in Finance Awards​, included in the Women in Crypto 2020 ​longlist​, ​was recognised twice as one of the Standout 35 of the most influential women in Fintech globally within the Innovate Finance ​2019​ and ​2018​ Women in Fintech Powerlists​ ​and won the Blockchain Leaders category in the​ ​Women In Tech Awards 2019​.

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