Binance is excited to welcome Iskander Malikov, our new Director of Fiat, Europe and CIS. Iskander joins Binance’s growing roster of key hires to grow our services and products globally, furthering our mission in advancing the freedom of money.
Iskander will primarily serve in establishing new fiat-to-crypto channels and gateways in regions throughout Europe and CIS (Commonwealth of Independent States) as well as expanding existing ones within Binance’s key markets. Iskander will also develop new strategic business initiatives and partnerships across these regions.
“Cryptocurrencies and crypto exchanges are a relatively new phenomenon in most CIS and some European states. My overarching mission is to accelerate crypto adoption and work with the leadership to help make crypto more accessible in markets throughout CIS and Europe,” said Iskander.
In addition to bringing on new fiat-to-crypto channels and gateways, Iskander will be examining ways to simplify fiat-to-crypto and crypto-to-fiat conversions.
“I believe crypto is not only here to stay but will also create a new, alternative ecosystem capable of competing with traditional financial products and commonly known asset classes. I hope to popularize this new asset class and help in reducing the friction when purchasing crypto to make the process more seamless. I am looking forward to working with the team and building on this new financial ecosystem to provide people with better products and services and the freedom of choice,” said Iskander.
Prior to Binance, Iskander served as COO at TradingView, a financial platform for traders and investors, where he was responsible for business development, partnerships and market data licensing among others.