- Stephanie Cabossioras, the managing director of Binance France, has left her position amid ongoing senior departures at the cryptocurrency exchange.
- Cabossioras’ departure comes as Binance faces regulatory investigations and legal challenges in France and other European countries.
- France has become an attractive destination for cryptocurrency companies, with Binance actively expanding in the country before the recent departures and legal issues.
In the latest round of senior departures at Binance, Stephanie Cabossioras, the managing director of Binance France, has stepped down from her position. This news adds her name to the list of key leaders who have left the cryptocurrency exchange this year.
A Strong Contribution to Binance France
Having joined Binance in April last year as the head of legal for the region, Cabossioras subsequently took on the role of general manager for Binance in France. Her previous experience as the deputy general counsel at France’s markets regulator, Autorité des Marchés Financiers, made her a valuable asset for Binance when establishing its European hub in Paris.
Departure and Future Plans
David Prinçay, president of Binance France, confirmed Cabossioras’ departure and expressed gratitude for her significant contribution to the company. While neither Cabossioras nor Binance elaborated further on the decision, her exit comes amidst ongoing regulatory investigations faced by Binance in France. The exchange has also encountered challenges with watchdogs in several other European countries.
Senior Executives Departures and Ongoing Lawsuits
Cabossioras’ departure marks at least the fifth high-level executive to leave Binance since July. The exits came in the aftermath of multiple lawsuits filed against the company and its CEO, Changpeng Zhao. These legal actions include allegations of mishandling customer funds and misleading regulators in the United States.
France’s Growing Crypto Landscape
France has become a prominent destination for cryptocurrency companies establishing their European base, with international firms like Crypto.com and Circle choosing Paris as their hub. Binance had been actively expanding in France and, according to Prinçay, had added over 150 permanent positions in the country over the past year. The exchange had previously announced a €100 million investment into the French blockchain ecosystem.
A Shifting Landscape and Regulatory Challenges
The departure of Stephanie Cabossioras as the director of Binance France adds to the series of leadership changes within the company. As Binance continues to face scrutiny from regulatory bodies and ongoing legal battles, the cryptocurrency industry is witnessing a shifting landscape that demands adaptability and diligent compliance measures.