Today, the London-based cryptocurrency liquidity provider B2C2 announced that the firm is appointing Phillip Gillespie as CEO of B2C2 Japan.
Effective January 29th this year, Mr. Gillespie will take charge in leading the company’s operations in Tokyo.
Phillip Gillespie is an industry veteran with over a decade of experience in the financial industry. He will be joining B2C2 from Goldman Sachs, where he serves as an executive director. His main role there is to oversee the FX G10 business for EMEA as part of the market making team.
Prior to Goldman Sachs, Mr. Gillespie worked for JPMorgan Chase and Barclays Capital as executive director and vice president respectively, and at both firms his role involved being an FX voice and a systematic trader.
This is not the only recent big appointment for B2C2. Only a couple of months ago, the firm added three industry experts to its advisory board – Peter Nielsen, Ruth Wandhöfer, and Phil Weisberg.
Welcoming Mr. Gillespie, Max Boonen, founder of B2C2, said: “I am very pleased to welcome Phillip as CEO of B2C2 Japan. His expertise in the FX market will be a great asset as we ramp up our business in Japan and the Asia Pacific region more broadly. Having a trader of Phillip’s caliber in Tokyo will greatly enhance our ability to provide clients around the world with seamless execution.”
“I am excited to join B2C2 to lead the company’s Japan business. Max and his world-class team have built one of the largest and most successful cryptocurrency operations in just two years. I look forward to building on B2C2’s success and extending its capabilities in APAC,” commented Phillip Gillespie.
On a side note, B2C2 hit the headlines when it filed a high profile lawsuit in a Singapore court against the city state’s homegrown cryptocurrency exchange Quoine in December. At the end of 2017, the judge dismissed the suit, which involved $43 million in Bitcoin, calling it a “technical glitch” on the part of the exchange.