poyraz: Binance promotes Chagri Poyraz to global head of Sanctions

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Poyraz has over 17 years of experience in compliance, strategy, intergovernmental liaison and risk management. This includes designing sophisticated techniques and programs to prevent, detect and report sanctions evasion attempts and money laundering schemes, notably in the traditional financial sector. Poyraz is also a member of the Association of Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists and the Association of Certified Sanctions Specialists.

ETMarkets.comNEW DELHI: Binance, the global blockchain ecosystem behind the world’s largest cryptocurrency exchange, said it has promoted Chagri Poyraz to Global Head of Sanctions.

At present, Poyraz, who joined Binance in January 2022, is Director of Sanctions Compliance.

In his current position, Poyraz is responsible for ensuring all Binance meets and maintains full sanctions compliance globally and building sanctions control frameworks similar to traditional banks, Binance said in a press release.
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“Global security takes a concerted effort. For more than a decade I have been strategizing collaborative programs that can effectively navigate complex sanctions regimes. Digital assets hold great potential and its adoption means we must come together to ensure resiliency against old and new threats,” said Poyraz.

Poyraz has over 17 years of experience in compliance, strategy, intergovernmental liaison and risk management. This includes designing sophisticated techniques and programs to prevent, detect and report sanctions evasion attempts and money laundering schemes, notably in the traditional financial sector.

Before Binance, Poyraz led the Anti-Money Laundering (AML) and Sanctions programs at South Korea’s largest online marketplace Coupang. He also built their financial crime compliance program, and developed the necessary risk controls for the company’s listing on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE).

At HSBC, Poyraz was responsible for maintaining its sanctions program, adhering and observing sanctions imposed by the United Nations, European Union, United States, Canada and United Kingdom, acting as the risk steward for sanctions. His remit included regulatory engagement, enterprise-wide risk assessments and overseeing fulfillment of a deferred prosecution agreement.

Poyraz is also a member of the Association of Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists and the Association of Certified Sanctions Specialists. He holds a B.A. degree in global studies from Vancouver Island University in British Columbia, Canada, and also studied computer engineering and information science.
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Updated: 04/15/2022 — 05:00