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Binance appoints Jarek Jakubcek as Asia-Pacific head of intelligence & investigations
Fri, 20th May 2022
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Jarek Jakubcek has been appointed as Asia-Pacific head of intelligence and investigations.

Jakubcek is a leading global expert in cybercrime and former cryptocurrency specialist in Europol Cybercrime Centre's (EC3) Dark Web team.

At Binance, Jakubcek will lead efforts to coordinate the takedown of malicious actors in the crypto ecosystem in conjunction with law enforcement agencies in the APAC region.

During his seven years at EC3, Jakubcek provided operational and strategic support for major cryptocurrency investigations.

He also led the world's largest cryptocurrency experts' platform with representatives from hundreds of law enforcement agencies internationally.

Being a specialist and educator in the field, Jakubcek's expertise is widely respected in the law enforcement community.

He will be an essential link between law enforcement and the crypto industry in assisting large-scale investigations.

"With its growing role in the industry comes growing responsibility, which Binance is taking the lead on," Jakubcek says.

"This is evidenced by Binance's ongoing support of law enforcement investigations and recent strategic moves, including hiring an impressive team of key personnel in both its investigations and compliance teams.

"I am proud to join Binance and work alongside the most experienced and talented team within the blockchain industry, including former law enforcement colleagues.

"It will be our duty to ensure efficient cooperation with law enforcement agencies and prosecutors in the detection and prevention of criminal activities.

"Together, we will be stamping out illicit activities from the blockchain ecosystem and ensure that Binance remains the safest exchange in the world," Jakubcek adds.

"Jarek is a hugely impressive cybercrime expert with connections to law enforcement agencies all over the world," Binance, global head of intelligence and investigations Tigran Gambaryan says.

"His role will be pivotal in ensuring that Binance works effectively with police and prosecutors to keep the Binance ecosystem and wider crypto industry secure.

"As the world's leading exchange, Binance is totally committed to take the lead on crypto security."

Jakubcek joins Binance's industry-leading security and investigations team, which includes Tigran Gambaryan, Matthew Price, Nils Andersen-Röed, and Aron Akbiyikian.