HONG KONG — 11 September 2018 – Block.one, publisher of the EOSIO blockchain software protocol and seller of the EOS Token, a top-five cryptocurrency with a market capitalization of US$4.5 billion, announced today that former Credit Suisse Managing Director and Head of Corporate Communications, Asia-Pacific Sheel Kohli will join the company as Global Chief Marketing and Communications Officer in the coming weeks.
Based in Hong Kong, Kohli will serve as a member of the company’s Executive Committee and report to Block.one Group President Rob Jesudason. In his role, he will oversee the company’s global communications and marketing activities.
“I’m delighted we could attract an executive of Sheel’s capability and depth of experience to our team,” said Jesudason. “His extensive track record of success working for some of the most prestigious financial services institutions in the world will be a great benefit to Block.one as we continue to build our brand and global market presence.”
Kohli joins Block.one after 13 years with Credit Suisse, where he had been responsible for all of the institution’s corporate communications across the Asia-Pacific region, covering investment banking, private banking and asset management. He was also heavily involved in the bank’s flagship annual spring Asian Investment Conference.
“I’m very excited to be joining Block.one at a crucial moment in its journey,” said Kohli. “Blockchain has the potential of revolutionizing business processes and creating enhanced efficiencies at ever greater speeds across a wide range of commerce and communications. I look forward to working with Block.one to shape understanding of blockchain globally, and specifically the unique capabilities we are offering to entrepreneurs, innovators and companies who are ready to embrace this new technology.”
Prior to Credit Suisse, Kohli led corporate communications for Asia-Pacific at ING for five years and also worked as a Europe-based business correspondent for the South China Morning Post for just under a decade.
His hire follows a number of executive appointments by Block.one in recent months, including: President Rob Jesudason from Commonwealth Bank of Australia; Chief People Officer James Mendes from Citibank; EOS VC CEO Mike Alexander from Jefferies; and Chief Legal Officer Alex Erasmus from Clifford Chance.
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