Gemini Trust Company, LLC (Gemini), a cryptocurrency exchange and custodian, recently announced it has appointed Andy Meehan as Chief Compliance Officer of Asia Pacific Region. According to Gemini, Meehan will oversee Gemini’s strategic compliance and regulatory relationships in the region, maintaining Gemini’s commitment to all relevant regulatory guidelines.

“Meehan brings decades of experience in regulation and compliance from leading law firms and global financial institutions. He joins Gemini from Morgan Stanley, where he served as Head of Legal for the company’s Global Financial Crimes division in the Asia Pacific region. In this role, he provided key financial crimes and reputational risk guidance and counsel to Morgan Stanley’s Asia region.”

Speaking about the appointment, Jeremy Ng, Managing Director of Asia Pacific Region, stated:

“Andy’s leadership and deep experience will be critical in driving Gemini’s regulatory and compliance efforts in the region and working with regulators to promote smart regulations that drive adoption in this growing market.”

Gemini then noted that Meehan’s appointment is the latest in a series of hires as the platform continues its global expansion strategy. He joins recent hires including APAC Managing Director Ng and UK & European Chief Compliance Officer and Money Laundering Reporting Officer Blair Halliday. Gemini recently announced its full expansion into the UK. Gemini added it has applied for a license with MAS under Singapore’s 2019 Payment Services Act.