Indian crypto exchange, CoinDCX, has named Kiran Vivekananda as chief of public policy and government affairs to lead the company’s public policy and government affairs initiatives.
In his new role, Vivekananda will lead CoinDCX’s public policy function, work closely with regulators and industry stakeholders to help drive a positive narrative for the crypto industry in India.
Vivekananda, who joins CoinDCX from Dream Sports, where he was the Chief Policy Officer and was responsible for driving advocacy efforts for the online gaming industry said, “I look forward to working towards supporting a progressive policy and regulatory environment for the crypto industry.”
India’s virtual digital assets (VDA) is the second largest in the world, and I believe that this presents a tremendous opportunity for India to lead the world in technology-driven digital innovation in the crypto/Web3.0 space, said the veteran with over two decades of work experience, who has worked with Uber India and HCL Infosystems, among others.
“I will use my experience to address regulator concerns and to drive positive narratives and use cases of crypto and blockchain technology,” he said.
Vivekananda has completed a senior level management programme from the Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Ahmedabad and graduated from the University of Mysore specialising in international business, trade and commerce.
Sumit Gupta, Co-Founder and CEO, CoinDCX said, “Kiran’s deep expertise in developing public policy strategies will strengthen our efforts to push the Indian crypto industry mandate and represent the industry at relevant forums.”
CoinDCX further said that it continues to strengthen its talent pool and is hiring across functions as it continues to build innovative products and services for the users. Safety and compliance continue to take centre stage as the company is committed to double down its efforts on the India market, the company said.