OKX’s Global Compliance Chief Left After Six Months

Patrick Donegan, whose LinkedIn profile says he managed a team of 300 people around the world, was at OKX from August 2023 to January 2024.

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Updated May 27, 2024 at 10:54 a.m. UTC
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  • OKX's global chief compliance officer, Patrick Donegan, left in January after just six months in post.
  • Donegan, whose responsibilities included anti-money laundering, managed a team of 300.
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  • The global chief compliance officer for OKX, Patrick Donegan, left his role at the second-largest cryptocurrency exchange after just six months in the job, according to his LinkedIn profile.

    Donegan managed a team of 300 people around the world, joined OKX in August 2023 and left in January 2024, his profile states. He described himself as a regulatory specialist on AML with "skills in creating policies and procedures, meeting regulatory expectations while promoting business initiatives and establishing strong relationships with regulators."

    Donegan was previously chief compliance officer and senior vice president at the once crypto-friendly Signature Bank, where he has served for almost eight years.

    Neither OKX nor Donegan responded to requests for comment.

    Updated 3/29/2024 23:00 UTC to fix Donegan's official title. Updated 4/2/2024 15:00 UTC to make edits, remove reference to KuCoin, Binance.

    Edited by Nick Baker and Kevin Reynolds.

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