Libra Hires HSBC Veteran Ian Jenkins as CFO, Risk Chief of Digital Payments Unit

Ian Jenkins joins fellow HSBC alum James Emmet, now the stablecoin group's CEO.

AccessTimeIconOct 15, 2020 at 2:20 p.m. UTC
Updated Sep 14, 2021 at 10:09 a.m. UTC

The Libra Association, the organization developing the Facebook-backed cryptocurrency project libra, on Thursday hired longtime banking executive Ian Jenkins to lead the stablecoin group's finance and risk operations.

  • Jenkins will become chief financial officer and chief risk officer for Libra Networks, the group's digital payments subsidiary.
  • Jenkins previously led international banking giant HSBC's business finance group. He has worked in various banking and finance roles since at least 1990.
  • His hiring adds another HSBC name to Libra's C-suite. The former CEO of the international banking giant, James Emmet, took the reins on Oct. 1.

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