Coinbase Hires Former Snapchat Indian Executive to Lead Emerging Markets Business

Coinbase Inc, a global crypto exchange headquartered in the US, announced Sunday the appointment of Durgesh Kaushik. He’s the former Managing Director in charge of Snapchat India and South Asia market development. Also, he’s to lead the exchange’s growth in emerging markets.

Kaushik, who joined Snap Inc, a US camera and social media company, in 2019, left the firm late last month. In the last year, Snap saw India’s daily active users rose150% year-on-year, hitting 100 million monthly active users.

At Coinbase, Kaushik will be in charge of scaling the exchange’s operations in India and also supporting the exchange’s entry into other markets. Generally in the Asia Pacific, Europe, the Middle East and Africa, and the Americas.

Nana Murugesan, the VP of International and Business Development at Coinbase, confirmed Kaushik’s appointment. He said: “We’re excited to confirm that Durgesh Kaushik will be joining Coinbase on May 9 as our senior director for market expansion. Further, His appointment to this global leadership role is an important step toward our entry into India’.

Looking at Global Markets Beside Snapchat

In 2019, Coinbase started launching its crypto trading platform in more markets. The company continues to make an “aggressive” international push.

So far, Coinbase has expanded its product to several European countries and overseas territories, including Guernsey, Iceland, Lithuania, Andorra, Gibraltar, and the Isle of Man. Some of the markets that the firm is expanding. They are becoming increasingly popular destinations for crypto use and related blockchain start-ups.

Last month, Coinbase launched its crypto trading in India and was working to widen its product offerings in the country.

While Coinbase’s India tech hub has 300 full-time staff, the firm plans to hire over 1,000 people in the nation this year.

Furthermore, Coinbase Ventures, the company’s venture capital arm, has already invested $150 million in local Indian tech firms in Web3. Moreover, the crypto space is identifying new opportunities to help Indian founders scale.

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