Jakub Zakrzewski

Managing Director, Singapore at Kraken

About

Jakub Zakrzewski is the Managing Director at Kraken, one of the world's largest and oldest cryptocurrency exchanges to buy and sell crypto online. This year, more than $1 billion worth of cryptocurrencies have been staked through Kraken’s staking service.

At Kraken, Jakub leads the company's strategic development in APAC. Previously, he was responsible for launching operations of a FinTech company, Revolut, in Singapore in 2019 and led its growth across the Asian markets.

After a small stint at KPMG in Poland, Jakub started at Lazada Group, where Jakub became the first employee of the company in Singapore and established the business intelligence and online marketing departments. In 2016, Lazada was acquired by Alibaba Group for US$1 billion.

In 2015, Jakub moved to Hong Kong to work for digital logistics startup Easyship (a 500 Startups portfolio company). There, Jakub headed the growth department, while joining again as one of the company's early employees.

In 2018, Jakub was listed in Forbes 30 under 30 in his home country Poland. He has also been recognized in the Top 100 Fintech Influencers in South-East Asia for two years consecutively.

Talk to Jakub about the latest Bitcoin trends, the challenges of launching Revolut across Asia, and how Kraken is shaping the digital banking industry.

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