Richard Teng

CEO at Binance

Richard Teng Bio

Richard Teng, a veteran in the financial services and regulatory sectors, boasts over three decades of extensive experience. His journey with Binance, a prominent name in the cryptocurrency world, began in August 2021 when he assumed the role of CEO at Binance Singapore.

Expanding Horizons at Binance

Teng’s role quickly expanded as he took on responsibilities for the MENA region, followed by the European sector. His proficiency and strategic approach soon led to his appointment as the Head of Regional Markets at Binance. In this pivotal role, Teng led regional teams in forging strategic partnerships and fostering an ecosystem conducive to cryptocurrency innovation and expansion.

Ascending to the Top

November 2023 marked a significant milestone in Teng’s career as he succeeded Changpeng Zhao to become the CEO of Binance. His ascension to this role is a testament to his leadership qualities and deep understanding of the global financial landscape.

A Background in Regulatory Leadership

Before his tenure at Binance, Richard Teng was the CEO of the Financial Services Regulatory Authority at Abu Dhabi Global Market (ADGM). During his time at ADGM, Teng established himself as an innovative regulator, significantly contributing to the global financial services sector.

Educational Foundation and Early Career

Teng’s career is underpinned by a solid educational background. He holds a Masters in Applied Finance (Distinction) from the University of Western Australia and a Bachelor of Accountancy (1st Class) from Nanyang Technological University. His early roles include being the Chief Regulatory Officer at the Singapore Exchange (SGX) and serving as the Director of Corporate Finance at the Monetary Authority of Singapore. These positions laid the groundwork for his later achievements in the evolving world of cryptocurrency and blockchain technology.

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Richard Teng Education

  • The Wharton School, Executive Leadership Programme, 2004
  • The University of Western Australia, Master's Degree, Applied Finance, 1998
  • Nanyang Technological University Singapore, Accountancy, 1991 - 1994

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