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Chagri Poyraz

Global Head of Sanctions

Chagri Poyraz is the Global Head of Sanctions at Binance. In his role, Chagri is responsible for ensuring that Binance meets and maintains full sanctions compliance globally. He will also lead the building of robust sanctions control frameworks similar to traditional banks.

Chagri has over 17 years of experience in compliance, strategy, intergovernmental liaison and risk management. This includes designing sophisticated techniques and programs to prevent, detect and report sanctions evasion attempts and money laundering schemes, notably in the traditional financial sector.

Before Binance, Chagri led the Anti-Money Laundering and Sanctions programs at South Korea’s largest online marketplace Coupang. He also built their financial crime compliance program, and developed the necessary risk controls for the company’s listing on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE). Prior to that, Chagri spent more than five years at HSBC, where he was responsible for maintaining its sanctions program.

Chagri started his career in Brussels advocating for global security and human rights, working with various European Parliament committees and delegations. He was a Permanent Representative for the United Nations Economic and Social Council in Geneva, publicizing reports and resolutions, particularly in relation to conflict resolution and participated in working groups in coordination with United Nations AML and anti-terrorist financing investigative teams.