Former UK Chancellor George Osborne Joins Coinbase Global Advisory Council

Coinbase, a leading cryptocurrency platform, announces the addition of George Osborne, former Chancellor of the Exchequer of the United Kingdom, to the Coinbase Global Advisory Council. Osborne, known for his extensive experience in government, journalism, and international finance, joins the council at a pivotal moment for Coinbase’s global expansion strategy.

Coinbase has recently achieved significant milestones in its international growth, obtaining licenses in France, Spain, Singapore, and Bermuda. The platform has also expanded its product accessibility across 20 African nations, providing millions of users with access to USDC and facilitating fast, reliable, and cost-effective transactions.

Established to provide strategic counsel on Coinbase’s global initiatives, the Advisory Council now boasts the addition of George Osborne, alongside distinguished members such as Dr. Mark T. Esper, former U.S. Secretary of Defense, and former Senator Patrick Toomey (R-PA).

Faryar Shirzad, Chief Policy Officer at Coinbase, expressed enthusiasm about Osborne’s inclusion, stating:

We are pleased to have George join our council at an exciting time for us in the UK and globally. George brings with him a wealth of experience in business, journalism, and government. We look forward to relying on his insights and experiences as we grow Coinbase around the world.”

George Osborne: A dynamic personality

In addition to his role as a distinguished visiting fellow at the Hoover Institute, George Osborne holds several prominent positions, including serving as the President of the Northern Powerhouse Partnership, Chair of the British Museum, Visiting Professor at Stanford’s Graduate School of Business specializing in decision-making, and Chairman of Lingotto Investment Management. Notably, Lingotto is the $4.5 billion investment firm affiliated with Italy’s billionaire Agnelli family’s Exor group, renowned for its substantial holdings in entities such as Juventus FC, the Economist, and Ferrari.

George Osborne, currently a partner at Robey Warshaw LLP, has a distinguished career that includes serving as the UK’s Chancellor of the Exchequer from 2010 to 2016. He has been a key figure in the country’s economic, budget, and financial policies, contributing to the UK’s strongest growth in the G7 during his tenure.

As a vital addition to Coinbase’s Advisory Council, George Osborne’s multifaceted expertise is expected to play a crucial role in guiding the platform’s global strategies during this dynamic period of expansion and innovation.

In response to the announcement, George Osborne commented:

“There’s a huge amount of exciting innovation in finance right now. Blockchains are transforming financial markets and online transactions. Coinbase is at the frontier of these developments. I look forward to working with the team there as they build a new future in financial services.”