Block.one, on 12th July, announced that James Mendes will be joining the company as ‘Chief People Officer’. He was serving as the Human Resources Managing Director at Citibank. Block.one is the platform that released the EOSIO blockchain software. The company also sells EOS tokens, the native coin of EOSIO which is also the 5th largest in the world.
The role of a’Chief People Officer’ at Block.one involves managing the ‘human resources Group’. Apart from this, James Mendes will also be responsible for ‘building’ and ‘developing’ the company’s culture and talent space for its growth. James Mendes will be a part of Block.one’s Executive Committee, and will be reporting to Rob Jesudason, who is the Group President at Block.one.
Jesudason spoke a few welcoming words on Mendes’ joining:
“James has a proven history of leading human capital businesses and extensive experience supporting financial services and technology companies to implement human resources solutions across the globe. We look forward to him joining the team.”
According to Mendes, Block.one is an influencer in propelling a widespread adoption of the blockchain technology. He also mentions Block.one as his own company and refers to it as a global leader in blockchain-related software systems. He added:
“I am excited to come on board and support the growth and development of the Group’s global operations.”
James Mendes has a diverse work experience across different regions of the world including Asia, Africa and Europe. Mendes has also worked in a number of other spaces including Korn Ferry and Alexander Mann Solutions in Asia.
Block.one and EOSIO are closely-knitted entities and are highly dependent on the EOS tokens for their functioning. At press time, EOS is trading at $6.74 with a market cap of about $6 billion and a weekly dip of -4.19% in its price.
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