Binance Charity hires ex-INSEAD Axel Tagliavini to ramp up education outreach

Rick Steves

“I’m thrilled to be able to bring my experience and knowledge from INSEAD business school to take Binance Charity to the next level and drive even more impact with our partners in both the humanitarian and education sectors.” 

Binance Charity has appointed former INSEAD Chief of Comms Axel Tagliavini to head up the crypto giant’s philanthropic arm as it ramps up its education outreach.

With over 20 years of experience in business, marketing, and journalism, Axel Tagliavini is tasked with growing Binance Charity’s impact globally in delivering Web3 solutions to support humanitarian and educational projects.

He joins Binance Charity from INSEAD, the world-renowned Higher Education institution. There, he was Global Chief of Comms, heading up Brand & Identity, External & Internal Communications, Media Relations & PR, Digital & Data.

At INSEAD, he led the global communications and strategy teams in crisis communications and partnerships focusing on advancing the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals and CSR efforts.

As Head of Binance Charity, he will oversee every aspect of the philanthropic arm, from strategy and project delivery to communications.

To date, Binance Charity has supported over 2 million end beneficiaries through various projects and funded over 250,000 hours of training and education across a number of countries.

The firm stated that Axel Tagliavini has been brought onboard to refresh and refocus Binance Charity’s mission to ensure it aligns with Binance’s core values and objectives as well as leading a team to deliver higher impact projects.

Prestigious scholarships and free training opportunities for under-represented talent

Axel Tagliavini, Head of Binance Charity, said: “In just five years Binance Charity has improved the lives of more than 2 million people. I’m thrilled to be able to bring my experience and knowledge from INSEAD business school to take Binance Charity to the next level and drive even more impact with our partners in both the humanitarian and education sectors.”

“We want to increase accessibility and remove financial barriers to Web3 education and training. This has the potential to not only change the lives of individuals but redefine the economies of whole communities, countries and regions.”

“Web3 will continue to boom over the coming years. We want to harness this technology and use it more widely to improve people’s lives around the world. In addition to using blockchain to help with humanitarian support, my focus over the coming year is to increase the range and scope of Binance Charity’s partnerships, to provide prestigious scholarships and free training opportunities for under-represented talent, and to fund cutting-edge research so people of all backgrounds can gain a better understanding of Web3 and pursue careers across the tech sector.

Binance Charity spreads Web3 education across the globe

Binance Charity is a non-profit organization dedicated to unlocking Web3 as a powerful tool for social change. Binance Charity’s donations have funded over 250,000 hours of training and education across a number of countries, including Ukraine, France, Brazil and South Africa, Nigeria, Cyprus, and Australia.

Binance Charity’s Ukraine operation supports Eastern Ukrainians affected by the war and donated $1 million to fund 2,200 people to retrain and secure new careers in the tech sector.

In France, the organization is helping train 10,000 people, reaching women, people from underserved communities, young people, and SME business owners, so they can use Web3 to transform their livelihoods.

Binance Charity is also working in Brazil and South Africa to support women in tech, providing 2,800 women rural communities with  vocational training.

In Nigeria, a partnership with UTIVA was launched to run workshops in Blockchain/Web 3 for 50,000 young people and award 1,000 participants full scholarships to take part in an intensive 12-month tech programme.

In Cyprus and Australia, Binance Charity is partnered with the University of Nicosia and the University of Western Australia for scholarship programs, blockchain courses, a Master’s program, and research and design.

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