William Piquard

Head of Business Development / Gatecoin


William is Head of Business Development at Gatecoin, a regulated online trading platform for cryptocurrency and blockchain assets based in Hong Kong, where he is responsible for the firm’s growth strategy, client relations and institutional partnerships.

As one of the first employees at Gatecoin, William has been an active member of the blockchain community for several years and is closely connected to key stakeholders in Europe and Asia.
William has spoken at the APFF-ASIFMA Fintech Roundtable 2016 (Hong Kong), Nikkei-JFSA’s FinTech Summit (Tokyo) and The Italian Chamber of Commerce Seminar on Blockchain and Virtual Currencies (Hong Kong).

He began his career as a strategy consultant, focusing on strategic partnerships and private equity acquisitions, working at OpusLine, a French consulting firm specialized in the healthcare sector, Katalyse, a business development consultancy and telecoms giant Alcatel-Lucent.

William left the consulting world in 2014 to join Gatecoin, after being introduced to the world of bitcoin and blockchain by the company’s co-founder and CEO Aurélien Menant.

William holds an MSc degree from HEC Paris Business School and a CEMS MSc in International Management. He is originally from Paris, France.

He is also a member of the Bitcoin Association of Hong Kong.