Ripple has appointed former U.S. State Department Official Anja Manuel to its board of directors. Manuel has served as a special advisor to Ripple since 2015.
Manuel is the author of “This Brave New World: India, China and the United States”. Previously, she served as an official at the U.S. State Department, where she held responsibility for South and Central Asian policy.
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Chris Larsen, executive chairman of Ripple’s board, said: “Anja’s extensive experience in foreign policy and international business have already proven to be valuable assets to Ripple as our network business quickly expands across the globe. I’m thrilled she’ll play an even more integral role in our strategy as a director on our board.”
Manuel currently advises American firms on how to expand into emerging markets, particularly India and China, as co-founder and managing partner at RiceHadleyGates LLC, along with former U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, former National Security Advisor Stephen Hadley, and former Secretary of Defense Robert Gates. In addition, since 2009 she is also a lecturer on U.S. foreign policy in Asia at Stanford University.
Manuel added: “My passion for Ripple’s vision for an Internet of Value, in which money will move like information moves today, and my belief that Ripple has the team to execute on it have only grown having had the privilege of working with the team over the past two years. I look forward to leveraging my international policy and business experience as a board member to support Ripple’s ambitious expansion in new markets.”