Stripe, an online payment processing company, announced that the former Governor of the Bank of England (BOE) and the Bank of Canada (BOC) Mark Carney has joined the company’s Board of Directors. Carney is currently serving as the Vice-Chairman of the Toronto-based Brookfield Asset Management.
According to the official announcement, Stripe aims to take advantage of Mark Carney’s extensive experience in global financial systems and governance. Carney has joined Christa Davies, Diane Greene, Jonathan Chadwick, Sir Michael Moritz, Patrick and John Collison as a board member of the company.
Carney is an economist and one of the well-known bankers in the world. He served as the Governor of the Bank of Canada from 2008 until 2013 and then served the Bank of England as a Governor from 2013 to 2018. He joined Brookfield Asset Management in October 2020, the company has more than $500 billion worth of assets under management.
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“Stripe has been at the forefront of enabling this new digital economy, providing innovative and resilient global payment solutions to businesses large and small. In the process, Stripe has been breaking down barriers to global trade and accelerating economic output. I look forward to supporting Stripe over the coming years as they build the global infrastructure that enables the internet to become the engine for strong and inclusive economic growth,” Carney said.
Stripe has seen significant growth in the last 10 years. Millions of businesses across more than 40 countries processed billions of dollars of payments through Stripe’s infrastructure.
“As Stripe enters its second decade, Mark’s unparalleled experience of the highest levels of financial services and central banking will be of enormous benefit as we work to grow the GDP of the internet. From his desire to see faster settlement systems to his commitment to climate change mitigation, Mark’s values align with ours. We’re delighted he’s joining our Board of Directors,” John Collison, Co-founder and President of Stripe, mentioned in the official announcement.