Anyone who has gone through the job interview process and succeeds in getting that new position, knows that being selected means that your new employer believes in your ability. They have probably checked and verified your academic, professional, and sometimes personal background. The Ripple Company has recently welcomed a new Senior Vice President in Business and Corporate Development, Ms. Kahina Van Dyke.
Ms. Van Dyke has over 20 years of experience in banking and technology and will focus on driving new and strategic partnerships for Ripple across the global financial industry.
Her track record in banking and technology includes the following:
- Working at Mastercard and Citibank
- Most recently, at Facebook where she led the Global Financial Services team and spearheaded the connection of people around the world to financial services they never had before
- Forged partnerships while at Facebook with Citibank, PayPal, TD Ameritrade, Visa, Western Union and others. This, in turn, connected people in Asia, Europe, Middle East, Africa and North America helping to provide easier access to their bank accounts and send payments on the platform
- She spearheaded the partnership between Facebook and Mastercard that enabled micro-payments on the social media platform and further financially connecting more users in Africa
It is with this background in partnerships, finance, and banking, that Ms. Van Dyke will hit the ground running at Ripple as the newest Senior V.P in Banking and Corporate Development.
She is quoted as saying that:
“The correspondent banking networks underpinning today’s global payments were built nearly 40 years ago and designed to accommodate large, corporate payments…we need a new global technology solution for international payments that offers interoperability with existing systems, connecting them and leveraging their value.”
That new global technology solution exists through the various products Ripple offers of xCurrent, xVia, xRapid and allowing banks and remittance service providers to join the RippleNet.
When asked why she joined Ripple, Ms. Van Dyke stated that:
“Ripple provides a real solution for eliminating the friction in cross-border payments. Together, with our partners, we can reduce friction and deliver better options for individuals, businesses and financial institutions. It’s an exciting time in the industry — and I feel very fortunate to be a part of creating the next generation of global payments.”
With the last statement above, Ms. Van Dyke is sure to hit the ground running at Ripple to forge the best partnerships across the globe as well as spearheading financial inclusion to the un-banked in a manner similar to how the facebook/Mastercard partnership brought micropayment services to Africa.
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