Ripple is a blockchain company known for its campaign to persuade the financial industry to use XRP to facilitate cross-border payments. The team recently hired Kahina Van Dyke as Senior Vice President of Business and Corporate Development. The new role will see her focusing on driving new partnerships across the global finances industry.
Van Dyke is a veteran in the banking industry with more than 20 years of experience at companies such as Mastercard and Citibank. She makes this transition from her most recent role as Facebook’s Global Payments Director.
In an interview with Fortune, she stated that the international payment system’s web of “correspondent banks” needs to be shaken up, which aligns with what we’ve seen from Ripple. With experience at a fast-paced company like Facebook, Van Dyke should be able to help advance the financial industry while blockchain and cryptocurrencies are becoming more familiar.