October 5th, 2021 - The Algorand Foundation is excited to welcome Staci Warden to the Algorand Foundation Board of Directors.
The appointment of Staci to the board as our fifth board member will provide invaluable additional leadership to support us on our journey to decentralization and the creation of a borderless economy based on an inclusive ecosystem. Staci brings a wealth of global market experience across crypto/blockchain, FinTech and innovative finance, which will support and guide us as we continue to further develop and grow the Algorand ecosystem.
“We are delighted to have Staci join our Board of Directors at the Algorand Foundation. With her extensive institutional network ranging from blockchain, emerging markets and NGOs to growth businesses, we will benefit significantly from her leadership and guidance as we continue to grow our ecosystem and communities especially with global institutions and social impact organizations.” - Sean Lee, CEO, Algorand Foundation.
‘I am thrilled to join the Algorand Foundation to help drive its core mission of global inclusion. There are 1.7 bn people in the world without access to a financial system of any kind, and the Algorand protocol has the speed and decentralized security to address this problem on a global scale. I am excited for the future of Algorand and the huge role it can play to bring the benefits of inclusion of all kinds to people around the world’. - Staci Warden
More about Staci:
For eight years, Staci ran the Global Market Development Practice at the Milken Institute, where she led or oversaw initiatives on strengthening capital markets, crypto/blockchain, FinTech, and innovative finance to promote the sustainable development goals. Prior to Milken, Warden ran J.P. Morgan’s public sector practice for EMEA out of London for six years and worked in sovereign DCM in New York for two years. Before JPMorgan, she led the Nasdaq’s two markets for microcap companies, and in the public/NFP sectors had senior roles at the U.S. Treasury Department, the Center for Global Development, and the Harvard Institute for International Development.
Staci has worked or done business in over 50 countries and has advised, spoken and written widely on issues of sovereign-wealth management, capital-market development, and financial innovation for inclusion and poverty reduction. In addition to the Algorand Foundation, she sits on the Boards of the Global Blockchain Business Council and the Energy Hub for Growth. She chairs the Board of the Rwandan Capital Market Authority, a cabinet appointed position. Warden also serves on several high-profile advisory committees, including the advisory committees of United Nations Capital Development Fund (UNCDF), the European Parliament’s Science and Technology Committee (STOA), and the U.S. Financial Technology Association.
The Algorand Foundation is dedicated to fulfilling the global promise of blockchain technology by leveraging the Algorand protocol and open-source software, which was initially designed by Silvio Micali and a team of leading scientists. With core beliefs in the establishment of an open, public, and permissionless blockchain, the Algorand Foundation has a vision for an inclusive ecosystem that provides an opportunity for everyone to harness the potential of an equitable and truly borderless economy.
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