Ripples former SVP of Business and Corporate Development, has officially joined Standard Chartered. Kahina Van Dyke worked at Ripple from June 2018 to January 2020. Kahina Van Dyke also served on the board of directors for Money Gram as an observer. Kahina joins from Ripple, the blockchain-based enterprise payments company, where she was Senior Vice President, Business & Corporate Development. She was previously Global Director, Financial Services and Payments at Facebook, and previously spent several years at Mastercard and Citigroup.
From Standard Chartered:
Innovation is essential in delivering our clients a better experience. It’s why we’re thrilled to welcome Kahina Van Dyke. As a leading figure in FinTech, her wealth of experience will help accelerate the next generation of global finance services for our corporate clients.
Simon Copper, Chief Executive, CCIB at Standard Chartered, said
“Kahina is joining my team at a pivotal time in our development. We have achieved a number of successes with clients, at times developing our own platforms and at others forging partnerships with fintechs, and we’re not standing still – this is a statement of intent. Kahina will spearhead a talented team in taking our data analytics and channel capabilities to the next level as we continuously seek to deliver the best client experience.”
In 2018, Standard Chartered announced that they were to extend its use of the Ripple network for cross-border payments to five more pairs of countries over the coming year. The bank went public with its use of Ripple to unlock the $15 billion trade corridor between India and Singapore in November.
Standard Chartered CEO Bill Winters stated:
“We are using blockchain technology to streamline cross-border payments as part of the first live, real-time payments corridor between Singapore and India.
Kahina Van Dyke heading over to SC is only a good thing. It is our understanding that SC has been operating under the radar with the use of RippleNet.