Today Ripple is pleased to announce that Sandie O’Connor is joining its board of directors. O’Connor has over 30 years of leadership experience with a deep background in finance, treasury, capital markets and regulatory affairs. As Ripple expands its global network and continues to push for clarity in the US, she will provide advice on key government relationships and regulatory initiatives as the company continues to grow.
“Sandie is valued by her Wall Street colleagues and regulators alike. Their extensive network and deep understanding of markets, capital flows and banking will provide valuable and unique insights as new policies and regulations take shape in the US, “said Brad Garlinghouse, CEO of Ripple. “The US needs a single clear legal framework for crypto that creates a level playing field and supports American innovations and businesses. Sandie’s experience and guidance will support us on our journey to building a more inclusive financial system. “
O’Connor recently retired as Chief Regulatory Affairs Officer for JPMorgan Chase, where she defined the company’s overall regulatory strategy and led working with G-20 regulators and policy makers to advance regulation. Prior to this position, O’Connor held various senior positions within the firm, including Global Treasurer and Head of Prime Services, and served on several company-wide governance committees, including Risk and Capital. O’Connor joined JPMorgan in 1988 and has held positions of increasing responsibility in the Investment Bank and Corporate divisions for over 30 years.
“Ripple is transforming the financial landscape and addressing inefficiencies with today’s payments infrastructure using digital assets and blockchain technology,” said Sandie O’Connor. “The market opportunity has never been greater and I am excited to bring my experience working with executives to develop regulatory policies to support the development of the payments ecosystem and promote financial access and inclusion. “
O’Connor currently serves on the Board of Directors of Terex Corporation (NYSE: TEX) and currently serves as Chairman of the Greater New York YMCA. She has been named to the American Banker’s top 25 list of the most powerful women in banking and finance several times. O’Connor is a member of a financial stability task force and advisory committees for the Office of Financial Research and FDIC Systemic Solution.