Blockchain Firm Ripple Hires Sendi Young As MD Of Europe Operations

Job Appointments | July 5, 2021 By:

Blockchain firm Ripple has appointed Sendi Young as managing director of Europe operations.

Young has previously served at global payment giant Mastercard. In her five years term at the company, Young held multiple vital roles ranging from management to strategic. She assisted Mastercard to explore and succeed with Bank-FinTech partnerships, commercialization, and general business development. In addition, she recently led Mastercard’s FinTech & Digital Segment globally for its Data & Services business, and through providing relevant services to the banks she enabled them to exercise real-time payments.

As Ripple’s managing director for Europe, Young will oversee strategy and champion the expansion of Ripple’s global financial network technology, RippleNet, which delivers financial solutions that enable customers to easily run and scale their business.

“Over the last decade, I’ve been at the forefront of innovation in financial services and witnessed how technology has dramatically changed how we bank and pay. However, the underlying payments and banking infrastructure remains an obstacle to frictionless value exchange across borders and inclusion. I firmly believe that blockchain and crypto will be a game-changer to enhance today’s finance, by addressing its core inefficiencies,” said Young. “These technologies can make the global financial system fairer, more inclusive and more transparent – this is just the beginning of what’s possible and I’m excited to be joining such a talented and passionate team and a company that is at the forefront of this step-change.”

“Sendi’s appointment represents a huge opportunity for our European operations given her leadership experience, deep understanding of the payments landscape, and knowledge of how to grow and scale a network business,” said Asheesh Birla, General Manager of RippleNet. “As adoption of crypto and blockchain grows, more financial institutions, payment service providers and small businesses are turning to trusted players in the space to prepare them for a crypto-enabled future. We’re excited to bring on someone who understands and shares Ripple’s vision.”