Emi Yoshikawa is the Senior Director of Global Operations at Ripple. She is passionate about realizing the “Internet of Value” through the use of blockchain technologies. At Ripple, she manages a joint venture partnerships and leads market entry initiatives in Asia. Emi was selected as a top-50 “Women in Fintech” Influencer by Onalytica in 2017 and is a frequent speaker at fintech conferences. She started her career in the financial engineering space, leading the development of portfolio analytics software at MSCI, previously part of Morgan Stanley, and also ran a US-Asia consulting business. Emi holds an MBA from Harvard Business School and is also a CFA charter holder. She actively tweets about the blockchain industry in both English and Japanese using her account (@emy_wng).