Board of Directors




John is the Board Chairman and co-founder of ID2020. He is an entrepreneur specializing in systems design, operating at the forefront of technology driven transformation in financial services over the last two decades. He is a recognized leader for establishing and implementing thematic change, include the algorithm-driven trading businesses for the global markets divisions of Lehman Brothers and then JP Morgan. John cofounded Redkite, a FinTech company which designed and deployed the first real-time trade surveillance system for global markets.

Dr. Seth Berkley

Dr. Seth Berkley is Gavi’s CEO. A medical doctor specializing in infectious disease epidemiology, Dr. Berkley founded the International AIDS Vaccine Initiative (IAVI) in 1996, where he served as President and CEO. Prior to founding IAVI, he worked for the Health Sciences Division at The Rockefeller Foundation. He has also held posts at the Center for Infectious Diseases, the US Centers for Disease Control; the Massachusetts Department of Public Health; and the Carter Center, where he was assigned as an epidemiologist to the Ministry of Health in Uganda. Dr. Berkley played a key role in Uganda’s national HIV sero-survey and helped develop its National AIDS Control programs. He has consulted or worked in more than 25 countries in Asia, Africa and Latin America. Dr. Berkley has been recognized by Time magazine as one of the “100 Most Influential People in the World”. 

Elana Broitman

Elana is the director of New America NYC. She has served as the deputy assistant secretary in the Office of Manufacturing & Industrial Base Policy in the Department of Defense and as a senior advisor to Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.), having spent time in a technology company, with prior service as counsel to the House International Relations Committee. Broitman brings philanthropic experience, having worked as senior vice president at UJA Federation. Broitman comes to New America from Greenberg Traurig, where she was a shareholder. Broitman's work has focused on cybersecurity, national security, human rights, and refugee issues. She is a graduate of Trinity University and the University of Texas School of Law and speaks both Russian and German.

Oliver Bussmann

Oliver has gained a worldwide reputation as a technology thought leader and driver of large-scale transformation at global organizations in the Financial Services and Hi-Tech Industry. As Group Chief Information Officer of UBS from 2013 to 2016 he successfully led a major IT transformation effort, instituted a new group-wide innovation framework and established UBS as a pioneer in the development of Blockchain for use in financial services. Prior to joining UBS Oliver was Global Chief Information Officer at SAP for four years, and was CIO for North America & Mexico at Allianz. Previous roles included executive positions at Deutsche Bank and IBM. Oliver has won numerous prestigious awards, including being named COO/CTO of the year by Financial News/The Wall Street Journal in 2015, and being named one of the Financial News "Fintech 40" innovators shaping the future of finance.

Chip Dempsey

Chip is Senior Vice President and Chief Commercial Officer at OCC, the world's largest equity derivatives clearing organization. In this role, where he is responsible for OCC's strategy, planning and business and product development efforts. Prior to joining OCC, he served as Executive Director of Principal Strategic Investments for Morgan Stanley where he co-led investments in market structure and fintech companies, and formulated investment theses regarding such areas as distributed ledgers, artificial intelligence and emerging markets. Mr. Dempsey's previous clearinghouse experience includes the re-engineering of the Board of Trade Clearing Corporation after the departure of the Chicago Board of Trade. Before that he ran global sales and strategy at SunGard Futures and began his career as a proprietary trader and options market maker.

Blythe Masters

Blythe Masters is the CEO of Digital Asset Holdings, a financial technology firm developing distributed ledger technology for wholesale financial services. She joined Digital Asset in 2015 after 27 years at J.P.Morgan Chase, where she rose to Managing Director at the age of 28. She was a member of the firm’s Executive Committee and the Investment Bank’s Operating Committee and served in numerous senior positions including Head of Global Commodities, CFO of the Investment Bank, and Head of Global Credit Portfolio and Credit Policy and Strategy. She served as the Chair of SIFMA and the GFMA, trade associations promoting public trust and confidence in financial markets. Blythe is currently on the board of The Breast Cancer Research Foundation and is co-Chair of the Global Fund for Women. She is also Group Senior Advisor on Blockchain for Banco Santander and Chair of Governing Board of Hyperledger at the Linux Foundation.

David Treat

David Treat is a Managing Director and the Global Head of Accenture’s Financial Services Blockchain practice, co-lead of Accenture’s Firm-wide Blockchain Strategic Growth Initiative and manages Accenture’s relationship with several large Financial Services clients. He has 20 years of experience in Financial Services split between consulting and industry roles spanning Capital Markets, Retail Banking, and Cards.  He has expertise in running strategy functions, innovation, strategic cost management, large-scale restructuring, customer relationship management, M&A, and outsourcing & offshoring. Dave also sits on the boards of the Linux Hyperledger Project and the Enterprise Ethereum Alliance.

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Kim is a Distinguished Engineer and Architect of Identity at Microsoft. As Architect of Identity, Kim played a leading role in the evolution of Active Directory,  Federation Services, Microsoft Identity Manager, CardSpace and other identity initiatives. Prior to Microsoft, Kim was VP of Technology at ZOOMIT, where he pioneered metadirectory technology and built the first shipping product. 

Kim has served on RISEPTIS, the high-level European Union advisory body providing vision and guidance on security and trust in the Information Society.  He has won a number of industry awards, including Digital Identity World’s Innovation Award, Network Computing’s Top 25 Technology Drivers Award and MVP Award, Network World’s 50 Most Powerful People in Networking, Microsoft’s Trustworthy Computing Privacy Award and’s Agenda Setters.