Boards of Directors
Lionel C. JohnsonChairman
Lionel is president of the Pacific Pension & Investment Institute. His career spans more than three decades during which he has been a leader in international business, public policy, and economic development. He has served as senior vice president of the Initiative for Global Development, as vice president of Turkey, Middle East, and North Africa Affairs at the Chamber of Commerce of the United States, and as senior vice president of Public Affairs at Fleishman-Hillard.
Previously, Johnson was vice president and director of International Government Affairs at Citigroup and deputy assistant secretary of the Treasury for International Development, Debt and Environment Policy in the Clinton Administration. He was also a senior advisor for Resources, Plans, and Policy to Secretary of State Warren Christopher, and a member of the Department of State Policy Planning Staff. He served as deputy director of the Clinton/Gore transition team at the Department of State.
As a member of the U.S. Foreign Service, Johnson held assignments in the U.S. Embassies in Haiti, the Philippines and Kenya. He also served as special assistant to Secretaries of State George P. Shultz and James A. Baker III. Johnson was a senior program officer at the National Democratic Institute for International Affairs. He was a graduate instructor of U.S. foreign policy and American politics at the City University of Manila, Philippines, and received his B.A. in political science from Rutgers University in 1982.
John EdgeChairman Emeritus, Board Member
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 BerkleyBoard Member
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”.
Elena BroitmanBoard Member
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 BussmannBoard Member
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 DempseyBoard Member
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.
David TreatBoard Member
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.
Blythe MastersBoard Member
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.
Kim CameronBoard Member
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 Silicon.com’s Agenda Setters.
Dr. Ann CavoukianBoard Member
Dr. Ann Cavoukian is recognized as one of the world’s leading privacy experts and the creator of privacy by design. She is Distinguished Expert-in-Residence at Ryerson University, leading the Privacy by Design Centre of Excellence. She is also a Senior Fellow of the Ted Rogers Leadership Centre at Ryerson University. Appointed as the Information and Privacy Commissioner of Ontario, Canada in 1997, Dr. Cavoukian served an unprecedented three terms as Commissioner.
Dr. Cavoukian is the author of two books, “The Privacy Payoff: How Successful Businesses Build Customer Trust, external link” with Tyler Hamilton and “Who Knows: Safeguarding Your Privacy in a Networked World, external link” with Don Tapscott. She was ranked among the top 25 women in tech, recognizing her contribution to the Canadian and global economy and named as one of the 50 most impactful Smart Cities Leaders and most recently, was named among the Top Women in Tech.
Dakota GruenerExecutive Director
As ID2020’s Executive Director, Dakota leads overall strategy, builds critical partnerships with public and private-sector stakeholders, and continually focuses the organization on an ethics-first approach.
Dakota launched the ID2020 Alliance following her work at Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance, where she served as an aide-de-camp to the CEO. Dakota graduated magna cum laude from Brown University in Providence, RI with dual degrees in Biology and Political Science, is a former management consultant with Oliver Wyman, and is a proud Californian.
The TAC assesses technologies for suitability with ID2020 technical requirements and actively engages with program design.
The PDAC assesses technologies for suitability with ID2020 technical requirements and actively engages with program design.
The EAAC drives strategic campaigns to get the word out about our mission and broaden the Alliance's reach.
Meredith KravitzEcosystem Manager
Meredith Kravitz is the Ecosystem Manager at ID2020. Prior to joining, Meredith worked with financial institutions, international organizations, nonprofits and media companies conducting investigative research and public policy analysis. She has a Master’s degree in International Relations from Yale University, and is a PhD candidate in Political Science at the University of Toronto.
Emily RutlandPrograms and Policy Analyst
Emily Rutland is ID2020’s Policy & Programs Analyst. Prior to joining, Emily worked at R3, a blockchain technology company, where she conducted research into the potential of blockchain technology to have a positive social impact. Emily graduated from Yale University with a BA in English.
Cornelius SaundersProgram Manager
Cornelius Saunders is a Program Manager at ID2020. Prior to joining, Cornelius worked on impact evaluations, pilot management and program performance assessments with Innovations for Poverty Action and the World Food Programme. He has earned a Master's of Public Policy from the University of Cambridge, and double majored in Economics and Global Affairs at Yale University, where he was captain of the varsity fencing team.
Aiden SlavinChief of Staff
As Chief of Stuff at ID2020, Aiden works on technology policy, strategy development, and knowledge management. Prior to joining ID2020, Aiden conducted M&E for IFRC, worked as a journalist for CNN and CNN Arabic, and served as a Technical Consultant for KRCS, the Sovrin Foundation, and the PeaceTech Lab at the US Institute of Peace. He currently serves as Humanitarian Innovation Fellow at Fordham University, where he conducts research on emerging technology in humanitarian application and co-organizes the Humanitarian Blockchain Summit. He holds a BA from Columbia University and an MS from Oxford University.
Adam CooperChief Architect
Adam is Chief Architect for ID2020. He is an identity standards expert, policy lead, and enterprise architect with over 25 years of experience in IT and digital disciplines. Adam was previously responsible for the overall technical architecture of the UK eID service, GOV.UK Verify, and has provided policy and technical leadership for the UK government with the eIDAS Regulation regarding cross-border eID in the European Union. Adam also advises MOSIP Modular Open Source Identity platform, the World Bank ID4D programme, the EU funded LIGHTest project and the Scottish Online Identity Assurance Programme.