Cross-border blockchain payment technology company Ripple announced today Zoe Cruz to its board of directors. Cruz served as co-president for institutional securities and wealth management at Morgan Stanley from 2005 to 2007. Prior to that role, she was global head of fixed income, commodities and foreign exchange. She joined Morgan Stanley in 1982 and was the third founding member of the foreign exchange (FX) group.
Forbes named her to its Most Powerful Women list for three years running (2005, 2006, 2007).
Following her 25-year tenure at Morgan Stanley, Cruz founded an investment management firm, Voras Capital Management and was a senior adviser at Promontory Financial Group. Today, she is founder and CEO of EOZ Global, a single family office.
Cruz is a member of Old Mutual PLC’s board of directors and is a member of the investment committee for the endowment fund of Bowdoin college.
“With her 35 years of experience in finance and foreign exchange, Zoe will offer us a unique perspective and invaluable guidance on how to accelerate RippleNet growth and XRP usage across the network globally,” said Brad Garlinghouse, CEO of Ripple. “The team is incredibly inspired by Zoe’s career and we very much look forward to leveraging her expertise to make our vision — an Internet of Value — a reality.”