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Rebecca Liao

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Rebecca is the Co-Founder of Skuchain, a top blockchain company that provides an end-to-end platform for trade and supply chain and a 2019 World Economic Forum Tech Pioneer. In 2020, the World Trade Organization named Skuchain one of the top three blockchain companies in trade finance. Under her leadership, Skuchain’s platform grew to $5 billion+ in annual volume.

She was a member of Secretary Clinton’s foreign policy team for her 2016 presidential campaign, responsible for Asia trade and economic policy. Prior to Skuchain, Rebecca was Director of Business Development and Head of Asia at Globality, Inc., a Softbank-backed B2B unicorn for AI-powered procurement of professional services. She began her career as an international corporate attorney at Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom LLP and Fenwick & West LLP. She represented clients in Asia, North America and Europe across a variety of industries, including Internet, mobile, semiconductors, enterprise software, energy, advertising technology, consumer technology and finance.

Rebecca is also a writer and China analyst. Her writing has appeared in the New York Times, Financial Times and Foreign Affairs, among other publications. A graduate of Stanford University, where she studied Economics, and Harvard Law School, she serves on the Board of Advisors of the Center for a New American Security (CNAS) and is a Co-Chair of the Brookings Society. In the wake of rising anti-Asian hate, she co-founded and currently chairs The ACTION Project, a creative agency of Asian American Academy and Emmy Award-recognized creatives and leaders in entertainment, law, technology, business, education, and journalism shaping the national narrative around our diverse community.