He is the interface for regulatory compliance to bring Libra’s anticipated payment system to market

Dante Disparte

Vice Chairman, Head of Policy and Communications, Libra Association, Washington D.C., USA

Why you should listen

As Head of Policy and Communications of the Libra Association, Dante Disparte is in charge of overall governance for the creation of the new digital currency, Libra. His job is to gain global acceptance for the new payment system by ensuring fair policies and assuring the public that it could be trusted despite the privacy issues of Facebook, the project’s primary incubator.

Facebook has been driving the early technology development of Libra but has now shifted the tech as an open-source project under the Libra Association. Dante is heading the association providing the reserve and treasury backing the new currency. Unlike cryptocurrencies, the reserve is composed of real-world assets, including bank deposits and short-term government securities, as overseen by the Libra Association.

Dante comes to the Libra Association with two decades of experience as an entrepreneur, business leader and global risk expert, most recently as founder and head of Risk Cooperative, a strategic risk advisory and insurance brokerage based in Washington, D.C. He is also a founding advisor of the Global Blockchain Business Council and a senior fellow with the Blockchain Trust Accelerator where he supports technology and digital transformation initiatives.

Hear Dante speak at Worldwebforum 2020 about the future of currencies and financial infrastructures.

About Libra Association

The Libra Association is working to empower people around the world through the creation of a simple global currency.

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Biography

Dante Disparte is the vice chairman and Head of Policy and Communications for the Libra Association, a newly-formed organization that has brought together social impact organizations and a diverse group of leading businesses from around the world to create a low-friction, high-trust payment system that empowers billions of people.

Dante comes to the Libra Association with two decades of experience as an entrepreneur, business leader and global risk expert, most recently as founder and head of Risk Cooperative, a strategic risk advisory and insurance brokerage based in Washington, D.C. He has lived and worked in Europe, the United States and the Caribbean, and has conducted business all over the world. In addition to leading Risk Cooperative since its inception five years ago, Dante also serves as an appointee on the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) National Advisory Council, the United States’ federal emergency response agency. He is a founding advisor of the Global Blockchain Business Council and a senior fellow with the Blockchain Trust Accelerator where he supports technology and digital transformation initiatives.

Dante is a frequent speaker and commentator on business and political issues shaping the world. His views on risk, economic competitiveness and security issues are regularly featured in leading media and publications, such as Harvard Business Review, BBC, Forbes and International Policy Digest.

Dante is a graduate of Harvard Business School and holds an MSc. in Risk Management from the NYU Stern School of Business and a B.A. in International and Intercultural Studies from Goucher College. He is the co-author “Global Risk Agility and Decision Making” (Macmillan, 2016) and was recognized as one of the 40 leaders under 40 by the Washington Business Journal and in the inaugural Powermeter 100 list.