Vansa Chatikavanij, CEO of OMG Network
Vansa is the Chief Executive Officer of OmiseGO. She joined the company in 2017 as the Managing Director and as one of the first team members; prior to its initial fundraising phase. Vansa brings to the company years of leadership, finance and development experience. Focused on building the best company, she is responsible for growing the team from one to over forty employees, and managing the direction of key leadership and business strategy of the company.
Prior to OmiseGO, Vansa led dynamic teams of engineers, economists and social scientists in a range of projects. At the World Bank, she was involved in implementing international development programs worth over US $ 1 billion. These programs focused on financial inclusion, infrastructure investments, and environmental and social development. Vansa is co-founder and board member of Sky Visual Imaging Venture, a drone imagery specialist company that maps agricultural land. She also advises blockchain projects including Hoard Exchange.
Vansa's career in the blockchain industry started with her peer-to-peer agriculture lending platform aimed at using blockchain technology to facilitate capital-flow for farmers. She joined OmiseGO recognizing that the infrastructure for deploying open financial services weren't available at the time and needed a platform similar to the OMG Network to connect users with global market opportunities.
She holds a bachelor's degree in environmental studies from Middlebury College and a master's degree in earth and environmental studies from Columbia University.