The Libra Association

The Libra Association is an independent membership organization, headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland.

Libra is Open Source

Open Source

Fostering an open-source community to spur the development of a robust network of financial products and services to help people access and use the Libra payment system.

Libra is Scalable

Scalable

Growing the network by adding more validator nodes and coordinating the technical roadmap among the validator nodes.

Secure

Facilitating the provision of services in the Libra payment system in a safe and compliant manner.

Role

The Association is responsible for the governance of the Libra network and the development of the Libra project.

Libra Organization - The founding members are committed to developing and securing the network

Organization

The Association is governed by the Libra Association Council, which is comprised of one representative per Association Member.

Libra - reinvent money. Transform the global economy. So people can live better lives everywhere.

Member responsibility

Governance

Members participate in key decision making for the Libra network and the Reserve. They oversee the operation of the payment system, facilitate the provision of services on top of the blockchain in a safe and compliant manner, and establish social impact grant-making in support of financial inclusion.

Implementation

Members run the validator nodes that operate the blockchain. Validator nodes are responsible for securing the network and validating transactions on the blockchain.

Strategy

Members are responsible for developing the long-term strategy for the network and the Reserve. Each Member has one vote to ensure that no one Member has too much control over the network.

The Executive Team

The Executive Team leads day-to-day operations, communications, relationships with key stakeholders, and business and developer partnerships.
Stuart LeveyCEO

Stuart provides overall leadership as a globally recognized leader in banking, regulatory policy, and national security.

Bertrand PerezCOO

Bertrand brings expertise in payments innovation plus extensive management experience to the Association’s day-to-day operations.

James EmmettManaging Director of Libra Networks

James brings vast experience as a financial services leader to his role overseeing the day-to-day operations of Libra Networks.

Steve BunnellChief Legal Officer

Steve brings deep legal, national security, FinTech, and regulatory experience to the Association.

Dante DisparteHead of Policy and Communications

An entrepreneur, business leader, and global risk advisor, Dante is deeply involved at the intersection of blockchain and digital transformation.

Michael EngleHead of Developer Platform

Michael has built and scaled ecosystems that enable thousands of developers to build innovative businesses on leading digital platforms.

Kurt HemeckerHead of Business Development

Kurt is a seasoned builder and manager of global business relationships across payments, mobile technology, and fintech industries.

The Board of Directors

The Board of Directors is comprised of five members. The board is charged with carrying out day-to-day management and representation of the Association.
Wences CasaresCEO of Xapo

Wences is a technology and finance entrepreneur who believes that cryptocurrencies could revolutionize the world.

Matthew DavieCSO of Kiva Microfunds

With a career focused on furthering financial inclusion, Matthew leverages emerging technologies for vulnerable populations around the world.

Patrick EllisGeneral Counsel of PayU

Patrick has worked predominantly in the banking and finance sector, with deep experience in fintech, payments, and their potential to build a world without financial borders.

Katie HaunGeneral Partner of Andreessen Horowitz

An expert on the intersection of technology and regulation, Katie advances responsible innovation, helping crypto projects and regulators take a forward-looking approach.

David MarcusHead of Novi

David is a lifelong entrepreneur who believes blockchain technology will create better and more accessible financial services that work for everyone.

The Technical Steering Committee

Appointed by the Council, the Technical Steering Committee (TSC) is comprised of representatives from five Member organizations, tasked with overseeing and coordinating the technical design and development of the Libra network.
George Cabrera IIILibra Core Product Lead of Novi

As Novi’s most senior Technical Product Manager and the product lead for the Libra testnet, George brings a broad and deep understanding of the Libra Blockchain to his role in governance.

Nick GrossmanPartner of Union Square Ventures

Nick brings extensive experience leading and advising technology startups in areas like fintech and blockchain to governance of the Libra project.

Joe LallouzCEO and Founder of Bison Trails

One of the world’s experts on blockchain scalability, security, and decentralization, Joe is committed to democratizing access to blockchain networks.

Diogo MonicaCo-Founder and President of Anchorage

With deep expertise in software security, Diogo’s stewardship helps ensure that the Libra Blockchain design is based on the best of modern security engineering.

Ric ShrevesDirector of Emerging Technology of Mercy Corps

Ric’s focus is exploring the potential of distributed ledgers and digital payment systems as innovations for humanitarian aid and development.

The Members

Members consist of geographically distributed and diverse businesses and nonprofit organizations. The Association continues to welcome new Members that meet the membership criteria and support the Association’s mission of building a better payment network. Contact us if you are interested in joining the Association.
Contact us - for all association inquiries

Contact us

For all Association inquiries, contact us here.

The only official Libra site is libra.org. As of April 2020, no Libra Coins have been issued, and the Association is not currently involved in any offering of Libra Coins.