People on the Move: Anja Manuel, Ripple Labs
Ripple Labs, creators of the Ripple payment protocol, has named Anja Manuel, a former U.S. Department of State official, as an adviser to the company. Manuel is a co-founder and partner in RiceHadleyGates LLC, a strategic consulting firm that assists senior executives at major U.S. companies in key emerging markets. She also teaches in Stanford University’s International Policy Studies program. Manuel previously served as an official at the U.S. State Department, where she was responsible for South and Central Asian policy, congressional outreach and legal matters.