Okta has unveiled that Emilie Choi, President and Chief Operating Officer of Coinbase Global, has been appointed to the company’s board of directors, effective August 19, 2022.
“Emilie’s passion for entrepreneurship, technology, and scaling mission-oriented businesses has helped build some of the most influential technology companies of the last two decades,” said Todd McKinnon, Okta’s CEO and co-founder.
“We are excited to welcome her expertise and perspective to Okta’s board of directors as we build the world’s digital identity standard.”, McKinnon continued.
“It’s clear that identity is at the heart of every industry and every digital interaction. I look forward to working with Okta as the company executes on its mission of freeing anyone to safely use any technology and creating a world where your identity belongs to you,” said Choi.
About Emilie Choi
Ms. Choi serves as President and Chief Operating Officer at Coinbase Global, where she has worked since March 2018, previously as Vice President of Business, Data and International. She also served as a member of the board of directors of ZipRecruiter, Naspers Limited and Prosus N.V., a subsidiary of Naspers Limited.
Previously, Ms. Choi served as the Vice President and Head of Corporate Development at LinkedIn Corporation from 2009 to 2018. Prior to LinkedIn Corporation, Ms. Choi held leadership roles in corporate development, strategy, and operations at Warner Bros. from 2007 to 2009.
She also worked in corporate development and strategy at Yahoo! from 2003 to 2005 and began her career as a Senior Analyst in Investment Banking at Legg Mason Wood Walker, from 2000 to 2003.
Ms. Choi holds a B.A. in Economics from the Johns Hopkins University and an M.B.A from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.