Blythe Masters

Board Co-Chair

USA / United Kingdom

Blythe Masters is CEO of Digital Asset, a New York-headquartered financial technology company that builds tools for wholesale financial service providers using distributed ledger technology. She is also Chair of the Governing Board of the Linux Foundation’s open source Hyperledger Project, member of the International Advisory Board of Santander Group, and Advisory Board Member of the US Chamber of Digital Commerce.

Blythe was previously a senior executive at J.P. Morgan. After 27 years there, she left J.P. Morgan following the successful sale of the bank’s physical commodities business, which she built between 2007 and 2014. From 2012, she was also responsible for Corporate & Investment Bank Regulatory Affairs. She was a member of the Corporate & Investment Bank Operating Committee and previously the firm’s Executive Committee. From 2004 to 2007, she was CFO of the Investment Bank. Earlier positions included Head of Global Credit Portfolio and Credit Policy and Strategy, Head of North American Structured Credit Products, co-Head of Asset Backed Securitization and Head of Global Credit Derivatives Marketing.

From 2012 to 2014, Blythe was Chair of the Global Financial Markets Association. From 2008-2010, she was Chair of the Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association. From 2015 to 2016, she was the Chair of the Board of Santander Consumer Holdings Inc.

Blythe is an advocate for diversity and human rights. She is co-Chair of the Board of the Global Fund for Women, a Board Member of the Breast Cancer Research Foundation and the Feminist Institute, an Advisory Board Member of ID2020, and the former Board Chair of the Greater New York City Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure.

Blythe has a B.A. in economics from Trinity College, Cambridge. She has one daughter, is an avid equestrian, and lives in New York.