Fintech unicorn SoFi announced on Friday it has appointed Airbnb’s Vice President and General Manager, Clara Liang to its Board of Directors. According to SoFi, Liang has been with Airbnb since 2016 and has also led product management for community support, payments, trust, and infrastructure. Prior to joining Airbnb, Liang served as Chief Product Officer at Jive Software and spent 11 years at IBM in a number of technology and professional services roles.
“2019 has been a pivotal year for SoFi, as we’ve solidified our full suite of digital financial products that serve our members’ needs. Clara is a proven leader in building and driving growth of multiple business lines, all with a community-first mentality. She will be instrumental in helping our Board and management deliver on our mission of helping SoFi members achieve financial independence.”
Liang also commented:
“SoFi combines technology and community to make personal finance simple and accessible.It’s a tremendous honor to join the board, and I look forward to working with this team in support of our members everywhere.”
SoFi added that along with Liang’s appointment, Board member Peggy Alford will be departing her role. Alford recently joined PayPal as Senior Vice President of Core Markets. She is formerly the Chief Financial Officer and Head of Operations at the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative. She joined the Board in 2018.