Linda Zhang is the Chief Executive Officer of Ariya Digital, a financial technology platform for security tokens backed by private assets, which she co-founded in 2018. Prior to founding Ariya Digital, Ms. Zhang spent eight years at Bridgewater Associates, most recently as the as the Chief Representative, Beijing Office, heading the Beijing Representative Office and running the client team responsible for the firm’s Chinese institutional clients. Ms. Zhang holds an MBA from Harvard Business School and an MPA from Harvard Kennedy School of Government. She graduated from Harvard College with a degree in Biochemistry and a Citation in Japanese. Born in Beijing and immigrating to the US at the age of eight, Ms. Zhang has seen first-hand the incredible opportunities quality education can give a child. She is passionate about human empowerment and contributing to institutions that enable the next generation to better fulfill their true potential.