TripActions Names Stripe Executive Clara Liang to Board of Directors

  • People Moves
  • 17.11.2022 03:00 pm

TripActions, the all-in-one travel, corporate card, and expense management solution, today announced the appointment of Clara Liang to the company’s board of directors, effective immediately. A seasoned product leader with experience across the travel and financial sectors, Liang has held senior leadership roles across both consumer and enterprise companies.

Liang joins TripActions Board Members Ben Horowitz of Andreessen Horowitz, Oren Zeev of Zeev Ventures, Arif Janmohammed of Lightspeed Ventures, Sandesh Patnam, and Ariel Cohen and Ilan Twig of TripActions. Observers include Adam Bain of 01Advisors, Dan Rose of Coatue, and Neil Mehta of Greenoaks.

“We are thrilled to welcome Clara to the TripActions Board of Directors,” says TripActions co-founder and CEO, Ariel Cohen. “From my experience working with her at Jive, I know Clara’s background in creating transformative products and experiences will be extremely valuable as TripActions continues to raise the bar across travel and expense management.”

As the Head of Link at Stripe, a financial infrastructure platform, Liang drives product and service innovation across several business segments. Prior to Stripe, Liang served as Vice President and General Manager at Airbnb (NASDAQ: ABNB), where she led international teams, luxury travel, and professional hosting — including the acquisitions of HotelTonight and Urbandoor. She was also the Chief Product Officer for Jive Software and spent 11 years at IBM in a number of senior development and design roles.

Since October 2019, Liang has been a member of the board of directors at SoFi (NASDAQ: SOFI). She holds a Bachelor’s in Symbolic Systems from Stanford University and a Master’s in Technology Commercialization from the University of Texas, Austin.

Following its recent Series G up-round, which valued the company at $9.2B and its fourth Europe-based acquisition in 18 months, the appointment of Liang to the Board adds to TripActions’ momentum as the company’s user-first, modern approach to simplifying travel and expense management continues to resonate with global businesses.

TripActions’ scalable solution has earned customers that range from startups like Carta, Loom, Notion, and Databricks, to enterprise companies such as Unilever, Adobe, Heineken, and Thomson Reuters that are looking to gain real-time visibility and control as businesses increase travel to strengthen relationships with customers and employees.

“I was drawn to TripActions’ mission to make travel easier for every business traveller. Their impressive growth over the last two years is a testament to the team’s relentless commitment to innovation and its customers,” says Liang. “I’ve long admired Ariel and Ilan’s expertise as builders and their dedication to building a company with the goal of revolutionizing travel and expense management. I am excited to go on this journey and look forward to working with the rest of the Board.”

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