May 02, 2019

Rebecca Liao, Executive Vice President of Skuchain, Joins CNAS Board of Advisors

Washington, May 2, 2019 – The Center for a New American Security (CNAS) is pleased to announce that Rebecca Liao, Executive Vice President at Skuchain, a top blockchain company that provides an end-to-end platform for trade and supply chain, has joined the CNAS Board of Advisors. As a member of the Board, she will actively contribute to the development and execution of the organization’s intellectual agenda. The Board of Advisors is comprised of prominent leaders from the private sector, academia, the military, and government who help inform the Center’s research and expand its community of interest.

“Rebecca will bring great expertise, experience, and ideas to the Board of Advisors,” said CNAS CEO Richard Fontaine. “The Center takes a keen interest in the national security implications of both economics and technology. Rebecca’s background in high-tech, international trade, and governance will provide a critical real-world perspective. We are pleased to welcome her to the Board of Advisors.”

Before joining Skuchain, Liao was a member of Secretary Clinton’s foreign policy team for her 2016 presidential campaign, focusing on Asia trade and economic policy. Previously, she was Director of Business Development and head of Asia at Globality, Inc., a B2B platform for AI-powered procurement of professional services. She began her career as an international corporate attorney at Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom LLP and Fenwick and West LLP, representing clients in Asia, North America and Europe across a variety of industries, including Internet, mobile, semiconductors, enterprise software, energy, advertising technology, consumer technology and finance. She also regularly advised public and private companies on corporate governance and securities law compliance.

Liao’s writing has appeared in numerous outlets, including The New York Times, Financial Times, Foreign Affairs, The Atlantic, Bloomberg View, San Francisco Chronicle, and many others. She regularly comments on China for Deutsche Welle and Channel NewsAsia and is a contributing editor at SupChina.

Liao is a graduate of Stanford University, where she studied Economics, and Harvard Law School, where she founded The Aleph Mag, a digital magazine about art, culture and Chinese law and politics. She serves as Co-Chair of the Brookings Society and is a member of the Board of Directors of Words Without Borders, Voices of Music and the Wagner Society of Northern California. She is also a member of the National Committee on US-China Relations. Rebecca is a jazz and opera singer and tweets at @beccaliao.

For more information, please contact Cole Stevens at or 202-695-8166.