Kyoto appoints former Algomi COO, Yen-Ling Tan to spearhead its operations

Kyoto, the carbon-negative blockchain by design, is delighted to announce the appointment of Yen-Ling Tan as its new Chief Operating Officer (COO).


With over two decades of international experience in finance and business management, Yen-Ling brings a wealth of knowledge and leadership to Kyoto's already robust team. Her diverse background, spanning traditional finance and fintech, aligns seamlessly with Kyoto's mission to revolutionize the carbon credit industry and drive the Regenerative Finance (ReFi) movement.

Yen-Ling commenced her career at a global investment bank, UBS, where she held various leadership positions. Her keen interest in harnessing technological solutions for the financial sector prompted her to explore the startup scene in 2015. Before joining Kyoto, Yen-Ling held the position of COO at Algomi, an award-winning fintech company.

Frank Morey, Co-Founder of Kyoto, expressed his enthusiasm about Yen-Ling Tan joining the team:

“The Kyoto team is excited to have Yen-Ling on board. With a background in finance and tech startups, she brings the perfect blend of experience and expertise to the business. Hiring the right human capital has always been our strategic objective to ensure success as we look to revolutionize the Voluntary Carbon Market (VCM). Yen-Ling has already proven herself to be an excellent leader, and I am certain that she will help us to deliver on our mission and vision as we propel Kyoto into the future.”

At its core, Kyoto is a blockchain-driven climate technology company that aims to transform the carbon credit industry while championing the ReFi movement. The business leverages blockchain to scale ReFi and the VCM, combating climate change, supporting conservation, protecting biodiversity, and establishing a more sustainable and equitable financial system in the process. It is this that Kyoto sees as blockchain's most significant opportunity to make a profound and lasting impact on global sustainability.

Kyoto’s blockchain is specifically designed to streamline the fragmented carbon credit market, ensuring a more efficient and transparent approach. While other blockchains are adopting the ReFi movement, Kyoto is pioneering the scaling of this initiative from the ground up. As part of its commitment to driving change, Kyoto contributes 25% of all transaction fees to positive impact initiatives.

Yen-Ling Tan added:

"I'm excited to be part of a team that's using such cutting-edge technology to create a lasting environmental impact. Kyoto's mission resonates with my own commitment to driving change through innovation. I look forward to applying my experience and expertise to strengthen Kyoto's position as a leader in the carbon credit industry and the ReFi movement, ensuring a greener, more sustainable future for all."

Kyoto firmly believes that the most dependable way to achieve carbon offsetting is through a blockchain ledger with verifiable offsets. The brand's mission is to enhance transparency, efficiency, accessibility, and impact within the carbon offset industry while providing tangible benefits to its blockchain holders and users.

This announcement marks the first of several strategic hires that Kyoto plans to reveal in the coming months as the company continues strengthening its operations and leadership team.

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