Chris Ballinger is the CEO and Co-founder of the Mobility Open Blockchain Initiative (MOBI), a consortium of government agencies, academic institutions, companies, and public organizations exploring blockchain and distributed ledger technology to improve mobility, transit, and logistics. Chris’ background spans from finance to mobility and innovation. After receiving a Master’s degree in Economics from the University of California, Berkeley, Chris served as Senior Vice President of Treasury at Bank of America and Staff Economist at the President’s Council of Economic Advisors under President Reagan. Chris then moved into the mobility sector, serving 14 years at Toyota Financial Services, where he served in various global leadership roles, as SVP, CFO, and Chief of Strategic Innovation. In April 2017, Chris joined the Toyota Research Institute as CFO and Director of Mobility and Blockchain Services. Since launching MOBI in May 2018, Chris and the MOBI community have been at the forefront of the new economy of movement.