Yam Ki Chan

Vice President, Strategy and Policy

Yam Ki Chan is a seasoned international finance, technology, and public policy executive. He is currently a Vice President, Strategy and Policy for Circle. His executive leadership drives the market expansion and public policy engagements for Circle.

Prior to Circle, Yam Ki held strategy and public policy roles at Google Payments and Google Cloud,  where he worked on partnership strategy, market expansion, and government affairs.

Before Google, Yam Ki served as the Director for Global and Asia Economics at the White House National Security Council in the Obama Administration, where he coordinated the interagency process on US economic strategy in Asia and was a member of the U.S.sherpa negotiations team for the G-20 and the G-7.

Before joining the National Security Council staff, Yam Ki was with the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of the US-China Strategic and Economic Dialogue and Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States.

Earlier in his career, Yam Ki worked in technology investment banking at Jefferies in Silicon Valley.

He earned a Master of International Affairs from Columbia University – School of International and Public Affairs and a Bachelor’s degree in Economics from Carleton College.