RippleNami’s Visionary Founder Phil Gahn Honored as Business Development Executive of the Year

2nd Annual 2017 One Planet Best in Business and Professional Excellence Winner

San Diego, CA…December 11, 2017… RippleNami, Inc., a blockchain data visualization solution provider, announced that Phil Gahn, Founder and Chief Business Development Officer, has been named winner in the prestigious One Planet® Awards as Business Development Officer of the Year. The coveted One Planet Awards is world’s premier awards program honoring best in business and professional excellence in every industry from around the world. Organizations from all over the world submitted nominations including public and private, for-profit and non-profit, largest to smallest and new start-ups.

Phil is a true visionary, business development leader and not to mention survivor like no other.  His story is one that had the potential to cut him off from any kind of future.   As a young child, Phil witnessed terrible violence and at five-year-old was literally dropped off at a South Korean orphanage door.  But Phil did not let his difficulties stop him; his resilience, strength and determination drove him to work and study hard.  He vaguely remembers his father telling him to move to America if he ever got the opportunity.  Luckily adopted by an Ohio family, Phil thrived in aeronautics and received a scholarship to MIT at fourteen years old graduating at seventeen.

While in Africa, Phil grew frustrated by how each year billions of humanitarian aid in developing nations never reached those in need.   He asked the simple question, why can’t we connect to unconnected populations. He was not afraid to dip his toe in the sand when he set out to do social good.  He had a vision of connecting 5 billion unconnected people with an easy-to-use blockchain and mapping solution that leverages the mass adoption of mobile phones.  Gahn knew that if he could take his technology solution into developing countries, the world would forever be changed.  First stop: why not Africa?

“It’s an honor to be named a winner by One Planet Awards for this esteemed industry and peer recognition,” said Phil Gahn. “These awards are a testament to RippleNami’s commitment towards our bold vision of connecting unconnected people with an easy-to-use solution.”

“For a US based start-up, developing an African market is virtually impossible but not for Phil and his tenacity.   He has fought off every disease known to man, avoided corruption at the highest level and deals with threats every day.   We are honored to work with Phil and congratulate him on his recognition,” said Jaye Connolly-Labelle, chairman and chief executive officer at RippleNami.

About RippleNami, Inc.

RippleNami develops and deploys complete blockchain-based solutions to accelerate mass adoption of digital technologies in developing countries. RippleNami solutions drive new standards for cost-effectiveness and scalability, empowering any nation through digital transformation, and swiftly benefitting from its “Smart Country” status. RippleNami’s blockchain data visualization platform integrates diverse data sets from unlimited sources. The platform’s visualization capabilities paint a multi-dimensional picture of all strategic information to promptly identify trends, patterns and gaps to design and inform strategies faster. RippleNami solutions enable emergent economies to generate process, manage, share and transact information on a national scale – opening up a world of opportunities for economic inclusion for its citizens and independence for the nation. For more information about RippleNami, visit

About the One Planet Awards

One Planet Awards recognizes companies for their business and professional excellence. The One Planet Awards honors are currently conferred in category sections which include outstanding individuals, executives, teams, new products and services, PR, Marketing, and Corporate Communications, and organizations from all over the world. Learn more about the One Planet Awards at and participate.

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