The Stellar Development Foundation recently added two new members to its board of directors.   

In an April 21 statement provided to Cointelegraph, Dropbox chief communications officer, Lin-Hua Wu, as well as International and Public Affairs professor, Ronaldo Lemos, now sit on the foundation's board of directors. As a partner at PNM Advogados, Lemos also holds legal expertise. 

The Stellar Development Foundation, a non-profit entity formed approximately six years ago, looks after Stellar's open-source blockchain, pushing its progress. Similar to Ripple, Stellar aims to smoothen the world of global payments.   

Wu comes with a background in tech

Working for a mainstream company such as Dropbox, Wu logically adds technology know-how to the Stellar Development Foundation, or SDF, the statement said. Wu also formerly worked as Square's head of corporate communications. 

"At a time when education and awareness is more important than ever, Lin-Hua’s deep expertise in communications, branding, and finance will be an integral component to how we push blockchain technology into the mainstream," SDF CEO Denelle Dixon said in the statement.

Lemos adds legal and educational experience

Lemos comes to the SDF with experience in the fields of law and academia. In addition to co-founding Rio de Janeiro's Institute for Technology and Society, Lemos also works as a professor at New York's Columbia University, according to information from the statement, as well as LinkedIn. 

"Ronaldo’s vast understanding of the challenges and opportunities of emerging technology, as a lawyer and academic, is vital as we seek to navigate the evolving regulatory and policy landscape," Dixon explained. 

Just a few weeks ago, the SDF gave out millions of its XLM coins to those in need, surrounding the coronavirus pandemic. 

Cointelegraph reached out to the SDF for additional details, but received no response as of press time. This article will be updated accordingly should a response come in.