KRACH’S MISSION : BUILD A GLOBAL NETWORK, FOUNDED ON TRUST, TO ADVANCE FREEDOM AND DEFEND AGAINST AUTHORITARIANISM.

Biography

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2022 Nobel Prize nominee, Keith Krach is a Silicon Valley innovator and dedicated public servant. He founded and led several category-creating companies—including Ariba, the world’s largest B2B e-commerce network, which transacts $3.7 trillion annually; and DocuSign, inventors of digital transaction management, serving 1 million companies, and over a billion users. He served as Chairman of Purdue University, and as International President of Sigma Chi Fraternity.​

As Under Secretary of State, Krach built the Clean Network Alliance of Democracies to defeat the CCP’s masterplan to control 5G; spearheaded the largest onshoring in US history to secure the semiconductor supply chain; strengthened ties with Taiwan by becoming the highest-ranking State Department official to visit in 41 years, and orchestrating the Lee Economic Prosperity

Partnership; drove divestment in CCP companies to protect US investors from unknowingly financing Chinese military buildup; and mobilized action against CCP’s ethnic/religious genocide in Xinjiang. As a result of these and other national security initiatives, Krach and his family were sanctioned by the CCP.

For his work securing 5G, his advocacy for Taiwan and his actions on behalf of the persecuted Uyghur minority, Krach was nominated for the 2022 Nobel Peace Prize.

Today, he serves as chairman of the Krach Institute for Tech Diplomacy at Purdue, a bipartisan institute devoted to applying the lessons learned from the Clean Network to a broad set of other critical technologies that must be safeguarded to protect our freedom.​

Jun, 1999

High Flying Ariba soars up 291 percent in IPO

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Apr, 2018

DocuSign — Krach’s third successful IPO

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Sep, 2020

Keith Krach highest ranking US official to visit Taiwan in 41 years

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Mar, 2022

Keith Krach nominated for 2022 Nobel Peace Prize

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Jun, 1999

High Flying Ariba soars up 291 percent in IPO

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Apr, 2018

DocuSign — Krach’s third successful IPO

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Sep, 2020

Keith Krach highest ranking US official to visit Taiwan in 41 years

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Mar, 2022

Keith Krach nominated for 2022 Nobel Peace Prize

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Awards

Silicon Valley Leadership Group Lifetime Achievement Award

Received in 2018

National Entrepreneur of the Year by Ernst & Young

Received in 2000 and 2015

Life & News Transformational Leader of the Year Award

Received in 2018

Harvard Business School’s Business Leader of the Year Award

Received in 2019

About Trust

“Trust is the most important word in any language. You do business with people you trust, you buy from people you trust, you partner with people you trust, you love people you trust.”

–Keith Krach

“The ‘Trust Principle’ doctrine, based on democratic values, turns the tables on the authoritarian ‘Power Principle,’ rooted in the exertion of brute force by retaining the moral high ground and dealing from a position of strength and solidarity.”

–Keith Krach