Keith Krach gets Nobel Peace Prize nomination for campaign against Chinese authoritarianism
Keith Krach, a Silicon Valley legend and leader of economic policy at the U.S. State Department under former President Donald Trump, has been nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize for his campaign to resist communist China’s economic aggression.
Krach, who co-founded the internet software company Ariba and served as the CEO of DocuSign and brought both companies public, was unanimously confirmed by the U.S. Senate in June 2019, for Undersecretary of State for Economic Growth, Energy and the Environment. The role allowed Krach to showcase his economic prowess on a global scale when he developed a campaign to challenge China’s authoritarian grasp of 5G technology and computer semiconductors globally. He also helped expose China’s widespread human rights abuses and genocide of its minority Uyghur population, as well as its aggressive posture towards Taiwan.