GBBC is proud to announce the appointment of our 2022 Ambassadors, officially expanding the GBBC’s global reach to 96 jurisdictions and disciplines. GBBC’s 2022 Ambassadors represent an exceptional group of innovators and changemakers with an emphasis on technology, governance, law, finance, civil society, and academia. 

The 180 Ambassadors span 6 continents, 86 jurisdictions, and include subject matter experts in: Arts, Media & Entertainment; Buy-Side; Decentralized Finance (DeFi); Education; Environment & Sustainability; Global Standards Mapping Initiative (GSMI); Healthcare; Media; Science & Technology; Security & Resilience.

Since its inception, the GBBC has relied on its global Ambassador network to expand our global community, presence, and impact. 

GBBC Ambassadors act as trusted advisors to GBBC’s leadership and members, providing invaluable guidance and assistance on how to engage with diverse global communities to carry out GBBC’s mission to the highest standards.

GBBC is dedicated to furthering adoption of blockchain through engaging regulators, business leaders, and global changemakers on how to harness blockchain technology to create more secure, equitable, and functional societies. ​ 

GBBC 2022 Ambassadors by Jurisdiction and Discipline:

  1. Afghanistan: Roya Mahboob, Co-Founder and CEO, Digital Citizen Fund
  2. Argentina: Andrew Augustus Piscione, Investment Associate, Chiltern Street Capital
  3. Argentina: Matias N. Plano, Co-Founder and CTO, Chronos Network
  4. Armenia: Lia Kizilián, Founding Partner, Protocol Investments
  5. Arts, Music & Entertainment: Travis Cloyd, CEO, Worldwide XR; Futurist in Residence and the Director of iSTAR (Immersive Studio for Altered Reality), Florida International University
  6. Arts, Music & Entertainment: Ryoma Ito, Co-Founder and CMO, MakersPlace
  7. Arts, Music & Entertainment: Matt Sorum, Co-Founder, STHORM; Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Inductee, Grammy Award Winning Musician; Former Drummer, Guns N’ Roses
  8. Australia: Michael Casey, Chief Content Officer, CoinDesk; Senior Advisor, MIT Media Lab on the Digital Currency Initiative; Co-Founder and Chair, Streambed Media
  9. Australia: Dr. Jemma Green, Co-Founder and Executive Chair, Powerledger
  10. Australia: Leanne Kemp, Founder and CEO, Everledger
  11. Australia: Paula Taylor, Co-Founder and Executive Director, West Tech Fest
  12. Austria: Astrid Schober, Chief Information Officer, Wien Energie GmbH
  13. Bahamas: Michael Clare, Economist, The Ministry of Finance of The Bahamas; Chief Strategy Officer, ADAMoracle
  14. Bahrain: Sheikh Mohamed Al-Khalifa, Chief Digital Growth Officer, Batelco
  15. Balkans: Maya Vujinovic, Managing Director, OGroupLLC
  16. Bangladesh: Brigadier General Md Nasim Parvez, Director General of System & Services Division of Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission (BTRC)
  17. Bangladesh: Sylvana Q. Sinha, Esq, Founder, Chair, and CEO, Praava Health
  18. Barbados: H.E. Gabriel Abed, Ambassador of Barbados to the United Arab Emirates; Founder, Abed Group; Founder, Bitt
  19. Belgium: Sebastian F. A. Vos, Partner and Chair of Global Public Policy, Covington & Burling LLP
  20. Bermuda: Premier David Burt, JP, MP, The Government of Bermuda
  21. Bermuda: Denis E. Pitcher, Chief Fintech Advisor to the Premier of Bermuda
  22. Bolivia: Karen Korponai, Founder, Korponai Consulting
  23. Brazil: Fernando Carvalho, CEO, QR Capital
  24. Brazil: Paula Guedes, Founder and CEO, Jobzi; Founding Board Member, Instituto de Formação de Líderes Rio de Janeiro
  25. Brazil: Veronica Allende Serra, Founding Partner, Innova Capital; Founding Partner, Pacific Investments
  26. Bulgaria: Talimka Yordanova, CEO, Global Citizen Forum
  27. Buy-Side: Nisa Amoils, Managing Partner, A100X Ventures; Advisor, Dragonfly Capital
  28. Buy-Side: Cyrus Hodes, Partner, FoundersX Ventures; Member, OECD Network of Experts on AI (ONE AI)
  29. Buy-Side: Anthony Scaramucci, Founder and Managing Partner, SkyBridge Capital; Author, The Sweet Life with Bitcoin
  30. Buy-Side: Sue Xu Zhang, CEO and Co-Founder, Expleo and Experientia, Inc
  31. Cameroon: Viola A. Llewellyn, Co-Founder and President, Ovamba Solutions, Inc
  32. Canada: Advit Nath, Director and Controller, Financial Controller’s Division (FCD), International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), United Nations
  33. Canada: Tanya Stephens, Senior Innovation and Technology Leader, Procter & Gamble (P&G)
  34. Canada: Emma Todd, Founder and CEO, MMH Technology Group; Board Member,; Chair, Girls in Tech – Toronto
  35. Canada: Tanya Woods, General Counsel, Corporate Secretary and Executive Vice President of Regulatory Affairs, Hut 8 Mining Corp
  36. China: Yifan He, Founder and CEO, Red Date Technology; Executive Director, BSN Development Association
  37. China: Dr. Michael Sung, Chair, CarbonBlue Innovations; Founder and Co-Director, Fudan Fanhai Fintech Research Center (FFFRC)
  38. Colombia: Mario Castaño Gonzalez, Technical Director, Center for Research and Development in Information and Communication Technologies (CINTEL)
  39. Costa Rica: Josue Mora, Founder and CEO, Codistry
  40. Cyprus: Antonis Polemitis, CEO, University of Nicosia
  41. Decentralized Finance (DeFi): Aishwary Gupta, Blockchain Growth Specialist & Research, Polygon Technology; Co-Founder, Blockchain Byte
  42. Decentralized Finance (DeFi): Robert Inoma, Founder, CoinMass
  43. Denmark: Michel Avital, Professor, Copenhagen Business School
  44. Ecuador: Ernesto Kruger, Founder and CEO, Kruger Corporation
  45. Education: Dr. Aisha Bushager, Executive Senior Manager of Information Technology, Bank of Bahrain and Kuwait (BBT)
  46. Education: Dr. Mohd Hwaidi, Lecturer in Law, Assistant Professor of Teaching and Research, University of Birmingham; Honorary Research Associate, University College London (UCL)
  47. Education: Locknie Hsu, Professor of Law, Singapore Management University
  48. Education: Dr. Sanjeev Khagram, CEO, Director General and Dean, Thunderbird School of Global Management, Arizona State University
  49. Education: Robert Sicina, Professor and Co-Director, Kogod’s Blockchain Hub, American University
  50. Environment & Sustainability: Gigi Brisson, Founder and CEO, Ocean Elders; Co-Founder and Partner, Attractor Ventures
  51. Environment & Sustainability: Neil Cohn, Global Head, Markets and Sustainability, Chia Network
  52. Environment & Sustainability: Captain Don Walsh, Ocean Elder; Founder and President, International Maritime Incorporated
  53. Estonia: Toomas Hendrik Ilves, Former President of Estonia
  54. Estonia: Kalle Palling, Co-Founder and COO, Cachet; Former MP and Chair of European Union Affairs Committee, The Parliament of Estonia
  55. France: Mariana Dahan, Founder and CEO, World Identity Network (WIN)
  56. France: Vanessa Grellet, President, blockchain for social impact coalition (BSIC); Head of Portfolio Growth, Coinfund
  57. Georgia: George Kikvadze, Executive Vice Chair, The Bitfury Group
  58. Germany: Sagar Barvaliya, Investment Manager, Blockrocket
  59. Germany: Bernhard Kowatsch, Head of Innovation Accelerator, United Nations World Food Programme (UN WFP)
  60. Germany: Emine Gökce Phillips, PhD, Co-Founder and CEO, Crypto Index Series; Co-Founder, Projesium
  61. Germany: Romain Vidal, Founder and Hub Leader, Munich Blockchain Stampede; Senior Account Executive, IPRally Technologies Oy
  62. Ghana: Seth Akumani, Head of Exploration, Ghana Accelerator Lab, United Nations Development Programme; Non-Executive Director, GenKey Africa
  63. Gibraltar: Minister Albert Isola, Digital and Financial Services, HM Government of Gibraltar
  64. Greece: MEP Eva Kaili, Vice President, European Parliament; Chair, Centre for Artificial Intelligence; Chair, Science & Technology (STOA)
  65. Global Standards Mapping Initiative (GSMI): Peter T. Golder, Chief Commercial Officer and Executive Board Member, SIX Digital Exchange (SDX); Founder, CEO and Chairman, Addaura
  66. Haiti: Jean Philippe Innocent, Former Conseiller Spécial Blockchain for Ministry of Commerce and Industry (MCI); COO, Califari; Chief Development Officer, Who’s Holding Co
  67. Healthcare: Darryl Burton, Policy and Product Lead, Affordable Care Act at Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services; Senior Advisor, Med2Lab Inc; Senior Advisor Strategic Partnerships, OhmniLabs
  68. Healthcare: John Greaves, Vice President, Global Standards, Equideum Health; Secretary, IEEE P2418.6 and Principal, IEEE Vision 22 Program
  69. Healthcare: Dr. Cindy Hou, Infection Control Officer, Jefferson Health New Jersey; Board Member, Sepsis Alliance
  70. Healthcare: Dr. Esper G. Kallas, Infectious Diseases Specialist and Full Professor of Medicine, Department of Infectious and Parasitic Diseases, University of Sao Paulo, Brazil; Founder and Chief Medical Officer, Mabloc Inc
  71. Healthcare: Dr. Jemilah Mahmood, Special Advisor to the Prime Minister of Malaysia on Public Health
  72. Healthcare: Subroto Mukherjee, Head Digital Innovation and Emerging Technology, Americas, Glaxo SmithKline (GSK) Consumer Healthcare
  73. Healthcare: Dr. Jamie Wells, Director, Research Science Institute (RSI) at MIT; Founder and President, Yale Alumni Health Network (YAHN)
  74. Hong Kong: Etelka Bogardi, Financial Services Regulatory Partner, Norton Rose Fulbright
  75. Hong Kong: Nydia Zhang, Co-Founder and Chair, Social Alpha Foundation; Asia Lead, FTW Ventures; Chair, Advisory Council, The Good Food Institute APAC
  76. India: Sumiran Agarwal, Director, Node Operations,
  77. India: Keerthi Lal Kala, Vice President, New Technologies, SUN Group Global; Senior Advisor, The Global Education & Leadership Foundation (tGELF); Chief Evangelist, Molaka Foundation
  78. India: Santosh Misra, Commissioner, Transport and State Transport Authority, Government of Tamil Nadu
  79. India: Jayesh Ranjan, Principal Secretary of the Industries & Commerce (I&C) and Information Technology (IT) Departments, Government of Telangana
  80. Ireland: Dr. Piyush Verma, Chair, Joint Task Force on Digitalization in Energy, United Nations Economic Commission for Europe; Teaching Fellow, Harvard Kennedy School
  81. Ireland: Beatrice O’Carroll, Managing Director OTC, Radkl; Advisor of Strategic Partnerships, Makara 
  82. Israel: Netta Korin, Co-Founder, Orbs; Founder, Hexa Foundation
  83. Italy: Nicolas Bertrand, former Head, Derivatives Markets and Commodities, Borsa Italiana, Euronext Group
  84. Italy: Gladys H. Morales, Senior Innovation Adviser, Innovation Unit (CDI), Office of the President and the Vice President, International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD)
  85. Ivory Coast: Fancho Hermann Traore, Director, Studies, Strategy and Development Department, Bourse Régionale des Valeurs Mobilières (BRVM) – UEOMA
  86. Jamaica: Alexandra Chong, Founder and CEO, Jacana
  87. Japan: Ted Katagi, Founder and CEO, Kenja KK; former Head, Private Equity Asia, Fidelity Investments; former CMO, Vodafone Japan
  88. Japan: Makoto Takemiya, CEO, Soramitsu
  89. Kazakhstan: Governor Kairat Kelimbetov, Astana International Financial Centre; Former Governor, National Bank of Kazakhstan
  90. Kenya: Josephine Kamantha Ndambuki, Chief Manager: Policy, Research and Strategy, Konza Technopolis Development Authority
  91. Kenya: Kefa Michael Ngoiri, Senior Finance Officer, Capital Markets Authority, Kenya
  92. Latvia: Valery Vavilov, Co-Founder and CEO, The Bitfury Group
  93. Lebanon: Suleiman Barada, Senior Advisor, Union of Arab Banks (UAB); Head, UABdigital; Member, General Union of Arab Experts, League of Arab States
  94. Luxembourg: Ambre Soubiran, CEO, Kaiko
  95. Mauritius: Tony Lee Luen Len, Senior Partner, Ecosis; Expert, United for Smart Sustainable Cities Collaborative (U4SSC), United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE)
  96. Media: Jacqueline Cooper: Founder, Producer and Host, CryptoMom2 Talk Show
  97. Media: Jane King, Co-Founder and CEO, LilaMax Media; Host, New to the Street, NewsMaxTV
  98. Media: Angie Lau, Founder, CEO and Editor-in-Chief, Forkast.News
  99. Mexico: Daniel Uribe, Co-Founder and CEO,
  100. Mongolia: Saruul Ganbaatar, CEO and board Director, Bogd Bank
  101. Mongolia: Hannes A. Takacs, Head of Mongolia, European Bank for Reconstruction Development (EBRD)
  102. Morocco: Ridouane Azagrouze, Chief Information Officer, MAROCLEAR
  103. Morocco: Youssef Benzekri, Commercial Account Manager, Salconst Family Office; Counsellor, ICC Arbitration
  104. Netherlands: Ton van’t Noordende, Founder, PHX
  105. Netherlands: Rachel Pipan, Managing Director and Co-Founder, Maneuvre; former Senior Communications Manager, Bitfury
  106. Netherlands: Dennis Post, Partner Advanced Technology Tax Lab (ATTL) Blockchain, EY; Expert Panel, EU Blockchain Observatory and Forum
  107. Netherlands: Peter Verkoulen, Program Manager, Gaia-X NL Hub, TNO; Manager, Dutch Blockchain Coalition
  108. New Zealand: Chris O’Neill, Sales Manager, Creative HQ
  109. Niger: Minister Ibrahima Guimba-Saïdou, Special Advisor to the President of the Republic of Niger; CEO, National Agency of Information Society (ANSI)
  110. Nigeria: Imeobong Ekong, Legal Advisor, Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), Nigeria
  111. Nigeria: Patience I. Iwelomen, Deputy Manager, Legal Division, Investment Management Department, Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), Nigeria
  112. Nigeria: Pat Nwobodo, Executive Director, Savannah Bank Plc; Chair, Rowet Group; Founder and CEO, Rowet Capital Management
  113. Nigeria: Aisha Muhammed-Oyebode, Founder and CEO, Murtala Muhammed Foundation; CEO, Asset Management Group (AMG) Nigeria
  114. North Macedonia: Sasha Grujevski, State Counselor, Cabinet of the Prime Minister, Government of the Republic of North Macedonia
  115. Norway: Liv Freihow, Chief Communications Officer and Public Affairs Officer, Norwegian Block Exchange (NBX)
  116. Pakistan: Dr. Shakil Muhammad, CEO and Chair, RNS Solutions; Founder and CEO, Antlia; Editor, IEEE Internet Future Directions
  117. Palau: Jennifer Koskelin, Co-Founder, The Palau Legacy Project, Palau Pledge
  118. Papua New Guinea: David Davies, Founder and CEO, AgUnity; Creator, AgriUT
  119. Peru: Rossana Polastri, Regional Director, Latin America and the Caribbean Division, International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD)
  120. Peru: Hernando de Soto, President, Institute for Liberty & Democracy; Author, The Mystery of Capital and The Other Path
  121. Philippines: Maria Gaitanidou, Chief Customer Experience Officer, UnionDigital, Unionbank; Vice President, Product Marketing & Partnerships, SAVii
  122. Philippines: David Lighton, Founder and CEO, SendFriend; Co-Founder, Lithium Finance
  123. Poland: Rafal Petsch, Member, Supervisory Board, Grupa Polnord; Managing Director, IPOPEMA Securities; former Managing Director and Head, Strategic Clients, Bank Pekao
  124. Puerto Rico: Dante A. Disparte, Chief Strategy Officer, Head of Global Policy, Circle; Chair, Risk Cooperative
  125. Russia: Alexey Blagirev, Deputy CEO, Tech and CorpDev; COO, Wakatta
  126. Russia: Tom O’Brien, Head of International Sales, Moscow Exchange
  127. Rwanda: Norbert Haguma, Co-Founder, AfricaGen; Country Manager, SPENN
  128. Science & Technology: Juan Benet, Founder and CEO, Protocol Labs
  129. Science & Technology: Joseph Lubin, Co-Founder, Ethereum; Founder and CEO, ConsenSys
  130. Security & Resilience: Noah Baalessanvu, Founder and Head of Technology, CryptoSavannah
  131. Security & Resilience: Tarique Barkatullah, Director, Bangladesh Computer Council
  132. Security & Resilience: Edward K. Thompson, Cybersecurity and Blockchain Board Advisor, South Florida Chapter, Infragard; member, Blockchain Cross-Sector Council, Infragard National Member Alliance (INMA)
  133. Serbia: Dr. Nebojša Stanković, Founder, Principal and Attorney at Law, Stanković & Partners
  134. Singapore: Arnaud Brolly, Sustainability Transformation Lead, SITA; Startups Mentor, Starburst Aerospace
  135. Singapore: Greg Li, Head of Asia, The Bitfury Group
  136. Singapore: Yew Kiat Phang, Chair of the Board, Chuan Holdings Limited; Chair, United Nations ESCAP ESBN Digital Economy Task Force
  137. Singapore: Cristina Ventura, Chief Catalyst Officer and Venture Partner, White Star Capital; Founder, VenturaXVentures
  138. South Africa: Tanya Knowles, Business Manager, Adhara; Chair, South African Financial Blockchain Consortium; Former Managing Executive, Strate (Pty) Ltd
  139. South Africa: Vinny Lingham, Co-Founder and Executive Chair, Civic Technologies
  140. South Africa: Nasia Seria, General Manager: Mobile Financial Services (MFS) Risk & Compliance, MTN
  141. South Korea: Dr. Kibae Kim, Principal Researcher, Fourth Industrial Revolution Intelligence Center and the Korea Policy Center for the Fourth Industrial Revolution of KAIST
  142. South Korea: Junhaeng Lee, Co-Founder and CEO, Streami
  143. Southeast Asia: Dom Braun, CEO, LykkeBusiness; Strategic Advisor, Episode Six
  144. Spain: Irene Arias Hofman, CEO, IDB Lab, Inter-American Development Bank Group
  145. Spain: Victoria Gago, Co-CEO and Co-Founder, European Blockchain Convention; Co-Founder, European Tech School
  146. Spain: Csilla Zsigri, Vice President, Strategy, Blockchain Technology Partner (BTP)
  147. Sub-Saharan Africa: Dr. Alex Cahana, Venture Partner, Strategy and Global Leads, Impact Rooms; Board Member, Adanian Labs; Blockchain Expert for Healthcare, UN/CEFACT, United Nations Economic Commission for Europe
  148. Sub-Saharan Africa: Michelle Chivunga N., Founder and CEO, Global Policy House (GPH)
  149. Sub-Saharan Africa: Philip Thigo, Senior Director for Africa, Thunderbird School for Global Management
  150. Sweden: Johan Toll, Vice President and Head, Digital Assets, Nasdaq Market Technology, Nasdaq
  151. Switzerland: Dr. Catrina Luchsinger Gähwiler, Partner, MLL Meyerlustenberger Lachenal Froriep Ltd
  152. Switzerland: Daniel Gasteiger, Co-Founder and CEO, Procivis AG
  153. Switzerland: Thomas Puschmann, Founder and Director, Swiss FinTech Innovation Lab, Universitat Zurich; Member, Commission for Digitization, Swiss Bankers’ Association (SBA)
  154. Switzerland: Amitabh Singh, Field CTO EMEA, Palo Alto Networks
  155. Taiwan: Jason Hsu, Senior Fellow, Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation, Kennedy School, Harvard University; former Legislator & Member of Parliament, Taiwan
  156. Tanzania: Joyce Mung’ong’o Muzuma, Executive Director, Faith Medical Tanzania Clinics
  157. Taxation: Jeffrey Saviano, Global Tax Innovation Leader, EY; Fellow, MIT Connection Science; Member, Trade Finance Advisory Council, U.S. Department of Commerce
  158. Taxation: David K. Spencer, C.P.A., Owner, DKS Tax and Consulting; Co-Founder Future Now Technologies
  159. Tunisia: Dr. Sami Ben Jamaa, Senior Managing Executive Officer – Global Chief Information and Digital Officer, JERA
  160. Turkey: A. Mustafa Baltaci, Co-Founder, KOOPHub; Co-Founder, Istanbul Fintech Week
  161. Turkey: Muhammed Yesilhark, Senior Advisor, NOIA Capital; Founder and Chief Investment Officer, Q2Q Capital
  162. Turkey: Demet Zubeyiroglu, Chair, Financial Innovation and Technologies Association (FINTR); Managing Director and Co-Founder, KOOPHub
  163. Uganda: Dr. Cornelius Kalenzi, Post-Doctoral Fellow, Fourth Industry Revolution Center, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology; Co-Founder and Director, Tella
  164. Ukraine: Mark Ginzburg, President, Ukrainian Federation of Robotics; Vice President, Innovations, FC Dynamo Kyiv
  165. United Arab Emirates: Sheikh Zayed Al Nahyan
  166. United Arab Emirates: Makki Ibrahim, Manager, EY UAE; Advisory Council Member, Harvard Business Review
  167. United Arab Emirates: Ola Johannes Lind, Chief Strategy Officer, FTFT; CEO and Director, FTFT Capital Investments
  168. United Kingdom: Glenn Hall, Partner, Head of Government Relations & Public Policy, Norton Rose Fulbright
  169. United Kingdom: Duncan Johnston-Watt, Co-Founder and CEO, Blockchain Technology Partners (BTP)
  170. United Kingdom: Hannah Meakin, Partner, Financial Services, Norton Rose Fulbright LLP
  171. United Kingdom: Lawrence Wintermeyer, Executive Co-Chair, Global Digital Finance; Former CEO, Innovate Finance
  172. United States: Rod Beckstrom, Former President and CEO of ICANN
  173. United States: Jim Newsome, Chair, Board of Directors, Cipher Mining
  174. United States: Bill Tai, Founding Chair, ACTAI Global; Venture Capitalist; Co-Founder, Treasure Data; Adjunct Professor of Innovation & Economic Development, Curtin University
  175. United States: Jason Weinstein, Partner, Steptoe & Johnson LLP; Former, U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ)
  176. Uruguay: Alex Nascimento, Managing Director, 7CC Blockchain Investments; Co-Founder and Faculty, Blockchain at UCLA; Author, THE STO Financial Revolution
  177. Uzbekistan: Rustam Rahmatov, CEO, Product Manager and Founder, IMAN Group
  178. Vanuatu: Sandra Uwantege Hart, Co-Founder and CEO, Emerging Impact; Pacific Cash & Livelihoods Lead, Oxfam; Panel Expert, EU Blockchain Observatory Forum
  179. Vietnam: Valerie Van Tran, Founding Member, One Mount; Master of Policy Affairs (MPA) Candidate, Kennedy School, Harvard University
  180. Vietnam: Ashish Verma, Head of Finance and IT, Kirby Building Systems, an Alghanim Industries company