Gabriella Kusz serves as Board Director at the Global Digital Asset and Cryptocurrency Association, a global voluntary self-regulatory association for the industry where she supports public policy and regulatory activities. She also works as the Principal for Strategic Initiatives at the International Federation of Accountants (IFAC) where, in addition to other areas, she supports the profession’s leadership and innovation in the digital era. Prior to joining IFAC, she worked with the World Bank Group as Sr. Financial Management Specialist responsible for leading the Corporate Governance and Financial Reporting (CGFR) workstream for the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region.

In her volunteer time, she serves as a Distinguished Global Expert for the Global Small and Medium Enterprise (SME) Policy Network  (GSPN) at Prince Sultan University (Riyadh, KSA), as an Advisor to the Global Islamic Finance, Takaful and Zakat Centre (GIFTZ), and as a Member of the Government Blockchain Association (GBA). Gabriella is a licensed US CPA (State of Virginia) and CGMA and holds AICPA Certificates in IFRS as well as the Global Reporting Initiative Certificate in Sustainability Reporting Standards. She holds her Master’s in Public Policy (International Policy and Development) from Georgetown University, a Master’s in Business Administration and Bachelor of Accounting from the University of Dayton. She is presently completing her Certificate in Arabic Language and Cultures at the University of Chicago Graham School.