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The Global Blockchain Business Council Welcomes Staci Warden of The Milken Institute to Board of Directors



Press Release updated: Mar 9, 2020 14:26 EDT

The Global Blockchain Business Council (GBBC), the leading industry association for the blockchain ecosystem, has named Staci Warden, Executive Director, Global Market Development at the Milken Institute, to its Board of Directors. Warden’s appointment will be ratified at the next meeting of the GBBC’s General Assembly.

At the Milken Institute, Warden leads strategic initiatives on developing capital markets, innovative finance, and access to capital. Warden has written and spoken widely on the potential of digital currencies and blockchain to improve financial inclusion and access to capital. Warden also co-founded a global program to train and mentor policymakers in financial policy.

Warden has spent her career managing, advising, and writing on issues of international finance and economic development. Prior to the Milken Institute, she spent six years with J.P. Morgan in London, where she led its public sector client franchise in EMEA, and two years in New York on the sovereign Debt Capital Markets team. She has worked in over 50 countries and served as a ministerial-level advisor on capital market development, sovereign-wealth management, debt management, and poverty reduction. She is Chair of the Rwandan Capital Markets Authority and holds several other board and advisory positions.

Warden’s appointment to the GBBC’s Board is another strong example of the GBBC gathering world-class talent to educate, advocate, and facilitate partnerships with the goal of realizing the potential of blockchain technology.

Tomicah Tillemann, Board Chair, GBBC, said: “Staci is an extraordinary leader, communicator, and advocate. We are delighted to welcome her to the GBBC Board. Her breadth of experience working at the highest levels of the public sector, private sector, and civil society gives her a unique perspective on how to drive innovation in finance and technology across industries and national boundaries. Staci’s leadership will be a tremendous asset to the GBBC, and she will play an instrumental role in our work to expand the GBBC’s global reach and mission.”

Staci Warden, Executive Director, Global Market Development, The Milken Institute, said: “Now, more than ever, we need to work together across industries and governments to realize the potential of blockchain technology to improve financial inclusion and access to capital globally. I look forward to joining the GBBC to help promote understanding of blockchain technology and its potential to create new opportunities for growth, prosperity, and equality around the world.”

The Global Blockchain Business Council brings together innovative organizations and thought-leaders from over 50 countries. The organization is dedicated to furthering adoption of blockchain technology through engaging regulators, business leaders, and changemakers on how to harness this groundbreaking tool to create more secure, equitable, and functional societies.

The Milken Institute is a nonprofit, nonpartisan think tank that helps people build meaningful lives, in which they can experience health and well-being, pursue effective education and gainful employment, and access the resources required to create ever-expanding opportunities for themselves and their broader communities.

Source: Global Blockchain Business Council

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