Gabriella Kusz MBA, MPP, CPA, CGMARenata Szkoda
Principal of Strategic Initiatives, International Federation of Accountants
Principal of Strategic Initiatives, IFAC
Deputy Chair, Government Blockchain Association (GBA) Regulator Working Group
Distinguished Global Expert for the Global Small and Medium Enterprise (SME) Policy Network (GSPN)
Advisor, Global Islamic Finance, Tax and Zakat Centre (GIFTZ)
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 awareness building and education. She also serves 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 Governance Global Practice where she was 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 Deputy Chair of the Government Blockchain Association (GBA) Regulator Working Group – which provides a community of practice for regulators working around the world to navigate the digital asset space. Gabriella is a Fellow of the Digital Euro Association and was recently appointed by the Speaker of the US State of Arizona House of Representatives to lend her knowledge to the state’s Blockchain and Cryptocurrency Study Committee (pursuant to Arizona Laws 2021, Chapter 339). Gabriella also serves as a Distinguished Global Expert for the Global Small and Medium Enterprise (SME) Policy Network (GSPN) at Prince Sultan University (Riyadh, KSA) and as an Advisor to the Banque Saudi Fransi / PSU Global Islamic Finance, Tax and Zakat Centre (GIFTZ).
Gabriella is a licensed US CPA (State of Virginia) and CGMA and holds AICPA Certificates in International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) as well as the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) Certificate in Sustainability Reporting Standards. She holds her Master’s in Public Policy (International Policy and Development) from Georgetown University (Washington, DC USA), a Master’s in Business Administration and Bachelor of Accounting from the University of Dayton (Ohio, USA).