Gabriella M. Kusz
CEO, Global Digital Asset and Cryptocurrency Association
Gabriella Kusz is CEO of the Global Digital Asset and Cryptocurrency Association, a global voluntary self-regulatory association for the industry. Previously, she served as the principal for strategic initiatives at the International Federation of Accountants. Kusz’s background has largely focused on working in the international financial sector and economic growth, including leading the corporate governance and financial reporting workstream for the Middle East and North Africa region at the World Bank Group Governance Global Practice. Her professional experience spans 50 different countries and five continents.
Kusz is a fellow of the Digital Euro Association and was appointed by the Speaker of the House of Representatives of the State of Arizona to the state’s Blockchain and Cryptocurrency Study Committee. She also serves as a distinguished global expert for the Global Small and Medium Enterprise Policy Network at Prince Sultan University (Riyadh, Saudi Arabia) and as an advisor to the Banque Saudi Fransi / PSU Global Islamic Finance, Tax and Zakat Centre (GIFTZ).
Kusz is a licensed CPA and Chartered Global Management Accountant. She holds her master’s in public policy from Georgetown University and an MBA and bachelor of accounting from the University of Dayton. Kusz is fluent in English and Spanish and has a basic understanding of Polish and Arabic, the latter in which she is completing a certificate from the University of Chicago Graham School.
In service to philanthropy, Kusz has held positions on the Illinois Center for Civic Education and is a frequent mentor to The Fund for American Studies.