Global Blockchain Business Council Appoints Yuval Rooz To Board Of Directors

Job Appointments | June 28, 2021 By:

The Global Blockchain Business Council (GBBC), a global association for blockchain technology, has appointed Yuval Rooz to its board of directors.

Conceived during the Blockchain Summit on Sir Richard Branson’s Necker Island, the GBBC is a Swiss-based non-profit launched in 2017 in Davos, Switzerland with more than 250 institutional members, and 130 Ambassadors from more than 70 jurisdictions and disciplines. The organization is dedicated to furthering adoption of blockchain through engaging regulators, business leaders, and global changemakers on how to harness this ground-breaking technology to create more secure, equitable, and functional societies. ​

Rooz is the Co-Founder and CEO of Digital Asset, an enterprise blockchain company. In 2021, Rooz led the company through a $120m Series D financing round to expand the Daml data network. Today, leading organizations around the world rely on Daml to transform disparate silos into synchronized networks, eradicating latency and errors by guaranteeing consistent data. Digital Asset’s customer base includes organizations across financial services, healthcare, and insurance industries.

“Yuval’s insight and experience in the DLT industry is an excellent addition to the GBBC’s Board of Directors,” said David Treat, Senior Managing Director, Co-Lead of Accenture’s Global Blockchain Business and Board Chair of the GBBC. “Central to the next wave of innovation will be collaborative ecosystems and under Yuval’s leadership, Digital Asset has been a critical driver to creating seamlessly interconnected business networks. I know Yuval will help the association in driving the potential of this technology across industries. At Accenture we believe this technology opens up a whole new range of game-changing opportunities for our clients when the right value drivers are identified.”

Rooz’s appointment to the Board will be formally ratified at the next meeting of the GBBC’s General Assembly in September.

“I have admired the work Sandra Ro and the GBBC team have done to drive blockchain adoption across a number of industries,” said Rooz. “From programs that support the UN Sustainable Development Goals to launching initiatives for universal standards across blockchain projects, the GBBC has become the go-to organization to facilitate dialogue and collaboration across the blockchain ecosystem. I am excited to join the Board of Directors at the GBBC and look forward to contributing to their key initiatives.”