Michelle Chivunga Nsanzumuco has vast experience in government policy, financing, and investment frameworks, previously having worked for the British Bankers Association(now UK Finance) managing a range of global projects working with many senior stakeholders – mainly with governments, business leaders and development institutions in both the private and public sectors. Michelle has had engagement with groups like the OECD, Commonwealth, World Bank, World Trade organization, European Banking Federation, World Economic Forum, HM Treasury, British Chambers of Commerce, EU Commission and many government leads across the UK/EU/Globally. With many strong government, financing and business relationships globally Michelle leverages her networks, managing a range of commercial and non-profit projects, helping to channel financing and knowledge around Blockchain innovative. Michelle also undertook financing/ government advisory projects through her own investment consultancy working with global institutions, governments, development agencies and businesses of all sizes.
Michelle is currently Chair of the International/Foreign Affairs committee and Senior Regional Advisor (Africa) at the British Blockchain Association (BBA) exploring emerging technologies such as Blockchain technology particularly in the context of international development, climate change, trade, enterprise, and sustainable development. Often referred to as a young thought leader in the Blockchain space, Michelle is a recognized leader with global experience working with many senior stakeholders ,mainly reviewing the impact of emerging technology such as Blockchain for different segments of society and supporting women/business/government and others to educate and leverage digital tools that foster social and economic development. Michelle is extremely passionate about exploring the potential of Blockchain/DLT in the emerging markets and is well recognized for her work in channeling the technology work to explore its impacts. As BBA chair Michelle not only champions the opportunities that Blockchain presents but is keen to work in partnership to support the education around the technology and help shape regulatory and policy frameworks in this area. She believes leveraging the technology for sustainability, inclusivity, connectivity and responsible business digitization can be a catalyst for growth, productivity and sustainable development globally especially in emerging markets. Michelle also took part in the University of Surrey first UK DLT/Blockchain project within Surrey Business School’s Centre for Digital Economy and delivers Executive Education programmes in leadership and the digital economy.
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