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Mariana de la Roche

Board of directors at INATBA

Mariana de la Roche is the Senior Regulatory Affairs Expert at IOTA and serves on the Board of Directors for INATBA. She holds a law degree, a specialization in human rights and humanitarian law, and a master’s degree in public administration. With over nine years of experience, she has worked as a lead project manager and legal and regulatory advisor for various organizations in Colombia and Germany. Mariana has been a driving force behind INATBA’s social impact and sustainability efforts since 2021, advocating for blockchain’s positive contributions worldwide.

Mariana also plays a crucial role in coordinating BC100+, an initiative with the patronage of the 77th president of the UNGA promoting blockchain aligned with UN Charter Values and the 2030 Agenda. In addition to extensive sustainability engagements, Mariana has actively influenced EU regulation, contributing to consultations at EU and international levels, notably with multiple responses to inquiries from French authorities, in particular around DeFi. She has engaged in insightful discussions about the interplay between AI and Blockchain, acknowledging their potential synergies and challenges. She further contributes to the field as a member of the EUBOF Expert Panel and Advisor of Build.5 and has served as an ambassador for the Global Blockchain Business Council (GBBC) since 2023.

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