Donna Redel is a businesswoman, professor of blockchain-digital assets, angel investor, and philanthropist. She was the managing director of The World Economic Forum, the foremost global organization combining business, political, academic, and other leaders of society committed to improving the state of the world. Redel was the first woman to chair a USA exchange, The Commodity Exchange. Following her work in global organizations, she began a second career as a New York City-based advisor and investor focusing on financial technology, blockchain, and emerging technologies. She is an active participant in the startup community with New York Angels, serving as a board member, the co-founder of the Blockchain Committee, and co-chair of the Israeli Investment Committee. Redel developed and is teaching at Fordham Law School two courses on blockchain, cryptocurrencies, and digital assets, as well as DeFI and smart contracts. Highlights of Redel’s committee memberships are the NYS Committee for the Advancement of Women in Leadership in Financial Services, the MoMA Photography Committee, and board member of The Wall Street Blockchain Alliance. The focus of her public service efforts are the arts, health, and promoting women’s leadership. She has a J.D. from Fordham Law School, an M.B.A. from Columbia University and a B.A. from Barnard College (Columbia).