Donna Redel is a businesswoman, a professor of blockchain-digital assets, an angel investor and a 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. Ms. Redel was the first woman to chair a USA exchange , The Commodity Exchange. Following her work in global organizations, Ms. Redel 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 and chair of the Education Committee. Ms . Redel developed and is teaching at Fordham Law school and Fordham Gabelli Business a course on Blockchain-Crypto-Digital Assets. The focus of her public service efforts are the environment, the arts, heath and promoting women’s leadership. She has a J.D. from Fordham Law School, an MBA from Columbia and a BA from Barnard College (Columbia).