Global Blockchain Business Council appoints Accenture’s blockchain lead to its board

By Oliver Smith on Tuesday 2 April 2019

Savings and Investment

Crypto policy group gains some more new talent.

Global Blockchain Business Council appoints Accenture’s blockchain lead to its board
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David Treat, the global lead and managing director of Blockchain at Accenture, has joined the board of crypto policy group the Global Blockchain Business Council (GBBC).

At Accenture Treat has driven the group’s Blockchain consultancy business into a global force, while he also sits on the boards of the Linux Foundation’s Hyperledger project, the Enterprise Ethereum Alliance, and the ID2020 Alliance.

The Swiss-based GBBC was founded in 2017 on the back of a meeting at Sir Richard Branson’s Necker Island, today its membership spans organizations and individuals from over 40 countries.

Tomicah Tillemann, chair of the GBBC, said: “David’s vast industry experience comes at a crucial time in the GBBC’s business development and strategy. We are confident that David’s expertise will strengthen the Council's work on behalf of the global blockchain community.”

Last week the GBBC launched its first Legal and Regulatory Group with representatives from seven leading law firms to advise its members on legal and regulatory issues coming from their development and adoption of blockchain technology.

The group also recently appointed Alex Tai, the head of Virgin Racing’s Formula E team, to its board.

On his joining yesterday David Treat said he looked forward “to joining the GBBC team to help advance the understanding of blockchain technology among global business leaders and regulators.”

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