Mercina Tillemann serves as Chief Operating Officer of the Global Blockchain Business Council (GBBC). Experienced in strategic planning and communications, she has spent her career translating complex ideas for broad audiences in the public and private sectors.
Mercina has advised state and national governments and fortune 100 companies on issues surrounding technology and public health. An expert in blockchain technology, Mercina works with corporations and governments to identify relevant applications for the technology; she speaks regularly about the technology around the world – from the G20 Summit to the Spring Meetings of the World Bank and IMF – the European Parliament to the U.N.’s Internet Governance Forum (IGF).
Mercina has worked in the offices of the former Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi and for the Human Rights Commission of the U.S. Congress. While working with Janssen’s Global Public Health Group, she drafted congressional testimony, authored publications and spearheaded multiple public information initiatives. She holds a degree in Bioethics, Political Science and Law from Yale University.