Mariana de la Roche is the Senior Regulatory Affairs Expert of the IOTA Foundation. Since 2021, she has been the co-chair of the INABTA Social Impact and Sustainability Working Group. She is a Colombian human rights lawyer with a law degree obtained with academic excellence, a specialization in human rights and humanitarian law, and a master's degree in public administration. She has over nine years of experience as a project manager and legal and regulatory advisor in Colombia and Germany. Mariana is also part of the leading team coordinating Blockchcain 100+, an initiative supported by the UN's General Assembly to explore blockchain’s role in realizing the UN Charter Values and the 2030 Agenda. Lastly, since 2023 she is one of the ambassadors of the Global Blockchain Business Council (GBBC).