Professor Asma Salman is a Blockchain Developer and a Professor of Finance at the American University in the Emirates, (AUE), UAE. Former advisory Board Member at Etihad Airways, she currently also serves as an Honorary Global Advisor at Global Academy of Finance & Management USA. Specialized in Finance, she completed her MBA in Finance & Accounting and earned a PhD in Finance from Harbin Institute of Technology, China. Her research credentials include a one-year residency at Brunel University, UK. Prof. Asma has been actively engaged in scientific research and has published impactful articles in International Journals & Conferences and has edited Books under her name. Handling editor and board member at Journals of high repute and international bibliography, one of her recent articles on “Bitcoin and Blockchain” has gained wide visibility across the world. Other research interests include, Accounting, International Finance, Blockchain and Digital Currencies. An active speaker on Fintech, Blockchain and Crypto events in Dubai, GCC and internationally. She holds various professional certifications including; Chartered Fintech Professional – ChFP from GAFM (USA), Certified Financial Manager - CFM from ICCA (USA), Women in Leadership and Management in Higher Education, from ACU, (UK) and Taxation GCC VAT Compliance - VCD from PWC, (UK). She also recently won the award for “Blockchain professional of the Year” by Berkley Middle East. Recipient of many awards, she was recently bestowed with the Women Leadership Impact Award by Her Excellency First Lady of Armenia, Research Excellence Award, Women in Education, Leadership Award and the Global Inspirational Women Leadership Award by His Highness Sheikh Juma Bin Maktoum Juma Al Maktoum.